Friday, April 27, 2012

Spoil Mom

Mothers Day
Mom day is coming fast so I have been busy working on this creation. I made these for card club. This silhouette stamp is from Hero Arts called Silhouette Women. I had to find a very inky pad to get this image done right for several cards.
The spoil yourself today is a sentiment from Stampin Up/ Bring on the Cake. Memory Box Mothers Day sentiment stamped in PTI  new formula Aqua Mist ;I love it the colors come out nice and strong so you can see it!
The patterned paper is by Bazzill Basic Paper- Worth Remembering/ Colorful Ceiling Tiles. The Polka Polka is Memory Box.
I cut this using a banner die from Lifestyle Crafts. Then I cut the banners down to fit. They are placed on that line a stamp from PTI Bannerific.
This turn out to one of those cards that you stamped more than you use paper. I learned that it really is harder to use silhouettes but the effect is worth effort.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge

Runway Inspired Challenge
Nanette Lepore Fall 2012
Another fun challenge! She is wearing those ever so popular chevrons, so the bottom paper is from  Little Black Dress by Basic Grey. Black ribbon from PTI. Image and sentiment is from CHF-The Rummage Bin/ On the Desk. This a dress I know I could not wear but a card is whole different story.
Happy Crafting

Sweet Summertime

Sweet Summertime OWH Theme
A nice warm summery feel card. This image is from the Neapolitan Line -American Crafts paired with the sentiment from Mailbox Greetings from PTI. 
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

OWH Sketch 118 Mickey Birthday

OWH Sketch 118
Fun little birthday card and another fun sketch! I was cleaning my scrap box and found all these papers. The "Sheriff Sandy" gave us the big lesson ( psychological help) to get through this. Therapy is good:) A little Cosmo Cricket, a Disney image and a Stampin Up sentiment made for cute card.
Happy Crafting

Tee-Riffic Dad

Dad Cards
Making more Dads cards. This set from Paper Smooches- My Guy, has some fun easy to use sentiments for the men. The images are from CHF Tom Allen Collection- Golf Nutz. These were fun to make!
Happy Crafting

Monday, April 23, 2012

OWH Color Challenge

OWH Color Challenge Turquoise and Brown
Here is what I came up with for this challenge. Graphic 45 patterned paper A Proper Gentleman's Collection. That stack of paper has lasted a very long time so I am going to be putting a dent in that stash to make more Dads Cards.
Sentiment is from PTI Worlds Greatest set. The Fathers day sentiment is from Wplus9

This card is something else I made. This is a stamp from CHF  by Sara England (Gone Fishing) . The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I decided on this CAS design using the turquoise (Aqua Mist- PTI) paper with brown ink.

Happy Crafting

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesday: Watercolor Butterflies

Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesday Watercolor Butterflies
Here is my take on this very modern style dress. I went with white clean and simple look, giving a nod to the side ties by using the line butterflies in a diagonal.
I used:
PTI: Modern Basics Stamping set, Raspberry Fizz ink
Memento: Lady Bug Ink
Hero Arts:Shadow Ink Soft Apricot, and Sentiment
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Happy Crafting

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Springtime Flowers

Dreamweaver Monthly Challenge : Flowers
What better way to to celebrate than with flowers (never enough!). I decided to challenge myself and used this image on vellum (LL3023). I dry embossed it, then inked it up with my Splendor Ink. Let it dry then drew on with my Spica Clear glitter pen to give it wet look. Die cut it out, placing it on yellow cardstock. I off centered it to add interest. The panel has been dry embossed with the rain drops stencil (LJ905). I put some clouds at the top in pearled paper with some clear glitter rings. So the card was hard to photograph to capture all its real beauty...I mean clear glitter , white embossing, vellum and yellow (what am I thinking!). I like it anyway.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Leopard and Beauty

OWH Sketch 117
ODBD Animal Challenge
This is for two entries. Our Daily Bread Designs wanted an animal in the image (They donate postage to OWH if the get so many players every month). This did not come to mind at first, but then after looking around I really do not have that many animals. More insects, flowers and birds! This stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms / The Saturday Evening Post Collection/ Leopard and Beauty. She is certainly one of a kind!
Pattered paper: Basic Grey /Little Black Dress
Cardstck: PTI Craft Paper
Sentiment:Stampin Up
Image: Cornish Heritage Farms/ Saturday Evening Post / Leopard and Beauty
Happy Crafting

Monday, April 16, 2012

Funny and Fun for OWH

Happy Birthday
Keep in mind the idea is to create a SMILE! OWH is having a small blog hop (see post at
Stars and Stamps). So I will be posting there.
The sentiment stamp is from Clear Art Stamps Coffee and Tea.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Three Little Birds

Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger/ Three Little Birds
Three Little Birds just had to play along, really it was all about the birds! Been out sick so the card making slowed way down. Getting better:)
Sizzix had this oval frame with a bird as small side image. The last bird is Ripe Avocado which photographed more chartreuse. The top bird is spring moss, the center bird Ocean Tide (all PTI). The sentiment is from Paper Smooches embossed in matching powder from Stampendous. PTI white twine and punched leaves from EK success. The brown patterned paper is from my stash.
Happy Crafting

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thinking of You

OWH Throwdown Challenge
Thinking of You
I posted this awhile back, but finally got a better picture so I am revisiting this card. This stamp was bought at Micheal's made by Inkadinado.( Knowing Micheal's they still might be selling it!) I stamped the image out on red paper then cut it out with the big heart punch from Stampin Up, pop dotted it up on the image. I will make a few more to put in my OWH donation box.
Neenah Cream Cardstock
Stampin Up Sentiment and Big Heart Punch
Image Inkadinkado
Memento Ink

Happy Crafting

Monday, April 2, 2012

OWH Fathers Day Muscle Car

Operation Write Home
Muscle Card for Fathers Day: Masculine Cards
Sketch Challenge 115
This card kicks off the Fathers Day ones for me. Yeah! So today I made this muscle Car, kind of a Classic style for hot roding. What a great sketch so I am using this card  for both spots.

Bombshell Stamps
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Thickers American Crafts/ Rainboots
Happy Crafting

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Happy Happy Joy Joy

Moxie Fab World
Tuesday Trigger
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Here is my take on this Tuesday Trigger. The leaves looking like wings and some of those lines. I pulled some of the color themes to help pull it together.
The set I used is from: PTI Butterfly Kisses
PTI- Twine
Sentiment from Stampin Up Easter Blossoms
Solar White Cardstock Neenah
Happy Crafting