Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MMSC#47 Of Corset's Your Birthday

Here is my creation for this week's challenge. I am going to say I drummed up a bit of inspiration from Victoria Secret...can you tell!!! LOL Nothing like a Corset to offer us ladies some support in the derriere department. So, as you can tell, I am having a little fun with this one.The vintage picture on this particular card is made with the folded frame technique and embellished with lines of tiny pearls, mini roses, and the fan punch. I use a Martha Stewart Border Punch to create area that is laced up. I used the a spellbinders borderbilities for the lace on top. Rangers Tea Dye distress ink was sponged on all edges. This picture is a nice close up of all the details that I used to create this card. I just loved this Vintage Lady in her Corset. I layered her and used Crystal effects on the picture to make it look like a real glossy black and white photograph. The envelope is a kit from our very own Priscilla and can be found at her Priscillastyles Store. Priscilla is the sponsor for both this weeks challenge and the monthly challenge! I have to tell you I am hooked on making these envelopes now. I can't make a card now without doing the envelope. You will absolutely adore her kits.Here is the inside of my card. Lots more punches and details in here as well. Thanks for stopping by to view this card. I hope you have enjoyed coming and that you have found some inspiration to join us in the challenge. Your visit and comments are always appreciated!
Challenges that I have entered:
Cute Card Thursday - Dimensions
Paper Sundaes - Photo Inspiration
Penny's Challenges - Birthday
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Recipe
Raise the Bar - Do a Style you don't normally do
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Distressing

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fred She Said Challenge #3 Think Spring

Hi everyone! It's time for the second (2) Fred She Said Challenge. Be sure to hop on over to the FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG and join us for this fun challenge. You can enter you card there for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store.

For this months Challenge- In March we leave Old Man Winter behind so let's create a VERY SPRING-Y project, loaded with all those lovely pastel colors!

Here is mine!

This is called the Tulip Bouquet Digi. Isn't this the most awesome image you ever saw of tulips. I left my bouquet container white but traced the design in pink then shadowed the edges of the picture in blue. Over that I applied crystal effects to get it a nice porcelain look and effect.
You know I just love Rangers China Blue distress ink, so that is what you see around the edges. I uses a Martha Stewart around the page punch and a spellbinders oval die cut. I layered my image for a 3D effect. The blue rhinestone flourish is a Recollection from Micheal's.
I did some stitching with white thread around my card. I just stickles on the tulips and all the blue distressed areas. The blue ribbon is also from Micheal's. The background white paper has been embossed with a basket weave cuttlebug embossing folder.
This is the inside of my card. I used the tulip image from the Spring Flowers collection for the lower right hand corner on the bottom of the card. The more I look at this image, the more I love it.
This last picture features the card and the envelope that I made as a set. What an awesome presentation for a card presentation for someone special in your life. It is going to be hard for me to part with this one...LOL

Now, for rules/regulations regarding the challenge:

~You must use a Fred She Said digital image somewhere on your card.

~This challenge will begin today and end on April 25th,
the day before a new challenge will be posted!

See the FREEBIES section if you don't have any right now.

Be sure to leave your creation with a direct link in Mr. Linky on the Fred She Said Challenge Blog.

These are the Challenges I have entered:
C.R.A.F.T. 43 - Easter
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Spring
The Corrosive Challenge - Easter Card
Cuttlebug Challenges - Easter
Dare You to Digi Stamp - Easter
Fussy and and Fancy Friday - Easter
Lexi's Creations - Easter
PaperPlay Challenge - Easter
Simon Says Challenge - Easter or Spring with Glimmer
Stamp Something - Doodle Something (I doodled in pink over the design on the picture)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Pastels

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Midnight Madness Challenge #46

This weeks Midnight Madness Entry has been made with the D' Amour Allure image from our sponsor called Sasha. She is all pretty under her parasol. As you can see, I have lots and lots of layers on this card. I have my three main image layers that I punched using the Martha Steward around the page punch. I cut my paper 3 x 5 for this. I also used the deep lace border punch and the sizzx corner dies on this. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a terrific day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fred She Said Blog Hop-Folded Frame Daffodil

Welcome to our Third "Fred She Said" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "Fred She Said" blog here and start your hop!

Please, we would love it if you commented on our posts.

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here is my "Fred She Said" creation:

Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you my Fred She Said creation. This image is the new "Daffodil" digi. Don't you just love Daffodils. They are the first sign of spring when they show up in your garden. The bright yellow color just makes you smile and turn your face into the sun just like they do!!!Let me tell you a little bit about my card. It is called a "Folded Paper Frame" technique. You can find the directions here for this fun and very pretty way to display your images. By looking at this, you can see that I like to do lots of layers. So on top of my frame I cut apart a felt coaster that I found earlier this year in the $1 bin at Micheal's. They under that, I placed a fan from the Martha Stewart deep cut border punch-you can see they are repeated again under the loopy around the page punch.
The punches have been repeated again on the inside of the card with more daffodils. There is stickles on the yellow felt trim, as well as all the daffodils and the edge of the folded frame. The Spellbinders lattice pendant was used to frame the daffodil image on the inside of the card. The envelope is made from a 6 x 6 kit available at the Priscillastyles Store. Hope you have found some inspiration here to make one of these new Fred She Said designs for yourself!

My special code word is: THE

Here is a list of the blog hopper in case you lose your way:

This blog hop will run from today, March 22nd until March 28. On the 29th, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog .

Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Maria.

When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!

These are the challenges I have entered:
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Easter Inspired Card
Challenge Up Your Life - A flower Compliment
Craft Catz - Spring
Crafty Creations Challenges - Spots and Dots
Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring Card
Cuttlebug Challenges - Ring in Spring
Frosted Designs - Think Spring Challenge

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fred She Said Emma With Sign

Greetings, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am dreaming of spring and my cards are reflected the desire for warmer weather. This little number was made with a wonderful tree coloring book image I found on the internet and just printed on brown paper.This image is from the Fred She Said Store called Emma with Sign. Isn't she cute standing in the window. I created this window with the Spellbinders Label die and just cut it in half. The top part of the window is a Martha Stewart Punch-it's been layered three times.Here is a closeup of the layering. I have two layers of the Martha Stewart Fence Punch. I also used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the bottom part of this window.I used another Martha Stewart punch for the green leaves on the tree called the "frond" punch. The papers are from K & Company. The little flowers around the fence I got on clearance at Michael's last yearAll the flowers on the envelope and the inside of this card come on the sheet with Emma the Sign in three sizes. I colored, inked, and glue them together for dimension and used some stickles on them. The Emma here is actually her front and back-you get a front and back portion of Emma on your sheet. So I colored her and put her on a piece of acrylic so she can be used this way as a book mark.
I hope you enjoyed view this today and have been inspired to create something for spring! Just do a general search in your favorite search engine with the key words "Bare Tree Coloring Page" and you will be sure to find this tree. Thanks for stopping by.
Challenges that I have entered:
If the Shoe Fits - Trees
KL Stampin N Scrappin - Stitching and Flowers

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MMSC#45 Brick Wall Rose

Greetings everyone. Today I made a Sympathy card for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. This is not one of those cards that you like to make too many of. A former co-worker of mine lost her Mom, so I made this to give to her. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. I used the Martha Stewart Deco around the page punch and the deep cut fan as well. My main colors are black and white and I sponged Rangers tea dye ink on everything. This is the inside of my card. I really loved doing this technique. I guess you can tell that as I did it on the outside as well as the inside of the card. Thanks for looking at my card and I hope to see you this week as I am making my rounds for commenting.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fred She Said & Operation Write Home

Hello everyone. Today's card is from a Digi designed by Tracey of Fred She Said for Operation Write Home. You can get this free digi at the Stars and Stamps blog here. Operation Write Home is challenging cardmakers to make and send half Mother's Day/Father's Day cards and half all occasion cards i.e. Birthday, Miss You, Love You to send to our troops. Be sure to check out the Stars and Stamps blog for our very own Design Team member Darsie Bruno has a great tutorial using this Digi stamp.
Here is my card. I used a lot of layers in this creation. Starting at the top there are
4 layers of the tulips
2 Spellbinders scalloped die cuts
1 Spellbinders Tulip Pendant die cut
4 Martha Stewart Deep Edger Daisy Fan
1 Martha Steward Around the Page Wing loop Edger
1 Spellbinder Fancy Tag
Here is the inside of this card. I used the small tulip die that is available in the Tulip Pendant pack. I also used the Tulip Borderability from Spellbinders. I think this is just the perfect Mother's Day card filled with wonderful colors and images for Spring. I hope you have enjoyed viewing this card and that you find some inspiration today. I am signing off for now. I have some homework and studying as I will be having an Exam on Medical terms on Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!!!
These are the challenges I have entered:
Challenge p Your Life - Flowers
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Celebration
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations
Cute Daisy May Challenge - Mother's Day

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MMSC#44 Wags and Whiskers Bear Hug

Greetings bloggers. Spring has sprung in Georgia. We had a cold start this morning, but the temperature has reached 70 today. School is going good for me. I am amazed how much I am learning and want to learn. I do have to study though everyday. There are just so many medical terms....I have to do it in blocks to remember them all
Today's card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is a Wags and Whiskers Stamp called Bear Hugs provided to me by this week's sponsor Stamp and Create. I was thrilled to get this sweet little girl holding a bear. If you have been visiting my blog...then you know I love and collect bears. This is just darling. I paper pieced her dress and the bear.
Also, in the background you can see that I created an envelope. This is a 6 x 6 Priscillastyles kit that can be purchase here. If you are like me, and like to add lots of embellishments to your cards, then you need to get this kit. It makes a nice box style envelope to present your cards in so that you don't smash all that precious work you did!!!To create this card I stitched around the outer layers, used the Martha Stewart around the page punch, and the corners are a die from cuddlebug. On the inside the flowers are also a Martha Stewart punch. I kept this card pretty basic and this is the closest you will ever see me get to a Clean and Simple Card.....LOL

Hey Everyone. Would you like to join the Midnight Madness Design Team for 3 months??? Well, now is your chance. We are having a Design Team Call. Please go o the post here for all the details

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

Be sure to enter your Creation in Mr. Linky here.
Our MMSC43 Gold Star Award goes to
#38 Brenda Kluge

Our Remarkables Award this week goes to
#2 Jakester
#82 Patty
Our MMSC43 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
#12 Betty Benton
Our MMSC44 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
*Stamp and Create.com

Our Feb. Monthly Sponsor is....
** The "priscillastyles" Store
Click HERE to see the Awesome Prize!
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
The Color Throwdown - Not Quite Navy, Olive, Ruby Red
Crazy 4 Challenges - Paper Piecing
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Flower Power
Magical Crafts - Things with Wings
Polka Doodles - Rubber Stamping and Wings
Saturday Spotlight - Friendship (Have made lots of friends who collect bears)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fred She Said Emma with Chickadee

Good morning bloggers. I made this little card here for my Mom. It is made with the pre-colored Fred She Said Emma with Chickadee found here. Don't you just love this Emma image. She is really sweet holding the Chickadee.

I embossed the background paper which is that cardstock that has the different color core. I then sanded the emboss raised image. The Snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. The little green sprig of shiny leaves is from the floral section in Michaels. I went bonkers during their after Christmas sale and got lots of little things like this for my cards marked down.

My Mom is doing better. I can tell her breathing is not as labored. Her medicine for just last week was $1100. She had a anti-biotic that cost $600. I don't know how Senior Citizens are going to keep up with the cost of health care. I need to find a job soon so I can help her out!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MMSC#43-Over the Fence

Welcome to this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. What a delightful sketch Priscilla has made for us this week filled with Enchanting Butterflies....10 of them to be exact. I went all out with Butterflies. They are just so stunning on a card.
Do you see this fabulous matching envelope? Well this is a 6 x 6 Kit from our own fabulous Priscilla. You can find this kit and many other sizes here at the Priscillastyles store.
This is a picture of the inside of my card. You can see I did more of those fabulous butterflies!

Here is this weeks sketch:


Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :) Be sure to enter you creation in Mr. Linky here at the Midnight Madness Blog!


Our MMSC42 Gold Star Award goes to...
#48 Vickie

Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
#3 Leslie AKA Supernan
#9 Mrs. Plum
#51 Darcie Bruno


Our MMSC42 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
#37 Nancy Bush

Our Feb Month End Winner is....
#91 Brenda Kluge


Our MMSC43 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Janice, Thank you for your wonderful prize this week...Your line is very refreshing :)
Below is our Weekly Bonus Prize.

1 6x6 Basic Grey Origins Pad
1 6x6 Basic Grey June Bug Pad
1 Bow Easy
1 pkg of Prima Mini Roses
3 digital images-winner's choice

Our March Monthly Sponsor is....

In celebration of my new Store, I am going to be the March Monthly Sponsor. How fun is that? My New store features "priscillastyles" customizing kits and my "Dabbling with Digi's" digital stamp images. In addition to this Monthly prize, Priscilla would like to give away any item in her store to one lucky winner just for following my store blog.

Click HERE, then Click ”Follow” for a chance.

This is the March month end prize!!!

O’Scrap Pocket Organizer
6x6 “priscillastyles” Envelope Kit
Chic Ribbon Chest in Pink
The ScrapMaBob drink holder
The Challenges I entered my card in are as follows:
By the Cute and Girly - Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges - Three Different Textures
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon
Cuttlebug Challenges - Stitch It!
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Distressing