Saturday, July 31, 2010

Birthday Goodies














I happy to share Amber's Viva la Verve sketch with a walk through master bedrooms.  I adore the bedding in room I chose, it something about the teal green and red that I dearly luv!  I received a wonderful package in the mail for my birthday from a very good friend and there where Primas inside...wow...these where my very first Prima flowers, they are lovely!  I wanted to showcase the flower it is so gorgeous, I let it do the work for me.  I did add some embossing, ribbon, and the tiny pom pom ribbon(also in my package) to complete my card.  My birthday was sprinkled with lots of kindness, it is my hope to share that same kindness with others in the next year!  I picked up lots of goodies for my self on a shopping trip this past week and will be ordering more fun stuff with the money I received for my birthday....hehehe.  I do hope that you can join us for the Verve Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop, it will start at Julee's Blog tomorrow at 10:00 EST....I am sure there will be prizes to be won.  Enjoy!  
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Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Real Red, White, and Real Red Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Craft White(SU)
Accessories:  Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, SU Ribbon, Pom Pom Trim, Priam Flower, Book Page, Embossing Folder, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, July 30, 2010

My Little Pumpkin






 Hello, I do hope your day is going well, the weekend is here and that is always a good thing!  I want to share a card I made for today's F4A23, side swipe.  The end of this card has been side swiped by lots of yummy designer papers....hehehe.  I have been cleaning my stamping studio...lol.  I went through all of my scraps, I can tell ya I saved tiny pieces...why?  I am asking myself that has I am going through them, why did I save a piece of dp that is the size of a postage stamp...lol.  It is not that bad, but I did have some small pieces.  I can't seem to throw out any green dp....happy sigh...I luv green!  I used this wonderful sketch for today's challenge from Get Sketchy, GS49; I am not sure if I have played with these gals or not....I luv the sketch this week.  It is a super way to use scraps.....yeah!  This is another card I will be sending to Operation Write Home, if you have not helped these ladies out, you can find out how here!
They want to get some of the holiday cards in now, you can find out more about that here, it is there half and half project.  I want to share my new toy, I have had my eye on the Scor Buddy since it came out, I finally got it....it is perfect for card makers.  I picked my up from Emma's, you have got to check out her store, she has everything!  I hope you day is full of laughter, share a smile with someone today!  Enjoy. 
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Stamps:  Hello Pumpkin and Tall Oaks(Verve)
Paper:  White(SU) and Mud Pie(Bazzil)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango(SU) 
Accessories:  Blossom Nesties, Circle Nesties, Tiny Tag, Bakers Twine, Janome, Scor Buddy, and Glue Dots

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flowers & Wood Grain









ETA:  I have been asked about the distressing on my cards, I use scissors.  I keep running the scissors over the edge until I get the look I want.  Some days I go heavier than others...thank you for your comments and questions!  I so enjoy interacting with everyone and sharing thoughts and ides.
Happy day to you, I have a quick post spotlighting the famous Color Throwdown,CTD103 colors and Karen's fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC79.  I also played along with todays WT281, to use wood grain.  Only I would find a way to mix flowers and wood grain......lol.  I grunged it up a bit and used a fuzzy fiber.  The flower and stem is a set from KaiserCraft.  I really like using a little bling with grunge, it reminds me of those faded old blue jeans with a t-shirt and a sweet pearl necklace....fashion at its best!  Don't forget about the Verve Anniversary Blog Hop that will be taking place this Sunday, August 1.  You won't want to miss all the wonderful creations and you know there will be prizes.  You can get all the details here! 
Enjoy.
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Stamps:  Verve Sentiment and KaiserCraft
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, River Rock, and Cordinations Embossed Paper
Ink:  Certainly Celery and Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, SU Die, Fibers, Gemstones, and 3D Foam Squares

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Birthday LeAnne!


 Good morning, share with me in wishing LeAnne a Happy Birthday....LeAnne I hope you day is fabulous!  I used the colors from this weeks Color Q, CQC43, these are the same as this the Embellish Challenge, using ric rac also.  I used a new little set from BoBunny, I just adored the flowers and swirly butterfly, the sentiment is from Verve Big Wish set.  I kept it super simple using dp from my scraps.  Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting...I really appreciate your kind words!

Happy Birthday LeAnne! 


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Be Full Of Cheer


I have a couple of cards to share to finish up the 33 Dirty Girl  Challenges...whew!  The challenges have been a blast, the last card I had to make was a Christmas/Winter theme.  I used only chipboard on this card, using Amber's sketch from the Viva la Verve on July 16, the inspiration came from the Snowman shower curtain here.  the bottom card is using an Inkadinkado set called Petal Expressions, I used a Verve sentiment.  i added the fibers and Tim Holtz die for the bottom.  I picked up a few things on my shopping trip yesterday that I have been wanting.
  We do not have stores around here that sell the "good stuff" and sometimes I do not want to pay the high shipping prices.  I should do a group order with my girlfriends from time to time to share in the shipping.  I hope you had a wonderful day...enjoy!
 




I used the Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL100 for this card. 
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Stamps:  Petal Expressions(Inkadinkado)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla(SU)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and So Safron(SU)
Accessories:  Tin Holtz Die, Fibers, and Glue Dots

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Verve Project Parade-Hero's


I am so excited to share with you today's cards....Verve's Project Parade is going on and you still have time to get you "Hero" themed project in for your chance to win.  The deadline for getting your project in is July 30, you can load your project on this Verve post.  To see my completed project(there are six cards) and to read all about it, head over to the Verve Blog.  I chose to make cards for the men and woman serving in our military, Operation Write Home is a great way to help.  They are wanting some help with a half/half project, you can read about that here.  There are some guidelines, it is super important that you take the time to read them in your effort to help.  You can read all about it here.  NO glitter is a huge guideline, you can read about that here The cards must be marked Operation Write Home on the back, I made labels on my computer.  Only A2 sized cards and the tuck of the envelopes are also important, you can read about that here and watch the video.  These ladies put forth a huge effort to stay organized and keep it uniform, lets help them help the men and woman in the service....true hero's!  I used a sketch from the dirty girl challenges for the card on the right.  
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Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  Carolyn Gavin's Designer Paper(K & Company)
Ink:  SU
Accessories:  Yarn, Crocheted Flowers, Janome, Pearls, Nesties, and 3 D Foam Squares

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Starry Blue Skies


I am headed out for a day of shopping with some girlfriends...yippie!  We are shopping for some much needed stamping goodies....lol.  We are headed to a couple of stores in Northern Virginia, these are new stores to me; I have not visited these before.  I have never been to an AC Moore and we are going there too. This is today's Mojo149, you can choose round or square or if you are up to it have fun with both.  I chose the round card, making a fun card with a stamped swirly star.  I added a little stickles to the star and a button tied sentiment.  I hope you will play along with us this week.  To see all the mojo makers creation head over to the Mojo Monday Blog.  I hope your day is fantastic, send a card today to someone and put a smile on there face! 
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Stamps:  Blue Skies and Polka Swirly Stars(Verve)  
Paper:  White, Real Red(SU) and Unknown Desigenr Paper
Ink:  Baja Blue(SU)
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle nesties, SU Circle Punch, SU Square Punch, Ric Rac Ribbon, Stickles, Button, Linen Thread, and 3D Foam Squares

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Surprise......Happy Birthday Julee!


 I hope you will join us in sharing in our excitement around the Verve house today...lol...today is Julee's birthday and we have planned a surprise birthday blog hop.
Julee, happy birthday to you; your are the greatest!  I hope your day is 
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
If you stumbled upon me this morning, you can head over to the Verve blog to check out the entire list of blogs.  Your next stop on the hop is the talented and faithful Verve follower Patty aka tolecookie.
I have included a few of my favorite challenges, I am trying to squeeze in all of those dirty girl challenges...lol...so I included one of the sketches.  These are also the colors for The Play Date Cafe, PDCC39I also used the set that Julee is spotlighting in The Ready Set Stamp Challenge, Petals & Stems.

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Daisy Cupcake










Good morning, I have today's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, CIC69 to share.  I am thrilled to also let you know that Fred She Said is this weeks sponsor.  Head over to the blog and check out the fabulous digi at great prices.  You can play along and load your creation over at The CIC Blog.  I paper pieced the cupcake using October Afternoon designer paper.  I used one of the sketches from the dirty girl challenges from over at SCS.  Be sure to check out all the sweeties creations and our guest sweetie this week is, Taylor Usry.   
                  ~ Colleen (out this week)~ Piali ~ Rachel ~ Taylor (Guest Sweetie) ~ .
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Stamps:  Flowery Cupcake Digi(Fred She Said)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Thrift Store Designer Paper(October Afternoon)
Ink:  Printer Ink
Accessories:  Janome, SU Embossing Folder, KaiserCraft Pearl, and 3D Foam Squares

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Smile....Fun Flower












Good morning, I find the mornings so peaceful; everything is quite and still.  I hope that you have had an opportunity to cherish this morning.  I have a cute little fun flower card to share.  I created for the Our Creative Corner Sketch, OCCSC25;  for the Color Q Color Challenge, CQC42two of those 33 dirty girl challenges, and for today's IC242I only have eight more to complete and proclaim the tiara over in the SCS Challenge Queen forum.  I hope your day is fabulous...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Celebration of Thanks(Verve) 
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, White(SU), Mudpie(Bazzil), and Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie(SU)
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle Nesties, Blossom Nesties, SU Butterfly Die, and 2D Foam Squares

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Simply, Just A Note







 
It is Friday....yeh!  I am sooo excited that the weekend is here and I can get in some stamping.  I get so much relaxation and enjoyment from creating, don't you?  I am wanting to finish up the Dirty Girl Challenges and get in a few of my favorites for the week.  I created this for 2 Sketch 4 You, 2S4Y57 and for The Color Throwdown, CTD102.  I am so thrilled about wild wasabi, it is one of my favorite shades of green.  I used a sentiment from Verve and the little white flowers are from Michael's they are the bridal confetti that comes in the cutezie pail.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, I should be around this weekend.  If you leave a comment and let me know you where here I will be able to stop and leave you one....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Accent Notes and Bountiful Backgrounds(Verve)
Paper:  Marina Mist, Night Of Navy, Wild Wasabi(SU), and Avalanche(Bazzil) 
Ink:  Night of Navy(SU) and Versamagic
Accessories:  Scalloped Border Punch, Bridal Flowers, Gems. SU Circle Punches, SU Embossing Folder, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, and 3D Foam Squares





I created this for another dirty girl challenge and for Stacey's Curtain Call, Act39; a favorite challenge of mine.  I need several sympathy cards, so these challenges this week will help me to get them done.  I used a SU set Thoughts and Prayers, the sentiment is Verve.
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Stamps:  One Person(Verve) and Thoughts and Prayers(SU)
Paper:  Keaft, Wild Wasabi, White(SU) and Certainly Celery Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Wild Wasabi(SU)
Accessories:  Ribbon, EK Success Border Punch, Making Memories Gems, and 3D Foam Squares

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Special Someone









 

Hello peeps!  Sorry I have been MIA this week, a very long week at work.  But hey, it is Thursday and the weekend is upon us and I have next week off so I hope to get lots of creating down and maybe a day trip with dh.  I have a card to share combing several of the Dirty Dozen Challenges.  If you haven't been playing along, head over to SCS and check it out.  There are a total of 33 challenges....that is surely enough to get your mojo flowing!  I made this card for a dear sweet lady I work with who is retiring, I hope she likes it.  I used new SU designer paper, Verve stamps, and punches.  I hope that you have a wonderful day and you make time to do something you luv!  Enjoy.  
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Stamps:  Feel The Sun(Verve)
Paper:  Blackbird(Bazzil), Very Vanilla(SU) and Love Letter Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, SU Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Gemstones, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, SU Butterfly Punch, SU Square Punch, Fabric, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Beauty & Joy

























Good morning, it is time for another Mojo Monday Sketch, Mojo148.  I used flowers from the Verve Feel The Sun set, I paper pieced them and added gemstone flourishes.  I also added textured by using my SU embossing folder.  The glitter, texture, and paper piecing meet the requirements of three of The Dare To Get Dirty Challenges.  It is also my submission to the Moxie Fab Card Style, classy and elegant. I used SU wide baja ribbon and added a couple of hair pins.  I hope you find time to tackle this weeks mojo sketch, be sure to check out the other mojo makers creations over at the Mojo Monday Blog.   Enjoy!
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Stamps:  Feel The Sun(Verve) 
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Black, White(SU),  and Designer Paper
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Momento)
Accessories:  SU Ribbon, Gemstone Flourishes, Stickles, Circle Nesties, Embossing Folder, Making Memories Hair Pins, and 3D Foam Squares

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sprinkle Today With Kindness




 Good morning, it is time to share with you today's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, CIC68. 
I am so excited to tell you that Cupcake Inspirations is going to start offering some Wonderful Calorie Free Sweets to go along with your Fat Free Cupcake Inspirations! This week is the first week of our Sponsored Challenges and I am Thrilled that Raindrop Echo Designs has agreed to Sweetening the Deal a little for everyone! One random participant will receive 4 Sentiments of their choice AND a custom Watermark and/or Signature Set!  As if all that wasn't Sweet enough...Raindrop Echo Designs is having a Sale.....25% off Everything thru the end of July!
I also used the sketch from Clean & Simple, FTL99.  I used Stampin Up on this card, I adore the black ric rac.  I added the tiny bling in the flourish down the side.  I curled the flower blooms with my stylus to give it some depth.  The cupckaes this week are so gorgeous, don't ya think?  I hope that you can play along with the cupcake sweeties this week....enjoy your day!
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Stamps:  Vintage Vogue(SU)
Paper:  Bazzil and Rose Red Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Rose Red(SU) and Tuxedo Black(Momento)
Accessories:  Gemstones, SU Punch, Ric Rac, SU Corner Rounder, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Forever Friends










I am thrilled to share my new blog look...I adore this cute little flower.  I also added my new look to my Etsy shop...Paperie Blooms,  please check it out too!  You can get your new look from Katie here.
The card I have for tonight, is combining Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, MTSC82 and Stacey's Curtain Call Act 38.  I struggled with these colors, this is only my third card this week and I am making a mad dash to the finish line....lol.  I used the inspiration photos from IC241, they where lots of fabric pieced brooches, so I paper pieced my butterfly.  I uses the PTI set Flutter By Friend.  The designer papers are SU.  I added stitching, distressing, paper pieced the butterfly, and added gemstones.  I hope your Saturday is great, I will be getting together with my SU demo and other friends to play with the new catties items.  Enjoy!
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Stamps:  Flutter By Friend(PTI)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, and White(SU)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, Circle Nesties, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, Gemstones, Distressing Tool, Embossing Folder, and 3D Foam Squares

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Color Throwdown 100 Blog Hop WINNER







Good morning, I know you all have been waiting for today, it is time to announce the winner of the Verve stamp sets from the CTD100 Blog Hop......drum roll please....the winner is


Andrea, here are few things you need to know, you have until Monday, July 19th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time to respond and collect your prize.  You need to email colorthrowdown@yahoo.com.  You will also have to put my name and the prize you one in the subject line, like this.....Teresa/Verve.  I sure hope you enjoy your Verve stamps!  To see a complete list of all the winners head over to The Color Throwdown Blog.  Thanks to everyone for playing along with us and making the celebration fantastic!  I so appreciate your kind sweet comments...*grin*. 

I want to share my card for this weeks CTD101, these colors are stunning together.  I used the sketch from 2 Sketch 4 You, 2s4y56.  I used Verve stamps, kept is super simple.  I used big black ric rac, I luv the wide ric rac.  I hope your Friday is a good one, do a kind deed today.  You never know how something so small can mean so much to others.  Enjoy!
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Paper:  Black, Kraft(SU) and SU Designer Papers
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Momento)
Accessories:  Ric Rac, Embossing Folder, Stickles, Button, Linen Thread, and Glue Dots

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fun Pink Cupcake














Don't forget to check in tomorrow morning the winner of the Verve stamp set from CTD100 Challenge will be announced.  Hello and happy Thursday, my card today is for several challenges.  The sketch is from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge,WMSC5; the colors are from the Color Q, COC41; and the inspiration is from the Moxie Fab to make a fun and cute card.  Well, I don't know about you but cupcakes always mean fun, especially for the belly...yummy and they are so cute!  I used the cupcake from My Favorite Things, It's a Cupcake Kind of Day.  I paper pieced the cupcakes, added stickles for a littler shimmer.  I embossed the back panel and scored the long panel.  I hope you have a fun cupcake kind of day....enjoy!  
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Stamps:  Cupcake Kind Of Day(MFT)
Paper:  Avalanche, Blackbird(Bazzil), and Misc Designer Paper
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Momento)
Accessories:  Gemstones, Stickles, Scor Pal, Embossing Folder and 3D Foam Squares

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