Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flower Patch Inkredible Color Challenge

This week the Inkredible color challenge is:   Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow and Pistachio Pudding.   The instance I saw those colors I knew it was going to be a floral card.    So I pulled out the beautiful Flower Patch stamp set for the challenge.  I love this set!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Flower Patch, Hey You
Ink: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow and Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  Pearls












Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Sunshine

 As soon as I saw the Ray of Sunshine I just knew I had to have it!   So many amazing sentiments.   This week Stampin' Royalty brings us a sketch challenge and it just works perfectly with this amazing stamp set.

The sunshine was a little tricky.   Let's just say I didn't have much luck lining up the points by just stamping the images!   So instead crazy me cut out each individually and adhered them to the paper and then proceed to cut them out a second time when I cut the sun out in it's entirety.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) August 4th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card: 
Stamp Sets:  Ray of Sunshine
Ink:  So Saffron
Paper:   Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Bright Candy Dots
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#friendsarethebest

 So how much do I love this week's Retro Sketch.   I decided to pair it up with Perfect Blend stamp set and the Back to Black Designer Series Paper.   

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  #hello, Perfect Blend
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Back to Black Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls
Tools:  Heart to Heart Punch, Circle Framelits
Misc:  Sharpie


Monday, July 28, 2014

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

 I have to say the Amazing Birthday stamp set is slowly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets.   I love the graphic images in the set.   I decided to pair it up today with this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Amazing Birthday, Itty Bitty Birthday
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:   Sequins
Tools:  Itty Bitty Framelits



 


Friday, July 25, 2014

CASEing - Memory Keeping


This is the 2nd week of CASE-ing the Catty challenges!   This week we will be challenging everyone to CASE a project from the Memory Keeping section of the catalog.   For us in the US, that would be catalog pages 24-41.

Can I just tell you how much I enjoying these challenges.   I actually scrapbooked!  My niece and nephew took pictures this past May and I have been wanting to sit down and scrapbook them and now I had the perfect opportunity.    How adorable are my niece and nephew!! 

Thanks to the Stampin' Up! catalog, I also had my layout complete.   All I needed to do was substitute what I didn't have with something different and viola the page is done. 

I CASE'ed the project below which is featured on page 30 of the catalog.    

To make the polaroid that has my niece in it.   First I cut out a rectangle.   Then I drew the square I wanted for my polaroid opening.    Since I do not have square framelits,  I then used my square punch to do my cutting of the polaroid insert.   The tag came from the Two Tags Sizzex.   I die cut the large tag and then used it as a template to cut out my title tag.

Just goes to show with a little ingenuity you can use the products in your closet until win the Mega Millions and can buy everything in the catty!

Hope you can join in our weekly challenges of CASEing the Catty.    Why bang your head try to create something new when Stampin' Up! has hundred of ideas in the catalog!  

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 scrapbook page:
Stamp Sets:   Show & Tell, #hello, Hip Notes,  Baby Prints and Cute Converse
Ink:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Flashback Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Doily, Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch, Two Tags Sizzex, Crop-a-dile, Small Star Punch, Serif Essential Alphabet Sizzex, Bitty Banners Framelits



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inkredible Color Challenge

This week our Inkredible color challenge is:   Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.   What signifies summer more than bright colors and ice cream!   I printed the sentiment, you make life sweeter.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Sunny Fun
Ink:   Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Bright Candy Dots
Tools:  Circle Framelits

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