Friday, July 25, 2014

VLV July Week 3 & Curtain Call - Thank You

Love these sketches and so happy to be able to join for week 3 over at the Viva La Verve sketch challenge. Plus another chance to join the Diva Dare Challenge and Curtain Call challenge with anything goes. Here I was able to play with some new items I purchased awhile back and just now pulled them out.

Here is my card:
Here is some cute DSP from SU called: Fresh Prints and I must say it's one of my favorites after looking at all of the designs in the little book plus I got a chance to play with Verve's stamp set: Lean on Me. For the circle, I pulled out my Stitched Circle Stax from MFT and added this cute sentiment.

Here I colored with my copics pens since I went crazy and purchase several colors. For the reds, I used: R22, R24, R29 and for the blue I used: BG000, BG11, BG13 and for the yellow Y11, Y15 and added some glitter on top. Also, added some burlap ribbon across.

Here is the inside
Please make sure to stop over at the challenge sites as they have talented design teams which always have beautiful cards and terrific inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Lean On Me (Verve), Dream Big (Verve) - for the leaves
Paper: Fresh Prints (SU)
Cardstock: White, Coastal Cabana SU), Real Red (SU), X Press It Blending (For the flowers)
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Lucky Limeade (SU), 
Accessories:  Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax (MFT), Stitched Circle Stax (MFT), Pointed Flowers Dies Set (Verve), Dreamy Leaves Die (A cut above die by Verve), Glitter, Burlap Ribbon (SU), and Foam Mount

July Diva Dare & Curtain Call - Birthday Wishes

Spent a few weeks on organizing my supplies, colors, stamps, and dies and finally back to making some cards. This one is for the July Diva Dare and the Curtain Call challenge which is celebrating their 1 year anniversary and the challenge is Anything Goes

Here is my card:
The Diva Dare challenge this month is to create a stamped card and continue the design on the inside for a special surprise for the recipient.  Simply carry over some portion of the card front design on to the inside of your card.  

Picked up some of my favorite DSP paper: Gingham Garden and one of my favorite Verve stamp sets: Surely Goodness for the flower and sentiment. Also used the Mini Classy Label from the stamp set Borderline and than added the sentiment.

To continue on the inside, I stamped the flower using Daffodil Delight and than used the Island Indigo for the sentiment on top. The key with any challenge is to have fun, so make sure to stop over at the Curtain Call challenge and the Diva Dare if you haven't yet.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Surely Goodness (Verve), Borderline (Verve)
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP - (SU)
Cardstock: White, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight (SU)
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade (SU)
Accessories:  Surely Goodness Dies (Verve), Mini Classy Label Die (A cut above die by Verve), Washi Tape (SU), Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Monday, June 16, 2014

MFTWSC180 - Have a Super Day

Love these sketches and happy to have time to create another card. This one is MFT Weekly Sketch 180 over at My Favorite Things.

Here is my card:
Playing around with more new stuff I haven't had a chance to get and it was fun. Started with the fishnet stencil and embossed the Kraft cardstock for my background. Since I wasn't sure what images I was going to use from the stamp set: You're Super, I used the matching die-namics and cut them all out and played around.  

Here I did some second generation stamping with the building and love how it came out and than used the Sun Ray stencil to complete my background scene. Colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and at the end added some basic rhinestones and added the cute sentiment from this set. Enjoying these colors and card stock.

Here are the markers I used:
Hair - CT2, CT3, GB5, GB4 
Skin - FS2, FS4, FS7, CR3
Cape and Boots - PP5, PP4, PP2
Skirt - IB1, IB2, IB3
Cuffs - CT2, GB5

Don't forget to check out the MFT Sketch challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: BB You're Super (MFT), Lrg Scale Backgrounds (MFT)
Cardstock: Sweet Tooth, Blu Raspberry, Razzle Berry, Kraft, X-Press Blending Card
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Daffodil Delight (SU)
Accessories:  Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Fishnet Stencil (MFT), Sun Ray Stencil (MFT), BB You're Super Die-namics (MFT), Basic Rhinestones, Stampin Dimensionals

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SPDSS05 & Curtain Call- Thanks A Bunch

So happy to get some crafting time in and wanted to use one of my new stamps from the Sugar Pea Designs called: Love You Bunches and join in the challenge over at the Curtain Call with this cute inspiration photo. Here I used the sketch from the challenge SPDSS05 over at the Sugar Pea Designs.

Here is my card
I used one of my favorite papers called: Chantilly and went on to color this cute little girl for a Thank-you card for my niece along with some of my favorite dies from MFT using the inspiration photo for colors.

This was so much fun coloring and I used my prisma pencils to add some more details with her hair and cheeks. With the inspiration photo, I decided to create a flower using the Hybird Heirloom Rose from MFT and used stampin dimensionals to pop her up.  

Here are the markers I used:
Hair - FS4, TN9, TN7 
Skin - FS2, FS4, FS7, CR3
Shirt - PP5, PP4, PP2
Pants - IB1, IB2, IB3
Grass - DG2, DG3

Don't forget to check out the Sugar Pea Designs challenge as they have cute sketches and stop over at the Curtain Call challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Love You Bunches (Sugar Pea Designs)
Paper: Chantilly - (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Black, Cotton Candy (ctmh), Blu Rasberry (MFT)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Pencils
Accessories:  Die-namics Hybird Heirloom Rose (MFT), Dispersed Dots (MFT), Oval Dies (Spellbinders), Scalloped Dies (Spellbinders), Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

VLVApril2014 & Curtain Call - Welcome Little One

Saw this fun sketch over at Viva La Verve, week2 and thought it would be perfect to create a little baby card and also join the Curtain Call - Confetti Crush which I've been wanting to do and saw I still have some time to join the fun.

Here is my card below:
I needed to create a baby girl welcome card and since I had the stamp set: To The Moon (Verve) out on my desk, I thought perfect!! Now looking at it, it could be for a little girl or boy with the colors. Also, my idea was to only use the Crumb Cake and Pink color scheme, but I just couldn't resist but to add in some more color.

Sequins seem to be in a trend right now and when I saw the challenge of Confetti Crush over at the Curtain Call Challenge, I knew I had do use some of my pastel sequins mix (Verve) for this card. Plus got inspiration from the cute photo and incorporated polka dots using the Seeing Dots embossing folder and the DSP paper stack - Subtles (SU).

Here are the markers I used:
Giraffe - CT2, CT3, CT4, TN7 

Don't forget to check out the Viva La Verve challenge as they always have cute sketches every week and stop over at the Curtain Call challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: To The Moon (Verve)
Paper: Designer Series Paper Stacks - Subtles (SU)
Cardstock: White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake (all SU)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers 
Accessories:  Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Circle Punch 2 1/2 (SU), Tear Drop Circles (Spellbinders), Starry Die (A Cut Above Verve), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), Seeing Dots EF (Cuttlebug), Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Monday, April 21, 2014

MFTWSC172 - For You with A Daisy on Your Birthday

So happy to get another card done and enjoyed playing with more goodies I recently bought. This one is for the MFTWSC172 challenge over at MFT. Normally I take my pictures outdoors but tonight I took it indoor which I haven't found the best location yet.

Here is my card:
During the April release, MFT came out with new hybird inks and I was so excited to see how well they work, so obviously I had to buy some. At the same time, I purchased their sample card stock to go with the inks since I wasn't sure how they would match up to what I had. This way, I couldn't go wrong. The great thing about the sample card stock is that it contains 1 sheet of all the colors plus a reference sheet with the names.  

From there, I printed out some clear labels and added them to the bottom of each sheet. This way if the card stock gets mixed around and/or I have scraps, I know exactly what color it is. As you can see in the photo, I used Lemon Drop for the Daisy. This helps me stay organized especially when I also have SU and CTMH card stock.  Really loved the card stock and will be playing more with it along with the new hybird inks.

Back to the card: 
For the background, I used the fishnet stencil and embossed it using Whip Cream. Love the pattern and the look. Next, I cut out a fishtail flag using Electric Red and pulled out Pretty Poppies stamp set to emboss the words in white.

The Gerbera Daisy was so much fun and used foam mount to pop it up and in between. The sentiment came from the stamp set: Blissful Butterflies and I added liquid pearl (Onyx) for a border around the oval. Basic Pearls were added as a final touch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Pretty Poppies (MFT), Blissful Butterflies (MFT)
Cardstock: Whip Cream, Black Licorice, Electric Red, Gumdrop Green, Lemon Drop
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Gerbera Daisy Die-namic (MFT), Fishnet Stencil (MFT), Die-namics Leaf Filled Flourish (MFT), White embossing powder, Liquid Pearl (Onyx), Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals

VLV April week 3 - Little Chicks Rule with some Chevron

What a cute fun sketch over at Viva La Verve designed by Laurie Schmidin and wanted to create something for Easter as well but only now had a chance to post this up. This one is for April 2014 week 3

I also saw the Chevron Chic challenge and thought to try and combine both elements into one card and have some fun playing with stamps and dies. The chevron butterfly is from the set: Chevron Love by Verve and inked up with Melon Mambo ink.

This cute set is called: Chicks Rule by Verve and has so many adorable images and sentiments which I had to pull out and play along with some retired DSP called: Beau Chateau (SU). Lots of fuzzy cutting on this one but loved how it came out.

Fantastic image to color and have fun. Again I used my Spectrum Noir markers plus the Charming Banner Die for the sentiment using Early Espresso ink.  

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Chicks Rule (Verve), Chevron Love (Verve), Bloom & Grow (Verve)
Paper: Beau Chateau (SU)
Cardstock: White, Island Indigo (SU), Crumb Cake (SU), Ultra Smooth White Cardstock (Crafter's Companion)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Gumball Green (SU), Island Indigo (SU), Melon Mambo (SU)
Accessories:  Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT), Charming Banner Die, Elegant Leaves, All Aflutter (A cut above die by Verve), Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Framed Tulips EF (SU), Foam Mount