So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Patterns in the Sand

This is a seaside challenge...to create a seaside picture. I used GKD lemon drop and ivory cs, dp was from K and Company. I used the Martha Stewart pansy punch and cut out the image with Spellbinders curved rectangles. The stamp is from Stamps Happen. Colored with copics and Sakura glitter pen....added bling, flowers, ribbon and 3 purple hatpins.

Summer Fun

Here are 2 cards that I made for a barbeque picnic party...one is for an invite and the other is for a thank you for helping out. On the invite I used Simply Chic stamps and Crackerbox Palace Stamp on the front for the invite. The cs is GKD red hot, Karen Foster dp Ants on Parade, colored with copics and added some ribbon and white shiny embellishments.

This one is a thank you card...I used GKD Cute As A Bug stamps with ivory, red hot cs, Goodeberry dp, colored with copics, die cut with Spellbinders labels 5 and double ended tags. The inside stamp is a Hero Arts stamp.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Drop Me A Line STVFRILM1

This is for the Free For All Friday Challenge at Stamp tv. Lee gave a recipe to follow ..
2 Embellishments -- I used hemp cord and ladybugs
3 Images -- a Meljens digital design, frog from Judith Stamps and Fishin' Hole from Craft Lounge, Drop Me a Line sentiment from Cracker box Palace doesn't count as an image
4 Colors - Grass Green, Little Boy Blue, Razmataz Berry, Pumpkin Spice cs and it is the same 4 colors in the dp by Nikki Sivils Bella Blue and Oscar Too
5 Layers -- blue, dp, green, white, green
I colored with copics and sakura glitter pens.
I think I got it all! This was a fun challenge and will cost a fortune to mail! :-)

Drop Me A Line


Thinking of You STVMONCT2

This is the Mix It Up Monday Challenge for Stamp TV....Wear your white!  The challenge was to embellish with white...I used a Martha Stewart punch to make a lace edge...SEI dp, Moonrise, with chocolate brown cs from GKD. I added the embellishments of bead bling, pearls, ribbon, 3 white hat pins. I used gkd Vogue Vases stamp set and embossed with white. The vase is paper pieced with dp from SEI.  Then used the spellbinders Peony, Labels 4 and Fancy Tags 2.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Father's Day

This is a Father's Day card for my brother-in-law. Also meets the Challenge at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge...Week 59. I used Kraft cs from GKD, the dp is Scapbook Customs Father and I used the pattern from Cutting Cafe to cut out the shirt and tie and added the pocket and then stamped with Craft Lounge Bear-ly Fishin'. Added a couple of brads to hold down the shirt collar. Also used some Judith stamps with black and hot cocoa Memento ink and colored with copics. The inside is with the 3D layering called Big and Beautiful Line 540B..couldn't find the name of the company. And did the envelope with Judith Stamps too.

Outside shirt

Inside 3D  effect

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Today's Challenges

I did 2 challenges today for Stamp TV. The first one is for Free For All Friday which was to create a scene using at least 3 stamps. I had fun with this one and used the gkd Follow Your Dream stamp set and actually used 6 different stamps (and stamped some more than once) to create this water scene. I then colored it with Copics and used Distress Mustard Seed ink sponged on. The cs was white from gkd and DCMV Lemon Flower dp. The inside are Meljens Digi Designs that I just found online today. They really worked out nicely and I thought made a cute and appropriate inside for this one. Again, colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens.

Inside with digi pictures

The second challenge was for Mix It Up Monday which was to add texture to your card. I used the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder on the Just Peachy cs from gkd.  Stamped the sentiment and the image from gkd Birthday Bash on yellow cs, colored with copics and cut out with Spellbinders Labels 17. The dp is Cosmos Cricket Pixie-Licious. On the inside I used Birthday Crown cupcake phrases by Sizzix to emboss with and colored over with copics. It was stamped with black and cantaloupe Memento ink.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wild and Wonderful Birthday

This is for the Stamp TV Mix it Up Monday Challenge....sewing. I did the sewing along the top. I used gkd Wild at Heart stamps with black memento and silver Clearly Better ink. The cs is gkd white and black with me and My Big Ideas dp, black and white. I used Labels 18 to cut out the image and sentiments. Added some ribbon and bling!

Wild and Wonderful Birthday

Inside sentiment

Golf cards

Today I finished the last of my first commissioned job....making birthday cards. I needed to make some masculine birthday cards and choose to finish up with golfing themes. I was in luck and found some embellishments that were golfing...added in some cut out patterns from Craftuprints and put it together. The Craftuprints had some dp background that would work so printed it out on my computer and then cut it to fit the page.  I used GKD white heavy cs, Hero Arts green cs with the Craftuprints dp. I used Papertrey birthday greetings, Cottage Ivy Memento, Danube Blue Memento and Black Memento ink. Presto!! Cards were done!

 These 2 go together....front

 This is the front...I did a layer effect and used pop up dots in between the lawyers to make them stand out.

Again...did a pop up effect with dots....This is the front..