Friday, December 24, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Stripped Mittens

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

I am posting this card for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger sooner rather than later this week. :o) The stripped mittens are my inspiration to use a bunch (well, a few anyway) of my many scraps all over my desk. I used border punches from Martha Stewart and Fiscars to copy the colors on the mittens. I used the "Plaid Block" stamp by Impression Obsession in two different directions to make the last green stripe and stamped the "Joy" stamp from Mark's Finest Papers on top then glittered it with Stickles. Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-A Sweet Christmas

Hey there, me here... getting in on the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger at the last minute! It's been a busy week, but I had to make a card for my friend who really really likes bling and glitter!
I love the pastel colors of the inspiration photo and just kinda went with that :)

My Card~ click on the photo for a more detailed image

Stamps: The Poinsettia if from Mark's Finest Papers clear stamp set: sentiment is FaLaLa fromMaking Memories
Inks: Black and Pearlescent Sky Blue from Tsukneko; flower painted with Shimmerz and outlined with TomBow #772; red Stickles in the center of the flower
Tools & Embellishments: border punches both from Martha Stewart; Snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Ribbon from Offray and Crystal Stickers from Clusters Faisceaux bought at Michaels

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Moxie Fab - Thank You Card Challenge

Well I think the amount of Thank You cards I send out are definitely second to Birthday cards in my craft room. This is a card I had on 'stand by' for a while and just sent out to a dear friend who is always very thoughtful and doing things for me and so many others in her life.

My Card ~
Stamp: Hibiscus from See D's Tropicals
Ink: outlined in Chocolate brown by Stampabilities: colored with Decorative Chalks and yellow Stickles
Embellishments: White designer ribbon and the Heart Charm w/Thank You etched on it are from Joann's
Tools: Butterfly punch by Anna Griffin which I also cut out and put inside the card (only 3 cause I didn't want to annoy my friend when they fell on the floor as she opened the card :) I stamped the flower on the envelop with Soft Lilac ink from Memories Hero Arts

Moxie Fab - Congratullations Card Challenge

This is actually the third of five challenges in the Moxie Fab World week long celebration. We are to create a Congratulations card. It can be for a new baby, a new job, graduation, engagement, or moved into a new house. I made this card
Congratulating my friend Gail when her first Granddaughter was born.

There are no stamps or ink here, just textured white card base and pale pink card stock mat trimmed with Fiscars paper edger scissors. I adhered three dimensional stickers, glittery gingham squares and diamond embossed mats, tied with a pink satin ribbon around the pink paper and pinned on a lacy flower with a baby safety pin. The sentiment is computer generated.
Click on the photo for more details. Thank you for stopping by and hope you all had a great weekend.

Moxie Fab - All Occasion Card Challenge

This was the first of a week long Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

All occasion cards are those cards that encompass occasions that don't fit anywhere else ~ missing you, hello, friendship, encouragement, thinking of you, sympathy, blank, etc.

I find Sympathy cards one of the most difficult to create, but usually enlist one of my many 'flower' stamps to help out here. Also, my card will always have a Clean and Simple style and I try for elegant and pastel colors. This card seems to represent what I will create for these sad occasions.

My Card~
Cardstock: White base card is from Georgia Pacific, off to the right of the card face is embossed
Stamp: Hydrangea is from Anna Griffin
Ink: the image was stamped on white paper with Chocolate Brown from Stampabilities and colored in with Decorative Chalks then it was cut out and set on the card with Pop Dots for a 3-D effect
Embellishments: Sheer Lavender ribbon from Joann's
If you click on the photo you will see more details. Thank you so much for stopping by this evening.

Moxie Fab - Birthday Card Challenge

Moxie Fab World's Favorite Occasion Week challenge, is still going on until Monday 12/13 midnight. You should play along and check out the amazing talent and creativity in the cards from everyone. I am entering this fun Birthday card I made for our friend, George. The inside sentiment reads: Relax, read, play Freecell and Sudoku or just watch the grass grow :)

My card~
Cardstock: White base card from Georgia Pacific; two shades of green from DCWV Mat Stack
Stamps: Large Palm Tree from All Night Media; Small Palm Tree from Sugarloaf Products
Ink: Chocolate Brown from Stampabilities; Green Olive and Key Lime painted tree fronds from Shimmerz; Copper glitter from Stickle; blue clouds drawn with Chalks
Embellishments: 'hammock' is the mesh bag from garlic at the grocery store (not to worry, George loves garlic in his cooking :); the hammock is tied to the trees with Jute Twine
Tools: Grass border punch from Martha Stewart

You can click on the photo for more details and as always, Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Moxie Fab - All Zipped Up

Over at Moxie Fab World this challenge was to incorporate zippers in an innovative way.
To play along all you have to do is head over to and post your project to Mr. Linky.

I guess I am the only one who saw the zipper as railroad tracks ~ LOL
Everyone else entered some really creative "zipper art".

My Card~
Cardstock: Aqua blue card base and plaid patterned paper is from Zoophabet; white card stock from Georgia Pacific
Stamps: "Winter Wishes" from Unity Stamp Company; "Row of Houses" from Hero Arts
Ink: "Ultimate Metallic Blue" fromTsukineko; "Clear Embossing Power" from Stampin Up; "white" glitter (snow) from Prisma
Tools/Embellishments: Corner Rounder from Marvy; Choo Choo border punch from Martha Stewart: foam trees form the Dollar Store; zipper from my sewing stash

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Snowing Gingerbread

OK, it's November 27th and I am seriously making an effort to create Christmas cards to mail out ON TIME Seriously??? Well, I am going to give it a try :o)

I love this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger and had a ton of ideas rolling around in my head .... why don't those transfer to paper in the same way, huh?
I was inspired by the pretty photo ~ the white icing on the (brown) gingerbread "snowflake"cookie, thus the snowflakes falling on the brown snow covered houses :o) You still have time to join in at

My card (click on the photo for more details) ~
I used Kraft card stock for the base and for the strip under the houses; the aqua blue is a textured paper from Zoophabet 2; and the white is from Georgia Pacific.
Stamp: Hero Arts 'Row of Houses'
Punches: Marvey's 'Snowflake' and Martha Stewart's 'Cornice' border punch
Embellishments: Prisma 'White Glitter'; Stickles "Crystal; white foam stars, rhinestones and pop foam (under snowflakes) all from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I just turned on the computer for the first time today. Had company for dinner and spent most of the day cleaning, cooking and cleaning up again, so I completely forgot what the date was and that Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop is today :o(

WOWZA! Everyone has done such a fabulous job on their tags for this hop...I didn't have the time or mojo to really do as great a job as you all did. I made them like mini-cards with 3-D stickers and computer generated the sentiments ~ AND, these probably don't qualify for tags but, I stamped "To: and From:" on the inside and there is room for a little note also. Actually, I just wanted to post to this BEST Blog Hop evahhhhh! Plus, I now have some fantastic ideas after checking out some of your beautiful work and definitely have drawn a ton of inspiration from you! Thank you , PTI and thanks to your creative and talented following!! Happy week-end :o)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Moxie Fab - Diggin on Damask & EBTKS

I am entering this card in two challenges tonight. I love the Damask for Moxie Fab World as do so many others. Check out the talent here:

The Oh-So-Talented ladies over at "Everything But The Kitchen Sink" have come up with a gorgeous color combo from Kelly Marie and you just have check that out as well and join in the fun--this challenge ends November 1oth.
Winter Sims' card really inspired me...I just love her creative designs.
So I needed a card for my friend's birthday (which needs to be in the mail tomorrow (!) and came up with this one.

FYI ~ Taking the photo late at night is never a good idea, the pretty grey cardstock and ribbon look brown :( You can make out the details better by clicking on the picture hopefully.

My Card~
Cardstock: White base is Wausau; grey is DCWV: Damask and polka dot is from Gartner Studios
Stamps: Camellia Flower from Martha Stewart
Ink: Pearlescent Sky Blue from Archival
Glitter: Soft Aqua from Prisma
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: grey grossgrain from Joanne's

Monday, October 25, 2010

October PTI Blog Hop

My first PTI Blog Hop~Yay! Nicole Heady has extended the hours to post your entry which made it possible for a lot of us who otherwise couldn't join in on a regular basis.
This month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. You can create a card or project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday celebration through paper crafting.

I decided to celebrate winter with my PTI "Fancy Flourish" stamp set, ice blue rhinestones, sheer ribbon and Stickles "Crystal" glitter for an overall wintery look~~this will be sent to one of my snow/sleet/cold lovin' friends up North :o)

You can click on the photo for more details. Thank you so much for stopping by~I am headed over to check out the gorgeous posts on the Hop...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Moxie Fab - Fright-spiration

Another Moxie Fab challenge from Cath who says:

Boil and bubble, dragon's lair
Do you have scaries for to share?

Link your treasures, one by one
So we can join in all your fun!

But do it by the 31st,

fright-spiration for which we thirst!

You can join in on the ghoulishness here:

If you read my previous post, you know I am NOT a Halloweener, but seeing as I had some of this fabby black sparkly paper on my craft desk, I figured I would make another "Eek Factor" card and share with ya!

I drew the spider web onto the gray cloud vellum paper, cut out the spiders and bat, punched the Martha Stewart 'Arch Lattice' border all out of the sparkly black card stock and tied some peach colored toulle around the orange DCWV card stock. Those spiders (my personal eeeeekkkk!) are popped off the card with foam mounting dots and the bat is flying off the toulle.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Momento Mori

Well here it is almost the deadline date for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger. You still have time to add your entry here
For some reason ~ I am NOT a Halloween card maker/costume wearing/party going kinda gal. I am sure there must must some dark rooted reason, but darned if I know what the heck it is...just not crazy about this holiday!

Anywho, I was thinking this photo was calling to my "Dark Side" and found myself compelled to make a card for the challenge.
For all of the above mentioned reasons, I do not have any Halloween stamps in my stash, so I had to improvise here. Purchased this beautiful black glitter paper several months ago (no idea why?) and I had this cloudy vellum paper from a 'past-life' office job
and was told by my boss to throw it away when we were through with a few of the sheets~~weeellll, THAT was never gonna happen! Actually, I think this is only the second time I have used it on a card, but you never know when you will need it, do ya :o? I cut out the tomb stones~one of them has a 'Gothic' looking punch from EKSuccess, two bats and graveyard dirt, glued it on the vellum and cut out a full moon from white card stock with my Fiskars Circle punch, glued that on some pretty orange card stock from DCWV, then wrapped black toulle around it and, wha la, here's my card! You can click on the photo for a clearer view of the glitter paper and grey cloudy vellum paper.

Thanks for dropping by, have a great rest of your weekend!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Languish in Luxurious

Here's an Anniversary card I made with the inspiration from Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger.
The wallpaper in the photo reminded me of the "Textile" embossing folder from Cuttlebug and the flowers in the vase looked like an orchid to me. The brown 'ribbon' was made with card stock and punched with Martha Stewart's "Cornice" edge punch. The potted orchid stamp is from "See D's 262" pack of clear stamps, which I painted with Shimmerz paints. The flower looks orange in this photo, but it's sorta pinky. I added the ribbon tie cause these Dendrobium Orchids need to be tied or else they flop over :o)
Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Funky Fall

Ok, so I've been away for the last couple of weeks~~we went back to PA, NY and MA for more visiting with friends and relatives. Miss you all so much! Even though we had our Netbook Computer with us, the WIFI connections were not always the best. I am trying to catch up with all of the wonderful cards and projects posted in Blog Land...WOWZA, you have been very busy! Hope I can catch up before we head out again :o)

I am entering this card in the Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger. I really love the inspiration photo "Abstract Folk Art Painting by Catherine Horvath Buchanan" and may try to get another card entered (?) You still have time so go, check out all the fabulous creations here: Card ~ Click on the image for a larger view
There is actually no stamping here...WHAT? Yes, this is shocking :-O but true. Well, there are stamped maple leaves on the 'addressed' envelope which I could not show in the photo ~ so I'm not counting that. The sentiment is computer generated, the flower is a silk from my huge supply and the leaves are a cut of wide ribbon. The base card stock is from SU; the dark green mat is from DCWV, which is embossed with Divine Swirl from Cuttlebug; the twine is from ACE Hardware.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Lipsylicious!

Hey everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend (which is almost over). Here I am getting in on the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - at the last minute, I guess 2 weeks is just not enough time for me - Ughhhh! I've thought about this Trigger every day of those two weeks and of course, this is not what was in my head. But, this card does have a lot of the pinks, reds, mauves and a ting of purple in there too :)! If you click on the not-so-great photo, you may see more detail ~ not much I could do about the baby pic though ~ after all it is 40 years old!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Moxie Fab -Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge

Wow, it seems like another "forever" since I last posted anything here, BUT, I have been a busy crafter and will share some of my cards in a bit. For today's post I wanted to enter Moxie Fab World's Offset Scallop Gallop challenge~ You have until October 4th to upload your entry and join in the fun here:

The card for this challenge started out in a totally different direction, but ended up like this!
I have a Studio G stamp from Michael's $1 bin which has been added to my "collection of owl stamps" (don't ask!). His belly has offset scallops, but the stamp is so small, I needed to enlarge him a tad...put him on my scanner. kicked it up a notch or two and
wha-lah, printed out a BIG owl. Must be low on the colored inks that make brown, so he came out on the greenish side :) I thought I would cut him out and pop him onto the printed card stock, so I was really sloppy with the sponging of brown ink~~then decided I liked his coloring that way and left it on the white cardstock. Added the offset scallops (punched on yellow and melon papers) on each side, sticking out a bit from the edge of the card. I feel this needs 'something else' and have been playing with THAT ~ but then again, less is more on some cards, huh?
anywhoo, if you are still here~~THANKS for dropping by friends, I just love reading your supportive comments!

My Card:
Cardstock: Base White is Georgia Pacific: Yellow, Melon are DCWV; Dk Brown tree PP is American Crafts
Stamp: Owl from StudioG at Michael's, Sentiment from "Party Cupcakes" by Inque
Ink: Outlined owl in brown Crayola pencil; inked the image in Chocolate Brown by Stampabilities; outlined the belly with an orange glitter gel pen
Tools: Corner rounder by EKSuccess; "Cornice" edge punch from Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Those fabulous owl eyes are Bazzill Buttons which were included in afabulous prize package I won by entering a contest at Paper Crafts Connection's July/August I-Spy post.
Thank YOU, Susan!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Light & Bright

Weeeelll, I've been MIA for such a long time! Missed so many fun challenges and all the posts of my "Blogger Friends" WoWza! You all have been soooo busy, I am not even close to catching up with all of your wonderful posts yet!

We were away for 16 days and it seems more like a month. Went to the North East to visit family and friends in PA, NJ, CT, MA, NH and ME. Had a really great time, beautiful weather and ate lots of wonderful seafood at our most favorite restaurants...also found a few more to add to our ever-growing list. Been thinking of starting another Blog for our Travel Adventures, posting photos along the way...will let ya know about that project latahhh (oh yeah, I got my Boston accent back ;O)

Meanwhile, back at the Card Blog, I had the chance to make a card using the fab colors in this MFW Tuesday Trigger.
I stamped the 'Row of Houses' in brown ink on yellow and raspberry cardstock, also in Sky Blue on white cardstock. I cut out two of the yellow houses and one raspberry house and used pop dots to adhere to the the same house inked underneath in blue.

My Card~
Cardstock: Yellow base card, dark blue & raspberry are from DCWV; the White is Georgia Pacific
Stamp: Row of Houses from Hero Arts; sentiment computer generated in royal blue ink
Ink: SkyBlue from Archival; Chocolate Brown from Stampabilities
Embellishments: Yellow polkado ribbon from BasicBasic bought at Michaels
Tools: Corner Rounder punches (small & large) from EK Success; Lace Border is Martha Stewart

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Moxie Fab- Card Style -Clean & Graphic

This is my entry for Moxie Fab's Card Syle ~ Clean & Graphic. Well, this might NOT be my 'style' of card cause I can't seem to leave well enough alone ;o) I just want to keep adding stuff. I am sure THAT has some deep rooted meaning (:-)

Click on the photos for more detailed images. I am working on my notebook computer and feel like I am going blind --this screen is way tiny compared to my desktop.

Anywho, my card has only one stamped image on it--it's a bird in a gilded cage that I picked up in Michael's G Studio stamp bin. I inked it with Ranger's Embossing Ink and used gold embossing power. The background is a script stamp from Hero Arts. The musical notes are Cuttlebug's A2 folder and the giga Marvy oval punch frames the cage. The music note is a brad from Making Memories.
The inside sentiment was generated by my computer.
Thank you so much for stopping by~I love hearing from you and really appreciate your comments.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Moxie Fab - Card Style Week - Fun & Cute

There's another challenge over at Moxie Fab World~stop by this week and join in the great challenges all week long!!! The new issue of Card Style Magazine is out and Cath is helping us find our "Style". Really?
Well, I am not sure what my style of card making is but I couldn't resist posting this Thank You card with this sweet bear holding a sunflower~HOW CUTE IS HE?

Bought this stamp at a yard sale and it doesn not have any markings on it :( sorry, I don't know who made it, anybody recognize him?

I inked him up with Stampabilities Chocolate Brown and colored him in with Brown chalk, the sunflower is also colored in with pencil and Yellow chalk with Green chalked leaves--there are Copper Stickles in the center. The Border Punch is 'Hearts' by Fiscars and the sentiment is computer generated.

I may try to get another card posted before the deadline :o? It is FUN to be CUTE!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Poppin'Off the Page

Weeeell, I was not too sure about joining this week's Moxie Tuesday Trigger~these colors are way out of my comfort zone! But after playing around with these very bright Poppin' colors,
I decided to give it a go and liked the results.

I started out thinking this would be a Birthday card for one of the kiddies in the family...but I thought it looked a little Psychedelic Trippin' and may be better suited for a Child of the 60's instead. So, I made a second attempt using buttons, which I think softened the look a tad...hmm, maybe not...I'm still Trippin' :):):)

My Card~
Stamps: Dream Dots by Inque; Roulette by Inkadinkado
Card stock: Yellow base card, Red and Pink are from DCWV; Black & White print is a note card from Michael's
Ink: All stamps were inked with Ranger Clear Embossing ink
Embossing Powders: Pink, Blue from Whispers, Black from PSX
Buttons: Red, yellow, blue from Michael's $1 bin

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Pahala Halter from Anthropologie

Haven't joined in the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger in weeks for some reason or another, but I have a few Hibiscus Flower stamps (which I love) and I really like Red, Black, White and Yellow together~ especially for masculine cards. This card is rather 'plain' for me, I kept trying to add different elements or layers :^P But in the end decided to go the Clean and Simple route.
You can click on the card for a more detailed image.

My Card~
Card Stock: White base card is Georgia Pacific; Red cards stock is from a DCWV Mat Stack
Stamp: Hibiscus from See D's 'Tropicals' clear stamps; HB sentiment is See D's also I think(?)
Ink: The flower and sentiment is stamped with Archival 'Jet Black' and the leaves are painted over with Shimmerz 'Green Olive' and 'Key Lime' ~ can you see the glittery sheen? I added a little more glitter with Stickles on the yellow stybus of my hibiscus ; I used a fine point marker pen to hand draw the black frame

I first stamped the flower onto the white card front, then stamped it onto red card stock and onto yellow. Cut out each of the flower parts and placed on top of each other with pop dots for dimension.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Moxie Fab - I want to ride my bicycle (2nd card) & Everything But The Kitchen Sink #17

Well, I enjoyed using my (found) bicycle stamp so much that I thought I would make a second card for two challenges. Everything But the Kitchen Sink has a fun sketch challenge from the talented Winter Sims ~ whose name you see EVERYWHERE in BlogLand lately :o)

I kinda turned the sketch on it's side and made my card a bit rectangle rather than square, but I think it' works ;o?

And, my second entry for Moxie Fab World's "Bicycle" challenge.

Go over and check out the fabulous entries, you still have time to join in on both challenges here and here

My Card, made for a dear friend who is closing her Craft Store~Going to miss you, Julie :o(

Card Stock:
Base card is solid pale yellow, the sparkly yellow flower peeking through the punch out and the pretty stripe are all from DCWV "Citrus Stack"; the aqua blue is from K&Company
Stamps: Bicycle is from PSX; the flower (used to make the background on the aqua card stock) is from the Dollar Store
Ink: the bike was stamped with Coffee by Archival Inks and colored with glitter pens; the sentiment is computer generated
Embellishments: the banner is tied to the bike with a strand of twine and the heart shaped jewel on the front tire is from The Dollar Store

Tools: Giga scallop round punch by Marvy; small corner rounder by EK Success
As always, I love reading your comments and enjoy visiting your blogs :o)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Moxie Fab - I want to ride my bicycle

Well, I've been gone from Blog-Land for a long while. Went to CA for 10 days on a "Space A" trip. We actually stayed in the LA area the whole time and ended up flying home from the same place...a bit unusual, to say the least!
Anywho, I missed you all and the fabulous challenges I was eying from afar..took my laptop to keep 'connected' with everyone :O)
Had to make a Congratulations card for a friend who graduated from an on-line course she took this week. Whoot whoot!
Thought this bicycle challenge may help me find my lost mojo~man, it's tough getting back after a couple of weeks, huh?

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your comments!

My card~
Stamp: bicycle by PSX
Ink: initially stamped the bike with Ranger brown ink and colored over each part with glitter gel pens. The yellow flowers in the basket are dotted with Stickles. The sentiment is computer generated.
Card stock: the base is bright orange from Keepsake's Paper Pak; the print flower paper is from the front of a note card; the brown butterfly paper is American Crafts and embossed with Swiss Dot from Cuttlebug. There is an orchid butterfly on top with a jewel from The Dollar Store
Embellishments: the button brad on the front tire of the bike is from Making Memories (I think); the banner is hand drawn and cut out and the gold string attaching it to the bike is from a package of chocolate candies (which I ate :-)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

House Mouse Challenge #70-Goodbye and Farewell

Happy Saturday afternoon, everyone! Did a little gardening this morning, but now it is way too hot out there to do much of anything so I am in my craft room keeping cool and creating...which is really more fun!

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is having their first ever BLOG HOP with some awesome prizes and great inspiration along the way. Check it out here:

They are adding some very talented ladies to their fabulous team and always have such fun challenges using House Mouse stamps. I think of entering every week and then ......
well, you know how that goes :-P
But, anywho, today's the day and here's my first entry for their "Goodbye/Farewell" card challenge.
Click on both images for more detail, the large image shows how shimmery "Shimmerz" paints are and the small photo shows off the vibrant colors better.

My Card~
Stamp: House Mouse "I Give You My Heart" ~ this image makes me think of someone leaving cause a piece of my heart goes with them
Cardstock: The melon colored mat is from DCWV: the base card is actually a note card front from "Colorbox"
Ink: image was stamped with "Ranger" coffee and colored in with Shimmerz paints
Tools & Embellishments: The border punch is Martha Stewart and the shimmery yellow ribbon is from Michaels

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ if you leave me a comment, I will return to your Blog and say Hi! :) :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get Sketchy #39 and Moxie Fab Fun with Fabric

Hi Everyone. Hope you are doing well here in the middle of the week. Wow, it's Wednesday already... where does the week go? Anyone???

I am posting this card for two challenges, Moxie Fab World's - Fun with Fabric (hope my hand cut felt flowers qualify) and the layout design is from Get Sketchy. I like this color combo of orchid, aqua blue white and black...don't use it often enough~

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, your comments are so appreciated ~ It gives me the chance to pop over and visit yours :O)

My Card~
Cardstock: orchid base card and aqua blue are from Martha Stewart
Stamps: The large polka dots are from my Impression Obsession background stamp inked with Brilliance 'Pearlescent Sky Blue' to make my own background paper (again :)
Tools: "With Love" is a Cuttlebug embossing folder; Border punch is 'Arch Lattice' from Martha Stewart
Embellishments: The hand-cut felt flowers are from my stash of black and white felt squares bought at Joanne's; the smaller cut out felt flowers with bling are from 'Crafter's Square"; the black and white ribbon is from Big Lots: the blue button is from Making Memories

Monday, May 24, 2010

Moxie Fab - Tuesday Trigger- Vintage Pink and Blue Dishes

This is Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger "Pink and Blue Dishes" by Alicia Thelin. Love the color combo and think the Pink looks more Peachy Coral, so my card was created with this peach and blue and white. I made my own background paper (polka dots) and used the Emboss Resist Technique. I like how it came out and think it can be used for different occasions.

My Card ~
Card stock: Blue, Peach, Kraft from Basic Grey, White from Martha Stewart
Stamps: Solid wildflowers is from "Just For Fun"; the large polka dots are from Impression Obsession "Cover.a.card" collection
Ink: Ranger's embossing: Ranger's Terra Cotta (sponged over the embossed flowers and edged on the blue mat; Stampabilities' French Blue covered the polka dots stamp
Tools: Cuttlebug "script" embossing folder; Martha Stewart's scalloped edge; Corner rounder from EKSuccess
Ribbon is from Target

Friday, May 7, 2010

Moxie Fab - Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge

Moxie Fab has a challenge that looked like a fun one to enter. But, I couldn't find any 'chairs' in my assortment of stamps.... oh nooo! So, I was looking through the latest "Spaces" magazine and found this gorgeous chair for sale at a local furniture store. Thought this would be a fun 'thinking of you' card to send. The inside price tag is really the cost of this Victorian Leather Side Chair by Thomasville~pretty, huh?
Click on the photos for more details.

My card~
Base card, brown and white mats/tags are from American Crafts
Stamp: Fern is Martha Stewart
Embellishments: button and embroidery floss from Joanne's; Lattice border punch is Martha Stewart

Monday, May 3, 2010

Betsy Veldman's Sketch Challenge

Don't you just love Betsy Veldman!?! She has the most inspirational blog ~ when you have some time (actually, take lots of time :o) head on over and check out her beautiful creations

I needed another Baby Girl card and wanted to do something "new" --- just love reinventing that wheel. This is 2 of 3 baby girls born to friends --- the third is due in October. Betsy has a wonderful sketch challenge that seemed to be "perfect" for this card. What do you think? Is there enough pink?

My card:
Base card stock is pink marble from Xerox, pink and white stripe and flowery print designer paper from Creative Imaginations.
The sleeping baby bear on a cloud is a felt 3-D sticker from the Dollar store.
The pink heart shaped button is from a package bought at Michael's.
Glittery butterfly, star from my stash.
There is gingham ribbon under the lace and the white ribbon through the button - all from Michael's
Extra Giga scalloped oval punch by Marvy
Sentiment typed on my computer in brown ink
Hmmm, there are NO stamps on this card~it may be a "first" :o)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Moxie Fab - Tuesday Trigger-Square Vase of Roses

My take on the Tuesday Trigger- a beautiful glass vase of roses is this!

I actually started out with a square card and a stamp with more roses in a vase, but that card is not going to make it for Tuesday :o(
I will have to share it with you later. This card was finished and it does have roses on it in various shades of pink~ kinda close?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Moxie Fab - Easter Eggs and Verve Stamps- Fun With FLowers

This is my second card inspired by last week's Easter Eggs Trigger. I am also entering this card in Verve Stamps ~ Fun with Flowers challenge.

Along with Verve's Project Parades, they have prizes! There are two ways to win:
1. Link up your new creation to Mr. Linky widget before Midnight on April 8th and one lucky stamper will win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.
2. If you leave the Diva's a comment you may be lucky enough to be picked and win your choice of any Verve stamp set!

My Card~ Click on the photo for more detail and thank you so much for stopping by!

Cardstock: white base card is an eyelet border punched
note card from Martha Stewart; green polka dot mat is from 'Scrapbooking and Paper Crafting Supplies'; Raspberry pink is from DCWV
Stamps: Hybiscus flower from 'Always Tat' from Inque Boutique
Tools: Floral Fantasy embossing folder from Cuttlebug; 3" Oval punch from Marvy; two Classic Butterfly punches from Martha Stewart with pearl antenna glued in between