Saturday, June 29, 2013

Miss you tons! TSG213

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!  Another gloomy and rainy day here in Chicago.  I can't believe that next week is the 4th and to date, we really haven't had any real summer-like weather! :(

Tonight is the big release night at TSG and I know I will be making a purchase so, "rule of thumb" before doing so, is to use the stamps from last release! This cutie "Gloria" is the focus of this card! :)  This week's challenge was to use this sketch and she fit perfectly!

DP's from Fancy Pant's, cardstock and ribbon from PTI, misc. button and baker's twine.

Thanks for taking a peek - off to post my card!  Enjoy you day and I'm praying for some sunshine in place of the rain!  Cathy xxx :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

sit back and relax - TPE205

TGIF and a great day here in Chicago! We celebrated with The Chicago Blackhawks and the return of The Stanley Cup!  It was a beautiful day for a parade and the estimated crowd was about 2 million!  I hate crowds (of that size) and watched from home while creating cards! :)

This card was created based off of this week's challenge at TPE - a great sketch! :)

DP's are scraps from October Afternoon,
and other misc.  Digital image from Digi Stamp Characters, cardstock, die and button PTI, stamp from Lockhart Stamp Co.

Thanks for taking a peek - off to post my card!  Enjoy your weekend - Cathy xxx

Thursday, June 27, 2013

wishing you a happy birthday - STB20

Happy Thursday and welcome to another fun sketch at Seize The Birthday! :)

Our sponsor this week is Scribbles Designs and the image I used is "Dump".  I haven't made a masculine card in awhile and I thought this image was perfect for one! :)

DP's from Echo Park, Cardstock, stamp and button from PTI, baker's twine from The Twinery.
Thanks for taking a peek!  Please take time to see what the DT has created for you this week!

Have a great day - Cathy xxx

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Whimsy and Stars Studio Design Team Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Design Team Summer Season Event at Whimsy and Stars Studio!!  I am super pleased to announce that I have been chosen to join the team with some of the most super talented gals!  As you can see, creating with Mabelle's darling images just brings out the "artist" in all of us!  When I am creating with Mabelle's images, I feel the love that she has put into each and everyone of them, and I want to carry out the love by creating something that will be a keepsake for the recipient.

 Now for the introductions!  On the right handside of the screen, I would like to introduce to you, sweet little Amelia. Amelia has been handcut and colored with Copics and is wearing a paper pieced smock from Graphic 45.  Did you spot the glass bead center of her Sunflower?  The DP's used are from Graphic 45, flourish diecut from MFT, diecut center panel from Spellbinders, scalloped diecut and stamped sentiment from PTI.

Next, I would like to introduce to you our precious Little Princess Girl.  Once again, I have handcut and colored her with Copics, added a little glass glitter for her crown, some rhinestone adhesives in her bouquet and paper pieced her smock.  DP's from Imaginisce, paper doily, seam binding ribbon, a vintage rhinestone button, chipboard heart and handstamped sentiment all have been added.

I have included the watermarked image for reference and because I feel it's always fun to see the before and after! :)

Here's a list of all the DT member's - please stop by for some beautiful inspiration, and leave them some love!  Mabelle will be choosing two winner's for a digital image of their choice! :)

Thanks for stopping by - have fun on the hop and don't forget to visit Whimsy and Stars Studio at Etsy where you can purchase these darling images and many others!  Whimsy and Stars Studio is now set up for instant download - no waiting!  Have a great day! :)

Whimsy and Stars Studio
Lesley Croghan - Always Playing With Paper
Karen Hanson - Scrappy Canuck
Melissa Oeters - Needful Things
Theresa Harris - The Scrapbooking Queen
Kathy Curry - Will Stamp for Wine
Marcee Rodgers - Inky Bird
Suzanne Bier - Sparkling Scrapper
Lesa Smaligo - Punky Doodle Papers
Marsha Sanderlin - Stamping Down South

Saturday, June 15, 2013

You're so sweet - FMS90

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!  I hope where ever you are, you are enjoying better weather than we are in Chicago - cool and rainy. :( Where is summer?

This card was created based off of this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I just picked up this darling little image from The Doodle Garden and thought it would be the perfect fit!

DP's are from LYB and sentiment stamp from PTI.

Thanks for taking a peek - off to post my card.  Enjoy your day - Cathy xxx :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday - STB19

Happy Thursday and welcome to another fun sketch at Seize The Birthday!  I'm back from Pennsylvania where my DD and her new husband have settled, and I am trying to get used to the fact that she is no longer living at home! :(

This week our sponsor is A Day for Daisies, and I chose this sweet little image called Miss Clair Clown.

DP's are from my stash (The Paper Loft), baker's twine from The Twinery and stamp from PTI.

Thanks for taking a peek - be sure to stop the other team member's blog for some inspiration!  Have a great weekend - Cathy xxx :)

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