Saturday, February 27, 2010

Get Well Soon Wish

If any of you read my post two days ago I was hoping for a snow day to stay home, play and make some cards, it didn't happen. But to my surprise I turned on the tv when I got up yesterday to get ready for school and it was canceled! I guess with all the strong winds and rain many people were without power, so they canceled school! This card is what I played with and finished.

I bought this DP on a whim at Michaels one day a couple of weeks ago. It was a 6x6 pack and all the paper is glittered. Not the normal colors that I would buy but it definitely caught my eye. Turns out it also matched Primas that I bought at one of the stamping conventions that I went to last Spring and had never used. The sketch had a strip down the side and so I wanted to do something different besides just running the ribbon straight down so I used glue dots and made it ripple like ribbon candy. It looks a lot better in real life than in the pic, does add dimension to the card. Where I was making a get well card I wanted a bit of elegance so I used a lot of pearls on it also. It took me most of the day to finish it because I kept changing things on it but in the end I was happy with it.

These are the challenges that it fits

Stampin' For The Weekend-I used the sketch from this challenge on this card, it is a great sketch.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 101-Ribbon-tastic is the challenge this week, I love using ribbon on cards.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 39-This challenge is a recipe, use ribbon and have sparkle. I used a shimmery ribbon and all the DP is glittered!
Raise The Bar Challenge #7-Three's Company is their challenge this week. They was use to use three of something our choice. I used 3 of 2 different flowers, 3 different size pearls, and more than 3 punched out leaves.
Pile It On Challenge #7-The challenge they would like us to do this week is a Get Well Soon card.
I hope this card would cheer up someone who is not feeling well.
Creative Card Crew Challenge 45-Their challenge this week is also a get well soon card. It is so nice to know you can someone feel better with a handcrafted card made from the heart.
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 92-This challenge was to use distress inks(if you have them), pearls and glitter. I have never used distress inks so I used my Copics to color the image but I did use lots of pearls and I used glittered DP.

I hope you liked this card that I created. It was definitely one of the longer times it took to make it. I hope that it has inspired you to create a card for a challenge you like. These were all fantastic ones this week.

Stamps- Sugar Nellie Stamps, Rubber Stamp Tapestry Peg Stamps
Papers-SU Sage Shadow, More Mustard CS, Papertrey White Cs, DP My Minds Eye Glitter Pack
Inks-Copics, SU More Mustard and Sage Shadow Inks
Accessories-Nesties, Prima flowers, Prima Mini Roses, Paper Shaper Leaf Punch and Swirl Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Recollection Sticker Pearls, LSS Ribbon, JoAnns Pearl String

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really do love all the comments that you leave for me to read. They are very much appreciated.

Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


It snowed here in the early morning hours then turned into a cold rain, the kind of day to stay in and create. Too bad we still had school so I packed a bag of crafting stuff because I was really in the card making mood and I decided to spend my lunchtime finishing up this card.

I really love this image from Mo's Digital Pencil, she is so cute! It was one of the few times I picked the DP first and then colored to match it. I also knew I wanted to use these pink feathery, lace flowers that I have had for years and couldn't ever seem to find the right use for them, till now. I decided to distress this card because it kind of went with the image and DP. I really like the way it came out, after I looked at the card posted I think I should have stamped some little flowers on the saying or made it smaller too much white showing I think, next time I'll know better.

Here are the challenges that this card fits

Paper Sundaes Sixth Challenge-Their challenge was to do some distressing on your card. I used my distressing tool on every layer. This is my first time trying their challenges, lots of fun!
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C25-The challenge is this great sketch that I used, I loved working with this one!
Practical Scrappers Challenge-Their challenge was fun because it is to use stamps, rubber, digi,
acrylic or foam, your choice. I chose DIGI, though I love rubber too!
Lexi's Creations Challenge #8-This is an easy challenge this week, the challenge is "anything goes", how fun is that!
Incy Wincy Challenge 31-Their challenge is Touchy Feely, add some texture to your project. My card has lots, the distressing, the embossed flower panel, and the lace flowers. Great challenge!
Dare U 2 Digi Challenge 31-Use your punches and a digi of course. I punched the branches around the flowers and the swirls around the saying.
Cupcake Crafts Challenge 79-The challenge this week is friends. What little boy or girl who had a pet didn't think of them as their best friend in the whole world, just like these two cuties!
Saturday Spotlight Challenge SSHP19-Doing the Mess Around is the challenge. They want you to distress your card. I love the look of distressed edges on a card, fun challenge!
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC55-The challenge is to use flowers on your creation. I put three of these lacey flowers together to make this flower. So glad I found their great blog!

Stamps- Mo's Digital Pencil Digi stamps, Hero Arts(saying)
Paper- SU Green Galore, Pixie Pink CS, Papertrey White CS, Basic Grey DP
Inks- Copics, SU Pixie Pink Ink
Accessories- Nesties, MS Branch Punch, Paper Shaper Swirl Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Lacy Flowers, Recollection Sticker Pearls

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card, it really means a lot to me and all your wonderful comments are really very much appreciated. Please stop by again soon!

Happy Creating,

Monday, February 22, 2010

Looking For Clues

Well I am back to school after a quiet and restful week of vacation. I am just now putting the finishing touches on a lot of cards I started last week but never quite finished until now. This is one of the harder ones for me. The card was for Mo's Digital Challenge. The challenge is "Clean and Simple, no layers, no embellishments except ribbon and just a white or beige colored card, YIKES! I live to use lots of layers and frills everywhere on my cards so this really was a challenge for me.

I chose this image from Mo's Digis that I have and just started coloring to see where it would lead to and if I could make something when I was done. Luckily the saying came to mind right away because when my son was little he loved playing in the dirt and would always yell to us to come look at what he found, which was so exciting to him. It is a great memory and with him owning a landscape company he is still playing in the dirt! This image reminds me of him. I did use a glitter pen on the magnifying glass and belt ring. I also put a bit of Crystal Effects on the lens of the magnifying glass. Anyway this is the finished card, I like the way it came out though I don't think I'll give up the layers and flowers and punched embellishments but this was a fun challenge that definitely pushed me way out my comfort zone.


Stamps- Mo's Digital Pencil Digi
Paper- Papertrey White CS
Ink- Copics, SU Bashful Blue and saying done on the printer
Accessories- Cloudmaker, Michaels Ribbon, Silver and Gold Sepia Glitter Pen, Crystal Effects

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my creation. It definitely isn't typical for me and might be the last simple card you'll see here for a while, though it was fun to make.

Happy Creating,

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spring Bathtime

It has been so long since I have posted a card. This was suppose to be a easy school vacation week with lots of time to play, but I found myself busy with everything but stamping! I finally found time to color and create this weekend. I am posting this late because I couldn't miss the hockey game between the USA and Canada, our house lives and breathes hockey!

I also have a thank you give to my sister Peggy for giving me this so cute digi stamp from Sew Many Stamps and a special thank you to the lovely ladies at Sew Many Challenges for letting Peggy share this digi that she won from them with me. So this is my heartfelt thanks to you for being so nice.

I wanted this card to be bright and sparkly so I used DP that was glittered and all the water has Crystal Effects on it, it is hard to see in the photo. I used my cloudmaker on the back round because I wanted the image to stand out and I created the saying on the computer so it would match the image! I made matching dew drops by coloring clear ones with my Copics, it works great!

I found some wonderful challenges that this card fits so here they are

Sew Many Challenges Wk #5-Their challenge this week is a fun sketch
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 14-The Challenge this week is to use a digital image on your card. My image is from Sew Many Cards, it is so cute don't you think?
Lots To Do wk #7-This fun challenge is to use a machine, I use my Cuttlebug to make the circles and the embossed bubbles.
Lexi's Creations Challenge 7-This challenge was great because you need to make your creation spotted or striped, I did both because I love both dotted things and all kinds of stripes!
Fab n' Funky Challenge #11-"Childish", the challenge fit perfectly with my card because you needed a card for a baby or child.
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #91-Spring Is In The Air is the challenge and boy am I ready for Spring and so is this little duck!
Little Red Wagon Challenge #16-The challenge is to use ribbon, I love polka dot ribbon so it was the first ribbon I reached for when I made this card!
Stamp Something Challenge-Touch of Spring is the challenge and I am so happy to finally be making "Spring" cards!
The Pink Elephant Challenge #54-This challenge is a recipe challenge, the recipe is easy use ribbon! Now that is fun and easy.

These are all great challenges. If you have the time stop by and take a peek at all the wonderful cards that others have done. Maybe even try a few yourself!

Stamps- Sew Many Cards Digi Stamps
Paper-SU Green Galore and YoYo Yellow CS, Papertrey White CS, DP Debbie Mumm
Inks-Copics, SU Bashful Blue
Accessories-Nesties, Colluzzle Cutting System, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cloudmaker, Cyrstal Effects, Michaels Ribbon and Clear Dew Drops and Misc. flowers

I hope you liked what I created. I can't thank you enough for stopping by to see what I have made. All the wonderful comments that you leave are very much appreciated.

Happy Creating,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Forever in Love

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought that I better get to work on my husband's Valentine's Day card. He isn't one to like all the red and pinks or hearts everywhere so making a card for him is a challenge every year. When I first saw this digi from at Mo's Digital Pencil I knew it was the perfect image for the card. My hubby is always laughing that we are getting old (not this old yet) though he is the one with the grey hair!

I like making a Valentine card that is non traditional, especially because I love these colors together, they are my favorite colors also, and it makes me think a bit more about how I create the card, KWIM. I am really happy with the way it came out and I am sure Don will like it.

These are the challenges that this card works with
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #17-This was a fun challenge because you had to have wood or "would" on your card. My park bench is wood so it works!
ABC Challenge-This challenge is N for new. My digi that I used is new I just bought it this week.
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #13-This is a Valentine challenge and you need to include hearts with your creation. I have 3 hearts on the top and also I used a heart border punch so I guess I covered.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 98-The challenge this week is to use spots and dots on your card. I used polka dot DP and I embossed the navy cs with my dotted swiss embossing folder.
Double Dutch DDC#36-This challenge, Be My Valentine says it all. Since I made this card for my husband for Valentine's Day I think it fits this challenge though not a traditional valentine.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #9-The challenge this week is "emboss it". I love to emboss for texture on a card so I embossed the back round cs with my dotted swiss embossing folder.
Magical Crafts Challenge #7-Another wonderful challenge that is a valentine card. The DT cards are so cute with the love bugs that they used!
Creative Belli Challenge #84-This challenge was really fun because it was to use ribbons on your card. I almost didn't use it on this card but couldn't imagine not having a bow on it!
Frosted Designs Challenge-With Valentine's Day just around the corner how fitting to have a valentine challenge, helps me to get to work on my Valentine cards lots of great inspiration to see!
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Love Actually is the challenge, how perfect for a valentine challenge!
Charizma Cards Challenge #5-I Love You, is this week's challenge. I hope my husband thinks that this card says this to him!
Stamp Something Challenge-Love Somethings is the challenge this week. I think this image definitely says love. Great challenge this week.
Crazy For Challenges C4C23- This is another wonderful challenge with the theme of Valentine's Day, Be My Valentine. This is a great challenge blog!

If you have a minute check out all these wonderful challenge blogs. They work hard each week to come up with fantastic challenges for everyone to play along with them. Lots of fun to play along!

Stamps-Mo's Digital Pencil, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, SU (always saying)
Paper- SU Night of Navy, Lovely Lilac CS, Papertey White CS, SU DP
Ink- Copics, SU Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bliss Blue
Accessories-Ms Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU slot Punch, Heart Nesties, Recollections Sticker Pearls, Cloudmaker, Stickles, Michaels Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by to see what I have created. I would love to know what you think of my card and I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Enjoy the weekend,

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Vintage Valentine

I was looking at all the wonderful challenges that are going on right now and there was one that really caught my eye. It was a challenge that is is over at the Cuttlebug blog. The challenge is to make a vintage valentine. So I thought no problem, sounds like fun. I worked on this card for about two days. Vintage is not so easy especially if you want that collage or shabby sheik sort of look. I finally decided on a different direction with a more elegant look by using pearls, crocheted lace, dressy ribbons, and petite yet elegant flowers. I thought of lots of different textures to use and decided to use green (not normally thought of when you think valentines) with the pinks for my colors. I also thought this pale DP would also add to the vintage feel.

I just bought this digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and thought that I would take love in a different direction by showing love through the eyes of a child. I am sure most of us have a wonderful memory of a special doll that you loved well after you stopped playing with dolls anymore. It is a valentine love filled with innocence and purity. Hopefully I will find a special little someone to give this Valentine to.

There are lots of wonderful challenges this week so this card also fit perfectly for some others
Cuttlebug Challenge #68-Vintage Valentine, I hope I came close enough to vintage and a valentine.
Little Red Wagon Challenge #13-Their challenge this week was to use hearts on your card. I used a doily heart that I sponged pale green, a large heart that I cut from my Spellbinder's Heart Nesties, and a small gold heart charm.
PaperPlay Challenge Week 4-The challenge this week was a color challenge, pink, green, and white. These colors are really pretty together so it was easy to use them on my card.
KL Stampin and Scrappin Challenge #15-The challenge for this week is a fantastic sketch. It was a really fun one that worked perfectly with my theme.
Creative Belli Challenge #83- Their challenge is to use things you have hanging around your craft area, this week it is hearts. I have them everywhere so I couldn't pass up playing this fun challenge!
Dare U 2 Digi stamp Challenge #30-The challenge is always to use a digi stamp, I used one of Mo's Digital Pencils digis and also have hearts on you creation. You can never have too many hearts right?
If The Shoe Fits Fashionista Friday #20-This challenge is to make a vintage creation. There are some wonderful DT samples to see on their blog, you should check them out!
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #3-This is a great blog for challenges and they have come up with a wonderful one for Valentine's day, create a card using hearts! Be sure to pop over to their challenge blog and check them out you'll love it!
Raise The Bar Challenge #3-This challenge was a great one for me, it is to use old DP on your creation. I have been trying to clean up and out my crafting area and have lots of old paper that I hoarded and then forgot about. These are two of the papers that I found!
Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #14-I Give You My Heart, this challenge is to use hearts, they can be stamped, paper or an embellishment. How easy is that for a challenge, you should come play along!
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #68-This is another great challenge that asks you to use at least one HEART on you card! It is really hard to stop at just one!
Lexi's Creations Challenge #6-This is a new challenge spot for me. The challenge this week is to create a Valentine! I really like being challenged with fun themes.

These are all fantastic challenges to play along with, stop by and try a few of them. They are all so much fun!

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil Digi Stamps
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss CS, Papertrey White CS, and DP Roses unknown and back round DP Graphic 45
Inks: SU Mellow Moss, Copics
Accessories: Paper Heart Doily, Circle and Heart Nesties, SU Ribbon, JoAnns Crocheted Lace and Pearl Strands, Petite Roses Unknown, Recollection Sticker Pearls, and Heart Charm

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I have been working on. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary C