Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's all about the Gold!

Happy Sunday.. Time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and a new Sweet Sunday Sketch! I combined the two for my project today. This week at Sunday Stamps we are using the colors Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green & Gold. This is a great color combo for Fall! 

I stamped the Roses in Rich Razzleberry & Blackberry Bliss and the leaves are Garden Green. To add some more Gold I  heat embosses some Gold splatter behind the roses. 

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum paper and heat embossed it with Gold. To adhere it I used tiny dots of Mono Mutli behind the sentiment and a glitter enamel dot on the bottom corner. 

Head over to the Sunday Stamps Blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this great combo!!! The challenge is open until Oct 3rd @6pm EST. The Sweet Sunday Sketch is open until Friday @ 10pm MST. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Gorgeous Grunge (SU) & Bunny with Cake (Wild Rose Studio) 
Card stock: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Gold Glitter & Whisper White (SU).
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green (SU) & VersaMark.
Papers: Vellum & Garden Green DSP (SU). 
Extras: Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy (SU), Mildred "With You" Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye) 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Mashup with a Freshly Made Sketch!

Happy Friday Y'all!!! It's time for a new challenge at the Friday Mashup and this week our hostess Tara has a fun challenge for us using Vellum and Stitching! I recently reorganized my craft area and it's a major improvement.. especially since i can get to my sewing machine now!!! 

To get this started I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week and after I created one card and I decided to make two!! This is a greta sketch Ladies!! 

I created my card base but stitching a piece of vellum card stock to a piece of DSP and then I added some Sequins inside before stitching it all the way around on this first card. Then I die cut a balloon from some Pistachio Pudding and adhered it to a white panel matted with some Crisp Cantaloupe. I die cut the Birthday from some Gold foil paper and then decided where to stamp the "happy" & "to you" from the Endless Wishes set in Calypso Coral. To finish the card off I added some Gold Cupped and flat sequins to the outside of the card as well. 

I created this second card the same way changing the colors up.. I used the Gold Soiree Specialty DSP for both cards and pulled the colors from the paper. This one has a Calypso Coral balloon and Garden Green stamped sentiment. 

This card doesn't h ave sequins inside the vellum area I just added some of the flat back ones to the outside. I really like the gold with the Green color. 

Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week.. The challenge is open until Wednesday @ 6pm ESt. The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is open until Monday @ 12pm PST. 

Stamps: Endless Wishes (SU)
Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah), Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral & Crisp Cantaloupe (SU). DSP Gold Soiree Specialty (SU), Vellum paper & card stock (SU) & Gold foil paper (SU).
Ink: Garden Green & Calypso Coral (SU)
Extras: Happy Birthday & Balloon Dies (SSS), Flat Gold Sequins (SU), Cupped Gold sequins (craft store)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thank You for the Mashup!

Well I'm really late with this week's Friday Mashup card.. I actually had it done but I didn't get a chance to get this post typed up. Oh well better late then never right? This week our hostess is Heidi and her Daughter created a fun sketch for us and is asking us to Mash it Up with leaves on our project. 

I die cut one of the leaves from Autumn Accents Bigz Die and stamped with with a leaf from the Wonderfall set using the Rock N' Roll technique. Then I sponged the edges. Pretty easy card.. I struggled with it though, I think It was too simple for my style.. Ha Ha 

The Friday Mashup Challenge ends tonight at 6pm EST.. So there's time to join us! 

Stamps: Wonderfall & Four You (SU)
Papers: Retired DSP (SU), Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake card stock (SU)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Extras: Autumn Accents Bigz Die & Circle Framelits (SU)

Colour Me 38.. RV we there?

It's time for a new Color Challenge at Colour Me... I'm having so much fun being the Guest Designer this month.. Loving these combos! This week we are using Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron & a Neutral. This is such a pretty color combo.. I paired Grey with it as my neutral, well and a bit of white. 

I stamped the camper onto a piece of watercolor paper with some black ink and colored it in with my inks and an Aqua Painter. Then I added a tiny bit of Perfect Pearls to some water and gave the image a wash. It's hard to see in the photo. My sketch is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #236.

I stamped the clouds with the same ink and then I matted that watercolor piece onto some grey and added it to my card base. I've had these enamel hearts in my stash and they were he perfect color and accent! I left the sentiment off the front and added it to the inside of the card. 

The Colour me challenge is open until Monday @ 12pm EST... We hope you will join us! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supply List:

Stamps: Go Camping Occasions (CTMH) 
Papers: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron & Basic Grey cardstock.(SU)  DSP ~ I am me (SU), Watercolor paper (Strathmore) 
Inks: VersaMark, Ranger Archival Black, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Smoky Slate (SU) 
Accessories: Perfect Pearls (Ranger). Aqua Painter, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (SU), Large Scallop Framelit (SU) & Enamel Hearts (Chickaniddy Crafts) & White embossing powder (WOW)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Creative Blog Hop!

Happy Monday Y'all I hope you had a great weekend! We headed South 2 hours to visit with family for the Grandfather's Annual Fish Fry. It was great to see family and hang out for a few hours. I really wish we didn't live to far away from everything so we could do it more often. 

Today I'm participating in the Creative Blog Hop.. I was nominated by my friend Lisa at Snowy Moose Creations. This is a Fun Hop for the crafty community to help us get to know one another and maybe find a new blog or craft we may like.  Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog and get to know her a little more. 

Part of the hop is we are asked to answer 4 questions to learn a little more about us... 

What am I working on now? Well my desk is a hot mess and I'm behind on a few projects. I'm currently working on or starring at this project I started for the Friday Mashup. 

How does my work differ from others in my craft? I'm not sure you could say how it's different. I think as paper crafters we all have our own unique take on projects. Some are Clean stampers, some like a lot of embellishments etc.. I guess you could say I'm a little of everything. I can make a clean card and then the next time go all out with lots of sequins and texture. I like to try new technique and I'm a product junkie..I want to try it all and I want it all.

Why do I create what I do? I've been into Art most of my life, I was always doing something related to art growing up and it was my favorite subject in High School & college. I used to draw all the time and then I discovered stamping and fell in love with it. It's like the adult version of I needed something to keep my sane while my husband was deployed in the Military and I got back into Stamping while living in Hawaii and never looked back. 

How does my Creative process work? It's chaotic I usually start with a sketch or a color combo I want to try and then I find a stamp use with it. Or I will start with the stamp and color then create around that piece. See, I'm all over the place! on occasions I have these pieces that just don't want to come together and I will rip it apart and start over and change things and then finally.. It will all click and come together. 

Now that you've learned a little more about me.. I'm introducing you to 2 of my crafty friends and in Real Life Friends.. Tsoniki (Tess) & Terry. 

My friend Tess CrazyBull is a fellow Navy Wife and Quilter. We became great friends online in a Military spouse chat and then we met up when I moved to WA state and we've been inseparable ever since! She makes some amazing Quilts! You can see more of her work on her blog Me Being Crafty

"Hi I'm Tsoniki maker of quilts, beadwork, and cute kids. I'm currently living in France, enjoying cheese and delicious pastries.  I'm very thankful for technology, colored pencils, graph paper, the ability to make at least one good friend in every city I move to, and my great kids. I have more WIP (work in progress) projects than I'd like to admit, but part of the joy in creating, lies in the planning. "

My friend Terry Blais and I have been friends since 2004. She adopted me into her Stampin' Up! group when I first moved to WA state and she is one of the most generous people I know, and she loves stamping as much as I do. You can see more of her work on her blog Goin' Over The Edge.

"I started stamping shortly before joining Stampin' Up! as an independent demonstrator 12 years ago. With little kids at home, stamping gave me a creative outlet and was something I could do in bits and spurts. I enjoy creating one-of-a-kind cards to send to my family and friends. I also sell them in an antique mall downtown. It's fun and it makes everybody happy!"

Terry & Tess will be jumping into the Hop next Monday the 22nd.. so be sure to stop by and get to know them more and see who they are introducing us too! 

Have a great Monday.. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

You color my World!

One more post for tonight.. I was playing around with a few new Digital Stamps I've downloaded.. this cute Unicorn is from 2 Cute Ink on Etsy. Sorry the photo's not great, I took it inside on my desk. 

I have a Pacific Point card base with a layer of Daffodil Delight card stock and a piece of Lawn Fawn DSP. I printed the image out and colored it with Copics and then I added some Salty Ocean distress ink to the background. 

I matted it with some Pacific point card stock and added some Black Baker's twine and a few mini rhinestones. And of course some clear Wink of Stella!! I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Starry Backdrops in VersaMark and embossed it in white. 

I'm entering this into the 2 Cute Ink Challenge. This week it's anything goes! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend! 

Welcome baby with Tiddly inks!

My scheduling is messed up and I'm having trouble getting my photos to load so my Friday Mashup card will be posted over the weekend. Ya, Gotta love Satellite internet! (NOT!!) 

I needed a baby card for a friend and when I saw this cute Tiddly Inks image I knew it was perfect and I could get in some more Copic practice. I printed a few of the Baby images out, setting it up in my MDS software and set it aside to drive for a few hours. I colored the image in using Copics and then I die cut it with the Circle Framelits.

I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch this week for my layout... This is a fun Layout and will be going into my stash for future use. I'm also using the colors from the challenge over at Tiddly Inks. I pulled the Yellow & Green. 

My card base is Neenah Solar White with a layer of Daffodil Delight and a piece of Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade Paper. I added a panel of Wild Wasabi that I embossed with the Stripes folder. The orange piece is the back side of the flower pattern paper. To finish the card off I added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
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