Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Tuesday to you all. Hope you had a nice weekend.
We enjoyed some fabulous weather here. The  high on 
Saturday was only 80, yesterday 89, amazing for this
 time of year.  For our challenge today we are looking for
 Masculine cards today. Our sponsor Dude Time Doodles
 gave us some fun images to work with. I used mine to
 make a Father's Day card for my husband. Started
 by embossing my base with a basket weave folder 
from SU then I stitched a scrap of blue striped dp
onto some lighter blue. I water colored my image and then
 cut out with a Spellbinder Label #17. The sentiment in 
on two layers of the Spellbinder Label #22. 
Some blue twine is tied on with a button.
Be sure to stop on by and check out the teams fun
 cards and show us yours.
Entering Challenges:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

First in observance of Memorial Day I want to say 
Thank You to all those who have and are serving to
protect our freedom and for the sacrifice so many have
 made over the years.
Now for our Challenge at FOSTV is to try a New Technique.
 I used alcohol inks to make a marbleized background.
 My rose stamp image is from the Sending Happy Thoughts set. 
 I water colored my rose image and cut out with a Spellbinder
 scalloped rectangle.After stitching on the marbleized background
and the embossed white I added the lace then foam 
dotted on the image. The bow was
dyed and attached with a pin. 

 This weeks winner will receive this North American Woods set.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CR84FN Challenge

I finally got the time to join Mona's color challenge .

Very pretty color combo isnt it.
 I picked some of my blue plumbago flowers and trumpet vine leaves.
 Sandwiching between two pieces of paper and running thru the
cuttlebug to squish the color onto the paper. Trimmed and 
embossed with the dotted swiss folder
After stitching on the layers
 I added the PTI border. Made a flower and some leaves and 
punched a sentiment.  Voila a nice springy card for my sis who
 just did a 10 mile trek for the Walk for Life...her MIL and SIL
 both lost the battle to cancer last year. She is not only my sis 
but my best friend and cheerleader!! The card is to go with 
a little gift I got her . 

Thanks for stopping by today.
..have a great one :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown~~~3D

Tuesday Throwdown and the team has created a fabulous
 variety of inspiration for you. We have a new sponsor
 Creations by AR. Adela Rosso has a wonderful variety 
of 3D templates. She has generosly  supplied each of us 
with a template. Be sure to stop by and check out her store
 and make a purchase and show us your 3D project
. My project used the Crafters Apron. After making
 the apron I covered it with a piece of
 Briana Floral Collage from K& Company,

 faux stitched and added some rick rack. The template
 has three options, one is an insert with round holes
 to hold little test tubes, oval holes for lotions etc or
 just leaving open to use the whole box. I made this 
box for my little sister who has a birthday in a few
 weeks. Since I was putting seeds in my box I 
decorated it with a garden theme.My border was
 punched with a MS checkerboard punch. I dyed
 some ribbon to tie around the box. After making
 my flowers I attached them with a little foliage

. My butterfly is a little Cherry Lynn dye. I attached
 the ribbon on the apron with buttons.
Entering Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: Garden Party...w/ a dimensional flower
Flourish's Timeless Tuesday: Use flowers
Stamp Scrap & Doodle: Flowers 
City Crafters: A Rose is a Rose
Secret Crafter: In the Garden

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friends of Speedy Fox TV

Hope you all had a great weekend! Our challenge for today is
 Memorial Day. Memorial Day originally called Decoration is 
a day of remembering the men and women who died while 
serving in the United States Military. It was officially proclaimed on
May 1868. Many in my family have served. My girls are both
 married to career military men, one of whom is returning from
 deployment this week. Our freedom has a great cost to it and
 I feel this is a important day to ponder that cost! It seems that
 much of the meaning has been lost and it has become more 
about a  day off work or school.
I'm  passionate about honoring the men
 and women who serve our country.
Onto my card.... I embossed the piece of white and 
stitched onto the blue then attached to the white. My flower 
 I colored it red and cut out with the Spellbinder label#18.
The sentiment was also cut out the the Spellbinder label#18.
 The hand dyed ribbon was tied into a bow with a button
. The embossed border was cut with a Spellbinder
floral doily border.
                                    Entering Challenges:
Allsorts: Buttons & Bows                                      

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Its time for a  new challenge. This week we want to see
 how you use fabric! This weeks sponsor is Digital Delights. 
 I have used Chef Luigi. I'm making another recipe album for my girls
 and Chef Luigi was a fun choice for this recipe page although it isn't
 a cake recipe. After printing out a full size version I shrank it down
 to make a border also.
Sorry this is such a big in your face pic but the small size were so 
blurry you could couldnt even tell what the border was.
 I used the B &W checked fabric for the
 bottom strip. Also used it for one of the flower layers on the felt. 
The rest of the team has some creative uses of the fabric,
 drop over for a visit.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Paper Piercing...holes, that is our challenge at  FOSTV. I missed the r and
 started piecing. Lesson is to read carefully lol!! So now you know what
 to do be sure to hop on over and wow us with your creation.
The winner will receive this Very fun stamp set called~

  I use one of the Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. set called Pucker UP. 
Using several different stamps from the set, the single lemon, the two lemons,
 the sentiment and the lemon blossom. After coloring all the images I cut

  them out. The sentiment was cut out with the Spellbinder Romantic
 Rectangle and the lemons with the Spellbinder Label #21
Both were pierced .
The papers are some misc with no name. They were stitched
 on and a little lace and some fun buttons added. 

Inside more stitching....The circle is the Spellbinder beaded circles
 with more piercing and  the pocket and border were punched
 with a  MS Zig Zag. The big lemon is temporarily stuck on
as it is  actually a refrigerator magnet to stick up the curd
 recipe. The recipe was added to the tag. A top cut from the
Spellbinder Label #21 shaded and faux stitched.
One of the lemons was cut from the image of two
colored, cut out and a ribbon added.

There is a story behind my card...A single mom lived next to me
 for years. Her girls used to love help feed the horses, goats and
 collect eggs. She would occasionally bring things over and I
 made lemon curd for her. She thought it was divine!  She has
since remarried and lives around the corner from me. She was
 recently diagnosed with breast cancer, had a mastectomy
 and is now started chemo. She has the most wonderful attitude,
not woe is me but rather hey that's just the way it
 is so just gotta do what ya gotta do!
 I wanted to make her smile Sooo thus this
 card. I am making her a jar of curd which I didnt have
 time to do yet and will give her the card to go with it.
  Thanks for stopping by today!

Entering Challenges:
Great Impressions: Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers: Fussy cuts
Love to Create: Bingo..buttons, lace & die cuts

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Happy Tuesday to you all. Tuesday brings a new challenge
 and this week it is Motherly Love.
Our Sponsor is Sweet & Sassy.
 Be sure to stop by their store, they have a great selection of images.

I have used the Morning Glories this week.After coloring them
with the copics, which really is going to take more practice. With
 water colors you  move all the color around so easily with the
water,,,much different than with copics. But I will persevere lol!
My oldest daughters favorite color is blue so this will be for her.
 After coloring I cut out with the Spellbinder Floral Oval then
mounted on the Spellbinder Scalloped Oval. Both were
foam mounted on. I swirled some white on a piece of
blue paper and then embossed. Attached the border, ribbon,
then the image and sentiment. A little butterfly and bow to
 sweeten it up a bit. The team has lots of very pretty cards to
inspire you, be sure to stop by and visit them!!
You can join us Here.....

Entering Challenges:
Scrapper's Delights: May Flowers
Paper Sundaes: Mothers Day

Monday, May 7, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #19

Since Mother's Day is just around the corner our Challenge this
week at  Friends of Speedy TV is Mother's Day. Make a
card for your mom or a special lady in your life.

 The winner will receive this lovely Mother's Magnolia Set.

  Because my mom went thru a long siege of health issues as
 a result of complications of surgery this past winter I'm
 extra happy to celebrate this  day with her this year. This pocket
 card with a tag is for her. I have used the Dogwood Blossoms Set 
 today. This is my first try using copics and
it  certainly is different that using water colors! I can see it
 will take lots of practice plus I will need more shades of colors
. After coloring two of the dogwood images a
cut then out. For the pocket I used some scraps paper but there wasn't
 enough so I made a page of similar design with water colors. 
Used some lace around the edges of the pocket then  dotted the
edges and fastened it together. A piece cut out  embossed  and
distressed to go in the larger space then
 the ribbon wrapped around and attached. 

The image was attached onto that. A little butterfly was cut out 
with a Cherry Lynn die and lastly the sentiment attached.

 The top of the tag was punched with the Ms Scalloped
 lace punch, the bottom was embossed with a paisley folder, then
 I stitched around it. I  distressed the edges and the embossed
 area then added the button  and the image. My sweet
 mom will be able to use it as a bookmark as she is an avid
reader. On the back I wrote her a note letting her know
 how special she is to me!
Here is a pic of it put together.
 Entering Challenges:

Dream Valley: For A Special Lady 
Really Reasonable Ribbons: Mother's Day
I Brake for Challenges : Flowers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Joining Mona's CR84FN color challenge today.

This Grafic 45 paper I had stashed was the perfect colors
for this color challenge. I stitched a couple pieces together and onto
 the creme base. After swirling the aqua with some creme paint 
 to lighten it up a bit I cut  out the butterfly with a Spellbinder Wings of Hope.
 Added some pearls for the body.
A little tea dyed trim for the top. The bottom border is the
 Spellbinder Fleur De Lis. The white doily is a Whimsey die with
a flower added to the center and Spellbinder leaves.

The two smaller flowers are dies and punches with a little pearl center.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Are you ready for the new Tuesday Throwdown  Challenge today?
 Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and the theme is In The Garden.
 Can be anything found in the garden....
 For my card today I am using the
 rose image which I water colored and cut out with 
the Spellbinder Scalloped Circle. It is matted on the Spellbinder
 Beaded Circle. I stitched on my Mariposa stack Dps .The butterfly
 punched border is a MS with a yellow mat behind it. The embossing
 is a Dotted Swiss Folder with a ribbon tied around it.

 The  bottom border is made with a MS arches punch. Some 
miscellaneous buttons and jewels for some embellies. The 
sentiment has the edges of the arched punch added to 
 each side then foam dotted on.
So glad you stopped by hope you will stop over and join us today. 
Entering Challenges:
Love to Create: Buttons & Flowers