Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Birthday Dinos!

Hello! Happy Wednesday! I have a fun kids birthday card for you today. I decided to use the colors from the Fancy Friday blog hop last week. I've been using these blog hops/challenges as inspiration for me to get stamping. It's easier for me to start with some kind of sketch, color challenge, etc. I have a bunch of new stamps that I want to play with but sometimes I just sit there and stare not knowing what I want to do. So these challenges help quicken that process, haha!

Anyway, the color theme was Emerald Envy, Night of Navy and Pool Party. Aren't these great colors. To me this made me want to bring out an old favorite, No Bones About It. (Even though I have plenty of new sets waiting to be used!)

I stamped the dinos in Pool Party first and then stamped their bones in Night of Navy. The leaves in the corner were stamped in Emerald Envy and the foot prints were stamped in Sahara Sand. The background DSP is from Pick a Pattern DSP (Emerald Envy) and Picture Perfect Party DSP (Pool Party). I also added some glitter paper from the Myths and Magic glimmer paper. A birthday card needs some kind of glitter right?! I finished off the card with some metallic stars and silver baker's twine.

Aren't these dinos just the cutest with those party hats? Who wouldn't want to party with these guys? :)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Global Design Project #126 - Amazing Flowers

Hello! Is that spring outside I feel?? Over here on the east coast we’ve had 2 days teasing us that spring is here. But I think it will be short lived as it’s supposed to get cold and rainy again tomorrow. Oh well I’m enjoying it now while I can. It also inspired my card today. I wanted to use some bright springy colors. I decided to play along again with this week’s Global Design Project challenge. I love the sketch this week. And I’m super excited to say that I was picked as the winner from last week’s color challenge! Woo hoo!!

Since I won, I get to be a guest designer for next month’s color challenge. I can’t wait!

Here is the sketch for this week’s challenge.

This is the card that I came up with.

I used the Sale-a-bration set called Amazing You along with the Celebrate You thinlits. These are such great items that you can get for FREE!! Another perk is that the thinlits will carry over into the new annual catalog. You definitely need to take advantage of that.

I stamped the sunburst image onto Shimmery white card stock with Peekaboo Peach ink. I stamped the flower twice. Once in Pear Pizazz ink and then once in black memento ink so I could color the flower with the Stampin’ Blends. I colored the flower with the Pink Pirouette markers and the Light Calypso Coral marker. They were both cut out and glued to the oval stitched shape.

I die cut the leaves in Pear Pizazz (which I haven’t used in FOREVER!) using the Petal Palette thinlits. Those were then glued to the Powder Pink cardstock. I used Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the sentiments. Isn’t the amazing die cut truly amazing?!??! I just love that font. The finishing touches were some pearls and silver baker’s twine. I just love how fun and springy this card is.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Global Design Project #125 - Petal Palette Color Challenge

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I was actually able to get a little crafting in this weekend so that was nice. It helped brighten up the dreary rainy weekend we had here. And then today I had a chance to play along with the color challenge at Global Design Project.

The color challenge is Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Dapper Denim. This was definitely a challenge for me. These are not colors I use all that often separately, let alone together. But that’s the fun thing about a challenge, it gets you out of your comfort zone.

So I decided to work with the Petal Palette stamp set. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet and I thought now was the time. J I stamped the flower image and colored it in using the Melon Mambo watercolor pencils. Since the Blends have come out, my poor watercolor pencils got pushed aside. I forgot how much I love them too. They are so easy to work with. I quickly colored the flower in with the Melon Mambo pencil and used my blender pen to make it look prettier. The leaves were colored with the Daffodil Delight pencil and a touch of Old Olive. I also used the Daffodil Delight pencil and blender pen on the circle die cut behind the flower. That way it wasn’t such a stark white behind the flower but it wasn’t a super bright yellow circle either.

I also used some Dapper Denim DSP from the Color Theory paper stack for the background. This DSP does not get used all that often but I do really like that ombre piece. The finishing touches to the card is some Very Vanilla lace trim and Glitter Enamel dots.

I hope you try the color challenge too.

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

January Swap - Valentine's Day

Hello! It's almost Friday! Woo hoo! I am ready for the weekend, even though we don't have anything really planned this weekend. I'm hoping to get some crafty time in. Last weekend was a little busy so I'm looking forward to a break this weekend. But last weekend I held my first kids card class so that was fun! I had 15 kids!! Which was a tad more than I was expecting for my first time but it was good. Some of the parents helped their children which also helped me as well.

Here is a picture of the setup at the cute little shop in a nearby town and the projects the kids the made.

This is the creative changes the kids made to their cards. They did a great job! I can't wait to plan my next class!

While on the valentine's theme, I'm going to share my swaps that I created for my monthly swap group. As you can guess our theme was Valentine's day. I wanted to show that you don't necessarily need a Valentine's stamp set for a Valentine's card. I wanted to search through sets I already had to create something and the Ribbon of Courage set worked perfectly!

What a bright and fun set of cards! The Painted Love DSP from the Occasions catalog is awesome! I think I may have mentioned that in earlier posts but I just love this stuff!

I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink onto Powder Pink cardstock. Then I stamped the heart image in Calypso Coral on Calypso Coral cardstock. This was all layered on Rich Razzleberry card stock along with the Painted Love DSP. I would have never thought to put these colors together but they work great. I die cut 2 hearts with the coordinating framelits from the DSP. Then I finished off the card with half a doily, a strip of gold foil paper and some sequins. Love me some sequins! :)

I hope you enjoyed these fun swaps!

Thanks for stopping by!