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Dapper Denim for #GDP110

Have I said before I am a non-traditional Christmas colors kind of person?  I love blues and silvers together for Christmas.  When I saw the sketch for  Global Design Project 110, I knew that I wanted to use the Color Theory DSP stack, specifically the Dapper Denim pieces.  I hope that the card I created tonight is within the framework of the sketch!

I used Dapper Denim ink and Color Theory DSP, Whisper White, silver thread, and my Clear Wink of Stella (it’s very diffcult to see, but the whole sentiment has a couple of layers and the middle tree is covered as well).  The stamp set and dies are from the Carols of Christmas bundle.

My card is definitely BLUE, and I hope the silver thread and Wink of Stella calm it down some what.  This card is all about layers, layers, layers.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the #GDP110 sketch:

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

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Basic Black, Old Olive, and Gold ~ oh my!

#GDP109 is a color challenge this week using Basic Black, Old Olive, and Gold.  Let me start by saying I really am not a yellow gold person.  Silver – all day long.  Not so much with gold.

What better to create with these colors than a Christmas card?  I’d first made this card in Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler, and silver thread and then again using the #GDP109 colors.  I used the Carols of Christmas bundle, Old Olive and Basic Black cardstock, the fabulous Merry Little Christmas DSP,  gold thread, Stitched Shape die set, and the Sheet Music stamp.  Ink was Basic Grey (for the Sheet Music background), and Basic Black for the sentiment.  After I put the gold thread behind the sentiment I realized it is so fine that it almost can be overlooked and therefore, the card needed more gold.  Enter my Wink of Stella pen, which I used as an accent on the trees at the bottom of the card and ditch surrounding the sentiment from the Stitched Shape square.

I love this stamp set, the whole bundle, the Sheet Music background stamp, and the DSP.  Who would have thought that Black and Old Olive would have made this alternative colors for Christmas person so happy!

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the Cherry Cobbler one as well:

Deck the Halls, cherry cobbler

Here’s the #GDP109 challenge link:

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

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InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Thankful Thoughts InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop!  There are so many ways to say, “Thank you!” – today’s blog hop is filled with projects that share our gratitude.  Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products that help us show our gratitude – and we are excited to share our creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my grateful card:

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To make the background paper I used the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I  first masked and stamped the leaf trio using Old Olive, and layered the details in Old Olive as well.  I then turned to the sunflowers using the Painted Harvest stamp set, I used only Elegant Eggplant by stamping off the first layer of the flowers.  I then used full strength for the second layer, and I am thrilled with the way they turned out.   When I finished, I realized I wanted to have a little extra something in all the white space, so I stamped off Old Olive and just used the detail part of the leaf stamp in just a few select places.

For this card, I pulled out Old Olive for the base and thought, eh ~ not the pop I wanted.  Then I put it on Elegant Eggplant and literally said “WOW” out loud (and to myself but  I didn’t answer, so it’s all good).   I punched out a Pretty Label from the base piece (no one will ever see all the ugly behind the Whisper White), stamped my greeting and cropped it so that the rectangle just shows the label on the top and bottom.  Added a piece of jute ribbon, some linen thread behind the label, and popped on a set of leaves from the Leaf Punch.  All kinds of mini-dimensionals were used.  Love those things!  A card with 2 layers of the minis will mail just as easily as a card with a single layer of the regular dimensionals.

My list of supplies, which I now realize sounds much more complicated than it was, is as follows:

Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Suede (center of flowers) ink pads

Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White cardstock

Painted Harvest and Paisleys and Posies stamp sets

Burlap ribbon, Linen Thread, Pretty Label Punch, Leaf Punch, and mini-dimensionals.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!  Thank you for hopping along with us.  The next blog is Shawn de Oliveira at https://www.shawnstamps.com/2017/10/thankful-thoughts-blog-hop/If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up below as a guide.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Karen Browning at KarenZBrowning.com
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
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It’s another FUSION challenge card….

The Fusion challenge is fun because there are two choices: a sketch or inspiration picture.  Participants can use the sketch, inspiration picture, or a combination of both.   This week I chose the sketch.

Here is my card:

Fusion teacups

I used the absolutely gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely DSP,  Tranquil Tide and Soft Suede cardstock for this card.  The contrasting DSP is actually the front and back of the same sheet of paper.  While it’s acceptable to make minor changes to the layout, this card is straight from the sketch in the shapes and layout, and it’s easy when the it is done for you.   The greeting is from All Things Thanks, and I love the font!  I didn’t actually stitch around the greeting, I just used a Stampin Write Marker to color in the “stitched” part of the cropped circle done with Stitched Shapes framelits.

I love the way this came together, including the Crushed Curry candy dot, which is covering a tiny smudge.  Happy accident.

Here’s the Fusion challenge:

Have a Peachy day!

 

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GDP# 105 color challenge

This week’s Global Design Project’s color challenge is to use Peek-a-Boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Lemon Lime Twist.  My submission card is take 2 for the challenge, even though the color combo was bright and semi-Springtime, which is how my first card turned out.

For take 2, I used the Peek-a-Boo Peach and Tangerine Tango for the sunflowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the fern leaves.  Early Espresso was used for the center of the flowers and the base of the card.  I wound up having to use the tiny 5 dot stamp in a random pattern to cover up a couple of “oops” marks.  The label also helped.  I love layering the Pretty Label Punch and this time I added  Stitched Shapes circle as the bottom layer, which really makes the greeting front and center.

This stamp set is fabulous, and I have seen some really out-of-the-box cards using it on Pinterest and demo sites on facebook.  I’ve recently fallen in love with the two step tiny acorn stamps and will be sharing a card featuring them later this week!

Here’s my card:GDPcolor

Here’s the challenge:

Have a Peachy day!!

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Painted Harvest for CTS # 247

I have been working on Thanksgiving cards and, so far, no two are the same layout.  I love, love, love the Painted Harvest Suite!   The sunflowers are stunning and I’ve seen them in so many color combinations.  My combo for this card was a base of Tangelo Twist and topped with Cajun Craze.

To match the rotating bars on the sketch, I used the fern stamp from the set and stamped 3 times without re-inking, and then repeated for each section.  The greeting is the same one I have used for all my Thanksgiving cards, and probably will for all of them.  I used the new Label Punch for the sentiment and then trimmed it down, same for the matted border.

I used Whisper White even though the DSP is Very Vanilla, but I only have a sliver of the DSP showing under the Whisper White front.  I felt like it needed something, so I put the piece of the Tangelo Twist ribbon under the sunflower, which is popped up on the dimensionals, as is the greeting.

Here’s my card:

CTS #247

Here’s the challenge sketch:

Have a Peachy day!

 

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gather and give thanks for Paper Players 359

This new Painted Autumn DSP is beautiful, the colors remind this resident of Florida of my childhood autumns on Long Island.   For this card, I used one sheet cropped into an oval shape to match the sketch from Paper Players #359.  I also used the Painted Harvest bundle set for the leaf, the sentiment, and the label punch.   I really like the shape of this punch, and it will be used often long after the holidays are over.  I’ve been punching multiple layers for underneath the greeting using this punch and the Pretty Label punch, which allows the sentiment to pop off the DSP.  The leaf is a two-step process, and I finished it with the Early Espresso ink pad and a blender pen for a soft outline.   I really wanted something to add a bit of something-something without taking away from the gorgeous colors, so enter the burlap ribbon under the labels.   Simple and clean layout, and I think it is easily recognizable to see the #PP359 sketch.

Here’s my card:

PP359

Here’s the #PP359 sketch:

Have a Peachy day!

 

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Double z-fold birthday card for #tttc012

It was my great-niece’s first birthday party this past weekend.  I’ve been very happily busy helping my niece with decorations and foods to coordinate with the Under the Sea theme.  Love it!  So much fun!

For Sophia’s birthday card, I was pleased as punch to use the diagonal from bottom left to top right:  die cut, oval, and fun fold.  After watching a youtube video for the double-z fold, I was so surprised to find how easy this fold is to make.  It should be under the easy-peasy category.   The stamp set is the Seaside Shore set.  Love!

The colors I used were Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Fresh Fig, Wisteria Wonder, and Silver shimmer paper.  The party colors were purple/lavendar, teal, and silver, and this card was displayed on the food table as part of the decorations.

I had to find the fish dies on Amazon, and they were the perfect size.  The clown fish were cropped from some textured white cardstock I had on hand and then sponged with Fresh Fig.

Here’s two views of my card:

Here’s the #tttc012 board:

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August, 2017 InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

 

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FALL FAVS

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by some of our favorite Fall-themed products.  What fun!  Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products for the Autumn holidays – and we are excited to share our creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my card:

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I initially made this card for last week’s Global Design Project 100th card challenge but decided to save it for this blog hop.  I CAS(E)d my fearless upline, Brian King, using some fabulous new products available in the soon-to-be-released holiday catalog.  I chose this colorful DSP for the background of the card  because the colors just match what I remember from FALL  when I was growing up on Long Island (I live in Florida now and completely miss experiencing seasons actually change).  The Painted Autumn DSP has some fabulous paper designs and colors, and I highly recommend adding it to your holiday catalog wishlist!  The base is Lemon Lime Twist, with another layer of Early Espresso under the DSP, which allows the DSP to pop right off the card!

The Leaf Punch coordinates beautifully (as all SU punches do!) with the Painted Harvest stamp set.  The leaf stamp is a two-step set, and I stamped the base in Cajun Craze and the details in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla base, then punched it out.  I used mini-dimensionals to pop the leaf, but allow it to lay under the label.  CUTE!

I also used the new Every Day Label Punch for the Lemon Lime Twist top piece and 2 Early Espresso pieces used to create the mat.  The layered label is popped up with dimensionals.  When I was doing a “dry run” of the card, I realized that I needed something under the labels, so I grabbed my Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, stamped my greeting from the Painted Harvest stamp set, and then attached everything together.  I’m happy with the result.  The DSP really is the star of the card, and keeping the rest of it simple, but it’s definitely not plain.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller @ Westside Paper Creations. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

​Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  7. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
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Tic Tac Toe Challenge #010

This week I decided to use the diagonal from bottom left to upper right consisting on green, fun fold, and bug or insect.  I don’t know why I didn’t think of the dragonflies first, but I’ve wanted to use this cute lady bug stamp since I got it and finally pulled it out (and it’s now retired;  SIGH).  I wanted to have a Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White card but that wouldn’t include the green I needed.  I also had to find a fun fold and this Dutch door fold card is so perfectly easy to create!  (Thank you Lovenstamps.com!)

I found grass in the Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set, including the matching mounded lines.  I carefully stamped the  ladybugs just at the edge of the grass and colored them using Real Red.  The Basic Black DSP is from Pick-a-Pattern.  Love that paper and am going to have to order another stack of it at this rate!  I used Real Red in the scallop oval to crop out two ovals.  I was able to line up the scallops on both the inside and the outside, and then it was just a matter of using my Tombow to put all the pieces together.

Here’s my card:

#tttc010#tttc010 inside

Here’s the #tttc010 board:

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Color Throwdown # 455

Colors this week for #ctd455 were pink, lavender, teal, and white.  I need a baby shower card for my soon-to-be great niece, and thought this would be a good color combination.   I have to admit though, the end result is not at all what I started making.

As this card evolved, i decided that I wanted to have both sides of the baby elephant showing on the card, so I used a Dutch fold card I found on Pinterest, as posted by Lovenstamps.com.  It is such an easy card to make and it took me much longer to do the card than it should have.  However, it’s relaxing and fun to watch a pile of paper, some ink, punches, stamps, and markers come together in a card I can use.

Here’s my card:

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I love this fun fold!  So many possibilities!

Here’s the #ctd sketch:

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Global Design Project, #099

#GDP099 is a themed challenge for wedding/anniversary/love.  I need a wedding card, so this was perfect timing for me.   I used the retired Floral Boutique DSP for this card, along with Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock.  The ribbon is also SU ribbon.  The die cuts are from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.  I did use some non-SU silver glitter paper, and that created a couple of challenges.  Take my advice, don’t use anything other than the SU glitter paper for thinlits, you have to trust me on that.  Even using the dryer sheet technique and the SU brush, I couldn’t get the little pieces out of the hearts, which led to cropping two additional hearts out of Night of Navy and layering them on top of the silver.  I like the effect of the two layers, but wish my pre-order had arrived before I made this card.  I layered the silver “love” cutout over Night of Navy and am pleased with the way the reversed colors on the hearts and the sentiment play off each other.  The sentiment is popped up on some mini-dimensionals that I still had to cut in half.  When they are that tiny, the SU paper piercer makes it much, much easier to position those little sticky things.

I really love the way it turned out, problems and all.  I couldn’t just leave the background a plain Whisper White, so I embossed it with the Softly Falling TIEF and even my DH likes the results.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the #GDP099 sketch:

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Celebrating FMS300!

Freshly Made skteches is celebrating their 300th challenge!  WOW!  That’s a lot of card inspiration!

As always, the sketch is clean, as should be the cards.  Sometimes too much white space bothers me, so this time I used the Swirly embossing folder for the card background and used the debossed side.  I smeared something very faintly on the embossed side, turned the mat over and found that the debossed side was cleaner and worked much better for this card.

I used the floral DSP from A Whole Lot of Lovely, dies from Swirly Scribbles, Crushed Curry cardstock, Soft Suede paper and ink,  Whisper White bakers twine, and finished with 3 enamel dots.  The dots came in to play because the card felt so unbalanced and heavy to the right side, and they really finish the card.

Here’s my card:

FMS300

Here’s the FMS300 challenge sketch:

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CAS(E) This Sketch #233

CTS#233 is clean and simple this week.  There are times I think clean and simple still needs something extra.  Other times,  I really enjoy the clean lines and ample white space.  This challenge is one of those times.

My color pallet was CAS(E)’d from a card (origin is forgotten ~ Pinterest, Facebook groups, and I am going to try to find it and then update this post, but time is of the essence for this challenge post).   Pastel colors of Flirty Flamingo, PeekaBoo Peach, So Saffron, and Sweet Sugarplum with touches of Emerald Envy for the grass and flower stem.  For the bottom, I used the centers of the daisy from the Daisy Delight stamp set.  When I created the arch, I also cut a mat out of Sweet SugarPlum.

I love these piggies and this one was perfect with the sentiment on the side of the piggie.  She’s colored in Flirty Flamingo and PeekaBoo Peach with a Sweet SugarPlum sentiment, all of which had to be masked to get the black pig outline with the sentiment stamped at the same time.  I barely overlapped the mound on the bottom on purpose.

I wanted something with more of a presence than the flower on this stamp, so I used the small two-step daisy stamp, fussy cut it, and mounted it with mini-dimensionals.  I added Whisper White bakers twine which added an accent without making too big of a statement.  Mounted everything on PeekaBoo Peach and called it a day.

Here’s my card:

CTS#233

Here’s the challenge sketch:

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#FabFri118

Fab Friday’s color challenge this week was to use Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, and Lemon Lime Twist.  Not the first 3 colors I would put together but that’s what makes it a challenge, right?  Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist – that works.  Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist – that works as well.  Put the three together, and I decided I also needed to include Basic Black to tone things down a little and to make the die cuts pop on the Flirty Flamingo DSP.

I love this In Color DSP!  I am still working on some retired colors of this style and, for some strange and unknown reason, I ordered 2 stacks of the 2016-2018 In Color stack.   I need to start really using more of this paper!

I also used the Sunshine Wishes thinlit set.  I was sitting staring at the Melon Mambo base, the layer of Basic Black, the Flirty Flamingo DSP and a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Literally just staring at it, and then it hit me to use this die set.  That’s when I decided I also needed to layer the Lemon Lime Twist on the black for the flower, sentiment, and butterfly (yes, I looked up sample cards on Pinterest to make sure I wasn’t the only one who saw a butterfly).  All three elements are popped up with mini-dimensionals that I cut in half.  (Hint:  use the SU paper piercing tool to pick up and place down all those cut up minis.  Believe me, it’s easier!)

I added the Flirty Flamingo ribbon, layered all my pieces together and then I sat and stared at the card I created.  I was very happy that the picture I had in my head actually came out better than I thought, at least to me.  This was one of those cards that, when finished, I thought “Blast!  I did that!”

Here’s my card:#GDP099

Here’s the Fab Friday color challenge:

Have a Peachy day!

 

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Color Throwdown, #454

#CTD is a weekly color challenge which requires uploads to be just in the colors they post plus neutrals as needed.  #CTD454 is for green, light kraft, and white, and that’s all I used.  For the green I used Emerald Envy, the light kraft Crumb Cake matted on Soft Suede, and then Whisper White.  The printed DSP is retired, but the Emerald Envy, including the ribbon, is a current In Color.  I wasn’t sold on the plain base, so I ran it through my Big Shot with the Spots embossing folder thinking it would go with the polka dot pattern on the DSP.

Here’s my card:

CTD # 454

Maybe it’s the Irish in me, but this green is gorgeous!!

Here’s the #CTD sketch:

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#FMS299

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is all about clean and simple cards, which suits me just fine.   I needed another sympathy card, and used the Daisy Delight DSP with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  The challenge sketch calls for 2 columns of 2 pieces of paper, but I changed it a bit to 2 columns of 3 pieces of DSP.  I also matted on Tranquil Tide just to make the DSP pop instead of blending into the Whisper White.   It’s my interpretation of the sketch, so……..  I did include the sentiment in the correct spot using the Pretty Label punch.  The sentiment, We wish you God’s peace,  is one I have had for a number of years, and the manufacturer is long forgotten.  I wanted just a little something-something so I added the very fine Calypso Coral ribbon, but it still doesn’t make the card look fussy.

Here’s my card:

#FMS299

Here’s the challenge sketch:

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge #009

I really enjoy the #TTTC weekly challenges because of the flexibility of available options.  This week, I decided to follow the top row of thank you, sequins, and all things round.   Thank you and all things round was pretty easy to conquer.  Sequins?  Not so much.  I’m just not a fan of sequins, I don’t get how to attach them and they just don’t work in my comfort zone sense of order.  However, I met the challenge and used 3.  Yipee!

Here’s my card:

#tttc009

Turns out I used quite a bit of Tranquil Tide this weekend.  I didn’t realize just how much until I started posting pictures on FB.  The DSP is the Naturally Eclectic (LOVE the patterns and colors).  I punched out the circles and just flipped the paper over then popped up each on a mini-dimensional.  The inner circle is Lemon Lime Twist, with a Tranquil Tide stamped sentiment.  This font is one of my very favorites!  Mat circle in Tranquil Tide sitting on a Whisper White doilie. I thought the card needed a little bit of something and just threaded Whisper White bakers twine under the smallest circle and tied a neat little bow.  Added the 3 sequins and ta-dah!  I was done.

Here’s the challenge board:

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Paper Players, # 355

#PP355 this week was a tic-tac-toe challenge, which always means loads of options!  For this challenge, I chose the diagonal from bottom left to top right consisting of blue, enamel dots, and birthday.   I pulled out Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and cardstock in tranquil tide, Soft Suede, and Pool Party.  Blue is covered and done.

I just love the Happy Birthday thinlit die, and cut out one greeting in each of the the 3 cardstock colors.  (The underneath layers of the cardstock mats look pretty darn ugly until covered with the top layer.)   I then staggered the greetings, giving it dimension and making it pop off the beautiful DSP.     Birthday is covered and done.

Finally, I used one Pool Party enamel dot for the dot of the “i” in birthday.  I also added 3 Crushed Curry enamel dots randomly on the card.  Enamel dots are covered and done.

Here’s my card:

#PP355

Here’s the challenge board from Paper Players:

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Global Design Project, #098

Global Design Project is always fun and interesting, and this #GDP098 was no exception.  The sketch this week was all about banners, with the greeting stamped vertically down one of the banners.  However, I don’t have any of the SU vertical greeting sets, so I just turned the sketch on the side and the problem was solved.  I used the (new to me) Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and am so happy I bought this set of gorgeous, colorful DSP.   I used Pool Party ribbon and Soft Suede ink to finish off this card on the base of Tranquil Tide.  Such a pretty combination of colors on this sheet!

Here’s my card:

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See what I mean about the gorgeous colors!  Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Soft Suede.

Here’s the GDP sketch:

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#TicTacToeChallenge008

The #tttc008 is always interesting because of the 8 choices using the tic tac toe board.  This week, I chose bottom row of square, feminine, and doilies.   For some strange and unknown reason, I thought that animal was in there, which explains the puppy.

I used the new to me Naturally Eclectic DSP and I really like all of the papers.  The stripes and Powder Pink paper worked well for feminine, as least IMHO.  I need a card for my soon-to-be-born great niece, and thought this would be perfect.  I added the doilie peeking out of the square layers and wrapped some Pool Party ribbon around the base layers.  Obviously, I am still having challenges with ribbon bows, so I’ve just got a square knot.  I used the Stitched Shapes framelits for the puppy and greeting Whisper White square.  I wanted to make sure I really emphasized the feminine, so I used my Powder Pink fine marker to just color in the the stitched lines.

Here’s my card:

#tttc008

Here’s the #tttc008 board:

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Fusion card challenge

The Fusion challenge for this week, as always, is a card sketch or color/greeting combination.  I picked the card sketch and was very happy to break out my brand new Colorful Seasons bundle of the stamp set and framelits.  I’ve seen so many cards made with this bundle and have been (not so patiently) waiting to be able to order it.  I also used the Color Theory DSP in Old Olive, the base is Berry Burst and I used the LAYERED LEAVES DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (try saying that 3 times quickly) for dimesion.   I used the die set to cut out the tree limb in Soft Suede, and the flowers were cut from Powder Pink and then stamped with the same ink.  I punched out tiny circles to go behind the cut out flowers in Fresh Fig to highlight the flower centers.  It’s barely noticeable, but it is a detail.  I stamped the greeting “just breathe” in Soft Suede.  Wrapped the card in SU thick bakers twine and I was done.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the Fusion challenge:

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What Would You Stamp, #126

#WWYS126 this week is to use the Label Me Pretty SU stamp set, for which I also used the punch.  I just got this gorgeous Naturally Eclectic DSP yesterday and couldn’t wait to use it.  The colors I used to accent this paper are Berry Burst and Night of Navy.   This bundle makes a simple card very special and the sentiments in the set are versatile.  The punch also fits many sentiments from other stamp sets.

Here’s my card:

#WWYS126

Here’s the challenge sketch:

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Fab Friday #117

The Fab Friday challenge, #FF117, is a bi-weekly challenge and I was honored to be chosen as a Fab Fave at the beginning of the summer.  This week’s sketch was clean and simple with a focal circle and strip on top of part of the circle.  I pulled out Color Theory DSP,  A Little Wild clear mount stamp set and framelits, Label Me Pretty punch, and Stitched Shapes framelits, Crushed Curry chevron ribbon (retired), some Soft Suede ink, my blending pen, and markers in Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Peek-a-Boo Peach.  Oh yeah, the retired Hello stamp set and mini-dimensionals. When writing all the supplies  out I realized it sounds extensive, but this card went together pretty quickly.

Here’s my card:

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The bear, elephant, and lion in this set are adorable!   I’ve already made a card with all 3 (see it here), just the honey bear (see it here), and the elephant (see it here), so it was time to showcase the lion.  I have found I love coloring, especially with the blending pen, because of the softer looks available when using it.  Crushed Curry was used for the body, Tangelo Twist for the main and part of the tail, and the Peek-a-Boo Peach was used for shading on the body and tip of the tail.  I used the framelits to cut out the lion and all I had to do was snip across the top of the mane.

A Stitched Shapes large circle in Crushed Curry Color Theory DSP, mounted with mini-dimensionals over the chevron ribbon mounted on Color Theory DSP.   I stamped hello right on the DSP mat, and used the Pretty Label punch on the same base DSP, used mini-dimensionals to mount the lion on the label, and the label on the circle.  Got everything together and wanted just a little something more, so I cut out a thin strip of the ombre Color Theory, punched it with my (retired) little tag punch and slipped it under the circle.  Now, I was done.  He’s so cute!

Here’s the Fab Friday sketch:

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Color Throwdown #453

The generic colors for this week are a raspberry pink, green, and yellow.  I chose Berry Burst, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight, and went to one of my current fav stamp/punch bundle using the Daisy Delight set.

I had made my own background paper and colored daisy using this bundle for another challenge in different colors.  For this challenge, I wanted to keep it cleaner, even though the background is stamped, so I didn’t add an extra punched daisy.

Here’s my card:

#CTD453

I actually created a 5.5 x 8.5 sheet of this paper so I can make another card later.  I used the daisy stamp and alternated stamping off daisies for both layers to give the card a bit of dimension.  I used the leaf two-step stamps fromthe same set by stamping off the background and then using the detailed stamp full strength, again for dimension.  The center of each daisy is Daffodil Delight, as is the ribbon.  The greeting is from Beautiful Branches, stamped and punched with the Pretty Label punch, which was then mounted on Stitched Shape circle and attached to the card with dimensionals.  When I kept staring at the card thinking that something was off,  I realized I needed color on the right hand side by the label instead of all that white space.  I grabbed my Old Olive enamel shapes, which balanced the card to my satisfaction.

I am still struggling with bows right now, but at least I managed to get a little one for this card.  I like this card a lot because, while it has a lot on it, there is still a calming feel to it.

Here’s the challenge sketch:

 Colors just scream summertime, don’t they?

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Paper Players # 354

This week’s challenge was a clean and simple horizontal 3 panel card.  I kept the colors to Basic Black, Whisper White, and Flirty Flamingo.  The combination of these colors really has a retro feel, as does the layout of the card.

Here’s my #PP354 card:

#PCC252

The Basic Black pattern is from the Pick-a-Pattern DSP.  I just love this paper!  Look at these fun patterns and colors:

I mounted two strips of the DSP on a Whisper White mat, which gave me the 3 panels.  I added the sentiment from All Things Thanks, and mounted that on a Flirty Flamingo base.  It needed something else to balance it, so I used 3 enamel shapes in Flirty Flamingo.  The card is balanced, and the colors are as well.  Win – win.

Here’s the challenge sketch:

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#tttc007 and #tgifc117

TGIF Challenge #117’s theme this week is Summertime Blues, which was pretty open to interpretation as long as at least a touch of blue was included.   It’s my first time playing along with this challenge, and I enjoyed the openness of the concept.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #007 had a bunch of options, but I went with the right-hand column of diecut, floral, and yellow.

Here’s my card:

#tgifc117, #tttc007

I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, and I knew that I wanted to use the Daisy Delight bundle.  I have a retired SU small die to cut out leaves in Old Olive and Pear Pizazz, and I used the Stitched Shapes to cut the tiny yellow tag.  Die cuts – check.

When I figured out what piece of DSP I wanted to use, I noticed that the daisies weren’t a true white, instead they all had pale blue shadows.  I have a Bashful Blue SU marker and used that to color on the daisy stamp twice to get both layers.  I wanted to shade using Night of Navy, but didn’t want my coloring to be that dark so I used my blender pen with the ink from the inkpad to shade.  I am tickled pink with the result!  I used the center stamp in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White, punched it out and layered with mini-dimensionals.   I also used mini-dimensionals to pop up the center of the top layer of daisies and each top petal.  I’ve found that sniping the bones (outsides) of the dimensionals I can get just the size I want for each petal.    I mounted that on a Night of Navy circle.  The DSP is mounted using a thin mat of Calypso Coral and the base is Night of Navy.   The sentiment is from Eastern Palaces stamp set in Night of Navy on Daffodil Delight, which is mounted on Night of Navy.  Floral – check.  Touches of blue – check.

I also used the Daffodil ribbon and can I tell you that I must be ribbon-challenged.  I have been having a terrible time lately trying to tie bows.  Terrible time.  I’ve been going with simple square knots and I keep repeating Connie Stewart’s directions in my head (check out her channel on youtube!) to go right over left, then left over right and pull with just what is in my left hand.  That is completely backwards from what this lefty wants to do, but I’m trying.   I used a tiny brad to attach the little tag onto the ribbon so that I could get the casual effect of this hanging tag.   Yellow – check and check.

It took a while to create this card, but I find coloring so relaxing, and just figuring out the ribbon, getting it tied, and then trying to figure out how to attach the tag so I didn’t have to untie it took as long, or longer than, the stamping and coloring.  But, I am pretty darn pleased with the daisy, and the card.

Here are the challenge sketches:

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Paper Players #353

The challenge this week at Paper Players was to create a clean and simple beach card.  Here’s what I did:

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My vision was to have just a light impression of the sandpipers (retired set) on the bottom front with the sentiment over it. It just about worked.  I asked my DH for his opinion and his first comment was “Didn’t you already do a card like this?”  He’d recognized the Beautiful You stamp set and the Serence Scenery DSP.  I did use the same girl, but the layout is slightly different and the sentiment is different and for this card I added 3 enamel shapes up at the top.  I had to break out my Stamp-a-ma-jig again for this card, and I wasn’t afraid to use it at all this time.  Goes to show you what a little bit of practice can do!

Here’s the challenge badge:

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Fab Friday # 116

This challenge was a color one with 5 colors, Berry Burst, Tangerine Tango (I had to substitute Tangelo Twist), Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, and Bermuda Bay.  I’d seen cards made with the now retired Work of Art stamp set when it first was released, so I thought I would try it as well.   This was only the second or third time I’d used the zig zag stamp, and i broke out my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up.  I’d only tried to use that tool once before and let’s just say it didn’t go well.  It went much better this time, and the resulting card is the proof of that.  I love the (retired) Petite Petals and coordinating punch and knew I needed something for the zig zags.  I popped each with a dimensional and followed the same pattern of colors moving each one down so it would stand out.  I added the sentiment from All Things Thanks, some black bakers twine, matted it all on Basic Black to make the colors pop, and I was done.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the challenge sketch:

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge #006

For this week’s challenge, I picked the right-hand column of square, wrap, and woodgrain.   I used a number of retired products including Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron cardstock and DSP, along with Mint Macaron ribbon.  The woodgrain background stamp is retired, but I’m glad I kept it.  The sentiment is also retired, but I was pleased as punch that the font on the stamp set just about matched the font on the DSP.  The Stitched Shapes framelits for the two squares are current, and much loved!

Here’s my card:

#tttc006

Here’s the #tttc006 board:

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Freshly Made Sketches, #296

This week’s sketch is definitely clean and simple.  I used retired SU! products of Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.  The woodgrain background stamp is also retired, as is the DSP strip on the bottom.  The sentiment is from the current All Things Thanks stamp set.   This is actually the second card I made for this challenge.  The first card matched the picture I had in my head, but wasn’t clean and simple.  This second version fit the challenge.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the FMS sketch:

Just because I wanted to share, here’s the first card I made:

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One card, 2 challenges = Happy dance

I needed a  birthday card for a 4 yo boy who is now being raised by a family member because both his parents died a few months ago. A fellow SU! demo had asked our group if we would send him a card for his first birthday without his parents.  I started pulling things together from the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack, then grabbed the Tasty Treats SAB stamp set, Stampin Up! Write Markers, some mini-dimensionals, and this is what evolved. As I was creating this I realized that this one card hits 2 challenges for this week: #PCC251 (new to you) and #GDP095 (kids).

Here’s my card:

PCC#251, GDP#095

I started this process with a portrait orientation, but when I decided on the truck, I switched it around.  I originally thought the pancake stack was a piece of cake when I stamped it and the cupcake in the truck window~ oops.  I used colors taken from the DSP to color in the truck, and added Basic Grey for the metal parts.  I wanted the greeting to kind of look like a swinging sign, but needed something to balance out the weight of the card, so I wrapped brown bakers twine around the card.

When I thought I was finished, I just kept staring at the card because I knew something was off and realized my truck looked like it was just floating.  So, I cut a small strip of Early Espresso, which is also in the DSP, and made myself a road of sorts.  Now I was happy and done.

Here’s the challenge sketches:

 

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Color Throwdown, 451

Here’s my challenge card:

CTD#451

#ctd451 this week is to use a dark pink, light pink, and green color combo.  Neutrals and white are also allowed, but the 3 given colors are supposed to be the only other colors.   I went back to my favorite DSP in Pick a Pattern in Emerald Envy and Whisper White, my cute Little Piggie stamp set, some black and white Pick a Pattern washi and Flirty Flamingo ribbon and enamel shapes.   I colored the main part of the piggie in Powder Pink (light pink), and the feet and nose in Flirty Flamingo (dark pink), and the little tufts of grass are Emerald Envy.   I popped up the pig with mini-dimensionals and ta-da, the card was done.

Here’s the challenge sketch:

 

 

 

 

 

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One card = 3 challenges. Score!

Here’s my card:

One card, 3 challenges

This card was fun!  I was able to work in 3 challenges in one card, and it went together pretty easily.   The Paper Players, PP352, gave me the color scheme in Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, and Rich Razzleberry.  I also used Whisper White paper and bakers twine and Basic Black ink.

The second challenge was from Paper Craft Crew, PCC251, which has a challenge to use something New to You.  For me, my new was the Bella and Friends stamp set.  All the puppies in this set are adorable and I didn’t need to color this pup for this card.  The one stamp has the puppy, the balloon, and the bird.  I stamped the puppy and the string and part of the balloon on Whisper White, then used my Stitched Shapes ovals to cut it out.  The balloon punch gave me the ability to pop up the flowered balloon.  I fussy cut the bird so I could also pop it up and then place it in the same place as it would have been if I had stamped him with the puppy.  Added some Whisper White bakers twine for the little knot on the balloon, the string, and the bow on the bottom on the puppy.  Love!

The third challenge is CAS Colours and Sketches, # 231, which gave me the layout.  I needed the two stripes and the oval for this sketch.  I love how the oval really makes the puppy the focus of attention.  The strips on the bottom are Berry Burst Color Theory DSP, the sentiment is from the Bella and Friends stamp set, and I used some ribbon in Berry Burst on the banner just for a little interest.

So, one card, 3 challenges.  Happiness abounds.

Here are the challenge links:

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Paper Craft Crew, #250

I originally made this card because I wanted to play with my new embossing paste and found that I had a (retired) stencil that matched the pattern on this retired DSP.   (Note to self:  when finished using the embossing paste, IMMEDIATELY clean up the tools and stencil.  Do not let it dry!)  I matted the White White base on Tangerine Twist, tore the DSP and glued it to the WW base, added the TT ribbon and created the label pieces.  I added two Old Olive enamel shapes and thought ta-da, I’m done.   I started looking at the challenges for this week which I haven’t completed and PCC#250 was one of them.  I couldn’t believe how I hit the bottom horizontal row without meaning to do so.  I popped the enamel shapes off and added jewels instead and now I was really done!  Add some sparkle – done, embossing paste – done, clean and simple – done.

PPC#250

Here’s the challenge board:

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Color Throwdown #450

This color challenge was straightforward: blue, red, yellow, and white.  I used some retired stitched ribbon in Pacific Point, Real Red, and Daffodil Yellow to weave together to make this card.  Finished it off with “You’re the Best” from the Watercolor Words stamp set and 3 tiny Real Red star enamel shapes.  The weaving was the most difficult part since I had a hard time getting the ribbon to stick on the back of the card to weave.  There’s loads of snail adhesive on the back and mini glue dots on the front under the ribbons.

Here’s my card for ctd#450:

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Here’s the CTD sketch:

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CAS(E) this Sketch, # 229

This is a clean and simple challenge blog.  I don’t know how clean and simple my card is, but there is a decent amount of white space, and just layers of the Happy Birthday die, 3 to be exact for some dimension.

The color I used for all the greenery was the Emerald Envy Stamping Write Marker.  I was able to get the light and dark colors by using a blender pen for all the lighter leaves.

I used the SU markers in Sweetsugar Plum for the lighter flower parts.  I was able to get the two tones by using a very light hand when coloring the petals.  The darker parts of the flowers were done using the SU Berry Burst (love that color!) marker.   The centers of the flowers are done in Crushed Curry.

After I colored, I used my SU paper trimmer to cut up the Inside the Lines DSP, put it back together on a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock leaving just a peek of the color between the colored sections.   Matted that part on Sweetsugar Plum, cardstock, then added the 3 layers of the sentiment using Fresh Fig (bottom), Sweetsugar Plum (middle), and Crushed Curry (top).

Here’s my card:

CAS(E) # 229

Here’s the challenge sketch:

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CAS Colours and Sketches – Colour

Challenge #230.

The three colors in this challenge were Island Indigo, Berry Burst, and Lemon Lime Twist.  It took some thinking, and staring at my stamp sets, and decided on the Circle of Spring Wreath with the accompanying framelits.  Coloring is calming to me, and so I was perfectly content to color using Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst for the wreath itself.  I used the Island Indigo for the bow, and a piece of the (retired) DSP stack diagonal paper.   I finished with the sentiment using the Label Me Pretty stamp set and punch.

I started using a piece of berry burst cardstock for the mat layer, but it was just blah.  Since the wreath and the punch were my main features, I decided to go with a piece of the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP stack.  It’s interesting that the 3 colors really go very well together and weren’t really a “challenge” in the end.

Here’s my card:

Colour & Sketch #230

Here’s the challenge:

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Paper Players 351

This week’s PP sketch was pretty open in that the only requirements were for the card to be something about a teacher thank you, graduation success, exam congrats, or congrats.  I love, love, love the retired Serene Scenery DSP stack and pulled out this last sheet of this pattern to use with the Lovely You stamp set.  This card took loads of fussy cutting, and it probable would have been easier if I cut out the whole lady the first time instead of trying to cut out just legs and arms to slide them under the dress, which was also fussy cut.   I used celebrate instead of congrats, but they can mean the same thing, right?  Sure, they can.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the Paper Players sketch:

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Freshly Made Sketches 295

#FMS295  is a basic sketch and this little piggie seemed to fit.  It’s been a while since I’ve done double time stamping, but it worked here and really pops the focal image.  The sentiment is already on the stamp, so that took care of two things at once.  I colored the piggie, the flower, and outlined the grass using the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Write markers.  The finish with these markers is so smooth and, most times, looks like ink had been stamped instead of coloring.  I finished this off with some enamel shapes from the 2016-2018 In Colors, and ta-da! A cute card.

Here’s my card:

FMS295

Here’s the FMS inspiration:

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#GDP094

The Global Design Challenge this week was all about stripes.  There were so many choices of DSP paper, but I finally decided on the Eastern Beauty stamp set with the Eastern Palace DSP and Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers.  I am really not a gold person, give me white gold or silver, but the chosen combination just spoke to me.  My base is Dapper Denim (love!!), with a layer of Very Vanilla, and finally the stripes of gold and Dapper Denim striped DSP.  I used the 3 border stickers in the space between the DSP stripes.  Add in a couple of Stitched Shapes circles, a Dapper Denim circle, a sentiment and circle stamp to meet that part of the challenge sketch.  Squinting my eyes, as suggested by my upline Brian King,  and thought I needed just a little something-something to finish it off.  Enter the gold Metallic Enamel Shape circle to the center of the small sticker, and I was done.

This was a card that evolved from the basic picture in my head.  I now have a few shapes bases all ready to go for another card, but that will have to wait until next time.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the challenge sketch:

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#tictactoechallenge004

For this week’s challenge, I chose the middle horizontal row of DSP, embossing, and floral.  Sounds pretty easy, right?   It was more difficult than I thought.  I wound up with 2 cards while playing around with this list of 3 requirements.  I wound up much happier with this card than the first.

I started with the Sale-a-Bration DSP of Inside the Lines, and then I CASEd another demo (who posted on one of the SU! demo sites on facebook and can’t remember which one or I would give her credit here) and used the splatter stamp from Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Dapper Denim.  I embossed the Dapper Denim base using the Layered Leafs Dynamic TIEF and then sponged some Dapper Denim ink over the embossing to bring out the leaves.  Added Happy Birthday from Butterfly Basics using the ovals from Stiched Shapes, wrapped some coordinating ribbon around the card, popped up layers with dimensionals.  Surpised myself with a card I want to replicate a few more times.

Here’s my card:

#tttc004

Here’s the #tttc004 challenge board:

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Just Add Ink challenge # 366

The challenge for this week was to use “A” in any manner as inspiration for a card or project.  I chose A Little Wild stamp set, which I just had delivered by the man in the brown truck on Tuesday.  Since then I have been having so much fun with it!

I used some DSP from the retired Going Places DSP stack for the background of this fun card.  The colors in the paper include Lost Lagoon (card base, ribbon and ink on sentiment), Delightful Dijon ( squares),  and Basic Black (band and stamped trio).

My thought when choosing the sentiment was that I wanted the card to be able to be used as an all occasion card.  By stamping Live your dream, I was hoping that, when looking at the card, the recipient would be reminded of a simple dream that is still attainable.

Here’s my card:

Just Add Ink #366

Here’s the link to the challenge:

 

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Create with Connie and Mary #464

My first time playing along with this challenge, which I stumbled across when looking for a completely different challenge.  This one was super fun in that Mary picked page 105 from the Stampin’ Up catalog to CASE.   There were 4 card samples from which I could choose, all 4 using the Foxy Friends bundle.

However, I chose one of my brand new toys, which is the A Little Wild bundle.  I stamped the adorable elephant on Basic Grey and then cut it out with the die.  I used 3 graduated dies from the Lots of Labels set, some Berry Burst Color Theory DSP, some Berry Burst cardstock, dimensionals and mini-dimensionals, and finished it off with some Basic Grey ribbon.  The sentiment, Wild about You, fit so nicely on the label under the green grass from the stamp set.

This fabulous bundle is so much fun and the possibilities seem endless right now, especially since I’ve done 3 different challenge cards this week which use this bundle.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the challenge banner from CCMC464:

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Fusion Challenge – 4th of July jars

The Fusion challenge gives options each week, and this week the photo inspiration was red, white, and blue mason jars holding flowers.  I took that inspiration and made a Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, and Whisper White card without making it strictly a 4th of July card.  I made it another checkerboard card using 1.25 inch squares of Cherry Cobbler DSP, and Cherry Cobbler cardstock embossed with the Brick embossing folder (I just wanted a subtle embossing) all on a Whisper White background with a Night of Navy base.  I punched a label for the sentiment, which is from All Things Thanks and is now my most favorite font (and would buy anything made with it from here on out.)  I had to use the Night of Navy marker to color just the word thanks.  I had also punched two Night of Navy labels to use as a mat for the sentiment.  Added the Whisper White bakers twine, and put everything together with the mini-dimensionals.

Here’s my card:

Fusion 4th jars

Here’s the Fusion Challenge banner:

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Paper Players 350

This card  slowly evolved into something adorable using the A Little Wild bundle.  I knew I wanted to use that set for this challenge, and all the rest of the pieces slowly came together.   The DSP is from the Color Theory DSP paper stack (I’m going to have to order another stack of that paper!) and the colors for the card are Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.  I LOVE the new mini-Dimensionals and used them in two places on this card.  They just gave a bit of a pop to the bear, and I cut a couple in half to be able to use them to pop the bees.  Have to say, those bees are tiny and easy to “lose” on a craft table.  Not that that happened to me, of course.  The regular dimensionals were used to pop the Stitched Shapes square.  The ribbon is the retired Crushed Curry chevron ribbon.   The base of the card needed a little something-something, so I used the Dots embossing folder.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the Paper Players 350 sketch:

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Color Throw Down #449

This was my first time playing along with this challenge, and it took two tries to get one with which I was happy enough to post.  The challenge was to use any shade of green, orange, and brown, which sounds like a fall color combo.  My first card was definitely a fall card, my second try was the same layout with a softer brown in Soft Suede, a White White focal panel instead of Very Vanilla, and a change up from the Tangelo Twist embossed base to Pear Pizazz.   The whole feel of the card changed drastically.   Same basic colors, totally different results.  This Tranquil Tulips hostess set is a must have and the Label Me Pretty bundle is fabulous!

Here’s my happy card:

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Here’s the inspiration sketch from ctd449:

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CAS(E) this sketch, #227

I just love it when a card comes together in a snap!  Last night I stamped a bunch of piggies knowing sooner or later I would use them.  Today was the day for this adorable Hogs and Kisses pig for CTS #227.  The stamp set is adorable and so much fun to color!  The Color Theory DSP stack is quickly becoming one of my favorite set of papers, and the Old Olive papers just went with this stamp.  I used Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo markers to color the pig, and an Old Olive marker to color the grass.  Cut out the pig and the Old Olive border with the Stitched Shapes die set, added some Dimensionals and Whisper White bakers twine and I was done.  Easy!

Here’s my card:

CTS#227

Here’s the challenge sketch:

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Global Design Project, 093

#GDP093.  I saw the color challenge this morning and my first thought was Pool Party with Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst??  The last two are part of the 2017-2019 In Colors so I knew they would definitely work together, but Pool Party as the third color made me think.  I started flipping through paper and found the Pool Party DSP, then added the Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst cardstock.  I cut out the swirl (from Swirly Bird die set), threaded some ribbon through it and added the sentiment.  I once again had to use a (Berry Burst) marker to ink just the thanks and not the rest of the for joining us part of the stamp.  Guess what ~~ the 3 colors worked!

Here’s my card:

GDP093

Here’s the challenge link:

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One card, two challenges

Have to love when this happens!  I has a mental image (kind of) for what I was going to do for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge 003 because I chose the top left to bottom right diagonal: blue, twine, rectangle.  Then, a fellow InKing Royalty demonstrator posted her card for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 249, and my mental image and this challenge went hand-in-hand.  One card, two challenges =  winner!

Here’s my card:

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#tictactoechallenge, #tttc003 diagonal was blue (check), rectangle (check for the Daisy Delight DSP, and when I decided to use the Brick embossing folder I added another check), and twine (check).  Can’t find the twine?  Look closely at the center of the flower and you will see the twine.  I wanted to keep the card clean while meeting the challenge requirements and I can’t seem to get the hang of the random circles of twine behind card elements.  Enter the twine on the center.  I love the font on this “thanks” greeting, but didn’t want anything else from the stamp.  To solve that problem, I used the Night of Navy marker and colored just the part I wanted.  Worked like a charm!

Here’s the challenge board for the #tttc003:

Here’s the sketch for PCC249:

See what I mean about matching up perfectly?

Supplies used:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight cardstock, Daisy Delight DSP, Daisy Punch, Brick embossing folder, SU Whisper White twine, Night of Navy ink pad and marker.

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