Friday, August 6, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

I made this card for three challenges:
StampinB: (my 2nd card for 'dog days')
The Color Throwdown:

StampinB challenge-dog related card for 'dog days'
The Color Throwdown: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive (I had to substitute Daffodil Delight for So Saffron.

Stamps: Inkadinkado-Dogs, Flourishes-Friendly Reminders
Paper: Stampin'Up! Tangerine Tango dp, Old Olive and So Saffron cardstock, white cs
EK SuccessPunch-Infinite dogs edger
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Having a RRRUFF Day?

The Stampin B challenge #70 this week is all about the 'dog days of August'. How appropriate! Hot and humid is the word. Joanne aka jojot, the hostess this week, gave the challenge to make a card with a dog. Well, that was fun because it is something I rarely do. Hope you'll check out the cute cards the DT made this week and join us.
Stamp: Inkadinkado-Dogs
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers-Corn Husk, Max & Whiskers dbl sided paper, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Layered sticker-Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Pops (leash)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thank You

It is supposed to be 102 degrees here in Alabama today with a heat index of 112, at least where I live. I say STAY INSIDE AND CRAFT!

Speedy the Cat's challenge #14 is to make a Thank You card.

PaperPlay has a challenge this week for 'Anything Goes'.Wow! That's easy.

I love this embossing folder. For one reason, it has a place to stamp your sentiment, if you choose. Of course, I think the vine is very pretty, also.

Stamp: Inkadinkado-Garden Flower
Paper-Stampin'Up! Kiwi Kiss, black cs, white cs from LSS
QuicKutz Vine Embossing folder
Ribbon-Dashes, Dots, and Checks from Michael's

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Crocus-First Sign of Spring

I've just gotten back from church services and let me tell you, it is blazing hot outside. I think our temps are supposed to be at least 100 degrees for most of the week here in Alabama. That is not allowing for the horrible humidity so I can just imagine the heat index.

I wanted to make a card this week to honor a couple of friends. Pam aka Pam124 (Splitcoast Stampers) is now on the Design Team for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. She is a fantastic card maker. I decided to go for the more intricate challenge this week for the MMSC64.
Had a lot of fun with this one. Great sketch!
Another friend, Emily Keaton aka ejkeaton (SCS) is Guest Challenge Hostess this week for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenges so I am making this card in her honor, also. Emily wanted us to use a pin of some sort on our cards. I found a stick pin and added a couple of beads from a broken necklace. FTTC77

I was vacationing in Orange Beach, AL last week near Pensacola, FL and called Jan, the owner of Flourishes (in Pensacola) to see if I could come by. She said yes, and I had the most wonderful time there browsing through her stamps, etc. I picked up the stamp set I using for this card while there. Fun, fun!!!

Stamps: Flourishes:Stamp Set 1-January through April
Paper: K&CO-Jubilee Teal Woman, Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke & Cameo Coral, White cs, Canson watercolor paper.
Spellbinder's oval nestie
Pearls from Prima Mktg.
Tombows for watercoloring with brush...also inked with Tombow markers and huffed for image
Sizzix-Branch with leaves
Glossy Accents