Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blessed - April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Here's another fabulous Stamp of the Month Set from Close to my Heart.

If you're following the hop and you came here from Laurie's Blog, you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to see more fabulous artwork from loads of other consultants, thewn you can continue from here and when you return here, you woulod have seen them all. Just click on the link at the end of this post to go to the next person on the list.

If you want a complete list of participants, you can find them on Helen's Blog.

I used Sophia paper pack and Hollyhock, sweetleaf, gardengreen and goldrush ink pads.
The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Now hop on over to Kami's Blog to see her fabulous artwork

Monday, March 28, 2011


Inside of the card
I've been working on some cards for the auction for Operation Smile Charity at Leadershare and since this is also made for a Sketch Challenge I need to post it.

The inspiration for this card came from the sketch challenge at Creative Sketches.
Along with the sketch, is also the theme of Celebrations. I chose not to specify the celebration since the card will be auctioned off, but you can tell it's celebrating a special person.

The paper pack is the Wings Creative Basics. I just love the colors in this paper pack and the ribbon included in the pack is GORGEOUS!!!

The stamp set is called Sophia and comes in the Sophia Workshop on the Go.
The colors used are Cocoa, Juniper and Sweetleaf.
I used the Juniper Bigger Brads and matching Juniper Embroidery Floss for the Hans Stitching.

Other Challenges for this card:
Anything Goes - Make your own
Truly Scrumptious - Tag It! 
Lili of the Valley - Punch It!
Paper Play - Distrressing
Sketches in Thyme - Open challenge but must use a sketch
StampInsanity - Punch it out
The ABC Challenge - Q is for Quilting/Sewing
Crafty Creations - In Stitches
For Fun Challenges - Flowers & Use sentiment as focal point
Freshly Brewed - 2 or more embellishments
Tellen's Place - Lots of Texture
The Paper Variety - Stamped Image, Card, Scallops

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sensational Season

I hope you all are enjoying the nStamp of the Month Blog Hop. The hop is in the post after this one. This is the third card that I didn't get finished in time to get a good picture of it. I couldn't scan it because of the big flower on it. 

The inspiration for this card started with a sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping. OK, so I got carried away and didn't keep it clean and simple. I guess that's just not my style. I sometimes don't know when to stop.

My card is 5" x 7" and was made eusing the Miracle Paper Pack. I just love the blues and greens in this pack.  I stamped the sentiment, bunny and basket from the Sensational Season Stamp of the month. Clear embossed all & Colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out.

The flower was made with 6 scalloped circles made with the new CTMH 2" Punch. The leaves are from a Sizzix die.

The Hand Stitching was done with Colonial White Embroidery Floss and I added a light Green Sparkle in each corner, And a Sweetleaf bow in the corner.

Then to top it off and add a little more sparkle, I added the Glitz Gel to the tips of the flower and the eggs.

Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
All Sorts - Make your own flowers
Crazy for Challenges - Use flowers
Crafty Catz - Friendship
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Felling Green
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing
Paper Cutz - Spring
Paper Garden - Spring
Patties Creations - Make own embellishment
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
CCEE - Distressing
Pals Paper Arts - Scallops (flower)
Paper Play - Sentiments as focal point
The Paper Variety - Stitching