Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Girl and Her Shoes

This is for the sketch challenge at STAMPlorations playing with my new stamps.



I flipped the sketch for this super simple card.  Stamped the sentiment and shoe from A Girl and Her Shoes with Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Black inks and die cut the banner.  Added the jar ribbon from Eclectic Florals and a bling dot to the shoe.  The card base is a pre-made one from American Crafts.

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Distress Ink Background

Playing with my new stencil from STAMPlorations and some Distress Inks.


Distress inks were swiped across my craft mat and misted with water, then placed my cardstock in the wet inks and swirled around.  After that had dried I taped off the stencil and sponged in some Memento Olive Grove ink.  The sentiment from STAMPlorations Chevron and Arrows was also stamped in Memento Olive Grove using my new MISTI.

I am entering this into the STAMPlorations challenges:  Sketch Challenge #26, January Challenge Stamps and Ink and Anything Goes.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Blue Valentine

Playing in a few challenges:

TIME OUT Challenges - Valentines with the optional twist of hearts

The Male Room - Challenge # 2/15 Shades of Blue

Freshly Made Sketches


Using an older Gina K set - Heartily Yours.  The stenciled hearts were hard to photograph, but are sponged with Brilliance blue ink and added some small die cut hearts, too.  Stamped the lava lamp with Memento Nautical Blue then used a blue Wink of Stella marker to color the lava, cut it out and popped it up over the sentiment banner.  Added a strip of blue diagonal striped washi tape and a couple of light blue enamel dots.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Just Us Girls Photo Week

Chris has a very yummy photo for inspiration at Just Us Girls this week.  This photo is so perfect to help me finish up my Valentine cards.


Check out what our Guest Designer Judy Woodland and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have been inspired by this photo to create.


I used an old, yet beloved set Lots of Hearts by Gina K.  Stamped the hearts and cut them out and layered onto some Gina K Dark Chocolate cardstock.  Stamped the border with Memento Espresso Truffle, Gina K, Pretty Patterns and stamped the little hearts into the circles.  Stamped the sentiment and die cut the banner and decided it needed a little something, so added a couple little hearts.

Let's see how this photo inspires you.  If you play along with us, you could be chosen as our Chic of the Week and a chance at being our Guest Designer for the month of March.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Soccer Star

Following the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my grandson's birthday card.




A shaker card filled with sequins and tiny wooden stars.  Papers are from Mel Stampz, polka dots and tiny stars.  I used fun foam with the star die cut just like the top layer, a tip from Jennifer McGuire,  love her blog.  I used dimensional dots under the center of the sentiment to give it support in the center and line up with the white star. 

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Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Maria has some beautiful colors for our challenge at Just Us Girls this week.  I love this color combination, it has so many possibilities.



Take a look at the great creations that our Guest Designer Judy Woodland and the rest of our Design Team at JUGS have come up with for our Color Challenge.


Stamped the balloons with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue, Hero Arts Lime Green and SU Only Orange.  Die cut with coordinating dies, covered with Versamark and heat embossed with clear ep.

Come and play along with us in our Color Challenge and you could become our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible to possibly become our Guest Designer for the month of March!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Can't wait to see what you can create with these fun colors!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Love Always

I made an anniversary card for a very good friend and her husband.  She loves purple so that fit right in with the challenge at Colour Me.


Used the sketch from Cardabilities


And the theme from The Card Concept



I guess this would be considered to be a clean and layered style.  Sentiment from Gina K Lots of Hearts stamped with Memento Elderberry and die cut with a pennant die.  The circles are Spellbinders circles and the flower from Memory Box.  Finished off by tying a twine bow around the sentiment banner.

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