Monday, May 31, 2010

Mojo Monday 141

I'm baaaaack! Mojo Monday is rockin today! The challenge is to make a circular or square shaped card. Well I took creative license and made mine in your classic A2 model.... hehehe! Just works better for what I needed. I love the sketch but I had to flip it! I have been so busy with DT cards my SU sets have been horribly neglected! So I'm trying to show them a little love! My card base is chocolate chip layered with dp from a mat stack. My focal image  Upsy Daisy... love it! One of my favs! With my friend Betty's recommendation I am entering this in Speedy the Cat's friends challenge! That's it for today.... off to my craft room for some play time!
Have a great day!

There's Magic in the Air!

Good Magical Monday!
  Today Kim is our challenge hostess. She has provided the picture at the right as our inspiration piece! Her challenge is :

To kick off summer let's have a summer inspiration challenge. Be inspired by this vintage looking Hawaii poster by Kerne Erickson.
We get to use any acquired image . For my image I used summer delights. Fun image to color! I used pink passion as my card base layered with dp from a mat stack. I know my card doesn't look like Hawaii but it does look like summer!

I am entering in these challenges:
TMITA/PCC     inspiration
Cooking it up with Katie use wings,petals and pink
Tuesday Throwdown   anything you can color
Sundays with Crissy  #4 layers
Be sure and pop over the TMITA/PCC and play along with us... we would love to see what you come up with! See you later with a Mojo card (I hope)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Very Vintage

Good Sunday Morning!
  I bet you didn't expect to see me today! I haven't played on a weekend for a very long time! It feels so good! My card today is just because.... I had to get some mojo flowin! Best way to do that is to make something.... right? I decided to dig into my old stamps and show them some love! I used the 2005 set called Lexicon of Love. LOVE it! I distressed, wrinkled , inked and wrinkled some more to give it a  vintage feel! I really like how it turned out!
I am entering in these challenges:
Your Next Stamp   border punch
Frosted Designs     flower photo inspiration
Oh, Alice               swirls
Saturday Challenge buttons & blooms
ABC challenge       V is for vintage
Sweet Stampin Challenge pimp your card
Incy Wincy Designs   buttons
OK that's it for today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! See you tomorrow with Magic in the Air !

Friday, May 28, 2010

Quilted Top Note

Good Morning,
I hope all is well with you today! I have a fun little project to share with you today! It's a top note purse, you can get the tutorial on Chic'n Scratch. It's pretty simple to make! The quilting is the most time consuming! My sentiment is from the new set vintage labels for SU. I am entering this in the Daisy Doodles challenge (anything goes) I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Think Ink #21 for Jayme

This week your challenge is brought to you by our DT member, Kim Nath, and she wants you to THINK POCKETS. It can be any type of pocket, pockets on a scrapbook page or card, our new Pick a Pocket Piece is PERFECT for this challenge, or here are some links for inspiration:

pocket cards:

 For my challenge card I used the new set " Pick a Pocket Piece". Don't you just love the little frog image?
 So cute! This card is also for Jayme, Lisa's sister.  Jayme has terminal cancer and is a frog lover. Lisa has asked us to create fun cheerful cards and send them to Jayme. You can get all the information on Lisa's blog.
 I am entering in these challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers  animal
Sew Many Challenges  anything goes
Be sure and pop over to Artful INKables and play along, you have 2 weeks!
I only work 1/2 day today.... I have to take my son for an appointment!
Have yourself a great day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Color Dare 68

Good Morning!
It's time for another Color Dare challenge!

Rich Razzelberry
Soft Suede 
Crushed Curry
Old Olive
I used Awash with Flowers for my card today!
It's a CAS card and was super simple to create!

I am entering in these challenges:
That's it for today! See you tomorrow with
my "Think Ink" challenge card!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's AI Tuesday!

Good Morning to You!
It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my weekly post for Artful INKables. I used the "Pick a Pocket Piece" for my project today! I just can't get enough of this set... so much fun!

I actually did this for a sketch challenge, never got it entered! Ever do that? I do ALL the time! Today also starts a new Think Ink challenge! Pop over to Artful INKables and play along!Have yourself a great day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Good Magical Morning!

It's Magical Monday and I'm the hostess for the challenge! We are to create anything but a card with a birthday theme!  I used Simple Pleasures as my focal image! I created this little box to put a small necklace in for my gdaughter. She love balloons and bears so this is perfect! I am also entering in these challenges!
Stampavie and more   flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar  cute and girly
No Time to Stamp something askew
Be sure and pop over to TMITA/PCC and play along! I can't wait to see what you come up with! See you soon with a Mojo card!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wild Animal!

So since everyone has been sharing their wonderful pictures of the wild animals in their yards.... I thought I would show you what was on my back deck! My cat Bandit sunning herself!

Seriously she only weighs 13lbs... she is alllllll hair! Have a great evening!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

In addition to our Twlight themed blog hop at the end of Juent ocelebrate the release of Eclipse, we're having a MONTH LONG Twilight themed CHALLENGE FOR OUR BLOVED CUSTOMERS!

What can you win? How about a $25 Gift Certificate to the store, as well as being our featured Customer on the AI Blog ALL MONTH LONG!!

Deets: We'll be starting Weekly Challenges starting June 3rd. We will have 4 challenges, one per week, each will be posted on a Thursday. You will have one ek to complete your challenge piece. You will be required to participated in each challege, each week, to be eligible to win. An overall winner will be chosen on July 1st.

To participate, you can use any of our fantiastic Twilight Themed stamp sets.....
Epic Tales
Fictionally Inspired
Into the Moonlight
Vampire/Romance Themed Charms

Or you can use ANY Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project. You MUST use AI stamps as the main focus of your cards/projects. You have plenty of time to get some fabulous stamps in order to participate in the challenges and the HOP!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Manly Yes, but I Like it to!

Good Morning!
I have a quick and easy card to share today! I simply stamped the motorcycle image and layered it a little. I embossed the front of the card stock, added a sentiment and there you have it!

I'm going to enter in these challenges:
Our Creative Corner masculine
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle masculine
La-La Land  birthday

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congrats Graduate!

Good, Good Morning!

I made this easel card for a friend's niece! The niece did all kinds of volunteer work for our local water district! So they wanted to give her a special card. They had purchased a water can charm so they wanted a water can on the card! Thoughts of father was the perfect set to use for this card! Her school colors are purple and gold , so I use elegant eggplant and crushed curry. The inside has a computer generated sentiment and the back has all of the water district employee signatures. I am entering in these challenges:
Have yourself a great day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Artful INKables is going to be hosting an ECLIPSE BLOG HOP!!

 To celebrate the release of Eclipse on June 30th, we're having a Twilight themed Blog Hop for the DT and our beloved customers! We loved it so much for the New Moon release last year, we wanted to do it again!

You can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....

Epic Tales
Fictionally Inspired

Vampire/Romance Themed Charms

or you can use ANY Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project (you must use AI stamps as the main focus of your card/project).

To sign up for the hop, please email your name and blog address to Jackie at:

...when you sign up, Jackie will put your name down and we will get more information to you regarding specifics of the hop closer to June 30th. She will be sending you a confirmation email, so if you don't get it, leave us a post on the blog and let us know! You have until Thursday, June 24th to sign up, this gives us the weekend to make the final preparations and to send out the email and blog hop order.

One lucky participant of the hop will receive a set of the Twilight Themed Charms, and one lucky commentor will receive a $10 gift certificate code to AI !

If you're participating, grab the badge on the top of this post and post it on your blog! Feel free to link it back to this post so that others can join in! 

Color Dare 67

Good Morning!
It's Wednesday and you know what that means! Yep it's Color Dare time!

Colors for this challenge are: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay & Old Olive.
Very cool color combo! I used my new Unity stamp set and made a fairly CAS card! My
border was done with MS lattice punch! Hop over to Color Dare and play along! You can't go
wrong with this color combo! Hope everyone has a great "hump" day! See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Artful INKables in a Bag!

Good Tues Morning!
Time for another Artful INKables post! Did you join the hop yesterday? If you didn't scroll down and join in the fun! The new release is AWESOME! That's how I first got started with AI... I won a blog hop, their entire new release. I couldn't believe it! Kristin is so generous. Their stamps are great quality and so affordable! I have another creation using the "Pick a Pocket Piece". I actually made this for the blog hop but wasn't really happy with it. So you get it today!

Since I drive a 74 super beetle, I'm kinda drawn to the peace,love thing! My purse was created with a tutorial from Inking Idaho. I will be able to fit 4- 6 cards in this, it's plenty big!
 I am entering in these challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge   use punches
Prairie Fairy Friday    flowers
Meljen's Designs  flowers
OllCB:Challenge  bright and cheerful
Pixie Dust Studio  cut it out!
Fab'n'Funky Challenge use metal (my brads)
Saturday Challenge use metal
La-La Land anything goes

Well that's it for today! Be sure and check out the blog hop... you won't be disappointed!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mojo Monday 139

Hi All....
 Back with my Mojo card! I love how this one turned out!
My focal image is from the new Unity release.  Be sure and scroll down and check out the Artful INKables blog hop! You could be one of the lucky winners with your participation! Have a great day!

Artful INKables May Release!

Good Morning!

Welcome to the Artful INKables May blog hop! If you haven't come here from Tanya's ,then
 you want to start at the Artful INKables blog so you don't miss anything along the way! You are
going to love the release, we are releasing 3 full size stamp sets and 1 new mini this month. There
 is something for everyone! Be sure to follow us to the end and make sure to leave a comment on 
everyone's blog, you never know which blog we will be choosing a winner from! You will have until
Thursday, May 20th Eastern Standard time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at
the blog hop goodies! Two winners get to choose one new set of their choice and a one time 10%
off coupon.
Today I'm sharing a card made with the new set "Pick a Pocket Piece"

I am also entering in Crazy 4 Challenges C4C37
The next stop on the hop is Cheryle's!
Hope you've enjoyed the hop so far!

Magical Monday

Good Magical Morning!
Today at TMITA/PCC Nilla is our hostess! She wants us to be inspired!
This is her inspiration piece:

It's a beauty! I used the Tulips image from Paper Cupcakes. I love doing
flower cards! Here is what I came up with!
I have to tell you I really like how this turned out! Today is Sue's last
post for TMITA/PCC. We are sure going to miss your beautiful creations
on our team Sue.... but be warned, I will continue to stalk you! You can't
get away! LOL! Pop over to TMITA/PCC and play along! We would 
love to have you!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Top of the Morning!

Good Morning!
I have a cute little top note box to share
with you today!
My focal image is from vintage labels. Love this new
set! These are super quick and easy to make!
I am entering in this challenge:
use punches
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Simply Newborn!

Good Morning!

I have a card made with the set "Newborn Blessings" from Artful INKables
I love this set! Makes baby cards easy peasy! You just can't go wrong! 
I made the boy card first and loved how it turned out , so along came a girl card!

Aren't they just the sweetest?
I am entering in these challenges:
Well that's it for today! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Color Dare 66

Good Morning!
It's Color Dare time! Colors this week are: Crushed Curry,Soft Suede,Old Olive and Bashful Blue! Fun combo! My focal image is the new motorcycle stamp for SU. My son is a biker guy so this was perfect for him! 
I am entering this in a few challenges:
Cute Card Thursday
Simple Doodles 
Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 
Hope you can come play at the Color Dare!
See you there!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Think Ink #20

Good Tuesday Morning!
It's time for another Think Ink Challenge!
Today Dawn is our hostess! She has a recipe for us: 3 buttons, 2 pieces of ribbon and 1 circle. This is what I came up with!
My focal image is from "Plant Prints". I embossed it with clear EP and sponged over it with soft suede. My circle is from my stash as are my buttons. I cheated a little with my ribbon... since this is a one layer card I didn't want to run my ribbon around the card stock. I glued down 1 piece of ribbon and made the bow with a 2nd piece of ribbon! It works! Pop over to Artful INKables and play along.... you could be a big winner!
Have yourself a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mojo 138

I'm baaaaack! Boy did I have a time making my Mojo card! I think my mojo went to S Dakota  with Carol!

This is actually the 2nd mojo card... 1st one is in the trash! My card base is chocolate chip layered with whisper white and basic gray dp. I used my favorite punch to create the focal image. The only ink that touched the card was the sponging with baja breeze. So happy that color is coming back! Baja breeze and chocolate make such a yummy color combo! This is a good jump start for my mojo! Have a great day!

Magical Monday CAS

Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! I did... I sat in front of the T.V. and watched 3 chick flicks in a row! Anyone that knows me. know that's not normal! I maybe watch 3 movies a year... LOL! Ok, onto Magical Monday! Sue is our hostess this week and she wants CAS:

Let's do a CAS card.....clean and simple

1. Clean: the design is uncluttered with lots of white or open space. Simple: having a clear focal point without a lot going on to detract from it.
2. simple in design regardless of the number of embellishments or how long it takes to color, stitch or to use a special technique
3. can be copied and mass produced fairly quickly… usually without a lot of coloring, layers, embellishments, tools and/or techniques
4. any combination of the above
I chose uncluttered with lots of white space.
I love this image! So simple and clean. Makes for a perfect CAS card! The winner this week at TMITA/PCC gets to take a trip to Paper Cupcakes and pick an image of their choice! Nina is so generous! Pop over to TMITA/PCC and play along... we'd love to have ya! I'll see you soon with a Mojo card ( I hope)!