Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Two for Tuesday

Another bright and fun pair.



Sparkling Emerald Dreams - Earrings by beadsme



Enjoy Rockabella Greeting Card by SouthernScraps

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Night Special

You pick. Yep, you pick any item you want from my shop and receive a 20% discount. Convo me "20% off" and wait for a revised invoice.



Remember this runs from now until midnight!

Thanks for looking. Have a great Saturday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New challenges

I found another challenge blog this weekend and decided to play along. It's called Stampin for the weekend and the challenge was to use one of three 60's song titles for inspiration. Just the title, no words, which is a good thing for me since I didn't know any of them. I went with Time of the Season - Zombies. Since it's now the summer season I used this cute little penquin from Imaginisce and these bright Lime Ricky papers. Thanks for looking. Sorry to be so brief, gotta go to work.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Two in one

Given the limited time I have, I often combine challenges. This one combines two:

Whiff of Joy challenge and Friday Sketchers.

This was my first time paper piecing with my stamps. I have done this with patterns before but not my stamps. I should do this more often.

Here's a little tip for you. I didn't have any flowers to match, so I colored white ones with my markers. This is an easy way to always have matching or coordinating embellishments!



Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Verve
Paper: HOTP; Bazill; BasicGrey Sugared
Accents: Flowers, pearls
Tools: Sizzix die

A Year of Flowers

Speaking of flowers, I'm a little behind in posting my card because I've spent the morning mulching flower beds. We decided to invest in rubber mulch this year. Wal-mart ran out of the color we were using last month and just got some in. So, I've been out in this dreadful heat trying to finish that project.

Melanie at Hands, Head, and Heart is having a "Year of Flowers" blog hop using her stamp set. I love this set. I won a stamp set in a Stamp TV challenge, so this was the one I picked. I love it- did I say that already? lol

Here is my card. I used the sketch from Stamps and Smiles. I cut the circle with a Nestabilities circle die. I stamped and cut out the flowers and leaves and some of them are mounted with pop dots for dimension. I did my coloring with Marvy markers. The paper is K & Co. Wild Saffron (which I scarfed for $2.49 at Michael's this weekend. It was clearanced for $4.99 and then they applied my 50% off coupon!)

Thanks for looking. I'm off the hop around and see the other great creations with this set.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Staying cool

It's really hot here today, so I've stayed in and worked on some cards for some challenges. First up is my card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. The challenge is to make something inspired by a Kim Poloson poster. I chose Over the Rainbow III. Here is my card:



Stamp: Flourishes Butterfly Moments
Paper: K&Co. Wild Rasberry
Ink: Colorbox chalk chestnut roan
Tools: Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug Victorian corner, Fiskars border punch, small circle punch (hole punch)

I changed the color scheme but used the basic sketch of the poster.

I've also discovered some new challenges and I'm going to post this card in those as well.

Danni's Dreams Flutterby Wednesday -butterfly or fairy

All Sorts - winged

Next I chose to play with the sketch at Taylored Expressions. I used a pink and green color theme for the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge and made a celebration card for Simons Says. To fit the Charisma Cardz challenge I added some rhinestones to my cupcakes. (Click on the links for all the specifics of the challenges.)

Here is my card:




Stamps: Studio G
Paper: K%Co. Wild Raspberry
Tools: Marvy Markers
Accents: Ribbon (Michael's)

Saturday Night Special




Summer officially kicks off tomorrow. Save today on some great "summer" embellishments. From noon until midnight, all embellishments and tags are 25% OFF. Convo me with the word "SUMMER" and wait for a revised invoice.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Bee Happy

I recently got some Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I'm enjoying them. They also have a sketch blog so this week I tried their sketch challenge for the first time. Here's my card.




Paper: BasicGrey Urban Prairie
Stamp: Bee Happy set- Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Tools: Nestabilities, Marvy Markers

Friday feature- Summertime!

Two more days and summer will officially be here, thus this week's featured items from etsy relate to summer.

Summer Letters Watermelon Glitter Decoupage by allysatticcrafts



That means it's time for the beach!

Sea Turtle Tote in Sea Grass - Medium by willywaw



SuzyBeesSurprises Personalized Kissy Fish Beach Towel by SuzyBeesSurprises



You might need a hat

Orange Flower Print Sun Hat by ArtsandAccents



And some shades

80's Floral Sunglasses by hazelsvintage




And what would summer be without a big ole slice of watermelon?


Wacky Watermelon Embellished Felt Non Slip Clip by Little Fortune Cookie

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Man's Best Friend

I'm back to share my project for the Verve project parade. When I was home for Mother's Day, I took some pictures of my Daddy's "Angel". He seemed to be interested in how they turned out, so I decided that I would frame one for him for Father's Day. I shopped for a dog frame and couldn't find one I liked. Then Verve posted the new project parade theme- It's a guy thing, and I knew what I had to do- make my own. What is more of a guy thing than "Man's best friend."



I purchased an unfinished wood scrapbook frame from Michael's. Here is the result of my efforts. I didn't use a Verve stamp because I don't have any guy themed ones, but I thought this Simple Thoughts- Dog from a Cloud 9 Design set was perfect for my project and some future pet pages and frames I plan to do.




Paper: My Mind's Eye Classic Unique Shining Star/Molding Clay Paper
Stamp: Cloud 9 Design Simple Thoughts- Dog
Other supplies: stickers, ribbon (Michael's), BasicGrey undressed hip chipboard letters, Around the block dog brads, paw and bone buttons, metal word brad, circle punch

Be still...

and know that I am God. So hard to do in this world. I found myself thinking that I'm glad it's almost Friday, but why should I be in such a rush? Every day is the Lord's and it should be cherished. "Be still" is the stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps that I used for this card. I'm learning to color with my Prismacolor pencils that I bought last year (?) - I have so much, I forget when I actually got them. Anyway, I'm still learning to color with pencils. I must say that if you have Prismacolor pencils, I recommend their colorless blender pencil. I got much smoother results. I'm sure the paper has a lot to do with it too. I got some GinaK Pure Luxury 120lb cardstock and I'm having better results with my markers too. I will say this- I don't like the blue sky background. Even with a set of 24, my choices for a blue sky are limited. I will be looking for another shade of blue for future use.



I used the sketch at Friday sketchers this week. This was a nice sketch to work with. Lot of potential for future use. I also used a border punch on this card since that is the challenge at OCC this week. You can barely tell it, but I promise I used the punch on that center band.

Here's my card:




Stamps: Sweet N Sassy
Paper: BasicGrey
Tools: Nestabilities petite ovals large and scalloped petite ovals large, Martha Stewart border punch
Accents: Flowers, brads, DCWV rub on stitches

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Round and round

This week's challenge at Dutch Dare Card Challenge is to make a card that would cheer a child and send it to Post Pals. I made this fun little round card using this cute dragon from High Hopes. It also fits High Hopes challenge this week to use circles. I used four! I hope that's enough. ( You can also take a peek at another card I made based on this sketch HERE



I know I'm a little late with posting, but it's always nice to send a card to a child, whether it's for a challenge or not, so why not visit Post Pals and send a card too?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two for Tuesday

Need a wedding gift for a fun and funky couple? or a gift for a grad going out on their own? This bright pairing would be perfect for these scenarios or any occasion. I love the bright colored plates!



Mix and Match Snack Plate PURPLE by cinderelish



Butterfly bling greeting card by SouthernScraps

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mini tote

The latest challenge at Caardvarks is to make a 3D project. I made a cute little tote to submit for this. These totes can be made with one sheet of 8.5 x 11 in cardstock. I love making them. I also plan to make goodies featuring this same image to fill it with and will probably list it in the shop. If you're interested, keep watching for the completed package.




Paper: BasicGrey sugared
Stamp
: Willow with flower basket (Whiff of Joy)
Tools: Marvy Markers, chalk, Fiskars treading water punch, Nestabilities
Accents: Ribbon for handles; flower, brad


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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Night Special

Continuing with the red, white, and blue theme, anything in my shop that has blue in it will be 20% off from 12 noon until 12 midnight on June 13. Just convo me with the word "blue" and wait for a revised invoice.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bearing gifts

Today I'm quickly sharing a card I made to fulfill a few challenges. It's based on the sketch for this week's challenge at High Hopes and uses one of their stamps. I also made a frame with my Nesties dies for the Flourishes challenge. The color scheme is for the Charisma Cardz challenge to use pink and brown. I had a brand new pack of paper by We are Memory Keepers and it fit the bill for this.



Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Stamp: High Hopes Gavin the Givin Dragon
Tools: Nestabilities Labels Two die; flower and leaf punches; Marvy Markers

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday Night Special



I've made a decision to start a new promotion for my shop. Each Saturday from 12 p.m. (noon) until 11:59 p.m. EST, I'll be running a special in my shop. It may be some sort of discount or a "free with purchase item."

Since father's day is two weeks away, I'm kicking this off with 20% off Father's Day cards, including this gift bag.

Convo me with the word "Father" when you make your purchase and wait for a revised invoice.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mojo on Friday

I completed this card for this week's Mojo Monday challenge last night, but I'm just getting a chance to post it. I love butterflies. I got this set in the recent sale, and I know it's going to get a lot of use.



Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Verve- Beautiful Kindness
Tools: Fiskars treading water punch; Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Accents: Pearls (Michael's); pen-faux stitching; Stickles

Friday Feature- National Doughnut Day

The first Friday in June is always National Doughnut Day. Learn more here.
Some cute finds on etsy featuring these treats:



Dixie Donuts Tile Coaster by robotcandy



Mini Dessert Assortment - 30 oz of Goat's Milk Soaps by soapopotamus



Sweet Treat - Donut Cork Backed Drink Coaster - Set of 4 by by GinaParnell