Thank You!

I want to personally thank Darnell for featuring me on her blog the other day! How sweet! If you haven't been to see her blog, you need to go.  Look at her Playhouse...OMW...it's amazing!!! And she is FUNNY and of course very talented! I am also sending Darnell this Thank You card via cyberspace.  Big hugs to you Sweets!;)

Here's my card...

supplies: papers-june bug (basic grey) and sugar (amuse studio); chip stickers- june bug (basic grey); stamps- handscripted (amuse studio); ink-tuxedo black (memento ink) and bic sharpie marker; embellies- white enamel dot stickers (recollections).

I used the spritzer to create a subtle texture on the white cardstock.  I thought this June Bug collection from Basic Grey was perfect for the challenge and I caught a glimpse of the price tag on that pack of paper....oh my!!! And this collection is how old?  LOL!;) I think I should have used vanilla cardstock instead of the white? It is what it is!

Everyone has been talking about the distress marker spritzer and I'm thinking...wait...do I still have mine from Stampin Up! or did I get rid of it?
I did find it and was very bummed because I couldn't fit the sharpie or bic permanent markers in it when I tried to put it in the way your supposed to and thought..I'll have to get one of the distress marker spritzers....but....tonight I tried to put the marker in backwards and woot! woot! it worked.  (So, you have to back the marker in from the tip.)   Hope that makes sense!

I was inspired by the two week combination challenges that CAS(E) this Sketch! and Runway Inspired Challenge blogs currently have up! 

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So glad you are here!


Butterfly card

Over at Muse Card Club, Marion Vagg made this sweet little flower card.  I just had to try my hand at it this week.  So, while I was at my Mom's yesterday (after I drove 21/2 hours) waiting for her to do some alterations on Kati's prom dress, I put this together.

suppplies: Miss Caroline/Dolled Up (my mind's eye), butterfly (sizzix), bling (k&co)

My inspiration was the sketch and the wood type background! As I say to my students, this was pretty easy peasy lemon squeezy, but
I love how simple, yet sweet this came out!
I am also entering this into CASology Cue Card Challenge

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It's so nice to see you here!
Have a great one!


Happy Holidays

Merry Monday is having a challenge to use Christmas words and decorate each letter and over at Christmas Card Challenges they are having an Anything Goes Challenge.

Here's my card ...
 supplies: paper-vanilla, cranberry and twas the night (amuse studio), perppermint (crate paper); ink-tuxedo black (memento); stamps-big on christmas (stampin' up) and embellies- minibrads (stampin up)

I thought this stamp was perfect for the challenge with the one letter the Christmas tree and then the rest of the letters needing to be watercolored.  I didn't have any ribbon that matched, so I decided to make some faux ribbon.  For the faux ribbon  in the left hand corner, I used a strip of paper and tied it in a knot (very carefully).  

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It's so nice to see you here!


Welcome Little One

I found this new challenge blog a few weeks ago...Cure for the Monday Blues and haven't been able to participate...
and today I am just making it! (LOL)

And here's my card...

supplies: paper- (american crafts) and sugar (amuse studio); ink/color- tuxedo black (memento ink) and colored pencils (fantasia); stamps- solid stripes(stampin up) and little peanuts (amuse studio); embellies- buttons (jenni bowlin)

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the elephant.  I also fussy cut the scallops from a piece of the 6X6 pattern paper.  Then I stamped the striped background on the sugar cs and attached the fussy cut scallops.  I then popped the elephant up with some popup glue dots, stamped my sentiment and added the buttons.  I was inspired by the stripes, colors and "baby" feel of the room that was in the picture. 

I should also say that my  card was inspired by this sketch (loosely) and the colors.  This is a new sketch challenge that Laura Davis is doing called Poppy Sketches.  Go check it out! 
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Thinking of You

I really like this  sketch from Seize the Sketch this time.

And I went to Michael's last week and knew that the DCWV Sunday Afternoon Tag Stack would be perfect with this sketch.

Here's my card...

supplies: paper-sugar cardstock (amuse studio), the pier (crate paper), sunday afternoon tag stack (dcwv); inks- tuxedo black (memento ink); stamps-just my type (amuse studio); embellies- red heart creative candy (amuse studio)

There you have it...so simple...yet fun!
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Warm Wishes

Over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog...it's all about snowmen this week!
I love the fact that when I make a Christmas card...I have one more different one to use instead of a pile that are all the same.  It's a good thing that this is only the paper kind of snowman and they are adorable! I love this kind of snow!

Here's my card...

supplies: paper- blush and ivory cardstock (amuse studio) and bundled up (crate paper); stamps-celebration (little yellow bicycle); ink-tuxedo black (memento ink); embellies-black label letters (tim holtz) and red pearl creative candy (amuse studio)

I also followed the sketch over at Seize the Sketch.

I kind of flipped it a little! I really like how it turned out!
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Have a great one!


Making Spirits Bright...no pattern paper??

The challenge was/is...make a Christmas card using NO pattern paper at Christmas Card Challenges for Christmas Card Challenges #19.  
You know something is always more difficult when you aren't allowed to use it.  

Here it is...

supplies: cardstock- sugar (amuse studio); stamps- making spirits bright stamp set and sampler 3 (amuse studio); ink-cranberry craft pad (amuse studio); accessories - red and white baker's twine (divine twine) and red plastic dots (recollections)

I went to the other side I guess with it...monochromatic and simple.  I think it would be easy to knock a few of these out to send to friends with kiddos!
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See you tomorrow!