Thursday, August 17, 2017

Smokey Kitty ~ CCMC471

Hey there stampers!  It's Create with Connie and Mary color challenge time!  Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist are our trio this week.  I chose to go with a cute, gray kitty cat and built my card around her.  I based my design on Chris Slogar's cards, the palm tree being one of my favorites ever!  Thanks Chris!
I also love the little hearts in the thought bubble.  This little kitty is saying Love You!  
One thing I realized on my card as I'm typing up my post....I realized the Falling Petals embossing folder is retired.  I really had no idea!  I totally thought it was in the new catalog still!  Oh boy....I better do some more studying of the 2017-18 catalog!

Here's a list of my supplies....
stamps: Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners, Eastern Beauty
Ink: Black, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, White, Eastern Palace DSP
Accessories: Falling Petals EF, Fox Builder punch, Scalloped circle thinlit, circle thinlit, paper doily

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Two for One! ~ HSS270

Hey guys!  It's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!  This time we have a color challenge with Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.  I love the soft, pretty color combo.  

I based my card on the sketch from the Inkspired Sketch #62.  My panel is flipped upside down though.  
I also decided to use my new Fancy Foil specialty acetate.  It really is fancy, isn't it?  I can totally dress up any card!

So I actually made two cards.  The above card was my second take.  The first one was alright, but I decided I wanted to give this color combination another go.  Here's the first card I made....

I hope you'll join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments for our two week color challenge!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Country/Rustic Jar ~ CCMC469, WWC130

Hello stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary time again! Isn't this a pretty color combo we have this week?  I've always been partial to navy and pink.  I added in some neutrals in the form of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  I really wanted to use my new Tree Rings background stamp.  I think it's so cool!  And actually this was the first time I've used Pinewood Planks Dynamic folder.  Ironically these two items were some of my number one picks from the new catalog and I'm just now getting around to using them!  Go figure!  I love the country/rustic look of all these elements together.  I wish this look had been a trend when I got married.  I would have been all about it!
I'm also sharing my card with Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 130-Anything Goes Feminine.  What could be more feminine than pink and purple flowers?

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Tree Rings, Jar of Love
Ink: Powder Pink, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Versa Mark
Paper: White, Crumb Cake, Vellum
Accessories: Night of Navy gingham ribbon, Everyday Jar framelits, White EP, Pinewood Planks Dynamic folder, paper doily

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dimensional Tulips ~ CCMC468, GDP97

Hello everyone! Create with Connie and Mary sketch time again!  I also used the colors from Global Design Project #97 to help me out with my card this week. 

I decided to go with the hostess stamp set {Tranquil Tulips}.  I haven't really played around with this set much, but I have seen a few cards that I admired that have used it.  One (and I can't remember whose it was) stacked the head of the tulip up to give it dimension and I really like that, so I cased that idea.  I stamped the tulip once on my stitched square, then twice more on some scrap paper, then fussy cut the different pieces out.  I slightly bent the top edge out to add a bit more dimension.  The first layer is adhered right on top of the image with snail.  The top is popped up on a dimensional.
I also stamped a couple of the leaves on scrap and cut them out as well.  I like the way this looks!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Tranquil Tulips, Birthday Blooms
Ink: Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi
Paper: White, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Stitched framelits, Berry Burst ribbon, White Perfect Accents

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Seaside Starfish ~ HSS269, FabFri117

Hello stampers!  It's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge and this time it's a photo inspiration.  These are some of my favorite challenges to participate in.  I was inspired by the top left photo.  I also used the sketch from Fab Friday 117 to help me out.
I started out by covering my clear acrylic block with Pool Party at the bottom, Bermuda Bay in the middle and Pacific Point at the top for the sky.  I misted the whole thing with water and laid the block right on my piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I love the way it turned out.  I also used the water/wave stamp from High Tide to add waves to the Pool Party part, but you really can't see it.  
I added the sea birds to the sky in Basic Black and then stamped and fussy cut the starfish from Picture Perfect.  I stamped the starfish in Crumb Cake on white, but in hindsight I wish I would have stamped it on Crumb Cake paper.  I think it might have looked richer. 

I gave the starfish a little dimension by laying it face down on a mouse pad then lightly running the large end of my stylus all over the back.  It breaks down the fibers in the paper a bit.  I added two dimensionals to the back and popped it onto the card front.

I finished it off with a nice, crisp strip of Pacific Point, the sentiment, and some linen thread.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Birthday Hugs Floral Shaker ~ CCMC467, SIP108

Hello stampers!  I made this card for Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge and I also used the inspiration of Fabulous Florals from Stamp Ink Paper.  
My card is actually inspired by one of Dena Rekow's creations.  I loved the card she made and tried something similar but made it into a shaker card.  Who doesn't love a shaker card?!?!
I'm also in love with the iridescent sequins and can't seem to stop using them on my projects!  I realize that the sequins on the inside are probably enough but I'll let you in on a little secret.  I smudged some green ink towards the top of my card and I had already done so much work to make this card I didn't want to scrap it all together.  So, I covered the smear with a sequin, scattered a few more and voila', problem solved!   

I hope you'll find time to join us on the Create with Connie and Mary facebook page where you can share your cards inspired by our color challenge.  I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with!  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Berry Burst, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Berry Burst
Accessories: White bakers twine, Iridescent sequins, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Foam Adhesive strips, clear seed beads (non-SU)

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!