Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cupcake for You

Hello! Today I am serving cupcakes for the challenge at Fusion.  I used a Cupcake Template freebie from Stamp TV.  I printed the cupcake and icing on pattern paper and yellow CS, fussy cut and attached to an embossed oval of white CD. I used a Polka Dot pattern paper as background and a Cameo Cut Birthday sentiment attached to a Yellow Grosgrain ribbon all assembled on a White Card Base. The Birthday EF is Cuttlebug.

Fusion Card Challenge: I used inspiration from both the photo and the sketch.
Seize the Birthday Challenge: Anything Goes...No toppings.
Open-Minded Crafting Fun: Challenge #33 is Food Related
Cupcake Inspirations:  Challenge #303 is Dots and Stripes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #255-Polka Dots

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, March 30, 2015

Enjoy a Glass of Wine

Hello! Who doesn't enjoy a glass of wine?  This card was made using a sketch from the challenge at The House That Stamps Built and Repeat Impressions stamps from their Wine Series. I paired the image with some pattern papers from At The Vineyard pad from Paper House. I used a wine color card base from my stash.
What If? Wednesday Challenge: Repeat Impressions Sketch #M2515 shown on right
613 Avenue Create Challenge: Anything Goes...no twist
Party Time Tuesdays: #196 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern paper to cover creation

Other supplies:
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Copics R46 and R59
Ivory Cardstock
Green Ribbon
Cork Scrap
Nesties Rectangle Dies
Glossy Accents

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, March 27, 2015

Here Comes the Easter Bunny

Welcome!  I am back to more timely seasonal cards with one for Easter.  I made this one with Silhouette Cut files of a bunny and Happy Easter words and added some items from  my leftover box....part of a green Flourish cut out  and part of a green Doily cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  I arranged all on a card base of Bazzill blue CS to come up with a simple card.  Have you ever seen a Blue-eyed bunny?

Showcase Your Style: Photo Inspiration Challenge  - used an animal on my card using some of the colors in the photo    
Papertake Weekly Challenge: A Cut Above - used die cut and Cameo cuts  
Mod Squad Challenge: Make an Easter card or project
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #366 Theme is Easter

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Spotlight on a CASE

 Hello!  I am running late posting my entry for the Less Is More challenge to CASE a DT card.  I chose to CASE Chrissie's card shown on the right.  I copied the layout and used a Floral stamp for my design.   My added touch was using the spotlight technique.  The stamps that I used were GKD Say It With Flowers (sentiment)  and Flowers are Forever (flower) with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored the spotlight area with Copics Y13, RV14,23 and Memento Green Marker.

Less Is More: CASE a DT Card.
Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday: STV15MON12 Challenge is I See Spots
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark Challenge

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Couple

Hello! I know winter is almost behind us but there are still challenges with winter and Christmas themes.  I found this digital image Snowman Couple in my files from Crafty Sentiments and just thought I have to use their happy faces on a card. I kept the design fairly clean and simple.  I colored the image with Memento markers and stamped the Annabelle Sentiment in Memento Lady Bug ink.  I found a pattern paper from a Crate Paper pad that I thought coordinated with my colors and used a Gray Card base.
Winter Wonderland: Warm Wishes - use some warm winter clothing on your projects.  It just happened that this image is from their sponsor this week.  Love their scarves and hats.
Alphabet Challenge: C is for cute and cuddly.  Maybe these snowmen are not really cuddly (guess they'd met if you cuddled) but they are cute and are cuddling together.
AAA Cards: Game #35  Bare naked CAS.  Snowmen are bare naked unless you count the scarves and hats not to be???
Crafty Sentiments Design: Challenge is to be inspired by a Song---thought of  I'm Gonna Be Warm this Winter when I look at this couple
ABC Christmas Challenge:  F is for Frosty

Click on the video to hear I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter:

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Christmas Tree in March

It's a rainy day in Ohio...a good day to stay in and make cards and post on my blog. And yes I am still making Christmas cards.  I am sharing this card that I made for the Merry Monday challenge.  When looking for a tree image to use I came across a Penny Black set  Wonder Collection that I received for Christmas (a freebie in a card magazine)  and never used.   I stamped the tree and sentiment from the set on GKD Ivory CS with Memento Cottage Ivy ink and trimmed to the correct size.  Using a Ivory card base, I added a layer of green Houndstooth pattern paper from Pebbles, a layer of DCWV Red Foil CS, and topped with the image.  For sparkle, I attached red rhinestones to dress up the tree.  This looks much better in real life ...hard to capture the foil CS in a photo.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #151 Use a Tree on your card.
NBUS Challenge #4: Darnell challenges us to use never before used schtuff.  I used a never used Penny Black stamp set and Red Foil CS.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Theme is Christmas
The Glory of Christmas Challenge:  Christmas Tree
Craftyhazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge: All about using Pattern Paper

 Another view of my card on right.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Abstract Design

Today I have a card that I made for Runway Inspired challenge using a photo of a dress by Nonoo for my inspiration.   I created an abstract background that looks like a swatch of the fabric in the dress design.  I used watercolor paper with Distress Ink Broken China and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to create the look and layered this on Black CS and a base card of Blue.  Added some pops of red color in the Sentiment and Circles.  Stamp is Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and the Happy and Ink is Memento.  Finished with snippets of ribbon. 
Challenges: Runway Inspired Challenge-RIC #80 photo on right
                    Sweet Sunday Sketch: #261 on left

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Birthday in Pink and Green

For the new release at GKD, Gina is having a Challenge to make a card using your own background paper made using stamps and ink! I made a background with two GKD stamps and Memento inks on white CS.  I cut it to size and layered on Green CS adding a Polka Dot ribbon and a layered Sentiment with bling.  I used one of my favorite color combos.

Stamp TV Release Challenge: Make YOUR own background paper using stamps and ink!
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme-Birthday; Stash- Polka Dots(used  polka dot ribbon)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #100 Celebrate
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Use sentiment as focus

Stamps: GKD A Year od Flowers, Tropical Flowers, Always Autumn (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves
Papers: White and Pink CS from stash, GKD Grass Green CS
Spellbinder Label Die
Bling and Ribbon from Stash

I love reading  all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Forgotten and Never Before Used

 Good morning!  Today I am playing with colors that I seldom use....purples and lavenders.  I was inspired to use these colors by the photo inspiration in the Fusion Challenge and I also used the sketch too.   When I was looking for a floral stamp to use, I came across a Martha Stewart set that I bought for $1.99 many years ago but had never taken out of the packaging.  The flower stamps were great for my Fusion card as well as Darnell's NBUS challenge.  I also found a background that I had made but never used.  The background was made with white glossy paper that I embossed with 2 EF's, one of which I inked showing the design in purple and I also sponged with blue ink. Finished with a sentiment embossed with gold EP.

Fusion Card Challenge:  See graphic on right. I used colors and floral theme from photo with the sketch.
NBUS Challenge #4:  Darnell has another challenge for us to use Never Before Used Schtuff with a theme of Anything Goes.  I have used NBU Martha Stewart Stamp set and also NBU Glaze pens in Purple and Blue.
613 Avenue Create Challenge:  Anything Goes with Option of Purple
Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes with focus on Sentiment.
Mine is Anything goes.

Stamps: Martha Stewart Clear ....no name on stamp. GKD Birthday from The Northwoods
Ink: Versamark, Memento Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Summer sky
Gold Embossing Powder
Glaze Pens Purple and Blue
EF: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls and Stylized Flowers
Papers: Glossy White, GKD White, Lavender CS
Corner Punch

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Spring is in the Air

Hello!  Thinking thoughts of Spring!  In this card, I have used up scraps of a pattern paper and yellow and green scraps.  The flower was made with 6 ovals and one circle cut with Nesties dies. Leave were cut with Susan Garden leaf dies.  I fussy cut the word Spring and layered on die cut label of green. No stamps were used in the making of this card, only papers and dies.

CAS(E) this Sketch:  #115 shown on right
Cute Card Thursday: #365 Challenge is Spring Fever
Just Add Ink: #255 Use eggs or ovals.   Used ovals to create flower.
Die Cut Diva's: March challenge is Spring/Children.  Used oval, circle, leaf dies and embossing on center of flower.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Bouquet

 Hello! Tulips will soon be blooming and that means spring will have arrived.  I love the Tulip Bouquet stamp from Repeat Impressions and have used the colors Pink and Green pulled from the photo Inspiration from The House That Stamps Built and Tulips and Hat colors from Simon's Inspiration board.

What If? Wednesday Challenge: M1815 Photo Inspiration on right
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Spring into Color
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says...get inspired by SPRING PINTEREST INSPIRATION! see left
Stamps: Repeat Impressions
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, SU Pixie Pink
Copics and Pencils
Dies: Nesties Ovals and Scallop Oval
EF: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave
Papers: GKD Green, White and Pink CS From Stash and Scraps
Ribbon from Stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Easter Greetings

Hello! Easter is just around the corner.  I made a CAS card using a fussy cut out of a lily from a Dutch Gardens Catalog ( See photo of page that I used on right).  I got the idea to use something from a magazine from  the challenge from Mod Squad to use a magazine, gift catalog, or any other periodical to find something to be somewhere on your card.  I used the sketch from CAS on Sunday challenge.  I have more lilies cut out to use on other cards.
Stamp: Hero Arts Easter Greetings
Ink: SU Regal Rose
Papers: White CS from stash, Pink CS's from Brazzill
Nesties Circle Dies
Cuttlebug With Love Embossing Borders

Mod Squad Challenge:  Magazine Madness- use something from a magazine, gift catalog, or any periodical on a card.
CAS on Sunday: #54 Sketch shown on right
CASology: Cue is Blossom

Clear It Out Challenge: Theme:Easter and Stash:Pastel Things. I used old Pink Papers,Ink

Simon Wednesday Challenge:
Simon says Spring. Inspired by pink in  board.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Happy Gardening

Hello! Happy Spring!  Spring brings garden catalogs and I clipped  this picture of Crocosmia from Dutch Gardens to use for a card to enter in a challenge from Mod Squad to use a magazine, gift catalog, or any other periodical to find something to be somewhere on your card. You can use it just as a background, etc.  I used a potion of the photo from the catalog as my focus on the card adding a ruffled seam binding, a Cameo cut  word Thanks, and a Memory Box die cut butterfly to finish the layered card.  Cardstock was from my stash.
Mod Squad Challenge:  Magazine Madness- use something from a magazine, gift catalog, or any periodical on a card.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Spring Bouquet

Hello!  Thoughts of spring come with the beginning of March and bring visions of spring flowers.
My spring card is made with the Repeat Impressions image of Tulips Bouquet and a sentiment from GKD Stippled Nature.  I colored the flowers with Copics after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white CS.  I used a base of Yellow with layers of Green CS and an embossed Yellow CS.  I finished with a bow of Yellow Satin ribbon.
The House That Stamps Built: WIW Color challenge-Yellow, Pink, Green
Clear It Out Challenge: Anything goes for Theme and Stash
The Card Concept: Thinking of You.  I guess I would consider my style Clean and Layered
Creative Corner Challenge: Nature Inspired
Cards in Envy: Anything Goes with a Bow
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Pot of Gold for St. Pat's

Here we are on the second day of March, already!  May spring  be around the corner soon and the luck that it brings  for St. Pat's Day!  I hope to send some Irish Luck and Blessings with this card later this month.  I used digital image and sentiment  from Meljen's  Designs that I colored with some Copics and a Pilot Gold Metallic marker. I used Gold Metallic CS for the base and added some gold foiled accent paper corners and strip from scraps.  
Meljen's Designs: Challenge #249 seeing spots---my spots are gold.
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Use it up........used scraps of spotted pattern.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says anything goes.
Digitally "Sweet" Challenge:  Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge: Just a hint of Clover
Just Us Girls Challenge: Week #282- Inspired by the greens, browns, touch of gold, and gold spots in the Photo.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring Daffodils

How far away are the daffodils of spring???  Looking forward to gathering bouquets of these lovely flowers.  For now I will  have to  settle for Repeat Impressions Stamp of them on a card.  I colored these with Copics in a very light touch and added some green ink  sponging before attaching the image to a Green Circle and assembling the card with Green Base, Yellow mat and a Pattern Paper section.    Decided to wait to add sentiment when I determine the use for the card.

The House That Stamps Built:  What If?  Wednesday Sketch Challenge #F2515
Mod Squad Challenge: Spring Forward

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa