Friday, July 17, 2009

Raspberry Color #12

How is this for rich, vibrant, natural and inspiring? My goodness this gets my MOJO going.
Before I get talking about my card; I want to fill you in on what I have been up to. I have been getting a lot of e-mails asking if I am OK. The answer is YES, we are all fine. And you are so kind to ask. I have taken a break from blogging because all 3 of my children had their birthdays this week.
Pateley turned 7, and we went to the beach and had a great time. The twins turned 2, and we had a BBQ, and ice cream.
So I am back ladies!
Yes, you can look forward to hearing about all the crazy things my kids get up to. And more importantly you will be seeing more cards, hopefully I will get back to daily posts. Hard to make the time with all that is going on in the summer; but for you wonderful supportive ladies I am going to make the effort.

Now for the card Details. I was inspired by the natural beauty of this photo. So I went to my stamps and picked Strawberries. They are so sweet and wonderful right now, the season is just coming to an end so I thought I would so a fond farewell until next year to my berry fave berry! LOL
Have a Berry Great Day!
It's all in the Ingredients:
Paper-SU! pomengranite, WW moss, pink, cream
Stamps- Savvy -strawberry, sentiment, Amuse -lots of dots long
Ink- Versamark, Color Box chianti, moss
Embellishments- Ribbon offray, Punches- SU! circle, Fiscars binding edge, Marvey square, Cuttlebug swiss dots folder

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Something to make you giggle

I don't know about you but every time I see Elzybell stamps I have a giggle! I simply adore Elizabeths cute humor. I can't get enough of her images either, they truly are something special.

This is for todays challenge at 365 day 130, Tickle me. If you want to play along hop on over and make a humorous card, I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dawns Color Challenge #11

I have added this new photo as I decided to take Dawns challenge one step further, and actually omit white. For me this was a challenge. I always love a crisp white card base.
This cards details:
Paper - WW stone grey, PTI raspberry fizz, new leaf green, pure poppy
Stamps-Amuse thank you block, Denami leafs
Ink- Memento Tux black, Brilliance Graphite black, Versa Mark
Embellishments: Slice butterfly, MS monarch & classic butterfly punches, cuttlebug houndstooth emboss folder, Kaiser black gems, Kaiser diamond gem brad, SU! scalloped circle punch, red felt

I don't know about you but this picture is just exactly what I needed to get my MOJO going. I have been in a rut since I got home last week from the UK. My kids are not sleeping! They are really pushing me to my limits, so if any of you have any brilliant ideas as to how I can get my nearly 2 year old twins to sleep in their own beds again; I would be forever in your debt.

YES I have tried the cry it out thing; and well they just like to vomit which sends me into a rage; not really but nearly. I hate cleaning it up, especially when it is not them being ill, just being stubborn.

AH, the joys of parenthood.

So I decided take a little more then just colour from this gorgeous photo.

I am thankful for every post that Dawn does, which in turn lead me to making this into a Thank you card.

I went with flowers and leaves, because this was what jumped out at me from the photo. And finally I used my sidewalk as the back drop, to remind me of the gorgeous stone walk in this photo.
The grey is stamped with the Amuse thank you stamp over and over in black, and then I tore the edge to give it more of a rough aged look like the stone in the picture.
I just love how dramatic the felt fusing is against the grey, it really pops just like the lamp pole in Dawns photo.
The flower I just eyeballed the red felt flower, then punched out the scalloped circle in pink and crumpled it in a ball to give dimension.(Something I learned from Dawn)
One final thing to note, the leaves are stamped with the same amuse sentiment only this time with Versa Mark to give a more subtle effect.
I hope you too have a chance to take some inspiration from this challenge, in whatever form you choose!

It's all in the Ingredients:
Paper- PTI white, leaf green, raspberry fizz,WW stone grey
Ink- Memento tux black, versa mark
Stamps- Amuse- Thank you, Denami leaf image
Embelishments- felt fusing black, cuttlebug swiss dots folder, SU! scallop circle punch, epoxy dot embellishment (target), red felt