Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pastel Flower Trio

Thanks for stopping at my blog! If you are interested, check out my sale page here. I’m cleaning out my Stamping Up sets.

It's Saturday and a new challenge at One Stop Crafts. We had some great entries in last week's card challenge, and I'm sure you'll be inspired by the 123 recipe this week. Hop on over and join in the fun.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #113
I gave the squares a slight twist and created a diamond pattern.
Color Inspiration
My Creation
Image Detail
Hard to see in the photo; there are spica accents on the flowers and the vases are covered in Diamond Glaze for that glassy look.
Ins and Outs ~ Pastel Flower Trio
Stamps: Silk on Glass (Stitchy Stamps), TLC Verse
Paper: DCWV Whimsy Stack
Ink: Copics (YR61, 65; YG0000, 03; B0000; BG000, 02); Spicas (Melon, Baby Blue, Peach)
Accessories: Buttons, Yarn, Glossy Accents, Pop Up Dots

Punchy Owl Graduate

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One of my dear crafting friends found this pattern for an owl graduate using punches. During a crafty night get together my creative girls and I went a bit punch crazy. I think I punched enough pieces to make 20 owls. I figured I'd better get at least one put together and on a card before I forgot how it goes! This will be perfect for my graduation stash. The local high school's colors are yellow and black; hence the frequent color combo on my graduation cards.

Ins and Outs ~ Punchy Owl Grad 
Stamps: None

Paper: SU, DCWV
Ink: None
Accessories: SU Punches

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hot Diggity Birthday

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I can't believe I haven't shared this exciting news. I've been playing with Copics for a few years now and was SO excited when a certification class opened up in my area. I spent a lovely day with Debbie Olson and Lori Craig learnin the ins and outs of these fabulous markers. Wahoo! I'm officially certified!
This card started out to be inspired by the awesome Kenny K blog hop for their anniversary. I have several Kenny K images and don't get to play with them too often. I need a card for a 9 year old boy and thought this was a fun image. I'm sure he'll love it.

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Hot Diggity Birthday
Stamps: Kenny K Hot Diggity (Animalz Collection)
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, TPS Birthday Extravaganza
Ink: Copics (W1, 3; Y19; B05; R000, 02, 05, 08; E41, 47, 49, 50, 57); Gold Marker; White Gel Pen
Accessories: SU ribbon

Vintage Christmas Tag

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I love Christmas in July challenges because they smack me in the face with the whole 'YIKES, Christmas will be here before I know it!" Everything I make now will put me ahead of the game in December; unless they get lost in my house. :o)

Allsorts Challenge #112 ~ Free and Easy July
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #161 ~ Create a Tag
The Corrosive Challenge #125 ~ Let the Music Play
The paper I used for my base layer has music on it.
Christmas in July: Creative Inspirations Challenge #64; The Crazy Challenge #76The Crafty Pad Challenge #130; Creative Belli Challenge #122 I’d bought the SU seam binding last year when it first came out and am embarrassed to admit I’ve never used it!
My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Vintage Christmas Tag
Stamps: SU Perfect Punches
Paper: SU (Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Gold Waffle, DSP)
Ink: SU (Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke)
Accessories: SU (Seam Binding, Punches, Glass Glitter, Brad)
Techniques: Medallion

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Melting Snowman

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We’re just coming out of a major heat wave in Southern MN so I tried to keep cool by thinking of winter. I feel a little like this snowman as he slowly melts away in the sunshine!

365 Cards Day 38 ~ Just a Touch
The challenge was to add color to only 2 parts of the image.
365 Cards Day 143 ~ Having a Heat Wave
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ O is for Older Image
Don’t recall the exact year I bought this, but they are one of my older SU sets.
Christmas Challenges: 2 Sisters Challenge #48; Christmas Card Challenge #33; Delightful Sketches Challenge
My Creation
Ins and Outs ~ Melting Snowman
Stamps: SU Tags and More
Paper: SU
Ink: SU
Accessories: Snowflake Punch, SU Ribbon

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Embossed Floral Frame

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Wahoo! I had a chance to play with the current Midnight Madness sketch (and on time again). In between major thunderstorms, power outages and hot/humid weather; I've found time to do a bit of crafting. It feels good to be creative!

Color Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 96 ~ Ad Inspired
I picked up on the butterflies, the red in the bottle, and the flowering branches.

My Creation
Image Detail
Lots of Stickles accents.
Ins and Outs ~ Embossed Floral Frame
Stamps: SU Clearly for You
Paper: SU Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink: SU Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Misc Thread

Blinged Out Butterfly

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This card started out pretty clean and simple from a card kit, and then I stated futzing. I added the DP and flourish bling. It's for my Grandma. Blue is one of her favorite colors and we both share a connection to butterflies (they remind us of my mom (her daughter)). Some GREAT inspiration out in blogland right now, I hope you get to play along too.

Sketch Inspiration ~ CPS Card Sketches #226

365 Cards Day 119 ~ Feeling Punchy Punch something out and dress it up.
Wings/Butterflies: PaperPlay Challenge #1128; C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #111; By the Cute and Girly July Challenge
Lollipop Crafts July Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge #150 ~ Favorite Past Challenge
I used challenge #79 ~ Dazzle Us: Add Some Sparkle
Summer: (Butterflies always represent summer to me) Crafts and Me Challenge #43; The Crazy Challenge #75
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #8 ~ Out with the Old and In with the New
I just picked up the lovely bling flourishes (on clearance) and used a Top Note piece that I’d bought in a lot over a year (maybe 2) ago.
My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Blinged Out Butterfly
Stamps: None
Paper: SU, DCWV
Ink: None
Accessories: SU Dies, Ribbon, Linen Thread and Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Flourish

Friday, July 15, 2011

Selling my Stamping Up Sets

I'm doing a bit of cleaning and have a stash of SEVENTY FIVE Stampin Up sets/wheels that are in need of a new home. I’ve pretty much switched to all digital images and rarely use my real rubber beauties. It's time they find some love in a new home. Here's a list of the sets and asking price, check my Sale Page for photos and full details of each item.

I'll ship anywhere (US and International) and only charge actual shipping. Payment is via PayPal only. I'm not posting these anywhere else, so my awesome followers get first dibs. Please send me an email if you are interested, and I'll send you a total with shipping. I only have email access in the evening (after 7 pm Central US). I'll just go through the requests in the order they come in and update the sale list as items are removed. THANKS for looking!

Click HERE to see photos and more info. Email me at spiceycatchick AT gmail DOT com.

$3.00 Bold Celebrate Wheel

$3.00 Hot to Dot Wheel

$3.00 Little Shapes

$3.00 Swirl Style Wheel

$3.00 Watercolor Joy Wheel

$5.00 All Year Cheer II

$5.00 Alphabits

$5.00 Always on My Mind

$5.00 Be Happy

$5.00 Best Blossoms

$5.00 Big Pieces

$5.00 Bold Blooms Jumbo Wheel

$5.00 Bundle Up

$5.00 Daisy Days

$5.00 Fanciful Favorites

$5.00 Fine Frames

$5.00 Four Square

$5.00 Fruity Phrases

$5.00 God's Beauty

$5.00 Great Shapes

$5.00 Itty Bitty Backgrounds

$5.00 Letterpress Numbers

$5.00 Lots of Thoughts

$5.00 Oh My Word

$5.00 Polka Dot Punches

$5.00 Punches Three

$5.00 Rough Around the Edges Jumbo Wheel

$5.00 Shape-Ups

$5.00 Sprinkles

$5.00 That's Nice

$7.50 By Definition

$7.50 Daisy DD

$7.50 Dot Spot

$7.50 Empherma

$7.50 Filigree

$7.50 Fontastic

$7.50 Fruit Medley

$7.50 Groovy Lines

$7.50 Happy Birthday Greetings

$7.50 Holiday Print

$7.50 Letter Patterns

$7.50 Loving Hearts

$7.50 Maternal Instincts

$7.50 Monogram Alphabet - g

$7.50 Mother & Child

$7.50 Natural Beauty

$7.50 On the Spot

$7.50 Picture This

$7.50 Romantic Rose

$7.50 Sketch an Event

$7.50 So Many Scallops

$7.50 Soft Swirls

$7.50 Special Day

$7.50 Stripes

$7.50 Tiny Talk

$7.50 Too Terrific Tags

$7.50 Totally Tabs

$7.50 Tropical Heatwave

$7.50 Word Search

$7.50 You Make Me Happy

$10.00 Basket of Kindness

$10.00 Big Deal Alphabet

$10.00 Bloomin' Wonderful

$10.00 Bon Voyage

$10.00 Brushstroke Alphabet

$10.00 Doodle This

$10.00 Edgy Eloquence

$10.00 Give Thanks

$10.00 I Like Your Style

$10.00 Letters From Friends

$10.00 Noah DD

$10.00 Party Punch

$10.00 Petal Pushers

$10.00 Wreath of Roses

$15.00 Button Bear

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sunny Summer at the OSCC

Time for another fun challenge at One Stop Crafts. This week we are sponsored by the always amazing, ever generous, Robyn's Fetish. I was able to play with one of her super sweet images. The theme this week is "In the Summer Time."  Take a few moments to release your summer mojo and play along with us. You could win a great prize at Robyn's Fetish!

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #111
 I tweaked the sketch a bit, and left off the square in the upper left corner. Hopefully I'm not 'too' far off to fit in wtih the Madness Divas.
One Stop Crafts Challenge #139 ~ In the Summer Time
365 Cards Day 127 ~ Triple It
I added a trio of pearls, all in white and the same size.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #118 ~ Seeing Double
I created 2 image panels
Pile it On Challenge #27 ~ Time to Relax
I didn’t have a ‘relaxed’ image, so I tried to use soft, subtle colors with lots of white space to evoke a calm feeling.
Lollipop Crafts July Challenge ~ Anything Goes

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Sunny Smiles
Stamps: SU Elements of Style
Paper: SU (Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Paisley Petals DSP)
Ink: SU Always Artichoke, SU Markers
Accessories: SU Pearls; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; SU Whisper White Organza Ribbon; SU Postage Stamp Punch
Techniques: Embossing

Dragon Graduate

There are so many fun graduate images out there; I'm trying to play with them all! I'm done with graduations for the season, but since I have the supplies out, I thought I'd keep making them. I might actually be ahead of the game next year.

Color Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 17 ~ Ad Inspired My card is all about the GREEN!
My Creation
Ins and Outs ~ Dragon Graduate
Stamps: Dustin Pike Graduation Dragon
Paper: SU and DCWV
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (Scroll E81; Gown/Cap: C2, 5, 9; Dragon: YG11, 13, 17, 21, 97)
Accessories:Walmart Ribbon

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Fruit Inspiration for a Friend

This card is all about loving our groovy summer season. The colors are warm and fruity and I'm cherishing every sunshiney moment I spend with friends.

Summer (I went with the colors of summer): Crafty Catz Challenge #89 ~ Colors of Summer; Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #27
Anything Goes: Allsorts Challenge #110 ~ Free and Easy July; PaperTake Weekly Challenge; Sentimental Sundays Challenge #62
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #125 ~ Card for a Friend
Die Cut Dreams 321 Recipe Challenge
3 shapes(circle, scallop circle, rectangles), 2 colors (pink and orange), 1 ribbon
PaperPlay Challenge #1127 ~ Fruity
I was greatly inspired by fruity oranges and watermelon for my colors.
Simply Create Challenge #47 ~ Silhouette I used a bird silhouette image.
The Craft Garden July Challenge ~ Birds
My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Summer Fruit Inspiration
Stamps: SU Punch Potpourri and All Holidays
Paper: SU CS (Very Vanilla, Rose Red), SU Sweet and Sour DP
Ink: SU (Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie)
Accessories: SU Rose Red Seam Binding, Punches, Scallop Circle #2 Die

Graduation Girl for Therese

This card is for my sweet cousin who recently had her graduation open house. I've been blessed to be reacquainted with her family since my parent's passing. Just another example of how God can take a difficult situation and bring forth joy. I am truly blessed!

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #107
I was inspired by the colors in the movie poster.

The beautiful Therese, the true inspiration:
Mad for Markers Red Hair Challenge
365 Cards Day 60 ~ Sparkle and Shine
Use a glittered background - my card base is all sparlkly red glittered paper.
365 Cards Day 80 ~ Cute Cuts Cut words apart
Aud Sentiments Challenge #32 ~ At Least 2 Words
Stamp Something Challenge ~ Digi Day
My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Dustin Pike Graduate Girl
Stamps: Dustin Pike Graduation Girl

Paper: DCWV, Paper Coaster, SU Whisper White
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (Skin: E21, 50, R20; Hair: E07, 08, 09; Diploma: E41; Shirt: BG45; Shoes/Gown: C2, 5, 9)
Accessories: EK Success Stickers, Ribbon

Monday, July 4, 2011

Patriotic Star

Happy 4th of July everyone! I've had a great weekend so far with my sweetie and am looking forward to attending a few parades with him today. On Saturday we had date night at the drive in. It was a double feature which meant we didn't get home until pretty much when the sun started peeking out. I was greatly impressed that they played the Star Spangled Banner before starting the movie.

Sketch Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 118 ~ Super Sketchy Sunday

Color Inspiration ~ Red White and Blue
My Creation
 There's QUITE a bit of glitter on my star and the final piece is pretty 'tall'. I don't think this is a card I'll try to mail in a standard envelope!
Ins and Outs ~ Patriotic Star
Stamps: None

Paper: SU
Ink: None
Accessories: Big Shots Star Die; Crimper, SU Ribbon, Silver Stickles

Friday, July 1, 2011

Graduation Prayers for Sarah

This card was created for a super talented and beautiful young woman for her high school graduation. I wasn't able to travel for the big event, but she was lifted in prayer and I look forward to a fun get together this summer with the cousins.

Color Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 109 ~ Mega Movie Friday
 Real Life Inspiration ~ Sarah
So blessed to have such a lovely young woman in my family tree.
Creative Belli Challenge #120 ~ The Letter G
How about a GorGeous Girl Graduate?
Alphabet Challenge ~ H for Half a Dozen
I have 6 elements on my card (1 base, 2 DPs, 1 ribbon, 1 image, 1 sticker)
The Crazy Challenge #73 ~ Beautiful Women
My Creation
Image Detail
Colored with Copics
Ins and Outs ~ Graduate Lily in Red
Stamps: PCS Lily Graduate, Computer generated verse (inside)

Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Gradeschool Stack
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (R20, 22, 24, 29; E21, 25, 29, 30, 50); Spica (Clear, Chocolate, Lipstick); White Gel Pen
Accessories: TPS Ribbon, Jolee’s Balloon Sticker