Thursday, February 19, 2015
Hello there! Are you ready for spring colors? I know I am, especially since most of us are either buried under snow, or bracing for more cold weather. Here is some creative inspiration for you if you are stuck at home, the Pals Paper Arts are hosting a sketch challenge this week, so grab your provisions and create something fun.
Circle fun! These circles were made quick and easy using circle punches. The colorful new Birthday Bash SDSP has bold bright colors just perfect for brightening up your day.
I used the gold basic metal buttons for my third circle, one of my new favorite embellishments. It anchors my sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set stamped in crushed curry.
I couldn't resist embossing my card with the decorative dots embossing folder, it's another favorite. And let's not forget about that sweet butterfly stamped with the papillon potpourri stamp set and matching punch. Dressed up with gold sequins, it is fun!
Sketch challenges are a great starting point for creative inspiration, we would love to see what you come up with, link up at Pals Paper Arts for your chance to be a pick!
Remember, SAB is going on now, so shop ONLINE now to take advantage of free products. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Hello there! Are you ready for a new challenge? After having the week off last week, we are ready to be back and with a fun Valentine's day color challenge. Check out the Pals Paper Arts for some great design inspiration, and to submit your project, you could be our next pick!
You know me, I love pink, and these two pinks go together beautifully! I have to say one of my first "loves" from the occasions catalog was this happy heart TEIF, it was on my first order, as well as the fun You Plus Me stamp set.
The Stacked with Love DSP pack has great colors and patterns perfect for Valentine's Day and beyond, the best part is that the opposite side is all black and white prints, which is amazing.
I love this sentiment, and you can't tell but it is stamped on the shimmery white card stock, which just has a subtle shimmer to it. It's my favorite, so I tend to hoard it. Starburst framelits, are wonderful. I needed something to add to the sentiment, so out came my silver/white bakers twine from a past MPP kit, and done!
Arrows? YES, they are super hot and on trend now, so add them wherever you can!
This is Mackie's Valentine card this year, shhh, don't tell!
Mackie had a surprise 17th (I know!) birthday party last Friday, and her Winter Formal on Saturday. She has grown so much and is turning into a wonderful young lady and we couldn't be prouder of her. Mackie's actual birthday is on Sunday, so I really need to get in the craft room and make her card! Stay tuned.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hello there! So glad you could join me today. We have a fun and fresh sketch challenge for you this week at the Pals Paper Arts challenge blog. Create something fun, and you could be our next pick!
I knew from the Catalog kick off that I would heat emboss the Big on You stamp set in gold and on vellum, and lo and behold when I actually looked at the new catalog, the Stampin' Up artists beat me to it. It's ok, we are good like that! I still was able to put my own twist on it,
Blushing bride, crumb cake, vellum, and gold is a very beautiful combo, it's just hard to photograph well!
I wanted to add on to the main sentiment, and the Darling stamp from the Hello Darling stamp set seemed to be a perfect fit. My stampin write markers add a soft look to the sentiment.
I thought some homemade arrows would work great for the flags on the sketch. I used the petite pennants builder punch to make both parts of the arrows, and glued them to some tiny strips of crumb cake. I couldn't pass up adding more gold, y'all know me!
Let's not overlook the sweet venetian crochet trim, I just love that ribbon.
I am pretty sure this card is going to my husband, which is nice having his card already made, and a month early, you can't beat that.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!