Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More Pictures of Luke!!!


Hey everyone!!!

I'm heading off to Charleston, SC for one night.... I have an *INS* appointment early tomorrow morning to have my *Green Card* extended!!!

Since I have not had time to stamp - I thought I'd show you some pictures of *Luke* again. He is 9 weeks old and he has his Vet appointment right now....That boy eats like a horse and grows like a weed - LOL!!!
Can't wait to find out how much he gained??? We are so happy to have him in our lives!!!
He even developed an attitude too - he,he,he - plus he is sassy - he fits right in with the girls - LOL!!!
See you soon!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

FS77 Getting down and Dirty


Hey everyone - I had a late start today....!!!
We went to church, some friends stopped by and finally I had some peace and quiet to create and post my card for the Featured Stamper #77.

Beth has chosen my blogging friend Julia aka *artystamper* - CONGRATS Julia!!!

She is a awesome artist and I enjoy her cards so much!!!
Here is a Journal that inspired me out of Julia's gallery and made it into a card.

The other *Inspiration* came from Laura's Dirty Girl Challenge - *to get down and dirty*....boy it was a tough Challenge for me but I thought I'll try it anyway....since Laura has challenged me *personally* to get my *White* card dirty - LOL!!!

Here is what I have done:
- I have made the Journal into a card and it measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".
- I have used more layers and different colors - River Rock, Basic Black & Brocade BG DP.
- The Stamp Set is from *Innovative Stamp Creation* called *Artsy Victorian.
- I have added Pearls and a Hat Pin for Embellishment.
- I added a Black Satin Ribbon.
- I have distressed most of the edges and added some piercing to the card.
Hope you like it???? Enjoy the rest of your weekend and ~TFL~!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dirty Girl Challenge - Day 6

Happy Day - and what a good one it is !!!

I won last weeks OCC Challenge - WAAHHHOOO!!!
You need to come and check all these talented ladies out right here.
Don't you just love them???

With this weeks *Christmas in July* theme I can actually check off two Challenges in one - YEAHHH!!!

Sharon Johnson is also hosting the same idea for her ssnotime #45.....you can see the info right here.

When I was digging for my x-mas Stamps I came across this cute little Stamp from *Hero Arts*. This Stamp is from my *first* stamping experience - I think I bought it like 3 yrs ago at *Archiver's*....but I'm still loving it!!!

The card measures 4 1/2 " x 4 1/2". I have stamped the *Snowman* with Basic Black and colored it with Real Red, Green Galore, Garden Green. For the *hat* I have used a Dark Brown Copic Marker #E47 and a Colorless Blender to soften the image. The outlining was also done with a CM #N1.

Next I have layered the fun *Snowman* onto Real Red CS and pierced around it. This image was raised with Stampin Dimensionals onto the next two layers. Before I added the whole panel I have added the 5/8" Real Red Ribbon from SU. Then I have stamped the sentiment from the *Snowfall* Set. At last I have added two *medium* Silver Brads from Making Memories.

Hope you like it??? ~TFL~


This card was made for Holly's and Taylor's *Dirty Girl* Challenge over on SCS.

The layout came from Holly and the *Cupcake* idea from Taylor......love both of them - awesome stampers!!!

I have used my favorite new *In Color* Tangerine Tango and a matching DP from *Bo-Bonny* Shabby Princess Collection. Doesn't it look great together??? It matches the *Kiwi Kiss* too.....

The Cupcake Stamp is from Hero Arts and I have colored the bottom part with Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss. The top part was filled with the 3-D *Liquid Applique* from Marvy Uchida. I love this stuff for *Cupcakes*!!!

Before I've started to dry it with the *Heating Tool* I have bedazzled the 3-D Applique with Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Then I have punched out a flower and added a Silver Brad in the center - it was attached with a Glue Dot.

The Ribbon is from Martha Stewart and I have added three *medium* Silver Brads on the right hand side.

Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dirty Girl Challenge






Hello again - hope you are having a great start into the weekend???

OMG - did you see Joan's Dirty Girl Challenge??? It's all about *Silhouettes* - WAAHHHOOO!!!

I had to use the *Nature Silhouette I* Set from *Innovative Stamp Creations* again - I hope you like it as much as I do...???

I have used Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi on this card. Love that combo!!! The scalloped BG was cut out with the largest Nestie. The whole image was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

I have also added three little Silver Mini Brads to the image and finished it off with the DS Wild Wasabi Ribbon from SU.

The *Just for you* sentiment is also a *Innovative Stamp Creations* Stamp and it's from the *Flair of Summer* Set.

Off to make another card.....stop by again if you like!!! ~TFL~

LSC178 Happy Birthday




Happy TGIF!!!

What a fun LS Challenge - so many restrictions!!!
You can read all the details right here.

Mr. Brown delivered some of my goodies from
SU last night and I had to ink my beautiful new *Floral* BG Stamp. I've been neglecting my SU Stamps.....bad, bad me - LOL!!!

Anyway - I have inked this Set up with Purely Pomegranate and trimmed the CS down to the size that I liked....and layered it onto Purely Pomegranate CS.

After I adhered the image to my Whisper White base I have added the g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon!!!

Next I have added the sentiment from the retired
*Warmest Regards* Set - it was also inked with PP.
The little *dots* are from a *Sandylion* Set called *Borders*.

This card makes a quick and elegant *Birthday* card!!! Hope you will have time to play today and I can't wait to see what the Dirty Girl's have in store for us at noon!!! See ya then.....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Stamp Simple MOJO47/ Dirty Girl Challenge


Isn't this a fun week with the Dirty Girls??? Today is Sharon's and Holly's turn - YEEAAHH - I love them both and they are such an inspiration to me!!!
For right now - I have only time to play Sharon's *Stamp Simply* Challenge!!! Hopefully - I'll be back later to show off a card for Holly's Sketch?!?

For this card I have used Julee Tilman's MOJO#47 Sketch!!!

Don't you just love this gorgeous DP??? It matches the *new* In-Color *Baja Breeze* to the *T*!!!
It is from *Little Yellow Bicycle's* Vita Bella Collection and I have found it at the LSS in Savannah, GA. The matching Brads are from *Basic Grey*. I think the *Kiwi Kiss* color would look great with this too....maybe I'll try that on Holly's card - LOL????
You all know already the gorgeous *Serenity* Stamp Set from Verse Visual....I have inked the BG image with *Baja Breeze* first onto a scrap paper and then onto the CS. Next I have
stamped the sentiment in the same color and placed it in the center.
Hope you like it and ~TFL~!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dirty Girl Challenge



Let me tell you - the Dirty Girls are getting my creative juices flowing - LOL!!! When I saw Jenn's *Inspiration Piece* today - I couldn't hold back and I had to make another card!!!

I have the perfect Stamp from *Innovative Stamp Creations* called *Artsy Victorian* to play along. Btw - it's the same Stamp Set that I have used on my CC176 card - just a different image!!! Isn't it gorgeous???

First I have inked the image with *Craft* Basic Black and then sprinkled it with *Clear* Embossing Powder to give it a richer, elegant look!!!

If you have not used the Craft Ink's yet - definitely put them on your next order- my favorites are the
Chocolate Chip and the Basic Black!!! You will love them - I promise!!!

Anyway - I have trimmed right around the image and layered it onto Basic Black CS. This panel was raised with Stampin Dimensionals. Next I have added Certainly Celery onto another Basic Black CS and adhered it to the Whisper White CS base. The card measures 5" x 5".

The sentiment is from another *Innovative Stamp Creations* Set called *Flair of Summer*.
I have inked it up with Basic Black. To finish it all off - I have added a large Half Pearl in the center of the image.

Wow - I just realize I have not used any Ribbon....LOL!!! Hope you like this card as much as I do??? ~TFL~

Little Paper Shop Card Giveaway!!!


Hey guys - thank you all for playing my *Little Paper Shop* Card Giveaway!!!

We have a *WINNER*!!!

Kim Gasper said...
This card is beautiful. I always love your clean style and the way you put colors together. I stayed up too late last night looking through all your past blog entries. :-)
July 20, 2008 5:09 PM

Congrats - Kim!!! E-mail me under silkeledlow@yahoo.com and I'll mail those cards off tomorrow!!!

Have a great day!!!

SC186 Thanks and ISC Card



Happy Wednesday!!! I love when those Sketch Challenged some around....and Roxi has picked a great one for today.

This Sketch also gave me the *Inspiration* to play along with the Dirty Girls Tuesday Challenge -
which can be seen here.
I have chosen Julie's DTGD08 - *embrace* White and you know that's right up my alley - YEEAAHH!!!

I have used Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi together - don't they look awesome???

The gorgeous Ribbon is from Martha Stewart and it's called *Persimmon* - it matches the Tangerine Tango perfectly!!! Hope SU is coming out with some matching *In-Color* Ribbon??? I can't wait for the new Catalog to come out!!! Until then I guess Martha has to do it - LOL!!!


Here is another card that I have made for the *embrace* White Challenge!!!

This gorgeous image is from *Innovative Stamp Creations* and it's called *Friendship*.

I have kept it very simple......I've started stamping the *beautiful* face first and next I have added the flowers on the side.

I've stamped one flower image separately on another White CS and cut it out. Then I've colored it with a Blender Pen using Tangerine Tango Ink - raise it with Stampin Dimensionals and added a clear Gemstone in the center.

The Ribbon is the same one I have added to my first card and it adds the perfect balance to this card!!!

Hope you like the cards??? ~TFL~

Make sure you sign up for my *Little Paper Shop*
Card Giveaway - which you can comment right here!!! I'll be back at about 10:30 to announce the WINNER!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CC176 Just for you and ATS Gracias

Happy Tuesday!!! Have you seen the gorgeous colors Emily has picked today for the CC??? I love them and almost forget about this gorgeous Combo - Very Vanilla, River Rock and Soft Sky!!! If you like these colors too make sure you order them right away...they are on the SU Retiring List and they will go fast ...!!! Anyway - I thought this gorgeous Set called *Artsy Victorian* from *Innovative Stamp Creations* would be the perfect choice to show of these colors...wouldn't this be perfect for *Wedding Thank You Notes* or *Anniversary Cards*??? I have stamped the main image with River Rock and then layered it with Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla again, River Rock and then Soft Sky again. The first two layers were raised with Stampin Dimensionals and at the end of the layering I have raised it again with Stampin Dimensionals. The sentiment is also from *Innovative Stamp Creation* and it's from the *Flair of Summer I* Set. I have inked it with River Rock and pierced right below it. The DS Soft Sky Ribbon and the Pearls were the last touches I have added to this card. Hope you like it??? Here is the second card I have made with another *Innovative Stamp Creations* Set called *Nature Silhouette*. I'm a huge fan of *Silhouette* Stamps and this Set is definitely one of my favorites - we'll can you tell??? - this is my third card with this gorgeous Set - LOL!!! With this card I was inspired by Sharon Johnson's ssnotime #44 - using *Purple* and you already know how much I looovvveee *Purple*. I thought this Set would really look awesome inked up with Orchid Opulence....What do you think??? This card is also my submission for the *Verse July Project Parade*. All the details can be found here. The fun part about this Silhouette image is that you can ink it up in any color you like, add the matching Ribbon and a sentiment - voila - it's done!!! Perfect ATC Card!!! Hope you like this one too??? ~TFL~ Don't forget to check out my *Little Paper Shop* Card Giveaway!!! Here are the details!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

FS76 and Sneak Peak # 5



Happy Sunday everyone!!!

I volunteered staying home with *Luke* this morning - LOL!!! We don't feel comfy leaving him alone for so long.....

Of course I took the opportunity to play the Featured Stamper Challenge #76. Congrats to Susie who is the chosen one today - you can see her gallery right here.

I have chosen this card to case. It was the perfect choice to show off *Little Paper Shop's* wonderful new *Floral Wishes* Set.

Here are the changes I have made:

- Less layers
- I've added some piercing to the Pacific Point CS
- Different Colors - Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Close to Cocoa and So Saffron.
- Added Pearls instead of Brads plus different Ribbon

Hope you like it???
Now to the fun part - leave a comment on this post and I will giveaway *Little Paper Shop's* Sneak Peak Cards which includes today's card, the *Fairytale Adventure* card, the *Tutu-rific* card and the *Endless Arrangements* .

Hope you will play along - have a great Sunday!!!
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OOPS - I was so excited to show off my card that I forgot to mention that you will have until Wednesday Morning, July 22nd to comment!!! US and Canandian Addresses only - thank you!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

OCCC - Once upon a time......


Happy Saturday!!!

I can't believe how fast a week can fly by.....

Today is the 4th day of *Little Paper Shop's* Sneak Peak Preview.

Julia has come up with this super duper cute *Fairytale
Adventure* Set that is perfect for your little *Prince* or *Princess*!!! Remember all the new Set's will be available on July, 22nd!!!

I have made this card for today's OCC Challenge which is about *Dry Embossing*.....you can see the details right here.

I have used my Cuttlebug - *Swiss Dots* template that is perfect for this task!!!

I have started out with the Whisper White CS layered it with the new Pink Pirouette CS and a dotted DP from *Me&My Big Ideas*. The next Panel is the embossed Whisper White and Pink Pirouette CS that was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

The image itself was layered onto Pink Pirouette CS and then stamped with Black Stazon and colored with Pink Pirouette plus Barely Banana Ink. I have used a Glue Pen to make some *dots* and sprinkled Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the image. Next I have added three Mini Silver Brads and also raised this panel up.

The sentiment is from the same Set and was also inked in Black Stazon. I have layered it with Barely Banana and Pink Pirouette CS. It was all punched out with SU Punches. To finish it all off I have added the gorgeous *Pink Taffeta* Ribbon from SU.

I hope you like this cute Set??? Please make sure to check out everyone else on the DT!!!
Have a great weekend!!! ~TFL~

Friday, July 18, 2008

Simply Beautiful......




Hey everyone - as promised I'm showing you a card with the *New* SU In-Colors!!!


You can already tell which ones are my favorites - LOL!!! That's right...I love the Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss!!!


I was looking thru the gorgeous Set's that Betsy Griffin from *Innovative Stamp Creations* has sent me and this beautiful *Asian* themed Stamp from the *Beautiful Butterflies* has caught my eye and I thought it would look great with these two new colors.

The main image was stamped with Black Stazon first. Then I have used a Blender Pen to color the image with the same colors and I've added the Riding Hood Red to the butterflies as well.

The butterflies were stamped twice. The colored ones were trimmed and raised with Stampin Dimensionals. Next I have added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the center of the flowers.
The sentiment is from the same Set and I have inked it with Black Stazon.

Have a wonderful weekend!!! See ya soon....

LPS Sneak Peek #3




Good Morning everyone!!!
This is my second try to make a better photo of my card - I didn't like the first one....the weather is very cloudy today...hope you like this picture better too???

Today is the 3rd Day for *Little Paper Shop's* Sneak Preview!!! This time we feature a whole Set of different *Words*.
I have made this card for a *Special Friend* - Stephanie Hargis!!!
She was the Featured Stamper #75 this past Sunday and I definitely wanted to make a card for her!!!
Stephanie has a gorgeous gallery and you can view it right here. I have chosen this card to case.

I have kept the layout the same and instead of DP I have used *Little Paper Shop's* new *Endless Arrangement* Set that will be available next week.
I also have changed the color combo - Plum Pudding, Lavender Lace and So Saffron. I have not used any Ribbon only Mini Silver Brads.

Sharon Johnson's inspired me with her *ssnotime #44* to make this card. The details are right here. I have kept it very simple, because I wanted this *NEW* Sneak Peak Set called *All my Family* to stand out!!!

Thanks for looking and please check out all the other ladies from the DT!!!
If you like come back later - I'll post another card with the *new* In Colors!!! Have to go and play with *Luke* for a while - did I mention he is sooooo *stinkin' cute*???

Thursday, July 17, 2008

LPS New Tutu-rific Set



Good Morning!!!

Today is the 2nd day of *Little Paper Shop's* Sneak Peak Preview.

What do you think of this cute *Ballerina* Set???

Isn't it perfect for any little girl that enjoys *dancing*???

This Set would be perfect for *Dance Recital* Invitations....

I tried to come up with a softer look for this card and I have used the *New* Pink Pirouette color and Barely Banana. The DP was bought at our LSS- it is made by *Frances Meyer* and it matches the new *In Color* perfectly.

The *Ballerina* was stamped with Black Stazon and I have colored it with Pink Pirouette and Barely Banana. I have also added this beautiful flower and added a pink gem in the center. The gorgeous pink Taffeta Ribbon is from SU.

Hope you like it??? Thanks for stopping by!!! Pls make sure to check out all the other ladies from the LPS Design Team these talented group can be found right here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Please allow me to introduce.....



Our sweet little *Luke* - the newest addition to our family!!!

He is a 7 week old Boxer puppy and let me tell you - all the Ledlow-Girls are in love with him - LOL!!!

Some of you probably remember that we had lost our almost 14 year old Boxer *Rico* in April and I still miss him so much!!! But I guess my family was ready to move on and I'm such a *SUCKER* when it comes to puppies - LOL!!!

This little guy reminds me so much of *Rico* - same colors and he is also *stinkin'* cute!!!

We were able to have *Luke* yesterday evening. He is the biggest (11 pounds) out of the litter and he was completely weaned of his momma. Thank goodness his parents are our neighbors... so if we'd had a problem we could have called...

Little *Luke* is very good in letting us know when he has to go outside. We played so much that he slept very good last night...we'll see how things go tonight???






I have to admit it feels great to have a a friend around again!!!

Let me know what you think of little *Luke*???

Thanks for stopping by and for letting me share the excitement with you!!!


~Silke~

SC185 Endless Arrangements



Good Morning everyone!!! I think my blogger is acting up....hmmmm!!!
I don't know if you will be able to see the photo of my card...??? But I'll let you know what's going on anyway...

Today is the 1st day of *Little Paper Shop's* July Sneak Peak!!! I have made this card with the *New* In- Colors for 2008/09 - I love them - especially the Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss!!!

I have used today's Sketch Challenge #185 and you can view it right here. Matter of fact I'll link my SCS card just in case you won't be able to see it here on my blog.....

I started with the Whisper White CS and layered the gorgeous Tangerine Tango plus a panel of Kiwi Kiss.
The flower image was stamped with Close to Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point. I have added a matching blue *Scrapper Floss* from Karen Foster as the little bow on the flower pot. I have also added some *Silver Brads* on the larger flowers. This image was layered onto Pacific Point CS and I have raised it with Stampin Dimensionals.

The sentiment is one of three in the new Set and I have inked it with Pacific Point. Next I have layered it onto Kiwi Kiss and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals on the right hand side.

Hope you like it??? Don't forget to swing by all the other ladies from the Design Team to see what they have created!!!

Come back soon - I have to share some wonderful news!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CC175 Tender Thoughts



Emily has picked some wonderful soft colors for the Color Combo Challenge #175.
Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi - simply beautiful!!!

Since I'm soooo behind on Challenges I thought I would combine this card with the Great Swaps Girls Sketch Challenge #11. You can see it right here.

The card measures 5" x 5" and I have started out with a Whisper White CS. Then I have used a different Stamp from the gorgeous *Innovative Stamp Creations Nature Silhouette I* Set and inked it up with Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi Ink Spot's. Next I have slightly *misted* the covered Ink Stamp with water and out came this gorgeous *Watercolored* look.

The image was layered onto a Almost Amethyst and So Saffron CS. Then I have raised it all up with Stampin Dimensionals before I've added it to the Whisper White CS.

To finish the card off I have added the gorgeous looking *Styled Silver* Label Holder and the DS
Wild Wasabi Ribbon from SU. The sentiment is from the same Set and I have inked it in Basic Black.

Hope you like it and don't forget to check out my card below that I have made for the LSP Sewing Challenge!!! ~TFL~

LSP Sewing Challenge


Good Morning!!!

Bonnie from the LPS DT has challenged us Team Members to make a card using some kind of sewing on our cards.....

Oh my - I have not used my sewing machine in I don't know how long - LOL!!! But I definitely wanted to give it a try. As you can tell I did not go overboard - LOL!!!

I have used this fun layout that I have seen over on Lynda Benden's Blog the *Stamp Act*.

Of course we had to use a *Little Paper Shop* Stamp Set to complete our cards and I have chosen this wonderful *In Loving Memories* Set. It's always hard to express your thoughts and feelings when someone you know has lost a loved one, and this wonderful Set says it all.

My card started off with a Whisper White card base and then I have added a panel of Groovy Guava, a longer panel of the Afternoon Tea DP. The sentiment was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink and I have sewed around it with a dark brown thread.

Next I have punched out a couple of flowers with some SU Punches - Boho Blossoms, 5-Petal Flower. I have distressed them on the corners and raised them with Stampin Dimensionals. At last I have added some Silver Brads according to the Sketch.

Hope you like it and *thank you* Bonnie for this fun Challenge!!! Please make sure you check out all the ladies from the LSP DT and see what they have come up with!!! You can find them all on the right hand side of my blog.

I almost forgot to mention that you can play along!!! If you do play - please list you card on SCS under LPSDTC02, as well as *littlepapershop* no spaces!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Have fun and ~TFL~!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

TLC177 Tender Thoughts



Good Morning everyone!!!

I'm back home and let me tell you - it feels great to sleep in my own bed again!!!

We had a wonderful trip up to Virgina. The girls had fun seen their *Oma* (german word for grandma) again!!!

I was the happiest camper when we arrived at *Archivers* - surprisingly I was pretty good - LOL!!! I'll show off some new stuff soon!!!

Also I wanted to come back home because I knew I had boxes and boxes of goodies waiting for me....don't you just love that!!!

A couple of weeks ago Betsy Griffin the owner of *Innovative Stamp Creations* had asked me to be a *Guest Architect* for the month of July and of course I've said yes....Well - today I have the opportunity to show off some of her gorgeous Stamp Set's.

I have made this card for the *Try a New Technique Challenge* #177. The details can be seen right here.

Talking about new goodies - I have received the*NEW*Stampin Up In Colors for 2008/2009 and I'm loving each and every one. These colors I have used for the card are called Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss. Aren't they beautiful???

For my main image I have used the *Nature Silhouettes I* Set. I have inked it with the Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and the Riding Hood Red colors. The butterfly is from the
*Beautiful Butterflies* Set and it was inked in Black Stazon. I have colored it with the same Inks and raised it with a Stampin Dimensional.

Next I have added the Ribbon and the Silver Brads. The main image was also raised with Stampin Dimensionals. Last I have stamped the sentiment which is also from the *Nature Silhouette I* Set.

Hope you like it and ~TFL~?!?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Taking a little trip

Hello everyone!!!

The family and I are taking a little roadtrip up to Virgina to see my MIL....
My super DH will take a slight Detour and he'll swing me by *Archiver's* in Raleigh, NC - I love him!!! This is my favorite Store in the whole wide world...I can't wait - LOL!!!

We'll be back by Sunday night and I hope I don't lose my MOJO along the way - LOL!!!

Next week will be busy *Little Paper Shop* will start their *Sneak Peak* for the month of July - make sure to stop by again!!!

Have a wonderful week & weekend and I'll see ya soon!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CC174 Bloomin' Beautiful



Today's fabulous CC#174 is Groovy Guava, Barely Banana and Chocolate Chip - I love it!!!

I wanted to use a SU Stamp Set for a change....LOL - this *Bloomin' Beautiful* is still on of my favorites from the past Occasions Brochure. Isn't it gorgeous???

I have started out with Whisper White and added a layer of the *Afternoon Tea* DP which was also featured in the Occasions Brochure.

Next I have stamped the main image with Black Stazon and started coloring it randomly with Barely
Banana and Groovy Guava. The vase itself was colored with Chocolate Chip. Then I've trimmed the image and added some Crystal Effects and dried it with the Heating Tool. After it was cooled off I have added the smallest Pearls which I've bought at Michael's and raised this whole image with Stampin Dimensionals.

I have stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip and pierced right below it. To finish it all off I've added the gorgeous Satin Chocolate Chip Ribbon. Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Monday, July 7, 2008

MOJO45 and ssnotime #42 You're so thoughtful


Happy Monday!!!

I have been wanting to make a card for Sharon Johnson's ssnotime #42 since Friday, but I couldn't think of any layout that I wanted to try.....so when I saw Julee Tilman's MOJO #45 today, I knew I had found the right one....!!!

I have bought this fun *Lattebella* a while back and totally forgot about it until I've read about Sharon's *Make it Girly* Challenge...

I have stamped the Bella in Black Stazon and then colored it with Creamy Caramel Marker, Pretty in Pink Ink and Violet (V09) Copic Marker. I have also used the Natural Gray (N1) Copic Marker to color around the image.

For the cardI have used Plum Pudding, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White CS. The sentiment is from the *Absolutely Fabulous* Set and it was inked in Basic Black. The flowers are from *Prima* and the gemstones are from *Hero Arts*.

Hope I have made it *girly* enough??? Let me know if you like it???~TFL~
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Quick add on: The scalloped edges were done with the largest long rectangle Nestie and then trimmed on both sides to fit the card....sorry I should have mentioned it with the post!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

FS74 plus OCC#4 Best Kind of Friends




Happy Sunday everyone!!!

Can't believe this is the second Sunday I've been participating in the Featured Stamper Challenge - YEAHHH!!!

Today's lucky girl is *Teneale Williams* and you can see her beautiful gallery right here.

I have chosen this card to case.

Here are the quick changes I have made
* different colors - Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and Whisper White.
* different Stamp Set - *Best Kind of Friends*
* I have embossed the *vase* and added a *Brown
Scrappin' Floss* from Karen Foster.
* I have added matching Brads from *Basic Grey*
* I have used the layout from the OCC Challenge #4
which you can see right here.

Hope you like it??? Have a great weekend!!! ~TFL~

Saturday, July 5, 2008

IC135 For You


Hey you all!!!
Finally I had time to stamp this afternoon....
I would have been done much earlier if I would have known what the *heck* I was doing... - LOL!!!
I had several ideas when I saw the IC #135, but then nothing really worked - does that sound familiar???
After the tenth try I took a break and cleaned up my desk...needless to say that didn't help either - LOL!!!
But at least I had cleared my mind and started with a new idea and this card is the final out come - WAAHHHOOO I have made a card!!!
The Inspiration came from this picture. I have used the wonderful new *Butterflies & Blossoms* Set from *Little Paper Shop*. Btw it's back on the shelf's - I heard it sold like hot potatoes....so go back to the site and buy yourself this fun Set!!!
I have started out with a 5" x %" Whisper White card base. Next I have layered it with a panel of Bali Breeze DP from SU . I have pierced two rows on the left hand side to give it more interest.
The main image was stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink. The butterfly was inked in Basic Black and also colored with Pumpkin Pie Ink. Everything was raised with Stampin Dimensionals before I have placed it on the card.
Next I have stamped the sentiment from the same Set with Basic Black and also pierced right below it. Then I have added some Black Brads from SU on the top and bottom. Voila!!!
Hope you like the idea??? ~TFL~

Friday, July 4, 2008

LSC175 Happy July 4th!!!


Happy Day!!!

I hope you all are gonna have some fun plan's for today???

We'll have a cookout and I'm gonna be off to get started as soon as I'm done here.
So much to do - LOL!!!

Anyway - I had to participate in today's LSC Chalenge #175. You can find all the info right here.

When I posted my card over on SCS I realized that my piercing around the Brilliant Blue CS didn't show off so well - that's why I took the smaller picture of the main image....the piercing is adding so much more to the card!!!

This wonderful SU Stamp Set has been around for a while it's a called *God Bless America* and I love it every year over and over again - LOL!!! I have kept this card very simple and just layered it with Real Red and Brilliant Blue plus the piercing around the BB CS. Hope you like it???

Have a wonderful July 4th and stay safe!!! If you like I have one more *patriotic* card posted right below....so go and take a peak!!! ~TFL~

Thursday, July 3, 2008

VSCSTAR - Happy Independence Day



Happy Day!!!

Julee Tilman the owner of *Verse Visual* is a new Forum Member over on SCS - WAHOOOO -I'm so excited to see her Company there and I'm so thrilled that she is hosting this wonderful *Star* Challenge. You can see all the details right here.

In honor of Independence Day tomorrow I thought I'd make a *patriotic* card and participate in Julee's Challenge.

I really liked the Sketch Challenge #183 from yesterday and I have used it again for this card.
I've started out with Whisper White as my base. Next I have added the smaller Brilliant Blue CS and then layered it with Real Red.

I have dug out this old CTMH Set called *Let Freedom Ring* and started stamping the *Independence* sentiment on the right hand side of the Real Red CS with the same color Ink plus I've pierced right below it.

Next I have stamped the main image in Real Red then layered it with Brilliant Blue, Real Read and Whisper White. The WW CS was pierced all around. This whole section was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

The *Star's* were punched out with the SU Star Punches. The smaller Star's were also raised with Stamping Dimensionals after I've added these fun *Star Brad's*.

Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

AWARD TIME AGAIN!!!!






Hello again!!! Just wanted to *thank* every one for tagging me and giving me Awards!!!
I have received most of them already and I'm so grateful that you love my blog and keep giving them to me!!!

This *Art Y Pico Award* was given to me by Kim Gasper aka *Stampin in the Rain* - thank you Kim!!!

I have received the *Kreative Blogger* Award from Chat aka *nightstamper* - thank you Chat!!!

I have been tagged by my friend Denise aka *peanutbee*
- thank you Denise - but you already know how weird I am - LOL!!!

You can read seven weird things about me right here.....!!! Sorry - I could not think of any new ones!!!

I'm gonna award these two wonderful and talented ladies right here:

1. Angela Jones - An Ink and a Smile
2. Savitri - Scappin and Stampin with Savitri

If you feel like playing just let me know I'll add you to the list!!!


Have a great day!!!

SC183 Path of Life



Good Morning!!!

As you already know - I'm a big Sketch fan!!! I couldn't wait to see what Roxi had in store for us today.....here is Sketch Challenge #183.

When I saw it - I've automatically thought of my *Path of Life* Set from*Our Daily Bread Designs*.

I have used the colors from yesterday's CC - Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery.

I love when a card comes together so quickly.....Hope you like it too???

Have a great day and ~TFL~!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CC173 Annie LaPoint - Lavender



Happy Day!!! Can you believe today is July, 1st???

Four more weeks and my girls will go back to school - YAAAHHOOOO!!!
Just kidding - I enjoy having them home.....

Today's Color Challenge #173 is Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery - it's so beautiful!!! Don't you think so???

My dear friend Denise aka *peanutebee* was so nice to mail me a couple of these beautiful new Annie LaPoint stamped Samples. Thank you Denise - I love them!!!

When I saw today's challenge I knew I could work with this image right away. I have colored it with flower part, flower pot with Purely Pomegranate, the stems with Wild Wasabi and the *dotted* area with Certainly Celery I have also used the Crystal Effect on the *dotted* area - it looks awesome!!!

I have started out with Whisper White as by base. Then I have layered it with Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White CS again. Next I have place the image on a Purely Pomegranate Nestie and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals. Before I have added the image I've tied the gorgeous PP Satin Ribbon to it. To finish is it all off I have added the Pewter Jumbo Eyelets with Rhinestones to it. Voila!!!

Hope you like it and ~TFL~!!!

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