Friday, February 5, 2016

Owl Valentine

I am so loving my owls I purchased.    I couldn't wait to create with them and color them in and bring them to life!   They are just too cute!

Here they are paired up with this week's Retro Sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from an online store
Ink:   Basic Black, Blendabilites, Copic and Chameleon Markers
Paper:    Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper, Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Subtles Candy Dots and Buttons, Crisp Cantoloupe Twine
Tools:   Corner Rounder and Border Punch from a local craft store

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Your Love is my Anchor

I found time today to create a card for Mojo Monday!  I was so happy to create using my new stamp set I got in the mail!

I decided to color in the anchor with my Stampin' Write Markers.   I remembered my niece had a super cute summer outfit that had a similar pattern and color scheme.

I also love the ombre paper I found in my paper packs!

Ingredients to make the card
Stamp Set from an online store
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink
Paper:   Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink, Designer Series paper from a local craft store
Accessories:  Basic Black Baker's Twine, Silver Button, Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:  Banner Punch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cards for Guys

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are asking everyone to create a card for the guys in our lives.     So I decided simple is better and not a lot of embellishments would be a start.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Party Wishes, Party with Cake
Ink:   Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thank you Paper Craft Crew

 Thank you Paper Craft Crew!!!   I am so excited two weeks in a row my cards were chosen as top picks!!!     You guys rock!!!    I love their sketch and their weekly inspiration!



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Next Crop Day, February 27th

 Day:   Saturday, February 27th
 Time:  9 am - 6 pm
 Please RSVP by the Thursday before if you will be coming.
 Location:   Totowa, NJ
  
 Come scrap the day away.    Just bring your photos, paper, adhesives, embellishments and projects and leave the rest of your scrapbook supplies at home.

 Bring a salty or sweet treat to share with everyone as your crop fee.
 You have full access to my 100+ punches, Big Shot dies and framelits, 100+ stamp sets and 50+ ink pads.    You will also be able to use my overflowing scrap bins of colored card stock and designer paper.     Drinks and bagels will be provided.
      

 Lunch is not included in the crop fee, we will be ordering take out for those that are interested.

Crazy about you


This week Paper Craft Crew the theme is Love.   I am determined to use all my love and valentine stamp sets.   I pulled out this great shade of pink and heat embossed the sentiment.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Basic Black Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:   2 1/2" Circle Punch, Heart Punch from a local craft store, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hope

This week Freshly Made Sketches had working on a simple sketch.   A sentiment in the middle of the card and that is it.    So here is one of my favorite words, hope.

Ingredients to make the card:
Paper:   Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, English Garden Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Wood Dots
Tools:  Butterfly Punches and Word Die Cuts from a local craft store

Friday, January 29, 2016

Star Wars

Over the Christmas holiday, I took my niece and nephew to see the new Star Wars movie!    So of course for my nephew's birthday card I had to make a Star Wars themed birthday card.

So I decided to create a card with one of the newest characters the very adorable BB-8.     I found this clipart at this link.   I covered up the image in the corner with the cogs punch.

I have to say I love, love the way this card came out!    As always I have to say thank you to Retro Sketch for the inspiration!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Party with Cake
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Marina Mist, Tangelo Twist, Neutral Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots
Tools: Extra Large Cogs Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Friends

Love the Woodgrain Neutral challenge this week at Fusion.    The best part of the challenge I was able to incorporate the color scheme into creating a long overdue scrapbook page with me and my best friends.    Best friends certainly think alike, we were at a scrapbook crop and all three of us wore the same shirt and we didn't even plan it!!

The best part of the page was I was able to use 6x6 paper packs that I purchased for the layout.

Ingredients to make the scrapbook page:
Stamp Sets:  Watercolor Wings, stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:   Midnight Muse, Mint Macaron
Paper:   Whisper White, Night of Navy, Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:   Neutral Wood Dots and Button, Clothspin,  Baker's Twine from a local craft store and Linen Thread
Tools:  Pennant Punch from a local craft store, Fun Flowers Die Sizzex
Misc:   Denim Fabric



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Love Red and Black

This week at Stampin' Royalty we have this amazing black and white and red challenge.   I love the pop of red against the black and white, just beautiful!!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pairings, Snuggles and Scribbles
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Gumball Green, Into the Wild Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, White Perfect Accents colored in with a black Sharpie
Tools:  Festive Flower Punch, Circle Cutting Tool

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Heart Smile

This stamp set makes my heart smile.   I got at least a year ago and have not used it.    It is making my heart smile that I was able to create a card with it and just in time for this week's Global Design Love Challenge.    Thank you Paper Craft Crew for the sketch  challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from an online store and Show & Tell
Ink:  Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Enamel Dots from online store


Monday, January 25, 2016

We are Better Together

This month at Unity the challenge is pink and red.   I knew if I looked around I had some designer paper I have been hoarding with the same polka dots as shown in the challenge.    Who doesn't love pink and red polka dots.    The pink and red is a perfect time for Valentines as well perfect for this week's Global Design Project Love Theme Challenge.   Well I have to say I am making a good dent in using all of my Valentine's day / Love stamp sets I own.   My challenge this year was to use all of them.   I think I am making a good headway in using them all.

What goes better than chocolate chip cookies and milk!     The cookie was a little bit of a challenge.  I can't seem to find a marker that does a good job in coloring in the crumb cake color!    So I decided to stamp the cookie on crumb cake paper and then just color in the chips and paper pierce and cut the cookie on top of the other stamped image.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from an online store
Ink:   Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Skin Tone Copic Marker
Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Designer Series from a local craft store
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Neutral Buttons, Wood Dots from a local craft store


Friday, January 22, 2016

Just the Way You Are


2016 is my year to my craft supply.   I love seeing cards put together with supplies that have been sitting in my closet.

How great is the Unity pink and red challenge theme!   I love how the pink and red came together for this card.

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Here are two cards made with similar stamp sets and supplies.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp sets:   Stamp a Bag, stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:   Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Paper;  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Love Impressions Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Baker's Twine, Sequins and Washi Tape from a local craft store Real Red Candy Dots
Tools:  Heart Framelits, and Chevron Punch from a local craft store

Thursday, January 21, 2016

My Silly Valentine


One of my favorite sketches is Retro Sketch.  It is by far one of the sketches I look forward to seeing every week.

I pulled the card together with paper that I got a few years ago from a local craft store.   It felt good to use paper that has been sitting around in my craft pile.   The paper and the die cut stickers were a perfect fit this week's Retro Sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Snuggles and Smooches
Ink:   Cherry Cobbler
Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Regal Candy Dots

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are challenge everyone with a color challenge.    The colors are:   Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron.

After creating the card, I think I may have picked up my Blushing Bride card stock and not the Pink Pirouette!   Oh well,  a pink is a pink.  

I did introduce another color and it is the Sahara Sand for the cone.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Honeycomb Happiness
Ink   Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Paper:   Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, It's My Party Patterns Designer Series Paper, Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   InColor Sequins, Pink Pirouette Baker's Twine, Subtles Buttons, Rhinestones
Tools:  Sponge Daubers