Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Eclectic Beauty - SCCSC120


I created this card for the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC120). This is a hybrid card....incorporating My Digital Studio software (MDS).
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Curly Cute, Eclectic Overlays (MDS)
Paper - Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Ink - Early Espresso, Soft Suede (MDS)
Accessories - Satin Ribbon (Early Espresso), Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Labels Collection Framelits

Bitty Thoughts - SCCSC119


Back in my crafting area after a week of fun and sun in Florida on our vacation! It's great to have a chance to use my new crafting supplies from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up Catalog (like the Bitty Banners Framelits and the new In-Colors). These will be available June 1st.

I decided to play with a sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection...and since I'm always in need of 'Thinking of You' cards....this was a perfect fit.  I did use a retired stamp set in this card, but the sentiment and image were what I was looking for.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper - Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories - Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Walk in the Park -SQSC38

I created this amazing card with My Digital Studio software, and this great inspiring sketch from Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC38).  You can view all the cards created with this sketch here: http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/05/sqsc-38.html

I printed the elements on Whisper White cardstock and added the brads before matting and adhering to the cardstock.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Fabulous Phrases (MDS)
Paper - Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink - Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Whisper White (all MDS)
Embellishments - Walk in the Park II elements (MDS), Brads (Basic Gray)
Punches - Labels Collection (MDS)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Thoughtful Dreams - SCCSC118

What a lovely sketch today from Stampin' Connection (SCCSC118). This is a great sketch for a masculine card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Loving Thoughts
Paper - Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy DSP
Ink - Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Brads (Basic Black), hole punch, dimensionals, Labels Collection Framelits

Monday, May 7, 2012




One of my customers wanted some notecards made of Dragonflies. I created several for her to choose from.... and she chose the three you see here.  The "Thank-You" one.... is the card I added thanking her for ordering from me.

I wasn't getting a consistent stamped image with the Inspired By Nature "grass" stamp, so I decided to use My Digital Studio (MDS) to print the grass. I created the rest after printing.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets - Inspired By Nature (MDS), Bugs and Kisses, Just Believe
Paper - Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke (MDS), Old Olive (MDS)
Accessories - Blender Pen, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, sponge daubers, Illuminating Smooch Pearlized Ink
Technique - Masking, Dry Embossing

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Slam Dunk Star - SQSC37

When I saw this sketch from Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge (SQSC37)... I was a bit intimidated with it. I started thinking flowers and butterflies, but whatever I tried...it just didn't look right. So, I set the sketch aside and tried to come up with a card for my nephew (who is turning 16 this year). He is so into sports (baseball, football, basketball.... you name it...he's tried out for it).

While working in My Digital Studio (MDS), along with the sports-minded stamps that are available, I started with the basketball... and then followed with the sentiment.  Then it dawns on me...that I could definitely use the sketch with this card! Whoo-hoo! I was so excited. 

If you'd like to view all the cards created with this sketch..... hop on over to Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge Website here: http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/05/sqsc-37.html

Everything on this card is from My Digital Studio. After I printed it on Old Olive paper, I used the Simply Scored tool to make the three lines and then mounted it on Navy cardstock.
Thanks for looking

Stamp sets - Slam Dunk (MDS), Sporting (MDS)
Paper - Old Olive, Night of Navy
Ink - Pumpkin Pie (MDS), Night of Navy (MDS), Basic Black (MDS)
Accessories - Simply Scored tool

Beautiful Overlays

I had purchased the Eclectic Overlays for My Digital Studio (MDS), but have not used it within my scrapbook pages as yet.  Then, I thought, WHY, wait for a scrapbook page.... I could use it in a card.
So I printed the Circle Overlay in Island Indigo on Whisper White paper. After printing I colored the frame and flowers in Baja breeze with my blender pen to get a softer look.

Stamp sets - Curly Cute, Eclectic Overlays (MDS)
Paper - Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Ink - Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo (in MDS)
Accessories - Grosgrain Ribbon (Rich Razzleberry), Basic Rhinestones, Big Shot, Lattice Square Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, glue dots, blender pen

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Owl Celebrate -HSSCC116

The Color Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSSCC116) is so cute and girly! Although, not all my nieces appreciate these colors....there are a few who LOVE them! So, with Lauren in mind... who is turning 9 this year.... I created this card for her! AND....I got inspiration from pinterest to add hearts to the balloons too.

The card is actually a hybrid.... using My Digital Studio (MDS) for the balloons, ribbon and sentiment. The rest was added after printing.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Big Bold Birthday (MDS), Piece-of Cake (MDS)
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink - Pool Party, Regal Rose, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette (all in MDS)
Accessories - Two Step Owl Punch
Embellishments - Taffeta Trimmings (all in MDS...Pool Party, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette)

Flourishing Wings

A few of my nieces are not fans of pink/purple combinations of color, so... with looking at the Colour Q Challenge (CQC135) along with the Stampin Connection Challenge (SCCSC117) I was able to come up with a card that I believe my niece will love! I used Riding Hood Red instead of Ruby Red, and I got rid of the layered box underneath my butterflies (it looked to busy with it).
You can view all the projects created with the Colour Q Challenge here: http://colourq.blogspot.com/2012/05/colourq-challenge-135.html
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set - Well Scripted
Paper - So Saffron, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Grosgrain Ribbon (Early Espresso), Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Flourish Texture Plate

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