Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Frill & Funkie Challenge/Kraft and Twine

Good morning friends, I am sharing the new challenge for Frilly & Funkie; this week we are challenging you to use kraft and twine.  All are welcome to play Frilly & Funkie; from kraft card stock to recycled corrugated cardboard, let's see how creative you can be.  For this challenge, let's have some fun with kraft and twine.  I have used the Card Patterns sketch, I embossed the background, stained the gorgeous lace....have I told you about the lace?  Oh my, I luv this lace, it is by far the prettiest lace I have ever found, be sure to head over and pick you up some...*grin*.  I used Pion papers, black twine, stitching, and sprayed with Mr. Huey's.  I can't wait to see what you do with this weeks challenge, have a super day...enjoy! 
Card Patternssketch 
Frilly & Funkie:  kraft/twine

Monday, May 28, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO243-Thanks A Bunch

Good morning mojo fans, it is circle or square week at the Mojo Monday Blog.  I hope you will join us in the fun and create something.  If you have never tried a circle card, I challenge you to try it, they are the sweetest and so much fun to make!  I normally use the largest scalloped circle nestie for my base, it is approx. 4 1/4" at the widest part, the same size as a regular A2 card.  I am including the instructions below to help get you started.  I use option #1, I like for the card to be a complete circle when you look at it from the front.  I have played along with the CR84FN color challenge.  I hope your Memorial Day is a blessing....I want to thank each and every person who has served and is serving in our Armed Forces...THANK YOU!  May you have a blessed and honorable day...enjoy!  
CR84FN:  colors/CR84FN55
Mojo Monday:  sketch/MOJO243

Circle Card Instructions

I have been asked how I make my circle cards, so I am going to list quick instructions. I am listing two different options
-cut card stock using the largest circle or scalloped circle nesting label
-score one of the circles on Scor Pal on the first mark(1/2 inch mark) this will be the back part of the card
-decorate the top circle
-put glue on the part above the scored part of the bottom circle and adhere the decorated circle to the bottom
-be sure to line up as much as possible so that your card when free standing is straight

-run a piece of folded card stock through the BIG Shot with a small part exposed above the nesting label
-this option makes it so you do not have to glue, it is held together by the piece that is not cut

I hope this helps, if you need anything else please let me know.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's Going To Be OK

Hello peeps, I am sharing another card I made to play along with a couple of challenges.  I am playing along with the fun and fabulous Friday MashUP, one of my favorites.  Also, I am playing along with Word Art Wednesday.  This weeks scripture is speaking of trust, in today's world we need to trust the Lord for all things; I pray you put your trust in Him!  I am also sharing with you all the AMAZING lace from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, this lace is by far the most gorgeous hope you head over and pick yours up now...I am  I hope you are having a fabulous long weekend....make the most of the family times....enjoy! 
Card Makin Mamas:  feeling punchy
Party Time Tuesdaysshabby/chic
Friday MashUPsketch
Word Art Wednesday: trust/Psalm 62:8

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shabby Chic Birthday

I have created this shabby chic birthday card for a couple of challenges.  I have used the Sketchbook Saturday Sketch, The Shabby Tea Room Inspiration Challenge, and I played along with the Moxie Fab doily/lace!  I do luv my lace and speaking of lace the gawjuss lace I have used in my card today s from The Funkie Junkie Boutique...I think I ordered one in every style....luv it!  I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend...enjoy!
Moxie Fabdoily/lace challenge
Shabby Tea Room: garden party/#115 
Sketchbook Saturday sketch/#61

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC99-Great Big Hugs

Hello, it is the weekend, is a long weekend here in the states; we have big plans with family!  I also hope to get some stamping in too.  I am showing the Waltzingmouse Sketch card today, I luv this sketch; it has so many possibilities.  I have used the Color Q colors,I really like the combo together after my card was completed.  I have used the Waltzingmouse stamp set Very Vintage Labels #18, I adore this shape!  Be sure to stop by each of the Waltzingmouse Mischief Makers blogs and leave them some luv....enjoy!
Waltzingmouse Sketch:  WMSC99

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO242-Just Dance

Good morning everyone, I am back with this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch.  I have went super simple today, I needed a card for our granddaughter, she is a dancer; she is young but is very dedicated to dancing.  We went to her recital a couple of weekends ago, I wanted to send her a card and tell her our awesome she is and that we are very proud of her!  No stamping, I took a die cut, sponged around it, and added glitter.  That is all from me today, I cannot wait to see what you do with this weeks sketch.  Be sure to stop by the Mojo Monday Blog and check out the mojo makers creations....enjoy!
52 Card PickUP:  anything goes/week20
Mojo Monday:  sketch

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC98 Thinking About You

Good morning, I am sharing my creation for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch, I hope you will play along with us!  I really had a great time putting my card together.  I cut the heart a piece of chipboard, added crackled paint, glitter, and the stick is my favorite part of my collage card!  I have used the the stamps sets from Waltzingmouse called   Fancy Phrases and Very Vintage Labels Four.  Join me also in welcoming out newest mischief maker Jeanne Jachna....welcome Jeanne! I think I am going to pick strawberries...yummy.......hope you have a wonderful day....enjoy!
Color Throwdowncolors
Waltzingmouse: sketch

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Birthday

Hello again, I am sharing my CAS card I made using the Sketchbook Saturday sketch, Friday MashUP challenge,  and I played along with the Moxie Fab damask challenge.  I cannot believe I used purple...I am not a fan of purple but that is what I reached for this afternoon, don't ask?  Even though I am not a fan of purple, I added a little black and all is good  Everything goes better with black, don't ya think?  Be sure to check out the fun challenges and play along; these I have played along with today are some of my all time favorites....enjoy!  
Friday MashUP:  ribbons and bows/decorative edge
Moxie Fabdamask
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch

Viva la Verve May 2012 Week 4

Good morning and welcome to the weekend....I luv the weekends!  I am sharing a card I created using today's Viva la Verve sketch created by Maureen.  I was so glad I was able to play along this week, it has been a long time.  The weeks just seem to fly by, don't ya think?  I have used my favorite Verve die, Classy Label  and the stamp set that goes with it; Sweet Treats to create surround my birthday sentiment.  There is a sale going on at Verve, to celebrate the boys, check it out!  My card seems to be prettier in person, you cannot see the clear gems sticking above the roses.  I had to get a new camera, so it is hit and miss until I get it figured out.  I also wanted to let you know that I have been cleaning house again, most of you know I am in the process of organizing my studio(creating  Well, with cleaning comes purging....I have listed some great supplies in my Etsy Boutique, be sure to stop by and check them out.  Be kind......have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!  
Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes
For Fun:  flowers
Viva la Verve  sketch/VLVMay2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Frill & Funkie Challenge/Masks and Stencils

Good morning, it is time for another fabulous and fun challenge from Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog.  This week Marjie is our hostess, she has challenges us to stencils and masking.  She has challenged us to use stencils or masks in your artwork.  Use a purchased item or create your own stencil or mask using positive/negative space from die-cuts, stamps or punches.  I have used the Tim Holtz die and cut it from masking sheets and then stamped around it.  I did a little sponging, added the sentiment, and sprayed with Calico White Mr. Huey's.  So sweeeeeet.....I am very happy with my end results!  I have also played along with a couple of challenges listed below.  Have a super fabulous day...enjoy!
Crazy 4 Challenges:  inspiration photo/C4C136 
Deconstructed:  sketch/#51 
Moxie Fab:  splatter challenge

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mojo Monday 241 -You Can Do It!

Good morning, it is time for another sketch from Mojo Monday, don't ya just luv Mondays?  I know us gals at Mojo Monday do, we hope you play along with us!  I have designed this weeks sketch and I must say I luv it!  I had just a fabulous time playing along with the Moxie Fab challenge, to use lace or doilies.  I choose to cover a piece of cardboard with a piece of vintage lace I picked up while the dh and I where thrift shopping.  I also use the amazing colors from CR84FN, greens and shades of blue/green; my favorite colors...swooooon!  I hope you have a super duper day....enjoy!
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO241
Moxie Fabdoilies/lace challenge

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Frilly & Funkie Friday Focus

 Happy day to you, I am sharing a sweet tag I made for Frilly & Funkie's Friday Focus; I was the hostess and focused on Pion Deisgner Papers.  Be sure to head over to The Funkie Junkie Boutique and check out the papers and all the other fabulous creation supplies; the designer papers are 15% off!  I have played along with a couple of challenges too.  Hope your evening is awesome...enjoy!
Shabby Tea Room:  photo inspiration/roses
Cardabilities:  sketch#54

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC97-Take Care

 Happy weekend friends, I am bringing to you today another creation designed for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Blog.  I have used polka dotted designer paper, luv it!  I have used the amazing sentiment set from Waltzingmouse called Say It Loud.  I adore the size and font of these sentiments, very pretty.  Waltzingmouse just had a new release, I hope you head over and pick up your sets today!  Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!  
Waltzingmousesketch WMSC97


Friday, May 11, 2012

LIl' Inker May Release Blog Hop

 It is the last day of the Lil' Inker Blog Hop and Release, we are sharing a favorite of mine the Sentiment Flag Additions Die & Stamp Set....the are so darling!  I have used the flags set and paired it with lots of sweet embellishments.  I also played along with the Sketchbook Saturday sketch.  Be sure to stop by all the Lil' Inker DT, these ladies are super talented and have lots of fun creations to share!
You can purchase all of the NEW goodies in the LID store now, so head on over and pick up the entire release!  I am the last stop on the hop, so it is time to head to the Lil' Inker Store to do some shopping...woohoo!  Hope you have a wonderful day....enjoy!
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch #58

Thursday, May 10, 2012

LIl' Inker May Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the second day of peeks for the Lil' Inker Textured Plate, this is sooooo awesome!  I have embossed onto a A2 size piece of card stock and then filled in the center with a piece of scrap paper; I then sponged around the edges to give it a more wood grain effect.  Lift the scrap paper and your inside is clean and clear.  You can see the photo below of the scrap piece of card stock placed in the center while I was sponging.  Be sure to head over to the Lil' Inker Blog and see the details on how to use the texture plate with your embossing machine. 

You can purchase all of the NEW goodies in the LID store now, so head on over and pick up the entire release!  Next on the hop is the amazingly talented Sarah, be sure to stop by and show her some luv!  Hope you have a wonderful day....enjoy!
Clean & Simple:  sketch
OCC: color challenge

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

LIl' Inker May Release Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Bow Dies release, these bows are adorable and the possibilities are endless.  The Bow Dies are available in 2 sizes; large and small. Each die cuts three pieces and when assembled make THE MOST ADORABLE bow featuring our signature perforated stitching detail. The Large Bow Die is the perfect size for an A2 card, large tag, even gift packaging. The Small die is just right for a small tag, accessories or even use multiples on an A2 card.  Be sure to comment on each DT's creation, Laura will be giving away 2 prizes; 1 $10 store credit as well as a Sentiment Flag Additions Die and Stamp set which we'll be showcasing later this week!

You can purchase all of the NEW goodies in the LID store now, so head on over and pick up the entire release!  Next on the hop is the amazingly talented Sarah, be sure to stop by and show her some luv!  Hope you have a wonderful day....enjoy!
Retro Sketches:  Sketch #10

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mojo Monday 240-He Cares For You

Good morning mojo friends, it is time for another fabulous Mojo Sketch, it is contest week; so be sure to get your entry in, you could win Verve Stamps!  Speaking of Verve, there is a sale going on, click here to find out more!  I have also played along with the shabby/chic colors from CR84FN, so wonderful.  I have used the Verve scripture stamp 1 Peter 5:7, it is a Plain Jane and it is on sale.  I have used stitching, a doily, distressing, and a sweet piece of lace.  I can't wait to see what you do with this weeks Mojo sketch...have fun and enjoy!  
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU), Misc Deisgenr Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Doily, Seam Binding Ribbon, Lace Trim, Pearl, Flowers, Janome Sewing Machine, Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Ornamental Movers and Skakers, and 3D Foam Squares


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC96-Many Thanks

Good morning friends and welcome to the weekend..woohoo!  I am sharing today's Waltzinmgouse Sketch, I have used the set from Waltzingmouse called Florentine Frippery and Frame It.  Instead of buttons, I used tiny bloomers, these are super cute!  I have also played along with The Ribbon Reel, to use the colors, ribbon, buttons, and blue is a blue/green.  The one thing I adore most about so many of the Waltzingmouse stamps is that they are compatible with Spellbinders!  Be sure to head over to Waltzingmouse Stamps and check out the gorgeous stamps.  Also, check out the other WM Mischief Makers creations, these lady always amaze me.  have a super day...enjoy! 
The Ribbon Reelcolors, button, ribbons, and blue
Waltzingmouse: sketch/WMSC96