Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Body and Mind Birthday Card

Body and Mind Birthday Card
Sharing a fun birthday card I did for three challenge blogs. I used the sketch at Papertake Weekly for the design. Casual Friday's challenge was to use designer papers on a masculine card. The Simon Says Stamp challenge was called "one for the boys." I had a great time coloring my Gina K Designs rubber stamped image with Copics.
The cardstock and patterned paper are by Diecuts With A View (Summer Days Collection). I also cut apart a rub-on by Diecuts With A View for the sentiments on this one.

I don't know if summer has arrived at your house but it is at mine full force. I went swimming this afternoon and the water is already "warm" (still feels good though). :) We're watching the mini series on the History Channel too. I'm beginning to think those "Hatfields and McCoys" don't like each other very much. Wink. :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Banners Card

HA May Project Two Birthday Banners Card
Sharing a fun card I did for Hampton Art using the Party Time cling stamp set "one more time." :) This one is at the Hampton Art blog today too. :) All you need for this one is some cardstock, markers and a little ribbon. Fast and easy so you can get outside and enjoy your summer. :)

Happy Memorial Day! I need to get busy in the kitchen getting things ready for tonight's BBQ (hubby is doing his "famous" ribs). My contribution is going to be baked beans and a pasta salad (and possibly a Buttermilk Pie.) :) Want to get done so I can spend the day outside by the pool with a good book. :) Sounds good to me...wink! :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Time To Celebrate Card

HA May Project Three Birthday Cake Card
All right, who's ready for cake? :) This is a card I did for Hampton Art (and on their blog today) with a stamp set I LOVE. :) The set is Party Time and soooo much fun. I used the new Sizzix Framelit Fancy Labels #3 for the diecuts. The embossing folder is also by Sizzix. Throw in some flowers, bakers' twine and a brad for a fast but ohhh so delicious card. Wink. Happy Friday...I have many errands to run today plus getting things ready for a fun Memorial Day weekend. Hope you have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend too. :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Make A Wish Card

HA May Project One Make A Wish Card
Sharing a card I did for Hampton Art using one of their new sets called "Party Time" (ICO157). I also used a premade card by Studio G as my base. I traced it onto patterned paper, cut and adhered to the premade card. The patterned papers are by Echo Park. It's a fun card where you get to "color" using your alcohol markers. :) This card is also up at the Hampton Art blog today. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hello Gorgeous Card

Hello Gorgeous Card
I have a new stamp set by Penny Black called "Hello Gorgeous" and it makes me feel like a kid again. Remember how we used to love drawing and coloring "clothes"....using our imagination that we were "designers?" :) Well this set is like being "young" again. :) I made this card for a pink and black challenge over at Charisma Cardz. I could not resist because pink and black are probably my favorite color combo. Pink and black always looks so striking together. The patterned papers are by Diecuts With A View. I used a oval Sizzix Framelit to trim the sentiment shape. Those large pink jewels are by Glitz Designs. Will close as I am headed for a nap. I stayed up way too late working last night and it has caught up with me. It is clouding up and looking like rain....oh, the perfect time to settle down for pleasant "rest period." :) Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Little Kisses Mother's Day Card

Little Kiss Mother's Day Card
I managed to find a little time yesterday to craft. There were some fun challenges I wanted to participate in. It's funny how time goes sooo fast in my craft room but slower in other parts of the house (like the laundry room...wink).
Stampin' For The Weekend has a "4 layers" challenge and matting does not count. This one was hard for me but I "think" I got it right. :) Paper Sundae's challenge was to do a Mother's Day card. Paper Play's challenge was to use your stamps with pins and pearls. I used several items from Little Yellow Bicycle's Swoon collection on this card(patterned paper, cardstock stickers, stick pins, pearls and printed chipboard). The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts. The key diecut is by Sizzix (along with the white chipboard). The ribbons are by Diecuts With A View. Hope you like my little "masterpiece" for Mother's Day. :) Thanks for stopping by and happy Monday! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Runway Inspiration Challenge #11 Card

Runway Inspiration Thanks Card
I discovered a new challenge site (to me anyway). :) It is called Runway Inspired Challenge Blog. :) I love the idea of this one. You look at a fabulous runway photo by a designer and let it "inspire" you. This week's designer is Christian Dior. I chose patterned paper by Little Yellow Bicycle. The stamp is by Hero Arts. The black rhinestone swirls are by Recollections and the crystal "buckle" is by The Paper Studio. Hope you had a fun Saturday. We got lots accomplished plus managed to have fun too. My hubby surprised me and grilled our dinner tonight. Anytime I get out of being in the kitchen is a reason to celebrate as far as I'm concerned. :) Drop by again soon.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap Blog Hoop

Welcome to The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap blog hop featuring The {Stamps} of Life stamps and Cclearsnap inks.

Clearsnap SOL Blog Hop Card Close Up

Clearsnap SOL Blog Hop Card

Make sure to comment on all the stops along the hop because prizes will be randomly chosen among the comments.
The Stamps of Life will be giving away 3 prizes – one stamp set (of the winner’s choice) per winner.
Clearsnap will be giving away an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Premium Dye inks.

Clearsnap http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
The Stamps of Life http://stephaniebarnard.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Streiff - http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/category/inks/clearsnap/
Sabrina Alery – http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
Deb Felts - http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Stamps%20of%20Life
Steph Ackerman - http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
Lydia Fiedler - http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com/
Mary Dawn Quirindongo - http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com/
Kim Howard - http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/
Daniela Dobson - http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/
Tami Mayberry – http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/search/label/clearsnap
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com
Laura Williams – http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/
Kim Pargeter – http://stampinriley.blogspot.com/
Vicki Garrett – http://summerthymestudio.blogspot.com/
Joana Studer- http://joanastamps.blogspot.com/
Emily Niehaus - http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/
Beverly Sizemore - That's ME. :)

I used mums2stamp, moremums2stamp and bunny4Easter clear stamp sets by The {Stamps} of Life on my card. I also used a Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Ink Pad, Clearsnap Black Embossing Powder, Smooch Ink in Sassy Pink and Kiwi plus Fairy Dust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck. :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SOL May Stamps Release

SOL May Deserve A Treat Card Can you believe it is May already? :) This year is flying by. May is a wonderful time...weather is beautiful, flowers are blooming, books getting read on the front porch AND new stamps! :) (And last but certainly not least, I have a daughter finishing college! Now that is reason to celebrate!) :) But I digress (as I'm known to do...wink).....so back to business....The {Stamps} of Life has new stamps the beginning of every month and May's release is called pops2eat. It is a fun, fun set of popsicles! :) After working with this set, I've got popsicles on my grocery list (can't wait for a good banana popsicle). :) So check out my samples and bet you start wanting a popsicle too. :) SOL May Polka Dot Popsicle Card SOL May Anything Popsicle Card SOL May Embossed Popsicles Card SOL May Chill Card