Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday

We have a really fun challenge for you today over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!  You can find the sketch below, and when you are done creating your work of art, you can simply load it HERE!

I did the direct to paper technique for my card.  I swiped So Saffron across the top of the Very Vanilla c/s and then Pistachio Pudding across the bottom.  I inked just the grass on the bottom of the bird image from the set, Simply Sketched, using an Early Espresso marker, and stamped it across the card.  I then sponged some Early Espresso across the bottom.  I colored in the bird image (stamped separately on a scrap piece of paper) with Island Indigo and So Saffron before cutting it out and mounting it on the card front.  Here's a list of what I used:

Stamps: Simply Sketched
Inks: Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, Island Indigo
Papers: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding, Soho Subway DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic EF, Bitty Banner Framelits, Barely Banana Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Sponge

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Lunch Time Sketch!

Happy Monday everyone!  It's looks like another stormy day here; which makes for perfect day to be inside and stamp and play along with today's Techno Stamper challenge!  Below is the sketch, and you can load your creation once it's done HERE,

For my card I used the set, Bright Blossoms, which I have to admit I have had for a long time but have never used until now......I inked up the vase image with a Soft Suede marker and put a small post-it-note at the top before stamping the stems with Lucky Limeade.  I then added retired Everyday Enchantment brads for the flowers.  The saying is from the set, Itty Bitty Banners, stamped in Soft Suede and cut out using a Bitty Banner Framelit.  Here's the rest of the details:

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Inks: Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade
Papers: Whisper White, Tea for Two DSP, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Big Shot, Windows Frame Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Cloudy Day EF, Scallop Border Punch, Everyday Enchantment Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 23, 2013

LNS Challenge

Ready for a celebration challenge?  If so, you'll love this week's LNS challenge - which is to show your party projects - birthday cards, invites, banners, etc.!

Once you have created your project, you can simply load it on the LNS blog - which you can find: HERE

For my project, I went with a CAS guy birthday card, and it was pretty easy to create.  I created a mask for the sun by punching a hole in a post-it-note by using a 1-1/4" circle punch.  I then sponged in some Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie ink in the circle created by the punch, and then stamped the tree image after removing the post-it-note.  Added a button, distressed and sponged the edges, added some baker's twine, and there you have it!  Here's a list of what I used:

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede
Papers: Soft Suede, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Neutral Button, Sponge, Post-it-Note,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

Ok, I know it's Wednesday and I am a day behind in posting my challenge card to my blog.  I thought summer was when things slowed down......but it doesn't for me because it's the start of football season!!

So please forgive my late post; below you will find this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch.  When you are finished with your creation, please post it HERE.

I stamped the flower image from the set, Blooming with Kindness, with Early Espresso ink and then die cut the image using an Apothecary Accent Die.  I then used the Essentials paper piercing template to outline the die cut.  I then feathered the edges with Crumb Cake ink and sponge.  I accented the bottom of the Early Espresso c/s using another paper piercing template, and added some pearls and bow.  Here's the rest of the details:

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Papers: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Die, Essentials Paper Piercing Templates, Lacy Brocade EF, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Pearls, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots

Monday, June 17, 2013

Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge!

Are you ready for another challenge this beautiful Monday morning?  I hope so, as we have another great challenge for you over at the Monday Sketch Lunchtime Challenge!  Here's the sketch below; once you are finished with your work of art, you can simply load it HERE!

Below is my take on the challenge and I used my new fav color combo, Early Espresso and Crisp Cantaloupe!  The DSP at the bottom is called Soho Subway and I love how it accents the Crisp Cantaloupe.  Here is a list of what I used:

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso
Papers: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF, Crochet Trim Ribbon, Vintage Pin and Brads, Bitty Banner Framelit, Blender Pen, Sponge, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

We have another fun challenge for you over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!  Below is the fun sketch, and you can load your card HERE when you are finished!

I did a CAS for my card today and once again used my favorite (for now!) set, Simply Sketched.  I thought I would combine 2 of the new In-Colors, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar for my card.  I like the softness of the look these colors together think Baked Brown Sugar is a great accent/layering color!

Here's a list of what I used.  Sorry for the quick post, I'm am taking Ben to the doctor in a bit to get his knee looked at and (as usual) am running behind; have a great day everyone!

Stamps: Simply Sketched
Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
Papers: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain and Chevron EF, Vintage Brad, Blender Pen, Sponge, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals

Monday, June 10, 2013

Techno Monday Sketch

Another fun challenge over at Technostamper Monday Lunch Challenge!  Here's the sketch, and here is the link to load your awesome card: Techno Stamper Blog

I absolutely LOVE the cards that Lyssa created using the new hostess set, Simply Sketched, and cased one of her cards for my take on the challenge; you can see her awesome cards HERE.  She is so creative!!

Below is my cased card and I changed up my interpretation of the sketch just a little bit.  I colored in just the grass on the stamp using a Early Espresso marker and stamped it a couple of times and then stamped the entire bird image (twice) using an Early Espresso inkpad.  I colored in the grass and the bird image using a blender pen and the new ink color, Baked Brown Sugar (don't you just love that name?!).  Before I mounted the cut out bird image, I crinkled up the stamped c/s, distressed the edges and then lightly sponged Baked Brown Sugar around the edges and around the grass.

So this is my cased card for this week's sketch, and below is a list of what I used to create the card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Simply Sketched
Inks: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar
Papers: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Big Shot, Woodgrain EF, Vintage Brad, Early Espresso Brad, Distressing Tool, Blender Pen, SAMJ, Sponge, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday/LNS Challenge

Father's Day is fast approaching, and this week's LNS challenge is to create a Father's Day card.  I thought this would a great opportunity to combine the LNS challenge with today's Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge.

Below you'll find the sketch for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday, and when you are finished with your Father's Day card, you can load it:

Late Night Stamper Blog: HERE
Try Stampin' on Tuesday Blog: HERE

I decided to use the new hostess set, Simply Sketched for my challenge card, and made my card for my Father-in-Law.  I stamped the bird image twice on Whisper White c/s using a black StazOn inkpad.  I colored in just the grass on one piece of WW and then cut it out using one of the Windows Frame Framelits.  I colored and cut out the bird image and mounted it over the other image using a dimensional.  I pulled out my trusty Singer sewing machine and sewed a random pattern along the left-hand edge.  Here's a list of what I used:

Stamps: Simply Sketched, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Old Olive, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Papers: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Old Olive, So Saffron DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Windows Frame Framelits, Old Olive Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Word Window Punch, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine/Thread

Monday, June 3, 2013

Techno Stamper Challenge!

Hard to believe it's June here in Chicagoland with the very cool temps today.  Trying to resist the urge to put the heat on, and hoping now that the sun is out that things will start to warm up!

Below is the sketch for this week's Techno Stamper Lunchtime Challenge:


When you are finished with your card, you can download it: HERE

For my card I used the new hostess set, Simply Sketched.  I stamped the flower image twice on Whisper White; once using Old Olive ink, and the other using Rich Razzleberry ink.  I cut out the flower stamped with Rich Razzleberry and layered it over the Old Olive stamped flower.  I also lightly blended the color around the edges with a blender pen.

Hope you can play along this week!  Here's the details:

Stamps: Simply Sketched, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Bitty Banner Framelits, Old Olive Button, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Doily, Distressing Tool, Blender Pen, Sponge, Dimensionals, Scissors