Friday, February 25, 2011

From My Garden

I'm surprised I'm here to upload a card. I was sure the house would be blown away last night. We had tornado warnings,  and just as we went to bed, the terrible winds started. I, along with my hubby, had to get dressed and come downstairs. What a wind!!! We only have limbs over the yard (not trees) and a thing to keep birds out of our chimney blown into the neighbors yard. It's getting to be that time of year in Alabama, where I live. You certainly never get used to it, though.

I just love the geranium I did on my card. I am entering it into several challenges: Case Study challenge #28.
We are to be inspired by the Guest Designer card (Eva Dobilas). I kept Eva's sketch but my image is much larger
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I added a button to the cross panel. Every time I see this punch I have beneath the ribbon, I think I see frogs. LOL Do you see them?
 My scallops don't go all across the bottom, just under the image panel.

Stamptacular Sunday #99-S.O.S.  A card for SomeOne Special. My card is for my sis on a special occasion or to a friend that just had surgery.

Forgotten Scraps challenge #3-Spring or Flowers

Allsorts challenge #91-Inspired by Nature

Party Time Tuesdays challenge #4 - Anything Goes

Stamp Something-Stamp with Flowers

Recipe:
Stamps: Serendipity-Large Geranium, Flourishes-Seeds of Friendship (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, SU Always Artichoke, We R Memory Keepers-Family Keepsake
Accessories: Martha Stewart quilted punch, EK Success double embossing punch, piercer, ribbon from LSS, SU spiral punch, Copics, Martha Stewart calling card/cut in half, button from Jo-Ann Stores, twine

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stampin B's Design Team--Funky Vintage

This week, Vicki Dutcher gave the Stampin B's challenge to use a flower. So, we'd like to see those beautiful blooms. Just use the inlinkz tool to upload your card. My card was very simple this week but I rather like it. I am using some paper called Funky Vintage and added my flower. I had to cut a good bit on my flower because the outer petals were really large and wouldn't fit the card. I stamped my sentiment on a die cut shape from Iron Orchid Designs, Creative Imaginations called 'Beloved' and I think it is so pretty. Then, I added pearls and I'm through..easy peasy.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar-#140-Birthday Wishes
If the Shoe Fits...Scrap It!- #67- Happy Birthday challenge


Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Hearts, Hearts, Hearts
Paper: Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip, Making Memories Embellishment Paper-Funky Vintage-Lizzie Collection (Geometric Flower)
Accessories: Iron Orchid Designs-Creative Imaginations'Beloved' die cut shapes, blue pearls

Pottery

I love pottery so when I started to do the EtsyInspired Challenge, EIC127 and looked for inspiration
from the Claylicious shop, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. Look at this pretty pottery:
This was so much fun. I stamped my images (which are unknown-if anyone knows the info on these stamps, I would love to hear from you) by stamping the two on each side and masking those to stamp the middle pot.  Then, I stamped again, sponged and put those on top. I sponged the pots, masking all but the middle of the left one so I could sponge the rim darker.
I  distressed the middle section of the card with a background, distress stamp and sponged the two colors in golds and blues. The folder was Herringbone by Cuttlebug. Added a piece of twine.

I am entering this card into these challenges, also:
Craft Your Passion #46-Male card or project
ECP Challenges #32-Something for the Boys

Recipe:
Stamps: unknown
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze, PTI white cardstock, Coredinations core color- unknown color
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, Stazon Saddle Brown, ColorBox fluid chalk inkpad (yellow ochre), Cuttlebug herringbone embossing folder, ribbon SU Baja Breeze and unknown multi-gold, twine

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bird Among the Ferns

What a day! Drove home from visiting my sister and needed to get this uploaded before the challenge is over at The Play Date Cafe PDCC69  challenge using green, red, and black and Case Study Challenge Blog #27 using the below inspiration. This is the 'Combined Grind' challenge this week between the two challenges.

 I have to do this quickly because I have choir practice tonight and am so stressed.  I had a round with Gimp and my watermark and finally decided to leave it off. Ugh! Ever have a day when absolutely nothing goes right?? Of course, that is when you are in a hurry.

I used my new Grand Nestabilitie to make my card, adding assorted  papers, ferns, bird/bird cage , and flowers. I stamped and masked the bird and stamped the bird cage over it. I sewed a trio of stitches for my flower stem, punched the flower and added a sentiment using  Cuttlebug Fanciful Labels.

My card is also entered into these challenges:  Party Time Tuesday's challenge-Anything Goes
Woodware USA-Shape card
One Stitch at a Time #50-Anything but a square
Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin'Up! Picture This, All Night Media (music stamp) Anna Griffin, Bird is Bo Bunny
Paper: Stampin'Up! Kraft, PTI cream cardstock, stamped background music, misc.designer paper
Accessories: Big Shot for the Grand Nestabilitie, Marcella Floral for flowers on left, Martha Stewart flower punch, Sew Easy, Cuttlebug Embossing Plus fanciful tag, Grand Nestabilitie Labels Four, ferns unknown, gemstone, Memento ink