Monday, February 28, 2011

Ippity Hop - Happy Spring

Good morning!  As I am sitting here typing up my blog post  for today it is snowing again. Since early January, it has snowed at least once a week, sometimes two to three times a week. I am so ready for winter to be over and for spring to arrive.  So for today's hop I decided to make a springtime card.  

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The cute bunny and sentiment are from  Sweet Thoughts of Spring.  The bunny reminds me of a plush bunny so I paper pieced the body, stamping the image once on green  pattern paper and then on pink pattern paper. I then added a few flowers, some ribbon and lace.  All the pattern paper is from Memory Box. 

To enjoy the rest of the hop click here. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Let's hope spring arrives early this year!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Ippity Hop, PDCC and Case Study

Good Morning !  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the double challenge at The Play Date Cafe and  Case Study.  The inspiration was a card from Eva Dobilas using the colors of red, black and green for the PDCC and then to create a card based on Eva's creation for Case Study.  Here is the card I created,

and here is Eva's inspiration card and the basis for both challenges

Eva always make such beautiful cards so it was a delight to try to make a card based on her creation.  I used the following stamp sets on this card:  How You Doin', Now & Always and Love in Return.  I made the red felt flower from a Sizzix die and punched the butterfly from a lace doily.  Some paper from October Afternoon and a stained doily finished off the card.

To continue along the blog hop click here.  Thanks so much for stopping by  and enjoy the rest of your day.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Ippity Hop Monday - Hello

Good morning and happy Valentine's Day.  Since it's Valentine's Day, I thought it was only appropriate to make a love card for today's hop.  I remembered this sweet bird cage stamp from Because of You and decided that was the image I wanted to use for today's card. I also used the February colors for this months {ippity} challenge  of black, white, aqua and red.

To begin the card I used the Book It stamp ( I love this stamp)  and stamped it three times, twice in aqua and once in red, then layered the stamped images. I used a tab punch  and tied the papers together with  red and white twine.  The bird cage was colored with markers and  I added a button and rhinestones to finish off the card.

Here are the stamp sets used on today's card.



Jens blog is next on the list and I'm sure she has a wonderful project to share with you.  Thanks so much for stopping by  and I hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Clean and Simple and Ippity Color Challenge

Good morning everyone!  I have another Valentine card to share with  you.  Today  I combined this weeks sketch from Clean and Simple and combined it with the red, black. white and aqua color challenge from Ippity and here is the card I created.

Sketch:                                             Color Combo:

I  loved the sketch and color combo and thought it would make a great card.  Of course now that I look at the card it seems my aqua is more blue, but it looked aqua when I was working on it late yesterday afternoon!  Oh well...too late now!
I started with a  black card base and added black and white polka dot paper.  Then  I embossed a piece of  black paper with a heart design and stamped over it with a white text stamp.  All the black made the card too dark so I added a doily on top of the embossed paper.  This pretty heart image came from Music of my Heart  by {ippity}.  I used the Bit of Burlap stamp to add a pale blue background to the stamped image.  I then cut it out using Spellbinders dies and added another red doily and some red gingham ribbon.  The  sentiment came from another {ippity} set, How you Doin'

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Ippity Hop Monday - Love Birds

Good morning and welcome to another {ippity} hop.  Being so close to Valentine's Day I decided to make a little valentine  card using the February card sketch from Ippity.  Here is the card I made based on the sketch.

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 To create this card, I used the Ippity sets pictured below as well as a cloud background stamp from Hero Arts that was stamped with blue chalk ink, and a  heart cluster stamp from  Memory Box.  I turned the branch around  so the birds would fit better.  Copic and Prismacolor  markers were used to color the images.  To give the card a whimsical feel, I stamped hearts in the clouds.  Then I finished off the card with brown gingham ribbon.  For all the details on this month's challenge and to play along for a chance to win the grand monthly prize click here.


I used the following stamps from each stamp set.  The sweet little birds and branch are from  Fall for You. The sentiment came from How YOU Doin' and the frame came from Cherish Your Dreams. I like how all the stamp sets work so well together.

To continue along the hop click here.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Oh, and one more thing to share with you.  If you're a fan of Glee, check out Listology.  They have compiled a  list of what they consider the 25 best  Glee performances.  Check out the videos and see if your favorite made the list.  My favorite performance, Home by Kristen  Chenoweth didn't make the list but maybe yours will. Enjoy!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love You

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for this week's challenges at the Shabby Tea Room and Card Patterns.  The challenge this week at the Shabby Tea Room was to create a card using only  stamping, no pattern paper and only handmade embellishments.   I combined this challenge  with the card sketch from Card Patterns and here is the card I created.

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Here is the card sketch that I used for this card.

 I usually don't use so many layers on a card so this was a fun sketch for me to work with.  I began this card card by stamping and embossing an  Art Noveau background from CHF onto  pale blue card stock from Memory Box.  I then inked over the embossed image with tea dye distress ink from Rangers.  The same color ink  was used to stamp all the images on the card.  I then used a combination of stamps from Anna Griffin, Unity,  and Papertrey Inc.  for all the stamped images.  A Tim Holtz embossing folder was used for the embossed background and some ribbon, lace and rhinestones finished off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

(P.S.  by mistake I forgot to add a direct link to my card on Card Patterns so I posted it again because I couldn't figure out how to delete the first post.  Sorry!)

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