Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lil' Inker and CPS

I am soooo excited to share with you today that Lil' Iker id sponsoring this weeks CPS, I would luv to have you join us and play along with the sketch.  Lil' Inker has some of the cutest stamps on the planet; follow me over and have a look for yourself!  And the best part, there are more new stamps to come...woohoo!  We will be having another release on March 19, I cannot wait to share with you the things that are to come!  You can play along and lnk up your CPS card here.  Have a super day....enjoy!   
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Stamps:  Flags and Tags Die Set(Lil' Iker)...luv this set!
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and MME Deisgenr Paper
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU) and Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Flag and Tags Die Set(Lil' Inker), Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo230

Good morning, it is time for another Mojo Monday sketch and this week is circle or square.  I have went with the darling circle card, these are the cutest cards; you can tuck them away in someones lunch, briefcase, or duffel bag.  I have used the colors from the CR84FN blog....luv this color combo together.  I embossed the main circle, then made the next layer a little smaller than usual so that you could see more of the embossing.  I added some stitching, the cut edge of the polka dotted paper and then tied seam binding ribbon.  Finishing it off with pins.  The scripture stamp is Verve and you can get your Verve stamps here; there is a huge spring sale going on you don't want to miss that, check it out!   Have a great Monday, I will be painting and cleaning today...sooo excited about a few small home projects....enjoy!














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CR84FN:  colors/CR84FN49
Mojo Mondaysketch/MOJO230

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Trust the Lord

I have played along with the Sketchbook Saturday sketch and The Ribbon Reel challenge, to use blue, kraft, white, red, and twine.  I have used a Verve scripture stamp, check out all the great Plain Janes; I have used Proverbs 3:5 for my card today.  i have dies cut the flowers, added the leaves, distressing, and burlap twine tied in a bow.  I will be home this week painting and my dh is redoing a couple of our bathrooms, we will be busy.  I am super excited about the changes and of course my cabinet that he is building to spiff up my studio(it is really not a studio, but it is to me...*grin*).  Hope you have a great week, sharing this with you before I leave...."Love doesn't need to be perfect, it just needs to be true!"
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The Ribbon Reel:  kraft, blue, white, red, and burlap string/#22
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC86-Take Care

Good morning and happy weekend to you!  It has been gorgeous spring like  weather here the last couple of days.  This morning we wake up to typical winter weather, it is cold...lol.   I hope you have great plans for the day,  somewhere on your agenda list add in creating a card using this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch, I luv how my card turned out using this sketch!  I hope you will give it a try, also head over to the Waltzingmouse Sketch Blog and check out the other gals cards.  Also, be sure to head over to the Waltzingmouse Blog and see the peeks of the new nine sets that will be released on the 29th.  I can't wait to get my hands on the new stamps...eeeccckkkk.  For my card today I have used the set Very Vintage Labels Eighteen, this is one of my favorite sets and from the peeks it looks like we will be getting another compatible Spellbinders set...yeah!  I have added some lace trim, seam binding and a few butterflies.  I hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Very Vintage Labels Eighteen and Say It Loud(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  White(SU) and Be Amazing Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz) and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Gemstones, Distressing, Button, Burlap String, and 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CASE Study-Karola Witczak Week 4


 
Good morning, I am sharing our last week at CASE Study with the fabulous Karola Witczak....her style is like no other!   I have used the new SU designer paper, luv this pack of paper.  I made the rosette flowers using the Tim Holtz rosette die, I added a huge gemstone to the mix of flowers.  The sentiment is from Verve's set Sunny Days, which happens to be on sale.  I also added the sweet little butterflies using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  I can't wait to see how you transform Karola's card, be sure to check out the CASE Study DT's cards, these ladies are amazing!  Have a super day...enjoy!
 
 
Amy Wanford  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) 
Christina MacLaren
Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey 
taking a break
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME

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CASE Study:  CAS Karola
If The Shoes Fitsanything goes

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mojo Monday and Surprise Blog Hop For Julee!


I am soooo excited about my Mojo Sketch card for today, it is also a HUGE Surprise for Julee....surprise Julee!  The Verve divas, mojo  makers, and some super supportive friends of Julee's' have come together for a hop to honor her and the coming of the new baby boys!  I hope you enjoy the hop Julee, we have each offered up advice and words of wisdom for you.  
As you know, I do not have children of my own but as a woman and friend to you I say, listen to your boys; hear them and talk with them.  Play with them, the house work can wait.  Pick them up and hold them, one day you will not be able to and they will not want you to.  Get plenty of rest and believe in yourself, you are amazing and you will be an amazing Mom!  Lastly, but certainly not least teach them to know Jesus!

Here is the entire blog hop list, be sure to visit each gal and read there well wishes and advice!  The next gal on the list is Laurie,  enjoy the hop...thanks to everyone that helped make this possible!

Julee Tilman
Teresa Kline
Laurie Schmidlin 
Jen Tapler
Andrea Ewen
Debbie Carriere
Charmaine Ikach
Sankari Wegman
Shannan Teubner
Lori Craig
Maureen Plut
Toni Storie
Wanda Cullen
Amber Hight
Marisa Ritzen
Janelle Stollfus
Tosh Leyendekker
Jackie Pedro
Betty Wright
Jen del Muro
Lynda Benden
Stephanie Kraft
Mary Fish
Sarah Bigelow
Alma de la Rosa
Carole Burrage
Susan Lilies
Amy Sheffer
Taylor Van Bruggen
Clarire Brennan 

I have used the Verve set Practically Perfect.  I also put to use what I learned in the Copic Class I attended Friday...I have a long way to go so be nice...lol.  I am not happy with my skills, but I am sharing this with you in hopes that it will motivate me to keep practicing.  I did learn some things that I did not know and do hope that with practice I will see improvement.  I hope you have a super week...enjoy! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

NEW Release Plain Jane From Verve

Hi friends, I am sharing a new release Plain Jane from Verve.  I luv this sweet sentiment, I know must of us has thought this so many times in life.  I have cased today's' Featured Stamper over at SCS, you can join the fun here.   You can pick up the Plain Jane and lots of great stamps that are on sale over at the Verve Store.  I have stayed true to today's featured stamper CAS style, using Dolled Up designer papers from My Mind's Eye.  I embossed the background, added stitching, and a bow tied with burlap string.  I am also sharing pictures from my Copic Class that I attended with my good friend Wanda.  We where surprised to meet some other SCS gals that we had been wanting to meet; Aubrey, Bar, Broni, Lori, and Pam.


Stamps:  Be Okay Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper:  Karft, Dolled Up Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Embossing Folder, Janome, SU Scalloped Punch, Button, Burlap String, and 3D Foam Squares
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365 Cards:  my moment
Less Is More:  punches or dies/#55

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC85-Thanks


Happy weekend friends, the weather has been so gorgeous here, I am getting spring fever early.  I am sharing this weeks Waltzingmouse sketch and I have used the gorgeous paper pack from SU...this has to be the prettiest paper they have designed, don't ya think?  I have used the fabulous set from Waltzingmouse called Say It Loud, luv this sentiment set.  I heat embossed the sentiment to make it stand out, I wanted to stamp onto the fabulous designer paper.  I have used distressing, burlap, and lace to pull my card all together.  Be sure to visit the other Waltzingmouse gals and check out their creations, these ladies are fabulous!  Have a super weekend...enjoy!    
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Stamps:  Say It Loud(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Riding Hood Red and Deisgner Paper(SU)
Ink:  Black(Versafine)
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Lace Trim, Burlap String, Prima Roses, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, and Glue Dots
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Papertake Weekly black, red, and white
Waltzingmousesketch/WMSC85

Thursday, February 16, 2012

CASE Study-Karola Witczak Week 3

Hello all, it is the third week for our guest muse Karola, her style is so detailed and amazing!  I was drawn to the colors and the scalloped edges of her card.  I went with making my own flower; I cut the book pages into squares with pinking shears and then rolled them up.  I placed them together and the added the scalloped layer and a red button.  I let the flower be the main focus of my card and finished it with a sentiemnt.  be sure to visit the other muses to see what they have created..these ladies are amazing!  I hope you have a super day...enjoy! 

Amy Wanford  taking this week off
 Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) 
Christina MacLaren
Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey 
taking a break
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME


CASE Study:  case Karola
Clean & Simple:  sketch


 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

iSpy Sketches-Just A Note!


Hi everyone!  I am having a great week, I am off from work and preparing for my trip with my good friend Wanda; we are taking the Copic class.  I had wanted to get some painting done at my house but it is not going to happen this week.  I have it on the calender for the week of the 27th.  My dh started on my cabinets for my mini studio...yippie!  I am super excited about it and decided to change the entire family room now.  I hope to have pictures to share, it is not big, but it will be more organized afterwards.  I am sharing a card I made using the iSpy sketch for this week, to play along head over to the iSpy Blog.  I have used the Spellbinders Pennants to cut the shape, I then used my pinking shears to make the bottom layers.  I only have the regular pennants and not he scalloped.  I added a Melissa Frances glittered flower and the butterfly.  The sentiment is from my favorite Lil' Inker set Flags and Tags.  I hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Flags and Tags(Lil' Inker)
Paper:  White(SU) and Be Happy Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Pennants, Melissa Frances Glittered Flower, Buttons, Pom Pom Trim, Burlap String, SU Square Punch, Janome, Pinking Shears, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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iSpy Challenge:  sketch/ISSC02 
Paper Sundaes:  cream, blue, pearls, distressing 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo228


Good morning Mojo fans,this weeks sketch if amazing!  I had a blast with it, I made a sympathy card to fill an order from a patron of mine.  I made the flower using felt that I purchased from my favorite felt shop on Etsy, Benzie's.  I cut the scallops with Spellbinders Nesties and then folded them to make layers and added the whit scalloped center and the button.  I opted ton ot distress today and now I wish I had...lol.  I adore distressing and stitching, I will make it up next time..*grin*.  The sentiment is from the Verve set New Mercies and the background set is from the Bountiful Background set.  Head over to Verve and check out the sale going on until February 14!  I hope your week is full of love and you feel smitten all week..teehehe...enjoy!  
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Stamps:  Bountiful Background and New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  White(SU) and Misc Designer Papers
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Sixteen, Spellbinders Big Scallop Circles, Janome, Felt, Button, Ric Rac, Burlap String, and 3D Foam Squares
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CR84FN:   colors/CR84FN48
Mojo Mondaysketch/MOJO228

Shabby Tea Room Guest Designer







Hello friends, I am soooo excited about my card today, I have the amazing honor to be this weeks guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room, how cool is that?  I would ay very cool, the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room are fun, exciting, and challenging...a perfect combo!  This week challenge is to use cherries on your creations, I have used a pre printed card and added the stamped sentiment.  I have used buttons, seam binding, burlap, lace, and distressing all great elements to a shabby card.  The doily behind is the new SU die, super detailed and pretty!  I can't wait to see what you create for this weeks Shabby Tea Room challenge.  I like to surround myself with upbeat and positive things, quotes is one of the ways I do this.  I am leaving you today with this one.....enjoy!
"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
~ Norman Vincent Peale ~
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Crafters Companionanything goes/#21
Deconstructed Jen:  sketch/#38
Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo...cherries/TSTR101
 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC84-Deepest Sympathy


 Hi friends and welcome to my take on this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  A great sketch for any style card you want to create, I can't wait to see what you create.  I have created a sympathy card, using the stamp set Very Vintage Labels and the sentiment is from another set I have in my stash.  You can pick up the Spellbinders Nesties Labels Four that go with this set here.  I hope your weekend is full of lots of great family times...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Very Vintage(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  very Vanilla(SU) and Random Desigenr Paper(Crate Paper)
Ink:  Groovy Guava(SU) and Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Four, Flowers, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge:  sketch/WMSC84 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wishing You The Best

Happy weekend all, I am sharing a super quick and easy CAS card.  I have used the sketch from Chupa's sketch challenge, Sketchbook Saturday.  The inspiration is from the Stampin Royalty challenge.  I have used the postage stamp fro my squares and layered them with a simple square background.   I tied it all together with ribbon and added a few gemstones.  I hope you have a super weekend planned, working for me tomorrow and then it is another week off next week...woohoo!  I am gearing up for my Copic Class with my great friend Wanda Cullen next week...enjoy! 














Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch/#48
Stampin Royaltyinspiration photos/#110

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CASE Study-Karola Witczak Week 2


Hi peeps, I am sharing another gorgeous CASE Study card from the amazingly talented Karola Witczak, wow...her style is awesome!  I have used my favorite stamp set from Lil' Inker.....if you have not picked yours up, head over to the Lil' Inker Store and get yours today!  I have used Websters Bloomers and the sweetest designer paper from Echo Park called Victoria Gardens.  The background is doilies and I finished it with bakers twine and a gemstone.  I hope you will join us and play along, I can't wait to see what you create!  Hope you have a super day...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Flags and Dies Set(Lil' Inker)
Paper:  White(SU) and Victoria Gardens Designer Paper(Echo Park)
Ink:  Groovy Guava(SU) and Black Soot Distressed Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Lil Inker Dies, Bloomers, Bakers Twine, Doilies, Gemstone, Stick Pins, and 3D Foam Squares


Amy Wanford  taking this week off
 Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) 
Christina MacLaren
Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey 
taking a break
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo227

Good mojo Monday morning friends, it is time for another fabulous mojo sketch.  this sketch is sooo fun, I had a blast making my card even though it is a sympathy card.  I do not need any at present, this one is for a patron of mine.  I had a great week off last week and it is back to work for me today....I am counting the days until the weekend....lol.  I have used distressing, embossing, burlap string, and sweet little butterflies to complete my card.  I have used sentiment from the Verve set New Mercies.  I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.  Also, be sure to stop by the Mojo Monday Blog and be inspired by the other mojo makers, these gals are sooooo talented!  Have a marvelous Monday....enjoy!
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Stamps:  New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  Early Espresso(SU) and Unknown Deisgenr Paper 
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU) 
Accessories:  A Cut Above Vintage Oval Die by Verve, Spellbinders, SU Wide Striped Ribbon, SU Butterfly Embosslits, Pearls, Distressing Tool, Button, and 3D Foam Squares 
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Delightful Challenges:  punches and dies
Mojo Monday:  sketch/Mojo227
Party Time Tuesdaysanything goes/PTT53

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Moxie Fab-Live Laugh Love

Hi peeps, a quick CAS card to share, I wanted to play along with the Card Patterns sketch and The Moxie Fab challenge.  The candy is sooo yummy looking....I was inspired by the colors, stripes, and the sweet little pearls.  I have used designer paper from Glitz, it is the Pretty In Pink collection....so fitting don't ya think?  I luv a girly card, the pink, sweet lace, pearls and the cute pink ribbon bow...yep, that says me...lol.  Hope your weekend was great and that your work week is even better....the weekend will be here again before we know it.....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Round and Round(PTI)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(PTI) and Pretty In Pink Designer Paper(Glitz)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Seam Binding, lace Trim, Pearls, SU Corner Rounder, and Glue Dots
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Card Patterns:  sketch/#151...I flipped the sketch
Do You Stack Upanything goes/DYSU57
Moxie FabTuesday Trigger/inspiration photo


iSpy Sketches-New Challenge!


Hi Friends, I am playing along with a brand new sketch challenge blog...it is called iSpy Sketches, what a cool name!  These gals will be looking for a great sketches and if they choose yours you will be featured and they will ask to use your sketch!  You can get all the detials here.  I had a great time with my card today, although it is a sympathy card I am not in need of one.  I have a patron that will ask for lots of sympathy cards at one time; then she always has them on hand and doesn't have to shop for one at such a difficult time.  I have used Glitz papers, these papers are gorgeous, from the paper pack called Happy Travels.  The sentiment stamp is from JustRite.  If you are looking for a card for someone special, look no further than my Etsy Boutique.  I hope you have a great day....enjoy!
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Stamps:  JustRite
Paper:  Pool Party, Very Vanilla(SU) and Happy Travels Designer Paper(Glitz)   
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Eighteen, Seam Binding, Brad, Janome, Distressing Tool, Lace Trim, SU Corner Punch, and 3D Foam Squares
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Inspire me Fridaysanything goes
iSpy Sketches:  sketch/ISSC01

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC83-Happy Birthday



Happy weekend to everyone, I am sooo excited about today's card...it is time for the fabulous Waltzingmouse sketch and I have used a glittery heart on my card...luv that!  I had a fun time creating today's card, I hope you will join us for the WM sketch challenge.  I used the Waltzingmouse set Dainty Doilies and the birthday sentiment is from a favorite set of mine, Say It Loud.  The dainty doily set fits perfectly with the Spellbinder Big Scalloped Nesties(temporarily out of stock).  I have used My Mind's Eye designer paper pack Love Me.  I added distressing, the glittered heart, and a sweet little burlap tied button...sooooo cute!  Have a wonderful Saturday...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Dainty Doilies and Say It Loud(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU) and Love Me Deisgenr Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento) and Riding Hood Red(SU) 
Accessories:  Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circle Nesties, Glittered heart, Button, Burlap String, Pinking Shears, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Color Q:  colors/CQC122
Friday MashUPinspiration photo/FM44
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge:  sketch/WMSC83