Thursday, May 23, 2019

CAS Needlepoint Flowers ~ CCMC562, CC&S322, PP442, TGIFC212



Hi there stampers!  Today's card is for our new sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary...it's a fun one that could go in so many directions!  
I love to gain inspiration from other places as well, so as I was looking for a color combination to use I came across CAS Colours & Sketches color challenge #322 using Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana, and Daffodil Delight.  After I had made my card and was writing down the colors for my blog I realized I used Bermuda Bay instead of Coastal Cabana!  Oopsie!  I may have to play along with this one again, using the right colors this time!
I'm also entering my card into the Paper Players clean and simple plant challenge and TGIF paper flowers challenge.  I think my card fits nicely into them both!
My card also features the Needle and Thread stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Thinlits, and Gingham Gala DSP.



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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bright Flowers ~ HSS315, TGIFC212, PP442



Hey there stampers!  Today's card was created for Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge #315 using Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, and Melon Mambo.  To help me along with my design team card, I used the inspiration of paper flowers from TGIF Challenges #212, and The Paper Players clean and simple plants challenge #442.  


I used Shimmer White cardstock and swiped on some Coastal Cabana with my aqua painter.  After that dried I ran it through the big shot with my Subtle TIEF.  I stamped the flowers and leaves from a retired set called Birthday Blossoms with Stazon ink and watercolored the challenge colors on them.  Next, I fussy cut it all out and arranged it on the background.  The sentiment, also from Birthday Blossoms, was embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock and cut out in a rectangle. 
Lastly, I added some Wink of Stella to the centers of the flowers.


Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Birthday Blossoms
Paper: Shimmer White, Black, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories: White EP, Wink of Stella, Subtle TIEF



Thursday, May 9, 2019

Welcome Little One ~ CCMC560



Hey stampers!  Today's card is for the new sketch challenge for the week at Create with Connie and Mary. I needed a baby girl card and have not yet used this cute kangaroo image from Animal Outing.  I love coloring with the blends markers too, so that's what I did!  I used the Ivory marker on the whole body of the kangaroo and then shaded with light and dark Crumb Cake.  I colored the little koala light and dark Smokey Slate.  I love the way it turned out!  I fudged a little bit with the cattywampus strips.  No matter what I did I couldn't get them to look good or right, so I settled for one straight strip with a bit of scalloped edge sticking out the bottom.  The scallop is so girly, which tied in nicely I thought!




Here's a list of my supplies....
stamps: Animal Outing
paper: Brights DSP, Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, White
ink: Smokey Slate, Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Memento Black, and Ivory, light & dark Crumb Cake, and light & dark Smokey Slate Blends
accessories: Petal Burst EF, Stitched Shapes framelits, 1/8" smokey slate ribbon, Animal Friends thinlits, decorative lace border punch

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Swirly Bird Case Friend ~ HSS314, GDP188, PP440



Hello stampers!  Today's card is for our new sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Check it out and play along with us!  To complete my design team card I also drew inspiration from Global Design Project #188 casing the designer Brian King.  I chose to case his colors.  I also used the theme challenge from The Paper Players #440, life is better with friends.  My friend sentiment comes from the Sprinkles of Life set.  


I chose to go with a soon-to-be retired set, Swirly Bird.  I havn't used this set as much as I should have, which seems to be the case with many of the sets that are retiring!  Why is that???  I see they're retiring and I instantly regret not using them more. 


Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
Paper: Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, White, Gingham Gala
Accessories: Swirly Scribble thinlits, stitched rectangle framelits, artisan pearls 

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Congratulations Wreath ~ CCMC559, ATSM339



Hello Stampers!  Welcome to another week's challenge with Create with Connie and Mary!  This time we have a nice, fresh color combo for you--Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, and Smokey Slate.



I knew I wanted to do red flowers for my design team card and I was inspired by this card made by Martin Stone. 
It fits into the Clean and Simple challenge from Addicted to Stamps and More this week, too!



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

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tropical Congratulations ~ CCMC558, JUGS484



Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new sketch challenge.  I also decided to use the colors from Just Us Girls.  I used Shaded Spruce, Calypso Coral, and Mango Melody as well as Tangerine Tango and a little Lemon Lime Twist.
I love the tropical vibe this gives!





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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pastel Rooster ~ HSS313, GDP186



Hello there stampers!  Today's card is for Hand Stamped Sentiments new inspiration challenge for April.  I chose the top picture and was inspired by the colors and the chickens.  I also used the sketch from Global Design Project this week to help me out.  
I think the rooster from Home to Roost looks pretty nice in pastels!


I also went with a distressed look by stamping the Crumb Cake background with the Handwritten background stamp after I had stamped of the Crumb Cake ink once.  I used my bone folder and ran it up and down the paper to break down the fibers and then I crumpled it up before straightening it out again.  I distressed the edges by taking my fingernail and running it up and down and then curled up the edges a little.  
I punched three little flowers with the Bitty Blooms punch pack and crumpled them up a bit too.  
The Ticket Border punch that I ran along the bottom of the main panel is distressed some as well.


Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Home to Roost, Handwritten, Thoughtful Banners (sentiment)
Ink: memento black, balmy blue, flirty flamingo, daffodil delight, bronze blends markers, as well as all of these colors in inks for the sponging
Paper: White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Stitched Shapes framelits, bitty blooms punch pack, ticket border punch, linen thread

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Needlepoint in Blue ~ CCMC557, JUGS483, TGIFC207



Hey there stampers!  My card today is for for Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge featuring Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, and Granny Apple Green.  What happy colors, right?!!
I also used Off The Edge trend challenge at Just Us Girls #483, and the sketch from TGIF Challenges #207


My card features the fun stamp set Needle and Thread.  I just love the images in this set and along with the coordinating framelits gives you tons of options.  I think the flowers look great in blue.  I achieved the different hues of blue by stamping the smaller flowers off once.  
This set also looks great with the Gingham Gala DSP.  I'm such a sucker for anything gingham or checked!


Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Needle and Thread
Ink: Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, White, Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories: Needlepoint Elements framelits, Pretty Label punch, Decorative Lace border punch

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Navy Very Vintage ~ CCMC556, PP436



Hello stampers!  Today's card is for our newest challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  This week is sketch week.  I also used a little inspiration from The Paper Players 436 Plaid or Checks.  I didn't see until right now as I type this out that the plaid was supposed to be the focus of your project.  Mine's just a little accent, but I like it anyway!  I was set on using my Very Vintage set to make a vintage style card this week.  
It's hard to see in the photo, but I sponged the Sahara Sand background piece with Crumb Cake ink after I embossed it with the Tin Tile TIEF.  I also rubbed a little bit of my Champagne Shimmer paint over it as well for extra shimmer.  After I stamped the main panel, I spritzed it with Champagne Shimmer spritz.  



Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Very Vintage
Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand
Accessories: 1" circle punch, Navy Gingham ribbon, Tin Tile TEIF, pearls, Champagne Shimmer paint

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Beautiful Bunch Bouquet ~ HSS312, AYSI197



Hello stampers!  Today's card is my design team card for Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #312 featuring Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, and Lovely Lipstick.  I also used the sketch from As You See It #197 for inspiration.  


I achieved the variation in color in my flowers by stamping off once before stamping a few of the flowers.  I love the difference this makes!



Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet, Jar of Love, Needle and Thread
Ink: Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
Paper: White
Accessories: Bouquet Bunch framelits, Everyday Jars framelits, Linen Thread, Pearls, Stitched Rectangle framelits

Thursday, April 4, 2019

CAS Ombre Birthday Wish ~ CCMC555, JUGS481, CTC222, Addicted to CAS#156, TGIFC205


Hey there stampers!  Today's care is my design team card for Create with Connie and Mary color challenge #555.  I ADORE these bright colors together!  I've added in a few other challenges to help me along with my card.  I used the balloon theme from TGIF Challenges #205, the embossing folder theme from Just Us Girls #481, the ombre theme from Addicted to CAS #156, and Casing the Catty's  Challenge #222 last case of the Sale-a-bration catalog (I cased a card from page 8 in the first catalog).

CTC 222



Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Ink: Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, White craft, Memento black
Paper: Whisper White, Black
Accessories: Broadway Lights Framelits, Oh My Stars EF, White EP, Decorative Ribbon Border punch

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