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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Seize the Birthday.....Butterfly

Happy Thursday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card using some of my new sneak peek goodies!

I am really loving this hostess set called Floral Wings, I have to admit I was a bit late jumping onto the bandwagon with the butterflies, but once I got my hands on those Butterflies Thinlits dies, it was all over.

This Floral Wing set is so pretty and I paired it with some new DSP this is from the Bohemian pack, The colors ......oh my!!!

I stamped the butterfly with some Rich Razzleberry ink onto whisper white and the flowers on the inside of the butterfly are made with the new in color Delightful Dijon and Old Olive for the leaves.
I fussy cut out the butterfly ad the die cut the Butterfly over the top using some vellum cardstock.

The base of the card is Rich Razzleberry and both of the DSP's are from the Bohemian pack.

I added a bit of bling by using some of the glimmer paper.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate Today stamp set.

I am linking this card at Seize the Birthday for their Anything Goes Birthday:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin!!!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Card Concept......Hello

Happy Wednesday Peeps!

I am excited to announce that I was asked to join The Card Concept design team.

If you are not familiar with this challenge here it is in a nutshell, 
 bi-weekly challenge with 12 designers featuring 6 different styles:
Clean and Simple (CAS)
Clean and Layered
Clean and Graphic
Freestyle Collage
Shabby Chic
Classy & Elegant.

I am one of the Classy & Elegant style designers.

This week we are serving up cupcakes and your inspiration is:

I was inspired by of course the colors and the texture in the cupcake liners.
I started with a base of white and then a layer of  Wild Wasabi and then another layer of white that I embossed with the Woodgrain EF.

I added a white doily and then I cut a butterfly with one of the awesome Butterfles Thinlits, LOVE those so much
I then cut out four white spiral flowers and roiled them up. they are added to the card with glue dots.
I punched a few leaves using the Bird Builder punch and tucked them around. I used Wild Wasabi for the leaves.
The sentiment is stamped with Versamark onto some black cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment comes from the Hello December stamp set, which is retired, I think, but I LOVE this little "hello"

Finished my butterfly off with a few basic rhinestones.
Be sure and head over to the Card Concept Blog to be inspired by the rest of the design teams.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Stampin!!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the new Hostess set called Best Thoughts.
This is my favorite new set, so far!!

I really love this flower and I love coloring it!!
I hope you all don't get tired of seeing it, cos I am sure it will make an apperance every so often here on the ol blog!!!

I stamped the flower image onto some water color paper with Black Stazon ink. I then colored with my aqua painter and ink pads. I used the new Watermelon Wonder and Garden Green for the leaves.
I shaded around the flower image using some Soft Sky ink. 

The sentiment comes from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.
The base of the card is Crumb Cake and then take note of the pretty DSP, both pieces, they are from the Neutrals stack. See that little banner at the top, that paper, oh the handwriting on it. I will be hoarding that paper for sure, hence the little banner, I don't want to use it all up too fast!!! LOL!!!
The piece behind the image is some of the new Watermelon Wonder card stock.
You guys are gonna swoon over this!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Happy Stampin!!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sweet Sunday....Birthday Cupcake

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

It is time for a new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!

Here is the fun sketch this week:

I just got my new Stampin Up pre-order this week so I decided that the circle element in the sketch would be perfect for a cupcake from the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set.
This set has a matching punch and it is all soooooo fun!!!

I started my card with a base of my go to Crumb Cake card stock. I seem to gravitate towards this card stock more and more. 
I then used a layer of white AND then next up is some fun NEW DSP called Cherry on Top.
It comes in a 6 x 6 pad. LOVE!!!
I used one of the finishing edgelits  die(I think it is retired) to cut my curve edged.
I slipped another piece of the Cherry on Top DSP under the top layer and decided to round the bottom corners. I know I'm a!

I made the cupcake by stamping the base with Early Espresso ink onto some Early Espresso cardstock.
I hand cut out this bottom piece and then used the punch to punch out the sparkly "frosting" to my cupcake using some glitter paper.
I stamped the candle and colored it and fussy cut it out and added it to the frosting. 
The cupcake is added to the circle element with some dimensionals,
The sentiment comes for the new Build a Birthday stamp set. 
I finished up my card with a few silver sequins.

Be sure and head over to the Sweet Sunday Blog
 to see what the rest of the girls did with this fun sketch

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges.....Sending Wishes

Happy Saturday Peeps!!

Time for a new challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges. This week Barbara, our challenge hostess this month, has a "green" challenge for us:

May's birthstone is the emerald. Let your project strongly feature the color green this week. Any shade of green will do as long as it is the main color on your project.

I decided to pull out a neglected green (in my stash anyway). I do love the pretty mint color of this green, Pistachio Pudding. This is a retiring color and I wanted to use up some of my stash!

I used some of the Neutrals white card stock for my main image panel. I stamped the leaf from the Stampin Up Kinda Eclectic stamp set directly on the base and once onto some scrap to cut out and add over the piece. 
I stamped a flower from the Petite Flowers in daffodil Delight and used the matching punch to punch it out. Love that the punch works so well with this set and makes it a quick process to get a flower cut out!
I stamped a butterfly and cut it out to add to my piece at the top corner.
The sentiment comes from the Butterfly Basics set and is stamped with Black Memento ink.
I added some DSP from the Typeset pack to the edges of my main panel and add the piece to the base with some dimensionals.

Here is a peek at the inside :

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog to soak up some more "Green" goodness!

Happy Stampin!!!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Just For You.......Floral Wings

Happy Friday Peeps!!!

Today is the start of the much awaited (for many) kick off of the Summer. 
It is a big three day weekend, Memorial Day Weekend. Not for me, I work,, but will be off most of Sunday, working a very early shift, and all day Monday, so let's get it going!!!

I wanted to share with you this card I made using my new Stampin Up goodies
this set was at the top of my list, it is a new Hostess only set called Floral Wings.

I knew right away that I wanted to use the Hardwood BG stamp and run the vines up the side.
I used one of the new incolors for my base and for the BG piece. It is the new Tip Top Taupe. I LOVE this color and can see a new love affair starting!!
I stamped the Hardwood BG using the Tip Top Taupe ink.
I then used another new incolor, CucumberCrush to stamp the vines.

The flowers are stamped with another new incolor Watermelon Wonder. I fussy cut them out and added them around the vines.

The Butterfly is stamped ontos some Whisper White with Crumb Cake ink. 
I used the same colors for the flowers and leaves as I did for the vine and flowers.
The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White with Watermelon and I hand cut the ends and curled it a bit.
I added the sentiment to the base with some dimensionals.
I added some rhinestones down the center of the butterfly and to the flower centers.
Love the feel and the look of the colors of this card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches......Birthday Wishes

Happy Thursday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing another card I made yesterday while playing with my new catalog goodies!

This one uses the sketch challenge this week on the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

I was excited to see this new stamp set available to us in the Sneak Peek, 
it is called Build a Birthday and I had been wanting a set with candles! 
You can use the candles turned sideways to build a cake or stack of presents.
 So many possibilities with this set.

I, of course, had to make some candles first up. I stamped my candles ontos some scrap whisper white using Bermuda Bay and two of the new incolors, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.
I fussy cut them out and set them aside to build the rest of my card.
I  made tag using the scallop tag topper punch and stamped the sentiment using Black Memento ink.
The sentiment comes in one line in the set but since this is a clear photopolymer set it is easy to stamp them they way I did on here.

I stamped the flames using some Daffodil Delight ink and fussy cut them out and added to the candles. I used just a bit of Pumpkin Pie ink and my aqua painter to color the center of the flames.
The candles are added to the tag with some dimensionals. 
The base of the the card is Pool Party and the DSP is from the new Cherry on Top paper stack.

I added a few stars at the top of the base, they are from a stamp in the Be The Star stamp set.
I added the tag to the card base with some dimensionals as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Happy Stampin!