Thursday’s Design by Candice

I tried this new technique called frosted filter not so sure why it is called that but anyway my background is that technique. I think this background with the colors I used made a great camouflage design (but not what I was going for). You might not be able to tell in this photo but I stamped this image twice once in Always Artichoke and again in Certainly Celery to give it a shadow look.

Stamp Set: Essence of Love (occasions mini catalog) Paper: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, and Vanilla Ink: Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery Accessories: Coffee Filter, Always Artichoke re-inker, Chocolate Chip re-inker, Certainly Celery re-inker, Heat Gun and Cutter Kit. 😉

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie – NOT

Have you ever had one of those weeks? Well I am this week. I have my idea that I am working on but I have not had time to finish it. I thought I would post the cards we made at my workshop last week. I will try and get the other card finished by Friday and post it. I am really excited about it as I really tried some different materials to use on the card. Check back on Friday to see what I came up with. I did not include the details. If you want then let me know and I can send them to you.

Thanks for looking! Have a great afternoon!

Color Challenge Monday

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend mine was pretty busy, I am glad today is Monday, can you believe I just said that… My colors for today are Blush Blossom and Cameo Coral and of course I had to add in that third color. Robbie’s colors are Apricot Appeal and Not Quite Navy. I love this new Hardware Kit in the Occasions Mini I may have to get myself a couple of these. I hope you enjoy what I came up with. 😉

Candice’s Color Challenge
Stamps: A Good Egg Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, and White Ink: Basic Black and Cameo Coral Accessories: Label Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Slit Punch, Dimensionals, Coluzzle Cutting System, Pure Color Pencils, White Gel Pen, Buttons, Hodgepodge Hardware, and Grosgrain Ribbon.

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Robbie’s Color Challenge

Stamps: Hearthfelt Thanks, Small Script (retired) Paper: Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi Ink: Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Large and small oval punch, ribbon, Not Quite Navy marker, Sakura Stardust gel pen, scoring tool, sticky tape.

Sketch Saturday

I needed a card to send to my son-in-law who is in Korea. He works on the electronics in helicopters so I went in search of one. When I finally found one I wanted to use, my favorite sketch blog PoeticArtistry was having another challenge. If you do a card and upload it Julee will pick a lucky winner to receive a free stamp set. I have used the set I won last time to create a post for our blog. I am anxious to use the set again as I really like it. They have a new release that has a gorgeous set that I will have to buy if I don’t win. I just love the flowers in it. Julee posts a new sketch every Monday. Check out her blog if you find you need some inspiration for a layout. Her sketches are lots of fun and easy to do.

For this card I wanted to create a background that mimics marine fatigues as much as possible. Their fatigues are all shades of light brown. I like the geometric background stamp but need to work on my sponging a little more. What do you think?

Here is the sketch for this week along with my card.


Stamps: By Air (retired), Geometric (retired), Scenery (retired), Great Greetings (retired) Paper: Very Vanilla, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, River Rock Scrap Pads (Provo Craft) Ink: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Handsome Hunter, Going Gray, Tea Dye (Jim Holtz Ranger Inks) Accessories: helicopter brads, dimensionals, sponges

Sorry all my stamps are retired but when you have an idea you really need to go with it. Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend. Thanks for looking!

Thursday’s Design by Candice

I have seen some really cute cards using this kind of a layout so I thought I would add one more to the pile. Sorry I have only posted once this week, I have been busy getting ready for 2 shows this weekend and you know how fast a week can fly by and this one did just that. Well anyway I hope you all had a GREAT week. Robbie has the sketch this week so I will see you guys on Monday for Color Challenge (my colors are Blush Blossom & Cameo Coral). Have a great one. 😉

Stamps: SAB Birthday Whimsy Paper: Kraft, White, and Cutie Pie DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip Markers: Rose Red, Bashful Blue, and So Saffron Accessories: 1″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals, and Grosgrain Ribbon.