Saturday, August 31, 2013

Moxie Fab - Holiday Gift tag

Happy Saturday!  I am sharing my little Christmas tag for the Moxie Fab Gift tag challenge.   I usually don't make many gift tags but decided to challenge myself and make one.  I really love how it turned out and think I just might make a bunch of these.  :)

I also wanted to share my card for the last challenge for this month over at StampNation.  We had a great time using photos as our inspiration this month.  I really enjoy seeing how the DT members and StampNation members were inspired by the different photos.  So fun.  I also LOVE that the challenge NEVER close on StampNation.  Members can come back to these challenges a week, month and even years later and still participate.

Here is the inspiration photo:


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!



Friday, August 30, 2013

Merry

***This is my second post for today, scroll down or click here***

Hi again friends.  I decided to play along with Moxie Fab World Challenge:  Holiday Home Decor.  I have had this frame up on our bookshelf with "LOVE one another" inside.  I thought it would look great with Ombre "Merry" for Christmas.  I will also link this up to the Moxie Fab World:  Tuesday Trigger, Honoring Ombre.  Look at this inspiration photo:


Looks so yummy, don't you think?!

Thank you for visiting and have a great night!

A note of thanks

Happy Friday friends!  Is everyone looking forward to the long weekend?  I know I am.  Today's card is for a few challenges.  The first one is Dawn's Monday Mood Board.  I loved the colors.

Here it is:


The next challenge is CAS-ual Fridays:


And lastly, Simon Says: Anything goes:


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Kraft,Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Chocolate chip
Ink:  Chocolate chip
Stamps:  Basic Banners (Wplus9)
Accessories:  Bird punch, Basic Banners & Quilt Cuts 1 dies(Wplus9), Itty Bitty shapes punch pack, glossy accents, Fancy Fan embossing folder

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Speech bubbles

Hi friends.  Today I posted Trends Article #13 over at StampNation.  I featured Speech Bubbles.  This was one of my cards.  I followed the sketch over at The Paper Players.  I love the wood veneer pieces.

Here is the sketch:

 Here is another card I featured:

I used the new bubble talk dies from PTI, added the sequins behind the layer, then added the rhinestones to each one.  The Merry Christmas is stamped on vellum.  I am entering this card over at the Holiday Card Challenge at Moxie Fab World & Simon Says: Anything Goes.

I made two more cards for this Article but if you want to see them you need to become a member of StampNation.  ;)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Merry Monday & Addicted to CAS

Hi friends.  I am back today with another Christmas card for Merry Monday & Addicted to CAS.  I seem to be on a Christmas card making roll lately.  I have a good start on my cards for this year and that makes me happy.  

Here is the sketch:

Now that I look at this card on the screen, I should have embossed the sentiment in Smoky Slate.  It might have stood out a bit more.  Next time.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, whisper white
Ink: Versamark
Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (retired SU!)
Accessories:  Circle dies, snowflake die (Lil Inker), Baker's twine, white embossing powder, rhinestone, Winter Frost DSP

Monday, August 26, 2013

Runway Inspired Hello

Hi friends!  Today's card was inspired by the latest Runway Inspired challenge.  I loved the colors and the design of the dress and just had to put my idea to paper.  This came out exactly how I had envisioned it.  I was also inspired by a pair of my sandals that have the same criss cross pattern.

Here is the photo:

Isn't it fun?  I made my card base out of a window sheet but put white cardstock on the inside base so I can write a little message.  I also put another piece on the back to hide the adhesive.  To hide the adhesive on the front pieces I cut and attached the black mat pieces and glued them on the inside.  :)  I used SU!'s spritzer took to mimic the dress pattern.  I just realized I didn't use any stamps on this card.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper white, basic black
Accessories:  Spritzer tool, Pacific point, Daffodil delight & Pumpkin Pie markers, Hello die (PTI), Butterfly punches (SU!), rhinestones, window sheet, paper piercing tool and mat pack

Friday, August 23, 2013

Merry Monday #71

Happy Friday friends!  It has been a little while since I played along with the Merry Monday challenge but when I saw this week's sketch an idea popped into my head.  The sketch is perfect for this Jingle bell die from Lil' Inkers.   I like how this turned out but don't love it.  Anyone ever feel that way about some of their cards?

Here is the sketch:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper white, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Baked Brown sugar, Crumb cake, Choc. chip
Ink:  Early Espresso
Stamps:  Petite pairs
Accessories:  Jingle Bell die (Lil' Inkers), Chevron cover plate (PTI), Baker's twine

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Inspiration Nation Week 4



Hi friends.  Isn't this an amazing photo?  Does it inspire you?  If you follow my blog you know that I am on the Design team and also Trends Editor over at StampNation.  This month our challenges are Inspirational photo challenges.  I have had such a blast making cards for these photos and love seeing how the members are inspired too!  So much fun.  If you have never heard of StampNation you can check out all the details HERE.  You will not be disappointed if you join, I would love to see you there.  :)

 I was so inspired I made two cards:



Catherine Pooler, the founder of StampNation has posted on her blog how she was inspired by this photo.  I encourage you to go check it out.  It is beautiful.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Happy Christmas

***This is my second post for today, scroll down or click here.***


My card for today is for the new Seize the Sketch challenge and also the Monday Mood Board.  I haven't received my new Wplus9 goodies yet so I decided to use this set that I recently purchased from a friend and is new to me!   I love it.

Here is the sketch:


and the Mood Board:


I was inspired by the blues in the photo and the pop of gold.  

I am also entering this card over at Addicted to CAS.  The code word is Holiday.  :) 

**Edited** to add to Moxie Fab's Holiday card challenge & Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger: I'm craving Navy.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Not quite navy, whisper white, gold glitter paper
Ink:  Not quite navy & Baja Breeze
Stamps:  Fair Isle Backgrounds (Wplus9), More Merry Messages
Accessories:  Snowflake dies ( Lil' Inker)

Yay! It's your birthday for Lil' Inkers


Hi friends.  I am sharing my card for Lil' Inker's 3rd Birthday celebration. I used the Cover up die: Pierced Chevrons.  Love this die.  I cut it once using whisper white and knew I wanted to fill in each row with the rainbow colors but didn't want to die cut each of the colors so I used my Stampin' Up! markers to color each chevron in the different rainbow colors.  I stamped the sentiment on vellum cardstock and wrapped it around so I didn't have to be creative in hiding my glue.  Stamped a few little stars in black to finish it off. 

I was inspired by the yummy looking cake in this photo:


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, basic black, vellum
Ink:  Versafine black
Stamps:  Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Accessories:  Cover up die: Pierced Chevrons (Lil' Inkers), real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, old olive, pacific point & Rich Razzleberry SU! markers

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Holiday Card challenge & Trends Article


Hi friends.  I am sharing a card that I made for my most recent Trends Article over at StampNation.  That article was all about Neon!  I love using Neon on Christmas cards.  So much fun!  I am entering this card over at the Holiday Card challenge at Moxie Fab World.

The sketch I followed:


 You might remember seeing my flip flop card using this sketch.  I LOVE this sketch.  :)

 Here is another card I created for my Trends Article:



This was a favorite for many of StampNation's members.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Christmas card:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, silver glimmer paper, neon pink
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  More Merry Messages
Accessories:  Snowflake dies (Lil' Inker), rhinestones, silver embossing powder


Thank you card:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Neon yellow, green, orange & pink
Ink:  Versafine Black
Stamps:  Pennant Parade (SU)
Accessories:  Scoring tool and board, circle dies, Quilt cut 1 die (Wplus9)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

CASE study #152


Hey there friends.  When I saw the Muse over at CASE Study was Jennifer McGuire I knew I had to participate.  I love Jennifer's work.  She is an inspiration.  I love the soft rainbow colors she used and knew I wanted to create a rainbow using this Sunburst sponging technique.  I have seen this done many times using a solid color and Catherine filmed a video over at StampNation and suggested using a rainbow of colors.  Here is Jennifer's card:


Our cards look very similar.  :)  Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Inspiration Nation week 2


 Hi friends!  We are back from a week of camping and I am sharing my card for our 2nd week of Inspiration Nation challenges over at StampNation.  Each week we are being inspired to create a card from a photo.  Here is the photo:


I love these rounded diamonds from Avery Elle.  I pulled my inspiration from the hanging chandeliers and also the light and dark blues.  You can check out Maureen's card here and also Heather's here.  Maureen is our Design Team Coordinator and Heather is on our Design team. 

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Inspiration Nation

Hi friends!  Today was the first day of StampNation's Inspiration Nation.
A whole month of photo inspirational challenges.

Here is our first inspiration photo...



And, here is my card...


I pulled the bright colors of the flowers and created this CAS card.  On my computer screen the table runner looked like a navy blue but both Maureen and Catherine used black on their cards.  Maybe I need my eyes checked.  haha

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green
Ink:  Night of Navy
Stamps:  Strictly Sentiments 2 (Wplus9)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Rounded diamonds (Avery elle), Banner trio die (Wplus9), Enamel accent