February 28, 2010

SSHP20 -- Chocolate Bunny!

Hi All! Here's my card for this week's Saturday Spotlight Challenge #20. This week we were challenged to clean things up. So I kept my design clean and simple -- perfect for showing off my new Chocolate Bunny... YUM!
Hope you like my take on the challenge! Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting today!!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Chocolate Bunny; Paper - SU! pretty in pink, whisper white, and a.muse brown; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia; Accessories - clear embossing powder, Sizzix embossing folder, Spellbinders die, PTI ribbon, button and thread from my stash.

February 22, 2010

KLM - Lucky Cap

Hi everyone, sorry I've been MIA... I've been under the weather with a miserable cold. I am happy to say I was up to playing with my stamps yesterday and created this card for this week's Featured Stamper challenge #159 on SCS. Judi Rose was this week's featured stamper. Her gallery is amazing. Here is her card I used for my inspiration.
I used a new KLM Digital Designs image that will be released on March 1. This new image is called Lucky Cap. I teamed my cute KLM image with a sentiment from MFT's happy occasions. I kept Judi's design, but did turn it on its side to accommodate my image. I also used some of the same embellishments -- paper piercing, bling as well as a decorative border. Colors and image were changed. Also, instead of using ribbon on my card, I substitued a photo corner.
Hope you like my case of Judi's card. Thanks so much for stopping by; have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps - KLM Digital Designs-Lucky Cap, MFT-happy occasions; Paper - PTI select white and new leaf, SU! elegant eggplant, lavender lace and sahara sand; Ink - printer, Versafine spanish moss, Copic markers, gold spica pen; Accessories - MS glitter, EK success scallop corner punch, Nestabilities, bling.

February 16, 2010

Gifts of Spring

Hi everyone. Laurie Wilson of Clearly Delightful Designs sent me this whimsical digital image called Wire Basket. Thanks Laurie!
I colored the flowers and basket with my Copic markers and although you can't see it in the photo, the petals of the flowers, basket handle and wire lines were also glazed with a clear glaze pen. In addition, I glazed the centers of the flowers with a yellow glaze pen. I really like how the glaze gives my image a slight shine and added dimension.
After I die cut my image with my Spellbinders scallop oval die, I used my pastels to shade the background before I removed my die. Talk about easy peasy! I finished my card with a PTI sentiment, ribbon, bling and some flower embellishments I made with with the help of my punches. What fun!
Supplies: Stamps - Wire Basket by Clearly Delightful Designs, sentiment by Papertrey Ink; Paper - all papers by SU! except for PTI select white which I used for my base and image; Ink - Memento tuxedo black, Copic Makers and injet printer; Accessories - Spellbinder oval dies, SU! oval punches, MS flower punches, EK success flourish punch, circle punches, clear and yellow glaze pens, Mike's ribbon, clear EP, dimensionals, Hero Arts gems, pastels.

February 14, 2010

C$C24 - Promotion Sentiment

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! This card was made for the Crazy 4 Challenges #24 -- to use red. It is also my first try at Beate's Folded Paper Frame. You can find her great tutorial here on SCS. I used the frame to showcase the KLM Digital Designs Promotion Sentiment.
Thanks so much for stopping by! (Hope you get lots of chocolate!)
Supplies: Stamps - Promotion Sentiment - KLM Digital Designs; Paper - SU! DSP, basic black, real red, very vanilla, generic ivory base; Ink - injet printer; Accessories - MS loopy border punches and butterfly punch, rain dots, Nestabilities oval dies, dimensionals.

February 10, 2010

MTSC60 - KLM Tulip Circle Trio

Hi everyone! We are having another blizzard here in Maryland. I am so tired of winter and the record-setting snow. So I decided to play with some tulips. This pretty image is from KLM Digital Designs and is called Tulip Circle Trio. It's the perfect image for this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #60. Thanks Mercy for such a fun sketch!
Hope it's warm and sunny in your neck of the woods!
Supplies: Stamps - KLM Digital Designs - Tulip Circle Trio; Paper - PTI select white; SU! blush blossom and old olive; Ink - Copic Markers for coloring; Accessories - MS ric rac trim, Recollections pearls colored with Copic Markers, MS and Marvy heart punches, Nestabilities, and dimensionals.

Free Digi from Clearly Delightful Designs

Unable to participate in the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge because you don't have a duck image? No problem! Laurie created the free duck digi (pictured above) for your use. You can download it for free HERE!
To participate in the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge #2 (CDBC2) all you have to do is:
  • Create a new project or card following this month's theme -- DUCKS -- you can download and use Laurie's free digi image, another duck image of your choice, or even a paper crafted or drawn image.
  • Posts must be dated within the time frame of the challenge. Entries are due by 2/19/10.
  • Go to the Clearly Delightful Blog and used Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your creation. Be sure to use keywords, CDBC2.
  • Leave a comment on Laurie's Blog Challenge#2 post.
Have a wonderful day. As always, I appreciate your stopping by!

February 09, 2010

More Blog Candy!

If you like blog candy you gotta go check out Justine's blog! Not only will she WOW you with her fabulous creations, but she has posted some fabulous blog candy. So head on over to Cardiology - cards from the heart! You won't be sorry!!

February 08, 2010

Another Blog Candy Alert!

Cheryl of Sweet Designs by Cheryl is offering some spectacular blog candy. You have until March 1 to enter. Besides embellishments, the prize package includes:
5 Sugar Nellies
1 dino stamp set from QKD
2 Magnolias
1 Sugar Plums
2 Stamping Bella sentiments
1 High Hopes
With all the snow, I haven't been out in days. Gotta run, my hubby and I are gonna try to get out today before (as my niece would say) I start clawing at the door!... Can you believe that another 10-20 inches of snow are predicted starting tomorrow?!
Hope it's warm and sunny in your neck of the woods!

February 07, 2010

Smiling Followers Blog Candy!

Stamped Smiles is offering some awesome blog candy! You can find the link to Vicki's post HERE! Thanks Vicki!!

Fuzzy Ducks for Easter

Well, it's official, we received 33.8 inches of snow per the National Weather Service! And we have a thick layer of ice under the snow... with more snow forecasted for Tuesday and Wednesday. I can't wait for Spring!!!
While the blizzard was doing its thing, I finished up two Easter cards using Laurie's sweet fuzzy ducky. Laurie created this duck image for her Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge. She will be sending the free fuzzy ducky digi to all challenge participants.
To participate in the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge #2 (CDBC2), all you have to do is:
  • Create a new project or card following this month's theme -- DUCKS -- you can use a duck stamp or other paper crafted or drawn duck.
  • Posts must be dated within the time frame of the challenge. Entries are due by February 19, 2010.
  • Go to the Clearly Delightful blog and use Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your creation. Be sure to use keywords, CDBC2.
  • Leave a comment on Laurie's blog challenge#2 post.
Click here to go to the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge to check on the challenge details, leave a comment and post your creation.
Looking forward to seeing your creations. Enjoy your week!
Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Delightful Designs Fuzzy Ducky, PTI sentiment Mailbox Greetings, SU! background flowers on card #1-- Pick a Petal & Season of Friendship, Stamps by Judith -- foliage stamps used on card #2; Paper - Basic Grey & SU! DSP, crushed curry, blue from my scrap box, soft suede, old olive, PTI white, generic ivory; Ink - VersaMark, Versafine vintage sepia, Memento onyx black, various inks for sponging and foliage, Copic markers for coloring; Accessories - clear EP, MM Chloe's Closet flowers, Nestabilities, MS loop border punches, decorative edge trimmer and dimensionals.

February 05, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #124

Greetings from snowy Maryland! The East Coast is getting hammered again. We are expecting between 18-24 inches of the white stuff before it is expected to end Saturday night. Guess I'll be doing lots of stamping!
Here's a card I made today for the Mojo Monday challenge #124. What a great sketch. I really had fun with this one. I combined one of the hot air balloons from Verve's Up, Up & Away set with Unity's Love in the air sentiment... I think it's a perfect match for Valentine's Day. I love it when an idea that's been floating in my head finally comes together on paper!
Stay warm and drive safely!
Snow Update 2/6 -- Earlier today the national weather service reported that Columbia has an accumulation of 28 inches of snow with another 7-ll inches expected today! Yikes!
Supplies: Stamps - Verve's Up, Up & Away, sentiment from Unity's Love in the air!; Paper - SU! basic black, rose red, taken with teal, sahara sand, and Welcome Neighbor DSP; Ink - Memento tuxedo black; Accessories - clear EP, SU! 1-1/4" circle punch, MS hearts punch, Nestabilites, button & thread from my stash, foam tape; technique - paper piecing.

CDBC2 - Clearly Delightful Challenge #2

Woohoo! It's the 5th of the month and time to head on over to Laurie Wilson's (tx stamper) Clearly Delightful blog for February's Clearly Delightful Challenge! This month's theme is DUCKS. My card showcases the super adorable Fuzzy Ducky digi image that Laurie created and will be giving to all challenge participants this month. Plus one lucky participant will win blog candy!!
To play, just click HERE... It will bring you directly to Laurie's Clearly Delightful blog, where you will find all the details about the challenge. We hope you will join us!!
Have a super weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Delightful Designs - Fuzzy Ducky; Paper - SU! brilliant blue; PTI select white, DP - MM Chloe's Closet and Basic Grey Sugar Rush; Ink - Copic Markers for coloring; Accessories - Nestabilities, Jolee grass embellishment, MM Chloe's Closet ribbon, button and chipboard flower.

February 03, 2010

CC256 MTSC59 -- KLM Mum Blossom

Hi everyone! We had more snow overnight and a 'big one' is expecting for this Friday-Saturday. Enough already... I'm ready for Spring! So how about some flowers? KLM Digital Designs just released this new image called Mum Blossom. Isn't it pretty!
Today's card also combines two challenges -- the color challenge on Splitcoast (CC256) and Mercy's sketch challenge (MTSC59). This week's colors were basic gray, bravo burgandy and crushed curry -- not the easiest to work with, but I think I got it to work. Mercy's sketch is a dream to work with and I am sure I will be using it again and again.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps - KLM Digital Designs - Mum Blossom, SU! Whimsical Words; Paper - SU! basic gray, bravo burgundy and crushed curry, crushed curry DP, generic white base; Ink - bravo burgandy, basic gray for sponging and Copic Markers for coloring; Accessories - EK corner punch, SU! oval punches, clear EP, Sizzix EF, Nestabilities, and dimensionals.

February 01, 2010

CAS52 - Inspired by kmahany

Happy Monday everyone! Here's a card I made for today's CAS challenge #52 over on Splitcoast. You can find the challenge here. Today's challenge was inspired by a card made by kmahany. You can view Kelly's card here. Thanks Kelly for the inspiration, and many thanks to you for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your support!
Supplies: Stamps - K&Company Lotus Floral Stamps by Amy Butler, MFT sentiment - You take the cake!; Paper - generic white, SU! old olive; Ink - Versafine Crimson Red; Accessories - SU! alpine ribbon, Nestabilities, Marvy circle punch, Recollections pearls, button and thread from my stash, foam tape.