Sunday, March 25, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Bold and Beautiful Challenge

I have a CAS Get Well card to share today.  I made this card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #45 "The Bold and the Beautiful".  The challenge is to create a Clean And Simple project using pastels and black.

The flower stamp is from Hero Arts, Little Polka Dot Blossom Cling.  I stamped the flower with versa mark on Certainly Celery paper twice and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I cut out and layered the two flowers to give it some extra dimension.  For the flower center I used a 1/2 inch circle cut out of Basic Black paper.  I embossed the black background paper with the Polka Dot embossing folder and finished the image with a strip of scalloped trim in Certainly Celery and an edge trim of So Saffron.  The Get Well Soon Sentiment is from Everyday Sayings by Hero Arts.

Lately I've been needing a lot of Get Well and Thinking of You cards.  I love when I come up with a quick and easy, clean and simple everyday card! 

CFC45:  The Bold & The Beautiful-
create a Clean And Simple project using a pastels and black

CFC #45
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Totally Stampalicious Color Challenge

Happy Monday!!!  I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!  We have a super fun challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious - it's a COLOR Challenge.  We want to see Purple, Turquoise, and Green in your card or project.

I thought these colors were perfect for Poppi Penguin.  Here's my card.....

Stamps:  Poppi Penguin
Paper:  Rich Razzelberry, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, PTI White
Ink:  Sharpie Markers - Black, Turquoise, Purple, Yellow & Grey, Certainly Celery Marker, Memento Black Ink
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Word Window Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stickles

Be sure to check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog for more great COLOR inspiration!

I'm also including this card in this week's CAS-ual Friday recipe challenge.


This week's challenge is a recipe challenge using 3 things:
  1. A Pattern  
  2. An Image
  3. A Sentiment

Saturday, March 17, 2012

1-2-3 Casual Fridays Challenge

CFC #44

Happy Saturday!!!!  Today is off to a GREAT start ~ it's a gorgeous Sunny day here in Michigan and I've been able to get some crafting done this morning.

Today I'm here to share the Anniversary card I made for this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge.

Stamps:  Cheers to You, Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Me & My Big Ideas DP
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Stickles, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Marvy Giga Scalloped Square Punch, Photo Corner Punch

This week's challenge is a recipe challenge using 3 things:
  1. A Pattern  
  2. An Image
  3. A Sentiment
 I cut the scalloped square out of the patterned paper and used dimensionals to pop the image up inside the square.  For the banner on the sentiment I used the triangle corner of the photo corner punch.

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Anniversary card!


    Monday, March 12, 2012

    Creating is Fun & {ippity} Blog Hop

    Welcome to the 3rd Stop on the 
    Creating is Fun & {ippity} Springtime Blog Hop! 

    I have two cards to share with you today :)
     This adorable Cupcake and sentiment are from the Cuppy Cakes stamp set by Ippity.  You can order Ippity through Maria Levine HERE.  I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper using some yellow DP and I framed the image with yellow bakers twine.  The yellow twine is from Creating is Fun. 
     For my second card I used the same cupcake image and twine and just changed the layout.
    The next stop on the blog hop is Andrea's amazing Whimsy Crafts blog!  To start the hop from the beginning go to Maria's Blog - Creating is Fun.
    Be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs along the hop.  One lucky WINNER will be chosen from all of the comments for a Grand prize which includes Ippity Stamps from Maria's Store and $25 certificate from Creating is Fun.
    Here's the link to the store:  Ippity Stamps

    Thanks for HOPPING with us!!!!

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

    Totally Stampalicious - Flower Challenge

    Stamps:  Scarlette Cupcake
    Paper:  Poppi Parade, Dotted Daisies (Doodlebug), Regal Rose
    Ink:  Memento Black, Poppi Parade, Regal Rose, Barely Banana, E31 Copic Marker
    Accessories:  Three For You Flower Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Small Circle Punch

    Happy Monday!!!!  

    We have another FUN challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious!  This week's challenge is to use Flowers on your card or project.  As you can see I have quite a few flowers on my card.  The pink paper on the inside of the card is covered in flowers too.  I trimmed the edge of the card at 1/2 inch and then punched it with the scallop trim border punch to make a little space for a flower border.  I had a bit of trouble getting a good picture of this one so I ended up using a clothes pin to hold it closed for the picture.  I used the newly released Scarlette Cupcake stamp set for the image and sentiment.

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!  Check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog for more fabulous flower inspiration!


    Monday, March 5, 2012

    Welcome Baby CAS-ual Friday Challenge

    This week's challenge at CAS-ual Friday's is to create a baby card!  I just found out last week that I'm going to be an Aunt again so the timing for this theme is PERFECT ♥  The sweet little one won't be here until September but it's never too early to start working on baby projects!

    I made this little boat using a 1 3/8 inch circle punched out slightly more than 1/2 way and a 1 inch square cut into 2 triangles and trimmed.  I popped all the boat pieces up with dimensionals.  The Welcome Baby stamp is from the Totally Stampalicious new release FUNNY STROLLERS.  The base of this card is Stampin Up retired Barely Banana that I've been hoarding saving.

    CFC#42 Hey Baby!

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my baby card!  You can find the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC#42 Hey Baby!  HERE


    Sunday, March 4, 2012

    Spring Challenge with Gus

    HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!  It's been quite a week for me.....and I'm glad to be back to my normal routine.  This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to create a SPRING THEMED card.    I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch # 24 for the layout.  The image and sentiment are from the GUS Golf stamp set that was recently released at Totally Stampalicious!  I stamped GUS onto white paper and fussy cut him out using my small fiskers scissors.  I mounted him onto a light blue background to simulate the sky.

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!  Be sure to stop by the Totally Stampalicious Blog  for more great SPRING inspiration!!!!

    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    March Calendar Page

    Today I'm here to share my March 2012 Desktop Wallpaper page.  I created this page using the My Digital Studio software from Stampin Up.

    Some of my blogging friends have created calendar pages too!  Check out these great blogs for more March inspiration:

    I'll be back soon with my March calendar stand and page.

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my March calendar page!!!!