Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CQC168, RS42, Snowflakes...

This card was made for two challenges:  the Color Queen Challenge 168 and the Retro Sketch 42.  The colors in the color challenge were cherry cobbler, ruby red, bashful blue,   crumb cake and white.  The large crumb cake snowflake is a DRSDesign image.  I embossed on the bashful blue with a snowflake folder.  There are little snowflakes in crumb cake, and the border was done in the two reds.   I added a ruby red brad to tie in more of the red.  Thanks for looking!  :>)  P.S.  There was glitter added that is difficult to see.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CC406, Vanilla Elements...

Today Karen Barber gave us our colorless color challenge.  We were to use white or vanilla.  I used different shades of vanilla.  I embossed on two of the panels with the fan folder from SU.  I used an antique brad from SU as well, and the Elements of Style stamp set.  I felt it was a little bit more challenging working without real colors.  It was also fun though.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CTD222, WT405, Pansies...

This card is for two challenges.  The first one is the 222nd color throw down challenge.  The colors we were to use are bashful blue, pacific point, summer sun, black and white.  The other challenge was fussy cutting - The ways to use it.  I always enjoy doing the color challenges so much.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

cQc167, Merry Christmas Holly...

I love these colors together and the designers for this challenge have some great samples.  I used SU markers to color my holly.  I cut one piece out and popped it up.  I also used SU clear faceted gems.  It was a fun card.  Thanks for looking.  I hope you have safe and healthy holidays.  :>)

Friday, December 7, 2012

CTD221, SC414, Joy at Christmas...

I combined two challenges for this card.  The first one is the 221 st Color Throw Down Challenge.  Barb gave us Christmas colors:  crumb cake, riding hood red, gum ball green, and black.  The sketch was a challenge on SCS that Korin gave us this last Wednesday.  I added a holly branch as a type of embellishment in my upper right hand corner.  It was fun doing these two challenges together.  Thanks for looking!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

CQC165, Christmas Holly...

This card is for the Colour Queen Challenge #165.  The colors for this are regal rose, garden green, real red, and cool carribean, and white also.  I made a clean and simple card, and am happy with how it turned out.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

CTD220 - Frosty Poinsettia...

The colors this week are turquoise, vanilla, limeaide, and cherry cobbler.  I used a PSX stamp - poinsettia.  I cut it out and colored it with the markers of color.  I embossed some vanilla with the snowflake folder and mounted my poinsettia with dimensionals.  I then added the colors in my sketch, and added a button and ribbon for a small bit of embellishing.  There is glitter on the snowflakes as well as the poinsettia, it's just not easy to see.  Thanks for looking.  Have some fun, and take a try at these colors.

Friday, November 23, 2012

CTD219, F4A144, Christmas Holly...

This card was made for two challenges.  The first one I had in mind was the color throw down challenge.  The colors are Burmuda Bay (I used teal), soft sky, white, gray, and limeaid.  My card looks a bit better in real life.  I used glitter on the leaves, and that was for the free for all challenge.  Thanks for looking.  I hope you are enjoying your Friday after Thanksgiving. :>)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Color Throw Down 218 - Wreath

            This card is for the CTD218.  The colors are soft suede, early espresso, cool carribean, and tempting turquoise.  I used vanilla, watercolor paper, and a piece of SU dp.  I embossed the dp and soft suede piece.  I water colored the wreath and then added some stickles which don't show up.  I used dimensionals and some pearls and some seam binding.  I also paper pierced.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SC410, CTD217, Navy Bird...

Today's card was made for 2 challenges.  The first one was a sketch challenge that Taylor gave us on SCS.  The second challenge was for the Color Throw Down challenge.  The colors for that are black and white, lime aide, and night of navy.  I used two SU sets - one was tweet and the other was apple blossom.  I embossed my bg with the leaf folder.  It was a fun card to create.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

cQc162, Daffodils...

This is for the cQc162 Color Challenge.  The colors for this challenge are kraft, soft suede, cherry cobbler, daffodil delight, and white.  On the bg white piece I stamped both crumb cake and soft suede.  I then ran it through my cuttlebug and tore the top.  On my image I used the same colors to color the stems of my daffodil, along with the bulb.

Friday, October 19, 2012

CTD214, Sunflowers...

This card is for the Color Throw Down Challenge - #214.  The colors are brilliant blue, summer sun, old olive, and white.  I stamped the image in all three of the colors and then fussy cut the leaves out in the olive.  I glued them down on the yellow image leaves.  I then colored the rest with a brilliant blue marker.  It kind of was a lot of work and I'm not sure if the results were worth it.  Always an experiment somewhere.  Thanks for looking!!  :>)

Monday, October 15, 2012

TLC399, Wet Leaves...

I used a photo I took and did the acrylic block technique over it.  I like how it turned out.  I wasn't planning for the lines to show up, but it creates a cool look.

Friday, October 12, 2012

F4A138, Leaves Galore...

What a fun challenge this was!!  We were to use negative space.  I dry embossed with three different embossing folders on my negative space.  I went wild with the French Foliage set from SU and used my leaves on different layers.  Not a clean and simple card, that's for sure.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Colour Q Challenge #158, Happy Fall...

Another fun color challenge.  This was for the Colour Q Challenge, #158.  The colors are black, orchid opulence, mustard, and tangerine.  It kind of looks like my orchid has faded a bit towards pink.  Oh well.  It was fun.  Thanks for looking, and hope your fall is going well.  :>)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CTD213, Bright Flowers...

I think I say this almost every time I do a color challenge - I LOVE THEM!!!  I thought this week's color throw down challenge was extra awesome.  The colors are melon mambo, lucky limeade, and pumpkin pie.  Thanks for looking!!  I hope you find a challenge that you love as much as I love these.  :>)

Monday, October 8, 2012

CTD212, TLC398, Grateful...

Today's card is for the Color Throw Down challenge of 212.  It is also for the technique lover's challenge to use dimension.  I used dimensionals and also my dry embosser.  The colors are early espresso, riding hood red, more mustard, sahara sand and blue bayou.  My piece of dp helped me form my card.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

CTD211 - Grateful...

This card is for the color throw down challenge #211.  The colors are starfruit, pumpkin pie, crumbcake, and sierra sand.  When I first saw these colors, I didn't think it was going to be easy to use them.  Surprisingly enough, it wasn't that difficult for me.  Thanks Wanda and girls at the color throw down challenge.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

cQc156, More leaves...

Another wonderful color challenge.  These are fall colors - pumpkin pie, dusty durango, soft suede, rich razzleberry, and white.  I used real rust instead of the dusty durango.  I used a leaf from the Paradise set from SU, and did the rock and roll technique.  I love the warmth of these colors.

Friday, September 21, 2012

CTD210, Gratitude / Thanksgiving...

This is the second card I have made for the 210th color throw down challenge.  The colors are vanilla, crumb cake, chocolate chip, celery, and burmuda bay.  I used the taken with teal marker instead of the burmuda bay.  I bought this set recently, and this was the first time I used it - not the most typical colors you would think.  Anyways, thank you for looking!!

CTD210, Keep your faith...

This card is for the Color Throw Down Challenge - #210.  The colors are crumb cake, chocolate chip, vanilla, certainly celery, and burmuda bay.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

cQc155, Vintage Flowers...

I found another color challenge, and this is my first entry to their challenge.  The challenge is color Queen Challenge 155.  The colors were razzleberry, olive, saffron, soft plum, and white.  I used the SU set Fresh Vintage.  I also used French Script.  It was a fun challenge with wonderful colors.
colourQ challenge #155...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

CTD209, Nature's Leaves...

This card is for the 209th Color Throw Down Challenge.  The colors are chocolate chip, cherry cobbler, summer sun, real rust, and old olive.  I love fall and I love these warm earth colors.  I stamped a maple leaf and colored them with prisma colored pencils.  I then fussy cut them out.  I dry embossed a piece of vanilla, and then put it together with my other cardstock using dimensionals as I went.  This was a fun challenge.  Thanks for looking!!  :>)

You can find the color throw down color here,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Color Throw Down #208, Pink Hydrangeas...

This week's color throw down colors are white, pink piroutte, melon mambo, and garden green.  I love this stamp.  It pretty much does the work for you.  Lovely colors for this week as well.

You can find this challenge here,

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mom's 75th Birthday...

I made this card for my mom's 75th birthday.  Last year at this time she had cancer.  She is now in remission, thank God.  As we encounter each illness, and continue to grow older, it makes me appreciate every day more.  I am so thankful for my mom.  It seems each year I love her more.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CTD207, Large Flowers...

This is the second card I have made for the color throw down challenge.  I don't know that I love either one of them.  I think I might be missing a tad bit of my mojo.  I had a knee arthroscopy last Friday, and I don't feel 100% myself yet.  Also, I will admit that I have difficulties with lighter/pastel type colors.  Anyway, I did have fun cutting out my larger flower a few times today.  That always seems calming.  Thanks for looking and any comments.  :>)

 The Color Throw Down Challenge can be found

Color Throw Down Challenge #207

This card is for this week's throw down challenge.  The colors are melon mambo, barely banana, green galore, and peach parfait.  I had my mind on doing a more simple card this week.  I'm not sure I like how it turned out, so think I would like to give it another shot.

 The Color Throw Down Challenge can be found

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CTD206, FLLC, Sweet Peas...

This card was made for the Color Throw Down Challenge - #206.  You can find it here.

The colors this week are pink, coral, celery, and turquoise.  I watercolored Flourishes Sweet peas with pink, coral, and celery.  I sponged the turquoise in the corner and also used a corner punch t accentuate that color.  The middle panel is embossed and it was stamped with the sweet pea image in celery.  I used one of the new ribbon threader from SU to add my pink ribbon.  It's been a while since I've water colored, and I enjoyed it.  Thanks for looking!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Color Throw Down 204, Poppy Music

This card was made for the color throw down challenge - #204.  The colors were vanilla, pumpkin, poppy, and gray.  I think the colors make a nice combo.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

MFP, A Heinrich Co., Tutorial Challenge #9, Tent Topper

My friend Pam is a designer for Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., and it was her turn to do a tutorial challenge.  It was a tent topper.  I have never made one, but she encouraged me to do so.  I'm not the biggest fan of trying new stuff, but I'm usually glad that I did, after I'm done.  Thanks for looking!!  :>)

Friday, July 20, 2012

CAS Tree, Wednesday Challenge for MFP, a Heinrich Co.

This card is for the challenge over at Mark's Finest, a Heinrich Co.  It is for the Wednesday challenge to make a CAS card with a sentiment on it.  The subject matter this week was to make a tree.  I used the willow tree of theirs.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

QFTD115 - BeckyTE...

BeckyTE (that is her name on SCS), has the most beautiful gallery.  She has a lot of birds and flowers.  I love the way she colors her images.  Very classy stamper.   Anyway, I used one of her cards containing the Nature Walk stamp set to create this card.  I also used the same dp as she did.  I added lace, and tore my paper.  I also sponged.  I enjoyed creating this.

WT377 - So Simple...

For this challenge we were to use a diecut.  I'm not sure I have any, so I just used a punch. We were to do something with the negative space.  I had this new ribbon that I wanted to use, so I made a quick CAS card around that.  I used pool party, river rock, and early espresso.  Fun!!