Friday, April 8, 2011


I was really wanting to use my new stamp from OnyxXpression called Rhodendron and found an excuse today. The QFTD on Splitcoaststampers is Harriet aka hskelly and she has a wonderful gallery of cards, many are CAS cards. I chose this card to case:

I stamped my image, colored with Copics, popped up one section of the bloom (at the top), added a ribbon/button and the sentiment.

I am entering these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Spring Colors/Easter
The Rubber Cafe TRCC#12-Easter/Spring
Stamps R Us- #18 Easter Theme
The Crafty Pad Designs #115-Flowers

Stamps: OnyxXpressions-Rhododendron, Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Summer Sky
Accessories: Brown crinkled ribbon, button from Jo Ann Stores, sponging pad

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Trees in Mountain Mist

I'm  hostess this week for the Stampin' B's Design Team. For challenge #105, we are to use navy and green and  must include stripes, dots, or plaids. Would you  believe there are plaids on my card? After I ran it through the herringbone embossing folder, the plaid disappeared. If you look closely, you will see some stripes on top of the navy strips. I did that to try to make up for losing my plaid.  No dots.
I sponged to get a look of mountain mist behind the trees. Cut my strips, sanded and distressed my card a bit. Added some twine and brads and that was it.

Welcome to the Stampin' B's two new Design Team members: Pam Lawver (Pam124) and Anne Harmon (jdmommy)!! Great to be working with these talented ladies. Be watching for some fabulous cards/projects from them.

Challenge entered:
Craft Your Passion #52-Anything Goes

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree
Paper-Stampin'Up! Night of Navy, PTI white cardstock, Mirabelle Paper Pack by The Paper Studio
Ink: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke, Memento Summer Sky
Accessories: Making Memories brads, twine, sanding file

Sweet Treats

I'm just here to do a quick upload. Have a lot on my plate today. I made this card for Irene aka Dandi on Splitcoaststampers. Irene is the Featured Stamper this week. I chose to case this card. When I started to upload, I noticed she had cased another FS, AL_Silver2 so I guess this is a case of both their cards.
I kept the layout and used different paper, images, and changed the pearls to buttons. I love the stripes but when I made my picture, the stripes were 'really out there' so I thought I would add buttons to tone it down.
Now, I think the buttons need a bit of toning down.

Stamps: Stampin'Up! The More the Merrier(hostess set), Sincere Salutations
Paper: PTI white card, Stampin'Up! Real Red, K&CO Marcella cardstock mat
Accessories: The Twinery twine, EK Success punch, heart gem, Copics, Assorted buttons

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bright Butterfly Among the Flowers

Today on Splitcoaststampers, the challenge was to use soft aqua, soft yellow, and white. Your option was to use a bright color. Mine is the orange butterfly.

I used my Martha Stewart stamp & punch flower and the hydrangea punch by Martha Stewart on my white cardstock. I   placed the Baja Breeze and So Saffron cardstock behind it. Stamped my butterfly and added a ribbon and sentiment.

Challenges entered:
AllSorts- #97-Blooming Blossoms
Shelly's Images Blog-Get Punchy-
Pals Paper Arts #87-Punches

Stamps: A Muse ArtStamps-Flutterby Flock (Using only part of the stamp), Stampin'Up! Well Scripted for sentiment
Ink: Memento Tangelo, StazOn jet black
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze and So Saffron
Accessories: Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, Martha Stewart Stamp & Punch flower