Saturday, September 22, 2012


A quick post...about to leave for a football game but needed to do this first.

I'm entering it into the CASology challenge #11 to do a white card. This may be a bit more color than they were wanting but here goes just the same.

My sentiment is from Stampabilities-Merry Little Christmas
Ornaments are punched with a EK Success ornament punch.
The paper is PTI white cardstock and Stampin'Up! Perfect Plum
Embossing folder is Cuttlebug swiss dots.
Hand cut banner

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Moon Rising

I'm having a hard time this morning .... made and re-made this card. Now, I can't get into Splitcoaststampers to upload it or to show you the card I cased for Queen for the Day. My blogging and DT friend and pal, Joanne Grzelak aka jojot, is the new Queen this week. She has a spectacular gallery of cards. Probably just as well I can't show you hers as mine turned out quite a bit different. :-)

My card is a sneak peek from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. This set along with others will be released next week. You'll want to check out these wonderful stamps. The September blog hop starts next Tuesday, 9/25. Hope you'll mark your calendar, join us, and maybe be the winner of some great stamps.   The set I'm using is called I'm Going Batty. Isn't he a cute trick or treater?

I'm using a tree die cut, punched a circle for the moon and placed white cs behind it. I sponged the moon and then I tore some black cardstock for the ground...card finished.

Stamps-MFP I'm Going Batty
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Spring Pansy, and Perfect Plumeria
Accessories-Stampin'Up! 1 1/4" circle punch (moon), Fiskars Lattice Entertain You border and corner punch, Memory Box Arboscello Tree die cut

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recipe Week

Sabrina Friel at CCEE Stampers has another super challenge for us this week. Use an image or paper which features food or drink. Bonus points if you make a card which includes a recipe. :-) I sure wanted the bonus points so I have included a recipe my Mother used to make, Marinated Carrots. I still make them occasionally, usually at holiday time.  You can find the recipe as the post continues. Hope you like carrots.
I'm using a Flourishes image from a set called Garden Fresh. My card is 5 x 5 and I made the recipe card 4 x4,  colored, and popped on so you can remove the recipe from the rest of the card if you like.
This is the  open part of the  recipe card. I added a panel of my designer paper to the inside top....just for fun , color, and also to cover the Copic coloring of the carrot image that ran through.

And, last is another photo  I enlarged so you can read and copy the recipe if you like. It really is good....well, if you like carrots and a bit of tang.
Come over and join us for this fun challenge and see what the rest of the team did this week. We would love to see a recipe if you care to share.


Recipe for my card:
Stamps-Flourishes Garden Fresh
Paper-The Paper Studio/Watercolor Bubble Stripe, PTI white, Stampin'Up! Old Olive
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, dimensionals


Monday, September 17, 2012

FOSTV-Bingo challenge

Good Monday Morning....Rise and Shine! Can there be any such thing as a good Monday morning? It's hard to think of it  that way at times. I had a slow weekend, made a card or two and watched a football game on Saturday.
This week at Friends of Speedy TV we are having a Bingo challenge. That is one of my favorite kinds as you get to choose what you want to create.

I chose Anything But a Square, ribbon, monochromatic. I made an A2  card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and used blue as the monochromatic color. The stamp sets I'm using are from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co./Christmas Wreath Mini and Christmas in the Country.
We would love for you to join us this week in our Bingo challenge. Just create your card, come over to Speedy TV, look for the FOSTV challenge #38, and link your card. We would love to see your creations and maybe you would be the winner of this beautiful stamp set called Old Summer.
Stamps-listed above
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Aegean for sponging
Accessories-Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Tim Holtz blending tool, glue pen, Sizzix Elegant Enhancement set (sentiment die), Cuttlebug embossing folder/snowflakes, Copics for dyeing ribbon