Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Blushing Congrats ~ CMCC70

Good Wednesday morning everyone!  Today's challenge comes by way of Colour Me!  We have a monochromatic challenge this week....Crisp Cantaloupe.  Now, apparently I neglected to read the color challenge and only went by sight...I thought it was Blushing Bride, so that's the color I used.  Oops!  I'm happy with the results anyway!

I thought this color would look pretty all done up in pink, pearls, flowers and vellum...oh yeah, and a little lace!  
Make sure you check out the amazing work for the others on the DT!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Your Perfect Day
Ink: versamark
Paper: Blushing Bride, Something Borrowed DSP, White
Accessories: Bitty punch pack, pearls, White EP, Scallop Border punch, Sahara Sand lace trim, Blushing Bride cotton ribbon 
Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Friday Mashup + Me! FM207

Happy Friday everyone!  I am delighted to announce that I've been chosen to be one of May's guest designers by some awesome ladies over at The Friday Mashup!  I'm elated to get to work along side this wonderfully talented group.
Our challenge this week calls for you to use the sketch or use a retiring/retired/forgotten set....or do the mashup and combine both!

I used my {Flamingo Lingo} which I've loved since the first day I laid eyes on it way back last year!  This fun set just begs to be colored up in brights.  I also used a retired punch, Build a Blossom, to make the leaves on the palm tree.  I cut little notches out of each leaf to form the palms.  
The other fun element to this card is that it's a shaker.  These are just a blast to make and so fun to receive!

Flamingo Lingo was the set that Stampin' Up had chosen last year as the Ronald McDonald House donation set.  What a wonderful get to buy cool, fun products and do a good deed at the same time.  As much as I'm going to miss this flamingo set, I did get a sneak peek at the new catalog today and the new Ronald McDonald House set.  Wow, is it ever cute!  It's got loads of versatility and It's definitely going straight to the top of my wish list!  I can't wait to get my hands on it and share projects with you!  It makes me giddy with excitement just thinking about it!

Thanks again to the gals over at The Friday Mashup for letting my hang out for the month!  

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Let's Celebrate! ~ CCMC353

Happy Thursday people!  Today brings another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a fabulous sketch for you to play with this week.  

 I used my {Celebrate Today} set.  What a tremendously fun stamp set! I love it all done up in these bright colors.

I added some Dazzling Details to the polka dots for a little sparkle.  FUN!
Be sure to scope out the creations from the rest of the CCMC design team....they are amazing!!!!

Here's a list of my supplies:
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Ink: Versamark, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, White
Accessories: White twine, White EP, Large Polka Dot & Tiny Triangles EF, Balloon Framelit die 
Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rusty Good Thoughts ~ CMCC69

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!  We've got a FUN challenge for you this week over at Colour Me.  There's two color combinations to choose from!  You get to pick team Tara, which is Hello Honey, So Saffron and Cajun Craze, or Team Hayley, Cherry Cobbler, Rose Red, and Coastal Cabana.  What a kick this is gonna be!  I can't wait to see which team everyone chooses.
I'm on team Tara, obviously.  I chose to go in a simple direction.  The color combo, combined with the flowers and font sort of send off a late seventies/early eighties vibe.  It takes me back to my childhood.  We had a couch and loveseat that had a floral pattern in these colors.  Does anyone else remember this point in time when everything was rust and yellow?  

Don't forget to take a gander at the other ladies creations...they are wonderful, and so different!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Too Kind
Ink: Hello Honey, So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Memento Black
Paper: White, Hello Honey, So Saffron, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Bronze Button, Gold bakers twine, Best Year Ever ribbon, pearls

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Whitewashed Bloom with Hope ~ CCMC352

It's Create with Connie and Mary's Thursday Challenge #352! This week's challenge is a soft a pretty color combination....Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, and Basic Grey.

  First, I did the whitewash technique on the flowers for my main image.  I colored the flower head with my Soft Sky marker and blended it with my blender pen.  I colored the stems with my Wasabi marker.  
I used my brayer on the Beautifully Baroque background.  I inked half the bayer in Soft Sky and the other half in Wild Wasabi and brayered right up the middle of the cardstock (after it was embossed).  The Soft Sky seam binding ribbon, pearls and little peek of doily all work together to make the card look delicate.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Bloom with Hope
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, White Craft
Paper: Smokey Slate, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Sky seam binding ribbon, pearls, Beautifully Baroque EF, White EP, Doily, Brayer

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

You Did It Star ~ CMCC68 & SSSC265

Good Wednesday morning!  It's Colour Me time once again!  This week is a bright and cheerful color combination.  Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Lost Lagoon.  I cannot wait to see the idea that everyone comes up with!  
I also used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch 265

I used a couple different techniques to achieve my card.  First, for the acrylic block watercolor, I stamped some of the challenge inks directly onto my clear block.  I then held it at arms length and lightly misted it with a spray bottle filled with water.  I stamped the block directly onto Whisper White cardstock.  The look is a nice watercolored effect.  I used that piece to cut out the star. 

 The other technique I used was the Bouncing Brayer (the Crushed Curry layer).  I had recently seen this technique used on this card by Claire Broadwater.  I thought it was kinda cool and something I'd never tried before.  

Like I said at the beginning of the blog post....I'm so excited to see what everyone creates!  
Make sure you check out the DT blogs to gain inspiration!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Bravo, Celebrate Today
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Night Of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, Star die, Lucky Stars EF, Dazzling Details

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet Zoo Babies ~ CCMC351 & SSC99

Hello!  Today is Create With Connie and Mary's Thursday Challenge and it's sketch week.  We have a very unique one for you this week.  I hope you'll find some time to play along!
This sketch was not only challenging for me, but very fun!  I enjoyed getting my creative juices flowing and pushing myself!  
I also used the color combination from Sunday Stamps 99.  

I used the Irrisistably Yours DSP for my side panel and tried to mimic the textures from each animal....stripes for the zebra, dots for the giraffe, and scales for the alligator.  Fun!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Zoo Babies, Nuts About You
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette
Paper: same as ink +white, Irresistibly Yours DSP
Accessories: Heart Confetti punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Balloon Framelit

Thanks for taking a peek!