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.

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
  • 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.
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

Friday Mashup # 169

This was a true challenge for me today.  I'm not to big on using background stamps. I have a couple but have never used them (gasp).  I decided to do a more simple card and the background strip is the only thing I could agree on to use.  It took me to stamp several different images from different sets before deciding on this one.

I am really happy with the way it turned out.  Don't think I'd change a thing on it. 

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using a "Background Stamp".
  • Create a project with "something 3-D on it".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "project with a 3-D element and a Background Stamp".

Here is the card I created for this challenge. 
SS: four frames (su!), in the background (ctmh)
INK: primrose petals, island indigo, primrose petal
CS: primrose petals, island indigo, daffodil delight, coastal cabana, very vanilla
ACCESS: daffodil delight stitched ribbon, word window, modern label and decorative label punches

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thank You FMS145

Here is a card I made for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I have been trying to use paper and stamps that I either have never used or haven't used in a while.  So far so good.  I've also decided that if I still have cardstock and paper on my work station that can be used, it gets used on my next project.

This has helped me from getting way to many paper scraps.  I have a whole tub full of them and always forget about them until I'm finished with a project and then I remember.

Here is this weeks sketch

 I decided to double stamps the flower and then cut them out.  I used the bitty banner set from Stampin' Up! as the pennants and the sentiment holder.  I background stamped my baked brown sugar cardstock to create my own dsp.
SS: stippled blossoms, teeny tiny wishes
INK: baked brown sugar, soft sky, wisteria wonder
CS: wisteria wonder, baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, very vanilla
ACCESS: linen thread, bitty banners framelit set

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

For Your Shower Challenge #237

I saw a great color challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.  I love last years In Colors from Stampin' Up! and haven't really used them to much.  This is the first card in a while that I was able to go to my stamp closet and just pull out the items I was going to use and create the card.  I love when that happens. 

Here is the challenge:

SS: hello doily
INK: baked brow sugar, wisteria wonder
CS: baked brown sugar, very vanilla, pistachio pudding, soft sky
ACCESS: whisper white ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch, antique brads, lacy brocade embossing folder

Congratulations Challenge #176

Here is a card I made today for Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  I really enjoy doing these challenges.  Gets me stamping and wanting to create more cards.  Such a pretty sketch this week!

I used the supplies I still had sitting out from the invites I made.  I like this card but think the colors are a bit to much.  May have to make it again with softer colors. 
SS: layered labels
INK: pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry
CS: old olive, pumpkin pie, whisper white and brights background paper
ACCESS: jewel basic rhinestones, apothecary accents framelits, scallop edge punch


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