Welcome to my blog.

If you came here expecting to see Photography Photos you will need to visit my PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG at:

Thank you for stopping by & visiting. I appreciate you interest and your comments. Have a great day.

Sep 11, 2009

BC116 - Thinking of You - Times 2 and a bit of Blog Candy (not mine)

Hello and Happy Friday! - It's time for the Bloggers Challenge and this weeks theme is: Thinking of You. I've actually done 2 cards for today's challenge - Amazing huh!

First up is an ALL SU ONLY - Yes you read that right, card. It's so rare anymore for me to just use strictly Stampin'Up! products that I wasn't even sure I could pull it off. I found a layout in the SU catalog on Page 22 that I really liked so I decided to create a card using that layout. I also wanted to use up some of the "In-Colors" so I based my color scheme around them. I colored the bird image using Ink Pads and the Aqua Painter. Which I'll admit I'm really not that good at as I just can't seem to control the amount of water that comes out of those darn things.
The Card Base is: Soft Suede and I used Dusty Durango, Old Olive (textured), Crushed Curry and a tiny strip of Rich Razzleberry along with Shimmery White CS.
The Stamp Sets I used were: Friends 24-7, Sincere Salutations and Woodgrain BG. I wanted to keep everything "current" on the card as well.
Inks: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Basic Brown (I stamped the bird in that), Dusty Durango, Old Olive, and a tiny bit of Bermuda Bay on the birds Eye.
Other: Filgree Brad, Fire Brad, More Mustard Brads.

Now card number two is a bit of a "take-off" obviously on the Thinking of You theme but the idea popped into my head and I just had to get it out!
I started with my little Witch image - Another of my Studio G $1 finds from JoAnn's
The image actually has a sentiment (see part of the inside of my card) Best Witches but I masked that off and just stamped the Witch and colored it with Prisma Color Pencils.
Other Stamp sets used: Hero Arts (Thinking of You) which I covered with the (BOO) from Papertrey Ink's-Spooky Sweets stamp set. Also on the inside I used the (Happy Halloween) from Spooky Sweets and hand wrote the "for a" part of the sentiment.
Card Stock: Basic Black, Only Orange, Green Galore and Whisper White.
Designer Paper: SEI Eerie Alley Line (Black Wavy pattern) and the reverse side I cut out 3 of the Black Embossed Bats to use on my card as well.
The (Green Circular Pattern) is from My Mind's Eye-Feeling Groovy "Pure Jo" Happy Stripe pattern.
Other: Orange Ric Rac (JoAnn Craft Essentials), Orange Brads (Queen and Co.) and Glitter (Lemonade-Art Institute)
Inks used: Basic Black, Palette Noir Black, Only Orange

Hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I did creating them. Please drop by the other BC Member's Blog (Click on the Icon on my sidebar) and leave a little, Comment Lovin. Then I hope you'll do a Thinking of You (or Boo) card and send it to someone to let them know you care.

ONE LAST THING before you go: I just found out about this Blog Candy over at: A Walk on the Mild Side which looks like a lot of fun so be sure to check it out.


  1. Both cards are great but I love the thinking of BOO one. What a great sentiment.

  2. Ida,

    Love that first card and second is very cute! The colors on your first one are gorgeous -- all those "fussy cuts" make this card one I just might have to case!

  3. These look fabulous! Love both of them! {SMILES}

  4. I like both cards...I especially like all of the layers on the first one!

  5. Though I always appreciate an all-SU card, I love the sentiment in your Halloween card! Too cute and we 100% SU folks could certainly do the same. Great cards!!!

  6. Both are beautiful Thinking of you Cards - love the sentiment on the Halloween one - too cute!

  7. Both of those cards are just lovely! Great job! :o)

  8. Ida, your SU card is beautiful and the other one is sooo cute! Love the take on "Thinking of you" with the "boo"! Great layouts too!

  9. Love the bird...but that second one is Perfection! The sentiment, the way you nestled the image in the swoop of the pattern...perfect!

  10. Ida, I'm with you on the all-su cards, I have a hard time doing them anymore. You did awesome with both cards and congrats on your new DT appointment! Have fun with it!

  11. The first card is absolutely gorgeous, Ida! Love the distressing you did!
    Halloween card is co cute! Love the sentiment with "boo"!!!

  12. What great cards- love the layout of the first as well....the 2nd one is oh so sweet! TFS

  13. Great cards, Ida! The first one is so elegant. And, I love the thinking of "boo" on the second one--adorable!

  14. They're both awesome...and I just love the "thinking of Boo!" Too cute, and perfect for kids who can't stop thinking of boo (aka candy) too!

  15. Great cards Ida! I love the first one and the great color combo... super cute image on the second... and cute greeting... (thinkg of boo)... TFS!

  16. This is so beautiful! I love that flourish on the first card.. i'm going to have to break that set out. :)

  17. Truly, some terrific creations! I am most partial to the first one...I am allowed to pick faves, right?

  18. Both cards are great! I really like the colors of the first one!

  19. Great cards, Ida...one elegant and one whimsical!

  20. Yum, love the warm colors on the Friends 24-7 card. Beautiful design.

    And congrats on your DT assignment too!