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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Couple of Challenges

Hiya, Here is a card I made for my mom's birthday and for a couple of of challenges.
My mom loves flowers and plants and has a really green thumb, I didn't get that from her, so I will just have to color them on paper.
This week Brenda is hosting the "Free for All Friday Challenge" over at Stamp TV. Use a flower stamp and two different shapes on our card.
Also entering this in Joan's challenge over at Joan's Gardens. To make a standard size Birthday card with pink, green and some purple. Distressed edges and some piercing.

My piercing and distressing didn't show up very well, so here a closer view. Still didn't show that well, I guess it is the dark color against the lighter back ground.

The images is from Gina's stamp set "Seeds of Kindness" and the sentiment is from Theresa's set " Mountain Wilderness" both from Gina K. Designs.
I colored the image with Copic's, the DP and card stock is Gina K. Designs. The die are Spellbinders.
Hope your day is going well and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #153

Hey there! This week we finally got a good snowfall and it is so beautiful and cold. Not lasting long as it has warmed up and now raining, strange weather this year. Well now you know the inspiration for this card. I made it for the Timeless Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes. Cindy is hostess this week and has ask us to make a Center Step Card. A first for me but it was fun and I will be making more of these. I just love this winter scene, the images and keyhole die are from Flourishes. I colored the images with Copic's. The DP is DCWV.

Here it is from the side.

I'm cooking chicken tonight so I better get with it. Thanks so much for stopping in.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Hi, yesterday over at Joan's Garden she had a video on adding glitter using a Memory Box Die. After watching it I just had to play around with this technique. I didn't have the heart die but had recently gotten some Cheery Lynn dies, "Polynesian Sails Oval" and "Lace Rose and Flourishes" from Joan. I used only the rose portion of Rose die. Following his instructions I applied it to a piece of clear plastic. I cut out two of the oval die and glued them together with the plastic sandwiched in between. Here is the front, I'm holding it up against the wall, as I had a hard time getting a photo with the plastic reflecting the light .

This is how it looks on the back side

Joan has some awesome video's on using die's that I have been finding helpful. The photo doesn't show how really reflective the glitter is so it is much prettier in RL looks like a stained-glass suncatcher.
Had fun playing around with this instead of house work!! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Joan's Challenge

Hi there, now this is where I want to be!! This beautiful image is from Heartfelt Creations " HCPC3355" , it relaxes me just looking at it.
I made this for Joan's challenge to make a window card. Well any excuse to use my new window die!!! The die is "Grand Madison Window" I got it at Joan's Gardens.

Here are the requirements if you would like to join in the fun.
  • Use a door or window or something similar
  • Use an out door type of stamp
  • Use a flourish
  • Use either an embossing folder or embossing powder
I used the candy cane folder for my embossing, I was trying to make it look like a chair-rail, but not so sure about it. The flourish is a Cheery Lynn Lace rose and flourish. I just used part of it.
Most of the supplies for this card came from Joan's Garden.
Well time to go, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A box of chocolate

Hi there, sorry haven't been around much I have been fighting a cold or something. But it seems to be getting much better. Today I made this box for a Timeess Tuesday #152 challenge over at Flourishes. To make a box or treat holder for Valentine treats. I didn't do hearts or flowers. This time I went with LOVE BIRDS!! Yep they are in love! I recently won this set and the Keyhole die from Flourishes and I love this sweet set. The box is empty as I need to get to the store, but I think I will put some Dove chocolate in there.

Here is a side view.

and this is the inside and as you can see it's empty, drats I could use some chocolate!

The stamp set is "Snow Wonderful" by Flourishes. I got the instruction for the box from Technique Junkies. It calls for the Top Note die, I didn't have that so went with Spellbinders.
I colored the birds with Prisma Pencils and sponged with Mementos. Not sure where the DP came from. The card stock is GKD.
Have a good night and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Flowers For You!

Hi, hope you all are well and keeping warm. Winter is suppose to finally be getting here, we really do need the rain and the snow.

I'm entering this card in the Mix it up Monday challenge on Stamp TV. To create a a Valentine card.
Also entering the challenge over at Joan's Garden.
  • Create a Valentine in "non-traditional" colors
  • Use some kind of lace
  • Use a flower - rose if possible
  • Use a key - optional
The roses were colored with Copic's and card stock is GKD. The DP is Prima. The images are from "Holiday Basket" by Gina K. Designs.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Looking out my Window

Hi again , I meant to post this earlier but I totally forgot!! I made another window card (I so love this die). This one is for Lee's challenge over at Stamp TV. It is a inspiration challenge from her Pinterest page on Facebook. This challenge just started if you are interested in winning a bag of stamps from Gina K. Designs. I was inspired by a photo looking out a window. In this case I made it look out on a lake near here, "Whiskeytown Lake".
The stamps I used are from Theresa's set "By The Sea" and Life is Good" both sets are Gina K. Designs.
The window die is "Grand Madison by Poppystamps. I received this as part of my recent win over at Joan's Gardens. I just love this die so many things I can do with and I have tons of ideas.
I colored the image with Copic's and sponged the back ground with Mementos.

I'm off to make another card for this week's challenge at Joan's Garden, who knows maybe I will win again!!! Take care and thanks for stopping by.

Timeless Challenge

Hello, here is a challenge card I made for the Timeless Tuesday over at Flourishes. Tammy gave us a inspiration photo, shown here. We still have lemons hanging from the trees in the valley and it must have been a good year for them!! I took my inspiration from the shape of the topiary.
The images are from Flourishes " Life, Love and Lemons"

Here is my card, I colored it with Copic's, Basic Grey DP and GKD card stock. The dies are Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Welcome to Stamp TV's CSS Alumni Sketch Blog Hop for January.
You should have arrived here from the so very creative Cheri.
The images I used are "By the Sea" and " Gifts from the Sea" by GINA K. DESIGNS. Colored with Copic's and card stock pure luxury 120lb by GKD.

You will want to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (January 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!
The next stop ON THE HOP is the ever so talented JOY If you came here without stopping, you can start at STAMP TV.
Hope you enjoy the hop and GOOD LUCK! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Post-it Note Holder Challenge

Hi, I have another post to share, this one is for Jennie's challenge over at STV. Make a post-it holder.
The images are by Gina's "Autumn Leaves" and Theresa's "Dogwood and Butterfly" both are Gina K. Designs. I colored them with Copic's and Card stock is also by Gina K.

Here is another view..

I'll be back tomorrow for the STV CSS Alumni Blog Hop, hope you will be able to join us.
Have a great night.

A Winter Scene Card

Hi, here is a card I made for a couple of challenges.
At the Cuttlebug Spot this week challenge is to make a winter scene with some texture ( like button, ribbon or felt). I added some bakers twine.
I'm also entering this in "Create a Scene" over at Craft a Scene, any kind of scene.

The stamps are by Heartfelt Creations " Cosy Winter Days".
The DP is Basic Grey and colored with Copic's and Memento. M.S. Punch.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hearts and Flowers

Good Morning!! I have another card for a couple of challenges.
The roses are from Melanie's stamp set "Holiday Basket" and the vase is from Theresa's set "Vogue Vases" both are from Gina K. Designs.Colored with Copic's and card stock is GKD and DP is Basic Grey.

Here is a close-up .

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #1:
  • Make a card and/or tag using some kind of hearts
  • Use any kind of embellishments
  • Use, pink or red with white
  • Do some kind of embossing
You will have until next Thursday (January 12) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #1 challenge and will be announced Friday December 13. This winner will win a some embellishments. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift
You could win!! I did!! I sure had a lot of fun shopping !!

The other challenge I entered is the Mix it up Monday challenge over at Stamp TV.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blinging it Up!

Hiya stampers! Hope the new year has started off great for you.
All I had on my wish list for Christmas was stamp related items. So you will be seeing some new fun things.
Today my card is for the "Bring back beautiful challenge over at Flourishes, Bling it UP". I just got this gorgeous set and couldn't wait to ink it up!! My pears relect the color of the pears I have been seeing around here, they don't have very many leaves on them but this is the color of them. They do look a little strange on the trees with just a few leaves and a ton of pears. I'm sure they are a beacon to the deer.
I colored the images with Copic's and the stamps are "Pears" by Flourishes.

Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Did someone say Fish?

Hi I'm back with another post! This one is for the Featured Stamper Challenge over at SCS. Today is "LunarLana , she has a awesome gallery and here is the one I decided to case.
Campground Fishin
The things I changed is the stamp set and the DP.
The bear is from the newly released set from Theresa Momber "Mountain Wilderness" and I also used the sign image from "Happy Camper" both are by Gina K. Designs. I wrote the "Fishin Hole" in the sign to keep with the theme of her card.

Off to clean the mess I made!! Thanks for stopping by.

A New Year!

Good morning and Happy New Year!!!
Time for new beginnings and new hope for the coming year. I wanted to share this card I made for Donna's new release challenge over at Stamp TV. To make a stamped a background.
For my card I used Theresa Momber's just released set "Mountain Wilderness" by Gina K. Designs.
I just love this set and goes so well with many of her other sets. I see quail all the time but the best time is when they have all their baby's, they are so cute!!!!

I'm not making any new year resolutions, but do hope to try to do better at cleaning my stamping area. Don't really think it will happen, but there is always HOPE!

Happy New Year, my friends and thanks for stopping by.