TFL

Thanks for visiting my Blog and please feel free to make comments. They are helpful and very much appreciated.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thoughts of Father

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 282 - Wild Wings. I saw this gorgeous TRUCK & FARM CANVAS ART on the home page and instantly knew what I wanted to do. I have not used this image in a while so it was time.
This is also for Friday's QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 58 - jdmommy finding inspiration from her SEEING NEW YORK CITY love that vintage vehicle.
On Friday we also were challenged and I had to rise to it for the FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 62 - Ogres Have Layers well Shrek is the only ogre I know and he is green so why not. LOL. I used double layers on my main panel, Layered over my base with dp and ribbon and layered my 2 buttons.
Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 320 - Boy, Oh Boy was perfect for this image and for Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 320 - Certainly Bashful Breezes.
I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 330 for my layout which was flipped from the original.
I cut my focal panel and layer from Nesties Label 17 then with the white still in the die I stamped my image for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 322 - Stampin' In The Die. I heat embossed the windshield three times then cracked it.
Whey, that's what happens when I miss out on a challenge I bundle them ALL up to play catch up. LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Thoughts of Father - SU
Paper: white, baja breeze, certainly celery, dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: buttons, ribbon, dimensionals, ultra thick embossing powder, copics
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, cracked glass

Thursday, April 28, 2011

SNS Day 4 Sneak Peek - Let Go, Let God

Today is Day 4 of "Sweet Peeks"  from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. Today's focal set is "Let Go, Let God".  I love these sentiments that are in this set.  They are perfect for the outside or inside of a card and so comforting. 
I stamped the sentiment in Espresso ink then stamped the lighthouse image from "Shining Light" after stamping off.  I distressed the edges of the nestie with close to cocoa marker after cutting and embossing with Nesties Label 11.  I added a little yellow to look like a glow of light from the lighthouse image.
My  dp is from "Inspirations" and it is matted on River Rock for my card base. I tied ribbon around and in a bow.  Hope you like it.
Now visit the Sweet N Sassy Blog site to see the rest of the samples made using this set

Unfrogetable Birthday Boy

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 320 - BOY, Oh Boy.
I used Wednesday's [color=black]SKETCH CHALLENGE # 330 for my layout and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 320 - Certainly Bashful Breezes for my color combo.
I have not used this darling set in so long. It was good to dust it off and play with it again.
We have a grandson "Jaylen" who will be turning 3 next month and I think he will get a kick out of the google eyes on this.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Unfrogetable - SU
Paper: white, bashful blue, bashful blue dp, baja breeze
Ink: bashful blue, baja breeze
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, ribbon, buttons
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, copic coloring

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ava & Cookies Gifts in Pink & Yellow

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 330. LOVE this sketch today Rox.
This is also for Tuesday's CRAZY 4 COCOA CHALLENGE # 22 - Pink & Yellow; and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 116 - Artist Rule of 3's. I have 3 buttons and 3 main panels and 3 different colors of cs.
I used Gimp to manipulate 2 digital images from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS - Digital Line called "Ava's Gift" and "Cookies Gift". I absolutely love how this turned out and hope you do too.
I colored my images with copics and cut cookie in the "out of the box" style. Now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Ava's Gift, Cookie's Gift - SNSS
Paper: white, yellow, pink, dp?
Accessories: copics, ribbon, dimensionals, buttons
Techniques: out of the box, 3D

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SNS Day 2 Sneak Peek - Shining Light

Today is Day 2 of sneak peeks from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. Today's focal set is "Shining Light".   I love this fabulous Lighthouse image and the sentiments that are included in the set are fabulous. 
I have not done a "faux burnt edging" card in quite some time so I thought I would on this one.  We did this a long time ago on Splitcoast and I can not find the technique now but I think I remembered it. Tear the edges of your paper and begin sponging with creamy caramel far away and to the edge of the paper, follow with close to cocoa not going all the way in to the creamy caramel, follow that with chocholate chip and then black.
I hope that was right. Anyway that is how I made this one.  I stamped on vanilla then tore and sponged as above.  I stamped the sentiment in Espresso ink then distressed the edges of the card base with espresso ink pad.  I tied brown ribbon and added some red as well.  My image was colored with copics.
Now visit the Sweet N Sassy Blog site to see the rest of the samples made using this set.

Bearded Iris In The Die

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 320 - Certainly Bashhful Breezes.
My layout is from MOJO MONDAY # 188.
I stamped the large flower image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink while still in the circle die for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 322 - Stampin' In The Die.
I colored with coordinating copics then added some stickles and popped the image with the scalloped matt in baja breeze on dimensionals.
The stamp set "Bearded Iris" is from MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday, now off to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Bearded Iris - MFP
Paper: white, baja breeze, bashful blue, certainly celery, BG Marjolaine dp
Ink: baja breeze, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: ribbon, stickles, copics, Nestie Circle & Scalloped Circles
Techniques: Stampin' In The Die, Dry embossing, copic coloring, 3D

Monday, April 25, 2011

So Very Sorry Sympathy

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 322 - Stampin In The Die. Fun one Joan. I used Nesties Label Eleven and Morning Star background stamp "Amazing Grace". I have had a surge of need for sympathy cards lately and needed to restock.
I used today's LIZZIE ANN DESIGNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE # 162 for my layout.
I have used Three Little Words stamp set from Stampin' Up and have 3 panels for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 116 - Artist Rule of 3's.
I love this gold shiny paper and use it whenever I can. My 2nd panel is early espresso cs embossed with Sizzix Sheet Music embossing folder. Hope you like it. Now off to work
RECIPE:
Stamps: Three Little Words - SU, Amazing Grace - Morning Star
Paper: vanilla, espresso, gold
Ink: Espresso
Accessories: Nestie Label 11, Oval punches, ribbon, Sheet Musix EF
Techniques: Stampin' In The Die, Dry embossing

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

I went to church Sunday with Shannon and her family.  So ddi Michele and Jaylen.  Makayla was at her daddys so we missed her and Jessie had to work and we missed him to.  Had  a great service and then lunch with Chele and Jaylen.  Got a couple of free hours before work called again this weekend.  Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter.

Me and my girls. 
My babies all grown up into women with babies of their own.

Three Little Words of Sympathy

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE # 220 - Fresh'nsassy.
I was inspired by the butterflies on Shelly's BUTTERFLY BIRTHDAY.
I changed the colors, layout and theme and left off the button centers.
I used Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 319 - Ovals in the place of the circles on Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 329 for my layout.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 319 - Concord Ivory Cakes.
I made two using the exact same supplies but one is portrait and one landscape layout for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 321 - Same But Different.
My sentiment is from my new fav Stampin Up set Three Little words. My butterfly was punch using a Martha Stewart punch and my ovals are small and large oval punches from stampin up. The ribbon sliders are some I have had for eons and now finally using them. Happy Easter everyone.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Three Little Words - SU
Paper: vanilla, crumb cake, concord crush, Inspiration dp
Ink: crumb cake
Accessories: oval punches, MS Butterfly punch, ribbon, oval ribbon slider
Techniques: Same but Different

Friday, April 22, 2011

In My Mother's Garden with Bearded Iris'

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 61 - Orange and today's QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 57 - Benzi. Brenda is such a sweetie and it was a pleasure to honor her today. I am CASEing her SPRING JOY SPRAY OF FLOWERS. I changed the image, colors and left off the ribbon and dry embossing.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 319 - Concord Ivory Cakes.
My images are from a set called "In My Mother's Garden" and my sentiment is from "Bearded Iris" both sets are from MARKS FINEST PAPER.
RECIPE:
Stamps: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris - MFP
Paper: vanilla, concord crush, crumb cake, MME ddp
Ink: concord crush, momento tuxedo black
Accessories: Fiskars border punch, Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Welcome Baby

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 319 - Ovals.
I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 329 for my layout.
I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 319 - Concord Ivory Cakes for my color combo.
I used a new stamp set from MARKS FINEST PAPERS called OH BABY, IT'S A GIRL. I stamped the safety pins in concord crush on the vanilla panel. I "TRIED" to color the plastic safety pins mounted on vanilla punched ovals. NOTE TO SELF- Copics do not color plastic very well. LOL.
I also used an oval ribbon slider from my stash of embellies that never get used. Yeah!
Now off to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Oh Boy, It's A Girl - MFP
Paper: vanilla, concord crush, crumb cake, MMEdp
Ink: concord crush
Accessories: copics, safety pin, oval punch, oval ribbon slider, dimensionals, ribbon

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cocoa's Popcorn for Shannon

I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 319 - Concord Ivory Cakes for my color combo and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 115 - Sketch Inspired for my layout since today's SC is not up yet. I hope all is OK with Roxie.
I used a just released digi from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS for my focal image of Cocoa with a bag of popcorn. My oldest daughter really really LOVES popcorn so I will give this to her just to remind her no matter how old you get your mama still thinks about your good will and safety.
I distressed the vanilla base with Crumb cake ink pad then colored the image with copics. I cut some popcorn kernels from my stash of Quickutz and popped them up with the focal panel popped up as well. I dry embossed the concord crush panel with Argyl embossing folder. My sentiment is from Three Little Words from Stampin Up and is stamped in concord crush ink.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Three Little Words - SU, Cocoa's Popcorn - SNS digi line
Paper: vanilla, concord crush, crumb cake
Ink: concord crush, crumb cake
Accessories: corner punch, ribbon, Quickutz Popcorn, Cuttlebug, Argyl EF, dimensionals
Techniques: Out of the box, dry embossing, 3d

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Viola for Michele

I used the inspirational sketch from Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 115 for my layout.
My base and focal panel are vanilla. My focal panel is matted with concord crush and my crumb cake panel that is embossed with SU Square Lattice EF is seamed with concord crush ribbon. I doodled around the top vanilla base and stamped the sentiment in concord crush. I will be giving this to my daughter Michele who has lately become fascinated by the "fat chef" pictures and figures.
Hope she likes it and hope you like it too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Viola & Viola To Go - SU
Paper: vanilla, concord crush, crumb cake
Ink: momento tuxedo black, concord crush
Accessories: Square Lattice EF, ribbon, Copics
Techniques: dry emboss, 3d, out of the box

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wait On The Lord

Today's SCS  TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 321 - Same But Different was too hard to pass up.  I just made the card on the left late Sunday for today's post on my blog and sealed the envie and dropped in the mail. When I looked at today's challenge I had to pull up my picture and make another one. I like how the 1st one turned out but after loading it thought better of some of my placements but did not have time to start over so today I got to start over. I still had some dp left over and pleant of primas and off to my cave I went.
I changed the placemnt of my flourshes and leaves this time more around the primas. I airburshed both the pink and yellow prima and topped them off with a solid white closed together by a yellow brad this time. Much softer effect I think than the copic colored yellow prima on the left. I used the same Nesties, sentiment and copic coloring around the Nestie for both.
This is also for Friday's QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 56 - Mrs.Boz. I chose her BEAUTIFUL CARD HERE to CASE. I changed the flower type and used dp but kept the basic layout.
I used last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 319 - So Pretty Pizzazz.
My focal sentiment is from a set called "Wait On The Lord" from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS that I just bought and could not wait to get it dirty. I love using sentiments for focal panel but I also love long sentiments suchh as this for using on the inside. I have almost nothing for inside of a card. Now another early and late day at work ahead of me so off I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wait On The Lord, SNSS
Paper: whtie, pretty in pink, pear pizzazz, so saffron, MME
Ink: so saffron
Accessories: Nesties label 9, Quickutz Flourish, Fiskars Leaf, Martha Stewart Fern punch, Primas, ABS, copics
Techniques: ABS, 3D, Same but Different

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Oh Boy, It's A Girl

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE # 219 - Coffeestamper. I chose to CASE her BABY MAKES THREE. I changed the colors and layout and left off the dry embossing.
I used a Square card base (4x4), Large Oval Scallop Nesties for my focal panel and 2 circle punches for my sentiment and matt all for Thursday's STAMPIN' B'S CHALLENGE # 106 - Recipe Square, Oval and Circle.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 318 - So Pretty Pizzazz.
I used Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 114 - Inspiration photos of those darling baby bibs for my inspiration.
The stamp set I used was just released this week from MARKS FINEST PAPERS and it is called "Oh Boy, It's A Girl". It is such a darling baby set. The charm is also from MFP store. Hope you like it, now off to church I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Oh Boy It's A Girl - MFP
Paper: white, Tickled Pink dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: copics, ribbon, charm
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sweet N Sassy Birthday Blog Hop

Oh it's blog hop time for Sweet N Sassy Stamps and this month we are hoppy with joy to celebrate birthdays.   Now make sure to go on over to the Sweet N Sassy Birthday Blog Hop and hop on around for more Birthday fun but first check out what I made.
I love the red Fireengine truck and red card shaped cakes. Those are sooo kewl.
I also made this for this months blog hop with SWEET N SASSY STAMPS BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP. For this fun filled big red top birthday creation I used 3 brand new sets just released from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS called "The Big Top", "Circus Fun", and "Baby Circus". This was so fun to make . I used a white card base then stamped all images in black, colored with copics then cut and popped everything up on various dimensional levels. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: The Big Top, Circus Fun, Baby Circus - SNS
Paper: white
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: dimensionals
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Friday, April 15, 2011

MFP April Blog Hop Day 4 - Garden Fairies

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

Today is the last day of this month's blog hop and we are spotlighting: Garden Fairies:


Neva <= you are here
Silvia <= go here next


Here is my creation using this fabulous set:
I will be filling this with flower seed packets to give to some lucky someone.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MFP April Blog Hop Day 3 In My Mother's Garden

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

Today is Day 3 and the spotlight is on - In My Mother's Garden:


Neva <= you are here
Silvia <= go here next

Here is mine:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MFP April Blog Hop Day 2: Oh Boy, It's A Girl

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

Today's spotlight is on: Oh Boy, It's a Girl!


I am not in today's hop but here is what I made using this precious baby set::

The cotton filled container is a pringles can (after the chips were eated and it was cleaned I covered it with some dp.  I stamped the safety pin twice, colored and cut them out to pop up on the container and matching gift card.


I made this today for the SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE.

Hope you like them.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MFP April Blog Hop Day 1 - Bearded Iris

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

Today's spotlight is on - Bearded Iris:


Neva <= you are here
Silvia <= go here next

Here is what I came up with:
and this:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh Boy It's A Sneak Peek

This is also for Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER # 218 - Bspinks. I chose to CASE Becky's SILHOUETTES ON THE WALL. I changed the orientation of the card, the theme and left off the ribbon.
For my focal image I used a soon to be released set called "Oh Boy, It's A Girl" from MARKS FINEST PAPERS. I stamped the image in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics. I matted on a light blue cs that was distressed with my baja breeze ink pad then stamped the sentiment under the popped up focal image. I just love this baby set and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Oh Boy It's A Girl - MFP
Paper: white, blue
Ink: Momento tuxedo black, baja breeze
Accessories: dimensionals
Techniques: CAS, 3D

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Garden Fairy Totally Tote Bag

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 218 - BSpinks. Congrats to you Beverly. I love your CAS gallery and really love your CHOCOLATE CHIP BUTTERFLY]. I changed the colors, left off the flower, and made a treat bag instead of card.
This is also for Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 279 - Cox & Cox. I had already saved this BUTTERFLY RUBBER STAMPS PICTURE.
I trimmed my sentiment using one of my very neglected decorative scissors (Victorian, I think?) that I just had to have years ago for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 317 - Decorative Scissors.
I used Tuesday''s COLOR CHALLENGE # 317 - Breezy Parade of Pears.
This is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 318 - Totally Totebags that I never got around to doing but wanted to.
My stamp set used for this is called "GARDEN FAIRIES and will be available next week from MARKS FINEST PAPERS. I used white for my base and layered it with some MME dp. I adhered with red line tap so I could use some faux brads. My bag is held together with hodge podge hardware (also hoarding). Happy Sunday all.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Garden Fairies - MFP
Paper: whtie, MME dp
Ink: baja breeze, poppy parade, pear pizzazz
Accessories: copics, stickles, template, decorative scissors, hodge podge hardware, hole punchers, dimensionals
Techniques: faux brads, totally tote bag, sponging

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In Mother's Garden Sneak Peek

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 279 - Cox & Cox. I found this STRIPED SUN CANAPY full of inspiration when I remembered a brand new stack of Basic Grey dp called "LIFE OF THE PARTY" that I just got from Marks Finest Papers and could NOT wait to use it.
I stamped the image in versamark then heat embossedd with clear detail embossing powder for today's SPEEDY THE CAT'S FRIENDS CHALLENGE # 50 - Emboss Resist followed by some sponging of baja breeze, pear pizzazz and poppy parade inks.
My image is a sneak peek of a set due to be released next week from MARKS FINEST PAPERS called "In Mother's Garden" and the HB sentiment is also from a sneak peek from "Bearded Iris which was stamped in baja breeze.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 327 and my color combo from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 317 = Breezy Parade of Pears.
Hope you like it. Have a fabulous weekend.
RECIPE:
Stamps: In My Mother's Garden - MFP
Paper: white, poppy parade, BG - Life of the Party
Ink: Versamark, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Brick Wall EF, Clear Detail EP, sponges, Nesties Label 17, ribbon,
Techniques: Dry Embossed, Heat Embossed, Emboss Resist, Sponging. 3D

Friday, April 8, 2011

Embedded Poppies

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 59- Embedded Embossing.
This is also for today's QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 55 - Harriet. I chose her HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR BRIDGET CASE.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 327.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 317 - Breezy Parade of Pears.
I used a digital image from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS. I used copics to color my image and then cut the image and matt using Nesties Label 17. I punched the pear pizzazz panel using Martha Stewart Diamond Fence and matted it over a strip of MME dp. My CAS creation was then embossed with Stampin' Up's Lattice folder.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Poppies - SNSS
Paper: white, baja breeze, pear pizzazz, dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: Nesties Label 17, Cuttlebug, SU Lattic EF,
Techniques: Copic coloring, embossing, embedded embossing

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bearded Iris Sneak Peek

My dp is from Basic Gray's "Hello Lucious" and it is so lucious matted on pear pizzazz. My sentiment was stamped in baja breeze and matted on a layered oval punch in baja breeze. My focal image was stamped in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics and matted on poppy parade.
My baja breeze base appeared to be too plain even with the gems so I used my score blade to create some raised embossed lines.
The stamp set I used is called "BEARDED IRIS" and will be available next week from MARKS FINEST PAPERS.  The Sentiment is from "AFRICAN VELDT" also from Marks Finest Papers.

I am luvin how this turned out, the fact that I have internet and the knowledge that this is my Friday. Off tomorrow and in the boat we will go in search of those RedFish using some "gulp" bait that I talked about in Tuesday's upload. LOL. Here we go!
RECIPE:
Stamps: Bearded Iris, African Veldt - MFP
Paper: white, baja breeze, poppy parade, pear pizzazz, BG Hello Lucious
Ink: Momento tuxedo black, baja breeze
Accessories: gems, dimensionals, copics, stickles
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Grand Angler For All Year

OK so I appologize for the terrrible photo but I am addicted to the daily challenges and was NOT going to be outdone even with no internet.  I had to go to my blackberry at 5am to see the color challenge and then after I finished my project I had to take a picture using my blackberry so that I could send it to my email address and load from work. I have No internet since the area we live in suffered many down trees etc with 70 mile an hour winds. Our yard is a disaster itself. There are things in my yard that do NOT belong to me. eeek. We quickly cleaned out a space in the closet under the stairs keeping water, flashlight and cell phone at 3am. With NO sleep to speek of this is what I came up with for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 317 - Breezy Parade of Pears.
I just got a pack of embossing folders in this clear package and when I took the folders out I thought "Hum, that will make a good gift" so I went with it.
I used my brand new Grand Caliber and Grand Nesties Labels four with this paper studio dp. I cut the sentiment and matt out using Nesties Label Four and had to turn it on the side so that the sentiment would fit but I like how it turned out.
I stamped the fish in Momento tuxedo black then colored with copics to make it look like a "Red Fish" which is a poor mans Sail Fish trophy. we love catching these hard fighting bottom hugging line brearkers. LOL
My hubby is having pure fits because trout season has been open since Mar 1st and he has not even been able to go due to weather, previous engangements, etc.
I will fill this with Gulp and give it to him for Father's Day. He will LOVE the gulp and I hope he will love the package as well.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Angler, All Year Cheer II - SU
Paper: red, TPS dp, white
Ink: Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Nestie Label 4, Grand Nesties Label 4, Dimensionals, sponges
Techniques: sponging, die cuts, 3d

ETA:  I came home and have internet so I edited my photo I took with my regular camera and am loading it. Such a better view.

Happy Birthday Korin

Today is Korin's Birthday and we are hopping with joy so join in with us. This is also for today's Cocoa Challenge - Birthday Theme. If you did not start at Sweet N Sassy Stamps Blog site please click on the link below and follow the list:
Sweet N Sassy stamps blog 
Janette Olen
Tammy Maynard
Sandy Domelle
Kim Schofield
Monika Davis
Carol Longacre
Jessica Fick
Julie Smith
Ceal Pritchett
Lorie Ames
Taylor Usry
Jessica Stockmeyer
Melissa Craig
Amber Hillman
Stephanie Serrano
Neva McMullen <= You are Here
Joni Mastronardi <= Go here Next
Mary Faus

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hope Happens

This is for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 113 - Color Challenge (soft aqua, soft yellow & white). I used Sunday's ]LIZZIE ANN DESIGNS SKECH CHALLENGE # 159. I stamped the sentiment in baja breeze then sponged with soft saffron. Off to work. Have a great day all. RECIPE: Stamps: Hope Happens Paper: white, MME dp Ink: so saffron, baja breeze Accessories: button, primas, Nesties Long Rectangles, sponges Techniques: sponging, 3D,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fishy Friends at Home

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE # 217 - D&I93 AKA Irene. So happy to be CASEing Irene's gallery. And so while I was browsing and choosing the perfect CASE option from Irene's gorgeous gallery I choose her TREASURE FISHING. While in her gallery however I discovered that my dear friend Lois was QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 54 - Clownmom, didn't know that so I had to include it by CASEing her UNDER THE SEA WITH JILL. Now all of this undersea adventure gazing inspired me to do Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 278 getting my inspiration from this SEA LIFE HOOK RUG. Since fish and sealife LIVE under the water this is also for Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 58 - HOME SWEET HOME. I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 316 - Misty Celery Breeze. I cut along the edge for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 318 - Follow The Edge. I used the fish and seahorse from "Fishy friends", the sentiment from "Crab & Co", and the kite tail from "On the Beach" Whey, I think that is all for today. Happy Sunday all.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Fishy Friends, Crab & Co, On The Beach - SU
Paper: white, marina mist, baja breeze
Ink: baja breeze, marina mist, certainly celery, black
Accessories: cuttlebug, tiny bubbles EF, stickles, copics, Air Brush System
Techniques: Follow the Edge, Copic Coloring, Dry Embossing, Air Brushing

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sweet N Sassy New Release & New DT Members

Today is Friday and the 1st of the month and that means it is also time for new stamp sets from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS. This month Korin has released 8 darling stamp steps that range from cutesy to so gorgeous. I have used 2 of the 8 for this darling card. Circus Fun and The Big Top Also for this fun card I used Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 316 - Flower Frenzy and Monday's fun TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 318 - Follow The Edge. I trimmed the white base, red panel, blue panel and focal panel with my scissors. I stamped the sentiment on the outside in marina mist and black on the inside. I stamped the focal image in black on white, on the red dp that is on the inside, and on a piece of orange dp in the same stack. I cut the collar, flowers, hat, and outfit out and paper pieced them on the white focal panel. I used copics to do some coloring as well. I love how this turned out and hope you do too. Now go on over to the SWEET N SASSY STAMPS STORE and check out the other 6 sets then just go on and go shoppin'. You know you want to. Also hop on over to the SNS Blog and check out the new DT Members (I am one of them, whooppee). Happy Friday and have a fabulous weekend. RECIPE: Stamps: The Big Top, Circus Fun - SNS Paper: White, ruby red, Animal Cracker dp Accessories: copics Technique: Follow the edge, copic coloring, paper piecing

Welcome Home

I woke up at 3am this morning thinking that I was retiring today to a life of beach, and luxury and then I realized it was April 1st. LOL. This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 58 - Home Sweet Home which made me remember this beautifully designed stamp set from MARKS FINEST PAPERS called "Welcome Home". My husband and I both adore lighthouses and would love to move near one when we retire. I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 326 for my layout and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 316 - Misty Celery Breeze. Can you tell how very much I love blue and all shades of it. I love this color combo. WOW. I used some sheer turquoise ribbon and tied a lighthouse charm on it that I also got from Marks Finest Papers. My dp is from My Minds Eye "It's My Party" stack. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Welcome Home - MFP
Paper: white, marina mist, baja breeze, certainly celery, MME dp Ink: black
Accessories: copics, ribbon, charm
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D