Sunday, May 31, 2015

Masculine Thank You


Hello!  Second Post today.
Playing with a sketch using Red, White and Blue which I gave a turn to make horizontal.  The stamps that I used are from Repeat Impressions  and stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink.   I used Ivory and Brilliant Blue CS's, a Pattern Paper from MME Quilting Bee, Oval Dies,  and wide Red Satin Ribbon from stash.

The House That Stamps Built: What If? Wednesday Sketch #M2715 shown on right.
Really  Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #118 Red, White and Blue with Ribbon
Mod Squad Challenge: Make a Masculine Card
Simon Monday Challenge: Theme is Thank You

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

Road Trip with Dad

Hello!  I have been MIA because of computer problems.   We were not able to get internet connections caused by underground wires going bad.  I have some catching up to do posting cards .

The card that I am showing today was stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp that my DH loves.  I have used several colors for the car on different cards and made a gold model today.  I always use a different license plate and used DAD on this one.  Walter & Winnie stamps were used for the sentiment. Used Memento Espresso Truffle ink and Copics E30,34,35,50, N2,4,7, Y26,Y28.
AAA Cards: Game 40 For the Guys. My CAS card features a car and some of the colors from the photo.
Mod Squad Challenge: Make a Masculine card.
Addicted to Stamps and More: #146  Anything Goes
Wednesday Simon Says Challenge: Simon says anything goes.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Make a Card for Father's Day or a special Man

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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Faux Detail Letterpress

Welcome!  This card was inspired by a video by Jennifer McGuire showing how to do Faux Detail Letterpress technique.  I used a Cheery Lynn Die Kiwi Doily that I inked with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and then embossed on Kraft CS.  I cut out the center of the design with Lawn Fawn Stitched circle die and layered on a Red Scalloped Circle cut with Spellbinders Die.  I attached this to a Card base of the Kraft CS that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Gingham and stamped with GKD sentiment from Nana's Needlework set with the red ink.   I hope you can see all the details on the center.
The Kraft Journal: #225 CAS Embossed
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Happy Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes Birthday
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes

Thanks to Jennifer for her great video on this technique.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Oh My Stars


Hello!  I am still stuck on CAS cards which I can whip up quickly.  I created this for a few challenge using some items I had laying on my desk.  I layered the stars cut with a Sizzix die and a metal brad on a die cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle and attached to a base of red CS.  The sentiment from GKD Stippled Nature and the Curved Line are with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. Looks BIRL.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Oh My Stars  
Less Is More: #225 Recipe-Use some metal. Red Star brad is metal.
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #260 Sketch on right    
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shiny Christmas Card

Welcome!  I have a Christmas card today which looks better in real life than in my photograph.  I always have a hard time photographing metallic cards. I made this with Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval Frame die cut in Silver CS and attached to an embossed (Darice Snowflakes EF)  Gold Metallic CS.  I finished with words Merry Christmas cut in Gold Foil Paper with Cheery Lynn dies.  This was a quick and easy design but I think it is elegant.

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge is anything goes with Cheery Lynn Dies
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use something die cut or punched
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas

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

Monday, May 25, 2015

Birds a Flutter

Hello! I hope everyone is having a safe Holiday Weekend.  May we all remember what this holiday is about  and remember all the people who died while serving our country and protecting our freedom.

My card today was inspired by the photo inspiration challenge at Addicted to Stamps shown on the right.

I started by embossing white cardstock with Cuttlebug EF Leafy Branch and colored the raised surfaces.  I added a bird cage cut on the Cameo with a Silhouette file from Gray CS and attached with a gray metal brad and glue.  I stamped and fussy cut Hummingbirds with Flourishes stamp and Memento Grape jelly ink. The sentiment from the same set Humming Along was inked in Memento Gray Flannel. Card base is GKD Morning Fog CS.
Addicted to Stamps: #145 Photo - Used birds and branch from the inspiration.
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Theme is Missing You.  This is a card that I would send to someone that I miss.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Birds and/or Bees

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Geometric Design

 Second Post today:
Hello! Today I was just playing and decided to go out on a limb with this Runway Inspired Challenge and do something geometric which is very unusual for my style.  But I have always enjoyed working with geometric designs having spent a lot of time doodling with geometric shapes but do not use often in my card making.   I was challenged with the Runway photo on the right to use the colors Blue, Orange, and a nude shade.   I used a Winnie & Walter Geometric design that I downloaded from this post on their blog.  I colored the design using Photoshop and printed it as a background for my card.  I used stamps from Winnie & Walters The Big, the Bold and the Happy set and cutout the Hello using the Cameo and a file also from W&W. I added some shine with a Clear Star pen and Shimmer spritz  to capture the shimmer from the fashion garment but it does not show very well in the photo.
Used Memento Grape Jelly ink and Orange CS Card Base.

Runway Inspired Challenge: RIC#84 Custo Barcelona fashion shown in photo. Used colors and geometrics from photo.
Winnie & Walter Blog: Geometric Challenge -use geometric element in your design and use Winnie& Walter products. Check out their other great geometric designs.

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

Time for a Quick Card

Hello! I have not spent much time inside since I am working in the yard and gardens since the weather has been so nice.  I have found time to make cards that are quick clean and simple designs.  Today's card was made by printing this design on the Cameo with a Silhouette file which was a free design (available through Monday).  I colored the flower to fit the color challenge and stamped the vertical sentiment from Repeat Impressions with SU Elegant Eggplant ink.  Added a few sequins for sparkle and attached to a card base of Yellow (Curry) CS.

CAS Colours & Sketches: Use colors Curry, Eggplant and Green
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

X, Y,Z for Simon Says

Hello! I cannot wait for the zinnias to bloom in my garden.  I had fun making this card with one of my favorite stamps, Zinnias" from Flourishes.  I was inspired to make this for the Simon Says Monday Challenge which is an alphabet challenge using X,Y,Z. I decide to make it X-special with Spellbinder Dies from Card Creator, Y for Yellow , and Z for Zinnias.
Other Supplies:  Copics, Memento Inks, GKD White and Fresh Asparagus CS.

Other Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Diva : Challenge is Water a Flower Day. Include a flower on project. Used dies from Card Creator A2 Divine Elegance
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Floral and Fauna. Card features flowers
Creative Corner Challenges: Anything Goes

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

Beautiful Day at Sunset

Hello!  This is a second card that I made for  WHAT IF? Wednesday M2015 challenge at The House That Stamps Built.. We are to create a project using the photo shown on the right.  I again was inspired to use one of my photographs of the sunset in Florida.   As I mentioned earlier,  I will probably do a series of cards for gift sets using the photos that we took last February.  I printed the photo of the sunset made at Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve on a watercolor paper and attached to a Card Base of Yellow CS and stamped the Repeat Impressions with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Inspired by the challenge photo, I added a Wine Glass (Repeat Impressions Wine Time Series) stamped on Vellum with Versamark and embossed with Black EP.  The glass was fussy cut and glued to card.

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

Friday, May 22, 2015

Where Is the Sun?

Third Post today:
From Christmas to Sunshine is where my posts are going today.  I just had to play with the Less Is More Challenge this week and time is almost up to enter. The theme is Hello Sunshine!  I made a quick and easy card using stamps from Mark's Finest papers with Memento inks and a Clear Star pen.  I drew in the sun rays with a Dandelion Marker and Clear Star and edged the white CS with a Black Marker before adding the Yellow card base.

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

CAS Christmas

Second Post today:
Welcome!  Today I made this card for a few challenges.  This is the first time that I have used the Cardinal stamp from GKD Peace and Joy set which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I added the word Joy from the same set.  I rounded the corners of the image with a punch and attached to a Card Base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS. Added some glossy accents to the berries.

Stamp TV: Mix it Up Monday Challenge STV15MON20  First Date - use something in your stash for the FIRST time! I used the stamps from Peace and Joy.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 229  Use some of your favorite things-I used copics and a cardinal as my faves
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes with Christmas theme
Addicted to CAS: Challenge 63 Code word is Birds
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: #59 Birds
ABC Christmas Challenge: J is for JOY
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Clean and Simple

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

Wine Down at Sunset

Hello!  This week, the WHAT IF? Wednesday M2015 challenge at The House That Stamps Built is a photo inspiration challenge. We are to create a project using the photo shown on the right.  I immediately thought to use some of my photographs of the sunset on Captiva Island.   I enjoy photography and often use photos that my DH or  I have shot on cards.  I will probably do a series of cards for gift sets using the photos that we took last February. 
I cropped the sunset image and printed on a watercolor paper. I then edged it with Pilot Gold Metallic maker and  matted on Blue CS and attached to a Card Base of Yellow.  The wine glasses were stamped with Repeat Impressions stamps from the Wine Time Series on Vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP.  I fussy cut the glasses and added to the card.  The sentiment from the same series was heat embossed with Gold EP.
I also embossed the lower part of the card with Cuttlebug EF Border and applied some glitter with Clear Star Pen which you may not see that well but it looks good real life.

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Bowl of Carrots


Hello! Today I have a fun card.....a bowl of carrots and tulips is what I have!  I  saw this Photo Inspiration challenge at The Shabby Tea Room called Fun Blooms and was reminded of a Stamp from Flourishes "Garden Fresh" and just had to create using the Carrots Stamp. I literally used the Carrots with Tulips in a fish bowl as in the photo.  I cut the fish bowl from a transparency and colored the bowl on the cardstock underneath with Copics.  Carrots and Tulips (used masking) stamped with Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics and Markers.  Finished with Flourishes Sentiment.
Supplies: Stamps Flourishes Garden Fresh, Repeat Impressions Vase of Tulips; Inks Memento Espresso Truffles, Tuxedo Black , Dandelion for Sponging, Memento Markers Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo; Copics B0000, N0, YG03, Y02,YR 07, 21.65, R51: Corner Punch: Papers White CS and Pattern from MME A Mother's Love pad;

The Shabby Tea Room: Week 252 Fun Blooms
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 262 Inky-nes"S". Used sponging around the fish bowl.

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Camellias for a Friend

Hello! I took time out from putting mulch on my gardens to make a one layer card using Power Poppy Camellias and Sentiment digital stamps which I printed on white CS.  I colored the image with Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS.  I used Anna Griffin Acanthus embossing folder border to add a bit of texture and design. I was pleased with how this card turned out.

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge: OLS16 Theme is Blossom
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge 183  Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Blog: Challenge 222 Favorite Color(s)...mine are pink and green
Showcase Your Style: Theme is Friendship

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

Manly Birthday Card

Welcome! Today I am using the sketch shown on the right for a second card to create a birthday card with a more manly look.  I interpreted the sketch very literally.  I cut a star from gold glitter paper with a Sizzix die and used Cheery Lynn dies for the words Happy Birthday. I used Pattern Papers from MME Market St Pad.  My DH said the stars and stripes looked very manly.

CAS(E) this Sketch: #123 on the right
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge: Make it manly
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern paper on your card.
AAA Cards: Game #39 Celebrate their first birthday with a birthday card.

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

Monday, May 18, 2015

Birthday CAS

 Hello!  I have a CAS card that I made for a few challenges.  I used a 3D Cupcake from Valentine Crafts as the focus of the card with some bright Card Stocks and an embossed Sentiment from GKD.
Other supplies: Pink, Rose, Blue CS, Versamark, Zing Silver EP, Divine Swirls and Polka Dots EF.

Challenges to enter:
AAA Cards : This challenge is celebrating its first birthday with a hop and challenge. Game #39 is a simple challenge to make a birthday card to celebrate.  I made mine with a 3D cupcake.

Simon Wednesday Challenge : Simon says use one or more of the colors in the color swatch shown on right.

CAS(E) this Sketch: #123 shown on left.

Thanks for stopping by! I love all your comments. Theresa

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saying Hello with Azaleas

Hello!  Do you have azaleas blooming in your garden?  I do not. The ones we had have not survived our winters but I still love their blooms.  So I chose to use Power Poppy Azalea stamp on this card.  I was playing with a recently purchased Spellbinders Shapeabilities dies Regal Frame to create this design.  I fussy cut  the Azalea image and attached with foam tape to the layered card.  Other supplies: Pink and White CS, Cuttlebug EF Gingham, Memento Espresso Truffle and Lady Bug Inks, Copics R11, 81,83, RV11 , G20, 40, E25,35, Power Poppy Sentiment from Dahlias.

Power Poppy:  Power & Spark Challenge- Cut It Out
Simon Says Color Swatch
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Focus on Flowers
Papertake Weekly Challenge: In the Garden- Azaleas grow in gardens.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says choose one or more colors from the swatch. I used the pink and green from the swatch.

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Flower with a Leaf Button

 Hello!  I have been working outside and not spending  much time in my studio.  But I did take time to make this card for a few challenges. For this creation I used Gina K stamps and papers with some dies and a leaf button.  I really like this combo of the Hibiscus stamp and the paper as a background.
Supplies: Stamps GKD Say It With Flowers and A Year of Flowers by Melanie, GKD Pattern Paper Autumn Landscape, GKD Ivory and Red CS, Memento Lady Bug Ink and Angel Pink Marker, Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Die, Spellbinders Label Die and Rectangle Die, Leaf Button from stash, Red Stickles(Center of flower)

Tuesday Morning Sketches : Sketch #300 on right
Mod Squad Challenge: Mix It Up...Use stamps from different sets, at least.  Used 2 sets by Melanie Muenchinger.
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 261 Focus on Flower(s)
Allsorts Challenge: Week 210 Use more than 2 die cuts. Used circle, label, and rectangle dies.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Beautiful Tulips

Hello!  Today I thought that I'd share one of my favorites from this spring's garden.  These are photos of Angelique tulips blooming in my garden.   I will probably use these on a series of cards.

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

Toasting Your Birthday

 I have another card for the WIW Color Challenge at The House That Stamps Built using gray, red and orange.  I used Repeat Impressions stamps for the  wine glasses and vertical sentiment.
Other supplies: Gray and Orange CS's, Cuttlebug EF Happy Birthday, SU Ruby Red Ink, Red Copic.
This color challenge was quite the challenge for me. I may redo the wine glasses using Vellum for the glasses but for now I am leaving it with the orange glasses.

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