Tuesday, February 28, 2012

And finally....

...I hop you enjoy this post! Nope. NOT a typo! I hop you enjoy this! As Easter is coming up, I've started to make some Easter cards to send out. I've got one to show you! It's my last of the 4 cards I've made for the CAS-ual Fridays Jest for the Pun of it challenge. :) I'm also entering this as my third entry into the Less is More Don't Scrap It challenge--all the papers I've used except the card base were scraps! :)

Here's the card~


So, what do you think?! I thought it turned out quite cute! I heat embossed the bunnies in clear embossing powder and sponged the green and blue over the top. Blue and pink glitter gel pens provided the bunny details. :) I hop it makes you hoppy! ;) And I promise not to be punny for a while after this post! Hoppy stamping!!! :)

Your sides may just split apart from laughter...

...okay, not really! My punny cards aren't that funny, but I hope they at least make you smile! This third and next to last one is a continuance of the theme of my second. That's right! CHOCOLATE. Mmmm....I've only used this set once, so I felt it needed to get out an play again! So, here's my third card for the CAS-ual Fridays Jest for the Pun of it challenge!!!

I call it, "NEVER a Choco-quitter!"~


So, what do you think?! Who's with me!!! Let's pledge to never quit chocolate! ;D Okay, I won't make you do that, and I'll never say never...you never know! Oh, wait! I said never! Okay, I'm really tired tonight...stay tuned for my final card--it uses very "hoppy" colors. (Did you catch the punny hint there?!)

Thanks for taking a peek at my card--I appreciate it! I have loved seeing the amazing creations you all have been making, too! :) Happy stamping!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Punny sweet treat...

Here's my second of four CAS-ual Friday Jest For The Pun Of It cards. :) This one is gonna be an Easter card. It uses scraps of paper and scraps of ribbon, plus the end of a pearl string that I didn't know what to do with, so it's also for the Less is More Don't Scrap It challenge!

Here it is~


I've had this chocolate bunny stamp for a few years and have only used it for one other card. Which was pre-blog days, so I'll have to make another one to show you--it'll crack you up! ;) I embossed the bunny in dark brown onto lighter brown paper and added a ribbon scrap bow--all chocolate bunnies have cute bows! :) Hope you like it--happy stamping!!!

A couple one layer cards...and a two layer card...

Posting my OLW cards really quickly--I'm so behind in posting my cards from this weekend and don't want to miss deadlines! The challenge this week is called Two by Two Plus Masking. Oh, Susan. I LOVE the way you challenge me!!! Masking is NOT my forte. I do not enjoy it. I do not enjoy cutting things out. I do it, but I do not like it!!! Okay, done with my whining...

Here's the first card I made and detail~

I made the mistake of stamping my image to mask with on thicker cardstock, hence the weird white space between the leaves. Also, the colors are too dark for my mood--I want SPRING! So, I redid the card. In a different layout and with purple and green--my favorite colors right now! ;)

Here's the second card and detail (it's two layers...I'll explain)~

Yes. Not a one layer card. Stamped the sentiment a little bit off. And even if others cannot tell, I COULD! So I covered it up with a punched out sentiment. Then I redid it as a true one layer card...

Here it is with detail~

FINALLY. Perfection! Thank you, Susan, for another challenging challenge! Love me some OLW! Happy stamping, y'all! :)

How very punny of me...

I've got four cards to share with you over the next few days. They're all so very punny, please don't die laughing! Each of them will be for the CAS-ual Fridays Jest for the Pun of It challenge. :) Since I want to enter each separately, you'll be hearing a lot about this challenge--I really hope you join in the pun, I mean FUN! :)

Here's my first card--I call it "You're HOW old?!"~


This card was made for my dad's (enter large number here) birthday this past week. ;) He's really not THAT old, but he likes puns and this card made him laugh, so it was worth the work! Each candle is stamped onto scraps of colored cardstock and cut out. The flames were also individually stamped from another stamp and then colored in with a yellow glitter gel pen before being added to the card.

Since I've also used scraps, I'd like to enter this into the Less is More Don't Scrap It challenge! I use scraps on most of my creations--I hoard all of them. It's NOT bad!!! I feel like I'm saving the earth by using it all up (says the person who's entire basement is full of scraps)! :)

Stay tuned for another post soon--you know, in about 1/2 hour. ;) Happy stamping! :)

Make My Monday: Diamonds & Flourishes

Hello, friends! Nice to see you for our last week of ROMANCE over at Make My Monday! This week we'd really love to see all those diamonds and flourishes that you have in your stash! Since Valentine's Day has gone and passed, I decided to use some non traditional colors for a "technical" Valentine.

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Here's what I came up with this week~


I gave this to my DH as part of his 14 Days of Valentines (I gave him one each day of February leading up to and including the actual day). Does it look manly, even with the diamonds and flourishes?!

I hope you decide to join in--I'd love to see what you have in your stash! And while you're at it, please stop by each DT's blog and leave some love. Happy stamping! :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Painstakingly made...

...with LOVE. That's right--LOVE. I created this card with LOVE. Only someone who truly loved crafting would have continued to make this card after all the amazing problems that arose while making it! I won't bore you with the details--let's just say this idea was in my head and it took 3 hours to come to fruition. But you know what? IT WAS WORTH IT!!!

Before we take a look at this card, taking care NOT to see any mistakes as, if they are mentioned, I shall cry, let me tell you about the challenges I'll be entering it into. Did you see that sentence? FOUR commas?! Wow, I'm in rare form...but AS USUAL, I digress. (I promise to try to work on it. TRY being the imperative term.)

Okay, CHALLENGES to enter this card into!!! I will be entering this into the Try It On Tuesday Anything Acetate challenge, this week's Moving Along With The Times Layers challenge (I've got many, many layers on this one) and into this week's CASE Study challenge, where Karola is our muse again! And her inspiration piece is AMAZING! I was inspired by her colors and by the idea of a frame.

Here is Karola's project~

Isn't it fabulous?! I LOVE the color she chose--pink, green, and purple. And the embellishments--especially the flowers. :) So, are you wondering what I've created with Karola's amazing project inspiration and with acetate?!

Here's my card~



Did you see the acetate? I created a "picture frame" card!!! The acetate is the "glass" of the frame. I've stamped the scroll work frame onto the acetate as well as the paper behind in order to create some dimension. Did you count the layers?! Including flowers, I have counted 7, but there could be more or less. I can barely see straight after 3 hours of painstakingly crafting this creation!

This card was made using my new favorite set--PTI's Simply Jane!!! As my faithful followers know, I received it as a Valentine's gift from my DH, and it has gotten a workout!!!

What do you think?! I love it. It took a TON of time, but I feel that it was really worth it and I think I'll make some more cards in this style when I have the time. Because, as we all know, practice makes perfect!

I can't wait to see the other creations for these two challenges, and hope you'll join us! Happy stamping!!! :)

52 CCT Embellishment Challenge #2

Hello, everyone! Are you ready for another fabulous 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge?! GOOD! Jacqueline has chosen an amazing embellishment choice for you this week! We're looking for stickers and/or rub-ons!!! :)

Here's the inspiration for ya~

My first card and details~

Aren't those snowmen darling?! I got a sheet of them (and those snowflakes you see in the sponged sky) at my favorite local craft store, Scrappin' Time, for $1.29!!! I placed the snowman stickers onto white cardstock and then cut them out and popped them up. :)

Okay, second card and details~

This one was soooo easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!! Papers layered on and then the rub-on sentiment punched out and placed in the middle. PRESTO! Insta-card! ;)

So, what will YOU create this week? I cannot wait to see! I hope you head on over to take a look at what Jacqueline's created this week--she's always got amazing creations! Merry stamping!!!