Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time Out Reminder

Hi everyone!  It's been a little quiet here on the ol' blog!  I've been on vacation in sunny Huatulco, Mexico!  This was the view of sunrise from our room...absolutely fabulous!
Anyway, since I've been frolicking on the beach, I've been behind on my crafting but I did want to remind you that the current Time Out challenge, Rock Around the Clock, is still going on!  You can find it here.
Hope you can join us!
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Just Us Girls #281 - Color Week

Hi everyone!  I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls this week, and it's Color Week!  I've chosen a fun color palette that I hope you'll enjoy too!
Here's a close up of the colors.
Perfect color for little girls room . And if you had a boy first and used these blues, so easy to add pink/peach accent colors - no need to repaint which means money saved!
Here's what I came up with.  For the beige, I chose to use kraft card stock.  Then I took inspiration from that pillow on the left.  I embossed the navy card stock with Versamark and liquid platinum embossing powder.  That powder is just so pretty!  The flowers on the one pillow reminded me of this dahlia image, so I stamped it in regal rose and navy.  I added some silver pearls to the center of the flower.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest on these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia, Delightful Dahlia Additions, Background Basics: Retro (PTI)
Paper:  Kraft, night of navy, recollections white
Ink:  Versamark, night of navy, regal rose
Accessories:  Delightful Dahlia dies, liquid platinum embossing powder, silver pearls, dimensionals


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Just Us Girls #280 - Trend Week

Hello friends!  It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls, and Ina has chosen to have us use burlap on our creations! How fun!
I made a burlap flower.  My friend and DT member, Cheryl, purchased some at Michael's on one of our shopping trips.  This is that burlap!  I made a tag with this sentiment and buffalo die cut that I purchased at my LSS, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.  I used a new stencil I got there too from Memory Box with some texture paste. 
I used this tag from the Tag You're It! challenge as my inspiration.  That buffalo was sitting on my table and I just thought it was a good fit!
You can see more from our design team and guest on these blogs.
Stamps:  Greetings (Buffalo Stamps and Stuff)
Paper:  Scallop tag cards (The Papercut)
Ink:  Memento rich cocoa
Accessories:  Burlap, Beautiful Blooms II #3 die (PTI), Prima Donna Petals die (MFT), scraped paint stencil (Memory Box), texture paste (Ranger), glitter dot, ribbon, floss, hole punch, Buffalo die cut


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge #10 - White on White

This week's challenge over at Christmas Card Challenge blog is white on white.  In all the years I've been stamping, I don't think I've ever done a completely white card.  Always a first time for everything!

I pulled out a new die set I just got this week.  I love this little village set.  I die cut it from white cardstock and then backed it with some saffron cardstock to make it look like lights inside the buildings.  I arranged them around some stitched snow drifts.  I stenciled the background with a falling snow stencil and some texture paste.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum and made into a banner.  I attached it with a button threaded with some twine.
You can see more beautiful cards on these blogs.
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
   Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Have an ICE Day (Sugar Pea Designs)
Paper:  Recollections white, so saffron
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Village die (SSS), stitched snow drifts (MFT), falling snow stencil (SSS), texture paste (Ranger), Wink of Stella, button, twine, dimensionals



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Just Us Girls #279 - Word Week

Hi everyone!  LOVE is in the air at Just Us Girls!  It's Word Week and the word Cheryl chose is
Easy-peasy!  I got this My Favorite Things set from my LSS (Buffalo Stamps and Stuff) a few weeks ago and it was perfect for what I needed to create for this challenge.  I also found this washi tape in my collection and matched up the inks to the hearts on it.  I doubled up the tape to make a thicker border.  The baker's twine is covering up the seam.  I like how the balloon strings are still visible through the washi.  All the hearts have Wink of Stella shimmer on them, so they are really shimmery in real life.  Sequins just seem to always add that special something, don't they?   
I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout.
You can see more from the DT and our new Guest Designer on these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Heart Balloons (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Bubblegum, pale tomato, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Washi tape, baker's twine, sequins, Wink of Stella shimmer, corner rounder


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Time Out #23 - CASE with a Twist

Hi everyone!  We have a new challenge going on over on the Time Out blog.

This week we are CASEing this lovely card by Kylie and putting our own twist on it.
I loved her layout and the tag...I LOVE tags!!  I just took the Clean & Simple 4 class over at Online Card Classes last week and the background I created was one they taught.  I've seen this done before, but never tried it.  When I saw the inspiration card, I thought it would be a great way to put my twist on the background.  I also added some double-sided tape and glitter on the horizontal stripe.  The dark flowers were white before I added some Picked Raspberry ink directly to it.  The rest is pretty self-explanatory.  I needed a sympathy card for some good friends whose mom just passed on.  I love this sentiment.
We have a guest for this challenge....Sarah!  Stop by the Time Out blog to see her card and the rest of the DT.  Some really pretty cards this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers (SU)
Paper:  Recollections white, pink pirouette, certainly celery
Ink:  Spun sugar, picked raspberry distress inks; Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Upsy daisy die (MFT), Tag sale #8 die (PTI), Clustered leaves die (SSS), Martha Stewart glitter, ribbon, floss, star dust stickles, sequins, dimensionals



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