Thursday, June 30, 2011

{Took a Little Break}

Hello friends, I am sorry it has been over a week since I last posted a card. I decided to take a little break from blogging. I've been working on cards for the latest Paper Crafts magazine submission and those cards can't be posted soooo...   I hope you are having a great summer so far! It has been hot hot hot, but we are dealing with it.  lol   Today I am posting a patriotic card featuring an adorable stamp from Stampendous. This little guy makes me smile, and I hope he does the same for you! I colored him with pro-markers, and the blue gingham paper is from A Muse Studio. I added a bow and a chipboard star covered with the same blue gingham paper. To finish my card I added glassy glaze to his wings. I had fun making this simple little card! I hope that you have a fun,and safe 4th of July weekend, and thank you for visiting my blog today!

 Today I am playing along with the  following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #55 - Red White and Blue

Use It Tuesdays Challenge # 11 - Red White and Blue

Woodware USA Challenge #33 - Patriotic Theme
Sunday, June 19, 2011

{Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 116}



Hello again and welcome to another super fun week at Cupcake Inspirations! This week we are being sponsored by Amber Ink and 1 lucky winner will receive a $15 shopping spree for their store! Here is this weeks Cupcake Inspiration picture:



I love love lady bugs and had so much fun making my card! I paper pieced the cute image and printed the sentiment onto kraft card stock. I added 4 different pieces of ribbon and a pink scallop border using my SU scallop border punch. I finished off my card with a little bit of hand stitching in the top right corner. I would love for you to play along with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!!

{A Color Challenge}

 Good Morning! I hope your weekend is going well, we just finished the yummiest breakfast ever and now that the kiddos are full and happy I can steal away a few minutes to post this card! My card was inspired by this weeks challenge at Color Q:

These colors are not my normal choice of color scheme but I love the way the look together so I knew I had to play along! The floral stamp I used is from A Muse Studio and as you can see I stamped it multiple times in the color challenge ink colors. I added some hand stitching using my WR Memory Keepers "Sew Easy" and machine stitching around the entire card.  The buttons are from BasicGrey, and the sentiment is also from A Muse Studio. I am very pleased with the way my card turned out! I am also playing along with the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges - add twine, floss, string


                       Thank you for visiting my blog today!!

                                      
Saturday, June 18, 2011

{Moxie Fab Rainbow}


Oh my gosh it was SO hot here today! Over 100, craziness! We tried to stay inside as much as possible which meant playtime in my craft room! I love rainbows and knew I had to play along with this weeks Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.


Everything I used to create my card is from A Muse Studio. I stamped the little flower in 6 different colors of AS pigment ink, and added rhinestone centers colored with matching copics. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and finished off the card with AS Toffee twine. I love my happy, cheerful card and I hope you like it to! I am also playing along with the following challenges:\\

Crazy 4 Challenges - add twine, floss, string,

Easy Craft Projects Challene #40 - Inspiration Photo



                                                           Thank you for visiting my blog!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

{Berry Sweet}


Hello friends! I hope you are having good Wednesday. I am back again with another card. I created two cards for this weeks CAS-ual Friday's challenge. My bingo combination is button/flower/twine.  I used the PTI Fruit Fusion set "Berry" and the Amuse Studio Woodgrain background stamp. I used the "rock and roll" technique on the strawberry using A Muse Studio Cherry and Cranberry. The cute flower is from A|S and started out white. I sponged it using A|S Butter creme pigment ink. I love this cute little card, and I hope you do to!

 I am playing along with the following challenges:

CAS-ual Friday's challenge







{Oceans of Love}

Good Afternoon! Today I am posting a CAS card that I created using the Papertrey Ink set "Whale Wishes". The whale is just so cute and I love the sentiments that go along with it! I created my card with this weeks CAS-ual Friday's Bingo challenge. Here is a picture of all of the possible combinations:


 For my card I used the buttons/ribbons/chipboard combination to achieve my tic-tac-toe! I stamped the whale using the "rock and roll" technique which happens to be this weeks Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge. I used Pacific Point, and Buckaroo Blue. I used scrap pieces of blue scallop ribbon, and I covered a circle shaped piece of chipboard using A Muse Studio polka dot card stock. I added a button to the center of my sun. I think this may be one of the most simple cards I have ever posted but I LOVE this card!

I am also playing along with the following challenge:

Lawnscaping Challenge #11 - CAS
        
I hope you are having a good week and as always thank you for visiting my blog today!
Sunday, June 12, 2011

{Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 115}


Good Afternoon and welcome to another week at Cupcake Inspirations. This week our challenge is being sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs and one lucky winner will receive 5 images of their choice. Sweet! Here is a picture of this weeks Cupcake Inspiration


The fun Birthday cake image I used for my card is from Prairie Fairy. I colored it using Promarkers, and a blender pen and ink. The patterned paper, button, and puffy pink letters are from American Crafts.  I hope will play along with us this week! Thank you for visiting my blog!



Friday, June 10, 2011

{Happy Dad's Day}


    Hello Friends, I'm back again today with another card using only A Muse Studio supplies! I knew I had to make a couple of Father's Day cards and I wanted to share one of them with you! I used the A|S stamp set "Rock Star" for the guitar and sentiment.  I created the textured look on the guitar using the "kissing technique" and one of the stamps from  my new "Mad For Plaid" set.


Now would you believe that the plaid background was created by yours truly? Well, it WAS and I again used the "Mad For Plaid" stamp set. I think this may be my new favorite set! I used three different A|S pigment inks, Sky, Papaya, and Wheat.


I also used my "Harlequin background stamped in Slate pigment ink.  I added a pocket so that a gift card can be added.  This was a fun card to make and I hope my hubby likes it! Today I am playing along with a handful of challenges:




 





{Studio Stampers A Muse Studio Blog Hop}



    Good Morning friends and visitors! Today my A Muse Studio Upline (the ultra talented Krystie Hersch) and several of her downline (myself and my fellow consultants) are bringing you the June installment of our monthly Blog Hop! We have an extremely talented team that I am pleased as punch to be a part of!
   Today, everything I used to create my card is from A Muse Studio. I used stamps from the stamp sampler sets I received in my kit. The only stamp that was not in my kit is the Wood Grain background stamp I used to create the tree trunk. I love making landscape cards, and find it to be very therapeutic after a hectic day (yesterday). My card is pretty much self explanatory, but if you have any questions about how it was made let me know!  Now what would a blog hop be without candy, right? So, today I am giving away a $5 gift certificate towards any item in the catalog, and an A Muse Studio catalog to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment and check back on Sunday to see if you won. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me. Next on the hop is the very talented Kathy Hatzke and if you didn't start the hop from the beginning here is the full list of everyone participating in the blog hop today:

Krystie Hersch http://www.cleanandsimplecards.com
Lianna Vigil  http://llamatales.blogspot.com/
Kellie Maggio  http://iscrapyouscrap.blogspot.com/
Kari Bell http://karikards.blogspot.com
Kristen Watson  http://branchandsky.blogspot.com
Veronica Zalis  http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com  -----> You are HERE
Kathy Hatzke  http://www.kathatstamps.blogspot.com/
Kelly Spivey  http://www.southpawpaperarts.com
Lisa Wakabayashi http://dragonfliesandcats.blogspot.com
Karen Crisp http://www.papernstamps.blogspot.com

Kristie Hartfeil  http://krismybliss.wordpress.com
Angela Schellenberg  http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com
Heather Wroe  http://wroedeo.blogspot.com
   Today I am playing along with a few challenges:

Card Patterns Sketch Challenge #118

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Pretty Pastels"



Good Afternoon friends and visitors! I've had my card ready for pictures since this morning, but a certain 3 year old decided to put my SD card in his mouth and I had to buy another one! Little stinker. I know I always say this, but I LOVE the way my card turned out today! I used a small flower from the "Clever Girls" A Muse Studio stamp set. I stamped the flower in three A|S pigment ink colors, Lichen, Lemon Whip, and Shell. I think they look beautiful together. The birthday sentiment is from the A|S set "Contemporary Greetings". I added a paper lace border strip lined with blossom bakers twine from "The Twinery". My card features this weeks CAS Friday's sketch:


I am also playing along with these challenges:



Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

{Just a Hello}


Hello and welcome to my blog! Yesterday I took a quick trip to Michael's and picked up some of their new Studio G cling stamp sets called "Ditto". They are SO SO cute and on sale this week for $2.00 a set. Each set has around 4 stamps, or one  large stamp like the stamped floral image on my card. I used two Ditto stamps on my card today. I stamped the main image in A Muse Studio "Orange" ink, and the sentiment was stamped in SU Early Espresso. The orange gingham paper is also from A Muse Studio. I added some super cute orange twine from "The Twinery", and added scallop borders using my SU ribbon scallop punch. I finished off the card with an A Muse Studio flower that started out white, but was colored with two shades of AS pigment ink applied with a make up sponge. I added a little orange button to the center of my flower. I love this bright, sunny card, and I hope you will to! Today I am playing along with the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up Challenge #22 - Orange







Sunday, June 5, 2011

{Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 114}

   Good Morning! It's Sunday morning and time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! This week we are being sponsored "Di's Digi Downloads" and one lucky winner will receive 5 digi's or 2 stamps. Sweet prize! Here is a picture of  this weeks Cupcake goodness:

These are way too pretty to eat! To create my card I used the retired SU background stamp "Paisley" and stamped it in Pacific Point Classic Ink. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock and adhered them to my card. Next, I used my circles Nestabilities and cut out 6 circle shapes and created the super fun, and very easy to make fabric flower!

To create the scalloped border I used the EK Success  Abstract Circles punch and punched white card stock, and Pink Pirouette cardstock, I layered them hoping to create a subtle pink tone.  But not too much pink.  I added some silver ribbon, and stamped "i love you" using A Muse Studio "Slate" ink. I finished off my card with machine stitching.  I hope that you will play along with us this week! 

Today I am also playing along with this weeks Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger:   

      My soft pink border, along with the blue paisley background, white embossing, silver striped ribbon, and pretty linen flower reflect the beauty of this weeks trigger. Well, at least I think so!

                                                        Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Friday, June 3, 2011

{Happy Thoughts Make Happy Days}


Hello again! I have one more card I wanted to share with you! When I saw this weeks Colour Q Challenge I knew I just HAD to play along! Check out these bee-utiful colors



     See what I mean?  The stamp set I used is SU's "Apple Blossom". The DSP is also from SU. My border was created using the Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I finished off my card with a button tied with Cappuccino twine from "The Twinery". Love my twine! Thank you for stopping by! I am also playing along with the following challenges:

The Paper Players Challenge #49 - Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenge #121- Pink and Orange






{Love - A Reason For Happiness}


      Good Morning! I am so glad Friday is here, it has been a long week.  I was able to finish a couple of cards today so I will be posting another card later this morning. My inspiration for this card is from this weeks Case Study Challenge featuring the talented Jill Foster.  To create my card I used paper from my   Garden Party DCWV stack.  I stamped my new Inkadinkado mesh screen background stamp in SU Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla card stock. Next I stamped the beautiful sentiment from  Hero Art's . I distressed and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink and added curled edges to add even more dimension. I added a flower accent from American Crafts that I picked up from Peachy Cheap last week and holy cow I can't believe how well it matches! Finally I finished off the card with a button tied with Sugar twine from A Muse Studio. This card is a touch on the simple side, but I love  the way it turned out! Today I am also playing along with the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #40 - Anniversary

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 105 -  Wedding/Love







Thursday, June 2, 2011

{Hi Sweetie}


Good Morning and welcome to my blog! This week just got away from me but thankfully I was able to find a bit of time to play in my craft room. Today I created a card using my brand new PaperTrey Ink stamps "Fruit Fusion Cherries" set. I fell in love with the latest release and just had to have all of the fun fruit stamps sets! Thankfully they are only $5 each which is a great deal for PTI stamps.  I also used some of the matching patterned paper that went along with the release. Isn't just too cute? The rosette and leaf die cuts are metal die's by Marianne Designs that I got from Sweet Stamps.  Its kind of hard to see in the picture but the leaves are embossed! Super cuteness! I added a bit of  vintage lace to my card and finished it off with a pretty bow made with Cherry Satin ribbon  from A Muse Studio. Today I am playing along with a few challenges:

                                                         Card Patterns Sketch  Challenge #117