Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mojo Big Wish

I just love this little cake from Verve's 'Big Wish' set.  I wanted to use it today to do my "Mojo Monday on Wednesday" (*grin*) submission.  I dunno, I have great intentions to get my Monday cards done on Monday - acutally Wednesday is pretty good for me!  This challenge was to make a round or square card following this wonderful sketch...

I colored the cake with Copics and cut it out with circle nesties.  I chose Urban Prairie by Basic Grey as the paper - love it!  The ribbon is felt and I found it at Michael's one day.  I left the flower centers open but it also looks great with pearls as centers.  Now that I examine the card I see I used my Cuttlebug a lot on this card.  Nestie circles, embossing folder and fancy tags (surrounding the sentiment).  I used a set called Winnefred St. by Heidi Grace for my 'make a wish' sentiment... I think it fits the card pretty well.  I didn't want to use a birthday sentiment on the front since I used it on the inside.  I'll list the ingredients below.  Have a great day and thanks for dropping by


What's in it...
Stamps: Verve Big Wish, Winnefred St. Heidi Grace stamps

Paper: PTI basic white, BG urban prairie, SU! certainly celery
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copic sketch markers
Accessories: daisy chain felt ribbon (Michael's), silk flowers, SU edge punch, Nestie circles, C'bug embossing folder, spellbinders fancy tags

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fluffles and her little snail

Well, I'm puzzled.  I have been fortunate to acquire many, many stamp sets over the 4+ years I've been stamping, and when I was entering the title for this post a whole bunch of Fluffles popped up!  I seem to keep going back to the same ones over and over again.  Do you do that too?  I'm a "list maker", whatever that is, and perhaps I need to make an inventory of all my images AND all the sentiments, cross referenced, and see what I've got!  Anyway, that said, Fluffles was the character of the day and he/she was made for Verve's Viva La Verve Friday challenge. 

 We had three choices of inspiration rooms and they were all wonderful but I chose the 3rd room because it got me away from all the pink and green I seem to be doing lately. This is a very straight forward card... color the image, create the border with edge punches, mat the layers, and assemble. I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the designer paper but it was SU! 2006 - obviously retired at this point. I used the sentiment from Verve's "Accent Notes". I hope you enjoy Fluffles and her little buddy - now I'm off to make that list... hmmm, well, maybe later =^..^=

Back soon,

here's what I used...
Stamps: Verve Accent Notes, Stampendous Fluffles and Snail

Paper: PTI basic white, SU ds, wild wasabi cs, groovy guava cs
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics
Accessories: SU white ribbon, SU edge punch, Copic sketch markers

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mojo 143

I hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to a great weekend. I actually started this card last Monday for Verve's Mojo143 but I didn't finish it until this afternoon. And, no, I wasn't working on it the entire time. I'm so glad Julee gives us an entire week to submit our cards... I really like playing along but sometimes other stuff gets in my way ;-p.

Do you love this paper?  I got it at my local JoAnn's (on sale, no less, whoopee!).  It's by DCWV and is called Linen Closet... I got their mat pack too which coordinates all the colors.  I used my Verve Love's Flower... it's been awhile since it's seen any love.  I stamped the flower twice, colored with Copics, and cut the smaller flower out and glued it on top of the other to give it some dimension.  I sort of cheated on the sketch but not too much, I hope.

The background is a sparkly blue but I'm not sure you can see that in the photo.  Anyway... wanted to get this posted... hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!


what's in it...

stamps:  Love's Flower (Verve)
paper:  DCWV linen closet, vanilla cs
inks: chocolate chip, Copics
other stuff:  Spellbinders nestabilities labels 9, SU's build a brad, Offray ribbon

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hello there, little birdie........

I don't think I'll ever tire of the Elisabeth Bell images.  They are so much fun to color and the little girls just ooze sweetness.  I made this card for Verve's Friday sketches, Viva la Verve week 3.  We had 3 children's bedrooms to choose for inspiration and I chose this one... here is the sketch too.

As usual, I spent twice as long selecting the paper than it took to make the card.  But, I'm used to being indecisive so I just shrug it off and plod along.  I chose Sugar Rush by Basic Grey for my decorative paper and placed it on SU's pretty in pink cs.  My little girl from Elisabeth Bell, named "New Friend" by the way, was colored with just a few Copics.  I used a very light touch to give her just a soft 'tint'.  I thought the edge punch by SU was a nice touch to help give the card a delicate look.  I HAVE to use some edge punches on all my cards... har har... seems like that anyway!  The little 'hello' is part of Flourishes strawberry set.

I hope you enjoy her and I do appreciate your comments very much!

Back soon,

Stamps: 'New Friends' (Elizabeth Bell) 
Paper:  Basic Grey 'Sugar Rush'
Ink:  Copic Sketch markers
Accessories:  Prima Flowers, decorated brads from OTC, PTI ribbon, SU! edge punch

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sunny Days

Here is my submission for Verve's Mojo Monday 142. I have posted this to SCS but can't seem to get the Mr. Linky to link to SplitCoast.   So sorry, but I don't have time right now to enter more on my blog. Here is the image and please enjoy...

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Added the next day.........................................................

Wow, I am so sorry for the abrupt posting the other day.  We had some friends arriving any minute and I just had to zip that entry on and shut down!  But, here's a few more deets on the procedure.  I stamped off two suns from the Let it Shine set, one on sunny yellow cs and the other on white where I colored it with two shades of Copics yellows.  Then I cut each sun out, put them together, and added a little yellow stickles here and there.  I did the same stickles treatment on the butterflies.  I used my Martha Stewart punch for these and I find it amazing how often I reach for that when a card needs a little pizzazzing-up (new word???) without adding too much more bulk.  Anyway, then I cut out two pieces of PTI ribbon (and I don't remember the color name... sorry) and folded them and affixed to the 'wishing you' block.  I splurged on this little template by Ornare and I forget I have it... it makes the neatest little swirly piercings.  Ok, now I feel a little better about that last posting.  Hope you understand.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet Strawberries

It's been so long since I've posted to my blog.  We took an anniversary trip to China ... had a great time but some activities had to be put on the back burner!!  I'm still catching up.  Sorry blog.

The card I'm sharing today was made for a wonderful friend who helped my husband set up his new computer.  The inside says 'You're so sweet' but doesn't begin to express our gratitude.  The card is also for Verve's Mojo Monday141 to make a square or round card. 
I tried to follow the sketch but, as usual, it got a little "customized".

I've admired these cute round cards for some time but hadn't attempted one before.  I don't know why I'd never done 'round' before... turned out to be really fun!  Hope you enjoy it too!  Take care and I'll try to post a little more often... try is the operative word here ;-). 

See you soon,

Recipe:  Scallop Round Nesties, Round Nesties
Papers:  dark green, bright yellow, white, piece of designer paper from SU!
Inks:  Memento tuxedo black, Copic sketch markers
Accessories:  flowers, brads, piercing tool, scallop edge punch, red button, twine.