Friday, January 30, 2015

Daisy and Butterfly

I have loved this stamp by ODB for ages so I finally bought it.  This is the first time it saw ink. I made this card for my niece who has a birthday next week. I used  crayon in the daisies to resist the sponging. The die is a Spellbinder's die and the sentiment is IO.  I tried to shadow stamp the sentiment but I goofed.  I would have done it again, but it would have been late so I let it stand. I will enter this in the following challenges:


Simon Says Anything Goes

Mod Squad It's All About Animals

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kim's Birthday

I had so much fun working with the sketch by Tanya A. Gibbs at Die-namites that I decided to see if she had some other sketches and I found several fabulous ones.  I decided to use this sketch for today's project. I needed a birthday card for my son so I decided to give the sketch a masculine feel. He has a black lab so this is the perfect animal for his card. The fish tail is black card stock that I covered in copper embossing powder.  I was going to dry emboss it too, but I got distracted and forgot.   I will enter this at the Mod Squad Challenge All About Animals and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sketch Challenge

I thought this was the most fabulous sketch when I saw it on my friend Verna's blog.  I had a
Die-namites Leafy Flourish that I thought would work with the sketch.  Here is my take on the challenge which was to use the sketch and the color pink.  I used several dies for this.
MFT Fish tails. Spellbinders bitty blosoms and leaves. IO and Sizzix  Hearts and Die-Namites Leafy Fourish in green and white.  I will enter this in the Die-Namites Sketch and Dare Challenge
The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Add a Heart
and the Dies R Us Challenge Use an Embossing Folder

Friends are Flowers

I absolutely love tis sentiment from IO.  I wanted it to be the star of the card so I embossed it in white embossing powder and then sponged with distress inks.  I used a Cuttlbug embossing folder Birds and Vines for the white panel.  The flourishes are from IO's Heart Flourish that I pieced together.
The following IOproducts were used.
Die 055-N
Die 126-U
Stamp F4157
I will enter this is the IO Sparkle and Shine Challenge the Dies R Us Challenge Use an Embossing Folder

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Change the World

I will enter this in the Stamp TV Monday Challenge.  The only requirment was to use an oval.  I used the By the Sea and Elegant Florals by Theresa Momber for the focal image and the butterfly is a Cheery Lynn Die.  I will also enter this in the Anything Goes Challenge at Cheery Lynn. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Window scene. Beauty of Winter

I used the Madison Window for the focal frame for the outdoor scene.  The stamped images are from Theresa Momber's The Northwoods. The sentiment is from Melanie Muenchinger  Buds and Vases.  I will enter this in a few challenges.

Poppy Stamps   The Beauty of Winter
Stamp TV Release Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge It's a Guy Thing.
Simon Says Monday Challenge Inky Background

Teal and Purple

Joyce Erb gave us a color challenge at The Mod Squad challenge Blog.  Love this color combination.  The stamp set is  Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers 5, and the sentiment is from Buds and Vases.  I will enter this in the following challenges.

Stamp TV Release Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge Inky Background
Dies R Us Use die cuts with and embossing folder.
The picture does not show the embossing very well but he black strip behind the die cuts si embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Thank You 4x4

I will enter this in two challenges.  One is at Stamp TV where you were to create a 4x4 thank you card and the other at Mod Squad create a Thank You card.   I created some water color background.  I was anxious to try this because I finally purchased water color paper.  Love it.  I will be experimenting and learning for quite awhile. I cased one of my own designs when doing this(What????).  Occasionally, I do like what I do. The feather is a Spellbinders die. I used Gina K Designs Botanicals and Summer Blooms  for this project.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Snow Globe Shaker

I used both old and new things.  I have had the snow globe from IO for a year now but I have only used it once.  IO also sells the plastic globes that fit in the circle so it is easy to make a shaker card.The dp is from a stack that I bought three years ago.  The new things are the pine trees in the snow globe that I cut from white glitter paper and the wood grained background stamp.  It does not show up very well in the picture.  The snow flakes were new before Christmas but I used them several times on Christmas cards.
I used the following IO products

Snow Globe - DIE122-R  Deer Trio - DIE080-N  Fir tree DIE217-E  small snow flake DIE100-F
Leafy branches DIE055-N

This card will be entered in a few challenges.  The Winter Chill Challenge at IO Anything Goes With a Twist at Use something new.
DiesRUs and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
and the Simon Says Monday Challenge Make New Friends but Keep the Old

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cary's BD card

This is a side step card for a special friend's birthday.  Can you guess what his hobby is?  I will enter this at the Folded Card Contest at Mod Squad.