Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Signature Style

At the CASE Study Challenge they want to see your signature style. This was hard for me because I like to try a lot of new techniques, styles... I think your signature style is probably what you like to create. I use a lot of animals, fairies, flowers, nature on my cards because I like them! I love using different patterned papers and adding embellishments but not too much! I also enjoy using different color combinations which is why I like the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Here is my card.
CASE Study #54-Use your signature style
Play Date Cafe #96-mint green, coral and ivory
Flutterby Wednesday #168-fairy, butterfly or angel
Oldie but a Goodie #26-Sparkle-I have had this stamp about 8 months
Papertake Weekly-Die Cuts
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #118

The stamp is Stampin Bella colored with Copic marker. The saying is Hero Arts. The papers are Creative Imaginations, Lily Bee and Paper Pizazz.I distressed the edges by sponging Sahara Sand on them. You can't tell that well by the picture but I added glitter to the flowers and fairy wings. I added a butterfly die cut, ribbon, flower,punched leaves and bling. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Are you tired of Candy Boxes yet?

I have made another candy box. One more to go! Here are the challenges:
Sketch Saturday #169
Penny Black #165-Shabby Chic
Allsorts #117-You've been Framed
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #102-challenge yourself to do something that you aren't comfortable with-Shabby Chic!
Stamptacular Sunday #125-ABC Apricot, Bling and Critter
Penny Black at Allsorts-August Challenge-Free and Easy
The papers are Basic Grey and Autumn Leaves. The stamp is Penny Black colored with Copic Markers. The saying is a digital stamp. I added a frame that I had, fabric flower, bling and punched leaves and a felt flower ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Another Candy Box

I have to finish these boxes by Friday so I am doing one a night! This one is for a woman! Here are the challenges that I created it for.
Sketch Saturday #169
Crafts and Me #48-Blue or Blue/Green
 PaperTake Weekly - I used pearls, ribbon and free (punches)
Flutterby Wednesday #166-punches

The papers are The Paper Studio. The stamp is Milton and Co. colored with Copic markers. The saying is a digital stamp. The border punch is Martha Stewart and I added butterfly punches. I added pearls and a ribbon. 2 more to go! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Candy for a Man

Hey there, hope everyone had a great weekend! Well, me and my classmates have turned or are turning 50 this year! I get together every month with some of them. This friday we are going to celebrate the August 50th birthdays. There are 4 of them. I bought some Whitman Samplers and I am decorating the tops. This one is for a guy. I guess men enjoy chocolate too! Here are the challenges.
Sketch Saturday #169
Just Us Girls #98  Chocolate Chip, Deep Yellow, Red Riding Hood Red, Olive Green
Oldie but a Goodie -Great Outdoors- I've had this stamp for a couple of years now
Creative Inspirations #125-Use Your Favorite Stamp-This deer stamp is one of my favorites!
This is a Penny Black stamp. The saying is a digital stamp. It doesn't show up as well as I would like it. It was a free stamp by Nettie. The yellow panel was ran through a Tim Holtz embossing folder and the other paper is Frances Meyer and Reminisce. I distressed the some of the panels by sponging brown ink on the edges. The punch is Martha Stewart and I added a brown ribbon. I didn't want to add much bling or flowers since it is for a guy! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hello from the heart

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Kind of hot here. I cleaned out my refridgerator and put up some corn today, exciting stuff. I created this card last night, just getting around to posting it!
Play Date Cafe #95-Bubblegum, Leaf Green, Navy
CASE Study #53-Case Chupa!
For the CASE Study Challenge, the founder Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) wants us to CASE one of her cards. She creates beautiful cards. I loved this one. I love trees and birds and I love the distressing that she used.

Here is mine:

The paper is Basic Grey and Collage Press. The stamps are Gel-A-Tins, StampinUp, Hero Arts and Stampabilities. I added staples and buttons. Thanks for stopping by!

One Stop Craft Challenge #145-Bold and Bright DT Card

It is time for another One Stop Craft Challenge! This week we are doing Bold and Bright which isn't hard for me! We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. You can win 4 digital images of your choice! They gave the Design Team some digital images to play with. I chose this pirate girl.

I colored her with Copic markers and cut her out. I created the red background paper with Distress Inks and Shimmer spray. The other papers are Doodlebug and Basic Grey. The saying is a digital stamp and the embellishments are Jolees.

I am also entering it in the following challenges.
Midnight Madness Sketch #117 
Colour Create #77-red, brown, green, white, blue
Basic Grey #51-Anything Goes

Go check out the One Stop Craft Challenge, my fellow DT members have created some fantastic projects! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #12-Shaped Cards-Mid Month Reminder

It is time for the Mid Month Reminder at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge! We are doing shaped cards this month and we are sponsored by Lili of the Valley. They have donated a couple of really cool stamps for the winners. Here is my card.

It is an easel card made using my Spellbinder Label dies. The stamps are Stampabilities colored with Copic markers. The paper is Lily Bee Designs. I added flowers and gems and 2 raindrops to hold the card up. I am digging these easel cards! I am also entering into The House Mouse and Friends Challenge #102  -Lets Get Fruity. Paper Crafting Journey #17-Anything Goes Go check out The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge, some of my fellow Design Team members have posted some beautiful shaped cards! Give it a try, you have until the end of the month! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

CASE ourselves!

For the CASE Study Challenge last week, we CASEd the cards of the Design Team. This week #52 we are to CASE the cards of the players. I chose Sue McRae. Here is her card:
Here is my CASE.

Using watercolor paper, I rubbed on distress inks and Twinkling H20s. I ran the white panel through a Tim Holtz folder. The border punch is Martha Stewart. The Stamps are embossed with black embossing powder and they are Close to My Heart and Penny Black. I added black pearls to the middles of the flowers. I am also entering it into these challenges.
Penny Black #164-Touchy, Feely
Cute Card Thursday #177-Clean and Simple
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Hey there! What's going on? I have created this card for a few challenges.
Play Date Cafe #94-Fudge, Goldenrod and Teal
Sketch Saturday #167
Flutterby Wednesday #166-butterfly, angel or fairy
Truly Scrumptious #63-Lace it Up
The stamps are Tim Holtz and Close To My Heart. I sponged brown ink on all of the edges. I added lace. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A very red card

I have created one more card before my vacation is over and I go back to work:( It doesn't look like it but this card took me a long time to make! I cut out all of the embossed flowers. I am entering into the following challenges.
Just Us Girls #96- a sketch
Allsorts #115-Red Card
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #101-use something from your stash that you have forgotten about. I pulled out this word background stamp from StampinUp.
The poppy stamp is Hero Arts. The background stamp is StampinUp. The paper is Lily Bee Designs. The punch is Martha Stewart. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Life is Good

How's it going? Hope that everyone is having a good weekend. Spent the day with my daughter doing girl stuff! Getting pedicures and hair done, you can't get much girlier than that! I did make a card for a few challenges tonight, not a girly card but an bright, Summer card! Here are the challenges:
Midnight Madness #115
Play Date Cafe #93-Watermelon, Sorbet and Lime green
Basic Grey #50-Sizzling Summer
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes
 Sir Stampalot August Challenge-Whatever you fancy
Crafts and Me #46-Anything Goes
The stamps are Verve colored with Copic markers. The Basic Grey papers are Pattern Paper/Urban Prairie and Sweet Threads/Her Way. I added threads, ribbon, flowers, leaf punches and gems. Thanks for stopping by!

One Stop Craft Challenge #143-Sentimental Design Team Card

It is time for another One Stop Craft Challenge! This week we want to see the sentiment as the main focus of your card or project. The One Stop Craft Shop is sponsoring the challenge this week. Here is my card:
The saying is Stampabilities. The papers are Tim Holtz. The punch is Martha Stewart. I added flowers, gems and pearls.I also added the silver embossed flower corners. I also used the sketch at An Oldie but a Goodie #24. I have had this stamp for about 6 months. Go check out my fellow design team's work. They are awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 5, 2011

CASE Study Blog Hop Card

One of my favorite challenge blogs is having a blog hop to celebrate their one year anniversary. You are supposed to pick a card from the Case Study Challenge Blog Design Team and CASE it. I have picked this beautiful card by Iwona Palamountain.
I love the colors and the flowers hanging down. Here is my card:
I decided to use patterned papers by Tim Holtz instead of the white. The flower is StampinUp colored with Copic markers. The Saying is Verve and I added 3 gems. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Fuzzy Wuzzy August Challenge #12 -Shaped card-Design Team Card

It is time for another Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge! The theme for this month is to make a card in a shape, other than square or rectangle. This will be fun! Use your imagination! We are sponsored by Lili of the Valley. They are offering a fabulous prize for the winner! I decided to make a bone shaped card! Here it is:
I printed off a bone template from the internet and traced it on folded Kraft paper and cut it out so that it folds open. I decorated the inside and the outside. The stamps are Inkadinkado colored with Copic markers. The saying is Inkadinkado and  Hero Arts.The paper is Paper Pizazz. I added ribbon, a bone paper clip and a dog charm. Go check out my fellow Design Team Members work and come and play with us, you have a whole month! I am also entering it into the Moving Along With The Times #110-Don't Be Square. Thanks for stopping by!