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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fairy Friend - PSC43

Well, here comes Wednesday again and welcome to my blog!  It's time for another Perfect Sentiment challenge.  This week our theme is Girlfriends!  What would we do without our girlfriends.  They are always there for us through thick and thin.  Right now, I'm a little on the "thick" side.  LOL!  Would like to be on the thin!  The twist is to use girly embellishments like pearls, lace, blink, sparkles, flowers, etc.  Go all out for your girlfriend!

Our Sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs.  I just love all her digi stamps.   The prize for one lucky winner is 4 of her incredible digital stamps! 

  Here is my card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Meljen's Designs - FruFru Fairy Flora printed on XPress It Blending Card
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Best Yet
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Elegant Eggplant for base and circle mat; Pear Pizazz
  • Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink - Wisteria Lane
  • Nestabilities - Classic Circle Die
  • Ribbon - My stash
  • Flowers - My stash
  • Stickles - Yellow and Lavendar
  • Copics:  Skin-E50, E51, E53; R01, R81, R83; Hair-E31, E33, E35; Sky-B0000; Dress & Flowers-V20, V22, V25, V99; Bee-Y08, Y19, Y38, BV29; Grass and Leaves-YG01, YG21, G20, and G24.
Now it's your turn.  Check out the rest of the DT and see what they have for you this week.  Oh, and check it out, we have two new members of our DT - NanaConnie and Vicky.

And we also have a Guest Designer for this month - Carol.  You can check out her blog  HERE.

I hope you'll take the opportunity to play along with us.  I know you have a GF that you should be sending a card too.  You could be the winner of the fabulous prize from Meljen or you could be picked as one of the Perfect 3.

I'm submitting this for the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Dies and Punches
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Fantasy
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - Anything Goes
Digi Darla's Challenge - Things With Wings
Make It Monday  - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi Stamp
The Crafty Pad - Things with Wings
One Stop Craft Challenge - Just Good Friends

That's about it for now.  Thanks again so much for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I really appreciate each one of you.

Whatever the Weather - TPT

It's been some time since I've been able to play with Teapot Tuesday.  This is the fun week when we play "Tickle a Teapotter" where you sign up to play and then are given the name of another Teapotter to send your card to.  We do have a theme and you can read about it HERE.  When I read about it, I knew that I had this image that would be perfect for it.

The image if from Digistamps4joy.   I used SU Groovy Guava as my card base and mat for the image.  The paper Authentique - Delightful and I really love it.  The border is from SU and cut using Groovy Guava and the ribbon as well as the sentiment are also from SU - Fancy Flexible Phrases.  I used my Copic markers to fill in the image where I didn't paper piece it - B000; BG0000, BG11; E50, E51, E53; E35; Y08, Y11, Y19; N0 (shadows on the dress).

I sure hope whoever receives this one really likes it.  I had a fun time putting it together.

Thanks as always for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I really appreciate them.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Holidays - PSC42

Happy Wednesday my friends.  Is it hot where you are??  We've been so lucky this year to be having normal temps for the most part after the triple digits at the end of June.  We've also been having some rain just about every day.  That has really helped our drought from the last two years.  Hope this week's challenge at Perfect Sentiment will help you feel the cool!  Our challenge this week is Christmas in July and the twist is to use a border punch on the card.  Just make sure you put a sentiment on the front.

Our sponsor this week is Pattie's Creations.  The prize is one digital stamp from her store.

Here is my card.

Materials Used:
  • Image is Mimo Snowman from Bildmalarna
  • Sentiment is See-D's Holiday Words and Sayings 
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Cherry Cobbler and Cool Caribbean; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Paper - Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
  • Nestabilities - Classic Round
  • Flowers - Prima - Christmas collection
  • Brads - Stash
  • Copic markers:  B000, B0000; BG000, BG0000; C0; E000, E00, E11; E44, E57; R17, R39, R59; R81, R83; Y11, Y13, Y18; YR21, YR68, 0.
Now it's your turn.  Get your supplies out and give it a go.  You could be the winner of the prize this week or your card could be picked as one of the Perfect 3!   Check out what the rest of the DT has come up with.  The links to the blogs are over there on my left sidebar.

I'm going to submit this card to the following challenges:

Clear it out Challenge - Christmas in July - Red flowers from my stash
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Christmas in July
LEJ Designs Challenge - Bling
Party Time Tuesday - Christmas in July

Top Tip Tuesday - All about circles
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July
Oo La La Creations - 1 image; 2 papers; 3 embellishments
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas in July

Well, that's all for today.  Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I really appreciate your time to do this.  Have a happy Wednesday!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Oriental Silhouette

Good morning my friends and Happy Sunday.   Before I get to my card, I have some news.  I have been invited to join the Design Team for Gingerloft Stamps.  I'm really excited to work with this fabulous group of ladies.  I've only recently found them and Tami's images, but look forward to working with her and working with her fabulous images.  So here is my card.

The theme for our challenge is to use a silhouette for your image.  I chose this pretty Asian girl and I think I had just the paper to go with it.
Materials Used:
  •  Image - Gingerloft Stamps
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Pursuit of Happiness - stamped with Tuxedo Memento Black and Pale Plum ink sponged over it.
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Pale Plum and Whisper White
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Kioshi
  • Nestibilities - Label
  • Ribbon - Michaels
  • Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts - Mushroom/Cream 25mm Rose
  Check out what the rest of the Design Team has for you this time.  Links to their blogs are over on the left side of the blog.  One lucky participant of the challenge will win 3 digi stamps of their choice from the Gingerloft Stamp Store.  A link to the store is posted on the right side of my blog.  Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I do appreciate each one.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Birthday Blast

Happy Friday my friends.  Hope you are having a wonderful day and looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend.  I know I am.  I am actually off work today.  I had a company come to refinish my bathtub and the 2 bathroom sinks.  My house was built in 1958 and the tub and sinks were really showing their age.  Now they are all sparkly bright white.

Can we ever have too many birthday cards?  I know that I’m always trying to play catch up to have a few on hand when a birthday sneaks up on me, besides making birthday cards is fun!  Today I have a card for you that I made for Bowdabra using the Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler.  You can see my full tutorial on how to make the bow HERE.

This was such a fun card to make.  The sketch is from Mojo Monday No. 174. 

Materials Used:
  • Image – MayzyArt Stamps - Birthday Horn
  • Sentiment – Computer generated.
  • Cardstock – Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Brocade Blue
  • Designer Paper – Basic Gray – Cupcake collection
  • 3/8″ Light Blue Gingham Bobbin Ribbon - Michaels
  • Buttons – Bo Bunny – St. Nick collection
  • Twine – Red Henry – Toner Plastics
  • Copic Markers: B21, B34, B45; E01, E11, E50; R22, R27, R59; Y02, Y18, Y19; YG61, YG63.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Square or Circle
Samuel Taylors Crafts - Die cuts
Sarah Hurley - Buttons
Cooking it up with Kate  - Use Blue and Buttons
Crafts and Me - Ribbon and a Bow
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

That's it!  Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I really appreciate it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tango Whispy - PSC 41

Hello again my friends.  Happy Wednesday.  You're going to love our challenge this week.  Yep!  It's Anything Goes!  Don't you just love that.  You can create anything that you like: card, tag, altered item. Be sure to include a sentiment on the front.  What can I say - I love making cards.  Here's mine.

This card was actually created to be submitted to an online magazine, but was not selected, so I chose to share it with you for this challenge.  The theme had been to use Tangerine Tango as the main color which is why there is so much orange, but I love how it turned out.

The image is Whispy from Saturated Canary.  She has got some of the best digi images.  It was printed out on Xpress It Blending Card.  I used Stampin Up Tangerine Tango for the card base and all the mats.  The dp is from Bo Bunny - Country Garden.  It was just perfect for this.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley, stamped with Basic Black on Stampin Up Whisper White.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Do you like those little squiggles coming off the flowers?  It took me some time to figure that out, but all you do is NOT cut off the stems of the flowers, but instead twist them around a thin pencil or some other kind of stick to make the curlies.  Easy peasy.

The image was coloried with Copic markers:  Skin - E04, E11, E50, R08; Eyes - B0000; Hair: Y00, Y17, Y18; Clothing:  G82, YG61, YG63, YR00, YR02, YR15, YR18.

I also used some Frosted Lace Stickles on her wings.

Our sponsor for this week is Avocado Arts:

And the prize that you are playing for is this fabulous stamp set.
Wish I was able to play to get this one.  Lots of fun images.  So, now you just need to go to your stamping place and create something!   For more inspiration, hop on over to the Perfect Sentiment Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has for you this week.  I've gotten a peek and there is some great creativity going on.

With your creation you could be the winner of the fabulous prize shown above or you might be picked as one of the Perfect 3!  Good luck.  Have a fabulous week!

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Parables of a Crafter - Character Cards
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes with a color media - like Copics
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Flower Power and something at least 6mos old - Tangerine Tango c/s
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girlie
Stamp N Plus No. 2 - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Wings
Card Cupids - Wings
Cupcake Craftroom - Lots of Layers
Lia Stampz - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Oozak - Bright Colors
Love to Create - 3 of something - like papers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Orange
Great Impressions - Stay in the Lines Coloring 
Platypus Creek Digitals - Things with Wings
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Digi Designs - Pile on the Flowers

Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I do appreciate each one.  Have a fabulous day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

That's Crappie - Teapot Tuesday

No, it isn't Tuesday, but I was rather busy earlier this week and didn't have the chance to get this one finished and posted.  This week our cards go to Heath.  To read his story, go here -  If you would like to join in, please feel free to make a card and send to him.  

I think this stamp is so cute and have been wanting to ink it up for some time now.  The image and sentiment are both from "Something Fishy" from My Favorite Things.  I stamped it on Xpress It Blending Card.  The card base and all the mats are Stampin Up Kiwi Kiss as well as the ink for the sentiment.  The paper is from the Basic Gray Marjolaine collection.  Was perfect for this.  I put a little light blue stickles on my fish to give it some sparkle.  The brads are from my stash.

The image is colored with Copic markers:  B0000, B21, BG01, BG10, BG11, E17, E25, E31, E34, E37; E50, E51, E53; R01, YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG11, YG13, YG23, W0, and 0

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Free for All
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I so appreciate them.  Hope you have a Happy Friday the 13th!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas in July

Good morning and Happy Thursday.  I know so many people are experiencing very hot and dry weather.  I feel your pain.  Here in Texas we went through that the last 2 years.  This summer we are so blessed to be having rain and more rain!   I hate to complain about it though cause I don't want it to go away.  That said, I hope that you will soon get relief from the scorching temps.  Maybe this card will help you think cold!  Is it ever too early to start getting ready for Christmas?   I think not!  How about getting started on those Christmas cards.  You know you are always scrambling at the last minute trying to get them all signed and addressed!  With just a few tools, you can hand make your own cards this year.  Here is a card that I created for Bowdabra using my Mini Bowdabra Hair Tool and Ruler.

Materials Used:

  • Saturated Canary – Christmas Angel
  • Cardstock – Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up – Really Red
  • Designer Paper – Stampin Up – Holly Berry Bouquet
  • Sentiment – My Favorite Things – Winter in the City
  • Ink – Stampin Up – Real Red
  • Flower – Wang’s International, Inc.
  • Ribbon – green gingham – from my stash
  • Loopy Mat – Cricut Cartridge – Elegant Edges
  • Cricut Expression
  • Copic Markers
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
If you'd like to check out how I made the bow, hop on over to the Bowdabra website and check out the tutorial I posted over there.  

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I appreciate each of them.  Hope you have a fabulous day!  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

There's a Time - PSC40

Happy Wednesday my friends.  That means it's time for another Perfect Sentiment challenge.  This week the challenge is to use your favorite scripture or quote.  The twist is to use the following sketch for your layout.

So, here is my card.
The digital image is from Fred She Said.  The digital sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I used Stampin Up Summer Sun c/s for the base of the card and also for the mat of the sentiment.  The d/p is Bo Bunny Country Garden collection.  The ribbon is from Stampin Up.  You know how difficult it is to get your ribbon tails to both face the same direction when you used one-sided ribbon.  To get them both the same, I used my Mini Bowdabra Hair Tool and Ruler to make the bow. The little bling butterfly is from K & Company, Berry Sweet collection.  I used Copic markers to color the tulips -- Y11, Y21, Y35; YG00, YG03, YG06, YG45.

This week our sponsor is Shelly's Images and the prize is one free digi. Stop by her store and see all the pretty images she has.
  Now that's all taken care of, stop on by Perfect Sentiment and see what the rest of the Design Team has been up to!  Then get going in your craft room and join in.  You could be the winner this week or one of the Perfect 3!  Good luck to all.

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Clear It Out - Something Yellow
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes
Stamp N Plus - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Bingo - Ribbon, bling, 2 papers
The Crafty Blogger - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Marker POP - Pastels
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I truly appreciate each one.  Have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Big Texas Hug - The Outlawz 2000 Member Party

The final card for today has already  been sent off to someone.  My grandson is going to Scout Camp this coming week. He and his dad leave tomorrow.  In order for him to get mail, it needed to be sent to the camp by today, so I put this one in the mail to him yesterday.  I thought the sentiment was so appropriate.

The image is called Patriotic Horse and is from Forgotten Scraps.  I thought he was so cute and turned out to be so perfect for the challenge and my grandson.  The sentiment is a stamp I picked up a few years ago when I was up in North Texas.  It's made by Deadbeat Designs.  I stamped it with SU Night of Navy on SU Whisper White and cut it out using a Marvey Oval Punch.  It's matted on a piece of SU Night of Navy c/s punched out using a Marvey scalloped oval punch.  The base and mat for the image are both SU Night of Navy.  The d/p again from my same stash.  The ribbon is from Michael's.  The Copics I used for this were B0000; B14, B24, B29; E17, E23, E37, E81, E84; R17, R29, R46; Y13, Y18; W0, W2, W4, W6; 0, White Opaque Pen.  The flag on the image was just plain.  I drew in the dividing lines and the star using a Multiliner Pen 03.

Freedom Bear - Outlawz Color Party

Card No. 2 was for the Color Party Challenge which was to use the colors of where we are from, and since I'm from the USA, the colors were Red, White, & Blue.
I call this one Freedom Bear.  The digi image is Patriotic Bear from Meljen's Designs which is printed on Xpress It Blending Card. The sentiment on this one is a sticker from a Patriotic package from Momenta.  The c/s I used is Stamping Up Real Red.  Again, the dp is from my stash.  The Copics I used for this one were B0000; B21, B24, B26; E30, E31, E34, E35; R01, R08, R17, R29, R46, and Y18.

I had to made separate posts for these other 2 so they could each get linked to win a prize.

I Heart the USA - The Outlawz 2000 Member Party!

Hello, my friends and Happy Saturday.  Today is the last day to submit projects for The Outlawz 2000 Member Party challenges.  I have 3 cards that I have not posted yet for the challenges so I thought I'd just group them all as one post rather than making 3 separate ones, but then I found out that I needed to have each on a separate post to submit for the Monthly Prize.

The first card is for the Greetings Party Challenge and the challenge was "Your Country."

I, of course, live in the United States of America, so I thought this cute image from Operation Write Home called I Heart the USA would be perfect.  I printed the image on XPress It Blending Card off my computer.  The Sentiments:  Red, White & Blue were computer generated and each was cut and mounted on a piece of red mulberry cardstock which I also used to cut the doily which the image is mounted on.  The blue star paper and the red/blue star paper are both from my stash.  I used these pretty much for these cards.  The Copics I used were R08, R17, R29, R49, and B29.  Very Simple.

 That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  They are very appreciated.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By The Sea

Hello my friends!  Can I just say how much I love all of you who come and leave comments on my blog.  I can't always reply to each comment, but I do truly appreciate the time that you take to leave your comments.  I love what I create and am so thrilled that someone else likes what I do also.    Sorry, don't want to get too mushy.

If you don't know about The Outlawz, you should.  This is a great bunch of crafters who enjoy challenges, creating, and also letting each other know that their work is appreciated.  You can check them out HERE.  It's a forum where there is something for everyone - a challenge every day plus you can get some free digi images every other Sunday.

The past couple of weeks they've been having a "2000 Member Party" to celebrate reaching the goal of having 2000 members!  Makes sense, right!  ;)   They have been having some special games and challenges for the party.  So far I've created 3 cards for 3 challenges and I'm going to post them all and any more that I can get done before Saturday starting tonight.  The first one is this one that I did for the "Sunday Party Challenge" which was to create a CAS card using the theme of "Summer."

  I'm sorry that I don't know where the image is from.  I've looked all through my digi stamps and it didn't come from there, so it must have been one that someone sent to me.  If any of you recognize it, please leave me a comment and tell me where it's from.  I really thought it was such a cute image.  The Sentiment is from Stampin Up - Pursuit of Happiness which is stamped in Brocade Blue and cut using the SU Label Punch.  I punched out another label from the Brocade Blue to use as a shadow to the sentiment.

The card base is SU Barely Banana.  I'm so bummed that they have retired this color.  It has always been one of my favorites.  The Loopy mat is cut using Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges out of Brocade Blue.  The DP is from the paper pad Down the Boardwalk from Memory Keepers.  I matted the Guava DP strip on a piece of SU Groovy Guava c/s.  The last thing is the little strip of ribbon which is Stampin Up Bluebird grosgrain ribbon (retired).

The image was colored with my Copic markers:  B00, B000, B0000, B21; E50, E51, E53, R01; E81, E84; E25, E29, E57, E93, E95; YR02; G00, G12; Y15, Y17, and Y38.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly - Summer Fun
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Ribbon, Twine, or Washi Tape
By the Cute and Girly - A Day at the . .. (Beach)
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Any Occasion
Little Red Wagon - Life's A Beach

That's it for tonight.  I'll have another one for you tomorrow.  Got to go link this up to the Outlawz challenge.  Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comment.  Have a fabulous Friday!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Berry Betsy Birthday - PSC 39

Hello Friends, and Happy 4th of July!!!!!   I hope you are all enjoying a day off from work and spending time with family and/or friends, or maybe just enjoying a quiet day at home.  Wednesday also means it's time for another Perfect Sentiment challenge.  You're going to like this one!  In honor of Independence Day, it's ANYTHING GOES!  You can also choose what type of project you want to make - it does not have to be a card as long as you have a sentiment on the front.  But there is a twist.  Besides having a sentiment on the front of your card, you must use the colors - red, white & blue!  It doesn't have to be patriotic, but you need to use those colors.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs.  You can shop at their store HERE.

 That's not such a good picture, but the best I can do.  The prize this week to one lucky person is 3 digital stamps from the CSD store.  Lots of cute things over there.

Now, on to my card.

 I'm sorry it's not such a great photo, but I think the blue glitter paper kind of washed out the image photo.  My youngest daughter celebrated her "over 29" birthday on Sunday, July 1, and I made this card for her, so it's already been given away.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Berry Betsy - Mayzy Arts
  • Sentiment - Computer generated printed off my computer on SU Whisper White and cut with the large SU Oval Punch and matted on SU Night of Navy, punched with the SU Scallop Oval Punch.
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Gina K 120# white; SU Night of Navy; SU Real Red
  • Paper - Red Star;  Glitter from Recollections
  • Trim - Art Minds - Glitter Lines - Royal
  • Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Leaves - Martha Stewart Fir Branch punch
  • Copics - C0; E00, E11, E04; E23, E25; G12; B21, B34, B41, B45; R05, R17, R27; Y11, Y15, Y17; White Gel Pen
Now check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with to inspire you this week over at the Perfect Sentiment Challenge.  You might win those 3 digi images or be picked as one of the Perfect 3. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Oozak - Bright Colors
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes + Flowers
LEJ Designs - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - My Country's Colors - RWB
Sassy Chery's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
Stamp N Plus - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks - Red, White & Blue
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls!
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch  - Sparkle
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Pan Pastel - Use a Digi
Sentimental Sundays - Patriotic - Red, White, Blue colors
Stamptacular Sunday - Red, White & Blue & Sparkle
The Ribbon Girl - Girlie card

That's all for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I appreciate each one.  Have a Fabulous 4th!