Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hello Birthday Boy - {C4C#271}

Hi there!  I hope you're doing well.  This week's Crazy-4-Challenges is about creating a masculine birthday card.  I don't know about you but I always struggle when it comes to creating a masculine card, maybe because I have so many floral stamp sets and not that many sets for boys/men.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Phrase Play #3 with coordinating die and Ombre Builders.  I also used two star punches, corner rounder, enamel dots, polka dot embossing folder and a PTI star border die.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created:

I hope you'll dig out your masculine stamp sets and play along with us this week!

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine's Day Tag - {TYIC#14}

Hello!  The Tag You're It design team is back in action this month and I'm glad to still be a part of the team.  Our guest designer for challenge #14 is the talented Debby Hughes.  I'm an admirer of Debby's work, her projects always have such a clean and gorgeous look.
For my tag, I used the Mama Elephant stamp set Pandamonium along with the Mama Elephant creative cuts for the tag and die cut hearts at the bottom of my tag.  After die cutting two tags, one black with white polka dots and one from white cardstock, I then die cut the hearts along the white tag and then embossed the top half using an embossing folder.  Then I masked off the top half of my tag with a post-it note and sponged on some picked raspberry distress ink over my hearts.  Once that was done, I used a piece of double sided tape above my sponged area and added some silver glitter.  For my sentiment, I used white embossing powder to heat emboss on a small black banner and added that just above the hearts.  The last things I added where my stamped and die cut panda, the heart he's holding and a few rhinestones.

Thanks for visiting!

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hearts & Flowers - {SSSC253/PTI Blog Hop}

Hi there friends!  Today I've got a Valentine card to share, which is for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch and for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop which is all about hearts.  
I'm late with my post for today, yesterday was one of my daughter's dance competitions out of town and even though I had my card made, I didn't have it photographed or my post typed up and was too tired to come home last night to get it done.  But better late then never right?
After looking at the Papertrey Ink inspiration photo, I found myself drawn toward the upper right hand corner picture of the paper chain of hearts with roses on them so that's what I tried to infuse in my card.  I started out with a raspberry fizz card base, a strip of regal rose and a matted piece of raspberry fizz designer paper.  Then I used the Shakers & Sprinkles heart dies and die cut the scalloped border heart out of vellum and the center heart out of a piece of music note paper and heat embossed the edges with gold.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set The Sweet Life for my roses and leaves and I popped up the music note heart with foam tape as well as the top rose which was stamped with raspberry fizz and red ink.  I also used the Keep it Simple: Valentine set and banner die for my sentiment and after stamping my leaves I did a little gold heat emboss on those as well.
Be sure to check out what each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers has created with this week's sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thinking of You - {C4C#270}

Hello there! This week's Crazy-4-Challenges is all about opposites, think black and white, stripes and polka dots, mirror image or for the card I have for today, opposites on the color wheel (blue & orange).
I used the fun Lawn Fawn stamp sets You're a Hoot and Starry Backdrops along with the Hero Arts set Everyday Sayings for my sentiment.  I started out with a white card base, then used the star stamp from the Starry Backdrops set with some versa mark ink and clear embossing powder to emboss them where I knew my square cut out window would be.  Next I used some peacock feathers distress ink and blended the ink over the embossed stars.  I stamped my sentiment on to my white card front after die cutting the square opening and added foam tape onto the back of it and adhered it to my card front. I die cut and stamped my orange owl, branch and leaves and added them into the square opening, popping up the owl with more foam tape.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created:
I hope you'll take the time and play along!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Thank You - {The Challenge #23}

Hi there!  The Challenge #23 is new today and has a fun sketch and great color pallet for all of us to create with!  We hope you'll join the design team and play along.
For my card I used both the sketch and the colors along with the Papertrey Ink stamp set Bowl of Sunshine to create a clean and simple thank you card.
Please be sure to visit the rest of The Challenge team so you can check out what they've created:

Lesley Croghan (team leader)
Kimberly Wiener
Lori Tecler
Nancy Salkeld
Veronica Zalis
Kim Heggins

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