Mojo Monday 41

I have noticed lately that I felt I was always using the same colors. Several months ago I read that some ladies keep sketch and color combo notebooks to jot things down in as they run across ideas to use in their stamping. I decided that I would like to do this for color combos just to get some different ideas. I had a small notebook that I had not used so I designated it my Color Combo notebook. It is black and white with a daisy on the front so I have an awesome color combo and my favorite flower all on the cover.

As I was looking through my Better Homes and Gardens magazine I noticed an ad for Carnival Cruises. It was a Chocolate Chip deck, with Tempting Turquoise lounge chairs, and Yoyo Yellow umbrellas. I wrote that combination in my book as I realy liked the look of the ad. When I was ready to make my card, I pulled out the notebook to see what color combo I wanted to try and this one just said “Pick me, pick me!”. So that is the combo I used for my card.

As you know each week Julee posts her Mojo Monday sketch for everyone to play along. Once I started her sketches the only time I missed was while I was in Italy. I really like her sketches as I have little difficulty coming up with a card to go with the sketch. While I am a little late this week I still made it in. Here is the sketch and my card for this week. I really like how the card turned out.

Stamps: Petals and Stems, Thankful Blossoms (both sets are from Verve Visuals) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, white, Yoyo Yellow Ink: Basic Black, White Craft Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, yellow and turquoise brads, Yellow stitched ribbon (Michael’s), Turquoise ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My), white embossing powder, dimensionals, sticky tape

I layered the 2 ribbons to create the strip down the side. Check back tomorrow for my Saturday sketch. I played with a lot of things on the card but like how it turned out. Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

Inspiration Challenge

Each week Beate posts an inspiration challenge. Earlier this week she posted a black and white pillow as the inspiration. I knew I wanted to give it a try since I love black and white. Here is the inspiration piece

I love this pillow and so many things went through my head. On her blog you can click on the image and make it larger. When I did that I realized there was stitching on the pillow in a wavy design. With that I decided I wanted to do some kind of design on the background of my card to mimic the inspiration piece. I also had a set that I have had for several years and hardly ever used. I love the set but just didn’t ever have the chance to use it. I thought it would be perfect for my card. Here is what I came up with. What do you think? I know the background looks blue, but it really is white. The camera does funny things sometimes!

Stamps: Just Vine (retired), Faux Ribbon (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Basic Black, White Ink: White Craft Accessories: Ribbon (Michael’s)Check back later as I am going to work on the Mojo Monday sketch now. Thanks for looking and have a great afternoon!

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Well I blew it after all. I was supposed to used Sahara Sand on Monday as my color and I had picked Real Red to go with it. Needless to say I focused on the Real Red and forgot the Sahara Sand. To make up for it I used Sahara Sand in today’s card.

I had wanted to create a summer scene using flip flops or other summer wear. I needed the Adirondack chair and only had an embossing plate so I embossed it then sponged on some color to make it pop then cut it out. I wanted to use the Sahara Sand as the sand on the beach so I cut a piece and tore the edge. Then I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to stamp some flecks for dimension. I then needed water so I used Buckaroo Blue and tore the edge as I wanted the horizon to look like the waves on the ocean (I think I need to work on this as it looks like a huge wave getting ready to crash on the beach and wipe out the chair and umbrella 🙂 ). I then wanted to add some foam so it looked like the waves tumbling onshore and white caps so using a spong and white craft ink I played. Not bad, but I have seen others that were better. I then added my sun and sponged in the sky. The scene needed something on the right hand side so I thought about a beach umbrella. Again I did not have a stamp so I went looking at my punches and wondered if I could use the scallop punch to create it. I think it worked out nicely, what do you think? I masked the scallops and used Mellow Moss to sponge it. I then felt I needed some shells on the beach so I used Crab & company to make the starfish and clam shell. I added some birds in the sky and I was done. What do you think? I had fun playing!

Stamps: Crab & Company, Itty Bitty Backgrounds Paper: Barely Banana, Buckaroo Blue (last year’s in color), Sahara Sand, white Ink: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Buckaroo Blue, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Summer Sun, Whisper White Craft Accessories: Summer Sun – Cameo Coral – Basic Black markers, Lasting Impressions Beach Scene embossing template, stylus, white gel pen, sponges, dimensionals.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Kids Summer Stamp Camp

Candice’s Crafty Corner – Summer Stamp Camp Schedule

First Event June 23rd – 26th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Event July 21st – 24th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Third Event August 11th – 15th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Spark your child’s creative thinking. I will be hosting three Summer Stamp Camps at my home for children ages 8 and above. Drinks and snack will be provided. Parent’s you may drop off your child and go get some time in for yourself, or if you would like you can stay. These 3 events will all have different projects. Each camp is $40 and will be limited to 10 campers.

Each day your Stamp Camper will bring home a hand crafted project that they learned how to make that day. Deadline to sign-up for the first event is Wednesday, June 18th, July 16th for the second event, and August 6th for the third event.

———————————————————————————————————-Registration FormIf you have any questions, please email: [email protected] Or call (301) 862-3265

___June Camp ___July Camp ___August Camp

Campers Name: _______________________________

Campers Age: _________________________________

Parents Name: ________________________________

Contact #’s: __________________________________

e-mail address: ________________________________

Fee is $40 per person and is non-refundable do to the ordering of supplies. In the event that you can’t make it you may pass on to a friend or reschedule for a different date if the class is not full. Thank You!

*All classes will require a minimum of 5 campers.

Color Challenge Monday

Did you ever have one of those days where you had an idea and when you finished your idea was nothing like you had planned it? That is what happened with this card.

I had Real Red and any other colors I wanted to use. Since I hadn’t used the Loads of Love set in a while I thought it would be good to do the truck. I also missed using my Prismacolor pencils so I decided to color the truck using them.

I saw Amy’s sketch on Friday and knew it would be great for my card. Here is her sketch:

I stamped and colored the truck and added the dogs in the back. I was thinking this would be a good Father’s Day card. I have played with backgrounds similar to Kittie’s. (I love her backgrounds but she has so much more talent than I do.) So I used the card on her blog to create my background. Once the background was completed, I was then ready to put my card together.

Here is where things go awry. If you notice in the sketch there is a green strip that I decided I would make Real Red. It needed some texture so I used the truck and Real Red ink to stamp the truck all over the strip (it is hard for you to see but the truck is overlapped and double stamped all over the strip). I really struggled with how to put this together and include all the elements. I chose the Garden Green to make the piece behind the truck and as I am typing this and referring to the picture I realize I left off another layer with the square. Then I had to get the sentiment on the card. I knew the circle would be too big so I went with the small oval punch. I inked up “wishing” using a Garden Green marker and stamped it on white. I then cleaned the stamp really good and repeated inking up “you”. I was then able to punch out the oval. I have stamped “Happy Father’s Day” inside.
Well I am going to claim a case of “using the sketch as a starting point for my card”. Yeah that sounds good! Here is my card:

Stamps: Loads of Love, Watercolor minis (retired), Scenery Set (retired) Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, White Ink: Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Real Red, StazOn Black Accessories: Always Artichoke & Old Olive markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Odorless Mineral Spirits, sponges, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and Have a great evening!