Friday, April 13, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Blog Candy Winner Here

Dotted Tulips

Ooh, I love tulips and I love dots so you can imagine what fun I had making this card for the new Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. She is Charlene aka LilLuvsStampin' and her gallery is full of awesome cards to choose from. I decided to case this card. She also had a lot of dotted, paper pieced tulips so that was calling me, too.

I paper pieced my tulips and used the same double sided paper for the pennants. The black was just a scrap. My recipe is below.

I want to enter my card into the Twisted Tuesday Challenges-I Never Promised You a Rose Garden with a 'twist' roses or rosettes. But, you must have flowers.

Also, I'm entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog-April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

Hotshot Craft Blog Challenge- RED
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #52-Anything that uses spring or summer colors

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy-Spring Tulips, Sweet 'n Sassy-Poppies and Greetings (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, SU Pear Pizzazz, Bo Bunny dp-Harvest Dot (double-sided), black scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Rebecca), green pearls

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!!

Today is the day I announce the winner of my blog candy. Thanks to all who entered and some have become new followers which I appreciate, although that was not a requirement.

So, here is the winner............terriavidreader (IN-USA)

A big congrats!!! Terri, please get in touch with me and give me your address so the goodies can be on the way to you. My email address is under My Profile.

EDIT: O.K., Terri notified me and gave me her address. So, it's over and blog candy is soon on the way to Terri!!


The CCEE Stampers have a new challenge starting today and, as hostess this month, Cindy Haffner asked that we do a card using three (3) embellishments. Mine are ribbon, pearls, and a buzzing bee that I've had on my craft table for a while. I forgot where I got the bee but I think it was a stamp I colored and cut out. I'm using a Splitcoaststampers sketch from challenge SC377.

This is a Flourishes image from the stamp set, With Gratitude.  These flowers look just like the coneflowers I grow. I have some in pink and some in orange.  I'll be glad when they are blooming because it will be very warm by then, rather hot.

Stamps: Flourishes-With Gratitude (flower image)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Pretty in Pink, ColorMates Light Groovy Grape, unknown dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Aloe Vera for sponging
Accessories: Lavender pearls, Copics, Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page, Spellbinders Labels 4 nestabilities, ribbon is Go With the Grain

Hope you'll come along and play our challenge this week. It is located here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I have had this new Cheery Lynn Design sunflower die cut for a while and have been wanting to use it and today is the day. I really love the CAS design and pretty swirls for stems.

I'm entering my card into a new challenge, Twisted Tuesday Challenges. The theme is 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden' must use flowers. The  'Twist' is no roses or rosettes.

I'm also entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog-April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

That Craft Place Challenge Blog: It's All About Spring

Stamps: Flourishes-Seeds of Friendship (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry, yellow scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Design sunflower die, Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork, EK Success Victorian corner punch

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Sneak Peek

I'm showing a sneak peek of a new stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company. The set will be released next week along with four other sets. This set is Daffodil Greetings and has a single daffodil, along with this one, a pretty butterfly, and several wonderful sentiments. Our blog hop will start on the 17th of April and go through the 20th. Hope you'll join us to see the new releases and maybe win a stamp set.

I colored and cut out my daffodil and popped it up. I cut along the line of a few petals and curled them with my stylus.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Daffodil Greetings
Paper: MFP Premium cover white cs, SU Old Olive, and unknown dp from a LSS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, gold metal brads

Monday, April 9, 2012

FOSTV -Spring Fling

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Easter for me was spent at emergency room with my husband. Long story, but we were there from about 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 pm. Thankfully, everything is going to be fine after he got a strong shot and some antibiotics. No church or Easter cantata for us this year and that is very different from our usual Easter Sundays.

This week, challenge #15 at Friends of Speedy TV (FOSTV) is to make a spring fling card. Truthfully, this is not the one I first made to use but I committed a boo boo and will have to use the one I originally made for the challenge next week and that is fine. It will work well.

I'm using a Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company stamp set called Dogwood Blossoms. To me, the dogwood really says Spring. The sentiment is also MFP, A Heinrich Company set called Blessings.  I did an 'out of the box' technique with the dogwood.

You should go over to Home of Speedy TV and play in the FOSTV challenge #15. We will be giving away this super set to a lucky winner of the challenge. It is called Buffalo Spring.

Recipe for above card:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Dogwood Blossoms and Blessings
Paper: MFP, A Heinrich Company Premium Cover white cardstock, ColorMates Medium Mostly Mauve
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Marianne Design Swirls Embossing/Cutting Folder, Memory Box Larue Flourish, Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, pink pearls, Copics