Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SC529 -- Soft Summer

Today's sketch--
My card --

The stamp used -- Stampin' Up Soft Summer colored with Prisma Colored Pencils
Card base-- SU Pale Plum (retired)
Additions -- Retired DSP, ribbon and enamel dots

Monday, February 23, 2015

CAS313 -- The Trees Are Blooming

When I thought about the theme for today's CAS challenge "Think Spring", my first thoughts were about crocuses, tulips, daffodils, etc. When I finally got to working on my card, my mind went in a totally different direction. I love the time of year when the trees start to bud and bloom -- crab apples, dogwoods, red buds, fruit trees and lilacs. Here is my finished card. I used stamps from Rubber Tapestry Stamps, Stamps by Judith, and Stamps for Life to create my own tree that is just beginning to bloom.

March 1, 2015 -- This card was mentioned as a "favorite" at Splitcoast Stampers.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Catching Up -- SC527

Last night I was able to start work on the SCS sketch challenge for Wednesday, February 11. It helps when you are in need of a card which was the case. Our grandson has his nineteenth birthday on the 21th. Looks like his card will be a few days late.

I am not real good at making square cards but decided to give it a try. The biggest challenge was trying to decide which papers I wanted to use. Once that decision was made, the card went together very quickly except for one problem. I cut the background square too small. I didn't want to waste the paper so I taped it all back together and recut it. The cut lines got covered up with the top two strips. Problem solved. The card base is made from natural colored card stock. The three designs are from a 6x6-inch pad from Jillibean called "Cold Avocado Soup". It matched up perfectly with SU Midnight Muse. The greeting is from SU's set called "Perfect Punches" stamped with Midnight Muse ink.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Two Challenges Today

After traveling to Chicago this past weekend, I am way behind in so many things. I finally got a card made this afternoon for two challenges.

 I needed a birthday card for my cousin's husband so that played a big roll in my choices. I wanted to use a piece of designer paper from a new 6x6-inch pad I got last week so that determined the colors I was going to use. I ended up using basic gray for the card base, a light gray for the band and black as my accent color. For a February birthday, I think the colors work especially with all the ice and snow they are having in Middle Tennessee right now. The greeting is from the Stampin' Up set called "Wetlands". The branch die is from Memory Box and the bird is a die from Impression Obsession.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

CAS #311 -- Rainbows

I was so anxious to work on my card for today's challenge. I had so many ideas running through my head when I went to my craft room. After finding some papers that I thought might work, I set out cutting my hearts. Having a number of hearts in different sizes, I finally chose to use the ones on my card. It is quite simple; most of all, I love the colors. I think I will use the extra hearts for other Valentine cards I need to make for the grandkids.

*02-15-2015 Chosen as a "CAS Favorite".

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SC526 -- Wishing You

Today's sketch --

My card --

For today's card I used two Stampin' Up sets--Upsy Daisy and Polka Dot Punches. I used a background stamp from Impression Obsession, inked with Primrose Petal ink on Primrose Petal card stock. Because I wanted to be able to use this card in a number of ways, I chose a greeting from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set "Sunshine & Flowers".

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Two Challenges

My card today is for two challenges. The first was from The Paper Players.

The second challenge was at Splitcoast Stampers. It was this weeks Clean and Simple challenge to create a card with the theme "Love".

The little hedgehog is from a clear set by Penny Black colored with Copic markers. The heart outline stamp is from SU's "I {heart} Hearts" set and the sentiment is from SU's "Filled With Love" set. I cut the image out using a Spellbinders pierced rectangle die. The image was then layered with black and red card stock (both from my scrap box). To add a little bling I used three little heart rain dots.
February 8, 2015  My card was chosen for "A Cut Above" at The Paper Players.