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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

(2011 Card #88) Red White & Blue

This is a Thank You card for our friends who will be hosting a 4th of July BBQ this year.

I am so thankful for the freedoms God has granted us here in the United States of America and I pray for
our citizens & government leaders that we will turn our eyes, hearts and minds back to God our Creator & look to Him for guidance.

Stamp:  American Made 2011 from Mark's Finest Papers
Papers:  D CWV Summer Dream Stack (Sparkly Red BG & Sparkly Blue Mat), Stars Boogieboard Lace Cardstock by Ki Memories at Joanns, White 120 lb CS from GinaK Designs
Die: Lables 6 by Spellbinders
Ribbon: From Michaels

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChristCh #95 Gal 5:1 - Red. White & Blue Thank You card
CardPatterns:  Sketch 121 
MarksFinestPapers:  Ch #61 - Sparkle

(2011 Card #87) Case AJ

At StampTV the challenge is to CASE AJ Otto.

 I cased her Birthday Wishes card as seen here: 

Stamp:  Hope Grows by Theresa Momber @ GinaK Designs
Die:  Lacy Squares  by Spellbinders
Punch: Double Loops by Martha Stewart
Papers: Various from my stash.

Challenges:
StampTVSTVFRICT3 - Case the DT AJ
ThePlayDateCafe:  PDCC87 - Slate Blue, Barn Red, Grey  (the funny part is this is my 87th card this year and this is PDCC "87" ....too funny)

Friday, June 24, 2011

(2011 Card #86) Petaloo Flowers

This is my first time using Flora Doodles by Petaloo (Paper Flowering Vines Salmon).  
   Stamps:
Hope Grows by Theresa Momber and Fanciful Tags by Nina Bracket both found at Gina K Designs.
    Dies:
Elegant Flourishes by Sizzix, Tim Holtz
Lacy Circles & Classic Circles by Spellbinders
Fanciful Labels by Cuttlebug
   Papers:
Card base is from Abbey Road,  DP is from Christine Adolph & my stash,  Frame & flourishes from DCWV Shimmers Stack, Focal Pink from DCWV.
  I accented leaves & flowers with Distress Stickles Rock Candy
    Challenges:
PetalooColor Me Crazy - use Petaloo product
SimonSaysSimon Says - A Sketch

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

(2011 Card #85) Hollyhock, Sky Blue & Orange

I love how Challenges take me outside my "box" of  "as usual colors, combinations & sketches". Here is a case in point...I would not think of combining Hollyhock pink, sky blue & orange together normally, but that's just what The Play Date Cafe asked us to do!  My focal image is from the stamp set  Hope Grows by Theresa Momber, found at GinaK Designs.  I painted the image with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.
Distressed Labels 6 frame with Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink by Ranger.
Challenges:
ThePlayDateCafePPCC86 - Hollyhock, Sky Blue, Orange
StampTVSTVFROKJ2 - sketch

Sunday, June 19, 2011

(2011 Card #84) White on White

Sizzix Ornate Flowers & Frame embossing folder, For Scallop: Cuttlebug Embossing Boarders. Sheer Ribbon, Gemstones cardstock for  base, central paper from Michaels Recollections.  Buttons form my collection....I didn't have any fancy white buttons, only these little plain janes!  So I searched through my closet & nothing fancy in white, so I didn't have to cut buttons off a blouse LOL!  Instead I threaded the ribbon through the buttons & poofed between them to dress them up a bit!
Blessings sentiment is from Nina Bracket's Lovely Labels 1 at Gina K Designs.
Challenges:
StampTVWear Your White
CardPatternsSketch 120
Mark'sFinestPapers:  Ch #60 - Buttons
SimonSaysStamp:  Lets Play bingo - I used Buttons, Lace & Sentiment

(2011 Card #83) Butterfly Doodles

Stamped Hope Is Faith by Gina K Designs  & heat embossed with black.  Painted with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic, then fussy cut out.  Card base Gemstones CS cut out with Spellbinders Blossoms die.  I doodled around edge of blossom.

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChrist: Ch# 91 Hebrews 11:1 -  Doodle on card

Saturday, June 18, 2011

(2011 Card #82) All Aboard

Stamped All Aboard 2011 from Mark's Finest Papers & heat embossed with black.  Colored with Copics.
Challenges:
MarksFinestPapersCh #60 - Use Buttons
SketchSaturday:  Sketch
StampinSistersInChrist:  Eph 6:2-4 Father's Day or Praise for the FATHER

Saturday, June 11, 2011

(2011 Card #81) In God We Trust

This the first time I've used my new Mark's Finest Papers American Made stamp set.
LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.
Spellbinders Labels 2 dies.
DCWV Shimmers Paper stack.
DP from my stash.

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChristCh #92 - John 13:34-35 Use something new
Cracy4ChallengesMasculine project - C4C91

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 4

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Floating Along? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Floating Along. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Emily
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

For my first card:
 I Stamped the water lily 3 times & heat embossed with black .  Then "painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.   I cut out a smaller portion of the flower & shaped with a stylus then popped it up with pop dots that I made myself using Aleene's Tack It Over & Over glue. (it takes several days for the glue dots to set, so I make a whole tray at one time to use at a later date).  Then I cut the center portion from the 3rd flower & popped it on top.   I fussy cut around the side of the lily & pad on the left side so I could tuck the DP behind it.   

For my second card, I stamped & heat embossed with Black EP.  Then I "painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.
 This has been a very exciting experience for me!  I thank Faith at MFP for letting me join in the fun with these wonderful stamps!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Sand, Surf Relax? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Sand, Surf, Relax. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Emily
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

I Stamped the boat & heat embossed with black EP, the colored with Copics.  Then I sponged Tim Holtz Distress inks by Ranger to create the sand, sea & sky.  Stamped sentiment with Memento Black Ink.

Thanks so much for looking.  Be sure to return to Mark's Finest Papers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 2


Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Poppies, Poppies, Poppies? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if the winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win POPPIES, POPPIES, POPPIES. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.


 I stamped the poppies twice on white CS and painted with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.  Then cut out the flowers only & shaped the petals & then popped on top of poppies. Here is a side view:
Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for the most chances to win.  Now be sure to hop on back to Mark's finest papers & if you missed any of the blogs here is the list:

Monday, June 6, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: All Aboard? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win ALL ABOARD. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Lois
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Lagene-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

I am so excited, Last month at Mark's Finest Papers Blog I won a spot as a Guest Designer for June's Stamp Release Hop! So here are two cards I made using the new All Aboard stamp set.  I just love this set for the guys in my life!
First card, the image was "over-painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.

The second card I used Copics to color the train  & sponged with die inks.
Now head on back to Mark's Finest Papers.
Thanks for stopping by!
Lagene

Friday, June 3, 2011

(2011 Card #78) MFP Floating Along


Sneak Peek

 This is a sneak peek for the new set Floating Along 2011  to be released starting June 7 at Mark's Finest Papers.  Be sure to join the June MFP Release Blog Hop on June 7!

I Stamped the water lily 3 times & heat embossed with black EP.  Then "painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.   I cut out a smaller portion of the flower & shaped with a stylus then popped it up with pop dots that I made myself using Aleene's Tack It Over & Over glue. (it takes several days for the glue dots to set, so I make a whole tray at one time to use at a later date).  Then I cut the center portion from the 3rd flower & popped it on top.   I fussy cut around the side of the lily & pad on the left side so I could tuck the DP behind it.     Here's a side view:
Die:  Labels 2 from Spellbinders
Paper: Core'dinations,  DCWV Once Upon A Time, PrimaMarketing Co.The Breathe Paper Collection
Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers Floating Along 2011
Paint:  LuminArte mixed with gum arabic

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChristCh #91 Ecc.3:14 - Sketch
LilyPadInspiration Ch #2 - I'm inspired by Vicky's Flower piecing  May 8


Thursday, June 2, 2011

(2011 Card #77) MPF Sand Surf Relax

MFP - Sneeky Peek
This is a sneek peek for Sand Surf Relax stamp set that will be released at Mark's Finest Paper  starting
June 7.  You are going to love these new stamps!

I Stamped the boat & heat embossed with black EP, the colored with Copics.  Then I sponged Tim Holtz Distress inks by Ranger to create the sand, sea & sky.

This card meets these Challenges:
CaseStudyChallenge:  CASE Ch.#42
StampTVSTVFRIGS1 - Masculine
 SimonSaysStampsChallenge:  Fathers Day or For a Male 
CreateNorthridgePublishingSummer card with waves