Thursday, September 24, 2015

colourQ challenge #309

This week, I am using as my card inspiration a card that Danielle Flanders made for Scrap Expo and Papertrey Ink. It's an amazing technique that is surprisingly simple to duplicate. I had all of this week's colourQ challenge colors, which is a miracle! I stamped a sentiment and flowers from PTI's Mini Blooms stamp set and then cut a cloud shape using a PTI die. I popped up the cloud on 2 layers of dimensionals and that's it. I used Really Rust as the card base and a piece of designer paper to anchor the top (Danielle used washi tape, which is another great idea!). I added a few little pearls and voila! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, September 21, 2015

colourQ challenge #308

Last week was a rough one. I was planning my sweet 5yo's birthday party when I got sick with a terrible, awful cough that has kept me awake for many nights and has made my head throb for days. Thankfully, the party came together and was wonderful, and I am now feeling so much better, although I still haven't slept much. I tell you all this to explain why I'm a little tardy to this week's colourQ challenge party (But please check back soon so you can see pics of her fabulous Captain America party.)! I saw the inspiration for this card on Pinterest and just loved the graphic feel an clean lines. The creator of the original used PTI's Circle Scribbles die for her card but since I didn't have that one, I went to the trusty Silhouette store and found a nearly identical file. I love it when a plan comes together (movie reference?!)! Somehow, I do not have Soft Sky cardstock (!!!), so I subbed Pool Party, and I used PTI's Wet Paint stamp set, which is one of my very favorites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back soon for lots of party pics!

Edited to add: here's the link for my birthday party post!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

colourQ challenge #307

Big shocker! I had none of this week's colourQ challenge colors! Not a single one, so I subbed SU! Kiwi Kiss and Tim Holtz's Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves, and Milled Lavender. I sponged on the Kiwi Kiss and then stamped a floral image in the other colors, stamping several times before re-inking. This simple, one-layer card is great when you need an easy, beautiful card. This Sunday is Grandparents' Day (get on it if you've forgotten!!) so I made this card for Chris's grandmother. There's still time to make something beautiful for the grandparents and great-grandparents in your life so celebrate them this weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2015

colourQ challenge #306

I hate to say this, but some weeks I really don't like the colors in the colourQ combo, but I ALWAYS appreciate the talented people who make the challenge happen every week because I constantly need inspiration!! I took my inspiration from a card I saw on Instagram. I subbed Lovely Lilac for Wisteria Wonder, and I pulled out good ol' Daydreamer from PTI for the little flower bouquet. I used my Silhouette to cut the black stripes, which I LOVE!! It's called Horizontal Stripes Overlay if you want to find it in the Silhouette store. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!