Monday, February 28, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Fun Is Good....Enjoy!











Good morning it is mojo time again.....I just luv Monday's...hehehehehe.  This weeks Mojo Monday Sketch, you choose circle or square.....I have lots of people ask about how to make circle cards.  Here is a link to super simple directions that I wrote out.  I have given both complete circle or with the top squared off, I prefer to have mine look like a complete circle.  You can decide how you want yours, it is personal preference...no right or wrong...that is what I luv about creating!  At the top of my blog is a section that is labeled "Just 4 You"  if you click on that you will find many links for making lots of things....feel free to use them.  Do let me know if you have any great tutorials I will add them my list.   
For today's card I used the saying from Dr. Seuss...."fun is good"...this is an awesome circle semntiment and the entire stamp set comes with wonderful quotes and sayings.  This is a must have set, it is called Beautiful You....I luv it!  I also stamped a flag sentiment...enjoy...you know I luv that!  It is from the Verve set Enjoy, this set is also amazing.  The flowers can be turned upside down and it becomes a butterfly.....how cool is that?  I hope you will play along with us....making circle cards are sooooo fun!  They are the perfect little sumin sumin to leave on a coworkers desk, stick in a briefcase, lunch box, or purse to express your affections!  Have a great Monday....enjoy!
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Mojo Monday Sketch-sketch
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Stamps:  Beautiful You and Enjoy(Verve)
Paper:  Pear Pizazz, White(SU), and Madeline Designer Paper(Prima)
Ink:  Pear Pizazz and Regal Rose(SU)
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle Nesties, Blossom Nesties, Crinkled Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Janome, SU Square Punch, Brad, and 3D Foam Squares

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wishing You The Best











Hello friends, I am sharing tonight a clean and simple card created with Verve stamps.  I combined two different sets to make the flower.... I used the  the blooms from Kind Words and the leaves from the Serenity set......both of these sets are fabulous.  I luv the flowers and great sentiments in Kind Words and the Serenity set has wonderful sentiments too.  I also want to share these fabulous library cards that I bought from Etsy....all you do is download and print, they have the shabby and aged look...I luv em!  Have a super week and don't forget to stop back in the am for my Mojo Monday Sketch card...enjoy!
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Clean & Simple-sketch
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Stamps:  Kind Words and Serenity(Verve)
Paper:  Baja Breeze and White(SU)
Ink:  Pear Pizazz and Pumpkin Pie(SU) and Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  MFT Die, PTI Ric Rac Die, Janome, Bakers Twine, Buttons, and 3D Foam Squares

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hope-Verve Stamps


Hi, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.....we plan on taking a little motorcycle ride tomorrow...woohoo.  I am thrilled to have the next week off....I will be creating and I will be getting some cleaning and organizing done too.  I am sharing a square card with you tonight, I used the Verve set Bountiful Background behind the main sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Verve set Forever In Our Hearts.  I have played along with several more new challenge(new to me).  You can get an awesome list of the daily challenges here. I used stitching, distressing, and made a fabric flower to bring my card all together.  Thanks so much for your continued support and comments, they really make my day and put a smile on my face...enjoy!    

IC273-inspiration photo here
Inspirational Sketches-sketch.....luv this sketch!
Kraftin Kimmie-scallops 
One Stop Craft Challenge-flowers
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Stamps:  Bountiful Background and Forever In Our Hearts(Verve)
Paper:  Karft, Very Vanilla(SU), Designer paper, and Sheet Music 
Ink:  Pear Pizazz(SU) and Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  Fabric, Janome, Burlap String, Button, SU Leaf Die, Distressing Tool, Zip Dry, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Viva la Verve-Comfort









If you are looking for the Stampers Dream Blog Hop scroll down one or click here!
I created this using Amber's' Viva la Verve sketch starting out the month of March, can you believe it?  Where does the time go?  This sketch is so fun, wait until you play along...you wil be saying the same thing too!  I used a sentiment from the Verve set Forever In Our Hearts, I thought I would try and make a few sympathy cards to have on hand.  I used Prima lace, crinkled ribbon, bakers twine, and a Websters Pages sparkler to accent.  I used heavy distressing and two different stitches...I luv this look!
To get all the details and play along with the VLV sketch go here....they are sooooo fun!  I played along with several more challenges today...if you have not visited the Daily Dare...wow...you should!  Talk about a list of challenges...lol.....I have the link at the top of my challenge list, check it out.  I cannot wait to see what you create...I will be home again next week creating most of the week I hope...yippie!  Hope your weekend is fabby....enjoy!

CASE Study-case
CCEE-distressing
Paper Romance-anything goes
Paper Play-sentimental
The Color Throwdown-color
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Stamps:  Forever In Our Heart(Verve)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Designer Paper(SU), My Minds Eye Designer Paper, and Websters' Pages Designer 
Ink:  Blushing Bride and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Crinkled Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Prima Lace, Websters Pages Sparkler, Nesties, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stampers Dream Blog Hop












Hello peeps, the Stampers Dream team and some very special friends are having a blog hop today.  You will want to visit and comment on all playing along.  Michelle from Stampers Dream is giving away two different groups of blog candy, so you chances are double!  The blog candy photos are on Michelle's blog.  I used two JustRite sets for my card today.  The circle is from the Birthday Card Making Kit and the sentiment tag is from Fancy Tags set.  I added stitching, gemstone flourishes, and distressing.  The papers are from Prima design called Botanical and the purple polka dots is from a winter Basicgrey.  I played along with several challenges today too......

CR84FN-color 
Paper Variety-stitching
Tuesday Morning-sketch 

Below is a list of all the gals playing along in the hop, remember to visit and comment to increase your chances of winning!

Michelle    http://michellerodgers.blogspot.com/
Becca       http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/
Jerri Kay  http://jerrikay.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/  
Amy         http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/        
Tosh         http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/
Mariana    http://marianagrigsby.wordpress.com/              
Cindy        http://onehappystamper.typepad.com/stamping_inspirations_wit/    
Leslie         http://lesliekmiller.typepad.com/running-with-scissors/            
Kim           http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/
Teresa:ME http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/        
Lea            http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Christina    http://flowersandink.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stampers Dream-Inspired Verse












Hello peeps, I have a card creation to share made with a favorite stamp set of mine from Stampendous....this set is awesome; it is called Inspired Verse Set.  The verses are the perfect size to add on, you can add them to a card that has a colored image or make it the focal point as I did here.  This designer paper is fabulous, it is from Prima and it is called Madeline.  I used the circle and star Nesties for the shapes and added glass glitter to the star.  I am sharing the inside of my card as well.  I usually add a little sumin sumin to the inside, I thought I would give you a peek today.  If you have not been to the Stampers Dream Store lately...wow...you need to head over there and check out all the NEW items coming in from the CHA order! 
If you visit my blog often you know I luv a good challenge, well my friend Deb Felts has a blog that gives you a list of tons of challenges for each day.  It is called the Daily Dare, check it out and find a couple of challenges that you can take on!  I have found several that are new challenges for me, here are the ones I played in today.  Have a super day....enjoy! 
Anything Goes-distressing
Hand Stamped Sentiments-use dies
Get Sketchy-sketch
Shabby Tea Room-buttons and bows
Squigglefly-the letter"D"...dies
Waltzingmouse Sketch-sketch

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Stamps:  Inspired Verse Set(Stampendous)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), and Madeline Designer Paper(Prima)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Crinkled Ribbon, Lace, Button, Bakers Twine, Glass Glitter, Star Nesties, Circle Nesties, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Square Punch, and 3D Foam Squares

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-You're So Fabulous









Good Monday morning, it is time for another fabulous Mojo sketch, I adore this weeks sketch!  I used the colors from The Color Throwdown, CTD129 color challenge.  Of course green is my favorite color and it is perfect matched with blue....so I had to play along!  I used the Verve sentiment stamp from the set Bountiful Backgrounds,  I stamped the sentiment of PinkPaislee tickets, these are soooo fun.  i added a button tied with bakers twine to the tickets.  I used the fabulous new paper pack from Prima called Reflections  and the gorgeous cream colored Prima flowers....they are so lush and lovely!  You can dye or sponge these too.  Have a super Monday, I cannot wait to see what you do with this weeks sketch....enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Bountiful Backgrounds(Verve)
Paper:  Old Olive, Soft Sky(SU) and Reflections Designer Paper(Prima)
Ink:  Black Soot Distressed Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Prima Flower, Janome, Cream Lace, PinkPaislee Tickets, Button, Bakers Twine, Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Die, and 3D Foam Squares

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Square CAS- hi

Hi friends, I hope you have had a great weekend, mine has been fast but good!  I wanted to play along with a couple of CAS challenges, the CAS106 from Monday is a sketch.  Today's FS211, Cookie has a CAS style; I chose her card here to case. I used Saturday's IC272 as my inspiration, the site is wall art.  My piece of designer paper is similar to the art on the walls as it makes the room and the gorgeous print makes the card.  I also played along with the Etsy Inspired Challenge, using this sweet clay pot as inspiration, the ribbed top is like my letters and similar colors.   There is no stamping on my square card, I used cardboard letters from JillyBean Soup.  I did stamped on them and also added glass glitter the the letters and the edges of my card.  A super simple CAS card for me today.  This is also fits this months Dirty Dozen theme, "Days of Our Lives" I hope you will play along with us!  If you cannot see the gallery consider joining SCS as a Fan Club Member.  I hope you have a fantastic evening, be sure to check back in the morning for my Mojo Monday Sketch card....enjoy!
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Stamps:  None
Paper:  Soft Sky(SU) and Madeline Designer Paper(Prima)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Stazon)
Accessories:  Crinkled Ribbon, JillyBean Soup Cardboard Letter, Glass Glitter, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Viva la Verve-Thank You










woohoo, it is Friday.....I look sooooo forward to the weekends!  I am hoping to be off the week after next, I know my friends are thinking "here she goes again taking another week off"  it is a great befit my company offers and I take advantage of it!  I am sharing today's VLV sketch brought you by Andrea, super sweet sketch.  I used the Case Study and The Play Date Cafe combined challenges, that was the inspiration for my card.  I used sheet music for the small scalloped square panel and then added a layered flower that was cut with the Tim Holtz's flower die.  The sentiment is from the Verve set Dream Big and I used the sweet little Verve Embossed Oval Die to cut out the sentiment.  This is the cutest shape and it's embossed!  Whatever you do this weekend make it fantastic....enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Dream Big(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Designer Paper(SU). and Sheet Music 
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento)   
Accessories:  Verve Embossed Oval Die, Janome, Tim Holtz Flower Die, Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Button, SU Leaf Die, Square Scalloped Nesties, Stickles, and 3D Foam Sqaures

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A HUGE Announcement!







I have a HUGE secret to let you in on, I have been keeping this under my hat for several weeks......I have been asked to be apart of the Dirty Dozen Team on SCS....oh my goodness!  This is such a dream come true, I have the honor of sharing this with the sweet Pat Smethers!  You can read all about us here!  My card here says it all, it was one of the ones I made for the Dirty Dozen Theme of "Days of Our Lives."  Thank you to everyone who has supported me and believed in me!
I am sharing a card tonight using a new stamp that Michelle has added to the Stampers Dream Store.....this heart is adorable, it is from Impressions Obsessions and it is called Dotty Heart.  The sentiment is from the JustRite set Sympathy Nested Sentiments.  I added my favorite chunky glass glitter to the edges of the heart, a Prima Flower, and the Maya Roads pins.  I used the fun designer paper from October Afternoon called Modern HomemakerTo complete my card I used bakers twine and lace.  New items ordered from CHA are filling the Stampers Dream Store, be sure to check them out!  I used the sketch from today at My Favorite Things, these sketches are great!  I hope you have a fabulous rest of the week....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Dotty Heart(Impressions Obsessions) and Sympathy Nested Sentiments(JustRite)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Modern Homemaker(October Afternoon)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Janome, SU Square Punch, Bakers Twine, Lace, Prima Flower, Maya Roads Pins, Glass Glitter, and 3D Foam Squares  

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Flowers of Tomorrow













Good morning it is time for another Mojo Monday sketch, those Monday's sure do come fast, don't they?  The best part of Monday's is the mojo sketch....lol....I hope you will play along with us this week.  The mojo makers have been bringing some fabulous creations lately, check them out!  I also played along with a new Verve challenge called "Get Your Diva On"....this month's challenge is being brought to us by the super talented Charmaine.  You can get all the details over at the Verve forum at SCS or click here....be sure to read the prize for the winner, it is definitely worth playing for!  I did not need another Valentine card, so I just went with the fun colors and table setting.  I used the Verve sets Great Friend and the Plain Jane Flowers Of Tomorrow.  I hope your day is fabulous...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Great Friend and Plain Jane Flowers of Tomorrow(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, White, Bella Rose Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso and Riding Hood Red(SU) 
Accessories:  Nesties Labels Fourteen, Gemstones, Button, Bakers Twine, Crinkled Ribbon, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Leaf Die, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Viva la Verve-You & Me Always



 








Happy Friday, it is my turn to bring to you this weeks Viva la Verve sketch, you can get all the details and play along here....don't let the skewed panel scare you away...lol.  I made a Valentine card for dh, I wanted to use more manly looking colors and I added a gold star to play along with today's Free 4 All, F4A51; keeping with the royalty theme.  I stamped the "You & me Always sentiment using the Verve set Love Notes, I adore this little sentiment.  I added the glittered star and heart to the outside of my mini envie, isn't it soooo cute?  Tucked away inside the envie is xoxo stamped on a piece of card stock.  I hope you will play along with us, if you play along with every sketch you have the chance of winning our entire next release....woohoo...enjoy!    
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Stamps:  Love Notes(Verve)
Paper:  Black and Designer Paper(SU) and Sheet Music
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU) and Fired Brick Distressing Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Bakers Twine, Pom Pom Trim, Mini Envie, SU Glass Glitter, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stampers Dream-All You Need Is LOVE


Happy Thursday friends,  I have been trying to recover from the flu I had last week.  Today is the first day that I felt like there was light at the end of the tunnel...lol....I really did not know if I would ever create again.  I am feeling better and thanks so much to all the people wishing me well!  I am sharing a card made with the sentiment from a Impression Obsession set called A Loving Heart....I adore this sentiment and the font is so lovely!  I used wide Prima scalloped lace trim, I luv this stuff, it is soooo lushes and gorgeous!  I used the Nesties Labels Sixteen to shape the sentiment and added a Melissa Frances glittered heart with burlap trim and a button.  I finished my card with a gemstone flourish.  I used the sketch from Waltzingmouse and the colors from the Color Q Challenge #71 and The Play Date Cafe, PDCC68.  I believe I will be feeling well enough to create this weekend, I hope you do too.......enjoy! 
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Stamps:  A Loving Heart(Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Kraft, White, and Blushing Bride Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa(Memento)
Accessories:  Nesties Labels Sixteen, Melissa Frances Glitter Heart, Burlap Trim, Prima Scalloped Lace Trim, Button, Flourish Gemstone, and 3D Foam Squares

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-You Are Fabulous




 Good morning it is time for another Mojo sketch, Mojo177; I had such fun with this one.  I used the colors from this weeks Curtain Call, Act68 and the JUGS69 challenge to make your own 3D flower.  I made one of the accordion flowers using sheet music paper, I topped it with a button and bakers twine.  I added stitching to the diamond panel, stamped the "Fabulous You" sentiment on a tag and stitched it to the main panel.  I also added a small piece of lace trim to the tag, so cute.  I finished it off with two stick pins, with tiny pink flower tops, so very cute.  I hope your Monday is fabulous...I cannot wait to see what you come up with using this weeks Mojo sketch!  Enjoy!
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Stamps:  Fabulous You(Verve)
Paper:  White(SU), Sheet Music, and My Minds' Eye Designer Paper
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  Bakers Twine, Button, Janome, Stick Pins, SU Square Punch, Lace Trim, Distressing Tool, and 3D Faom Squares

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stampers Dream-Happy Birthday To You





Hello friends....it has been a long time....I am back from CHA and have pictures to share, but they will not be for another day or two.  I caught the nastiest bug I have ever had in my whole life.....I am not one to get sick much or stay sick, but I have been down for the count since Wednesday.  I feel like I lost three days of my life...lol......I sure hope none of the gals that where at CHA get what I had.  I am feeling a little better but still not back to myself.  I was able to pull myself together long enough to make a card using the new JutsRite set; Birthday Celebration.   I got to meet the lovely Michelle Rodger at CHA and she is back and has added some new stuff to the Stampers Dream Store, this JustRite set is one of the new things she added.  I stamped the flower like image and cut it out, luv how it looks like a flower, don't you?  I colored it with copics and added my favorite glass glitter to the edges....such a sweet look.  The sentiment reads "Happy Birthday To You".  I finished my card with ric rac trim, bakers twine, and stick pins from Jenni Bowlin.  The papers are from Basicgrey collection called Marjoliane....so soft and pretty!  I used Jen's SFYTT and I played along with the gals from The EtsyInspired Challenge, I used the cute headband as my inspiration.
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Stamps:  Birthday Celebration(JustRite)
Paper:  Soft Sky, White(SU), and Marjoliane Designer Paper(Basicgrey)
Ink:  Blue Bayou(SU) and Copics
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Bakers Twine, Ric Rac Trim, Jenni Bowlin Stick Pins, Glass Glitter, SU Circle Punches,

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