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Friday, April 17, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas: Silver Snow


Hello, all!  It's time for another challenge over at CASE-ing Christmas!  This week, we have a beautiful card by DT member Donna from which to be inspired!  Take a look at Donna's original card...


I loved the fun aperture layout and the wonderful scallops down the side.  The sentiment across the panel was also an inspiration.  These were the things that have influenced my CASE.  Come and see my creation...


I used a large scallop punch for my aperture and added a glittery silver snowflake to the center.  It's held in place by silver elastic cording.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse, the cardstock, glitter paper and punches are from Stampin' Up!, and the patterned paper is from DCWV.  Liquid pearls were used to add more shine to the scallop borders.



I love the wintry feel of the blues, don't you?  The glitter adds some festive shine, and the liquid pearls finish it off perfectly.  What do you think?  I'd love for you to let me know in a comment below!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you join our challenge this week at CASE-ing Christmas and that you leave some love with the other gals on this amazing DT, too!  HUGS and MERRY stamping to you all! :)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Stamps of Life: Hello


Hello, dear friends!  I'm back with another card, of course! ;)  This one uses some fabulous products from The Stamps of Life and was made for 3 amazing challenges...come and take a gander!


I started with some fun olive polka paper from the Celebrate Collection patterned paper pad and some Ocean cardstock.  I punched the card, added it to the polka dots, then popped it up onto a Gingersnap card base.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from the hello for Sizzix stamp set in Licorice ink onto a piece of Powdered Sugar card.  This was layered onto a piece of Ocean card and some baker's twine was added.  The sentiment was then added to the card base.


I then die cut some leaves out of Kiwi card and two flowers out of Powdered Sugar and Ocean card using the Sizzix Flower Layers & Leaf die set. I layered these pieces together and added a rhinestone flower to the center for a bit of shine.  This embellishment was then added to the card.


I really love these colors--SO glad I found this combo challenge!  What do you think about this card?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


I am entering this card into these fabulous challenges~




That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by--your sweet comments always make my day!  I hope you take some time to join in the fun with these fabulous challenges!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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Inspired By Stamping: Masculine Sympathy Card


Hi, all!  I'm back with a very CAS card that uses products from the Inspired By Stamping online store.  Today, we are featuring masculine sympathy cards...take a peek at my creation...


This card was simple to make, but a bit difficult to execute because there's no room for messing up.  I started by stamping the lines from the Background Basics Lines stamp set in gray ink onto a white card base.  I then stamped a sentiment from the Vintage Dress Form stamp set on top in black. Some lines were dry embossed on either side of the stamped lines, and three black enamel dots were added.


Some noteworthy points about this card: First, make sure your clear blocks and acrylic stamps are cleaned well.  This will help you line up your sentiment perfectly.  Secondly, keeping the colors neutral help to convey the tone of the card.  The sentiment isn't necessarily a sympathy sentiment, but the colors tell the story.  Third, less is best when embellishing a masculine card.  So, what do you think of this one?  I'd love to hear your comments below!


That's all for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by--your visits make my day!  I hope you grab all these goodies from the Inspired By Stamping store today!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind!


Hello, SWEET blogging friends!  Welcome to the last day of this month's Paper Sweeties release! I have another card that I made these *NEW* SWEET products, along with some old favorites, to share with you!  Take a peek at what I have for you today...


The little wagon was cut using the Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts.  The little flowers inside were cut using the *NEW* Tree of Life Add-On Sweet Cuts, as was the top of the "grass" panel, using some selective die cutting skills.  Some Cookie Dough sequins were added as flower centers and for some shine!


The sentiment is from the Wagon Add-On: Bloom and Grow stamp set.  More Cookie Dough sequins frame it for more shine.  I just love the gorgeous effect these sequins have!


It's so fun to create all these darling scenes with these fabulous dies and fun patterned papers!  What do you think about my card today?  I hope you let me know in the comments below!


That's all for me today, friends!  Come and join our challenge and grab these goodies from thePaper Sweeties store!  Check out the other gals' cards, too!

Here's the inspiration list~

I'll be back next month with more fun release projects!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Paper Sweeties April Release Party!


Hello, SWEET blogging friends!  Welcome to Day 3 of this month's Paper Sweeties release! I have another card that I made these *NEW* SWEET products to share with you!  Take a peek at what I have for you today...


Today I decided to show off the *NEW* Sweet Cuts that we have available for purchase tomorrow!  This scene was created using patterned paper, the sentiment from the Tree of Life stamp set, Tree of Life Sweet Cuts, Tree of Life Add-On Sweet Cuts, and a few Tree of Life Add-On stamped images.  Some Cookie Dough sequins were added as flower centers and to add shine!  



I just LOVE these fun dies!  They are PERFECT for creating a sweet springtime scene, don't you think?  So, which of these products is YOUR favorite?  Let me know in the comments below!

That's all for me today, friends!  Come and join our challenge and grab these goodies from thePaper Sweeties store!  Check out the other gals' cards, too!

Here's the inspiration list~

I'll be back tomorrow with another fun release project!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties April Release Countdown!


Hello, SWEET blogging friends!  Welcome to Day 2 of this month's Paper Sweeties release! I have another card that I made these *NEW* SWEET products to share with you!  Take a peek at what I have for you today...


I stamped this sweet scene using the *NEW* Tree of Life and Tree of Life Add-On stamp sets.  Some Apple Pie baker's twine was added to anchor the scene.  I love the tri-colors in this twine!


I added some shine to the hearts and leaves with a Wink of Stella pen, but it's hard to see in the pictures of this card.  The "tree" is actually supposed to be a branch, but I thought it would look fun as a little growing tree instead. :)  What do you think?  I'd love to know, so please do leave a comment to let me know!

That's all for me today, friends!  Come and join our challenge and grab these goodies from thePaper Sweeties store!  Check out the other gals' cards, too!

Here's the inspiration list~

I'll be back tomorrow with another fun release project!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties April Release Sneak Peeks!


Hello, SWEET blogging friends!  It's time for another round of monthly Paper Sweeties releases, and I am so super excited to share these *NEW* SWEET products with you!  Take a peek at what I have for you today...


For this card, I used the *NEW* Tree of Life and Tree of Life Add-On stamp sets to create this fun scene.  Some Bubblegum sequins were added to the tree to add some more color and springtime vibe.


This sentiment is from the Sending Springtime stamp set, but that butterfly is from the *NEW* Tree of Life Add-On stamp set.  So fun!  More Bubblegum sequins were added to the "grass" for more shine.


I decided to add some pink paper behind my main panel to tie all the pinkness together.  I am super in love with these new sets, are you?!  Leave me a comment below to let me know your thoughts!

That's all for me today, friends!  Come and join our challenge and grab these goodies from thePaper Sweeties store!  Check out the other gals' cards, too!

Here's the inspiration list~

I'll be back tomorrow with another fun release project!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping! :)