Sunday, December 18, 2011

MFW - Get Inspired the Pot Pourrie Challenge

OK, I lied this is my last post of the weekend :o)

Here is where you will find Cath's post ~ I'm on my way over to check out the always-fabulous entries:

I instantly thought of the word "Reflect" when I saw this image on this MFW~Get Inspired Challenge...the "R" monogram, the old fashioned furnishings, the doilies my Grandma used to crochet, the sepia coloring ~ all reminders to "Reflect on the Past".

So, this is what I came up with for a Birthday card ~ and, yes, I do have someone in mind for this one, but won't reveal his name, cause his birthday is a few months away :)

My card ~
I tried to capture the last bit of daylight outside and I think it's staying light a tad longer ~ YAY!
No stamps used here. The words were printed in dark grey (although it looks blue in the photo) from my computer in different fonts and the binoculars and eyeglasses are Rub-Ons from Michael's $1.00 Spot
Card stock: Smokey Blue base card, white and black are from DCWV

Thank you for visiting me ~ I can't tell you enough how I appreciate your comments. This is such a great way to meet new bloggers, donchya think? :o)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

MFW-Get Inspired in the Kitchen

Here's another Moxie Fab World Challenge from Card Creations Get Inspired Week.

Believe it or not there is still time to enter ;o)
Check it out here:

My Inspiration came from the colors of the plate and swirly images on the glasses.

I am too late to enter this card in Card Patterns Sketch #145 but, I really like working with great sketches when my mojo is wondering off somewhere.

Check out the wonderful entries (posted by Friday 12/16 :) here:

My Card ~ click on the photo for a more detailed look see.

Cardstock: Base card, yellow are Recollections; swirly PP is American Crafts
Stamps: Winter Wonderland from Recollections, I won adorable stamp set this last year (thank you, Jamia Bankhead!)
Tools: "Cornice" border punch is Martha Stewart; Round Scallop is Marvy-mega; smaller Round punch is from Fiscars
Embellishments: Glitter snow and stars is from Stickles; Satin Ribbon is Michaels; snowballs were cut from Christmas wreath decoration I have had for a couple of years :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

MFW - Get Inspired by fashion

Card Inspirations has a beautiful cover this month, but if that isn't enough, MFW has provided a couple of photos and cards from this issue to inspire us even more. Check this one out:

I love the jacket's soft color, all I could find in my PP with the herringbone print was black and white , but I have this pretty damask print in green and cream and decided, this would be my inspiration. The lacy border under the tree is my "texture" and my tree top has a brooch-like look to it ~ dontchya think?

My card ~
Cardstock: Base card is Vintage Cream by PTI, Damask PP is a note card from Gartner Studios
Embellishments: Glitter Tree is a Christmas gift tag from Home Elements picked up at Walgreens; Button, lacy trim from my stash

MFW - Get Inspired Home Decor

This post is for Card Creations Get Inspired week at Moxie Fab World.
The Globe was my inspiration :o)

Check it out~you still have time to join in here:

I made this card for a friend who was going to Paris for like the fourth time ~ I never made it once! Not that I'm jealous or anything ~ it was on "The List" of places my DH and I were going to visit, but ...

My Card ~ Click on the the photo for a larger image

Cardstock: Base-card is Natural Parchment from Xerox; the global PP is "The Travel Stack" by DCWV; the mats under the photos are paint chips from Lowes and the little photos are from a strip of wallpaper border card also 'picked up' at Lowes
Tools: Scollop Square punch is Marvy-Giga; Corner Rounder is EKSuccess
Embellishment: Lace is from Walmart

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MFW Tuesday Trigger - Partridge in a Pear Tree

Well here I am once again with my last post of the weekend.

The Tuesday Trigger this
week has the most elegant color combination that I used as my inspiration for my card. The layered feathers also captured my attention ~ thus, the border punches ;-p

I love the pillow from Crate & Barrel and would really like to copy this exact image onto a Christmas card, but neither a
Partridge nor a Pear Tree do I have in my collection of stamps~

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

Cardstock: White base card from PTI; grey and pale blue are paint chips from Lowe's
Stamp: Corner Flower is Sudio g from Michael's $1.00 bin
Ink: Black is StazOn
Tools: Happy Birthday, Arch Lattice and Cornice border punches are all Martha Stewart

Don't know why, but I struggle with CAS and this card had many different faces ~ and still may 'change' more before it gets into an envelope :o)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Make it Monday #45 Coloring embossed images with Copics

This is a quick post to enter Make It Monday's challenge. This week Lisa Johnson has created a pretty card using white powder embossing on a beautiful stamp image and coloring it with Copics.

Check the video here:

Of course, I am late mailing this card, so it had to be done quickly. I like this technique and will try it again (maybe even in time for another post to MIM before the deadline :)

My Card~
Cardstock: Aqua basecard is Recollections; Vintage Cream is PTI, dark forest green is DCWV
Stamp: flower from Stampin UP
Ink: Embossing ink from Big & bossy from Ranger; White embossing powder from PSX; green, pink, yellow coloring done with TomBow markers
Tools: Banner Border die is from PTI
Embellishments: flowers from my (huge) stash

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Make it Monday #44- Glitter Masking

Now I love me the glitter and bling, so don't get me wrong here...this was a messy "process" and don't think I will be trying this new-to-me technique anytime soon :(

I really like a lot of the entries for MIM this week and thought I would try this... I wasn't happy with the results and kept tweaking the card, which was taking the glitter off.... ohhhh noooo!

Jennifer's version makes this look easy~unfortunately, not in my Craft Room :o) And to add insult to injury, I had to take the photo in poor lighting cause it is not pitch black outside.

Check out the video and the other crafter's posts this week:

My Card~ click on the image for more details - if you care to :^{
Cardstock: White base card by Georgia Pacific, Forest Green mat under the glitter mess from my stash
Stamps: tree is an old Martha Stewart , Sentiment "Blessings" from Fall Elegance by PTI
Die/Punch: The "skirt" under the tree is from Banner Borders by PTI; corner rounder from Ek Success
Glitter: Gold and Green from Studio G at Michael's; Pearls on the tree also from Michael's

No, not my best card, but had to give it a go anyway. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Make It Monday #42 and MFW - Tuesday Trigger

Made this card to enter into two challenges this week.

MFW- Tuesday Trigger - Red and Rustic
I liked the colors in the MFW inspiration photo and picked up the stripes off the pillows.

MIM #42 - Ribbon Pleating
The ribbon pleating technique is totally copied from Dawn McVey's MIM video. She really is the master at this, and I know my attempt is no where near her expertise here, but I like how it turned out :o)

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

Cardstock: Base card is Recollections, PP is from DCWV, Vintage Cream is PTI
Stamp: Sentiment from Party Cupcakes by Inique
Embellies: Brown Satin Ribbon and buttons from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Make It Monday #42

This week on MIM, Betsy Veldman shows us how to make a card with Layered Background Sentiment stamps. It took me a while to come up with something, especially after checking out all of the beautiful cards posted this week...mine didn't quite come out the way it appeared in my head :0!

Check out the video here:

My Card: Click on the photo for a more detailed look

Cardstock: Base card is Cream, Deep red panel is Recollections; gold foil and leafy border are from my junk mail collection
Stamps: Ornament "hangers are from PTI's Fancy Flourishes; Ornaments and sentiments are from Mark's Finest
Ink: Black is from Ranger; Pink is from Tsukineko; Rose Red is SU; Silver glitter pen; Cotton Candy is the pink glitter from Stickles
Tools: Corner Rounder from EKSuccess
Embellies: Heart shaped bling in the center of each poinsettia is from A Muse

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and long weekend~thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop - November

This month's PTI Blog Hop has a beautiful photo for oh-so-much inspiration.

You could probably make all your Christmas cards based on something in this gorgeous picture :o!

You can link up here:

My Card~ click on my photo for a closer look

Cardstock: Lime green base is from Recollections; Red, White and Plaid are from scraps
Stamps: the "garland" down the side is from PTI's Fall Elegance set just repeated 3 times;
Sentiment is American Crafts "Wonderland"; the tree (kinda Charlie Brown, isn't it ;-?) is from the adorable "Winter Wonderland" set by Recollections which was Blog Candy I won from Jamia Bankhead last year
Ink: Lime green is Studio G; Forest Green is from Printworks; gold and red glitter pens: Red ornaments and Crystal snow glitter from Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

MFW - Tuesday Trigger - Fall Bag

OK, this is my second card for this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World! Soooo SHOCKING, I know :o!

Check out how creative everyone is here:

I cut circles (original, huh :?) out of the colored card stock and popped these pretty vellum butterflies from Martha Stewart that I have been hoarding for who knows how long....they are all glittered up already so there was not much more to add. Punched out the "Happy Birthday" with Martha Stewart's punch and glued it on the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments on my first post~I really enjoy hearing from you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

MFW Tuesday Trigger-Fall is in the bag

Moxie Fab World has this fun inspirational photo which I was not too sure about at first.
BUT I started thinking (I know, DANGER DANGER :) and this is what I came up with for another Thanksgiving card.
I took the colors pretty literally and punched out strips of daisies instead of circles. I used a tape runner to adhere the strips to the card diagonally then trimmed the excess off at the edges...have to remember to leave more card stock when taping these strips next time, cause I was poking glue out of the flower holes with a pin which was really time consuming :(

You can still join in here at Moxie Fab World:

My card~Click on the photo for a more detailed look see

Cardstock: Base card is Kraft and the other colors (Gray, Orange, Yellow, Brown, White and Turquoise) are from American Crafts, Recollections & Colorbox)
Tools: Daisy Lace border punch from Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Brown and White twisted crochet yarn is from Gala; glittered leaf and gold button from my stash

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time :o)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Make It Monday #40-Reverse Applique

This is really the first card I made for MIM #40, but had to get it mailed. I took the photo to post before running out to mail it.

If you have never tried this fun technique, here is the PTI video by Heather Nichols:

My Card~ Click on the photo for more details. There are two butterflies on the card that I used reversed applique, one on top and another at the bottom (which is hidden by the bow, I just noticed :() the center butterfly is another PTI technique from
MIM #34 - Make Your Own Chipboard Accents.

Cardstock: Base card is Stamper's Select White and prints on the butterflies are pieces of Guide Lines Paper Collection from PTI; Aqua blue is from Recollections and the Lace mat is from The Clever Factory
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes from PTI
Ink: Purple from Tsukineko which i embossed with Clear embossing powder
Tools: Classic Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart; Corner Rounder is EKSuccess; heat gun if from Marvy: Ribbon is from Nicole

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good night :o)

Make It Monday #40-Reverse Applique

Need to quickly post this card to Make It Monday's Challenge , but I'll be back with details, K :o?

Hey I'm back to finish this entry ~ If you have some time to check out Make It Monday #40 highlighting Heather Nicole's video, you will see some amazing cards using this Reverse Applique technique.

My Card ~ Click on the photo for more details. The inside sentiment will have read "Dear _ _ _ _ _ _" when I figure out which male recipient is getting this one :o)

Cardstock: Card Base and second Happy Birthday are PTI's Select White; Raspberry, Green and Purple are from Recollections
Stamp: to you... is from Inique Boutique's Party Cupcake set
Embellishments: Rhinestones from G Studio; Sheer Ribbon is from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make It Monday #39 - Multiple Stamp Background

Wow, I think entering a second card for the MIM challenge is a
first for me! No wait, posting before Sunday for the MIM challenge is the first :o!

Check out all the great entries here:

I really like making my own backgrounds, but the multiple stamps technique was new from me and I thought this card would be cute for my granddaughter's birthday~wow, another
first, her birthday is not until December and the card is made and ready to go!

My Card ~ click on the photo to see the 'sugar' frosting more closely :)

Card Stock: Purple base card is Recollections; Polka Dot Parade Paper Collection if from PTI; Pink Parchment is Xerox
Stamps: Cupcake is from Party Cupcakes set from Inique Boutique: all background party stamps are from Inique Boutique 262 set
Ink: Black-Whispers Archival;Blue and Purple-Tsukineko; Terra Cotta-Ranger
Embellishments: Yellow, Crystal, Red glitter from Stickles; Seam Binding from Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by ~

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Make it Monday #39-Multi Stamp Background

This is a really great video where Nicole Heady is showing us step by step how to make a background out of multiple stamps for your cards:
I needed to make a masculine card today, but think I will try this same design for more feminine cards in the future by adding a few flowers instead of the leaves and acorns with the flourishes, also some lace instead of the ribbon :o)

My Card~ click on the photo for a larger image

Cardstock: White base card is Georgia Pacific; Orange mat is DCWV
Stamps: Background stamps from PTI's Fall Elegance and Fancy Flourish; Owl and sentiment from Studio G from Michael's $1 bin
Inks: Sepia & Terra Cotta from Ranger; Olive green from Studio G; Bright Yellow from Ink It Up
Tools: Labels Eight Nestie from Spellbinders: Corner Rounder from EK Success
Embellishments: Blingy owl eyes and Brown satin ribbon from Michael's

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

MFW Tuesday Trigger-Autumn Woods

This week the TT has wonderful Fall colors, which was my inspiration for this card.
I now have several more ideas floating in my head so maybe I should strike while the mojo is hot :) and make a few more cards!
I really like how a lot of the entries used the squares and the dimension of the wood inspiration. Check it out here, cause you have till Sunday to add your post:

My Card ~ click on the photo for a more detailed look see

Cardstock: Peach card base and Orange banner on the bottom are from Recollections; White is from Georgia Pacific; flowery print paper is a note card pack from Target's Dollar Spot
Stamp: House With Plant from Hero Arts is popped off the card with dimension dots
Ink: stamp inked with Sepia from Archival Ink; house painted with Key Lime from Shimmerz; TowBow markers and Glitter pens

Thank you for stopping by~your comments, as always, are much appreciated!

MFW - Textured To Perfection

The Challenge at Moxie Fab World is to create a paper crafted project that incorporates texture. There can be layers and varied materials used to create texture such as fabric, felt, buttons, glitter, embossing, ribbons and natural fibers ~ you get a BIGGER picture by visiting here:

Well, this is what I came up with ~hey, just realized NO stamps!

My Card ~ click on the photo for more detailed image

Cardstock: Orchid card base and Aqua from Recollections; Grey from Making Memories; PP from Paper Pizazz
Tools: Deco Fan border punch by Martha Stewart; Corner Rounder by EKSuccess; Stylized Flowers embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Felt Flower & Leaves from Martha Stewart; Aqua button from Simplicity
Sentiment: from my computer

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop - October

Today is Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop. The challenge is to use some part of this beautiful photo (colors, patterns, pumpkins, leaves) as inspiration for a paper project. The colors and the patterns got my crafty attention :)
You have until 11:30 PM EST to post your project. Check out all the fun entries here:

My Card~click on photo for larger image

Card stock: Green card base, Orange mat are from Making Memories; The square pieces are Dotty Biscotti Patterned Paper from PTI
Tools: Corner Rounder from EK Success; Arch Lattice border Punch is Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Glittery Halloween Ghosts and felt Bat stickers and are from Hobby Lobby; Stitched edge ribbon is from Michael's.

Thank you for stopping by and especially for leaving comments~
you are so appreciated! XOXO Helen

Monday, October 24, 2011

Make it Monday #38-Brayer Techniques

Can you believe I almost missed the time limit for another Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink :o? Yeah, not so surprising for those who know me :o!
Betsy Veldman's video can be seen here:

This Brayer technique on embossing plates/folders is not new to me, but I haven't used it very much. I like the effect and will definitely use this on more cards.

My Card ~ click on photo for more details

Cardstock: Base card and panel with sentiment and fishes is PTI Stamper's Select White; the Denim Plaid (which looks like fish net to me :) is from The Robin's Nest scrapbook line
Tools: Divine Swirl embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Corner Punch is from EK Success border is from Martha Stewart
Stamp: Leaves is G Studio from Michael's $1 bin

Embellishments: Fish foam stickers and bubbles bling from Michael's
Thank you so much for stopping by ~

Sunday, October 23, 2011

MFW Tuesday Trigger-Finesse The Dress

How about this adorable little number for inspiration? Worked for me!

Of course, I fully intended to get a card posted for this Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger days ago ~ hope I am not too late for this two weeker!

I haven't joined in Cath's TT for several months and have really missed one of the best challenge sites in BlogLand. I love this color combination and needed to get a card made and in the mail tomorrow :o!

Check out all of the beautiful creations at:

My Card~ You can click on the photo for a more detailed look. The colors are MUCH closer to the dress in real light!

Cardstock: Dark Grey card base and Turquoise Blue is from Keepsake Essentials
Stamp: Flower is from Stampin Up ~ it's part of a beautiful set of stamps plus some other goodies I won from the very sweet Cannie Hunter's blog at
Ink: Embossing ink from Ranger; White Embossing Powder from PSX
Tools: "Deco Fan" border punch is Martha Stewart; Corner punch is EKSuccess
Sentiment from my computer; turquoise button is from Fancy Pants; grey satin ribbon and white string from my stash

Make it Monday #37- Layered Mats and Frames

Not sure how the week ALWAYS gets away from me, but wanted to post a card to PTI's Make It Monday and managed to get it done before dark today :o)

You can see how Dawn McVey made her card in this video on Nicole Heady's Blog~

Don't have any Mat Stack dies, but I used Nestibilities "Labels Eight" for my frame and attached each layer with those little square sticky things.

* The ghostly DP is from Nikki Sivils "Boo-tiful" mini pad
* Stamps are PTI "Fall Elegance"
* Frames are Spellbinders
* Glitter is Cinnamon and Lime Green from Stickles
* Inks are Terra Cotta from Ranger; Mango from Creative Living
* Sentiment if from my computer

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Make it Monday #36

This week on Papertrey Ink the Make It Monday technique is to use regular stamp pads and create a faux watercolor image. The pumpkins are stamped with two orange colored inks then I took a small paint brush dipped it in water and blended to get this shaded watery look.

I was helping a friend with her Halloween Party invites and this is one of the designs I came up with.

My Card~

Cardstock: Stripped DP is from Nikki Sivils "Boo-tiful" mini pad; Melon and Antique White are from Recollections
Stamps: Pumpkins are Fall Elegance from Papertrey Ink
Inks: Terra Cotta and Mango from Ranger
Border Punch: Floral Leaf from EKSuccess
Embellishments: sparkled leaves from Michael's

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Make it Monday #34

Sorry the lighting in my craft room is terrible at night and, of course I am posting this at 11:00 PM... Hope to take a better picture in the morning.

I really liked making my own heart chipboard accent the way Erin Lincoln showed us in a video at Nicole Heady's Blog~check it out here:

My Card~

Cardstock: base card is Pure White (although it looks yellow here); heart is 5 layers of a Centrum Multiple Vitamin box glued together with a Glue Stic and the top layer is Black & White Basics Collection from Papertrey Ink. You can acturally see the shadow of how thick the heart is in the photo
Ink: Rose Red from Stampin Up; sentiment from my computer
Stamps: Fancy Flourish from Papertrey Ink.
Tools: Heart punch by Marvy
Added the fine glitter from Studio g with double sided tape which is another Papertrey Ink technique.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Moxie Fab World-Home Decor Challenge

This is another challenge from Moxie Fab World's 350 Cards and Gifts Week.
We are to create a paper crafted home decor item to give to someone dear.
You have until midnight EST on Thursday, April 21st to upload your project here:

I make these Note Pads to give along with a Tea gift item. Did you know I worked in a Tea Shop at the Mall selling loose teas and all the accessories that go with it? Haven't been able to work there these last few months, but I still buy tea there.

My Project: Click on the photos for more details. I try to coordinate the note pad colors (see 2nd photo) with the outside cardstock and pencils. I bought a bunch of these note pads a while back at AC Moore and cover them with cut-to-size card stock, type "Things To Do...after I have my tea" on my computer and then stamp a tea cup or tea pot on another piece of card stock. The image is colored and cut out then popped onto the front. I glue a magnet onto the back panel so it can be stuck on a refrigerator door, there is a small piece of magnet glued on the pencil too. Found an 8 pack of these glitter pencils at Target's Dollar Spot.

Cardstock: Purple is from Bazzell; White is PTI
Stamp: tea cup is Stampin' Up
Ink: Sepia from Archival Ink; purple, yellow, lime marker pens; glitter pens outline the image
Embellishments & Tools: Sheer ribbon is from Michael's; Yellow glitter is Stickles

Haven't been on my favorite Blog sites as much as I would like lately, but don't give up on me yet ~ I promise to try and catch up with you all soon. XOXO Helen

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make It Monday #10~Masking with Die Cuts

Make It Monday was a real challenge for me this week.
The project was to use masking with die cuts and I just received my very first PTI die from my sweet friend Lynn.
I won one of three PTI Dies she had as a Birthday giveaway. THANK YOU, Lynn I love my Banner Borders die!!!
Go by and visit her at and check out her fabulous's always a trip of inspiration for me.
Stop by PTI's Blog and take a look at the great entries posted, you have until 7:00 AM Monday to enter :o)

My Card~ click on the image to see it more detailed. I made it CAS by using only one layer. I took the die 'negative' and masked off the rest of the card front, then sponged ink on it like Lisa Johnson showed us in her video (only NOT as well as she did), then I stamped the music score over it with all the masking papers still in place. The Birdcage is sitting on top of the border and the little bird is stamped again on bright green paper and popped on with a square to add dimension.

Card stock: White base is PTI
Stamps: Music Score from Stampendous; Birdcage is Studio G; sentiment from my computer using Gasoline Alley font
Ink: Sepia from Archival Ink; Eggplant Purple from Printworks
Tools & Embellishments: Banner Borders die from PTI; Corner Rounder by EK Success; orange gross grain ribbon from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Make It Monday #9 and MFW-Card Sets

This set is going to cover two challenges:
*PTI "Make It Monday #9" which is Heat Embossing. See Dawn McVey's video and add your card here:
*Moxie Fab's "The Card Sets Challenge". To join in the fun add your card set here:

My cards ~ Click on the images to see more details
A friend asked me to make some "plain and simple" note cards, no layers of cardstock, no ribbons, no bling, just "plain and simple" for her. Now, most of you know that CAS is just not my gig~I have to keep adding embellishments until...well, it's not a CAS card any longer :o)
However, I think I came up with as "plain and simple" a card as possible...she can take the ribbons off when I'm not looking ;oPI stamped the images of the bugs and flourishes, then added the Embossing Powder and heated with my Heat Gun. Also, cut out the top right corners of the card for a little more detail.
Cardstock: Natural Parchment by XeroxStamps: PTI "Fancy Flourishes"; Inkadinkado "Patterned Bugs"
Ink: Tsukneko, Inc :"Pearlescent Orchid", "Pearlescent Purple", "Pearlescent Beige", "Pearlescent Sky Blue"; "Ultimate Metallic Purple"; Filigree Clear Embossing Powder.
Tools: Deco Fan corner punch by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: sheer ribbons from "Shades of Elegance"

Thanks for stopping by ~ Sorry I've been MIA, don't get much time for crafting these days.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Moxie Fab World-Cityscapes Are on the Rise Challenge

Well, I have said this before, but....
Love the challenges over at Moxie Fab World and I think this one is really a cool one. Here's the site to check out the fun cards posted:
However, I don't have any of those wonderful "Cityscape" stamps that everyone else seems to have :o(

I did find this insert "city scene" paper in with my pile of "savable junk mail, boxes toys come in, sticker book pages, calendars, magazine pages, etc"....the list is very long!

Anywho, here's the card I came up with. Makes me think of the Lovin Spoonful's record "Hot town, Summer in the city..." Must be those bright, warm colors :o) There seems to be some glue on the cars, must be where the toys were stuck onto this insert...we'll just call it 'road dirt' :o)

My card - click on the image for more details
Cardstock: Kraft base card from my local craft store; Orange polka dot from AC Moore; car and cityscape is an insert from a toy car
Stamps: none
Ink: just from my computer to write the sentiment
Embellishments: Bird sticker from a Dollar Store pack; Red and Purple buttons from Michael's; the brown twine is from a Goodwill find (thank you, Carole)

Thank you for dropping tonight!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-A Citrus Celebration

I had this card idea in my head since last Tuesday for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger. Just had a bit of time this evening to get it down on paper(s)! I think you can figure out what inspired this get well card~Yep, the colors :o!
Of course it did look different in my head, but I thought it would be another cheery card for my friend who was transferred to a different hospital for additional tests.

Check out the creativity here:

My Card~
Cardstock: White is PTI; Orange and Yellow are Bazzill; Green polka dot is from ACMoore
Stamp: Flower is from G Studio; sentiment printed on my computer
Embellies: Gingham ribbon & button from Michael's; Yellow floss from Hancock Fabrics
Ink: Sepia from Archival Ink; Copper glitter is Stickles
Tools: Grass border punch by Martha Stewart

Thank you for stopping in tonight! You are so much appreciated :o)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

PTI Make It Monday #7

The challenge at MIM this week is to create a project adding color with markers or colored pencils to non-neutral colored cardstock.
Your project must use at least one Papertrey product of some kind and add color with markers or colored pencils to non-neutral colored cardstock. See the video using Copic Markers by Jennifer Ellefson here:

My Card~click on the image to see more details~I don't have any Copics (yet), but I used some markers on pink cardstock and blended as best I could with a blender pen and this is what I ended up with.

Cardstock: White base is PTI; Pink Parchment is Xerox: Raspberry is Bazzill (under the light pink I stamped the flower a second time on this)
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes (background) and Fall Elegance (Sentiment) from PTI: Camilia flower from Martha Stewart
Ink: Pale pink; Sepia from Archival Inks; TomBow Markers #772, 757 & Dove Blender pen;
Embellishments & Tools: Stickles glitter; Sheer Wired Ribbon from Big Lots; Corner Rounder from EKSuccess

Thank you so much for stopping by ~ hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

March PTI Blog Hop

For the March Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink we are challenged to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on a project. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up! Something completely foreign to me! The only reason I even have floss is because MFW had a challenge a few months back~so now I have a second chance to use it :o)

Here is the site to check out all the fabulous talent: I probably won't get over there until midnight to see all of the creative projects everyone comes up with.

This is the card I made when we got home from my husband's treatment #3. The card is for a dear friend who is in the hospital enduring all kinds of tests. The inside sentiment says "It may seem up hill now~but we know you will have a speedy trip to good health soon!"My card~ click on the image to see more details. I will most likely tweak the heck out of this before it goes in the mail, just don't have the time right now.
Cardstock: White base and stamped image are PTI: The balloons are stamped on scraps of Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper from PTI: "Clouds" from AC Moore
Stamps: Bicycle is from Unity's "Following My Heart" set; Wood Grain (road) is from Stampabilities
Embellishments: buttons from Making Memories; floss (strings on the balloons) from Hancock Fabrics