Friday, May 10, 2013

Black Butterfly

 The Fan Club Monthly Theme challenge  on Splitcoaststampers is Hope Floats, explore things that fly through the air. My floater is the black butterfly.

The Queen for the Day #164 challenge is featuring Sandy aka stampingwriter. This is the card I chose to case.

I think this will be my last card until Thursday. I may not be able to visit your blogs for a week or more as I'll be very busy with things other than crafting.

Hope you all have a great weekend and I want to wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day.

Stamps-Stampabilities/Cling Rubber Stamps-sentiments set
Paper-PTI white cs, black scrap cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Cheery Lynn Designs/exotic butterflies small #2, crafting tape by Recollections, red gemstones

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Polka Dot Flower


Shirley Quarry has brought the CCEE Stampers another fun challenge this week: Make a CAS card with scraps. I happen to love a CAS card and I have tons of scraps.

This is sooooooo easy and we hope you'll join us this week. Just add your card with our inlinkz tool.

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamp/Welcome Poppies, BasicGrey Flourish Corners Stamps (used for flower stem)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, unknown dp
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories-Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, QuicKutz 2x2 pitcher die, green rhinestone, Scor-Pal

Monday, May 6, 2013

From a Branch to a Tree

I'm a busy bee today. This is my second card. I guess my mojo in in overdrive. This will probably be it for a few days, though.

My card is for Whoo Hoo Wednesday at Inspired by Stamping-WHW #99. This is the challenge:
Create a card or project on your blog sharing with us a new way of using your stamps. Or, you can use the tutorial they have to create a card or project.

I am using my stamps for the tree and bird from the Inspired by Stamping Sweet Aviary set. My image is really a branch (one of two in the set) if it is turned sideways and I've thought for a while I could use this one as a tree. So, that's what I did. The bird is from the IBS set Flowers Bloom. I am not sure if this has been done before but I haven't seen it...crossing my fingers that it hasn't. :-)

My punch around the page is Martha Stewart Bird and Branch Woodland punch and the grass edge punch is also Martha Stewart.  The flower button is from Jolee's Boutique Mother of Pearl  Notion Kit (from my sis). It was cream colored and I colored it with brown copics. The seam binding is also IBS sage.

Paper is PTI vintage cream, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, and Sage Shadow.
Ink-Memento-Rich Cocoa

I'm entering my card into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery-

Merry Monday Sketch

I'm excited to be Guest Designer this week for the Merry Monday challenge #61. It can be found at Always Playing With Paper and is a Christmas challenge. Here is the sketch for this week:

It was an unexpected sketch and I had to do a bit of thinking to decide what I would create.

I used a set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to make my partial swag or it could be considered a part of a wreath. It was made with two of the three peg stamps in the set and I stamped and stamped off the holly.

Hope you'll play along this week and get some of those Christmas cards made early. You can be sure Lesley the Design Team have some really creative and beautiful cards made.

Stamps-Rubber Stamp Tapestry/Ornamental Holly, Hot off the Press/Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink-Memento/Bahama Blue and Bamboo Leaves, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler