Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Repeat Impression's Designer Challenge

Today Karen one of the Design Team members at Repeat Impressions challenged us to make a spring card with pastel colors.  So here is my card:
I used The small Butterfly, from the Summer Series, Dragonfly and Fern images from Repeat Impressions.  The sentiment is from the Quartet Compliments,(used a little masking).

Here is the list of the team members who have made cards to inspire you:
Join us by making a spring card with pastel colors and link to it on the Repeat Impressions blog -- you could be the randomly chosen winner of a nice gift certificate!

Thank you for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Creative Belli Challenge Sketch

Today Darcie challenged the Creative Belli Design Team to a sketch.  Here is the sketch:
And here is my card:
We would love for you to join in the challenge and see what you do with the sketch.  Here is the list of Design Team members who have created projects to inspire you.
Now you can make a card, or scrapbook page and link it on the Creative Belli Blog page.  Thanks -- have a happy stamping day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Card Patterns Sketch 154

Today at Card Patterns we were given this sketch to follow:
And this is my card:
I made this for a Children's Leader that I work with in Bible Study Fellowship.  She is so sweet and I love being in her classroom.

The paper is from Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye.  The stamp is from Gina K Designs.  I used a Tim Holtz flower die and a SU border punch.

This is an easy sketch with so many possibilities.  Why don't you try -- it's fun!  Make a card and link it on their blog.

Thanks and have a happy stamping day

CPS Card Sketches Challenge 254

At CPS Card Sketches we were challenged to make a project using this sketch:
I like using their sketches - it gives me a starting place.  I love making cards, but often don't know where to begin - colors, paper or pattern?  -- So this gets me started.  Here is the card I made:
The paper is from My Mind's Eye and the stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  Why don't you join in the fun?  Make a card and link it on their blog.

Have a happy stamping day!

CR84FN Color Challenge 49

This week at CR84FN we were challenged with these colors:
I loved these colors because they can be fun, hippy, or even sophisticated.  Here is the card I made:
I used Repeat Impressions stamps and scraps of paper from my pile.  I'm trying so hard to use my giant pile of scraps.  I used a CB folder on the grey, the leaf prints were embossed with silver.

Why don't you play along?  This is a great color combination.  The more that play along, the more inspiration we get.  Here is the link. CR84FN.

Thank you for looking at my card:  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

Papertrey Ink has a "Make It Monday" challenge each Monday and today Dawn showed us how to take one of our frame stamps and stretch it.  You can check out her video here.
I participated this week because several times, I've wanted to use frames only to find the sentiment or image was too large to fit my frame - so now Dawn has solved the problem !  So here is my card:
I used one of my most favorite of all stamp sets called:  Studio Style.  The frame stamp is from Fillable Frames Additions 1    The paper is from their new paper called Raspberry Fizz.

I made this for my sister as a "How are you doing" card.  We stamp together a lot and when we don't get together I miss her.  So -- Debbie, (I know she reads my blog) close your eyes, you are getting this card in the mail.

Take time this week to join in their challenge, all the details are here.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Stamp of the Week - Rocking Chair

It seems like a long time since I got to do a Stamp of the Week -- so here we go.  Wendy will give you a 50% discount on this stamp for one week.  All you have to do is go to her blog here and grab the discount code and put it in the special instructions blank on the Repeat Impressions check out. 

Here is my card:

The Design Team have made some cards to inspire you.  Here is the list -- check them out!

Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here
Dawn Bennett
Darsie Bruno

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Card Patterns Sketch 153

Oooowheee -- Card Patterns has a neat sketch for this week.  Here is the sketch:
and here is my card:
Paper:  Picadilly, Stamp:  Papertrey Ink: Cardstock:  Gina K Designs: Ribbon:  Paper Ribbon from World Market(LOVE this, comes in many colors and so easy to work with)

The sketch challenge at Card Patterns goes until Friday - you still have plenty of time to play and you cold be the winner of some Spellbinders Borderabilities -- very nice!!

Thank you for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Repeat Impression's Sketch Time

Good morning!  Today Wendy at Repeat Impressions challenged us with this sketch.
Why don't you meet her challenge?  It could mean a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions if your name is in one drawn in the random drawing.   Just make a project using the sketch and link it on The House That Stamps Built Blog.  I liked the sketch so much I made two.  Here they are:

Stamps:  Wishing You Happiness....

and here is my second:
For this one I used the stamps Quartet Compliments and Sm Butterfly from the Summer Series.
Check out some of the projects from the Design Team:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mixed Media -- YIKES!!!

I joined a group at ColorMeCreativeClassroom with Suzanne J  Dean.   The group I joined is called Mix It Up Media.  I joined because this is TOTALLY out of my comfort zone.  I like simple, clean, easy cards -- Mixed Media is difficult(to say the least) for me!  But I wanted to try my hand at it.  Marti  at Scrapbitzcopis, the artist directing our group,  challenged us to do a google search on Mixed Media and this is what I found:

 I learned it really isn't hard and I don't have to do weird things --- like putting baby heads on caterpillars and cover it with dark brown inks.   I found a video that has really sparked my interest because she used light colors and flowers ---YEAH!

So, I'm saying Thank you to Marti for heading up this group and being an encourager!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Designers Choice Challenge from Joy

Today at Repeat Impressions I got to host the Designers Choice Challenge.  My challenge is called "Leftovers".  Just look at your craft desk and pull together some things that were "leftover" from some previous card makings.

Here is my card:
This swing card has been sitting on my "pile" for months!  I started it as a Valentine's card, but just could not finish it.   So today I took an image called Prescription and made this card.  Wendy has a great selection of Swing cards already cut and ready to embellish.  This makes it so easy to give a special card.

Here is the other side of the card:
This would be a good day to join in our challenge -- I KNOW you got scraps on your desk!  --everyone does!  So dig those scraps out and see what you can do.  Take a look at these designers projects and then make a project and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.

Creative Belli Challenge 137 Recipe

Can you believe February is going by so fast!  We've had such warm weather here, the daffodils are blooming and the Tulip trees will be coming out next!

This weeks Belli challenge is a Recipe -- here it is:  1 ribbon, 2 DP(designer papers), 3 colors and 4 Gems/Pearls.  Stir up and poof - out comes a wonderful card! (wish it was that easy)

Here is my card:
The Designer Papers are Yellow Bicycle(polka dots) and BoBunny (keys).  The colors were brown, green and tan/white.

Will you join us?  In the spirit of Creative Belli  challenges we encourage you part not buy anything new -- We want you to use what you have,  use the recipe and then post it on the Creative Belli blog.

Here are the rest of the designers - gather some inspiration from them and show us what you made.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary Recap

Today I thought I'd post the 15 cards I did for the CPS 5th Anniversary Celebration.  I will be putting them in the smallest format I can.
You can see each individual sketch on their blog.
Day 1
Day 2

Day 3
Day 4

Day 5

Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13
Day 14
Day 15

That's all! You can still join in the fun by going to CPS blog, check out the sketches and post your creations to their blog. You have until Feb. 18 to complete all the sketches and enter into the big grand prize drawing!  You can enter just one or all of the sketches.

Thank you for looking at all my cards.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

CPS 5th Anniversary Day 15 with Kim Moreno

Today is the last day for the CPS Anniversary - it has really gone fast!  Today CPS is celebrating with Kim Moreno and Flower Soft.  Kim has a very interesting blog.  She is a very, very busy mom, but still manages time to make beautiful cards.  Check out her blog here.  You will be glad!

Here is the sketch she picked out for us:
And here is my card:
I used papers from JilliBean Soup and a scrap of Graphic 45.  The stamps are from Gina K Designs.  It's is not too late to join in the fun -- take the sketch, show off your project by posting it on the CPS blog.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Repeat Impression's Stamp of the Week - Love Post

Don't you just love Valentine's Day!  It's such a sweet time for my grandchildren.  I love making little surprises for them with special cards.  Well, today Wendy chose a wonderful stamp called Love Post with the Be My Valentine sentiment.
Here is my card
Remember you get the opportunity to buy the Love Post Stamp for 50% off for one week. The sentiment is not on sale, just the Love Post Stamp.  Just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and get the code and put it in the special instructions blank at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

These Design Team members made a few project to wow you.  Take a look!

Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here
Dawn Bennett
Darsie Bruno

Thanks for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

CR84FN Color Challenge 48

Today CR84FN Color Challenge reminds me of spring - the colors this week are so soft.  Here they are:  Chartreuse, Gray and Lavender.  They also remind me of a Mother's Day card.
Their challenges are so much fun - You can join in with everyone by making a card and posting it on their blog.  It's always fun to see what everyone does

Here is my card:
I have a goal to go to my scrap bin before I cut into some new papers -- so the papers are SU, Coordinations and a few other misc.  The stamp is Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Papertrey Ink Anniversary and a Heart Challenge

 Today Papertrey Ink is celebrating their anniversary with a challenge.  Today the challenge was to make a project that incorporates a heart.  Nicole showed us some of the fantastic new products that will be released on the 15th.  I'm so excited about the "Framed Out" set and a set of little to-go cups in the "Heart to Heart" set!

So here is my card:
I used Nicole's sketch that she showed today with the little to-go cups from the "Heart to Heart" set.  The heart die is Papertrey Ink as is the script dp from Dearest Jane, the cardstock is Hawaiian Shores and stamps are 2010 Love Tags & Tiny Treats:Valentine

Today is the first day of their new web site at Papertrey Ink -- oh you should go see -- it is soo cool. Love it!


CPS Anniversary with Keri Sereika and Flower Soft

Today Keri Sereika is helping CPS celebrate their anniversasry.  You can find her blog here.  Her blog is very interesting because it is so much more than cards -- take a look you will love it!
So here is the sketch that she picked out as a challenge.
And here is my card:
I used paper by Papertrey Ink (script) and Graphic45, the stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  You can go to the CPS Sketch blog and join in the celebration by make a card with the sketch and linking it on there.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Friday, February 10, 2012

CPS Anniversary with Lea Lawson and Clearsnap

Today it is Lea Lawson's turn to challenge us with a sketch.  You can check out her fabulous blog here.  It is called Leascupcakes&Sunshine -- isn't that the cutest name ever!  Here is today's sketch:
I liked it because of the layering possibilites.
Here is my card:
I used paper from 7 Gypsies, MS doily, and a few pieces from Girls Papierie.

It's not too late to join in the festivities -- go to CPS-Card Sketches blog and link your card.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping day.

Stamp TV Alumni February Blog Hop

Tonight some of StampTV's Alumni Design Team members are having an Inspirational Blog Hop.  If you came to my from from Karen Knegten's blog you are right on the mark!!  I loved her card!

Today Stamp TV is using this picture from for our inspiration:
I used the colors and the rectangles from the windows to create this card:

I used the stamp set called Inspirational Blocks.  I used Copic markers to color the butterfly which I had embossed black on GKD white cardstock and then used Sweet Corn, Little Boy Blue and Wine With Everything.

Now bop on over to Geri Utterback's blog and get some inspiration from her truly wonderful card. Remember  as you leave comments on each blog, your name is eligible for a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs stamps! On Tuesday morning (February 14), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!  Please remember to stop by  Stamp TV to leave a final comment.

Thank you for looking at my card!  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CPS Anniversary with Lisa Silver and Clearsnap

Today Lisa Silver and Clearsnap are hosting CPS's Anniversary Celebration.  Lisa picked this sketch as her challenge to us:
And this is the card I made:
I used Stamps from Papertrey Ink and paper from My Mind's Eye with a little scrap of ribbon.

It's not too late to join in wishing CPS a Happy Anniversary by making a card using one of this week's sketches and linking it on their blog.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.


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