Thursday, December 18, 2014

Inspired by gold

Hi everyone!

This week's StampNation challenge is awesome!
The photo Maureen picked is just gorgeous and the DT knocked it out of the park.

Look at these sneak peeks....


Awesome right?!!!
Want to join in the fun? 
Members click here to view the challenge.

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  • Over 150 challenges
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry Monday #139

This is my second post for today.  
Please scroll down to see my The Challenge #21 post.



Welcome back!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Karren challenges us to create a winter themed Christmas card.


This card was totally inspired by my good friend, Maureen.  
Her lesson in The Classroom on StampNation was creating a night sky but making it Clean & Simple.  I encourage you to check out her video on StampNation.

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What are you waiting for?

All supplies used on this card are by Papertrey Ink, except for the distress inks to create my night sky.
If you have any questions about any of them, leave me a comment.
Christmas will be here before you know it.
Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.
This will be our last challenge until the new year!  Have a very Merry Christmas!
 Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

The Challenge #21


Hi everyone!


This week I chose to work with both the sketch and the color combo.  I am a hoarder of DSP and these colors matched the Season of Style DSP by SU!  I still have a ton of this paper.  I am happy to be able to use even just a little on my card today.

I hope you are inspired to play along in The Challenge this week.  
You can use just the sketch, just the colors or combine both. 
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


Stamps:  Instant Photo: Holidays (PTI)
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  White, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style DSP
Accessories:  Snowflake die (Wplus9), Deco labels (SU), Rhinestone

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DeNami Design and StampNation!

Hi everyone!
DeNami Design is sponsoring our sketch challenge at StampNation this week.
I had so much fun creating with their adorable, whimsy designs.

Here's a peek at my card...


I love this tree and the font on the sentiment.

I also made another card to share with you today.

 Aren't these penguins the cutest?!
This stamp is called Penguins w/ Banner.

Want to play along and have a chance to win a $50 Gift Cert. to DeNami Design?
Members click here to view the challenge.

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**This month StampNation members also get a discount code for DeNami Designs!**
  • 425+ video tutorials
  • 30+ Lessons in Clean & Simple Design....new lessons in video format
  • Spotlight on Trends Articles (written by me!)  
  • & SO MUCH MORE!

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hi everyone!
This is my second post for today.  
Scroll down or click here to see my card for The Card Concept.


I am participating in the Coffee Lovers blog hop hosted by the lovely Amy Tsuruta!
You will want to check out all the details on Amy's blog.
Lots of fun prizes from 27 Super Sponsors.
Here is my card.


I am not a coffee drinker but I do love me some tea.  
I was so excited to get this stamp set by Verve.  
I just love it.

I am not going to keep you long.  Make sure you hop along and leave comments for your chance to win.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  One Cup (Verve), Snowflake Flurries (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine black
Paper:  White, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores
Accessories:  White Embossing powder, Monthly Moments-Journal card die (PTI), Twine, Rhinestones, White Enamel accents, One Cup matching dies (Verve)

The Card Concept #25

Hi friends!
It is time for another fabulous challenge at The Card Concept!
This is our last challenge for 2014!  We will be back on Jan. 7th, 2015 with a brand new challenge and a new wild card team!


This week's challenge is a color and inspiration challenge.
(Silent Night Neutrals)


I was inspired by the star shaped cookies on the tray and that is where I went with my card.  I stamped the star from Bright and Beautiful by SU! onto Baked Brown Sugar, used the matching framelit to cut it out.  Layered the next size star in white on top to mimic the cookies.  To tie in the vanilla, I added a strip of vanilla DSP to the bottom of my card along with a strip of silver glimmer paper.  I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant onto the DSP using Baked Brown Sugar ink.  A big rhinestone in the center of the star finishes this card off.

Stop over to the Card Concept blog to see what the other girls have created in all of the different styles.  I just love this challenge just for this reason!  It's great to see all the different takes on one inspiration photo.

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I hope you get the chance to play along too!

Stamps:  Bright & Beautiful (Stampin Up!), Merry Greetings (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (SU)
Paper:  White, Vanilla DSP, Silver Glimmer, Baked Brown Sugar (SU)
Accessories: Star Framelits, Rhinestone (SU)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Monday #138


Happy Monday friends!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Debbie challenges us to use Gold, Silver and white with the addition of a 4th color.


I used Delicata Silvery Shimmer for the image from Fair Isle Motifs by Papertrey along with the sentiment.  The deer stag by Wplus9 was cut using Gold glimmer paper by SU!
My 4th color was Cherry Cobbler.

Christmas will be here before you know it.
Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Simon Says Wednesday
Anything Goes

 I'm also entering my card in a new challenge that our friend Kylie has put together to spread the word about her new watermark design business. The theme is "Christmas Cards" and the winner will receive a free watermark and a free signature design!! Thank you for the fun challenge and the opportunity to win your generous prize, Kylie!


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Fair Isle Motifs, Instant Photo: Holidays (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Delicata Silvery Shimmer,Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, white, Gold Glimmer
Accessories:  Stag die (Wplus9)