Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Color Throwdown #303

Hello!  It's time for a new color combination from The Color Throwdown challenge blog!  This is my last week as a guest designer for them, which makes me a bit sad, I've really enjoyed it!  They come up with the yummiest color combos, and this week is certainly no exception, I think it's my favorite of the month :)







I had a lot of fun making this card!  I was very inspired by this card by Kimberly at Weinerhoneymooners.  As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make something similar.  I don't have the exact die Kimberly used, but I thought the Filigree border die from PTI would work really well.  I used card stock from the Coredinations Beach pad, along with PTI Berry Sorbet.  The flower dies are Spellbinders Blossom dies, and the leaf and circle scribble dies are from PTI.  After cutting the flower and leaf pieces I rubbed them with my thumb and fingers in order to break down the paper fibers a bit which allowed the flower to have some dimension.  I stamped the word "hi!" using PTI's Wet Paint alphabet stamps.

I want to thank The Color Throwdown for inviting me to guest design for them this month, it's been my great pleasure!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thank you so much



Good morning!  I have a card today that I made for Poppy Sketches #9.  It's a sketch and color challenge this time.  They had me at Glittery Gold, hee hee :)  I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It.







For my flowers and leaves I used several different stamps from the PTI Flower Fusion series which I stamped using PTI Sweet Blush and Versa Color Boysenberry.  The border across the bottom is a stamp from Ranger Dylusions.  I embossed the leaves, the border, and the dots (Winnie & Walter) with sparkly gold embossing powder.  The sentiment across the bottom is a sticker from SRM.  I also sprayed my card with some gold glimmer mist, although it doesn't show up well at all.  I have to say that I'm very disappointed in the product, Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist.  I don't think it has nearly enough gold in it (I made sure to shake it well, but to no avail).  I'd like to find a better product, something where the gold splatter would show up much better.  If you have any recommendations please let me know!  All in all I like how this turned out :)

I'll be back tomorrow with my final guest designer card for The Color Throwdown, see you then!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

happy bird-day



Hello everyone :)  I'm sharing a card today that I made for Freshly Made Sketches #146, and Seize the Birthday with a topping of twine or string!







I used one of the flamingo images from Newton's Nook Designs Flirty Flamingos stamp set for my card.  Isn't she cute with that polka dot inner tube around her neck!  I colored her with Copics, and added some Glossy Accents to the inner tube.  I stamped her wing on washi tape and cut it out, and added some shimmer to her beak.  I won the washi tape from a giveaway on Taunya Butler's blog.  I was so happy to win it because I only own a few rolls of washi tape and I didn't have any patterns or colors like this.  Thanks, Taunya!  I finished my card with some silver cord.  I've seen people make loops like this on their cards and I always really love how it looks so I decided to give it a try.  What do you think?  I like how it looks and I'm sure I'll be doing this again!

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by today :)


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Happy birthday

Hello, hope you're having a great weekend so far!  I made a "just for fun" card today for CAS(E) this Sketch #86.







When I saw this sketch I immediately thought of the PTI No Strings Attached stamp set, so I went with that.  To add some fun and color to my card I did some ink blending on the bow and the PTI die cut word "birthday", using PTI Pure Poppy and Summer Sunshine, and Ranger distress Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean inks.  The tiny stars are from Winnie & Walters Big Bang Confetti stamp set.

Have a terrific weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Inky Paws Beach Themed Challenge



Hello!  I have a fun card today that I created for the new Inky Paws Challenge over at the Newton's Nook Designs blog.  This is a beach themed challenge, perfect for the new beach themed stamp sets that were just released!




Oh that Newton, he's been having a fun summer doing some island hopping in the South Seas!  I stamped 3 of the adorable images from Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set and colored them using Copics with a bit of watercolor added for the sky, sea, and sand.  I framed them with the PTI Slide Frame die, and wrote the names of the places Newton visited on the frames ;) The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Lauderdale 6X6 paper pad, I love the tropical feel it adds to the card.

I hope you'll join the challenge!  Remember, if you don't own have any Newton's Nook stamps there are some really cute FREE digi images here that would work perfectly for this challenge, so you can still play along (and maybe win a gift certificate to the Newton's Nook store!!)  I can't wait to see what you create!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winnie & Walter Premiere of V for cheVron

Hello, and welcome back to the 4th and final day of the Winnie & Walter July Release!  I've had so much fun working with, and showing you all these new stamp sets!  We're finishing the reveal with a real WOW set, Scenery: V for cheVron!  If you love chevrons, you will definitely love this set :)




For my first card I used several of the small, patterned chevrons to make flags (or banners as some people call them).  I placed 5 of the stamps smack dab up against each other on my acrylic block, and stamped them repeatedly on top of each other on white card stock.  I used PTI Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, and Hibiscus Burst inks.  These chevron stacks were easy to cut out in the form of flags.  I stitched them at the top using my sewing machine.  The word "family" is from the new set The Big, the Bold and Blessings.  The words "love" and "my" are from The Big, The Bold, and Happy.  I used Scenery: Confetti Cuts to stamp the dots at the bottom in the same colors as the flags.




My next card uses a variety of chevron stamps from the set.  I'm not an expert on this kind of random stamping, but what I try to do is stamp images in sets of 3.  For example, if you look for the lime 3 chevron cluster outline design, you'll see that it was stamped 3 times.  Same with the blue and orange chevrons.  The exception to that is the large solid chevron, it was stamped just one time, but to balance that out I stamped the smaller solid single chevron 2 times.  I don't know that there's a "science" to this, I simply use tips that I've learned from others over the years ;)  The word "grateful" is from The Big, the Bold and Blessings.

I hope that you've enjoyed this fabulous release from Winnie & Walter!!  I've enjoyed working with their wonderful stamp sets and want to thank them for giving me this opportunity.  Hope you'll head over to their blog and check out all of their wonderful design teams creations.  The new stamp sets will be available for purchase tomorrow in the Winnie & Walter store!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winnie & Walter Premiere of The Big, the Bold and Seasons

Welcome back to day 3 of the Winnie & Walter July Release!  Are you enjoying what you've seen so far?  Today we have another new sentiment set, The Big, the Bold, and Seasons!




For my first card I used the "summer" stamp from the set (the word "fun" is from The Big, the Bold and Fun).  I fussy cut the words and added Glossy Accents for some shine.  For my card base I used some of the pennant stamps from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant.  I stamped them using PTI inks (Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, and Berry Sorbet).  I used Lil Inker dies to cut the circles, and finished my card with some gold enamel dots.




For my next card I used the "autumn", "celebrate", and leaf stamps, all from The Big, the Bold, and Seasons.  I also used a set that will premiere tomorrow, V for cheVron.  I stamped the giant chevron outline from that set on PTI Orange Zest and Enchanted Evening card stock (along with the teal color which is from the Coredinations Whitewash collection), and I cut them out and then stamped the leaves on the Orange Zest and Enchanted Evening papers and some stripes on the teal paper.  I attached them to my white card base and trimmed the edges.  I added some gold sequins to finish my card.

Hope you'll hop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog to check out the rest of their design teams cards.  I'll be back tomorrow for the last new set of the release, see you then!