Friday, July 31, 2015

Casual Thinking of You Card

Happy Friday! It continues to be really hot and humid here in Oklahoma and that gives me a good reason to stay inside. There were three days this week that I didn't even leave my house. I did run a few errands this morning before it got too hot but it got hot really quickly. I'm definitely looking forward to Fall!!!

Okay, enough of my complaining about our weather. Here is a Casual Thinking of You Card I made for my brother-in-law who had an outpatient procedure this week. The colours are from the Just Add Ink Challenge to use: Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake. I used the Bohemian Borders stamp set, Sassy Salutations stamp set, Bohemian dsp, white embossing powder and Bermuda Bay twine. That's it!

All supplies for this card are by Stampin' Up!. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Handmade Card with Die D-Lites

This week the Mod Squad Challenge is Anything Goes PLUS a DIE. There are so many beautiful die cuts on the market these days, it makes it hard to choose. My stash had many butterfly die cuts and layering pieces but nothing fancy and decorative. So, I decided to make a couple of additions. This Handmade Card with Die D-Lites was made using two Spellbinders Die D-Lites cut with the Big Shot. The navy fancy accent was made with the Flourish Trim and the white flower is from the Asters and Poppies set.

The colour scheme for this card is from the Colour Me Challenge. This week there is two different choices and I went with: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Whisper White (Team Haley). I tried all my Calypso Coral patterned paper options but I didn't like any of them with the navy flourish trim. So, I used the Watercolor Wash stamp by Stampin' Up! for the background. I like the mix of fancy and modern. What do you think?

To complete the card I used a strip of Night of Navy retired patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Watercolor Wishes Kit. The last detail was adding the silver sequins. This card is also being entered into the Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blooming Birthday Card

Good day my crafty friends! I have a quick post to share this Blooming Birthday Card made for the Color Throwdown (CTD353) Challenge. It's amazing that they picked my favorite colors: Purple, Green and Yellow. I love these colors together! The design team did a fabulous job with their inspiration and I'm completely in love with Tammy Hershberger's Card, click here to visit her blog. You can definitely tell my design was inspired by her card.

To create this Blooming Birthday Card I started with watercolor paper and used Purple Twilight Adirondack Alcohol Ink by Tim Holtz. For the lighter purple I diluted several drops of ink into a small portion of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and used a paint brush over the top of a Happy Patterns Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!. The mask is part of an assortment of four patterns. Then I used the ink full strength to brush on the darker shade. I wasn't going for perfection and I wanted a messy watercolored look, so the running was fine with me. Then the flower from the Flower Patch stamp set was stamped twice, once using Crushed Curry and once with Daffodil Delight. I fussy cut the center of the Daffodil Delight flower and adhered it to the center of the Crushed Curry flower to give it a little more interest. ( I may have to break down and get bifocal glasses this year. The fussy cutting and small details are getting harder to see! Ugh!!!) The leaves were die cut using Gumball Green cardstock and the sentiment was stamped using Gumball Green ink. The final touches were the silver brad in the middle of the flower and the three silver sequins for some sparkle. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Beach Turtle Card

Hello! It's Tuesday again and time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week the theme is Something beginning with the letter T. This was the perfect challenge to use a turtle image by Bugaboo and of course it needed to be accented with some twine. I decided to make my card for a younger guy and use bright summery colors. To create this card I used the sketch from Stella Says Sketch (#311) at the Catch The Bug Challenge. The image was colored with Copic markers and I paper pieced the umbrella to give it a subtle pattern. All patterned papers are by Echo Park from the I Love Sunshine Collection. The sentiment was created on the computer and punched with a 1" circle punch then matted with a 1 1/4" circle punch. That's it!

There are lots of crafty possibilities using the letter T and I can't wait to see what you create. Click here for more inspiration from the design team and we hope you will play along. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

My Beach Turtle Card is entered into the following challenges:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Panda Flower Birthday Card

Happy Monday! This weekend I didn't do much crafting. I spent time with the hubby and we enjoyed just relaxing around the house. However, the Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD352) was still on my mind this morning so I sat down and created this Panda Flower Birthday Card.

The layout comes from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge. All papers for this card are from Stampin' Up! The bow is recycled from a cat toy that ended up not being safe for our kitty crew and the panda and sentiment stamps are by Crafter's Companion. The image was colored with Copic Markers and below the image panel are three bitty punched flowers accented with candy dots in the center. I really like these colors together and the sketch was just what I needed to get motivated. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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My furry helper found a comfortable spot to take it easy under my craft desk. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coral Butterfly Card

Thanks for stopping by my crafty blog to check out my Coral Butterfly Card! This card was inspired by several challenges listed here:
Choosing my favorite new stamps wasn't easy but I did it! The stamp sets include:
  • Watercolor Wash
  • Butterfly Basics
  • Watercolor Wings
All supplies on this card are by Stampin' Up! The colors include: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. The lace ribbon in Mint Macaroon blends nicely into the soft sky background and helps provide a little texture. I used the stamp off method often to soften the ink colors. That's it! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Cute Snowman Card

Hello crafty friends! There are still plenty of Christmas in July challenges online right now, so I decided to make another Christmas card. This Cute Snowman Card features a digital image by From the Heart Stamps called For the Birds. I just love the little birds perched on the snowman's arms. The image was colored with Copic markers and some Stickles added below the snowman. To accent the snowman's hat I used some white Tulip puffy paint. The layout if from this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday and all patterned papers are from the 25th and Pine paper stack by Basic Grey. To cut the snowflakes I used a Cricut machine with the Christmas Noel Cartridge. Behind the snowman image is a strip of silver glitter tape by Recollections and that sums it up. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reindeer Peace and Joy Card

Did you know there are only 22 more Tuesdays until Christmas? It will be here before we know it, so this week at Cardz 4 Guyz the challenge theme is Christmas in July. Create a Christmas card for a guy and link it up to the challenge blog HERE.

To create this Reindeer Peace and Joy Card I used the following supplies:
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Island Indigo cardstock along with patterned paper from the retired Festival of Prints paper stack. 
  • Stamps: Reindeer image by BoBunny and sentiment from Good Greeting set by Stampin' Up!
  • Inks: VersaMark stamp pad, Early Espresso Emboss Powder, classic stampin' pads in Island Indigo and Bashful Blue.
  • Other Stuff: Heat gun, silver glitter tape by Recollections, snowflake sticker by K & Company and Island Indigo candy dot. 
We hope you will play along this week. To see additional Christmas inspiration from the design team please visit the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge blog. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Follow Your Dreams Card

Sometimes the ideas in my head just don't jive with my supplies, so I have to work with what I have. That was the case with this Follow Your Dreams Card. I love the color challenge at Color Throwdown and I wanted to incorporate a flower in my design but I couldn't get it to look right. So, I took the opportunity to use a new to me swirl die cut by Impression Obsession with silver glimmer paper instead. The background paper was from Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration called Irresistibly Yours and I sprayed it with black and pink Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Then I decided to sponge on some Lavender ink by Hero Arts and darken the edges with Black and Melon Mambo ink. The sentiment is by Hampton Art and was punched with a 2" circle punch and matted with a 2 3/8" scallop circle punch. To add some bling details I punched two bitty butterflies and added colored rhinestones along with a strip of silver sequin ribbon and three purple sequins. This card definitely has some sparkle! It may not be what I originally envisioned but I think it turned out okay. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

This Follow Your Dreams Card is entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Snowman Cocoa Christmas Card

Nothing like waiting until the final hours of a week long challenge to finish my cards, but I did it! I finished and with two hours to spare!!! They were not done in order but I entered a card for everyday of the Bugaboo Christmas in July Challenge. This Snowman Cocoa Christmas Card is for the photo inspiration challenge from Thursday. I didn't have any beach related holiday stamps, so I went with the sandy color and the snowman. The image used is called Snowman Cocoa and it was colored with Copic markers. I wish I would have heat embossed the sentiment because it smeared on the patterned paper even after I let it sit for a couple of minutes after stamping. At 3 am, I wasn't redoing it, so I decided it had a rustic look and went with it. Most of the patterned papers are retired by Stampin' Up! and I added three candy dots for detail. That's it! I'm done and going to bed. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Penguin Season's Greetings Card

Okay, my creativity starts to shut down around 2 am but I pressed on. Here is my entry for the Bugaboo Saturday jingle all the way challenge. I used the Little Penguin Winter - Reindeer image and colored it with my Copic markers. The snowflake patterned paper is by Recollections. I heat embossed the sentiment and added a strip of glitter tape along with three silver sequins for sparkle. That's it!

Turtle Christmas Card

Okay, another card is done. This Turtle Christmas Card is for the Bugaboo Tuesday Recipe Challenge. The recipe includes: 3 Embellishments, 2 Designer Papers and 1 Ribbon/Twine. The holly paper is by Doodlebug Designs and the Merry Christmas paper is from The Paper Studio. Using my Copic markers the Turtle - Christmas image was colored and then cut to fit the scalloped Spellbinder die cut. I added red twine from the Twinery and three silver sequins. That's it!

Now, the countdown is on! There are five hours left of the Bugaboo Christmas in July Challenge event and I have two more cards to complete. My break to cook dinner and watch a movie with the hubby set me back a few hours. It's a good thing I'm a night owl. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back soon.  

Friday, July 17, 2015

Penguin Duo Christmas Card

One of my favorite critters are penguins and I'm glad their images have become part of Christmas celebrations. They make really cute cards! To create this Penguin Duo Christmas Card, I've used a Bugaboo Digi Stamp called Duo Penguin Tree. The image was colored with my Copic markers and some Stickles were added for a little sparkle. I used Twine, Charm and Image to play along with Bugaboo's Friday Christmas challenge.  All patterned papers are by Basic Grey from the 25th and Pine collection. The green twine is from the Twinery and I added a star charm that I bought at Michael's. For a little bling, I added three rhinestones at the top. That's it! I'm going to try to participate in all the Bugaboo Christmas in July challenges but I'm still behind. Three more cards to go!

This Penguin Duo Christmas Card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Meowy Christmas Wishes Card

Hello! I've got a quick post to share this Meowy Christmas Wishes Card made for the Bugaboo Christmas color challenge. My original intent was to use a Bugaboo image but when I was digging through my patterned papers I found this Pretty Kitty image already printed, so I used it. The image reminds me of our youngest fur baby named Tazzy. Here he is sleeping in daddy's spot on the bed. He will wait for my husband to move and immediately steal the warm spot. I'm pretty sure he is daddy's boy!

All patterned papers on this card are random scraps from my stash and I printed the sentiment using the computer. The image came colored so this card came together pretty quickly. I tried to add some rhinestones, sequins, etc... to add more sparkle but I didn't like any of it. So, I kept it simple. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon. 

Baby's First Christmas Card

This week Bugaboo Digi Stamps is having a Christmas in July daily challenge event. Needless to say, I started late to the game. It started on Saturday and I just started playing along last night. I have some catching up to do! This Baby's First Christmas Card was made for the Sunday sketch challenge. My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby and it's due the middle of December. We don't know the gender of the baby yet, so I went with what I hope is gender neutral colors.

The image is called Christmas Rocking Horse and it was colored with a mix of Copic markers and Stampin' write markers. All patterned papers are from the Eskimo Kisses paper pad by Basic Grey. The date on the paper pad is 2009 so it's been hanging around for awhile. The sentiment was created on the computer using Georgia as the font. For a little sparkle I added three gold sequins but one really doesn't show up in the picture. It's on the lower left side of the holly paper. That's it! I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Snowman Peace and Joy Card

It's always fun to make Christmas cards in July! I appreciate the early head start because I tend to procrastinate and never make as many as I need. This Snowman Peace and Joy Card was made using this weeks sketch a Tuesday Morning Sketches. Using blue for Christmas is a nice cool color to work with in July. It's been super hot here in Oklahoma the last couple of days, the humidity is awful. That's probably why I chose a snowman and snowflakes, maybe a little mind over matter with some cool thoughts in my craft room.

The image by Bugaboo Digi Stamps is called Winter Birds - Snowman and I colored it with my Copic markers. The snowflake background paper is by Doodlebug Designs and the blue glitter polka dot paper is by Best Creation Inc. Using a Cricut machine and the Christmas Noel cartridge I cut the snowflake. Then I heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder. To pull in a little color I used a small Fiskars snowflake punch in the center and secured it with a tiny blue glitter brad. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings stamp set by Stampin' Up! and was stamped using Memento black ink. Three snowflake sequins with pale blue rhinestone centers were added to the image panel. I added some glossy accents to the snowman's hat and some Stickles to the snow. I'm a little disappointed the Stickles caused the printer ink to bleed but the photo makes it look worse than it does in person. That about sums it up! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Snowman Peace and Joy Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Masculine Emerging Color Card

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the start of a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week the theme is NO Patterned Paper. I knew immediately that meant I would make a card using the Emerging Color Technique it's a version of the Emboss Resist Technique. It's a fun and inky way to make a focal panel. If you want step-by-step directions I've included some photos with explanations below. To see my previous cards using this technique click here. One of the best parts about this technique is picking the colors you want to use. Colors can be bold, bright, subtle or neutral. You pick! You're only limited by your imagination and stamp pad selection.

We hope you will join us this week at Cardz 4 GuyzClick here for more inspiration from the design team.

This Masculine Emerging Color Card is entered into the following challenges:

Emerging Color Technique Directions: 

Step 1: Cut a white piece of cardstock in desired finished size.

Step 2: Select the ink colors to create your panel and randomly ink cardstock.

Step 3: After ink is dry use embossing buddy over entire panel. You will need VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder.

Step 4: Select stamp set and randomly stamp images using VersaMark ink. Apply embossing powder, shake off excess and heat set using heat gun.

Step 5: Select a dark shade of ink and using sponge apply ink to the entire area.

Step 6: Repeat inking process if needed. Lastly, use a paper towel to wipe excess ink off the embossed areas.

I hope the photos and instructions were helpful! Let me know if you give this technique a try. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Keep Your Faith Card

Keep your faith in all beautiful things:
 In love before it's realized, 
in the flower before the bloom.

This Keep Your Faith Card started with selecting a fantastic sketch and a lovely sentiment. The Mojo Monday sketch #406 was used for this card. The focal panel was perfect for the sentiment from the Garden Phrase stamp set by Rubbernecker. It was stamped in Soft Suede ink by Stampin' Up! All patterned paper on this card are by Bo Bunny from the Penny Emporium Collection. I used the Flower Shop stamp set by Stampin' Up! and stamped onto purple polka dot paper. The flower was punched using the Pansy Punch and then popped up with dimensionals. The Bird Builder Punch was used for the leaf accents. The final touch were a few purple rhinestones by Recollections. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Pretty Patterned Paper Card

Hooray for Friday!!! This afternoon my chore was washing laundry and the best part about this chore is the appliances do all the work. Once the bed sheets were in the washer I had a good hour to play in my craft room. I decided to make this Pretty Patterned Paper Card to play along with the SU-Only Challenge to use patterned paper. If you follow my blog then you may already know how much I love the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack. There isn't a bad pattern in the stack! I ended up using all scrap pieces on this card from my previous creations. Then I decided to use an encouragement sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set and highlight it with a butterfly. To create the butterfly I sponged Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then using one of the larger stamps from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with Pacific Point ink. The butterfly was the punched using the Elegant Butterfly punch and three small basic pearls were added. I hope you like the mix of these patterned papers. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Pretty Patterned Paper Card is entered into the following challenges:

Blog Candy Winner

I appreciate everyone who commented on my 700th Blog Post!!! As promised but a little later, the winner of my Stampin' Up! blog candy has been randomly selected..... the winner is Loly Borda-Towery. Thanks for following my blog and supporting my creative habit. I'll be in touch to get your mailing address. Wishing everyone a crafty day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Faux Patina Congratulations Card

Happy Thursday! It's been raining at my house most of today which made for a good excuse to stay inside. There were two challenges on my mind when I decided to get a little inky and create a card using the Faux Patina technique. I combined the colour challenge at Colour Me! to use Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Neutral with the No Patterned Paper challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. If you want to check out a tutorial on the Faux Patina technique, click here. It's a fun technique and changing the colors and embossing folders used makes a big difference. For additional Faux Patina inspiration click here.

Since I had the heat gun out, I decided to heat emboss the Congratulations sentiment from the Sassy Salutations stamp set by Stampin' Up! The champagne embossing powder is by Recollections. All other supplies are by Stampin' Up!. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Close up detail
Tip: If you get too much embossing powder on your panel, use a dry paint brush to remove the excess. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bear Hugs and Smiles Card

Every once in awhile I get in the mood to make something cute and sweet. I was prompted by four challenges to create this Bear Hugs and Smiles Card. The challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs to make something Sweet along with the  Sweet Stampin' challenge to use a bear. This Barry Best Buddies image came to mind and it's definitely sweet. For the layout I used this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I used Gingham paper to play along at Shopping our Stash. After gathering all the materials for my card I colored the image with my Copic markers. The patterned papers are by Pebbles from the Garden Party collection and the sentiment is from Verve Stamps Kind Words stamp set. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Cute Puppy Card

It's Tuesday again and that means the start of a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week we have a sketch challenge designed by Julie (see sketch below). It's simple enough for all skill levels to play along. We hope you'll be inspired to create a masculine card for one of the guys in your life.

For my card I used the Cute Puppy image by Bugaboo Stamps. It comes colored which helps if you're wanting to make a quick and easy card. The background paper is from the Go Wild designer paper pack by Stampin' Up! The edges of the paper were inked using Wild Wasabi ink and then layered onto blue cardstock. To highlight the image I decided to double mat with red and blue. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up! in the From the Herd stamp set. When it came to adding the detail next to the center image, I wasn't sure what to use. After much debate I settled on the heart. To finish it off, I added four candy dots to the corners. That's it!

To see the inspiration from the rest of the design team CLICK HERE. I hope to see your card in the gallery. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Cute Puppy Card is entered into the following challenges:
Challenge Sketch:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dream in Your Garden Card

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We didn't do a lot, just rented a couple of movies and kept it simple. Yes, I said rented... when it comes to keeping up with technology my hubby really doesn't care. No streaming or cable in our house!

Okay, onto this Dream in Your Garden Card created using this weeks Mojo Monday sketch #405. I loved playing with the angles and layers in this sketch!!! Another love is the Pretty Petals designer paper stack. The colors have wonderful contrast and contain a nice mix to coordinate perfectly. Besides the patterned paper, I added a strip of polka dot embossed Calypso Coral cardstock. The sentiment is from the Garden Phrase Set by Rubbernecker stamps. For a pop of Pacific Point blue I added the Bitty Butterfly stamped using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set. That's it! I would also like to enter this card into the Anything Goes challenge at Robyn's Fetish. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Congratulations Card

On Thursday I bought a new stencil and couldn't wait to ink it up. It's called Crakle by Tim Holtz. I've used it on this Congratulations Card to create my background paper. The colors used are from the Color Throwdown challenge (ctd349). I love the pop of orange flowers in their inspiration photo and so I decided to use flowers on my card. The Congratulations sentiment was chosen to play along with "Just Us Girls" in honor of their 300th challenge.

Using the stencil, I inked a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Crumb Cake and Lost Lagoon stampin' pads with sponge daubers. The inked panel was then adhered to a piece of Lost Lagoon and then layered on top of Tangelo Twist cardstock. The sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set and was stamped using Soft Suede ink. I layered the sentiment strip onto a piece of Soft Suede. Using the Flower Shop stamp set and Tangelo Twist ink the flowers were stamped onto Tangelo Twist cardstock and punched using the Pansy Punch. For the center of the flowers three Itty Bitty Scallops were punched and adhered. Then I added sequins to the centers for a little sparkle.

I was a little afraid about mixing the flowers with the stenciled crackled background. So, I asked the hubby what he thought? He said it makes the flowers look like they are growing out of a stone path in a garden. That worked for me! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back soon.

Bold Butterfly Feel Better Card

Earlier this week I made a masculine feel better card and since my stash of cards with this sentiment is low, I decided to make this Bold Butterfly Feel Better Card. Stamp sets used on this card include: Watercolor Wings, Painted Petals, You've Got This and Sassy Salutations. Butterflies and flowers are my favorite part of outdoors in the summer and I've used my favorite colors. The Blackberry Bliss flowers were stamped onto whisper white cardstock and then I went back and filled in with Garden Green leaves. I was inspired by this card HERE by Lisa Young. When I found it while doing a search for violets a few weeks ago, I had to know if she used designer paper and no, it was hand stamped. So, I tried it and I think it turned out okay. The center panel was stamped with Mint Macaroon and the sentiment in Memento Black. For the butterfly I used Daffodil Delight as the base, Hello Honey on the edges with Blackberry Bliss for the detail. The body of the butterfly was highlighted with black Stickles to give it a little shimmer. To add some embossed detail, I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder and that's it! This will be one of the cards I'll have a hard time giving away. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

This Bold Butterfly Feel Better Card is entered into the following challenges:

Friday, July 3, 2015

Red Flower Hello Card

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope you have an extra day off this week in honor of the Fourth of July. My hubby is off with me today and we are planning to do a few fun things around town. :)

The Red Flower Hello Card I'm sharing with you today was created using the color challenge CCMC362 at Create with Connie & Mary. The colors are: Real Red, Lost Lagoon or Crumb Cake/Kraft. I started by searching through some of my stash of discarded ideas and I found the woodgrain oval. It had already been whitewashed with Craft ink and looked like a nice focal piece. Then I searched through my patterned papers for the challenge colors. The Lost Lagoon is from the All Abloom paper stack and the sponged background paper is from the Irresistibly Yours specialty paper. I've used a lot of retired products on this card but I love mixing the old and new. The stamps sets used are Petal Potpourri and Perfect Pennants. The final touches were adding the silver brad in the middle of the flower and three silver sequins. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe holiday weekend! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet Day Card

Can you believe it's July??? The saying is true, "time flies when you're having fun," and I must be because last month flew by!!! One thing that helped is I'm finally feeling better after the car wreck that totaled my vehicle in January. My creativity and energy were zapped for a good four months. Thankfully things are getting back to normal and my back pain is easing where I can sit at my craft desk for a longer periods of time and that makes me happy.

Now, onto this Sweet Day Card created using this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I really liked working with this sketch and I'm definitely saving it to use again. The image and sentiment used are by Doodle Pantry from their Sweet Stuff set that is free with your purchase. Coordinating papers were selected from my scrap stash. To accent the sentiment I added two punched bitty banners and two red candy dots, that's it. The background paper is a little loud and I decided to stick with the less is more approach.

I'm entering this Sweet Day Card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back soon!!!