June 27, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011 - Week 1

Was I surprised - I was randomly picked to participate in Summer Card Camp 2011 (online card classes). I made this card using the colors from the week 1 - Monday featured color combination which has a beautiful summer color palette including shades of purple, pink, orange and sky blue. Here goes: Items used: Hero Arts lucious bold flowers and Stampendous just a little note stamps, distress inks, punches, pop dot and pearls.

June 26, 2011

Lily Pad Card Challenges

You really must check out Lily Pad Cards. This blog not only has inpsirational challenges, they also have videos, storage ideas, you name it, REALLY, check it out :) The cards below are being entered into 2 separate challenges currently open at LPC. This first card is for Lucy's Lovley Lines challenge, check it out HERE

This second card is for Inspirational challenge 3, you can find this challenge HERE I was inspired by a card in the post called "What's in a name, the craft's meow" the inspiration card is HERE and here's my card: .

June 25, 2011

Cupcakes and stars

This week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe is a color challenge using the colors slate blue, barn red and grey. Since July 4th is right around the corner (I love celebrating the 4th), I chose to make a Red, White and Blue themed birthday card and here it is: Items used: digi star paper, Hero Arts birthday and Recollections cupcake and doo dad stamps, stickles, pearls, gems, punch and a button.

June 21, 2011

Summer Poppies

This week's challenge #44 at Case Study is to case a card made by the very talented Jill Foster, check out Jill's blog HERE.
I recently discoverd digi stamps by Tiddly Inks and this poppy digi stamp is one of my favs. Here's the card I made to mirror Jill's card: Items used: Tiddly Inks, Hero Arts and Stampendous stamps, twine, punches, watercolor pencils.

June 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Mike

Tomorrow is our anniversary! Mike and I have been married for 27 years and I have to say I love him more every day. Mike's a great guy in every way, he's very thoughtful and caring, very smart and he's a lot of fun. My advise to anyone getting married is this: Laugh together and Let the little things go and then forget about them. Viola! 27 years and counting. This is the anniversary card I made for Mike:


Here's that little JAZZ girl and her cute dog, Bronte; look's like they are celebrating to me :) 2 of the people in our department at work are moving on to other positions in the company, we will be celebrating with an after work party this week with drinks, food and cute little jazzy girl and her dog cards :) Items used: Mo Manning digi stamp, DP, button, ribbon and watercolor pencils.

Summery Flowers

Penny Black stamps are among my favorites and for challenge 86 over at the Play Date Cafe I chose one of my fav PB flower stamps. The colors for the challenge this week are so summery and refreshing, hot pink, sky blue and orange, just love them. Here's my card: Items used: Penny Black flower stamp, ribbon, label, watercolor pencils, pearls and 2 DPs.

June 17, 2011

Marching to the music

I have found a new challenge blog, it's called The Ribbon Reel and I discovered it while looking at the lovely cards over at Lin's blog Sending Hugs. I made this card for this week's color challenge, using black, blue and kraft: Items used: Hero Arts stamps, Tim Holtz embossing folder and alcohol inks, sanding block gems, ribbon, punch and a brad.

June 14, 2011

Cute Beasty

Challenge CFC #6 over at Casual Fridays this week is a Tic Tac Toe challenge, check it out. I chose to make my card using twine, felt and embossing and this cute BEAST stamp from Hambo Stamps.

Doesn't he make the best birthday card for both kiddos and adults (with a sense of humor). I just adore him :)

June 11, 2011

A Friend Like You

I was inspired by 2 challenges this week when making this card. The Play Date Cafe challenge 85 - blueberry, cream and dusty rose and Lily Pad Cards ribbon challenge. Items used: Hero Arts leaf and music background stamps, ribbon, SU punch, Distress inks, pima flower, button, twine, die cut.