Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunny in Captiva

Good morning all! Just a quick post to say I am here in sunny Captiva Island, far from the cold and snow in Ohio. Looking out at sunny blue skies, palmtrees and tropical flowers and listening to the sounds of ospreys flying over head as I sip the first cup of coffee.
 Since I now have my DH's hand-me-down laptop, I will be able to stay in touch and even  post some cards....yes, I did manage to pack some papers, stamps, copics,etc to play with since I can use both hands this year. (Last year I fell and broke my wrist mid-Jan.) 
I also have a blog that I write about our stays in Captiva and will post a link when I begin writing and adding pics on our visit here.
Will be in the 70's today and in the 80's tomorrow. Stay tune for more weather updates!

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Valerie's Gift" Surprise Blog Hop for Colleen

Welcome to my studio!  I am so happy to be a part of this hop in honor of Colleen's daughter, Valerie, who she lost in a one car black ice accident about ten years ago at the age of nineteen.  Fourteen of Colleen's blogging friends including myself  have joined together to make cards with the lovely stamp "Valerie's Gift", a very special stamp from Whimsy Stamps named after Valerie.

The stamp company chose to name this stamp that was released last year to honor Colleen's daughter and called it "Valerie's Gift" as they knew how much Valerie was a gift to her.

I chose the verse for my card because Valerie was such a blessing to Colleen, even though she was here on earth for only a short time. It was so much joy to make this card.  Colleen, I hope it will make you smile as well as everyone else who drops by.
 My card:
Stamp: "Valerie's Gift" from Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Digital Sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs
Copics: C1,3,9,BG10,11,72,75,E0000,00,21,30,31,33,R20,81,85,Y23
Atyou Spica Gold Pen, Sakura Glitter Pen, White Stickles
Papers: GKD Good as Gold and White CS, Bazzill Pink Textured CS, Basic Grey Hopscotch
Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots
Spellbinders Label 4 and Ribbon Tag
Flowers and Ribbons from stash
Finished card 6X6"

Challenge to entered:
Basic Grey: Theme is Flower Power- used Basic Grey Hopscotch.
The Pixie Cottage: Theme is flowers
Creatalicious Challenges: Create something that shows ribbon.
Do You Stack Up:  Patterned Paper
PaperPlay Challenges: Layer it up.

Your next stop on the hop is Cheri. The list of the complete hop is listed below.
Mary Anne K.
Patti J.

Linda P.
Dee Marie
Betty B.
Patti Sue N.
Theresa P.
Cheri W.
Geri U.
Rebekka R.
Selma S.
Patti P.
Olga J.

I feel very honored to be part of this group with such great talent and enjoyed making this card for my cyber friend.  Thanks to Mary Anne and Olga  for inviting me to be part of this special hop for our online friend.  Sending you love and hugs, Colleen.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Monday, January 24, 2011

One Layer Cards

 I was just playing with some kraft paper to see if I could make a one layer card using only sentiments stamps. This is for the challenge at Simplicity's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge to use more than one sentiment--at least two Sentiments on one card!!!!! NO IMAGE STAMPS ALLOWED!!!  Did some scoring with scor-pal on top card and used the scor-bug on bottom card.
Sentiment Stamps are from Flourishes "Humming Along" and Mark's Finest Papers "Thankful Mums and Pumpkins" and "Hello Sunshine". Used Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Photos kind of distorted cards...sentiments are stamped straighter than shows...BIRL.

One-Layer Wednesday as above
Little Red Wagon: Challenge is One Layer Wonder

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Pansies and New Copics

 I have been enjoying the new colors of Copics that my DH gave me for Christmas including the violets and greens that I used to color this pansy image. Thank you, DH! I love how the card came out. I do not often use black as a base but this was a challenge so thought I'd do it and I think it came out ok. Used a new stamp set recently released at Mark's Finest Papers.
Speedy the Cat's  Challenge: Make a sympathy card.  Thought this sentiment was very appropriate.
PaperPlay Challenges: Use black as base.
Stamp TV: Sketch challenge shown on lower right.
Wee Memories: Free your creativity.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers "Happy Pansies"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: V93,95,99, G21,82, Y13
Papers: GKD PL White and Black CS, Unknown Green Pattern Paper
Pearls: Kaisercraft colored with Copics
Nesties Circle Die
Spellbinders Fancy Tag

I will not have much time for card making this week because we are leaving for  sunny Florida soon. Have to get packed and prepare for the trip.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Love You Sis" Birthday Card

Welcome to my studio. Today my card is one that I made for my younger sister.....this stamp reminds me of us together when we were young. Followed the sketch shown on the right. Colored the image with Copics and used 2 pattern papers for with hearts for love to my sister. Made flowers using die cuts and punch with brads. This is a larger card than I usually make but the size of the stamp needed the space.

For these challenges:
Wags n Whiskers: Theme is With Love...Stamp is "Love You Sis" and  paper has a heart theme.
Card Positioning Systems: Sketch 201
Timeless Tuesdays: GO BIG! The challenge is to create an over sized card… something that is at least 5 by 7″! My card is 5.5 by 8.5".
Bearly Mine: Recipe Challenge-3 flowers, 2 design papers and 1 image.
City Crafter Challenge: Use handmade flowers on your project. Made with die cuts and punch with brads.
Basic Grey Challenge: Challenge is dots and spot.  Basic Grey papers from Hopscotch have dots and spots as well as the boots in the image. Also used Basic Grey brads.
Cute CardThursday:  Recipe- Use 1-2-3 recipe. Mine is 1 image, 2 Designer patterns, 3 Flowers.
Oldie But Goodie Challenge: Bright and cheerful.  This stamp meets the old requirement of 6 months and is a rubber stamp.
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Sweet Pastel Colours

Stamp: Wags 'n Whiskers "Love You Sis"
Digital Sentiment: Raindrop Echo Design
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B21,91,,93,97, E0000,00,31,34,39,11,25,47,59 R20,81,83,85, Y000,02,06,11,13
Papers: GKD White, Yellow CS, Bazzill Blue CS, Basic Grey Hopscotch, Bearly Mine Paper "Stitched" for Flowers
Nesties: Circle, Rectangle, Blossom, Square, Scallop Square
Flower and Corner punches
Basic Grey Brads

My sister's birthday is in March...for once I have a card made ahead of the date.
Thanks for dropping in for a look.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Teddy With a Flower on a Gate Fold Card

Card Patterns has a great sketch this week as always...decided to make a gate fold card using that sketch and the Teddy with Flower stamp from LOTV.  Used some new paper from Basic Grey which I also used to finish the inside of my card which you can see below. Stamped and Cut Out Flower to hold card closed.

Card Patterns Sketch 98: See lower right
Lili of the Valley: Things with Wings - the only LOTV stamp I have with wings is this one with butterflies...cut out 2 of the small one and attached. Their prize this week is from The Ribbon Girl.
The Ribbon Girl: Theme is Pink and Green...they are giving LOTV Gift as prize for this challenge.
Let's Ink It Up: Anything goes but must have stamping.
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Show Polka dots. Polka Dots in my background paper.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Simon says Bingo- use diagonal line fro Die-cuts, Flowers, Gems.
 Flutter by Wednesday: Anything Goes--with butterflies
Fab 'n Funky Challenges: Animal Magic
Copic Creations: Challenge is What's New? My new is Basic Grey paper, crystals, and Copics R81,83,85. 

Inside Gate Fold Card

Stamp: LOTV "Teddy With a Flower",
             Hero Arts "Love"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Copics: C00,1,3,G20,21,E000,50,51,53,
55,Y28,32,38, R81,83,85
Atyou Spica Pen Gold, Sakura Glitter Pen
Papers: GKD White CS, Bazzill Pink CS
    Basic Grey Hopscotch
Nesties: Circle and Scallop Circle Dies
Ribbon from stash
Mark Richards Glitter Dome Crystal

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that you like what you see.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Popcorn Bear Celebrates Valentine's Day

 Simon Says "Make a card with a sketch". Decided to use their blog's sketch and "Popcorn Bear" stamp for this card. Switched around the embellishments a bit. Used cut out hearts with buttons and twine.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Sketch seen to the right.
Teddy Stampers: Theme is celebrations - I am celebrating Valentine's Day.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Use hearts.
Craft Your Passion: Theme-Button up!
Glenda's Random Amusing 100th Challenge: Use  red on your card.
Tuesday Throwdown: Theme is Valentine

Stamp: Crafters Companion "Popcorn Bear Thinking of You"
Copics: E00,30,31,33,34 R81,83,85, R24,29,58,Y02,21
Paper:  Red CS from Stash, Digital Paper download from Flower Soft
Nesties:  Scallop Hearts and Rectangles
Buttons, Twine, and Ribbon from stash.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Monday, January 17, 2011

One Layer Card

This is a quick card that I made with only one layer. Stamped trees and winter wishes. Added some stickles. That was it!  Voila!
One Layer Wednesday: Use a Bare Plant.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Let's see some trees

Stamp: GKD "Life is Good" (Trees), Unknown "Winter Wishes"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: Blue CS from stash
Stickles Frosted Lace

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Winter Card in Teal and Brown

 Another post today....this is a winter card for several is still winter.
This cute snowman on the slopes is a digi from Sassy Cheryl that I colored with Copics and placed on top of some embossed papers. Used colors from the plaid design and finished with some ribbons.

Challenges that I entered:
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge: Let It Snow!
Papertake Weekly: Cold and Frosty Morning
Our Creative Corner: Play dress up with the sketch shown on lower right.
AllSorts Challenge: Use colors teal and Brown. These colors worked perfectly with my card.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Card for a Male
Sentimental Sunday: Winter with a Sentiment. Love the sentiment that I downloaded from this blog which is available free for this week.

Digi Stamp: Sassy Cheryl (Freebie)
Digi Sentiment: Raindrop Echo Designs
Papers: GKD Slate  and White CS, Basic Grey Oliver
Ink: Memento Rich CocoaCopics: B000,BG72,75, C00,1,3,9,
Atyou Spica Pen Silver for Skates
Jelli Pen Aqua
Spellbinders Ribbon Tag(Partial)
Cuttlebug: EF Argyle, Snowflakes
Nesties Oval Die
Ribbon from scraps
 Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Valentine with Camellias

Welcome to my Studio. This is a Valentine card that I made for some challenges with heart theme, a sketch , and a red and white theme. I used a Camellia stamp from Mark's Finest Papers for the background and the focus image that I colored with Red Copics.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge:  Use hearts on your card
Tuesday Throwdown: Use background stamping
Annabelle Stamps Blog: Say it in red and white.
Make it Colorful: Color with reds. Used copics R43, R46 - Colored to give look of veins on the camellia.
City Crafter Challenge: Use sketch shown on lower right
Stamp Something: Anything Goes

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Camellia from "Apples and Camellias" for Background and Focus
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Copics: R43, R46
Papers: White CS from stash , Red Paper from old Valentine card
Sentiment: Cut from an old Valentine Card
Nesties Scalloped Heart and Squares
Ribbon from stash

Recycled some items in this card from a store bought card from my husband fro a year gone by.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I Love You Card

This is another version of a card that I made to use in challenges with a digital image and a heart theme.
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Make an all white card with all white embellishments and white papers. Can use color in an image. Use a digital image.
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge :  With Love
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Heart Theme

Digi Image: Paper Cupcakes "Simple Pleasures"
Copics: R46,81,85 E30,31,34,E 11, C9
Stamp: GKD "Nana's Needleworks Sentiment"

Paper: Glossy White CS, White CS Scraps, Watercolor paper, Doily
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
Punch: MS Scallop Dots
Ribbon: Grosgrain from Stash
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by.

Theres's Magic in the Air

Another card for the Challenge at There's Magic in the Air. Used a digi from Paper Cupcakes that I colored with Copics. For the TMITA challenge to make a Thank You Card.

 Digi Image : Paper Cupcakes "Simple Pleasures"
Copics: R46,81,85 E30,31,34,E 11, C90
Stamp: GKD "Nana's needleworks Sentiment"
Paper: Glossy White CS, White CS Scraps, Watercolor paper, Doily
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls.
Punch: MS Scallop Dots
Ribbon: Grosgrain from Stash
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Another Valentine Card

 Welcome to my Studio. I made this Valentine card to enter into Joan's Gardens Challenge and used a Sketch from Bearly Mine Challenge.  I have entered other challenges as well.
Challenges :
Joan's Garden Challenge: 1. Use paper that has a stripe 2. Use a button or some kind of embellishment (flower with a pearl button used)
3. Use a Heart 4. Use a bow
Bearly- Mine Challenges: Use sketch shown lower right
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Use  Hearts on your card.
Cooking It Up with Katie: Make it for someone you Love. Use any form of Embossing. Add a little Pink. Embossing on two hearts.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: With Love
Wee Memories: Use ribbon on your project.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Heart Theme
Wags 'n Whispers:  With Love
Cute Card Thursday: Monochrome
Beary Sweet Challenge #18: Love or Friendship
Stamp: GKD Sentiment
Ink: SU Pink Passion
Papers: Digital Papers-Stripes and Hearts download from Flower Soft. White CS and Pink CS from stash and scraps.
Nesties: Scallop Hearts
Sakura Glitter pen- Clear Star
Spellbinder Fancy Tags Die
Embossing: Fiskars Texture Plate Hearts and Unknown Bubbles EF
Flower from Blog Candy
Ribbons from scraps
Button in flower from my collection


Sending you love for Valentine's Day.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Frosty Mornings Are Still Here

Even though I have removed the snow background and the falling snow from my blog, we still have snow and I am still making snowmen cards. I stamped this with black ink and colored with Copics ...made his solid scarf a plaid one. I entered this in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges: Incorporate a snowman in your card.
Christmas Cards All Year Round: For January-anything goes.
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Cold and Frosty Mornings---use winter scenes. What's more frosty than a snowman?
Stamp Something: Anything Goes.
Wee Memories: Use ribbon on your projects.
Let's Ink It Up: Anything Goes

Stamp: Heartfelt Creations Snowman, GKD Sentiment from Festive Frame
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Paper: GKD PL White
Ribbon: Jo-ann's

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Friday, January 14, 2011

First of the Valentines

Who doesn't love basic Grey paper? I used some scraps to make this card which turned out to be a Valentine....time to get some cards made for that special day.  Used a sketch from Card Patterns to tie everything together.  Lot of "tieing" in this card.
Basic Grey Challenges: Dots or spots. Used Olivia patterned papers.
Card Patterns: Use Sketch 97 shown on the right
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Use tons of Texture. May not be tons but have texture in dry embossing on card base, texture of the wrapped twine and bow, and metal of the cupid charm.
Wee Memories Challenge: Design with some twine. Mat is wrapped with twine and tied on a bow.
The Paper Players Challenge: Theme is Valentine's Day.
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Theme is to tie one on. Twine is tied around white mat and in a bow on heart. 

Paper: Basic Grey Olivia; White, Green, Pink CS from stash and scraps.
Stamp: GKD Fanciful Tags Sentiment
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
EK Success Corner Punch
Nesties: Circle, Scallop Circle,Scallop Oval, Scallop Hearts
Cuttlebug: EF Swiss Dots
Twine: think it is SU
Cupid Charm: Part of old earring

Thanks for dropping by...still snowing here and a gloomy day.
Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bon Voyage Card

Back for another post as I am trying to catch up with some challenges. This card I made for Annabelle's Blog and Card Positioning Sketch.
Stamped flower border with green ink and colored with Copics. Trimmed to fit on a narrow green strip. Cut mat of stripes that I layered on base. Stamped 2 flowers and leaves and also colored with Copics. Stamped sentiment. Assembled card following sketch shown lower right  with  3 gems.
Annabelle Stamps Blog: Say it with A 1, 2, 3 Recipe!  1 Border Stamp, 2 Petals and 3 Sprinkles
Card Positioning  Systems:  CPS 200
Alphabet Challenge Blog: J is for Journey--card is for someone about to take a trip.

Stamps: GKD "A Year of Borders", "Buds and Vases" and "Fanciful Tags"
Inks: Memento Bamboo Shoots and Copics
Paper: GKD PL White CS, 3 Bugs in a Rug - Stripes and Green
EK Success Corner punch
Kaiser Green Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Cutie Patootie Celebrates Love

This is my second card for today using another cute Digi, "Bear Hug"...this one is from Phindy's Place. I chose it because this little girl is celebrating the love for her Teddy Bear which is a love that lasts forever. I colored the image with Copics using some of the new pinks that I received for Christmas. Used distress inks and sponging on card base and mats to give a Distressed Look. I first colored the image and then used scraps for my how I found colors to coordinate with the image especially the colors used on the bow. How lucky was that?

Phindy's Place Challenge: Use distressing.
Teddy Stampers: Theme is Celebrations
Stamp Something: Use a digi.
Scrap Creations:  Theme is "Love Is In The Air".
Do You Stack Up: Distress it. New challenge blog to me.
PaperPlay Challenge: Cutie Patootie.
CLP Sketch 32: See on right
One Stop Craft Challenge: Card for a child.
Digi: Phindy's Digi Stamps "Bear Hug"
Copics: B000, 01, C9, E00,11, 31,33,34,50,R81,83,85,20
Inks: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye
        Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: Ivory CS from Stash, Patterns from Stash and Scraps.
Stick on sentiment "Forever"...came with patterned papers..unknown.
Paper adhesive ribbon: K&Co
Spellbinders Labels 4 and Rectangles
Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Pink Poppies

 Welcome to my studio. I made this card with a lovely digi from Paper Cupcakes and a sketch from Beary Sweet Challenges. I colored the poppies with Copics and the centers with Atyou Spica pen.
There's Magic in the Air: Nina challenged us to make a thank you card and mail it to someone.
Stamp Something: Use a digi. My image is a digi.
Crazy 4 Challenges: Use Photo for color inspiration. See Lower right.
The Beary Scrap Sketch Challenge: Use sketch shown on right
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Theme is Something New. I used some new Copics that I received for Christmas.
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Use New Things. Used new copics.
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Do it with Digis.
Meljens Challenge: Make a square or round card.

Digi: Paper Cupcakes "Poppies"
Papers: Basic Grey Olivia, Other Patterns Unknown, White CS from Stash
Copics: R81,83,85 (Christmas gift), YG63
Atyou Spica Silver Pen (Christmas gift)
Rub on: Karen Foster "Thank You"
Ribbon from scraps

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Bird of Many Challenges

 Welcome. Trying to get back in the grove entering some challenges. This card is made with a Chickadee stamp that I colored with Copics and sponged the background of the  image with blue ink. Added some stickles and Glossy Accents. Used card base of textured green CS and mats of floral pattern matted on green.  Stamped and heat embossed sentiment on a circle of Vellum ..used this so as not to cover up so much of the pattern...and attached with Vellum tape. Assembled the card following sketch shown lower right and used brown ribbon and poinsettia flower to finish. Made envelope and lined with floral paper to fit the 5X5" card.
Joan's Gardens: 1. Use some kind of animal, bird or whatever. Used Chickadee
                           2. Use a floral background paper  Used Basic Grey Jovial
                           3. Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone. Made square card which is out  
            of my norm and also used Vellum which I never heat embossed...did not know I could do til I tried.
                           4. Use some kind of Die. Used rectangles, circle and ovals.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge:   Use some kind of embossing. Used dry embossing on background strip and heat embossing on Sentiment.

OCC Photo Inspiration

Our Creative Corner: Use chickadee photo as inspiration
Just Us Girls: 1. Make a card  2. Decorate your envelope to match/coordinate with your card.  3.Create a liner for your envelope to coordinate with your card.
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge is Anything with Wings plus sentiment.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Out with the old-use up some old stash.  Used old green CS, ribbon, and poinsettia that I have had for years.
Friday Sketchers: Sketch 136...turned to use.
Let's Ink It Up: Challenge is Anything Goes 

Stamps: GKD "Winter Wings" by Asela
Papers: Green CS from Stash. Basis Grey Jovial Patterns. Clear Vellum from Stash.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Shoots, Summer Sky
Friday Sketch

         Copics Y21,23,26, C00,1,3,9, E25,29,39,59
Rangers Red EP
Inkssentials White Opaque Pen
Stickles Frosted Lace
Glossy Accents
Nestabilities Rectangles, Oval, Scallop Oval, Circle Dies
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
American Crafts Brown Ribbon

This chickadee is colored to be a black-capped chickadee. Another card featured this stamp as a Carolina chickdaee shown below:

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

My card says "Here Comes the Sun" but we have no sunshine in our parts! Where can it be?  I have missed the sun and doing the One Layer Challenges at Simplicity and just had to do this one -  to use the color yellow on a one-layer card.  I need some yellow in my life to brighten up the grey skies here in Ohio. What better stamps to use than these new ones from Mark's Finest Papers from the "Hello Sunshine" set. First time to see ink.
Simplicity's OLW35: Use color Yellow
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #36: Use something new....stamps are new.
City Crafter Challenge: Winter white plus only one color acccent
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Something new with ribbon. Stamps are new.
 PaperPlay Challenge: Clean and Simple....not any more simple than an one layer card.

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics Y11 and B000
Paper: GKD PL White
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
Ribbon from Stash

Hope you have a sunny day!
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Morning Glories from Flourishes

 Welcome. This is a different look for me using a some what different color combination. I took my color inspiration from the pattern  paper in the Basic Grey Olivia paper pad..  I used a Flourishes Stamp of morning glories from Calendar Set 2 that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on GKD PL White CS and colored with Copics and cut and matted on Pink CS from the paper pad. I used other papers from this same paper pad to complete the card following a Just Us Girls sketch. Added pink and turquoise ribbon to complete.
JUGS: Sketch 65 ( Mr. Linky closed early so did not get to enter)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge: FTTC99
                Barbara is challenging us to  flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Use Something New and Ribbon. Paper is new.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Friends Are Forever

This card is for the challenge at Sentimental Sundays to Celebrate Friendship. Used sentiment stamp from GKD "Friends are Forever" and a script stamp from GKD "Botanicals". Used a background that I made with the baby wipe technique using SU inks Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, and Pretty in Pink. Card Stocks are from stash and scraps. Added touch of ribbon and pearls colored with Copic R85. Used Nesties Rectangles and Spellbinder Ribbon Tag Dies.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Birthday Card of the New Year

Welcome to my first birthday card post of 2011. I made this card and matching box using some new stamps that I received for Christmas. The new stamps are Heartfelt Creations HCPC2262 Grandiflora Rose and HCPC3319 Stems. For the card,  I stamped 3 roses of varying sizes using Versamark on GKD Lipstick Red CS and heat embossed with Clear EP. I cut these out with Nesties Blossom Dies that I have had for awhile but never used. I shaped the flowers and layered together using scor-tape. Added some glitter around the petals using Sakura Glitter pen. I stamped the leaves on green CS scraps also using Versamark and Clear EP. Cut these out and attached to the rose. I stamped the Birthday sentiment from GKD Fanciful Tags by Nina using Memento Rhubarb Stalk and SU Handsome Hunter inks. Cut this out with Spellbinder Fancy Tags but trimmed off the fancy ends. Assembled the card following Annabelle Sketch Challenge ABSC033 for January. Used GKD PL Ivory and Lipstick Red CS and Basic Grey Jovial Patterned paper for layers. Attached the rose and sentiment and finished with Green Rhinestone Bling. Love how this came together...can you tell the patterned paper was really designed as a Christmas paper?  But love how the colors look together.
I created the box from white and beige CS and made the rose same as one on the card.

Annabelle Stamps Blog: Sketch Challenge
Stamp Something: Something with glitter...edges of roses are glittered.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Use something new....Stamps are new from HFC.
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Show your newest stamps. New are the HFC stamps.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Make celebration card and matching 3D gift.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge: Use flowers

This card is for my SIL who celebrates her birthday January 8.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Monday, January 3, 2011

Time to Celebrate

I made this card but failed to post in time for the challenges' deadline for which I made it, but I found some other challenges to enter. Used a sketch from Tuesday AM sketches for the design. Used background that I made with a baby wipe that I had leftover from another challenge. Used GKD Ivory CS as base card and stamped randomly with a GKD stamp from "Candles for your Cake" by Melanie using Memento Green. Stamped a ivory circle with watch stamp from Just For Fun Stamps with Memento Rich Cocoa and matted on a green (from scraps)  circle.  Colored the watch with a new gold Copic pen and Atyou Spica pen that I received for Christmas. 

Challenges entered:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Anything goes. Had planned this for their challenge last week but works for me this week too.
Craft Your Passion:  Anything goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Stamp It Out
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Celebrate Something

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

Saturday, January 1, 2011

5-4-3-2-1- Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year

 Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o thine,
 And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!
Details of Card:
Digi Image: From Digi Drawn at CDAC
Text: Written on Computer 
Papers: GKD White and Gold Metallic CS, Silver from Stash
Copics and Atyou Spica Gold Pen and Pilot Silver Marker
Spellbinders Label 4
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
Glossy Accents
Ribbons from scraps
EK Success Corner Punch

Digital Tuesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Scrap Creations: Ring In the New Year
For Fun Challenges: Theme is New third and final entry for this challenge.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes 
Paper Pretties: Ring in the New Year-silver and gold gives this a certain ring!