Monday, August 29, 2011

Honoring Lydia, FS238

Hello again! Last night I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers & I'm just getting it uploaded to my gallery. Lydia, aka Understand Blue was well deserving! I chose this card to case.

I put my new designer paper, Lost & Found from My Mind's Eye on Blushing Bride cardstock. The circle DP is SU!'s retired Springtime Vintage (from the Occasions Mini catalog). My bird is Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology corrugated elements that I distressed slightly with Blushing Bride ink. I added the crochet and velvet ribbon & blinged it up a bit with the white and pink pearl hat pin. 

Have a great Monday! Hugs!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Island Dreaming

Happy Sunday, Friends! This has been a great weekend after a very long & challenging work week for me. I will be glad to start afresh tomorrow after my retail therapy yesterday & today's creative therapy. This is one of the cards I made. I chose the colors for the card based upon the ColourQ challenge (CQC99) to use Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Indigo Island.
I grabbed my DCWV Mango Frost papers and cut down the main panel. It reminds me of Jamaica, thus the title of the card. I used my new Indigo Island ribbon from Stampin Up & some retired SU! felt flowers coupled with some Indigo Island cardstock Boho Blossoms punched flowers. For my sketch I chose the Clean & Simple's Fall to Layout 155 (FTL155).

As you can see, I let the papers do most of the 'talking' on this card. I hope you like it. Have a great Sunday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summertime Flowers

Hello friends! I hope each of you is having a nice start to your week.
My card today is for the Victorine Original Blog Challenge to create something based on the theme "summertime".  Check it out- there's a chance to win stamps.
Image: (2716-H- Flower Pot With Birdhouse) Victorine Originals
Paper: (Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry) Stamping Up; (Solar White) Neenah
Designer Paper: (Bright Florals) ColorBok
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukinko; (Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade, Gable Green, Crumb Cake markers) Stampin Up
Accessories: (white gel pen) Uniball; (ribbon) Michaels; (Scrapper Floss) Karen Foster; (Button) Oriental Trading

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Memories

Happy Saturday! We have spent the last few days moving youngest DD into an apartment at her college. Boo Hoo-I'm going to miss that young lady! I can't believe that summer is coming to an end. It went by so fast, and thankfully we have lots of wonderful memories. My card today was created using a Victorine Originals image called Children Playing. It was made for three challenges. First, the SCS Inspirational challenge where I chose the yellow wallpaper placemat as my inspiration. My designer paper which is mostly covered up now (eye roll) is from Webster Pages & looks nearly identical. The second challenge was the CPS231 sketch challenge
I altered my card size to 5.5 X 5.5 inches. The last challenge I used in creating my card for the day was the CR84FN36 challenge. The colors are shown below.
My ribbons are from SU! & I used my Bow-Easy to create the multi-looped bow. The pretty little button is Making Memories Vintage Findings. I really love both of these challenges & now that fall is arriving, I will have more time for challenges. Thanks for stopping! You know how much it means. Have a great evening!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hogs and Kisses

I am so totally in love with this stamp set called "Critters on the Farm" from Lawn Fawn. The animals, like this little pig, are just cuter than cute and there's a barn, fence and bale of hay stamps, plus four sentiments. All of the Fawn Lawn stamps are cute and fun!  I was recently exposed to them from the PaperCrafts designers and blogs. I just had to have this one. Anyway...about my card...

I made my sentiment using a font called Kurlz because I wanted this particular phrase. My youngest DD will be heading back to college next week & I'm trying to stock up on cards to send her. I like to send a card every week when the kids are away but I didn't do so good last year. I did get a little pouty face from her when she came home for the summer, so I thought I'd try to be a better Mom this year {wink}.

This card was made for two challenges. One of my favorites, the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC296) & for the Pile it On Challenge to use Farm Images. For SCS IC, I chose these farm hand temporary tatoos from Modern Lola

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: (Critters on the Farm) Fawn Lawn 
Paper: (Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red) Stampin' Up; (Solar White) Neenah
Designer Paper: (Bella Rose-retired, In-Color Paper stacks) Stampin' Up
Accessories: (Computer generated sentiment) Font Curlz

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Birthday Mouse

I made this card for two challenges. First, the Victorine Originals (VO) blog challenge #14 to make a birthday card. I used my VO stamp called "Mouse with Balloon". Stop by & don't have to use VO stamps (of course we'd love it if you did)...we just want everyone to have fun! Anyway, today I chose to make the mouse masculine & I used my Basic Grey Marjolaine plaid paper. (I'm already thinking about a little girl mouse with some feminine colors like pink and yellow). My sentiment is also from VO; you should check out their All Occasions set (10512X)~ it's a super value. There's 38 Occasions and 8 descriptive words like Merry and Happy making a total of 46 stamps for less than $10 when you chose the unmounted rubber option.

The second challenge is the Pals Paper Arts (PPA) #105 challenge  where we were to use the colors below.

I just love this new SU! color "Island Indigo". I'll be using a lot of it over the next two years. Yea- it is a blue & you know how I love blue.

Thanks so much for coming over to my place. Have a great week!

Stamps: (Mouse with Balloon & All Occasions Set) Victorine Originals
Ink: (Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Not Quite Navy) Stampin' Up; (Tuxedo Black Memento) Tsukineko
Paper: (Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up; (Solar White) Neenah
Designer Paper: (Marjolaine) Basic Grey
Punches: (1-1/4 square, 1-3/8 square) Stampin' Up
Accessories: (Blender Pen) Stampin' Up