Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shine the light, Our daily bread

This pretty sketch is for the Shine the Light challenge on Our Daily Bread Design blog. There is always a chance to win free stamps at ODBD so come over and play along. The DT cards are always fabulous! I stamped this saying from The living bread set.   The paper is from Kaiser English rose set, spellbinders die cuts and prima flowers and leaves with some ferns from a Martha Stewart punch.

Crafty Secrets and Dirty Girls, get out those paints

Our challenge today on the Dirty Dozen is to use paints on the image. I chose this gorgeous Crafty Secrets rose and painted it with acrylic paints.  The beautiful paper is from K&Co journey and it matched the color perfectly.  I used a spellbinders scalloped circle die behind the image, and a MS shell border punch and fern punch.  Gold peel offs finish the card. The beautiful sketch for this card came from Priscilla's Midnight Madness blog!! Be sure to check out all the DT's cards on these sites, they are always amazing!!!

Dare to get dirty, SCS Dirty girls challenges

I made this cute card today for the Dirty Dozen challenge on Split Coast stampers. If you are not a paid member of SCS it is so worth the mere 25 per year.  This is one of 5 challenges this week and we were to use Kraft paper on our card today. I'm also using this for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge of using a "creature" on our card.  I love the birds and butterflies in this.  Main image is from Backyard birds by Just Rite stamps.  I had some of these stamps for years and never used them because I could NOT get them to stamp nicely. After a lesson last week I now LOVE these stamps and they work great if you get them to "snap" into place on the blocks.  Paper is from Memories Minuet and the birds and butterflies are a MS punch. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design Doily

Another pretty doily card for the challenge on
Our Daily Bread Design blog today.  The two outside die cuts are from Marianne Design, scalloped circles, the center one is from ODBD Serve the Lord set with matching die cut.  The paper is from K&Co and I used TH distress inks. MS border punch on the corners which are actually purple and light green. A pretty butterfly sticker finished the card.

Stamping in Time, Doilies

Our challenge this week on Our daily bread design blog is to use doilies.  I chose this beautiful doily from Cheery Lynn Designs, then added the pretty doily from ODBD on the top. The stamp set is called
Serve the Lord  it comes with the matching die.  This is the Napkin fold from Splitcoast stampers tutorial and I used some Kaiser craft papers, MS around the card punch and border punch for the front piece. I haven't decided what kind of card this going to be so the inside sentiment and decorations are not done yet. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Brayer class

I took a class this weekend using a brayer and we had a great time.  We brayered the cards first and then let them dry some before adding the stamps.  Most of the scenic stamps are from Stampscapes and she mixed in some others, but I don't know where they were from.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Crafty secrets celebrate something new!

This gorgeous image is from Crafty Secrets postcard set. Our challenge this week on Crafty Secrets is celebrate something new.  I love these images and they make such a cute card. I added some flowers, pretty papers from the Jack and Jill collection from Prima. I used a MS lace border punch to make the corners and added some pretty peel offs and a gem. the flowers are prima I think.  Check out the gallery on Split Coast, there are gorgeous cards in there. 

Marianne Designs and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 127

This beautiful die cut for the outer circle and the flourishes and flowers are all from Marianne Designs.  I made this pretty card for the Timeless Tuesday challenge on  Flourishes The inspiration picture was a pretty porch with fuchsia and lavender or grey.I'm also trying out for the DT team on the new blog at Marianne's Diva's  I love their die cuts and embossing folders, they are so elegant and beautiful.  The inner die cuts are from spellbinders, octagon scallops and blossom 3 are the two dies used for the centers. The beautiful bouquet of flowers are from Flourishes, I colored them with copics and added some pearls. MS fern punch finished the card.
Large scalloped circle die cut is Mariannes It comes with the flourishes and the flower.

Christmas in July with Creative Belli

Our challenge this week at Creative Belli  was to make a card using my Christmas dishes as inspiration.  I chose this gorgeous image from Flourishes for the card.   Check out the inspiration and design team members cards and get some holiday spirit!! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

McKenna at 6 months

This little sweetie is McKenna, our first grandchild.  The challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is circles and I added some cute circles on this and the sentiment is from ODBD. The second sheet is from Florida where they just moved to and her first swimming lesson!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design, Phrase

I love this image and saying, it just fits the picture so well.  Check out the wonderful cards on ODBD DT's challenge today.  I colored and airbrushed this with copics, cut it out with a spellbinders die cut and the saying.  Added a Cheery Lynn Design fence and grass die cuts and a couple Martha Stewart butterflies. The corners were made with 1.5 inch squares, cut on diagonal and then I used a MS border vine punch on the edges, some gems from Michaels finish the card.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flourishes CASE

I cased a card from Linda Duke for the Flourishes challenge.  The color is not real on this picture, it's actually pale blue and peach, I cut and popped a couple of the flowers, added some stickles to the center for some sparkle.  The back die cuts are from Cheery Lynn, small ones are spellbinders.  Added some ribbon and lace and small MS butterfly.  This is the card I cased:


Stamping in Time Our Daily Bread Design, Recycle

We were to recycle some products on this card.  I used some  papers and flowers left over from other cards. This beautiful image is from Our Daily Bread. Check out the gorgeous cards on the blog today.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sweet Stamps, TLC333

This pretty new image is from Sweet Stamps.  Our challenge this week is to use Silver and Gold on our card.  I have sliver and gold pen lining the edges and a silver peel off best wishes.  I colored the image with copic markers and used a MS border punch. Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.  Some pretty lace finished the card. The reverse masking is for Split Coast Try a new technique challenge.

Flourishes Get Sketchy and Win

Check out the beautiful DT cards over at Flourishes. The challenge today is this wonderful sketch. I used their beautiful bouquet and saying for this card and added some bling from Michaels. Spellbinders ovals die cuts, copics to color it and a peel off holographic best wishes.

Flourishes timeless Tuesday 126, embossing

This beautiful Zinnia is from Flourishes and our challenge this week is to use embossing on our card.  I chose the gorgeous Marianne cut and emboss designable for this card with some spellbinders accents. Copics to color this and distressed ink to edge it.  The DT cards are gorgeous on their blog so be sure to check them out.

Speedy the Cat challenge, die cuts

Our challenge this week on Mark's Finest Papers blog is to use die cuts.This beautiful rose and saying are from MFP summer roses.  I'm using the beautiful Marianne cut and emboss folder and spellbinders circles and tag for this card. There is gold mirror card behind the cut outs and the green is actually a very pretty sage green.  Check out the DT gals on MFP blog.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Craft Secrets and Stampin Sisters in Christ

This beautiful image from Crafty Secrets is for our Christmas in July challenge this week.  Stampin Sisters in Christ is to use one of our favorite things.  This gorgeous new embossing folder is from Marianne cut and emboss fold  which you can get at Sweet stamps or Joan's Garden stores.  I used some gold mirror card behind the embossed sheet, sanded the embossing to let the lighter color come thru also.  Spellbinders die cut for the image with a gold pen to trim it. Some pretty lace to finish the card.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Flourishes June Challenge, Farm Fresh

Flourishes challenge this month is Farm Fresh, these stamps are from their Berry Sweet and Seeds of Friendship sets.  Colored with copics, EK punch for the corners and Spellbinders fancy tags 3 for the saying.  Check out the darling cards from the DT on their blog this month.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Bring back the Beautiful

This beautiful new image is from Flourishes and this card is for the Timeless Tuesday, Friend card and Bring back the beautiful, The Beauty of Summer challenge.  I colored them with copics in pinks and peach colors, added the sentiment which is from a couple of different sets and added a Marianne circle die and Spellbinders heart die with some pearl bling from Michaels.  Be sure to check out the DT cards and follow the rules to win the new sets next week.

Priscilla's Midnight Madness

This sketch is from Midnight Madness and I took some liberty with the sketch. The flower and die cut are from Our Daily Bread Design's newest release.  I used a spellbinders for the background on the flower, some pretty K&Co paper and MS butterfly punch. Some bling from Michaels to finish the card.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Creative Belli, Custom made embellishments

I made this card for the challenge at Creative Belli this week. I hand dyed the ribbon with spray colors and it came out looking tie dyed.  The stamps are from Heartfelt creations, colored with copics. Cuttlebug background and some bling to finish the card.  Please check out the design teams cards listed to the right of this posting.  They all do such a fabulous job. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Stamping in time with Our Daily Bread Design, Christmas in July

Wow this was a tough one for ODBD challenge today.  It's going to be over 100 heat index in NW IL today, nothing like Christmas.  I used their beautiful ornament and matching die cut from Spellbinders, copics to color and this pretty new Marianne cut and emboss folder for the background on blue mirror card. Some pretties to embellish it and it's all done!! Check out the blog hope today and new stamps over at ODBD, awesome!!!