Thursday, January 27, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #66 Colour splash-Lilac

This week's Play Date Cafe colour challenge is a "splash" of lilac. I am sooo lovin' purple lately! Here is the beautiful inspiration photo from Sarah. You can check out the PDCC HERE.

Just a reminder about my blog candy HERE

This week's prize will be from our sponsor

BUT I think I might have used up all my purpleness. Ever get one of those cards/weeks where you are just not happy with the end result, but can't really say what it is about it that you don't like????

So I thought I would try again.....This time I added way more then a "SPLASH" of lilac and  SAME thing!!!! Ahhhhhhh

Even thought playing with my new technique of Copics on Velum would help me.....Nope!! oh well.

So I highly recommend you head on over to the other PDCC DT members...for they are sure to knock your socks off :)

Supplies for Laughter
Stamps: Hero Arts CG 247Edged Fabric with Flowers, CG276 Things for sentiment, and CG130 Butterflies.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink and Copic markers.
Paper: PTI, and Bazzill
Misc: Glossy Accents, pearls, and Zing embossing powder.

Supplies for Find Joy
Stamps: Hero Arts CL495 Blossom Art, CG119 Flourish Background, and CG276 Things for sentiment.
Ink: Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, and Copics
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, and velum
Misc: brad, Spellbinders, and Zing embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!!! I sure hope you have time to go play at the Play Date Cafe!!! I would LOVE to see what you come up with!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thinking of You

Create blog has a challenge on now to use butterflies HERE...I found these mirror butterflies at the dollar store and could not wait to use them :)

I am sooo excited to see that I have 100 followers!!!! THANKS!!!!! I missed my blog anniversary in November, so to celebrate my 100 followers and my new DT position with Play Date Cafe, I am going to be offering up some blog candy. Please check back on Thursday for my PDCC challenge post and blog candy :)

I just purchased a new background stamp from Impression -Obsession....I guess I don't need to tell you that the image is embossed with white ZING powder....I think I need to invest in some ZING stocks LOL!! Impression-Obsession has a challenge going on now: The Colour Purple

Stamps: Impression -Obsession CC057 Vines, Hero Arts CL130 Frames and Messages, and PTI Round and Round.
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress ink in colour dusty concord
Bling: Basic Grey
Die: PTI
Misc: dollar store mirror butterfly, crinkle ribbon and vintage button

THANKS for stopping by to visit!!!
Have a wonderful day,

Monday, January 17, 2011

love you

I've started to make my Valentine cards:) Totally felt inspired by this sketch from Cardabilities, you can play along HERE.

Really Reasonable Ribbon's latest challenge is #16 Heart Theme, you can play along HERE

Here is my card:

Here I go embossing again!!! It is the first thing I think to do all the time LOL!! I was able to purchase some seam binding and make some crinkle ribbon...I dyed it with my Tim Holtz fired brick re-inker.

Stamps: Impression-Obsession CC027 Flourishes, Hero Arts CL301 Hugs & Hearts, S5216 Grid Pattern, and PTI Simple Valentine set.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks in worn lipstick and Fired Brick.
Embossing powder: ZING white
Misc: PTI felt in poppy red, hand made/died crinkle ribbon :)
die: Spellbinders Lacey Squares

THanks for stopping by for a visit!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #64 :)

If you are looking for the Hero Arts Blog Hop...please scroll down to the previous post THANKS!

This is my first post as a designer team member for the Play Date Cafe Challenge... YAY!!! YIPEE!!! YAHOO!!! I am so excited and honoured to be part of this talented group of ladies and play along with the weekly colour challenges...I so hope you can join us HERE.

This colour combo screams the cottage beach to me....I LOVE IT!!!!! I am even trying to decorate my house with this theme. Once I finished my card, I just could not bring myself to put away my scraps, they are still lying in a beautiful pile on my desk LOL...for I just LOVE them :)
Here is my card where all paper begun as white, then it was inked and stamped....Oh how I love to make my own pp!!!!

Stamps: Hero Arts CG139 Dots and CL201 Hugs & Hearts, Impression-Obsession CC039 Lg. Paisley and CC054 Swirls & Stars.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks in colours-pumice stone, broken china, tumbled glass, stormy sky, and old paper. Tim Holtz Crackle paint in picket fence.
Misc: Spellbinders Labels 8 die, Martha Stewart doily, dollar store ribbon, sorry...can't remember where the frame is from...if anyone knows I would love to hear from you :)

You will be blown away by the talent of the rest of the DT...please check them out:

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hostesses :)

A huge WELCOME to all of you!!! We at at day three of our week long Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hostesses :)  My blog is the first stop of the day, so if you missed Monday's hop you can click HERE and if you missed Tuesday's hop click HERE...this will take you back to the Hero Arts Blog post for that day and direct you where to start.
I am sure you are LOVIN' all the new Hero Arts stamps as much as I am!!! Are you ready to start the day with some colour?!??!!

For this card I have used the Hero Art stamps: Things CG276 for the sentiment, CG247 Edged Fabric with Flowers for the panel underneath the sentiment, and CL495 Blossom Art for the flower and leaf embellishment. Can you spot a few other stamps in the quilted panel...why yes there is my all time favorite background stamp CG119 Flourish Background and S5129 Scattered Flowers. I also used Hero Arts Layering papers in colour Grass.

Here is a little close-up to show one of the smallest flowers and leaf in the Hero Arts clear set CL495 Blossom Art. I added some dimension with Rangers white enamel accents as per our resident enabler Jennifer McGuire suggests :) 

For this card I used Hero Arts CL490 Sending Smiles for the sentiment and CL494 Blossom Art for the flower embellishment. I stamped the same flower image twice to create added dimension. Can you spot a few other Hero Arts stamps?.....YES there it is again the CG119 Flourish Background it was stamped on Hero Arts Layering paper in colour Cerulean, and if you look close I stamped CG139 Dots on Hero Arts Layering paper in colour Punch.

Here is a little close-up to show the one of the medium sized flowers in the Hero Arts clear set CL495 Blossom Art. I Versamarked the image on a more opaque velum and white embossed it with ZING powder and added more Enamel accents :)

For this final card I used Hero Arts CL495 Blossom Art...can you tell I LOVE this set LOL! and CG276 Things for the sentiment. The flower was layered on Hero Arts Layering paper in colour Daffodil.

A close-up to show the beautiful large flower in the Hero Arts clear set CL495 Blossom Art. The image was Versamark stamped on Velum paper then white embossed. I then coloured in the image with two different purple Copics.....I learned that Copics and velum really don't mix well together :) BUT I like the end result!!!

So here are the Hero Arts sets that were
used on the three cards :) I can see using
these sets over and over and over again!

The sentiment set is called Sending Smiles
The larger sentiment set is a cling set called:
Things CG276.
LOVE both of these so much!!!!

These two sets are also a staple in any ones stash :) The clear set is called: Blossom Art CL495. From this set I used three different flowers in three different versatile!!!

The other cute stamp is a cling called: Edged Fabric with Flowers CG247. LOVE this one!!!

I sure hope you have enjoyed this preview of some of the GORGEOUS new Hero Arts stamps!!
Please leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!

The next stop on the hop is to Virginia's blog: She is sure to make you smile with her whimsical creations :)

If you find a broken link, you can always go back to the Hero Arts blog for the master list of blog links: Also, please email and provide the blog address that has the bad link so we can fix it. Thanks


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter White

Hello fellow crafters!!

I just had to play along with this Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger...Winter could one resist this photo inspiration!!!!! You can check it out HERE.

I was inspired by this gorgeous mono tone and of course the flowers :)...Even though I always LOVE the mono tone look, I do not believe I have ever made a card before using it!!!

I used this CPS sketch # 199 to guide me :)

Here is my card:

I went embossing favorite thing to do...I think I actually emboss on every card I make!!!
All the flowers are stamped images from Hero Arts and PTI flower stamp sets embossed with Zing white embossing powder on a semi-opaque velum paper. The only other flower is a hand made crochet flower made by me...I actually spun the wool myself too :).The background stamps are Hero Arts CG139 Dots (use this all the time) and Impression-Obsession C-A-C CC027 Flourishes...another background stamp that is a staple in my supply.

Thanks for stopping by to visit...I love your input!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #20

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! I have a card to share with you that I made for my daughter...she is off to College this Tuesday to finish her final semester, so I am collecting cards to send to her. I have been wanting to join in on the CASE Study challenge for a long time, but life has just got in the way. This week the CASE is Nina of my favorite card I just had to play along :)

A little close up to show the bling :)

I had so much fun adding bling to this card!! Even found a fake diamond clasp from a shoe to add to the silver painted frame :) Main panel is a new stamp from Hero Arts CG 245 Classic Fabric Design.....I can't stop using it LOL!! I once again clear embossed the image....I'm addicted to embossing too! LOL!!

Here is a pic of the BEAUTY Nina made:

Thanks for stopping by...I truly appreciate it!!


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