Thursday, June 20, 2013

For a Sweet Friend

It's time! You know... for a new Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! Here's what we're challenging you with this week:

Now get out your crafty goodies and create! Link up your fabulous creation to Pals Paper Arts on Thursday, June 20! Be there or be square (with diagonal stripes behind it)!

A lot of my cards, I make for my stash, but when I sit down and make a specific card for a special someone, I make sure to add a bit more flair, and try to customize it to that person's style.  This card is no exception, it was made especially for my friend Ellen.  We live in the same neighborhood, but really got to know each other when she called me about SU products, she is absolutely fabulous, and makes the prettiest pop up cards.  She presented me with a totally unexpected gift, an envelope punch board that I love, so she needed an extra special thank you card.

I pulled out my brand new Eastern Elegance DSP and went to work.  The new chalk talk bundle fit the bill wonderfully, so it is the focal point on my card.

A simple vertical cut, fold down the sides, add a pearl, and a little peek-a-boo with the DSP beneath is shown.  Of course, don't forget the fun clay flower!

Do you love it yet?  I do, the new chevron ribbon is divine, there are still a few ribbon shares left if you are interested.  A cute whisper white bakers twine bow, ties it all up sweetly.

A special card for a special friend.  I had to make a fun envelope using my great new gift, take a look:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really hope you are inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Chalk Talk, whimsical alphabet
Paper:  Eastern Elegance DSP, coastal cabana, crushed curry, whisper white
Ink:  Coastal cabana, crushed curry
Tools:  Oval punch, simply pressed clay, buttons and blossoms simply pressed clay molds, chalk talk framelits, decorative label punch, crushed curry chevron ribbon, white bakers twine, basic pearls, finishing touches edgelits

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Anchor's Away

Hello there!  Today's card is my goddess card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog.  Take a look at the picture inspiration, create something fabulous and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty to link up your creation.

This week's challenge was both easy and hard for me.  We have all things nautical in our home, the tough part was deciding which direction to go with this card.  This idea just popped into my head, and stuck so it was the direction I went.  The anchors from the retired happy whale clearlits die fit perfectly in the new modern mosaic embossing folder.  This is Mackie's favorite die, so we will be keeping it.

The mosaic madness stamps were lined up and stamped in strawberry slush, the anchors were cut in midnight muse for a fun color scheme.  Naturals ivory card stock was used on the base.

The fun new Chalk Talk set has not been off my craft room table since I received it.  I really love it, and since it is a bundle, it is discounted 15% making it a great budget worthy purchase.  Clear mount 132730 at $37.25, wood mount 132731 at $43.25.  Midnight muse satin ribbon dresses up the sentiment perfectly.

This is a very simple card, since I did not want to take away from the beauty of the background.  It will go in Mackie's stash for one of her sailing friends. 


Here are some pictures that were taken at last week's sail camp, it was very fun, but very tiring.  Mackie had to be there at 8am, and some days we didn't leave until 8pm, so this week we will be taking it real easy.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Chalk Talk
Paper:  Naturals ivory, midnight muse, strawberry slush
Ink:  Strawberry slush
Tools:  Big shot, happy whale clearlits die, chalk talk framelits, midnight muse ribbon, basic rhinestones

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Flower Fun

Hello there!  Today's post is going to be super quick, Mackie is at sail camp this week and we have been super busy.  This is my goddess card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge, it is a color challenge, so grab your supplies and create something fabulous!


The secret Garden stamp set and framelit die combo makes is super easy to cut out fabulous flowers.

Super fun accessories add a interest to the card.
I used this week's Retro Sketch layout to get me started.
This is a fun, colorful color scheme just perfect for summer time.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Stamps:  Secret Garden, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Polka dot parade dsp, Subway Soho DSP, pool party, pumpkin pie, and whisper white card stock
Ink:  Pumpkin pie, pool party, summer starfruit
tools:  secret garden framelits, simply pressed clay and molds, bakers twine, scallop rectangle die

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New and Old

We have a great summer color combo for you this week at the Pals Paper Arts, take a look at these fun colors, grab your supplies and head on over to the Pals Paper Arts to link up your fabulous creations, who knows, you might be our next Pick!

Now, I know my loyal blog followers know that I love a good pink and green combo, and this week's challenge is no different. I did however have a bit of a quandary, the last two catalogs were retiring, and even though the new catalog went live on Friday, hardly any of us demos have received new goodies other than our sneak peek items, so I had to use what I had. You, however can use anything, current or retired, so get creating!
The Print Poetry DSP pack had all the colors that I needed, so with a bit of ribbon, a brand new clay flower, and my fabulous new artisan label punch, my card came together quickly.

Mackie and I had fun playing with the new simply pressed clay, it is so easy to work with. The flower above was molded with the buttons and blossoms simply pressed clay mold in the white clay, dried, then brushed with the aqua painter with straight from the pad gumball green ink. I did have to do three quick coats, but it went fast, and produced a very true color.

Would you like a little layer around your artisan label punch?  It's so easy, just punch a second label in your background color, snip in half horizontally, glue your pieces to the top and bottom and instant layers!  And the best part of this artisan label punch is that it is available as a bundle!  Save 15% when you buy both the Label Love stamp set and matching artisan label punch.  You must use the bundle item numbers for the discount, wood mount; 132723 and clear mount; 132722.

I hope you enjoyed this pink and green card and are inspired to make your own, we would love to see what your create, so go have fun!  I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps: Label Love
Paper:  Print Potery DSP pack, primrose petals, gumball green, whisper white
Ink:  Primrose petals, gumball green
Tools:  Artisan lable punch, simply pressed clay, buttons and blossoms clay molds, satin stitched ribbon

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Masculine Birthday

Hello there!  Take a look at this week's Stampin' Royalty Goddess card.  The challenge this week is masculine/Dad cards.  Since I have not decided on a specific idea for my husband's Father's Day card, I decided that my masculine card stash needed a boost.  Create something MAN WORTHY, and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty to link it up.

Check out these new papers, Soho Subway DSP.  At first glance you might think that paper pack is feminine all the way, but you can pick and choose the papers for a masculine look.  I simply punched out the ampersand on the paper, backed it with a early espresso layer, and done.

The new Banner Greetings Hostess stamp is easy peasy to cut out.  A bit of looped natural trim, secured with a mini silver brad, adds interest without making it girly.

I found when making Man Cards, CAS is usually the best bet.  This great sketch from the Fab Friday Challenge Blog fits the bill perfectly.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ribbon share reminder, Last day for retired products, My retired products

Today is the last day to order the retired products, all stamp sets will still be available until 12 midnight mountain time.  You will have to check the accessories list to see if a specific item is available, a lot of the items have sold out.

I have a few spots left on my first round of ribbon shares, if you would like some fabulous new ribbon let me know ASAP!  Click HERE for info, or click the ribbon shares link at the top of the page.

I spent all day on Friday cleaning out my craft room, so I have a bunch of retired goodies for you.  I should have the list posted on Tuesday, June 4th, so check back to see if I there is anything that you missed.

Thanks for stopping by today, my ONLINE STORE is open 24/7!  Shop two catalogs today only!
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