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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LAZY SUMMER DAYS

It's HUMP day!  When I worked, we used to say we could see the weekend from here!

Today's card is for the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's, #172 Bling/Sun or both.

 
Awww, right?
 
 

 
I colored the digi with copics and fussy cut them out.
The grass die is cut from paper from Reflections (Michaels)
The sun stamp is old, from Stampendous.  The sentiment stamp is
PrintWorks.  The branch is a punch from Stampin Up and the birds are from
a punch by Martha Stewart.  The base card (clouds) is from my local stamp
store and I have had it for awhile, no name on it, sorry.  I added Yellow Stickles
to the sun.
 
Hope you have a great Wednesday.  Thanks for stopping by today. Until later.......

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunny Cheery Days

Hi friends.  WOW, we are experiencing some really warm humid days and it looks like it is going to continue through next weekend.  Needless to say we sat inside today with the AC running and the electric meter going around like a carousel!!
 
Today's card is for the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil #190 Bright Colors.
 
 
 
Used the darling Cheery digi.
Papers are DCWV
Spellbinders die
Flowers cut from paper and popped up
Cherries from Michael's
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Colored with Copics
Base card is 6x6 textured card stock
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Tuesday.  Until later....

 

Monday, June 24, 2013

BSS MONDAY IDEA - GRADUATION

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea is a couple of Graduation card ideas.
This first one is a card and gift pocket on the back.
This is a basic Spring Card.
Dawn Griffin has a wonderful supply list and video on how to
make this card, except I changed it up to make the front a Graduation
cap. Black and white paper and a couple of Graduation Stamps and a tassel
is all you need to make this card. Folds flat for mailing and pops up
when removed from the envelope. Front sentiment Inkadinkado (95060K)

And on the back, there's a pocket to hold cash or a gift card.
Sentiment on the back Hero Arts (F1171)

Another simple card to make, just like the layout and simplicity.
I used Navy Blue (but you could use any school colors) and
POM silver glitter paper, love this stuff, it's super sparkly and
thin, so it doesn't add bulk. Just a few simple layers, but
pretty elegant, I think. The sentiment on the front is
Wordsworth (s345K)
Thanks for stopping by today. Until later..............
 
 
 

Reminder-House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #147 - Anything Goes/Plus Use a Charm

Just a reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #147 - Anything Goes Plus Use a Charm is at the Mid-way Point.  You have until midnight on June 29th EST to join the fun.
 
 
Is this a cute charm or what?  Thanks America, came in one
of your beautiful care packages and was waiting for this card.

 
This is the inside of the card.

 
Card recipe
 
Stamp - House Mouse Designs - Stampabilities
Papers - DCWV
Flowers - Relfections
Gold rings - Reflections
Purple twine
Colored with Copics
Spellbinders die on the inside
 
 
We are so proud to be sponsored by



Who has graciously offered a $10 Gift Voucher to their online store.

Thank You to our wonderful sponsor for your great generosity!!

Please Note;
where applicable, all shipping, handling and tax fees are the winner's responsibility.

And a second prize, from the House Mouse Team

This Wood Block Stamp Turning Over A New Leaf (HMKR1045)
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later..........
 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

GOING TO THE CHAPEL

Hi friends, hope your enjoying nice weather where you are.  Enough rain already!
 
Today's card is for the challenge at Totally Tilda Challenge #74 - Going for a Song.
Your card should be designed around a song.
 
 Also, Magnolia Down Under -#201, Anything Goes
 

 
I chose Going to the Chapel by the Dixie Cups (1964)
Now, if your old enough to remember this song, you are going to be singing it in your head all day!!!

 
And this beautiful new stamp of Tilda as a bride from the new Special Moments Collection. 

 
My finished card.
 
Spellbinders dies, Prima roses, gold rings from Michael's bridal department.
Sentiment is a dollar stamp from Michael's.  Paper doily, Organdy ribbon and
crystal heart, by Just Crystals.  Star Dust Stickles on her hat and the flowers.
Colored with Copics.  Pearl picks also from Michale's bridal dept.
 
I printed it on a black background too since there was so
much white.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.............
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #147 - ANYTHING GOES/PLUS USE A CHARM

Time for a new Challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
 
It's #147 and I got to choose the theme this time and I chose:
 
Anything Goes, plus use a charm.
 
Yep, you can use any House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image
with the addition of a charm on your project or card.
 
 
I used this beautiful Butterfly charm, which is also a ribbon
holder.

Here is a close up of the image I chose.  It's a wood block stamp
Juggling Raspberries (HMTR1044)
 
 
Here is the finished card.
 
Scalloped punch is EK Success
Raspberries on the vine is a Sizzix Bigz Die
The sentiment circle is from taylored expressions, Berries and Cherries set
Papers are DCWV and Reflections
Colored with Copics
Ribbon is from Michael's
 
We are very proudly Sponsored by...



Who has graciously offered a $10 Gift Voucher to their online store.

Thank You to our wonderful sponsor for your great generosity!!

Please Note;
where applicable, all shipping, handling and tax fees are the winner's responsibility.

And a second prize, from the House Mouse Team

This Wood Block Stamp Turning Over A New Leaf (HMKR1045)
 
 
 
The design team and our guests have been hard at work creating inspiration for you.
Please check the main House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog to see the great examples they came up with. 
 
Hope you will join us for our Anything Goes/with a charm Challenge.  We can't wait to visit and see what you come up with.  This is a chance to pull out that stamp that you have been wanting to use, but didn't fit any of the challenges.
 
Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a wonderful Monday.  Until later...........
 
 
 

 
 
 

BSS MONDAY IDEA - A DOUBLE CARD

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is a little card called a "double card". Saw this card online and thought it was so cute, I thought I would share it.
Click on any photo to make it larger to see detail.
This is the card closed.

This is the card with the first layer opened.

This is the card with the second and final layer opened.
You start with two pieces of card stock for the card.
1 piece - 81/2 x 3 5/8 inches
1 piece - 5 1/2 x 61/2 inches
There is a great video tutorial by Dawn Olchefske on
how to put this card together.
What I used on my card:
Stamp Set - Inky Antics Clear Stamps, Birthday Elephant (Ml11024MC)
It's one of the Honey Pop sets
White and blue polka dot card stock
Spellbinder's Nestabilities Label Two dies
EK Success border die
Cuttlebug Swiss Embossing Folder
Pink Glitter
Pop Dots
Stripped ribbon
Colored with Copic Markers
Love this sweet little card idea, hope you do to.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.................

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Just a quick post to wish all the Dad's a Happy Father's Day.
 
 
This is the card I made for the Hubs,
 
We will be having a picnic at dinner time with our Daughter, our son-in-law, Granddaughter and Grandson.  Life is good.
 
Tonight, I was making potatoe salad for tomorrow, and my husband said,
"How come we always go to a nice restaurant or buffet on Mother's Day, and
we cook out on Father's Day"?  I said, "because the weather isn't nice enough yet in May to have an outdoor picnic"!  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
Ok, kiss your Dad today or call him if you can't do that.
Remember, the best thing a Dad can do for his children is love their Mother.

 
This is our fur baby Keeya.  She turned one year old on Mother's Day.
She is holding hands with Rick on the bed before going to bed for the night!
 
Enjoy your Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.........

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BLOWING KISSES

Hi friends.  Shuffling kids between exams, one more week of school. 
 
I bought this digi at the beginning of the week, but just got around to coloring it up tonight.  This baby reminds me of a great niece and her name is Alyse.  She is a beautiful little girl and as soon as I saw this I had to have it.  Bought it at Squigglefly from my favorite Artist over there, Lynne Stansberry.  It's called "Blowing Kisses"
I'm entering it in their current challenge SFC2313-Wrap it Up.
 
 
Isn't she precious, love her pudgy fingers and cheeks, so cute.
 
Card Recipe
 
White card stock 5x7 Base
Spellbinder's Nestabilities Elegant Labels 4 dies
White organza ribbon and bow (that's how I "Wrapped it Up"
Heart and rhinestones Reflections
Sentiment computer generated
Colored with Copic Markers
I popped up the image after fussy cutting her out,
then colored a second flower on her hat and fussy cut it out
and popped it up.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Thursday.  Until later.........
 

Monday, June 10, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #146 - Midweek Reminder

Just a reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #146 is at the Mid-Way point.

The theme for this Challenge is Father's Day/Male.

 
Card Recipe
 
Stamp - Hammock Hibernation (PR1026)
Fence die - Cherry Lyn Designs
Swirl w/leaves die - Cherry Lyn
Embossing Folder - Bees - Cuttlebug
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Candie buttons
Paper - DCWV
Colored with Copics
Clouds done with paper torn paper towel technique
Silly Old Bear stamp was unmounted and bought it
at a show, sorry don't know who made it.

We have three fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

 
A $25 gift voucher for their online store.

 
A $25 Gift Voucher for their online store.
 
A $10 voucher for their online store.

Please remember that all taxes and shipping costs are the responsibility of the winner.
 
So come play with us and join the fun.  We love to see what you come up with.
 
Check out the inspiration on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog
by members of the design team.
 
You must use a House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper image to enter.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later....
 
 
 

BSS MONDAY IDEA - ROUND IN CIRCLES

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's card uses circles as the focal point.
Using a grouping of circles on the card is an interesting way
to create a little scene.
Stamps - Inky Antics Clear Set (11155MC) Swirly Birds
Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Mint Julep
Spellbinder's Circles Dies
Vine - Memory Box Delicate Vine (98120)
Embossing Folders - Tree - Darice (added green leaves with Martha Stewart leaf punch, and colored in tree branches with copic marker E31)
Card Front - Cuttlebug
Adirondack Stonewashed dye ink used to create clouds and distress edges.
Green pearls
Inside - Martha Stewart Heart Punch
Round blue button and pink heart shaped button tied with white twine bow.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later.....
 
 
 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

SEA SHELLS

Hi friends.  Yeah, it's the weekend!  Hope the weather is good for you wherever you are and that you have something fun planned.

Today's card is made using a new Spellbinder's 3D M-Bossabilities Folder called Shell Beauty.  These folders have a sculptured surface and the embossing is just beautiful.

 
Here is a closeup of the detail of the embossing.

 
Another closeup
 
 
I embossed on very light blue pearlescent card stock.
I used a stipple brush and different colors of distress and dye inks to enhance
the embossing.
Distressed the edges and mounted on a piece of off-white speckled paper.
Hemp and tag (Stampin up punch) 
Sentiment - Just Rite Stamps
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.  Until later.........
 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cock-a-doodle-do

Busy week.  Grand kids are finishing up school this week and starting exams next week, so have been getting them from school early and today and yesterday, Mike didn't feel good, running a fever and stomach yuckies....so he has been a fixture on the couch here at Nana's.  He's eating today, so that's the first sign that things are improving.

I was in the mood to make a Tilda card today and I have a couple that I haven't ever inked up, so that's what I did.

 
Sweet Tilda with Rooster.

 
Card Recipe
 
Easel card - Base card is Bazzill blue dotted Swiss, inside rooster
paper is The Stamp Studio
Fence is a Cherry Lyn Design die.
Spellbinders die that Tilda is stamped on.
Spellbinders label die inside
Flower border on fence, K & Co. borders
Cheesecloth
Stickles and Fran-tage sprinkled on image die and
center of little red flowers
Yellow flowers are pulled from a silk bunch
Leaves and small red flowers, Prima
Gingham ribbon from Michael's
Flower border
 
I would like to enter this card into three Magnolia Challenges:
 
Midweek Magnolia's #64 - Anything Goes, Option (Vintage.Fran-tage)
Tilda's Town #56-Anything Goes
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Almost the weekend!!!!  Until later......
 
 

Monday, June 3, 2013

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE - 146 FATHER'S DAY/MALE

A new House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge begins today.  Our teamie, Scoopy has chosen the theme Father's Day/Male card or project.

 
I chose to use this wonderful Life's a Ball stamp, Stampabilities, House Mouse Designs.

 
Colored with Copics.
Papers a DCWV. Ribbon is from my stash.
Sentiment is Great Impressions and Hero Arts.
Spellbinders dies
Orange gems, The Paper Studio.
Fran-tage white and gold embossing powder for the sand.
 
This stamp works so well for Father's Day, love it.
 
We are graciously sponsored this time by three fabulous and generous sponsors.
 
 
A $25 Gift Voucher for their online store.

 
 
 
A $25 Gift Voucher for their online store.

A $10 Voucher for their  online store.
 
Please remember, any taxes and shipping charges are the responsibility of the winner.
 
 
The design team and our guests for May/June have come up with some
wonderful samples to help inspire you to join us for our Father's Day/Male Challenge.
We love to come by and see what you have come up with!
 
This challenge will run from today, through June 15th at 12 Midnight EST.
Three fabulous prizes on offer, but you have to play to win.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later.........