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!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Trick or Treat

I am not really a Halloween type of gal but I will need a couple cards for my swap group therefore I did one for the cause today. I don't even have a lot of stamps for the occassion so I used just a general sentiment tag set. The color challenge was to use Bermuda Bay, Gray & Tangelo Twist for CMCC314 today. Also used yesterday's sketch from FMS147. Here it is:

Keywords: Tags 4 You Halloween
Stamps: Tags 4 You
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Tangelo Twist, Witch's Brew DSP, Confetti Celebration DSP
Ink: Tangelo Twist
Accessories: Label Bracket Punch, In Color 2014-2016 Satin Stitched Ribbon
Techniques: Sketch & Color

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment. Comments are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, SC499 Sketch and Scrap Day

I headed to a nearby flea market today where there is a small place to scrap with 6 other women. One of the gals has a small scrapbook and crafts for sale in the center. Got 5 layout completed today and now just need to journal. Tried to post earlier but my scanner was acting up.

My rendition of SC499, I wanted it very simple yet elegant. Used the Mossy Meadow ink for the wheelbarrow. The patterned paper is really Hello Honey but shows a little orangish today. Sorry!

Keywords: SC499 Always Thankful
Stamps: Always Thankful
Paper: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla, In Color 2014-16 Paper Stack
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Techniques: Sketch

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment. They are always appreciated greatly.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Love the color challenge today as these are some of my favorites along with the Sweet Sorbet Paper. Wanted to also use two need stamp sets so combined them with this sketch SC464 and today's color challenge CC489. I am also working on packing up my first box of 100 cards to be sent to Operation Write Home on Friday. The I Like You stamp is a little hard to see as it is also on the Pool Party Party under the Trust God stamp.

Stamps: I Like You, Trust God
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Ruffled Calypso Coral Ribbon
Techniques: Sketch & Color Challenges

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment if you will, they are always appreciated.

Monday, July 28, 2014

3 Challenges in 1

We were out of town again for a week and I did not do much cardmaking or scrapping. Went back woods camping in Montana with my cousin and the hubbies. Then to my foks, also in Montana, for a few days. Was so quite and relaxing. After I returned I put together kits for 8 double page layouts. Now I need to cut the rest of the kits for a class.

A little late but I finally got it done. I wanted to do a card using all three of the challenges on SCS for Monday Technique Lover, Tuesday Color & Wednesday Sketch. Not so sure I like the card, I feel it need something else? What do you think?

 An Open Heart
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadw, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Dimensionals, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Please feel free to leave a comment as I want to add to this card and spruce it up a little.  What does it need?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #145

My last card for a few days is for FMS145. I wanted to use the Blackberry Bliss & Mossy Meadow together and this sketch worked perfectly for that combination. Thanks Clean Team for a great card.

Stamps: From My Heart
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, In Color 2014-2016 DSP
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Stitched Satin Ribbon In Color 2014-2016, Big Shot, Labels Framelit Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking time to look and leave a comment, they are very much appreciated.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Try Stamping on Tuesday

My card for the TSOT #176, sketch challenge. I love the Sweet Sorbet DSP so wanted to use it. Also uses color challenge CC487 of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzaza, Soft Sky, Soft Suede & Whisper White. I used a border punch to make the scallop and added some Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim to the card. The Build A Bird Punch and scalloped Circle were handy for the focal point after daubing with ink.

My MOJO 354 card is a day late but had a hard time deciding what to do. I cam eup with this card as I have been using these floral stamp for my BRAK cards and really liked the monochromatic card Mary did as a sample. This is a really great, easy and fun sketch to follow. I am going to visit a cousin that is going blind the rest of this week and she wants to make a few cards so I decided I am using this sketch and the retired In Colors 2012/2014 as I have lot of paper and ribbon to use. I wanted something bold and yet simple so she will be able to see what we are doing. Pray this goes well.

My cards: Stamps: Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Beautiful Bunch, Six-Sided Sampler
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, In Color 2014/16 Color Stack DSP
Ink: Tangelo Twist
Accessories: Fun Flower, Pansy and Petitie Petals Punches, In Color Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment. They are very much appreciated.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Three Challenges Card

Last evening after having a tooth pulled yesterday I finally got in the mood to create. I was doing some looking at different sites and blogs and came up with this card. It fulfills three challenges on one card. The first  is for WT487 on SCS to use lots of textures. Then it fits the HSS189 Color challenge and thirdly, the CCMC311 Sketch. I loved all three challenges and came up with a card I will need in the future for a fall themed swap.

Stamp: Gently Falling (2-step stamping) and Hey There Buds
Ink; Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, So Saffron
Paper: Colors to be used Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Accessories. Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Butterfly Punch

My many textures are the Lost Lagoon layer is embossed and hard to see, Another texture is the hand cut leaves and curled on the edges, added a ribbon bow and pearls to the butterfly.

Thanks for looking, I hope I have inspired you. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More cards for swaps

This evening I made a couple more cards for some of my personal swaps. The top is for a Sketch challenge SC451 and the bottom one is for Freshly Made Sketches #144. I am not sure if I will be playing much tomorrow as I have to have a tooth prepped for a crown and also my last wisdom tooth pulled - finally. 

Stamps: Hey there Buds
Ink: Markers in Always Artichoke and Rose Red. AA to die the ribbon also.
Paper: Always Artichoke, Rose Red and Very Vanilla. Springtime Vintage DSP

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Pacific Point & Soft Sky
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White & High Tide DSP
Accessories: Argyle EF, Big Shot, 1/2' & 3/4" Circle punches

I appreciate any and all comments. Thanks for sharing and looking.

My idea of camping

We went camping last week in Montana and I spent a lot of time making cards. Only took a few sheets of cardstock - Basic Gray, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand; 3 stamp sets - Sea Street, Post Collection and Pretty Postage, one punch, and the new paper stack Moonlight.  Also took my big shot and embossing folders to use on the quilted designs - they make a big difference with the added texture. Made 4 each of the first three and tenth designs, then 2 of each of the other 8 quilted cards = total of 28 cards in 3 days . Add the embellishments to the quilted cards yesterday after I was at home. Off to OWH.

Thank you so much for looking and taking time to leave a comment or two. I appreciated it very much and I may even visit your blog and leave you a little something to smile about.