Hi all!  It’s a rainy, windy and yucky Wednesday here.  I know there has been snow in the Midwest.  I’m not sure which I’d rather — actually at this point of winter, I’m usually ready for spring or something much better than our current weather.  I’d love to be on a beach in Aruba!

Today I have another card I made for a Love Fest challenge.  The challenge from The Greeting Farm was to make a love card to ‘die’ for – using dies.

Instead of using the die cuts, I decided to use the negative.  I cut out 4 hearts with my Nesties and then embossed the panel with the Swiss Dots folder.  I then adhered papers from Bo Bunny Crush to the backside of the red panel.  A bow of sheer ribbon with a button center and a pair of sentiments from the PTI Heart Prints set finished it off.  Very clean and simple!

Challenge Submissions
Ribbon Carousel — RCC77 Love is in the Air

XOXO Always!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
Paper: Pure Poppy, Cryogen, Bo Bunny Crush
Ink: Memento Lady Bug
Other Stuff: heart Nesties, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, ribbon, Word Window punch, twine, buttons

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LOVEFEST2013B For Someone Special

Happy Saturday!  We have an absolutely miserable day here for weather — rainy and wet.  Not pleasant at all.  However, we did get our new car, which we are all very excited about.  I know I’m ready for some Fahrvergnügen!  (Yup, we got a VW!)  We now get to enjoy Parents Night Out at the gym.  The kids have been talking about it all week.

I have another card for the Love Fest challenges.  This is for the Sweet ‘n Sassy sketch challenge.

I used the Fan-tastic Sophia digi from Paper Pretties for my card.  This is one of my favorite Sophia images and I think it’s because my mom had a thing for Oriental/Asian things when I was growing up.  I love customizing that beautiful kimono.  My papers are from Basic Grey Indian Summer and paired with Basic Grey and Scarlet Jewel.  I used a sentiment from the Garden Fairy Katie set from Paper Pretties and cut two of the smallest Fishtail Flags from MFT.  A line of pearls on each side finished it off.

Challenge Submissions
Basic Grey Challenges — #88 Anything Goes (Indian Summer dp)
LOVE Fest 2013B
A Gem of a Challenge — #68 Add a Bow

For Someone Special
Stamps: Paper Pretties Fan-tastic Sophia, Garden Fairy Katie
Paper: Basic Grey, Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Cryogen, Basic Grey Indian Summer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: pearls, Nesties, die-namics, ribbon

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LOVEFEST2013F MOJO281 Fun is Good!

Happy Friday!  I’m back with another Love Fest challenge card.  This one was sponsored by The Cat’s Pajamas and was an inspiration challenge featuring some awesome patterns in yellow, black and white.  When I saw it, I immediately thought of the Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze paper pad.

Yellow isn’t one of my go to colors, but I love yellow, black and white together.  I went with the MOJO Monday sketch and added a simple sentiment from Verve — the set seems to be retired and I don’t recall the name.  A very quick and simple card!

Challenge Submissions
MOJO Monday — #281

Fun is Good!
Stamps: Verve
Paper: Black Licorice (MFT), Harvest Gold (PTI), Staples White, Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: Nesties, ribbon

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LOVEFEST2013C Happy Birthday

Happy Wednesday!  I have been on a roll!  Last night, instead of retiring to our family room to watch TV, my husband and I watched from my craft room.  I was able to create two cards!  I’m loving the LOVE FEST challenges at SCS.  I’ve completed 5 of the 7 so far!  Expect things to be busy around here for a while — at least until my MOJO disappears LOL!

The Stamping Bella sponsored challenge is to Bring on the Bling.

For my card, I pulled out this sweet By Lori Designs image I had colored up.  I used super fun and sweet papers from Echo Park’s Summer Days — and matched that with Sweet Mango (Gina K) and Hawaiian Shores (PTI) cardstock.  When I went searching for a sketch for this card, as I often do, I came upon a new sketch challenge blog called I {heart} sketches.  I love sketches and this was a great one.  There are lots of layers and lots of papers on this card.  For the three hearts, I replaced them with balloons in a sweet bunch.  For my bling, I added rhinestones to the centers of her bows and to the center of the present bow.  In addition, there is a trio of rhinestones on the image panel.    I think it turned out really sweet!

Challenge Submissions
LOVEFEST2013C — Bring on the Bling
I {heart} Sketches — #6
By Lori Designs Challenges — #40 Use a Sentiment

Happy Birthday
Stamps: By Lori Designs Puddle Jumper Birthday Ella
Paper:  Sweet Mango (Gina K), Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Cryogen, Echo Park Summer Days
Other Stuff: rhinestones, ribbon, nesties, balloon punch, doily

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MFTWSC111 Love Being Yourself

Happy Tuesday!  Another card for you today.  Again, a MFTWSC sketch, done on time, which makes me quite happy with the current stretch.  I combined the sketch with the Love Fest challenges going on at SCS in the member company forums.  The first challenge is to use items or techniques starting with the letters of L-O-V-E.

Again, I used this cute Doodle Garden Far Out image.  I thought she’d be really cute combined with a sentiment from the CS about Audrey Hepburn set.  Love being yourself seems perfect for a pigtail and glasses wearing, bell-bottom, peace loving flower child.  LOL!  I went with a very different color combo of purples and oranges.  Her hair has some purple streaks in it.  She’s cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

So for the Love Fest challenge, my L is love being yourself, O is orange, V is vintage, as in the clothing and E is embossing with the Bloom Dots folder.

Challenge Submissions

Love Being Yourself
Stamps: MFT Doodle Garden Far Out, Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn
Paper:  MFT Grapesicle, Orange Fizz; Cryogen, Basic Grey Lime Rickey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Tangelo
Copics: YR07, YR09, BV02, E23, YG25, BV00, R20, BV04, YR04, YR02, BV13, BV01, E25
Other Stuff: star rhinestones, dienamics Fishtail Flag STAX, peace signs, mix & match banners

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