Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Delight in this Day

The Make-It-Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit from Papertrey Ink has been such a pleasure to play with-- such gorgeous supplies and the blooms and type for the sentiments are downright gorgeous! This card was inspired by the following sketch at The Pink Elephant Challenge this week: While at first it may not be apparent, you shall see that there are differing patterned paper at the exact places, the focal point (bouquet) and embellishment (twine bow) have the same placement as the sketch.
Oh and I just can't get enough of those rain stones from PTI! For more Pink Elephant inspiration, you can check the site out here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Party without a Cake

 Happy Saturday!

I'm back with another card for yet another challenge...yes, I'm addicted!  The colors for the card were inspired by the challenge colors at Colour Me Card Challenge.

Here is a fun card perfect for a young girl or a woman young and playful at heart!
Layered the card with tons of patterned paper from Crate Paper. In the front, I cut out a flower with PTI's Ruby Rose die and then layered it with a small die cut flower and rhinestone on the top. The sentiment and focal point was stamped on a die cut piece using a Sizzix framelit die and stamped with a cute sentiment from Hampton Art. I then stamped a few ruby rose flowers in sweet blush and topped it with pearls. A few leaves finish it off and soften the papers. A close up for detail and to see the softness the vellum leaf lends the card.                                                                                                                                                     Well that's all for today...have a great weekend and craft on!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merry Monday #126

Well hello,

I'm back today with my first entry into the Merry Monday challenge I've never played along so hopefully you'll leave me some love and encouragement. ;) Here is the inspiration photo:

The challenge this week was to have the sentiment front and center, so I took it to heart and created this card.
I actually went for a very simple design and allowed the cut, paper and ribbon do most of the work. I have absolutely no idea where the patterned paper is from, it was just in my stash and seemed perfect for the challenge. I cut the panel with my Silhouette cameo and popped it up with dimensional adhesive for added interest. Then , I grabbed some red accented with  white snowflakes satin ribbon I purchased from Target a couple winters ago and added some mini-rhinestones.  To complete the set, I adhered some of the same patterned paper and some garland like ribbon to an envelope...and there you go! So, what do you think?

Monday, September 15, 2014

You're a Pro- Masculine Card

Another submission to the  Color Throwdown Challenge #309 ...just love the color scheme and it's perfect for masculine cards too!!
Also submitting to:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

For A Special Day

I wonder if like me you've ever had the tendency to pine for a stamp set, purchase it and then forget about it for a while until one day you stumble upon it again and can't figure out why you ever tossed it aside like an old dirty sock? And then use it over and over again as penance for having forsaken that beloved stamp set? Hahaha. Well that's precisely what happened with this Simon Says Stamp February release stamp set...Such a gem!
Seems only fitting that I would enter it into the following two Simon Says Stamp  challenges, here and here.
I started with a white card base, standard A2 sized, and layered a hand stamped "wonky" panel using the largest floral stamp in the aforementioned Simon Says Stamp set. I cut the flower with my Silhouette Cameo out of textured red/black cardstock and then used a large tipped stylus to add texture and "veins". A small black brad was used in the center to connect the pieces together and to adhere the embellishment to the panel. For the sentiment I used this beautiful handwriting-styled stamp also included in the set. Some tiny rhinestones underneath it and at the center of the stamped flowers and poppy red seam binding finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by and as always...craft on!

Enjoy the Good Life

The Pink Elephant Challenge

What a lovely and bold inspiration photo, right?! So in my card, I wanted to mimic the differing patterns, the array of texture and sharp colors, while still giving off a rustic elegance.I find it odd that sometimes something as tiny as a little wooden clip can be the 'jumping off point' of an entire project. I saw that adorable clip on my craft room table, took another look at the inspiration photo and I was off... I thought it had the perfect pairing of organic, rustic elegance and whimsy that inspired me. So, I went to work at finding richly patterned papers that had the texture and color scheme of the inspiration photo and then coupled them with stamp sets (PTI Friendship Jar Fillers- Summer & Wet Paint) that I felt shared that same feel. The little pocket was easily created by following the quick and easy steps Melissa Phillips shared on her blog a few months ago here.

Close up of the button threaded through with natural twine and the itty-bitty floral confetti to tie in the blue background.


I colored in that adorable little bee with my Copics and added the non traditional color of aqua to the wings to tie in the color of the patterned paper.

Also submitting to:  Fattastic Tuesday Challenge and Crafting Musketeers Challenge and Virginia's View Challenge and Addicted to Stamps Challenge

Happy Birthday, Clean and Masculine!

Color Throwdown Challenge #309

Also submitting to: Virginia's View Challenge

Hip-Hip Hooray...I'm cured!

 And another for The Cure for The Monday Blues challenge. I find that when I already have my supplies out for one project, it's super easy to make another card (or 2, or 3 ;) and it 'feeds' my need to not waste those precious scraps of patterned paper. I know, I'm a paper addict, guilty as charged. :) So my card was predominantly inspired by the lovely color scheme of the photo Can't get enough of mint, pink, berry, blush colors, what can I say?! Another thing I can't get enough of, as you will soon know if you just scroll through some of my other posts...vellum! Couldn't resist throwing in just a touch of that beautiful, ethereal paper with the blush rose embossed on vellum leaf accenting the Rosie Posie PTI stamped flower.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm now off to Paper-a-Holics anonymous meeting. ;)

Craft on,

Also submitting to: Virginia's View Challenge #7

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cupcake Diva

Hello, happy Saturday to all. Quick post today-- submitting a card inspired by the following

Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge: Trifling #29

I absolutely loved the color combination of mint, peach/pink and red, so lovely! And what's not to like about  a dessert with a cherry on top?! ;)

Paper- AC Crate Paper Oh Darling, Peach cardstock Michaels,
Ink/coloring-Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir and Copics
Embellishments- Prima Something Blue flower embellishments, Want2Scrap Baby Bling silver

That's all for now. Have a wonderful week and craft on!


Also submitting to: Virginia's View Challenge andAddicted to Stamps Challenge

Friday, September 5, 2014

August Card Chain Challenge

A few days later than promised but here is my card for this month's challenge, hosted by Deborah at Society of Stampaholics

My stamped, floral focal point was created with the Papertrey Ink Bold Bouquet stamps and dies. I just love stamp sets such as these that are multi-step and really allow for depth of color and detail. I also love the sentiments included in the stamp set-- the type is very modern and just lovely coupled with the florals. I went with bright, "punches" of color using Hero Arts' neon color line and finished it all off with rhinestones and white seam binding. Such fun to create and hopefully the recipient will enjoy it as much as I did while creating it! I'll also be submitting this card into the Simon Says Stamp challenge, both the patterned paper and inks (Doll Pink, Hero Arts' shadow inks etc) were purchased at their huge, awesome selection stamping online "mall".

Also submitting to: Runway Inspired Challenge here and Virginia's View Challenge