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Saturday, April 30, 2011

FS221 Wishes by 8yr old

Kaitlyn who is my 8yr daughter wanted to stay up with me to make her version of Susan aka LateBlossom's
The only thing I helped Kaitlyn with was to punch the large circle on the dp & the scallop border punch. She wrote the sentiment with a black sharpie then went over the Wishes with a SU Coral marker.

FS221 Chase Your Dreams

Congratulations Susan aka LateBlossom for being Featured Stamper. It was hard to make a decision, but finally chose this butterfly
I used GP white cs as the base, made it a 4X4 card only because the circle I used was swallowed by the 5X5 card. I used a large circle punch on the Mariposa Matstack dp, then used the paper trimmer to cut for the straight edge of the circle. I used the scallop border punch for the bottom. I used a SU Black marker for the part of the sentiment & used a SU Coral marker for the Dreams of the sentiment. I used MS butterfly punches then added white pearls. I also tied a white satin ribbon on top.

Things I changed: color scheme, used circle punch. left it a single layer card (I think Susan used a 2nd layer of white)

Paper:The Mariposa Matstack dp, GP white cs
Accessories:MS Butterfly punches, SU markers, ribbon, white pearls, scallop border punch, large circle punch

Painted Mother's Day Totes

My daughter's Kaitlyn who is 8yrs old & Erin who is 6yrs old went to Michaels with me today because they wanted to paint something for Mother's Day. They chose to paint me tote bags. I think they turned out well. It takes awhile for the paint to dry, therefore Erin smudged the "E" off her name, but I told her I could fix it.

What thoughtful little girls I have.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

QFTD58 F4A62 Purple Butterfly

Decided to combine the 2 challenges today. Congratulations to Anne aka jdmommy for being Queen of the Day. I also used the Free For All challenge which is Ogres Have Layers, in other words more than 2 layers. Here is Anne's CARD

I used the same unknown purple cs for all the layers as well as the same GP white cs. I used the MM corner rounder on the bottom 2 corners & again on the 3rd panel. I I added pearls on each corner. I added a strip to go underneath the 3rd panel. I then tied a white ribbon bow. I used different CB folders on all panels. I used my brand new EK Success circle cutter for the 2 circles, then decided at last minute to add the MS doily because it fit perfectly on the purple circle. I used the MS Butterfly punch on the purple cs & added pearls. The 3rd panel & the circle panels are raised with pop dots.

Things I changed: colors, different CB folders (besides swiss dot), changed ribbon placement, added the extra strip layer

I think I have enough layers, what do you think?

Paper:Unknown purple cs, GP white cs
Accessories:CB Birds & Swirls folder, CB Swiss Dot Folder, CB Butterflies folder, CB flowers folder, MS paper doily, MS Butterfly punch, pop dots, pearls, ribbon, MM corner rounder, EK Success circle cutter

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SC330 Mom

This is for today's sketch challenge. I may take another picture tomorrow, I just couldn't get the right picture even with my big camera so you can see the sparkles on the butterfly dp.
I used GP white cs as the base of the card. I used Mariposa Matstack dp for the top & bottom of the card as my fronts. I ran the pink dp through the CB Script folder. I used a cream piece of ribbon lace to cover the seam & added a cream ribbon. I adhered a ribbon bow. The main panel is layered with Cloud 9 Design dp. I used peachy pink pearl swirls with small ceramic roses. I used the MS triple butterfly punch to make the 2 small butterflies and added the peach pearls. The sentiment says "MOM" on the brass brads. I used the MS branch & leaf punches on the same brown dp & then used a cream prima flower, then added a medium pink pearl. The main panel is raised using pop dots.

Thanks for the challenge, I couldn't figure out what image to use so I used pearls as my focus point.

Paper:GP white cs, Cloud 9 Design dp, Mariposa Matstack dp, cream cs
Accessories:CB Script Embossing folder, ribbon bow, ribbon, lace, pearls, ceramic roses, MS branch & leaf punch, MS triple butterfly punch, brass letter brads, pop dots, prima flower

Monday, April 25, 2011

USE006 Buttons Galore

This card is for the Use It Tuesday on to use your fasteners, buttons, brads or eyelets. I chose to use buttons. You can find the challenge HERE.

I used bazzill black cs as the base. I layered with GP white cs, then Reflections pink cs. I ran the CB Swiss Dot folder through the pink cs. I used sticky zots to adhere different variations of black, pink & white buttons. I tied a black & white butterfly ribbon underneath. I added a pearl stick pin, then added 3 black beads & sewed the pink heart charm. The button panel is raised with 3D pop dots. I added ric rac on the bottom, not sure if I like it or not.

Thanks for the challenge Siobhan.

Paper:Bazzill black cs, GP white cs, Reflections pink cs
Accessories:stick pin, black beads, heart charm, needle & thread, buttons, 3D pop dots, ribbon, CB Swiss Dot folder, ric rac

CAS116 Hello

This is for the CAS challenge which is Artist's Rule of 3. Make a card using 3 of something. I chose to make a BIG butterfly card. I used GP white cs to make the base.
I bought butterfly note cards in the dollar section at Michaels, I traced the butterfly on bright colored dp from K&Company, cut out then ran the CB Swiss Dot folder on the butterfly. I used white DMC floss on all the lime green buttons as well as the pink button. The pink button, I made the floss longer to make the antennas. I used a Fiskars flower punch on pink cs & blue cs, then added mini white pearls for the centers. The butterfly has 3D pop dots, so the butterfly is not flat directly on the cs. I cut a strip of lime green cs, then made it curvy with my scissors. I used the MS Picket Fence border punch on GP white cs. I stamped the 3 flowers with black stazon, colored with SU markers then added 3 rhinestones. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Stamps:SU Hedgehog Happiness, Studio G $1 clear stamps
Ink:Black stazon
Paper:K&Company dp, GP white cs, pink cs, blue cs
Accessories:CB Swiss Dot folder, MS Picket Border punch, pearls, rhinestones, buttons, DMC floss, scissors, 3D pop dots, SU markers, butterfly note card to make template, Fiskars flower punch

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bright colored tote bag

Finally my mom could quit asking me if I finished the tote bag that goes with the bright colored quilt I made. When I went to put the bag together, I sewed the the strips the wrong direction, it should of went across instead up & down. I think it still came out pretty cute. This is for a 6yr old girl. All fabrics are 100% cotton, I used polyester batting & machine quilted.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter baskets 2011

Instead of buying Easter baskets for my 2 daughters, I decided to buy things they would rather have....such as a new wallet, lip gloss, fingernail polish, Easter bunny animal etc & of course chocolate.


Friday, April 22, 2011

IC281 Baby

This is for today's inspiration which is called Pink Vanilla Boutique. I chose this cute quilted pink & brown backpack.

I used pink cs from Reflections as the base. I then layered with SU chocolate chip cs. I used a medium circle punch on the pink cs, adhered. I used the CB Hound Tooth folder, then used my sewing machine for the actual sewing machine with brown thread. (not perfect that I would have liked, but didn't want to start over either). I cute a strip of pink cs, then used tacky tape so I could put the ribbon on the pink cs. I then made a bow, then used a 2 sticky dots to put the bow on the flat ribbon. I adhered a sticky dot on both sides of the ribbon tails. I then decided it needed a sentiment so I stamped "baby" with brown stazon on the same pink cs then used the medium circle punch. It's raised with a 3D square.

Stamps:Studio G $1 clear stamp
Paper:Reflections pink cs, SU chocolate chip cs
Ink:Brown stazon
Accessories:sewing machine, medium circle punch, tacky tape, ribbon, 3D square, sticky dots, Cuttlebug Hound Tooth folder

Thursday, April 21, 2011

F4A61 Hello

This is for the Free For All challenge which we had to use orange on our cards. The base of the card as well as the layer is GP white cs. I used the CB leaf folder. I also used MS butterfly punches on orange cs. I added white pearls. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Stamps:SU Hedgehog Happiness
Ink:Black stazon
AccessoriesCB leaf folder, MS butterfly punches, pearls
Paper:GP white cs, orange cs

QFTD57 Thinking of You

Congratulations Brenda aka Benzi for being Queen of the Day. I chose you simple punch out CARD.
The base of the card & as well as the layer is GP white cs. I used the MS Butterfly punch (all around the page), I used Target $1 spot glitter dp underneath the punched butterflies. I added a white pearl to each butterfly. I tied a turquoise ribbon to the bottom, added 3 matching flower stickers. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Things I changed: butterfly punch, switch ribbon placement & sentiment

Ink:Black stazon
Accessoriesribbon, MS Butterfly punch (all around the page), pearls, stickers
Paper:GP white cs

Monday, April 18, 2011

TLC321 Hello There

This is for the technique challenge which is called The Same, But Different. Same papers, embellishments but different layout & sentiment.
One card is layered with SU Old Olive cs & the other card is layered with SU chocolate chip cs. The dp's are from G.C.D. Studios. I used the MS border punch on both cards as well as the CB Swiss Dot folder. I used the Sizzix layered flower die cuts using the same cs & dp just interchanged the layers, still using the same papers. The flower is raised with 3D squares. I added medium white pearls to all the corners. On the Olive cs card, the sentiment says "Hi There" & the brown cs card the sentiment says "Hello".

Thanks Holly for challenging technique, it made me think hard on this one. I hope I followed the rules.

Paper:G.C.D. Studios dp's, SU old olive cs, SU chocolate chip cs, GP white cs
Accessories:CB Swiss Dot folder, Sizzix flower die cuts, white pearls, MS border punch, 3D squares, hardware

Sunday, April 17, 2011

FS219 Thoughts of You

Congratulations Sue aka Coffeestamper for being Featured Stamper. I needed to make a sympathy card so I chose your white butterfly sympathy CARD.

I used GP white cs as the base. The 2nd layer is also GP white cs, ran it through the CB Textile folder. I used MM Square punch on the GP white cs, then ran it through the CB textile folder again. I also used a medium circle punch on GP white cs. I used the MS Triple Butterfly punch on peach cs, then ran the butterflies through the CB Swiss Dot folder. I added mini white pearls to the butterflies. I used an oblong punch for the sentiment, then stamped with Brown Stazon & added 2 more mini white pearls to each side. I tied a white organdy ribbon, then used the heat gun on the ribbon to make it crinkly. I couldn't find my sympathy stamp so I chose thinking of you.

Things I changed: butterfly colors, sentiment

Stamps:Studio G $1 Wood Stamp
Ink:Brown Stazon
Accessoriesheat gun, white mini pearls, CB textile folder, CB swiss dot folder, MS triple butterfly punch, organdy ribbon, medium circle punch, MM square punch
Paper:GP white cs, peach cs

Saturday, April 16, 2011

QFTD56 TLC320 Seahorse

Congratulations CarrollAnn for being Queen of the Day. I chose your cute seahorse CARD My best friend had given me several ceramic seahorses before she passed away, I thought this would be perfect to send to her mother whom I still keep in touch with. Her mom always loves my hand made cards.
I used teal textured cs as the base. I drew a circle on light teal cs, cut out then ran it through the CB bubbles folder. I also used the technique punch circle edge using a MS adhesive border strip. I used the CB shell die cut on mustard cs, then embossed it & used the white Signo pen on the shell so you can see it better. Then I used the MS branch punch on lime cs dp. The shell is raised with a 3D square. I used my SU matt stack & pierced 3 rolls of holes along the bottom. I decided to place a whole roll of yellow pearls just above that rather than the ribbon.

Congratulations again.

Things I changed: omitted the ribbon, used ceramic seahorse instead of stamped image & piercing

Papereal textured cs, mustard, lime green dp, light teal cs cs cs
AccessoriesCB Bubbles folder, CB shell die cut & embossing folder, white signo pen, ceramic seahorse button, MS border strips, circle stencil, SU matt stack, piercing tool, 3D square, yellow pearls, MS branch punch

IC280 Dare 2 Dream

This is for today's inspiration challenge called Ace of Cakes. I chose this bird CAKE as my inspiration.

I used GP white cs as the base. I adhered a strip of dark gray cs for the thin layer on the bottom. I cut a strip of gray adhesive cs, ran it through the CB embossing strip folder with the circles (not sure name), then added the white adhesive pearls. I adhered it to the dark gray cs. I stamped the branch with SU Going Gray directly onto the GP white cs. I used several different prima flowers to cover the stamped flowers underneath. I used a SU yo-yo yellow marker to color the little flowers because I didn't have small yellow flowers. I also used the SU yellow marker on the white flowers to add color. I added mini white brads to the centers & 3D dots. I stamped the bird with SU gray ink, colored with the SU yo-yo marker, cut out added diamond dust to the white areas of the bird & he's also raised with a 3D dot. I decided to stamp the sentiment with black stazon after the card was done....hopefully it didn't smear to much.

StampsHampton Arts Clear stamps. TPC Studios clear stamps (Tampons Clairs)
Ink:SU Going Gray
AccessoriesCB border folder strip, prima flowers, mini white brads, adhesive pearls, scissors, 2 way glue, diamond dust, SU markers, 3D dots
PaperGP white cs, dark gray cs, light gray cs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SC328 Hello

This is for today's challenge with lots of layers. I used textured teal cs as the base. I layered with GP white cs, then ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder. I layered again with the teal cs, the SU rose romance. I stamped the branch with black stazon on GP white cs. I ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder, colored with a SU Taken With Teal marker for the leaves. I adhered a paper teal bird from Reflections. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon after I ran it through the CB. I used the MS branch punch on SU old olive cs & again with the teal cs. I added paper flowers that came with the bird.

I had to flip the layout to make my branch fit with the bird.

It's 1:35am & finally I came up with an idea...my goodness.....got to get up in 4.5hrs

StampsHedgehog Happiness (Hello), Hampton Arts Branch stamp
Ink:Black stazon
Papertextured teal cs, GP white cs, SU Rose Romance cs, Jubilee Teal Florals & Butterfly DP
Accessoriespaper flowers, paper bird, SU marker, zots, CB Swiss Dot Folder, MS branch punch

Sunday, April 10, 2011

TLC320 CAS114 Welcome Baby

This is for technique challenge which is scallop punch on a curve & for the CAS challenge to get our inspiration from BABY BIBS.

I had these pre cut Bazzill scallop strips so I decided to try the technique that way, I cut almost to the edge of the scallop, I used tacky tape on the back of the dotted dp after I traced the circle with a stencil. It's not perfect but I like the turn out. I used my sewing machine to do zig zag stitching around the circled edge & the scallop. I stamped the the monkey with black stazon on cream cs, traced another circle & cut out then colored with SU markers. I stamped the tree, colored then cut out & adhered to the cream circle. The sentiment is stamped with black stazon. The base of the card is black bazzill cs & I layered with textured teal cs then ran it through the CB circles folder twice. I added 3 medium red pearls to the top & bottom corners. I also added a red prima flower & adhered a Reflections beaded flower for the center.

I hope this works for both challenges. I was in the middle of making a monkey quilted tote bag & quilt to match & now I have a card to go with it.

StampsStampology Safari Clear Stamps, Studio G $1 sentiment clear stamp
Ink:Black stazon
PaperBlack bazzill cs, textured teal cs, cream cs, DCWV dotted dp
AccessoriesCB circles folder, scissors, sewing machine, bazzill pre-made scallop strips, SU markers, Reflections bead flower, red prima flower, red pearls, tacky tape

FS218 Peach Delight

Congratulations to Becky aka bspinks for being Featured Stamper. I chose You Are My Sunshine CARD as my inspiration.
I used GP white cs as the base, made it a 5X5 card. I used S.E.I. double sided dp as the 1st layer then the again on the flowered layer. I used the CB Floral Screen on GP white cs, then used the MS border punch. I had these paper flowers from Reflections, then used the MS branch punch using the same peachy dp. I stamped the butterfly with the same peachy dp with versa mark, used white embossing powder then heat gun to set. I cut out, then added pearls for the body. It's adhered with sticky zots. (I wish I had a BIG butterfly punch, that's why I went with this idea)

Things I changed: colors, used heat embossing

Stamps:Martha Stewart Butterfly Clear Stamps
Paper:GP white cs, S.E.I. Doubled Sided DP (Big Lots)
Accessoriesheat gun, white embossing powder, CB Floral Screen folder, MS border punch, paper flowers, MS branch punch, pearls, sticky zots, scissors
Ink:Versa Mark

Saturday, April 9, 2011

QFTD55 Happy Easter

Congratulations Harriet for being Queen For The Day. Enjoy your reign. I've always love looking through your gallery & you're always so kind leaving comments on my cards. I chose your simple CAS CARD.

The card base is GP white cs & it's a 5X5 card. I stamped the eggs with versa mark ink, then used Gold embossing powder, then heat gun to set. I colored with SU markers. I also stamped the sentiment with versa mark & used gold embossing powder.

I think my girls got into my gold embossing powder because there were some black specs in the bottle.

Things I changed: image, used embossing & colors

StampsStampendous Decorated Eggs, Studio G $1 sentiment stamp
Ink:Versa mark
Accessoriesheat gun, gold embossing powder, SU markers
Paper:GP white cs

IC279 Country Apple

This is for the Inspiration Challenge to choose from Cox & Cox website. I chose this cute country apple PURSE as my inspiration.
The base of the card is GP white cs. I adhered the same size dotted dp & made a 5X5 to fit my apple better.
I started out by by tracing the apple out of my Debbie Mumm quilt book with tracing paper. I then cut out the pattern, then traced it again on the K&Company dotted dp which had pink dots so I took my white Signo gel pen covered all the dots to make white dots. I used my sewing machine to do zig zag stitching on the apple, leaf & stem in the coordinating colors. The stem is SU Chocolate Chip cs & the leaf is DCWV dp. I used a strip of bazzill red ric rac from Just The Edge
across the top & sewed a straight stitch in the center. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon directly onto the dotted dp.

Stamps:TPC Studio Sewing Cling Stamps
PaperUnknown red dotted dp with white background, K&Company red & pink dotted dp, GP white cs, SU Chocolate Chip cs, DCWV lime dp
Ink:Black stazon
Accessoriessewing machine, thread, bazzill card stock strips ric rac, tracing paper, white Signo gel pen

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

SC327 Sea Wishes

This is for the sketch challenge. I used GP white cs as the base. I layered with mustard cs, then teal textured cs. I ran the teal cs through the CB Bubbles folder. I added a piece of sticky teal mesh. I small coral dp is from Imaginisce which is also layered with the mustard cs. I stamped the fish with black stazon on GP white cs, colored with SU markers, cut out then used a 2way glue & added Diamond Dust. I stamped the coral with SU Baroque Burgundy 4 times, but then only cut out 2 to make it look with 3D with 3D dots. The fish is adhered with a 3D dot. I added light teal rhinestones for the bubbles. I used the CB bubbles frame die cut & embossed folder on mustard cs. The fish panel is also raised with 3D dots. I used a medium oval circle punch on mustard cs, then used a small oval scallop punch on GP white cs. I hand wrote the sentiment with a black fine sharpie pen and added a rhinestone.

I told myself I wasn't going to stay up past midnight tonight, did I? Nope!

StampsFish Frolics, Reflections Feeling Fishy
InkBaroque Burgundy, black stazon
AccessoriesSU markers, CB bubbles folder, CB frame die cut & emboss folder, sticky mesh, scissors, 3D dots, small scallop oval punch, medium oval punch, rhinestones, 2 way glue, Diamond Dust
PaperTeal textured cs, mustard cs, Imaginisce dp, GP white cs

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