Thursday, October 18, 2018

Simple Joys Pink and Gray ~ CCMC532, CFC210

Hi there stampers!  Todays card comes by way of Create with Connie and Mary's freshest sketch challenge.  I also used the color combo from CAS-ual Fridays #210.
This card also combines several stamps and stamp sets.  When I first looked at the sketch I could think of nothing else but a shaker card, so that was my jumping off point.  I used a card base of Smokey Slate and stamped the birch bark stamp from Winter Woods inked in Basic Gray.  I thought this made a nice background.  The Buffalo Check is so outdoorsy too, that I knew I needed to feature it as well.  I stamped it in Basic Gray ink onto Blushing Bride cardstock and then die cut the circle for the shaker window.  After the sentiment from Christmas Pines was stamped through the die-cut window onto the Whisper White, I embossed the top and bottom of the panel with the Softly Falling EF.  .  

I embellished the front of the card with one of deer from Dashing Deer Thinlits, a couple snowflakes cut from the Blizzard Thinlit, a couple of trees from the Card Front Builder framelits, and sentiment banner from Peaceful Noel.  I topped each snowflake with a clear faceted gem.  All the embellishments on the card front (except for the sentiment banner) were spritzed with Frost White Shimmer.  

The inside of the card was decorated with the two deer from Dashing Deer and a couple more die-cut snowflakes.
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Winter Woods, Dashing Deer, Peaceful Noel, Christmas Pines, Buffalo Check
Ink: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride
Paper: Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Card front Builder Framelits, Dashing Deer Framelits, Blizzard Thinlit, Softly Falling EF, Clear Faceted Gems

I hope to see you playing along with this cool sketch challenge at CCMC this week!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

BlackBerry and Mint Dashing Deer ~ CCMC531, AYSI136, SUOC209

Hello there stampers!  Today's card is for this lovely color trio from Create with Connie and Mary.  I decided to use two of my new stamp sets from the Holiday catalog: Dashing Deer with the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies, and Winter Woods.  
I used the sketch from As You See It #136 to help me with my design.  I'm also adding this card to Stampin Up Only Challenges #209 Holiday Catalog.

Other holiday catalog products used on my card can be seen in the photo below....Buffalo Check, Corrugated TIEF, Galvanized metallic paper, and Galvanized buttons.

I also embossed the entire card front with the Subtle TIEF and then spritzed it with a shimmer spray made from Frost White shimmer paint and alcohol. The deer are also spritzed as well.  
Lastly, I accessorized with some retired Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Linen Thread, and silver pearls.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Dashing Deer and Winter Woods
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macron
Paper: Mint Macron, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Galvanized Metallic 
Accessories: Galvanized button, corrugated TIEF, Sublte TIEF, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Silver pearls, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Linen Thread, Frost White shimmer paint

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Autumn Wreath ~ HSS300, GDP159, PP413

Hello stampers!  Another couple of weeks has rolled around and it's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!  This time it's fall themed inspiration photos.  
I've been having such a blast using my Stamparatus to make Christmas wreaths I decided to go ahead and try a fall wreath as well! I combined two sets to make my wreath: Peaceful Noel and Painted Harvest.  
My card also fits into the Fall in Love theme at Global Design Project this week, as well as The Paper Players Trees and Leaves theme.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Peaceful Noel, Painted Harvest, Country Home (sentiment)
Paper: Soft Suede, Foil Frenzy, Joyous Noel glimmer paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Stamparatus, Duet Banner punch, Copper/Merry Merlot ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Elegant Pumpkin ~ CCMC530, PP412

Hi there stampers!  I created today's card for Create with Connie and Mary's newest sketch challenge #530.  It also takes in The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #412.  I went with the straight across the middle combo of  ribbon, pumpkin, and embossing, but I see I could also use left top diagonal with leaves, pumpkin, and sequins or glitter!  I love tic-tac-toe challenges!  
I went with a punch art pumpkin that I embossed with the Cable Knit TIEF and sponged.  I fussy cut the little stem from a scrap of Soft Suede CS.  The long panel is a Tin Tile TIEF embossed piece of Gray Granite with some Gray Granite sponging to bring out the tiles.  It's backed by a piece of Copper foil.  
Let's talk about the ribbon for a moment, shall we?  Oh. My. Goodness.  Have you ever seen such beautiful, elegant ribbon?  I think it's so gorgeous!  Coppery on one side and all Merry Merlot on the other. I'm in love with Merry Merlot and know it's gonna be one of my favorite Christmas colors.  
I zig-zagged the the ribbon onto the left side of the Gray Granite panel and arranged some leaves and sprigs punched from some Joyous Noel glimmer paper in copper and Merry Merlot.  I popped my pumpkin up on top of it all and added a Braided Linen trim bow.  The sentiment is also embossed with copper embossing powder.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Very Vintage
Ink: Versamark, Gray Granite
Paper: White, Gray Granite, Joyous Noel Glimmer, Copper Foil
Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Leaf punch, Sprig punch, Braided Linen Trim, Merry/Copper reversible ribbon, Cable Knit & Tin Tile TIEFs 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Blueberry Harvest ~ CCMC529, SUOC208, Inkspire368

Hi stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge of Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, and Highland Heather.  What a pretty combo!
I'm also entering my card into the SUO Fall/Nature Challenge and also Inkspire Me #368 Challenge Fall/Halloween.
I decided to create a nice, bright floral floral arrangement with the Country Home stamp set.  I stamped the images in versamark ink on watercolor paper and embossed them in black.  I colored the images with my blender pen and ink pads.  I discovered that I really enjoyed this way of applying color!  I had a bit more control of where the ink landed as compared to watercoloring with my aquapainter.  For smaller images like this I think this is an advantage and I will definitely be using this color technique again in the future!  
I fussy cut the images out and adhered them to a whisper white piece embossed with the Quilt Top EF backed with a bit of Blueberry Bushel.  I added that to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Gray Granite that I embossed with the fabulous Tin Tile TIEF.  I also added a decorative strip along the bottom that was stamped with the tile stamp from the set.  Looking at it now I wish I had added some Highland Heather in the tiles somehow to tie that color in a bit better.  Oh well!

I finished it off by added a little bit of clear Wink of Stella to the blue leaves.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Versamark
Paper: Gray Granite, Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Watercolor
Accessories: Black bakers twine, Black EP, Clear Wink of Stella, Quilt Top EF, Tin Tile TIEF

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Jolly Bright Joyous Noel ~ HSS299, CTC197

Hey stampers!  Hand Stamped Sentiments is back with a brand new color challenge!  
I'm in the Christmas card making mode with all the fun new stuff from the new Holiday catalog and I feel like it's always fun to make a few cards using non-traditional Christmas colors and these colors certainly fit that bill!  It just so happens that CASing the Catty Challenge #197 wants us to CASE from the Joyous Noel section this week and I thought that the sprigs and twigs from Joyous Noel would look cool in these colors!  I CASE'd the card in the top left corner.
I think this is kinda fun! I added the sequins to my card because I accidentally dripped a little bit of fine tip glue on my card, so I figured I'd cover it with a sequin.  I actually like the way it looks with the purple iridescent sequins, only I had a hard time photographing them because they looked can see that a little bit in the photo below.  

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I added Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper sprigs, Navy Corduroy ribbon, Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, and some pink sequin trim.  I also spritzed my stitched oval with Frost White Shimmer spray. 

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Joyous Noel
Ink: Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Dazzling Diamonds glimmer
Accessories: Stitched Shapes die, Sprig punch, Corduroy ribbon, Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, Blushing Bride sequin trim, Dimentionals, Ticket Corner punch

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Merry Little Christmas Wreath ~ CCMC528

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge #528.  I opted for a Christmas card using my new Peaceful Noel set along with the handy dandy Stamparatus.  I absolutely love making wreaths using the Stamparatus and this set is perfect for that.  Here's a video showing how to make a wreath using the Stamparatus and a jig.  It's so much fun!  
I also adore these colors together for Christmas.  They are so rich.  Another couple faves on this card are the Buffalo Check background stamp and the Tin Tile TIEF.  There are just SO MANY awesome new products in the Holiday Catalog!  
Another fun accessory on this card is shimmer spritz, although it doesn't show in any of the pictures.  I spritzed the Crumb Cake card base with a Champagne Shimmer paint and alcohol mixture, as well as the wreath die cut too.  I added another bit of sparkle with the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper punched with my Decorative Ribbon Border punch.

I'm using the Tic-Tac-Tuesday #5 Challenge from Try Stampin on Tuesday going diagonal with Green, Die Cut, and Dimension.  My die cut circle is popped up on dimensionals, as well as the "Merry Little Christmas" banner.  I think the Tin Tile TIEF give some nice dimension as well.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Peaceful Noel, Buffalo Check
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Mint Macron, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot, White, Joyous Noel Glimmer
Accessories: Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Stamparatus, Linen Thread, Tin Tile TIEF, Circle Thinlits, Champagne Shimmer Paint

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wood Words Country ~ CCMC527, IB36

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for the new color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.  I chose to go with a farmhouse country look and I really do love the way it turned out!  I also thought my card fit in nicely with the Inspired By Fall Picnic challenge #36.  
I'm so enamored with the Buffalo Check stamp!  I'm a huge fan of Buffalo Plaid or any plaid really, but especially this large check pattern.  It's gonna be a well used stamp in my card making arsenal!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Wood Words, Buffalo Check
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, So Saffron
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Accessories: Decorative Border Ribbon punch, Braided Linen Trim, Layering Circles Framelits

Come and play along with us at CCMC Facebook page!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mint Tin Tile Pitcher ~ HSS298, SSC187

Hi stampers!  Today's card is my design team card for our newest Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I flipped the heart part of the sketch to the bottom of my card.  My card turned out to be a loose interpretation of the sketch, but hey, that's part of the fun if creating isn't it!?!  Sometimes I follow a sketch to a tee, and other times I use it more of a guideline.  I also used most of the colors from Sunday Stamps color challenge #187.  It's kinda funny how this card came together.  I had a bunch of my supplies packed up to take to a card class, but I happened to have the image already stamped and laying on my desk.  I had to use whatever colors of blends markers I had not packed up and this is what I came up with!  Bermuda Bay on the leaves, Bronze on the wood flowers, Flirty Flamingo on the regular flowers, Real Red on the berries, and Mint Macron on the pitcher. I used 
 the light skin color blends on the cotton puffs....I'm not totally enthralled with that color but it is what it is!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Country Home, Very Vintage
Ink: memento black, Stampin' Blends: light and dark Mint Macron, light and dark Bermuda Bay, light Daffodil Delight, light and dark Flirty Flamingo, dark Real Red, Ivory, and Bronze
Paper: Mint Macron, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Accessories: Tin Tile TIEF, doily, circle punch, Petals and More thinlits, Animal Friends thinlits, Wooden leaf (retired), Corner Rounder punch

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Create Fusion Daisy ~ CCMC526, Fusion Daisies

Hello stampers!  Today I'm sharing my design team card for the newest Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge.  I also used the inspiration photo from Fusion.  I love the clean look of the daisies against the blue container.  I decided to add in a little rustic touch with the distressed polka dots, burlap ribbon and honeycomb embossing.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Daisy Delight, Wood Words, Tropical Chic
Ink: Pineapple Punch, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories: Daisy punch, circle punch, Burlap Ribbon, Hexagons TIEF, leaf punch

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Purple Love and Thanks ~ CCMC525, PP407, WWC185

Hi there stampers and welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary challenge.  This week we have a pleasant color combination for you consisting of Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green.  I've stated in posts past that I'm not really a purple kind of's usually the last color I reach for, but it's always good to stretch and push yourself, and as usual I enjoyed using these colors after getting going with this card.  
I really like the look of the scattered leaves from Safari Chic and have admired many a card done similarly, so that's the route I took with my card.  I used the sketch from the Paper Players #407 to help me along with my design team card and decided I just as well enter into the Anything Goes challenge #185 over Water cooler Wednesday as well!  

Here's a list of my supplies......

Stamps: Safari Chic
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green
Paper: White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories: Simple Stripe EF, Pearlized thread, Iridescent Sequins

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!