Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pink by Design Challenge

I am entering this card in Pink by Design's In the Garden Challenge. It can be anything nature related. I think flowers and hummingbirds qualify.

Hope you like it!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Scrapmaster's Paradise Trends Challenge #3

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

SP Trends Challenge #3 theme is Hearts. Very fitting since we just had Valentine's Day.  So obviously, I had to make a valentine card for my husband.

I used a couple different stamp sets on this card. For the Happy Valentine's Day I used SP & Company's Mix 'n Match Sentiments: Basic Stamp Set. This is a great go to set. I also used a new stamp that I got from Unity Stamp Company called I Will Give You My Heart.

And here's the inside.

2 More Challenges!

I made this card for a friend/client who turned 60!

I'm entering it in Pink By Design's Birthday Challenge and Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #135 Challenge. On the color challenge we were to use the colors hot pink, aqua, dark brown and yellow.

I have to admit I was a little stuck on the hot pink for a guy's card but figured one balloon should do the trick. I used SP& Company's Happy Banners for the Happy Birthday sentiment and I used SP & Company's Stitchery Doo Banners for the banner. These 2 sets interchange very well and all her stamps stamp beautifully!

On the inside I used my Microsoft Word Publisher program and added "...or is it drool???" I gave him the card today and he got a big kick out of it. I hope you enjoy it also!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pink By Design's Rainbow Challenge

I'm entering this birthday card for a friend in the Pink By Design's Rainbow Challenge. As the challenge title suggests, we are to make a project using a rainbow or rainbow colors.  I opted for the colors.

I stamped the butterfly on white cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder so it could be a resist. Then I used my colors of the rainbow and sponged Tim Holtz Distress ink all over the white paper and over the butterfly. After all the colors were on I simply wiped any ink off the butterfly with a damp cloth which makes it pop off the page.  The sentiment is from SP & Company's stamp set Felicitaciones and cut out with a Spellbinder's die. And of course my last step is to always add bling! Hope you like it!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Two Challenges!!

I made this card for my youngest son who is leaving for China next week for 3 months as an exchange law student. He has been fascinated with Chinese culture since forever. This will be a dream trip for him. I tried to give this card a Chinese flavor! I got the idea from my Stampin' Up consultant. Of course, I had to change it up and make it my own.

I am entering this card in Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge #134. It calls for us to use the following color combo.

I am also entering it in Pink By Design's Have a Heart Challenge. This challenge wants us to use a heart somewhere on the project.

To make this card I used my Cameo to cut the small panda holding the heart. I just got my Cameo and so far I am loving it. I still have a long ways to go to use it to it's full potential. It cuts soooo much better than my Cricut (especially on small detailed cuts). The bigger panda and the bamboo were cut with my Cricut using the Pagoda cartridge.  The border down the left side of the card was made with a Martha Stewart punch and I used little green Candies inside the circles. The banner was made with SP & Company's Stitchery Doo Banners and the sentiment with the letters from the SP & Company's Tiny Build a Banner set. I just love how you can mix and match Sami's stamp sets. I pop dotted the banner for some dimension which doesn't show up to well in the picture.

I hope you like it!!!