Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happiness is ...

Happy Sunday everyone..... Here is my card that I made for three challenges. On Splitcoast Stampers - Angella D. Crockett is this weeks featured stamper (angelladcrockett), I also did the Ways to Use it challenge - love of lace. I used this weeks Our Creative Corners sketch for my layout. Here is the beautiufl card of Angella's that I cased.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up - Happy Harmony set. I versamarked the sentiment and then embossed it using the burgundy colour. Reverse masked sentiment and sponged on gold metallic ink. The pretty flower paper is from Basic Grey - Porcelain line. The rose and cream coloured shimmery card stock is from Recollection - gemstone. The gold metallic paper is from The Paper company. Used the ticket corner punch from Stampin up.

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Happy stamping and creating..

Hugs.. Pat

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Go Canada Go

Go Canada Go.... I am making this mini chipboard album for my sister (Valerie-Raye) for her birthday.... It is going to be a little late - but I believe she is going to love it. This works for the colour challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers - to use colours from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic symbol - colour challenge #CC259. I chose to use red and blue - my desert option was gold.

I love this picture of my Mother and Sister - they are both great big Hockey fanatics - this picture was taken just last week.... I will fill the album with pictures of my sister and some of her family members, all with the maple leaf symbol or has something to do with hockey....

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Happy stamping and creating.

Hugs... Pat

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Framed Native Art

Happy Saturday.... here is a card I made earlier this week.... I made this for the Splitcoast Stampers colour challenge, the Dirty Dozen Fan Club challenge - masculine and Mothermarks Teapot Tuesday challenge.

Here is the story to the Teapot Tuesday challenge.... I wanted to bring Abner the Abominable snowman some artwork to hang on this snow cave wall - to give him a little bit of colour.
I used two colours from the colour challenge - blue and red - black is my neutral colour.

The native art whale image is from "My Heart Stamps for You" - Alaska. Coloured image with Stampin Up markers... cut out image and layered over white panel.

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Happy Stamping and creating.

Hugs... Pat

Monday, February 22, 2010

Punched & Pieced Easter Chick

This cute card was for Splitcoast Stampers Monday Challenge - punched/pieced card/project. Use punches or die cuts, plus you may use stamps. I saw this cute chicky card in HamiltonGals gallery and she saw it in LaurieF's.
I used Cuttlebug dies and spellbinder dies to make my cute little card. Sponged edges with Summer sun and daubed on Pretty in pink for the cheeks. Sanded edges of large scallop.

I will make a few more of these for my Grand daughters for Easter.....

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Happy Stamping and Creating.

Hugs... Pat

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chicky Friends

Happy Sunday everyone.... I haven't stamped in a week - so I have combined three challenges in my card... The featured stamper, limited supply and Teapot Tuesday challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers.. Today's featured stamper is Judi Rose (aka JovialJudi) - she has an awesome gallery - so check please make sure to check it out. The limited supply challenge LSC260 was to use a border punch and ribbon and for the Teapot Tuesday challenge they were headed to New Orleans - check out Mothermarks story here on what is happening and what we need to do.

Here is Judi's card that I cased - called "Stampingbellas". She used four stamping Bella's, I used four Party Hardy Chicks -- they are down on Bourbon Street in New Orleans - taking in the festivities.

My fun image is from Penny Black - called "Chicky Night". I water coloured the image with Stampin Up Reinkers. Used Stampin Up Water Colour Minis to make the grass and flowers and their new scalloped border punch. DP is from DCWV - Sweet Matstack. I purchased the sweet little ribbon and pearl flowers from a Fabric store - I added the green ribbon for the leaves. Pink textured card stock is from Paper Co - colour is peppermint.

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Happy Stamping and Creating.

Hugs... Pat

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hello Springtime

Here is a card I made for today's Splitcoast Stampers clean and simple challenge - CAS54 Wishing for Spring. This also qualifies for the challenge over at Our Creative Corner - Something old that is new.

I have never used the butterfly stamp - have had it for about 4 years now. The flower is from Hero Arts - Profile Blossoms - last time it was used was in March of 2008. Flowers were water coloured using Stampin Up reinkers. Used white gel pen on the stamen. Matted image panel with Barely Banana and Pink cardstock. Sewed edges. Stamped the butterfly twice and layered over the other. Added pink 1/2 pearls to it's body. Applied Diamond Stickles to the flower centers and butterfly wings. Base card is a textured white card stock 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Image panel is popped up.

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Happy stamping and creating.

Hugs... Pat

House Mouse #63 - Multifold card

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone - Christine issued this weeks challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog - we are to make a multi fold card - any size or shape with more than one fold.

This week we have a sponsor "Scrapbook Store at Your Door" - the prize is a Gruffie image "All warm and furry" plus a 6x6 BG Nook and Pantry paper pad. To be eligible for this weeks prize please follow the challenge and the entry rules in the HMF side bar.

I chose to make mine a Tri-shutter card. Here is the link on Splitcoast Stampers for a tutorial.
Below is a closeup of the first panel - image is "Don't crack under Pressure".
Below is a close up of the middle panel image - called " Easter surprise".
Below is a close up of the last panel - image is called "This eggs for you".
I used three House Mouse images on my tri-shutter card. "Don't crack under pressure", Easter surprise" and "This eggs for you" plus the sentiment. I coloured the images with Prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. I clear embossed all the eggs. The image with the mouse juggling the eggs was stamped twice. I cut out the the mouse and eggs for one image and layered over top base image. I coloured three more eggs to place on the center image panel. Added the pink bunny brad. I made the polka dot dp, used Stamping Up Itty Bitty background stamp with Pale Plum and Sage Shadow inks. Sponged all the edges of plaid dp and polka dot dp. Matted all panels with lilac and sewed edges. Attached the flower brads to top center panel. Used SU scalloped border punch on two vertical side panels...
I hope you will be able to join us at House Mouse and Friends Challenge blog.. please check out what the other talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by,Happy stamping.

Hugs - Pat

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be My Valentine

Happy Sunday Everyone.... Here is my card for Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper Challenge - FS158, SCS Ways to Use it - odds are, Crazy 4 Challenges C4C23 - Red and for Totally Stampalicous - use hearts.

Here is the card of Laurie's that I cased "A girl only turns 18". Please take a look at Laurie's "HamiltonGal" fabulous gallery - full of beautiful works of art.
The cute Glam Kitty stamp I used is from Totally Stampalicous - check out their other fun stamps...
It is getting late and I am tires, so will be back tomorrow to finish my write up.
Thanks for stopping by..
hugs - Pat

Friday, February 12, 2010

CAS - Thinking of You (Spring CAS DT call)

There is a call out for the "Spring Clean and Simple (CAS) design team on Splitcoast Stampers". We were to pick two CAS challenge cards from Dec. 2009 until now, plus two CAS non CAS challenge cards and then pick one CAS previous challenge and make a new card. This is my new card.

When I arrived home from work yesterday there was some happy mail - I won this cute stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called "Everyday Jar-gon". I couldn't wait to use this set - this is what I came up with for my NEW CAS card. I use used the CAS26 challenge - to use stitching - real or faux. I stamped my images (first the jar, next the flowers and then the bee) onto water colour paper with Stazon Jet black, Coloured with markers and SU reinkers. Matted image with gingersnap and barely banana paper. Stamped the sentiment onto white panel, Matted with barely banana. Sewed all edges. Image panel is popped up. Added Diamond stickles to the flower centers and bees wings.
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Happy stamping and creating
Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Framed Iris's

Happy Tuesday everyone... I combined several challenges in this one card. Today's Splitcoast Stampers colour challenge (chocolate chip, sage shadow, really rust or dusty durango) and last weeks Limited supply challenge - I've been framed. Mojo Mondays sketch challenge #125, Mothermarks Tuesday Teapot challenge, Double Dog Dare - frame it, SCS Dirty Dozen January Monthly Theme - floral, feminine and flirty.

I stamped the Iris's from Stampin Up "Long Stemmed Flowers" set. Water coloured with SU really rust, sage shadow and summer sun reinkers. I stamped the Medallion using sage shadow on white card stock. Cut around the bottom section and sponged edges. I cut out the center of the medallion with circle spellbinder. Placed a piece of acetate behind cutout. Cut out the chocolate chip scalloped frame and popped it up. Attached the Sage ribbon on top and lower sections of the circle. Placed the flowers behind medallion panel. I used the SU topnote die to make the sage shadow reverse scallop at the bottom of the medallion. Put the textured checked dp behind medallion panel. Matted with chocolate chip. Sewed edges. Made the bow/brad embellishment and attached. Assembled the panels behind image panel.

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Happy Stamping and creating..

Hugs. Pat

Monday, February 8, 2010

You Wind Me Up

Here is my hubby's Valentine's Day card.... It qualifies for today's CAS challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers - to be inspired by Candy Crates Retro Candy Store - mine was this cute Tin Toy Robot. It also works for Our Creative Corners challenge - to make a masculine Valentine card and Crazy 4 Challenges - to make a Valentine card.

I used this cute robot and sentiment from Recollections - robot set. Water coloured the robot and cut him out. I made the planet that he is standing on - ran it through the CB and the white panel (Swiss dot folder). Punched out the hearts. Matted white panel with real red, sewed edges.

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Happy stamping and creating.

Hugs... Pat

Thinking of You - CAS

Happy Monday everyone... Here is a quick card I made yesterday - my second card for the Featured Stamper challenge FS157 at Splitcoast Stampers.. Here is the card of Barbara Anders (Bar) that I cased.

I inked up my Paisley embossing folder with whisper white in, then put the creamy caramel panel in the folder - ran through the cuttlebug. Note: I only ran part of the panel through the bug - left the bottom portion blank - to stamp my sentiment on. Matted panel with chocolate chip. Punched a strip of chocolate chip with my Stampin Up scalloped border punch. Attached the brown gingham ribbon. Sewed edges with brown thread. Pierced holes in the scallops. Stamped on my sentiment (Fiskars - Just Between Friends) - pierced the two lines in front of the sentiment. Made my bow and star button embellishment. Attached bow to card. Popped up panel over top of Creamy Caramel base card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

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Happy stamping and creating,

Hugs - Pat

Sunday, February 7, 2010

FS157, A Sunny Hello

Happy Superbowl Sunday Everyone..... Today over at Splitcoast Stampers it is the Featured Stamper Challenge - one of my very favourite challenges... Barbara Anders aka "Bar" is the FS today. Here is her adorable card that I cased called "Hi, it's me".

I coloured this adorable Magnolia image (Tilda with Sunflower) with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Matted image with pomegranate and old olive. Base card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white c/s. I love the paisley dp (Heidi Grace - foiled paisley) and the gingham dp. Matted the dp with old olive. Added the ribbon and old olive strip. I punched out the lower portion of the old olive center strip with Stampin up border punch. All edges were sponged with SU Rose red and stitched. Added the pink square brads and the ribbon bow and button embellishment. Main image panel is popped up.

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Happy stamping and creating,

Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Howdy Friend

Happy Tuesday.... I created this card for Splitcoast Stampers colour challenge #CC256 - crushed curry, bravo burgundy and basic grey, plus Mothermark (Cindy's) Teapot Tuesday challenge and Our Creative Corner challenge - Music. Here is Cindy's Teapot Story.
The teapot ladies are off to California to help Alicia's little brother Curt - to encourage him in his career as a stunt cow or help him find another career more suited to his small stature.
I have found this cute little singing cowboy "Kyle" to give Curt some singing lessons. I figure if he gets good enough - he may even try out for American Idol.

I received this cute little cowboy image from a good friend "Pat Smethers" - it is made by Sutter Enterprises. I water coloured the image and cut it out. Tied on the little piece of string. Base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. I stamped a 5" square piece of grey card stock with paisleys and flowers with black ink. Next I dotted the paisley's and flowers and drew in some lines - this is called the Faux Bandana technique. I cut the square into 4 smaller squares, matted with white, burgundy and crushed curry. I layered a piece of vellum over top and sewed edges. Next I stamped another piece of vellum with the desert scene (Local King Rubber Stamp) using Stazon jet black, I tore the upper and lower edges, next I tore 3 more strips of vellum, sponged all edges with black and layered over top of base panel. Sewed edges. Stamped the "Howdy" sentiment three times across the bottom. I had these two wooded cactus and the silver skull hardware in my stash... I glued on cactus and attached the skull (Has prongs on the back of it). Popped up the cowboy image - finished... I am very happy with how this turned out...
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Happy Stamping and creating.
Hugs - Pat

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy hello

I made these two Clean and Simple cards for the CAS #52 challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. A sketch challenge - were were to be inspired by this cute card by kmahany.

For the "Happy Hello" card - the flower and sentiment are from Fiskars - "Just between Friends". I first stamped the flower in Summer Sun and then rock n rolled it into Pumpkin Pie ink. Cut out the flowers and attached the bright yellow buttons. I just purchased the large scalloped "ek success" embossed curve edger punch today from Michael's (used my 50% discount coupon). I cut a smaller white panel and placed my flowers and ribbon onto it. Popped up the panel. The sentiment is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink... I am very happy with how this one turned out.

For the "oh HAPPY day! card - I stamped the flower/square image (Kolette Hall $1.50 stamp) with stazon jet black ink. I turned the stamp in three different directions. Water coloured the square with Blush Blossom ink, coloured the flower with Prisma colour pencil crayon - terra cotta and blended with gamsol. Added the 1/2 black pearls. The textured gingham paper is from DCWV - Farmers Market. I cut a strip of Blush Blossom and used my Stampin Up scalloped border punch across the bottom, layered gingham over- top. Stamped sentiment (Fiskars - Just between Friends) with Stazon Jet Black ink. Made and little black satin bow and glued on. I pleased with this one as well.

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Happy stamping and creating.
Hugs - Pat

Happy Monday everyone.... It's a new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Blog - it is America's turn to issue the challenge... She has chosen "Love" as the theme - since Valentine's Day is nearly here. Just make a card or project that is LOVE related - make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image if you are uploading to the challenge blog.

Here is my take on the challenge. I used this adorable House Mouse image is called "With all my Heart".

I decided to make a matching candy holder to hold the cinnamon hearts and Sweet Note candies.
How I made the card - I coloured the adorable image with prisma colour pencil crayons. The scalloped frame is Stampin Up chocolate chip - I used the scalloped rectangle Spellbinder and a smaller plain rectangle and cut out the middle of it, layered over image. Sewed edges. The base card is 5" x 6 1/2". I used the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge # SC265 for my layout. The red heart rectangle panels are 1 3/4" by 4". Placed the I love you dp over chocolate chip card stock and zig zag stitched edge. Placed the 3 heart rectangles over top and stitched on. I used the Martha Stewart heart border punch to make the strip across the middle and then layered ribbon over top. House Mouse image is popped up with dimensionals. Next I applied Diamond stickles to the candy hearts and the hearts on the red rectangle panels.

How I made the candy holder. I coloured the sweet little House Mouse image "Be Mine Heart and Sole" with prisma colour pencil crayons. Punched out with tag punch, sponged edges with chocolate chip in. I cut a strip of designer paper 2 1/2" x 12", scored at 4 1/2", 6" and 10 1/4". Used scalloped border punch on the 1 3/4" section. Punched out a 2 1/2" piece of chocolate chip to place under dp scalloped edge. I used an oval Spellbinder to cut out the oval on the dp for the window. Made a bow and ribbon and tag to top of candy holder with brad. I used a piece of Velcro for my closure.

Stamps - House Mouse - With all my heart, Be mine heart and sole
Paper - Whisper white, Chocolate Chip, My Minds Eye - I Love You , K&C Company - Sweet Talk
Ink - Stazon Jet black
Accessories - sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Prisma colour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, Diamond Stickles, pop dots, Martha Stewart heart border punch, ribbon, mat pack, Stampin Up scalloped border punch, Tag punch, cellophane bag, candy,sponge, Velcro
Please make sure to hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends block to see what all the very talented Design Team Members have come up with to inspire you... I hope you will join us.

Thanks for stopping in,
Happy Stamping and Creating

Hugs - Pat