Saturday, May 29, 2010

House Mouse Challenge #70-Goodbye and Farewell

Happy Saturday afternoon, everyone! Did a little gardening this morning, but now it is way too hot out there to do much of anything so I am in my craft room keeping cool and creating...which is really more fun!

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is having their first ever BLOG HOP with some awesome prizes and great inspiration along the way. Check it out here:

They are adding some very talented ladies to their fabulous team and always have such fun challenges using House Mouse stamps. I think of entering every week and then ......
well, you know how that goes :-P
But, anywho, today's the day and here's my first entry for their "Goodbye/Farewell" card challenge.
Click on both images for more detail, the large image shows how shimmery "Shimmerz" paints are and the small photo shows off the vibrant colors better.

My Card~
Stamp: House Mouse "I Give You My Heart" ~ this image makes me think of someone leaving cause a piece of my heart goes with them
Cardstock: The melon colored mat is from DCWV: the base card is actually a note card front from "Colorbox"
Ink: image was stamped with "Ranger" coffee and colored in with Shimmerz paints
Tools & Embellishments: The border punch is Martha Stewart and the shimmery yellow ribbon is from Michaels

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ if you leave me a comment, I will return to your Blog and say Hi! :) :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get Sketchy #39 and Moxie Fab Fun with Fabric

Hi Everyone. Hope you are doing well here in the middle of the week. Wow, it's Wednesday already... where does the week go? Anyone???

I am posting this card for two challenges, Moxie Fab World's - Fun with Fabric (hope my hand cut felt flowers qualify) and the layout design is from Get Sketchy. I like this color combo of orchid, aqua blue white and black...don't use it often enough~

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, your comments are so appreciated ~ It gives me the chance to pop over and visit yours :O)

My Card~
Cardstock: orchid base card and aqua blue are from Martha Stewart
Stamps: The large polka dots are from my Impression Obsession background stamp inked with Brilliance 'Pearlescent Sky Blue' to make my own background paper (again :)
Tools: "With Love" is a Cuttlebug embossing folder; Border punch is 'Arch Lattice' from Martha Stewart
Embellishments: The hand-cut felt flowers are from my stash of black and white felt squares bought at Joanne's; the smaller cut out felt flowers with bling are from 'Crafter's Square"; the black and white ribbon is from Big Lots: the blue button is from Making Memories

Monday, May 24, 2010

Moxie Fab - Tuesday Trigger- Vintage Pink and Blue Dishes

This is Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger "Pink and Blue Dishes" by Alicia Thelin. Love the color combo and think the Pink looks more Peachy Coral, so my card was created with this peach and blue and white. I made my own background paper (polka dots) and used the Emboss Resist Technique. I like how it came out and think it can be used for different occasions.

My Card ~
Card stock: Blue, Peach, Kraft from Basic Grey, White from Martha Stewart
Stamps: Solid wildflowers is from "Just For Fun"; the large polka dots are from Impression Obsession "Cover.a.card" collection
Ink: Ranger's embossing: Ranger's Terra Cotta (sponged over the embossed flowers and edged on the blue mat; Stampabilities' French Blue covered the polka dots stamp
Tools: Cuttlebug "script" embossing folder; Martha Stewart's scalloped edge; Corner rounder from EKSuccess
Ribbon is from Target

Friday, May 7, 2010

Moxie Fab - Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge

Moxie Fab has a challenge that looked like a fun one to enter. But, I couldn't find any 'chairs' in my assortment of stamps.... oh nooo! So, I was looking through the latest "Spaces" magazine and found this gorgeous chair for sale at a local furniture store. Thought this would be a fun 'thinking of you' card to send. The inside price tag is really the cost of this Victorian Leather Side Chair by Thomasville~pretty, huh?
Click on the photos for more details.

My card~
Base card, brown and white mats/tags are from American Crafts
Stamp: Fern is Martha Stewart
Embellishments: button and embroidery floss from Joanne's; Lattice border punch is Martha Stewart

Monday, May 3, 2010

Betsy Veldman's Sketch Challenge

Don't you just love Betsy Veldman!?! She has the most inspirational blog ~ when you have some time (actually, take lots of time :o) head on over and check out her beautiful creations

I needed another Baby Girl card and wanted to do something "new" --- just love reinventing that wheel. This is 2 of 3 baby girls born to friends --- the third is due in October. Betsy has a wonderful sketch challenge that seemed to be "perfect" for this card. What do you think? Is there enough pink?

My card:
Base card stock is pink marble from Xerox, pink and white stripe and flowery print designer paper from Creative Imaginations.
The sleeping baby bear on a cloud is a felt 3-D sticker from the Dollar store.
The pink heart shaped button is from a package bought at Michael's.
Glittery butterfly, star from my stash.
There is gingham ribbon under the lace and the white ribbon through the button - all from Michael's
Extra Giga scalloped oval punch by Marvy
Sentiment typed on my computer in brown ink
Hmmm, there are NO stamps on this card~it may be a "first" :o)