Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Teacher Thank You

I've been working on teacher gifts for the end of the 
school year.  This card is for my son's teacher ~ who 
I am truly thankful for.  I used the sketch at Retro Sketches.
I am also entering it at Simon Says Stamp where this
week ~ Anything Goes.  I recycled an older PTI stamp
box to use for the handmade stationery (which I 
previously posted here).

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Teaching (Card)
     PTI Think Big Favorites # 18 (Box)
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Baja Breeze & Tangerine Tango; My Mind's Eye Collectable "Notable"
Ink:  SU Baja Breeze & Tangerine Tango;
Dies & Punches:  EK Success Punches & PTI Flower Fusion # 3
Additional Supplies:  Rhinestones - LCS, Corner Rounder

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Happy Birthday, Ardyth!

A bright rainbow birthday card for Ardyth of Maskerade.  
Ardyth is well known for her very colorful, graphic, and 
sparkly cards.  The very witty Ms. Darnell has arranged 
a birthday party for Ardyth.  You can link up your cards 
for Ardyth on Darnell's blog.  I created the stripes and 
"birthday" die cut with score tape and glitter.  I suspect 
I'll be cleaning up the glitter for quite some time ;).

Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  PTI Wonderful Words Birthday Mini
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Die:  PTI Wonderful Words Birthday
Additional Supplies:  Score tape & Martha Stewart Fluorescent Glitter

Ardyth, hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Good Luck

Probably the quickest card I have ever made ;).
The cue word this week at CASology is "Royal."
There are many routes to take with this word, but one
 of the first thoughts that came to me was "royal flush."
  No, I am not a big gambler ;).  I do play video poker
on my Nook, and only every few years at a casino.

Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  SU Sincere Salutations
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  SU Poppy Parade
Additional Supplies:  Deck of Playing Cards (only 2 for 1.00 @ the dollar store)

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Another Father's Day Card

One more Father's Day card for work.  The majority 
of the Father's Day cards I made for work are here, 
however, there is one Dad who I really don't think 
would like one with a tie.   I used the colors at ColourQ.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Grunge Me, Star Prints, & Boy Basics - Rock On
Paper:  PTI White, SU Midnight Muse
Ink:  SU Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, More Mustard & Dusty Durango (I don't have Really Rust)
Die:  PTI Boy Basics - Rock On & Block Alphabet
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate, Avery Elle sequins

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Today ...

A quick card for the challenge at CASE Study.  
Maile is the Muse this month.  All of my ideas 
for this challenge have already been posted, so I
came up with this.  I will use it a for a birthday card.

My heart goes out  to everyone in Oklahoma
who was in the wake of the awful tornado.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Supplies ~ 
Paper:  PTI White
Additional Supplies:  PTI Buttons, Studio Calico Wood Veneer

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dad, It's Your Day

I have several cards for the challenge at The Paper Players to
make a CAS masculine card.  I am also posting at the 
52 Card Pickup.   I made four cards for Father's Day here.
After looking at them for a couple days, I decided on one 
that I wanted to mass produce.  This is a CASE of the first 
of them.  I work in a neonatal intensive care unit and make
cards for the babies to give to their Dads.  Previous cards
that I have made for Father's Day are here.


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Star Prints, Craft's Meow Grads & Dads
Paper:  PTI Rustic White, SU Dusty Durango & Basic Gray SU Patterns Stack In Colors 2010-2012, 
      SU Comfort Cafe DSP 
Ink:  SU Poppy Parade, Midnight Muse & Dusty Durango
Additional Supplies:  Confetti (instead of sequins)

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Wish Big

Another card for the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch using the 
colors at ColourQ and the "Birthday" theme at Addicted to CAS. 


Supplies ~
Stamps: PTI Script Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  SU Certainly Celery, Rose Red (didn't have Ruby Red), Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Additional Supplies:  Craft Concepts Butterfly Kisses Embossing Folder, Recollections Butterfly Embellishments

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another Sympathy Card

A quick card for three challenges ~ "Bloom" at CASology,
"Flower Power" at Simon Says Stamp and sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.
Thankfully I do not need this card. Unfortunately it seems that
 when I need a sympathy card, I have a hard time coming up with one.



Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Cutting Garden
Paper:  PTI White, SU Pink Pirouette (the rose is stamped on it)
Ink:  PTI Hibiscus Burst, SU Basic Gray
Additional Supplies:  Sequins - LCS

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Moving On ...

 I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing Mother's Day with
your families.  Mine was a rather memorable one, but not really
 in a good way ;).  My 8 year old son who has ADHD 
came home on Friday with a project that is due on
Monday, that took over nine hours of work to complete.
This was something that should have been completed at
school, but because of his inability to focus (despite being 
on medication), he was so far behind.  We would work for a awhile, 
and then take a break that we both badly needed. I ended up having
to cancel taking my Mom out to lunch to work on this project.
Of course, being my Mom, she was very understanding, and 
we will certainly reschedule.  If anyone has any suggestions for
writing projects with kids ADHD, I would be forever grateful.

On our breaks, I would work on a card to help to myself relax.
I am getting an early start on Father's Day cards for work.
I tried using some of the masculine color combinations
at the Dynamic Duos and combined them with another
challenge.  It is their one year anniversary ~ Happy Anniversary! 
We could use any past challenge colors. 

This is the one I am submitting to Dynamic Duos.  I am also posting
it at the 52 Card Pickup.

This one I used the same color combination and Heather's 
I used aluminum tape for the stars.

Here I used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and the color 
combination of Pure Poppy and Black.


Lastly, I used the sketch at Retro Sketches and the
 Soft Suede and Pool Party color combination.


It's been a long weekend and I am going to skip a detailed listing of supplies.
The stamp sets were PTI Star Prints and The Craft's Meow Grads & Dads.
The patterned paper is retired SU Comfort Cafe.   If anyone 
is wondering about anything else, I will be happy to let you know.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Like a Rainbow ...

A quick card for two challenges ~ rainbows and
hexagons.  At Addicted to CAS the challenge is 
rainbows and the hexagon challenge is for CASology.
I CASEd my own card here.


Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Paper:  PTI White, SU Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:  SU Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Hexagons

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A Sympathy Card

A sympathy card (thankfully that I do not need) for two
challenges at CASE Study and CAS-ual Fridays. 
I played tic-tac-toe at CAS-ual Fridays using the 
center vertical column.  The embossing may not be 
captured well, but I did use the linen impression plate.
Maile is this month's Muse.  I kept the kraft, sympathy
theme, and flowers.  I used an impression plate instead
of a background stamp, washi tape instead of ribbon, and 
sequins instead of buttons.



Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Signature Greetings II, Verve Brighter Days, Stamp It Dahlia (1999)
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake, My Mind's Eye Happy Day
Ink:  SU Crumb Cake & Soft Suede
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate, Sequins - LCS, Washi Tape from my stash

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thanks ...

I'm a roll today ~ this card is for the sketch challenge
at Retro Sketches.  The word bubbles were blank and 
I stamped phrases from Tiny Tags and Tiny Tags II.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Tiny Tags & Tiny Tags II
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone (base), Doodlebug Design Inc. - Take Note
Ink:  SU Basic Gray
Punch:  SU  Scallop Trim Border
Additional Supplies: PTI Button, Twine - The Twinery

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Happy Mother's Day ~ With All My Heart

One more card for the challenge at CASE Study
using the colors at Dynamic Duos and the Mother's
Day theme at The Paper Players.  This month's 
Muse is the very talented Maile Belles.


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  The Craft's Meow Beautiful Spring, SU With All My Heart
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone & White, My Mind's Eye - Happy Day
Ink:  SU Basic Gray & Baja Breeze
Punch:  SU Heart to Heart
Additional Supplies:  Sequins - LCS, Mr.Huey's Opaque White Color Mist

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With Heartfelt Thanks

This month Maile Belles is the Muse at CASE Study. 
It's been a while since I have joined in on the fun at
CASE Study, however I plan on CASEing her a lot 
this month, I love her style.  I made this for my son's 
teacher for teacher appreciation week using the colors 
from The Play Date Cafe.  I also entering at
Simon Says Stamp for their "Happy Mail"  challenge.

Maile's card

Supplies ~
Stamp:  PTI Script Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White, Making Memories - Wedding
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Additional Supplies:  Blue Moon Beads (flower), PTI Button, the Paper Studio Gemstones - LCS, PTI Sunrise
      Impression Plate
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

I Know You Can Do it!

A fun, cheery card for two challenges ~ cue word of
"care" at CASology and sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.
I am also posting this at the 52 Card Pickup.


Supplies ~ 
Stamp: PTI Flower Fusion # 12
Paper:  PTI White, Various textured card stock from my stash
Ink:  SU Tempting Turquioise
Dies:  PTI Beautiful Blooms II # 3
Additional Supplies:  Washi Tape, PTI Buttons & Button Twine, Corner Rounder

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