Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hand Picked ~ Inspiration!

I'm *so* in love with these new floral images that are available at The Rubber Cafe! This one is called Hand Picked Floral. I colored it with Copic Markers and framed it with a Nestibilites scrap. Faux stitching and Cuttlebug-embossed photo corner punches finish off my card.

This image has inspired me to pull out an old wash tub that I inherited from my grandma. I've been wanting to plant flowers in it for years....about 12 to be exact! Today I dumped the kid's toys out of it and Monday it will be my very own flower tub!! ....did I mention I *love* this image?!

Hope you are all enjoying the Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Studio 313 Hot Spot Challenge ~ Take It Easy!


Happy Friday! It is time for a new hOt SpOt ChAlLeNgE with Studio 313 Creations! Our third challenge focuses on the TOP SELLING ALBUMS OF ALL TIME.

Shawne found the stats on the top 10 selling albums ever. Can you guess them all?!
The challenge is to take either the artist, album, or one of the number one songs from the album and create a card inspired by it!

You have a broad range to pick from and interpret it any way you like! Check out the details here! Be sure to play along....Shawne is offering gift certificates to her store for some lucky players!!! Have fun and good luck!!!

My card details:
I'm using the new Vertie image that will be in the store very soon....this one comes pre-colored and is adorably sweet! I thought it was perfect for the Eagles song *Take It Easy!*

I layered the image on another piece of white cardstock, scuffing the edges to mimic the rug and the bubbles in the tub. I had this designer paper on my desk from a recent project....and it just made me think she might have some pink jammies to *hop* into when she's done *taking it easy!* The ribbon is actually vintage double fold bias tape. I paired it with a felt die cut flower and a vintage button blinged up with a Dress It Up glitter dot. It's not evident in the photo, but the bubbles are glittered up with a clear Spica Glitter Pen.

Thanks for taking a look! We can't wait to see what YOU come up with!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sweet Friend



I'm loving the cupcakes that are all the rage this year....this one is from Studio 313 Creations. I chose the vintage papers for this card. I used Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and faux stitching to age my card. The image is colored with Copic Markers and accented with a Spica Glitter Pen.


I had cut the cherry designer paper in a fun shape and *tied* it to the card with faux stitching and a ribbon. The button is vintage and has cherries on it...how cool is that?! I created a fun sentiment tag with Stampin Up punches and a Nestibilities Fancy Tag.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 60 - CUTE!

Welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week Sandy is our hostess and she challenged us to make a card with CUTE PEOPLE. Our sponsor this week is My Grafico who generously gave the Design Team a set to play with from Dilek Design Studio .

If you can play along with our challenge, check out the rules and prize info here.


I used Emma Blowing Bubbles from Fred, She Said Designs for my card this week. I loved her as soon as I saw her...so nestled her in a pierced frame topped off with some butterflies. I have a little girl about that age....and she loves bubbles and butterflies! (This image also comes in a pre-colored version)

I colored Emma with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens. Other items on this card include vintage seam binding, nestibilites, and a Printworks sentiment.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

What's Up Cupcake?

Who doesn't love a cupcake?! I'm loving this new set...it has a lot of fun sentiments. This one is
perfect for any occasion...not just a birthday!

I used paper piecing on this card, topped of with a dusting of bugle bead sprinkles! YUM!

Another fun part of this set is all of the little goodies that come with it! You get a little cherry, strawberry, heart, candle, daisy, FOUR types of sprinkles and the little rose that I used here.
Very, very versatile!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Here Comes Summer ~ FSS Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Here Comes Summer FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog here and start your hop!

Please, we would love it if you commented on our posts.

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here is my "Fred She Said" creation:


I used Tracey's new Emma in the Strawberry Patch digi set. I printed the image on matte photo paper and colored it with the Copic Markers shown below. I airbrushed the sky and ground.
I created a frame for Emma using the largest Label Four Nestibilities Die. I used a Nestibilities Fancy Tag for my A Muse sentiment. The large felt strawberry from American Crafts was the perfect embellishment, and my color inspiration.

My special code word is: THE

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

*FRED SHE SAID blog http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/
*SONYA http://www.appelquilling.blogspot.com/
*MARIA http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
*SHELLEY http://jaspere-jaspereslittlecorner.blogspot.com/
*MICHELLE http://www.inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/
*CAROL L. http://www.bycarolivy.blogspot.com/
*DARSIE B. http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
*JUDY http://scrampalot.blogspot.com/
*CAROL H. http://chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com/
*LORA http://www.lorascards.blogspot.com/
*DEANNE http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/
*FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/


This blog hop will run from today, MAY 21st until MAY 27. On the 28th, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog.

Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit CAROL.
When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 59 ~ Vellum!



Hello and welcome to another fun Digital Tuesday Challenge!

It is my challenge this week, and I want to see some

Vellum


Use Vellum on your card in some way, and you don't necessarily have to print your digi on it.

You may use any company image as long as it's digital!


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Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Digital Stamp Oasis

The winner gets to choose 3 digis from the etsy store. You can see many gorgeous cards made by the Digital Stamp Oasis (past) Designers by clicking the link below.
Digital Stamp Oasis Gallery Blog.


I used the Polka-Dot Flowers from Fred, She Said which I printed on Chartham Translucent Vellum which is made for High Resolution Color Ink Jet printers. I printed the images as 2 5x7 sheets and cut the largest flowers out leaving a narrow border. I folded each petal over my craft knife to add dimension and then layered them on one off the flower die cuts from Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Dies. The element on the top of the card is the end of a Nestibilities Fancy Tag...love the wrought iron look it gives. May Arts Ribbon and Martha Stewart butterfly punches pair up with a Wordsworth sentiment to finish the card. I love this designer paper by BasicGrey that I picked up at Archivers....it's a whole pad of Kraft colored designer papers! Fun for masucline cards OR flowers!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Terrific Tulip!

So, here in Wisconsin it is finally feeling like spring for real....and I've finally went out and purchased my annuals and perrenials for the summer. I LOVE my flowers, and I think I'm getty my husband hooked too....HE wants to add on to our perrenial border this year! WHOOT!

I had one more of these glittery tulips from The Rubber Cafe on my desk...and I just had to pair it up with cuttlebug's paisley embossing folder. Lightly sanding the embossing makes the design pop. I dressed up my photocorner punches with little punched butterflies! Hope spring is happening wherever you are!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hot Spot Challenge from Studio 313!


Psycadelic prints are hot! This week the Studio 313 hot spot challenge is to be inspired by bold color and bold playful patterns, so just be bold! Shawne gathered up some photographs to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing.

Once again there will be a random drawing for 25.00 worth of products from the Studio 313 Exclusive Creations digi store, spend it now or later! You have 2 weeks to play in the challenge, you can combine it with any other challenge, it doesn't have to be a Studio 313 digi (but you can definitely use it if you have one!) Read how to play along in our challenge HERE. Hope you can find some time to play!

I used the adorable Molly Clowning Around image one more time....she is a hoot to color and I immediately thought of this designer paper from BasicGrey's Lime Rickey Collection! Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Digital Tuesday 58 ~ Make Me Laugh!


Hello and welcome to another fun Digital Tuesday Challenge!
Maria is our hostess for this week!
Her challenge this week...

Make Me Laugh

We would love to see your funny, silly and humorous creations!
You may use any company image as long as it's digital!


Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Dustin Pike

and he is offering 3 digis to the winner!
If you haven't been to his store for a while be sure to check it out! Lots of new ones added for 2010.

I used images from Shawne at Studio 313. This adorable little lady makes me grin...with all her frills and curls! I colored her up with Copic Markers: E00, E02, E57, E47, B41, R85, YG97.
The designer paper is from Pink Paislee, and it matches perfectly with SU!'s Always Artichoke.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!


I just received these fun stamps from The Rubber Cafe, which are so fun! This card was a fun Mother's Day card...but it would also be perfect for birthdays or notes throughout the year!
I colored my image with Copic Markers and doodled a frame. The designer paper is from Making Memories. I played with some scoring on the Martha Stewart lace piece so it mimics the stripes in the designer paper.

If you are interested, please email Melissa here, since these images are not yet up in the store!

Hope you mother's out there had a nice Mother's Day yesterday....know I did!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 57 Meets Studio 313!

If you are interested in applying for a spot on the Digital Tuesday Design Team, please click HERE to read all of the details!! This is the final week to apply.

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Welcome to another Digital Tuesday challenge!
It is Lorraine's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme

"A Toast To You"

This can be a card or any other type of project, as long as there is food or drink on it.

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We have another great sponsor this week








And the prize this week is A $10 gift certificate!!



To be in with a chance of winning, be sure to check out all of the challenge rules HERE.



For my card I chose to use the new Hey Sweet Thang release from Studio 313, which can be found in the kitchen portion of the store. I used Shawne's Card on a Sheet Template, a quick and easy way to print off the elements you need for a card. I chose to use her pre-colored images, and I used all but one strip of the designer paper provided on the sheet. I accented my sentiment with a Copic Spica Glitter Pen. The white pierced strip in the middle is actually a piece of the border surrounding the papers on the sheet! I love the color scheme and happy feel of this card...hope you do too!!