Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wow I'm Finally Done

I finally finished the Dirty Dares 08’. I had four more cards to complete but had a hard time finishing them because this week has been crazy. First Autumn broke her arm while out side with some friends. So we were at the Orthopedic Doctor on Monday and then Tuesday I had training for work then we had to take her to the hospital so the Doctor could set her arm. This meant that they had to lightly sedate her. He had her sedated so she would not be in to much pain while they set it. She is doing well but has to take some pain killers that make her a little loopy. She has been making me crake -up at some of the crazy things she has said. Also our church is having Bible School this week and I teach the preschoolers. But I really wanted to do all the challenges so I got up this morning and finished them.

Distressed Challenge

Set: True Friend
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose
Gems, Gem Brads, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches

Stitches Challenge

Set: Live Your Dreams
Markers: Regal Rose, Sage Shadow
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
SU Buttons, Ivory DMC Thread, SU Pink Ribbon, Mat Pack

Clear Challenge

Set: True Friend
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose
Clear Buttons, Taffeta Pink Ribbon, Gem Brads

Color Challenge

I really do not think I like this card but I wanted to finish all the challenges so here it is.

Set: TAC Pretty Posies
Ink: Yo-Yo Yellow
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Yo-Yo Yellow, Old Olive
Swiss Dot CB Folder, New SU Scallop Punch, Ticket Punch

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dirty Dozen Flap Cards and More

Garden Silhouettes

Sets: Lots of Thoughts, Garden Silhouettes
Ink: Soft Sky, Bayou Blue
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Bayou Blue
Soft Sky ribbon, Sizzix Frame die cut, C.B. Swiss Dot, Scallop, Circle, Oval Punches

Jen’s Sketch Challenge

Set: Tart and Tangy
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi Texture, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Whisper White, SU D.P.
Square Punch

Faux Stitching

Set: CTMH With Love
Ink: Regal Rose
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Black, Pretty in Pink
Regal Rose Ribbon, C.B. Paisley Folder, White Gel Pen, Scallop, Oval punches, Coluzzle

First Scene Card

I really do not think my talent is in making these kind of cards. But I’m always up for a challenge. The coloring is darker but did not show up in the picture. The only thing I had was a pom-pom to color the background.

Sets: Too Spooky (TAC)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Close to Cocoa, Vintage Violet, Choc. Chip
Cardstock: Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, D.P. Creative Imaginations

Batty Flap

Set: Batty For You
Ink: Vintage Violet
Cardstock: old Olive, Vintage Violet, Whisper White, Bazzil Glitter Orange, D.P Creative Imaginations
Scallop, Circle, Arrow Punches, vintage violet ribbon, colossal, Score-pal


Feeling a little rebellious today and gave Bessie a belly gem. Doesn’t she look sexy?
Set: Lots of Thoughts, An’udder Birthday
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Only Orange, Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Whisper White D.P. Doodle Bug
Ribbon by the Yard from Local Store, Swiss Dot C.B. Folder

Cupcake Flap

Set: Hero Art
Ink: VersaMark, Cho. Chip
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Only Orange, Bazzil Lime, D.P. Doodle Bug
Doodle Bug Lime Sugar (glitter), Heat and stick powder, Ribbon from Michael’s
Prima’s, White Brads, Button from Wal-mart, Coluzzle

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday Challenges

The picture above is taken from kwernerdesign blog. This is from Kristina Werner weekly color challenge. She has a wonderful site. This is the first time that I have tried out Kristina's challenge. I combined Kristina's color challenge with Holly’s DD sketch challenge for today.

Sets: Blooming in Happiness, French Script BG
Ink: Sage Shadow, Stazon Black, SU Markers
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Cricut George Cart., Regal Rose ribbon, slot punch (can’t wait to get the new scallop edge punch from SU), Prima flowers, Swiss Dot CB Folder,

Sets: Pretty Petal BG, Say it in Style CTMH
Ink: Certainly Celery
Card Stock: Temp. Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Prima Flowers, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Oval Punch

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Dirty Dozen Challenges!!

Wow....I am all caught up on the challenges!!

Cake Inspiration

Set: TAC Fancy Curls
Ink: Black
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive
Lasting Impressions buttons, SU Spring Flower Punch


Set: Always
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery
SU Retired Sheer Celery Ribbon

Monochromatic Take Two

Set: Always
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery
SU DS Wasabi Ribbon

Dirty Dozen Challenges!!

I have really gotten into the Dirty Dare 08’ Challenges. In the past two days I have made eight cards for this challenge and that was only for Monday and Tuesday challenges. I have yet to even look at today’s. These challenges have really made me got outside my comfort zone. I used Vellum and water colored oh and I made simple cards using only white cardstock. These are things I rarely do cause they make me a little uncomfortable. I never watercolor I usually color in images with Prima pencils. I really love playing around with vellum and plan to do it more now that I have tried it. I need a lot more practice with water coloring!! And I really like the simple cards using white cardstock. The other challenges where great also making a guy card was fun. I can always use male themed cards. I used the western sets AGAIN cause they just make the best guy cards. The other challenge was to make ribbon your focal point and that was easy for me because I have boat loads of ribbon. Can’t wait to try our the rest of the challenges. I also use Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch and this weeks SC sketch challenge.

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Chatter Box Ribbon

Sets: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron
Scallop and Circle Punches, SU Button

MTSC14 Guy Card

Sets: Wanted, Bronco Buster
Ink: River Rock, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Marigold Morning, Bayou Blue, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum use on star
Star Punches and CB Embossing Folder

With Love Real Red
Sets: With Love CTMH, Cheery Chat SU
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pretty In Pink
SU Ribbon and Button

Simple Green
Sets: With Love CTMH
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Sheer Ribbon from Micheal’s

Water Colored Pun Fun

Sets: Pun Fun, Say it in Style CTMH
Ink: Stazon Black, Not Quite Navy
Cardstock: Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Water Color Paper
Water Brush, MM Brads, Staedtler Water Color Crayons, SU Star, Oval Punches, Marvy Square Scallop punches, CB Swirl Embossing Folder

Paisley Embossed Vellum
Sets: Friendship Blossoms,
Ink: Regal Rose, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: Pink Textured, SU Bashful Blue, Whisper White, PP from Hobby Lobby
Vellum Embossed with CB Paisley folder, White Circle Embossed with CB Swiss Dot folder, Scallop punches, SU Button

SC186 Vellum Flower
Sets: Bloomin Beautiful, One of a Kind
Ink: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Purely Pomegrante, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum
CB Swiss Folder, Oval punches used to make flower, Scallop, Circle, Designer Label punches

Heat Embossed Vellum
Sets: Say It in Style CTMH, French Script, Floral BG
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Really Rust
SU Ribbon, Buttons, Sizzix Tag, Prima Flowers

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Busy Weekend

I love Jen’s site but I have never tried out her Saturday sketch challenge before. Usually it’s because I don’t get to play much on Saturday’s because we do family stuff and run around town all day. But today we got in kind of early so I got some playing time in and I loved the sketch so I ended up making two cards with it. I also made a gate card for yesterday’s limited supply challenge on SCS. The first card I was going to use Jen’s sketch but I did not like the looks of the pot of flowers turned crooked so this is what I came up with. So as you can see I have been kind of busy today but I have had a lot of fun!!!

French Bloomin’ Beautiful

Sets: French Script BG, Bloomin’ Beautiful
Cardstock: So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Mellow Moss
Supplies: SU Oval Punch, Prisma Pencils, Swiss Dot Cuttle Bug Folder

LSC177 Gate Card

Sets: Friendly Flowers
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, BG Pattern Paper
Ink: Sage Shadow
Supplies: Gems, Cricut George Cart

I Heart To Stamp SFYTT Take Two

Sets: Wanted, Bronco Busters, Sanded and Linen BG
Cardstock: Bayou Blue, River Rock, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Close To Cocoa
Ink: Bayou Blue, Soft Sky
Supplies: Cricut Fabulous Finds, SU Star and Circle Punches

I Heart To Stamp SFYTT Take Two

Sets: Live Your Dream, Linen BG, CTMH Say it in Style
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Barely Banana, Choc. Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Barely Banana
Markers: Old Olive, Barely Banana, Summer Sun
Supplies: Cricut Fabulous Finds Cart., Lasting Impressions Buttons, Circle Punches

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Mad Tea Party

My first layout from our vacation this year. We are on the Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom. The tea cups on the ride are very colorful and I wanted to try and copy that in may pages. I really started planning this layout while waiting in line.

I Used:
Sets: Pun Fun, Priceless
Cardstock: Banana, Pretty in Pink, Orchid, Caribbean, Guava, Gable Green
Ink: Orange, Lilic, Pixie Pink, Turquoise,
Marker: Pixie Pink
Supplies: Cricut Mickey font,

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I have not gotten to try a color challenge in a while. I really like this one.

Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Whisper White Card Stock
With Love CTMH, Canvas Sets
Wild Wasabi, Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst Ink
Score Pal, Slot Punch, Gems

Have a great Day!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Grid Card and More

I saw today’s challenge on SCS and thought I would try it out. I have never done a Monday challenge before. I wanted to make more cards to add to my card box so I kept on going and made the others. I love my Score-pal it is so neat and I have not even begun to make boxes yet.

Supplies I used:
Garden Silhouettes, Linen BG , CTMH Say it in Style
SU Elegant Eggplant, Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Whisper White Card Stock
Old Olive, River Rock, Creamy Caramel ink
SU Scallop, Circle Punches, Lace Edge Punch, Score-pal, Stampin Dimensionals

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Simple Red, White and Blue

These are a couple of simple cards I made today. They are easy to make several of to send to soldiers. I planned a crop tonight to make cards for soldiers but so far only one friend will be able to come. Summer is so busy with vacation and our kids in sports. My sister gave me several cards to add to the ones we will be making tonight and the ones I will make in the next couple of weeks before I send them in.

DCWV pattern paper
SU Card Stock Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White,
Buttons from Wal-mart, SU star punches

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hot Off the Press

Just finished this page of my youngest daughter Autumn. I found these pictures on her camera and loved them. She took them of herself goofing off outside one day. I used Su rub-ons, SU cardstock textured River Rock and Old Olive, SU ink and Markers in Old Olive and Choc. Chip and pattern paper is Chatterbox. Oh and all stamps are Autumn Leaves.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Disney Album

I was in Wal-Mart the other day checking out the clearance in the scrapbook section. I found a plain red linen 12 x 12 for $7.00. I picked it up and as I continued shopping I started looking at this plain red scrapbook and the idea hit me to use my Cricut Mickey font cartridge to decorate it to put this years pages in. I played around with it Wednesday afternoon and came up with this. I used mod podge glue to adhere all the die cuts. I really like the results and my hubby likes the personal touch. I used yo-yo yellow, basic black and whisper white SU card stock.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy July 4th!!!!

I have a friend who’s birthday is tomorrow so every year I make a Red, White and Blue card for her. I just got the Fresh Cut Set this week and wanted to try it out also I use Mercy’s Sketch for this past Tuesday. Hope everyone has a safe and memorable July 4th.

Fresh Cuts set
Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White SU Card Stock
Night of Navy Ink
Red Star buttons ( I have now idea where they are from I have had them in my draw forever!!)

Have a Great Weekend!!!!

SC183 Baby Card

I made this baby card for a friend of ours. I wanted to take a try at this weeks sketch challenge on split coast and came up with these two cards. The only differences in the two cards is the way I turned the wasabi piece and I put a piece of whisper white under one wasabi piece. I think I like the first card more because the green is more visible. This is a fun sketch and I will use it again.

Supplies I used:
Baby Firsts and By One and By Twos sets
Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, River Rock SU Card Stock, American Craft and SU DS Paper
Going Grey, Wild Wasabi Ink
SU Wild Wasabi Strip & Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon Oval and Slot punches

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