Friday, June 28, 2013

Monday Mood board & Simon Says


Hi friends!  Today's card was inspired by Dawn's Monday Mood Board.  Great inspiration.

Here is the board:






I love the black stamping on the kraft with the touches of gold and the splash of pink.

I am also entering this card at Simon Says:  Anything Goes.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Kraft
Ink:  True Black (PTI), Versamark
Stamps:  Border and Backgrounds 1, Strictly Sentiments 2 (Wplus9), Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Accessories:  Tag die (PTI), Gold sequins, Gold embossing powder, Cupcake Accessories die (Wplus9)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Merry Monday #68 & Simon Says


Hi friends.  Sharing my card for this weeks Merry Monday challenge.  I have had this stamp set forever and decided it need to see ink again.  I haven't used it that much because it requires coloring.  There are some days I feel like coloring and some days I don't.  Today was a coloring kind of day!  :)

Here is the sketch:


I am also entering this card over at Simon Says Challenge: Anything goes.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Kraft (PTI), Real Red, Gumball green, Whisper White
Ink:  True black (PTI)
Stamps:  Gingerbread House (retired SU!),  Silent Night (PTI)
Accessories:  Banner Trio die (Wplus9), Watercolor pencils (SU!)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fusion #12 & Simon Says


Hi friends.  I am squeezing in my card for the Fusion challenge & Simon Says Challenge.  I used both the sketch and the photo.



My little owls are embossed using Melon Mambo embossing powder. 

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, June 21, 2013

CASology #49


Hi friends.  I decided to play along with CASology this week.  Their cue word is: fish.  I was stuck at first and then remembered my trusty ole owl punch from SU! and how much fun it is to create a fish using it.  Isn't it cute?!  I also had to use a speech bubble.  :)  I am mailing this card out to Maddy




Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Basic Gray
Stamps:  Say What (MFT), Border & Backgrounds 1 (Wplus9), Expressions for you (SSS)
Accessories:  Owl punch, Rhinestones

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Merry Monday #67



Hi friends.  I am sharing another Christmas card today.  I love Lesley's Merry Monday challenges.  They keep me going on making at least one Christmas card a week.  It sure is tough making a Christmas card when it is sunny and warm outside.  ;)

Here is the sketch for this week:


I am also entering this card over at The Paper Players, my card sort of fits here too.  Thanks, LeAnne!  ;)


Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Christmas cheer (lily bee design 6x6 tiny tablet)
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  More Merry Messages
Accessories:  Snowflake die (Wplus9), Gold embossing powder, gold sequins, corner chomper, Adorning accents edgelits, Adorning accents

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cloud9 & ColourQ


Hi friends.  I hope you all had a great weekend and a very Happy day celebrating all the special and wonderful dad's out there.  My card if for the last Cloud9 blog hop combined with ColourQ's color challenge.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White
Stamps:  Backgrounds & Borders 1 & Strictly Sentiments 1 (Wplus9)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery & Real red
Accessories:  Score board and scoring tool

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi friends.  My card today is for two challenges, Make it Monday: Overlapping Ombre and CASology's cue word: Yellow.

Here is my card:


I am still loving the ombre trend and it looks great in yellows.  It is a little hard to see the chevron scoring at the top but it is there.  ;) 


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

**Check out my updated Stamps for Sale page.....lots of retired SU! stamps added.

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink:  So saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Soft Suede
Stamps:  Happiness in Bloom (PTI)
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Blossom Petals Builder punch (SU!), Beautiful Blooms II die (PTI)


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Monday Mood Board #14

Hi friends.  I couldn't wait to use my new goodies from Wplus9 and the Mood board for this week was very inspiring.

Here is my card:


I used the Backgrounds & Borders 1, Strictly Sentiments 2 and the Cupcake wrapper accessories die for the cute little bow.  I know that I will use this little bow more on my cards than on cupcakes.  ;)

Here is the Mood board:


 Love these colors together.  So pretty!

I also followed the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:


I am going to send this card to Maddy.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


**Check out  my updated Stamps for Sale page.....lots of retired SU! stamps added.


Cardstock:  Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink & True black (PTI)
Stamps:  Strictly Sentiments 1, Backgrounds & Borders 1 (Wplus9)
Accessories:  Cupcake wrapper Accessories die (Wplus9), Stitched rectangles (Lil' Inkers)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Merry Monday #66

Hi friends.  I am sharing my card for this week's Merry Monday Challenge over on Lesley's blog.  I love this challenge, it is helping me build up my Christmas card stash for this year.

Here is my card:



I used the same technique as last week's card.  It is such a fun technique.  I also wanted to thank the DT for choosing my card last week as Honorable mention.  :)

For my card I decided to flip the sketch use trees as my "banners".

Here is the sketch:


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Lucky Limeade, Whisper White & Crumb cake
Ink:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, True black (PTI)
Stamps:  Evergreen & Petite Pairs (SU!)
Accessories:  Tilted banner dies (SSS), white ribbon

Monday, June 10, 2013

CASE Study #144

Hi friends.  Sharing my card for this week's CASE Study challenge.  The MUSE for this month is Lisa Spangler.  Her first card is very inspiring. 

Here is my card:


And Lisa's card:


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, versamark
Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder (PTI), Say What! (MFT), Wonderful Words:  birthday (PTI), & Happiness in Bloom (PTI)
Accessories:  white twine, Black embossing powder

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sending hugs and prayers


Hi friends.   I was inspired by the sketch over at Fusion challenge, the Trend Watch challenge at Paper Smooches and I am also going to send this card to Maddy next week.

Here is the sketch:

Here is the Paper Smooches Trend Watch Inspiration picture:



I embossed the image from Summer Silhouettes in Gold and punched my butterflies out of vellum cardstock.  Added a gold sequin to the middle and stamped the sentiment from Spiritual Sampler by Paper Smooches. 

Another one using different colors and bigger butterflies:



Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Pretty In Pink, Early Espresso, Vellum
Ink:  Versamark, Early Espresso
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes (SU!), Spiritual Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Accessories:  Butterfly punch, Gold embossing powder, gold sequins, Stripes embossing folder



Saturday, June 8, 2013

CTS #31


Happy Saturday friends.  I hope those who live on the East Coast are staying dry.  We are getting lots of rain in NH this weekend from Tropical Storm Andrea.  

My card followed this weeks sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Here is the sketch:


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight & Basic Gray
Ink:  Basic Gray (SU!)
Stamps:  Curly Cute (SU!)
Accessories:  Chloe Stem die ( Memory Box), Baker's twine, Backgrounds 1 texture plates (retired SU!)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fusion card for Maddy


Hi friends.  This is my first time playing along with Fusion Card Challenge.  I was totally inspired by the sketch & the photo (for the nautical theme).  The colors are from The Play Date Cafe and if you haven't checked out Simon Says Stamp to read about sweet Maddy, I would encourage you to do so.  This card is going in the mail to her today.  


Here is the Fusion challenge:
 The Play Date Cafe colors:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay & Basic Gray
Ink:  Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay
Stamps:  Wicked Nauticool (paper smooches), Expressions for You (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories:  Nauticool die (PS), You die (SSS)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Masculine Inspiration


Hi friends.  I am sharing a card today that I made for our most recent challenge at StampNation.  The challenge was a photo challenge with a couple of different photos and I chose to go with a mustache themed card.  I am also entering this card over at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is Masculine/Father's Day.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Black, Whisper White
Ink:   Memento Black
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Accessories:  Mustache stickers (EK Success) 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Merry Monday #60


Hi friends.  This week's Merry Monday challenge is a fun sketch.  For my card today I have used what some people call Ghost Stamping.  My friend Catherine did a video over at StampNation and I was so inspired, I just had to try it with snowflakes and the sketch allowed me to do just that.  If you have never heard of Ghost Stamping it is basically stamping with white craft ink first and then stamping over the same image with a darker color.  The effect is so neat.  Here is the sketch I followed:



Here are a couple more cards I shared on StampNation using this technique.




Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Christmas card:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumb cake & Midnight Muse
Ink:  White Craft, Midnight Muse
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations, Snowflake Soiree
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Twine, Banner trio die (Wplus9), Snow Flurry die (SU!)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Muse #20

Hi friends.  I am playing along again with Muse challenge.  This week's Muse is the very talented Laurie Willison.  Here is her beautiful card:


Here is my take:



I decided to go masculine with my card but still followed the three stamped images, the sentiment placement and the bow treatment from Laurie's card.  :)  This is my first time ever making a sailors knot.  I am pretty happy with how it came out.  Thank you for the inspiration, Laurie.


Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray
Ink:  Basic Gray & True black (PTI)
Stamps: Wicked Nauticool (Paper Smooches)
Accessories:  Twine, Nauticool dies (Paper Smooches)