Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sweet Sunday

Here's another card for me today. This one is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC109) and the Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD133).   The label is from GinaK Designs Lovely Labels 2 which coordinate with Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels; in this case Labels 14. I am really happy I purchased this set~ I find myself using it all the time.

Stamps: Lovely Labels 2 (GinaK Designs), Spring Mini (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi (SU!), Latte Matstack (DCWV)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, More Mustard (SU!)
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon, Sheer Ribbon (Horizon Fabrics), Small oval punch (SU!), Labels 14 (Spellbinders), Leaf Stamp & Punch (MS), Yellow Glitter Glue (Studio g).

Thanks for looking!


Button, Button

I just love the newer sewing theme trend in card making & scrap-booking.  This week on the Moxie Fab, the Trigger Tuesday was this cute napkin holder.

As you can see, I took a pretty literal interpretation with this challenge. Here's the link to Moxie Fab blog's Trigger Tuesday challenge.   It's a great blog- lots of fun, trendy stuff! I got my button card from The Graphics Fairy; what a great place for free vintage clip art.

 About my card~ I printed the button card from The Graphics Fairy on Neenah white cardstock & distressed it using SU! Crumb Cake and Ranger's pumice stone distress ink & then put it on a base of the same Neenah cardstock. Using white thread a straight stitched frame was made on SU! Crumb Cake cardstock. Most of the buttons were from my stash except the flower button in the bottom right is from SU!. The paper flowers are from Oriental Trading; the centers are Paper Studio's pearl brads plus one filigree brad from SU. The base is Gina K 120# pure luxury card stock.

Hope you have a great Sunday and week! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day

Life has been crazy busy and full, but oh, so wonderful. Only one exception, I haven't had a lot of studio time. Here's a little glimpse - Both of my daughters have been home on Spring break, but they did not have the same week off. So for the past two weeks, we've been blessed with one of "the girls" being home. My work has been very busy, but I absolutely love my new job (new as of October). I get excited about going to work & I haven't said that in a very long time. Anyway, I doubt you came here to listen to that, so here's a card from me...finally. :)

This was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it challenge (WT314) where Kim Hughes {don't ya just lover her?!} challenged us to incorporate a smile in a card. I used Lucinda Handwriting font in green to generate the Irish blessing about smiles. The smiling leprechaun from the SU! set "Pinch Proof" seemed to fit perfectly too. I used some of my retired SU! Green Galore and Glorious Green cardstock with the Doodlebug DP called "Grasshopper Plaid". I'm almost out of Green Galore & to be perfectly honest, my heart isn't breaking. It was a challenging color to work with but it seemed just right for today. The ribbon was a little steal from Target's $1 bin where I got a pack of 5 yards of 5 different brightly colored stitched ribbon (1 yard each). The corners were punched with Marvy's scalloped corner punch.

Have a blessed St. Patrick's Day!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Today over on SCS, the Featured Stamper is Neva (FS213). Neva is one of the nicest folks around and she has an amazing ability to combine numerous challenges. Big shout out for Neva! Since DH needed a card for a friend, I chose one of Neva's masculine cards and cased it. I changed the orientation, the theme from tools to baseball, colors, and background; kept the same layout with sentiment in the middle and cutout around it. Hope you like it!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Soft Suede (SU)
Stamps: Sporting Goods (SU), sentiment- SU
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Long Rectangles, Spritzer tool.