Sunday, January 31, 2010

Treehouse Store, Doubledog Dares & Lots of My New CHA Stuff!!

Supplies: Whiff of Joy Elizabeth Belle, Momento Tuxedo Black ink, PTI Aqua Mist paper, ink and button; Prima flowers, CarlaCraft punch, ribbon from HL, Copics, brads, SU Rose Red and White CS, Crate Paper DP
Hi All, Catching up on some blogging tonight!! Here's some cards I've made to meet my DT comittments!! First up is this image by Whiff of Joy that can be found at Treehouse Stamps Store . It's "Willow Kneeling Up", cute, eh?? She is colored with copics and embellished with primas and punches and ribbon! I designed it to also meet several blog challenges this week: Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, The Pink Elephant to use Polka Dots, a Bow and Pink, and Die Cuts R Us to use ribbon! The stamp came to me unmounted, without any cling foam attached to the back so it was the perfect time to use my new Rock A Blocks that I picked up at CHA last weekend! I was curious about these things, and wanted to try them out before making the purchase. I got to do that at CHA and they ended up being my first purchase when I was there! If you have unmounted stamps without cling mount foam already on them (just plain rubber sheets), you wouldn't need to bother attaching the cling mount and cutting them out! These Rock A Blocks allow you to attach the plain rubber right to the block and start stamping! (I was thrilled because I really hate cutting out that stuff!!) The images stamp beautifully. Anyhow, if it matters at all, I highly recommend this awesome set of blocks!! Next is this card using THS Birthday Cupcake image and some digital paper soon to be released by Asley Bowen, owner and designer of Treehouse Stamps. I stamped the cupcake onto the Treehouse digital DP and some coordinating Rose Red paper. Mounted it onto an Olive Green panel that was punched using Fiskars Lace and Lattice Border & Corner Punch (also a purchase from CHA last weekend.) The sentiment that I stamped around the border is by Woodware USA, Clear Magic Stamps (also from CHA). The set is called Jane's Script. This choice of colors was inspired by today's Inspiration Challenge over on SCS. The wonderful website chosen for our inspiration today was "Espe". I went with the Stella Mini Pink Bag although I loved so many of the items on that site!! The punch I used by Fiskars creates a continuous borders around a corner so easily! As long as you start with CS that is "whole" inches (i.e., 5x3, or 4x2 or 6x4, etc.), you can punch a perfect border around the perimeter. The one-inch increments that you need to move your paper are notched on the punch base so it makes it easy to align the border as you punch, your papers set into the notches to hold the CS edge in place for perfect punching. Its such a smart tool design! These were going for $12.00 at CHA! I wish I had picked up more styles!! Next is my card for the Treehouse Blog Challenge #34! The Treehouse has a challenge every Thursday! Join in the challenge and grab the new "Treehouse Stamps Thursday Challenge" badge for your own Blog! Post your creation using Mr. Linky on the THS Blog! This week's THS Challenge on the Treehouse Blog is to create a card using flowers and a butterfly. Be sure to use keyword THS034 when uploading to on-line galleries! The images I used this week are from the Simple Wishes set. I stamped the large daisy using the rock and roll technique and wrapped the garden with some brown paper ribbon. The butterflies are Martha Steward punch and matching stamp. Also, this week over on the Treehouse Blog, Kelly Hampton is the Spotlight Team Member for this week. Please stop by to meet her and see what's up over in the Treehouse!! OK, just a couple more ... hang in there with me friends!! My Doubledog Dare cards: Over on SCS in the Challenges Forum you can find all the Doubledog Dare Challenges! This card is for the challenge from Post #59, hosted by Bev (aka Beestamper) ! The challenge is to make a NON-Challenge card, a card that isn't for any challenge whatsoever!! EEEK!!! And the twist is that you have to actually mail it to someone... someone who isn't expecting a card, and you must send it as anonymous. I thought I would send a card that could be used as a Valentine, so I used this cute American Art Stamp called "Heart Balloons" that I've coveted for so long! I found it at CHA (yes, my bags were overflowing!!). My sister Judy gave me the cute felt hearts (that are adhesive-backed, how cool!) and I just added some bling to make them pop. The card base is a plain notecard from a set I found at a garage sale. I just attached my Nesti shapes to the front of it and stamped on the circle. So my card is finally done, it's addressed and on it's way to "Someone" tomorrow!! How fun!! (Thanks Bev!!) The last card this evening is the DDC for this week that was issued by Anne Harmon (aka Stamping in Red) . The details about this challenge are found on Post #62 of the Doubledog Dare Challenges. Anne wanted a card with a frame. So here ya go...the frame I used on this card is Sizzix die called "Windows, Sunshine". I don't think I've ever used it on a card and I've had it for years!! The window is lined with S.E.I "Lovebirds" DP that I picked up at CHA! The whole 12x12 pack was half price!! Yep!! What a deal!! It's a gorgeous pack of paper that comes with coordinating stickers! The sentiment is by Woodware USA, Clear Magic Stamps. The set is called Jane's Script. I also used the Fiskars border punch, an EK Success branch punch, a SU Jumbo Eyelette and a SU Sizzix Embossing Folder. Whew...that was one long blog!! Thanks so much for making it to the end with me!!


Cara said...

Hi, Anne! You've been a busy gal! These cards are GORGEOUS!! Such pretty ribbon on the first card. Thanks for joining us at DCRU!!

Carol said...

Hi Anne...WOW lots of fun and inspiration going on here at your blog. You have been in a flurry of creating!! All your cards are phenomenal!!! So pretty. What pretty embellishments and color on the Midnight Madness Sketch Card. Simply wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness this week. We love visiting and seeing your creations.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow these are all amazing TFS!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Gorgeous cards, Anne!! I love the ribbon & button on the first card!! Thanks for playing along with us at DCRU and TPE!!
Sheri~DCRU DT and TPE DT

Phyllis said...

Anne~ A charming card. I love those little girls and haven't used the ones I bought over six months ago myself. You think I have too many stamps and toooooo much stuff???? NAW!! I love hearing about the new products coming out and will be looking for those blocks!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Gwen said...

Anne all of your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the heads up on the blocks...


LORi said...

These are all absolutely fabulous...I love them and love that you played along with The Pink Elephant and Die Cuts R Us!!

Big hugs - LORi

Priscilla said...

What a wonderful post you have here.. so much info and good stuff to take in. Your sketch card for the Midnight Madness is just fantastic. Ilove how the polka dots match the flowers..I all works really well together and your take on the sketch rocks :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week..stay tuned for both sketches for this weeks post.. You can get a sneak peek at the the fancy one by clicking on the sneak peek button on the Midnight Madness side bar ;) Have fun :)
MMSC Hostess

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Holy cow girl!! Are you catching up for last time or what?! You sure have been busy!! Your take on the MMSC is gorgeous! I adore your image, coloring and all the details!! I am always inspired by your creations!

Did you see my email about winning the $15 gift certificate to ODBD for the brown and punches challenge?


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Anne - you have been so busy, what a treat for us. Well done with all of your cards, they are all lovely...your MMSC one is just adorale. I love the image and the way you have used the sketch - just darling! Your colouring is faulous Anne! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we would love to see you again next week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Wow! Now that is a beautiful collection of cards! I especially love the cupcake card and the last card with the frame. But all are so lovely! TFS!

Joan Ervin said...

Mercy sakes, have been a stampin machine!!!! I just love all your are sooo talented!!!! I love all the goodies you bought at CHA...I am just kicking myself that I didn't get any punches....darn!!!! Way to go getting all the DDC challenges done, too...I am still behind with 2 of them...maybe I can get caught up tomorrow!!! hugs

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