Monday, April 30, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Shaped Cards

Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

It's a great day, especially when you have a cupcake!  This cute little guy is called Cherry on Top...very fitting, and he is a new release today from Paper Pretties.  Our challenge this week is to make a shaped card...I tried so hard to make this into a cupcake shaped card, but I just couldn't make it work!  Surprising with all of the "stuff" I have! 

You can check out all of the information on this challenge and see the new sets in there entirety HERE

Card Details:
Stamps:  Cherry on Top by Paper Pretties
Paper:  Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo by SU
Accessories:  Copic markers; SU punches; Nestabilities

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FBW200 Thanks for the memories!

Well, the day is here!  On the one hand, we have the 200TH CHALLENGE OF FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY (yippee!), but on the other hand, we have the last challenge of Flutterby Wednesday (boo hoo).  I tried to get a little sentimental with my heart was in the right place.  I found this wonderful paper that said things like, "joy, wonderful, happiness, memories, sparkle" and that is what I associate with Flutterby Wednesday.  However, I got a little sad and lost my mojo in the middle of the card, so you'll have to forgive me! 

Now, I'm going to get a little sentimental.  I really believe that I have been in full denial that FBW is going to end, and that is why I got a little befuddled making this card.  I really wanted to go out with a bang and give you the best card that I've ever made, but that didn't happen.  However, over the course of almost 150 challenges with FBW, I've given you all a body of work that has slowly and steadily improved, had some duffers, and even had moments of brilliance.  That is growth, and I believe that I have grown in this challenge.  So, the words "traditions, the good life, family, and I love you" are also befitting of my experience here.  We have been a little family, and above all, we've had smiles.  And, I hope we have brought some smiles to your face, too. 

So, with our last challenge, we have a fun sketch from Jen Shults for you, and we would love to have you play along with us HERE

Thanks for the memories! 

Card Details:
Stamps:  sentiment by SU
Paper:  Target DSP (who knew?); Lovely Lilac and Concord Crush by SU
Ink:  Concord Crush by SU
Accessories:  SU punches; SU ribbon; Sizzix BIGZ die; Cuttlebug embossing folder

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

PTT65 A very special party this week!

Hi everyone!  This week at Party Time Tuesdays our theme is anything goes plus kraft!  However, we have a tribute this week.  One of our very own is going through a battle with breast cancer.  We wanted to share our special cards with you this week to honor her and show her our support.  We all know someone who has been touched by breast cander, so I know that you will want to play along with us this week!  You can read all about it HERE

We also have three great sponsors this week -- Bugaboo Stamps, Crafty Sentiments, and The Kraft Outlet!  Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Card Details:
Stamps:  Some Support - How You Holding Up? by Bugaboo Stamps
Paper:  Kraft from The Kraft Outlet; Melon Mambo by SU
Ink:  Pink Pirouette by SU
Accessories:  Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU ribbon; SU punches; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FBW199 Case-ing and Saying Goodbye

It's a cliche--"all good things must come to an end." A cliche, but it doesn't make it any less real! Today is the 199th challenge at Flutter By Wednesday, and next week, it will turn 200. Then, Danni is going to turn off the lights for the FBW challenge. What an amazing run it has had, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it for so long. Danni gave me my first shot on a design team, and it has meant the world to me. She is an awesome team leader and an awesome person. I'm still in a bit of denial, and I'm sure that Wednesdays will feel funny without posting a Flutterby card, but we understand that it is time to move on! We hope that you will play along with us this week and next to go out with a bang. It's always nice to go out on top!

Our challenge this week is to case Danni's first challenge card, and you can find it HERE, along with more details about the end of an era! We hope to see you!
Card Details:
Stamps: Butterfly Beauties by Unity; sentiment by Woodware USA
Paper: Lemonade by Basic Grey; Purely Pomegranate by SU
Ink: Versamark; Purely Pomegranate by SU
Accessories: Embossing powders; SU punches; SU Hodgepodge Hardware

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PTT64 Color/Photo Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! It is hard to believe that it is the middle of April already! Where does the time go? This week at Party Time Tuesdays, we have some fabulous sponsors -- Bugaboo, Digital Delights, and Cheery Lynn Designs. I was able to work with this adorable image from Digital Delights! If you would like to join in the fun this week, take a gander at the picture below and upload your creation HERE.
Card Details:
Stamps: Floating Scrubbie Sue by Digital Delights; sentiment by Woodware USA
Paper: Island Oasis DSP by Stampin' Up; Basic Black and Rose Red
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU ribbon; SU punches

Monday, April 16, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Dry or Wet Embossing

Take a little time for yourself--wow, those are words that a) we rarely hear, or b) when we do hear them, we rarely heed them. Being a parent just puts it further down the list! I hope you will take a little time for yourself and join us for this week's Paper Pretties challenge--use dry or wet embossing! You can upload your creation HERE.
Card Details:
Stamps: Mannie by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Lemonade by Basic Grey; Rose Red by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder; SU ribbon and punches

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

FBW198 Happy Birthday

This is a departure from my usual card, but I wanted to simplify this a bit!! The texture is what speaks in this card! We have a Birthday-themed challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday! We hope that you will join us--upload HERE. Don't forget your butterfly, fairy, or angel!
Card Details:
Stamps: Kindness Matters and Create a Cupcake by SU
Paper: SU whisper white
Ink: Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry by SU
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folders; SU ribbon; SU border punch

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

PTT63- Water!

Welcome to the party this week...we are exploring water this week! So, think about that water theme and see what you make of it! We also have two wonderful sponsors this week--Three Bugs in a Rug and Bugaboo. The paper above is from the former and the stamp is from the latter.

If you would like to join us this week, please visit HERE for more information!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Lots of Layers

Today we have a Monday challenge that is really fun--using 3 or more layers! You can see some of my layers, but some are a little more subtle. I paper pieced and popped up the signs and the turtle's head in my card. In addition, I also used the sketch from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

If you would like to join us this week at the Paper Pretties Monday challenge, you can upload your card HERE.

Card Details:
Stamps: On the Move by Paper Pretties
Paper: Origins by Basic Grey; Kraft by Stampin' UP
Ink: Daffodil Delight by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU punches; Martha Stewart border punch; SU ribbon

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

FBW197 A Date with Sparkle Creations!

Hello Flutter By Wednesday fans! We have a treat from you today, in addition to the cupcake above! Sparkle Creations is our sponsor this week, and she gave me this adorable stamp to work with -- Cupcake Ruby! Isn't she adorable?

Our challenge this week is an open one, but don't forget your butterfly, angel or fairy! You can upload your card HERE and see all of the fabulous entries this week. In addition, you have the opportunity to win one of two Sparkle Creations stamps this week! Come on over, what are you waiting for?
Card Details:
Stamps: Cupcake Ruby by Sparkle Creations; sentiment by Woodware USA
Paper: Cheerful Treat DSP and Concord Crush by SU
Ink: Concord Crush by SU; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU ribbon; SU border punch; Butterfly Embosslits; SU punches

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PTT62 - All About the Flowers!

Welcome to the party this week! We have a theme of flowers today, and we have two wonderful sponsors -- Bugaboo Stamps and The Stamping Boutique. I was happy to work with this lovely image from The Stamping Boutique called daisies! I love the simplicity of the flowers, and the watering can is precious!

If you would like to join in the challenge this week, please visit HERE and read up on the rules! There are always great prizes to be had!

Card Details:
Stamps: Daisies by The Stamping Boutique
Paper: Lemonade by Basic Grey; Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Jolees stickers; SU ribbon

Monday, April 2, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Welcome to another Manic Monday at Paper Pretties -- manic on my part, not Paper Pretties! We have an adorable little duck today trying to find shelter under some really beautiful flowers! If you would like to join us for our April Showers bring May Flowers, please visit HERE for more information and to upload your photo.

Card Details:
Stamps: April by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Picadilly by Basic Grey; Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Stampin' Up ribbon and punch