Monday, June 30, 2014

Card with Recyled Items


Tags and ribbon cut from Garments
The challenge at Less Is More this week is a recipe to use a recycled item..it can be anything, card, ribbon, paper, metal... anything that has been used before!
  I made a very simple card using a hang tag from an item of clothing that I bought.  I save about everything,  I thought the design and color of the tag was perfect and it also had an eyelet that I thread  with some ribbon recycled from the seam in the shoulder of a sweater and wrapped it around the card base of glossy white card stock and adhered with the tag.  I simply stamped a sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk ink on white CS, cut with a Spellbinders label die, and attached to the center of the tag.  All done. So Simple.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Life at the Beach


Hello!  Welcome to summer fun at the beach!  I used the challenge at The Kraft Journal for inspiration for my card.  The card base is Kraft CS with a layer of embossed White CS topped with strips of sand paper....great texture. I stamped beach items with Flourishes Beach Life set that I fussy cut and attached to the sand.
Other supplies:
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Rose Bud
Markers: Memento Rose Bud, Dandelion, Cantaloupe
Papers: Kraft, White, Yellow CS
EF: Darice Clouds

Challenges:
The Kraft Journal Challenge: Graphic shown with summer color theme.  Used the colors and a beach theme
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Summer is here.
Sweet Stamps Blog: Challenge is Summer
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Challenge is Summertime

Thanks to my stamping friend, Wanda, for the idea of using sand paper for the beach.
This was her card:

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bluebird of Happiness

Digi Sketch
Sometimes a card comes to me quickly and out of nowhere.  I combined several inspirations and ideas in this card.  First, I have several digis from A Day For Daisies that I have not used and wanted to play with one of them .  I played around on Photoshop with the digi Free Hand Bird with Musical Notes to color the image using shades of blue and then cut it out using an oval die letting the bird's  tail extend out a bit. Using copics B0000 and B21, I added some shading to the image. Inspired by the musical notes on the bird, I decided to stay with a musical theme. I embossed a mat of blue CS with Cuttlebug Allegro EF and colored the edges and raised design with Memento Summer Sky ink. I placed this on a card base of the same blue CS and added the image following the sketch to the right.  I stamped a sentiment from Flourishes Kid's Play set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink that kept with musical theme.  Remember the song Don't Worry, Be Happy?
How about the Bluebird of Happiness?

Challenges:
A Day For Daisies Blog: Make a monochrome card. Guess their new release called Blue Birdie got me thinking of Blue Birds and thus the subject of my card.
Digi Sketch Challenge: Sketch challenge on upper right with a theme shades of blue. Tied in with my thoughts of a blue bird.
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa
Choose a song to play by clicking on a video below-
You will have to go to my blog if you are opening this in email.
Top:  Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bottom: Bluebird of Happiness

Do You Thump?


Hello! I am back with a card using my fave colors of pink and green and a technique that I seldom use... "Thumping" which is to take a darker colored marker and start tapping or "thumping" on the image to add darker spots
I used the layout from Seize the Sketch and color inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations.

Supplies:
Stamps: GKD Stippled Nature
Inks: Memento Pear Tart and Angel Pink inks and Bamboo Leaves and Rose Bud Markers
Papers: Lime Green CS for Card Base, White CS, and Pattern Paper from GKD Petal & Wings
Dies: Spellbinder Label and Rectangle Dies
Pink Satin Ribbon and Watering Can Charm from stash

Challenges:
Stamp TV Release Challenge: Use Thumping Technique
Seize The Sketch:  Sketch #23
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: Color Your Week...use favorite color...that 'd be pink.
Simon Wednesday: Says Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #101 Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: Add a charm to a card.


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, June 27, 2014

Uncle Sam for the 4th

Hello! Today I am back to the appropriate season....getting ready for the 4th of July. Actually I made this card and more of the same for OWH for Any Hero cards.  Earlier, I had made a similar design at my Stamping Club which Shelly had made the kits for our meeting.  With this card I used Spellbinder dies - circle, scallop circle, square- to make Uncle Sam. Shelly used SU punches for her design which I do not own.   I cut the hat brim and rounded the corners with a corner punch.  Shelly had used the SU word window punch.
Other supplies:
Papers: Red, White, Navy CS
Stamps: Verve American Hero Stamps
Ink; Memento Paris Dusk
Black Pen and Pink Pencil
Stripe Ribbon from stash
EF: Cuttlebug Stars and Bubbles

Challenges:
Open-Minded Crafting Fun: Challenge  Patriotic Colors
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Red, White, and Blue
Die Cutttin Divas: Challenge - I vow thee to my country -inspired by the country you live in.
 Paper Pretties: Challenge is Red, White and Blue
Simon Wednesday: Says Anything Goes

What are your plans for the 4th? I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa
This is the original card:

Merry & Bright Light


This is the last of my Christmas cards for awhile.... hope I am not too repetitious. This card was also made  with some leftover papers from Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection.  I used a Heartfelt Creations panel with a Candle and Flowers and placed on a mat of Glossy Oyster Pearl CS and then the Dusty Sage card base.  The stamp Merry & Bright is from Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment on Clear Vellum Paper with Versmark  and heat embossed with Ranger Gold EP. I fancy cut it out and attached with tape made for use with Vellum. Added more sparkle to candle with Gold Metallic Pen and Clear Star pen.

 Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge: Anything Christmas  goes for June
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes as long as Card is covered with Patterned Paper
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Theme is Christmas
The Glory of Christmas: #36 Challenge Theme is Lights.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Buildings of Bethlehem


Hello! I am back with another Christmas card.  Again,  I started with some paper leftovers from Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection.  I used a Heartfelt Creations panel with Shepherds looking over the city of Bethlehem.   I placed this on a Heartfelt Creations pattern paper embossed with Cuttlebug EF Allegro and then on to a card base of Sand CS. The stamp sentiment is from Mark Finest Papers Greetings of the Season  and stamped with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I added a Rhinestone for the star and some shine with a Clear Star pen to the rays.

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Include a Building or part of one.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge: Anything Christmas  goes for June
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes as long as Card is covered with Patterned Paper
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Theme is Christmas

One more Christmas card to be posted soon. Stay tuned.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Christmas in June


Hello!  Yes, I know I have my seasons mixed up....I know it is summer and the hot temps are here but for some reason I  have been making a few Holiday cards ....may be because of the great Christmas challenges for this week.  Once I pulled out some Christmas papers and stamps, I just kept going.  I started with some leftovers from Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection.  I used a Heartfelt Creations panel with a snow scene with a mailbox and a house in the background.  I cut this with a circle die and added to a mat of wine CS cut with a scallop circle die. I placed this on embossed ( Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls)  Heartfelt Creations pattern paper, added a plaid ribbon and then on to a card base of Dusty Sage CS. The stamp sentiment is from Mark Finest Papers Greetings of the Season  and stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink. I added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the snow and trees for sparkle and shine but afraid it does not show in the photo.

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Include a Building or part of one. House is at back of scene.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge: Anything Christmas  goes for June
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes as long as Card is covered with Patterned Paper
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Theme is Sparkle, Shimmer or Shine.  You will have to take my word there is sparkle and shine on my card from Stickles Frosted Lace. 
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Theme is Christmas
ABC Christmas: M is for Mail- Hope my mailbox with mailed packages covers the theme

Stay Tune for more Christmas cards.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Make Your Own Background with Stamps

Hello! This card was made for a challenge to make your own background with stamps and I tied in some other elements from other challenges.  To make my background, I stamped a GKD flower design all over  pink cardstock with Versamark  and gold embossed.  After trimming this paper, I attached to the gold card base and attached the prepared  image and sentiment that were stamped on white CS and also gold embossed.  I edged the cut image and sentiment with Versamark ink and also embossed with gold EP since my Gold pen that I use for edges has dried up.  This was a fairly quick and easy card. The color of the flowers and paper match better in real life.  I always have trouble capturing the true color of pinks and also yellows in photos for posting.

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix it up Monday Challenge-Stamp, Stamp, Stamp-Make your own background.
Simon Wednesday: Challenge is You Gotta Have Friends.
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes with Option to use Pink
Clear It Out Challenge: : This weeks' challenge- Theme: Colour challenge-your favourite ice cream  Stash: anything goes.  Used pink for my favorite ice cream Strawberry
Shopping Our Stash: Use your favorite color. My fave color for making cards is pink.

Supplies:
Stamps: GKD Buds and Vases (flowers), Elegant Flowers (verse)
Ink: Versamark
EP: Ranger Gold
Papers: GKD Metallic Gold, Heavyweight White, Innocent Pink
Copics: G20, 82, R81, RV11
Dies:Spellbinders Square and Label

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

New Succulent Stamps


Hello!  I have been playing with some new Power Poppy stamps and thought I'd enter one of my cards  for the Power Peep of the Week. Each Friday the Bloom Brigade will pick their faves and  highlight them, not only on the Power Poppy Blog HERE but on their Pinterest Power Poppy Peeps Customer Creations .
I stamped the selected  images from Sassy Succulents on white CS with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics.  I cut the images and assembled the card following a sketch from Sketch n Stash challenge. I used an Olive Green cardstock base and "cork" looking pattern paper for the background.  Love the natural look of the pattern paper with the nature theme. Finished with a sentiment from the same stamp set.

Challenges:
Power Poppy: Peep of the Week-share a new Power Poppy creation.
Sketch n Stash: Challenge #142 See sketch on left. Use newest or neglected stash. I used new stamps.
Simon Wednesday:  Challenge is You Gotta Have Friends
Speedy Fox and Friends: Theme is Flowerpots

Supplies:
Stamps: Power Poppy Sassy Succulents
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Rhubarb Stalk
Copics: YG03,63,67, R24,E07,35,97, YR12, V12,15
Papers: Textured Green CS and White from Stash, Pattern Papers Fancy Pants Wonderful Day pad
Dies: Nesties Square, Oval, Scallop Oval, Label 4

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Is Here

 Welcome Summer!  Summer arrived this weekend and what a beautiful weekend it was.  I have a lot of zinnias blooming, one of my favorite summer flowers. I was inspired to make this card using bright colors of yellow, orange and ivory by the Just Us Girls challenge and a sketch from Seize the Sketch ( link closed before I posted). I do not have any orange zinnias but they do make a bright, colorful bouquet.
Challenges:
Just Us Girls: #246 color challenge
Mod Squad Challenge: Summer Colors. Colored my image with yellow and orange ....very much summer colors.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Let's go spotty with Ribbon. Spots on my ribbon and also in my image.
Craft Your Passion Challenge:  Theme is The Bold and The Beautiful....use bold bright colors.


Supplies:
Stamp: Flourishes Zinnias
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Tangelo
Copics: Oranges, Yellows, Greens
Papers: Yellow Textured, Orange, Ivory CS
Dies: Nesties Square
Ribbon: Yellow Satin with white dots
EF: Cuttlebug Bubbles


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pop, Goes the Flowers!


Another post...third for today!
This card features my fave color combo Pink and Green.  I have used some old stamps from GKD and followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning challenge.  I did the decorative  right edge of the card cutting freehand. I also fancy cut the stamped flowers after stamping with pink and popped them up at 2 levels with foam dots.  I used a die to cut the petals from vellum.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: STV14MON24 Mix It Up Monday- Pop, Goes the Flowers-Use at least one popped up flower on your card
Tuesday Morning Sketches: See sketch #254 on right-You can create it so that the edge of your card is cut decoratively or just add a decorative to the straight edge

Supplies:
Stamps: GKD Tropical Flowers( Small Flower) and Inside & Outside for the verse
Ink: Memento Rose Bud and Pear Tart
Papers: GKD White CS, Scraps of Green and Pink CS, Green Vellum, GKD Pattern from Petals and Wings Pad
Dies: Nesties Oval and Scallop Oval, Sizzix Branch with Leaves
Foam Pop Up Dots
Pearls from stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Two Challenges in One


Hello!  Today I made a card that covers 2 challenges... kind of a 2 for 1.  CAS(E) this Sketch is  pairing up with Fusion this week for a joint challenge ....use the sketch (good for both challenges) or only use the picture (Fusion challenge only).  I decided to combine the sketch and photo inspiration and pulled out the butterfly, gold, shiny, and thread (twine ) elements to use with the sketch.  I used a pattern paper as the background and wrapped the ivory strip (modified the shape a bit) with Gold Metallic thread and added 3 gold dots (sequins) and gold embossed sentiment. The butterfly die is very delicate....have not used often but like it for this card.
Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch: See above graphic
Fusion Card Challenge: See above graphic
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes for a birthday
Tuesday Throwdown: Theme is Celebrations

Supplies:
Die: Pippi Butterfly by Memory Box
Stamps: Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold, and The Happy
Ink: Versamark
EP: Ranger Gold
Papers: GKD Gold Metallic CS, Ivory CS Strap, Chevron Pattern Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky Pad
Clark Metallic Thread and Sequins from stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Congrats to Gratuate Alex


 My great nephew, Alex, recently graduated  from kindergarten and I made him a congratulations card using the Cameo and a print and cut file of a blonde boy graduate and a verse from Dr. Seuss.  I made a twisted easel card with Alex's photo inside using the graduate cut  file printed in a smaller version  and  graduate cap and graduate word cut files.

Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: #200 Celebrations
The House That Stamps Built: DCC618 Shaped or Fun Fold cards
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Challenge is Shaped Cards.   I see some twisted easel cards made for this challenge, so I am entering mine.

Supplies:
White, turquoise  and black Cardstocks
Silhouette Cut Files
Diploma Sticker

Alex must have looked so cute in his cap and gown at the graduation.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, June 20, 2014

Let's Go for a Ride, My Friend!

Hello!  Looks like a sunny day here...great for a ride in the convertible.  I made this for a color challenge to use Ivory.  This was a challenge for me but I gathered up some Ivory CS, Ivory Copics, Ivory Ribbons, and Ivory Pearl Heart as elements for my card.  I began with an image Mini Bear from Lili of the Valley which I stamped with DI Brushed Corduroy on GKD Ivory CS. Colored the image in mostly ivory tones.

Challenges:
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: June color challenge is Ivory
Lili of the Valley: June month challenge is Male or Sporty
Simon Wednesday Challenge: You Gotta Have Friends
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme and Stash is Anything Goes

Supplies:
Stamps: LOTV Mini Bear, Power Poppy Sentiment from Sassy Succulents
Ink: DI Brushed Corduroy
Copics: Y0000, E0000,30,43,50,N2,4
Papers: GKD Ivory CS, Fancy Pants Woodgrain Pattern from Trend Setter Pad
Ribbons: Ivory Satin Grosgrain, Organza
Ivory Pearl Heart from stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Mountain Lake Scene



Welcome to my studio! I have made a second card for Joan's Touch challenge to make a card using  layered nested frames of a scene cut with dies. More details on how to use this technique and the challenge are on Joan's Blog  http://www.joanstouch.com/.  While you are visiting,  take time to subscribe to Joan's new blog which she began after retiring.
For her challenge, Joan is asking us to use a scenery stamp, make a layer as she did (check her blog for details), use any color, and use a product sold at Joan's Gardens. .  All Heartfelt Creations Products used are from Joan's Gardens. I stamped the scene on a Pattern Paper which adds to the background.   I used more color in this card than my first one.  I used pencils and white pen to add greens to the mountains and white to the clouds. The pattern paper is predominantly shades of blue.

Supplies used for my card:
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3526 Natural Beauty (Mountain Lake Scene ), Mark's Finest Papers Sentiment
Papers: Stamped on Pattern Paper from Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection, Embossed Layer White CS,  Card Base and Frame Slate Blue Cardstock from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Green Pencils and White Pen
Dies: Spellbinder  Label 4 --used 3 dies for the layers of the scene and one for solid color frame
Embossing Folder:  Darice  Clouds
Foam Tape

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, June 19, 2014

One Layer Challenges


Hello! Back for a second post today.
  I recently purchased Hero Arts Cling Stamp Leafy Vines...just had to have.  I used the stamp to make a One Layer card for a couple of challenges.  I stamped the vine with Versamark Ink off the edge of a Green Card base and heat embossed with White EP.   Added a sentiment from Winnie & Walter set The Big, The Bold, and The Happy.  This was a very quick CAS card.
Challenges:
Less Is More Challenge: One layer card with the challenge OFF THE EDGE
The Paper Players Challenge: There was a choice of challenges this week for their 200th challenge. I did the One Layer Card challenge.
CAS-ology: Week 100 Celebrate



I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Fluttering By


Welcome to my studio!  Today I have a card using the Sketch (shown on right) from the What If? Wednesday challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  I used Repeat Impressions Stamps, distress Ink, and Pattern Papers to create  my entry for these challenges:
 What If? Wednesday: Sketch #J1114
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge: Something with Wings
Craft Your Passion Challenges: 3 or more embellishments-used dewdrops and pearls
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June - Anything goes as long as your creation is covered with patterned paper.
Fussy and Fancy Challenge: Things with Wings
Die Cuttin' Divas: Challenge #170 Things with Wings...must have one die
cut

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Large Butterfly and Sentiment
Ink: DI Pinked Raspberry
Papers: All patterns and solid colors from Fancy Pants Wonderful Day Pad, White Cardstock
EF: Darice Floral Fantasy
Dies: Nesties Circles
Bling: Dewdrops and Pearls

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Distress Inks

This is a card made using the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.   Rushing to meet the deadline.  I made a few attempts before I was happy with my design.  Used some water spritzing with Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Peeled paint on watercolor paper. Tore 3 strips - one of each color and - arranged on a Turquoise Card stock as the base.  Stamped sentiments from Winnie & Walter The Bold, The Big, and The Happy set with GKD Black Onyx ink.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa
Morning!  I used to play with watercolors a lot but not too much lately.  There seems to be a lot of recent interest in water coloring especially for challenges.  Just Us Girls challenge this week is watercolor stamping - ink your stamp with dye or Distress Ink then mist the stamp and stamp onto the cardstock.  That is just what I did on this card using a floral stamp on watercolor paper and using masking to layer the flowers.  This is a simple card but was so much fun.
Challenges:











Supplies:
Stamps: Flowers and leaves from Technique Tuesday Two Steppin' and Hello from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold, and The Happy
Inks: Distress Ink Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint
Yellow glaze Pen
Papers: Watercolor paper and Green Cardstock
Bling:  Glittered Domes 

  I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dimensional Scene


This card is for Joan's Touch challenge to make a card using  layered nested frames of a scene cut with dies. More details on how to use this technique and the challenge are on Joan's Blog  http://www.joanstouch.com/.  While you are visiting take time to subscribe to Joan's new blog which she began after retiring.
For her challenge, Joan is asking us to use a scenery stamp, make a layer as she did (check her blog for details), use any color, and use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  All Heartfelt Creations Products are from Joan's Gardens. I stamped the scene on a Pattern Paper which adds to the background.  I chose not to color scene except for the bird in the foreground.

Supplies used for my card:
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3526 Natural Beauty (Covered Bridge), HCPC All Occasion Sentiment
Papers: Stamped on Pattern Paper from Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions Collection, Embossed Layer Brown CS, Card Base Ivory Cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Pencil: Red and Orange for bird
Dies: Spellbinder  Label 1 --used 3 dies for the layers and Label 4 for the sentiment.
Embossing Folder:  Darice  Leafy Tree
Foam Tape

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Stamping with Lavender


Power Poppy Blog has a new feature for us to share our Power Poppy creations and show our stuff
It can be anything -- a card, an altered item, a 3D creation, a set of cards.etc.  I have made a card with an old-fashioned look using Power Poppy new stamp set Lavender.   I stamped the Lavender with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on white cardstock and colored with Copics  BV0000,00,08, G85,99. I cut the image with Spellbinders Oval Die and placed on an Purple oval mat layered on a oval mat of pattern paper. This was framed with a white oval cut with Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Frame.  Stamped the sentiment "I Love You" with Memento Olive Green ink but it is hidden in the photo by the White Organza/satin bow that I added.  I love this new stamp designed by Marcella Hawley for her company Power Poppy.  Please check out her designs here.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Black and White

 
 
Hello!  This will be a quick and short post.  I am late making an entry for Joan's Touch challenge and rushing to squeeze this in before dinner.  The challenge is to use black and white, dimension, scallops, and use a product sold at Joan's gardens.  
 Supplies:
Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval Frame Die( Sold at Joan's Gardens)
Spellbinders Dies for Label and Oval Die
Black and White Cardstocks from stash
GKD Black Onyx Ink
Avery Elle Petals and Stems Stamp set
Cuttlebug  EF Polka Dots
Pop up dots between White layer and Black Frame, between Black Frame and Image to give dimension.
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Happy Birthday, Jacob!


Welcome!  My great nephew celebrates his 3rd birthday next week.  I have fun making cards for him and his brother and always try to personalize the cards with a special touch.  I decided to use my Cameo to make him a car shaped card using a Silhouette cut file designed by Lori  Whitlock. I added brads to the tires and door and used metallic texture cardstock for the lights. The car was cut from Red, White, and Black Cardstock  and the windows are Glossy White CS. I added Jacob's picture to the window. Isn't he the cutest?  I made the banner sentiment and inside message using Print Shop to print.  This card is A2 size so it fits in a regular envelope.  I hope Jacob likes his card....don't all 3 year old boys love to play with cars?

Challenges to enter:
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Father's Day/For the Boys. Any male themed card/project you create is acceptable for this challenge
Papertake Weekly Challenge: For the Boys
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge is So Macho!
Creative Corner Challenge: Just for Boys

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Congratulations on New Arrival

Hello! My card today is for a challenge at The House That Stamps Built- Joy's Designer's Choice Challenge  #64 to make a card with a Baby Theme.  I found this old Pattern Paper in my stash and decided to base my card on the bear and colors in the pattern.

Other Challenge:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon

Supplies:
Stamp: Repeat Impressions Bear and GKD Lovely Labels 2
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Danube Blue
Copics and Pink Glaze Pen
Papers: Blue, Pink, and White Cardstocks, Unknown Pattern
Ribbons: Pink Satin (under border) and Blue with Yellow Dots
Die: Nesties Square
Punch: Martha Stewart Scallop dot border

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bouquet of Flowers


Hello and welcome! The last few days have been spent working in the gardens....spreading mulch in the beds.  It's not my favorite way spending time but it is so worth it when it's all done.
This is a card that I enjoyed making as I love flowers and coloring.  I have had this Joanna Sheen stamp for some time and it was so much fun to color with Copics trying to match colors in the challenge graphic below.   I just framed the image with a layer of the embossed green cardstock cutting the oval with a die. Added some twine with the tag and placed on the pink card base.

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes for Birthday with option Summertime.  The flowers on my card would be picked from a summertime garden.
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes/ Friendship Day...made this for a friend
NBUS Challenge #1 with Darnell:  Anything goes with Friendship Theme. The meaning of NBUS  is "never-before-used schtuff.". Made this card for a friend, so hope it meets the friendship theme.  First time to use this stamp which I won sometime ago.
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Color Throwdown: Use Cool Caribbean, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose

Supplies:
Stamp: Joanna Sheen Flower Bouquet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G1,82, YG000, Y11, R20,22,81,83,85, B000,41, BV0000,00,04,08,23
Clear Glaze Pen
Papers: White, Pink, Mint Green Cardstocks
EF: Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade
Die: Nesties Oval
Twine Pink and White

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa