Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC13). This week Cindy Haffner is hosting. Cindy is challenging us to a sketch she has designed. As far as sketches go, there is not much explanation necessary. You can turn it and enlarge the sections to fit your card size. However, in the end, it should still look like the sketch. Good Luck!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!!!

I am using the Flourishes Siberian Iris set. With Mother's Day just a couple of weeks away, now is the time to order this beautiful set!!! I interpreted the squares behind the circle with more layers. I used the Spellbinders Label three diecuts to layer behind squares. I am using some Memory Box dp.

I stamped one image on cardstock with sentiment. I cut it out with my circle nesties. Then, I stamped another flower on gp white cardstock. I colored my Siberian Iris with copic markers, then cut it out. I made sure to outline all the edges in permanent black marker. I also altered the silver domes in the corner by coloring them with the permanent black marker. I added some shimmerz to my iris to give it alittle sparkly sheen. I had to reconfigure the sketch to fit my square card so the sentiment is in the circle and a bow knot is in the place of the sentiment.

Be sure to check out the Friend of Flourishes Blog Team cards to see what
they did with the Sketch Challenge!!!

This card is also for the OCC Challenge. "This week, Silke is challenging us to use *our own* favorite Color Combo on a card or project - how easy is that???" I would have to say that my favorite color combo is red, white, green, and black. Sometimes more or less of one shade, but usually all four.

Flourishes Siberian Iris
PTI Poppy and Pure Black, GP white, SU Old Olive, Memory Box dp
Palette Noir, Poppy, copic markers
Circle and Label three Nesties, ribbon, silver domes colored with permanent black marker

Sunday, April 26, 2009

In God We Trust!!!! ODBD May Sneak Peaks!!!!

This card is for the Feature Stamper Challenge (FS116)!!! Congratulations, Kathy(wattle)!!!! Your gallery is gorgeous!!! Here is the card I chose to case!

I am giving you a sneak peak at one of ODBD new releases for May called In God We Trust. I changed ONE of the two stamp sets Kathy used. I changed the colors. I added different colored ribbon tabs.

I colord my eagle with aqua painter and used soft sky, Ranger inks in antique linen and vintage photo. I tried to create a flowing hair lool. LOL!!! I love how it turned out. I sponged the edges of the panels with the antique linen to soften the white.

ODBD In God We Trust, SU Baroque Motifs
Dark Chocolate, Soft Sky, Real Red, Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, Palette Noir
PTI dark chocolate, GP white, Night of Navy
Nestabilities, cuttlebug ef, aqua painter, gingham ribbon, sponges, foam tape

Saturday, April 25, 2009


This card is for a couple of challenges!!! First it is for today's inspiration challenge. Thanks Stef for the wonderful choices on the Kleenex boxes. I chose this one for my inspiration.

This card is also for yesterday's Limited Supplies Challenge(LSC217). We were to create a card inspired by the colors of a room in our home. Thanks, Jeanne for this cool challenge. I chose my living room which is painted Thunderbird by Benjamin Moore. It is really a soft sky or aqua mist color. I have chocolates, mochas, and blacks...with a few pops of reds. For my card, I tried to stay in the chocolate and aqua mist hues since those are the primary colors in my living room.

I am using ODBD set called The Cross of Christ. I used one piece of some new K & Co dp I picked up at Micheal's the other day. I thought this soft floral dp looked a lot like the print on the Kleenex box. I also created the piece of paper on the right using some background stamps. I tried to keep things limited so my embellishments are two brads and a piece of ribbon.

ODBD The Cross of Christ, SU sanded bg, CHF fine lines, canvas, and Spanish script backgrounders
K & Co. Life's Journey, PTI dark chocolate, vintage cream, aqua mist
dark chocolate, aqua mist
Aqua mist ribbon, mm brads, corner punch, nestabilities, EK Success border punch

Monday, April 20, 2009

Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC12)! Kimberly Crawford is our challenge hostess this week. She clearly has a challenge that will make you see things in a whole new way. She is challenging us to use acetate or clear cardstock. You can use clear acetate in many ways. Whether it is for the card base, a frame, windows, or embellishments, or some unique way you have to showcase acetate, we cannot wait to see what you can create.

I am using one of this month's new releases Sweet Violets . I colored the image using some copics and some permanent markers. The hardest thing about coloring these violets is that I only have two purple copic markers. That is about to change, though. Check out this link to find out some fabulous copic marker news from Flourishes.

I used the Spellbinders
Label three diecuts to layer my main image. I am also using Memory Box dp.

For the acetate challenge, I ran the clear cardstock through a cuttlebug embossing folder and punched out a couple of butterflies to add textured acetate embellishements to my card. I topped each butterfly with a halfback pearl.

Be sure to check out the other Friends of Flourishes to see what they created using acetate.

Flourishes, Sweet Violets
gp white, PTI plum pudding, leaf green
Palette Noir, copics, permanent markers
Nestabilities, foam dots, ribbon, cording, pearl domes, cuttlebug ef, MS border punch

Love One Another!

This is for today's SCS Clean and Simple Challenge(CAS11). Today's challenge is from JCPenney bedding inspiration. Thanks, Jen for a terrific choice. Here is my choice for inspiration. I love the colors and the hearts.

I am using one of ODBD April releases called Love One Another. To keep my card clean and simple, I chose one textured cardstock, one color, one ink color, two die cut shapes, one piece of ribbon, and one ribbon slide. I love the way it turned out.

I inked the connecting heart images in raspberry fizz ink and stamped off twice before stamping on the cardstock to get the lighter shade of the scripture color.

ODBD Love One Another

The Paper Company's blonde column, PTI raspberry fizz and vanilla cream
Raspberry Fizz
Nestabilities, raspberry fizz grosgrain ribbon, SU ribbon slide

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Welcome Children!

This card is for this week's SCS sketch challenge(SC224). Thanks, Roxie for a wonderful sketch.

I have had very little crafting time this week with dh home on vacation, but I just loved this sketch. It is a few days late, but I just had to do a card using this sketch. I am using the April release ODBD set called Children of God. I love this set. The scriptures are all about children along with some children related sentiments. Very versatile. I decided to create a baby boy and a baby girl card. Kept them pretty simple and just let the image and scripture speak for themselves.

Instead of using dp or stamping images for the two horizontal strips that are behind the main panel, I opted to use white strips that were embossed with different textures. I mounted the two white strips to a solid blue or pink piece. I added gingham and attached to the background. The images of Jesus with the children was stamped in ink color and used at full strength. I did not stamp them off. I stamped the scripture in black ink to make it pop. I added the pearls in the corner for my finishing touch. Can you believe it? I did not sponge anything.

ODBD Children of God
Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
SU Pink Pirouette, PTI Spring Rain, Palette Noir
Halfback pearls, cuttlebug ef, cuttlebug border folders, pink and blue 1/4" gingham ribbon, foam tape, nestabilities

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC11)! Becca Feeken is our challenge hostess this week. She is challenging us to paper piercing. Paper piercing is the art of piercing holes through the cardstock for decoration. Paper piercing has evolved so much in the past couple of years with the invention of some highly detailed piercing templates. There are all kinds of piercing ideas to use. Whether it is just a pierced frame or border, some pierced corner accents, a few pierced dots here and there, or you go all out with ornate piercing template patterns, we would love to see what you create.

I am using two newly released sets Vintage Wallpaper background and Swing Set . I am also participating in this week's SCS CAS10 monochromatic challenge. I went green with some white. I tried to keep my layers to a minimum. I stamped the background image using versamark onto new leaf green cardstock. I love the soft subtle look this achieves. I am loving the new Swing set images. I colored the images with copics and paper pieced the dress using some retired polka dot wild wasabi dp. I layered the focal image with the new release Spellbinders Label three diecuts. I love these shapes. I embossed the back layered, but left the top just cut out. I loved how it looked. I added a few pierced details at the corners and along the design points in the background. I finished with a few preadhesive pearls. I thought the pierced scallops in the border punch looked paper pierced, so I added it as a faux paper pierced edging.

Be sure to check out the Friend of Flourishes Blog Team cards to see what

they did with the Paper Piercing Challenge!!!

Becca Feeken
Cindy Haffner

STAMPS Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper background and Swing Set.
CARDSTOCK PTI New Leaf, gp white
INK Palette Noir, copics, versamark
ACCESSORIES Nestabilities, foam tape, pearl domes

Friday, April 10, 2009

The SAME card TWO looks!!!!

This card is for a few challenges. First, it is for today's SCS LSC215. Triple Play! Thanks so much Wendy for a fabulous challenge. This challenge is also for the monthly Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge. I am also participating in Sharon Johnson's (notimetostamp) hang it up challenge. I have a dangling heart charm I added to my card. Another fun challenge, Sharon!!!

I am using ODBD newly release 1 Corinthians 13. I love this scripture. I am using some dp I purchased online a several months ago. It is by Scenic Route and it is very bold and bright. I have been hesitating to use it because it is so bright.

For the triple play LSC challenge. I used two pieces of dp one at the top and one at the bottom....one layer....and I layered the oval nesties....two layers for a total of three layers. My oval scripture, ribbon, and charm are my three focal points. I used red, yellow, and green as the colors in the dp.....and white as my neutral. The card base is the free layer.

After I made my card, took the picture and did the editing, I decided my card needed a new look....SAME card TWO looks...so to speak. So, I took it apart....gasp!!!! I used ranger inks antique linen and tea dyed to distress all the papers and ribbon as well as the focal scripture. I kept both looks because I really could not decide if I liked one more than the other.

Which look do you like?

ODBD 1 Corinthians 13
PTI poppy, Scenic Route dp, gp white
Real red, Ranger antique linen and tea dyed
ribbon, heart charm, gold pearl/domes

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Father's Love!

This card is for the Sketch Challenge(SC223). I actually made an A2 card. It has been awhile as most of my cards are 5.5" or 6" square. This size is hard for me. So little spaced to work with...lol!!!! I am using ODBD newly release Children of God. I am using some Memory Box Butterfield dp and Ranger Inks. I love this dp. The pattern size is very small on many of the pieces. It is perfect for cardmaking. I used an EK success border punch and finished my card with a layered textured prima fleur.
This card should have been pretty simple to do, but I was having a fit with the size. Like I said it has been awhile since I did a card this size. I have forgotten how small the work area is. I tried several things, that did not work do to the size constraints. I ended up using only a portion of the Jesus image in the inset square. I did not color as I felt the coloring in this small a space would have detracted from the verse and whole look. I did sponge the edges with some Ranger inks. I used the antique linen and the old paper. I just recently got the old paper. It has a green hue to it. I stamped the scripture directly to the Memory Box Butterfield dp. I was wondering how to use some of these scene pics that come in the dp pack. I thought this look was perfect. I finished my card with one of the layered flowers in the Prima Fleur Nursery vintage collection. I did change out the small silver brad to a jumbo cream one by Making Memories.
StampsODBD newly release Children of God.
PaperPTI dark chocolate, Prism by Prismatics green shade?, Memory box Butterfield dp
Ranger walnut stain, old paper, antique linen
Prima Fleur nursery tales collections vintage flowers

Monday, April 6, 2009


It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC10). Silke Ledlow is our challenge hostess this week. She is bringing us a fun challenge that I am sure will be one of your favorites!!!! We are to use our favorite Flourishes stamp set!!!! There are so many fabulous choices to choose from it will be a challenge just to choose. However, never fear, if you do not yet own any Flourishes stamps, yet, please choose your favorite stamp set of all time. Also, check the Flourishes Blog to find out how you can get some Flourishes Favorites Designer Picks stamps today at a special price just for today!!!!

One of my favorite Flourishes sets is the Thank You set. This set has always been one of my favorite sets. I love the two different types of tulip images in the set as well as the script gratitude paragraph. The other sentiments in the set are must haves as well. I love the different looks I can achieve with just a script image and a tulip. I am also participating in the Flourishes paper pieced challenge for part of the release week celebrations.

For my card, I am using some of the marbled watercolored patterns in the pack of the Basic Gray Porcelain dp. I stamped my tulip twice onto the green sheet and the multicolored pink sheet. I cut out the images and enhanced the paper alittle with some copics to create some depth and shadow. I love the finish look!!!

Do not forget to check out the Flourishes Blog Team's blogs to
see what they did with the Flourishes Favorites Challenge!!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!!


Flourishes Thank You, SU (retired) Filigree, CHF Fine Lines backgrounder


The Paper Company's column blanche, PTI dark chocolate


Palette Dark Chocolate, Ranger antique linen, copics


Nestabilities mega curve rectangle, EK success punch, cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder, foam tape, foam dots, jumbo brads, halfback pearls, chocolate satin ribbon

I Love You!

This card is for SCS Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge(LSC214) and for SCS Sunday's Feature Stamper Challenge(FS113). I am late!!!!! Congratulations, Julie!!!! Your gallery is fabulous!!!! Here is the card I chose to case. I kept the basic layout and the heart theme. I changed the colors, stamps, and sort of the embellishements ....I did use a heart charm.

I am using some newly release sets by Our Daily Bread Designs called Love One Another and Love. I colored the connected hearts with Ranger distress inks and blender pens. I used fired brick and walnut stain, and old paper. The blending with these inks is just amazing. I sponged the framed edge with antique linen. I distressed the edge with the Ranger distressing tool. I am using Memory Box Rhubarb Tart dp. Love these colors and patterns. For the Limited Supplies challenge we were to use one color and neutrals. Two dp patterns and three embellishements. I chose Riding Hood Red, black and gp white. I used three embellishements...ribbon, charm, and gold pearl domes.

ODBD Love One Another and Love
Ranger fired brick, antique linen, walnut stain, old paper, and Paletter Noir
PTI true black, gp white, Memory Box Rhubarb dp, SU Riding Hood Red
Black gingham, heart charm, foam tape, sponges, blender pens, gold cording, copic blender pen and C1 shadow, distressing tool.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ODBD Release Day!!!!! Children of God!

This card is for today's Sketch Challenge (SC222). Thanks, Roxie for a great sketch!!!! I am also showcasing one of ODBD new releases this month called Children of God.

For my card I am using some
basicgrey Eva dp. I layered the top note with the mega curved rectangle. I finished my card with some gold pearl domes, ribbon, cording, and a button.

I colored the image of Jesus with the children in copics and cut out. I used foam dots to create some dimension. I have a corner clear stamp that I used to stamp a solid leafy image around the scripture.

Children of God!

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