Thursday, May 21, 2015

Butterflies and Lace for Friday Mashup

This week at The Friday Mashup Cynthia is our hostess and she'd like to see projects with butterflies and lace on them.

I thought for sure I had some lace left over from my cross stitching days but as I dug through my drawers I began to get worried. Finally, wayyyyyy down in the recesses of my thread drawer I found some blue lace that matched the Night of Navy DSP I had pulled out. It was a big bigger than I had wanted but I made it work.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the retired Framed Tulips TIEF and adhered it to a card base of Night of Navy. I used some retired Night of Navy DSP to cover up the bottom half of the card. I then adhered the lace across the card.

I used the Butterflies Thinlets to make 2 butterflies, one in Daffodil Delight and one in Night of Navy. They were popped up with dimensionals on the card.

Make sure and head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!

-Create a project using a "butterflies"
-Create a project "with lace on it". 
-or Mash it Up! and create a project using " butterflies and lace". 

Stamps: none
Paper: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Night of Navy DSP (retired)
Ink: none
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlets, Framed Tulips TIEF, Lace, dimensionals

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Patriotic Thoughts

As soon as I saw the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary I instantly thought of the set For Your Country. With the recent loss of the 6 US Marines in Nepal and Memorial Day coming up my mind is on the brave men and women of the US military. I know how lucky I am that my husband spent 20 years serving and came home safe to us every time. Many of our friends are still serving and now friends of my kids are in the military so this card will definitely find a good home.

I used Real Red DSP from Polka Dot Parade and some Pacific Point from retired Brights DSP to create the border on the side and then put a strip of retired Real Red ribbon down the edge. The panel of Whisper White was embossed with the Lucky Stars TIEF after I stamped the sentiment at the bottom in Pacific Point. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and then adhered to a Pacific Point Starburst circle. The image panel was then popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: For Your Country
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade, Pacific Point DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Lucky Stars TIEF, Starburst Framelits, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kinda Eclectic Celebration for Friday Mashup

This week at The Friday Mashup Breelin is our host and she wants us to make a card for a celebration, plus use the colors Night of Navy, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.

I pulled out the set Kinda Eclectic and used Night of Navy for the circle border, Crushed Curry for the sun and Bermuda Bay for the butterfly, which was also popped up with dimensionals. 

The card base is Night of Navy and I adhered a panel of Whisper White to it that had been embossed with the Polka Dot TIEF. I then created 2 banners from Crushed Curry and Night of Navy DSP and adhered that to the Whisper White piece. The image panel was then popped up with dimensionals over the banners.
For the celebration part I stamped the sentiment "Finally a day that really is all about you", which I forgot to take a picture of, ooops! I thought it was a nice sentiment that can be used for many celebrations, such as graduations or birthdays.

Make sure to head over to The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

  • Create a project using the colors Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay
  • Create a project with a Celebration theme
  • Mash it Up and create a Celebration project using the colors above

Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Really Good Greetings (inside sentiment)
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry DSP, Night of Navy DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Polka Dots TIEF, Big Shot, Elegant Butterfly Punch, dimensionals

You Made My Day

I had some time this afternoon to craft so I started looking through challenge blogs and found this great sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I wanted to make a card with a butterfly for my sister in law so this sketch was the perfect starting point.

The card base is Coastal Cabana and I used a strip of Best Year Ever DSP backed with some Calypso Coral card stock and ribbon. The Crushed Curry was a bit bright by itself against this DSP so I cut out the butterfly in both Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral. and the coral definitely helped tone it down against the paper. 

The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts and was stamped in Soft Suede. The card still lacked a little something for me so I did what I usually do when I feel that way, paper pierce the edges!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, Calypso Coral Ribbon, Paper Piercer, dimensionals

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Country Christmas for TTS

This week at 'Tis The Season we have a color challenge....Kraft, Cherry, Gray and Red. I knew I wanted to do a card using the Holiday Home set from SU and my wheels began to turn.

I stamped the 3 house images in Memento Tuxedo Black on Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray and Real Red. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out and then popped them up with dimensionals on the Crumb Cake card base. I took a strip of Basic Gray DSP, sponged the edges and then adhered that under the houses, kind of like a road. At this point I brought out some sentiments and asked my husband which one I should use. He looks at the card and says "what do the houses have to do with Christmas? DOH! I told him I wasn't done yet and to just humor me. I ended up going with this sentiment from the retired set Many Merry Messages. 

To finish off the card I stamped the Santa in his sleigh in basic gray going across the  sky and then I used my white gel pen to add falling snow. I then took the card back out to hubby and he goes "oh wow, that's an awesome Christmas scene". ROFL, men!

Make sure you head over to the 'Tis The Season blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with and then play along with us!

Stamps: Holiday Home (retired), Many More Messages (retired)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Basic Gray, Basic Gray DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Big Shot, Homemade Holiday Framelits, dimensionals, sponge

Sunday, May 10, 2015

You're a Great Catch Birthday!

I made time today to play along with the current SugarPea sketch challenge, as I have missed out on the last few ones!

I grabbed one of my favorite SugarPea sets, Great Catch and used Orchard Harvest DSP from SU (retired) to create my little scene. I love these papers, they have a great outdoor feel to them that went perfectly with this stamp! I added some Island Indigo and Cajun Craze Candy Dots to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out the SugarPea Designs blog!

I'm playing along with the Get This Party Started linky party at Paper Issues.

Stamps: Great Catch (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade(SU retired), Orchard Harvest DSP(SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Copics: Hat: YG03, YG25
Vest: E13, E15
Raccoon: N1, N3, N4, N7, C1, C3, C5
Fish: W2, W3, W4
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Cajun Craze and Island Indigo Candy Dots (SU), Big Shot, Square Lattice TIEF, dimensionals

Crisp Cantaloupe Daisies

I've wanted to play along with the Colour Me challenge blog for a while but never seemed to catch it before the deadline ended. Today I made time to play along with them before the challenge closed, wooohooo!

This week it's a monochromatic theme with the color Crisp Cantaloupe and any neutral of your choice so I used Whisper White. I grabbed one of my favorite retired sets, Upsy Daisy. I stamped the image in Crisp Cantaloupe on Whisper White and then adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. The card base is Crisp Cantaloupe and I paper pierced around the edges. I was going to use a white gel pen to connect the piercing for a faux stitched looked but decided against it. The banners were made using Crisp Cantaloupe DSP, which will be retiring shortly. The card is so soft and pretty in person, I love it!

My layout uses the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I love this sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, dimensionals