Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Beautiful Card from my Secret Sister!

I received another beautiful card from my Secret Sis!  For those of you who don't know, our little Maryland stampers group, the Meade Girls, is doing a Secret Sister swap for the months of Feb., March and April.  We will reveal who we are at a get together the first week of May.  I have been receiving some beautiful cards from my Sis, you can see her other gorgeous creations if you scroll through my blog.  She is so talented and creative, I can't wait to find out who she is!   Here is the latest card I received from her!  It really says Spring to me! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rubber Redneck Stampede Spring Time Edition Challenge Card

One of the Stampin' Up! demonstrators that I met on the Late Night Stampers online group put together an online class with projects and cards for spring.  She also has a color challenge for us everyday that we can participate in and win prizes for.  This is my card for the Day One Challenge.  We were to use Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake on our card.  I really like these colors together!  The class started on March 21st and ends on April 3rd so we have 14 challenges to participate in.  I'll be posting the rest of my challenge cards soon! 

Card Ingredients
Stamps:  On A Pedestal
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, WW
Ink:  Early Espresso, Baja Breeze & Crumb Cake Markers; Real Red
Tools:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Early Espresso Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 27, 2011

This Week's Hambo Hoedown!

This week's image from the Hambo Hoedown Challenge is this adorable Coffee Girl Digi!  This is right up my alley as I'm definitely a coffee girl!  Got to have that first cup in the morning before I do anything else!  Our challenge was to use this image on a card and to also follow a specific sketch.  Here's the card I made for the challenge, this was such a fun image! 

Card Ingredients
Image: Hambo Coffee Girl Digi
Sentiment: Gina K - My Cuppa Joe
Cardstock:  SU Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun; GP 110 White; Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP
Ink:  More Mustard (sponged around main image panel); Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  SU Tangerine Tango Ribbon; Nesties Labels 2; Brads

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Party Elephant!

I so enjoyed participating in the Hambo Hoedown Challenge last week and was excited to receive my free digi image and be able to participate again this week!  This week's digi image is this adorable Party Elephant and we were to use sparkles and shiny stuff on our card.   A friend had given me this shiny purple cardstock and I thought it would be perfect for my card.  I found this cute Birthday DP in my stash and decided to color the elephant purple to go along with the purple in the DP as well.  I added Turquoise and Yellow Stickles to his hat and purple glittery brads for some sparkle.  I hope you like it!

Card Ingredients
Image:  Hambo Party Elephant Digi; Sentiment from SU Eat Cake
Cardstock: Unknown Purple Base, SU Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence; GP110 White; Unknown DP
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Tools:  Nesties, SU Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch
Access:  Stickles, Glitter Brads, Ribbon

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge Card

A few of my stamping friends have been participating in the Hambo Hoedown Challenges sponsored by Hambo Stamps.  They've been having so much fun with them that I decided to join in and see what it was all about.  For your first time participating in the challenge you must purchase the digital image for the weekly challenge and make a card with it and post it on your blog and then link it to their site.  The next week Hambo will email you for free the digital image for that week's challenge.  Each week that you participate you receive a free digital image for the next week's challenge.  How cool is that?  Who wouldn't love free digi's?  This week's digital image is this adorable St. Patty's Day Hamster!  I'm not that much into St. Patty's Day but I just love this little guy so I couldn't wait to make a card with him!  We were also to use gold on our card as part of the challenge so I colored the coins with a gold Copic marker and then went over them with a gold Signo Gel Pen.  The ribbon came from my MD Stampers Secret Sister as part of my cute St. Patrick's Day surprise.  It was perfect for this card!  I can't wait to see what challenge they have planned for us for next week!

Card Ingredients
Image:  Hambo Digital Image
Cardstock:  SU Garden Green, Marina Mist, Unknown DSP, GP110 White
Accessories:  Ribbon, Copic Markers, Sponge

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shoebox Swap Card

I am attending another Shoebox Swap tomorrow hosted by Kathy in Laurel.  I love shoebox swaps, they are so much fun and you come home with so many different cards!  The day will be filled with stamping, laughing, friends and food!  I am so looking forward to it!  Here is the card I am taking to the swap. 

Card Ingredients
Stamps:  Herb Expressions, Sentiment from Watercolor Trio
Cardstock:  SU Rose Red, Old Olive, Thoroughly Modern DSP; GP110 White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Regal Rose & Old Olive Markers, SU Regal Rose
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon from Offray Ribbon Outlet, Rhinestones
Tools:  SU Eyelet Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop
Oval Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals

Another Gorgeous Secret Sister Card!

My MD Stampers Secret Sister has sent me another gorgeous card!  I just love all the lace!  Isn't this beautiful?  When I find out who she is I'm going to get her to show me how to make those lace flowers!
Thank you SS, whoever you are!