June 23, 2017

Muse Challenge #221

This card was made for challenge #221 at the Muse Card Club.  I used a piece of colorful patterned paper for my background and the Hello background die from Poppy Stamps.  It took me some time to remove all the letters from the die cut and paste them into place on the paper; I'm happy with the result.

Inspiration I took from the Muse card came from the multiple "thank you" in different fonts and the colors on Jenni's card.  Jenni Murray made the Muse inspiration card below:

Glad you stopped by today and it's a cold one on the front range today :)

June 22, 2017

Just Because ...

Every time I see the colors black, white and red together they look so nice.  I chose to use these 3 colors for my card today and am entering it in 2 challenges:

The Card Concept - Romantic roses, see below.  Concept: clean & layered
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper

So happy you stopped by today :)

Did Someone Say Watermelon?

Summertime says watermelon to me, just love watermelon, always have.  When I saw this week's sketch at Cas(E) this Sketch I knew exactly the card I wanted to make!

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Birthday Flowers


This week's challenge at Seize The Birthday is "Anything Goes".  I have been trying to create pretty watercolor backgrounds lately and was so happy with this one I decided to use it on my card for the challenge.  I added the "honey blossom sprig" die from Memory Box and some sparkle and a sentiment to finish my card.  Oh yes, the sparkly ribbon; one can never have too much sparkle :)

So happy you stopped by today, now go get your sparkle on xoxox

June 20, 2017

Camp Create Day 3 - Spectacular Shakers

Camp Create Day 3 at the My Favorite Things blog is Spectacular Shakers.  I haven't made a shaker card is some time and after watching the video on shaker cards I learned a better way to make one, thanks so much MFT stamps.  The Gnome set from MFT is one of my favorite stamp sets, I just love the little Gnomes.  I put both tiny flower sequins and larger clear sequins in the shaker for dimension.
What a hot day today, 99 degrees, set a record on the front Range.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Camp Create Day 2 - Remarkable Resist

Camp Create, Day 2 at My Favorite Things blog is Remarkable Resist.  As I have not done this technique before, the video was a great help.  I used a music background stamp and flower dies and sentiment from My Favorite Things.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Camp Create, Day 1 - Wonderful Watercolors

This card was inspired by Camp Create, Day 1 - Wonderful Watercolors at the My Favorite Things stamp blog.  I enjoyed the video by Stephanie and was surprised when I used a designed paper towel to splotch my watercolor background and the design appeared.

So happy you stopped by :)

June 17, 2017

Muse Challenge #220

I just love these crazy dogs, they are so darn cute.  I made this card for the Muse Card Club challenge this week. I'm going to give this card to my husband for our 33rd wedding anniversary next Tuesday, I know he'll get a kick out of it.

Below is the Muse card by Tracey McNeely.  I took inspiration from:  Colors - light blue and yellow and Father's day - our dogs are our children.

So happy you stopped by today :)

June 16, 2017

Birthday Poppies

I made this flowery, poppy card for 3 challenges today.  The poppy stamp is from Technique Tuesday, rose paper from My Favorite Things, sentiment from Mama Elephant.  
The 3 challenges are:

So happy you stopped by today.  Don't forget to smell the flowers :)

June 15, 2017

Flower Cascade

I made this card yesterday for 2 challenges this week:

Simon Says - Emboss It

The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes

The embossing folder is from Spellbinders "grid" and the "flower cascade" is from Penny Black.

So happy you stopped by today and a beautiful day it is here in Sedalia :)

June 1, 2017

Simon Says - Anything Goes

O.K., so if you know me you know I love dogs, always have.  We have 2 wonderful dogs and a mischievous cat (see my side bar).  I finally added these Tim Holz crazy dogs to my stamp collection and couldn't be happier.

 I made this card for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week which is "anything goes".

So happy you stopped by today.

I better go before Boo, my cat, walks across the keyboard again :)

Muse Challenge #218

We are celebrating Ardyth's 50th birthday this week at the Muse Card Club.  The challenge is to "mask" one of Ardyth's many beautiful cards.  I chose to mask the lovely card below made by Ardyth:


So happy you stopped by today :)

May 28, 2017

Birthday Cupcakes

I used "cupcake thief" by Mo Manning for my card today.  I've had this stamp for some time and love making birthday cards with it.  I am entering this card into the challenge at Seize the Birthday;  the topping option this week is Something Sweet.  I ask you, what could be sweeter than 3 cupcakes :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  A cupcake sounds good, may have to make some :)

Time to sparkle and shine

Freshly elegant is the challenge at The Card Concept this week.  I took inspiration for my card from the photograph given as inspiration.

Received the "graceful faerie" by Poppy Stamps in the mail yesterday (along with a few additional fairies) and placed her on this card with Stickles on her wings.  The flower die is from Memory Box and I cut this with MFT gold paper.

Here is the inspiration photo:

So happy you stopped by today; lovely Spring day today :)

May 26, 2017

Flowers for your Birthday

Took a trip to my local stamp store today and bought a number of items I just couldn't live another day without :)  The flowers on this card are from Spellbinders, sentiment from Papermania and he squiggle border from Taylored Expressions.  I colored the flowers with my Zig marker, just love these markers.

I am entering my card into 2 challenges this week:

Casology - Loud
Case This Sketch - see the sketch below

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Muse Challenge #217

I made this cute, little box card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  This is my first attempt at making a box card and I'm happy with the result.  I found a YouTube video by Sandi McIver showing how to make a rectangle pop up box using 8 1/2 X 11 paper, wrote down the instructions and Viola!! a card was born :)

Here's the adorable Muse card by Kim Heggins:

I know I will be making many more of these boxes, they are all that and a bag of chips :)

Thanks for stopping by today, it's a good day to be Happy!

May 25, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #289

When I look at the pretty woman dancing outside it makes me happy; I love this set from Stampin' Up. I put Zig makers to paper, daubed green and blue ink for the grass and sky and added little flowers for my card that I'm submitting to Freshly Made Sketches for this week's challenge.

Here's the sketch:
So happy you stopped by today :)

May 24, 2017

Hi Sunshine....

SUNSHINE is the challenge word for this week's challenge at City Crafter.  This card is made from 3 dies and 3 little yellow bling gems and 1 stamp.

Sunshine - Simon Says Stamp
Hi - Winnie & Walter
Simple Leaf Flourishes - My Favorite Things
Treviso Blooms - Memory Box

So glad you stopped by today.  The Sun is shining here in the Rockies :)

May 23, 2017

Henna Elements - turquoise, lime and navy


There is a color challenge this week at Just Us Girls; the colors are turquoise, lime and navy.  Although the card base looks black in this photo, it is navy.  As I didn't have lime green ink I used wild wasabi ink for the little leaves.  The large flowers are turquoise and the small flowers are navy.  The stamp set is Henna Elements by Altenew.

Glad you stopped by today and a beautiful Spring day it is :)

May 22, 2017

Fusion - Navy Patterns

This card was made focusing on the sketch  at Fusion Card Challenge and also using navy as the prominent color.  The rose paper is from My Favorite things and I just love it.  The paper comes in bright and pastel colors; the blue goes so well with yellow, don't you think?

Here is the inspiration photo from Fusion:
So happy you stopped by today :)

May 19, 2017

A Bit of Sparkle

The Wednesday challenge at Simon Says is "a bit of sparkle".  Although hard to see, the flower on my card has quite a bit of Stickles "sparkle" on it.  I've had this Technique Tuesday flower stamp for some time now and I never get tired of stamping a pretty card with it.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Flower Challenge - Case a DT Member


This month the Flower Challenge is to Case a DT member's card.  The DT creates such beautiful cards it's a challenge in itself to pick one to case.  I chose to case the pretty card below by Aileen:

Glad you stopped by today.  We have snow on the ground, last one for Spring?

May 17, 2017

Muse Challenge #216

I made this card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the flowers were made using a stamp set called "painted petals" from Stampin' Up.

Here is the pretty inspiration card made by Jenni Murray:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

May 10, 2017

Handy Man Birthday


I haven't made a card for a guy in a long time.  When I saw this week's card by Tracey McNeely at the Muse Card Club I remembered I had these cute, little tool dies from Memory Box and set to work making my card for the challenge.

Here's Tracey's card:

Thanks for stopping by today.  A rainy & chilly day today :)

May 4, 2017

Muse Challenge #214

This week's challenge at the Muse Card Club is the card below by Anita Bowden.  I took inspiration from Anita's card from the circular stencil design, the colors and the die cut word.  As I don't have too many stencils and haven't mastered using them yet, I used "daydream medallion" stamps from Stampin' Up.

Here's Anita's card:

So happy you stopped by today and a beautiful Spring day it is :)