Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Strickly Stripes

Hi friends! I hope you are having a great week! My card today was made for the Trigger Tuesday challenge over on the Moxie Fab Blog. I <3 Moxie Fab! So many great inspirations. Here was the picture from the challenge that my card is based upon.
I loved the blue in this picture & I just took it from there. Since it reminded me of  Stampin' Up's Pool Party from the 2011-2012 collection, I pulled that out. My striped paper is from My Mind's Eye, the Madison Avenue and Breeze collections. The striped button is also from MME too.
Have a great day!

Stamps: Thank you from Faith in Nature (Stampin Up)
Paper: Pool Party (SU), Designer- Breeze & Madison Avenue (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Brown Button (Oriental Trading), Striped Button (My Mind's Eye), Flower punch (Stampin' Up)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day After

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I really think there should be a name for the day after Christmas similiar to the day before is called "Christmas Eve". My version is "Happy Christmas Day After" , but that doesn't have much of a ring to it. In some of the European countries and in Canada, this day is referred to as "Boxing Day" & the spirit of the day is to thank those who provide us service like housekeepers & postal service workers. If you have another name for the day, please let me know! To my Jewish friends, I hope you are having a great Hanukkah! And for all my friends, a very special early New Years Wish to you.
My card today is for the Victorine Originals blog challenge to use punches.My stamps are from Victorine Originals. I just love the versatility of these can use them as I have here as a main image or you can use them for making your own background. I used the very cute Basic Grey paper called "Max and Whiskers" & even though it's been out a while, I love it!
Have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Traditional Christmas Card

Another post for me this week~woohoo!. I am enjoying a week of vacation & even though I'm busy with holiday things, I'm making time to play a challenge or two. I am going to have to get busy and mass produce some cards. Anyway. this one was made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC352) from yesterday & today's Sketch challenge (SC362). I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Bells & Boughs. This color combination makes a nice traditional holiday card.

Thanks for stopping, Marilyn

Supplies: All Stampin' Up unless noted
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Four the Holidays
Ink: Black (momento) Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Very Vanilla, DSP- retired small stack Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Real Red dotted grosgrain ribbon, Square and Lacey Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

'Tis the Season

Hi Blogger Friends! 'Tis the season to...rush. I know we are supposed to slow down and savor, but I so love this season that I tend to cram a lot in. Thus is the case for today. I am in a rush to post this card within the next 10 minutes so I can head off to meet my DH for lunch & I wanted to post this before the PPA noon deadline. So not a lot of words for me. Here's the colors for the PPA122 challenge:
I also used the JUGs sketch shown below.

Hugs! Marilyn

Supplies: All SU! unless indicated
Stamps: Bells & Bows, Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, DSP- retired-Deck the Halls 2010
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, button (always artichoke from Deck the Halls collection 2010), Oval, Scalloped Oval, Labels 14 nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), dot embossing folder (sizzix).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Triple Treat

Hi friends! I love this Triple Treat flower from SU! There is nothing easier than a stamp that has a matching punch! I made this card for the "Create with Connie and Mary" challenge, CCMC178.  This week's challenge was this sketch:
Those ladies are awesome stampers & they have such a wealth of knowledge. I love looking at all their creations. Have a great evening!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up
Stamp: Triple Treat Flower
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, White, DSP- Poppy Parade
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Punches- Five Petal flower, Fancy FLower, Scallop Trim border; Elegant Lines Embossing folder; Scoring tool; Antique brads.