Saturday, April 16, 2011

Porch Play Colors - Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger Time!

TT - My Porch Play Color Interpretation


TT Inspiration Source (Pinterest) over at the Moxie Fab World Blog


What can I say???  This card just so happens to be for two challenges! 

It wasn't intentional. But the colors from the Porch Play Challenge over at this Week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger somehow imprinted into my brain when I was created this morning's 90 Minute Scramble Card over at the Hero Arts flickr site..... Sally's challenge was to use red, white, and blue.. I added yellow.. and then..it hit me...(little voice, in my head says 'haven't we seen these colors?')...

The Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger!!!

Yippee!!! 

So glad when things come together like that (as in my memory, and the actual source!)....

And yes, this card was created under 90 minutes... under 60 actually!

Super.Simple.  (It took longer to take a break and mix up lamb milk for Sami's four bottle lambs!!!!!)


Have a GREAT day!!!!!

Card Deets:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Hero Arts CL488 Type
Inks:  Stazon, Stampin Up, and a Stampin Up marker
Fun tools:  Stampin Up border punch and circle punch

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome to the JUGS Surprise Birthday Blog Hop - for Elise!

Happy Birthday, Elise!!!!
Oh I am so excited!!!!

It's  a Birthday Blog Party!!!!

The ever so talented Dana Gustafson contacted me to see if I would participate in a blog hop for the ONE and ONLY, ELISE!!!  The hop is being conducted by the beautiful  JUGS girls - and they were kind enough to reach out to Elise's friends/fans/sisters/admirers/girl-friends and ask them to participate!  Woo Hoo!!!!!

(P.S.. This.is.my.very.first.blog.hop.appearance!!!!  What an honor!!)

You MUST go visit all the wonderful blogs featuring cards  for OUR BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!! 

Of course I said YES!!!  I LOVE that girl and would just stop the world from turning to participate!

She is one of my very favorite blogging creative cowgirl friends. Not only is she super talented, but that girl can lift your spirits high and she has a GREAT sense of humor!!!   A BIG smooch to you, Elise!!!!

And.. Now.. a special message for Elise...  

Happy Birthday my kind, kindred spirit and ever so special rockin' girlfriend!   You mean the world to me, and I cherish our friendship and hold it very close to my heart!  YOU are the BEST!!!  Have the BEST day today, and I know that I am sending you a very big HEART for your day!!!!!  Love you!

 (okay.. getting misty over here!!!)




Card Deets:
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies
Textured Card Stock:  Bazzill
Patterned Papers:  My Minds Eye 
Martha Stewart Twine (how about that party hat pom-pom, eh?)
Blingity Bling Bling:  Hero Arts
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon; Copic Markers
Super fun tools:  EK Success Border Punch (made the bigger banner with it!)


Let's all have a GREAT DAY on Elise's Day!!!!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Smooches for the New Bride!!!

Congratulations to Kim Hughes!!!!
The Design Team over at the Paper Smooches Blog is having a little Wedding Hop for Kim Hughes, the ever so talented designer of the whimsical and happy Paper Smooches stamps (and the adorable stamps 'we' have from her CHF Kim Hughes Collection days!)..

Hop on over and share the fun!  Fans are invited to upload a card for Kim on the Fan Flickr site!

I finally inked a few of mine up!  They have been waiting ever so patiently in their packaging, and what a great reason to break them out:)

Card Deets:

Supplies Used:
Paper Smooches Stamp Sets: Friendly Flowers (Stem & Leaves); Falling For You (little solid heart); Pretty Phrases (sentiment)
Pretty crochet pearl flower: Midnight Rooster kit
Textured Card Stock: Bazzill
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Markers: Stampin' Up

Farm Fresh - Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Moxie Fab Trigger - Hand Painted Towel - Source: Etsy
My Interpretation
Hello Blogger friends!

this week I my heart caught when I saw the  Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Farm Fresh. 

How? 
  1. I LOVE the colors of the hand painted towel shown above! Winter will not end in our world, for months we have had white and gray. When I saw the trigger prompt something just made my little heart sing with the thought of Spring!  And, how sweet that the sun came out so I could capture it on the edge my card!  Makes me want to take a cat nap!
  2. I love the window in the background of the image - so I created my own with linen thread on the top panel. I thought about making my own 'window trim' to make it more window like, but no... the simpler the better.
  3. Flour Sack Towels.  Sigh... I have quite a few in my kitchen.  Just plain white.  I distressed the edge of the patterned paper to give it more of that 'thready fiber edge' look.
  4. And, there is just a sweet vintage feel to the image, which I tried to capture with the Stampin' UP set Easter Blossoms.  I never would have thought to stamp the silhouette with such a vibrant color!
 Inspired?  The challenge ends tomorrow!!!!! 

And... I thought I would share some of the trials and tribulations of attempting to make this card:
1.  I wanted to give the silhouette an apron, with orange flowers.  I tried a few materials, but nope! Spent too much time trying, and finally stopped.
2.  There is a dark blue ink error behind the sentiment panel. The image did not ink completely so I was using a paintbrush with my ink pad.  Got a little carried away in one spot!  Otherwise you would see more of the image!


Card Deets:
Inks, Cardstock, Linen Thead and Stamps:  Stampin' UP 
Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass - Cherry Delicious Spring Sprig (a perfect match!)


Thanks again for stopping by:)

Friday, April 1, 2011

'Thanks' Card - (MME and Hero Arts)

My Minds Eye meets Hero Arts meets Paper Piercing!  - 'Funky Sun Shot' - I like the banner shadow!

Same Card - Different Light Source
Hello blog friends!

Before I share the card....

I have returned! 

The kids and I escaped for a week during their spring break.  I say 'Spring Break', but, as Mother Nature (one tough mama) would have it, it was more of a 'Winter Break'. 

We had a big adventure:  We drove 1,613.4 miles, and spent a total of 28.46 hours in the car (12 hours the first day, 9 hours another, etc.)  to make our trip - 3 of those hours were sitting in snow storms!  (True figures - my car was programmed to track these things!).  We drove through snowstorms and rainstorms to visit some of my closest friends - people I grew up with.  People I got into a whole bunch of trouble made life long pacts with - during my teen years!  Anyway, one of us turned 50 - so there was a HUGE party, and then we traveled some more to stay with my BFF for a few days. This all went down in CA.  The place I love and still call home.. sniff. 

Anyway, the card above, is for the hostess of the party.  She is the girlfriend of the birthday boy, and she generously offered her home when four of us started planning this adventure.  However, with the rain, 70 mph winds, and flooding conditions, we did a good job of going in and out of her lovely home, and some of the kids (older ones at that!) weren't very good at cleaning their shoes off!

I thought a card was the least I could do to thank her for putting up with all of us! And besides, I want to be  to be welcomed back again! 

Card Deets:

Patterned Papers:  My Minds Eye, Fine and Dandy Collection (LOVE it!)
Stamps:  Hero Arts (CL497 Find Joy (sentiment), CL484 Whimsical House (house, bird))
Ink:  Stazon Timber Brown, Jet Black
Fancy Gadgets/Tools:  EK Success Big Scallop Border Punch, Stampin' Up 3/4" circle punch

Thanks for visiting!