Monday, June 29, 2015

Merry Monday #165

 Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Sue challenges us to create a Christmas card with candles and flowers.

I created my card using the Glowing Candles Memory box die and Cas-ual Fridays 4 Petal die set. 
The embossed sentiment and is from the Christmas Carols set by Cas-ual Fridays.

Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog. I hope you will join us! 

Adding this over at Christmas Card Challenges too.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Christmas Carols (Cas-ual Fridays)
Paper:  Kraft, white, Pure Poppy
Accessories:  Pearls, 4 Petal Die set (Cas-ual Fridays)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ShowCASe your Style #18: Color

Hi everyone!
Time for another challenge at showCASe your style.
This week we have a color challenge for you.

 Here is my card...

I started by stamping the circles from Circles, Circles, Circles stamp set in random blues down the front of my card.  After it was filled in to my liking I cut a strip to fit on either side of my stamping.  Added those with dimensional adhesive.  Stamped the Thanks from Thanks a Million using an Ombre ink pad.  Trimmed it out and attached it across the two panels.  Added some blue & sparkly clear sequins to embellish.

We'd love to see your card inspired by the colors!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Circles, Circles, Circles, Thanks a Million (Clearly Whimsy Stamps)
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal

Friday, June 26, 2015

Masculine birthdays

Happy Friday everyone!
I am sharing a couple more cards inspired by the Manly Motifs Mood Board
in the Online Card Class, "In The Mood"!

This card was inspired by the row of birch trees. 
Here is another simpler card.

This mood board surely helped get my mojo flowing to create some masculine cards.  I struggle with masculine cards but this mood board helped a ton.  There were so many things to be inspired by, it is amazing!

I will add these both over at Uniko Studios and Seize the Birthday.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Keep it Simple: Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  White, Early Espresso, Pure Poppy (PTI)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Hi everyone!
I am happy to be participating in Papertrey Inks June Blog Hop!  
When I saw the inspiration photo I just had to join in.
Here is my card!
 Inspired by this photo:
LOVE the gray stripes with the bold orange flowers.  I stamped the stripes in a light gray and stamped the flowers from Happiness in Bloom in orange with black centers over the stripes.
 Thank you for visiting and have fun hopping along!

Stamps:  Happiness In Bloom, Sentiment Splits (PTI), Wide Stripes Background (SSS)
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Versafine Black, Orange Zest
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Acessories:  Sentiment Split dies (PTI)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Photo Inspiration with SugarPea Designs

Hi everyone!
**This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my card for The Card Concept.**
We are super excited to have SugarPea Designs sponsoring our photo challenge this week at StampNation!

Here's a peek at the DT's cards....

Fun and colorful, right?!!

I had a blast using SugarPea Designs products.  I have another card to share with you all here.

I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo.  To make the baby pins look more realistic, I added glossy accents to the ends.  Remember the colorful pins?! 

Members can view the challenge HERE.

Members also have a chance to play along and win a $50 Gift Certificate to SugarPea Designs & get a coupon code for 20% off.

Not a member yet?  Why not join today?

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Welcome Baby (SugarPea)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Kraft, White, Pool Party, Summer Sunrise, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Baby Diaper Pin (SugarPea), White embossing powder, glossy accents, rhinestones

The Card Concept #38

Hi friends!
It is time for another fabulous challenge at The Card Concept!
Before I get to my card I want to let you all know this will be my last card as DT member for The Card Concept.  I want to thank Lesley for the opportunity to be on her DT.  I have enjoyed creating with the other amazing and talented ladies as well.

This week we hope you are inspired by the photo below and the colors.

For my Clean & Simple card I created an inlaid design using stitched circle dies from Lil' Inker Designs.  After cutting out the circle I stamped on it using a stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  I then glued it back into the circle and stamped my sentiment in Smoky Slate ink.

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.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Two cards

Hi everyone!
Playing along again with Muse: Christmas Visions.
this beautiful inspiration card is by Betty Wright.

I tried and tried to use a reindeer on my card but it just wasn't working the way I wanted it to so I went in a different direction.  I was inspired by the colors and the image above the sentiment on Betty's card.

I created the background using Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks and a stencil from Istencils.  I had this image stamped in black on white sitting on my desk.  I grabbed it and it worked perfectly on my card.  I sponged Mermaid Lagoon ink onto my main card panel so the blues would match perfectly.
My second card was inspired by the Manly Motifs Mood Board in the new online card class, 

I was inspired by the deer heads, the sleek frames and the map image on the wall.  So much to be inspired from in this mood board.  I will be sharing one more card inspired by this board in the coming days.

***Before you go the winners have been announced HERE on Catherine's blog for the 10 free spots in the class.  Congratulations to the lucky winners, were you one of them?***

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Muse card:
Stamps:  Nativity (SSS)
Accessories:  Stencil (Istencil), Nativity dies (SSS)

Happy Birthday card:
Stamps:  World Map (SU), Keep it Simple: Birthday (PTI)
Paper:  Black, Gray, White
Accessories:  Wonky Squares (Lil' Inker)