Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Romantic Butterfly

Good Morning! Aren't you glad it's the weekend? I know I am! This morning I have a card for you that I created for two challenges. The first is the Stamp TV Color Challenge. This week, Janice is challenging us to use Brown, Red, Green and Ivory - such a romantic combination. When I was blog hopping the other day, I came across a blog that was new to me - CASE Study. They have a monthly guest designer and you pull your inspiration from their stunning creations. You can check out the card created by Mariana Grigsby over at the CASE Study challenge blog - her butterfly is colored beautifully! Their DT is also fabulous! What gorgeousness!! I am entering my card in their challenge #7.

To create my card, I used Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock in Chocolate Kiss for my base. I then stitched on some designer paper from the Basic Grey - Sugared collection. The butterfly from Gina K's Take Flight stamp set was stamped in SU! Cherry Cobbler ink onto ivory card stock and cut out. To create the bottom, I started with a strip of Chocolate Kiss, added a layer of ivory lace and satin ribbon, and added some paper piercing along the top edge. Using the SU! Designer Label and Decorative Label punches, I created my sentiment. I love the effect you get when layering these two punches. The LOVE sentiment is from Gina K's Rectangle Greetings set. For the finishing touches, I added a few red pearls, and created a tiny button flower using a vintage pearl button from my Grandmother's collection and a few MS punched leaves from the designer paper.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I am heading to Mom and Dad's on Sunday and will be staying for the beginning of the week :) I have to work in PA until Wednesday, so instead of staying in the hotel, it's close enough that I will be able to commute in from home. I am so excited! I took off Thursday and Friday and Mom and Dad are going to come this way for a few days (oh, and I can't forget, they are bringing Jessie (our Black Lab) too)! I can't wait!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lazy Daisies

Tonight I am sharing the birthday card that I made for my best friend Kristy :) Her favorite flowers are daisies, so I decided to use this adorable Penny Black stamp called Lazy Daisies. I stamped the image onto white card stock, colored with Copics, cut out using Nestabilities, and then sponged in the ground and sky using SU! ink in Baja Breeze and Old Olive. After finishing the image, I decided to turn it into a kickstand card. I trimmed a portion off of the front of the card, added designer paper from Basic Grey - Green at Heart collection, and then lined the bottom of the scene up with the bottom of the card. What do you think? I also added that super cute lady bug embellishment from Jolee's to the bottom corner - it's she a beauty?

I hope you all have a great night! We are half way through the week - only two more days to go :)

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hi, it's me...

Hello again to all of my friends :) Tonight I am doing a second post featuring a card that I created for the current Basic Grey Challenge - #29. It's a sketch challenge and I gave it a 90 degree spin! All designer paper is from the Basic Grey - Olivia collection. The image and sentiment are Pure Innocence for My Favorite Things - Heart Stripes. I colored the little girl with pencils and paper pieced her dress. I added some stitching, glitzy Primas from their Summer Mix, and some cotton lace for the scalloped edge. I added a touch of shine to the little hearts with a Sakura Gelly Roll in Red Star. This was such a fun sketch! If you have some extra time, stop by and play - the challenge doesn't end until October 1st!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Trick or Treat

Hi fellow blog friends! Long time no see! Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy Halloween card that I created for the Paper Sundaes Challenge #36 - Using Fall or Halloween colors. I can't believe how fast time is going by for me - soon it will be time for ghosts and goblins. Using some designer paper from Basic Grey's Eeire collection, I created my backdrop for my fun stamp from Catslife Press. Don't you just love it? Such a great sentiment! For my foreground, I added a piece of Felt Fusion from Queen&Co - it reminds me of pumpkin vines. I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! I know it may be shocking, but I might even be back later tonight with another post!

Happy Stamping!