Friday, February 27, 2015

Birthday Greetings/ color throwdown331 & MOJO386

Today I'm linking my card to two challenges, color throwdown and Mojo386.  This is the last week of the month and the MOJO Monday sketch is always the Tall and Skinny layout. I usually have a difficult time with this size, but I think today I was able to get a decent card created using it. Aren't the colors for the color throwdown just beautiful? So bright, fresh, "Springy" and fun to work with.

I chose to use the inside sentiment on the outside of this card to utilize the full length of the Project Life Card & Label die. Both the outside sentiment and the inside Happy Birthday greeting is from the hostess set,  Bloom with Hope. I really like the graphic look of the flowers and script in this set, but I'm not sure why I haven't used it more.

Some things you might want to know:

Bloom with Hope
Shimmery White SU cardstock
Crumbcake, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo SU cardstock
Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride  SU ink
Versamark Jet Black ink
Clear embossing powder
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Festive piercing template
Perfect Polka Dots EF
Spring Flowers EF
Window Frames Collection

I hope you make it a wonderful Friday, have a blessed weekend, and are able to do something CRAFTY!

See you next week...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's Your Day / VLVFeb2015#3

Here is my card for VerveFeb2015#3 challenge. This is also a birthday card that is for my daughter whose birthday is this week. It was already mailed, thankfully!

I just love this birthday paper by SU, Birthday Bash SDSP. The colors just make me HAPPY! The flower, which is a new favorite of mine, is from a new set Crazy About You punched with 1 3/4"scallop punch.

I rounded the corners with the Project Life corner rounder, used the Banners framelits, an older punched piece to add to the top of the banner by Ek success, twine from the Feb.Paper Pumpkin kit, and all solid card stock by SU. 

That's about it for today. I have some wash to do and rearrange some bedroom drawers. Not necessarily as much fun as spending time in my Studio, but a girl needs to do what a girl need to do. :0)

Make it a great Thursday and go do something CRAFTY my friends.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

You're How Old/ VlVFeb2015#2

Today I'm posting sketch #2 of the VivaLa Verve challenge for the month of February. I needed a birthday card for one of my sons who was turning 40, and thought the this Just Sayin' stamp with matching framelit and sketch were perfect.

I combined papers from the recent Birthday Bash DSP and last years High Tides DSP. Since both papers included Calypso Coral, I used that color for the card base and accented it with  Night of Navy and a little Crushed Curry.

Well, I'm off to get this card in the mail so my son receives it on time! I hope you make your Wednesday great and are able to do something CRAFTY!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Make a Wish/ Viva La Verve Challenge 1

This week I will be posting cards that I will be linking to the Viva La Verve February challenges. Why not stop over and enter. They will have 4 sketches ( although #4 will be up this week) that you can link and have a chance to win a $100 gift voucher for Verve Stamps! The more sketches you enter the more chances you have on winning.  :0)

Just a note: the February Contest Deadline is  8pm Mountain, Thursday March 5.

This is sketch #1 which I used for a Birthday Card for my granddaughter. I think it might be a little hard to see, but the banner paper is Gold SP and the main paper and smaller banner are papers from Birthday Bash which have gold embossed designs. I paired it with Night of Navy paper and ink and Whisper White.

Make it a wonderful Monday and as always, do something CRAFTY my friends!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sympathy Card / Mojo Monday#385 /ColourQ#280

I hope your day is going well.  I decided to take time to play with the new MOJO Monday sketch and use the color challenge over at ColorQ. Although the colors were a little bit of a stretch for me, I'm was happy with the results.

Things you may want know:
Verve Scripture Medley 2
SU Thoughts and Prayers
SU Gorgeous Grunge
SU Flower Shop
SU Pansy Punch
SU Secret Garden Framelits
SU inks, Blackberry Bliss, Raspberry Ripple,Wisteria Wonder, Momento Black
Paper all SU
Fancy Fan EF
Basic Pearls

That's about it for today. I'm off to work on a few Birthday cards. Have a wonderful evening and I hope you will have time to do something CRAFTY!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ladybug Thank You's

Side view with popped up Ladybug          
These are the Thank You notes I promised I would post. I've been working on these for a special young lady in my life.  I will make a total of 40. Stampin' Up! has made it so easy, a perfect note card size, made with sturdy card stock and matching envelopes. Can't ask for much more then that.

I did use my Cricut Expression to cut the flowers and the Ladybugs. That certainly made the whole process less stressful.  :} I did use SU cardstock ( Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette) and 2 stamps sets, Sassy Salutations and Papillon Potpourri to complete them. Although, I only used the antenna from the Papillon Potpourri to complete the Ladybug.
Products used

I hope to have them completed by this week and mailed off by Thursday or Friday. I hope she likes them!

Nothing else much new here, although I was able to by 3 pairs of shoes at the Factory Outlet Mall in Carlsbad. I have been looking for shoes it seems like forever.  Shoe shopping is not one of my favorite things to do, but today I hit "pay dirt". I'm doing the happy dance knowing I won't need to buy shoes for a long while. 

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend and try to do something fun and CRAFTY my friends!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

I'm So Grateful/ Mojo Monday#384

I'm finally posting this week. I have been busy doing some other projects, one of them being 40 Thank You notes.  I will be posting some pictures of those by the weekend.

This is a  MOJO Monday #384 sketch using a color combination I have not used before, Pool Party (w/matching ink), So Saffron (w/matching ink) and Wild Wasabi (w/matching ink)papers by SU. The patterned paper is non SU and one I have had in my paper stash.

Some stuff you might want to know:

SU Chalk Talk - cut with SU Large Oval Punch
SU Papillon Potpourri - punched with Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches
SU Large Scallop Edgelit 
Perfect Polka Dots EF
Retired SU Pool Party buttons

Well, I'm off to a doctors appointment and then some errands. Make it a great Thursday and go do something CRAFTY!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

One Birthday Card, 3 challenges

Today I am posting a Birthday card to 3 challenges. I think this might be the first time I have done this and actually fit the challenge time limits!

First the challenges:

Sentiment from SU Really Good Greetings stamp set

At first, I wasn't sure how I would incorporate the colors presented by the colourQ crew, but I found this polka dot paper in my stash, and I feel it fits. What do you think?

I did use my Expression machine and the Celebrate cartridge to cut the party hat.  I have been using the machine more lately and need a little refresher course on how to get cleaner cuts.  I do think some new mats are in order though to obtain that goal.

Have a wonderful weekend and why not stop by the challenge blogs and do something CRAFTY!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

To a Great Friend/ Mojo #383

Just a quick card tonight using the MOJO383 sketch. I wasn't intending on  creating a card or posting tonight, but I was looking through some old papers I had. I came across this cute background paper. Gosh, I'm not even sure how old it is or who produced it, but I knew wanted to use it with this sketch. So off I went to my studio.( By the way, if any of you know the name of the manufacturer, please let me know.) 

I did combine it with some older Bazzill papers and some SU papers and inks. (Melon Mambo/Perfect Polka Dots EF/Lucky Limeade ink/Primrose Petal ink)

I had just recently received the FREE new Sale-A-Bration stamp Simply Wonderful and love the way this worked on the card. I can see me keeping this around for a long while. 


Well thats about it for tonight. 
Go have yourself a CRAFTY evening!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Thinking of You/FMS 171

I'm just making this Freshly Made Sketches challenge under the wire! I did have it finished up last night, but decided to wait until this morning. Wrong decision. :0(

I needed a manly Thinking of You card and this sketch was perfect. I love the images in the set By the Tide,and decided to use it for a masculine feel. There is a card in the SU 2014-2015 catalog ( pg 130) that I CASEd my focal image from, although I did use the new stamp, Crazy about You and Gorgeous Grunge on my card.

Other stuff you might want to know:
The color combination: Marina Mist, Crushed Curry: Ink and Paper,Pear Pizzazz: Ink and Paper.I also used one of my favorite SU papers for a more rustic look, Naturals White. The banners were embossed with the SU Decorative Dots EF.

I hope you have and wonderful and CRAFTY day!


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