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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Trails

Hello! Well I just can't stop making cards!! I think I might have an addiction!! Ya think?
This card is the CPS sketch challenge. I used Theresa Momber's stamp set "Out West" by Gina K. Designs. I colored the images with colored pencils and the card stock is from GKD. The DP is from Jo Anns and the button is Basic Grey. Nestabilities for the main image.

Hope you are having a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some Challenge Cards

Hi! I'm back! I thought I would share some more challenges I did this last week and didn't get them posted on my blog.
This first one is for Melissa's sketch challenge at STV. The images are from GKD "Spring has Sprung". Card stock is GKD and the DP is Basic Grey. I colored with copic's and black and white gel pen. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to reverse the image.

This is for Linda's blast from the past challenge Button -n-Bow . To use an different kind of button on our bow. Images are from GKD " Beach Bum" and " Quite a Catch". Card stock is GKD and the DP is Basic Grey. The button is from Ben Franklins and the ribbon from my stash. Colored with copic's.

For my last card I did this for Brenda's Inspiration challenge. The stamp images here are from Nina Brackett's " Nana's Needlework" by GKD as is the card stock DP and ribbon. I used copic's.

Hope things are all well with you all!

Flower Garden

Good morning! My card today is for the challenge Joan from "Joan's Gardens" has to make a card with florals DP and to use M.S. corner and border punches on our card.
I used "Crafty Secrets image and Webster pages for my DP. I'm really loving those Webster Pages!. This was a really fast and easy card to make. Hope you like it.

Hope your day is fun filled and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Beacon of Hope

Hello! I have card here for the troops. May a beacon of hope show them safely home!
The fourth of July is almost here and in honor of the troops, JustRite Stampers has a challenge to do a sketch and make it Red, White and Blue. I used JustRite stamp set "By the Sea".
I used Spellbinders and copic's. Card stock is by Gina K. Designs.

I know it is early but "Happy Fourth of July"!
Hope you have a good day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunflowers Times Three

Hello! Happy Saturday, yesterday I got an order from Mark's Finest Papers and I was itching to ink them up, so my card today is for Vicki's challenge over at Speedy the Cats challenge. To make a card using three flowers on our card. I used "Blackberries,Sunflowers and Bees" by MFP.
The sunflower is a little large for three of them on a standard card. So I stamped three images using a mask and then scaned it in my PC and reduced the size to 70% and I colored them with Prismacolored pencils and then cut out the image. Card stock is SU and DP is Basic Grey and Webster's Pages.

I was really pleased with how it turned out and LOVE that set!! The challenge just started, so if you are interested to joining the fun and a chance to win a free stamp set you can find it here.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hello Friend!

Hello all my stamping friends! My card today is for Melissa's sketch challenge over at Stamp TV.
I just love this adorable little duck. I didn't make it for anyone at this time, just wanted to color that duck. So I left off a sentiment but I can add one later . The stamp set I used is from Rupa Shevde " Spring has Sprung" by Gina K. Designs. The image and water was colored with copic's and I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to do the reverse image. Card stock is by Gina K. Designs and DP is Basic Grey.

My DH and I just got back from a walk and the weather is perfect. Now I need to clean that kitchen:((
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Some Photo's and a Card

Hello! I'm back with another post. This card is for the inspiration challenge Brenda has over at Stamp TV. The stamp set is from Theresa Momber newest set "Hope Grows" by Gina K. Designs. I used DP from Webster's pages and cut it down leaving the fountain image at the bottom then I sponged around the edges and stamped the leaves and flowers using memento ink. A real easy and fast card.

Now for some photo's , this morning I got my coffee and looked out on the back porch and here she slept in my chair and she must have been really sleepy because she didn't want to wake up. So I snapped these photo's off through the glass.

It was really awesome but I don't her sleeping on the porch, so DH is going to build a gate and see if that helps. Have a good one.

Thank you Cards

Good morning! I've been really busy lately now that the weather has gotten nice we have been trying to get caught up on our yard!! I did a couple of cards for some really talented girls over at STV. They brought us some really fun challenges over the last three months. Here are 2 of the ones I made. One of Tina's color challenge was Ocean mist (or a light blue) and tan. I used "Turquoise Sea and Kraft by GKD. The stamp set is by Gina K.Designs" Enjoy the Sunshine" stamp kit.

This is a card I made for Vicki she did the sketch challenge and they were just awesome and fun. The stamp set is from Theresa Momber's set " Hope Grows" by Gina K. Designs.

My thanks to the retiring challegnes Hostesses. Vicki, Sharri, Tina and Karen.

The DT and some others did a hop for them last night and you can see the a thread on STV where we could post our thanks yous!!
Other supplies used:
Card stock is by Gina K. Designs
Memento ink
Prisma pencils
DP is Basic Grey
Cuttlebug folder

I will be back later as I have some photo's I want to share with you. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Best Friends

Hi there! I'm getting down to wire on this one. This card is for Vicki's challenge over at Speedy the cat challenge. To make a background. I decided to do one that Gina over at Stamp TV did on a tutorial a few weeks back. It is called Recessed Diamond Background and you can find it here.
The stamp set I used is from the newly released set "More Speedy the Cat Friends" by Mark's Finest Papers. I also did this for Ways to use it over at SCS. To use ribbon on our card. I tried to make the ribbon look more look a collar for a lovable pet.

I colored the dog with prisma pencils and OMS. The hearts are cut out using nestabilities. Card stock is by Gina K. Designs.
Got to run, thanks for stopping by my blog

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Just Rite Flowers

Hello! My card today is for a challenge Joan has over at Joan's Gardens. This is her first challenge and I didn't want to miss it. Her challenge is to use JustRite flower stamp and to make a Green, Pink and Yellow card.

Stamp: Plant a little love by JustRite. Sentiment is by SU
Card stock: SU and Gina K. Designs
Designer paper: Basic Grey
Accessories: Little gold beads, copic's, punch and Nestabilities

The weather here is just lovely and hope your day is too! Thanks for coming by.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flower Luminary

Good Monday morning!! Hope your weekend was good. The Luminary I made here is for Linda's Blast from the Past challenge over at Stamp TV. To use colored pencils and OMS. I used Prisma colored Pencils. The image is from Theresa Momber's stamp set " Sending Sunshine" by Gina K. Designs. I thought I would show you a few different views of it.
This view is of it sitting on a Febreze freshener lite.

This is with no light except daylight

This is using one of the flame-less lights, I got at the dollar store.

In my last view is a shot of how it looks on the inside.

The supplies: Nestabilities oval, light green vellum and the DP is from Michael's.
If you want the dimensions for thi,s just let me know.

Hope you have a good one and thanks for for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Growing Miracles

Hello! My card making has speed-ed up!! Have you noticed? This card is for Carla's color challenge over at Stamp TV, to use green, pink and orange. The DP from Basic Grey had all the colors I needed and I went from there. The card stock is Gina K. Design pure luxury. The stamps are from Theresa Momber new set "Hope Grows" by GKD and the flowers are from Gina Stamp TV kit " Enjoy the Sunshine".

Hope your day is good and you get to stamp!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sittin Pretty!

Hello! As most of you know, I love cats so I have really enjoyed playing this lovely set from "Mark's Finest Paper's". This for Speedy's challenge to use buttons and bows on our card. I thought she would look perfect on a window sill.

Here is a closeup view of the kitty

You can find the challenge here.
Hope your day is great! and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Butterflies and Shaving Cream

Hello! I'm real excited to show you this card. A challenge Linda has over at Stamp TV is to do the Shaving Cream technique on our card. I used Theresa Momber's new stamp set "Hope Grows" by Gina K.Designs. I just love this beautiful set. I stamped the butterfly right on the the paper after using the shaving cream. For the smaller butterfly I colored and cut it cut using only one side of the wings.

The card stock is by Gina K. Designs and the DP is Webster's pages and I got them at Joan's Gardens. I also used black beads and nestabilitie Label 6 .

The weather has turned nice and we are going for a walk. Have a great day, back later for another post. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Birthday Card

Hi stampers!! I have a challenge card for Isabella's challenge. The challenge is a Black and White card with a twist, to color the main image, using one of Isabella images. If you don't have any of her images, she has this freebie that I used here. Some beautiful grapes!! I colored them with colored pencils and OMS. The DP is Websters pages.

I had a wonderful weekend, I got to visit with my girls and grand kids. My grand daughter graduated from high school. Wow! Where did the time go??

Well, I hope this weeks goes well with you all! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's a Jungle out There!

Good Morning!! The card today is for Carla's color challenge over at Stamp TV. We are to use Brown, Green and Ivory. The owl image here is from Theresa Momber's beautiful new stamp set "Hope Grows" by Gina K. Designs. The background stamps I used are from Gina's set " Picture it! The background is inspired by Theresa.

The card stock is is Gina K. Designs. I also used copic's, memento and scor-pal.
Hope your day is good and thanks for stopping by

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Love, Hope and Dream

Hello! My card today is for Brenda's inspiration challenge over at Stamp TV. I was inspired by the colors and the flowers. I used the rose ( one of my very favorite image) from Melanie Muenchinger set "A Year of Flowers" by Gina K. Designs. The image is colored with copic's. That beautiful DP is from Gina K. Designs as is the card stock. The punch is EK.

More rain for the next few days and then Summer!! Says our weatherman!! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Best Friend!

Hellooooooo! Back with another challenge card! I'm on a roll and sticking with it!! LOL.
This card is for Speedy the Cat's challenge hosted by Vicki over at Mark's Finest Papers.
We are to do card with a silhouette. I have been wanting to make a card using this adorable image from a set I won. So I stamped the image and colored him in with a very dark grey , C7 in copic's. I then stamped it again and cut it out and placed him right over his image making a nice shadow silhouette.

Here is a closer view of this cutie.

Hope you enjoy the rest your day and thanks for stopping by

A Christmas Card!

Hello! My card for today is for JustRite stamps sketch challenge. I saw this challenge at Selma's blog and decided to play and as I only have one JustRite stamp set, a Christmas set. I thought, why not?
Never too late to start on those Christmas cards!!

Some supplies I used:
JustRite stamp using the 2 3/8 block
Copic's for my image
Basic Grey DP
M.S. Punch
Corner rounder
Cuttlebug folder
GKD card stock

If you want to check out this challenge you can find it here.

Hope you have a sunny day and thanks for visiting my place.