Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MFW - Thank You challenge

YAY~Cath is back!  AND hopefully the shoulder pain is a thing of the past for her.
There is a new issue of Stamp It! Cards and Moxie Fab Cath is hosting a week of challenges from this magazine.  Check it out HERE.

I may enter this challenge a few times cause I am sending Thank You cards out for a couple of  'early' Birthday gifts :o)

My Card ~
Cardstock:  Base card stock is from Teaching Tree picked up at The Dollar Tree; green (yes, it looks yellow) embossed panel is from AC Moore;  blue top panel with stamped image is Sandcastle from American Crafts
Stamps & Ink:  Two birds from Studio 112 are inked with White from Studio g
Tools & Embellishments:  Thanks embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Corner rounder from Zutter; Yellow glitter from Stickles: Satin Ribbon from The Dollar Tree; Bling from Crystal Stickers

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, June 25, 2012

PTI - June 2012 Blog Hop

Whew! I was a little panicked about getting this card posted today!  My internet service was down and when I called for repairs, I was told the problem would be fixed no later than Wednesday at 7:00 PM ~ WHAT?!?! Luckily, it was fixed within an hour of my call :)  
Here's the Inspiration from can check out the Blog Hop HERE
 And this is my card: 

I punched out 3 flowers from green, blue and yellow cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug with Textile, Swiss Dot and Heart Blocks embossing folders.  Punched a hole in the center of each then added Glitter Brads and curled the petals of the top flowers. Glued the leaves on the bottom and popped them off the card with thick mounting tapes.   The top and bottom Banner Borders are from PTI. 

Thanks so much for looking :o) 
I will stop by and comment on your entries this evening!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kim Kesti's Crafty Monthly Challenge

I am  entering this card to Kim Kesti's Crafty Month Challenge.
To participate all you need to do is, 
1.  Create a  project that combines at least one new item and one item from your stash that is at least one year old.
2. Take a photo and link it to THIS POST  by June 30, 2012, PST Midnight.

My NEW items are the foam balloon stickers which come in a package of 120 'Party" pieces (in bright primary colors)  including large and small balloons, party hats, presents, two-tiered cakes, stars, candy and round balls.
My OLD item is the card base. It came in a Value Pack of 50 pastel colored 5X7 plain make-your-own greeting cards with matching envelopes that I bought at a local Craft store that went out of business 7 years ago  :(

Thursday, June 21, 2012

MIM #71 & MFW-The Gingham Challenge

Oh how I love this technique! This is my second card posted to PTI's Make It Monday #71, which you can check out HERE
By the look of the number of entries, everyone else likes it too :^)

Entering this card in another Challenge as well.  This one is over at Moxie Fab World from Card Creations Week and there are like a gajillion entries there as well. Check that one out too HERE  

My Card ~ The images all have a shimmery glimmer to them, which I did not capture in my photo :(

Cardstock:  Lavender base card is Recollections. White is  PTI's Stamper's Select (it is just the right weight for use paints on cause it doesn't bleed through)
Stamps:  Baby Onsie is Hero Arts; Safety Pin is StudioG
Ink:  Images were stamped in Coffee from Archival Inks;  painted with Frosty Iris & Just Peachy from Radiant Pearls; Key Lime & Silver Bells from Shimmerz
Embellishments: Gingham ribbon is from Craft Ribbon; the green ribbon under the flower (leaves) used to cinch the wide gingham is from Michael's and the daisy silk flower is from my stash

Thanks for looking, I so appreciate you taking the time!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MIM #71

This may be a first for me! I have a card to post on PTI's Make It Monday #71-Bordered Sentiments before Sunday night :) 
This is a really great technique that Betsy Veldman shows in this video HERE
My Card ~
Cardstock:  Base card and side panels are from Recollections; White is Stamper's Select from PTI
Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes from PTI; sentiment from my comuter
Ink: Purple and  Pearlescent Sky Blue from Tsukineko Inc
Tools and Embellishment: Rings border punch and bling are from Martha Stewart

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving your comments :o)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

MIM #70-Puffed Fabric

Here is my card for Make It Monday's-Puffed Fabric Accent challenge this week. 
The video really explains much better than I can, how to create this effect on your cards.  Check it out here on:  PTI - MIM video 

  My Card ~ click on the photo for a more detailed look
Cardstock:  Base card and tag is Rustic Cream by PTI; panel of tan is Parchment by Xerox; Black banners are from Recollections
Stamps & Ink:  Background 'zebra print' on base card is from DeltaStamps (it's actually Tiger Print :o); inked with light grey from Studio G Chalks
Tools and Embellishments:  Banner Borders by PTI; MerchantTag is giga Marvy punch; Heart is also Marvy; tag embossed with Script folder from Cuttlebug; Zebra brad is from Recollections; material used over the foam layered hearts is from my stash of sewing "stuff"; Sentiment printed on my computer

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Thank you for taking time to leave a comment also!   XOXO

Sunday, June 10, 2012

MIM #69 - Inspiration into Unique Sketches

Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink has a couple of great sketches, which you can download to use again and again, plus a very fabulous video by the creative Nicole Heady to inspire us this week. I had this card made earlier this week and never got around to posting it (until the nineteenth hour). You all know how 'life' gets in the way of our crafting efforts sometimes :( 

Anywho, check out the sketches and video HERE

My card ~ I used one of the sketches for a simple card
Cardstock:  Pale yellow base card and darker yellow insert are from Recollections
Stamps:  Swirly 'ribbon' and Hope sentiment are from PTI "Fall Elegance" set
Tools & embellishments:  Corner Rounder from EKSuccess; embellished frame and butterfly by Miss Elizabeth from The Dollar Tree

MFW - Tuesday Trigger-Mantastic

Had a little trouble with these colors and didn't think I would have a card to enter.  Then I spotted this pack of patterned paper called "Debonair" and it is from GCD Studios in my Paper Cabinet~not used yet, of course :(  I thought these colors are pretty darn close to the Tuesday Trigger. The brown strip in the middle is from American Crafts and I used Martha Stewart's border punch "cornice" on both sides.  The sentiment is a stamp from Inique Boutique "Party Cupcakes", inked with StudioG's  white cube ink. The brown gems are from StudioG also.
I think it came out masculine and will definitely use it for one of my 'mantastic' guy's birthday. 
You can find all the creative entries on Moxie Fab World  HERE.

Inspiration photo:                                               

Monday, June 4, 2012

MFW - Damask and Brocade Challenge

This challenge at Moxie Fab World is creating a project that incorporates damask or brocade in an innovative way.  
Check it out HERE

 I think my card looks prettier in person than it does here, but I have to get this one in mail right now.

My Card ~
Cardstock:  Base card is Confetti White by Stampin Up: the Damask blue on off white is a note card front from Gartner
Stamps: The large flower is from StudioG from Joann's Fabrics & Crafts; Sentiment from my computer
Ink: Purple Ultimate Metalic from Tsukineko
Embellishments:   Gems from Studio112; sheer Lavender ribbon from Dollar Tree

MFW - Doillies and Lace Challenge

OK, in this Moxie Fab challenge we are to create a project  that incorporates a doily or lace element. 
Same deadline on this one (midnight tonight).  Check out all the fab entries HERE

I have had this card mulling around in my head for some time it was time to put in down on  paper. I stamped the mason jar on the cardstock and on vellum then used glue dots to adhere one on top of the other.  I did the same with the bee, except the top bees are stamped on yellow cardstock and cut out ~ a little glitter added to their wings.

My card~
Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select from PTI; Yellow is from Recollections; Vellum is from Michael's
Stamps:  Mason Jar from Inkadinkadoo;  Bee is from Studio 18
Tools and Embellishments:  Corner Rounder from EKSuccess; Stylized Flowers embossing folder is Cuttlebug's; Doillie from my stash; brown twine from Big Lots

MFW - The Gingham Challenge

I started a few cards for the Moxie Fab World challenges a couple of weeks back....but, had to leave for my Dad's funeral in MA and never posted them.  

Today is the last day (midnight) and I wanted to get these cards entered. 

This one is for the Gingham Challenge
You must check out the beautiful projects  HERE

My Card ~ 
Cardstock:  Base card is from Recollections, White is from PTI; green mat is a paint chip from Lowes
Stamp:  On Butterfly Wings is from Hampton Arts
Ink:  Pearlescent Purple is from Tsukineko
Tools & Embellishments:  Gingham Ribbon from American Crafts; Rings border punch from Martha Stewart