Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Here are some challenges I participated in this week, as well as some Father's Day cards.

When I saw this week's "Tuesday Trigger: Rainbow Bright", I instantly thought "WOW"...lots of color - not something I'm used to, but hey, let's have some fun...and here's what I came up with:

This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is "Color Blocking"...I confess, I had a hard time with this.  I just really didn't know how I was going to use Color Blocking, and still have a CAS card.  Here's what I finally came up with.
And we can't forget about Father's Day.  Here are some cards for the men in my life.

Live well,

Card Recipe: Tuesday Trigger: Rainbow Bright
Stamps: Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Pink Grapefruit, Mango Madness, Key Lime, Spring Pansy, Sea Breeze (Tsukineko)

Card Recipe: CAS-ual Fridays #7
Stamps: Fillable Frame #5 (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Stamper’s Select White, True Black, Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black Breeze (Tsukineko)
Other: Die (Papertrey Ink); Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Card Recipe: Happy Father’s Day – Polka Dot Sails
Stamps: Men of Life (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Pattern Paper (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Night Sky, Jumbo Java (Tsukineko)

Card Recipe: Grandpa, you are dino-mite
Stamps: Men of Life, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Fillable Frames #5 (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Other: Die, Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)

Card Recipe: Happy Father’s Day – Sailing
Stamps: Men of Life, Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Stamper’s Select White, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Thatched Straw, Red Magic, Jumbo Java, Cloud White (Tsukineko)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Make It Monday #19: Rock and Roll Technique

Hello - I love, love, love Papertrey Ink, so I really don't know why it's taken me so darn long to join in on the fun, and try out their "Make It Monday" challenges.  Their latest challenge is to create a project using the "Rock and Roll" technique, as demonstrated by Lisa Johnson here.

I really love this color combo, and I so happen to see that Nichole at Papertrey Ink use almost the same combo in today's posting.
And...I must say that I'm also absolutely crazy in love with their Anniversary Set, "Botanical Silhouettes".  So much creativity packed in this set - thank you Papertrey Ink!

Live well,

Card Recipe:  Make It Monday #19: Rock and Roll Technique - Best Wishes
Stamps:  Botanical Silhouettes (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  London Fog, Tuxedo Black, Tea Leaves (Tsukineko)
Other:  Ribbon

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I'm a busy girl...

What a weekend...husband out of town, me, with very BAD sinusitis and an ear infection, left to defend myself with two kids, soccer try-outs, and a dance recital...WHEW!  And in between the craziness - the only thing that kept me going - my paper and ink therapy...aahhhhh.

Here's what I've been working on...

For some reason, I was having such a hard time with this color combo.  I tried and tried to come up with something, but that darn turquoise kept throwing me off - so I let it sit, and came back to it in the morning, with a fresh cup of coffee, and finally...the mojo was there...

This one was a fun challenge.  I decided my tic-tac-toe would be Emboss, Dies, and Buttons.

And yet another another...

And before I sign's a picture of my little peanut at her recital.

That's all for now - have a great week!
Live well,
Card Recipe:  Embellish Challenge - Just a Note
Stamps:  Botanical Silhouette, Background Basics Text Style (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Terracotta Tile, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tea Leaves, Turquoise Gem, Pumpkin Spice, VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Other:  Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Card Recipe: CFC #6 - Brother, Happy Father's Day 
Stamps: Men of Life (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Night Sky (Tsukineko)
Other: Impression Plate, Die, Buttons (Papertrey Ink)

Card Recipe: SC #336 - Thinking of You 
Stamps: Botanical Silhouette, Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Terracotta Tile, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: VersaMark Frost, Persimmon, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Challenge: CFC #5

Hello - hope everyone has been well, and that the weekend was kind to you.  I have several cards to share with you today.  The first is for this week's "CAS-ual Fridays" challenge.  I thought that since the last couple challenges were color based, I would try out a sketch.  I normally don't care for sketch challenges too much, because I think that many of them are too busy, but I like that the concept of this one is to create a CAS (clean & simple) card.

Here's the challenge:

And here's my card:

Here's one more card that I recently made for a friend:

Live well,

Card Recipe: CFC #5
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Tea Leaves, Hint of Pesto (Tsukineko)
Other: Ribbon, Rhinestone

Card Recipe: Happy Birthday Musical
Stamps: Sheet Music, Inside & Out: Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Cloud White, Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Other: Ribbon

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Girl get your challenge on...

It's been so long since I've felt inspired by a challenge, but finally here are some that got the creative juices flowing...

Live well,

Card Recipe: Congratulations (Embellish Challenge)
Stamps: Enjoy the Ride, Background Basics Text Style (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Smokey Shadow, True Black, White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog, Oasis Green (Tsukineko)
Other: Die (Papertrey Ink); Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Card Recipe: Bird Cage (OTWC Challenge)
Stamps: Avery (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Night Sky, VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Other: Twine (Papertrey Ink); Brad