Saturday, February 27, 2010

Heartfelt Thanks

So excited...have you heard? Lisa Johnson started "Poppy Seed Challenge" - I think it's a great concept, and I'm looking forward to take part in it regularly. My head is a little bit cloudy today - I've been battling a major cold ALL week, so I decided to combine two challenges together to save some time and energy (which this cold has totally drained me of), Lisa's and this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

Here's Poppy Seed Challenge #1:

Here's Mojo Monday 127:

And here's what I came up with:


I stamped the green panel in Tsukineko London Fog, using two different stamps from Papertrey Ink's "Life" set. For the middle diamond, I used another stamp from "Life", and stamped the flowers using Tsukineko Sage. Using a sentiment stamp from Verve, I stamped over the flowers in Tsukineko Jumbo Java. Added three rhinestones, and done....whew! I think I now deserve a nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup.

Stay well,
Trina

Card Recipe:  Heartfelt Thanks
Stamps:  Flower images - Papertrey Ink (Life); Sentiment - Verve Stamps
Ink:  Tsukineko London Fog, Sage, Jumbo Java
Paper:  Brazzill Basics
Other:  Yellow Rhinestones, Brown Ribbon






Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mojo Monday 126 - Be the Star that you are!

Hi everyone! I decided to post a card using this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Every Monday morning I head on over to that site to see the latest sketch, but I've never played along, until today. It's a great site for inspiration. Some days, ideas are just pouring out of me, and then there are those days when I so badly want to make something, but I'm not feeling the "mojo", and that's when I turn to http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/

Here's this week's sketch:



And here's my card:

I've been totally into this color combo lately...chocolate brown & forest green...it's so rich looking. It's also a great color combo when making a masculine card, which is not always the easiest thing to do.
Isn't that star stamp cute?! Did you notice all the little graphics within the star? I also incorporated more stars in the panel next to it by stamping the forest green cardstock with a cluster of little stars, in Tsukineko's Sage. Hopefully, the person getting this card won't check out this blog before he gets it.

Here's a closer look...I popped up the two graphics to give it a little more dimension.



That's it for now...have a good rest of the weekend.

Stay well,
Trina


Card Recipe: Mojo Monday 126 - Be the Star that you are!
Stamps:
"Be the Star that you are" - Inkadinkadoo (Sending Wishes); Star Cluster - Impression Obsession (Birthday cakes); Happy Birthday - Hero Arts (Birthday Messages)
Ink:
Tsukineko Tuxedo Black; Tsukineko Sage
Paper:
Bazzill Basics; K&K Co.
Other:
EK Success Boarder Punch; EK Success Circle Punch ; Fiskars Scallop Circle Punch









Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hello World!

Knock, Knock, Knock...anyone out there?  It's me, Trina.  Here I am, posting my first blog entry ever...kinda scarey, allowing all a little view into my life - but here it goes.  I didn't think I would ever do this, but I wanted a way to share my creations with my friends and family, and if I'm lucky, make a few friends along the way.

It all started with wanting to find a project I can do with my son...one that would teach him how to show kindness to others, as well as give him a better understanding of how fortunate he is.  What I found was the "Make a Child Smile Foundation" (www.makeachildsmile.org).  So...what initially started out as a little project of making homemade cards for kids, became a passion, a shopping addiction, as well as therapy for this busy working mother/wife/daughter- there was a whole new world out there, just waiting for me.  So...if you all don't mind, I would like to use this platform to share what I create along the way.

So, without further ado...here are some pictures of cards I've made.  As I get used to this format, I'll start to add the "recipe" for each card...enjoy!

This card I made for one of my nieces, for her 6th birthday.  It was soooo quick and easy to make!  Just a quick paper run through the Cuttlebug, a few punches, and voila!

And this one was made using stamps and buttons from Papertrey Ink...I love that company!!!  I think that the "Life" stamps are my all-time favorite...they are so versatile, as is the rest of their collection.

That's it for now...until next time...

Stay well,
Trina