Saturday, August 23, 2014

Papertrey Stamp-a-Faire Meet & Greet


Hi friends!  Yesterday I drove 8 hours to spend the weekend with Maureen to participate in Papertrey's Stamp-a-Faire.  We woke up early this morning to get started on the challenges.  This is our first time participating and we are so excited.

We will be popping in later today.  See you soon.  Have a great day!


Just Us Girls #255


Hi everyone!  I am back sharing my card for my Guest Design spot over at Just Us Girls.  This week is Photo week and what an awesome photo it is.  :)


I was inspired by the red in the photo and instead of flowers I used apples.  This photo made me think of fall, and apple picking, which is quickly approaching here in Northern NH.  :(  Summer is going by way too quickly for me.

Head on over to the Just Us Girls blog to see what the design team has created and join in!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let's Celebrate!


Hi friends!  Today's card is for two challenges.  The sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the August Color Challenge at Reverse Confetti.

 


This sketch was perfect for the Let's Chill Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti.  I used my alcohol inks on glossy paper so they had shine like real popsicles.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Banners.  My blue is not exactly navy but I hope it still counts.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Beautiful Banners (RC)
Ink:  Versafine Black, Watermelon & Sailboat Blue Alcohol inks
Paper:  Glossy Cardstock, Gold Foil (SU), Kaleidscope DSP (SU)
Accessories: Let's Chill Confetti Cuts (RC)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Inspiration Nation #3

Hi friends!

Inspiration Nation continues at StampNation this week with another amazing photo.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Guest for Top Dog Dies & a Giveaway!

**This is my second post for today.  Click here or scroll down for my Merry Monday post.**



Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be a guest designer over at Top Dog Dies today.  They sent me some very beautiful dies to work with.  If you aren't familiar with their company, here is a little bit about them.  Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs.  Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Here is my first card using the beautiful Darby Doily & Tags Die set along with the Bird Trio dies.


I created a CAS card so that the intricacy of this die took center stage.  The middle panel was inked up using Distress inks which made the perfect background for the silhouette of the bird.

Here is my second card:


Head on over to the Top Dog blog to see how I created the color on the border die and the bird.

BUT before you go, the GIVEAWAY!!!


Top Dog Dies is doing a guest designer giveaway for the whole month of August! The winner will receive $50 worth of exclusive dies of their choice from Top Dog Dies.  Enter HERE!  Deadline to enter will be Sunday, August 31 at midnight Central Standard Time.

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Merry Monday #122


Happy Monday friends!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Sue challenges us to use Black, Gold & Silver on our cards.

I have used lots of shimmer and sparkle on my card.  I used the Silver and Champagne Glimmer paper by Stampin' Up.  Punched out the stars using the Itty Bitty Punch pack and the Joy die by PTI is cut using Black glitter paper, which is hard to see in the photo.

I hope you will join us this week to get a head start on your Christmas cards for 2014.  Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Just Us Girls #254


Hi everyone!  I am back sharing my card for my Guest Design spot over at Just Us Girls.  This week is Color Week.  Using the colors Blue, Green and any neutrals.


I love these colors together.  The technique I used is one I learned in the Online Card Class: Stretch Your stamps.  I absolutely love how it turned out and didn't want to cover up much of the background so I embossed my sentiment onto black cardstock.  I then die cut using the new Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag dies by Lil' Inker Designs.  The background stamp is Fronds by Penny Black.

Head on over to the Just Us Girls blog to see what the design team has created and join in!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!