Thursday, August 29, 2019

8/29/19 - ICC & PPC - Birthday Wishes

Today's card is combining two challenges - Paper Craft Crew & Inspire.Create.Challenge. When I saw the sketch, right away I want to use one of the newer stamp set but haven't inked much - Butterfly Wishes. I wanted to use the branch as a horizontal piece and still keep the circle. I didn't want the white panel to look to plain so I added another butterfly on the top. Finished off with some silver pearls and a cute sentiment. The whole piece is layer on top of a basic black and it really pops up the whole image. Hope you like the card today.

Challenge Used: Challenge#50, PCC349
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Wishes

Colors: Highland Park, Terracotta Tile, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede,  
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black,
Others: Dimensional, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Gold Pearls 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

8/28/19 - Freshly Made Sketch - Let's Celebrate You

Happy Hump Day - so much going on this week, first our AC broke down and now we have a water intrusion in the basement. Sigh..... But today's card is using Freshly Made Sketch. I wanted to use up some of my retired paper and then this really awesome stamp set from the current annual catalog - Check You Out! I decided to go with bright colors for this card and keep it true to the sketch and simple. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Challenge Used: FMS400
Stamp Sets: Check You Out

Colors: Calypso Coral, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Black
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Animal Expedition DSP (retired)
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Square Framelits, 

Monday, August 26, 2019

8/26/19 - PP456 - We're the Best of Friends

Another week and another challenge! Today's card is using The Paper Players Challenge. I saw two DT members used the Bird Ballard DSP and decided to do the same as well. I saw a card before just cutting out the flock of birds from one of the sheet in DSP and I decided to do that as well. The rest of the layout is pretty easy to put together. I cut out of branches from Animal Expedition Framelits and then finished it off with the Very Vanilla Trim. I really like how this card turn out, pretty simple and elegant. I hope you have a great week.

Challenge Used: PP456
Stamp Sets: Free as a Bird

Colors: Petal Pink
Paper: Whisper White, Bird Ballard DSP, Petal Pink,
Others: Dimensional, Very Vanilla 3/: Scalloped Lace Trim, Animal Friends Die, Stitched Shape Die,  

Friday, August 23, 2019

8/23/19 - CAS(E) this Sketch - It's Your Birthday

Happy Friday - I went to lunch with my mom and Hunter and now chilling at home on a wonderful, sunny Friday afternoon. Today's card is using CASE this Sketch. When I saw the sketch, I knew I want to use my new stamp set and the happy birthday sentiment. The coloring is done with Stampin' Blends and I think I still need more practice on perfecting it. The card is quick and easy, I probably spend the most time cutting out the walrus. Hope you like this card today!

Challenge Used: CTS#336
Stamp Sets: We'll Walrus be Friends

Colors: Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Basic Gray
Others: Dimensional, Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight), Lace Trim

Thursday, August 22, 2019

8/22/19 - FMS300 - Thanks Big Time

Today's card is using Freshly Made Sketch! I saw lots of DT cards and wanted to give it a try and this is what I came up with. I used the fun new stamp set and the retired Twinkle Twinkle DSP for this fun Thank You card. The coloring is using watercolor pencils with Blender Pens. Hope you like this card.

Challenge Used: FMS300
Stamp Sets: We'll Walrus be Friends

Colors: StazOn, Watercolor Pencils
Paper: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Coastal Cabana,
Others: Dimensional, Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils 

Monday, August 19, 2019

8/19/19 - Mojo Monday - Daisy Lane

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We spend some really awesome quality time together. On Saturday I took my mom/Hunter to Andersonville and visited the Vietnamese Town and had a blast. We also bought lots of yummy goodies home.
Today's card is using Mojo Monday's Sketch. I picked the Daisy Lane to use and paired it up with Bird Ballard DSP! I really love the soft colors of the DSP and the wonderful pattern. The card is quick and easy to make and straight forward to the sketch. Have a great week!

Challenge Used: #MOJOSKETCH521
Stamp Sets: Daisy Lane

Colors: Calypso Coral, Old Olive,
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink
Others: Dimensional 

Friday, August 16, 2019

8/16/19 - CTS#335 - I will Walrus be Your Frien

Happy Friday - today's card is using a new stamp that I just ordered and received. I've been eyeing this stamp set for awhile and  been debating if I should order it or not and finally take a plunge after seeing so many cute samples! I took a strip of whiser white and freely cut the wavy and then use the sponge with pool party to create this ocean wave in the background. I cut out the Walrus and put it on the dimension and finished it with a really cute sentiment. I hope you like this quick card today, you will definitely see more samples of this stamp set!

Challenge Used: CTS#335
Stamp Sets: We'll Walrus be Friends

Colors: Stazon, Basic Gray, Pool Party,
Paper: Whisper White, Basic  Gray,
Others: Sponge, Dimensional 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

8/13/19 - #GDP202 - Happy Birthday

Today's card is using Global Design Team Project. It's a really cute sketch and I couldn't wait to create a card with it. I decided to use one of my current favorite for the floral image and the paper is from Share What You Love DSP (last year). Instead of have the sentiment on the banner, I decided to put it on the bottom. I think I have a few birthday coming up so this will be a great one for it. Hope you like this card today.

Challenge Used: #GDP202
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Bouquet

Colors: Mossy Meadow, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, Share What You Love DSP,
Others: Linen Thread, Bouquet Bunches Dies

Monday, August 12, 2019

8/12/19 - #398 - Friend

Another Monday so another easier day for me to make a card for challenge. Today's card is with an oversea challenge called - INKSPIRE_me Challenge. Usually I am not too good with the color challenges so I just used the sketch instead. Each strip is at 3/4" by 2.5" but then I can only fit 5 DSP onto the card, so I think if I cut my pieces smaller, I will be able to fit 6 just like the sketch did. I used last year's DSP and paired it with Daisy Lane stamp set sentiment. I kept the layout pretty close and very simple.
I hope you like this quick cad I made today.  

Challenge Used: #398
Stamp Sets: Daisy Lane
Colors: Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, With All My Love DSP, Glimmer Paper (pink)
Others: Mini Heart Punch (retired), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls 

Friday, August 9, 2019

8/9/19 - FMS1 - Just a little note

Happy Friday - another wonderful sunny day here in Chicagoland. Today's card is using Freshly Made Sketch! I love this sketch and also love my Check You Out stamp set and decided to combine them together. I cut out both of the owl and the library check out note, as well as the book to put it on a layer of DSP, simple as that. And put a general sentiment of Just A Little Note. This stamp set is truly versatile and you can make so many cute cards with it, I can't wait to see what else I can come up with or get inspire from Pinterest. Hope you like this card today and have a wonderful weekend.

Challenge Used: FMS1
Stamp Sets: Check You Out

Colors: Soft Sea Foam, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay
Others: Markers, Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequin, Dimensional 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

8/7/19 - TSOT #420 - Congratulations

Happy Hump Day!!! Today's card is using Try Stampin' Or Not On Tuesday. I need to send a congratulations card to a friend whom recently gave birth to a baby girl and I think this card will be perfect for that. I colored in the Kangaroo with Crushed Curry Color Pencils with Blender Pens. And I pop it up with dimensional on the layer of the circle. Hope you like this quick and easy card I share today.

Challenge Used: TSOT #420
Stamp Sets: Animal Expedition

Colors: Soft Sea Foam
Paper: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Petal Pink
Others:  Circle Framelits, 

Monday, August 5, 2019

8/5/19 - CAS(E) This Sketch - Smile

Happy Monday - we had a great weekend spending time as a family. My mom also came yesterday to help out for a month with Hunter, which I am so grateful for. Today's card is using CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. I know it's hard to believe but Fall is actually just around the corner - since the demonstrator can start ordering from the Holiday Catalog. I used the Dasisy Lane Bundle and the leaf is from Daisy Delight. The paper is a retired DSP but I think they matched perfectly. I hope you enjoy this quick card today! Have a great week!

Challenge Used: CTS#333
Stamp Sets: Daisy Lane, Daisy Delight,

Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce
Paper: Whisper White, Nature Poem DSP, Soft Suede
Others:  Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Thursday, August 1, 2019

8/1/19 - TSOT416 - Love What You Do

Today is August 1st and the card I created today is using Try Stampin' On Tuesday card sketch. I think I cut both of the squares too big so it looks a little funny, they should be smaller than (2.5 x 2.5). I used the With All My Love DSP from the last occasion catalog and it was suppose to be for Valentines but as you can see here, it's very versatile. I kept the card true to the card and pretty simple. I hope you enjoy the card today!

Challenge Used: TSOT419
Stamp Sets: Love What You Do

Colors: Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick
Paper: Whisper White, With All My Love DSP, Petal Pink
Others:  Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins