Friday, May 29, 2015

Vintage Watermelon Pleasant Poppies ~ FM211

Hello stampers!  This is my last Friday as a guest designer at the Friday Mashup.  What a wonderful group to be a part of!  I am so privileged to have gotten the opportunity to play along with these ladies!  This weeks challenge calls for us to mashup watercoloring with this sketch....

There's soooooo much potential with this sketch!  Soooooo many directions you can go in!  
My direction is vintage, which is one of my favorite styles.  I just love anything done with this {Postcard} stamp and am sorry to see it retire.  I've also been wanting to use my {Pleasant Poppies} again before they go out as well.  

I watercolored the poppies with one of the new In Colors for 2015-17, Watermelon Wonder.  I added in some Cajun Craze and then some Early Espresso for the middle of the poppies.  I also watercolored the background with another new color, Tip Top Taupe.  The basecard is the taupe and the second layer is Watermelon Wonder.  They are very pretty together.  

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

You Did It Grad! ~ CCMC357

Good Thursday Morning!  It's Create With Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge time!  This week we've got a neat sketch for you!

I needed yet another graduation card, so that's were I went with the sketch.  I made the main square a shaker and filled it with red glimmer paper confetti stars, clear seed beads and silver sequins.  The graduation cap is just a 1 1/4" square punch and punched hexagon.  The tassel is from the balloon framelits.....isn't it perfect?!?!  I also added a red glimmer paper banner cut from the balloon framelits as well.  
The black striped paper is from the new Neutrals paper's got such wonderful patterns and neutral colors.....including gold and silver!

The sentiment is from {Bravo}. 
The card also measures 5"x 5", so I made an envelope to go with it.  I love the coordinating envelope and they are so easy to make with the envelope punch board.  I also added a coordinating insert for the envelope that I cut with the envelope insert die. 
Make sure you hop on over to Create With Connie and Mary and check out the other awesome designers!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Little Birthday Cod! ~ CMCC73, PP246 & ATCAS64

Well, hellooooo!  It's time for another Colour Me challenge!  This week's challenge was just that for me....A CHALLENGE!  This was the second incarnation of my card.  I'm still not thrilled with it, but hey, you win some and you lose some.  That's the way the cookie crumbles!  
Anyway, our color combo this week is Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon, and Pumpkin Pie.  It was a tuff one for me because some of you may know that I don't really do purple very well....and we had TWO purples to play with....and orange....and blue.  Uff.  
I also used the sketch from The Paper Players 246.
I'm also entering in Addicted to CAS: Animal.

I just purchased this old, old stamp set from 2005 called {Polar Pals} from a friend who was selling all her stuff.  I bought it because I really liked the little penguin....penguins are my favorite!
I also loved the sentiment "I thought I'd send you a little birthday cod!".  I got to thinking that maybe I could play around and make this set work with these colors.

I made the little ice berg the penguin is standing on into a shaker filled with iridescent glitter.  I like that part. 

So, I can't wait to see what all you stampers come up with!!!!  
As always, make sure you stop by and check out my fellow CM challenge designers!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Pomp and Circumstance for SSSC270

I'm stopping in for a quickie I've got a very simple grad card to share.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 270.

I needed a quick card for and figured this sketch would be perfect.  I used bits and scraps on this one it when I can do that!  

The only thing I don't like about it is the gold brad....darn if I couldn't find my silver ones!!!!  I know I had a whole container full of them but my eye couldn't spot them.  I bet if I went into my scrap space right now and looked I'd find them....isn't that usually the way it works? :)
Oh well. 
I colored the grad cap with my blendabilites, even though they are no longer available.  I still like to use them when I can.

This is definitely not my favorite card, but it will do it's job!  

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Friday, May 22, 2015

New Floral Wings and Lace ~ FM210

Yay, It's Friday Mashup day!!!  This week the challenge is to use butterflies and lace.  My butterfly is from a spanking new hostess set from the 2015/16 catalog.  It's called {Floral Wings} and isn't it beautiful???  It definitely caught my eye right off the bat.  I wanted to combine it with some of the new In Colors (Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaroon, and Watermelon Wonder) because the In Color coordinating ribbon this year is pretty, pretty lace trim!  What a match made in heaven!!!!

This card also showcases some of the new neutrals designers series paper stack.  I just love the bold, black stripe.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stacked Blended Bloom ~ CCMC356

Hello!  It's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a neat color combo.....

While I think purple is a perfectly wonderful color, I always seem to have trouble crafting with it.  It's just not the first color I usually reach for.  That's why these challenges are good for me....they force me to step out of my comfort zone.  

I stamped a couple {Blended Blooms} on Soft Sky card stock and cut them full flower and then the more inner part of the other.  Then I stamped another Smokey Slate and cut out the center, then yet again I stamped another on Blackberry Bliss and punched out the very center.  I sprayed some Smooch Spritz onto a plastic lid, like a paint palette, and dipped my paint brush in it and painted some shimmer on the flower.  

Also showcased on this card is the new Neutrals paper stack.  I really love the new patterns there are this year....lots of fun ones, like this script.  
A little Smokey Slate ribbon and "enjoy" from the Treat Bag die set finish my card off.  

Be sure to pop by the other gals' blogs....there's tons of great inspiration!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lovely Pair ~ CMCC72

Hey!  It's Colour Me Wednesday!  This week we are using Bermuda Bay, So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz... have fun! 

My card shows off a sneak peek hostess stamp set from the new catalog....{Sihlouettes & Script}.  It's got a nice variety of fun images.  I thought this one went nicely with the color combo!

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