Friday, January 24, 2014

The Great Outdoors

I've made a bunch of cards this week, four to be exact....that I've uploaded. This one is for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. The queen is Sharon aka shendrian and this is the card I cased. She used wrapping paper on her card and it reminded me of this border tape that I bought from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I think it was before Washi tape even became trendy.

This made such a quick and easy card and that's what I want with a masculine card. Placing my border stickers on the diagonal was easy, lapping over the edge and snipping off any extra.

My sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping/Guy Sentiments. I'll link my card to the  January Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery.

I believe this is it for me this week. I'm sure hoping it warms up for everyone.

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Guy Sentiments
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Self adhesive borders stickers/Camping--Bought from Hobby Lobby

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine for a Sweet Girl

I love the shabby chic and romantic cards so I thought I would make one for my granddaughter's  valentine card. She's three and full of sweetness. I don't know if she'll understand the corrugated cardboard and cheesecloth. :-) As she gets older, maybe we can  have crafting dates and I can teach her about these things.

I'll enter my card into these challenges: A Creative Romance where they have a sketch this time.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #19-Make it Feminine and make it a square card
Jo's Scrap Shack-FFC#33-It's a Love Thing
Oozak #30-Anything Goes/Love
Stamps-Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet-Don't have name of digi, Inspired by Stamping/Big Wishes II (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Pretty in Pink, scrap pink
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Accessories- corrugated cardboard, Liquitex modeling paste, cheesecloth, Copics, Spellbinder lg classic scalloped oval, Spare-Parts flowers/white 3D paper asst., Silver Stickles, white doily covered with Inka Gold metallic rub/silver, pink metal heart, Memory Box elegant scroll work, unknown dp,
Impression Obsession DIE053-M heart stems

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tribute to Charlene Merrick

The CCEE Stampers are doing a tribute for Charlene Merrick today. Charlene would have been celebrating her birthday today, Jan. 22.   Being an alumni, they have asked me to join them. I was on the CCEE Stampers design team with Charlene when she was diagnosed with liver and brain cancer. She was so brave and fought a good battle which she lost Jan.2, 2014.

We were to case a card of Charlene's or use something on the card showing what she loved.

Charlene was a Dirty Dozen member on Splitcoaststampers where she was known as Lilluvstampin and was a terrific cardmaker. She was a such a kind and fun person.  I know she was crazy for penguins and I remember she said her favorite colors were purple, blue, and red.  I think she would like my card. I'm sure Charlene's chased a few snowflakes in her life.  Of course, if you've ever been to her blog, wheremmsgatherandmycreations, you would know she also loved M&M's. I had to smile every time I saw the name of her blog.

Charlene will be greatly missed.

Stamps-Stampendous/Penguin Sleigh set, Stamps by Judith (for dots)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Serenity Limited Edition Glitter Series, Stampin'Up! Perfect Plum cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk
Accessories-Jelly Roll pen by Sakura, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds,  Sizzix  Framelits die set-Snowman (snowflakes), Copics-R37, R39, B21, B23, BV00, BV11, BV08, W00, 110 Black, Liquid Applique

Monday, January 20, 2014


I wanted to play in today's CAS challenge #256 on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is scallops.  That's a great excuse to get out my Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Two them!

Two of my curved borders are colored with Heidi Swapp color shine. I bought it Saturday at Michaels and just had to use it today. The colors are coral (my favorite color) and seafoam. I sprayed them after I cut out the borders. I got a bit too much spray and wiped it with a paper towel so it would dry quicker. The seafoam had a glossy effect, as you can see.

My verse is designed by Dina Kowal for Our Daily Bread Designs. It is included in the set, Scripture Collection I. It certainly brings to mind that great hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness, which I've sung many times with the choirs in which I've been a member.

I'm playing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge-EMBOSS IT-I sure hope you can see that the scallops are embossed. Look very closely at the white scallops. It shows best there. Sorry it doesn't show better in the photo.

I'm also entering my card at Word Art Wednesday-#115-Anything Goes