Sunday, July 22, 2012

My goodness, so many posts in a row...

...but I'm a last-minute Lucy, and that's what happens when you leave things to the last minute! I have some cards for the other categories of challenge over at Moxie Fab World  that are ending Monday July 23. I'm also trying to get eleventy billion things first, an Abby pic:

She is not too happy...we are headed to Halifax next weekend for the Pride Parade, and since no one around here seems to want to go in costume, I nominated Abby. I took a dozen pics of her wearing her little rainbow babushka, but this is the only one that isn't blurry with 'get it off!' motions. We'll keep practicing!

And now for the cards...first up, the HELLO challenge:

Supplies: stamps from Flourishes;
Palette Noir ink;
embossing folder from Cuttlebug;
Labels 4 Nesties;
black & pink cardstock from stash;
pink rhinestones;
coloured with Martha Stewart markers
The sentiment on this card is perfect for a "hello, friend - we haven't talked in a while, and I was thinking of you!" greeting. I had some messy fun swiping the ink pad over the embossed areas of the pink paper - and with only those three gems, it's still a light and flat enough card for a single stamp. Score!

And now I have a couple for the CONGRATULATIONS! Challenge:
Supplies: stamps from Paper Smooches (from Barb!);
Palette Noir ink; Salmon Adirondack ink (watercolouring);
label & paper from Basic Grey "Little Black Dress;"
standard small circle Nesties

Supplies: paper from Basic Grey "Plumeria;"
digital image from Mo Manning;
London Fog & Palette Noir ink;
watercoloured with reinkers;
sentiments from Hero Arts;
standard oval Nesties

Supplies: stamps from Paper Smooches;
Palette Noir ink;
label die from Sizzix;
gingham paper from stash;
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic;
googly eye from stash

The turtle is paper-pieced with two colours of cardstock, and his 'nails' coloured in with
a marker. The shell & nails are coated with Dimensional Magic using a toothpick. 
I love the variety of sentiments - and I love how flexible the sentiments are. The last two cards in particular could be for birthdays as well.

Time to run - the car is packed, the boys & dog are raring to go. Thanks for stopping by - so many times today :)


Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, you've got an impressive number of cards here on your posts! How do you do that?! These are great, Jessi! My fave here today is the cute shell-a-brate turtle!! So cute!!
Hugs, Wendy

Leslie Hanna said...

HA! Last-minute Lucy. I usually get to challenges a week after they expire. ;/

I love what you've done with the Paper Smooches stamps, especially the glossy turtle. :) I'm going to have to play with mine some more. Maybe a PS Week on the ole blog.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

awesome cards! I love the thumbs up and turtle cute. the inked embossing is beautiful!

have fun at the parade!!! :)

Lindsey said...

I'm very impressed with your inked embossed panel -- I have no luck with that. And all the other cards are total fun!

Annette Allen said...

awesome cards...Love that fun turtle..

Melissa Craig said...

Great line up of cards! I really love the turtle one, so cute. I love them all, but that one captured my heart.

Dana said...

Wonderful cards!! I love the pink flowers!! And that turtle is soooo cute!!

Debbie said...

All great cards, but I have to say I love the turtle!!!

yyam said...

Abby's cute! :)

You are in deep production mode...these are fabulous! ;)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! I'm always so impressed how you find the time to create so many beautiful cards! All wonderful! Hugs, Karin

Jen W. said...

LOL!! Love the look on Abby's face! That "I would like nothing more right now than to chomp you on the leg" look!

Love how you inked the embossing on the first card and your turtle has a better pedicure than I do!

Jingle said...

Great cards! The first one is so pretty and I love that adorable turtle!

Miriam Prantner said...

So many fun cards! LOVE the googly eye on the turtle and the little girl jumping is so cute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Abby doesn't look to happy...ha ha. Wow, you have been busy, Jessi! So many pretty cards. I love how versatile your designs are. Th

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking these up to the Congratulations Card Challenge in Stamp It! Cards Week for the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

lostinpaper said...

More FUN! My fave is that cute little turtle on the gingham, LoVe it!

Lyndal said...

This guy is sooooo cute - LOVE those painted nails - and CONGRATS on your Moxie Fab win of Annabelle Stamps :) :) :)

Marie said...

Holy cow, Jessi....this is one fantastic array of cards. This definately shows you are a multi talented card designer. Love each and every one!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks also for linking this up to the Hello Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Holy moly, what an awesome post! I really love the flower one with the dry embossing. It's beautiful. Of course I love the Paper Smooches ones, too, especially the Helping Hands! How sweet of Barb to send you stamps!!

~Tammy~ said...

More amazing projects!!! You have built quite a stash in a short amount of time!!!

Love the PS turtle! It's my favorite PS set I own!

Cheryl said...

Lady, you have been BUSY! What a great assortment of cards! But, I have to say, my fav is that sweet little turtle card. Not only is he in my favorite shade of green, he's just so sweet looking! Love the cute sentiment, too.

JJ Bolton said...

All great cards, but my fave is that turtle! Love the CAS-ness:) Perfect little gingham frame!! Just makes me smile:)

Darnell said...

What a wonderful display of creativity, Jessi! You know I especially love that turtle with her fancy shiny nails and shell!!