Sunday, August 2, 2009

A few challenges and our puppy!

I decided to spend a bit of time in the craft room last night after the kids were in bed and here are two more cards I whipped up. I forgot how quickly cards come together when there is no coloring involved. Quick and simple ~ love it!

The first is for Paper Makeup Stamps. I won this set from Katie at PMS (thanks again!) awhile back and haven't had a chance to use it yet but since this sketch was perfect for showcasing a sentiment I decided to ink it up.

This card is for the following challenges:
Paper Make Up Stamps - sketch
Allsorts - 3 Flowers, 2 papers, 1 Ribbon
One Stop Craft Challenge - Swirls and Pearls
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Pink and Green
Stamp With Fun - Pearls
Pile it On - At least 3 flowers

Card Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Nature's Song - Paper Makeup Stamps; Baroque Motifs
Ink/Coloring: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Organdy Ribbon (Celery); Flowers (Prima); Self Adhesive Pearls and Rhinestones (Michael's); Stickles (hard to see, but I put it in the stamped flower centers before adhering the pearls)
Tools: Corner Rounder (CM)

This card is for Mojo Monday's sketch challenge this week. I won this stamp set from Julee at Verve (thanks again!) last month over at Splitcoaststampers. When I saw this set I knew exactly what DSP I would be using with it. I wanted to stamp the image in Groovy Guava on Vanilla paper, but I didn't buy the incolor inks that year so I had to settle for stamping it on Groovy Guava Cardstock instead.
This card is also for the following challenge:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Stamp with Fun - Pearls (even though they are tiny and hard to see - there are some on here)

Card Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Abundant Blessings - Verve
Ink/Coloring: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Copic (R01) to colo Prima Flowers
Paper: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip; DSP - Afternoon Tea
Flowers (Prima); Self Adhesive Pearls (Michael's);
Tools: Oval Punch; Scallop Oval Punch; Mega Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy); Martha Stewart Border Punch; Photo Corner Punch (EK Success); CM Cutting System

And finally, here are a couple of pictures of our new puppy ~ Milton.
These are from when we went to first look at the puppies. Here Ashley was holding Milton and his sister Mabel (the white puppy). We were supposed to be getting both puppies, but a few days after we went to see the pups, we got a phone call telling us that Mabel didn't make it ~ she just would not eat anything.
Here are the boys with Milton (at this point I think Ty was sick of getting pictures taken) same day as above picture.

And here is Milton at home (in his bed):
Just being cute:


Rach said...

Beautiful cards and what a sweet puppy, sad about mabel..:(

Thank you for entering my blog candy.. good luck. hugs Rachxx

Jules said...

Hi Jodi

Beautiful card and a great take on the challenge.

I love the sentiment you have used .. .. .. so true!!!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Julie said...

Milton's so cute, such a shame about Mabel.
A beautiful card with a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.
Julie x

Jennifer said...

I love the pearls you added to the center of the flowers, what a wonderful touch! Thanks for playing this week at Pile It On!

Jennifer, PIO DT

Carolyn V said...

Great cards! I especially love the first one... the colours are so fresh and lovely, and the sentiment is so, so true.

Anesha said...

Lovely card, love the background on the first card, very pretty. Thanks for taking part in the CRAFT challenge. Anesha

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A great collection of cards and what an adorable little pup! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week!

ineke said...

very nice cards !!!!
and a lovely puppie !!

Hope Jacare said...

Such a beautiful sentiment on your card - thanks for playing at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Jodi and your puppy is just WAAAAAAY too cute!! ;) HUGS

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!


Maureen said...

Both gorgeous cards!! And your puppy is too cute! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know whats cuter, the puppy or your card! lol. Your pearls and swirls are fabulous. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card for this weeks challenge at Allsorts hun and what a cute puppy!

Thanks for joining us

Emma xxx

Chrisd said...

What cute photos, great site. Thanks for your kind words on the Verve hop

Holly said...

Your cards are all so lovely. I especially like the first one you made. Your little Milton looks like a sweetheart!

Amy Schultz said...

your cards are so beautiful but those puppies are just precious... really making me want one! :)

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Stephanie said...

Hi Jodi!

What beautiful cards & thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos :)

Steph xxx

p.s. You've won my K&CO paper pads!

Sharon said...

Your cards are so beautiful. A gorgeous use of the pearls and swirls. Thank you for joining us at the One Stop Carft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Heather the Mooselover said...

I love your cards, kids and the puppy.

raindropecho said...

Everything is so beautiful - those cards, those kids, those puppies!! Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Anonymous said...

sorry about mabel.

Love your simple card for Pile It on! the colors are fab!

Thanks for playing with us @ Pile It On!
-- dalis

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