Monday, September 24, 2012

Halloween Wishes

Happy Monday, my stamping friends! It's time for The Pink Elephant Challenge 167: Chevron/Hexagon. Since I'm a little behind on the hexagon hype, I turned to my trusty Chevron Embossing Folder to add a little textured flag with the sentiment. AND...did you notice that sweet little Peek (from the Peek & Boo Puddlejumper) image designed by our very own Lori Boyd of Lori Boyd Designs? Lori has a bundle special going on over at LBD that you must check peek and you'll be hooked:)
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #150 worked great for my sweet little ghosty girl image:)
The Retrosketches #30 was a must-do for this having the big main panel on the front to work with:) The Ribbon Reel has a fun challenge, too...Chevrons with Pastels.
Since I'm not as advanced with Copics as many of my stamping co-parts, this adorable little Peek image was just right for my amateur abilities with a touch of color here and a touch of color there:)
Thanks for stopping by the stage today:) Have a wonderful week!
Stamps: Peek & Boo, Halloween Sentiments Digital Images (LBD) Ink: Copics Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White CS, assorted DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Square Punch (SU), baker's twine & button (PTI), sewing machine
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Friend

It's hard to believe that September is on it's way out...though, I must admit it has been a tough month in many ways and I'm looking forward to a more positive October:) I couldn't let September end without trying my hand at Jen's amazing Sketch for You to Try over at her blog, I Heart to Stamp.
I paired the sketch up with some yummy colors from the ColourQ Challenge 155, using Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive, So Saffron, and White. The Friends of Speedy Challenge over at Mark's Finest Papers is hosting a Bingo Challenge this week, too:)
I'm simply in love with the fishtail flags and have been using them on my cards a TON lately. Well, instead of having to cut them by hand, I finally caved and ordered some dies from My Favorite Things....CAN'T wait to get them:)
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Head back here tomorrow for The Pink Elephant Challenge:)
Stamps: My Friend (SU) Ink: Old Olive (SU) Paper: Pale Plum, Whisper White CS, assorted DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot, Layered Labels dies, embossing folder, square and flower punch, rhinestones (SU), button (PTI), sewing machine, twine
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Monochromatic & Masculine

Happy Monday and happy TPE day! It's time for another challenge over at The Pink Elephant. This week, you are challenged to create a monochromatic project for TPE 166.
For my monochromatic and masculine-themed card, I used very vanilla, chocolate chip, soft suede, crumb cake and other neutral brown tones. Since the Retrosketches #29 looked so awesome, I tried to make my card fit for that challenge. Friends of Speedy over at Mark's Finest Papers has a fun Bingo Challenge, too!
The Crazy 4 Challenges 154 is offering a prize this week for their "Anything Goes with a Fall Twist," and anything goes, as usual over at the 52 Card Pickup.
Thanks for stopping by the stage. Have a wonderful week:)

Stamps: Daring Adventure (SU( Ink: Crumb Cake, River Rock, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip (SU) Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla CS, Naturals DSP Other: Big Shot, little leaves and layered labels dies (SU), Baker's Twine & Buttons (PTI)
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Celebrate Today

Good morning! Hoping this finds you all rested and ready to tackle a new week:) It's time for another challenge at The Pink Elephant! This week, we challenge you to create an wedding/anniversary-themed project for TPE 165.
My anniversary card was inspired by the color palette, PDCC 148, over at The Play Date Cafe, using navy, stone, and peach.
The Retrosketches #28 worked well for the layout of my card.
The Friday Mashup #75 asked for a little sewing...check...and I stumbled on a new-to-me challenge, Young Crafters Unite Challenge 13: Hot Trends. I'm not sure if I'm eligible for the "young" part, but I love using layered flags on my cards, which I consider a "hot trend." I'm on the lookout from some hexagon dies, though, so if you have any you would recommend, let me know:)
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Hope to see you over at The Pink Elephant for this week's challenge:)

Stamps: Layered Labels (SU), sentiment (PTI) Ink: Basic Gray Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White CS, assorted DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot, Labels die, Designer buttons neutral, Peach Parfait polytwill ribbon, square punch, rhinestones (SU), Copics,white twine, sewing machine Pin It

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wonderful Friend

True friends don't come around very often in our life, so why not join me this week to celebrate the ones that we are blessed to have? To celebrate friendship this week, I made this card for one of my close friends...a friend that I can share the good times and the bad times with.
I was inspired by this inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...the colors are so pretty, I think, and perfect for a girly/friend card! I kinda case'd one of my own cards, too, for this one...the Heartfelt card I made last week.
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Have a glorious weekend:)

Stamps: sentiment (PTI), Lovely Labels (SU) Ink: Brown (Momento) Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White CS, assorted DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot, Labels die, Doily die, jumbo button, square punch, seam binding (SU), Baker's Twine (PTI), Copics, sewing machine Pin It

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Love & Chocolate

Is it Friday yet? Oh yeah, tomorrow is...thank goodness! To celebrate the end of hectic week, I thought this sentiment was appropriate! Bring on the CHOCOLATE:) I was inspired by two fabulous challenges for this card...the MOJO sketch the flags and embellishments on this one!
I was also inspired by Arielle's gorgeous color combination, ColourQ Challenge #153.
The colors and sketch worked so well together! And...don't you just love it when you find a Designer Paper with all the needed colors for a project!? The Attic Boutique was just right for this color combination and all the fun layers I could use.
Thanks for stopping by the stage!
Stamps: Love's Flower (Verve) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Pool Party (SU) Paper: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Very Vanilla CS, Attic Boutique DSP (SU) Other: Buttons (PTI), Baker's Twine (SU), edge punch (EK Success), Big Shot, Labels die, square punch (SU), sewing machine Pin It

Monday, September 3, 2012


Good morning and happy Monday! It's time for a fun challenge over at The Pink Elephant, TPE 164: Use Pattern Paper.
My card was also inspired by The Shabby Tea Room #129: Summer Cottage, with this gorgeous photo inspiration! The colors I used were Regal Rose, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake & the pop of pink...a great chance to use some of my paper stash!
The sketch, RS#27, over at Retro Sketches was a goodie this week, too! This awesome sketch allowed me to use those fun flags and label die cut, along with some ribbon, button, and stick pins.
I also submitted this card to a new challenge, Simple Salutations: Anything Goes over at MFP Speedy Tv. Check it out! Thanks for stopping by the stage!

All Stampin' Up! Stamps: Word Play, Elements of Style Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White CS, assorted DSP Other: Big Shot, Labels die, square punch, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Jumbo Button, twine, stick pins (non-SU), sewing machine (non-SU) Pin It

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thanks So Much

Hurricane Isaac moved it's way to central Illinois and it has rained and rained and rained for almost 24 hours...a rainy day is a perfect day to get crafty! The ColourQ Challenge #152 using Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, and White was my color inspiration for the card.
The Deconstructed Sketch #67 worked well with with the colors to create a thank you card.
My card features lots of layers, stitching and collage stamping. By the way, it was the first time I used the new and improved foam ink pads that Stampin' Up!! Love them...such better coverage! I also submitted this card to the Sketch with a Twist Challenge at MFP Speedy TV.
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Hope you're staying dry this weekend:)
All supplies are Stampin' Up! Stamps: Established Elegance Ink: Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Gumball Green CS, assorted DSP Other: Big Shot, dies, buttons, linen thread, ribbon, sewing machine (non-SU)
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