Friday, March 20, 2009

Think Spring!

We are patiently awaiting for Spring to arrive here in New England! Temperatures are slowly heading in the right direction and we've had a bit of rain instead of snow over the last couple of days, so we're off to a good start!

This week's Blogger's Challenge is called, "Think Spring". The perfect opportunity to try out my new Cheep Talk set from Stampin' Up. The branch is colored with Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip markers, and the sweet, chubby bird is stamped in Pacific Point ink. I then cut the branch and birdie out and used Dimensionals to adhere it to a circular piece of paper from the Delicate Dots pack. The celery layer of patterned paper is from Imaginisce and the two rectangles of Pacific Point are from the Patterns Designer Series Pack. I added some paper piercing, but the card still needed something more, so I added a white Hero Arts button. That wasn't quite enough, so to balance out all of the color, I knotted a piece of Pacific Point ribbon and glued it to the button. I'm happy with the way it finishes off the card. The design is a variation of one of the sketches from Paper Crafts magazine. I turned the sketch on it's side and changed the placement of the sentiment and the accents.

Are you in the mood for some more Spring creations? I kind of thought that you would! Just click here to see what the other ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group came up with. I do hope that Spring is in the air in your neck of the woods. Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's All About Texture!

This week's Challenge from the Blogger's Challenge group is all about the the texture we can add to our creations. Whether it be Stampin' Up Texture Plates or Cuttlebug Embossing Folders or anything else that you may have to achieve this look. I used my Textile Embossing Folder with a piece of Brushed Silver in my 'Bug. I also tried to get a little bit more of a textured look by stamping my hearts (Stampin' Up Gentler Times set) with Craft Ink and then embossing them. I then cut them out and added them to the Elegant Eggplant layer. The little tag sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Cute Converse set. It was stamped in Elegant Eggplant onto the silver and then I tied it to the silver and lilac organdy with a piece of silver cording. One engagement card complete! To check out what the other Ladies in the group have come up with, just click here. I hope that you have a Happy Friday! Thanks so much for visiting with me today...Toodles! :D

Friday, March 6, 2009

Simply Said

Happy Friday! For this week's Blogger's Challenge, Lisa asked us to use Sage Shadow, Brown, and a neutral. I pulled out an oldie, but goodie set from Stampin' Up called Simply Said. It's still in the current catty, but it has been around for awhile. It's one of my favorites! My flower image is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White. I stamped the Linen background onto the Sage Shadow panel and then the sentiment in Chocolate Chip. Then I added a little bit of faux stitching in each corner. The strip of Chocolate Chip has a row of faux stitching on the top and bottom and a piece of May Arts Polka Dot ribbon tied to it. I finished the card off with a little bit of sponging and a tiny bit of Star Dust Stickles.

For more inspiration with this beautiful color combination, just click here. I'm sure you'll like what the other ladies have come up with! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

That Fuzzy Feeling!

The challenge over on the High Hopes blog this past Sunday was "That Fuzzy Feeling". Basically, use something fuzzy on your creation. That was a bit of a challenge for me! I don't have any velvet, fibers, flock or any other fuzzy do-dads! So...I improvised. I searched the house and found some white felt. Then I went through my Cuttlebug dies and found this little flower type design, ran the two through my 'Bug and then BINGO...I've got "That Fuzzy Feeling"!

My sweet, forgetful elephant is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and she's colored up with my Prismas and then cut out with my Nesties. I paired her up with some retired designer paper from Stampin' Up and some Pixie Pink card stock. A few brads and some faux stitching finish up my creation.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and thank you for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D

Monday, March 2, 2009

Three Clovers Challenge!!

Wow! Two posts in one day!! That has never happened around here! I took advantage of my snow day and made a card for another challenge that I wanted to participate in. My friend Kerry over at Three Clovers Designs started doing a Thursday challenge on her blog. I know, I is Monday, but I still wanted to play! Her challenge on this past Thursday was to use Brown, Blue, and Buttons, so here's my creation. Except for the button (American Crafts) and the ribbons (May Arts), all of the materials are from Stampin' Up. I chose the Blooming With Love set and I paired that up with Chocolate Chip card stock and some retired Petal Patch papers. My image is colored with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (Light Cerulean Blue, Sienna Brown, and just a touch of Olive Green) and blended with Low Odor Mineral Spirits. I'm so happy with how this all came together, and now I have a Mother's Day card for my stash! Thanks for a terrific challenge Kerry and thanks so much for stopping by again...Toodles! :D

Another Snow Day!

We ended up getting close to the foot of snow that they predicted, so we didn't have school today! No school means a little extra stamping time! I made this card for Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch. She has such wonderful sketches. I just discovered these a few weeks ago and I think I'm going to have to go back and check out all of the others. All of my materials are from Stampin' Up. Ellie is from the Happy Heart Day set and the sentiment is from the Trendy Trees set with some piercing on either side. I used Pretty in Pink for the card base and the pink patterned paper is from the retired pack, Petals and Paisley. Pacific Point ribbon is tied around this layer and makes the bow at the top. I used my Nesties with a little bit of piercing for the scalloped square of Pacific Point. The other designer paper piece is from the Pacific Point Patterns DSP. A little bit of Star Dust Stickles on the hearts completes my card. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your Monday...Toodles! :D

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thanks to Trendy Trees!

Happy Sunday evening to you! I have a fallish looking card to share on a snowy! Between this eveing and tomorrow, my area should receive a foot or more of the fluffy stuff...YES!! I think that it's so pretty and it will be fun to get another snowman made this season.

I made this card for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration (Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Old Olive, and Brocade Blue) and for this past Monday's Mojo Sketch #75. I love these colors and this is such a fun layout, I couldn't resist giving them both a try! I went with Stampin' Up's new Trendy Trees set (I can't seem to use this set without making rolling hills for the sweet little and their retired set, Circle of Friendship. The Chocolate Chip patterned paper is from the Bella Rose DSP pack and the Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie patterned papers are from retired packs that I have. The sketch called for a row of circles (Making Memories brads) and then I added a tiny bit of faux stitching and paper piercing.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If it is wintery in your neck of the woods, I hope that you are warm and cozy...Toodles! :D