Friday, March 30, 2012

Fascination with Feathers Challenge

Just having fun with the birds and feathers
 I hope to  make you smile today. Honestly most of my other cards came a little too wacky! (those are ones we really want to see.. ha ha). This cheerful lost bird came by in the nick of time to save my day.
Hero Arts bird stamp(CL338)
Clear Art Stamps sentiment and feather
Neenah Solar White paper
PTI-Raspberry Fizz Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Side Story
Mom: What are you doing?
Me: Making a card. The challenge is use feathers somehow. Any ideas?
Mom: Ummm...Chickens, use the  Foster Farm Chickens...the funny ones with feathers all over the place since they do not use them....
I know I asked and she is 89 ... we all laughed!!
Happy Crafting

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hello Friend

Color Challenge : Pink , Yellow and Orange
I used the flowers for my focal point for the colors. I used a Unity stamp from the Melody Ross Collection/ One Precious Life the bicycle. The bike was masked to place a background stamp (CHF Montana Mud). The sentiment is from Hero Arts, Flowers from Prima. The center stickers are tiny dots from Starform.
Its always fun playing along!
Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 25, 2012

OWH Mid Week Throwdown Challenge Green and Yellow

Green and Yellow Color Challenge
Ok I know it is past OWH time for Easter but I am on real time here and needed some! I also know OWH push will be for some Masculine/ Father Day cards, I'll see what I can do there. On this card the third egg is vellum and I know that it is hard to see. I think yellow is a color I just do not use to much, just mostly as an accent. Those are two different cardstock yellows on those eggs.
Basic Grey Patterned paper / Orgins
Sentiment / Darcies
Sizzix Bunny Die
Nestabilities Egg Dies
McGill Flower Punch
Starfoam Stickers

Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Missing You

OWH Missing You/ Mid Week Throwdown Challenge
I am doing more CAS especially when it just hits you! I wanted to send love home to those who are waiting.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, and Red
Stampin Up Triple Heart Punch
PTI Words Die
Sentiment Cornish Heritage Farms/ We Remember
Happy Crafting

Saturday, March 17, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge 112

Thinking of You
A nice sketch to use all the time. I made four of these to donate ( all mailed ). I loved that peachy paper from My Minds Eye / Miss Caroline. I still have a few sheets:) The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Plumeria, a very soft but bright papers. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and I am using that stamp way to much. Ovals cut from nestabilities with that touch of bling from Starform Stickers.
Happy Crafting

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St Patricks Day

Happy St Patricks Day!!
I guess everyone can be Irish for a day:) Does eating a green vegetable count? Anyway have fun day!!

Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Sentiment/ Hats off to You
PTI Die/ Happy
Memory Box Die/ Clover Leaf
Memento Black Ink
Shamrock Paper from the Stash

Happy Crafting

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger
The bowl struck immediately with the copper like trim. I knew, I was doing some kind of apricot color flowers. This photo to me was a 'card ' waiting to happen.
My card base is Neenah distressed in Tea Dye Ink by Tim Holtz. Ocean Tide card stock by PTI, Ledger style paper from October Afternoon. Image is from Hero Arts (from a Christmas Cling set) that is copper embossed. The flowers are die cut and stamped from the Dahlia set from PTI using paper from My Minds Eye / Miss Caroline.I used a Copic maker to shadow in the centers. Sentiment Hero Arts stamped in Cosmic Copper ink. Twine is from PTI
Happy Crafting

OWH Sketch Challenge 111

OWH Sketch Challenge 111
Still making some Mothers Day cards. Getting ready to send my box. Small but worthy. This card is made from Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess. That paper set has many inspirations for Moms Cards. The stamped sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, March 8, 2012

OWH Mother Day Challenge

OWH Mothers Day Challenge
This challenge is simple just post a Mothers Day card. Well nothing is ever really that simple but I have been trying to put together some for a donation. I had some of these Jenni Bowlin papers from last year no less. Anyhow these portrait  style seem to be more popular now. I made three of these cards to send. The base cardstock is PTI Lavender Moon (I rarely use this color) which I keep very little handy but matches perfectly. I put some random black and white paper from the stash. The twine is from Doodle Bug. You allot of that twine! Not to many Layers but I hope the card is intresting.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Winter Blues

Moxie Fab Winter Blues Challenge
The challenge is to use Navy Blue. So what better way to fight the blues with some jazz. This would make a fun birthday card or just letting someone know a party is is in the making!
 This stamp is from Hampton Arts Graphic 45 / Curtain Call. The sentiment and notes are from Paper Smooches. Ink Enchanted Evening/ PTI. A touch of Hero Arts  Poppy Ink. Cream cardstock Neenah..
Happy Crafting

OWH Challenge March Tic Tack Toe

Operation Write Home
March ODBD Challenge
Tic Tack Toe: Die Cut/ Layers/ Stripes
This is one of those challenges where you pick the the row to fit the task of the card., so you can see here is my card . Layers , Die cut the centers and image. That striped paper is so happy!
Happy Crafting

Friday, March 2, 2012

Celebrate with Stencils

Dreamweaver CAS Challenge
Well I thought I would pull out my stencils for this one. My lanterns came to mind always fun and bright. I inked on the stencil using Splendor Ink pad Circus using a stencil brush. After drying I then used some Asian style stamps (All Night Media Japanese Rubber Stamp Set and A Muse) placing them over the stencil. The second lantern has a the Dreamweaver screen placed carefully then inked.
I stamped the sentiment for Paper Smooches and colored in the letters in Copic Marker- Loquat. I punched the butterflies from EK Success and lined them for interest. All done on PTI white cardstock.
This card sure did come happy!
Happy Crafting

Thursday, March 1, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge

OWH Sketch 110
Garden Kitty Mothers Day Card
This is an image from Tim Coffey KCompany, Garden Kitty. I thought it was cute especially with that blue bird on its head. There are a small grouping of images just screaming make me me into a card! I stamped the sentiment and cut it up to make fit with the sketch.
October Afternoon Paper
Neenah Cardstock
Memory Box Sentiment
Flower Pot Die Spellbinders
Happy Crafting