Friday, July 31, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #42 and Raspberrry Suite #13

Wow, this is the last post of the evening for me. I am probably getting in just under the wire (not so unusual for me :o)
This is for two challenges. Dawn McVey has the most fabulous color combos and always put us to the test ~ in a fun way, of course!
The second challenge is from Cuttlebug --it's their final one for the month of July and they have some very inspirational projects and great giveaways ~ you should check them out.
The card challenge is a Gatefold Friendship Card. I had no clue how to create this beautiful card, but had a few ideas and thought I would try it. As luck would have it, Michelle have a wonderful "how to video" which really made the task easy peesy.

My Card: The white base is matted in "Berry" and then the "Moss" flower patterned and glittered paper from "DCWV Citrus Stack" is glued on top. The Butterfly stamp is from "Inque Boutique" clear stamp set. It is inked with SU's "Rose Red" and etched with Stickles "Candy Cane Red" glitter. The "Moss" paper is cut with my Marvy scallop oval punch and adhered to the front with Glue Dots. The red flower is off a silk hydrangea bush from Michael's.
Inside Card: "Berry" and "Moss Green" card stock from DCWV were cut and taped inside. The sentiment was printed on my computer in "Red" ink and the Moss card was embossed with "Birds and Swirls" from Cuttlebug. Rounder corner punch from "EK Success" also used to soften the look.

I think this is a project I will definitely tackle again ~ now that I don't have to "over think it to death" ~ Thanks for the Gatefold Card tutorial, Michelle!

Would love to hear what you think, have a great weekend.

Cuttlebug Challenge Scketch #40

Hey there! Happy Firday to everyone!!!!
This is another Cuttlebug Challenge for the month of July. Hop on over there at and check out all the neat prizes you can win each challenge. This is number 40 with a little different twist ~ there is a sketch! It actually made my New Baby Boy card easier to design.
My card ~ There are no stamped images here only a cute elephant sticker totally glittered up from Victoria Elizabeth. White base card is embossed with the "Textile" folder as is the grey/white card stock under the ellie. The blue polka dot and striped pattern papers are "Zoophabet 2" by Cathy Heck. The purple button brads are "Making Memories" (I think). The Sweet Boy metal stickers are by "Miss Elizabeth". the blue/purple Hydrangea flower and the baby bottles ribbon are from Michael's.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #41

Cuttlebug Challenge #41 was to create a project with 'recycled' items.
Hmmmm, I had a gift bag that I bought with another image on it. I wanted the bag to match the Birthday card I made so... I used a wide flower wallpaper border which was left over from a guest bedroom in another house. Why do I still have this, you ask ~ well, you never know when you are going to need such an item - LOL

I cut out a portion of the flower and glued it onto my card stock. Added "Anita's Outline Sticker" for my Happy Birthday and just rounded the corners...done!

Not sure if I'm too late for this challenge or not, but I'm posting it and hope it will give someone an idea or two :o)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Caardvarks and Truly Scrumptious Challenge #12

Wow! Here I am with another card challenge actually two of 'em! Caardvarks has a "Baby or Wedding" card challenge which is just what I needed to get me going on 2 baby cards I've been procrastinating on. Need a baby girl and a baby boy cards, but I only completed one ~ oh, well maybe I can post the other card before the Challenge is over ;o) The sketch I used is from Truly Scrumptious Challenges, which I just happened upon in a blog hopping spree this afternoon. I'm not sure I got all of this sketch done right, it seemed to take a very long time but anyway, here's my entry.
Card Details: The White card is an embellished note card pack from Michaels. The plaid paper and giraffe sticker is "Victoria Elizabeth" from Target. Pink ribbon also from Target. The hydrangea flowers are off the flower in the background is from Michael's Floral Dept. Sewed on the pink buttons with pink thread and the gold outline stickers "Baby Girl" are from Anita's Art Stamps.
NOTE ~ I altered the original card today cause it just wasn't 'perfect' enough - you know what I'm talkin' bout, don't chya?
Added the lace and the ribbon around the giraffe's neck to make it look more like a pull toy ~ which was my original thought when I sewed the button on....okay, I'm done, this is going in the mail today before I change it anymore!
Have a good night and let me know your I can decide to make the Baby Boy card similar to this or go in another direction all together :o)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mojo Monday #96 and House Mouse #47 White on White

Two challenges tonight! Mojo Monday and House Mouse White on White.
I liked the idea of the "panels" on Mojo's sketch and will definitely use this again~probably with a patterned paper next time. They have a fun Monday challenge to get your week going. I found the House Mouse Challenge site a couple of weeks ago and this is my first post there. I resisted these little critters for quite a while, but NOW I can't stop buying them~sooooo cute!!

You wouldn't think it was hard to create a white on white card, but for some reason I was wanting to add pink or orchid or green color mat under my stamped image :o) But, didn't do it and I really like the way this Anniversary card came out. What do you think?

Card: I used "Coffee" Archival Ink to stamp my image and water colored the House Mouse stamp called "I Give My Heart"
White card stock is embossed with Cuttlebug folders, "Divine Swirl" on the base card and "Swiss Dots" on the three panels.
Embellishments ~ "Jolee's Boutique" photo corners and "Bridal Elegance" white sheer /satin edges ribbon.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Raspberry Suite #12 and Mojo Monday Sketch #95

Rushing to get this posted~Yikes! Where does the weekend go?

Mojo Monday has a really neat sketch I wanted to use for an Anniversary card. Dawn McVey has the prettiest color combo challenge at Raspberry Suite...Can you believe it's #12 already?!?

Well, this is what I came up with for the two challenges. Here are my Card details ~

Card Stock: Ivory Embossed Note Card is from "Avery". Moss Green, Dark Red and Bright Pink are from ACMoore.
Stamp: Hibiscus flower is from "Inique Boutique" Always Tat clear stamp set.
Punch: Classic Butterfly by "Martha Stewart"
Ribbon: Moss green with cream polka dots from "Creative Accents.
Clear Lucite Love sticker from "Elements"; bright pink bling and lacy ribbon from my stash.

Have a great night (what's left of it) ~
Thanks, as always, for letting me know what you think :o)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #39 & Mojo Monday Madness

This week Cuttlebug has a very fun challenge-- it is to create a woodsy outdoor project, card, layout or whatever strikes your fancy, using woodsy animals and anything from nature such as twigs, pebbles, leaves, etc. They also included a great color combo as an added component this week. Head on over to get in on this one!
Although I knew what stamps and elements I was using, I needed a little help with a layout for my card. So I hopped on over to Mojo Monday and... whalah! Check out the sketch and contest going on there too!

This is a Birthday card for a very dear friend, who is a retired high school teacher. The inside sentiment is: ... to a wise old bird!

Card Details ~
Stamps: Owl from "Studio g" at Michael's and Leaves from "Big Lots"
Ribbon: Lime green grossgrain and Turquoise felt butterflies from Michael's
Cuttlebug Folders: "Swiss Dots" and "Birds & Swirls"
Card stock: Solid colors from"Meadow Fashion Colors" from Michael's and the Patterned Orange is from Note cards in my stash.
Brads (owl's eyes) from "Special Moments" and the sprig is from a dried flower arrangement

Thanks so much for stopping by and I love hearing what you think :^) Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #11

Okay, so that's why they call it a "Challenge"! I stared at those colors layed out on my desk for a week...and then, it happened ~ all of a sudden this design came to me today. I must have completed fifty other projects (plus housework, laundry, grocery shopping, answered e-mails) before this card came together - LOL

Dawn, by the number of entries you have, you were definitely right "We Can Do It".

My card details: Hibiscus Flower Stamp is from See D's clear stamp set "Always Tat"
stamped with StazOn-jet black ink on green and red DCWV cardstock and cut out to paper piece onto the bright pink mat, from DCWV Mat Stack which is on top of the gray card stock.
"thank you" is printed in black from my computer and everything is glued onto a white (sorry, I couldn't NOT use white!) Martha Stewart punched note card. Used my Marvy giga-size oval scalloped punch on the pink and gray and Cuttlebug's "Floral Fantasy" is embossed on the bright pink.

Hope you are enjoying your 4th of July, everyone!
We are so thankful for all our
Military men and women

serving currently and for
those who served in the past.
God Bless!