Saturday, June 30, 2012

MFT Guest DT July 2012

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.  It is so very hot here in KC.  107 today.  We are having Las Vegas weather except with lots of humidity.  The best thing about today is the gallon of fresh blueberries I got at the local farm that grows them every year.  Can't you just taste a blueberry cobbler!  Yum.


On to my card for today.  I must have baking on the brain because that is the theme I used for my project that I'm submitting for the July Guest Designer at My Favorite Things.  The challenge is to create a card using a specific sketch.


    As soon as I saw the little banners I knew I wanted to use MFT's Bon Appetit stamp set and matching die-namics.  Aren't they the cutest little jars!  I played around with the papers in a My Minds Eye paper pad called "Life of the Party".  One of the papers has these adorable cupcakes and that became the background for my card.



The rest of the card came together so easy.  I used the die to cut out the baking elements and mounted them "in" the jars.  I found the perfect Honeydew color of twine and wrapped it at the top of the jars.  The Pure Innocence girl is the main image from the Fresh from the Oven stamp set.  I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her chefs hat, apron and outfit.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set and cut it out with a fishtail STAX die.  The card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I needed all that space to make it fit.



There are always fantastic entries in this contest but I hope my card has at least a "cupcakes" chance.



Bye for now.  Have to get in the kitchen and make that blueberry cobbler!

MFT Guest DT July 2012

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.  It is so very hot here in KC.  107 today.  We are having Las Vegas weather except with lots of humidity.  The best thing about today is the gallon of fresh blueberries I got at the local farm that grows them every year.  Can't you just taste a blueberry cobbler!  Yum.


On to my card for today.  I must have baking on the brain because that is the theme I used for my project that I'm submitting for the July Guest Designer at My Favorite Things.  The challenge is to create a card using a specific sketch.


    As soon as I saw the little banners I knew I wanted to use MFT's Bon Appetit stamp set and matching die-namics.  Aren't they the cutest little jars!  I played around with the papers in a My Minds Eye paper pad called "Life of the Party".  One of the papers has these adorable cupcakes and that became the background for my card.



The rest of the card came together so easy.  I used the die to cut out the baking elements and mounted them "in" the jars.  I found the perfect Honeydew color of twine and wrapped it at the top of the jars.  The Pure Innocence girl is the main image from the Fresh from the Oven stamp set.  I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her chefs hat, apron and outfit.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set and cut it out with a fishtail STAX die.  The card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I needed all that space to make it fit.



There are always fantastic entries in this contest but I hope my card has at least a "cupcakes" chance.



Bye for now.  Have to get in the kitchen and make that blueberry cobbler!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 161

I made this adorable card to enter in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  This was so much fun.  I chose bright sunny summer colors.  In fact, the paper I used is Echo Park's Summer Days.  One of the papers in the collection has theme park images of roller coasters and ferris wheels.  I then chose a couple of coordinating papers to go with it.  The main cardstock is SU Daffidol Delight, which is just the bright yellow I needed.



  I thought of the die I had from MFT called Fly a Kite and knew it would be just right for the main embellishment.  If you look really close you can see the circle embossing on the dark pink pieces of the kite.  I decided the card needed 3 fishtails for balance.  After sponging the edges with Pickled Raspberry the card came together.



 When I looked through my stamp stash I found this sentiment.  It's from Taylored Expressions.  How perfect!  Hope you enjoy my card.

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 161

I made this adorable card to enter in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  This was so much fun.  I chose bright sunny summer colors.  In fact, the paper I used is Echo Park's Summer Days.  One of the papers in the collection has theme park images of roller coasters and ferris wheels.  I then chose a couple of coordinating papers to go with it.  The main cardstock is SU Daffidol Delight, which is just the bright yellow I needed.



  I thought of the die I had from MFT called Fly a Kite and knew it would be just right for the main embellishment.  If you look really close you can see the circle embossing on the dark pink pieces of the kite.  I decided the card needed 3 fishtails for balance.  After sponging the edges with Pickled Raspberry the card came together.



 When I looked through my stamp stash I found this sentiment.  It's from Taylored Expressions.  How perfect!  Hope you enjoy my card.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertry Ink Challenge

There are a lot of reasons to love Papertrey Ink.  I'm going to focus in on one of them today with their June challenge.  All the details are available on their BLOG.  You must hurry because submissions will close as of 11:30 pm EST.  The challenge is to create a project based on the inspiration photo below.  Such pretty colors and textures to play with.


I think my card fulfills the challenge requirements perfectly!  I used a sunny yellow cardstock for my card base and a light turquoise to set off the main features of the card.



The stamp set I used is called "Natural Beauties".  I used several tones of yellow and yellow green to make the flowers, which I cut out and mounted on foam along with some leaves from the same set.  I absolutely love the sentiment which can be used for so many occasions.  The fun part, and I think really unique idea, is the pleated paper ribbon I made.  I adhered a patterned paper down the middle of some yellow cardstock and cut it out with a die.  I then used my scoring tool and experimented with fold lines to be able to pleat the paper.  I love how it turned out!



The joy of papercrafting is being able to create something that no one else has.  I want all my card recipients to feel special.  So thanks Papertrey Ink for challenging me!


Papertry Ink Challenge

There are a lot of reasons to love Papertrey Ink.  I'm going to focus in on one of them today with their June challenge.  All the details are available on their BLOG.  You must hurry because submissions will close as of 11:30 pm EST.  The challenge is to create a project based on the inspiration photo below.  Such pretty colors and textures to play with.


I think my card fulfills the challenge requirements perfectly!  I used a sunny yellow cardstock for my card base and a light turquoise to set off the main features of the card.



The stamp set I used is called "Natural Beauties".  I used several tones of yellow and yellow green to make the flowers, which I cut out and mounted on foam along with some leaves from the same set.  I absolutely love the sentiment which can be used for so many occasions.  The fun part, and I think really unique idea, is the pleated paper ribbon I made.  I adhered a patterned paper down the middle of some yellow cardstock and cut it out with a die.  I then used my scoring tool and experimented with fold lines to be able to pleat the paper.  I love how it turned out!



The joy of papercrafting is being able to create something that no one else has.  I want all my card recipients to feel special.  So thanks Papertrey Ink for challenging me!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Red, White and Blue

The Gingerloft challenge this time is red, white and blue.  That doesn't mean it has to be patriotic.  I chose the cute strawberry house digital image you can find at Gingerloft.  It's still strawberry season here in the midwest and we are eating them like crazy.  I fixed old fashioned strawberry shortcake for dinner guests the other night and then dipped whole strawberries in melted chocolate and ate them up really fast.  Yum!  So I guess I had strawberries on my mind when I designed my card.



I printed the image on white paper, colored the strawberry in red of course and the curtains of the house then had to be blue.  It fits the challenge, right?  Head over to Gingerloft to get your strawberry image and let's see your creation.




Red, White and Blue

The Gingerloft challenge this time is red, white and blue.  That doesn't mean it has to be patriotic.  I chose the cute strawberry house digital image you can find at Gingerloft.  It's still strawberry season here in the midwest and we are eating them like crazy.  I fixed old fashioned strawberry shortcake for dinner guests the other night and then dipped whole strawberries in melted chocolate and ate them up really fast.  Yum!  So I guess I had strawberries on my mind when I designed my card.



I printed the image on white paper, colored the strawberry in red of course and the curtains of the house then had to be blue.  It fits the challenge, right?  Head over to Gingerloft to get your strawberry image and let's see your creation.




Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer is Here!


I love the bright, happy colors and cheery message of this card.  Doesn't it just scream summer!  The Baja Breeze cardstock is the perfect base of sky blue color to tone down the other elements.  I used the little bird die-namic from Homespun Birdhouse at My Favorite Things to use as the focal image.  I found a scrap of paper with the blue heart and couldn't resist using it for the wing.  I stamped the nest in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on some cloud paper and then cut it in a circle.  The scalloped doily circle is the perfect mat.  As the sentiment says, You're so Tweet, as in how cute the card turned out.



Have a great summer everyone!!!


Summer is Here!


I love the bright, happy colors and cheery message of this card.  Doesn't it just scream summer!  The Baja Breeze cardstock is the perfect base of sky blue color to tone down the other elements.  I used the little bird die-namic from Homespun Birdhouse at My Favorite Things to use as the focal image.  I found a scrap of paper with the blue heart and couldn't resist using it for the wing.  I stamped the nest in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on some cloud paper and then cut it in a circle.  The scalloped doily circle is the perfect mat.  As the sentiment says, You're so Tweet, as in how cute the card turned out.



Have a great summer everyone!!!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Congratulations Zack!

I'm so proud of you Zachary!  You got your drivers license, finished your first year of college and landed a job.  You are my one and only grandson and I love you very much.  Be looking for this card in the mail.



You are my shining star!



All my love, Grandma

Congratulations Zack!

I'm so proud of you Zachary!  You got your drivers license, finished your first year of college and landed a job.  You are my one and only grandson and I love you very much.  Be looking for this card in the mail.



You are my shining star!



All my love, Grandma

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CHF03 Challenge

Today is the bi-monthly challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms.  The theme is Pearls and Lace.  I chose the Tea Cup digital image for my card.  Sipping tea brings to mind a time of long ago when ladies wore pearls and lace to visit friends and enjoy a cup of tea.  This is such a sweet image and so easy to work with.  Rose Red is the cardstock and the patterned paper is DCWV Spring Fling.  It had the perfect embossed and glittery roses to go with the teacup image.



I found some pretty scallop felt ribbon from Crate Paper and filled in the circle holes with pink bling rinestones.



Want to play along????
If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you! AND - if you do, you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!
To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF03. We can't wait to see what you create!



The rest of the Design Team have created some fantastic projects.  Check out their inspirations.  The list of DT members is on my right sidebar.  Have fun!!!

CHF03 Challenge

Today is the bi-monthly challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms.  The theme is Pearls and Lace.  I chose the Tea Cup digital image for my card.  Sipping tea brings to mind a time of long ago when ladies wore pearls and lace to visit friends and enjoy a cup of tea.  This is such a sweet image and so easy to work with.  Rose Red is the cardstock and the patterned paper is DCWV Spring Fling.  It had the perfect embossed and glittery roses to go with the teacup image.



I found some pretty scallop felt ribbon from Crate Paper and filled in the circle holes with pink bling rinestones.



Want to play along????
If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you! AND - if you do, you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!
To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF03. We can't wait to see what you create!



The rest of the Design Team have created some fantastic projects.  Check out their inspirations.  The list of DT members is on my right sidebar.  Have fun!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gingerloft Vintage Challenge

I've had some serious issues with my blog but all is fixed now and I'm back to my regular post routine.


Remember the "good ole days"?  My card today is all about the past.  The theme this time at Gingerloft is Vintage.  I was scrolling through the available images at Gingerloft when I came across this old gas station.  It's perfect for the theme and for summertime thinking.  Goodness, we have come a long way since the gas stations of the past.  I remember a gallon was 25 cents.  How about the rest of you.  What is the cheapest you remember?  If you reveal it, you will be showing your age!  Oh well, that's why they call it the past.



Isn't this the cutest!  Very nostalgic.  I colored the image with Copic markers to match the travel papers.  I mounted the image on a slightly larger chipboard circle and then used distress ink to give it that old look.



This would be a nice card to send to someone heading off on a road trip vacation.  Hope you enjoy!

Gingerloft Vintage Challenge

I've had some serious issues with my blog but all is fixed now and I'm back to my regular post routine.


Remember the "good ole days"?  My card today is all about the past.  The theme this time at Gingerloft is Vintage.  I was scrolling through the available images at Gingerloft when I came across this old gas station.  It's perfect for the theme and for summertime thinking.  Goodness, we have come a long way since the gas stations of the past.  I remember a gallon was 25 cents.  How about the rest of you.  What is the cheapest you remember?  If you reveal it, you will be showing your age!  Oh well, that's why they call it the past.



Isn't this the cutest!  Very nostalgic.  I colored the image with Copic markers to match the travel papers.  I mounted the image on a slightly larger chipboard circle and then used distress ink to give it that old look.



This would be a nice card to send to someone heading off on a road trip vacation.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CHF 02 - Just for Baby

Today is challenge day at Cornish Heritage Farms.  This week's challenge is hosted by Barbara Bruder.  The theme is baby related and the challenge is to make a card or project suitable for a baby.  I made a door hanger for a baby's room.  It could also be hung on a wall peg board.  It would add to the decoration of the room and colors could be used to coordinate with the rest of the baby's room.



I chose the sweet digital image from CHF called Best Friends.  This image is perfect for a baby theme but imagine all the other ways you could use these cute animals.



I printed the image on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  I used a Stampin' Up! sentiment.  I colored the edges of the image with distress ink and popped it off the page with dimensionals.  I used a chipboard coaster for my background and covered it with a pretty patterned paper.  The edges are sanded and also colored with distress ink.  This would make a great gift for a baby shower.  Or just attach it to the package of a gift as a tag.


If you would like to play along with the design team (click on the links to each designer on the right sidebar) in this challenge you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!

Create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF02. We can't wait to see what you create!


CHF 02 - Just for Baby

Today is challenge day at Cornish Heritage Farms.  This week's challenge is hosted by Barbara Bruder.  The theme is baby related and the challenge is to make a card or project suitable for a baby.  I made a door hanger for a baby's room.  It could also be hung on a wall peg board.  It would add to the decoration of the room and colors could be used to coordinate with the rest of the baby's room.



I chose the sweet digital image from CHF called Best Friends.  This image is perfect for a baby theme but imagine all the other ways you could use these cute animals.



I printed the image on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  I used a Stampin' Up! sentiment.  I colored the edges of the image with distress ink and popped it off the page with dimensionals.  I used a chipboard coaster for my background and covered it with a pretty patterned paper.  The edges are sanded and also colored with distress ink.  This would make a great gift for a baby shower.  Or just attach it to the package of a gift as a tag.


If you would like to play along with the design team (click on the links to each designer on the right sidebar) in this challenge you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!

Create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF02. We can't wait to see what you create!