Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mother's Day Stampin'B's

This week on the Stampin B's  Design Team challenge #107, Vicki Dutcher asked us to make a Mother's Day card. I don't have my mother now so this card will go to a mother who lost her only child some time ago. I know she still likes to be remembered on Mother's Day.
Hope you'll join us this week and link to the inklinz tool on the Stampin B's blog.

I am using a flower from Mark's Finest Papers, Apples and Camellia. I cut out and layered the top center part of the flower. I have colored it was Copics, as well as the butterflies that I punched with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The window frame is a die called Decorative Window Scene and made by Spellbinders exclusively for Heartfelt Creations. I cut it out on my Cuttlebug, embossed, and sponged some clouds in the window panes. Computer generated the sentiment.

I am entering my card into the Woodware USA Challenge #23 to use die cuts/punches. I used both.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Apples and Camellia
Paper: PTI white cardstock, unknown designer paper
Ink: Memento Summer Sky and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, Heartfelt Creation Decorative Window Scene die cut,
Leaves from Mark's Finest papers-Grandma's Hope Chest premium paper craft pack, pearls, Spellbinders
Shapeabilities ribbon banners

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Birthday Celebration!!!

Funny how things work out...or don't. I started my card this afternoon and needed something fairly simple because
I am desperately needing to get ready to go out of state Friday a.m. Well, you would know things would go
wrong. I thought I had my card finished, went to choir practice, came home  and the card just didn't look like I wanted. Drat! I made the complete card over. Hubby is in bed and I'm uploading and commenting tonight.

The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #114 challenge this week is given by Cindy Haffner and is  a color challenge: Aqua, Brown, Yellow. I almost never use yellow and this is the second one today I've uploaded with yellow. And, I like both! Of course, I love polka dots, too.

My card also fits the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #45-Use Polka Dots  I just bought this pretty paper over the weekend and I'm sure glad I did.

I'm also entering a new challenge for me: KB Cute Monday #10-Birthday Theme

Easter Blessings to everyone!

Stamps: Flourishes-Birthday Pennants
Paper: Stampin'Up! Taken with Teal, The Paper Studio-yellow with white polka dots (who would have guessed ) LOL, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Stampin'Up! Taken with Teal
Accessories: EK Success punch-candles, ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Spring in the Garden

When I did my last post, we were expecting some terrible weather (last Friday). Thankfully, it came and went without any damage or very little in my area. Unfortunately, that was not the case for so many. Today
is a beautiful day so I am uploading a card full of Spring Joy...that is the name of the stamp I'm using and I absolutely love it. It is from OnyXXpressions.
I'm using a Martha Stewart Quilted border punch and every time I use it, I think it looks like frogs-lots of them. LOL I'm sure that is not what it is supposed to be, but I see them and think they look rather cute in
my Spring garden.

This week on Splitcoaststampers, Sue aka coffeestamper, was named Featured Stamper. I cased this card of Sue's after flipping and making a few changes. I'm hoping Sue has a fun week.

I am entering my card into the Cupcake Craft Challenge-#138 -Lot of Layers. Not counting my base card, I have used 4 layers on my card, plus my punched border.

So glad to do the EtsyInspired Challenge #135 because I found this image below that is inspiration for my yellow and red. I almost never use yellow. I like the color but never think my cards look the way I want when I use it. I must say I am pretty much pleased with this one. Here is my inspiration:

This inspiration came from the Etsy store, Creating is Fun and what a super store. You should visit and see some of her wonderful items.

Another challenge I am entering is Paper Sundaes #65-Texture  I used dry embossing with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Stamps: OnyXXpressions-Spring Joy
Paper: Stampin'Up! So Saffron, Old Olive, and Cherry Cobbler, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Martha Stewart Quilted border punch, Stampin'Up! grosgrain ribbon