Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stampin' Royalty Photo Inspiration

This week our Stampin' Royalty brings us a Photo Inspiration Challenge.   As soon as I saw the photo, I saw the birthday cake and thought it was only appropriate I make a birthday day card, since it is my birthday!!!   The striped diagonal paper was made with stamping sponge and the stripe stencil from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) July 28th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold, Blushing Bride Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Whisper White Brad, Tulle
Tools:  Heart to Heart Punch, Stamping Sponge, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pleasant Poppies

 
So I never get tired of using the  Pleasant Poppies stamp set.    Just so beautiful and elegant.   Just stamp color and the card is almost done.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:    Pleasant Poppies, Label Love
Ink:   Basic Black, Old Olive, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Button, Organza Ribbon, Pearls
Tools:  Tasteful Trim Sizzex, Big Shot, Artisan Label Punch

Monday, July 21, 2014

Neon Gorgeous Grunge!

You just can't go wrong when adding Smoky Slate to your color palette.    Here it is paired up with paint splatters of Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Gumball Green.   How great is this.   Splattered Gorgeous Grunge background makes me think of the 80s fashion trend.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Geometrical, Gorgeous Grunge, Tape It
Ink:   Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Gumball Green
Paper:   Whisper White
Accessories:  Rhinestones

Friday, July 18, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Design Team

I am super excited to let you know I am part of the CASE-ing the Catty Design Team.    We all know how amazing the Stampin' Up! catalog is and how much inspiration we all draw from it yearly when it comes out!   Well now I am going to be a part of an amazing design team from all over the World that will showcasing WEEKLY all the amazing projects in the catalog with our own little spin on them.    You will find that we will draw inspiration from the projects themselves, the colors or just the sketch.   

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.

The first challenge is to CASE a project from the Gift and Packaging section of the catalog.   That would be pages 6-23 in the catalog.    

I decided to draw inspiration from the beautiful yellow polka dot box on page 7 of the catalog.   What can I say I was drawn to the fun polka dots, they just make me smile.    Instead of kraft box, I decided to dress up a Tag a Bag Gift Box.

To cover the Tag a Bag Gift Box, I took a piece of 4 1/4" x 7" cardstock and then score it one inch on both side.   I then decorated with doily and designer series paper.    The trick is to insert the cardstock insert inside the plastic first and then slide both in together.   If you do them separately you risk the chance of the doily being damaged.    The bow was created and attached to the top of the plastic insert.   

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 gift box:
Stamp Sets:  Sumthin' Sumthin'
Ink:   Bermuda Bay
Paper:   Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Baker's Twine, Doily, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Tag a Bag Gift Box
Tools:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Gift Bow Bigz, Simply Scored Scoring Tool


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inkredible Color Challenge

This week our Inkredible color challenge is:   Blackberry Bliss, Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon.   I have to say the #hello stamp set is one of my favorite from the 14-15 Stampin' Up! catalog.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  #hello, Tape It, Gorgeous Grunge, Banner Blast
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Gray Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder, Circle Thinlits, 1/4" Square Punch, Hexagon Punch, Circle Framelits

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge

 This week Stampin' Royalty brings us a color challenge.   The colors this week are:  Pistachio Pudding, Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky.   I was so excited I got some new stamp sets to play with, so here is what I came with this week's color combo.  I have to say I love the Dotty Angles stamp set.  I has to be one of my favorites.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) July 21st. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Dotty Angles, Sumthin' Sumthin'
Ink:   Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   In Color Sequins

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thank you! Thank you!

So I have been so busy creating and blogging that I haven't realized that my projects have recognized at two sites!!   I just want to take a minute to send out a big thank you to Retro Sketches and Pals Paper Arts for choosing my creations.   I honored to be chosen and to be in the company of so many talented crafters!   In my defense they have so many great challenges that when I visit their sites the first thing that catches my eye is the challenge of the week.   My eye never makes it further down because my creative wheel starts turning.

So thank you so much Retro Sketches and Pals Paper Arts.  

Click here to see my Amazing card on the Retro Sketches site.

Click here to see my I do card on the Pals Paper Arts.

Curious George Birthday Card

A Curious George birthday party means you need a Curious George birthday card.   

Here is the link for the George image that I used to make the card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Remembering Your Birthday
Ink:   Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Real Red Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Bright Candy Dots
Tools   1" Circle Punch, Owl Punch

Monday, July 14, 2014

Curious George Party!

My niece just turned 2 years old.     She absolutely loves Curious George.   So here are the party favor bags I made for all her little friends and cupcake toppers!    She loved her cupcake topper.    She kept pointing to the topper and saying George!!   So happy they were a hit by the birthday princess!

I found the clipart of George at this site.   Then I played with the various fonts on my computer to make the gift tag.     The fonts used are:  Arial, CK Black Out, Always & Forever.

Ingredients to make the party favor bag:
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories:  Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:   2 1/2" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile

Ingredients to make the cupcake topper:
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red
Tools:   1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Friday, July 11, 2014

Christmas in July

It's never too early to start thinking of Christmas cards.    This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow.    First thought for these colors is a ocean theme card, but then I thought I might as well get started on making my Christmas cards.   I decided to play with my stamp sets to create the sentiments.    It took 3 stamp sets.   So for an easy card, there was quite a bit of playing.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Metro Type Alphabet, Sweet Season,  Joy to the World
Ink:  Island Indigo
Paper:   Whisper White, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Pearls

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Love this sketch

 
I saw this week's Retro Sketch I was completely inspired.   I saw the hexagon background in the sketch and I wanted to use the Hexagon Hive as a stencil for the background.   I die cut the Hexagon Hive and then used a sponge to ink the background.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Happy Watercolor, 6 Sided Sampler and Flower Patch
Ink:   Soft Sky, Pool Party,  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party
Accessories:   Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon, Baja Breeze Button, Pearls
Tools:  Labels Framelits, Hexagon Hive Framelit, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stampin' Royalty Anything Goes

This week Stamping Royalty gives us the challenge that Anything Goes!!!    Cards and bows are so boring on top of presents.   Here is my tag in an envelope combined to make a gift top holder with a homemade paper floral. 

To make the curve in the tag, I used a circle cut out as a template to cut out the curve 

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) July 14th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the gift topper:
Stamp Sets:   Together Forever
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Doilies, Silver Brad
Tools:  Butterfly Punch, Crop-a-dile, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Framelits, Label Framelits, Apothecary Accent Framelits, Big Shot 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I love hashtags

So what can I say I just love this stamp set that is full of fun hashtag sentiments!    #hello is a fun and trendy set in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.    Here it is paired up with this week's My Favorite Things sketch of the week.   

I love the fun and bright colors in the Sweet Taffy stamp set.   I decided to pull out the Rich Razzleberry from the hexagon background and make it the focal of the card.    I hate to say but it's been a while since I opened up the Rich Razzleberry ink pad and accessories!   It was fun to with fun and rich color.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   #hello, Six Sided Sampler
Ink:   Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Bright Candy Dots and Buttons
Tools:  Circle Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Hexagon Punch

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

 As soon as I saw the Pals Paper Arts challenge, I loved it!   I love any color combo that has grey as part of it's combination.    Here is Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Basic Gray.   I decided to do a wedding card with this amazing color combo.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Perfect Couple, Sweet Essentials and Border Banter
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Basic Gray
Paper:   Whisper White, Pool Party and Basic Gray
Accessories:  Rhinestones



Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America.    Here is my red, white and blue creation.   I have to say I am loving the nautical theme.     I was completely inspired by this card I found on Pinterest.    

To make the boxes, I stamped the Amazing Birthday and then punched out the stripes with my 3/4" square punch.   To add a dimension I added an extra 3/4" square punch out and added to the back of the square punch out.

The sentiment was printed and added to the card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Amazing Birthday
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse
Paper:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Pearls
Tools:  3/4" Square Punch, Happy Whale Clearlits, Big Shot