Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bright Birthday Botanicals ~ CCMC395, WWYS52, WWC58, SR318

Hello stampers!  Thursday means another Create With Connie and Mary Challenge and what a fabulous sketch we have for you this week! There are lots and lots of possibilities here and I must say that my fellow designers have outdone themselves again!  Make sure you hop over the CCMC395 and check them out! 
My card also include What Will You Stamp #52 using Botanical Blooms and Watercooler Wednesday #56 Anything Goes.  I also incorporated Stampin' Royalty's Sparkle and Shine challenge #318.

Do you find card inspiration in all kinds of things?  This card...the colors and flowers...came from a Bath and Body Works lotion bottle!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Party Pants
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Cherry On Top DSP, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Gold foil, White
Accessories: Botanical Builder framelits, Circle Card thinlits, Arrows EF, White EP, Designer Buttons

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Honeycomb Cone ~ HSS232

Hey!  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today we've got another Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge for you...a sketch!  Remember, HSS challenges run for two weeks, so you've got lots of time to participate....or even enter more than once if you'd like!

I use the cute set {Honeycomb Happiness} from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I just love the fun images in this set.  I also used a few of the fun printed papers from Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I took my color from the paper and pretty much let the prints do all the work!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Cascading Just For You ~ CCMC394

It's Thursday and time for Create with Connie and Mary again!  This weeks challenge is a bright, springy color challenge of Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. 
I'm also adding my card to the Anything Goes Challenge #181 at Addicted to Stamps and More.

I've been trying to use some of the Sale-a-bration products before they retire.  I really love this big, bold sentiment from {Botanical For You}.  I decided to take the three different sized flowers and coordinate them with the three colors in a cascading effect.  After I stamped all the flowers, I stamped a few more on a scrap of white and fussy cut them out, folded the petals out and added a rhinestone to each center.  I figured this would be a nice way to add texture and dimension to an otherwise flat looking card.  I also embossed the sentiment with black EP.

I hope you'll find some time to play along with us over at Create with Connie and Mary!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Red Rose Vine ~ CCMC393

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's time for another fabulous Create With Connie and Mary Challenge.  It's sketch week.....

I was a little stumped by this sketch at first.  I've never been a huge fan of repeated patterns like this.  
I perused my stamps to give me some inspiration and voila!  The rose vine from {Floral Wing}!  Perfect!  Each vine has four little roses on it which fit the sketch just right.  
I decided to go with red roses since we are close to Valentine's Day.  

After I stamped the roses I went over each one with Crystal Effects to make them stand out even more.  It's hard to see in the photos.  
Instead of a greeting I chose to put a butterfly fluttering down on the vines.  I cut out a butterfly using my Bold Butterfly framelits and Botanical Gardens Specialty vellum.  I perched him on the vines, but he didn't seem like enough, so I added in a red butterfly from {Kinda Eclectic} and topped it off with the small butterfly from {Butterfly Basics}.  I used a little strip of pearls for the butterfly body.

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Floral Wings, Butterfly Basics, Kinda Eclectic, Hardwood
Ink: Smokey Slate, Real Red, Mossy Meadow
Paper: White, Sahara Sand, Botanical Gardens Specialty vellum
Accessories: Linen Thread, pearls, Elegant Butterfly punch 

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rose Wonder Stained Glass Sympathy ~ HSS231 & CTS158

Hey everyone!  It's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge!  We've got a color combo for you this go around.  These are some perfect colors for Valentine's Day, but unfortunately I needed a sympathy card, so that's what I put mine to use for.  
I also used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #158.  


I've seen this rose done like this a few times now and wanted to try it out for myself.  I love the stained glass look and it's kinda fun to put the pieces back into place like a puzzle!  
I know the sympathy sentiment doesn't match the sketch, but I felt like it needed it.  
Also, the background paper is from a super old pack called Sweet and Sour.  It's shiny embossed and adds a bit of extra texture.  

I decorated the inside as well.  I really like this new Rose Wonder set for sympathy cards.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you'll play along with us at HSS Challenge #231!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

You are the Sprinkles! ~ CCMC392 & PP280

Happy Thursday stampers!  It's time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It's color week and we've got a soft, sweet combo of Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Crumb Cake.  Rose Red is one of those neglected colors for me.  I just don't seem to use it very fact usually only when I have too!  Don't get me wrong.  It's a beautiful shade of pink.  I usually tend to gravitate towards the brighter pink of Melon Mambo or the softer shades of Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride first.  
The Paper Players had a tic-tac-toe challenge going on this week and you know I can't resist a tic-tac-toe!  I just love the concept of this challenge.  I used Die cuts, Pink, and Girly.  

So, when I looked at these colors I automatically thought of sweet and what could be sweeter than a cupcake?!?!  I stamped the cupcake top in Rose Red and shaded it in with some Blushing Bride.  The cupcake wrapper is Crumb Cake, of course.  I wanted to have a striped background and first tried my hand at making my own by sponging some crumb cake on Crumb Cake.  It just didn't work out, so I turned to my DSP stash.  The Crumb Cake stripped piece is from the Go Wild paper stack.  
I set the cupcake on some diecut Blushing Bride and Blushing Bride Glimmer circles and layered them onto a paper doily, tying in the girly aspect.  The heart and sequins are girly as well....and pink!  

I hope to see some of your creations in the Create with Connie and Mary gallery!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!