Sunday, July 24, 2016

It's Wedding Season!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is not for a challenge - it's one I made for my husband's cousin who got married yesterday! This was the third wedding we've been to this summer!

I took my cue from the colors used at the bridal shower last month. I've used wedding invitations for inspiration in the past, but the invitation for this wedding was - what can I say? - unique! The bride and groom are into online gaming, so the invite looked like an old style Nintendo game cartridge. There was no way I was coming up with something like that!

Funny thing is, the flourish from the thinlits used on the card kind of resembles the centerpieces that were on the tables at the reception. Who knew? :)

Congratulations and best wishes for a happy life, Ben and Dri!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


Supplies used:

Stamp set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Shimmery White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Cucumber Crush dotted lace trim (retired)
Tools: Flourish Thinlits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SUO#152 - Delight in Nature Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Two posts in one day may be a record for me! My earlier post had the card I'm sending out for July birthdays (a couple are belated wishes) but I realized last night that I missed one. The challenge at SU Only provided me an opportunity to create a special card for my cousin in New Jersey.

Here is today's (second!) card:

I purchased the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching framelits when they were in the Occasions catalog this past spring, but hadn't yet used them. This challenge provided the perfect opportunity. I also used colors that for some reason don't normally appeal to me and even "decorated" the inside.

I used the leaf border to trim the edge for a nice finish. The little flowers are there because I used the "Press'n Seal" method to create my layered look on the front and I ended up with a couple of exposed glue dots. So I covered them up with the small punched flowers!

I hope you like this card and I hope my cousin will too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Botanical Blooms, Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon cardstock
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Tools: Botanical Builder Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (retired), glue dots, SNAIL adhesive

CCMC#414 - Color Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.

I was a little surprised to see Tangelo Twist as one of the colors, since it was retired at the end of May, but I still have some cardstock in my stash, so I was able to pull it out to use for this challenge.

Here is my card:

I used the Tangelo Twist for the card base and added the Peekaboo Peach as the sunburst. The sunburst is stamped with Peekaboo Peach as well. The Cucumber Crush is added with the sentiment and the punched circle underneath. I used some Whisper White bakers twine and wove it around the center of the sunburst, then added a few rhinestones for some bling. This card is my July birthday card for Shannon West's #imbringingbirthdaysback movement. She posted this week on Facebook that she has already mailed out 1,000 cards so far this year and is now pushing for 2,000! My list isn't nearly that long (thank goodness!).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


Supplies used:
Sunburst Sayings stamp set - 140725
Tangelo Twist cardstock - retired
Peekaboo Peach cardstock - 141417
Cucumber Crush cardstock - 138335
Whisper White cardstock - 100730
Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin Pad - 138324
Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin Pad - 141398
1-1/4" Circle Punch - 119861
1-1/2" Circle Punch - 138299
Sunburst Thinlit - 140617
Big Shot - 143263
Magnetic Platform - 130658
Whisper White Bakers Twine - 124262
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Multipurpose Liquid Glue - 110755
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PPA#308 & CAS#181 - Combo Sketch and Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for two challenges - the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

And here is the card:

The sketch was the easy part, but combining these colors was a little bit of a challenge for me. I used Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the base and added a layer of Elegant Eggplant DSP from my stash of retired paper. The next layer is Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP that has been sponged with Soft Suede ink. I wrapped it with retired Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim and added the Whisper White oval and leaf and flower cut with the Flourish Thinlits.

Notice there is no sentiment on the front of the card. I was not sure what I was going to use it for, but it will be going in the mail tomorrow as a belated anniversary card for a high school friend. The sentiment has been stamped inside. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! 


Supplies used:
Flourishing Phrases stamp set - 141534
Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 140272
Regals DSP - retired patterns
Irresisibly Floral Specialty DSP - 141644
Whisper White Cardstock - 100730
Cucumber Crush Cardstock - 138335
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock - 105126
Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad - 126969
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad - 126978
Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim - retired
Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247
Flourish Thinlits - 141478
Big Shot - 143263
Precision Base Plate - 139684
Die Brush - 140603
Sponge Daubers - 133773
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
Multipurpose Liquid Glue - 110755