Friday, July 30, 2010

color challenge july 30

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge this week is to use this photo as our color inspiration! Green and Yellow it is! My card reflects yellow and a green blue color! The gorgeous yellow silk ribbon reflects the wall color in the photo. A pretty simple card, adding the punched ticket corners by each pearl. This is a quick post as I am heading out the door to see Sharon Johnson in person! Yes! We are going to Michigan's upper peninsula for a stamping event, and I will be at Sharon's Friday Open House! So, this is a timed post and I am praying it posts without a hitch! Take Good Care!
Check out the fabulous team designers take on these wonderful colors!
Clare Buswell: Clare's Creations ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
STAMPS: Rubber Soul/Wordsworth Everyday Greetings, (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE) PAPER: Bazill Walnut Cream, SU Old Olive cardstock, October Afternoon Fly a Kite (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE
INK/COPICS: Memento Rich Cocoa (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink OTHER: Labels Six #3, #4, #5 Dies (Spellbinders), Kaiser Adhesive Pearls (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Silk ribbon (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), EK Success ticket corner punch, sponge dauber

Monday, July 26, 2010

Get Well Soon!

Greetings! This is a card for Michigan's Upper Peninsula gathering this weekend! We are leaving in a few minutes, an 8-9 hour drive! I just scheduled my Friday Stamp Simply Challenge post too! I'm hoping they post without a hitch!!! All card details are listed below! Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!
Take good Care! ************************************************************************************
STAMPS: Rubber Soul/Wordsworth Everyday Greetings, (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE) PAPER: Bazill Walnut Cream, SU Old Olive, Really Rust cardstock, Graphic 45 Halloween Wonderland, Basic Grey Oliver (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE INK/COPICS: Memento Rich Cocoa (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Memento Bamboo Leaves OTHER: Kaiser Adhesive Pearls (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Jute String (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), EK Success corner rounder punch, crochet hook, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder

Bloomin' Info!

Good Monday Morning! Hope you all had a super weekend! It sure has been a busy summer so far! I want to share today more info about the flowers I used in THIS POST. I had a few commenter's who thought I made the flowers! Thank you for the compliment, however this wonderful item is from WEBSTER"S PAGES. I got mine from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
The flowers and netting trim are one piece, the perfect combination. They easily can be cut into the lengths you need. There are 5 different colors measuring 18" each. Hope this helps answer some of the questions about this terrific item!
Take good care! Have a marvelous Monday friends!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Long, Long ago...

In 1984, I painted this sweet porcelain bird! I found this treasure as I unpacked some of the last boxes from our move last June. I examined it carefully and wondered why did I only keep one since I had painted dozens at the time! But, I do give away most of the work I do. Because for the most part, all work is created with a certain person or persons in mind.
Oil paint was used, utilizing tiny bushes! You can see how thin the piece of porcelain is! This was meant to be an ornament, hence the reason for the wire hanger. Long, long ago, in 1984, where have the years gone? It's nostalgia at its best here in the studio today! Hoping you have memories that bring a smile to your heart as well! Take good care!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas in July! JustRite!

It's Christmas in July with JustRite! We are showing you Christmas ideas and creations to start that holiday magic! Can you believe it, in 8 days, we will be 5 months away from Christmas Day? So, while the outdoor temperatures may feel too warm or the calendar feels a bit too early to start thinking Christmas, I propose creating for the holidays year round makes for a more relaxing holiday! Are you with me?

How about a reindeer tic tac toe board game today, utilizing the reindeer image from one of JustRite's newest sets, Holiday cheer? This adorable image is sure to please players of all ages!

The markers are color coded, by the reindeer's scarf, hat rim, and patterned paper. Beneficial for color recognition, each marker is stamped with X's and O's for a bit of letter review! The reindeer nose is accented with crystal effects.

The board was purchased at my local Dollar Tree. I painted the wood and inserted squares for color and dimension. It allows the markers to really show well too. This item really is intended for a wall hanging and came with hangers attached to the backside. I removed them. A closer peek at the button feet! After the patterned paper was adhered to the sides, I lightly sanded the edges.

And another angle of the completed board. I painted the board with white acrylic paint. What a fun and economical gift that can be loved and used all year long! The JustRite Stampers Design team has inspiration upon inspiration for you today! Take good care and enjoy the hop! JustRite Inspiration Blog Becca Feeken - Debbie Olson - Stephanie Kraft - Sharon Harnist - Kazan Clark - Heidi Blankenship - Barb Schram - Kathy Jones - Michele Kovack - Angela Barkhouse - Sankari Wegman ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

STAMPS: JB-09770 Holiday Cheer (JustRite), JB-08062 Times New Roman 95pt. Font (JustRite) PAPER: White cardstock (GinaK), SU green, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers (Joan's Gardens) INK/COPICS: Memento Tuxedo Black (Stamp Simply Store), StazOn Black, Copic YR00, E31, W1, R24, R27, BG13, Colorless Blender OTHER: JB-09500 Clear Round Stamper 1 5/8" (JustRite), Small Classic Square #3, Large Classic Circle #1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), EKSuccess 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches, Dill Buttons (Local Fabric Store), SU Crystal Effects, Wooden board (The Dollar Tree), white acrylic paint, craft sponge brush, sanding block

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Sketch Challenge, Clean & Simple!

For this Friday's Stamp Simply Challenge we are offering a Clean and Simple Sketch for you to follow. There are so many different looks achieved when using the same basic sketch, and we want to see what your creation will look like! If you want to dress up this basic sketch that is just fine too! The most important challenge rule: have FUN!!
I altered the sketch a bit to accommodate the images I used. I made simple 4x4 cards. The front panel from fold to edge is 2 1/4" with image being adhered on the left side allowing it to extend off the paper edge. The images come from Crafty Secrets Halloween Images & Journal Notes. I LOVE these paper pads. You can find them at The Stamp Simply Store. I trimmed off the tops of two pages to get the images here. Wide ric rac with a darling button embellish the image perfectly! A few adhesive pearls and jute string and we are good to go! Here is an opened card to see how the front panel manuevers. The paper on the card inside is from October Afternoon's Fly A Kite. Super fun, simple, and easy! I thought since many are creating for the holidays in July I may as well get some Halloween cards completed! LOL Hope you get to play along this week. Use keyword ssnotime149 if you upload to a public forum. Please remember to upload on Sharon's Mr Linky too! Let us know if you post on your blog, we want to see your take on the sketch! Take good care! Check out the fabulous Stamp Simply Challenge designers!
Clare Buswell, Clare's Creations, July Guest Designer Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden ,AJ's post will go live Friday evening Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PAPER: SU Black cardstcck, Bazzill walnut cream cardstock, October Afternoon Fly A Kite (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE) OTHER: Crafty Secrets Halloween Images Journal & Notes (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Kaiser Adhesive Pearls (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Jute string, black sheer ribbon, ric rac (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Cuttlebug swiss dots folder, misc buttons

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in JULY! The JustRite way!

Happy Thursday to you! A quick note, JustRite will be hosting their Christmas in July BLOG HOP this Saturday, July 17 starting at 9am eastern standard time. Get ready for some Christmas ideas that will help get your holiday mojo going! Can't wait to show you my JustRite Christmas in July creation! Think children gift item, oh so economical, and game time! wink ;)
Remember there is still "Words worth Remembering" Hop BLOG CANDY up for grabs over at The Stamp Simply Store blog until 6pm Friday, July 16 (tomorrow)! ALL the info is HERE for you to have a chance to win! Good luck! ********************************************************************************* Take good care & Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's a HOP! Wordsworth Remembering Stamp Simply Style!

WELCOME to The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store July BLOG HOP! Today we are featuring creations using Rubber Soul Wordsworth stamps found at the store! BLOG CANDY is another Blog Hop feature today! BLOG CANDY details are located HERE! The sentiment on my card is from the Wordsworth stamp set, Everyday Greetings. My designers papers are Webster's Pages petite papers, Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Combo pack. Side view of card to get a better look at the scallops and the wonderful BLOOMERS from Webster's Pages. These flowers come sewn onto a strip of netting making it super easy to adhere. And there is that faux suede leaf again! I trimmed it down this time to accommodate the tag and not over take the beautiful blooms! What a simple, fast & fun card! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Take good care and enjoy the hop!
Check out the fabulous Stamp Simply Store designers blogs for more ideas & inspiration: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
STAMPS: Rubber Soul/Wordsworth Everyday Greetings (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE)
PAPER: SU Old Olive cardstcck, Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane & Life's Pleasures Combo pack (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE)
OTHER: Tag & Big Scalloped Grand Border Dies (Spellbinders), Webster's Papges Bloomers (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Kaiser Adhesive Pearls (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), 1/8" silk ribbon & faux suede leaf (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), SU corner rounder

Friday, July 9, 2010

Snowy Greetings!

It's beginning to look a lot like, Christmas in July! This week, fellow Stamp Simply Challenge designer, Deb Neerman brings us our challenge! Deb wants us to create a Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah card. The more festive, the better! I chose to go the snowy route! Pop in a holiday CD, break out the snowflakes, holiday card stock & papers, and holiday charms. What a great way to jump start our holiday card-making!
The darling stamped image on my card is found in the RubberSoul Wordsworth Set, Snowmen Collection and can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! I used Copics to color, and stamped the image twice so I could cut another scarf and heart to pop up. After dry embossing my patterned paper, I applied Stickles to my finger and rubbed across the embossed panel. The gorgeous crinkled ribbon is 2" wide with wired edging.
So, for today I bring you Snowy Greetings in the heat of the summer! Thank you, Deb for a great challenge! And we hope you will join us this week! You may play as many times as you want, whenever you want! Be sure to use keyword ssnotime147 if you upload to a public forum! And upload on Sharon's Mr Linky! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love it when you do! Take good care!
Check out the Stamp Simply talented designers and be Holiday inspired! Sharon Johnson, No Time To Stamp?
Clare Buswell, Clare's Creations , July Guest Designer Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color *********************************************************************************** STAMPS: Rubber Soul/Wordsworth Snowmen Collection (Stamp Simply Store)
PAPER: SU white, red cardstcck, pinkpaislee Bayberry Cottage (Stamp Simply Store)
INK/COPICS: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers B24, R29, Y15, Y17, C1, 0
OTHER: Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder (Joan's Gardens), Ranger Crystal Stickles, Making Memories edge distressor, Oval Large Nestabilities #4 & #5 (Spellbinders), Crinkle ribbon (The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Hero Arts Felt snowflake (Ellen Hutson Store), Gingham Brad (Dollar Store), Tiny Gem Sprinkles (Taylored Expressions), TomBow Mono Multi Glue, Stewart Superior UltraFine Prisma Glitter, Foam dimensionals, Copic Air Brush Sysytem, Sewing machine

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thank You

Needed some thank you cards and was in the mood for paper cutting! Stamping the flower image several times onto patterned patterned paper was easy enough! Love the layers of petals and the dimension it gives! The flower image is found in JustRite's "My Garden" set. I chose to only stamp the center as I knew I would add the Thank You sentiment! The card sentiment is found in JustRite's Baroque Nested Frames set. Again I chose to use the sentiment without the borders. That's what I love about JustRite stamps, I can pick and choose elements that fit my need!
Choosing the same papers, but different colors certainly gives each card individuality! A bit of coordinating ribbon flower centers help as well!
Oh my! Those suede leaves are the perfect touch! (they come in different colors too!) They are a staple now in my flower making supplies! LOL
There you have it! A photo of all three! Now to get them addressed and sent! Thanks so much for the kind comments regarding The Shabby Team Room Top Three! It makes the award even sweeter! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Take good care!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STAMPS: JB-09200 Baroque Nested Frames (JustRite), JB-09705 My Garden (JustRite) PAPER: White cardstock (GinaK), Bitty Dot Basics patterned papers (PapertreyInk)
DIES/PUNCHES: Tags Trio & Classic Rectangle Nestabilities #4 & #5 (Spellbinders)
OTHER: Kassies Brocade Cuttlebug embossing folder & Glue Glider Adhesive (Joan's Gardens), Ribbon (PapertreyInk), Suede leaves (The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Adhesive pearls & Gems (The Stamp Simply Store)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Christmas in July!

Creating holiday cards this time of year in many ways is more fun than any other time of year! The weather outside is sweltering! The holiday deadline is months away! No pressure! Are you with me on this? Lol Let's talk about the card! My image is heat embossed, with color added utilizing chalks! I used a q-tip to apply color, and an eraser to remove color, enabling me to add highlighting where needed. Easy! All Spellbinder dies and embellishments are listed below. My image comes to us from JustRite's Christmas Treasures Borders and Centers stamp set. Wonderful card possibilities with this set! Check out JustRite's new designers gallery, filled with inspiration after inspiration! Locate the Christmas Treasures label and click for additional ideas using this set! All sets are listed for your convenience! A side note: My hubby's birthday is six months to the day away from Christmas, and he reminds me of that fact every year! And on his birthday, he reminds me Christmas Day is only six months away! LOL, yes he has an odd sense of humor! Hmmm, maybe that is why I feel the need to get going on those holiday cards!!! Take good care and have a terrific Tuesday!!!
PAPER: Kraft and Cream Cardstock (PapertreyInk), All other is SU Cardstock
INK: Versamark Watermark, StazOn Black
DIES/PUNCHES: Labels Eight #5 & #6, Classic Circle Dies (Spellbinders)
OTHER: Glue Glider Adhesive (Joan's Gardens), Paper piercing tool, Bronze embossing powder, Heat embossing tools, Chalks, q-tips, eraser, Tiny Sparkle Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), Towmbow Mono multi liquid glue

Monday, July 5, 2010

I made Tea Time Terrific Top Three!

Hooray! What a wonderful surprise! I made "The Shabby Tea Room" Tea Time Terrific Top 3 with this CARD I created for their challenge last week! If you want a terrific weekly challenge, you might want to check out The Shabby Tea Room each week! Debbie and her team are so encouraging, plus it's FUN!
From the bottom of my heart, thank YOU, Debbie & The Shabby Tea Room!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Star Light, Star Bright!

It's Friday and time for our Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge this week! We are focusing on stars in our projects. They may be patriotic stars; A+ Great Job! stars; twinkle, twinkle little stars, ANY kind of stars you like. And, they may be created any way you like, punched or die cut stars, stickers, star paper, I think you get the idea!

I chose to recycle a gift bag I received some time ago! I thought the checked bag with attached ribbon could use a few stars! I utilized all size dies to create the various stars and star frames. I then swiped my white ink pad over all the stars for a bit of texture! The ribbon tail stars are attached with a glue dot, easy as pie! The sentiment on the center star comes to us from Rubber Soul/Wordsworth's Everyday Greetings found in The Stamp Simply Store! The star tag is attached with gorgeous 1/8" red silk ribbon! This candy filled bag will travel with us Saturday to our friends Fourth of July barbecue!

We hope you can play along this week! Please use keyword ssnotime146 when uploading your creations to a public forum, remember to upload over on Sharon's Mr Linky too! And please let us know if you upload to your blog! You may play anytime, as many times as you want! The most important rule to play, HAVE FUN! Check out the Stamp Simply talented designer's Star creations!

Sharon Johnson, No Time To Stamp? & The Stamp Simply Store

Clare Buswell, Clare's Creations- Our JULY Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color *********************************************************************** STAMPS: Rubber Soul Wordsworth "Everyday Greetings" (Stamp Simply Store)

PAPER: Poppy Red & Kraft Cdstck (PapertreyInk), White Cdstck (GinaK), Blue Cdstck (SU)

INK: StazOn Black, Fresh Snow (PapertreyInk)

OTHER: Gift Bag with ribbon (recycled), Nestabilities Stars Five Dies (Spellbinders), 1/8" Silk Red Ribbon (Stamp Simply Store), glue dots