Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Tulips

OWH Sketch #166
Here is my card for this week sketch . I bought  pink tulips this week for Easter and that's what is on my  mind. Instead of green steams I used classic Kraft ink which is a bit brown with some tones of green in it with out being green hence the cardstock itself looks well with green. Hope you have nice Easter Day!
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Cardstock and Ink: Papertrey Ink/ Autumn Rose, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Classic Kraft
Ink : Memento/Angel Pink
Die: Memory Box
Happy Crafting

Friday, March 29, 2013

29 Again

Runnway Inspired Challenge
Here my card for this challenge. Went a little CAS and fun. I think that stamp sentiment from paper Smooches is so funny and what girl friend would not just laugh? I went with wavy stamps for the skirt just shimmering about and just had to get a question mark in some where.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink/ Birthday Style
Sentiment Stamps: Paper Smooches/ Birthday Sampler
Ink: Papertrey Ink / Raspberry Fizz; Versafine/ Black Onyx
Happy Crafting

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Birds

Retro Sketch Challenge# 56

OWH Mid Week Throwdown
Use Stripes on Your Card

Simon Says Stamp Stamp
Anything Goes

This first I have heard of this sketch blog. Love sketches since I find them so helpful to just get to mojo going! I must thank Carol L at OWH who had posted a card, so I went and then checked this blog out.
For my card today I used some scraps from the pile and of course had to get those stripes in! I wanted to go for that springy look, such happy birds. I went with a speech bubble to add some variety.

Sentiment: Paper Smooches
Die: My Favorite Things/ Die-namics Say What
Twine: May Arts
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

All the Time

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Anything Goes

OWH Technique Tuesday
Stamp with Bubble Wrap
I decided try this out stamping with the bubble wrap and WOW it really is easy and the the result are great! Well that's true you need to have some kind of bubble wrap hanging around and then of course you still have to make a card:) Yes there are other items you stamp with around the house: bottoms of glasses, cut potatoes, I saw someone win with a small cabbage! Well I buy enough stamps there has to be something there...right? Well its all in good fun.
I went to make this card all using scraps so I do not know who made all this paper unless it shows up again in my 12x12 stacks. I do that the sentiment is from Hero Arts , and the cardstock is Desert Storm by Neenah.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Plum Butterfly

A Blog Named Hero
Free Style

OWH Boot Camp
Rule of Thirds and Composition
Here is a card for today! Just making little more homework for boot camp ...hopefully I got the right theory now. 

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/ Green at Heart
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Dies: Spellbinders; Memory Box
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/ Limeaide Ice
Happy Crafting

Monday, March 25, 2013

OWH Bootcamp

OWH Boot Camp Homework
Playing in Boot camp. This months theory is the Composition and the Rule of Thirds card grid where the intersecting lines meet and the eye follows. (These are basic design rules, umm new to me..Hey are we havin fun!!) Not that I was trying to make a gird of any sort. This patterned paper had some of my favorite colors in it  but was sort of  limited in the pattern so I put the focal point in the center and cut it evenly so it look like a group of five in the end. So I got small group of cards from this paper and it did not just sit in my stash.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny / Alora
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/ Limeaid Ice; Neenah/ Red, Solar White
Stamp: Stampin Up
Sticker: Starform
Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pink Butterfly

OWH Sketch 165
Here is my card for this week sketch challenge. Look no stamping! The butterfly is from spellbinders and I had to use wax paper between the paper because it was so intricate to pull out from the die.used  My computer aliments are not really ending but oh well! I made a Mothers day card , my  box is going in the mail this week.

Paper: Basic Grey/ Green at Heart
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/ Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Memory Box
Happy Crafting

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hoppy Easter


Paper Smooches Color Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Easter/ Spring

Here is my card for the Easter season fast approaching. My bunnies are just hopping along, just what they do! That little hopping bunny came from the Squeaky Clean Set of stamps so I am guessing "dust bunnies" can be very important:)
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ A Magical Spring, Spring Fling, Squeaky Clean
Inks: Papertrey Ink/ Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse; Brilliance/ Sunflower Yellow
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/ Orange Zest, Stampers Select White
Markers: Copic/ Y11, Y35, YR15
Happy Crafting

Friday, March 22, 2013

Love You

Having some major computer issues this week ..ugh! You know the kind where you have to reinstall windows, get new security stuff, and upgrade the E Mail. So hopefully I will be good for awhile!
So I hope this posts:)
This is for OWH  Our Daily Bread Designs
The Challenge this month is to have a card with a scallop on it!
I used Black and white rose background paper from Provo craft and sentiments are from Paper Smooches.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Modern Bride

Moxie Fab World
Tuesday Trigger : Elegant Emerald

Moxie Fab World
Emphasize the Negative Challenge

You know I just think this dress/ hat thing is a bit off beat but then....inspiration comes from some of strangest places! I made a shower card for a bride to be looking at the flying butterflies that have lifted from green to blue. Maybe she is thinking of all the changes ahead. The paper has a rich texture to mimic the fluff in the inspiration photo.
Dies: Memory Box/ Butterfly Vine; Papertrey Ink/ Man and Wife Die
Stamp: Papertrey Ink: Just A Kiss
Cardstock: Bazill/ Teal ; Neenah/ Solar White; PTI/ Soft Stone; (Blue from Stash)
Stickers: Starform
Happy Crafting


Operation Write Home Sketch 164
I went with a any hero card. CAS and very graphic.  On the sketch it appears that it does not go in that far but after I played with it, the "H" appeared and I went in a whole different direction.
Bo Bunny Stickers / Liberty Collection
Neenah Cardstock
Happy Crafting

Friday, March 15, 2013

Vintage Bride

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Choose a Sketch by Dawny P

Simon Says Stamp and Show
Chic to be Shabby
Ok it is true I lean on the CAS side of card making, but great paper and a sketch it sure does help. Can you guess what season is coming up? Here come the brides. That means showers and oh so fun parties! I be trying out few more bridal styles to up the card stash.
Paper: Graphic 45/ Le Romantique
Pearls: Kasier Craft
Twine: Meri Meri
Stamp: Stampin Up

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Best

CAS-UAL Fridays Color Challenge
I am play along here today  for the color challenge.

Moxie Fab World
Emphasize the Negative Challenge

Scraps from the stash all die cut  out with some spellbinders dies and Simon Says Stamps Die. I also used their coordinating stamp set in the " You" series.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Joyful Spirit

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Designers Drafts Challenge
Spring is coming ! I picked some flowers from Bold Blooms and coordinating dies. An uplifting sentiment from Spiritual Sampler is heat embossed in white to make it show better against the green.  The die cut flowers are edged in white ink, while the white cardstock is edged in pink.

Stamps: Paper Smooches / Bold Blooms, Spiritual Sampler
Dies: Paper Smooches/ Big Bloom; Memory Box/ Resting Birds
Inks: Hero Arts/ Butter Bar; Papertrey Ink/ New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Fresh Snow
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Pearls: Kaiser Craft

Happy Crafting

Spring Kite

OWH Mid Week Throwdown Color Challenge
Blue, Green and Orange with a Neutral
I must have warmer weather on my mind! I made my clouds with Summer Sky ink from Memento. Such a soft and dreamy color perfect for a nice warm day!
Stamps and Gems: Hero Arts
Inks: Memento/ Summer Sky; PTI/ Orange Zest, New Leaf
Patterned Paper: PTI/ New Leaf Patterned Paper
Marker: Copic/ YR15
Happy Crafting

Monday, March 11, 2013

Just Because

Runway Inspired Challenge #31
Really fun outfit from Kate Spade. I love the whole thing going on. It is really hard to see the shoes but they look like they even have additional black and white checks on them!
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Checkered Paper: American Crafts/ Teen Chess Club
All Other: Papertrey Ink
Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Birthday Candles

OWH Sketch Challenge #163
Here is my card for this week sketch. I saw this paper the other day then when this sketch popped up BINGO!!:) Birthday it was going to be.  So here one of those instances where the the paper is doing some of the work. I  carefully cut the paper to fit the bottom of the sketch measurements and placed the upper portion so that my candle fire would show.
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce/B-Day Bash; Papertrey Ink/ Aqua Mist Dots
Stamps: Hero Arts
Twine: May Arts
Marker: Copic/ BG11
Ink:Memento/ Lady Bug
Happy Crafting

Friday, March 8, 2013

Smiling Tomatoes

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Trend Watch
Here is my card for this weeks Paper Smooches Challenge. This has  to be the happiest pantry I have ever seen and full too! I went with the tomatoes stacking them all up. The ones in the center have been embossed in white embossing powder on red paper then cut out, all popped up. I die cut my letters from an old Sizzix font.
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ Vegatastic
Inks/ Memento/ Tangelo, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves
Embossing Powder: Judi Kins/ Opaque White
Die Cuts: Sizzix/ Girls Are Weird
Cardstock: Neenah
Happy Crafting

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Green 17

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Bit of Green

Simon Says Stamp and Show
Numbers Challenge

Well here is that bit of green with that very special number to go along with it. This is a Hero Arts Stamp set that used to have a month in the center, I did some stamp surgery and now I can use any image.with those numbers. I went with Irish flag colors of course!
Stamps: Hero Arts; Paper Smooches/ Magical Spring
Twine: Hemptique
Ink; Memento/ Tangelo, Cottage Ivy

Happy Crafting


OWH Mid Week Throwdown
Tic Tac Toe
Tic Tac Toe 001

This week Challenge to create a card with the item listed in the squares. Well everything is there from the first column ..what you can't see my Brad? Well it is the boys name! OK so it is a stretch but I was making this card and there was no where to put a a real brad but I thought I would post it any way and try again next week! (I did the tutorial on Tuesday I should get extra credit!). I did some simple coloring as 'Peanut' characters are usually seen more one colored since they where in the newspapers. That does make it a bit more doable for me.
Image Stamp: Stampabilities/ Swing Charlie
Sentiment: paper Smooches
Patterned Paper: Provo Craft
Markers: Copic/ R01, T1,E55, E57,R35, B45
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spirelli Flower

Operation Write Home Tuesday Tutorial
Spirelli Flower

Along came this tutorial at OWH to make these threaded flowers WOW!. I had not seen them before but others said they have been around. So I was time to just do it! Besides I always need a small project on hand for just in case for the crafty friends. Well it took me awhile to get it, I finally went on You Tube. Oh and it does help if your scallops are larger (I started with tiny scalloped circle...not a good idea when starting out...ever?) Long story short project done, made a card and learned something new:) Thanks ladies!

Twine: Meri Meri/ Bronze
Cardstock: Neenah/ Classic Cream
Stamp: Hero Arts; Paper Smooches
Pearls: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento/ Potters Clay
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pattern Play

Moxie Fab World
Tuesday Trigger: Pattern Play
Here is my take on this beautiful piece of fabric. I went with Lovely Layers from Papertrey Ink. The little center flowers are from Hero Arts. I was looking to create a pattern out ink without using mounds of paper. I used the blue flower as my center starting point and created the rest of the pattern around it. I looked at the embroidered  pattern could not help but see lots of sprays of stitching. Thanks for popping by!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink/ Lovely Layers, Signature Greetings; Hero Arts/ Let It Snow
Ink:Papertrey Ink/ Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse, Terra Tile, Autumn Rose
Twine: May Arts
Cardstock; Neenah/ Classic Cream
Pearl: Hero Arts
Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cherish Mom

Operation Write Home
Sketch Challenge #162
I need to get my Mothers day Cards up a bit so that is the theme I went with today. I decided to use the big sentiment as my focal point. I used the holiday as a secondary point on the card. I first stamped the big sentiment in the pink but realized that sunglasses would have been required for the card. So I used London Fog by Memento to ease it down on the eye. I tried to soften the edges by inking them .
Pattern paper; basic Grey/ Olivia; PTI/ Stone Gray
Cardstock: PTI/ Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ We Connect, Friendly Flowers; Memory Box/ Mothers Day Script
Stickers: Starform
happy Crafting

So Loved

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Picture Perfect
The challenge this week was this photo, how cute! I decided on these little worm figures now fingers poking up smooching about. I decorated the hat with star, and the tiny antenna from Boob Tube set. The lips and the mustache are from Chubby Chum Pals. I just pulled many different parts from different sets. Aren't they a fun couple?:)
Stamps:Paper Smooches/ Chubby Chum Pals, Birthday Buddies, Boob Tubes, Chit Chat, He Said She Said
Ink: Memento/ Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug
Marker: Copic
Happy Crafting

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Magical Day

St Patricks Day!
I am starting my cards now. Could not help but make some of these for the card club and some friends. So Happy!!
Paper Smooches Stamps/ A Magical Spring
Best Creations Shamrock paper
Cardstock: PTI/ New Leaf, Limeaid Ice
Memory Box/ Shamrock Die
Twine; Meri Meri
Happy Crafting