Monday, February 28, 2011

Thinking of You

Welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I made today's card for a family friend who's in hospital this week. She loves mosaics so that inspired my card for her. Her garden is a wonderland of her creations!


I'm going to enter this card in the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge.

Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

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

Supplies:-
Stamps - Just Wanted to Say by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
SU ribbon
SU button
Foam Dots

Sunday, February 27, 2011

i love you more today than yesterday

The last Ippity challenge for February was to use ribbon. I love ribbon! I decided to use the photo inspiration from week 3 too...

...and this is the card I created. Did I mention that I love ribbon? :)

Supplies:-
Stamp - Straight from the Heart by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
Ribbon
Chipboard heart

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thinking of You

Today's card is for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown Any Occasion Challenge.

This is the cupcake inspiration...which this week is a mini cake!

...and here is my card.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Fishy Philosophy and Music of My Heart by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU rhinestones
Copics
Fiskar paper edgers
Foam dots

Friday, February 25, 2011

Enjoy The Ride

My first card today is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge. The Penny Black challenge this week was to make a masculine card and here is the sketch I used...

...and here is my card.

Today is also my Floral Friday so I thought I'd share one of my recent flower arrangements with you...it is made with Carnations, Daisy Pom Pons, Statice, Leatherfern, Myrtle and Boxwood.

Here is the little mini card I made to go with the arrangement.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Garden Buggy by Penny Black, Authentic Man, Just Wanted to Say and How YOU Doin' by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
DP unknown
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock
SU markers
Copics
Border punch
Nestabilities
SU circle punches
Foam dots

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cards for Diggers

Cards for Diggers is the chosen cause for A Cause for Cards this month. "Diggers" is an Australia military slang term for soldiers. The challenge this month is to make a Mother's Day Card using the colours Red, White and Blue in honour of the Australian troops serving overseas and a flower image in honour of Mum.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Bountiful by Penny Black and Mother's Day Script by Hero Arts
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
SU DSP
Copics
Nestabilities
SU coloured cardstock
Foam dots
Brads
K & C Co flowers

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

...and Keep You.

Today's card is very similar to yesterday's card...I really didn't plan it that way! I was making today's card for a lady in Australia and when I was going through my stamps for the perfect sentiment for her I chose the exact same sentiment as yesterday! The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge was to use green this week so I thought I would make the card for that challenge too. It wasn't until I was photographing the cards that I realized how similar they were...goes to show what a busy week I've been having!Supplies:-
Stamps - Yearning by Penny Black and Flourished Christian Symbols by ODBD
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Copics
SU markers
SU DSP
Lace
SU ribbon
Foam dots
K & C Co. Flowers.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Lord Bless You...

I made today's card for Our Daily Bread Designs Sentiment and Overstamping Challenge...to create a card or project which includes stamping an image over a sentiment. Supplies:-
Stamps - Flourished Christian Symbols by ODBD
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU ink
CM corner rounder
Nestabilities
SU half pearls
Paper flowers
SU ribbon

Monday, February 21, 2011

Put on Your Party Hat!

Welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I have two cards to share today that were both made for the {Ippity} challenges this month. The first card is for the colour challenge which is to use Black, Red, White and Aqua and I also used the sketch from week one.

The next card is for the photo inspiration challenge...

When I saw this photo I thought it would be fun to make a heart wrapped in text like the photo and so my card sort of evolved from that.


Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

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

Supplies:-
Stamps - Party Hat Wishes and Now and Always by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
SU DSP
Echo Park DP
Color Box Chalk

Chipboard hearts
Foam dots

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A song in my heart.

The Party Time Tuesday challenge this week was to use this sketch to make your project.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Music of My Heart and Sing a New Song by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
Hot Off the Press DP
Lace
SU flower punch
Beautiful Wings embosslit die
Cricut
Foam dots

Saturday, February 19, 2011

While I breathe...

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week is to keep it simple and make a one layer card.

Supplies:-
Stamps - The Simple Things and Devoted by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
Paper flowers

Friday, February 18, 2011

Flower Diary

For my Floral Friday post today I thought I would share my Flower Diary and remind you all about the challenge I'm hosting. The challenge is to alter a notebook and you can see all the details HERE!

As part of the Floral Design course I'm doing, I have been encourage to keep a flower diary...a place to record information about the flowers I'm working with for future reference. For this notebook I actually removed the front and back covers and replaced them with chipboard wood covers for more stability. I decorated them and used my Bind-it-All to punch the holes and put new binding on it. The finished notebook measures 10" x 7 1/4".

Supplies:-
Stamps - Tulip Jungle by Penny Black
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Imaginisce DP
Cricut
SU coloured cardstock
Bind-it-All

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Birthday Wishes

This week's Penny Black Saturday challenge is Pretty in Pink. Two of my favourite things...Penny Black stamps and pink!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Birthday Angel by Penny Black and Sincere Salutations by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
DCWV DP
Copics
Color Box chalk
Nestabilities
Foam dots

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Please know I care.

Here is the card I made for the swap at my SU Stamp Club this month. The theme was to use green...and of course all SU product!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Thoughts and Prayers by SU
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
SU pearls
SU flower punch
SU ribbon
SU scallop border punch

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today's card is for two challenges...Our Daily Bread Designs Have a H.E.A.R.T. recipe challenge and OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge.

The recipe challenge is to use three of the following ingredients in your creations...

H= Hemp
E= Embossing
A=Any Our Daily Bread Images or Sentiments
R= Ribbon or lace
T= Tearing or distressing

I chose to use embossing, Our Daily Bread sentiments and lace.
Here is the sketch I used...

Supplies:-
Stamps - Happy Birthday by ODBD
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
K & C Co DP
Embosslits Beautiful Wings Die
SU coloured cardstock
Lace
Color Box Chalk
Foam dots

Monday, February 14, 2011

i love you!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I have a couple of Valentine's Day cards to share with you today. I used this month's {Ippity} sketch to make the first one with stamps from Love in Return and A Moment in Time.


This next card is for this week's Party Time Tuesdays Challenge which is to make a romantic Valentine's Day card or project with a Chandelier! The only chandelier stamp I own is the one in the {Ippity} set Regal Greetings and I used a sentiment from Unity's KOTM April 2009.


Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

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

Supplies:-
Stamps - Love in Return, A Moment in Time, Regal Greetings by Ippity and Unity KOTM April 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
DP unknown and Colorbox
Nestabilities
Rhinestones
SU pearls
Mini punch
Fiskar paper edgers
SU ribbon
Foam dots

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tangled Up in Creativity Challenge

It's my turn to host a challenge for my blog group Tangled Up in Creativity. My challenge for you is to alter a notebook and add a little bit of Spring. I made a couple of simple ones earlier in the year just using designer paper and my Cricut for the lettering...the first one is a notebook for me to jot down ideas, draw sketches, paste inspiration from magazines etc so that it is all in one place.

I made the second notebook because my recipe drawer was overflowing with recipes I'd torn out of magazines or printed off the web...now I just have to find the time to stick the recipes in the book!

You have until the 7th of March to complete this challenge and put your link below. For the TUIC entries I will post a poll on 3/8/2011 for the TUIC blog members to vote and will announce the winner on 3/10/2011. For all other entries I will select a random winner for a special prize. I can't wait to see what all you talented ladies create.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love in Action

This week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to make a card/project that uses no words on the front yet signifies love. The inspiration verse is 1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth."

Here is this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #97...

...and here's my card.
Supplies:-
Stamps - Squeeze Till I Squeak by Penny Black, PSX and Occasional Quotes by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
SU DSP
SU coloured
Embossing folder
Ribbon
Foam Dots
K & C Co flowers

Friday, February 11, 2011

Floral Friday Thanks

For today's "Floral Friday" post I have another silk flower arrangement and matching card. If you missed last Friday's post explaining my "Floral Friday's" you can see it HERE. This arrangement is a basic oval centrepiece and the little matching card is 3.75" x 3.75". The little black dots under the "Thanks" are actually rhinestones.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Regal Greetings by Ippity
Gina K Luxury cardstock
SU marker
Nestabilities
Ivy
Foam Dots
CM corner rounder
SU rhinestones

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love is...

"Love is..." ~ that's the challenge over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog. The card has to be something related to Valentine's Day and you need to complete the phrase "Love is..." either on the front or inside of your card.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Mouse Love by Penny Black
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Basic Grey stickers
Brads
Copic Multiliner

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Friendship is the Sweetest Flower

I have a couple of cards to share today. The first one is for OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #55.


The next card is for Our Daily Bread Designs "You Choose Your Challenge"...choose a challenge from the top ten challenges participated in over the last year. I chose the Dies & Punches challenge as I have a new flower die that I really wanted to use.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Friendship Gardens by SU and Happy Birthday by ODBD
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU ink
SU markers
SU circle punch
SU Flower punch
SU coloured cardstock
Imaginisce Garden Party DP
SU DSP
Sizzix Die
SU ribbon
Buttons

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Birthday Blessings to You!

This card is for Our Daily Bread Designs All About Love Challenge...you can use sentiments, stamps, or designer papers that use the word love or have a heart on them!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Sentiment by ODBD and Azadi Earles
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
DP unknown
SU markers
Scallop border punch
SU rhinestones

Monday, February 7, 2011

Always in my Life

Welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Blog Hop! Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

Both my cards today use last week's {Ippity} sketch. My first card uses stamps from Because of You and Simply Home.


I made this next card using the colours from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #67.



Don't forget you can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets and paper from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

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

Supplies:-
Stamps - Because of You, Simply Home and Sing a New Song by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU ink
DP scraps
Ribbon
Nestabilities
Copics
Mini punches
Foam Dots

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sweetest Ever

My card today was made for Party Time Tuesday's very first challenge under the new ownership of Jenn. The challenge was to make a card with a cupcake and a Valentine's theme. This was fun...I hope it's ok that I used more than one cupcake!

Supplies:-
Stamps - The More the Merrier by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
DP unknown
SU markers
Paper flower
Rhinestones coloured with Copics
Ribbon

Saturday, February 5, 2011

So in Love with You

I made today's card for the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger...Sweets for the Sweet.

I wanted little scallops to match the ones in the inspiration photo so I turned my Fiskar Paper Edgers upside down. The stamp is from the Ippity set Because Of You.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Because of You by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
Echo Park DP
SU Ribbon
SU ink
Fiskar paper edgers
Foam dots
SU scallop border punch

Friday, February 4, 2011

Floral Friday!

When I was about 5 years old I told my mother that I wanted to be a florist when I grew up. The years passed by and I became a teacher, moved to the outback in Australia and enjoyed teaching before becoming a mother. When my children were old enough to go to school, I taught on and off as a relief teacher and a guitar teacher while teaching stamping and scrapbooking at the local craft council. Since moving to America I really haven't felt the call to get back to teaching and for the last year I have enjoyed stamping and blogging. I've given alot of thought about what I want to do with my time especially after my kids leave home which isn't too far away and funnily enough I gave serious thought to becoming a florist! A few weeks ago I started an online Floral Design course and have completed the first module and am really enjoying this new venture.

After completing my first two arrangements I knew I had to make matching cards for them! So, I thought I would hijack my blog on Fridays...Floral Friday...and show you some of my arrangements with their matching cards. Some weeks I might just post cards with flowers...and as I use flowers on the majority of my cards this won't be too difficult!

Today's arrangement is a Basic Round silk arrangement. Module one was working with silk blossoms and the rest of the modules work with fresh flowers.


My matching card is a little 3" x 3" card and I used a left over leaf and some blossoms.

Here they are together...

Supplies:-
Stamps - How YOU Doin' by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
Gina K luxury cardstock
SU marker
Silk leaf and flowers
Raffia

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Deepest Sympathy

I made today's card for last week's Play Date Cafe Challenge #66 which was to make a black and white card with any shade of purple. I'm a few days late in posting but thought I would post it anyway...probably has something to do with the 18 inches of snow we got over the last couple of days! I had fun airbrushing it with my Copics!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Just Wanted to Say and Devoted by Ippity
Copics
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Paper flowers
Brads
SU scallop border punch
Ribbon

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Friend to Friend

I made today's card using OWH Stars and Stamps sketch #54.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Floral Greetings by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Imaginisce Enchanted DP
Nestabilities
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Paper flowers
SU brads
Foam dots