Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I used today's sketch challenge on Split Coast for my card design and the Doubledog Dare Challenge from Joan Ervin this week was to make a Mother's Day card with an article of clothing on it.
This card will be for my sister, Marcia - since we lost our dear mother, Margaret, 7 years ago (at the ripe old age of 89 - so she had a good long life! - love you mum!) and obviously the Tee shirt stamp is my article of clothing. The sentiments are Papertrey Ink from the Women of Life set. I just got my Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper today - so I whipped it right out to use on this card.
I did a little piercing on the scalloped circle and added some bling from Amuse to the shirt - what's a T shirt without bling?!?!? LOL!
You are cordially invited to join along in our Doubledog Dare weekly challenges - just use the Keyword DDC when you load your card in your Split Coast gallery. You can see all the Doubledog Dare cards here.
I'm rushing off again tonight - I haven't been getting to bed until midnight the last few nights - and when you have to get up at 5:30 am for work - that's not good (!) - so I'm trying to get to bed by 10:30 tonight - we'll see if I make it!
Stamps: Gina K: Little Tee's, Women of Life: PTI
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Kiwi Kiss: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday - Sunday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukeniko, Ocean Tides: PTI
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, cuttlebug, Stylized flowers folder, ocean tides twill ribbon : PTI, scallop circle punch, SU, Scalloped edge punch: EK success, red brad, paper piercer
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I used my new Top Note (finally caved and bought it and I LOVE IT - don't look at this card Anne Harada! - she's still resisting the purchase! LOL!) I colored the leaf with my Stampin Up Old Olive marker to get that color in as required for the challenge. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink - the leaf is from the Friends Till the End set and the sentiment is from the Tea for Two set. The big brad is solid black but there is a little glare showing on it in the picture. The top note is up on dimensionals.
Short post tonight - I'm off to eat supper and then into my stamping room again - got some projects I'm working on! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Friends till the end, Tea for Two: PTI
Paper: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: Old Olive SU Marker, glue dots, foam dimensionals, true black top notch twill: PTI, brad: American Crafts, Delphinium Petals: Darcie Finishing accents, Top Note die: SU, cuttlebug
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wow - it's so good to be back stamping! Did you miss me???!!! Or maybe you didn't realize I was gone for a few days?!?! LOL!
Well - my cards today were made with 2 purposes in mind. First- I wanted to do the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast. Today's FS was Kathy (Wattle) and I chose this card of her's to case. I changed the colors (made mine feminine) and used Labels One for my framings, and made it square.
I read on Amy Tsuruta 's blog about her friend Amy in Canada - who is trying to gather cards for two ladies she knows. Bea is turning 100 years old in Sept and the Mary is turning 90 in Nov and she wants to gather 100 and 90 cards respectively. So I thought I'd help her along by sending one for each lady. The card I chose today in Kathy's gallery gave me the push to get my cards done!
I've had the Headline Alphabet Stamps from Stampin Up (retired) for ever - and I think I've only used them once before - so I was glad to have a reason to ink them up. And I added pearls to the corners because every young lady needs to have her pearls on for her birthday - don't you agree!?!? ETA: I thought that you could spell 90 either ninty or ninety - and I left off the 'e' for spacing issues - but in looking at it - it now seems like I should add the 'e'! what do you think? I can change it before I mail it!!!
If you'd like to make cards for Bea and Mary too please send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to e-mail you Amy's address for you to send them to.
DH and I went kayaking in the surprising 80 degree weather here today! We just got our kayaks at LL Bean a couple of weeks ago and were excited to be able to use them so early in the season. We have a little river that goes through our town so we just had to travel about a mile from our house to get in a nice ride today. Here is a pic of DH Kent that I took from my kayak - I had my camera in a special waterproof bag and took the pic right through the bag! ... so it's not as clear as it would be normally - but I think it came out pretty good considering!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Headline Alphabet: SU, Mega Mixed Messages: PTI
Paper: White, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding: PTI, DP Wisteria Basic Grey
Ink: Eggplant Adirondack, Lavender Moon: PTI
Accessories: Narrow rectangle Nestabilities, labels One Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Textile Cuttlebug folder, cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, Crystal Sticker Pearls, Lavender Moon Luxe Satin Ribbon - PTI
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I used my new Green Tea Leaf designer paper's from Papertrey Ink as well as some brass ornaments (flowers, ladybug and scrolly) and a cross that I picked up last summer at the Brimfield Antiques Fair. The lamb is from the My Punny Valentine Set by PTI.
I really love the part of this verse 'and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes' - John is speaking about you and me here. What a wonderful promise for us!
You can join in on the His Holy Name challenge at any time - so check it out if the idea is interesting to you - Patter gives us her challenge every other Sunday. There's no deadline for getting any of them done. You just go at your own pace and you don't have to do every challenge.
I've got 3 really busy days coming up so don't panic if you don't see another post here until the end of the weekend - I'm having my hair cut tomorrow night, then DH and I are going to a play on Friday night - and then I am teaching two classes at the Papertree in Manchester NH on Saturday! If you are in the NH area - come by and say hello - Michelle has an absolutely wonderful stamping store there!!
As always - thanks for coming by!
Stamps: My Punny Valentine: PTI, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, DP: Textstyle Green Tea Leaf Collection: PTI
Ink: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy: PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black: Tsukineko
Accessories: Flower Punch: All Night Media, glue Dots, Computer generated verse, Avery label, brass ornaments and cross, Rectangle Nestabillity, Distresser: Heidi Swapp, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Foam dimensionals, word window punch: Stampin Up
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I had to make the card big (5x5) to accomodate the size of the image. I used Art glitter on the popped up butterfly. For the back panel on the sketch - I just used a cut out Nestability scalloped square instead of a solid panel. I used Labels Four Nestability for the sentiment and an EK Success punch for the scrolly edge. I colored the image with Prismacolor markers.
You can play along with our Doubledog Dare Challenges - just post your card in your Split Coast Gallery and put DDC in the keywords. You can see all the DDC cards here.
Thanks so much for coming by today!! I'm off to eat my supper!
Stamps: free digi image and sentiment: Two Scoops Rice Designs
Paper: Lavender Moon and white: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP - Textstyle Friends Till the End and 2008 Bitty Dot Basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lavender Moon: PTI
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, Rhinestone Stickers, Labels Four Nestabilities, Square Nestability, glue dots, art Glitter- Volare, Sponge, EK Success edge punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Monday, April 20, 2009
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Paper: Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke: SU, DP Basic Grey Archaic/Dino
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Copics: YG03, E13, Y38, scrolly edge punch: EK success, word window punch: SU, foam dimensionals
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The cupcake base is stamped on an oval cut out with my Nestability and layered to a scalloped nestability. I stamped the sprinkled frosting on a scrap of white - cut it out - and layered it over the cupcake base with foam dimensionals. I colored the sprinkles with Prismacolor markers.
This cute cupcake with the sprinkles on the frosting is from the H&M Stamp Co set called Cupcake Wishes that has 4 different cupcake bases and several sentiments. The fun DP's are from the Basic Grey Cupcake Paper Pad, rather appropriate to match the cupcake don't you think?!?Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Cupcake Wishes: H&M Stamp Co
Paper: White: PTI, Pacific Point: SU, DP-Cupcake Paper pad Basic Grey
Ink: Pacific Point: SU
Accessories: Oval nestabilities, pure poppy swiss dots ribbon: PTI, small and large oval punches: SU, star brads, foam dimensionals.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Stamps: Fresh Cuts: SU , sentiment: Everyday Classics: PTI
Paper: Bazzill White, Basic Black: SU
Ink: versamark watermark ink
Accessories: white EP, hot gun, pure poppy luxe satin ribbon: PTI
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The flowers and sentiment stamps are from the gorgeous H&M stamp set designed by Debbie Corbari called Petals of Friendship.
I designed my card to match the little box using this weeks sketch from Card Positioning Systems
I used the narrow rectangle, square, and Labels One Nestabilities on the card. I attached square silver brads to the ribbons. Otherwise the materials are the same as I used on the box.
Thanks so much for coming on our blog hop! Please be sure to leave comments along the way letting us know if you have been inspired by our creations!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Paper: Ocean Tides: PTI
Ink: Ocean Tides, Seascape: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I used some fun laundry line stamps that I've had for ages by Inkums Stamps and the sentiment is from Who's that E-girl? by My Favorite Things.
I turned the OCC sketch on it's side and tilted the sentiment block to accomodate my image.
I don't know about you - but I'm completely stuffed from Easter Dinner. We had a wonderful day with family and the sun was shining brightly here in New England although the temp was in the 40's with a biting wind. I was very happy with the sun though - I'm not complaining!!
Thank you for coming by today!
Stamps: My Favorite Things: Who's that E-girl?, Carla's Clothes: Inkums Stamp Set
Paper: Tangerine Tango: SU, Ocean Tide, Vintage Cream: PTI, DP - We R Memory Makers Grandmas Kitchen - Rich Ribbon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie: SU
Accessories: Tags 5 Spellbinders, Copics, velvet brad: Making Memories, scallop circle punch: SU, circle punch, Daisy Doodles Primas, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Today I went to see the musical Dirty Dancing with my sister and two nieces - what a great show it was! The set was just super and the dancers were wonderful - I can't believe that movie came out over 20 years ago!
I wish everyone a Blessed Easter and Passover Holiday!
Stamps: Essence of Love: SU
Paper: Choc Chip: SU, Spring rain, Lemon tart: PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI, versamark watermark ink
Accessories: clear EP, hot gun, medijm brads: Making Memories, double ended tags: Spellbinders, sponge, foam dimensionals, glue dots, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Friday, April 10, 2009
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Paper: blue bayou, pacific point, basic black, tangerine tango: SU, DP Basic grey Marakech Masala Bella
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: computer generated verse, avery mailing label, foil strips: unknown, foam dimensionals, leafy branch cuttlebug folder, word window punch: SU, circle punch, flower punch: martha stewart,
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Paper: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, DP: all SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: copics: E51, B14, Y38, 100, foam dimensionals, Forest Branches cuttlebug folder
Off to eat a quick supper and work on some more stamping projects! thanks for dropping by!
Paper: New Leaf: PTI, DP - We R Memory Keepers Grandmas Kitchen: Pretty Pinwheel
Ink: New Leaf, True Black: PTI
Accessories: sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp
Monday, April 6, 2009
Basically - you cut out 2 different size scallopped circles Nestabilities and then cut out the center out with a small circle. (I laid the smaller circle Nestability inside the larger scalloped circle on my cuttlebug and cut out both at the same time). You cut through one side of the scalloped circle - re-attach the ends overlapping about 3 scallops so it curves up. Cut little snips around the inside edge and bend up a little. Put glue around the inside edge and lay the small cut circle on top. Attach the smaller 'nest' over the larger 'nest' with foam dimensionals in the center so it pops up a bit. Add some shredded basket paper and your little peep and there you go! I used designer papers rather than stamped card stock on mine.
You can certainly use any size circles you want - just for reference - I used the 4 1/4" scallopped circle (measuring to outside edge) with the 2 1/4" plain circle and the 3 1/2" scallopped circle with the 1 5/8" plain circle.
In order to keep them clean and fresh for the sale - I placed my little nested peeps inside flat bottom bags from clearbags.com - folded over the tops - punched two slots in the bag and wove my ribbon through. I also stamped 'wishing you a happy Easter' on a tag trio and attached it along the bottom of the bag - but forgot to photo them after I added that!
Papers: Amuse, Crate Paper Seaweed Collection.
Accessories: couble rectangle punch: SU, scalloped circles and plain circles nestabilities, shredded basket paper, various color ribbons: PTI, Scotch quick dry adhesive, flat bottom clear bags: clearbags.com, Peeps Marshmallow chicks, foam dimensionals
Julie (Justwritedesigns) was the featured stamper on Split Coast this week- and I found this lovely card of hers to case. I changed the stamps, colors and punches used but kept her nice design. This pretty arbor stamp is from a set called Outdoor Fairy Tale Wedding by H&M Stamp Company
I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder for the front panel that I also cut with my new Labels Four Nestability. The edge is punched with the fleur de lis punch by EK Success. I colored the arbor with Koh-I-Noor colour pencils and gamsol. I added a little knotted ribbon at the top. I used my hot gun on the ends to curl them a bit.
Thanks for coming by!
Stamps: Outdoor Fairy Tale Wedding: H&M Stamp Co
Paper: river rock: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, water color paper: Carson (from art supply store)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: grey copic, Koh-I-Noor colour pencils & gamsol, sheer ribbon: Michaels, hot gun, oval punch: SU, Fleur de lis punch: EK Success, Swiss dots cuttlebug folder, labels four: Nestabilities, foam dimensionals
Saturday, April 4, 2009
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Stamps: Doodle Factory Creatures: Starving Artists, Cornish Heritage Farms: Little Guy
Paper: Artist Trading Cards: Hampton Arts, Basic Black: SU, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Berry Sorget, Summer Sunrise: PTI, DP Urban Prairie Basic Grey Paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: gold rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, corner punch, oval punch: SU, copics
Friday, April 3, 2009
Paper: white: PTI, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise, cameo coral: SU, DP Urban Prairie Basic Grey, Imaginisce twitterpated
Ink: True Black: PTI, taken with teal: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, pacific point ribbon: SU, paper ppiercer, Ornare Stencil, dew drops, key tag punch: SU, scor pal
Paper: white, summer sunrise: PTI, basic black: SU, DP 2008 Bitty Dot basics: PTI
Ink: true black: PTI
Accessories: circle punches, foam dimensionals, dotted ribbon: PTI, paper piercer, gemstones: Hero Arts, copics
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Talented designer, Debbie Corbari created this pretty set. Be sure to check them all out - they are just in time for the spring season of flowers, weddings and celebrations! You can see cards from the other H&M Design Team Members by clicking on their names on my sidebar.
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Tangerine Tango: SU, DP We R Memory Makers - Grandma's Kitchen
Ink: ripe avocado: PTI, Sunset orange Adirondack, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: designer glazed brads: Basic Grey, foam dimensionals, sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp, labels one nestabilities,