Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...purple & blue

Well today's TT is to use purple and blue as your focus...since I don't focus too well at my age I guess that's called blurple and I tried to acheive it as well as I could.  I started with a purple card on which I matted a piece of soft blue and then added a bg from Paper Pizazz which was called sponged purple so since it has both colors I thought Yep and hooray...this will work. I took out the hyicinth set and went to work shading up the big sprig and added some lavendar for the ribbon on it. Love this type of flower and was wishing I could get a whiff of it as to me it is such a wonderful fragrance. Added a few blingers and I'm done.
Still bloody hot here...high 90's each day and I tell you I've had enough of it. Wish the damn weather man would be right for once when he says a cold front is moving in but so far not happening. Hope you all have a grand week fellow bloggers and see you next time.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...bee you a bee or butterfly??

Well today's challenge at TT is to use a bee or butterfly on your card. As you can see I did the butterfly. I'm a bit off as usual as being the corny lady that I am, I thought this flower was an astor not a cone flower so coney me colored it to match the paper and so there! I guess I made an ass-tor out of myself because who ever saw a blueish astor or cone flower??? My card has the top section done with a sweet My Mind's Eye dotted paper of kind of aqua blue and the bottom was fancy doodled up with a SU embossing folder to give it that lacy look. My butterfly was a punch also from SU...me Bad I know but the cone flower is a Flourish stamp from the With Gratitude set so I'm safe I guess. Used my colored pencils as usual and made it all very simple. I bet you're asking how I did such a beautiful cutting job aren't you? Well my DD has the new wonderful machine that does all that glorious work for you and when I spotted it laying on the table ...I did a grab and run thingy. Not grab and run machine but just the cut out flower. The new machine is called a Sillouette ( I don't think I spelled that right but you get the idea) and you need to see more about it on the shop at Flourishes. Go take a peek and you'll probably be hooked.
Still hot here in the Big Sky country and I'm a little sick of it. We are to get a storm tonight for a cool off so I'm hoping the weather guy isn't blowing smoke up our butts. Have a fun week fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A celebration with Sprinkles on Top!

It's a day of partying and celebration! Flourishes turned five this month and they want YOU to help celebrate! Today Flourishes is ushering in a 2-4-6-8, Help Flourishes Celebrate Day and the good ladies there asked me to help them out. I'm here with the 6PM Challenge. If you missed the 2PM Challenge, just click HERE or if you didn't tune in at 4PM, just click HERE to catch up! If you play, they have some FUN goody bags for the winners! Are you ready for the 6PM Challenge?

HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is about adding sprinkles onto your card or creation -- Glitter? Beads? Flower Soft? You choose! Just sprinkle on some fun and you'll be in the running! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them -- your entries will count twice. If you don't have Flourishes stamps, play along anyway, you could win some! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCIS5C. You have until August 31st to enter and can enter as many times as you like! Some of our designers have helped us sprinkle a little celebration on their creations today!

For my creation.... I started with a white card and then used My Mind's Eye decorative paper both on top and bottom. The image is from the new set Garden Picks set, which is soon to be my new all time favorite...move over Zinnia set cause you've got competition! But let's face it -- all of Flourishes' sets are the best there are. So, you got white card, 2 bg papers, a pink mat that I used an EK fancy border punch on, and my  prisma glitter. Added a bow easy bow of some beautious green to finish the card off.

And, here's a close up so you can see that prisma glitter that got sprinkled all over my Queen Anne's Lace flower...

This will be a fun filled day for Flourishes with all the great challenges that are scheduled so be sure to join in. I'm so happy to be a part of it all....wine and cheese snacks on the lawn at 6 p.m. See you there fellow bloggers! If you need some inspiration, be sure to hop on over and see...

Cindy Haffner
Beate Johns
Danielle Kennedy
Pat Adam - that's me!

If you want a peek at the OFFICIAL Rules….. just click HERE and then, get those fingers inky and join us for Flourishes' 5th birthday bash!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Sketch

Well it's TT over at Flourishes and Heather has made it a sketch challenge which I love as it means someone else is doing my work of placement for me so Yeah here goes. I certainly hope I get a few visits on this one as last week I was left crying and hurt that no one came by and said hello. Just kidding I realize people do have lives and fun things to do. So this week I chose the pansies ( or at least I think they are ) from Botanical Bookplates vol. 2 and went to work. My card has a base of olive green and a mat of purple that I ran through my machine using a embossing folder from SU called Fancy Fans which I really love. Cut an oval, stamped my flowers, did a bit of coloring with my colored pencils and finished off with some lavender ribbon and sentiment from the Zinnia set and a punch to set it off. Finished quickly. Liar, liar, pants on fire...it took a bit of time to get it all together but there you have it.
Hope your week will be a goodie...since it's so hot I will head for the pool and sit in the sun to keep my glowing tan which looks like I just returned from a romantic place on the ocean. What a joke huh? But a girl can dream now can't she! Happy week fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...CASE A CARD

Well at TT the challenge is to CASE a card from one of the designers and of course I chose my DD to copy and steal everything but as you can see...mine does not have the beauty and class her's does. This is the Summer Blossoms set and she made it up so soft and sweet and being the crass lady I am I decided to make it up as a bright and not so classy card. Instead of following in her footsteps I used Spellbinder's lable # 14 instead of the oval and changed the whole thing up. My dotted paper is Mind's Eye and I used some bais type ribbon with some ric a rac below which you can't see too well in the pic a ture. Oh well such is life in the country. I went with a bright colored button and some twine because I'm not a refined lady anymore and am showing my bumpkin side now. Annnyway...that's the way the blossoms bloom here and I did my own thing on the copy and steal challenge. I never have figured out what the CASE really stands for so I just say it's copy and steal everything. Happy week fellow bloggers or is it buggers in your neck of the woods??? The grasshoppers are driving me nuts here  as they eat all my plants and make me extremely MAD and I mean worser then usual. Have a happy trails kind of week.