October 26, 2008


Here is my creation for MaryJo's sketch challenge #41. Although the sketch seemed relatively easy, but it was harder than I thought. You won't believe it but, I created two other cards and I wasn't "feelin" them. Thank goodness I didn't tape anything down because this card was made with the pieces from the other cards. Although you can't see it well in the picture, the icing on the cupcake is covered with Dazzling Diamonds, and the cherry is topped off with Crystal Effects. I think it turned out okay. Hope you think so too!

Make sure you check you go over to MJ's blog to check out her creation as well as the other players.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Party Hearty, Canvas, Its Your Birthday (ret.)
CS: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Pink Passion, Basic Black Craft
Accessories: SU Stampin Write Markers, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, 1/4" Black Grosgrain ribbon, Clear EP, Scallop punch, SU large corner rounder (Ret.), Creative Memories cutting system.

October 13, 2008

TSSC39 - Inspired by Nature

I am surprised at myself because I have participated in MaryJo's sketch challenge for two consecutive weeks. I had my 20-month old nephew yesterday for what seemed like an eternity. I gave him some large unbreakable crayons and a floor pad to color on. As I complemented him on his "scribble", three colors stood out. They were orange, brown, and green. This is where my color inspiration came from for this sketch challenge. This sketch was easy, but I ventured away from the exact sketch just a wee bit. I added Dazzling Diamonds to the center of the flowers to give it some texture; it looks white in the picture. I really like the outcome of this card. Make sure you take a look at the other players in this week's challenge. TFL.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Wow Flowers
CS: T. Tango, Choc. Chip, W. White
Inks: T. Tango, Choc. Chip, O. Olive, K. Kiss
Accessories: 1/4" Choc. Chip grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" & 1" circle punch, D. Diamonds, Paper Piercing

October 7, 2008

Singing Charlotte

I wish this image truly represented me. I love to sing, but I can't hold a note! My husband always tells me to keep my day job because I would starve as a singer!!

This Singing Charlotte image was sent from our Mystery Image hostess, Stefanie. I was totally at a loss as to what I would create but after taking a closer look at the image, the only thing that came to mind was Christmas. With that in mind, Christmas Singing Charlotte was born. I love the outcome of the card. Hope you do too! Thanks for looking.

Recipe (all items SU except where noted):
Stamps: Singing Charlotte from whiffofjoy.com, Punches Three
CS: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, I Wish Simply Scrapping Kit
Inks: Staz-On Jet Black, Watercolor crayons
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Brads (Bold Brights), Scallop Square punch, Wide Oval punch, crimper, Scallop border punch (Michael's)

October 6, 2008

TSSC38 -- 2 for 1

This card for MaryJo's Technostampers challenge. This card should have been posted last night, but I was really tired and told myself that I would do it first thing in the morning. Well fast forward to the afternoon. I am finally getting a chance to post.

Although this card seems a little plain (lacking embellies) I still like the way it turned out. I used the Inspired by Nature stamp set. I love the set, but find it very hard to use especially if you only want to use a portion of the flower. I had such a hard time lining up the image to paper just to get that one flower -- special huh?

The color combo in these cards are Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla.

This card was also made using the same layout. I think it is a little too plain.
This card is screaming for help! I really like the layout and the paper/color combination used. What can I do to help this card?