Monday, July 21, 2014

You & Me and Some Solid Twine Too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm posting on the Twinery blog!  Want a sneak peek?   My project features three colors of solid Twinery Twine, embossing, and some yummy stamps from WPlus9!

Friday, July 18, 2014

CardMaker Magazine Blog - Summer Banner

I told you a few weeks ago that I was joining CardMaker Magazine's blog DT and today is my very first day posting there.    I've got a really yummy Summer banner to show you today!  But you can't see it here - you have go to the CardMaker blog.  Want a sneaky peeky?
This one would be easy to switch up for just about any theme - I hope you'll stop by and say hi! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fusion Challenge - French Cupcakes!

Are you ready for a new two week challenge at Fusion?  Look at this beautiful inspiration photo for us today!   What's unique about Fusion is that you can work with the photo or the sketch.  If you're feeling adventurous you can meld the two together like I did!  I love the soft pastel pink, and purple together.   The cupcakes in the photo looked so elegant that I decided to make a wedding card. I started with a soft purple embossed base, and topped it with a fancy die cut edge.  It was lots of fun embellishing with mulberry paper flowers, twine, and a sprinkle of sequins.  I tried to meld the two  

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.  Need a little more inspiration?  I know the design team will have you covered!  Just click on their names to hop to their blog!

Have a great day!  I hope you find some time to play!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Gift Card It
Embossing Folder:  Anna Griffin Wildflower Gate
Dies:  Memory Box Eva Stem, Spellbinder Scalloped Border 2
Card Stock:  PTI Lavender Moon, Vintage Cream, PTI Certainly Celery
Twinery Twine Orchid
Paper Flowers:
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

CSC#200 - Take Note!

Thanks for stopping by!  It's Thursday - and to me that means a new challenge at CASE Study!  I've been playing at CASE for almost three years now and it's still one of my favorite places to play.  I love that Chupa finds a new muse every month.  It inspires me to look at cardmaking in a whole different way.  I've really been loving the inspiration from  Shari Carroll.  Here's her project we're casing this week.  All you need to do is study the design, focus on the elements you love and then make it your own.    So what do you see?  Maybe it's the color scheme, or the clean layout?  Don't you love the pop of red from the heart?  I  got stuck on the repeating pattern of circles.

I switched out the circles for arrows.  First I stamped the arrows / chevrons on white card stock, and then embossed it.   I added a die cut arrow and sentiment in black to draw your eye and then finished it up with a sprinkle of sequins and enamel dots.

 Now it's your turn!  Or maybe you need a little more inspiration?  Check out what the CASE Study DT made.  And  - we have two guesties this month! Amy Tsuruta and Tenia Nelson!!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Arrows & Elements
Card Stock:  PTI White, True Black, Raspberry Fizz

Dies: Reverse Confetti Arrow
Enamel Dots:  Melted Perler Beads
Ink:  Memento Tangelo Dandelion, Rosebud, Cantaloupe, Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz Alterations Blue Prints

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SSCB# 33 - Summertime!

Hi friends!  I hope you are doing good!!  Are you enjoying your summer?  Oooh.. new pic for you of Miss Moriko - her ears are standing up now!   Here's a before and after - which one do you like best?   I like the ears up - mostly because that's what an Akita is supposed to look like... I'd hate to think she got defective ears!  LOL!  The better to hear you with my dear!!


Today I have a card for the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  On the first Wednesday of every month we start a new challenge.  At the half way point - the third Wednesday the DT posts a second project to remind you that there is still time to play.  The challenge this time is to add some twine to your project, and our sponsor is The Twinery.  There's a super nice sampler package of Twine up for grabs to one lucky winner.   Everybody is a winner this time - the sale this week is buy 3 items get your 4th item free now through July 23.  What a great time to pick up some of the new word dies!
So what did Mary challenge the DT to do this time?  I told you she's always keeping us on our toes.  I should make you guess...    She asked the DT to make projects that are COOL - so think cool colors, ways to cool off etc.   I had to reach for this little cutie running through the sprinkler. Doesn't that bring back fond memories?   I colored it up with copic markers and added lots of layers on my card.  I used Twinery Solid Mandarin Twine on my project - it's a beautiful alternative to ribbon.

 I kept to a primary color palette and used pattern paper from October Afternoon.   They've captured my childhood beautifully and I can never resist any of their collections. 

Want to see what the rest of the team made this time?   Just click on their names here to hop to their blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you come play with us at Serendipity!

Supplies Used:  Serendipity Stamps Summertime 256D, Sprinkler 1265G
Twinery Twine Solid Maraschino
Pattern Paper:  October Afternoon Sidewalks Collection 8x8"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Dies:  Big Scalloped CIrcles, Cheery Lynn Silver Stacker Circles, My Favorite Things Die Namics Blueprints 6, Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly
Border:  EK Success Zig Zag Stitch
Card Stock:  SU!  Pacific Point, PTI Pure Poppy, White, Vintage Cream