Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pink & Black-The Rainbow Lady's #91 & Flutter By Wednesday #98

This has been a crazy week so only 2 challenges I have gotten to do.  This one works for The Rainbow Lady's #91 (one piece of black, ribbon, circle, one or more stamp, & fairy) & Flutter By Wednesdays #98.  Using SU's Basic Black CS as 1st layer, then Pretty in Pink layereed on top after applying the Eyelet Border Punch.  I did not have a fairy I used a butterfly. For my one stamp the Butterfly Accent from the Occasions Mini in Classic black Ink.  Using the 1" and 3/4" Circle Punches for the flower and a pink brad from the Soft Subtle Brads for the center.  The ribbon is 1/2" Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain is run through the punches form the Slit Punch and the oval from the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware.  The flower and the butterfly punched from the Butterfly Punch is out of Shades of Spring Designer Paper also found in the Occasions Mini.
Challenges 4:
The Rainbow Lady's #91: Use piece of black CS, ribbon, circle, fairy, & one or more stamp 
Flutter By Wednesday #98: Butterfly
Happy stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Butterfly Birthday-Flutter By Wednesday #97, ABC One Paper, Creative Belli #85, Our Creative Corner New, & My Time #79 Green Plus One

The weekend is here and it is supposed to be in the 50's!!!  This little card is wroking for 5 challenges.  ABC was to use one paper (12x12 designer front and back counted as one) I used my new, this worked for Our Creative Corner as the challenge was to use something new, SU's Shade of Spring Designer Paper in the Occasions Mini.  My Time to Craft was green plus one using the green side as my base then the purple side as the plus one for 2nd layer which I punched the edges with the Pinking Hearts Border and Corner Punches. Flutter By's challenge was butterflies with hearts and Creative Belli was hearts.  Using the scrap paper to punch out the hearts and butterflies.  The punches used were the Butterfly, Small Heart, Pinking Hearts Border, and Pinking Hearts Corner (last 3 from the Occasions Mini).  The green polks dot ribbon is out of the Ribbon Original package.
Challenges 4:
Fluuter By #97: Heart and butterflies
ABC: One Paper
Creative Belli #85: Hearts
Our Creative Corner: New
My Time #79: Green Plus One
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Country Morning Birthday-CupcakeCraftChallenge#78,ThePinkElephant#54, ASpoonfulofSugarChallenge#91

Happy Wednesday.  I have a workshop next week and am going to demonstrate this card.  It also worked for 3 challenges: Cupcake Craft #78 Simple, The Pink Elephant #54 Use ribbon, sweet, and simple, and A Spoonful of sugar #91 Spring. Using SU's cardstock Certain Celery as the base layer, 2nd layer Pretty in Pink, 3rd layer Blushblossom (which doesn't show in picture), 4th layer Very Vanilla.  Usinbg Classic Ink Basic Black stamped the flowers from Hostess Set Country Morning colored in with different shades of Stampin' Pastels.  The saying is from the Picture This Hostess Set Occasions Mini.
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette          

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vote for Wicket

Now through March 4th the Humane Society is hostiong an online pet photo contest to raise money for spaying and neutering.  All each dollar donated in Wicket's name will go to my local Bedford Humane Society. You can vote multiple times or cast one lump vote. Just click on my picture and it will take you right to the website.
Thanks for your help,Wicket

Monday, February 15, 2010

Messy Card

Yes this is a messy card on purpose.  You see my name was drawn for week 2-2-2010 Tuesday Taggers winner (I could not belive it!!) & they asked me to design a messy card.  You know this was harder than I thought it would be.  All I did was take leftovers & scraps gluing to Whisper White CS & then stamping the dog with the wet feet in Classic Ink Basic Black (which mine has had since January) with SU's D is for Dog set the dog's head is not fully on one sheet but this is not supposeds to be a perfect card.
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Olympic Inspirations..Inspiration in Action Challenge-Stamping 411 #SSC138-Crazy 4 Challenges #C4C24-Catch the Bug

Another Olympic themed I used for 4 challenges: Inspiration in Action for the sketch design of 5 layers with the text in middle.  Using the colors of the 5 Olympic circles (SU Brocade Blue, Basic Black, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore) make up the layers the circles on their Whisoper White background-this aslo worked for Stamping 411 design.  Carzy 4 Challenges wanted red.  The Olympic bears are are clipart from Also put as a 2nd to Catch the Bug.

Challenges used 4:
Stamping 411 #SSC138-Sketch
Inspiration in Action: 5 Layer Sketch
Catch the Bug: Olympic
Crazy 4 Challenges #C4C24: Red
Card Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Basic Black
Punch: 1/16" Circle Punch
Accessories: Brad
Ribbon form Walmart
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

2010 Olympic Symbol: Challenges of Stamping 411 Color #110, One Stop Craft Challenge #67, & Catch the Bug Challenge

Happy snowy Monday to SW Virginia again....just think SPRING!!!  As you know the Winter Games started last week so the theme to Catch the Bug was Olympics.  I incorporated that into the color scheme for the Stamping 411 colors of SU's So Saffron, Brocade Blue, & Certain Celery.  They worked perfect with the symbol which I printed off on Whisper White CS.  The design is for the One Stop Craft Challenge which asked for 2 layers, 3 embellishments, ribbon w/ scalloped border, & text in corner. The only stamp set I used was the flag from the Service & Sacrifice set by using Classic Inks of Crushed Curry (Gold Medal), Basic Gray (Silver Medal), & Dusty Durango (Bronze Medal) then cutting out & attaching to ribbon with scotch tape.
Stamping 411 Color #110: So Saffron, Brocade Blue, Certain Celery
Catch the Bug: Olympic Theme
One Stop Craft Challenge #67: Sketch
2010 Symbol Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Certain Celery
Classic Inks: Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Dusty Durango
Stamp Set: Service & Sacrifice
Punches: Horizontal (to attach ribbon) & Scallop Edge
Red, white & blue ribbon from Walmart
Happy stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chocolate & Pink Valentine

Guess what?  It's not snowing!!!!!  But the wind is blowing like crazy...up to 60 mile hour gusts!!!   I am using this card for 4 challenges:  Flutter By Wednesday, Colour Q, Lord Have Mercy Tuesday's Sketch, & My Time to Craft.  The colors are for Colour Q (Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Whisper White, & Blush Blossom.  The design is for Lord Have Mercy Challenge. Using SU's new Heart Accent Stamp (Occasions Mini Catalog) stamped it in Chocolate Chip on the Close to Cocoa first layer, then used 2nd layer of Blush Blossom, & then used the new stamp set Whimiscal Words (OM catalog) on the Regal Rose layer also in Chocolate Chip.  Then stamped the Butterfly Accent on Whisper White, punched out with the Butterfly Punch, ran through Paper Crimper, put on the little X's & O's ribbon for body & attached.  Used the Full Heart, Small Heart (OM Catalog) & Heart to Heart Punches. The small heart is out of Designer Series Paper Christmas Cocoa. 
Challenges Used 4:
Lard Have Mercy #MTSC60: Sketch
Colour Q #19: Use of colors Regal rose, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom
My Time to Craft #78: Hearts & Kisses 
Flutter by Wednesday #96: Love w/ Butterfly
Chocolate & Pink Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Designer Series Paper Christmas Coca
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Accent & Whimiscal Words
Punches: Butterly, Full Heart, Heart to Heart, Small Heart
The ribbons are from Michaels & Walmart
Happy Stampin until we stamp again, Lynette                   

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Masculine Valentine

Last one for the day.  A lot of challenges completed.  The challenge for One Stop Challenge #66 was to use the colors of Apple Green, Clotted Cream, & Chocolate Chip.  Since this was male card (Our Creative Corner Challenge) I thought what perfect colors & also incorporate the Stamping 411 #137 sketch design.  The deer sketch if from my father that he drew for me to use years ago for a patch so I made one of these cards to give to him in March for his birthday to see if he remembers it.  I stamped SU Very Vanilla (didn't have Clotted Cream) the stamp out of the retired set of Backwoods in Chocolate Chip, overlayed with Green Galore (I thought looked like a green apple), Chocolate Chip, DSP Chirstmas Cocoa, & colored deer using Blender Pen & Pastels.  You can't see (should have used a different color ink but I oculd see it just looking at it) used the Valentine stamp out of Holiday Best in Chocolate Chip Ink attached with Soft Suede Polka dot grosgrain ribbon.  Used the Horizontal Punch for ribbon.
Challenges used 4:
Stamping 411 #137
One Stop Challenge #66: Use Colors Apple Green, Chocolate Chip, Clotted Cream
Our Creative Corner Challenge: Masculine Valentine
Happy Stampin' until we meet again, Lynette

Chinese Valentine

Duh, I just had a blonde moment...had everything typed & hit the wrong button & deleted it.  Let's tyr again!!! 

This worked for 3 challenges: C.R.A.F.T Challenge (Love/Valentine), Crafts 4 Eternity (Sketch using red & hearts), & Cupcake Craft Challenge.  The squares were made using SU's DSP Christmas Cocoa (I have gotten a lot of use from that for Valentines) & attached to Whisper White CS.  I stenciled on Whisper White the Chinese symbol for love & the word love using a Blender Pen to color in with SU's Pastel Real Red. The only stamping was with the I {Heart} Heart Stamp Set using Classic Ink Real Red onn Pixie Pink CS then punching out with the Heart to Heart Punch then tying with Linen Thread.

Challenges 4:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #36: Love/Valentine
Cupcake Craft Challenge #76: Red & White
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #19: Sketch, Red, & Hearts

Chinese Valentine Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Whisper White, DSP Christmas Cocoa, Pixie Pink, Real Red
Stamp Set: I {Heart} Heart
Punches: 1/16" Circle, Heart to Heart
Classic Ink: Real Red
Stampin' Pastels: Real Red
Accessories: Linen Thread, Blender Pen
(Stencil is from Amazon)
Happy Stampin' until we meet again, Lynette

Cute as a Bug

I love when I can combine several challenges into one.  This works for 3: Stamp 411 Color Challenge (Apricot Appeal, Real Red, & Taken with Teal), Saturday Spotlight (Teeny Tiny Time), & Magical (kids).  The teeny tiny is SU Love bug Stamp set which stamped on Whipser White with Classic Basic Black Ink & then using SU Blender pen & pastels of Real Red (bug), Garden Green leaf carraige), Glorious Green (leaf), Apricot Appeal (face of bug), Basic Black (tentacles & wheels), Going Gray (body of bug), & More Mustard (hubcaps). 
Love Bug Challenges: 
Stamp 411 Color Challenge #109: Taken w/ Teal, Apricot Appeal, & Real Red
Saturday Spotlight Teeny tiny time 
Magical #8: Kids

Love Bug Recipe (all are SU products):
Cardstock: Real Red, Taken w/ Teal, Apricot Appeal, & DSP Christmas Cocoa
Pastels: Real Red, Garden Green, Glorious Green, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Going Gray, & More Mustard
Accessories: Blender Pen
Happy Stampin' until we meet again, Lynette

Love Bugs

This card took care of 5 challenges, Stampin' Sisters in Christ (marriage Scipture: Mark 10: 7-9), ABC (N for New), Secret Crafters Saturday (monchrome & white), The Pink Elephant (Valentines), Tuesday Taggers (love is all around).  The monochrome (one color different tones) I went with my favorite color of purple.  Cardstock SU Lavender Lace (under the purple lace), Lovely Lilac, & Whisper White.  Using the new SU Love Bug stamp set & Wide Oval Punch I used Lavender Lace Basic Ink for the stamping (I think if you enlarge it will show better), Eyelet Border Punch used on edge & then one of the large Filigree silver Brads in corner.  Lace is from Walmart.
Challenges used for:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ:  #25 Mark 10: 7-9
ABC: N for New
Tuesday Taggers: Valentines
Secret Saturdays: Monochrome & white
The Pink Elephant: #53 Valentines
Happy Stampin' to you until we stamp again, Lynette     


This was not quite what I was hoping for-one of those ideas that went farther South!!!  Anyway enough of the corny husband is a big Neil Diamond fan so I thought do something diiferent for Valentines then red. Usinbg his song Heartlight I used SU Whisper White cardstock & graduating from dabbing on Basic Black, to Basic Grey, to Yoyo Yellow as the light came on.  The heart was punched from Yoyo Yellow cardstock & a SU dimensional used to give it lift.  I then added the line from the song, "Turn on your heartlight". 
Unitl we stamp again, Happy Stampin', Lynette

Friday, February 5, 2010

Butterfly Seed Packet-Flutterby Challenge #95

Well snowed in again!!!  I emailed my Sunday School teacher & told her that our Easter lessons we started would be going on still at Christmas..LOL!!!  The Challenge this Wednesday was just to have a butterfly & I love butterflies.  Hopefully Spring will soon get here & people will be getting their gardens ready so I did something a little different this week & will also be using it at my next workshop as a Make & Take.  Very easy to do.  This was a CASE from a swap idea.  I stamped the background using Pretty Petals stamp which has butterflies on it in SU Lavender Lace on Very Vanilla Cardstock which was cut in half long ways then scored that in half to make the pocket. The Dreams saying & Butterfly stamp in Certain Celery is from Dreams du Jour Stamp Set punched out using 1 3/4" Hole Punch & glued on.  Folded over 2" tore edge for effect & using 1/16" hole punch to add the Filigree Brads.  To see the full colors you can click on the image.  Until we stamp again, Happy Stampin'. Lynette

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bear Hug

Well stampers here we go again another winter storm is supposed come in tomorrow and bring about another 10" of snow. A friend from Sunday School called that she was calling everyone because she missed seeing us because church has been cancelled the last 2 weeks & probably again this Sunday.  I made this card to take care of 6 challenges this week. The colors were different & I was not sure what they would look like togerther, but the funny thing is that the ribbon I picked upat Micheal's yesterday if you click the picture to enlarge you will see that it these colors in it & I did not realize  it when I bought it.  They are SU's Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, & Chocolate Chip.
Stamping the large heart with Chocolate Chip ink & then restamping without reinking for effect..the small love heart was done the same way.  Using the Aqua Painter I colored in the bear with Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pastels.   
The Challenges are:
Sophisti Cat #20-LOVE
365 #339-LOVE
The Pink Elephant ##52-All About Pink
A Spoon Full of Sugar #89-Let's Get Sketchy
Tuesday Taggers-BEAR
Embellished Magazine Color Challenge-Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, & Chocolate Chip
Bear Hug Recipe (all are SU products except the ribbon):
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate chip
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts (Occasions Mini) & Teddy & Train
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Pastels: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Aqua Painter
Punches: Heart to Heart, Pinking Hearts Corner (Occasions Mini), & Scallop Trim Border (Sale-a-bration)
That was a lot, until we stamp again, Happy Stampin, Lynette        

Monday, February 1, 2010

Puppy Love-Stamp411-Stampin'SistersinChrist#24-365SuperSketchySunday

This card worked for the three challenges above.  The design worked for Stamp 411 & 365 Super Sketchy Sunday.  Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week was for the children & the scripture Matthew 18:4

"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven."

I used the scripture with the little girl hugging her puppy dog whis I thought showed the basis of being a child--just simple lives to hug their best friend & no worries. I used Stampin' Pastels technique of scrapping off a little of the colored chalk, a few drops od water from the Aqua Painter, & then a couple of drops from Crystal Effects mixing together then applying with the form brush in the pastels let dry & you can't tell it in the picture but this gives it a shiny effect.  The Barely Banana was to tie into her hair. Then dapping Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, & Rose Red ink to white cardstock using a paper towel.   
Puppy Love Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, & Whisper White
Stampin' Pastels: Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, & Real Red
Classic Ink Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Rose Red, Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly & Of the Earth (Hostess Level 1)
Accessores: Crystal Effects & Aqua Painter
Punch: Eyelet Border
So keep your days simple & worry free, Happy Stampin', Lynette   

Amazing Grace-Our Creative Corner Challenge Music

When I saw this challenge I immediately thought of my favorite hymn Amazing Grace.  I can remember my grandmother singing this as she was doing her quilting or crocheting.  I have a cross stitich kit to do & in it was the cover showing what the finished stitching is to look like, it has pinks, greens, & a deep purple inthe flowers, I copied it on Whisper White cardstock, then took some of my Aida cloth (this idea I got from another challenger) stamping it with Rich Razzleberry & attaching to Whisper White.  Tryinbg to match the colors as close as possible, I took Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive Cardstock where I attached the song.   The angel attached to the ribbon (Walmart) is from Oriental Trading bead making pin kit.       
Recipe (all are SU unless noted):
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Ink: Classic Rich Razzleberry
May God Bless you with Amazing Grace, Lynette