Saturday, May 30, 2015

ODBD May Challenge - Embossing

Our Daily Bread Designs will pay to ship 2 boxes to our heroes if we link 50 cards to their monthly challenge.  This month, their challenge is to create a card with embossing. 
The paisley panel is embossed with the Sizzix folder Perfectly Paisley, and the blue layer with an old Fiskars texture plate.  Monday starts the June challenge - come play along with us!

Winner Winner!!

The winner of the candy from the OWH Memorial Day bloghop is:
Nancy M. from Stamper in TRAINing!!  Nancy, email me at Bobbis Treasure at aol dot com to claim your prize!  And don't forget to check in on Monday with for our June challenge hosted by Annie!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop + Blog Candy!!

Welcome!  I was so flattered to have one of my cards chosen to be OWH Sketch #154!  I couldn't resist making my card using the sketch based on my original card: 

Echo Park sticker, Hemptique twine, Darice Assorted Stars embossing folder for the background.  What is a blog hop without candy?!?  Comment (with a way to contact you) to win this set from My Favorite Things:
There are a few days left to play along with the May challenge - Say Cheese!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Less is More 224 - Theme Sunshine

This week, Less is More is a having a theme challenge - Sunshine.  The cards I made are FAR outside of my comfort zone.  Fun to try a different style!
The black layer is iridescent, much prettier in person.  It's OK, but I thought I could do better.
The vertical black line s actually silk moire ribbon.  I colored the image with stronger colors, and a more detailed layout.  Hmmm.  There's a few more days to play along with the May challenge - Say Cheese!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Colorful Birthday

I absolutely love turquoise and orange together.  Add in a little kraft and a little washi tape, and I am in heaven!

This SU! tape is the first I ever bought, it's from the Retro Fresh line - perfect for the Shopping Our Stash challenge Use Your Oldest Washi Tape.  The brown is from We R Memory Keepers.  I don't usually get it together to enter a single  card into more than one challenge, but this one is an exception.  Simply Create Too's challenge is to make a card using my favorite color combo.  CAS-ual Fridays' challenge is to use turquoise and orange.  LOVE!!!  This one even meets the Addicted to Stamps CAS challenge!!  Yea me!!

There's still a few days left to play along with the Words2ScrapBy May challenge - Say Cheese!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Card Concept #35 - Frilly and Fabulous

If you follow my blog, you know that I am a pretty CAS  When I saw the name of The Card Concept challenge, I cringed.  Frilly?  Me?!? 

Here is their inspiration image:
 I took a deep breath, poked around my craft room a bit, and came up with this:

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card today.  Dear friends lost their nephew at 29.  Ryan will live on in their hearts and memories, and in others as an organ donor.  I included the butterflies in honor of Ryan's gift of life to others. 

Spellbinders die cuts, DCWV Winter in the Woods paper, Darice Wood Grain embossing folder, SU! So Sorry sentiment in silver on grey oval.  Plenty of time to join in on the Words2ScrapBy May Challenge - Say Cheese!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Say Cheese!!!

There is still plenty of time to play along with the Words2ScrapBy May Challenge - Say Cheese in honor of National Photography Month.  For my second project, I went with a pretty literal interpretation - Instagram!
My card is 4.25" square, and features a bunch of die cuts from Sizzix and Spellbinder.  Pretty cool if I do say so myself!!!  Link up your project, through May 28, at Words2ScrapBy!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Male Room - Birds

I don't generally think of birds as being very manly, but CREEPY birds?  Oh yes!
Love this for a Halloween card!  Spellbinder Birds on a Wire die cut (without the wire), gold metallic paper embossed with Darice Tree Branch.  This one answers two challenges - The Male Room and Addicted to CAS both have bird challenges going on!  Don't forget to play along with this month's Words2ScrapBy challenge - Say Cheese - in honor of National Photography month. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

When Nature Calls...

Cards in Envy's challenge is When Nature Calls.  The explanation of the challenge references things found in nature, but I couldn't resist going with my first definition of nature calling!  :)
Unity image and sentiment.  This is perfect for my cousin who is ill!  Did you know May is National Photography month?  Come play along with our Say Cheese challenge at!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bokeh Effect with Opposite Colors

I was lucky enough to take a class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps in Cincinnati a few weeks ago, and I now understand Bokeh.  And I actually used what I learned to make a card!!!
Tim Holtz Distress inks, 40+ year old sequins (seriously!!), ProvoCraft die cut sentiment.  I LOVE this card, favorite colors, sequins, what's not to like?!?  I am sharing this with House of Cards - Bokeh Effects Challenge and Less is More Opposite Colors (purple and teal, opposites on the color wheel) .  Stop by Words 2 Scrap By for our May challenge - Say Cheese

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Opposites

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to create something in a style that is opposite of our usual style.  I am a pretty CAS girl.  I love layers, but don't care for fussy patterned paper.  I love ink, but coloring is tough for me.  I love kraft, but the vintage look is NOT me.  So, here is my opposite card:

Layers, but way more than usual.  Fussy patterned paper from DCWV Linen mat stack, embossed with an old Fiskars texture plate.  Heat embossed pincushion and sentiment, colored with watercolor pencils.  Kraft, as vintage element, not earthy as I usually use.  Unity image and sentiment.  SU! ribbon, Marvy punch for buttons, and Spellbinders die cuts.  Be sure to check out the May challenge in honor of National Photography month - Say Cheese!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Black & Gold

Addicted to CAS has a challenge to create a project using only black, white, and gold, and Happy Little Stampers' challenge is to create something using die cuts.  I love these challenges, and the cards I created in response!!!

Spellbinder dies, Fiskars sentiment in Versamark ink and gold and black embossing powder.  LOVE! Check out the May challenge - Say Cheese!!

Words 2 Scrap By May Challenge - Say Cheese!

We honor life's monments - big and small - with our creations.  We express joy and sadness, love and sorrow through paper, sentiments, and images.  We capture those same emotions through photos.  The Words 2 Scrap By Say Cheese challenge is to honor National Photography Month.  Come play along with us!!!

I think that birthdays are one of the most photographed events in the world!!!

Nana's Nursery paper, stash ribbon, House Mouse heat embossed and colored with Derwent watercolor pencils.