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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happiest of Birthdays to You


Happy Thursday Peeps!

Today I am sharing a card I made with a few challenges.

First up I used the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches



I also used the color challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.


The base of my card is Chocolate Chip card stock and then I used a strip of DSP from the Neutrals paper pad.  I followed that up with a piece of thick white card stock.

You know how the swirl of twine, jute or thread behind the elements on a card is trendy right now? I love the look but have not been very successful at getting my attempts to look right. It came to me when looking at the new Swirly Bird stamp set, that I could die cut a swirl and lay it down to sort of mimic that look.  Much easier for me anyway and I like the look.



I die cut the large swirl in the die set using Pool Party card stock and glued it down to the center of my thick white card stock.

I used the Botanical die set for my flowers, I used Calypso Coral, Pool Party and white along with some Mossy Meadow for the leaves.
I embellished the flowers with some rhinestones and some enamel dots from the It's My Party pack.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and is stamped using Chocolate Chip ink.


Gonna leave you with another pic of our sweet little Audrey, a collage pic from her 1 month photo session

Thanks for stopping by today!


Vicki








Monday, May 16, 2016

Swirly Birthday Wishes


Hello Peeps!!

Today I am sharing another card I made while playing with the new Stampin Up
Swirly Bird set.

I had seen the swirl die cut used to make a wreath and I wanted to give it a whirl. :)

I decided to use Early Espresso to make a "grapevine" wreath.
I glued the wreath down and then stamped a few flowers using the small flowers in this set. I used the new in color Flirty Flamngo I stamped once and then another time without reinking to get the two colors.
I die cut a few leaves using the new Emerald Envy card stock.


I added the flowers to the wreath using some dimensionals.
The wreath piece was matted with some Flirty Flamingo card stock and added to the base with more dimensionals.

I added a few rhinestones to the flower centers. The sentiment is from the Build a Birthday stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Baby Audrey will be 1 month old tomorrow:


Sweetest Baby ever!!

Vicki



Saturday, May 14, 2016

SIP One Element......Heartfelt Sympathy


Hello Peeps!

Today I sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper.


This was a fun challenge, a One element Wonder. I pulled out my neglected You've Got this Stamp set from Stampin Up and paired it with one of the new in colors.

I stamped the flower with Black Stazon onto some thick white card stock and colored with my aqua painter using the Peekaboo Peach ink pad. I used some daffodil Delight for the center and Old Olive for the leaves and stems. I used my Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add some shimmer to the flower, I love the look you get with this pen, it does not show in the pic, but is really nice in person.


I stamped the BG image from the same set using Soft Sky ink.
I fussy cut the flower and added it to the panel with dimensionals. 

The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set called Close As A Memory.
I matted this panel with a piece of Peekaboo Peach Card stock. 
All of the new in colors are awesome and I can not choose a fave.

I finished it up with three small rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Vicki

Freshly Made Sketch.....Swirly Flowers


Happy Saturday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


This is a great sketch by the fabulous Rita Wright, I love it!!

I had just got my pre-order earlier in the week from the new Stampin Up catalog.

This set Swirly Birds was on my list when I first saw it in the new catalog and I was thrilled to see it available on our pre-order.

I also love the new in colors and I used every one of them on this card. The Dapper Denim is just splattered on the white piece but it is there and it was fun to use all of them on this card. 

I started the card with a base of white and then laid down a piece of DSP down the side from the Go Wild paper stack.

I then added a strip of basic black across the bottom. I embossed the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set using white embossing powder.



I then cut another piece of white and splattered it with a bit of the Dapper Denim ink.

The flowers are die cut using Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum. I die cut the leaves using Emerald Envy, I hand cut some watercolor paper and washed it with the same ink as the flowers and popped the swirl die cut onto the watercolored piece.

I finished it up with a few Basic rhinestones.

Another pic of  our precious baby Audrey:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki










Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Paper Players......I Miss You


Happy Tuesday Peeps

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at The Paper Players.

This week they have a lovely color challenge:


Beautiful pastel color pallet,
 I did use a bit of Strawberry Slush ink on my Pink Pirouette flower. I did try it with just Pink on Pink as the other flowers are but the Pink Pirouette ink did just not show well on the Pink Pirouette card stock. The other two flower look well with the same color ink on the cardstock.

I used this awesome Hero Arts set called You're So Lovely with the matching dies. I love this set.


The base of the card is PTI white card stock followed by a layer of Crumb Cake and then a layer of DSP that is from the Go Wild paper stack. 

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I finished the card up with a few silver pearls, non SU

I have another pic of Audrey to share, hope you are not tired of these:



Thanks for stopping by today,

Vicki






Monday, May 9, 2016

Inspiration......Happy Birthday to you


Happy Monday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using a new (to me) challenge.



I took my inspiration from the colors in the cute little cupcakes. 

I started by coloring the pretty flower from the Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set,

I colored using Real Red and Cherry Cobbler for the flower and the leaves are colored with Wild Wasabi and Garden Green.

I fussy cut the image out and set aside to make the rest of the card.


The base of the card is Basic Black card stock followed by a layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock.
I used a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock and stenciled with Marina Mist ink. I used a Tim Holtz stencil.

The sentiment is from the Party Pants stamp set which was a special Sale-A-Bration set and I stamped with Black Memento Ink.
I added the flower to this piece with dimensionals. I added a small strip of Black and white DSP from the Neutrals pack. I then added a few silver *non SU pearls and a little twine bow. I then covered all of the flowers on here with my wink of stella pen giving it such a nice glittery glow. Which does not show on camera :(

Also linking this to the Seize the Birthday challenge this week:


The toppings this week is coloring.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, you know I must share another pic of baby Audrey:


She is a constant source of joy to us. 

Vicki

  




Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Birthday


Happy Friday peeps!

Yesterday evening I took a few minutes to make this card, I used the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches:


and I also took a peek at the challenge this week at Stamp Paper Ink Challenge Blog, which was a fun tic-tac-toe challenge:


I went with the flowers, Birthday and Black, hope I have enough black on my card.


I pulled out a color I seldom use, Sahara Sand for the base and inner layer.
I paired this up with some Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight flowers made with the Stampin Up Botanical Builder thinlits, I am loving these thinlits, you all know that flowers are my thing and these dies make some really pretty flowers and leaves.

The sentiment is a Lawn Fawn die. 

Also linking to the Seize the Birthday Challenge



I have to share another beautiful picture of baby Audrey:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember most of these products can be order through me, shoot me an email if you need anything!



Vicki