Monday, January 25, 2010
Good Monday aternoon everyone. Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to tackle another week~the last one in January~Wow, where did this month go?
While we ponder that question, I am posting my card for last week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. This is such an inspirational photo from Decor Pad via House of Turquoise. Love these color together, although I must say I haven't used 'em much...but, think I will now :o) The Wallpaper in the photo is pretty much duplicated in the Cuttlebug folder which I dragged the Pearlescent (kinda gold-beaige color) ink pad over. The touches of tourques are in the daisies, ribbon and the third oval peeking out the edge of the card. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Stamp: Daises by Happy Stamper
Ink: Pearlescent Sky Blue and Pearlescent Beige by Archival
Tools: Stylized Flower embossing folder by Cuttlebug; 3" Scalloped Ovals by Marvy; Threading Water border punch from Fiscars
The perfect color turquoise satin ribbon came in a pack of goodies from Christine's Creative Journey Blog Candy that I won~yay!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Just finished up a few more cards for Winter Sim's Valentine's Day cards she is bringing to the kids in Texas Children's Hospital. She reached her goal for St. Jude's Hospital's kiddies. Check out her blog "Winter Wonderland" for more details ~ http://winterwonderlandcrafter.blogspot.com/ WOW, she is truly amazing, huh?
I had fun with the first set of cards I mailed last week, so thought I would send these along too. They are pretty simple designs based mostly on EBTKS Challenge Sketch this week as I was trying to mass produce...something I have trouble with, cause I always have a need to re-invent the wheel :o) The sentiments inside are simply Valentine wishes for either boys or girls, I signed my name and where I am from....I'm off to the post office now!
Monday, January 18, 2010
This is a really fun sketch over at Everything But the Kitchen Sink. Lynnette got the idea from her TV stand. I made a second card for the Moxie Fab-Tues Trigger--using the Winter Cabbage colors and the EBTKS Sketch. I'll be back later to give the details on my card, which you can click on for a larger view.
Stamp: Hydrangea Flower is Anna Griffin colored with Decorating Chalks of Plum, Lavender, Moss and Sage with Lavender glitter by Stickles in the centers
Card Stock: Base card is Honeydew from Inner Pack; white mat and image stamped on Georgia Pacific; green/white strip is from Making Memories
Embellishments: Happy Birthday folder by Cuttlebug; Plum Metalic ribbon from Michaels
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Happy Sunday to you all! Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun.
Here I am posting to a couple of challenges and getting some Birthday cards completed for mailing on time~Yay! Don't you just love the colors of the Moxie Fab-Tuesday Trigger?
This happens to be one of my most favorite color combos. I actually did a few more cards with these colors, which I will post later... guess Regina's "King Cabbage " has truly inspired me.
I really like the sketch over CPS, check it out http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/
My Card ~ Now I know owls don't have purple and green feathers that are all a glitter, but I couldn't use brown tones on this cute little guy for this challenge, could I :o?
Stamps: Owl from Inkadinkado Patterned Birds & Bugs; Sentiment from Inkadindado Garden Flower set
Cardstock: Base card and Honeydew from Inner Pack
DP: Purple Gingham Flower Border and Purple Flower Dots from EK Sucess 'Over The Moon Press'
Ink: colored the owl and branch with watercolor paints; outlined all areas of owl with Glitter Pens; I used 'Lime Green', 'Baby Blue' and 'Lavender' from Stickles everywhere on the owl
Tools: Corner Punch and Corner Rounder from EKSuccess
Embellishments: Green bling in the center of the flowers from Studio 18
Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Hiya! How's your Friday going? Are you ready for some weekend fun? I just mailed off my package of Valentines for St Jude' Children. I finished a few more cards, but think I will keep going since we have until January 25th to get them mailed :o) It really feels good to donate to this worthy cause. I have a couple of charities that are near and dear to my heart ~~ St Jude's is definitely one. If you are interested in helping out, go to~
and check out what Winter Sims is doing. Also check out the many posts from lots of her friends making cards . So much love out there!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Good Wednesday Morning to you! Hope your week is going well. Our Florida weather is warming up a tad, so by the weekend we should be in a "normal temp range" of 70~ Whooo Hoooo!
Just a note about how this card started out to be pretty "simple" in my head, however it took on quite a different persona down on paper. it has lots of patterns in the alpha stamps and add the ribbon, layers of dp and punches ~ I thought I would post it to Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #1.
The theme is--NEW! That is: new year, new stamp, new product, new baby, new home, new anything! The DT thought it would be fun to use Fussy and Fancy blog colors in their creations, which I think I have covered here too :o) Whadda ya think?
Cardstock: Base pale pink from Royal Langnickel; Raspberry pink from Recollections Butterfly Wings; Patterned pink from DCWV
Stamps: L,V,E from Anita's Alphabet Set
Ink: Cranberry from Stampabilities
Ribbon: Pink Satin with sheer edges from Offray
Punches: Squares and Heart from Marvy; Diamond border from Fiscars
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This week at Moxie Fab World, Maren Benedict picked this beautiful image.
I love the wintery colors with a sneak peek of Spring on the plate and charger for a January Birthday.
The words were typed on my computer and the lace is sewn on by machine stitching.
Card Stock: Kraft, Chocolate Brown and Natural Parchment from American Crafts and ?
Stamps: Leafy tree sprig from Stampendous; Bird from Inkadinkado
Inks: Terra Cotta from Adirondack Ranger; Olive Pastel from ColorBox
Tools: Allegro embossing folder from Cuttlebug: Scalloped Oval punch from Marvy
Embellishments: Hologram embossing powder from Stamp Cabana; Glitter gel pens outline the branch and bird; antique lace from Crafter's square.
As always I so appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment :o!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Hey there! Winter Sims is asking for some help from us. She is trying to collect Valentine's Day cards for the children in St Jude's Hospital. Winter and her family are going to hand deliver these cards personally. What a generous and beautiful gesture on her part, huh? Well, I think helping put a smile on the faces of these children is always a great charitable cause so I have joined this challenge and making some Valentines. I keep coming up with more ideas, so as they fall out of my head and on to paper, I'll post em :)
If you would like to join in this is copied directly from Winter's Blog:
Here are some of the guidelines from St. Jude hospital and a few of mine.* Cards need to be a Valentine theme.
* Cards can't have anything about 'Get Well Soon', 'Feel Better', or anything reminding them of being sick. (Only Valentine Cards)
* Please make cards that can be used for any gender or age. (This could be a little tricky, but I think you can handle it!) :)
* Cards must be able to fit into a 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 envelope. (I will provide clear envelopes for each card, so there is no need to send one with your card.)
* Please send all cards to me at:
Cards for St. Jude
P.O. Box 754
Warren, TX 77664* You can include a message in the inside, but please remember, nothing reminding them of being sick. (Maybe just a Valentine sentiment).
* You can also sign your name and where you are from.
* I will be excepting cards for the whole month of January.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This week's Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger is a beach cottage bedroom from Coastal Living Magazine submitted by Kazan Clark. I have to tell you these colors are in my guest room and living in Florida I am always inspired by summery images...even though it is winter here now and at 50 degrees, it's freezing to us ~ sorry everyone up North and in the Mid-West, but it IS cold :(
I also think this card qualifies for EBTKS's Challenge this week ~ *Use wrapping paper in your creation!
My card is for my niece's birthday~she lives in the North East and really hates the cold, so I thought this would warm her up.
Stamps: Seashell Border and Warm Wishes sentiment are from "Stamping Cabana" (which used to be a local stamp/craft store in this area 6-7 years back), Adirondack Chair and Shells is from "Inkadinkado"
Inks: Brilliance "Moonlight White" and Stampabilities "Chocolate Brown"
Card stock: White and Aqua Blue from Georgia Pacific
Tools: Cuttlebug folder "Divine Swirl, EKSuccess "Corner Rounder" punch
Embellishments: Ribbon from a gift I recieved, Stickles "Copper glitter over the sentiment, Starfish button from my stash
*Giftwrap is the brown paper wrapping on a package I received for Christmas and I stamped it with the Seashell border in "Moonlight White" ink
You need to pop over to check out what the Senior DT for PTI did with scraps! Fabulous cards and some tips on how to store your left overs.
On the first of every month Nicole Heady sets up a challenge for her Design Team. Well this month she's challenged anyone else to join in. The challenge: Use all of those scraps to create your project. I couldn't resist this one, seeing as I have files full to the brim with scraps of papers, baskets of ribbon pieces, jars of embellishments, etc. etc. etc. I do have a tendancy to use my puches on the smaller pieces which I keep in 'coin' envelopes also. This photo is only a teeny tiny portion of what I consider "Good Scrap Pieces" :)
My card ~
Stamped Image: PTI Fancy Flourishes, inked in "Chocolate Brown"
Card stock: White, Brown, Raspberry are from American Crafts
Patterned Papers: Hmmm, a little of this and that
Punches: Martha Stewart's-Butterfly, EKSuccess-Corner Rounder and Fleur de lis, McGill-Super Giant Daisy 2"
Brad in center of daisy from Making Memories