Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Make A Splash

I keep reading about high temperatures, sun, summer.  Well, our is just beginning but still lots of gray clouds.  The prediction is for high temps by this time next week so it is time to pull out the fans, the slippy slide, and the kiddie pool.
This digi is so cute and so perfect for summer and the challenge at Pollycraft http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-99-make-splash-mary-j.html
Now onto the card:
The digi is by Sliekjestamps and the sentiment by MelJen.
Challenges:  MelJen - stripes - http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-64-new-release.html
Clear it Out - clean and simple - http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/all-about-keeping-it-simple.html
Pollycraft - make a splash - http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-99-make-splash-mary-j.html
My Grafico - anything goes - http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 27, 2011

America is Proud of our Heros

I just love this digital sentiment found at OWH and I love this card - it is cased from A.J.'s card at StampTV.  This is A.J.'s card:
As you can see, I changed some colors and used stars instead of dots on the left side.
You know the routine - this card will go to OWH http://operationwritehome.org/
Challenges: Stampin Sisters in Christ - red, white, blue thank you - http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-95-galatians-51.html
Sentimental Sunday - flag colors - http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-61-patriotic-use-colors-of.html
Clear it Out - clean and simple - http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/all-about-keeping-it-simple.html
MelJen Designs- stripes - http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-64-new-release.html
PlayDate Cafe - slate blue, gray, barn red - http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/2011/06/play-date-cafe-challenge-pdcc87.html
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Lothian - masculine - http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/

Patriotic Thank You

Red, White, Blue this week.  We are working on the second million cards at OWH http://operationwritehome.org/ and always want to send cards to express our appreciation to our military. 
I used my new stamp set, "Stars" by Tami Mayberry and an old sentiment stamp.  The paper is digi by GKD.
Challenges: Stampin Sisters in Christ - red, white, blue thank you - http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-95-galatians-51.html
Clear it Out - clean and simple - http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/all-about-keeping-it-simple.html

MelJen - stripes - http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-64-new-release.html
My Grafico - anything - http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Lothian - masculine - http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Girly Happy Birthday Card

The verdict is final- I don't do well with lots of layers.  But I am a glutton for challenges so I gave it a try using the sketch at Clearly i Stamp http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/06/clearly-inspired-challenge-30-cic30.html  The yellow half circle just looks stuck on there so I tried to tie it in with adding dots like the DP behind it.    I really like the digital image and it is the first time I have used this Fiskars embossing template.  I finally figured out how to run them through my Cuttlebug instead of using a stylus.  (Much better !) 
other challenges:  Stampin Sisters in Christ - doodle - (I added dots) http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-94-hebrews-111.html
Digital Tuesday - ice cream flavors - (Strawberry, lime, lemon) http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Creations - sparkles (I used Stickles on the flowers) http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/124-let-it-shine.html
My Grafico - anything goes - http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 24, 2011

Missing You This Summer

I am making some cards for OWH  http://operationwritehome.org/.  There is a call out for more "missing you, love you, thinking of you " cards.  I love this digital by Designed2Delight. Doesn't it just look like he is thinking of someone he loves?
  I also love to piece him using GKD textured c/s.  After choosing the DP,  I used a cuttlbug on the yellow c/s and then added some green dots on the circle image.   The ticket is by Daisy Doodles.
Challenges - Simon Says - sketch http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
Stampin Sisters in Christ - doodle -http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-94-hebrews-111.html
OWH - love you - http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/06/love-you.html
MelJen - stripes - http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-64-new-release.html
My Grafico - anything goes http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 23, 2011

He Loves To Mow

My husband loves to mow the grass and we have a lot of it - acres of it.  He uses the tractor with a mower attachment, a riding mower, and a hand push mower.  So when I saw this stamp set by My Favorite Things, I knew I had to have it.  Actually this card is going to OWH http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/06/love-you.html but I will be making another one just like it for my husband.  Great stamp for piecing.
The sketch is CPS http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/06/reader-ideas-week-of-6192011.html
other challenges: Clear it Out- clean and simple http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Lothian - masculine http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stars and Stripes Thank You

Yes, more red, white, and blue.  This card will go to one of our wonderful heros via OWH .
I love my stars embossing folder and used it for the white and red c/s.  The digi is by Designed2Delight.  I outlined the stars with silver and used silver for the stitching. The sentiment is a digi by Paula offered to OWH fans.
Challenges: CPS sketch http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/06/cps-223-kraftin-kimmie-stamps.html
Daisy Doodles - stars and stripes http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-36.html
Meljen - Red, white, blue http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-63-new-release.html
Clear it Out - clean and simple http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Digi Doodles Shops Best - stitching http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-60-anything-goes.html

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday America

The sun is finally shining here (horrible Spring), it is the first day of summer, and I am gearing up for the Fourth of July weekend.   One of my favorite parts of the 4th when I was young was Sparklers.  This digi by Guylou's Inimitability is sooo cute.  Unfortunately, the Stickles look like globs in the photo.  I used Lucy's sketch  http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2011/06/17/memory-box-presents-lucys-lovely-lines/.  The sentiment was done on my computer, combining a fonts, the USA being by Creative Memories.
Other challenges: Sentimental Sunday - sparkle and shimmer http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
Daisy Doodles - stars and stripes http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-36.html
Meljen - red, white, blue http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-63-new-release.html
My Grafico- anything goes http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Clear it Out - clean and simplehttp://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Reading is Fun

When my children were young, they always had their noses in books.  In fact, they read so much that they would get into trouble for not doing their chores,  I hope other moms have that problem.  I'm afraid that all the computer, TV, and other tech stuff is getting in the way of the joy of reading.  Anyway, here is a card that will be sent to OWH  http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/06/back-to-school.html for their Back to School push.
The digital is by Robin's Fetish and the pencils are a digital by MyGrafico.  Sentiment is handwritten.

Challenges - OWH http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/06/back-to-school.html
Card Patterns - sketch http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/
Really Reasonable Ribbon- handwritten sentiment http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-26-handwritten-sentiment-or.html
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Stampin Sisters in Christ - personalized doodle http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-94-hebrews-111.html
Simon Says - Bingo. Bottom Horizontal line of shape (pencils), ribbon, and sentiment - http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/simon-says-lets-play-bingo.html

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Keep Looking Up

I really love piecing this cute digi by Designed 2Delight. And with the stitching lines around the tree and grass, I decided to do some stitching around the card perimeter.  I tried to emboss the flowers to match the ribbon but I didn't get very many bumps so I just added white dots with gel pen. 

Challenges:  Simon Says - bingo line shape, ribbon, sentiment - http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
Digi Doodles - stitching http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
Pollycraft - ribbon, flowers http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-97-ribbon-flowers-kylie-and.html
Clear it Out - piecing http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/let-paper-piecing-begin.html
Really Reasonable Ribbon - handwritten sentiment http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-26-handwritten-sentiment-or.html

Friday, June 17, 2011

No Stamping, No Kidding

The amount of cards I have made without stamping or digitals  could be counted on one hand and I would have fingers left over.   The sentiment is even handwritten.  Fun. This DP was in one of those dollar packages at T--get.  I am surprised at how many times I have been able to use it.  Embossing was done with a Fiskars template.
Challenges:  Casual Fridays - color blocks http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/
Play Date Cafe - Hollyhock, Sky blue, Orange - http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/
Really Reasonable Ribbon - handwritten sentiment - http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges
Simon Says - bingo:  Shape, ribbon, sentiment - http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/simon-says-lets-play-bingo.html
Pollycraft - ribbon and flowers - http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/simon-says-lets-play-bingo.html

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Want To Be Just Like You

This is the first time I have used this rubber stamp by The Greeting Farm.  I thought of it for two reasons - Fathere's Day card to send to OWH and the challenge at Crafty Creations-http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/123-just-imagine.html
I used up several scraps of DP.  Sentiment is handwritten. 
Lots of challenges (fun):
Stampin Sisters in Christ http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-93-ephesians-62-4.html - Father's day
Sentimental Sunday - http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-59-fathers-day-or-masculine.html  Father's Day
Delightful  -http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/2011/06/anything-goes-challenge.html - anything
Lothian - http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/ - Masculine
Really Reasonable Ribbon - http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-26-handwritten-sentiment-or.html - handwritten sentiment
May Arts - http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2011/06/10/may-arts-presents-a-ribbon-challenge/ - use ribbon
CPS - http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Have a Tweet Day

Such a cute digi by Pollycraft. When I printed out the digi, I printed four extra flowers in various sizes to piece one on top of the bird umbrella and three more for accents.   I used the sketch at Inspiration Card Sketch http://icsketches.blogspot.com/. the DP papers are by Doodle Pantry and Jak Heath.
Challenges I am entering: Inspiration Card Sketches http://icsketches.blogspot.com/
Clear it Out http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Lily Pad http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2011/06/10/may-arts-presents-a-ribbon-challenge/
Pollycraft  http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-97-ribbon-flowers-kylie-and.html
and DT call at Pollycraft  http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 13, 2011

Week to Honor Fathers

I am missing my Dad this week - especially with all the challenges this week to make Father's Day or masculine cards.  I made quite a few of them last month in order to send to OWH and the ones I make this week will still be sent to OWH since both my Dad and my FIL are no longer living.    The digi is by Designed2Delight. Sentiment is computer generated.
Challenges for Father's Day or masculine cards:
Stampin Sisters in Christ http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-93-ephesians-62-4.html
Sentimental Sundays http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-59-fathers-day-or-masculine.html
Daisy Doodles http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-35.html
Delightful Challenges http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-challenge.html
Lothian http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/
Stamping Boutiquehttp://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-8men-only-and-winner.html
Sketch - http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/06/reader-ideas-week-of-6122011.html
Piecing - http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Ribbon - http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2011/06/10/may-arts-presents-a-ribbon-challenge/

Friday, June 10, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I can hardly wait for our strawberries to be ready.  Love them with or without chocolate !
Does this sketch look familiar?  Yes, it was used on the card on my last post. But I like it, so what else can I say? This is the first time I have used this pre-colored digital by Beccy and I added a little more color. It is also first time entering a challenge at Cas ual Fridays http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/ TicTacToe game:  using embossing, dies, and buttons.
 Other Challenges:  Stampin Sisters in Christ - use something new http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-92-john-1334-35.html
Digital Tuesday - garden http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-114-in-gardenoutdoors.html
Simon Says - go fruity http://translate.google.com/translate?client=tmpg&hl=en&langpair=de|en&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&u=http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
CES - clean and simple http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
Inspiration Card Sketches - sketch http://icsketches.blogspot.com/2011/06/icsketches-118-sponsored-by-sweet-n.html

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm Here But Still Shaky

The flu bug bit me just a few days before I headed off for a week long trip.  So in that weakened state, my allergies turned into a terrific head cold.  I will be glad to be well again - maybe a few more days.  I've been AWOL so long, I did want to post a card that I made yesterday.  Could not believe how shaky my hands were while making it.  Really weird so I kept it simple . Anyway, I'm glad to be home, on the mend, and back to stamping.  
I used the sketch at CPS http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/06/reader-ideas-week-of-652011.html using some pieces of wood grain DP.
Other challenges:  sewing for Stamp TV Monday challenge
Simon Says - masculine card http://translate.google.com/translate?client=tmpg&hl=en&langpair=de|en&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&u=http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
D2d Card Ideas http://designed2delight.com/blog/2011/06/dts-saturday-challenge-masculine-no-flowers/
CES - clean and simple http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
My grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/