Friday, January 11, 2013
My card design was inspired by these garnet slippers from the MacKenzie-Childs web store from Saturday's Inspiration Challenge.
I started with a panel of brushed gold card stock from SU. I stamped a background stamp from Victorian Fripperie with Versamark ink over the whole panel and embossed it black. I dyed some white lace black using Ranger Distress black soot re-inker for under the flower which is from Michaels (they come with the crystals already on them!). The leaf is from Roses in Bloom and the sentiment is from Fancy Phrases - all stamps are from Waltzingmouse.
Inside (not shown) I stamped Psalm 46:1 - God is our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. from the Beautiful Blessings set from Papertrey Ink.
I hope my card will bring pleasure to Sherry and that the Psalm verse will bring her comfort.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - background stamp from Victorian Fripperie set, leaf from Roses in Bloom, Sentiment from Fancy Phrases
Paper: white, true black, simply chartreuse - PTI, Brushed gold - SU
Ink: Versifine Onyx Black, Versamark, black soot reinker Ranger Distress
Accessories: flower - Michaels, foam tape, scallop oval punch - SU, lace - Mark's Finest Papers, black embossing powder, hot gun, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Sunday, July 22, 2012
So - I've made a little parade of giraffes on my card - I used purple like Alex's 'so cool' shoes that she wore to the prom (a picture Mothermark shared on the challenge post) My wrinkled seam tape is a really deep dark purple - (it may look black in the pic).
I used these cute little giraffe stamps and die from Papertrey Ink for my card.
On the inside of my card I stamped this sentiment from River City Rubberworks:
"Once or twice in our lives, we are given the chance to find out just how much inner strength we possess. Usually we find we have far more than we ever imagined."
Alex has had to learn about her inner strength at a very young age.....
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I used a pickup truck from Rubbernecker and added a house and trees to the landscape using my Memory Box die. I also sponged clouds, using a template from Inky Antics, rather then using die cut ones. And I added a sun with the #2 in it from the Pub Cat Alphabet Set. I used my P-touch label maker for Landon's name.
This fishing themed card is for two Split Coast challenges -
Truckload of Birthday Wishes card of Debbie's our Featured Stamper this past Sunday. I used a different image, made a slightly smaller card, added a sentiment and adhered my oval at an angle.
And I was also able to work it into Tueday's Teapot Challenge - A Man of the Woods - one of the options was to use anything to do with Fishing. Our cards this week will go to Heath - a young man seriously injured in an industrial accident who could use some happy mail to help keep his spirits up!
I love this Rubbernecker sentiment that goes so well with the fishing basket (a creel, I've been informed!). Perfect for Heath the fisherman I thought. And inside I stamped a verse from 1 Peter - Cast your cares upon him for he cares for you. Yikes - another, kind of, fishing reference!
Thanks so much for coming by today!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I made these cards for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over at Split Coast - this week the destination for our cards is Nate and Will - Katie & Kevin Renz twins who will be 6 on Nov 19th. As most of you know, Katie Renz lost her battle with stomach cancer last week - so we are hoping to give a little cheer to the boys on their special day.
Cindy wanted us to use trucks, cars and buses on our cards - so I used these fun truck stamps and coordinating truck dies from Papertrey Ink.
Nate & Will Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
Thanks for stopping by today!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I think I've got it covered here! The piano keys and the musical note are stamps from Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse. The sentiment is from Tea for Two by Papertrey Ink as well as the teapot die.
A clean and simple card - I just popped up the teapot on foam tape over the keyboard stamping!
Our destination this week (where we can send our cards if we so choose) is Breanne - a young music major in CA who has faced more medical issues with herself and her family than anyone of any age should have to. We hope to bring her a little cheer with our musical cards.
Stamps: keyboard and musical note from Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse, sentiment from Tea for Two set by Papertrey Ink
Paper: White, black - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Moon Light White
Accessories: foam tape, teapot die - PTI
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
in the gallery looked beautiful! The inspiration teapots from da Mudder had lady bugs on them.
My pretty bug and sentiment are from the Little Lady set by Papertrey Ink. I embossed a square Nestability on the card and then adhered the stamped panel inside the frame using foam tape.
I'm also happy to announce the winner from my Fun Fall Blog hop post! The random comment winner was: Gail comment #42 chosen by Random.org
And a big thank you to everyone that stopped by and left me a lovely comment during the blog hop - I greatly appreciate each and every one! What a fun way to celebrate my birthday!
Looking ahead - I'll be posting some Sweet 'n Sassy sweet peeks at the end of this week - and then there will be some Waltzingmouse sneak peeks coming up soon!
Stamps: Little Lady - PTI
Paper: More Mustard - SU, melon berry - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, More Mustard - SU, warm red - COlor Box Chalk
Accessories: foam tape, black pearls - Amuse, square Nestability
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I used the JUGS#87 Sketch for the design of my card
and I used only a sentiment - no other stamps - for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge. I used this lovely Bible verse from the Scripture 1 Collection. I thought it complimented my flower nicely!
Thanks for coming by today!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 1
Paper: White, True Black, Text Style Bitty Dot Basics - PTI, Bazzill Tan
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: pinking circle Nestabilities, tattered floral die Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations, gems - Darice(Michaels), foam tape
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I made this card for last Tuesday's Teapot Tuesday challenge at Split Coast -we were to bring along some fish - the more the merrier!!
So I brought three fish with me (aren't these guys hilarious!?) - as well as a very nervous worm on a hook! (well, actually, he is the bait! but don't tell him!)
My stamps are How About Lunch and Luncheon Meat from Rubbernecker
My 2nd card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Split Coast, Rosemary (RosiGrld) was the FS and I chose to case her Jewel Butterfly card to case.
I used different stamps and colors and placed my butterfly up higher on my card - inside a Lacey Square Nestability embossed frame still keeping it pretty clean and simple!
I hope you can stop by tomorrow - It's the 1st day of the 4 day Waltzingmouse SoAP (Stamp of Approval Parade)! Get ready for some inspiring ways to use the WMS May Release stamp sets you purchased!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I made this cute lil' cowboy card as a CASE of Featured Stamper StampGroover's Poor Dat card. I changed the image to a cowboy and used different colors. Instead of popping up some of the image I paper pieced him. Isn't he a cute little guy?!
Paper: white, dark chocolate - PTI DP - Cosmo Cricket Wanted
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage & Old Paper
Accessories: twine, circle punch, quickie Glue Pen, foam tape, gold pen, silver pen, COpics E34, E19, R20, E00
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral Silhouette set #467, Sentiments #2 - 200-04, Fall Trilogy #480
Paper: white, hibiscus burst, plum pudding - PSI, creamy caramel, basic black - SU
Ink: Versamark, Versafine onyx black, Ranger Distress Pumice stone
Accessories: butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, glue dots
Paper: WHite - PTI, Purple - Coredinations
Ink: Perfect Plum - SU, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Quickie Glue Stick, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, TIny Gems - Taylored Expressions, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop,pin - Dritz jeweled pin, foam tape, Designer Label punch - SU
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Paper: Kraft - Gina K, White - PTI, DP Dream St. Papers LLC/Sam-whoo-hoo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Ranger Distress - Dried Marigold, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser, Sizzix Bare Tree & Picket Fence dies, Sizzlets Lots of Tags Labels 1 - SU
Paper: White & Summer Sunrise - PTi, Green & Blue - Coredinations
Ink: So Saffron - SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered Wood
Accessories: twine -Martha Stewart, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, clouds dies - PTI, Chipboard Frame - Tattered Angels, scor tape, foam tape
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The teapot destination (where we can send our card if we choose to) is Sean, a 23 year old diagnosed with cancer and going through some pretty radical treatment - one of his hobbies is model airplanes that fly - so this plane is flying by with a prayer for him and will hopefully bring a smile to his face!
Hope to see you tomorrow for the friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz over in the forum! We're using buttons on our cards! You can check out all the deets here.
Stamps: Fly Away - Papertrey Ink, Sentiment - Notes of Prayer/Verve
Paper: Kraft - Gina K, Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Lil Man Mischievous Max
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: twine - PTI, Heart Bling - Amuse, exacto knife, Copics BG10, YG95, foam tape
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I combined 3 SCS challenges for my card - the weekly sketch, the Teaparty challenge (gold & flowered teapot) as well as the color challenge (use 3 shades of pink)
Paper: white, Berry Sorbet, Text Style Bitty Star basics, Pink Patterns & In Bloom - PTI, Mulberry Paper - AC Moore
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, Scalloped tags & Rectangle nestabilities, hot gun, gold embossing powder, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, corner rounder, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, glue dot, foam tape
Monday, January 3, 2011
This one was for the SCS Tuesday's Teapot Challenge - Yah, It's Red, Jed Our inspiration was a white teapot with a red hat and purple flowers - like the red hat ladies attire.
Paper: White & DP Green Boutique - PTI, Mulberry Paper - AC Moore
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Versafine - Imperial Purple, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - YG63, R29, Tea Pot Die - PTI, foam dimensionals, square nestability
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Rusty Hings, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Tea Dye
Accessories: Classic Frame - Nestabilities, Pearls - Kaiser, Teapot die - PTI
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
My card today combines the Split Coast Teapot Tuesday and Color challenges and I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout.
The teaparty this week is all about friends and we're off to London (Ohio, that is) to bring some cheer as well as Happy Birthday Wishes to Brenda.
Today's colors are chocolate, cherry and crumb cake and I thought this Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pad combined them all rather nicely as a background.
The Little Shoppers are from Art Impressions, the sentiment and teacup are from Waltzingmouse.
I wish all those in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels if you are venturing out over the river and through the woods!
Stamps: Little Shoppers - Art Impressions, Sentiment & teacup - Afternoon Tea & Afternoon Tea Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: dark chocolate, vintage cream - PTI , red bazzill
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Old Paper & Barn Door
Accessories: Nestabilities - Labels 8, Circles, big scalloped circles, beaded circles, Crop a dile, lace - from my stash, rhinestone - Kaiser, foam dimensionals
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I made this card for Cathleen's Hope You Can Cling to Challenge - Sentiments only - where the only stamp you can use is a sentiment. All other embellies are allowed!
I used this great sentiment from Rubbernecker along with Spellbinders Nested mittens - tying them together with rope twine (like when we were kids!) and adding liquid applique 'fur' on the cuffs!
All the edges are sponged with Old Paper ink and the mittens and snowflake are popped up on foam dimensionals. I paper pierced the border. This came out even cuter than I thought it would when I had it in my head!?!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Both Hands #504-07
Paper: white, pure poppy - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Forest Moss, Old Paper
Accessories: paper piercer - SU, 01 micron pen - Sakura, nested mittens spellbinders, rope twine - SU, liquid applique, hot gun, foam dimensionals, crop a dile, heart punch - McGill, Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart, blending tool & craft mat - Ranger
My second card is for the Tuesday Teapot challenge - Cindy inspired us with a black and white teapot with a damask-like deisgn. You can see the whole teapot story here
I used this wonderful Bold Ornament stamp from Rubbernecker and added a sentiment to the center on a punched circle.
I added some dazzling diamonds to give the black and white a little glamour! (can you see it?) This card will be going postal to Joyce and Roy who are currently both having health issues. We hope to lift their spirits a bit with our cards! This also fits Shemaine's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to pop it out - my sentiment is popped up on foam dimensionals.
This also qualifies for the Moxie Fab World challenge - Diggin' On Damask!
Ok - so now I REALLY won't be back until Thursday when I'll have my first sneak peek for you of the new Waltzingmouse stamps! So be sure to drop by!!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bold Ornament #507-01, Sentiment - Petite Word Set #2000
Paper: white - PTI, black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: glue stick, dazzling diamonds - SU, foam dimensionals, circle punches
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Paper: Vintage cream, white - PTI, Basic Black - SU, DP Basic grey Paper pad Indian Summer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Barn Door - Ranger DIstress
Accessories: Provo craft Disney Ahoy Matey die, Labels 14 Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, blending tool & craft mat - Ranger
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Paper: pumpkin pie - SU, Smokey Shadow, white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky
Accessories: Pumpkin and bat nestabilities, sizzix ghost die, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, foam dimensionals, rhinestone stickers - Michaels
I made this card using the SCS new technique challenge Joan had for us this week - Wet Paper Stamping! You swipe over watercolor paper with a wet paper towel - stamp an image in a light color - dry the paper - then stamp over the image again using a darker ink. It looks like a shadow!
The image and Crown Oval Nestability framing are so pretty - I didn't need a sentiment - which qualifies my card for the SCS Joan's Hope You Can Cling to challenge - unsentimental.
Thanks for dropping by today!
Just a reminder to check out the Waltzingmouse Sketch on Saturday! and there's a friend's of Waltzingmouse blog waltz coming up on Sunday (check my side bar) - a very busy stamping weekend! Hope to see you there!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral silhouette set #467, Victorian Damask Panel #498
Paper: Watercolor paper pad, vintage cream, elegant Eggplant - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
Accessories: foam dimensionals, oval & crown oval nestabilities, corner rounder, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I used the Taylored Expressions sketch TESC129. I turned it on it's side.
The teapartiers can elect to team up with Carolyn King (Cammie) and her Heart to Heart Card Drive for Alzheimers Care Givers. This card will be going to one of the caregivers listed in the teaparty forum.
You can read about Cammie's project on her blog here. Check it out - there is a BIG prize to be won by someone who links a card they are sending to an Alzheimer's Caregiver.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Rescue Remedies, Rescue Remedies Additions.
Paper: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy - PTi, DP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday.
Ink: Ranger Distress - Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive
Accessories: Sizzlits Lot of Tags Label 1 - Su, circle nestabilities, circle punch, Rhinestones - Michaels, foam dimensionals, fence punch - Martha Stewart
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This week's CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge was to use Fall Colors - Kraft, red, vanilla and brown (orange optional).
I colored my stamp with Stampin Up markers, stamped it and then sponged a little orange over the forest floor. I used my Nestability circles to cut the image as well as a brown and red framing. I sponged everything with Tea Dye Ink and added a brown button!
My stamp is Birch Forest from Rubbernecker Stamps the card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4 ".
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Trees, Birch Forest 66-01
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream - PTI, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red - SU
Ink: pumpkin pie - SU, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: SU Markers - Ruby Red, close to cocoa, sponge, circles Nestabilities, glue dot, VIntage Button & Silk ribbon- PTI
I was honored when Betty asked me to make a card sample for her color challenge on SCS this week. The challenge colors were Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi (SU) I didn't have Cajun Craze so I used Rusty Hinge Ranger Distress Ink for that color.
I stamped my trees on white, cut the panel with Labels Nine Nestabilities, then sponged over the trees with Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi before taking it out of the die.
Betty always includes a dessert option with her challenge - something extra to do on your card if you want to - this week it was to use chicklets (single squares of letters making up a sentiment) or strip sentiments. I stamped Happy Thanksgiving, then cut it in half and mounted it separately.
My stamps are from the set called Teeny Trees by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees
Paper: White, Text Style Green Boutique - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge, Baja Breeze & Wild Wasabi - SU, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Blue dots, foam dimensionals, vintage button and silk ribbon - PTI, Nestabilities Labels Nine, ink applicator Inkssentials Ranger
And finaly, for this week's teaparty we're heading off to California - to have tea with BertLady and her two cats who recently moved there - you can read the whole story here
As soon as I saw the two kitties on Cindy's inspiration teapot - I thought of this great picture of my own two cats - Scout and Boo (named after characters in To Kill a Mockingbird) Boo is the one in back and Scout is in front (they were actually sitting like this on our diningroom table when I took this pic!!) Don't they look like they have little smiles on their faces?? They are letting BertLady's cats know they will be missed! The sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: white, Hawaiian Shore - PTI, DP October Afternoon the thrift Shop/Still in the Box
Ink: Ranger Distress - Chipped Sapphire, Soft Sky - SU
Accessories: labels trio Spellbinders, Circle Nestabilities, photo, Martha Steward Lacey punch & bird punch, home made cloud template, sponge.
Thanks for coming by today! Hope to see you back here on Saturday for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch - AND I hope you'll play along this week!
Monday, September 13, 2010
My card today was created for three challenges!
And here's the new little family! Katie, Landon and Greg