Friday, July 27, 2012

WMSC #107

 A super quick post to share my card based on Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 107 designed by  Tosha Leyendekker

The sentiment  from Cameo to Go is framed with  Very Vintage Labels No.3 stamped in Memento Rosebud ink.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Stamps: Cameo to Go, Very Vintage Labels No. 3 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Memento Rosebud (Tsukineko)
Paper: Aqua Mist, Rustic White (PTI), Random 6x6 pad (Crate Paper)
Other: Labels 3 (Spellbinders), Raspberry Fizz Vintage button (PTI)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in JulyWMSC #106

Christmas products are on the shelves in Hobby Lobby, so I guess that means it is officially Christmas in July. And as with every year, I think I am going to have all cards and tags made well in advance of the holidays but I truly have a hard time executing my plans when it's 100 degrees. So I am quite pleased with myself that I made a Christmas card this week--I can give myself an "atta girl" for the little things. :)
I used the sketch from this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.
I used  these Waltzingmouse Stamps: Vintage Ornaments, Festive Foliage, and Heirloom Patterns.I did keep the colors somewhat light (my nod to the summer heat, perhaps?). I fussy cut the stamped images from Festive Foliage to layer between the embossed panel and the ornament. While I love all the dies on the market, I don't mind hand cutting at all; although, ---confession time--sometimes I must wear reading glasses over my bifocals. It's ok to laugh out loud now.  Needless to say, I only do this in the privacy of my home where only my husband can see me and comment dryly, "Nice look" 

I'm off to shop and have lunch with my sister--love time with my sister!
Have a great day,

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bonjour--Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #105

It's been awhile since I've participated in the WMSC, but the current sketch by Teresa Kline is a great one to get back into challenge mode.

Imagine these patterns and colors in lovely French County inspired room with plaster walls, dark beams, and   huge sparkling multi-paned windows with a view of a lush cottage garden and mountains in the distance--Sigh!-- With this card I can escape the reality of furniture and floors that need dusting, dirty dull windows,and wilting flowers and crunchy grass :)

I used WM French Country stamp set for the focal point and top two patterned layers. Those background stamps are SO EASY to use!  The black and cream stripe patterned is patterned paper. Two stamped chipboard buttons anchor the black strip trimmed with pinking scissors. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: French Country (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Button Boutique (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy(PTI), Black Tuxedo (Tsukineko)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy,True Black(PTI); striped paper ( the Paper Studio)
Other:  Button die, coasters (PTI)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

PTI Make-It-Monday #73

Ashley Cannon Newell invites us to stamp on patterned paper for  PTI's Make-It-Monday #73.

I used four different papers from  Lily Bee's Memorandum  paper pad which has some wonderful patterns and colors. I also used some script paper from Colorbock for the flower. I used several PTI stamps: Button Boutique, Rosie Posie, Tiny Tags I and II, and Background Basics:Postmarks.  Dies used include Button Card, Rosie Posie, Tiny Tags, and Doily Details.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, July 6, 2012

Ticket to Celebrate

Just a quick post---
I have one more card, using American Beauty, to link up to this month's Crafty Secrets Linky Party

I love this little American cutie.

I hope those of you in the US had a safe and fun fourth. My 87-year-old-mother-in-law was discharged from the hospital, after 2 1/2 weeks, that afternoon. After getting her settled back in her home, my husband spent the evening "relaxing and decompressing."   We spent some time in the pool with a tumbler of sangria and little patriotic pails filled with salty, cheesy munchies. The dinner menu included grilled hamburgers and mini berry cheesecake trifles.  

Today DH is playing golf after having knee surgery three weeks ago, and I'm planning a little retail therapy.
Have a great weekend,

Stamps: American Beauty (Crafty Secrets), Just the Ticket (PTI)
Ink: Paris Dusk, Summer Rain (Memento), Pure Poppy (PTI), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger
Paper: Declaration digital paper (Pink Paislee), Pure Poppy (PTI), white (Georgia Pacific)
Other: Just the Ticket die, star border die (PTI); Prismacolor pencils

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Patriotic Snacks--Crafty Secrets Linky Party

Popcorn +white chocolate=Yum! Add some red and blue M&M.s and you have Patriotic Popcorn.

Wouldn't that popcorn be perfect for these snack containers I made  for the fourth, using Crafty Secrets American Beauty Stamps and the Berry Basket Die from PTI.

Such a lovely lady waving the flag
And wonderful script

Check out other Crafty Secrets goodies at the Linky Party here and note the three new adorable animal stamp sets to be released soon. You know I have to have Cutie Cats. :)

I'll be headed to the grocery store today for our fourth "fixins'". For those of you in the states, how will you celebrate tomorrow?

Stamps: American Beauty, Halloween (Crafty Secrets); Fancy Flourishes, Background Postmarks, Star Prints(PTI)
Ink: Paris Dusk (Memento),  Pure Poppy(PTI), Old Paper, Antique Linen Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (PTI), white (Georgia Pacific)

Other: Deckled Oval die(Spellbinders);Berry Basket, Fancy Flourishes dies (PTI);Copics;Prismacolor pencils

Monday, July 2, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #175

Good morning from steamy K-town. Like much of the country, we've been experiencing temperatures of 100+ degrees.  With rising humidity at least there is a chance of scattered storms. My flowers and shrubs could use a good drenching.
Silke Ledlow,host of the current FTTC, asks us to use our favorite Flourishes stamp, favorite die, and favorite embellishment.
No surprises here--violets, deckled edge die cut, pearls, and lace.

I stamped the violets from Botanical Bookplates 1, masked the image, stamped the die cut with a script stamp, and inked the edge. I colored the violets with Prismacolor pencils. Then I used another Flourishes favorite, Vintage Wallpaper, for the stamped strip behind the focal point. This is the point where things didn't go as planned--pulled out the sewing machine, changed from white to cream thread, stitched down one side of the strip, and then realized the thread had broken and there was only a line of holes. What to do? Recut, restamp, restitch? I don't think so. Just stitch other side with unthreaded needle and believe it was meant to be this way.
Violets--check, deckled edge die cut--check, lace--check. Must add final favorite--pearls. Large pearls on the right didn't speak to me, but  buttons did.  So I colored three tiny pearls with a Copic marker and added them to the center of violets.
Just looking at these cool-weather flowers makes me feel cooler. :)

Have a good week,

Stamps: Botanical Bookplates 1, Vintage Wallpaper(Flourishes); Gingham (CHF); Kissing Booth Tapestry Script Background(Basic Grey)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink(Ranger); Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria(PTI); Rich Cocoa Memento(Tsukineko)
Paper: Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Dies: Deckled Ovals(Spellbinders), Half and Half(PTI)