Saturday, August 24, 2013

CASE of Delicate Doilies

I've been wanting to make this card for awhile now.  I made a card similar to this one at a class at my upline's house.  I've been holding onto the card because it was so cute, so easy, that I really wanted to re-create it.

I finally ordered the stamp set Delicate Doilies, and I finally made the card.

This one was made for the color challenge over on Stampin' Royalty this week: a color challenge of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Crumb Cake.

I stamped the happy birthday greeting (I think it's from a hostess set but am too lazy to go check out the name of the set) in Chocolate Chip (again, I am breaking the rules of the challenge here?)

Thanks for looking!

Flower Shop CAS

I used Flower Shop to make this delicious challenge card.  I chose my colors from this week's color challenge on the Dynamic Duos blog.

This week, the challenge was to use Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I added a white doily, cut out using my doily making sizzix plate.

I stamped the sentiment in calypso.  It was sad and lonely without the leaves, so I added them, but I'm pretty sure that breaks the rules of the color challenge (honestly, I didn't think of that until I went to post it, but I decided to post it anyway...)

I stamped my poppy in calypso on white, punched it out, and then colored it in using my cantaloupe marker.

Thanks for looking!

CAS Really Good Greetings

This is a very simple card that I created today to fulfill the color challenge on the Dynamic Duos blog.

Their challenge this week is to use Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantalope.  I added white as my neutral.

This is a super-dooper simple card, but I really wanted to use the embossing folder my friend gave to me to make her a thank you card for the gift.

I know she will love it.

The sentiment is from Really Good Greetings.

Thanks for looking!

Using Sketched Birthday for a Friday Mashup

It has been a long while since I've completed a Friday Mashup.  I'm glad to be back!

This isn't a true mashup, as I am only following the sketch that the ladies have for us (and not the school themed part of the mashup), but I love how this turned out!  And I have been wanting to use my Stampin' Up set, Sketched Birthday.

I also love these colors, Soft Suede, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla with my Spice Cake DSP.

 I had to add the sentiment from Yippee-Skippee, one of my favorite in the set, "Carbs, Schmarbs!  Eat the cake."

Finally, inside, I added the Happy Birthday banner from Sketched Birthday.

Thanks for looking!

A Challenge and Design Team Call

This card was birthed when three things came together.  First I got the new set, Too Kind.  Second, I saw a call for a new design team member over on The Friday Mashup.  Finally, someone gave me an old dictionary they wanted to get rid of.

I feel like I may have seen this card somewhere else before, and it stuck in my brain.  So, here's my take on the beautiful card I remember seeing.

What you can't see is the dictionary words on the page: thanks, thankful... you get the idea.

Then, it happened.  That thing that I love.  The card evolution.  I went from the card above to the this card.  You can see the changes that occurred with extra embossed layers.  A large burlap bow.  I just smile when I see it.

If it makes you smile, too, and you'd like to purchase any of my cards, I'd be happy to help you.  Just leave a comment on this post or email me.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Second September class- Simply Sketched? I Say Simply Sweet

I made all 8 of these cards using one of the new Hostess sets called Simply Sketched.  I love this set! It's so beautiful and I don't think you can make a bad card with it!  

I have been missing my mojo lately so I googled the name of this Stampin' Up set and got tons and tons of beautiful card images to CASE so that's what I did!  I added my own touches (you know, to make them mine...), but the web is full of tons of beautiful ideas! 

 Four of these cards have the bird image on them.  This bird is so sweet and charming.  I fell in love with them.  They beg to be colored using the blender pen to soften the colors up a bit and create a water-colored look.  L.O.V.E. it!

There's loads of embossing and piercing and sponging.  Seriously.  I am in love.
 The set also contains 3 flower cards.  Again, they beg to be colored with a soft, water-color like technique.

Again, there is embossing and ribbon and cool flocked paper.
The 8th card in the set uses the stem image from the set.  Instead of coloring in all the stems (which you could do and it would be so sweet), I used a technique to highlight one section of the stem.  It is blank for a personal note.

This class will be offered on Friday, September 27th at 5:00.  The cost is $20.00.

If you'd like to purchase a set (made by me), you can leave me a comment telling me what you'd like or message me on Facebook.  Each set would be $25.00.  If you like one card in particular and want just one (or multiple of one), you can let me know, too.

I look forward to creating with you!

It's all New and Six-Sided

 Here is the next class set that I am offering.  I hope you feel welcome to come to my class, but if you can't make it, you can purchase this set from me, and I'll make them for you!  Also, if you fall in love with one card and want that one (or multiples of that one), you can let me know that, too, and I will take care of you!

The class will be offered on Friday, September 13th at 5:00.  You'll make these 6 cards for $15.00.  If I create the set for you, it will be $20.00.

The other cool thing about this class is that all 6 cards have new colors: this year's five new in-colors and the sixth card is the new neutral, Smokey Slate and a last year's in-color Strawberry Slush.

In the card on the left, you can see solid in-color hexagons that are embossed in various embossing folders.

The one on the right has the hexagon background embossed with lots of beautifully stamped (and punched out) on the front.  
 The card to the left has all of this year's colors on one card, plus sweet little white bows.

In the card on the right, we once again have stamped and punched hexagons plus a background of embossed hexagons and a paper ribbon.
The one of the right of this one was CASEd directly from the Stampin' Up catalog.  There are such great ideas there!  The card on the left has those embossed hexagons again, and it is pierced in both pieces.  It's BE-YOU-TEE-FUL in real life.

Please join me on the 13th, or if you really want to make this set and you can't make it, you can let me know, and I'll prepare a set for you, and we can arrange another time to meet.

I hope to create with you soon!