Monday, August 22, 2011

prayer request & A Friend is Someone who

I am asking for prayers for my brother (Sonny-77) who apears to be having some heart issues, possibly having a stent inserted today. Prayers for successful procedure, guidance for the doctors and medical staff, his recovery. But most of all-that God's will be done.

Now, here is another sketch challange today.  This one is for My Favorite Things Sketch Challange #33. I really love playing with these blue and brown papers. These are colors I would have never put together years ago. But they are so pretty together-who knew
Here is the sketch--

And here is my card.

The DPs are from a pad from Colorbok called 'Earth Tones'-all blues and browns. Such pretty papers. The blue cardstock is Bazzil. I used the Spellbinders Classic Circles lg to cut a piece from one of the DPs, and mounted it on Bazzil blue cardstock cut with the Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents. I added a little Stardust stickles to the flower and some Recollections silver pearls and attached it to the card with foam dimensionals. The brown DP was already embossed on the leaves-love that-saves me a step;0.
The sentiment is from SUs God's Blessings set. I stamped it on plain white cardstock with Versamark clear and used Chocolate e.p. I cut it out & embossed it with Spellbinders classic squares. The mat for it is also cut with Spellbinders c.s.. The white scallop accent strip is cut with a MS double arch punch, I added some recollections silver pearls on the scallops. I added some blue organdy beading ribbon around the panel and attached a bow of the same ribbon. I really like this sketch. One I will certainly use again.
Blessings to all-thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

MOJO 204

Hi all, very tired today! We went to the U.P. Fair yesterday-funny how walking around and around and around can tire one out so much! Hmm-maybe I'm just getting old(er).:)
Anyway, want to get this loaded up so I can go get some work done-time to clean-again!

I made this card for the MOJO Monday 204 Sketch challange.
The background cardstock is from The Paper Loft Whitewashed Nautical Series, the stripe from Fresh Print paper Cranberry Stripe. I embossed it with the Sizzix Stars & Swirls folder using my CB. The flower image is from the new SU Hostess set 'Faith in Nature', the sentiment from SU 'Peace Within' set. I stamped teh flower on white cardstock using SU Ruby Red and the sentitment with VersaMagic Night Sky. I also edged the image panel with the Ruby Red. I mounted both the image panel and the stripe DP on cranberry cardstock, as well as the corner piece (I really wish I knew what the cardstock is, because I love it-but did I save the cover to the pack? Of course not.) I adhered the image panel with foam dimensionals. The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn Mini Butterflies die. I added some silver pearls to the center. The buff strip is a piece from my scraps. hope you like.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monochromatic BDay CArd

I made this card for my Husband for his Birthday-well, sort of. I almost didn't get it done before his BD was over!!! I had sooo much trouble getting the image to stamp right. I had this idea in my head, but transferring it to paper---ummm, not so easy. The stamp set if from Gina K Designs-Life is Good, except the trees on the left- they are SU 'Lovely as a Tree' set. After many false starts-hair standing on end-I finally was okay with this panel. I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa on off white cardstock.  Other than the stamped image, the rest of it came together pretty easy. The DP is from HOTP Masculine Papers pack. The ribbon is SU Cho. chip. The little buckle is from JoAnns embellishments. The little tag is a stamp from a clear set that I have no idea what it is because I don't have the package anymore. I simply cut it out by hand. I tied it on with a bit of natural color twine. I am entering it in the Crazy 4 Challanges C4C100.   The challange this rotation is for Monocromatic. I kept it all in the brown/rust tones.

By the Sea

Wow, can't believe it is already Thursday night. Where on earth did this week go? I've been making pickles, and freezing beans, and chasing grandkids-that's where it went, I guess. Did manage to squeeze in a couple cards along the way, tho.

I made this one for my friend's Wedding Anniversary using the colors from the CR84FN 36 Color challange.

The base card is from Kraft.. The yellow DP is from English Garden by Making Memories. I distressed and inked the edges of the piece before I fastened it to the base. The seashells and seagulls are from Crafty Secrets Clearart stamp set "Seaside".  I stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa. The image of the couple is from SU's set 'By the Sea'. I stampedthe image and the sentiment on Bazzil Simply Smooth White cardstock with Versamark ink and used Stampendous 'Peridot' embossing powder. I cut it out the image with Spellbinders Labels 4 large, the largest one. For the kraft mat I traced around the outside of the die and hand cut out. I used Pebbles earthtones chalks to highlight around the inside of the die (before I cut it out-I find that works best for me). I then used the Pebbles Classic pastel chalks to color in the stamped image.I  cut and matted the sentiment using Spellbinders classic ovals. I liked how this turned out so well I made another one to have on hand. Hope you like.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Be fruitful

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challange #130-was to create a paper-crafted design using the image of fruit, dp with fruit or embellishments with fruit. Now I don't know about the rest of you, but I REALLY had to dig for something with FRUIT! I finally found some DP with fruit on it. Then I had to figure out what to do wiht it! LOL You'd think that would be so easy-ha, not for me. So, as my friend and crafting buddy says-it is what it is! Here's what I finally came up with....

I found a piece of DP that had a border of watermelon, and a border of strawberries. I cut them out and mounted them on a piece of yellow/red dot paper from my scraps and mounted that on a piece of red cardstock both cut out with Spellbinders rectangle dies. I decided to try my hand at adding some stitching-not my best effort-have to work on that some more. I popped the watermelon up with some foam dots. The sentiment is from an ODBD birthday set. I mounted the panel on a card made from green cardstock cut out with Spellbinders for a shaped card. I have to do more of that, too, I really like how it turned out. I added some green ribbon and a bow tied off with a button and some floss from my really, really, really old supply of floss (from when I was first married if you can belive that. And we will have our 36 Anniversary next month!).  A nice summery birthday card. Thanks for looking.

I learn something new every day!

Okay, so I'm still learning my away around blogland:) I just discovered where I check for and okay comments. So to all those who have left comments-thanks a million. Now that I know where to look I will check this more often!
Nice way to end a beautiful summer day-we went for Ice cream cones-yumm. Actually a very beautiful summer day-low humidity, breeze from the north, and plenty of sunshine without the grueling heat. I picked a 13 quart bowl full of bean, and a 3 gallon icecream bucket full of cukes-guess I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

Here is a card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge # 154.
The challange was to use old olive, so saffron, daffodil delight, and dark gray. I came as close as I could with the yellows and the gray. The saffron base I used a sizzix texture plate I got way back when I first got my Cuttlebug, but had not used in a long time (I actually forgot I had them and really had to hunt for them!). The 2 patterned papers are from K&Co., I matted the strips on Old olive cardstock. The sentiment and flourish circle are from Hot Off the Press. I stamped them on white cardstock with Versamark and used silver embossing powder. I then cut it out with Spellbinders circle on a pearl gray scalloped circle cut with Spellbinders scalloped circle die. For the butterfly I used the MS Monarch Butterfly punch and some Old Olive DP. I added some yellow ribbon and 3 small silver square stickers.

Friday, August 12, 2011

flourishes blog hop

Hi again. I made this for the Flourishes Lets All Hop Scavenger blog hop. The challenge was to get a clue for what to use from each of the designers blogs, then create a project using those clues. The ingredients were: have something white, green, pink, floral, DP, square, ribbon and bling.
The background paper (mat) is SU old olive. The DP is from K&Co.
 The potted geranium is from Flourishes -From the Garden set. I stamped it with Memento Rich cocoa and colored it with Copics. I chalked around the edges with Pebbles earthtones. I matted it on a square cut with Spellbinders lacy squares. I heat embossed some SP iridescent ice on the leaves and flowers.
The butterfly is cut with a Cheery Lyn mini butterflies die. The sentiment is from Flourishes flourished sentiments set. I stamped it in Memento New Sprout ink and embossed with SU iridescent powder. The tag is cut with Spellbinders fancy tags 2. I used some white ribbon with the tag. To finish it all off I added pink rhinestones to the butterfly and some green ones as accents on the background. Hope you like!


Good morning. Hope your week is going well.
Here is a card I made for the Create for Fun challange 35  (CR84FN35) (to use lavender, celery and gray on your project). I embossed the gray background paper with a cuttlebug folder. The DP is from an old  Provo Craft pad I've had since I started cardmaking. The lavender paper is from a Recollections pack. I rounded the corners of the lavender mat  and DP with a corner rounder punch. The cattail stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs-Heartfelt Sympathy set-stamped with Memento London Fog. I used Pebbles Chalks-Earthtones-to color in the leaves and cattails. I cut the stamped image out with the Spellbinders labels 5 (#4) and chalked (Pebbles Pastels-celery green) around the edges while still in the die. (I actually chalked it before I cut it out. Just taped the die in place, chalked and then cut it out.) I matted the image on lavender cut with the Spellbinders lattice rectangle (#3) die, and attached it using foam dots. The ribbon is from Queen & Co, and the butterflies are from K&Co. The sentiment is from Just Rite stamps, stamped in Versamark, embossed with silver embossing powder and punched out with a EK 1 1/4" scalloped circle punch.

I realy appreciate comments. Please leave one if you's like :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Some things seen

Hi all, hope you are having a great Sunday evening.
Just getting this in under the wire;-). I made this card using the colors from Color Throwdown #153, and the sketch from  Card Patterns 127 Sketch challange. I will enter it in both challanges. It took me a while to get the colors to work right, but I like the way it finally came together.

 I used some SU Old olive DP for the base and the center. I came as close a I could to the crumb cake and pool party from my on hand cardstock, I think it is Bazzil. I used Spellbinders Classic Octagons & Scalloped octagons for my center. I stamped the sentiment and leaves from SU set 'Just Believe' with Old olive ink, and sponged some OO around the die before I removed it. The butterflies are die cut  using the SU Beautiful Butterflies embosslit die and I layerd them together and added some stardust stickles on the wings and Basic Gray white pearls to their centers. I cut the flowers with the Marvy medium daisy punch, stacked 3 together and added a white brad to the center and stickles to the edges. The leaf branches and photo corners are also EKS punches. I cut the  small daisy border with a EK success border punch intending it to go across the panel, but it just didn't look right, so I put it across the bottom of the back panel. I also added stickles to the center of the flowers.  After a few false starts I think it finally came out pretty well. Hope you like!