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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:

FabFri#116

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:

ctd#450

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:

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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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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FabFriday115

This card for Fab Friday came together rather quickly.  I knew I wanted to use the Pick a Pattern DSP, added the coordinating washi tape on the Whisper White base and added the cute little bird I punched from another piece of paper from the DSP.  Basic Black mats, sentiment pieces from the Dare to Dream hostess set and ta-da, card is done!

Here’s my card:

Dare to Dream_Pick a Pattern

Here’s the challenge sketch:

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Freshly Made Sketches/FMS293

While I made cards for 4 challenges today, I missed two of the deadlines between last night and this evening.  That’s ok, I now have cards with which I am happy and can’t wait to share.

Freshly Made Sketches 293 was one of challenges I can still enter, and I’m pleased to say that I will be giving this card to my daughter, who will be leaving home on Tuesday for 6 weeks of working in Alaska.  Heaven help me and I am praying for her safety, journeys, and adventures.

For this card, I had to make a mask to get the semi-circle, then use a dauber with Pool Party on a Whisper White base.  I then used the edge of the mask to outline the semi-circle in Lost Lagoon.  Sounds easy, right?  I had to scrap my first go and start over on the backside of the WW base.  That’s the reason cardstock has 2 sides though, right?  This fabulous stamp set is a hostess set titled .  Whisper White bakers twine finishes the card off.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the sketch that inspired the card:

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This Little Piggy…… GDP092

Guess who and what arrived from the man in the brown truck today!  This Little Piggy stamp set and the Pick a Pattern DSP.  Love. Love. Love.  I can finally make some of my own cards with this fabulous duo.  Which is exactly what I did tonight!

GDP092 is Case the Designer this week.  I think I got close, but definitely used the card as inspiration. I’ve got the ribbon, the enamel shapes, focal point is in the bottom right hand corner, and double layering mats on the focal point instead of the background.   Either way, it was so much fun coloring this adorable pig and making this card.  As always, the mats underneath the DSP are ugly with all my cutouts or punches, but no one sees them, so it’s all good.

This set is definitely a keeper and I am going to need some more of this fabulous DSP.  It definitely grew on me!

Here’s my card:

GDP092

Here’s the inspiration from #GDP092:

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Paisleys and Posies

I love paisleys, I mean really love paisleys!  However, this bundle sat unused on my shelf since it first came out.   I finally broke it out for the current #royalchallenge and am pretty pleased with the resulting background and little leaves from the die set.

The colors in this card make my heart happy; So Saffron and Fresh Fig.  I used the Happy Birthday die in Fresh Fig.  The little leaves were first stamped with Fresh Fig on the matching cardstock.  The So Saffron dots are from the Subtles collection.

Here’s my card:

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Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, 002, take 2

Same challenge, same style and DSP, for another card.  I needed a Father’s Day card, DH’s favorite color is yellow (Delightful Dijon is close enough, right?), and this is masculine.  Even though I had already made a card like this, the greeting on the Father’s Day card was all on one long stamp, which wouldn’t have worked.  I had to mask off part of the stamp and line up each word using my Hampton Art stamp positioner.    All of the banners were glued together using Tombow, and then I used (contraband) black bakers twine, and dimensionals to pop the whole banner up.  I’m pretty pleased with the result.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s the #tttc002 sketch:

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Tic-Tac-Toe challenge 002

Start to finish, 15 minute card.  Have to love when that happens.  I saw the tic-tac-toe board for this week’s challenge and immediately thought I’d use the newly retired Urban Underground DSP and embellishments for the masculine, grey,  embellishment diagonal.  Colors are Basic Grey, Basic Black, and Delightful Dijon.   I use the Stitched Shapes framelits so often they have been my go to framelits for keeping a clean look.

Here’s my card:

#tttc002

Here’s the #tttc002 board:

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Freshly Made Sketches # 292

I finally have finished a card I can post to FMS challenge!  I’ve tried for the past few challenges and always wind up with something too busy, but I kept it simple today.  Eastern Beauty greeting meets Delightful Daisy DSP in Calypso Coral.  This DSP is so versatile and fun to use. For the 3 square boxes I used the Stitched Shapes framelits, which are very quickly becoming my favorite go-to framelits.

Here’s my card:

FMS # 292

Here’s the sketch for FMS # 292:

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Paper Players # 348

When I first saw this color combo, I was a little concerned about making the Lemon Lime Twist work with the Daffodil Delight and Pool Party, but this is a great trio of colors.  I used the Eastern Beauty bundle for the stamps in the background.  I always love making my own paper, and these stamps and colors were soft and subtle, and works (at least for me).    Layering all the pieces from the framelits was fun!

Here’s my card:

PP#348

Here’s the color combo challenge:

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Freshly Made Sketches, #291

My DH’s boss’ 7 year old son has been in and out of the hospital with pneumonia and stomach issues for more than a week.  DH wanted to have a get well card for the son, so I did this.  FMS # 291’s sketch is shown below, but I turned it on it’s side for this card, mainly because the hug monster fit better with this orientation.  DSP is Cupcakes and Carousels.  In making this card, I found out that I need to get some options for get well sentiments and also some Bermuda Bay paper (fingers crossed on that purchase).

Here’s my card:

Hugs Monster, GWS

Here’s the FMS sketch:

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Fab Friday # 114

Fab Friday’s challenge was to use all 5 of the new In-Colors for 2017 – 2019.  It took a little bit of playing around, but I did it.   All 5 colors, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, and Powder Pink, are individually gorgeous, but getting them all in one card was truly a challenge.   The Crafting Together stamp set fit what I needed.  I haven’t gotten any of the In Colors ribbon or bakers twine yet, so I used the Tranquil Tide marker and colored some black & white bakers twine. Here’s my card:   final (5)

Here’s the challenge:

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Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, #001

Brand new challenge, and I love the flexibility of a tic-tac-toe board!  My choice was circle, free, and white.  I knew I wanted Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black because I am in love with that color combo, and remembered I already had this background paper stamped, and the rest fell into place.  Love the Eastern Palace stamp set and the Label Me Pretty bundle!   #tttc001final (4)

Here’s the sketch for the challenge:

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GDP090

Today’s Global Design Project challenge card is a fun one.  My upline, Brian King, also has a challenge for our SU group to use brand new products from the 2017-2018 catalog.  This card uses the new Daisy DSP, the daisy punch, and stamp set.  Fun!

Here’s my card:GDP070

And here’s the GDP090 sketch:

GDP090As you can see, I had my own spin on this sketch, but that just means that I get to do another card using the same inspiration!

Enjoy!

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GDP 069/Colour Challenge

GDP 069/Colour Challenge  GDP (Global Design Project) is a weekly challenge starting each Monday.  My upline, Brian King,  is one of the designers for this challenge, so it’s always fun to play along.  This week’s challenge was to use Basic Black, Old Olive, and Calypso Coral.  At first I thought it would be a bit difficult to work these colors in, but when I started playing around, it all fell into place, with inspiration from Mary Fish‘s checkerboard card.

I used Calypso Coral cardstock and some retired DSP for the squares and cut them out using the smallest square on the Simply Stitched framelits.   The punch on the front is new (!!) and coordinates with the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  I simply layered 3 of the punches by cutting the Old Olive and Calypso Coral in half to form the outlines.  I’m pretty pleased, but wish I could have had the patience to do a full checkerboard design instead of the open one.

Here’s my card:

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And here’s the challenge button: