Monday, May 30, 2011

Ivory and Lace

hey hey hey!
today's card is for the Speedy the Cat Challenge to use "ivory and lace" ...also used the CPS sketch for this week.

Love the stamp sets from MFP - they are clear stamps that provide such a clean, crisp image!
This card is done with the set "Greet the day with Gerber"

cardstock: ivory and stash dp
ink: Vivid Coffee Bean and Creamy Caramel
Copics: W1, W3, G82
Embellishments: Ivory lace, button and mini adhesive pearls and Glossy Accents in flower centers
Tools: Corner rounder

Hope you like (-:
Enjoying the day off - supposed to be hottest day of the year today!
gotta love the air conditioning...

also entered in these challenges:
CPS #220 sketch
Delicious Doodles Challenge - #27 use lace
Stamp Challenges - something sentimental

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Black and White

hi there!
hope all are enjoying this weekend - I got to create some cards for some of the challenges over at STV - have you seen their new releases!!! wonderful as usual...and there is a new color - PEACH!

decided to post this card that I entered in the Black n White challenge from Giovana...

I really love this set from GKD "Follow your dreams" by Theresa Momber....
getting a pretty nice stash of cards ready for the men receiving cards this year all
using this set...

ok, back to enjoying the weekend  - hope you are enjoying it too!


also entered in challenges at
Craft Your Days Away - Special Man
ECP Challenges - for a Dad
Joyful Stamper - anything goes
Polka Doodle - card for male
Charisma Cardz - card for male

Friday, May 27, 2011

Phri-days are Phindy's !

Hi there!
This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is "Summer Living". I immediately thought of this little guy - isnt he so cute...this is Phindy's Wee Babbie image "Bubble Gum" .

Have you seen Phindy's new images called the "Plump Un's "??
they are toooooo funny - can't wait to get started on them. Here are a couple....


hope you get a chance to play along - remember you dont need to use a Phindy!
check out the rest of the Design Team - they always have "eye candy"..... 
Copics: 0 blender, RV02,04...YG63, C1, 7...B93, 95...E00, 11, 25, 29
Cardstock: Pumpkin, Kraft, Navy
Designer Paper: K &Company
Ink:  Memento black
Embellishments:  Star punch

Have a wonderful weekend - Memorial Day is truly a time to remember and be thankful for those that have laid down their lives for our freedoms....


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also entered in:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

what's up with Blogger AGAIN!

I cant leave comments, hoping this post goes through...whew! it did

I try to leave a comment, it sends me to log in to Blogger, I do, but then it sends me back to the same comment and asks for me to enter my account ...again....been doing this all day...
so going to go make a card (-:

sorry everyone - hope this is fixed soon!

Monday, May 23, 2011

STV's Friday Challenge - use Kraft cardstock!

hi there,
could there be an easier challenge (-:

Cat is heading this one up and I completely agree with her on the Kraft cardstock - goes with everything...for me I decided to do a simple CAS card (ok, for those of you who do REAL CAS cards, this is as CAS as it gets for me  LOL)
I just can't leave a card alone !!

lightly sponged with Memento's Rich Cocoa and Color Box Frost White, white embossed sentiment on GKD's it on the white cardbase
GKD ribbon, two different Cuttlebug folders, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, circle punch and
sentiment is from GKD's Showtime Stamp Kit "Picture It"

have a beautiful day - I'm so thankful to the Lord for my salvation, family, church, friends, is good!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

MFP's Butterflies, Dianthus, & Flourishes

Hi there,
Love this set - entering it over at the challenge at Copic Creations
which is to color with your yellow Copics....and its their 50th Challenge!

i dont own but a few yellows...
Flowers are done with YR00, 02, 09, 31
Butterflies are done with Y00, 02, 06, 17 and 28 and they were clear embossed before pieced....

so hopefully less is just fine this time!
think I should have used darker green for the sentiment...

lovin my weekend - in my jammies and coloring away  (-:

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cardstock - SU Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi and Memento Black
ink - same
ribbon - SU stash
designer paper - stash (may be K&C)
MS leaf punch
Spellbinders Labels 6

Saturday, May 21, 2011

MFP's Flourishes and Frame set

hey hey hey! I posted this card already over at MFP- Speedy the Cat because I wanted to enter it in their Mono Blue Challenge which ended yesterday AND also want to enter it over at Joan's Gardens last challenge for the summer (to create a card and tag)....
Here you go:

love doing tags to match my cards - Thanks Joan (-: for the inspiration

MFP's "Flourishes and Frame"
cardstock - SU's Night of Navy
ink - same
Stash designer paper and ribbon
Spellbinders Labels 10
Fiskars corner punch

Well so glad the weekend is here!!! I plan on having a nice quiet Saturday doing laundry and stamping ....may even stay in my pajamas LOL (more stampin in that plan than laundry *wink!)
have a wonderful weekend
hugs and blessings,

PS for those who read my previous post - I crashed at 4am...woke up at 10am...YIKES!
but I did get SIX cards made....wooo now I will have my DT cards done for next few weeks.
moving mighty slow right now LOL but lovin it (-:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 115

will be back to finish post - have to get this card entered in Card Patterns Sketch 115 before challenge closes.
whew! made it in time....turns out I still had a couple hours (-:
besides lovin the sketch - wanted a chance to win the new Frieda's from the craft's meow.
the sketch was a circle but I put mine on the card - it's different....stamped that adorable silhouette on vellum. and applied with pop dots..
This card is done with one of the new sets from the craft's meow by Nina Brackett (awesome!) called Butterfly Kisses...all of the images used are from this set
Used SU's cardstock Lovely Lilac, Hunter and Webster's Pages, ink is from SU - Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant and Wild Wasabi - Spellbinders Lacey Circles. Standard Circles Large,  butterflys were stamped on the same dp and pieced...added trim and lace mesh and mini pearls to b-flys

OK, my weekend has begun and it's 9:30pm and I'm drinkin coffee!...plan is to stamp til I drop!
woooo hooooo (-:

Phri-days are Phindy's!

hi there,

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is "Christmas"....well for was like kicking and screaming to get me to stop and do this card LOL..i'm just not ready to think Christmas (all though it will be here before we know it!!! life is flyin by)

Used the adorable Phindy image Sweet Carol

i hadnt colored this image yet....reds are tough!
Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and Classic Scalloped Oval Lg
Copics E00, 01, 21...B00...R37, 59...RV21...Y06, 28,00
Ink - Stampin Up Barely Banana, Memento Black
cardstock - GKD Red Hot
dp - Webster's Pages
MS punch, stash ribbon, mini adhersive pearls, Star Dust Stickles

hope you get to play and pop over and check out the Design Team's wonderful Christmas creations!!!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jennie's challenge at STV - DIY Pattern Paper

Rushin rushin rushin....had this set made last night for Joan's Garden and STV-Jennie and wanted to autopost for today but it just got toooo late - a girl has to sleep (-:

then realized this background probably isnt what Jennie was looking made another Quick Quick one...
here is the quickie - it's ok...nothing to write home about KWIM...

used GKD set "Hugs and Prayers" by Nina Brackett
GKD Creme de menthe, lemon drop and all spruced up cardstock (which looks black in pic)
Stampin Up's Certainly Celery
Copics Y08 and YG11
Spellbinders' Dahlia
stash yellow ribbon

next is the set I worked on til late last night - Joan is ending her challenge for the summer and her last challenge is to do a card and tag set (which I have begun doing and love it - makes a beautiful present by just wrapping in plain white tissue paper and adding your tag!)

I am crazy over this set -- GKD's Follow your Dreams by Theresa Momber!
used a kinda different color combo of GKD's Fog, Little Boy Blue and Wine, stamped the background images with Versamark, boat done with copics B41, 45, E25, 53 and C2, white pen, inks used are Memento Black and Ranger's Distress Stormy Sky......tag has paper pieced heron using Spellbinders Labels 14....
you know how sometimes you actually like what you create?? well, this is one of those for me...

ok, since I'm home early I think that means I will have to cook dinner  UGH!
will be back for tomorrow's Phindy (-:

also entering in: Cards for Men - someone special and A Spoon Full of Sugar - anything goes

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Design Divas Oldies but Goodies Blog Hop

Our facebook group does this every third Wednesday - challenge is just to use "something" in our stash that's at least six months old! ....and WOW do I have a lot of "that"  LOL
If you are hopping, you should have come from the super talented blog of Mary Harmon ...and I'm the last in the hop so if you wanted to start at the beginning, pop over to the awesome blog of Cindy Grigiski

for this hop I pulled out a favorite old stamp from All Night Media but it doesnt have a name - there is a number if you are interested - its 485j01.  I fell in love with it several years ago when my BFF Jennie Harper made a card using it and I had to have it...took me forever to find it but finally did on Ebay!!! hope you like it

colored with chalks!!sentiment from Hero Arts (I name on it but I think it came in a set)
cardstock and dp is from Stampin Up, corner punch from Fiskars and tag from Spellbinders

This is just for fun and it really the "push" to pull out my old "stuff"...
have a beautiful day
enjoy the rain - we dont have any choice LOL...praying for those suffering with the floods...

Friday, May 13, 2011

GKD Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop

hi there - i so enjoy these GKD hops! For this hop, we've been given a sketch from Melissa Cash that was a real challenge and so much fun to work with...and if you're following the hop, you should have arrived here from her awesome blog!

 Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (May 17th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!  if you want to start at the beginning, just go here at STV

and here are my cards

hope you see the sketch in each one - had trouble adding the accents in same spot as sketch...
now - I have a problem - this is the second post I've done for this hop because Blogger deleted previous posts and my details for each card are at home - I'm visiting daughter and family here in North Carolina... and who would of thought Blogger would have had such a serious problem - sure am glad they fixed it though...shows how much card sharing is dependent on blogger...

so on to the fabulous blog of Kay Simmons
hope you liked my cards...
Enjoy the hop (-:

the GKD sets used were:
Branching Out by Melanie Muenchinger
Timeless Textures
Thanks a Million
Follow your Dreams by Theresa Momber
Gifts From the Sea by Melanie Muenchinger

Phri-days are Phindy's - One image - Two Cards!

Yikes - thanks to blogger I'm doin this post by the seat of my pants! had mine done with all the details autoposted before I came down to North Carolina - but it was lost in whatever happened to Blogger - but sure glad they got it fixed...
This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to "use one image but create two different cards".... Hope you check out the team's gorgeous cards (-:

I dont remember the details on these except that I used the Phindy image Spring Bouquet

ok - so glad Blogger is back...but this is it for my post! it's 4:45PM and I'm going to spend time now with my family here in NC!  hope you like these ...
have a beautiful weekend!

Monday, May 9, 2011

another blogland SCAM - Shoppy Bag

Hi all, hope everyone had a beautiful Mothers Day!  I know I sure did (-:

before my post - WARNING - another scam email is going around saying the name of a friend who has "tagged you in a photo"...big scam! I am getting a ton of these over on my gmail account and havent responded but thought I would post warning here in case you get one of these emails...

ok - my card (-: 
Using Theresa Momber's new set "Follow Your Dreams" from over at STV - just had to grab it, open it and ink it up!!! plus used her sketch challenge this week...

I want to send this to my nephew and couldnt get the sentiment in position of sketch - oh well....
now I worry that the colors arent "manly"....hmmmm, I'm thinkin I will make him a different card...

cardstock: GKD's Wild Lilac, Lovely Lilac and Creme de Menthe (oh yea! definitely making him a different card LOL)
designer paper:  Basic Grey's Wisteria
Inks:  Memento's Grape Jelly and Tuxedo Black, Rangers Distress - Tumbled Glass blue, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavendar
Copics: B01, B24, V01, C1,3,7...YG63
Accent: Smooch Illuminator on dragon fly wings

was going for the masked heron for him - but will be doing another card for sure...what was i thinkin!!
have a blessed day,

Friday, May 6, 2011

Phri-days are Phindy's

hi there,

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to "emboss" - heat or dry! Hope you check out the team's gorgeous cards...

well I tried my hand at a CAS Card - hope this is considered CAS - and for the record.... I think they are tough!

used an embossing folder I've had for a looooong time from Cuttlebug...and the adorable Phindy image Special Day

well I feel like something is missing....just doesnt seem right not spending a couple hours on a card !
off to work ...early!... LOL

btw - so sorry havent been around AGAIN to visit...just too long a commute past two weeks - leaving at 6 -7am and getting home at 10-11 pm!   ...too old for this (-:


entering this in following challenges:
Bearly Mine - beautiful babies
 Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - paper piecing

Monday, May 2, 2011

best wishes to Vicki Dutcher!

welcome Monday! sure hate to see weekend end....

had fun creating this card with my new set from Marks Finest Paper - called "Butterflies, Dianthus and Flourishes" and entering it in their challenge this week. It's Vicki's last challenge since she has decided to step down as their DT Coordinator after a year! She has done an incredible job! It was exciting watching that challenge grow to being a "super site" a year later...congrats Vicki!

I created this card using the requirements for the card challenge this week at Joan's Gardens:
use pink/lime, lattice, leaves and butterflies!

Cardstock from SU and scrap dp, plus dp from Basic Grey, colored with Copics RV02, RV95, G07, G14, and V06, gorgeous lace from stash with lime green ribbon underneath, butterflies stamped with Memento Black onto scrap of same dp, MS lattice punch, hat pin made from my pin from my Easter corsage, mini pearls, and stickles!! Ticket made by stamping sentiment onto kraft cs and punching corners with SU corner punch then matted onto lime cs to match card base.

Have a blessed day...give somebody a hug (-:
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