Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #90

All the papers and diecuts and cardbase are all from Creative Cuts and More. I stamped a Studio G cupcake for my image and added the cherry embellishment (from Michael's dollar bin. Loved the pretty colors in this great design paper and loved that the cardbase was already punched and ready to go. Hope you join us over at Creative Belli Challenge with your card for this week. :Link your card to Mr. Linky and you might be the winner of a great prize from Creative Cuts and More, the sponsor for this challenge.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Color Dare 65

These colors this week were so fun. They are baja breeze, pumpkin pie, ruby red, and kiwi kiss.
The stamps I used are from  Mark's Finest Papers, the light blue paper is colorcore cardstock "Vintage Collection. I embossed it and then sanded it. I added primas and brads along with this green vine trim.
I hope you will join us over at the color dare challenge this week and link your beauties to Mr. Linky.

Monday, April 26, 2010

MFP Rose for the Cuttlebug Spot Challenge

This is for the Cuttlebug Spot Challenge using a favorite flower.I love a single rose and this rose from Mark's Finest Papers is my favorite to stamp. I colored it with my copic markers. The embossed back panels are done on core'dinations and then sanded to see the underlying color. I'm still busy making Mother's Day cards for all the special moms and friends who are wonderful moms.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Honoring our Mothers

The challenge for today's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge was to make a Mother's Day card. I used a piece of core'dinations textured paper to emboss and sand for the background panel. Then I used the Embrace Life set from Stampin' Up for the flowers and the sentiment is also from Stampin' Up. I colored on the flowers that were stamped onto sweet blush from Paper Trey Inks and then colored it dimensionally with my copic makers. The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Save the date-May 1st

I hope I'm not bugging you too much, but I just want to get the word out this week that the challenges over on Mark's Finest Papers' Blog starts May 1st. We want everyone to come by and check out all the weekly challenges that will be appearing on the blog and check out any surprises and new sneak peeks that may be a part of the fun.
I can't believe how much Mark's Finest Papers has grown in just the few months of its operations. You will find unique stamps, wonderful papers, and charming embellishments. Join us in the fun and do the challenges along with us.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

More New Things over at Mark's Finest Papers

I used one of the new sets coming out in May from Mark's Finest Papers called Tropical Vacation for rhis card for SCS's Ways to Use Challenge today.  Having lived on the Texas Gulf Coast all of my life, I really fell in love with this set. Something else that is a new happening involving Mark's Finest Papers is the new challenge blog that will feature other sneak peeks at all the exciting things to come from Mark's Finest Papers. The new blog called "Speedy the Cat's Friends" will begin on May 1st. I look forward to being on the design team for the blog and I hope all my followers on this blog will check things out over there in May. I'll keep you posted on more details next week. You won't want to miss out on the fun.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Color Dare 64

This week's colors of old olive, summer sun, and certainly celery. I thought these colors were perfect for this set from Mark's Finest Papers called Daffodils and Anise. It just seems to scream "SPRING!" I hope you will join us in this week's challenge and link your card to Mr. Linky here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #24

I used the large sunflower that I won in last month's Crew Challenge to make the Hip to be Square card for this month's challenge. I used a square card, square panels, and my cuttlebug folder with squares to emboss onto the panels and card. The sentiment is from the daisy set. I am using up some of my soon to retire summer sun cardstock from Stampin' Up. The other colors are kiwi kiss from SU, lime freeze and hazelnut tan (both from Mark's Finest Papers).

MOJO Monday 135

I used the set from Mark's Finest Papers called Spring Breeze for today's Mojo Monday sketch. The card base is hazelnut tan from Mark's Finest Papers as is the ribbon. I used a scrap of design paper and a scrap of Basic Grey design paper for the card and also SU's basic black. I colored the image with my copic markers. I stamped the image and sentiment with Memento's Tuxedo black.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Color Dare #63

This week's colors for the color dare challenge are some of the retiring Stampin' Up colors:
pale plum and lovely lilac together with tempting turquoise.Glad the turquoise is sticking around.
I use the medallion stamp in the tempting turquoise pad. I hope Riley had a great spring break, that everyone had a happy Easter, and that all of you will join us in the Color Dare Challenge this week. Post your card to Mr. Linky here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Belli Challenge #89

This week's image is a digital image from Sweet n' Sassy. The challenge for this week is to use diecut shapes. I used one of my new spellbinder set.I also used  some nestabilities for the tag. The design paper is from my favorite company, Basic Grey. The cardstock is pink pirouette, which Stampin' Up is bringing back--yeah!!! I liked it with the kraft paper and  white natural. I colored the image with my copic markers. The sentiment is from Sweet n' Sassy as well.
I hope you will join us using some of your favorite die cut shapes. Go over to the Creative Belli Challenge blog to link your card to Mr. Linky.

Monday, April 12, 2010

FLLCAPR10 Cherries

Not liking my chances as #1 on Mr. Linky, I decided to do another twincy for Flourishes' monthly challenge so I could have another shot at the free sets to be given away.  This is one of my favorites sets from Flourishes. I used pure poppy cardstock from PTI. I colored in with my copic markers.
I cuttlebugged half of my card and used my Martha Stewart punch along with my SU punch  on the black cardstock. Red, black, and white are one of my favorite color combos, and that touch of green in the leaves gives it a little pazazz as well.

MOJO MOnday 134

This card is for the Mojo Monday sketch. I used a piece of Basic Grey design paper to inspire the colors and other elements of my card. The punch is my freebie from Stampin' Up from Salebration. The sentiment is also Stampin' Up.
Using some of my retiring barely banana and apricot appeal on this card as well as dusty durango. The cardbase is pretty in pink.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Psalm 27:14 SSIC#34

Learning to trust in the Lord has given me great peace. He teaches me patience in my waiting and builds my strength in trusting His timing to be much more perfect than the time frame I place upon situations. I take peace in knowing when His timing is right,  it will be perfect in every way.I love John Waller's song "While I'm waiting" which says "While I'm waiting, I will serve you. While I'm waiting I will worship.
While I'm waiting I will not faint, I will run the race even while I wait." God can put that wait time into very productive things when we just give it to Him.

This scripture stamp is from Sweet and Sassy. I used sage shadow cardstock to emboss with my cuttlebug, and two pieces of Basic Grey design paper that I cut with my spellbinders. The flowers, leaves, and butterflies are punch from various paper punches. Yellow stickles added the glimmer.  

Friday, April 9, 2010

FLLCAPR10_My Twinchy

This is for the challenge over at Flourishes that you can find here. I used red pure poppy paper from PTI and the dotted design paper is from Basic Grey. I used a white strip that I punched with one of my Martha Stewart punches and added the red organdy ribbon. I stamped my twinchy with Flourishes' poppy. I colored it with my copic markers. I added a basic black piece to frame it.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CCEE1014_silhouettes in the shade

I've always loved this retired set from Stampin' Up. I thought one of the stamps in this set would be perfect for the CCEE challenge this week called "Silhouettes in the shade". The little girl chasing butterflies seemed just the image for spring. I used some old SU design paper, certainly celery cardstock and Basic black. The other design paper is from Basic Grey.  The butterflies are punch with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch using some scraps from my scrapbox.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


What fun it was today to get the chance to play all of the Tuesday Challenges I love!! This card is for the Flourish Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use something you've been saving. This little dragonfly charm is from a small collection I have hoarded for years. I used one of my newest Flourish sets, Lace Edges, embossed in gold onto a piece of Basic Grey dp. Even though I have used the larger violets in the violet set, I have not ever used this small one. Seemed like the perfect challenge to put some ink on it.

CC265 and MMSC48

This is a double challenge card. I find myself doing more of that because of time limits. What's the old saying,,,killing two birds with one stone?? This is for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and also for the SCS' color combination challenge. This week's colors: soft suede, tempting turquoise, and certainly celery. I used a Paper Trey stamp for the flower, and a SU sentiment. I punched out my butterflies, colored my white pearls with a brown copic marker and did all my coloring with copic markers.

Monday, April 5, 2010

MOJO 133

It's Mojo Monday and I just had to get one done as I have missed a few Mondays lately. Love this quote of Oprah's on this stamp from Verve.

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #33

The challenge for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ was based on the scripture, John 3:16. Your card was to represent something that represents LOVE to you. Well, I just happen to have this scripture on my latest Verve stamp set, so I could not think of anything that shows more love than the love of which these words speak.

I love this paper from Basic Grey that I mounted onto Scarlet Jewel cardstock (PTI).

I hope everyone had a very blessed Easter and were reminded of just how much God loves you in these words.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Copic Creations challenge #25

I love these sweetpeas from Flourishes. They are so fun to color with copic markers. I used BV00, BV04, V12, G20, G21, G24 and the blender pen.