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 camp...in 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

Thanks for taking a peek!

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 saying...it 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 paper....it'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.

Make sure to check out my fellow Colour Me designers blogs!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Barnyard Baby Sheep ~ CQC295

I needed a baby girl card and my shipment of new stuff showed up just in time!  I couldn't wait to get the new set {Barnyard Babies} out and play with it!  Colour Q's challenge colors this week happen to be a favorite color combo of mine and they work pretty well for a little girl card, so all worked out well!  

I just love this cute little image and can't wait to play with some of the others too!  

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Happy Birthday Ice Cream! ~ CCMC359

Happy Thursday!  Another Create With Connie and Mary challenge is upon us and this week it's a sketch.  

This is a spankin' new stamp set for the 2015-16 catalog called {Sprinkles of Life}.  It's got soooo many possibilites!  Trees, cupcakes, ice cream cones, and clouds!  And, it has a coordinating punch!  How awesome is that!  I know it will be super popular and it happens to be the Ronald McDonald House stamp, which makes it even better!

I started out with this ultra-fun DSP from Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  The colors and patterns here remind me of some clothes I had when I was a kid growing up back in the early 80's  I couldn't resist pairing the stripes and hearts together!  I paper pieced the ice cream cone from the same stack too!  

Make sure you check out the rest of the designers' creations over at the CCMC blog!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

You're My Anchor ~ CMCC75

Hello, or should I say Ahoy!  LOL!  It's Wednesday and time for another new Colour Me challenge.  This weeks colors are Night of Navy and Real Red.  

I just couldn't resist going nautical.  I wanted to incorporate the old wood look, so I stamped my hardwood stamp with Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and then cut each plank out individually.  I distressed the ends of each plank and sponged them.  After I adhered them out on a scrap piece of paper, I ran it through my big shot using a square framelit to cut out a center window.  
Them I used some sandpaper and sanded the planks to make them look even more distressed.  

I kept everything else fairly simple as far as the stamping goes.  The type in the background is from an old set called {Daring Adventure}.  The anchor is from {The Open Sea}.  I wish I had a sentiment to go with it, like the one from a new set called {Guy Greetings}....I may just need to purchase that set!  
I made this a shaker card to give it a little something extra.  I put clear seed beads in the shaker...they are sorta hard to see in the photo.  
Lastly, I added some red bakers twine for a small accent.

Make sure you hop over and check out the creations made by my fellow Colour Me designers!  They are fab!!!!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello Penguin ~ CCMC358 & CASEing the Catty

Hello!  It's Thursday and that mean another great Create With Connie and Mary Challenge!  This week we've got an outstanding color combo for you.....

I was browsing around Pinterest to find something to give me inspiration and I came across my very favorite animal in the world....the penguin.  Aha!!!!  This was a match made in heaven for me!  I combined a little watercolor and markers with blender pen to create this little guy from {Zoo Review}.  I even used a little Lost Lagoon on his flippers.  
I realized after I had created my card that I used Crushed Curry instead of Hello Honey....but it's close!
Another part of the inspiration came from CASEing the Catty.  This week is casing anything from the brand new catalog.  
I chose to case the {Wetlands} goose card on page 117 .
I liked the catawampus, bold black striped background paper.  

I added a banner cluster in the top corner of the card and a little hello from the new hostess set {Silhouettes & Script}.

Be sure and check out all the other fab designers from the CCMC team!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bright White ~ CMCC74 & PP247

Hey stampers!  It's time for another Colour Me monochromatic challenge!  White on white! 
I also used The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge, which I ALWAYS love to play along with!  I used Die-cut, embossing and sequins (only my sequins are rhinestones). 
The key to a white on white card is lots of texture and layers.  I started out by spraying a piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP with shimmer spray.  I added a white embossed cut out from {Everything Eleanore}, and circle that has white organdy woven ribbon behind it and then a white embossed vellum flower from {Flower Shop}.  I added a small white punched flower to the center of the vellum flower and finished it off with some rhinestones.

Here's a little better picture of the shimmery background.

Make sure you take a gander at all the other designers creations!

Thanks for taking a peek!