Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Male Room - Card for Kevin

The Male Room - Card for Kevin

I would really like to start making 
masculine cards regularly(!)
I have 6 brothers and I really should be sending 
more out to them!

and
 are on the DT at The Male Room.  
I adore their creations!! 
I look forward to getting to know the other DT there as well.
I will have to start participating!

I made this card for my brother Kevin.
Kevin called last night and about six weeks ago almost severed
3 of his fingers.  
Yikes!!!  
He told us he is doing better and has 90% use back.
Glad he is doing better.
( Wheeeeew, right! )

My very first entry to The Male Room: This CUE  = VINTAGE!





CAS(E) this sketch - Thank you so very much

CAS(E) this sketch - Thank you so very much

Practicing my copic color blending.
I think I have it down...
You would think I would just be smart enough to watch 
a video or take a copic class.
Noooooooooo, I have to just DO IT.
Humnnnn Yeah,
 I am a hands on learner, no doubt about it.

I am liking my progress so far.


Supplies:
PTI In Bloom Stamp Sent
Grey Pearl Accents
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics



Paper Crafting Challenges:  This is Sponsored
by Lawn Fawn!

USE this SKETCH or USE PEARLS
( I used Enamel Dots for my "pearls")

Winner of Paper Crafting Challenge will win one
Lawn Fawn Set of their choice!



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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

The Making of Mother's Day Card - Sweet Life


The Making of a Mother's Day Card


Sometimes you have to just sit back and practice.
I am a Taurus peeps.
Strong willed, bull headed, head strong, though
creative and ..well IMPATIENT.

I really have no patience with stamps I have to align up.
Though I love them so.
I was smitten with this little picture in a shabby chic or vintage finds magazine.
Since I kept thinking about it, 
I decided to design a card based on the inspiration.

Yikes, I would need to use the Sweet Life PTI set.

Here is my first go at this design based on the inspiration pic below. I realize I want to add more greenery under the popped up cup...I will refine the design.
I loved, loved the teapot in the inspiration pic, 
though I do not have a teapot die 
(I ordered the Besotted one....)
Though for now, I can use my Memory Box Dainty Tea Cup

Oooooooooh I can't wait until I get the teapot DIE, it will look adorbs!!!
Uggghhhhh The agony..... LOL
Supplies:
PIT Sweet Life Set
Memory Box Dainty Tea Cup Die
Hero Arts Night Chalk Ink
Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue, Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise
Brilliance Mediterranean Blue, Heri Art Green Hills (Mini Shadow Ink Cube)
Versacolor Winters Green



Here is the Inspiration:
Sweet Isn't it!

Posting to:
Cute Card Thursday - Floral Delights
Crazy Challenge - Flower Frenzy
Pile It On! - Floral Fantasy
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes


Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!



Saturday, March 29, 2014

LOVE IT - Cure for the Monday Blues #10


really has the designer eye!
Check out her weekly photos Inspiration Challenge
Do not be intimidated, this is a FUN way once a week to perk up and create anything YOU want with fun flirty or RAD trendy, or modern imagery!!!

LOVE it when I can just interpret any way I want.
I am on a roll and I 
don't think I have missed one yet!


My interpretation explained:
I used the blue newsprint for the brocade wallpaper, 
And the coverlet is my main panel of tone on tone images.
I wanted the feel of a freshly made bed in white so I used a banner of white glitter ribbon and a crisp shiny white layer under the main panel, and left more white on the base itself .  
The butterfly shape is a nod to the chandelier.
The button is a fresh fun girlie flair
that pulls some pink into it.
And the black...well I LOVE black so
I had to pop some in!




Posting to the Cure for the Monday Blues #10






I was sent a message today that Kelly received my 
package for Emma
Here is how I packaged it.
I wrapped it in plastic bubble wrap then blue dotted wrap
gold twine and a bright orange resin bloom!



I sent a little HELLO card from me 
on top with a note that the cards had fun sticker sentiments, 
though were message free in case the family or Emma wanted to send them!


Helping others always warms my heart!


Sketch it Saturday - Unscripted Sketch#250

Sketch it Saturday - Unscripted Sketch#250


A BOLD card for you!
How easy is this sketch, huh?!!!

And can be as BOLD as you like it , 
or any way you want it!


I hope that you are Inspired to Create 
Please join us at
Sketch it Saturday


Here is the Sketch!




The Unscripted Sketch Artist Team!

Blog and Sketch Coordinators: Susan and SarahKaye
Debbie 

Tracey- on haitus

Shir



Also posting to: Colour Me!
=====AND A Brand NEW Challenge!

Paper Crafting Challenges:  This is Sponsored
by Lawn Fawn!

USE this SKETCH or USE PEARLS
( I used Enamel Dots for my "pearls")

Winner of Paper Crafting Challenge will win one
Lawn Fawn Set of their choice!



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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

Friday, March 28, 2014

THE CHALLENGE - Thanks so very much

THE CHALLENGE - Thanks so very much

Another BOLD card.

I really was inspired by
Lesley's Stripes and I wanted to incorporate the 
poppy look and bold stripes.
Kind of overtook me and too much of a good thing
doesn't always add up to a great thing.

I love BOLD, don't get me wrong, 
I think I had too many ideas going for me this time!
Ha! Well, that is why we practice 
my friends!


Supplies:
Hero Arts Delicate Blooms
Sentiment: Revers Confetti
Papers: American Crafts XOXO,
Basic Grey Fresh Ink
Hero Arts Night Chalk Ink
Copics



Posting to THE CHALLENGE!
on Lesley Croghan's Blog - Always Playing with Paper!



THE CHALLENGE - Thank You!

 THE CHALLENGE - Thank You!


Dizzying Layer, Oh MY!
Well, I really wanted to practice my 
Delightful Dahlia Layering, so layering it is!
This is substantially more layering than I
normally do!



Supplies:
Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia's Additions Set
Basic Grey Fresh Cut Papers
Hero Arts Bubblegum, 

Posting to THE CHALLENGE!
on Lesley Croghan's Blog - Always Playing with Paper!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

FUSION Mar 27th

This FUSION

has some very interesting elements!

This challenge has really taken off
The Design Team
is rockin' all the styles 


Come check it out!


Supplies:
Lil' Inkers Stiched Rectangles
Sizzix Oval Nesting
Prima Marketing Stamp Set
Rubber Stampede Sentiment
Inks: Memento Elderberry, Hero Arts Hero Hues Night Chalk Ink
Studio Calico Autumn Press Paper Pack
Studio Calico Tiny Hex
Copics


How to play:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

And the Fusion Design Team that starts the ball rolling!
Check out their Creations and leave the love!
(Just a little love goes a long way!)
Betty J
Cathy Weber 
Dannielle Robeson
Deepti
Julia Aston
Katie Brooks
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Wiener ------You are Here!!
Sindhu
Stephanie Severin


 I hope that you enjoyed my cards all of the DT creations, and that you in turn will add to the FUSION Gallery!
Remember, you have 2 weeks to revel in inspiration and add your wonderful creation!!!
See you there.

And if you can, when you check out other cards, 
DT or players, 
please leave a little lovin hello! 
It means more than you know
 to brighten a day!

Also Posting to THE MEMORY Nest:
Go show off your CRAFTY Creations this week!




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CASology CUE Card #87: Lucky!

CASology CUE Card #87: Lucky!

Another LUCKY day to get to CRAFT, 
dontcha think!

Yes!  
So let's get to it!
I wanted an Easter card that can be recreated 
quickly and easily.

I hope you think this card is as FUN as I do!
And I hope that you can get some 
LUCKY time to create
and link up!



Supplies:
-Sitting Bunny
-Running Bunny
-Tuft of Grass
-Lucky Me
ALL Stamps are Josephinekimberling for IMPRESS
IMPRESS is a stamp store with 2 Washington Sate locations.
IMPRESS does have an online shop, 
[HERE]
so check them out, I KNOW you will LOVE
what you find!


What journey will this CUE take you?




This week at CASology the 
Sponsor is: Stamps and Scrapbooks

Join us at CASology this week!
This week's SPECIAL 
Guest Designer:  Karen



This card can be done in any FUN color combination!




Sunday, March 23, 2014

Just Keep Swimmin' - Sketchbook Saturday

Just Keep Swimmin'  - Sketchbook Saturday

I was actually looking for something on Chupa's blog 
when I stumbled across the cutest ladybug card she posted.
And it so happened it is the most current 
Sketchbook Saturday Sketch!
I thought how cute the card is with Penny Black itty bitty ladybug,
it is actually a large image stamp.
(Check it out HERE)
I don't have any of those.  
I guess I am finding out the kinds
of stamps I shy away from.  Interesting.
Well.. I did a card last year where two fish were talking
to each other, and a speech bubble would be perfect.
I could CASE that card.
So I did. 

This is a FUN one, PLAY ALONG!

Here is my take on the Sketchbook Saturday:






Supplies:
Viva Las Vegas Fish Stamps
AMuse Sentiment
Embossing Folder Lifestyle Crafts for Cuttlebug Tides
Accents Cloud9 Rain Dots Stickers
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Signo White Gel Pen

I hand cut my large speech bubble.
I know that Paper smooches.... I think has a die that does this.
...Though I will tell you that when I finished my card and went back to take a closer look, 
I smiled to see that Chupa hand cut hers too!


This is me, stamping the images on colored cardstock
and the using a Signo Uniball White Gel pen to color in areas.
I then went over 
"Dori" with yellow and red copics



And here is the card I CASE'd, 
I like my recent one much better!

(Linked to my original Post HERE)




Project Runway!

Project  Runway!

Well I did catch up on 
Project Runway - Under the Gunn
It was a little disappointing this week,
 too much drama and not enough fashion!

O'well, there is always next week!

This week I can enter the Runway for the 
Alice and Olivia Designs Inspiration on 
The Runway Inspired Challenge!

Supplies:
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Butterflies
Lawn Fawn Sentiment from Many Thanks Set
Tsukineko Delicata Gold
Tsukineko Brilliance Black, Tim Holtz Rangers Distressed Ripe Persimmon
Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay
Stampin' Up!  Script Embossing Folder






Another Lawn Fawn Clean and Simple Card


Another little Clean and Simple card for 
the Lawnscaping Challenge!
Join in (HERE)


Lawn Fawn Sets used:
Many Thanks and Blissful Botanicals 

I did get carried away with the stickles!








Wow! Another Birthday BASH!


Wow!  Another Birthday BASH!

is hosting this time for Maria of Reislingmama!

I wanted to keep it Super Simple!
Though I really had FUN
with the Stickles and Pearlescent Pearls!



I hope your Weekend was
as GREAT as it 
Could be!