Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Friday Mashup and Stampin Royalty 185

I Just adore this color combo!!!! So Summery. Here was the challenge over at Friday Mashup Blog   
and Stampin Royalty :
Pool party , crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, and smoky slate or kraft, or to do something nature themed or both!  And use the photo for inspiration.
And here is my card:
I love all of the awesome options we have these days for die cuts I used 5 die cuts on this card, it sure makes card faster to put together.

Ingredients:Smokey Slate, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Coastal Cabana Cardstock,tissue paper. Coastal Cabana, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral inks, Avery Elle "oh happy day" stamp set, MFT Bracket edge duo, and Feathers and Arrows die sets, and SU Floral Frames Framlits collection.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mojo302,Color Challenge435, SSS monday challenge

 Who could have guessed.....another challenge card?!! I used this weeks Mojo sketch:
And the SCS Color Challenge:Vanilla Sugar Crisp
I really like this color combo! Here is my Card:

I also wanted to include this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which was good to be green inspired, I hope this card counts after all the stamp set is peaceful wildflowers :) 
and I did you some papers out of my scrap pile.

Ingredients:Whisper White,Brown Sugar, and Crisp Cantaloupe Card stock, Afternoon Picnic dsp, Peaceful Wildflowers (MFT) stamp set, and Tea Party SU,Cantaloupe ruffle ribbon, linen thread, dimensionals,cantaloupe and wisteria wonder, and brown sugar ink, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink, paper piercer, I have no Idea where the rose or the pin came from(sorry)


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Seize the Birthday Sketch and Color Throwdown

I am coming to realize Stamping and card making are my sanity!! I have been getting up every morning and stamping before the boys wake up and making a card, I seem to be happier when I have a little me time. I love my boys to death but with 4 you tend to feel like you have no me time so stamping is my stress unwind.

I did this card for the very fun sketch this week over at Seize the Birthday, there is lots of fun stuff going on over there I highly recommend checking it out :)

 And I also joined in on the Color Throwdown:
And here is my card:
 This card was lots of fun I did some paper piecing on the cupcake and a little coloring :)
Ingredients: Crumb cake, so saffron and whisper white card stock, ink in all three colors as well, and bermuda bay. MFt loop border die and cupcakeabella stamp set as well as Itty bitty banners stamp set and die, the circle is from a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp" Its a party" (I think), and some bakers twine and jewels from hobby lobby.

Not so Traditional Christmas(free for all 177)

I think I am obsessed with challenges!! They are just so much fun! I did this card for the Splitcoast Free for all challenge. The challenge was to do Christmas but with non-traditional colors. It was a little bit of a challenge but lots of fun and I really like how it turned out.
I used the Sycamore street dsp and ribbon from the SAB Catalog. Silver Glimmer paper and whisper white cardstock. Cut the border with MFT bracket edge die(love this!!!), popped the ornaments that were punched with the retired ornament punch on dimensionals. I used my stampin spritzer and some rich razzleberry, summer starfruit and pool party markers, and stamped the sentiment with the Sassy Salutations stamp set. TFL!

Oh and here is a list of just a few of my favorite Challenges, I wish I could participate in them all but I would be stamping 24/7....wouldn't that be wonderful ;)

SCS Clean and Simple
SCS Color Challenge
SCS Sketch Challenge
SCS Free for all
SCS Inspiration
Color Throwdown
Seize the Birthday
Mojo Monday
MFT Wednesday Stamp Club
Dynamic Duos
The paper players
Little Tangles
I know there is more this was just all I Could think of right now, I did want to share that I won last week on the MoJo Monday 300! I got a $25 dollar gift Cert to Taylored Expressions yay!!! Thanks Julee, and Taylor!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

CC434, Retrosketches#71(Its Christmas in July!)

After doing this challenge I realized I need more Christmas stamps lol, thats all I need is another excuse!!!
The Color Challenge on SCS this week was Crumb cake, Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler.

Dessert was to make it a Christmas Card, they are also looking for a some guest designers for August and September as well as a Host, if you do both challenges this week and next with dessert you could get chosen :)
I decided to use the Retro Sketch for this week #71 and here is my card:

I used Gumball Green for my base of course and some be of good cheer dsp(SU) on top of crumb cake cardstock, MFT looped border die, some very vanilla on top of more crumb cake, the sentiment is from Delightful Dozen(SU), and the little ornaments are from Christmas Deer(SU), and the big ornament is from Tags till Christmas(SU), and punched with the retired ornament punch trimmed and layered on a piece of cherry cobbler punch with the same punch, I used my cherry cobbler and gumball green markers and gumball stamp pad, a little riding hood red taffeta with a brad from Hobby lobby, and last but not least some antique linen Tom Holtz distress ink everywhere.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

IC396, CAS228 Splitcoast challenges

I loved the inspiration this week I really had a hard time picking just one thing from Poketo. I finally chose this one:

I also decided to play along with the Clean and simple challenge as well which was to masking a one layer card. I used the new smokey slate for my grey and calypso coral and bermuda bay inks to make this card:
I used a couple of new stamps sets I just got from MFT.  Abstract Art and Peaceful Wildflowers.

And some Bermuda bay 1/8 taffeta ribbion.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CC433 A Retro Sketch

I had lots of fun creating this card with my new stamp set from Simon says stamp designed by Kristina Werner. The color challenge at Splitcoaststampers today was of course red white and blue (Happy Fourth everyone)desert was to make it patriotic!
I used this sketch from retro sketch blog , and here is my card:

Ingredients: whisper white Cardstock, midnight muse, real red, brights dsp in real red.
Ink: real red, midnight muse, .
hears a flutter framelits, dimensionals, rinestones and twine from hobby lobby, letter stickers from simon says stamp kit, vintage faceted designer button, border die from verve.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Mojo Monday 300!!!!

This mojo sketch is Julee's 300th and she is going all out with lots of give aways you  should check it out!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my  card:

Ingredients:whisper white Cardstock, melon mambo and daffodil delight , Bermuda bay
And brights dsp.
Amazing you stamp set
Buttons ,washi tape and dots are from Hoppy Lobby and  embossing powder is fromJoanns.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


I have been wanting to try color blocking for a while but just haven't had a chance, so I was super excited for the challenge this week, I have also been loving the inspiration challenges lately I seem to feel more flow in creating when I can choose what inspires me and this dress was perfect for color blocking! My card is pretty simple but I am loving it!

Ingredients: Whisper White Cardstock, Tangerine Tango cardstock, Midnight Muse Cardstock
Apothecary accents, and Hearts a flutter framelits, Hello Friend stamp from mypaperpumkin, white flowers and twine from hobby lobby.


Friday, June 28, 2013


I did this card for the SplitCoastStampers try a new technique challenge. I don't know what it was about this card but it just wasn't coming together for me. I'm still not sure I like it....oh well you can be the judge, the challenge was to put an angle on your card:
Ingredients : Yellow paper and heart dsp are from my Simon Says Stamp monthly kit I just got today ,I also used a new die I got from Verve , hearts a flutter framelits, crisp cantaloupe cardstock and afternoon picnic dsp, pearls from hobby lobby , you are loved stamp set

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Splitcost Saturday Inspiration Challenge

I did this card for the SplitCoastStampers Saturday Inspiration Challenge. I really like this Challenge! We were supposed to chose something from the designs of Thomas Paul, Here is the Gallery and Here is my Inspiration and my Card:
Thanks for looking!!!


Paper:Whisper White, Basic Black, Island Indigo, Crushed curry Cardstock
Ink:Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamps: Best of flowers (SU), Hello Friend(paper pumpkin, SU)
Accessories: this and that washi tape, white flowers and rinestones (hobby lobby)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Card I made for OCC challenge a couple of weeks ago.

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for the DT search for Our Creative Corner a couple of weeks ago and never got it posted in time oh well I guess that tells me I dont really have time to be on a design team LOL:) If I remember right the challenge had something to do with some pictures about fall.


Monday, June 29, 2009

VC Rocks Swaps

I have made a few thing lately Just haven't had a chance to post them. I Joined two swaps this year for VC, the mini notebook which is my fav, and the bookmark card swap which was exclusive to my virtual hotel floor this year which was books and reading. So first is the notebook I did. I used the new in colors and my embrace life set. Next was the bookmark swap I used the in-colors again and Great friend stamp set. Sorry forgot to take a pic of the bookmark.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Because of you.

I made this card for my Mil with the new dusty durango stuff I got and my because of you stamps that I havent got to use yet I really love these stamps they are awsome. I also used a mojo sketch from a few weeks ago.
Ingredients: Dusty durango ink and cardstock, whisper white, choc chip and kraft paper. Stamps Because of you(verve). Taylors tiny twinkles choc chip tafetta ribbon,


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Color challenge 222

So I was super excited this morning when my brown friend knocked on my door and delivered my new in color stuff and I had to some of it, oh and I got my new catalog I was so excited.
So the challenge today was to use white and that you could use any color ink you liked but the card could only be one layer. So I used the Melon Mambo and the Bermuda Bay colors I am so excited about the new in colors they are awsome. This was actually one of the first clean and simple cards I have made that I actually really like.

Recipe: Melon Mambo ink and cardstock, Bermuda Bay ink, Taylors tiny twinkles, I used my fleur de lis border punch, ribbon from micheals, my nestabilities to trace the frame and great friend stamp set.