Sunday, June 28, 2015

Definitely Dahlia, PP251


Greetings, my friends! Today the lovely and talented Nance is hostess at The Paper Players, and she has an awesome sketch for us. I love it! I knew what I would do with it right away. 


I only purchased a few stamp sets from the new SU catalog, but this one was a must have, called Definitely Dahlia. The image is so beautiful and stamps so nicely. I combined it with another new set, Happy Birthday Everyone. I love this set too, especially the nice big happy birthday greeting. A few embellishments later and my card was done.


Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Definitely Dahlia, Happy Birthday Everyone, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Mint Macaron
Designer Series Paper: Pretty Petals
Ink Pads: Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Very Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Venetian Crochet Trim


Just thought I'd share a quick pik of Oliver. He's gotten so big. What is it with kitties and boxes? 

Hope to see you over at The Paper Players this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Smile, RS169, Curtain Call & SSS


Hi friends! I had so much fun making this little card using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp June card kit. I love that the kits challenge me to use products that I probably would not have purchased on my own, and each one is such a fun surprise. I don't normally use stickers on my cards, but these from Doodlebug are just adorable. My card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".



I'm playing along with three challenges today: the Flip Flop theme challenge at Curtain Call, the sketch at Retro Sketches, and the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp. 


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Happy and Smile (SSS)
Card Stock: White, Blue (SSS), Crumb Cake (SU)
Patterned Paper: Happy and Smile (Doodlebug)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle & Stitched Hillside Border Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: White Baker's Twine (SU), Sprinkles Stickers (Doodlebug)


I love the rainbow of colors in this month's card kit, and speaking of rainbows, how about this one? It appeared it my backyard the other day. It was so bright and beautiful. It made me smile! 

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Flowers on my Mind, CMCC77 & SSSC273


Hi there, friends! It is Wednesday and time for a new challenge at Colour Me! I am sad to say that this will be my last week being on the Design Team, and what a fabulous team it was. I would like to thank them for having me and I truly enjoyed every challenge. I also look forward to seeing the creations of their new team! 


What a gorgeous color combination! I love it! So sweet and feminine. I decided to let the colors do most of the work and layered them up, and then added a stamped panel. The images and sentiment are from the Simon Says Stamp Flowers on my Mind stamp set, which came in one of my monthly kits.


The layout is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I've really been loving their sketches lately.


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Flowers on My Mind (SSS)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum (SU)
Ink Pads: Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum (SU), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Circle & Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Vintage Buttons Die (MFT)
Other: Cotton Thread

Please play along with us this week at Colour Me! 

Inky hugs! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bundle of Boy, SIP2


Hi friends, and welcome to the second challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper! This week we have an awesome sketch for you designed by Justin. It's so versatile, I love it!


Some relatives of ours just had a baby boy, and though we sent a card to the happy couple, my DH asked me to make a card for the grandparents too as it is their first grandchild. I used the now retired Bundled Baby stamp set. I love the images in it. They are so darn cute! I colored it with Copic's and made a coordinating lined envelope.


I stamped the sentiment on the inside using the also retired Family Reunion stamp set.


Products Used: 
Stamp Sets: Bundled Baby, Family Reunion (SU)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist (SU)
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack (SU)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: (Copic)
Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Subtles Candy Dots, Marina Mist Cotton Ribbon (SU)

Thanks for stopping by! Please play along with us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper! 


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Such a Sweetie, PP250


Happy Sunday, Friends! Today at The Paper Players the wonderful and talented Claire is hostess. She has chosen Summer Treats for this Clean and Simple challenge. Fun! 


I love ice cream, but I had a healthier treat in mind. Nothing screams summer more to me than the sight of bing cherries in the supermarket. What a delicious treat! I used my brand new stamp set called You're So Sweet from Simon Says Stamp and coordinating dies. The patterned paper is from the SSS May Card Kit.




I am playing along with two other challenges today. The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to use your favorite product or technique, and for me that would be coloring with my ever growing collection of Copic markers. Also the 30 Day Coloring Challenge wants us to color somthing every day.


I love the way these cherries came out! I stamped them in Memento ink, colored with Copic markers and then die cut them. Then I added a liberal dose of Wink of Stella. After that I covered them with two coats of Glossy Accents, allowing them to dry between each coat. They are so sparkly and shiny IRL. Thanks to Debbie Hughes for the tip of using the two products together.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: You're So Sweet (SSS)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Crumb Cake (SU), Xpress It Blending Cardstock (Copic)
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed (Doodlebug)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic (see colors below)
Tools: Big Shot, Sweet Fruit Dies (SSS)
Accessories: Wink of Stella (Zig), Glossy Accents (Ranger)


I hope you enjoyed my CAS creation. Please visit the rest of the team at The Paper Players, and we hope you'll play along too!

Have an awesome day!




Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy New Home, FMS191


Hi, friends! It seems as though all of a sudden all my friends are moving! I need a total of six new home cards and I've totally depleted my inventory. My Holiday Home stamp set is perfect for that occasion and for that reason I'll never get rid of it. I kept my card simple and made three of them, and tomorrow I'll get them right in the mail! 


The layout at Freshly Made Sketches was just perfect for what I had in mind, though I rotated it 90 degrees. 


Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Holiday Home
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Stacked With Love
Ink Pads: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Home Framelits

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Happy Banner, CMCC96 & SSCS272



Hi friends! It's Wednesday and time for another challenge at Colour Me! This week the colors are Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Coastal Cabana. I LOVE these colors! I would have never chosen them myself but I think it's a brilliant combo. That's what I love about challenges. They really get you thinking out of the box!


I have always admired the beautiful creations made by others using the Pure Innocence line of stamps from My Favorite Things. I was also quite intimidated by the amount of coloring involved since I am no expert when it comes to Copic's. I've been practicing though, so I thought I'd give one a try, and I'm so thrilled with the way it came out I ordered three more, LOL! Isn't that little girl the cutest?



I used the sketch from last week's challenge at Sweet Sunday and rotated it 90 degrees. Love this sketch, too! I'm also submitting this to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.


The image was die cut first as it is a solid die, then stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic's. After my supply list there is an image of the colors I used. 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Happy Banner (MFT)
Card Stock: Xpress It Blending Cardstock (Copic), Solar White (Neenah), Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar (SU)
Patterned Paper: Sunny Days Ahead (Echo Park)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Happy Banner Die (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Simple Stories)


Please pay a visit to the team at Colour Me!, and have an amazing day!