Thursday, July 2, 2015

How Now Brown Cow ~ CCMC362 & RS170

Helloooo!  It's Create With Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge time!  We've got a nice color combo for you this week.
I also used the Retro Sketches #170 sketch. 

I couldn't wait to use this fun, fun stamp from my new set {Barnyard Babies}.  Isn't this cow just cute!!!!  I thought she'd be perfect with the {Hardwood} stamp giving the barn type feel.  
There isn't anything really special about this's pretty straight forward.  I colored the cow with my blender pen, crumb cake ink pad, and crumb cake marker.  I used the Lost Lagoon color in the grass clumps and on the sprig in her mouth.  

Make sure you check out all the other designers creations....they are awesome as usual!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Barnyard Babies, hardwood
Ink: Real Red, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Stazon Black
Paper: same as ink
Accessories: Natural Chevron Ribbon, Lots of Dots EF

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Camper ~ FabFri67

Good Tuesday!  Well, today is my birthday but I made this card for my Sister-in-law whose birthday is three days from now.  We both love to fact our families are meeting up tomorrow for a big Fourth of July camping celebration down in Wyoming.  It should be a fun, fun time with family!
I used the color combo (for the most part) from Fab Friday 67.

We could use a couple of the colors or all of them.  Well, I used all of them except Mint Macaron.  I did, however, add in some Bermuda Bay in there to coordinate with the Cherry On Top DSP.  

This was my first card in a box.  They were all the rage about a year ago, but I never got around to making one.  My sister-in-law is a stamper too, so I wanted to make something for her that was just a little bit more special than a regular card.  I know she'll appreciate this!

Here's a list of my suppples.....
Stamps: You're Sublime, Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: white, Cherry On Top DSP, Watermelon Wonder, Window Sheet
Accessories: Large oval punch, Balloon Framelits, Rhinestone, tree builder punch

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mint & Gold Amazing Butterfly ~ CCMC361

Good Thursday Morning!  Today we have another fab sketch over at Create With Connie and Mary for you!  

My card for today came together from scraps that didn't work for other projects.  I just love it when that happens.  The Night of Navy and gold polka-dot background piece has been laying on my desk for a few weeks now.  I loved it and knew I'd find the right project for it at some point.  The polka-dot pattern is an long since retired background stamp called {Distressed Dots}.  There is a very similar NEW background stamp in the 2015-16 catalog called {Dots for Days}.  
Some of you may remember an inspiration photo that I had posted before and said I'd definitely be using it again, well here it is.....
Organic dot wallpaper in navy and gold || Juju Papers Wallpaper
I really fell in love with this look and couldn't wait to replicate it again!  I love the dark navy background with the gold polka-dots.  
So then, I had these Mint Macaroon and Tip Top Taupe butterflies laying around just begging to be put on a card.  Isn't the Night of Navy/Mint Macaroon a very attractive color combination?  I think it just might be my new favorite! 
I backed the Mint butterfly with a Gold Foil one cut with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.  Again, I'm so in love with this look!!!!  

For the horizontal strip, I used Mint Macaroon and stamped it with the honeycomb pattern stamp from {Butterfly Basics}.  I had seen a post from Tenealle Williams where she stamped an image several times to achieve a different kind of texture. 
By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Add Texture with Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set
 That was my inspiration of the Mint horizontal piece.  I stamped it a few different times to try and achieve some different texture.  
Lastly, I added some gold bakers twine and a gold embossed sentiment from another NEW set called {Cottage Greetings}.

Make sure you hop over to CCMC site and check out the other designers and their amazing work!  We love to hear from you!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Last Colour Me ~ CMCC77 & SSC104

Well, the time has come to say goodbye to my place as a designer at Colour Me Card Challenge.  I have immensely enjoyed my six-month run!  I also got to know a bunch of neat girls in my fellow creators over there.  I'm going to miss being a part of the team, but I know the new group will have some wondrous work work to share!  I will definitely keep participating in the challenges, too.
So, for our last challenge we have a playful color combination for you.....
Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, and Perfect Plum.  

I also used the sketch from Sunday Stamps Challenge 104.

I used an image from a spankin' new set called {You're Sublime}.  All the images in this set are just tooooo cute!  I thought I could work the challenge colors into this one and I'm super pleased with the way it turned out!
I used my blender pen and ink pads to add the color to the flowers and then I paper pieced the wheel barrow bin.  I scattered some sweet punched flowers with tiny pearl in the center and added some black and white bakers twine.  Oh, and let's not forget the fun embossed background!  That's a new folder called {elegant dots}.  

For just one more detail, I added some crystal effects to the flowers.  
Crystal Effects always looks so much better in real life and is pretty hard to photograph, but I can assure you that it totally took this card up notch!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: You're Sublime
Paper: Black, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, White, Fresh Prints DSP stack
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango, Smokey Slate, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Elegant Dots EF, Tiny flower punch, pearls, Black Bakers Twine

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

On My Mind ~ Fusion, JAI267, CTC35

Hey everyone!  I hope your having a great Saturday so far!  I have a fun card to share today...I just love this new set from the 2015-16 Catalog called {That Thing You Did}!  I especially love this just makes me laugh!  I actually made this card for my good friend who recently lost her dad and I wanted to do something to lighten her mood.  I think this did the trick!  I think you can't help but laugh at this saying!  
I combined a couple different challenges with this card.....
For the Fusion Challenge, I incorporated the inspiration photo colors and the turquoise butterfly, plus the sketch. 
 For Casing the Catty, this weeks challenge is to use the Thank You section of the new catalog as inspiration...I used the the card in the upper right-hand corner on page 13 as my inspiration.
Lastly, Just Add Ink calls us to just add typography.  I'd say this saying qualifies!
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Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Smokey Chocolate Indigo ~ CCMC360

Hello fellow creators!  It's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday!  This week we've got a dandy color combination for you.....

I started with the fabulous, new DSP from the neutral color collection.  I'm so in love with the script's simply the cat's meow!!!
I'm always a sucker for polkadots and there are plenty of those to go around, too!  I chose the Smokey Slate polkadots for my background.  
I punched a Note Tag from the Chocolate Chip script.  The Island Indigo piece is a chopped up Labels Framelit (retired).
I stamped a butterfly from {Kinda Eclectic}, punched it out and popped it up on a dimesional on the tag.  I then embossed the "love ya" from {Floral Wings} in silver and placed the banner cut piece over the butterfly.  I stapled on some Smokey Slate ribbon and sprinkled on some sequins and voila'!  Card done!

Make sure you check out the other awesome creations from my fellow designers at Create with Connie and Mary!
I hope you'll find time to join us this week!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Eclectic Flower Shop ~ CMCC76 & SSSC273

Good Wednesday everyone!  Colour Me has another swell challenge for us this week!  It's sure to get your creative juices flowing!  This week's colors are....Elegant Eggplant, Coastal Cabana, and Old Olive.  
I also used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 273.
As you know, purple always stumps me, but as usual, I turned to my beloved Pinterest and found some inspiration in the form of these flowers.....
8 Perfect Color Combinations for Your Wedding - Purple, Silver and Blue
I love the turquoise blue in the center and the purple on the tips, so that's what I tried to replicate.  I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and used my aqua painter to wash the colors on.   After they dried, I punched them out and curled the petals a little.  

The neutral hardwood background is one of the new in colors....Tip Top Taupe.  I also added some Tip Top Taupe lace ribbon and some crocheted ribbon.

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Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!