Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lovely Christmas ~ Merry Monday & Stampin Royalty

Good morning stampers!  This unconventional Christmas card is for Merry Monday 121 & Stampin' Royalty 241.  Merry Monday called for using pinecones, greens, and plaid ribbon.  Stampin' Royalty is a glitter challenge. 
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I started by inking the trees from Lovely As A Tree at the bottom of the card in Midnight Muse ink, then I stamped the ink off once before I stamped on my white cardstock.  Next, I sponged Blushing Bride down the middle of the card, came in with some Soft Sky next, then Pool Party and finally just a little bit of Marina Mist around the edges.  I stamped the new Ornamental Pine evergreen image in Midnight Muse and then added the fussy cut pine cones from the same set.  I stamped off one time with Midnight Muse and then sponged them with some Pool Party.  
 Using my glue pen, I dotted some snowflakes and then covered them with Dazzling Diamonds.  I also glittered around the bottoms of the trees to mimic snow.  
Lastly, I added the sentiment from Come To Bethlehem (retired) on a sponged banner-cut piece, and a little bow from some ancient pink gingham ribbon that I have had forever and ever.  
The inspiration for this card came from a Vintage Christmas card that I spotted over on Pinterest.  I love that site!!!!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Come to Bethlehem, Lovely As A Tree
Ink: Blushing Bride, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Marina Mist
Paper: Pool Party, White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Pink Gingham ribbon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lullaby Coffee ~ SSSC231

I made this card for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 231.

Karen always comes up with such great sketches.  I had fun creating this with the Lullaby DSP.  The coffee cup just screams for paper piecing, and it's so easy to piece!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: The Perfect Blend, Petite Petals
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, White, and Lullaby DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Decorative Dots & Arrows EF, Petite Petals punch, In color sequins, dimentsionals, Oval framelits

Thanks for taking a peek!

August Paper Crafters Sampler ~ Back to School

The August issue of Paper Crafters Sampler is now available!  This month's theme is Back To School...I know around my household we are not ready for summer to end, but I guess it must.  :(

The PCS team has put together a great group of projects for you to enjoy!  Lots of 3-D items this time.  

Here's a sneak peek of my project.....

Hop on over to the PCS site and check out the sneak peeks from all the'll be full of inspiration!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Vanessa's Flamingo ~ FMS147 & CMCC31

I made this card for a good friend of mine who was having a birthday.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 147 & Colour Me 31.
For the color challenge we could choose from two color combos....I chose to go with the pink and yellow, obviously because of  the flamingo.  I added black in there as a neutral.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Flamingo Lingo
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Hello Honey, Basic Black
Paper: Black, Strawberry Slush, Hello Honey, Strawberry Slush DSP & Flower Pot DSP
Accessories: Petals a plenty EF, Petite Petals punch, Scalloped dotted ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Bitty Banners die, In Color sequins & In Color button

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Card For Danny ~ CTD301 & JAI223

Little Danny Nickerson is battling brain cancer.  He is about to turn 6years old.  His wish for his birthday was to receive lots of cards.  I made this for him and will be mailing it off today.  Here's a link to the news story about Danny....maybe you could mail him a card too!  His address is:
Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

I used a couple different challenges to create this card.  The color challenge from Color Throwdown 301 and the sketch from Just Add Ink 223.

Since Danny is only turning 6, I wanted to use a fun, animal image.  I stamped on DSP and used the paper piecing technique, plus popped some of the images and sentiment up to add some fun.  I'm sure he'll love each and every card he receives.  I'm sure his family would appreciate prayers too!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Life in the Forest, Hardwood, So Happy For You
Ink: Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, White, Crumb Cake; Moonlight, Fresh Prints, & Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: Circle Thinlets die, sponge

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Casual Colored Flower Shop ~ CQC250 & SSSC227

I stamped the flowers in Stazon ink and then colored them in randomly with my regular markers.  After I punched them out with the Pansy Punch, I curled the petals down to give them dimension.  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Flower Shop, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stazon Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Paper: White, Black, Calypso Coral, Day and Night DSP
Accessories: Glimmer brads, Decorative Label punch, Pansy punch, Decorative Dots EF

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Puffed Blended Bloom ~ FMS145

I made this card for Freshly Made Sketches 145.
Don't you just LOVE Pinterest???!!!  I sure do!  Especially when it makes it so easy to find and share cards and new (or new to me) stamping techniques.  This card uses a puffed up technique that doesn't really have a name, I guess.  I found this fun little tutorial by Deb Valder on YouTube via Pinterest.  You outline your image with a stylus and then glue a little bit of cotton ball to the back of the image.  When you glue your image to your card you get a raised or puffed up effect.  It's something new and neat to try!  

I tried to taking some photos to showcase the technique, but I think it's hard to see.

This one might be a little better.
Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Blended Bloom
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Bella Bloom & Fresh Prints DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana & Daffodil Delight Blendabilites markers
Accessories: Sequin trim, Hello Honey and Coastal Cabana ribbon, Sweet Stitches Designer button, Bermuda Bay bakers twine, Windows framelits

Thanks for taking a peek!