Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rustic Sympathy ~ Seize the Sketch 23 & CCMC308

Hello everyone!  Today's post combines Seize the Sketch Challenge 23 & Create With Connie and Mary 308.

I tweaked my colors somewhat and used Hello Honey instead of Crushed Curry.  I colored in the {Bloom With Hope} flower and leaves with the new Blendabilites markers.  I used the Cherry Cobbler set and Old Olive, as well as Daffodil Delight for the center of the flower.  I held the flower up to a piece of  Real Red cardstock and it goes perfectly!  My picture seems to be photographing on the pink side.  I assure you that the flower really is red!  I stamped and colored the flower twice and cut one a bit smaller than the other.  I rolled up the edges and layered them together.  I love the way this looks....so 3-D!  
The markers are so easy to color with....they blend so smoothly and are effortless to use!  I have to be honest and say that I wasn't really interested in them when I first saw them, but figured I'd better try some out in case any of my customers inquired.  I wondered really how different could they be from the regular markers.  They are drastically different! Well, now I'm hooked!  
Now lets talk about the {Bloom With Hope} set.  From the moment I saw it I knew it had to be mine.  What a great set with so many different kinds of beautiful flowers!  I love they way they look a little doodled.  The sympathy saying that goes along with it is wonderful and the font is gorgeous.  I know I'll be turning to this set time and time again! 
 Combining {Bloom with Hope} and {Hardwood} makes it look a little rustic.  I like that.  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Bloom with Hope, Hardwood
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive Blendabilities markers, Soft Suede, Black Memento
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, White
Accessories: Hello Honey ribbon, Corner Rounder punch, Paper Doily, gold brads, Oval die

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Nautical and Nice ~ Card Concept #12 & The Challenge #9

Today's card come to you by way of The Card Concept #12, which used a nautical theme, and The Challenge #9 sketch.
I had so much fun mixing patterns and prints here.  My original inspiration was a clean and simple picture, and that was my intention...to do a clean and simple card...but I guess it's just not me!  This is what I ended up with and I would guess it's clean and layering (according to The Card Concept). 
I just got my Kinda Eclectic stamp set in the mail and was anxious to use it.  I thought the sun/starburst image would look kinda neat behind the anchor, and I think I was right.  I like it!  And, the polka dot image is sure to be a favorite of mine.  I think it looks fabulous combined with the chevron image from Work of Art.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Banner Blast, The Open Sea, Work of Art
Ink: Hello Honey, Real Red, Midnight Muse
Paper: White, Real Red, Midnight Muse DSP, Moonlight DSP pack
Accessories: Banner punch, Baked Brown Sugar bakers twine, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Large Polka Dot EF

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Can't Thank You Enough ~ CQC245

This card is for Colour Q Challenge 245 using Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point and White.
I needed to make a stack of thank you cards for a friend and this was one of the cards I came up with.  I also used the sketch from Saturday Sketchbook 122.  I missed the deadline for uploading to that site tho....shoot!  Oh well, I like the way this turned out and it was easy to mass produce!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Work Of Art, Gorgeous Grunge, Chalk Talk
Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point
Paper: White, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit
Accessories:  Itty Bitty punch pack, Honeycomb EF, Calypso Coral bakers twine, rhinestone, dimensionals

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, June 13, 2014

June Paper Crafters Sampler

Our June Sampler is dedicated to all those lovely couples tying the knot.  "Betrothed" offers beautiful hand-stamped card ideas for the wedding couple, creative tablescapes and a special bridal tea ensemble.

Here's a sneak peek of my project....

Check out the Paper Crafters Sampler blog to see some of the other fabulous projects!