Sunday, March 27, 2011

happy easter

Hello! I have to give a shout out today to one of my favorite blogs. Melissa Phillips' blog, LilyBean's Paperie, is a source of much inspiration for me. I enjoy and appreciate her words and her projects. Today's card was inspired by Melissa Phillips' challenge. She chose an awesome photo inspiration that you can see here. The colors are beautiful, but not my typical palette. I enjoyed playing with them, though, and I'm happy with the result.

Stamp Set: Egg Hunt: Papertrey Ink
DP: Gaga for Gingham: My Time Made Easy
CS: Tempting Turquoise: Stampin' UP, White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tempting Turquoise: Stampin' UP
Extras: heart doily, flower

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's your day!

Hello! YEA for being able to take photos outdoors again! The sun is shining so brightly I even have a few shadows that I couldn't seem to eliminate. I made this card for the Blogger's Challenge to use spring flowers. My marker shading is very obvious because I didn't have copics in the right color. I still like the card, though! My great aunt's birthday is in April and I made this card for her. I'm so ready for spring flowers!!

Challenge: Blogger's Challenge "Spring Flowers"
Stamps: Flower-Now and Always: Unity, sentiment - Star Prints: Papertrey Ink
DP: Gingham: Wild Asparagus, Flowered: GCD Studios
CS: White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Certainly Celery: Stampin' UP, Black: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Crinkled Seam Binding, Gemstones: Hero Arts, pop dots
, Certainly Celery Marker: Stampin' UP

Fashion Forward!

Hello!! I am LOVING my time to play in my craft room and stamp, cut and use ribbon, bling and great dp! I made this card for Unity's Challenge to make a Fashion Forward card. About a month ago, I saw a card made with this image that used pink for the leopard print purse. I don't remember whose card it was, but thank you!!! I went with some bright colors this time...I'm ready for them with all the gray days of winter. I would have loved some bright purple ribbon, but I couldn't find any in my stash. White it is!

Challenge: Unity Challenge "Fashion Forward"
Image: Oct10 KOM: Unity
DP: Tiffany's: We R Memory Keepers
CS: Pink: Bazzill, Lovely Lilac and Tempting Turquoise: Stampin' UP
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: black and pink gems: Mark Richards, Spellbinders label die cut #4, organza ribbon

Balloons make every brithday better!

Happy Saturday! I am so thrilled that the sun is out and that I saw my first robin yesterday! There's no denying it, spring is in the air.

I fell in love with this bike and balloons image the minute I saw it in the Feb11 Kit of the Month from Unity! It is such a happy little image. It reminds me of being a kid and getting a bike for my birthday. The saying is so perfect too!! Who couldn't use a few balloons on their birthday, whether they're getting a bike or not??

Challenge: All Things Unity Challenge #26
Stamps: Feb11 KOM: Unity
DP: Bitty Star Basics: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Bakers' Twine: Papertrey Ink, copics

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friends with Flair!

Good Morning! I created five of these cards for friends of mine at work. Like many school districts in Illinois and the nation, our district let go all nontenured teachers. My friends are such wonderful teachers who I feel blessed to work with. My hope is that they are all called back, but there just aren't enough positions to go around with all the cuts my district is facing. Anyway, I wanted to give them a little pick-me -up and tell them how great they are and how much I care!

My card is made from several Unity Kit of the Months. If you'd like to learn how to get some of Unity's wonderful stamps at a great deal, click on the sale picture below!!

Stamp Sets: Oct10 KOM, Dec10 KOM, Feb11 KOM: Unity
CS: Yoyo Yellow: Stampin' UP, White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Red gemstone, Copics, Stampin' UP markers

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Blogger's Color Challenge

Two posts in one day? Incredible!! This card is for the Blogger's Color Challenge to use peach, green and a neutral color. This was definitely out of my comfort zone! I rarely use peach or green and had a hard time even finding dp or cs to fit the bill. After lots of searching, I came up with this dp from the Library Ledger paper by PtI and Blush Blossom cs by Stampin' UP. I happened to find a peachish button too. I'm happy with how it turned out. I may have to use these colors a little more often!

Challenge: Blogger's Color Challenge
Stamp: Feb 11 KOM: Unity
DP: Library Ledger: Papertrey Ink
CS: Blush Blossom: Stampin' UP, Vintage Cream: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
Extras: button: Papertrey Ink, Blossoms Die: Spellbinders, ribbon: May Arts, pop dots

Happy Spring!

Hello! Almost Happy Spring to you:) I recently got this cute little Pure Innocence in the mail and I've been waiting to get her inky. She is such a sweetie! Here's hoping that spring is right around the corner!

Challenge: Crazy4Challenges 77
Stamp Set: Pure Innocence - Out on a Limb: My Favorite Things
DP: Polka Dot Parade: Papertrey Ink
CS: white: Papertrey Ink, pink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Copics, pearls, circles and scallop circles nestabilities: Spellbinders, pop dots

Saturday, March 5, 2011

today is a gift

Hello, Friends!! I'm so happy that it is Saturday and I've had the chance to get crafty:) Today's card is for My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I took a bit of liberty with the sketch; something I usually do not do. My mojo was heading in another direction and I just went for it! I used this awesome dp from my scrap stash, unfortunately I do not remember who makes it...possibly Echo Park? I'd love to get some more because it just makes me happy!! Hope you have a great day!

Challenge: MFTWSC9
DP: from my stash
CS: white: Papertrey Ink
Die Cuts: kite, clouds: My Favorite Things
Extras: peapod twine: The Twinery, pop dots