has got to be hands down, one of my fave 80′ movies EVA!!! It rocks. ’Nuff said.
That is our inspiration for the new challenge at Red Carpet Studio for the next 2 weeks.
So the idea is to create a project with breakfast in mind…your favorite food perhaps? A favorite eating place? Pancakes gone wrong??? You decide.
For me, I was excited to finally use this new stamp set from Stampin’ Up. LOVE IT!
What is breakfast without COFFEE right? Personally, I don’t know as I don’t drink coffee, but I really wanted to use this stamp set..LOL
All the items on this card are from Stampin Up. Totally love this new hexagon punch. The splatters are (I believe) from the Gorgeous Grunge set (so versatile). I added some corrugated cardboard and a little button with twine for some texture. It was also embossed. (totally can’t remember the embossing folder name, sorry ;( )
So, wipe the sleep from your eyes, brew a cup, and scuttle in your slippers over to the blog to see the other great projects from the DT this week. We can’t wait to see how you do breakfast!
I am so excited to start my month as the guest designer for 4 Crafty Chicks this week. It is going to be such fun and I know you are going to enjoy the challenges coming up
To start off, we have a color challenge for you! Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, River Rock (burgundy, dark green, pale green, dark brown )
At first I thought that these colors would be hard to work with but surprisingly it was pretty easy and they really go great together!
Here is the card I made. I got my inspiration for this card from Pinterest (which I have been spending a lot of time on lately) and I used up all the stamps in my French Foliage stamp set from Stampin Up (which is also a challenge from the Stamp It Card Challenges magazine).
I really liked how this turned out. I added some distressing as well as some twine and a clip for some dimension. I decided I didn’t want to put a sentiment on this card because I wanted to either a) add the sentiment later for whatever I wanted to use the card for or b) just send it as a blank for anything card. I hope you like it and please don’t forget to play along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. We would love to see what you do with these colors!
It’s snowing here. A lot. **sigh** With all of the white stuff falling down, it’s kind of hard to think of anything but Christmas but it was nice to make a change. Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week, is Butterflies!
I have this really great Stampin Up die cut that I picked up but really haven’t had a chance to use yet so it was fun to break it out.
I am mailing this out to someone special so I didn’t want to add too many embellishments to it. I just used some scraps of DP that I had on my desk and my trusty go to Stampendous stamp set for the sentiment. I added a few pearls and a little bling as well. I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us this week!
And here we have another card created for the Core’dinations online crop. The theme for Clare’s challenge was to use your core’dinations cardstock to make quick and easy Christmas Cards…believe me, you can’t get quick and easier than this. I think the whole card took me 5 mins to create. I used the white from the Core’dinations Stacy Julian Happy Colors (this paper pack is getting quite the workout over the last few days!).
I knew I wanted to do a white on white card because I really love the look of them and what better theme than snowflakes. I decided to brush the dust off of my Christmas embossing folders and chose this snowflake one. I then used a sizzix snowflake die and my SU punches to set the sentiment. I did a bit of distressing on the edges and added some pearls and bling (oh those little blings are hard to work with!) to set it off.
Make sure you stop by and play along to win some great Core’dinations packs!
entered into these challenges:
crafting by designs: anything goes
Lady Anne’s Challenges: more than 1 layer
Our Daily Bread Stamps: inspired by a song (white Christmas)
through the craftroom door: anything goes
Ok so have 2 more cards for the Core’dinations online crop. These ones were a bit trickier for me because they were outside my comfort zone.
The first one is for Tami Mayberry’s CAS card challenge. Wow! CAS, not quite an easy task for me. I love to put layers and embellishments. However, I managed to do it.
I used some more of the Core’dinations Stacy Julian Happy Colors stack for the punched border and the green one is from (I believe the Core Essentials brights pack. I long ago took the packs apart when I filed under color so I’m pretty sure that is it). I ran it through my cuttlebug (candy cane stripe). The embellishments I chose were some SU twine in white as well as this brad buddy wreath from HOTP that I found in my Christmas embellishment bag. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. I used 2 punches, one SU and the other is I believe Marvy Uchida.
For my second card, I chose Ellen’s create your own embellishment challenge. It was a bit trickier than I thought it would be but I figured it out! the base is from the Stacy Julian Happy colors (I try to use as much of the paper as I can ) I sanded it down a bit before adhering. I then took some of my scrap core-dinations pieces in green and then I punched out little circles. I then took those circles and (tried to) create a wreath! I just added a bit of ink on them for some dimension and then some red bling for the berries. The sentiment is one I found in my embellishment box that was sent to me in a swap. Then just finished it off with a bow
I hope you like them, and I hope you are playing along with some of the challenges as well
It’s Friday! So excited. I leave for holidays on Monday for 10 days in BC to visit family and go camping so it is going to be quiet on the blog for a little bit.
Our new challenge is up at Creative Corner Challenges. A fun, simple anything goes challenge. Everyone loves those right???
Here is my card for you this week.
I was challenging myself to just use elements that were already on my desk within arms reach. Apparently I have a lot.
The image is a Stampin up one. I think i got it in a swap. The leaves are from Wal-mart. I love these things! I can’t remember where the sentiment came from. I had this one stamp on my desk under a bunch of papers and was what I used to build my card around. The DP was in my scrap bucket. I think it came together nicely considering…LOL
Please stop by the blog to see the other DT creations and to enter this week’s challenge.
Hello! I know it’s been a whole week since I posted last. So sorry. It has been busy at my house with work…my shifts have been upped so I had less free time this week. I do have a new challenge card for you for the Creative Corner Challenges this week.
It’s for the boys! We want to see your masculine cards. We have a great little prize to be won. Here is my card this week.
The DP and chipboard are from Kaiser Craft “Little Toot” collection I do believe. The sentiment is stampin up. Simple but effective. I hope you enjoy it and stop by the blog to see the great projects this week and don’t forget to enter!
I am really excited to have been asked to be a guest designer at ABC Challenges this week! A big Thank you to Patty and her team for allowing me to play with them this week. Their challenge for this week is Clean and Simple aka CAS. These are not easy cards for me. I love to add layers and embellishments on my cards. However, I did it and I really like how it turned out.
I decided to use a Stampin Up set that I hadn’t used yet called French Foliage. One of those ones I picked up for some generic cards but somehow find difficulty in actually using. I paired it up with the sentiment from Kindness Matters and just a touch of bling and voila!
Please stop by the ABC challenges blog and enter their challenge for this week. You still have some time left!
Entered into these challenges:
Creative Creations: Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: No Designer Paper
CAS Fridays: Clean and Simple cards
Hey there! So I am excited to be a part of a new challenge blog with a couple of other great ladies. We’re just cutting our teeth so please bear with us as we work out the kinks, get the badges going and the like.
Our blog is called Creative Corner Challenges. Each week we will bring you a new challenge and you have one week to enter your projects. Make sure you check out the challenge rule tab with all the information.
Our first challenge for you is Embossing. Use either heat or dry embossing somewhere on your projects.
Here is the card I have for you today.
I did both heat and dry embossing for this one. I used my cuttlebug heart folder (had to blow the dust off of that one) and I also stamped the image (from Stampin Up) with versamark and then embossed it with some red embossing powder I had. The sentiment is also Stampin up and the bling is from my stash. I really hope you like it, and I do hope you will play along with us each week. I look forward to seeing your great projects.
Entered into these challenges:
Creative Moments: Embossing
Divas by Design: anything goes
The Stampin Chef: Celebrations
ABC Challenge: Embossing
Cards Galore: Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge: Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts: Something Old
Natalie & Amy’s Challenge: Your favorite things (love embossing folders)
One Crazy Stamper: Anything Goes
Scrap It Girls: Bling, Glitter, Shine & Sparkles
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Lady Anne’s Challenge: Anything Goes
Hey all. I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the last little bit. My whole house is sick including myself and I’ve been busy with work so I have not had a lot of free crafting time.
We have a new challenge at Use It Tuesday this week. It’s time to break out those stamp sets that you’ve bought but have yet to use! You must have at least one. If you’re like me the challenge is to figure out which one you want to use! For my DT card this week, I went with Stampin Up’s Faith in Nature stamp set. I had used the THANK YOU sentiment several times but never any of the other stamps. I decided to use the Pear in this one.
I paired it (heeeheeee pun intended) with the Basic Grey granola paper and then just some ribbon and pearls from my stash. I actually heat embossed the image and the sentiment for this card for a bit more texture. I hope you like it. Don’t forget to stop by the blog this week to see the rest of the DT projects and to enter our challenge! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Also, we are still having our DT Call for the January -June 2013 term. This is a great DT for anyone that has tonz of stash and wants to use it up! Here’s the post with all the deets!
Crafty Boots: anything goes
Lollipop Crafts: Be Thankful
My Craft Spot: Showing Gratitude
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Pile it On: anything but a Christmas Card
Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks
the Squirrel and the Fox: anything goes