Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fred She Said Sentimental Doodledallion

Well folks this is not my usual over embellished card upload. My dear Mom recently asked me for another stack of cards for her all occasion card box to send to family and friends. She is basically shut in and doesn't get out-but she loves to send cards (apple doesn't fall too far from the tree does So I had to make these to fit an envelope for 44 cents not the $1.71 it cost me to send a card. I tried to keep them pretty basic.

The flower is from Fred She Said and comes with a variety of sentiments to use as the center for the flowers. I just used a Martha Stewart punch for the borders and distress inked the edges.

So these are going off to Mom in a box with some more chocolate (I will have to put ice packs in the box this time as it won't make it to Connecticut from Georgia with the heat and humidity here). My Mom is now down to 80 pounds. I might have to go up there and start feeding that woman peanut butter and milk shakes!!!

Thanks for stopping by. I have had computer problems since the weekend and haven't been around too much. I am borrowing a computer to post this. Hopefully I can catch up with everyone soon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teapot Tuesday Challenge - Dodge Ball Shaped Cards

Hi there everyone. Today's card is for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. The Challenge this week was to make a "Dodge Ball" shaped card. Believe me this card is so round it wanted to roll right out the I had to put it in this holder to take a picture. This weeks destination is Stuart Florida to Sandy who is going through her second bout with breast cancer.

This is the first time I have made a round card like this. I have made some round easel cards with nestabilities but this is different. This is 5-1/2" round and was cut with a Martha Stewart round circle punch. The image is from the Fred She Said Store and is called the Sentimental Flower Doodledallion Set. This is such a fun set as it comes with several sentiments for the inside of the flower and some pin pricking patterns as well. I used the Martha Stewart Gothic Arches corner punch to punch the a design around the paper. I also used a spellbinders floral doily motif die. The butterflies are a large and small punch from Martha Stewart. The paper is from K & Company. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Entered
The Spotlight Challenge - Spotlight Sentimental
Digi Design House - Pearls and Lace
Hookedoncraft Challenges - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Ribbons and Bows
Karen Doodles - Flower Power
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room - Classic Patterns Inspiration Photo w/polka dots and/or gingham
Corrosive Challenge - Ribbon and Bows
One Stitch At A Time - Things with Wings
Sentimental Sunday - Summer or Sparkly

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge-Buttons

Welcome to another edition of Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. I hope you can play with us this week. Our challenge is to add at least one button to your card. My image is from Mark's Finest Papers and it is called Poppies, Poppies, Poppies. I adore this image. I colored the poppies with red, orange, and yellow copic markers. I wanted them to look like a tomato red.

I love this image so much I had to make an envelope to go with the card as well. Guess I am on a roll here. I did pop the image up on dimensional. I did color a shadow around my poppies in a tan to match my paper. I am signed up for three copic classes in September. I have played enough with these markers now to go to the next level!!!

Here is the inside of my card. I made removable tags. This was so much fun to make. So let me invite you to join our challenge. I can't wait to see what you make and visit your blogs to take a look. Just a reminder there's a great sale going on at Mark's Finest Papers on discontinued stampes. Grab them while you can at a great price!

Challenges Entered
Crafts 4 Eternity- R#24-Embellishments that start with the letter R
Delicious Doodles - Things that Flutter
Fairy Knoll - Sparkle
Sew Many Cards - Punch It!
Simply Create - Fly With Us
Stampin with the Dragon - Friends
Totally Paper Crafts - Die Cuts and Punches
Art Impressions - Button, Bows or Both
Crafty Purple Frog - What's your favorite things (Die Cuts, Punches, Red, Stickles, Distress Ink)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fred She Said Humming Bird and Columbine

Greetings Blogger's I wanted to show you this fabulous image from Fred She Said called Hunning Bird and Columbine. Isn't this gorgeous. You can find this at the Fred She Said Store here. This is such a pretty color blue. I shaded my Beaded Oval Spellbinder die cut with Stormy Sky distress inks. I just love working with inks.
I loved this image so much that I made the matching envelope to go with this card. This is something I don't get to do to much any more because of time constraints-but I love making my own "highly" decorated

Here is the inside of my card. The top decorated portion is actually a removable tag. You just have to untie the bow and take it off to adhere pictures to send to a loved one. Thanks for dropping in today. I am hoping to get to craft a lot this weekend. I won't be leaving the house due to asthma problems.

We are dealing with a major wild fire since April 28 in the Okefenokee Swap. The fire has now burned about 23 square miles, or 14,500 acres. It is now to the point that co-workers are moving parents out of homes for mandatory evacuation this week. We heard 50 homes had to be evacuated. It is about 40 miles from where I live. Every day it is smoky here. You breath it, you taste it, you smell it. Not good for those of us with asthma. Sometimes it looks like it is snowing because of all the ash-other times you don't see the sun because the sky is filled with smoke. It's gray and red and orange all at the same time. I am taking my camera tomorrow to take a picture to post here.

Challenges Entered
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
PaperCrafting Journey - Our Feather Friends
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Stampin B's - Use a Border Punch
Crafts and Me - Bling
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Simon Says - Let's Play Bingo (diagonal shape, lace flower)
Scrap Creations: Going Grey - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teapot Tuesday Challenge-Back Door for Me

Come join us at the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over at SCS. This week's destination is to a daughter of one of our very own SCS member-Mutnik. Jessica had an accident while riding her horse and was hurt pretty bad-the good news is she is on the mend. We were to bring cards with images with horses. Pssst....this is why I am coming in the back door-no images for me with horses. But I think Jessica will love this just the same....after all doesn't a Zebra resemble a horse???
I am not horsing around here. No horse images in my stash. I was fretting over this to the point of having night mare's. As long as no one stirrups any trouble, I am just going to roan with it. Wouldn't want to rein in the fun. This may be a long shot, but I think the girls will bale me out and say my card does not have to be an exacta image of a horse. Maybe I am feeling my oats here, and these challenges are making me not really stable. But I am taking a chance and going out on a fence. So I decided to grab the reins and run with this. (You get it??? Fun play on

This is a picture of the inside of my card. Just thought you might like to see that.


Spellbinders - Carnation Shapabilities, Foliage Shapabilities, Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Large Oval Nestabilities
Punches: Martha Stewart- Deep Edge Garden Gate Border
Miscellaneous: Feather, Ribbon, Stickles, Brads

This card was so easy to make. From start to finish, I probably did it in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges Entered
Pollycraft - Ribbons and Flowers
Stamp With Fun - Pearls and Flowers
Magical Monday - Pick Two (Flowers,Ribbons, Pearls, Gem, or Die Cut)
Card Cupids - Animals
Catch the Bug - Pearls and Lace
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power
Stamp Something - Something Punched
4 Crafty Chicks - Handmade Flowers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - No Backing Paper

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge-Father's Day

Today's challenge at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge is to make a Father's Day Card. I have used the "Big Boys Toys" stamp for my card this week. Come and join us for a fun challenge. Thank you so much for those of you who participated in our flower challenge. It was awesome to see all your fabulous creations.
This image reminds me of Sunday afternoon drives with my parents. When I was growing up, my parents would take us for a Sunday afternoon drive some where. They never had a plan as to where we were going. We would drive to the lake, or maybe take a walk in the forest, go to an orchard, sometimes the ocean. These drives would always include ending up at my Grandmother's house. Sometimes we would get ice cream, sometimes we would go to dinner, or just pack a picnic lunch. Great memories!!! My father loved the color red so that is why I did this card in red. He would have loved it!
Image- Mark's Finest Papers-Big Boy Toys
Paper- Mark's Finest Papers - Cherry Slush
Cuttlebug- Vintage Corner Dies, Clockworks Embossing folder
Martha Stewart- Wing Scroll Lace Punch Around the Page, Branch Punch, Autumn Branch
Spellbinders: Parisian Accent, Labels 18, Labels 20, Fancy Tags 1, Foliage
Misc: Copics, Stickles, Rhinestones

Challenges Entered
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Father's Day
Delicious Doodles - Father's Day
Fairy Knoll - Father's Day
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a Boy or a Male
Pattie's Creations - Wedding or Father's Day
Sew Many Cards - Father's Day
Simply Create - All About You Dad
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Wags 'n Whiskers - One for the Boys
Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day and/or Masculine Color Scheme
Paper Play - Father's Day/Man's Card
Stamp Insanity - Oh Boy, Happy Father's Day

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fred She Said Goes to the Teaparty

Today's card and envelope was the product of a challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers called Teapot Tuesday and a time to play with some Fred She Said images. You can find out all about it by clicking here. I love to play this challenge as the purpose is to send our cards to a total stranger who is dealing with mostly health issues.
This week we are sending our card to a 22 year old new Mom who is going to be away from home for a month receiving "killer chemo". Our mission was to make a CAS card and a kit for Lindsey to make a card just like the one we sent her so she can send it on to her loved ones. In other words, we are going to make a card maker out of Oh Ladies CAS is just not in my vocabulary....and something I just can't do!!! This is as close as I can get. So what you see above is my card and envelope and in the cello bag is my kit. I was thinking that Lindsay may not have a lot of tools to work with, so I did everything except put this together. I distressed, cut, layered and paper clip everything together in the order she needs to do it.

Now for the recipe:
My image is from "Fred She Said" called Fall Flower Collection. My sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers.
Spellbinders: Round Scalloped Nesties, Circle Nesties, Parisian Motifs
Punch: Martha Stewart Butterfly
Misc: Pearls, Sage Distress Ink, Stickles, Ribbon, Brad

This is one of those easel cards that has the extra piece added on with a brad. I hope you like it. If you find it in your heart to bring joy into a strangers life, come and join us at the Teapot Tuesday Challenge at SCS. It's lots of fun. See you again soon. I have more Fred She Said images that I have been working on and more Mark's Finest Papers this weekend!

Challenges Entered

Anita Be Stampin - Layer it on Me
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - In the Garden/Outdoors
Everybody's Art Challenge - Distress
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Tic Tac Toe (Brads(there's a brad holding my third circle panel) , Pearls, & Stickles)
KB Cute Monday - Use Bright Colors
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Use more than 1 die cut/punch plus circles

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friend Challenge-Here Comes the Grad

Greetings friends and loved ones. It's been a while since I have blogged. My son graduated from High School and we whisked the family away to a cruise to the Western Caribbean!!! What a blast we had. Now I am back and want to share my news. I will be working with the fabulous Speedy the Cat's Blog Team. Today is my first challenge as a Design Team Member.

The challenge this week is from Patty Penn to use a 3 dimensional flower on your card. It can be prima, punched, silk, whatever you choose. Some come and join us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge for a chance to win one of Faith's super awesome stamp sets! Just click on the link and it will take you to the challenge.

Let me just tell you that I am in love with these stamps. These stamps sets are so well coordinated with sentiments and images and are very fun to work with. This stamp is called "Here Comes the Graduate" from Mark's Finest Papers. Isn't this owl cute!!! The stamp set had the Congrats, Grad sentiment and the quote as well. Most times my cards are plain with no greetings - so I am loving the sentiments.

Card Recipe:
Punches: Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop Punch Around the Page, Branch and Frond Punch.
Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder Script Texture, Vintage Dies
Spellbinders: Labels 10
Misc: Blue rhinestones, ribbon, copic markers, black soot distress ink, denim distress ink.
Flowers: These were hand made by me with a marvy flower punch
Stamp: Here Comes the Grad from Mark's Fines Papers

Challenges Entered
Alphabet Challenge - E is for Easel Cards
Crafty Ann's - Use more than one image
Delicious Doodles Challenges - Texture
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a Man or Boy
Stampin with the Dragon - Easel Card
Aud Sentiments Challenge - A card/sentiment for a male
Charisma Cardz - Something that Flies
Moving Along With The Times - No Designer Paper
Pixie Dust Studio - Homemade Sweet Homemade
Sassy Studio Designs - No Patterned Papers
Some Odd Girl - Manly Challenge

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon. I came back from our family vacation with my batteries recharged and full of inspiration. Have a great Saturday!