Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gold Sails

I don't know where I saw the nautical soft sky and gold nautical image.   Maybe it was on Facebook or on Pinterest.   But once I saw the colors and the theme together, I couldn't get it out of my head.   The beautiful Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper was a perfect fit for the soft background for the card I was looking to achieve.

I decided to use the  Anchors Away stamp set from The Project Bin for the project.  I have to say I love the way the card came out.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Anchors Away from The Project Bin
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:  Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Accessories:   Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Cord and Gold Rhinestones from a local craft store
Tools:  Embossing Buddy and Heat Gun

Monday, May 2, 2016

Grain of Salt

I love this week's Paper Craft Crew's sketch of the week.  So versatile, I can so see making a few more cards with this sketch.   This sketch is staying in my keep pile.    I love this sentiment.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets from an online store
Ink:   Wild Wasabi, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Buttons and Enamel Dots from an online store, Whisper White Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Triple Banner Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sassy

I love this week's Paper Players sketch.   Just a few strips of paper and the card is complete.   I love when that happens.   I decided to pair it up with this week's Itty Bitty Unity challenge.     I got some great Ombre ink and decided to pair it up with ombre designer series paper.  I have to say I love the end result.

This was one of my free stamp sets when I got my honorable mention a few weeks ago.   Thank you Unity for my free stamps!







Friday, April 29, 2016

Happy birthday

The Balloon Celebration set has to be one of my favorites from the Occasions Mini.   I am so happy that it is not retiring.      There truly is so many great coordinating images in the set.    What celebration is not complete with balloons!   Thank you Sugar Sketch for the sketch challenge!  It was the perfect inspiration for card.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebration
Ink:  Mint Macaroon, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaroon, Basic Black, It's My Party Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  It's My Party Enamel Dots, Basic Black Baker's Twine
Tools:   Triple Banner Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder, Balloon Bouquet Punch

Crabby

I saw this Sugar Sketch, I was thinking of what image can I put in a box.    Looking around I found this cute little crab and knew he was perfect for this sketch.   I love the end result.   So friggin' cute!   The red, white and black just makes the card.    Love, love.
  
I am a Cancer so the little crab especially makes me happy.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from an online store
Ink:   Basic Black and Chameleon Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:  Red Button from a local store, Basic Black baker's twine
Tools:  1" and 1 1/4" square punch




Followed my Heart


I love Justin's take on this week's Mojo Monday sketch.   The black and white totally inspired me to make this card.     I am trying to break out of my comfort zone and be a little more adventurous and not staying in the lines.

Normally I would color in my images perfectly, but not today.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from an online store
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black and designer series paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Enamel Dots from a local craft store


Viva La Verve

The Project Bin has come up with another fabulous stamp set dedicated to the Sailing Men in your life called Anchors Away.   Perfect sailors, fathers and giving graduates advice for the future.

Here is the Anchors Away stamp set paired up with this month's Viva La Verve sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:    Anchors Away by The Project Bin
Ink:   Basic Black, Copic Markers
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Going Places Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Basic Black Button




Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams is the perfect quote for the graduation season that will be on it's way in a few months.   I have three amazing young ladies in my life that will be graduating in June from high school.    Thank you The Project Bin for the fabulous sentiment.    The sentiment is from the Wise Woman stamp set.

This month's Sugar Sketch was a perfect fit for the sentiment and it helped me create such a beautiful card to give to.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Wise Woman from The Project Bin
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Enamel Dots and Stickers from a local craft store
Tools:   Triple Banner Punch, Circle Framelits

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stampin' Royalty Picture Inspiration

I absolutely love, love this week's Stampin' Royalty picture inspiration. Purple, celebrations what is not to love!   I was completely drawn into the circle garland.   I tookk the circle garland and decided to run with it.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Remembering Your Birthday, Birthday Cake
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper, Everyday Occasions CardMaking Kit
Accessories:  Silver Cord, Silver Thread, Rhinestones, Iced Rhinestone
Tools:   Itty Bitty Punch Pack
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Arrival

Thank you As You See It for this week's color and photo inspiration.   One of my cousin's girls has a baby boy this past week.   I can't believe these little girls are now woman becoming mommies!

The challenge was a perfect opportunity to create a baby card to send.     Have you seen this great tip.    Click here to see Jennifer McGuire's video.   Did you ever have a clear stamp that doesn't get you a crisp stamped image.    Versamark is the key!   How great is that.   I tried it with this image and it worked perfectly.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Cottage Greetings, stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:   Early Espresso, Copic Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Soft Sky Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Buttons and Linen Thread
Tools:  Corner Rounder Project Life

Monday, April 25, 2016

Paper craft Crew


This week Paper Craft Crew provides us a fabulous sketch.   Pennants circles, what is not to love.   As always I made it my own and changed it up a little bit.    I decided to combine it with this week's Unity girl challenge.    My favorite Unity girls are the Besties posing for a selfie.    Every time I put a card made with these girls in the coffee shop to sell.   It doesn't last long on the rack and it disappears.

So here are the girls on another card asking for some serious girl time.   Who doesn't need to spend more time with their besties!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets from an online store
Ink:   Basic Black, Chameleon Markers and Soft Sky Blendabilites>
Paper:   Whisper White, Pink Passion, Neutral Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Heart Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Triple Banner Punch, Circle Framelits

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Administrative Professional Day

 April 27th is Administrative Professional Day.   A customer of mine asked me to make a few cards for his assistants.     Here are two project ideas I made.   I have to say I love the first one it.   It is such a great graphic look.    Stacking stamped images love it.   Real Red and Smoky Slate, just beautiful.

The second card I decided to go with a classic office supply look.   I made a tag.   I cut the corners of the card stock corners and then I added a 3/4" square punch with a Crop-a-dile punch center.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Thank you Retro Sketch!


Thank you Retro Sketch!    So excited that my 4am friends card was a ShoutOut on the Retro Sketch for this week!    I love this sentiment!   If you haven't checked out Retro Sketch!   It is a must!   There sketches are my absolute favorite!

Thank you Retro Sketch for choosing my card and for giving us such amazing sketches week after week!

Thank you The Project Bin for an amazing sentiment!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Good Friends

So I went to a great scrapbook show the past weekend and I was able to pick up this great sentiment!   I love this quote and now I am happy to say I have a stamp that says these beautiful words.   This month's Viva La Verve challenge was a perfect opportunity to work with this sentiment.

Most of the products are not Stampin' Up!   The ones that are the Hello Honey ink and card stock, Triple Banner Punch, Daffodil Delight Ribbon and Rhinestones.




Thursday, April 21, 2016

Unity Color Challenge


I just love this week's color challenge at Unity.   Teal and Grey.    Just beautiful.   I love the sentiment that comes with this stamp set.   Never love hope you never know what tomorrow will brings.       Love the flowers as well.       A little sponging and the card came to life.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets from an online store
Ink:   Basic Grey, So Saffron, Soft Sky
Paper:   Whisper White, Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:  Neutral Buttons and Basic Grey Baker's Twine
Tools:   Stamping Sponge