Sunday, April 28, 2013

CAS-usl Friday - CFC99: Birthday Bash

I am submitting this one for the two-week CAS-ual Friday Birthday Bash Challenge.  It is the owner of CAS-ual Fridays birthday and  I placed my first order from CAS-ual Fridays and I had hoped that I would receive them to submit for this contest.  Canada Post… What more can I say! LOL. So, here is my submission, I am enjoying working with grey cardstock lately.

Die cut - Die-namics
Sentiment - Penny Black
Memories Unicorn White Ink
Teresa Collins enamel dots
Washi Tape

Thanks for taking the time, and a happy sunny Sunday! I am going to go enjoy the sun with my dog!

Sunday Smooches part II

Love this Surf and Turf set, makes me think of the beach which equals my impatience for summer!

Stamps: Surf and Turf and Sentiment Sampler
Die cut frame also Paper Smooches: Duo Die 1

Memories Black ink
Distress Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass

Thanks for taking the time!

I Love Sunday Smooches!

So this has become a tradition for me, Sunday morning, Coffee and my Paper Smooches stamps.  I am submitting two for this weeks challenge, this is the first.

I find these stamps such fun, the animation is just wonderful.

Stamp sets:

Nine Lives, Geo-Graphic and Cutasaurus (sentiment)
Pan Pastel Turquoise (Polka Dots)
Enamel Accents - Black and White
Teresa Collins - Turquoise Enamel

Momento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Hero Arts Cornflower Mid-Tone ink

Thanks for taking the time!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hero Arts Sunday

A little coolish out but the sun is shining! The colour inspiration for this card came from that.  I love this etched flower from Hero Arts.

Products used:

Stamps Hero Arts, Etched Flower (G5749) and Decorate It Message Stamps (LP237, sentiment)
Inks: Bubble Gum Mid-Tone, Green Hills Mid-Tone and Memories Black
I used the new A4 dies from spellbinder for the frame. 

HA Snow layering paperers and notecard.
Memory Box - Butterflies die

Thanks for taking the time!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks

This week was colour challenge week over at Paper Smooches Sparks! I picked-up some new Smooches die cuts the reflections sets and the frame. It will double as a thank you for a dear friend.

Products used:

Paper Smooches stamps and dies, Reflections stamp set and dies, as well as, Duo Die 1, Geo Graphic for the Polka Dots and the sentiment is from Flap Happy.

Hero Arts folded card (pool set)

Memories Black, Hero Arts Mid-Tone in Tide Pool, Cornflower,  Soft Sky and Green Hills.

Thanks for taking the time!

Hero Arts

Found this stamps set in my scrapbook store, I don't know how I missed it before… I just love the roses.  Kristina Werner used gold embossing powder on a project for the Simon Says Stamp Blog and I just loved the effect. Here is my interpretation and I am submitting it for the Hero Arts April "Just for Her" contest.

Products used:

Hero Arts Stamps, (with Basic Grey) Pattern Hearts and Flowers (CL596), Loopy Circle background, Leafy Vines background (on the kraft piece) and sentiment is from Decorate it message stamps.  

Flamingo perfect pearls
Ranger fine gold embossing powder
Inktense watercolour pencils for the flower and petals.

Thanks for taking the time!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC98 ALL that Glitters

Ok, I do love trying my hand at more CAS cards.  You have to face your fears! LOL here is a second for this weeks contest.

Products used:

Paper Smooches hexagon border
Flowers and butterfly - Technique Tuesday
Hero Arts Mid-Tone inks

Thanks for taking the time!

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC98 All that Glitters and Runway Inspired Challenge

So this one will do double duty for the CAS-ual Fridays - All that glitters and the Runway inspired Challenge #34. I simply loved the inspiration photo. The red lipstick is what really caught my eye with this beautiful B&W dress.

Stamps: Paper Smooches, Studio Calico wood veneer flowers, Christmas red Stickles
Inks: Versafine, Onyx Black and Hero Arts Royal Red Mid-Tone

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Quiet Sunday = Second entry for the Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Draft Challenge :)

I have always loved this butterfly set from Paper Smooches so I decided to enter a second card for the April Designer Draft Challenge. I adapted the sketch on this one.

Products used:

Stamps: PAper Smooches Good Gab
Paper: Studio Calico Snippets 6x6 Paper Pack.

Thanks for taking the time!

Paper Smooches Sparks - Designer Drafts Challenge

This is for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks - Designer Drafts Challenge.  It was also my parents Anniversary card.

All stamps Paper Smooches: Chubby Chums (dog), Woofers and Tweeters (solid heart), A little loving (outline heart), Flap Happy (sentiment). 
Pattern Paper: Snippets, Studio Calico 6 x 6 paper pack
Button: American Crafts
Enamel Dots: Teresa Collins.

Thanks for taking the time!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Just for fun

I was able to finally find this Studio Calico paper pack that I really love, decided to go with another thank you card. Can never have enough of them! This is my take on the HA sketch for the April contest.

Products used:

Hero Arts with Studio Calico Lattice Background (331065) and Hero Arts Clear Design frame and me (CL130)

Distress inks: Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
Versafine Onyx Black

Studio Calico Snippets 6 x 6 paper pack (PS724)
My Mind's Eye Enamel dots

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thanks Mom

This is a thank you card for my Mom, she is always there when I need her:)  I had to have my oldest dog Gummer put down last week and she came with me.  She was always there and ready to take care of my dogs, especially in Gummer's later years when she needed more company while I was at work or away for the office.

I was really inspired by the chevron and flower mix I am seeing lately so this one will be submitted for the Fusion and CAS-ual Fridays and, of course, the "Just for Her" Hero Arts contest.

Products used:

Sentiment and Flowers - Hero Arts
Chevron - Paper Smooches

Inks - Hero Arts Mid-Tone :) Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe and Green Hills
Verasafine onyx black

Thanks for taking the time!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC97: Chevrons and Flowers

Entering this one in the CAS-ual Fridays Chevrons and Flowers challenge.  I broke out the Penny Black flowers that I haven't had a chance to use yet.

Products used:

Penny Black Petal Party (30-113) and Sweet Wishes (30-104)
Copic markers: RV10, R21 and RV42
Wink of Stella Brush in Pink

My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Lifestyle Chevron embossing folder

Thanks for taking the time!

Paper Smooches Sparks

This one is for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge for this week.  The inspiration picture originally led me to use a butterfly but when I started I was drawn to the toucan that I have been wanting to use. The colours were the inspiration for me in this case.  

Products used:

Paper Smooches My Peeps (Toucan), Chilly Chums (Bow tie and bubbles) and Sentiment Sampler.
Hero Arts Mid-tone inks, Tide Pool, Pale Tomato and Butter Bar
Momento Tuxedo Black
Embossing folder - Couture Creations, Peacock Pleasure.

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge - Ric #33 - Red Valentino

This one is for the Runway Inspired Challenge, I do love those challenges! My inspiration for this one came from the flowers on, of course, the shoes! And I also really liked the mixed elements on the background of the picture. 

Here is the inspiration photo:

Products used:

Stamp set - Stamping Bella (Flower and Sentiment)
Cuttlebug James' Set Embossing folder
Heart die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Hero Arts notecard

Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hero Arts April Contest - Just for her

I had so much fun making this one with my mid-tone inks (I LOVE THESE INKS).  I was really worried that it was too busy at first,  but once it was finished I like the way it turned out. Made me feel like the nice weather and spring blooms were around the corner! 

Products used:

Stamps all Hero Arts
Love Jar - CL673 (Large flower and leaves)
Special Note of Thanks - CL499 (Medium flower)
Find Joy - CL497 (Small full and half flowers)
Made with Love - CL491 (Sentiment and butterfly)


Hero Arts Mid-Tone - Pale Tomato, Butter Bar Bubble Gum, Grape Juice, Passion Flower, Field Greens, Tide Pool and Shadow Ink - Soft Cantaloupe. 
Versafine Onyx Black

Snow layering Papers and HA Notecard.

Thanks for taking the time!