Sunday, May 31, 2015

CYCI#72 Sketch Challenge - Happy Birthday

Happy Sunday!  Today's card is using one of the new Host sets from the 2015-2016 Catalog.  The set is "Happy Birthday, Everyone".  I used Bermuda Bay and Pool Party card stock.  I stamped my sentiment on very vanilla cardstock and used the Deco Labels Collection Framelits to cut my shape.  I used some retired DSP and the Banner punch to add the two small banners between the layers.  The outer layer is Bermuda Bay.  I attached Pool Party cardstock to the Bermuda Bay card base.  Pool party baker's twine was tied around the center.  I centered the greeting on Pool Party background using dimensionals and adhered to the card base.  Using the Kinda Eclectic small butterfly, I stamped in Bermuda Bay on the very vanilla cardstock and used the Bitty Butterfly punch to accentuate the greeting.  Pearl accents were added to the corners to give it an extra little something.  I hope you enjoy the card.  Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CYCI#71 Color Challenge - You did it!

The CYCI challenge this week is a color challenge.  The challenge was to use two of the retiring in colors and a splash of gold.  In this card I used Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana.  The designer series paper was the Best Year Ever pack from SAB.  The sentiment is from the Photopolymer set - Bravo.  The gold was the bakers twine and punched butterflies from the gold paper.  I thought the card turned out really nice!  Enjoy and Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 25, 2015

For the Two of You - SSIC #20 and #WWYS13

Happy Monday everyone!  Here is another card I made today for the SSIC #20 and #WWYS13 challenges.  These challenges were a cross between a color challenge using the Stampin' Up colors of Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Whisper White and the Stampin' Up Your Pefect Day stamping set.  The colors made me think "wedding". I fussy cut the flowers for the cake so that I could pop up the petals.  I used the blendy pen to add the pink to the cake and the gray to the doves.  I used black for the Something Lacy background stamp and the image on the banner.  I accented the flowers with petite pearls.  I love this card, it would be perfect for a June wedding!  Hope you enjoy and Happy Stampin'!

Unsung Heros

Hello everyone!  Today's card honors both those who have given their lives for their country and those who have served or are serving in the armed forces.  I saw this flag technique using the Stampin' Up Work of Art stamp set last year, but had never tried until today.  I used night of navy and real red card stock and ink along with my glitter paper and star punch.  Thank you is never enough for those who have served, but I offer my sincere gratitude for that all you provide for our country.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Father's Day Guy Greetings

Hello everyone!  The past week has been very hectic...where did the weekend go!  I finally was able to add some craft therapy in!  I made this Father's Day card using the Guy Greetings set.  This screams masculine!  I love the lightly stamped tools on the smoky slate cardstock.  Wood, cars and tools....what more could you ask for?  Enjoy your week and Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

CYCI#69 - Happy Birthday!

Today's card was created for the Can You Case It #69 challenge.  I used the Indescribable Gift and Remembering Your Birthday stamp set.  Also used the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack with the butterfly punch.  Have a wonderful Sunday!  Happy Mothers Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MOJO Monday 396 - For You

Hello everyone!  I am a bit late this week for the MOJO Monday challenge, but hopefully not too late.  This week I used some of my older DSP and a few of my newly ordered stamp sets.  This would be a good multi-purpose card.  Enjoy your week an Happy Stampin'!

SSIC #18 Bloom with hope

Happy hump day!  This card was made for a challenge.  The challenge was to use the retiring in colors from Stampin' Up.  I must say, I found it difficult to blend these colors together, but I hope you enjoy my final creation!  Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!  Unfortunately I will not be able to scrapbook today, but I will be updating my blog with recent cards and scrapbook pages! I hope everyone enjoys their day!

Mix it up....Cards and Scrapbooking!

Good morning everyone!  Recently I had been asked to show the versatility of Stampin' Up for cards and scrapbooking.  The attached pictures show the butterfly bundle set from the occasions catalog in both crafts.  I have fallen in love with this set....along with thousands of others!  Happy Scrappin'/Stampin'!

Anchors Away...

I hope everyone is enjoying their day!  I am taking a few minutes to update my blog with some of my recent creations.  I have taken a personal challenge to to create more masculine cards for the men in my life.  I love how this card turned out!  I hope you enjoy!  Please take a moment to follow my blog or provide feedback....I am always open to suggestions!  Happy Stampin'!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Card Challenge - MOJO Monday 395

I am a little late in creating this card for the challenges, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!  I love the colors!  I needed to create a get well card for a friend recovering from a fall.  Happy Stampin'!