Monday, October 20, 2014

A Very Bunny Birthday!


My Birthday card stash is still at 0 ..lol I make them and hand them out. I really need to get a stash going. Today I have a cute card using the Wild Rose Studio Bunny with Cake image. Isn't this the cutest bunny ever? Cute but wow I must of started coloring this image about 10 different ways and nothing was working. 


I went with watercolor paper and distress inks and after several more attempts it came together..lol And it's so cute! 


This is going to be a short post today.. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio "Bunny with Cake".
Ink: StazOn Black, Distress Markers. 
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor paper, Chocolate Chip & So Saffron Card Stock (SU), Chocolate Chip DSP (SU), Pink Striped pattern paper ( DCWV The Basics Stack).
Extras: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (SU), 1 1/4" Circle punch (SU), Large Scallop Border Framelit (SU), Enamel Hearts "Date Night" (Chickaniddy Crafts) & 1/2" Corner Rounder (EK Success).

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FM182... Galaxy Technique!


This week at the Friday Mashup I'm your hostess and I have a super fun technique for us to try. We are doing the Galaxy Technique and we are creating cards for a friend. This is a fun technique using inks or paints to create a Galaxy look to your background. 


I created the background on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper.. I used the side with the texture. Using several different Distress Inks I created the background and dried it with my heat tool. Once it was dried I added some spritz of white acrylic paint and a few spritz of silver. 


I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn in VersaMark and embossed it with some White and Silver embossing powder as well as a few stars from the same set. I added a few Rhinestones as well. The card base is White with later of Black card stock and a strip of Silver Glimmer paper. The background came out great.. but I'm not super happy with my card layout. But overall it's pretty cute! 

Head over to the Friday Mashup Blog and see what the other Design team members created with this fun technique.. I love how everyone's backgrounds are different! The Challenge will be open until Wednesday @6pm EST. We hope you will join us! 



Friday, October 10, 2014

One Layer for 'Tis the Season..


Happy Friday!!! There's a new challenge over at 'Tis the Season and this week we are using a sketch! I decided to go one layer with my card.


I pulled my color combo from the Color Coach and used Costal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate... Not a palette you'd like of for Christmas. But they are so pretty together with a pop of Silver! 


I created a Smoky Slate base and then I added a layer of Whisper White that I stamped the Snowflakes onto in the colors listed above. Then I added a piece of Silver Twine and some Sequins and Rhinestones to tie in more of the Silver! 


Easy card and you could easily make multiples of these for the Holidays. Head over to the 'Tis the Season Blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fund Sketch! 

Supplies
Stamps: Endless Wishes (SU)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate (SU)
Inks: Costal Cabana, Calypso Coral & Smoky Slate (SU), Archival Ink ~ Jet Black (Ranger)
Extras: Rhinestones (SU), Sequins (Michael's), Twine (retired SU)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

it's Thursday already??????

Man... have I had a crazy busy week.. I don't think I've had more then 30 minutes to myself for anything.. I'm going to try to get this post done in between prepping for dinner.. Ack!! 

So, Monday was the start of a new Challenge at MDS Monday.. My project was up over there by I didn't get a chance to post it here.. I'm the hostess this week and I'm challenging everyone to use an pre-made template and make it your own. 


So I took the below Sunny Day Designer template and changed it up ...


Such a fun cute page.. I love how bright and cheery the colors are! This is another great thing about MDS.. if you aren't sure about where to start you can always use these pages as a jumping off point. 

Head over to the MDS Monday blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week.. The challenge is open until Saturday @ 12pm EST! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


MDS Supplies used:
Background
     Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Sunny Day - designer series paper/Sunny Day - paper 1

Embellishments
    _Designer Kits/Sunny Day - elements/Sunny Day - cloud 2
    _Designer Kits/Sunny Day - labels/Sunny Day - label 9
    _Designer Kits/2013 SAB Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - stitching 2
    _Designer Kits/2013 SAB Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - stitching 1
    _Designer Kits/Sunny Day - elements/Sunny Day - cloud 1
    _Designer Kits/Sunny Day - elements/Sunny Day - cloud 2
    _Designer Kits/Sunny Day - elements/Sunny Day - cloud 1
    _Designer Kits/Sunny Day - elements/Sunny Day - cloud 1
    _Designer Kits/Sunny Day - elements/Sunny Day - cloud 2
    Staple & Stitching/Staple
    Staple & Stitching/Staple
    Brads/Lucky Limeade - brad
    Brads/Melon Mambo - brad
    Brads/Pacific Point - brad
    Brads/Old Olive - brad
    Brads/Pumpkin Pie - brad

Stamps
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - journaling, Color = CRUMB CAKE 179,161,131
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - journaling, Color = CRUMB CAKE 179,161,131

Punches
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

Monday, October 6, 2014

World Card Making Day Recap!


This past Saturday was World Card Making Day and I was creating all day.. I'm finally getting a chance to post my projects. I followed the Winnie & Walter Blog and followed along with a few challenges.. here are 3 of them, I  still have a few more to finish!


First Challenge up Was: On Trend Cameras 

Lea challenged us to use Cameras in our project. I don't own any Winnie & Walter Stamps I only have a few of their Digital products.. So, I used some Stampin' Up! products in my stash for this one.


This card was so hard for me..lol But I think it came together. I added some grunge to the sentiment area tying it in with the pattern on the DSP. I wanted this to be a masculine card so using some more of the pattern papers I added a couple of banners and cut out some chevrons from the patterns.


Supplies Used
Stamps: Sassy Salutations & Gorgeous Grunge (SU)
Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla & Flashback DSP
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Soft Sky & Basic Grey (SU) 

Up next Vanessa gave us an Inspiration Challenge: 


I may have spent way too much time on this card..lol 


I stamped the woodgrain onto a piece of chocolate card stock and embossed it in white. Then I added a little of the white ink and some chocolate ink around the edges. I added the geomatric pieces indiviually, sponging each of their edgges with the same color as the papers. Then Once I had them in place I traced the edge with a chocolate marker to make them stand out more. 


For the sentiment using my Silhouette I cut out the Hello from the Winnie & Walter Digital Big Bold & Happy set. Once I had it in place I added some Clear Wink of Stella and then covered it in some Glossy Accents. A few Rhinestones and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins to finish it off.. I really like the final product. 

Suplies Used
Stamps: Woodgrain Background (SU)
Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah), Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride & Crisp Cantaloupe. (SU)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Blushing Bride & Crisp Cantaloupe (SU).
Extras: Big Bold & Happy Digital cut files (W&W), Sequins (PPP), Glossy Accents (Ranger) Clear Wink of Stella (Zig), Rhinestones (CTMH), White embossing powder (WOW). 

And finally Gayatri gave us a Color Challenge! 


Another card that took awhile..lol 


I created an Ombre' wash on a piece of Watercolor paper using Blushing Bride & Crisp Cantaloupe inks. Then I added some Gold splatter to it and heat set it. Once it was dry I stamped a few Snowflakes in Blushing Bride, Gold & Crisp Cantaloupe. 

Then I die cut the Christmas from the Winnie & Walter Holiday Mint Cut files.. this was a Project Life style card. I embossed over it with some Gold embossing powder and then I glued the word Christmas to a piece of Vellum I cut into a Banner. I adhered that over the main panel and added a piece of Blushing Bride card stock with Very Merry stamped on it. 


To finish it I added some Gold and Crisp Cantaloupe Sequins... This is so pretty in Real Life. I'm off to work on a few more challenges.. all the challenges are open until the 11th of Oct so there's still time to play along! 

Supplies Used
Stamps: Endless Wishes (SU)
Card Stock: Watercolor Paper (Strathmore) , Crisp Cantaloupe, Blushing Bride & Vellum (SU)
Inks: VersaMark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Blushing Bride, Gold (SU) 
Extras: Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder (SU), Holiday Mint Cut files (W&W). 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

FM180.. We're Rolling, Rolling.. Rolling!


Happy Friday.. Time for a new challenge at the Friday Mashup. This week our hostess Lynda has a fun sketch for us Mash'd up with the Marble Rolling technique. If you've been around stamping for awhile you know it if not it's a fun way to create a unique background. You can find a link to a tutorial on the Friday Mashup Blog. 


I created a fun Halloween card using Lawn Fawn's Spooktacular set. I rolled the marbles in Black & Pumpkin Pie inks to create a patterned panel. I felt it was a bit too bold for my images so I added a piece of Vellum card stock over it to soften it up some. 


I colored the images with Copics and added some Clear Wink of Stella to them... I also added some Glossy Accents to the pieces of candy. I adhered everything dimensionals and hide some additional dimensionals behind then to adhere the vellum. 



This came out super cute.. this is a great Halloween set! Head over to the Friday Mashup Blog and see what the other Design Team members created with the sketch and this fun technique. 

Supplies
Stamps: Spooktacular (Lawn Fawn) 
Card Stock: Vellum, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU) & Neenah Solar White 80lb
Inks: (Memento) Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight (SU) & Copic Markers.
Extras: Black & White Twine (Michael's), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Wink of Stella Clear pen (Zig), Stampin' Dimensionals (SU)


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween for SC88!

Well I'm a few days late with my post for Stampin' Celebration! Sorry about that.. I had a very busy few days and no time for much of anything. This week at Stampin' Celebration! we have a fun Inspiration challenge for you and we're celebrating Fall!! I choose the fun Pumpkins or Halloween photo to use for my inspiration. 


I created a fun Halloween card using My Digital Studio. I love how you can alter and add so much character to the Stamps in MDS.


Head over to the Stampin' Celebration! Challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this great Inspiration and we hope you will join us! 

Thanks for stopping by!

MDS Supplies Used:

Background
     Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29

Embellishments
    Sara's Sequins/Sara's Sequins - lime green
    Sara's Sequins/Sara's Sequins - lime green
    Sara's Sequins/Sara's Sequins - lime green
    Sara's Sequins/Sara's Sequins - lime green
    Sara's Sequins/Sara's Sequins - lime green
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones/Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone small
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones/Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone small
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones/Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone small
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones/Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone small

Stamps
    Spooky Bingo Bits/Spooky Bingo Bits - rip, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits/On The Go/On the Go - cloud, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits/On The Go/On the Go - cloud, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    Spooky Bingo Bits/Spooky Bingo Bits - haunted house, Color = 0,0,0
    Spooky Bingo Bits/Spooky Bingo Bits - sad pumpkin
    Spooky Bingo Bits/Spooky Bingo Bits - happy jack 'o lantern
    Spooky Bingo Bits/Spooky Bingo Bits - rip, Color = 0,0,0
    Teeny Tiny Wishes/Teeny Tiny Wishes - happy halloween, Color = 0,0,0

Punches
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Nite Owl - designer series paper/Nite Owl - pattern 8
    Labels & Tags/Decorative Label Punch, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = SMOKY SLATE 180,176,173
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BARELY BANANA 255,237,153
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BARELY BANANA 255,237,153
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BARELY BANANA 255,237,153
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BARELY BANANA 255,237,153
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BARELY BANANA 255,237,153
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = BARELY BANANA 255,237,153
    Basics/Medium Oval Punch, Fill Color = DAFFODIL DELIGHT 255,211,92
    Basics/1.25 Circle Punch, Fill Color = DAFFODIL DELIGHT 255,211,92

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