Saturday, July 31, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge **Birds**


Where does the time go!?!~ Hard to believe it's time for another Embellish Magazine Challenge. 

The Challenge is sponsored by The Angel Company so I thought it would be a good time to incorporate TAC designer papers in my card.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: The Angel Company: Ordinary Greetings
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Melon Mambo, DCWV: Green 1, The Angel Company DP: More Mimi
Ink: Stampin' UP!: Chocolate Chip
Other: Stampin' UP!: Bird Punch, Spellbinders Labels 1, Buttons: PTI: New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Pop Dots

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fleur de lis


I have another card for you today to go with a few great challenges!

The color inspiration comes from Kim's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge Blog! Once again another awesome inspiration photo collection!

The Sketch is from 2 Sketches 4 You. Laura's Sketch 57.

My card is also for:  Paper Play Challenge ~ Anything Goes and Stampin' Royalty ~ Keep It Simple, Sweetie (KISS)!

I {heart} anything fleur de lis, and since I have not made anything with it in awhile I took the opportunity to do so today! What do you think?

It's Aloha Friday! Have a great weekend!

Classy and Elegant Color Splash


Well, my family and friends already knew I had an addiction to paper and it's one of the reasons I started this blog recently WELL I think I have found a new place to "Play" to enable this addiction....Its The Play Date Cafe!!! As I stated last week, I have been wanting to carve out time to finally make one of their challenges, well now I think I am going to make it a priority to do so. When I saw the new challenge I knew I had to play again, and I had so many ideas going in my head I think I could have made an endless supply of cards with this concept if only time permitted!! However, with this card it actually took a totally different direction than I intended because I was so in love with the designer paper I just let it be the focal point and threw out my original sketch. I love these colors together!

The Challenge for the week is Color Splash which is Black and White with a Hint of Green! I was inspired by the focus of the Design Team this week which was the beautiful butterfly they used by the sponsor Memory Box.  I stamped 4 butterflies from Papertrey Inks With Sympathy in Certainly Celery by Stampin' UP! Next I punched them out using an EK Success circle punch and added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  For a finishing touch I added an embossed butterfly with pearls!

I am going to add my card to Moxie Fab's Classy and Elegant Challange,  Flutter By Wednesday Challenge, and another fun one Jazzy Paper Desings!

Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!
~Warm Aloha!
Stamps: PTI: With Sympathy, 
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Whisper White,DP: Making Memories
Ink: Stampin' UP!: Certainly Celery
Other: Stampin' UP!: Emboslits Beautiful Wings, EK Success Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter,EK Success Pearls

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

City Crafters Challenge Blog ~ Garden Mail

I have found a new blog to play at this week called City Crafters Challenge Blog and there is a fabulous inspirational photograph to use. To play along we had to use a color from the beautiful photograph you will see below and something to do with mail.

Here is the label zoomed in to show the embossing.
The beautiful Artwork is from A Creative Mint.

I have enjoyed this new challenge and hope to join again in the future! 

I am also going to enter this in the Wee Memories Challenge Blog Just Stamp.
~Warm Aloha to you all!
Stamps: PTI: With Sympathy, SU: Do the Hula, Our Craft Lounge: Life's A Beach, Aloha Stamp Local Vendor 
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, :SU: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery
Other: SU:Scallop Edge Punch, PTI: Fillable Frames Five Die, Jar Label Die, Foam mounts, Ribbon: Pine Cone Press: Lavender , Cuttlebug Folder

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This card with plenty of white space was the perfect opportunity to submit for the Let's Do Clean & Graphic at Moxie Fab World Challenge.  

It's simply stated, it's clean and graphic which is a challenge for me!

Edited Note: Found a fabulous Challenge at Flourishes Boutique to submit this along with!
Have a wonderful Day~

Stamps: PTI: Say it with Style
Paper: Stampin'  UP! Designer Paper, The Angel Company Designer Paper, Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper
Ink: Momento: Tuxedo Black
Other: SU:Photo Corner Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Foam mounts

Monday, July 26, 2010

~ Just a Note

Happy Monday!

Jazzy Papers has a fun sketch challenge. I wanted to try and stick close to the colors of the album as possible.

Here is my take!

I have been inspired by the ruffles we see everywhere as of late, so I decided to incorporate it with my designer paper and I took my scallops and I curled my layers with an end of a paint brush to give them a little bit of a curl. 

I will also enter this in The Wee Memories Challenge where you can incorporate anything Stamped into your project.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Warm aloha~
Stamps: The Angel Company: Trendy Greetings
Paper: SU: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, DP: Making Memories
Ink: SU: Real Red
Other: PTI: Scallop Boarder Die, Cricut, Corner rounder, oval punch, oval scallop punch

Saturday, July 24, 2010

OTWC Challenge #17

~Happy Saturday!

How fun are these colors? It's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #17!!!

They just make me happy and I couldn't help, but create a happy and fun card! I used the bride's Converse shoes in the inspiration photo as my focal point! 

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Warm Aloha!

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 39


Well, I have been trying to get a chance to play over at The Play Date Cafe for awhile now, and I finally carved out some time to see what they had brewing. It was a beautiful, but muted palette which is a big change from a card I had just created...(that to come in a day or two,) so I really had to switch my creative brain, and when I usually do that I go back to sweet and simple, or it just works out that way. J
I have had this designer paper from K& Company I have wanted to use, so I thought it would work great.

I loved the colors and inspiration photo. 

What's not showing up in the photo is the black die is embossed with the "In bloom" impression plate. I tried zooming in for a second shot, but I still can't get it to show up. Urgh! It makes the elegance of this card. 

Thanks for peeking! I had fun playing on this "Play Date"!
Warm aloha!
Stamps: PTI: In Bloom, SU: Happy Moments
Paper: Stampin' UP!: Basic Black, Whisper White, DP: K & Company, Tim Coffey Blossomwood
Ink: Momento: Rich Cocoa, Dessert Sand
Other: SU Border Punch, Buttons: Button Latte Collection, PTI: Mat Stack Die, In Bloom Impression Plate, Foam Mounts.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Hi There~

Well, I had to jump into this challenge because it was a challenge for me to combine these colors together and come up with a card I was satisfied with.  This challenge was for the ColourQ blog. Like most of us, the harder something is the more determined I am to make something come of it. so I had to play. My take was clean and simple, but I hope you enjoy this little number!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge #57

This is the color combo over at SPCC this week.
I needed an elegant card, but one with a touch of Masculinity, so I added a touch of woodgrain to balance the card out

I used my Stampin' UP! texturz plates to emboss the blue card stock which you may not be able to see in the photograph. It really added that elegant touch to the card. Isn't that Whisper White Satin Ribbon just beautiful!
I am also heading over to Moxie Fab for Let's Do Classy & Elegant!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fun & Cute Aloha Style


It's Summer and I can't help, but keep playing with all my crafty beachy toys!  

For the Moxie Fab Card Style Week Fun & Cute I went with Fun & Cute Aloha Style! I am just loving that cute pink little inner tube and what about that surf board? That isn't one my hubby would be caught surfing on! :-)  

I will also enter this for my second entry for Wee Memories which is also a Summer Fun Challenge.

Warm Aloha everyone!

Wee Memories ~ Summer Fun

Summer Fun! Awww....we all look forward to putting our toes in the sand and soaking up the sun! I couldn't pass this challenge up over at Wee Memories. Not only do I love to create fun beach cards, but there is a wonderful sponsor for this challenge this week....Lawn Fawn. Another fabulous company I have a long wish list for, so I am really hoping (along with my hubby hee hee} that I might win the challenge this week, so my wish list doesn't keep hurting his wallet!!! 

Warm Aloha and may you be finding some summer fun!

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge **Ric Rac**


The new Embellish Magazine Color Challenge is orange, turquoise, brown and kraft in addition to use some ric rac. Here is my quick, clean and simple take.  I love the embossed silhouettes on the card, and I wanted to use the ric rac in a different way rather than a boarder going straight across. 

Hope everyone has a great week coming up!
Stamps: WPlus9: Woodgrain Silhouettes, PTI: Birthday Basics
Paper: Stampin' UP!: Very Vanilla,Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Only Orange,PTI: Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Stampin' UP!: Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Other: PTI: Ric Rac Die, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Sunday, July 18, 2010



It's Card Style Week at Moxie Fab World and one of the challenges Cath is having is Classy and Elegant, so I was able to incorporate the elegant colors from Kim's Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #16 and the layout from  Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge #19 to bring you this card.

If you notice my background, it was stamped from Giga Guidelines from PTI then I used clear embossing powder to heat set on pink card stock. So soft and elegant!  The sentiment for this card is from Define Your Life by Stampin! UP!.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Stamps: PTI: Giga Guide Lines, SU: Define Your Life, Roses in Winter
Paper: Stampin' UP!: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz: Spun Sugar, Palette: Charcoal,: Stampin' UP!: Rose Romance,VersaMark
Other: Ribbon: Ric Rac, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Pop Dots , Glitter

Friday, July 16, 2010

Color Cue {6} Challenge by Wplus 9

This month's Color Cue Challenge at WPlus9 are:
And I am in love with these colors together. I've used them before, but it's been awhile, so thank you for having me bring them together again! Here is my creation for the challenge! 

This is actually my second attempt..ha! I was told someone couldn't see my card yesterday, so I pulled to repost and decided I just wasn't 100%. It was was more to do with photographing the actual card, so I created another card and decided this time I wanted to heat set my tone on tone! Awww I like it so much better!

I just loving playing with my new Mehndi Medallion set. There just isn't enough time in the day right now to play with all those possibilities!

Well, I hope you are having a wonderful day in your part of the world!
Aloha Friday!

Stamps: WPlus9: Mehndi Medallions
Paper: Stampin' UP!: Very Vanilla,Chocolate Chip, Kraft, PTI: Berry Sorbet
Ink: Stampin' UP!: Chocolate Chip, PTI: Vintage Touch Tea Dye, Berry Sorbet, VersaMark
Other: Ribbon: PTI: Berry Sorbet, Buttons: PTI: Berry Sorbet, Rectangle Scallop Punch, Corner Chomper, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Pop Dots 
NOTE: If anyone knows how to fix spaces please leave me a comment because when I look at my my edited post there are NONE. It's driving me crazy.  I have tried everything.  In fact, there is no line return between my paragraphs, just so I could get rid of them, but that is not how it's posting. Thanks in advance to all you experience bloggers! :-) 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wish Big


One of my favorite challenges to find are color combination challenges because you pretty much have free will but you have to incorporate the colors, but it's not always as easy as you think.  I needed a birthday card, so I made a quick card using the following colors for the SCRAPMASTER'S PARADISE challenge

For my card base I used Chocolate Chip by Stampin' UP!  I cut a rectangle base of Bashful Blue then I took the background to be used for the candles in the Big Birthday Candle set and created a background using Chocolate Chip Ink. To cut the Scallop Circles I used my Sizzix #2 Scallop Circle die and cut them out in Tangerine Tango.  I stamped and paper pieced my candles and finished with my Tangerine Tango ribbon which I just love, and added a sentiment from Stampin' UP!'s Small Script by using the Modern Label Punch.

I enjoyed playing in this new challenge.

Have a great day!
Stamps: Stampin' UP!: Big Birthday Candle, Small Script
Paper: All Stampin' UP! 
Ink: Stampin' UP! Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Other: Ribbon: Tangerine Tango, Stampin' dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Sizzix  Scallop Circle #2

Birthday Wishes

I came across another new challenge to me at a site called Caardvarks. Their latest challenge is sponsored by My Favorite Things.  The theme is to create a new birthday card. 
I paper pieced the cup cake from the My Favorite Things Cupcake Kind of Day stamp set and foam mounted it on the square base. My sentiment is from Gina K Designs Tag Lines. 

I was able to incorporate the color scheme from the Off The Wall Craftiness Color Challenge using the tangerine, teal, and white! It has really be fun playing with these colors!
Warm Aloha!
Stamps: My Favorite Things: Cupcake Kind Of Day, Gina K. Designs: Tag Lines, PTI: Fancy Flourishes
Paper: All Stampin' UP! CS, DP: Stampin' UP!
Ink: Momento: Tuxedo Black, Stampin' UP!: Craft white
Other: Corner Chomper, Modern Label Punch, Buttons, Silk Ribbon

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CWC011 ~ Kraft-y Kreations

Hi! The CAS-tastic Challenge blog would like us to create a clean and simple card using Kraft. Well, I need to rename it to SCRAP-tastic because that is exactly what I did to to make this CAS card! It really was from things laying on my craft table left over from other projects other than my new grunge tag I just got in the mail from part of a scavenger hunt prize pack I won at Mad Hatter Stamps.

I can always use Just Because "cheery" color cards so this will come in handy. I may even add this to my stack going to Operation Write Home.

Warm aloha!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Color Throwdown #100

Well, I have had to craft quickly lately when I can. 

This cute little guy is for the Color Throwdown. The colors to use in our project are below. My Regal Rose is in there check out his cute little cheeks! I was happy happy happy to find that I still had some Certainly Celery card stock left! I love it when a plan falls in place! 

Hope your day wasn't crabby!
Warm aloha!
Paper: Stampin' UP! Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Real Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze (sponged clouds)
Other: Cricut: Create A Critter, Sandpaper, foam mounts

A Fruity Challenge

The very talented Sarah Martina is guest designer at Cupcards {2 Go} this month and they are having a fun and fruity challenge that you can link up on Sarah's blog.  Click here for the details.

I had this adorable Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Designer Paper pack, so that was my inspiration for the challenge. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!
Paper: Stampin' UP! Naturals Ivory, DCWV: Green #2, DP: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
Ink: PTI: Vintage tea dye 
Other: Cricut, Preserves, Mini Monograms, foam mounts

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Flutter By for Hugs and Smiles

The Challenge at the Flutter by Wednesday Blog is an open one so anything goes as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel on it, so that makes it fun and easy! I am also incorporating this for my second card for Kim's Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge using White, Tangerine, and Teal.

My sentiment says Hugs and Smiles by Gina K Designs!
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Gina K. Designs: Tag Lines
Paper: Stampin' UP!, DCWV:Robin #2, DP: Citrus Stack
Ink: Stampin' UP!
Other: Cricut, Sizzix, foam mounts, Word Window punch

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #15

This week's challenge at Off The Wall Craftiness, Kim has asked us to use the following cool color combinations and her inspiration photo is beautiful! The Colors are Teal, White, and Tangerine. 

The sponsor this week is Practicing Creativity and I just love love love every release that Courtney has produced! I do not currently own any of her stamp sets YET, but I do have an account already filled out with a "wish list" Yes, I kid you not there is an option for a wish list, and it has all been checked....ha~, so I am REALLY hoping to be a winner this week. {wink} Aren't we all!!!

I still had Stampin' UP!'s Tangerine Tango from last summer, but it's pretty bright, but it's the only "Tangerine" Card Stock I had, and I needed that color for my base to complete the design I wanted. I added clear dew drops in the tree branches and I stamped Thinking of You in Tangerine Tango for my sentiment. 

Thanks Kim and Courtney for sponsoring this week's Challenge! Good luck everyone!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge **Invitations**

It's time for another Embellish Magazine Challenge sponsored by Unity Stamps. The theme was invitations and the colors we were to use were Green, Deep Red, Gold/Kraft.  So, I went "outside the box" and made an invitation with the colors they provided.  I wanted to use this new pattern paper by My Minds Eye part of the Lush Hip & Luxurious Collection and it is indeed. It's Velvet! {**Sigh**}

I was going to put some gold or green in the middle, but I just loved this velvety goodness too much.  The card is so much prettier in person as well as this gorgeous bow. It is gold with beautiful rose buds on it. It's just divine and elegant like this card and for a finishing touch I had to add some deep red rhinestones which are also part of the Lush collection by My Minds Eye.

Whatever you may be doing in your corner of the world I hope it's going great for you!

Stamps: Hero Arts: Chandelier, Magnolia Stamps: You're Invited
Paper: Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Kraft, Bazzill Matte, DP: My Mind's Eye Lush
Ink: Palette: Moulin Rouge
Other: Spellbinders Label One, Rhinestones: My Mind's Eye, Silk Rosebud Ribbon