Friday, June 26, 2015

Awesomely Artistic

Friday already!  The forecast for the  3 days is no RAIN!  Yeah!  And only in the mid 70's.   I will be finding something do outside this weekend.

Today is also Sketch Frenzy Friday!  I have a great sketch to share with you.  I hope you will try your hand at it.

The sketch:

This is what I did with the sketch:

I used the Writing Notes stamp set for the background.  I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set for the rest of the stamping.  Now grab your stamps and show us what you can do with the sketch.  Want more inspiration, click here to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Today I have to work on projects for upcoming event I have in 2 weeks.  But I wanted to squeeze in one challenge today, and it is from Stamp ink Paper.  This week it is a sketch.

This is the card I created using the sketch:

I used the Amazing Birthday stamp set.  I love the new Brights colored DSP colored packs which I used here. A fun simple card.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You're Sublime

I can't believe it is already Wednesday!  Yesterday I spent the whole day doing laundry (10 loads) and cleaning, my least favorite things to do.  This morning I took my daughter Jaime to get her driving permit. Yeah!  Now it's time to play caught up.

Today I have a fun sketch from Paper Craft Crew.  I hope you will play along with us.  The sketch:

This is what I did with the sketch:

I used the You're Sublime stamp set.  I added some gogglie eyes to my frog.  I used the Honeycomb embossing folder, I wanted it to kinda look like lily pads.  I used some of the new In Colors, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe.  
Now it's your turn to show us what you can do with the sketch.  Need more inspiration?!  Click here to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 22, 2015

ctd347 and FMS191

I am back again today with two more challenges combined into one card.  The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches and the color combo is from Color Throwdown.

I really like the You're Sublime stamp set.  I cut all the words off so that I can use that pictures and words on their own.

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I am back trying a new challenge today over at TGIF.  Its call TGIF throw-down it is kinda like Chopped the cooking show.

I have a pantry of items, that I can use (my staples):

Then comes the challenge you can only use at least four items out
 the next basket which will change each month.

This is my card I came up with:

I used the stripe in the Work of Art stamp set, you can't really tell but I spritzed Blushing Bride Reinker on the Whisper White card.  I used the Butterfly Thinlits, the larger butterfly.  I used a small Gold Foil Doilies for the center of the butterfly and wrapped white bakers twine around the middle.  I sponged the butterfly with blackberry bliss.  This was fun challenge I look forward to next months!
So what do you think?

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cards from my last class

Today I have some of the cards that we made at my last Create a Stack card class.

I really love this color combo, it's Crumb Cake, Soft Sky,
 Watermelon Wonder and Silver on the balloons.

This is a very simple but elegant wedding card all in Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

This is card has no layering really.  It was on stamped on Whisper White layer on a Whisper White base.

I really didn't have any graduation stamps, so I just made a cap out of a square. 
 But I did have the words.

I love the background paper I made.  I used Typeset DSP it has graph paper in it,
 then I randomly stamped the passport and suitcase on it.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best Dad Ever

Hi friends, today is another sketch challenge with Paper Craft Crew!  We would love for you to join us.  The sketch:

Here is what I create.  I went with a Father's Day theme.

Although you could use this for any occasion.   Click here to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


I just completed another challenge!  I am having so much fun doing these challenges, I have been wanted to do them but never set the time aside to do it.  This summer I have set and made time to complete them and I am having fun too!

This challenge I found over at TGIF challenges, it appears they do all kinds of challenges, looks like fun.  This week it is a card sketch:

This is what I created with the sketch:

No stamps for this one.  I used a Happy Birthday embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The DSP is from Stampin' Up! Cherry on Top DSP Stack.  I used Rose Red and Tip Top Taupe card stock.

 I also decorated the inside too with left overs.

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SIP #1

I have stumbled across a brand new challenge blog that looks to be a fun one, it's call Stamp ink Paper.

The first challenge was card makers choice.

This is the card I came up with:

I used 3 different stamp sets 
to create this card, Choose Happiness, Butterfly Basics, and Kinda Eclectic.
My base is Lost Lagoon, layered with Natural Vanilla.  I used Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso, 
Garden Green, Night of Navy, and Tip Top Taupe inks. 
 I added a little bit of Venetian Crochet Trim.  I love how it turned out!  This was a fun challenge, can't wait to see what the next one will be.

Happy Creating!

Monday, June 15, 2015

cQc #294 My Umbrella

Wow! Two post in one day.  I have picked a bunch of challenges that I want to complete this week and hopefully on a weekly basis.  This one comes from Colour Q, it is a color challenge.  Here are the colors:

This is my take on the colors:

It has been raining here all day/ week.  So I thought I would use this stamp.  I love how it turned out!

Stamp Sets:  My Umbrella by MFT
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray Marker SU, 
Pool Party Marker SU, Hello Honey Marker SU, 
So Saffron Marker SU, Soft Suede Marker SU, 
Marina Mist Marker SU, Skin White Copic Marker
Paper: Hello Honey, Pool Party, Soft Suede,
 So Saffron, Whisper White all SU
Accessories: Clouds Embossing Folder, 
1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Oval Punch

Thanks again for stopping by!

Make n Takes from Customer Appreciation Event

I held my Customer Appreciation Event and Retirement sale on June 6th.  I had a good turn out. They got to make 3 make n takes using new product out of the new catalog.  I also gave them a little goodie bag that had samples of new product.

Here is the goodie bag:

Here are the Make n Takes:

Stamp Set:  You've Got This, Work of Art
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Black Stazon
Paper:  Whisper White, Watermelon
Accessories:  Lace Watermelon Wonder, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Aqua pen

Stamp Sets: You' re So Sweet
Ink:  Memento Black
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush
Accessories:  Cherry on Top Washi Tape,
 Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Small Clothes pin,
 Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

Stamp Sets:  You're Sweet
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Delightful Dijon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Accessories:  Word Window punch, Deco Labels Framelits, 
Basic Jewels, Delightful Dijon Lace, Boho Chic Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Birthday with a Cherry on Top

Today is a rainy yucky day, but it is a great day to get some stamping done.  To get things started I have a fun sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Here is the sketch:

This is may take on the sketch.

I used Cherry On Top DSP stack and the Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set.  The stamp set and paper are both new items out of the new catalog.  Click here to see the projects that the rest of the Design Team has created for you.  I hope it has inspire you to grab your supplies and enter this weeks challenge!

                 Happy Creating!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Simply Sports

It's going to be a hot day, we may even get our first 90 degree day of the summer!  Kids are already in the pool, which is filled with cold water.  I have a fabulous sketch today from Paper Craft Crew!  I am doing a softball theme card using the colors of my granddaughter Keely's team.

The sketch:

I used the new color Cucumber Crush and some DSP from the Cherry on Top stack.  The stamp set is Simply Sports.  It is now your turn grab your stamps and ink pads, show us what you can do with this sketch.  Want more inspiration?!  Click here to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hello My Friend

What an exciting day!  It's my first day back to Paper Craft Crew Design Team after a little break.  We have a fun sketch for you today.

This is my card that I made with the sketch.  I used the new stamp set You're So Sweet and new DSP Cherry on Top.  These are all out of the new Stampin' Up Catalog  that went live yesterday, contact me if you would like one.

Now it is your turn to grab your stamps and ink, to show us what you can do with the sketch.  Need more inspiration?!  click here to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.