Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DT Submission

Thank you for stopping by today... This is a special day for me as I just recently submitted the following 4 cards to a company for a DT contest they were running... I hope my photography meets their standards and that they find my work compatible with the rest of the DT. I miss being part of a group of stampers that help inspire others with their work. In the past I was on Riley's color dare team and Lori's DDIC team and I miss working with those ladies. I am hoping to become part of another team of stampers that share their inspirations and ideas with others. So here are the 4 cards I chose to create for my submission. Wish me luck in my current adventure..
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know what you think. Your comments inspire me to continue or strive to do better... Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Milk Cartons galore

I wanted to play around a little bit today with some of my new stuff and since I really liked the colors today, I decided to make my milk carton with the challenge colors.. Everything on this card is Stampin Up including the flower.. I hope you like what I have done with the milk carton die.. It is truly an adorable and must have die... If you don't have it... Get it!!!
I was sitting in my stamp room today and my 8 year old son came in and asked if "we" (the kids) could make milk cartons today... So I had all of the kids pick a color and cut out their milk cartons.. This is the one I made with them and I absolutely love it... The flower is made with the scallop punch from Stampin Up!... **To make the flower with the scallop punch cut in towards the center in between all of the scallops making sure not to cut all the way to the center. My red milk carton used 3 scallops and the purple used 2. Make sure you off set your "petals" so they aren't right on top of each other.*** I hope you will try this flower.. It is easy and adorable... Happy Stamping!!!

Christmas in July

This is my take on today's color challenge... It figures these colors would come up today since my Stampin Up Christmas pre-order is set to be delivered by Mr. Brown this evening... Of which my Of Good Cheer paper will be in... Oh well... I did what I could with the stuff I had on hand and since I am going through my old stuff I decided to pull out one of my favorite greeting sets and re ink it and give it some much needed love... This card is 4X4 and the sentiment is attached to the inside of the card... I cut out the scalloped square from the front of the card so you could see through the card. I thought about adding a window sheet, but felt it would work better for me if I left it open. I made the poinsettia from the 5 petal punch and the branch punch. This was a pretty simple card but I really enjoyed how it turned out... I hope you enjoy what I have created for you today.. Please let me know what you think. I am always looking for feedback... Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beautiful Wishes

Here is my card for today's challenge. We had to use stitching on our card either by sewing machine or faux stitches.. I wanted to dip out and go with the faux since I am still recovering from knee surgery, but I didn't. I whipped out the sewing machine and I did a double stitch around my main panel. My card base is Calypso Coral and I added a focal layer with 2 different DSP that I stitched together with a double stitch. My flowers were made using the spellbinders bitty blossoms set. I used a paper tool kit from McGill to create the dimension in the flowers. I then applied a small amount of glue gloss and then added a sprinkling of fairy dust (pralines n cream). If you don't own glue gloss and fairy dust and you are making paper flowers, I highly recommend you get it... They are awesome... I added a lace band and a few pearls to this card but wanted to leave it pretty simple in design so the sentiment was my focus. I hope you enjoy what I have done here and would love to hear your comments. Happy Stamping!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Butterfly Love

Here is my card for today's sketch challenge.. I was a little intimidated by this sketch, but when my mailman dropped off my package today containing my Wonderful Wings dies, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this sketch... I had fun playing along. This was a super simple card with little details.. I chose to add some stickles to my butterfly a ribbon and a few black stones... I wanted to keep my butterfly the main focus of my card since it's such a beautiful die cut... Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love to know what you think. Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

With Love

This is my card for today's color challenge... Raspberry Ripple Pink Pirouette Crumb Cake I don't have any crumb cake but a friend told me that kraft was the same color renamed... So the ribbon is kraft colored organdy ribbon and my leaves are stamped in brown but for some reason they look a little greenish in the photo... This is a truly awesome color combination and I loved working with it... I stamped my flowers and leaves with versamark ink and embossed with Whinter White embossing powder. I then inked the flowers and leaves with Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, and Brown and wiped the embossed part off to make the white clean and crisp. I used a ball stylus and mat to dimensionalize my flowers and leaves. I punched out the scallop and circle for my sentiment, added a few pearls and my card came together quite nicely.. I hope you enjoy what I have created here today... Please let me know what you think. Happy Stamping!!!

Flower CASE

What a fantastic gallery of cards to choose from today... One of my favorite days to play along with the challenges is Sunday... Maybe because I really don't have to think about what I want to do, I just have to go with someone else's great idea... I absolutely love how this card turned out... All of the elements went together very nicely for me... I had the flower already made and sitting on my desk for a week now and finally had an opportunity to put it to good use... The flourishes were sitting in a scrap bag so I didn't have to cut them, I just pulled them out of the bag... the lace was cut to use on my forth of July card and I didn't like it so I didn't use it... Needless to say all of the elements of this card were nicely sitting pre-made around my craft room... I hope you will enjoy my card today... Please let me know what you think... Happy Stamping!!!

Rich Roses

I made this card for the Forth of July and this is the first I have had to post deets. So sorry for the delay... I made my card shape using Spellbinders label die... I thought it would be harder than it really was.. This was a sketch challenge so the circles were also cute using spellbinders circle dies. The very vanilla circle was run through the cuttlebug before adhering to the background circle. I cute a rectangle from the DSP paper and then cut the sides using the same label die as my card. The rest of the card went together very quickly... I stamped my main image using ranger distress black soot and colored with stamping write markers... I added some bling, a couple glittered prima flowers and I threaded pink twill through white lace both from RRR (Really Reasonable Ribbon.) I apologize for the photo it looks as though my card is smaller on the bottom but in reality it is the same size all the way down... Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love to hear your comments... Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crumb Calypso

Here is my card for today's color challenge. I hope no one gets upset but I had to use Creamy Caramel because I don't own any Crumb Cake yet. (It's on order) That being said... This card took me a long time to create. I spent close to 21/2 hours trying to perfect these flowers while discussing dress patterns on the phone with my mom... I am super happy with how these flowers turned out and I plan to make as many of them as I possibly can... Credit for the flower tutorial definitely goes to Donna Salazar and her magnificent eye for details... Let me explain a little bit to you about the craftsmanship that went into these flowers... I hope I have done Donna proud. I cut out multiple flowers in multiple sizes from spellbinders carnation creation and rose creations dies using pages from a dictionary. Then I cut the foliage. I inked every cut flower with Calypso Coral using a sponge dauber. I then placed all of my inked flowers in my color catch box and spritzed with cappuccino pearls mist. I dried and scrunched all flowers. I began layering the flowers largest to smallest until my flower was complete. I then began to "scrunch" all of the flower petals to make the 3-d flowers. Once I achieved the desired look, I took glitter glue and randomly placed it onto the flowers and added a bronze color fine glitter and once again dried the flowers in my color catch box. While drying I was continually scrunching so the flower didn't flatten. Once this was complete I added my rhinestone to the center of the flowers and then added them to my card... Thank you so much Donna for sharing such a fantastic tutorial and I can't wait to see what other great ideas you come up with... Can't wait to get my Wonderful Wings dies and Grand Peony... Please let me know that you stopped by and what you think... Happy Stamping!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dictionary Flowers

Here is my card for today's FS challenge... I was stalking Loll's gallery for quite some time yesterday and then I have to say I was extremely excited that she was the FS this week... I can't even begin to tell you how many of her cards I added to my favorites or how hard it was to pick one to CASE... I did end up choosing this card here:;ppuser=287186 I changes the colors, the flower type and the sentiment... I used the rose creation and carnation creation dies to create this flower and the paper is dictionary pages and DSP put together.. I sprayed with Shimmer Mist and dried for the curled look.I hope you enjoy what I have done for you today... Please let me know what you think.. Happy Stamping!!!