Friday, November 21, 2014

Mingle all the way

 We all have stamp sets in the catalog that we see that we hold off for buying thinking not today, I don't need it.   That is what I thought until I started seeing so many beautiful cards made with Mingle all the way on Pinterest.

Now I have to say I love the Mingle all the way set and so happy I purchased it!

Here is my Friday Caseing the Catty card.  I cased the card on page 104 of the Idea Book and Catalog

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Mingle all the way
Ink:  Silver
Paper:  Whisper White, All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Neutral Buttons and Candy Dots, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy and Project Life Corner Rounder

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Inkredible Color Challenge


This week's Inkredible color challenge is:  Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar.

I have been drawing inspiration from the Idea Book and Catalog lately.    This week's Inkredible color challenge card was no exception.   I saw Friend card on page 158 and it was just perfect for this week's colors.

With a little tweaks, here is my Live, Laugh & Love card.
Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Garden Party, On Your Birthday
Ink:   Tangelo Twist, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow
Paper:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, 2014-2016 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories;  Pearls, Very Vintage Buttons and Linen Thread
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thinking of You

 
This week at Stampin' Royalty brings us a color challenge.  
The colors are Real Red, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.    As soon as I saw this color combo, I couldn't wait to create a card with it!    Red and White is by far one of my favorite color combinations.    I just got the Kind & Cozy stamp set and it was the perfect opportunity to create with it.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) November 24th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Kind & Cozy
Ink:  Real Red, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Real Red Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack, Maritime Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Brights Candy Dots
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hello There Four Feathers

 Here are two of my favorite new stamp sets paired up with this week's Retro Sketch.

I just love the feathers and especially in Gold.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Hello There, Four Feathers
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Gold Sequins, Rhinestones, Frosted Sequins
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy



Monday, November 17, 2014

Grateful For You

My Gold Thanksgiving Cards continue.    Here is black on gold embossing again, but this time we are embossing the Merry Everything stamp set.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Merry Everything
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Basic Black, Gold Foil, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Antique Brads, Gold Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:  Note Tage Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Leaf punch from a local craft store

Friday, November 14, 2014

Caseing the Catty Continues

We are on vacation until the new year at the Caseing the Catty challenge blog when we start working on caseing the Sale-a-bration, Occasions Mini and New Catalog.  In the meantime, I would like to challenge all of you to open up the 2014-15 Idea Book and Catalog and start using the catalog for inspiration in your projects.  

Every year we get that beautiful catalog, we put post its in the catalog for all our wish items, but we also put post its in the catalog for projects that inspire us.    We always do a good job in getting our wish items, but never quite get around to creating the projects.       There are so many amazing projects why recreate when you can CASE or at least CASE the layout or the colors.

So for now until the year, I am going to try to continue finding projects in the Idea Book and Catalog and draw inspiration from them.    I hope you can join me!

Here is my baby card and the card that inspired me on page 80 of the Idea Book.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Baby We Have Grown, Border Banter
Ink:  Basic Black, Soft Sky
Paper:   Whisper White, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Subtles Designer Series Paper, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Accessories:  Very Vintage Designer Button, Baker's Twine, Pearls
Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Grateful for You

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:  Always Artichoke, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey.

For the challenge I pulled a little old and little new with a little non-SU.    I used the rock and roll technique mixing up the Always Artichoke, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey in the rock and roll technique.

Hope you enjoy my Grateful for You card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Merry Everything, With Gratitude
Ink:  Veramark, Always Artichoke, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey
Accessories:  Doily, Whisper White Baker's Twine and Button, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:  Corner Rounder, Note Tag Punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Make a Card to Someone You are Thankful for

This week at Stamping Royalty we are asking everyone to make a card for someone that you are thankful for.   Here is gold paired up with white and doilies.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) November 17th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  For All Things
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Gold Sequins, Doily, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Big Shot, Expression Thinlits, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder, Envelope Punch Board

Here is another card made in black and gold.   How great is black and gold together and add a little shimmer and magic!  What are you most Thankful for..  For me it is Gold Embossing Powder.

Ingredients to make the card: 
Stamp Sets:   For All Things
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Basic Black, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Gold Brads, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Big Shot, Expression Thinlits, Heat Gun and Embossing Buddy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Love the Festival of Trees

I have to say I love the Festival of Trees stamp set in the Holiday Mini.    Any stamp set that has a coordinating punch is always a hit in my book!      I love my framelits, but for mass production of holiday cards nothing works better than a punch.   It is fast and it is also easy transported.   Which means you can work on your holiday cards anywhere and there is no big investment like with a Big Shot.   Stamp and punch.

This Festival of Tree card was inspired by this week's My Favorite Things sketch of the week  as well as Moxie Fab World's Tree-mendous Trees Challenge!

This is the third Festival of Trees card that I paired up with the All is Calm Designer Series Paper and I have to say I am loving the Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon and Silver!!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Festival of Trees
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon
Paper:   Whisper White, Soft Sky and All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Doily, Pearls, Very Vintage Buttons and Baker's Twine
Tools:   Tree Punch

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy, Happy Days


I can't believe it!!   I am in total amazement!!!   I have gotten happy news from the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking world two days in a row!

First I got happy mail letting me know I am honorable mention winner of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine’s 2014 World Card Making Day Contest!  Check out this link from Paper Crafts announcing the 2014 World Card Making Day Contest Winners! Stay tuned to see my entry in the Hello/Thinking of You category of the April 2015 issue of Paper Crafts! Once the magazine is released, I will publish the card on my blog.  
Thank you Paper Crafts! What an honor to be chosen out of thousands and thousands of entries!!   Paper Crafts chooses 3 winners from 5 categories.   They also choose an additional honorable mentions in each category.    When the April 2015 issue comes out there will be a contest to choose a winner from the 5 honorable mention category to win the 675$ prize package.   So I am going to be asking all of you the biggest favor and choose my card when the voting begins in April!!

This makes it 4 year that I have a winning entry in the World Card Making Day contest!  2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

As the week progressed, I was upset when I saw that winners were chosen and I was starting to chalk up this year would be the year, I would not win.    But I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw the email from Paper Crafts!!!   From being on Pinterest, visiting blogs and viewing each issue of Paper Crafts I know how incredibly hard it is to be chosen.    The talent that is out there is extremely overwhelming how amazing it is.    So I am truly honored!

Day two, I check out Moxie Fab World to find that Teri choose my card as the winner of the Fabulous Friday: Something to "Chair" Challenge.     I did the happy dance when I saw my name.   Here was my Something to "Chair" challenge.

So happy happy days filled with happy, happy news!    

Thinking of You

I just got a package filled with lots of Stampin' Up! goodies and I just could not wait to play with them.   The Garden Party stamp set has been on my wish list and I was finally able to pick it up and add it to my collection.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Garden Party and Kind & Cozy
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive and Maritime Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Pearls, Very Vintage Buttons, Baker's Twine
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder

Friday, November 7, 2014

Caseing the Catty Color Challenge

This week at Caseing the Catty we are ending the Holiday Mini with a color challenge.   We are taking the colors from the Santa & Co. Designer Washi Tape on page 29, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red.



The challenge will be open for two weeks.  To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.   

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Gorgeous Grunge, Festival of Trees, Cheerful Tags, Christmas Tagables
Ink:  Old Olive, Marina Mist and Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories:  In Color Sequins, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Tools:  Hexagon Punch, Tree Punch

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Falling for You

This week's Inkredible color challenge is  Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Early Espresso.   As soon I saw the colors I knew a Thankgsiving card was on the agenda, but I think I have enough Thanksgiving cards for time being.  Then I remembered the Falling for You sentiment that I had in my box of crafty goodies and decided to make a card with that as the focus.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Hip Notes, Stamp Set from a local craft store
Ink:   Early Espresso
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Natural Buttons
Tools:  Hearts Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Woodgrain Textured Embossing Plates, Leaf Punch from a local craft store

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stamping Royalty Challenge: Silver

This week's Stamping Royalty challenge is to bring on the Silver.    So here are my silver snowflakes with a little bling.    The Festive Flurry has retired, but I have to say it is one of my favorites.    Snowflakes with coordinating dies how great is that.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) November 10th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Festive Flurry, Merry Everything
Ink:  Versamark, Silver
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Whisper White Brads
Clear and White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Powder, Project Life Corner Rounder

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Moxie Fab World Challenge

 If you haven't had checked out the Moxie Fab World.   It is a must.   There are some amazing fun find and challenges out on the site.    Here is my take for the  Fabulous Friday Challenge: Just Something to "Chair"
I love all the fun textures and colors.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Six Sided Sampler, For All Things, Show & Tell
Ink:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots and Buttons, Basic Black Twine
Tools:  Hexagon Punch