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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SNS Blog Hop Day 6 Patriotic Cocoa

Well today is the last day of Sweet N Sassy's June Release Blog Hop and today's focus set is called PATRIOTIC COCOA.  Seems that this little cocoa is showing up and around everywhere. LOL.  Come on and get in on the Cocoa Madness.  Check out the SWEET N SASSY BLOG and the SWEET N SASSY CONNECTION for some sweet peaks of this set just to tease your interest a bit.
Now check out the other DT Members at the SWEET N SASSY BLOG where you can then hop over to the other DT Members blogs for details on their creations.

Sneak Peek of Pansies,Pansies,Pansies

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 325 - Rich Pacific Delights. My layout is from CARP POSITIONING SYSTEM SKETCH CHALLENGE # 220.
My stamp set is due for release next week from MARKS FINEST PAPERS and it is called "PANSIES,PANSIES,PANSIES". I stamped in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics and matted on rich razzleberry after trimming the top corners on the focal panel and all corners on the matt.
I used some blue ribbon and topped it with a layered sentiment stamped in pacific point and matted on pacific point cs and popped up.
My dp is from DCWV called "CITRUS". I used my crop-a-dile to create 3 faux brads with pacific point cs and dimensionals.
Hope you like it, and now I am off to work, man it seems like Monday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Pansies, Pansies, Pansies - MFP
Paper: white, pacific point, rich razzleberry, DCWV dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black, pacific point
Accessories: copics, ribbon, stickles, corner punch
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, faux brads

Monday, May 30, 2011

SNS Blog Hop Day 5 Ocean Paradise

Well today is day 5 of Sweet N Sassy's June Release Blog Hop and today's focus set is called OCEAN PARADISE and I am one of the fortunate DT Members to have received this fabulous beach scenic set. Check out the SWEET N SASSY BLOG and the SWEET N SASSY CONNECTION for some sweet peaks of this set just to tease your interest a bit then hop on over to the SNS Divas for inspiration:
Here is what I made with it:

 I used some baja breeze cs for my card base and topped it off with a sheet from Echo Park - Splash which can also be found at SWEET N SASSY STAMPS STORE under Paper.
My layout is from today's SWEET STOP SKETCH CHALLENGE # 110
My image was stamped in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics, matted on baja breeze then popped up on dimensionals.

This is for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 121 - Folded & Scrunched Ribbon.
My layout is from today's MOJO MONDAY'S CHALLENGE # 193.
My girls grandfather passed away shortly after midnight Saturday morning so we had the funeral home Sunday night after we got back from a fishing R&R weekend and then funeral today so I am playing catch up since being gone along with the busy holiday weekend. This is also for Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER #225 - RosiGrld. I chose to CASE her ODBDSLC30 CARD.
I used an acrylic set that is due to be released Wednesday from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS called "OCEAN PARADISE". I cut and embossed my white cs using Nesties Label 12 then stamped the image while the nestie was still in place. I then used copics for coloring and added some stickles on the water lines and popped the focal image up on dimensionals. Hope you like it.
I hope you are enjoying the blog hop this month.
Now check out the other DT Members at the SWEET N SASSY BLOG where you can then hop over to the other DT Members blogs for details on their creations.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Fantastic Holiday Weekend Get A Way ending with a funeral

If you missed me over at SCS in the challenges it is because I shanghied my darling hubby Saturday morning and we headed to Keaton Beach with the boat for a day of fun and sun with some fishing as well.  We had a blast, went back to Perry and got a room, some fabulous dinner at Golden Coral right next door then a swim in the pool before heading to bed.  A fabulous breakfast this morning and a trip home to clean up the boat and the fish.
We are tired but still smiling.  Now we have to head for the funeral home tonight and then funeral tomorrow. My girls grandfather passed away just after midnight Saturday morning.

SNS Blog Hop Day 4 Happy Ocean Friends

Well today is day 4 of Sweet N Sassy's June Release Blog Hop and today's focus set is called HAPPY OCEAN FRIENDS.  What a cute set of ocean critters it has in it too.  Check out the SWEET N SASSY BLOG and the SWEET N SASSY CONNECTION for some sweet peaks of this set just to tease your interest a bit.
Now check out the other DT Members at the SWEET N SASSY BLOG where you can then hop over to the other DT Members blogs for details on their creations.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SNS Blog Hop Day 3 Beauty By The Sea

Well today is day 3 of Sweet N Sassy's June Release Blog Hop and today's focus set is called BEAUTY BY THE SEA.  Check out the SWEET N SASSY BLOG and the SWEET N SASSY CONNECTION for some sweet peaks of this set just to tease your interest a bit. From there you can then hop on over to the SNS Divas for a full view along with description and supply list.

American Made Side Steppin'

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 286 - Plates & Napkins, Where parties come to life finding my inspiration from these GRAND OLD FLAG BEVERAGE NAPKINS.
I also want to CASE this fabulous PATRIOTIC CREATION from this Friday's one and only QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 62 - Bailmac with a different version considering when I saw so many ideas ran through my cluttered head that I just could not get them to leave me alone.
This is also for Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 66 - Literally. My freebie on this one is the stacked stars that came to me in the mail on a stair stepper card with a slight twist - only half is stairred. So the Star and the template as well are freebies.
The stars are for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 324 - All Stars.
My stamp set is one released this month from MARKS FINEST PAPERS called "AMERICAN MADE". I love it and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: American Made - MFP
Paper: white, dp?, bashful blue, red, blue
Ink: bashful blue, soft suede, real red
Accessories: stars, copics
Techniques: Side Stair Step Fold, Stair Step Fold, copic coloring

Friday, May 27, 2011

SNS Blog Hop Day 2 Beach Bum Cocoa

Well today is day 2 of Sweet N Sassy's June Release Blog Hop and today's focus set is called BEACH BUM COCOA.  This set is just tooo stinkin' cute. I am lovin' me some cocoa.
Check out the SWEET N SASSY BLOG and the SWEET N SASSY CONNECTION for some sweet peaks of this set just to tease your interest a bit then hop on over to the SNS Divas for inspiration:

Here is what I came up with using this cute set:

My card base if baja breeze and the dp is Echo Park - Splash that can also be found at SWEET N SASSY STAMPS STORE. I cut and embossed my main panel with Nesties Label One, colored with copics then popped it up. My layout is from Saturday's SWEET STOP SKETCH CHALLENGE # 109.
and another one


This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 66 - Anything Goes.
This is also for today's QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 62 - Bailmac Pam is a sweetheart and it is an honor to CASE her PATRIOTIC CREATION for my 1st choice today. I will be CASEing her again.
I used today's SWEET N SASSY DIGI CHALLENGE # 4 - Red,White & Blue and for my layout I used Saturday's SWEET STOP SKETCH CHALLENGE # 109.
My image is a sneek peak of a set to be released June 1st from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS called "BEACH BUM COCOA". Isn't he just darling diggin' in the sand?

Now check out the other DT Members at the SWEET N SASSY BLOG where you can then hop over to the other DT Members blogs for details on their creations.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

SNS Blog Hop Day 1 Rose Blossom

Well today is the first day of Sweet N Sassy's June Release Blog Hop and today's focus set is called ROSE BLOSSOM.  This set is just fabulous, I love this rose and can not wait to get my hands on it.
Check out the SWEET N SASSY BLOG and the SWEET N SASSY CONNECTION for some sweet peaks of this set just to tease your interest a bit . From there you can then hop on over to the SNS Divas for a full view along with description and supply list.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tea Time Hidden Miss You Message

I stamped the tea pot image in black on white and perfect plum pattern paper then cut them both out. They are popped up on dimensionals and a brad at the top so that the top layer can slide away to reveal the hidden sentiment which is stamped in baja breeze.
I just bought this darling stamp set called "TEA TIME" from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Tea Time - SNS
Paper: white, perfect plum, perfect plum PP, soft suede
Ink: momento tuxedo black, baja breeze
Accessories: copics, ribbon, brad, dimensionals
Techniques: hidden message

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hidden Small Sayings

I used some dp that I have had for some time, sorry not sure where it came from and white card base. My sentiment was stamped in black on white after cutting, embossing, and sponging with crushed curry ink. I used my brand new Nesties Inverted Scallop Circles that a friend of mine picked up for me on her recent shopping trip. Thanks so much Gidget for thinking of me.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Small Sayings
Paper: white, dp?
Ink: momento tuxedo black, crushed curry
Accessories: ribbon, brad, Nestability Inverted Scallop Circles, Cuttlebug, dimensionals
Techniques: Hidden Messages, dry emboss, sponging, 3D

Friday, May 20, 2011

Big Boy Toy Trucks

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE - Opposites Attract. I used Red/Green.
As I was making this card the song "18 Wheeler" by Alabama kept running through my head so this is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 323 - Fine Tune. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 333.
I used my quickutz "Stop Sign" die cut to make the 3 buttons on the bottom panel for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 325 - Paper Buttons.
I used some Road Map dp, I punched the green panel with Martha Stewart's Grass Border punch. My base if red cs.
My focal image and sentiment are from a just released stamp set called "BIG BOY TOYS" from MARKS FINEST PAPER. I stamped the truck in momento tuxedo black and the sentiment in Lady Bug Red. I colored the image with copics and matted on red.
I just realized that my cyber friend Joanne is todays' QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 61 - sleepyinseatte. There was NO way I was letting this day go by without a tribute to her. I love the deep rich colors in this gorgeous CHRISTMAS TREE
RECIPE:
Stamps: Big Boy Toys - MFP
Paper: white, red, green, road map dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black, momento lady bug red
Accessories: MS Grass Border, Crop-a-dile, white jel pen
Techniques: paper button

Thursday, May 19, 2011

SNS Bullfrog Song

My mother used to sing me and my kids this song a lot.

"Bullfrog sittin' on a lily pad,
lookin' up in the sky
Lily pad broke and the frog fell in
got water all in his eyes,
Oh it aint'a gonna rain no more no more
it aint'a gonna rain no more,
how in the heck can I wash my neck
if it aint'a gonna rain no more. "

Oh the memories that brings back. Now in searching for inspiration from a blank head I went looking on cyber space. I knew this was the image I wanted to use but just could not put a song with it. I was APPAULED to see that in the top 100 billboard songs THREE songs had the "f" word in the title and 3 others were just either Hate or Vulgar. Dear God what has this world come to? Is this just common placity? How dissapointed OUR FATHER must be in his creations.
OK I am off the soapbox I just had to share that bc it truely broke my heart.
My image is from a digital set called "FENTON FORGOT" from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS DIGITAL.
My layout is from WEdnesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 333 and my color combo is Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 323 - Rich Vanilla Roses.
I hope you like it and really hope the receiver likes it since I really messed up and forgot her birthday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Fenton Forgot - SNS
Paper: vanilla, rich razzleberry, regal rose
Ink: rich razzleberry, river rock
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, ribbon, Nesties Label 12

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SNS Amazing Grace Sympathy

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 333. Too kewl that it is a 3 layer with 3 squares. Way to go Roxy.
For my color combo I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 323 - Rich Vanilla Roses.
My 3 squares at the bottom are wonky square Nestability Dies cut using Razzleberry Lemonade dp and made into buttons for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 325 - Paper Buttons.
My sentiment was stamped in rich razzleberry then sponged with regal rose. This sentiment is from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS acrylic set called "AMAZING GRACE". This will make a wonderful Sympathy or just Thinking of You card for a lady don't you think?
RECIPE:
Stamps: Amazing Grace - SNS
Paper: vanilla, rich razzleberry, regal rose, razzleberry lemonade dp
Ink: rich razzleberry, regal rose, certainly celery
Accessories: sponges, dimensionals, crystal effects, crochett lace, cuttlebug, Wonky Squares, crop-a-dile,
Techniques: paper button

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Warm Garden Regards

This for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 323 - Rich Vanilla Roses. I have also included Monday's TECHNQIUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 325 - Paper Buttons and CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 119 - Word Inspiration (Gift). One of our long time directors is retiring this year and this will be her card that will go with a gift. So jealous bc I wish I was at retirement age! My layout is from MOJO MONDAY # 191. I loved this clean design and just had to use it.
My focal image is Garden Silhouettes inked with certainly celery, regal rose, and rich razzleberry markers then huffed and stamped. I embossed this panel with Sizzix Square Lattice EF then matted on rich razzleberry. My popped up square panel is Razzleberry lemonade matted on regal rose with a vanilla paper made button tied with some regal rose 1/8in ribbon atop. I used some vanilla lace between these panels.
Now off to work since I still have another decade + before "I" can retire. LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Warmest Regards - SU
Paper: vanilla, rich razzleberry, regal rose, razzleberry lemonade dp
Ink: rich razzleberry, regal rose, certainly celery
Accessories: lace, dimensionals, crystal effects, cuttlebug, square lattice ef, ribbon
Techniques: dry embossing, paper buttons

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cookie's Gift Card Holder



This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 325 - Paper Buttons which I LOVE to make.
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 119 - Word Inspired (GIFT).
I used Saturday's SWEET STOP SKETCH CHALLENGE # 108 for my layout and last Thursday's SWEET N SASSY DIGI CHALLENGE # 2 - Photo Inspiration for my color combo.
My darling digi image is "COOKIE WITH GIFT" and the sentiment is from an acrylic set called "CIRCUS FUN" both sets and the dp are from SWEET N SASSY STAMP COMPANY. I used dimensionals betweet the dp and focal panel on the top, bottom and left side as well as the white panel and pink panel that my button is matted on and taped the gift card to the pink layer so when you slide the button panel the gift card comes out.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Cookie's Gift
Paper: white, summer sun, Echo Park Summer Days dp
Ink: summer sun
Accessories: dimensionals, gift card, ribbon, wonky squares Nestie, crop-a-dile, crystal effects
Techniques: Paper Button, 3D, Gift Card Holder

SNS Mr.Fix-It

I have a desire to increase my stash of masculine cards and have been on a roll lately with reaching this goal.  I absolutely LOVE this darling new digital set called "MR.FIX-IT" from SWEET N SASSY DIGITAL LINE.  I used Nesties Labels 17 to cut and emboss both focal image and sentiment but then cut the bottom section from the sentiment.
I used copics to color the image and then sponged the inside of the Nestie.  My dp is woodgrained.
This is for Sunday's FEATURED STAMPED CHALLENGE # 223 - Aimes where I found inspiration in the colors of her YOU MAKE ME SMILE card.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jaylen's 3rd Birthday Party

So here is the table before it was destroyed, LOL

Michele came from the kitchen with the candles light while we sang Happy Birthday and before she sat the cake down good he was blowing out the candles. Too Cute.

Yeah he got them all out too.
His papa smoked some chicken and we had potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, garlic bread and strawberry cake. Yum Yum.

We all missed his Aunt Shah and cousin Madison who left church going home so sick.  Her Mom was so worried I got every 30 min updates which kept me informed of how she was doing and whether or not she was headed to the ER.  She finally settled down late Sunday night.

My New Porch & Patio Furniture

OK the back deck is finally finished and  of course the 1st order of business was New Patio Furniture and a grill out. Whoo Hoo can my baby build? Yes he can, Can my baby grill? Oh Yeah Baby he can. Yum Yum.

SNS Blog Hop Day 3 For The Boys

Do you love sharing your creations with other stampers via your personal blog? Do you love being inspired by other stampers when visiting their blogs? If you said YES to those questions you are going to LOVE our monthly customer blog hops!!

The theme for our May customer blog hop will be "For the Guys". Grab our badge and spread the word!

My hubby is always working on something around this house. As soon as he finishes one job he starts on another. He loves to work with wood.  I am giving this to him just because anything I ask for he makes it for me.  I used a digital image called "Mr.Fix It" from SWEET N SASSY DIGITAL LINE.  I colored the tools with copics.

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE # 223 - Aimes.  I loved her SKATER BOY CARD.
I changed the colors using only red and white, used a different image and theme and used a scalloped circle mat rather than a straight edged circle mat. I also did my sentiment on a square panel rather than on a banner style.
I used a digital image called "COCOA'S BASEBALL" and a sentiment from an acrylic stamp set called "CIRCUS FUN" both from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS. I had some perfectly matched dp to use and so I went with it.
My image was colored with copics then cut and embossed with Nesties Circles and matted with Nesties scalloped circles.
Hope you like it. I have a busy day today with church then a birthday party for our 3yr Jaylen. He is a mess at this age and we keep hoping he will grow out of it. LOL. Happy Sunday all.
RECIPE:
Paper: white, red, The Paper Studio Baseball dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: copics, ribbon
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Now hop on over to the rest of the DT to see what they have for you today:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

SNS Blog Hop For The Boys Day 2

Do you love sharing your creations with other stampers via your personal blog?  Do you love being inspired by other stampers when visiting their blogs?  If you said YES to those questions you are going to LOVE our monthly customer blog hops!!


The theme for our May customer blog hop will be "For the Guys".  Grab our badge and spread the word!

We are celebrating the guys in our life this month with Sweet N Sassy. Today I chose to use Cocoa with a cap, I added a sentiment on the brim.  I made a 4x4 card this time and used some camophlage dp that I have had for a long time.  I have added some cs to the inside so I can slide a gift card in the slot. Hope you like it. Now visit the other DT Members for more inspiration:

Friday, May 13, 2011

SNS Blog Hop Day 1 For The Boys

Do you love sharing your creations with other stampers via your personal blog? Do you love being inspired by other stampers when visiting their blogs? If you said YES to those questions you are going to LOVE our monthly customer blog hops!!

The theme for our May customer blog hop will be "For the Guys". Grab our badge and spread the word!

Today I am used a darling new digi image called "Let's Go Fishing Puppy".  He is just so adorable.  I used copics to color him. My layout is from Saturday's SWEET STOP SKETCH CHALLENGE # 107.




Now hop on over to the other DT Members to see what they have made for you:

MFP May Blog Hop Day 4 - American Made

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


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.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, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

FRIDAY, May 13, 2011: American Made:

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

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 64 - Say What? and for today's QUEEN FOR THE DAY - Anne Ryan where I found inspiration in this PATRIOTIC KEWL CHICK.
I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE for my layout. The Brocade Blue cs panel 1 was dry embossed with Cuttlebug Star EF then I used my brocade blue pad to run across the top (just not able to ink the positive side of the folder and get good results) for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 324 - Colored Embossing.
My stamp set is from MARKS FINEST PAPERS called "AMERICAN MADE".
Congrats to Anne and I hope I did justice to this CASE
RECIPE:
Stamps: American Made - MFP
Paper: white, brocade blue, red, The Paper Studio July4th dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black, brocade blue, rose red
Accessories: ribbon, cuttlebug, Stars EF, dimensionals
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, colored embossing

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MFP May Blog Hop Day 2 - Big Boy Toys

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


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Bride, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, American Made.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, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

WEDNESDAY, May 11: Big Boy Toys:



This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 332. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 322 - Blushing Celery Saffron. Panel 1 is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVER CHALLENGE # 324 - Colored Embossing.
This set I used is called "BIG BOY TOYS" and it is from MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
I stamped the focal image in momento tuxedo black twice. Colored with copics and cut the car out of the 2nd image to pop it up.  I lined the dirt road with some Summer Flower Soft because I love a road lined with fresh flowers.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Big Boy Toys - MFP
Paper: white, so saffron, certainly celery
Ink: momento tuxedo black, so saffron
Accessories: cuttlebug, Diamond ef, ribbon, dimensionals, summer flower soft
Techniques: dry embossing, 3D

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MFP May Blog Hop Day 1 - Here Comes The Grad

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


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.
For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

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

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include June 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the June 2011 Blog Hop!
What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

***WE ARE AWARE THAT SEVERAL LINKS WERE NOT WORKING ON THE DT MEMBERS' BLOGS. THE LINKS WORK ON THIS BLOG. IF YOU MISS A BLOG TODAY, IT WILL NOT EFFECT YOUR CHANCES TO WIN THE BLOG CANDY!
TUESDAY May 10, 2011- Here Comes the Grad:

Neva <= you are here
Karen K.< go here next


This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 322 - Blushing Celery Saffrons.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE # 190.
The blushing bride panel was embossed with Script EF in the cuttlebug after inking the positive side with blushing bride marker for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 324 - Colored Embossing.
My image and sentiment are from MARKS FINEST PAPERS brand new acrylic set called "HERE COMES THE GRAD". I stamped the sentiment in certainly celery and the cap image in so saffron over the sentiment.
I stamped the tassel in so saffron, cut it out and popped it up attaching it to the focal panel with a large pink brad.
I love how this turned out and will be giving it to a co-worker who just finished her BSN program. She will love it
RECIPE:
Stamps: Here Comes The Grad - MFP
Paper: white, blushing bride, certainly celery, so saffron
Ink: blushing bride, certainly celery, so saffron
Accessories: brad, cuttlebug, Script Embossing folder, Fiskars border punch, ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: colored embossing, dry embossing, 3D

Monday, May 9, 2011

Shining Light For Father

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 324 - Colored Embossing and the sentiment is for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 118 Banners.
My layout is from CARD POSITIONING SYSTEM CHALLENGE # 217.
My color combo is last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 321 - Black Cherry Crumbs.
I love this lighthouse stamp set from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS called "Shining Light" and so I just had to use it for this layout since it seemed to be calling "me, pick me". LOL.
My image was stamped in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics and sponged with crumb cake.
My crumb cake panel was embossed with Candy Cane Stripes folder after inking up the positive side with cherry cobbler marker. I also used the marker to go back over the raised stripes after taking it out of the folder.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Shining Light - SNS
Paper: white, black, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
Ink: momento tuxedo black, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
Accessories: Candy Cane Stripes EF, Cuttlebug, brads
Techniques: colored embossing, copic coloring, 3D, Banners

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Faith's Big Cats Pocket Card

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 283 - Henrietta's Handbags finding inspiration from this gorgeous TATOO TIGER TOTE BAG.
This is also for Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 63 - My Pocket and also Friday's QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 59 - Faith (aka Markie's Mom) finding more inspiration from her TIGER CARD.
I used some dp from DCWV Animal print stack and black cs.
The pull out section has sentiments stamped in almost amythest and the tiger image was stamped in momento tuxedo black. The stamp set used is called "Big Cats" found at MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Big Cats - MFP
Paper: white, black, DCWV dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black, almost amythest
Accessories: copics, brads
Techniques: pocket card

Thursday, May 5, 2011

So Sweet & Tangy

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 321 - Sweet Treats. I love cherries so I just had to use this darling set from Stampin' Up.
I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 331 for my layout and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 321 - Black Cherry Crumbs for my color combo.
I inked the image & sentiments with the brush tips from the markers then huffed and stamped on white. I doddled around the edges with crumb cake marker fine tip.
Love how this turned out and hope you do to.
Now off to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: So Sorry, Tart & Tangy - SU
Paper: white, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, black, white
Ink: basic black, crumb cake, cherry cobbler
Accessories: spica glaze pen, SU Markers, Cuttlebug, Devine Swirls EF
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, huffing

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shining Light Sketch

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 331. Whoohoo today's layout was inspired by my friend Korin so in her honor I have used one of the just released stamp sets called "Shining Light" from SWEET N SASSY STAMPS.
I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 321 - Black Cherry Crumbs. I stamped my image in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics. I used some crumb cake pattern paper & cs, and black cs for my layers and cherry cobbler cs for my matt. I added some stickles on the light rays and landscaping.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Shining Light - SNS
Paper: white, black, cherry cobble, crumb cake, crumb cake PP
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: stickles, copics, dimensionals

Monday, May 2, 2011

Praise The Lord For Tiny Yawns


This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 323 - Twisted Easel Cards and the CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 117 - Sandy Baby Blue Chocholates.
My focal image is from a digital image called "Tiny Yawns" and the sentiment stamped in choc cip is from an acrylic set "Praise The Lord" both can be found at SWEET N SASSY STAMPS.
I cut the image out and attached it to the bottom of the right panel and the star is popped up on the inside to allow for the easel card to stand open.
Now let's go to work and celebrate this wonderful day that God has allowed us. I am so proud to live in such a wonderful country.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Praise the Lord, Tiny Yawns - SNSS
Paper: white, bashful blue, baby dp
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: copics, dimensionals
Techniques: Easel Card, Twisted Easel Card