Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thinking of You

I made this card with a dual purpose.  First, to say "Hi Tracy, thinking of you and Sugar Creek Hollow"!  And second, as an anniversary card for my mom and dad's 60th wedding anniversary which was July 29th.  The Sugar Creek DT took a summer vacation, but will be back in full force in September!  I have seen the new fall images and they are fabulous!

This is my vintage dogwood card.  Instead of a "Hallmark moment",  I created a "Sugar Creek Hollow " moment.  I paper pieced the dogwood flowers with Basic Grey "Green Hearts".  My background DP is also BG which I  distressed along with the pink card stock from SU.  I embossed and sanded my chocolate panel and just had to add some lace.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Walking In a Winter Wonderland"

"Snowmen Do Laundry" even if they're "Walking In a Winter Wonderland" - couldn't resist that play on words!   This week the challenge at Pixie Dust Studio is to create a card using navy, white/ivory, silver/gray.  I chose Kathy's cute snowman for this challenge and pulled out my Cuttlebug and embossed away!

I used a smidgen of DP from DCWV, as well as their green for my trees.  I cut triangles for the trees and then embossed, sanding afterwards to highlight the circles.  I also added a village, snow and clouds all embossed.  The snowflake adornment on my ribbon was cut with a Spellbinders die and embossed.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tossa Frog

It's my turn again to show you my latest Paper Jewels creation!  I used "Tossa Frog" for my image today - she's just chilling in the frog pond on a hot lazy Summer day.  And boy oh boy, has it ever been hot here in NC!  Our temperatures are in the triple digits!

 I used DCWV design paper, SU card stock and Copic markers.

Be sure and come back tomorrow and see another creation by our design team!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sending Well Wishes

One of my passions is our church's greeting card ministry.  This summer one of our youth completely shattered his kneecap while riding a jet ski.  Well, I did not have that image, but I thought "Skater Ian" from TGF would be a "cool" card to send him.

He is recuperating nicely, except for the restrictions on the rest of his summer.  I used Basic Grey DP and SU and DCWV card stock.  Ian is colored with Copics.

Stay cool and be safe!  Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #63

I have a fabulous image to share with you today from Priscilla Styles.  Priscilla recently created and added this oil lamp to her shop, and I just had to create my latest challenge card with this fabulous oil lamp.  I have a lamp sitting on my dining room table very similar.  It belonged to my great grandfather.  Here is the sketch I followed this week and here is my creation:

I had so much fun creating this!  I used Basic Grey's new Capella design paper and SU card stock.  I added lots of lace and made all my flowers.  After coloring my oil lamp with Copics, I added a coat of  Diamond Glaze.

Thanks for visiting today and stay cool!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Create A Gift Card Holder

I am really enjoying all the Christmas in July themes this month!  Today Pixie Dust Studio has an exciting challenge for you, "Create A Gift Card Holder".   After wracking my brain, I really had a lot of fun with this one.  I could not choose between Claire and the Nutcracker so I used both!   My gift card holder also doubles as an ornament.   Gee, I could give everyone gift cards this year and decorate my tree at the same time!

I'll bet you're wondering, "how this can be a gift card holder"?  Here is a view of the back of my "ornaments":
I also had an opportunity to recycle all the old coasters I've collected from restaurants, I knew they would come in handy one day.

About my "cards":
DP from Graphics45
MS punch, Country Crinkle ribbon, red rick rack and ribbon

I hope you will join us and play along with the challenge this week here!  For more inspiration, please visit the other Pixie's blogs listed on my sidebar.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paper Jewels Wednesday

It's another gorgeous Wednesday and time for me to share another Paper Jewels creation with you today.  I chose a new, never before inked Sweet Pea stamp designed by Lisa Victoria, "Storytime".
I went a little crazy with the layers, all my layers with the exception of my card stock are from DCWV.  I embossed with my Cuttlebug, added rafia lace and pearl dewdrops.  My image is colored with Copics and a bow adds the final touch.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Nutcracker Collection

Today's the day!  Pixie Dust Studio is releasing their newest collection, "The Nutcracker" here.   This is one of my favorite Christmas stories and ballet performances.  I created a double pocket card to celebrate this fabulous release:
And here is a full view of my tags:
The pocket card worked out just great so I could use images of Claire, the Mouse King and the Nutcracker.  These images would also make great Christmas ornaments!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to visit the other Pixie's blogs to see their Nutcracker creations!

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #62

 I have another MMSC creation to show you this week, here is the sketch I followed:

And this is my creation inspired from the sketch:

My digital images are courtesy of "Two for Tuesday" and "The Graphics Fairy".  I lightly colored them with Copics.  My DP is from K & Co.,  DCWV and card stock from Canson.   I embossed some of my panels and lightly sanded so you could see the script.  I added Prima roses and Prima flower jewelry to my bow.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to visit Priscilla Styles to see the winner of this weeks challenge!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sneak Peak Alert! Presenting "The Nutcracker" from Pixie Dust Studio

Tomorrow is the big release day at Pixie Dust Studio... "The Nutcracker"!  Here is a sneak peak of the Sugar Plum fairy to whet your appetite!

I thought she would look lovely "framed", so I made a recessed window card which is easy peasy if you pop over to Splitcoaststampers for their tutorial.  I bought some new DP from the  Graphics 45 "Christmas Past" collection.  My border was cut with a Martha Stewart border punch, "Modern Garland" - how fitting!  I added Prima poinsettias,  a tiny bit of green tulle and "wheatgrass"  Country Crinkle Ribbon.

I think Karen did a fantastic job designing this entire collection!  Tomorrow all of  "The Nutcracker" little cuties will be available in this newest collection from Pixie Dust Studio.

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Critter Sketch Challenge #23

I have another Christmas card to show you today!  Wow, everything is about Christmas in July this month, my absolute favorite holiday.  Our host for this month is Robyn's Fetish.  Melanie challenged us with this sketch:

I took a few liberties and added die cuts and an ornate frame.
My sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps and I used Copics for my coloring.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the Critter Sketch Challenge blog here and my team mate's blogs for their creations this week!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ladybug, ladybug, fly away...

This reminds me of so much of the childhood rhyme, I just couldn't resist using this as my title for my post today.  This is a fabulous digi from Victoria Case, "Ladybug Sitter".

The image looks so much like my granddaughter Emma, and her birthday theme was "ladybugs"!  Now how neat is that?  The party was wonderful and she has definitely learned how to reach out for her presents!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in July with Pixie Dust Studio

Pixie Dust Studio has another Christmas in July challenge for you this week!  You can find all the challenge details here.  This week I created a card purse featuring Claire from the Nutcracker, one of my all time favorite Christmas stories.  She is  part of the newest collection being released next week.

I made a 3D decorated Christmas tree to add to my purse and Claire was colored with Copics.  My design paper is from Basic Grey and my card stock from Stampin Up.   The card purse template I used was created by Jodi Collins and can be found on Splitcoaststampers.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mimosa Dock from Paper Jewels

It's my turn again to show you my latest Paper Jewels creation!  I used "Mimosa Dock" for my image today - what a summery cutie and with her best friend!

This just makes me miss doggie best friend even more!  I used Basic Grey's "Lemonade" collection, satin ribbon and a flower I created with my "Nesties".  Here are my copic colors:

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

With Sympathy

This is a card I made for a dear friend whose sister recently passed away.  I wanted a "manly" sympathy card and this set "Keep My Lamp Burning" was perfect from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I live near the beach, so I especially love the lighthouses that ODB has to offer.  I did add an anchor which did not come with the set because I just felt like expressing that Jesus is also an anchor.  I used jute to create my rope design tied to the anchor.

My design paper is from Basic Grey "Granola" plus two narrow strips from Pink Paislee's "Queen Bee" collection.  I was taught to never, ever throw away usable scraps!   I embossed SU card stock and distressed all my layers.  All card stock used was from SU.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #61

Time for another Midnight Madness challenge from Priscilla Styles!  I recently purchased this image, "Flying Bird" from Priscilla and found this dishy DP to go with it.  Here is my take on the challenge and here are the two sketches we were to choose from:

Here is my take on the challenge.  

My DP is from K and Co. and I just love the red and purple combo.  I colored my bird with H20's and added Prima roses and pearl embellishments.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Christmas In July - One More Time!

I just had to share one more Christmas card I made, I just think Tinsel is the cutest gnome!

You can see him and more fabulous Christmas images at Pixie Dust Studio.  Please stop by and visit and wish Kathy, the owner, a happy birthday!  She is also giving away a free digi today!

Happy birthday Kathy!

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Christmas in July!

Anyone thinking about Christmas?  Whew, these 101 degree temperatures make me long for the cooler season.  It has been sweltering here in the south!  Christmas is my favorite holiday and I'm ready to celebrate anytime!  Kathy has a great challenge for you this week, here's the sketch and you can enter here:

And this is my card for the challenge:

I've used one of my favorite Christmas design papers from last year, "Eskimo Kisses" by Basic Grey.    Santa and the "critters" are all from Pixie Dust Studio.  Time to get started on all those Christmas cards!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rose Mimosa

I get to share one of my newest  Mimosa stamps with you today from Paper Jewels!  I fell in love with Rose Mimosa the minute I saw her.  I love the little girl images from Bildmalarna and I love flowers, so how perfect!

I used the new Cosmo Cricket Delovely design paper and SU card stock.  Of course, I had to add some Prima roses!   A satin bow just adds the final touch.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Fishing Birthday!

I wanted to share with you a card I made for a dear friend's birthday.  It's belated of course, with my schedule here lately.   He is an avid fisherman and a fabulous wood carver, his speciality?  Ducks of course!  That's why the little duck is tucked into the corner of the image.

"Fishing" by Mo Manning

Copic Markers

I just love the ability to choose the perfect image for those special friends and family.  Digis make this possible almost instantaneously!  Not to say I don't love my rubber and acrylics, but sometimes you just need something you don't have in your stash.

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