Friday, July 31, 2009

MOJO97 - Praying for You

Good Morning!!! The sun is peeking out!!!! Going to be a lovely day!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!
Got to play in my craft corner last night and this is my card for dear friends and the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge for this week. I used a lime green Bazzill cardstock as my base, matted the Raspberry Tart DSP from SU with white Swiss Dot cardstock. The tree stamp and sentiment is from the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set from SU. The tree is stamped on white cardstock, matted with green Bazzill cardstock which have been cut and embossed with the Spellbinders Dahlia Nestabilities. The edges were inked with SU Purely Pomegranate Ink. I also added white organdy ribbon (SU) and two buttons from my button jar. The photo corner punches (SU) were punched from green and pink Bazzill cardstock.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hello There!!

Hello to all you faithful Blog hoppers. Just a note today...looks like another rainy weekend. Maggie and I are going to be alone this weekend...both of my men are going away so it is just a girl's weekend!!! I am heading straight to my crafting corner....hope to get in a few right and have lots of new projects to show you. Thanks for popping in!!! Have a blessed weekend!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

SASSC25 - Joy

This is another card with a dual purpose. I made two of this card (with slight variations on the 2nd card) for wedding anniversaries for friends as well as the SASSC25 challenge this past week. I used a butterscotch coloured Bazzill cardstock as the base...the PP is from jillibean SOUP - Minestrone - Sliced Leek which is double sided. I matted the patterned paper with blue bazzill cardstock and also used swiss dot yellow cardstock. The sentiment is from a SU retired set which is popped up on a piece of blue Bazzill cardstock punched with the SU round scallop punch. The blue butterfly is die-cut with the cuttlebug. I added miscellaneous large red brads from my stash and light green dew drops from Robins Nest. The red ribbon is from Walmart and the sentiment is stamped with Purely Pomegranate from SU. On the 2nd card I reversed the PP for a slightly different look and used green grosgrain ribbon with three small blue flower brads.

Grateful for You

This card is made using one of my new favourite techniques, inking with re-inkers from Stampin-up. I used Real Red, So Saffron and Always Artichoke....put the ink on a folded up kleenex and made the background tartan on photo paper. Then used the Baby-Wipe technique with the same re-inkers and used the Upsy Daisy stamp from SU to create the flower garden also on photo paper. I stamped the sentiment from SU (can't remember the set) and used the green ribbon from Walmart...mounted everything on yellow Bazzill cardstock. Also stamped a little butterfly from SU "Flight of the Butterfly" in Bashful Blue (SU). I have used this techinque several times and love how it turns out.

SC237 - One of a Kind

Hello all of you faithful bloggers in blog land. As most of you know I have been on vacation and then last week I had a extremely busy week getting back into the swing of things with work, etc. Michael surprised us with an early return from BC where he was working this summer so it has been great to spend time with him. Anyway, I had not done any card-making until last Friday when I made this card with a dual purpose....for the birthday of a dear friend (Ruthie!! - Happy 60th!!) and also for the Split-Coast SC237. I used blue Bazzill cardstock for the base and then matted the PP with brown Bazzill cardstock and the main image in the brown and green Bazzill cardstock. The Sentiment is from Inkadinkado and the party girl stamp is from Close To My Heart. The ribbon is from Walmart and the bling is from Recollections (Michaels). I also used the Stampin' Up slotted punch for the ribbon.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

MOJO 93 - Happy Birthday!!

This card serves two purposes...a card for a dear friend....and the Mojo Monday 93 Sketch Challenge. This is a large card, 5 1/2 x 8...using chocolate brown Bazzill cardstock as the base, PP from Brenda Walton of K&Company which is double-sided and matted with purple Bazzill cardstock. I then used the Spellbinders large square scalloped die using the purple Bazzill cardstock which served as the mat for the PP and my image which was stamped using SU "Oh, So Lovely". I also tried something new with the little butterfly on the brown Bazzill cardstock. I used a Butterfly from Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Offs, two-way glue and the new, extra fine glitter from Glitter Ritz in Bronze, Pink and Yellow. Still new at this application but really like it!! My Sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado which was inked from a purple SU marker. My edges were inked with a sponge from the same market. I used SU coloured pencils to colour in the flowers. The ribbon is a green grosgrain from Walmart. I then used embellishments from doodlebug design inc. boutique brads, sugar plum assortment to brighten the card up!!