Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 132

Are you enjoying spring yet?  We have had such warm weather here in the Okanagan Valley and now all of a sudden the temps have dipped.  Lots of snow at Silver Star - good for the ski season, but not good for the fruit trees.

I've slid back into my "monochromatic me" style for this weeks card.  This card, I decided will go to the best sister in the world for Easter. It had to be something special, but not overwhelming - because she doesn't understand "fru-fru". 

The sentiment is from Verve stamps.  The rest is generic stuff resting in my "raspberry & pink" embellishment drawer.

Hope everyone has a blessed Easter with family and friends.  We had planned to head to the Lake to open the 5th Wheel, but have decided to wait a week - the weather being a big factor. 

Remember, "Stamp up a Storm, Ink up a Wish and send it to someone to brighten their day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Rubber hugs, Inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 131

The son of  friend's of ours is engaged to be married in July and this card will be sent to the parents who are so proud of this upcoming marriage.  This sketch was a perfect time to come up with a card meant especially for them.

The card base is white, which doesn't show up very well on the white background.  I used the SU Blossoms Abound for the images, the butterfly is SU Beautiful Wings which I cut out and glitzed up with dazzling diamonds.  The white background has been stamped off with Orchid Opulence, but doesn't show in the scan.  I also distressed the ribbon with Orchid Opulence to give it depth.

Thanks for stopping by and remember, Stamp up a Storm, Ink up a Wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 130

Missed Mojo Monday by a day or so - but Wednesday is good!  Beautiful Sketch by Julee Tilman, one of my favourite bloggers and stamp designers.  Her style is absolutely beautiful - check it out  here, Amazing cards amazing talent.

I was at a loss as to what to do this week, I've had a cough and I swear that every time I cough brain cells are blown apart.  I sat at the walk-in clinic last week with my son, hence the cold, I'm sure.  There is nothing like sitting in a cubicle waiting room surrounded by unhealthy people to compromise your healthy status.

Enough jabber - here is my card for the sketch.  As you can see, I've reverted back to "monochromatic" Madge.  It is safe and happy place to be.  I embossed the SU Medallion and cut the scalloped circles using a Spellbinders set - also used the negative piece to shadow in some colour for a background.  The butterflies and paper are SU.    The phrase is Verve.

Enjoy, and remember to Stamp up a Storm, Ink up a Wish, and send it on to brighten someone's day.

Rubber hugs, Inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 129

Another Monday, and I'm feeling good -- A lot of interruptions on this card for the Mojo Monday Sketch129, but I finally got it done, and it's still Monday. -- at least here in the West it is.
For three weeks in a row now I've put my hand in a drawer full of backgrounds and pulled out one to be a piece on my card.  Seems to give me that "added edge", otherwise I could go on for hours floundering in a stack of paper and ink trying to decide what to use.

I used my newest Cuttlebug cut and emboss folder, "Ornamental Iron",  to cut the band and emboss the top background. I really do love the ornamental iron band, which by the way, was cut and mirror imaged to get the full band.

Looking at the scan, this is a very flat card except for the sentiment and flowers that I popped up with dimensionals.  I'm thinking that it will be going in the mail for one of the 12 cards I swap per month.  

So, here it is!  Sketch #129.  Hope you like it.

I looked at my card, and couldn't get to "love" it - so, I glammed it up a bit to get it to look like the right one.  I'm looking at the two side-by-side, thinking that the bow has to go and the 3 flower brads were enough to finish off the card. A typical example of "sometimes less is better".

Remember, take time to Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, Inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka:  maddie6833

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 128

Can you believe that it is March already?!!  The first week of the month is a Mojo Monday Contest week - I'm such a fan of Julee Tilman and Verve Stamps.......and a chance to win a stamp set to add to the excitement, is bliss.  To make it doubly great - yesterday was our SU monthly Stampers 10 meet, which means a trip to Salmon Arm and 3 hours of playing with paper and ink.  There is nothing like an excuse to "play".

My mind always goes blank when I am challenged to do a specific thing.  It must be the pressure!  This time, and it seemed to work,  I put my hand into a drawer of pre-made backgrounds and pulled out one that I think is a beautiful technique using re-inkers and embossing folders.  Thankfully, the rest fell into place.

Here is the end result.

Hope you like it.  Remember, take time to stamp up a storm and ink up a wish, and send it to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, Inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,