Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tribute to Joe Nathan

I made this card for two reasons, Our Daily Bread Design challenge is black and white and it's a sympathy card for Suma Nathan. Joe Nathan was a icon in scenic stamping and product review for years and years, he will be greatly missed by the stamping world.  I used the lesson from Becca's Amazing Paper Grace blog to make the 5x7 card with a top hinge.  I used the beautiful spellbinders Resplendent rectangles for the shape of the card and the center pieces.  The saying is from the With Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set from ODBD and the inside image (see below)  is from the Quiet Waters stamp set, all from ODBD. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just Rite Good Friends labels twenty nine

I just love this stamp set and matching die from Just Rite stamps.  I colored it with copics and used a cuttlebug for the background.  Corner punch and some bling. 

Timeless Tuesday and Shabby Tea Room Pink

I made this card with for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge all that glitters.  I used their new Roses are red stamp set, I love this bouquet and it's so much fun to color.  I used copics and then added diamond stickles for the glitter on the pink roses. I'm also using this for the Shabby Tea Room challenge which is Pink Party!
Dies used are French Flair by Cheery Lynn
Small exotic butterfly by Cheery Lynn
Eyelet square by Spellbinders
Gold flourish I think is my favorite things die
Some prima flowers and leaves and some baby's breath.    

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cheery Lynn die cut flowers

I made this card for the die cut flowers challenge on Cheery Lynn.  I started this 5x7 card with soft raspberry card and soft yellow that I used the poinsettia embossing plate on.  Now I know I need to get some more embossing plates but this one works well with any of the flowers.   I used the miniature, medium, and large rose die strips for the flowers,  Under the flowers I used the rose leaf strip, olive branches and mini fanciful flourish.  The beautiful oval is the Swedish spring oval. and I added some gems around around it with a gold peel off for the sentiment.   The pretty corners are lace corner deco F.  All dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs. Be sure to check out the fabulous dies and design team creations

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Jan Marie

Happy birthday to Jan Marie and thank you so much for starting this fabulous stamp company!!!  I made this card for Jan Marie's birthday at Flourishes.  I used the beautiful Old fashioned floral stamp, and colored it with copics. I backed this pretty flower oval with a Sentiment Frame #2 from Cheery Lynn, then I used the  perfectly pierced Victorian oval from Flourishes. I added that to the
Swedish Spring oval from Cheery Lynn. I used some printed vellum from my stash for the background and added some lace, ribbon and gems and flower to the side.  I cut 1.5" squares for the corners and then cut them diagonally and used a Martha Stewart punch on the edges.  I added some feathers and gems to finish this card.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flourishes I"m seeing red

I made this card for the I'm seeing red at Flourishes. 
I stamped the pretty winter blossom stamp and colored it with copics and added stickles to the center of the flowers and pussy willows. I cut it out with the Cheery Lynn silver stacker circles and edged it with a gold pen.  The pretty die behind this is a Marianne Anja's square.  The corners are from Cheery Lynn's lace corner deco set.   I mounted all of this on red glittered paper and yellow cardstock for the 6x6 card. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shaped Card for Cheery Lynn

I made this card for the "shaped card" challenge over at Cheery Lynn.   I started out with the  scalloped circle in the larges size and then a silver circle with one of the pretty circle doily and finished with a small silver circle.   I added a couple of the  mini fanciful flourishes with a triple bow and small exotic butterfly.  I used some pretty blue gems and the image is from Just Rite Botanical Medallions and Banners set.  I colored it with copic markers. 

Our Daily Bread, Easter!

This card is for the Easter challenge on Our Daily Bread Design.  I used the beautiful Easter Blessings stamp set, colored it with copics and then used the beautiful Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles dies with a cuttlebug die for the saying.  I added gold edging around the layers with Krylon 18K pen, a bow and some gems to finish this card.   Be sure to check out the February stamp sets at ODBD, they have some awesome Easter stamps and they are all on my wish list.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Marianne Design, favorite colors

The challenge on the Marianne Designs blog is to use your favorite colors. Anything pastel is a favorite with me and I'm more than ready for spring pastels.  You can purchase these Marianne dies from several places and mix and match them. 

Our Daily Bread Design, Animals

The Shining Light challenge over at Our Daily Bread Design is animals. I love this Quiet Waters stamp set and use it often for masculine cards.  It's so easy to work with and I colored it with copic markers and distressed ink. I added some stickles to the trees for some bling.  Labels 8 to stamp on and Decorative Labels 8 for the frame from Spellbinders.  I used the little fence die from ODBD and grass border from Cheery Lynn.  Be sure to check out all the gorgeous Design Team creations on Our Daily Bread Design and the beautiful stamps.  

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Just Rite sketch challenge

The challenge on Just Rite is this sketch.  I used the gorgeous new Floral Flourishes background stamp with peeled paint distressed ink.  The saying is from Good friends label twenty nine set and I stamped in peeled paint on the pretty Decorative labels 8 die. The pretty scalloped border is a Marianne die, Anja Lace.    I added some ribbon and colored the bow part with the peeled paint distress ink also.  Finished the card with some green gems. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines day

Flourishes challenge this week is something with a heart.  I stamped the sentiment from Heartlines set.  I used Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart doily for the frame and backing heart.  The little heart with the sentiment is a Spellbinders.  The beautiful border die is Hearts D'Vine from Cheery Lynn. I added some gems to finish the card.    I"m also entering this in the Teapot Tuesday and Cheery Lynn frame it. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cheery Lynn

I have the honor of being Cheery Lynn's guest designer today for the Frame it challenge. I made the card with the silver oval stacker  and then used the same die for the plaid paper background.  This gorgeous oval Doily Stacker was used for the frame with a silver stacker for the cut out. The beautiful daffodil flower is from Flourishes Signs of Spring set. I colored it with copics RV52 and RV63 and added lots of stickles for the white. I stamped and colored just the flower and had cut it out and pop dotted it for dimension.   I used the  fanciful flourish, olive branch, flourish leaf strip for the greenery. I added a bow and some pearls to finish the card. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

FLLCFEB13, Pick one

The fun challenge on Flourishes this week is pick one.    I chose the pretty lavender, pink and white colors for this beautiful calla lily stamp set.   I started with a 5x7 card, then used the  resplendent rectangles from Spellbinders and then the inverted scalloped oval and silver oval from Cheery Lynn.  I edged these dies in a silver pen.  The butterfly is from Cheery Lynn's Exotic medium.    I added some ribbon and pearls to finish the card.   I chose the first sketch, ribbon and the  colors for my pick one.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our Daily Bread's secret admirer

This weeks challenge on Our Daily Bread Design choose someone's card and recreate it.  I chose this gorgeous card by Grace to recreate. (See below)  I didn't have that darling lamb to use so I used The Mighty Sea stamp instead.  I colored it with copics and distressed ink, trimmed it to fit inside the frame I created with the two largest sizes from Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  I added the cute fence inside and then used some olive branches and pine branch  from Cheery Lynn.  A prima flower finished this card. 

Flourishes Love Sweet Love

The challenge on Flourishes is a sketch this week.  I used the
Love Sweet Love stamp set for this card.  I stamped the image on a Spellbinders label 6 and colored it with copic markers. RV52, R89, Y02, YG03.  I distressed the edges with a gold pen and some Victorian velvet distressed ink.  I used a piece of valentine paper from my stash and the right side is a valentine cuttlebug on light pink cardstock and then I antiqued it with the Victorian velvet.  I added some ribbon, peel off borders and and some bling to finish the card. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cheery Lynn Flourishes

I made this card for the "flourishes" challenge over at Cheery Lynn.    I started this card with a 6x6 teal cardstock, added a piece of pretty paper from my stash and then added some Cheery Lynn dies.  The corner die is the Victorian Romance Flourish.  I love that die, it's so elegant.  I added a Fanciful Flourish coming out from the corner and then a  Mini Fanciful Flourish to the side.   The beautiful flowers are iridescence metallic foil, they are teal or purple depending on which way you hold them under the light.  They are made with the three rose strips,  miniature, medium and large.   I finished the card with a gold peel off border.  Be sure to check out the Cheery Lynn blog, join in the fun to win a gift certificate to purchase some of these gorgeous dies. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Just Rite Botanical Medallions & Banners

I love the clear stamps and flowers from Just Rite, this  Botanical Medallions and Banner set is so versatile.  You can use it for just about anything.  I started this 5x7 card with just a white card, layered the cuttlebug background over it and I used orchid ink on the inside of the cuttlebug to color the background.  I stamped the gorgeous hydrangea on a scalloped heart from Spellbinders and used the straight heart behind it.  The pretty butterfly is from Cheery Lynn and I added a ribbon and couple of the gems to finish the card. 

Or Daily Bread Design, LOVE

The challenge on ODBD is Love, with pink or red on the card.  This is a 6x6 card and I taped some gorgeous adhesive fabric scrapbook paper from JoAnn's to a piece of cardstock and ran it through the vagabond with a Cheery Lynn Heartland back plate heart.  I stamped the cat from the cat sympathy set and colored the image with copic markers and used linen distressed ink around it make it match the background of the fabric. This set is so versatile, not just for sympathy.  My inspiration for this heart cut out comes from Linda's works of heart.     I just added some peel off borders, prima flower, feathers and leaf to finish this card.