Sunday, December 19, 2010

To Honor Our Veterans this Holiday, CCCC61

To honor our Veterans this Holiday. A tribute to all who have served our country.

Dedicating this card for my dear Uncle Sal & my terrific Father who has proudly served WWII. Unfortunately, my Uncle has suffered two strokes this year and I hope this brings him some courage with his recovery. Additionally, I really hope Dad can see this card from heaven.

My original creation for Stacy Schafer's Stamping Stage Curtain Call Color Challenge Act #61. The sentiment & dove are heat embossed. For the edge sponging I'd used two colors first with Early Espresso and then Bravo Burgundy.

Below, a peek inside along with a stamped envelope.
Stamp Recipe: Courage, Hero Jumbo Wheel, Peaceful Season-Hostess, Just Believe (inside)
Up In The Stars
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso. Bravo Burgundy, Craft White
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sponge, embossing powder, Tim Holtz embossing Distressing Ink, Curly Label- extra large punch

Hope you like my creation as much as I do.

Happy Holidays and God Bless America.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aviary Holiday, CCCC60

It's a Aviary Holiday. My take for Stacy Schafers Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 60.
Swing on over and check out Stacey's Stampin Stage for other entries.

Can you see the tiny adhesive Jewel Basic Pearls around the little wreath?

Stamp Recipe:
SU Aviary, Baroque Motifs, All Holiday, Jolly Bingo Bits and PTI Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Craft WW, Real Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip
Paper: WW, Real Red and Old Olive
Accessories: Basic Black 5/8” satin ribbon, Top Note die, Jewel Basic adhesive Pearls and dimensionals


Monday, November 29, 2010

Pearls and Diamonds Birthday CARD. CCCC58

Stamp Recipe:
SU French Script, Party Hearty, Tiny Tags and
Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes
Ink: WW, BB, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Basic Gray
Paper: WW, BB, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush
Accessories: White 5/8" satin ribbon, BB 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, adhesive Jewel Basic Rhinestones, adhesive Jewel Basic Pearls, dimensionals, silver cording, sponge, Jewelry tag medium punch. 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 2-3/8" Scallop circle extra large punch
Card Size: Square 5x5


Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Storm Watch For Santa, CCCC 57

My creation for Stacey Schafer's Stamping Stage Curtain Color Call Challenge Act 57. To be honest I was a little intimidated by this color combo but once I got rolling with the sponging you just never know what will appear. I had a Holiday/Winter/Vintage theme in mind and was anxious to use my favorite SU stamp set Lovely as a Tree. I started out first by masking the moon along with shading with Temping Turquoise around the circle post it note as your mask. Sponging all around in a circular motion adding Basic Gray for a dark cloudy, glazed effect. Using a torn posted note to create depth for my hills. The back ground trees were stamped off, than stamped on with Chocolate Chip. Sprinkled a few adhesive pearls through out the sky. My goal was to get a “Brrr” style effect. I'm please with the outcome and I'd would be very thankful to be selected for the "Lead" Curtain Call Challenge (giggle).

Stamps Recipe: Lovely as a Tree, Wandering Words
Ink: WW, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Canjun Craze Marker
Paper: WW, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Adhesive Pearls, sponge, 5/8” Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, post it note for mask, 1-3/4” circle punch, dimensionals, Jewel Basic Pearls, Jewel Basic Rhinestone
Technique: Sponging and Masking
Card Size: Square 5x5

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Thanks for stopping by Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanks (so much), Curtain Call Color Challenge 53

After two years of having this stamp set Turning a New Leaf , I’d finally had a chance to play with it. Also, I’d used the retired SU set With Gratitude, one of my All time favorite leaf stamp sets. This maple leaf has its own distinctive shape that I find striking. To get the crinkled look, I’d sprayed water directly to the stamped cardstock and crumbled it all up.
Stamp Recipe: With Gratitude, Tiny Tags, PTI: Turning a New Leaf Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White Accessories: Prettiest Kit, 4” Doily, Satin White Ribbon, cording, dimensional, tag punch
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy 10-10-10 Birthday Brooke, CCCC51

Made this birthday card for my FaV niece, Brooke. Today is her birthday 10-10-10 ... how cool is that? They say this day will come once every 1000 years ... hmmm. This card was CASed with slight changes in colors, sentiment, ribbon, party hearty birthday hat and a polka dot background from whose original can be seen by the talented artist: Kristen Moore.

My take for Stacey Schafer's Stamping Stage Curtain Call Color Challenges Act: 51.

Brooke and I (Auntie M) at the Old Mission San Juan Bautista, CA. We're laughing at the long cactus plant behind us (lot's of giggles).

Along side niece Brooke with my dear mother Margarita, 90 years young and my son the youngest Matthew, my baby.

Happy Birthday Brookie!

Stamp Recipe: Aviary, Party Hearty, Picture This, PTI-Polka Dot Basics
Paper: Marina Mist, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink: WW Craft Ink, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Basic Black
Accessories: WW 5/8" satin ribbon, Big Shot Bigz Die Top Note, 1-3/8" x 5/8" large oval punch, 1/16" circle punch, Jewel Basic Pearl


Monday, October 04, 2010

Autumn Sympathy, CCCC Act 50

Congratulations Stacey Schafer on *50* Color Challenges!

My take creating with the Salted Background Technique!

A lovely combination of Autumn colors:

See below how the salt left little dots all over.

My sympathy card this week trying out the technique Salted Background over on SplitcoastStampers. Fun, easy and quick. I'd used watercolor paper instead of glossy for my background.

Stamp Recipe: Autumn Days, Warmest Regards
Paper: Watercolor paper, Crumb Cake (Kraft), Cajun Craze
Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, BB
Accessories: 1-1/4" Striped Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Sea Salt, Aqua Painter, re-inkers, spray bottle, heat tool
Technique: Salted Background


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Little Ashley

Stamp Recipe: LaLaLand, SU Short and Sweet
Paper: Basic Black, Gable Green, Welcome Neighbor 6x6 DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Gable Green, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Scallop oval punch, Polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Black 1/4" gingham ribbon, misc eye glass sticker, cording, Crochet Fleurettes II, ms adhesive pearl, Big Shot scalloped circle dye
Card size: 5x5


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wonderful Neighbor, CCCC 44

MY creation for Stacey Schafer's Stamping Stage Curtain Color Call Challenge Act #44.
Stamp Recipe: SU Good Neighbors, Wonderful Favorites, Hostess Picnic Parade, PTI: BG Basic Hearts, Gingham BG: Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Temping Turquoise, WW, Poppy Parade
Ink: Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Satin white ribbon, dimensionals, sponge
Technique: Brayer Sky, Sponging and Tone on Tone


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Donna Backer! CCCC43

Happy Birthday Donna Backer! To one of my dearest best friend for over 35 years.

This card was CASed with slight changes from whose original can be seen by the talented artist: J_Belanger over at Splitcoast Stampers. I'd just love SCS web site.

MY creation for Stacey Schafer's Stamping Stage Curtain Color Call Challenge Act #43. For the bottom layer do you like my homemade DSP? And, there is really a tiny splash with Tangerine Tango in the center of a few flowers.

Stamp Recipe: SU Elements of Style and Well Scripted
Paper: WW, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Stazon Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango (tiny bit)
Accessories: Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, ms adhesive pearls. Small Fleurettes II, dimensionals


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Retirement Marilyn Ekdahl!

Retirement ... what a lovely word. I'd made this retirement card for my sister Marilyn. She devoted thirty-six years of service to Willit's Unified School District in Northern California ... a double "wow". Their cat name is Marbel (a beauty queen) sitting in the kayak. Marbel's picture was the smallest size I could get. I'm pleased.

Congratualations Marilyn!

Stamp Recipe: Tropical Party, Loads of Love, Loads of Fun, Just Surfing, Hit the Road, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: WW, Taken with Teal
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Ink spots
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Ink spots, Aqua Painter, dimensionals, smiley face stickers for the hubcaps, Jolee's-Fishing, Creative Scraps Crafty Secrets-Travel, 3/4" circle punch for the moon mask
Technique: brayer sky, masking, direct to paper

Card size: 8x5" x 5.5"


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