Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Celebrate!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


To celebrate the Curtain Call's third anniversary, the Celebrate challenge will run the entire month of July!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I am so thrilled to say that I am a new member of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge design team!   I am so honored to join a group of amazingly talented stampers!

For my card I pretty much just recreated the look from the inspiration photo.   I kept the card CAS.  I have been loving this style lately.   I started with some smooth white card stock for my base.  I layered a blueprints 15 stitched frame.   I die cut several of the same size balloon stax die namics in shades of pink lemonade, lemon drop, blu raspberry, and wild cherry.   I used the direct to paper (DTP) technique with versamark on the balloon tips.  I sprinkled on some gold embossing powder and used a watercolor brush to brush away excess.  I heat embossed.  I used versamark to go over the tops of the balloons to add richness to the colors.  Next, I tied on some thread and created my balloon bouquet.   I used MFT Celebrate Big stamp set and stamped the word "CELEBRATE" several times in hybrid black licorice ink with the aid of my MISTI   for a deep rich inking. I finished my card with a few clear sequins. 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Celebrate Designers

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

June's PTI Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday!  I have a card to share.  I am playing along with June's Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop! 


I pretty much just recreated the look since I think these shoes are the cutest.

I used PTI Super Stripes stamp set. I stamped it in smokey shadow ink to create the background.  For my flowers I layered two of the Scribbles die to create the white flower.  I used one of the scalloped Friendly Flowers die to create the orange flower.  I die cut two and stamped both with Feather Finery to create some texture.  I topped it off with a terracotta stitched button.   I used Lovely Layers  stamp set and dies to create the leaves.   I stamped the sentiment from Friendly Flowers in hybrid black licorice ink.  I finished with some black and white iridescent sequins.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wishing You...

I had a few moments to get crafty today!  I am playing along with this week's VLV Weekly Sketch Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.  I have a card to share using some products I received from the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Win!  I received some beautiful goodies from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I thought I would use some of my new beauties on today's card.  Thank you so much, Sharon!

I started with Pebbles Cottage Living paper pad.  I love the colors beautiful subtle toned patterns in this collection.   I layered a few of the patterns to comply with the sketch.  I added a section of a paper doily from my craft stash.  I used Verve's newly released Flourish Tag die.  I stamped the sentiment from Verve's Wishing You stamp set.  I stamped a light colored heart behind the sentiment from Verve's More Than Love stamp set.  I added a My Mind's Eye On Trend coral heart.   I added a seam binding bow from Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection and topped it off with a Petaloo Botanica Minis  coral flower.  I finished my card with a clear gem stickpin and some clear gems.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Thank You!


 Happy Saturday!  I finally got a chance to get crafty this afternoon.  I have a card to share.  I am playing along with Colour Me and Freshly Made Sketches.  I just love these colors.  


For my card I am using  started with MFT smooth white and kraft.  I die cut the kraft panel with blueprints 23.  I stamped the fine linen background in natural ink.  I chose to create the bouquet in the center offset slightly by the sentiment in the upper left corner.  Once again,  I gravitated toward MFT Watercolor Flowers stamp set.  I used the coordinating die namics and stamped the flowers using a mixture of sno cone, summer splash, and berrylicious inks for the blues and grape jelly and lavender fields inks for the eggplant tones.  I used jellybean green and sour apple inks for the leaves.   I arranged the flowers using some foam mounting tape for added dimension.  I stamped the sentiment from You're the Sweetest stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in hybrid black licorice ink.  I finished with a few iridescent sequins.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Birthday and Welcome Baby!

I am popping in with a couple of cards to share.  For the first card I am playing along with MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge , The Color Throwdown,  and Just Add Ink.

 I started with MFT smooth white and blu raspberry card stocks.  I created my sentiment panel by using Blueprints 20 stitched frame cut twice using blu raspberry and smooth white.  I die cut the blu raspberry panel with one of the ride the wave die namics.  I used my MISTI for perfect placement of the sentiment from Wavy Greetings stamp set using razzle berry ink.  I stamped the blu raspberry using Happy Birthday background stamp in blu raspberry ink and popped up using foam mounting tape.  Next, I die cut and stamped You're the Sweetest popsicles.  I used razzle berry ink to stamp some raspberry flavored popsicles. I finished with a few sequins and loose thread. 

Welcome Baby!

 For my second card I am playing along with The Sweet Sunday Sketch 
and Casology.  I needed a baby card for a colleague.

I started with smooth white card stock.  I used blueprints 13 stitched frame.  I stamped the panel with snowfall background using lemon chiffon ink.  I layered the sketch elements in the center using the stitched circle from blueprints 18 for the stitched circle and star.  I used Tag Builder 3 for the scalloped pierced frame.   I used MFT Beautiful Baby for the sentiments.  I used the MISTI again for perfect placement of both the sentiments.  I finished the card with a few sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!