Thursday, July 28, 2011


A Fundraiser - Please help!

Kim Sherrod, former DT Coordinator for Tuesday Throwdown is hosting a fundraiser for her friend. This is a fundraiser to help Kim's friend with expenses so she can see her son. He has a heart problem and it's costly for the trip and it's financially difficult for her to travel. Help us to make it possible for her to spend some time with him. Unfortunately, his condition is very bad and she needs to spend some time with him as soon as possible.

Please visit Kim's Page for these beautiful stamps. They are available in digital or clear stamps.

Stamps can be purchased here:
Paper: PTI white cardstock, dp is Soft Swirls-green from The Paper Studio
Ink: VersaMagic chalk ink-Pixie Dust
Accessories: QuicKutz embossing folder (Swirls), Spellbinders large, oval nestabilitie,Say it with Studs brad, Celebrate It! ribbon, Recollections Adhesive pearls for swirl, Martha Stewart Double Loop punch

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cherish your Blessings

This week at the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge #121, Faith is our hostess and the challenge is to use ribbon on our card. I am using a soft, white ribbon and added a pretty button.
Do I ever love these poppies from Mark's Finest Papers! The set is called Poppies, Poppies, Poppies and it stamps so pretty. I added some sponging around my image with Memento New Sprout ink and it really makes the image pop, don't you think?
I've added a vine, some brads, and used a punch around the page called double loop by Martha Stewart.
All details in my recipe below.
Hope you'll join us this week. If so, go to the link above and use the inlinkz tool to add your card.

Challenges I'm entering:
The Crazy Challenge #77-Ribbons
Simon Says Stamp and Show-Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts-Special Summer Challenge

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Poppies, Poppies, Poppies
Paper: PTI white cardstock, SU Old Olive, unknown dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, and  New Sprout
Accessories: Celebrate It! ribbon, Button from Jo-Ann Stores, Mark Richards gold metal brads, Martha Stewart double loop punch around the page, Sizzix vine die cut, Copics, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags, Spellbinders Blossom die cut

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas is Coming!

Flourishes is having their Christmas in July sale this week and Maki Jones is hostess this week at   the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog challenge #128 and is asking us  to get out our Christmas stamps and create! I am using Flourishes stamps, All That Glitters for the pretty images and Birthday Pennants for the sentiment. I used VersaMark to stamp the ornaments on the green panel.

I must make this a quick post as I am off to choir practice soon. This is W.C. Handy Festival week in my city and the city is full of music day and night. It is all kinds of music, from jazz to praise and worship, and many other kinds. I am practicing for a concert I will be singing in on Thursday night.

Craft Your Passion #68-Christmas in July
Paper Creations Ink #5-Christmas in July
Pollycraft Monday Challenge-#103-Christmas in July

Stamps: Flourishes-All That Glitters, Flourishes Birthday Pennants
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Reminisce Evergreen Lane dp, Stampin'Up! Old Olive, Black cardstock from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, London Fog, and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Offray ribbon-turquoise, VersaMark, Stampin'Up! ticket corner punch, Martha Stewart holly edge punch, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Queen & Co. Out to Sea rhinestones, Cuttlebug 5x 7 Ornament Collection embossing folder, Sakura Jelly Roll pen for adding a little sparkle to the gold center in ornament

Blog Candy Winner!!

I can't believe my one year blogoverary has come. The past year passed so quickly. I've met a lot of new friends and had a great time. Thanks for all your comments and I now have a winner to announce for my blogoversary candy. It is .............................................YASMIN!
Here is the comment she left:

 Happy Blogoversary , Benzi ! Lovely candy and thanks for the chance to win.

I like blogging because it's how i met such talented people and made some real great friends too. It's like spending time with friends and sharing your a part of you with them. I also get to learn a lot from the different bloggers greatest source of inspiration and ideas.

Congrats to Yasmin... please get in touch with me so I can get the prize in the mail to you.

Matching Set for Tuesday Throwdown #59

This weeks's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown #59 is to do a  matching set. I'm using Lovely Florals that MyGrafico supplied the team with. They pre-colored and such a gorgeous group of images. Instead of using several different images from this set, I really liked this one and stayed with it to make my card and tags.
I'm using the Sizzix Originals Die Large Scallop Tag Combo #2 and ran a sheer ribbon through the top.
I added a few stickles for flower centers along with a few pearls and on the card a pretty white ribbon and button. The punch is a Martha Stewart Wild Flowers deep edge.

 I have a better picture here of  the card and the tags alone:

Digital images-pre-colored digital images from MyGrafico (Lovely Florals)
Paper: unknown dp
Accessories: Martha Stewart deep edge punch (Wild Flowers), star dust Stickles, pearls, blue sheer ribbon, button from Jo-Ann Stores, white ribbon is Celebrate It!