Friday, July 30, 2010

Bellarific Friday 7/30/10

It's time for another Bellarific Friday! This week's theme was "Christmas in July." I don't have a lot of Christmas theme stamps from Stamping Bella, so I had to go a bit nontraditional. I used Miranda the Teacup Girl for my card. I was inspired by the book "A Cup of Christmas Tea" that my mom puts out every Christmas. The design paper is all from Close to My Heart.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sketch Card

Here is my card for last Friday's Taylored Expressions sketch challenge. I used Framed Greetings from MFT as my main image. The design paper is from Basic Grey's Olivia paper pack. The sketch had several butterflies as decorations, but I only had this one which was left over from a project done for my Mom's Time Out group. I really need to get a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Hope you enjoy the card. Back tomorrow with a Bellarific Friday card.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Stamp Club 7/28/10

Here is my card for this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. The theme for this week is Ruffles, Ruffles, and more Ruffles so I broke out my MFT ruffled ribbon and set to work. I used the Who's that Harvest Girl? from this month's VIP kit. The design paper is Cosmo Cricket. I used a pen to make the basket weave on the basket, as well as paper piecing with some kraft cardstock. My son Dylan loves this card because he is all about strawberries lately, especially with sugar on them.

Have a great night!

Happy Birthday Aunt Deb!

I made this card for my husband's aunt whose birthday is July 31st. She will be up here from Maryland and my boys just love when Aunt Deb comes to visit since she always brings something fun for them to do.

For my card, I used one of the new a la modes rubber stamps from My Favorite Things called Picture Perfect. ove when Aunt Deb comes to visit since she always brings something fun for them to do. The yummy pink ribbon is from MFT's Bakery Blend ribbon collection. The design paper is from DCWV's Glitter Stack. This was my first use of the MFT scalloped cards that I got a while ago in one the VIP kits. I just love this stamp's retro style so I gave her patten leather boots by adding some Crystal Effects to her boots.

Stay tuned for more. I am heading downstairs to work on this week's Wednesday Stamp Club featuring RUFFLES!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Few Things

We have been busy enjoying summer here and hope you have too. It has been HOT!

Below is my card for this week's Wednesday Stamp Club. This week's theme was called It's a Banner Day. The challenge was to use the new banner die Die-namics to create a banner on your card. I pulled out my stamp set called The Poppies for this one. The paper is retired CTMH paper and I added some MFT polka dot ribbon. Each banner is accented with Taylor's Tiny Twinkles in pink.

Below is another card I whipped up as a get well card for my sister's nephew. He was diagnosed with Leukemia last week. The good news is that he is responding well to treatment and will b able to come home from the hospital and get the rest of his chemo as an outpatient. I used some MFT digi paper for the background and Monstah Bash for my main image. Each monster is paper pieced with scraps from my scrap box. The grass was cut from felt using the Die-namics grass die. The sentiments are from Taylored Expressions Doctor's Orders set.

Well that's it for today. Keep Cool!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wednesday Stamp Club 7/7/10

I managed to find a little time to complete the Wednesday Stamp Club sketch from last week. Procrastinating does have its advantages however. My order came in from the release, so I got to play with new stamps. I went right for the new Fred Bear stamp as Fred hits the beach. The design paper is from a beach stack of paper from Making Memories. I used several Die-namics on this card as well as the Martha Stewart fence punch. Of course I made this card after a day at the beach, so I made the fence to match the ones on the dunes at the Jersey shore. And what dune is with out grass? Any good beach day would not be complete without sun.

Here are all the details:

Stamp: Fred Bear Hits the Beach (MFT)
Paper: MFT and CTMH Cardstock, Beach Papers from Making Memories
Diecuts: Sun, Open Scallop, Grass Die-namics and Marthat Stewart Fence Punch
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Embellishments: Felt (MFT), Clear Button (CTMH), Sunflower Ribbon (CTMH)

Wishing you sunny skies and calm waves!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

MFT July Guest Designer Challenge

Happy 4th of July! I hope your holiday weekend is a blast! A change of plans gave me a chance to play all day in my stamp room. This month's guest designer challenge from MFT was to use any neutral along with red and/or blue. I pulled out all the stops along with a ton of stamps and got to work. I used a total of six stamp sets for this project plus three sets of Die-namics. My biggest problem with 4th of July projects is that I don't have a lot of matching stamps, so I broke out my sticker folder from my scrapbooking days and found some that would work. I used stickers for the fireworks, the hat, the barrette, and the firecrackers. All of the design paper is from Gina K's Stars and Stripes digital paper pack.

Here is a closer shot of just the card.

This is a picture of just the treat bag.

Here are all the details:

Stamps: Beach Bum, Lollipop Girl, Wagon Full of Friends, Bling Bers, Make the Date
Paper: Gina K Stars and Stripes
Embellishments: Ribbon, Twine, Buttons, Stickers, Stickles, Felt
Diecuts: Die-namics Scallops, Scalloped Scallops, Grass

Well that's it for tonight. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kim's Birthday Blog Hop

Kim from My Favorite Things is celebrating a birthday this weekend and the girls have decided to throw a blog hop to celebrate. All the details and the list of participants is on Kim's Blog which you can fine HERE.

For my card I used "Who's that Birthday Girl?" Since the MFT colors are pink and black, I pulled out my Making Memories Sabrina paper pack. The panel at the back is MFT's digital paper pack called Take Note. Since the birthday girl is off to party, her dress is covered with Black Diamond Stickles.

Here is a close-up of the card. I also decided to make this card to go along with this week's Wednesday Stamp Club challenge. I used three different ribbons. The first is the large black polka dot ribbon from MFT's Chick Flick collection. Once I had the card assembled, the dots did not quite line up on either side of the image, so I added pearl dots to each of the polka dots and then just added two more on the other side of the image to balance it out. The center ribbon is also from MFT. It is from the Royal Ribbons collection. It is a yummy collection of satin ribbons. The last ribbon is some Carnation Organdy ribbon from Close to my Heart. Unfortunately this color was retired years ago, but I still had an unopened roll that I broke open for this card.

Below is a list of the other participants on the Blog Hop.

Happy Hopping! Don't forget to stop by Kim's Blog and leave her some birthday love!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

An Early Bellarific Friday

This is an early post for tomorrow's Bellarific Friday because I have another post already scheduled for tomorrow. I used last Friday's Taylored Expression sketch for this week's card. The stamp I chose is from the June release from Stamping Bella called Bakahbella. Yesterday was my friend, Sandy's, birthday and I made this card for her party on Saturday.

Here are the details:

Stamp: Bakahbella by Stamping Bella
Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Diecuts: Scallop Die-namics by MFT, Leaf punch by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Ribbon, Silk Flowers

Stay tuned for another post tomorrow!