Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lovely Christmas ~ Merry Monday & Stampin Royalty

Good morning stampers!  This unconventional Christmas card is for Merry Monday 121 & Stampin' Royalty 241.  Merry Monday called for using pinecones, greens, and plaid ribbon.  Stampin' Royalty is a glitter challenge. 
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I started by inking the trees from Lovely As A Tree at the bottom of the card in Midnight Muse ink, then I stamped the ink off once before I stamped on my white cardstock.  Next, I sponged Blushing Bride down the middle of the card, came in with some Soft Sky next, then Pool Party and finally just a little bit of Marina Mist around the edges.  I stamped the new Ornamental Pine evergreen image in Midnight Muse and then added the fussy cut pine cones from the same set.  I stamped off one time with Midnight Muse and then sponged them with some Pool Party.  
 Using my glue pen, I dotted some snowflakes and then covered them with Dazzling Diamonds.  I also glittered around the bottoms of the trees to mimic snow.  
Lastly, I added the sentiment from Come To Bethlehem (retired) on a sponged banner-cut piece, and a little bow from some ancient pink gingham ribbon that I have had forever and ever.  
The inspiration for this card came from a Vintage Christmas card that I spotted over on Pinterest.  I love that site!!!!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Come to Bethlehem, Lovely As A Tree
Ink: Blushing Bride, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Marina Mist
Paper: Pool Party, White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Pink Gingham ribbon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lullaby Coffee ~ SSSC231

I made this card for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 231.

Karen always comes up with such great sketches.  I had fun creating this with the Lullaby DSP.  The coffee cup just screams for paper piecing, and it's so easy to piece!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: The Perfect Blend, Petite Petals
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, White, and Lullaby DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Decorative Dots & Arrows EF, Petite Petals punch, In color sequins, dimentsionals, Oval framelits

Thanks for taking a peek!

August Paper Crafters Sampler ~ Back to School

The August issue of Paper Crafters Sampler is now available!  This month's theme is Back To School...I know around my household we are not ready for summer to end, but I guess it must.  :(

The PCS team has put together a great group of projects for you to enjoy!  Lots of 3-D items this time.  

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

Hop on over to the PCS site and check out the sneak peeks from all the'll be full of inspiration!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Vanessa's Flamingo ~ FMS147 & CMCC31

I made this card for a good friend of mine who was having a birthday.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 147 & Colour Me 31.
For the color challenge we could choose from two color combos....I chose to go with the pink and yellow, obviously because of  the flamingo.  I added black in there as a neutral.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Flamingo Lingo
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Hello Honey, Basic Black
Paper: Black, Strawberry Slush, Hello Honey, Strawberry Slush DSP & Flower Pot DSP
Accessories: Petals a plenty EF, Petite Petals punch, Scalloped dotted ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Bitty Banners die, In Color sequins & In Color button

Thanks for taking a peek!