Friday, March 29, 2013

If You're Feeling Blue ...

A card of hope and encouragement for the current
challenge at CASology.  The cue word is "Hope."
I am also entering at 52 Card Pickup and
Simon Says Stamp where this week~ anything goes.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Watercolor Wonder, Inkadinkado Friendly Advice
Paper:  PTI White & Soft Stone
Ink:  Hero Arts Neons ~ Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green & Purple
Additional Supplies:  Sequins - LCS, Corner Rounder

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Catching Up ~ Summer School Teacher Gifts

Continuing to clean up my memory card.  Here are the cards
I made for the summer school teacher gifts.  I made six different
squares for different occasions and placed them on a piece of
acetate with glue dots.  Included with these were blank embossed
note cards with a place to glue the square.  I bought a large box of the 
already embossed note cards at Michaels using a 40 % off coupon.  
I made four sets of these.  I also had found a book of race cars from
the local library for only fifty cents that they were getting rid of.
I cut out the cars and matted them with black.  The "gift boxes" 
were recycled PTI stamp boxes.  The sentiment is from PTI ~ 
one of the Think Big series.  It was stamped onto a die cut from 
Spellbinders, and then I cut two more layers to mat.
 The race car cards were given to two teachers.  For under 
ten dollars, I made teacher gifts for six teachers ~ not bad ;).

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Catching Up ~ Father's Day in the NICU

I am working on cleaning up my memory card.
No challenges ~ just posting cards that I made last year 
for the babies in the NICU to give to their Dads for 
Father's Day.  Often I use a card that I have made and
CASE it, making it easier to mass produce.  I used this card 
to CASE for the Father's Day cards for 2012.  
All of the details for the card are on that post.

I made these in 2010 using all SU supplies.

I made the pickup trucks cards in 2011 for Father's Day using 
SU Loads of Love.  I found an old automobile supply
catalog at a rummage sale that I used for the background
paper.  The trucks were water colored and then fussy cut.

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Sequins, Sequins & More Sequins

Oh happy day ~ I was on call today and did not have to work!
Of course, instead of cleaning (like I should have done) I made 
three cards.  This month the blog hop at PTI is all about sequins.
For the Wish Big card I used the colors at ColourQ and used no 
stamps for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  I found neon
sequins at a local craft store that matched a few of my neon 
inks quite nicely.  I used them to make a background for two
bright thank you cards.


Supplies ~ Thank You cards
Stamps:  PTI Watercolor Wonder
Paper:  PTI White & Raspberry Fizz
Ink:  Hero Arts Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Green
Die:  Provo Craft Olivia
Additional Supplies:  Sequins - LCS

Supplies ~ Wish Big card
No Stamps ;)
Paper:  PTI White & Blueberry Sky, SU Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Mr. Huey's Taxi Color Mist
Dies:  PTI Quick Stitch Sentiments & Provo Craft Olivia
Additional Supplies:  Sequins - LCS, DMC floss 792 (There is a chart at Splitcoaststampers that has the matching DMC floss colors for SU colors.  There is also a partial list at Melissa Bickford's blog with matching colors for PTI colors and DMC floss.)

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

I Only Have Eyes ... For You

A very quick post, since I should be in bed ~ being 
scheduled for a 12 hour shift tomorrow.  I made another
card for the "song" challenge at CASology using the
colors at Play Date Cafe.  I felt a little guilty about my last 
entry at CASology since I made my card and then found a
song to fit.  So, I came up with a song first, and then made 
a card.  The song is older ~ "I Only Have Eyes for You."
I also wanted to thank the ladies at Play Date
for selecting my last entry there for the
"Cream in Our Coffee."

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Easter X 18

I made these cards for the babies in the NICU I work at to give to 
their parents on Easter.  As soon as I saw Melissa's new series 
"Polka Dot Parade," I knew I wanted to use them for this year's cards.
I bought two of the dies, to make my work easier.  During  
the February countdown at PTI there were many cards using
the bunnies with negative die cuts and tags, and I have seen others 
since then.  I liked the idea of tags and negative die cuts. 
 I  worked assembly line fashion using three colors ~ 
Blueberry Sky, Summer Sunrise and Aqua Mist.
This is also why this is my first post for the week on Friday ;).

 I am entering them into five challenges ~ 
A Passion for Papertrey ~ to use a negative die cut
CASology ~ Song 
(There are many songs that work for these cards ~ including:
Little Bunny Foo Foo, Easter Parade, Here Comes Peter Cottontail,
Funny Bunny and Bunny Hop ~ to name a few.)
Moxie Fab World ~ Emphasize the Negative
Simon Says Stamp ~ Easter / Spring
52 Card Pickup ~ always anything goes


I made these for last Easter. 

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Take Three: Spring
Paper:  PTI White, Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist & Summer Sunrise; Pattern Packs in the same colors
Ink:  PTI Blueberry Sky & Aqua Mist,  SU So Saffron
Dies:  PTI Tag Sale # 6 & Tag Sale # 7,  Polka Dot Parade # 1
Additional Supplies:  PTI Buttons; SU Bashful Blue & So Saffron Ribbons; Sequins, Pom Poms & Aqua ribbon - LCS

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

An Extraterrestrial Birthday

A birthday card for a nine year old who loves Star Wars.
The cue word this week at CASology is "extraterrestrial."
A great coincidence ;) ~ for a card I needed to make
anyway.  I also used various shades of gray for the
 challenge at A Passion for Papertrey.  



Challenge: 50 Shades of Grey!

At a Passion for Papertrey

I am also posting it at the 52 card pickup.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Heart-2-Heart # 2, Recollections Robots
Paper:  PTI White & Soft Stone, SU Basic Gray, PTI True Black Pattern Pack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Die:   PTI Heart-2-Heart # 2 for the balloon
Additional Supplies:  Washi Tape - LCS 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day X 24

24 cards for the babies in the NICU I work at to give to their
parents this St. Patty's Day.  I used the sketch at Retro Sketches.
I am also entering them at Simon Says Stamp where the 
challenge is "A Bit 'O Green."  I have three very slightly different
versions, because I ran out of the buttons, and then ran out of the
large glitter dots.

Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  PTI White & Soft Stone, Glittered Green - LCS
Ink:  SU Garden Green
Punches:  SU Word Window & Modern Label, Martha Stewart 4 Leaf Clover
Additional Supplies:  Washi Tape - LCS, PTI Soft Stone Buttons, Glitter Dots & Rhinestones - LCS

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hippity Hoppity

Wow ~ long time away from blogging.  My son caught a nasty bug,
and then he gave it to me ;).  Not only did we feel miserable, but it
was so exhausting.  Thankfully we're both doing much better.
I have a card today using the bright fun colors at Play Date Cafe 
for the "bunny" cue word at CASology.  I am also entering at the 
52 card pickup  where anything goes.

Old Back Porch

Supplies ~
Stamp:  PTI Scrambled Eggs
Paper:  PTI White & Lucky Limeade, SU Regal Rose & Marina Mist
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Marina Mist & Regal Rose (marker)
Dies & Punches:  PTI Scrambled Eggs, Spellbinders Ovals, SU Word Window & Modern Label
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate, Rhinestones - LCS

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