Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{Spring Upsy Daisy}

I could not ask for a more beautiful day then what we have here in Southeast Oklahoma today! I wish it could be like this every day of the year! Since the sun is shining I was inspired to create this springy card using the Stampin' Up! set "Upsy Daisy". I love how easy it is to create a beautiful card using this set! The main image was embossed with white powder, and a quick tip when you heat emboss, aim the heat gun on the opposite side that you embossed, and the image will be glossier. It works, it really does! The DSP is "Material Girl" by Cosmo Cricket. I used the SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, and my Janome for the stitching. I used a folder from my Cuttlebug "Romance" collection for the elegant embossing on the top of the card. I am very happy with the way this card turned out! I hope that you are having a great day today, and thank you for visiting my blog!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ICSketches #59- Happy Together!

Good Morning! Today I am posting a card I made using the challenge sketch from ICSketches #59 . I have noticed so many sketch challenge blogs and thought ya know, maybe I am missing out so I will be trying my hand at them now to! For this card I used the adorable Stampin' Up! set "Happy Together". This set was one of my freebies from "SaleABration". It is so cute! The DSP is also from SU, and features the current in-color Melon Mambo. The super cute Felt Flower I used is the "Sweet Pea" felt flower and leaves collection that can be purchased in the current Spring mini. If you have not yet gotten your hands on these I HIGHLY recommend doing that before the Spring Mini is over. The card stock is SU's textured Choclate Chip, and Kraft, and I used my handy dandy Janome Sew Mini to add the stitching. The ribbon is a spool I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I had fun making this card, and using my SU set for the first time. Thanks to Inspiration Card Sketches for this super fun sketch and challenge!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lovin' The Sunshine

Today has been the perfect spring day! Yesterday it was cold, wet, and snowing with no accumulation to speak of, but cold nonetheless! What is going on with the weather this year? Oh yeah, global warming. lol Anyways, since it was bright and sunny, and Cam is finally feeling better I was inspired to play with my new stamps today and this is what I came up with! The set I used today is by Papertrey Ink (PTI) and it is called "Everyday Button Bits" I have loved this set since I first started seeing cards made with it, and I know I will be going back to it over and over again. I used Stampin' Up! Real Red Card stock, and ink, and the cherry stem was stamped in SU Green Galore. I'm not crazy about Green Galore, and wish we had a better shade of green but, it works. The DSP is from the SU Hostess pack from a few years ago. And I used my Janome to sew around the square. The white square was made using my Labels 1 Nestabilities. This was a fun, and easy card to make, and after my last card that took me a few days it was nice to make something more simple, that didn't take so long. I guess I don't really have a particular style, or brand of card making I can do easy, and I can do several layers. I think it is a good thing if you can do both. Anyways, I am always grateful and happy to read your comments, and I thank you for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm Back with a (late) OCC Challenge!!

We got back home from our week long trip to Corpus Christi Texas on Saturday. It was so nice there, and truthfully I had no idea that the gulf coast was so beautiful! I hope to go there again this summer and maybe we will do some beach camping. (I have always wanted to do that) Anyways, I started the card I am posting today before we left, and finally finished it yesterday. It was from the OCC March 6 Challenge. I have had a sick little munchkin since we got home from Tx, so I have not had much time for anything else. I used a WishRak image that I received featuring an adorable High Hopes Bunny Rabbit! I used my Prisma's and OMS to color him. The DSP is by K and Co, and was stitched with my little Janome sew mini. I layered felt flowers, and used an Embossing folder from Stampin Up. The ribbon is also SU. I love this cute card!

Two weeks ago I was super lucky enough to win this blog candy from the Paper Crafts Magazine Blog and I got that package on Monday! I can't wait to play with my new stamps! I rarely win anything, so this was a very nice surprise. I hope that you are enjoying the beautiful spring weather, and if not, I hope it comes your way soon! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lazy Saturday Afternoon

I am sitting here with the cool breeze blowing enjoying this beautiful spring day and I hope you are enjoying this day as well! I LOVE this time of year when everything starts to green up, and the spring flowers start blooming, and that is where the inspiration came from for the card I am posting today! I am in the process of un-mounting most of my retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets and have found that I am reaching for them more often now that they are easier to use! That being said I dusted off my retired SU set "Butterfly of Happiness" and inked up for the first time in a lonnnnng time. I used SU More Mustard to stamp the sentiment, and the Butterfly is clear embossed with clear powder, and SU More Mustard Craft ink. The butterfly DP is from KI Memories and the other odds and ends were just embellies that I had on hand. The layered card stock that my sentiment is stamped on was made using my Cricut, and SCAL software. LOVE my SCAL program. =0) The pearls I used on my card today were a gift from Rebecha (Garagesale Diva). Thanks my friend! I hope that all of you have had a great Saturday! Thank you for visiting my blog!