Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two for One Color Challenge ~ CCMC497, SIP137, TTTC034, SUO194

Hello there stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary Challenge 497 - a color challenge.  This is such a fun combo, don't you think?
I added a couple of other challenges in the mix to help me along with my designer card--
For Stamp Ink Paper Tic Tac Toe Challenge #137 I chose to use Sequins, Flowers and Embossing.  For Tic Tac Toe Challenge 34 I used Die Cut, Emboss, and Floral. 

 I'm also playing along with SU Only Challenge 194 which challenges us to CASE something out of the current catalogs.  I chose to case the box from the Foil Frenzy Suite on the bottom left hand side of page 76 in the big catalog. I turned mine into a card, of course!
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle

I also made this card using the CCMC Color Challenge and the SUO challenge.  I used the water-colored image on page 16 as my CASE inspiration.
Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!  I hope to see you playing along with our latest CCMC!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Coffee Cafe Love ~ HSS284, PP380, FF0001

Hey there stampers! Today's card is my design leader card for Hand Stamped Sentiments 284 Sketch Challenge.  I used The Paper Players Color Challenge 380 and and brand new challenge blog called Festive fact this is their very first challenge!  I'm so happy to play along!
I chose to go with Coffee Cafe to make my fun Valentine's Day card.  I used some retired Quilted Christmas DSP as the background for the yummy cup of coffee.  Even though this was intended for Christmas I love how it can be incorporated into a Valentine's Card easily!  Red gingham is classic!  
I also incorporated lots of hearts in different sizes and textures.  I think it's pleasing to the eye.  A little bit of paper doily adds some charm.  I popped the heart sentiment and the beans up on dimensionals as well as the gingham square.

Come play along with us at HSS.  This sketch is so versatile and I'm excited to see everyone's creations!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe
Ink: Crumb Cake, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Quilted Christmas DSP
Accessories: heart EF, Red bakers twine, Coffee Cups Framelits, White EP, paper doily

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wooden Petal Palette ~ CCMC496

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create With Connie and Mary sketch Challenge #496.  I love the simplicity of this sketch.  I felt like playing around with the Wood Textures DSP and the little bird from Petal Palette.  I just love coloring with my Stampin' Blend markers!  I used the Crumb Cake dark and light, plus Bronze.  I think the colors really look good with the wood paper.  I jazzed things up with some foliage die cuts and leaf punch in black.  The white background is embossed with Pinewood Planks Dynamic Texture folder.  I topped everything off with a few black sequins and a couple rhinestones in the center of the flowers. 

I hope you'll be able to join us this week!  Share your creation on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sponge Blended Happy Birthday ~ CCMC495

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for the newest Create with Connie and Mary color challenge.  
I thought these colors would blend together beautifully, so that's the idea I went with. I sponged Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry together on a scrap of white cardstock and then used the Happy Birthday thinlit die and cut out this awesome sentiment.  I paired it up with Black and white to help the colors pop.
I stamped the rose bunch from Petal Palette on the background panel.  

I added a bit more color by adding some iridescent sequins, some Calypso Coral ribbon and mini sequin trim.

Here's the inside of the card.  This sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Join us over at the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook Page!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

For You Tulips ~ HSS281

Hello Stampers! 
Today's card features the newest color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Purple and red!  Very Valentine-ish I guess!  
I like the look of a red tulip, so that's the direction I went in.  I stamped the back part of the tulip in Real Red and the foreground part in Cherry Cobbler.  I stamped stamped the Cherry Cobbler part again on a separate piece of scrap and fussy cut them out and then popped them up.  
I added the little coneflowers in Perfect Plum.  
I thought this would be nice if I made it vintage, so I pulled out an old stamp set called French Foliage.  I stamped a few of the images around the edges with Crumb Cake ink and then sponged and distressed the edges.   

For the ribbon I took a length of Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, spritzed it with water, crinkled it up in my hand and then dried it with my heat tool.  I tied it around the bottom in a bow.  I like the way this adds to the vintage feel.  The main panel is layered on some Perfect Plum cardstock and backed by a Cherry Cobbler base that has been embossed with the quilt top EF.
Come play along with us at HSS!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

No Stamping Lovely ~ CCMC484

Hello stampers!  I'm coming to you again with a new sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary! 
My card this week has absolutely NO STAMPING!  It actually came together pretty quick, except for the fussy cutting. :)
I bought the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP pack for these two patterns!  I love this big, bold dot and the watercolored looking peachy flowers with blue sprigs here and there.  I think these colors are so complimentary.  I haven't really had the chance or the right project to use these papers....until now.  
I thought these pretty blossoms would make the perfect match to the dots in the sketch.  
I added a loop of mini black sequin trim to each flower to add an extra bit of interest, as well as a bigger black sequin and rhinestone to each flower center.

Join us by sharing your card on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: none
Paper: Whole Lot Of Lovely, Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: none
Accessories: Lovely Words thinlits, mine sequin trim, metallic sequins, rhinestones, Calypso Coral ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gorgeous Happy Birthday ~ CCMC492, SIP133

Hi stampers!  Today's card is a product of the newest Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #492.  This is a really nice color combo.  All I could think of was flowers when I looked at these colors, so that's where I went.  I used Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge #133 to help me out too.  

I stamped the flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Memento Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then colored them in with my Calypso Coral, Old Olive and the Light Night of Navy Stampin' Blends.  I like the look achieved when using the Blends on Crumb Cake cardstock.  The colors are a bit more subtle.  
The DSP is from Merry Little Christmas.  I'm trying to use up my stack and not be such a hoarder.  I'm glad the patterns aren't necessarily just for Christmas.  This one in particular feels springy to me!

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Night of Navy Stampin' Blends markers
Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Calypso Coral ribbon, Decorative Ribbon border punch, pearls

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happiness ♥ Coffee ♥ Friend ~ HSS281, MTS211

Hello stampers!  We've got a new inspiration challenge for you at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  This one is all about hearts.  I don't really have any good Valentines stamps...none that inspired me I chose to use the colors in the upper left hand picture.  I went with my Coffee Cafe set and used Match the Sketch Challenge #211.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Distressed Dots
Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Versa Mark
Paper: White, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Linen Thread, White EP, Circle Thinlits

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lots of (Yellow) Lavender ~ CCMC492

Hello Stampers!  Another week has passed and it's time for a Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge!  As you can see I flipped the sketch on it's side.
I went with a new set from the Sale-a-bration catalog called Lots of Lavender.  I stamped the bouquet in Memento ink and colored it with Stampin' Blends markers.  I know the flowers are supposed to be lavender, but purple isn't my favorite color to work with.  I think the Daffodil Delight Blends markers are such a nice color, so I went with that.  I love it paired with a red ribbon.  I also thought the black and white sided paper from Merry Little Christmas DSP would compliment the stamp nicely.   

I hope you all can play along with us!  Just upload your card to the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Beautiful Peacock Friend ~ CCMC491, TGIFC140

Hello stampers and welcome to another color challenge for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge site!  Isn't this a wonderfully rich combination?  At first I was not a fan of these colors but as I started to brainstorm about them I decided that they might fit nicely with the new Beautiful Peacock set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  I think I was right!  I started out by inking the bottom half of the tail feathers in Peekaboo Peach and then the top half in Berry Burst.  I took a sponge dauber, dipped it in the Berry Burst ink and then blended the colors together on the stamp.  I gave it a good huff before I stamped it on my cardstock.  I did the same thing with the swirly tail feathers.  I stamped the body in Bermuda Bay.  
I CASE'd designer Tami Hewlett's card from TGIF Challenges 140 to help me with my card.  I turned my card vertical but kept the same sketch.

For the background I used some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  I tied in the gold by added three little gold faceted gems.
I actually love the way this card came out!  I really thought I would struggle with these colors, but this came together fairly quick!
I hope you'll find time to play along with us!  Just add your card to the CCMC Facebook page!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Beautiful Peacock
Paper: Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, White, Fabulous Foil Designer acetate
Ink: Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Gold Faceted Gems, White Bakers Twine, Layered Leaves Dynamic Folder

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Pink Roses and a Blue Bird ~ HSS280, SSC169

Hello stampers!  I've had a chance to play with new goodies again for Hand Stamped Sentiments' first challenge of the year!  This challenge is a neat sketch!  I chose to go with the color scheme for Sunday Stamps Challenge to help me out!  I love these colors together and that sweet little blue bird is just the cutest!  
I've been having so much fun using my Stampin' Blends to color these images.  The sky's the limit with them!  

I hope you have time in the next two weeks to play along with us at HSS!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Petal Palette
Ink: Stampin' Blends markers in Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, and Crumb Cake, Memento Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy, Something Borrowed DSP, White
Accessories: Petal and More Thinlits, Layered Leaves EF, Glitter Enamel Dots