Friday, September 19, 2014

A Feathered Birthday

Long time, no post.  Today's card is for two challenges:  The Paper Players Challenge #213 and the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #154.

I'm really pressed for time today so I won't be going into too much detail.  I will say that I used the baby wipe technique to stamp the feathers and then sponged around the edges with Always Artichoke ink.  The Color Me Autumn Washi Tape was first adhered to a piece of Whisper White card stock and one end cut at an angle. 
Please see below all the products I used to create the card.  And, as always, if you have any questions about this card, please feel free to leave it in a comment or send me an e-mail.  Enjoy your Friday and the coming weekend.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

a BIG happy birthday

Happy weekend to all.  Today's card is super simple to create.  It's a great sketch that would work for any occasion.  I chose two challenges to work from on this one:  Colour Me...! Color Challenge #36 and Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #152.

The Beginning:  The color challenge was to use Daffodil Delight plus neutral.  I chose Whisper White and added Soft Suede as my neutrals.  The base is Daffodil Delight card stock.  A piece of Park Lane designer paper is matted with Soft Suede and added to the card.  The corners on both pieces were rounded.  I rounded the corners on a strip of the Park Lane paper and added it.
Sentiment Layer:  The sentiment from the Age
Awareness stamp set was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Soft Suede ink.  After rounding the corners I matted it with Soft Suede, also with corners rounded.  Dimensionals were use to pop it up on the card.
The Finishing Touch:  Large Pearls were added to the left of the sentiment.  Regular Pearls were added to dot the "i" and the exclamation point.
The designer paper and the large sentiment really made this card easy to put together.  When you have this beautiful paper, might as well put it to work.

I haven't posted since my granddaughter had her surgery on Tuesday.  Everything went very well and she is recuperating at a quick pace.  Thank you to those who sent along well wishes and prayers.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Koala for Our Little Sweetie

On Tuesday, our sweet little granddaughter is having out-patient surgery.  Needless to say, at 19 months old, we never thought this would be something she had to go through.  So I used the Friday Mashup Challenge #175 and the Fab Friday Challenge #49 to let her know she is on our minds and in our hearts.

At the Beginning:  Pistachio Pudding card stock is the base.  Attached a piece of Lullaby designer paper to Whisper White card stock.  Added retired Baked Brown Sugar ribbon and two pieces of Sweet Sadie Washi Tape.  Layer was attached to the card.
Shaker Layer:  Image from the Kind Koala stamp was stamped on Watercolor Paper with Black StazOn ink.  (Before mounting the stamp to the block, I cut it to
separate the sentiments from the image.  I think it will be more versatile that way).  Blender Pens were used with Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding ink pads to color the bear.  One part of the sentiment was stamped using Coastal Cabana ink and the YOU was first colored with markers and then stamped on the image layer.  For good placement, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  This was cut out with one of the Ovals Framelits.  The frame was cut out of Pistachio Pudding card stock with the same framelit and the next smaller size.  I also used the larger framelit to cut out the Window SheetIn Color Sequins were used as the shakers.  There is a good tutorial for making a shaker card on Dawn Olchefske's blog here.  I attached the shaker with Glue Dots.
The Finishing Touch:  To finish if off, I added a double bow of Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine.

Please keep my granddaughter in your prayers for a successful surgery on Tuesday.  Thank you.  I hope you visit again.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Kind Koala (#134360)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad (#131174); Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad (#131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad (#131177); Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad (#131297); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406); 2014-2016 In Color Markers (#133654)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Pistachio Pudding Card Stock (#131294); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Lullaby Designer Series Paper (#133695); Window Sheets (#114323)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (#129381); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); Blender Pens (#102845); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
The Finsihing Touches:  Sweet Sadie Washi Tape (#133690); 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment (#135631); Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine (#135638); Shaker Frames (#124155); Glue Dots (#103683); Baked Brown Sugar 3/8 Ruffle Stretch trim (retired)   

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wish Big ... For a Cupcake?

Good evening.  Today I have a birthday card that I am submitting to three challenges:  The Paper Players Challenge #209, Pals Paper Arts Challenge #216 and the Seize the Birthday Challenge.

Card Base:  Daffodil Delight card stock.  Attached two pieces of Sweet Taffy designer paper to Temping Turquoise card stock.  Attached Rich Razzleberry ribbon and added it to the card front.
Image Layer:  Heat embossed the sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Versamark and Tempting Turquoise embossing powder.  I then matted it with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive card stocks.  Stamped the cupcake and candle from theW Sweet Stuff stamp set
on Whisper White card stock with Memento ink.  I colored them using the Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  After cutting them out, they were added to the sentiment layer.  This layer was attached to the card with DimensionalsCrystal Effects was added to the candle flame and the top part of the cup cake.
The Finishing Touch:  I then added a bunch of the
Brights Candy Dots.
I hope you like today's cheery birthday card.  Stop by again.  Enjoy your evening.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets:  Sweet Stuff (w-#134153/c-#134156); A Dozen Thoughts (w-#131056/c-#131059)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight Blendabilities (#130998); Old Olive Blendabilities (#130999); Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities (#131003); VersaMark (#102283); Memento Ink Pad (#132708)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Daffodil Delight Card Stock (#119683); Tempting Turquoise Card Stock (#102067); Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper (#133693)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#1035790; Color Lifter (#129369)
The Finishing Touches:  Brights Candy Dots (#130931); Crystal Effects (#101055); Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (#134564); Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals 9#104430); Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder (retired)

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Winner Is.....

Hi all.  The name pulled out of the hat was:  Christina

I've notified her and will be sending the items out today.

Thank you to those who left comments.  I appreciate you taking the time to comment or send an e-mail.  Hopefully, I'll be doing this at the end of the year.  Enjoy your day.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Simple Thank You

Just a quick post today.  I wanted to share a little thank you gift for someone at church.  I made a post it note holder (the 3" x 3" size), a 3" x 3" card, and a little open top box to hold them.  The stamp set used on the card is a current hostess stamp set called I Like You and colored with markers.  This was a fun, quick little thank you.

Today is the last day to take a chance on some holiday blog candy here.  Thanks again for stopping by.  See you soon.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Celebrate Baby

Happy weekend.  Today I have a baby card for you.  I used two challenges for my inspiration.  The first is the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #149.  The other is the Fab Friday Challenge #48 - make a baby card to celebrate one of the design team members who just had a baby boy.  I don't need one at the moment, but I'll be glad I have it when the need presents itself.

Base:  Coastal Cabana card stock.  Attached a piece of Lullaby designer paper to Hello Honey card stock and added it to the card front.
Ribbon Layers:  To each of two pieces of Pistachio Pudding card stock I added two lengths of Baked Brown Sugar ribbon, straight edges together.  Over that I added Hello Honey ribbon and attached both layers to the card.
Image/Sentiment:  The sentiment from the Celebrate Baby stamp set was stamped on Whisper White card 
stock with Baked Brown Sugar ink and the layer matted with Hello Honey card stock.  I stamped the mobile from the same stamp set on Whisper White with Pistachio Pudding ink and fussy cut out the top.  I popped it up on the card with Dimensionals.  For the stars I used the In Color Sequins.  The   Baked Brown Sugar marker was used to draw the strings.  I stamped the part of the mobile with the moon on Whisper White with Hello Honey ink, cut it out and attached it with a piece of Dimensional.  Dimensionals were also used to add the layer to the card.
The Finishing Touch:  Pearls were added to the center of the stars, along the scallops of the mobile top, and as a hanger for the mobile.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  As a reminder, I have blog candy waiting to be claimed (see this post here).  Leave a comment by Sunday, August 17, 4:00 pm on posts between Thursday and Sunday or drop me an e-mail.  Please remember to include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win.  Enjoy the weekend.

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