Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Gingerbread Men


How super easy is this week's Create with Connie & Mary sketch of the week.   The design team created some amazing creations that helped inspire me to create a gingerbread sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Cookie Cutter Christmas, Sweet Season
Ink:  Early Espresso, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Red Gingham Ribbon
Tools:  Builder Cookie Cutter Punch

Monday, September 26, 2016

Christ the Lord

Simple sketches call for a simple cards.   The minute I saw this week's Freshly Made Sketch of the week I decided I wanted to use a beautiful sentiment in the large space.   The Project Bin has a beautiful religious stamp set called Luke2.   So many beautiful stamp sentiments to remind what the Christmas season is about.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  First Christmas, Luke2
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:   Whisper White, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Wood Elements from a local craft store



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thank You Friend

The only thing I knew when I created with this Sugar Pea Design sketch is that it needed gingham.   So I started looking through my craft stash and her is my creation.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set:  Unity
Ink:   Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Paper:   Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Button and Wood Dots from a local craft store
Tools:  Circle Framelits

Birthday Treat

I decided to change it up a little bit this week and with some of the sketch I decided to make them gift tag.    Who couldn't use a few gift tags to have on hand to put on a gift for a friend.    A small homemade touch to anything you give.

Here is one of the Sugar Pea Designs sketches.   I decided to change it up a little bit.   I almost used the sketch and I used the colors from the photo inspiration.

The top of the tag, I placed a circle framelit on top of the tag and traced it and then cut it out.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Unity
Ink:   Basic Black, Copic Markers
Paper:   Whisper White,  Melon Mambo and Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   White Embossing Powder, Enamel Dots, Buttons and Twine from a local craft store
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder, Crop-a-dile, Heat Gun and Embossing Buddy

Friday, September 23, 2016

With Sympathy

When I saw this week's Global Design Sketch I just knew I wanted to create a card with it.   I was drawn to the simplicity of the design.     Since the sketch was simple, I wanted to make sure I kept it simple.    The leaves in the Crazy for You stamp set are the perfect background stamp.   I have to say it is by far one of my favorite stamps.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Crazy for You, stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:   Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Accessories:   Baker's Twine, Button and Enamel Dots from a local craft store, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Triple Banner Punch, Heat Gun and Embossing Buddy

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Grateful Heart

I am so in love with this super cute Owl from the latest Unity release.   He is cuteness overload.   I am going to have so much fun coloring and creating card with him.   I think I may even send out Thanksgiving cards this year!

This super cute guy was inspired by this week's Retro Sketch and design team creations as well as The Paper Players fall theme!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from Unity
Ink:   Basic Black and Copic Markers
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Bright Candy Dots
Tools:   Border Punch from a local craft store


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We Flamingo


I don't have many current My Favorite Things stamp sets and dies. I think I am going to have to rectify that in the next couple of months.   My most recent purchase has the Flamingo die and stamp set.     So that is why all my entries for the 2016 My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar have this cute little bird.  

I decided to find unique and one of kind ways to feature this set.   I didn't want to not submit all because I didn't have current My Favorite Things products.   I decided to try anyway with what I had.    Like the lottery you have to be in it to win.     So don't ever hold back on submitting your creations.   You never know what is going to catch someone's eye and in the meantime it helps you grow and stretch your creativity!!

Fabulous Frame of Mind

One word definitely comes to mind with Flamingos and it is Fabulous!!   I decided to pair them up this time with a few triangles and some enamel dots!  

Here is another entry for the fun 2016 My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar.    If you haven't checked out the entries, it is a must!   So many amazing designers and submissions!!    Good luck everyone!

Tickled Pink


So I am going to get my cards entered into the 2016 My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar just in time.   Time has run away from me and I am just happy I was able to make three cards to submit.    Hopefully one of these days my life will calm down and I will have all the time in the world in my craft room.

Here is the Flamingo die with coordinating stamp set.   I added a few rhinestone and floral embellishments and the card just came together in no time.    The hardest part is die cutting the flamingo!

Have a Wicked Halloween

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are bringing a monochromatic challenge.   I decided to change it up and go with an ombre instead with a touch of black.    I really need to start using our ombre pads more and what better than a monochromatic challenge.

Sugar Pea Designs give me the inspiration for today's card.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Cheer All Year, Seasonal Snapshot 2015, Holly Jolly Greetings, Spooky Fun
Ink:  Basic Black, Calypso Coral Ombre Stamp Pad
Paper:   Whisper White
Accessories:   White Perfect Accents colored in with Sharpies, Basic Black Baker's Twine
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder, Circle Framelits



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Magic of the Holidays

I have to say I love the new stash of stamps I got from Unity.   Love this little reindeer.    I decided to go with a non-traditional holiday color scheme.   I was inspired by a card I saw in a catalog.    How great is Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Basic Black together!!    Pals Paper Arts gave me a perfect sketch to put the card together.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from Unity
Ink;  Basic Black
Paper:    Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Pop of Color Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine and Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Oval Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder

Monday, September 19, 2016

Perk You Up

It can't get any easier than this week's Freshly Made Sketch of the week.   Super easy and super fun.       I got some fun new stamps from Unity and could not wait to play with them.

Love this cute little coffee cup!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from Unity
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue and Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Red Enamel Dots and Baker's Twine
Tools:  Circle Framelits

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thank You

I had a little time to play so I decided to play along with Mojo Monday sketch of the week.    I decided to go with last week's Unity color scheme which was the Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.      I love all the beautiful rich colors the fall brings.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from Unity
Ink:   Early Espresso
Paper:   Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder, Circle Framelits, Blender Pens

Friday, September 16, 2016

Congrats

I love the simple elegance of this week's Retro Sketch of the week.   So simple but effective.

I decided to go with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and the the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits pairing them up with the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.

Love the way this card came together.   You can never have enough wedding cards on hand.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Sunshine Sayings
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Pearls
Tools:   Sunshine Wishes Designer Series Paper

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fusion Challenge

So I was curiously drawn to the Fusion challenge.   I can't tell you how much I have missed the Fusion challenge!    The images, the sketches and the colors.     As soon I saw the image I started thinking of what images and dies I could use.

I have to say the sponged background and masking with post its was a good way to add color and dimension.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Loving Thoughts, Unity stamp set
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:   Whisper White, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Neutral Candy Dots and Buttons
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder
y