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
Maura
Kim Heggins

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy Birthday - {SSSC252}

Hi there friends!  It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
For my card I used the Mama Elephant stamp sets Pandamonium and Happy Everything along with the coordinating dies to create a birthday card.  A few details: I die cut the "happy" three times and layered them together to make it pop, I added some glossy accents to the balloon after I colored it with Copic markers and I added a few iridescent sequins for a little sparkle.
Be sure to check out what each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers has created for this week's sketch:

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day - {C4C#269}

Hello! It is the 3rd Saturday of the month over at the Crazy-4-Challenges site and that means it is SKETCH TIME!
For my card I ended up flipping the sketch and using the Papertrey Ink stamp set Keep It Simple Valentine along with the Hearts Die cover plate and some pure poppy patterned paper.  For a little bit of detail, I added some heart shaped buttons with bakers twine.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created:
Thanks for stopping by!

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