Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Fuzzy Bear Hugs

I used today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers to make a card with this cute Sweet and Sassy Stamps image called Rhubarb's Pie.  I love working with these bright shades of yellow, red and green, they're such happy colors!  There are all kinds of fun Rhubarb images to choose from with more being created this month by owner Korin Sutherland!
Other supplies include:
Spellbinders Ovals Petite Large, Small
Circles Large, Small
The Twinery twine (Sweet and Sassy)
K & Co. Sweet Nectar dp
Stampin Up Real Red cardstock

Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Bees Knees

Today's Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers is Jennie (mocjen) and I based my card on a sweet CAS bee card in her fabulous gallery.  As soon as I saw it I thought of this little Rhubarb Honey Bee digi at Sweet and Sassy Stamps which I'd been wanting to try.  I had fun coloring this little bear and working with the color combo of black, white and yellow.  I couldn't help wishing I had those little bee buttons which are sitting in my stash at home - I was thinking a little dashed line bee flight path would have been fun to do!
Supplies include:
Twine - available from Sweet and Sassy Stamps
Spellbinders Circles Large, Small
Memory Box dp
Stampin Up cardstock

Friday, 22 July 2011

Felt Roses

My card today is based on a layout from a beautiful CAS card by Julia Aston (artystamper), who is Queen for the Day over at Splitcoaststampers.  I used some DCWV and Stampin up dp and added a Fanciful Flourish diecut using a Cheery Lynn Designs die.  The felt roses are cut using My Favorite Things rolled rose Die-namic.  I've used both these dies over and over again and love them.  The sentiment is from Verve.  This card is going to my sister in Minnesota - I recently got to spend a week there with her and we had a wonderful time - she is a real joy to me, and due to many thousands of miles between us, we don't get to spend enough time together!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Thankful for You

Today's sketch challenge at SCS gave me the chance to use Sweet and Sassy Stamps wonderful set Your Friendship again!  I popped up two of the three flowers in the set with punched leaves and added some SU buttons as flower centers.  The sentiment is one of seven in the set celebrating friendship, ideal for thanking those in our lives who have been a blessing to us!  The dp is from Stampin Up and the twine is from The Twinery, available also at Sweet and Sassy Stamps.
I'm posting my cards this month from my parents home in Glennallen, Alaska - having a wonderful time visiting my family here and also spending time creating with my Mom in her well stocked craft room!  The view from my parents deck and living room is beautiful, overlooking the forest with mountains in the distance, so we're not spending all our time in the craft room! 

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Rhubarb Thanks

Today's sketch challenge at SCS gave me a change to try out a cute new character over at Sweet and Sassy Stamps named Rhubarb!  He's colored with copics and popped up on a sponged Nesties circle.  I used SU's Ballet Blue for the sponging and Real Red for the Verve sentiment.  The dp is My Minds Eye First Day of School.  The twine is by The Twinery and can be found in a great selection of colors at Sweet and Sassy Stamps!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Everyday Miracles Butterfly

I love the butterfly from this set from Sweet and Sassy Stamps called Everyday Miracles - it's so easy to color, cut out and pop up and looks wonderfully life like.  I sponged the edges of the Spellbinders Circle with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw and popped it up on a Lacey Circle cut from Stampin Up's Pacific Point. The doily was cut from SU's Melon Mambo using the English Tea Party die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The dp and buttons are also from SU.  The leafy flourish is from Cheery Lynn Designs (Fanciful Flourish).