Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FBW160 Through the Craft Room Door

Happy Wednesday...we are back from our one week hiatus at Flutter By Wednesday! This week we have an open challenge, but we are being sponsored by a wonderful online publication called Through the Craft Room Door, and you could win a one year's subscription! If you would like to join us, don't forget to include a butterfly, fairy, and/or angel on your creation! Upload HERE for your chance to win!

I dug this image out the other day, and I was determined to finally use it! I actually already had the hair and skin colored. I haven't colored a lot of African-American skin and hair, but I decided to try it once upon a time. I liked it, so I thought, why not create a card around it? Well, here it is!

Card Details:

Stamps: Summer Fairy Finna by Mo Manning

Paper: Eva by Basic Grey; Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up

Ink: Creative Memories Precious Elements silver pen

Accessories: Copic markers; Sizzix die for flourishes; rhinestone by Bo Bunny; Spica glitter pens for wings

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots - Tuesday Edition

Welcome, welcome!! We are taking a three week break from Paper Pretties, but we will be back on the 18th of July with a new team in place and brand new images! Today, we were able to use any of the images that we have premiered thus far! I always loved this little guy in the teacup, so I knew that I had to use him on my card this week! It's a really simple layout with all of my favorite colors! I love pink and purple, so using them together was a no-brainer. The pop of bright pink was a surprise, but I like it! I used up some ribbon scraps and made my loopy little embellishment in the corner!

Thanks for stopping by today! Catch you tomorrow for my Flutter By Wednesday card!

PTT22 Happy 4th of July!!

Hello Party's another challenge here at Party Time Tuesdays!! We are so glad to have you join us! We still have prizes over at the Party Time Tuesdays blog, so please see below, and check out the details HERE!

Our challenge this week was to make a Fourth of July card, and we are joined by a fabulous guest designer this week...the awesomely talented Jeanne Streff. She is the DT coordinator for Flower Soft, our sponsor for this week!

If you would like to join the Party as one of our design team members, please see this post HERE for more details! And, you can check us out in the latest installment of!

Card Details:

Stamps: Snow Burst and sentiment by Stampin' Up

Paper: seasonal paper from Target; Poppy Parade and Brilliant Blue by SU

Ink: Pallette Noir; Versamark

Accessories: Nestabilities; embossing powder

Monday, June 27, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #33 - Patriotic Colors and/or Theme

This week we have a choice between a patriotic color combo or a patriotic theme. I chose the color combo, and it so reminds me of summer! I used the fun set from Woodware USA called Sail Away, and my sentiment is from another Woodware USA set -- Ted in the Garden.

I find that I can get just about any sentiment from my Woodware USA sets, and they fit perfectly in a lot of my SU punches and small Nestabilities! Yay for me!

If you would like to join us this week, please visit the Woodware USA blog HERE for more details! Thanks for stopping by today!

Some additional challenges:

The Paper Shelter #19 - Fun in the Sun
Delightful Challenges - Fun in the Sun
Papertake Weekly - Here Comes the Sun
Tuesday Taggers - Here Comes the Sun

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mature Ladies Have All the Fun!!

Our challenge this week over at Art Impressions was to use a handmade flower. Well, I had the handmade flower, I just needed to build the card around it! Have you done that? Had one small element, and you need to build the card around it? Usually, I just start with the colored image...this week a little backwards! If you would like to join the challenge, please visit HERE. My card above uses the stamp called Out to Lunch in the Golden Oldies collection. The paper is June Bug by Basic Grey.

The second card is from last week that I forgot to could I forget that? This looks like a super fun road trip, doesn't it? I can only imagine the bad behavior!! This image is called Shoppers Front (this is part of one of AI's front and back images), and it is also from the Golden Oldies collection. Of course, I had to put Mimi on the front in honor of our Mimi! The paper in the above card is from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots, Tuesday Edition

2nd post today -- please scroll down for Party Time Tuesdays
Grab your sunglasses because this little guy is seriously bright!! We have two fun new images designed by ARTish for Paper Pretties, and this little cutie is aptly called Wade! I just love him clutching his little beach ball! I colored him with Copics and cut him out...always relaxing to me, well, most of the time! I mounted him on Basic Grey paper that is cut with Nestabilities. On the black frame, I used my Creative Memories Precious Elements silver pen to doodle a bit. I knew that it needed something, so I stamped the sentiment directly on the yellow paper. Big mistake, it was so crooked. So, to mask it, I had to use my trusty oval and scalloped oval punches. It wasn't my favorite, but at least I didn't have to start from scratch!

My little lamentation...I haven't received a comment on one of my Paper Pretties cards in a month. Are they that bad or are they getting lost in the shuffle? Hmmm...perhaps everyone is as swamped as I am!

Thanks for stopping by today!

J'adore le temps parti mardi! PTT21

Oui...I'm gettin' all Frenchy with y'all! Yes, how do you like that little turn of phrase? I had to get into the spirit of things with this fun stamp from our sponsor this month -- In addition to their vast array of all things Copic, they also carry stamps, and this little cutie is called Pierre, and he is designed for the company Your Next Stamp. He is adorable! We also have this fun Washi tape to work with, so I just went for it! I combined some scraps with the tape and our wonderful sketch by Stacy this month!

If you would like to join us in creating the sketch below, please visit HERE for more information and inspiration!

Party Time Tuesdays is having a Design Team Call, and we are looking for some new members for our team. If you would like to join us, please see this post HERE for more details!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Pierre by Your Next Stamp from; sentiment is computer generated

Paper: Various Basic Grey scraps; Riding Hood Red and Basic Black from Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Washi tape; Martha Stewart bling

Monday, June 20, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #32 - a sketch from Kerry

Welcome to another challenge at Woodware USA...this week we have a sketch seen below!! To enter your card and see other DT samples, please visit HERE! We would love to have you join us for this week's challenge.

I made this card the other day, and I actually used some of the paper from the "new" in colors by Stampin' Up. Well, seeing as how they came out a year ago, I'm a little behind on what is "new"! 30 minutes before we are to leave to go and have a Father's Day dinner with my husband's family, I ask him if he bought his dad a card. Well, he hadn't, so I used the above card as a template, and I made one in under 20 minutes! I was proud of myself, but I didn't have time to take a picture of it. Just image a more masculine version using the leaves from the set Daisy Squares!

Card Details:

Stamps: Daisy Squares and Garden Greetings by Woodware USA

Paper: Blushing Bride DSP; Blushing Bride CS and Elegant Eggplant CS by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch; rhinestones; Silver Creative Memories pen

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Whimsy and Stars New Release!!

Welcome Whimsy and Stars fans!! I'm so excited to be a part of this summer's guest design team for Whimsy and Stars Studio. And, Mabelle has an amazing new release for you today! You are going to love it! I have chosen to use Teddy Baby today for this latest release!! She is just adorable, and I couldn't wait to color that cute little teddy bear!! If you would like to see what the rest of the team has designed, please visit HERE for more eye candy!

Card Details:

Stamps: Teddy Baby by Mabelle RO Whimsy and Stars Studio

Paper: Kioshi by Basic Grey; Pale Plum and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up

Ink: computer ink for digi stamp

Accessories: Copic markers; Making Memories ribbon slide; satin ribbon; Martha Stewart border punch; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder; Nestabilities Labels 17

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FBW159 - A Citrus-y, Summery Combo!

I wanted to combine today's Flutter By Wednesday post with an exciting announcement for me!! I was selected to serve on the Whimsy and Stars Summer Guest Design Team. I was just overjoyed with this news as Mabelle's designs are exactly my cup of tea! She is so talented, and I can't believe how lucky I feel!! Now, this Saturday is a new release, and I will be back then to share my cards made with the new images!! My little sweetie, Little Girl Garland, on today's card is one that you can purchase in the Whimsy and Stars Etsy store.

Our challenge for this week at Flutter By Wednesday is a wonderfully summery color combo -- pink, green, and orange! You will love it!! And, I had the perfect designer paper pack from SU to help me along -- Kaleidoscope! If you would like to join us this week, please visit us HERE for more details and to upload your card. Please don't forget to use a butterfly, fairy, or angel (like I almost did!!)

Card Details:

Stamps: Little Girl Garland by Mabelle RO - Whimsy and Stars Studio
Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP by SU; Green Galore, Pixie Pink, and Pink Passion by SU

Ink: none

Accessories: Prima flowers; SU brads; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Sizzix die cut; Copic markers; May Arts ribbon; EK Success border punch; SU Sizzix Butterfly embosslit

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PTT20 Happy Father's Day!!

2nd post today -- please scroll down for Paper Pretties

How would you like to win these little beauties seen below? Well, all you have to do is join us this week at Party Time Tuesdays! Our theme is Father's Day, and you have until early next week to create your card and upload it! Check it out HERE for more details. We would love to have you join in the party at Party Time Tuesdays!

We are being sponsored all month long by Icopic, and I just can't get enough of my beloved
Copic markers...I'm actually about 30 away from having them all! Can you say obsessed?

The adorable image that we are using today is from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, and they have some super cute images for you to play with. And, best of all, they are digital, so you can have almost instant gratification!! AWESOME!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Cowboy Kid by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps; sentiment by Woodware USA

Paper: Stampin' Up DSP; Night of Navy by SU
Ink: Night of Navy by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; EK Success border punch; CM silver pen; SU gingham ribbon

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots - Tuesday Edition

Happy Tuesday!! We have another edition of the Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots!! We had a week off last week, but we are back and ready to roll!! I love the two images that we had to work with this week! See below for Tommy and Frank by ARTish for Paper Pretties! If you would like to see the other samples for these cuties, please visit HERE!

I lost my beloved cloud just went poof in my craft room! I have no idea where it went, so I had to finally try one of the Copic cloud tutorials that I had seen on my blog travels. Now, this is my first attempt, but I don't hate it, so that is a plus! The tutorial can be found HERE if you are interested!


Card Details:

Stamps: Frank by ARTish for Paper Pretties; sentiment by Woodware USA

Paper: Lauderdale by Basic Grey; Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: CM silver pen; Copic markers; Martha Stewart border punch; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder

Monday, June 13, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #31 - Happy Birthday!

It's Happy Birthday time at Woodware USA! This week, our challenge is to make a birthday card -- that shouldn't be too hard, right? If you would like to join us, please visit HERE for more details! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

My card uses a fairly new pack of paper from Basic Grey - Life of the Party. I loved the woodgrain on the brown, so I had to use it. I stamped the branch image on Kraft paper, then I stamped the owl and sentiment on white, colored it, and popped it up on the panel. It is a simple layout, but I like the way it came out! The images come from this wonderful set -- Owl Greetings by Woodware USA. I just love the talking and thinking bubbles that are in the set. Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Art Impressions - Monochromatic Challenge #19

Let's Do Lunch!! These lovely ladies can only be doing one thing -- gossiping!! Or else swapping doctor stories! I was asked to be the guest designer at ART Impressions this month, and it is fun to step out of my box and use some fun stamps!! They have a challenge each week, and the prizes are awesome!

This week's challenge is to make your card monochromatic. Well, the few Art Impressions images that I have are very detailed, so that posed another challenge in my mind. How do I make it monochromatic. Well, I decided to pull a little trick and only coloring a few pieces of the image in the color that I had selected. Who doesn't love pink?

If you would like to join us this week, please visit HERE to upload your card and see other fabulous creations!

Card Details:

Stamps: Hatta Girls by Art Impressions

Paper: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and dsp by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU ribbon; rhinestones

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

FBW158 Going Dotty!

I love polka dots, so when I found out our challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday was to use polka dots, I was excited!! And, I was able to use my brand new Joy! Crafts die that I purchased recently! The only drawback was getting it out of the die, but it came out beautifully!! My paper is from the Cupcake 6x6 pack from Basic Grey, which I only have about 5 more sheets...can't believe that I've almost used up an entire one of those packs!!

If you would like to join us this week at FBW, please upload your card (including a butterfly, fairy, or angel) HERE! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Card Details:
Stamps: Jane's Script by Woodware USA
Paper: Cupcake by Basic Grey; Poppy Parade and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Joy! Crafts die; Nestabilities Circle; Creative Memories circle; assorted red pearls; SU Word Window and Modern Label punch; ribbon

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PTT19 It's a Summer Birthday Party

It's a Summer Birthday at Party Time Tuesdays this week!! I know that it is hot enough here in North Carolina to qualify for summer, so let's get this party started! We have some amazing sponsors lined up for June!! This week's sponsor is 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, and they have supplied me with this amazing image called Turtle Sundae!! I just love the play on words! He is a cutie!

Also, ALL MONTH LONG, we are being sponsored by! Do you know what that means for you? Can you GUESS??? Yes, we have Copic markers for you to win!! Let me repeat that -- COPIC MARKERS TO WIN!! It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside, so what are you waiting for? Click HERE to enter your summer birthday card!!

I used this amazing layout from Sketch Saturday for my Party Time Tuesdays card this week!! I just love all of the elements of this sketch!! The challenge is Sketch Saturday #158!

Card Details:

Stamps: Turtle Sundae by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps; sentiment from Mixed Greetings by Woodware USA
Paper: Cupcake by Basic Grey; Poppy Parade and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; balloon sticker; My Mind's Eye ribbon; EK Success corner punch