Saturday, September 20, 2014

Inspiration Challange - Kittie Kraft Blog

 Today's inspiration comes from Kittie Kraft blog. I've been stamping with Kittie since I joined SCS. Her cards are above awesome and she is one of the sweetest ladies around. I quite faving Kittie's cards a long time ago...I just go to her gallery now. My "fav gallery" isn't 20 pages long now! LOL!

I chose this card for my inspiration. I had actually cut these dies out yesterday (thanks to Kittie, I have loads of die cuts now!!!) and they were laying on my desk this morning. Kittie gave me the push I needed.....again!  I used my Cricuit to cute out the gate and fence.

Thanks for the inspiration, Kittie...proud to call you my "cyber friend" and you know I love your work!

Friday, September 19, 2014

F4A239, Petite Rogue

Today's F4A challenge is "birds, birds, birds".

I love birds and bird cards.  I also am still short on Thanksgiving cards, so I decided a turkey was also one of my favorite birds...but or different reasons!  Poor turkeys!!!

and then, we have to do a bird of a different Petite Rogue:

 "Do you know what Petite Rouge means?

It's French for "Little Red," as in "Little Red ... Riding Hood."

In the book Petite Rouge, by author Jim Harris, Little Red Riding Hood is a Cajun girl from Louisiana, where lots of people speak French... at least part of the time.

Excuse me, did I say Cajun girl? I meant... Cajun duck!

Here she is, Petite Rouge herself."

I wanted to do a "different kind of bird" and Jim Harris' illustration of Petite Rogue worked perfectly for this challenge.

To see more of Mr. Reed's digitals and fun pages, go to Jim Harris blog

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CCEE1438, Wordplay Challenge

Lois carries on as hostess this month.   Today she wants a "wordplay" in honor of "Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day"  Therefore, include something that starts with each of the following letters....
H U G.

My little gal is wearing a HAT, holding an UMBRELLA and wearing a GOWN (also standing in GRASS).  This one was a toughie for me, but I finally got it.

Won't you join in?  Show us your HUG card (don't forget to tell us what you used for the letters).  Add CCEE1438 to keywords on splitcoaststampers and link back to the CCEE Blog here.

Let's see what you come up with!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FS397, Madera snowflake

Today's featured stamper is Mother's Daughter - Jennifer.

I found this awesome "snowflake" Jennifer made with the Madera die...brilliant! I had to give it a try.

I used a die cut for my "joy", added Tim Holtz Speckles stencil with chalk and used snowflakes for the center with a rhinestone embellishment.

Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer...enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

IC458, Surya

Today's website for inspiration is Surya.

I chose this rug for it's colors. I also cased a card by Sandie (sistersandie) found here.

I loved the colors in Sandie's card and this rug was perfect to combine the two. Sandie has given me the courage to explore my Cricuit more instead of it just sitting there taking up room. It took some experimenting to get that frame, but I did it. Thanks, Sandie!

Friday, September 12, 2014

F4A238, Hole in One

Today's challenge is to do a card about sports. I know it's football season, but my neighbor golfs and I can use this card.

I've been saving Lesley's card shown here since she posted it for a sketch challenge. Love the sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration, Lesley!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WT495, Marble

I quote Michelle, today's WT hostess: "September 11th is a day that is now synonymous with the tragic events that occurred in 13 years ago on the East Coast of the US. This week's challenge is inspired by the heroes that emerged from the rubble of that fateful day.
To honor our heroes, we erect monuments and statues. To ensure those tributes last, we make them out of stone, granite, marble, and other hardened products that will stand the test of time, so that we never forget these great men and women who have inspired and sacrificed for us.
For this challenge, I want you to use granite, marble, or stone in your project"

I knew immediately I was going to do the polished stone....however.....when I went to get my alcohol, I remembered that Ms. Laynee had gotten her ears pierced and I gave the alcohol to her for her ears! I had to resort to the internet and searched out marble images and found the marble I used.

I love this Sizzix stand up die.

Raining here...going to the movie....hope you have a good day!