Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet and Nutty Birthday

Good Morning Ladies,
It is suppose to get warmer today. I am hoping that happens. Again all I ask for is the warm sun on my face.
Today I have a fun card.... Sweet and Nutty Birthday
This card was created using the stamp set for April by The Stamps of Life. This is a club you can join and they send you a set of stamps each month at a really super price. You can also join the die hard club. You then get a stamp set and the die set to match. That is the club I belong to. I stamped the peanut butter and jelly jar on Bristol paper. They were then colorized with Copic markers and metalic silver marker.They were then cut out and put on top of a Sizzix thinlit die inked in blue. The background paper is from a DCWV stack. A blue glitter ribbon tops this card off.
The inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Joan's Challenge #9

Good Morning Ladies,
The weather was going in such a nice direction. And then it snowed last night. I thought it won't stick. But alas I wake up this morning and there is a blanket of snow on the ground. Yuck. On the bright side it is a new week and a new challenge. Joan's Challenge #9 you can see and join the challenge here... http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-9_14.html
The requirements for this week are as follows:
Use any color
Use dies only ( no stamps)
You must use at least two layers
You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens, and mention you are doing the challenge for Joan's Touch
Here is the link for Joan's Gardens.... http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
Stop on by the site. Terri will be more than happy to help you get the things you want. The shipping is what it costs her to ship. And she gets it to you fast! Plus how many places can you call and get the owner on the phone. This is not your big box store. It is owned and ran by Terri. Who by the way is the nicest person!
Now here is my card....
Here is a list of the dies used on this card and all purchased at Joan's Gardens...
Cheery Lynn Designs die Cathedral Lace Frame #DL148
Cheery Lynn Designs die Spring Flower Burst Doily #DL221
Poppy Stamps die Pine Tree Border #809
Memory Box die Woodland Deer #98679
I also used Sizzix circle die set #657551 ( I think Terri can order this one for you)
Thanks for another great challenge ladies!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, April 14, 2014

Graphics 45 Basset Hound

Good Morning Ladies,
I am up and off to an early start this morning. Lots to do today in short order.
My card for today is Graphics 45 Basset Hound
This card started with the Basset Hound image from Mostly Animals. This is a company that is gone forever, but the images are my favorites. I stamped the image on Bristol paper and colorized it with Prisma pencil and Gamsol. He was then hand cut. I started to look around to see what paper he might look good with. My choice was Graphics 45 Botanical Tea. He was matted in a brown textured fabric like paper. The die I used to create the flower is from Cheery Lynn. It is the black eyed susan die. The fern leaf is from Memory Box. I added a pearl sprig behind the flower. A double ribbon of pink and brown tops this card off.
A close-up of the flower.
A close-up of the Basset Hound.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Joan's Challenge #8 border

Good Morning Ladies,
I missed yesterday. To many days in a row working. I had to take a break from everyday life. Although I did make a card or two I did nothing else. Oh, but I did make a quick trip to Bailey's with my hubby.
I have a third and final card for Joan's Challenge #8 border. You can view and join the challenge here... http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-8.html
The requirements this week are as follows:
Use a plaid, striped or checked paper.
Use a border around an image.
Use any color
Use a product that can be purchased at Joan's Gardens
Here is the link to Joan's Gardens... http://www.atjoansgardens.com/

Here is my  card...
 This card started with the Magnolia snail stamp #M714. He was stamped on Bristol paper and colorized with Prisma pencil and Gamsol. He was then hand cut. Next came the circle  saying. This stamp is from a CTMH set. This as well as all the circles on this card was cut with Sizzix Thinlits circle die #657551. I do believe Terri can order this for you. I went with striped paper. I seem to have a lot of choices in stripes. To top this card off I use Memory Box Night Sky Border #98682. This border die was purchased from Joan's.
The inside sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, April 11, 2014

Australian Shepherd Dream

Good Morning Ladies,
The earth is warming and the wildlife is returning down on the lake behind work. I am enjoying it. The swans are back. I love seeing them float on the water. So majestic.
My card for today is Australian Shepherd Dream
This card started with the Australian Shepherd stamp from Dog Stamps Plus. He was stamped on Bristol paper with black Momento ink and colorized with Prisma pencil. He was then hand cut. The patterned paper is from DCWV. Two layers of a Spellbinders die set back him. The roses were created using a rolled rose Sizzix die. Crystal sprigs top this card off.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Joan's Challenge plaid, check, or stripes

Good Morning Ladies,
Yesterday the weather was beautiful. After work I took Dude down to the beach and we had a nice walk on the beach and through the woods. The fresh air was wonderful.
I have a second card for Joan's Challenge plaid, check, or stripes this week. Here is a link to the challenge. http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-8.html
The requirements this week are as follows:
Use a plaid, check, or striped paper
Put a border around an image
Use any color
Use a product from Joan's Garden http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
Terri over at Joan's Gardens has so many wonderful things. I am awaiting a stencil order. It's in the mail and my creamy brown chalk cat's eye ink pad is in there. Maybe it will come today!
Here is my second card for this weeks challenge....
I have been going through my stamp boxes and this cowboy image spoke to me for this challenge. The image is from Stampibilities. I stamped it in coffee archival ink on tan card stock. It was then cut and bordered with Spellbinders die set Classic Scalloped Squares Large #S4 127. Spellbinders dies sets can be purchased from Joan's. I had the Arizona jean tag sitting on my table since Christmas. I knew I wanted to use it but the card had just not come up yet to use it on. It worked perfect with the cowboy image. My striped paper that covers the card base is from my old stock. For the finishing touch I cut Memory Box die Star Flourish #98681 from a scrap of  Graphics 45 paper that I purchased from Joan's. That would be both the paper and the die.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Joan's Challenge #8

Good Morning Ladies,
I had a bit of a restless night. But I have learned to stay in bed and stick with it. I have no clue why some nights are like that.
I have created a card for Joan's Challenge #8 you can see and join in the challenge here... http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-8.html
The requirements this week are as follows:
Use a plaid, checked, or striped paper.
Put a border around an image.
Use any color.
You must use a product sold at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
Here is my entry....
This card started with the purple and yellow striped paper from Kaiser Kraft. Next I came the stamp set Bazoople #1 from Inky Antics. Terri told me she can order Inky Antics stamp sets. I love Inky Antics. I used the giraffe image from this set as well as the sentiments. I stamped the giraffe on Bristol paper and colorized him with copic markers. I cut him out with Spellbinders set Curved Rectangles s5-006. You can order these from Joan's Gardens. He was bordered with the same set. These rectangles were then inked in yellow using a cat's eye ink pad. You can buy cat's eye ink pads from Joan's Gardens. This card needed a little something more. So next came the Memory Box die Cottage Leaf #98342. This was cut out of purple glitter paper. So sweet and so fun!
This is the inside sentiment.
Thanks for another great challenge Joan and Terri!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog