June 26, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #92

Happy Wednesday!  And time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!

Can you believe we're already halfway through this year?  I recently got a sneak peek at the new Stampin' Up holiday mini catalog coming in August and I think it's getting me in the mood for the upcoming holidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I just had an itching to make Christmas cards this past weekend.  And when I turned Jen's sketch, it was a done deal:


Here is Jen's great sketch:

Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and see how the Clean Team used Jen's sketch!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on the sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: DCWV Winter Magic matstack
Stamps: PTI In the Meadow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Icicle Stickles
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 25, 2013

Good Tidings Good Cheer

I was really in a holiday mood this past weekend!  Maybe it was because I got a sneak peek at the new Stampin' Up mini holiday catalog that is coming soon!  ;-)  So I just had to break out some of my holiday stamps.

I used the latest sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch for this one:


Great sketch!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Stamps: PTI Bells & Boughs, Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
Ink: CTMH Ruby, PTI Ripe Avocado, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: PTI Bells & Bough die, gold pearls
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 19, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #91

Hello!  It's that time again.  A new Freshly Made Sketch!  Cindy is our host this week and she has brought her A-game!  Another fun and versatile sketch!

With summer getting underway and my niece's birthday coming up, I decided to use Cindy's sketch and make a fun summer birthday card for her.  Calls for a bright yellow sun and some cute flip flops!


What a great sketch to work with.  You're really gonna love it!
Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  I hope you can join us!  I'd love to see your take on Cindy's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park A Perfect Summer collection
Stamps: PTI Flipping Out and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (inside)
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf and True Black
Other: PTI Flipping Out dies, MFT Fishtail Flags die, Me & My Big Ideas rhinestones
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 16, 2013

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Happy Father's Day!


This is the card I made for my hubby.  He's not only a great dad but he's also an awesome hiking partner.  He puts up with my slowness climbing hills.  I'm not one for wearing a backpack, so he always brings water for me and Marley in his.  When we ran into the coyote who was not happy that we were so close to her pups, he "protected" us.  And when I got a nasty scrap from a rusty barb wire fence, he had the first aid kit and fixed me right up.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Ripe Avocado
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike collection
Stamps: Avery Elle The Man, PTI Summer Camp, CTMH Camping Delights
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay and Dark Chocolate
Other: TH paper distressing tool
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Starburst

When I saw the Ray of Sunshine die in the June release of Taylored Expressions, I just had to have it.  I love the idea of using patterned papers with it.  It came really fast and I went right to town playing with it:




What do you think of that Ray of Sunshine die?  I used some really fun, bright summer papers for these.  It's easy to make more than one card at a time because you'll have lots of pieces to work with.  


After I had it all put together it was so pretty I didn't want to cover it up with a large sentiment banner or such.  Luckily I just got the new Label Love stamp set and Artisan Label punch from SU.  I do love stamps with matching punches - so quick and easy to use.  This one is a great size and shape!  Works perfectly with these cards.  I hope SU comes out with more matching stamps for it - especially for the upcoming holidays.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!



Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Key Lime collection
Stamps: SU Label Love
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal
Other: Taylored Expressions Ray of Sunshine die, SU Artisan Label punch
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 13, 2013

BlogLovin!

I'm sure you are already aware that Google Reader is going away.  Boohoo!  So I am switching to BlogLovin.  I'm not totally used to it yet, but I am liking it more and more.

You can follow my blog on BlogLovin by clicking the link below or clicking on the BlogLovin icon on the right menu


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I have a quick and simple card today using a new stamp set I got from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:


Fun stamp set for a nerd like me!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Tech Talk
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Corner Chomper, Doodle Twine Red, The Twinery Lemondrop and Caribbean twine
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 12, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #90

Hello!  It's Wednesday already and time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda Callahan knocks it outta the park with a really fun and versatile one!  I was looking for a sketch to use for a retirement card for a work colleague and when I saw Linda's sketch waiting in the wings, I knew it would be perfect for what I needed.  I had my card made and submitted way early - I love it when that happens!

I went with a camping theme on this card because the person I am making this for is going on a big camping trip with the family right after he retires.  And the Happy Campers collection from W R Memory Keepers is the perfect set of pretty papers to make a camping themed card.  And, of course, Linda's sketch made it so easy!


It's retirement season at work right now.  So I may need to make a few more of these!

Be sure to check out Linda's fab sketch:


And stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on Linda's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Simply Chartreuse
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers Happer Campers collection
Stamps: Mama Elephant Wanterlust
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Other: MFT Fishtail Flags dies
Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

June 11, 2013

Thank You Mosaic

A quick post today with a card I made while playing with my new Stampin' Up toys.  I love stamps that have matching punches and I fell for Mosaic Madness and its matching punch as soon as I saw them.  I used the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and the color combination at The Play Date Cafe to make this card:






Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock:  PTI Stamper's White, CTMH Whisper, Lagoon and Hollyhock
Stamps:  SU Mosaic Madness, A Muse Studio Let Freedom Ring
Ink: CTMH Whisper, Lagoon and Hollyhock
Other: SU Mosaic punch, circle punches
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 10, 2013

Waltzingmouse June Christmas Card Challenge

Hello!  I am back with my card for the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge.  Wow!  Two posts in one day, mighty unusual for me.  To see my card for the A Muse Studio Challenge, just scroll down.

Jen Treadway is our hostess this month.  She challenges us to create a snowy scene, use snowflakes, snowmen, glittery paper, or some puffy, snow-like embellishments.

I did not know what I was going to do.  I put it off and put it off, until yesterday.  Then I saw this card by Cindy Hall.  Cindy turned me on to this video by Sue Gillespie on how to create a starburst card.  I love it!  After playing around with the technique, I decided I would create a "snowburst" card.  This is what I came up with:


I love how it turned out!  I made a few adjustments because my card was a square and I wanted to cover more of it with the "snowburst."  Easy to do and what a great way to use coordinating patterned papers! And the pretty white lace - I think it looks like a row of snowflakes.

A new challenge will be issued on the 10th of each month in the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenges Forum.  If you're not already a forum member, it's easy and free to sign up.  The guidelines are also posted in the forum - right here.

I hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: Recollections Blue Christmas collection (Michaels)
Stamps: WMS Complements of the Season
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Hero Arts woven lace ribbon
Size: 5" x 5"

June 8, 2013

Happy Father's Day at the Lake

Hi there!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I am getting some good crafty time in.  Here is one of the cards I made this morning.  I will be sending this one to my own dad.


I used this sketch at Fab Friday:


Now I'm off to make popcorn.  I'm watching Good Day to Die Hard with the hubs.  He's a big fan of the Die Hard movies; I'm a big fan of Bruce Willis.  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, CTMH Topiary and Desert Sand
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Lakeside collection
Stamps: Avery Elle The Man
Ink: CTMH Honey, Topiary, Desert Sand
Other: MFT Fishtail Flags dies and Circle Stax dies
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 7, 2013

Thank You for All You Do

Hi there!  I have a quick post today with a card that I started earlier this week and just finished.  I used this week's RetroSketch and am getting it posted and submitted just under the wire.  I love the new labels stamps from Waltzingmouse!


And here is the sketch:


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Authentique Glory collection
Stamps: WMS Country Labels 4, PTI Military Stars
Ink: CTMH Outdoor Denim, MFT Wild Cherry
Other: Spellbinders Labels 4 die, MFT Fishtail Flags die
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 5, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #89

Happy Wednesday!  Time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  Rita is our hostess this week and she has brought us an awesome sketch!  I recently got some new stamps from Close to My Heart and was playing with some ideas for a Father's Day card for hubby.  We both like to hike and I wanted to make him a rustic, outdoorsy card.  When I saw Rita's sketch with the banners, I knew it would be perfect for what I wanted:


Fun card to make!  I've already had a request to make another one just like it for a friend at work.

I love this sketch!  Definitely a keeper (but then I think all the FMS sketches are keepers!).


Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on Rita's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and Ripe Avocado
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike collection
Stamps: CTMH A Journey and Camping Delights
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Classic Kraft and Dark Chocolate
Other: MFT Fishtail Flags dies, Darice Earthy Colors hemp cord
Size: 5" x 5"

June 4, 2013

Happy Birthday USA

I spent last Sunday playing with some new stamps and new inks.  I got my new Waltzingmouse Stamps over the weekend and I got a lot of new dye ink from Close to My Heart last week.  So play I did.  I haven't tried all the ink colors yet, but I already have a couple of favorites: Outdoor Denim and Chocolate!

When I saw the new sketch at the Seize My Birthday challenge, I couldn't wait to ink up the Statue of Liberty stamp in the Waltzingmouse USA 1776 stamp set.  And I could use my new fave Outdoor Denim ink too!  Woohoo!


Fabulous coverage for a dye ink!  And I love the fireworks - they are gorgeous heat embossed in gold!  Fussy cutting the fireworks was a lot of work but it had to be done - I love the look!  This was a super fun card to make!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: WMS USA 1776 and Man of the Hour
Ink: CTMH Blue Denim, PTI Pure Poppy, Versamark
Other: Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

June 2, 2013

Live Life Loud

Today I have a card for this week's sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  Instead of a vertical card, I went horizontal, but I pretty much stayed within the design parameters.


I made this card for a work colleague who wanted a birthday card for his daughter who is turning 15 years old this coming week.  She likes music so I decided to used several music-related stamp sets I have from Gina K and Taylored Expressions.  He also said she likes blue and green, so I decided to use  the June Color Play combo on the PTI Color Play Projects pinterest board.  What a great color combo!

Here is the great sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch:


And the PTI June Color Play:


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Green Leaf, Lemon Tart, Enchanted Evening petite polka dot
Stamps: Taylored Expressions You're My Hero, Gina K Live Life Loud (retired)  and Gleefully Yours (retired)
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart, Green Leaf, Hawaiian Shores and Enchanted Evening, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: MFT Fishtail Flags and Layers dies
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

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