Monday, May 25, 2015

Rainbow Smooshing

Today I am combining the City Crafter Card Challenge with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  The result is this rainbow smooshed card.  I just love the blend of beautiful rainbow colors and wanted to keep the focus on that, so I kept things simple with a black die cut sentiment and black border.

Here are the links to the challenges:


City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 262 ~ Inky-nes"S"
Hello everyone!
I'm hosting this week's challenge for you and the theme is
We want you to get a little messy and create a project that features 
One or more of the following techniques


Blog Hop Inspiration

More pics of my card:

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  Have a wonderful week! 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

City Crafter Challege - Focus on Flowers

This week at City Crafter the challenge is to focus on flowers.  Well, the sunny is shining and the birds are chirpping and the flowers are blooming, so along with this inspiration photo, I've got plenty of ideas for creating something special.

I like the green, white, and gold in this photo and I absolutely loved the guest designer, Jenelle's card, but I really wanted to work with some different color combinations that I hadn't used before.  I haven't done any "smooshing" in a while and felt I could create a pretty background using that technique.  I decided on a mix of inks by Papertrey Ink in Lavender Moon and Berry Sorbet and a Momentos ink called Dandelion.  The background turned out beautifully!  I then stamped my sentiment using versa-mark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next, I die cut and stamped some PTI Bitty Bouquets using the same ink colors and PTI spring moss for the stems and leaves.  I wanted the flowers to pop out, so I adhered them with some foam tape.  This is the finished product.

AAA Cards CAS Challenge #39

Today I created a card for a challenge over at aaacards.blogspot.com.  In celebration of their first birthday, the challenge is to create a birthday card.  The photo inspiration is this sweet, pink cupcake,
which where the idea for my card began.  My youngest daughter will be turning three years old in a couple of weeks, so I figured I would go ahead a make a card for her.  I found this super cute 3-dimensional cupcake sticker and began building my card around it.  I grabbed some confetti paper because nothing says, "Happy Birthday" like confetti!  Am I right?  I used a combination of aqua and bright pink paper along with some scalloped circles and borders and stamped a sweet sentiment to create a cheerful card appropriate for a little girl.

Papertrey Ink cardstock in aqua mist and raspberry fizz
PTI ink in raspberry fizz
PTI confetti print paper from Shakers & Sprinkles 
Make It Market Kit
       PTI stamped sentiment from Summer Sweetness
         Glittered chevron paper from Hobby Lobby   
Scalloped Punchers
Sizzix border die
Jolee's boutique cupcake sticker

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Yellow & Gray CAS(E) Card

Hello out there to all my card crafting friends!  I am stepping out of my comfort zone today and trying something new.  I am attempting to combine the two challenges below to create one card.  

I took this sketch from CAS(E) this sketch!  And  I used colors from the FUSION card challenge. This was the result.

My Supplies:
Cardstock and patterned paper from Hobby Lobby
Bowls of Sunshine stamps and dies by Papertrey Ink
Keep it Simple frame die by Papertrey Ink
Mementos Ink in Dandelion and London Fog
Enamel Dots from Michael's

City Crafter Challenge #260 - Mood Board

Take a look at this inspirational mood board posted by City Crafter Card Challenge this week.  Isn't is beautiful!  The first thing I noticed was all of the gorgeous colors:  aqua, blues, greens, and neutral browns, tans, and creamy whites!  The photo's title, "Vintage Spring" definitely speaks to me with its rustic photo frames, antique bicycle and suitcases, and the doily bedspread.

You can find all the details about this challenge by clicking on this link -  http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/2015/05/city-crafter-challenge-blog-week-260.html.

With a photo so packed full of inspiration, I had a bit of trouble narrowing down what I was going to put on my card.  When I try to go overbord, it usually flops.  So, after several days with no success, I decided to K.I.S.S. it.  Keep it sweet and simple that is!  I drew inspiration mainly from the colors and added my doily butterflies as a special little touch.  I'm pretty pleased with the result and I hope you like it.  Thank you for stopping by to have a look at my card.

PTI Make it Monday #211 - Using Gelatos with Stamps

For this week's challenge, Melissa Phillips demonstrates a quick and simple technique using Gelatos to add depth and a warm, beautiful glow to your paper projects.  Click this link to watch the video.

I decided to follow Melissa's lead and create a tag.  I choose the fancy bookmark die; it's one of my favorites.  I just love the little stitching details and the shape of this die.  I stamped the upper portion of the tag using Hawaiian Shores ink.  Then, I took out my Bitty Bouquets stamps and used a variety of colors (Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Spring Rain, Hibiscus Burst, & Summer Sunrise) to stamp the flowers.  Next, I used my set of tropical Gelatos to highlight the flowers and leaves.  I cut and stamped small flags and stamped them with sentiments from Happy Days.  Finally, I added the aqua mist button and some ribbon and twine.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.  Hope you have a blessed week and Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

PTI Make It Monday #210: Using Vellum to Soften Patterns

This week at PTI, Lizzie Jones shows us a quick and easy technique using vellum to soften bold background patterns.  You can see of the details in her video by clicking on the link below.
Aren't these cute?  I just love the hugs one in the middle.

MIM 210 Vellum Card Trio 2

After a quick scan of my stamp collection, I decided to use Ruby Reprise and stamped my background using Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, and Limeade Ice as well at Mementos Tangelo inks.  Next, I cut my frame fro Limeade Ice using the Shakers and Sprinkles rectangle die.  I used the same die to cut the stripped vellum.  The thanks sentiment was cut out of black cardstock using the new Enclosed:  Apple die.  I just trimmed the word thanks from the inside of the apple.  Everything came together rather quickly and I add orange enamel dot stickers to the corners of my frame as a finishing touch.  All in all, this was a fun challenge and I am going to try adding vellum to more of my projects in the future.