Wednesday, December 29, 2010

SC313

I used this week's sketch challenge at SCS.  Inked the edges of the box so it would stand out a bit.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!!
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Everything Nice (113818) and  Big Bold Birthday (retired), , Ink- Marina Mist and Chocolate Chip.  Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Paper Studio.  Accessories: 1/4 inch Grosgrain ribbon Marina Mist (120929) and Pop Dots.
J'ai utilisé le sketch de cette semaine à SCS.  J'ai mis de l'encre autour de ma boîte pour qu'on puisse la voir mieux.  Merci d'être venue me voir et Bonne Année!!
Materiaux: Etampes par SU! Everything Nice (113818) et  Big Bold Birthday (retired), papier: pépittes de chocolat, murmure blanc et Paper Studio.  Encre: bleus balkans et pepittes de chocolat.  Accessoires: ruban 1/4 pouce bleus balkan (120929) et Pop Dots

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Spotlight on Lady Guinevere

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We sure did! The best gift of all was speaking to our son who is in Italy!!
I love how clean & simple Guinevere's card is.  I had to use a different sentiment because I didn't have the one she used.  Adding a link to her blog on my list.  Go check it out!
Supplies: Stamp by SU! Thank You Kindly (111700).  Ink: White Craft. Papers: Crumb Cake & Whisper White.  Accessories: Yarn by May Arts, Snowflake Embossing Folder by CuttleBug, White Signo Gel Pen (105021)

J'espère que tout le monde a passé un beau Noël.  Notre plus beau cadeau a été de parler à notre fils qui est en Italie!
J'aime bien cette carte de Guinevere, comme elle est bien simple et facile à faire.  J'ai dû changer le sentiment parce que je n'ai pas le même.  J'ajoute un lien à son blog.  Allez le voir!!!
Matériaux: Etampe de SU! Tous mes remerciements (111742).  Papiers: Murmure blanc et brun dune. Encre: Craft blanc.  Accessoires: Laine de May Arts, Embosseur de Cuttlebug Snowflake et stylo blanc de Signo (105021)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Spotlight on Wendy Weixler

Here's Wendy's card that inspired mine.  I had to make a few changes because she used Night of Navy ink and my ink pad is almost dry ( I need to buy an ink refill bottle with my next SU! order ).  So, I went with Marina Mist.  I'm adding a link to her SCS' gallery.  Go check it out!
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Come to Bethlehem (120591).  Papers: Whisper White and Marina Mist.  Ink: Marina Mist.  Accessories: Decorative Label Punch (120907 Holiday mini catalog, page 25), Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902 Holliday mini catalog, page 26), 5/8" Marina Mist Satin Ribbon (119751)






Voici la carte de Wendy qui m'a inspirée.  Jai dû faire quelques changements parce que mon encre bleu nuit est un peu sèche.  Je dois acheter une bouteille d'encre pour la remouiller.  Donc, j'ai utilisé murmure marin!  J'ai ajouté la gallerie de Wendy sur ma liste.  Aller la voir!
Matétiaux: Etampes de SU! Come to Bethlehem (120591).  Papiers: Murmure marin et murmure blanc.  Encre: murmure marin. Accessoires: Ruban 5/8" Murmure marin (119751), Perforatrice étiquette décorative ( 120907 ) mini catalogue page 25,  Plioirs à gaufrage Averse de neige (120902) mini catalogue page 38

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Unity's Sweet as a Bowl of Cherries


Unity is such a fun stamping company.  I used their "Sweet as a Bowl of Cherries" for this very simple card.  Stamped images on pattern paper.  Cut them up.  Voilà!
Supplies: Stamps by Unity. papers: SU! Summer Picnic (retired), Real Red and Naturals Ivory. Ink: Chocolate Chip. Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (retired) and Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
La compagnie d'étampes Unity est vraiment le fun!  J'ai utilisé les étampes du kit "Sweet as a Bowl of Cherries" pour cette carte bien simple.  J'ai étampé les images sur des papiers à motif, découpé et voilà!
Materiaux: Etampes par Unity.  Papiers: Ivoire naturel, Summer Picnic (retraite) et rouge rouge. Encre: pepitte de chocolat.  Accessoires: Ruban vert olive,  Punch Bordure Oves et festons (118402)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Susan Time!

Love this card of hers and wanted to give it a try.  I don't have green gems but I have blue ones.  So, here's my version of her card.
Supplies: Paper: Baja Breeze.  Stamp by SU! Come to Bethlehem (120591). Ink: Versamark.  Accessories: Punched Flowers from JoAnn's, Gems from Paper Studio, White Embossing Powder (109132)
J'aime bien la carte de Susan. Comme je n'ai pas de petits bijoux verts, j'en ai des bleus donc, ma carte est bleue  :)
Materiaux:Papier: bleu balkans. Etampes par SU! Come to Bethlehem (120591). Encre: Versamark.  Accessoires: Petites fleurs de JoAnn, bijoux de Paper Studio, Poudre d'embossage blanche. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Spotlight on Allison Ohran

Allison had such a great masculine clean & simple card that I decided to make one just like hers.  Best part is that I got to use scraps of papers.  This came together very quickly.  I'm adding Allison's blog on my list.  Go check it out!
Supplies: Stamp set by SU Big Bold Birthday (retired), Papers: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, scraps.  Ink: Chocolate Chip. Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (retired), Pop Dots.
Allison a fait une belle carte bien simple et masculine et j'ai decidé d'en faire une semblable.  Le meilleur de tout ça c'est que j'ai pu utiliser des retailles de mes papiers.  Vite faite.  J'ai ajouté le lien du blog d"Allison sur ma liste.  Aller le voir!
Materiaux: Etampe par SU! Big Bold Birthday (en retraite).  Papiers: Murmure blanc, brune dune, bleu balkans.  Encre: Pépite de chocolat. Accessoires: Pop Dots et ruban de pépite de chocolat (en retraite)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spotlight on Kelley Eubanks

I bought a copy of the November 2010 Cards magazine and just loved this card (page 20)  I omitted the gems though because I don't have any orange gems.  This came pretty quickly and easily!  Love that!  Adding Kelley's blog on my list.  She has many fabulous cards.  Go check it out!!

J'ai acheté une copie du magazine Cards (novembre 2010).  Je n'ai pas mis les petits brillants parce que je n'avais pas de brilliants orange.  Cette carte s'est fait très vite et simplement.  J'aime bien ça!  J'ai ajouté le blog de Kelley sur ma liste.  Elle a de super de belles cartes.  Aller voir!

Instructions: I stamped the pumpkins on coloured cardstock and cut them up.  I also stamped the pumpkins on the Crumb Cake cardstock and adhered the cut up pumpkins on top of those images.  Stamp sentiment. Sponge edges with Chocolate Chip ink.  Add ribbon. 

Instructions: J'ai etampé mes citrouilles sur les papiers en couleur et  je les ai decoupé.  J'ai aussi etampé mon papier Brune Dune et adhéré mes citrouilles dessus.  Etampé le sentiment. Epongé les côté avec l'encre pépite de chocolat. Ajouté le ruban.

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Autumn Harvest (110372) and Thank You Kindly (111700)
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: 1 1/4" Striped Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).

Matériaux: Etampes de SU! Autumn Harvest et Tous mes remerciements (111742)
Papiers: Tarte au potiron, vert olive, murmure blanc et brune dune.
Encre: pépite de chocolat
Accessoires: Ruban 1 1/4"  pépite de chocolat (en retraite)

Thanks for coming and have a happy day!
Merci d'être venue et passez une belle journée!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Razzleberry Wedding

These are my favourite stamps for wedding cards.  Used a small strip of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, ribbon and coloured a little. Voilà!
I have decided to remove the translation option and will write in French instead.  This is for my mom, aunts and other's benefits  :)

Ces étampes sont mes préférées pour les cartes de marriage.  Un morceau de papier Razzleberry Lemonade, du ruban, un peu de colorage et voilà!

Supplies/ Matériaux:
Stamps/ étampes:  Stampendous and/ et Stampabilities.
Papers/ Papiers: Basic Gray/ Gris Souris, Whisper White/ Murmure Blanc, Razzleberry Lemonade (retired -retraité)
Ink/Encre: Basic Black/ Noir Nu
Accessories/ Accessoires: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon( 119957)Ruban Fruits des Bois.

Thanks for dropping by and have a happy day!
Merci de votre visite et passez une belle journée!




Sunday, November 7, 2010

Spotlight on Lorri Heiling

Love this cute hostess stamp set and wanted to make something quick & simple.  Found this card in the SCS' gallery and decided to CASE it.  Only changed the colour combo as I wanted to use the new Pear Pizzazz with the Melon Mambo.  I've added Lorri's blog on my list.  She is very creative so you should go and check it out! 

Supplies: Birthday Bakery ( Hostess set, level 1)
Papers: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo.
Ink: Basic Black.
Accessories: Pop Dots, Linen Thread (104199), 1 3/4" Scallop Punch (119854) , 1 3/8 " Circle Punch (119860), Cuttle Bug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Tissue Paper, Stampin' Write Markers (119806).

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Northern Flurries

Many stampers have made gorgeous cards with this embossing folder.  I can't give credit to one particular stamper for CASEing this since there are so many who made a card very similar to this one.  So, thanks to all of them  :)  Super quick and easy to make!!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Bright Christmas (121318)
Papers: Whisper White and Marina Mist.
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Gems (Hobby Lobby), Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902) and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439).

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Paisley Prints

Love this set in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog (page 11).  Stamped the leaves in the different colours, then ran the piece of cardstock in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder with the Big Shot.  Many stampers have done this technique and I really like it.  Otherwise, this card is pretty simple.

Supplies: Stamp Set by SU! Paisley Prints (121121), Thank You Kindly (111700)
Papers: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Black.
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border (119882), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Ribbon (Hobby Lobby) and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I like them clean & simple!

Many stampers call these cards "CAS".  They are easy and quick to make.  That's what I prefer!  If it takes more than half hour to make a card, I'm out!  I respect anyone who is willing to spend that much time on a card.  It's just not me.  So, here's another card I made while visiting my mom in Québec in September.  A few of my aunts gathered together one afternoon and we all made some cards.  Merci mes chères tantes pour un bel après midi  :)

Supplies: Stamp by SU! Lovely As a Tree (115026)
Papers: Naturals, pattern paper unknown.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Old Olive.
Accessories: SU! Ribbon and Score Pal.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

FTL113 or The Not So Perfect Card :)

Love this sketch!  And I found out how hard it is to work with white embossing powder with teeny tiny letters.  Hard not to make a mess.  I decided to post my card anyway.  When I do this card again, I'll stamp my sentiment differently.  In the mean time, enjoy this not so perfect card.  That way, when this happens to you, you won't feel alone with your not so perfect card  :)  I printed a calendar and punched the squares (1 1/4 inch), adhered the cute turtle on top with Pop Dots and voilà!!Quick and simple card!  Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Long Fellows (hostess set, level 2)
Papers: Basic Grey, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey.
Accessories: 1 1/4 punch (119865), White Embossing Powder, Marker.

Downloaded and printed the calendar here

Friday, October 22, 2010

CAS89

Hello stampers!
Here's a super quick clean & simple card today.  This week's sketch at SCS is to follow this sketch.  I needed to make cards for my son who is serving an LDS mission in Italy.  He needs a few thank you cards.  Hence the "grazie" which means "thanks" in Italian.  Of course I don't have a stamp with "grazie" so that's my hand writing.  :)  The stamped images are a sweet gift from my sweet friend Danielle.  I'll be buying this set very soon because it is so cute!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Supplies: Stamp set by Bluewhale357 on Etsy.
Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, scrap paper Sale A Bration.
Ink: Basic Black.
Accessories: SU! Markers, Pop Dots.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!

What a fun day!  The web is full of card makers sharing their cards today and it is so fun!
Here's my contribution to the day.  It started off with a mistake.  The top of the rubber on my sentiemnt stamp left a mark!  Argh!!!  So, quick thinking (always short on time) I decided to add this cute little owl and use that little line over the sentiment as if that is the ground it is standing on.  Made lemonade from lemons!!!  Love it when that happens!

This weekend is also General Conference.  Leaders of our Church (LDS) gather and speak to us about important subject such as faith in Jesus Christ, courage and hope.  Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing everyone a wonderful  happy weekend!

Supplies: Stamps by Hampton Art, SU! - Fetes Diverses ( 116253)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Paper Studio.
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (retired), Pop Dots, Button from stash, Blender Pens.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spotlight on Susan Goetter

I saw Susan's card and was impressed by its simplicity and beauty.  I made this card at my mother's while visiting her in Canada this last week.  Simply stamp your image in Versamark on the white cardstock.  Emboss image with white embossing powder.  With a sponge, gently rub some Bashful Blue ink around the trees.  Stamp your sentiment and voila!!  Adding Susan's blog link on my list.  Go check it out!!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Lovely as a Tree (115026)
Papers: Whisper White and Basic Gray.
Ink: Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Versamark (102283), White Embossing Powder (109132) and Stamping  Sponges (101610)

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spotlight on Jen Diercks

I really like Jen's cards and this one I think is so cute so I CASEd it.  Gave mine a fall theme and did the Rock 'n Roll technique for the leaves.  I also used a Bashful Blue panel as September is typically the most beautiful month with clear blue skies.  I just added Jen's Blog on my list.  Go check it out!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Season of Friendship   (111776), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Papers: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Sweet Pea DSP (retired).
Ink: Early Espresso,  Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze.
Accessories: Pop Dots, Peuter Brad, 2 Step Owl Extra Large Punch (118074), Scallop Trim Border (118402), Ribbon Hobby Lobby, Flower Punch EK Success.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jen Time!

Jen had this genius idea to use the new Raven lace trim to make a skirt for this witch!  I gave it a try and it turned great!  Very easy too.  Thanks so much Jen for this idea!  Here's her card.

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Wicked Cool (Holiday Mini catalog)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Glittery Gems by paper Studio, Raven 1/2" Lace Trim, Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

FTL107

Following  sketch #107  from the Clean & Simple blog.  I apologize for the quality of the photo.  Colours don't look right but it is late and there is no natural lighting. I played a bit with the contrast and brightness and I don't have a ton of time to work on this so it will have to do.  Used a blender pen to colour the image.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Christmas Blessings (Holiday mini catalog, page 30, 121139)
papers: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Sweet Pea DSP (retired) and Whisper White.
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Blender Pens (102845), Scallop Oval Extra Large Punch(119856), 1 3/4 x 7/8" Oval large Punch (119855), Pop Dots, Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CAS83

This week's CAS (clean and simple) challenge at SCS, is to use this sketch.  Here's a link to the gallery for CAS83.  A lot of fun cute cards there!  Thanks for stoping by!

Supplies: Stamp set By SU! Chic Boutique (113744), Tout Droit du Coeur (112875)
Papers: Crumb Cake, Pattern Paper (scrap paper and I don't remember the maker, sorry)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Melon Mambo ribbon (retired), Melon Mambo marker (121074)

Note: the squares are 2 inches x 2 inches.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Spotlight on Maile Belles


I love Maile's cards.  She has such a fun simple style.  When I saw this one, I was thrilled about how quicly this would come together.  So, I chose this cute summer paper print from K&Company called Berry Sweet.  Used the new SU! Decorative Label punch from the mini catalog (page 25), placed my sentiment, adhered the paper panel with large Pop Dots, added ribbon and voilà!!

Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Labour Day!  Off to a BBQ with friends!

Supplies: Stamp Set by SU! Occasional Quotes (Hostess set, level 3)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, K&Company Berry Sweet.
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 5/8"Satin Ribbon Whisper White (114616), Pop Dots,  Decorative Label Extra Large Punch (120907)


Monday, August 9, 2010

Spotlight on kitkat55

Kat recently left me a kind commment on SCS.  I decided to look at her gallery (posting a link on my side bar) and found this little gem of a card.  Love it so much, I decided to use the card as a sketch.  I also used textured cardstock with the Cuttlebug folder.  Got that idea from Jenny's card.  Anyway, pretty simple card!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Baby Bundle (120576) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370).
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White.
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede Polda Dot Ribbon (retired), Cuttlebug Folder , Big Shot, Gem by Paper Studio, Blender Pens, Sand Paper Block and Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Andrea Time!

I saw Andrea's card today and really liked it! So much, I used it as a sketch for mine.  Made a couple of changes but only because I didn't have the same supplies she did.  She used the beautiful Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack in Brights.  It is on my very long wish list for the new catalog.  Anyway, I thought, after stampin the bird cage... I'll use newspaper  :)  So, I did!  First time using newspaper on a card and I might do that again!  I also didn't add a button as I needed my card to be postal friendly.  I also used a coloured fiber as the twine made my card kinda blah and the orange fiber gave it a kick kinda like Cajun spices kick up your chicken  :)  So, hope you enjoy this simple one! 

Supplies: STamp set by SU! Aviary (120462) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Marina Mist & Basic Black
Papers: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Newspaper - LDS Church News  :)
Accessories: Fibers from CTMH, Swiss Dot Cuttle Bug Folder, Big Shot (113439), Scallop Edge Border Punch ( 119882)

Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blog Vacation

I have been gone for the last 2 weeks and haven't been able to make cards or blog.  That's my excuse this time for the pause since my last post  :) We went to Lake Powell and I am sharing just a few shots.



Rainbow Bridge

Also wanted to share a card I made before I left. Simply adhered a panel of pattern paper on cardstock. Embossed sentiment on vellum.
Supplies: SU! Stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Papers: Basic gray, Textured Black, My Minds Eyes and Vellum.
Accessories: Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Glitter accents from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Polka Dots and Scrunched Flowers

Pretty simple card.  Last one we'll make at the Open House tonight.  I dyed the flower.  I put a dozen ink drops in a sandwich bag along with a little bit of water (used the spray bottle and did 2 sprays).  Let it dry and scrunch the flowers together leaving the bottom one intact.  I used 5 flowers.  Pin together with a brad and adhere a button on top.  Many crafters have made these flowers so it is hard to know who to give proper credit for these.   Anyway, hope you like it!

Supplies: Dot Dot Dot (page 140, 115332) and Teeny Tiny Wishes ( page 157, 115370)
Ink: Cherry Cobler
Paper: pages from an old book, Cherry Cobler, Whisper White.
Accessories: Button, Thread, 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch ( 119854), Versamark, White Embossing Powder and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spotlighting Tami White

Tami has a great blog and has so many beautiful cards with SU! products.  I needed an idea for my open house tomorrow.  This card inspired mine.  I made a couple of chages.  Not because they needed to be made; her card is beautiful.  But I wanted to show off the new Marina Mist colour and thought it might be fun to try a sunset.  I used watercolour pencils instead of watercolour crayons.  They both work very well with watercolour paper.  I am adding her blog on my list.  Go check it out!!

Supplies: Stam Set by SU! Tropical Pary ( Summer mini- 120081)
Papers: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and Watercolour Paper.
Accessories: Watercolour Pencils (101879), Pop Dots, Aqua Painter (103954)

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Heather Time and a Thrift Store Find!!

Time for my frequent inspired cards by Heather Pulvirenti.  What mostly inspired me was the embossing on the gray cardstock.  That's all it took!!  Hoping you can see the glitter well but it was hard to catch with my camera.  I used this super sweet embossing powder by American craft that has glitter in it!  It is just wonderful!!  Here's the card that inspired mine!  She did such a fabulous job with hers!!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Chic Boutique (113744),
Papers: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: American Craft Embossing Powder, 5/8 Organza Ribbon (114319), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882).

I also wanted to share an awesome find at the thrift store on Friday.  I found this gorgeous embossed Norman Rockwell print with the frame (solid oak) for an amazing $1.50!!!  It is hard to show the embossing of the image with the camera but it is beautiful!! 


Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Spotlighting Susan Raihala & WT278

I have enjoyed visiting Susan's blog for a long time now and finally getting a chance to spotlight her.  She is the queen of clean & simple cards.  There are many queens in that kingdom  :)  Here's the card that inspired mine.  In participating in the WT278 challenge at SCS, we were asked to use the colour yellow.  Not a colour I often use but thought this might work well for this card.  I even got my old deco scissors out for this!!  Adding Susan's blog on my list; go check it out!

Supplies: Stamp sentiment by SU! Pun Fun (115054)
Papers: So Saffron, Boardwalk by We R  Memory Makers, scrap of light gray cardstock (unknown origin).
Ink: Black
Accessories: Whale Punch by Martha Stewart, Provo Craft Scissors and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jen Time!

It has been a cold and rainy day today.  You read right, I said cold.  Yes, in the dead of July, we had barely 50 F.  I checked Yellowknife's weather and it was warmer there  :)  I was able to take this shot later tonight as the rain stopped for a short while.

Anyhoo, saw this card that Jen made and went to work.  I had a bit of ink on my fingers and got the little circle dirty, so I went ahead and sponged all around to hide my mess.  Hope you like it!

Supplies:  Stamp set by SU! Because I care (hostess set, level 1)
Papers: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Pop Dots, Piercing Tool (116631) & Mat (105826), Linen Thread( 104199), 1 3/8" Large Circle Punch ( 119860), Stamping  Sponge (101610) and Button (from my stash).

I love this new hostess set from the new catalog. I wish my hydrangeas looked better. They are not easy flowers to grow when all around me is clay. Colorado clay. Other flowers grow well though. I'll share a few from my backyard.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Photo Card

Thought it would be fun to make a card for my inlaws using a photograph of my daughter holding the flowers & bear they sent her because she broke her arm last Monday.
I have seen this idea before but can't remember where.  This was quick and simple but turned out fun.

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Thank You Kindly (111700)
Papers: Green Galore and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Heart Pearls by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day Card


Looking through SCS's gallery, I found this little gem of a card.  I had to CASE it!!  Well, almost.  Mine is a bit more simple but close enough!  Michelle Surette has a wonderful gallery and I am including a link to it on my list.  Go check it out, you won't be disapointed!

Supplies: Stamp sets by SU! Totally Tool (113256), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Papers: Sweet Pea (retired), Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brads, Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Piercing Tool and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

CC275 & CAS71

I was so surprised to get Betty's email on Sunday asking me to participate in the colour challenge at SCS this week.  Most of my cards follow a sketch or I CASE someone else's work.  So, when she asked, I wasn't sure what to say!!   Well, I accepted and was so excited about this opportunity. 

I didn't CASE anyone or folow a sketch this time.  The colours for the challenge are Mellow Moss, Barely Banana and Real Red.  There was an extra challenge as well: to decorate a frame with anything like pearls, stitching or stickles.  So I chose these cute heart pearls from Hero Arts.

And I almost forgot.  The CAS challenge at SCS was to have a "flying" theme.  Those little hearts look like they're flying to me  :)

Anyway, this is going to a friend who suffers from depression.  Hoping to lift up her spirit. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! A Happy Heart
Papers: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Real Red and Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Nestabilities, Heart Pearls by Hero Arts, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. Cuttle Bug Swiss Dots, Corner Rounder Punch and Pop Dots.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Using up Paper Scraps

Made this card with a small scrap of pattern paper and thought I'd share.  Sometimes, it's nice to use up scraps.   I also scored, with the scoring blade, a square to give it a little "pop". 

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Papers: Kraft, Sweet Pea (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scoring blade, White thread, Pop Dots.  Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SC284

Here is my take on this week's sketch at SCS .  I used a friend of mine's digital kit.  It is called Corbin's Circus by Heather Sitarzewski.  So cute and fun.  Life has been a bit crazy this week with my clothes dryer quit on us.  Thanks to a sweet neighbour for helping out!

Supplies: Digital image by Heather Sitarzewski - Corbin's Circus
Papers: SU! Whisper White, Real Red and Corbin's Circus digital papers.
Accessories: Pop Dots, Oval Colluzzle. Sentiment done in Word.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

CC274

Here's my entry for CC274.  I was inspired by Jen Sannes' card . I just really like how clean & simple her cards were and thought I'd give it a try with this week's colour combo at SCS.
Supplies: Stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; Kind & Caring Thoughts (hostess set),  Simply Thanks (115560)
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Ruby Red.
Ink: Black, Cameo Coral and Ruby Red.
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109038), Piercing Tool (116631), Mat pack (105826) and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tessa Time

I pretty much copied her card but had to use a couple of different colours but they are so very close; hard to tell the difference.  I just loved how fun and clever her card was.  And the Crystal Effect is a nice detail she added.  I didn't have a small paper clip so I didn't put one on the card.  My sentiment is in French as I needed that  :)
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Crazy for Cupcakes (111618)
Ink: Black and Riding Hood Red.
Papers: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay.
Accessories: Crystal Effects (101055), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Bermuda Bay 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115610).

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spotlighting Karen Giron (again)

Long time since my last post.  Life sure gets in the way of craftiness  :)  So, here's a link to Karen's beautiful card.  I had to use Bashful Blue since I have very little of the Cool Caribbean cardstock  left.  I think it still works.  Karen's blog is already on my blog list so go check it out if you haven't in a while. 

Recipe: Stamp sets by SU! Pretty Petals (111008) and Thank You Kindly (111700)
Papers: Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery.
Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), White Embossing Powder (109132) and Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109050)

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Friday!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

CAS63 & Kristina's One Layer Card Challenge

I made this card with these 2 challenges in mind:  CAS63 and Kristina's .
I used a set that is retired but great to use for a quick birthday card.  I scored the two lines with my scoring blade.  Pretty simple.  I needed a masculine birthday card, with no ribbons or anything "froufrou".  Unofficial French word for fancy  :)

Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Let's Party (retired)
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Old Olive, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Scoring Blade
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

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