Saturday, May 31, 2014

First Christmas Card of 2014 - Mojo347

When I seen this sketch from Mojo Monday I just had to create a card! 

I had no idea I would be making my first Christmas card of 2014 in May but you have to go where the card takes you. 

Stampset: Merry Little Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, 2-3/8" Scalloped Circle, Boho Blossoms
Bigshot: Stylish Stripes
Tools: Stamping Sponges
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Old Olive Candy Dots, 1/8" Silver Ribbon

Friday, May 30, 2014

FM 162 Moving Element and Stripes

I just love when a challenge comes up with The Friday Mashup and it aligns perfectly with something I have been wanting to do. A long time ago I seen a card that mimics the viewfinder toy I used to play with as a kid. When the challenge came to make a card with moving parts I thought the viewfinder card would be perfect. Sadly I don't have a current stamp set that would work for the card, but I did find a perfect retired stamp set to use. 

I LOVE this card and want to make a bunch more!

Here's your challenge this week at The Friday Mashup:
1. Create a card that has a moving or removable piece
2. Create a project with stripes
3. Mash it up and create a project with strips that has a moving or removable piece 

Instead of posting the same picture over and over with a different image in the view finder I took a photo you see below. 

Can you imagine how much fun this card is to play with?

Stampset: Petite Pairs, Work of Art, Baby Bundle (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Ink/Markers: Staz On, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Bigshot: Circle Framelits
Tools: Piercing Pad, Paper Piercer
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Subtles Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases

Saturday, May 24, 2014

FM 161 Trees and Embossing

Good Morning. Today I have another Friday Mashup card for you. Sara's challenge seemed perfect for a Father's day card. I felt so unprepared for Mother's day this year and was scrambling to make cards this year I am starting early for Father's day cards.

Here's this weeks challenge at The Friday Mashup:

1. Create a project with "Trees".
2. Create a project with "Heat or Dry Embossing".

3. Or Mash it up and create a project with "Embossing and Trees".

I created two cards because I wasn't sure which colors I liked better. 

On my first card I used Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.

On my second card I used Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi.

You can't see it in the photos but I heat embossed the trees and the sentiment.

To get the background strips of color I used the Painters Tape technique. All you do is take some painters tape and lay the sticky side down on your ink pad. Rub the tape so it will pick up the ink. Then you lay it on your paper and rub one more time. Peel the tape off and you are done! I love how the texture is uneven and you never get the same design twice. Tip: Only use painters tape. It is less sticky than other tape so it won't stick to your paper.

Stampset: Delightful Dozen, Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Versa Mark
Bigshot: Top Note, Square Lattice
Tools: Heat Tool, Painters Tape
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder

Friday, May 16, 2014

FM 160 Get Well Soon

I love lisa's Sketch over at The Friday Mashup this week. For some reason the moment I seen the sketch and the additional challenge my mind went straight to a Band-aide. 

Usually when I make cards using a sketch they are identical and you can tell right away that I used the sketch. With my card today it doesn't look very similar but I promise I started with the sketch and this is where it lead me. 

Here's your Mashup Challenge:

1. Create a project using the above "Sketch".
2. Create a " Get Well" Project.
3. or Mash it Up and create a "Get Well project using the Sketch". 

Stampset: Tag It
Paper: Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake
Markers: Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Punches: Corner Rounder
Bigshot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, Top Note Die (Inside card)
Tools: Envelope Punch Board
Accessories: Retired Brads

Monday, May 12, 2014

FM159 Retiring Stampset and Stencilling

Sorry, I'm running behind on my Friday Mashup post. Thank you Heidi for your fantastic challenge this week at Friday Mashup! 

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
1. Create a project using "Stencils".
2. Create a project with a "Retiring Stamp".

3. Or Mash it up and create a project with " a Stencil and a Retiring Stamp".

Are you wondering where I got that fantastic gold thread? 
It is actually the thread that holds the gold sequins in the gold sequin trim. When I took the sequins off I was careful not to damage the thread so I could use it. 

Stampset: Tag It
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Punches: 1" circle
Bigshot: Chalk Talk Framelits
Tools: Sponge Daubers
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim

Friday, May 2, 2014

FM158 Card for a Child

Just a short post today as I am running behind on my "To Do List". 

I have only a few days left until I am late for submitting my taxes and I can't be late!!

Thank you to Holly for the great challenge at The Friday Mashup this week!

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using the Colors "Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi & Neutral of your choice".
  2. Create a project for "a Child".
  3. Or mash it up and create a project with the "Above Colors for a Child".

There is a hidden gem in my card today. It's a new stamp set coming out in the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 annual catalogue. 

Can you tell what stamp set is new?

Inside the card
Stampset: Life in the Forest, Just Sayin', Work of Art
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie (Marker), Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Bigshot: Word Bubbles Framelits
Accessories: Whisper White Bakers Twine, Retired Brights Buttonsj