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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A card for 4 Challenges

I made a card to fit 4 different challenges! I really enjoyed putting it all together. Stamp Simply's challenge #126 was to use purple and green. (My favorite color is purple!) The Sketch is from I {heart} to stamp (a great sketch that I'm sure to use again), Stamping Sisters in Christ's #26 challenge is to let someone know how much God loves them, based on I John 4: 10 "This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins." They are giving a really cute Simon Says stamp set to the winner. And at Fred She Said, the challenge is to use one of Tracey's digis (she has lots of awesome freebies) on your creation. She is giving a $20 voucher to her store to the winner!

I used one of FSS's freebie digital flowers. I copied it 4 times on regular paper. I colored each blossom with watercolor pencils and blended with lavendar oil. (first time I ever tried this technique. Usually people use mineral oil, but I didn't have any. The lavendar worked nicely.) I used Copic marker to color the background of the medallion and along the edges of each petal. The ivory card base is Bazzil Shimmer paper, the dark purple green papers are from DCSW shimmer stack. I cuttlebugged the green panel. I wrote the sentiment on Tinsley by EK Success.

I love this color combo! I hope that this card will bless someone needing to know how much God cares about them.

Thank you for visiting me!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crafts for Eternity, Our Daily Bread, and Saturday Spotlight Challenges

Hi. Here is a fun card that I made for three challenges: Crafts for Eternitywhich is a recipe challenge offering a mini card kit for the winner, Our Daily Bread: where you need to use red or pink and some bling and offering a $15 gift certificate for ODB stamps (which I would LOVE to win), and Saturday Spotlight: whose challenge is to use a household item to make your card. They are giving 4 digi's from Victoria Case as a prize.

Here is my card recipe:
The zebra is a chipboard from Debbie Mumm's Noah's ark, the polka dot paper is from Paper Studio, I've cuttlebugged the red panel and used a Spare Parts jumbo flower for bling. (I colored a pearl with a Copic marker and added tiny pearls around it.)The green panel paper is by Francis Meyer. I used a Spellbinders die for the red panel on the outside and the black one on the inside. I wrote the sentiment by hand. Now for the fun part: For a household item, I used two swimsuit bra hooks (Dritz) on the front with the striped ribbon through it. and then, most of you will recognize the bra extender on the inside.

I'm going to give this card to my sister-in-law who is quite buxom! I, on the other hand, am not! Hopefully, this card will not seem off-color to anyone. I hope it makes you smile instead.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Inspirations Challenge #3

This weeks inspiration comes from Ornette Coleman's CD cover. Ornette Coleman (born in 1930) is an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s. Check out the challenge blog for a link to hear a sample of his music.

SIMPLE DOODLES DIGIS is our gracious sponsor this week. I have used two of their stamps on my card: the heart and the sentiment. Trish will be giving 3 digi stamps of your choice if you win the challenge! So, come and play with us, we'd love to have you!

I used my new Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant to frame the heart. Notice the white in the background? It's the Colorado snow!

Thank you for visiting me today, have a blessed day!

Woo Hoo! I won! I won! All Four Flourishes newly released sets!!

Wow! Did I ever hit the jackpot!! I am so excited to recieve these sets! They are so beautiful. I have been wanting to purchase Flourishes stamps for quite some time, but due to budget constraints, I've been waiting, but NO MORE! I cannot wait to use them and show you how great they are!

Thank you so much Flourishes!

And by the way, you should check out the talented Design Team they have. They blow my socks off! I'm not kidding.



Stamp Something Challenge: Something Cute

This week's challenge at Stamp Something is to make something cute. Their sponsor is Wags and Whiskers (very CUTE stamps). I have made a card that I think is cute. It's for my step-mother who had knee replacement surgery this week. I've used Basic Grey DP (Lemonade), sentiment by Printworks (Scripture), buttons by Spare Parts, leaf punch by EK success,some stickles for accent, and ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The design of the card is by Angella Crockett from Our Daily Bread. I even used the same designer paper!

Thank you for looking today!

Daring Cardmakers, Dutch Dare and Simon Says Challenges

Hi! I've made two cards of the same design, just different colors for three challenges this week. Daring Cardmakers: Have a Heart, Dutch Dare : Valentines Day (to win two stamps by Crafty Sentiments)and Simon Says: What's love got to do with it? (to win a $25 voucher and a pile of goodies from CHA!).

I used a stamp runner by Inkadinkado for the heart border, the border punch is Martha Stewart, the "i love my family" stamp is by Heidi Grace (We are Family) and the polkadot paper is by Paper Studio.

Thank you for looking today!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Flourishes "What's Your Cup of Tea?" Challenge

Hi. I've made this card for my neices birthday using the theme from Flourishes this week. (favorite drink) They are offering three of their new release sets! I would love to win!!!

My favorite drink is eggnog with a little bit of Bailey's Irish Cream, and a dash of cinnamon!

The design for my card is based on a card I saw in the recent paper Crafts magazine.The designer is Maile Belles. I've used embroidery thread and a button for embellishment. I used Versamark to emboss the green and burgandy patches, and the DP on the bottom left is by Jillibean. Very simple, with a terrific result!!

Thank you for looking. Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Card Positioning Systems Challenge

Hi! I've made this card for my grandson's very first Valentines Day! This is for the sketch challenge at Card Positioning Systems. They are offering a great prize from PaperTrey! The Iris folding pattern was designed by a talented lady named Ingrid McKracken. The Birdie is a digital stamp from Simple Doodles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stampin' sisters in Christ Challenge: Matthew 18:4 "Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

The Challenge on Stampin Sisters in Christ this week is to make a card with something that is childlike. Well, I thought: BALLOONS! I made this for my friend Danielle today. the Designer paper is from K&C Company: Amy Butler. The stamp on the front is by Autumn Leaves: Word Flourishes. The first two pictures is the matching envelope that I made for the card. Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp Something Fridays, Charisma Cardz and Cute Card Thursday Challenges

I am loving this new technique! Again, you can find a great tutorial on Valita's blog.

I am entering my card in Stamp Something Fridays Challenge and Charisma Cardz. Both challenges are based on "Love". I am also entering my card in Cute Card Thursdays where the theme is Spots and Dots! I have made this card to give to my daughter next weekend. Thanks for looking!