Friday, February 15, 2013

A Special Day

A quick post today and my last one for this week. I've made a card for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers, QFTD152. Her name is Mary aka octoberbabe. This is the card I cased. Mary's card was so bright and cheerful  but I had Washi tape I wanted to use. I am so glad to find it in Michaels Arts and Crafts now. My tapes in dots and butterflies were together in one package.

How easy it is to use Washi tape. It's so easy to remove and re-tape if you need to and I did. :-)
I added my sentiment from Inspired by Stamping from the Flowers Bloom set, a flower, and ribbon and I'm all finished.

The flower is Prima Flowers/Parchment Petals Scroll and the ribbon is Offray Seamaid Black.

Hope your weekend is full of sunshine and warmth. We are having a cold day on Saturday. Ugh!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Boxes and Valentines For My Sweeties

Happy Valentine's Day to all my visitors!! 
Frances Byrne is hostess for this week's challenge at CCEE Stampers and asked that we create a flat backed treat box.....bonus points if you include a heart for Valentine's Day. The tutorial can be found here at Splitcoaststampers. I made this treat box above and the card just below for my two year old granddaughter. The card was made with a Meljen's Designs image/Sweet Heart Lollipop. The sketch can be found at Splitcoaststampers, SC418. The box was a bit hard to photograph as I wanted because I put the sentiment on top of the box and was trying to capture that, too.
The next treat box is for my two four year old grandsons (yes, I made two alike). It's a very simple box.  I'm thinking they will just be after the candy, anyway. :-) I found that the Lindt-Lindor chocolate truffles fit perfectly in these boxes.

I've made these cards for the boys using a sketch on Splitcoaststampers, SC409. The image is from Meljen's Designs/Lovey Pup. They were so much fun to make.

And, the next which is almost just like the one above...just a few changes.
Whew! That's it for the uploading except for my recipes below.. Hope you'll play along with us this week and make your own flat back treat box.
Girl's treat box
Stamp-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps-You Are Cherished (sentiment)
Paper-PTI Ocean Tides ?, PTI white cardstock, Hobby Lobby black cs, Bo Bunny Love Letters Airmail Back to Back Basics
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Recollections floral embellishment, pink tulle, negative hearts from Fiskars heart border punch, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Banners 
Girl's Card
Stamp-Meljen's Designs-Sweet Heart Lollipop (digi image) sentiment is computer generated
Paper- PTI white cs, Stampin'Up! Pretty in Pink cs, Cloud9Design/You Make my Heart Fly dp (2 sided) Sweetheart Collection
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Glossy Accents, Twine from The Twinery/Blossom, pink pearls, Copics
Boy's Treat Box
Stamps-Hero Arts/Sweet Hearts, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/You Are Cherished
Paper-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Cloud9Design/You Make my Heart Fly dp-Sweetheart Collection (2 sided), Hobby Lobby black cardstock
Ink_Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, hand cut banner
Boy's Cards
Meljen's Designs (digi)/ Lovey Pup, computer generated sentiment
Paper-Stampin'Up! Tempting Turquoise and Taken With Teal cardstock, PTI white cardstock, Hobby Lobby black cardstock, Bo Bunny/Love Letters Keys Back to Back Basics
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Mark Richards gold metal brads, hand cut banner, Copics

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Flower and Hearts

I played this week in the Teapot Tuesdays challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The destination for the card this week is for Nancy's/nwilliams6 mom. You can find the story here. Nancy is a good AL friend of mine and her mother is having health issues and she would like Valentine/love cards for her Mom and step-dad as they are so much in love.

I linked my two hearts together. We were to bring flowers or other items (cows, puzzles, etc.) but I didn't have most of those :-) (you would have to read the story) so I stuck to a flower.
When I photographed my cards the color changed to more blue than purple. They were a very pretty periwinkle color. I worked and worked but never got it right. In real life, mine had more purple color.

Stamps-Studiog (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, unknown periwinkle cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Martha Stewart lace scallop heart punch, Recollections flower

Frames and Flowers

Gosh, the sun is shining and I'm sooooooo happy! How great to see that ball of fire. I can hardly wait for the time to change in March. I love longer days.

I guess thinking of the sun is what brought on this bright card for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. The queen is Susan aka susanbri and this is the card I cased. I used more white cardstock than patterned paper and because my sentiment is in the frame, I added some pearls.

My frame is a stamp that belongs to my sister (the person with every stamp that has ever been made).
I'm laughing but I think it is true. Thanks, sis! It is a Gina K. Stamp TV image by Nina Brackett. All I had to do was color the flowers, sponge inside, and cut out. I'm not sure if it fit with a Spellbinders die as some of hers do or not. The sentiment is Gina K. Designs. Names are listed below in my recipe.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week.

Stamps-Gina K. Stamp TV stamps by Nina Brackett/Lovely Labels, Sentiment is Gina K. Designs/Framed Greetings
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa and New Sprout
Accessories-Copics, green pearls

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rose is a Rose is a rose is............

I know so many have snow but we are in the rain mode here in Alabama. Go away.....I need sunshine and lots of it, along with some good warm temps. How about you...looking for the same? I bet you are if you aren't in the part of the world with those temps already.

My card is made using the wonderful new stamp set I've ordered from Inspired by Stamping/Flowers Bloom. The sentiment is from the same set as the pretty rose.

I'm entering my card into the challenge at Inspired by Stamping Blog Challenge-IBSIC #45 . The colors to use this week are: off white, light brown, and red.

I colored with Copics and added just a bit of green to the leaves..well, because that is the color leaves are. :-)

On a side note, I was fortunate enough to have this card featured on Inspired by Stamping's Facebook page this past Friday. How grand is that!!!

I'm also using the sketch from Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge #332.

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Flowers Bloom
Paper-PTI vintage cream, MME 6x6 paper pad/Sunshine
Ink-Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Copics, Spellbinders large rectangle die, Cheery Lynn Designs/Victorian Rose Flourish, Quickie glue pen, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds