Monday, May 31, 2010

a dog thank you

My daughter wanted me to make her a card to give the people that are going to take care of her dogs while they are gone on their honeymoon. The stamp is Penny Black colored with Copic markers. The paper is SEI and the saying is stickers. I added ribbon and a charm. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A friendly kitty

I have created this card for 4 challenges.

Penny Black Challenge #103-In the Garden
Basic Grey Challenge #21-a sketch by Martine
Flutterby Wednesday #111
One Stop Craft Challenge #82-Pearls and Swirls

I colored this cute Penny Black image with Copic markers. The saying is a rubon by My Sentiments Exactly. The butterfly stamp is Scrappy Cat that is embossed with white detail embossing powder. The papers are Heidi Grace and Basic Grey-Periphery. I embossed the pink panel with the Cuttlebug and added pearl swirls. Thanks for stopping by!

Well, Shake it up, Baby, Now...

The movie for inspiration at The Cinema Saturday Challenge #81 is Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I love this movie! My favorite part is when Ferris is singing on the float in the parade. He sings The Beatle's song-Twist and Shout. That is my inspiration for this card. The lips look more like The Rolling Stones, though! It is a chipboard by Die Cuts with a View and it was more orange so I colored it over with a red Copic marker. I embossed a music stamp by Stampabilities with white detail embossing powder. The saying is printed with the computer and I couldn't find the manufacturer of the patterned paper but it is a big guitar, it is just hard to tell. I used the sketch at Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #17. I am also entering it into the Allsorts Challenge #54-black, white and one color. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Learn to Pause...

I created this card for 3 challenges.

Play Date Cafe #31
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #55
Just Us Girls #35-Wild Card Dry Embossing

These fun stamps are Tim Holtz. I stamped the man in 3 shades of purple. The patterned paper is Deja Views. I ran the middle panel through the Cuttlebug embossing folder Fleur De Lis. I added thread and ribbon. Hope that everyone is having a great Holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Trails to You...

I have created this card for 3 challenges.

House Mouse #70 Good Bye/Farewell-Blog Hop
Quixotic Challenge #27-Emboss it!
Truly Scrumptious Sketch #33

This Happy Hopper is supposed to have a birthday hat on his head but I changed it to a cowboy hat by Jolees. I colored him with Copic markers. The cowboy boots are Jolees to. The papers are Basic Grey and the saying is a sticker.The yellow panel was run through the Tiny Mosaic Cuttlebug Folder. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Singing Frog

It was a hot, sticky day here. We went to an auction and swam at the Y. I created this card for 4 challenges while my hubby takes a nap!

Penny Black Challenge #102-Lots of Dots
Our Creative Challenge-Sketch Challenge
Colour Create Challenge #45-Light green and aqua
Stamp Something-Two of Something

I had to bring out my Penny Black frog stamp for these challenges. The saying is Stampabilities. I used 2 different colored cardstock and 2 papers using dots. The green paper is Memory Makers and the aqua paper is Bo Bunny. The singing frog is colored with Copic markers and I added a bow. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A sew wonderful friendship card

I have created this card for 2 challenges. The Play Date Cafe #30-green, pink and yellow and the Midnight Madness Sketch #54. I received everything for this card (except the buttons) from a Queen Kat Design card kit. It fit in beautifully with the button sketch from Midnight Madness. The papers are Cosmo Cricket. The stamps are Queen Kat Design that is colored with Copic markers. The light pink paper was run through the Argyle folder with the Cuttlebug. I added buttons. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cinemas Saturday Challenge #79-New Moon

The movie for inspiration at the Cinema Saturday Challenge is New Moon. I was one of those crazy women watching it the day it came out! My daughter took me to see it for my birthday last year. It was fun spending the day with my daughter and the movie was pretty good too! I guess that I am Team Edward because he is Bella's true love but Jacob is awful easy on the eyes! The inspiration for this card is this dialogue:

Edward-You just don't belong in my world, Bella.
Bella-I belong with you.

This is a round card. I used a template from The Cutting Cafe. I cut it out of a blue panel. I free-handed the land with an embossing pen and embossed it with Verdigris embossing powder. The letter stickers are Cosmo Cricket.You are supposed to use silver on your card so The words and image are backed with silver. I also embossed the red heart (StampinUp) with silver and added a silver heart. Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks berry much!

I created this card for 3 challenges.

House Mouse Challenge #69-distressing
Truly Scrumptious Challenge #32
Just Us Girls #33-color challenge-red, white, blue and kraft

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon so I got this card made in between putting together a TV stand with hubby(not so fun by the way)! For the House Mouse challenge you were supposed to distress your card. I did this by sponging brown distress ink on the edges of the white panels. The stamps are Stampabilities colored with Copic markers. The blue paper is Karen Foster. You CAN make a red, white a blue card without it being a Fourth of July card! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

gotta love the everyday!

I love the expressions on the frogs faces! I tried to come up with a clever saying but couldn't think of anything that wasn't very corny! I found this stamp (it is a unmounted rubber stamp but didn't have a manufacturer listed) and thought that it would do! I created this stamp for 4 challenges:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #53
Play Date Cafe #29-lime green, leaf green and pale blue
Penny Black Challenge #101-flowers
Basic Grey Challenge #20 -punch it

I stamped the frogs(Penny Black) twice, one on a white panel and one on a pale blue panel. I colored the one on the white panel with Copic markers and cut it out and attached it to the blue panel. The green Basic Grey paper is Eskimo Kisses and I am pretty sure the blue panel is Basic Grey too but I don't know the name!The paper behind the fish is more lime green but it didn't scan well! I punched the fish and added flowers and bling. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My heart is thine...

The Cinema Saturday #78 Challenge was to use the movie Much Ado About Nothing for inspiration. I watched this movie on YouTube on Sunday when my son and husband went fishing. My son did have a Mothers Day cookout first! Anyway I really enjoyed it! My inspiration is Benedick and Beatrice's love for each other. I love the part at the end when the each wrote poetry to each other! The saying is a rubon on parchement paper from my kitchen! The stamp is StampinUp, embossed with gold. I also rubbed gold embossing powder on the green panel. The paper is Basic Grey and I added gold brads and hinges. Thanks for broadening my horizons by watching a Shakespeare movie and using parchment paper! It was fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I made a male card on Mothers Day!

I am getting ready to go to my son's for a Mothers Day Cookout but I decided to make a card first! I created this card for 4 challenges.

Colour Create Challenge #44-Khaki, cream, brown and aqua-a DT call
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #58 -a sketch
Stampin' for the Weekend-a card for a male
Stamp Something-Birthday Somethings

I stamped the image by StampinUp on an aqua panel with Kraft brown ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The Happy Birthday and the fishing pole are rubons. I ran the aqua corner through the Cuttlebug and added the bling. This was fun and easy and I like the way it turned out! I am always in the need of male birthday cards! Have a Happy Mothers Day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

a Mothers Day card just in time!

I created this card for my Stepmom for Mothers Day. The Penny Black Challenge #100 is celebrating with a blog hop and a sketch so I used the sketch on that challenge. The stamp that I used is Penny Black of course! I embossed light pink on the black and black on the pink. The saying is printed from the computer. I used the color combination from the Play Date Cafe #28-pink, black, grey and white. I am getting ready to go to my Daughter's graduation. She is getting her Masters and she will be a nurse practioner. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Another hidden message tag card

My hubby went fishing tonight so I had time to make this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #52. This is another new stamp by Magenta. I stamped it with Sahara Sand ink on a white panel and colored it with chalks. All papers are Basic Grey except for the blue strips which are Pinkpaislee. The stamp used on the tag is Stampabilities.
I added flowers, pearls and ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

There is only one happiness in life...

I created this layout for 2 challenges. Even though this layout is about love, I decided to use aqua and brown. The movie for inspiration at the Cinema Saturday Movie Challenge #77 is American Sweethearts. I saw it when it first came out. My husband and I were married when I was 18 and after 30 years, we are still in love! The papers are Basic Grey.I ran the aqua panels through the Cuttlebug embossing folder. I added a sticker for the saying, footprint clips, flowers, leaf punches and bling. I used the sketch at Just Us Girls #31. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Little mice sending a message

I created this card for 4 challenges.

Penny Black Challenges
Basic Grey Challenge #19-Photo Inspiration
Stamp Something-Sketch Something
Allsorts #50-animals

This is another new Penny Black stamp that I bought yesterday. I colored it with Copic markers. The letters on the paper is Memory Makers. I dragged out my old Memory Makers metal letters for the HI. The arrow paper is Scenic Route and the stamp paper is K&Co.
The other paper is Basic Grey Stella Ruby and I added red gems. I used 2 sizes of daisy punches and a leaf punch. Tomorrow is the wedding shower for my daughter so hope it doesn't rain! Thanks for stopping by!