Sunday, October 9, 2011

Punch buggy! No return!

Remember this saying? Your kids are probably still using it. We must actually cause a few injuries since we have a punch buggy, but a yellow one. Viva la Verve's Week 2 Sketch was the perfect inspiration for me. I decided to use this little VW bug for a 5 year old friend's birthday card. When I was putting the card together, I thought of that old saying and saw that it would go perfectly on the little banner. I had a lot of fun stamping a little background paper in different colours using "Birthday Wishes" from Verve's Make a Statement set.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Enjoy the Ride, Verve Make a Statement
Paper: PTI white, SU! real red, We R Memory Keepers DP
Ink: SU! real red, pumpkin pie, summer sun, old olive, PTI ocean tides, versafine onyx black
Accessories: PTI die, felt letter stickers, dimensionals, circle nesties
Other: punch buggy saying printed out in Word

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Congratulations on your new home!

Here is a card that I made for my MIL. She just moved into a new house and is having us all over for Thanksgiving dinner tonight. Papertrey Ink's Love Lives Here stamp set and dies are so fun to play with. The Congratulations is from an old Stampin Up greetings set.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here and Stampin Up All Year Cheer I
Paper: PTI white, SU! choc chip, unknown DP
Ink: SU! choc chip, certainly celery, pretty in pink
Accessories: PTI Love Lives Here dies, PTI ribbon and button, dimensionals

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

You rock!

I haven't made a card in ages, but had to make two today for birthday parties that my sons are going to. Had so much fun! I hope that I don't have to wait another month before I make another! ;)
This card is a combination of SU!, Verve and Papertrey stamps. So much fun to combine different stamp sets.

 Card ingredients:

Stamps: SU! Extreme Guitar, Verve Blue Skies, Papertrey Ink Grunge Me and Birthday Basics
Paper: PTI white, SU! pacific point
Ink: SU! pumpkin pie, old olive, pacific point, versafine onyx black
Accessories: mini letter stickers, dimensionals

Have a great day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Keep fighting!

I made this card for a close friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer. I was inspired by Andrea Ewen's card here. I sure wish that I didn't have to make this card... :(

Card ingredients:

Stamps: Verve Blue Skies, Words of Wisdom
Paper: PTI white, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP and unknown DP, coredinations cardstock
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Verve I heart U and rounded scallop frame, toothpick, paper twine

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Enjoy the ride!

I just got back from a fabulous week in Montreal with my daughter where we visited some dear friends. We had so much fun visiting the sights, drinking wonderful coffee (for me ~ yummy juices for her), relaxing, and people watching. We even squeezed in a weekend to Quebec City.

Here is one of the cards that I made during my Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty 37 challenge extravaganza. I thought the card went well with the trip theme.

Love these Papertrey Ink images and sentiments. The background stamp is one that my friend Maureen gave me ~ it made it easy to coordinate the colours.

Card Ingredients:

Stamps: PTI Enjoy the Ride, All Night Media BG stamp
Paper: SU! kraft, pacific point, PTI cream
Ink: SU! pacific point, versafine onyx black
Accessories: button, red twine, dimensionals

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thanxso much....

This past week I challenged myself to finish all 37 challenges organized by the Dirty Dozen and Dirty Dozen alumni at Splitcoaststampers for the "Dare To Get Dirty" event. I left it a little late, so I ended up completing them all over a 4 day period. It was so much fun. I loved all the different challenges these talented women put together. I will definitely mark this on my calendar for next year.

Here is one of my cards using a retired Stampin' Up stamp set, Farm Fresh. I love these funny takes on fruit box labels. I used another retired SU! background stamp, French Script, on the glassine bag. Next time, I think that I will use a slightly darker ink as it is difficult to see on the glassine bag.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: SU! Farm Fresh, French Script, Verve Sweet Scallop Tag
Ink: versafine onyx black, SU! reinkers, Ranger Distress ink, SU! whisper white
Paper: PTI cream, SU! choc chip, Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon DP
Other: Wilton doily, SU! seam binding, PTI felt, beautiful blooms dies, Verve sweet scallop die, PTI glassine bag, kaiser pearl

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

I knew that I wanted to use my new-to-me PTI set Enjoy the Ride for my dad for his birthday card; we had a black Volkswagen Beetle growing up. I browsed through the SplitcoastStampers gallery and found a great card by Kerry J, so I cased it!  Here is a link to her blog post. The paper was perfect, as my parents recently went on a trip to London. I just changed a couple of things on the card.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: PTI Enjoy the Ride
Ink: versafine onyx black
Paper: PTI cream, SU! old olive, October Afternoon Thrift Shop and Go Fly a Kite DP
Accessories: PTI die, SU! ribbon, dimensionals

Have a great day!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Moxie Fab Botanical

This was just the challenge I needed to kick start my cardmaking after a short hiatus. I have quite a few cards to make, but was lacking the motivation. Moxie Fab World is hosting challenge to use botanicals on a project. This is the first time I've inked up this Stampin' Up set, but now I'd like to make a card in all of the colours of the hydrangea.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: SU! Because I Care, SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds (for the ink splatters) PTI Round and Round (sentiment)
Ink: versafine onyx black, SU! close to cocoa, SU! reinkers, PTI tea dye
Paper: SU! kraft, almost amethyst, vintage paper bag, PTI cream
Accessories: Spellbinders rectangle nestabilities, ribbon tags, Joanne's ribbon, Wilton doily, SU! distresser

Check out the Moxie Fab Fanatical about Botanical challenge HERE! There are so many beautiful inspirational photos to look at.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monochromatic Viva la Verve

Here is my card for this week's sketch in Viva la Verve's July sketches. Maureen put together a really neat one this week. I didn't start out with the idea of doing a monochromatic card, but this is where I ended up.

Here is the sketch. As you can see, my square is a little tilted and lower than it should be.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: Verve love notes
Ink: SU! baja breeze
Paper: PTI white, SU! baja breeze, SU! greenhouse gala DP
Accessories: SU! pearls, seam binding, button

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mojo Monday Congrats...

The Mojo Monday 200 sketch this week was perfect for a congratulations card that I wanted to make for my sister. The only thing is, I tilted the square panel to make the notepaper look like it would be on a desk... She just finished her special education diploma, so I wanted something that had to do with school on the card.

Here it is:

Check out this week's sketch. Julee is celebrating the 200th Mojo Monday sketch with prizes.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: Verve Blue Skies, Seeing Stars, To the Moon
Ink: SU! Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red, Versafine onyx black
Paper: PTI white, SU! Ruby Red, Basic Grey Life of the Party DP
Accessories: PTI small limitless layers dies, pinking shears, PTI satin ribbon

Have a great day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

The current Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger is a fun one: a pretty yellow trench coat photographed in front of some pink and white wallpaper.

I had a good time combining sewing stamp sets from a number of companies. Verve's Classy Label die and stamp is perfect for a vintage sentiment.

Here is my card:

Check out the challenge at Moxie Fab:

Card ingredients:

Stamps: PTI quilter's sampler, dress form, SU! pattern pieces, Verve love notes
Ink: versafine onyx black, SU! so saffron, versamark
Paper: PTI white, unknown DP, SU! vellum paper
Accessories: Verve classy label die, PTI dress form die, Webster's bloomers, SU! so saffron wide twill, silver embossing powder, thrift store button, embroidery floss

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Play Date With a Good Friend....

These colours were so fun to play with this week at The Play Date Café. Here is my card using Papertrey Ink`s On My Couch and On My Couch Additions. It's always so fun to create little scenes with these stamp sets.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: PTI On My Couch and On My Couch Additions
Ink: SU! melon mambo, elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie
Paper: DCWV textured cardstock, PTI white, Basic Grey Life of the Party DP, SU! Concord crush
Accessories: SU! embossing folder, dimensionals

If you have time, head on over to The Play Date Café to check out the challenge.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Get Your Diva On With Verve!

Maureen is hosting a fun challenge over at Verve. This month's Get Your Diva On Challenge is to make something inspired by some fun "purse plastic", AKA gift cards. Here is my card:

I was inspired by this Chapters Bookstore gift card that I found in my wallet. I need to finish spending it!

Card ingredients:

Paper: PTI white, SU basic black, pacific point, Pawsitively Prints II (yellow flower), Basic Grey Life of the Party DP

Ink: SU bashful blue, pumpkin pie, pacific point, real red, versamark

Stamps: Verve Blue Skies, Celebration of Thanks

Accessories: white embossing powder, PTI flower dies, cork, brad, PTI ribbon, rectangle nestabilities, button, cotton thread, dimensionals

If you have time, check out the challenge. You have until July 17th. It's a fun one!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Moxie Fab Birthday Wishes

Here is my card for one of the Moxie Fab Challenges going on right now.  The challenge is to create a card that is predominantly stamped. I stamped my background paper to get the effect of a red bandana. I embossed the floral image in white and coloured in the little dots in black. Check out this Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: Stampin Up! Playful Petals, Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: SU! Whisper White, old olive, Versafine Onyx Black, SU! black marker
Paper: PTI white, SU! real red, basic black
Accessories: SU! eyelet border punch, PTI red buttons, Michaels gingham ribbon

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vintage Play Date

I'm on a roll here! It's great to be on summer holiday and to have a little more time for papercrafting. Here is my card for this week's Play Date Cafe colour challenge.

Card ingredients:

Stamps: PTI Button Boutique, Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: PTI vintage cream, aqua mist, ledger DP
Accessories: Wilton doily, PTI button card die, PTI aqua mist satin ribbon, Websters bloomers, vintage buttons, SU! vintage brads

Have a great day!

Cutie patootie

Here is my first blog posting with a card for the CR84FN Colour Challenge.

Card ingredients:
Stamps: None!
Paper: PTI vintage cream, SU! Pawsitively Prints II, Cosmo Cricket garden variety (printed image)
Accessories: Recollections flower (I took it apart and added the red layer), red satin ribbon, PTI grosgrain, thrift store eyelet lace