Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Friday Mashup! FM 77

Good afternoon, blogger friends!  It's been awhile since I played at the Friday Mashup, but I finished this card Saturday night and wanted to post it before its too late again!  The guidelines for the mashup this week are 

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a "Indian Summer" themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with any three colors from "Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Indian Summer Themed project with the color combo". 

I think I qualify for the mashup this week.  I used all the above colors with the background card stock being cajun craze.  I matted the embossed sections of cajun craze, more mustard, raspberry ripple, and lucky limeade on early espresso.  My trees come from the Mod Tree Border punch by Memory Box.  I stamped each of the above colors on my trees.  I got the design for my card from a past Mojo Monday challenge.

By the way, I love all these colors together.  I think I'll have to use them together again.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #27

Good afternoon, blogger friends!  Happy first day of fall!  Since it is the first day of fall, I'm posting the card I made for Joanna's Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #27.  I had been wanting to try the starburst technique since I saw the challenge on The Friday Mashup!  last week, but I didn't make the deadline.  (I found a tutorial if anyone is interested.)

To make this card, I got out my embossing folders and used real red for the section in the middle and various shades of orange for the other sections.  My background is cajun craze.  I stamped the image from the Inspired by Stamping set, Delicate Doilies II and added a rose and some crocheted lace  from the Inspired by Stamping store. My sentiment comes from SU's Petite Pairs.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I love reading your comments.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Hello, blogger friends!  I don't usually do square cards, but I decided to try one with this weeks Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.  It actually started out to be a masculine card and morphed its way into a more feminine card.  I used some My Mind's Eye card stock with several SU punches and two SU stamp sets, Party Hearty and Bring on the Cake.   I added 2 flowers from the IBS store and another from my stash.  I also decided the card needed some bling, so I added quite a few pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love to read your comments.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mojo Monday #258

Good afternoon!  I made this card for the Mojo Monday #258 challenge.  I used SU's Tempting Turquoise for my background with some Doodlebug DSP Petite Prints layered on top.  I used some rich razzleberry ribbon.  My medallion is from the Quint-Essentional Flower Stamp by SU.  I think it would have worked as a birthday card, too.  What do you think?

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Freshly Made Sketches Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Freshly Made Sketches! Your sketches have inspired me greatly this year.  For today's challenge, we could choose from any of the Freshly Made Sketches past challenges.  I chose sketch #13.  I used some retired SU paper, Orchid Opulence as my back ground and added some Bella Blvd. DSP, Sunshine and Happiness.  My flowers came from the Taylored Expressions set, Faith in Bloom.  The sentiment came from the SU set,  Because I care.

Thanks again for the inspiration, Freshly Made Sketches.  May you have many more anniversaries to come!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Merry Monday #32

Good afternoon, blogger friends!  I had this afternoon off, so between loads of laundry, I decided to make a card for the Merry Monday #32 blog challenge.  I actually made another card on Monday, but I wasn't too crazy about it, so I decided to try again.  My base for this card is SU bashful blue card stock.  My DSP is by Heidi Grace designs, Shimmer Flocked Paper.  The opposite side of the DSP is shimmery, too, so I used that paper for my ribbons.  I used a SU set called The Snowflake Spot for my snowflakes and embossed them in silver.  I also embossed the sentiment.  The panel is dry embossed with some dazzling details to add a little bling.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Thanks to this blog, my Christmas cards are all almost done.  Yes!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #51

Good afternoon, blogger friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful Monday.  Once again, I'm cutting it close to make the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, but I did get a card done.  I'm trying to get back on track with the blogging after many interruptions lately.

I made this card with some DSP made by Doodlebug called limeade daisy stripe.  The flower came from Faith in Bloom made by Taylored Expressions.  The sentiment came from SU's Short and Sweet.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love reading your comments.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge Guest Designer

Hello blogger friends!  I'm so excited today to be the guest designer for one of my favorite online challenges. For this challenge, we were to use the lovely photo above and the colors blue, green, yellow, and cream.  I thought this stamp set from Inky Antics, Daisy Bouquets, was perfect for this challenge.  I embossed the design on water color paper and did some fancy cutting.  I then colored it and added a flower from Joanna's shop and some bling to the daisy/sunflower.  My DSP comes from My Mind's Eye and the gorgeous crocheted ribbon again comes from Joanna's shop.  

I haven't been able to do many challenges lately.  My sister graduated with her master's degree in nursing and we had a big celebration in Illinois.  It was wonderful to get to visit with all of my sisters this time:  there are 5 of us.  When we were almost ready to come home, we got a call that my husband's uncle had passed away. We left for the funeral in Pennsylvania on Tuesday and didn't get home until Friday.  While there, I got a call that I got the job I had interviewed for:  I start tomorrow at Archiver's.  I'm really excited about that job.  Archiver's is a scrapbooking/cardmaking store, and I'll get to teach classes.  Yes!  Less time on the computer, probably, but I'll get to do something that I love, and I am thrilled.

Thanks for stopping by.  I love reading your comments.