Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to FLOURISHES!!!!

Happy TGIF everyone!!!!

My goodness this week has flown by......well actually the entire month of July went by fast!!!

So much is going on these upcoming days....and I want to share some exciting news.....We are celebrating at Flourishes!!!!

Two years ago in August, this one of a kind stamp boutique opened its doors to a whole new kind of creative expression. Now, we want you to help us celebrate!!!

Simply make a birthday creation of your own - link your card to the Flourishes Newsletter post or upload to SCS using the keyword *FLLCBDAY*.

Flourishes will pick one lucky winner with the prize being a stamp set of your choice!!!! So, make time to play along and you might be the winner!!!!

Don't forget to click onto the Flourishes Newsletter tomorrow -- there is a BIG announcement that you won't want to miss!!! In fact, we think you'll FLIP over it!!!

Of course I couldn't leave you with out showing you a *Birthday Card* I made for the special occasion :) !!!

I used the beautiful *All Wrapped Up* Set and the sentiment is from the *Sweet Violets* Set. The layout is from my friend Mercy's new Sketch Challenge - MTSC32!!!

Please don't forget to check out the cards the Team has made - Christine, Cindy, Dee, Faith, Jan Marie, Julie, Latisha, Laura, Leslie and Stacy.

Have a great weekend and I hope you will stop by again tomorrow???

~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: All Wrapped Up and Sweet Violets ( Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Bermuda Bay, Copic Marker - R85, Y35,
Cardstock: White (Flourishes), Bermuda Bay (SU)
Design Paper: Thoroughly Modern
Accessories: Silver Pearls, Soft Suede Polka Dotted Ribbon (SU), Blender Pen, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack (SU)
Technique: Coloring with Markers and Piercing

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dare to get Dirty Challenges!!!

Hey you all!!!

Did you guys see the fabulous Dare to get Dirty Challenges over on SCS??? It pays to be a Fan Club Member, because you can play along in those awesome Challenges!!!

I was so busy last week with my girls that I didn't realize they were going on...LOL...but after seeing some fab samples from my blogging friends I couldn't resist playing along!!!

I tried to throw a few Challenges into one here we go..... (you have to be signed in on SCS to view these Challenges!!!)

I used Cindy's *Sketch*, Joanne's *Inspiration Piece* for my colors, Betty's *Create your own Background DP*, Bonnie's *Flap Your Wings* for my main image and Jen's *Add a Tag* to your card.

This super cute Stamp Set is from PTI called Bird Watching.

Here is another card made with this Set a few days ago!!!

Isn't this a cute Set??? I really enjoy playing with it!!!

The little tag tied to the Ribbon was cut out and raised with Stampin' Dimensionals!!! I added some Black Scrap Floss to hold it together!!!

Here is a close up photo...........

You know I had to add my favorite little Silver Pearls to the flowers!!!

Thank you for stopping by !!! Have a great day!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Bird Watching (PTI)
Ink: Memento Black, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Copic Markers - Y35,
Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart, New Leaf (PTI)
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon, Black Scrap Floss, Silver Pearls, Spellbinder Circle Dies
Technique: Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Monday, July 27, 2009

FTTC26 Got any Juice and CC229 Unwrap it!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

This is a fun day for me...I get to show you two cards!!! My first one is for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and the second one is for the CC229.

Since it is the last Flourishes Tuesday of the month we have a new Guest Designer!!! Please give a warm welcome to Deena Perreault aka *moonrise*!!!

Deana is also our host today and she is challenging us to go *monochromatic* with our cards. Her challenge stipulations are ONE color or shades of that color along with ONE either white or cream cardstock. All supplies and tools are allowed!!! So, let's see what you can create!!!

Here is my take on it....... please click on the photo to see it closer - I had a few technical difficulties making this photo larger :(

Here is another close up.....

I used the beautiful Flourishes Set - Life, Love and Lemons.

The inspiration to make a *long card* came to me after I've seen this gorgeous card from my friend Jackie Pedro. The layout is from the TECC75 Sketch.

Please stop by the Flourishes Blog for all the Samples and on how you can play along!!!!

For close ups please stop by - Betty, Cindy, Deena, Dee and Kimberly's blog!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Life, Love, Lemons (Flourishes)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Copic Marker - Y35
Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Design Paper: Bitty Box Basic - Lemon Tart (PTI)
Accessories: Lemon Tart Ribbon (PTI), Yellow Gemstones (Hero Arts), Modern Label Punch (SU), Dazzling Diamond Glitter (SU)
Technique: Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 3 1/2" x 7"


Here is my card or the CC229 !!! My friend Betty Wright is hosting this Challenge today and I was soooooooooo thrilled when she asked me if I would like to create a Sample card for it!!! Of course I immediately said *YES*!! Thank you Betty for asking me - you made my day :)!!!

Betty chose these fun and oh so beautiful colors - Apricot Appeal, Pixi Pink and Certainly Celery. I thought these would be wonderful on a flower card.

I couldn't help myself and used my favorite Set from Innovative Stamp Creations called Nature Silhouettes I.

I used my SU Markers and colored straight onto the image and then lightly misted it with water to achieve a *water-colored* look!!! Check out Beate's tutorial over on SCS!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope you'll have a chance to play along with us???

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Nature Silhouette I (ISC), All About Bithdays (H&M)
Ink: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Pixi Pink, Certainly Celery Markers (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: White, Apricot Appeal, Pixi Pink, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon (SU), Silver Pearls, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack (SU), Spellbinder Tag Trio Die, Martha Steward Butterfly Punch
Technique: Misting, Coloring with Markers and Piercing
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, July 25, 2009

IC190 and ODBD Sneak Peek!!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend??? I'm taking it easy this weekend....we did too much running around this past week and I need some relaxing time :)!!!

This card was my submission for the IC190 yesterday!!! We were able to choose from different rooms from the Homes and Garden site. I chose THIS beautiful living room!!!

I made this card with the Sneak Peek Set from Our Daily Bread Designs. This *Happy Birthday* Set will be available August 1st!!! It is so fun to color :)!!!!

This gorgeous Purple Satin Ribbon as well as the Bow Easy are from Sharon Johnson's store !!!

The matching Purple Pearls are from BasicGrey.

I used a Sparkly Gelly Roll Pen on top of the flowers to add a little extra interest!!!

I hope you can see it a little bit better on the close up photo??

I also added some piercing right below the sentiment!!!

Thank you for stopping by!!! Enjoy your Sunday!!! Hugs ~S~

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday (Our Daily Bread Designs) available August 1st!!!
Ink: Memento Black, Copic & Prisma Markers - N1, G24, R25, V17, Y35, YR09, PM-88 and PM-132
Cardstock: White
Accessories: Piercing Tool and Mat Pack (SU), Purple Pearls (BasicGrey)
Technique: Piercing and Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

OCC Challenge and TSG Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Lots going on today....first I'm showing you my OCC card and the second post is my There She Goes Sneak Peek!!! Hope you stick around...because you can win this TSG Set!!!

It's time for another OCC Challenge!!! Jenny has created this Sketch for us!!!

Here is my take on it.....

For this card I used the new Melon Mambo and the Old Olive colors.

The Stamp Set I used is from the retired Live Your Dream. I also used the new Modern Label Punch that was released in the new Catalog. The matching Satin Ribbon is from PTI.

I scored the top and the bottom . Then I pierced right in between the rows - you can see that better on the smaller photo!!!

At last I decorate my card with the Silver Pearls.

Please stop by the OCC Blog for more info and to see the Samples from the Team!!!

For close ups - please stop by Cindy, Jennifer, Vicki, Frances, Loretta, Jenny and Joycelyn's blog.

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Live Your Dream (retired Stampin' Up)
Ink: Melon Mambo and Old Olive Markers
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Melon Mambo Patterns Collection
Accessories: Silver Pearls, Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon (PTI), Oval Spellbinder Die
Technique: Using Markers


This is my Sneak Peek card for There She Goes!!!

If you come from Maki's Blog then you are right on track...if not - please start your journey right HERE!!!

Of course you will have a chance to win this beautiful Set!!! Here is what you need to do.....swing by all the Trendsetters and leave a comment on their sneak peek card.....then head on over to Jessica's blog and register with Mr. Linky!!!

Double your chance to win by playing along in this TSG Release Challenge!!!

Now it time for you to move on to Wendy's blog !!!

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!!! Enjoy your weekend!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Spread your Wings (There She Goes)
Ink: Memento Black, Bermuda Bay Marker (SU), Copic Marker - R85
Cardstock: White, Bermuda Bay (SU)
Design Paper: Thoroughly Modern (SU)
Accessories: Silver Pearls, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Piercing Tool with Mat Pack (SU)
Technique: Piercing, Coloring with Markers

Friday, July 24, 2009

TSG News and Challenge!!!

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

With the next There She Goes Release just around the corner, it's time for another TSG Release Challenge!!!

Not only will you get to challenge yourself by trying something different but the winner will recieve the new stamp set that is going to be released - wahoooo!!!)

This month the Challenge is *Wings & Things*. We challenge you to make a card/project using an image that has wings. This can include bugs, birds, angels, fairies and anything else that has wings! When you have completed your TSG Wings & Things Card, go to to Jessica's blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the blog post.

Use the keyword *TSG13* when you upload your card to SCS . Challenge is starting today through Sunday. A winner will be chosen this upcoming Monday, July 27th. Jessica will
announce it on her blog.

See ya tomorrow for the TSG Release and the OCC Challenge!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shimmerz Winner!!!

Hello everyone!!!

Sorry I'm late announcing the winner of the Shimmerz jar......Sarah my oldest daughter and I had to get some Immunizations done this morning plus Sarah was eager to shop for her school supplies!!!

It's only 11 more days till my girls are going back to school - wahooooo!!! I'm sooooo ready to get my life back - he,he,he!!! Can you tell I'm excited???

Anyways - the lucky winner is

Liz Williams said...
Love this terrific card and that ribbon is fabulous.

Congrats Liz, please e-mail me under with your address and I'll ship it to you right away!!!

Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CC228, Mojo96 Eastern Influences

Hello eveyone!!!

I made this card for the CC228 - Pretty in Pink, Really Rust and Not Quite Navy.

The layout is from the Mojo96 Sketch and I finally had a chance to ink up my beautiful Eastern Influence Set.

As you can tell I focused more on the *blue and pink color* - but there is some Really Rust on the stem!!!

I also used some Angel Wings Shimmerz on the flower itself.

Would you like to win a jar of the Angel Wings Shimmerz??? Check out the post right here!!!

Some of you have asked me how I tie my bows....I have to admit that I'm a terrible bow maker!!! But I was saved by the awesome Bow Easy.

Sharon Johnson is selling and showing it on her blog!!! It is really the best product for bow making!!!

Here is a close up to see how pretty the Shimmerz looks on the image!!!

Thank you for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Eastern Influences (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic & Prisma Markers - RV00, RV11, G24 and PM-86
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: BasicGrey - Marrakech Collection
Accessories: Pink Satin Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Circled Spelbinder Nestie

Monday, July 20, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Happy Tuesday you all!!!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!! This week Cindy Haffner is our host. If you follow the Flourishes Blog you already know that we are showcasing *Shimmerz* this entire week!!!

So, Cindy is challenging us to get out our little pots of *Shimmerz*, shake them up, and use them on our cards. If you do not have any Shimmerz, no problem!!! All we ask is that you add some different shimmer and shine to your cards. We cannot wait to see what you create!!!

I couldn't hold back and had to use my yummy-licious *Strawberries Set* again :) If you own this fabulous Set already I know you will agree with me that it is so much fun to color!!!

Now - I have a little surprise for you......I have one brand spankin' new jar of the *Angel Wings* Shimmerz up for grabs......if you want to win it - leave me a comment!!! I will pick a winner this upcoming Thursday about noon EST!!!

Please download your creations under the keyword *FTTC25*!!!

Don't forget to swing by Betty, Cindy, Dee and Kimberly's blog to see how they used this wonderful product!!!

Thank you for stopping by!!! Enjoy your day!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Strawberries (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic & Prisma Markers G07, R27, RV02, PM-79 and PM-132 plus Colorless Blender
Cardstock: White, New Leaf (PTI)
Design Paper: Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon (Michael's), New Leaf Button (PTI), Red Scrap Floss, Bow Easy
Technique: Piercing and Coloring with Markers

Sunday, July 19, 2009

FS128 Flying by to say *Hi*......

Hey everyone!!! Happy Sunday to you!!!

I've been a busy little stamper tonight - so much going on!!!

This card was made for the FS128 - Diane aka *minnidr*. She has a wonderful gallery and I chose this awesome card to case!!!

I changed a few things according to the rules......colors, layout and image!!!

I really wanted to try the awesome colors from Dawn McVey Color Challenge #12 - Moss, Cream, Bright Pink and Dark Red!!! The layout is from AmyR's Sketch this past Friday!!! The super cute birdy house image is from the Papertrey Ink Set - Bird Watching!!!

Hope you like it???

Enjoy your Sunday!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~
Stamp Set: Bird Watching (PTI)
Ink: Memento Black, Bravo Burgundy, Copic & Prisma Markers - N1, Colorless Blender, G24, RV19 and PM-213
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (SU), Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Design Paper: Bitty Box Basics - Spring Moss (PTI)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Scrap Floss, Scarlet Jewel (PTI) Button (from my super sweet friend Betty - thank you!!!), Corner Rounder
Technique: Piercing and Coloring with Copic Markers

Saturday, July 18, 2009

OCCC, IC189, SC237 and Stampin' B's Challenge!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Are you ready for a fun OCC Challenge??? Well - Jenny has challenged us to use at least *3* embellishments on our card/project!!!

These are the embellishments you are allowed to use - Brads, Eyelets, Bling, Ribbon, Buttons, Thread/Floss, Beads, Charms, Rub Ons, Liquid Applique, Crystal Lacquer!!!

Here are the three I added to my card - Ribbon, Bling (Silver Pearls) and Crystal Lacquer (Shimmerz).

I combined my OCC card with today's IC189 - Tracy Porter and the Stampin' B's Challenge Blog - to use a *Butterfly* on our cards!!!

I chose this gorgeous Lavender Silk Top for my inspiration!!! I love this color!!! It reminded me of my new Cottage Wall Design Paper (featured on page 160)!!!
I chose the beautiful God's Beauty Set (retired Level I Hostess Set) for the Stampin' B's Challenge!!!

The layout is from this weeks SC237.

Please stop by the OCC Blog to find out *who* the Guest Stamper is this week and *who* won last weeks $25 Gift Certificate!!!

Check out - Cindy, Jennifer, Frances, Loretta and Jenny's take on this fun Challenge!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Thank you for stopping by :)!!!

~Supply List~
Stamp Set's: God's Beauty and All Holidays (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - V12, G94, Colorless Blender
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Cottage Wall Collection (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Silver Pearls, Lavender Lace Satin Ribbon (PTI), Shimmerz, Scor-it
Technique: Scoring

Thursday, July 16, 2009

TSG Sale and a fun Tropical Challenge!!!!

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

Are you ready to get inky??? We have a fun There She Goes Challenge for you!!!

First let me share some info!!! There She Goes is having a sale until the next stamp release. From now through July 25th you can receive 15% off of your entire purchase at the There She Goes website by entering the coupon code july09 in your shopping cart prior to check out. Not only that, but Jessica also discounted the price of the TSG Double Stamp Scrubber!!!! Now you can get one of your own for only $7.00! These prices are only good until supplies last!!!

Join us Friday night (tonight) for the TSG Chat - at the TSG Forum!!! It will start 6-8 PM Pacific Time (9-11 Eastern Time)!!!

Now on to the Challenge!!! This week it is all about a *TROPICAL GET-AWAY*!!!

Holly has provided this great website for inspiration. Your Challenge is to pick one of the tropical art pieces from this site and create a card or project. Jessica is giving away extra brownie points for using bright colors!!!

Here is the art piece I chose!!! I really liked the fun colors :) !!!

Of course I chose the TSG - Life's a Beach Set!!! Isn't it fun??? Did I make it bright or what - LOL??? I love the new Crushed Curry color!!! I think I'll get some extra brownie points - *wink*!!!

I thought I'd do some sponging with this image - I used Bashful Blue for the sky and Crushed Curry for the sun!!! The rest of the image was colored with Copic Markers.

Hope you will have time to play along and maybe we'll see you tonight for the chat???

Please stop by Jessica's blog for more info and to don't forget to add your creations to the TSG Forum !!!

This card also fits the *Dirty Dozen* July theme!!! Can't wait to see what you'll create?!? Thank you for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~
Stamp Set: Life's a Beach (There She Goes)
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry (SU), Bashful Blue (SU), Copic Markers - B34, E47, G94, YG91, Colorless Blender, Prisma Marker - PM21
Cardstock: White, Crushed Curry (SU)
Accessories: Cuddlebug Folder - Tiny bubbles, Yellow Gemstones (Michael's), Crushed Curry Ribbon (SU), Under the Sea Shimmerz, Spellbinder Nesties - Label Two
Technique: Sponging

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tropical Paradise inspired by CAS23!!!

Howdy everyone!!!

Have you seen who made it onto the Dirty Pile this month??? I'm so thrilled to see two of my very sweet blogger friends Julie Warner and Jami Bova to be announced as *Dirty Girls* - WAHOOOOO!!! CONGRATS JULIE AND JAMI!!!

I hope you have some time to check them both out - they ROCK and are AMAZING STAMPERS!!!

The Dirty Dozen theme this month is *Tropical Paradise* - too fun to pass up!!! I combined the DD Challenge with the Clean and Simple #23 Challenge - it's an inspiration site.

I chose this Palm Tree poster for my inspiration since it fits the *Tropical* theme and I get to use my newly released Beach Life Set from Flourishes :)!!!

I added a really cool new product from to the bottom of my inked image!!!

You can see it a little better on my close up photo!!!

Hope you like it???

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a great day!!!

~Supply List~
Stamp Set: Beach Life (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Cardstock: White
Accessories: Brown Gingham Ribbon (American Crafts), 3/4" Circle Punch, Silver Pearls, Tahiti Sand, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
Technique: Piercing

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CC227 meets Mojo95 Sketch!!!

Hello everyone!!!

I had a chance to play the Mojo95 Sketch this week!!! Usually I'm always behind, but not this week - wahooo!!! Once I saw the CC227 - I knew I could put these two challenges together!!!

Stamps: Ever After, Best Yet (Stampin' Up)
White, So Saffron, Lavender Lace (SU)
Design Paper: Walk in the Park Collection (retired SU)
Ink: Basic Black, Copic Marker - V15
Accessories: Silver Pearls, So Saffron 5/8" Ribbon, MS Butterfly Punch, new Texture Plate - Perfect Details
Technique: Embossing


I had so much fun with this Mojo Sketch that I had to make another card!!!

This time I used the There She Goes Set - Bloom!!!

Thank you for stopping by!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Stamps: Bloom (There She Goes)
White, Wild Wasabi
Design Paper: Haiku Collection (retired SU)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - G24, YR09
Accessories: Silver Pearls, MS Ribbon, new Texture Plate - Perfect Details (SU), Easy Bow

Monday, July 13, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone???

How was your weekend??? Ours went by way to fast......we hopped from one birthday party to the next and had ourselves a good time!!! Sarah spent her weekend with her grandparents and they spoiled her rotten....they took her *school cloth* shopping......and the funny part is my daughter's taste goes up in prize when someone else has to pay for it - LOL??? I know my In-law's enjoyed showing her off too - LOL!!!

Sarah finally left for Christian Camp Monday morning.....needless to say I had a hard time....I don't know why it bugged me so much, but today I'm doing better knowing she got there okay!!

Anyhoooow - today is another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!! Kimberly is the host and challenged us to make a *TAGS* !!! Tags are hot and they are everywhere. Tags come in all shapes and sizes and the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating and accessorizing. Whether you are making a stand alone tag or one to add to a gift or package, we can not wait to see what you create. So, TAG along with us this week, it will be fun!!!

Swing by the Flourishes Blog to see what else is going on and of course you can view all the Samples for the Challenge right there!!! Please use the keyword *FTTC24* for downloading your creations!!!!

I used the fabulous newly released *Strawberries* Set!!! YUMMY!!! If you have time check out the Floruishes Gallery right HERE and see what the DT has created with this awesome Set so far!!!

Swing by - Betty, Cindy, Dee and Kimberly's blog to see their creations close up!!!

~Supply List~
Stamp Set: Strawberries (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - N1, G24, R29, Colorless Blender
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Accessories: Large Silver Eyelet, Buttons (SU & PTI), Ribbon (Michael's), Red Scap Floss (Karen Foster), Spellbinder Curved Rectangle Dies, Green Olvie and Royal Red Shimmerz, Bow Easy

Saturday, July 11, 2009

FS127 Let Us Begin

Hello again!!

I was just browsing the gallery over on SCS and there was the Featured Stamper #127 listed early - wahoo!!! It's the wonderful Kelly also known on SCS as *schirmcat*.

I love Kelly's unique style - I think it's very cool and creative!!! You can check out her gallery right HERE!!! After browsing a while and realizing how much Kelly enjoys working with Kraft CS I knew I had to incorporate some Kraft color!!! I also love this *Razzleberry* color she is showing on this card and that was the ultimate card I decided to case!!!

Here are the few changes I made - I used a different layout and Stamp Set.

For my card I used the Let us Begin Set from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Thank you for stopping by!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

~Supply List~
Stamp Set: Let us Begin (ODBD)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (SU), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Cardstock: White, Kraft and Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Accessories: Cuddlebug folder - D'vine Swirl, Silver Pearls, Scor-it, Ticket Corner Punch
Technique: Scoring, Embossing with Cuddlebug

OCC Challenge meets Mojo94 and a IC188 BONUS CARD!!!

Happy Saturday!!!

Jenny Gropp is still hosting the OCC Challenge and she came up with a fun one.......she is challenging us to add a *PET IMAGE* to our cards/project!!! For all the Samples and more news swing by the OCC Blog!!!

Well - having a dog ourselves I thought a doggy image would be perfect!!! I used this super cute one from Our Craft Lounge called *Pat the Bad Dog* - he,he,he it reminds me of our Boxer Luke who loves to dig - yeah he is b-a-d boy!!!

For this card I used the Mojo #94 layout!!! I had to move the sentiment up :)!!!

I hope you get a chance to play along!?!?!

~Supply List~
Stamps: Pat the Bad Dog (OCL)
Ink: Memento Back, Copic Markers - N1, E47, G94, R29 and YG91
Cardstock: White, Kraft
Design Paper: Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Accessories: Red Gemstones (Hero Arts), Cuddlebug folder - Swiss Dots, Spellbinder Die - Curved Rectangles
Technique: Coloring with Copic Markers


I'm telling you - I'm one lucky lady being on their Friends of Flourishes Design Team!!! I love designing with these awesome Stamps!!! Each and every Set is so wonderfully designed!!!

Which leads me to......the *Release Party* a few minutes ago (last night by the time you read this)!!! I was totally inspired by all the fabulous cards the Senior Design Team has created with them!!! So - when I saw the IC188 - Chasing Fireflies I knew I had to find an inspiration piece that would allow me to use the new *STRAWBERRIES* Set!!! And HERE is the super cute fruit set that I ran with!!! Isn't it precious???

Have a fabulous weekend!!! Ours is filled with attending birthday parties!!! Hugs ~S~

~Supply List~
Stamp Set: Strawberries (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - N1, R29, G24, Colorless Blender
Cardstock: White, Wild Wasabi
Pattern Paper: Bitty Box Basic (PTI)
Accessories: Silver Pearls, Royal Red Shimmerz, Ribbon (Michael's)
Technique: Scoring, Piercing

Friday, July 10, 2009

ODBD - Amazing Grace, Stamp Simple #95

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

This week has been flying by so fast......Jerry came back safely from his trip to Chicago. Our oldest daughter Sarah is heading out for her first Christian Camp this upcoming week!!! She is been packing and getting her last neccessary items together!!!

This is her first time away from home with out any family around....hmmmmm I feel a little weird about it, but this is just me her mom speaking!!! I can't hardly believe how much she has grown this past year!!! I'm very proud of her - she is very independent and she has made very good decisions so far - LOL!!!

So while I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off (funny expression) trying not to think about her leaving us for a whole week - I desperately needed some stampin' therapy - LOL!!! I found a lot of comfort in my new Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps.

My card also fits the Stamp Simple #95 Challenge - Let the *Sparks* fly!!

On both of my cards I used the Amazing Grace Set as the centerpiece plus on my first card I added the Amazing Grace Hymn in the background.

I stamped straight onto the Designer Paper and and distressed the edges.

Once I was done with the distressing I added some Candle Light Shimmerz with a very fine Paint Brush.

If you click on the photo you will see it a little better!!!

~Supply List~
Stamps: Amazing Grace and Amazing Grace Hymn (ODBD)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (SU)
Design Paper: Blue Awning (K & Company)
Accessories: Kaiser Pearls (Stamper's Dream), Candle Light Shimmerz, Satin Ribbon, Cutter Kit (SU)
Technique: Distressing


Here is my second card..........

This card turned out a little more simple.

I stamped the Amazing Grace Set straight onto the Kraft CS using Fresh Snow Ink Spot I distressed the edges using the Vintage Touch Dye Duo.

I scored the top and the bottom with two lines and added the Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon bow .

My last finishing touch was the Brown Gemstones.

If you have time swing by the ODBD Gallery and see what the Design Team has created with these awesome Set's!!!

Well - I hope you like the cards??? Have a fabulous weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

~Supply List~
Stamps: Amazing Grace (ODBD)
Ink: Fresh Snow, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Cardstock: White, Kraft
Accessories: Brown Gemstones (Hero Arts), Bow Easy
Technique: Ink Distressing, Scoring


Happy Thursday! Stopping by with a card for the new Inspired By .... Here is this weeks  #IB289 inspiration photo and a sketch .... I was in...