Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Best Wishes

Just a quick post to share a card I made last night. It uses a sentiment from the Simple Said set from Paper Smooches. The flower is ribbon from May Arts. The scalloped circle is a die from Spellbinders.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Good Times

Have you heard of the new stamp company Mama Elephant? Today's card features one of the great sentiments from the Good Times set by Mama Elephant. I paired it with papers from October Afternoon and some star die cuts. The Good Times stamp set has many fun sentiments so I'm sure it's a stamp set that I'll turn to again and again.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a terrific Tuesday. Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

SPARKS Challenge

Today I have a card for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. The challenge was to make a card with a camera or a polaroid as the focus.

For more details on the challenge check out the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog.

I used two Classic Rectangle Spellbinder dies to create a polaroid frame and then stamped the sentiment by combining "Belated Birthday Wishes" from Word Salad and "Fishes" from Birthday Buddies. I masked off the "Wishes" from the Word Salad stamp so I could use the "Fishes" stamp from Birthday Buddies. The two fish from Birthday Buddies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I mounted them to the polaroid frame with foam dimensionals and added a green gem to the top of each hat. The wave paper in the background of the frame is from the Citronella pack from K&Company and the card base is from AMuse Studios.  

We're having a very snowy Sunday here so it's a great day for stamping. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Miss You

Just a quick post today to share this "Miss You" card. It uses papers from October Afternoon and images from Kim Hughes (Paper Smooches).

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a fabulous Friday. Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Simple Stories Happy Day Challenge

Please get comfy because today I have several cards to share with you and when you're done checking them out, I'm going to direct you over to Kim's blog. Kim and I got to know each other a few years back when we were on a design team together and I'm so glad that we have continued the friendship. Anyway, we were chatting the other evening and decided it would be fun to challenge each other to use the Happy Day papers from Simple Stories since we both happen to have that collection of papers.

So, I got to work and starting making cards. I have 5 cards to share with you today using the Happy Day 6x6 from Simple Stories. I paired it with some Stampin Up textured card stock that I had in my stash. It's the assorted pack of In-Colors from 2008, I think. It has Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red.

This card uses a sentiment from Paper Smooches and the ice cream cone die from Papertrey Ink.

This card uses a couple of dies and stamp sets from Papertrey Ink. 

Another card very similar to the last. I added a Zva Creative red rhinestone to the cherry on the cone for a little sparkle.

This one uses the sentiment flag die from Lil Inker Designs.

I also used the sentiment flag die to add the blue and orange mini banner pieces. I just trimmed the ends off of the die cut pieces. To create the mini triangle banner pieces I used the Papertrey Ink Banner Builder (A) piece and trimmed it. I mounted the pieces with foam tape to give the card some dimension.

Now be sure to stop by Kim's blog (Basement Stamper) to see the great cards she made with the same collection of paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

SPARKS Challenge: Picture Perfect

Today's card is for this weeks Paper Smooches: SPARKS challenge. You can find all the details on the challenge on the Sparks Challenge Blog.

We were asked to use this photo as our inspiration.

I focused on the colors for my card. I used papers from the Anthologie 6x6 pad from We R Memory Keepers and the Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Stamping!