Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines Through the Folded Gate

We have a new twist to our blog hop this week ... to use a different kind of fold other than the traditional side or bottom open card.  Well, that wasn't the issue for me this week to select which fold I wanted to use, but once I selected the fold, I couldn't think of what to do with it.

The colors this week are summery to me .. and the greens are so pretty.  Normally, I try and use all the colors in the pallet, but this week, I only chose a few.

First, let me start with the photograph and color pallet we had to work with.  Joni selected this one, and I must say, it's pretty.

So what do you think?  Don't they remind you of a warm, summer day?  I thought so ... and although I didn't make a card with veggies on it like I wanted to, this is what I came up with:

Paper:  whisper white, pistachio pudding dsp, pistachio pudding
Ink:  pistachio pudding, real red, blushing bride, garden green
Stamp Sets:  I like you (hostess); from my heart
Accessories:  decorative dots EF, ovals collection framelits, basic pearls

I hope you arrived here from Carol's blog, and if you didn't, make sure you hop on back to see what she made for you this week.  Then after you've visited her blog, don't forget to hop right on forward to Joni's blog.  After all, Joni selected this week's feature pallet.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you again next week.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Scalloped Border Rosey Flower Frenzie

Welcome back to our blog hop this week.  The color combination for this challenge was selected by me, as I love pinks, rose, corals, etc.  Actually, I love just about any color ... but for some reason, the photograph spoke to me.  It reminded me of summer and pink lemonade, so I went to work trying to come up with a design that fit with my thoughts.  Unfortunately, what I wanted to do, I didn't have the materials to do it ... I was thinking of making a card using the shaving cream technique.  I only had shaving cream that was gel, not foam.  Oh phooey!

So, I decided to make the next best thing.  I saw some designs that Pootles from the UK did and put my own spin on it.  Here is the color combination for this week, the photograph that I love, and of course, my design.

Paper:  cherry cobbler, crisp cantaloupe, whisper white, so saffron
Ink:  rose red, crisp cantaloupe, cherry cobbler
Stamp Sets:  gorgeous grunge, work of art, petite petals, tiny tags
Accessories:  petite petals punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, large scallop edgelit, gold sequin trim, basic pearls

Did you stop by to check out Carol's card this week?  I sure hope you do because she loves participating in our blog hops and she does a fabulous job.  Also, don't forget to check out Joni afterward.  She's always on it, and I'm sure she had her design figured out a week ago.  

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration this week .. please stop by each week to see what we'll have for your next.  And please don't hesitate to visit my blog every day for postings.  Although I may not post as often as I usually do, it's only because I'm creating cool things for my swaps at convention.  Stay tuned ... you'll be glad you did.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Father's Day, Chuck

Since my sister was hosting a BBQ at her house for our father and her husband and his family, I thought it fitting to make Chuck a Father's Day card too.  He's a hunter, however, I didn't have anything that I could make with a hunting theme, so I decided to use the colors my sister likes - southwestern theme, and used the mosaic madness and gorgeous grunge stamp sets to make this card.  Check it out!

And there you have it.  Fun and easy.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

It's so nice to be able to spend Father's Day with my dad.  He is 87 years young - still drives, and spry and ever.  I'm so fortunate to have him, and I just don't know what I would do without him.

Since he loves BBQs, and of course, today, we're having one at my sister's house, I made this card for him.  I love punch art, and this one came out really cute.

I know he will like the card.  He loves when I make him cards - and so I can't wait to see his face when he opens it up.  I got a nice little gift card to go with the card too.

Happy Father's Day, dad.  I love you!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Something A Little Victorian

I've been having a heck of a time with my computer lately.  I couldn't add pictures that I would save to my desktop, and when I tried getting help, my computer had to restart and then corrupted the program I was accessing (that was fixing my computer), and so I'm left with I don't know what.  I'm, beginning to HATE computers anymore.  Of late, I seem to have so many issues and it takes days and long hours to fix.  Something just isn't right, don't you agree?

Well, the good news is that I managed to save my photograph for this week's blog hop, and that's all that matters for now.

This week's challenge was to use the following colors:

The photograph we used for inspiration is:


I sat down at my work space and pulled out the card stock of the colors we are to use and looking at the photograph, I new what I wanted to do.  So ... here's what I created, using the inspiration above:

Paper:  very vanilla, perfect plum, sahara sand
Ink:  perfect plum, blushing bride, soft sky, pool party, garden green
Stamp Set:  so very grateful
Accessories:  delicate designs EF, large scallop edgelit, crochet lace ribbon, basic pearls

Have you been following the blog hop so far?  Where have you been?  I hope you stopped to see Carol's pretty creation this week, and if not, please do so.  And of course, our Joni always participates in the blog hop too and she's one of those that always has her creations completed way ahead of time.  I try, but usually by Sunday, I'm sitting with my thinking cap on and come up with something to make.

I hope you'll stop back again next week.  I haven't been posting every day like I usually do because I'm crazy busy making my swap cards for Convention this July in Salt Lake City, UT.  I'm excited.  This will be my 3rd year attending.  I LOVE it.  Wait until you see the beautiful cards I bring home from there.  Whoo Hoo!  

Take care, and as always, leave me a comment.  I love to hear from you.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Cut-out Kindness

Welcome back to our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop this week.  Our challenge was to use the following colors, and the added piece was to do a cut-out.  Here are the colors...

And this is the photograph we used for inspiration...

Doesn't the picture look like an orange creamsicle or something yummy to eat?  These colors are pretty together, and now I'll show you what I made from the colors:

Paper:  very vanilla, crumb cake
Ink:  crumb cake, so saffron, crushed curry, pumpkin pie, tangerine tango
Stamp Sets:  from the heart, secret garden
Accessories;  print pretty EF (retired), secret garden and deco labels framelits, basic pearls

Now that you've seen what I've made, I hope you stopped at Carol's blog first, and then, Joni's creation is waiting for you next.  

Thank you for stopping by this week.  Hope to see you again next week ... 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sympathy for Friends

The month of May was a time for sympathy cards.  A woman in my women's group lost her step-father, with no advance warning, and that was very sad.  We, as a group, got a card for her, but I wanted to make one myself, so this is what I made for her:

In keeping with the same theme, a co-worker lost his wife who battled with a rare cancer and lost that battle, leaving a young daughter and husband behind.  It was an agonizing time during her battle with the horrible disease, and it's so sad that after trying for many years to bear a child, Toni and her husband, Paul had a beautiful little girl named Zophia.  Toni didn't get to spend much time with her little girl because the disease caught hold of her quickly and most of Zophia's life was helping to care for her very ill mother.  I made this card for them:

Sometimes simple says it best - there's not much else to say.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Challenge

One of the challenges we had over the Memorial Day weekend was to design or CASE parts of a sample card and see what everyone could come up with.  Here is what the sample looked like:

Here is what I created from the sample above:

I liked the way it turned out, and I can also see using this for the 4th of July, don't you think?

Hope you like it and see you tomorrow!