Celebrating You - FabFri49

Celebrating You - FabFri49

Today's card was inspired by the fun sketch challenge over at the Fab Friday challenge blog:

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I built the color scheme around one of the fun prints in the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper Collection. It's such a bright print that I was a bit nervous to use it, but I relied on white space to balance the brightness out.

Celebrating You - FabFri49

Celebrating You - FabFri49

The Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder as well as the layers of Tangerine Tango and Blushing Bride card stock add interest without overpowering the card. I heat embossed part of the sentiment in Crushed Curry and the other part is stamped in Tangerine Tango. Several layers of Baker's Twine cover the seam on the card. After I tied the knot, I frayed the ends with my Paper Piercer. I loved the finished look!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stop by again soon!

Shades of Blue - CTS#72

Shades of Blue - CTS#72

Hello there! I was away at a Stampin' Up! retreat this weekend and learned so much! Not just from the presentations (which were fantastic) but also from the other demonstrators who attended. And of course, I truly enjoyed the bonding times with other Pals! Now it's time to make a plan and put some things into action!

This simple card was inspired by the CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge and a wonderful ombre color combination by fellow Pal Kerry Willard Bray over at Peonies and Paper Chains:

I wanted a full row of each color so I modified the sketch so I could have four rows of the graduated colors. I used Core-dinations cardstock to include texture and then sanded the smaller blossoms to help them pop of the bottom layer just a bit. I used Candy Dots for the flowers' centers, starting with Whisper White and then working down the colors so that just the sentiment would be wholly Night of Navy.

The hardest part was lining them up!

I would love to hear what you think of my project today :)

Thank so much for stopping by!

Clean and Simple Saturday - Feeling Blue

Happy Saturday to you! Today's card was inspired by something on saw on Pinterest (perhaps) but I can't find it again to give credit. I just loved the way this flower blossom stamp from the Petal Parade stamp set frames the sentiment.

I stamped the flower in Bermuda Bay and used a piece of coordinating cardstock behind it to help it pop off the card. The sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo.

And of course, we need a little sparkle! I lightly went over the stamped image with Dazzling Details, I just love the way it shines!

So there you have it. Two stamps, two colors, and a bit of sparkle. The choices to change it up to personalize for the occasion or the recipient are endless! The stamp set Petal Parade is free with any $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration!

Enjoy your weekend and thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!

Stampin' Supplies:

Flutterby Thanks - PPA167 Color Challenge

My first order of business is to thank the Design Team over at Pals Paper Arts for choosing my submission as a Pals Paper Arts Pick winner last week! I am thrilled and humbled that they liked my work! Please click here to view all the winners! Thanks so much!


The color challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts challenge seemed very soft and delicate to me:

so that's what I went with:


I wanted everything soft so I chose to sand the Pistachio Pudding Core'dinations cardstock, the lovely Designer Series Paper from the Venetian Romance series, as well as the Coastal Cabana Core'dinations cardstock butterfly. I also sponged the Crumb Cake card base with Crumb Cake ink to soften the edges.

The sentiment is one of four in the Four You stamp set and was stamped in Pistachio Pudding to keep the look soft. I used the Elegant Butterfly Punch to punch the large butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly punch to punch the small one. They coordinate beautifully! I punched the small butterfly from one of the patterned papers in the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper and then used the new White Stampin' Chalk Marker to color it in and then wiped some of the ink away, revealing the natural pattern in the paper. I love this look! I also used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker to draw faint stitching lines around the edge of the Pistachio Pudding layer. The effect is very subtle, but I like it and I think this marker is a must have on everyone's list :)

I snipped a random length of Linen Thread and wrapped it loosely around my fingers and attached it to the card with a glue dot. I didn't even trim the ends! A small length of washi tape from the Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape trio adheres everything to the card base and one lone rhinestone adds the perfect finishing detail.

I am enjoying the fact that this card reminds me of a Polaroid photo from my childhood, I am seeing that look everywhere! Soft, delicate and feminine...what do you think? Does it work?

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Four You (130538)

Paper: Crumb Cake (120953) Cardstock; Pistachio Pudding (131294), Coastal Cabana (131297) Core'dinations Cardstock, Natural Composition Specialty (126917) and Venetian Romance (130144) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pistachio Pudding (131177), Crumb Cake (126975) Classic Stampin' Pad; White Stampin' Chalk Marker (132133)

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stamping Sponges (101610)

Embellishments: Linen Thread (104199), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (132155)

Thanks for stopping by!