Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown

Gosh where has March gone??
 Is it just me or does this year just seem to be flying by!!
Our Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is to Add Lace. 
 Our Sponsor Ribbon Resource gave us a lovely assortment of laces
to use for our cards this week.
Although Im not so good at vintage, lacey cards they are my FAVorite. So this is
my attempt. I used an old VIP image, colored and cut out.
The dps are Wisteria from Basic Grey and distressed on the edges. A
lace strip was added to the stripped dp.
A little dyed ribbon and a pearl for some embellishment.
The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder Opulent Oval.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Green Green Green

Everything is coming up green this week, because that is the MFP Challenge!
 You can use black ,white or brown with a small amount of one other color if you choose.
 I just used green black and white.Started with a solid green and then added the green panels
 matted on the white. Using a stripped piece topper to tie the two together. A little PTI border 
die and some little black brads. The sentiment is from the  Hydrangea Set.
 cut out with a Spellbinder oval. The flower was made with a Spellbinder bitty flower
 die and a bit of white ink added to the edges. A little cheesecloth tucked in around it
 and its done!  All you have to do is make a green card
 and stop over and enter the challenge.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Happy Saturday Friends!!

Already Saturday again and time for a new Challenge at MFP.
  It is to make a Layered Mountain Fold card.Be sure to check out the
 tutorial to do it correctly. The top layer opens.... I started with a base of some
 green dp and added my topper. Another green dp cut with my new Stitched Ovals 
a gift from my sweet friend Martha! I used the flower from the Oopsy Daisy Set. 
 Colored it then cut with the next size Stitched Oval. The wedge is tied on with a
 little purple button and some lace added to the edge. Lastly I added the very 
pretty purple sequins that Martha also sent me. I love that some are iridescent and 
several different shades of purple, six different ones in all.. This card is easy 
and fun so be sure to join up with us this week!

 A side view so you can see how the top layer is the one that opens.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Round and Round and Round We Go

Yes that right its a Round card we are looking
 for this week at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
  Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and they gave us some delightful images 
to work with so be sure to stop over and check out their store. I  love this  
sweet Rory On The Beach image.After coloring her I added a couple tiny shells
 that my grandson and I had picked up a few years back when they lived on
 Whidbey  Island. Used a Spellbinder die to cut her out. Added a
 cheesecloth bow and a little starfish charm and the sun! 
Some faux stitching since my machine has 
lots its mind and a little distressing.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Technique Saturday

Good Morning Friends today the MFP Challenge is to make a card
 using the Bandana Technique. The tutorial is here. 
 I started making a  background using Tim Holtz  Faded Jeans ink 
. Smooshing it around with a little water. After it dried I using the center portion
 of the snowflake from the Snowflake Set. I let it dry for a while then started adding the
 dots around the image and also added some doodling. I embossed the
 sentiment (Hum Along Set) on a band of vellum then added two stars cut with
 a Spellbinder die. Wrapped and few layers of white thread. Its shiny and looks
 kinda yellow in the pic but its snow white in person.A fun technique and
 my teamies have done lots of cool things so check out their creations!!
 You have all week to join in the fun. so be sure to stop by.

For all of those of you in the USA don't forget tonight we SPRING ahead!!
I  live on the border of Arizona who does not do Daylight Savings time so its always an
ongoing problem to figure out times.At work our Arizona patients are
 always an hour early, its a real pain sometimes lol

Saturday, March 5, 2016

MFP Challenge

Good Morning to you all. MFP is Challenging you to CAS card with bunnies.
 I have used the bunny image from the Garden Bunny Set. The Sentiment is from the 
Bring On The Sun Set. A couple lines embossed down the side and its a
 Quick Clean and Simple Card. Stop by and join us this week!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hello March

 March is coming in with a real bang. Our weather has been in the high 80's
 and supposed to continue for the next couple weeks at least. Now thats nice 
but considering we are not close to summer yet, 
I think we are in for a Very Long & Hot summer 
here in the desert!! Too bad I can't send some along to some
 of you who are still having freezing weather!

So our first Tuesday Throwdown Challenge for the month of March is Frame It.
 Our Sponsor is My Grafico has provided us with one of the 
GREAT Sets of Frames.
 They come in black and in color so I have used both for my cards.
I have actually made a set of black and of color. I won't post them all or you will be 
scrolling for way to long! So just showing you a couple. The first one
 is the round green one. This is my first shaker card. I added 
some old sequins I found in some of my art supplies and also
 some beads but they all fell to the bottom so
 you cant see them. The green floral trim was also from my stash.
 Some green sparkles down the center and voila!

Second one is the peach colored star. There is also a pink and an aqua rectangle. 
The same 4 frames are in black as well.
I used a swirled embossing folder for the background. Mounted the star 
on some brown and cut it out to help show it up a little better
. A looped die border that I think might be PTI but not sure.
 I also added a string of 
peachy colored pearls to give it a softer look.

Honestly my cards aren't cut crooked!! I didnt realize how crooked the pics were.