Monday, July 28, 2014

You're Invited (So Come!) FMS146

Here is a quick card I made this morning from scraps of other cards.  I'm loving this sketch from
Freshly Made Sketches and I just had to get in on it before it closes today. Such a simple design with so much possibility. I can't wait to make more cards and see where it'll take me.

Supplies:
SS: sketched birthday
INK: rich razzleberry
CS: old olive, pumpkin pie, pacific point, whisper white, brights background paper
ACCESS: basic jewel pearls, apothecary accents framelits

Friday, July 25, 2014

Yum! Stuck?! Challenge layout

I have been wanting to do a layout for a while with colors that don't come from the subject in my photos.  This challenge was perfect.  Over at Stuck?! they have a great layout challenge and also joined up with The Studio Challenges for a great color challenge.

I love these summery colors and are always some of my most favorite ones to go to.  I dug through old photos of my youngest son that I never scrapbooked. 



Here is the layout I created.  I also decided to use out of the box stamp sets for this layout to.  I wouldn't normally use this type of stamp set for a boy but thought, why not! To create the middle of the "flowers" I smashed bottle caps using my big shot. 
Supplies:
SS: daydream medallions, abc-123 outline and sketch alphabet and numbers
INK: melon mambo, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, old olive, daffodil delight
CS: melon mambo, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, old olive, daffodil delight, whisper white
ACCESS: bottle caps, island indigo twine, floral frames framelits, pennant punch

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello, You Stampin' Royalty #238

Here is another great color inspiration challenge.  I love these colors.  Bright and cheerful, so full of summer fun.  This just makes me want to go outside and enjoy the day with a popsicle. 

 
I am having a lot of fun with the new stamp sets I purchased from Stampin' Up! The flowers are so big and bold making it quite easy to create a quick card to give away.

Supplies:
SS: beautiful bunch, regarding dahlias
INK: pumpkin pie, melon mambo, basic black
CS: melon mambo, basic black, pink pirouette, whisper white, pumpkin pie and brights paper pack
ACCESS: pearl basic jewels, fun flower punch
 

Thank You!

This morning I craved some much needed stamping time.  I had to work yesterday (my normal day off) so I missed sitting and crafting.  I so enjoy the Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketches.  They are always such fun sketches and the ideas just "pop" into my head.

This week I added a color challenge to go along with the sketch.  I found the Colour Me...! site a few days ago and couldn't wait to play along. The name says it all!!
 
And here is the finished product.  I used pumpkin pie instead of gold since I just couldn't get the gold color to work for me with the direction I was going on this card.
 
Supplies:
SS: flower shop, regarding dahlias
INK: daffodil delight, melon mambo, pumpkin pie,
CS: daffodil delight, melon mambo, pumpkin pie, basic black, whisper white 
ACCESS: black and white hemp, jewel basic rhinestones, pansy flower punch



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hi! CCMC312

I finally got some new products from the 2014/2015 Stampin' Up! catalog.  I have patiently waiting for the new in colors to come out.  I LOVE these 5 fabulous new colors.  When they finally retire I'm going to have to stock up on them.

I have wanted the Regarding Dahlias set for a while and I finally bit the bullet and purchased it.  I am so glad.  It is such a pretty flower and the sayings are wonderful.

I found this great color challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  It's been a while since I've played along with them and this challenge was a perfect way to use my new ink and cardstock!!

 
Here is my card.  I kept it real simple and un-cluttered. I love that the flower is the main focus.

 
Supplies:
SS: regarding dahlias
INK: blackberry bliss, hello honey
CS: blackberry bliss, sahara sand, hello honey, very vanilla
ACCESS: hexagon punch, large polka dot embossing folder, blackberry bliss ribbon, basic rhinestone jewels

Friday, July 18, 2014

All Dressed Up

I have a bunch of old photos from my Grandmother that I need to scrap.  These pictures have been sitting in envelopes or boxes for as long as I can remember.  When she was moved out of her home I was able to get some.

I always told her and my mother to please make sure I can get some so that they will be preserved. I am the only one in my family that scrapbooks or puts photos in protection and I want my children to be able to see where they're grandma and great grandma come from.

I used a great sketch over at Stick it Down.  I missed the deadline to share it with them but really love the layout.  Works so well with this photo of my mother and her cousin from their Aunts wedding.

 
I am really quite happy with the way it turned out. 

Your The Best! Card Concept #14

I found this great site called The Card Concept. Such a great challenge site.  They have a color challenge as well as a "style" challenge.  You choose from 6 different styles and go from there.

As you can see I chose #2.  I haven't really ever done many of the other types so this was the best option for me. You can click the word style above and see all 6 of them.

2. Clean and Layered
Definition:
  • clean lines
  • lots of layers
  • designer papers/embossing
  • embellishments/accents
  • clean and fresh looking
  • some coloured images at times
  • white space
Here is the colors for this challenge.  I decided to go with a deeper red.
I used an embossing folder instead of background paper.  I wanted to keep it from getting to busy and getting away from the clean look.  I added a little pop by adding the dotted ribbon.
Supplies:
SS: banner wishes (ctmh)
INK: memento black, tempting turquoise
CS: cherry cobbler, tempting turquoise, basic black, whisper white
ACCESS: chevron embossing folder, cherry cobbler dotted ribbon
 
 
 

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