Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pop It Up For The Pixie Cottage Challenge #89

It's Wednesday again, and that means it's time for another challenge at The Pixie Cottage!  I did not get back in time from Vermont to get my card created to go live for the challenge, but will get it posted hopefully this evening here on my blog. 
This week's theme is "Pop It Up!"  You can interpret this in lots of ways, you could make a Pop Up Card, use foam dots to pop up areas, make an easel card, anything just as long as it pops! As always, there is also a second part to our challenges, which is a sketch.  Here is this week's great sketch you can follow. 
Follow the theme, the sketch, or get wild and follow both! Either way, come join us at The Pixie Cottage!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Brother's Birthday Cards

Hello from beautiful Vermont!  We just finished a wonderful breakfast prepared by our lovely hostess and inn owner, Jane Doerfer.  We are here to visit my daughter at Norwich University's Parent Weekend, and this is our 7th or 8th stay at the Green Trails Inn.  We have seen quite a bit of the damage from the flood waters hurricane Irene devastated this pretty little state with, and Jane sustained some damage to the inn, but all seems to be getting back to normal as well as it can. 

I have two birthday cards to post that I sent to my brother. This first one is from me, and I am using for the House Mouse Challenge. They are having a big birthday blog hop, and I would love to play along, but time is limited, so I'm just posting my card.  I believe this image stamp is called "Popping Mouse", colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  Did some sponging around the edges, attached over Tuscan papers. The sentiment was printed from my computer, cut/embossed with Spellbinders Ovals.  Added the metal corners after I "aged" them a bit with Copics. 

This next card is the one I made for our mother to give to my brother.  I followed this week's Midnight Madness sketch.  Used the Open Sea set from SU! as well as the nautical SU! papep. Lots of sponging and corner punching.  The compass was embossed with gold EP, cut/dry embossed with Spellbinders Circles. 

Both of these went together pretty quickly, and I really like how they turned out. 

Heading home Monday night, and will be back at the craft table doing wedding decoration stuff for my daughter.  Hope to get able to get more cards in as well. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pixie Cottage Challenge #87

It's Wednesday...that means two more day till Friday!  :)  It also means time for another challenge at The Pixie Cottage.  This week's challenge theme is Fussy and Fancy, and there's also a great sketch to follow.  You can choose theme or sketch, or both!  I was going to do both, but not sure I came out so well with the fussy and fancy, but I flipped the sketch on its side and followed it.  I used the digital image "Feather" from Michelle's Scrapbooking, colored with Copics, then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels Six die.  That was layered onto Spellbinders Scalloped Square which I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  I printed the sentiment from my computer, cut/embossed it with Spellbinders Oval die.  The roses are from Wild Orchid.  Added a couple curly ques and some rhinestones.

Stamps:  "Feather" digi image by Artish.
Paper:  SU! CS, unknown DP from stash.
Ink:  Memento, Copics, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Six, Scalloped Squares and oval dies, Wild Orchid roses, rhinestones, CB embossing folder, Stickles.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A House Mouse Recipe Card

Oh my gosh...I've had this card made for a week, but kept forgetting to take a picture of it and post it.  Between working on stuff for my daughter's wedding in the evenings, and this past week dealing with two attorneys on my own at work because each of their paralegal's were on mind took a vacation of its own and forgot a few things.  Then had camera issues.  Just got back from a [WONDERFUL] weekend at the beach and there it was, so I took a quick picture with my cell phone, so sorry for the not too great quality.  Had to get in on the House Mouse challenge! :)

The challenge this time around on the House Mouse Challenge was to create something with a recipe on it.  This recipe for chai tea is yummy and I thought this image was perfect to go on the card.  I colored it with Copics, added some Liquid Pearls and Stickles.  The tea tag says "rose hips" on the stamp, but I masked that off, then wrote on the tag with a Copic fine liner.  Used bundled sage to stamp the vines onto a scrap of sage green SU! paper I still had left in my stash, then layered that onto another piece of SU! CS on which I used the MS Swirling Lace punch around the page.

Stamps: House Mouse "Feeling Rosey"
Paper:  SU! scraps, Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Memento, Copics.
Accessories:  MS Swirling Lace punches, Liquid Pearls, Stickles.

Never Forget...

We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.

25 Most Powerful Photos

25 Most Powerful Photos

25 Most Powerful Photos

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mellow Yellow at Pixie Cottage

It's time for another challenge at The Pixie Cottage. The week's challenge is "Mellow Yellow".  As always, there are two parts to the challenge...a great sketch and/or the theme.  You can do either or both.  This week I again chose to go with the theme, and again I used this adorable Hannah on Bench stamp available at Michelle's Scrapbooking.  I just love this image.  I colored her with Copics, cut/embossed the image with Spellbinders Labels Small.  I followed the sketch at Midnight Madness.  The background DP is HOTP, scraps from my stash.  The upper portion was embossed with a new folder from The Paper Studio.  Added some yellow Stickles and a few flowers and all finished with this cutie. 

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Stamps:  Hannah on Bench from The Pixie Cottage
Paper:  HOTP, SU!
Ink:  Memento, Copics
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Small, Wild Orchid roses, Kort and Godt flowers, Stickles, "intricate swirl" embossing folder from The Paper Studio.