Monday, February 28, 2011

Heart and a Handbag

Silver, copper, and bronze are the colors I used today!

Daisy Doodles challenge # 29 this week is a sketch!
Simple and all you need to do is use a Daisy Doodles image
to enter the challenge using this sketch.

The handbag image is free for a limited time here at the store.
You do not have to buy anything to get it for free!!!!
Silver heart button that I had to cut the shank off, it was so big, 
is surrounded with silver shimmer ribbon and a piece of copper cord.
Copper paper that was a gift from my SIL, and I used bronze ink to stamp the handbag.
Added some silver touches, and IRL I can see the reflection of a quarter in the copper paper in the lower right hand corner...very cool!
No sentiment, but it is going to be a thank you note for a very special person!
Am hoping to get one more card done using the newest image, Amy!
It's now Sunday almost 1 PM. Birthday dinner to make for our DTR, her favorite German chocolate cake. Hoping to get DH to help me out. He is a great cook!!!
Just finished resizing Amy, and letting the home made glue dots 'dry'.
I have a favorite person expecting a baby soon so this just might fill that bill!
And for your viewing pleasure a close up and a 'Polaroid' that I made in Picnik.
 Picnik is an effect/basic fix now available in Picasa3.
Thanks for coming by!

Digital Tuesday - Punches and a Digi
Creative cottage - Fabulous florals
Stampin' B's -  use a flower
Crafty Creations - Garden dwellers
Alota rubber - Nesties
Paper Romance - Anything goes
Tellen's Place - Buttons
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbon and Bows
I Did It Creations - Punches or Dies

Friday, February 25, 2011

Clean and Simple

Here are a couple CAS cards that I have made the last couple of days.
Used Waltzingmouse's 'Afternoon Tea' for the one above. the cups are stamped in  Soft Suede and the steam and tea bag strings are Crumb Cake.
I swirled the  tea cup in Distress ink 'Broken China' to get a different look.
This card was for a challenge at SCS CAS107- create your own background.
I created the entire card in just one layer, which was my objective.
Special Day was a challenge over at SCS...I think my CAS is a bit different than SCS's description...but I like it. The sentiment and  image are SU's  Flexible Phrases and Send a Celebration.
I used an aquapainter to get some Positively Pink onto the petals of the was a quick and easy way to do the coloring. This card measures 5 x 4 1/4".
thanks for coming by!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Appliqued Tree

The new FREE image this week at Delightful Inspiration is the
Appliqued Tree.
To get your free image you must play at the beginning of each month and each week that you do play a 
NEW free image can be yours.
But first here are a few close ups of some birdies I love.

I 'appliqued' my papers to the image after making a few clouds and then 
I used the spellbinders to cut it out, and spread some stickles about to liven it up a bit.

 Thanks for coming by!

Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Thrilling Thursdays - Show Us What You Got
ResQ - Happy
Hand Stamped Sentiments - To "DIE" For (die cuts)
Crazy 4 challenges -  Use a Die
Simply Create - bright is that sun!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A big birthday

70 is a big number!
It deserves some sort of recognition, especially when you live that long!!!
My sister loves to gamble, the roulette wheel, Black Jack, she has even been known to pull the arm on a
slot machine...well, back when there was an arm to pull!!
For her birthday we threw her a surprise party and the theme....gambling.
I wish that I had taken my camera to get a picture of her cake.
let me call my niece and get was an amazing feat of fondant, sugar, cream, chocolate and
GAMBLING paraphernalia.  
Jules at Daisy Doodles created  this set
and I used every single one of them to make this card for my sister, the gambler!
The chips are five ply and sponged for color!
It matched all the cards and chips that were spread all over the table tops.
My niece even had green felt on one of the tables and some really great centerpieces.
when I get some of the pics I'll come back and add them here!
thanks for coming by!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Verve February 2011

Yes, it's Verve time again. This month's challenges will all be posted on the same blog post.
You can see all the sketches over at Verve. Scroll down just a bit to see the sketches.
Did you catch that fabulous contest at the top of the Verve blog?
Here's my week one
Week two
Week three
Week four
Vellum covers every layer to soften the look, even though the papers were so soft already.
Then just one close up of that last card to show off the glitter on the flower.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friends Always

 is posted on the first Saturday of each month on Jen's blog and stays open to until the last day of the month.
You should check it out as there will be a prize each month from a different sponsor and a grand prize at the end of the year. this months sponsor is Anita Be Stampin. Now, I do not own any ABS stamps so I am gonna go with a favorite sentiment set of mine from WMS' Teeny Trees.
The background stamp is a Verve sentiment from Feel the Sun.
Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Buttons and the MOUSE

................the Waltzing MOUSE that is...............
 The challenge this month is to use many or as few as you would like.
If you would like to go see all the terrific button creations...head over to the
Waltzingmouse forum....If you have never been takes less than one minute to sign in.
You won't be sorry...the DT is fabulous with all of their projects.
The head MOUSE with all the cheese is Claire and she designs some awesome stamp sets.
Her blog is here.
The design team links can be found in Claire's blog on the right side bar if you have an inkling to check them out. Look for the symbol like mine above for the February waltz blog posts.
I decided,  once again, to make two cards for the button challenge.
The first one is "Birthday Wishes", a sentiment from the Teeny Trees stamp set.
This card just so happens to fit right into the challenge at  
Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge, too

The second card, has "Big Blooms" stamped in two different sizes with separate centers....
make that three different sizes with four different stamps.

The green leaves are from 'Teeny Trees' and so is the 'thank you'.
Keeping this short since I am thinking there will be many blogs to visit and a game to play!
Thank you so much for coming by!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bunches of Flowers

Delightful Inspiration's Faith has created yet another flower image 
that has been the most fun playing with today. 
For your viewing pleasure here is Faith's " Kaela's Spring Bouquet'.

 This was so simple...and I love it!
Thank you so much for coming by!
Be sure to check out Faith's blog and challenges...every month there is a
free image and if you play along you can get a fabulous free image every single week.
STAMPS: D2D, WMS's Teeny Trees
PAPER: Sage Shadow and Barely Banana, with white, of course.
INK: Pallette Noir, Sage Shadow, Barely Banana. I sponged on the BB, and used a blender pen to color in the flowers and stems/leaves.
TOOLS: MS border punch....'Rings'
INCIDENTALS: Ribbon...Daffodil taffeta from SU, three pearls colored with BBanana marker

Daisy Doodles

There has been a date change for the BINGO game.
We all know how quickly an illness can hit us, be it ourselves or a loved one.
This just in from our fear less leader, JULES
With reference to Playtime :) 

I thought I would let everyone know, that there's a date change for the sign up of the bingo.
I haven't been well, so I wasn't able to organize the bingo for the time specified.
I do apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, but I couldn't do much about about it.
I've decided to extend the sign up date until the 25th of February

After this date you will be sent your own unique numbers, and bingo ticket. and the date that the bingo will commence.
There will be 2 prizes, one being a $25 GC and the 2nd will be for $10 to spend in store.
please mail us @ to sign up and be eligible to play :)
Again my apologies, I hope you all understand :)
HUGS, Jules

Monday, February 14, 2011


This weeks challenge at Daisy Doodles is Valentine's with Shimmer.
 Wait for the shimmer....
Just a quick and easy card...getting me and my MOJO back into the routine!!!!
That shimmer is SU  chunky glitter that I have hoarded for a very long time!
The challenge is open until February 28th. Go get yourself a free Love Sentiment
and enter the challenge.
thanks for coming by!!!

The Crafty pad - hearts
Gingerloft - RED
I Did It - Bling it UP
One Stitch At A Time - Make it pretty
Stamping Vacation - Occasion Oasis, V Day
Stamping Vacation NO No - No Tags
Stampin for the Weekend - Valentine's
For Fun - Hearts
2 Sisters - Hearts
Stampin' Royalty # 58 - Hearts, Hearts and more Hearts 2/14
Paper Take Weekly - Have a Heart :)
Tuesday Throwdown - buttons
Crazy 4 Challenges - Hearts
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts
Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Paper Pretties - Valentine's Day inspiration
Stamping Vacation - American Heart Month
Stamping Vacation -  No flowers

Thursday, February 10, 2011

An I heart thank you

This card is for a very special vet that loved our Brandy girl!
I colored the ribbon and then spread some glitter dust all over it!
the 'thank you' and sketch is from Teeny Trees and Waltzingmouse stamps.
the heart is a freebie from Delightful Inspiration this week.

A pic of the glittery goodness...
from a different angle and tons of light!!!!
     thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bee Mine

Finally, I got to the craft room!!!!!
There's been loads of stuff going on at my house the past two weeks, mostly illness.
DH, now known affectionately as the stubborn mule...was deathly ill and spent quite some time in Morton Plant Hospital. He is on the mend and at home, but doesn't quite understand the meaning of following doctor's orders.
My friends say that he is a typical male....and let's just say...OK!!!!!
first on the agenda is getting a card made for the design team that I am on and have neglected!
This is an image from Daisy Doodles set called 'Love Sentiments'.
Yellow glitter on the wings and had to make my own stripes!!!
It's very shimmery IRL.
Just had to make a Valentine without the usual reds and pinks!!!!
But then had to sneak in the red antennae!!!! 
Thanks for coming by!

Daisy doodles

from Jules at Daisy Doodles
In the near future we will be having a game of bingo again. We have done this in the past and as it was successful, we've decided to have another game.
To be eligible to play you need to mail us before the 16th February.
After this date you will be sent your own unique numbers, and bingo ticket. and the date that the bingo will commence.
There will be 2 prizes, one being a $25 GC and the 2nd will be for $10 to spend in store.

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