Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dawn's #18 Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

I love it when Dawn puts out a challenge. http://www.dawnmcvey.typepad.com/ It gives me a reason to work outside my box. I usually pick the same colors, the same style. Thanks Dawn!
I just bought these Blossom nestabilies. I love them and so much easier to store than punches. I hope you like my spin on the color challenge. And then......I couldn't make just one, I had other new toys to play with.......
I just found this double edge doily punch at Michael's yesterday, it is Martha Stewart (she makes such great punches!) I can't wait to get my little hands on MS new daisy edge punch!
Supplies: SU Wonderful Words II, PTI Garden of Life, Text Style, Polka Dot Basics I & II, PTI CS Raspberry Fizz and New Leaf, SU CS Kraft and Choc Chip, PTI New Leaf ink, Versa Mark, PTI New leaf ribbon, Button unknown, Crystal Stickers, MS Edge Punch.
Supplies for Moments card: Daisy Bucket Stamp & PTI Garden of Life, Nestablities Scallop & Circles, MS double edge Doily Punch, CS-PTI New leaf & Raspberry Fizz, SU CS- Kraft & Vanilla, SU Choc Chip Ink, PTI New Leaf Ink, Crystal Stickers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Simple Fabric Card

Isn't this just the most wonderful time of the year. We just spend an hour outside playing and riding bikes. I love all the colors and this week the weather is WONDERFUL! I hope you have a fabulous day too!

The large scallop square is cut out of fabric that I found at Hancock fabrics, I cut it out and then sprayed it with a fabric stiffener. Then I stitched it onto the Kraft cardstock. I love the pattern in the fabric so I wanted it to stand alone. Finished this card measures 5 1/2* 51/2.

Supplies SU unless otherwise noted: PTI revised Out on a limb sentiments, Kraft & Ivory CS, Purely Pomegranate CS & Ribbon, Marvy Oval Punches, Sizzix Scallop square,

Friday, October 16, 2009

My Mother's Birthday Card

This was my Mother's Birthday card last month, she really loved it! I have seen a similar layout somewhere along the lines. I love this stamp set from Impression Obsession- Birthday Cakes, the whole set is so sassy and cute!

All Supplies SU unless noted: Impression Obsession- Birthday Cakes, CS-Kraft, Rich Razzleberry CS & Ink, Whisper White, Black Stazon, Crystal Stickers, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities- Lrg Ovals & Scallop Ovals, Dimensional, Blender Pen, DSP.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fabric Flower

I can't decide - Is this card too obnoxious? I think I like it. What do you think? I used the Stampin' Up! clear scallop square to make the ruffle across the bottom. I folded the fabric in half and ran it though my sizzix, to make long enough to go all the way across the card.
The flower is the made with the Sizzix Flower Layer die, which has to be my FAVORITE die right now. I love it!
Supplies all SU unless noted: Friends 'till the end by Papertrey, Brad by SU, Flower layer die & Scallop Square from Sizzix-SU, Choc Chip CS SU, Fabric unknown, Ribbon Choc Chip SU, Baha Breeze and Choc Chip ink SU.

Monday, October 5, 2009

WCMC Challenge #4: Australia

WCMC Challenge #4: Australia from Papertrey Inc. website


I love the photos for this challenge, the colors remind me of fall. I love the small dots and the layered look of the artwork. Out of that inspiration came this fall card. If you look hard the top layer the leaves are stamped with Carmel and White . I can't tell you how much I LOVE fall but I do hate what follows (in Iowa that is). I hope you get to enjoy all the wonderful colors where you live! Oh, and please cross your fingers for me that I win one of these challenges, I really love the prize, it is truly priceless to me! I emailed Papertrey just a few weeks ago about the Flower Fusion set asking why I couldn't find it on their website. I LOVE IT!

All Supplies SU unless noted: Autumn Splendor, Mega Mixed Messages PTI, Kraft corduroy buttons, EK edge punch, 5/8" Choc Chip Grosgrain, CS & Ink- Creamy Carmel, Choc Chip, Dusty Durango, White, Kraft, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing tool.

WCMD Challenge #3: India

This is the Challenge #3: India and it was probably the hardest challenge for me. But, I was so excited to use my new Copper embossing powder. The inspiration for this card came from the colors and sequence (bling) in the photos posted on Nichole Heady's site http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2009/10/wcmd-challenge-3-india.html
and a little inspiration from some earrings in the Target ad on Sunday.
I love all the copper and bronze jewelry in the stores now. I just had to get my hands on some embossing powder and bring the inspiration to my cards. I apologize for the poor photo, no matter what I did it just wasn't perfect, either too much glare or to dark.
All Supplies SU unless noted: Medallion, PTI Mega Mixed Messages, Zing Copper Powder, CS-White, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, 1 3/4" Circle punch, dimensionals, Rhinestones unknown, embossing buddy.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

WCMD Challenge #2: Mexico

Again, this is for PTI challenge #2 Mexico.
I love the little dresses with embroidered flowers, they are so colorful and bright. This card is inspired by the bright colors and beautiful flowers. I love how this turned out, it make me smile.
Supplies (all supplies SU unless otherwise noted)- PTI Friends 'Till the End, Sizzix Flower Layers, CS-Pumkin Pie, Ridinghood Red, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Cool Carribean, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Pattern Paper-October Afternoon, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Hodge Podge Hardware.

WCMD Challenge #1: Japan

Today is World Card making day so I decided to play along, and because the prize is awesome and I really (x 1,000) want it. This is my card for for the first challenge - Japan. The challenge comes from Papertrey Ink

I have had these bamboo coaster in my stamp room for years, so I immediately grabbed them. The leaf stem is embossed int black. Hope you like it.

Supplies: PTI Life & Mega Mixed Messages, SU cardstock-Black, white, & ruby red, Lrg scalloped nestabilities, SU black and gold embossing powder, SU powder pal, SU gold brads, SU flower trio punch, Target $1 spot coasters.

Our 12 year Anniversary

Today is our anniversary. I can't believe we have been married for 12 wonderful years. I don't know if 12 years gives me any right to give advice but I just have to say that no marriage is perfect, we all have our ups and downs. Just remember to respect each other and give each other space but spend quality time together. And last, it is all about a little give and take. I wish you love and a great day!

This is the card I gave to Bob, it is very simple but he loves clean, simple manly cards.

All supplies SU unless noted: PTI Out on a limb sentiments, EK Success Heart Punch, Kraft & Black CS, Ruby Red Ink & CS, retired SU DSP, rhinestones ? , dimensionals.