Sunday, March 9, 2014

One Fabulous Couple Card

 photo OneFabulousCoupleCard.jpg Today's card is one I did for four challenge blog sites. I based the layout of the card on Sketch Saturday's design. Casual Friday's challenge is called Shades of Gray so I used gray cardstock plus a silver (which looks gray) glitter cardstock. The Runway Inspired challenge photo is also in gray with touch of black so I think it works with it as well. Last but not least, City Crafter Challenge wanted a black and white photo for their challenge. I used a photo image stamp by Stampsmith (LOVE these type of stamps). :) The pretty diecut is a new one by Sizzix called Curly Gate. The sentiment stamps are by Art Gone Wild (one of their Words To The Rescue sets -- Variety Pack 2). Hope your weekend has been a good one. I'm off to put some pork chops in the crockpot for a easy dinner. That way there will be more crafting and relaxing time this afternoon. I'm hoping to read some too. I have started The Troop by Nick Cutter. I like to read all types of fiction as long as it is good (wink). Saw where Stephen King said The Troop scared the h--- out of him. That really got my attention. Would I be brave enough to read it and turn the light off at night? :) So far, so good.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Stamps of Life Patterns4Flowers Set

 photo SOLMarchExtraDaisySetThree.jpg The Stamps of Life March set was called crazy4daisies. I'm posting the "extra" set for it called patterns4flowers. More patterns and fun sentiments for the crazy4daisies set. I tell ya having stamps sets like this take almost all the work out of creating your cards. :) Check out all the ideas for these stamp sets in the gallery.  photo SOLMarchExtraDaisySetTwo.jpg  photo SOLMarchExtraDaisySetOne.jpg Can't believe it is March already? Getting excited as I get to do some traveling this month to visit my oldest daughter in Dallas (where we will be going to see Cher in concert). :) I may have to grow my hair long, paint my nails and wear a halter top. Nah, just messing with you....no one would want to see that! Wink. :) Hope you have a fun weekend of crafting planned.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Stamps of Life February Release

 photo spinner2stamp.jpg New month, new stamps!  :)  The February release for The Stamps of Life is called spinner2stamp and is soooooo much fun!  I'm sharing three quick cards I did with the set.  The St. Paddy's card also uses the set shamrocks4us (just in case you had to know.....wink).  :)  photo SOLFebruary2014SpinnerCardOne.jpg  photo SOLFebruary2014SpinnerCardThree.jpg  photo SOLFebruary2014SpinnerCardTwo.jpg I hope you are staying warm in your neck of the woods.  This winter has been a COLD one in Alabama. It makes for some nice warm days in my craft room though.  :)  Until next time.....

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Be Happy Card

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Sharing a card I did for a Hope You Can Cling To Challenge over at Split Coast Stampers.  You were to make a card based on a fairy tale.  I immediately thought of one of my favorites which was Thumbelina.  I got excited when I realized I had a stamp that would help me make it a reality.  :)  The image and sentiment are by Magenta.  I decided to go with a purple and white color theme (because you know purple is a fairy's favorite color.)  :)  I also dug out my sparkle fibers by Clearsnap because they look "fairy-ish"...yep, that is a word I just made up.  :)  I had some new white lace which had a scalloped edge so I mixed it with a large scalloped edge diecut by Sizzix.  I embossed the scalloped borders with a polka dot embossing folder by Sizzix cause fairies love polka dots.  Wink.  :)  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your Wednesday is a good one.  I'm happy to report my back is getting better....a little each day.  I can practically walk again!  Yea!  :)  In a few more days, I might just be able to kick up my heels!!!!  :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Floral "Thinking of You" Card

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I hurt my back Sunday afternoon and have been walking like Tim Conway used to on the Carol Burnett show.  (For those of you too young to know what I am talking about, let's just say SLOW.)  :)  It has been hard to do anything but sit with a heating pad on my back since then.  I have been joining in the fun at Split Coast Stampers and creating cards for their Hope You Can Cling To during the month of October.  I have not missed one of the challenges so was determined to keep up...even with my "hurt back."  So here's my card I created for today's challenge called "Sending Flowers."  I heated embossed the flower images in the top right and bottom left.  All of the stamp images are by Gina K Designs.  The patterned paper and flower are by Prima Marketing.  I added some jewels, gems and baker's twine to finish up my fast and easy card.
Hope you are having a good day and thanks for stopping by.  I guess I'll be taking it easy for several more days but it's not all bad (except when I move...wink), I'm getting caught on my favorite shows plus reading....which as busy as I stay is a treat.  :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dancing Boots Card

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Sharing a card I did for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers today.  You were to have boots or shoes on your creation.  I immediately thought of some new stamps by Unity Stamp Company that came in the mail a few days ago.  How's that for perfect timing?  :)  I used papers from The Denim Stack by Diecuts With A View.  Did basic stamping with an ink pad by Clearsnap (ColorBox in Nautical) and got out my glitter finish Mod Podge to coat a chipboard key that I had rubbed red ink on (by Mod Podge as well).  The corrugated "life" word is new by Jillibean Soup (lightly rubbed red ink on it and just a little glitter Mod Podge).  The diecut shape is by Sizzix (one of their new framelits....which I LOVE).
The flowers are by Prima Marketing and the brad is by Crate Paper.  After I finished the card, I felt it still needed a little something when the "lightbulb" in my brain went off (amazing I know).  :)  I got out my fringe scissors by Martha Stewart and "fringed" some denim looking cardstock.  I adhered it around all four edges and was happy with the results.  Hope you have happy plans for the weekend.  Tonight is one of those bittersweet ones for me.  My youngest daughter will perform her last "home" game with the band tonight as she is a senior.  It's also "senior" night and parents are in a little pre-game activity.  You'll recognize me as I will be the one with the "tears" in her eyes ( or possibly just down right boo-hooing).  ha-ha  I tell ya, this "mom" stuff is hard.  Wink.  :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

My Favorite Hope You Can Cling To Cards

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It's October so you know what that means.  It is time for Split Coast Stampers annual Hope You Can Cling To event.  I look forward to this each year as the challenges are so much fun and what better cause to create cards for.  :)  There is a different challenge everyday and so far I have not missed one.  Posting "my" favorites I've created so far.  One of them was picked a "favorite" at Split Coast too which "made my day."  :)  It is the Spread Your Wings card below (both butterflies "move" either up or down to reveal hidden message which was the challenge that day).
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The bottom two were done with some DCWV patterned paper plus stamped sentiments but I like the way they turned out.  I thought they were happy cards.  :)
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If you are playing along at Split Coast Stampers currently, you are missing out on a lot of fun plus a great cause.  You can read all about it here.  Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday and enjoying this beautiful fall weather.  I'm hoping I can make it out to the front porch later to read a good book and enjoy the birds singing.  :)