Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 110

Happy Saturday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Whooo-hoooo! Are you doing anything fun? My husband decided to start staining our deck yesterday, which led to taking down the lattice panels that were old and ugly, replacing it all with new plain boards, taking down flower boxes...yadda know how it simple project turns into TEN, lol! I'm going to give him a hand with it today though and hopefully help him finish it all up. :) So anyhoooo....onto my Sweet Stop Sketch card.....

This sketch totally threw me for a while and it took a couple tries to actually get a card made. I tried to use ribbons for those three vertical elements in the background, but I just couldn't get it to work. I said something to Korin and she suggested paper panels.....viola!....that works! Thanks, Korin. :)

The fair isle pendant square is up on foam tape and I added some Stickles to the smoke coming out of the chimney as well as the flowers in the flower boxes.

Here's Korin's sketch if you'd like to play along...

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an AWESOME weekend!

Stamps: OCL New Digs Paper: Thrift Shop DP, PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Copics: 0, E33, E35, E41, E42, E43, R22, G21, G24, G28, G40, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23 Accessories: Vintage Cream Ribbon, MFT Heart Die-namics, Stick Pin, Foam Tape, Fair Isle Pendant Die, Stardust Stickles

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Home

Good morning, all! We went to my cousin's wedding yesterday and had such a great time! This morning we slept in a little (ahhh, nice!) and then I headed over to SCS to check out the Featured Stamper Challenge. Carly is today's FS and had quite a few cards in her gallery that caught my eye, but I kept coming back to her silver lining card. Loved her popped up clouds and the grassy panel (I reeeeally need that die!) at the bottom. Here's my spin on it....

The large cream panel that's on the card base is up on foam tape and so are both clouds. Stamps are from Our Craft Lounge.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

SUPPLY LIST ~ Stamps: OCL New Digs Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, October Afternoon Report Card DP, Cosmo Cricket Pixilicious DP Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Adhesive Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape, MFT Cloud Die-namics

Saturday, May 21, 2011

SSS109 Sketch with a Spin!

Hi all, it's time for the Sweet Stop Sketch with a Spin! This month, the "spin" is to make a masculine card so here's the card I'll be giving to my dad for father's day...

The "kick back and relax" sentiment and main image are up on foam tape.

Here's Korin's sketch if you want to grab it and play along...

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day!

Stamps: A Man's View (Flourishes) Paper: Clear Skies Mix & Match CS (Penny Black), Cryogen Irridescent White (Paper Temptress), Neenah White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Little Boy DP (Echo Park) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Copics: 0, E00, E11, E33, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, C1, C5, C7, Y00, Y15, G21, G40, B91, B95, B99, R22, R24 Accessories: Adhesive Silver Pearls, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape, Deckled Rectangle (Spellbinders), Mini Library Clip, Red Baker's Twine

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sticker Feature

Today over on the Penny Black Blog, we're all featuring cards made with the new Penny Black Stickeroos. Here's the card I made using 10-209 Romance of Flowers....

I backed all the stickers with some cardstock, cut them out, and popped them up on foam tape. I doubled up the butterflies for extra dimension and stamped the "merci' sentiment on the tulip sticker. I also used a couple different Mix & Match cardstock colors: 02-002 Sticks & Stones and 12-002 Purple Mountain.

Here's a close-up of the dimension...

...and the inside...

Now be sure to head over to the Penny Black Blog to see all the gorgeous sticker projects from my fellow DT girls. LOTS of won't want to miss it! :)

Stamps: 30-014 Salutations (Penny Black) Paper: #02-002 Sticks & Stones and #12-002 Purple Mountain (Penny Black) Ink: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Purple Satin Ribbon (Taylroed Expressions), Foam Tape, Wide Ric Rac Ribbons (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fly with Me

Hey there! I colored up this cute Fly with Me image on Sunday during the race and paired it up with a sentiment from my 30-032 Enjoy Life transparent set.

An extra kite was stamped, colored, cut out, and popped up on foam tape. The main image panel with the bear and the punched sentiment are also up on separate layers of foam tape. I know, I know....the sentiment looks a little low, doesn't it? Wanna know the truth?....I was covering up a small mark on the CS....just keepin' it real, lol!

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

Stamps: Penny Black 4142K Fly with Me Paper: October Afternoon Seaside DP, PTI Vintage Cream Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Copics: 0, E31, E33, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, W1, W3, W5, BG0000, B91, B95, B99, G21, G24, G40, R22, R24, R59 Accessories: PTI Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Foam Tape, Word Window Punch, Silver Pearls, Sewing Machine

Monday, May 16, 2011

Air Mail

Hi all! There's a fun challenge over on the Penny Black Blog today to decorate envelopes! I haven't done this in a long time....I need to do it more though, it's fun! Here's what I came up with using Penny Black's new Air Mail transparent set...

I stamped and sponged the greenery with Certainly Celery ink and sponged the sky in Cool Caribbean. The sun is stamped in Apricot Appeal and the cat on the back flap is colored with Copics. Quick but fun! :)

Be sure to head over to the Penny Black Blog today to see all the gorgeous envelopes the girls on the DT have come up with. TONS of beautiful inspiration over there, let me tell ya! Since it's Monday, it's also time for our weekly video tutorial by Jill!

Have a good one!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Address Cards

It's raining here today in PA, so our "t-ball picture day" got cancelled.....whoo-hoo, that's okay with me because that means stampy time for "mommy-o" (that's what my family calls me, lol!). I headed right over to SCS to check on the Featured Stamper challenge and played along. Today's FS is Aimes and she has a GREAT gallery of pretty CAS designs. I decided to CASE this trio of notecards that she made. Here's my trio of cards...

I used OCL's set called New Digs, popped the sentiments and kraft circles up on foam tape, and added some paper buttons with twine.

DH is making jambalaya today and we're just going to hang out here at home in our jammies and watch the race. We've been on the go so much lately, it's going to be nice to just have some "down time" for a change. Ahhhhh!

Have a great Sunday!

Stamps: New Digs (Our Craft Lounge) Paper: Neenah White, Kraft, Patterned Papers Ink: Cool Caribbean, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie Accessories: PTI Ribbons, Circle Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, MFT Button Die-namics, Baker's Twine, Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 108

Hi all! Here's my Sweet Stop Sketch card. Sorry for the delay.....after all the Blogger issues, I forgot that I needed to re-write and schedule my post again. Yikes!

For today's card I paired up this great sentiment stamp with some butterfly stickers and Mix & Match CS...ALL from Penny Black. Product links are in the supply list at the end of my post. I doubled up the butterflies with the second ones being popped up on foam tape. The large white panel that sits on the card base is also up on foam tape. The butterfly trails were pierced with an Ornare piercing template (an old discontinued one).

Here's Korin's sketch...

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great Saturday!

Stamps: Penny Black 4179J Perfect Gift Paper: Penny Black Periwinkle Mix & Match CS, White, Black Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Penny Black 10-199 Paris Je T'aime Stickeroos, Foam Tape, Corner Rounder Punch, Lattice Border and Brick Texture Fade EF (thanks to my friend Carol!), Plaid Ribbon, Ornare Piercing Template (thanks to my friend Lori!)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monochromatic Trio

Reposting now that Blogger is back...

These were made for the National Scrapbooking Day event on the Penny Black Blog. We were asked to make a monochromatic project featuring brand new stamps from the Touch of Whimsy catalog. I used the new transparent Touch of Whimsy stamp set, paired it up with my Summer Sun Mix & Match CS, and included a sentiment from Enjoy Life. All images were stamped in black craft ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The notecards are 4" square.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

TSG Hop and Sweet Stop Sketch 107

Hi all! Today I'm hopping along in the TSG Mother of All Blog Hops. There are some REALLY cool prizes to win so be sure to check out all the details HERE on the TSG Blog.

To start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Jessica Knutsen's blog. If you've come here from Stephanie Muzzulin's blog, you're right on track with the hop. Next up after me is Jackie Rakoski!

The stamp set I used is Flowers of Happiness (one of my all-time favorite TSG sets!). The layout is today's Sweet Stop Sketch #107. The matted sentiment panel, dark purple oval, and flowers are all up on foam tape. Clear rhinestones were colored with a V15 Copic marker.

Okay, now head on over to Jackie Rakoski's blog. She's up next in the hop today.

Wishing you a WONDERFUL Mother's Day Weekend!!

Stamps: TSG Flowers of Happiness Paper: Penny Black "Purple Mountain" Tritone Pack, Neenah White Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Copics: V000, V12, V15, V17 Accessories: Taylored Expressions Satin Ribbon, Foam Tape, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones (colored with V15 Copic), Sewing Machine, Rectangle and Oval Nestabilities

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Magical Mimi

Hey all! How's your day going so far? I had a bit of a crappy morning (just a work thing...pfffth!), but the sun is shining and I hope that as the day goes on, it gets better. I made this card early this morning before I left for work.

The stamps are brand new from the Penny Black Touch of Whimsy Catalog (4150K Magical Mimi and 4176H Friendship). The main panel and butterfly are both up on foam tape and I added some stardust Stickles to the mushrooms, flowers, flight trails, and dragonfly wings.

Here's a pic of the inside...

Okay, so back to work I go. Have a good one!

Stamps: Penny Black Magical Mimi and Friendship Paper: Summer Sun Mix & Match CS by Penny Black, Sparkle Blanc Irridescent White Shimmer CS from Paper Temptress, Cosmo Cricket Pixielicious Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Copics: 0, E00, E11, E25, E31, E51, W1, W3, W5, R20, R22, R24, R59, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, G21, G24, G28, G40, BG0000, BG11 Accessories: Plaid and Wide Ric Rac Ribbon from Sharon's Ribbon Store, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles, Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Baker's Twine

Monday, May 2, 2011

Perils of Love

Hey all and happy Monday! I have a card to share with you today using a brand new stamp from Penny Black's Touch of Whimsy Catalog.

The stamp is called Perils of Love and I paired it up with some Mix & Match CS and embossed white background paper, all from Penny Black. The sentiment is a sticker from SRM and the two small clouds are up on foam tape. Stardust Stickles were added to the flowers, leaves, and gifts.

Here's a pic of the inside of the card...

...and here's a close-up...

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I love when you do!

Penny Black 4132K Perils of Love Paper: Penny Black "Blue Lagoon" Mix & Match CS, Penny Black Eyelet White, Echo Park Little Boy DP, Neenah White Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Copics: 0, BG0000, BG11, E00, E11, E31, E33, E37, E41, E42, E43, YR21, YR24, R11, R22, W1, W3, W4, G24, G28, G40 Accessories: Wide Ric Rac Ribbon, MFT Cloud Die-namics, Foam Tape, Stardust Stickles, Corner Rounder Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, SRM Sticker (happy birthday sentiment)