Thursday, May 31, 2012

Moxie Fab Man-tastic Birthday

A simple masculine birthday card for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.  
I focused on the geometric nature of the design and the colors in the Trigger.
I am also entering it for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says ,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)

  This week we have another great challenge for you......your fave !! :-)

The Tuesday Trigger

Supplies ~
Stamps:  SU Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  PTI White, SU Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Ink: SU Real Red
Dies:  PTI Chevron Stripes Border Die

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good Luck!

A quick card under the wire for the challenge at Case Study.  
I am also entering it for this week's 52 card pickup at The Old Back Porch. 

The inspiration at CASE Study

Week 21 
No rules, just sharing the fun of making our own cards!  

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  SU Sincere Salutations
Paper: PTI White, SU Real Red
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punch:  PTI By the Numbers & SU Wide Oval
Additional Supplies:  Martha Stewart Rhinestones

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Another Graduation Card

One more graduation card again incorporating the school colors,
which just happened to go along with a color challenge.  How lucky is that?
I am using the colors at The Play Date Cafe and the sketch at retro sketches.

The inspiration for the caps from my niece's graduation this past weekend.
Supplies ~ 
Stamps: SU Happy Grad
Paper:  PTI White,  SU Real Red, Bashful Blue, DSP Comfort Cafe (from the new 2012-21013
Ink:  SU Midnight Muse (one of the new in colors)
Punch:  Emagination Graduation Cap
Additional Supplies: PTI Pure Poppy Buttons, PTI Baker's Twine,  Glitter Dots ~ LCS

Carissa's graduation card is here.
Carissa & my sister, Dawn
Karlie, (Carissa's sister), Carissa & Dawn
My son, Matthew & Carissa

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge and ...

As usual I had too many ideas for cards for this month's Papertrey blog hop.  
I made three cards and combined each with two other challenges.  
The challenges almost seemed as though they were made to go together.

 The inspiration ~

Blog hop inspiration 

This birthday card is for my Mom, and I combined it with challenges at


This  week our fabulous Crewmate Andrea Ewen 
is challenging us to make some flowers out of ribbon, fabric, felt, or burlap! (Or you can just add pretty flowers to your project!)

Supplies ~
Stamp: PTI Flower Fusion # 9
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, New Leaf & True Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches:  PTI Turning a New Leaf & Beautiful Blooms II # 1, SU Curly label Punch
Additional Supplies:  PTI Vintage Cream Felt, Black Felt, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Button 
     from my stash (Isn't it fun?)

My next card is for Father's Day / man challenges at Simon Says Stamp! and Cas-ual Fridays.   
I could probably also enter it into the Step-It-Up ~ Mixing Patterned Papers Make it Monday, but I like the next card better for that one.


CFC54:  Clean And Simple masculine cards using designer paper

 Simon Says ,,,, Father's Day/Special Male Challenge :-) 
This week we have another great challenge for you......
Father's day is on June 17th, so now is the time to get your cards and maybe handmade gifts ready !!
Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI On the Links
Paper: PTI New Leaf, True Black White; Patterned Paper ~ LCS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
No dies or punches! ~ Golf cart, flag & green cut by hand
This last card is for a coworker to hold a gift card as a huge thank you.  I am entering it in

Betsy is following up her last fabulous  Make It Monday Video with another fun tutorial to teach you how to combine patterned papers. With three levels of difficulty (tone-on-tone pattern combining, combining papers from the same paper pack, and combining papers from your scrap basket), there's sure to be helpful tips for paper crafters of every level. 
Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Tag-Its # 3
Paper:  PTI White, Black & New Leaf, Patterned Paper ~ LCS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  PTI Flipping Out, Mat Stack # 5 & Layerz Mat Stack # 5, Half & Half
Additional Supplies: Bling ~ LCS

We're leaving shortly to go up north to see my niece graduate from high school, so I am going to have wait to go blog hopping, and see everyone's wonderful creations.  Coincidentally we were headed up north on the same day of March PTI Blog Hop to watch her in her last high school play.  She played the widow of a gangster, hence the heavy makeup.  Here is a picture of her with my son.  

Thank you so much for hopping by!  For those of you in the US, hope you have a lovely, relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

You're the Best ~ Take Two

One more thank you card for the challenges at Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays.



CFC54: Clean And Simple projects using punches, or dies

Supplies ~ 
Stamps: PTI Flower Fusion # 5
Paper;  SU Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, DSP Patterns Pack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU More Mustard
Dies: PTI Notched Flowers, Mat Stack # 4 & Layerz Mat Stack # 4
Additional Supplies:  SU Ribbon, Button & Bling - LCS,  PTI Mehndi Medallion Impression Plate

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You're the Best!

I needed a thank you card, and this one came together quite easily since I already had the butterflies left over from a previous card.  I definitely like this one better than the first one.  I am entering it into challenges at Case Study and Cas-ual Fridays. I kept the butterflies, lace, tag, and embossed background, but changed the colors completely.

Aga's card

CFC54: Clean And Simple projects using punches, or dies

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Flower Fusion # 5
Paper: PTI White, SU Pumpkin Pie & Pretty in Pink, Strathmore Watercolor
Ink:  Pale Plum, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry Reinkers
Dies:  PTI Tag Sale #4,  Sizzix SU Beautiful Wings Embosslit, SU Word Window & Modern Label 
Additional Supplies:  Doily - LCS, SU Pretty in Pink Ribbon,  PTI Sunshine Impression Plate

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eight is Great!

A birthday card for an eight year old.  My son will be turning eight this summer, so he'll be going to other kids parties who are also turning eight.  This card is for three challenges at Runway Inspired Challenge, a kid themed challenge at Less is More, and a punch / die cut challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  This is my second card for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  The first one is here.
The inspiration at Runway Inspired Challenge

CFC54: Clean And Simple projects using punches, or dies
At Less or More ~
For our theme this week we have chosen a card for
Remember to keep it simple but you may use more than just the one layer this week, should you so desire.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Heart-2-Heart #2
Paper:  PTI White, SU Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight. Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie 
Dies:  PTI By the Numbers & Heart-2-Heart, Sizzix SU Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlets
Additional Supplies:  Rhinestones - LCS

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Love You Forever

Two more cards for my son for the challenge at Embellish Magazine.  We have been going on bike rides every day I am off work, and on the days I only work eight hours (I often work twelve hour shifts).  The first card more closely matches the colors, and the second card uses lighter versions of the recommended colors.  I made the first one last night, and decided this morning that the hills looked like snow.  So, I made a different, more simple one with only splashes of the purple and orange.  It may be hard to see, but there is a little orange in the handle bars.


Create a card, layout, or altered item with bicycles and using the color palette showcased in the inspirational graphic above.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  Hero Arts Joy Ride
Paper: SU Naturals White, Summer Starfruit (one of the new in colors),  Peach Parfait, Marina Mist, 
     Soft Suede
Ink: SU Marina Mist & Basic Gray, Orchid Opulence Marker (for the handle bars)
Dies:  PTI Clouds, Trendy Trees, In the Meadow; Sizzix SU Flower Burst Embosslit
Additional Supplies:  PTI Impression Plates Woodgrain & Background Basics - Diamond; Twine 
     from the Twinery

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  Hero Arts Joy Ride; PTI Simple Sentiments
Paper:  SU Naturals White & Daffodil Delight
Ink: SU Baja Breeze & Basic Gray, SU Pumpkin Pie Marker (handle bars)
Dies:  PTI Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circles
Additional Supplies:  Twine from the Twinery

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thinking of You!

Another masculine get well card for three challenges at Freshly Made Sketches, a clean and simple challenge at Simon Says Stamp!, and the 52 Card Pickup at the Old Back Porch.  The other masculine get well card I made earlier this week is posted here.  There are two of the new Stampin Up! in colors on this card ~ Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit. Also the DSP is from the new 2012-2013 catalog ~ it is called "Comfort Cafe." 


Simon Says.......Clean & Simple! 

This week we have another great challenge for you......

so please no fussy and fancy creations this week :-)

 No rules, just sharing the fun of making our own cards!  

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Flower Fusion # 7
Paper: SU Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: SU Midnight Muse
Additional Supplies:  PTI Button & Button Twine, Baker's Twine - LCS

A card from my son since I have been battling a bad cold all week (most likely a "gift" from him :)).

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Just For You

One more card today for three challenges at the color throwdown, a sketch challenge at deconstructing-jen., and this week's Make it Monday technique.  The two outside flowers are from the heart border, the small center flower is from the simple circles border - cut in half, the orange ones are from the small scallop border and the large one is from the movers & shakers - poppers die.


Make It Monday #66: Felt Flowers From Border Dies

There seems to be no end to the versatility of basic dies. In our opinion, they are some of the handiest tools to have in your stash. Today, Ashley tests and proves the theory by using her border dies to create amazing floral accents out of felt. Use her technique on your next card to give it some homemade sweetness. 
Supplies ~
Stamps:  SU Just Believe
Paper:  PTI White, Hibiscus Burst, Ocean Tides, Soft Stone; My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found - 
     Portobello Road
Ink: SU Basic Gray
Dies & Punches:  PTI Turning a New Leaf, Heart Border, Simple Circles, Small Scallop Border, 
     Movers & Shakers - Poppers; Spellbinders Circles;  SU Word Window & Modern Label Punches
Additional Supplies:  PTI Felt Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest & Raspberry Fizz, PTI Orange Zest 
     Button, Me & My Big Ideas Rhinestone

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Congratulations, Carissa!

A graduation card for my niece, Carissa.  She is graduating from high school next Saturday.  The colors in the card are her school colors.  I am entering the card into three challenges at Card Positioning Systems, the punch / die cut challenge CAS-ual Fridays, and the sparkle challenge at Card Crafters Circle.



CFC54: Clean And Simple projects using punches, or dies

Challenge #23 - Sparkle, Sparkle!

To our next challenge!  Sparkle and bling can be fun... and don't we love it!  So our challenge theme for you this week is 
We challenge you to create a card that sparkles.... glitter, shimmer, bling...  make it shine!
Supplies ~
Stamps:  Verve Great Expectations
Paper:  PTI Harvest Gold, Royal Velvet & White; SU Basic Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches:  PTI Double-Ended Banners, Emagination  Graduation Punch
Additional Supplies:  Me & My Big Ideas Rhinestones

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thinking of You!

A sparkly flower for a color challenge at ColourQ  and a sketch challenge at retro sketches.  I was happy with this flower, and cased myself.  


Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Flower Fusion # 7
Paper:  PTI White; SU Wisteria Wonder & Lucky Limeade
Ink: SU Basic Gray
Dies & Punches:  PTI Bloom Builders # 3 & Turning a New Leaf;  SU Modern Label Punch
Additional Supplies:  SU Tempting Turquoise Button & Wisteria Wonder Ribbon; Martha Stewart 
     Rhinestone; Art Institute Ultra Fine Lilac Glitter (22); Corner Rounder

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bright Gingham

Another card for my son for two challenges at Moxie Fab World for the Tuesday Trigger: Bright Bite and The Gingham Challenge.
Now that the weather is nice, we have been going on bike rides again.

Tuesday Trigger: Bright Bite

  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates gingham in an innovative way.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Bitty Background Blocks & Heart-2-Heart #2; Hero Arts Joy Ride
Paper:  SU Rustic White; Green Gingham ~ LCS
Ink:  SU Green Galore, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: PTI Heart-2-Heart #2 & Heart-2-Heart #3

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Happy Father's Day!

A Father's Day card for my Dad for two challenges at CR84FN Color Challenge 
and the sketch challenge at Card Patterns.  
Before he retired I always bought his ties for him, so I bought the tie die with him in mind.


Supplies ~
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  SU Naturals White & DSP Subtles Paper Patterns; DCWV Linen Closet Stack (for the ties)
Ink:  SU Marina Mist
Dies & Punches:  PTI Tie; SU Word Window & Modern Label Punch
Additional Supplies:  SU Marina Mist, Twine (Twinery), PTI Blueberry Sky Button & Button Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!