Monday, July 28, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Designer Drafts

Happy Monday!  Today I am here with something special.  I was making a card for this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge when my oldest daughter, who is 7 years old, came over and asked if she could make one, too.  She did a great job, so let me get a move on this post so you can see her card.  :)

Here is the sketch:
http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-27-august-2-designer-drafts.html

And here is the card I made:


It's been a while since I made a card using patterned paper, so I felt a bit out of my element.  I think it turned out pretty, though. 

Here is my daughter's card:


Aside from the busy patterns of the paper, I think she did a fabulous job!  All I did is cut the papers for her.  She did everything else.  If you look closely, she heat embossed the sentiment in the bottom right corner.  Looks like I have a little card maker in the family.  :) 

That's all for today!  It's another good week for card challenges, so I'll be back with more soon!

Until next time...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge

Hello!  My girls have been at a day camp all week, so I am getting some serious card making done!  Today I am back with a card that I created for this week's Fusion Card Challenge

Here is the GORGEOUS picture and the sketch for the week:

http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-17th-french-cupcakes.html
Isn't that a beautiful picture?  I tried to do it some kind of justice with the card I made:






I wanted this card to be pretty, so I added the white sequins and the dyed seam binding to finish it off.  I love how it turned out!  Doesn't seam binding just make everything pretty?  :)

While I am here, I wanted to share another card I made for some friends of ours who just bought a new house.


I used my Silhouette to cut out the stamp-edged background, house and heart.  The stamps are all from Avery Elle.  It's a simple card, but sometimes those are the best kind.  I hope our friends like it.

That's all for today!  Until next time...


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mama Elephant and Me Challenge

Happy half-way point!  Today I am back with a card that I created for the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge blog.  This is a new one for me, so I'm excited to be playing along! 

Here is the inspiration photo:

http://www.mamaelephantandme.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-new-challenge.html


And here is my card:


This card was a challenge for me, but I am happy with the way it turned out.  I am kind of loving the sequins here.  I didn't have any fun, orange sequins, so I took a small flower stamp, stamped it with orange ink, then covered it with a clear sequin.  That works just as well, if you ask me!

Here is a close up of the sequins:


That is all for today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share more.  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #85

Hello!  Today I am back with a card I created for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2014/07/case-this-sketch-85.html

And here is the card I made:


For this card, I used my Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers stamp set.  First, I stamped the base of the flower and leaves.  Then I took the coordinated scribble pieces and stamped them with Versamark.  I heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I love how this look turned out.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day set.  I added a bunch of pretty sequins to complement the flower.  I love how this card turned out! 

I am also submitting this card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is spots and dots.  

That is all for today!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Until next time...




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Monday, July 21, 2014

Some sparkly fun!

Well, folks, it's a new week.  And it's July 21st.  I'm not quite sure how that happened so quickly, but it did.  Anyway, I decided to play last night and wanted to share what I made.  Here is the sketch I used: 

http://thecuttingedgechallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-cutting-edge-challenge-4.html

And here is the card I made:



I used my new Neat and Tangled Photo Booth stamp set for this card.  (I won it from their Little Tangles challenge blog.)  First I stamped the photo strip in black ink, then I went over it with Versamark and covered it with some yummy clear embossing powder that has glitter in it.  Oh, I also used the glasses and mustache from Sweet Stamp Shop's Too Hip set.  Then I stamped the images and sentiments and added enamel dots.  I think it turned out really fun!

Here is a close up of the sparkle:


I am also submitting this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is Spots and Dots.

That is all for today!  I hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Card Concept Challenge #14

Hello again!  Today I am playing along with a challenge that I just recently stumbled upon.  It's called The Card Concept challenge.  Here is the color swatch: 

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-14-colour-challenge.html

And here is the card I made:



This card was so quick and easy to make.  I used my Avery Elle Aim High stamp set, plus a few arrows from other random sets.  I stamped the sentiment and various arrows, then threw on some enamel dots and twine.  See?  Easy!  I love how it turned out!  

That is all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!  

Until next time...  
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Retro Sketch #123

Happy Friday, All!  Today I am playing along with this week's Retro Sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch:

http://www.retrosketches.blogspot.com/2014/07/retrosketches-123.html

And here is the card I made:


I'll be honest...I made the top part of this card to be a shaker card weeks ago, but I just couldn't get my brain to connect with my fingers when I was trying to make a card with it.  I ended up shelving it altogether.  So when I saw this sketch, I decided to pull it out and turn it into a non-shaker card.  I stamped the lightening bugs on vellum and then glued sequins on them.  Super cute!  I added all of the banners and some seam binding.  After the initial brain fog part of this card lifted, I was happy that the rest of it came together so seamlessly.  It turned out pretty cute! 

Here is a close up of the window:


That is all for tonight!  Until next time...

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