Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Doug Calendar 2014







I wanted to create a calendar for my brother's family.... as a thank you for all those times he has opened his home to us when we have traveled home.  I wanted to create the pages with our trip to Universal Studios in May 2012, but wanted to keep the pages simple.  I really am amazed at how beautiful this calendar looks!  It is simple....yet very elegant!  I know my brother and his wife will love it!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Background Paper - Textured Cardstock (Basic Black)
Embellishments - Simple Snapshots (leaves) and (flowers - one recolored Pink Passion)
Stamp Brush Set - Decorative Overlays (Basic Gray)


Here is my completed scrapbook page for the October Digi-Scrap Progressive Challenge.  You may view the beginning of the challenge here: 
(Each week, in the month of October, we were asked to complete a few tasks. After the 4th week, you will have completed a scrapbook page).

Currently, I am working on pages for our 2014 calendar.  Here's October.... our anniversary month!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background Paper - My Sweet Pea DSP #29
Punch - Square (My Sweet Pea DSP #16,#25, #35); Scallop Square (Pumpkin Pie)
Stamp Brush Set - Paradise Found (leaves - Old Olive; banner - Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron; words - Chocolate Chip); Oh, Whale (water spray - Pumpkin Pie)
Embellishment - Flower Brad (So Saffron); Grosgrain Ribbon (Tempting Turquoise); Paradise Found (hibiscus - recolored Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise)
Font - Lucinda Calligraphy (So Saffron and Chocolate Chip)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Best of Gardens - FCC20


The Fusion Card Challenge really intrigued me, so I thought to give it a try.  They provide a photo and a sketch....and you decide to use either one or both in the design of your card.  I chose to do both with my card.  How'd I do?  I LOVE how it came out!  Thanks for the inspiration Fusion!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Secret Garden, Best of Greetings
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Scallop Circle's #2 Die, Woodgrain TIEF

Flurry Message - CTS50


I love the simple elegance that I created using the sketch from Cas(e) This Sketch Challenge (CTS50). You may view the challenge here: http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2013/10/case-this-sketch-challenge-50.html

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Festive Flurry, Many Merry Messages (retired)
Paper - Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink - Marina Mist, Midnight Muse
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones

Festive Season - JAI187


I'm back in my craft room....working on a few more Christmas cards.  I used a sketch that I saw on Just Add Ink (JAI187), and you can view the challenge here: 

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Festive Flurry, Star-Studded Season (retired)
Paper - Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Accessories - Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Summer Blossoms

I just love fall colors, so creating this card was such a joy! It's for a wonderful Stampin' Up! friend for her birthday that was in September (so sorry that it was late, but better late then missing it all together!).

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Perfectly Penned, Summer Silhouettes, Stippled Blossoms
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Naturals White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Grosgrain Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie), dimensionals

Friday, October 4, 2013

Frosted Flurries - FTL261

Creating another Christmas card!  I used the sketch found on the Clean & Simple Blog.  You may view the challenge here (as well as all the other cards created with the sketch): http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/2013/10/261.html
Thank you!

Two notes to mention as I created this card.  After die-cutting the snowflake.... I noticed it blended too much into the background piece.  So, I used a marker (Smoky Slate) to trace around the edges of the snowflake to make it more defined.  I used only a portion of the sentiment (the word 'Peace') using a marker (Basic Black).

Not sure if I like how heavy this card is with the 3 snowflake embellishments though.... it'll definitely be a hand delivered card rather than a mailed one.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Festive Flurry, Calm Christmas
Paper - Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Festive Flurry Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, glue dots, dimensionals

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Shelli's Expression

I wanted to create a get well card for my wonderful Grandma.  She is in the ICU right now with pneumonia.  She's 96 years old and an lovely lady.
I saw Kimberly Marie Miller's card on Stampin' Connection, and thought I'd use her layout to create a card of my own.  Thanks Kimberly!
Here is her card:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Best of Shelli, Express Yourself
Paper - Midnight Muse, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon (Basic Black), glue dots

Best of Expression


I used two wonderful challenges to create my retirement card for my Mom.  Thanks for the inspiration! 
The first is a sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch (CTS48).  You may view their blog and the challenge here: http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2013/10/case-this-sketch-48.html

The second is from Dynamic Duos (DD72) and their color challenge of Primrose Petals and Blushing Bride.  You may view their blog and the challenge here: http://thedynamicduoschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/09/dd72-get-your-pink-on.html

Thanks so much for taking the time to see my card!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Best of Flowers, Express Yourself
Paper - Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Ink - Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Corner Round Punch

My card was chosen, along with a few others as Honorable Mentions in the Dynamic Duos Challenge!  So happy to be among all that lovely talent!  Thanks Haley for picking my card.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Festive Reminder - FMS105


When I saw Dawn Easton's card, created for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (FMS105).... I fell in love with her layout (as well as the sketch from Freshly Made Sketch blog).  You may view all the cards created with the sketch here: http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2013/09/freshly-made-sketches-105-sketch-by.html

Thanks for the inspiration Freshly Made Sketches and Dawn!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Festive Flurry, Remembering Your Birthday
Paper - Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo, Soft Sky
Accessories - Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Snow Burst TIEF, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, glue dots

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