Saturday, September 21, 2013

Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge #65

Good morning everyone. 
Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for another Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challege. I just love the colors in this challenge and i think the papers work nicely. If you chose to play along, you still have until the 24th of September to get your entries in and dont worry, if you do not own any of their amazing stamps, you can still play along. 
Here is the inspiration photo:

And here is the card I made for the challenge:
 Isnt it just darling?
My friends birthday is coming up on the 29th so I wanted to make her a special little card. I hope she likes it. This card measures 5½ x 5½ in. I started with a textured tan card stock and layered these beautiful papers from Authentique "Cherish" collection. I added a doily that I had painted with a light pearl green watercolor to and cut out a heart shape from the tan card stock. I ran the heart cut out thru my sizzix with a cuttlebug embossing folder then layered it on top of the doily. This adorable stamp is from The Greeting Farm and it is a set called "Lovey Dovey". I paper pieced her clothes and the little heart in her hair from the same pattern paper used in the card. The beautiful Birthday Sentiment is from Inspired By Stamping called "Big Wishes". 
I crocheted a little 5 petal flower and added a little flat back pearl to the center. I am really happy with the way this card turned out. 
Remember, Inspired by stamping is having a blog hop right now and will run for 2 weeks. If you would like to hop along with them, you can join them here.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all are enjoying  your weekend.
Hugs and Blessings,

Friday, September 20, 2013

Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge #66

Good morning everyone. 
I dont know about you, but I am so happy it is Friday! Don't get me wrong, I don't live a busy life style as I am a stay at home mom but the weekends give me an opportunity to sleep in! Sad part about it is, I am so used to waking up at 5 am every morning that when the weekend comes around, my body says " hey lady, time to get up." lol

So today I want to share with you a card I made for a challenge over at Inspired By Stamping. 
Now I have to say this was REALLY a challenge for me as I don't usually work with these colors and was real limited on what I had. But I think I made it work and I am really happy with the way that it turned out. If you want to play along, you have until the 24th of Sept to get your entries in. You do not need to use one of their products at this time and there are 2 other color challenges going on as well. Also make sure you head on over to the blog as they have a blog hop going on today and will run for 2 weeks. 

Here is the challenge I entered. 

And this is my card:

I cant believe I didn't use any lace or flowers on this! I think it still turned out adorable. 
For this card I layered black and yellow card-stock. I did have one sheet of yellow and white gingham pattern paper that I have had in my stash for a gazillion years. lol OK not really that long but I would have to say for at least 7 years. EEK. I used a Martha Stewart border punch as well as an ek success photo corner punch. I used a scalloped circle and layered it with a white circle that had score tape  on it and added white fine glitter to. Then i took a bee sticker and layered it on top of the white glitter and used yellow fine glitter to the body as well as silver fine glitter to the wings. The beautiful Sentiment stamp is from Inspired by Stamping "Big Notes" set.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 
Hugs and Blessings,

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Card for a friend

Good evening everyone.
 I hope you all are having a beautiful week. I have had a cold for the last 2 weeks and this darn cough just wont seem to go away. I have been bored out of my mind being in bed so much so I decided to make a card for a dear friend of mine. I just love how it turned out. 

Isn't it beautiful?
 This card measures 5½  x 5½.
First I started with some pink card-stock. I then layered it with the beautiful pattern paper from the Bo Bunny Isabelle Collection. I glued a doily to the center that I had picked up from Michaels in the baking department. I added a die-cut from the paper collection and used pop dots to  give it some dimension. The image is from the Greeting farm and she is Dressy Ebony. I colored her with copic markers and paper pieced her dress from the same collection of papers. I think her little outfit is adorable. I also used pop dots behind her to pop her up. The pink Rosette I have had in my stash for a couple years now. I'm sorry, I do not remember what store I purchased it from. I cut apart some Venise Lace I had and tucked it under the rosette. They look a bit like little leaves. I also tucked in a few strands of pearls that I had picked up from AC Moore and then added a beautiful clay rose to the center of the rosette. The filigree corners I got from ButterBee Scraps. They were a copper color so I heated them up with my heat tool and poured on white embossing powder. The butterfly's were punched with the Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch and I finished the card off with a beautiful sentiment stamp by Inspired By Stamping  . If you haven't been to their store, Make sure you check it out. They have some AMAZING stamps that are perfect for all occasions.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week. 
Hugs and Blessings,

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pumpkin Marci Halloween Card

Good morning everyone. 
Yesterday everyone in the house woke up with a sore throat and I also have a cough. Ugh I hate being sick. So to pass my boredom yesterday I went into the craft room and created my very first criss cross card. I just love how it turned out. 
I used the adorable Pumpkin Marci Digi from La-La Land crafts. When I saw her in the shop I knew I had to get her to make my mom a halloween card as when I was a little girl she made me a pumpkin costume almost identical to Marcis. I used basic black cardstock from Michaels which measure 5.5in x 5.5 in. The pattern paper is from K & Company. The web border punch is by Martha Stewart and the doily is from the baking department at Michaels. I used a Lindy Stamp gang spray to color the doily. The webbed trim I picked up on ebay a few years ago and wish that I had it in more colors. Love it! The bling on the doily was some that I had in my stash. 

Below is a start to finish video on how I created this card. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all have a beautiful week. 
Hugs and Blessings,