Sunday, March 31, 2013

Another Fabulous Florets

He is Risen!  Happy Easter Everyone!  
Since it's Sunday that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge.  I thought about making a few lilies to put on my card since it's Easter, then changed my mind when I remembered how much work they are!  Instead I fell back on one of my trusted flower stamp sets and embossed the flowers in baja breeze and pool party.  What you can't see very well in the picture is the flecks of certainly celery that I have  spritzed on the card, but that's the way the picture turns out sometimes. lol  Don't forget to check out the other cards using this same sketch here over at the Red Hot Stampers blog.  If you're feeling adventurous why not give the sketch a try.  It was nice and simple this week. :)



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Florets & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pool Party, Baja Breeze & Certainly Celery
VersaMark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Certainly Celery Shimmer Paint

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sparkling Swallowtails

Today I have a couple of cards to show you...one for my niece, the other for my upline.  I have to say I love this stamp!  It seems like there's so many different colors I can use with it. :)  
This first card is for my niece's birthday.  I know she loves yellow, but I needed to add a bit more color so I used Primrose Petals and Pretty in Pink.  First I inked the whole image in VersaMark, then sponged on the other colors.  After I stamped my image I covered it with Heat & Stick powder, then used the heat gun.  After that I poured Dazzling Diamonds all over it and used the heat gun again.  If you want lots of sparkle that's the way to do it!


Since I really liked my niece's card I thought I'd do another one using all of the 2012-2014 In Colors.  I made this as a thank you for my upline.  Whenever I need to borrow any of her stampin' stuff for my stamp a stacks she's more than willing to share...even at the last minute. :)




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

First Card
Stamp Set:  Swallowtail
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink 
& Primrose Petals
Versa Mark
Heat & Stick Powder
Stampin' Glitter:  Dazzling Diamonds



Second Card  
Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals,
Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green & Midnight Muse
Versa Mark
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly
Embossing Folder:  Fancy Fan
Heat & Stick Powder
Stampin' Glitter:  Dazzling Diamonds









Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bashful-Wisteria Roses

Since it's Sunday that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' challenge card.  I decided to go through my supplies to try and find something I hadn't used in a while.  That's when I found my Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder.  I ran it through the Big Shot, sponged the roses, then spritzed them...gotta make them shimmer! :)  Don't forget to check out other cards made using this sketch over at the Red Hot Stampers blog here.




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Blooming with Kindness
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Wisteria Wonder & Bashful Blue
Embossing Folder:  Manhattan Flower
Framelits:  Apothecary Accents
Sponges

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pool Party Pop-Up Posies

Today I have a few last things to show you that I made using the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit..specifically the pool party flowers.  I hope you enjoy each way I made the flowers.  I wasn't so sure about this set since I like to come up with my own 3-D flowers, but after playing with it and quickly and easily making flowers it won me over. :)  There are so many other samples online line that you can check out too.


With this flower I snipped each of the petals in half, put in the brad, then folded each of the petals forward to give it some depth.


On this flower I sponged around the edges of the petals with Island Indigo ink, put the brad in, then crumpled the petals.  The darker ink really adds some character to the flower.  I actually forgot I had made a little note card that I had slipped inside of this little envelope until I grabbed it to take some pics. lol


These were actually my favorite flowers and of course the hardest to make!  When I was messing around with the flowers I found I could make the crocuses by folding them a certain way.  I know...crocuses aren't blue.  I even checked online and they are pretty much all white, purple or yellow.  I decided to make them anyway because they were unique and they made me look forward to the first flowers that pop up in my yard every spring. :)
  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Pretty Petites (Sale-a-bration 2013) 
& Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, So Saffron & Certainly Celery
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pool Party & Island Indigo
Stampin' Write Marker:  Wisteria Wonder
Punch:  Petite Curly Label (Sale-a-bration 2013)
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Bigz Dies:  Scallop Envelope & Fancy Favor
Ribbon:  Sycamore Ribbon & Button Pack (Sale-a-bration 2013)
Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges


Friday, March 22, 2013

Pretty in Polka Dots

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday so I thought I'd make her a card with a dress on it.  I guess this is actually a challenge I got from my upline quite a while ago...make a card using the Dress Up Framelits Die.  Since the weather didn't cooperate a lot this past winter one of our meetings was cancelled...so I must confess I never did it until now. :(  I just made a nice and simple card by adding our smallest pearls as a necklace and folding the 3/8" taffeta ribbon in half and adding it as a belt.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Basic Black & Whisper White
Designer Series Paper
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Island Indigo
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Framelits:  Dress Up
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Jewels:  Basic Pearls


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pretty Papillon Potpourri

These cute little 3x3 cards and small box were another thing I made to feature paper-piercing using the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack.  I guess you really can't see the paper-piercing unless you click on the pic so it comes up bigger, but it outlines the butterflies.  I was also looking through the "Less is More" challenge and these fit the category this week...keep it clean and simple, and frame it!  The little "frames" are easy to make using two square punches.




I had to add more than one pic to get a few different views of the cards. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri
Card Stock:  Basic Black & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight,
Garden Green & Pacific Point
StazOn:  Black
Punches: 1 1/4" Square, 1 3/8" Square & Elegant Butterfly
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Shimmer Paint:  Champagee Mist
Sponges

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chalkboard Technique with Elements of Style

Today's card is a technique I've never tried before that I saw over on the Friday Mashup...the chalkboard technique.  I was going to use this as one of my stamp a stack cards, but thought it would take me a lot more work to prep it than it would take the ladies to make it.  I've got to keep their cards at least a little challenging, right? ;)




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Primrose Petals & Whisper White
Versa Mark
Stamin' Emboss Powder:  White
StazOn Ink:  White
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon:  3/8" Stitched Satin in Primrose Petals




Monday, March 18, 2013

Celebrate Today!

Today's card is another one of my March stamp a stack cards that was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew card sketch challenge.  I wanted to use a color I haven't used in a while, so I decided on Calypso Coral.  I also wanted to show the ladies how easy it is to make a small flower using the creped filter paper.





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Hello Doily & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad: Calypso Coral
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon:  3/8" Ruffled in Calypso Coral 
& 3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Spritzed Creped Filter Paper 
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Sunday, March 17, 2013

RHSSC - By the Tide

Well, I've been saying that I needed to use challenges to help me out with my stamp a stack cards for this month, and this card is no exception.  I used my Red Hot Stampers sketch challenge for this card.  I did cheat on the sketch just a little though.  I didn't put four squares on the card...oh no! ;)  Don't forget to check out the other cards made using this sketch challenge.  Just click here



I thought I'd take a pic at an angle so you could see that I actually did something on the inside of my card for once! :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  By the Tide & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Island Indigo & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Night of Navy, Island Indigo & Baja Breeze
Punches:  1 3/8" Square, 1 1/4" Square & Word Window
Sponges

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Swallowtail for HHS Color Challenge

Here is another card I made for this month's stamp a stack.  And of course I'm using another challenge...Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge #155. :) Wow, I'm really going to have a fun time embossing and cutting out all of these butterflies!  I have to admit I wasn't sure about this stamp when I first saw it.  However after seeing what other ladies were making I had to give it a try myself.  Sponging the colors on after embossing makes it just beautiful!



All of that sparkle that you can see is actually in the embossing powder.  I was looking for some black embossing powder and guess I don't have any!  What's up with that? ! lol  All I could find was on old stash of Bedazzled Black, but I love how it turned out!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Swallowtail
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry 
& Daffodil Delight
Embossing Folder:  Lacy Brocade
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  Bedazzled Black (retired)
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist





Thursday, March 14, 2013

Everything Eleanor

Well, I'm having a hard time coming up with this month's stamp a stack cards, so I'm turning to some challenges to help me out.  The first one to help me out is The Paper Players.  They have a color challenge this week, and it sure is nice to let someone else pick the colors!  I found the colors a bit challenging...I wasn't sure where to throw in the Lucky Limeage, but I'm happy with what I came up with. :)  Not so sure I'm going to be happy when it's time to do my prep work, and I have all that fussy cutting to do though! lol



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Everything Eleanor, Blooming with Kindness
& En Francais
Card Stock:  Regal Rose, Earl Espresso & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Regal Rose, Pool Party & Lucky Limeade
Framelits:  Apothecary Accents
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pastel Fox & Friends

Well, I have another post for you today.  I wanted to enter a card into The Friday Mashup this week and here's why...their theme is "Let's Celebrate!" since it's their 100th challenge.  That means I was able to choose which challenge I wanted to do out of the past 99.  I didn't get very far through their list of past challenges when I saw the "Let's Get Punchy Baby" challenge and knew that was the one I was going to do since I needed baby card for a shower this week at church.  I used a retired set, but I don't have any other sets that I can use for baby cards. :(  Plus this set is just so cute!  I can tell you one thing...I won't be making a lot of these cards with all the fussy cutting I did, that's for sure!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Fox & Friends
Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, 
Certainly Celery, Pool Party & Wisteria Wonder
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, 
Certainly Celery, Pool Party & Wisteria Wonder
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle
Embossing Folder:  Delicate Designs


Daffodil Delights

These two cards are definitely not the norm for me, but I made them to feature the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit.  I think they turned out pretty cute, but I know beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. ;)  The card on the left took a little bit of work to fold up the flowers to make them look like daffodil buds, and cutting the strips of grass.  The flower itself was pretty easy to make though.  The yellow flower was super easy to make.  Just sponge the edges, clip the outside cup, layer the pieces and attach with the brad in the middle.  Making the stem and leaves were easy too. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Calypso Coral & Summer Starfruit
Punch:  Large Oval
Embossing Folder:  Adorning Accents
Edgelits:  Adorning Accents
Creped Filter Paper
Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Box it Pop - Up Posies

Today I have a small gift box with two cards that I made using the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit.  Let me tell you, you sure can make a lot of stuff with this kit...a lot of cute stuff I might add!  Just use your imagination and have a little fun.  I'll be posting a few other things I made with this kit during the week. 




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Calypso Coral & Pool Party
Punches:  Bojo Blossoms & Small Oval
Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (Sale-a-bration)
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges


Monday, March 11, 2013

Quick Creative Elements

Today's card is another one that I made to feature paper-piercing using the Occasions Paper-piercing Pack and is such a quick and simple card that can be made with a lot of different color combos.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Creative Elements
Card Stock:  Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Soft Suede
Punches:  1 3/8" Square & 1 1/4" Square
Occasions Paper-piercing Pack
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring French Foliage

I made this card a few days ago for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge and never got a chance to put it on my blog.  I wanted to make a spring card, but wanted to use the French Foliage set because I didn't want to wait until fall to use it again.  I know...leaves aren't really pastel, but I think the soft colors were just what I was looking for because spring is so close!



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  French Foliage & Blooming with Kindness
Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, 
Certainly Celery, Pool Party & Wisteria Wonder
Versa Mark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Framelits:  Oval Collection
Sponges


RHSSC - Elegant Elements of Style

Well, I've been a little lazy this past week and haven't posted anything. :(  Actually I ended up hurting my back and I've been laying low for a few days...in other words I've been bored, bored, bored!  I managed to head to my basement yesterday afternoon to make sure I had a card ready for the next Red Hot Stampers challenge though. :)  It was good to get out of bed, but my back sure was letting me know it wasn't happy.   As I'm typing this up though I'm not feeling too bad.  Let's hope it stays that way. :)  Don't forget to head over to the Red Hot Stampers blog here to check out what the other ladies made with this week's sketch.  And if you're feeling a little adventurous why not give the sketch a try yourself.




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
StazOn:  Black
Stampin' Write Markers:  Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze & Always Artichoke
Framelits:  Window Frame Collection
Punch:  1" Circle
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Sunday, March 3, 2013

RHSSC - Birthday Butterfly

It's Sunday so that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge.  When I first saw this stamp I wasn't sure what I thought of it at all since it was so huge.  Well after seeing one beautiful card after another using this stamp I decided to finally buy it...and this is what I came up with for my first card.  Yup, it's the three blues (again) that I use so much. :)  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot's made over on the Red Hot Stampers' blog here




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Island Indigo, Pool Party & Baja Breeze
Versa Mark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Embossing Folder:  Elegant Lines
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

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