Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mother's Day

I'm not normally this much of a plan ahead person but I'll have to say, I am getting a really head start on Mother's Day. I will be doing a show and sale at my local Curves for Mother's Day and Father's Day. I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And since it is anything goes at Simon Says, I will post it there also.
So, here is my card:
The DPs are both SU. I have loved the flower DP but sadly this is my last strip. "Mom" is from SU Loved Ones set stamped with chocolate brown. The little flowers are from a miniature set I have had for awhile. They are stamped with Color Box Royal Blue.The scallop punch is EK. A little ribbon for softness and yellow rhinestones for bling! I hope somebody's Mom really enjoys this.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Just a quick card for Tuesday Throwdown challenge of "thinking of you" cards.

This is an ivory cardstock base. I used SU Thoughts and Prayers for the background stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink tea dye. I masked off the bottom of the card and stamped the image upright, then changed the masked off area to the top and stamped the image upside down. Then the strip of brown across the middle covers the area where the stamps overlap a bit. "Hugs" from The Angel Company tag tidbits is stamped on a scrap of ivory and punched out with SU tag punch. It is tied to the ribbon under the bow. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I am need of replenishing my stock so thought I would restart my mojo with this Pals Paper Arts sketch:
I chose soft colors . In fact the colors are so soft they don't show up well! The background DP I can't identify. The printed stripe is SU "Tea for Two. The little banner at the left is from the Hearts Aflutter bundle. I punched holes and then tied it on with ribbon. It looked a little naked by itself so I used a flower from Mixed Bunch stamped with pool party and added an aqua rhinestone for accent. The sentiment is an old one from Studio G but still one of my favorites. It comes in 1 line so I had to mask off and stamp it in 2 rows to fit.

Friday, February 15, 2013

New Stuff

I recently received an order of new supplies from SU--stamps, punch, and a "share" of lots of goodies and have been wanting to try them. This sketch from Freshly Made Sketches provided a good opportunity.

I struggled with this one. This is actually my third try at getting something worth sharing.

All the supplies except the button which is from my stash is from SU--some old, some new.
If your SU demonstrator doesn't do some kind of share package where you get samples of lots of different products, check out Lee Conrey. I wasn't sure what to do with the little ruffled paper cups but I think they look great as flower centers. I trimmed this one down a little and sponged on some of the pink color. I also sponged it on the doily also because the white looked too stark. The flower is from Mixed Bunch and punched out with blossom punch. The same flower stamp is repeated in the doiley.


Chickie B'day

This is the Case This Sketch challenge this week.

I thought that was so cute and wondered how a little tiny design would do. Keeping it CAS makes it work really well. Even though it is still cold here in Indiana, a little hint of spring is always welcome so I chose Aqua and yellow for colors. And, I just love all the DeNami chickie stamps.
I stamped the chickie on yellow paper and cut and embossed it with a Nestabilities. I colored the flower, leaf and beak with markers. To glam up the chickie I used yellow glitter glue on it. Then a scrap of polka dot ribbon and happy birthday sentiment from SU completes the clean and simple look. Here is the inside:
The chicken tracks is also a DeNami stamp. I thought it would look like doing the chicken dance.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wood U?

The challenge this week at Cas-ual Fridays is using letters. I was inspired by a recent issue of CardMaker magazine using wood in their design.
I don't have any actual wood accents so decided to use this DP that looks like bleached wood. The 3 hearts add lots of texture. The red one is with argyle IP, the center is from a scrap of DP, the Kraft heart actually is run through crimper (hard to detect that in this pic).I bought this cute set of wood stamp alphabet several years ago at a yard sale. The label says PX design. I couldn't find them online so don't know if they are still in business. I tied it all together with twine. My husband's hobby is woodworking so I think he will really like this Valentine.