Thursday, February 21, 2013

Poetry Thanks!

Get ready! It's time for another fun Pals Paper Arts challenge! This week, our Resident Artist, Margaret Moody, has a new sketch for us. Just create a project, including the 5 sketch elements, then link up your creation to the Pals Paper Arts blog. The challenge goes live this Thursday, February 21st!

When planning this card, I knew that I wanted to showcase the DSP, so out came my new Print Poetry DSP stack.  I picked three patterns with colors that I have not used for a while and went to work.  A little of gumball green ribbon, a piece of midnight muse card stock embossed with the chevron embossing folder and voila, a cute but simple card was made.  Since the sketch is a square, I decided to make my card 5x5 size.

One of my new favorite stamp sets Collage Curios was showcased again, I just love the images paired with the small scallop circle punch.

The Vintage Verses FREE SAB stamp set is responsible for this fabulous sentiment.  I stamped the Thanks in midnight muse on the DSP.

Easy peasy, this is a fabulous CAS sketch, and will mail easily, which is also nice!  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Collage Curios, Vintage Verses
Paper:  Print Poetry DSP stack, midnight muse card stock
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green
Tools:  Big shot, chevron embossing folder, gumball green ribbon, small scallop circle, circle punch

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wish Big

Hello there!  Today's card is my Goddess card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog.  This week's challenge is a picture challenge, so grab your supplies, create something fabulous, and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty to link it up!
I needed a birthday card for my niece, and thought this picture would be great inspiration.  The cupcake builder punch is even perfect without the matching stamp set.  Just add some basic rhinestones to dress it up.  The word play stamp set provides the sentiment.
The Collage Curios stamp set, has been my go to stamp set lately.  This cutie little flag is perfect match for the number 4.  The new small scallop punch adds a bit of fun.
The polka dot and Chevron embossing folders were used on my punched circles for added dimension.

I made my own DSP by simply stamping my swirl stamp from the Creative Elements stamp set in black ink on white card stock, super simple.

I wanted to add a little bow to my petite curly label punch to make it look like a package.  Both this punch and/or the matching stamp set Pretty Petites can by yours free with any $50 purchase.  Shop now at my ONLINE STORE to get yours!

There you have it, a cute birthday card, just perfect for a little girl.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Creative Elements, Collage Curios, Word Play, Pretty Petites
Paper:  Melon mambo, basic black, whisper white card stock
Ink:  Staz On Black, Melon Mambo
Tools:  Circle punches, small scallop punch, cupcake builder punch, petite curly label punch, dotted scallop ribbon, black baker's twine, basic rhinestones, big shot, polka dot and chevron embossing folders

Sunday, February 17, 2013

There's Only One You!

Surprise!  I have a wonderful surprise post for y'all, I was chosen as a guest designer for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge this week for my Polka Dot Kindness card that was chosen as a winner.  I am always so surprised when my cards are picked, there are so many talented crafters out there, that it is always an honor!

Check out this fabulous sketch, grab your supplies and head on over to link up your creation!

I started to build my card around this fabulous flower, it is super simple to do, I used the new creped filter paper, die cut four of the second to largest floral frames framelits, crumpled them up, and layered them up.  Add a center of round crimped circles in calypso coral, and a "cupcake" holder from the pop up posies kit.  A butterfly from the Collage Curios stamp set adds a perfect touch.

I love this sentiment from Vintage Verses stamp set.  I trimmed and punched out a center and layered it on some fancy trim from the artisan embellishment kit.

I SOOO wanted to sew on this card, but alas my new sewing machine is acting up, so I am off to the store for another one.  This new Tea for Two DSP, has wonderful spring colors.

This is a wonderful CAS sketch, so there is no reason not to start creating, I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Vintage Verses, Collage Curios
Paper:  Tea for Two DSP, calypso coral, lucky limeade, naturals ivory card stock
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, early espresso
Tools:  Big shot, floral frames framelits, creped filter paper, circle punches, pop up posies designer kit, artisan embellishments kit, small scallop circle punch, basic pearls

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bee Mine Valentine!

Hello there!  Welcome to this week's Goddess card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge.  I thought at first when seeing this week's color challenge that there was no way I could make a Valentine's Day card, but sure enough, I did!  Check out the challenge colors, create something fab, and link it up at the Stampin' Royalty!


I started this card with the bee, Tate is having a Valentine's day party at his school and I needed two cards for his teachers.  They use a bee in the school logo, so I thought it would "bee" fun to make a bee out of punch art.  Here are the punches that I used:
  • 1 3/8 circle for the body
  • hearts a flutter heart for the head
  • 1/2 circle for the eyes
  • Owl Builder for the inside eyes
  • blossom petals builder punch for the wings (stamped with the Oh. Hello oval stamp)
  • small heart punch
I embossed the bee body with the honeycomb embossing folder, and used some basic rhinestones for sparkle on the eyes, a stinger was cut free hand from black card stock.

The sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set, it fits perfectly here, and was stamped on a strip of summer smooches DSP.  The ends were folded for dimension and flag cut.  I also used the polka dot parade dsp and the scalloped dotted ribbon in melon mambo.

The melon mambo background was cut with a scallop rectangle die, and embossed with the honeycomb embossing folder.

Here is the second one that I made, I flipped over the ribbon and the DSP for a different look, the rest is the same though!

I loved this layout from the Fab Friday Challenge Blog, as soon as I saw it, I was itching to use it, this sketch showcases my bee perfectly!

I would also like to share with you Tate's school Valentine's.  I was in a bit of a dilemma, because really what can you make for 2 and 3 year old children?  Luckily Becky Roberts came through with a sweet owl candy wrap with instructions.  Take a look:


This one is for the girls (and sissy) in his class.  I made the boy one a bit more masculine.  I still have not decided what the back of that one will say, I will have to take a look at my stamps.  These are super easy, so if you have waited to the last minute like me, they are really quick to make.

If you have any questions, let me know.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen, Moving Forward, Oh, Hello
Paper:  Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches DSP, More Amore SDSP, whisper white, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, real red, daffodil delight, pool party, basic black card stock
Ink:  Melon Mambo, versamark
Tools:  Big shot, honey comb and fancy fan embossing folder, punches, basic rhinestones and pearls

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Birthday Girl

Hello there!  We had a very special day on Friday here at the Conner home, Mackie turned 15!  Happy Birthday sweetheart!  I don't know where the time has gone, it has flown by.  I always try to make a special card for my girl, since she means so much to us.  I grabbed the Mojo Monday sketch and went to work.

Mackie always has a color that she favors, currently it is the pool party, or Tiffany blue type of color, so I always build her party favors around that.  Primrose petals matches great with those colors, it adds such a pop. 

This flower and the tag are part of the pop-up posies designer kit that is on page 18 in the spring catalog.  I have only just begun playing with this kit, but I can tell you that I love it.  I stamped the oval stamp from Oh, hello on the petals, crumpled them up and added a small scallop punch and topped it off with a snippet of the flower ribbon trim.

More Amore and Comfort Cafe DSP are responsible for the fabulous printed paper.  The new needlepoint border embossing folder adds some texture.  The primrose petals strip of core'dinations card stock was sanded just as it is.  Basic rhinestones add some sparkle.
White heat embossing on black card stock makes quite a statement.  This Beautiful Birthday single stamp is so elegant and pretty.
Here is Mackie's card on the Happy Birthday platter, the writing is just about the same, how fun!  Mackie did not have a party planned this year since her big present is a trip to Disney World, but of course I will share some pictures of our family party, and a great tip for dressing up gifts.  Check back in a few days for that post.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Stamps:  Beautiful Birthday, Oh, Hello
Paper:  More Amore SDSP, Comfort Cafe DSP, basic black, pool party, primrose petals card stock
Ink:  versamark, pool party
Tools:  Pop up posies designer kit, scallop punch, flower trim, oval framelits, big shot, white embossing powder, heat tool, needlepoint border EF, basic rhinestones

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Heartfelt for the PALS

Welcome to February! It's time to get ready for another fun color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts! This week's challenge is inspired by the fun Valentine's goodies in the new Spring Catalog.  Remember, you can play along with any of your favorite products. Create something beautiful and link up at Pals Paper Arts on Thursday, February 7th! Can't wait to see your creations!

More Amore SDSP was the inspiration for this color challenge, Stampin' Up! is right on trend with the colors that they choose, it seems like where ever I am shopping, these colors are predominately displayed in the valentine's section.

Two flag shapes from Hearts a Flutter stamp set were stamped in versamark on pool party and die cut with the matching hearts a flutter framelits, I just lined them up, the main sentiment hides the gap.  A primrose petal heart was die cut on the new core'dinations card stock.

A cute pool party brad holds my red baker's twine bow in place.

My main sentiment was stamped in versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The Layered Labels stamp set and matching apothecary accents framelits make quick work, and pack a huge wow factor.

I love how the inside turned out, remember use your scraps or whatever items that did not make it on the front to decorate the inside of your card while you have everything out.

All of the elements add up to a busy card, but I LOVE how it turned out.  It seems to strike the right balance with color and texture.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy.

Stamps:  Layered Labels, hearts a flutter
Paper:  More Amore SDSP, pool party, primrose petals, real red
Ink:  Versamark, real red
Tools:  Big shot, apothecary accents framelits, white embossing powder, heat tool, hearts a flutter framelits, fashionable hearts embosslits, pool party dotted brads, red bakers twine

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Whale you be mine?

Hello there!  Today's card is my Goddess card for Stampin' Royalty.  This week's challenge is anything Valentine or LOVE themed items.  A card, scrapbook page, 3D item, anything goes.  Grab your supplies, create something LOVELY and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty to link it up.

The star of the show is definitely this cutie little whale.  He was stamped in summer starfruit Oh, Whale! stamp set, then die cut with the matching happy whale clearlits, super easy!  The sentiment, waves, and heart are also part of the package.

I stamped the waves first, then embossed just them in the chevron embossing folder to add definition to the waves, so cute.

Soda pop tops are responsible for this cutie flag combo.  This is the tiny top, flattened in my big shot.  A itty bitty heart was stamped from the itty bitty stamp set, punched out and glued on back side of the top.  Baker's twine ties it all together.

I also used my piercing pack to make large scallop holes on my patio party summer starfruit DSP.  Do you love this polka dot pattern paper?  It is part of the new Print Poetry DSP stack, 48 sheets of 4 1/2 x 6/12 paper.  What's not to love?

The primrose petal flag was embossed with the FREE vine street embossing folder, you can get yours free with any $50 purchase at my ONLINE STORE!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you come back tomorrow for another LOVELY card.  I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Oh, Whale!, Itty bitty bits
Paper:  Print Poetry DSP, Patio Party DSP, raspberry ripple, primrose petals, and pink pirouette card stock
Ink:  Raspberry ripple, summer starfruit
Tools:  Big shot, vine street EF, paper piercing pack, piercing tool, soda pop tops, bakers twine, happy whale clearlits, basic pearls, itty bitty punch pack, chevron EF
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