Saturday, May 24, 2014

colourQ challenge #242

I am completely in love with the colourQ color challenge colors this week! They are so bright and happy and beautiful!! They are perfect for the inspiration card I found on Pinterest. I used one of my very favorite PTI stamp sets, Watercolor Wonder, and embossed the PTI sentiment in white. This card went together surprisingly quickly, especially since I am very bad at random stamping. I almost used Green Galore instead of Kiwi Kiss and I am so glad I didn't because the kiwi definitely looks better. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Memorial Day weekend. Don't forget to be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy because of our military!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Make It Monday #164: Cluster Stamped Sentiment

This week's Make It Monday challenge is a great one and I have seen some GORGEOUS creations based on this idea of a cluster stamped sentiment! My favorite is this one from the blog, Stempel Spass. I love the placement of the sentiment! For my card, I used several of the ornament stamps from Tree Trimming Trio and the larger dot from Daydreamer. I originally stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder, but it didn't show up at all, so I re-stamped it in black. I like the little bit of shadow that's visible behind the sentiment, and I love the bright colors! I used Tim Holtz Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, and Ripe Persimmon. Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

colourQ challenge #241

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my card this week's colourQ challenge!! I found the inspiration on Pinterest and just recently received this wonderful large sentiment stamp from Neat & Tangled, which I adore! I inked the sentiment in Pool Party and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and stamped on white cardstock. Then, I stamped the image on a piece of copy paper, cut it out, and adhered it with removable adhesive as a mask for my polka dots. I didn't have a polka dot stamp set, but I found three different dot sizes in my PTI Daydreamer set. Very exciting!! For the gold element, I used gold sequins, also from Neat & Tangled. I mounted my focal point onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then a Tempting Turquoise card base. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

colourQ challenge #240

So, as usual, I had an idea of how I wanted my card to come together for this week's colourQ challenge and, as usual, it didn't exactly go together as beautifully as it did in my mind! It didn't help that the inspiration for this card was stamped and I thought it used the chevron dies that I had. Oh, well, at least I had all the colors! And I always have sequins. I'm off to take some more meds for my allergies. It's such a treat to live in the pollen capital of the world (seriously!). Have you seen the funny that reads allergies are so bad this year, druggies are turning their meth back into Sudaphed?!? That kills me every time I see it!! Have a great evening!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Make It Monday #163: Envelope Wraps

This week's PTI Make it Monday Challenge was a bit of a head-scratcher, but since I had already made the card (and I absolutely ADORE this style of card and this stamp/die set!), I made a coordinating envelope. Mine is very similar to the example - I used my homemade coverplate for SU! Pool Party ink for the stripes. I used the Bigger Blooms stamp set and Tumbled Glass & Broken China Distress Inks and SU! Certainly Celery. Thanks for stopping by and join me in a collective cheer that TOMORROW. IS. FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

colorQ challenge #239

This week's colourQ challenge #239 colors are beautiful!! As I've mentioned before, my Stampin' Up! colors that are about 8 years old are slowly but surely biting the dust, so I am replacing them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful! For today's challenge card, I used SU! Pretty in Pink along with Spiced Marmalade (pumpkin), Ripe Persimmon (coral), and Peeled Paint (olive). The stamp and sequins are faves of mine from Neat and Tangled, and I used one of the stamps from SU!'s Gorgeous Grunge for the splatter effect on the card base. Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed day!!