Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stampin Up! Cupcakes & Carousels hexagon box

https://youtu.be/tGkl1M1zhp4


Monday, February 27, 2017

Just Us Girls #382-Photo Week



This challenge was quite simple and with spring coming, who does not like spring. The air starts to smell of warm rain, flowers start blooming and dragonflies and butterflies start to flutter. We are to use the above photo for inspiration. I decided to use Awesomely Artistic stamp set from Stampin Up!
The cardstock is real red, emerald envy from the new in-colors and whisper white. I stamped the flowers in versamark and used real red embossing powder. Then I stamped the leaves in emerald envy. I decided to use the emerald envy embossing powder on my dragonfly. With basic black I stamped the frame and friend, finally I added some rhinestones. Don't you just love it! I had fun with this challenge. Please play along at Just Us Girls challenge.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

This challenge for February is a Technique



I have never did a card like this so I thought this would be a good way of using some scraps. I used Stampin Up's Candy Cane Lane DSP, red foil sheet, Cookie Cutter Christmas for the gingerbread man is in Baked Brown Sugar stamped with the same color. Card base is Very Vanilla and the sentiment is from Candy Cane Christmas and is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar on Very Vanilla.
 
He looks good enough to eat, what do you think?
 
 


Friday, February 17, 2017

February Team Shares




 For February Michelle sent us these elements: A piece of DSP Tasty Treats (double sided), a stamped image of an ice cream cone from Cool Treats and a piece of Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon.
The ice cream is done in Peekaboo Peach and Tangelo Twist and the cone is done in Crumb Cake. I added a Wink of Stella.

 
I used the new Carousel Birthday stamp set for the sentiments, stamped in black memento ink. The butterfly is made from the DSP. If you watched the video posted earlier you will see how to create the butterfly. It is not as hard as it looks. For the card I used Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz and Peekaboo Peach.

 This is the first card I had originally created but was not happy with it. For this card I used Old Olive and Mint Macaron. I created a shaker card and then on the inside I created a lollipop. I also used Emerald Envy ribbon and the swirly scribbles die cut image. Added a Wink of Stella and the sentiments are from the Cool Treats stamp set.




 Thanks for stopping by!



January Team Shares

Warm weather is starting to arrive here in Ohio; so I have been busy getting ready for spring. Tomorrow my husband and I are doing some shopping at Loews. Love being a DIY people. Now for my posts.

For January Michelle sent us a piece of gold ribbon, a piece of DSP from the Serene Scenery, a die cut and a stamped image from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set.
 I created an easel card, I colored in the dragonfly with Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie. I used Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla cardstock as the card base. I used Wink of Stella for the dragonfly shimmer.
 
 Thanks for stopping by!











Sunday, February 5, 2017

6 X 6 One Sheet Wonder Sending Love



Looking for ideas for Valentines cards? Check this video out from Linda Bedinger www.lbedinger.stampinup.net or check her out on Youtube.
The card with the butterfly is adorable, If you like origami, this card is for you!


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Out with the old and in with the new!

Before the New Year begins...
I want to wish everyone peace, good health and that all your dreams come true!
Thanks for following me and hope to see you next year!!
 



Thursday, December 29, 2016

December Team Share

For this month Michelle sent us the stamped image from "A Beautiful You", a piece of white ribbon and 5 pearls.
 
I used Flirty Flamingo as my card base. I cut a square from pool party and then I cut the image down a little smaller and then I used a corner punch to round two of the corners. I then colored the hat in Crushed Curry, the dress in Flirty Flamingo with Watermelon Wonder to accent the dress. Soft Sky for the water. I then used Timeless Textures for the dotted background and the sentiment is from Frosted Medallions. I used the pearls in the four corners and a piece of ribbon down the side.
 
I thought this would make a nice simple card.
 
Thanks for stopping by!


November Team Challenge

 Michelle Challenged us with the Merry Mice, a piece of double sided Candy Cane DSP, rope and bells.
I die cut the image with the lables die, I then die cut another one from the music sheet to frame the top and bottom. I used Real Red for the card, the Whisper White base and then topped it off with the DSP. I colored in the mouse with the new In-Colors. Mouse is smokey slate, hat and pants is real red, book is emerald envy, shirt is peek-a-boo peach, nose is sweet sugarplum, ball on hat  and snowflakes is flirty flamingo and scarf is dapper denim. I added the bling for sparkle and candy cane lane bakers twine to hold the bells. 

 
Hope you like it and that I am inspiring you to create!
Soon I will post December team share. It is a new release!!
Please come back for a sneak peek!!!!


Monday, December 5, 2016

Merry Monday #225 {Candy Canes!}

Of all holiday's Christmas and New Year's are my favorites and of the seasons, Autumn and Winter.
I have always loved this time of the year, you see your families, you remind yourself of the ones who can not be with you or who have past on. Old memories come alive for me this time of year.
I and my brothers having snowball fights, making snow angels, sledding with our friends and when they said the creek was frozen...ice skating! Oh those were the days.

 Candy canes, we would always put them on the tree to be reminded of God and his son Jesus.

                                                       Look at the Candy Cane
                                                           What do you see?
                                                          Stripes that are red
                                                      Like the blood shed for me
                                                        White is for my Savior
                                                        Who’s sinless and pure!
                                           “J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
                                                              Turn it around
                                                       And a staff you will see
                                                         Jesus my shepherd
                                                          Was born for Me!




Here is my card for the challenge, I left it open so a card or money could be in it. Hope you like it!!
 
Cardstock Real Red, Sentiment from the Season is the Reason stamp set, flowers are made from the Botanical Blooms die set, Dazzling diamonds glitter, Silver and Red CS,  and the double sided paper is from Candy Cane Lane DSP.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Just Us Girls Challenge #371-Photo of the Week

WOW!! The girls over at Just Us Girls have put on an awesome challenge. I love Purple and what to create for this challenge....After looking the photo over and seeing what the other girls created, I decided on using a Christmas tree. Now do I want it to be silver with purple or purple with silver?

I finally decided on a purple tree with silver. Hope you like it!
Stampin Up Stamp-Solemn Stillness, Stampin Up ink-Elegant Eggplant, Stampin Up cardstock-Elegant Eggplant and Glitter Silver

Challenges I have entered this in:
Just Us Girls-Photo of the Week #371
52 Christmas Card Throwdown-glitter


Friday, November 25, 2016

 
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with all of your family and friends!!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

October Team Shares....a little late

Sorry for the late post, I started a new position at my company and we have been working some long hours which has finally slowed down...so on with my post.

Michelle is really challenging us with our team shares. She sent us a piece of gold ribbon, sleigh and sleigh overlay.


This one was not to hard, I had an idea of what I wanted to create, but would it turn out....IT DID!
I loved how it turned out, hope you like it to!
I used also Santa from Cookie Cutter Christmas, he is on his knees in prayer for a blessed night, Star of Light to light the way of those who still Jesus, Lovely as A Tree as the background of a woods, I decorated the background to be the Northern Lights. This is a Z-fold card except without the extra strip.


Thanks for stopping by! my next post will be around Thanksgiving for the November Team Shares!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Merry Monday #215 {Pink/Grey or Silver}

Merry Monday challenge this round is inspired by the color combos of pinks, greys or silver.
 
I used Blushing Bride for the card base, I then used the new Stampin Up! Star of Light stamp bundle. I stamped the stars and swoosh in Stampin Up! Silver embossing powder. Then I die cut the star in bright pink glitter cardstock and vellum. I stamped a star from the same stamp set and embossed in silver again. I added a few pink pearls. I love how this turned out and how the camera popped the star, I hope you like it also. Leave me a comment and let me know!!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Team Shares

Michelle is my team demonstrator leader and she sends us a few elements each month to inspire us to create a card. She sent us 3 elements:
Eskimo from the cookie cutter Christmas, a piece of red ribbon and a 4x5 piece of double sided designers series paper.
 
I used Blush Blossom for the face and Blushing Bride for the cheeks, the clothes with Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar ,Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla. 
I then cut the DSP in half and adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then took a piece of the dsp and cut it in half and used it on the end of the Very Vanilla card and put a piece of the ribbon down the middle.
 I then used the 2nd to the smallest Label die  and popped up the Eskimo, added a wooden snowflake with a pearl in the center, the sentiment is from a retired stamp set (name unknown). Added some Very Vanilla ink with a sponge dauber to the top and bottom of the card for some snowy effect.
 
 
I enjoyed making this card and I hope I have inspired you too!
 
Thanks for stopping by!


Just Us Girls #361-Color Week Challenge

This weeks color challenge is to use Red, Black and Yellow.

Since I am in the mood to make Christmas cards, I searched the internet for some inspirational ideas and this is what I found to create my card.
 
I used Stampin Up's Real Red, Basic Black and Summer Sun cardstock for the card and mats, Embellished Ornaments dies for the ornaments. I used the red foil for the small one, black glitter cardstock for the other ornament and for the center of the ornament I cut from sticky paper and used Stampin Up's Sun Sparkle glitter for the center of the ornament.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Just Us Girls" Challenge #360

I have been in the card making mood so I joined a few challenges. Two of the challenges I used red and white in them and with this challenge I stayed with the same color theme.
The Just Us Girls challenge is to use sequins in your project.





Here is my card:

 
I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base and White Shimmery cardstock for the mat. I used the Star of Light thinlits to cut out the Star base from Real Red foil cardstock and the two smaller stars, Dazzling Diamonds cardstock for the center star and two smaller stars. I stamped the Swoosh from the Star of Light stamp set in versamark that is tinted light blue and used Iridescent Ice (retired) on it and then added some sequins from my stash to the card. I finally stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Cherry Cobbler.
 
I hope you enjoy the card as much as I do, I think by far this stamp set bundle is my all time favorite!




Merry Monday Challenge #213

I am definatly in the mood for making Christmas cards and what better way than to join in a challenge. Today I joined in Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! and 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!

      
    This weeks challenge is to use colors or certain items in the photo that inspire you from Merry Monday!
and



Cherry Cobbler for the card base, Brushed Silver and white for the mats. I then used Versamark ink for the tree (two step called Solemn Stillness-Retired) Emerald Envy embossing powder for tree base and then Real Red embossing powder for the 2nd step of the tree. I then added the stars from the same stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and some rhinestones.

Here is the inside of the card: 
I used Emerald Envy ink for the sentiment and again Cherry Cobbler for the stars.

I really liked how the tree stood out and at first I was not sure of the Emerald Envy but have come to love it, especially with the Real Red on top of it.
Don't you just love how it sparkles!!!


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC422


This weeks color challenge with:


This one was a bit challenging, but I came up with a card that I thought fit this color theme. 

I used the Jar of Love stamp set for the jar ( popped up with dimensionals), flowers, sentiment and bugs, some washi tape from one of the paper pumpkins stash, peekaboo peach ribbon for the bow, Emerald Envy for the bugs lights, the greenery, Smokey Slate for the jar, Sahara Sand for the splotches from the Timeless Textures stamp set, flowers in Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, and all card stock is Very Vanilla. Since a jar needs a handle; I used some wire from stampin up (retired).
I just love this stamp set!