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!
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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!


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Busy, Busy...


I have been busy making Christmas cards for the season. I just love this stamp set, Snow Swirled (retired) and the snow flakes from the Snowflake Soriree.







Monday, August 15, 2016

August Team Share and a sneak peek from the Holiday Catalog!!

Michelle sent us these items to use for our team share and they are from the new Holiday catalog!!!
Isn't this exciting!!!

She sent us a piece of DSP from the Petals and Paisleys (double sided)and two die cuts from the Halloween Scenes Edgelits all from the holiday catalog.




This card is a z fold card, some also call it a double z fold card

Cardstock used is Very Vanilla and the copper foil is new in the holiday catalog. The leaves are from my stash and the sentiment is from the retired set Day of Gratitude.
 
 
You can start ordering from the new catalog on September 1st. Hope you enjoy the sneak peeks:)
 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stamp ink Paper Challenge #60

Stamp with Amy K posted a card she created for this challenge and it is simply gorgeous!!!
 And... it is from the new Stampin Up' Holiday Catalog:) 

Now on with the challenge!
The challenge is to create a card using these colors. The colors did not have to be exact because they want everyone to have a chance to join in. Since I have Stampin Up' products I chose to go with:
Elegant Eggplant
Lovely Lilac
Brushed Silver

Here is my card, I used the new Jar of Love on page 75 of the annual catalog for my card.
I stamped the jar on acetate in white stazon ink (stazon is a permanent ink for plastic), the jar lid in the Brushed Silver card stock and stamped in Memento black the lid, I then stamped the water for the jar in Marina Mist, the gold fish in Summer Sun (retired). I then stamped the lighting bugs aka fireflies in Memento Black  and then with Cucumber Crush I colored in their "lights". I then cut three circles to add behind them in Cucumber Crush and added a Wink of Stella to them so they would "light" up. I then stamped Hello Friend in the corner in memento black. I used the matching framelits dies to cut out the jar, lid, water, fish and fireflies.
I hope you enjoyed this card. (sorry if the pic is a little fuzzy)




Saturday, July 16, 2016

July Team Share

Michelle challenges each month with a new product. This month she sent us a piece of gold satin ribbon, flowers from the Flourishing Phrases and a 4 X 5 piece of DSP of pop of pink.
Here is the card I created with a few of the elements. I have enough to create another card and I will post it when I get it done. 
I used an acetate sheet to make the card, the insert is very vanilla.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independance Day!

I hope everyone is celebrating the 4th of July with family, friends and an awesome cookout. If you are celebrating with fireworks, please be safe and lastly THANK YOU! to all our veterans who have served and our serving to keep our country safe.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Merry Monday #211 {Blue,Gold, White/Silver}

Merry Monday is having a challenge before they take the summer off. They are wanting you to create a card using blue, gold, white and or silver.


Here is the card I created for it:

I used Island Indigo, silver cardstock, gold ribbon and stamped my images on white cardstock. I used Island Indigo for the tree and sentiment. I then embossed it with the retired iridescent ice. I wish Stampin' Up would bring it back.

Stamps I used are Snow Swirled-tree and Solemn Stillness- sentiment.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Today I won some blog candy!

I follow a lot of craft bloggers from Cricut, Silhouette, DCWV to Stampin' Up demo's. They Stampin' Up demos are the nicest people to share their ideas and their passion for Stampin' UP. Every now and then they do giveaways and today I won one of them.
I won the  June Blog Candy Give Away Paper Pumpkin Kit !


Please stop by Patty's Stampin Spot and check out her cards and leave her a comment that you stopped by:)


 



Saturday, June 18, 2016

Lovely as a Tree

This is the popular stamp set from Stampin' Up. I watched a video from Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie. She showed how to make a beautiful sunrise. Here is my version of it:



I used So Saffron as the card base, the mat is Pink Pirouette. Whisper white card stock for the stamping of the trees. I used gold embossing powder for the tree bases and the trees themselves are embossed with Fall Splendor. Sorry my pics are dark but in person it is really pretty. The background is what Fenchie showed how to create. The ink I used is So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Pistachio Pudding. Black memento ink for the Thinking of You (Sincere Salutations stamp set, retired 2005) and a piece of pink ribbon across the top.



Sunday, June 12, 2016

June Team Shares

This months team share involved the new Fox Builder. Michelle sent us a punched out fox that we would put together, Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine and a piece of the new dsp A Little Foxy.


Here is what I created with these pieces:


I used pool party for the card base and smoky slate for the center frame and used dimensional's to pop it up and the same for the fox. I used tangelo twist to color some of the fox, a black pen to create the eyes and etc.. I then used smoky slate ink around the frame and added pearls to each of the 4 corners.

On the inside I added a verse and used Happy Birthday from the Butterfly Basics in pool party:


Is anyone singing this song?,,, LOL!!

 I hope you enjoyed this month's team share. Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by:)




Friday, May 27, 2016

New obsession!! Corner Fold cards

I have become addicted to these corner fold cards, they are a quick card you can make.
 
You can find this my searching "corner fold card."
 
Stamps I used are:
Timeless Textures
Botanical Blooms bundle
Butterfly Basics bundle
Toxic Treats (retired)
Lovely Romance (retired)
Lotus Blossom (2015 sale-a-Bration)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Saturday, May 14, 2016

May Team Shares

Michelle gave us another challenge. This here is a sneak peek of what is to come in the new Stampin' Up Catalog.
The elements she sent us were Banner image from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Playful Palette DSP. I also use Perfect Blend stamp set.

I used Bloom love and Butterfly basics stamp set for the inside and the hearts on the banner.

See how the card pops up for the hedgehogs from the Love You Lots Hostess Stamp Set.

 
Hope this sneak peek of what is to come in the new catalog has you wanting for more!
 
 


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope all Mothers, mothers to be and to those who have lost their mother  but are thinking of them, I hope it is a blessed day!


Here is a couple of cards I made, the pink one is for my mother and the yellow one is for my mother in law.


 I used blushing bride card stock and ink with dsp paper: love blossoms, card base is crumb cake, stamps are Rose wonder for the verse and Butterfly Basics for the flower and this is also stamped inside and a white pearl in the center of the flower and some shimmery twine.

I used daffodil delight as the card base, old olive and used the stamp set Timeless Textures with old olive ink to stamp flourish and Butterfly Basics with Timeless Texture for the center strip in old olive, hello honey, daffodil delight and so saffron (love when I can design my own dsp), add some gold twine and rhinestones.