Sunday, January 27, 2013

PDCC166 St. Patty's Lucky to Have

Today we are playing with The Play Date Cafe 
and the challenge is ...

to use black and white with a splash of Emerald Green.

And this is what I came up with.

As I look at it now I see it's hard to tell that the layered label is indeed Black.  All the stamped areas are embossed with green tinsel embossing powder.  The embossing did not show up that great on the black card stock but luckily I had some green stickle that matched perfectly. Oh, that pretty scroll might be familiar ...  It's from an old SU SAB set Yummy.  Too bad I didn't have a CAS challenge to pair this up with.  Anyhow hope you like it.

You can visit the other entries at 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stampin' Up's Just Buzzin By & Freshly Made Sketches #70

The Sketch....

Another card using my favorite little bees.  They are just so cute. This card was made for the Freshly Made Sketches #70.  I wanted to showcase the two new Honeycomb folders I have. So the large honeycombs is the Stampin' Up embossing folder and the smaller one  is the Quickkutz Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder.
I used a little sparkle on the wings.  I'm quite pleased with the color combo.  I inked up the embossing folder with Midnight Muse for the Bashful Blue piece and Close to Cocoa on the Barely Banana.  Hope you like it.
You can check out the other entries for this sketch at FMS70

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunday Stamps Challenge #32

Hello.  Today I'm Sharing the card I made for the Sunday Stamps Challenge #32.  This round is a sketch challenge.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up called Just Buzzin' By.  Surprisingly this was only in the catalog for one year.  I've seen some stamps in the cattie for 5-6 years.
Anyhow, don't know if you can tell but the honeycomb embossing is smaller than the SU one.  This folder is from QuickKutz/Lifestyle Crafts, purchased at Archiver's.  Well I hope you enjoyed the card. Stop by Sunday Stamps Challenge #32 to see the other entries.

Monday, January 21, 2013

DD#36 Red & Black Valentine

Hi, welcome to my entry for the DD 36 red and black Valentines Challenge.  I actually have 2 cards to fit the black and red challenge but I only linked 1 because I don't know what the rules are so I don't want to over post.  My new years resolution was to post more often.  I've actually posted more times this month than I did all of last year.  So I'm going to keep this post short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by.

Dynamic Dous #36

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stampin Royal Challenge #159

I'm really liking these challenges. The hardest thing for me is the layout.  So I really like that It's already decided.  The color scheme was inspired by some K&Company Valentine Designer paper.
I had to reverse the sketch so the words will read right.   The candy machine stamp was a Michael's dollar stamp from last year that I bought for 10 cents and the  "you're sweet" is from SU's Mini Mates. It's very subtle but I also used Hero Arts Envelope Pattern. Can you see it?

Stampin Royal Challenge #159

PPA151 Sketch Challenge

Last time I played along with the sketch challenge the linky was closed so I didn't actually get to post it on the PPA site. On this card I used 2 background stamps.  Wild Hearts by Stampin' Up and Paisley's by Penny Black. The Happy Valentine sentiment is a Michael's dollar stamp that I stamped and circle punched. The love you is from itty bitty banners.  Come back I plan to try the sketch with other colors.

Take a look at the other entries visit  PPA151 SKETCH Challenge


Monday, January 14, 2013

Another PPA challenge card

Ok so I made another card,  I just really like the color combo with Melon Mambo, Black and Gray.
I embossed the gray with a Hobby Lobby Paper Studio's embossing folder.  Although they have several cute ones I find the quality is not the best. But still it serves it's purpose.  Some retired Stampin' up  stamps used here and the Love definition was bought at Hobby Lobby. Hope you like it.

Melon Mambo Basic Black and Gray

PPA's first color challenge for the year is Melon Mambo Basic Black and Gray.  Although I have dabbled in stamping for the last 10 years it's the online social sphere I'm still new to.  Anyhow I thought I'd try to play along for the first time ever.  
There have been many cards uploaded on the PPA - Pal Paper Arts site for this challenge but I must say I got my inspiration from  Rita card 13 Her card is very pretty and simple but it stands out.
So I tried 2 variations of the same card.  I like the white better.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stampin' Up's Tripple Treat Flower

So I was playing with my triple treat flower stamp and the coordinating punches.  I will admit these were done a couple months ago but I did promise to post more often so here they are.  I'm working on getting out of my simple comfort zone but for now these are just simple and cute.  I had just learned to make my own shimmermist on the day that I made these cards so you can see there's a lot of shimmer. My favorite is is the blue one I just really like the color combo.  You maybe wondering where the little bees came from... they are from an old Stampin Up set named  Button Bear.
Well thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Resolution

My New Year's resolution is to post more often.
I was playing with my new Stampin Up folders.  In this card I used the clouds folder and an old stamp found in a big garage sale lot. I water colored the lamb with Baja breeze and Pixie pink and added some shimmer to the mix.  I also sponged the clouds with Baja breeze.

Simplicity to start off the new year.  Happy new year to all of you.