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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches....Birthday Butterfly


Happy Thursday Peeps!!
Today I sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at the  Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.


This was a fun sketch and I am sure I will use it again.
I decide to use another new set the Stampin Up Watercolor Wings set.
I stamped the butterfly with Mint Macaron and Lost Lagoon ink. A really pretty combo, both of these are in colors. I fussy cut out the butterfly and then used one of the Bold Butterfly dies to cut out the layer using some glimmer paper. 


The base of the card is Lost Lagoon card stock and then the layers are white and more lost lagoon. For the little side element I used a piece of Mint and embossed it with the new Elegant Dots EF.
I used a strip of the In Color Envelope Paper across the bottom, which is a bit to thin for layering but I like it anyway.
The sentiment is fromm the Cottage Greetings stamp set, I really like the fonts in this set. and then I used another fave for me this year the little squiggly lines come from the Tin of Cards stamp set. Aren't the just the cutest?????
I used some twine to make the antennas and that was all the embellishing I did on this one.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki





Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Paper Players.....Happy Birthday




Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

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


I love a sketch and I still have new goodies so I had to play along!

I started with a base of white card stock. I then used a layer of one of the new in colors. Mint Macaron. I then used more white and embossed with the Brick Wall EF, I can not tell you how much I LOVE this embossing folder.
I stamped a few flowers and leaves from the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set and colored with Mint Macaron ink. The centers are Delightful Dijon. 




The sentiment is from the tin of cards stamp set. I used a strip of Mint across the bottom and the other piece is from the In color Envelope Paper. I cut out the flowrs and layered them around the circle. I cut the leaves apart and tucked them around the flowers. I used one of the In Colors Blossom Accents in the center of the middle flower. I placed three silver sequins around and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki





Monday, June 29, 2015

Fab Friday on Monday


Happy Monday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge 
this week at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog.

I think this is the first time for me to play along with this challenge. 


The challenge this week is to use the new In-Colors. Use a few or use all.



I ended up using four of the five colors. You may remember this card, I made awhile back using one of the butterfly dies. At that time I thought of making some just with some bright pretty colors inlaid into the die cuts and this was the perfect excuse to do that.
I guess it would be easier to just lay a black cut out butterfly over the colored cardstock I wanted to use, but that is not the look I was going for.
I die cut three black butterflies using one of the Bold Butterfly dies and then die cut again with three of the in colors I was using.
I glued the black butterfly down to some scrap white card stock and then inlaid the colored pieces.
I used Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron 



The base of the card is the Tip top Taupe and I embossed one of the layers with the Brick Wall EF.
The sentiment on here is from the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set.
I added some twine for the antennas and three little pearls down the body.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vicki





Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweet Sunday.......Happy Birthday


Happy Sunday Peeps!


Here is the sweet sketch for this week:


I pulled out my new Timeless Love stamp set. I am always a bit intimidated by sketches with repetitive elements like this, so I had to resort to my comfort zone, FLOWERS!

This is a fabulous new set and I LOVE it.

I stamped three images of this flower and colored them up
I then hand cut out all those babies! :)
Super sweet I think 


I used another new item, the Brick Wall EF, love that this EF is bigger to accommodate a larger piece of paper
The sentiment is from the Hostess set called Happy Birthday Everyone. Love that big pretty font.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges....Amazing, Spectacular, Fantastic You


Hello Peeps!!

Time for a new challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges.

This week the challenge is:

I'm a big fan of trees and over the last
handful of years I have planted 6 apple trees around my house.
My challenge to you is to plant
a tree, er,well, just include
a tree or branch on your project. That might be easier.


I started my card with a base of Crumb Cake card stock.
Next is the main layer which is stamped using the Stampin Up Sheltering Tree stamp set.

The sun is from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.



I used the Fabulous Four stamp set for my sentiment.

This is as close I can get to a one layer card, flat and easy to mail! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki

Friday, June 26, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches.....a happy hello


Happy Friday Peeps!!

Popping in here quickly with a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches:


I just got my first order of new goodies from the new Stampin Up catalog and was excited to play with some of them,
The flower on here is from the Remarkable You stamp set, Love the images in this set!

I stamped and colored the flower and leaves using my aqua painter.
I used Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink.


The DSP is from the Painted Petals stack. the sentiment and squiggle lines are from the Tin of Cards stamp set, this set is awesome, I love the fonts and the other fun elements.
I stamped the sentiment directly onto the DSP as well as the squiggly lines.
Finished up with a few rhinestones,

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Card concept......Hello


Happy Wednesday Peeps!!

Time for a new challenge at The Card Concept Blog.

Here is our inspiration piece:


I was inspired by the colors and by of course the flowers. Altho my flower is not a daisy as in the pic but still a flower. I started my card off with the flower from the You've Got This stamp set. I stamped the flower with some Basic Gray ink. I colored the flower using So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Smoky slate and some Whisper White craft inks,



The base of the card is white and then a layer of Smoky Slate. Next is a layer of So Saffron that I embossed with the Decorative Dots EF.

I had some fun with the Hello Die. I die cut 6 of the Hello's and layered and glued them all together.
I then used some Crystal Effects on the layered die cut. It is thick and shiny and really pretty IRL, 
I used a few rhinestones and some Bakers twine to make a bow.

Be sure and head over to the Card Concept Blog to see what the rest of the team did with this pretty inspiration piece. I hope you can play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by today!

HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki