Friday, July 31, 2009

An Oldie

When I made this card a few months ago, a friend of mine told me that I could make one for her for her birthday... so I did! I love, love this daisy!

Stamps: Flowers for Daisy (Gina K) sentiment is by Hero Arts

Cardstock: Basic Black, Lemon Tart (Papertrey) white

Lemon Tart ribbon

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another Cherry Card

I made this card for the Potluck Friday challenge on Stamptv. It was to create something with food on it. After seeing the cards made with Gina K.'s new green color last night, I decided to pull out my Kiwi Kiss. (I guess I don't have to hoard it any more! ;) )
I added crystal effects to the cherries. I know I had another cherry card just the other day, but this one has a different feel, even though I used the red check dp with it.

Stamps: Summer Harvest by Gina K.

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black Real Red, white

The ribbon is olive ribbon from Pink Hedgehog
Black brads & rectangle nestabilites, colored in with copics

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'.... until tomorrow!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SCS Color Challenge Card

I had a hard time with this color challenge: mellow moss, apricot appeal & pixie pink. I didn't have Pixie Pink, so I used Papertrey's Hibiscus Burst. I worked & worked on this card, trying to get something to work. I finally decided to ditch the other colors of cardstock & only go with the pink. The rhinestones match uch better in real life! This probably isn't a color combo that I will be using much! :D

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Blossoms & Butterflies

Ink: Memento Black

C/S: white, Hibiscus Burst

Accessories: Hibiscus Burst ribbon, oval nestabilities, pink rhinestones, Cuttlebug embossing folder, copics

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gina K. Color Challenge Card

The color challenge on stamptv today was to use pink & green. I decided to use the rose from Spring Blooms. I colored the dew drops with my copic marker, but they show up more clear in the picture.

Stamps: Spring Blooms Gina K.
cardstock: Sweet Blush (papertrey) Mellow Moss, white
DP: Pink Pirouette
Sweet Blush Ribbon, dew drops, copics

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Whipper Snapper Swirly Buds

I got this stamp... some time ago... and it hadn't seen any ink. I decided to actually use it, shocking isn't it?! ;) The Dare to Get Dirty challenge was to use something clear on your card. My stash of "clear" items are pretty limited, in fact... I had 1 choice, dew drops. I decided to put them on the ribbon so they would show up better. (they do in real life!)

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Swirly Buds, sentiment is from Papertrey's Birthday Basics
Cardstock: white, Papertrey Berry Sorbet, Berry Sorbet dp
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: dew drops, circle nestabilities, Berry Sorbet ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, copics.

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Another Dare to Ge Diry Challenge Card

The challenge for this card was to create your own dp. I have been seeing some really cute cherry paper & haven't seen any in the stores I have been in. I decided to make my own cherry paper.

Stamps: Penny Black Cherries Jubilee, cherries are a $1 clear set from Michaels

Paper: Real Red, Spring Rain (papertrey) white, red & white check dp homemade dp

I colored it in with copics. Added 2 red brads & crystal effects on the cherries.

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Another Dare to Get Dirty Challenge Card

I am enjoying the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on SCS. I haven't completed as many as I would like or had even planned to have finished.

This card, the challenge was to make a black & white card with a splash of red. When I started the card, I was going in a different direction. The Happy Birthday was a script & more formal for the other option, so I changed in mid-strid! I don't know if you can tell that I used the Scor-Pal.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, sentiment by Papertrey
Cardstock: white, Real Red, Basic Black
Black ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Red Rhinestone, Scor-Pal

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!


Friday, July 24, 2009

*Gasp* It's a purple card!!!!

My least favorite color is purple... but, it worked for this card. The Dare to Get Dirty challenge on SCS for Fan Club members was to create a card with wings on it. I hadn't used Garden Whimsy in awhile, so I decided to pull it out & use it.

Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, dp is Cottage Wall (SU)
Ink: Papertrey Lavender Moon (my orchid opulence ink didn't match the c/s at all!)
Accessories: white grosgrain, brads

Whew! That is a purple card!

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowing... until tomorrow!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gina K. Baby Boy Sketch Challenge card

This is for this week's sketch challenge on stamptv. Some friends from our church in Arkansas are having a baby the end of this month. They've been told it's a boy, so I made this card for them.

Stamps: Gina K. Wee Tees
Cardstock: Bliss Blue, white
DP: Retired Bliss Blue background paper
Colored in with copics
blue brads
white grosgrain ribbon

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowing... until tomorrow!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Moth on my Window

This moth caught my attention because it was so HUGE!!! I hadn't seen one this big before. It stayed around for a little while. I thought it "matched" the colors on my card pretty well!!! :D

Gina K. Color Challenge Card

The color challenge for this week's color challenge on Stamptv. The color combo was: brown, green & white/cream.

Stamp: Take Flight Gina K.
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (papertrey), Certainly Celery, vanilla
Designer Paper: unknown
Dark Chocolate ribbon, Chocolate pearls
Colored in with copics.

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowing... until tomorrow!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Great Impressions Daisy Card

I do know that Great Impression makes this stamp, but I'm not sure what it's called. Don't you just love that?! I received the image through Wish Rak on SCS.

Stamp: made by Great Impressions
Cardstock: Basic Black, white, Lemon Tart (papertrey)
colored in with copics
Black brads
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Featured Stamper Card

Every Sunday on SCS, there is a Featured Stamper, this week it was Minnidr I made my card based on her card HERE

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Chicken, Chicken Wire background

Cardstock: white, Basic Black, Lemon Tart (papertrey)

Black grosgrain ribbon, circle nestabilities, copic markers

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another Sympathy Card

I needed yet another sympathy card. I decided to pull out my Soft Sky card stock. I LOVE this color & hated to see it go. I hoard it & don't use it very often. I stamped the edges of one of the flowers from Garden Silhouettes around the edges of the Soft Sky layer.

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes
Cardstock: white, Basic Black, Soft Sky
Ink: Soft Sky
Rectangle Nestabilities
Black ribbon

Saturday, July 18, 2009

All Boy

I made this for the potluck Friday challenge on Stamptv. It was to create a card for a boy. I had an idea in my head for this card & it didn't turn out quite like I had planned, but Mama said there would be days like that!! LOL! My family says DUDE! all the time. The boys both have birthdays in December, but are fighting over who gets the card!!! :D

Stamp: Lazy Days by Gina K., Sentiments are mixed companies

Cardstock: Night of Navy (SU) Ocean Tides (Papertrey), white

Designer Paper: Wavy paper by Creative Imaginations, Sand paper unknown

Colored in with copics
A card a day, keeps the mojo flowing... until tomorrow!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stampendous Poppies

I love these poppies. I don't own them, but have received images through Wish Rak on SCS. I am going to mail this to hubby's Grandma for her birthday.

Stamp: Stampendous Poppies
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, white
colored in with copics
Black & white gingham ribbon, black brads, black stickles for center of flowers, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gina K. Potluck Friday Challenge

The challenge for this week's Potluck Challenge on stamptv was to stamp on designer paper. The other day, when the boys & I were outside, we saw this incredibly beautiful butterfly. It was black with spots of turquoise. It inspired me to do my butterfly for this card in those colors. The black on the butterfly is colored in with black stickles.

Stamp: Eclectic Summer Kit by Gina K., sentiment from Birthday Basics by Papertrey
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Basic black
Designer paper by: Bo Bunny Press
Black stickles, black brads

A card a day, keeps the mojo flowin'! Until tomorrow...


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finally! Today's Card

I'm trying to use some of the stamps that I haven't used in awhile. This geranium is a favorite of mine.

Stamp: Geranium by My Heart Stamps for You
Cardstock: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, white
Designer Paper: unknown
Colored in with blender pen & Always Artichoke, Ruby Red & Really Rust Ink Pads
Black Pearls

Today's card...

Ugh! When we returned home from vacation, I plugged the desktop computer in & it blew up! The replacement came yesterday, but it was a process getting everything re-loaded. I still haven't gotten the wireless router loaded, so I can't upload my picture yet. I'm hoping to get that done later. I haven't forgotten! LOL!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sketch Challenge Card

This card is for this week's Sketch Challenge on Stamptv.

Stamps: Elegant Flowers by Gina K.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Rose Romance, white
Designer Paper: Certainly Celery by SU!, striped paper unknown

Monday, July 13, 2009

Answer to a few questions

I had several people that wanted to know "exactly" how to custom color the dewdrops & the grosgrain ribbon.

Warning: It is a little messy!!!

Dewdrops: use the clear dewdrops & take your copic marker & color onto the bottom of the dewdrop. The dewdrop will now take on that color. It does take a couple of seconds for it to dry. Now, you can buy 1 color of dewdrops & customize them to the color you need.

Grosgrain ribbon: you will need white grosgrain ribbon & your copic marker. Place something underneath the ribbon, in case it bleeds through. Color the grosgrain ribbon with the copic. It will go all the way through, so you won't need to color both sides. Let it dry for a few minutes. Again, you can now customize your ribbon to match your copic markers. I haven't tried coloring any other type of ribbon, except for the grosgrain.

Color Challenge Card

It's Monday, so that means a color challenge on Stamptv!! Today's color combo was to use red, black & white. I LOVE this combo!!

Stamps: A Year of Flowers by Gina K.
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, white
Designer Paper: Real Red (retired)
Ribbon: black satin ribbon, black & white grosgrain
Colored with Copics
Circle Nestabilities
Black Pearls.
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wish Rak Birthday Card

I'm a Wish Rak Birthday Fairy on SCS. You send out 4 birthday cards a month to fellow Wish Rak members. This is one of the cards that will be going in the mail next week. (I've been asked to include the details of my card, so this is for you!!! ;) )

Stamp: Whipper Snapper Mouse with Flowers
Cardstock: Baroque Burgundy, Basic Gray, white
Designer Paper: Baroque Burgundy
Colored in with copics
Circle Nestabilities

I colored the dewdrops & the grosgrain ribbon with my copic marker to match the Basic Gray. I love that I can do that & have custom colors!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Color Challenge Card for stamptv

(I can't figure out how to get these two pictures to be the same. It's driving me buggy, so I just thought I would mention that!)

The Color Challenge on Stamptv for this week was to find inspiration from the flowers around you. I happened to be in Colorado last Monday, at Lee Murphy's house. This dandelion was in their yard. It was HUGE. I know it's a dandelion & that the next good wind, those seeds are going to go flying, but it was so pretty! I did change the green to a more aqua green for my card.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Since my hubby & I are sharing a computer for several more days, I decided to post this early in the day. I needed another sympathy card. These are hard for me to make!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

There was a sketch challenge today at LimeLight, Not only was it a sketch challenge, but the product featured was buttons. I added yellow stickles & crystal stickles to this little bee. The designer paper is paper that retired from Stampin' Up! several years ago & I haven't used it all up. I thought I had the Happy Bee-day sentiment that went with this, but I guess I don't.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Does this card look familiar? Look at the blog header. I couldn't find a blog header that I really liked, but found a piece of designer paper that I really liked. A very talented friend of mine designed the blog header, just by looking at the paper!!!!! Isn't that amazing?!!!!! If she gets a website up, or an Etsy shop, I will let you know. She is very talented & amazing!!! Thanks again, Jaimee!!!! :D

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7th Sympathy Card

I needed a sympathy card for an online friend. This was the card that I made for her. (Yes, I know, it's another card with pink on it!!! ) Tomorrow's card will NOT be pink! ;)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 5th Card Stamptv Color Challenge 19

Today's card features the Color Challenge on Stamptv. The colors were blue, pine & brown or shades of those colors. I used the Gina K. turtle from Whatever Floats Your Boat. My sons are obsessed with turtles!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Featuring Lenny The Loader

This is a new digital image that is being released tonight at: Sunshine's Stamps

Isn't Lenny too cute?!

New Blog

I have succumbed to peer pressure!!! My friends have been after me to create a blog for awhile. I decided to go ahead & bite the bullet.

Today's card was actually made yesterday. LuvLee featured it on her blog!!! WOW!!! My debut into the blogging world!! You can see her post LuvLee's Reality

Yes, it's a pink card, but it worked for the Etsy Inspiration challenge!

A very special thanks to the Royal Advisor for helping me set up this blog!!! I couldn't have done it without you!!!