Color Challenge Monday

Yeah, it’s Color Challenge Monday! Candice and I really love picking colors. I think we need to challenge outselves and work outside the box. What do you think of us picking colors for the other person. It could present some interesting cards.
For today’s colors I was to use Summer Sun and pick some other colors. When I started planning this I saw a card that had used a wheel to create a design down the left hand side of the card. I took it a step further and decided to use the wheel on a piece of cardstock to create the look of a ribbon down the side. From there I determine where to put the image and then by looking at the sketch I knew it needed a ribbon across the bottom. I had this ribbon that I wanted to layer on top of a satin or grosgrain but even with all the ribbon I have I did not have a color to match Summer Sun (those of you who have seen my craft room with all my ribbon boxes will find that hard to believe). So I decided to use a thin strip of cardstock and attach my ribbon to that. Here is what I came up with.

Stamps: Friendship Blooms, One of a kind Paper: Lavendar Lace, Rose Red, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi, white Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Forever Flowers wheel, wheel handle, ribbon (actually knitting yarn, they have some cool yarn that makes great fiber ribbon for cards – I got it at Michael’s), sticky tape, dimensionals

So Candice, are you up for the challenge of picking each other’s colors? Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Shower Gift

One of my friends asked me to help her with a bridal shower gift, she came over last night and we worked on the project. We used the Tie the Knot Simply Scrappin’ Kit to make 26 different Thank You Notes (the pictures below only shows 10 of the cards). We covered this great tin that she got at the dollar store, all the cards and the envelopes fit perfectly in the tin. I hope her friend really likes her gift.


I hope you enjoy what we came up with. Thanks for stopping by.

Candice 😉

Sketch Saturday!

Here is another Sketch from Beate’s Weekend Sketch (WSC47)! Another great one, I really enjoy them. Hope you all have a GREAT Saturday and to all you Moms, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!! When I made the original card I just thought it needed more so I stamped the flowers from One of a Kind and punched them out “WHAT A DIFFERENCE”!!!




Stamp Set: One of a Kind Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Only Orange, Old Olive, White, and DSP Summer Picnic Ink: Only Orange and Old Olive Accessories: Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch and Ribbon.

Candice 😉

Stop to Smell the Flowers

Here is something simple and sweet, we made this one at my last home workshop. Just in case you girls were wondering I will be doing a June show on the 6th I will send out an update e-mail this week.

I hope everyone is having a Wonderful Week, if anyone doesn’t know this is Teacher Appreciation Week, so I am sending out to ALL you Teachers a huge Thank you for all the hard work you do. Yesterday we had a luncheon for the teachers so I also have to send out a Thanks to the volunteers who helped in making it a success.

Stamp Set: Year after Year Ink: Real Red Card Stock: Real Red and White Accessories: Hardware, Red Gingham Ribbon, Real Red Marker, Glorious Green Marker, and Crafters’ Tool Kit.
Thanks for stopping by.
Candice 😉

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

I read quite a few blogs each day. I use them for inspiration and to learn new “tricks of the trade” (that is where I found out about the glitter gel pens you all wanted). Nicole at capturethemoment had a release of some of her new stamps and paper. She created this absolutely beautiful card. I just love the yellow color also. On Julie’s blog she used Stampin’ Up supplies to recreate Nicole’s card. I wanted to see how easy/hard it would be so I gave it a try.
I really like Nicole’s card, it just screamed elegant. I wanted my card to mimic that elegant look. I pulled out my cardstock samples and decided to use Pale Plum to make my card. Other than a few things I learned (you need to stagger your background image, how to improvise if you don’t have satin ribbon to match your cardstock, finding a focal image if you don’t have the one on the original card) the card was fun to make. Let me know if I achieved the elegant look of Nicole’s card.

Stamp: Baroque Motifs Paper: Pale Plum, white Ink: Versmark Accessories: Prima flowers (Target $1 spot), Pale Plum brads, white satin ribbon, Crafter’s Took Kit, clear embossing powder, heat gun

Thanks for looking and have a great day!