Friday, June 29, 2012

Encouragement Card for Paper Players Sketch Challenge

Good Friday Morning!

I'm here today with a card for this week's Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP101.

Stamps:   One of Those Days
Paper: Basic Black, Misc DP
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Black Ribbon, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Label Punch, SU Pearls

I chose this color scheme based on the theme of the card.  These aren't my typical colors but I really like the contrast of the soft blue and yellow against the grey and black.  I sponged some silver on the white circle.  The bird and cloud are paper pieced.

The most meaningful card I ever got was from my twin sister.  When I was going through a really rough time, my sister gave me a card with an adorable kitten hanging from a tree with the sentiment - hang in there.  I'll never forget that card because it meant so much to me that she cared so much for what I was going through.  I still have that card 15 years later.  That's why I LOVE this stamp set so much.  It means a lot when you can send someone a card of encouragement when they really need it.

 For my card I used the {ippity} set One of Those Days


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy 100th Challenge Paper Players


Today I have a card for this week's Paper Players Challenge.  Since it's their 100th Challenge, they let us pick any past sketch or color challenge.  I decided to do both.  I used sketch #80 and color challenge #42 (Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, and So Saffron)

I scored the Baja Breeze paper with the Scor Pal (Love that tool!!!) before I punched out the cupcake wrapper.  As you can see I used the polka dot embossing folder - big surprise, I know.  I added stickles to the dots on the frosting, to center of the flower, and to the three dots on the bottom that are actually the decorative dots that pop out of the cupcake punch.  Those are super small and hard to adhere to the paper.  If anyone has a tip for that I'd love to hear it!

That's it for my card.  We've been super busy house training our new 10 week old Yorkie Puppy.  He's a lot of work but also so CUTE!!!  Check him out....

I've had to stop typing this post at least 10 times to redirect his attention from chewing on something he wasn't supposed to.  He's lucky he's so darn adorable and cuddly!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today and Happy 100th Challenge to The Paper Players!  Here's to 100 More!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Maria Levine's Got {ippity}? Summer Themed Blog Hop

You've reached the 2nd stop on Maria Levine's Got {ippity}? Summer Blog Hop!  Hopefully you arrived from Maria Levine's Blog RIA CREATIONS.

Here's my card:

Isn't this little bird just too cute?  I paper pieced the bird and the cloud with designer paper.  The background on the Cameo Coral paper was embossed with the polka dot embossing folder.  I used the indents for the front of the card instead of the popped out dots to give it a little different look. 
The layout for this card is from the current Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge.  I’m also including this card in this week’s CAS-ual Friday’s Polka Dot challenge.  

 For my card I used the {ippity} set One of Those Days

The next stop on the blog hop is Martha Pineda.  Please be sure to comment on each blog along the way.  One Lucky Winner will be chosen from all the participants for the blog hop prize!

Here’s the entire line up in case you get lost:

We’re looking for a JULY Guest Designer. If you’d like a chance to be our Guest Designer for July all you have to do is play along with our SUMMER theme using {ippity} (if you have {ippity}) and post your creations by June 29th for the JULY GDT call on our GOT {IPPITY} facebook group HERE.
Thanks for Hopping with us in our Summer {ippity} Blog Hop!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Grad Congratulations Free Digi Stamp

Today I have another Free Digi Stamp to share with you!  I created this digital sentiment to use on some graduation cards.

Here's a card I made using the digi stamp:

For this card I sized the sentiment to 1.5 x 2.5 inches.

Here's the free digi stamp.  Just right click on the image and you can save it to use on your graduation creations!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my graduation card and free digi sentiment!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June Calendar Page

Happy June!!!

Today I have my June calendar page and desktop wallpaper to share with you.  

I've been pretty busy over the past couple of weeks and unfortunately my available time for crafting has been minimal.  I'm hoping that is going to be changing really soon!!!!

I designed the desktop wallpaper using a Freebie Digital Paper pack from Sweet Shoppe Designs and My Digital Studio from Stampin Up.  The digital paper pack is called Sweet as Honey.  

For more great calendar page inspiration be sure to check out these talented bloggers:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my June Calendar page.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Flip Flop - Happy Summer

Stamps:  Flip Flop Happy (Unity)
Paper:  Kraft, Poppy Parade, Beach Babe DP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade, Summer Sun
Accessories:  Drywall Tape, SU Rhinestones
This card reminds me of my friend Trish.  She loves everything Flip Flop! 

I used some drywall tape to create a funky and fun backdrop for my flip flops.  I stamped the flip flops on blue designer paper (Beach Babe), colored the straps, added some BLING and voila!  The sentiment reads HAPPY we have each other. 

I'm including this card in the following challenges:

 Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Flip Flop card today!!!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Lawn Fawn Stamps Giveaway

Check out the Lawn Fawn Stamps giveaway on the Ginger Snap Scraps Facebook Page HEREOne lucky person is going to win all 7 new sets!  The winner will be chosen on June 10th!

I'll be back with my June calendar page on Wednesday!