Sunday, March 24, 2013


I made this card for the challenge at Repeat Impressions' The House that Stamps Built but had to laugh when I came across Alphabet Challenge's "C is for Coveted" because you wouldn't believe the torture I went thru when I decided to use my cardstock from Stampin Up's Shimmery White.  It is truly my most coveted cardstock and because of that I'm terrified of making a mistake on it.  I swear I've had an unopened package for two years! Now the cheapo Walmart white cardstock I have no trouble wasting at all! Anyway, Repeat Impression's challenge theme is Sponging or Brayering and since I wasn't very happy with the last moon I did, I thought I'd try it again with this Pelican from Repeat Impressions.  The sponging is done with Memento Inks and the pelican is colored with Copics.  The oval die is Spellbinders and the border punch is Martha Stewart.  I think the retirement stamp is Repeat Impressions too.  A little stickles on the moon and the water and done!

I'm entering this into the following challenges!
The House that Stamps Built (Repeat Impressions) - Sponging or Brayering
Alphabet Challenge - C is for Coveted
Papercraft Star - Birds
Rhedd & Rosies - Birds
Sparkles Forum - Birds

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pink Birthday

I'm not a big lover of the color pink, but I have several people in my life who are and would be delighted to get a pink card.  This is my first attempt at a triple layer card and it is quite fun.  The layers were done with Stampin Up's Hello Doily in Crumb Cake and a Martha Stewart Butterfly set in Sparkle N Sprinkle's Petal Pink embossing powder.  They were then spritzed with Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist.  The base cardstock is Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette.  The main Butterfly was embossed on a pink vellum with Petal Pink and the ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The flowers and bling are just from my stash. It looks very Spring-like, don't you think?

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Fab N Funky - Pink, Green, Brown
Stamp N Doodle - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Spring/Easter
Nutcrafters - Spring is here
LEJ - Add a flower
Link up For Pink - Chall #11
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lady Bug Luck

In Germany, Lady Bugs are a symbol of Good Luck and since I'm not Irish, I thought the Lady Bugs more appropriate for this month.  The Lady Bugs are from Stampin Up's Darling Dots set and done with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Firecracker Red Embossing Powder, dotted with some no name black glitter.  The HB sentiment is from Sparkle N Sprinkle's birthday stamp set #416   and is embossed with SNS Ice Rink. The cardstock colors are Bashful Blue, Gumball Green and Green Galore.  The background leaves are cut with my Silhouette.  Someday I hope to be able to figure out how to use the print and cut feature!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Belli #165 St. Patrick's Day/Green
Creative Inspirations - Good Luck/St. Patricks Day
Gingerloft  - The Color  Green
Kraft Journal - Lucky Green
MilkCoffee Challenge - Go Green
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Shades of Green
Sassy Studio Designs #168 Seeing Green
Sisterhood of Crafters - Make em Green with Envy
Wags & Whiskers #99 - Go Green
Word Art Wednesday #71 - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy Birthday!

I can't believe it! I am OUT of birthday cards!  How did that happen?   So I'm resurrecting some of my older Stampin Up stamps to restock. This stamp is from the Darling Dots set and I've jazzed up the cupcake with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Aqua Shimmer and White Spark embossing powders.  The cardstock is Stampin Up's Pool Party, and the sentiment is SU, but I don't remember the name of the set.  The circle punches are SU but the border on the sentiment is Fiskars.  The ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon folded on a piece of Tearific Tape from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The little red rhinestones are just from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fairy-Tale Challenge#62 - Mini Stamp
My Time to Craft Challenge #211 - Embossing
Papercraft Star #134 - Happy Birthday
Paper Pretties #247 - Spike the Punch
Stamp N Doodle - 2 punches or dies
Sweet Stampin - embossing
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #31- Greeting
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #196 - Embossing

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