Friday, April 29, 2011

Three Elements

Glenda has an interesting challenge up this week. Her challenge is to use three elements on your card. At first I thought she was totally crazy. Well, maybe just a little crazy, but as I worked on my card I discovered you don't need a lot of "stuff" to make a nice card. I used some leftover flowers from a previous challenge, a rectangular frame I didn't use and a Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard sticker I bought recently. Add a few Stickles to the flowers for sparkle and this is what you get. I hope the Stickles didn't bump it up to 4 elements. Why don't you give it a try? You can find her blog here. Looks like it will be her last challenge for a while so this is your last chance to play till Fall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger 3

What's this? Another post? I knew you were thinking that. I just can't get enough of the Moxie Fab Tuesday Triggers. I love polka dots! I tried several different cards for this challenge. You might see some of the cast offs in the future but this card seemed to fit the photograph just right. Love that flower power stamp from A Muse Artstamps. It made my polka dot flower fun. I love fun! So go on over to this weeks trigger, it is actually going on for 2 weeks so you will have extra time to give the challenge a try.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger 2

Crepe Bouquet. What beautiful photograph. I never make one layer cards and wanted to give it a try for this Tuesday Trigger. Just picked out some of my favorite floral stamps, the ink colors I thought closely matched the colors in the photo and stamped. Think I made 8 different combinations until I came up with this one. This photo doesn't give my card justice but it is the best I can do on a busy Easter morning. Thank you for looking.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I have been wanting to play Glenda's challenge for months and just haven't been able to find the time. So this week, I got going on it early. Then I forgot to post it. Ha ha. Had a few minutes to spare today and I thought I would get going and get 'r done. (hi Lori). So, Glenda's challenge has to do with Earth Day. I made this earthy card using scraps of paper and a couple new stamps. Kept it simple. Our Earth likes it when you keep things simple. The tree stamp is from Memory Box, the sentiment is from A Muse Artstamps and the little kitty is from Poppy Stamps. I cut the tree/kitty out with the Dahlia Nestabilities. I always say, my favorite Nestabilites are the ones I am using today. Love them all! Hope everyone has a Happy Easter tomorrow. Stay tuned for another Moxie Fab Challenge post.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Can you tell it's my first time playing the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger? Have heard a lot about it and thought it might be time to give it a try. I am so glad I did because last weeks trigger had a lot of bright colors. Don't use them too much when making my cards but the best way to get out of a funk is to try something new. Had a real good time putting this card together. First thing that came to my mind was the Martha Stewart downloadable doilies. The framed mirror just reminded me of the red doily and I printed it out on some sticker paper I had leftover from another project. The real challenge for me was to find some brightly colored ink pads. The brand new ones I got from Impress seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Add to that a couple stamps from A Muse Artstamps and you have a color filled card good for any occasion.

It was great fun to play and if you want to play you still have time. Porch Play is found here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mr Harley Kitten Shurkus' Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday, Mr. Harley! My friend, Jenn's kitty has a birthday today. Making him a birthday card was so much fun. You see, Mr Harley and his mommy live on an island. So my card today has him on an island surrounded by sunshine. He makes everyone that visits his mommy's blog feel happy and warm. His mommy is a very talented stamper and if she doesn't have a post about her kitty, you can see her works of art. She is genius I tell you. Such a beautiful woman inside and out. Hop on over to her blog and wish Mr. Harley a happy birthday and you will see what I mean.