Saturday, January 24, 2015



I  must say I had a lot of fun 'copying'  Theresa Momber's original creation, seen HERE. She has remarkable step by step tutorials which I utilize all the time.  She has a smart way with shading, sponging and coloring, if you're ever in doubt I suggest you check out her blog!

My card will be entered into the Mod Squad Blog, to CASE someone, and at the Stamp TV Challenge, It's Ovalerly Easy, to use an oval somewhere on your project.

My card uses the Stamp TV stamp set, Birds and Blossoms!  This is an older set, but truly a classic.  Beautiful images to create and color.  Theresa's post is now 2 years old, yet remains timeless! 

I didn't have the exact same products, so I switched out the Grand Decorative Ovals die for Spellbinders Beaded Oval die,  several different Copic Marker colors and I did not have the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A Frames so I just used my Scor Pal and scored several lines to create my frame.  I also used the Spellbinders Classic Oval die.  A lovely flourish of adhesive rhinestones and the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Sweet Roses

Good Afternoon!

Another's great to be back in the craft room for sure!

Today's card will be entered into the MFT Sketch Challenge.

I used the stamp and die set from MFT, Sweet Roses, which I colored with Copic MarkersSpellbinders Beaded and Classic Oval dies, MFT Dotted Scallop Border and Wavy Edge DiesDesigner Paper is by My Mind's Eye, Mabel Papers.   Ribbon.
Quite a simple card and one that will not need extra postage......gotta love that!
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Three Panel Card

Good Morning!

Today's creation will be entered into the Challenge at PTI, 3 Panel Cards and the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Have A Heart.

I used the PTI stamp sets, Love & Marriage and Uncorked, as well as the Uncorked die set.   The original card stock size is 4.25 x 11 inches.  I scored each end at the 3 inch mark to create the tri-fold.  Ashely has an easy to follow video HERE.    Adhesive rhinestones, a couple of cut out hearts, bead and twine for accents and closure.  I also rounded the corners.

Here it is fully opened:

I loved making all of those wine bottles, quite fun! 

A flourish of adhesive rhinestones.  The last panel I left blank so I can write my message there.  A super happy celebration card!
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Thursday, January 22, 2015


Good Afternoon!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Monday, Winter.  I must say I am not a true fan of winter, BUT I do like all the wintry stamp sets.

I placed a nice order from PTI before vacation and my stamps and dies were waiting for me when I returned home and now I feel healthy enough to play, thank goodness!  This is a Papertrey Ink set, Through The Trees.  I have always loved the look of this tree line and the fact that you can make them Birch Trees as well, just by changing ink color.  And then the addition of the birds, I of course, chose to make them Red Cardinals, my most favorites!  I added some chunky glitter to mimic the snow.  It sparkles and shines like when you wake up on a crisp winter morn and a blanket of white covers your yard.  (it always sounds so much nicer than it is in real life--or at least that's how I feel!)
I added a bit of bright red ribbon and 5 enamel brads.  On the inside I used an MFT die, Open Bracket Border.
This is also one of my new favorite sentiments.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Teal & Purple

Hello!  I must say it has been a very long time since I crafted, too long. Yesterday's card just needed a finishing touch ribbon added, the work was done prior to my vacation.  I am happy to be back in my craft room, it's a very happy place to be!

Today's card is done in the nick of time, for the Mod Squad Challenge, Teal & Purple.

I used Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set, Buds & Vases, by Gina K Designs.  This is an older set, but one I grab all the time. The images are timeless and can be used for so many occasions.  Images colored with Copic Markers.  The rose buds and jar are fussy cut out, which adds a bit of depth to the card.  The dies are from MFT, Vertical Greetings and Vertical Frame.  A little tag for the sentiment, a bit of twine and enamel dots for accents. 
Phew!  I can't believe I got this done in time.....and it actually started out as a baby card before becoming this rustic jar of roses. Funny!
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Inky Backgrounds

Good Afternoon!

What a crazy couple of weeks!!!  Hubby was so kind and stole me away to Aruba for a was fantastic!  Plus we missed  -4 degree temps while away.....Perfect!  Then when we got back I got that awful Flu that is going around, it's not good.....this is day 6, I do feel better and then.....I don't.  It's hard to describe.  If you can avoid it, please do!  I am just happy that I wasn't sick while away, that would have been horrible to say the least. Eek!

Anyways, home and on the mend, back to work tomorrow, hopefully!

Today's card will be entered into the Stamp TV January Release Party Challenge, to color with a sponge and the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Inky Backgrounds.

This card uses the Retiform Technique, and Gina has an awesome Video HERE.  I have used this technique before, actually with this same stamp set, Stamper's Favorites, as she has done as well.  It really is fun and comes out so nicely.  So grab some post-its and give it a try!   I've used Pure Luxury, Turquoise Sea card stock as my base and the 2 sponged inks are Pear Pizzazz and Bermuda Bay, stamped images are in Always Artichoke all by Stampin' Up! The only accent is the shear blue Organdy ribbon.  I really enjoyed this technique.

May 2015 be kind to you all!

Go Patriots!!!

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lovely Day

Good Afternoon! 

This card will be entered into the Challenge at My Favorite Things, Sketch and at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

I used the MFT stamp and die set, Sweet Roses, and dies from Blueprint #12 and on the inside I used the Wavy Edge die.  A simple card, but my Mom can send it to her sister for her birthday, so it doesn't need any extra postage.....gotta love that!   The Designer Paper is by My Mind's Eye, Blush.   Stampin' Up! Ink in Cherry Cobbler and some pink Copic Markers to color the top rose.  3D foam square to add dimension for the rose and some dotted Vellum for the sentiment, and a bit of paper piercing in the top left corner, it totally needed something!  Easy Peasey! 
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