Monday, May 30, 2011

Vintage Girl

Vintage Girl..
Reading peacefully...
A tranquil setting

 The Creative Details
Image: LaBlanche Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in dog rose blossom, pale cherry pink, blush, willow, cashmere, powder blue, duck blue.
Inks: Marvy Dye Inks in pale green, ochre
Embellishments: die cut butterfly, fern blossoms (K&Co), grosgrain ribbon, pearls, flower gems (Prima), folded flower
Tools. Nestibilities, border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)

The Challenges
Crafts & Me (#36 gems & pearls)
Creative Card Crew (Anything goes)
Paper Play (#21 blossoms and blooms)
Paper Sundaes ( #71 vintage/shabby)
Play Date Cafe (#83 colors splash/green and black)
Sundays with Chrissy (flowers)

Be Tranquil &
Stay warm harted,

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunshine Girl

Sunshine Girl...
Gathering Flowers...
A Prelude to Summer.

The Creative Details:
Image: Sarah Kay
Colors: Copic Makers in napoli yellow, buttercup, dog rose flower,
 cool grey, sand, robins egg blue
Embellishments: orange grosgrain ribbon, flower (K&Co) butterfly, stickles

The Challenges:
Cooking it up with Katie ( #63 Sunshine)
Copic Creations (#50 Yellow)
Cupcake Inspirations (#113 - Inspiration Photo)
Inspire Me Fridays (Anything goes)
Paper Shelter (#15 Anything goes)
Pixie Cottage (#71 Something Sunny)
Stampin B's (#112 Collage)
Two Sisters (#41 Anything Goes)

Hope the sun is shining on you today!
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cupcake Sprinkles

This cupcake is all about the sprinkles of glitter.
Looks like another sparkling challenge at Pile it On
starting Sunday May 29 when the theme is "Sprinkles."

 And, sadly my month as a guest designer at Pile it On is over.
I'll be back though again as a guest designer in July.

The Creative Details:
Image: Designed to Delight (digi)
Sentiment: Taylored Expressions
Coloring: Copic Markers in apricot, cashmere, orange, lilac, robins egg blue
Embellishments: flowers (Prima), stickles
Tools: Scalloped circle punch, Die Cut (Taylored Expressions)

The Challenges:
Everybody Art (#143 - sketch)
Inky Impressions (shine on)
Lollipop (#40 bling it)
Pile it On (Your the sprinkle in my life)
Scrap Creations  (3 different DP)
Sew Many Challenges (#55 circles)
Stamps R Us (Use a digi)
Whoopsi Daisy (Birthday)

Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flowers and Lace

PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop

The Creative Details
Image and Sentiment: PaperTrey Ink
Coloring: Marvy Inks in pink, orchid, celery, yellow (set against gloss paper)
Embellishments: daisy lace, pearls, stickles, butterfly
Tools: mounting foam, scalloped border punch

Crafts 4 Eternity (#19 flowers/ribbon,bling)
Fun at Fairy Knoll (#19 flowers)
Simply Create (#44 special event)
Southern Girls (#19 Frills and Polish)
Spoon Full of Sugar (things with wings)
Sweet Stampin (in the garden)

Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, May 20, 2011

Beary Special Friend

Its a Beary Special Time...
Especially at the Pile it On Challenge starting Sunday May 22. The theme is all about those fuzzy lovable creatures we call bears. Here's my addition as a guest designer this week.

The Creative Details
Image: Sassy Cheryl (digital)
Sentiment: Just Rite Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in tender pink, shock pink, dog wood blossom, migonette, leaf green, cool grey
Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, brads, rhinestones, rick rack border (Basic Grey)
Tools: Nestibilities, scalloped circle punch
The Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers (#46 emboss)
Crafty Sentiments (Children's card)
Crazy Challenge (#67 green and pink)
Fussy and Fancy (3 papers, 2 embellies, 1 ribbon)
Kaboodle Doodles (#67  tic/tac/toe)
Paper Cupcakes (emboss)
Pile it on (Bears - guest designer)
Pixie Cottage (#70 pink & girly)
Really Reasonable Ribbon (anything goes)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge (white space)
Spoon full of Sugar (#152  anything goes)
Stamps R Us (use a digi)
Stamp with Fun (#111 green and pink)
Time to Craft (#141 - toy box treasures)
TopTip Tuesday (for the kids)
Truly Scrumptious (#57 - anything goes)
Tuesday Throwdown (baby or child card)
Whoopsi Daisy - (punch it out)

Whew! A lot of challenges for Pile it On!
Stay warm harted,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Live with Zest Dress

Live With Zest!
Everyone needs a snazzy dress. This chevron-inspired dress definitely fits the bill.
Lots of inspiration for chevron-inspired projects can be found at Moxie Fab World. In fact, they love this
trend so much they have a challenge just for chevron items.
Of course, I love this dress which is my favorite all time die cut from
my old Sizzix. I've had that Sizzix for over ten years and still use it.
 My girlfriend Alexa and I went nuts for this die cut. We spent a whole day cutting these dresses out and making many oh-so stylish cards. We still talk about it!

 Creative Details:
Sizzix Die Cut
Pattered DP
Sentiment: Hero Arts

Moxie Fab World - Chevron Chic Challenge
Divas By Design (#2 - One for the Girls)
Paper Play (#20 Sparkle Galore)

Love this dress - don't you wish you had one for the summer?
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May Posies

May Posies...
Sometimes called a nosegay - it's a wonderful arrangement of flowers that is often given as a gift during the Spring.

The Creative Details:
Sentiment: Impression Obsession
Coloring: Marvy Inks-Orchid Pink
Embellishments: silk flowers (Prima), quill butterfly (Martha Stewart Crafts), buttons
Supplies: tags, mounting foam

Card Makin Mamas (Follow the recipe)
2 Sisters (#39 - How does your garden grow)
Wags and Whiskers (#54 - circles)

Make a May Posie & Give it to A Friend.
You don't need a reason - say "Just because"
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Come out to Play

Boys and Girls
Love Ice Cream
Oh How Cool!

The challenge starting May 15 at Pile it On is "Boys and Girls Come Out to Play..."

The Creative Details
Image: The Stamping Boutique
Sentiment: Amuse Art Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in
Embellishment: Distressed canvas frame, ice cream sticker (Martha Stewart Crafts),
 rhinestones, diamond stickles, grosgrain ribbon and button

The Challenges
ABC ("U"something underneath)
Crop Stop (#19 - in the shadows)
Cute Card Thursday (#164 - distressing)
4 Crafty Chicks (Spring)
Craft us Crazy (#8 Use your favorite embellishment)
The Crazy Challenge (#66 - anything goes)
Crafty Creations(#118 - anything goes)
Digital Tuesday (#110 - thinking of you)
Divas By Design (#1 - anything goes)
Fresh Brewed Designs (summer/beach)
Kaboodle Doodles (lots of layers)
Pennys Paper Crafty (#53 - anything goes)
Pile it on (Come out to Play/Guest DT)
Shelly's Images (bling up a little or a lot)
Stamping Boutique (Use a Stamping Boutique image)
Stamp Something (anything goes)

Stay cool &
Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day..
A new umbrella for my little mouse friend.

The Creative Details:
Image: House Mouse
Coloring: Copic Markers in leaf green, willow, cool grey #3, pale pink,
 buttercup yellow, anise, napoli yellow, orange
Embellishments: button, butterfly, dew drops, stickles, tulle ribbon (Websters Pages)

Divas by Design (#1 anything goes)
Everybody Art (#141 flowers)
House Mouse (#95 May flowers)
If the Shoe Fits (#78 May goes green)
Kaboodle Doodles (#66 layers)
Sundays with Chrissy (#17 flowers)
Tip Top Tuesday (Flower frenzy)
Whoopsi Daisy (anything with wings)

Hope you are dry & under a special umbrella too!
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Smiling Ants

Wishing you a Day of
Smiles and Laughter!

The Creative Details
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Colors: Copic Markers in butter yellow, napoli yellow, leaf green, willow,
 toner grey #3, cool grey #3/Marvy Dye Inks in yellow,ochre
Embellishments: ribbon, rhinestones, stickles glitter
Tools: corner rounder

ABC (two or more images)
Crafty Pad (#120 spots and dots)
Cupcake Inspiration (photo inspiration)
Doodle Pantry (use a Doodle Pantry image)
Paper Play (#18 show us your style)
Sentimental Sundays (#54 any thing goes)
Simply Create (#43 what did you say)
Stamp Something (use a digi)

Hope you have a day of "Smiles & Laughter"
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, May 6, 2011

Birthday Fishes

Happy Birthday Fishes!
Everyone has a birthday - even fishes.

The Creative Details:
Image: Heart's Song/Sentiment:Stamp La Jolla
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, buttercup yellow, tender pink, sand, crimson red, cool shadow, leaf green, pale cobalt green, cool grey, willow
Embellishments: orange gingham ribbon, blue satin ribbon, brad, rhinestones
Tools and supplies: mounting foam. scalloped border punch

Cooking it Up with Katie (#60 green, two of anything and punch)
Kaboodle Doodles (decorate with a "B")
One Stop Craft Challenge (#130 birthday)
Paper Cupcakes (Birthday)
The Paper Shelter (#12 bling it up)
Paper Take Weekly (anything goes)
Pear Tree Designs (#47 anything goes)
Pile it on (funny sayings) - GDT post
Pixie Dust (#7 under the sea)
Pollycraft challenges (#91 anything goes)
Really Reasonable Ribbon (2 ribbon or 2 lace)
Tip Top Tuesday (#32 anything goes)

Have a "swimmingly" good day!
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, May 1, 2011

All About the Hat

We have seen a lot of hats on television during the last week.
All you really need is a flowerpot turned upside down!

The Creative Details
Image: Pixie Dust Studio
Sentiment: computer generated
Colors: Copic Markers in buttercup yellow, leaf green, lilac, light sand, tender pink, prawn, reddish brass
Inks for sponging: Marvy in celery and pink
Embellishments: green rhinestones, diamond, stickles, brads, butterfly sticker,
green button, silk flowers (Prima)
Tools: Scalloped oval punch, Nestibilities (labels 13)

Catered Crop (#11 follow the recipe)
Creative Card Crew (Childs Play)
Cute Card Thursday (#162 Sketch)
Flutterby Wednesdays (#152 flowers, patterned paper and button)
Simon Says (Anything goes)
Paper Variety (#31 Polka Dots)
Paper Sundaes (#67 Hair Color)
Pixie Dust (#72 Let's Play)
Tuesday Throwdown (Brads and Eyelets)
Stamping with the Dragon (May Day)

Empty out a flowerpot soon.
It might just be the newest fashion statement.
Stay Warm Harted,