Sunday, February 26, 2012

Feelin' Lucky Challenge #2

This week's card is for and I make a card using stitching with a St. Patricks day theme. This one was so much fun to do. I'll let you be the judge.
I love the two color theme on this card. So to begin with I cute a 3" square out of the top of the inner white card, ran it through my Sizzix and the small dots embossing folder. Then I cut 1/4" strips of my green to make the lattis work over the cut out. Then I replaced the square cut out over that on the back to make it really stand out. The back ground was sewn on  using a machine blanket stitch.
You get a better look at the lattis work here. I really like this look.You also get a good look at the stitching. I cut the flower from two different dies, ran it through my small dots embossing folder and put a pearl in the center.
I ran a piece of scrappy ribbon across the bottom and placed the St. Patricks Day sentiment that our sponsor donated over the top at an angle. I think the card has a real classic look to it.
For the  inside I used my Creative Memories stitch cutter to finish off the bottom and ran a 1/2 strip of white through it to give it that stitched look. The journaling box is just a white square. Must say, I love this card.


This weeks challenge over at UNSCRIPTED SKETCHES is from this sketch.

This is my take on that sketch.
Here is the challenge sketch.

I really like this sketch. I sewed that green back ground on using a blanket stitch with my sewing machine. Then I took dark green and framed in the white square and retangle after running it through my dots embossing folder by Sizzix.
For the flower I cut out the stem and leaves from my smaller leaf maker and to make the flowers I used Tim Holtzs rosette maker. I just love, love, love that tool. I topped off the flower with a green button and green embroidery thread.
I placed the smaller rosette on the bottom just above my Sentiment.
For the inside I framed a piece of white journaling paper with the same plaid paper from the front and then cut a fancy floral corner piece to add interest. I love this card. Here's one last look at my finished card. Hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

PSC20: Get Well Sketch

It's time for another Perfect Sentiments Challenge. This week challenge is a Get Well card using a sketch. I will show you the sketch in must a minute, but first for my card.
And now for the Challege Sketch.
This is how I used the sketch to make my card.
For the center circle I used the large Floral Doily Motif cutter by Spellbinders. I then ran it through my BigKicks in the small dots folder by Sizzix.. For the sentiment I used my "Cricut Phrases Cartridge to cut out the Get Well Soon sentiment and layered it on top of the Doily.
In the corner I made a yellow polka dot bow to add more of  a spring touch.
For the bottom lace look, I cut 4 corner pieces from the same Floral Doily Motif, the glued two of them together and placed them ontop of the polka dot ribbon that I used for the bow. Very elegant look for this card.
For the inside, (which is upside down and I don't know why, but my computer WILL NOT KEEP IT UP RIGHT) anyway, I placed the same yellow ribbon and cut two of the corner pieces out of yellow, this time to match the front. I think this card SHOUTS OUT Get Well.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Made Especially For You's weekly card challenge!

This weeks challenge was to use only Three Papers. This is what I did.
I had this great travel paper that I had wanted to use and I thought this challenge would be perfect for it, It has dimention, different textures and had that wonderful rose, lavendar color tone that I was looking for. It also looks like many papers put together.
This flower, although you can't really see it has a very light lavender color to it and it's all paper.  I had found it in the bottom of my tub where I keep all my flowers. It was just perfect.
The darker lavender paper that I used for the side and the sentiment was just in my paper scraps. Just love using up little pieces of scraps that are really not of much use for anything else. It looked alittle bare so I added some self sticking pearls to give it that elegant feel. I hope that this card gives you inspiration for you own card.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge:PDCC119

My card today is for the Play Date Cafe Challenge: PDCC119. Their challenge this week was
Color Splash. The challenge was to make a Black and White card with a Slash of hot pink. I chose to make a Pink and Black card using the White in the Pink Sorbet Twinery thread. Here is my card.
My scallop is cut out from my Cricket card  Accent Essentials pattern #31. For the half circle I used my Creative Memories circle cutter. I removed a portion of the scallop and circle to give it this dementional layering. For the smaller circles I used my Creative memories circle cutter. I ran the Pink Sorbet thread around the card three times, placing it about a 1/4" apart.
The flower was cute from my Sizzix. I layered it with pink and black, with a black button threaded with the Pink Sorbet thread.
I had a stash of these great metal sentiments and thought that the Loving one said it all about
this card.
To finish the inside off, I placed a smaller #31 cut out with three strands of the Pink Sorbet thread tied in a knot.
One more look at my finished card. Now for the inspiration card.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PSC19: All Holiday and Seasons

It's time for another "Perfect Sentiment Challenge" and we could choose what ever Holiday we wanted so I chose to do St.Patties day.
This was fairly easy for me since I used dimentional stickers by Recollections. I love using these when time  just gets away from you and you need something quick.
I cut the St. Patrick's Day sentiment from the center of St.Patricks Day Paper from DCMV. I bordered it with white and poked my holes around the outside edge. I really needed a larger needle for making my holes but they are there. In the left corner I placed the good luck Horseshoe.
Along the left side I punched threading holes and weaved a strip of white paper through it. I really like the looks of this.
For the bow I used a shoe string with clovers on it. Just the perfect touch.
One last look at my card for the PSC.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Made Especially For You Sketch Design

Really had fun with this one. I started with a cream colored card and covered the front with this tan and brown striped paper. Under the lace it is framed with brown strips which you can't even see.
I got in my favorite ribbon box and found the fun pink lace with a pink ribbon running through the center of it.Then I put this really cute pink hand made flowerette to go with it.
In that same box of ribbon there was this cute old fashioned lace that I put all around the outside of the card. I loved this lace.

We were given 4 choices of stamp art by DIGI and I chose this cute little bear to place in the center of my card. Haven't done allot of coloring art but I think it turned out fine, and finally.
I had this adorable LOVE stamp that I stamped on brown paper and then just cute it out. I think it finished the card off very nicely.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


This is my first UNSCRIPTED SKETCHES Design. I'm really excited to be participating in this weeks challenge. So here is my take on the sketch challenge which I will show you later.
I used a creamy yellow card stock for the base of my card that I ran through one of my embossing packets from Sizzix . I went digging through my piles of scraps I found this really cool brightly striped card stock that I had used along time ago on a Scrapboooking page and it had the same color yellow in it. It went perfectly. I had made these very small layered flowers awhile back and stuck them in a  baby food jar and thought they would add the texture that the sketch had. I added the Birthday sentiment to the top and a flower rosette. I really like how it turned out.
For the inside I printed out this birthday sentiment on my computer and add another little flowerette to the corner.
One final look. Thank for stopping by. And now for the inspirational sketch.

PSC18: Inspired with Love

It's time for another LOVE inspired card challenge from a sketch. I really love the colors on this one. It brings out the love side as well as the colors of Spring.
For this card I used my Sizziz  decorative edged pre-cut card maker. I first cut it out in white then again in the green. I cut it apart at the score line and shortened it by 1", ran it through my checkered embossing pouch to represent the brick look, then layered it ontop of the white.
I found some scrap pieces that had the right color of flowers and fussy cut two of them with a couple of leave and placed one on top of the other with a strip of the cordinating dots along the side.
I found a piece of shear lace in my stash with some pearls and twisted the lace then hot glued them together for alittle textured pop.
I just love this LOVE stamp. It says both love and spring to me. And once again I stamped it on a scrap piece of cordinating paper and fussy cut it out.
For the inside I fussy cut another flower, placed a strip of cordinating paper onto of the same Bazzil green. Just love the finished product on the this card. And now for the inspiration of this piece.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Design Team challenge card

Today I am presenting my first Design Team member card. Our task was to create a Valentine card with some kind of tag. This was my take on that challenge.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

PSC17: Missing a Button

Perfect Sentiments Challenge
I started this card with a double sided card stock. Floral on one side and Polka dots on the other. Then I took white Bazille paper, ran it through a pretty card cutter that had this neat edging on it. Then I ran it through my cool Sizzix embossing folder.
I added three strips of olive green ribbon on the edge and place a Rosette from my Tim Holtzs Rosette cutter in the corner.
For the sentiment I used the contrasting side of the paper, cut a smaller piece of white for the top and wrote the I miss you. I found these two old buttons in my button jar and they were tented green so they matched perfectly and I had two of them, which is unusual for me. Usually I will have one.
The inside shows the back side of the card stock that I used. I chose to use the other side to make my smaller rosette. I am addicted to that die.
And this is the finished product. Love it.

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