Saturday, September 29, 2012


  I decided to play along in My Favorite Things guest design team challenge and this is thier sketch for this moth. Click the photo and you can read all about it and how you can play too.  I love using their products and sketches. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I am making Christmas projects and cards for the granddaughter's teachers and this is my second one, I have one more to go.

For my card I used MFT PI-You Make The Grade and MFT Christmas Ornaments & Die set.  I stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Brilliant White CS, colored her with Copics and Promarkers, paper-pieced her outfit and cut her out. I also used a Versamark pen to highlight the pleats & shadows in her outfit. I cut the sentiment from MFT Christmas Ornaments set apart so I could place them separtely, and stamped them with Versamark ink and used SU White embossing powder. She is mounted on foam tape and added to a piece of MME paper, all other DSP and CS is SU. I used the holly leaves from the MFT Christmas Ornaments Die set and punched some small circles to add the little embellishment in the corner.  The border is cut with MFT Open Scalloped Edge die.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things
Dies:   My Favorite Things
Paper:  SU, MME
Ink:  Mememto black, Versamark
Accessories:  SU ribbon, foam tape

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

VLVSep2012 Wk 2, A True Love Story

I finally got all my cards done for Viva La Verve's Sept. challenges.  For my card I used MME Union Square papers and SU Crumb Cake & Basic Black CS.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story set.  I am going to save this card for my daughter & son-in-law's anniversary.  I think they will like it. I also made them a mini album with similar color papers. It is a "LOVE" word album.
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Stamps:  Verve Love Story
Papers:  MME & SU
Ink:  Mememto Black
Accessories:  SU black satin ribbon, SU scallop border punch

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

VLVSep2012 Week 1, Praying for You

 Another card done for this month's Viva La Verve challenges. This is the sketch from week 1.  This card will be going to a dear friend who has been having some serious medical problems. I hope it will lift her spirits.
The card base is SU Very Vanilla, then Soft Suede and Comfort Cafe designer papers. The sentiment is from Verve's Wonderfully Made.  I stamped the framed from Verve's Making A Statement and cut it out by hand.  The flowers are from Verve's Brighter Days.  I stamped 3 flowers on SU Summer Starfruit, cut out the different layers and mounted them on foam tape. The center panel is also mounted on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  SU
Ink:  SU Soft Suede, Mememto Black (flowers)
Accessories:  SU ribbon, foam tape, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle & Classic Circle dies
Size:  5-1/2" square

Monday, September 24, 2012

VLVSep2012 - O Christmas Tree

Here is my card for Verve's Viva La Verve Sep Sketch, week 3.  I am working on getting a head start on my Christmas cards.  I used Verve's O Christmas Tree stamp set. The tree is stamped in SU Gumball Green and cut out with circle nestabilities and matted on a nestabilitie scallop circle.  I inked the edge of the circle with SU Bashful Blue ink while still in the die, and added a grey shadow with a promarker.  The red pearls are by Recollections from Michael's.  DSP is SU Be of Good Cheer and Gumball Green and Very Vanilla CS.  The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder's tag die and inked with Gumball Green ink. The ribbon is SU Cherry Cobbler.
Size:  5-1/2" square.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

MFTWSC90 - Christmas card

    I made this card following this week's MFT sketch.  I used MFT ALM- An Apple For Teacher, but I cut her apple off and put an ornament from MFT Christmas Ornaments and die set as I am working on Christmas projects for the grandchildren's teachers and thought this would make a cute card. The sentiment is from the same set. I embossed the stripes and Joy on the ornament with gold embossing powder and sponged the edge with SU Soft Suede ink for definition. I used Copics to color the image and paper pieced her top & skirt. I cut her out, mounted her on foam tape and placed her on the text background paper (MME).  All other paper is from SU's Festival of Prints pad. I tied SU Cherry Cobbler baker's twine to the ornament.

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Stamps:  MFT
Paper:  SU DSP, Very Vanilla & Crumb Cake CS
Ink: Mememto Black, SU Soft Suede
Accessories:  Circle punches, gold brads, baker's twine, gold EP, Copics

Friday, September 21, 2012

VLV Week 4 and Verve Fanspiration challenge

This is a card I made for Viva La Verve sketch challenge, week 4 and also for the Verve Fanspiration Diva Dare.  Here is the info on the Verve blog   Here is the card I chose on SCS Verve gallery.  I chose Julia's card for the beautiful yellow/gray color combo and the Joyful Blooms flower which is one of my favorite flowers.  This flower also resembles the flower in the MME patterned paper, although I use several layers to make it stand out better.  I stamped it using SU Going Gray ink to match the dsp flowers also. For the tag I cut it out in Basic Gray and Whisper White and trimmed the white layer down so I could mat in on the gray.
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Stamps:  Verve: Joyful Blooms, Great Friend & Brighter Days (sentiment)
Paper:  MME & SU Whisper White and Basic Gray
Ink:  SU Going Gray & Basic Gray
Accessories:  Verve Sweet Scallop Tag Die; SU Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon & Scallop Trim Boder
          Punch.  DMC Floss from my stash; Prisma Pencils to highlight "laughter"

Friday, September 7, 2012

MFTWSC88 - A Plus

     This is a card I made for this week's MFT sketch.  My card base is SU Crumb Cake (Kraft).  All papers are by My Mind's Eye, except for the ruler border, which from an older Hot Off The Press School Papers pack.  I just got this MFT PI You Make The Grade stamp set and couldn't wait to use it.  I colored her with Copics and paper-pieced her outfit with the same papers I used for the layered rose. I mounted her on circles cut with my Cricut.  I used Versamark to stamp the A+ and embossed it with some white embossing powder.  I also used MFT Layered Rose dienamic for the flower and added a brad from Michael's.

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Stamps:  MFT
Papers:  SU CS (black, Crumb Cake), MME
Ink:  Mememto; Versamark
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics; brad, embossing powder

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday

This is a card I made for my great-grandson's birthday.  He lives in Texas. He has already received it and loved it.  I used Tim Holtz' woodgrain EF on some wood patterned paper and mounted it on a Kraft CS base.  I colord him with copics and paper-pieced his outfit.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.
Stamps:  MFT Cowboy; SU Memorabel Moments
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake (Kraft), Riding Hood Red; Denim print from stash; MME
Ink:  Mememto
Accessories:  Brads (from stash); Copics