Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Color Throwdown #194

Barbara is our hostess this week for the Color Throwdown, and she's chosen a lovely, unique color combo for us to try this week!  I just LOVE it, and hope you will, too!

For my card, I needed a sympathy card for a co-worker, so these colors were perfect for something serene and simple.  I used Papertrey Ink's anniversary stamp set for my design, and some old Stampin' Up! Soft Sky papers.

Stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, and see what the other designers have created today by visiting their blogs...

Thanksabunch for stopping by!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thanking Those Who Serve

I had a recent request to make some Welcome Home Soldier cards and so these are the two designs I came up with... meant to have these posted earlier today, but since it's still Memorial Day in my neck of the woods, I hope you'll still enjoy them!

This first one uses a new 6x6 paper pad I recently picked up from We R Memory Keepers and the stick pin star is also part of the line.  The sentiment on the tag here is "My Hero Honors" #MC0344-F from Verses Rubber Stamps.  The layout for this card comes from Retro Sketches #13 this week (I turned the sketch on the side.)

This second card uses one of my most favorite Flourishes stamp set, Patriotism on Parade.  The papers used here are from Authentique, and I used my Cricut to cut out the largest star in the background, and a Die-Namics die for the smaller stars.  The "Welcome Home" on the tag is from the brand-new Front Porch stamp set, also from Flourishes.

My most humble thanks today to all who have served and are currently serving to preserve our freedom!  May God be with you all!


Saturday, May 26, 2012 Giveaway!

I got some yummy new papers in my mail yesterday from the gorgeous Summer Fresh line from Simple Stories, and this fun new Echo Park line called Paradise Beach!  Stay tuned for some cards coming up using these papers!

In the meantime, stop over at the blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the online store!  You could put that gift certificate towards your own purchase of these and many other fabulous products!  :)

Happy stamping!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Flourishes Friday Focus

Just as the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers and at Flourishes -- we are watching the daisies sprout! Just take a trip to see all of our designers today and you're sure to be inspired as they show off their creations using our set Gerber Daisies! And, if you like what you see on their blogs, you should know that today and tomorrow only - you can add this set to your collection for 20% off! Just use the code DAISY at the time of check out! 

My card uses the large daisies image from the set stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics from the Sunflower, Beehive, New Leaves and Tonal Neutrals collections on Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  The papers I used are from Glitz "Happy Travels" and I embellished with a scalloped border, some Ivory Lace Trim, a little stitching and a stick pin.

Please pay a visit to the rest of the Flourishes Sr. Design Team today and see their daisy works of art, too...

Thanksabunch for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Color Throwdown #193 for my Hubby

The lovely Wanda is our Color Throwdown hostess this week with this great color combo above!  For my card, I decided to make something pretty playful with these colors... a card for my sweet hubby.  A little background on my life lately... I had a little scare a few weeks ago with some minor chest pain and discomfort.  Ended up getting checked in the ER, seeing a cardiologist and going through a battery of tests which all showed to be normal.  But, those who know me know that I do not eat healthy nor do I exercise if I can help it!  But with this little scare, and the resulting normal findings I feel like God has given me a second chance to get things right.  So I recently started on a plan to eat healthier and try to get some form of exercise at least 5 times a week.  And my sweet, sweet husband has been so wonderful MANY nights over the past several weeks to load up our bicycles and take me riding on the great bike paths we have in our area, and to be so supportive of my efforts.  So I made this card for him this week, using the Everyday Button Bits stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details and to link up your own creation.  And visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...

Happy stamping, and thanksabunch!

Monday, May 21, 2012

What's Up?

Hey everyone, what's up?  My card today, that's what!  Today is my day to blog over at and I'm featuring this card I created using the new "What's Up" papers from Basic Grey, along with a beautiful stamp from Verses Rubber Stamps!  I just love the combinations of color in these papers, and know you will, too.  And I paired these gorgeous colors with this wonderful "Hold a Star" stamp #QQ0829-E from Verses.  The layout for my card is this fabulous sketch #12 from the gals over at Retro Sketches. 

Be sure to hop over to the blog to check out my post!  Also, head on over to the online store to check out more Basic Grey now available for pre-order... "Clippings" and "Paper Cottage" as well as new STAMPS coming soon from Hero Arts!  Also, there's still a little time to get in on the Gift Certificate Giveaway... all you have to do is leave one little comment to be eligible to WIN!

Thanksabunch for stopping by today!