Feb 24, 2012

BC - Color Challenge and a Catch Up Challenge

Happy Friday! - It's time for the Blogger Challenge over on Lisa's Blog (Splendiforous Creations).  I missed last weeks challenge and was a bit bummed because the theme was, By The Seashore and I love the ocean and have several beach themed stamp sets that I could have used.  Time just got away from me and I never got a card made for the challenge.  I thought well maybe I could make it up with this weeks theme and then I checked and it was a color challenge, Red, Black and White (or Vanilla) and well I thought how on earth could I pull off a By the Seashore card with those colors....Well here is what I came up with:

So what do you think, did I pull it off or not?
I used this sketch: Roughly changing the bottom portion just a little since I couldn't put a "wave" upside down!
Details:  Card Stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps:  Amuse Studio: Life's A Breeze
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black and a Copic Marker (R29)
Punch: Fiskars
Nestabilitie Dies
Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Paper Piercing Tool and Distressing Tool.

So now why don't you join in on the fun and show us your work.

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!  - Sharing a couple of cards given to family members for Valentine's Day.  Hope you enjoy them.

This one uses a Pure Innocence Digi image. Sentiment from Amuse Studio. Paper is a retired SU pattern. Hearts embossing folder, sparkly glitter, copic markers, distressing tool,  Heart sprinkle from AnnaBelle Stamps.



This one uses a digi as well (source unknown).  Again - Retired SU background papers.

Hope you all have a great day and shared some love with those you love.

Feb 13, 2012

Google Friends Connect is Going Away

Well it appears that I've been out of the loop as to this information but I've been seeing it more and more on other blogs so today I did a bit of research and discovered this to be true.  Since this feature is going away on March 1st I've decided to add Linky Followers instead.  So PLEASE if you are a follower of my blog please change over to the Linky Follower as I will remove that feature on February 29th.  You might also consider switching over your blogs so that I can follow you the same way.  It's really easy to do.  You can find all the information you need here: on how to sign up.

Feb 10, 2012

Blogger Challenge - In Bloom

Hello and Happy Friday.  I took a week off last week from the Blogger Challenge but am back today to share my card for this weeks Challenge,  In Bloom.  What a great theme, I love flowers.  Since Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching I decided to combine today's challenge along with making a card for my mom for Valentine's Day.
Her favorite flowers are Roses so that's what I went with and this is what I came up with.

It's a CAS design and one that I've used before.  See card HERE  I wanted something that was easy to make since I'm pressed for time and yet was elegant.  I think this works quite well.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, All Year Cheer3-rtrd. - Both SU
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink.
Ribbon, American Crafts, Hearts-AnnaBelle Stamps
Pewter Shimmer Spray-Tsukineko


I'm also sharing another hobby of mine:  Photography with you today since it fits the theme:

This is what I do when I'm not stamping.  I like to take photographs and also do Photo Art with some of them.  This is one of the pieces that I did this week.

You can join in on the fun by creating a card and posting it using the Linky feature: 



Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 4, 2012

Birthday Wishes for my Friend

Hello everyone! - I'm back today to share a card that I made for my good friend, Teresa for her birthday.  I haven't stamped in almost 2 weeks and it was fun to work on this card.  I picked this sketch:
from the Tuesday Morning Sketches (my first time participating) and below is what I came up with.













































Supplies:  Stamp, Pure Innocence Digi, Sentiment from Amuse Studio
Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz and Cool Caribbean (SU) Flourishes White cs.
Designer Paper, Paper Pizzazz.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Punch: MS Loopy, Nestabilitie Dies. Brads and Prima Flowers.