Friday, January 21, 2011

Butterflies and a Lot of Bling

My friend, Pam124, on Splitcoaststampers is Queen for the Day this week and she loves bling so I had to case this card of hers, one on which I had given her the leaves and butterflies to use on this card. I actually think of it as hardware. She is a riot and we have a lot of fun and craziness going on.
This card is also made to fit the challenge at The Play Date Cafe PDCC65 using these colors:
What a wonderful challenge with great colors.

I used a Martha Stewart dry embossing stencil and chalked the butterflies in tangerine. I cut out my green leaves with a Sizzix die cut, punched one green butterfly, added some punched tangerine chalked flowers, green and orange rhinestones were used, along with a crinkled, green ribbon. My grey designer paper is from ColorBok.

Simon Says Stamp has a fun challenge this week. Want to play some Bingo? 
You  choose 3 items that are in a straight line..and it can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. I chose Punch/Die Cuts-Flowers-Gems  

I want to enter my card into the challenge #2 at Stampin for the Weekend-Getting Warmed Up-your interpretation of the title. I feel warm just thinking how nice and warm/hot the weather will be when the beautiful butterflies are flying and flowers are blooming. Can't wait.

Paper: PTI white cardstock, ColorBok designer paper
Ink: ColorBox fluid chalk ink-tangerine, Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: crimper, green and orange rhinestones, Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, The Paper Studio flower punch, Sizzix branch/w leaves die cut, green crinkled ribbon, Martha Stewart dry embossing stencil, gel pen

Clean and Simple Valentine

O.K., it's time for a studio light. The weather has been so dreary here lately and I've had a bit of trouble
getting the photos I want. My hubby said he would make me a light tent or whatever I need. I am doing research.
Yes, we had a bit of snow last night and it looks as if the ground is covered. Not so much this time but we may have more next week. Maybe the sun will come out on Saturday. What a glorious day that would be.

I bought this little bird stamp recently and was about to die to use it. When I saw Little Red Wagon had
a challenge for a one layer wonder card, I knew it was my chance. I just sprinkled a few heart remnants from my heart border punch for the birdie to be pondering over (really knowing they are meant for him) and a sentiment, score line,  and ribbon and it's finished.
My card also fit Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #38 at Mark's Finest Papers to use hearts.
I think my card also fits the CAS challenge #102 at Splitcoaststampers

Stamp: All Night Media - No name, Studiog for sentiment
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, Memento Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, and Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories: Scor-Pal, twine from Mark's Finest Papers, Fiskars heart border punch (remnants)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

StampinB #94 - Banner Challenge

Oh, I had so much fun with this challenge. Emily Keaton is the hostess of the Stampin B's Design Team challenge this week and she wanted us to include a banner of some kind on our card. Emily makes cards with the prettiest pennants and I've been wanting to try it for a while. I noticed on Emily's blog a bit back that she had found an easier way to make a pennant and that was with a diamond punch. Of course, I quickly put in an order for one because I couldn't find one in Hobby Lobby or Michael's. It came in time to make this fun card and I really had a blast with it. I just punched the diamond shape and folded it half. Next time, I think I will use paper that isn't quite so thick and they will make a neater fold.  I trimmed a couple of them down with my scissors just to make them smaller.

I do love the paper I used but have no idea what it is. I think I bought it at a scrapbook store or my sis may have given it to me from a pad.  It is so cheerful and I thought perfect for this card. The complete card..pennants and gifts are all matching papers. I stamped the image on my designer paper  and cut it out. I strung my pennants on twine and added a button with the same twine.

Hope you'll join us this week with your banner. Just post to the SCS gallery or from your blog using the inlinkz tool on the Stampin B's blog.

My card is also entered into this challenge"
Craft Your Passion #41 Button Up-real or faux

Stamps: Stampin'Up! Happy Moments
Paper-unknown designer paper, PTI white cardstock
Ink: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Fiskars diamond punch, red and white twine from Mark's Finest Papers, Spellbinders rectangle nestabilitie, button and rhinestone

Spring and Summer Delights

Good morning! It has warmed up in my part of the country but very cloudy and dreary. We are expecting just a small amount of sleet and snow tomorrow night....nothing like a week ago.

I'm feeling a little pink and girly today. I love pink and brown together and don't use it here goes!
Yes, the ribbon is pink and brown...not black. I made a card using a lot of brown last week and almost everyone thought it was black and white. It was Chocolate Chip which is a dark brown, so all are forgiven for commenting about my black and white card. LOL Maybe it was my lighting, huh?

This week on Splitcoaststampers, the featured stamper #206 is whoistracy. Wow! Such beautiful work she does! I don't always manage to case the featured stampers but I try as I know how much fun it is to be a featured stamper and have everyone case-ing your cards and giving you wonderful praise. Sure makes a person want to continue with the craft. I saw this awesome card and knew it was the one I wanted to work with. I love hers because it is a Christmas card but I must move on to other images now.

I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
Wee MemoriesWMC39-For the Love of Ribbon - use ribbon on your card
Stamp Something=Anything Goes

I am using my Martha Stewart peg stamp starter kit and I just love it! It has so many stamps and they are so  easy to work with for mixing and matching. It even comes with the ink (4 colors). I used nesabilities, unlike Tracy. It was so much easier for me...and easy is what I needed. I have one panel behind the stamped squares, added a ribbon and that's it! Easy peasy.

Stamps: Martha Stewart peg stamp starter kit
Paper: Stampin'Up! Kraft and Old Olive, PTI white cardstock
Ink: From stamp kit
Accessories: Spellbinders classic square scallop nestabilities, Ribbon from LSS

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lovely Hearts and a Flower Soft Chain

I'm excited this week to play for the first time with The Play Date Cafe. My friend, Colleen, has joined this team as Private Blend Designer. I am sure I am going to love this color challenge. Here are the colors we are challenged to use this week....and I really love them, especially the soft blue.

I used Baja Breeze and stamped it with a polka dot background in white and then clear embossed. For the gold color, I have used a heart charm, sheer ribbon trimmed with gold, and Flower Soft braid for a chain ...can never get enough of it. It is great for hanging ornaments, hearts, etc.
For the silver/gray color, I stamped my heart image in StazOn Dove Gray.

My card is also entered into these challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #38 (Mark's Finest Papers)-use hearts on your card
Technique Tuesday TTSC11-polka dotty dots ( I embossed white dots on my cardstock)
TLC308-Silhouettes (hmmm-some of my leaves)

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Stampabilities-Polka Dot Background
Paper: Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze PTI white cardstock
Ink: StazOn Dove Gray
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Three nestabilitie, heart charm from Mark's Finest Papers, Flower Soft gold sticker (for chain), sheer ribbon trimmed in gold, Cuttlebug textile embossing folder