Monday, June 13, 2011

New Card for SSCC with LOTS of Bling!

Here is my latest creation, a birthday card for my 2nd daughter. Her B-day is not until the end of July so I just might use this for someone else and make her another. We'll see!

Like many of my cards I spent way too much time on this but did enjoy using a few techniques I learned recently. The pictures don't show how much Stickles I used but I put them on almost everything!
Janine, you'd be proud of me...I used my McGill tools to make the flower more of a "cup" so the petals would stand up a bit more. And then I creased the leaves with another of the tools! The purple lines on the flower (which is from a lavender set I got at painted on with watercolors, just like you taught us! I like the effect. At the May Retreat Classes I got the Tim Holtz blending tool and I used that on the edges of the die cut and the leaves.
The embossed background is Cryogen White. I used the Sizzix folder called Snow Flowers. I was inspired by one of Anary's recent cards that had the 4 embossed panels behind the "image". Thanks, Anary!! Loved that card! The butterfly is a stamp from Inkadinkadoo. The little tag I made from a Verve square stamp, a generic sentiment stamp and Cindy's lacey circles set is where the tiny 1/2 flower is from. The ink is Studio G; the ribbon and rhinestones and DP are from my stash. I think that's everything!
I am entering this in the SSCC "Embossing Challenge" at:
Thanks again to all of you who leave sweet comments every so often! Sure enjoy hearing your thoughts!
Happy Monday!

On July 2 I was looking back at some old "posts" and realized I never checked to see who "won" this challenge. So I went to the SSCC site and was pleasantly surprised to see I was listed in the "Top Three"! Thank you, SSCC!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

House Mouse/Flower B-day Card

I am posting this birthday card again with some changes. I knew it needed I simply added a flower. Now I am much more satisfied with it. And now I can finally enter it in the HM Challenge #96 For the Love of the Game (Green & Yellow/Football) at . Ingredients: HM stamp- Feeling Rosey, Verve stamps- Leafy Swirls & Bible verse (inside), HB stamp is from All Night Media, birthday sentiment (inside) is from Hero Arts, DP- DCWV & others, the flower is from as is the fabric covered brad; the charm & ribbon are from my stash. I used the Standard Circles dies and the Scalloped Circles Lg. dies. Colored pencils were used to color the stamped images. Because this has the pretty flower on it, and a few more stamped inside, I think I will also enter it in the "Flowers" challenge at
Thanks for stopping by! As always, I sure appreciate your kind comments!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sorry for the confusion!

My last post was WAY too long and too complicated AND broke the rules for some of the challenges I entered the cards in...the rules about having a DIRECT link to your piece of work. My link was really to all five cards. Am I bad! SO sorry! From now on I will try to have just one card/project per post...and keep it simple! Ah, that wonderful phrase again: "Keep it simple"!!

One of my favorite cards yet...simple! Hmmmmmm...