Friday, October 31, 2014

Stampin' Celebration & Halloween Treats!

We'll I'm officially a week late posting my card for Stampin' Celebration! Once again just not a lot of time to write up a post. A new Inspiration challenge started on Monday and I love the colors in these photos! 

I pulled from the colors and the pink roses for my project. 

I used the FTL311 sketch as well.. 

My card base is Pool Party and then I created the wood background by stamped the Hardwood background 3 times in Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate and White off setting it a little each time onto a piece of crumb cake card stock. Cut it into strips and sponge the edges of the strips. I placed them onto the card base and trimmed them off. 

I stamped the roses in Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride and fussy cut them. The leaves are stamped in Wild Wasabi & Pear Pizzaz. I stamped the sentiment across the background in Chocolate Chip and added a few Sequins. 

The Stampin' Celebrations Challenge is open until Friday Nov. 7th @ 9pm EST. Head over and see what the other Design Team members created with the Inspiration Photos above. We hope you will join us! 

Lastly today I have a cute little Halloween project I made for my son's class. 

I made 23 of these little Matchbook candy holders. The Holder measures 6 3/4 x 2 1/4 .. Score @ 3, 3 1/4 & 6 1/4. I used a staple to hold the candy in and create the flap. They were time consuming... but he loves handing these out and he's getting older so their won't be many more times to create these for him. 

Hope you all have a Safe and Happy Halloween!! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

ME & FMS159!!!

I had a chance to play along with the "anything goes" challenge again at Mamma Elephant & Me... I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches along with the set "Up and Away".

I created a white card front that I embossed with the Large Stitched Rectangle die from Lil' Inkers and then I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner. And adhered that piece to a Pacific Point card base. Then I created a square panel and added some Salty Ocean Distress in to create a sky background. I die cut the clouds from the Landscape Trio die set. 

I stamped the umbrella in black ink and then the bunny onto a piece of scrap white along with a second umbrella image. I added a black matte to the sky piece and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I colored the bunny and top part of the umbrella with Copics and fussy cut them out. I adhered the bunny with some dimensionals and paper pieced the umbrella. To finish it off I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and clear Wink of Stella to the bunny's belly, nose & umbrella. Once it was dry I added a few white dots to the umbrella with a white gel pen. 

And the best part, this didn't suffer the fate of a puddle... Ha Ha!!! 

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge ends today (Monday) @ 12pm PST.. You still have time to play along.. The Mamma Elephant & Me challenge ends on Oct. 28th. 

Thanks for stopping by.. Grab some Coffee and get Crafty!! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pastels for 'Tis the Season w/ Arctic Penguins!

Holy Cow, how is it Saturday already? This week has flown bye and I've been crazy busy.. with no time to do anything. A new color challenge started at 'Tis the Season on Thursday... we're using Pool Party, Pink Pirouette & So Saffron. I love using Non Traditional Color for Christmas. 

I'm also entering the "Anything Goes" Challenge at Mama Elephant & Me. When I first saw these Arctic Penguins I was all over it!!! They are just so cute.. and perfect for anytime of the year! 

Unfortunately I'm using a cell phone picture I took right after I created this card.. Because when I went outside to take a photo a few days later it had just stopped raining and a gust of wind came along and blew my card into a puddle. Oh how I cried!

I created a sunset background using some distress ink and Pool Party ink from Stampin' Up! Once I had the background on I stamped the ice using Black ink and then I stamped the sentiment from another new set from Mamma Elephant called Jolly & Merry. 

Then I stamped the penguins on a separate piece of card stock and added some color with Copics as well as some color to the pieces of ice. Then I fussy cut the penguins and attached them to the ice. I created a white card base and matted the focal piece with a piece of Black card stock and attached it with dimensionals. Once the card was all assembled I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I stamped the sentiment from Jolly & Merry onto a banner shape I created with white card stock. 

To finish the card off I added some Glossy accents to the ice. So much work went into this card, you can see why it was so sad it was all smeared from the puddle.. Ha Ha 

Head over to the 'Tis the Season challenge and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun combo.. The challenge will be open until Tuesday Nov. 4th. The Mama Elephant Challenge is open until Oct. 28th 

Thanks for Stopping by! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Very Bunny Birthday!

My Birthday card stash is still at 0 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 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! 

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:
     Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Sunny Day - designer series paper/Sunny Day - paper 1

    _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

    _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

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