Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Everything is Beachy Keen!

Mojo Monday 494 is my sketch challenge for today and Can You Case It is my color challenge.
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My card has a definite theme and I believe I captured the spirit of the sketch and colors. The stamp set I used is retiring the end of May...Day at the Beach. I hand cut the "banner".

I used Tempting Turquoise, Smokey Slate, and a Versa Mark Pen for inks. Paper/cardstock used were Sky Blue (Office Max), Early Espresso, Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Serene Scenery (Stampin' Up). I hand wrote my sentiment and embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. I also used a retired Scallop Punch and current Stitched Shape Framelit from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Green Bay Packers Colors?

Green and yellow/orange are not my favorite colors (which I may have said before) so I thought this challenge at Sunday Stamps Color Challenge 151 Spring Citrus 
 might be difficult. However, my inspiration was an old DSP that I never cared for and haven't used. I think it might even date back to 2012 or earlier! (I do like the Packers, however!) If anyone knows the name of it, please let me know. 

The layout of my card is based on Sandy Mathis' idea at The Paper Players #341

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fiesta Time

Today I was inspired by a couple of talented Stampin' Up demonstrators, Mary D. and LeAnne P. Further inspiration came from 


and for my card...

The Festive Birthday DSP and the Birthday Fiesta stamp set will be retiring the end of May. The banner was created with the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. My colors are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie. This was a quick and easy card thanks to the measurements from Mary!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Night of Navy

I wanted to use my Tuscan Vineyard stamp set today and just happened to see a card on Pinterest that I wanted to CASE. Thank you, Elizabeth's Craft Room for the inspiration! I came across a challenge site Paper Play Sketches Color Challenge that also gave me inspiration to use Night of Navy, Whisper White and Tip Top Taupe (soon to be retired). Here's the photo for their challenge. 

and here's my card...

Because I used the Floral Boutique DSP from Stampin' Up (retiring May 31), I am also entering Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper April 2017 Challenge. The vineyard stamp was stamped in Night of Navy and die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits. The little round grape stamp was stamped in Tip Top Taupe and punched with a 1" circle punch. The ribbon is Night of Navy seam binding, which is retired. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Look at Those Dresses, Look at that Card!

As You Like It  has a challenge going this week and I decided to enter. I made my card specifically for this particular challenge. You had to pick your favorite color (or 2) and tell why. The colors I used are Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow, both retired Stampin' Up products. My reason for choosing these colors can be seen in this photo
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48 years ago gold and olive green were the colors of the day and I still love them! I'm not so sure my friends were crazy about my choice, however! Aren't they beautiful? I am still friends with them today and I'm still married to that wonderful guy who was crazy enough to marry me! So, for my card...

I CASE'd Mary D's Card and chose to use different DSP from the Serene Scenery pack she used (which is retiring the end of May, along with the Wetlands stamp set). I altered the size of the ovals and the orientation of the sentiment. But best of all is the huge mistake I made...I glued the slim DSP layer on the front inside fold of the card and not on the outside of the fold. Good news is...I had used Tombow glue and realized my mistake immediately. Bad news is...there was glue remaining where I removed the panel and the "Z fold" was adhered to the center front panel. I should send this to Mary so she could get a good laugh. BUT I'm going to keep it for a guy...he'll never notice and will just think it's my style! My style is rectifying goofs!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Paper Tearing

My card today was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis. She used different colors and rhinestones. I chose Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and used a marker to make the 3 dots in the corners. Paper tearing is not my forte and I'm not sure I'll do it again. Perhaps there's a simple tutorial out there for me! The card base is embossed with the Falling Petals TIEF. I found a very uncomplicated challenge for this card at Aud Sentiment #178. The stamp set I used was Artistically Asian by Stampin' Up. I love this sentiment because right now we are trusting as we don't understand...but we also trust when we do understand :-)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Butterflies are Free

I am entering this card in these three challenges, one of which has a deadline at 5 PM EST! (It is 4:52!) Wish me luck. 

My colors were from Inspiration Palette Challenge - A1917; sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #284 - A Sketch by Karren;
and CAS easy for WWC115 - Gail's Clean & Simple "Spring Theme" Challenge.

The colors I used were Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist and Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings. The butterflies are gold foil punched with the retiring Bitty Butterfly.

Thanks for looking!