Monday, February 28, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I've been in Minneapolis, MN the past few days with my family and my daughter's dance team at their National Dance Competition.  It is her senior year so is it both exciting and sad.  She did a trio and received 4th place with only having 4 practices and the girls choreographed it themselves.  I'm so proud of her.

My favorite sketches are the SFYTT.  I'm sad that they are once a month since I almost forget about them now. The sponsor of this month is Anita be Stampin'.  I used the Busty Betsy digital image for my layout.  You can see from the lace on my daughter's costume and the wallpaper where I was getting the images for my layout since that was what I was seeing this weekend.
I also submitted this to Dream Valley Challenges which is Anything Goes for there Challenge #1.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine digital paper
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Embossing Folders:  Sixxiz Tim Holtz
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circle
Flowers: Prima
Tag: Free digital download
Markers:  Copics
Pearls & Bling: Recollections
Ink:  Tim Holtz
Lace: Wrights

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Greeting Farms Texture

Greeting Farms has a challenge to add texture to your card/project.  I used the Irvin saxophone digital image for this card.  I used a music embossing folder to give some texture.  I added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to his glasses to make them look real.  I added a metal note brad to the circle tag and a ribbon.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Core-dintations, Paper Company, Recollections
Markers: Copics
Nestabilities:  Standard Circle Large
Circle Punches: EK Success
Metal Brad: Paper Studio
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Ribbon:  Offray
3D Crystal Lacquer
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Kenny K "R" Challenge

This week Kenny K Challenge 33  is a "R" Challenge.  So for my card I used the Download Diva image and colored  her T-shirt "Red" and she has a "Rhinestone" earring.  I put her on Nestabilities label #10 with pink "Rhinestones" on Bearly Mine "Rock 'n Roll" digital paper.  I used a pink and "Red" "Ribbon" and had to add two "Roses".  The sentiment is on a "Round" tag.  And this is how it turned out.

I will also submit this in the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #4 Anything Goes.
I will also submit this for Crazy for Challenges 75 for dies.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine digital freebie
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollections
Markers: Copics
Sentiment: whimsy - Fast Lane Sentiments
Rhinestones: Recollections & Paper Studio
Roses: Prima
Ribbon: May Arts
Circle Punches: EK Success
Nestabilities: Label #10

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Colour Create Challenge & Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch Challenge

Colour Create Challenge:  Chocolate, Strawberry & Cream with optional ribbon

I used the Kraftin' Kimmie new stamp Stella Strawberry which I thought would be perfect for this challenge also.  I used the Kraftin' Kimmie sketch.  I actually made this into an easel card so that the inside is stamped with a stawberry.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Lush
Cardstock: Core-dintaions, Bazzil,  Recollections
Ink: Memento, Black Tuxedo
Markers: Copic
Pearls: Michael's
Flowers: Prima
Lace: Wrights
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Nestabilities: Standard Circle Grand



All That Scraps For the Guys & Karen's Doodles Masculine & There She Goes Stamp Simply

All that Scraps Challenge week 67 is to do a card For the Guys.  I used the digital stamp of Free wheeling Wally from the Cuddle Crew.

Patterned Paper:  Jillibean
Cardstock:  Paper Company & Recollections
Markers:  Copics
Flower: Prima
Button: Stash
stamp:  Close to My Heart
Ink: Memento, Cottage Ivy
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Karen's Doodle has a challenge to make a masculine card.  I used the Sailor Boy image.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollections
Markers:  Copics
Stamp:  Amuse
Ink: Close to My Heart - Outdoor Denim
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Metal Charm: Stash

There She Goes challenge is to "Stamp Simply" TSGC95.  I used the Laundry stamp set.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Hopscotch
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Ink: Memento, black tuxedo
Lace- Wrights
Bow flower: Recollections
Nestabilities:  Label #12

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Karen's Doodles Animals

Karen's Doodles has a challenge to have a card/project with animals.  I used the image "It wasn't me"and tried to make it look like my Siamese-Himalayan cat, Casio.  He doesn't have claws; however, he still likes to pretend and scratch at things.  I just picture him with that sinister smile.  I used last weeks Sweet Stop sketch.  I used flower soft to look like stuffing coming out of the chair.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Cardstock: Core-dinations, Recollections
Markers:  Copics 
Pen:  Zig
Lace: Wrights
Flowers: Prima
Pearls:  Recollections
Flower Soft:  Polar White

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kenny K Circles/Bearly Mine Pearls- Ribbon & Skipping Stones

Kenny K has a challenge for circles so I used the Miss Fortune stamp and put her on a circle nestabilities.  I didn't plan for it to be a monochromatic card, but it turned out that way.  I wanted to use a different color for her outfit so I chose purple.  I also wanted to use this for the Bearly Mine challenge which is pearls and ribbon.  I used a pre-designed pearl arrangement by Recollection that had a piece of lace attached.  I used the Bearly Mine free July papers which were a purple background and a purple/teal dotted paper.  I used a fiskars punch which also had circles.  I included some Prima flowers (my favorites) one which had a purple pearl in the center.
And that is how it all came together.

Patterned Paper: Bearly Mine July free download
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Markers: Copics
Ribbon: Decorative Solutions
Border Punch: Fiskars
Nestabilities: Small Standard Circle
Pearls: Recollections
Flowers: Prima

Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge 64

Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Cardstock: Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp Set: Verve: Wishful Elegance
Ink: Memento- Black Tuxedo
       Tim Holtz Distress- Broken China
       Close to My Heart- Barn Red
Pearls: Michael's
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just Rite Sketch & Kraftin' Kimmie Recipe Challenge

Just Rite has a sketch challenge.  I did raise the For You on pop dots

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Card Stock: Bazzil, core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Whipper Snappers - Birthday Potty
             Just Rite - Victorian Nested Frames
Ink: Memento, Black tuxedo
      Chalk: Color Box - Prussian Blue
Markers: Copic
Flowers: Prima & Recolections
Pop dots
Yellow pearls: Recollections

Kraftin' Kimmie has a recipe challenge to use 3 main colors, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon and 1 button.
I used this weeks SSSC sketch.

Patterned Paper: K & company
Cardstock: Bazzil, paper company, Recollections
Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie Vivienne
Ink: Memento, black tuxedo
Markers: Copics
Lace: Wrights
Button: LaMode
Pearls: Recollection
I also entered this card in the cupcake inspiration due to the colors of the purple and green.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Greeting Farms Mystery Color Challenge & TSG Color Challenge

The Greeting Farm has a Challenge to use hot pink, tourquise, and you get to choose the third color.  I chose orange.  I used the Beeny Anya stamp for my card, and this weeks Mojo sketch.

I also entered it in the Crafty Creations Challenge as a thanks card.

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye- Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink
Cardstock: Core-dinations, Recollections
Ribbon: May Arts
Velvet Brads: Doodle Bug
Nestabilites:  Large Petite Oval, Large scalloped Oval, Small Circle, Small scalloped circle
Sentiment: Close to My Heart
Ink: Memento, Black Tuxedo
Markers: Copics

There She Goes has a color challenge to use pink, kraft, and ivory.

Patterned Paper: DCWV - Sweet
Cardstock: Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  TSG- Sweet Pea
Ink: Memento, Black Tuxedo
Markers: Copic
Lace: Wrights
Flower: Prima
Pine Punch: Marvy
Nestabilities: Oval Petite Small & Large

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

JUGS spotlighting - Pixie Dust Valentine - Stamping Bazaar Valentine

JUGS challenge is to use the spotlighting technique.  I used a free digital stamp of some beautiful flowers and I colored an area with my Copics.

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Cardstock: Core-dinatioins, Bazzil, Recollections
Sentiment: Close to My Heart
Bling: Recollections
Circle Punches: EK Success
Ink: Memento, rich cocoa

Pixie Dust Challenge is a Valentine card.  I used their digital image of Do-Little Dolly.

Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Crush
Cardstock: Core-dinations Glitter, Recollections
Bazzil for card base
Sentiment: Ginger House
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Nestabilities: Large Petite Oval
Heart Bling: Michael Rogers
Markers: Copics

Stamping Bazaar Challenge is a Valentine card.

Patterned Paper:  Reminisce
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Stamping Bazaar - Louisa & Leonico
Sentiment: TLC
Flower: Prima
Metal Heart: All My Memories
Lace: Wrights
Ribbon: Michael's
Markers: Copics

Monday, February 14, 2011

MFTWSC6 & Skipping Stones 63

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye- Stella Rose
Cardstock: Bazzil
Stamp:  Clearly Sentimental - My Favorite Things
Ink: Memento, rich cocoa
Lace: Wrights
Flower: Prima & Recollections
Nestabilites: Label 14

I found out that a family friend has pancreas cancer and has undergone stomach surgery and now chemotherapy.  I am planning to send him this card since I know he is going through A LOT!!!
I'm keeping it short since I need to get some sleep tonight since I have to take my husband in for his cancer treatment tomorrow.  Sounds like a fun Valentines for my sweetie.

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Cardstock: Bazzil, Prism, Recollections
Ink: Memento- rich cocoa; Close to my Heart- sorbert
Stamp: Skipping Stones - Cancer Shmancer
Flower: Prima
Button & twine from stash
Nestabilities: Fancy Tags
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Karen's Doodles & Bearly Mine & There She Goes

Karen's Doodles Challenge has an inspirational picture.
I thought it would be perfect for the Boy Bunny image with the Best Creations paper that I just found.  I made it into a tent card.  I also used a pop dot on the sentiment to make it stand up from the outside border.

Patterned Paper:  Best Creations
Cardstock: Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Flower: Prima & Recollections
Stamp: Just Rite
Brad: Recollections
Nestabilities: Grand Standard Circle, Grand Scalloped Circle, Spellbinders for Just Rite stamp
Lace: Wrights
Ink: Memento, rich cocoa
Markers: Copics

Bearly Mine Challenge is to make a card for a man/boy.  I found an image that I had stamped quite some time ago, it is a Mo Manning "Video Boy".  It is when I was experimenting with different papers with the copics.
I thought it worked well with the Bearly Mine digital paper - the brown plaid.

Patterned Paper: Bearly Mine
Cardstock: Core-dinations, Paper Company, Bazzil
Stamp: Mo Manning - Video Boy
Markers: Copics
Sentiment: TPC Studio
Ink: Memento, rich cocoa
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Border punch: Fiskars
Buttons: My favorite things

There She Goes Challenge this week is a recipe of 3 patterned papers, 2 buttons and 1 sparkly item.  The chipboard is glittery - I think the picture shows it.

Patterned Paper:  K & I
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp: There She Goes
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo; Close to My Heart, Chocolate
Buttons: My favorite things
Markers: Copics
Chipboard:  Pebbles Chips

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mojo 177 & Bugaboo Anything Goes

Mojo 177
I made a sympathy card for a co-worker that had her father pass away.  This is the second sympathy card for a father in the past month, which is concerning.  Another co-worker left to go check on her father who is having some health issues and he is 90 years old so there is some concern there also.  I don't like this theme.

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Cappella
Cardstock: Bazzil, Paper Company, Recollections, Prism
Ink: Close to My Heart- Chocolate & Sorbert
Stamps: Just Rite
             Verve: Accent Notes
Circle Punches: EK Success
Pearls: Michals & Recollections

Bugaboo Challenge is Anything Goes
I made a birthday card using the Girl Bear image.

Patterned Paper:  SEI
Cardstock: Core-dinations, Recollections
Papercuts card
Markers: Copics
Sentiment: Verve
Ink: Memento, black tuxedo
Embellishment: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Target
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Nestabilites: Long scalloped rectangle

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kenny K & JUGS Sketch

Kenny K Challenge 31 has an inspirational picture.  Naturally I thought of the red roses and then I wanted to add some brown for the planter and green.  This is what I came up with.  I'm planning that my daughter will want this card to give to her boyfriend for Valentine's Day.
I also entered this in the Paper Pretties Challenge for Valentines.

Patterned Paper: SEI
Cardstock: Bazzil & Recollections
Markers: Copics
Digital Image: Kenny K- Milkshake
Sentiment: sticker of SEI
Rose: Prima
Ribbon: May Arts

My second card is for the JUGS sketch challenge.

Patterned Paper: K & Company
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Stampabilities
Markers: Copics
Ink: Memento, Black tuxedo
Sentiment: studio G
Lace: Wrights
Roses: Martha Stewart
Nestabilities: Classic Large Oval, Classic Large Scalloped Oval