Thursday, June 27, 2013

CCEE1326 Dryer Sheet Flower

Brenda's last challenge for the month is to use the tutorial on SCS to make a dryer sheet flower.  I had never done this before, and it was so easy!!

I sprayed the sheet with Summer Sun, and used gold glitter around the edges.  I put the flower together with a punched flower in yellow and orange, and a pale yellow brad.  The flourish is pale green, and the ink is marmalade.

I hope you will try this fun technique, and link your card HERE so we can see it too.

Come back next week for another challenge.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CHF Extra!

Here's a card I made strictly for a guy.  I guess you could tell, right?

Stamped in gray, sponged in colors, mounted on dark gray, and on gray script.  All I added was some gray ribbon and a button.

Thanks for taking a look.  Be sure to come back next week for a CHF challenge.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

CCEE1325 CAS Masculine Card

Brenda challenged us to make a CAS Masculine Card for today.

This one really is simple, since I had this computer generated saying, and the A Muse lawn mower.  I had some scraps of DCWV grass dp, and I think this makes a fun one.

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and join us again next Thursday.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Birds of a Feather

This is the card I made this morning for the SCS challenge, which gave us a sketch.

I guess the newest thing is to use feathers, and I just happen to have this image, and some real ones.  They will be showing up more and more.

Spent the last two days with a migraine, so today I am feeling out of the picture, but I will get better as the day wears on.

Have a good day, and be sure to come back tomorrow for the CCEE Challenge card here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CHF29 - Graduation

Steph is our hostess today on Cornish Heritage Farms.  Her challenge to us was to make a Graduation card.  This is very timely, as we have our grandson Jake graduating from Middle School.

I used blue cardstock, run through the Cuttlebug and "Congratulations" embossing folder.  I printed my CHF digi (All Ears Dog 582D)  on brown paper and cut him out, using only a little pink marker on his ears and face.

I had Jolee's graduation cap and diploma, so I added those, placing the diploma under the dog's paw as I popped him up.  Easy peasy.

Please join us using your CHF images, and link HERE.  You could win some fab images!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ack!! Black??

The challenge today was to use black for stamping and painting.  ACK!!  That's something I never do.

To counteract the black, I of course used RED, and had this fab paper with all my fav colors in it.  

I stippled over mesh with Twinkling H2O in garnet, removed the mesh, stamped, and painted.

This layout is from Diane,  our QFTD at SCS.

Have a great day.  We are hoping the rain will stop soon.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

CCEE24 Baby Boy/Girl card

Our hostess Brenda challenged us to make a baby card for a boy or girl, and there are bonus points if you add in some soft green or yellow.

Looks like bonus points for me!!

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and be sure to join us again next week!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thomas Kincade Week

Here's another Thomas Kinkade image, straight from Cornish Heritage Farms.  This one is called Friendship Cottage (TK-301P).

 The stamp is inked in Versafine Spanish Moss....what a gorgeous color!  There's just enough blue in the dp to go with the ribbon, don't you think?

Please check out the wonderful Kinkade cottage stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms, and join me here next Tuesday for another CHF challenge.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Sometimes you just have to make a pretty card.  I don't usually work with pink, but this image really called for it.  If you look closely, the lovely woman is fingering her strand of pearls, so those were a must too.

This was made for the Featured stamper today at Split Coast Stampers, and someone will receive it as a birthday or encouragement card.  I do hope it brings a smile.

The sun is shining today, DH is officiating as the Starter in Providence at a track meet, and Mom and I are fending for ourselves.  I see going out to lunch in our future!!

Have a great day, and thanks for visiting.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


What  a night we had!! It had rained all day, and when the Red Sox were postponed, we were able to see the Bruins win a shut-out against the Penguins! They get a shot at the Stanley Cup again. WOW!  Then.........the rain kept coming and coming. Four inches of it (and most of it in our basement!!), and DH was up mopping until 6:10 this morning!  We had plans to see friends for the first time this year, but he's just too tired for dinner and cards tonight.

The computer was sooooooo slow this morning, it took me FOREVAH to download my card for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS.  It should have occurred to me it was because of the storm! DUH!  Anyway, here it is.  I love this set from SU - Autumn Days.  It makes fab masculine cards.  I hope you like it.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Lotsa Flowers for Three!

Well this was messy, but fun!  I combined three challenges this morning.  It's dark and raining, so I have plenty of time to clean up.

The MIX challenge was to smudge and smear......calls for gelatos, right?  After adding the pistachio gelato to my paper, I painted with white acrylic before stamping Tapestry flowers around to frame my sentiment panel (Free4All - more than 4 flowers).

Our QFTD, Phyllis, had a simple card with a circle in the center which I cased.

We will be getting days of rain from the first tropical storm of the season (Andrea), which comes just in time for all the Hosta that has been transplanted from the front walk to around the trees.

Have a great day, and a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

CCEE1323 Direct to Paper

Our hostess for the month of June is Brenda O'Rear (Benzi).  She challenged us to use the direct to paper technique.

I stamped my ink directly from the pad (Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads) to the white background, then inked stamps to place on the squares made by the pads.

I hope you will want to join us, this week and every week for FUN!  Please link your card HERE , and be sure to check out the whole team's entries.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CHF28 Father's Day

Happy Father's Day !!!

Our hostess for the Cornish Heritage Farms challenge today is Steph, who asked us to make a Father's Day card.  Here is a digi from CHF that shows Dad fishing on a beautiful day.  Every Dad should get to do what he wants on his "special" day!

Please join us, posting your card HERE, and check out the rest of the design team!