Monday, March 30, 2009

Dawns Raspberry Suite Challenge Week2

Helllllooo!! Happy Monday! Thanks for tuning in! I got to play in Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge this week. Yipee! Here is what I came up with. I used Stampin' Up! Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery. Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate and Stampers Select White. The stamp set is PTI Garden of Life and Recipe box Label. The little pearls at the top are Just Pearls by SMH that I picked up at Precious Scraps. They are really cute but the white in them doesn't show up so much in the pic. I cut out the recipe box label and added to the bottom of the main panel then raised the entire piece on dimensionals. Quick and easy. I also cut out a teal flower and leaf and added it on the inside of the card. Okie Dokie, I gotta run, if you read my last post you know I have not much time at all to get 150 cards done. I also JUST completed my step daughter's graduation invitations!! OH MY! Why do I get myself into these things? Thanks for the visit and I hope you enjoy your night!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Whiff of Joy and a Death Wish!

ring ring:
Me: Hello
Girl: Hi Julie, I really like the card you made for me. My daughter is having an event and I would love it if you could make this card in these colors: black&white, silver and purple.
Me: Sure
Girl: Okay great, I need 300 of them
Me: Holy Shikes!
Girl: by April 7th
Me: Holy Shikes! I am truly sorry but that is impossible, I am a one man show.
Girl: I understand, how about 150
Me: UH! okay!?!?!
ring ring
Mom: Hello
Me: Mom, i just had someone order 150 cards. OMG, I still have to order stuff, Grace has a dance competition Saturday, what was I thinking........
Mom: I'll come over, we'll get them done.
Me: Your the BEST mom EVER!
Mom: Yes, See you Friday.
Me: Thanks, I love you!
So that was Saturday, Good think PTI delivers in a FLASH!!!
Now, on to my card. This image is from Whiff of Joy sent to me by Jennifer from our blog group.
Any Whiff of Joy was on my image swap request. Jennifer's mother had some so she asked her to stamp a few for me. And she did, and also made a cute little holder to ship them in. Aren't moms awesome! I just got the That's Amore paper pack from CTMH and thought it would be great with this image. I colored her with Copic Markers and used Mojo Monday Sketch69 for the layout. Used Spellbinders scallop rectangle and Favorite Findings buttons. I think she turned out great considering I am still new to Copic coloring. Well, as you can see from the conversation above I need to get a move on. Thanks for your visit. I hope to be back soon. Peace Out!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Inching by just to say HI

Hola..Happy Friday!!! I have so many errands to run today and it just started raining. Poo! Oh well, I am off from work and my sweet Gracie is still on spring break so we will make the best of it. I have a quick card to share. This card uses last months PTI release of Melon Berry. I had forgotten to order the ink but what do you know...CTMH had a new color this year called Sorbet and it matches PERFECTLY!!!! Yea!! I was so excited. The Caterpillar is from Pond Life also PTI.
I ran half of the card through the Swiss Dot cuttlebug folder then scored lines on top and bottom of the Caterpillar. Attached some ribbon both from PTI and a cute little Vintage button and called it a card. Easy Peasy. Okie dokie, I am off. Thank you for coming to look at my blog today. I hope you enjoyed. Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Here is my project for the Papertrey Ink monthly blog hop. I have not been able to participate the last couple of times. Anywho......we are to make a background using stamps. This is what I came up with I am LOVIN' the Damask set by Dawn McVey for PTI. I stamped it in black onto Stampers Select White Cardstock. Mounted that onto True Black and then onto Spring Moss.
It is pretty super simple but makes a statement, I think anyway. Hope you enjoyed. I must run off now to check out the other participants. THANK YOU for coming to look. Go check out the other entries in the forum at PTI.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Raspberry Fizz Box Cards

Woohooo. I made it through another Monday at work! Glad to be home. Hubby is making Jumbalya for dinner...mmmmmmm. so here are the other two cards I made for the Raspberry
Fizz box. Laurens template from a couple of posts down. I used the thank you from PTI Simply Stationary and Guidelines for the first card. On the second card I used Raspberry Fizz Mix and happy birthday from Birthday Basics, all PTI. The square rhinestones are The Paper Studio. Okay dinner is ready gotta run! Thanks for coming over!!!!!!!

Fizz Box Cards

Aww Man, Its Monday already? I must return back to work from a wonderful 11 days of vacation. I guess I am ready really. To get back into the grove of things. Today I am sharing two of the cards I made for the Raspberry Fizz Box below. I used Papertrey Ink With Sympathy for the first one and the second one is a sentiment from Damask. The dots on it were made with a cuttlebug border that I got at my friend Beverly store called Precious Scraps in Dover TN. You should go by her store if you are anywhere near. She is sooooooo sweet. I am off to work, thanks for your visit!!! Have a happy Monday!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Card Box in Raspberry Fizz

Hey Girls! How was your Saturday? I had a little crafting day with some friends. I decided to make the All Wrapped Up box from Timeless Templates from PTI. If you have not ever checked out any of the templates that Lauren Meader designs for PTI you should REALLY check it out. That girl has some serious talent!! And the templates are only $5.00 through PTI you download them and have them forever along with instructions and ideas. I made this box using Raspberry Fizz (some of you know how much I am in LOVE with that color) and Stampers Select White and Raspberry Fizz Patterned Paper. PTI cardstock is the best to use with this box because it is so sturdy. I am not be finished with the design on the outside because I am not sure who I made this for yet and for what occasion. Now I just have it almost done for a quick gift when needed. the other pics are of the box open with cards in it and without the cards so you get the idea of how much it can hold. Depending on how much you embellish your cards you can fit 4-6 with envelopes. The next couple of days I will share the cards I made to match the box. Hope you enjoy it!! Have an awesome tomorrow. And thanks so much for coming by here. I enjoy your company!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Damask and Melon Berry

Happy Happy Friday!!!!!!! Oh, it look like it is going to be a beautiful day today!!! I must get out of the house today...especially since the roofers are putting on a new roof today....I don't want to listen to all that banging and racket! So today I wanted to share the first card I made with a new set from PTI called Damask that was designed by the sweet and talented Dawn McVey. I also played with PTI new color (last month) Melon Berry. The little bitty design above the black is rubon from Creative Imaginations. The sentiment is Heart Print Sentiments. I cut and embossed a Curvy Rectangle from Spellbinders for a main image. My dh says it looks like the mark that psychiatrist use for the patients to determine what the spot is. He said that doctors name that invented it but I cannot remember now. He so crazy! Well tooda-loo for now gang!
thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your Friday!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hippy Chick

Hey!! How are you? Doin' well I hope. Here is a little card I made for my daughters friend birthday party. My sweet friend Gina let me borrow Hippy Chick Hanna. She makes me smile. I colored her with Copic Markers and the tye dye paper I picked up at Joann. That is it. I actually wanted to put more stuff on the card like flowers but, we were running out the door to the party so this was all I could do. Fortunately Gina let me stamp several of the images so I will be able to make another one like I want to. I were worried!! LOL. Okie dokie, I am off. Thanks so much for your visit! Hope you have a great night.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kreative Ladyblogs March Challenge

Hiya! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I am on spring break vacation this week with my daughter wooohoooo!!! However we got stuck at home today with no car. Hubbies car had to go to the shop. We should be able to pick it up today then we will be on full blast spring break tomorrow! Anyway...I am posting a card today that I made for my blogger group challenge. We had to make anything with paper piecing. I love to paper piece I should do i more often. The colors in this card remind me of Strawberry Shortcake! I used PTI Sweet Blush and New Leaf cardstock. The patterned paper is PTI Pink Patterns. The ribbon is twill New Leaf. I stamped the onsie from Bitty Baby Blessings onto the polka dot Pink Patterns. Then cut them out and adhered with pop dots. The little rhinestones are from The Paper Studio. So there ya go. I had fun with this one. Thanks bunches for looking!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

PTI March Guest Star Stamper Submission

Hi There!!! Happy Sunday! Well, I got back last night waaaayyyy later than originally planned from dd Dance competition. Her team got gold in all three dances she was in YEA! I missed the Papertrey Ink release party last night dang gumit. This was my first time playing along with the Guest Star Stamper monthy challenge. One of the catagories was to make a scrapbook page with PTI stamps. This is what I made. The PTI sets I used was: Pond Life, Fresh Alphabet, Simple Alphabet, With Sympathy, Around and About. I also used PTI Men of Life Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Dark Chocolate Ink and cardstock. and CTMH Bamboo cardstock as the base. I did not win this time but if they had a contest of using the most stamp sets in one layout, I may have won that one! LOL. I had a fun time putting the layout together and I completed a page for my scrapbook so that is what matters right! Thanks for coming by today. I love visitors!!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Get Well Soon

Hi There!!!!!
Hope you are enjoying your Friday! Wooohooo the week-end is here! We are leaving in just about an hour for Birmingham Alabama for Grace's dance competition. However I will be back by Saturday evening as her team will be finished by 2 or 3:00. That will get me home in time for the Papertrey Release Party!!!! You need to check it out if you can. They seem to have lots of yummy stuff for this month. This card below is a PTI products card. The colors were inspired by a folder we bought at my daughters favoritest store ever called Justice (just for girls). It is such a cute little store and Grace can spend hours in there! Cardstock is Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet and Ocean Tides as is the ink. Stamps are Flower Garden. The punch is Fiskars
I also used Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon. I stamped the flowers on White cardstock and then stamped the flowers again on separate cardstock and cut them out, raised them on dimensionals on top of the rectangle piece and also the leaves in the stem. Then mounted that onto Curved Rectangles Spellbinder die. Okay, need to pack up the car now. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Floral Frenzy Tags

Hope your day is well! Mine is FAN-TABULOUS! I got my notice last night that one of my cards got accepted into Card Trends Magazine for the August 2009 issue!!! Yippppeeeeee. I am super excited. That makes two now. Yea Me! Okie Dokie, Todays card i love because it makes me think of spring/summer. Actually the Cards Mag called for cards using Mustard Yellow, Teal, and Gray. What a combo huh? So this is what I came up with but it wasnt chosen. And that is okay because a different one was wooohoo. I began by stamping the polka dots in CTMH Grey Flannel on the background. Then made tags with Grey Wool, Ocean and Honey cardstock. I used second generation stamping for the lighter Ocean color on the flowers then stamped the outline image with Grey Wool. Cut each flower out and raised on dimensionals. I cut out a teeny weeny Honey circle then used Liquid Glass for dimension. (Love that stuff). The super cute polka dot ribbon is PTI and the buttons are Favorite Findings. I hope you like it, it is better in person however. Have a great night! DD gets to stay home with me tomorrow as school is closed for illness. But thank goodness she is not sick so we can play! Thank you so much for coming to see me today. I truly appreciate it!

Monday, March 9, 2009

OCCC Sketch Happy Easter

Hi Ya!!!! Happy Monday! Oh, it was a good Monday at work today. That does not happen very often for it to be Monday, busy and still a good day!! Woohoo. I have a friend at work that has asked me to make some Easter cards so I am going to share them with you. This one I used the sketch from Our Creative Corner. I love that sketch and will be using it again. I used Stampin' Up! retired designer paper. Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate carstock and CTMH Colonial White cardstock. The stamps are CTMH Eastertime and Say it with Style (happy). With the sketch in hand, the card came together really quick! okay short post, gotta run! Thanks bunches for your visit today!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Orange Butterfly

Hi There! Happy Friday! woohooo the weekend is here! I was able to participate in the Limited Supplies Challenge today a SCS. I have not participated in a while so this was fun. We had to make a card in less than 30 minutes. I had the card made, area cleaned up and photo taken in way less than 30 mins! wooohooo. It probably to me longer to get the photo uploaded as I was having some technical difficulties. I used that awesome PTI Stampers Select White for my base and PTI Summer Sunrise (my fav) cardstock and PTI Fathers Knows Best patterned paper. Then for the stamp I chose CTMH Butterfly kisses for the butterfly and the sentiment. I used second generation stamping for the solid color on the butterfly in CTMH Goldrush. Then for the main focus on the butterfly and the sentiment I stamped in PTI Summer Sunrise Ink. Then cut the butterfly out, raised it on a dimensional and called it a day! Love fast and furious cards. LOL. Thanks for coming by let me know what you think of this quicky. Have an awesome day!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fabric On Cards

Happy Thursday afternoon! Just got back from hip hop class. I think I am going to have to have a talk with the teacher. I have been practicing at home and FINALLY got the dance moves down, showed up at class today ready to show off and dang it, he changed the song and gave us new moves to learn.....but.but...but...I just got these down!! LOL. Anyway, here is the card I want to share today. I played with some of the fabric I used in the last batch of burp cloths. Paired it with some PTI cardstock and sentiment, added some stitching and Spellbinder Label One die cuts, threw on a The Paper Studio flower and viola. made a cute little card. Thanks a bunch for the visit. I hope you like the card. Have a great night!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tropical Wedding Day

Evening to you all. Hope your Tuesday has been wonderful. Do you remember a little while back I shared some layouts of my friends wedding I had helped her with. I ran across this one and wanted to share. This page makes me happy. I love that I could use these fun bright colors for a wedding layout. Because they got married in Jamaica, the bright colors and flowers just seem to work. The green pointy edge cardstock is bazzil, the pink is CTMH and the flowers are The Paper Studio. The fat satin ribbon, I could not tell you were I got it, it was a long time ago, how awesome that I finally got to use it! Alright kids, gotta run. Have a great night. Thanks for the visit!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Don't Worry...Bee Happy!

Hi Gang! How is everyone?! Hope your Monday is well. I am sooooooooooo glad the work day is over it was SUPER busy today. Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit. Hope you like the card i am sharing today. The cute little bee, flowers and sentiment are from PTI Honey Bees set. The cardstock and polka dot patterned paper are also PTI as is the ribbon. I punched out the sentiment circle from a CM punch and the scallop punch is The paper Studio. I THINK the green ink is Garden Green from CTMH it has been a while since I made this card so I kinda forgot. Oh, I have used this sketch before I belive I snagged it from VervVisual. That's it for now. I gotta do stuff. Have an awesome night. Thanks for Looking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!