Friday, August 31, 2012

CASology challenge

This week's cue card at CASology, week 8, is 'relax'. I think it is very relaxing to sit on a bench like this and do just what my sentiment times with friends or family. 
The bench is a digital image from Digital Two for Tuesday. I have colored it with Copics and layered on Stampin'Up! Kiwi Kiss. The sentiment is PrintWorks Collection/Smile Giggle.
O.K., that's it for me until Monday when I'll be back with my FOSTV card. Have a fabulous weekend.

Christmas Wreath

I've made my usual Friday card for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. This week's Queen is Kathleen aka Kathleen Lammie. This is the card I cased.

I used a Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp set (peg stamps) called Ornament Holly. I love those peg stamps because you can just make any design you please with them. It doesn't have to be a wreath.

Stamp for sentiment-Hot off the Press (Christmas Words)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink-Memento Bahama Blue, Sweet Plum, and Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink/peeled paint,
Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke
Accessories-Spellbinders Blossom Three die cut, Martha Stewart ribbon bow punch

Hope everyone has a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

CCEE Stampers-Back to School

The CCEE Stampers challenge given this week by hostess, Anne Harmon, is to make a back to school card. I thought just an apple or two would be the perfect image. The image from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. called Lesson Learned.  My sentiment is from the same set.

I colored my green apple with  Copics and paper pieced the other apple to match my dp. It is a really simple card, adding my handmade banner and some corner pieces and that's it.

We hope you'll join us this week with your 'back to school' card.

I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty has a back to school theme for their challenge this week.

Stamps-MFP Lesson Learned
Paper-unknown dp
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-EK Success Victorian corner punch, Copics

Monday, August 27, 2012

FOSTV-Labor Day challenge

This week the challenge at Friends of Speedy TV is to make a Labor Day card. This would include things you do on Labor Day, your holiday traditions, or you can make something patriotic. What's better than sitting under a palm tree at the beach to end your summer. Gosh, I hate to see summer's my favorite time of year. Yes, I like my weather Hot!

I paper pieced my card and palm tree and the blue is made by inking my acrylic block and stamping. I think it makes a cool, beach background.

For my card, I used Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. sets called Flamingos on Vacation (palm tree) and Adirondack Summer Mini Stamp Set (chair and sentiment). 

We hope you'll join our challenge this week and maybe you will be the winner of this fun stamp set called Fabulous Dogs.
Stamps-MFP Flamingos on Vacation and Adirondack Summer Mini Stamp Set
Paper-Designer paper for piecing is PTI Bitty Dot Basics and tree trunk is scraps
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa, Bahama Blue and Lilac Posies