Monday, July 6, 2015

A Birthday Wish -- PP252

This is the birthday card that I finished today for a special friend. I have been working on creating watercolor backgrounds so I had to try using one of them. I stamped the image from the SU set "Just Believe" with VersaFine Onyx Black and then used clear embossing powder. The greeting was done the same way with a stamp from SU's Watercolor Trio set. For the card base I used SU Rose Red card stock.

I am going to post this card to the Paper Players challenge for this week -- "The Great Outdoors".

CAS332--Bee Happy

Today's CAS challenge was to use a mason jar on our card. I thought, "This will be easy." When I started, none of my ideas worked. Finally, I looked at the catalog from Stamps by Judith and did a CASE of one of the images I saw. This is how the card turned out.

Friday, July 3, 2015

"Friends With Flair" at Unity Stamp Company

I made a card on Monday for the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. It was a sketch challenge and I loved it so much that I made another card just like the first one but in a different color. This would make a great card set especially to use as a gift. The stamps are from the Unity Stamp set called "Blossom Stackers". Love this set; there are so many wonderful stamps in this set to use alone or to use together to create your own unique look


SC547 -- Follow Your Heart

It's Friday. I am just getting my card finished and posted today for Wednesday's sketch challenge at SCS. My daughter and granddaughter were visiting from Chicago. A lot of time was spent visiting but there wasn't much time for doing challenges.

I looked and looked through my stamps and couldn't find anything that I wanted to use. As I was looking through some papers I found a new 6 x 6-inch pad from My Mind's Eye called "Follow Your Heart". This one sheet really got my attention so I decided to give it a try. Here is the result. I used SU Lost Lagoon card stock for the base, layered the small panels with white card stock and the circle with Lost Lagoon card stock. The pink panel is a retired  piece from Stampin' Up. I used a stencil and Lost Lagoon ink to add a little texture to the upper section of the card front, then finished it off  with three small rhinestones.

and here is a picture of the inside--

Monday, June 29, 2015

For "Unity {be inspired} Challenge

I have been thinking about this challenge for weeks it seems like. Just didn't have any good ideas. I started working on it today and ended up with a card that meets the sketch challenge and also the color challenge.

I received an order of stamps last week so this was a good time to use them. The flowers are called "feel the joy" and colored with SU markers Crushed Curry and Old Olive. I used SU Night of Navy and Old Olive CS and Night of Navy ink to stamp the "Thank You" which is from the "Blossom Stackers" set. I added a piece of Crushed Curry ribbon and for the final  touch I did a little sponging with a stencil around the flowers.

CAS331--Sketch Time

This weeks CAS challenge at SCS is a sketch. It's a simple design but one that offers many possibilities.

This is my card. I used some new stamps. Love them! They are stamps from a set called "Blossom Stackers" from the Unity Stamp Co. There is also a set of Spellbinder Dies that matches many of the stamps in the set. I used SU Primrose Petals ink and card stock. The pink card stock I found in a box of scraps.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Whoooooo's Birthday -- My Grandson's

This is the card I have made for my grandson's birthday. He will be sixteen on July 2. I don't get to see him very often but it is always fun when I do. His card was made with stamps from the Unity Stamp Company. These stamps were a gift. I had fun using them.

I used the camera stamp to create the background to my card. The card base was Brazzill card stock (color -- Huckleberry Pie) stamped with Memento Danube Blue.

The Inside

I created the sentiment on my computer using Microsoft Publisher. The stamp is from Unity called "Whoooooo's Birthday" which was colored using colored pencils and gamsol.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SC546 & PP250 -- Birthday Cake and Ice Cream

This card is for my youngest granddaughter's birthday which is July 4th. It will also be posted to two challenges this week -- the sketch challenge at SCS and the weekly challenge on The Paper Players blog.

I have had this designer paper which is from Stampin' Up for some time. When I saw the challenge at The Paper Players, I immediately thought of it but couldn't come up with a way to use it. Wednesday when I saw the sketch challenge I began to think of ways to use the paper in the sketch.  But I didn't get to work on my card until this morning. Here is the end result.The card base is SU Pool Party accented with Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede.

 After deciding on how I was going to use the paper, I came up with this idea of making my own "happy" paper to go with the other printed paper. Using the computer and Publisher, here is a picture of my "happy" paper. I was able to print it on SU Crisp Cantaloupe card stock which worked perfectly with the color theme.

Here is the inside of the card. . . . 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CAS330 -- Stars or Strips

"Stars or Strips"
I chose "stars". Chloe's (my second granddaughter) birthday is in a few days. She will be 14.  It seems like such a short time ago that we were welcoming her into the family. She is growing into a beautiful teenager. I used the CAS challenge as a starting point.

For the card base I chose a dark navy paper that has white or silver specks in it. It reminds me of stars. I used  a Spellbinder die for the large star and a punch for the smaller stars. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set "Pictogram Punches".

Monday, June 15, 2015

CAS329 -- Best of Luck

"Clean and Simple" --  That is the type of card I make most often. This is my card for today's CAS challenge at SCS. The theme was -- Thank you Paula. Paula has been a part of the CAS team for some time and now she is stepping down.  She has a beautiful gallery at Splitcoast Stampers.

I found this little stamp set on my desk. The sentiment "Best Of Luck" really jumped out at me and I just had to use it. I wish Paula the best in whatever she decides to do next.

The stamp set from My Favorite Things is called 4-Leaf Clover. I used my Prisma colored pencils  to color the image. The card base is SU Marina Mist card stock. I added a triangle of the Marina Mist DSP for a little more interest.

Wishing you some "sunshine" in your life today.