Thursday, March 26, 2009

Always combining challenges!

Hello everyone! This is my first "live" post all week! Things have been crazy for the past 2 weeks and I really haven't had time to stamp much.. bummer!

I was determined that I was going to get something done this morning! I decided to knock out the color challenge & sketch challenge from earlier this week. Both challenges are from Splitcoast Stampers.

I pulled out my Always set, I haven't used it in a while and it wanted some ink!

I love these colors together... it's so springy and fresh!
Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Tea Party Dp, Ski Slope Dp
Stamps: Always
Ink: Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

Sketches by Tamara - Sketch 88

Today is Thursday and it's another great sketch by Tamara!

Today's card is a circle card... I made it by cutting and scoring a regular 5.5x4.25'' card, then I used my scallop circle nestabilities to make the card!

I broke out some new designer paper, Delicate Dots for this one... I love the Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery together.

The flowers are from Flower Fancy and are cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I put pearl stickers in the middles of them for an elegant touch! I really like how this came out!

Card Details:
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Delicate Dots dp
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Stazon Jet Black & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestbilities (Spellbinders), Dimensionals, Jumbo Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Pearl Stickers (vendor unknown), White Satin Ribbon (vendor unknown)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hi everyone! It's that time again.... here is this week's color combo!

Night of Navy
Always Artichoke
Pretty in Pink
Close to Cocoa (optional)
Cameo Coral (optional)

Here are the design team's beautiful creations!




Thursday, March 19, 2009

3D Bella Blossom!

Hi everyone! Today's card is a double challenge card... both challenges are from Splitcoast Stampers!

The first challenge is yesterday's sketch... I flipped it to accommodate my image!

The second is today's Ways to Use it challenge which was to use a sticker on your design. My sticker is the epoxy sentiment sticker by Cloud 9!

I stamped the Bella Blossom 5 times on whisper white in Pink Pirouette and cut each layer out and mounted it on dimensionals. I used Riding Hood Red to sponge around the edges for added dimension.

The leaves are stamped twice in Kiwi Kiss and cut out and mounted on dimensionals. They are sponged with Old Olive.

I added pearls in the center of the flower for a delicate touch and I had to add ribbon and the buttons!


Card Details:
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose Dp
Stamps: Bella Rose
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive
Accessories: Buttons, Riding Hood Red & Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Epoxy Sticker by Cloud 9, Pearls by unknown vendor, Top Note Die

*All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

Sketches by Tamara - Sketch 87!

Today is Thursday and that means another great sketch over at Tamara's!

I decided to feature the flamingo from the new Pink Flamingo designer paper!

The sentiment is a clear stamp from Heidi Grace that someone gave me a while back and it went great to fill up that horizontal panel!

Card Details:
Real Red, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo Dp
Stamps: Thank You by Heidi Grace
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Scallop Circle & Circl Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Hi everyone! Today's color dare is a pretty one if I do say so myself! I hope you enjoy it.... today's colors are:

Night of Navy
Almost Amethyst
Regal Rose

If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers, use keyword CD08 so we can all see your creations! If you upload to your blog, please leave us a comment so we can come check it out!!!




Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Masculine Birthday

Hi everyone! I don't know about you, but I hate making masculine cards... haha!

I had to make one more card using the Soccer 'n Tech printables kit by Making Handmade Cards for my desgin team obligations and I thought today would be the perfect day to get that done!

It made it even easier that today's color challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers seemed like a masculine one to me!

Card Details:
Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: None, Soccer 'n Tech printables (Making Handmade Cards)
Ink: None
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Silver Brads (American Crafts), Photo Corner Punch (EK Success), Spots & Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Featured Sunday!

splitcoast stampers, very punny, dancerriley, riley fitzgerald Today is the featured stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers! And today's featured stamper is Stacy!!

She is a great stamper and I really loved looking through her gallery! I decided to CASE this card by her!

I just loved the gift set she made! I wish I had time to make more than one card, but hopefully I will get around to it soon!

I haven't pulled out this set, Very Punny, in a loooong time, so I was happy to be inspired to show it some ink!

I also used up a scrap of the Summer Picnic dp!

Card Details:
Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Summer Picnic Dp
Stamps: Very Punny & a clear $1 stamp from Studio G
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon, Square Brads (american crafts), Scallop Circle & Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Prisma Colored Pencils, Black Marker

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sketches 86

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great Friday! I have been super busy this week, but I wanted to share the card I made for this week's sketch over at Sketches by Tamara!

I am not totally happy with how this came out, but I guess it's ok! I pulled out some scraps of the old Spring Flowers designer paper.


Card Details:
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments, Trendy Trees
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Textured Trios), Small Oval Punch, Distressing Tool, Hodgepode Hardware

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Color Dare 07!

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week's color dare! I really love this color combo....

Perfect Plum
Old Olive
Gable Green

I love what the design team did this week! Here are their cards!

If you upload to your blog, please leave us a link to your creation... if you upload to Splitcoast Stampers, please use keyword CD07!


Monday, March 9, 2009

My First Making Handmade Cards Card!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! It was WONDERFUL weather here! It really perked me up since it's been so cold this winter!

I made this card for yesterday's Featured Stamper over on Splitcoast Stampers. Yesterdays stamper was another friend of mine, Judy!

I picked this card... it's actually her very first upload to Splitcoast Stampers!

I used this opportunity to use this new e-kit called Soccer 'n Tech by Making Handmade Cards!

There are NO stamps on this, just printables! I actually like how this turned out... masculine cards are ALWAYS hard for me! I thought this would be a great congratulations card for a boy who won a big game or something. I'm not sure exactly who I would give this too, but oh well!

Card Details:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive
Stamps: None, images are from Making Handmade Cards and you print them from your computer!
Ink: None
Accessories: Earth Element Brads, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)

*All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Some big news....

I woke up yesterday morning with an email from Jo from Making Handmade Cards. She had stumbled across my blog and was wondering if I would be interested in being a guest designer for them.... of course I said YES!

Making Handmade Cards offers downloadable e-kits that contain printable designer paper, sentiments, and images.

This will be my first time using printables, so we will see what I can do with them! I know some of you use them a lot and they seem to be coming more and more common.

I just got my first e-kit to use for creating and it has mostly masculine stuff in it, so we will see what I make with it and I will post my creations here for you to see!

Go check them out and sign up for their free newsletter for a free download of one of their e-kits!

I hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Inky Impressions 1st Design Team Call!

Here is my submission for the Inky Impressions Design Team Call! We were to showcase our best line-art that has been colored in. I think both of these are some of the best I've done. Both were colored with markers, blender pens, and an aqua painter. Thanks so much for taking the time to consider my application!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sketches 85!

Hi everyone! It's Thursday and that means there's another sketch over at Sketches by Tamara!

Here is my card for today's sketch! I pulled out my Darling Dots hostess set from Stampin' Up for this cute sketch! You can only earn this exclusive set by placing an order of $150 or more.

I paired it with the new Tea Party designer paper which I absolutely love!!!

I went with simple embellishments... Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon & some Soft Subtle brads!

Make sure you go check out Tamara's sketch and join in the fun!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Tea Party Dp
Stamps: Darling Dots & Sweet Little Sentiments
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Bashful Blue Brad, Pretty in Pink Brad, So Saffron Brad, Certainly Celery Brad

*All supplies are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Color Dare 06 - Pretty Basic

Hi everyone! Here is today's Color Dare!

Pretty in Pink
Basic Brown or Chocolate Chip
So Saffron
Whisper White
Going Gray (optional)

*If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers, please use keyword CD06!

Here are the Design Team's fabulous samples!




Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Simple Friendship in Chocolate Passion Kiwi!

Hi everyone! I got another snow day... although I'm not really sure why... all of the streets seem pretty clean, but I'm not complaining!

This is my card for today's color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and for yesterday's Mojo Monday Sketch!

The color challenge was to use Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, & Pink Passion.

I like how this turned out!

I stamped the butterfly twice on whisper white and cut it out and make it 3D! I love this butterfly, it's so pretty!!!

Card Details:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Ski Slope Dp, Sultry Dp (by Basic Grey)
Stamps: Simple Friendship
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Button Bouquet Button, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Hemp Thread

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Look What I Did!!!

So, it snowed a bunch last night and we finally had our first snow day... I talk like I'm still in school.. haha! But, when the schools are closed, so is the studio! It's great!

I had time to get 2 cards done so far today...

The first is for the technique challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers!

This is a crimped envelope pocket card! It was really easy to make! You can find the tutorial here!

The Bella Blossom is stamped and cut out and mounted on dimensionals. I stamped it in Baja Breeze and sponged with Night of Navy to give it some dimension. The leaves and stem are also stamped and cut out and mounted on dimensionals.

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Garden Green, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Bella Blossoms
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Paper Crimper, Large Oval Punch, 1 3/8'' circle punch

My next card is for the Featured Stamper challenge that was hosted yesterday on Splitcoast Stampers.

The featured stamper was a friend of mine, Kelly H! I was so excited to find out that she was the featured stamper! I had to CASE one of her cards! She has a great gallery, but this is one that I had favorited a couple of weeks ago and it just really stood out for me!

You can see the card I CASEd here!

  • Here's what I changed:
  • - The stamp set
  • - The size and position of the pearls
  • - I used Night of Navy instead of Brocade Blue
  • - I made my own designer paper w/ the Always in Bloom wheel!

I really love how this came out! Here are the basic details of this card:

Card Details:
Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White & Night of Navy
Stamps: Flower Fancy & Always in Bloom Wheel
Accessories: Adhesive Pearls (unknown vendor), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

I'm Baaaack!!!

Hi everyone! I am back from my stampin' weekend with my mom, aunt and cousin! We had a great weekend and I want to show you some of the cards I made! Since there are so many, I'm not going to break down the supplies, but pretty much everything is from Stampin' Up!

If you have any questions about a particular card, just ask it in my comments section and I will put up the response for you!