Monday, April 29, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO291-Hello

Good morning Mojo fans, it is circle or square week at the Mojo Monday blog, we luv circle square week, don't you?  I have made sweet circle cards most of these weeks, they are soooo darlin.  A perfect card to tuck in someones lunch bag, briefcase, and jacket before the start of their day.  I have used rolled flowers and a sweet "hello" sentiment.  I also played along with the Color Throwdown colors.  Be sure to check out the Verve sale, it ends the end of this month.

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
                                                                     ~Tony Robbins

Paper: White Card Stock, and Designer Paper(PinkPaislee)
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, SU Square Punch, Rolled Flower Die, Pearls, Seam Binding, SU Leaf Die, SU Circle Dies, Lace Trim, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Color Throwdown: colors/CTD239
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO291
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi peeps, I am sharing a card for the Fusion challenge, luv this idea!  I was very intimidated by the inspiration photo, so I challenged myself to be inspired by This is what I came up with using the fusion; both sketch and photo...very happy card...yeah!  I used the totally gorgeous paper pack from Simply Stories called Vintage is by far my favorite CHA paper introduced...luv this!  I have ben hoarding, but I broke free today and used it on this card....sweeeeet!  I hope you have a wonderful start to your week, where does the weekends go?...enjoy!

Crafting By Design: anything goes
Fusion: sketch and photo/#4
Paper Craft Journey: sentiment
SCS Featured Stamper: congrats Patti/FS325

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi friends, I have a sweet shabby card to share, I had to play along with Cardabilities...luv their sketches!  I have used some of my favorite Verve stamps, but hey they are all my favorites!  I also used the sweet color combo from Dynamic Duo, I really had fun pulling all the sweetness together for this card. I am also sharing a couple of photos of Lexi, we will be bringing her home next Sunday...eeecckkkk...I am sooo excited!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend...enjoy!

Stamps: Borderline and Love Notes(Verve)
Paper: Cream Card Stock, Sky's The Limit Designer Paper My Mind's Eye
Ink: Archival Coffee Ink(Ranger) and SU Blushing Bride
Accessories: A Cut Above Jotted Heart Die by Verve, Lace Trim, Burlap String, SU Leaf Die, Button, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares and Glue Dots

Cardabilities: sketch/#73
Dynamic Duoscolors/DD50

Sweet Baby

I am sharing a card I created using the latest Waltzingmouse release, it is called Nordic Baby, a darling baby.  I have you the gorgeous papers from Echo Park, Bundle of Joy and I adore this paper pack; the papers can be used for more than just baby cards.  I have added lace trim and seam binding with burlap string, and topped it with a lushes brown button.  A CAS card for me, but with a few extras.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend....enjoy!

Stamps: Nordic Baby(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: White Card Stock and Bundle of Joy Designer Paper(Echo Park)
Ink: SUI Early Espresso
Accessories: Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Corner Rounder, Button, Burlap String, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

52 Card PickUP: anything goes/WK17
Can You Dig It: sketch/CYDI34
Crazy 4 Challenges: baby/C4C183

Friday, April 26, 2013

Viva la Verve/VLVAPR2013 WK5 - He Cares For You

Good morning friends, welcome to the weekend, I wait all week for  I look forward to spend time with the dh, creating a bit, eating out, and big plans for us this weekend.  I do have my card created using the Viva la Verve sketch, you can play along with us here.  Sarah created this fun sketch,. can't wait to see what you do with it.  I have played along with The Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo too, I added a little pink to make it even more girly.....teehehehe.  I have used the Verve scripture stamp set 1Peter 5:17 and the big bloom from Surely Goodness. Hope you have a great Friday...enjoy!

Stamps: 1Peter 5:17 and Surely Goodness(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock and My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Banner Bundle and Goodness Flowers Die Set by Verve, Seam Binding, Lace Trim, Doily, SU Square Punch, Buttons, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Shabby Tea Room: spring bliss/#163
Viva la Verve: sketch/VLVAPR2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Love You Madly Glitz Blog Hop

Hi friends, it is time for The Glitz Love You Madly Blog Hop, below is the sure to leave a comment on every blog. A random winner will win a Glitz Love You Madly prize package...worth commenting for, don't ya think?  I have used all of the Love You Madly collection for my card, it is my favorite collection!  Have fun on the hop and have a fabulous day, it is Thursday; the weekend is almost here...woohoo!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Love You Madly
Glitz Whatnots: Love You Madly
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Love You Madly

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Super Hero

I have created this card using the newly released Waltzingmouse Stamps, you can get yours here. I used the SCS colors from today's color challenge.  I also used the new sketch challenge from the Chic Challenges, if you have not played along with these ladies, go here to find out more.  I have used a PinkPaislee star, distressed the edges and added a piece of card stock behind the opening.  I also added some navy twine with a button.  That is all from me tonight...have a good rest of the week...enjoy!

Chic Challenge: sketch/CC02
SCS Color Challenge: CC423/night of navy, baja breeze, and river rock

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO290- Sorry For Your Loss

Good morning, it is time for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch, it was a lot of fun...I used my  I luv my crimper, but do not use it near enough, I thought the top panel would look great crimped, so I crimped and added the sentiment on top.  I have used the Dynamic Duos color combo, luv black and gray together....very elegant.  I have used a Verve sympathy sentiment from the set Making A Statement.  Although I do not need one at the moment, I have a stash of cards I like to keep stocked up and my sympathy section was lacking.  I hope you have a super fabulous day, we are counting the days to bringing Lexi home, it has seemed like a very long wait....sigh....13 more days...woohoo!  Have a super day...enjoy!

"To get up each morning with the resolve to be to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them." 
                                                 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stamps: Making A Statement(Verve)
Paper: Gray Card Stock and Misc Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Seam Binding, Lace Trim, Distressing Tool, Sizzix Heart Die, Button, Gemstones, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Dynamic Duo: black and gray/DD49
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO290

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm Here For You Friend

A quick card to play along with a new challenge to me Fusion, you can play along here.  I have used the Try Stampin on Tuesday sketch.  A pretty simple card for me, what I would consider ribbon is a stretch for  I have ruffled the doily for a little extra summin summin...and one of my favorite May Roads sweet!  Hope you have a fabulous evening, it is back to the grind stone tomorrow and the count down begins for the weekend...enjoy!

52 Card PickUP: anything goes/WK16
Fusion: sketch and/or colors/#3
Try Stampin On Tuesday: sketch/#114

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy Birthday...the date was

I have created this card using a couple of the new Waltzingmouse Stamps, that where released Thursday, you can get yours here! I have used one of the pre-printed cards I purchased from Marianne at Creative Visions Etsy Shop.  I have added lots of sweet embellies, I had such fun with this one, it will be going to someone very MIL.  Lots of yummy shabby goodness, she will appreciate it very much.  I have played along with the challenges listed below....enjoy!

Stamps: Man of The Hour and My Kind of Guy(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Very Vanilla Card Stock and SU Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Coffee and Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Starbucks Coffee Sleeve, Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Burlap String, Yo Yo Flower, Button, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Friday MashUP: go MIL/FM106
Seize The Birthday: sketch..feminine/#14
Shabby Tea Room: photo and recycle...Starbucks coffee sleeve/#162

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Mercies

Happy Friday, I am sharing a card a put together fusing the awesome sketch that Andrea created for today's Viva la Verve.  I also wanted to use one of my many pre-printed cards, I am in luv with these...*grin*...I purchased them from the amazing Creative Visions Etsy shop.  I adore her tags/cards and Marianne is a doll to work with!  I have used the Verve stamp set New Mercies, a very uplifting set.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent”
                                                      - Marilyn vos Savant

Stamps: New Mercies(Verve)
Paper: Sea Salt(Bazzil) and Websters Pages Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties Labels Four, Seam Binding, PinkPaislee Tickets, Janome Dewing Machine, Button, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Ribbon Reel: colors, flowers, ribbon/#51
Viva la Verve: sketch/VLVAPR2013
Word Art Wednesday: anything uplifting goes/#76

Glitz-4 YOU

Good morning Glitz fans, we are creating tags on our projects; I luv tags, don't you?  I just luv making these sweet little gems, and adding it to your card is a great way to use them.

I have used one of the peek-a-boos from the Love You Madly collection, these are so fun.  I made it my focal point and added a corrugated number splatter with some paint.  I cut it using a PTI shape, I luv making tags in a non traditional shape. I had to use some of my favorite girly embellies, lace trim and seam binding! 

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Peek-a-Boo: Love You Madly
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Love You Madly

For my second card, I went with lots of colors, not my norm; but hey it is fun to step out every now and then. I used lots of the Color Me Happy papers and cut out the pieces I want to use to make my tag.

I made a sweet little tag, added a sentiment and a heart; it is mostly papers from the Color Me Happy collection.  I added a wide piece of lace and a bow, but mainly wanted to use the papers; they do make ya happy!  

I hope that I inspired you today to create something fun with tags, enjoy!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Color Me Happy
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Color Me Happy

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Waltzingmouse Waltz-Dad, A Gift From God

Hello friends, it is release day at Waltzingmouse and that means there are prizes to be won!  Be sure to leave a comment on all the DT's blogs for your chance at a stamp set of your choice.  To get the complete list of the DT, head to Claire's blog.  The next blog is the amazingly talented Tosh, be sure to head over and show her some luv. I have used the My Kind of Guy set and Man of The Hour set. I hope you pick up your Waltzingmouse Stamps today, a great release for those masculine creations.  Have a super fantastic day...enjoy!

Crazy 4 Challenges: wooden...buttons
Deconstructed Sketch: sketch/#97
Simply Create Too: stash...wooden buttons
Totally Papercrafts: kraft...card base, burlap string, stickers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Preview-Man of The Hour

Good morning, today, is the last day of our Waltzingmouse previews; we wil be waltzing tomorrow and you have a chance to win the new release sets. I really luv these masculine sets, but I need a little more practice with them. Today's set Man Of The Hour, is my favorite...I luv the sayings and sentiments....I cannot wait to try my hand at more masculine cards.  Be sure to stop by the rest of the DT's blogs, these ladies are amazing!  Have a wonderful day....enjoy!

Stamps: Man of The Hour(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: White Card Stock and Venice Designer Paper(7Gypies)
Ink: Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories: PinkPaislee Stars, Burlap String, Button, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Paper Clip, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#94

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Waltzingmouse Preview-Nordic Baby

Goos morning, it is day two of the Waltzingmouse previews and we are sharing the stamp set Nordic Baby.  A super sweet set for making baby cards, I have a friend who is expecting a baby girl so this will go to her.  I have used all the sweet things that make it girly, seam binding, the sweet patterned paper, and I adore the striped button.  Be sure to stop by all the DT's blogs and leave a little love...enjoy!

Stamps: Nordic Baby(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: White Card Stock and Bundle Of Joy Designer Paper(Echo Park)
Ink: Archival Coffee(Ranger), Blushing Bride, and Primrose Petals(SU)
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties Labels Twenty Six, SU Square Punch, Seam Binding, Burlap String, Button, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Try Stampin On Tuesday: sketch/#113

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO289-Happy Birthday To You

Good morning friends, I have used bright colors and patterned papers for today's card.  It is also my card for today's Diva Dare, Bright Blooms and Butterflies.  You can read more about that here. I used the gorgeous flower from the Surely Goodness set and the matching die to cut it out; Goodness Flowers Die Set.  I used the Plain Jane birthday sentiment Birthday To You.  I scattered a few butterflies with sweet gemstones added and a few matching buttons.  Hope you have a great day....enjoy!

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO289

Waltzingmouse Preview-My Kind of Guy

Hello peeps, it is time to preview the new stamps that will release this week at Waltzingmouse. Today we are showing the set My Kind of Guy, such a great masculine set.  Masculine cards are very hard for me, there is no room for bling and lace...*grin*.  I tend to keep my cards a lot more simpler when creating cards for the men in my life.  I have used kraft, green, brown and of course burlap string.  I adore the hat/mustache favorite of all the mustache images!

Stamps: My Kind of Guy(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Kraft Card Stock, and Misc Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger) and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories: SU Mini Scalloped Punch, Rusty Clothespin, SU Square Punch, Burlap String, Buttons, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Friday MashUP: sketch/FM105

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Thoughts

HI!  I have a quick card to share  I wanted to play along with the CAS challenge from SCS this past Monday...totally luv the colors! I used the fun sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, you know I luv a good sketch!  I have used the sentiment stampo from the Verve set With Love and it is on sale!  I am a busy bee this weekend  lots of running and lots of creating too.  I hope you have a fun filled weekend as well...enjoy!

CAS Challenge:turquoise, light green, and pink/CAS215
Tuesday Morning Sketches: sketch/#193

Friday, April 12, 2013

Viva la Verve-Happy Birthday

 Hello peeps, welcome to the weekend!  I am so glad that it is Friday, I luv the weekends and I luv the Viva la Verve sketches!  You can join the fun here, it is a fun layered sketch created by Christyne.  I have used a cupcake image I had lying around and the awesome font sentiment by verve from the set Treasured Words, one of my favorite sentiment sets by Verve!  I adore the sketch this week, lots of yummy layers...lots of embellie options...*grin*  I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, be sure to spend time with the ones you love...enjoy!

Stamps:  Treasured Words(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Ek Success Border Punch, Button, Burlap String, SU Square Punch, Heart Punches, Carnival Tickets, Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

52 Card PickUPanything goes/WK15
City Crafters Challenge: photo and birthday/#154
Viva la Verve: sketch/VLVAPR2013