Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our Daily Bread Challenge "The Blues"

This is for the blues challenge on Our Daily Bread Design blog. I colored their image with copic markers on cryogen white paper. Used spellbindrs die cuts with Marianne die cut corners.  Cuttlebug poka dot background on stardream paper.  Gold metal butterfly and some bling gems added to finish. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lets use that hardware!

This beautiful image from Flourishes is for this Timeless Tuesday challenge.  Using hardware on this card that Flourishes sells and I added some bling. MS butterfly punch, gems from Michaels. 

New goodies!

I've been playing with some new images and stamps this week.  This Crafty Secrets one is for a  couple of challenges on Split Coast. Those images are just adorable from their Valentine scraps.  The pretty flowers are from Heartfelt Creations and they are popped out with the matching die cuts. The cute heart ribbon is Really reasonable ribbons, Some bling from Michaels.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Priscilla and Stampin Sisters challenges this week

The sketch layout for this card is from Priscilla's Midnight madness and the vintage theme is from Stampin Sisters in Christ. The picture doesn't show the distressing very much but I distressed the DP with Tim Holtz inks for the antiqued look. The beautiful image is from Crafty Secrets floral collection. I'm so excited that Crafty Secrets is coming out with some gorgeous floral images and larger ones as well.  They have several new things coming out in Feb and I can't wait!!  I ran the shimmer bazill paper thru the cuttlebug and added some MS punched butterflies, some pretty bling from Michaels and the ribbon is from Really Reasonble Ribbon. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the blogs and stores for all the goodies to make this card.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Our Daily Bread sketch challenge

I made this card today for the sketch challenge on Our Daily Bread blog.  I used their images, Tim Holtz papers, Martha Stewart and EK punches and prima flowers.  Spellbinders oval die cut.

Friday, January 21, 2011

May sunshine and flowers brighten your day

I just love these new Cheery Lynn XL stacker dies.  They are so  nice to work with. Corner punch is from EK sucess. Paper is from the Annalee collection by Prima. Flowers, leaves, and pearls are prima.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts rubber stamps.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Split Coast 316 and Stampin Sister in Christ

I made this card today for the two challenges.  The layout is from Split Coast 316 and the challenge for Stampin Sisters in Christ is to use something new. I just received these beautiful stamps from Heartfelt Creations spring grouping.  Colored with copics, cuttlebug background and some bling from Michaels. Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations on all the blogs that I have links for.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Crafty Secrets

Flourishes challenge this week is to make a larger card, I always make a 5x7 or 5-6 inch square card so this was an easy one!  I used their peacock image with a spellbinders frame and some pretty DP and added some prima flowers with a MS leaf punch.  The next card is for Crafty Secrets one layer only challenge, boy that was a tough one!! I scored the card and added their pretty birds from the Birds and botanicals journal notes. Added some bling and that's it. 

Creative Belli Challenge 109 anything beginning with the letter "P"

I chose Purple for my challenge on Creative Belli Blog.  I used some purple swirl paper that unfortunately I can't find any more. I guess Paper Parachute went out of business. The pretty hearts and corner paper is from The Glitter Girls in the UK, the paper is an irridescent tissue paper and I glue it to cardstock so that it works better in the punches. The shimmer and changing colors on this paper is gorgeous.   The heat dies are spellbinders, corners are Marianne dies and Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Midnight madness challenge 87

Priscialla's midnight madness blog challenge sketch this week. I used Flourishes heart stamp over the spellbinder die cut.  The cute foam heart is from Michaels or Hobby Lobby.  Prima flowers and DP, Martha Stewart heart punch around the card. Ribbon is from Reasonable Ribbon. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dirty Dozen interactive Love is in the air and Wing it for Our daily bread design

Our challenge on Split Coast is titled Love is in the air and the challenge on Our Daily Bread is to use something with wings.  Did you know for a mere $25 per year you get to see a lot more wonderful things on Split coast stampers. You get to see the cream of the crop on the dirty dozen team and particiapte in it.  Awesome!!! It's the first thing  on the left side to join this amazing group. I used the ODBD butterflies stamp from the newest release of Faith, spellbinders heart die cuts, some bling from Michaels and a MS butterfly punch. Ribbon is from Really Resonable ribbon and I joined the monthly ribbon group, this is just one 8 ribbons I received this month for a mere $9 total. Awesome deal!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

All about favorites

Our challengeg on Flourishes this week for their 100th blog was all about using some of your favorite stamps from Flourishes. I chose the cherry blossom and around the arbor set for this tag. Some prima paper, Dies direct by Cheery Lynn Designs and prima flowers and bling. MS butterfly punch. Flourishes just released some beautiful new valentine stamps also and be sure to check them out. The sketch layout is from Priscilla's midnight madness blog, the DT over at Priscilla's is just amazing.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All Creatures Great and Small Challenge

Our challenge this week on Our Daily Bread Design is make a card with one of God's creatures on it. I chose their new Faith butterfly collection. The background was sponged with some scattered straw after embossing it.  The butterfly is a stamp with matching die cut and I did it on the Lagoon paper and then used stickles to color it in. Saying is also from this Faith Collection.  Spellbinders die cuts and some gems from Michaels that I cut apart.  The pretty Background DP is from Graphic 45 springtime collection.  Be sure and check out the other gorgeous cards on their blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Stylish blogger award

Wow Samara thank you so much for the honor.  Eight things about myself huh?
Well after years of moving all over I'm settled or stuck in a small town in the midwest, which really is NOT my style, I miss the Denver area every day.  I think I thrive on comotion and always having things to do.
We have 2 grown boys, they always give me joy and headaches as well, LOL
I am an animal lover but not so much in the house anymore. I still have two cats inside and feed quite a few outside.  I love little cuddly dogs but am gone too much to have one now.
I fell in love with Me and Carrie Lou stamps years ago and still love them  but the group disolved and I have gone on to other companies now. I love pretty and elegant cards, don't care much for cutesy stuff at all.
I usually will chose soft colors for my cards, once in a while I wil break out the bold stuff but more often the pastels etc. 
I'm indpendent to a fault but that comes from years of living on my own and raising the kids on my own when hubby was gone in the military and now a contractor overseas.  He will tell you it's jsut easier to let me make the decisions and not argue, LOL
I've had many jobs over the years, hairdresser, secretary at different places and the last employment I had was with the Chamber of Commerce and I loved it.  I miss the people and tourists coming in all the time, it's always so much fun to meet new friends.  Thanks Samara this was fun!!! I will pass on the award!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Something new with wings

Our challenge over on Stampin Sisters in Christ was to use wings on our card. This beautiful
crafty secrets image fit perfectly in this challenge. Our challenge on Split Coasts Crafty secrets is to use some thing new we got for Christmas or recently.  I just bought these gorgeous valentines scraps at my local store. I used a Martha Stewart punch, paper doily and distressed it with scattered straw. Some peel off borders from Pop up templates, MS butterfly punch, Prima flowers.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Something old, something new

Our challenge today on Our daily bread blog is to use something old and new. The flowers, leaf punch and pink swirls are old, the stamp set of butterflies and large butterfly with matching die cut are new sets from ODBD. They are just beautiful!! The pretty scalloped circle is a new die cut froom Marianne dies.  Prima flower to finish this off with some small glittered pearls. The background paper is from Prima also. The color picks for this are from Prima's blog today, I added a touch of pink into mine.

Crafty secrets using up some scraps

Our challenge this week is to use some of those scraps we all have. I am using several scraps on this card, the brown behind the images and even the gems are a piece leftover from cutting up a larger piece of gems. All images are crafty secrets. The second card is also using some scrap pieces I had and cuttlebug embossing them. The heart border is a large MS punch, some pretty lace and gems and prima flowers finish this card.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Go with all your heart

I love this image from Flourishes, the technique is painting with stickles on split coast, Flourishes was to use flowers and the other challenge for them was red, pink and white. The sketch is from Priscialla's midnight madness.  I stamped the image in memento black, used copics to color it and then went over all of it with stickles, cotton candy on the flowers, lime green on the leaves and patina on the bird. I used the dies direct die cuts from Cheery Lynn designs for the shapes, gems from Michaels and ribbon from Reasonable ribbon's monthy club.  Please check out the links for these wonderful blogs and the inspiration on each of them. Reasonable ribbon is having a giveaway check it out.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bring back the Beautiful Vintage

Our challenge this week on Flourishes blog was to make a vintage looking card. I chose this gorgeous new set from Flourishes, colored with copics and some pretty DP and bling added to it. Don't you love the shape of this card, it's made using the new dies direct from Cheery Lynn Designs and you can make this 5.5 inch square card without having to buy a new machine. I just cut the paper folded it over and made sure the very top of the design was above the crease line. I love the fact that I can have many different shaped cards now without having to spend hundreds of dollars on new machines.  These are from XL series and you get several sizes on each design.  This card is made using the French Flair and scalloped French Flair set.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Belli challenge "snow"

Our Belli DT challenge was to use snow on our card today.  I chose the Stampscapes stamps and this card is cased from Pat Smethers on Split Coast. I loved her idea. Her card is an easel card and it's fabulous!  Please check out the Belli Blog and my DT sisters this week, the cards and inspiration is fabulous!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

French Flair with Crafty Secrets

I just love these new large dies from Cheery Lynn Designs   I used a 6x12 piece of CS and folded it over, left the top die cut off just a little so the card would stay together and then used the smaller sizes of the scalloped and plain to finish the card. This darling image is from Crafty Secrets garden stamps.  I added a double bow and colored some pearls with my copics.  Hope you are having a fabulous New Year's day.