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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Moxie CAS

Wow, it's been a while.....again. In all fairness this should have been posted 2 days ago, but first I forgot to take pictures.. and then I just forgot to post. I used to be able to remember things, I promise... Anyway... I combined a couple of challenges for this card.

The first challenge is the CAS challenge from SCS for this week. The challenge was to use Red, Black, and White on a cas card. The second is the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. I took the image of the vase with the flowers as my inspiration for this card. My card uses the border from Vogue Vases as my "table". Obviously this card isn't as involved as the inspiration... but I like it and it only took about 15 minutes to put together :-)

Stamps: Vogue Vases (Gina K Designs)
Paper: Layering White, Red Hot, Black (Pure Luxury Gina K)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug Red (Memento)

Thanks for stopping by tonight!!  I will have another card for posting in the morning!!!  And don't forget, Sneak Peeks at Paper and Such start tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pastel Inspiration

In the nick of time, I have been able to get a card made for the Paper and Such Challenge! Whew! I had to wait until my new Wild Rose stamps got to me :-)... I really don't need another stamp company obsession, but given that Paper and Such is starting their own line of stamps, I may be in some serious trouble ;-) I am also using this card to enter in the Ribbon Carousel Challenge for this week. This challenge is a new one for me!! YAY- I love new challenges!! This week's challenge is to use your favorite coloring medium and to use ribbon, of course. Now, I'll give you 3 guesses as to my favorite.....nah, way to easy :-) Obviously I had to use my Copics!

For this Paper and Such challenge, is to use this picture as inspiration:

When I look at the picture, I saw gingham and pastels.. so that is what I went with. A closer look showed flowers so I figured Milton with Lily would be an ideal image! I used a number of different copics on this image. The bear uses E21,E23,E25,E51,E53 and R20. The Lily uses R81,R83,R85 and R89. The stem and leaf were colored with YG11, YG13 and YG17.

This was a fun card to make. Thanks for stopping by and DON'T forget to mark your calendars for July 1,2,6,7,and 8 for the sneak peeks and blog hop featuring Paper and Such's new line of stamps!!

Stamps: Milton with Lily (Wild Rose Studio)
Paper: Pure Luxury Sweet Corn, Ocean Mist, and Bubblegum Pink; Amuse Gingham DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Dress it Up Rhinestone Flower

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I actually made it to my stamp area last night. I was so excited... it still took a little too long to get the mojo flowing, but at least it still exists somewhere. Challenges are an awesome way for me to trigger that mojo. Las night I decided to tackle the Just Us Girls challenge for this week. I have not broken out my SU colors in quite a while, so I figured this would be a good time. I used a Mojo Monday sketch, #179, to give me a little more creative juice!

This card uses Red Riding Hood, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay (for my aqua), Kiwi Kiss and I threw in some Neutrals Ivory (hope that is ok). I also got the chance to break out the newest 1 free with 3 stamp set by Gina K, Elegant Elements. I used several nestability sets as well: lacey circles, standard circles and the pennants. I also added some Sakura glaze pen to the image, but I don't think I captured it well in the picture.

Stamps: Elegant Elements (Gina K); Warmest Regards (SU)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Naturals Ivory,  Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Slumber Party DSP (SU)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU) ; Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessorites: Nestabilities (Pennants, Lacey Circles, Standard Circles); Border Punch (EK Success), Sakura Startdust Glaze pen, Champagne Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Oi Vey!

Well, sickness and life have interfered with the stamping lately, but hopefully I'll get back on the wagon this week. :-)

This is an easy peasy Congrats card. I like it, because I think it is elegant enough for an engagement or wedding, but simple enough that it could really serve as a card for anything (except maybe a baby.... )

I stamped the romance stamp in the corner with Versamark and then heat embossed using gold and iridescent ice embossing powder. The sentiment is stamped in metallic ink and heat set. See, easy peasy!!

Stamps: Everlasting Romance (Unity); Follow Your Dream (Gina K - sentiment)
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury Metallic Gold, Pure Luxury Layering White
Ink: Versamark. Encore Gold
Accessories: Embossing powder

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hooray for the USA!

I came home to some new toys last night!! I LOVE getting new toys. I just had to play. I decided to make a card that salutes our troops. I have many friends that are active duty military and reserves. I want them to know how much that I appreciate every single one of them and their families. Some are state side and some are deployed, but they are all protecting our freedoms. I know that no matter what position they are in, in some way they are all putting their lives on the line, so that my family can live in peace and enjoy the democracy that we do. So, THANKS, to Greg, Michael, Curt, Stan, Scott, Lee, Kerry, Claire, Joy, Kristin and to all members of our armed forces.

This card uses the latest Taylored Expressions sketch and since it is a TE sketch I used the brand new released TE stamp set, 4th of July Wreath. I also got to use a Taylored die for the first time. I really really like the transparency that is provided with it. It sure saves me a TON of paper :-)

Stamps: 4th of July Wreath (TE)
Paper: Pure Luxury In the Navy, Red Hot, White; DP is from Archivers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red
Accessories: Copics, Copic Spica, Buttons, Bakers Twine, pop dots, Taylored die (wreath)

Challenges: Taylored Expressions #139

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tough times

I don't know about you, but I have a rough time finding the appropriate things to say sometimes. I like this sentiment for those types of occassions.

For this card I used the sketch from Just Us Girls. I used some metallic paper by Spellbinders. The stamp set is by PTI. I also took the opportunity to use the Fancy Tags by Spellbinders as well. I want to thank the JUGs challenge team for helping me practice my CAS cards as well. :-)

Stamps: Up in the Air
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Ivory, Spellbinders Metallic paper
Ink: Memento Desert Sand, Cottage Ivy
Accessories: Nestabilities,Fancy Tags

Just Us Girls #87

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sew, Sew, Sew

Monday's Stamp TV challenge was to use sewing on a card or make a sewing themed card. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am sewing impaired... so I chose to use faux stitching on my card. I did actually have this card made on Tuesday..but it looked AWFUL.. trust me... I went home last night and salvaged it, and frankly am pretty pleased with the results :-)

The rose is colored with Copics R35, R37, R39, V99. The rose embellishements were airbrushed with Copics R83 and R85 and I sponged a little cantaloupe and Angel pink around the rose to add a little depth. The faux stitching was done by piercing the paper and using an SU Soft Suede marker.

Stamps: Year of Flowers (GKD)
Paper: Pure Luxury Green Apple, Dark Chocolate, DCWV Botanicals DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Cantaloupe - Soft Suede
Accessories: Marker, copics, flowers, airbrush system, paper piercer, crochet lace, Nestabilites Large Scallop circles, Classic Circles, chocolate pearls
Techniques: faux stitching

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A very Fergus birthday

Since I was in the masculine birthday mode, I decided to make another using the Cardpatterns sketch for this week.  Introducing.... Fergus with Cupcake!  Fergus is another one of my Wild Rose Studio stamps from Paper and Such.  He wasn't in my first order, I must admit... dinosaurs are not my favorite as I've always found them difficult to color.  However, I saw so many cute cards that people have changed my mind. I'll just have to learn dinosaur colors and that's that!  LOL

I pulled out some DP that had some dinos on it for color inspiration.  I *think* it is Paper Studio, but I cut it up before I remembered to look at the back. (Bad Alison).  I'm really liking the grass green and sweet mango combo as well, so I went with it again.  Boys like colors.. right?  The image was stamped on white, colored with copics and cut out.  Little Fergus has popdots underneath to make him stand out a little more.  In case I run into a girl who likes dinos... I added a little sparkle to the cupcake using a Copic Spica pen.    Hope he brings a little smile to your face, he sure does to mine!

Stamps: Fergus with Cupcake
Paper: Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue, In the Navy, Grass Green, Sweet Mango, Lipstick Red, White; DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Burlap twine, buttons, copics, copic spica, nestabilities

Cardpatterns #117

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