Thursday, February 27, 2014

Can You Case It? Week 7

I am in the midst of doing report cards and what seems like a million and one other work related tasks, but wanted to take a few minutes tonight to relax and stamp in what my husband refers to as my "girl room." I miss my craft space when I get caught up in work or other obligations and it is always fun to steal away for a few minutes and create something!
The challenge over at Can You Case It? this week is "Flowers." The card below came together in just a few minutes thanks to the Stampin' Up! "Good as Gold" Simply Sent kit. This kit is one of the free Sale-a-Bration choices with a $50 order. Cute and free...can't beat that. I used elements of the kit, but did not make the card pictured in the kit. The kit includes gold envelope liners, which I used to punch the gold base flower. The sentiments come in multiple languages, including English of course. I choose the German thank you sentiment since I intend to send the card to my Oma!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
-Simply Sent "Good as Gold" Simply Sent kit
-Bermuda Bay cardstock
-Tangerine Tango candy dot
-Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating punch
-Blossom punch used to punch out the gold flower
-Gold embossing powder



Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dynamic Duos #91

It's "Triple Threat" week over at the Dynamic Duos blog this week. The color combination this week is Wild Wasapi, Tangerine Tango, and Melon Mamba. What a gorgeous color combo! Check out all the inpiration here at the Dynamic Duos blog. Here is my take on this color challenge:

 All materials used for this card are from Stampin' Up featuring:
-Wild Wasapi, Melon Mamba, and Tangerine Tango cardstock
-Melon Mamba DSP from the retired brights stack
-Melon Mamba, Wild Wasapi, and Tangerine Tango ink used to color the flower with blender pens on watercolor paper. Images were stamped with Staz On black ink.
-Oval framelits, Candy Dots, and Iridescent Ice embossing powder
-Flower is from Backyard Basics stamp set and greeting is from the Simply Sketched hostess set

Freshly Made Sketches #124

This is a quick and simple birthday card made for the Freshly Made Sketches #124 challenge. This square sketch is by Karren and you can find lots of inspiration on the Freshly Made Sketches blog here.

I really wanted the Birthday Basics DSP to be the focus of the card. I love the colors in this DSP and Bermuda Bay is one of my current favorites. This particular page in the DSP pack is also a favorite of mine. I love that you can use it for either masculine or feminine cards depending on the colors of cardstock that you choose to use with it.  What is your favorite current DSP?
All materials used for this card are from Stampin' Up! featuring:
-Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, and Very Vanilla cardstock
-Birthday Basics DSP from the 2013-2014 annual catalog
-Bermuda Bay stamp pad
-Bermuda Bay candy dots
-Greeting is from the Express Yourself hostess set

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dynamic Duos #90

The second card for today features the color combo of Daffodil Delight and Basic Black featured over at Dynamic Duos. This color combo instantly said "bees" to me. I found a small bee stamp in a set I bought last spring and was glad to finally ink up that set. You can find lots of inspiration over at the Dynamic Duos site here.

All materials used are from Stampin' Up! This card features Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, and whisper White cardstock. Inks used are Staz On black and Daffodil Delight. The bee stamp is from the Spring Sampler stamp set and it is punched out using the 3/4 inch circle punch and mounted on Daffodil Delight cardstock punched out with the 7/8 inch scallop circle punch. I also used the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and coordinating hexagon punch.

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge: PPA191

I have two cards for you today. This first card took me several attempts to finish. I had a hard time trying to work with two of the colors for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. The featured colors are Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, and Whisper White. There is a lot of great inspiration to be found at the PPA site here.  Orange and green are not one of my go to color combinations, but the resident artists at PPA made such beautiful samples that I had to give it a try too!

And here is my take on this color challenge:

All materials used are from Stampin' Up! This card features Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Gumball Green DSP, Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie ribbon, and lace tape. I just love the look of the lace tape-this is the first card I've used it on and I am glad I decided to pull it out and give it a try. I used two stamp sets on this card: Tags 4 You and Mosaic Madness. I also used the coordinating punches for both of these sets as well as the new tag topper punch.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dynamic Duos #88

Today's card was created for the Dynamic Duos #88 color challenge. The challenge was to use Real Red and Island Indigo. I think these two colors are a great combination! You can find lots of inspiration on the Dynamic Duos blog here. What do you think of these colors?

My entry for the challenge uses one of the German language sets available from Stampin' Up! Stamp sets are also available in French and Spanish. My mother is German, so it is great to have sets available that I can use to make cards for our German family and friends.

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Fresh Prints DSP stack
Ink: Real Red and Island Indiog
Stamp set: Aus Dem Garten Der Freundschaft (English version is called Blooming with Kindness)
Other: Real Red candy dots