Saturday, March 31, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC91-You're So Fabby

Good morning and happy weekend!  I am sharing this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch Card, it is a one layer card.  I have found that the definition of one layer can mean many things....lol.  It all depends on who you are asking, I do not count the base as a layer, you gotta have that right?  teehehehe.  I was very proud of my "one layer" card, until I realized some gals do not consider this a one layer....lol.  Any who, I have used a fabulous Waltzingmouse set, I used the hounds tooth background stamp from Heirloom Patterns...totally luv this set!  I stamped the background onto a piece of plain designer paper, I adore how it turned out.  I added the sweet and fun sentiment to the bottom; a ribbon bow and there you have it....my one layer card.  I hope you have a great weekend...enjoy!   
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Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes 
Waltzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC91


Friday, March 30, 2012

Verve Hoppy Easter Release



Hello Verve fans, we are sharing with you today a new Easter set called Hoppy Easter, it is available in the Verve store now.  While you are there be sure to check out the huge spring sale that is going on, you can see all those sets here!  Also, leave a comment on each of the divas blogs listed below, one random winner will win this set.  You have until Sunday April 1 at 8:00 PM EST to enter, the winner will be announced on the Verve Blog Monday April 2.  For my card, I wanted it to look like a bunny trail, I used the sweet set called Bunny Shake.  I hope you get the gist, its as if the two fellows past each other on the bunny trail.  i hope you have a super weekend...enjoy!




For this card I used Amber's sketch, be sure to play along with us here.



Thursday, March 29, 2012

CASE Study- Laura Bassen Week 4


Hello peeps, I am happy you are here!  Before I get to this weeks CASE Study card, I wanted to share with you a new challenge blog and I am honored to be apart of it.  It is called Frilly & Funkie  and this is the opening week; so you can enter your favorite style of card making.  Every other week either the frilly gals or the funkie gals will give there interpretation of the challenge...I hope you join us for the fun and lots of learning too.  The blog will feature step by steps and product focus throughout the week as well!  Now for our last week with the super talented Laura, I have chosen to use the raised shape like her but used only designer paper as my focus and added the sentiment at the bottom.  I hope you have a wonderful day and I cannot wait to see what you create this week.  Be sure to check back next week for another aweosme muse, you won't want to miss this one....enjoy!
 
 Laura Bassen March Muse



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Frilly & Funkie Opening Challenge

Good morning friends, I am thrilled to share today's post...it is the depute of the Frilly & Funkie Challenge.  I sure hope you will join us and play along.  Our normal challenge format will be a new challenge theme every other Wednesday morning.  The first week, our Frilly designers will post their take on the theme and the second week the Funkie designers will share their interpretation of the theme.  However for our kick off, the challenge will be only one week and all our designers will share their take on the challenge theme.  Our theme for the kick off will be Your Favorite Vintage Style.  I have created a card with some of my favorite things, flowers, gemstones, distressing, stitching, and of course Paris......yes, you can say I am a frilly girl...luv all things shabby and girlie!  I purchased the Paris tag from this Etsy shop.  I also want to share with you, Linda's shop Funkie Junkie, there are numerous unique creating supplies!  I luv what she has to offer, things you cannot get anywhere.  Also, she has a great supply of Ranger/Tim Holtz at the best prices around...check them out here and here!  Lots more new items arriving very soon too!  I have also played along with OCC and The Paper Players.  I hope you have a great day...enjoy! 
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OCC: spring break destination....Paris..I wish...lol
Paper Players:  sketch/#88



Monday, March 26, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo234-God Bless U

Good mojo Monday morning peeps, I am sharing with you this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch; it is circle or square week.  I went with the adorable circle card, luv these sweet little guys.  I am going to include my instructions for making a circle card below.  I have used a rust and blue color combo, adding a prima flower, button and twine.  I have used crinkled cardboard for the hearts and a sentiment tag.  The sentiment is from the Verve set Faithful Phrases...I added the hand written "U".  I also played along with Stampin Sisters in Christ, to add lots of embellies...that is certainly my style!  I cannot wait to see what you do with this weeks circle or square option...enjoy!

Circle Card Instructions
I have been asked how I make my circle cards, so I am going to list quick instructions. I am listing two different options
OPTION 1
-cut card stock using the largest circle or scalloped circle nesting label
-score one of the circles on Scor Pal on the first mark(1/2 inch mark) this will be the back part of the card
-decorate the top circle
-put glue on the part above the scored part of the bottom circle and adhere the decorated circle to the bottom
-be sure to line up as much as possible so that your card when free standing is straight

OPTION2
-run a piece of folded card stock through the cuttlebug with a small part exposed above the nesting label
-this option makes it so you do not have to glue, it is held together by the piece that is not cut

I hope this helps, if you need anything else please let me know.
 













Sunday, March 25, 2012

Viva la Verve-March 2012 Week 4

I am sharing my card creation using Andrea's Viv la Verve sketch; it can be a CAS or I made mine a little more fussy...teehehehe.  I have used the awesome tags/cards I have gotten from this Etsy shop; Porcelain Rose awesome customer service!  I adore her tags, so romantic and beautiful, I luv adding them to my cards!  I have used the gorgeous paper doily  lace, layered with fine lace and burlap string.  You can check out all the fabulous ribbons, lace, and burlap at Funkie Junkie.   I have added stitching, distressing, and buttons to complete my card.  I really like this quote, I believe we should push through and obtain the unobtainable....this quote in saying just that!  I hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy!

 “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
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Pixie Dust Studio: favorite things...buttons, lace, twine, and distressing
Simon Says Stamp:  Bingo....flowers, lace, ribbon/twine 
Shopping Our Stash:  buttons/bows

 












Saturday, March 24, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC90-Paris


I adore this stamp set, if you have not seen this fabulous set; Paris Nouveau, check it out here...it is new from Waltzingmouse!  I am sharing my creation designed using this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch, a fun one.  I have used embossing, gorgeous lace, twine, and a button...so sweet!  I used a simple sentiment, "Paris"...aaaaahhhh, one day...it is on my bucket list!  I have played along with the Moxie Fab, simple elegance challenge.  Even though there is not much simple about Paris, I feel my card works well with the inspiration photo, don't you?  Be sure to check out the other Waltzingmouse Mischief Makers cards, I am always amazed at the talent of this team.  I hope you have a super weekend...enjoy!
 

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Surprise!














If you are looking or my Lil' Inker Blog Hop card, click here or scroll down one!
I am sooo excited to share with you that I am joining Linda Coughlin's new challenge team Frilly & Funkie.  I luv her idea and look forward to learning from the DT and you, head over and check it out, become a follower too.  I am sharing a card I made with products from her store; The Funkis Junkie; you will be amazed!  Her packaging, and product is like none other!  She is carrying unique items, lace, papers, burlap, and all sorts of embellishment making supplies.  I have used this amazing paper from Sweden called Pion Fairytale of Spring; it is gorgeous!  I have cut the small ATC size card out and distressed it.  I have used lace, I made the ribbon flower from the lovely silk ribbon shown here.  I hope you will join us our bi-weekly challenge, each week the DT will share; one week the frilly style and the next week the funkie style....it is going to be exciting!   I hope your day is filled with frills....enjoy!
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Freshly Brewed:  dots...I sprayed Mr Huey's on the blue dp for my dots
Moxie Fabmake an embellishment...ribbon flower
Stampin Royaltysketch

LIl' Inker March Release Blog Hop

Hello weekend, I don't know about you but I look forward to the weekends all week...lol.  I hope you have enjoyed the week long release hop from Lil' Inker!  I am sharing another card using the Funny Bunnies set, the sweet Easter basket and eggs are soooo adorable!  Be sure to check out all of the DT creations, there is a prize to be won.  Also, check back on my blog this weekend, I have several posts to share and a HUGE surprise...teehehehe.  Next on the hop is the amazingly talented Debby, her creations are always so awesome!  I have used the sketch from 365 Cards Blog, check it out here; have a super fun Friday....enjoy!
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365 Cardssketch

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CASE Study- Laura Bassen Week 4

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful week, I am sharing my card for this weeks CASE Study, we are CASing the fabulous Laura Bassen!  I have went super CAS and used gorgeous designer paper, ribbon, and of course my lace trim and gemstones; I cannot help myself, I adore these things!  I have used the super sweet sentiment from the new Lil' Inker release, if you have not seen the new stamps and dies Lil' Inker has released check them out!  I hope you are gearing up for a fabulous weekend....enjoy! 


Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes
Just Us Girlscolors
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LIl' Inker March Release Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to day three of the Lil' Inker March release hop....be sure to check out all the posts this week and comment; you could win a gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Store.  WE are spot lighting today the set called Funny Bunnies, this set is super adorable.  This little bunny makes me want to squeeze her, so cute.  I have used copics to color her, but I am still not very good with them.  I have played along with a couple of challenges; a new sketch challenge called Retro Sketches and The Ribbon Reel.  I have used stitching, distressing, lace trim,and the colored burlap string.  I luv this burlap sting, you can get yours here.  It comes on the sweet rustic clothes pins, total luv!  Be sure to visit the amazingly talented Debby she is the next stop on the hop.  The entire list is listed below, have a super day...enjoy! 



Retro Sketches sketch/#3
Ribbon Reel inspiration photo/#24
 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LIl' Inker March Release Blog Hop

This is a super exciting week for all of us at Lil' Inker, Laura has come up with the sweetest coffee cozy set....I adore the cozy designs; soooo sweet.  I hope you make time to comment on everyone's blog posts this week, Laura is giving away a $10 store credit and our 2 Cute Ink set releasing this month which we'll be showcasing beginning Wednesday.  It is worth commenting and the inspiration...these ladies are amazing!  I have used  lace, burlap string, button, pearl, and a tiny kraft gift bag for adding a gift certificate.  There is a picture below of the gc peeking out.
I have the entire list for the hop today listed below, your next stop is the super talented Debby.....have a wonderful day...enjoy!


Deconstructed Sketch:  sketch/#43
Shabby Tea Room:  colors/banner, tag, or pennant


Monday, March 19, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo233-Refuge and Strength

Good morning mojo friends, I am sharing my card made with this weeks Mojo233 sketch.  I designed this weeks sketch, but turned it to be a longer card when I created it.  I used four different patterns of designer paper for my card.  This weeks Raise The Bar is to use four of something, I choose the designer papers.  I have used lace, seam binding, embossing, distressing, stitching, and tiny gemstones.  It is full of all the great things I luv, I hope you like it too!  This weeks at Simon Says is to use green, green is my favorite color, I adore hoe it has all come together!  I hope you have a super fabulous day...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Psalm 46:1 Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Teresa Collins Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spellbinders, Seam Binding, Lace Trim, Embossing Folder, Janome, Gemstones, Distressing Tool, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares
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Crazy 4 Challengesgreen/C4C128
Raise The Bar:  four leaf clover/4 different patterned papers
Simon Says Stamp: green
Mojo Monday:  sketch/Mojo233

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC89-Thinking Of You



Hello friends, I have created this card for this weeks Waltzingmous Sketch.  I have used the Waltzingmouse set Fancy Phrases.  I added a Prima flower and used the colors from the Color Throwdown, I forget completely about the kraft; I have used very vanilla.  I used the different colors from the designer papers to bring my card together.  Be sure to stop by and see the other Waltzingmouse sketch gals and leave them some luv!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, I do believe that our spring time weather is here and hopefully here to stay....enjoy!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

CASE Study- Laura Bassen Week 3


 Hello everyone, I am sharing this weeks CASE Study card, we are casing the fabulous Laura Bassen.  I was inspired by the colors and the comfort of those sweet little houses.  I went with fun colors and wanted to make a comforting card.  I have played along with the Sketchbook Saturday sketch and the Shabby Tea Room challenge to use the colors and embossing; I have embossed the entire card base.  Be sure to stop by and check out the other Case Study DT's cards.  It has been an amazingly beautiful week here; I am planning on being off next week and it is suppose to be another gorgeous week ...woohoo!  Have a super day,  I want to share this quote with you....enjoy!
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch/Mojo232-Kind Words


Hello and welcome to another fabulous Mojo Monday, it is going to be great week!  I had such a great time with today's Mojo Monday sketch,I am sorta surprised because it is my sketch...lol.  It isthe kinda of sketch you can make CAS or you can go all out and make it totally shabby.  I went for a semi shabby look, I used the super fun colors from the CR84FN challenge.  I simply adore orange and pink together, the pop of yellow is going to have to grow on me.  Be sure to head over to the Mojo Monday Blog and check out the mojo makers creations....aaaaamazing!  Hope your Monday is a great start to a wonderful week....enjoy!
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StampsKind Words(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz) and Regal Rose(SU)
Accessories:  Seam Binding, Lace, Shaped Die, Buttons, Gemstones, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares
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CR84FN:  colors
Mojo Monday:  sketch/MOJO232


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC88-You're So Sweet

Hello and welcome, I am sharing this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch, I have added some elements to my version of the sketch.  I have used the Waltzingmouse Stamp set Dainty Doilies, such a cool set.  I stamped and cut out the shapes using Spellbinders Big Scalloped Dies and the added a gemstone; I added ruffled ribbon, a piece of lace, and the distressing to complete my card.  Be sure to check out the other Mischief Makers creations, these ladies always amaze me...enjoy!  

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Stamps:  Dainty Doilies(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip,White(SU) and Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Gemstones, Lace, and 3D Foam Squares
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Color Qcolors/CQC127
Waltzingmouse Sketchsketch/WMSC88

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hello

Welcome to the weekend, daylight savings time in our area this weekend!  I really like gaining the extra hour of daylight, it really makes me feel like spring is just around the corner!  I have played along with a couple of challenges, The Shabby Tea Room using spring colors and the springy inspiration photo.  I have used the great sketch from The Techno Stamper Monday Sketch Challenge.  I used one of the gorgeous gemstones that I purchased from this Etsy Shop.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!
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Stamps:  PTI
Paper:  Baja Blue(SU) and Bazzil Deisgner Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Verve Cut Above Tagged Rectangle Die, SU Flower Punch, SU Square Punch, Bakers Twine, Janome, Lace, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Shabby Tea Room:  inspiration photo....colors and a tag/#104 
Simon Says Stamp:  mothers day/girl
Techno Stamper:  sketch/TSSC211