Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Is Almost Here!

 Hello and welcome! I have been away from blogging and commenting for over a week because I have been with my Mother in Tennessee who has not been feeling well and I am headed back tomorrow for another stay.  I may not be able to visit my blogging friends for awhile.

I have taken time to make a quick card with this lovely new digi from Crafty Sentiments named Ice Cream Sunday Harriet that is a freebie here.  It is not in their store yet and I am not sure how long the free offer is, so hurry and check it out. Thanks to Crafty Sentiments for their freebie.

My card is made with the digi printed on white card stock and colored with assorted Copics and Pink Glaze Pen. I cut the image and pink mat  with Nesties Circle dies.  My card base is a Bright Yellow CS matted with a light Yellow mat and then a bright Pink mat and then layer of a digi pattern paper from GKD.  I assembled the card following a sketch from Sweet Sunday finishing with a Pink Satin Ribbon and a Repeat Impressions Sentiment stamped with Memento Rosebud ink.

Challenges to enter:
Crafty Sentiments Design: Fun in the Sun...what is better summer  fun than eating an Ice Cream cone??
Sweet Sunday: Sketch 186 shown below.
Kaboodle Doodles Challenges: Summer
Whoopsi Daisy: Summer/ Fun in the Sun
The House That Stamps Built: DCC619-Summer

Tomorrow is the first day of summer.
May your summer be full of fun in the sun!

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, June 9, 2013

# 1 Dad

Father's Day is almost here and there are a lot of challenges for Father's Day Cards.  I made this card using a woodgrain paper that I made using inks on white cardstock following a technique from Stamp TV by Gina K.  The stamp is from Paper Pretties Handy Man and is colored with Copics and Jelli-Ink Metallic pens. I used a tan card base from stash layered with dark gray mats.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.  Finished with Metal screw brads for a manly look.
Clear It Out Challenge:  Theme Male Cards, Stash Use metal
Party Time Tuesdays: Happy Father's Day
Sweet Stamps: For Dad
Paper Pretties: Fantastic Fathers
Simon Says: Masculine/Father's Day

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Pink and Black

Hello! Today I have a card made for Joan's Garden Challenge to make a card to 
  • Use an embossed background
  • Use Pink and black as your main colors
  • Use an Oval
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens. Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge.
  • I have used a Cheery Lynn die Swedish Spring Oval Frame to emboss the black mat of black cardstock which is available from Joan's Gardens.  I used a La Blanche stamp as the focus stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored withMemento Angel Pink Marker and sponged with Memento Angel Pink ink on white Cardstock from stash. I cut with a Nesties oval die. The sentiment is a Flourishes stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black  and cut with a Spellbinders Die. I placed this on a Pink Card base and added a black satin ribbon. I hope you can see the embossing on the background.
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    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Saturday, June 8, 2013

    Red, White, and Blue Color Challenge

    This card was made for Cheery Lynn's color challenge of Red, White, and Blue I have used Cheery Lynn's Cathedral Lace Frame die in blue card stock on a white glossy card base. I added a rose in red using Heartfelt Creations Grandiflora stamps and die stamped in Memento Rhubarb Ink cut with their Blossom Dies. I added a butterfly cut with Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly die Small #2 and Angel Wing Small #2.  The papers are SU Brilliant Blue CS, Glossy White CS from stash and  SU pattern papers. The sentiment stamped with Versamark and embossed with White EP is from Mark's Finest Papers.

    Challenge Link:
    Cheery Lynn Designs : Red, White and Blue Challenge .

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    My Front Door

    You may be asking -why are you showing a picture of a door? Well this is my front door and Less Is More's challenge this week is to use the color of your front door and show a picture of the door.  As you see the color of my door is dark red. I made my CAS card with a Red Card base and Red Cherries as my image. After stamping the image, I colored with Copics and fancy cut it and attached with foam tape. I simply added some embossing across the top and stamped a sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white EP. This was a very clean and simple card to create.

    Less Is More: Use Colour of your Front Door
    Crazy 4 Challenges: Summer Inspiration...I think of sweet fruits such as cherries
    Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Let's Get Fruity
    Timeless Tuesday: Challenge is From the Garden-make a card featuring a fruit or vegetable FTTC223. I used Cherries and Peaches Stamp Set
    Alphabet Challenge Blog: I is for Image. Use image as focal point.

    Stamps: Flourishes Cherries and Peaches
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
    Copics: R24,43,49,59, G82, YG 63
    Clear Glaze Pen
    Papers: Red CS from Stash, GKD White CS
    Cuttlebug EF  Wicker Weave Border
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Love the Color Combo for Joan's

    Welcome!  I decided to create another card for the Challenge at  Joan's Gardens...we are allowed 2 cards this week.  I used more flowers on this one to make sure I met all the requirements.
    Again the challenge is to:
  • Use a leaf design for the background (die cut, embossed or stamped) --- I used an embossing folder this time and added green ink to the raised area with a pod.
  • Add purple flowers ...these flowers are cut with Daisy Patch Dies from Heartfelt Creations from Joan's Gardens.  I used paper for the petals that I purchased from Joan's.
  • Use White, Green and Purple Colors
  • Use A Sentiment...Mine is from Flourishes Zinnias Stamp Set.
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens...Used Heartfelt Creation Daisy Patch dies, Light Purple Paper, and Cheery Lynn Butterfly die. Check out:

  • Other Supplies: Bazzill Textured CS for card base, Memento Inks Bamboo Leaves and Sweet Plum, Brads and Ribbon from Stash, Cuttlebug EF Leafy Branch, Corner Punch.

    Other Challenges to enter:
     Shopping Our Stash: SOS104 No Patterned Paper
     Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge 150 Embossing
     Flutter By Wednesday: Open challenge...anything with a butterfly or fairy.
     ABC Challenge: O is for Open.   Thanks for this easy challenge.
     CRAFTS AND ME:  Challenge is Something OLD.  I thought of posting a picture of me!  But decided to use old items from stash....Used Cuttlebug EF ( one of the first EF's I bought) , everything that I used is over 6 months old or older.

    Have a great day.
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    Pansy and Leaves

    Happy Sunday to all!  I have not been blogging much this week as I have been working on a special project.   Today I am posting a card for Joan's Garden Challenge which is to
  • Use a leaf design for the background (die cut, embossed or stamped) --- I used die cut leaves
  • Add purple flowers ...Made a Pansy but only one-hope that counts..oops!
  • Use White, Green and Purple Colors
  • Use A Sentiment
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens...I used Cheery Lynn Build a Flower #1, Cheery Lynn Olive Branch Die and light purple CS from Joan's.
  • Check at

    Other Supplies:
    Ink: Memento Grape Jelly
    Stamp: Annabelle Sentiment Stamp
    Purple Copics
    Papers: Purple, White, and Green CS from stash
    Ribbon from Stash
    EK Success Corner Punch and Spellbinder Dies

    Other Challenges:
    The Ribbon Girl Blog: June Challenge-Simply add a die cut.  The leaves and flower were made with die cuts.

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa