Welcome to my little corner of the vast God planned domain. I plan to share mostly my card projects here, you might even possible see some scrapping, quilt projects, and photography. Who knows I may even try other craft projects. Might even share a selection of little recipe cards I have collected over the past few years - scrapped, of course. There may even be some little things of greatness of my daily life. Every now and then, I might even vent!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Having so much fun today in the craft room

I used the sketch from MOJO Monday 304 and the colors from the Color Q 199 challenge to make my card.  I used the round version which I needed for a round card swap on my Swap group. Just getting under the deadline for Color Q.

This was quite a challenge for me since I had to go hunt up all of my old colors and papers.  Had a couple sheets of Dusty Durango and a small scrap of Groovy Guava (I think that is what it is). The pattern papers came from my retired packs of Raspberry Tart for the Kiwi Kiss and Ginger Blossoms for the Groovy Guava.  Barely had enough but was able to make four cards for two different swaps later this fall - a round card and an autumn card.  I really like how my card turned out. Please take time to leave me a comment.

Stamps: Secret Garden, Bloomin' Marvelous
Paper: Dusty Durango, Groovy Guava, Crumb Cake since I had no Kraft left, DSP Raspberry Tart for the Kiwi Kiss, and DSP Ginger Blossom for the Groovy Guava
Ink: Dusty Durango, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: SU - Large Scallop Circle, Dimensionals, Secret Garden Framelit Dies, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle Punch: CM-Circle Cutting System

I'm Here For You

I had a chance to play in my craft room today and created the following card for the colour challenge at Stampin’ Royalty #186 and the sketch challenge over at Inspired by Stamping July's Challenge. I love both the layout and the color choices. Sionce my card is a gate fold I made a belly band with the flowers and ribbon to slide off and open the card.

Stamps: Blooming With Kindness
Paper: Bermuda, Bay, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White, DSP packs
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, SU green colored brad, Paper Daisies, Dimensionals

Also check my card out at  Stampin’ Royalty and Inspired by Stamping. Any comments or questions are gladly accepted. Thanks for taking time to look. I love what I do.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

More cards I have made the past few days and weeks

Stamps: For the Birds
Paper: Early Espresso, Real Red, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Accessories: White Flower Brad, Vine EF
The mail box and bird are colored with Real Red and Teals shades of markers.

Was in the mood yesterday to actually make some masculine cards which is really hard for me to do because I love all of the ribbon, lace and flowers the best.

Stamp: The Great Outdoors
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Well Worn DSP
Ink; Night of Navy
Accessories: Stripe Embossing Folder
Wanted a card that is clean and simple and eary for mailing. the kind my mother likes the best.

Sta,p: By the Tide, Bring on the Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Well Worn DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Accessories. 2 1/2" Punch, Dimensional
Another great masculine card and really like By the Tide now that I have used a couple times.

This is the card I made for a Father's Day swap and one to send to my Dad.
Stamps: Dapper Dad, Amazing Family
Paper Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Parker's Patterns DSP
Ink. Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Houndstooth EF,  Pop Top (mashed in the Big Shot), 1" punch, glue dots, dimensionals

This card was for a torn paper swap and I used scraps of paper I do not remember what it was called from a scrapbook page I had completed quite awhile ago. Stamped with coral stamp and added sentiment.
Stamps: By the Tide, Sassy Salutations
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Unknown DSP
Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso

Please take time to leave comments and I will check out your blog.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fourth of July - a little late

I needed a card for the Fourth of July but since I just got it made I at least used the right colors. This was inspired by this card  by Michelle at http://inspirationink.typepad.com. and Kim at http://atlstamper198.blogspot.com. Thanks girls for your sharing, Love the new stamp sets and plan to make more soon.

Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Whisper White, Chery Cobbler, Night of Navy, DSP Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Chevron EF, Artisan Label Punch, Hexagon Punch, Tiny Star Punch, Rhinestones

This was for a sketch swap from a group of swappers that I host. I wanted to use some of the new colors, ribbon, stamps and punch so came up with this swap. 

Stamps: Flower Shop, Apple Blossom
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Ribbon, Everyday Enchantment Brads

Friday, July 26, 2013

Field of Flowers

I am on a roll and trying to get caught on my swap group cards. They are so patient and I am almost caught up with June. I also wanted to use a color combo from SCS - CC436 - Bashful (Sky) Misty Coral
Closed view
I needed a card for a non-traditional fold and found this tutorial by Jane for a Layered Window Frame Fold.  It was very clear and concise to follow.

Open view
This is a view of the card opened up. Love the Framelits and new stamps I have not used yet.

Stamps: Field of Flowers
Paper: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Accessories: Window Framelits, Dimensionals

Thanks you for looking and sharing your comments!

Over three months but I am back

Thanks Lisa http://lisacurcio.blogspot.coml for the tutorial for this card. I love the stamp set but have not used it much as I do not like what I have made in the past. I change my colored paper and Birthday stamp.

Stamps: By The Tide, Create-a-Cupcake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink. Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
Accessories: Label Punch and 1" & 11/4" square punches