Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday MashUP-Hope


Good morning, I want to bring you up to date on my dh, he will be in a neck brace for 4 to 6 weeks, no surgery.  We are so grateful that this accident was not any worse.  Thank you again for the continued prayers and support, it is much appreciated!  To read about the accident go here.  I have created this for the Friday MasUP challenge.  I used a gorgeous scroll chipboard piece and added the scripture Psalm 31:24 from Verve to the top...I think it fits perfectly...don't you?  I added a Melissa Frances glittered flower with a button and burlap string.  I used the black silk ribbon tab at the top, heavy distressing, and stitching bring it all together.  I adore this sketch!  be sure also to head over to the Friday MshUP and vote for your favorite fan inspired challenge(I am a huge fan of the MashUP).....to give you a hint my idea is #1.  If you would like to vote for me that would be awesome!  My proposed challenge is to use handmade flowers and the colors turquoise, red, and black....what ya think...pretty cool huh?  Have a super day, it is almost the weekend....woohoo....enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Psalm 31:24 Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper:  fine Linen(PTI), Websters Pages Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Chipboard, Melissa Frances Glittered Chipboard Flower, Button, Burlap String, Ribbon, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
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Friday MashUP-sketch
WT329-something old/something new....old=the stamp, scrolled chipboard/new=chipboard flower

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FYI Challenge-Thank You












I have created a card for the FYI Challenge, I was inspired by the blue waters and went with blue greens in my card.  Do check out the FYI challenge, Stephanie brings some amazing photos to inspire you and the FYI gals are always bringing fabulous creations!  I used this fun sketch from Paper Players, I do not know how this challenge has slid under my radar...lol.  It is always fun to try new challenges, it keeps me inspired and amazed by the outstanding talent in the paper crafting world.  I used basicgrey designer paper and the thank you sentiment is from Verve's Thankful Blossoms set.  This set has, flowers, butterflies, and sentiments...a must have! Have a great day...have your self a cup of coffee and relax.....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Thankful Blossoms(Verve)
Paper:  Soft Sky(SU) and basicgrey Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  SU Square Punch, Janome, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Prima Flower, Seam Binding Ribbon, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
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FYI-inspiration/#8
Paper Players-sketch/#53

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CASE Study-Thank You















I have created this card to play along with the CASE Study Challenge and several sketch challenges.  All of these challenges are suing a very similar sketch, so I grouped them together.  My main image is using a JustRite Cling set called Family Garden.  I have used Websters Pages designer papers, buttons, and gemstones to make the button flowers.  I added crinkled ribbon, ric rac trim and the thank you tag ...so sweet.  The thank you stamp is another FREEbie with purchase from Verve.   A little distressing around the bottom edge, and rounded corners complete my card.  Have a fun evening....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Family Garden(JustRite Cling)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Websters Pages Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Corner Rounder, Crinkled Ribbon, Ric Rac, Buttons, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, Scor Tape, and 3D Foam Squares
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Card Positioning-sketch/#224
CASE Study-case Jill Foster
Clean & Simple-sketch/#146
Totally Gorjuss-ribbon and lace(ric rac)

JustRite-Life Is Better With Friends


 Good morning friends, I am able to be home with my dh while he is recovering ...thank you all very much again for the prayers and well wishes!  I have created a simple card, but quite striking using those amazing Websters Pages Bloomers....these are so gorgeous!  I covered the adorable butterfly with glass glitter(luv), and a button with bakers twine.  I used the Spread Your Wings JustRite Cling set, I only used the sentiment today but I am anxious to use the bird cage images...it is so vintage and fun!  I have used the Spellbinder Ribbon Banners to showcase the sentiment, I luv these banners!  I added a little zig zag stitching and a small amount of distressing.  When I think of friendship, it reminds of this quote...."The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart."  I have also added some new cards to my Etsy shop, Paperie Blooms, be sure to check them out.  Have a super amazing day.....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Spread Your Wings(JustRite Cling)
Paper:  Pink and Deisgner Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressing Ink)
Accessories:  Bloomers, Glass Glitter, Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Verve A Cut Above Flutterby Die, Janome, Button, Bakers Twine, Scor Tape, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
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Frosted Designs-black & white+1 other color
OCC-your style
Sketchbook Saturday-sketch

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Circle & Square


Good morning mojo peeps, this week is circle or square week....don't ya just luv a choice...hehehe?  I have created both the circle and square for this week, I couldn't decide; I adore the look of both.....I made a cute little pair of scripture cards.  I used a wonderful Plain Jane
and the scripture set 1Peter 5:7  from Verve, you can get both of these for under $10.00.....wow.  The Plain Janes are $3.00 or less, that is a great price for a stamp.  I used the Stella Rose Designer Papers from My Mind's Eye to pair these little guys.  I used cute little crocheted flowers, SU leaf die cut out, and bakers twine to finish them.  Sorry for the short post, it is very late here...sigh...I need to get some rest.  Have a super start to your week, I can't wait to see what you create with these adorable sketches...enjoy!  
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Stamps:  1Peter 5:7 and Philippians 4:13(Verve)
Paper:  Early Espresso(SU) and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Nesties, Corner Rounder, bakers Twine, Crocheted Flowers, Clear Gemstones, SU Leaf Die, and 3D Foam Squares
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Mojo Monday-sketch/mojo197

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thanks So Much






Happy Saturday...I sure hope you have had a wonderful day!  I have created this cute 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 sqaure card for several challenges...I adore the Shabby Tea Room inspiration photos....yummy cupcakes!  I am still wanting to make homemade strawberry cupcakes and this photo has me more in the mood.....*grin*  I have been wanting to make one of those amazing loopy felt flowers that Tosh has been teasing us with...lol.  You can get the instruction over at SCS here.  I used the colors from The Color Throwdown color challenge, I adore these together...it is fun and cheery!  All of this inspiration has brought my little loopy flower square card together.  My dh and I have so much to be thankful for and we don't ever want to take that lightly.  I will leave you with this amazing quote of gratitude...I luv it...there is so much truth in it......enjoy!
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder
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Stamps:  Free Thank You with Purchase(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Pink(Bazzil), an SU Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  MFT Felt, Janome, Distressing Tool, Hot Glue Gun, Button, Black Burlap String
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Color Throwdown-colors/#147
Inspirational Card Sketches-sketch/#120 
SCS Inspiration-quilt/IC290
Shabby Tea Room-inspiration/#67
Sugar Creek Hollow-Tic Tac Toe....button, flower, distressing

Friday MashUP/FM43


Friday, June 24, 2011

Viva la Verve-Heartfelt Sympathy


Happy Friday Verve fans! I am bringing you this weeks sketch, and I used a printed bird vintage styled photo to create my card.  I get these amazing tags/cards from a gal on Etsy...I luv these...check out her shop Creative Visions....I also used "real" vintage lace that I found while my dh and I where on one of our scavenger hunts...it is sooo gorgeous!  I cannot wait to see what you create, you can chat with us and play along here!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, the dh and I will be chillin here at the house.....I am making his favorites and trying to keep him comfy.  Thanks again for all the well wishes for my dh, he is doing ok, the pain is coming and going.  To read about it go here.  .....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Blessings(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Unknown Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Vintage Tag/Card, Real Vintage Lace, Button, Burlap String, Tim Holtz Paper Clip, Janome, Nesties, Crinkled Ribbon, and 3D Foam Squares
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Viva la Verve-sketch

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Favorite Things Sketch-A Message











I have a card to share using this weeks My Favorite Things Sketch and the inspiration photos from Moxie Fab.  I had not used this gorgeous typewriter image yet, so I was reaching for it as soon as I got started....it is so vintage and real...luv that.  The sentiments that go with this set are awesome too....be sure to check them out!  I added black stitching for pop, distressing, crinkle ribbon, and a black button pull it together.  I was inspired by the polka dots, stripes, and distressing in the photo.  I hope you are having a great day, it is almost the weekend...woohoo.  My little message for you.......Be grateful in all things...enjoy!        
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Stamps:  Just My Type(MFT)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Stella Rose Designer Papers(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Janome, Crinkled Ribbon, Button, Burlap String, MFT Doily Die, MFT Typewrite Die, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares
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Friday MashUP-polka dots
MFT Sketch-sketch
Moxie Fab-inspiration

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Challenge Card













This is a card for several challenge to finish up the large order I had of sympathy cards.  I adore this CAS sketch, I have embossed the background designer paper and then stamped a filigree image from the Verve set Filigree Fantasy onto the emboosed piece in random places.  I wanted the ribbon treatment to have a bit of pop, I added a piece of ric rac under the crinkled ribbon and the added the black burlap string to the button.....I think it looks like a butterfly, what do you think?  Thanks so much to all who are sending well wishes and prayers to my dh..we are grateful!  To read about what is going on, you can go here.  Have a fabulous day...enjoy!     
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Stamps:  Filigree Fantasy and Forever In Our Hearts(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Kraft(SU), and Stella Rose Deisgner Paper(My Minds' Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Embossing Folder, Crinkled Ribbon, Ric Rac, Black Burlap String, Button, Janome, SU Square Punch, EK Success Border Punch, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
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Card Patterns:  sketch/#120
Ribbon Reelcolors/#4....I used a greenish blue

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stampers Dream-Tim Holtz Flower Birthday Tag




First off tonight I want to thank everyone who has supported my dh and myself since his accident...I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the prayers and well wishes!  {{{hugs to you all}}}  If you are not up on what happened, you can read this post here.    I have created this sweet little tag using the Tim Holtz flower die, I stacked them and added the fabby glass glitter, a button and burlap string.  I added a strip of lace trim and stitched with black thread for a little pop. I added several different ribbons tied to the top of the tag.  The sentiment is from JustRite, the set is Elegant Frames...this is an awesome set.  I have listed below the challenges I am playing, be sure to check them out and play along!  Make the most of every moment, we have so much to give...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Elegant Frames(JustRite)
Paper:  White(Bazzil) and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay(SU)
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Flower Die, Glass Glitter, Button, Burlap String, Lace Trim, Janome, Spellbinders Nesties Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders Nested Leaves, Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Crop-a-Dile, SU Jumbo Eyelets, Twill Ribbon, SU Ribbon, Bakers Twine, and 3D Foam Squares
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CASE Study: case Jill Foster/#44
CR84FN: colors
Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#16

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-A Miracle


Hello friends, I am writing today's post with a very grateful heart, my husband was in a motorcycle accident on Saturday that could have landed him in a wheelchair or even death.  We are praising God today and I asked that you send up thanks to Him as well!  I was not with him, I had to work, two cars ahead of him did not have brake lights and the card ahead of him had to stop suddenly; he tried to avoid but clipped the taillight and flipped the bike and he was thrown off.  He was wearing a DOT helmet, this is vital!  He has a C4 fractured vertebra, he is in a neck brace for at least two weeks(we need to see a doctor next week), we are sooooo grateful that he is not any worse.......a true miracle!  Please keep us in your prayers, we are home and he is resting until we go to the doctor in a week.  There is a picture attached of the bike. 
Onto my card, it was made for my dh, I want him to know how much I love him and I am very grateful for him.  I used one of my favorite Verve stamps set Love Notes...I am such a romantic..lol.  I used my dh favorite colors(which also happen to be mine) made the card distressed and old looking; he really likes that too.  There are lots of feelings going into this one, it was made with tons of love!  Thanks so much for your support and prayers.  Hold those you love close and always look on the bright side of all things...if God is present there is always a bright side.....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Love Notes(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso and Old Olive(SU)
Accessories:  A Cut Above Jotted Heart Die by Verve, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Button, Burlap String, Stickles, Ric Rac Ribbon, Stapler, Websters Pages Fabric Label, Websters Pages Stick Pin, Distressing Tool, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares
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If The Shoe Fits-for men//FF83
Mojo Monday-sketch/mojo196
Totally Srampalicious-something old-ribbon and button/something new-tissue tape

MashUP Fan Favorite Idea

I am writing this post to share my idea for the Friday MashUP challenge, I luv this challenge!  The gals from the MashUP are challenging you to share your ideas...this is great idea ladies...I luv it!   If you visit me often you know I luv a good challenge, it gets me going!  You can share your idea and get the details here.
My Mashup Challenge, would be to:
1. Create a "handmade flowers for your creation " project.
2. Create a project using "turquoise, red, and black".
3. Or "Mash it Up!" and create a "handmade flowers for your creation" project that uses " turquoise, red, and black"!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz














I am so excited to be waltzing with Waltzingmouse this month, I discovered the deets here.  The theme this month is 4th July/Americana...how fun!  What better way to celebrate the 4th of July, than with a birthday, it is Americas birthday; we recognize our birth as 1776....that is a lot of years!   I also used the Waltzingmouse sketch for the week, I die cut stars and added bakers twine, glass glitter, and buttons...these are sooo adorable!  I used the stamps from the Waltzingmouse set Fancy Phrases and stitched the edges for a bolder look.  The paper is October Afternoon 5 & Dime....have fun waltzing...enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stampers Dream-Call Me


I am sharing a sweet little square card with you today, I adore this image.  It is by Unity and available at Stampers Dream.  It is called Call Me, it is such a bold image you really do not need a lot of fuss....I kept mine CAS(clean and simple).  I added a bit of stitching at the top, seam binding ribbon, and a flower bloomer(luv this green color) tied with a button and bakers twine.  I also adore this paper, so sweet...it is called Springtime by Echo Park Paper.  The sketch is from Sketchbook Saturday, I adore Chupa sketches.  I hope you are ready for a fabby weekend, get out and have a wonderful time with family and friends.  It is going to be gorgeous here, I do have to work Saturday; but plan on making the most of the time I have....enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Call Me(Unity)
Paper:  Black, White(SU) and Springtime(Echo Park Paper)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Bloomers, Seam Binding Ribbon, Button, Bakers Twine, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Sketchbook Saturday-sketch 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stampers Dream and Freinds Blog Hop June 2011

To see today's Mojo Monday Card please scroll down one!
Welcome to the Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop! I'm super excited about all the very special friends that are hopping with us today.  Michelle has asked some very special gals to join the dream team today to share there fabulous talent...thanks for joining us!  I have used my new favorite Christmas stamps....this set is from JustRite, it is called Merry & Bright ...wow...I adore the fact that you can pair it with the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments Nesties.  I stamped both ornaments and put the sentiment inside the larger one.  The smaller ornament has a place for a sentiment but I stitched inside of that one so that I could pair them together with only one sentiment.  I stamped them and heat embossed them(using Judikins embossing powder) onto BasicGrey designer paper.  The sweet trim under the ribbon is a fun find that I found the other day with my dh, we go on scavenger hunts from time to time looking for whatever catches our eye....this caught mine....hehehehe.

The blog hop list for today is listed below. I told ya there where some amazing glas with us today.  Please be sure to leave a comment for each and every one of them when you visit their blog post today, the chance to win is hidden on one of the blogs listed.  You have the chance of winning the blog candy that is shown on Michelle's blog.  I hope you have a wonderful day and remember it's not to early to start on those Christmas cards......enjoy!

Jo Thompson

Mojo Monday Sketch-Sprinkle Each Day


This is for today's Mojo Monday sketch and for the Get Your Diva On Challenge.  Laurie is our hostess this month and she is challenging us to a summer theme or summer colors.  I used the butterfly from the Verve set Butterfly Kindness. I layered the butterfly and added stickles and pearl down the center.  I hope your day is grand and you take time to play along with us in these challenges....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Butterfly Kindness(Verve)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, White(SU), and Tickled Pink Fine and Dandy(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Tim Holtx Border Die, Ric Rac Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Tag Nesties, Nesties, Janome, Pearls, and 3D Foam Squares
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Mojo Monday-sketch
Verve Get Your Diva On-summer/colors

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bloggers Challenge













Hi peeps, I am playing along with the Embellish Challenge, it has been forevah since I played along with these gals.  I also wanted to play along with the Bloggers Challenge.....this is a new challenge for me, it is a sketch challenge this week.  I used a beloved Tim Holtz background stamp on my card and the sentiment is from the Verve set Hope Blooms.  I used some yummy trims from Websters Pages and bakers twine.  I added a button to the layered sentiment panel.  The small piece of kraft is also stamped with a background stamp, it is the bellie band that is on trims I purchase, luv keeping these types of findings and using for later, don't you?  That's it for me tonight, have a blast of a day...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Hope Blooms(Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), and Misc Designer Papers
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  SU Circle Punch, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, Websters Pages Trim, Bakers Twine, Button, Burlap String, and 3D Foam Squares
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Bloggers Challenge-sketch#216
Embellish Challenge-background/colors

CASE Study










I created this card for this weeks CASE Study to case Jill Foster, I made my own flower using the SU flower petal punch.  I added stickles to the edges and put a old bracelet bead in the center.  I used the sketch from the Diva Coffeebreak and played along with today's inspiration challenge.  I finished with prima lace trim and a corrugated butterfly.  I am keeping this post short and sweet, I have been creating all day.....hope your weekend is fabby....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Forever In Our Hearts(Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU) and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Sizzix Die, Maya Roads Corrugated Butterfly, Button, Burlap String, Stickles, SU Blossom Punch, Ribbon, Prima lace Trim, Leave Nesties, and 3D Foam Squares
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CASE Study-case Jill Foster/#43
Diva Coffebreak-sketch/#231
SCS Inspiration-lotus flower

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Birthday


Hi, I want to share a fun challenge with you today.....today's Free 4 All, is to use those forgotten stamps.  Those stamps we had to have and have not inked up, you know you got 'em, we all do......lol.  This sweet butterfly and flourish is by My Mind's Eye Laundry Line collection.   I also used the great sketch from Inspirational Sketch.  I used my new paper from Cosmo Cricket.  And I added a tag with seam binding ribbon, the butterflies have glass glitter on them, so sweet!  i hope your day is sweet....enjoy!   
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Free 4 All-use a forgotten stamp/F4A68
Inspirational Sketches-sketch/ICS118
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Stamps:  Laundry Line My Mind's Eye
Paper:  Pink(SU) and Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresoo and Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle Nesties, SU Square Punch, Crinkled Ribbon, Glass Glitter, Button, Burlap String, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares