Thursday, March 31, 2011

Secret Owl Swap

This month my Blog Group Tangled Up In Creativity held a Secret Owl Swap. It was so much fun shopping and creating for my secret Owlet. Today is the big reveal of whooo my Owl was and all the goodies she sent. My Owl is Lynn from Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper and here's a little look at all the goodies she sent me. Firstly, her card which is more lovely in person...

Next, her handmade item...which is a very pretty magnet that is already on my fridge!


...and here are the goodies she sent me...it felt like Christmas! Can you see the set of Kitchen Sink stamps? My very first set! Yippee! What about the Snow Marker...I didn't know there was such a thing and how perfect will that be for Christmas in New Hampshire! I love Scor-Tape and use it all the time and I do love the new M&M Pretzels!

Thank you Lynn so much for such a thoughtful package!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kindness

Today's card is for two challenges this week...the OWH Stars and Stamps bonus sketch and the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge...A different kind of peace... piece... as in paper piecing. Use paper piecing in the main image of your card/project.


Here's the OWH sketch...

...and here's my card with paper pieced hearts. The inspiration scripture this week is Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Supplies:-
Stamps - Heart Strings by Penny Black and Heard from the Heart by SU

PTI white cardstock

Brilliance ink

SU markers

K & C Co DP

SU coloured cardstock

Copic Multiliner

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

May You Be Blessed...

One of the challenges over at Our Daily Bread Designs this week is "Frame It" - Create a Frame or stamp a frame for your image or sentiment. I chose to make a frame with ribbon and roses to frame the stamps from the ODBD set Happy Birthday. It's a little hard to see in the photo but I stamped just the flowers from the top of the watering can in that set lightly behind the verse in green. Supplies:- Stamps - Happy Birthday by ODBD PTI cream cardstock SU ink SU coloured cardstock SU DSP Ribbon Nestabilities Paper Roses

Monday, March 28, 2011

I hope.

G'day and welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Hop today!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by on your busy day...

...I hope you have a terrific day!

One of the main reasons I was drawn to {Ippity} stamps was my love for airbrushing and how so many of the {Ippity} stamps could be used and combined for this technique. I haven't airbrushed in a while so today's cards are both airbrushed with Copics. Don't worry if you don't own Copics and an air compressor because you could get very similar results with sponging, watercolours or chalks....just to name a few!

My first card uses stamps from the set The Simple Things and I used only part of the sentiment "While I breathe, I hope."

My second card uses stamps from Now & Always and Music of my Heart. I love this flower from Now & Always and can't believe it's taken my this long to actually airbrush it! I think there might be some more of these on the horizon!


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


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!


Supplies:-

Stamps - The Simple Things, Now & Always and Music of my Heart by Ippity

PTI white cardstock

SU ink

Copics

SU coloured cardstock

SU DP

Signo white gel pen

SU ribbon

SU pearl

Nestabilities

Foam dots

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sending baskets full of warm wishes!

Today's card is for OWH Stars and Stamps sketch this week. Here's the sketch...

...and here's my card!


Have a great weekend!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Basket Full of Fun by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Imaginisce DP
Paper flowers
SU ribbon

Friday, March 25, 2011

May your day bloom with happiness...

For my Floral Friday post I have a card and an arrangement. Firstly, a card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...."Spring is Sprung" is the theme. I think Spring has sprung a leak here in NH this week as it has snowed a couple days this week already! Thankfully my craft room has felt like Spring over the last few weeks with all the Spring cards and floral arrangements I've been making.

Secondly, an arrangement I made for my floral design class...this was a novelty design....for a baby.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Tulip Jungle by Penny Black and Blooming with Happiness by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
DP unknown
Paper flower
SU coloured cardstock
Button

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easter Blessings

Last night was my SU Stamp Club night and the swap theme was Easter. Here is the card I made for the swap using all SU products except for the flower stamen.

Here's the inside...

Supplies:-
Stamps - Crosses of Hope and Never Ending Joy by SU
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP Sweat Pea
Embosslits Beautiful Wings Die
SU ink
Flower stamen
SU seam binding

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm here for you...

When I saw this gorgeous inspiration photo for the Cupcake Inspiration challenge this week my first thought was..."wow, they almost look too good to eat!" My second thought was of the perfect stamp in my stash for this challenge...Squeeze till I Squeak by Penny Black.


I must add before I finish this post that I am of the firmest belief that there are NO cupcakes that look too good to eat! Cupcakes are meant to be eaten!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Squeeze till i Squeak by Penny Black and Occasional Quotes by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
DP unknown
SU coloured cardstock
Button
Foam Dots
SU ribbon

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rejoice and be Glad!

The Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light challenge this week is....New Life - They want to see creations symbolizing New Life...this can be Easter, or flowers.....etc. I used the daffodils from the Daffodil Tag set to frame this verse also from the same set.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Daffodil Tag Set by ODBD
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
SU DSP
Ribbon
Button

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Day at a Time

It's time for another {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!

My card today is for the {Ippity} monthly challenge...using week 2's colours and week 3's photo inspiration.

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 - What Matters Most by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
SU flower punches
SU markers
Brads
Bazzil textured cardstock
Foam dots
SU ribbon

Saturday, March 19, 2011

You Matter

I love buttons so when I saw the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger this week I knew I had to play!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Delightful Little Things and Love in Return by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
Ribbon
Buttons

Friday, March 18, 2011

Floral Friday

I'm having so much fun with my Floral Design class and when I completed my mug arrangement I had to make a little card to match in these pretty Spring colours! It really looks nothing like Spring here yet....my yard is still completely covered in snow...but having fresh flowers in my house has certainly lifted my spirits this Winter!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Nice & Easy Noyes by SU
PTI white cardstock
SU markers
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Nestabilities
Foam dots
CM corner rounder
Paper roses

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Gift From Heaven Above

Didn't I just say the other day you would be seeing more of these lovely roses! When I saw this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge how could I not use the little pink roses?



Supplies:-
Stamps - Heart Strings by Penny Black and God's Blessing by SU
SU coloured cardstock
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Fiskar paper edgers
Copics
Foam dots
SU markers
Paper roses

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sending you Sunshine and Laughter

The Tangled Up in Creativity challenge this month is being hosted by Dawn over at Sunnyside Up. She has asked us to be inspired by this well known saying: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" and we have to use ribbon, in a novel way, on our card.

I must admit I've never heard of this saying...but having spent most of my life in Australia where the seasons are the opposite of here in the US it wouldn't have much meaning in Australia where March is the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn.

March is such an unusual weather month here in New England...one day it can be freezing, the next day warm and sunny and the next day snowing...like it is this morning! Thankfully by the end of March the weather settles down, things begin to green and get pretty which makes me very happy which is why I chose this very happy lamb for this challenge!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Lamb by Azadi Earles and sentiment from Unity KOTM December 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
DP unknown
SU markers
SU ribbon
Foam Dots

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Surprise!!

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is to use green. I chose one of my favourite Penny Black stamps..."Surprise!!" which I've owned for over 10 years and never get tired of using. The little roses are a new find for me and I LOVE them...be warned that you'll probably see alot more of these in the future! :)

Supplies:-
Stamps - Surprise!! by Penny Black
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Clear Embossing powder
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
Paper roses
Watercolours
Ribbon
Foam dots

Monday, March 14, 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!


My card today uses the {Ippity} March sketch from week 1 and the colours from week 2 - Blue, Yellow, Green and Pink. I paper pieced the background from scraps and the oval stamp from Cherish Your Dreams was stamped twice...first in green and then clear versamark ink which I sprinkled with clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment and butterfly are from How YOU Doin'.

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 - Cherish Your Dreams and How YOU Doin' by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
Scrap DP
SU ink and marker
Versamark ink
SU Dazzling Diamonds
Clear embossing powder
SU ribbon
Flower stamen
Foam dots

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary

"Going Dotty" is the midweek challenge over at OWH Stars and Stamps blog this week. The challenge is to make cards for the heroes to send home to their loved ones using polka dots.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM January 2011
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
SU ribbon
White gel pen
Dazzling Diamonds
Foam dots

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cabin by the Lake

I made today's card with the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch #59. I used Stampscapes stamps and airbrushed the scene with my Copics.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Stampscapes
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Copics
DP SU and unknown
Bazzil textured cardstock
Foam dots

Friday, March 11, 2011

Floral Friday

No card today...just a couple flower arrangements. The first arrangement is an asymmetrical design and the second is a Western Line design...both are made with Larkspur, Carnations, Daisy Pom Pon, Misty, Leather Fern, Myrtle and Pittosporum. The first photograph is a little darker because of the snow storm that was going on outside when I took the photo! The I'll be back with a card tomorrow....have a great day!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Winner is....

Congratulations Julie!

Your altered notebook received the most votes
in the TUIC Poll.

There is a little prize package on it's way to your house.
Here's one last look at the lovely winning notebook...



Thanks again to everyone that entered and voted!

Deepest Sympathy

Sadly, I needed a sympathy card over the weekend for one of the guys at my husband's work.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Devoted and Just Wanted to Say by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
Colorbok DP
SU brads

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rejoice!

Today's card is for two challenges this week....Our Daily Bread Designs Colour Challenge - use at least two of the colours pink, blue, ivory or yellow...and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #79 - use a stamped flower image on your card/project.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Tulip Tag Set by ODBD
SU coloured cardstock
Brilliance ink
DP unknown
SU markers
SU ribbon
Silk ribbon
Paper flower
CM corner rounder
Foam dots
SU pearls

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TUIC Challenge Entries and Poll

Voting is now open for the members of Tangled Up in Creativity for the altered notebook with a touch of Spring! The Poll is on the right sidebar and will be open for two days. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Here are all the entries one more time to help you choose your favourite one!

Lynn ~ Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper


Jenn ~ Jax Bean Stalks


Julie ~ Time to Create




Monica ~ Gardner's Basket

Thanks to all of you for entering my challenge!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Forgiven and Happy Birthday

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!

First of all, the winner of the {Ippity} set from Saturday's OWH Bunny Hop is...
Carol from Scrappin' Heaven
...congratulations!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

My first card today uses last week's sketch and stamps from the set What Matters Most.

My second card is for Party Time Tuesdays challenge....swing card + masculine birthday card! I've not made one of these before but after watching the tutorial by Lisa Tedder HERE I found it very easy! It certainly wasn't the easiest card to photograph but hopefully you get the idea! It really is a clever little design the way the centre swings around when you open the card!



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 - What Matters Most, Fall For You, A Little Buggy and Authentic Man by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
PTI white cardstock
Imaginisce DP Garden Party
SU DSP
SU ink
SU marker
SU pearls

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Spring OWH Bunny Hop

Don't forget the deadlines to get your cards to the troops...Easter deadline (March 18th) and Mother's Day deadline (March 31st). Click HERE for all the Holiday Deadlines.

I have a few "Spring" cards to share today. The first two cards use stamps from Ippity's set Sweet Thoughts of Spring and the bunny card uses the sketch from this week's Ippity Challenge.


My last card uses stamps from one of my favourite Ippity's sets...Now & Always, the March sketch and is embellished with rhinestones coloured with Copics. I love the fact that you can colour rhinestones with Copics to match any project you're working on and they still sparkle!

All comments left today are not only appreciated but will be entered into a random draw for your choice of Ippity set...Sweet Thoughts of Spring or Now & Always. Winner will be announced on Monday!


Thanks so much for stopping by...
the next stop on the Bunny Hop is
...have a lovely day!
Supplies:-
Stamps - Sweet Thoughts of Spring, Now & Always and Just Wanted to Say by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
Brilliance ink
K & C Co DP
SU DSP
SU markers
Copics
Nestabilities
Ribbon
Foam Dots
Paper Flowers
Embroidery Thread
Button
Color Box Chalk
SU rhinestones