Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC120)!  Cindy is the challenge host this week.  Cindy is challenging us to a color combo.  We are using cranberry, caramel, dark gray or brown.  These are wonderful colors with lots of possibilities.  We would love to see what you create!  

For my card I am using Flourishes Thank You and Country Charm Labels sets.  Flourishes Thank You set is one of my first Flourishes sets and is still one of my favorites.  I just love this tulip image and the script stamp background.  I am using Flourishes Classic ivory cardstock.  I colored my image with Flourishes Copic Color Collections.  I stenciled inside the oval die with Ranger antique linen.  I used one of the pennant strips from Nested Lacey Pennants for the sentiment tag.  I am using the sketch from Your Next Stamp Challenge!

Check out the other blog team designers to see what they created!
Cindy    Silke    Maki    Tammy and  
May's  Guest Designer Brenda O'Rear (Benzi)
As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Playing in a few blog challenges!
Stamp with Fun - In the Garden
Squigglefly use 3 of something(gold pearls)
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Card Cupids - Ribbon/fibers
Dream Valley Challenges -  Stamp Something
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes
Divas by Design - For the Girls
Penny's Paper-Crafty - summer
Stampavie and More -  Pink
Truly Scrumptious -  Anything Goes

2 Sisters -Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Pink & girly(cranberry is a dark pink)
AiFactory  - Pretty in pink.(shades of pink in my coloring)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -  Anything goes.

Stamps:  Flourishes Thank You, Country Charm Labels
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, Flourishes Classic Ivory, scarlet jewel
Ink:  Memento cocoa and tuxedo black, ranger antique linen and vintage photo, PTI chai and chamoille
Accessories: Copic, Spellbinders, paper piercing tool and template, ranger distressing tool, SU border punch, gold pearls, gold button, cb ef, seam binding

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hope! Viva La Verve Sketch and MORE!

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Hope you are enjoy your long weekend with family and friends!  I had a few moments in my craft room today and decided to make a card using this week's Viva La Verve Week 5 Sketch.  Tosh designed this sketch and it looked fun with the pocket look design.

I am playing along today with Verve's Viva La Verve Week 5 Sketch Challenge! Tosh designed a fun sketch for us!

I stamped all of my papers using Verve stamps. I am using Bloom and Grow, Bountiful Backgrounds, Dream Big, and Floral Whimsy. I am also using Verve's Classy Label die and Sweet Scallop die.

Verve's annual Memorial Day Sale is here!!

--May 27 through May 31 --

Save 20% off all stamps and 10% off all dies!

Limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchase.


I decided to play along with a few other SCS Daily Challenges as well!
CC324: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, and Perfect Plum and a BiG Bow for dessert! YUM!
IC286: Inspiration for my stamped background paper came from these paper plates/napkins
F4A66: Anything Goes

I am entering this in the following blog challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes, Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes, Top Tip Tuesday - Use 2 or More Stamps, 2 Sisters - Anything Goes, Totally Gorjuss  String or Twine, Digi Doodle Shop's Best- Anything goes, Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Metal embellishments(corsage pins),  Paper Romance - Distressing, Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Vintage, Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes

Verve stamps
Paper: SU soft suede and baja breeze, Flourishes classic ivory, PTI plum pudding
Ink: Ranger stormy sky, PTI plum Pudding, SU soft suede, PTI chai
Accessories: Spellbinders fleur de lis border(used only the raise dots portion), dyed to match seam binding, sewing machine, prima flower and stars, SU linen thread, corsage pens, baby bead bracelet letters, copic marker to dye beads.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dreams! Verve MOJO, Color Throwdown, and MORE!

Happy Wednesday!  I had a chance to play in my craft room this afternoon.  I decided to use this week's MOJO Monday Sketch 192 and the colors from Color Throwdown 143.  I am using Verve Blue Skies, Bloom and Grow, Bountiful Backgrounds, and Text Objects stamp sets.  I am also using the Elegant Leaves Die and the Flutterby Die.   

I found the Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection paper pack to have all of the colors for the Color Throwdown challenge.  I really love this book binding print.  It is cute and fun.  For my leaf die cut.  I chose to lay a couple of the bountiful background strips side by side on the acrylic block.  I inked up with Memento Pear ink.  I took the solid leaf image from the Bloom and Grow and kissed the inked background  and stamped onto my cardstock and die cut.  I then inked the solid image up and stamped off and lightly stamped onto the kissed stamped image.  I love this patterned effect.  I decided to use another designer page from the pack to die cut my butterfly.  The little tag was created by stamped the stitched heart from Text Objects set and cutting out and distressing slightly the edges.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp pad – Color your world(kissing)
Crafting for All Seasons – Anything goes
Desert Island
-  used patterned paper, image, die cuts, button
Scrappy Frogs – Anything goes
Sew Many
  - Anything goes
Spoonful of Sugar
– Anything goes
Stamp Something
–anything goes
Top Tip Challenge
– two or more stamps


Stamps:  Verve Blue Skies, Bloom and Grow, Bountiful Backgrounds, and Text Objects
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, Crate Paper Emma Collection, SU newsprint
Ink: Memento pear and rose bud,  PTI chamomille and chai
Accessories:  Verve Elegant Leaves Die and the Flutterby Die 
Spellbinders grand book dies, foam tape, dimensions, dyed seam binding, clear gems, twine,  CAD

Monday, May 23, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC119), CR84FN, and MORE!

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC119)! Dee Jackson is the challenge host.  She is challenging us to make a gift using a premade bag or one we make ourselves.   We would love to see what you create!  

For my card, I am using  Flourishes Country Charm Labels, Country Charm Borders, Strips and Stripes, and Birthday Pennants stamp sets.  I chose to make two bags using cardstock. I am using Flourishes Classic ivory cardstock.  I am also using some Paper Company kraft.  
For the pattern on my paper, I created my own background combining different border strips from the Country Charm Borders and Strips and Stripes sets.  I nested the strips side by side and inked them all to stamp my "designer" background.  This is fun and offers so many background possibilities and looks with different inks and cardstocks.  The first one I stamped onto kraft using white snow ink.  I used Fiskars decorative pinking shears on the top.  I stamped the frame image from the Country Charm Labels and die cut with the Spellbinders coordinating Grommet Tags.  I attached my tag with adhesive and two gem brads.  I sponged the edges with chamomille ink.  

The second bag I stamped the same background.  I decided not to mix up the strips at this point.  I am using Memento Lulu Lavender and Sweet Plum inks.  I stamped a different frame from the Country Charm Labels set and used the coordinating Spellbinder's Grommet Tags to cut out.  I used dimensionals to attach.  I made this one a bit more girly with some dyed to match seam binding, a floral button, and prima rose. The sentiment for both bags was stamped using the Birthday Pennants set.  I stuffed both bags in the top pick with some seam binding that I dyed today.  My dd will probably end up using these little bags.  I could have used some candy, but I probably would have sampled it so I opted for a more non-edible stuffing.  Finish measurement is 3 x 4.5.

Check out the other blog team designers to see what they created!
Cindy   Dee   Silke   MakiTammy, and 
May's  Guest Designer Brenda O'Rear (Benzi)

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Playing a few other challenges, too!
Crafts and Me Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon :Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
CR84FN29: Color Challenge
DIC: (ribbon/lace trim, punch/die cuts, button)
OSAAT:  Bling It On( gem brads)
Paper Sundae: Pop it Up (white one sentiment popped up)
CES: Embellish it
Sew Many Cards: Flowers and Lace(stamp)
Southern Girls: Frills and Polish
IncyWincy: Lavender and Lace(stamp)
Pollycraft Monday:Bingo (sparkle, button, flowers)

Stamps: Flourishes Country Charm Labels, Country Charm Borders, Strips and Stripes, and Birthday Pennants 
Paper: Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, The Paper Company kraft
Ink: Memento lavender, sweet plum, PTI chamomille,
Accessories: Spellbinders, Grommet tags, seam binding, gem brads, button, prima rose, dimensionals, Fiskars decorative pinking shears


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Times of Refreshing, ODBDSLC61, SSC12, and MORE!

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I had some crafty time today and decided to make a card for a few blog challenges.  I am playing along with ODBD Shining the Light Challenge(ODBDSLC31)!  We are to use plaid or gingham.  I am using Chupa's sketch for Sketchbook Saturday(SSC12).  Love this fantastic sketch.   I am using the fabulous colors from this week's Just Add Ink Color Challenge(JAI68)! 

 For my card I am using ODBD Bird Borders &Corners and Porch stamp sets.  I am using Prima Madeline designer papers.

I am entering a few more blog challenges as well:
Shelly's Images -Anything goes
Crafts and Me Anything goes
Creative Belli - Anything starting with S (seam binding,scripture, sparkle, spellbinders, sewing, sponging, )
Penny's Paper-Crafty  Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious:Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin:Stitching
Make it Monday: Always anything goes

Friday, May 20, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Birthday Blog Hop for Barbara Anders!  Happy Birthday, girl!   If you got here from Carole Burrage's blog you are in the right place.  If not, you can start the Birthday Hop at Tammy Hershberger's blog with list of all the designer's participating in the hop if you get lost along the way or a blog link does not work.  

For my card I am using some PTI sets.  I stamped my own papers and made this cute little button shape card with some felt cut out mini tag shapes.  The little shapes can actually be removed and used in a project. 

Happy Birthday, Barbara!  Hope you enjoy your special day!  Blessings for a Wonderful Year!

Next on the hop is Jody Morrow!  As always thanks so much for stopping by! 


Stamps:  PTI A Little Argyle, Button Boutique, Embellishments, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly, chamomille, chai, ranger antique linen
Accessories:  Tiny Tags die cuts, Button Card collection dies, PTI royal and chartreuse felt, buttons, May Arts natural twine, 1/2" circle punch, glue dots, foam circles, paper piercing template and tools, seam binding

Thursday, May 19, 2011

ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD35)!

It is time for Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD35)!  The assignment is Our Daily Bread Design stamps.   The challenge this rotation is FRAME it out in TEXTURE! Create your own textured frames using embossing folders, embossed stamped images, or cut out embossed designer papers!  We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

For my card I am using Mother's Day and Mini Tags 2 stamp sets.  I am also using the Poppy die and Vintage Border die.   I am using Prima Reflections designer papers. I layered various patterns of the Prima Reflections papers.  I embossed the floral background as well as the oval background.  I cut out the Vintage Border die with designer paper and backed with black cardstock. I stamped the poppy image several times on designer paper.  I paper pieced sections of the flower and enhance shading with copic markers. I layered a couple of the die cut flowers to create more depth. I finished with  some glitter. 

I wanted to share with you what I am calling my "Product Find of the Week!"   Many of you may know of this wonderful stuff called Memory Thread.  I did not.  I found it while roaming the aisle's at Mike's(aka Micheal's). It comes in many colors, but I was most taken with the metallic gold and silver.  I love to add the curly ques to my bow topper with gold or silver wire cording.  This memory thread is like liquid silver or gold.  It is wonderful!  Thought I would share.  I really need to get this stuff in other colors!

Check out our Guest Designer,Mary Marsh, post and see what she created!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!

I am playing in a few blog challenges! 
Paper Pretties -  Flowers
Use It Tuesdays -  Bling
Happileigh Scrappin -  Stitching
Make it Monday - anything goes
There's Magic in the Air - Embossing (dry or heat)
Kaboodle Doodles - Tic Tac Toe (embossing, die cuts, flowers)

 Crafty Creations - Flowers, Patterned paper, ribbon
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly
Divas by Design - For the Girls
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Clear It Out! -  Coloring Mediums
House That Stamps Built - Paper Piecing

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grow With Love! MOJO, CR84FN, and MORE!

I have a Verve card to share with you today.  I am using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 191  and the colors from this week's CR84FN28.   I turned the sketch.  I sort of used the pictures in the color photo as my inspiration for my card as well.  I am using Verve's Bloom and Grow and Thankful Accents stamp sets. I am also using Verve's Classy Label Die and the Floral Circle Die set.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

I am playing along in a few more blog challenges. 

Anything goes- Bingo- lace/ ribbon, flowers, die cuts
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
There's Magic in the Air - Embossing (dry or heat)
Kaboodle Doodles - Tic tac toe(embossing, die cuts, flowers)
Stamp Fairy - 3 Embellishments (ribbon,buttons, gems)

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum -  Recipe: 2 papers, 1 ribbon or bow, 2 embellishments
Stamp Something - Anything goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Pop It Up!

Stamps;  Bloom and Grow and Thankful Accents
Paper: SU cherry Cobbler, Webster Pages, Flourishes Classic Ivory
Ink: Memento Rhubarb, PTI chamomille and chai
Accessories:  Verve Classy Label Die and Floral Circle Die, sewing machine, foam tape, gingham ribbon, gems, cuttlebug embossing folder, PTI 13/4 inch die set, buttons, May Arts natural twine

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC118) and MORE!

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC118)!  This week Tammy is the challenge host.  She has an inspiration picture handcrafted by Julia Sandvoss. for us this week be inspired by this week.   We would love to see what you create!   I am using the colors from SCS Color Combo CC323.  Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, and Ivory.

For my card, I am using Flourishes I am using Flourishes newly released Wedded Bliss stamp set. I am using Flourishes Classic cardstock. I am also using Melissa Francis 5th Avenue paper pack from the kit of the month.

I layered a couple of Spellbinder's.  When I think of topiaries, I think of structure framed flowered shapes.  For my inspiration, I used the shape concept for my card with spellbinder frames.  I layered  Labels 20 and one of the Fancy Tags 2 die cuts together and ran through my machine.  I love the negative interior frame the fancy tag 2 shape makes in the center of the ornate Label 20. I used the Nested Lacey Pennant tag for my sentiment.

Check out the other blog team designers to see what they created!

Cindy   Dee   Silke   MakiTammy, and 
May's  Guest Designer Brenda O'Rear (Benzi)

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

I am playing in a few blog challenges!  Back with the links in a few!
HLSC: Stitch it Up
Make It Monday:  Anything Goes!
Magic In the Air:  Dry or Heat embossing
DIC:  (pattern paper, glitter/bling, ribbon/lace trim, image (stamp or digi), punch/die cuts, embossing (wet or dry))
Creative Cowgirl:  Anything Goes
OSAAT:  Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges:  Anything Goes
Belli Challenge:  Letter S (sewing, spellbinders, sparkle, starburst button thingy, sponging, script, seam binding)
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes 
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  Pink-a-Licious

Stamps: Flourishes Wedded Bliss, SU en francaise bg
Paper: Melissa Francis 5th Avenue, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, rich razzleberry
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, PTI chamomille, regal rose, bordeaux
Accessories: Spellbinders, sparkle, stampendous glitter, glue pen, sewing machine, PTI woodgrain impressions plate, sponges, foam circles, dimensionals, CAD, pennant, seam binding, twine


Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday To You! ODBD, Card Patterns, Color Throwdown, and MORE!

Happy Saturday!  I have a card today using some ODBD stamps and die cuts.  I am using the newly released Mini Tags 1, Mini Tags 3, Porch, Vintage Border and butterfly dies.  I am also playing in a few blog challenges including ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD34).  We are using tags this rotation.  There is still time to play and a store gift card is up for grabs!    I am using the sketch from Card Patterns 114.  I am using the colors from Color Throwdown #141.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


I am also playing along in a few other blog challenges.
The Crazy Challenge:  Anything Goes
Make It Monday:  Anything Goes
Simon Says:  Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls:  Anything Goes
Emerald Faerie:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Use three different stamps(tag frame, sentiment, border)
Catch the Bug:  Anything Goes
Stamps:  ODBD Mini Tags 1 and 3, Porch
Paper: The Paper Company Kraft, Flourishes Classic Ivory, MME
Ink:  Memento rose bud, PTI chamomile, chai, Ranger vintage photo
Accessories:  Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Three, Fleur de Lis doily motifs, Butterfly die, vintage border die, foam tape, foam circles, dimensionals, seam binding, PTI scallop circle die, oranament tag die, sewing machine, SU embossing folder, corrugated cardboard, silver pearls

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