Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scalloped Sweet Summer

Hi everyone! It's Thursday and that means there is a new Ways to Use it Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers! This week's challenge is to use GREY as a neutral. I love using grey as a neutral so this challenge wasn't too hard for me.

This is also for today's Pals Paper Arts challenge to create CAS card using scallops. Again, this was pretty easy for me because I love scallops! CAS is always a little tough just because I love to embellish! I think I pulled it off pretty good on this card, though.

Finally, the sketch comes from Tuesday's Inspirational Card Sketch. I was lucky enough to find a sketch that already had scallops "built" in! HAHA!

I used my new Sale-a-Bration Set, Sweet Summer (free when you place a $50 order) and a set from last year called Whimiscal Words. The designer paper I used is Lap of Luxury. The image was created by stamping on watercolor paper, then using my aquapainter and makers to water color. The flowers themselves are cut out and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

The ribbon is Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quick Bold Blossom

Hi everyone! I had to make a really quick card for today as I have lots of errands to run! I wanted to get one done though!

This is for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers... I love this sketch! So many possibilities.. I will have to revisit it again and see what else I can do with it!

This is also for today's Color Dare to use Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, and Neutral of Choice. My neutral is Crumb Cake!

Everything is pretty self explantatory, but if you have a question about this card, please just leave me a comment!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For You

Hello! I hope your week is off to a great start! I woke up kind of late this morning, so I was afraid I wouldn't have time to stamp, but luckily I found the time and here is my card for today!

This card is for today's color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use Always Artichoke, Rose Red, and Perfect Plum. I was a little worried about how dark this combination was, but I added the white and found some designer paper that would work, so it lightened it up quite a bit.
This is also for today's Tuesday Morning Sketch! I just loved this one! I had to alter it slightly since my sentiment was on my main image.

I ended up with quite a few more layers than first thought, but I like how it turned out overall. The stamp I used is from Punch Bunch which is a Sale-a-Bration set you can get for FREE if you order $50 or more in regular merchandise from Stampin' Up! It's a great time to stock up on paper, or any thing else you have been eying for a while!

I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the image in different colors. The ribbon I used is the Whisper White Organza Ribbon. The background paper is retired called Sweet Pea.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Live Your Dream...


Today's Clean & Simple challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is to make your own background.

I made mine by using a smaller coordinating stamp and then running it through my die cut machine!

The stamp I used is one of my all-time favorites called Live Your Dream and unfortunately, it was only available for a short time. It is now retired, but I just couldn't resist inking it up this morning! I stamped my image in multiple colors by using my Stampin' Write Markers.

This color combination (Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzaz, & Whisper White) comes from this week's Curtain Call Color Challenge! I have to admit that these bright colors are not ones I would normall use with this image, but I like how it turned out!

The sketch is from Friday's Clean&Simple Fall-To-Sketch! The die cut I used to make the shape of my main image is non-Stampin' Up. Everything else is, though!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Bold Birthday!


Hello! I have successfully finished my first full week of a card a day! Woo Hoo! Next week will be tricky as we are heading down for our first dance competition of the year, but I'm determined to make it work! I might have to skip Friday next week as we are leaving some time in the morning, but that's ok!


This is for several challenges:

#1 - Splitcoast Stampers Free For All Challenge to make a child's birthday card. I think the bold colors on this card look kid friendly to me!

#2 - Card Makin' Mamas also has a challenge to make a birthday card!

#3 - The sketch comes from this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge.

#4 - And finally the color scheme is for the ColourQ which is to use Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, and Cherry Cobbler. I have to admit that Tangerine Tango always throws me for a loop! It's just not a color I would normally gravitate to, but I'm proud that I made it work on this card!

The stamp used is from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Create a Cupcake (#121982 clear/#121915 wood mounted). I used the new Build a Cupcake Punch (#121807, also in the Occassions Mini) to punch it out. The bottom "wrapper" is stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Tangerine Tango paper and mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals. The icing is stamped in Not Quite Navy ink on Baja Breeze paper.

The ribbon is the new 1/2'' Seam Binding in Baja Breeze (#122331). I absolutely LOVE this ribbon! The button is from the Designer Big Buttons pack called Sweet Stitches (#122302). I used the linen thread to tie the button to the bow.

I finished off my card with some basic rhinestones!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Silhouette Beauty

Hello! Happy Thursday! Woo hoo, it's almost the weekend!! My card for today is for several challenges:

#1 Splitcoast Stampers Ways to Use It Challenge to stamp a silhouette in black ink

#2 The Play Date Cafe's color challenge to use Red, Green, & Black (I used Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, & Poppy Parade)

#3 CASE Study (I drew on her flower and butterfly motif!)

#4 Create with Connie & Mary's Sketch Challenge

I pulled out one of my most favorite sets of all time, Upsy Daisy for the main image of my card. The butterfly is from Flight of the Butterfly. The big butterfly is punched out with the Butterfly Punch and the smaller one was stamped and cut out by hand. Both are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished off my card with the new Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding and some Basic Rhinestones.

The designer paper is the In Color Print Pack level 1 hostess!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sweet Summer Thanks

I am on a roll this week! My goal has been to get back to daily challenges and try to post one card a day... so far this week, I have accomplished that! YES!

Today's card is for the Color Dare which is to use River Rock, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy. It's also for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers!

This card features two stamp sets you can get for FREE right from Stampin' Up! For every $50 you spend, you get one Sale-a-Bration set for free! This card uses the Sweet Summer and So Happy for You sets.

The designer paper is from the neutrals patterns pack and the ribbon is the striped Night of Navy ribbon! The flowers were stamped and then cut out and mounted on dimensionals. I colored my images with Stampin' Write Markers (Night of Navy, River Rock, and Marina Mist).

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Masculine Get Well

I will admit it... I am HORRIBLE at masculine cards! I needed a masculine get well card for a friend who had knee surgery yesterday and of course I do not have any masculine cards in my stash... haha! So, today's color challenge on Splitcoast was my push to get a masculine get well card done. I figured the colors: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, & So Saffron couldn't get too much more masculine... although a flower image in those color would be oh so pretty! Anyway, this is what I came up with!

I found this sketch from Skipping Stones Design that I thought would work as I could feature some designer paper instead of having a main image... let's face it, most of my images are very girly... and awesome I might add.. haha!

All in all, I'm okay with how this card turned out and hopefully he will like it as well! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Tuesday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring Blossoms


Hi everyone! Happy Valentine's Day! My card today is for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I pulled out my new Bold Blossom stamp set and paired it with some retired designer paper called Tea Party. It has always been one of my all time favorite designer papers!
I have probably 1 million brads laying around my stamp room, so I decided to use some up on this card! I actually used 6 which is pretty good for me! I feel like I used to use brads a lot more... back before we got the awesome Basic Pearls & Basic Rhinestones!
Everything on this card is pretty simple... the ribbon is Pretty in Pink Taffeta (some of my favorite). The butterfly is cut out and put up on a Stampin' Dimensional. The main flower panel is also popped up on dimensionals... I love dimensionals! HAHA!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bundle of Love

Hi! I'm back with another card! Don't worry, I have made many more, but I wanted to make sure I got this posted in time for this week's Color Throwdown! So, obviously, this is for the Color Throwdown: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. This color combination just screamed baby boy card, so that's what I made!

This is also for Create with Connie & Mary's sketch challenge for this week! I really loved this sketch... so fun to play with!

I colored my image with my Stampin' Pastels (I still have the old version of them). I don't use them very much, but I always love to use them when I stamp directly on Crumb Cake. I just like the effect it gives.

The main image is from the hostess set, Slice of Life. The sentiment and the bottle are from Baby Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Easter Blossoms

One of the best things about the Stampin' Weekend that my mom, aunt, and I have is the ability to share and use stamps we personally don't own! My aunt just got this Easter Blossoms set. I inked it up today and I absolutely love it! That's the only downside... you end up loving sets you didn't think you would buy.. haha!

This is for last week's Colour Q to use Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Cameo Coral, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. I thought it was going to be a challenge, but it actually came out quite nice! The designer paper is the Poppy Parade from the In Color Print Pack Hostess and then the image is stamped in Cameo Coral.

This is also for Friday's Mashup!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stampin' Weekend Part 1

Hi! I am having a stamp weekend with my mom, grandmother, and aunt! I am just quickly posting what I have so far! I will be back later with more detailed information!