Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tropical Leaf Wreath ~ CCMC519, SUO204

Hello stampers!  Here's a brand new color challenge for you from Create with Connie and Mary using brand new colors!  
These colors come right out of the Tropical Escape DSP pack.  
I, of course, was more than happy to use my new set {Tropical Chic} on yet another card!  I knew the moment I saw this suite in the catalog that I would NEED it!  I absolutely love the colors--they are just so happy!
To create my tropical leaf wreath I used a Stamparatus wreath builder technique shown here.
If you have a Stamparatus you should give it a try.  It's so fun! 

I adding my card to SUO Challenge #204 Designers Choice.  The challenge is to use you new favorite items.  As I stated above, Tropical Chic is a definite favorite of mine and I love, love, love the Stamparatus as well!

Here's a list of my supplies...
Stamps: Tropical Chic, Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride
Paper: White, Blushing Bride, Tropical Escape DSp
Accessories: Stamparatus, Blushing Bride cotton ribbon, pearlized thread, artisian pearls, Layering circles framelits, Tropical thinlits

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tropical Chic Flamingo ~ HSS294, JUGS449, JAI417

Hello stampers!  We are back with a brand new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  It's an Inspiration Challenge this time and the chosen theme is flamingos!  I just love this!  I was inspired by the flamingos, of course, and the colors in the bottom right picture.  
I'm also playing along with Just Us Girls #449--Watercolor Background and Just Add Ink #417--Just Add "T".  My "T" is tropical!

I combined a couple of stamp sets here--the always awesome Fabulous Flamingo and the wonderful new Tropical Chic.  I'm loving the variety of leaves and the matching dies that this set coordinates with!  I think the card possibilities could be endless using this set!
I chose to only use the solid image from Fabulous Flamingo as I wanted to keep my flamingo "silhouetted".  
I did a watercolor wash on the background and did some spattering as well.  
a few sequins and some old Coastal Cabana ribbon (which I still have from when Coastal Cabana was an In-Color) finished off my card.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo, Tropical Chic
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Watercolor
Accessories: Petal Burst EF, Tropical Thinlits dies, Iridescent sequins, Coastal Cabana ruffled ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Welcome Little Girl Giraffe ~ CCMC518, WWYS176, ATC140, AYSI179

Hello stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary is back this week with a fabulous sketch challenge! As you can see I rotated the sketch on it's side. I couldn't resist using the long-necked giraffe from Animal Outing for my design team card this week and imagine my delight when I saw that What Will You Stamp #176 challenged us to make a card with the Animal Outing set!  Perfect!  I love to combine challenges so I also used Addicted to CAS #140 BABY, and the color combo from As You See It #179.

Here's a list of my supplies...
Stamps: Animal Outing
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Daffodil Delight Blends markers, Crumb Cake Blends markers
Accessories: Animal Friends thinlits dies, Decorative Ribbon border punch, Simple Stripes EF

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mango Blueberry Butterfly ~ CCMC517, WWYS175, TSOT371

Hello stampers!  We've got a brand spankin' new color challenge for you to play along with over at Create with Connie and Mary this week!  Our three colors are new ones from the color revamp in the 2018-19 catalog and they are Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, and Mango Melody.  
I must say that when I saw Mango Melody in the catalog I didn't think I'd like it and couldn't see myself using it much at all, but it has grown on me!  I especially like it watercolored like on my butterfly.  It provides some nice, intense color.  
By contrast I knew I'd like Blueberry Bushel right off the bat and that opinion stuck!  
So, for my design team card this week I decided to use What Will You Stamp's #175 Beautiful Day challenge and also the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I went with a double diagonal fun fold to mimic the sketch.  It's such a fun way to open a card and kind of a surprise for the recipient!  
I'm so pleased with the way this one turned out!

Try Stampin' on Tuesday also had an optional element of texture and I think I've got plenty of that going on here!  One texture I used is the Tufted dynamic embossing folder.  This was another item out of the new catalog that I knew I would love and use a lot.  I think it's so pretty!

here's a list of my supplies.....
stamps: Beautiful Day
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody, Stazon Black
Paper: Gray Granite, Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody, Whisper White, Watercolor
Accessories: Lovely Floral and Tufted dynamic embossing folders, Pearlized Doilies, Polka dot tulle ribbon

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Birthday Daisies ~ HSS293, SSC182

Hello stampers!  We have a new color challenge for you over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  To help me in making my design team card I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps 182.
I decided to go literal with the sketch and use my Delightful Daisies set.  I stamped two daisies for each flower, using Tuxedo Black memento ink, but stamping off once so the ink wasn't so black.  It stamped more like a dark gray, which goes with the color challenge much better.  I colored the daisies with my Daffodil Delight blends markers and punch them out with the Daisy punch.  

For the background, I sponged Pool Party ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then stamped it with the Hardwood background stamp inked in Smokey Slate.  I like the country feel.  I was wishing I had the Smokey Slate gingham ribbon to continue the country feel, but I don't, so I went with an older striped grosgrain ribbon instead for a little bit of embellishment.

I hope you'll join us over at HSS for this fun color challenge and remember as always our challenges last for two weeks!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Tropical Chic Case ~ CCMC516

Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's last catalog case for June.  It sure has been fun having a month of card casing!  We'll go back to alternating color and sketch challenges in July.  
I couldn't wait to try out the new set called Tropical Chic.  I just love the cooridianating DSP called Tropical Escape.  The patterns and colors are so luscious!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Love Never Gives Up ~ CCMC515

Hello stampers!  It's our third Create with Connie and Mary challenge of June already....can you believe it???  Wow, where did June go?  We are continuing with our case the catalog them and this week our case comes from page 52.  
I chose to go with the very pretty paper from Share What You Love DSP.  This paper pack has so many beautiful patterns with a wide variety of colors.  I thought these papers coordinated nicely.  
My sentiment comes from the Waterfront set.  I'm giving this away as an anniversary card.  
I was also able to sneak in some new ribbons.  The Rich Razzleberry  velvet ribbon is so rich and luxurious feeling and the Mesh Polka Dot is so fresh and fun.  

Here's a list of my supplies...
Stamps: Waterfront
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Black, Share What You Love DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: circle punches, basic rhinestones, Mesh Polka Dot ribbon, Velvet Ribbon, Tufted EF

I hope you'll be able to join us for this week's challenge!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!