Saturday, February 28, 2009

Framed Serenity

This framed Serenity Prayer combines two challenges. The first is Julia's Ways to Use it Frugal Finds(WT207). I purchase several sets these hanging frames a few years ago at the Target dollar spot. Except I think they were $2.50 a set. I have not done a lot with them. As I was going through the Room Service Home website, I came across this desk set. Immediately, I was drawn toward the dry erase hanging in the background and I remembered my frames. A frugal find is only a frugal find if it is used, otherwise it is wasted money. So, I am finally using my frames!!!

I thought the frame would look wonderful with tomorrow's Our Daily Bread Designs Serenity Prayer release. Thanks, Stef for great inspiration, and thanks to Julia for an awesome frugal finds challenge.

I embossed the prayer on textured cream cardstock using versa mark and black ep. I love the elegant simplicity of just the embossed prayer with nothing else added. I chose not to do anything else to it except switch out the ribbon hanger to black gingham. What do you think? I think I will hang this one in my craft room. It is a great gift idea whether it is a prayer or a scripture.

STAMPS Our Daily Bread Designs Serenity Prayer

INK Versa Mark

PAPER The Paper Company's cream white

ACCESSORIES black 5/8" gingham, black squared frame, black ep

Friday, February 27, 2009

CAS Thank You!

I have so been wanting to do the CAS(Clean and Simple) challenges that Miss Boo has started at SCS. I uploaded this to SCS on Wednesday. I am finally getting it loaded here. This card is for CAS03. It is a sketch. Love it!!!! Thanks, Jen!!!

I used some PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI vanilla cream, and Raspberry Fizz dp for my card. I used Ranger Antique Linen and Tea Dyed ink to antique all of the cardstock, dp, and ribbon to give it a softer aged look. I am using a retired SU set called Best Blossoms. I stamped the flowers in PTI Raspberry Fizz ink. I masked two of the flowers, then stamped the leaves in PTI Ripe Avocado ink. I added a MS scalloped edge. I added a piece of Ripe Avocado saddle-stitched ribbon and three little buttons to complete my CAS card!!!! This card is VERY CAS to me!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Potter!!!! and a card from Kelley!!!!

First of all, I must say that I am very late with these challenges. I was out of town on Sunday when Jami Bova was introduced as this week's Feature Stamper. I just knew I had to do a card for Jami since she is a super sweet person, she makes fabu cards, and she designed my blog it!!! The girl just rocks!!! So, here is the card I chose to case after much perusing. Congratulations, Jami for such a well-deserved honor!!!!

I changed the colors to comply with CC207 and images, but I tried to stay true with the sketch and the Bible scripture theme. I did not use pattern paper because I am combining this challenge with the CC207. We are to use summer sun, kiwi kiss, and pumpkin pie. When I thought of these colors, I immediately thought southwest feel.

I am previewing a new set by
ODBD You are the Potter to be released March 1st. These clay jars are perfect with these colors. Also, let me just add, that coloring these clay pots is fun and easy. LOVE it.

ODBD You are the Potter
PAPER PTI dark chocolate, pumpkin pie, kiwi kiss, summer sun, gp white
INK PTI dark chocolate, copic and permanent markers
ACCESSORIES Scor-Pal, chocolate twill ribbon, HPH retired, MS border punch, foam tape

Judy Rozema the Our Daily Bread Design Team Coordinator assigned those of us who wanted to play in a special Valentine Project during February a design team member to send a card to during the month. We were to keep it all a secret and post the card we received during the last week in February. Imagine my surprise when I received this beauty from none other than the owner of ODBD, Kelley Holland!!! IT is GORGEOUS!!!! She is using the ODBD I am the Way set!!!! Her flower is beautifully colored and she added some shimmerz for a soft sparkly effect. Love the colors, the hardware, and stickpin detailing. I think it is just beautiful!!!! Happy Valentine's to me!!!! Thanks so much, Kelley!!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge. This week Silke Ledlow is hosting the Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC4). She wants us to use vellum on our cards. There are all types of vellums. You have vellum cardstock, vellum paper, colored vellum, embossed vellum, printed vellum, and all kinds of vellum stickers and embellishments. In addition, there are many techniques that can be done using vellum. So, the challenge this week is to dust off your vellum stash and do something with it!!!!

I am using Flourishes Summer Botanicals and Many Sentiment sets. I love this coneflower. It looks just as fabulous in bright colors as it does as a silhouette image. Here I am using some tempting turquoise, so saffron, kiwi kiss, and regal rose colors. They are bold and bright, but I muted the tones a bit with some Ranger Antique Linen distressed ink. I also stamped En Francaise and Sanded dp onto both the dp pieces and edged the pieces with so saffron and regal rose to further mute the hues. I love the effect. Actually, I used the sanded background on the satin ribbon, too, to create a more vintage feel. I then used the same background stamps to create a texture on the kiwi kiss cardstock behind the coneflower. I love the look. I added some paper piercing to the edges to create more interest and frame detailing. I finished with a staz on stamped vellum overlay sentiment. For my sentiment, I use a piece of the 12 X 12 basic gray pattern which is a larger print so the butterfly would be more visible. Love that, too. I used to gold encased pearlized buttons to finish the card. I cut off the button backing and added glue dots.

I am also combining this challenge with the OCC which is to use a tag on our cards.

Be sure to check to see what the other blog team members did with vellum
Cindy Haffner and Kimberly Crawford, and Silke Ledlow
Flourishes Summer Botanicals and Many Sentiment, SU En Francaise and Sanded backgrounds
tempting turquoise, so saffron, kiwi kiss, and regal rose, vanilla cream, Basic Gray Urban Prairie
Adirondack Lettuce, Staz on Olive Green, tempting turquoise, so saffron, regal rose, Ranger antique Linen, Tea dyed
CM oval cutting system, pearl buttons, satin ribbon, glue dots, foam tape, Purple scallop oval giga punch, gold cording, CAD, sponges

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Tower!

This card is for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC168). Thanks, Stef for great inspiration! I combined a rug and a pillow for inspiration with my card. Here are the links. Pillow Rug

I am using Our Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning set. I stamped the focal image in Pink Passion and the scripture in Adirondack Lettuce in keeping with the pillow colors. I also am using Raspberry Fizz and Spring Moss cardstock. To keep with the floral rug look, I am using Basic Gray, Perhaps (I think). Since the paper is on a white base instead of black like the rug, I opted for a 1" piece of grosgrain and a black layer behind image to bring out some black tones. I used a MS border punch to add some color contrast and detail. I finished with two white brads.

STAMPSOur Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning, PAPER PTI Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, gp white, Basic Gray PERHAPS, INK Pink Passion, Adirondack Lettuce ACCESSORIES, MS border punch, 1" black grosgrain, white brads.

Some whine with that cheese, please!!!! This is DAY 10 without my cuttlebug. I have learned that I reach for my cb often only to realize that it is NOT there. I really do not think I made cards before I got!!! I decided that the cuttlebug is much like a dishwasher in that I can make cards without it just like I can have clean dishes, but the process is totally different. Maybe the dishwasher is NOT a good comparison. A more fitting one is hairstyling perhaps. I can roll my hair with a brush and a blow dryer, but using a curling iron or electric rollers makes the task entirely different. Okay, that analogy is NOT good, either.

It gets down to the fact that there are soooo many things I CANNOT do without the cuttlebug. Now, I realize this is one of many types of die cut and embossing machines on the market. Of course, it is the only one I have ever used or had. It has truly revolutionized the way I make cards....the embossing folders, die cuts, etc..... I have finished whining for!!!! Thanks for reading!!!! It is so nice to share!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Footprints in the Sand!

This card is for yesterday's SCS Color Combo Challenge (CC206). Thanks Emily for a great color combo!!! Of course, when I first saw the color choices I thought.... love the kiwi and the rose red, but the more mustard had me stumped. I had forgotten about the retired prints pattern paper stack from last fall, so I pulled it out and thought the grid pattern in the more mustard would look okay. I am using ODBD Footprints in the Sand set. I stamped my image directly onto the pattern more mustard paper. Love the look.
I colored a regular sized paper clip with a permanent mustard looking marker and added a piece of the ribbon from the retired theater ribbon package.
I had to send my cuttlebug back to Provocraft for a replacment. I have been almost a week without it. No nesties, no sizzix, no embossing folders....oh my. What is a girl to do? This girl is dragging out every punch she can find. Some I have not used in years!!!! I used the notch corner punch on this card. I added a scallop border punch detail and a few gold pearl domes to finish my card.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Flower Inspiration!!!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!! Thanks so much for all who played along with us last week. This week Dee Jackson is hosting the Timeless Tuesday Challenge. Flowers, flowers everywhere!!! Whether they are stamped, silk, real, punched, fabric, dried, crocheted, or clear, if it looks like a flower it is a flower!!! So, this week your challenge is to use flowers!!!! Be sure to check out the Flourishes Newsletter to get all the challenge information.

For my card I chose to use the newly released Signs of Spring set. I wanted to focus on only one flower. I am loving bold color combos lately. I am using some Prism medium blush red, certainly celery and black. I love this large flower that comes in the Signs of Spring set. It is big enough to work with an is a true stand alone on a card. I watercolored my flower. I actually followed Christine Okken's watercolor tutorial that was on last week's Flourishes Friday Focus. WOW!!!! It was a fabulous tutorial. I am quite pleased with my effort. I actually left some white!!!! I must confess, though, I did used some copic markers to get some of the deeper color saturation areas. Practice! Practice! I love this quote by Monet that is in the set. To finish off my flower card, I used a piece of basic gray urban prairie dp that I cut using a border punch. I added two urban prairie glazed brads, and some black satin ribbon. The ribbon and basic gray products can be found at the Flourishes store.
Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes blog team's sites
to see what each created using flowers.
Flourishes Signs of Spring
Black staz on, blush blossom, cameo coral, certainly celery, copics
Certainly celery, black, strathmore watercolor paper, Prism medium blush red, Basic Gray Urban Prairie dp
MS border punch, Basic Gray Urban Prairie glazed brads, black satin ribbon, CAD, foam tape

Sunday, February 15, 2009


This card is for the Feature Stamper Challenge (FS106). Congratulations, Julie Lacey!!!!! Your gallery is fabulous!!! Here is the card I chose to case. I chose this card because it was one that was already in my favorites album. I love the design!!!

I changed.....
1.) stamp... I am using ODBD I Am the Way set.
2.) color combo.... I am using kraft with pink pirouette, and Bella Rose dp.
3.) I changed the size of my card. Instead of long and low, I am 5.5 X 6
4.) I did add a border detail below my panel since the card was so tall I felt it need a little more.

ODBD I Am the Way
PAPERKraft, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose dp
INKBlack Staz on
ACCESSORIESscallop punch, circle punches, Fiskars border punch, MS woven ombre putty/pink sand ribbon, retired copper HPH, copics

Saturday, February 14, 2009

God Our Refuge!

This card is for a few challenges. The first one is SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC167). Thanks Stef for wonderful inspiration with a poignant message. THE ARTFULL BRAS PROJECT. Members of Quilters of South Carolina have created one-of-a-kind bras for Breast Cancer Awareness. The exhibit consists of forty-nine original works of art which are unique, entertaining, humorous, and beautiful to make the public aware of breast cancer, to memorialize those lost to the disease, and to honor survivors. I chose the bra with all of the buttons, but used ONLY ONE button on my card. I am using ODBD Keep My Lamp Burning.

The second challenge is for Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge 09. This past week a friend was diagnosed with double breast cancer. While the doctors feel that it was caught in time in both breasts, surgery and possibly chemo are necessary. I would love to call her,send her a card, but she has requested NO cards, flowers, or calls. Technically...anything that will remind her. She does not live nearby, so all I can do is think about her and pray. So, I made this card for me to pray for her daily and to give me strength to be what she needs me to be right now. Psalm 46:1 is a very powerful scripture that really lets me know that all that I am is because of God. And, that HE is there as a refuge and strength.

This card is also for SCS Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC207). Thanks, Judy for such a wonderful challenge. We are to use two or more things on a card that are a stretch for me. The first thing that is a stretch for me is buttons. Until this week I rarely used them....especially the kind that actually look like buttons. So I added ONE button that actually looks like a button. Next, I created my own DP. I stamped Heidi Snapps Damask image several times in Adirondack Lettuce. I then added SU En Francaise background over the top using Ranger Tea Dyed ink. I love the end result. Note to self....make your own dp more often!!!

STAMPS ODBD Keep My Lamp Burning, Heidi Snapps Damask, SU En Francais PAPER PTI ripe avocado, poppy, gp white, black INK versa mark, black staz on, Adirondack lettuce, Ranger Tea Dyed ACCESSORIES button, brads, wrought iron corner punch, gingham ribbon, foam tape, dimensionals, 1" circle punch, black ep, CAD

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Buttons and Fabric!!!

This card is for SCS Ways to Use it Challenge (WT205). As soon as I read that we are to use fabric, I knew I wanted to combine it with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday button challenge(FTTC2) for the week.
I have been making a lot of CAS cards of late. Why? These cards are the HARDEST cards in the world to make to me!!! LOL!!!! I tip my hat to all you CAS PROS!!!!! For me, it is easy to throw layers and stuff on a card and have it look okay, but when you get down to the bikini of cards...there is NO HIDING!!!! I find the CAS simply challenging!!!!
I have had a box of fabric swatches my sister gave me for well over a year. I do not think I have made anything with them...until now. This striped fabric actually had the pinking edge already there. I selected some cardstock that matched it and I was on my way. I am using Flourishes, LLC Spring Ephemerals set. One can never go wrong with this set. I should have picked it up first.
Currently, I am without a CUTTLEBUG!!!!! I am really down to the bare minimums it seems!!!!
For those of you on the fence about getting a cuttlebug, GET IT!!!! It is probably the most used item in my craftroom aside from cardstock, ink, and stamps!!!! A few months ago I was running an embossing sandwich through the bug when I hear an awful sounding cracking noise. I thought....I bet I just cracked my first plate. Plate cracking must be fairly problem. Anyhow, when I looked. it was NOT the plates that cracked but the side of my cuttlebug all the way across. I almost freaked. Of course, I checked to see if I could still cut out dies with it, and it did work. However, when I would try to put my sandwich through it, it would creaked and the crack would open. I thought the whole side would crack and the bug would split in two. So for over a month or more, I used a bone folder to emboss with my nesties. I mentioned my cracked cuttlebug on one of my DT threads. I had a friend mention to contact Provocraft. I never thought to contact them. I CB is over a year old and well loved. I did it anyway...nothing to lose, right. I received an email back giving me a shipping address to return it and they would replace it. WHAT!?!??!? Of course, I had to pay the shipping to them. It cost $15 UPS, but still.....I am getting a new cuttlebug. That is fantastic customer service!!!!! So, for now....I have NO cuttlebug which means NO textured plates, NO NESTIES shapes, NO swirls and flourishes...NOTHING!!! I wonder how long it will take for me to get my bug back? Patience!!!! I know!!!
Flourishes Spring Ephemerals
CARDSTOCK PTI Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Vanilla Cream, SU really rustINK,Aqua Mist, Adirondack Lettuce
ACCESSORIESAqua Mist ribbon, corner punch, buttons, kite string, fabric

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just Because....and some AWARDS!!!!

I just wanted to stamp and color a flower tonight and use some of my new cardstock. So, this is one of those just because.....I wanted to cards..and a challenge!!!! This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC215) . I am using ODBD I Am the Way set. I just love that this set has two sizes of flowers in it. Both flowers are big enough to color and cut out, too. Love that.

Generally, I am not much of a pink person, but I just love this Raspberry Fizz cardstock. I even love the way it sounds. I am also using some Vanilla Cream and Spring Moss cardstock. Love these colors together. They just seem so fresh and vibrant. So, I thought my single flower would look fantastic with it. I colored using some aquapainters and markers. I did top the flower off with some cotton candy stickles for alittle soft glitzy pink. I used cuttlebug embossing folders to the two vanilla cream pieces for texture. I used a MS border punch give a little border detail without being too much. I added two soft green colored dew drops. Using a ribbon slider with some 5/8" grosgrain I created a cute little corner detail. I love my final look.


ODBD I Am the Way
PTI Vanilla cream, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss

Black staz on, certainly celery, permanent markers, pink passion
MS border punch, cuttlebug ef, SU ribbon slider, grosgrain, dew drops, foam tape, stickles


I need to post some long overdue AWARDs that I have received. I received two awards from Stef(Glitterbabe) a couple of weeks ago and due to my ear and throat issues, I have not had a chance to post. Plus, I really wanted to research the web and take a look to see who I wanted to name for this award.

The first award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.” The rule of the award is to now pass it on to another 8 people who demonstrate this spirit.

The eight I choose for this award are....


The next award Stef gave to me is the Kreativ Bloggers Award. I am suppose to share this award with 6 other people as well as reveal six things about myself. You must continue reading for that as I put it at the end of the post.

Cher Deb Joanne Julia Mercy Stacy

Chris awarded me the Inspired Blog Award. I am to pass this award on to six other bloggers who inspire me. Right now I am trying to absorb all things coloring. So, the following bloggers have some serious coloring skills. Some even do step by step "how to" instructions.

Six things about me....

1.) I am a middle child
2.) I am left-handed
3.) I love to cook, but from recipes handed down verbally….a pinch of this and a pinch of that. I am a true Southern cook with healthier alternatives than the days of yore. I DO NOT FRY chicken, etc. I have a few times, but generally NEVER!!!! If anyone wants fried chicken, it must be store bought. My kids generally ask for chicken on the bone in that wording because for so many years chicken with a bone was a rarity.
4.) I stamp standing up. Last year some time I was at Target and they had this dining table in expresso(I love black and really dark woods) for $49.00 or something. I love sales, too!!!! Anyway, I got this huge table that stands in the middle of my craft room. I could not find a counter height stool comfortable enough to sit in for long periods of time nor could I reach everything at the other side while sitting, so I stand to stamp. Some days my foot or leg goes to sleep where I stood too long in the same position. I am having to make myself move more or prop my foot up. Crazy, but I love my table!!!!
5.) I love Mexican Food. I guess I really should clarify that I love Mexican-American cuisine. I could eat salsa , beans, and rice everyday. I do not, but I could!!!! It is in a close race with chocolate. Depending on my mood, I have chosen salsa over chocolate. I KNOW!!!!!!
6.) I like clothes and fashion, but I am more of an accessories dresser. Give me a great fitting pair of mid rise boot cut jeans and some boots with heels( I am short and need the height and the heels help my back) and jacket with the right accessories and I have the perfect outfit for everyday of the week. As far as the clothes go, I really have to force myself NOT to buy one of every color of a particular style of shirt or top. I try to limit myself to just two, but I have actually gone back and purchased two more in different colors and justified it since I did not purchasing it at the same time. LOL!!!! I actually had a friend tell me years ago, “Betty, I know what you are going to wear everyday, I just do not know what color.”

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!! Thanks so much for all who played along with us last week. This week I am hosting the Timeless Tuesday Challenge. It seems that buttons are everywhere. Whether they are tiny or huge, colorful or clear, slick or textured, or even stamped, they are one of the hottest items out there. So, this week your challenge is to use buttons!!!! While we are on the subject of buttons, would you like our Timeless Tuesday button for your blog? Check out the Flourishes Newsletter for code information and to find out who won last weeks Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!

Buttons!!!! Can you believe I actually wanted to use buttons? You all know I have button issues. However, I am trying to embrace buttons!!!!! I know my buttons are really small. Actually, they are brad buttons, but they still look like buttons. It counts!!!!! So, even if you have button issues like me, you can still play along.

For this card, I used the Flourishes, LLC Poppy Patch and Many Sentiments sets. This card has alittle story, though. Jodi(Kharmgirl) did this card several weeks ago. I really loved her card and kept thinking I bet I could recreate it using Flourishes stamps. Well, once I started probing, I realized that the card Jodi did is a feature stamper challenge CASE. So, it is Judy(JaydeKay) card that started it all. I kept the basic layout of Jodi's card except I went with my usual 5.5 square size so slight modifications had to be made. I also went with some bold colors. I am using Prism by Prismatics classic red which is more of a tomato red. I am also using some kiwi kiss, basic black, and gp white. LOVE this color combo.

As for my poppies, I stamped the general layout and edged around the poppies with R27 copic. I colored the leaves and stamped additional poppies onto another piece of gp white cardstock. I colored these with copics. I used R27 and R29 and the colorless blender to remove ink to create some highlights. I cut out the poppies and adhered the top three directly to the flowers and added dimensionals to the bottom two. I also added some C1 for shadow effect beside the stems and the flowers. I do not have the greens in the copics the shade I needed to color the leaves so I used a blender pen and adirondack lettuce. I really love my bold dimensional poppies card!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Check out the other Friends of Flourishes Blogs to see what they did with buttons! scoop Becca Feeken, Cindy Haffner , Dee Jackson , Kimberly Crawford, and Silke Ledlow’s .


Flourishes Poppy Patch and Many Sentiments


Prism by Prismatics classic red, kiwi kiss, basic black, and gp white


Black Staz on, Copics


Two black tiny button brads(MM), gold cording, scallop border punch, dimensionals

Sunday, February 8, 2009

You are Missed and Path of Life

These cards are for SCS Feature Stamper Challenge (FS105). Congratulations Karen for being today's Feature Stamper!!! I did two cards today!!!!! Can you believe it? I am finally starting to feel better after a tonsil infection relapse from LAST week. What is up with that? Of course, after perusing Karen's gallery I chose two card layouts and designs that I wanted to CASE.

Here is the link to the first card. I wanted to keep both cards in the Clean and Simple Style(CAS) so I left a lot of the technique stuff off. I used ODBD Path of Life set. I did change the color scheme. I used kraft base, one piece of dp, two punches, and one ink, and a touch of ribbon. I think that is pretty simple, yet I really love the bold look. I only used one side of the picture image stamp. I did not color it as I love the clean look just the way it is. I used the 1/4" circle punch to create faux brads. I really love how the turned out.


Here is the next card I chose to CASE. I love this layout and design. I am using ODBD Flourished Christian Symbols I used kraft cardstock base, my Basic Gray Bittersweet dp, a piece of ribbon, two flowers, and some half back pearls. I love this look, too. I do not know if I could choose a favorite, though.

Both were Fun and clean and simple(CAS)!!!! Thanks, Karen for the inspiration!!!!

ODBD Path of Life, Flourished Christian Symbols
Kraft, pretty in pink retired dp, Basic Gray bittersweet
Black staz on, Ranger Fired Brick
black grosgrain, retired burgandy grosgrain, 1/4" circle punch, MS border punch, prima flowers, half back pearls, big pearl from pretties kit

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Am the Way!

This card is for the Card Positioning Systems (CPS101) Sketch Challenge. I am using the newly released ODBD I Am the Way set. I have wanted to make a card using the largest of the curved Nestabiities. I cut out two panels in cardstock and one in Scenic Route Sonoma. I adhered the dp to one of the cardstock pieces. I punched out word window punches at the top to run my black grosgrain through to tie the front of the card to the back. I stamped my scripture in both black staz on and Ranger Fired Brick. I used my word window punch to punch out all the words in the scripture that are capitalized for emphasis. I added some fired brick to the edges of the punched pieces and adhered. I added some gold pearl domes. I punched out a circle and stamped the smallest lily in the set. I colored it and stamped another image colored, and cut it out. I added some regal red shimmerz to the petals. I attached over the other circle stamped flower using dimensions. I used black floss to create the X pattern that is in the skecth. I love the finish card. What do you think?
ODBD I Am the Way
basic black, TPC cream, Scenic Route Sonoma
Ranger Fired Brick, Black Staz on
Nestabilites curved rectangles, SU punches, gold pearl domes, dimensionals, foam tape, permanent bic markers, shimmerz, black floss, black grosgrain

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!!!!

All of us are so excited to be a part of the Flourishes "Timeless Tuesday". We, the Friends of Flourishes, will be bringing you exciting and different challenges each week. This week Cindy Haffner is hosting our first ever Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge. To kick off this challenge in a Flourishes way she wants us all to use flourishes and swirls of any kind. So if it has a flourish or a swirl, it will work. Check the Flourishes Newsletter for challenge and link information, and to find out what you need to do to win!!!! Names of all those that entered will be shuffled through and the winner gets a $10 gift certificate to use in the Flourishes store. Look out for surprise monthly drawings as well!

I used the Flourishes, LLC Lace Heart for my card. I just love this heart stamp. I combined real red, regal rose, and gp white. I created my background paper by stamping the heart several times. I stamped the heart in regal rose across the page, then turned it upside down and stamped in between. I love the finished look with all those flourishes and swirls. I stamped my heart for my focal image. I stamped the word LOVE that comes in the set in real red. I added a a layered prima with a pearl button to the center. I used my new sizzix swirl die cut to add a few swirls to my flowers along with the MS branch punch. I finished with a bow that came on a Christmas candy box or something. The bow was already tied. All I had to do was clip the back and attach it to the card. It is a very fine red and white strip. I did add a few red basic gray enamel brads.

Be sure to check out the Flourishes Newsletter for challenge details and instructions. Also, check out all the blog teams sites to see what what all the Friends of Flourishes created for the challenge. Becca Feeken , Cindy Haffner , Dee Jackson , and Kimberly Crawford, and Silke Ledlow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

STAMPS Flourishes, LLC Lace Heart INK real red and regal rose PAPER real red, regal rose, gp white ACCESSORIES primas, pearl button, sizzix swirl die cut, enamel brads, foam tape, dimensionals, ribbon(unknown), MS branch punch

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