Archive for March, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 2 and 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch Challenge

Two challenges in one!

This is my submission for Dawn McVey’s Week 2 Color Challenge as well a 2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge this week.The patterned paper fit so nicely with the colour challenge that I wanted that to be my focus. For embellishments, I used a giant brad with a cute flower pattern (dollar store) as well as one of my Baba (grandmother)’s buttons. She saved EVERYTHING because she lived through the depression. I “inherited” these buttons from her and use them occasionally. If I ever want to use them up, I’d better put them on every card I make from now to eternity! She was a great lady and I miss her dearly.

Ok, now that I’ve uploaded another card, I really have to get to bed!

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March 31, 2009 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

OCC Colour Challenge

It’s getting late, but I wasn’t ready for bed, so I was looking through some of the blogs I have listed as “favourites” on my computer. I had forgotten about Our Creative Corner‘s colour challenge, so thought I’d give it a whirl. The colours this week are More Mustard, Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy. I stamped Rubberbootabella with Black Stazon on watercolour paper and paper pieced the umbrella with S-U SAB DSP. I coloured her boots with Not Quite Navy, her skirt with Bashful Blue and her top with More Mustard. I used Blush Blossom on her skin and Close to Cocoa for her hair. I added a few self-sticking rhinestones and added the sentiment on the bottom. A pretty quick and easy card for 11:15 p.m. Gotta go get some ZZZZZ’s.

March 31, 2009 at 11:17 pm Leave a comment

Chicks Inspiration Challenge – Week 2!


Here it is! Week 2 of The Chicks’ Inspiration Challenge. Last week, we had five participants in our brand new challenge. It’s a great start, but next week when all five of them are the guest designers, we’re going to need some new players! So don’t be shy, join us and play! As with last week, there are no rules! Just look at the picture and make any project it leads you to! You have until Sunday, April 5th at midnight EST to link up using the Mr. Linky form at the bottom of this post. If you need help with any part of this process, simply click on the lable “Tutorials” in the right sidebar for step by step instructions.

Start by checking out the samples our guest designers made this week!

Donna MacDonald

Cathy Lewis

Karen Motz


Dana White

Joy Atkinson

Laurel Halliwushka

March 31, 2009 at 1:32 am 3 comments

Chicks Inspiration Challenge – Week 1 Top Five!

O.K. I know only five people played the challenge in week one. But we loved all five entries and we are thrilled to invite all of you to be guest designers for our Week 3 challenge! If you would like to participate, please contact Cathy with your email address (inkycathy@gmail.com) and we will send you the week 3 challenge in advance so you can “get ready for your closeup!”

Without further ado, here are our “top five” for Week One:

Shelley Weaver

Janet R

Emily Wundrock

Margaret De Witt

Cat Spicer

Great job Ladies – Thanks for playing!

March 31, 2009 at 1:05 am Leave a comment

Chicks Inspiration Challenge – Week 2!


Here it is! Week 2 of The Chicks’ Inspiration Challenge. Last week, we had five participants in our brand new challenge. It’s a great start, but next week when all five of them are the guest designers, we’re going to need some new players! So don’t be shy, join us and play! As with last week, there are no rules! Just look at the picture and make any project it leads you to! You have until Sunday, April 5th at midnight EST to link up using the Mr. Linky form at the bottom of this post. If you need help with any part of this process, simply click on the lable “Tutorials” in the right sidebar for step by step instructions.

Start by checking out the samples our guest designers made this week!

Donna MacDonald

Cathy Lewis

Karen Motz


Dana White

Joy Atkinson

Laurel Halliwushka

March 30, 2009 at 9:32 pm 3 comments

Chicks Inspiration Challenge – Week 1 Top Five!

O.K. I know only five people played the challenge in week one. But we loved all five entries and we are thrilled to invite all of you to be guest designers for our Week 3 challenge! If you would like to participate, please contact Cathy with your email address (inkycathy@gmail.com) and we will send you the week 3 challenge in advance so you can “get ready for your closeup!”

Without further ado, here are our “top five” for Week One:

Shelley Weaver

Janet R

Emily Wundrock

Margaret De Witt

Cat Spicer

Great job Ladies – Thanks for playing!

March 30, 2009 at 9:05 pm Leave a comment

Mojo Monday Week 80

I have to say, I do like starting my day off making a card, especially if it is for Mojo Monday! I’m trying to decide (still) if I like this stamp set or not (Best Kind of Friend). I think I do, but I don’t often reach for it when I am making cards. I guess it was needing a little love today so why not? This is a great layout. The flowers are just starting to peek out in the garden, so I had that in my head too. I used Gina K. 120 lb. card stock for my card bae. The patterned paper is S-U (of course!). I used versa mark, then Riding Hood Red and clear embossed the flower pot. I used Regal Rose, Ruby Red and Old Olive to colour the flowers. Kiwi satin ribbon and a few rhinestones from the dollar store along with a couple of punches and c’est fini. Have a terrific day everybody!

March 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm 14 comments

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