Friday, January 18, 2013


The rain stopped long enough to give us a few snowflakes on Thursday. Wow! We don't know what to do without rain. :-)  We've had at least 13 inches since Dec. 15th. There is a promise of sunshine for several days now and that makes me happy. Our snow didn't stick, just a little on the fence ledge and around a few shrubs and trees. Fingers (and toes) crossed for a big one later this winter.
I am using this Sassy Cheryl's Digis image to join in the challenge at Inspired by Stamping-IBSIC42 where my friend Colleen is a DT member. She has certainly inspired me with her beautiful cards made with IBS images and has enabled me to place a very recent order.  :-)
My image is Funky Bunny and I just think he is too, too cute. The challenge is to use the colors posted below. Aren't they yummy? My sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Blessings.
I have gone from snowmen to Easter cards. Would you say I'm getting ahead? :-)
I used PTI white cs with Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock.
The image is colored with Copics and the ink SU Night of Navy.
That's it on this CAS card.
My card is also for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers, QFTD148. The queen this week is Brenda aka tessaduck. I am doing a loose case of this card.
For uploading,  I'll probably be away from my blog until Thursday. See you all soon. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Simple Black and White

Joanne Grzelak gave the challenge this week at CCEE Stampers to make a CAS (clean and simple) sympathy card. I do love making a CAS card and ending with a clean, crisp look. I chose black and white which I think gives it an elegant look.
My image is Stampin'Up! Thoughts and Prayers and the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, Oopsy Daisy.
I added a couple of score lines with the Scor-Pal and some Kaiser pearls in black.
We hope you'll join us and let us see your sympathy card. I know I really should make more of this type card to have on hand.
I'm entering my card into the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #5-use black and white and, if you like, a splash of color

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Cutest Smile Ever

It continues downpours of rain here. Good time for crafting but I am getting a bit depressed over all these clouds. Bring on the sunshine. Please!!!!!
I'm using a digital image for my card that is being entered into the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog #149. The theme is Thinking of You. The name of the digital image is, A Simple Gift of a Flower.
I used the card sketch from last week's card sketch on Splitcoaststampers, SC418 and I'm doing the SCS color challenge for today, CC409 .
Stamps-Sassy Cheryl's Digis/A Simple Gift of a Flower, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Oopsy Daisy (sentiment)
Paper-SU Rose Red,  unknown plaid dp, Fiskars Heidi Grace Designs/Bouquet Flower, Georgia Pacific white cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery

Monday, January 14, 2013

Big, Round Head with Crinkled Nose

I know, I know, I have overdosed on snowmen. But, I can't help myself. I just love them and, you know, it is winter. I'll fight myself and try to do something else soon. LOL
Hope you all had a fab weekend. We had downpours of rain. If it could have only been really, really cold, just think of the snow we could have had.  When the cold comes in, the moisture disappears around here. So, not much chance of the white stuff. Such is living in the deep south, I suppose.
My sweet snowman is from Sassy Cheryl's Digis. She does have the cutest ones and I have several more in the wings just waiting to be made. Ha  I made the card for the Featured Stamper, FS310, on Splitcoaststampers. Her name is Lynn aka allee's. She is such a sweet person and has a wonderful gallery of cards. I hesitate to show you which card I cased. A lot went wrong and it barely resembles hers. O.K., this is it. I had my card completely made and saw a boo boo,  tore it up and threw it in the garbage can. I thought I would use my snowflakes instead of the side panels she used. Gosh, everyone thought my snowflakes were black. Nope, they are dark blue, Night of Navy from SU.
My card also fits the new January Fan Club Christmas Challenge, SCSCCJAN13: Christmas Wedding/be inspired by borrowed, blue, old, and new or all. I have all but the borrowed on my card. I have a new digi, used blue Copics, and the punches are old.
You will have to be a member to join the fun.
Stamps-Sassy Cheryl's Digis/Simple Snowman Block, Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Ink-Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories-Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Martha Stewart Polar Stamp and Punch, Liquid Applique (for snow), Sakura Gelly Roll pen for glittering the tiny snowflakes, Copics