Saturday, August 31, 2013

52CCT: August Pick a Previous Challenge

Hi, friends!  It's time for another weekly challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!!!  It's the 5th week of the month so we're asking you to PICK A PREVIOUS!  This time we want you to pick a previous sketch AND color scheme and combine them! :)

I've used these 2 previous challenges~

My card & detail~

I've used glass dots by Recollections, a sentiment by an unknown company, silver ink by Encore, a snowflake punch by Martha Stewart, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for taking a peek at my all white (with a bit of silver) creation!  I hope you like it and that you've been inspired to join us this week!  Pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other amazing DT members have cooked up as well!  HUGS and Merry Stamping!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Great Impressions: Let's Give Thanks!!!

Great Impressions

Hello again, friends!  It's the last Thursday in August and I've got a fall themed card for you today using a darling sentiment from the Great Impressions store!  It's getting a bit chillier--at least I hope it is in your area--and it's time to start thinking about the autumn holidays we've got coming up!  My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and so I've made a gratitude card to share with you today. :)

Here it is~

Supplies used~
(Store HERE.)

9914 - So Thankful For You Rubber Stamp - Sku: B193
In the spirit of gratitude, thank YOU so much for stopping by today and taking a quick peek at my card!  My next post of the Great Impressions blog will be for our monthly challenge that will begin this Sunday, September 1st!  Until next time, hugs and happy stamping friends! :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Inkspirational: August Sketch Challenge

Hello again, friends, and welcome to another new week at Inkspirational challenges!  We're so glad and thankful for all of you who play along with us every week!  Stay tuned because the winners for last week's challenge will be announced this Friday!!!

We've got a new sponsor offering a fabulous prize 
to one lucky winner for the month of August!

FREE Vintage Flower Basket Graphics-free, vintage, flower, rose, graphics, basket, antique

One lucky winner who plays along all month
with us will win a prize from this fabulous store!

It's the fourth week of our challenge month and that means we've got a fabulous sketch for you to be inkspired by!  We can't wait to see your take on it!  Don't forget--you can turn it, flip it, and use any shapes you'd like to!

Here's our sketch inkspiration~

Here's my card~

I've used images by our sponsor, Eclectic Anthology, patterned paper by Recollections, pearls by Studio 120, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my card!  I hope you join in this sketch--I can't wait to see what you make of it!!!  Don't forget to pop over to the other DT members' blogs as well for more inspiration and to leave a little love.  HUGS and happy stamping friends!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CYDI: Very Vintage

welcome to Can You Digi It?

I am SO excited about the current challenge we're hosting over at the Can You Digi It? challenge blog!!!  It's called VERY VINTAGE and we want to see your vintage digital images in action!  You can find some excellent ones in the Can You Digi It? Store so don't forget to take a peek over there, too!

Here's some inspiration for you~

My card~


Products used from the CYDI? StoreCanvas Fringe, Vintage Scale & Quotes by LilyPink, Liquid Pearls in Bisque by Ranger, Dots & Stripes Soda Fountain paper by Echo Park, Stained Textures stamps by Bo Bunny.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my vintage creation!  What will YOU create for us?  I can't wait to see!  If you'd like to see some other amazing inspiration, don't forget to check out what the other members of this fabulous DT have made, too!  HUGS and happy {digi} stamping friends! :)

Monday, August 26, 2013

HOC: Shabby & Vintage Sketch Challenge

Hi friends!  It's time for another month of style challenges over at the House of Cards challenge blog!  This month we've got a fun sketch for you to use when playing around with different card making styles!  This week we want you to USE THE SKETCH AND CREATE A SHABBY & VINTAGE CREATION!

Here's our sketch~

Here's my card~

I've used glitter paper by Recollections, patterned paper by Pink Paislee and K&Company, pearls & crocheted trim from my stash, a sentiment by Glitz, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my card!  I hope that you're inspired to join us this week and to perhaps try a new card making style!  HUGS and happy stamping friends!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

GDT at Sugar Creek Hollow: Back to School!

Hello again, friends!!!  I'm SO excited to announce that this week I am a GDT at Sugar Creek Hollow!!!  I'm so happy to join this amazingly talented DT for the week and for a super fun challenge--BACK TO SCHOOL!  And there's a possibility of a prize, too!!!  Here's the info:

  • Provided we have nine entries, one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

So you HAVE to come and play along with us!!!  You just might be the Card of the Week and a GDT like me! :)  Don't forget to make your creation shabby chic or vintage, though. ;)  Now onto the project I created...

Here's what I've made~


I've used a digital image for my faux tile panel found HERE, Crackle Accents by Ranger, an ABC stamp set from an unknown company, patterned text paper by Foof-a-La, glitter by Martha Stewart, a glitter gel pen by Sakura, Mod Podge, metallic paint by Folk Art, pins by Maya Road, seam binding ribbon from my stash, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

The digital panel was what took the most time to make, but I LOVE the distressed look I got!  I printed the image out, let it dry over night.  I then cut it into "tiles", sponged the edges with dark brown ink, and reapplied them onto a brown panel.  I filled in each individual tile with Crackle Accents, waited for it to dry, reapplied the placed where it was coming up, added a quick coat of brown ink, then sealed it with Mod Podge.  The whole process took the whole day, but I did it as I was doing other things so the time went by rather quickly! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my altered notebook!  I hope that you come and join in the fun at Sugar Creek Hollow and that you take some time to leave a bit of love with the other amazing DT members as well!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)

52CCT: August Embellishment Challenge

Sleigh bells ring--are you listening?  In the lane snow is glistening.  A beautiful site, we're happy tonight walking in a winter wonderland... *sigh*  I WISH it was cold enough to snow, but alas it isn't!  It's August and summertime here in Kansas! Luckily, I am on the amazing DT at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown so I get to make holiday cards all year round--and that keeps me thinking cool! ;)  This week we've got another fun challenge for you--we want you to use CANVAS on your holiday creations!

Here's some inspiration~

My tag~

I've used canvas by 7 Gypsies (THANK YOU, PATRICIA), stamps by Teresa Collins, sequins and a button from my stash, liquid pearls by Ranger, sheer ribbon by Making memories, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!  Don't forget to hop over to play along and to take a peek at the other amazing DT samples!  HUGS and MERRY stamping friends! :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Last's BERRY sweet! ;)

Yep, I've gone all punny for this post.  I LOVE fruit images and puns and when I saw THIS CARD by the very talented Leah, I knew I needed the stamps she used!  So I ordered them...and I've made a card with them!

Here it is~

I stamped the jar image onto cream card, stamped the berries
in the jar, then added another jar layer of vellum over the top.

For these fabulous challenges~


My sentiment is from a Fiskars stamp set, my jar and fruit stamps are by Inspired By Stamping, and all other supplies used are by Stampin' Up!.

And here's the berry sweet girl
that I get to see every day~

Isn't she a doll?!  LOVE this girl!  Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my card!  I appreciate all the lovely feedback I get about my creations--even if I can't reciprocate!  HUGS and happy stamping friends!

Hexagonal Hope

Whew.  It's been a week.  It's my first week as a full-time student again after an 8 year break and I cannot tell you how tired I am.  I'm only persevering to show you my next two cars and then this gal needs a nap! ;)  Like I stated in the post right before this, I have made 3 cards.  This post is to show the second of the three.

Here it is~


For these fabulous challenges~


(I hope my reflected pattern of hexagons works???
And the reflection of the sequins???)

I've used sequins from my stash, stamps by Inspired By Stamping, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for popping over to take a look at my card!  I've got one more for today, so if you're interested, stick around for a bit!  Also, I'll have a picture of my sweet fur baby in the next post if you care about fur babies. :)  HUGS and happy stamping friends!

Blue & Green CAS

Hi, friends!  I took some time yesterday to create three "just because" cards and so now I'll be sharing them with you--one per post.  The posts will go live really soon after the previous so hopefully it doesn't jam your blog reader too badly. ;)

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~


I've used paper and ink by Stampin' Up! and all stamps and embellishements used are by Inspired By Stamping.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!  Stay tuned for another quick post here in the next little bit! HUGS and happy stamping friends! :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Great Impressions: Crayon Resist

Great Impressions

Hi, friends!  Welcome to another fun technique tutorial week using the fabulous images by Great Impressions Rubber Stamps!  This week we’ll be learning how to do the CRAYON RESIST technique--hop on over to the Great Impressions Blog for the tutorial!  I’ll be making a fun gift tag that can go on any number of gifts!

Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need for this technique~

  • E767 Bubble Over
  • White crayon or colored pencil
  • Water color pen, blender pen, or small paintbrush
  • Cup of water*
  • Desired Inks
  • Paper and embellishments to finish your project

The gift tag I’ve made~


This stamp is SO versatile!  You can pair it as a sentiment with D715 Kitty in TubG478 Bubbly PigG46 Mouse with Bubble HeartsB168 Fish BowlF372 Cat and FishesF397 RainbowFishE649 A School of Fish, or G421 Bubble Fish.  You can use it alone as a sentiment on a card or use it as a gift tag as I’ve used it!  Some gift giving ideas using this sentiment for the tag include bubble bath, dish soap, bubbles, or even soda pop!  What a fabulous way to utilize your investment! 

I hope you grab that image along with some of the other stamps mentioned as quick as you can and don’t forget to grab the supplies for next time’s tutorial!  I’ll be focusing on Halloween projects next month so our tutorials will be hauntingly sweet!  The first one is called Ghost Masking!

Here are the supplies you’ll need for that technique~

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you next Thursday for another project using fabulous images by Great Impressions Stamps!  HUGS and happy stamping friends!