Sunday, October 28, 2012

MIM #88

Getting in under the wire here for the MIM #88 - Positive and negative  die cuts.  See the video HERE

Sending another card to my aunt.  She's doing well after her hip surgery and I'm "Just chick-ing up on her"  :o)

I used the negative cut of PTI's Banner Border die  
Cardstock: base card is  Stamper's Select White from PTI; 
PP is from Zoophabet stack pack
No stamps used,  the sentiment was printed on my computer;
The chicks are a border punch from Martha Stewart;
Sheer ribbon bow, flower from my stash

Thank you for stopping by tonight! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What makes you smile?

Let me tell ya what makes ME smile...happy mail, that's what!

Click on the photo for a more detailed look

Received this fun 'Dear Lizzy' stampset and the most adorable card in today's mail from my very dear bloggie friend, Amy Tsuruta, check out her always fun, always inspiring blog, HERE.  She recently had a Giveaway of  golb ydnac ~~ 
YAY! I was the winner. Amy made this Berry Sweet card with a lovely note inside. Thank you, Amy,  for making me "smile" today at my mailbox and for leaving such supportive and encouraging comments on my Blog posts.  
XOXO  :o)

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

It's already the 25th of the month and time for Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop!
Nicole has several non-traditional color combos you can choose from to create a Holiday Card. I liked this one:    

Here is my card ~ which you can click on for more details

Cardstock base is Stamper's Select white by PTI
Stamp "Blessings" from Fall Elegance by PTI

Contact me for info on other products used.

I am off to check out all the fabulous entries now! 
Thanks for stopping by :o)

Monday, October 22, 2012

MFW - Tuesday Trigger

I wasn't too sure about these colors when I first saw the Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger-Val de Victorian, but it was obvious to me I had to use one of my house and tree stamps :o)

This is actually the second card I made for this Val de Victorian challenge. No, it's not a second card that I entered, it is the second of the same card. WHAT?  Well, the other night I was 99% finished with this card and as I taped the back of the house which was fussy cut out after I colored, glittered, penned and chalked it, I got a phone call and put it down on my craft desk.  Yep, you know what happened, I came back to the desk, started playing around with something else and LOST the house.  
Now I am sure it is stuck to the back of 'something' which I may or may not ever find because I confess to being an over-taper and this puppy also had some dimensional double sided tabs on the back of it along with all the other regular sticky stuff.  The worst part is, I can't remember exactly what the first one looked like. Oh well, back the proverbial square-one :(

This is the Tuesday Trigger at MFW

My Card ~
Cardstock:  White is PTI; Lavendar and Pumpkin is from my stash
Stamps: Fall Elegance from PTI; House with Plant from Hero Arts; Trees from Inkadinkado
Inks: Sepia from Ranger; chaulks; TomBow markers
Tools & Embellishments: Branches with Leaves embossing folder from Sissix; Corner Rounder from EKSuccess; Glitter from Stickles Maple Leaf from the Dollar Store tied by brown Baker's Twine

As always, I appreciate you stopping by!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

MIM #87

I may not be getting the hang of this new technique, but it certainly is a fun to keep trying.
Here is one last card for Make It Monday-Stamping Alphabets with Die Cuts.

Sending hugs and kisses and birthday wishes across the miles    
It's kinda hard to get these bottle cap letters to line up, I tried to turn them a little so it's not so obvious :o)

My card ~
Cardstock:  Base card and stamped on panel is Stamper's Select white from PTI; background paper is from DCWV's Travel Stack
Stamps:  the sentiment is from my computer and my "newly created foam alpha set"
Tools & Embellishments:   Postage Stamps embossing folder is from The Paper Studio; Corner Rounder from EKSuccess; Twill ribbon is from Wal-Mart's fabric dept; bling flowers from Michaels

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

MIM #87

OK, I think I'm getting better at this?  At least my fingers are a little less inky :) 
You can check out Heather Nichol's video to see how well her stamps came out.

I don't have soda pop bottles which may be larger than my water bottle caps, so I was inking my fingers each time I put these letters into the ink pad.   Ruined a few cards with ink smudges before I figured it out :(  I found the clearish color on the caps was a little easier to use than the dark colored caps cause you can see where you are stamping ~ not that I got the letters any straighter ~ you probably noticed on both cards, I had to twist 'em.

Inside sentiment: "Sending LOVE and prayers for a speedy recovery from your surgery"
I am mailing this card to my Aunt who just had hip replacement surgery...see the little envelop on top of the word LOVE, get it :o?

My Card ~ 
Cardstock:  Basecard is Lime Green from Recollections; the stamped on image is Stampers Select White from PTI;  the glittery patterned paper is from from DCWV-Citrus Stack
Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes from PTI; Patterned Bugs from Inkadinkado; LOVE are the foam alpha die cuts
Embellishments:  Sheer lime ribbon from Michaels; Crystal glitter on butterflies from stickles; envelope and butterfly  3-D sticker from Dollar Tree

MIM #87-Stamping Alphabets with die cuts

Well, I wasn't sure I would be able to join this week's Make It Monday cause I don't have PTI's  alphabet dies Heather Nichols is showing us how to use in a very versatile way HERE
But, being a challenge junky, I thought I could use another die set that I borrowed, mount a few letters on those bottle caps and give it a go
Here is the result, which I am already thinking...needs a little tweaking :o)

My card ~ 
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes by PTI; Butterfly is from Recollections:
L-O-V-E  are the foam alpha die cuts
Cardstock: Basecard is lime green from Recollections; glittery patterned paper  is from DCWV-Citrus Stack; polka dot is from ACMoore

Thank you for stopping by ~ I really LOVE having you visit :^)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MFW-WCMD-Christmas + MIM #86

Another card for MFW - World Card Making Day Week - make a Christmas card entry.
You still have time to post your card HERE.

Since I finished off the inside this is also going to be entered in Make It Monday #86.  You can check out the video for Inside Edition  HERE  :)

My Card~ I stamped the houses in Brilliance Sky Blue ink then embossed it with Clear embossing power which gives it a sheen like snow has fallen :) The background Flourishes inked in White reminded me of swirling snow.
Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes by PTI; Row of Houses by Hero Art, Sentiment "Winter Wishes" by Unity Stamp Co 
Tools & Embellishments:  Snow Flake border by EKSuccess; the scallopy eyelet border is Martha Stewart, chunky white glitter is MS also

Thank you so much for stopping by this Sunday afternoon, I love having you visit :o) 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MIM #86 + MFW-WCMD Thinking of You

I need to gather up a few "Thinking of You" cards and came up with a really 'easy card design' that would work for a bunch of different occasions.  

Oh, and yes, this is Helen's blog :)     
I know, hard to believe I do anything easy these days!

So, I am adding this to Moxie Fab World-WCMD Hello/Thinking of you challenge. Check it out HERE
and also entering in this week's Make It Monday #86-Inside Edition.  Check out Ashley's video HERE

My Card~
Cardstock:  base card is Stamper's Select from PTI; Patterened Papers are from Stampin' Up Designer Series; Kraft is from AC Moore
Stamps:  Flower is from Studio G; Sentiments are from See D's Tropicals set 
Embellishments: Pink glitter from Stickles; Sheer white ribbon from Michaels

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

MIM #86 + MFW/WCMD-Love

Made this card for a sweet couple who have an Anniversary coming soon (not mentioning any names, in case someone is peeking at my Blog ;o)
I am entering it in these two challenges:   
Make It Monday #86 Inside Edition 
Moxie Fab World/WCMD-Love 

 My Card ~ 
Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select White from PTI; negative Spellbinder frame is from DCWV; patterned papers are DCWV Citrus and the woodgrain is a scrap on my desk :o?
Stamps:  none on the outside; inside Anniversary sentiment is Stampin' Up 
Ink: Peeled Paint from Tim Holtz
Tools & Embellies:  Labels Eight from Spellbinders; Grass border punch from Martha Stewart; giraffe and elephant cut out from a note card; googly eyes and glitter number/alpha foams from The Dollar Store
 Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog today!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

MIM #86 + MFW-WCMD-Christmas

It's Monday, you know what that means...yep, Make It Monday #86 The Inside Edition at PTI.  Ashley has an inspiring video showing us how to carry the stamping goodness onto the inside of your card once you finish up the front.

 The outside says "Let it snow" all over snowman image...

The inside of my card says 
"make it stop!"

Now, I usually add a corresponding patterned paper inside my cards with a personal note typed or hand written, but this technique was fun to try for a change :)

I am also entering in the MFW- World Card Making Day "Christmas" card challenge from last week, which you can check out  HERE

My card ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White from PTI; Dr blue from Colorbok; Blue polka dot from American Crafts; Pink double sided from Decorative Cardstock
Stamps:  Outside-Snowman from Inkadinkado; Inside- Fancy Flourishes from PTI & sentiment from Stampendous
Ink: Black is Versamark: French Blue from Stampabilities
Tools & Embellies:  Snowflake border punch from EKSuccess; Glitter (snow) from Martha Stewart; Red grossgrain ribbon/button/gold thread from Michaels

Hope you are enjoying your Monday ~ thanks for stopping by!

MIM #85 + MFW-WCMD Birthday

Adding another card to Make It Monday #85, see the video HERE 
Dawn McVey is showing us how to ad a Glitter Tab to our cards.  I have glitter EVERYWHERE :-P  Love my glitter!

Also adding this card to Moxie Fab's WCMD-Birthday challenge. Check it HERE

My Card ~
Cardstock:  basecard is Stamper's Select White from PTI; Lavendar is from Recollections
Stamp:  Three cakes from Impression Obsession
Tools & Embellishments:  Glittered Tab is cut from Banner Borders die from PTI;  punch from Martha Stewart; embossed folder is Tiffany from Cuttlebug; cakes embossed with Gold embossed powder from Stampendous; Aqua blue glitter on tab is from Martha Stewart; Ribbon from Michaels

Sunday, October 7, 2012

MFW - WCMD-Thank You

These cards are entered into the Moxie Fab's World Card Making Day-Thank You challenge.
You can enter HERE

 I love Hydrangea flowers. They remind me of living up North. There is a variety that will grow in Florida, but they are not quite the same.
I colored Anna Griffin stamp with chalks, the Thank You embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the corners of the white panel are embossed/punched with a Fiscar's corner punch. The ribbon is Martha Stewart.

Stamps:  Frog is from Stampcraft; Waterlily (unknown manufacturer) is from a local craft store no longer in business, sentiment is also from an unknown manufacturer
Inks:  Sepia from Ranger, Pearlescent Orchid from Tsukineko:  flower and swirly water colored with chalks; frog with Tombow markers
Tools & Embellishments: Divine Swirl embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Corner Rounder from EK Success; glitter from Stickles

MFW - WCMD-Birthday

I just entered two more Birthday cards to the MFW - World Card Making Day-Birthday challenge. 
There are so many entries to these fun challenges~you need to check it out HERE

 Love the soft peachy and seafoam  green color combo with a dark rustic orange panel in the background of the painted Camellia flowers.

|My card ~ 
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamps:  Camellia flowers from Martha Stewart; sentiment from Inique's 'Party Cupcakes'
Ink:  Sepia from Ranger; paints from Shimmerz
Tools & Embellishments:  border punch from Fiscars; glitter from Stickles; lace from The Dollar Store

This card and gift bag set  was pretty fast and easy ~ but I needed it done in a hurry.  What else is new-huh?

The polka dot gift bag is from Target's Dollar Spot; the gradient green panels behind the white are paint chips from Lowe's.
the Daisy is from 262 See D's stamp set, inked with Sepia from Ranger and Copper Stickles in the center.  The watering can is from Dressy Buttons and the ribbon is from Michaels.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

MFW - WCMD-Birthday

Moxie Fab World - WCMD challenge Week~ make a Birthday card.   I hope to have a few more card to post HERE

I made this card for a friend's 50th...she happens to loooove flamingos (it's a Florida thing :)  
Don't have a flamingo stamp *gasp*, but I have had these cute little stickers for a while and they worked just fine.

MFW - WCMD-Hello

This is my entry for Moxie Fab World's - World Card Making Day ~ Hello card! Check it out HERE

MFW + MIM #85

Hey there, hope you are having a wonderful World Card Making Day and getting lots accomplished in your craft rooms!

Yikes, I'm not getting very far in my goal of entering all of the Moxie Fab World's WCMD challenges from last week, but I am going to keep on truckin'  :) 

I just got this card (my first completed!) posted ~ I have to say, I am very technically challenged so THAT was quite a feat! LOL

Entering this card in:
Moxie Fab World-WCMW-Christmas Card Challenge HERE
Make It Monday #85 Glitter Tabs  HERE

I need a few masculine cards (brother, nephew) and think this one will do the trick

My card~
Cardstock:  Base-card is Hero Arts;  White is PTI, Kraft is from AC Moore; PP is from Martha Stewart
Stamps: Sentiment is from Making Memories; Jaunty Reindeer from Paper Inspirations
Tools & Embellishments:  Banner Borders from PTI; Labels Eight from Spellbinders; Fine Glitter from Martha Stewart; twiney yarn from AC Moore; bling from Studio g

Hope you are enjoying your day!!