Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Butterflies - PCCCS # 92 and PPA # 203

PCCCS #92: Card Sketch    and 
PPA203 - A Color Challenge

Edited to add badge for Featured Artisan:  

Here is a quick Entry for these two challenges. One is a sketch found at Paper Craft Crew CS and the second is a Color Challenge over at Pals Paper Arts

Here is the sketch:

The Pals Paper Arts Design Team 2 has this wonderful combo to play with

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Very Vanilla – Night of Navy
DSP Stacks: Regals (130139)
Specialty: Vellum
Markers: Cajun Craze – Night of Navy
Stamp Set: Wetlands (126697) – Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) – Papillon PotPourri(123759)
Punches: Word Window – Bitty Butterfly – Elegant Butterfly – Petite Petals
Framelits: Ovals Collection (129381) – Banners (132173)
Embellishments:Jewels Basic(119246) – Candy Dots Neutrals (130934) – Brads Flowers Regals (Vintage)
Ribbon: Flower Trim (Vintage)

It always makes me happy when you stop by and even more so when you take some time to let me know what you think of my card. 


Monday, May 19, 2014

Just for You (PCCCS # 93 and HSS Color # 185)

Good Victoria Day to all my fellow Canadian stampers.

In Canada we are celebrating and enjoying an extra long weekend! WooHoo. Nice to have the extra day.

Here is a card I made late last night.

I was inspired by the sketch I found on the Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge Sketch # 93 and I also wanted to use the wonderful colors at Hand Stamped Sentiments: this week for the HSS Color Challenge # 185, the features were: Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana. Yummy.

And here are some of the products used:

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Very Vanilla – Tangerine Tango
DSP: Retro Fresh
Inks/Markers: Coastal Cabana – Tangerine Tango – Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set: Postage Collection (Hostess) – Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Punches: Banner – Scallop Tag Topper
Embellishments: Candy Dots Brights (130931) – 5/8” Neutral Brads (vintage)


Sunday, May 18, 2014

FMS 135 - miss you already

Freshly Made Sketches #136 - A Sketch by Amy

Good Evening,

I hope your long weekend is fantastic.  Tonight I would like to share with you a card I made today, inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Sketch # 136 is brought to us by Amy O'Neill. 

Here is her sketch:
and here is my interpretation of it. I did not use a circle but rather the old camera from the Traveler stamp step that will be available in the new catalogue on June 2nd.

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Basic Gray – Real Red – Whisper White
DSP: I am Me
Inks: So Saffron – Smoky Slate – Black Stazon
Stamp Set: Just Sayin’ (133203) – Traveler*
Punches: Banner
Framelits: On Film (132969)
Embellishments: Candy Dots Brights (130931)

Still one more day in this long weekend. Enjoy. Don't forget to go check all the inspiration at Freshly Made Sketches 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I always enjoy your visit.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thank You - CYCI18

The challenge this week at Can you Case It  is to create a Thank You card!


So since I had been playing with my Blendies aka Blendabilities, I decided to use the Blended Bloom flower I had colored and the delicious papers that will soon be available in the new catty (coming to you June 2nd) to create this rather simple card.

I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss for the card base and covered it with a slightly smaller piece from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack. These small paeper stack (4 1/2" x 6 1/2") are perfect for cardmaking. My flower is popped over the Little Leaves with dimensionals. A few butterflies bring it to life! The sentiment is from the Lots of Thanks stamp set (and yes it is making it over to the new catty!!)

Here is my card: 

and the products I used, mainly NEW but also some soon to be "vintage" like the Little Leaves. I will miss those!

A simple card but I really enjoyed putting it all together and I appreciate your visit to have a look at it. Let me know what you think.

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss*
DSP Stacks: Moonlight *
Specialty: White Vellum (101856)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss *
Markers: Stampin’blendabilities* => Rich Razzleberry (set of 3) – Color Lifter
Stamp Set: Lots of Thanks (129690) – Blended Bloom *
Punches: Bitty Butterfly (127526)
Framelits: Sizzlits Little Leaves
Embellishments:Jewels Basic(119246)
*2014-2015 Annual Catalog

I hope you are having a very nice long weekend, even if the weather is not quite cooperating here in Southern Ontario! Thank you for dropping by and go pay a visit to Can you Case It  to be inspired!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

FMS 135 - You Made My Day

Freshly Made Sketches #135 - A Sketch by Narelle

I finally received my new "toys" on Friday and wanted to play with some of them. So I went over to Freshly Made Sketches  and made this card following the wonderful sketch brought to us by Narelle this week ...

Here is the sketch:

I started my card with a base of Basic Gray. I then embossed a piece of Real Red with the Decorative Dots EF from SAB. To create the panel I used a piece of the Designer Series Paper "I am Me" backed with Crushed Curry. I created the opening in the DSP with one of the Oval Framelit. I then used one of the new stamp set that will be available on June 2nd: Traveler*. I chose the camera (of course!) and after fussy cutting it, I used some Stampin' dimensionals to pop it in the frame. You will love that new set: it has a boat, a train, a suitcase and much more.

I then cut one of the wooden banner from the Essentials Wooden Elements in half to create two of the flags; for the middle one I punched a piece of vellum with the Banner Punch (from SAB but it will be in the new catalogue!!). The greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set, stamped on a strip of Whisper White with Real Red ink; 3 Real Red candy dots lead to the sentiment.

I hope you like my card today. Now I am off to play with more toys... like maybe some coloring!!!!

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstocks: Basic Gray – Real Red – Crushed Curry – Whisper White
DSP: I am Me  Specialty Paper: Vellum
Ink: Real Red – Black Stazon
Stamp Set: Traveler (W-134510)* – A Dozen Thoughts (C-131059)
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (SAB 133520)*
Framelits: Ovals Collection (129381)
Punch: Banner Punch (SAB 133519)*
Embellishments: Essentials Wooden Elements (132258) – Candy Dots Brights (130931)
*2014-2015 Annual Catalog

Hope you had a wonderful Saturday and wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. Don't forget to visit the blog at  Freshly Made Sketches .  Enjoy!