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Monday, March 30, 2015

Neon Groovy

Happy Monday!
Just a quick short post for the Inkspirational challenge that is going on right 

now...Neon Colours!
My friend Michele Ferguson is guesting!

I don't have any neon inks, but a couple of Copics stood in to colour these Verve flowers from Budding Blooms that I have had since they came out in 2008...NBUS !  I also used PTI Hibiscus Burst ink to stamp the flowers and Limeade Ice to stamp the plant parts.  I cut some strips of some neon Post-Its and stamped my sentiments in black.
My house has been very noisy this morning.  There is a crew here tearing apart the master bathroom, bedroom, closet and powder room.  It is getting very dusty this afternoon and I am so happy to have a separate room upstairs to stamp in.  Feeling very blessed!
Thanks for popping in and I hope that you are having an excellent start to your week!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ellen's Pin challenge and a second cup sketch!

While I was playing around with Leigh's sketch again this afternoon, I had in the back of my mind that I wanted to make a card for the new Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge.
Here is the "Pin" photo that is the inspiration...

I used the two pairs of shoes from the Twelve Days set (yes it is a Christmas set, but...) that I heat embossed in gold and then coloured in gold with a Zig marker and black and pink with the Sakura Spica pens.  The black sheet does not show up as sparkly in this pic, but it is in real life!  I added a few gold sequins and two thin gold foil strips framing a piece of patterned paper that I had as a scrap with a bench and this cute sentiment printed on it.  This card came together very easily!  
Thanks Leigh for such an inspirational CAS(e) this sketch!  I couldn't resist this second cup...
Thanks for taking a peek!

Have a great weekend!

CAS(e) this Sketch

Happy Friday! 
Almost the weekend :)
I am making some Mother's Day cards for an order and came up with this using the current CAS(e) this Sketch #116 from Leigh  as a starting point.  I layered some Memory Box die cuts in vellum and a lime green foil under a PTI flower stamped in Marina Mist ink and Memento Tuxedo Black and also white heat embossed.  Then I white heat embossed a butterfly, old and unknown, onto the green foil and fussy cut.  The Mom die cut is a SSS and it is cut once in white.  Easy Peasy...
This card is also headed over to the Simon Says Stamp challenge

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visits always bring a smile :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dreams Graduation card

Happy Monday!
Between dusting and washing some window blinds and a grocery run this afternoon, I was able to carve out some time for the current Time Out challenge.  they are looking for black and white with the addition of a single colour.  As you may or may not know, the University of Texas at Austin has a huge presence here (52,000 + students) and the Co-Op grocery store has asked again this year for graduation cards.  I know I should be working on Mother's Day cards as that date is before the graduation date, but the Time Out challenge just seemed a perfect challenge for me to kick start the grad cards.  The UT colour is "burnt orange".  I used SU pumpkin ink and more mustard grosgrain ribbon on this card for the colour part.  The little ribbon slider tag die is Memory Box and the sentiments and dream frame are PTI from the "fillable frames #3" stamp set.  I stamped the Follow your Dreams 3 times in a zig zag or chevron style from the dream cloud for a little different sentiment treatment.  The little mortarboard, (see definition here), is from PTI.   
I always call this a graduation cap :)))  I used the current 
CAS(E) this Sketch #115 as my starting point, although my top left corner does not quite do justice!  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

CAS and Subtle Celebrate

Another quick post for the Colour Me Subtle challenge.
I had the suggested colours and a NBUS Clearly Besotted stamp set ready to go for Darnell's 4th NBUS #4 challenge.  This Hostess with the mostest has 807 followers as of today!  How about that.  Wozers! and Congrats to Darnell!  It comes as no surprise to anyone that has "known" Darnell for even the teeniest span of time as she leaves the sweetest and most sincere comments when visiting.  We love you friend :)))
Wishing you continued followers and fun!  Hugs friend!


No NBUS here on this card.
You have to click on the pic to see this paper.  It was bought several years ago, name now unknown to me :(      But I love it!
I made this card for two challenges and one person.
The City Crafter blog is one that I have not joined in for way too long and my friend Darnell has been hosting over there all this month of March.  

The inspiration photos from Kirsty are beautifully filled with colours, organic textures and romantic themes...this is the card I am submitting.  It is also headed over to the Inkspirational She Art challenge, if they will have me.  I don't have a picture/image of a woman but this printed patterned paper is filled with she words.  I have put 3 little hearts on the card to show a few of the she words.  Click on the card pic if you would like to read them all.

Hope your Saturday is Splendid!


Friends...where would we be without them?
The One Layer Simplicity challenge is all about words this month.  No flowers, no fancy flourishes. 
I had a good look at some of my sentiment stamps and a common theme seemed to pop out.  Friends.  There are a couple of very old stamps I used and some very new ones.  I think they are a good representation of those friendships.  Old and new. 
The stamps used are SU and PTI.  Inks are SU Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Smokey Slate, Lost Lagoon and Lime Rickey. I had fun making this the other morning and should probably make a few more and send them out in the post!

Have a great Saturday!  Hope that the sun is making an appearance and warming your soul.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Time Out Birthday

Happy Wednesday!
I am sneaking in at the last hour for the Time Out 1st Anniversary with this card that I made last week.  I had all good intentions of making another as when I was adhering the finished card front to the base, I had ink on my work surface and maybe a little on my fingers...I unintentionally smooshed ink onto the card.  I tried covering it up with that wood arrow, kinda worked, but then in the center at the bottom, another smudge.  Darn!
I used an old Technique Tuesday frames set "Lost in the Louvre" and a couple of old SU frames.  Inks used were Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango and Simply Chartreuse.
I am dashing out of the door for an appointment...
Have a great day!