February 28, 2009

WSC70 Break and Mend #2

Happy Saturday, everyone.  This week, Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge is being hosted by Lori Craig.  Lori also created this weekend's awesome sketch (WSC70).  You can find all the details on Lori's blog, Make a Difference.
I had some time to play this morning, so I made a card for the WSC70 using my Shirley's 2 Girls' Break and Mend image.  I stamped my image on PTI's linen vellum cardstock and teamed it with some marblelized paper I purchased when we were in Colonial Williamsburg in December.  So glad I finally cut into it -- I need to stop hoarding and start using my supplies. 
Hope you also find the time for some stamping fun.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Supplies:  Stamps - Shirley's 2 Girls - Break and Mend; Paper - PTI linen Vellum cardstock, SU! not quite navy, so saffron, marblelized paper from the Print Shop in CW, MS white border; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Clear EP, waxed linen thread, MS bird punch, Copic & Prismacolor markers, vellum zot dots and dimensionals.

February 25, 2009

Cat in the Grass #2

Here's another card using the Shirley's 2 Girls - 601 Cat in the Grass image.  In keeping with my Spring theme (which can't come some enough) I added flowers and leaves.  Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies:  Stamps - Shirley's 2 Girls - 601 Cat in the Grass; Paper - All papers are PTI except for the MS pale pink large dotted paper; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Prismacolor and Copic markers, clear EP, black rhinestones, MS flower and leaves punches, EK Success corner and flourish punches, Nestabilities die; zot dots, and dimensionals.

February 22, 2009

CPS104 Gifts of Spring

This is my take on this week's sketch from CPS.  I combined two different Papertrey stamp sets with Making Memories embellishments, as well as Martha Stewart and EK Success punches.  This was a fun card to make and the sketch was very easy to work with.  I don't know about you, but I am more than ready for Spring to arrive.  Hope everyone has a great week!
Supplies:  Stamps - Papertrey Out on a Limb revised and Mailbox Greetings; Paper - SU! pacific point, kiwi kiss, pumpkin pie, PTI white, Making Memories DSP; Ink - Versafine spanish moss and Deep Lagoon; Accessories - Martha Steward, EK Success and Fiskars (handheld small circle) punches, clear EP, MM buttons, stardust clear gel pen and dimensionals.

February 19, 2009

CTD30 What's New???

I couldn't resist this week's Color Throwdown #30  -- combining brilliant blue, ballet blue and tangerine tango.  I used S2G stamps from the What's new??? set.  My image was paper pieced and mounted on dimensionals.  This was a fun card to make, and I just love the happy colors.  Hope you do too, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies:  Stamps - Shirley's 2 Girls - What's New???; Paper - SU! brilliant blue, ballet blue, tangerine tango, PTI white and a small scrap of Me & My Big Ideas' scrappy chic for the newspaper; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - SU! scallop punches and small circle punch, MS small scallop punch, Cuttlebug EF, clear EP and dimensionals.

February 18, 2009

Paper Pastorale -- Blog Candy Alert!

Carla of Paper Pastorale has an awesome blog, and she is offering some fantastic blog candy.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment and post a link on your blog.  So head on over to check out the goodies.  
Carla will draw a winner on the 25th.  She will ship anywhere; international bloggers are welcome to play.  Hope you win!  

February 15, 2009

SG601 Cat in the Grass

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Spring!  We had some warm, sunny days last week, and it was wonderful.  This week we are expecting snow.  Go figure.
So, to keep Spring close at hand, I used a Shirley's 2 Girls, (SG601) Cat in the Grass, set to make a card.  I can almost smell the spring blossoms and fresh grass.  Isn't this just the cutest image?  
For a chance to win this or other Shirley's 2 Girls stamps of your choice, check out the "Green" challenge posted on the Shirley's 2 Girls Blog -- Ladies with Attitude.  See my post listed below for more details.
Supplies: Stamps :  Shirley's 2 Girls - SG601 Cat in the Grass; Paper - PTI berry sorbet, white, SU! soft sky, black; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Clear EP, MS punch, decoratiive trimmer,  Nestabilities, Copic, Prismacolor & Bic markers , Cuttlebug EF and dimensionals.

Wanna Win Some Stamps?

Do you love a challenge with prizes?  Shirley's 2 Girls has posted their very first monthly challenge.  You can read all the necessary challenge details on their Shirley's 2 Girls - Ladies with Attitudes Blog.  Deadline for submission is February 22 @ 2 pm (PST).  Naturally, S2G would love for you to use their stamps, but it is not a requirement.  The top three designs that embrace the "green" theme will:
  • Receive a $22.00 credit to S2G,
  • Be featured on their Ladies with Attitude Blog,
  • And possibly win a chance at being a Guest Designer.
So head on over to the Ladies with Attitude Blog!  Hope you win!!

February 10, 2009

CC205 Pink, Plum and Kiwi in Cracked Glass

Made this card for today's color challenge on SCS -- combining pink pirouette, perfect plum and kiwi kiss.  I combined these colors with the cracked glass technique.  I think cracked glass is my favorite technique and so fun to do.  I did something different this time.  While the Utee was still warm, I sprinkled my heart with Dazzling Diamonds, which gives my image lots a sparkle.  It didn't photograph well, but believe me, it's there!
Sorry it's been forever since I've posted.  We are having some work done on our windows.  I've had to partially take apart my stamp room and just got it back together.  I have one more round of moving everything before I'll be able to get everything back for good.  Wish we luck!
Supplies:  Stamps - Stampington & Co. robin script heart; Paper - SU! pink pirouette, perfect plum, kiwi kiss; Ink - VersaMark, pink piourette, perfect plum, kiwi kiss; Accessories - Utee, Sizzix Top Note die, Cuttlebug EF, Stampendous diamond dots, Dazzling Diamonds, PTI ribbon, MS flowers and gold micro beads, zots, foam tape and deckle scissors.

February 04, 2009

Mojo Madness Contest 72 - Contest

Every Monday, the Mojo Makers publish a new sketch for you to try on their blog, Mojo Monday Sketch Blog.  This week they are also sponsoring a contest with a chance of winning a set of Verve Stamps. 
This is my take on this week's sketch.  I used the 'Fluttering By' set by Verve Stamps, but you can use whatever stamps you want.  Have a fantastic day and have fun stamping!
Supplies: Stamps - Verve Stamps fluttering by; Paper -  All SU! products; Ink - Versafine satin red; Accessories - A.Muse creative candy, MS butterfly punch, SU! border punch, Marvy scalloped circle punch, dimensionals.

Fun Award from Keri!

Oh my gosh, look what Keri sent me.  She's the best blogging buddy a person could have!  Thank you, Keri.  You can check out her awesome blog here.
Now we are suppose to pass this award on to our 'favorite number' of bloggers. My favorite number is 3 .  Here are only "3" of the talented blogging buddies I like to visit:

February 02, 2009

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Happy Groundhog's Day!  This cute image was sent to me by Deidre and Kristine and is available at Shirley's 2 Girls.  Thanks Deidre and Kristine!  
Well, even though my groundhog saw her shadow -- she's thinking Spring as I'm sure you are too!  Lets hope Spring arrives sooner than later.  Enjoy your day!
Supplies:  Stamps - Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - PTI white base, SU! creamy caramel, pink pirouette, basic black; Accessories:  Copic and Prismacolor markers, MS ribbon, SU! felt flower, black rhinestone. 

February 01, 2009

Gracie with Balloons

These are some of the Valentine's Day cards I worked on this weekend.  I used an image called "Gracie with Balloons" by Shirley's 2 Girls.  This cute image and sassy sentiment just makes me smile.  Hope it does the same for you!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!
Supplies:  Stamps - Shirley's 2 Girls - Gracie with Balloons; Paper - Various cardstock by PTI, SU! and scraps of DSP; Accessories - Prismacolor and Copic markers, Sizzix buttons #5 die, various MS  punches, EK success corner punch, dazzling diamonds, gel pens, PTI ribbon and dimensionals.