Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dynamic Duos ... getting Eggy!


Happy Saturday everyone.. I hope this Auto Post works for me today because I will be away from my computer until tomorrow. I get a little Mommy time away.. Whoo Hoo! It's Saturday and that means time for a new challenge at Dynamic Duos... It's a  "Subtly Yours" week and we're using the colors Wisteria Wonder & So Saffron.. and of course if you don't have these colors in your stash you are welcome to use any similar colors from another brand. I also used the current sketch from MoJo Monday


I decided to create an Easter card, but I didn't really have any Easter sets to work with. I think I only own one.. eeek!! I do however have these cute Balloon Die Cuts (Simon Says Stamp) that I thought would make perfect eggs and they did!!! 


I started with a White card base and then I added 2 layers of SU DSP in So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder. Then I die cut 3 Balloons and trimmed off the ends to create the egg shape. I colored them with a Blending sponge and So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder ink. 


I used some Stencils (Heidi Swapp) to create the dots & chevron patterns on the eggs. I cut a banner from a piece of white card stock and stamped "Happy Easter" using a Alphabet set ( Lawn Fawn). Then I added a piece of SU Stitched grosgrain ribbon along the So Saffron panel...too cute! 


Head over to the Dynamic Duos challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week.. The challenge will be open until Thursdat @ 12pm PST. We can't wait to see what you create with these fun colors. The MoJo Monday Linky will close on Sunday @ 12pm MT. 


Thanks for stopping by.. I hope you are having a great weekend so far! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dynamic Duos #97


Well I'd like to say I'm excited it's Saturday but it started snowing in the wee hours of the morning and it's still going strong.. I was so ready for it to be gone and looking forward to Spring. This is the Winter that will never end..lol

It's time for a new challenge at Dynamic Duos and while we had a bit of nice weather I was able to get outside and take a few photos of a my cards. This week it's "Bold & Cheery" and we're using Melon Mambo & Tempting Turquoise.


I have a few stencils in my craft stash that I've been waiting to play with and some embossing paste. So I broke them out and got started. I added a few drops of Melon Mambo reinker to the embossing paste (non SU) and created a shade of Melon Mambo and used it with a Chevron Stencil (non SU).. This was my second time playing with this and it's definitely something I will need to practice at..lol


This is my second version of this card actually... I wasn't super happy with the first one, my crafting OCD took over. Once I let the background dry I added it to a Tempting Turquoise card base and then I created a banner for my sentiment and I stamped the friend from a My Paper Pumpkin set in Melon Mambo. Then I die cut the Hello (non SU) 5 times from Tempting Turquoise and layered them for height. I adhered them with pieces of dimensionals.


I really like the way this came out.. It's different and I love the texture you get with the embossing paste. I wanted a little sparkle so I added a few rhinestones as well and viloa!


I'll go ahead and show you my first one I created..lol the paste is a little darker and there was a weird empty spot it in upper corner.. I don't know I just wasn't happy with it. It was still cute though... Head over to the Dynamic Duos Challenge and see what the other Design Team members created this week and Link up!! The challenge will be open until Thursday @ 12pm PST.


Thanks for stopping by!!! Happy Stamping! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stampin' Celebration! #77 We're feeling Spring!


It's April 1st and time for a new Challenge at Stampin' Celebration! I've taken over the reigns there and we have a few new Design Team members and a Fresh New Look! 

We're celebrating all month long using the following Inspiration photos! 


You can use the Flowers, the colors the Bunny etc.. Sky's the limit!  I went with some of the colors and the Bunny. My card didn't come together to easy though. I must of  created 5 different cards with the tag I created and nothing was working. 


I ended up with a very non traditional Easter card..lol and I think it's time for me to hide the Gorgeous Grunge set for a bit! I created the tag using a piece of Watercolor paper and my Aqua Painter and Inks. I also used some Masking Fluid to cover the Bunny image so I could color it a different color and keep the tail white. 


I added some So Saffron ink to the background of the Tag and splashed on some Chocolate Chip ink which I also used to color in the Bunny. I added some Dazzling details to the tail and the action line. I stamped Hoppy Easter onto a piece of scrap White and created a Banner. 

The card base is white and I added some Chocolate Chip images from Happy Watercolor and Gorgeous Grunge  and a few in So Saffron from Gorgeous grunge as well. I sponged the edges of the tag and card base and added some Gold Sequins as well. The tag has a piece of Early Espresso Stitched Ribbon and some White Tule on it. 

Head over to the Stampin' Celebration! Challenge blog and see what the other Ladies created.. The Challenge runs until the 27th of April. We'll have a Mid-Month Sketch challenge as well on the 15th. 

Thanks for Stopping by! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

MDSM60 We're Changing things up!


Happy Monday everyone!!! It's time for a new challenge at MDS Monday.. This week our Hostess is Beth and she's created a great Card Sketch for us.. You can also use it to create a scrap page if you'd like. She's also asking us to Change the color of an embellishment on our project.. I love all the fun things you can do with MDS! 


Someone is going to have to take these Splatters away from me STAT!!! I'm using them on every project it seems! I changed the color of the heart embellishment on my card. 



Head over to the MDS Monday challenge Blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun sketch and play along with us.. The challenge is open for 2 weeks! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

MDS Supplies Used:
Background
     Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

Embellishments
    Paper Buttons - embellishments/2010-2012 In Color Paper Buttons - poppy parade heart (re-colored) Color = REAL RED 199,44,58
    Baker's Twine/Baker's Twine - White knot
    Brads/Crushed Curry - brad
    Brads/Crushed Curry - brad
    Brads/Crushed Curry - brad

Stamps
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 4, Color = 253,197,56
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 3, Color = 255,198,65
    Moments Ago/Moments Ago - you + me, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49

Punches
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Wonderfall - designer series paper/Wonderfall - 1
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Wonderfall - designer series paper/Wonderfall - 8
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Wonderfall - designer series paper/Wonderfall - 10
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Wonderfall - designer series paper/Wonderfall - 7
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Wonderfall - designer series paper/Wonderfall - 4
    Labels & Tags/Lots of Tags - shape 4, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dynamic Duos & Freshly Made Sketches!


Whew am I glad it's the weekend and it seems Spring may be in the air... although I won't get too excited we will get a few more snowfalls here I bet before Summer hits! 

It's time for a new challenge at Dynamic Duos.. This week we're using Gumball Green and we get to pick the other color.  I choose Melon Mambo for my other color and I'm using the new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.




I used the set Field Flowers, this is one of those sets I had to have and then I think I've used it twice..lol I guess we all have a set or two like that in our stash right?  I started with a Whisper White card base and then I added a panel that I stamped the flowers onto and trimmed with the scalloped ribbon border punched from Gumball Green. 


Behind the flower panel I added a piece of Melon Mambo DSP and then some Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon. For the sentiment I stamped it in Melon Mambo and punched it out with the small oval punch and then a second one in Green that I matted the words with. 


I stamped the flowers onto a piece of Whisper White in Melon Mambo and cut them out and adhered them with some dimensionals. I really like how this came out, the clean crisp look of the white card base with the Green and Pink is so pretty! 

Head over to the Dynamic Duos challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created and link up.. The challenge will be open until Thursday @ 12pm PST. The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is open until Monday @ 12pm PST. 

Thanks for stopping by... Happy Stamping! 


Friday Mashup #153 Looks like Mardi Gras!


It's time for a fun new challenge at the Friday Mashup and it's looking like Mardi Gras over there. Sara's our hostess and she has a fun Color challenge for us.. We're using Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi & Perfect Plum. The Mashup is to create a watercolor effect with your Aqua Painter or Blender pen. 


I'm having a ton of fun created Watercolor backgrounds these days.. I used my Aqua painter and inks in the challenge colors to create my background on a piece of watercolor paper and then I spritzed it with some Vanilla Shimmer. 


I created a Daffodil Delight card base and added a layer of Wild Wasabi as a mat for the Watercolor panel. Then I die cut 2 balloons ( Non SU product), one in Wild Wasabi & Pale Plum DSP. Then I added some White Baker's twine and a bow made from a piece of Stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon. I coated the Baker's twine with some crystal effects so I could twist it and have it keep it's shape.


I die cut the Happy Birthday Sentiment (Non SU) from some Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the Balloons. Head over to the Friday Mashup Challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun color combo! The challenge is open until Wednesday @ 6pm EST... we hope you will join us! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

'Tis the Season Lucky # 13!!


It's Thursday and that means we are one step closer to the weekend!!! Oh and a new challenge at 'Tis the Season... It's a Sketch week and this is a fun one! 


I went digital again using MDS for my card.. I'm having a lot of fun playing more with this software! 


I stayed pretty close to the sketch, I like that you can still see the sketch but it's not exact. My card base is White but I added some Splashes of Very Vanilla all over the back which is what created that Snow look. 

Head over to the 'Tis the Season Blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week. We hope you'll join us... the challenge is open for 2 weeks so there's plenty of time to play along. 

MDS Supplies Used:
Background
     Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

Embellishments
    _Designer Kits/Jingle & Joy - embellishments/Jingle & Joy - label 1
    _Designer Kits/Jingle & Joy - embellishments/Jingle & Joy - holly
    _Designer Kits/Jingle & Joy - embellishments/Jingle & Joy - happy holidays
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones/Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone small
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones/Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone large
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones/Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone small
    Taffeta Trimmings/Taffeta Trimmings - medium bow calypso coral

Stamps
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 4, Color = VERY VANILLA 254,249,232
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 4, Color = VERY VANILLA 254,249,232

Punches
    Borders/Chevron Border Punch/Chevron Border Punch, Fill Color = 168,217,197    
 
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