Friday, May 6, 2011

QFTD59-Faith aka Markie's Mom

Today's Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers is Faith aka Markie's Mom and owner of Mark's Finest
Papers. Who doesn't love her cards? I am on the Stampin' B's Design team with her...where does she get all her energy? If you know her, you know she is involved in so many things involving stamping.  I needed to do something fast today so I chose this pretty CAS card of Faith's, plus it is great for a sympathy.

I kept her layout and used a different image from MFP's than Faith. She used a plaid embossing folder and I used a plaid edge punch. I just made a small sentiment tools involved, and sponged the edges.

No time to do any other challenges today, boo hoo. It's a very busy day for me. Thanks for stopping by..see ya soon and have a great weekend!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, Our Family Tree
Paper: PTI white cs
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa, and Desert Sand
Accessories: Flower, leaf, and brad from MFP's Grandma's Hope Chest Premium Paper Craft Pack, EK Success plaid edge punch

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stampin' B's - Flower Soft

Faith/Markie's Mom is hostess this week for the Stampin' B's Design Team and asked that we make a card using Flower Soft and liquid applique or glitter. I am not sure you can even see my Flower Soft. It is the yellow (which doesn't show) and reddish color in the small flowers. I used Stickles for the glitter-butterfly and fairy wings.
We hope you'll join us this week. If so, use the inlinkz tool to link your card.

I am using a stamp by Studio 18 (I think from the $ bin at Michael's). I embossed all my layers and the doily with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Colored with Copics, added the Flower Soft, made a stick pin, used a gingham ribbon, punched and stickled a butterfly, and added pearls. I'm using the Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf punch.

I am entering my cards into a few challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenges #10-Anything Goes
Let's Ink it Up #14-Embellish It (no digis)
One Stitch at a Time #60-Emboss It!

Stamps: Studio 18-no name
Paper: PTI white cardstock, K&CO Jubilee Purple Burst, Recollection pink plaid
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf punch, Wilton doily, Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, stick pin made from beads at Jo-Ann Stores, Purple glitter glue (stickles), pearls

QFTD58 and challenges-CAS

The QFTD58 on Splitcoaststampers is Anne aka jdmommy. I was Queen last week and now I have to hand the crown over. I wanted to honor Anne by case-ing this beautiful, bird card. I love her image but didn't have it so I used a butterfly silhouette stamp from A Muse Artstamps called Flutterby Flock. I added a sentiment, punched a border from a Martha Stewart flower patch punch, and added a couple of red rhinestones. Red is Anne's favorite color.

Other challenges I'm entering:
Flutterby Wednesday #153 - Use a butterfly, fairy, or angel
Claudia and  Co.   challenge #81-butterflies
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes

Stamps: A Muse Artstamps-Flutterby flock, Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree
Paper: PTI cardstock-stamper's select white, true black, and red poppy
Ink: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Martha Stewart flower patch punch, red gemstones

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday--Guest Designer

I was so excited over Easter weekend because Tammy Hershberger and the talented team at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday  blog challenge  asked me to be Guest Designer for the month of May. I have been so anxious for the time to come when I could do my first challenge. Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity.
 I had the privilege last summer, while in Pensacola,  to visit Jan Marie Caruso at her stamping boutique and make a few purchases from her awesome, stamp inventory. What a treat to meet her and to shop!!

Makiko Jones is hostess this week  for the FTTC116 and gave the challenge to create a card for a child under age 13. This is the only Flourishes image I have for that age bracket but I am sure I know an 11 yr. old that would just love this carousel card. As you can see, I made it for a girl. The image is Enjoy the Ride.
The sentiment for the inside-'Dream Big' from the same set.

For my card, I stamped my image on a Spellbinders Labels 3 die, colored the image with Copics, and used a Swiss Dots embossing folder on my Martha Stewart cardstock. The designer paper is a scrap piece with an unknown name. The three layers of punches are made with a Martha Stewart lace heart edger punch. Added a dimensional hydrangea sticker from MS and a deep rose ribbon. The large, pink gemstone is placed at the top of the carousel pole and I added some thin strips of purple, yellow, turquoise,  and pink cardstock to look as if ribbons are flying around the pole.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you'll join this challenge and be sure to check the rules. Don't forget to visit the team's  blogs and leave a comment.

Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger

I'm also entering these challenges:
Wags 'n' Whiskers #53- Use a punch or die cut
One Stitch at a Time #60 - Emboss It!
Moving Along with the Times #96- Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central-Anything Goes & use at least one item from am using a Spellbinders Labels 3 die

Stamps: Flourishes-Enjoy the Ride
Paper- PTI white cardstock, Martha Stewart turquoise cs, scrap designer paper, misc. scraps for ribbon cs
Ink: Memento London Fog
Accessories: Martha Stewart edger punch-Lace Heart, Martha Stewart Dimensional hydrangea stickers, large, pink gemstone, deep rose grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Copics

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Blog Candy Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have a winner for my Spring blog candy and it is:

Designing with Debbie

Congratulations Debbie, you have until noon CST on 5/05/2011 to claim the prize and email me
with your full name and address. You can find my email address under 'View my
Complete Profile'.

If the winner does not come forward by the above date, I will draw another winner.