Friday, August 22, 2014

CTC Kids

 
This week we are Casing the Catty and taking on the Kids section of the 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog.    That would be pages 82 – 93.  On page 86, I drew inspiration from the robot card and decided to use the layout of the card for card base.

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Simply Sports, Oh Hello, Banner Blast
Ink:   Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Patterns Designer Series Paper, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Brads
Tools:  On Film Framelits, Circle Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, 1/2" Circle Punch, Chevron Border Punch

Thursday, August 21, 2014

You are my Sunshine

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Hello Honey, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Whisper White.   So I decided to pull out the Ray of Sunshine stamp set for the challenge.  For the sunshine in the challenge I cut each ray out separately and then cut the sun out.     A little time consuming, but overall not too bad.  If I had to line up the rays I am sure I would be even more frustrated.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set:   Ray of Sunshine
Ink:  Pacific Point, Hello Honey
Paper:   Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Accessories:   Bold Brights Candy Dots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ABC – Using Letters

This week at Stampin' Royalty brings us an alphabet stamp set challenge.   So break open those alphabets and get stamping and creating.   So OMG, I decided to use the Metro Type for the challenge.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) August 25th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Metro Type Alphabet, Gorgeous Grunge, #hello
Ink:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:   In Color Sequins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Love Peace & Friends

I am so loving this month's gallery challenge on PaperCrafts Connection.   The challenge is Clip it Up!   The challenge is make a card for any occasion using clips, whether paper clips, hair clips, clothespins, or bobby pins.    I had these great paper clips from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit.    I was flipping through my old Paper Crafts special editions and I saw this great card in the Card Creations Volume 12 that I just wanted my own version.     So here is the card made by Sarah Shewell and here is my version.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Tape It, Gorgeous Grunge, Peace, Love and Cupcakes
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Whisper White, Index Cards
Accessories:  In Color Sequins, Silver Buttons, Everyday Occasions Card Kit, Rhinestones
Tools:  Spiral Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Owl Punch

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Subway Art

How much do you love subway art!   I found this great subway art on Pinterest and I wanted to make a fun and cute card to celebrate the back to school season.    Click here to download the subway art to make your back to school creation.      The back to school card was a perfect opportunity to use my clip assortment for the August Gallery challenge on PaperCrafts Connection.   The challenge is Clip it Up!   The challenge is make a card for any occasion using clips, whether paper clips, hair clips, clothespins, or bobby pins.

Ingredients to make the card:
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Storytime Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Real Red Gingham Ribbon, Real Red Button, Basic Black Clip Embellishments, Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:  Spiral Punch

Friday, August 15, 2014

CTC Challenge - Baby

 This week we will be caseing the baby section of the 2014-15 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.    That is pages 72-81 of the catalog.      I was inspired by the banner baby cards on page 81.  

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.
Ingredients to make the card:   Baby, We've Grown
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Blushing Bride,  Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls
Tools:   Banner Punch

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Inkredible Color Challenge

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:  Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar.  When I saw the colors I wasn't sure what I would do with them.   A friend of mine recently made me a thinking of you card with the retired Serene Sunflower and I drew inspiration from the set and decided to make a Tuscany style tea cup with the sunflowers.

I used the teacup from this template.   You need to be a member of Splitcoaststampers to access it, but it is worth the sign up to get to all these amazing ideas of course this template.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Serene Sunflower, Remembering Your Birthday
Ink:   Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon
Accessories:   Lost Lagoon Satin Stitched Ribbon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glitter!!

 This week Stampin' Royalty is having us play with glitter!!!    It was one of those days, it was hot and I just did not want to play with glitter.    So I poked around in my scrap bin of pieces I have punched, stamped out or cut that I just didn't have the heart to throw in the trash and I found these glitter hearts I made a while ago.   The glitter hearts were made with a layer of versamark, then heat & stick powder, heat embossing, then dazzling diamonds followed by heat embossing to keep it in place.  

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) August 18th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   #hello
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Paper:   Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Silver Glitter Paper, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   In Color Sequins, Heat & Stick Powder, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools:  Heart to Heart Punch, Bitty Banner Framelit, Project Life Corner Rounder




Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sneak Peak to the Upcoming Holiday Mini

I just got some new goodies to play with from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini 2014!   So here is a sneak peak into new designer series paper, stamp set and two tone trim!   Love this new photopolmer stamp set Tee-Hee-Hee!   Love all the little sentiments in the set.  

Enjoy the sneak peak!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Tee-Hee-Hee
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Soft Suede
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
Tools:   Circle Framelits
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Aunt

My best friend just became a great aunt.   It will be a long time before I become a great aunt.   My oldest niece is only 8, so I have some time before it happens to me.   So I was excited to create a great aunt card for my friend Diane.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Baby We've Grown, Family Reunion, Designer Typeset
Ink:  Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Paper:   Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Doily, Whisper White Button, Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Elegant Bouquet Textured Embossing Folder, Perfect Pennants Sizzex, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Friday, August 8, 2014

CTC Wedding Challenge

 Week Four for Caseing the Catty brings us a Wedding Challenge.   So to join in the fun, case a project from the wedding section of the 2014-15 Idea Book and Catalog, pages 60-71.

I love the layout of the wedding card found on page 69, so with a little substitution, here is my wedding card.    I love the @SoSocial stamp set and this was the perfect opportunity to use it!     The curved angle, I used a circle as a pattern to make the curve.

The challenge will be open until next Friday at 5 A.M. EST.     I hope I am doing the time conversion correctly from the US and Australia.   Bear with me as I get this whole time zone down pat.   Hope you can join us!   Click here to submit your CASE'ed project.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:    Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, @SoSocial, Summer Silouetes, Flowering Flourishes
Ink:   Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:   Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Pearls
Tools:   Apothecary Accents Framelits, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hooray for 50!

My parents had a fifty birthday party to go to.    So when I saw this week's Inkredible color challenge I knew it was perfect for a male 50th birthday card.    This week's Inkredible color challenge is:    Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Dotty Angles, Hey You
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Calypso Coral Baker's Twine and Gold Sequins
Tools:   Big Shot, Timeless Type Sizzlets

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stamped Background Challenge

This week Stampin' Royalty challenges us to make our own Stamped Background.     My favorite background stamp in this year's catalog is Dotty Angles.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) August 11th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Dotty Angles, Petitie Pairs
Ink:   Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy
Paper:  Maritime Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Night of Navy Button, Baker's Twine

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Moxie Fab World Clicking Camera Challenge Day 2

I have to say I was excited to see the Clicking Camera Challenge on Moxie Fab World.    I finally got around to getting the Around the World stamp set.   It has been on my wish list and when I got the @SoSocial it was a perfect stamp set to pair it up with.

The challenge is open until August 21st, so dust off those camera stamp sets and accessories and start creating.

Stamp Sets:  @SoSocial, Around the World, Metro Type Alphabet, Dotty Angles, Show & Tell
Ink:   Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:   Circle Framelits

Monday, August 4, 2014

Moxie Fab World Clicking Camera Challenge

Moxie Fab World is having a Clicking Camera Challenge.   I love this challenge!    I love cameras!   My nieces and nephews know me too well.   I am constantly telling them "Cheese".     I am known as the family photographer.

I love the Flashback designer series paper.   It has these great polaroid and camera images.   I cut them out and made them the focal of my card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  #hello, Show & Tell
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Flashback designer series paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots
Tools: Owl Punch