Friday, March 9, 2012

Chocolate Makes My Mouth Happy

 This awesome sentiment by TLC says it all! I have used it before and it rocks! Anyone that knows me knows I have a thing for chocolate. It may possibly, sort of, maybe, kind of come up in conversation every now and then! Soooo I have recently received gifts that included Godiva , Ghiradelli & Lindt Chocolate. Could it get any better than that?!!! So this is one of my Thank You cards. 
 This is another time when I used a 4x6 paper pack and pieced the paper together with stitching so you never know. I really love doing that! 
If I was more confident in my coloring I would have had chocolate all over her face and hands. It would be more accurate of how I look when I eat chocolate! LOL! I was afraid of messing it up so you get the cleaned up version! The chocolate is on pop dots to make it... well, pop! It is the most important feature!

 Inside- Top
Inside- Bottom
Another excellent Sentiment from TLC!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazill
Designer Paper: DCWV Garden Party Paper Pack
Image: Mo Manning
Sentiments: Create with TLC
Pencils: Prismacolor
Pearls: Recollections
Brad: Paper Studio
Ribbon: Misc from stash
Die Cuts: Lacey Ovals & Classic Ovals
Punch: Martha Stewart- Hearts Border Punch
Thank You Sticker: Misc.

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Bronte & Bella's Challenge: Try Something New- Color Scheme, Image, Mixing stitches (on the inside)
C.R.A.F.T.  Inspired by a song: (The Candy Man)
Delicious Doodles –  Inspired by a Song  (The Candy Man)
Crafty Purple Frog -  Pink & girly
Paper Crafting Journey -  Anything made with paper goes
Sassy Studio Designs -  Use 2 or more polka dot items (The ribbon, and on the paper & her overalls)
Scrappy Frogs - M -  Seeing Spots 
ColourQ - Color Challenge* 
Paper and Such Design -  Paper Piecing
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Anything
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Up Party
Fairy Tale - Paper Piecing
Totally Stampalicious - Spring is in the Air
Hotshot Crafts - Ribbon
Totally Papercrafts - Favorite Things (Pearls, Die-Cuts, Chocolate, Sewing & Bows)
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts - "Bling It Up!" 
Creative Card Crew - Humour 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - One Bow
Pile It On - Spots and/or Stripes
Jelly Park- Favorite product or technique (Pearls, Sewing, Die Cuts, Ribbon)
The Pink Elephant: 3 or more layers
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitching TIP- When paper piecing if a piece does not blend right and sticks up, you can just take the piece of the image that is lower cut another piece out and pop dot it so it now is 3D. It will blend and make your image pop! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quilted With Love

 It has been a few weeks since I posted my last card.
I am currently off any design teams, which is very nice not to have the pressure when life is crazy. It is bad because I lack motivation to post anything especially when life is crazy. Which these days, seems to be pretty much always. I actually have a few cards made, but just have not been up to posting.  I always say I will do better. 

Anyway, wish I could say I have something totally different for you to see, but I got into using these fun bright papers. My friend I made this for has a French Country, Shabby Chic, Bohemian Retro style in her home. Sounds very busy, but it looks awesome! So this card seemed to be perfect for her. It is very much like the little Thank You card from the last post. I used to buy 12 x 12 paper packs to get the most out of my buck, but these days I love the smaller paper packs. DCWV has a bunch of the 4x6 stacks which are nice but don't fit perfectly on a 6x6 card. So that is where quilting has come in handy. This sheet was perfect because it had all the patterned squares I only had to sew them! This will be the last of these papers for a little while anyway!
When I made this I knew I had those retro looking centers, but for the life of me could not find them. I searched EVERYWHERE! Then when the card was finished and photographed I found them, so I switched it out, but I think I like the silver flower better.
Always need some pearls! Used up the last of my teal pearls. They used to come in some fantastic colors!
 Double bow with silver brad
 Inside- Top
Love this stitching!
 Inside- Bottom
I did not intend for the sentiment to be so large!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Coordinations & Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV Mediterranean Cafe'
Pearls & Flourish: Recollections
Sentiments: Computer
Die Cuts: Fleur De Lis Accents, Fancy Tags 3, and Labels 8
Silver Brad: Paper Studio- Retro Center: Recollections
Ribbon: Recycled Off A Gift: Sequin Ribbon From Hobby Lobby

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Amusing Challenges - No Digi - Die Cuts
Catered Crop -  Ribbon 
Gingerloft - Spring 
Delightful Challenges - Spring colors
One Stitch At A Time - Reuse or Recycle (Ribbon)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes 
Catch The Bug - March Anything Goes
Scrapalicious -  Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
Our Creative Corner -  Making Melody (Coat Of Many Colors- Dolly Parton)
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Up Party
Paper Play - Something old, something new (Sequined Ribbon- Old- Metal Brad New)
Cooking It Up With Katie - Favorite things (Pearls, Ribbon, Diecuts. Stitching)
The Perfect Sentiment - Must have sentiment on front -diecut
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitches Real Or Faux 
*TIP*-When using 4x6 paper pads on a 6x6 card you can pieces patterns with stitching and no one will know it was a small sheet of paper

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mediterranean Cafe' - Happy Colors

My last card, these two cards, and at least one more, will have these pretty cheerful colors. The recipients of these cards like these colors, and I am diggin' the warmth of them. We have had a very mild winter, but have now had a dip in temperature and I am not handling it graciously. So these colors are making me happy. I normally am not a fan of yellow, but Dorcas is rubbing off on me.  The first card is an anniversary card is for some friends of ours. I am more than fashionably late in getting it to usual! These colors reminded me of the colors in their home.  They had us over for dinner last night and I can now say it was truly delicious. I made the next card for them as well, and gave it to them before we had dinner because I did not want to be more than fashionably late for that too. It was a bit funny because I added that dinner was delicious and we had not eaten  yet! It really was quite yummy!

When I saw this sketch, I knew I had to play. I had the event, the papers and the rest just happened!

The inside
Inside- Bottom

 The Thank You card! 
Don't look too close at the sentiment. It stamped crooked and due to lack of time and score tape, it had to stay. It bothers me greatly though! I have a love hate thing going on with score tape. It is an awesome adhesive, but once it is down there is no going back.
There is some patchwork going on here!

Supplies used for these cards:
Cardstock: Coordinations
Designer Paper: DCWV Mediterranean  Cafe' Paper Pack
Jewel Circle: Recollections
Pearl Flourishes: Zva & Recollections
Sentiments: Love conquers all: Raindrop Echo, & the Thank you from the bottom of my heart is from TLC the rest is from computer.
Pearls: Paper Studio & Recollections
Oval Pearl Frame With Jewels: Martha Stewart
Die Cuts-  Classic Ovals, Lacey Ovals, Labels Three & Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Teal- Basic Basic- & Misc.
Retro Button: Recollections

Challenges I would Like to enter this card in:
Mojo MondaySketch
Crafty Emma - Lots of Layers, 3 or more
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly -Anything Goes
Crop Stop - Wedding or Anniversary
Crafting for all Seasons - Love is in the Air
Lexi's Creations -  Love 
Friendship's Garden -  No stamped images - Love + 3 embellishments (Pearls, bow, pearls frame)
Little Darlings- Favorite Embellishment- (Pearls, Bow, pearl frame)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include spooled item Anything Goes* 
Craft Your Days Away - Get Stitchy with it
Lily Pad - Patterned Paper

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Blog Hop For My Buddy Dorcas

Welcome to a blog hop dedicated to my good buddy Dorcas. She recently lost her Furbaby, and we all wanted her to know that we are thinking about her. 
It has been a very difficult week, so this hop is for her.  Please join us and see what thoughtful projects these talented ladies made for our good friend!

Surprise girlfriend!!! 
This is for you! We know this does not take away your pain, but we hope it brings a little bit of joy to your day. Grab some tea or chocolate you may be here a while.  There are a lot of people that care about you and we all want you to know that we are all thinking about you during this difficult time.

This is the order you will be hopping. If you get lost pop back here for the list.

So here is my card. Not exactly a surprise since
I already gave it to you!
 Knowing her love of ducks and her love of yellow, this is perfect for her. (So sorry I bought it for you took it away then gave it back. What a bad friend I am!)
Long story! Anyway, hope this makes up for it!
 Love the bird on the brad!
 Not a completed card without pearls!
 Love this image!
The Inside
 The Inside- Top
Could not resist some bling!
The Inside- Bottom
Sewing is a bit crooked on this one! Oops!
Ok girlfriend, enough chatter from me. Time for you to get hopping and see all the wonderful creations the other girls made for you. Hop on over to Kelly's blog and see what special creation she has for you! 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV Mediterranean  Cafe' Paper Pack
Image: Mo Manning
Pencils: Prismacolor
Die Cuts: Spellbinders,  Floral Doily Motif,  Fluer De Lis Squares, Classic Circles, Classic Ovals & Lacey Ovals.
Gems: Square- Recollections   Oval Bling- Want 2 Scrap Nestabling. Pearls & Gems: Recollections
Brighter Days Sentiment:  Create W/ TLC
Brad: Making Memories
Ribbon Misc.

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) Bingo- (Gems, Lace, Die-Cuts)
Creative Craft Challenges - Bingo- (Ribbons, Brads, & Blue) 
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Must include spooled item - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters -  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Lace
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges- Ribbon and Bling
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Use Ribbon 
Inky Impressions - Two ribbons or trims
Crafts and Me -  New image
Little Darlings Challenges -  Favorite Embellishments (Ribbon, Lace, Die Cuts & Pearls.) 
Forever Friends -  must include animal -  Shades of Blue
Opus Gluei -  Tweet, Chirrup and Trill 
The Crafty Pad -  Lets See Some Fresh Spring Colors
Craft Your Days Away - Get Stitchy with it
Lily Pad - Patterned Paper


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