Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's cooking

I can't believe March is almost over!!!! That is why I almost forgot to submit a card for the SFYTT sketch.  It was easier when it was weekly instead of monthly.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine digital free download
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo digital - What's Cooking
Colored Pencils & Gamsol
Skin colored with Copics
Ribbin:  Michel's
Buttons:  Cosmo Cricket
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections

March 2011 SFYTT Sketch
Mo's Challenge 76 Buttons & Bows
Paper Crafting Journey   For the Ladies in Your Life

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kenny K Ch. 38 & TGF Spring Break & Pixie Dust Movie Theme

Kenny K Challenge 38 is aquamarine.

Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K Digital Miss Fortune
Sentiment: Verve
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Ribbon: Offray
Flowers:  Recollections
Rhinestones: Recollections
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Nestabiltities: Large Rectangle

The Greeting Farms Challenge is Spring Break

Patterned Paper:  Crate, Saffafras
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Paper Company, bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Ducky Rain Digital
Colored pencils & Gamsol
Sentiment:  TLC
Crystal lacquer 3D on all rain drops and puddle
Ribbon:  American Craft
Flower:  Prima
Button:  Stash
Nestabilities:  Large Petite Oval, Large Petite Oval Scalloped

Pixie Dust Studio Movie Theme
Bearly Mine Challenge Sketch

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine Free digital download
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Pixie Dust - Harry Potter Himself digital
Crystal Lacquer 3D on glasses
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Charm:  Watch Us
Leather Twine:  Wrights

Monday, March 28, 2011

Reach for the Stars & Easter Blessings C4C80 & Hoppy Easter

Reach for the Stars

Tiddly Inks Challenge is to make a card that is not square or rectangular and they have a picture for inspiration.

Cardstock:   Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Fairy Fae Catches a Star
Copics & Sankura glitter gelly roller
Sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Buttons stars from stash
Flowers: Pink-Martha Stewart, Purple Recollection
Nestabilities: Circle Standard Grand

Easter  Blessings

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Hello Luscious
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Digital Free Download
Sentiment: Just Rite
Ink: Memento, rich cocoa
Flower:  Prima
Button: Cosmo Cricket
Lace: Wrights
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Nestabiltities:  Large Rectangle, Large Scalloped Rectangle
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Chalk: G Studio
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Hoppy Easter

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Kioshi
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Skipping Stones Gray Hares
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo & rich cocoa
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Corner Rounder:  Tonic
Rhinestones & Flourish:  Recollections
Nestabilties:  Petite Large Oval, Petite Large Scalloped Oval

Skipping Stones Challenge #69
Create Colour Challenge Inspirational Picture (see below)  Pastels & optional Easter

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Best wishes

One of my good friends will be undergoing back surgery on Monday.  Hopefully this will help all the pain that she has been having lately.  I wanted to make her a card, but she isn't sick so "Get well" isn't appropriate so I used the sentiment "Best wishes" and in the inside will be "for a speedy recovery."

Patterned Paper:  Girl's Paperie
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections, Paper cut
Stamp:  Heather Ellis Pure Innocence Flower Girl
Sentiment: Close to My Heart
Ink: Memento, black tuxedo
Nestabilities: Large rectangle, large scalloped rectange
Corner rounder: Creative Memories
White thread
Flower: Prima
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Bugaboo: Baby Steps
Do It with Digis: Boys and Girls Come out to Play

Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby girl & Good luck

Patterned Paper:  My Minds Eye - Lush
                           American Craft -Lizzy Fabric
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo SANDS Megan
Sentiment:  Fiskars
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
punch teddy bear:  Martha Stewart
Border punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Offray
Circle punches:  EK Success
Nestabilities:  Large petite oval, Large petite scalloped oval
Flower:  Martha Stewart

Bugaboo:  Baby Steps

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Far East
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  All that Scraps Geisha 1
Sentiment:  Stamp Craft
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Colored Pencils & Gamsol
Nestabilities:  Label #4
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flower: Prima
Brad:  Recollections

All that Scraps Wednesday Challenge


For this card I used colored pencils with Gamsol and Copics.  When my husband has to go for a MRI I take my colored pencils since it is more difficult to deal with Copics and blending in a waiting room.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV Garden Party
Cardstock:  Bazzil Shapes, Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo bunting baby
Sentiment:  Fiskars
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Nestabilities:  Large Petite oval, Large petite scalloped oval, Eyelet Circle,
Ribbon:  Wrights
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Flowers:  Prima
Rhinestones:  Recollections

Bugaboo:  Baby Steps for a Baby/Child
Cupcake Inspirations  see picture

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Color Me Happy

My husband had a MRI and we are told by the neurosurgeon that his cancer is stable despite the fact that he is having increased pain.  He will see the Oncologist on Monday and receive another treatment.  It is good news in that the cancer is not progressing (yet); however, it doesn't help explain why he is having difficulty moving around.  It is frustrating when we expect explanations for our complicated bodies.

I think that is why I designed the card for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge which is big buttons using the Annie the Artist stamp with Color Me Happy.

Patterned Paper:  Crate - Emma's Shoppe
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections,
Ink: Memento, black tuxedo & rich cocoa
button & twine from stash
Flower: Martha Stewart
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

When I woke this morning there was a light covering of white snow on the ground, I thought it had melted the other day when it was 60 degrees.  The temperature today is 41 and not very pleasant.  I tried to be more spring like with my card.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine free downloads
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Meljeans Rose Butterfly
Ribbon: Wrights
Flower:  Recollections
Punch:  EK Success
Nestabilities:  Small & Large Scalloped Circles
Paper Piercer

Bearly Mine Challenge #6 Mother's Day
JUGS: Challenge 76 Color Challenge
Mojo Challenge 183

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

You Make Me Smile & Happy Anniversary

This card using the Kenny K digital image Brooklyn Babe can be used for several challenges.

Kenny K Recipe Challenge: 3 patterned papers, 2 ribbons, 1 image
Create Color Challenge:  Olive Green, Cream,  Brown, & Black (see image for inspiration)
Basic Grey:  Recycled Item

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Origins, 3 different patterns
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollections
Ribbon: Wrights
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Nestabilties: Label #4, Grand label #4
Recycled items: toilet paper tube for sentiment, brown tie ribbon from old pair of pants

My second card is using Marvin from Stamping Bazaar where the challenge is an anniversary card.
Also for Paper Crafting Journey Up in the Air Challenge

Patterned Paper:  DCWV Doodle Around, Jillibean
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Recollections
Sentiment:  Just Rite
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Ribbon:  Creative Expressions
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thinking of you & Happy Birthday

It's been a few days since the kids have had a few things going on.  My daughter had a talent show and did her dance routine (trio).  And Sunday was the dance banquet and since I was on the committee it was a long day with the set up and such.  It was a rather emotional event since she is a senior, but it is great to see all the friends and great experience she has gained.

Now that I had sometime to myself....late in night.
I made this card for the Tiddly Ink Challenge which is to Go Green.  I used the Jedi log digital image.
I can also enter this card in the Pixie Dust Challenge for Go Green.
And also for Paper Sundaes for embossing for the wood look.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine February free digital download
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, bazzil, recollections
Sentiment: Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Button:  JoAnn Basics
Ribbon:  Wrights
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder:  Sixxiz, Tim Holtz

The Next Card is for Skipping Stones Challenge 68.

Patterned Paper:  Sassafras
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Nestabilities:  Label #1, Fancy label
Rhinestones:  Recollections
Crystal lacquer
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Stamps:  Buns n Crunchs

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mojo 182 Happy Mother's Day

Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock:  Paper Company
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Liquid Pearls
Lace:  Wrights
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circle

Wonderful Birthday & Best Friend & You are fabulous

All that Scraps Challenge is to add buttons.

Patterned Paper:  K & Company Berry Sweet
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug & Sixxiz
Ribbon:  American Craft
Flowers:  Prima
Stamp:  Digital Flower Birgitta
Sentiment:  free digital download
Nestabilities:  large standard circle, large scalloped circle
buttons:  JoAnn essentials
Glitter Pen:  Sankura

Pixie Dust Challenge 65 is a card for a friend "Thank You for being You".

Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Paper Company, Paper Cuts
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Stamp:  Pixie Dust Belle the Beauty
Sentiment:  TLC
Ribbon:  Offray
Flower:  Recollections

Kenny K Challenge 36 is to add lace, ribbons, or bows.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Lush
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K Digital Queens Cutie
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Ribbon:  Creative Expressions
Flower:  Prima
Nestabilities:  Small & Large Petite Oval, Small & Large Petie Scalloped Oval

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hang in there and Make a Wish

Karen's Doodles Challenges is to Go Green.
I used the Hang in there digital image.  I colored the tree in colored pencil and gamisol while the cat is in Copics.
Also entered in C4C78 which is to have a tree on the card for earth day.

Patterned Paper:  Reminisce
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Paper company, Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Tim Holtz
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart & Fiskars
Ribbon:  Creative Expressions
Button:  Cosmo Cricket
Corner Punch:  Creative Memories

Bearly Mine Challenges is Birthdays
Also have this in the Cute Card Thursday for their 3rd birthday Challenge
And Cupcake Inspiration 101

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine January and February Freebie download
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Company, Recollections
Glitter Pen:  Sankura
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections
Sentiment: Shelley's free download
Ribbon:  Offray
Stamp:  Lilly of the Valley- Pom Pom
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tiddly Inks Kraft With Me

Tiddly Inks Challenge is to use kraft paper.  I used  the digital image of cat girl which I printed on kraft paper.  I thought it looked so rich when I laid it out when it wasn't colored that I left it that way for this card.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Company
Sentiment: free digital download
Flowers:  Recollections
Buttons:  Stash
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Nestabilities:  Long rectangle scalloped
Lace: Wrights

Cards for Fun

I actually made these cards for a work project, but they were more for fun.  It seems that I am usually making cards for a challenge since that has a specific goal in mind.  Then I pull from my stash for my needs or try to incorporate the specific card I need into one of the challenges.

Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Paper Company
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Buttons:  Cosmo Cricket
Stamp Set:  Just Rite Stitched with Love
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Nestabilities:  Small standard circles
Pop dots
The stamp of the heart is up on pop dots from the base.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lush
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circle
Liquid Pearl
Pearl:  Unknown

Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket: Upcycle
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Paper Company
Sentiment:  American Crafts Rub On
Ribbon: Creative Expressions
Chipboard Circle & butterfly:  Cosmo Cricket
Bling:  Recollections