Friday, May 31, 2013

Island Indigo Birthday

Tomorrow is the big day, the Stampin’ UP! 201 3-2014 catalog goes live.  My wish list is as long as my arm,it’s going to be difficult to limit myselfDisappointed smile but alas I must. Island Indigo BirthdayAngel 

Today I’m sharing another sneak peek with you just under the wire.  This is the new Label Love set paired with the new Artisan Label punch which I LOVE

I paired this with a couple of colors I wouldn’t have thought I would like together.  But that is the beauty of Designer Series Papers they give you that nudge to try colors you might not normally consider.  That is another sneak peek on this card, this paper is from the new DSP paper pack Gingham Garden, it is such a pretty pack.

Well enough chit chat here are the makings of this card so you you can try this for yourself.

Ingredients:   Stamp Sets:  Label Love  Paper & Ink:  Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White  Accessories:  Mosaic Madness Embossing folder, 2-3/8 Scallop, 1-3/4 Circle, Pinking Border and Artisan Label Punches,  Paper Snips, Gingham Garden DSP.

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Birthday Banner Explosion!

Here is another new set that will be in the 2013-2014 catalog called Banner Greetings.  It’s a fun sentiment set with lots of great greetings to chose.   For some reason when I looked at the little banner I just kept thinking of an out going explosion hence this silly card!

I used one of the new In Color choices, Cantaloupe Crisp.  Layered it on 001 (960x1280)Soft Suede that looks very pretty with it and fussy cut a very narrow edge around the banner.  It was very easy to do because of the simple straight edges.

Very simple and easy to complete!  Just my kind of card. Smile

Ingredients  -  Stamp set:  Banner Greetings,  Paper & Ink Colors:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla  Accessories:  Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Label Love Thank You

There was a HUGE city wide Rescue event here in Oklahoma City called Rub-a-Dub Race for Rescues.  They had a 5k walk, pup wash, dog agility demonstrations (fly ball it was very good!!!), vendor booths and lot of animal rescue groups with many wonderful dogs hoping to find their new homes!  I took Declan out there to meet a family interested in him, they had been following his progress throughout his treatment as he healed from the terrible condition he was in whenever Forever Yours Dog Rescue took him in.   And here' s the REALLY exciting news they took him home with them for weekend to see if they might be a good fit for each other.  Please wish him luck, the Mom of the family Angela is a VERY nice lady!!  Here’s Dec asking if he is new family had been found???005Doesn’t he look hopeful here??

After the fun of the day I was able to make it to the craft room and work on cards!  Always fun.  I wanted to use the Label Love set and some more of the Gingham Garden DSP (which is so pretty!)  And I also needed a Thank You card to send out so this is what I came up with.

002 (960x1280)I was really happy with the way it turned out.  It didn’t start that way it was one of those that the way I was seeing in my head and the way it was turning out were NOT the same thing.  But after tinkering with it a bit I was pretty happy with it Smile

Here’s a quick recap of the ingredients:

Stamps:  Label Love, Mosaic Madness, Kindness Matters   Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy   Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla   Accessories:  Gingham Garden DSP, Night of Navy Grosgrain Stitched, Artisan Label and 1” Circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, see you next time.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wildflower Meadow in a rainbow of In Colors

I was reading my feedly blogs and looking for inspiration for a project.  I had clicked on Techno Stampers blog because I love her style it leans toward the simple and that is all me!!  On one of her sketch challenges she had made the same card using each of the 5 new 2013-2014 In Colors.  I decided to try the same thing and I was super happy with the results they turned out quite pretty.

I paired this idea with the new Wildflower Meadow and Really Good Greetings stamp sets.  I also used a variety of punches to frame the sentiments that I used on each card.  Here is what I came up with.  010PLEASE, ignore my messy desk in the background there were too many cards to get into the shot in side of the background setup Eye rolling smile

Here they are individually so you can get a better look. 005 (960x1280)Strawberry Slush

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Pistachio Pudding





         Baked Brown Sugar

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Ingredients:  Stamp sets – Wildflower Meadow, Really Great Greetings   Ink – Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana    Paper – Same as inks & Basic black, Accessories – Decorative Label, artisan label, Curly label punches

That’s it for this post, thanks for stopping by see you soon.


An additional Note:  Oklahoma suffered terrible tornadoes yesterday but I am same and sound as well as all the fur children, it was definitely too close for comfort.  The destruction started about 2 miles south of my home.  There are so many suffering right now and so many displaced animals.  Grab your loved ones and fur children and hug them tight and say a prayer for those here that are suffering now.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge Card

These challenges I’ve been taking part in have been so helpful getting my crafting jumpstarted again.  This is the Sketch challenge hosted each Monday over at Techno Stamper.  It was a super cute sketch this week and so very easy to work with.  ScreenHunter_90 Mar. 27 09.05(1)

I’m still working with the new catalog preview products and still loving them all very much.  Especially the cute new buttons, I used one of the styles on this card.  012

Ingredients:  Stamp set – Really Great Greetings  Ink – Baked Brown Sugar  Paper – Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla  Accessories – Gingham Garden DSP, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen thread.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look, see you soon.



Monday, May 13, 2013

Another Fab Friday Challenge Card

The challenge this week was a color challenge and the colors where great and  so easy to work with, so I of course just had to do another card using them. Fab Fri Logos-015

And of course since I’m in love with Mosaic Madness and it’s coordinating accessories it’s what I used.

This one I didn’t want to take away from the design on front by using a sentiment but instead used just a birthday sentiment on the inside.  I liked this color challenge so much I know I will continue to use it as a go to combination in the future.  Without further ado ……………..


Ingredients:  Stamp Set-Mosaic Madness, Ink-Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Paper-Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals, Accessories-Punch, Mosaic Madness emboss folder, dimensionals, Rhinestones

Okay that’s it for today.  Can’t leave without a picture of the pup.IMG_0135And this handsome boy is Rodney.  Which by the way is the puppy over in the sidebar he turned into a very handsome young man.  Spoken like a true proud Mom Smile

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Another Fab Friday challenge

Fab Friday's challenge this week was a color challenge and since I work best when I have some "direction", I'll never be a unique design person I'm just not that creative!  I loved all of these colors but had not ever used them together so I knew this was going to be fun.
I of course had to continue using my new products since they are just so much fun.  This set and it's coordinating punch are turning out to be a real fav.  I just love the movement you can get between the punch, stamp set and the embossing folder, it makes the design jump right off the page.  And these colors just could not have been any prettier together.

Stamp Sets:  Mosaic Madness, Perfect Punches
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Razzleberry Ripple
Paper:  Primrose Petal, Razzleberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede and Whisper White
Accessories:  Punches, Button, Dimensionals

And last but not least a very Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there, no matter if your children have skin or fur.   And a final picture of my kids who by the way have been very nice to their Mother this Mother's Day! 
Mack & Baby Girl

See you next time.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Preview Card

The month before SU reveals their new catalog I believe is my favorite time of the year.  Now as an adult I think what compares to it in my child's eye would be Christmas!  I'm serious it is something I look forward to that much.  The saying goodbye to the retired stamp sets and the sadness as I see a favorite ribbon be retired but at the same time know there will be something new that I will wonder how I lived without.  And the very best part of the month is the preview product that demos are able to order.  This is a select group of products that will be carried in the new catalog that we can order before hand so that we can become familiar with the new product and make some preview projects to showcase those new items.  The excitement waiting for that morning when we can see those items and place that order is overwhelming, just like the weeks of waiting for Christmas morning.  I know that sounds crazy but I'm a simple girl and it's the little things that get me going!!  lol

On of those products that I got to order in the preview was a back ground stamp called Wildflower Meadow, I almost didn't order it as I'm not much of a background stamp girl but it came as a bundle that included an embossing folder at a bit of a discount so I couldn't pass it up.  I'm so happy I didn't I've made some cards I'm very happy with using the stamp.  Here is one a created this past week.'
Wildflower Meadow Spotlighting
There are another sneak peek in this card.  See if you can pick it out from the ingrendients list:

Stamps:  Wildflower Meadow, Million-Dollar Moments
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Warm Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories:  Circle (1-1/4&1-3/8) Petite Curly Label punches, markers, pearl jewels.
I appreciate you stopping by to have a look.  I've got several finished preview cards so hopefully will have something for you to look at again soon.  Take care.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Not so new Foster Pup

Part of what I've been doing the last couple of months is taking care of my foster pup Declan who came to me with a terrible case of Demodex Mites and a vicious yeast infection.  He was on anti-botics for a long time and has been on ivomectin for the his mange for even longer.  He is doing so GOOD though and I want to share a couple of before and after pictures with you! 

By the way Declan will be available for adoption in about 1 month.  You should run don't walk to get your app in for this guy, he is really a prize and I say that with all seriousness.  From the moment he walked into my house when he was so sick he has been the best little patient.  He was just happy for the attention he was receiving I guess.  We guess that he is not too old maybe about a year and this boy has no bad habits like a puppy always has.  He never chews anything he's not supposed to, he doesn't dig, he doesn't carry off valuable items he finds at his glasses, remotes, phone as some of my past foster have, who will remain nameless.  He is just a happy go lucky boy.  His only problem is he will sometimes bark at stuff and I'm blaming that on the demondog Noah who has taught him to use his voice!! 

Anywho on with the pictures.
As you can see he has come along way!!  I always new he would be a hadsome boy!
Okay that all I got for now.  Thanks for checking in I'll post more when I can.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fab Friday 17 Challenge

I’ve decided to give my Blog another go this time I’ll not be so worried about how often I post or about  what I post.  You may see a little bit of everything and a little more about the puppies in my life. 

Decided to start it off with a challenge card I did today.  This was for the Fab 5 Challenge Blog, it was a sketch challenge, here is our inspiration. 


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Card ingredients:  Stamps-You’re Amazing, Banner Greetings (Preview Set)Paper-Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla Inks-Cajun Craze & Not Quite Navy  Accessories-Brads, Cajun Craze DSP & Paper Piercing Pack Essentials.

Hoping you stop back by and again and thanks for stopping by today to take a look.  Be back soon.  Winking smile