Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Butterfly Pop -Up

I love cards that do something so at the Cuttlebug Spot this week the challenge is to make a pop-up card. I used the circle flower cuttlebug folder to emboss the yellow background that the butterfly is on. I love these bright colors. It has been spring-like here so I am ushering it in as best I can! LOL! You can see the challenge by clicking here -- http://www.thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/

Chocolate, Teal and Pink

This week at Cat's Pajamas the challenge is to use these three colors -- chocolate, teal and pink. I love these colors together. I had this lovely patterned paper with just those colors and ribbon to match! I pop-dotted the die cut and stamped the poodle and colored him brown. I used pink glitter for his fur. I used a Fiskars border punch to make the border at the bottom and then pop-dotted one of the flowers. Please click here to see the challenge. http://dancinginpajamas.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 24, 2011

House of Blues

Hi bloggers! It is a very nice day outside today. I hope you are having a nice day. This is my entry to the Impression Obsession March challenge. We were to work with the color blue. I used their house stamp, cut it out and pop-dotted it. I then cut out the left side of the house, the barrel and the plant at the top window to the right and pop-dotted those to add more dimension. I used blue and green Flower Soft on the flowers. This was a fun challenge. I don't use blue a lot, but I like it. I need to use it more. You can see this challenge by clicking here  http://mitrafriant.typepad.com/impression_obsession_news/

Monday, February 21, 2011

Looking Forward to Spring!

Spring is right around the corner, YEAH! I have been working on some Easter cards. The weather here has been spring -like so it has inspired me. I just love these lops by Embossing Arts. The paper is from DCWV. I have been using a lot of it lately. I used a Martha Stewart  lace corner and border punch for the frame. The butterfly is a layered sticker. I hope everyone is having a great day. I will be 70 here today. Whooo - hooo!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stamp A Tag

This is my third post today and my last! I have made a tag for the Simon Says Show and Stamp a Tag  challenge. I used DCWV paper -- my favorite lately. I stamped an Impression Obsession flourish on the upper right hand corner. The bunny was stamped and cut out and pop-dotted at the bottom. I really enjoyed this challenge. You can see it by clicking here -- http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/

Donut Bliss

The House Mouse challenge this week is to stamp our favorite House Mouse! That is a tuffy since I like them all!  I guess this one is my favorite since it can be used for many things, AND who doesn't like donuts? You can click here to see the challenge --  http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/

I glittered the donut to make it look like frosting. The top border was made using a Martha Stewart punch. I did paper piecing on the cup cake and used my crimping tool on the bottom of the cupcake.

Two More Cards and Happy Valentine's Day

Here are the last of my WinterHaven challenge cards. The first card is for the Holiday 2-fer card challenge. We were to make one card that we could use for 2 holidays. I chose Mother's Day and Easter. The second challenge was to stamp without using black or dark outlines. I stamped the bunny using a Tera Cotta ink pad. If you would like to see all the challenges and cards hop on over to Stamp Haven -- http://www.stamphaven.com/forum/index.php?board=33.0  I hope everyone has a very Happy Valentine's Day! I woke up to a wonderful surprise today! I won a the Club Posh Valentine card contest! A great start to Valentine's Day for sure!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Winter Haven Cards

As you saw below I have been participating in Stamp Haven's Winter Have challenges this week. Here are 2 more that I made. The first card was for the Spring Card challenge and we had to have some 3-D on it. I handmade the pansies and pop-dotted them on the card. The lops are pop-dotted and I added ribbon to the basket handle and on the female lop! I used the beautiful DCWV paper. I will be making more Easter cards with it!

The second card was for the Get Inspired challenge. We had 4 pictures to choose from for our inspiration. I choose the bedspread because I had the perfect hero Arts stamp to go with the pattern on the bedspread. You can click here to see it . http://www.stamphaven.com/forum/index.php?topic=2860.0

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chocolate and Blue

At Cat's Pajama's the challenge this week is inspiration from 2 pictures and colors chocolate and blue. You can see the challenge here -- http://dancinginpajamas.blogspot.com/. I used round punches to punch the cuttled circles that I then glued on brown card stock. The white die cut is a Nellie's frames die. The blue scallop is a Quik Cutz die. I stamped the cat and tree in brown. The snowflakes were punched and glitter was added to them.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Haven Challenges

Over on the Stamp Haven board we are having a Winter Haven challenge party this week. There are many challenges posted, some with prizes. We are having a good time. Here are some cards I have done for the challenges. The first one is for the number challenge. The second for the fruity challenge, third is black and white and make your own patterned paper challenge and the last is for the build a building challenge. I still have some more to go so stay tuned! You can click here to see all the challenges and please come join us for some winter fun!  http://www.stamphaven.com/forum/

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tri-Fold Valentine

At the Cuttlebug Spot the challenge is to make a tri-fold Valentine. I used the Heart Dotted Swiss cuttlebug embossing folder on the front of the card and stamped 2 valentines, cut them out and pop dotted them on the front. On the inside I used a Matilda stamp. I love this stamp -- she is so sweet! I used the same hearts on the last panel that I used on the front. The white hearts border was made by using a Martha Stewart punch. The card stock I used is from K&Co. -- my favorite! Here is the link to the challenge -- http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/

May Your Weeds be Flowers

At JustRite Stamps we also had a sketch to follow for the challenge this week. You can see the sketch here-
http://justritestampers.typepad.com/. I used the JustRite saying stamp -- "May All Your Weeds Be Flowers".
I pop dotted the saying in the green circle. I used a cuttlebug label and highlighted the embossed areas in green and placed green rhinestones across the middle. To the left of the label I added 3 white roses. I just love these flowers. A Martha Stewart lace punch was used to make the lacy border at the bottom of the card. All my papers are from K&Co. which I also love.

Happy Birthday

This is my Cat's Pajamas challenge card for this week.  We had a sketch to follow and I decided to use this sassy cat for a birthday card. You can see the sketch here -- http://dancinginpajamas.blogspot.com/.  I used the paisley cuttlebug folder on the pink background. The round circle is a Nellie Frames die. I used 3 strips of matching decorative paper on the right side of the card. I pop dotted the Happy Birthday over the strips and added a silk flower and ribbon. Pink rhinestones were used for the cat's eyes and along the right side of the card.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I Am Back!

You haven't seen much activity on my blog recently. I have been away seeing family while my husband and 2 sons have been climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro! I am pleased and proud to say that all 3 of them made it to the top! While I was gone I shopped and stamped. I did not want to take my whole craft room with me, ( but it felt like I did ), so I bought this neat K&Co. Tag Pad at Michael's. I have had such fun with it! It is easy-peasy to make a card using it. I just cut the tags in two for the front of my card and went from there. I scanned a picture of the tag pad and the 2 cards I made using the tags. Then I found a pad of K&Co. flowers that punch out and of course they coordinate with their lovely papers. I used the roses from that pad on the last card. You punch out the different sizes of flowers and layer them. I had to scan these cards since my husband took my camera as a backup! I have had such a time with this. My scanner is acting up. Grrrrrr!  I will be glad to get my camera back! LOL!

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