Monday, June 29, 2015

Tap Tap Tap - MOJO Monday 404

It's Monday!  That means a new MOJO Monday sketch challenge.   I love sketches, it opens up my imagination.  This week's card is using the Stampin' Up stamp set "Tap Tap Tap".  I have been wanting to use this set and when I saw this sketch, it clicked.  I hope you enjoy my submission.  Happy Stampin'!

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

PP251 The Paper Players - Snuggles and Smooches!

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend!  Next week will be a short week for me.  Today's card was created for the Paper Players sketch challenge.  I pulled out the Snuggles and Smooches Stampin' Up set that I had not yet used.  This card would be perfect for an anniversary or for a baby shower.  I hope you enjoy!  Happy Stampin'! 

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

CYCI#74 Summer Fun!

Whoo Hoo! Tomorrow is Friday!  Today I wanted to share a card I made for the Can You Case It Challenge # 74 - Summer Fun.  With the new Stampin' Up catalog that came out, I wanted to blend a new stamp with a stamp I already had in my stash.  This card blends the "From Land to Sea" and "Wetlands" stamp set.  I started with a background card base from Real Red.  For the face of the card, I started by stamping the lighthouse image with Memento ink on the sticky part of a post-it note and used my paper snips to fussy cutting the image.  I also punched out a 1/2" circle in the sticky portion of a post-it.  I placed the images where I wanted them to show in my Whisper White card front.  My Stampin' Up sponges were used to ink my sand, water, sky and sun.  For the sand, I started with the Sarhara Sand ink, then lightly touched it with crumb cake to give it a bit of texture to represent sand.  For the deeper water tone Marina Mist ink was used.  I sponged around the lighthouse and was sure to secure the post-it image so that it did not move.  I sponged the sky with the Soft Sky ink and lightly went over the 1/2" post it circle with the So Saffron ink.  Once my sponging was complete, I used the grass and bird images and stamped the images appropriately.  I removed the post-it's from the face of the card and stamped my light house image in Memento ink, using Real Red and Daffodil Delight blendabilities to finish the image.  Using White Stazon, I sponged lightly around the base of the lightly and along the shoreline to represent the movement of the water.  To finish the inking, I lightly sponged Basic Gray at the base of the lighthouse and used a Soft Suede marker to build the rocky base of the lighthouse.  To complete the card, I added the Birthday greetings from the Wetlands stamp set and secured the face of the card to the card base.  I know the instructions for this card are a bit lengthy, but I believe the card turned out beautifully.  I hope you enjoy and Happy Stampin'!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PP249 The Paper Player's Color Challenge - "To a Classic"

We are halfway to the weekend....whew!  Today's card was created for this weeks Paper Player's Challenge (  I have never participated with this group before, so it should be fun.  I hope you enjoy my card.  It was challenging to us the color combination that was given, but it definitely make me think outside the box.

This card was created using the Stampin' Up Travelers set and the Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack.  I started with the card base in Island Indigo, with a second layer in Pool Party.  I trimmed down a page of the Real Red striped DSP from the paper stack and placed it on the Pool Party.  I cut a 2 1/2 x 4 inch piece of Black cardstock and used my banner framlets to create the banner below the image and popped up with dimensonals.  I stamped my image in Memento ink and used the Deco Framelits to cut out the image.  I used the same framelit and cut out the background in Real Red.  I trimmed the sides of the stamped image and adhered to the Real Red background, added rhinestones - then secured to the black banner.  I added a smaller banner from a piece of scrap Pool Party with the sentiment from the Guy Greetings Stampin' Up set and used the square punch to add the finishing touches to the ends.  In this picture, I used older Pool Party twine to accent the piece.  I hope that you enjoy my submission for the challenge.  Happy Stampin'!

 UPDATE:  I am so excited!  My submission was selected as "A Cut Above".  I am feeling really good about my first submission to the Paper Players challenge.  :)
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MOJO402 - You'll be missed

Wow it was so hot today! It reached 100 degrees today.  Now to cool down with some craft therapy!  Today's card was created for this weeks MOJO Monday challenge.  As the Best Year Ever designer series paper makes me smile, I thought others may enjoy it also.  This card would be great as a retirement card or for a friend who may be moving.  I used the Stampin' Up Sahara Sand cardstock as the background.  I used the circle framelits to cut out the far right and middle circles from the DSP.  I used whisper white and pool party for the primary circle.  The leaves were punched out of  coastal cabana using the SU Bird Builder punch.  I used some Pool Party and Summer Starfruit ribbon that I purchased a bit back.  The sentiment is from the Wild about Flowers stamp set. Enjoy!  Happy Stampin'!

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

SSIC #23 - Thinking of You Sympathy Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday! Weekends never last long enough!  Today's card is for the Simply Stamp It Challenge # 23.  This weeks challenge is a Sympathy card.  I used the Stampin' Up hostess set "Best Thoughts" along with the sentiment from the "Wetlands" set.  I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock using the black Stazon ink.  The coloring was done by using the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive inks and Blender pens.  The butterfly used a variety of Stampin' Up inks colored in with the blender pens.  The image was stamped in black Stazon.  After all the images were stamped and colored in, I used the largest banner framelit to cut the image.  I cut another banner slightly longer and thinner out of black cardstock.  I placed the stamped image in front of the black banner and used fast fuse to adhere together.  The card base is Rich Razzleberry.  As another touch of white, I added the white bakers twine.  After all placement has been completed, I added dazzling details to the inside of the flowers.  I hope you all enjoy the card and have a wonderful week.  Happy Stampin'!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Love and Sympathy - CYCI#73 Color Challenge

This weeks submission for the CYCI color challenge I decided to create a sympathy card.  This is a simple elegant card using black cardstock for the card base with Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand for the card front.  I stamped the image using the Love & Sympathy Stampin' Up set.  The flower was rich razzleberry and old olive.  I used markers to color the image.  The sentiment was stamped in black stazon.  I used metal brads and black twine to accent the card.  I hope you enjoy!  Happy Stampin'!

OSAT Blog Hop - Masculine Card

Welcome to this month’s One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Blog Hop!  I am very excited to be asked to join in the blog hop.  Excited, but nervous!  This month's theme is masculine cards.  We each have to design a card and project for posting.  This month I have used one of the new in colors from the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up catalog - Tip Top Taupe.  The card is titled "Traveling Man".

I used the Tip Top Taupe for the card base and to cover the pocket journal.  The World Map stamp was used for the background of both items.  The stamping was Tip Top Taupe ink on Very Vanilla paper.  I lightly stamped the World Stamp image behind the Train image by stamping off first.  The card was accented with metal buttons and twine.  The sentiment was from the B.Y.O.P. stamp set.  The metal mini brads and square punch helped to finish the "Happy Birthday" banner.

When thinking about the project portion of this challenge, I wanted to create something that I thought men in my life might use.  This pocket journal was created by using a miniature composition book purchased at the local Dollar General store (3/$1).  I covered the outside in the Tip Top Taupe and layered the images.  I added a couple of mini metal brads, used dimensionals to "pop" the image and added the natural twine to help keep the journal closed.

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop, whether you started with me or if you just popped over from Maggie Mata's blog.  Everyone always has such wonderful projects to share, I always enjoy getting inspiration from others.  Be sure to check out the other blogs listed below.  You can click the icon below to visit Tina Riddle's blog or click each individual's blog listed.  Happy Stampin'!
Ginger Pelfrey --

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Tuesday!

I know that it is a bit late today, but I wanted to share a card I made for my husband.  Our anniversary is coming up and I wanted to make a card that felt like us.  Not an overly gushy card - full of hearts and roses, but a card that shows our years together and the comfort we have in one another.  I thought this natural looking card fit the bill.

I hope you enjoy!  Happy Stampin'!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MOJO400 - Wonderful Wishes!

Hello everyone!  Staying up late to create my submission for this weeks MOJO Monday challenge.  This weeks challenge is special as MOJO Monday has reached a milestone of 400 posted challenges!  WOW!

That is an awesome accomplishment!!  As I have really started focusing on my cards as of late, it would be wonderful to one day be considered for a spot on the design team....

My card for this weeks challenge uses Stampin' Up colors of Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe and Early Espresso.  The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The background is retired DSP Paisley Petals cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I stamped several images from the World of Dreams set in Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I used the circle Framelit die cuts to cut 3 1/4 in from Early Espresso, 2 3/4 in Crisp Cantaloupe and a 2 1/2 in circle punch out of very vanilla.  The bird image was stamped in crumb cake and sponged around the edges.  I stacked the circles and secured to the doily.  Once glued, I pasted these on layers to the bottom left corner and trimmed the excess to match the line if the DSP.  The sentiment was from the Butterfly Basics stamped in Early Espresso.  I finished off the card with off vanilla twine from Michael's and pearl accents colored in Crisp Cantaloupe.

I hope you enjoy....Happy Stampin'!