Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #279

Last night's card was made for the following Sweet Sunday Sketch #279. I loved the round shape to highlight the focal point, and the banner is perfect for a sentiment.

The only trouble I had was that I knew I wanted to use a doily, but that a whole one wouldn't fit on an A2 card, so I cut it in half.

The DSP is from Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Petals. The card stock colors are Wild Wasabi and black. The flowers are from a set called Poppy Birthday from Verve. Also from that set are the little dots on the background. The sentiment is on a hand-cut banner using Stampin' Up's Endless Birthday Wishes stamped in black. The ink for the poppies is Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride.

Thanks, Sweet Sunday, for another round of inspiration!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Circle Punch Rainbow Card

I created this card using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and Stampin' Up! paper, with one exception.

The colors are Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mamba, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and now the exception, Bazzill Easter Grass, and Tempting Turquoise.

The font is from Stampin' Up! Watercolor Words, stamped in Memento Rose Red, which pretty much matches Melon Mamba.

It's a fun and easy card that can be used with many color schemes. I'm thinking of making one in blues and another in browns for masculine birthday cards.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Two Challenges In One!

This is my first attempt at making one card for two challenges!

The challenge #68 over at Addicted to CAS was to use chevrons. And while I don't have a chevron stamp, this paper was perfect.

The second,  Challenge #134 over at CAS Colours and Sketches was the following sketch, which I just love:

The paper for the flower is all Stampin' Up! The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Sweet Birthday set. The die set is Sizzix #557690 called Flower Layers and Leaves.

And the sequins were a great deal at fifty cents for a whole little bag from Walmart.

Thanks to both CAS Colours and Sketches and Addicted to CAS for a two great challenges! You really keep the creativity flowing!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 278

I just love the sketch that Sweet Sunday gave us for challenge 278. I think it's the versatility of the round element on the top. So many possibilities!

Here's my supply list:

Stampin' Up Kinda Eclectic
Unity Devoted Stamp Set
Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango
Stampin' Up! Basic Black
Stampin' Up! DSP Everyday Chic
Memento Ink Morocco
Memento Ink Black
Copics YR04, YR15, YR18

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fab Friday Challenge 68

Over at Fab Friday the challenge this week was to use the following sketch:

I knew I had just the right flower, but I had to make the card a little bigger than usual to fit it all in. I made this one an A6, which is 4.5 x 6.5, perfect for a card for a really special friend. The supplies I used are:

SU! Soft Suede Card Stock
SU! Early Espresso Card Stock
Paper-Papers Speckled Card Stock
SU! Hardwood Background Stamp
MFT Chalkboard Greetings
1950's Doily (Yard Sale Find)
Misc. Flower (from Michael's)
Mini Flowers (from Hobby Lobby)

Thanks, Fab Friday for inspiring me to make the following creation, and having to use my envelope maker for this larger card will make mailing this extra special!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nacho Average Challenge #149

Some much-needed inspiration came from Nacho Average Challenge Blog today. Their Challenge #149 provided the following sketch:

I started with the ribbon because I don't have a great selection on hand. When I found the black grosgrain I knew it would be perfect with my new Stampin' Up! Everyday Chic DSP.

The stamp is from SU Nature's Perfection. All other items are Stampin' Up! too!

Thanks Nachos for another great challenge!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Quick & Easy Anniversary Card

Needing an anniversary card quickly, I didn't have time to buy a cool stamp, so I went looking for a digital one and came across these adorable sheep from this etsy site.

I downloaded it and added my own sentiment then colored it with Copics.

It's amazing to think that I can buy a graphic from someone in Bulgaria and within an hour I can have a card in the mail to my parents!

Verve Birthday Poppies

Here's a card I just made with a great Verve set called Poppy Birthday. I love puns, so the title of this really appealed to me, but more than that, I really love this set. The sentiment is just one of several from the same set.

I used Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar inks. The papers are miscellaneous pieces from my stash. I love how the gold really sets off the card too. I just stumbled upon that one.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Saying Goodbye To Operation Write Home

Today I'm mailing my last batch of cards off to Operation Write Home. It's really a good thing that they aren't needing as many cards anymore because fewer of our service men and women are deployed. Still, it was great to have them as an organization to send card to, and they really appreciated them.

This patriotic one is made from Stampin' Up!'s Painted Petals, and the sentiment if from OWH's line in Hero Arts.

I really love the look of this one, and am hoping that someone, somewhere will to! Blessings to Sandy as she starts a new chapter in her life!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gold Sheltering Tree

This design came from my stamp class here in Kenneth City. My demonstrator has such great ideas that I would have never thought about doing. This is one example.

She had us mask off a square using large Post-It notes, then we sponged on a light background and stamped the tree and leaves. After we removed the Post-It notes, it left a framed image that I just love!

We finished it off with twine and sequins. Thanks Dawn, for a great card!

Almost A Challenge

I made this card for a challenge, but just before I was ready to upload it, I realized it was almost exactly like another one in the lineup! Same set, same butterfly. Oh well.

The stamp set is Butterfly Basics from Stampin' Up! It's stamped on 110# card stock from

Next time I'll be more careful before I design a card, but at least I now I have a nice card to send to someone, and that's more important than a challenge anyway!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mojo Monday Challenge 404

This challenge came at a perfect time. Usually all my cards are A2's, just because of habit I suppose. But this week's Tall and Skinny Challenge is perfect because I need to mail a check to my SU demonstrator. And while a check will fit in an A2, the size of this challenge is perfect. The only thing I had to do is make a custom envelope, which I love doing anyway!

To the left is the sketch we were given. Julee suggested taking the circle off the card, which worked perfectly to show off the Stampin' Up! DSP English Garden. Complimenting that is Always Artichoke and Blushing Bride card stock. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set titled Watercolor Words.

I really had a lot of fun with this and like the finished product. Sometimes I can feel some pressure when making a card for my demonstrator, but I think this one is demonstrator-worthy. Thanks for a great challenge Mojo Monday!