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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Birthday Fishes - Bargello Technique


Good morning everyone!! I worked the last two days and I always feel brain dead the day after....I think I'm too delicate to work...LOL!!!! I may get to do a little stamping this afternoon but this morning I'm going to work in the yard. First, though, I want to share a card I made for this weeks Splitcoast Stamper's Wednesday Tutorial....it's right on the front page....Whoohoo!!! Here is the link to the Bargello tutorial.
Recipe: Stamps: Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies Paper: White, Night of Navy, Basic Grey's Lime Rickey Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Nestabilities, Button, Twine


Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is super special!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge #114

Welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!! The challenge this two weeks is to Think Seamstress!! This can include buttons, sewing, sewing stamps, notions, pins......what ever your little heart desires!!! Be sure to use something old and forgotten from your stash, too...the Belli Challenge is all about using your old stuff and forgotten treasures!!!

I used the sketch from the Walzingmouse Sketch Challenge and a Waltzingmouse stamp set called Sewing Box - Hugs. I just love these little stamps...they look like sewing has been done around the edges with all the tiny stitches!! Sewing was done around the background edges and the banners, background paper, and the flowers were all cut from American Crafts dp called The Color of Memories. The sentiment is from the same set and the buttons, twine, and candy dots finish it off.

This is also for a few other challenges:

1. Random Amusing Challenge - use something you have been horarding/saving (my paper)

2. The Stamping Boutique - handmade flowers



Be sure to stop by the other Belli Girls blogs to see what they made for you today....you will find lots of awesome inspiration!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC114 in the keywords section.


















Thanks for stopping by...hope you can do something super special today!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rubbernecker's New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to RUBBERNECKER STAMPS release day HOP!!

We are SO excited you are HOPPING with us today!! There are LOTS of AWESOME creations in store for you!! Besides ALL the GREAT creations? There are PRIZES to be had, as well!! There are THREE ways to WIN!! Take a look at what we have for you!! If you leave some LOVE at EVERY stop, you could WIN………….


1. A $25 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATE If you sign up for the Rubbernecker Newsletter, on the RN BLOG, you could WIN….

2. ONE OF TEN $10 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATES IF you "LIKE" us on Facebook, you could WIN……..

3. A $15 RUBBERNECKER GIFT CERTIFICATE


WOW, can you believe ALL the chances there are to WIN? We will announce the winners THURSDAY! So, you have until then, to HOP, "LIKE" , and SIGN-UP!! The official BLOG HOP ROUTE is listed below, in case you should get lost!! ALL of the NEW release stamps, you see today, are available NOW for purchase!! Thanks for joining in our excitement and


BEST OF LUCK!!

The Hawaiian Vine stamp #537-12 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on the green and orange dp from Basic Grey's Curio. The orange flowers were cutout and adhered over the green flowers. The butterfly and the sentiment from RN's Butterflies are Free set were also stamped with Tuxedo Black and the butterfly was colored with copics. The black pearls, silk ribbon, and the diecut scallops finish it off.



Now, take a stroll throught the all the DT's blogs for some awesome inspiration!!! If you came from Jacquie's you are on the right track!!! Up next is Julia !!!


Rubbernecker Blog


Jen Charboneau


Charlene Merrick


Jacquie Peifer


Joan Ervin - you are here


Julia Aston


Karen Hunsaker


Kittie Caracciolo - DT Coordinator


Maria Gurnsey



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Splitcoast's TLC Challenge

Hello everyone!! It's my turn to host the TLC challenge on Splitcoast and thanks to my sweet friend, Denise (peanutbee), we have a great one!! I saw this GORGEOUS card on her blog and just knew we had to do this technique for the TLC!! I am going to call it *Follow the Edge*. All you have to do is trim the front side of the card along the edge of your image so you can see the inside. I free hand cut my layers but you can trace the background layers from the first one you cut. The scallops I added on the inside show when the card is closed.....too cool!! I bought the adorable Morehead stamp set called Joy for You from Jerri Kay's Store called Touch of Grace. It was colored with copics and paper pieced with papers from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey and American Crafts dp. The balloon sticker with the 4 is from American Crafts...this is for my DGD, Caitlyn, for her 4th birthday. The sentiment was stamped on the Lime Rickey paper with PTI's Birthday Basics set. I had to hand write some of the letters to create Caitlyn's name. The balloons and the banner are from the same set and and the scallops finish it off. Recipe: Stamps: Morhead Stamp set called Joy for You Paper: White, Lime Rickey dp, American Crafts dp Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Twine, EK Success Scallop Border Punch, American Crafts Sticker, Copics

Thanks for visiting....have a wonderful craft filled day!!!


Rubbernecker New Relese Preview Day One

Hello everyone!! Rubbernecker Stamps will be releasing more NEW STAMPS on Tuesday 3/29/11. To get you all ready for these BEAUTIFUL new stamps, we are having TWO days of PREVIEWS!! Welcome to DAY ONE!! You will want to visit EVERY one of the FABULOUS design team participants, for on ONE of their blogs, is a chance to win a $15 Rubbernecker Stamps gift certificate! You can find the complete list of today’s participants on the RUBBENECKER BLOG!
Want MORE ways to win? How about a $10 gift certificate? If you sign up for the RUBBERNECKER NEWSLETTER, you will have the chance to WIN! There will be TEN gift certificates given away!! How about ONE more way to win? LIKE the RUBBERNECKER PAGE on Facebook and you could win a $15 gift certificate too!! WOW, that is a LOT of ways to win!! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy all of the creations, and GOOD LUCK!!

My card today features the elegant chandelier from Rubbrnecker's new Clowns and Crowns set #528. It was stamped on the white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and brown rhinestones were added for the chain. The sentiment is from RN's Party Time set...it was also stamped with Rich Cocoa and framed with a Maya Road frame colored with a copic. The paper is from Basic Grey's Porcelain and the rhinestone flourish finishes it off.

Thanks for visiting today....Be sure to stop by the Rubbernecker Blog to see which designers will be previewing today!!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday Brings More Challenges!!


Good morning everyone...hope you are having a great Saturday!!! I have to work a few hours today but wanted to upload this first...the bright colors will make me happy all day!!! This is for the Moxie Fab World's Citrus Celebration Challenge....my green isn't really lime but this is as close as I could get...oh well...two out of the three colors isn't too bad...LOL!!!! It's also for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast...Stef picked an awesome site called Ruche and I found inspiration from this fabulous top.
The sentiment and butterfly are from Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free set...the butterfly was colored with copics, the leaves were cutout of the Prism Intense Mint cardstock with a Stampin Up! die, and the felt flower and the rick rack were cutout with a MFT's Die-namics, and the Maya Road chipboard was first colored with white acrylic paint and them colored with a So Saffron marker. The Candy Dot for the flower center and sewing around the background edge are the finishing touches.

Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free
Paper: White, Prism Intense Mint, Stampin Up dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Felt, SU leaf Die, Die-namics rack rack die and flower die, Maya Road chipboard frame, Candy Dot, Sewing Machine, Corner Rounder punch
This is for a few other challenges:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - make you own embellishments (I made the flower and the leaves)
3. Raise the Bar - be inspired by a country (I was inspired by the tropics)
4. Sew Many Cards Challenge - Spring fling
5. Stamp Something - Spring
Have a great Saturday, everyone!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Challenge Friday

Good morning everyone!! I stayed up pretty late last night....I was stamping away and didn't look at the time until it was after two...yikes!!! I just left my mess till later in the morning...maybe the good fairy will clean it up while I get my beauty rest...LOL!!!
I made this fun card for the Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast...we were to be inspired by the sun. The temp was in the 80's here yesterday so I was ready to get out the summer stamps!! The sweet image from Penny Black's Beach Day set from Stamper's Dream was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, embossed with clear ep, and watercolored with Tombow Markers. The sun, sentiment, and shells at the bottom are from the same set. My poor little girl is all sunburned...I guess she forgot to use sunscreen!!!
Recipe:
Stamps Beach Day by Penny Black
Papers: Watercolor paper, Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pure Luxury Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Vivid Tuscan
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Clear Embossing Powder


This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Pals Paper Arts - embossing
2. Pixie Dust Studio - Lets go to the Movies (Gidget goes Hawaiian)
3. My Time to Craft Challenge - Ladies Day
4. Incy Wincy - embossing
5. Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - use green somewhere on your project

Thanks for dropping in ...hope you have a great Friday!!!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Good morning everyone...I had a chance to stamp a little this morning which puts me in a really good mood...LOL!!! I inked up the sweet little Bird in Grapevine stamp from Rubbernecker and colored it with copics. The bird was popped up on foam dots. I wanted to add a pearl flourish but all I had was a navy one soooo..... I colored it with a black copic and tadaa...it worked!!!
A little sewing, wrinkled seam binding, button, and baker's twine finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Bird in Grapevine
Paper: White, Black, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Flourish, Sewing Machine, Wrinkled Seam Binding, Button, Baker's Twine, Nestabilities

Thanks sooo much for stopping by....be sure to head on over to the Rubbernecker Stamp Company to check out the great deals!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Taylored Expressions March Blast from the Past Customer Blog Hop!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Taylored Expression's March Blast from the Past Customer Blog Hop!!!! You are going to find sooo much inspiration along the hop...each project will feature Taylored Expressions Stamps and products. The theme this month is Spring so, of course, I had to plant me some flowers!!!

The awesome inspiration sketch created by Sankari Wegman was used for my card today....I flipped it to accomodate the flowers. The flowers and one of the mushrooms from the Garden Party Blooms set were stamped on various October afternoon pattern papers, cutout, and popped up with foam dots. The same papers were used on all the layers....the sun was stamped with Summer Sun, the leaves were stamped with Old Olive, and the larger mushroom was stamped with Vivid Aqua. The sentiment from the Sweet Spring set, buttons, and twine finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Spring, Garden Party Blooms
Paper: Real red, Vanilla, White, Bella Blvd dp, October Afternoon's Cherry Hill, Seaside, Modern Homemaker
Ink: Real Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Vivid Aqua
Accessories: Buttons, Twine







Thanks for joining us today on the hop...have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Grungy Newspaper Creation

Good morning everyone!! Hope all is well in your world....I have to go to work today so this will be short and sweet!! I made this card yesterday for the TLC317 challenge on Splitcoast to use newspaper on a card or project. Since I don't take the paper, I went to my parents to raid their paper stash.
The leaf stamp from Studio 490's Ticket to Art set was stamped on newspaper with Old Olive and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Several round scalloped pieces were punched from the newspaper, sponged with Vintage Photo, crumpled up, and layered together with a brad to form the flower. The sentiment was cutout of the newspaper and the bird is a wood piece from KaiserCraft. The birdcage stamp is called Sweet ZZZ's from Unity...it was paper pieced with 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market dp and sewing around the background paper finishes it off.

I really like the look of the newsprint and think next time I will stamp silhouettes on newsprint...I just have to find something in the newspaper except articles about war, death, or crimes!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Unity, Studio 490
Paper: Old Olive, Kraft, 7 Gypsies dp, Newspaper
Ink: Old Olive, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Brad, Wood Bird, Sewing Machine


Thanks for stopping by....hope you have a wonderful day!!!!



Monday, March 21, 2011

Owls and Birds

Good morning everyone...hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! I worked in the yard on Saturday and cleaned up my house after a week of grandkids on spring break...we sure did have fun!! After church yesterday I went to my son David's to cut my youngest DGS's hair. At 16 months old, he looked like a wild man with all his curls!! His mom and dad couldn't take it any longer so grandma came to the rescue!! In my other life before going to nursing school, I was a hairdresser and used to cut my children's hair before they decided that wasn't cool...LOL!! Anyway....I worked all Sunday afternoon on this card. I don't know why I couldn't get it all together.... I knew what I wanted to do, just couldn't get there...YKWIM?? I tried several different color combos, lots of papers, colors, and embellies. Finally, after leaving it alone for about an hour, it all came together!!
The sweet image is called Time and Season by Unity...it was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on the Bella Blvd cloud dp. It was then stamped on white cardstock, colored with copics, cutout, and adhered over the dp stamped image. I noticed I forgot to color the leaves but I'm not going to fix it now......just pretend I ment to do that...LOL!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Unity
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, October Afternoon's Fly a Kite and Cherry Hilldp, Bella Blvd dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Die-namics scallop die, Twill, Button, Twine, Large Oval scallop Nestabilities, Copics

I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #109 and a few other challenges:
2. Let's Ink it Up - punches/die cuts
3. Totally Gorjuss - buttons
Thanks for stopping by....have a great Monday!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

First Rose of Spring

Happy Saturday, everyone!!! My DH went fishing before 5:00 AM this morning and we took all four of the Grands back home last night so I am on my own today!!! I will work in the back flower beds first thing before the sun is high in the sky and then to the craft room...life is good!!
I made this card yesterday (before the Grands got up) for the Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to make something that reminded us of gardens and Springtime.
I went to Lowes a couple of days ago and they had some of the prettiest roses...got me in the mood to color this Rubbernecker rose. The image was embossed with gold ep and water colored with Tombow Markers. The background paper is called Annalee from Prima and the rhinestones and ribbon with the button finished it off.

Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Rose #529-02
Paper: Watercolor paper, White, Annalee dp from Prima
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, Lace, Egyptian Gold EP by JudiKins
Thanks for visiting...I hope you have a GREAT weekend!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break Fun!!

Hello everyone!! I have had some of my Grandkiddos here this week for spring break and boy, have we been busy!!! Shopping, lunches, movies, playing games, working in the yard, flying kites, visiting family...whew!! I did have a little time this afternoon to stamp while the girls played on the laptop and Cole played with his cars.
This card is for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and I used the Color Throwdown colors this week; Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Early Expresso.
The tree trunk, leaves, and sentiment from Waltzingmouse's Asian Garden set were stamped with Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip, cut out, and attached with foam dots. Brown twine was wrapped around the the trunk and lavender pearls were added to the leaves and butterflies. A Stampin Up! scalloped border punch was used to create the scallops around the edge.
This is kind of a stretch for me but I love to try new things....what new things did you try this week???
Gotta go fix popcorn for tonight's movie...they want to watch Harry Potter...oh boy!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge #113

Welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!! The challenge this two weeks is to use anything that starts with a C on your project!! This can include chipboard, critters, coffee images, coral, candy, Christmas stuff, cats......what ever your little heart desires!!! I created a cityscape and used the celebrate sentiment rub-on!! Be sure to use something old and forgotten from your stash, too...the Belli Challenge is all about using your old stuff and forgotten treasures!!!

This is also for the Cityscapes Are On the Rise Challenge in the Moxie Fab World challenge and a few others:

Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge - use buttons
Ooh La La Creations - it's a man thing
I Did It Challenge - masking
Paper Sundae's Challenge - keep it simple
Pile it On - use green and orange
One Stop Craft Challenge - clean and simple

My card today is a masculine design...the background was created by first, masking off half of the image and brayering Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress inks on the sky. Then the masking was reversed to mask off the sky and Broken China and Pine Needles were brayered on the opposit end to create the water. Rubbernecker's Skyline stamp was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black at the horizon line and the black twine, button, and rub-on sentiment finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the other Belli Girls blogs to see what they made for you today....you will find lots of awesome inspiration!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC113 in the keywords section.
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Robin Kirkpatrick
Jessica Stockmeyer
Shelly Schmidt
Maria Matter
Darsie Bruno
Joy Hadden
Robin ParkerChris Olsen
Mary Marsh
Karen Wallace
Tamara Morton
Beth Norman

Thanks for stopping by...hope you can do something super special today!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rubbernecker Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Today is RUBBERNECKER STAMPS release day!! We are SO excited to share our NEW release with you that, we are celebrating with a BLOG HOP!! Speaking of celebrating, we are also giving away a PRIZE!!! If you HOP along with us today and leave some LOVE at EVERY stop along the way?? You will be entered for your chance to win…….


A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE for Rubbernecker Stamps!!


How is that for a PRIZE?!! We will announce the winner THURSDAY! So, you have until then, to HOP! The official BLOG HOP ROUTE is listed below, in case you should get lost!! Thanks for joining in our excitement and BEST OF LUCK!!


My card today features the beautiful Butterflies are Free set....the butterfly was stamped on Basic Grey's Curio dp, cut out and attached to the background which is also BG's Curio. The sentiment was sponged while it was still in the Nestabilities die and the string of buttons finishes it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free
Paper: Vanilla, Basic Grey's Curip dp
Ink: Blush Blossom, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine


Now, take a stroll throught the all the DT's blogs for some awesome inspiration!!! If you came from Jacquie's you are on the right track!!! Up next is Julia !!!


Rubbernecker Blog
Bev Gerard
Charlene Merrick
Frances Gumprecht
Jacquie Peifer
Joan Ervin - you are here
Julia Aston
Juliana Swanson
Karen Hunsaker
Kittie Caracciolo - DT Coordinator
Maria Gurnsey
Cathy Bomgardner
(If the link does not allow for a comment, you may leave one on the RN blog!) THANKS!!

Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rubbernecker Stamps New Release Preview Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 2 of the Rubbernecker Stamps New Release Previews!! Rubbernecker Stamps will release lots of NEW STAMPS on Tuesday 3/15/11. You will want to visit EVERY one of the FABULOUS design team participants, for on ONE of their blogs, is a chance to win a $25 Rubbernecker Stamps gift certificate and the winners of both preview days will be announced on the Rubbernecker Blog on Tuesday...the day of our New Release Blog Hop!!! You can find the complete list of today’s participants on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG!


Today's card features the Butterflies are Free set #538 and the Ivy Frame #557. The Ivy frame was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and the sentiment from the Butterflies are Free set was stamped in the center. The butterfly was colored with Copics, cutout, and attached with a foam dot. Sewing was done around the background patterned paper layer and the silk ribbon finishes it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free #538 and Ivy Frame #557
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey's Kioshi dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silk Ribbon, Sewing Machine


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy all of the creations, and GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Splitcoast's TLC Challenge

Hello everyone....it's my turn to be the hostess for Splitcoast's TLC challenge this week and my challenge is to make a trellis!

1. Cut out an opening in a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with a die (Labels 11 used here and it was run through the Cuttlebug with the Dotted Swiss folder).
2. Cut 12 - 1/8" x 5" strips
3. Line the backside of the opening with double sided tape and attach six of the strips on a diagonal from left to right (I layed it on my score pal and used the lines as a guide).
4. Attach the remaining six strips from right to left, weaving the strips over and under the first set.
5. Trim excess and attach backing (Graphic 45's Loves Labyrith pattern paper used here)
6. Optional: Create a frame for the front. I used the largest Labels 11 die and the next largest size, taped them on white cardstock so they wouldn't move one inside the other, and ran them through the Cuttlebug.

The Sentiment from Verve's Blessings set, Primas, gold cording, and the leaves stamped from Studio 490's Ticket to Art set (my most favorite leaf stamp!!) finish it off.

You can make your trellis anyway you want....you don't have to use the Nestabilities....just score a trellis or use a trellis punch...use what ever you have as long as you have fun!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Blessings, Studio 490 Ticket to Art
Paper: White, Blush Blossom, Basic Grey's Curio for the leaves, Graphic 45 Loves Labyrinth
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Primas, Gold Cording, Nestabilities Labels 11

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

Rubbernecker Stamps New Release Preview Day One

Hello everyone!! Rubbernecker Stamps will be releasing some NEW STAMPS on Tuesday 3/15/11. To get you all ready for these BEAUTIFUL new stamps, we are having TWO days of PREVIEWS!! Welcome to DAY ONE!! You will want to visit EVERY one of the FABULOUS design team participants, for on ONE of their blogs, is a chance to win a $25 Rubbernecker Stamps gift certificate! You can find the complete list of today’s participants on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy all of the creations, and GOOD LUCK!!


My first card features the beautiful Silhouette Flourish #530-15. It was stamped on Basic Grey's Curio dp, cutout with oval Nestabilities, and adhered to the Webster's Pages Life's Portriat dp. Sewing was done around the layers and pearls, lace, seam binding ribbon, a pearl brad, and a metal round frame finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Silhouette Flourish #530-15
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Webster's Pages dp, Basic Grey's Curio dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pearls, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pearl Brad, Metal Framem Sewing Machine

My second card features the sweet Bird in Cherry Tree #529-10 stamp. Always Artichoke and Real Red markers were used to apply ink directly to the stamp and the bird was paper pieced with a scrap of the background paper. It was sponged with Certainly Celery while still in the oval Nestabilities and sewing, Candy Dots, ribbon, button, and twine are the finishing details.

The bird was stamped twice on the dp, both images were cut out, one was glued on the cardstock and one was popped over the first one with foam dots.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Bird in Cherry Tree #529-10
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Grey Origins
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Yoyo Yellow Markers, Oval scalloped Nestabilities, Ribbon, Button, Twine, Candy Dots, Sewing Machine

Thanks for visiting.....I will have more previews for you tomorrow!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happily Ever After

Hello everyone....first I want to say that my heart goes out to the people of Japan and all the those who have been effected by the earthquake and Tsunami that occured today...what a tragedy!!! My BFF's son and his family love outside Tokyo...I'm praying for their safety!!!

You won't believe I actually got up early this morning and went to help my Dad rake leaves and clean out his flower bed. I am all invirgorated, now, since I got a dose of the fresh morning air...hope my body doesn't go into shock...LOL!!!! Anyway...I'm back home safe in my craft room getting inky. I made a card for the Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab World Blog...aren't the colors pretty!!!...and today's Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast to decorate the edges of our cards.
I made a wedding card for a friend's DD...sewing was done around the edges of the patterned paper and then Diamond Stickles was added for a little sparkle. The felt flowers were made with MFT's rolled flower Die-namics and the ribbon, orange flower centers, doily, and sticker sentiment finish it off. This also qualifies for yesterday's Ways to Use Challenge on Splitcoast to use felt.
Recipe:
Paper: Prima dp called Annalee, White Accessories: Sentiment Chipboard Sticker from Cosmo Cricket's Ever After, Pebbles Candy Dots and Orange Flower Jewel, Felt from MFT, Doily, Sewing Machine, Diamond Stickles, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

I also entered this in a few other challenges:
1. Daring Cardmaker - home made (I made the felt flowers)
2. Joan's Garden - recipe
3. Fab n Funky challenge - make it girly

Thanks for visiting today....I hope you have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Send in the Clowns

Hello everyone....you should have seen me do the happy dance when the mail came yesterday....my new stamps from A Touch of Grace Paper Boutique arrived..Whoohoo!!! My sweet friend, Jerri, is selling some adorable stamps in her store...they are called Morehead Stamps and the sweet little clown is from a set called Joy for You - Teardrops. The Moxie Fab World's Stamp It! Technique Week Day Three challenge is paper piecing so I used My Minds Eye, Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink dp on the clown suit and the dogs ribbon. The face, hands, shoes, and dog were all colored with copics. The same dp was used for the background and the felt details are for today's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast. The buttons and doily finish it off.
This is for a few other challenges:
3. Incy Wincy Challenge - pastel colors
4. Wild Orchid Challenge - anything goes
5. The Rubber Cafe - sew easy
6. Fussy and Fancy- embossing and/or paper piecing