Sunday, March 30, 2014

Merci Beaucoup!

 I've been making Thank You cards lately...here's one with quite a bit more detail than usual. But I really wanted to use my "old-fashioned" ladies stamps again, so this seemed a good enough excuse.


The color scheme was chosen to fit a challenge...as were a few other things.
Such as the layout


Lots of sparkle on the lady on the left as well as on the Merci Beaucoup die cut.
Here's my list of ingredients:
Inks- TH Distress Ink "antique linen" & "vintage photo"
Markers- Spectrum Noir, MEPXY
Stamps- Stampabilities "Vintage Flourish", SweetStamps "Italian Handwriting", "Parisienne Collage", & "Margery", JustRite "Fleur de Lis Labels 23"
Foam squares- Paper Studio "Sticky Doos"
Printed Flower- K&Company "Watercolor Bouquet Layered Accents"
Rhinestones- KaiserCraft "Ice Blue"
Pearl sprays- Zva Creative "Chocolate Swirls"
Stickles "Star Dust"
Glue Dots
Handmade rolled flower
Card stock & doily- from my stash

Challenges:
http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com - #164 A Color Challenge
http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com - #211 Bits & Bobbles, include flowers,
buttons, print/sentiment

Friday, March 28, 2014

Guest Designer for Inkspirational Challenges!

Hello, Friends!
Today I'm showing you a card I made for one of my favorite challenges: Inkspirational!
And it really is very inspirational for me...great ideas and designs, challenging themes and color suggestions! I've joined the challenge several times now and had fun with each one...but today is even more special...they asked me to be a guest designer for the new challenge that starts today! I'm so honored!
They asked me to case one of the cards made by one of their fabulous DT members, Sandie (yes, even spelled the same as my name!) and here is the card I chose:
Very pretty, don't you think?
And here is how I "cased" it:

*A Bridal Shower Card*
My youngest son is getting married in May and I got to go to my future daughter-in-law's first shower recently...this was the card I gave with her gift. It doesn't show up very well, but there is lots of sparkley Stickles on the LOVE LOVE, and the sequins are pearly irridescent.
So what do you think...did I case it properly?


On the inside I did not add the Stickles...and purposely left plenty of room to sign the card with a personal note added.

Ingredients
Stamps: Sandylion "Love",  CDS "Medallion de Fleur",  Verve "Ps. 37:4", 
Stampin' Up "Best Wishes", Studio G "Celebrate", J Sharpe "Congrats"
Inks: Studio G "Lt Turquoise", "Dk Aqua"
Glitter: Ranger Stickles "Star Dust"
Sequins: Gutermann "Blue Pearl"
Card stock: white and lt. blue- Paper Studio

Challenges

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Please hop on over to Inkspirational for this week's challenge and to check out 
all the great stuff the DT has come up with again!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pink Polka Dot Birthday

Wow, its been more than a month since I last posted here on my blog! We took a vacation and went South where it was nice and warm! Left the ice and snow and below-zero temps! We (hubby & me) went to Gulf Shores, AL for a week and then Orlando, FL for a week. AL was in the 60's and 70's...very nice!...and FL was in the 70's and 80's...really nice! In Orlando we got to go to the Ligoniers Conference. We'd never gone before...was SO encouraging and inspiring! God is faithful!
And now I'm home and the snow is starting to melt and my craftroom welcomed me back "with open arms"! Well, I did leave it fairly neat...but it felt good to get my fingers inky again!
So here is a birthday card for a bithday I missed while we were gone.


Definitely thinking spring with all those flowers and bright pink!


Polka dots are always a favorite of mine, too. They're just cheery!


And as always, I've included a Bible verse inside and some special decoration for the inside sentiment to match the outside. Now that I'm seeing the pictures I wish I'd added a bit of the Washi-type tape on the inside too. Maybe I will.

Ingredients
Dies: Spellbinders "Elegant Ovals" & "Decorative Labels 34"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Special Birthday", PSX "F-318", My Heart Stamps for You "Ps. 33:5"
Inks: Studio G "Pink", Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Card stock: Paper Studio "Heavy Weight White" & "Pink Polka Dot", 
American Crafts "Soho Garden"
Paper tape: Doodlebug Designs "Pink Dot"
Rhinestones: KI Memories "Sweet Life"

Challenges
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/ - #99 Polka dots, Pink, Flowers
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/ - #159 "A Cameo Appearance" Sketch