Friday, May 22, 2015

Taking a few challenges....

And running with them!  Today I decided to take a look at some challenges to get my mojo flowing.  There is nothing better then a good challenge to ink some stamps.  For today's card I combined the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use a stencil along with the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch #124.


and I came up with this cute little card.  

Now it's time to head to the garden to pick some salad greens for dinner. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Enablers List

Stamps- Hero Arts
Dies- Gina K, unknow (Ok, now I have a label-er and will do better) 
ink- Momento Gray Flannel 
other- twine  PTI 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Spring! TCP Tuesday Challenge

Hello everyone, I know it's has been a long time since I have posted here.  Life sure is busy and changing rapidly.  My daughter accepted a promotion that relocated her 1700 miles away.  So I spent a month with her helping her get settled in her new home. And trying to learn how life goes on after the only child leaves the nest. It sure does help that she moved next to two lovely families and quickly made friends. Makes this Momma's heart happy knowing she isn't totally alone there.  My husband has also been promoted to a position that includes travel to Massachusetts, NJ as well as eastern PA.and the company is growing by leaps and bounds and keeps them both busy.

It's so nice to just be able to take a deep breath and get back into the craft room.  It's so funny how things seem to settle into their new routines and my mojo returns with it.  I think I just like routines and if they are out of sorts so am I.

So for my first blog project here is a cute little card I made for the TCP Tuesday challenge. If your not familiar with the challenge stop by the TCP blog and have a look.  If you stop this week you will find sneaky peeks of their next release as well as a chance to win some of their awesome products. Here is my card for the challenge.

I just love these little penguins.  As well as the dies.  I have to take a moment to mention the stitched dies at the bottom, first I just love them! And second the wonderful owner of The Cat's Pajama's stamps Alma sent them to me after I shared an idea over the winter.  I just haven't had much time since to play with them.  As you can see they are very versatile and could be used for so many different things.  I have so far used them as grass, stacked as borders and simply just as accents. Thanks so much Alma, you are very sweet!  I just love all the sweet people I meet who share of love of crafting!  

I never seem to remember the copic combinations I use so thought I would just start taking a photo of them and see how that works.

Here is a close up shot of the awesome wavy dies and the cute stamp.  And this is all from me for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Enablers List

Stamps- The Cat's Pajama's Under the Stars 
Dies- The Cat's Pajama's Stars, Wavy Stitched Border, Framed Up  
Paper- Stampin Up! 
Seam Binding- The Cat's Pajama's Mango
Ink- Momento


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary

I had to laugh when this challenge was to use a stamp set that hasn't been inked yet or has yet to see much ink, which is exactly what I did yesterday so I used it again today for this challenge. 

Enablers List

Stamps- Papertrey Ink
Ink- Momento, PTI
other- watercolors


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Patertrey Ink Anniversary Celebration!

Today I made a tag for a gift bag for THIS challenge celebrating the Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary. 
I like to keep both white and kraft bags on hand for any celebration gift packaging. This happens to be a gift for a scrappy friend. 

I hope she finds joy in the crafting goodies found inside the bag. 

Enablers List

Stamps- PTI 2014 SAF set
Ink- PTI
Dies- PTI
Patterned Paper- PTI


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Celebration day 2!

I'm back with my second post for today. Woohoo!  I just love the month of February.  Not only do I get to celebrate my birthday it's also Papertrey Inks 8th Birthday so from the 5th to the 15th there is all kinds of fun things happening to on their blog.  Today's challenge was to welcome back Maille Belles by using one of her projects on her blog for inspiration. I could spend hours just looking at all her beautiful cards. I chose this card. I know this stamp set hasn't been used much so I wanted to pull it out.  I made just a few changes.  I changed the colors, and I also trimmed the panel and popped it up just to add some dimension. 

Enablers List

Stamps: PTI Harvest Berries
    Paper: PTI
      Paper Size: A2
     Ink: PTI    
other:  Recollection's jems


Papertrey Ink Annivesary Celebration!

Hello everyone! I made this card for day one of the Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Celebration.  The challenge was to chose a color combo and sketch offered on Nichole Heady's blog.  I chose the first color combo and the first sketch. 

If you aren't familiar with Papertrey Ink now is the time to stop by. The blog is just over flowing with inspiration and new products that are must haves.  Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!

Enablers List

Stamps- Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life and Boutique Borders Birthday
Paper- Papertrey Ink (I think so, but I could be wrong here)
Cardstock- Papertrey Ink
Ribbon- Papertrey Ink
other- black pearls


Friday, January 30, 2015

Honoring this weeks Queen at SCS!

Hello everyone. 
Todays card is for this weeks QFTD247.
For more information and to play along with this weeks challenge

Enablers List

Stamps: PTI 
    Paper: PTI 
    Paper Size:
A2 Ink: Momento, PTI 
    Accessories: enamel dots
Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and warm!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Honoring our Queen!

This week is my friend Lee's reign as Queen for the Day (but it's actually a week). 
If you would like to come and play along you can find all the details HERE.
I made this card in her honor. 
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon:) 

Enablers List

Stamps: Flourishes 
    Paper: PTI 
    Paper Size: A2 
    Ink: Momento
     Accessories: enamel dots 
   Techniques: copic coloring  


Monday, January 26, 2015

It's a Snowman Kinda Day!

Here on in PA along with most of  the North East we are gearing up for a blizzard.  I love a fresh clean snow fall and it doesn't matter how much or how little there is. 
I love seeing all the snowmen popping up in yards across the area this past week.  They are so cute! And like snowflakes they are each a little different.  How can you not love that!
So for my challenge this week over at Splitcoast Stampers I challenged everyone to use snowmen as their inspiration.  If you would like to come and play along stop by HERE for more details. Here is what I came up with.  Just a little clean and simple note card with no sentiment so it could be used all winter long.  This one happens to be going out to New Jersey to a friend who is also gearing up for some snow. 

I've been a bad blogger and really have skimped on getting my cards uploaded here. So here is last weeks CAS challenge card as well.  The challenge was to consider your New Year's resolution.  My resolution is to spend time with friends and family and to get more exercise. 

That's all from me for today. 
Stay safe and warm and we hope to see you soon!

Enablers List
So you wanna build a snowman....
Stamps: Lili of the Valley 
   Paper: PTI
  Ink: Momento 
Assorted copic markers
Friends and Exercise
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas 
   Paper: PTI 
    Ink: Momento 
    Accessories: twine 
    Techniques: Inking, copic coloring  


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Staying warm????

Hello everyone, hope you are someplace warm!  Here in PA we are in the midst of a cold snap.  So I broke out a spring looking stamp and made this little treasure today. 

I used the sketch from Split Coast Stampers and the inspiration from TCPTUES281.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Enablers List

   Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas 
    Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock 
    Paper Size: A2 
    Ink: Momento 
    Accessories: PTI heart border die, TCP star dies, twine


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello, hope your New Year is starting off awesome!  I have crafted something every day this year! My goal is to do something creative everyday for the next 100 days!  Come on over to Split Coast Stampers and going the fun!

Today I am playing along with one of my favorite stamp companies challenge.  The Cat's Pajama's TCP Tuesday challenge.  The challenge is to use one of the photos for inspiration.  Come and play along! 

I have joined a couple of swaps to start off the new year as well.  I'm having fun shopping the secret cupid swap, doing a card kit a month and making 6 girl friends cards this month.  So fun! 

Enablers List

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Besties
 Paper: Gina K Prickley Pear and Blue Denim, MME Indie Chic, Coordinations white
 Paper Size: A2
  Ink: Momento
 Accessories: button, twine, TCP cloud die cut to individual clouds.
 Techniques: copic coloring, die cutting  


Friday, December 12, 2014

Oh Deer, Christmas 2014 tag 3

I know only tag three and Christmas is only 13 days away!  But I tend to not stress over the holidays and enjoy, so it's all good.  I made todays tag inspired by the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge tag for day 2. 

I didn't have a stencil so used a snowflake die cut to make one to add texture to the deer.  I love these colors together. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your enjoying the holiday season!

Enablers List
GinaK Snoflake Stamp
Gina K and PTI cardstock
Momento Ink
Impression Obsession Die
PTI twine


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

 I have two tags to share with you today.
My first being a traditional coffee lovers tag. 
I love how they make all the fun designs on hot beverages these days. 
Just makes me smile.

And for the rest of us who only like the smell of coffee, here is one for us tea lovers.

I used watercolors to make the backgrounds for both tags. 
Images are from Flourises, colored with copic markers. 
My tag was inspired by the 
Blog Candy!
I'll be sending one lucky winner for commenting on this post a coffee themed stamp
and a wink of stella pen so be sure to leave your contact information. 

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie

Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps

Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

****Winner!  Marla Please facebook me your address and I'll get your goodies out to you as soon as they are delivered.