Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cards 31-33

Hello again!

I am having SO much fun with that pile of paper that Patty sent!

Here are today's cards...

Image:  Deedee's Digis
Sentiment:  MFT
Sketch:  Paper Players 101
 And I really want to use up all the paper - so here is a card with yesterday's leftovers...

Image:  Sweet n Sassy Digi
Sentiment:  TAC
Sketch:   Sweet Stop Sketch 164

And here's a 3x3" card with the leftovers from today's card...
Image:  Verve
Sentiment:  Our Daily Bread
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Up to Card 30!! : )

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge
Image:  Heather Ellis Digis
Sentiment and Dies:  My Favorite Things
 I got the most wonderful surprise in the mail today!  Patty, one of my fellow 100in100 participants, had a blog candy drawing and I won 100 sheets of Stampin Up dp!   I was so excited!  You'll be seeing it on a lot of the cards I make for the next little while!!

Freshly Made Sketches # 41
Images:  Sweet n Sassy Digis

I printed out about 30 digis the other day.  Now - for a little while at least -  I can just look at a sketch and pick a digi to color, unless the challenge calls for an actual stamped image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Flourishes Birthday

Card 28 of 100 is for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to make a card with your favorite Flourishes Stamp, your favorite die and your favorite embellishments.  I love both this daffodil stamp and the wonderful "Tag Lines" set, so I used both of them.  I don't have a lot of dies, but my favorite "plain shape" has to be the circle, and I {heart} pearls and gold cord!! : )

Saturday, June 23, 2012

27 of 100

Today's card is 5 1/4" square.  VERY out of my comfort zone!  Sketch is MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #77.  Set - "You're so Tweet" by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Get Better!

I used my last "Get Well Soon" card this morning, so for my stamping time today I pulled out my "Better Get Better" Pure Innocence set from My Favorite Things and made another card following the Sweet Sunday Sketch for this week.  I colored my little gal with copics and layered her on some MME "Ooo La La" paper.  I love that paper pack!  The sweet little felt flower was cut out with the Flower Trio Die-Namics from MFT, and the little fishtails are cut with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  That was card 26 of 100! : )

Thursday, June 21, 2012

From the Desk...

Today's card (number 25 of 100!!!) is actually a project.  I've been reading a lot lately and have been finding myself using a napkin as a bookmark, so when I saw the Flourishes challenge (FTTC174) to make something "From the Desk", I thought this would be perfect.

I watercolored my pansies (Flourishes) with Tombow markers , stamped a background with an old Script background stamp from SU, and added "Welcome Back" (Flourishes "Tag Lines").  I thought it was a fitting sentiment.  Don't you??
The ribbon is caught between the two layers and I added the extra bow and twine because I wasn't putting the tag in the book itself.  

Here is how my book will greet me.  Isn't it pretty??

Thank you for stopping by!  Your sweet comments make my day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - Card 24

You must know that I enjoy card sketches by this time! : )  Today's card is made with a sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge - and they are looking for a few new design team members.  Wouldn't that be fun?  Maybe you should try!

I used one of my favorite stamp sets - Lucy - from The Angel Company.  I know that they are out of business now, but you can still get this stamp as a digi from Whimsy and Stars.  Yay!

I watercolored Lucy with Tombow markers and used lots of stitching to pull my card together.  The little eyelet edging is a border punch from Michaels.  The dp is Echo Park and MME.  I'm still using scraps from my stash and it doesn't seem to be shrinking much.  That's ok, I have 76 cards to go! : )

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 18, 2012

MFT Guest DT - Card 23!

Yay!  I'm up to card 23 of 100!! This Pure Innocence sweetheart is for the My Favorite Things guest designer challenge for July.  I pulled out my Tombows and watercolor paper to color her, and added a paper pieced dress to match one of the little banner flags.  I stamped 4ever (from the Notched Tag set) over and over on the sentiment flag and finished it off with a piece of twine, a pearl and some stitching.

Have a blessed day!

Merry Monday - Card #22

Happy Monday!

I had a minute to make a quick card following the Merry Monday sketch for this week, using an older snowflake set from Stamping Up!  I must say that I'm enjoying this 100in100 challenge!  I am starting to get really low on a few colors of cardstock, though.  It looks like I might have to depart from my comfort zone soon to use up some of the colors I seem to avoid!!

Have a Merry Monday!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cards 19-21

MFTWSC76 - Images:  MFT

SSS163 - Images:  Sweet n Sassy

Image:  Penny Black  Sentiment:  Sweet n Sassy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Card 18

Julie is having a blogaversary challenge to make a 10 minute card and also a resist technique card.  My 10 minute card is back a post or two, but here is my resist card using my Flourishes sets again.  I simply embossed the flowers in Iridescent Ice ep and then sponged over them with Regal Rose ink.  So soft and pretty!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Card 17!

Card 17 is for the Flourishes noon time challenge to pop up something on your card.  I popped up the top flower as well as the image layer.  I'm enjoying making some clean and simple cards during this 100 cards in 100 days challenge.  No special layout here.  Just an image, some dp and some words.  Love it!

Thanks for all your encouragement.  I'm really having fun with this!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Card 16!

I hope to get in another card today, but here's card 16... a Christmas card following the Merry Monday sketch for this week.  Thanks for stopping by!! : )

Images:  SU & Verve
DP:  K&Company

Monday, June 11, 2012

Card 15

I needed a thank you card today, so I paired an older SU set with this sentiment from Verve to make a Clean and Simple layout.  The image is colored with SU markers and watercolor pencils.  It was my standby coloring choice before Copics became so big. : )  The splatter effect on the watering can is done with gel pen.

Thanks for dropping by to encourage me!!!


Saturday, June 09, 2012

Cards 13-14

I played along with some more of the Sweet n Sassy challenges this afternoon, so here are two more cards. This 100 cards challenge must be inspiring me!!
Image:  Bee Happy Rhubarb - Sweet n Sassy
FMS38 Sketch 

Image:  So Sweet Cocoa - Sweet n Sassy
SSS162 Sketch
Thanks for dropping by!!

Friday, June 08, 2012

Cards 7-12!

Yay!  I'm a few days ahead!!  Here are cards 7-12...

For the SNSS Cool Creations Challenge
All Stamps - Sweet n Sassy

For the Flourishes 10 Minute Creation Challenge
All Stamps - Flourishes

Sweet Stop Sketch
Image - Stamping Bella; Sentiment - Studio G

For the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge
All Stamps - My Favorite Things

Using up scraps on my desk!
All Stamps - Verve

Another scrap card!
All Stamps - Verve
So... 12 cards in 8 days and no purchases... yet.  I do have two gift certificates burning a hole in my pocket, though.  I may have to use one of them shortly!! : )

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Cards 4 through 6!

Here I am again with cards 4 through 6 of the 100 cards in 100 days challenge.  I'm one card ahead... YAY!

Image:  My Favorite Things

Card 5:  A CAS card with June's Sketch for You to Try

Image: Whimsy and Stars
 Sentiment: The Angel Company

... and Card 6 following this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Image & Sentiment:  The Angel Company
I'm finding that I really don't know what stamps and sets that I have around anymore.  When I was exclusively Stampin Up, I knew all the sets in the catalog by name... for years and years!!  Now I have no idea what I have around... like this cute sentiment I'd forgotten about!   I've gotten used to monthly releases and using only what is new or out on my desk.   I'm thinking some stamp organization might need to be part of this 100 days as well!!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

3 of 100

Sentiment:  Verve Plain Jane
Paper:  My Minds Eye
SU Boho Blossom Punch, MFT Monarch Border Die-Namics (Leaves)

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Cards 1 and 2

Here we are -- cards 1 and 2 of 100. : )

First, and MFT Pure Innocence image that I watercolored with Tombow markers, with a TAC greeting.  The flowers, banner and border are all MFT Die-Namics.

Next, a sweet Rhubarb Bear card from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  It seems odd not to be linking these to challenges, but they really were just for fun. : )  

Two down, 98 to go!