Saturday, August 1, 2015

Great Impressions + Paper Sweeties: A Joint Blog Hop Celebration!

Hi, friends!  As you all know from my previous post, Great Impressions is hopping with Paper Sweeties for their 3rd Birthday Celebration this month!  There is a SUPER fabulous prompt for you to create with this month, then link your creations up on the Paper Sweeties blog!  Check out your inspiration...

I was inspired by the soft colors and fun floral shapes on top of the cupcakes.  And so, here is my card, created using fabulous stamps from the Great Impression online store!

I've used a beautiful sentiment, H257 Someone Like You, as my focal point.  I highlighted it with some pastel flowers with Cookie Dough sequin centers.

The fun banners were created by coloring E846 Flag Banner, then fussy cutting them out.  I used the colors in the challenge prompt as my inspiration. :)

I used some fun patterned paper and doily quarters to gussy up my card base before layering everything else on.  I adore this sweet card!  I hope you do, too!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

That's all for me today, friends.  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  Make sure to complete the hop at Paper Sweeties for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes available!  I also would love for you to come and join our monthly challenge at Great Impressions!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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World's Best Dad

Hi, friends!  I know that the first of the month is such a busy time on this blog, but I just had to share this card using new stamps from The Stamps Of Life today!  Take a peek...

This card uses the *NEW* tshirts2stamp set.  I stamped the shirt outline and sentiment in Powdered Sugar ink onto Licorice cardstock, then heat embossed it all.  I fussy cut it out and added a few enamel stars.  The patterned papers are from the Happy Collection Patterned Paper Pad.

I did throw in some enamel hearts, but they're black, so not TOO girly. :)  I layered the patterned paper panels for added interest.  I think this is so fun!  I hope you do, too!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)

I'm entering this card with these fabulous challenges~

That is all for now, friends!  Thank you SO much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I hope you have some time to play along with these fabulous challenges today. :)  Hop over to The Stamps of Life to grab these goodies today, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

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House of Cards: Metallic

Hi, all!  Time for another monthly challenge at House of Cards!  This month, we've got a word cue for you--"Metallics"!  Let it inspired you however you choose. :)

I decided to try my hand at Faux Patina.  You can take a peek at my tutorial video on it HERE or at the House of Cards challenge blog.  I made a faux patina-ed base for the rest of my fun metallic embellishments.  Check it out...

I added some beautiful metallic flowers, made by my friend, Cohenna, as well as some leaves, a half doily, a punched trim, and metallic ribbons and elastic cording to the top of the card.

The bottom of the card was where I put the sentiment.  This sweet one is from the Flower of the Month: Poppies stamp set from Inspired By Stamping!  And take a closer look at the effect of the patina technique, too.

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this turned out!  I adore this fun technique, and it is SO easy, so make sure you check out my tutorial video!  I also cannot wait to hear what you think of my creation, so please do leave a comment below!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a peek at my creation. :)  I hope you come and join our current challenge at House of Cards--I always LOVE seeing what you come up with!  Don't forget to take a peek at the amazing DT work, too!  You will be INSPIRED.  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday

Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY!!!  It's the beginning of August, and the beginning of the 3rd Birthday Month at Paper Sweeties!!!  We are hopping with TONS of fun sponsors for our challenge, PLUS we have a wonderful inspiration challenge for you, too!  Take a peek...


Isn't it such a fabulous inspiration?!  I LOVE the soft colors and fun marshmallow flowers on the cupcakes!  Check out the card I made for the occasion...

I paper pieces some balloons and the fun cake image from the Party Time stamp set.  I then die cut them out with the Party Time Sweet Cuts dies and added some sparkle and shine with glitter, Cookie Dough sequins, Robin Egg sequins, Marshmallow sequins, and Bubblegum sequins.  A bit of Raspberry twine and Blueberry twine was also added for some fun texture.

The sentiment was made using the Happy stamp set and Happy Sweet Cuts dies.  More Robin Egg sequinsMarshmallow sequins, and Bubblegum sequins were sprinkled throughout, along with another paper pieced balloon.

Well, I think this is TOTALLY sweet, don't you?!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, friends!  I read them all and am so inspired by your kind words--THANK YOU for leaving them. :)

Now it's YOUR turn to join the fun!  Hop over to the Paper Sweeties blog to link up, and don't forget to check out the inspiration from the other gals, too!

Here's the list~

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
August Guest Designer:  Jen Carter

Alumni Designers:

Annette Allen 
Jinny Newlin
Kristi Schurr
Lisa Elton 
Lori Hairston 
Patti Goldman

I'll be back with inspiration for the monthly release later this month!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!