Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for Papertrey Ink's Monthly Blog Hop!  I am so excited that I was able to get my card made in time!

This month's challenge was to design a card based on this inspirational photo:
I was inspired by the beautiful colors here, it reminded me of Ocean Tides . . . . so here is my card!

Sending Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Patterned Paper:  Stampin Up
Cardstock:  Ocean Tides, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Pumpkin Spice (Gina K Designs)
Accessories:  Ribbon, Ocean Tides and Melon Berry Ribbon (PTI); Orange Button (Michaels), Rhinestones (Imaginisce)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I can't wait to see what everyone else has created!  Have a wonderful week!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Card Camp--Week 4

Hello Everyone,

I was able to finish my card for the last week of camp just under the deadline!

And here is my card:

Oh Hoppy Day!
This card was really fun to make--it was my first time successfully adding polka dots with the Copic Colorless Blender, and the sky was make with blue ink and a distress sponge.
Stamps:  Boy Basics:  Frog Hop (PTI); Pond Pals (SNSS)
Ink:  Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky (Memento)
Cardstock:  Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Accessories:  Cricut (Elegant Edges), Buttons (PTI), twine, googly eyes

Thanks for stopping by!  


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop July 2011

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop!  The last two months I was unable to hop, out of town at just the right time each month, so I am happy to be back hopping again.  This month's theme is "Sending you Sunshine," so here is my attempt at what I think of in summer sunshine!

Sankari provided us with a great sketch:

I based my card on this sketch, but ended up tweaking it a little to work better for my card.

Sending You Sunshine
I just love ice cream in the summer (actually all year long, but we're supposed to be thinking about summer today!) :).

Stamps:  Sprinkled with Love, It's a Banner Day 2 (TE)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Cardstock:  Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Bitty Dots (PTI), Summer Days (Echo Park)
Accessories:  Chunky glitter (Doodlebug), Cricut, Copic Markers

My girls are off for the summer and played along as well:

Here is my daughter K's card:
Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Sweet Treats (TE)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Plum Pudding, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Bitty Dots (PTI), American Girl
Accessories:  Copic Markers

And my daughter J's card:
Life is Good!
She got this set for Christmas and just loves it!
Stamps:  Cuppie Beach Bum (TE)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Accessories:  Prima flowers, buttons (PTI), Copic Markers

Now, here are the rest of the hoppers:

Have a great time checking out everyone's wonderful creations! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a "Sunshine-y" Day! :)


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Card Camp-Kid's Gallery (Week 3)

Hi Everyone,

My daughter Kelli made this card over the weekend for the Summer Card Camp Week 3 colors and I am just now getting a chance to post it on the blog . . . .

Here is her card,

You're Beary Special

and here is the inside!

Stamps:  Beary Special (TE)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock:  Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (PTI), and some Bazzill
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Embossing

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Blog Waltz

Hello Everyone!

July 17th is Blog Waltz time with Waltzingmouse Stamps!  I have not been able to participate for the last few months, so I am very excited to be back!

This month's theme is Birthday Party!  Since my little nephew is having a birthday in September, I made my card with him in mind:

Driving by saying Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Half Pint Heroes (WMS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White (PTI); all others (my scrapbox :) )
Accessories:  Flocking (on the smoke, Doodlebug), Copic Markers, Cricut

My daughers wanted to play along as well . . .

My daughter Kelli's card:

Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Half Pint Heroes (WMS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Aqua Mist (PTI)
Cardstock:  Ocean Tides, Kraft, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Accessories:  Copic Markers

Can you tell we'll be really excited when Claire release Half Pint Heroines???

My younger daughter, Julie, decided to do two challenges at once and made her blog waltz card in the same colors as the Summer Card Camp:

Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Bountiful Basket Additions (WMS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock:  Fine Linen, Vintage Cream (PTI); misc.
Accessories:  Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by,  I personally can't wait to see all the wonderful cards on the waltz!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer Card Camp--Week 3

Hi Everyone,

I had a chance to play with this week's color combo for the Summer Card Camp, shown below:

I played with my border punch a bit, using a tiny bit of fluid chalk to bring out the embossed stitches. I ended up needing two extra colors to finish out Cocoa the mouse and his apple, but otherwise, here is my card!

First Day of School
Stamps:  Autumn Lovin' Cocoa (SNSS); First Day (SU)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock:  Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI); Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  PTI
Accessories:  Brads (MM), Copic Markers, Buttons & Twine (PTI), Border Punch, Cricut

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer Card Camp--Week 2

Hi Everyone,

I couldn't let my kids have all the fun making cards, now could I?  So here is my card using this week's colors:

Hello There
I had a lot of fun with this card playing with the two different color inks for the stems of the flowers!

Stamps:  Botanical Silhouettes, Tag-its #1 (PTI)
Ink:  Summer Sunrise (PTI), Tangelo, Ladybug, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock:  Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Accessories:  Embossing (Cuttlebug), Misc. ribbon, rhinestones (Taylor's Tiny Twinkles), Chalking

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by next week to see Week 3's color combination!


Summer Card Camp--Kid's Gallery Part 3

Hi Everyone,

Kelli has one more card to share with you this week for Summer Card Camp!  From this week's extra color combos, she chose the one with yellow, red, black, grey, and light grey.
Here is her card:
Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Boy Basics:  Rock On (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, London Fog (Memento); Riding Hood Red (Stampin Up)
Cardstock:  Lemon Tart (PTI)
Accessories:  Ribbon (Stampin Up); Red Glitter (Michaels)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Summer Card Camp--Kid's Gallery Part 2

Hi Everyone!

My daughter Kelli also wanted to participate in the Summer Card Camp this week!  Her first card uses this week's colors as well:

And here is her card!

Stamps:  Birthday Tags 2011 (PTI)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock:  Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Co'ordinations for the red
Misc.:  Balloon die (Sizzix), Nestabilities, Limitless Labels (PTI), Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Copic Markers

Thanks for visiting!


Summer Card Camp--Kid's Gallery

Hello Everyone!

It feels like it has been such a long time since I've been able to post--our schedules were just so busy at the end of the school year!  But it is summer time now and we are all ready to craft!

First up is a card by my daughter Julie.  We are participating in the Online Summer Card Camp 2011 and having so much fun!  My girls were so excited when Jennifer posted that there would be a Kid's Gallery.   Julie used the color combo for week 2:

Here is Julie's card:


Stamps:  Moka Lani (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Memento, Colorbox Fluid Chalk
Cardstock:  Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White, True Black, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Accessories:  Buttons, Prima Flowers, Cricut Paper Dolls Cartridge

Thanks for visiting!