Monday, January 31, 2011
Are you ready for a "pretty palette" to challenge yourself with? Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has given us all just that! Isn't it gorgeous? Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive :) I had a stamp set in mind IMMEDIATELY when I saw the colors! I found the perfect sketch over at Stampin' Royalty:
Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: markers, old olive ribbon, pearls, nestabilites, embossing folder, word window punch, modern label punch, dimensionals, scallop trim edge punch
Please be sure to check out the creations made by the other design team members - their blogs are on my righthand side bar :) Thanks to everyone who has been participating in our challenges over at PPC - we sure love it when you play with us! Have fun!!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thanks again, Tracy!!!! I can't wait to play again - your challenges rock!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I decided to sit and muck in my craft room tonight and so I called my good friend, Tamie, and I challenged her to a card making session tonight :) She said "absolutely" so I'm hoping she found some time tonight to get inky in her craft room too *wink* Make sure you hop on over to her blog to see what Valentine creation she's got for us :)
I found this awesome sketch over at Card Patterns and knew I could use them no problem! The gals over at Totally Stampalicious are having a RED and PINK challenge this week and that also fell into my plans tonight :) Here are the details:
Stamps: none; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Pretty in Pink DP; Ink: none; Accessories: Love Impressions rub on's, martha border punch, white grosgrain ribbon, finial press embossing folder, nestabilities, dimensionals
This was fun to sit and craft for fun tonight...thanks, Tamie!! See you tomorrow for a new 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge :)
Monday, January 24, 2011
Hello again :) I've been on a Valentine's Day kick lately with all my cards and I must say, it's been a lot of fun creating them! I don't normally make a lot of them, but the store has been selling them and the owner keeps requesting more so that is a good thing =)
Samantha from Scrapmaster's Paradise gave us a bright, cheery color palette this week and I knew *exactly* which image I was going to put color to...then I had to go in search of a sketch and I always scope out my favorite Saturday blog - Sketch Saturday and lo and behold - the sketch was perfect!!! Ya gotta luv it when it all falls together so nicely.... I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Pile It On! - Love is in the Air
Fresh Brewed - Spread some Love
Aud Sentiments - LOVE theme
Stamps: MFT, Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum DP; Ink: Perfect Plum, Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: markers, nesties, pearls, eyelet border punch, dimensionals, pearls, sponge, embossing folder
Isn't she just the CUTEST? I thought so....be sure to check out the rest of the SPCC Diva's creations (links on the right) and leave 'em some love :) Thanks for stopping in - I'm off to work my 2nd shift of a casino - TTFN!!
Alright, onto the reason of the post ... *giggle, snort* .... Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has given us a gorgeous color combo this week and I found a "new-to-me" sketch challenge over at Eat, Sleep, Stamp:
Tamie and I were out shopping after I got the passports done for the kids and we found this stamp at the local scrapbook store - pretty hey?! I thought it would be awesome for some Valentine's Day cards :) I used Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Marina and Bashful designer paper and colored with copic markers - it was fun and relaxing coloring it...hope you enjoy it!
My card is also being entered into the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed - Love/Valentine's
Pile It On! - Love is in The Air
Aud Sentiments - LOVE theme
Please be sure to stop over at the other design team members blogs - links are on the right. Thanks to everyone who participated in last week's challenge - your submissions were amazing and we sure appreciate all your support! I can't wait to see what comes about this week :) Happy stamping!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Our wonderful "hostess-with-the-mostess" this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks is Tamie, and she's bringing us a RECIPE challenge. We are to use 3 different patterned papers, 2 brads and a ribbon on our project....easy peesy right?! Sure...I had a bit of difficulty incorporating 3 different DP's but I think I got it figured out ok ....I got my sketch from Mojo Monday.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Simply Create - Use your punches (heart punch, nesties)
Creatalicious Challenges - It's all about the ribbon/love
Really Reasonable Ribbon's - Hearts
Secret Crafter - with love
Stamps: Well Scripted; Paper: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Love Letter DP, Basic Black DP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: black satin ribbon, nestabilities, black brads, trio heart punch, dimensionals, paper piercer
I'm sorry for the quality of the photo - it looks like my black dotted paper has a pink tinge to it, but it's vanilla :( Not sure what happened there, but anyhew....have fun creating something with Tamie's recipe and I cannot wait to see what all you come up with! Be sure to check out the rest of the Chicks' blogs - links are on the righthand sidebar! Ciao!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
...my sketch came from the wonderful Sketch Saturday challenge blog:
Isn't he just the cutest little rabbit??!! I can't wait to make more of these wonderful Valentine's Day cards :)
Make sure you pop on over to the rest of the DT members blogs for more wonderful inspiration for heat/dry embossing this week! Leave each of them some love while you are there and be sure to go back to the PPC Challenge Blog once you have your creation made, and link it back so we can leave YOU some love :) Happy creating!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I was blog surfing this morning and came across THIS wonderful card from Leanne Pugliese...and I *knew* I just had to CASE it! Thanks, Leanne, your card is wonderful and I do not have a lot of Valentine's stamps, so this type of card is easy to reproduce large amounts for me to sell at our local country store! I altered mine just a bit and made it a full size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.
Stamps: With all my Heart; Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo DP, Regal Rose DP, Pretty in Pink DP; Ink: Melon Mambo; Accessories: swiss dots embossing folder, nestabilities, 3/4" square punch, trio heart punch, white satin ribbon, dimensionals, gemstones
Thanks again to Leanne, for creating her wonderful Valentine's Day card so that I could CASE it :) Giggle...have a super great night - I'm off to have a family supper to celebrate my DS 14th birthday happening tomorrow :) ACK! Time is a flyin'....later gators!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I have been itching to get something created for the "Mixed Up Challenge" over at Totally Stampalicious all week so nothing like leaving it until the last day, but hey - at least I'm gettin' it in there....I found this perfect sketch for my image over at Stamping 411 Challenge Blog....
The colors were my own and over at Totally Stampalicious, they wanted us to use at least 2 different stamp sets in our creation...I used Red Hat Stella and Cafe Scarlette. I had a lot of fun making this card :) Hope you enjoy it!
You still have some time to enter these awesome challenges! Don't forget about our METAL challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks - you have until Tuesday at midnight to link up your creations! I am off to finish up some more DT work and switch over some laundry. Then I'm gonna go and crochet and watch some TV! Stay warm....
Thursday, January 13, 2011
For my card this week, I used Crazy 4 Challenges color theme and a wonderful sketch from Sketch Saturday.
We are sure excited to see what you come up with this week so dig out your metal detectors and find us some METAL! Ciao!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I would like to take this time to send out a huge THANK YOU to the team over at Stampin' Royalty for chosing THIS birthday project as a top pick this week!!! I had a lot of fun trying out my new Bigz Die and I recommend anyone to get it! It's easy peesy and you can create such cute gifts and decorations! Again, thanks, Stampin' Royalty and congrats on celebrating YOUR birthday! :)
Monday, January 10, 2011
Be sure to check out the other inspiration from the PPC Design Team - blogs are listed on my right-hand sidebar for your clicking convenience *wink* and please be sure to ink up some wonderful creations and link them back to the PPC Challenge blog so we can share some love with YOU :)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
These colors are Stacey's Stamping Stage aren't what you call your "average Valentine's Day colors" but I need to get some done for the store so I made them work! LOL...I was checking out Mary Brown's wonderful blog and boy oh boy does she have some nice cards! I CASE'd one from her but tweeked it just a smidge...hope you like it!
Stamps: With All My Heart; Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Blueberry Crisp DP; Ink: Pacific Point; Accessories: tulip embossing folder, perfect dots embossing folder, large flower punch, word window punch, modern label punch, boho blossoms punch, 3-heart punch, dimensionals, brad, cherry cobbler seam binding
I am entering this card in the "Valentines" challenge over at The Paper Players challenge blog.
Stamps: Verve; Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Big Shot, embossing folders, paper piercer, dimensionals, black ribbon
Thanks for stopping in. Are YOU gettin' your craft on today?! Be back later with another installment!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
So...with that said, I am taking this snowed-in opportunity to get crafty! Both kids are at friends houses, so I have the house all to myself :) Candles are lit, coffee has been tasty, and the tunes are cranked up :) I decided that after I got my design team responsibilities out of the way, that I would do a card just "for fun" tonight and I went in search of a color combo and sketch. I am using The Color Dare's color combo of Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise. I found this awesome sketch over at Diva Coffee Break Designs:
Stamps: Bring on the Cake (Occasions Mini); Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz DP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: markers, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Tango button, hemp twine, paper piercer, dimensionals, star punch, pearls, embossing folder
I am also entering my card into the Stamping Royalty challenge - Birthday
Thanks for popping in tonight - I'm hoping to create into the wee hours - so stay tuned!!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Miss Leanne is our hostess-with-the-mostess this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and she has given us a "TRAVEL" challenge this week. Easy peezy for me - Quint and I are taking the kids to Orlando, Florida to see DisneyWorld in March (Tamie and her family are coming too!!! FUN!) so I decided to ink up this relaxin' Riley! Doesn't he look like he's enjoying his vacation?! I sure hope we get some nice weather and days by the pool are going to be sooooo enjoyed! I found my awesome color combo over at Stacey's Stamping Stage and my wonderful sketch at Skipping Stones Design Blog:
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Thanks again Fresh Brewed, and I cannot wait to use my new digi! :)
Monday, January 3, 2011
I found this awesome sketch at The Sweet Stop to use to show off one of my new stamp sets from the upcoming Occasions Mini:
Stamps: Take a Spin; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Turquoise DP, Tango DP; Ink: none; Accessories: game spinner hand, scallop edge punch, chocolate ribbon, markers, dimensionals, embossing folders, nestabilities
Please take some time to hop through all the Design Team blogs for more wonderful inspiration with these wonderful colors and then link YOUR creation at the PPC Challenge blog! I can't wait to see what you come up with :) I'm so excited for a fresh year of creativity!!! :) Ciao!