Blackberries Nestie Frame

PAD_NestieFrame_tbuOk, so check this out — are you ready?? Pez-aDoodle Designs has this frame for Nesties 2 available for $1.99 as a digital download!!!! How fabulous is that? I really am loving that more and more companies are offering digi stamps — they are so cool! You get the image in two different size, so it is like a two-for-one deal!

I cuttlebugged my two layers – the Memory Box dp and the Pink Pirouette cardstock. I added a bit of handstitching at the bottom, and a pretty gold edged organdy ribbon — I really wanted the frame to be the focus. My sentiment is from SU.

Sorry for the late post today – I’ve been in a whirlwind today trying to clean my craft room (I finally got enough off the floor to vacuum!!).  Have a wonderful day!!!!

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InStyle Stamps Wednesday Challenge!

ISS_Ariel_tbuThis is Ariel, a digital image from InStyle Stamps. Isn’t she adorable? I sized her large, so she could be the main focus of my summer themed card.

She is colored with Copics, and then I painted Shimmerz on her top and he tail. So she is quite sparkly in real life!

I didn’t do much else, except use little bubble self adhesive thingies in the corner. I had some random dp that reminded me of the ocean, so I used that. My card base is River Rock, and my matting layer is Blue Bayou.

Head over to the Instyle Stamps blog for all of the details on our challenge, what the prize is for playing along, and how you can get in on the action! Also visit the blogs of the other Design Divas – their links are on the right sidebar.

Pez-A-Doodle Wednesday :)

PAD_StudioG_tbuThis Studio G card was made using the Sketch Tuesday card over at Christian Papercrafts Magazine. It was a challenging sketch for me, and I’m still not sure I love the card.

I used Studio G Stamps I purchased from Pez A Doodles Designs, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The card itself is pretty simple. My base is Bordering Blue, then a layer of Lovely Lilac, then a layer of dp from a big stack of Me & My Big Ideas papers that I got for Christmas.

It’s Color Monday Time Again!

CPCM_CM08_tbuThis is for today’s Color Monday challenge on the Christian Paper Crafts Magazine site. I love this combo of chocolate, navy, and ivory!!

For my card, I used a base of Chocolate Chip, a layer of Not Quite Navy, and a layer of Very Vanilla. I topped it off with a pice of Basic Grey dp, from their Periphery line. I stamped my cross, from Our Daily Bread Designs, in Chocolate Chip. I stamped my sentiment in Not Quite Navy, and used Nesties to cut everything out. At the top, I added Not Quite Navy brads, and under the sentiment (from Stampin Up)I put two pieces of chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

Happy Birthday to the Queen!!!

QKD_BirthdayBlogHop_tbuIt’s Vicki’s birthday today, so we all thought we’d get together and do a birthday blog hop for her! Thanks to everyone who joined me from Nina’s blog! Now, if you’ll join me for a rousing rendition:

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday , dear Vicki,

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

We sounded great, didn’t we? Ok, I may have been a little off key, but I tried hard, lol! I made this card for Vicki’s birthday because the crown is what she wears (She is Queen Kat after all) and she is a wonderful person 🙂 Mean as heck if you make her mad, but truly one of the sweetest people I know! Be sure to head on over to Tina’s Blog for some more Birthday Hop goodness, check the QKD Blog for more fun shenanigans, and go to the store for an amazing sale!

Spirit of Power

CPCM_CPC07_tbuI made this for last week’s Color Monday challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts Magazine. They have such fun challenges, and it is a great place to gather and chat with other women! They have a gallery to upload pics to, and all sorts of other extras like Bible Study, a Question of the Day, a General Chit Chat area – you have to go check it out!

On this card, I used two Our Daily Bread Designs sets – Scripture Collection 2 and May God Hold You. I used a Copic marker to highlight some words and some flowers, a white gel pen to add dots (I love dots), Nesties, and my Cuttlebug with the texture folder for the black layer. I totally enjoyed making this card!

I hope you’ll come and visit us over on the CPCM boards, and participate in the challenges! there are some for scrapbookers as well!

Sketch Time at Jacksonbelle!

jbe053This week at Jacksonbelle we have a terrific sketch to work with! I decided to make a square card, and it is the last of my Mother’s Day cards. And since she reads this blog, she’ll know this one is hers, lol. I was seriously apprehensive about putting this sketch together  — for some reason it was a bit daunting to me. But that’s what sketches are all about – stretching your imagination! I think it was the different top and bottom panels that tripped me up.

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Eventually I got it though! My center panel is mostly Cuttlebugged – I tried to leave the bottom portion not done to give it a “fade in” kind of look. My mom lives at the beach and loves beach themed cards, so that’s why I went with this Imaginisce stmp and the Inkadinkado shell.Actually, I boutght both of them with her in mind – good thing I have finally inked them up! I added a palm tree to make the card a bit more fun, and then left it alone. I love the bright colors and patterns – so thanks to whichever JBelle genius (Lynda) that came up with this sketch!

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

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