Thursday, August 30, 2012

PPA141 - Bordering on Romance

The Pals Paper Arts is having a darling sketch challenge created by the talented Margaret Moody, PPA141. Click here to go directly to the challenge to see all of the beautiful inspiration. 

Here is mine below:
Love these Window Label Framelits so had to try something with them along with one of my favorite embossing folders: Chevron and stamp sets: Bordering on Romance. Sentiment comes from the set: Fabulous Phrases and the Word Window Punch is perfect for this small saying.

DSP is also a favorite of mine: Twitterpated. As always, Stampin Dimensionals were used under the framelits and under the 4 x 4 Marina Mist Cardstock. Last but not least Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon completes the card with some little pearls for assistance. Finished card measures 5x5. Hope you enjoy and have fun Creating!!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Merry Monday #30 - Guest Designer

Today is Monday which means another fantastic challenge over at Always Playing with Paper, with a new Merry Monday sketch #30 design by Lesley Croghan.

Once again, I'm excited to be a guest designer for this week's challenge and would like to thank Lesley for having chosen me as a winner in July giving me this opportunity for today's Challenge #30. Check out the rest of the design team and the beautiful Christmas inspiration.

Here is mine:
I just can't tell you how I adore this paper set: Snow Festival. I'm not even close to using up the pack and already want another one. For the sketch, I decided to flip it and work from there. For this card, I thought and thought to focus on a Christmas card that would be easy to duplicate and so I went for a simple and clean look.

Believe it or not, this card has no stamp sets involved and only DSP, gorgeous Chevron embossing folder, little cardstock (Cherry Cobbler), and Basic Pearls. Basically, there are 2 sheets in the pack that come with 16 (3x3) cute little images like this per sheet, which are all different.

Of course my favorite, Stampin Dimensionals were used under the main square focal point. Hope you enjoy and have fun creating!!

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

FMS 49 - Betsy's Blossoms

Design Team member Jen Mitchell over at Freshly Made Sketches is the hostess for the week who created this cute square sketch with lots of circles to play with. If you would like to join the fun, you can click here to go directly to the challenge.
 
Here is mine below:
Pulled out the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set to see what I could come up with for this challenge and used all of the new In colors 2012-2014. 
 
Stampin Dimensionals were used under the (Summer Starfruit) bird. Added a sentiment from the set: Fabulous Phrases along with the Word Window Punch.

Cardstock used was Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, and Whisper White. For the ribbon, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Primrose Petals. The Scallop border was created by using the new Large Scallop Edgelit

For the final touch, I added little rhinestones to the flowers and little bird. After I finished the card, I realized no DSP was used and only cardstock, colors, and ribbon to complete this card. Hope you enjoy and have fun creating!!

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Merry Monday #29 - Delightful Decorations

So happy that the weather was not outrages yesterday, which allowed me time to play in my craft area and have fun again. Also, get back on track with my favorite challenges again. This one is for Merry Monday Challenge#29 designed by Lesley Croghan over at Always Playing with Paper.
 
This challenge is perfect for getting a head start on Christmas cards. If you would like to join, Click here to go directly to the challenge. It ends today, Sunday, at noon (pst). As I said, I'm now playing catch up time.

I will say this is my favorite paper from the Holiday Catalog called: Snow Festival and so many cute choices to pick from. I'm sure you will love this pack.

Used the set: Delightful Decorations in Cherry Cobbler and punched it out with the matching Ornament punch. Layered behind is another favorite punch of mine, the Decorative Label punch and a 2 1/4" circle in Old Olive.

Ribbon is the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Whisper White along with a Vintage Faceted Designer Button. Added 2 little basic pearls in the center to emphasie the button look.

Last but not least used the Snow Burst embossing folder and Stampin Dimensionals under the Ornament and under the circle. Hope you Enjoy and Have Fun Creating!!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

FMS48 - World Treasures & Comfort Cafe

Design Team member Tui Nathan over at Freshly Made Sketches is the hostess for the week who created this cute sketch to play with. If you would like to join the fun, you can click here to go directly to the challenge.
 
It's been hard to play with any fun stuff lately from the heat we have been having everyday and no A/C, so every time I go into my craft section, I'm sweating and nothing comes to mind except water to cool down. Aside from the heat, my little son has been super cranky, but happy to say he got his right top tooth in competely as of yesterday.
 
I will say that tooth was hard to come in...1 day it cut the gum a little on one side, 2nd day...it cut the gum a little more on the right side, and yesterday, the gum cut in the middle allowing the full tooth to finally show as one. It's been the hardest tooth to come in. The funny thing was, he got a third tooth on the bottom while we were still waiting for the top tooth to come in...now he has 5.
 
Back to the card....I was able to manage to get this one done. 
Fun new stuff with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder which coordinates with the Large Scallop Edgelits Die and new stamp set: World Treasures. Since I wasn't sure which color I wanted to do, I used my sponge daubers and added 3 colors to the feathers: Primose Petals, Summer Starfruit, and Midnight Muse. For the Bird, Chocolate Chip ink.

Added Baker's Twine in Lucky Limeade and added 1 Vintage Faceted Button with basic pearl on top. In addition added several Basic Pearls around. Stampin Dimensionals were used under the Peacock and under the retangle. Hope you Enjoy and have fun creating!!! 

 
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pals Blog Hop August 2012 - Holiday Catalog

Glad you could join us for some holiday crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff, I'm stop number 20 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! projects featuring the new Holiday Catalog! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

Here is mine:
So many choices from this year Holiday Catalog and such beautiful DSP such as this one called: Festival of Prints. This DSP comes in a paper stack of 48 sheets with each sheet size (4 1/2 x 6 1/2"). Perfect for cards and several prints to choose from. You'll love it!!

Oh and what about this stamp set called: Friendship Preserves, it's so versatile and has matching Framelits to go with it. This one is called: Window Frames Collection. One of my favorite among the Holiday Catalog.

Even better yet, it also has a Paper-Piercing Pack which I also used for this card. The best way to get this would be as a bundle purchase to save 15% that includes the stamp set (Friendship Preserves), Framelits, and Paper-Piercing Pack.

The colors used for this card are obvious to many, but just in case here are the colors used: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, and Black cardstock and for the main focal point, I used Island Indigo ink. I was thinking of coloring the leaves, but at the end felt it was better just as is.

Almost forgot, I used my favorite: Stampin Dimensionals under each layer of the framelits, which is hard to see in this picture, but in person you see how it pops out throughout the layers.

Also a SPECIAL THANK YOU TO Nicole Watt, who custom designed our adorable holiday hop badges and buttons with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio. Hope you Enjoy and Have Fun Creating!!!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers, stop number 21 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  2. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards.com
  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin Sunshine
  4. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  5. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  6. Cathy King at chattycathycardcreations
  7. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  8. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog 
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts 
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  11. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  12. Diane Roberts at Scoreatfourandaquarter
  13. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  16. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  17. Naki Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikkis Creative Corner
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  25. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  26. Angie Blake at Angies Musings
  27. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  28. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  29. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  30. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Merry Monday - Guest Designer

Today is Monday so that means another fantastic challenge over at Always Playing with Paper, with a new Merry Monday challenge and sketch design by Lesley Croghan.

Also, I would like to thank Lesley for having chosen one of my Merry Monday card as a winner which gave me the opportunity to be a guest designer for today's Merry Monday Challenge, in which I'm so excited to do. You can click here to go directly to the challenge and see some beautiful christmas creations.
Here is my card:
For this card, I got some new DSP called Snow Festival from the new Holiday Catalog which is now my favorite for christmas theme. I love the colors this pack comes with, especially nice contrast with this Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze cardstock.

Oh and look at this cute snowman which comes from the set: Snow Much Fun. To color him, I used my SU markers and aqua painter. Colors used were: Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, and Cherry Cobbler. For his cheek, I added a little chalk color.

  
I wanted more snow on this card, so I used the embossing folder: Snow Burst (now retired) using Whisper White cardstock. What do you think? At the end, I paper pierced around the oval and added some Stampin Dimensionals under it.

Almost forgot, added 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade and some Basic Pearls on each corner. Hope you enjoy and have fun creating!!

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