Thursday, March 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #280

I love the simplicity yet versatility of this challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

There were so many things I could have done, but I chose this tea cup and pot
from a set I love from Fiskars. (I don't know the official name of the set, but I bought it from Michaels years ago.)

I colored the pot and cup with Copics. And to give the card a little more interest I  cut a base from a Sizzix die and embellished it with white enamel dots from Stampin' Up!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SIP Challenge 91-Andrea's Birthday

The challenge this week over at Stamp, Ink, Papers is to create a birthday card in honor of A design team member's birthday. Easy enough!

I made my card with Close To My Heart's "Lovely Birthday" set. The inks used are:

Memento Bamboo Leaves
Memento Lilac Posies
Stampin' Up! Flirty Flamingo
Stampin' Up! Peakaboo Peach

The card stock is Stampin' Up!'s Old Olive.

What I really love about this card are the clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Because they're clear, they take on the color behind them. So in this case, it looks like I have three different color sequins when I only have one.

Well I hope Andrea had a great birthday yesterday! And I hope whiever gets this card will like it as much as I do!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #314

What a cute challenge they have over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week. The two little tags at the top of the card make for such an interesting card. The extra challenge was to include baby animals, which I did, although they're pretty small.

I used a Hero Arts set called "Spring Hello" by Lia Griffith. Then used a variety of inks from Stampin' Up! and Memento until I found the look I wanted. The ribbon is from Michaels and the embossing folder is from Darice.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday Stamps 148 & Fab Friday 108

Having some leftover die cut and stamped pieces on my craft desk made the choice for this quite easy. It all started over at Fab Friday's Challenge 108 where you had to use the beautiful palette below. I just love the Peakaboo Peach with the Calypso Coral.

The second challenge this card is entered in is over at Sunday Stamps,
where the challenge is to use this sketch on the right.

Putting them bith together I came up with my card. The flowers are from My Favorite Things set called Bold Blossoms. The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti called Easter Blessings. I simply love this set because it contains four great Easter sentiments that can be paired with any Spring stamps you already have.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Fab Friday Challenge 108

I just love this color combo challenge over at Fab Friday 108. What a great combo for the first day of
Spring! I just got this new set of stamps and dies from My Favorite Things called Bold Blooms. When I saw this challenge I knew it would be a perfect fit!

The sentiment is called Wonderful Favorites from Stampin' Up! I've used this set for years. It makes family cards so much more special, as it did for my sister-in-law's birthday this week.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

An Eclectic Wild About Flowers

I'm not too wild about how the bottom of this card turned out, but I love the top part. I'll have to let ot go for tonight and I'll learn from my errors and do better next time!

Supplies are:

Stampin' Up! "Wild About Flowers"
SU! "Kinda Eclectic"
SU! Papillon Potpourri
SU! Inks

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #312

I love the angle on Challenge 312 over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. It's not one I would have come up with on my own, so once again I'm grateful for challenges!

My supply list is:

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Words
Papertrey Hibiscus Burst Ink
SU! Peekaboo Peach Ink
Memento Pear Tart Ink
SU! Dimensionals
SU! Candy Dots

Thank to everyone over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stampin' Up!'s "Thoughts and Prayers"

I had fun making this card using an oval die to accentuate the tree; then doing some double-stamping to line the trunk up on two colors of paper. It was really easy, and I like the layered look a lot. The dark brown edging is from Stampin' Up's "Finishing Touches."

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sunday Stamps Cottage Colors Challenge

What a fun challenge they have this week over at Sunday Stamps. Their challenge, SSC147, is to use the color palette shown. I pulled out my Stampin' Up! pads and came up with the following colors:

Crumb Cake
Pear Pizzazz
Pool Party
Island Indigo, and
Tangerine Tango

The Stampin' Up! set "Best Birds" has been on my craft desk waiting to be used, so I thought I'd be able to pull off this color combo with this set.

After stamping the images, I did a little coloring with Copics E00, E33 and B00.

The paper is Speckletone True White from

There are so many wonderful cards in this challenge, and I love seeing everyone's creativity. Be sure to visit their blog and maybe play along!

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Stampin' Up! "So Very Grateful"

Even though I'm not a fan of coloring,  this is one of my very favorite sets. I love the clean lines and how easy it is to make something beautiful with it. Here I used various Copic markers and placed the piece on Stampin' Up!'s Everyday Chic DSP.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #89

Once again I'm so grateful to have a challenge make me pull out a bunch of supplies that I don't often use, and this week is no exception. When I first saw this challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper my first thought was a wreath. I really want to buy some of the new spring wreaths many companies have, but for now this older image from Hero Arts will have to do.

My supply list is:

Hero Arts Flower Wreath
Stampin' Up! Cucumber Crush Ink
Tombow Marker Color 173
Tombow Marker Color 793
Tombow Marker Color 743
Sentiment from Michaels (unsure of exact brand)
Banner Die from Technique Tuesday
White Ink & Embossing Powder from Michaels
Pink Patterned Paper from Michaels
Zigzag Side Die "Edgelits Finishing Touches" from SU!

Thanks Justin, and guest designer Sue Plote, and everyone else over at Stamp, Ink Papers for a fun challenge! And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge 311

First order of this post is to say "Happy 7th Birthday" to Try Stampin' on Tuesday! And happy anniversary CherylAnn!

Challenge 311 is a sketch challenge, and the bonus was to use check or
gingham, which I love. So after digging through my box of patterened
paper, I came up with not one but two that went into this project.
The first is Red Gingham from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby's brand).
The other grayish gingham is from Pebbles Front Porch.

After that I chose the set "Devoted" by Unity Stamps for the house and sentiment. The colored Copics areBV29, W3, W5, R35 and R20.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and thanks TSOT for a really fun Challenge!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Retro Rubber "Cross My Heart" Challenge

This card was made especially for Retro Rubber's "Cross My Heart" Challenge (RRCB55).
I do love so many of my retro stamps, but when I saw this challenge I realized I didn't have any hearts. We moved a few years ago, and sadly I sold a lot of my stamping supplies. Anyway, this set is one of my favorites, and I'm glad I was able to create a card containing a heart, even though I didn't have a heart stamp! Here's the supply list: Stampin' Up! Flower Fancy (2009) Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Everyone (2015) Memento Inks: Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Lulu Lavender, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves SU! Ink: Wisteria Wonder Tombow Markers: 055 & 133 Ranger Glossy Accents Ranger Stickles in Star Dust SU! Dimensionals Thanks so much to everyone over at Retro Rubber for a great challenge!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #81

When I saw that Stamp, Ink, Paper's Challenge #81 was to create a black and white card with a pop of color in my email box this morning and found my new Stampin' Up! Set in my mailbox this afternoon, I knew It would be a perfect match! The stamp set, Custom Tee, is from the new Sale-A-Bration catalog. The DSP is from Stampin' Up! too. The strip of red patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn. The Memento inks are Tuxedo Black and Love Letter. I made this card for my hubby who, since he has been losing a lot of weight, wears suspenders every day. I think he'll love it on his birthday next week!