Monday, April 26, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC64)! CC268!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC64)! It is the end of the month so we have a challenge hostess! This week Karen Wallace is our host! Karen is challenging us to vintage styled cards! Everyone sort of has in their own minds what vintage means to them, so without giving you any direction, just create a card that defines a vintage style to you! We would love to see what you create! Also, just wanted to remind everyone that while each FTTC challenge has a weekly winner, we also draw a monthly winner from all of the FTTC for that month. So, if there was a challenge in April you still would like to participate in, there is still a chance to win! You can play as often as you like! Check out FTTC61, FTTC62, and FTTC63! The weekly and monthly winners will be announced next week!

This card is also for SCS Color Combo Challenge!  This week's colors are Barely Banana, Old Olive, and Ballet Blue!  This week's dessert option: RED Embellishments  This card is also for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #7 "Comforts of Home." 

Take a look to see what the other blog team designers created vintage styled!


Flourishes Cloud background, Damask background, Gerber Daisy sets
Flourishes classic ivory, Flourishes Classic white(daisies) dark chocolate, Webster's Pages dp die cuts
Ranger walnute stain, cordoroy, antique linen, vintage photo, memento tuxedo black, ballet blue
Flourishes Copic Color Collection. sponges, spellbinders frame, lace trim, gem flouriehse, buttons, twine, red pearls

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stamping In Time SNTODBD8 and more!

It is time for Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD8)!  Check out the ODBD SNT blog link to find out how to play along!  The challenge this week is brought to you by our challenge host, Marcelle Schauer.   Marcelle is giving us a challenge choice!  We can choose to use either brads or colored pencils.  Now, if you are feeling alittle adventurous, you can use both!  Both are items that may not get much lovin', so dig them out and use them! 

I am using one of ODBD Second Anniversary sets called Scripture Collection 4  and  The Lord Has Risen stamp sets. I love these collections of Anniversary sets. They truly are must haves.   I am using Basicgrey Kioshi dp.  I just love these colors and patterns.  I even opt to use one of the soft solid colors that come in the pack to stamp my scripture on.   I stamp my floral section onto white cardstock and colored with copics.  I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.  I added brads that I have had for awhile.  I added 5 at the bottom and two on the top left.  Of course, I had to add a few silver pearls, too!  LOVE these!  I finished with a border punch and corner accent with black satin fou fou bow! 

This card is for several challenges!  There are so many we must combine when we can!  Hee!  It is actually fun seeing how many I can squeeze in!  That is a challenge all by itself, huh?

SCS Technique Lover's Challenge(TLC269)!  Paper Piercing
SCS Sketch Challenge (SC277)!
Going Grey Challenge # 7:  To use basicgrey and 3 embellishments....ribbon, punch, brads
SCS WT267 Mixing Patterns   I used three different basicgrey patterns on my card!
For more inspiration, please check out the following designer's blogs to see what they created with the "choice challenge!"

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


ODBD Scripture Collection 4 and The Lord Has Risen
PTI true black, plum pudding, Basicgrey kioshi
momento tuxedo black, copics
foam tape, SU borders/corner punch, stickles waterfall, brads, silver pearls, mini bowdabra, button, glue dots, PTI buttons, MM brads

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC63) and SCS CC267!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC63)! This week Cindy Haffner is hosting. She is challenging us to a sketch she has designed. As far as sketches go, there is not much of an explanation necessary. You can turn it and modify the shapes to fit your size card, but in the end, it should still
look like the sketch. Good Luck!!! We cannot wait to see what you do with it!

This card is for today's SCS Color Combo Challenge(CC267)! This week we are using two of the colors that will be retiring soon! It is all about basic appealing shadows! The dessert option...lace! Check out the link for more information!

For my card I am using Flourishes Fanciful Flourishes NEW April release set!  This set is still available with the April NEW release bundle pricing until Thursday if you want to check it out!   I stamped all of the paper you see on my card using images from this set.  Personally, I think this is  a MUST have set for making your own dp.  There are also so very elegant sentiments in the set !   I  stamped the smaller damask image using smokey shadow ink onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock to make my  background panels.  I heavily sponged with ranger inks. I stamped the larger damask image using ocean tides and rocked and rolled the edges a bit with smokey shadow.  I stamped the solid butterfly with apricot appeal and rocked and rolled it a bit with some ranger dried marigold.  I stamped the flourished butterfly on top with smokey shadow.  I then stamped the flourished butterfly using jet black staz on onto clear cardstock. I cut it out and bent it in the center a bit on both sides so I would still have a butterfly body that I could adorn with gold pearls.   For the lace dessert option, I decided to add just a touch as I did not want to cover up my dp by ME background.  I thread some May Arts string into a big needle and stitched the lace trim into a circle to look like a flower.  I added a button, gold dew drop, and sponged with some ranger crushed cordoroy ink!  A special shout out to Silke(sparklegirl) for sending me some lace in the mail!  Thanks, girl!    Flourishes now carries crochet lace trim in the store.   I finished my card with some gold pearls!  I got happy happy with those!

Please check out what the other blog team designers created with the sketch!


Flourishes Fanciful Flourishes
Flourishes Classic Ivory, apricot appeal, sage shadow, smokey shadow, Flourishes clear cardstock
apricot appeal, ocean tide, smokey shadow, ranger vintage photo, dried marigold, brushed cordoroy
lace crochet trim, gold pearls, button, sponges, nestabilities, foam tape, glue dots, gold metallic dew drop

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC62) and SCS CC266!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC62)! This week Dee Jackson is our challenge host! Dee is shaking things up a bit! Or, better yet, she is challenging us to shake things up! We are making shaker cards. Now, you can have a big shake or a little shake. You decide if your shaker is the focal point or the accent! We would love to see what you create! So, go get busy and "shake it" with us this week! Here is a wonderful shaker card tutorial at SCS by Beate Johns to get you going!

Today's card is for toay's SCS Color Combo Challenge(CC266) with dessert option! I kept my card relatively simple and non fussy this week. I love these colors together if I do say so myself! LOL! 

I am using Flourishes Spring Ephemerals and Strawberries stamp sets.  I think this is my first ever homemade shaker card!  I have bought premade shakers, but I do not think I have ever made one!  It was quite fun once I had the general idea down.  I must say I followed Beate's SCS tutorial, too. 

I am using Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  I stamped the bleeding hearts onto a 4 X 4 square ivory cardstock using sweet blush.  I rocked and rolled Ranger fire brick.  I cut another piece of  4X4 cardstock and die cut the inverted scallop circle from the center.  I embossed with a SU texturz plate.  I backed with Flourishes clear cardstock cut in a 4 X 4 square.  I added foam tape to the perimeter on the back of the acetate.  I left a section open to pour my punch outs from the MS lace heart border punch.  I sealed with another piece of foam tape and my shaker portion was complete.  I finished my card with Webster's Pages dp and pearls from the pretties kit, buttons, and satin bow!  I really love how it turned out!  Must do the shaker thing more often!

Please check out what the other blog team designers created with the "skake it" challenge!

Flourishes Spring Ephemerals and Strawberries
Flourishes classic ivory, SU, Webster's Pages
Ranger fire brick and PTI berry sorbet, versamark
Spellbinder die cut, buttons, sponges, glue dots, halfback pearls, pretties kit, MS lace heart border punch for shaker confetti, foam tape, satin ribbon

Monday, April 12, 2010

H[ippity] Hop Monday! Courage! QFTD04

This card is for today's H{ippity} Hop Monday! I am using Unity Ippity stamps. This set is called Where You Should Be.   

This card is for QFTD04 at SCS!  Congratulations, Linda!  This is the card I chose to CASE.   I love the look and wanted to create the look with more whimsical images.  I changed the colors.  Instead of adding a sentiment to the oval at the bottom right, I added directly to the focal panel.  Truth be told, my sentiment did not fit any cute oval so I had to adapt.   The black background on my card is embossed with a sizzix texture plate.  It looks great IRL.  Does not show up on camera, though.  I added two butterflies in real red for some added pizazz.  Linda stamped her two butterflies on her card.  I added red gingham tabs and some gold pearls and called it complete.  I really love how it turned out!

Focal Image:    I cut the ivory cardstock to the dimension I needed for my 5.5 card.  I sponged barely banana around edges and a little on the center.  I then added summer sun heavily around the edges.   I stamped the sentiment.  I stamped the flowers.  I created a layout that looked good to me with the sentiment actually stamped on the main image.  However, once this was done, it still needed something more.  This is when I decided to stamped the flowers in the summer sun.  It is subtle, but just enough to give it that finished look.  I added this panel to the card on two layers of foam tape.  It sits up higher and does not have a backing mat.  I am as amazed as you that I did not add another layer.  I actually love this more simplistic look for this particular card!

Thanks so much for hopping by!  As always, your comments are greatly appreciated!

Unity Ippity Where You Should Be
Ivory, true black
Momento Tuxedo Black, barely banana, summer sun, versamark
red/ivory gingham, MS butterfly punch, gold pearls, sizzix texturz plate, sponges, foam tape

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thinking of You!

This card is for today's SCS Feature Stamper Challenge (FS166)! Congratulations, Pat! Here is the card I chose to case!  This card is also for yesterday's SCS Inspiration Challenge(IC227)!  Be inspired by the state you live! I live in North Carolina. Our state bird is the Cardinal. I used some Webster Pages dp for my background. The blue one is a ocean scene with fish and a shipwreck. The red one sea shells.  There is much history off of North Carolina's Coast. One of the First Original Colonies. We were also first in Flight! The Wright Brother's flew the first plane at Kitty Hawk, NC! My clustering of flowers represent all of the flower and blooming festivals we have in our state from May thru October!

I am using ODBD Sing for Joy and Thinking of You stamp sets. This card is also for ODBD Shining the LIght Challenge(ODBDSLC8) and ODBD Stamping In Time SNTODBD7!

For Pat's card, I kept an animal/bird as focal point.  I sort of kept the layout.  I moved the flowers from right side to the left.  I changed colors.

ODBD Sing for Joy and Thinking of You
Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Ivory, Webster's Pages dp
Momento Black Tuxedo, Elegant Eggplant(sponging), Soft Suede(sponging)
Ranger distressing tool, Nestabilities, Sizzix flower punch, sponges, gold mini brads, MS twig punch, gold pearls, copics, foam tape glue dots

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stamping In Time: On Assignment SNTODBD7!

It is time for Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD7)!  This week Randi Barrett is our challenge host!  Randi is challenging us to tearing!  Now, you can include actual tearing or create a faux torn look.    Check out the ODBD SNT blog link to find out how to play along!

I am using one of ODBD Second Anniversary sets called Scripture Collection 3.   I love these collections of Anniversary sets.  They truly are must haves.    This scripture really speaks to me, too.  One of my favorites.  I am using a piece of Prima designer paper.  I tore it at the bottom and inked with some Ranger inks in vintage photo and spiced marmalade.  I layered it with another torn edge using ivory cardstock.  The base of the card is Prism by Prismatics cardstock.   I kept this card case for this week's SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS61)!  To use the sentiment as only stamp.  This dp comes with the oval section made into the dp.  It looks very layered, but it is just a single sheet.    I finished my card with touches of gold pearls, satin ribbon, button, and gold metallic dew drop.   Also, this card is for this week's ODBD Shining the Light Challenge(ODBDSLC7)...real or faux stitching! I kept the stitching simple to comply with the CAS styling.  I folded the top right corner over and faux stitched just the corner section. 

Please check out Angie, Chris, Debi, and Randi's blogs to see what they each created with the "tear it" challenge! 

As always thank so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC61), CC265!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC61)! This week Barbara Anders is our host! Barbara is challenging us to use the stuff we bought. A "bought it use it" challenge so to speak. Now, if you purchased some pretty embellishments and put them away for a very special card, or you got some fancy smancy tool/punch that you just had to have, or better yet, you bought a gorgeous pack of designer papers and you have yet to use a piece, this is YOUR challenge! Tear off those wrappers girls, if we bought it we are using it this week! You have our permission! We would love to see what you create with the stuff you bought!

For my card I am using Flourishes Thinking Of You and Tag Lines stamp sets. I am using Flourishes Classic white cardstock. I am using some wonderful light green gingham ribbon that I have had for awhile, but not used it. I am also, as part of the challenge, using my crimper. I create a flat embossed look with mine. More details here about this background technique. I also am using my notch corner punch. I have not used it in a long time. 

This card is also for today's SCS Color Combo Challenge(FTTC265)!  It is all about Certainly Tempting Suede!  The dessert option is to crimp something! 

Please check out what the other blog team designers created with the bought it use it"  challenge!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hats OFF "Thank You!"

Can you say...OVER the TOP Thank You?  LOL!  Today's SCS Inspiration Challenge(IC226) is William Chamber's hats.    Here is the hat that I chose for my inspiration! 
Some  of the hats were more calm than others, but let's just say...some had the feathers flying! This card ended up being way bolder than I intended.  Truth be told,  the card just took on a life all its own during construction.  It is WAY too big for an envy.  May need to hand deliver this one or wrap it! Hee!

This card is also for today's C4Challenges(C4C31)!  We are to use kraft cardstock as our card base.  Heavily sponged mine, of course! 

For my card I am using the Spellbinder's Dahlia die cut.  I cut it out three times and embossed with kaleidescope embossing powder.  I love the patina of this embossing powder on the black.  I crushed a bit and layered with gold paper flowers which I thought were reminiscent of the warm tones in the photo.  I added a piece of ribbon that was black and white to look like the tiny feathers.  I added a layered spellbinders doodle and sentiment.  I finished with a few gold pearls.  Two of the background panels are embossed.  All panels are heavily sponged with PTI spring moss, Ranger scattered straw and some light touches of crushed cordoroy.  I did add a MS border punch at the bottom to mimic the points of the dotted background and dahlia die cut points. 

PTI Dahlia Flower(sentiment)
PTI kraft, true black, spring moss, Flourishes classic white
Ranger Scattered Straw, Brushed Cordoroy, PTI spring moss, ripe avocado, Momento Tuxedo black
Spellbinders dahlia flower and doodles, cb ef, MS border punch, assort paper flowers, sponges, glue dots, foam tape, foam circles, kaleidescope ep, versamark, SU templatz, gold pearls, Sizzix lots of tags

Thursday, April 1, 2010

You Are Fabulous!

This card is for this week's CAS60 Challenge. Sketch Inspired by Carly!

I am using Unity Ippity's Where You Should Be stamp set. I just love this set. I do not think there is such a thing as too many wonderful sentiments, fonts, and stems with leaves! Love this set!

I stamped one of my stem images with vintage cream onto kraft cardstock. I added gem detailing and layered with a cordinating gem color. I kept the base and layered panel the same color, however, I did emboss the one horizontal panel. I add my fou fou bow, layered buttons and bling, sentiment and butterfly with gem accent. So very CAS! Love how it turned out!

This card is 5.5 squared!

Unity Ippity Where You Should Be
Flourishes classic ivory, PTI spring moss, hibiscus burst, hawaiian shores, kraft
PTI vintage cream, hibiscus burst
square punch, ribbon, mini bowdabra, MS butterfly punch, buttons, bling

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