Friday, March 25, 2011

ChiBlossoms

Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a fab weekend planned. If you think cleaning wood floors is fab, then I'm going to have one. Well, just a little cleaner to get off prints and spills from the little munchkins being here. That is to be expected and it won't take long to clean.

I made my card today to honor Karen aka k dunbrook on SCS as she has been crowned Queen for the Day #53. I am case-ing this card. Karen does a lot of CAS cards so I went with that.

I am using an OnyXXpressions stamp and really love it. I stamped the bloom three times, colored with Copics, and after cutting them out, I cut into the petals of my blossoms so they would curl better. I popped them on and there you have it...my 3D flower.

I am entering these challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters #28 Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers #42-Special Birthdays (my friends are special and will go to one of them)
I Did It Creations Blog-#47-Welcome Spring
The Creative Cottage Challenge #35-Spring has Sprung

Recipe:
Stamps-OnyXXpressions-ChiBlossoms, Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: green crinkled ribbon, Copics, EK Success corner punch

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Swan Lake

A friend gave me this stamp set and I really love it. It is Flourishes Swan Lake. It is perfect to use this week for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #110 to do masking. Now, that is a fun challenge. Thanks, Maki.

 I stamped my swan, masked it off, then added the background of grasses, flowers, and rocks. This was using only two stamps from the set. I really like how it turned out.

I am entering my card into the Crafts and Me Challenges #27-Anything Goes
jac-inks Papercraft Challenges #4-Masking
Scrap-Creations-Spring has Sprung

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Swan Lake, Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree (sentiment)
Paper: Making Memories Scrapbook Pad, PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Old Olive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: ribbon FX grey blue grosgrain, Mark Richards silver metal brads, Copics

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stampin' B's Willow Tree-Masculine

Thanks to NancyRuth, I now have maybe 3 masculine cards in my stash. I just never make them and don't have one when I need it. NancyRuth is hostess this week for the Stampin' B's Design Team  and she asked that we make a masculine card.
Mine is very simple and I loved this willow tree and the wonderful adhesive border sticker...it is all about masculine.

Hope you'll join the Stampin' B's this week...just use the inlinkz tool on our blog.

My card fits these challenges:
Less is More-#7-CAS and Masculine
Everybody-Art Challenge #134  Happy Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers #42-Special Birthdays

Recipe:
Stamps: Onyxxpressions-Willow, Stampin'Up! Sincere Salutations
Paper: Stampin'Up! Kraft and Soft Suede, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Tombow Marker
Accessories: Border Stickers from The Paper Studio 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thank You

My family left this morning for their 8 hour drive back home and I miss them. Sure wish they lived closer.
It is hard when your children move far away. To soothe my misery, I went to the craft room and made a quick card.

I really love this 'Thank You' with the pretty swirl. I used a color challenge for my colors. One of the colors, Rich Razzleberry, is just one of my favorites.  The color challenge is Just Add Ink-JAI60




My card is pretty much CAS. I added a punch around the page border on one side, using just the one edge and added a button with the back side of a Rich Razzleberry dotted ribbon. The bit of ribbon peeking out on the side is Rich Razzleberry grosgrain polka dot.

My card fits these challenges, also:
Let's Ink it Up #11-Use die cuts or punches (punched border)
A Gem of a Challenge #17 Anything But Square
Clear it Out Tuesday #2-Buttons
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #103-Are you Talking to Me!?

Recipe:
Stamp-Inkadinakdo-Thank You Flourish Frame
Paper: Stampin'Up! Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Crumb Cake (mine is the old Kraft)
Ink: Stampin'Up Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Punch Around the Page border (not sure which-given to me by a friend), button from Jo Ann Stores, Rich Razzleberry grograin polka dot




Monday, March 21, 2011

Set Sail

My son, his wife, and little munchkin (2 yrs. old) are visiting from Georgia and have been here since last Friday. What a treat to get to play with the little one. Hate to see them leave Tuesday a.m. but I'll see them again at Easter. While they were visiting friends, I managed to get a card made.

I've made my card for Case Study Challenge Blog #31. What some great inspiration from their Guest Designer this month, Julee Tilman. I love her colorful, upbeat, summery creation. I was inspired by the dots as they are one of my favorite paper designs. And, how cute are those sailboats she used.

I decided to use my large sailboat, popping up my smaller one. Added a yellow ribbon, seahorse charm, and a sunshine I stamped, cut out, and popped. I like the hot, summery feel of this card.

I am entering my card into  the Paper Cutz Challenge #83-Your Choice-any colors/theme

Recipe:
Stamps: Sailboat (unknown), Art Impression for sun
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Making Memories Scrapbook pad (for matching papers), Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Ink: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: Funtastic charm, yellow Offray ribbon