Saturday, August 27, 2011

Not just a pretty face...

Girls just Wanna Have Fun!
That is the fun challenge this Sunday (August 28) at Pile it On.
Come and join in on the fun and you might win a prize from the sponsor this week - The Paper Shelter.

The Creative Details:
Image: The Paper Shelter
Coloring: Copic Markers in blush, crimson, cool grey
Marvy Ink: Orchid pink and lettuce
Embellishments: Jeweled brads, resin rose, silk ribbon, stickles (diamond)
Tools: Border Punch, mounting foam
Techniques: Paper Piecing (robe and towel)

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Cardmakin Mamas - pink
Corrosive Challenge - girlie
Crop Stop - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - funny sentiment
Crafting for All Seasons - ribbon, shine, flower
Digital Tuesday - Girls
Jelly park - punches
Kaboodle Doodle - ribbon
Kich N Bleus - use a digi and green
My Time to Craft - girls
Paper Shelter - Die cuts and punches
Pile it On - Girls Just Wanna have Fun
Sew Many Challenges  - edge Punch
Scrapbook Sisters - flower, ribbon, gem
Some Odd Girl - paper piecing
Stamps R Us - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension and texture
Truly Scrumptious - pink
Put on a Pretty Face and
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

School days

School Days!
They're Back!
That means I'm back to work teaching.
 Love the students dearly but will miss having lots of time to create.
The Creative Details:
Image: Meljens Designs
Sentiment: Crafts Meow
Coloring: Copic Markers  in lilac, buttercup yellow,
 manganese blue, reddish brass. blush, willow
Embellishments: Glitter dots, ruler sticker, green glitter for border,
white glitter dots, diamond stickles, satin ribbon
Tools: Nestibilities dies, scallop border punch, swiss dot embossing plate

Clear it Out - Glitter it
Creative Inspirations - back to school
Cupcake Inspirations - (photo inspiration)
Delightful Challenges - Back to school (primary colors
Fairy Tales - Back to School
Fussy and Fancy Friday -embellishments
Little Darlings - School
Little Red Wagon - Back to school
Meljens - Sparkle, shine and glitter
One Stop Craft Challenge - Bold and Bright
Paper Pretties - back to school
Pennys Paper Crafts - Back to school
Phindy's Place - Something new
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids - die cuts/punch
Speedy the Cat - Emboss
Stamp Insanity - Anything goes
Two Sisters - Back to School

Be an A+.
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sweet Cupcake

Sweet Cupcake
I did this card for my daughter's college dorm floor - they are called the sweet cupcakes.The resident in charge of the floor had made cute cupcakes with each girl's name, hometown and their major and had posted them on their doors. It was quite fun to read all the names. The resident had also posted a big birthday chart so I am trying to make cupcake birthday cards for my daughter to give to her
 friends on the floor during the year.

Sweet treats are also the theme at Pile it On this week (beginning on Sunday August 21). The prize is a gift certificate from Simon Says and you know how many fabulous things they have in their store.

The Creative Details:
Template: Stampington
Stamps: Hero Arts - Script
Colors: Marvy Inks in pink, grey orchid
Embellishments: pearls, bakers twine, hand-made banner

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments -anything goes
Bearly Mine - bling
Catch the Bug - shabby chic
City Crafters - use up your scraps
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Crafts for eternity - use a flag, ticket or tag
Crop Stop - pearls
Fuzzy Wuzzy - shaped card
I Did It - shaped card
Mami Doodles - shaped card
Paper Crafting Journal - anything goes
Paper Variety - threads
Sentimental Sunday - #68 shaped cards
Simon Says - food or drink
Simply Create - distress
Scrappy Frog - bling
Stampin Bs - distress
Sundays with Crissy - Keep it Simple
Tuesday Tagger - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes

Stay Sweet
Stay Warm Harted

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Late Summer Fun

Late summer fun.
Inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger photo (see below).
 Love the combination of pink and yellow.

The Creative Details:
Image: Paper Angel
Paper: La Creme by DCWV
Inks: Marvy Orchid Pink - for sponging
Embellishments: Black pearls
Tools: Border punch, scalloped circle
Supplies: Mounting foam

The Challenges:
Art Impressions - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journal - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - round and round
Tuesday Trigger - photo  inspirations
365 Cards - vintage plus pink

Stay Warm Harted,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You are Amazing

A Telegram...
You are Amazing.
Recently I commented on an adorable teacher's set that someone had made. I had loved it and wrote how great it was. She was a complete stranger but I really loved the set and she was so gracious to offer to give it to me. Well, I received it this week and it is so lovely and I am so happy. I cannot wait to put it on my desk when school starts in another 12 days. The card below is a darling "telegram" set from the Craft's Meow - that is my thank you card (via snail mail) to this generous lady.
The Creative Details:
Image: The Craft's Meow
Inks: Marvy in ochre for distressing (TIP- need to antique lace? just rub with a dye ink)
Embellishments: Antique lace, black & white brads, flower (Prima)

The Challenges:
Crafts and Me - blue or blue/green
Jelly Park - favorite embellishments
Paper Take Weekly - bingo
Pollycraft Monday - distressing
Top Tip Tuesday - thanks
Scrapbook Sisters - Blue
Simply Create - Distressing
Shabby Tea Room - Polka Dots
Speedy the Cat  - distress

Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blue Floral Bag ...

Stay Cool and Use Blue...
This beautiful floral bag (just right to put your pretty cards in as a gift) is all about blue. Blue is the theme at Pile it On this week beginning on Sunday August 14. Just use any three shades of blues somewhere on your project - it doesn't have to be all blue. We need some "cool" colors after all this summer heat.

 Don't you just love the bag and the flower embellishment too. The flower was made dimensional by rolling the petals back over a small pencil. I also made a little set of matching cards using a pretty flower template.These were made from templates from the Pile it On sponsor this week which is Krisi's Kreations. She has really cool ideas!

 The Creative Details:
Templates for bag and flower: Krisi's Kreations
Sentiment: Great Impressions
Embellishments: Resin brad, metal brads, blue lace, pearls, diamond stickles
Tools: Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)

The Challenges:
Catch the Bug/Bug a Boo - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge - a gift
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday - clean and simple
Ellephantastic - layers
Incy Wincy - something new (digi template) and old (blue lace)
KB Cute Monday - Anything with a digi (flowers were digis)
Lollipop - monochromatic
Paper Pals - recipe
Papertake Weekly - Flowers - make your own
Pixie Cottage - flowers
Stamp n Doodle - recipe
Truly Scrumptious - Use some lace
365 Cards - Garden

Hope you have enjoyed this "blue" set!
Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Chicken" Up

Love this play on words - "Just Chicken Up on You"
Don't forget the theme this week at Pile it On is down on the farm and
how appropriate is this card!

The Creative Details:
Image: My Favorite Things Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in napoli yellow leaf green, willow, sand, reddish brass, cool grey, crimson
Inks: orange and ochre (Marvy for sponge technique)
Embellishments: corrugated paper, twine, ribbon, pearls, paper flower, metal brad

The Challenges:
365 Cards - odd number of embellishments
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Charisma -Pick three-flower, pearls, glitter
Everybody Art - summer
Fresh Brewed - Hot colors
Pile it On: Down on the Farm
Kaboodle Doodles: Primary colors
Sassy Studios - Get Sentimental
Top Tip Tuesday - straight line
Use it Tuesday - Indian summer (hoarded item is the stamp)

Take some time to "Just Chick Up" on some one!
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

You're Berry Sweet

You're Berry Sweet

I love raspberries.
I love the color.
They evoke the sweet days of summer.

 The Creative Details:
Images/Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in leaf green, willow, anise, lilac. crimson, raspberry
Embellishments: satin ribbon, metal brad, diamond stickles
Tools: Spellbinders - oval cut die

The Challenges:
Bug a Boo - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Crafty Pad - go fruity
Doodle Pantry - Use a Doodle Pantry image 
For Fun Challenge - anything goes
Paper Take - Anything goes, plus metal
Play Date Cafe - Inspiration photo
Poodles Parlour - In the garden
Raise the Bar - Anything goes
Stamp Something  - Use a digi
Wags and Whiskers - sparkly

Enjoy the last of summer
Pick some berries.
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Garden Window..

Through a Garden Window...

The Creative Details:
Image: Heartfelt Creations
Sentiment: A Muse Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in leaf green, lilac willow, crimson, sand, cool shadow,
powder blue, smoky blue, reddish brass  
Embellishments: grosgrain ribbon, flowers (Prima), pearl brads, rhinestones
Tools: Heartfelt Creations die cut window scene

The Challenges:
Copic Creations: Landscapes
Crafty Cardmakers - use a butterfly
Kaboodle Doodles - In the Garden
Mami Doodles - Flowers
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Float My Boat

You Float My Boat!
The last month of summer break calls for
cards with summer colors and themes!

The Creative Details:
Image: Taylored Expressions
Colors: Copic Markers in orange, cool grey crimson red, powder blue, ice ocean
Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon rhinestones, diamond stickles, palm tree button
Tool: Circle border punch

The Challenges:
Crazy Challenge - sun is out
PaperTake Weekly -  favorite stamp
Paper Variety - circles
Really Reasonable Ribbon - sizzlin summer
Sarah Hurley - punch it
Lady Bug Crafts - favorite stamp

Float a Boat Today!
Stay Warm Harted,