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Well I missed the color challenge on the Color Throwdown blog but I am coming in under the wire for the sketch challenge at the Eat Sleep Stamp blog. The color challenge was to use Chocolate Chip, Green Galore, and Pink Passion. I also was able to do a challenge at a new blog that is advertising itself as a “source of inspiration and information “. The Next Level blog went live at the beginning of the month and they have already posted several tutorials as well as the challenge I used on this card. The challenge they issued was to use a ribbon border on your card. They gave the directions so it was easier than it looks. Here is the sketch and my creation.

Stamps: Simply Said Paper: Chocolate Chip, Green Galore, White Ink: Chocolate Chip, Green Galore, Pink Passion Accessories: Green Galore – Pink Passion markers, eyelet border punch, notched corner punch (retired), ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), paper cutter and bone folder (to do embossed edge), exacto knife and cutting pad (to cut slits to fit ribbon in), sticky tape, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for looking and enjoy your afternoon!


Hedgie Impressed, Amazed, Inspired

I am so glad this set did not get retired. I love the images in the Fun & Fast Notes. You can do so much with them.

I used the hedgehog image and the Card Patterns sketch as the beginning of this card. I used the Color Dare challenge of Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and So Saffron for the colors. I have to admit when I put these colors together I didn’t think I would be able to make it work. But I think you will agree with me that this is one cute card! Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Sweet Little Sentiments Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, white, Bella Rose DS, Le Jardin DS Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Rhinestone Stickers (Michael’s), white & clear Sakura Gelly Roll pen, aqua painter, sticky tape, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

A Tuesday Creation

I am loving my Bow Easy. I love the double loop bows I can make. They turn out perfect. I was wondering how it would do with a grosgrain but I had no trouble using it with this ribbon.

Today’s card uses the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I wanted to use the hostess set God’s Beauty as I love the butterfly and leaves. I hadn’t played with the butterfly so I thought it would be fun to stamp and emboss it and use emboss resist to color it in. I used sponge daubers to apply colors to the butterfly.

Not going to chat much. I am working on my tutorial for my card purses. I hope to have it ready to post by the end of the week. Here is the sketch and my creation for today’s card.

Stamps: God’s Beauty Paper: Blue Bayou, So Saffron, white, Blue Bayou DS Ink: Basic Black Craft, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi Accessories: ribbon (Michael’s), Metallic Dots (Card Embellishments), clear embossing powder, oval Nestabilities, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!


Rainbow Boho Life

Happy Monday Everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I do not want to see any more rain for a few days. How about you?

Today’s card uses the sketch from Our Craft Lounge. They only do a sketch once a month and it is fun to play along. I chose my colors from the Colour Create blog. They really challenged us this month to use as many colors in a rainbow as we could. I got 6 in. I based my colors on the striped background paper. I got this paper in Hawaii when I went to visit my daughter. I just love it. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Embrace Life, Boho Backgrounds Paper: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, white, striped patterned paper, various pattern paper scraps Ink: Gable Green, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Apricot Appeal – Bashful Blue – Gable Green – Lavender Lace – Pixie Pink – Summer Sun markers, Golden Star Stardust gelly roll pen, Flowers Trio punch, crystal brads (Making Memories), Rhinestone Stickers (Michael’s), dimensionals
Don’t you think this is such a pretty card? I loved the finished look. Tomorrow I will share my other card purse with you. You are going to love it! I am also working on a tutorial so you can create one also. Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!

Weekend Sketch Set

It’s Fridayyyyyyy!!!!!!!

I am so excited it is the weekend. I am headed to my girlfriends tomorrow for some much needed girl time. I am sure we will be exhausted after all our talking.

This sketch set has some interesting twists to it. I decided to use the Splitcoast color challenge. This was a tribute to the soon to be retired In Colors. You were to use Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Tangerine Tango. It was a challenge as I did not have any of our retiring Designer Series papers that had Tangerine Tango in it. This posed a really difficult time to incorporate the color but I was able to include it on 2 of my cards. There was also a challenge on the Stampin’ B’s blog to incorporate a flower on your card. I was able to do that on all of the cards also.
The first card uses the sketch from Paper Therapy. As part of the challenge we also had to use paper piecing. I used my designer series paper and stamped the flower on it and then cut it out. This is a little different from my normal style. What do you think of it? Here is the sketch and my first creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Fifth Avenue Floral Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, white, Bella Rose DS, Raspberry Tart DS Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Palette Noir Black Accessories: black grosgrain ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals

My second card used the sketch from Sketches by Tamara. This is a new site I found on the The Daily Dare blog. This is a site that posts various challenge blogs you can find on the web. I liked the simplicity of this design and decided I could use this one to get some Tangerine Tango on the card. This is an interesting card and I may use the layout and use some of my retiring designer series paper. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Oval All Paper: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, white, Bella Rose DS Ink: Riding Hood Red Accessories: Basic Black marker, Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit, large and scalloped oval punches, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Xyron, Zots, dimensionals
The third card uses the sketch from the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge. This was a simple sketch and is a good one to use up some of your patterned paper. I love the bow on this one. I used my new Bow Easy that I got from Sharon at No Time To Stamp. I love the bows you can make with this tool. Head over to her blog and check it out. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Paper: Riding Hood Red, white, Bella Rose DS, Raspberry Tart DS Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red Accessories: ribbon (Favor Frenzy), Bow Easy, sponge dauber, Zots, dimensionals
The last card uses the sketch from Our Creative Corner. I had fun doing some watercoloring on this one. I do have to say I had used a piece of white paper and stamped my image and started watercoloring. All of a sudden I realized my ink was bleeding. I redid my image on watercolor paper. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Sweet Stems Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, white, watercolor paper, Bella Rose DS Ink: Palette Noir Black, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron Accessories: pink and gold Sakura Stardust pens, brads (Pink Hedgehog), arch lattice punch (Martha Stewart), dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my cards today. It is supposed to rain all day today so I am glad I cut my grass yesterday. Hope you get some stamping time in this weekend. Thanks for looking and have a Fantastic Friday!