Monday, July 9, 2018

Little Twinkle

So I wasn't sure about the Fab Friday sketch of the week, but it kept calling to me.    I finally looked at some of the new things that came in from Stampin' Up! and decided to work with the Little Twinkle Suite which works perfectly for kid challenge as well on Inspire. Create challeng.    I used the Little Twinkle stamp set and the Twinkle, Twinkle designer series paper.    I decided to make two different color combinations for a little boy and a little girl.    The little boy cards used the Soft Sea Foam and the little girl cards used Petal Pink.     The finishing touches were Silver Cord and Rhinestones. 


Love You to Pieces

I am so proud of myself.  I have been finding time to do sketches.   I am super excited to say that this my third week in a row that I was able to do the Global Design Project team's challenge.    Such a simple design but so effective.      I even think I even have done this sketch design before in the past.   
I pulled out the new Love You to Pieces stamp set for the challenge with coordinating Puzzle Pieces thinlits.     Retired Stacked with Love designer series paper and the Heart to Heart punch help put the card together.      

Welcome Baby

The Project Bin just released another beautiful sentiment set that is going to be a must have in your stamp collection, it is called Many More with so many beautiful sentiments to use for so many occasions.  

I decided to start with the Welcome Baby image and sentiment.    I colored in the image with Stampin' Write markers in Crushed Curry.    I die cut the oval with my Stitched Shapes.    The florals were cut from Paper Studio designer paper and then I punched the leaves from the leaf punch.    The black and white designer paper comes from the retired Stacked with Love.    A button and baker's twine complete the card. 

Thinking of You

So I wanted to create a card for some friends that have been going through a difficult time to let them know that I am thinking of them. 

I started with a sketch that I was inspired by.   Then I stamped the butterfly and sentiment and found the sketch didn't work, so after a little playing here is the end result.    I love the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set.   I decided with a bold color palette with my Stampin' Blends and I have to say loving the butterfly.   As for the sentiment it comes from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit from a few years ago.     The designer series paper comes from the Paper Studio.   Strips of black card stock and baker's twine complete the card.

Seagull with a Chip

I have to say I am loving Pineapple Punch and Lemon Lime Twist.    They are just the most fabulous colors for the summer!!     Add a Grapefruit Grove and you are going to love the end result.    I decided to first watercolor the inks with my Aqua Painter then I started looking over my summer stamp sets and tried to find one that would do the beautiful colors justice.    In the end I used the beloved seagulls from the My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls which work perfectly for the By the Sea challenge on the Paper Craft Crew blog. I colored them in with my Stampin' Write markers.     The designer series paper comes from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper.    Baker's Twine completes the card.


So if you are a follower of my blog, you know I am a big fan of daisies.   As soon as I saw this week's Sunday Stamps sketch challenge, I knew I was going to create a card with it.     I pulled out the Daisy Delight suite for the card, the Daisy Delight stamp set, the retired Delightful Daisy designer series paper and the coordinating punch.   I stamped the card in Calypso Coral and So Saffron.     The sentiment comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and it was heat embossed.    Retired enamel dots complete the card. 

Make a Wish


So how much do you love the Broadway Birthday suite in the new Stampin' Up! Idea book and catalog.   What is there not to love.    The bold images, the colors, the amazing words.    It is a must have.   I have a feeling I maybe buying another paper pack before the end of the catalog is over.

I used the Freshly Made Sketch for inspiration and came up with this amazing card that is just perfect for a masculine birthday card.    I used the entire suite, the Broadway Birthday stamp set, the Broadway Bound Specialty designer series paper and the Broadway Lights framelits.    The diamonds were heat embossed.   Some black twine completes the card. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy Independence Day


Happy Independence Day!  What better than the Red, White and Boom stamp set from The Project Bin to pull out for your Fourth of July projects.   Here it is paired up with the Pebbles Americana designer paper.   I used the CAS Colours & Sketches for inspiration.     I am loving the end result.   I may have to use this sketch for another project.     Corner rounding, buttons and linen thread complete the project. 


I am so happy to be finding time to do challenges.  It's been a nice break the last couple of days to find time to stamp and play with my crafty goodies.   It makes me sad when I see my goodies sit on a shelf and I don't get to create.   

I also love to be challenged.   I especially love when the colors are not something that I would choose.   Like this week's Global Design Project color challenge, like Grapefruite Grove, Fresh Fig and Mint Macaron.   Not my normal color scheme, but I love my end result.   I pulled out the leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.    Then I die cut the Greeting Thinlits and second part of the sentiment is also from the Rooted in Nature set.   Facted Dots and Linen Thread complete the card.

Sunday, July 1, 2018



When I saw the Fab Friday color challenge, I just knew I wanted to do it.    It showcases all the fabulous new Incolors for this year and after some playing, I finally came up with a card that I absolutely love.   It also ended up working perfectly for the Paper Players challenge.   You need to check it out so many amazing prizes to be won.   

The new Incolors are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Color Me Clove and Blueberry Bushel.   I stamped the balloons fromt the Balloon Celebration stamp set.    I used a Sharpie and made my own balloon strings.     I die cut the Celebrate from the Celebrate You Frametlis.   Stacked with Love designer series paper completes the card.


Wonderful Moments

So I am loving the beautiful images in the Wonderful Moments stamp set.    I just love the bride.  I especially love that there is only a few things that need to be colored in and then the stamped image speaks for itself.    I pulled out the Copics and the Stampin' Blends.    The sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases.   Some Faceted Dots and Stacked with Love Designer Paper complete the card.  

You are Wonderful


Here is another card inspired by the layout in this week's Global Design Team's challenge and another entry to be considered for guest designer on the inspirational Global Design Team.  I die cut the floral from the Botanical Tags Framelits.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.    Strips of designer series paper from Merry Little Christmas paper set and True Gentleman buttons complete the card. 

For the Bride

I am enjoying this week's Global Design Team's Project challenge.   We are casing the designer.   I am also hoping to be chosen as a guest designer for Global Design Team.  I would be honored to be part of these talented designers.  I decided to use the sketch as my inspiration for my card design.   I pulled out the beautiful Bride from the Wonderful Moments stamp set.    The bride was colored in my Copics and Stampin' Blends.    The sentiment was heat embossed.   A strip of designer series paper from Stacked with Love and facted dots complete the card.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gift Cards

End of the school year, means end of the school teacher gifts.    So here is a quick thank you made with the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape designer series paper.   I had a few images left over that I stamped that I ended up not using.    So I fussy cut the images.    Add the sentiment.   Die cut the Gift Card.  Some enamel dots complete the project.   

Tropical Chic

Last but not least, my favorite trio of projects made with the new Tropical Chic stamp set and the Tropical Escape designer series paper.    Such beautiful images stamped in new colors, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick.     White perfect accents colored with Sharpies complete the card.