Monday, May 14, 2012

Featured Stamper 275

Good Morning,  I hope you all had a very nice Mother's Day and got to spend it with Mom or at least Family.  I did.  My sister and I like to do a challenge together and we got to do that.  This card is for two - the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast located here and the Victorine Originals Challenge starting today with free stamps for the winning entry.  My two rusty/peachy scraps are Basic Grey, the plaid is a 6x6 Echo Park mat stack and the dictionary page with Mother is from a vintage dictionary cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Die.  There is vintage lace across the center.  I paper pieced the little mouse.  I just LOVE paper piecing and I thought the matching plaid balloon was cool.  I stuck the Prima on with a large matching brad, sewed on the butterfly and glued on the MOM beads.

Monday, May 7, 2012

QFTD111 - Betty

I'm up for two today, but now the rush is on.  This is my card for the Queen for the Day 111 located here.  The Queen is Betty Wright and there was not ONE card in her gallery that I felt I could do easily.  All gorgeous cards.  So I fudged a bit and this came out OK.


Good Morning,  Oh oh, it's afternoon.  Hard to believe it's not the middle of the night or the end of the day.  I got a card made BEFORE that today.  This is for the Technique Lovers Challenge 376 located here.  This is my idea of Paper Piecing today.  I "borrowed" some Stampin' Up stems to put my cut out flowers on and colored them with a Copic.  I seem to have a lot of plain flower stamps with no stems, so I borrowed.  Don't even know the name of the set.  I assume it was from a rummage.  Next I stamped All Night Media music on the top layer and distressed it.  Yup.  It's the card today and not me.  I'm thankful for that. I stamped my new Judith flower and cut it out, coloring the center with that same copic and inking the edges.  Next I curled the flowers a little and popped it up.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Butterflies in the Night

This doesn't happen often, but I could NOT sleep last night - for whatever reason.  I hate tossing and turning.  Seems like such a waste of time.  If I'm going to waste time, I'd like to do it my way, so I got up and headed for the craft room.  At first I just sat there being mad because I couldn't sleep.  Then I started nosing around in the still not unpacked stamps and things that I had bought at a recent stamp fair.
I dug out this grand background by Impression Obsession which measures 5.5 x 5.5" and wondered what I would ever use it on.  When is a bargain NOT a bargain?? My cards are all A2 size.  I stared at it for awhile and then stamped it on a piece of scrap.  It was love at first sight and I knew I had to overcome.   Whooie!  I can almost compete with Basic Grey!   So I inked up a little more than half of it and stamped it on a piece of cardstock with CTMH Desert Sand.  Next I stamped the Stampendous dandelion seed heads with the same color and by then I thought I needed to make at least 25 more of this same card!   How I ever got back to sleep after this, I don't know, but then I decided it needed some color, so I dug in my "small scrap bag" and came up with some very nice matching scraps just big enough to cut a Nestability Butterfly, and I cut three of them and embossed them all.  I think I went to sleep because I felt satisfied.  I love it.