Saturday, May 29, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 66

Good Morning! How is your weekend shaping up? It's just beautiful here today and tomorrow is forecast to be even nicer. We're hoping to do a few things around the house and then head out to the boat, maybe a BBQ at the marina.

Here is my card for sketch 66 over at Card Patterns. (I'm the Guest DT this week!!! Yay!) The beautiful blue paper is from GCD Studios embossed with the swirls folder from Cuttlebug. I used Label 4 from Nestibilities for the square and then stamped the border with Vintage Label set from Papertrey Ink. Sentiment is from PI as well. Ribbon is from Offray, pearls are from Basic Grey, rhinestones are from MAMBI and the tag is from Making Memories.

Hope you have time to play along with the Card Patterns blog this week. I'm always amazed at how different all the cards are using the same sketch.

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, May 28, 2010

365 Cards, Courage and Strength

The challenge for today at 365 Cards blog is to make a card with the courage and strength theme. This couldn't have come at a better time. I've been needing an inspirational card for a while now, just needed the push to sit down and make it.

The pattered paper is from Bo Bunny and Basic Grey, sentiment is from the Internet, flowers are from Prima and punched from a dictionary page.

Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, especially those of you in the US-enjoy your extra long weekend.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 65

Busy days around here. Along with work and regular stuff, May and June get filled up with year end school activities and dance and music recitals. This year, we also have 2 graduations at our house. All of that leaves little time to create.

I do need a little creative fix once in a while, so this afternoon, I snuck a few minutes and made a card for this weeks Card Pattern's sketch challenge.

The cool shoe image is from a set of greeting cards I got at The Discount Emporium store here in town. I try and make it in there every few weeks. You never know what treasures you'll find in there and they usually have great deals on note cards.

The patterned paper is from K&Co., sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is from Offray.

And just a little exciting news to add to today's post...I get to be the Guest DT member for Sketch 66 at Card Patterns. I'm thrilled to be given this chance. Check back on Saturday...

Thanks for stopping by today,

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oldie Moldie Monday and 2S4Y

I'm a tad late with my OMM card, but better late than never, right? Hard to believe it's Monday again and time to dig through our collective stash and find some long forgotten paper and embellies.

Today, I found some older Bo Bunny paper. I'm sure I've had this for about 4 years, yet when I pulled it out, I still liked it. It's very pretty and feminine. This card is based on this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You

The flower is from Imaginisce, brad is from K&Co., sentiment is from SRM stickers.

Thanks so much for dropping by. If you'd like to join Barb and I in our Oldie Moldie Monday challenge, just upload you card to our Flickr Gallery. You'll be using up your stash to make room for new stuff, you'll have a beautiful card created and we'll give your OMM card some extra love in our gallery. It's a win-win situation.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

More Luscious Red!

It's a gorgeous Sunday here today. We did some yard work, dug up some Periwinkle (it just takes over, doesn't it?) opened the pool and just enjoyed the wonderful sunshine.

Then I snuck away to play with paper. I'm back to using the new Lush line from My Mind's Eye. It comes in black, red, brown, pink, blue and green. And it's simply luscious! The Damask paper that I used today is flocked and just so pretty.

This is for the sketch 64 challenge at Card Patterns. I just love the way it turned out, this sketch just spoke to me. When I found this gorgeous ribbon in my stash, I knew it would be perfect with the Damask.

I used Nestabilities label one die cut and the Vintage Label Set and Birthday Basics stamps from Papertrey Ink. The flowers I used were some of the first ones I bought when Prima first came out with them. They were a perfect match. The scallop border die is from QuicKutz.

So that's all from me today. I am off to do Taxi Duty...the girls need me.
It's nice to be needed!!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Seeing Red....

I usually tend to stay away from red and white cards. That's because no matter what I try, those colours always remind me of the Canadian flag. But I recently got some Lush paper from My Mind's Eye and it was so pretty, I gave it a try. It turned out ok, but a little bit of O Canada is sneaking into my mind......

This is for today's challenge on 365 cards to use some criss cross on your card. All paper is from MME, ribbon is Offray, gem is from Prima, script embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

Thanks for dropping by,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2S4Y sketch Birthday Card

A very special friend is having a birthday this Saturday. And I am running late with my card...but it is going out by super speedy mail today and it should arrive by tomorrow.

So this friend is a cardmaker. Don't you find it hard to create a card for someone who makes beautiful cards? I certainly do, maybe that's why I put it off till the last minute. I found that if I focused on what this friend likes, it was a little easier to come up with a card.

She loves Basic Grey, she loves cupcakes, and I'm pretty sure she doesn't mind a bit of ribbon and some scallops!!

This is based on this week's 2S4Y sketch. The paper is from Basic Grey, ribbon is from Offray, sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up, colored with Tombow markers. Scallop circle die cut is from Nestabilities, border is from QuicKutz.

Thanks for dropping by. Off I go to mail it super fast...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oldie Moldie Monday and a Winner!

I'm always amazed at how fast Monday's come around. Amazingly it's time for OMM and time to announce a winner from last week's OMM and Operation Write Home challenge.

Thanks to all of you who entered and played along with us. We saw some wonderful cards using up some of your long lost supplies. It was great to see. Check out our Flickr gallery to see all the wonderful cards.

The winner of my prize package is.....WindRyder Dreams! Congratulations! Please email me your mailing address to and I'll get your goodies out to you this week.

To see Barb's winner, check here.

On to today's Oldie Moldie card...this one is for 365 card challenge blog. The challenge today is to create a card inspired by the 1920's.

My flapper stamp is from Hero Arts circa 2002, the paper is from a pad of Vintage Papers from Hot off the Press, also a few years old. Sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

Hope you join Barb and I again sometime in our Oldie Moldie Monday challenge. It's a great way to use up those long forgotten papers and supplies.

Hope you have a great day.

Ps...I do have a Canadian contact to send cards to the Canadian troops. Let me know if you'd like to have it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stormy Friday Night

It is rainin' and thunderin' and blowin' out there tonight. Perfect night to hide in my studio and play with paper.

Tonight's card is for the 365 Card challenge blog. The challenge is to use 3 C's on a card, circle, cross stitch and cream color.

I think the patterned paper is from Stemma, but it was in my scrap pile, so I may never know. I punched out a scalloped circle and dry embossed it with a Cuttlebugs textile texture embossing folder. The flowers are from Prima, brad is from Recollections. Rub on is from Melissa Frances, self adhesive ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the embroidery floss is from DMC.

Don't forget to check out my post on Monday for a fun sketch challenge we're doing with Operation Write Home. You have till Sunday night to make a card to be eligible for a fun prize from me and Barb.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Oldie Moldie Monday, A Sketch and Prizes!

Welcome to Oldie Moldie Monday!

My friend Barb and I are joining Operation Write Home this week. They have a wonderful card challenge site on their blog Stars and Stamps and each Sunday they post a sketch challenge. This is a wonderful organization that sends handmade cards to our deployed troops, so they can in turn send them home to friends and family. Barb has been playing along with their challenges and has made an impressive 50 cards which she recently sent off to OWH so they can send them to the troops.

We hope you play along. Here are the details of the challenge:
  • Using your long lost supplies, make a masculine and a feminine card based on the sketch
  • Upload it to our Oldie Moldie Monday Flickr Gallery
  • Come back to our blogs next Monday (May 10th) to see if you are one of our winners. Barb and I are each offering a prize.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my feminine card. The stamp is from Impression Obsession stamped on Daisy D's paper that I've been hoarding. The ribbon is from Offray, sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink, border punch is from Fiskars, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.

And here's my masculine card. The stamp is from Rubberstamp Ave, paper is from Basic Grey, ribbon is from Martha Stewart and sentiment is from Papertrey Ink again.

Check out the Stars and Stripes Blog for all kinds of inspiration, information about their organization and an address where to send your cards. I'm working on a Canadian address that we can send to and hope to have that before the end of the week.
So that's it...hope you have a happy Monday and get some time to dig into your pile of older supplies and come and play with us.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Sunday

Hope you're all having a great day. We did some work outside, it's actually quite humid here today. I was glad escape to my studio in the basement when all the work was done.

Today's card is for the sketch challenge on 365 Cards blog. It took me a minute to figure out the elements for the sketch, but when it came together, I quite like the result.

The paper was a gift, so I don't know the manuf. of it. White and sheer flowers are from Prima, purple is a die cut from Sizzix. The flourish is from QuicKutz, bling is from the $ store and the sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. For the strip at the bottom, I used the tiny bubbles embossing folder and then I inked it with a white stamp pad.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to play with Barb and I as we dig into our Oldie Moldie stash (it doesn't have to be too moldie!!) and give our long forgotten supplies new life.

There will be a sketch...and there will be prizes...and it's all for a good cause!! Here's my prize offering...

Hope to see you tomorrow.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lots to share...

Happy Saturday. I hope you're having a wonderful day. I've been busy and have a few things to share today. Hope you have a few minutes to spend here...

First, here's my take on Moxie Fab's 'Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge'. I know, it's simple and quick, but it will be perfect to send to a friend who I haven't seen for a while. I amazingly have no chair stamps or images so I went to Microsoft's Word program, searched for chair clip art and found this cute image. This is also loosely based on the sketch at 2S4Y. I am always in awe of Laura, Kazan and the DT cards. They are always so beautiful. My simple card is a distant cousin to theirs.....

Next is a card for this weekend's sketch challenge at the SRM stickers blog. Stamp is from Serendipity stamps, sticker is from SRM stickers. Love using them on cards.

Next is a project I first saw on eighteen25. I loved it the minute I saw it and Julia decided that this was the perfect thank you gift to give to a Student Teacher. So coupons in hand, we hit Michaels.

We found most of these things in the $1.50 aisle and then threw in some extra goodies.

For the outside we bought 2 pkg. of coordinating file folders, also in the the $1.50 aisle. They are double sided, sturdy and worked perfectly to decorate the the outside of the box. The letters are Thickers from American Crafts. The ribbon is from Offray.

Miss V. loved her gift and the best part of all of this was that Julia and i had fun working on a project together.

After we were finished, I realized that the file folders would be perfect to use on cards. And pretty inexpensive too. Here's my card based on this week's sketch for CPS.

And since I shared 2 (or more!) projects, I'm entering this week's Die Cuts R Us challenge as well.
So why am I being so creative today? I wanted to let you know about a challenge that Barb and I are having starting Monday, May 3rd. It's our Oldie Moldie Monday challenge and we're joining Operation Write Home in hopes of getting lots of cards made that the troops can send home. And we're each offering a prize (See mine at the top of the sidebar).

Hope you come back on Monday, join us in using our much loved, but often ignored supplies and creating cards for a great cause.
Whew...did you make it all the way through this post??