Friday, June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013 Patriotic Turtle

Doodle Pantry Patriotic Turtle, Sentiment Doodle Pantry Liberty Torch, Spellbinders nesties labels #18, Doodlebug stars and stripes papers and bakers twine, crystal stickers from elements elements

Needed a cute 4th of July card to get out to my little chemo patient - I am going to get some red/white/blue fun stuff and make a little package like red gum, blue nail polish, white tic-tacs, etc. and I thought this image was the perfect red/white/blue image to go with the package especially for a young patient.  and...the really big surprise is that ALL PATRIOTIC IMAGES at Doodle Pantry from June 28th thru July 4th are 40% off,  and this image - USA Star is Free - no purchase necessary.   What a nice image to make up some 4th of July cards or OWH cards.

          2 Sisters Challenge  -   Stripes
          Chocolate Coffee Cards - 4th of July
          Delightful Sketches - Red, white and blue
          Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars and Stripes  

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013 Golf Birthday

AMuse stamps, asst. cs, Scor-Pal, ribbon from stash, washi tape, pop dots.

Just a quick card for a long time friend that loves to golf, I thought his bd was in July - oops then I looked and realized I best make a card and get it out tomorrow.  Fun to make.  
Had a great day yesterday shopping with a friend, Patti, see she has lost 70 pounds and I had promised her a shopping trip when she lost 50 - well we just never could get 1 day off together so it worked for us yesterday.  She got some new (unmentionables), a cute cute little black dress, I got some orange crops and a cute shirt to go with, then off to Archivers and then a stop at a cute little stamp store in Kimmswick.  I am exhausted and (out of money).

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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June 25, 2013 Patchwork Star

Doodle Pantry Patchwork Star, Spellbinder circles, brad stars from my stash, HeroArts banner die and stamp set, Palette Ink

Now that I have had both L and R cataracts removed and a corneal abrasion on the L eye returning to normal I am back in my "craft cave " creating again.  The MoJo has been slow to return but working on it.  Using a great Doodle Pantry image Patchwork Star on this card which will be sent to one of my chemo patients for 4th of July.  I had bought the Hero Art banner and stamp set about a month ago and just not used it but I think it worked really well for this layout.  It also has 2 more stamps in the set.  Wednesday one of my besties Patti and I are going to St. Louis Chesterfield Mall (Archivers, Bath Body, Soma) to do some shopping after we both get our hair cut and styled.  I so need a girls day out - has been a rough month so things can get nothing but better.
        Creative Impression Paint - Red, white and Blue
        Simply Create Too - Flag colors
        The Stamping Chef - Stars and Stripes
         A Simple Five  Anything Goes
        Make it Monday  Anything Goes  

Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013 CAS Card

Spellbinders scallop circle negative image, TAC hummingbird image, Distress Ink Broken China, sequins from my stash, diamond dots from my stash.

I so needed an afternoon in my room - but more than that I needed some MoJo,  well my bestie Donna and another blogger friend Danni  provided my inspiration and a tutorial on some clean and simple ideas and I think it worked very well.  No coloring, just a few sequins and diamond dots and my card is addressed and in the mail to my chemo patient.  I am for sure going to be making some more of this style in the very near future - well maybe even this evening while DH watches the Cardinals ball game!!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22, 2013 Chalkboard Technique

AMuse cs, and Stamp, AMuse white embossing powder, Versamark ink pad, ribbon from Hobby Lobby

This is going to be my "swap" for Technique Junkie this month - we make just one card and must use a TJ technique, I choose the chalkboard technique - (not sure if I really like it) but this image is amazing for this technique.  When paired with all AMuse cs it turned out to be a nice birthday card, hoping my swap buddie enjoys getting this one.   

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013 Liberty Torch

Doodle Pantry Image and DP, Star brad from my stash, Nesties

With the 4th of July just around the corner I needed to make up a couple of cards to sent to my special chemo patients, and I love this image precolored and the DP goes so well with the image, not much extra needed to make this a "beautiful" card.  I printed the sentiment that came with the set and scored and folded on the score lines and it stands out which I really like, I have a feeling that it will flatten when I mail it but it makes a really nice statement.  Go to Doodle Pantry and check out some new mid month additions that Laurie added to the store.  

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 15, 2013 Harold and Fred

Doodle Pantry Harold and Fred, Doodle Pantry DP, Spellbinders nesties, bakers twine, SU scallop punch

I needed a "Thank You" card and I know my BFF likes frogs so when I saw Doodle Pantry , Harold and Fred  colored up I thought how perfect for this occasion.  I popped his bill and then fussy cut the Fred Frog out (yes talk about fussy cut) and popped him up too.  Love the DP that goes with set and the wacky rect. nesties were perfect and worked very well.  Needed just a pop of color so used Bakers Twine and three little pearls.  It is already in the mail so hope she likes it!!! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 Peacock Birdie

Doodle Pantry Peacock Birdie, spellbinders nesties, cloud die, pearls from Kaiser Kraft, pop dots, Digi paper from Doodle Pantry

Mid month release this month from Doodle Pantry  is some colored versions - and love this brightly colored version of Peacock Birdie, isn't she just as cute as can be.  I cut out her beautiful tail and popped it up as well as the two flowers on the limb she is sitting on.  Love the sentiment on the cloud with just a bit of sponge blue around it.  This is headed for a lady who is having some difficult days so I am hoping it brightens her day when she gets this card.

Challenges 4 Everybody
Eclectic Ellapu

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Gina K Designs Only God, CS from AMuse Studio, black bling from Kaiser Kraft, ribbon from my stash

I have been a bit sluggish on posting any new creations this week - but when I saw this stamp I knew it said everything that was happening to us this past week.  We had to put our precious Stella dog down last weekend, I had cataract surgery on Monday,  I had 50 luminary bags to stamp for Relay for Life,  and we had company on top of all of it, it was family so they totally understood our emotions.  I love the message this sentiment brings and it makes me remember that in times of trouble Only God can help us heal.  I am hoping a 3 day camping trip with just hubs and our other 2 dogs, a good book, and some bright sunshine will improve our spirits.  And hoping to find my MoJo really really soon, I miss being creative - that is just a part of who I am.   

Saturday, June 01, 2013

June 1, 2013 Oh Baby

Doodle Pantry Digi Image Oh Baby, Doodle Pantry Digi Paper, Bakers twine from The Twinery, blue and yellow cs from my stash, SU pop dots, Paper Shapers Swirl punch, Copic markers, MS punch

June 1 and another "new release" from Doodle Pantry and I absolutely love Oh Baby which you can see here.  I totally cased this card from a friend Deb Miller and I love the design of a baby mobile, the images in this set worked perfectly and this turned out oh so cute "baby".  We have a friend who is going to be a grandma soon and this card will be perfect for the baby shower.
This month Doodle Pantry has several "baby" releases including Quirky Stork which is free this month "if" you enter the challenge, another set is  Baby Shoes and it is so much fun especially with digi papers included in the set.  This set (although not baby) VintageCooking is "free" with purchase
     Glitter and Sparkle - Use some with B
     Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
     365 Cards  - Sweet Baby