Not My Usual Style

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I can’t believe the weather. It is the middle of May and it will not even hit 70 degrees. Highly unusual for our area.

Speaking of unusual, today’s card is not my usual style. I wanted to combine 2 challenges today. The first is from Stampin’ B’s design team and you were to use rub ons. I have rub ons from several years ago when they were given as part of SAB. I wanted to combine it with Colour Create’s challenge to use sky blue, tan, and ecru. I was able to accomplish both challenges but I know it is not my girlie style (sorry Sandy). Here is my creation.

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Paper: Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla Accessories: ribbon and Bashful Blue brads (both from Pink Hedgehog), rub ons (SAB several years ago), Word Window – Designer Label – 3/4″ circle – Trio Flower – Scalloped Circle – Boho Blossoms punches, sticky tape, dimensionals
Even though this is not my usual style I hope you still like it. Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!

Bella Birds Sketch Set

Hello and happy Friday!

Are you ready for some absolutely fabulous cards today? I wanted to use the beautiful Bella Birds Designer Series paper. I used the paper to create the cards for this sketch set. I chose to use black with 2 of the cards to make the paper pop. The other 2 cards I used Chocolate Chip as the accent color. I used 4 different sketches to create today’s cards. Here are my creations.

The first card uses the sketch from Limelight Papercrafts. I had to incorporate a circle as one of the elements in the sketch. When I put the circle in the image it just was too plain. That’s when I wondered what it would look like if I tied my ribbon around it. After it was done I really liked the look. Keep this idea in mind if you have an element that seems to be missing something. Here is the sketch and my creation.

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Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Paper: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, white, Bella Birds DS Ink: Pink Pirouette Accessories: Bordering Blue – Chocolate Chip – So Saffron markers, Bordering Blue – Chocolate Chip – So Saffron brads, ribbon (ribbon and brads from Pink Hedgehog), ticket corner punch, sticky tape, dimensionals

My second card uses the sketch from Paper Craft Planet. This sketch had an embellishment element that was round. When I looked at it I immediately thought of a flower but I knew everyone would go that route so I decided I wanted something different. I started looking through my embellishments and couldn’t find anything. That is when I thought of using butterflies. So I used my punches to create my own embellishment and I love it! Here is the sketch and my creation.

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Stamps: Easy Elegance (retired) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Bella Birds DS Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), butterfly punches (Martha Stewart), pearls (Rhinestone Stickers), 1″ and1 3/8″ and 1 3/4″ circle punches, Pink Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals

My third card uses the sketch from Splitcoast Stampers. I saw on one of my blogs I read they used black as an accent color for the Bella Birds designer paper. I really liked the look of the cards so I chose to use it as an accent color on this card. Here is the sketch and my creation.

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Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes Paper: Basic Black, Bordering Blue, white, Bella Birds DS Ink: Pink Pirouette, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Bordering Blue – Garden Green – Pretty in Pink markers, black brads, ribbon (both from Pink Hedgehog), aqua painter, sticky tape, dimensionals
My last card used black as an accent color also. It really makes the images pop. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday on this card. I especially like the ribbon. It gives the card an elegant touch. Here is the sketch and my creation.

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Stamps: Garden Greetings Paper: Basic Black, So Saffron, Bella Birds DS Ink: Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron Accessories: scallop border and slit punches, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), dimensionals

So, which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know which one you prefer. I hope you have some good plans for the weekend! I have a stamp-a-stack tomorrow so I will be busy stamping my day away. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!


Certainly Summer Red

Happy Thursday!

Today card is for the color challenge on Paper Craft Planet. The challenge was to use Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, and Real Red.

I saw on a couple of blogs cards that had ribbon roses on their cards. Christine posted some great directions but there is also a good tutorial here. I played with this and made a rose that I used on this card. Here is my creation.

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Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds, Matchbox Messages Paper: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Summer Sun, white, 6 x 6 Patterns Pack Ink: Certainly Celery, Real Red Accessories: Certainly Celery – Real Red – Summer Sun markers, ribbon ( had for a looonnnngggg time), sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals
I am at New Towne Village today finishing up a plastic canvas ladybug magnet today. I hope you have some great plans for today. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Our Creative Corner Sketch

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I used a sketch from the Our Creative Corner blog to make today’s card. I wanted to use something different than an oval on the card for a change. I thought it would be a great change to use a hexagon.

I went looking through my patterned paper and decided to use some of my Cutie Pie paper. I chose the colors for my image from the paper. After I stamped my image I cut it out using my Creative Memories cutting system. Then it was a matter of layering all the pieces. Here is the sketch and my creation.

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Stamps: Best Blossoms Paper: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron, white, Cutie Pie DS Ink: Certainly Celery Accessories: Bashful Blue – Rose Red – So Saffron markers, So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Filigree brads, Creative Memories cutting system, sticky tape, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my card today. It was fun to make and only took 30 minutes. Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!


Black & White and Another Color

I created this card for a challenge I read yesterday. You were to use black, white, and one other color. When I was looking through the catalog I ran across the Fresh Cuts set and knew it would be good to use – and if you are like me you don’t use this set often as you are unsure of what to do with it. When I began the card I also remember reading on the Stampin’ B’s Design Team blog they were doing a spotlighting technique (highlighting an area of an image by coloring it, and placing it in a shape so that the highlighted section has a border) challenge, so I began creating.

When I had finished my card and was looking for the blogs on here that discussed the challenge, I realized the black, white, and another color was for a blog that you had to use one of their stamps in your card. Since I had used a Stampin’ Up set it didn’t fit their challenge. It does still fit the Stampin B’s Design Team challenge. Here is my creation.

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Stamps: Fresh Cuts Paper: Basic Black, white Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: Basic Black – Pink Passion markers, 1″ circle punch, Spica microflake black pen, ribbon (Michael’s), sticky tape, dimensionals

I thought I’d give you a sneak peek this week of a few of the cards from my All Occasion Stamp-a-Stack card kits. Here is the one of the cards.

This is the male birthday card. I based this card on one I had made earlier for an 85 year old gentleman.
Hope you enjoyed my cards today. Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!