Monday, May 31, 2010
June Christmas Spirit Challenge
Yep the June Christmas Spirit challenge is posted in Flourishes Forum on SCS. Hope you get a chance to play and get your Christmas cards done early!
I love the look of the IC piece this month. I used the Christmas tea set for my card. I added a little stickles to the poinsettea in the middle cup. The tiny jewels to the flakes on the top cup and some crochet ribbon with some grosgrain. I really like how this turned out.
We worked on his parents deck all weekend tearing outthe rotten wood and replacing it and all the pavers. Needless to say my lower back is achey and I need to relax now. hee hee Thanks for stopping by!
Last Sneaks and Gone Fishin
This next set is called The Lord's Plan. I went with some basic grey paper for the color and drama on this card. Some pearls at the top of the scripture and voila done!
Last sneaks for the release from :Angela
Rebecca, Tracy and Sarah. Happy Shopping tomorrow!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sneaks Day 2 Sweet Child
This next card reminds me of a childhood memory with the colors and the image. I am sending this one to a friend. Again I used the Spearmint MB paper some sheer ribbon and a simple layout. This one is using the Rustic Fall collection in Deep sea and Toasted almond cardstock. With the Toasted almond sheer ribbon to match. Isn't it just yummy!
Check out the sneak peeks from:
Wendy Sarah, Rebecca, Tracy.
Last day of sneaks is tomorrow. All sets available on June 1st!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Jesus is Knocking
This new set called Jesus is Knocking. I have added very little embelishments to this card. Kept the focus on the image and added the sentiment to the top.
The next card I made using vellum. I stamped the image but I turned the vellum over and I colored from the back side. I can't remember what technique this was called, but I haven't done it in a long time. I like the softer feel it gives the coloring. A little ribbon treatment and some photo corners is all I added to this card.
Check out the Sneaks today from:
Trudy Sarah, Rebecca.
See you back here tomorrow for more sneaks!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
On to the card.... This Strawberries set is one of my favorite summer images. It always makes me hungry but I do love coloring it. And since I want summer here to stay maybe this will draw it out of this cold rain we have. Very simple design with some red gingham ribbon and a few rhinestone accents. I used a scallop oval and cut it off right above the sentiment for a fun edge to the sentiment tag.
Thanks for stopping by with me today! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Had a great weekend and I am so excited its Monday. This week will be much slower and easy going and I can relax a bit this week. I can try and catch up on blogs and galleries. hee hee Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!
Friday, May 21, 2010
FF Beauty Within
Laura is bringing us today's Friday Focus over on Flourishes blog. We are using the set Beauty Within today but with a twist. This stamp set is created to use with 2 specific spellbinders label 13 and 11. Did you know that this set is versatile without the spellbinders and it can also be used with other spellbinders if you are creative with them? To prove it the DT has created some fantastic creations to show you. You can check out the FLLC Gallery over on the Blog too!
My first card used the Mojo Sketch 139 with the Iris image in the set. I have used the Spellbinders circles to cut out my image and colored with the copics. The dp I used is the MB Spearmint that I need to order more of, I am just about out. I love this paper pack. hee hee A little added sparkle to the outer circle and the Iris and its done.
My next card is a little more vibrant. I did not use any spellbinders on this card. I simply stamped the image back to back and used pearl brads to seperate them. I cut out some of the flowers and popped them up, I got this idea from a few of the Spellbiners girls. Very clever those girls are! ;0)
Here is a side view photo of the card to see the flowers popped up. They each have a little bit of sparkle added to them, but very subtle. I sent this card to Pat aka patsmethers this week for her anniversary with Bubba. I know she had a fabulous day with hubby!
Now don't miss what the girls have created with the focus today!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Monday, May 17, 2010
CC Saffron Ephesians
Friday, May 14, 2010
Beauty Within and sets available now...
For my first card I used the shades of purples and papers from the basic grey Euphoria set. I added some silk lavendar ribbon with a button and twine bow. I really like how the spellbinders label 13 lets you leave the white border if you choose not to trim it down.
On this card I didn't use the die, I cut it out and then layered it on more paper and cut i tout. So if you don't have these spellbinders YET you have a chance at still using the sets. How cool is that.... I grabbed a heart ribbon slider from the silver finishing touches collection. Very subtle background on this one with some memory box paper from a pack I can't even remember now. ACK... Sorry about that.
Check out the cards the girls have for you today along with some special guests from the Spellbinders Design Team:
Don't forget the sets are available NOW and the release bundle is good till Friday May 21st with a discount already applied at the store! Happy Shopping!
See you back here Monday for anotherTotally Stampalicious challenge! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sneaks, Release party and Blossoms
All of our new release sets are available for pre-order!! You won't get to see the FULL set until Friday, but if you like what you see from our design team samples, and don't want to wait to get your hands on these new offerings, you can be the first to order! Just click HERE to visit our store home page to see all the pre-order sets.
You have a chance at winning this set today over on FLourishes Blog. Remember see you TONIGHT at the release party!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Flourishes May Sneak Peeks Day 1
April showers are bringing more than May flowers! They are bringing a whole new crop of Flourishes stamps for you to enjoy! It's day one of our sneaks and today, it's all about the men in our lives.Introducing.....
A guiding light, a steady ship, a bottle on the shore ~ all are focal points in this brand new set called A Guiding Light from Lauren Pope. This set offers four focal images along with seven sentiments perfect to honor the men in your life - husbands, dads, grandads and more!
Our second offering is called Antique Map and we couldn't love this beautiful background any more for those masculine cards. Use it on its own to create a background or have it as a perfect companion to our A Guiding Light set.
Would you like to win this set and background stamp? Simply leave us a comment on this post and you might walk away with these two new beauties! We'll announce all the daily winners in our Winner's Circle here on the Flourishes Blog this Saturday at 12 PM CST.
WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK!
- You might notice that with each set, there's a link to the Flourishes store. Starting today, all of our new release sets will be available for pre-order!! You won't get to see the FULL set until Friday, but if you like what you see from our design team samples, and don't want to wait to get your hands on these new offerings, you can be the first to order! Just click HERE to visit our store home page to see all the pre-order sets.
- The New Release Bundle is also making a comeback! From now through Friday, May 21st, when you purchase all four of our new sets, you'll be able to get them in a bundle for 10% off! Click HERE to check out this great deal!
- Our POWER HOUR Release Party is also being switched up a bit! Join us THURSDAY, MAY 13th at 9 PM Central Standard Time as we not only take off the lid on all of our sets, but showcase cards and projects you've never seen before! All the chat, games and giveaways will wrap in 60 minutes when all the stamp sets we've been sneak peeking go live in the Flourishes Store! You can join the party HERE in the SCS Flourishes Forum!
- If you still want a chance to win all four of our new stamp sets, please click HERE to check out our Release Week Make It Manly Challenge!
Now are you still with me? Good then I have a few sneaks to show you. Had to get all the important details out of the way first. :0) This first card I used the Antique Map all on its own. I think this is a fabulous map stamp and I am so excited with this card. I can't get a picture to show you really how it looks. Darn light... But the person who got this card thought that DH had bought it and was very impressed. I used several Copic Collections to color this from Sky, Water, Fleshtones 1 and 2 and a few from Buttercup. The sentiment is from Tag Lines.
This next card is using the Antique map and A Guiding Light. I sponged some clouds behind the lighthouse. I like the sentiment stamped and popped up. This is a father's day card for one of the girls at DH work.
Now check out the fabulous creations the girls have for you. You won't want to miss any of them:Sharon
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Some changes over at Flourishes. Our Sneak peeks will begin on Wed. as usual, but our Power Hour Release party is on THURSDAY 13th! yep a whole day earlier AND for those of you who are at the release we have a few more things in store for you. So be sure to mark THURSDAY for our Power Hour Release Party! Have a fabulous day!
Friday, May 7, 2010
On to my card.... It is time for Flourishes Pre-Challenge. As we get ready to honor the men who are fathers in our lives, we thought we'd challenge you to think outside the box when it comes to creating a "man card!" Now I bet you are thinking where is the out of the box on this card. See those pearls there on the side, that is my out of the box. Hey I was knee deep in paint so pearls was the only thing I could come up with at the moment. My brain was fried. lol I used the sketch 48 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I like how this turned out and I have one Father's day card down. I pulled out my Beach Life with some of my new memory box paper spearmint. Chocolate pearls and a little bit of piercing, very simple! Hope you get to play along with us. Be sure to check out the blog for all the details. And don't miss what the girls created for you:
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Pansy thanks for Terri
One of the ladies at DH work gave him a bag full of stamps for me that she and her mom no longer wanted. Yippee... Oh she had some wonderful stamps in there including this pansy one. I have no idea who it is but I love it. So this is a thank you card I made for her and her mom. I sure hope they like it.
As for the painting in the house. UGH... UGH... UGH.... Monday was horrible. Spent all day priming the wall in the master, had 6 different paint samples painted on the wall. Took forever to get it painted and still wasn't done come 7 pm. We finished on Tuesday with that room and the bathroom's in the house. Today we are doing the twins room. Then we will be ALL DONE. Thank goodness... I am sick of painting, even if it looks awesome! lol Thanks for stopping in and listening to my rant on painting. hee hee Have an awesome day.
Monday, May 3, 2010
April showers brings May Flowers
On a personal note... I only have 2 more rooms to paint in the house and then I am all done. I am so excited, its like getting a new house without all that money and paper work. hee hee I will be back to bloggin and commenting shortly. I have tried keeping up this weekend so I wasn't completely behind. :0) Hope you have a wonderful day!