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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Holiday Blocks

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 508 - Chocolate Cake Party and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 511 - Mini Treat Bags. I had to make my own since I do not have the die cut but these are really simple to make. Had fun with them and have more to make for next week. I used crumb cake cs for the base and Versamark Dazzle with the 2 background images from Frosty SU Stamp Set as a background image. I found some DCWV DP with chocholate chip and pool party colors and used it then stamped the images on pool party using chocolate chip ink. I hand trimmed around the image for a matt look. I stamped the sentiment from Cardinal Christmas SU set in chocolate chip from the punched out pieced used for the handle. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Cardinal Christmas, Holiday Blocks, Frosty 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, DCWV - Garden Party 
Ink: Chocholate Chip 
Techniques: Mini Treat Bags

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lovely Holidays

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 508 - To The Post, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 517, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 507 - Under The Tree, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 301 - Lovely As A Tree. Now ladies, with these challenges as they are how could I not use that stamp set and die cut? LOL.
I stamped the tree on the tall wide piece of white CS in garden green and then on the postage piece while still in the die cut I did a second stamp off. I then stamped the sentiment over the tree again while it was still in the die cut then sponged the edges with espresso ink. I covered the tree with some Snow-Tex and then stickles after sponging the edges with garden green. I hope you like it. I had fun making it and it only took about 20 minutes to complete.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays 
Paper: white, Early Espresso, Garden Green 
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green 
Accessories: Nestability - Postage Stamps, Sponges, Dimensionals, Snow-Tex, Stickles 
Techniques: sponging, die cuts, 3D,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All Holiday's Merry Christmas

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 509 - Tis The Season; Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 509 - Layered Die Cuts, and my layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAYS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 373.
I had to substitute old olive since I do not have Mossy Meadow, hope that is OK. The dp is some I found that I have had for eons and do not remember the name or where it came from, sorry. I hope you like it and some family member will receive this next month so I really hope they like it. Happy Thanksgiving and see everyone as soon as I can in the challenge galleries, gotta work the next 2 days and the next 2 after that are cooking and eating days. Yum Yum, cant wait.
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: White, Old Olive, Rose Red, ??Christmas DP
Ink: Basic Blac 
Accessories: Nestabilities Ornament Dies 
Techniques: Layering, Die Cuts,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All Year Cheer Christmas

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 513, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 503 - Meadows of Golden Cherries and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 506 - Reverse Side Embossing with a die. Not sure I did that one right but it is what it is and since I do not get to play thazt often I am hoping to get off easy from the challenge police. I embossed the snowflake folder on crushed curry then went over the raised portion with white craft ink. I am so bad with angles but I think this is OK I used some old olive card stock for the bottom section and stamped the sentiment in cherry cobbler. I did have 1 of the 3 colors for this week. I am out of touch with my SU supplier and having to do the best I can with what I have. I popped up various snowflakes and covered the seam of the 2 papers with 2 ribbons. I hope this will make someone a nice Christmas card next month. Have a great day and will catch up when I can.
Stamps: All Year Cheer I 
Paper: white, Crushed Curry, Old Olive 
Ink: Classic White Craft Ink, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Snowflake punches, ribbons 
Techniques: dry imbossing, punches

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

All Year Cheer Christmas Again

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 500 - Winter Option, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 503 - Pencil Erasers, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 294 - Poke A Hole In It, and my layout is from Mondays MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 367. I had fun with this layout again and will all the challenges. Today is my last day of being able to play this week. Just not enough time when I already have to get up at 4am to get to work on time :( Hope you like it as much as I do. Have a fabulous rest of the week my stamping friends. I miss you all so much. I continue to pray for a job that will allow me some more stamping time but till then I will jump in when I can.

ETA: The matt on the bottom sections and on top of the half circles is a close match for Lost Lagoon although in my PIC it looks like grey. GGRRRR
Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: Cherry Cobble, Old Olive, KI Autumn Flowers DP, Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive   
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, pencil Eraser   
Techniques: doodling, paper piercing, 3D, pencil eraser dots

Monday, October 13, 2014

All Year Cheer Chirstmas Dots and Stripes

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 503 - Pencil Erasers, CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 294 - Poke a Hole in it, and today's MONDAY'S MOJO SKETCH CHALLENGE # 367. OH I am so thrilled with how this turned out. It is certainly not the high quality of many stampers on here but a step up from my many of my last attempts. I used 2 pencils inked in riding hood red and wild wasabi to make the 2 dotted panels and the same ink markers to make the stripes. I matted the stripes on riding hood red and the dots on wild wasabi paper. I punched 1' holes in both colors of paper and then cut them in half and paper pierced the rounded part. I tied some red and green ribbons. The sentiment is stamped in riding hood red ink. I just love that font and use it more than any of my other Christmas sentiments.
Stamps: All Year Cheer I   
 Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi   
 Ink: Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi   
Accessories: Pencil Erasers, Paper Piercer, 1" hole puncher, SU markers
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Pencil Erasers, Make your own DP, Doodling 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Renewed Little Someone

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 500 - Happy Anniversary where we were to go to our very 1st upload and CASE it. Well I am not sure if there has been much improvement over the years of not especially since I have been out of practice but I did want to play along this week. So here is a link to my 1st upload NEW LITTLE SOMEONE. This is also for Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 509, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 499 - Saffron Pumpkin Meadows, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 502 - Emossing Vellum Revisited.
I stamped the bunny in versamark then heat embossed black EP, could not find my bottle of Fine so it went in places I did not want even using the embossing buddy, ggrrr. Oh Well, I colored with Copics cut it out and popped it up on the white panel. Sentiment is from AYC III and stamped in Old Olive (don't yet have the new colors). My dp is from DCWV - Grad School stack and even with the little bit of blue I hope it is OK. I tied some ribbons on the middle panel, I embossed the button strip on vellum and placed it on top of so saffron. Will give this to someone this fall I hope. Love these colors and had fun. Always love getting to play along. Have a great day all and I will see you when I can. 
Stamps: A New Little Someone, All Year Cheer III
Paper: White, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, DCWV- Grade School DP
Ink: versa mark, old olive   
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbons, copics, Black embossing powder, heat gun, button embossing strip    
Techniques: copic coloring, dry embossing on Vellum, heat embossing, 3D

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Simply Soft Joyful Heart

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 494 - Wild Gray Melons, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 497 - Curve the Sentiment, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 361. My 2 step stamping did not turn out like I wanted so I took the opporutity for improvement and colored with copics then added some stickles for shine. I used a button for the cirlc and treaded some gray ribbon thru the button and tied it twice. Hope you like it. I was so happy to have the opportunity to play along this morning. I miss the daily challenges every day but to do them I would have to get up a 2am rather than 4 am to go to work. AINT HAPPENEN. LOL!!
Stamps: SU-Simply Soft, SNS-Joyuful Heart   
Ink: Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: copics, stickles, ribbon, Quick Kutz button die
Techniques: 2 step stamping, copic coloring

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Simply Soft Blessings From Heaven

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 487 Soft Soft Pear Crisp, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE #490 Stamp, Punch, Separate, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 354.
I found the perfect colors in some new dp I bought many months ago and have never used for today's color challenge and had to play along. I loved the TLC from Monday but was not able to play until today. I stamped the image from simply Soft stamp set in black twice then the solid part of the flower image in crisp cantelope using my stamp-a-ma-jig for alignment. After complete assembly I applied some stickles to the flower images. The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Simply Soft, Blessing From Heaven   
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantelope, Pear Pizzazz, Ki Doilies Paper Pad
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Cantelope, Pear Pizzazz Accessories: Maurvy Circle and Scallop Circle Mega Punch, McGill 15/16" square punch, dimensionals, stickles, soft Sky Ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig, corner punch
Techniques: 3D, Stamp, punch and separate, 2stamp stamping  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Jaylen's 6th Birthday Card

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE 480 - Stamp the Senitment over the image, CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE 271- Casing Arizona Maine, and MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE 344.
I have been MIA since mid November and to explain ALL that has gone on would bore you to tears but today I was ready to stamp again. I choose to CASE Arizona's BIRTHDAY CANDLES. I wish I had that die cut now. WOW those candles are fabulous. To make mine I used the hershey kiss drop image from MFT How Sweet It Is set and stamped them in the SU ink colors then colored them in with coordinating copic colors using B14, V25, YG17, Y18, YR14, and R29. I stamped the sentiment over them in black then popped the tag up on dimensionals. I used pacific point ink to stamp the HB sentiment on the banner. I am not thrilled with the outcome but it is for my turning 6 yr old grandson. He will be happy to open it up and find a $20 bill in it then the card will get tossed aside, LOL. Gotta love kids today right.
Stamps: Birthday Greetings, So Many Sayings, How Sweet It Is, My Favorite Things
Paper: White, Birthday DP
Ink: Pacific Point, Pefect Plum, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Tag Punch, Corner Punch, Copics, Stickles
Techniques: Stamp The Sentiment over the image, Copic Coloring, Tags

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Season's Greetings 2013

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 453 - Always Baked Cherries wiith a Dessert option of Holiday Card, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 456 - Wreath Building, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 247 - Inspired by Music my music is "it's begining to look a lot like Christmas" that song is stuck in my head today. Everywhere you go all you see is Christmas decorations. I would just like to make it through Thanksgiving first. Oh well. It has been a while since I played along but could not resist this morning. Creative juices were flowing and why would I hold them back? LOL.
Hope you like it

Stamps: Season's Greetings - SU 
Paper: vanilla, always artichoke, baked brown sugar, cherry cobbler 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Ornament EF, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Cropadile punch, Stickles 
Techniques: dry embossing, Make a Wreath

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

All Natural Thank You

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 446 - Crazy Suede Starfruit, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 449 - Faux Whitewashing, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 240 - Pinterest Inspiration Photo, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 313.
How could I not put all of these together when they all fit so well. Thanks for setting it all up for me.
I had fun with this creation even if I may not have done the TLC right. Not sure if I did or not but I did finish it. My circles ended up WAY bigger than I needed but again Oh Well. It is what it is.
Hope you like it.

Stamps: All Natural 
Paper: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit 
Ink: Cajun Craze, Versa Mark 
Accessories: embossing powder, cuttlebug, victorian ef 
Techniques: Faux Whitewash

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Jimmy's Birthday

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 447 - Fill It Up. I used the small HB solid image and stamped in all 3 colors in today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 238 - Color Challenge (smokey slate grey, melon mambo, midnight muse. My layout is from today's MONDAY'S MOJO SKETCH CHALLENGE # 311.
I embossed the smokey slate circle using cuttlebugs Happy Birthday embossing folder then brushed the raised images with midnight muse ink.
I needed a birthday card this afternoon for our brother in law, the family is coming over for a fish supper. Hope he likes it.

Stamps: It's Your Day 
Paper: white, smokey slate, midnight muse 
Ink: Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday EF, Fiskars Birthday Candle border 
Techniques: Fill It Up, Dry Embossing

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Loads of Love for Michele

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 441 - Navy Cajun Sky, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 444 - Stamping on DP, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 235 - Going on a Road Trip and for my layout I used Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 308.
We just got home from a couple of road trips. My 1st real week vacation in probably 3 yrs that ranged from Fernadina Beach FL to Chattanooga, TN. Whoo hoo, I had to get back to work so I could get some rest. LOL.
I stamped the LOADS OF LOVE sentiment in cajun craze and night of navy on my road map dp then on my popped up focal image in cajun craze also. I stamped the images in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics. Yep I dusted them bad boys off and used them. I was afraid I had forgotten how to use them it has been so long.
Anyway let's go to work and make some money so we can go on another road trip. 
Stamps: Loads of Fun - SU 
Paper: white, road map dp 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, night of navy, cajun craze, soft sky 
Accessories: ribbon, copics, dimensionals, stickles 
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A CASE of Sunflowers

 This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 439 - Old Melon Daffodils\, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 442 - External Frame Internal Greeting I did add a short sentiment on the top of the outside, eeek but the rest of it is on the inside; and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 233 - CASE of a CAS - hskelly. I love Harriett and have served on several dt's along with her. She is a fabulous person and crafter to boot. I CASED Harriett's lovely DTGD SUNFLOWER. Hope I did it justice.
I have been in a mood lately and NOT much in the stampin' mood I am afraid to say. Things are just a little crazy around here but I had to play today. Love the colors.
I used white cs for my base inside front framed with old olive and inside back trimmed with daffodil delight. I stamped using this gorgeous 2 step stamp set from way back and did not even have to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. Yeah!
I added stickles to the center and leaves and embossed the bottom from with Sizzix Script EF.
Hope you like it and hope I get time tonight to show some love to everyone else playing along.

Stamps: Summer Sunflower, Short & Sweet - SU 
Paper: white, old olive, daffodil delight 
Ink: old olive, melon mambo, daffodil delight 
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 1, Sizzix Script EF, Stickles 
Techniques: dry embossing, 2 step stamping, Framing

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Floating Along with Reflections

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 436 - Bashful Marina Corals, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 439 - Reflective Stamping, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 230 - Pinterest Inspiration and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 301. Playing catch up with some challenges. I used a set from Marks Finest Papers that I received as a design team member and stamped on white then on acetate for the reflective stamping, I colored with copics then matted on calypso coral cs. I stamped the single swan facing the one in the landscaped image to get their necks close enough together to make a heart for the inspirational pic. My sentiments are stamped in marina mist and calypso coral and I tied some calypso coral ribbon around the marina mist cs at the bottom.
Hope you like it and now let's go earn some money.
Stamps: Floating Along - MFP 
Paper: white, calypso coral, marina mist 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, calypso coral, marina mist 
Accessories: copics, ribbon, acetate 
Techniques: reflective stamping, copic coloring, mirrow imaging

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lovely Tissue Stamped Christmas Tree

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 434 - Christmas Cake Green, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 437 - Tissue Stamping and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 228 - Technique Challenge (Masking on a Single Layer)
I used Nestie's Label 4 for my Mask to ink the inside with crumb cake and to stamp the tree which was inked in gumball green. I used reverse mask to stamp the sentiment from All Year Cheer I inked with cherry cobbler ink. I used some Christmas Red Stickles to create ornaments on the tree.
Hope you like it, now off to work I go.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Year Cheer I - SU 
Paper: vanilla 
Ink: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, gumball green 
Accessories: tissues, Nesties Label 4, Christmas Red Stickles 
Techniques: Masking, Reverse Masking, Tissue Stamping

Monday, July 8, 2013

HIs Tissue Stamped Masked Child

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 437 - Tissue Stamping and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 228 - Technique Challenge (Masking).
I used 3 shades of pink for my card and Nesties Label 4 for my masking. I hope I did the TLC right. I am finding myself without inspiration lately which I why I have not been in the galleries. I hope my mojo has not left me for good. If it has you can look for some really good sales. I have a room full of stamping stuff.
Stamps: His Child - SNS
Paper: white
Ink: pretty in pink, rich regal, melon mambo
Accessories: tissues, Nesties Label 4
Techniques: Masking, Reverse Masking, Tissue Stamping

Monday, July 1, 2013

So Many July 4th Sayings

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 436 - Twisted Traditions 2 where we were to make a non-traditional card using traditional holiday colors. I chose some dp from DCWV "Summer Combo Stack" I have had for eons. I paper pieced the swim suit with one piece and the hat with another then punched a flower out of the swim suit piece and popped it up on dimensionals.
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 239 - Theme "Summer Fun" and the beach is what I consider Summer Fun and I am sooo ready to hit it again but for now it is off to work I go.

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bathing Beauties 
Paper: white, DCWV - Summer Combo Stack 
Ink: momento tuxedo Black, real red 
Accessories: flower punch, ribbon, dimensional, glue 
Techniques: paper piecing, 3D, Non-Traditional Holiday Colors

Cat on a Paper Pieced Dress

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 432 - Smoky Curry Cabanna. I do not yet have the new in-colors so I found some dp that I am hoping is close to the colors, if not somebody post my bail as I have to work so I can buy these new colors. LOL.
This is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 435 - Angled Background.
I used an image from Stamps Away called "Cat on a dress" that I have always adored. I colored her and the cat with copics and paper pieced the dress. 
Hope you like it now off to work I go.

Stamps: Cat on a dress - Stamps Away 
Paper: white, MME - Home dp 
Ink: black 
Accessories: copics 
Techniques: paper piecing

Monday, June 24, 2013

Please Be Seated with Angles

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 435 - Angled Background and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 226 - Pinterest Inspiration
I stamped my focal image in basic black on vanilla then colored with copics. The sofa is actually NOT the same color as that 1st pillow. I colored the pillows to match the colors of the chairs in the inspiration photo.
I made this for my dh who has been faced with some difficulties in life and soared well above the challenges with flying colors. I am so proud of him. I hope he likes it.
RECIPE:Stamps: Please Be Seated - SU
Paper: vanilla, real red, marina mist, DCWV dp
Ink: basic black
Accessories: copics
Techniques: copic coloring, angled background

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Popped up Sending Love and Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 430 - Deightlful Olive Pears with a dessert option of flowers.
I used a Stampin Up set called Love & Sympathy, I used SU Markers to ink the stems in old olive and pear pizzazz then the flower in daffodil delight, huffed and stamped on white. I stamped the "sending" portion of the sentiment in daffodil delight on the white panel then the remainder of the sentiment on white and cut into an oval shape then popped it up on dimensionals for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 433 - Pop Up Part of the Sentiment. I embossed the focal panel with Sizzix Square Lattice EF and matted this on Pear Pizzazz cs.
Hope you like it and now I am off to work.

Stamps: Love & Sympathy
Paper: white, pear pizzazz
Ink: daffodil delight, old olive, pear pizzazz
Accessories: dimensionals, Sizzix Square Lattice EF, cuttlebug
Techniques: huffing, 3D, dry embossing

Monday, June 10, 2013

Popped Up "T"hank You

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 433 - Pop up part of sentiment and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 239 - Color Challenge (Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, White). I found this gorgeouse piece of dp on the top of a "no-name" stack and used it. I stamped the sentiment in pear pizzazz then in melon mambo and cut the "T" out of the melon mambo stamping then popped it up on dimensionals. Hope you have a beautimous Monday.
Stamps: Illuminations

Paper: white, dp?
Ink: melon mambo, pear pizzazz
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, oval and oval scallop punches

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Warmest Thank You

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 429 - Soft Pink Sand with a dessert of butterflies. I love these soft summer colors and butterflies so how could I not play along today.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 296
I used some dp from Basic Gray's Hopscotch stack thinking it was very close until I looked at the pic. Sorry. Oh Well gotta go to work and no time for do-over.
I used circle punches and my faux brads are done with my crop-a-dile.

Stamps: Warmest Regards 
Paper: white, soft sky, pink pirouette, sahara sand, BG Hopscotch 
Ink: soft sky, pink pirouette, sahara sand 
Accessories: dimensionals, crop-a-dile, MS butterfly punches 
Techniques: doodling, 3D faux brad

Monday, June 3, 2013

Paper Pierced Father's Day

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 432 - 1-2-3-Pop where we were to use 2 neurtrals and one color to pop out at you, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 223 - Tool Time where we were to use our paper piercer and my layout is from last Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 295.
I used Stampin' Up's DAD'S DAY stamp image for the center diamond stamped in cherry cobbler and the punched out Star. My base is white and I used Sahara Sand and Basic Gray cs. I paper pierced the sahara sand panel. I had to free hand wrote my sentiment as I did not have one that fit my needs. 
Hope you like it, sorry I have been MIA. Hoipe to get back into the swing this week.
Stamps: Dad's Day
Paper: white, sahara sand, basic gray, cherry cobbler
Ink: cherry cobbler
Accessories: dimensionals, paper piercing tools
Techniques: paper piercing

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bokeh Beachy Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 426 - Certainly Bermuda Roses with a dessert option of words of encouragement. What lovely colors and who wouldn't like to be lifted up. I try NOT to make dark and gloomy colored sympathy cards. I will have this ready for one of my beach lovin friends if the time comes.
This is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 429 - Bokeh Effect. Hope I did it right.
My layout is from Saturday's SWEET STOP SKETCHES # 210.
I used some dp from The Paper Studio "a day at the Beach" stack and matted on regal rose and bermuda bay cs then tied some ribbon on the bermuda bay strip.
I stamped the image in regal rose and certainly celery inks then sponged. The sentiment is stamped in bermuda bay ink.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Close as a Memory 
Paper: white, bermuda bay, regal rose, TPS a day at the Beach dp 
Ink: bermuda bay, certainly celery, regal rose 
Accessories: ribbon, sponges 
Techniques: bokeh effect, sponging, stamping off, masking

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

His Child

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 435 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 425 - Basically Brides Pirouettes. This is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 428 - Happy Birthday Joan where I CASED her TAKE FLIGHT changing the colors, layout and theme. I love silhouettes and especially of little girls at play.
I used a brand new to me set from Sweet N Sassy stamps called "His Child". I stamped the image in basic gray and the sentiment in Pretty in Pink (needed a darker pink that would show up) then matted on basic gray cs. My dp is from My Minds Eye stack "Everyday Tango". One piece is matted on pink pirouette and the other on blushing bride. My base is white and I embossed the basic gray piece with Sizzix "Bricked" embossing folder.
Now let's go to work and earn some money for more stamps and supplies. LOL
Stamps: His Child - SNS
Paper: white, basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, MME Everyday Tango
Ink: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: dimensionals, brads, Sizzix EF Bricked
Techniques: dry embossing, 3D

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Wild Rose for Mother's Day

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 428 - Happy Birthday Joan where we were to go back through the TLC list and do one hosted by Joan and/or CASE a card from her gallery. I did both by choosing this TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 412 - Let the Paper Inside Showand by CASEing her sample of OWL YOU NEED IS LOVE. I let the inside dp show by leaving the hole open and edging the side with a Fiskars border punch. 
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 219 - CAS Featured Player - Bon2stamp. I CASED her YELLOW DELIGHT changing from a daisy to a rose, changing the colors and leaving off the nestie dies.
My color combo is from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 424 - Prim White Corals. I stamped the solid image of the rose after stamping off using Cameo Coral ink on white then stamped the 2nd image in Primrose petals. My sentiment is from "All Holiday's" and is stamped in primrose petals.
Now off to work we go. Have a fabulous Monday.

Stamps: All Holiday's, Wild Rose
Paper: white, cameo coral, My Minds Eye "It's My Party", glorious green
Ink: primrose petal, cameo coral
Accessories: dimensionals, circle template, MS Fern Punch,
Techniques: Let the inside show, CAS

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

All Year Cheer Mother's Day

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 424 - Prim White Coral. No lacey dessert for me today.
My cameo coral panel with the chevrons is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENG E# 427 - Make Your Own Chevrons. I used white cs for my chevrons. My dp is from My Minds Eye - It's My Party stack and both are matted on primrose petal cs.
My layout is from Mondays' MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 291.
My sentiment is from All Year Cheer II and is stamped in primrose petal on white and matted on primrose petal.
Early day at work, gotta go, happy Tuesday everyone.

Stamps: All Year Cheer II 
Paper: white, primrose petal, cameo coral 
Ink: primrose petal Accessories: dimensionals, circle punch, scallop circle punch, score pal 
Techniques: 3D,Chevron Strips, Mother's Day

Monday, April 29, 2013

Colors of Sunset with Love and Sympathy

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 427 - Make Your Own Chevrons these are easy peasy, I used the tutorial from SCS for CHEVRON STRIPS provided.
I used last weeks COLOR CHALLENGE # 423 - Quite A River Breeze for my color combo to go with today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 218 - Inspired Quote because the baja breeze is like the blue sky and the Not Quite Navy is the deepest sky color after a sunset. My layout is from last Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 432.
I used the same stamp set, dp, punches and design for the focal panel as I never have enough masculine sympathy cards.
Hope you like it, now off to work I go.
Stamps: Love & Sympathy
Paper: vanille, river rock, baja breeze, not quite navy, BG OIiver dp
Ink: not quite navy, baja breeze
Accessories: dimensionals, circle punch, scallop circle punch, score pal
Techniques: 3D, CAS, Sympathy, Chevron Strips, Masculine