Saturday, August 10, 2013

Good afternoon. I don't know what your weather is like but the humidity here is unbearable. You can't step outside without feeling like you're in a steam bath...even inside, too, with the air conditioning. Plus, it rains every day. Give me lots of sunshine and I'm happy.

I'm back today with another QFTD176 (on Splitcosaststampers) challenge card. I am doing a case of a card belonging to my friend and blogging pal, Nancy aka nwilliams6. She was so sweet to case one of my cards earlier. This week, the names starting with M-N-O are the designated Queens and are stampers that have already been selected queens in the past.. Yes, it is a bit different recently but will be back to normal when we get through the alphabet, I suppose.

This is the card I cased. Of course, I made a few changes but I'm sure you can see the resemblance.

My card is also for the Inspiration Challenge, IC401 on Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps-BasicGrey/flourish corner stamps, Stampin'Up! Well Scripted (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, black scraps
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-The Paper Studio punch (flower), Sakura Gelly Roll pen, white pearl

Friday, August 9, 2013

Celebrating the Season

The Queen for the Day challenge on Splitcoaststampers is featuring stampers M-N-O. This one is for Lesley aka Marleygo and this is the card I cased. It was simple to make and I used an embossing folder (given to me by my sis..isn't she great) and 3 snowflake dies. The sentiment was added and it was all finished. Be back later with another QFTD card...may be tomorrow.

Entering this challenge Twisted Tuesday Challenges-Create a Christmas Themed Project...must be clean and simple.

Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Sizzix Christmas Set snowflakes border, Spellbinders Poseabilities collection dies, clear rhinestones

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Simple Thank You and a Backgrounder

I found some time today to play in a challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It is the Ways to Use It challenge #439. The challenge today is to make your own background or use a background stamp.
I have a very pretty background stamp sent to me by a sweet friend and this was the time to use it. I stamped my background and colored in the flowers with Copics. I added 'thank you' and did a bit of distressing around the edges and that was it. Easy Peasy!!!

Stamps-Stampendous/Floral Dream(background stamp), Stampabilities/Sentiments
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Bermuda Bay
Ink-Memento Bamboo Leaves and Tuxedo Black

Monday, August 5, 2013


I've been away from my blog for a few days visiting with my son and his little four year old. They came to visit last Wednesday and left this morning. We had so much fun and found a lot of adventures to keep us on the go. You have to keep those little ones busy...REALLY. :-) Maybe I'll show a few photos of our adventures soon.
I used the Mojo Monday sketch for my card and will enter it into their challenge this week:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is Anything Goes and I'm going there with my card.
Also, I will enter my card into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery for August. I used one of their stamps for my card...Just Because set and cut it with an Inspired by Stamping die--Fancy Label Dies I.
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping-Just Because set
Paper-Stampin'Up! Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper, PTI vintage cream, The Linen Door by The Paper Studio
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Prima Wood Button, Copics, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies I