Tuesday, September 29, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge #53

Another House Mouse Challenge I just couldn't resist ~ LOVE these little critters! This week's challenge was to USE BUTTONS. Hey, no problem. I just made this card for a friend who had knee surgery and it has all of the "tools" needed for a Wishing You Mend Quickly card.

Card Stock ~ Aqua card base is from Meadow Fashion Colors, Natural Parchment is matted by the solid brown side of Candy Corn by American Crafts
Stamp ~HM "Sew What"
Ink~ stamped image in Archival Inks' "Coffee"
and brown ink on my computer for "Hey Brandon..."
Colored all of image with Crayola colored pencils
Punches~ corner heart and round corners from EK Success
Embellishments - Brown gross grain with blue stitches ribbon from ACMoore, yellow safety pin and buttons from my sewing room/now crafting stash :o)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Moxie Fab- Gradient is Radiant, Card Patterns #34 , Color Throwdown #61

Hey Blogger Friends, back from another "Space-A-Adventure-Trip". We tried to get to New England but the planes were either going somewhere else, no seats available, or canceled ~ so we stayed in beautiful Norfolk/Virginia Beach areas for the week just touring around and visiting some sights we had not seen before. The weather was gorgeous - coming from hazy, hot and humid Florida--Virginia's 70 and 80 degrees truly felt like paradise to us.

Anywho, this Get Well card for my sister-in-law is including three challenges: Moxie Fab World has another fun challenge this week. You have to create a project with a color gradient. I thought I would give it a go with a technique called "crayon resist" which is new to me but probably not to you all. I first saw the very pretty effect of this on Gina K's Stamp TV and thought it would fit this challenge perfectly. As I was poking around for a "sketch challenge, I came across Card Patterns #34, so that is my card layout. Then I found some great colors to add from Can you Handle This - Color Throwdown #61 I do believe I have all five of these colors on my card~ Olive is in the ribbon and the stickles is sorta olive green; Rose Red is my deepest shade on the dasies, Mustard is deffinitely the color of my butterfly brad, Regal Rose is pretty much the color in the print papers and Chocolate is the brown color ink I used :O)

Card details: Papers - base card stock is Pink Parchment, flower and stripe prints are Creative Imaginations and glossy white under image is from Michaels.
Stamps - the single daisy randomly stamped is from Inkadinkado, the get well soon stamp is unknown.
Embellishments: the centers of the daisy are Lime Green Stickles, the sheer ribbon is from Michaels, the butterfly brad is from Special Moments, and the punch is Fiscar's Rope border punch.
Ink: the pinks under the daisys are (dark to light) Rose Red from SU, Cranberry from Stampabilities and Pink from Stampabilities. The daisy petals were colored with a white crayon from Crayola and inked in Coffee from Archival Ink as was the Get Well Soon stamp. I like the way the patterned paper and the ribbon all have their colors gradiating (is that a word?)
Would love to hear what you think.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mojo Monday #104

Mojo Monday has a great sketch....WOW, can't seem to create without these sketches anymore :o)
My Card supplies~
Stamps: PTI (Fancy Flourishes), Hampton Art (Owl) and Personal Impressions (Circles).
Card Stock: American Crafts' Candy Corn (double sided)
Glitter: Stickles (Icicle and Lime Green)
Brads: Special Moments Scrapbook Brads (owl's eyes)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mojo Monday #103

I was checking for a card challenge on the many wonderful BLOGS out there and found Mojo Monday has a great sketch this week. It's also a contest to win Verve Stamps, so there are a gazzillion entries. Thought I would add my card Congratulating friends of mine on becoming Grandparents for the first time.

If you click on my card you can see the details a little better.

Card Supplies: White card stock from Bazzil Basics. Pink/green/white striped and polka dotted paper from my "note card" stash, purchased at Target. The horse is a sticker from "Victoria Elizabeth" Baby Embellishments. The lace is from my vast supply ~ Joann's Fabrics and Crafts. The flowers stuck on with "Mini Glue Dots" are off the Hydrangea bush in the photo. I added the pink bow and pink string around the horsey's neck to make it look like a pull toy :o)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Moxie Fab - Another Challenge

Okay, so I'm addicted to these card challenges ~ do I need an "Intervention"? :)

Moxie Fab World has another fun challenge on the blog post yesterday.
Here's what you need to do:

Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor, etc.) that incorporates some kind of household item as its focal point.

I just finished this card for my friend's Birthday, so decided it would make a good entry.

Card Supplies: The card stock is Pink Marble Parchment. This delicate tea cup stamp is an absolute fave of mine from Stampin'Up (1995). I inked it with Whispers 'black' and cut it out to add dimension then used two pop dots from All Night Media to adhere to the front of the card. I traced around the image rims with a gold gel pen and edged the Pansie flower and outer rim designs with a raspberry gel pen and green leaves. The tea bag (inside the cup) has a pale pink ribbon and pretty pink butterfly tag on it which is hanging outside the cup. The top corners are rounded with my EK Success Punch and the lace under the cup is from my (sewing room) stash.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Raspberry Suite #16

Unbelievable! I am just getting this posted under the wire (again :).
Wanted to play with my NEW Papertrey Ink stamp set "Fall Elegance ~ It's soooo gorgeous. And what better use of this set than Dawn's beautiful color challenge #16.
This is definitely my Thanksgiving card ~with several variations of colors and designs.

Hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Moxie Fab - Stretch Your Style

WOWOW! These Moxie Fab Challenges have been such fun! This one may win Papertrey Ink stamp sets ~ now I ask you, who doesn't want to win these stamps?

My card is pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out. The gorgeous DP is from "7gypsies" 2-sided variety pack~it is so pretty on both sides, I decided to use them both instead of ribbon which was my first thought :) The stamp is PSX "Pine Cone which is inked in "Archival Inks" Coffee, then glittered up with "Stickles" Holly Green and Copper. the Dark green mat under each pine cone is from "DCWV". Used Martha Stewart 's "Lace Birder punch on Bazzill Basics white card stock. Good Luck everyone!

Moxie Fab- Classy and Elegant

I love the simplicity of this Christmas card. I have used it in past years with different color combinations. I like pastels, so there have been many pink, pale blue, violet and pale yellow card stocks or mats done up with this tree image.

The stamp is PSX "Forest Ridge" (yep, I have all my stamps from 10+ years ago :)
Inked in Archival Inks "Library Green", covered half of all the trees with Stickles "Crystal" glitter. The dark green mat is from DCWV Mat Stack and is embossed with Cuttlebug's "Birds and Swirls". The sheer blue ribbon is from Offray.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Moxie Fab- Fun and Cute

Entry number 3 for Moxie Fab World is a "fun and cute" holiday project. I think this was the easiest for me ~ hey, maybe I've found my 'style'
at last :o)

I have a very dear friend who makes the most amazing, beautiful and yummy Christmas cookies every year ~~ I made this card in anticipation for this year's batch (ohhh, hope she's not thinking of discontinuing the "Tradition") It takes so much work and time to make literally hundreds of cookies with 50+ different varieties that she has to start the baking process in October (freezing the basic cookies). She packages them up on decorative trays, tins, boxes and cello wraps ~ some get mailed to family and friends out of state even. I used to perform this same "labor of love" when I lived up North many years ago---one year I counted over 1000 cookies made! But now I just have my favorite 4-6 different Italian cookies (and no where near 1000) that I make and give out to family and friends.

Card Supplies ~ The gingerbread cookie stamp is another oldie from Sugarloaf. I inked all four with "Coffee" from Archival Ink, white/red/green frosting colored with Martha Stewart's opaque markers, the bow tie is "Stickles" Candy Cane glitter. "Thank you for the yummy Christmas cookies" printed with Holly Sprigs font on my computer. Polka dot card stock is from my ACMoore stash and the red grossgrain ribbon is from Michael's.

Would love to hear whatchya think ~

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Moxie Fab- Shabby Chic or Vintage

Okay, here's my second card for Moxie Fab World's Christmas card challenges last week. This one is to create a shabby chic or vintage holiday card, gift wrap, ornament, home decor item, or paper crafted gift. While I'm not sure what the heck my "Style" is, I don't think I'm "shabby, chic or vintage" ~ but I always love the femininity of the cards everyone creates with this style. I like the distressing, buttons, lace, fabric, antique patterned papers, ribbons and 'picture post card' look. Not quite certain I captured all or any of that with my entry, but here it is.

My card ~ Stamp is CTMH clear stamp from the set "Ticket For All Seasons" which I inked with Whispers 'Black' and outlined with a gold glitter gel pen then added Stickles 'Crystal' for some sparkle. The gingham ribbon is from Michael's and the antique frame is from 'Miss Elisabeth' Scrapbook Embellishments. I have a collection of buttons from years ago when I sewed all my own clothes, this antiquey looking one has a rose painted on it, it's 'pinned' to the bow with green tipped straight pins from my sewing basket. The corners are rounded with my Marvy punch and the sentiment is printed in "English" font.

Would love to hear what you think :o)