Saturday, September 24, 2011


This weeks Speedy the Cats Friends Blog Challenge was to make a card using things with wings. Now the first thing that came to mind was a bird or a butterfly but looking through my stamps for what I was going to use I came across this stamp. The little Angel "wings" that float down from Oak trees up north. Many a fall season as a child was spent playing with this little seed pods. Throwing them in the air and watching them fly back down to the ground. You have to admit they look like wings. These stamps are from MFP Autumn Fun set.  The little leaves are punches I over stamped with a small leaf stamp in the set giving them some veins. Everything is colored with Copic markers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Sunflower

  Challenge#10  this week at I Brake for Challenges was to make a Fall Card. My favorite kind of card to make. Both the background and the sunflower are from I Brake for Stamps. I used Copic markers to color it. The background is stamped with Pumpkin Pie.

To make this card I used the Color challenge CC341 at SCS--pumpkin pie, old olive and tempting turquoise. I also used this weeks Sketch SC351at SCS. I turned the sketch on its side.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Todays CAS card at SCS is to use leaves. I found this background this morning looking for a background for another card. It was perfect and became my starting point. There was no work to this card at all. One of those less than 10 minutes to put together. The red piece is a scrap. The white oval was already cut out and the big leaf was in my stash leftover from last year. It is a Cuttlebug die. The only stamping I had to do was the sentiment and the tiny leaf both from Marks Finest Papers.

Try a Petal Card

That was todays technique challenge at SCS.  I didn't quite get it all lined up right so I will have to try it again. I've combined it with Fridays Free 4 All,  also at SCS which is "Mostly Blue".

Here is the inside and outside of the card.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Second Try

Went back for a second try this morning and came up with this version for my Speedy TV swap cards and I like this one so much more. So my swap cards are finished and ready to mail. Thank goodness for those small ink pads. They made inking these  stamps a breeze.  I need a small Memento Black now. That would have been so much easier than trying to use the big one for the Cardinal. I actually think I like them not colored in better. I wonder what pencil would look like. We shall see I'm sure.

Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge # 73

Make a 1 layer card for this weeks challenge. I just bought this set from Marks Finest Papers for the Speedy TV Winter Holiday Swap and had an idea in my mind and ended up with this 1 layer card. Not sure this it is what I will do for the swap. I've already come up with a few changes I could make. Will need to think upon this one. I used Copics to color the images.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's scarecrow time

This is my favorite time of the year. I love making Fall cards and making Fall colored leaves. Todays card is for a sketch swap for my SSSD group and I am using it for The Stampin Bs Challenge "Use 2 Border punches". The image, paper and scallop punch are from SU. The other border is from EK Success.

                                       I colored him with Copics and sponged the background.

Peaches, Poppies and Pool

 These are the colors of the week at SCS. I only had the peach so I improvised with Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze. Image and sentiment are from Marks Finest papers. The swan is stamped on water color paper. I water colored the water with reindeer and the sky is sponged.
                                      I used Adirondack Peach Parfait to make my background.

Another Christmas Card

This is an image from I Brake for Stamps. I colored it with Copics then used Heat n Stick and Dazzling Diamond Dust to sparkle him up. I used the Wednesdays sketch for this week at SCS to make my card. I did turn the sketch on its side.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Boy was this a CHALLENGE!!

This Mondays technique at SCS is called"Fill the Opening". There is a tutorial to follow if you would like to play.  The Challenge At Speedy the Cats Friends blog is to use a punch. So that is where I started. After I had all my pieces cut out I started putting my flowers together. Sponged a little ink on them and then just started putting this together like a puzzle inside and out. Took me quite awhile fitting my greenery in. Here it is pictured outside and inside.

The challenge this week at the Stamping Bs was to make an Anniversary card. All of my Sentiments are from Marks Finest Papers. The set is called Magnolia Wedding.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rainbow Double

This is the technique I used to make the background for these cards. You first ink your stamp with Versa Mark, stamp and then brayer a rainbow pad over it. Then you use white pigment ink and white EP to add a few more. After it cools stamp a few more with dye ink. Very easy and makes a nice background. These cards are for the challenge at I Brake for Challenges blog, "Make a background". Stamps are all from I Brake for Stamps.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Christmas Card

I've combined a couple of Splitcoaststampers challenges for this card. Tuesday is a color challenge. Use So Saffron, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze. I don't have any of the Cajun Craze so I substituted a red. I thought of Christmas right away. They suggested a Fall card but when I saw Wednesdays sketch I knew exactly what I was going to make. Those flowers in the sketch kind of sealed the deal for me. So no Fall card. I made Christmas.

The stamp is from Magenta. Is embossed with black cut out and layered with dimensional dots.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blinged up crossed papers

I started out this morning working on this card. So glad to have a day off. I dreamed about how to make it all night. Got the background finished and then got mad at my pack rat hubby who was supposed to working on something today and changed his plans for the day to start a new project. He has about 40 new projects waiting to be finished. That really was all I needed to get moving on moving his junk somewhere else. We have this 3rd bedroom which has never been used for anything but holding hubbies  junk. I have wanted for years to get things in order and get him organized. Now he has to because its all sitting in the middle of the living room.  It will take him all week to organize and decide what belongs in the house and what belongs in the garage but it will be worth it. So now I'm back to working on my card in my brand new stamping room. Yeah!!! I've stamped in the kitchen for a couple of years and probably the last 2 I have been stamping in my living room/dining room. Once he moves his things I can start planning what will go in the space. Here's my room. It's not as awesome as a lot of your rooms but it will work just fine for me.
Got my computer, my work desk and all my supplies in one place. Awesome!! So now to my Challenge card. The Speedy the Cats Friends blog calls for "Bling" and Splitcoaststampers Friday Free for All wanted you to "use strips of paper and cross them". The stamps are from the Lilacs in the Summer set from MFP.
Now for my big news I was telling you about last week. Starting in October I will officially be on the Design Team for the Speedy the Cats blog and Marks Finest papers.  I am very excited about this. If you have never checked out the stamps at Marks Finest Papers you really should and while there check out all the supplies they sell. Sign up for an email to get a coupon each month.