Carousel Notes

Sorry I have been absent for the last week. I have missed getting on all the blogs to see what has been going on. We are having work done on the house (basement) and I had both of my children home for Spring Break. I thought I would be able to do some card making but as you can see this is my first in over a week, it is good to be back. This card holder was made with the new Carousel Notes in the Occasions Mini and the SAB rub-ons. I cut the carousel notes down into quarters, so you can make 4 cards using one of these Carousel Notes. I whole punched around the scallops and put white brads in each of the openings. I was inspired by Patty’s blog to create this project. This card was really simple to make. Enjoy!

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Where did Spring go? It was a little chilly yesterday morning. Not what I was expecting after the gorgeous weather we had over the last few days. Maybe this is the blast before we really move into nice weather.
I hadn’t had a chance to play with the set I got from VerveVisual so I decided today would a good day. I used the sketch from PoeticArtistry to create this Spring card (if the weather won’t cooperate we can at least have in our cards). After I was all finished I realized I did not use brads on the corners. Oh well I’ll call it creative license. Here is the sketch and my card.

Stamps: Fancy Florals (Verve Visuals), Wonderful Words Paper: DCWV Spring Stack (cardstock and PP), light green (?), white Ink: English Rose (retired), Summer Sun (second generation) Accessories: ticket corner punch, key tag punch, Certainly Celery marker, green organdy ribbon, sticky tape, sponges.

Hope you enjoyed my little bit of Spring! Have a great day and Thanks for looking.

Color Challenge Monday

I hope everyone had a great Easter. Mine was busy with my daughters finding places to stay for our trip to Italy. Now we just need to wait and see if any of the places are available. Hopefully we will be lucky and have an apartment in Florence, Amalfi Coast, and Rome. I am getting very excited about the trip but also a little stressed in thinking about all I need to do. It will get done eventually.
I am so in the mood for Spring. The weather has been nice other than the wind. Hopefully it will die down and we can really enjoy the sunny cool days. My colors for the challenge today were More Mustard and So Saffron. The first thing that came to my mind were daisies, pansies, and bees. Needless to say I took the idea and ran with it. I began by using the card sketch from JendelMuro. I ended up modifying it a little to suite my card. Here is her sketch and my card.

Stamps: In Full Bloom and Simple Sayings II (both retired) Paper: Basic Black, More Mustard, So Saffron, So Saffron DS, White Ink: Basic Black Classic & Craft, More Mustard, So Saffron Accessories: Black Diamond Embossing Powder (Judi Kins), black brads black polka dot ribbon, 1″ – 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″ square punches, round tab punch, Layer Ease, Crafter’s Tool Kit, aqua brush, sticky tape.

So what do you think? Are you in the mood for Spring also. Hope you have a great day and Thanks for looking!

Sketch Saturday

I decided to change things up a bit. This week I am using Beate’s weekend sketch challenge for my card. I saw her sketch and thought it would be fun for a change.

I wanted to do something with a spring theme since yesterday was the first day of Spring. Yeah! I pulled out a set I had never used but loved it when I saw all the beautiful cards made with it. I thought it was perfect for my card. The circle part of the sketch is supposed to be a tag. I wanted to use punched flowers to hold my tag. I made my tag from the key tag punch but just like you shorten the word window punch by reinserting it after it is punched I did the same thing and got a smaller key tag punch. The tag actually hangs freely but I put it above the flowers for the picture.

Stamps: Trees Three and Watercolor Minis – both retired Paper: Chocolate Chip, white, Almost Amethyst -Certainly Celery -Rose Red – So Saffron DS Ink: Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun, Craft White Accessories: Daisy punch, Key Tag punch, large hole punch, crochet thread, Close to Cocoa marker, dimensionals, sponges.

Wow I realized after I had started posting this that I have not used any sparkle in a few posts and I cannot remember the last time I used ribbon. I will definitely have to work on those areas.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter tomorrow! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie on Thursday

Well as usual the day got away from me. I was hit with a bad case of allergies over the weekend and it threw me for a loop. Needless to say I am running behind.

I saw the Mojo Monday sketch on PoeticArtistry on Monday and knew I wanted to do it for Wednesday. She challenged us not to use a square or circle where the butterfly was. I got to thinking that most people would probably do a flower so as usual I wanted to do something different than a flower. My Unfrogrettable set came to mind and the creativity took off from there. I thought it would be fun to use lily pads in place of the swirls and for the strip in the middle a wharf came to mind. Needless to say the card came together fairly quickly once I had all my elements. Here is the Mojo Monday sketch and my card. Let me know what you think of my interpretation.

Stamps: Unfrogrettable, Lily Pad (wheel) Paper: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Old Olive, White Ink: Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Handsome Hunter, Old Olive Accessories: Antique Copper brads, Chocolate Chip – Close to Cocoa – Old Olive markers, Aqua Painter, wiggly eyes, dimensionals, sponge.

Thanks for looking!