Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Poppin' out another fresh squeezed

Okay, so I really want a chance at the fresh squeeze random drawing. So I am showing them more. This time the subway art is used as a rainbow.

Last Chance to WIN a Fresh Squeezed stamp :
I am not sure how many times I can enter, so I made 2 cards and a treat bag.
Too much?  Overkill? 
NAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. 
 
Well...it can be deleted if it is.. No Worries.  I love their stamps.
Do you ever get that way?  Just get a little obsessive and want a stamp set. 
I do!
 

 
 
 
Supplies:
Stamp: Fresh Squeezed Subway Series Spring
Jospehinekimberling for Impress (Cauldron)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: P.S Stamps Gold
Pens: Mary Brush Markers Asst
Punch: Stampin Up! Ticket Punch
 
 
 
 

Monday, February 25, 2013

St. Patrick's Lover Mini Gold Treats

This entry is a Mini Treat Bag for St. Patricks!

Fresh squeezed stamps is having their monthly Stamp-a-palooza Challenge!
This is an entry, and it is VOTED on.

Please go here,
If you vote for me, I get the chance to win a stamp set (hooray)
then I can be more crafty and make more cards!
Win -Win!

Please, play too! So much fun that Fresh Squeezed Stamps has a free digi to use!


INSIDE:
Well what do you find at the end of the Rainbow?
Gold of Course!
 
Posting to: Fresh Squeezed Stamps

 
Supplies:
Stamp: Fresh Squeezed Subway Series Spring
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Ink Pear
Copic: Nile Green
Recollections Mini Bags
Paper: Stampin Up! Whisper White
Asst 1lb Bag Cardstock Paper Reflections
Mini Ribbon American Crafts
Sticker: EK Success Jolee's Boutique Four Leaf Clover Repeat
Punch: Stampin Up!
Candy Filler: Gold Mine Candy Gold Nugget Gum

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Stamp -A-Palooza St. Patricks


Ok Ladies and Gents, I Really, really gots to get me some more fresh squeezed stamps!
I have only this one set the Subway Spring Series, and it is awesome.

Fresh squeezed stamps is having their monthly Stamp-a-palooza Challenge!
This is an entry, and it is VOTED on.

Please go here,
If you vote for me, I get the chance to win a stamp set (hooray)
then I can be more crafty and make more cards!
Win -Win!
 
Please, play too!  So much fun that Fresh Squeezed Stamps has a free digi to use!


Posting to: Fresh Squeezed Stamps


Close Up:


Supplies:
Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Subway Series Spring
Inks: Versmark Dazzle Frost
Embossing: Personal Stamp ExchangeVerdigris
Die: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Paper: Paper Reflections 1lb Cardstock Asst.,
Stampin Up! Whisper White
Impress Buttercup Cardstock
Stickers: EK Success Jolee's Boutique Four Leaf Clover Repeat,
EK Success Jolee's Boutique Pot of Gold Repeat
Ribbon Spring Yellow

Silver and Sparkles ..Oh my!

 
Ok, so I absolutely LOVE Silver!
 
 Silver and sparkles. Oh my!
 
 
 


Close up:
 

Supplies:
Stanps: Mod Collection Rubber Soul
Studio G oh my! sentiment
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder Recollections Silver
Papers: Stampin Up! Whisper White, Midnight Muse,
Silver Linen Specialty
Misc. Gems





Friends Gem's Card

 
 
Oh, Hi Ho Silver! 
Another card for CAS-ual Friday! 
I wanted to use this very graphic hexagon border stamp.
On Ardyth's MASKerade blog, she used a terrific SUPER shiny Black card stock that inspired me to when I was out and about to look over the other papers that I usually may not use. 
 
I purchased some SUPER shiny Silver Cardstock from Hot off the Press called Silver Linen Specialty
 
 
 
Posting to:
 
 
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Close Up:

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Border, Papertrey Ink In Bloom Sentiment
Inks: Fresh Ink Turquiose
Papers: Stampin Up! Midnight Muse Cardstock, Whisper White,
Silver Linen Specialty by Hot off the Press
Misc. Gems



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hi Ho Silver Doilies

I love getting back to card challenges. A week off, felt like a summer off!

CAS - ual Fridays NEW Challenge ..is HI HO SILVER!

I saw some incredible cards with the silver. 
Angie's card at her Blog Schwoooo! was so Phenomenal I perused the Internet a little, saw another card that inspired me and got up off my keister and ran to the craft room.
Yes, ..well it was a quick sprint rather than a run.

 
Ladybug Designs Jennifer Blum's Card was my inspiration and starting point for this card.
(Not to mention I bought the cheap doily stamp recently)
 
 
 
Close Up:
I love the doilies intricate pattern, so fine and delicate.



Supplies:
Stamp: Craftsmart Doily ($1.50 at Micheal's currently in the bin)
Papertey Ink Sentiment from Fancy Folk Art
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly, Versamark Dazzle Frost
Powder: Recollections Silver
Paper: Silver Cardstock, Stampin Up! Whisper White
Silver Elastic Trim
Gems
 
 

Plane: Skys the Limit

 
Another post for a CAS card Challenge: Less is More!
(Also posting to Totally Gorjuss: Just for Men!)
 
The other card of Butterflies was not really what they were looking for. 
So I had to dig deep.
 The image is pretty large. I really wanted to use a plane. 
This is the only one I  have. lol.
I do really like the faded colors..
 
Scott really likes this one.  We said to add that it is the old WTSA colors.. Like I knew that (not).
 
 
Posting to: Less is More: Up in the Air
 
 
Close Up:



Supplies:
Stamps: Tim Holtz Collection, Memory Box Sentiment
Ink: Fresh Ink Birch
Marvy Pen: Red
Die Cut: Papertrey Ink Clouds
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Old Olive
Misc: Stripe Twine
 




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Masculine Easter?

Well, my husband said he liked this,
however he said he doesn't get Easter from it.
That is okay.  ...Ummm...So is subtle.
Scott is more of a Bunny kind of kind of guy. 
I am more of a little chick kinda gal!
He said if I add jelly beans, he would really be in to it then!
 
 
 
Posting to: CAS -ual Fridays: Black and White Plus 1
 
 

 
Supplies:
Stamp: Craftsmart
Embossing Folder: Stampin up!
Paper: Stampin Up! Whisper White
Copic: Buttercup
Punch: Stampin Up!
Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch
 

Wish Big Candles

 
Well after feeling horrible most of the day, I am somewhat better.
 I am not very happy with how I captured this. (Excuses, excuses.) lol..
 
I loved Rosemary's large candle card.
 So I scrambled around the other day trying to find my candle stamp.  I finally found it and put it aside.
 
 It was not as large as I remembered,
but I saw the designs and taking the circle design from the first candle,
I continued the circle theme with the border punch.  There are also circles within the sentiment as well.
 
 
 
Posting to: CASology ; CUE Card: FLAME
 


Supplies:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Candles, Penny Black Sentiment,
Inks: Memento Lilac Posies, Bahama Blue, Cantaloupe, Dandylion
Paper: Stampin up! Whisper White, Misc. Turquoise
Pearlescent Cantaloupe liquid Pearls
EK Success: Dots Border Punch
White Ribbon
 Pop up Foam

Coolest thing, I received Honorable Mention at CAS ology for this Card  (Big smiles) Thanks!

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Farewell to Pack 559

----Update on Scouts-----

Well, it is with a little sadness that Conrad has decided to not go continue with Scouting. 
His Scouting was so much fun and he has learned a lot!  His Den Leader was great and meetings with his guidance will be missed!

----Update on Karate-----
With this sadness comes an open door for more Karate.  This Saturday is the Hayashi-Ha Cup in Lynnwood at the Edmonds Community College Gymnasium.  So instead of Monday Scouts, Conrad was brushing up on his Kata routine for competition.

This is a great start at his competition for the Championship Tournament that is in May!

Go Conrad Go!

Monday, February 18, 2013

In Bloom Thank You

 
Another playdate with the Papertrey "In Bloom" collection.
These stamps are bold and lovely!
 
I really think this simple card will be one for the next card class.
It is fast, fun and easy!
 

Close up:



Stamps: Papertrey Ink In Blooms Set, Recollections Thank You
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly. Fresh Ink Birch
Paper: Paper Source Cement Cardstock, Stampin Up! Whisper White
Copic: Mauve Shadow
Misc Pearls
 
 
Thanks for taking a peek!

True Friend Purple Butterflies Card

NEW Papertrey Ink In Bloom Sentiment:
 
There's nothing better than a True Friend
 
I usually try to limit stamp purchases to once a quarter.  OK, and holidays too.
Or for a special project.
January I purchased some Papertrey, and a few new sets came out January and this February after Valentine's Day.  Fresh Squeezed stamps had new arrivals too.
Later this week I will play with the Papertrey dies and stamp sets for in bloom.  Today since I was thinking about my good friend, I used just the sentiments.
 
I am just getting back in the swing from taking a week off vacation, so I will be slowly getting back at posting more cards!
 
Posting this to LESS is MORE: Up in the Air:
 
 
 
 
Posting also to : Allsorts Challenge: Things with Wings!
Posting also to: Daring Cardmakers: Fly Fly Butterfly!
Posting also to: Alphabet Card Challenge Blog: A is for Anything with wings!
 
Added some hand colored violet copic to random butterflies for dimension
and five adhesive pearls.
 
There were not too many supplies on this one!

 
Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink In Bloom, Memory Box First Flight
Ink:  Memento Lilac Posies, Memento Grape Jelly
Punch: Stampin Up! Corner Rounder
Misc Pearls
Copic: Violet

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stampin Up! Glad we are Here for each other

This afternoon I was so nicely delivered my Stampin up! order.
Hooray. "Hip -Hip"  Hooray!
 So I dug right in and paired an older stamp set 'Fabulous Florets" with the "Bloomin Marvelous" sentiments.
 
I adore poppies.  What a stark contract they are.  The so bright red against the black.
 
I spoke to a dear friend of mine today.  And I guess a good talk was the ticket she needed.
I have known her for many years and she always puts others before herself.
Now she may have found a bit of true happiness, and she is a little scared to venture forward.
I support her all the way!
 
This card is for her:
 
 
 
Close up:
The glossy accents are not dry yet.

 
I always have plastic packaging from one thing or other.
So I decided to make my own MASK.  I stamped the image with Stazon ink,
then as careful as I could used my exacto to make the template.

Supplies:
Stamps: Stampin up! Fabulous Florets Sentiments; Bloomin Marvelous 
Ink: Fresh Ink Strawberry and Red Currant
Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch: Martha Stewart Lattice, Stampin Up!
Jenni Bowlin Adhesive Button
Paper: Basic Grey, Cream striped cardstock, Basic Black
Misc: Ribbon, Dauber, Handmade Plastic Mask,
Pop up Foam, Glossy Accents, Black Sharpie
 

Wolf Lodge on Valentine's Day

 
Well, I really didn't plan to go to the Wolf's Lodge on Valentine's Day,
it just happened to be a good deal on that day.
 
 Sushi with Dustin
 
 
The Firecracker Roll!
Dustin had to admit it was HOT!

 
The Wolf Lodge Clock Tower
 
 
The Water Park!
 
 
The Northern Lights Arcade
Wow, look at the tickets!
 
 
Excellent Hamburgers at the Burger Claim!


 
Hugs with the Lodge mascot

 
Howl at the Moon Glow in the Dark Mini Golf Course

 
More games...

 
Valentine's Day Treats.
Well. we didn't actually eat any of these, but they sure looked awesome!


Teach and Inspire: Papertrey Ink



I really liked the lettering "Old School" style of the Papertrey Ink Inspire and Teach set.
I remembered the card I really liked was in a magazine somewhere in my piles... so I scoured the internet and found a very nice card by Dawn McVey's blog has so many wonderful cards for Papertrey. 



Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Teach & Inspire Set, with matching apple die
Ink: Fresh Ink Pool, Fresh Ink Red Currant, Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy
Papers: Basic Grey 6x6 pad, My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing 6x6 pad
Impress Buttercup Cardstock, Gery Cardstock


Inspiration Card: Dawn McVey's  Inspire Card :
 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Papertrey Folk Art Card

 
I stole some time away to play with the new Papertrey Ink stamp set Folk Art.
If you love copics, this set is for you!
PI:Folk Art Stamp Set
Asst. Copics