Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

I am spending the day in the middle of Florida for a change working at our office in Lake Mary. I love to travel even if it is for work. A change of scenery does the soul good sometimes!

This card is for this week's SCS Color Combination Challenge~Diet Eggplant Grape Melons. Vicki is our hostess this week and I must say, I really had to stare at these colors for a while to figure out what I was going to make. Then I remembered Vicki had posted on her blog a technique about using Copics to mimic brayering, so I gave it a try. So the vertical layers of color are my dessert option, errr stripes, lol! 

Stamps: Flourishes Beach Life
Paper: Melon Mambo, Concord Crush
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Poppystamps Grand Madison Die, SU Oval Punches, Glossy Accents, Copics V09, RV09, BV08

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chase Your Dreams

Happy Tuesday!!

This card is for this week's SCS Featured Stamper Challenge~Dreams Do Come True. Cindy has been our fabulous hostess for several months and is moving on to another opportunity. Kudos Cindy!
She challenged us to case ourselves today for the challenge. 
I decided to honor Cindy in her new adventure. I chose my card HERE to case. Cindy is on to a new beginning. I used a different sentiment in keeping with today's challenge about dreams coming true. I changed the papers and the layout is this weeks MFT Wed Sketch Club sketch #64.  

Stamps: MFT Vertical Greetings
Paper: Black, White, MME Kraft Funday Happy Days
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories: MFT Dienamics Vertical Greetings and Stacking Stars
Other Challenges~
Make It Monday #82~ Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #175~ Clean and Simple


Friday, March 23, 2012

Flowers In The Garden Of Life

Happy Friday!
Another week passing by.....But we got Spring to come visit us for a while! It has been unseasonably warm here this winter. All of my azaleas have bloomed and the little Irises are up now.

Well today is Friday and it is time for the Raise The Bar Challenge. I raised the bar on myself this time and tried my hand at making a flower spray card like Kittie Caracciolo's cards. You can find tutorials on her blog and her gallery on Splitcoast is just chocked full of gorgeousness!  I used the colors from this weeks Color Throwdown #184 challenge for my card.

Come on over and join in the challenge at Raise The Bar and check out what the other DT members have created.

Stamps: Flourishes Nasturtiums
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bliss Blue
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4, MFT Dienamics Woodgrain Fence, MS branch punches, SU Flower Trio Punch, Gold Pearl Pen

Other Challenges~
Cute Card Thursday #209~ Anything Goes


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Love Being Your Mom...

Happy Tuesday!
This week is off to a running start with the SCS Color Combination Challenge. I am the hostess this week and the combination is Chocolate River in Baja? Lol! The colors are so pretty together, I could not resist! Dessert Option~ Pleated Ribbon. I was itching to use my new stash of Baja Breeze pleated ribbon from the SU Mini.

The layout is from this week's MFT Wed Sketch Club.
This card is going to my daughter. Here is the inside...
Stamps: MFT PI Cute-a-tude
Paper: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, MME Paris & Co
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, River Rock, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: MFT Dienamics First Place Award Ribbon, Spellbinders Classic Squares and Scallop Squares, SU Baja Breeze Pleated Ribbon, DMC Floss, Copics E000, E00, E50, E31, BG10, BG72

Other Challenges~
Love To Create Challenge #7~ Anything Goes
Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
Stamp and Create~ Paper Piecing
Hotshot Crafts #5~ Ribbon


Friday, March 16, 2012

Raise The Bar Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!
Has the time change gotten to you like it did me? The days just seemed to drag this week at work and come 10pm I am ready to hit the hay!

My card today is for this weeks Raise The Bar Challenge~Four Leaf Clover....use something in increments of four...buttons, flowers, etc.  I think my mojo decided to go on spring break as it took me four attempts before I had a card that was to my liking. My foursome is the four flowers in the DP. I used an idea from Nicole Heady's (PTI) blog for my layout.
Come on over and join us at Raise The Bar. Also check out the DT samples this week!

Other Challenges~
Creativ Belli #137~ Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network #17~ Floral

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tweet Birthday

Good Tuesday Morning!!
Your week off to a good start? I guess this week officially kicks off spring break season. Things will be hopping around here for sure. And the snowbirds will be taking flight back up north, lol!

My card is for today's SCS Color Combination Challenge~Daffodil Party Parade. I am sampling with our fab hostess Mary. Love this color combo and I had the perfect DP! Spring is just around the corner!
Dessert Option~ use ribbon or seam binding.The layout is this weeks MFT Wed Stamp Club Sketch #62.

Stamps: Homespun Birdhouse
Paper: MME Quite Contrary Jack and Jill, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, Poppy Parade
Accessories: MFT Dienamics Homespun Birdhouse and Wonky Scallop Border, Sizzix Square Lattice EF, Pearls
Other Challenges~
Make It Monday #80~Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show~Anything Goes
The Craft Place Challenge~ Anything Goes


Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Poem

Happy Monday!!
I kind of disappeared from the blog this past week.....Life puts little bumps in the road as my Mom says. I had a big bump this past week. But, I will just jump in the ole Hummer and scale that mountain, lol!

This past weekend we had a Virtual Stamp Night over on Splitcoaststampers. I love doing the VSN's and this time I was a hostess for one of the challenges. My challenge had to do with the Spring Poem...

"Spring has sprung!", said the bumble bee. 
"How do you know?", said the old oak tree. 
"I just saw a daffodil blooming on a windy hill!"

I challenged everyone to make a card or project using one or more of the elements of the poem. It was a fun challenge! 
 I chose to use the Flourishes set Signs Of Spring, with the pretty daffodils and little chicks. The layout is the March Sketch For You To Try.

Stamps: Flourishes Signs of Spring
Paper: Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics Flourishes Daffodill Collection and The New Leaves Collection, BG10, Ribbon, Copics, Swiss Dots EF


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beautiful Day

Happy Tuesday!!

This card is for today's SCS Color Combination Challenge~A Very Wild Bride. Karen chose a soft pallet of colors with Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi and Blushing Bride. Love combos of pinks and greens!
Dessert Option~ use old fashioned embossing
Fabulous challenge!
The layout for my card is this weeks MFT Wed Stamp Club Sketch #61.

Stamps: MFT Framed Greetings
Paper: Crate Paper Emma, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: MFT Dienamics Open Scallop Doily, Flower Trio, Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, Antique Pearl EP, Ribbon

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thanks Bunches

Hi There! TGIF!!
How has your week been? Big plans for the weekend?
We actually had sunshine yesterday and it was warm! Then the fog rolled back in....Don't think we are to see sunshine again until Sunday. If it does and it is halfway warm, I am off to the zoo! I want to take some pictures with a new telephoto lens I bought last weekend.

As you know Friday is Raise The Bar Challenge day. The challenge this week is sponsored by Paper and Such. Julie was kind enough to send us some supplies to play with. Twine is the theme and I know everyone loves putting twine on cards, so come on over to RTB and join in the challenge. Check out Paper and Such too for crafty goodness! If you upload to a gallery make sure and put RTB94 in the keywords.

I used the colors from the CR84FN49 challenge on my card~ Kraft, Gray and Yellow. I love gray and yellow together but was not sure about the kraft. It turned out well, I think!

Stamps: Paper and Such Basketfull of Flowers
Paper: Going Gray, Lemon Tart, Kraft
Ink: Going Gray
Accessories: Twine, MS Butterfly Punch, Button

Check out the rest of the DT creations!