Sunday, February 26, 2012

Make It a Fun Fold

It's time to do something a little bit different.   For some of you it'll put you out of your comfort zone but that's not a bad thing. 
The challenge at Pile It On is to Make It a Fun Fold.  There are so many fun folds to try and if you haven't ever tried one now's as good a time as any to start.  If you have no idea where to begin I've added  "Fancy Fold" to my label list near the bottom of my sidebar.  If you click on the words "Fancy Fold" you'll get a list of my posts using some different folds like the Origami Diamond Fold, the Center Step Fold and the Pop Up.  In the posts there should be links to tutorials on how to make them.  Or you can try going to the Splitcoast Stampers resource section for tutorials.  And when all else fails you can do a google search. 

This card is a plain Easel Fold.  There are so different versions of the Easel Fold but I haven't learned them.  I chose this fold because it's easy, I can do it without looking up directions and I was short of time this week but if you've got some time to play around try the Pop Up, it's really fun.  Actually so are all the others.  I think I am going to resolve to use a fancy fold at least once a month so that I will be able to do them without needing the directions. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - Crafty Secrets "Easter Joy"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Versa Magic "Spring Pansy"
paper - Bazzill "Purple Pizzazz" cs, Best Occasions green cs; K & Co "Susan Winglet Botanical Specialty paper" dp
miscellaneous - copics; ribbon; DMC embroidery floss; charm; mini brads; Doodlebug Easter assortment brads; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #9 - Make It a Fun Fold
Crafty Catz #121 - I Spy Something Beginning with B (bunny and basket)
Moving Along With the Times - Lots of Layers
Delightful Challenges - Use Patterned Paper
Paper Pretties PWC194 - use punches or die cuts
Stamp Man - Colours of Spring - Easter
Fairy Tale #35 - Spring
Crafty Sentiments - 2 Designer/ Different Papers
Truly Scrumptious #74- All Creatures Great and Small
Crafts and Me #72 - Shades of Spring
Allsorts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters #80 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back often and I hope to see your creation posted on the Pile It On challenge blog,

Yummy Strawberries

Yummy Strawberries and kiwi on a cupcake, now that's divine.  As usual I'm drooling over my keyboard as I write my Cupcake Inspiration Challenge post.  And as usual there is lots to be inspired by in this photo - the colors, the swirls and textures, the fruit even the arrangement, it reminds me of a flower.  What do you see?  

Our sponsor this week is Sparkle Creations.  Check out the CIC blog to see some creations made with Sparkle Creations images.

I happen to love cupcake images and have a few (okay more than a few) and when I saw that cuppie with the berries and kiwis on it I immediately knew which image I was going to be using.  I have a strawberry buddy and we always send each other cards and presents with a strawberry theme.  This has been going on for a long time.  Would you believe it's over 30 years and whenever a package arrives I'm still exited to see what's going to be in the box.  And when I'm out shopping I'm always on the lookout for fun strawberry items.  Sometimes I forget where I put them and can't find them when I'm ready to send them, then it's always a fun surprise to find them again. 

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo "Berry Fairy Cupcake"
ink - hp printer
paper - Colorbok Primary colors cs; Making Memories "English Garden" dp
miscellaneous - copics; stickles; brads; ribbon; twine; charm; Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies; My Favorite Things Die-namics scallop border die; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC149 - photo
Our Creative Corner - Over the Edge
Crafty Ann #59- Bold and Bright
Cute Card #205 - Winged Things
Sisterhood of Crafters - Get Digi with It

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back soon and often.  I also hope that you'll play along with us at Cupcake InspirationsThe sweeties can't wait to see how the photo sets off your creative juices.

Friday, February 24, 2012


What are doing for the weekend?   How about playing BINGO with us at Stampin' for the Weekend?  Bingo can be a tough challenge or an easy challenge but it's always a fun challenge.  Every bingo challenge I've seen has been different, some are easier than others.   I think that the SFTW board has great choices and no matter what your style you'll be able to find a row that works for you.  I used two rows.  I almost did the whole board but I don't use flowers very often and this wasn't going to be the exception to the rule.  

Here's the bingo board.  You just need to pick a row in any direction, including diagonal lines.   Then you make a project with those three embellishments.  Easy peasy, right?  When you're finished link it up on the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge blog so we can see what you've made. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things a la mode "Fight Like a Girl"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Stampin' Up "Kraft" cs; Authentique "Uncommon" dp
miscellaneous - copics; brads, pearls; ribbon; twine; charm; lace; Nesties circle dies; Die-namics bracket die; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend  #4 - Bingo
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC60 - sketch
Crafty Sentiments - 2 designer papers
Craft Us Crazy #21- Favorite Color and Favorite Embellishment (pink and charm)
Paper Shelter #52 - Add a Sentiment
Really Reasonable Ribbon #42 - Pink and Brown

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.

This week one of my blogging buddies let me know that she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I made this card with her in mind.  It is a certainty that everyone of you reading this knows someone who has had the misfortune of having cancer and it's pretty likely that you know someone with breast cancer.   We need to work at eliminating breast cancer and helping women who don't have the finances or insurance for a mammogram.  With that in mind PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, click on the pink ribbon at the top of my sidebar.  It only takes a couple seconds and a couple clicks, it doesn't get much easier than that. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Really Easy Recipe Challenge

If you're in the mood to make a card but don't want to have to follow a theme, color combo, or inspiration photo how about the easiest recipe challenge you're ever going to find.  This week Cooking It Up With Katie Challenge is to use your three favorite things.  Recipes don't get much easier than that.

The toughest part of this challenge for me was to limit it to three favorite things.  There's definitley more than three of my favorite things on this card but I'll just list the three.  My Favorite Things are paper piecing (the star), machine stitching and charms. 

This stamp makes me think of the 1940's and the Andrew Sisters (here's an old video of them belting out the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy ) so I  inked around the edges of the papers  and used tea dyed lace to get a vintage feel.

don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp -  My Favorite Things "Blue Without You"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Ranger "Antique Linen"
paper - Stampin' Up "Kraft" cs, "Patterns Pack II" dp and "Pawsitively Prints" dp
miscellaneous - copics; mini brads; lace; charm; twine; sewing machine; MFT "Oval Dainty Doily"

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie #90 - Your 3 Favorite Things
Sugar Creek Hollow - Sketch and use a cute image in a vintage, shabby chic or primitive style
Ribbon Reel #22 - Weathered/ Distressed
Craft Your Passion #98 - Red, White and Blue
Stamptacular Sunday #152 - Charm Me
Crazy #107 - Use a die or punch
Craft Your Days Away #39 - Paper Piecing
Totally Gorjuss 119 - Lace
Crazy for Challenges C4C124 - Stripes and Polka Dots

Thanks for stopping by, your comments make my day.  I hope to see you play along with us at Cooking It Up with Katie's challenge to use your three favorite things.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wintry Wishes

This is not what winter looks like in my neck of the woods and from what I've heard from my northern buddies it isn't what it's been looking like for them either.  I'm not sure how things are further north where the economy depends on cold and snow for winter sports and tourism.  Hopefully they are not suffering.

This was made for My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge so I'm off to get it posted on Splitcoast before the deadline.

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Ski Bunny"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Stampin' Up "Kraft"; Bazzill "Crabapple Dark" and "Beeswax"; My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas"
miscellaneous - copics; twine; charm; mini brads; SU button; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC59 - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday #152 Charm Me
The Pink Elephant TPE136 - Print It
2 Sister #79 - Stitch It
DYSU #59 - Layer It

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all your kind words and encouragements.  I hope you stop by again.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monkey Love

How much fun is this photo!  You've got a sock monkey, a pail full of Tootsie Pops (and in my favorite flavors), a big old banner, and a mile high pile of cupcakes!  Wowsers, if you can't find inspiration for Cupcake Inspirations challenge #148 from this photo you better have somebody check your pulse. 

Now if the fantastic photo isn't enough to get you excited how about the sponsor - it's Bugaboo Stamps and they're offering a prize of 7 digital images.  Double Wowsers! 

Bugaboo let the sweeties pick an image to use so you have to check out the blog to see how the team was inspired.  I think this week the sweeties have outdone themselves.

My card features "Birthday Monkey - Cupcake".    If you like cupcake images there's a large selection of images featuring cupcakes.  Would you be surprised to know that I have quite a few of the cupcake images in my stash?  No, I didn't think so.    
Don't forget the inside, even doing something simple that's just a reflection of the card's face. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo Stamps "Birthday Monkey - Cupcake"
ink - hp printer
paper - Stampin' Up "Crumb Cake" and "Poppy Parade" cs; Recollections "Red Dots" and "Monkeying Around" dp
miscellaneus - copics; stickles; mini brads; liquid pearls; ribbons; baker's twine; monkey charm; sewing machine; Spellbinder's circle and inverted scalloped circle dies

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC148 - photo
2 Sisters #79 - stitching
Totally Papercrafts #104 - Ribbons and/or Bows
Fabulous Fridays - Brads and/or Eyelets
DYSU #59 - Layers
Paper Play week 7 - Critters
My Time To Craft - Bring on the Cake
Shabby Tea Room week 101- Hi Ho Cherry O

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again and that you'll play along with us at Cupcake Inspirations.  Us sweeties love to see your creations.

Sending Happiness

Surprise, this week both of the design teams at Pile It On are working.  Did you even know or care that there are two design teams at Pile It On?  No, I didn't think so.  

The theme for challenge #8 is "Sending Happiness" and we're sponsored by Meljen's Designs.  Check out the Pile It On blog to see what the rest of the designers did.   Now why not break out your supplies and give it a try, you could be the winner. of three digital images.

I was trying to make a masculine card so I was keeping it simple, avoiding girly embellishments.  I don't think it came out masculine, in that I don't think a man would pick this card to send  but I think it could be sent to a man.  I also think I gotta work on my masculine card making skills, or lack thereof.

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
stamp - Meljen's "Mailed with Love"
ink - hp printer: Ranger "Tea Dye" and "Vintage Photo"
paper - Recollections beige card base; K & Co "Life's Journey" dp; Stampin' Up "Calypso Coral" cs
miscellaneous - copics; twine; destiny charm; SU corner punch

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #8 - Sending Happiness
2 Sisters #79 - Stitching
Fairy Tale #35 - Spring
Daring Cardmakers - Post It
Crafty Catz #120 - Favorite Things (charms, I just love charms)
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Allsorts #142 - Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits FF99 - Anything Goes (yeah, the shoe is back!)
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Quick Post

Just as I was uploading this card I got a phone call from one of my Jersey best buds.  She's in the area for her niece's wedding and has some down time and is going to visit.  YEAH!!!! AND her baby grand-daughter's coming too!!!  So I'm real excited and can't think of much to say other than...

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things a la Mode "Girl Talk"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Ranger "Frayed Burlap" and "Faded Jeans"
paper - Stampin' Up "Blue Bayou", "River Rock" cs and "Bella Blue" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Kaisercraft pearls; burlap twine; phone charm; SU button; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC58 - sketch
Craft Your Days Away #38 - Get Stitchy with It
Paper Sundaes #107 - Cream, Blue, distressing and Pearls
Crafty Sentiments - Let's Get Girly

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.

Oh - don't forget the inside

Good Morning Cupcake Fans

Big Love day is almost here.  If you haven't made your sweetie a card yet, well you better get cracking.  Why not use these yummy cuppies as your inspiration that way you can enter your creation into the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge CIC147 and have a chance to win the prize offered by our sponsor Stamp Fairy.

My inspiration came from the cute little bears and the dreamy light color palette.  What about you, maybe it's the hearts, or just the the cupcakes, do the initials pop out at you?   Just find some inspiration from the photo and share your creation with us at the Cupcake Inspirations challenge blog.  The sweeties love to see what you create.

This week our sponsor is Stamp Fairy.  I think the bears on the cupcakes are dead ringers for the many of Stamp Fairy images.  If you're not familiar with their images you must go check them out.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Stamp Fairy "lllove3"
ink - hp printer
paper - Best Occasions taupe cs; Urban Oasis green cs; Basic Grey "Cappella" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Spellbinder's Lacey square, Classic Heart and Classic Scalloped Heart dies; Sizzex "Flourish" die; Hero Arts green pearls; Kaisercraft pink pearls

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC147 - photo
CES #72- Lots of Layers
Moving Along with the Times #135 - Cute Critters
Basic Grey #162 - Love/Valentine (using BG "Capella" dp)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now get inspired by those cupcakes and join us in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

Heart Throb

A heartfelt thanks is the theme for Challenge #7 at Pile It On.   Our sponsor is Stampotique.  I chose to use Heart Throb for my card.  He reminds me of a boy that was in my grammar school, Jeffrey R.  I wonder what ever became of him... but I digress...
In case you can't tell the open scallop border is cut from felt.  I can't believe how perfect a match it is for the card stock.  That card stock is embossed with hearts, which don't show up very well either. 

don't forget the inside - more oppurtunity for ripping
A little ripping and tearing always warms my heart and looks good with the image.  Embellies down to a minimum to make it masculine and it's a done deal.

Here's the deets:
Stamp - Heart Throb #6057

ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Ranger "Scattered Straw"
paper - Best Occasion cs for base and mat; Bazzill "earth tone' pack and "pinecone" cs; Provo Craft "Heritage Music Score" dp
miscellaneous - copics; felt; twine; heart embossing folder; MFT open scallop die-namic; brown bic pen

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #7 - Heart Felt Thanks
Card Positioning System - 5th Anniversary Day 11 sketch
Totally Gorjuss #118 - Luvre!
Sugar Creek Hollow - Masculine Valentine
Fussy and Fancy #56- With All My Heart
Card Making Mamas #38 - Valentine
Paper Play week 6- Love Letters
2 Sister #78 - I Heart You
Allsorts #141 - Free and Easy February
CES #72 - Lots of Layers (3 or more)
Fabulous Friday- the word "Love" (this has got me singing the Beatles "the Word" from Rubber Soul)
Crafty Catz #119 - Valentine's
Crafty Ann #58 - Love is in the Air
the Color Throwdown #178 - Summer Sun, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Partytime Tuesday PTT#54 - Valentine
Tuesday Throwdown #84 - Be My Valentine
Crafting For All Seasons #20- Love is in the Air
Crafts and Me #68 - Use a New Image
Fab 'n' Funky  #107 - Love is in the Air
For Fun - Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Sisterhood of Crafters - Valentine's
Truly Scrumptious - #73 Love and Hearts
Simon Says - Love is in the Air
4 Crafty Chicks - Love is in the Air
Delightful - Love
Do You Stack Up #58 - Love
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with optional Heart/Love
Going Grey - Valentines

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again and that you'll play along with us at Pile It On.  See you there.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Got Mojo

What do you do on a Saturday night when you don't have the desire to go out on the town, there's nothing that interests you on TV?  That's when you pull out the stamping supplies and play.  It's the perfect time to get a Mojo card done and that's just what I did.  Then there's the resolution to get some of those virgin stamps inky and use up the paper stash (as if that's possible and of course now all the new lines are being released, what's a gal to do). 

Once you've got a stamp and sketch picked the only other thing is to pick a color scheme.  I wanted to do something that was a little out of the ordinary for a valentine so I went with the Playdate Cafe's color scheme for this week. 

And of course there's last year's resolution to do the inside of my cards.  Lately that's been just something very simple like this one but it helps to use up the paper stash so easy peasy works.

here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Admit One"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Bazzill "African Daisy" cs; Stampin' Up "Pawsitively Prints" (checks, tripes and argyle prints) dp and "Patterns Pack II" (blue dots) dp
miscellaneous - the Cat's Pajamas "Big Ticket" cut up;the Cat's Pajamas twill ribbon and baker's twine; charm; mini brads; sewing machine

here's the challenges:
Playdate Cafe PDCC118 - blue, light blue and yellow
Craft Your Days Away #38 - Get Stitchy with It
the Cat's Pajama - Valentine's Blog Hop
Creative Belli #136 - Hearts/Valentine (using up old embellies and papers, yeah!)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's Nature's Way

inspiration photo
When you want a funny card there's no place better to go than Bugaboo.  The only problem is there's just so many funny images you won't be able to pick just one.   If that's your biggest problem today say a little prayer of thanksgiving and fill up your cart. 

At Stampin' for the Weekend we're being sponsored by Simon Says as well as Bugaboo Stamps.  It's times like these when I wish I was eligible for a prize, oh well...

To play in this week's challenge all you have to do is create a project using the photo as your inspiration.

Isn't Stella a hoot?  She always cracks me up.  This image comes with the sentiment "Winter is Nature's Way of saying "Up Yours"'.  Love, love, love that one.  First of all "it's Nature's Way" is an old song by Spirit (ask your grannies or look here for a You Tube video) and I remember how me and my friends would sarcastically croon that line to each other every time chance we got.  Hey, I was easily amused even in my youth. 

For me there's another reason I love this particular image.  When you move to Florida from parts North there's the fun of sending taunts to your buddies who are digging out while you're sunning.  Since it's been such a mild winter there hasn't been much teasing but there's always next year.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo "Stella Calendar Months - November" digi
ink - hp printer
paper - Stampin' Up "Soft Suede" cs; My Mind's Eye "Paris and Co" dp
miscellaneous - copics; glaze pen; brown satin ribbon; DMC floss 747; Stampin' Up kraft button; snowflake charm; the Cat's Pajamas "Apron border" Cut Ups; brads; Stampin' Up corner punch

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - photo inspiration

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again and that you'll take the time to play with us at Stampin' for the Weekend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eat, Sleep, Create...

"Eat. Sleep, Create" sounds like the recipe for a perfect day.  Here's another great recipe:  1.) use anything on a spool  2.) add something metal and 3.) and include a sentiment.  That one sounds like the perfect card.  That's Katie's recipe for this week's Cooking It Up with Katie challenge #89.  That's a really easy peasy recipe to follow so why not give it a go, we'd love to have you join us.

For my card the thread is Tatting Crochet which comes on a spool, the charm is metal so are the brads and the staple and of course you can see the sentiment stamped below the image. 

don't forget the inside
Lately I've been ignoring last year's resolution to do the inside of my cards.  My excuse was that my crafting room was in turmoil because of our move.  Well, it's still pretty messy in here and I still don't know where everything is but this could last a long time so it's time to start working on the insides again especially when the card stock base is dark like this.   Even if you keep it very simple this little extra step is worth it.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Taylored Expressions "Knit Wit"
ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa"; Ranger "Scattered Straw"
paper - Bazzill "Pinecone" Kaisercraft "Up, Up and Away" dp and ticket
miscellaneous - copics; pearls; brads; thread; charm; Nesties circle and scalloped circle dies; stapler

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #89 - Anything on a Spool, Something Metal, a Sentiment
Taylored Expressions TESC151 - sketch
Craft Your Days Away #38 - Get Stitchy with It (I stretched the knitting to be the image of a knitting basket - it's OK if you delete me)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll visit often, and that you'll join us at Cooking It Up With Katie for this week's challenge.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"THE" Challenge

Every month just before My Favorite Things puts out its new release they have "the" challenge that all us MFT junkies would love to win.  The prize is always fabulous, stamps and dies from the following months release and the best part is the chance to play along with the MFT design team in the following months sneak peeks. 

This month the challenge is to "Stamp Your Heart Out" incorporate love/hearts in your card or project. 

I usually let the theme percolate in my head for a day before I start, of course I never end up where I think I'm going but that's OK with me.  This month was no exception.  I was stewing over a project, figuring I would use it as a Valentine's gift for hubby but as you can see that is not what turned up.  Would you be surprised to know that there was a brown, red and plaid paper and a pink harlequin paper on my desk when I started out? 

you can tweak the shape after you
cut the template out
In the end I made a shaped card.  To make a heart shaped card start out by folding a piece of plain paper (8-1/2 X 11 works fine) in half.  This card is meant to go into a 6-1/2" square envelope, it uses a 12" piece of card stock for the base.  On the paper I made marks at 6" on the long side and 3" on the other.  Draw half a heart on it, cut it out cutting through both layers of the paper.  Once you open it up, you can decide if it needs trimming. 

you just need the smallest bit to go
over the edge, it's barely noticeable
Place your template over a six" square card base.  Be sure to let a small section go past the fold of the card base so that it will open.  You can tack the heart down using extremely small amounts of tape or if you have repositionable tape use that.  Trace around the edge of the heart and cut it out.  You can sand the edges to make them smooth or you could distress the edges.   If you're uncomfortable making your own template you could run to the store and pick up a box of chocolates in a heart shaped box and use that for your template.  

I had been browsing around the MFT gallery looking for a something done with the "Mermaid WTG" stamp (I used that for another challenge).   I spotted one of my cards made with the "Who's that Harvesting Girl?" stamp set and thought one of the stamps was a bunch of hearts.  So as I was looking for this stamp set I was pulling other MFT stamps with hearts.  turns out the harvesting girl doesn't have hearts but that idea was just stuck in my head so I decided I'd just draw some hearts to put in the basket.  The rest of the image is paper pieced.  I pulled some die-namics to use for embellishments.  Of course I had to use heart charm and some pearls to finish it off. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Who's That Harvesting Girl?"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Ranger "Frayed Burlap"
paper - Bazzill "Ruby Slippers" cs; Stampin' Up "Kraft" cs and "Pink Pirouette" dp; My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two "Blush" dp; Recollections Printed Scrapbook Papers dp
miscellaneous - copics; glaze pen; baker's twine heart charm; MFT die-namics "scallop ribbon", "faux crochet", "Fancy Flourish" and trio of hearts; open weave ribbon; pearls

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTGUESTDT2012- February Guest Designer
One Stop Craft #168 - For the One I Love
Friday Mash Up #44 - Inspiration Photo and/or Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose and White
Paper Play week 5 - Get In Shape
Moving Along with the Times 134 - Have a Heart
Pals Paper Arts PPA128 - Any Red, Any Red, Any Red
Really Reasonable Ribbon #41 Red and Pink with Ribbon
L'il Red Wagon #118 - Valentine's Day or Love
Ribbon Carousel RCC38 - Paper Piecing
Color Q CQC#122 - Black, Real Red, Regal Rose, Kraft; White
Tuesday Throwdown #83 - Use Hearts

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Mermaids are always portrayed as beautiful.  Have you ever seen one that wasn't pretty?  I can't think of one.  Now, have you ever heard that manatees were probably what the sea goers saw and thought they were seeing a creature half fish and half human?  That's what I've read and I can imagine that in early times many months at sea could make you a little batty and you could see things that aren't quite right but have you ever seen a manatee?  Here on the Gulf Coast (I live in Manatee County) you can see manatees swimming in the not so wild gulf waters or  in captivity at Mote Aquarium.  I've sat in front of the tank at Mote for long periods of time (remember I'm easily amused) and watched them swimming and eating but I've never thought they looked like a human, but that's me.

So what do you think?  Look half human?  Not just half human but gorgeous half human?  Well maybe if you're out at sea for a very long time without a lot of modern conveniences?  Still not seeing it?  How about after a  few swigs of rum?  Hmmm....

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Mermaid WTG"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Recollections beige base card; Stampin Up "Kraft" dp and Patterns Pack II" dp; My Mind's Eye " Peaceful Dream" dp; Colorbok "Azure Tiles" dp; DCWV "Sand" dp; Paper Pizzazz "Seashells" dp; Paper Pizzaz "Sandstone" dp
Miscellaneous - copics; brads; pearls; Cuttlebug folder; sheer ribbon; burlap twine; mermaid charm; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC57 - sketch
Southern Girls #37 - Magic and Mystery
Do You Stack Up #57 Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel #38 - Paper Piecing
Creative Card Crew #3 - Fantasy Creatures

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again


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