Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hugs - {Virginia's View #13}

Hello there!  Today I've got a card that I created for the Virginia's View Challenge #13 which is All Things Embossed.
I started out with a white card base and then used a piece of watercolor paper and the Papertrey Ink stamp set Beautiful Butterflies to heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Once the butterflies were embossed I used the Beautiful Butterflies Layers and stamped and embossed on top of the white with iridescent embossing powder (this looks so much better in real life).  After all the embossing was done I watercolored my panel then added my layered die cut Hugs, banner and sequins.


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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring - {SSSC258}

Happy first day of March!  I'm ready for spring, how about you?  Today I'm sharing a card that I created using this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, some new Papertrey Ink goodies and a spring inspired theme.
For my card I used the new PTI Make-it-Market Mini: Lovely Laurels set.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on this set, its a beautiful combination of stamps, dies and papers with a small envelope of the sweetest little flowers and leaves you can use as accents.  The die is unique in that it doesn't die cut the laurel completely out, just enough to add a few small pieces of foam tape underneath to add dimension. To me this set called to my traditional romantic victorian heart and I knew I needed to have it.  I found inspiration for my colors in the photo below with the yellows and the cool greens.  I used ocean tides (PTI) and daffodil delight (SU).
 Be sure to check out what each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers has created using this week's sketch:

Have a wonderful day!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

A Book is like a Garden - {TYIC#16}

Hi there!  It's time for the Tag You're It! Challenge #16 and our inspiration is the beautiful birthday card below by design team member Marybeth Lopez.
After seeing Marybeth's card, I took inspiration from her kraft colored leaves and berry colored flowers and decided to use the Papertrey Ink stamp set Strawberry Patch to create a bookmark.  For my sentiment I used the set All Booked Up and stamped in kraft ink I used the set Medallions.
Be sure to head on over to the Tag You're It! blog to find out how to play along and to see what the rest of the design team has created.
 
 Hope you'll take the time to play along! 

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Embellished Elegance - {SSSC257/RIC#78}

Howdy ho!  I hope you're having a good weekend!  Today is Sunday and you know what that means, it's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
 Since I had these colors out while working on yesterday's card, I decided to use them again to create another card not only for the SSSC but for the Runway Inspired Challenge #78.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Embellished Elegance along with the coordinating dies to create a birthday card (always in need of more).  I started out with a white card base, then a panel of limeade ice which was a mat for a panel of cameo coral.  Lining up my happy die on an angle using white cardstock, I die cut only half of the die and then used an exacto knife and a metal edge ruler, I trimmed away the remaining pieces to give a straight edge running through my die cut word.  After stamping my sentiment, leaves and flowers I backed the stamped panel up with a cameo coral panel and added a layered die cut flower with button and stamped leaves in the upper left corner.

Be sure to check out what each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers has created using this week's sketch:

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rosie Posie Birthday - {C4C274/RIC#78}

 Hi there!  If you live some place cold like I do, I hope you're staying warm.  Our kids were off school this last Thursday and Friday because of the bitter cold temps.  I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring!
The challenge this week over at the Crazy-4-Challenges site is a sketch and we hope you'll play along.  I ended up combining this week's sketch with the Runway Inspired Challenge #78.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Rosie Posie for my flowers and Think Big Favorites #12 for the sentiment.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created:
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