Monday, February 27, 2012

Lavender monochromatic card

I bought this top die cut from Heartfelt Creations quite awhile ago and finally played with it yesterday.  I have to tell you that it works much better if you use wax paper between the die and card stock. I ruined a few trying to get them out of the die before I did that.You can purchase the HFC dies at Joan's Garden.   I cut my card and scored it, added the top die and then used a piece of DP on the inside to cover the addition. I used a Martha Stewart large border punch for the sides, MS butterfly punch, spellbinders for the saying and added some gold pen and bling to finish it. I'm using this card for the monochromatic challenge on Stampin Sisters in Christ. 

Cheery Lynn Lots of Layers challenge

The challenge on Cheery Lynn is lots of layers this week.  I made this card shape using the inverted scalloped oval XL stacker set. I scored and folded my card stock then laid the die on it with the left side off the fold to make the base card, then I used the same die and cut a piece of the pretty new Fab Scraps High Tea paper from Joan's Garden.  I then cut the beautiful Swedish Spring Oval die  and trimmed the card and the die with a gold pen.  For this pretty flower image I used the flower from the Mother's Day set from
Our Daily Bread Design and cut it out with the scalloped coved rectangle die and edged it in gold also.  I used the flourish from the inside of the Celtic oval frame and the inside of the Victoria Garden Doily Frame.  I used the olive branches for the gold mirror card ones to give it some light. The flower was made from the Stacker Flower 5 and the classic window stacker to cut the sizes. I have about 6 layers on the flower and a pearl in the center to finish the card.  If you have some Cheery Lynn dies come and play along for a chance to win a gift certificate for the dies.  I'm also entering this in the challenge for Joan's Garden and Our Daily Bread Design.  Be sure to check out all of the blogs to see the beautiful creations from the teams, and a chance to win some goodies!!! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just Rite Birthday Challenge

This pretty birthday card is for the Just Rite Blog Birthday Challenge. This pretty stamp is from the Botanical Butterflies set. The Birthday Wishes is from the Topsy Turvy Cake set.  I used some gorgeous Marianne dies, Anja corner, and Scalloped Circles which you can get from Sweet Stamps or
Joan's Garden.    I used Spellbinders Label 10 for the sentiment.  I added some Pine Branches  from Cheery Lynn and a couple of Prima flowers to finish the card.  Be sure to check out all the websites and blogs to see amazing creations!!  I'm also sharing this with the Stampin Sisters in Christ monochromatic challenge.

Our Daily Bread Design Out of the Box

If you are looking for the Guest designer card for Cheery Lynn, please scroll down one post. 
This spring up card was made for the Out of the Box challenge on Our Daily Bread Design.   Our challenge was to make a shaped card.  The sentiment is from Scripture Collection 5.
The pretty flower on the bottom is made with  Sweet William small stamps and matching die.
I added some olive branches from Cheery Lynn designs to surround the saying.  The paper is K&Co and some bling to finish the card. 

Cheery Lynn Frame it challenge

I'm so honored to be Cheery Lynn's guest designer today.  I love their dies and they are made in America!!! Even the very intricate dies are easy to work with.  The challenge on Cheery Lynn's blog is to use a frame.  I used the inverted scalloped oval to make the card shape. Just fold an 8.5x11 piece of card stock in half and lay the die cut off the left side a little for the fold.   For the pink layer I used a classic oval XL stacker and then the frame is the new Polynesian sails oval in pale yellow. the light green flourish on the left is the gorgeous fanciful flourish. 
The smaller flourishes are made from taking a piece of card stock and I used scraps and laying them down the center of Celtic oval frame.
The beautiful cross and Lilly image is one of the new Feb releases He is Risen  from Flourishes.  I used copics to color the flowers. I stamped  three of the single flowers and cut them out and popped them along the bottom.   Be sure to hop over to the Cheery Lynn blog and check out all of the designers creations.  Then go to the Cheery Lynn website and check out all the new dies and videos to see the beautiful creations with these American made dies!!!!!
  I'm also using this for The "best buds" challenge on Split Coast for the interactive Fan club is to use flowers on a friends card also.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Best Buds and Daisy Frame

Well I actually made this for a different challenge but I goofed up and used the wrong colors, LOL  so I'm using it for a few other challenges!!  Cherry Lynn has a frame challenge going on and this is their beautiful Daisy Lace Frame, cuts out so perfect and easy! I also used their fanciful flourish and olive leaves die cuts as well.  I took a small strip of DP and a MS border punch and put that on the left side with a pretty ribbon over it.  The oval is the scalloped oval from Cheery Lynn and I used some peel off words on it.  The pretty flower is from Prima.  I can't wait to fill my wish list from Cheery Lynn and get their cuties so I can make my own flowers to match anything I use.  This is for the Best Buds from Split Coast and Stampin Sisters in Christ flower challenge.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scene it, Our Daily Bread Design

This is another scene for the challenge on
Our Daily Bread blog.     I used the Mighty sea set again for this card.  Cheery Lynn French flair for the shapes and a Martha Stewart border punch with some black peel off corners. Added a bow to finish the card.

Cheery Lynn frame it, custom frame

For the Frame It challenge on Cheery Lynn this time I wanted to create my own frame.  This is the
 border carnivale and it works great for making a gorgeous frame around your card.  I cut 4 of them and then mitered the corners to fit the 6x6 card.  I used several of the XL French flair stackers, scalloped, classic and turned the smallest one for the image layers.  I used the gorgeous Fanciful flourish in the deep raspberry, layered over it is the olive and pine branches.  The pretty leaf is from the flower stacker 5 set.  The little flowers are from Michaels.  The pretty image is from Flourishes Calla Lily set and I colored them with copics.

Cheery Lynn's frame it challenge

This is the first card for the Frame it challenge on Cheery Lynn.  For this card I used the Daisy Lace frame on the top and Border carnivale along the bottom of this 6x6 card.  For the decorations I used the gorgeous fanciful flourish and  the olive and  pine branches.  I tucked those and a pretty prima flower into the border carnivale.  I added a pretty pink bow to finish the card.  The flower was colored with copic markers and my air compressor.  I don't have the cuties  yet from CL and they are high on my wish list to make my own flowers!!!  Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations that the DT made. 

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday corner bookmark

Our challenge this Tuesday on Flourishes blog is to make a corner bookmark.  I used the pretty image From the Desk of and colored it with copic markers. The shape is spellbinders label 20, sponged some color while the die was still on the paper.  The base of the card is a very soft lime green, paper is from my stash, then I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the bookmark and rust colored layer.  Added some lace and a ribbon to finish the card. 

Arcrylic Distress and Best Buds

This pretty background is a version of the Technique lovers challenge on Split coast Stampers.  I had to improvise on this technique because I don't have any acrylic paints.  I used a 5x7 Madison cuttlebug folder and I took white washed coordination's paper used TH scattered straw distress ink all over it.  Then I ran it through the cuttlebug and the color in the core was teal so I sanded off much of the teal and then used a Marvy ink pad to highlight the raised ridges.  I then took shimmer mist and sprayed it on a paper towel and removed some of the color to make it look distressed. That worked great because now the background shimmers also.  The borders are the gorgeous Border Carnivale from Cheery Lynn. The pretty calla lily is from Flourishes I colored it with copics and then cut it out.  I added a bow and some gems to finish the card.  I'm also using this card for the Monthly fan club theme, Best Buds.   Remember for a mere $25 per year you get to interact with the Dirty Dozen on SCS and see their gorgeous creations, you also don't have to wait to have your uploads approved and many other benefits by paying this little amount to help keep SCS up and going.   I'm also using this for the Stampin Sister in Christ flowers challenge.  Be sure to check out all the gorgeous creations on all the sites.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design, Scene it

Our challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is to make a scene with their stamps. I stamped The Mighty Sea for the sand and ocean and The light of the world for the lighthouse.  The cattails are from With Deepest Sympathy.   I colored it with copic markers and distressed ink.  I stamped the light house first and masked it, then stamped the mighty sea under it.  I masked off the sun and birds from that stamp so it would work better with the light house.  I added a saying from The light of the world set and stamped the cattails in the corner.  The red frame is a Martha Stewart around the page punch. Card size is 5.5 square. 

Joan's Garden Get well challenge

Our challenge this week at Joan's Garden is a Get Well card, green and white and a basket on it.  This pretty basket of flowers is from the Love Sweet Love stamp set at  Flourishes.  The beautiful corner die is a Marianne Anja corner and you can get that from Joan's Garden.  You emboss it first and then cut.  I used some paper from my stash and the die cuts are spellbinders labels 2 for the image and 4 for the saying.  I added some prima leaves and flowers and a MS fer punch.  I colored the image with copics. 

Timeless Tuesday, use Red!

Our challenge over at Flourishes this week is to use some red on our card.  I think this qualifies, LOL  I love this spring bouquet from Flourishes stamp set.  I cut a Marianne frame from red cardstock and then used the spellbinders oval in the center and put the image behind it.  I colored the flowers with copics and added some Marianne ferns, Martha Stewart ferns and a prima flower.  All the pink ferns are actually gold mirror card but they are reflecting the red.  Trimmed everything with a gold pen to finish the card.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Craft a Scene winter challenge

There's a new scenic blog with challenges on it and this challenge is make a winter scene.  Check out the new "Craft a Scene"
I stamped the fence with house and right fence first, masked them and then stamped the edges from Sutter's big path.  I masked the house and windmill and stamped the mountains up so I could stamp the soft hill in between the two.  I colored it all with copics and the airbrush system and added the horse and rider and stickles with white glitter for the snow. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sophia's Heart

This gorgeous new Sophia's heart die is from Cheery Lynn designs.  I cut the die out, it helps to emboss it first and then add a shim to get the tiny details to cut the best.  Then I used a circle XL stacker die from CL and cut it out of sticky paper. I laid the die cut down on the sticky paper and then used glitter over the whole thing.  The glitter is really pretty IRL, it's purple holographic.  I cut the card 5.5 square and added a piece of DP from K&Co, then I added lots of pretties to finish the card.  Lace, gems, flower and fern punched out, gold holographic corners and fancy label with matching bling.
This is for the  Creative Belli challenge
Also entering into the Stampin Sisters in Christ 
Dies used:
Sophia's heart
Circle XL stacker
Spellbinders fancy tags 2
Matching bling from Want 2 scrap

  I also used Sophia's hearts for this card and a spellbinders fancy tag with matching bling. K&Co paper.  I used the center piece from one of the other dies for this card and stamped a Flourishes saying in the center.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Our Daily Bread "Heart" challenge

Our challenge is to use the word H-E-A-R-T and make things on our card starting with three of those letters.  I used their Seeds stamp for the saying and the Tulip corner for the flowers.  The recipe for the card is:  H for heart corner punch from Martha Stewart,  E Embossing with a 5x7 Natural cuttlebug folder, R  Ribbon, T tulips.  Spellbinders label for the saying, I edged the card and label in gold.  Added some bling and fern punch from MS and cut out two more of the tulips for the corner.   

Friday, February 10, 2012

Just Rite Sketch Challenge 66

This sketch was our challenge at Just Rite.  I used their beautiful new stamp set Cast all your cares.  It works with Spellbinders labels 16 which is what I used to cut out the image and the yellow backing. Then I used the Spellbinders big scalloped circles small for the purple layer.  I used a Martha Stewart punch and wove ribbon through it. I added a prima flower with MS leaf and fern punch. I trimmed everything in a gold pen and gold peel off border.  Be sure to check out the new stamps from Just Rite. 

Flourishes noon time challenge, Frame it!

Our noon time challenge on Flourishes is to use a frame around our card.  The background on this card is the antique map, with the ship from A guiding light set.    I used the cove rectangle XL stacker from Cheery Lynn design die to make the frame. I colored everything with copics.  I edged everything in copper peel off borders and added glitter glue to the ships sails and water.    Be sure to visit the Flourish blog and check out the new sets, they are fabulous!!!!

Flourishes noon time challenge

Flourishes noon time challenge was a pretty inspiration in pink and black.   This pretty image is from the Butterflies and blossoms set.  I also added an extra butterfly from that set. I stamped it in memento black and colored it with copics in the RV colors.  I framed this with the gorgeous new Dutch Doily Rectangle  frame from Cheery Lynn and it has darling little hearts making the flowers.  I added some little heart gems, a double bow and gems to finish the card. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Joan's Garden Spring Challenge

Our challenge on Joan's Garden is to make a spring card, with blue, white, a lattice and a bird on it. I know it's hard to tell but this card is a light turquoise and teal. I used the Cheery Lynn lattice, fence, grass and butterfly for this card.  The cute birds and ornamental iron works is from Marianne.  All of these can be purchased from Joan. 
I punched the birds from white paper and colored the die cut with copics.  The pretty butterfly saying is from Flourishes Butterflies and blossom set. 

McKenna's Birthday and Christmas

Our scrapbook challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is a recipe, I used bling, ribbon and flowers for this page. I was looking for a saying to use with these pictures and I decided that this Each Minute was perfect for this.  My son lives in Texas and his daughter lives in Florida so each time he gets to see her is very precious. These were taken on her birthday in Oct and the top one is her Christmas dress that I sent her with the red sequin shoes to match.  Unfortunately I didn't realize until I had this page done that I cut her pretty bow and top knot off her head, LOL  The pretty corner flourish is from Cheery Lynn
Be sure to check out all the gorgeous creations on ODBD blog, and join us in the fun and chance to win a gift certificate for those wonderful stamps.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bring back beautiful, Love challenge

Our bring back beautiful challenge is love this month at Flourishes.  I used two of their new sets on this card.  The heart candy is from  the Love sweet Love set.  The saying is from the Heart lines set.  The beautiful oval is from the oval doily stacker set from Cheery Lynn designs.  I cut it out of cryogen white paper and then distressed it with Victorian velvet distress ink.  I used the cute circle flowers from the Marianne die set from Sweet stamps.  The leaves are prima and a cute flower peel off for the center.  The pretty string of hearts are from Michaels.  Copics to color the image and some pretty silver holographic peel off border.  The background is a 5x7 cuttlebug folder.  I will also be adding this card to the Belli challenge and Stampin Sister in Christ.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Bird challenge

Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card today for our previous minister.  His mom passed away this week.  I tried to keep this somewhat masculine which is really hard for me but I think this will be ok.  Our challenge on Flourishes blog is to use birds on our card so this worked out great.   This branch and bird are from the Home tweet home collection.    I stamped in memento rich cocoa and colored with copics.  I used spellbinders scalloped square with labels 15 behind it.  I edged everything with a gold pen and used an EK punch for the corners.  I added some bling and a peel off sentiment to finish the card.   

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Featured stamper Darsie Bruno

The featured stamper on Split Coast this week is Darsie Bruno, check out her gorgeous card that I CASED!!  I changed several things but kept the layout and idea the same. My colors are different, and my embellishments are different.  Congrats Darsie, this is well deserved.  The beautiful heart die is the back plates from Cheery Lynn's  Heart to heart die set. The tiny heart is a spellbinders.  I used some pretty lace and ribbon from my stash and prima flowers and pearls to finish the card. The little saying is from the new Flourishes set. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Charleston Gardens Inspiration

Our challenge on Split Coast Inspiration challenge this week is to go to the Charleston Gardens website and choose something to case.  I chose this gorgeous pillow for my inspiration.  I'm using several ODBD design stamps to create this card.  The flower is from Happy Easter, the top right bird and sentiment are from You will find refuge, the bottom bird is from the
Sing to the lord set. 
I distressed the edges with vintage photo ink and a copper pen.  MS butterfly punch with some pearls. The wheat is from Our Daily Bread set.  

Secret Admirer for Our Daily Bread Design

Our challenge this week for the Shinning Light challenge is to "CASE" someone's card that inspires us.  Well Pat Smethers is a fabulous inspiration with her drop dead gorgeous cards.  I used the Mother's Day stamp set and one of the ODBD design custom Eternity stamp and die cut.  I had to use the larger one today because I have lost the size that fits their border?????  I'm sure I will find it placed in the wrong file someday.  I just colored the lines to make it look like I have layers on it.  Then I started adding die cuts, the leaf flourish and longer leaves are Cheery Lynn, the smaller leaves and ferns are a MS punch and prima flowers. I added some peel off lace which will soon be available from Flourishes to the edge with a gold peel off border.  I used a gold pen to edge the papers. I added some cute pearl stick pins that I think I got at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. The gorgeous new die cut along the left side is Anja edge from Marianne designs.   Here is a link to Pat's gallery on Split Coast stampers, be sure to check out the gorgeous creations!!!

Just Rite and Cherry Lynn

This beautiful rose and frame are from Just Rite's new sympathy set.  It also has the matching die.  I used the new Swedish Spring Oval Frame from Cheery Lynn to fame this pretty set.  The paper is from Flourishes newest Kaiser craft Sweet Nothings set.  I added a pretty silk bow and some pearls to finish the card. The corners are an EK corner punch. I'm also adding this to the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

FLLCFEB12, black/white and one other color

Our challenge this week is black/white and one other color, on Flourishes blog.  Well I was doing great until I realized the flowers had to have some leaves around them so I added the green leaves.  This love sweet love stamp set was perfect for that.  I just received this beautiful dutch doily frame from Cheery Lynn designs and I thought it fit with the red/white/black theme very well.  Obviously I cut one set from red and one from white and then trimmed them to match up.  The spellbinders label 1 worked for the image and backing on the front.  I used some red sparkle ribbon for the corners and bow and prima flowers and leaves from Michaels. I'm also entering this into the Priscilla's Midnight madness challenge.  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Marianne dies

I made this pretty card for the Marianne Divas blog.  I just received this corner and circle die the other day and love them!!!! I ordered mine from Sweet stamps, she carries a lot of the Marianne dies.  I used some K&Co paper and the Anja corner die and then trimmed it in gold pen.  I added some pearls to define it.  I used the pretty scalloped circle die with a spellbinders scalloped circle behind it and on top of it.  These dies are very intricate but they cut out nicely with my vagabond machine.  I stamped the beautiful cherry blossom stamp from Flourishes with memento black ink and colored it with copics in the BV000 and BV02.  I used the Krylon gold pen to edge everything with.  Be sure to check out the Marianne Divas blog and see the gorgeous creations on there.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Split Coast Everything Turquoise

Our challenge this week on Everything Turquoise over at SCS is a photo with these colors.  I used some K&Co paper and the gorgeous corner die in taupe is from Cheery Lynn.
The leaves and ferns are a MS punch and prima flower.  I used a 3.25x5 inch piece for the frame and a spellbinders die to cut out the center.  The saying is from Just Rite sympathy set released this month.  This layout is sort of a "case" of Kittie C card.  She does amazing layouts and gorgeous flowers on her cards. Here is a link to her blog