Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Cathedral lace die

If you are here to see the Creative Belli, ODBD and SSCC card please scroll down one.
I just love this die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs. I did this on white silk paper from The Paper cut which is very elegant. I backed it with gold mirror card and then cut the spellbinders tag from the gold mirror card, oval from the white silk and added the pearl bling from Want 2 scrap to match the die cut.  The saying is a peel off in gold from Pop up templates. 

Multiple challenges this week

Our challenge on Creative Belli is vellum this week.  I cut the doily and center circle out of vellum.  The challenge is a doily on Our Daily Bread Design and I used their gorgeous Dahlia stamp for this card.  I'm also entering this in the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge to choose three.  I used a popped up image, button and ribbon to make the flower.  The pretty background on this card is a cuttlebug damask folder and I sponged some color over it after embossing it. The dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs.    Added a little bling on the corners and that finished the card.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cathedral lace

This lace die cut is Cathedral lace from Cheery Lynn, it's gorgeous and so versatile.  I used it on striped paper and then added a spellbinders tag from copper mirror card, Want 2 scrap circle of gems and a peel off thinking of you to finish the card.  There is also a gorgeous Christmas "peace" die cut as well. These are listed under new on the home page. Lots of gorgeous new dies there and several to get your Christmas cards started!!!

Crafty Secrets the color orange

Our challenge was the color orange on Crafty Secrets forum on Split Coast Stampers this week.  This is REALLY peach, orange and coral even though it doesn't look like in the picture.   I used CS Love and Romance vintage cuts for this card.  The paper is from my stash and the flowers and leaves and lace butterfly are from Michaels.  Peel off lace border and ribbon added at the bottom.  Be sure to check out the gallery on SCS, fantastic inspiration from Crafty Secrets on there.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Marianne Diva's challenge, anything goes

Anything goes was our challenge this month on Marianne Diva's blog.  All dies are from Marianne which I get through Sweet Stamps.   I layered the dies over some pretty paper from my stash and added some bling from Michaels.  The bird and branch is one die and I cut multiples of the leaves from that die cut. 

Speedy the Cat challenge, Lace

Our challenge this week on Mark's finest papers is to use Lace on our card, I took some artistic liberty and used a
Cathedral lace frame die cut from Cheery Lynn.  The flourish is also from Cheery Lynn, fanciful flourish, the pink center die is a spellbinders.  The beautiful flowers are from Mark's finest and I think they are from a discontinued set, sorry!! I'm waiting for all my new sets to come and can't wait to play.  I colored the flowers with copics and cut them out to layer on the die cut.  Added some silk ribbon and a peel off border and it's done. Check out the DT and all the gorgeous inspiration on Mark's finest paper blog. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stamp a Mania and Cheery Lynn

Welcome to the first Stampamania blog hop. I was selected to be on the design team for Stampamania and these new stamps have just been posted. These are from the two new Halloween sheets from the newly acquired Stampa Barbara Collection, Haunted Halloween and Trick or Treat.  I colored all with copic markers and airbrushed the sky and ground. The fabulous die cuts are from Cheery Lynn Designs. The fence, lamp post,  lace lights and grass were used, cut on mirror card and the lights were colored with copic markers. You will want to check out all the DT cards and projects on both of these websites!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge

Joan's Garden is having a fun challenge of stamping on the background paper.  I'm using the new stamps from Just Rite, Bon Voyage.   I used spellbinders labels twenty to cut out the image and back it.  Some gold peel off borders and corners from
Pop up templates.  The flower is made with lace and I added a flower button from Michaels.

Just Rite Shabby Chic!!!

Our challenge on Just Rite's blog is make a Shabby Chic card.  Well their new Shabby Chic labels Four stamp set is perfect for this.  I love these stamps, and colored them with Spica pens for added pizazz!! Some pretty DP and lots of bling finished this card. The labels four from spellbinders match this stamp set so it makes cutting them out much easier. 

Flourishes Birthday Bash, hollyhocks

This is the last day for the birthday bash over at  Flourishes blog.  I chose their hollyhock stamp set, this set is just gorgeous and easy to work with.  I stamped and colored it with copics first then added flower soft to most of the flowers. The die cuts are from the XL stacker French flair group from
Cheery Lynn
I added some bling from Michaels to finish the card.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mark's finest papers, embossing!

This pretty rose and butterfly is from Mark's finest papers, our challenge is to do some embossing on our paper.  The background paper is Authentique, uncommon, also available at MFP.  I colored the roses with copic markers. I added a little glue and glitter to the roses also.  The die cut is from Marianne's creatables and I embossed the center with my cuttlebug. Some prima leaves and pearls to finish the card.

Stamping in time and Midnight madness

Our stamping in time challenge is lace and I also combined it with flower soft.  The wonderful layout is from Priscilla's midnight madness.
I stamped this gorgeous saying and border from ODBD.   I used flower soft after I colored the flowers and leaves.  The die cut is a new one called from Cheery Lynn Designs,  Kiwi oval which gives the lacy look!!  I layered the card with a pretty pink background run through the cuttlebug with a dots folder, then the papers are from a new pack I bought at a convention called First Edition, spring feast by Mindy Terasawa by Trimcraft UK ltd.   I added some peel off lace and then cut and colored and added flower soft to  the pretty spool of thread with the measuring tape and scissors from ODBD. This is a stamp set with matching die.   I added some bling from Michaels and edged everything with a silver pen.  Be sure to check out both ODBD and Midnight Madness for the DT cards, they are always stunning and lots of inspiration!!

More birthday bash for Flourishes

Flourishes is still celebrating their birthday and you can still participate and win some fabulous stamps, scroll down a couple of cards to see the birthday bash. This gorgeous new stamp set of hollyhocks was stamped with memento black on cryogen white paper and colored with copics.  I cut it out with a Cheery Lynn French Flair die, and added a Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose flourish to the card also.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon club and I added some butterflies from a Martha Stewart punch with a few gems from Michaels. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Heartfelt Creations new basket of flowers

If you are looking for the Flourishes birthday bash please scroll down.  This beautiful new basket and flowers are from Heartfelt creations. I colored them with copic markers and added a pretty Marianne die behind them.  Cheery Lynn butterflies are colored with the new inka gold paints from Heartfelt Creations also. 

Flourishes 4th Birthday Bash!!!!!

Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their fourth birthday! And, as a way to celebrate, I’m happy to say I was hand-picked to help them have a bit of a party as a designer for their customer appreciation hop! The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set. Read on – I’ll tell you how you can win some Flourishes goodies too! 
This was a huge challenge to decide on ONLY one favorite set of Flourish stamps. I think I have at least 50 favorites if not more.!!!!   I love this Spring Bouquet set from Flourishes. I find myself using this stamp a lot. On the first card I used a Martha Stewart around the card punch set, colored with copic markers and the bow is  Silk ribbon from Flourishes also.  The second card is also colored with copics, spellbinders labels 6, I added some bling and ribbon and lace from Michaels. The little butterflies are a MS punch.  I love Flourishes flower stamps, they are always gorgeous and easy to work with.

What can you win? Take a peek at this fun and festive blog candy!

If  you’d like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today’s hop and challenge!
If you arrived here by way of  Julie's blog you are in the right place. If not you may want to start at the beginning of the hop.   You have until September 1st at 5PM CST to enter!

Next up on the hop…Patricia  you won't want to miss her gorgeous creation!!! 
  • Leave a comment on Flourishes  post –we’ll randomly pick a winner!
  • Leave a comment on the designers' posts participating in today’s hop – we’ll randomly pick a winner!
  • Play in our Flourishes Favorites Card Challenge! One random winner will be chosen!
  • Simply make a card using your very favorite Flourishes set!
  • Entries need to be in by Thursday, September 1st by 5 PM EST
  • You must link your creation on the Flourish blog using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges, while we love challenge chasers, we want to give those that follow the rules a chance at a prize valued at more than $60.
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  • We’ll announce the winners next Friday, September 2nd right here!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FTTC132, Sentiment

Our challenge today at Flourishes is make the sentiment the focal point.  I love this saying, happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower. I used a Go Kreate die for the edge of the card and a Cheery Lynn butterfly, Martha Stewart Fern and leaf punch and prima flowers.  Be sure to check out the DT cards and projects this week, they are always fabulous!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Melissa Frances classes

I took some fabulous classes with the Melissa Frances papers and stickers this weekend.  We had a wonderful time and these gorgeous papers  and stickers were so fabulous to work with. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Belli Challenge 124 Gingham

Check out the great cards on Creative Belli today. We were to use Gingham on our cards. I chose this paper from JoAnn's for my background. The beautiful stamp set is from Flourishes Italian Garden.   I colored it with copics and backed it with a custom made die from Our Daily Bread Design,
Crocheted Circle  then two dies from Marianne's die cuts. The yellow one is Circle Frame  the green and blue are from scalloped circle set.  I added some corners and bling from Michaels.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TLC Stacked Card and Crafty Secrets Square it

This little cuties is my granddaughter McKenna at age 6mos. This cute idea for the card is from Split Coast try a new technique, TLC338 Stacked cards this week. The square design is for Crafty Secrets forum on SCS also and I used the pretty French Flair dies from Cheery Lynn.  They are listed on the page under XL stackers, they have scallops, regular and stitching plates to match.  I ran them through my cuttlebug with the pretty Kassie folder.  All the sayings and peel offs are from Crafty Secrets Baby Girl peel off sticker sheet.   I attached them with gemstone brads and you can swing them around and stack them all on top of the largest square to mail.  Please check out all the design team cards on these sites and enjoy the inspiration from all of them.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Just Rite shaped Christmas card challenge

Our challenge today is to make a Christmas card in a different shape using Just Rite stamps.  I used one of the stamps from the backyard bird set and the saying is on  this page.   I colored it with copics, cut it out with spellbinders circles.  The shape of the card is a die cut from Cheery Lynn, French flair.  The papers are Bo Bunny from their holiday collection last year.  Be sure to check out the Just Rite blog and see all the beautiful items the DT made.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flourishes Red, green and white/tan

Our challenge today at Flourishes is the Garden challenge. Our colors are suppose to be red, green, and a neutral such as white or tan or both.  I love this beautiful vase of Zinnias from Flourishes. I colored them with copic markers and a piece of DP from my stash. I added a white holographic peel off border from Pop up templates, a Martha Stewart scalloped border and ferns, ribbon and some bling.  Be sure to check out all the DT cards on Flourishes today and join in the fun, they are giving away new stamp sets.

Our Daily Bread Embossing challenge

Our challenge at Our Daily Bread Design is to use embossing on our cards. I chose this Marianne embossing folder and ribbon border.  This wonderful new image from ODBD and custom die cut was colored with copic markers. I just added the pretty ribbon border to this card with some pearls to finish it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flourishes Lets hop

Flourishes is having a scavenger hunt blog hop. I used their gorgeous  Spring bouquet and colored it with copics. I cut it out and the background with scalloped squares from Spellbinders.  Added some lace, gems, a bow and some peel off bling in the corners. I edged everything with a gold pen.  There are 8 things you need on your cards so hop over to the blog and get the clues along the hop. The DT cards are gorgeous!!!

Stamping Sisters in Christ with Midnight madness sketch

Our challenge this week on Stampin Sisters in Christ was to dig out something we bought and then didn't use. Well I have lots of those things and my Just Rite stamps were some of those that laid in the drawer for years because I couldn't get them to stamp nicely. Now that I know how to put them on the block correctly I"m loving them.   This wonderful layout is from
Priscilla's Midnight madness this week.  I colored the image with copics, used spellbinders and Marianne die cuts for all the circles and a Cheery Lynn butterfly.  The paper is from Bella Bohemia from JoAnn's.  I added a ribbon and some leaves and edged everything with a gold pen. 

Sweet Stamps, Bling it up

Our challenge over at Sweet stamps is to use some bling on our card.  I love this kind of challenge!!! I used Sweet stamps wild rose oval for this card, colored with copics.   I layered it over the Cheery Lynn Kiwi Oval die.   The paper is from Kaiser Craft and the corners were squares cut at 1.5 inches  then cut on the diamond  point to point, then I dropped them into a MS border punch and cut the edges. I added some leaves with a MS punch, some pink gem flower petals, pink gems to the corners, yellow gems to the center of the flowers to finish the card.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Our Daily Bread Shine the Light, Notions

Our challenge this week on Our Daily Bread is to use notions or sewing types of things.  I'm using this wonderful stitching plate from Cheery Lynn Designs, the french pastry doily and a spellbinders scalloped circle die cut. The bird and chickadee die cut are from ODBD matching sets, I love these!!!! I colored it with copics, used a MS leaf and fern punch and a couple of buttons to finish the card. 

Flourishes Be Fruitful!

Our challenge today over on Flourishes blog is to "Be Fruitful"  I chose this gorgeous apple of my eye stamp, colored it with copics, added some flower soft to the blossoms.  I used the Go Kreate XL frilly frame #2 die for the card shape, spellbinders curved rectangle for the image piece and Cheery Lynn ribbon eyelet border die for the edge. I finished the card with a 18k gold pen and peel off saying from Pop up templates

Friday, August 5, 2011

FLLCAUG11, shades of sunset

Our challenge over at Flourishes is shades of sunset. Pinks, oranges etc and I thought this paper and flowers fit this challenge so well.  This beautiful sun flower is from Flourishes and I colored with a mixture of copics. I used yellows, mustard yellows, peaches and white acrylic paint to color the petals, colored the center with browns and then covered it with flower soft, also from Flourishes.  The fence die is from Cheery Lynn designs, MS butterfly punches and ferns and a prima flower and DP.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 129, Flowers

Our challenge for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday is flowers and more flowers.  This beautiful set is called humming along.   I colored it with copics and layered it with Kaiser Craft English Rose papers. Added some MS punched ferns, a prima rose and some bling. The sketch for this creation is from Priscilla's Midnight madness blog and as always the DT cards on both sites are just fabulous.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Belli Challenge, Non paper

Our challenge today on Creative Belli is to use something non paper. I dug around in the drawers and found this mesh.  The stamps are from Just Right backyard bird set. The die cuts are Marianne Designs. Some gold peel offs and prima flowers with a MS leaf and fern punch.  Copics to color the image and flower with.  My DT sisters are listed to the right of this entry so please check out their fabulous creations!!