DCWV February Card Sketch Challenge

     Thanks for stopping in! Hope you are having a fun day.
     Today, I have a card for DCWV's February Card Sketch Challenge.
     I used DCWV's The Painted Petals Stack to make this card. I just love the colors in the stack like these beautiful watercolored teals and purples - a kind of boysenberry. Actually, I used ColorBox's boysenberry pigment, which matches perfectly, to heat emboss the sentiment. And, don't you just love the sentiment!?! It's from Fiskars' Friends Forever Quotes collection.
     I love the vertical and horizontal strips in this month's sketch. The sketch gave us lots of room to play around and make it our own. To begin, I picked one of the lighter shades of the watercolored stock and trimmed it to fit my card base. I heat-embossed the sentiment on the panel then cut various size and shaped strips from coordinating sheets from the stack and adhered them to the panel. I punched a few fronds (Martha Stewart) and added pearls and flowers. Then, I mounted the panel to my card with foam tape.
     Here's our inspiration sketch. 

     This was a fun sketch to work with. Does it spark an idea for you? There's still time to get a card in. The deadline this month is 2/26/13. Here's the URL with all the details. http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2013/02/february-stack-holic-template-challenge.html
I will be looking forward to seeing your creations!


CAS-ual Fridays' Love Letters Challenge CFC88

     Thanks so much for stopping by! I so enjoy having you pop in and look around.
     Today, I have a card that I made for CAS-ual Fridays' Love Letters Challenge. We had to make cards using letters - stickers, stamps, die-cuts, etc.
     I used some rub-on letters and words for my card. I punched a circle through the front of the card letting the punch just go off the edge. I punched two small hearts and glued them to the back of the opening. I added a strip of patterned paper on the the inside of the card to show through the opening.
     Here's a close up of the opening.
     There's still plenty of time if you want to play along. You have until Thursday at noon to submit a project. You can find all the details here: http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2013/02/cfc88.html
    Update  02-04-13
     I am planning to enter this card in the Make a Window Challenge in the Moxie Fab World as well. Here's the link if you want to join the fun. But, hurry - the deadline is tonight. http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2013/01/75-creative-card-challenges-week_8.html


Tribute to My Sister, Kelly

      It was 27 years ago today that my sister, Kelly, moved to Heaven. This is always a really hard day for me. I loved her so much. Time has not helped much with the pain of losing her, but I have gotten more used to living with it. I want to share this tribute I made to her.


DCWV January Card Sketch Challenge

     Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day.
      It's time for another Card Sketch Challenge at DCWV. I posted a copy of the inspiration sketch below. There is still about a week left before the deadline, so you have plenty of time to play. Jump in and have some fun with us. Here is my take on this month's challenge.
     I used DCWV's The Home Spun Cardstock Stack to make my card. I love the colors and textures that are in this stack- some are scored like the sheet I used on the front of my card. Some are shiny like the one I used for my card base, and some are glittery. I took a picture of my card at an angle so that you could see the score lines running through the cardstock. Isn't it wonderful cardstock? Sure makes it easier on me when it comes like this.
     I made the purple and creamy-yellow tags using Spellbinders Parisian Accents dies. The lattice as well as the flower punches are from EK Success. And, the Hello sentiment is from TPC Studio. I heat-embossed the Hello with ColorBox's boysenberry pigment and clear embossing powder. The boysenberry was a perfect match.
     Here's the address for the rules if you want to create with us: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-stack-holic-template-challenge.html And, here's the sketch we have to work with for January.


* * * Happy New Year * * *

     I want to wish you and your families a Happy New Year! May you have great times ahead and peacefulness in your spirit. I want to thank my followers and visitors for all your visits and kind words about my work. You mean the world to me ,and I'm excited to share more projects with you this year. And, a few fun giveaways coming up soon!