May 30, 2010

FS173 - Flowers

I had some time earlier today to play, so I participated in the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. Today's Featured Stamper is Scoppy (Beverly). Congratulations, Beverly! Beverly's style is fresh, clean and wonderful. Here is the card that inspired me.... I know I got carried away with embellishments, but I did follow her basic layout. I don't know why CAS is so hard for me. If I don't embellish or use some DP, my cards always look naked to me! Oh well, at least my intentions were good.
Oops, I just looked at the clock... Gotta get in the kitchen and start dinner. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.
Supplies: Stamp - Anna Griffin; Paper - SU! Welcome Neighbor DSP, pumpkin pie, generic white base, melted crayon background; Ink - SU! whisper white Craft; Accessories - Clear EP, SU! flower fusion felt flowers, MS border punch, crayons for background, Recollections epoxy dots for flower centers.

May 26, 2010

DP - Snapdragons

Almost the weekend, and I can't wait. We have an evening wedding tomorrow night... Since the ceremony is planned to be outside, I need some good weather karma... pleasant temps, no rain or humidity. Let's hear it for no frizz and minimal wrinkles, too... Just so you know, I have a love/hate relationship with linen.
Congratulations and best wishes go out to my nephew, David, and his bride, Megan. Love you!
Today I am sharing a card made with the lovely Snapdragons image from Doodle Pantry. This was one of those cards than came together in a snap. Don't you just love when that happens. I colored my image with Copic markers; cut it out with a Nestabilities die; then, outlined my image with dazzling diamonds before adding a sentiment sticker and a few embellishments. See, I told you it was a snap to make!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Snapdragons by Doodle Pantry; Paper - PTI dotted DP, GP white and pink from Walmart; Ink - Copic Markers for coloring; Accessories - PTI ribbon, Stampendous sentiment sticker, Spellbinders nestabilities die; dazzling diamonds, and 2 Jolee's by You embellishments.

May 25, 2010

MOJO140 - Floral Sentiment

Hi everyone! Just finished playing with this week's Mojo Monday sketch. What an easy sketch to work with... I think it took more time to decide on the embellishments than it did to make the card! I used 2 stamps from the KLM Designs set, Floral Sentiments, to stamp the background as well as the main panel.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Floral Sentiments Stamp Set by KLM Designs; Paper - PTI select white, SU! real red and basic black, generic white base; Ink - Memento tuxedo black; Accessories - button from my stash, Recollections epoxy dots, flowers from a EK Success corner punch, Spellbinder die, SU! circle punch.

May 24, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

I used Random.Org to generate the winning number for my blog candy. Here is a screen shot of the winning number:
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May I have a drum roll please! The winner is Justine! Please email me your address so I can mail you your goodies!
Have a great week and many thanks to the participants who joined in the fun!

May 22, 2010

WT271 - Pen & Black Ink

Hey there! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Today I would like to share a card I made for the WT271 challenge on SCS. It's my very first try at Zentangle Art, so be kind! This challenge was posted by Beverly. I was fascinated by the amazing samples in the gallery and links she provided regarding Zentangle Art. If you like to doodle, this challenge is for you! Do yourself a favor and check it out. HERE is the link.
Also, I want to remind you that I have some blog candy up for grabs. See my post below.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you enter for a chance to win my blog candy!
Supplies: Stamps - Rose Romance-JRL Designs; Doodle Pantry sentiment; Paper - PTI select white, DCWV textured in black and white, generic white base; Ink - Versafine onyx black, Copic Multiliner 005, Zig Micro 005; Accessories - Clear EP, Tim Holtz EF, Spellbinder Nestabilities; Offray trim, dimensionals

May 20, 2010

It's time to say thank you!

Hello Everyone! I have exceeded 20,000 hits, and I certainly could not have done it without the support and encouragement of my blogging friends. To celebrate, I am offering up some blog candy (pictured above).
Besides ribbon & some embellishments, I have also included a Gina K. Designs stamp set called "Friends", a set of acrylic blocks, and a Versafine onyx black stamp pad, my favorite ink!
All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post. (If you are new to my blog, I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment on one of my cards.) Be sure to include an email or blog address so I can notify the winner.
I will use to select a winner. Please post your comments before midnight, Sunday, May 23. I will post the winner on Monday morning.
Thanks so much everyone! Have a great weekend!!

May 19, 2010

Thank You Anne!

Just wanted to check in today to say hello, and thank Anne for sending me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I am thrilled and touch. Please check out Anne's amazing blog, Ann-made, and feast your eyes on some wonderful creations!

May 18, 2010

DP - Happy Snack Get Well

Hi All! I needed a get well card for my niece and the Happy Snack 'freebie' from Doodle Pantry filled the bill. I added the word art sentiment, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" to my image just before printing. Gosh, I love what you can do with digis!
Have a great day. I will be back with some blog candy by the end of the week, so be sure to come back and visit!
Supplies: Stamps - Doodle Pantry Happy Snack; PTI sentiment, Word Art sentiment was computer generated; Paper - SU! old olive and naturals ivory, GP white; Ink - various shades of Memento ink for sponging, a combination of Copic Markers and colored pencils w/gamsol for coloring; Accessories; Tim Holtz EF, Spellbinder dies; SU! ribbon, PTI button, white gel pen, Sakura yellow glaze pen, MS flower punch, dimensionals, pearls and waxed thread from my stash.

May 15, 2010

DP - Baby Goat

Happy Saturday! It's a beautiful day... perfect Preakness weather! I don't have any horses to share today, but I do have a cutie patootie baby goat by Doodle Pantry. I colored my image with Copic Markers and mounted it on a decorative panel made with a Spellbinders lotus die that I embellished with ribbon and buttons.
Enjoy your day!
Supplies: Stamps - Doodle Pantry baby goat; PTI sentiment; Paper - PTI white base, DVWV textured in white and gray, GP white; Ink - Memento tuxedo black, printer, Copic Markers for coloring; Accessories - Cuttlebug EF, sandpaper, Spellbinders lotus die and circle Nestabilities, Marvy scallop circle punch, EK success corner rounder, MS butterfly punch, PTI buttons and ribbon, dimensionals, and small silver rhinestones.

May 13, 2010

KLM - Alex Bay Lighthouse

Hi folks, sorry I haven't posted lately. Don't know about you, but I find this time of year exceptionally busy. It feels like I'm doing about a hundred things at once and getting nothing done... I hate that feeling! So I decided to take a break and did some creating last night. Finishing a card and getting it uploaded to my blog always gives me a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. Plus what could be more fun than playing with some new toys!
This KLM Designs image is called Alex Bay Lighthouse. And yes, there really is an Alex Bay Lighthouse... It's also known as 'Sunken Rock Lighthouse' because it marks a submerged rock formation just off Alexandria Bay, New York. You may want to take a peek at one of the many sites I found when I googled Alex Bay Lighthouse... click here.
What a great image to create masculine cards. I kept my design simple, but the card needed something... turns out my new Tim Holtz EF was the perfect solution. I'm please with how this turned out!
Have a great day and enjoy the upcoming weekend.
Supplies: Stamps - Alex Bay Lighthouse by KLM Designs, PTI - Father Knows Best sentiment; Paper - SU! Bermuda Bay, gray from my stash (manufacturer unknown), GP white; Ink - Versafine smokey gray, Copics and pencils with gamsol, Memento summer sky; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, Tim Holtz EF, dimensionals, jewelery spacers from Mike's.

May 08, 2010

DP - Having Tea

Hello everyone! Did you ever rediscover something in your stash that inspires a card? Well, my SU! little leaves sizzlits die and brown felt ribbon were the 2 elements I recently rediscovered in my stash... just what I needed to make a 'tree branch' to perch my super cute, Doodle Pantry image called Having Tea. What fun!
Did you know that the Doodle Pantry has a Freebies Page with some delightful freebies that allow you to try before you buy! Don't know how to work with digital images? No worries... Laurie Wilson, the owner of Doodle Pantry, has even included detailed instructions on how to use digital images!
Thanks so much for visiting today, and Happy Mother's Day to all the blogging moms! Have a great day!
Supplies: Digital Image - Doodle Pantry Having Tea; Paper - SU! soft sky, SU! DSP, PTI new leaf, and GP white; Ink - Copic Markers and pencils with gamsol; Accessories - Sizzix EF, little leaves sizzlits die, SU! felt ribbon, metal tag from my stash and dimensionals.

May 05, 2010

CDBC5 - Clearly Delightful Challenge #5

Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge #5
(use keyword CDBC5)
Sponsored by Doodle Pantry digital doodles!
Hi everyone, it's the 5th of the month and time for another Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge. Today I am thrilled to share a sample card I made for the challenge featuring one of the new Doodle Pantry images called Stone Bridge... This image could be yours just for participating in the challenge!
All challenge participants may choose one of Laurie Wilson's Doodle Pantry images pictured above just for participating -- Stone Bridge or Baby Goat. In addition, one randomly selected participant will win Blog Candy (card making/scrapbooking supplies) with a value of at least $25.
We sure hope you join in the fun... It's super easy to play with us! All you have to do is:
  • Follow the challenge theme with a project or card -- The theme is to use the colors BLUE & GREEN on your main image (in addition to other colors of your choice). You do not have to use Doodle Pantry images to participate. You may use any image of your choice, but please create something new... no past creations!
  • 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 mention whether you want the Baby Goat or Stone Bridge image.
  • Entries are due by Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
For more challenge details and peeks at all the new images being release today, head on over to Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge Page. Can't wait to see your creations!!
Have a super day and thanks so much for stopping by.

May 01, 2010

Three in One - Spring Bouquet

Happy May, everyone ~ It's time for May flowers! Today is release day over at KLM Designs, and I chose one of their new digi images, Spring Bouquet, to make a card that combines 3 challenges. That's a first for me!
Enjoy your weekend, and don't forget to smell the flowers!
Supplies: Stamps - KLM Designs Spring Bouquet, Purple Daisy Designs flower; Paper - all paper by PTI; Ink - Memento tuxedo black, SU! blush blossom & cameo coral, as well as PTI berry sorbet for sponging, Copic Markers for coloring; Accessories - Spellbinders Nestabilities, EK Success punch, tiny pearls from my stash, MM brad, white gel pen, and a foam dot.