Monday, February 28, 2011

Little Round Card

I made a round card with the Sizzix large scallop circle by SU (all supplies are Stampin' Up). Base is Marina Mist with Certainly Celery and Rose Red. Very little stamping was done for this card aside from the Perfect Punches sentiment. Hand rolled a rose and added a pearl center and dazzling diamonds. Paper is Springtime Vintage.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


The Sweet Sunday Sketch and the VSN challenge for birds were combined to make this card. I used all Stampin' Up supplies, the paper is retired, Bliss SAB set on Baja Breeze base.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wedding Wishes

This is for another VSN challenge, to make a wedding card. Paper is Basic Grey Cappella, Nestabilities frame, Stampendous image embossed in silver. Attached some silver rings with white satin ribbon.

Little Red Dress

For the little red dress for heart health challenge. All supplies are Stampin' Up except for strand of pearls.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Speedy's Friends Food Challenge

This will be my last post for the Speedy's Friends Blog Team challenges. Thanks Faith and Vicki for having me on board for all of this time, I had a blast! I'll continue to play along in the challenges of course :)
This week it was my turn to hostess and the challenge is to use something food related on your card. My paper has a woman baking and I used the stack of teacups from the Floral Tea set, cut out and glazed with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds and then popped out on dimensionals. Hope you can play along with us and upload your card to the Speedy's Friends blog.

Virtual Stamp Weekend

It is Virtual Stamp Night over on SCS! I don't know how many of the challenges I will get to, it's hard to stamp on the weekends with all we have going on lately.
This was a sketch, four panels and a sentiment bar. Stampin' Up: Flowers Of Gratitude stamp set, Beachfront rick rack, Adornments rose, River Rock, Whisper White, and Artichoke cardstocks. Embossed paper is by Carol Wilson Fine Arts. Copic markers to color.

Cheery Cherry Blossoms

All supplies used were Stampin' Up. Thinking spring may be coming at some point, just not sure when. I have to go and scrape all of the snow off of my car before I hit the road for my errands, sigh...
Based this card on a featured stamper at SCS today, my sweet and supportive friend, Karen (aka Red Bug Driver). I love pink and celery green together, so lovely for a soft and springy card. Enjoy your weekend, hope it is warm and sunny for you wherever you may be.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring Showers & Flowers

I loved the rubber boots on this paper by 3 Bugs In a Rug called April Showers- Rain Boots. It reminded me of the Green Thumb set by Papertrey Ink so I used those images to create my spring showers card. The Papertrey Make It Monday challenge was to use Scor Tape and glitter. I used Pink Diamond Dust glitter on the strip between the two papers.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wild Ride

I love this Snoopy and Woodstock image and used it for today's challenge to honor Stamp Groover on SCS since she is a big Snoopy fan. Embellishments, cardstock and papers are Stampin' Up, the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers new set called Big Cats.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Polka Dot Tea

A blend of challenges were used to create today's card. Our Speedy's Friends Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers called for using black, white, and one other color. I chose red of course since this makes my favorite color combo. I used the Floral Tea set by MFP with SU papers, the Pals Paper Arts #81 sketch, and today's inspiration challenge at SCS for the graphic art wall tattoos.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Silhouette

One day I hope to get back east when the cherry blossoms are in bloom in the other Washington. The D.C. area is next on our itinerary when we come back home to visit family. So much to see, so little time.
Supplies used for my springtime Silhouette are Stampin' Up: Easter Blossoms set, Close To Cocoa, Brushing Bride, Very Vanilla cardstocks, white rose. The blossoms were colored in Copic markers and the silhouette was clear embossed in Chocolate Chip craft ink.
Designer paper is Chic Bird Foliage by Stemma, paper flowers by Prima.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

(Almost) Springtime Smiles

All supplies are Stampin' Up. Fast & Fabulous set with Easter Blossoms sentiment and the Tulip Frame embossing folder. Today's challenge colors of Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, and So Saffron.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Baja Breeze Blossoms

The Build A Blossom set was used for the flower. Stamped in Night Of Navy and colored with blue marker, Baja Breeze cardstock and ribbon, Springtime Vintage paper, Occasional Quotes sentiment and antiqu brad to finish. This was for today's SCS Featured Stampers challenge. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Our Speedy's Friends mission for this week should you choose to accept it is to create a card using the sketch shown here. I used the new Greet The Day With Gerber set, some designer paper I had on hand and Florida Peach Premium Paper from Mark's Finest Papers.

Blue Valentine

All supplies are Stampin' Up: Springtime Vintage and Elegant Soiree designer papers with Night Of Navy and Whisper White cardstocks. Baja seam binding ribbon and antique brads with Hearts embosslits and heart punch also used. This card is for our Three Amigas challenge to make a non-traditional valentine with no red or pink. For Mojo177 sketch layout also.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Today's featured set is called He Is The Lamb.
For more info on the blog hop and a list of today's links, please check here:

Mark’s Finest Papers

Valentine Bouquet

A sweet treat for a special someone, a little bit of filler and a lot of chocolates! I used the new Big Shot Fun Flowers Sizzix die to create the lollipop flowers in Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, and Pink Pirouette. A heart treat cup filled with M&M's and the Stampin' Up set Sweetheart. Designer paper is SU also, not sure of name or date since it was loose and in a pile. Hope you can join our Three Amigas challenge to make a valentine treat for someone in your life. We could all use a bit of chocolate to get through the dreary winter days :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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I have finally linked up to Facebook and I would love to have you join. Click on Networked blogs on the right hand side of this page to subscribe. Thanks!

Spring Has Sprung

My sample for today's set uses the sweet bunny and duckling in the basket image and matching sentiment. I used Limeade premium paper to make the basket and colored the image in Copic markers, all available at the MFP store.

For a list of links and more blog hop info, please check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Three Amigas Virtual Playdate

My friends Sharon, Julie, and I are getting together for a virtual playdate since our schedules have been too crazy for the real thing.
Julie has challenged us to make a valentine with NO red or pink.
Sharon has challenged us to create a card using only the neutral color family.
I will get the rest of my samples in some time today, click on their names to check out my amigas creations!
This card uses Always Elegant set, Elegant Soiree paper and antique brads. I didn't even realize when I was making it how similar it is to Julie's card, I was so anxious to use my new SAB set with the SCS sketch!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

MFP Blog Hop Big Cats

My Big Cats sample uses the magnificent tiger image colored in Copic markers and highlighted with a white gel pen. I embossed the Aged Sunflower cardstock in copper with an old primitive prints wheel that I had, mounted it to Crisp Copper Kettle and Deepest Mahogany cardstocks, finished with some cording.

For a list of links for today's hop and blog info, please check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Easter Blossoms

For today's color challenge of Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight. I stamped the blossoms in Cajun and colored in with the daffodil and ran through the Big Shot using the Blossom Petals folder. Added my own version of the dessert option stitched wide grosgrain which I don't have any of. Instead I used yellow satin ribbon (Mark's Finest Papers) and thin white organdy ribbon as the stitching or stripes.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Blog Hop!! Greet The Day With Gerber

For todays set of Greet The Day With Gerber I made two samples to show the wonderful vesatility of these lovely flowers that are perfect for year round use and all occasions. The first daisy image was stamped in a moss green and lightly colored with Prismacolor pencils. Stamped the sentiment in black over this. The daisy image was stamped on the cardstock repeatedly in a similar shade ink, added white organdy ribbon from MFP.
My second card uses the Snow Storm white base, a Nestabilities frame and the single Gerber daisy image colored in various colors of Copic markers. The brad in the middle is from the center of the daisy stamped in brown and colored in yellow.

For blog hop information and a list of the links, check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Hello Sunshine

Today's clean and simple challenge was for the colors Poppy, Peach, and Daffodil.
Hello Sunshine stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers colored in Copic markers with today's color challenge of Poppy (image stamped in scallops), Daffodil Delight (card base), and Peach Parfait (I had to sub orange for the peach).
I'm sure it's sunny somewhere today!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Vintage Valentines

I couldn't resist these old fashioned valentines from Daisy D's. I covered up some Sweethearts candy boxes using some of the Daisy D's matching paper and some SU designer paper and added the little valentines.

Handmade Flowers

Our Speedy's Friends challenge at Mark's Finest Papers this week is to make a card with some hand/homemade flowers. Easy enough. I made mine with some SU punches and pearl centers and used the new sneak peek set from MFP called Spring Has Sprung.

Blue Bird with Blossoms

I used the new Occassions mini sets Nature Walk for the bird and Easter Blessings for the blossom branch. The bird was stamped in chocolate and then colored in with watercolor crayons. It's been so long since I've used those! Cardstock colors: Naturals White, Chocolate and Bashful Blue. Antique brad and Lattice Square embossing folder, blue marker, and white gel pen also used.