Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloweenies - {The Challenge #17}

 Hi there crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing the card I created for The Challenge #17.  Lesley's got a fun color combo and sketch to create with and we hope you'll give one or both a try.
For my card, I used the sketch and most of the colors from The Challenge along with the fun Paper Smooches stamp set Halloweenies.  I started out with a black card base, then added an embossed lovely lilac panel with a strip of Doodlebug designer paper down the middle.  I stamped and colored the witch with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress and hat, then fussy cut the image out and popped her up with foam tape.  To add some fun I used Glossy Accents and added some to the witches eyes, a little bit of liquid glue and glitter to her lips and a few black rhinestones around the image.
Please be sure to visit the rest of The Challenge team so you can check out what they've created:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Autumn Blessings - {TYIC#8}

Hi there friends!  It's time for the Tag You're It! Challenge #8.  Our inspiration for today's challenge is the talented Lisa Arana's beautiful card.
The inspiration I drew from Lisa's card, was her pretty fall acorns and leaves that pop against the subtle background of her tag and card.  For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Autumn Acorns along with a PTI tag die and used it to dress up a simple brown paper bag with goodies inside.
Thank you so much for your visit and I hope you'll take the time to play along with the Tag You're It! Challenge.
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Monday, October 6, 2014

With Sympathy - {The Challenge #16}

Hello everyone!  I've got some exciting news to share today.  I was asked by the talented Lesley Croghan to join The Challenge design team and happily excepted.  I'm looking forward to working with Lesley and the rest of The Challenge team.  I really like the concept of The Challenge, because you can design a card using just the sketch or challenge colors or both.
 For my card, I used both the sketch and colors from The Challenge #16 to create a sympathy card.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Rosie Posie along with Think Big Favorites #3 for my sentiment.  I started out with a black card base, added a panel of white and an embossed panel of Going Gray.  To add a little softness around my sentiment circle I used the PTI Rustic Wreath die with velum.
Please be sure to visit the rest of The Challenge team so you can check out what they've created:
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Autumn Acorns - {SSSC#239/CQC#261}

Good morning!  It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  Karen has another excellent sketch for all of us to create with and we hope you'll find the time to play along.
For my card I used not only this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch but, the colors from this week's Colour Queen Challenge #261.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Autumn Acorns to create a fall thinking of you card.  I started with a card base of chocolate chip cardstock, then added a woodgrain embossed panel of taken with teal.  On top of that I added my main panel which has some leaves stamped directly onto the cream cardstock and others die cut and stamped with two leaves popped up with foam tape.  After stamping the acorns with chocolate chip and taken with teal ink, I decided to add glitter to the bottom portions of the acorns to give them a pop (no I've never seen teal acorns but what the heck).
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Stampers have created:
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Warm Wishes - Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hello there and good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card that I created for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop hosted by Chaitali Narla and Amy Tsuruta.  The focus of the blog hop is all about coffee and creating with coffee themed products, so I used the fun new Lawn Fawn stamp set Love You a Latte with coordinating dies to create a birthday card.
For some added fun, whoever is participating in the hop could post answers to the questions below
1. When did you start drinking coffee?
Freshman year in high school (my first hour was English where the teacher would make us do silent reading at 6:30am).  I am NOT a morning person, coffee is the only way I survive mornings.

 2. What is your favorite brand.
My husband spoiled me with a Keurig coffee machine and flavored K-cups, but after having two of those machines breakdown I'm back to good old Folgers coffee.

 3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where... and when?
Honestly, anytime I can go to Starbucks and have a Salted Caramel Mocha or Skinny Peppermint Mocha it brings me little bit of bliss.

 4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will...
We WON'T go there, it's not pretty!
Grab a cuppa coffee and enjoy the hop!
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