Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gigi Giraffe II


Hi everyone!  I'm back again with another cute giraffe card.  The COLORED image, digital patterned paper and sentiment are all from the Gigi Giraffe digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock and More Mustard embossed using the Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder. I added a ton of straight and zig zag stitching then wrapped Jute Twine around the card base. The image was printed on White Cardstock and layered on Dark Brown. To embellish the card I added the "Wild About You" sentiment and a couple buttons threaded with Jute Twine.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Gigi Giraffe (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), More Mustard (Stampin' Up), Digital Patterned Paper (Clear Dollar Stamps, Gigi Giraffe Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Jute Twine and Dark Brown Buttons (Papertrey Ink), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Autumn Mums


Hi everyone! I really enjoyed creating this card and hope you like it as much as I do. I've been playing along with the Delightful Inspiration Progressive Challenge and loving all the cute images. This week's image is this Autumn Mums digital stamp by Designed2Delight.  I'm also entering this card in the Delightful Inspiration Die Cut Divas challenge.


My card base is Real Red layered with White Cardstock then Hazel Patterned Paper. The shadow strip is another of the Hazel Patterned Papers layered on Real Red. I added a straight stitch around the edges of both patterned papers. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.

I die cut and embossed the image using Standard Circles Small Nestabilities and layered it on Real Red die cut using the Classic Scalloped Circles Small Nestabilities. The butterfly was punched out of Aqua Mist Cardstock and embellished with Snow Pearls. To further embellish the card I added White Satin Ribbon with a matching bow and a Snow Pearl in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Autumn Mums (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Real Red (Stampin' Up), Aqua Mist and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Hazel Patterned Papers (My Mind's Eye, Stella and Rose)
  • Ink: Copics T2, T4, T6, T8, R20, R22, R24, BG11, BG13
  • Other: Stitching, Stardand Circles Small and Classic Scalloped Circles Small Nestabilities, White Satin Ribbon, Monarch Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sweet Little Stinker


Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! I finally made it to the beauty salon yesterday and got a perm so now I stink just like this sweet little stinker, LOL!!! The COLORED image and sentiment are from the Quirky Skunk digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry.


My card base True Black layered with White Cardstock then digital paper and Green Galore stitched around the edges. I wrapped black satin ribbon around the card base and taped the ends down on the back side. The image was printed on White Cardstock and layered on True Black. The sentiment is also printed on White Cardstock and layered on Green Galore. To embellish the card I added a black satin bow and orange button threaded with DMC White.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Quirky Skunk (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Green Galore (Stampin' Up), Digital Patterned Paper (Doodle Pantry, Quirky Skunk Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, Black Satin Ribbon, Orange Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, September 23, 2011

Baking Bear


Hi everyone! I'm not a chef by any means but I do LOVE baking and more to the point eating yummy baked goods, LOL!!! So when I saw the image featured on today's card I couldn't resist whipping up a card to share my passion for all things sweet! In creating the card I used the COLORED image and sentiment from the Baking Bear digital stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps.


The card base is More Mustard layered with White Cardstock then digital paper and Brocade Blue stitched around the edges. I also wrapped a strip of yellow grosgrain ribbon around the card base and taped the ends down on the back side. The image was printed on White Cardstock then layered on More Mustard. I used the Ticket Corner Punch on the white cardstock and the Corner Rounder Punch on the More Mustard. To embellish the card I added a bow made with yellow grosgrain ribbon and a silver rhinestone in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Baking Bear (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: More Mustard and Brocade Blue (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Clear Dollar Stamps, Baking Bear Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Corner Rounder Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Silver Flower Brads, Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feline Thankful Blog Hop & Party


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Feline Thankful Blog Hop & Party!!! If you've just happened along or are popping in for a visit you'll want to head on over to the Feline Playful blog so you can start from the beginning. We are very excited to have you PARTY with us and want to say THANK YOU to all our followers and those who have been supportive of the Feline Playful blog. I never dreamed back when I started the Feline Playful blog that I would one day see it grow to over 500 challenges and 1800 followers and counting.

I'm so THANKFUL for Shelley sharing her love of challenges and taking ownership of the Feline Playful blog when I was no longer able to keep up. I knew from the moment I met Shelley that she and the Feline Playful blog were the perfect pair! I'm very THANKFUL for all the wondering ladies on the team who take time out of thier busy schedules to update not only the challenges but also the winners, DT Calls, Blog Candy and so much more! You ladies are the BEST!!!

We've joined forces with a very long list of FABULOUS SPONSORS who have donated images, gift certificates and GDT Spots to party WINNERS so be sure to visit Feline Playful to find all the ways there are to win. I'm excited to share the prizes I'll be awarding at the end of the PARTY:

One of our fabulous sponsors is Digi Doodle Shop


One lucky winner will win a
$10 Gift Certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop!!!


One of our fabulous sponsors is McMahon Five Designs
One lucky winner will win a
$10 Gift Certificate to McMahon Five Designs!!!

For a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop or McMahon Five Designs be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post. I'll announce the WINNERS here on this blog after the PARTY on September 28th so be sure to stop back and see if you are one of the lucky winners.


For those of you looking to unscramble the secret message herE is the letter to collect from by blog.  The next stop on the Feline Thankful Blog Hop is Leesa, aka The Navy Wife so please hop on over to her blog, Gone By The Board, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

Thanks for joining our PARTY and hopping along with us today... hope you are one of the lucky WINNERS!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps:Flopsey Flowers (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant and Green Galore (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pale Plum (Stampin' Up), Copics RV93, RV95, E42, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, Grass Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Sponge, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, DMC White, Orange Rhinestones (KaiserScrapbook), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Violet, GDT Crafts and Me


Hi everyone! I'm excited to be playing along with the talented ladies at Crafts and Me Challenges again today! For this week's project we were challenged to create a card with stripes. The bold, bright colors in this patterned paper really inspired my coloring of this image. The beautiful Violet is a digital stamp by Crafts and Me.


My card base is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock then patterned paper with a zig zag stitch around the edge. The shadow strip is Buckaroo Blue layered on Dark Brown with white satin ribbon wrapped around and taped down on the back side. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers then layered on Dark Brown. To embellish the card I added a bow made with white satin ribbon and blue rhinestones in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Violet (Crafts and Me)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Buckaroo Blue (Stampin' Up), Patterned Paper (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics B0000, B45, R08, R20, E000, E00, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, YR12, YR14
  • Other: Stitching, White Satin Ribbon, Blue Rhinestones (Hero Arts), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Spring Friends


Hi everyone! It's time again for a new challenge at The Pixie Cottage. As always, there are two parts to the challenge and you may choose either or both to play along with. We have a fun new sketch and this week's theme is "Buttons, Brads and Bows". My card highlights the Spring Friends rubber stamp by Pixie Cottage Stamps.


My card base is So Saffron layered with White Cardstock then patterned stitched around the edges.  The shadow layer is also So Saffron with another patterned paper from the Gertie Collection.  The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.  To embellish the card I added a couple buttons threaded with DMC White, a bow made with organdy ribbon and antique gold flower brads.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Spring Friends (Pixie Cottage Stamps)
  • Paper: So Saffron (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye, Stella and Rose Gertie Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R20, R22, R24, R27, B00, B01, E00, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG93, YG95, E42, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Antique Gold Flower Brads, Buttons, DMC White, Organdy Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Bloom And Her Trio


Hi everyone!  My card was created for the "Anything Goes" challenge hosted by Pixie Cottage Stamps in honor of Operation Write Home.  Operation Write Home sends blank handmade greeting cards to our nation's heroes for them to write home on as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.  They are celebrating their birthday all month long with daily challenges listed on OWH Stars & Stamps.  The beautiful floral image featured on today's card is the A Bloom And Her Trio digital stamp by Pixie Cottage Stamps.
 

My card base is Ruby Red layered with White Cardstock then Daisyd's patterned paper stitched around the edges. I wrapped two strips of white lace and blue grosgrain ribbon around the card base and taped the ends down on the back side. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers then I used my BG0000 to highlight around the image. I die cut and embossed the image using the Classic Ovals Large Nestabilities and layred it on Ruby Red die cut and embossed using the Beaded Ovals Nestabilities. To embellish the card I added a matching blue bow and flower gems.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: A Bloom and Her Trio (Pixie Cottage Stamps)
  • Paper: Ruby Red (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper (Daisyd's Modern Romance Collection)
  • Ink: Copics BG0000, R46, G82
  • Other: Stitching, White Lace, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Class Ovals Large and Beaded Ovals Nestabilities, Blue Flower Gems, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quirky Ostrich


Hi everyone! We've had a dip in the temperature here lately so I was tickled pink that I got to hang out in my PJ's and housecoat this weekend while playing in my craft room. The layout used on today's card is one of my favorites. The cute ostrich is from the Quirky Ostrich digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry. I paired it with digital paper from the Clear Dollar Stamps Baking Bear digital stamp set.


My card base is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock then digital patterned paper stitched around the edges. The shadow layer is Kraft Cardstock distressed around the eges and embellished with white flowers finished with silver rhinestones. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edges and layered it on Dark Brown. To further embellish the card I added a Dark Brown Button threaded with Jute Twine.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Quirky Ostrich (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Clear Dollar Stamps, Baker's Bear Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Copics BG72, E42, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Edge Distresser (CTMH), Trio Flower Punch (Stampin' Up), Silver Rhinestones (KaiserScrapbook), Dark Brown Button and Jute Twine (Papertrey Ink), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happiness Blooms


Hi everyone!  Welcome to this week's progressive challenge with Delightful Inspiration.  The cute floral image used on today's card is the Happiness Blooms digital stamp by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Blue Bayou layered with White Cardstock then patterned paper stitched around the edges. The shadow layer is Pale Plum finished using the corner rounder punch. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I rounded the corners and paper pierced around the edges then layered it on Blue Bayou. To embellish the card I added organdy ribbon and snow pearls.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Happiness Blooms (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Blue Bayou and Pale Plum (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Copics BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, V91, V93, V95, V99, YG61, YG63
  • Other: Stitching, Corner Rounder Punch (Stampin' Up), Paper Piercing, Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Organdy Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bless and Keep You


Hi everyone! This is a card I created for the ladies at work.  I've been sharing some of my cards with them this summer and they have hinted that they could all use some wedding cards.  I can't wait to see their reaction when I bring them in.  The image is the Bless And Keep You rubber stamp by Stampendous.


My card base is Sweet Blush layered with Glossy Silver cardstock and patterned paper stitched around the edges.  The shadow layer is another piece of Sweet Blush.  The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in using copic markers.  It is hard to tell in the photos but I added White Shimmerz on the veil and wedding dress.  To embellish the card I added clear dew drop in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Bless and Keep You (Stampendous)
  • Paper: Sweet Blush and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Glossy Silver Cardstock, Patterned Paper (The Paper Patch)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorless Blender, Copics E000, E42, E43, E44, R30, R32, G14, BG000, T1, T3, T5, T7
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Clear Dew Drops, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, White Shimmerz, Mounting Tape

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Calendula Flower


Hi everyone! Today I've got a beautiful floral card to share with you.  I haven't done as many floral cards lately and have to say I really miss them because their beauty brightens my day.  The floral image used on today's card is the Calendula October Flower of the Month digital stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Summer Sun layered with White then Kraft cardstock embossed using the Happy Birthday embossing folder. The shadow strips are Green Galore. I added tons of stitching and white satin ribbon with a matching bow. The image was printed on White and colored in using copic markers. To further embellish the card I added silver rhinestones in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Calendula FOM (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Summer Sunrise, Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Green Galore Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
  • Ink: Copics BG0000, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG13, YG17
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Happy Birthday Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), White Satin Ribbon, Silver Gems (from Wal-mart), Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ballerina Fairy Taking A Ride


Hi everyone! It's time again for a new challenge at The Pixie Cottage. As always, there are two parts to the challenge and you may choose either or both to play along with. We have a fun new sketch and this week's theme is "Fussy and Fancy". My card highlights the Ballerina Fairy Taking A Ride rubber stamp by Pixie Cottage Stamps.


My card base is True Black layered with White Cardstock then Love You patterned paper stitched around the edges. The shadow layer is Adorable patterned paper layered on True Black. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I added some Diamond Stickles on the fairies wings. To embellish the card I added Berry Sorbet Grograin Ribbon and a matching bow as well as silver rhinestones in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Ballerina Fairy Taking A Ride (Pixie Cottage Stamps)
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Love You and Adorable Patterned Paper (Bo-Bunny, Alissa Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics B0000, YG0000, YG03, YG25, E42, E43, E44, Y02, R21, R22, E00, T0, T1, T3
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon, Diamond Stickles, Silver Rhinestones (KaiserScrapbook), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Monday, September 12, 2011

Autumn Harvest


Hi everyone!  I'm back playing along with the progressive challenge at Delightful Inspiration again today. This week's image is the Autumn Harvest digital stamp by Designed2Delight. I love the beauty of fall colors and new I wanted to create a project using this image as soon as I saw it!


My card base is More Mustard layered with white cardstock then patterned paper stitched around the edges. My husband says my cards are all square of late so I rounded all the corners on this one. The shadow layer is Kiwi Kiss finished on both sides using the Deckled Edge Scissors. I wrapped DMC white around the card base and taped the ends down on the back side.

The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. Instead of paper piercing I stitched around the edges then layered the image on More Mustard. The leaves I picked up in the bargain bin at the local stamp store last weekend while shopping. I added a yellow button threaded with DMC White at the base of the leaves. To further embellish the card I added a Sunflower Dew Drop in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Autumn Harvest (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Tim Coffey Fall Stripe Patterned Paper (K&Company)
  • Ink: Copics E07, E09, E35, E37, Y13, Y15, YR23, YR24, YG95, YG97, T4, T6
  • Other: Stitching, Deckled Edge Scissors (Fiskars), Corner Rounder Punch, Harvest Decor (Sierra Pacific Crafts), Yellow Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quirky Kangaroo


Hi my crafty friends! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! I've been running around shopping for the local humane society. This time of year they are overflowing with cats and dogs in need of homes and as much as we really want to adopt or foster it is just too much stress on our Buddy so we do our best donating supplies whenever possible. 

I was really excited to see that one of the items on their wish list this month is a paper cutter because I've had a gullotine paper cutter on my craft room floor that I haven't touched since getting a rotary one so I'm happy to say that my gullotine paper cutter found a very good home today.


As for today's card, it features the digitally colored kangaroo image and patterned paper from the Quirky Kangaroo stamp set by Doodle Pantry. I paired it with Lavendar Lace and More Mustard cardstock from Stampin' Up. I embellished the card with white lace, grosgrain ribbon, punched flowers and lavendar rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Quirky Kangaroo (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Lavendar Lace, More Mustard (Stampin' Up), Stamper's Select White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Doodle Pantry, Quirky Kangaroo Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: White Lace, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Lavendar Rhinestones (KaiserScrapbook), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, September 9, 2011

Norman Snail


Hi everyone! Today I've got a clean and simple card to share with you. I just love the bright colors and the sentiment is perfect for me seeing as how I'm feeling really sluggish after a busy week at work. The COLORED image, patterned paper and sentiment are all from the Norman Snail digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


The card base is Chocolate Chip layered with digital paper stitched around the edges. The shadow layer is Tempting Turquoise layered on Chocolate Chip and DMC White wrapped around it three times. To embellish the card I added a chocolate pearl in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Norman Snail (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Clear Dollar Stamps, Normal Snail Stamp Set) 
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, DMC White, Chocolate Pearls (KaiserCraft), Mounting Tape