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Saturday, February 23, 2013

FSS - Easter Chick





Here are my latest cards using the Easter Chick pre-colored image from Fred She Said. I think this is just such a cute image and one I fall back on for Easter or a Baby Card. I am showing you two cards here. Both the same except for the sentiment.

The paper is from Close to my Heart, from the retired  Dotty for You Collection. The flowers were cut from the CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy" and the leaves are from the CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridge, "Artiste". The center of all the flowers are dotted with the Pink Glitz Glitter Gel from CTMH.
The Bakers Twine is from the CTMH Paradise Assortment

Other Challenge Blogs for this card:
Crafty Catz - Dies/Punches
Jelly Park Friends - Lots of different shapes



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Marigolds and Morpho Butterfly Birthday





My card today is a Birthday card using another image from the Fed She Said newest Release called Marigolds and Morpho

This is a pre-colored image. There are so many different options with this set and they are so gorgeous that I want to make cards with all of them. 

The design inspiration started with a sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge. I then used a Martha Stewart punch for my top and bottom edges. 

 The image was printed twice and the Butterfly was cut out of the second one and layered for extra dimension. Blue crystals adorn the heard and body of the butterfly. 

I'm finally getting around to using some retired papers from Close to my Heart. Colors are Star Spangled Blue, Sunkiss Yellow and Creme Brulee, along with Star Spangled Blue Grosgrain Ribbon. 

 The Happy Birthday is from a NEW Birthday Set called "Joyful Birthday". The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs for this card"
Broken Box Stock - Birthday
Card Makin' Mamas - Birthday
Crafty Catz - Pearls, Cies/Punch, Ribbon
Daring Cardmakers - Butterflies
Just Add Ink - Blue, yellow, white
All Sorts - Things with Wings


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Marigolds and Morpho Mother's Day Card




I just had to make a card last night with the newly released Marigolds and Morpho set from Fred She Said.
The image I used for this card is pre-colored but it also comes in a digi set for you to color yourself.
I fussy cut three of the butterflies out and layered for lots of dimension. 

If you're wondering why I made it for Mother's Day, well, it's because I thought the image was perfect for that. But also because I'm always so far behind in stocking my Etsy shop that I thought I would get a head start.


The crystal flourishes, Color Ready seam binding and retired papers are all from Close to my Heart.

The hand stitching was done with my own unique design in matching Embroidery Floss.


The design for this card started with a sketch from My Time Made Easy Pretty Patterns Sketch Challenge.


Other Challenge Blogs for this card:
Forever Friends - Butterflies


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nolan and the Bull Frog



I hope you all were happy with what ever your ground hog predicted yesterday. Our Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and predicted an Early Spring. I'm holding him to his word. He'd better be right! I hate this cold weather. We've been lucky with no snow accumulation so far and I'd like to keep it that way.

So, on to my card for today. We had a birthday party to go to yesterday for Erik, a sweet little boy who turned five. I thought the Fred She Said, "Nolan and the Bull Frog" would be perfect for his card. 


The design inspiration for this card came from a Sketch Challenge over at Sketch N' Stash. My stash for this challenge is the Outdoor Denim  twill ribbon that's I've had for years now and hardly ever use and the Pre-colored Digi from Fred She Said that was printed out about a year ago and never used. Also, the four square studs have been with me forever since I make very few masculine cards. The Happy Birthday is a retired stamp set from Close to my Heart called Say it in Style.

The papers were Newly released February 1st from Close to my Heart, called "Later Sk8r".

Other Challenge blogs for this card:
Critter Sketch Challenge - Use metal (square Studs) 
Stampin' Royalty - Birthday
Stampin' for the Weekend - Use some metal



Friday, February 1, 2013

Fred She Said Ground Hog Day Blog Hop





Fred She Said is having a Ground Hog Day Blog Hop.  Tracey, from Fred She Said hails from Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, home of Wiarton Willie, the albino ground hog.  Every February 2nd, Willie emerges from his den to predict whether or not we will have an early Spring.  If he sees his shadow, he will become frightened and scurry back into his den, hailing 6 more weeks of winter.  If he does not see his shadow, he will declare an EARLY SPRING woohoo!  Tracey has asked the Fred She Said DT to make a card - either a "wintery" card ( if they think Willie will predict  a LATE SPRING ) or a "Flowery or Spring" card ( if they think he will predict an EARLY SPRING ).

Your job, dear blog hopper, is to hop along and TALLY up how many DT thought it will be an EARLY SPRING and how many predict a LATE SPRING. Instructions on how to enter will be posted on the last stop at the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG.


ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$30 GC for the Fred She Said Store
$25 GC for Crop Stop ( provided by Tracey )


COUPON TIME!!!

FRED SHE SAID also has a Ground Hog Day WEEKEND SALE COUPON
( 25% 
off any purchase  on or over $10 from Friday FEB 1 UNTIL Sunday FEB 3 midnight EST )
 USE COUPON CODE GROUNDHOG

HERE IS MY PREDICTION: EARLY SPRING




I used the pre-colored Tulip Bouquet in Pink for my card.

The design of my card was inspired by this week's sketch at TechnoStamper
The papers used are NEW Close to my Heart paper, Chantilly.

The Hand Stitching was done in my own unique design with matching Embroidery Floss.

Now hop on over to Carolyn's Blog and see what she's predicting.

Here is the blog hop list in case you lose your way!

Blog Hop List:

Tracey
Michelle
Nancy
Carolyn
Crystal
Janet Kay
Karen
Patty
Zehra
FSS CHALLENGE BLOG ( entry instructions )

Good luck and Have Fun


Other challenges I made this card for:
The Color Throwdown - Desert Sand, Cotton Candy, Blush, Olive
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything
Inky Impressions - Bingo - Flowers, Ribbon, Pink/Red
                               Die Cuts, Sentiment, Pink/Red
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes with a Die Cut
Repeat Impressions - Bright colors and Vibrant prints.
Card Crafter's Circle - Spring