Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Pretty Lantern

Opps, woke up and still thought it was Wednesday...yes, it has been a crazy week! So I am bit late in posting this but I really love this week's MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge - it is Luau Casual Tables and the pictures are soooo fun:

Here is my card:

I used the MFP Lanterns and Lots of Words sets.

I sure you hope you will be inspired by these pictures and come join us this week.


Monday, July 21, 2014

A Bee!

This week's Squigglefly Challenge is round cards. I adore round easel cards!

I used the Busy Bee image from Bonita Jones. Bee images are so popular right now and this one is so versatile. I sponged some TH Distress ink on a Crafter's Workshop stencil. Then I sponged on some watercolor paint as well. Added a really fun button I have been hoarding for awhile and a bit of ribbon. Can't wait to give this one away!!!

Come join in the challenge. I you need a Squigglefly image, there are lots of free ones in the store.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Some Dolphins, flowers, and some trees

Got lots of playtime the last few days so I did a few more pages in Allie's Freshmen scrapbook and did a couple of SCS challenges.

For Case File #131 at CSI:

Allie's pictures with a dolphin were just too fun to scrap. For evidence, I used brads, asterisks (made with staples), wet medium (stickles applied using a water drop stencil), animal accents. The testimony was journaling using dialogue and journaling about an outdoor activity. I used the colors in the challenge and the sketch but I twisted the sketch up a bit.

The Inspiration Challenge on SCS this week involves the Country Curtains site and here is my card inspired by some Swiss Dot Curtains:

Also on SCS I played in the Mixed Media challenge which is about patches/scraps/patchwork. I used some leftover burlap and some scraps from a recent project to make a fun little tree. I know it isn't really patchwork but it is close as I cut a bunch of little circles of fabric and twisted them up and glued them down.

Lastly, I cased This gorgeous card done by my friend Katie (Mattsgirl on SCS) who was the Queen for the Day this week:

I used the new MFP Coneflowers set.

Fun couple of days!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Luau Take Out

This week's MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge (#72)is Food for the Luau - yum,yum!

I went with the colors and shapes in picture #1 and #2:

I used the new MFP set called Chinese Take Out and my sentiment is from the MFP Glad Glads set. I see all kinds of cards in my future with this Chinese take out set - I love those fortune cookies and the box and sticks are so fun!

There are all kinds of possibilities with these challenge pictures - cards with toothpicks (drop by and see Shirley's toothpick card), fruit, colors, shapes, watermelon inspired cards - I could make another 20 cards! Come join us.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Fun Little Window

This week's MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge has some super fun pictures:

This is my card:

I used MFP's Lanterns, Pretty Pears (flowers), and Glad Glads (sentiment). Hope you will come join us and show us how these fun pictures inspired you!

I also put this in the WT487 challenge on SCS which is to use at least three different textures on your card and I have used fabric texture in the bg paper, embossing on the window box and window, smooth texture on the card base, and rough/ridged texture on the sprigs in my flower box.


Monday, July 7, 2014

A Scrappy Card

The Squigglefly challenge this week is to make a card using scraps - how fun is that! I decided I would make a card made entirely from scraps - the base and every single other part of it. No coloring and no embellishments. I used Dizzy Gal by Sandra Caldwell.

This was so fun, I made another card with scraps too (this image is by James Horvath and is called Cow Fisherman):

Squigglefly added three new artists this month: Norma Burnell, Tam Hess, and Angela Charles. Check out their images - you will love their styles!

Hope you will join us in the challenge and use up some of your scraps. Hugz!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Gem-filled Heart, Some Flowers, A Haunted Train, and Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun. With the extra time off, I was able to get a few extra cards made so I had a great weekend!

The Haunted Design House challenge this time is inspired by some ethereal photos and they inspired me to make this card:

The Inspiration Challenge at SCS was a Pinterest board and it was full of fun button creations. I made two cards based on THIS and THIS picture:

The Featured Stamper at SCS is nancyt and she has a darling gallery. I made two cards for that challenge as well based on THIS card and THIS card: