Saturday, July 30, 2016

Simon Says Stamp August 2016 card kit

I recently got back to card making after much too long of a break and wow, I haven't posted on my blog in 3 years!!! Really???
I back and today I'm sharing a card I made with the Simon Says Stamp August card kit, Seeing Stars.   When I first saw this kit I thought of the galaxy cards that are getting so popular now and specifically the card Kristina Werner made a while back.  At that time I made a galaxy heart just to learn the technique but did nothing with it.  Today I opened my card kit and used the stamp set in the kit to finish my card.  And by the way the stamp set was also designed by Kristina Werner!  Here's my card...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Memory Nest Summer Sketch Challenge

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a Scrapbook Layout sketch challenge over at The Memory Nest blog.  It's a layout sketch so I had to modify it a bit to make it work for a card.

You can see the sketch and the other DT's great layouts here

Friday, July 5, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #21

Hi everyone.  I have another 10 Minute Craft Dash card to share.  My term on the Design Team has ended, but I love the challenges so much I'm entering as a participant!  This one doesn't have a color theme, but does have the "stars" theme in honor of Independence Day.

I was dying to use my new Stampin' Up! background stamp that I just got in the mail so that was a must use item for this card.   I also used white embossing powder and assorted istress Inks to create the background panel.  This emboss resist technique was probably not the best technique to do for a 10 minute challenge because I ended up having to cut the panel down while it was still kind of damp, even though I did dry it a bit with my heat tool, and the paper started to tear.  Oh well - live and learn.

So here's my card and I just made it with a time of 9 minutes 58.5 seconds.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #20!

So my time on the 10 Minute Craft Dash Design Team has come to and end with this last challenge.   It's been great fun and I will definitely be participating in the challenges in the future.

I love the color combo of hot pink, tangerine and gray.  I created a watercolor wash with Stampin' Up! watercolor crayons and then die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp exclusive "fresh daisies" die.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Glitz - Yours Truly

Today, for The Memory Nest,  I'm sharing a few cards I've made with the Yours Truly line from Glitz.   I used the 6x6 paper pad.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #19!

I'm back again today with another 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.    I thought I'd be super quick with this one, but it took me a little longer than I thought to hand cut out the umbrellas.  I do love stamping onto patterned paper!

I hope you'll all play along and make sure you link up your entry for a chance to win a prize from a sponsor of the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Timeless Twine.

                                                            Here's my card...

and the time from start to finish...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 MInute Craft Dash #18

I'm here today to share my cards for the 10 Minute Craft Dash #18.

I went really simple on this one...

This took 7 minutes, 58 seconds.

This challenge is sponsored by Precious Remembrance Shop and there's a cute stamp set up for grabs for the winner of The 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge!   So head on over to Pretty Pink Posh and enter to win with your 10 minute card!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Clean and Simple FTL239 and Simon's May card kit 2013

Today I used a card sketch from this site and the May card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  Everything I used for this card is from the kit except I added Stampin' Up! Summer Starfruit ink - a perfect match to the patterned paper in this kit.

Here's the sketch:

and here's my card:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #17

Hello!  I'm love love loving the color scheme Paulina has selected for this round of the 10 Minute Craft Dash.

Isn't it awesome?  For my colors I used Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Tangerine Tango as well as my new favorite stamp and die set combo from Stampin' Up! called Secret Garden.

I squeeked it in with less than 3 seconds to spare!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Color

Simon Says Stamp's new challenge is Color - yay!  I love color :)
I was playing around with a new Simon Says Stamp stamp set from the April card kit and came up with this for the challenge.  I love the line of dots stamp from that kit although mine aren't all that straight, but I like it that way.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash # 16

Hello.  I'm here again with another 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.  This one is sponsored by Avery Elle and you can have a chance to win a $20 gift card to Avery Elle by participating in this challenge.

For this card I took out one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought.  I can't even remember who the manufacturer is, but I still love it because it's so graphic with all the dotted circles.  I created my own background paper with the stamps using the colors in the challenge.  I also used one of my newest stamp sets for the greeting.  It's an exclusive from Simon Says Stamp.
I used Melon Mambo and Gumball Green ink from Stampin' Up! and a colorbox in for the purple.
Ribbon is Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up! and the Striped patterned paper is also Gumball Green from Stampin' Up!

Monday, April 15, 2013