Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fresh Yippee-Skippee ~ CCMC283

This card is for the latest Create With Connie and Mary sketch challenge. 
It's pretty simple and I keep looking at it thinking, what else can I add.  I'm really a more is more kind of girl.  It will be totally suitable for a kid's birthday anyway.  I used a couple supplies from the new Occasions Catalog.  The printed paper is from a fun new paper stack called Fresh Prints.  Sometimes I have a hard time remember the names of the paper packs, but this one will stick with me because of a play on words.  Remember the show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with Will Smith?  I heard a silly little joke not too long ago and it went like this....how do you find Will Smith in the snow?  Check out the fresh prints....hahahaha!  You're welcome.  I bet you'll never forget the name of this little paper pack either!
Anyway the Fresh Prints paper stack is chock full of bright and bold prints.  Super fun! 
 I'm trying out a new way to put my card supply information in my blog.  I don't know if I'll keep it....it's just a trial. 

Supplies for this card

Stamps: Yippee Skippee

Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP, White

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Stars Die #2, Neutrals button, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, Dotted Scallop border punch
 You can order any of these supplies HERE

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, December 30, 2013

You & Me ~ FMS117


I love pink, black and white together.  It makes such a striking combination, don't you think?  I added a little gold in the form of the NEW sequin trim from the spring catalog.  Isn't it cool? 
The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches
The Ampersand embossing folder is also a new item from the spring book, and also soooo cool!  After I embossed it I rubbed it with a little gold metallic encore ink to tie into the gold sequins. The encore pads are being carried over from the holiday catalog to the spring....Oh, happy day! 
The You/Me stamp is an oldie from a hostess set called Best Yet.  The stamp really says "to you from me".  I just inked up the "you" and "me" with my black marker and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place it on the ampersand.
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Best Yet
Paper: Black, Vanilla, Strawberry Slush, Modern Medley DSP
Ink: Black, metallic gold
Accessories: Ampersand EF, Gold Sequin trim
You can order most of these supplies HERE.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fusion Deer

Not only did I have time to stamp today, I also had the inspiration to get something done!  After the holidays I crashed for a few days.  I spent one whole day doing absolutely nothing but watch one movie after another.  It was wonderful!  I did some stamping for classes and others before the holidays, but didn't get any of the cards photographed before I gave them away.....hence my absence from blogging. 
I was browsing around the internet for challenges today and found that Fusion Challenge is still up from a couple of weeks ago. 
I loved the inspiration photo so much and wanted to do something with the deer stamp. 
 I love this stamp soooo much!  I've made many cards with it so far, and my favorite technique is to use heat and stick powder and glitter.  I love this image with some sparkle!  Since Christmas is over, I wanted to go into a masculine birthday sort of direction.  I know that glitter isn't very masculine, but I just can't help myself.  It just look so cool!
The Natural Chevron ribbon is a new product from the Spring Catalog.  It's pretty neat!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Remembering Christmas, Chalk Talk, Layered Labels
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Red grosgrain ribbon, Natural trim, Natural Chevron ribbon, Heat and Stick powder, Red glitter, Linen thread, 1 3/8" circle punch, Wood Grain EF, Apothecary Art die, Sponge
You can purchase most of these supplies HERE.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December Paper Crafters Sampler


Winters frigid days have crept in while our attentions were focused on the gift-giving holiday.  Soon our surroundings will be transformed from brightly-colored holiday lights to neutral colors of the winter season.
Our December issue celebrates beautifully muted colors of the season.   The bases of the projects are inspired by woody bark and snow-covered, leaf-less trees.  Insert a splash of color from the winter cardinal, glistening snowflakes or sparkling icicles and you have a “Naturally Winter” issue.
Here is a sneak peek of my card
Here's what some of the other sample look like...what a talented group of ladies!
You can purchase the sampler HERE.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Navy & Gold Poinsetita ~ CCCM280

Today's card is for Create With Connie and Mary.  The color challenge this week was to use Gold and Night of Navy. 
 I had this gold, sparkly poinsettia laying on my desk waiting to be used, so when the challenge came up, I knew it would be perfect to use.  Coming up with a layout proved to be more of a challenge for me.  I also had a chance to use up some old, old DSP.  It was in a little paper stack that I got 5 or more years ago.
I just love the Frosted Finishes embellishments....all you have to do is pop one on your project and it adds sparkle and shine.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Fusion

This card is for Fusion Challenge.  It was closed down and because of all the feedback, the administrators decided to open it back up!  They are also searching for designers. 
  I was totally enamored with the inspiration picture and sketch this time. 
I started with the Christmas tree single stamp and a Framelit die cutout I had laying around my scrap pile and built up my card from there. 
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Single Christmas Tree
Paper: White, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Winter Lodge DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, White Craft
Accessories: White EP, Modern Label punch, Frosted Finishes, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, Burlap ribbon, Natural Trim, Northern Flurry EF, Baked Brown Sugar ruffled ribbon
Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Colorful Santa ~ MOJO322, JAI194, & CTD271

Good Morning stampers!  We are inching closer and closer to Christmas....I've been working on cards here and there, but have not had a chance to sit down and participate in many challenges for about a week now.  Finally, I found time to  make this little gem, which incorporates the sketch from Mojo Monday, Santa from Just Add Ink, and the colors from Color Throwdown.  
JAI 194
I've never really been interested in any sort of Santa stuff until I saw some projects made with this Santa stamp.  He's the first Santa I've owned!  I've sure had fun creating with him....most of it has been CAS's.  There are a lot of people out there with some great ideas and I'm sure grateful that they share! 
Here's a list of supplies I used....
Stamps: Santa's List
Paper: Black, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals DSP, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Labels Framelits die, Cherry seam binding ribbon, Blender pen, Frosted Finishes embellishment, glitter glue, Pretty Print EF
You can order most of these supplies here!
Thanks for taking a peek!