Saturday, March 30, 2013

Enjoy the journey!

Hi there! Lori is bringing us another fun challenge for Our Creative Corner. She challenges us to create a card or a project inspired by travel and/or transportation. We have to use at least two different designer papers.

Stampin Up has released a new stamp set called Sent with Love (131847) and the matching designer paper (132182). I love planes and this set is all about planes so what a better opportunity to use it for this challenge. I just used the stamps from this set and the papers to create my card. It was that simple.

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Easter!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Tax Time!

This week Heidi is bringing us a challenge to honor tax day. We have to create a project using notebook or spread sheet/balance paper. It is an unusual and fun challenge. You can see all the variety of designs that the design team has created.

I was inspired by one of the cards offered in one of the classes I took on Clean and Simple CardMaking 2. I adapted the original design to fit in this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Easter!

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "Lined paper (Notebook, Graph, Spreadsheet etc.)".
  2. Create a project that has a "Distressed appearance".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project with "Lined paper that's Distressed looking".

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Some music in our lives

Hi there. Sue, our hostess at Our Creative Corner, is challenging us to create a project with music in it and kraft. I think that music is a great way to add melody to our lives and it is amazing how much our mood depends on the music we listen to. That is what happens to me, does it happen to you too?

I don't have stamps that represent music, so I combined an embossing folder and a washi tape with music notes with other stamps. I added flowers and buttons which I consider match with the music in my card.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Butterflies Gallore!!!!

Hi everyone! Holly brings us a triple challenge this week at the Friday Mashup and this is about creating a card using the brayer, for me a very forgotten tool, the sketch and/or the addition of butterflies. I am not expert with the brayer but I managed to create the sky and the bottom part of the card. As you can see I flipped the sketch sideways so the ribbon looks better like this than on the original sketch.

Check out the creations of the design team at the Friday Mashup blog.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:

1. Make a project using the "Sketch".
2Or Make a project using "Butterflies & Your Brayer".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with "your Brayer using the Sketch and add some Butterflies".

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Analogous colors at Our Creative Corner

Happy weekend everyone! Our Creative Corner is bringing us a new and fun challenge for this week. Sue is our hostess and she challenges us to create a square card, and to use analogous colors, which are the colors next to each other on the color wheel.

As you can see in the picture I used my favorites colors that are in the shades of oranges, reds  and yellows. I placed all the elements on a natural white cardstock. I got inspired by Iwona Palamountain. I am pleased the way my card came out.

Stop by Our Creative Corner blog and check the amazing creations of the rest of the design team.

Thanks for popping in! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Chalkboard technique

Happy Friday everyone! Amy is the hostess of this week's challenge at the Friday Mashup. She wants us to create a project using the chalkboard technique, which by the way is very popular now, and use two or more stamp sets.

I was inspired by Lisa Young and Betsy Veldman. They have created beautiful cards applying this technique and Betsy has a tutorial on how to do the technique. Visit their blogs and you are going to get inspired too, as well as the Friday Mashup blog where there is a display of wonderful creations from the design team.

Products I used to make this card:
Basic Black cardstock                      (121045)
Melon Mambo cardstock                 (126948)
Pool Party cardstock                        (122924)
Craft Stampin Pad Whisper White   (101731)
Loving thoughts stamp set                (125845)
Oh, Hello  stamp set                         (130733)
From My heart stamp set                  (126557)
Hearts a Flutter stamp set                 (129252)
Natural Trim Ribbon                        (129287)
Sycamore Street Button (SAB)         (130812)

1. Make a project using the "Chalkboard Technique".
2Or Make a project using " 2 or more Stamp Sets".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project using "2 or more Stamp Sets with the Chalkboard Technique".

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Colors and Patterns

Happy Monday! Another week for the Our Creative Corner challenge, and as usual I am running behind with my post. Meihsia is our hostess this week and she challenges us to create a project inspired by the colors and patterns in the photo, and we have to include at least one piece of metal embellishment. Please visit the Our Creative Corner blog to take a look at the gorgeous creations of the rest of the design team.

I created a tag this time, and I applied the Rusted Enamel Technique. Then I added some texture with the laces and my pieces of metal are the three ribbon slides.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Mashup #100

Wow! Isn't that amazing? The Friday Mashup is celebrating 100 challenges. It feels like yesterday when I started as a part of the design team and now we are having a party for the 100th challenge. This week we have to pick one of the challenges from 1-99 to participate and we have to tell what we like about the challenge we picked.

I picked challenge #59 because that was my first challenge when I started as part of the design team. Let me tell you that I enjoyed every single minute to be part of this team. It is so nice to work with such an incredible group of talented ladies. I've learned a lot from every single one of them. I am so thankful for being able to share my creativity with all of you. Hope you enjoy participating in the Friday Mashup challenge #100 for the chance to win a $25 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate!

Visit the Friday Mashup blog to check out the challenges the other team members picked and their wonderful creations!

I created the card based on this challenge.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project " with a Decorative Edge! "
  2. Or Make a project with " Ribbon and or a Bow. "
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project " with a Decorative Edge & Ribbon ". 

Stampin Up products I used for this card:

From My Heart Stamp Set (126557)
Sent with Love DSP (132182)
Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595)
Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon (122331)
3/8" Designer Printed Brads (122940)
Paper Piercing Pack Essentials (126187)
Soft Suede ink pad (126978)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Inspired by the photo

Hello! Happy Saturday! This week the talented Meihsia is the hostess for Our Creative Corner. The theme of the challenge is to get inspired by the colors in the photo and add fabric flowers and a crown.

I wanted to create some texture in my card, so I applied a coat of crackle paint, let it dry and then sponged some distress ink here and there. I don't know if it shows in the picture, but the final look is kind of rough. Then I added some splotches of paint, the embellishments and stamped the sentiment with Staz-On black ink. The big flower was made with a strip of fabric which I folded around and fastened with thread and a brad. The little flowers are small circles of fabric fastened with a brad. The different panels of cardstock have been glued off to give interest.

Hope you like it and I hope you get inspired enough to participate in our challenge! Stop by the Our Creative Corner blog to check out the wonderful creations the rest of the design team has created.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy stamping!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bundle of Love

Hello my dear followers! Here we are again at another challenge for the Friday Mashup. I will be your hostess this week and the theme for this challenge is to create a project with babies in mind. It could be for a baby shower or for a welcome baby and if you want to mash it up, use these colors in your project: Pool Party, So Saffron, Real Red and a Neutral.

Check out the Friday Mashup blog to get inspired by the creations of the Design Team.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:

1. Make a project for a "Baby Shower or a Baby".
2Or Make a project using the Colors "Pool Party, Real Red, So Saffron & a Neutral".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for a "Baby/Shower using the Colors listed above".

These are the products I used to make this card:
Adorning Accents Folders (125601)
Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595)
Baby Bundle Stamp set ( W 118525 C 120576)
Stampin Write Markers 2011-2013 (123002)
Stampin Write Marker Real Red (100052)
Stampin Write Marter Daffodil Delight (119677)
Cute Clips Hung Up (129389)