July 27, 2013

Tuesday Trigger on Saturday!

I was surfing around a bit earlier this week, and came across the latest Tuesday Trigger challenge, from MoxieFab blogger, Cath Edvalson.  Check out this photo:

I LOVE all of the fun color - and circles.... I went ahead and took the inspiration photo quite literally, and made this:

It kind of reminds me of a watercolor paint palette, I really love the transition from cool colors to warm colors.  I used Bitty Background Blocks II to give the circles a little more texture, and the sentiment is from Trendy Tree Tops.

I added a little bling, and that was it!  A fun little card, I think.  Thanks for popping by!

Supplies (All PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Bitty Background Blocks II, Trendy Tree Tops
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Evening, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Pacific Point (SU! retired), Bermuda Bay (SU! retired), Select White, Going Gray (SU!)
Accessories: Doodlebug Bling, Sketched Shapes dies

July 25, 2013

PTI Blog Hop - July!

Thanks for stopping by!  I had such big plans to make numerous projects for this blog hop, and then last night it dawned on me that the hop was TODAY!  I don't know about you, but Summer has been FLYING by!  

Let's get down to business though, shall we??

This month's challenge was to use one of these wonderful color palettes posted on Nichole's blog.  I chose this combo:

I have to admit, Melon Berry is not a color I use often.  Not sure why, but it's just not a color I run to, unlike Hawaiian Shores, or Raspberry Fizz (two of my all time faves!) so this really was a challenge for me.  Unfortunately I needed a Sympathy card, I really should make a few to have on hand, but I guess since it's my least favorite card to have to make, I don't want to make them when I'm playing around for fun, KWIM??

Anyway, here's my card:

I used The Sweet Life, the small butterfly from Natural Beauties, and the sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #3.  The sentiment was stamped once in Melon Berry, and then I offset slightly, and stamped it again, and embossed it in gold.  I used Summer Sunrise and Harvest gold for the roses, and New Leaf (stamped off once for the base image) for the leaves.  Can't wait to hop around and check out all of the entries!  Have a great day!

July 14, 2013

A Card for Cadence....

So the other day, I'm scrolling through my Facebook feed, and I see a link from a friend, requesting that her card-making friends consider making a card for Cadence.  I clicked on the link, to see what it was about.  You see, Cadence is a beautiful little almost 7 year old girl, and just a few weeks ago, her whole life was turned upside down.  She was in a car accident, with the rest of her family, and she was the only one who survived.  She lost her Mom, her Dad, and her 2 year old little sister.  Every time I think about it, I cry.  I just don't get it.  SO - today I sat down to make a card for Cadence.  I needed a place to start from.  I chose to use this week's Deconstructed Sketch (#109).

I was inspired by this awesome card by Dawn Easton.  So, I set off to make my own creation.  I used Kraft for my background layer, clear embossed using my Background Basics: Herringbone stamp set.  Then I cut 3/4" strips of Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, and Winter Wistera (I also used the heart border die to cut a strip of hearts from the same colors).  I glued the strips to the Kraft layer, and then adhered a piece of vellum CS over it (adhering it with glue behind the heart strips.  Then I adhered the heart strips on top.

I die cut a piece of select white CS with the scalloped circle from the Limitless Layers Circle 1.75" dies, and stamped a sentiment from Birthday Bash Sentiments in Smokey Shadow ink.  To finish off the sentiment, I used the tiny heart image from Teach & Inspire and stamped them in a rainbow pattern above and below the sentiment.  Attached a Hawaiian Shores felt flower, and used a fun jeweled embellishment from Jolie's Boutique. (Purchased at Michael's)

I plan to pop this in the mail on Monday, it should get there in time for Cadence's birthday on 7/23.  If you would like to send a card -- here is a Facebook page that includes the information, and some more pictures of this sweet little girl.  www.facebook.com/cardsforcadence

Thanks for stopping by...


Supplies (All PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Teach & Inspire (heart), Birthday Bash Sentiments, Background Basics: Herringbone
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Limeade ice, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Smokey Shadow
Paper: Select White, Classic Kraft, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Limeade ice, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Vellum CS
Accessories: 1.75" Circle Limitless Layers Dies, Heart Border Die, Clear embossing powder, Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies, Hawaiian Shores Felt, Jolie's Boutique jeweled sticker.

July 10, 2013

Craft Dash 21, Color Throwdown and More :)

Happy Hump Day!!!!  So glad it's Wednesday!  It's been a rough week so far, but how awesome was it, when I got home and found NEW STAMPS in my mailbox??  I'll tell you.... VERY awesome.  Just got my new stamps from Reverse Confetti, and thought the current Craft Dash Challenge to incorporate stars would be a great one to use them on.

It also happens to be the 5 year anniversary of the Color Throwdown - so I went ahead and grabbed their summery color scheme, which also makes me think of the 50's... aqua, pink, and yellow...aaahhhh :).

What could have been cooler in the 50's than Rock 'n' Roll??

Used the star image to make my background, and there are also little stars in the centers of the records...cute, right?  I used my white glaze pen to make the 'shine' marks on the records.

When my husband and I were house hunting, there was this cute little house that was all brick on the outside, but boy was it 50's on the inside!!  Formica everywhere, and it was robin's egg blue and yellow!  The kitchen was super retro, and if it wouldn't have been priced so high, I would have LOVED to have gotten this place, and updated the rest of the house around the awesome old kitchen.  It was begging to have a rotary dial phone on the wall, too.

I grew up listening to 50's music, so whenever I hear a certain song, it brings me back to my childhood - lots of good memories :).

OH!  and before I forget -- here's my time :)  CLOSE one!

Thanks for popping by -- hope you're having a great week!!


Stamps: Inner Rock Star (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: True Black, Classic Kraft (PTI)
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Classic Kraft (All PTI)
Accessories: White glaze pen

July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July Birthday!!

Happy 4th of July to those here in the US!  A great day -- very thankful for those who gave us a reason to celebrate!  I hope you are off from work, and having fun today.  I had gotten these awesome stamps and cut files from Waltzingmouse Stamps a few weeks ago, and I just couldn't wait to make this card.  It's been in my head, and waiting for the right moment.  I was totally inspired by Anya's card.

Not only is today America's birthday, it's also the birthday of a long time friend of mine.  I've known her since I was 12, so it's been....eeerrrrr, uhhhh, mmmmm...well, it's been a long time ;).  Anyway, I always thought it was pretty cool that her birthday is on the 4th of July, I mean, fireworks for your birthday...like EVERY year?? lol.

Sooooooo - it's Amanda's birthday, and it's the 4th of July...so I should make a card for Amanda.  Here it is....

I think this may be the most favorite card I've ever made.  Not sure if it's the sense of pride I have of being from New York, the USA, or just that these cut files and fireworks stamps are just SO DARN COOL!

The fireworks images were stamped in gold or platinum inks, and embossed with either gold tinsel or hologram highlights embossing powder (I think the hologram one was retired by SU! - but I think you can still get gold tinsel in M's)  The background was airbrushed with my Copics...I LOVE the background.

Lady Liberty, and the city skyline are cut files that Claire has made available -- SO cool.  I used a sentiment from 1776, and then snagged the 'birthday' from one of my PTI sentiments.

So - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!  Hope it's the start of a great year!  (well, of course it will be, she's getting married in September!  YAAAAAYYYY!)  Happy 4th of July to all <3 p="">