Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blended Bloom for The Paper Players


Hello and Happy Sunday! I do believe the summer months go by faster or it seems that way the last few weeks. This is my fourth week as a guest designer at The Paper Players and we have a sketch challenge for you! The hostess this week is Ann and I must say the design team have created some marvelous inspiration for you! When I first looked at the sketch I pondered on the oval space trying to figure out what I wanted to put in it's place. Then I decided to play around with my new Stampin' Blendabilities and the Blended Bloom was the solution I needed. Hopefully, you have time to play along with the sketch challenge at The Paper Players (click here). We would love to see what you create! The challenge is open until Noon (PST) on Friday August 1st. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
  • Paper: Garden Green, Crushed Curry and Whisper White cardstock. Flowerpot dsp and discontinued Night of Navy dsp.
  • Stamps: Blended Bloom and Sassy Salutations.
  • Inks: Stampin' Blendabilities in Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight. Classic stampin' pad in Garden Green.
  • Other Stuff: Paper snips and dimensionals.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Beautiful Bloom Miss You Card

This morning a few of the local Stampin' Up! demonstrators got together for some stamping fun! For my project I made this Beautiful Bloom Miss You Card. I used the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary. All supplies are by Stampin' Up! and include: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon cardstock, All Abloom paper stack, Beautiful Bunch stamp set, Lacy & Lovely stamp set (sentiment), Daffodil Delight and Mossy Meadow stampin' pads, white emboss powder, heat tool, Fun Flower punch, paper piercing tools and stampin' dimensionals.

The main thing I wanted to try today was paper piercing. It's really sad that I've had the tools for months and this was the first time I've used them on a card. Every time I see it on other card creations I really like it but I always forget to incorporate it into one of my designs. So I'm happy I finally tried something new! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

My Beautiful Bloom Miss You Card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Candy Cane Bear Christmas Card

July is almost over and I wanted to make at least one Christmas card for all the Christmas in July challenges. I decided to rescue an image that I printed too large last year. This cute Candy Cane Bear image is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and I colored the image with my Copic markers. I sacrificed a big portion of the worded patterned paper to make the candy cane words fit just right at the bottom of the card. Then I decided to add a strip of blue polka dot paper to add some color. The Candy Cane paper is from The Paper Studio and the Happy Holidays sentiment is by Stampabilities. The cardstock colors are Crumb Cake and Real Red by Stampin' Up!. I added a little sparkle red circle with a sparkle white brad next to the sentiment to add some detail. That's about it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

My Candy Cane Bear Christmas Card is entered into the following challenges:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Circles Thank You Card

Good afternoon! I have a quick post to share my newest card. This Circles Thank You Card was made using the colours from the current challenge at ColourQ. The only problem was I didn't have stamp pads that even closely resembled Concord Grape or Pretty in Pink. For that reason I decided to play with patterned paper. The layout comes from the sketch challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I ended up with what I think is a fun card and the only thing stamped was the sentiment. All patterned paper and Sassy Salutations Thank You sentiment is from Stampin' Up!. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

My Circles Thank You Card is entered into the following challenges:


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monochromatic Cards for The Paper Players

Hello and happy Sunday! It's time for another challenge at The Paper Players. This week the challenge theme is Clean and Simple Monochromatic hosted by Sandy. I love making monochromatic cards and ended up making two cards for this challenge. The first one (see below) is a Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe color scheme with butterflies. My second card (at left) was made using my favorite Green Monochromatic colors. The green colors used are: Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi. I would love it if you would let me know which one you like better? My hubby picked the coral card and you'll notice I still chose to share the green card. However, this does not mean I always do the opposite of what he says (although he would debate this topic). In the end I decided to share both cards.  I hope you enjoy them and will make your own monochromatic card to share at The Paper Players (click here). The challenge is open through Friday, July 25th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!


Stampin' Up! stamp sets used include: Mixed Bunch, Blooming with Kindness and Papillon Potpourri. The Hey There sentiment is from a Paper Pumpkin kit that I altered, it used to say Hey There Friend.  


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Do Small Things Card


Good afternoon, I hope you're having a wonderful day! This morning I was playing around in my craft room and although I really needed to clean (ha!). I ended up making this Do small Things Card. The Dove image is by Meljen's Designs and I colored it with my Copic markers. When deciding which patterned papers to use I wasn't sure these two would work together, but I went with it. In the end I really like how it turned out. The polka dot paper is from Recollections and the green is by American Crafts. For the cardstock colors I used Coastal Cabana and Lost Lagoon by Stampin' Up! The sentiment is from Hampton Arts and the green rhinestones are from Recollections. Well, I still need to clean my craft room since the cleaning fairy has not found her way to my house. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

My Do Small Things Card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Warmest Wishes Birthday Card


It's been a long day and my energy is starting to fade, therefore this will be a quick post. I created this Warmest Wishes Birthday Card for the following challenges:


All supplies are by Stampin' Up!:
  • Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand and Whisper White cardstock. Patterned paper from the Moonlight paper stack.
  • Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Bordering Blooms and sentiment is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set.
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pads in Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and stampin' dimensionals.
         CCMC312             PPA212

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!