Friday, July 31, 2015

Butterfly with Washi


Hello! I am glad that you stopped by.  Today I am sharing a card than I made with a Printable Design from Silhouette on my Cameo.  I sized the design to fit on my card and printed on White CS and trimmed. I used Polka Dot and  Heart pattern Washsi Tapes to complete the card using a Gray card base and a layer of Pink CS embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF.  The card was finished with die cut words in pink cut with Cheery Lynn dies.

Challenges:
Butterfly Challenge: #36 Butterflies + W is for Washi Tape.  Used 2 patterns of Washi tape.
Mod Squad Challenge: Anything Goes plus using any brand of die that One Happy Cut sells.  I used Cheery Lynn dies.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Too Close To the Sketch?



 Hello!  My card today is made for the CAS(E) this Sketch graphic on the right.  I know I took the design literally and stamped circles copying the sketch.  I just had that design stuck in my mind as I stamped multiple colors using Large and small Circle stamps from GKD Inspiration Mosaic and Candles for Your Cake.  Yes, I did use actual rubber stamps that I have.  I first thought of using erasers on the end of pencils but then I remembered the GKD stamps.  My colors used were inspired by the Photo Inspiration from Addicted to Stamps. I also added some embossing to the lower edge for texture which also follows the circles theme.
Supplies: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Morocco inks: White, Yellow, and Orange CS from stash,  Cheery Lynn Happy Birthday Dies.

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch: #133 shown on upper right
Addicted to Stamps: #155 Photo Inspiration.  Used colors of flowers in my card. The cluster of circles mimic the shape of the flowers in an abstract way.
Cheery Lynn Challenge: #195 Anything Goes.  This is a very different style card that I usually make for Cheery Lynn Challenges but it is Anything Goes,  so why not enter it?

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Lavender with Dragonflies


Welcome to my studio!  It looks like another hot day to spend some time making more cards.  My design today is for the sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday and also for the Power Poppy challenge.  I used the Power Poppy stamp set Lavender that I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics and Memento Markers.  The word Lavende was stamped in Memento Lulu Lavender ink.  The 4 pattern papers used are from GCD Studio Journeys paper pad by Kathy Davis.  My color choices look like they were inspired by the Power Poppy graphic shown below.  I finished with Dragonfly Brads and a touch of Grosgrain Ribbon.

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday: #371 Sketch on the right
Power Poppy: Power & Spark challenge -Hang Some Paper.  I used 4 pattern papers on my card.
Alphabet Challenge Blog: L is for Lavender.  I used a stamp of Lavender Plant and Lavender Brads and ribbon.
Fussy and Fancy Challenge: # 144 Things with Wings






Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sending Love and Hugs


Hello!  I just arrived home after being in Tennessee visiting my Mother for a few days.  If we think it is hot here in Ohio,  it seems cool compared to the heat in TN. 
I am trying to do some challenges between doing things that I really should be doing....working in the garden, laundry, housework, etc....
The card that I am posting was made with stamps from Repeat Impressions and I used the sketch from their challenge this week.  I only stamped a portion of the Floral Stamp ( eliminated the butterfly) but also used the individual butterfly and sentiment stamps.  My Black-Eyed Susan plants are now blooming so I was inspired by them to make this card.
Other supplies used: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics Y21,YR21, YG03, G82, E07, E35; GKD Fresh Asparagus CS; White and Black CS; Fancy Pants Pattern paper; Square and Circle dies.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: What If? Wednesday Sketch #J2215 shown on right
Mod Squad Challenge: The Wing's the Thing 
Just Add Ink: Challenge  #272 Just Add Butterfly
Allsorts Challenge: Week 321 Add a Butterfly



Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blue Bird of Happiness


Hello!  That is what the Blooming Bird digi from A Day for Daisies is tweeting.  My card was made for the challenge at A Day For Daisies to use newsprint on a card and also for Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge.  The pattern paper newsprint is from 7 Gypsies Conservatory pad and the image was colored with Copics after printing on GKD Ivory CS.
Other supplies: Memento Rich Cocoa Ink; Distress Ink Antique Linen; Ribbon from stash; Power Poppy Sentiment; Blue CS Scrap; Lawn Fawn die.

Challenges:
A Day for Daisies: Use A Day for Daisies image and add some Newsprint
Sweet Sunday: Sketch #278
Shopping Our Stash Challenge:  Don't get Stressed. Get DE-Stressed.  Make a project that shows how we relax.   Bird watching is a favorite past time that makes me relax so I am showing a bird in a tree that I may have spotted.  And I used distress ink on the edges of the layers.


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Tag! You're It.



I was playing with the challenge at Tag You're It! and was inspired to do a 2 layer tag using pattern paper (used for both layers) and to make with a 3D butterfly design.  I had this paper from 7 Gypsies pad Conservatory out on my desk and  decided to create with it.  Since I found this challenge, I think I will enjoy making more tags.
Other supplies used:  Memory Box Pippi Butterfly Dies; Cheery Lynn Butterfly, Angel Wings, and Word Dies; Yellow CS; Yellow Marker; Eyelet; Raffia; Hole Punch

Challenges:
Tag You're It! Challenge: #26 Create a tag inspired by the one that  Marybeth Lopez made shown on right. Used a double layered butterfly and patterns in a similar layout to the challenge.



Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Welcome to the Beach


Hello!  Today I have a card using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  I used an old Flourishes stamps from the Beach Life set that I stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics and sponged the embossed sky with Summer Sky ink. This is an older stamp set that I love to use in beach scenes. I adhered the image to Ivory CS and  a card base of Brown CS. Brads were attached for coconuts on the Palm Trees.
Other supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Rectangle and Label dies from Spellbinders: Darice EF Clouds; Brads from stash.

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch: #132 Shown on right.
Less Is More: Week 233 Theme is Life's a Beach
Retro Rubber: Challenge 19 - Inspire Me with Color....used blues, green, sand with splash of red from photo on left
AAA Cards: Game 44-Waterworld and Dies . Experiment with watery backgrounds or underwater life. Cool pool colors and splashes, and die cut accents. Used Label and Rectangle dies.



Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

A Basketful of Flowers


Hello!  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Get In Shape.  So, I thought getting on a bicycle might do the trick, but.... all we have to do is make a card that is not a square or rectangle.   That is easier then doing exercises!  I made my card round using Spellbinder Blossom Die and Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Die.  But I did a bicycle theme with Papers and Such stamps from Basketful of Flowers set. I added some Flower Soft to the flowers in the basket, a bow, and some pink brads to the spokes.
Other Supplies: Pink and White CS, Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud Inks, Pink Satin Ribbon, Green Gelly Roll Pen.

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Get In Shape.
Crafty Ribbon Challenge: 123 Bicycle with Ribbon
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is No Designer Paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Challenge #122 is Black and White Plus One Additional Color.  You can have a colored image as well. Pink is my additional color.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Flowers with Charm


 Second Post Today
Hello! I always seem to be late when I enter a card for Tuesday Morning Challenges. I must think that I have until Monday but this challenge closes on Sunday.  I made this card with Power Poppy stamps and pattern paper from 7 Gypsies Conservatory pad.  To qualify for the Power Poppy current challenge I needed to use at least 3 Patterns.  I pulled colors from the floral pattern for my design.

Supplies used: Stamps from Countryside Bouquet Deluxe; Ivory CS, 4 patterns; Memento Olive Grove, Rich Cocoa inks, Distress Ink Antique Linen Ink; Copics BV 00, 04, G 99, Y 21,26, YG 93: Oval and Rectangle dies; Heart Buttons and Butterfly Charm from Stash.


Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch 309
Power Poppy: Hang Some Paper. Use at least 3 pattern papers on a card.
Butterfly Challenge:  #35 Butterflies + T is for Tallisman  (Charm)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes with Pattern Paper


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Yummy Cupcake with a Lot of Sunshine.





Hello!  The Photo image from the challenge at The Shabby Tea room has been stuck in my mind and I decided I just had to make a cupcake with yellow icing  for a card.  This is a very literal interpretation of the photo.  I cut out a cupcake from white CS using a Silhouette file on the Cameo.  I colored the stripes with Sakura Yellow glaze pen  and added "Icing" with a yellow Stickles and added glitter to that with Stickles yellow glue glitter. I attached the Cup Cake to a Pink Paislee  pattern paper from Color Wash pad and a base of White CS.  The sentiment from Power Poppy stamps was embossed with Wow California Sunshine EP.


Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: Week 255 Sweet As Sunshine.  I just had to make this cupcake card.
Pals Paper Arts: PPA 260 Sketch Challenge
CASology: Week 155 Cue card is Cupcakes







Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa