Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Color Inspiration #50

First of all~
A great BIG congratulations to Kristina Werner on her 50th Color Challenge!

WOW, quite an accomplishment! Thank you so much for all of your creative inspiration, your fabulous tutorials and of course, these color challenges. You have pushed me out of my "pastel box" into a world of color.
I had to get my card posted for this challenge before it hits the 1000 entry mark!
Kristina was very specific about using just these 5 colors. Sooooo, here it is brocken down by color:
Brown - Two of the butterflies punched from "Candy Corn" card stock from American Crafts; inked the daisy stamp (by artist, Lisa Hindsley) with Stampabilities "Chocolate Brown" and the computer printed words are in Brown ink from my Epson color photo printer; the brown and turquoise dotted ribbon is from "Scrapbooking Printed Ribbon" from Target.
Yellow - the cardstock banner under the 3 squares on top of the card, the bling on each butterfly and used yellow Stickles on the centers of the daisies
Turquoise - The 3 squares and the oval frame are cut from my DCWV "Citrus Stack"(a bunch of the sheets have GLITTER on 'em~so pretty).
Red - Had a bit of trouble adding this color but, found the right card stock for one of the butterflies in my DCWV Mat Stack- it's also embossed with Swiss Dot.
White - card stock from 'The Paper Company' is my base card.
Other supplies used include 1 1/4" square punch from Paper Shapers, oval scallop punch from Marvy, butterfly punch is Martha Stewart's and the corner rounder punch is EK Success.
Thank you so much for looking ~ I really really appreciate your comments ~ have a great day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Caardvarks - Trees a Crowd Challenge

I made this card for the Caardvarks Trees a Crowd Challenge. The sponsor this week is Taylored Expressions and they're giving away their new set called Branching Out, which I just love. I realized I didn't have a tree stamp... so I improvised a tad. The leaves (stamped three times) on my "tree" are from Big Lots $2.00 wood stamp bin, Stickles "Lime Green" glitter adds a little life to the leaves and the koala bear hanging off the tree branch is from See D's "Safari" clear stamp set.
Heart corner punch is EK Success. The ribbon and print paper and card stock are from AC Moore and the orchid mat is embossed with Cuttlebug's "Stylized Flowers". Really hope this qualifies for this great challenge ~ it was a fun card to create :^)
As always, thanks for stopping by, I so appreciate and enjoy reading your comments.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Taxes and Numbers

Happy Friday to everyone!
Cuttlebug's challenge this week motivated me to make a few birthday cards for my nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
I think this is a fun card to duplicate changing the child's name and age plus using different pattern papers. Although I may need a bigger cupcake for the 8 year old 'cause it only has one candle and I cut out the other 3 to add on top for the youngest grandson, Jack :o)

My card: All card stock is from my stash of 12x12 sheets bought at AC Moore. The cupcake is cut out and outlined with glitter gel pens - it's a Dollar Tree stamp(!). The Frame around "Happy Birthday" is a stamp from Fiscars "Wedding" Clear Stamp set. I cut out the number 4 freehand and embossed it with Cuttlebug folder "Floral Fantasy. The candles that I cut out of colored papers have Stickles glitter as the flame and on the stripes going down each one, I cut the (very thin) Party Streamers from colored papers and taped them to the back before adhering the cupcake to the card with a pop up dot. Hope you like what I came up with ~

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Rendezvous Monday

I had to get in on Cuttlebug's Rendezvous Monday Challenge which is actually two ~ First....the colors...kraft, black and white/ivory.
And the second part....keep it CAS....clean and simple!
Don't you just love this color combo? Me too, soooo I had to join in (before the deadline) :-P

Card ~ Butterfly and Sentiment Stamps are"Garden Flower" from Inkadinkado. The bunch of flowers is from Just For Fun.
Punches are both from Fiskar. I embossed the base (kraft) cardstock with Cuttlebug's "Stylized Flowers" folder and the ribbon is from Jo-Ann Craft Essentials.

CPS 111

Good Monday Afternoon everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.
This is my take on the CPS Challenge . I needed a Congratulations card for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who are about to become Grand Parents for the 4th time. Very exciting news!

Card Supplies ~ Stamps are Hero Arts, "Baby Pram" and "Baby Booties" Colored in with Tombow markers, outlined with glitter pens and dotted with Stickles "Crystal". The Martha Stewart "Butterflies" are punched out of pink and blue printed card stock and have a little bling on each from Nail Jewels ... yes, that would be manicure nail jewels :)
The green mat is embossed with Cuttlebug's "Devine Swirl" and the matching green ribbon is from Michaels.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

CPS 110 & K Werner Color Inspiration #48

Good Monday Morning! Thought I would try for two challenges today. CPS has a wonderful simple sketch that I just love, but deviated from a tad because of the embossing folders. The colors Kristine Werner has for this week's challenge are definitely on my Favorites List. Thanks for stopping by, let me know what ya think.
My Card~ Bunny Border stamp from All Night Media was colored with Decorating Chalks-in "Sparkle Green"grass, "Blue Sparkle"sky and "Rosie Gold" ears. Base card-(Kiwi substitute) green-is embossed with Cuttlebug's "Swiss Dot", Aqua (Baja Breeze substitute) mat is embossed with "Floral Fantasy".
Polka Dot Ribbon and cards stock from Michaels.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #3

This is Dawn McVey's new color challenge. These colors are yummy ~ she never disappoints us.
I totally agree with Dawn~you should take your camera to Fabric Stores? Sewing is one of my favorite pastimes, and spending 2-3 hours looking at fabric is not unusual...then again that's about the same time spent in crafts stores! It's no wonder I find myself asking "Where has the day gone?" a lot!
Okay! This 5-color wasn't as hard as I thought it may be...only stared at all the papers for a couple of hours yesterday :^) Found some print paper in my stash with pretty much all five colors and cut the butterflies from it with Martha Stewart's punch they are sitting on pink card stock. The kraft card stock is my base as well as the top oval Marvy punch with sentiment, vanilla card stock is oval punch underneath. Berry damask print is the background mat from Pressed Petals Venetian Mat Stack. The red geranium has a red & kraft color hemp through it. Hope you have a good evening. Thank you so much for stopping by.

CPS 109

Good Morning. Wow, it's Saturday already~another week has flown by. I am getting in under the wire (again :) with a post for CPS. Looks like a simple design, right? Weeeeelll, I stared at this sketch for hours before coming up with a card for my friend's Birthday on April 9th...which has to go into the mail today!!
My Card: Bee & Best Wishes stamps are from "Patterned Bugs"& "Garden Flowers" from Brenda Walton at Inkadinkado and the "Apple Blossom Border" is from Comotion Stamps; Card stock is from"American Crafts"; the Aqua mat is embossed with Cuttlebug's "Textile" folder; Stickles glitter on flowers and bees and jewels from "Studio 18" (I think?), also used "StarLightz" glitter gel pens to outline stamps. 3-D bee stuck on with mini PopDots from All Night Media. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.