3/30/2014

It's raining flowers!

All winter we had snow and now yesterday and today here in PA...it has RAINED! 
So, when I began this card...I reached for blue and yellow immediately.
I wanted my card to be bright and fun!

Here it is...
supplies: cardstock- sugar (amuse studio); inks- white (colorbox), gelatos (faber castell) and white embossing powder (stampin' up);  stamps-handscripted and venetian background (amuse studio); dies- clouds (amuse studio); stickers- carolyn gavin (k and company).
I didn't have any glossy cardstock, so I just used regular.  If I would have used glossy, the color would have resisted the white embossing background more.  I tried to rub it off as much as possible with a paper towel.   That's as good as I could get it.  And then I added the flowers because that's what I wish would have been falling out of the sky today!

I got my inspiration from Lyndal Higgins at Muse this week.


I was inspired by the white on color and the vellum.
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Pretty Little Studio March Card Sketch


supplies: cardstock- blush and sugar (amuse studio); pattern paper-packaging from sandcastle stencil flashcards (pretty little studio); dies-tim holtz and spellbinders; stamps- woohoo for you (amuse studio); ink-bluck tuxedo (memento); embellishments- 6 (american crafts letters), little girls vintage tags (pretty little studio), blush ribbon (amuse studio)

My card was based off of this sketch at Pretty Little Studio for the month of March.
It is due by March 31st. 
A little while ago I ordered some grab bags from Pretty Little Studio.  They were full of embellishments from so many of their lines of papers.  I didn't order any papers yet, but I wanted to participate in this challenge and use some of the embellies that I got.  I love the vintage feel...and the cute factor of this company.  

Here is a close up of the front...

And I also decorated the inside too with what I cut off of the packaging paper.  
I did NOT waste any of that sandcastle packaging paper...lol!

It's great to make a card and know exactly who it is for! I know she will LOVE it!!!
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3/25/2014

A Friend Card

I signed up for the Clean and Simple Card Class.  Of course, I was so excited I watched all of the videos and the tips.  I just couldn't wait.  In time, I know that I will try each one of the new techniques that I have learned in the class! It was well worth the $.
So, along with watching the videos and then going over to the CASE Study Challenge Blog and seeing Joni Nina Andaya's card this week...it sent my head spinning!


And here is my card...
supplies: paper- white greeting card (paper studio), bliss blue (stampin' up), ink-lulu lavender, lilac posies, pear tart and summer sky and tuxedo black (memento ink); stamps- Inkadinkado;  die cuts- labels trio (spellbinders); ribbon - unknown

All I did was cut the label out with my Big Shot.  Then popped the label back in.  Grabbed my stamp set and my colors and went to work.  You just need to make sure that your cutout doesn't move.  This was my second attempt.  The first time I didn't allow most of the butterfly to be on the outside of the frame, so it looked funny.  You couldn't tell what the image was.  And I must admit I really didn't like it at all until I added the greeting.  That made it pop...along with mounting it on the blue cardstock and putting the polka dot ribbon behind it. 

And this is where I got my color inspiration for the card...over at Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog.


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Hope you are having a great week!

3/23/2014

Welcome Spring!

supplies: paper-white greeting cards (paper studio); ink-watermelon, seattle, ocean and fern (amuse studio); foam letters- american crafts; ribbon- amuse studio; stamps- forest friends (stampin' up).

This card was a lot of fun to make.  For once I think I knew when to stop. LOL!! 
Also, I think it's the first time I ever used this stamp set!  I stamped over half of my page using all the colors from the colour Q challenge this week.


I also was inspired by the continuous stamping and the word hello...over at the Muse Card Club with Marion Vagg's card.


Here's a close up... 
I popped the little owl up with a pop up dot.  The colors and the animals remind me of spring! I think I am saying Hello to spring for sure!!!

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3/17/2014

FMS 127, cQc 232, and Fusion Card Challenge 6

Can't believe how fast last week went by and now the weekend is over! This storm has my head hurting! I can't wait until it starts snowing here in PA, so that my headache will begin to subside.  I forced myself to get into my studio and play a little...hoping it would make me feel better!
Have you seen the challenges out there?! 
With all those great challenges, you are bound to have some fun!
I can't believe that I am combining three challenges for this card.  
(My mind usually doesn't think like that)

A color challenge...Colour Q Challenge Blog


And I was inspired to use the stamp because of the picture at the Fusion Card Challenge


Here's my card...
supplies: papers-pier (crate paper) and follow your heart(my mind's eye); ink-black tuxedo(memento), gelatos (faber castell); stamps-super sweet and stuck on you(unity stamp company) and short sayings (stampin' up)

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Have a great one!

Muse...Therese Calvird

I loved the simplicity of this card by Therese Calvird at Muse right now!
So I decided to try it out! I was inspired by the bicycle and the card sketch.

Here's my card...

supplies: paper-summer fresh(simple stories); ink-tuxedo black(memento ink); stamps-enjoy the ride (amuse studio) and itty bitty be yourself cosmo (unity stamp company)

I tried to create a little bit of texture on the pattern paper by cutting out the banners and placing them on top of the others.
I decided to leave it black because of the banners and tag that were already on the pattern paper.  It was very difficult for me not to color it, but the more I look at it...the more I like it!

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Have a great one!



3/06/2014

Seize the Sketch #15

Loved this sketch over at Seize the Sketch.
  Check them out! It is a biweekly sketch blog!

Here's my card...
supplies: paper- white greeting card (paper studio), atlantic (studio calico); ink-french roast and blush (amuse studio); stamps: grow into spring(unity stamp co.); embellies: metal pin (dear lizzy american crafts) and chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon (stampin up).

Here's a close up...
I had a feeling that the rabbit would fit over the words for the background square hatched stamp(both from Feb 2014 unity stamp of the month kit) and I was right! Woot! Woot!  I popped the little rabbit up to create some texture.  And put the metal pin on to give it a little pop of color.  I am so ready for spring! 

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Muse Challenge #57

Vicki Dutcher is the guest Muse over at Muse Card Club.  This was her inspiration card.  Isn't it beautiful!? Love the simplicity of it, the colors and the chevrons!

Here's what I came up with...
Of course, it didn't photograph as well as I would have liked it too.
And I had to keep adding things.
supplies: paper- kraft greeting cards (paper studio), ink- charcoal (colorbox); bubblegum, seattle and coffee (amuse studio), sunkissed peach glimmer mist (tattered angels), stamps- grow into spring and  super sweet and stuck on you (unity stamp co); embellishments: material from gelatos kit, wahi tape (michaels) and button (stampin up).

Here's a close up...
I cut the scallop circle with my spellbinders die.  Love it!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog had a great sketch up this week.  I had some computer troubles this morning, so I am not able to link it:(!


I also used these colors from The Card Concept
You have until March 17 at noon (PST) to link your card up there!

Here is my card...
I would say it is Clean and Simple!:)
 supplies: papers- for the record (echo park) and greeting cards (paper studio); ink- tuxedo black (memento) and watercolor pencils (faber castell); stamps- be owl mine (unity stamps co.) and essential greetings (amuse studio); embellies- green and white twine (divine twine).

I know this Unity Stamp set is meant to be a Valentine's set, but I thought the hearts on the branches looked like little shamrocks.  

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3/04/2014

Case Study Challenge #180

I waited until almost the last possible minute to complete this challenge , but it doesn't mean that I wasn't thinking about how I could make it work in my mind.  Danielle Flanders has been the Muse this month and wowsers her stuff is very inspiring! 
My inspiration was the color yellow and the use of the frame.
But first...I must admit...I finally took the plunge and joined the Unity Stamp Company monthly stamp club.  I just couldn't resist any more!

Here was February's stamp set...

and I can hardly wait...
Here is March's stamp set...
You can get it here.

So...see what I used to make my card!
Here's what I came up with...
supplies: paper-white greeting cards (paper studio) and atlantic (studio calico); ink- lido (amuse studio), black (color box), tuxedo black (memento) and gelatos (faber castell); stamps- grow into spring Feb 2014 Kit of the Month, Be Owl Mine (unity stamps co); stickers: pillow stickers Carolyn Gavin (k and co)

And a close up...
I stamped the background stamp in lido (yellowish mustard color) then stamped over top of that color with the black color box pigment pad so that the words would stick out.  I just put dots on the butterfly and then colored them with my watercolor aqua painter.

I got a WOW, that looks nice! from  my 14 year old son tonight when he came to ask me to sign his math test.  That was so sweet of him!  I actually really like how it turned out too!

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See you soon and happy creating!

3/02/2014

Celebrating 200 Posts Winner!


And the winner is....
Maryann Daniels said...
I enjoy following your blog. Love your colorful crafty ideas. Can't wait to see what you post next.