Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch on Wednesday

I find it kind of hard to do square cards for some reason :) Mostly because I do not do them much I guess..One of the challenges hosted by Vickie on our Weekly Christmas Card Challenge on SCS is to - create a square card, use lots of bling, and use the color pink somewhere on the card. This was from Feb 10th am just now getting to it. But still, it is another Christmas card done. So that is good.

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #234 for this card and the image is from GKD StampTV kit Holiday Cheer. Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - GKD Holiday Cheer and Holiday Sentiments Stamp set
Paper - PTI Hawaiian Shore, Rustic White and Raspberry Fizz Cardstock, Patterned Papers from Stash
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Gemstone embellishment

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hi Friends, It feels good to be creating cards and enjoying some good weather here in Texas. I used Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals for this card.

I did this card for
1) ColourQ Challenge #130A - I used this lighter green from GKD Called Green Apple, but it is showing up much lighter in the photograph.

2) I also used Retro Sketches #4 for this card.

3)I am also entering this card for Lily Pad's Flower Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper - PTI Hawaiian shores and Yellow CS, GKD White and Green Apple CS, PTI Raspberry Fizz Patterned Paper
Other - Nestabilities

Sunday, March 25, 2012

PTI March 2012 Blog Hop

Hello Friends, Happy Sunday. It has been a while since I participated in PTI Blog Hop. I just happen to love the colors in the inspiration photo this time and I was trying to figure out a card design for the Cas-ual Friday Challenge #45 - CAS Card using Pastels and Black and the PTI Inspiration image was perfect starting point.

I used PTI Background Basics: Chevron stripes and stamped it using Memento Summer Sky and Dandelion Inks. I do not have any PTI pastel inks yet. Then I stamped the sentiment from PTI 2012 Anniversary set Pretty Peonies in PTI Snow white Ink. The peony was again stamped in Memento Summer Sky ink. The card came together quite easily and will for sure try this with other color combinations. I tried embossing the sentiment in white, but somehow I always have trouble doing this. So, I left it with this white ink as is.

I was influenced by the color and chevron stripes in the PTI Inspiration image.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Background Basics: Chevron Stripes, PTI Pretty Peonies
Ink - Memento Summer Sky, Memento Dandelion and Memento Bamboo Leaves
Paper - PTI White and True Black Cardstock
Other - Uniball White Gel Pen

Saturday, March 24, 2012

You are Sew Lovely

I wanted to share this card that I did for March SFYTT by Jen Del Muro. I was in fact inspired by Jen's card that she did with a similar image.

I used the beautiful image from Lawn Fawn paper pierced the skirt. The beautiful news print flower with the button was a gift from my dear friend Sara.

I kept it simple and loved how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp - Lawn Fawn Sew Lovely stamp set
Paper - PTI White and Kraft card stock, Patterned Paper from Stash.
Ink - Memento black, PTI Chai Inking Cube
Other - Cuttlebug Textures Embossing folder, Beautiful Blooms by Sara,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flowery Thank You Card

2nd post for the day. Please click here or scroll down to see the Mothers Day Card for OWH - Part 2.

This is flowery Thank You card that I did for 3 Challenges,

1) For Hero Arts March Challenge of Fabulous Flowers.

2) I was browsing through some blogs and found these Retro Sketches and loved their Sketch #2.

3) Color Combination from colourQ #128

I used the Hero Arts and Sizzix Combination stamp set - Bold Pop Designs and the sentiment is also a Hero Arts. It was a free set that I got with my order (CL175).

I used PTI Background Basics Retro and stamped the image on PTI Spring Moss paper and layered it on some PTI New Leaf CS. I did not have Wild Wasabi CS, but did have the ink pad - so I used that to stamp the background image as well as the flowers. I wanted some green pearls, so I colored the white ones with some copics. I kind of like how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Background Basics Retro, Hero Arts Sizzix Stamp set Bold Pop Designs, Hero Arts Clear Thank you stamp set
Ink - SU Wild Wasabi, Memento Black, PTI Inking Cube Chai, Copics
Paper - PTI New Leaf and Spring Moss CS, SU Basic Grey CS, Recollections Ivory CS
Other - Fiskars Border Punch, Pearl Embellishments.

Mothers Day Card for OWH - Part 2

A quick post to show you the 2nd card that I did for OWH Mothers Day Mail.

I used the March Verve Viva la Verve - Week 2 sketch for my card and the colors are from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #122

I used the VERVE Sets Because of you (the main sentiment) and Happy Mothers Day sentiment is from VERVE Happy Verses.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Verve Because of You and Happy Verses
Paper - Basic Grey and MS Patterned Papers, SU Basic Grey and PTI White and Yellow CS
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Chai Inking Cube
Other - Nestabilities

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mothers day Card for OWH

I wanted to send a few Mother's day cards to OWH. The deadline is March 31st if you are interested. I was totally inspired by Susan's Mother's day card.

So here is first of my card for OWH,

I am entering this for Cas-ual Friday Challenge #43 - To create a card with sentiment as the Focal Point.

I also used Viva La Verve Sketch #1 for the Month of march for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Verve Making a Statement, VERVE Love Deepens
Paper - Making Memories and PTI Patterned Paper, PTI White and Autumn Rose Cardstock
Ink - Memento Desert Sand and Rosebud Ink
Other - Recollections Paper Roses, Nestabilities

Friday, March 09, 2012

Got Sketch Class - Week 2

I love Valerie's sketches. So, a quick share of my layout for the 2nd Week's sketch.

Loved this sketch and will for sure reuse it again. In retrospect, I would have put the peacock's picture down, so that the flags would have had an nice place as in the current placement the flags are kind of covering up the photo.

These are pictures from our Hawaii Trip in 2000 for our First Wedding Anniversary. Considering it was my anniversary on March 7th, it was fun doing this layout and to travel down the memory lane.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Studio Calico EPIC and Awesome Stamp sets
Ink - Memento Black
Paper - PTI, Stampin Up, Making Memories, Luxe Designs Patterned Paper (all from my stash), Coredinations card stock
Other - Vacation stickers from Stash, SU Scallop Border Punch, tooth pics, SU Circle Punches

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Jest for the Fun of it - CFC #41

CAS-ual Friday Challenge #41 - is Jest for the fun of it. To create cards that use Pun in your sentiment. I loved this challenge and kind of went overboard and created three cards for this challenge. I would have loved to create more, but then I knew time was running short and I needed time to photograph it and blog it as well. But I was late anyways and could have created few more cards while I was feeling creative.

So here are my cards,

1) Happy Bird-day - This image is from SU Pun Fun Stamp set. Love all the images in this stamp set. Made a simple CAS card.

2) You Light up my Life - I used the latest PTI Stamp set Lighten up for this card. I die cut the light stand and shade and kept it simple. This is also for the PTI Swap hosted by Steffie on SCS - for the masculine card category. I was inspired by a card on SCS, but I forgot to book mark it. Will edit the post to give her credit as soon as I can find it.

3) Thanks Sew Much - Last but not least is this Thank you card using "Many Happy Re-turns" stamp set from GKD Designed by Rupa Shevde. Love this stamp set. Not my best coloring on the sewing machine. But some how liked how this turned out. I used the patterned paper from Material Girl pack and love how these have sewing related stuff on the pages.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Lighten Up, GKD Many Happy Re-Turns, SU Pun Fun
Ink - Memento Black, Copics,
Paper - PTI White, Fine Linen, OA, PTI and Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper
Other - Ribbon from Stash, PTI Vintage Button, Nestabilities, PTI Lighten Up Die