Friday, April 1, 2011

Butterflies Live in the Flower Garden

Friday again and it's windy and very cool. I'm hoping to work in my yard tomorrow and I think it will only be 68 degrees, but maybe.

The QFTD challenge today on Splitcoaststampers today is to honor Lois aka Clownmom. I chose to case this card of hers: I stamped my flower garden in SU Always Artichoke. If the green looks grayish, it is because when I tweaked my card the SU Melon Mambo was really brightened and in your face so I left it a bit subdued. I used a piercerabilitie die on the bottom and sponged with the Melon Mambo after piercing. Added the tiny pearls to my sponged butterflies and did some sponging between panels.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday-#104-No Kids Allowed-Birthday!
The Rubber Cafe Design Team Blog Challenge #11-Spring Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown #42-Florals
Paper Pal Arts #87-Technique Challenge-Punches

Stamps-Hero Arts-Design Block Silhouette, Mark's Finest Papers-Hearts, Hearts, Hearts (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin'Up Always Artichoke and Melon Mambo, PTI white cardstock
Ink: SU Melon Mambo and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Spellbinders Piercerabilties fancy scalloped border, pearls, sponge, Martha Stewart Classic Butterly punch

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunshine and Snails Stampin' B's

Vicky Gould is hostess this week of the Stampin B's Design Team and asked that we create our own background-no designer paper, only stamps. As you can see, I have made my card very sunny using several stamps. I first stamped my  white cardstock with a stamp called Speckles in SU Apricot Appeal, then stamped my sun with SU Crushed Curry, embossed with clear embossing powder, heated, and then sponged the entire background with the  Apricot Appeal, making the sun images pop out.
I popped up the back side of my snail after paper piecing with green and white houndstooth. I also used a houndstooth embossing folder and googly eyes.

We hope you'll join our challenge this week. If so, use the inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog.

I am entering this challenge:
Speedy the Cat's Friends #48-Heat and dry embossing and part of image popped up
Stampin' Royalty #65-The Heat is On!! Heat embossing

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Apples & Camellias for sentiment, All Night Media-Speckles, Stampendous-Sun Dots, Stampabilities-Sandy Snail
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Making Memories Scrapbook Pad (houndstooth)
Ink: Stampin'Up! Crushed Curry and Apricot Appeal, Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Houndstooth, Twine, VersaMark, Tree House Studio wiggle-eyes

Spring has Sprung-Blog Candy!!!

As promised in my last post, I have blog candy. I found time to go ahead and get it uploaded today.

How great it is to see Spring arrive! I love to see the flowers bloom, trees get leaves, grass turn green, and not be cold. Maybe I can take off my Cuddl Dud top for a while. I thought to celebrate Spring and warmer weather, I would try to cheer up some lucky winner with blog candy. I  had so much fun over the weekend shopping for all the items.

The winnings consist of:
1-Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart nestabilitie set
4 charms-Bees, Owls, Guitars, Bird on Branch
1 pkg. Spare Parts button brads
5 small rolls of ribbon
1- Barrel of Stamps (Summer Fun) It says it includes 16 stamps (they are small)
6 sets of clear stamps from the $1 bin
1 QuicKutz snail die (2 dies included)
1 pkg stickers
1 pkg pillow stickers
1 pkg dimensional stickers
1 pkg button-adhesive chipboard
1 pkg. self-stick gems (78 pieces)
1 pkg. Recollections Gem Brads (12 pieces)

To be eligibe:
1. Be a follower or become one
2.Post a comment to this post by  April 28, 2011 at 11:59PM CST
3. Leave a photo of my blog candy and a link to this post on your sidebar

 I will draw a name and post the winner on my blog on 5/02/2011.
The winner will have until noon CST 5/05/2011 to notify me. If I don't hear from the winner by that time, I will make another draw.
Good Luck!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sail the Seas

Good Morning! We had such gorgeous weather a week or so ago and for several days now it has been DREARY. But, the weekend should be pretty and that means hubby and I can work in the yard.

Just want to mention, very soon I will be posting blog candy. It will be to celebrate be watching for that...probably this week.  Stay tuned!

The CAS112 on Splitcoasterstampers is to do 'cut up sentiments'. It took me a while to do something I really liked but finally thought of something I was happy adding the dp behind the sentiment instead of just placing it on the card randomly.

I'm using a $1 stamp from Jo Ann Stores bin...and, I really love it. Makes a wonderful clean and simple card.
Colored just a bit with my Copics, added some twine and my sentiment, and did some scoring...and that's it! I'm entering several Spring challenges and what says Spring better than to go sailing.

I am entering these challenges:
Wee Memories #42-Anything Goes
Stamp Something-Spring
Creative Craft Friends #21-Spring
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #60-Spring has Sprung

Stamps: Studio112 for image, Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, blue check from LSS (no name)
Ink: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: red and white twine, Copics, Scor-Pal, Martha Stewart Score Board

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Black Tie Affair

Just a quick upload. I wanted to join in the Featured Stamper challenge today on SCS and the stamper is Elaine aka Quixotic. This is the card I chose to case. Her coloring is outstanding but I didn't use an image to color.

My card also fits the Dirty Dozen challenge this month on Splitcoaststampers which is a black tie party. I wanted it to be elegant and I hope I achieved that.

I used a Heartfelt Creations precut stamp that is cut with the Spellbinders Peony nestabilitie. I stamped three times on black cardstock with VersaMark, then embossed with white embossing powder. Cut the flower with the die cut and popped up. Then, I added the little, red gemstone.

I am entering Amber's Crafts and Stuff - challenge #2-Use Die Cuts

Stamps: Heartfelt Creations-Vintage Wildflower 2 PreCut set
Paper: PTI white cardstock, ColorBok designer paper, black cs from Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Cuttlebug, textile embossing folder, Spellbinders peony nestabilitie, VersaMark, white embossing powder, red gemstone, black satin ribbon