Thursday, February 28, 2013

Baby Colors for Friday Mashup

Happy Friday to everyone! I hope you're ready for the weekend, and what better way to start it then to play along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Liliana has a great mashup for us this week. She wants us to make a project for a baby/baby shower and to also use the colors So Saffron, Pool Party, Real Red and a neutral of your choice.

Baby cards are always so hard for me, I dont know why. Maybe its because I havent been around babies in a while and dont have any baby mojo LOL I tried my best though and honestly, who can go wrong using this adorable elephant from Henry Says.

1. Make a project for a "Baby Shower or a Baby".
2. Or Make a project using the Colors "Pool Party, Real Red, So Saffron & a Neutral".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for a "Baby/Shower using the Colors listed above".

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Henry Says, Beyond Plaid
Paper: Pool Party, So Saffron, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, So Saffron, Real Red, Black StazOn
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EF, So Saffron ribbon(retired), dimensionals

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Friend is one of the Nicest Things

This card is the last card made for the "thank you" order I received. The gal is giving the cards to people who have been there for her and so I thought this sentiment from The Nicest Things would be perfect to use.

I also stayed with the same colors as the last previous cards, here and here. On this one I made the Island Indigo the main color and the others accents, and also threw in some Pumpkin Pie. The sketch is this weeks Friday Mashup challenge!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: sentiment from The Nicest Things
Paper: Old Olive, Island Indigo, Naturals White, Rich Razzleberry DSP, Old Olive DSP, Early Espresso DSP, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Nestabilities Circles, CB Swiss Dots EF, Old Olive ribbon, dimensionals

Just for You Paper Players....

I had another request for a thank you card and the sketch at the Paper Players gave me some great inspiration! Another great layout and a wonderful way to use the Perfectly Preserved set!

Since this card is going along with the last thank you card I made I tried to keep the colors similar, and just changed it up a bit by adding some Rich Razzleberry. I thought the Old Olive looked a little plain so I used the color spritzer and covered it with some Old Olive splatters and then used a white gel pen to add some faux stitching around the edges. The jar, pear and sentiment are all popped up with dimensionals.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits Cannery Set, White Gel Pen, dimensionals

Friday, February 22, 2013

Earthy Thank You with FMS

I was recently asked to make a "thank you card with earthy colors" and this weeks Freshly Made Sketch provided some great inspiration for it. Love the layout!

I just love this Lucky Limeade color, and this DSP is right up my alley. Plus the Island Indigo? Another favorite color of mine, so pretty!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Friendship Preserves
Paper: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits Window Frames, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Early Espresso Brads, sponge, elephant....and sketch

It's a bit after 2:30am, I recently arrived home from work and now I'm on Blogger. You know what that means right? If you guessed its Friday Mashup time then you guessed right!

Amanda is bringing us the challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us, plus she wants us to incorporate bunnies into our project. I wasn't able to mash it up this week....I don't celebrate Easter and own zero bunny stamps so I used a very cute elephant instead, from the set Henry Says, from the spring catalog. Isn't he just adorable?

Head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see the projects from the rest of the DT!

  1. Make a project "using the Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project with "Bunnies".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Sketch featuring Bunnies".

(I'll get the supply list up later Friday, when I'm more awake!)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sketchy Elegant Christmas

Today's card combines my 2 favorite Christmas challenge blogs, Jingle Belles and Merry Monday.

The sketch is this weeks challenge over at Jingle Belles and is brought to us by guest star Brenda Barton. The Merry Monday challenge is to create an elegant Christmas card.

I'm not going to lie, both of these challenges were a bit hard for me. I just couldn't seem to decide on how I wanted to go forward with the sketch. I ended up choosing a tree image from one of my favorite sets, Evergreen. The tree is made up of the lyrics to the song Silent Night so I chose to leave off the sentiment area that's show in the sketch. I also used silver stretch cord in place of the strip that goes down the left side.

I especially found the elegant part difficult, as the definition of elegant can be quite subjective and dependent on who you are talking with. For me I often see elegant as something simple, not overwhelming, and with silver or gold involved. I included the silver star and silver cording but didn't want to overdo it with silver either.

I don't know if I'm really happy with this daughter said its definitely a "Lisa card", so she sees something of my style in it, but I don't know...I may have to give it another go with both of these challenges.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Evergreen
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Confetti White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Silver Metallic
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EF, SU Snow Burst EF,Coluzzle,  Silver Stretch Cord, sponge

Friday, February 15, 2013

Markers and Texture

Todays Friday Mashup is brought to us by Tara and she wants us to break out our markers and add some texture to our cards while we're at it!

I love my markers, I think I use them more than anything else. My friends that have been stamping with me for a while love to laugh at me because I LOVE detailed stamps that require coloring, especially Christmas ones. It's usually not a "Lisa card" unless its got coloring and I did color the stamped image for todays card, but its not a detailed image. I used the adorable whale from the 'Oh, Whale' set from the spring mini and I even broke out a color I honestly cant stand...Summer Starfruit! I wanted some contrast between the Pool Party and Island Indigo and thought the Starfruit was a good color for that.

My texture is a bit more subtle....I used the Cloudy Day embossing folder(also in the Spring mini) for the sky. Such a cute embossing folder, I am definitely going to have to break it out more often.

My sketch is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches. I havent been able to play along with them for a few weeks so I was glad to be able to join in again!

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup and check out all the great cards from the rest of the design team, and then play along with us!

  1. Make a project "using your Markers (thumping,Color Spritzing,Coloring etc.)".
  2. Or Make a project with "Texture".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with "Texture using your Markers".

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Oh, Whale!
Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day EF, Happy Whale Clearlits Die, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Nestabilities Circles, Bitty Banners Framelits, sponge, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jingle Belles H20

I was coming down to the wire on this challenge but I did it, LOL! The challenge over at Jingle Belles was to create a card showcasing icicles, snow, frozen ponds....any type of water related image.

I dove deep into my Christmas stamps and pulled out an old set from Stampin Up. It's part of my crafting resolution this year, to use ALL of my Christmas stamps at least once this year. I thought this image of kids skating on a pond would be perfect for this challenge! I adding some Dazzling Diamonds to look like snow or ice reflecting.

The DSP has snowflakes and the panel behind the image is embossed with snowflakes, so that also fits into the challenge criteria :)

I also used up the last of my hoard of the retired color Sage Shadow for this, booo! I always loved this color. Also, the ribbon is Mellow Moss and is not as bright as it looks in the photo, its much more muted in person.

 Inside sentiment:
Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Chill of Winter, Winter Memories(outside sentiment), More Merry Messages(inside sentiment):
Paper: Sage Shadow(retired), Naturals White, Wintergreen(retired) DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits Labels, Cuttlebug Snowflakes EF, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Mellow Moss Ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, February 11, 2013

Merry Monday, Current and Catch-Up

Last week was a bad week around my house...we lost our sweet cat Nimitz, who we had for 16 yrs, work was insane and Mother Nature was driving me crazy so I didn't do much stamping, I just wasn't in the creative mood. I did want to play along with last weeks Merry Monday challenge and started it on Saturday but didn't get it done in time to link up so that's the first card I'm posting. I haven't missed a Merry Monday challenge yet this yr and didn't want to start!

It was a color challenge and we were to use the colors Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist and Basic Gray. The Pumpkin Pie is layered under the main image panel, plus was also used for the snowman's nose. Basic Gray was used on the snowman's hat and for the panel under the Pumpkin Pie layer. Marina Mist is obviously the main card stock and I paper pieced Marina Mist DSP for the letters in the image. The main image panel is popped up with dimensionals. 

Snowflakes from Wonderful Winterland were used on the background and I dotted Dazzling Details on those. I also used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the snowman's hat.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Big On Christmas, Wonderful Winterland
Paper: Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Naturals White, Marina Mist DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, sponge, dimensionals

For this weeks current challenge its a sketch challenge. I'm not big fan of square cards since most of my cards get mailed to the lower 48, so I switched to a regular A2 size but other than that the sketch is all intact!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes, More Merry Messages(inside sentiment)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst EF, Framelits Labels, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Time Keeps on Slippin', Slippin', Slippin'....

Into the Friday Mashup.....Okay, I changed the lyrics there a bit but its all good! (any Steve Miller Band fans have that song stuck in their heads now? hehehehe). Today's Friday Mashup is brought to us by Erica and it's all about time, something I think most of us wish we had more of! The second part of the mashup is to use the color black.

Once again my DT members are making me think hard and go outside the box, and that's a good thing! The time part had me stumped and so I dug into my stash and combined a bit of old with some current. I used an old retired set called Party Punch for the clock background, and the sentiment is from a current set called Word Play. I thought the clock image and the sentiment worked well together. I used Whisper White as an accent against the Basic Black and kept everything pretty simple, throwing in some embossing for texture and that's about it. I like the simple elegance of the card.

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see the rest of the DT projects, these ladies are so talented, I love them!

1. Make a project with a "Time Theme".
2. Or Make a project using the "Color Black".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with a " Time theme using the color Black".

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Party Punch, Word Play
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Craft White, Black StazOn
Accessories: Cuttlebug, CB Swiss Dots EF, CB Seeing Spots EF, Framelits Labels, White Gel Pen, sponge, dimensionals

Friday, February 1, 2013

Spring Colors Sentiment for Friday Mashup

This week I've got The Friday Mashup challenge for everyone......

Many of us are dealing with cold temperatures and snow and while I live for that type of weather I know many people are counting down the days until spring (like my husband). I thought I'd help some of you out by giving this challenge some pretty spring colors to get you thinking of warm days and flowers blooming in the yard...and in the meantime you can send all the cold and snow to me ;) LOL

I also want to see some original sentiments. That's right, no stamps, rub ons, chipboard, etc. Make your OWN sentiment! How do you do this? Free hand it and write your own, create your own ORIGINAL sentiment on the computer and print it out, you can take die cut letters and arrange them for your sentiment....just as long as it's an original sentiment that you the crafter came up with! My card is for a friend of mine battling breast cancer, so I wrote the sentiment myself on an Itty Bitty Banner that I cut out. I don't have the best handwriting but my friend isn't going to care about that!

  1. Make a project with the colors "Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive".
  2. Or Make a project "Creating your own Sentiment (No Stamps, Stickers, Chipboard etc.).
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project "With your own Sentiment using the Colors above".

Supplies (all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Naturals White
Ink: Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight, Black StazOn
Accessories: Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Paper Piercer, Scallop Edge Border Punch