Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Paper Players #87- CAS with buttons from Nance

This is my second card participating in The Paper Players Challenge!!! You can see the other one in my other blog. For the background, I used a technique that I saw in Capture the Moment, called Graduated Background.

I like to create my own background with inks or pastels, because that way I can combine the colors with the cardstocks I have, so I thought that it was great for this clean and simple challenge. The stamp set I used for the flowers and sentiment is Hello Again, which is discontinued, sorry. I made the butterflies with the Embosslits dies Beautiful Wings.

Hope you like my creation. Have a wonderful day! Enjoy!

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A Bingo Card for Our Creative Corner

Can you believe that I haven't used the Bingo Card Stamp Set since I bought it last year? I had purchased it with the idea of doing a kind of Bingo game for Christmas with my family but as always, time plays a very important role in my life, and I couldn't make it on time.

When I saw the Our Creative Corner Challenge for this week, I said "Perfect!", this is my time to get the dust off this stamp set and get it ready to go, lol. And so here is my creation, which can be used for a baby shower or after the baby is born. I love to make the animals pop out their faces in different positons in the square. Hope you like it. Enjoy!

Thanks for popping by!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake (120953), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650)
Stamp Set: Bingo Card (120851), Lovely Letters Alphabet (115030), Fox & Friends (W 117020, C 118565), Baby Bundle (W 118525, C 120576)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pals Paper Arts #131

I haven't participated in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge for a while. For this challenge, there is a sketch to follow and I wanted to create a baby room using that sketch. The stamp set that I used for that purpose was Little Additions. This is a set that I have used a few times but for this card, I used nearly all the stamps that come in the set.

I would have loved to create a baby with punches to put in the crib, but I didn't have a sample handy and I didn't want to look for it on the internet because I was so concentrated on creating the room for the baby that I didn't want to lose my inspiration. So the baby will come when she is born, lol. If you have an idea on how to create a baby with punches, I'd appreciate if you could share it with me. Hope you like my baby room. Enjoy!

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The Friday Mashup #50

This week for The Friday Mashup Challenge, we have to create a card following the sketch or applying the Faux Mother Pearl Technique by Heidi Baks. I decided to mash it up and do both, and if you haven't tried that technique you should try it. It is very simple and it gives a beautiful look to your card.

I like the way my vintage card turned out. I didn't mean to make a vintage card, but as usual, I start with one idea and end up with a card completely different than the one I had in mind. Does that happen to you? But I enjoy the whole process so it is ok with me. Enjoy!

Thanks for popping by! Have a great day!

Cardstock: Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650)
DSP: Mocha Morning Specialty (122366)
Stamp Sets: Notably Ornate (W 117098, C 120561), Loving Thoughts (W 125843, C 125845)
Punch: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle
Embellishments: Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), 1/2" Chantilly Crochet Trim (118480),Basic Pearls (119247)
Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854) for the technique.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Our Creative Corner and Retrosketches #2

Another card for two challenges, Our Creative Corner: Papercraft Tic Tac Toe and Retrosketches #2. For the Our Creative Corner challenge, I picked pink, stickers and ribbon. Very few times have I decorated a card with stickers, but it is so much fun and faster.

Retrosketches is a new challenge that started last week and I couldn't participate in the #1 challenge, but I didn't want to miss the chance to participate this week, so I decided to follow this sketch with the Tic Tac Toe theme of Our Creative Corner. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Friday Mashup #49

I made a basket for the Friday Mashup challenge using green and yellow as per the challenge instructions. I used the Scallop Square Die to create the little basket. The size of this basket is perfect to decorate the table for Easter, or even to place it on top of the plate of each guest.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #25 and The Paper Players #86

Hi there, hope you had a great weekend! Today I am going to participate in Linda Callahan's sketch for Freshly Made Sketches using Lesley's colors of The Paper Players Challenge. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzaz (119795), Pool Party (122924)
Stamp sets: Occasional Alphabet (W 117090, C 123598), Button Buddies (W 122735, C 122737)
Embellishments: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (122332)
Punch: 1-3/8" Circle (119860)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Clean and Simple Fall to Layout #180

I've been catching up a lot this past weekend with my challenges. After almost 2 weeks of being sick, I missed a lot creating cards for the challenges I regularly participate. I am much better now and my nose recovering, lol, after my very bad cold.

For the Fall to Layout challenge, I created a very simple card as the sketch says. I love simplicity in cards. Although most of the time I like to add several layers and embellishments, I also like to go back to basics and make very clean and simple cards.

Hope you like it! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Friday Mashup #48

I can't believe we are in March already. It seems like we were just counting down the minutes for the New Year, right? I know time flies by, especially if we are so into creating, whatever it is: in the kitchen, knitting, scrapbooking, card making and the list can go on and on. At least that's what happens to me and if you are like me, busy all the time, we need days much longer to do all the things we want.

This month we celebrate St. Patrick's Day! I am not much into it but the theme for The Friday Mashup is St. Patrick's Day and punches. And here my creation goes! The clovers are made with the heart punch from Stampin' Up! on top of the Curly Label punch on which I sponged on the borders with Lucky Limeade ink.

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Pals Paper Art #130

It's been a while since the last time I have participated in the Pals Paper Art Challenge. For this challenge, we have to use Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke and another color of your choice, which in my card is Pink Pirouette. I took the idea to create this card from Clean & Simple Card Making Online Classes. Unfortunately, I won't explain how I made it because I don't want to take credit away from the creators of the class. Sorry.

What I can tell you is that I used Always Artichoke ink to stamp the flowers for the background. I created the "kind of chipboard" flowers by punching out four flowers with Pink Pirouette cardstock for each flower. Then I glued the four flowers together making sure to align all the petals. Et voilà! The flower is done and with a pop up look without using dimensionals.

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Fresh Vintage (W 125115, C 125117), It's Your Day (123682)
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

SSSC #153

Another card for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I decided to create a happy birthday card because there will never be too many. I combined the Designer Series Paper Big Top Birthday with the Up, Up and Away Stamp Set. I think that both match very well for the occasion.

Hope you like it! Thanks a lot for stopping by.

DSP: Big Top Birthday (122348)
Stamp set: Up, Up and Away (W 122755, C 122757)
Punch: Eyelet Border (119853), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), 2-1/2" Circle (120906)

The Paper Players #85: Spring Has Sprung

I was inspired again by Cards Magazine to create this card for The Paper Players.

To create the flowers, I used the Flower Daisies #2 Bigz Die. I overlapped six layers of flowers on top of each other to give dimension and the sense of texture. The leaves are from the Blossom Petals Builder Punch. I used the Eyelet Border Punch for the borders at the bottom of the card. I punched them out using the same designer paper I used in the background, again to give a sense of texture, but not to make them pop because I wanted the flowers to be the focal point. The sentiment is from the Word Play Stamp Set and I chose it because I think that it is well suited for this challenge: It's "So Worth the Wait" to see the flowers bloom in spring.

Hope you like my creation! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Stamp Set: Word Play (W 120308, C 120651)
Bigz Dies: Flower Daisies (114520)
Punch: Blossom Petals Builder (121808), Eyelet Border (119853)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Our Creative Corner Challenge: Making Melody

Hi there! Happy Monday and ready for another challenge! This week's Our Creative Corner Challenge is about Making Melody. This challenge is not only to lay out papers and embellishments to look pleasing to the eye, but also to be inspired by a song.

The song that I picked was Dreams by The Cranberries, and for me dreams are what I don't stop having. I recognize myself as a dreamer, and that is what moves me forward.
I created a clean and simple card for this challenge. I was inspired by a card created by Maile Belles. She creates beautiful clean and simple cards.

First, I stamped the sentiment with Basic Black ink, and the flowers with Real Red ink. Once the ink was completely dry, I clear embossed, with the Vanilla Scented Emboss Powder, rows with the border that comes in the Fresh Vintage stamp set. Finally, I added the buttons and tied a bow with the White Baker's Twine.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Fresh Vintage (W 125115, C 125117), Word Play (W 120308, C 120651)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (119246), Baker's Twine (124262)