Thursday, April 17, 2014

Punch Art for Zoie - rabbit

Hi Ladies!

Is it cold in your area?  It was chilly this morning.  We had a freeze warning last night.  The day wasn't too bad as the sun was out.  It will warm up a little in a few days so I can deal with it.

Today is my punch art for Zoie.  A few weeks ago I shared a cute little triangle chick by Julie Davison .  She also had a cute rabbit.  I decided to make the rabbit for her today.  Julie does a fabulous job with her video explaining step by step how to make the little box.  She then goes further to show you how to make all the pieces to decorate it.  I followed her directions and here is what I created.

  























Isn't it just the cutest little package.  It is really tiny as it is only  2 1/2 inches tall.  I had a sheet of Doc McStuffins stickers I cut up and put inside.  She loves Doc McStuffins.  I am curious to see if she remembers to open it up and get the stickers out.

Thanks for visiting me today.  What little packages have you created?  I would love for you to share them with me.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Crisp Cantaloupe

Hello Ladies!

Well we are back to cold weather.  I saw on the news some places actually got snow.  I know up near DC they were getting some ice.  This is crazy weather for the middle of April.  I will be glad to get back to the warmer weather.

Today is our weekly blog hop.  This week our colors were

Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding

                                     OR

Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede
 
Our added piece this week was to use vellum and make it an Easter card.  

I saw a challenge at Just Us Girls for Creating a Watercolor Background.  I had done a card earlier using this technique and loved it so I decided to do it for this card also. 












I chose to use the first set of colors.  I created my background and set it aside to dry.  I then stamped the swirl from Everything Eleanor on vellum using Whisper White craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then used the extra wide oval to punch out 3 ovals.  I also punched out an oval of each color.  I attached the vellum to the ovals.  I now had my eggs.  I pulled out my fringe scissors and created some grass.  All that was left to do was to put my card together.  Here is what my final creation looked like.


























inside of card and envelope

















So are you ready to see what the other ladies created using this challenge.  Head on over to Helen's blog - Blue Dahlia Designs to see what she did with the colors. 
 
Thanks for visiting me today.  We have a very short hop today.  Some of our ladies are still on vacation as well as a few are involved with Passover.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
 
Robbie   

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Birdhouse side step

Hello Stampers!

So what is on your agenda for today?   I have nothing planned for today so I will spend some time playing in my craft room.  I have a few cards I need to get made so I have something to post the next few days.  I have to work around Zoie as she will want to help.

My card today is one I created for the Technique Time Tuesday challenge.  The challenge this time is to create a Side Step card.  While I was watching the video I thought it would be fun to make a birdhouse for the full side panel.  I created the bird house first then I needed to do the steps.  I thought it would be good to have some flowers and of course I could not resist using my fringe scissors to make the grass.  Here is my creation.  























inside and envelope













When I first cut off the sides of the top of the birdhouse, I cut it too close and the front of the card and back were not connected.  I redid it and did much better the second time.

When I went to the challenge blog to check out the challenge for this month, Mynnette had posted some sad news.  This will be the last month of her challenges.  I was so sad as I have loved doing a technique challenge each month.  Guess I will have to find a new technique challenge to do.

Thanks for visiting me today!  Will you take some time to play today?  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, April 14, 2014

Afternoon Oh Hello

Hello Ladies!

Wow what a class yesterday.  We did 4 cards in 3 hours.  These were elaborate cards so we were very busy learning how to use the dies.  I can't wait to share them with you.

My card today is one I created for Mary Jo at Technostamper's sketch challenge.



When I saw the sketch, I thought of doily for the bottom element.  Using a doily made me think of the Afternoon Picnic ds paper.  Now I needed to put my card together.  When it was done I felt I needed to add something.  I remembered the Oh Hello set had the rose like the one in the paper.  I pulled it out and used it on an oval for the card.  Here is my creation.


























inside of card and envelope
















I hope you will head on over to Mary Jo's blog - Technostamper to see what the other design team members created.  I am sure you will find a variety of styles and interpretations.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Metal Flowers



Good Morning Ladies!

Well today I am on my way to take a pop-n-cuts class from Karen Burniston.  She is the lady who created the Pop-n-Cuts for Stampin' Up.  She is with a new company and has revised her platform die to be a framelit style.  I am so excited about this class to learn some new techniques.  I will be sure to share my creations with you later this week.

My card today is for the Dazzling Diva Spring/Easter or Anything Goes challenge  

DAZZLING DIVA CHALLENGE #20













I decided to go with the Spring theme.  Spring to me is all about flowers.  I also love the Spring Green colors on the trees as the leaves are coming out.  The flowers were easy as I used some metal craft sheets and punched out some flowers.  I then embossed them and layered them.  I saw a technique video on Pinterest and decided to use it for my card.  I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive to watercolor the background.  Here is my creation.
























inside of card and envelope














Thanks for visiting me today.  I am liking the Off the Grid stamp for adding a little something to the background.  Have you used it?  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Watercolor with Clear Blocks

Hello Stampers!

I spent yesterday with my sister at the doctor's.  When I got home I had to cut the grass.  I did not have a card to post for today so I quickly created one so you would have something to look at.

I started with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.    

 
 
I thought this would be a quick sketch to work with.  I had looked at my challenge blogs and saw the color challenge at Nacho Average Challenges.
 
      
I really liked this color combo and decided to use it.  
 
I was checking out Pinterest the other day and saw a card I loved.  I wanted to know how she created the background so I went to her blog.  She actually used a technique that Stampin' Up made a video on.  I looked at the video and decided to give it a try for my card.  Here is what I created.
 

inside of card and envelope

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed my card today.  I had fun with this technique and will be using it again.  Have a Super Saturday!


Robbie

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hope you didn't miss these great items!

Happy Friday!

Wow the weekend is supposed to be fantastic.  In fact it may be even hot!  I so did not want this to happen so soon.  I was hoping to have many weeks of nice comfortable temperatures.  Oh well time to pull out the capris and flip flops!

My card today is one I made a few weeks ago for the sketch challenge at SUDSOL.














I love the SAB paper that just retired.  It is one of my favorite papers of all times.  I decided to choose my colors from it.  I then decided to use the Tag It set but I did not want the chameleon.  I inked it up without the animal and stamped it.  I felt I had to fill the spaces so I pulled out my scallop circles and made some flowers.  Here is my final creation.
 inside of card and envelope














Thanks for visiting me today.  Do you have some of these same items?  Pull them out and see what you can do with them.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Zoie's Punch Art - Easter Chick

Hello Stampers!

Another demo friend and myself are busy planning our stamp camp.  We have our projects picked out and we are busy making them.  We are still trying to find a place to hold it without having to pay an arm and a leg.  We are hoping to find a nice place without having to charge a huge participation fee.

Today is the day I share some punch art I do for Zoie.  My share today is a little different.  I saw the cutest chick made using the scallop tag topper punch.  Deb Valder did a great video showing you how to make this.  I followed her video the way she explained it.  She does a great job of explaining how to make them.  I will be making a few of these for other people as they are just too cute.  Here is the one I made for Zoie.

 

























side view of chick






















I covered a Hershey's nugget with ds paper and used glue dots to hold it in place.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed this cute little chick and will try making some yourself.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Basic Gray

Hi Ladies!

Well I finished my last observation and evaluation for the year.  I have decided not do the student interns next year as it has just been too hard to fit everything in.  This will give me more time for stamping!  :)

Today is our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  I am the start of the hop.  This week we still have a few of the ladies on vacation so we have another small hop this week.  Our challenge this week was

Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Old Olive,


                       OR
              
Basic Gray, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
 
Our added piece was to use the envelope punch board to create a card.  We did have the stipulation that if you didn't have the board you can use any shape maker somewhere on your card.  I have the punch board but had not had the time to make a card using it so this was the perfect opportunity for me.  I decided to do a pocket card instead of the regular file folder card.  Here is what I created.




















card pocket with note card













note card and envelope













Are you ready to see what the other ladies created using the envelope punch board?  Your next stop on the hop is Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate.  I am sure she will have something awesome for you to see.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Do you have the envelope punch board?  What have you made with it?  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie   

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Easter Eggs

Good Morning Ladies!

Well I finished and submitted my state taxes yesterday.  Now I have to wait and see if they are accepted.  Now I can go back to having fun in my stamp room!

My card today is for our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.



When I saw these colors I wondered how I was going to do an Easter card.  I thought about pulling out my designer series paper.  After I punched them I felt they needed a layer of solid color so I added it to the matching cardstock and fussy cut them.

I thought it would be fun to use my fringe scissors to make some grass.  I did 2 layers at different levels.  Then I added my eggs nestled in the grass.  Here is my creation.





















inside of card and envelope














I hope you will head over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see what the other design team ladies created.  We would love to have you play along with our color challenge this week.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Are you ready for Easter?  If not you still have some time to make a few things.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ribbon flowers

Good Morning Everyone!

Well I spent yesterday doing my taxes and e-filing them.  Last night I got an e-mail saying they have been accepted.  I am so glad they are done.  Now to file my state taxes.

My card today began with the challenge at Late Night Stampers.  This week we were to show some creative uses for ribbon.  I thought it would be fun to create some flowers with the ribbon.  I pulled out a needle and thread and added a running stitch along the bottom.  I then pulled it to gather the ribbon and form a circle.  I tied the ends into a knot.  I added a few glue dots to help hold the ends under the flower.  I then cut the ribbon into stem and leaf shapes.  I glued them to my card as glue dots would not hold very well.

I needed a sketch for my card and Mary Jo at Technostamper gave us a good one this week.



  My card came together very quickly once I had my sketch flowers created.  Here is what I created using both of these challenges. 


























inside of card and envelope















We would love to have you play along with either or both of these challenges.  Check out the details for the ribbon challenge at the Late Night Stampers blog.

You can find the sketch challenge at the Technostamper blog.    

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you will join our challenges this week.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tulip Trio


Good Morning Stampers!



What a gorgeous weekend we are having!  The weather has been sunny and warm.  I think we have turned the corner and winter is behind us.  I hope so as I am ready for some nice weather before the heat and humidty sets in.

I needed to make some cards to post for you to look at.  I decided to check out my challenge blogs.  I saw a color challenge at CAS - Colors and Sketches.  I loved the colors and decided to use them.










Now that I had my colors I needed to find a sketch.  I found one I liked at Nacho Average Challenges.  I took a little liberty with the sketch when I made my card.

   











Here is what I created using both challenges. 





















inside of card and envelope















I love that tulip from Backyard Basics.  I did not get that set or the framelits until just recently.  I have used it quite a bit lately.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you are having nice weather where you are.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Island Flower Shop

Happy Saturday Ladies!

I hope you have some fun plans for today.  I cut the grass yesterday afternoon so I could play today.  I have a workshop this morning but after that I have nothing planned.  I will see what trouble I can get into.

My card today is for the the Dazzling Diva Challenge.  This week you were to use sequins.

DAZZLING DIVA CHALLENGE #19

I decided to look for a sketch challenge to use.  I found a good one at Freshly Made Sketches.  It has been a while since I played with this challenge so I loved being able to do it again.

 
 
Here is what I created using the 2 challenges.
 
 
inside of card and envelope
 
 I used some metal sheets I had to make the honeycomb background.  I was lucky to find some cardstock to match it.
 
Thanks for visiting me today.  I would love to have you leave me a comment.  Have a Super Saturday!
 
Robbie
 
 
 
 
 
    
    

Friday, April 4, 2014

April Showers

Happy Friday Everyone!

It has supposed to rain for the past 2 days but we have not gotten any.  It has been overcast though.  They are saying it will rain today too.  I hope it does.  Jess is running a 5k tomorrow and it would be nice if it was not raining. 

My card today was one I created for my Chat & Challenge on SUDSOL.  I challenged the ladies to grab their stamps, grab their colors, use the theme April Showers and create a card in 10 minutes.  When you do a card in that amount of time you have to think Clean and Simple.  I had one idea in my head but did not like how it was going to turn out as it had no dimension.  I decided to try this layout instead.  Here is what I created.






















inside of card and envelope













When I thought of April Showers I immediately thought of this set fro Sale-a-bration.  So sorry to see it go.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have you ever made a card in 10 minutes?  If you have all your supplies and idea in mind you can do it.  Give it a try.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Zoie's Punch Art - chicks

Hello Stampers!

I hope you all had a great day yesterday!  I was outside with Bijou and realized I am going to have to cut the grass soon.  I may try this weekend depending on how wet the ground will be after our rain.  While I am glad to see the warm, sunny weather I do not like having to cut the grass.  I will have to do it at least twice a week in the spring.

My card today is a punch art one for Zoie.  I went looking on Pinterest and saw a cute chick box.  I followed it to Lynn Pratt's blog.  I decided to take her idea and modify it to make it a card.  Here is my interpretation of her box.

    
























inside of card and envelope
















I hope you enjoyed my card today.  I know Zoie will love looking at the chicks.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you take some time to be creative today.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Coastal Cabana

Good Morning Ladies!

My sister was over last night and trying to sing the Peter Cottontail song.  She did not know the words so we googled it and found a video with the words.  I checked out a few more sites and actually found a site that had the words to the second verse.  I looked further and actually found a video with the second verse.  I never knew there was a second verse to that song did you?

Today is our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  A few of our ladies are on vacation to it will be a short hop.  Our choices this week were

Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
                                         
                                OR
               
Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
 
The added piece this week was to use scoring on your card.
 
I decided to use my new Backyard Basics set and the egg in it to make an Easter card.  I chose the first set of colors and decided to use the Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral for the eggs.  I don't have any current sets with Happy Easter in it so I pulled a retired set for the sentiment.  Here is what I created.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 inside of card and envelope


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Now it is time to hop on over to Helen's blog - Blue Dahlia Designs.   I am sure she will have a great card for you to look at.
 
Thanks for visiting me today!  Take some time to make an Easter card today.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
 
Robbie    

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The new Spiral Flower die

Good Morning Ladies!

Yesterday I promised to share some pics from my weekend.  We left early on Friday so that we could check out a few yarns stores.  We went down to St. Michael's to check out the Frivolous Fibers yarn store.  There was some gorgeous yarn in the store.  I got a beautiful coral with a silver thread running through it.  The lady at the shop recommended we have lunch at the Town Dock.  We had a great view of the water.

















One of the appetizers they had on the menu was flatbread crab pizza.  We both ordered it and it was delicious.

















We went back to the hotel and checked in as that evening we had a group dinner.  We all spent some knitting after that.

The next morning we had a session with another yarn shop for a yarn dying demonstration.  It was fun to see the process of hand dying.  While this was on a small scale to show us the process you can only imagine what the process would be on a larger scale.

Yarn dyeing demo. 
http://crazyforewe.com/saturday-morning-at-blue-heron/


Then in the afternoon we had a session at a store that specialized in ceramics and glass.  Some of the ladies made yarn bowls and some of use created some glass pendants.  I made 2 pendants.  It will take about 2 months before I get them as everything has to be fired.  I will share them when I receive them.  The evening was on our own and we decided to go back to the Town Dock for dinner with some other ladies.  We all had a delicious meal.

Sunday morning we had a breakfast buffet.  Mary and I left after that as Sunday was Zoie's birthday and I wanted to be back for her cake.  It was a nice weekend!  Now I know you are ready to see my card!

My card today is one I created for a challenge at SUDSOL.  We were to use the new Spiral Flower Die.  I had gone to Candice's and cut some out to play with.  I had cut one out of So Saffron and decided to sponge the edges with Rose Red.  When you put these together they tell you to spritz it with some water.  When I did that the Rose Red ran and softened.  I love the look it created.  Here is what I created for the challenge.


























inside of card and envelope
















The spiral flower die is fun to play with but this is one you would need to hand deliver or put in a little box to mail. 

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have some more of these flowers I cut and I can't wait to play with them.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, March 31, 2014

Amazing Friend

Hello Ladies!

I had a great weekend with my friend.  We visited 2 yarn shops and bought some yarn.  We saw them dye yarn at one of the shops.  It was interesting to watch the process.  We also had a great dinner with some other ladies from the local shop here.  We came home early yesterday as it was Zoie's birthday.  Her mom and dad took her to the circus and then we met at her other grandparents house for dinner and cake.  She had a great time also.  I have some pictures on my cell phone but did not have time to transfer them to my computer.  I will do that and share them tomorrow.

My card today is for the sketch challenge from Mary Jo at Technostamper.    



I wondered what sentiment I had I could use to be the focal image of my card like the sketch.  I went looking through my catalog and ran across Amazing Family.   I knew it would be perfect so I started creating.  I found an image for the element running down the side of the card and then decided to make some vellum flowers for the 2 elements at the top.  Here is my creation.





















inside of card and envelope
















I have a busy day today.  Lots going on as I do another final observation.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I loved playing with the vellum and need to use it more.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie