June 28, 2010

Love's Flower

I had so much fun with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #9 -- to use 3 flowers on your card, that I made another card for the challenge. This time I used a sentiment from the Verve set called Love's Flower. Although the paper looks white it is actually Very Vanilla which I combined with Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray DSP. My flowers are primas except for the tiny one which I made with a MS punch.
It's been steamy hot here with thunderstorms. Hope the storms break the heat wave! Stay cool and have a wonderful evening. Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Verve's Love's Flower; Paper - SU! very vanilla, bermuda bay and basic gray DSP; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - clear EP, Sizzix leaf die, Cuttlebug corner die, Sizzix EF, Spellbinder dies, primas, pearl brads and a small pearl for the tiny flower mad with a MS punch, ribbon (unknown).

June 27, 2010

Happy Harmony for Speedy's Friends #9

Hello Everyone! Here's a card I just finished for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #9 -- to use 3 flowers on your card. I used an old, retired SU! set called Happy Harmony which I combined with 3 flower embellishments. What a fun challenge!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Happy Harmony; Paper - SU! More Mustard, PTI select white; Ink - VersaMark, SU! bravo burgandy; Accessories - Cuttlebug EF, clear embossing powder, Spellbinders dies, deckle scissors, Recollections flower embellishments, Offray lace, old button from my stash that I have been hoarding.

June 24, 2010

CAS72 - Sitting Pretty

Boy, talk about hot... We hit 100 degrees here today! So I stayed cool in the air conditioning and made this card for the CAS72 challenge on SCS. This week we were challenged to make a card using a wonderful sketch inspired by this card. Much more fun than grocery shopping!
My image and sentiment are from a fun set by Doodle Pantry called Shaggy Cat. I used pencils and gamsol to color my image. A touch of glaze was added to the collar and finished with a bit of bling. Hope you like it.
Stay cool, everyone, and thanks so much for taking the time to take a peek at my card.
Supplies: Stamps - Shaggy Cat by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! confetti white and DSP, GP white; Ink - Memento - lulu lavender for sponging, pencils with gamsol for coloring; Accessories - Tim Holtz embossing folder, EK Success flourish punch, MS leaf punches, SU! ribbon, MM brad, flower, bling from my stash,

June 22, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow- Vintage

Hi all! Here's a card that combines three challenges - Crazy for Challenge #42, MOJO Monday's Sketch #144 and CDAC's Kick off Challenge. Even though I rarely create vintage cards, I love the look. When I saw this image by Sugar Creek Hollow on CDAC, I fell in love and couldn't wait to create my first vintage card in a long, long time. Hope you like the results.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Hope your day is fabulous.
Supplies: Stamps - Vintage by Sugar Creek Hollow; Paper - SU! sage shadow, Webster's Pages DP, generic ivory; Ink - Tim Holtz's distress ink - antique linen, PTI - berry sorbet; Accessories - deckle scissors, CTMH liquid glass, SU! dazzling diamonds, MM brad, Recollections pearls. Offray lace; SU! kraft taffeta ribbon, Sizzix dies - 3-D flower and leaves.

June 19, 2010

Stamp Simply #144 -- Father's Day

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. I have spent part of the day busy with Father's Day preparations -- Finished wrapping my gift and here is the card I just made for my hubby. I used the sketch from this week's Stamp Simply challenge #144. Thanks Sharon! Your sketch is perfect for creating a masculine card.
Only thing left to do is prepare my husband's favorite dinner tomorrow! Wishing all the dads a very happy Father's Day!
Supplies: Stamps - Happiness is a Journey by SU!; Paper - all papers by S.E.I. except for a scrap of cranberry and ivory generic base; Ink - Versafine smoked grey; Accessories - Spellbinders dies with a deckle edge, buttons, small circle punch, silver rhinestones.

June 18, 2010

DP - Cheeseburger Ants

Happy Friday! This cutie image is one of Laurie Wilson's newest Doodle Pantry images called Cheeseburger Ants,. Laurie created this image for a new digi forum, Crafters Digital Art Center (CDAC), where she has started a Doodle Pantry group.
CDAC is having their first "Freebie Digi Kick Off" challenge. There are lots of wonderful "FREE" digis, including Cheeseburger Ants, available for download. This challenge runs through the end of June. So, of course, I had to use the Doodle Pantry "freebie" and enter the challenge!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Really appreciated your taking the time to stop by!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Cheeseburger Ants by Doodle Pantry; Paper - GP white, SU! DP; Ink - Copic Marker and pencils with gamsol for coloring, yellow glaze pen; Accessories - Sizzix scallop circle die; Spellbinders scallop circle Nestabilities, MS daisy embellishments, sesame seeds from my spice rack, quickie glue pen.

June 17, 2010

SC28 - Summer Harvest

Just a quick post before I call it a night and head for bed. Today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast was perfect for inches. Since I'm a big fan of inches, I couldn't resist. I combined my strawberry image from Summer Harvest by Gina K. Design with some basic black, & S.E.I. DP. My image was stamped 3 times on PTI select white, colored with Copics, and a portion of each image was punched out and mounted on inchie board. What a fun card to make!
Sweet dreams, everyone!
Supplies: Stamps - Summer Harvest by Gina K. Designs; Paper - PTI select white, SU! basic black, S.E.I. DP, generic white base; Ink - Versafine onyx black, Copic Markers for coloring; 1" square punch, scallop square punch, inchie board, ribbon from Jo-Ann's, button & thread from my stash, decorative edge trimmer.

June 14, 2010

CAS71 & Paper Playtime #3 -- Red, White & Blue

Hi All!, so glad you were able to stop by today. I have a 2-for-1 to share today. My Doodle Pantry image, Fireworks Birdie, really filled the bill for me today! I used this image to combine 2 challenges: SCS's CAS71 -- things that fly; and challenge #3 on Paper Playtime -- use red, white and blue. Don't think I could have found a more perfect image to meet both challenge requirements!
Enjoy your week!
Supplies: Stamp - Fireworks Birdie by Doodle Pantry; Paper - GP white, Recollections red and blue; Ink - Copic Markers; Accessories - Tim Holtz embossing folder, Marvy circle punch, Spellbinder dies, Sakura clear star pen, white gel pen for hightlighting image, dazzling diamonds, and small stars for center of fireworks.

June 10, 2010

Heads Up and a Sneak Peek!

Hi All,
Just want to give everyone a heads up... The premier issue of the monthly Doodle Pantry Newsletter goes out tomorrow around 10:00 AM CDT. Congratulations, Laurie!
Besides lots of inspiration and a wonderful tutorial, Laurie has created an exclusive image (Willie Worm) which will be free to newsletter subscribers! Now how cool is that?! If you want freebie Willie, be sure to sign up before 10 AM (CDT) tomorrow, June 11.
UPDATED 6/11: I just found out that new subscribers will receive the link to download freebie Willie in their Welcome Email through June 18. So there is still time to get Willie! Just click here to subscribe.
Above is a sneak peek of a card I made for the Newsletter using Willie Worm. Isn't Willie adorable! When I first saw this image, I immediately knew I wanted to gussy up Willie's 'house'. Hope you like what I did to it! I really had fun with this. And yes, Martha, your punches are a good thing; and they really were perfect for creating the canopy of leaves and Willie's outdoor carpet.
Good night everyone, and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Willie Worm by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! very vanilla & close to cocoa, PTI new leaf, GP white, and a small strip of Recollections DP, Ink - Copic Markers and pencils with gamsol; Accessories - various Martha Stewart punches, Large Marvy scallop square punch, EK Success border & circle punches , SU! Sizzix EF, dimensionals, corner rounder. jewelry spacers.

June 09, 2010

MMTPT97 - Darla Loves Lemons

Hi all! It's a dreary, rainy day here in Columbia -- a perfect day to craft. Before I get busy with crafting, I want to share a card I made yesterday for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge on Splitcoast (MMTPT97). The cutie patootie, digital image I used is from the Doodle Pantry and is called Lemon Ants. Laurie Wilson, the owner of the Doodle Pantry, is offering this image as a "freebie" during the month of June. If you are like me and love freebies, head on over to the Doodle Pantry and check out the freebie page before she puts this image in the store for sale.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps - Lemon Ants by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU!yoyo yellow and kiwi kiss, GP white; Ink - Various inks for sponging and shading, Copic Markers and pencils with gamsol; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, Tim Holtz embossing folder, MS premade border, SU! oval punches, Recollections flower.

June 05, 2010

CDBC6 - Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge #6

Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge#6
(use keyword CDBC6)
Sponsored by Doodle Pantry digital doodles!
Hi All! It's time for another Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge (CDBC6). It's easy to play along with us... Just follow this month's theme which is a sketch challenge.
  • Create something new using the sketch above. The main panel can be any shape... doesn't have to be a circle, and the solid oval represents an embellishment or small sentiment panel. Also, the vertical line can be anything that interprets a divide in the base panel.
  • Then, post a direct link to your creation, using Mr. Linky, on Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge Page.
  • Also, you must leave a comment on the Clearly Delightful challenge post and don't forget to mention whether you want the Garden Hose Ants or the Hang in There DP image.
  • Deadline for submission is Saturday, June 19.
Here's the best part... All challenge participants will receive one of the June Featured Doodle Pantry images -- 'Garden Hose Ants' or 'Hang in There'. Also, one lucky randomly selected participant will receive a $25 gift certificate... For more details, click here.
Below is my card for this month's challenge. I got to play with the sweetest little caterpillar ever! The image I used is called Hang in There, and is one of the Featured Doodle Pantry images for June. For added fun, I made an easel card. I have included two photos of the same card so you can see how the front looks when my card is closed; then another photo of the card when it stands opened.
For more challenge details and peeks at all the new images being released today by Doodle Pantry, head on over to Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge Page. Can't wait to see your creations!
Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!

June 04, 2010

MIA Update

Hi everyone. Sorry I've been MIA and neglecting my blog. The short story is that my husband broke his ankle last Friday. It was finally confirmed on Tuesday, and he was fitted with a boot yesterday. The swelling prevented his leg from being casted... In a way, it's a blessing since he will be able to take off the boot to shower and at bedtime. He's not too happy about not being able to drive for a month, and spending lots of time with his leg elevated; but he knows he is very lucky that it is a clean break and did not need surgery. We are blessed that it was not worst.
I was able to create a card for the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge which will be posted tomorrow. Hope you are able to come back and visit then! Enjoy your weekend!!