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Monday, October 10, 2011


Cool sketch huh?? This is the Card Positioning systems sketch 239.

I quite enjoyed this sketch.  It gave me the perfect avenue for creating another card for the HYCCT challenges.  This challenge was about friendship.  We were challenged to use pink and ribbon to create a card that celebrates friendship.  I don't know about you, but many of my friends give me strength.  That is one of the marvelous aspects of friendship.  Short, sweet and to the point!  If you haven't gone to SCS to check out the challenges, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Believe (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Neenah White
Ink: Memento Rose Bud
Accessories: Nestabilities circles, big scalloped circles, Fancy Tags 2, ric-rac, Recollections crystals

Friday, October 7, 2011

You are so Kind

I was very honored to be asked to make a sample card for my friend Lori's HYCCT challenge. I have to admit, I breathed a little sigh of relief that I wasn't going to use pink.. lol. Lori's challenge is a color challenge: "The colors Green and Yellow represent Hope and Brown represents comfort (we all want the strong ladies fighting this battle to be!). " So in honor of all the ladies full of hope and needing comfort, I inked up the sunflowers from Gina K's Autumn Splendor stamp set. I have used this set A LOT this year...

I pulled out my sheets of sketches and I found this CPS sketch.. Isn't it awesome??  The image is colored with, let's all say it together, COPICS.   I stamped the script in Desert Sand and then stamped the flowers over it and colored.  The circles were made by using two standard circle nestabilities.  I added the raffia for the country/autumn feel.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come join us for the HYCCT challenges... your cards will bring a smile to people who really need some smiles!!

Stamps: Autumn Splendor (GKD)

Paper: Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate, Sweet Corn, Kraft, Green Apple, Ivory; DCWV Naturals DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: raffia, double stitched ribbon, copics, Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More Cards of Hope

It's a late post today... Boy has it been rough around here. Thankfully there is some light at the end of the tunnel for today. Still, I think it's going to be a KFC dinner tonight. :-)

Check out this card I made last night for the HYCCT Challenge, Real Men Wear Pink. We were tasked with making a masculine card BUT we had to have pink on there somewhere.

I really hope this is masculine enough. I pulled out Mugs and Kisses (Gina K). I also used a CPS sketch as a basis for the card. The mug is paper pieced as is the spoon. there are two pink layers and the spoon also has pink in it. I also added a little pink to the sponging on the sentiment panel. Really simple as you can see.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Mugs and Kisses (Gina K Designs)
Paper: Crumb cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, White, Granola DP (BG); Jolie Chocolat DP (SEI)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Desert sand, Angel Pink, Versamark
Techniques: paper piecing

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Pink kind of Day

Happy Sunday to all of you! I hope you all got to spend a little time playing and creating with your stamps, ink and paper yesterday. I was able to make a couple of cards AND have a lovely picnic in the mountains with my family. It was a really lovely day. Today I am showcasing the 2 cards I made for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoaststampers. You might be sick of them by the end of the month, but these cards that are being made by so many people are really going to bring a smile to someone's face... I just believe it!

The first challenge of the day had us creating pink animal cards. I opted for a pink teddy bear. I just love these Milton stamps from Wild Rose Studios. I used my favorite pink copic combo (R81, R83, R85, R89) for the bear. My daughter requested that I use the pink glitter pen (Spica) so I added some pink glitter to Milton's nose. The image panel is sponged with a little pink ink in order to hide the smudge from my fingers... didn't work perfectly, but I guess it's proof that it is a homemade card ;-)

The third challenge of the day was entitled Encircled with Love -- the challenge, should we choose to accept it, was to create a circle card. At the last VSN I was introduced to these telescoping cards.. They are so much fun.. so I went with this idea for my circle card. This picture shows the card open. Once closed, it looks like a bunch of circles stacked on each other. If you can't read the quote, it says "Once you choose hope, anything's possible - Christopher Reeve". I felt that quote was perfect for this challenge. It may not be a card to send to someone, but perhaps it could be an encouraging decoration for a wall....

Now, I'm looking forward to the rest of this month's challenges. It was good to get back into my stamp area! Thanks for stopping by!

Pink Teddy
Stamps: Milton with Tulips (Wild Rose Studio)
Paper: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Autumn DP (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: jewel flowers, copics

Telescoping Hope
Stamps: Hopeful Hearts (Gina K)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip; PTI white, SEI Jolie chocolat DP
Ink: Memento Rich cocoa, Angel Pink
Accessories: Nestabilities Big Scalloped circles, standard circles, brads, suede ribbon, sakura stardust gel pen
Techniques: telescoping

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day!!!

Happy Saturday! Happy World Cardmaking Day! Isn't it just the coolest that we have a whole day to celebrate papercrafting? I just love it!! Today marks the start of another AMAZING challenge as well... Hope You Can Cling To. The HYCCT challenges are being posted on Splitcoaststampers. This is a month long challenge to make cards... Today kicks off with 3 challenges.. from here on out there will be one challenge per day. The really cool thing, it that this is also a card roundup. All these cards are being made to send to Breast Cancer unit at MD Anderson. These cards will be used by patients to send to family, family to give to patients, staff, etc... Think of how many smiles can be generated by our love of our craft!

In honor of the first day of HYCCT.. and since I don't know today's challenges yet, I am showcasing a card with pink poppies.  Easy peasy card here.  I colored the image with copics and I used some suede pink ribbon and Say it with Crystals to accent.  The inside sentiment is a simple "Thinking of You"!

Thanks for stopping by today and please enjoy the rest of your World Cardmaking Day!!

Stamps: Poppies (Paper and Such)
Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K Designs), Pink Pirouette (SU), Innocent DP (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Say it with Crystals; Suede Ribbon, Copics