Monday, May 27, 2013

You're a real work of art

I just love this gorgeous image from Mo.  I had her printed and was planning to have some artwork on her paper, but this weeks challenge is a "Thank You" for Mo's.  It just works out that Paulette at TLC has a wonderful new set that is perfect for this.  I made a card the other day using one of the sentiments from the set.  Being that it is artwork I added a die of some scissors with some buttons for the bright colors.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Crafty Cat
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Lace:  Wright's
Ribbon:  Offray
Buttons:  Stash
Die:  QuicKutz
Spellbinder:  Large Circle
Twine:  Natural Fibers

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch 158
Mo Manning - Ch. 186 Thank You
Crafty Sentiments Design - Buttons
Totally Papercrafts - Ch. 168 Buttons
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 172 Ribbon and/or Lace
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 270 Tie it Up
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ch. 72 Red, White and Blue

France pennant

Paulette just came out with a new set that has pennant flags.  I made a card using a colored flag for France.  The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye - Come Away with Me which has the Eiffel Tower, airplanes, suitcase, hot air balloon, bicycles, cameras and flowers.  On my large Label 4 I put the pennant, a die cut of the Eiffel Tower and a wooden camera chip from Prima.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - (See above for direct link)
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things Die-Namics
Camera:  Prima
Hemp:  May Arts
Flowers:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #260
Make it Monday - Ch. 142
Challenges 4 Everybody - Ch. 21

Ahoy Matey

Torico has several new images and this is one of them which is available at Birdie Brown.  I used a sentiment from TLC.  I used the colors for this weeks Play Date Cafe.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sail Away; My Mind's Eye; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Birdie Brown - Captain02
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Ahoy Matey!
Twine:  Maya Road
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Anchor:  Martha Stewart
Border Punch:  Fiskar

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 185
The Play Date Cafe - Ch. 183
QKR Stampede - Ch. 40 For the Boys
Pause, Dream, and Enjoy - Ch. 11 Use Foam Tape

Woodland Christmas

Being Monday, there is a new sketch for Merry Monday and I decided to get going and make a card right away since I didn't get to one last week.  I used my new die cuts from Taylored Expressions.  I made the background embossed as well as the snowhill in the front.  I also, made the white portion a 4.25 X 5.5 card so it will have my sentiment on the inside.  The blue cardstock is a 5 X 7 flat piece.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye; Sweet Shoppe - Set the Stage
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Have yourself Merry Christmas
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Die Cut:  

Merry Monday - Sketch 64
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Ch. 126 Use some white
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Eureka - Ch. 41 The Great Outdoors

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Earth without ART

Paulette at TLC has a new set of word art that should be released in the next day or 2.  It will be called "Art and Color" and has four wonderful sentiments.  Here is a sample of one of the sentiments.  You can check Candy's blog and I know she has another sample posted.  The rest of the design team will be posting something using this set soon.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Come Away with Me (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Art and Color
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle
Tickets:  Coin - Tainer
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Hemp:  May Arts
Flower:  Recollection

The Sweet Stop - Sketch 212
613 Avenue Create - Ch. 21
Splitcoast Color -CC427

Deer Happy Father's Day

My Father is an outdoor sportsman so when I saw these dies at Taylored Expression I just had to order them just to make a card for my Dad.  Now for the people that think a Hallmark card is expression it is nothing in comparison to a homemade card when you add up all the supplies, especially the die cuts.  I used digital paper from Sweet Shoppe to make the background papers to make it look like black etching and cork to give it texture.  The deer I was using felt; however, the horns would not come out without ripping so those are out of paper.  The sentiment is from TLC and was cut out with another Taylored Expressions die cut.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Set the Stage
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Felt:  unknown-stash
Die Cuts:  Taylored Expressions:  

Brown Sugar Challenge - Ch. 43 Father's Day
QKR - Ch. 40 For the Boys
Polka Doodles - To die for

A little bit of sunshine

For our weather we have had only a little bit of sunshine.  This is a sentiment from TLC that I think is beautiful and I used the Tim Holtz embossed sun as the background and a pinking circle to look like a sun.

Patterned Paper:  K & I; Sweet Shoppe - In my happy field
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Little Bit of Sunshine
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Ribbon:  Offray
Border Punch:  Fiskar
Spellbinder:  Small Pinking Circle
Bling:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Mojo - Sketch 294
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 81 Bring on the Sunshine
Color Throwdown - 243

Hoppy Birthday 2 you

Here is an image from Imagine That for a progressive challenge.  I thought it would be perfect for a more masculine birthday card which I am always in need of.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That - Party Animals
Buttons:  My Favorite Things, Dress it Up
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Spellbinders:  Pennants

Imagine That - Ch. 7
Gingerloft Challenge - Happy Birthday
Totally Papercrafts - Ch. 168 Buttons
Cute Card Thursday - Tie it Up

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ladybugs bring good luck

Sassy Cheryl has this wonderful digi image with a ladybug and Paulette at TLC has the perfect sentiment to go with it.  It hasn't been warm enough lately to have ladybugs around here.  Today is to be a high of only 57 and we are having some rain this am.  The Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week is stitching which I did around the outside of my card.  I used the colors from this weeks Colour Q which I thought were perfect for this image.  But hopefully it is the start to a good weekend!

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp: Sassy Cheryl - Signs of Spring
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Large Circle, pennant, Parsian accent
Ink:  Colorbox - Ochre
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
White thread:  stash
Flower: Prima & Recollection
Ribbon:  Offray

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch 207 -60
Sassy Cheryl - Ch. 167 Stitch Away
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C187 - No patterned paper
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Ch. 80 Anything Goes
Colour Q - Ch. 190

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thinking of you - Vintage

Paulette came out with this new image last week and I made a card that was purple/lavender; however, I wanted to do another card that was a softer more vintage color.  I used a gold and mustard for the dress and the sentiment is also from TLC from a great set that covers many sayings.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Ephemera Wood2
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Roman Fashion Vintage (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Simply Put (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Antique Label; Grand Circles
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

613 Avenue Create - Ch. 5 Sketch Challenge
Crafts and Me - Lots of Layers

Butterfly birthday

I love hydrangea flowers so I found this image from Delicious Doodles and cut out the frame and used a sentiment from TLC.  It will be perfect for a friend who has a birthday on June first.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Delicious Doodles - Hydrangea and Butterfly
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday to You Banner
Lace:  Wrights
Ribbon:  May Arts
Bling:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Sketch N Stash - Ch. 114 Sketch 10
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge - Ch. 10 Happy Birthday
Gingerloft - Happy Birthday
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 172 Ribbon and/or Lace

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Paulette has a gorgeous new image available in the store it is Roman Fashion Vintage.  Well, I went lavender with this one.  The sentiment is from TLC also.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Floral Dreams
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up; Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sweet Labeled2
Hemp:  May Arts
Spellbinder: Grand Circle
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug
Flowers:  Recollections & Prima
Lace: Wrights

A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 80 Sketch
Bearly Mine - Ch. 87 Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Ch. 243 Lavender and Lace

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer taste it...

Well, here is another one of Mo's images that I colored using a Red, White and Blue color theme for this week.  I used Glossy Accent on the fun fish sunglasses to add some dimension.  I put a star chipboard on the bow to add some glitter.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Summer girl
Sentiment:  TLC, Create Summer Taste It
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's
Glossy Accent
Star chipboard:  Recollection

Mo Manning - Red, white and blue
Delightful Challenges - BINGO  (Add dimension, Ribbon, Glitter/sparkle)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ch. 72 Red, White and Blue
QKR Stampede - Ch. 39 Children's Card or Gift Tags

Birds and tea cup

At TLC there are some special images by Bri and this is one of them, she has a good deal on them.  And she has some gorgeous vintage images.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Elegant Papers
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link) Baubles by Bri
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die cut:  Lifestyle Crafts - Doily circle
Buttons: stash
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Chalk:  ColorBox Creamy Brown

Deconstruced Sketch - Sketch 101
Catch the Bug Challenge - BINGO (Brown & blue, button, twine)
Dream Valley - Ch. 57 Animals

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dare to dream

I love that sentiment from a new stamp set that I got from "My Favorite Things" which I embossed on a brown piece of cardstock.  I loved this sketch this week from My Favorite Things.  I used a die cut also which is one of my favorite embellishments.  The paper had gorgeous butterflies and one of my favorite color combos using browns, orange, yellow and mint green.  As you see the pictures below, I think you will see why this is a favorite combo. My son had his pictures taken at a "Garden" area and the colors were brilliant.
I had my SLR camera out to take pictures of my son, Trevor going to prom with his date Kenzie. It was a gorgeous day, and they looked wonderful!

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  MPD Dandelion Wishes
Twine & button from stash
Embossing Powder:  Tim Holtz Snowflake Tinsel
Die Cut:  Dizzy Doily

As You Like It - Ch. 2 Favorite color combo
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 171 Your favorite embellishment
Flutter By Wednesday - Use a button with a butterfly or fairy