Wednesday, February 10, 2010


PM  to my DD Kim, you are not seeing what you think you are seeing...I have followed your request and I have not posted a post!

I have two cards posted today so be sure to scroll down to see the different challenges I am entering them in! Thanks!

The first card is for Magical Monday - Flight of the Fuschia. The challenge was set by my good friend Patti J. In case you don't know, we both live just outside the city limits of Farmington, except she lives on the south side and I live on the north side. Patti asked us to use the free digi from Nina May, Flight of the Fuschia (hurry if you want this freebie, it will be gone by Monday!).

She also wanted our cards to include "Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy, Encouragement, etc. I also offer a little twist - if you have them, include flourishes and/or pearls on your card!"

I am also entering this at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Challenge # 69 to use a monochromatic color scheme.

This is the front of my card:

And this is the inside of my card...
(thanks KL for noticing I finished the inside but remember you don't see this!)
The next card is for several challenges. It is an easel card and the first tissue flower I have ever made! I 'dyed' the white Christmas glitter tissue paper with SU! Regal Rose, let it dry, and then fan folded it to make 8 layers. Using my handy dandy cuttlebug, I used the blossom die cut in 3 sizes, stacked flower layers, poked a hole in the middle and put in the brad. Be sure to wrinkle and crinkle the tissue paper to get it to fluff up. Directions can be found

The challenges I am entering this in are:
1. Everybody-Art-Challenge: valentine
My Time to Craft Challenge: Hearts and Kisses
3. Die Cuts R Us - Love
4. Die Cut Dreams - Have a Heart
5. Ooh-La-La Creations - Love
6. The Pink Elephant - Mushy Gushy Valentine
7. Tuesday Taggers - Love is all around
8. Colour Q - Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
9. Moxie Fab World, Tuesday Trigger - You’ve been pinked
10. Charisma Cardz - I Love You
11. Raise the Bar - Heart to Heart
12. ABC Challenge - N is for New (new technique, tissue flower)
13. Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Decorative Border
14. Other Lovelies - Thoughtful Thursday, Sweet
15. Mojo Monday - sketch
16. Stamp with Fun - heart
17. Stampin' for the Weekend - Valentine Theme
18. C.R. A. F. T. Challenge - Love/Valentine
19. Simon Says - all you need is Love
20. Pixie Cottage - Love Theme
21. Flutter by Wednesday - Wings of Love!
22. A Spoonful of Sugar - Recipe: 1 Pattern Paper, 1 Button, 1 Ribbon, 1 Embossed
That's all for now, off to the kitchen to get some 'real' work done. LOL


Mel X said...

Both fabulous cards. Love the image and papers on both. Thanks for joining us this week on the Secret Crafter.

Mel X

Katie said...

Two great cards!
I love the tissue paper flower, I may have to give that a try :)
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!

Eiglas said...

Lovely card!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards! Glad you could play along with us at OLL. Hope to see you again. Hugs xx

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Sam- beautiful embossing on the green card and the easel card is gorgeous as well!!!! Thanks for joining us at DCRU this week!!!!

Sammye Jo

Liz said...

Really nice card so sorry I have not been around just been really busy and blogger has been a pain
Cheers Liz x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the rumpled flower!! Thank you so much for playing with us at DCRU and TPE this week!!
Sheri~DCRU DT and TPE DT

Susie Sugar said...

Great Pink Love card thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Gwen said...

Sam all of your cards are lovely but that last easel card is gorgeous. Your flower reminds me of a wild rose, so delicate and feminine. Perfect for our LOVE Challenge at DCRU.


Wendi said...

Fabulous cards your flight of the fuschia is gorgeous especially that ribbon slider
Thank you so much for playing along with Ooh La la this week hope we see you again

sugar n spice said...

Beautiful card, the flower is just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week, we hope you will join us in our next challenge, good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Nancy said...

Gorgeous creations!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

Suzanne said...

Holy crow! That's a bunch of challenges! Excellent work. Both cards are beautiful. I especially like the dp on the first card. Thanks for playing along with thoughtful thursdays on other-lovelies!

Patti J said...

I sure am glad you decided not to post today! lol... Your cards are beautiful Sally! There is no way I could choose a favorite dear friend! Thanks for joining in the challenge at TMITA/PCC this week, and I really can't WAIT to see what you do next week! Hope you've been enjoying the snow days! You have definitely cranked out a couple of masterpieces today! Hugs!!!

Danni said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Cara said...

Wow, pretty cards. Love your easel card and that handmade flower. Thanks for sharing your "love" with DCRU!!

Stacey Schafer said...

great cards! love the scalloped tissue flower!

Kim said...

Well this is your DD here and I'm so glad that I did [not] come to your blog today to see that you had [not] posted two beautiful creations on my birthday!!! What a wonderful [un]present and I hope I don't see anymore cards from you...I mean it mother, just stop it! :) hehe!

All kidding aside they are both really gorgeous creations! I love your monochromatic scheme using Nina's image this week and that pp is perfect!! And that flower card is spectacular!! And I think I see a build a brad for the center! YEAH! Thanks for [not] posting on your second snow day and I hope [not] to see more!

aloha, KL

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your colorQ card. The flower is FAB!

Alex said...

Great paper at the first card and on the second I like the flower very much!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Lana said...

Beautiful creations and thanks for joining the pixies
Lana x

Nilla said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them both! I thank you for playing with as at SWF and TMITA/PCC this week! Hugs Nilla

Mummylade said...

Fabulous flower on that card. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW and DCD challenges this time and good luck.

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Great Cards, Really beautiful :)

Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar.


Patti said...

Both cards are over the top gorgeous! I love the ribbon on flight of the fuchsia!Thanks so much for playing along with us at TMITA/PCC!

~*Joni said...

Oh I love how you used the hearts to create the base of the easel! This is such a sweet card, homemade flowers are so pretty as the focal point. Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar and DCRU this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Both creations are awesome! Great job of covering challenges!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we do hope you'll join us again next challenge!!

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card Sam, good luck with all your challenges, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Karen said...

Lovely! as is the green one, Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Christine said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

PatR said...

Fabulous creation and thanks for joining TT this week.
Pat x

Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous creation

Thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week

Clarky J said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for joining in with our Love theme this week at Tuesday Taggers x Janet

Cassie said...

both of these are fabulous!
the first is elegant and beautiful and the second is so pretty and shabby! love it! thanks for fluttering this week!

craftieodamae said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at TMITA/PCC this week and I hope to see you next week too! Hugs,Olga

Trudi said...

Card cards Sam! I love the flower on your valentine card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE!

Ann said...

Both beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining in the SCSC and ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Lesley said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Helen said...

Lovely cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge & SCSC!
Helen x

Lelia said...

Wonderful job on your cards! Love these! Thanks for playing at Flutter By Wednesday!


crafty amy said...

Wow these are 2 gorgous cards I love the big flowers and embossing on the 2nd one :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Gorgeous card, i love the pretty handmade flower its beautiful. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week and good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Kristie said...

Beautiful cards! The tissue flower is very cool. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday this week!

Tammy said...

Wow..both cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good luck!

dstandard said...

Beautiful cards!

Amber said...

Wowzers! Beautiful cards! The greens you used in the first card are sooooo elegant! And I love the flower on your second card! Terrific job!

Anne said...

A beautiful ccard with gorgeous detials! I love the flower =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

CreaRenata said...

Both cards look beautiful. Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

Cath said...

Hey Sally! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Brandi said...

Wonderful cards! They are both so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Jodi said...

What a gorgeous card you have made!! Love this!! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
Jodi =)

Gunn (Merete) said...

OMG, these card are so wonderful. I love the colors on both. Great use of the bird and the rose it fab.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-D