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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #093--Suddenly Spring

Just wanted to share with you a card I made last evening for a few challenges that are posted for this week on several blogs.
I stamped the background with Dusty Concord DI and embossed with clear EP ,then sponged with Antique Linen DI. This was layered on lavender and yellow C/S . The butterfly image is from Just Rite Botanical Butterflies and was colored with Gamsol and coloring pencils. The edge was sponged with Dusty Concord DI. I used the Viva pearl pen to add pearls around the perimeter. The flower I made by cutting a spiral circle and then rolling it around a skewer.The bow was made with my bow maker.

Supplies :
Paper: SU Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Very Vanilla.
Stamps: Just Rite Botanical Butterflies ,MSE sentiment, Hero Arts Dandelion Frame
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black.
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Italian Doily,Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, Scalloped circles Lg.,MS butterfly punch, EK Success Flower Border punch ,Hugs Snug seam binding, Pearls from my stash.

I'm entering this in  the following challenges:

Just Rite Friday Challenge #093--Suddenly Spring

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 175--Sweet Smell of Color

Playing in Paradise Challenge #110---Embellishments

Thanks for dropping by and wishing everyone a very Happy Easter.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #093 "Suddenly Spring"

Well there's another fun challenge on over at Just Rite Friday Challenge again this week. This week they are looking for something Spring . Here's a card I made which I hope fits the criteria. I think it's so springy with the flowery background and all the  butterflies.

Supplies Used :
Paper : Basic Grey Sultry collection, Bazille double dot ,SU whisper white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Just Rite Botanical Butterflies, Because I Care 
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Two Hearts, French Pastry Doily,Exotic Butterfly
                     Spellbinders Labels 20,Fancy Tags
                     MS Lace Border Punch, EK Success butterfly punch, Marvy scallop circle punch
                     Memory Box La Rue Flourish
                     Copic Markers , pearls from my stash   

I'm entering  the following challenge:

Just Rite Friday Challenge#093

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #73

Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Easter/Spring

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Woo Hoo doingthe Happy Dance

My card was chosen in the Top 3 Honorable Mention over at Just Rite Friday Challenge #92 this week . Great prize from Scrapbook Adhesives . Thanks to the Design Team fro choosing my card  .

Here's the link

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #72 Think Spring

The challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs this week it to Think Spring . Here's a card I created for this challenge using Graphic45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection papers.I really like how this card came together since there is no stamping on it . I cut the flowers out of the pattern paper as well as the butterfly and layered everything for dimension. The edge of the card was distressed and then inked with vintage photo. I also inked around the edge of the doily to give it some depth.
Supplies used :
Cheery Lynn dies --French Pastry Doily , Exotic Butterfly , Fanciful Flourish
MS ribbon Border Punch, Spellbinders Aster Die,

Paper: Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection, Bazille green dot to dot , vanilla
Ink: Vintage photo Distress ink

I' m entering this in the following challenges

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #72 Think Spring

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #71--Easter

I started making some Easter cards with some beautiful Authentique papers from the Hope Collection. Love the vintage feel of this collection. Here's  a card I did for the challenge this week over at Cheery Lynn Design ,the challenge was to make something  Easter using the Cheery Lynn dies. There's very little stamping on this card . I cut the bunny and grass with my cricut and the egss were fussy cut from pattern paper .I used  lots of Pop Ups on this card for the 3D effect.

Supplies Used:
Paper : Authentique  Hope Collection,SU old olive and very vanilla
Stamps: Amuse sentiment
Ink: Archival coffee,Vintage photo DI
Accessories: Cheery Lynn die Italian doily, Two of hearts die,spellbinders classic circle and lacy circle,Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolhouse and Give a Hoot , MS border punch , Friskers flower punch,pearls from my stash ,3D dimensionals .

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #71--Easter

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge#092--Make it POP

Well this week over at Just Rite Friday Challenge the Design Team is asking that we make a card and make it POP also it has to be a Birthday Card since it's Sheri Holts birthday  .  I decided to make an Easel card so I started out with a 6x12 piece of c/s for my base scored at 6"and 9". For the stand up (pop)piece I cut on my cricut using the Art Philosophy cutting each layer at 6, 53/4, 51/2. I think this is the most versatile cartridge that I have ever used and just love it . Once I attached the stand to the card base I fussy cut around the lower part . The doily is popped up with dimensionals as well as the labels twenty. I stamped the upper corners and fussy cut then popped them up .To finish my card I added a MS trellis border and lace to the center of my card . The inside was finished with matching papers and trim and the sentiment was popped up.

Supplies used:
Paper: Prima Almanac Collection 6x6 pad, Bazille c/s SU vaniila
Stamps: Just Rite Elegant Frames, SU Birthday verse..
Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Italian Doily, Spellbinders labels 20 and labels 10, MS trellis border punch , MS double loop punch, pearls and lace from my stash . 

I'm entering this in the flowing challenges:
Just Rite Friday Challenge #092--make it Pop

Cheery Lynn Challenge 70 --Doilies

Stamptacular Sunday  Challenge #206 --To Die For

Inspiration Journal --Add A Little POP

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day .

Friday, March 8, 2013

Woo Hoo winner on Just Rite Friday Challenge

So happy one of my cards was chosen as one of the 3 Honorable Mentions this week over at Just Rite Friday Challenge . I get to choose one of the new spellbinders dies that was just released.
Here's a link to the post if you would like to visit

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

TSC40 Spring flowers and colors

Here's a card I made for the challenge this month over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. The challenge is to use a Stampmith stamp, flowers and spring colors. This is what I created .

Supplies :
Paper: MME Lime Twist collection, Bazille c/s, Glossy c/s.
Ink: Versafine sepia, memento tuxedo black.
Stamp: Stampsmith (not sure of the name but I think it's Selena) SU Hello Doily, HFC sentiment.
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Italian lace doily, Marvy daisy punch, MS lace border punch, spellbinders foliage,Lace and Pearls from my stash.

I'm entering this in a few challenges :

TSC40-Spring flowers and colors

Cheery Lynn Challenge 70 -Doilies

Sugar Creek Hollow #51--Lovely Lace

Allsorts Challenge Week 196 --For a Lady

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

TH Tattered Floral Challenge

Tim has a challenge on this month using his Tattered Floral Alteration Die . I have made many flowers using this die so I have gathered them up and grouped them together .I made the flowers from various things --the blue brown and peach ones were made from Crinoline and Tulle which were misted with Distress Inks and dried , the orange one from TH tissue wrap, the pink one from paper towel which was inked with Distress Ink and dried ,the other one was made from Pattern Paper .  I love making them and find it so relaxing cause each one always turns out different .

Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge  

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Just RiteFriday Challenge#091 -Color Challenge

Well I had some extra paper laying around from the other card I made for this challenge so I thought I'd use it up . Here's another card that I did for this color challenge of Yellow, Grey and Neutral

Supplies used:
Stamp: Just Rite Botancial Butterflies
Paper: Authentique Blissful ,Bazille C/S,vellum
Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories: Memory Box Riviera Corner & La Rue Flourish,MS butterfly punch, Spellbinders Delicate Asters HCD726, Labels Twenty, Spellbinders Classic circles and scallop circles, Marvy corner punch ,Pearls from my stash.

Jute Rite Friday Challenge #091

Simon Says Stamp --Anything goes

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Featured this week on Stampsmith Challenge Blog

So please this week to know my card I made for the February Challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog was chosen to be Featured on there blog . Thanks for choosing my card .Here's the link if you would like to visit their blog and play along . The Stampsmith TSC39  Featured winner