Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sweet Sunday.....Party Animal




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I am using this sweet little stamp set I got from Avery Elle called Party Animal.
 Isn't it cute? I love that little balloon dog.
I started by stamping the little dog image onto some white card stock with real red ink I then cut it out and set it aside.
The base of the card is white and all the DSP on here is from the retired "I Am Me" paper pack.


The DSP is matted with real red and Pool Party card stock.
The sentiment piece is also Pool Party card stock and I stamped the sentiment with black ink.
I then hand cut the end and curled it a bit.
The main image piece is made with my inverted scallop die and  circle die. I add the little pup to the circle with some foam tape. I then added some crystal effects all over the him. I finished it up with a few red sequins. 


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:


Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Friday, January 23, 2015

Freshly Made Sketch....Birthday Wishes


Happy Friday Peeps!!!

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


I pulled out this beautiful set from Stampin Up called  "I Like You", it is a hostess only set.

You all know I love to color and that flowers are my favorite!

I used the All Abloom DSP for my color choices.
I colored the flowers using Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow.
The little sentiment comes from the Petite Pairs set.
I die cut the image out with a circle die and matted with a petite scallop circle die using Strawberry Slush card stock.



The base of the card is white and then a layer of Strawberry Slush.
I then used two pieces of DSP from the All Abloom pack.
I added some basic pearls to finish it up.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges.....Birthday Wishes


Happy Thursday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch challenge this week at Crazy 4 Challkenges.

This week it was a sketch challenge:


I flipped the sketch and decided to pull out a set I love and have not used in awhile.
Stampin Up Pleasant Poppies. I decided too make a bit of a vintage/grunge card.
I pulled out the retired French Script to use in the BG. I stamped the script using Crumb Cake ink, that was stamped of once before stamping on the paper.

I then stamped the poppies on using Black Stazon and colored with my water brush and ink pads.
I stamped the flowers again onto some scrap paper and colored the flower heads. I cut themout and added them over the base with some foam tape.


I used one of the new in colors for the flowers Tangelo Twist.
I then pulled out a new set to use for my  element across the bottom, I stamped the image from Butterfly Basics twice using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the little postage image onto some scrap and cut out and added with more foam tape. I then sponged the image base using crumb cake too.
I added a small sentiment flag using the Petite Pairs stamp set. 
I matted the image with Tangelo Twist card stock and then added to the base.

Well, thanks for coming by today!!

Vicki




Monday, January 19, 2015

Paper Players.......Love


Happy Monday Peeps!!!

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


Clean and Simple with the focus on the sentiment.

Not my usual style but I wanted to try. I decided to use some modeling paste on this card, which is popular right now and I had picked some up a few weeks back and had not opened.
I used the Stampin Up Hearts and stars Decorative Mask set to stencil on my hearts using the modeling paste. While still wet I sprinkled some extra fine glitter all over the hearts.
I then setit aside to dry while I made my diecut "love".

I used the retired Expressions thinlets and cut several loves from white card stock and then once using red glimmer paper.
I stacked up the white words gluing in between each layer and finished with the red glimmer paper.


You can see the height of the die cuts in this closeup and also get a glimpse of the modeling paste glittered hearts.

I then used a strip of DSP from the Stacked of Love pack and matted with someblack card stock that I embossed with a embossing strip, it is Stampin Up but I don't remember the name.
The red and black hearts are from a retired embosslit.


I think this fits the CAS with focus on the sentiment criteria perfectly.
Love how it turned out altho I did have to fight myself not to put any flowers on here...LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki








Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sweet Sunday......You Float My Boat




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I wanted to make a sweet little Valentine card and was going through some of my stuff and came across this MFT sailboat die I have had for awhile and have never used. I thought it would be perfect for this weeks sketch.
I first had to decide what DSP I wanted to use and I went to my new Stampin Up Stacked with Love pack and pulled out this pretty red stripe.
I love the red and crumb cake combo so that is what I decided to use for my card.
Tha base is Crumb cake card stock and then some Real Red and then the DSP.

The main panel is Real Red, Crumb Cake and White.


The boat is die cut with Crumb Cake and White. I die cut a Real Red circle to layer behind the boat.
The sentiment comes from my MFT  Pure Innocence Sailor stamp set.
I used my stamp positioner to line the sentiment horizontally.

I added a crumb cake little flag with a button and twine and then a few little hearts on the boat.
I think it turned out cute and I think hubby will like it too.


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:


Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Thursday, January 15, 2015

FMS......Birthday Wishes


Hello Peeps!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Freshly Made Sketch.


I love this sketch and I thought I would use another new set from Stampin Up called Indescribable Gift.
I decided I would use the flower as part of the elements in the sketch.
I stamped the flower a few times onto some white card stock using Black Stazon ink.
I colored using my water brush and ink pads, I used Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi ink along with just a bit of Chocolate Chip.


The base of my card is white card stock and then I used another piece of white and cut out a circle and then embossed with my dot EF.
I added one of the stamped and colored flower behind the circle cutout, centering it to get the largest flowers where I wanted them.
I then fussy cut out all the flowers and leaf sections again to add to the main image using dimensionals. I brought the buds and leaves out over the top of the circle.
I cut my scallop edges using one of the dies in the Adorning Edges and added them to the side of my embossed piece.
I then added this piece to the card front using some foam tape.
The small sentiment flag is from the retired Occasional Quotes  stamp set.
This card was a bit time consuming, but I really enjoyed the coloring and layering together..
This is such a beautiful stamp for coloring!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sweet Sunday.....Thank you




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week
Designed by our own Barb Anders:


I was happy to get a small order on Friday from Stampin Up with this sweet single stamp called
Love is Kindness. I knew it was perfect for this sketch.

I started by stamping the image, minus the sentiment several times onto some Confetti Cream card stock. (I knew I wanted to layer up this image). I colored the flower heads with Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral using my water brush.
The leaves and stems are colored with Old Olive and I used Crumb cake on the paper around the stems and also for shading around the image.



The base of the card is Confetti Cream card stock followed by Basic Black and then a piece of DSP from the Typeset Specialty paper pack. I matted the image with black and coral and used another piece of coral for the slanted piece behind the main image.

The sentiment is from the SAB Lotus Blossom set. I used my 1 inch and 1-1/4 inch punches.
The image is added to the card base with dimensionals. I then cut out some of the tulip heads and added them over the main image with more dimensionals. I also cut and extra piece of the paper wrap and added that over the base with dimensionals as well. I then went back into the image and added a bit of white with my chalk pen. I added several small pearls around the image and in the top corner of the image panel.


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:


Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki