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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sweet Moments

This card is far from my normal style of card making. All of my cards have been larger cards with hand stitching on it. This one is your standard 4.25 x 5.5 card. I sometimes have a hard time making these small cards but have decided to add some smaller and less expensive ones for my etsy shop.


Anyway, this card was inspired by a sketech from Market Stress Stamps Sketch Challenge .
All products used are from Close to my Heart. There are lots of layers here that you can't see on the picture.
I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out many of the shapes.This cart is exclusive through CTMH.  I added two small brown flower buttons and some jute to adorn the card and the stamping is done using the Sweet Moments Clear acrylic stamp set. I can see a lot more cards coming out if this set.

Other Challenges this card was made for:
Die Cuttin Diva's - Shabby Choc or Vintage
Paper and Such - Recipe - Designer paper, twine, 2 buttons
Sarah Hurley - Vintage

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fred-She-Said Fabulous Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred-She-Said Fabulous Fall Blog Hop. Hop along with us and not only will you see some amazing artwork from the Design Team but you could win some fabulous prizes.

Here's how to play along: Start here at the FSS Blog . From there you will visit the next blog as designated there, leave a sweet comment for each of us and pick up the secret word. Then continue to the next person and do the same throughout until you reach the challenge blog where you will be given final directions for your secret sentence.

Here's what you could win:
$15 Gift Voucher to Bearly Mine Designs.
$10 Prize Package of yummy goodies chosen by Judy from PizzazzAPlenty
$30 Gift Certificate to Fred She Said Store.
Entries close on Friday September 30th at Midnight EDT and winners will be announced Saturday October 1st.
So, now lets get on with the hop. If you've come here from Debbie's Blog, you're on the right path.

My card today was inspired by a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

The Gorgeous Sunflower pre-colored images are from Fred She Said. The set is called Sunflowers and Thankfulness. This is such a beautiful set. I wish I could have made cards with every image and sentiment in it. However, I was having some printer issues so I had to stamp the Thinking of you.

The papers are from the Dreamin Paper pack from Close to my Heart. I'm having a bit of trouble getting away from this paper. I just love it but I think I've been making too many cards with it lately. But, it is perfect for Fall Cards.
The Hand Stitching was done with Matching Blue Embroidery Floss.

My word for you is "Autumn". Now hop on over to Robin's blog for her fabulous artwork and her secret word.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Yellow Hollyhocks


Happy Labor Day

Today I'm posting my last Hollyhock card. I had so much fun making these cards durting our power outage now I have to get down to other business.

The inspiration for this card came from the August Verve Sketch Challenge.
I used the Yellow Hollyhocks from the Hollyhock collection from Fred She Said.
I also used the Ornate Butterfly Digi from FSS.

All papers, ribbon, Half Pearls and the Thinking of You are from Close to my Heart.

The Hand Stitching was done with Matching Blue Embroidery Floss.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Vintage Pink Hollyhocks



Here is day four of my Hollyhock cards. The inspiration for this card came from the Verve August sketch challenge.
The image used is the Hollyhock collection from Fred She Said. This collection comes in a digi form and pre-colored. I used the Vintage Pink color for my card.

The papers, ribbon and half pearls are all from Close to my Heart. I added just a drop of glitz glitter gel to the center of each flower for just a little sparkle.
The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Purple Hollyhocks


Happy Labor Day Weekend. I can hardly believe the summer is over already. I wouldn't mind all of the seasons flying by so quickly if I wasn't getting older along with it! *Ü*

Here is the 3rd of 5 cards I made during my power outage. The sketch is from Verve August sketch challenges. This card is purple and green. I used the purple pre-colored holly hocks from Fred She Said and the Ornate Butterfly Digi which I colored with Copic Markers to martch. I added light green sparkles to the butterflies' bodies. White half pearls adorn the rest of the card along with Matching Embroidery Floss for the Hand Stitching in the corners of the card.

All papers, pearls and sparkles are from Close to my Heart.

Friday, September 2, 2011

White Hollyhocks

Here is day 2 of my Hurricane Irene power outage creations.
This color combination is one of my favorites. It's Twilight and sweetleaf. All papers, ribbons, half pearls, stick pins, and tag cut from the exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge are all from Close to my Heart.

The image is from the Fred She Said Hollyhock collection. These  images come in a digi form or 8 pre-colored versions. I had so much fun playing with five different colors.

The sketch is from the Verve August sketch challenge.

The Hand Stitching was done with white Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenges this card is submitted to:
Stampin' B's - Use a clip or a pin.
Cuddly Buddly - Vintage, Distressing & Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters - Flower Power
Stamp Something - Get Your Digi On
All Sorts - Blue & Green

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Red Hollyhocks


Well, we had an earth quake and Hurricane Irene all in the same week with a four day power outage. So the cards I post in the next five days are what I created while there was nothing much else to do.

This card was using a Verve Sketch Challenge.
Fred She Said just recently released the Hollyhock Digi and pre-colored images. Today I am using the Red Hollyhocks which I teamed up with Red, White and Blue papers from Close to my Heart.
I added red sparkles to the flowers above the Thinking of you as well as to dod the "i"'s. The I added light blue sparkles to the centerds of the Hollyhocks.

The Hand Stitching was done with Red Embroidery Floss.

Challenges that this card was submitted to"
Cute Card Thursday - Use at least one punch
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Bling and Sparkle