Monday, April 20, 2009

Challenge Cards

Here is my card for the 1st week of the
Scripture Chalenge. The assignment was to
look up scripture using the word FAITH
and then design a card using the
word or attribute. I used Stampabilities
scripture stamp "Walk by Faith" and
Stampin' Up's Bella Birds Designer Papers
along with the butterfly from SU stamp set
"Dreams du Jour."
It's Mojo Monday!
I love the sketches that have each monday morning
and I always look forward to seeing
what that come up with for the challenge.
Below is my version for the challenge card.
I used the Stampin' Up Designer Papers
Bella Birds, one of my favorite, and the
stamp set "Thoughts & Prayers". The
butterfly came from the set "Natural Beauty".

Friday, April 17, 2009

Summer By The Sea and Beautiful Beach

This is one of my favorite cards and stamp sets. I was
sad when Summer By the Sea was retired a few years ago.

I love the colors in this card. Cool Caribbean, an In Color,
is still a favorite, even though it has been retired.
I used white embossing on the shells.
The stamp set is another of retired SU sets,
Beautiful Beach.

Spring cards

The cards below were made using retired Stampin' Up
sets. I can't remember the names of them but I thought
you might enjoy seeing some spring cards.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Above is the sketch for the OCC challenge this week
and below is my card. I used Bella Birds Designer
Series Papers and the Le Jardin Botanique set
from Stampin' Up.

Mojo Monday Challenge 82

I used my favorite SU Designer Paper called Bella Rose
and use it every chance I get. The stamp set is called
Nice & Easy Notes, the set is now retired.

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge No.123

Here is the card I made for the Diva challenge.
I used the retired SU set Nice and Easy Notes.

Class Projects April 16th

This week I'm using the Eight Great Greetings set
and Delicate Dots Designer Series Papers.
We will be making four simple all occasion cards
with a one sheet designer paper holder.

I designed these cards to use up some of my left over scrap card stock and patterned papers.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Class Projects - April 9th

Here are the cards we will be making this week at
my workshop. I used the Refuge and Strength
stamp set by Stampin' Up with the saying from
Easter Beauty on a few of them.

Almost Amethyst, White and Tea Party Designer
Series Papers.
Pink Pirouette, Chocolate chip, White and
Bella Birds Designer Paper

Bashful Blue and White embossed using the
The Big Shot

Close To Coco, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, White
with Delicate Dots Designer Series Papers.

Retired 08 In-Color, Groovy Guava, Close to Coco, White and Patterned Designer Papers in Groovy Guava.

Monday, April 6, 2009

OCC Challenge

This weeks challenge on Our Creative Corner was to
make an Easter card. I couldn't decide which one
I liked best so here are two that I made.Refuge & Strength
A Good Egg

Easter Cards

Here are a few Easter cards that I've made, I hope
you like them. I used the Refuge and Strength Set.

I used the A Good Egg set to make these cards.

March Demo Down-line Challenge

At our Demo down-line meeting, Karla, who is my up-line,
taught us how to do marbling on vellum. Our challenge was to
design a card using that technique and bring it back the
following month. Here is my card. I used the ink colors of
Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange and Pixie Pink for the
marbling process. My card stock is Barley Banana,
Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. I pulled out a retired
set, Time Well Spent to use on the card.
When I took my card to the meeting, I found out that Iva
was using the same set to teach her project that day and
she was usingsome of the same colors. It's true what they say,
"Great minds thing alike!"

April Demo Down-line Meeting

This month's meeting was a blast! It seems that
we were all thinking along the same lines and brought
the same stamp sets to the workshop LOL!
Ameldia used the Morning Soft SU set to teach
her card making skills. My sample is below.

Karla, my up-line, used the same set as our challenge card
for next month. We're to design a card using the crayon resist
technique. Below is the card I made with her, I'll post my
design for the challenge later. I have to make one first LOL!

Iva used the Time Well Spent set for her teaching demo
and you guessed it, below is the card I made with her.
I had chosen this stamp set to use for last months challenge.
Great minds think alike :o)

Barbara was the only original thinker in the bunch, she demoed

the Many Mower set, I used the golfer in the set on my card.

We always eat at our demo meetings and

Ameldia brought a dish called Copper Pennies.

We all loved it and I thought I would share it with you.

Below is the recipe.


Copper Pennies

(Marinated Carrots)

5 Cups Carrots - Sliced and cooked (2 Lb bag)

1 Onion -chopped

1 Green Pepper - Chopped

1 Can Tomato Soup

1 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Pepper

1/3 Cup Vinegar

1Tsp. Mustard

1 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 Cup Sugar

Mix ingredients together. Refrigerate overnight. (Keeps at least 2 weeks in refrigerator)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge #80 and Our Creative Corner

The sketch for this weeks challenge.
Here is my card. I combined two challenges, the sketch from Mojo Monday and
the color pallet from Our Creative Corner.
How do you like it?I used Bashful Blue, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy
and Whisper White card stock and inks. The printed paper is
from thePatterns Pack Designer Series Paper 2 from Hostess
Level 1 and the stamp set is from Hostess Level 2
"Rustic Rooster". If you love the Rooster set as much as I do,
you'll be glad to know that with as little as $300 in sales,
you can have the set as your very own!
Contact me for the details.
Just leave me your e-mail addy in the comment box.
Frankie :o)

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge #121

Above is the sketch for this weeks Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge
Below is the card I made using the "Le Jardin Botanique"
stamp set, Delicate Dots Designer Paper, So Saffron ribbon
and card stock along with Certainly Celery card stock and Black ink.

Class Projects - April 2, 2009

I used the Easter Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up and the
Tea Party Designer Series Papers.