Friday, June 29, 2012

Queen for the Day

No, it's not Valentine's Day, just a sweet card for a special person. It's Friday so that means I have a card for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. Her name is Mary aka stampercamper and here is the card I chose to case. Quite a difference in the image. This adorable stamp set arrived in the mail from my Sis yesterday. It was unexpected and that is always a happy thing. I couldn't wait to use it. I love working with peg, fun. Thanks, Sis.

This will be my last upload until Monday and I'll probably only do a couple cards next week. Have a lot to work on. Hope everyone has a great 4th of July.

Stamps-Rubber Stamp Tapestry-Tapestry Hearts, Sentiment is Sweet 'n Sassy Poppies and Greetings
Paper-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Melon Mambo
Ink: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Melon Mambo-Memento Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories-Martha Stewart double loop punch, Fiskars distresser, Spare Parts rosette sticker, Stampin'Up! ribbon

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tag It!

Kathy, as our hostess this week at CCEE Stampers, asked that we make a tag or a card with a tag. I found this pretty journaling card I've had forever and used it as my tag. Of course, I love it because it has the pretty bird at the bottom. My sister just gave me the  stamp set with this pretty sentiment and I thought it worked perfectly.

Hope you'll join us here and let us see your creations.

Stamps-TPC Studio Card Crafting-Happy Birthday
Paper: PTI white cardstock, unknown dp, green scraps
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-button, Mark's Finest Papers brown grosgrain ribbon, Bohemia Bliss-Love of My Life Journaling Card, Cappuccino twine

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Case That Isn't........

As you all know, I always case a card for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. This past week I had no time so I'm finally getting it done. I have these image I've been wanting to use (some of them from my sis) and some from myself. LOL They are all from Stamps by Judith. Those stamps are really fun and you can mix them up and use so many ways.

The Queen is Roberta aka stampin'nana and this is the card I decided to case. Hmmmmmm....doesn't look the same? Instead of making a square card, I went with an A2, changed the images, and for ribbon, I used a Tim Coffey adhesive border called Blossomwood. I  love those things because they add so much to a card.

I can only imagine what Roberta will think when she sees I said I cased her card. I must have made this card or started it 10-12 times. Once I stamped the pot right side up...wrong, then a smudge and a do-over. I started with designer paper at the top, had to change that, on and on it went. I made the photo, did my watermark, and have uploaded this card 3 times in as many ways. Now, it doesn't much resemble her card. I just can't do it again as I have no time.

I really like these images with this particular sentiment. What ya think?

Remaining recipe:
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bo Bunny dbl sided dp (for pot) , other dp unknown, and some scraps
Ink-Memento Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Scor-Pal

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Case of Emily and a Dryer Sheet

Finally, I got to case my blogging and SCS friend, Emily Keaton. Emily was Featured Stamper a week ago on Splitcoaststampers. She also had this wonderful tutorial I'm using posted on SCS. It is using dryer sheets and is so easy making such a pretty flower. So, start saving those dryer sheets.

I found this beautiful card of Emily's to case and it was perfect for using her tutorial. Emily's was a mini card but I decided to make an A2 size. Check out her complete set.

Emily, I hope you enjoyed your week as rock star. I'm thinking you did and should. :-)

This card covers challenges FS280 and TLC382 on SCS.

Entering challenge:
Paper Playtime-Say It With Sentiments-Anything Goes

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co.---Daffodil Greetings (sentiment)
Ink-Memento Black
Accessories-Dryer sheets, Smooch Spritz (Emerald Sprinkle) Turquoise Stickles, stylus for making veins in leaves, pearl brad, EK Success zig zag chain punch, Spellbinders Blossom die

Monday, June 25, 2012

FOSTV-4th of July and An Award

Wow! Heat wave going on here. We hit 102 degrees on Sunday and the humidity was awful. What's new? Anyway, it sure beats least for me. I'm anxious to see what the temps are today. I'm sure it won't be much of a cool down. I was hoping tropical storm Debby would bring us some rain but the weather forecasters aren't very hopeful.

The challenge this week at Friends of Speedy TV, #26,  is to make a Fourth of July card. I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to make this flower pot pocket card. I used papers, punches, and the right colors to make it a 4th of July card.

The stamp set I'm using is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. It is called Welcome Poppies. I stamped the poppies several times, colored, and cut each poppy. They were then popped on the rim and pull up card inside (see below).

The punch is EK Success Starry Night edger and the dp is Scenic Route-Liberty. I colored with Copics and used pink sorbet twine from The Twinery.

Hope you'll join us this week and link your 4th of July creation. We would love to see it. There is also this wonderful stamp set to be won by some lucky participate.

See you there...just add your card with the inlinkz tool.

Entering challenges:
Lollipop Crafts-Flowers in Bloom-card/project using flowers as focal point
Crafty Calendar Challenges-Flowers in Bloom
Card Makin' Mamas-Color Challenge-red, white, and blue
Paper Playtime-Say It With Sentiments with Anything Goes

Now, to this wonderful award from my long time friend and blogger pal:

This is the cutest award with the ladybug and I feel so honored having it come from Ellen at The Serendipitous Stamper. Wow! She is one of the best crafters around..always full of new and inspiring ideas.
We are supposed to choose 10 bloggers with fresh ideas that have blogs I admire. Ellen, I have to say when I receive awards I can never choose stampers because I know so many good ones and hate to leave anyone out so I just always say to my pals they are welcome to pick up this award if they so choose. They are all so deserving. I sure hope that is o.k., Ellen and thanks again.