Friday, March 27, 2015

A Little Masculine #FM202

Good Friday morning!  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup and Breelin has an awesome sketch for you this week.  We hope you come create with us!
The week's Mash Up! Challenge:
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with a "Masculine Theme". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Masculine themed project using the Sketch".
I could not for the life of me figure out what I wanted to create with the sketch, so I kept it to just a masculine theme.  I also decided to play with a new stamp I got last month.  Its perfect for any masculine card.
I hope you have enjoyed my card this week.  Don't forget to leave some "love" and head on over to our main page and see what the other gals created for their challenge card this week.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic black, coastal cabana, silver foil paper, whisper white
Ink ~ basic black
Punch ~ mechanical part punch (had it a while, don't remember the name, LOL)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sprinkled with Contraband!!

Good morning, today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we thought we'd share a special non-traditional post with you.  It's "Contraband" day.  As you may know, SSINK is a blog that is 100% Stampin' Up!, but well some of us designers do like to play with our toys too.  So today we wanted to share projects using some of those other toys. 

One of my little sins, is My Favorite Things.  They do have some really cute stamp sets with matching dies.  One of my recent purchases was this cute little donuts and sprinkle stamp set and die set.  I also used one of the blueprint die sets they offer too.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ sahara sand, early espresso, very vanilla
Ink ~ early espresso
Stamp set ~ donuts and sprinkles
Misc. ~ donut die set, blue print die set
I hope you have enjoyed my contraband challenge card.  Leave some "love" and go see what the other designers created.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Best Mother Ever CYCI#62

Good morning!  Its Sunday and its the BIG day....I am up at this very moment getting ready to run my half marathon in Va. Beach for Shamrock!  Its also time for a new challenge at Can You Case It?  Come get inspired by our designers and come play along.

I am working on Mother's day cards so I have plenty to take to my sisters hair shop where she sales my cards for me.  This is a quick and easy one, but beautiful at the same time.
I love the butterfly basics stamp set and framelits we have.  They make any card lovely.  I stamped and cut one out in daffodil delight, matching my cardstock base and then cut one out in black and cut it in half the fit behind it, adding a simple layer.  I love the detail of the gold bakers twine and candy dots too.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, basic black and daffodil delight
Stamp set ~ butterfly basics, and many more
Misc. ~ gold bakers twine, brights candy dots, butterfly framelit set, spring flowers embossing folder

Friday, March 20, 2015

Peter Cotton Tail

Good Friday morning!  Today is the first day Spring, whoop whoop!!  Its also the day I'm headed to Va. Beach for the Shamrock Half Marathon and Dolphin challenge....wish me luck!  Today I am playing over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are we are sharing some Easter projects for you to get inkspired with.  This was one of the cute cards that my stamp club made this past weekend. 

I love all the details of the stamp.  It can be colored a lot of just a little.  We colored just a couple parts of the bunny and added a cute pom pom for his little bunny tail.  Another fun element with this card that everyone loved, was the small piece of chevron ribbon that I used off to the side along with the little punched out flowers.
I hope you have enjoyed my Easter themed project card.  Leave some "love" and go see what the other gals created! 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, calypso coral, coastal cabana, crushed curry
Stamp ~ happy easter bunny
DSP ~ best year ever (SAB item. Spend $50 and get it for FREE no thru the end of March 2015)
Misc. ~ calypso coral chevron ribbon, basic rhinestones, pom pom trim, paper doily, itty bitty accents punch set

#HappyBirthday FM201

Good Friday morning, this morning I am off and headed to Va. Beach to run in the Shamrock Half Marathon on Sunday and participate in the Dolphin challenge, which includes a 8K on Saturday morning.  Wish me luck!  But before I leave I want to share my challenge card for our challenge at The Friday Mashup!  Amy has a great color challenge for us.
This Week's Mash Up! Challenge: 
  • Create a project using Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate & Pacific Point. 
  • Create a project with a "See-thru element (window, acetate, vellum). 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the colors above and a see thru element". 

I recently purchase a new stamp set "friend request" and cell phone die cut set from a company that I like to buy from.  This was such a fun card to create.  Totally grungy and perfect for a teenager.  Just buy changing the colors, this could be for girl or boy!  I added a clear window sheet under the top layer of the phone and added some shaker elements.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, pacific point, rich razzleberry, smoky slate
Ink ~ basic black, pacific point, smoky slate, rich razzleberry
Stamp sets ~ gorgeous grunge, off the grid (SU!), friend request (MFT)
Misc. ~ sequins, cell phone die cut set, clear window sheet
I hope you have enjoyed my card for this weeks Friday Mashup challenge.  Click the link above to head on over to our main site for all details and the link up your creation.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lucky You CYCI#61

Good morning!  Today is Sunday and a busy one it will be.  I got up early to go run early with some friends as we start tapering down our miles for the Virginia Beach Shamrock Half Marathon next week.  I am so excited yet nervous too.  I have ran other halves but this one I am really trying to set a better PR for myself and with this race in mind, our challenge at Can You Case It? this week for St. Patrick's Day (shamrocks) came at a perfect time)  Come get inspired with our designers and play along with our Clean and Quick, St. Patrick's Day Edition challenge. 

This really is a card that you can create in 10 min. or under.  I started with a base of old olive (my favorite green) and cut a layer that measures 5"x3-3/4" and just added some torn strips of washi tape in random places.  I cut our three white hears and created this cute clover and used my stamp n' write marker to add some stiches.  I popped on an old olive green button to the center and scattered some gold sequins around. 
Supplies Used
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

All Things Flowers March BLOG HOP with SSINKspiration

Well its that time again.  Time to get our Blog Hop on over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  This month we are focusing on "flowers".  Just in time too, cause I think by now, we are all a little but sick of the snow and are ready for some warmer weather and the signs of Spring to come and what better sign, than those little pretty flowers starting to come up out of the ground.
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #8 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop -Dj's Stampin Place . If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I created this pretty Mother's Day card using the Crazy About You and the Petite Petals stamp sets.  Both are a cute accent to each other.  And you can't have a Mother's day card, without some added pearls.  I wanted to use soft shades, so I went with the colors of: crisp cantaloupe, lost lagoon and pistachio pudding.
I hope you have enjoyed my Mother's Day flower card.  Leave some "love" and head on over to our last stop on the Hop with Carrie at Carrie Stamps
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  2. Jenny G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  3. Wendy at Luvin' Stampin'
  4. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  5. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  6. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  7. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  8. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  9. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations are HERE!
  10. Carrie at Carrie Stamps
  11. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cheerful Critters

Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and our designers are sharing projects created with the super cute Cheerful Critters stamp set.  I love when we have stamp set focus days.  I feel its a great way to see many different ways to use just one stamp set.

My layout is pretty simple with the use of the DSP as a large banner, but in the end I just had to add some of the cute little pom pom trim and two cute little buttons. I also used my smoky slate and daffodil delight blendabilities to color in the Easter bunny.  (please note that at this time, SU! has turned off all ordering of the blendabilities until some issues can be worked out.  Please check back often to check on the status.  I can't wait for their return!)
Supplies Used
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lets Cas(e) It Color Challenge CYCI#60

Good Sunday morning!  Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend so far.  Today I am over at CYCI? and we are ready for an all new color challenge.  So go grab those colors and get creative!
As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you get to received the Stampin' Connection magazine that's full of ideas.  This was a card displayed in our March/April edition and I just loved the layout, so I thought I would Cas(e) it.

I just thought the little single banner coming across the front was just to cute.  I started with just a simple base of soft sky and stamped on some splatter using the grunge stamp set.  Next I cut a vanilla layer and rounded only two corners for my bird image, which I colored in wild wasabi and soft sky blendabilities.  To finish it off, I added a couple in color sequins off the side for a little added bling!
Supplies Used
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Friday, March 6, 2015

200th Anniversary Challenge #FM200

Good morning!  Today is Friday and we are so excited to be celebrating our 200th Challenge at the Friday Mashup and we want to say a Huge Thank you to all our fans who have supported us! In honor of our fans we are giving back with a 200th celebration Blog Hop and some Fabulous Prizes from Ellen Hutson, Newton's Nook, Lawn Fawn and more!
This week's challenge is Create a project using your TWO favorite Mashup Challenges together on one project!
We have Two very Special Guest joining in the fun... Sandy Allnock & Jennifer Jackson from Newton's Nook have both created Mashup's for us!

Head over to the Friday Mashup Blog for more Info and to Link up and Hop along or you can link up in the Inlinkz below.
These are the two challenges that I used for my challenge card.  I went with challenge #124 for the sketch and challenge #104 for the use of umbrellas.  I hope you will enjoy my 200th Anniversary Mashup card and you decide to come celebrate and play along with us!!!

I decided to pull out one of my new MFT stamp sets and play around with coloring with my Stampin' Up! Blendabilities. (please note, that SU! has turned off ordering of the Blendabilities at this time until they can get a couple details worked out better with this product.  Please check back often to see the status of them.  I'm looking forward to their return!)
Supplies Used
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Baby Clay Buttons

Good Wednesday morning!  Today I am over at SSINKspiration and we are sharing projects that somewhere on it use Stampin' Up!'s simply pressed clay. 
I hadn't used or played around with mine in a while, and had forgotten how fun it is to create fun buttons, flowers or really anything that your imagination lets you.  For todays project I created a cute little simple baby card and created one each of the three buttons using the Clay Molds.  After they had dried really good, I used my stampin' write markers of hello honey, crisp cantaloupe and pistachio pudding to color each one and attached them with a simple glue dot.
Thanks for stopping by, head on over to see what a couple of the others created using the clay.
Supplies Used
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Front Door Wreath #SSINKCC19

Good morning, its Monday and time for an all new color challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  We hope you get inkspired and come take on our challenge.  We love seeing new players and can't wait to see what you create with our color palette.

I will have to admit, these colors scared the daylights out of me.  I didn't know what in the world I was gonna do.  I walked over to my stamp cabinet and looked and searched for the perfect stamp set that would work for these colors.  Then it hit me, I would create a cute front door card as my base and use the Wonderous Wreath stamp set.  And it worked perfectly.  I used my pictogram punches stamp set to stamp tone on tone a few flowers and punched them out with matching flower punch.  The wreath in stamped in baked brown sugar to represent a kinda grape vine wreath.  I finished it off but stamping "happy easter" on a cute little banner to attach to the wreath.
Supplies Used
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