Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Many Many Thanks - Clean & Simple

Hello!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made based on this weeks sketch from Clean and Simple.  I really liked this sketch and thought it would be fun to give it a try.
The challenge was to use 3D embellishments along with the  below  sketch.  Here is the card I created:

I have had these  layered flowers for a long time and have been waiting for the opportunity to use them.  I coupled the flowers with a pansy punch from Martha Stewart  and this bright orange paper from K&Co. To add a little texture to the card I embossed the center strip with a houndstooth design. A few coordinating rhinestones and a simple sentiment from Music of My Heart by Ippity completed the card.

This is such  fun sketch with so many uses. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are now ready for some {ippity} inspiration from today's hop!  I have two cards to share with you today, one masculine and one feminine.  The first card I made uses vellum and the Now and Always and Where You Should Be {ippity} stamps sets.

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I love the effects of stamping on vellum and for this card I stamped the flowers and leaves on vellum using  white ink then heat embossed with white embossing powder. To add some color, I colored the back of the flower and leaves with Prismacolor pencils which gave the stamped images a soft glow of color. The card base was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. To accent the embossed leaves, I stamped over the leaves with the background stamp, Thoughts From the Past

For the next card I used the Authentic Man stamp set.

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 Using  the Recess papers from Basic Grey, I stamped the  stars and car then lightly highlighted parts of the car. The  sentiment is not from {ippity} but from Inkadinkado. I just felt the larger font on this stamp worked better with the card. 

Next on the list is Rona.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop - Spring

Good morning!  Spring has finally arrived and to celebrate, I created this card.

I began this card with this weeks sketch from Clean & Simple.    The gingham background was stamped with the {ippity} gingham stamp.   For the stalk of the flower I used  the X border stamp from Quotes a'La Happy,  and the sentiment came from How You Doin'.  The crepe paper flowers were fun and easy to make.  Using a circle punch I punched out ten circles, aligned the circles in a stack and pierced a hole through the center.  I then attached a small brad through the center and scrunched each layer individually. I liked how layering different colored crepe paper gave each flower its own individual look.   A small leaf punch from Martha Stewart was used to punch out the crepe paper leaves.   Some raffia and Memory Box paper completed the card.

Click here for the complete list of blog participants. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Mother

Today is  a very special lady's birthday.  This special lady is my Mother.  Our wish for you Mother is that your day is filled with love and laughter.  You are such a warm, kind and loving mother who has a gift for making everyone feel so special and loved.  As you celebrate your special day, remember that we love you and are sending  you our love and heartfelt wishes for a wonderful birthday.

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We love you Mom, enjoy your special day!
Susan and the Boys

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ippity Blog Hop - Quotes a'la HAPPY

Welcome!  Today I  have two cards to share with you that I made with the Ippity stamp set Quotes a'la HAPPY.  This is such a fun set with so many cute images and sentiments.  The first card I made uses the sun image and related sentiment.

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I used Hero Hue markers to color the sun and then I cut it out using the Spellbinder's pinking circle dies.  The papers are also from Hero Arts which coordinate with the markers.  The ribbon was attached with  double sided tape. I  then added a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

My next card uses  what I call the love jar from this set.

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This is actually  a mini card using the Ippity challenge colors for March of pink, green, yellow and  blue.  Aren't these pretty springtime colors?  I just love this color combination!  Again, I colored in the hearts with Hero Hue markers and used dotted paper from Papertrey Inc. I distressed the edges of the papers and applied white ink around the edges.  A few buttons, twine and a doily completed the card. 

To continue along the blog hop click here. I'm sure everyone has some wonderful projets to share with you today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and  enjoy the rest of the hop.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Many Thanks

Good morning!  I used a sletch from Clean and Simple to create the card I made today.  I really liked the sketch this week and thought I would give it a try.  Here is the card I made,

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based on this sketch.

Isn't this a great sketch?  It's so simple, yet it has so many possibilities. I can see using this sketch quite a bit! The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from an Ippity stamp set, Bitty Pixie Paisley. The sentiment  was cut out using a Labels Sixteen die from Spellbinders.  I  then added some aqua ribbon and this pretty pale yellow  ribbon flower from Maya Road.

Thanks for taking a peek and enjoy the rest of your day!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Card Patterns and Ippity Color Challenge

Today I have a card to share with you that I make with this week's sketch from Card Patterns. I used this month's colors  of pink, blue, green and yellow from the Ippity Color Challenge and combined it with the sketch to create this card.

I like birthday cards that are bright and cheery and have a little bit of sparkle.  What could be brighter than the DeLovely papers from Cosmo Cricket? Not only are the papers bright, but they also contain the challenge colors.  The party hat and the eye chart sentiment came from Party Hat Wishes by Ippity. Some punches from EK Success and Martha Stewart, a few rhinestones,  a crepe paper pom pom and a few balloons I cut with my Cricut machine finished off the card.

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


Monday, March 7, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop, Play Date Cafe and Get Sketchy

Good morning everyone!  Today I have a couple of challenge cards to share with you.  The first card was made for this weeks challenge at the Play Date Cafe which was  to use black and white with a splash of color.  I combined  this challenge with the sketch from Get Sketchy and here is the card I created.

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I rarely use yellow on a card so I thought I'd used it  as my color splash.   The flowers are are from Now and Always and the number scallop stamp and sentiment are from Party Hat Wishes.   Here is the sketch I used for this card.


My next card was made for this months Ippity challenge. I used the March sketch to create this card.

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I have always loved this silhouette stamp of the potted flowers from So  This is Love  and thought it would be perfect to use with the  the kissing technique.  I used  the Book It stamp  with green ink,  the potted flower stamp with pink ink and kissed the two stamps together.  I really liked the end result with just the right amount of green coming through.  I tried other color combinations but this was my favorite. The sentiment is from Just Wanted to Say and the paper is from Basic Grey. 

 To enjoy the rest of the hop click here for a list of all the participants and you can also find out the details of the monthly challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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