Friday, June 10, 2011

Flower Spray

May I sound off a bit? Many years ago we had a sprinkler system put in the front yard. So, now it's going into the back yard along with some sod to replace some that had washed away, etc. Why didn't we do the back to begin with? No, I didn't want to. The crew started yesterday and cut my tv cable and a water line. Arghhhhh! Actually, it was no fault of theirs. They said the cable had been marked wrong and a long story with the water line. Just last week, we had ANOTHER storm and the tv cable went off on Sunday and didn't get repaired until Tuesday. Now, the cable company won't fix this until probably Monday. It is bad without a tv.
Edit: Two hours later-- My goodness, my internet and phone went out while typing  my upload. Guess what? Wire cut!!!!!!!! It is fixed temporarily until next Wednesday when it gets a permanent fix. Sometimes it just doesn't seem to pay to get anything done around your house. Does anyone agree?
I really shouldn't complain when I think of all the tornado, floods, and fire damage people have gone through and still suffering with.

So, on to my card. It is made using a KittieKraft tutorial for a flower spray. Kittie does awesome tutorials that are so easy to follow. Some of you may remember, last week I did one of her hydrangeas.

I want to enter my card into the QFTD 64 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I cased a card made by the new Queen, Lee-Anne aka Shadow's Mom.

4 Crafty Chicks wants to see some Handmade Flowers for their challenge
Divas by Design-Use Florals

Paper: PTI white cardstock, Martha Stewart nasturtium, Stampin'Up! Old Olive
Accessories: Martha Stewart fir punch-stamp and flower punch, French Scroll punch, Cropodile for tiny flowers, Cuttlebug textile and swiss dot embossing folders

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Warm Thoughts

Lois (Clownmom on SCS) has issued  challenge #114 for the Stampin' B's Design Team  and she asked that we use one layer, 2 stamps, 3 colors. My colors are yellow, green, and brown. Being a one layer made it really simple and I just stamped my Inkadinkado sunflower collage image and colored with Copics. I tied a ribbon, stamped a sentiment and that is it.

We hope you'll play along. If so, just use the inlinkz tool to upload your card here.

Crafts and Me Challenges #38-Stamp Something
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #137 has a photo for inspiration:

        I was inspired by the colors, especially the yellows and greens.

Paper Sundaes #72 - Sentiments on your cards or creations. Should be something from the heart.

Stamps-Inkadinkado sunflower collage, Mark's Finest Papers Snowman Country
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Accessories: ribbon 

Mega Thanks/Sunrays

My neighbor/friend just brought over a beautiful, cone-shaped, twig basket of flowers to hang on my fence. Today is not my birthday, but it is very soon. Her gift made me light up like these sun rays.

This is my first time to try this wonderful tutorial from Geri's Cards for the sun rays and it was so much fun. There is a good bit of sponging. I like it and hope you do, too. I  added my 'hot sun' with a piece of SU Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut with a circle nestabilitie.
The rest of the card was really simple.

I got inspiration from EtsyInspired challenge:EIC140- We are to choose our inspiration from an Etsy shop called Peaden Scott Designs (check out that awesome pop-up cards). Wow!
This is the card I was inspired by:
How beautiful is this! I didn't do any cut-outs but did a huge 'thanks' sentiment and what I think is the sun above her thanks.

There is a new challenge called Craft Room and it is Anything Goes so here I go on their #1

Papertake Weekly Challenge is also Anything Goes this week.

I'll be entering my card into the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen theme challenge, also. The theme is It's a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong.

Stamps: Stampendous Mega Thanks
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, Designer Paper is Fancy Pants Designs (Thoughtful)
Ink: Memento Tangelo, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, and Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: sponges, Spellbinders circle nestabilitie for sun, Copic-Lily White YG0000

Monday, June 6, 2011

Red, white, and blue birthday

Does it remind you of Old Glory? Flourishes (FLLCJUNE11) is having a June release week challenge and all you have to do is turn to your country's colors....mine being the good ol' USA. I'm using a Flourishes stamp set called Birthday Pennants for my stars , plaid and dotted banners, and sentiment. The sentiment banner is Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Banners. My base card is made using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and  Grand Nestabilitie Labels Four. I used the same set for my red and blue designer paper.

I know someone who has a Fourth of July birthday so I think this is perfect or I could leave the sentiment off or change it for a Fourth of July card. OR, it could just be Happy Birthday to our country.

I am entering these Wee Memories challenge #59-Free for All
Paper Crafting Journey has an Anything Goes challenge/Your Favorite-#11

Stamps: Flourishes: Birthday Pennants
Paper: PTI white cardstock, red dp-no name, blue is blueberry cobbler by Farmer's Market
Ink: Memento Danube Blue
Accessories: Martha Stewart doily, misc. blue button, Ribbon Trends for checked ribbon, thread for button, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Tags, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels Four