Thursday, January 31, 2013

Flying by to Say Hi

A card for my son who LOVES to play Angry Birds.
We get through many wrestling tournaments 
with him playing Angry Birds between matches.
No pictures from this past weekend, he came in fourth
out of four after injuring his shoulder in his second match.

It is the "game" challenge at CASology
and the "Make Your Mark" challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.
The marking is quite small ~ it is the black in the eyes.
This week it is "anything goes"  at Simon Says Stamp.
 The angry bird and sling shot are made from various punches,
most of them are retired, only the first three listed are current.

 CFC87: Use markers in your Clean And Simple Creation
Remember... a little can go a loooong way!
You can color an image, or an element, or get creative and show us some fun techniques!

Supplies ~
Stamps: PTI Little Hot Rod 
Paper:  SU Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black,  Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Garden Green & Peach Parfait
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU More Mustard & Real Red, Black Sharpie
Punches:  SU Word Window, 1 3/4 " Circle, Owl Builder, Spring Flower Bouquet, Horizontal Slot,  Photo Corner, Heart to Heart
Die:  MFT Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass
Additional Supplies:  Taylored Expressions Cloud Impression Plate 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Who's Turning Forty?

One more card for the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch
using the colors at ColourQ.  I am also entering it at 52 card pickup.

Supplies ~
Stamps: Penny Black Trims, CAS-ual Fridays WTF
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, SU Pink Pirouette & Primrose Petals
Ink:  SU Raspberry Ripple & Early Espresso
Dies:  PTI By the Numbers
Additional Supplies:   Rhinestones & Glitter Dots - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thinking of You

I love purple, so I had to play along with the color
challenge at Color Throwdown.  The long panel has
Old Olive as its background, so I substituted that in place
of the Garden Green, since they offered us the option not
to use the exact colors.  I used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.
I paper pieced the flowers, so I will also enter it at Simon Says Stamp.
This is my second entry at Simon Says Stamp, the first one is my previous post.


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  CAS-ual Fridays Truth Is, PTI Think Big Favorites # 7
Paper:  PTI Rustic White, SU DSP Patterns Pack Soft Subtles & In Color 2011-2013, SU Certainly Celery, SU DSP (Retired, unsure of name)
Ink:  SU Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Grab Life by the Beans

We are in the middle of winter storm Luna.
My son and I shoveled the driveway,
 and by the time we finished we could have started over again :~(.
No point in fighting a losing battle, must mean it's time to stamp :-).
I made a very CAS card for three challenges ~ 
sketch at Less is More,
theme at CASology ~ "Drink," and
technique of paper piecing at Simon Says Stamp.
The coffee cup and "coffee" in the cup are paper pieced.
The beans are fussy cut.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  Craft's Meow Warm Winter Wishes, Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe
Paper: PTI Rustic White & Aqua Mist, SU Soft Suede, Authentique 6 X 6 Bundle - Gathering
Ink:  SU Soft Suede

Hope you are warm and dry wherever you are!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

You Make My Heart Melt

A Valentine for the sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop
and the color challenge at Dynamic Duos.


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Warm Hearts
Paper:  PTI White, Pure Poppy, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack, SU Basic Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches:  Spellbinders Labels Twelve, SU Heart Punch
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace Be Still Impression Plate, Rhinestones - LCS, SU Black Taffeta Ribbon

A quick wrestling update, my son came in third at our home tournament on Saturday.

"Mom, put THIS picture on the computer ;)"

Tracey, you won the blog candy for my Blogversary, Congratulations!
If you can email me your address, I can get it in the mail for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Blue Thank You

A very quick card for the "blue" challenge at CASology.
I am also entering it at 52 card pickup.

Please stop by this post  ~ I am giving away some blog candy.

All supplies by SU except for the Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Belated Anniversary Wishes Darnell & Mister

Belated Anniversary Wishes Darnell and Mister ~ 
Sorry I'm late to the party, when I work 
(12 hour shifts) I rarely check any blogs.  

 Congratulations on 42 years!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Love You

I've made 24 of these to use at work.  
I work in a neonatal intensive care unit, 
and the babies will be giving them to their parents.  
I used sketch # 3 from CAS(E) this Sketch.
The card qualifies for two current challenges ~ 
Simon Says Stamp for their black and white with a splash of colour
and the code word "embossing" at Addicted to CAS.
Although perhaps it is white and red with a touch of black ;).

I'm giving away blog candy here.  Please stop by.


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI 2010 Love Tags & SU Short & Sweet
Paper:  PTI White & SU Real Red
Ink: SU Real Red & Memento Tuxedo Black
Punches:  SU 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle & 1 3/4 " Circle, EK Success 2 " Scalloped Circle
Additional Supplies:  Taylored Expressions Heart Impression Plate & Rhinestones - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mahalo, Grazie, Danke Merci,Gracias

A Thank You card using the colors at Play Date Cafe.
I am also entering it at A Passion for Papertrey 
for their "Thank You" challenge.

Please see this post for some blog candy.

Supplies ~
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Big Thanks
Paper:  PTI Rustic White & Simply Chartreuse, SU Pacific Point
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Punch & Die:  PTI Sending You & SU Small Oval Punch
Additional Supplies:  PTI Simply Chartreuse Felt, PTI Dark Chocolate Button, SU Kiwi Kiss Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blog Candy for My Blogversary

Wow ~ one year ago today, I started my blog.  It's been a great
year, and I have met many wonderful people along the way. 
The very talented Karen Baker just designed a new header for
my blog, and I couldn't be happier.  Along with my new look 
I would like to have better photos of my cards.  Please leave
a comment with your best photography tip.  Do you prefer a 
certain type of camera?  Do you use a light box?  How do you
set up your lights?  Do you use a certain kind of bulb?  I 
live in Wisconsin, so natural lighting isn't a viable option
much of the time.  I would really appreciate any tips you
could give me.  I would like to give a special thanks to my
followers and those who stop by regularly and leave comments.
I am planning on drawing a random winner on January 23rd.

My Favorite Things ~ Clearly Sentimental about Art
Inkadinkado Baby Inchies
Zots Medium Adhesive Dots
K & C Company Black Dots Smash Tape
TLC Salt & Pepper Collection Ribbon

Good Luck & Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add a winner:

True Random Number Generator 3 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Winter

A winter card for two challenges ~ "winter" theme at CASology,
 and sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!
I used one of the rainbow color schemes for this week's Make It Monday,
I 'm using snowflakes again ;).


Make It Monday #99: Repeats & Rainbows


Stamps:  PTI Winter Snow Globe
Paper:  PTI Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, & White
Ink:  PTI Blueberry Sky
Dies:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes # 2
Additional Supplies:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Dear You

A birthday card for the color challenge at Dynamic Duos and
sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop.  I am also entering it at the 



Supplies ~
Stamps:  SU Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  PTI Rustic White, SU Melon Mambo & Island Indigo, Festival of Prints Paper
Ink:  SU Melon Mambo
Dies:  PTI In the Meadow, Heart Border, Bloom Builders # 3, Spellbinders Rectangles
Additional Supplies:  Cuttlebug folder - Juli's Garden, Glitter Adhesive dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

You Bowl Me Over

Some Valentines for the "New" challenges at both
Simon Says Stamp and CASology and
the black and white with a touch of color at 
Less is More.  I made twenty four for his class at school.
The "new" are the stamps ~ two of my sets for Christmas.
It may seem like I am ahead, but my son is a wrestler.
We have tournaments every weekend now for 
the next several weekends.  He had his first wrestling tournament 
today and came in fourth. Next weekend we have tournaments
on both days.  It's a long day since he actually wrestled for
only 12 minutes total.  Three one minute rounds and then 
30 to 45 minutes in between matches. I'm sure 
there are lots of tough sports for parents to watch,
but wrestling seems especially tough.  Either your kid is
getting "beat up" or he is "beating up" someone else's kid.
If anyone any great advice, I would welcome it.


At Less is More ~ 
with a touch or a splash, a hint or suggestion, a dab or a  patch of 
a colour of your choice!
Supplies ~
Stamps:  The Ally Way adoraBowl,  Gourmet Rubber Stamps Kingpin
Paper:  SU Whisper White & Real Red
Ink:  SU Real Red & Memento Tuxedo Black
PunchesCorner Rounder & SU Tag Corner
Additional Supplies:  Rhinestone - LCS 

 Thanks so much for stopping by!