Monday, September 26, 2016

Best Fishes

I have another version of yesterday's card.  This time I followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches found HERE.  I had to turn the sketch and mirror it to make it work for my fishies!  

STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish, SU Vertical Greetings, Back to Basics Alphabet, On Your Birthday
INK: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Mown Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, Versamark
PAPER: Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Vellum, cold press watercolor paper
OTHER: Decorative Dots EF, Clear EP, White EP, Crystal Effects, Hero Arts Goldfish dies

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Goldfish Friends

This card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Global Design Project found HERE.  The card concept was inspired by the challenge at Tic Tac Toe Challenges found HERE. I used the middle row, Friendship/Blues and Greens/Ink Blending. 

STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish, SU Endless Birthday Wishes, SU Endless Thanks
INK: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Mown Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean
PAPER: Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Vellum, cold press watercolor paper
OTHER: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Decorative Dots EF, Clear EP, Crystal Effects, Hero Arts Goldfish dies

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Clean and Simple Fall

I have a super quick, clean and simple, fall card for you. This card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday found HERE. I'm also submitting this card for the clean and simple taste of fall challenge at The Paper Players found HERE.  And finally, I'm trying out another challenge site new to me.  It is Retro Rubber Challenge Blog (found HERE) and their requirement is to use at least one stamp that is older than a year. I'm using the Sheltering Tree stamp set from 2015 and the Lots of Thanks stamp set from 2013-14 catalog. 


STAMPS: Sheltering Tree, Lots of Thanks
INK: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
PAPER: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
OTHER: Triple Banner Punch, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Colors for a Happy Couple

Do people still write thank you notes?   I hope so because here is a cute card set I made for a new bride to write her thank you notes.  Her outdoor wedding was filled with sunshine and beautiful colorful flowers and since "Happy Colors" is the challenge at Sunday Stamps, I thought these cards fit the theme quite nicely. You can see the challenge HERE.  

STAMPS: Falling Flowers, Brushstroke Alphabet
INK: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
PAPER: Whisper White Notecards, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Window Sheets
OTHER: May Flowers Framelits, Rose Garden Thinlits, Deco Labels Framelits, Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon, Brothers Scan-n-Cut, Champagne Glimmer Paint

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thank You Fall

I'm back again trying to get in a few more cards before my mother-in-law comes to visit for a week.  I love having her here but she is not a crafter so I will not be in my craft room very much next week.  So, here is another card I will be offering at my next card buffet.  This card is "cased" from a card I adore from Nina Marie Design.  I changed it to fit a fall theme and it fits in perfectly for a few challenges this week. First is the challenge at Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges found HERE.  I went with the right hand column of sequins-thank you-fall theme.  The second challenge is at Stampin' Royalty found HERE and the challenge is fall themed.  The third challenge is at "Just Us Girls" found HERE.  The challenge is to use sequins.  Speaking of sequins, did you notice my sequins look a bit different?  Well, I wanted to use gold sequins and the only ones I had were flat ones strung together in sequin trim.  I much prefer the look of cupped sequins, rather than flat, so I ran my sequins through an embossing folder to give them some texture.  Kind of strange, kind of fantastic!


STAMPS: Genty Falling, Crazy About You
PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, Brushed Gold (why did Stampin' Up stop selling this!) Canson Cold Press watercolor paper
INK: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Versamark
OTHER: My Favorite Things Words of Gratitude dies, Gold EP, Gold Sequin Trim, Vintage Wallpaper EF-on the flat sequins

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Try Stampin' Paisley

I was very excited about this stamp set in the beginning but I have to say I have found it a bit challenging to many pieces!  This is my first attempt and I'm happy with the end result because of this great sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday found HERE.  The Paisley panel was a bit labor intensive because of the coloring but the rest of the card came together quickly.  I do think next time I color the paisley I will switch to Copic Markers so I have more even coloring.  

STAMPS: Paisleys and Posies, Lots of Thanks
INK: Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Delightful Dijon
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Pool Party Coordinations, Petals and Paisley DSP, Copper Foil Sheets
OTHER: Paisley Framelits, Copper EP, Pear Pizzazz Candy Dots, 3/8" Delightful Dijon ribbon 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Trick or Treat Bag

Just a quick post to get in this submission for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. You can find the challenge HERE.  I know I need to get started on my Halloween treat holders so I used the card sketch to make this treat bag. The bags are the perfect size to give a microwave popcorn bag as a treat.  

STAMPS: Spooky Fun
INK: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray
PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Black Glimmer Paper, Halloween Night Specialty DSP
OTHER: Tag-a-Bag Gift Bags, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Halloween Night Bakers Twine, 2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/8" circle punch, White Library Clip

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Tall and Skinny Wonderful Wings

Time flies when it's summer!  Now that school is back in session and life is back to a routine, I hope I can get back to stamping regularly.  Although I have not been stamping as much, I have been shopping and I have a desk-top full of new products to play with. I stamped this card for my sister-in-law in Florida and I used the sketch from Mojo Monday challenge found HERE.  I also used the challenge theme from Stamp, Ink, Paper this week which is "Wonderful Wings" found HERE.

This card is the "tall and skinny" size called for in the Mojo Monday challenge, 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". I thought the flamingo fit, very well, with the tall and skinny theme!

This card was made in the standard A-2 size, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo, SU Vertical Greetings
INK: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black
PAPER: Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo,Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Vellum CS, I Am Me DSP
OTHER: Whisper White Satin Organza ribbon, Clear sequins