Saturday, July 30, 2011

Eiffel Mojo

Happy Saturday! It was a busy week at work & as hard as tried last night to stay awake so I could stamp, my eyelids would not cooperate. So today I had a little time to play some of the challenges. This card is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
This card is 4.25 X 4.25. The background is Cherry Cobbler & on the lower half there is a page from a dictionary that I brayered with Daffodil Delight. I stamped the Eiffel tower from the SU! set Artistic Etchings onto white cardstock and then then stamped the motif from the set in Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight. The smaller piece of Cherry Cobbler has the crown and key from the same set. The little tag is also from SU!; a set called Tiny Tags & I used the coordinating punch. My idea for using this set and this color combination was from one of my SU! demo friends, Rochelle Edwards. I just love it. Hope you do too!
Supplies (all SU! unless stated otherwise)
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags
Paper: Solar white (Neenah), Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Momento), Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Jewlery Tag punch, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain ribbon, Brayer, Bakers Twine (unknown), Old book

Monday, July 25, 2011

Party Hats

Happy Monday, Friends! I have some very exciting news that I've kept quiet for a little while...I was selected to join the Victorine Originals Design Team! Isn't that cool? I'm super thrilled and honored, to say the least. I waited until today to tell you as today is my first DT challenge card. Hop on over to the Vicotrine Originals blog (aka to check it out. Today our challenge is "Bling".

I used a fun VO stamp called "Party Hats" as my main image. Colored it with SU! markers in Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and retired Pixie Pink. Then covered the entire image with Versamark ink and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice for a beautiful sparkle. But you knoiw that it is hard to capture that twinkle on the camera. The card base is Pear Pizzazz that I scored with my Scor-Pal to highlight the image and the gemstones. My sentiment is from VO's All Occasions Set.

Stamps: (Party Hats-2925F; All Occasions Set-10512X) Victorine Originals
Paper: (Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink) Stampin' Up, (Solar White) Neenah
Ink: (Memento-Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Markers-  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz &retired Pixie Pink) Stampin' Up
Accessories:  (Iridescent Ice) Stampin' Up, (Oval and Scallop Punches) Stampin' Up, (Pink Gemstones) Paper Studio

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chocolate Case

Hello friends! I hope you had a super weekend. I sure have enjoyed mine; some family time & lots of paper crafting time. Here's the template card I made for my stamp club swap in August. We swap every month; and since I work full-time, I can't wait til the last minute to get 12 cards made. As a matter of fact, I hope to get another set of 12 done before our August date so I have one set as a backup.

I made this for two Splitcoaststamper challenges. First, today's Featured Stamper challenge (FS233) where Jennie was honored. I chose to case her Elzy Sneak Peek card. I kept the design, the polkadot paper, and the ribbon. I changed to a white base, moved the ribbon and changed the stamp.

The second challenge was yesterday's Inspirational Challenge where Stef chose Linda Billet's on line glass gallery. I picked Linda's mosaic glass piece entitled True which has a heart shaped box of chocolates (glass mosaic, of course). The colors included chocolate and pinks.

Please consider coming back tomorrow morning. I have an exciting (to me) announcement to share with you.

Stamps: (Eat Chocolate (Stampin' Up)
Paper: (Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink) Stampin' Up, (Solar White) Neenah
Designer Paper: (Sweet Always-retired) Stampin' Up
Ink: (Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Accessories: (Decorative Label punch) Stampin' Up, (Sweet Treat ribbon) Michaels

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pennant Case

Here's my take on two Splitcoaststamper challenges from earlier this week. First, the Color Challenge (CC332) with the new SU! color Pool Party with Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip. I do love Pool Party...after all, it is a blue! And Ya' know I LOVE blue. The second challenge was the Featured Stamper Challenge FS232. This Sunday's FS was Teri Anderson, aka teristampsalot, and one of PaperCrafts Go To Gals. I adore Teri's work. Her cards are so original. She truly is one of my paper artist heroes! I had this card 90% made earlier this week, but I couldn't find my chocolate twine until tonight. And I just had to have that twine.

I picked this card of Teri's to case, not because it is my favorite, all of her cards are my favorite (seriously...there isn't a single one that I don't love!), but because I wanted to use my new SU! Petite Pennants punch. Thank goodness I had some criteria when I strolled through Teri's gallery, otherwise I would have never been able to choose.

I have enjoyed the blogs from those that attended CHA, like PaperCrafts, and Moxie Fab World. Thanks ladies! It is so fun to see all the wonderful new products. Thanks for stopping!

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Marilyn

Stamp: Hello you (SU)
Paper: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi (SU) #110Solar White (Neenah), DP-Marjolaine (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate Chip ink and marker (SU)
Accessories: Petite Pennants punch (SU), Twine (gosh I've forgotten the maker but at least I found it ), white gel pen (signo), button. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friends are the Sunshine of Life!

Friends are the Sunshine of Life! Isn't that so true? I have been very blessed to have made friends during all the different phases of my life & I've been even more fortunate to have kept many of those friendships too. My girlfriends and I have laughed and cried together, but mostly laughed & sometimes laughed so hard we cried! I hope you have had the same blessings. I am going to send this card as a 'just because' friendship card to the first friend I met when I moved to St. Louis over 30 years ago  Recently she has taken up stamping and card making, so we are having a blast sharing this hobby too.

This card was made these challenges. The Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C95) to make a summer themed card- flowers and bright, fun colors scream summer to me. Plus it is always so much more fun to get out with friends when the weather is nice. The other challenge was today's Splitcoaststampers' Free 4 All (F4A73) to use twine. Not quite twine, but skinny and colorful is my embroidery thread. I tried some blue twine, but it didn't match or blend to my taste.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments make me so happy! Please check back again soon. I have lots of new toys! :)

PS. The studio re-organization is almost done! Pictures soon.

Stamp: Studio g
Ink: Tuxedo Black (momento), SU Markers: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pool party, Concord Crush (SU), DP- Summer Days (Echo Park)
Accessories: Purple Ribbon (Ribbon Boutique), Embroidery Floss (DMC), Pin (K&Co), Flowers(Making Memories), Rhinestone Circle "fire" Brad (SU), Eyelet Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders).


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Perk Up

Here's my take on the Featured Stamper challenge (FS230) on Splitcoaststampers. Today, Beth picked Cjoy, aka Cindy. I chose this card from CIndy's gallery. It is pretty much a straight case. I changed the papers, ribbon and button. Otherwise it is basically the same. Thanks for stopping!
Supplies: All SU!
Stamps: Morning Cup
Paper: Gray, White, Baja Breeze, DP- A Walk in the Park
Ink: Black; markers- Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Gray
Accessories: white striped Taffeta ribbon. gray corduroy button

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kitty, Kitty

Happy Saturday! To my US friends, Happy 4th of July weekend! I am really going to enjoy having an extra day off this weekend. I hope you do too!

Last night, I made this card for the WT329 challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use something old and something new. My old item is my Basic Grey Max & Whiskers papers; my new is the cat image from SU! Touch of Kindness stamp set in the Summer mini catalog. I just love this cat...the very reason for purchasing the stamp set! I do love cats but I've never had one. :(  As a kid, my mom was allergic & now as an adult, my daughters are allergic. I suspect that I probably am too, so I just have to play with my cat stamps. I also made this card for the Inspirational challenge, IC291. I chose this print from the Oopsy Daisy website.

Have a great Saturday! Stay safe out there!
Hugs, Marilyn