Friday, November 29, 2013

Cats Rule!

It is time for a new challenge at the A Day For Daisies Blog!!
For Challenge #84 we are to use PINK POLKADOTS!

Here is my card:
My card uses "Cats Share a Chair" from A Day For Daisies.

Now check out what my fellow design team members have done:

I hope you can join us for this FUN challenge!!

Card Details: Image: Cats Share a Chair from A Day For Daisies; Paper: Pink cardstock from Bazzill, white cardstock; patterned paper from Pebbles, Inc.; Ink: Tuxedo Black from Memento; Accessories: foam tape; sequins; square punch (to make tails);

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Reading is my SUPERPOWER!

Today begins Week II of the interactive card challenge at the Hambo Hoedown!
I have another interactive card for you:
 Wee Henrietta Bookworm from Hambo Stamps.

My favorite place to read as a little girl was my moms La-Z-Boy rocker.  So this is a rocking card!  The bottom is diecut to rock back and forth.

You might say this card, rocks!

This is a simple interactive card that comes in a variety of rounded bottom shapes.  I hope this inspires you to play along with us at the Hambo Hoedown!

Card Details: Image:Wee Henrietta Bookworm (sentiment is computer generated); Paper: Jenni Bowlin Red Bookprint and SU!'s Very Vanilla; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: ribbon, foam tape and Spellbinder's Oval die;

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Clean and Simple Collage

"Clean & Simple" and "Collage" are not often used together, but I thought I would give it a shot.
Card Details:

  • Stamps: Paris 1908 (527) and Postal Set (728) both from Rubbernecker Stamps;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink: Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed , Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot;
  • Paper: White and dk. orange cardstock;
  • Accessories: jewel, sequins, foam tape; crocheted trim;
Thanks for stopping by today.
There are many stamps that are discounted right now at Rubbernecker Stamps!  Check it out!

Monday, November 25, 2013

God Bless Us ALL!

One of the best parts of Christmas for me are Christmas stories.  Books, audio book, and movies... I love all of them.  And one of the best is Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Whether it is read in print, the audio book (I love the version read by Jim Dale) or a video (I am partial to the Muppet version or the Patrick Stewart version).  It is good a good story to hear again and again.  Reminding us that a decision to change can not only change ourselves, but those lives around us.

Here is my Dickens card:
Featuring Tiny Tim from Hambo Stamps.

Inspiration for the layout comes from Freshly Made Sketches #113:
I hope you ..."will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

Card Details:  Image:  Tiny Tim from Hambo Stamps;Papers: DP from Bo Bunny ; White, kraft, black cardstock;  Ink:Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy ; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: Tim Holtz Festive Greenery and bracket edge Dies; foam tape; buttons;

Friday, November 22, 2013

First Love...

Isn't it wonderful to have someone who will listen to our every word and give us all the attention we need?

Sometimes that someone is covered in fur... like a kitten.
This pair is a digital image from "A Day for Daisies" new release and is called "Little Kitty Kiss".

I kept this card pretty simple because I was enjoying the image.  I colored the image with Copic markers, but the sky and grass are stamping ink sponged on.  For the grass I used a mask of the girl's back and feet.  For the sky I used a template created by Bev Rochester.

You will want to see more kittens and beautiful creations by my design teammates:

Also, there is still time to play along on the A Day for Daisies Blog and win a prize for the ADFD Store!!!!   Just add a touch of gold to an A Day For Daisies project!!  Play along with us!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, today!!!

Card Details:Image: Little Kitty Kiss from A Day For Daisies; (sentiment is computer generated); Paper: White and purple cardstock; Coloring Mediums: Copic Markers; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass; Accessories: heart punch; foam tape;  cloud template; ink blending tool; 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

There's no place like GNOME!

You can just hear Bing singing it, can't you!?!

 Thanks to Hambo's "Wee Henry Gnome" image, the Technique Lovers Challenge at SplitCoast, and Jen's Deconstructed Sketch, I have a punny Christmas card!

The Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC#456) was to build a wreath with punches or dies (not a wreath die, though).

And the Deconstructed Sketch (DS128) is at the left.

And Wee Henry Gnome was sitting on my desk saying "Pick ME!"  (not audibly, mind you)

Thanks for stopping by, today.  I hope you have a pun Christmas!

Card Details:Image:  Wee Henry Gnome from Hambo Stamps; Papers: DP from Memory Box ; White cardstock; various scraps of green cardstock; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint (for inking holly leaves); Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: Tim Holtz Festive Greenery and snowflake edge Dies; foam tape; ribbon; 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You Spin Me Around

Today begins a new Hambo Hoedown Challenge!
This time we are making interactive cards!

I have made a spinning image card.

  • The Skating Monkey is on both sides of the oval.
  • Before putting the card into the oval, I will wind up the card (turn it around a few times).  
  • When the card is taken out and opened it will unwind and spin around.  
  • The bakers twine is attached above and below by a staple (hidden by the designer paper) and adhesive for durability.
Here it is in action:

Card Details:
Digital Image: Skating Monkey from Hambo Stamps; (sentiment is computer generated)

Paper: White cardstock; Embossed Lt. Green Cardstock (Bazzill); Designer Paper;

Accessories: Liquid Applique; Copic Markers; ultra-fine glitter; bakers twine; jewel; border punch; washi tape; oval and fancy oval dies from Spellbinders;

I have seen what some of the other Bacon Bits have made... and you are going to want to see these creations, too!!!!  Links to all are at the Hambo Hoedown!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Christmas Fairy

I have taken some "artistic" license with the beautiful image: Fancy Shoes Fairy.  With some shades of red, the flowers in her hair become poinsettias and now she is a Christmas Fairy!
The touches of gold on her wings (Liquid Pearls and Perfect Pearls), the gold ribbon and the gold sequins are touches of gold.

The new challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog is to add a touch of gold to your projects!
There is a prize to be won, so join us, I would LOVE to see what you create!!

Please check out what my design team members have created, too (SO worth the time!):


Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my joy with you!

Card Details: Image: Fancy Shoe Fairy; Paper: White Cardstock and patterned paper from Memory Box; Coloring Medium: Copic markers; Accessories: foam tape, sequins, ribbon, and glitter alphabet stickers, Liquid Pearls, Perfect Pearls and VersaMarker (on the wings for the Perfect Pearls to stick to);

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Good Bye... for now

Professional associates and friends of ours have experienced profound loss.  The physical life of their 17 month old, Carl, was claimed by cancer last Friday.

To say that this has upset me is an understatement.  While my faith is not shaken nor moved, I have a deep sense of loss.

And creating a card for the death of a young toddler was not natural.  Subdued colors just didn't seem right... for there was nothing about this child that was subdued.

the inside:
For sympathy cards, I often go with butterflies... a symbol of resurrection and the recognition that though this life has ended... there is another to come.

I rejoice that Carl has a life now free from lumbar pokes, iv's, ng tubes, catheters, nausea, sores, confinement, sleeplessness... now he is full of joy and praise and in the presence of Christ!

Card Details: Stamps: Butterfly Inchies, Sympathy, Butterflies are Free Set, I will give you rest, all from Rubbernecker Stamps; Ink: Fluid Chalk Ink: Dark Brown; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers; SU!: Bashful Blue; Papers: Bazzill: brown and embossed green; SU!: Whisper White and Bashful Blue; DP: Me an My Big Ideas; Accessories: border punch, Cut-n-Dry Stamp Pad Felt, label die, and foam tape;

Monday, November 11, 2013

BUY the shoes!

Life is short.  Buy the shoes!

The images and sentiment are from Rubbernecker Stamps: "horizontal chevrons", "Diva Inchies", "Trish" and "buy the shoes".

My inspiration came from the ColourQ Challenge #214 and the Deconstructed Sketch #126.

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: SU!: Bashful Blue and So Saffron; Bazzill: brown cardstock; white cardtock;
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket;
 Ink: Memento: Rich Cocoa; 
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers;

Acessories: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8 circle punches; square punch; ribbon; foam tape, photo corners;

I enjoyed both of theses challenges!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Peace, Joy, Love and Laughter

This card uses one of my FAVORITE Christmas stamp sets.  It is so fun to stamp with!
The tree was stamped with the green (Crushed Olive) then the ribbons in red (Barn Door) and pink (Spun Sugar then the sides touched with Worn Lipstick before stamping).

Each of the snowflakes were stamped first with spun sugar then "rolled" (touch the edges of the stamp in the darker color) in Worn Lipstick.

I went a little crazy with the Stickles... but it is a Christmas card... when better to use Stickles!?!?

How are you doing with your Christmas card production?

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today!!

Card Supplies: Stamps: Snowflakes and Stardust Set (#481) from Rubbernecker Stamps; Cardstock: pink, light red, and white; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Crushed Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Spellbinder's die, sequins, ribbon, Stickles, foam tape;

Friday, November 08, 2013

Time with you

It is TIME for a new release from A Day For Daisies!

This time it is all vintage!  I have used the "Vintage Floral Clock" image:

I took my inspiration from the french country furniture a childhood friend had in her bedroom.  The curvy lines and flowers take my mind right back!

The computer generated sentiment is: Time spent with you is time well spent.

The layout is from the Mojo Monday sketch (#318):
There is much more vintage to feast your eyes upon.  You can go to the "A Day For Daisies" Blog, and you can visit all of the design teams' blogs: (really worth your time!!!!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Card Supplies: Image: Vintage Floral Clock; Sentiment: Computer generated; Papers: beige, white, and pink cardstock, and Bristol paper; Ink: printer and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen; Accessories: watch gears (Tim Holtz); twine (Martha Stewart); foam tape; Spellbinders die; Sizzix embossing folder, sequins; mother of pearl button; fine black pen; Copic markers;

Thursday, November 07, 2013

I Am Thankful For...

The best part of Thanksgiving is taking time out to reflect on what is important and be thankful.

Sometimes, though, it helps to be more intentional to share on what we are thankful.  So, I came up with this pre-dinner project.  Here is the cover:
 And everyone around the table will get one of these (and a pen):
And in each guest's own handwriting (or doodling) we will have a record of what we were thankful for that year!

I use Microsoft Word and Wee Henry Turkey to create these cards.  With some creative cropping and a few lines, I have cards that are easily reproduce.  It might even be fun to leave the cards for the kids blank and layout some colored pencils.

I hope you find this project inspiring!  Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!

Card Details: Image: Wee Henry Turkey from Hambo Stamps; Papers: blue, black, white and Kraft cardstock; Bristol paper; Coloring Medum: Copic Markers; Accessories:  Tab punch, corner rounder punch, foam tape, ribbon

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

You are one in a...

You are one in a Chameleon!

Today is the start of a new twice-a-month challenge over at the Hambo Hoedown!

We are going Clean and Simple (CAS)!

Since it is Mr. Hambo's birthday, mine is a birthday card:

One thing I really love about this Reptile image is his blank shirt!

I replicated a Hawaiian shirt with Copic markers.

The colorful mat is white cardstock and I used the same colors from coloring the image to go around the edge.  This is a great trick if you don't have patterned paper to go with your image.

The mustache buttons are a fun find from JoAnn's!

Be sure to check out the other Bacon Bits' CAS creations at the Hambo Hoedown Challenge #137.

Thanks for stopping and taking a peek!

Card Details: Images: Reptile from Hambo Stamps; sentiment: computer generated; Papers: White, lt. Green and Black cardstock; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: foam tape; mustache buttons, and ribbon;

Friday, November 01, 2013

Thanksgiving Tree

It is time for another A Day For Daisies Challenge on the A Day For Daisies Blog!

Here is my card:

This week we have an inspiration piece:
I love fall, especially fall trees!

I would love to be the little girl in the image: Tree Top Dreams

She is so comfortable in the branches, talking with the birds.  I think she comes up this tree often!

You are going to love what my fellow design team members had made, too!
Please check each of them out... especially that last name. ;)

Do you see a new name!?!?!  YES it is Tammy Hershberger, joining the A Day For Daisies Design Team.  Make sure you take the time to see her amazing creation!

Thank you for stopping by here!

Card Details: Digital Stamp: Tree Top Dreams from A Day For Daisies (sentiment is computer generated); Paper: purple and brown cardstock; Bristol Paper; patterned paper from Pebbles Inc.; Accessories: Copic markers; foam tape;