Friday, May 25, 2012

Graduation Time

It's graduation time, so it's the perfect time
for a Congratulation card!!!

That's exactly what we are doing over at
this week.

Go check out what the other
bartenders have done, then make sure
to play along with us!!

Here is my card - these were made with some local
school colors!

Now it's your turn - have fun!!!

Card details:
Stamps:  SU Say it With Scallops
Paper:  White, Red, Black
Ink:  Versafine black
Misc:  Twine, nesties, SU embossing folder

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Father's Day Challenge at Paper and Such

It's challenge time over at

Now that Mother's Day is over and
we are quickly approaching June....
it's time to think about Father's Day!

We decided to challenge you to make a
Father's Day card

Have fun with this one!

my card -

There is a huge 25% off sale in the store now...
go check it out!

Remember.....the winner of the challenge
gets -

Card details:
Paper: Ripe Avocado, black, White MME dp
Ink: Versafine and Memento black
Misc: Nesties, twine
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Anniversary Challenges at Paper and Such

It's time for the anniversary challenges over at

My challenge for you is to make a
masculine card - one for the boys!

I decided to use Bucky for my card -

Hope you had a great weekend!
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Better Late Than Never, Right?

This card is for the challenge over at
(I'm a bit late posting this)

Our challenge is to make a military card - since
the 19th was Armed Forces Day

Of course the bartenders have
made exquisite cards for you to check out -

I went with a nice, clean and crisp - blank card
which I'll be able to send to my son while he
is in boot camp at Parris Island.
He leaves on Father's Day.

I do believe the next few weeks/months will be
bittersweet for our family.  Our oldest turns 18 on
May 23rd, graduates from High School on June 7th,
and leaves for boot camp on June 17th.

We are so very very proud of him for the 
young man that he has become and the choice
that he has made to serve in the
United States Marine Corps.

I spent this weekend looking at pictures of him since
he was born...quite an overwhelming experience.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Raise the Bar

I don't know about all of you, but I'm SO
glad it's Friday!  It's been an exhausting week, and
I'm ready for a bit of R&R!!!

The challenge this week over at Raise the Bar
is to make a Mother's Day card - easy enough, right?

I decided to pull out my poor lonely Verve stamps.
I've not inked them up in such a long time.

here is my card -

I just love simple cards like this, I can whip them up
in a couple of minutes!  Sometimes it's nice to be able to
do that!  Be sure to check out what the other
bartenders have done -

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Card details:
Stamps: Verve
Paper: All PTI, red, white, dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: nesties, twine, pearls

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blog Hop and Release Time

It's that time of the month again....
time for a new release over at

You should have arrived here from 

I made this card with the Strawberries set, which
will retail for $12

I've been seeing so many cards made with the cutouts
like this one, so I decided to give it a try.  This is also a 5x7 card -
which I never make!!!  I used glossy accents on the 
strawberry...looks way cool in real life!

Remember to comment on as many blogs as you can to 
increase your chances of winning both sets!

Next stop is

If you get lost along the way....head back to
for the full hop list

Card details:
Stamps: Strawberries from Paper and Such
Paper: Red, White, Vintage white
Ink: Memento black
Misc: ribbon, nesties, glossy accents
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flowers Challenge's May!  2012 seems to be flying by,
doesn't it!?  I bought some flowers over the weekend to
plant by the pool and for the planters on the porch!
I tend to buy the same flowers every year, but not this year.
I went to a local home and garden center and found some
way cool flowers!!  I got black petunias and some buttery 
yellow ones!  Can you imagine black petunias???  They are
so awesome, and different!  I also found some
marigolds in a lemon color!

They all look absolutely gorgeous together!  I'll
attach a pic at the end of my post for your viewing pleasure!

The challenge over at Paper and Such this week is
to make a card/project with flowers on it!
You can handle that one, right??

my card -

Card details:
Stamps: Daisies from Paper and Such, Sentiment is from Deer Dad from Paper and Such
Paper: white, black, MME dp
Ink: Memento and Veresafine black
Misc: ribbon, nesties

Here is a pic of my planter with the black petunias
and lemon marigolds ~

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Raise the Bar

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another challenge at

This's time to use some letters!   They can be in your paper, or you can stamp them.  Whatever, just use the letters.

The DT has some great stuff for you to check out -

my card -

I really wanted to keep this card on the CAS side, as well as keeping it masculine...I think I've succeeded!

Card details:
Paper: kraft, black, white, MME dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: nesties, dimensionals

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