Sunday, October 30, 2011

Superduper Girl

This is the card I made for Hailey's birthday. Her actual birthday is still a week away, but I gave her the card yesterday along with her gifts before we headed off to a Halloween party.....never made it to the Halloween party due to the snowstorm. :(

The image is Mo Manning's "Superduper Girl." It's colored with Copics and I added Stickles to the "S" and cape. Both stars are up on foam tape and so is the birthday sentiment, which is from my Penny Black "Critter Party" clear set.

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I made this card for Kara to send to one of her friends who's turning 7 this week.

The birthday girl loves yellow so I stuck with those colors in the image (Penny Black's Cat on the Moon) and pulled out this yellow DP pattern from my Seaside pack of papers. The stars and Verve "superstar" sentiment are up on foam tape.

Here's a close-up of that sparkly moon and stars....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

HYCCT Pink Critters

Here's a birthday card for Lydia's "pink critter" HYCCT challenge. I added Stickles all over the balloon, chickens, hay and flowers. The sentiment flag is up on foam tape.

Here's a close-up...

So guess who won a medal in the run yesterday.....seriously?...heehee, seriously!! I got second place in my age group. Couldn't believe it!

I'm waiting for them to post the results of all the runners on the website so I can see just HOW many were IN my age group. Who knows, it may have only been two of us (lol!)...but whatever, it was totally FUN to GET a medal. Like my friend Dawn said, if it was only two of us, that's two of us that got our butts out there. :) I ran the 6.2 miles in 1 hour and 9 minutes. I'd be lying if I said I felt great the whole run....the hills (too many of them) were tough, it was chilly, and after crossing the finish line I felt a little sick to my stomach...BUT I did it. Yay! :)

*ETA*....just saw the results for all finishers in the 10K....there were only THREE in my age! It's'll take it however I can get it. :)

Have an awesome Sunday!

Stamps: Coop Party (Penny Black), Sentiment Flags (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: Kraft and White (PTI); Little Girl DP (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, R85, G28, YG00, YG13, YG17, Y11, YR21, YR24, C1, C5
Accessories: Flag Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Pink Ribbon (PTI), Stardust Stickles, Sewing Machine, Corner Rounder Punch, Foam Tape

Saturday, October 22, 2011

HYCCT Friendship

Wish me luck today....I'm doing my first-ever 10K run.

Here's another card for the HYCCT challenges on SCS. This one is for Tammy's friend-themed challenge. The main panel was sponged with Regal Rose ink with the Spellbinders die left in place while sponging. That main panel is popped up on foam tape and the butterfly's wings are bent up for some added dimension. Underneath the main panel, there's some crocheted lace ribbon and a small scalloped edge. Here's a close-up...

Have a great Saturday!.....I'm literally "off and running"...haha!

Stamps: 4176H Friendship (Penny Black)
Paper: White (PTI), Ooh La La DP (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Regal Rose
Accessories: Crochet Lace Ribbon (May Arts), Aqua Mist Ribbon (PTI), Labels One Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Small Scallop Edge Die-namics (MFT), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Adhesive Pearls (Kaiser Craft), Slot Punch for the bow in the main panel (SU), Foam Tape

Friday, October 21, 2011

HYCCT Think Pink

Instead of working yesterday, I went out to lunch with my daughter Hailey (yay!), took her to the salon to get a feather extension in her hair (fun!), and then made a couple cards (whoo-hoo!). Here's one of them...

This one is for Teresa's HYCCT heart challenge. I used Anna Wight's Think Pink set for Whipper Snapper Designs. Here's the inside where I used the BC ribbon from the set and popped it up on foam tape.

Okay, so since I blew off work yesterday, I have some serious "making up" to do. On that note, it's off to work I go.

Have a really great day!

Stamps: Think Pink (Anna Wight / Whipper Snapper Designs)
Paper: Kraft and White (PTI), Ooh La La DP (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Sage Shadow, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, R85
Accessories: Ric Rac Ribbon, Heart, and Notebook Edge Die-namics (MFT); Pink Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Foam Tape

Thursday, October 20, 2011

HYCCT Butterflies

These cards are for Wendy's HYCCT Challenge (to use butterflies). The one card will be sent to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center as part of the card drive, the other will go to someone right here in PA that is, unfortunately, dealing with yet another breast cancer scare...which hopefully turns out to be NOTHING. I've only gotten to hang out with her a few times now, but she is one of the NEATEST people I've ever met.....gorgeous, kind, strong, and obviously a great support to her friends and family....

I used my all-time favorite Verve set, Fluttering By. A butterfly was stamped on each circle and then two more were stamped, cut out, and popped up on foam tape. The bottom circle is up on foam tape, as is the flag die from Lil' Inker Designs. The layout is the Viva La Verve Week 3 sketch.

Hope you're having a really great day!! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stamper's Dream Closing

Hi all! Earlier this month, I received a bittersweet email from my friend (and all-time favorite stampy boss...yep!) Michelle Rodgers letting me know that she has decided to close the Stamper's Dream store and asking me if I'd like to join the Dream Team once again for a final blog hop. I certainly understand her decision in wanting to spend more time focusing on family, friends and home life, as I recently gave up all my DT work....but it's still sad to hear that one of my favorite online stores is closing. :(

She's having a liquidation sale and everything in the store is 20% off with the coupon code Farewell2U. Just enter the code on the checkout page in the coupon section and it will take 20% off the lowest marked price of the items in your shopping cart! There is a $20 minimum to activate the coupon. Note: there is no free shipping during the liquidation.

If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, Michelle's blog is the first stop. If you've come here from Tosh's blog, you're right on track.

For my card, I used this Sarah Kay Finn Whistling While He Works stamp. Someone in our family is celebrating a birthday this month and I thought this image would be perfect for his birthday card.

For today's farewell hop, here's the complete lineup....

Michelle Rodgers
Becca Feeken
Tosha Leyendekker
Denise Marzec *that's me*
Laurie Schmidlin
Carolyn King
Amy Sheffer
Arlene Cuevas
Teresa Kline
Jessica Diedrich
Mariana Grigsby
Lea Lawson
Jo Thompson

Have fun hopping and be sure to leave some love and hugs to Michelle. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sweet Nature

Lots of birthdays this month and this is going to one of my SWEET SWEET stampy friends. Hope she likes it! :)

I used my new Sweet Nature set from Flourishes, did some fussy cutting, added Stickles, and popped the butterfly up on foam tape. The large pink panel on the card base is also up on foam tape. The layout started out as FTL161, but it didn't end up that way by the time I was done. Yeah well....

Here's a closeup....

...and here's the inside....

Have an awesome day!

Stamps: Sweet Nature and Sweet Violets (Flourishes)
Paper: White, Pink Passion, Echo Park Little Girl DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, YG17
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Adhesive Rhinestones, May Arts Crochet Lace Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Spellbinders Oval (inside)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mojo Birthday

I have a couple very special girlfriends celebrating birthdays this week. This card is for one of them (shhhh, can't say WHO just yet because she won't receive the card until later this week) and I hope she likes it. :)

Stamps are from Verve....the flowers are from Feel the Sun and the sentiment is from Big Wish. There are two separate flowers that were stamped, colored, and popped up on separate layers of foam tape. The birthday wishes panel is also up on foam tape. Stickles were added to the center of the flower and the layout is Mojo Sketch 210. I was inspired by Dawn's Mojo card (another one of my most awesome stampy friends) with the pink/kraft combo and all the stitching.

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

I've gotten in a lot of crafty time this weekend....and it feels good! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)

Stamps: Feel the Sun and Big Wish (Verve)
Paper: Pink Pirouette DP, Kraft, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, YG17
Accessories: Labels Six Dies (Spellbinders), Stardust Stickles, Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Tape, Green Twine, Small Scallop Edge Die-namics (MFT), Sewing Machine

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary

My aunt and uncle's anniversary (50th!) is coming up and when I saw THIS gorgeous card by Wendy, I knew I wanted to use this Sarah Kay First Kiss image on their card. Confession....I love Wendy's coloring so much that I tried to color my image like hers (she's a huge inspiration to me!)....and I literally sat with my Copics in front of my computer monitor and copied the shading as best as I could. :)

The anniversary sentiment is from my So-Frogetful set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The main matted image is up on foam tape and I added Stickles to the girl's hair bow. The layout is the October SFYTT.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!

Stamps: Sarah Kay First Kiss, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps So-Frogetful
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Certainly Celery, Seaside DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: PTI Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape, Stardust Stickles, Bow Easy

Saturday, October 8, 2011

CAS Birthday

Hello all and happy Saturday!

I needed a couple "guy" birthday cards this week, wanted to use my sentiment flag set from Lil' Inker, did some gallery searching for inspiration, and found this sweet card by Debby Hughes that did just that. Here's my take on it.....

I made two of these since they were so quick and easy. I didn't add any sparkle (gasp!!), but I did pop both clouds are up on foam tape (smile).

So what are you up to today? I'm going to go for a run, make some glazed pork loin in the slow cooker, and tonight we're planning to have a little campfire in the back yard....maybe make some s'mores and hobo pies. :)

Hope you have a fun Saturday planned as well. I know my posts are sporadic these days, but I appreciate you taking the time to stop by my little blog. :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hope You Can Cling To

Hi all! I have a card to share with you today for one of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges on SCS. If you're not aware of the HYCCT card drive, you can read all the details by clicking HERE. Breast cancer is very near and dear to my heart because I lost my grandmother to the horrible disease back in 1998.

My buddy Lori is hosting a color challenge today and here's the card I made for her challenge.....

I used one of my favorite Whipper Snapper Designs images (Good News Puppy), colored it with Copics, and added Stickles for some pretty sparkle.

If you get a chance, head over to SCS and play along in the challenges, and most importantly be sure to mail off those cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. HERE's the link again to the challenge forum where you can find three challenges posted each day throughout the month of October. :)

Have an awesome day!