Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MWT-Color Challenge

White on White is our color challenge over at Stars & Stamps this week. I made up this card to meet the challenge.
The card stock, ribbon, and sentiment are all by SU!.  I bought the gems at my LSS and the embossing folder is by Darcy.  Pretty Simple today.  Off to start some making and baking.  Oh Fun .  I love cooking a Thanksgiving Dinner.  I would like to wish all of you who celebrate the Happiest, Healthiest Thanksgiving.  I am very thankful for a lot of things, the friends I've made here in Blogland are among my many blessings.  So thank you to all of you who take a peek or leave a comment.  I appreciate all of you.  See you soon.

Monday, November 25, 2013

HM&FMC #158 Mid Week

I'm here today with another card for our "My Favorite Things challenge over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. The words to the song, My Favorite Things, are displayed on our site found here.   This week I used the line "Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String".  This little mouse is really using some nice ribbon but we'll pretend it is colored string.
 This image is titled Gifts To Tie.  After coloring the image I sponged around the image and also ran my Uniball gold pen around the inside of the die before I removed the image from it.  I got a little carried away with my gold pen as you can see I ran it around the edges of all my panels.  Sentiment is by SU and cut out with punches and SB dies.  A few pearls added here and there and I called this one complete.  There are so many wonderful "things"  in the song you could incorporate into you House Mouse card so why don't you head on over there and join in on the fun.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by for a peek.
See you again soon.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

S & S Sketch #200

Well it's the 200th Sketch over OWH's Stars and Stamps Blog found here. That's a lot of challenges. Here is my entry for this week.

Here is the sketch for this week.
This is a Penny Black image colored with Copic Markers.  The Sentiment is by A Muse. Card stock and butterfly by SU!.  I used the Swiss Dot and the Square Lattice embossing folders and a Multi-liner pen to dot around the sentiment.  The patterned paper is from Christmas Tree Shop.  Gotta run, lots planned for this very cold, windy day.  Today is a "stay in your pj's day", but it did not work out for me that way.  boohoo.  Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a great day (warmer than mine).  See you soon.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Outlawz Friday Challenge

I am here today to post a card I made for The Outlawz Friday Alcohol Markers Challenge.  The title of this challenge is Universal Children's Day which means they would like us to make a child's card - any occasion.  I picked this darling image from Stamp Fairy Digi Stamps and colored it with Copics.
I am working way ahead of schedule for OWH's spring time cards.  I didn't necessarily want to use an Easter sentiment so I thought this one was cute.  The sentiment is by Art Impressions and given to me by a friend just this week.  I've cut out and matted the image with SB dies.  I had a sheet of shinny stickers so I added them to the focal image.  I just added the Gable Green vertical stripe and mounted it all on some paper from the Christmas Tree Shop.  The card base and scalloped die and SU's Elegant Eggplant.  I think I will make another one of these and send it in to Cards For Hospitalized Kids.   
I wish you all a great night and a fun filled upcoming weekend.  

Monday, November 18, 2013

HMFMC #158 My Favorite Things

Good Monday Morning to all my blogger friends out there. I have an announcement I'd like to share with you today.  This is my first Monday as a member of the design team for
This is such a honor for me to be on a design team working with such a nice group of people as well as working with stamps/images that I dearly love.  This week our theme was picked by our Teamie, Sue Kment.

This challenge is inspired by the song My Favorite Things!

You can read the lyrics below and use them for your inspiration

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad
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Here is my card for today.  

 I went with the song line Raindrop on Roses hoping that Poppies are close enough.
This image is titled Special Delivery by Stampabilities and I colored it with Copics.  I sponged some very light (maybe too light) blue along the top for my sky and added Liquid Pearls for the raindrops. The sentiment is also by Stampabilities.  The designer paper is retired SU! and flower was made up with  MB dies with a yellow brad.  My last step was to add some silver dimensional stickers by Jolee.  I had a so much fun making this card.   

Please stop by House Mouse & Friends to see what all the design team members have to offer you in the way of inspiration.     Thanks for taking a peek here today and I wish you all a fabulous Monday.  

Friday, November 15, 2013

Outlawz Friday Challenge

Hi Blogger Friends, This card I am sharing with you tonight was made for the Friday Alcohol Markers Challenge over at Outlawz  .  We were challenged to make a "Thanks or Thanksgiving" card.  Here is what I came up with.
The image is by Stitchy Bear and I colored it with Copics then cut it out with SB dies.   The background paper is a piece I had in my stash that I have been hoarding because of I love the bright vibrant colors in it.  But it is high time I let the rest of the world appreciate it also.  If I had had more of it I would have make a larger card just so you could see more of it. The brown checkered paper is by Gina K .  The sentiment is by SU! and it is cut out with SU's Word Window punch as well as their Modern Label punch.  I added some gems from JoAnns that I have also hoarded for years.  I wish you all a fabulous upcoming weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Midweek Throwdown - Dry Embossing

This week over at OWH the midweek throwdown is dry embossing. Here is my entry
This one went together rather quickly.  The grey strip of paper was sitting on my desk so I thought of doing a masculine card and went from there. The designer paper was in my stash.   I embossed the black panel with a chevron e/f and the grey panel with the Swiss Dot folder to play off the paper.  I just received the Memory Box "hello" die in yesterday so I thought I'd try that out right away.  I do love that die.  It cuts beautifully and I really like the font.  I chomped one top corner and added to two different sized silver dots and this one was done.  Thanks for visiting today.    See you tomorrow

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SOS #127

Hello - This card is about as simple as you can get.   This is for the challenge over at Shopping Our  Stash  this week.  They would like us to use something already on our desk.  Here is what I did.

Yesterday I cleaned my desk and the only thing on left on it was this little heart I had made for another card a while ago and it just didn't look right to me so I took it off and it has been sitting on my desk ( well actually it was glued to my lamp so I hope that counts)  for about 10 days now so Thank You SOS for giving me a reason to use it.  I just partially embossed a piece of white card stock with a Swiss Dot embossing folder and then added a piece of ribbon that I had left over from some other Christmas card and added my heart sentiment,which was made from a 2 part Creative Memories punch and the sentiment is by SU!.  I think that punch was the very first one I ever purchased.  I've used it so much it's a wonder it still works and I have never even had to sharpen it.  Well that's my story of my very CAS card for today.  Thanks so much for taking a minute to pop in. Your company is always welcome.
See you again soon.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

S & S Sketch Challenge #198

Here I am today with a quick post for OWH's Sketch Challenge #198 found here.  I deviated a bit from the sketch but then again I do that often.
I started by flipping the sketch and I did not stick to the original measurements either  (slap, slap).  The horizontal strip I have should have been vertical because of the flip but I just didn't like it that way, so I left it horizontal.  The sentiment is by Katie & Co. and everything else is by SU!.  The featured stamper on Friday was Donna S. and I CASED her technique of making dots with an eraser. Thank you Donna.  I used to do that years ago and then forgot all about it.  I'm glad I saw it again on Friday.  It is fun to do and I enjoyed it.  That will have to do it for me today.  Thanks for taking the time to take a peek.  See you all soon.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CASology #69 Brown

Over at CASology this week they are requesting cards with brown on them.  Here is my card.
My designer papers are both by Gina K Designs.  This pack is three years old I think but I keep hoarding it because I love it so much and I think every sheet in it is great for guys cards. I think it's time I let others enjoy these papers also.   This card will be going to Cards For Hospitalized Kids and I think it's ideal for a tween/teen boy.   Thanks a bunch for popping in today and I hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

HMFMC #157 Anything but a card

I'm here today with my entry for this week's challenge over at HMFMC found here.  They are looking for Anything but a card.  I have decided to go with a little treat bag for the holiday.

I went with a stamp titled "Night Light"  I just love these two little meeces napping by candle light.
I colored the image with Copics and added a MS Snowflake border along the top that I glittered with SU! Dazzling Diamonds.   I make a few more snowflakes on the image with Liquid Pearls and the white embossed sentiment and snowflakes are both from SU!.  It's pretty CAS style bag, but it is perfect for the person I will be giving it to.   Thanks for stopping by and I wish you are all great night.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Deedee's Digi of the Month

Hi everyone,  I'm here tonight with a card for Deedee's Digi of the Month challenge found here.  Isn't this little Christmas Duck just adorable?  I think so.  When you play along with Deedee's challenge for one month you get the next month's digi free.  Can't beet that.  If you missed last months' challenge you can also buy this image in the store.  Well here is what I came up with for this month.
First off this it not a good picture, just know that it is more vibrant IRL.  The image, as stated is by Deedee Anderson and the sentiments are both from a Christmas set from SU!.  I found this paper in my stash and also this stocking brad.  The embossing folder is by Sizzix.  I had a lot of fun putting this card together and will be using this image a lot more this season.  I think you should run over to Deedee's site and join in on this fun challenge.  See you all soon and thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, November 3, 2013

ODBD November Challenge

For November's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs they would like to see "Love You" cards. Here is my card.
I started by stamping Broken China Distress Ink onto my clear block and then stamping that onto white card stock.  A SU image was then stamped in Versamark and black embossed.   The paper is from the Lost & Found collection of a My Minds Eye 6 x 6 pad.   Then I went to my Go TO "love" stamp which is retired from SU! My final touch was to punch out some hearts from the SU! Owl punch set in that same paper I stamped with the Broken China.  I covered them with Glossy Accents and put them in place.  I also made some candy dots with the same paper and was going to put three on the right hand side, but I deferred to Hubby and his choice was to leave it just as it was. Yes, I do ask for his opinion here and there and he is happy to offer it. (good or bad - but the bad is given in a very sweet way -  LOL)   Thanks for popping in today.  See you again soon.

S & S Sketch #197

Here is my entry for the OWH's Stars & Sketch Challenge this week.  I did deviate a bit from the sketch.  I only ended up with one mat on my focal image instead of two as in the sketch but I had my image already printed out and then my printer gave me a few problems so I went with what I had.

I used this darling pre-colored digital image and great sentiment by Deedee Digital Images found here. I am just in love with her images especially the ones I've been using for children.  I started with the image and then found some gray paper from The Winter Combo by DCWV.  I colored a piece of white card stock with a Copic marker trying to match the Cool Cat's collar and embossed it with a Cuttlebug  folder.  Instead of ribbon I used just a strip of black card stock to separate my two papers.
I just placed the sentiment on an angle so as to fit nicely on the card.  I was going to add a pink heart somewhere in the green section but a "Cool Cat" makes me think that this should be a boy's card and I didn't think most boys would like to see a pink heart on there.  What do you think - should I leave it alone or add a pink heart or maybe a white one?  I'm also working on a ODBD card and hopefully I'll get that posted later on today.  Thanks you for stopping by. Wishing you are great Sunday.  See you soon.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Outlawz Friday Alcohol Markers - Pumpkins

Today is Pumpkin Toss Day so over at The Outlawz Friday Alcohol Markers challenge  Carla has asked for a card with pumpkins.
I also heard a couple of weeks ago that there is really a blue gourd so I went with it.  The pumpkin is by Gina K Design's set titled Autumn Splender and I stamped it three times using a masking method. The blue pumpkin is popped up for some dimension.    The sentiment is by Ann-ticipations and I've had it about 5 years now and only used it a couple of time.  It seemed appropriate for the coloring.  I colored the edges of a piece of white card stock with a Copic to match the coloring of the orange pumpkins.  That will do it for me today.  It's rainy, raw and very windy here so I think we'll start a fire and play some cards this afternoon.  I do hope you are all having a better day weather wise than we are.  Have a wonderful day.  Thanks for taking a peek  here today.