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.

Etsy Sunday (yes, I’m a day late)

Etsy_Fairy_tbuI didn’t get a chance to post my Etsy card yesterday, because I was out of town all da. I had lunch with my mom, and then went to see my mother-in-law in the afternoon. So, I’m posting it today. My card is based on the sweeest little ballerina fairy from this weeks’ shop, I used the colors in it to inspire my card – it’s kind of a stretch, but somethimes my imagination leads me astray, lol.il_430xN.53240124

See – isn’t she just the most darling thing? She seems so carefree and happy. I am seriously thinking about ordering on for my daughter’s room – it has the perfect shade of green in it! I used a Stampin’ Up st I forgot I had on my card, and am so thrilled I found it in the drawer! The fairies wings are painted with Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz, and everything else is colord with Copics.

I sponged around the edges with Pale Plum ink and added the sentiment in the oval punches to the top. It took me a little while to decide on the placement of that, but in the end I chose front and center!

Have a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY everyone!


Pure and Simple

etsy29_tbuThis the “cleanest” card I have ever made, lol. And the piece that inspired me from this week’s Etsy shop looks nothing like it.  But sometimes, my cards take me in a different direction, kwim? I did color the berries on the tree with a gold gel pen, and added gold grass at the bottom.I did the same thing inside the card.

Who knew I had such simplicity in me? I certainly didn’t, lol!

My ink is Cameo Coral, and I used the new Very Versatile set from SU.  I knew I had to have it!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday – check back later for the In Style Stamps blog hop!!!!


This One’s for Marti!

padsu_timinspiredOk – first – I rarely make pne layer cards because they are so sarn hard to do (for me). But I managed to do it today!!! I’m sorry for the lack of posts, btw, It’s been awful for me to0! My digital camera died, and I had to wait for a new one to get shipped. I got a Kodak, and it is Pink! I wanted somethin small  enough to put in my purse, and at 14 megapixels this’ll do. Plus, I got it for a great price 🙂

I’ve already done a post with a card based on this Tim Holtz 12 Days of Christmas tag. But I loved it so much I had to adapt into card format, too! I knew when I saw this SU set it would have to be mine, and I was gonna borrow some mojo from Tim, lol.

I say this is for Marti, because she has done an ecxellent job challengning me to try new things, espescially Tim Holtz. Thanks for the insipration Marti!!!!

Studio G Tiles

bunnytileOk. let me start off by saying this is not perfect. But everyone makes mistakes, right? I think mine was not letting the ink dry completely befoe I baked my tile in the oven. I’ll know better next time!

I used a Studio G Set to do this coaster- I love the set!!! I get me Studio G’s at Pez-a-Doodle Designs – she has a *crazy* selection of them! The tile is  $.32 cent one from Lowe’s —- oh how I love home improvement stores!

Anyway, I’ll do better next time – mistakes are good, I think.

Appealing Daisies

I made this card on Thursday, with Scrappy Sunday in mind. The Ways to Use It Challenge was all about using silhouttes on your card – so it was the perfect excuse for me to ink up the new stamps I got from SU.

My striped cardstock is from a Prima collection, and I didn’t do a thing to it – no cutting, no trimming. It came out of the scrap box the perfect size! I never skew my main images, so this card was hard for me to put together!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Inspired By Nature
Paper: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Apricot Appeal, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, prima dp
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: $1 spot brads, gg ribbon, sponge
Techniques: sponging

Pirouette Moitfs

I was in the mood for a little pink and brown the other day. Here’s what I came up with! The large baroque stamp is done on the Pink Pirouette base using Pretty in Pink ink. The swirl from Carte Postale is done in Close to Cocoa ink.

The edges of the largest scalloped rectangle (which is Pink Pirouette) are sponged in Close to Cocoa. I sponged the edges of most of the layers, actually!

I also finally remembered to get out my Liquid Pearls, in White Opal. So pretty!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Carte Postale
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey dp – Blush
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: ribbon form Mike’s, Nestabilities (large rectangles, scalloped rectangles, ovals, scalloped ovals), dimensionals, sponge
Techniques: sponging