Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gorgeous Happy Birthday ~ CCMC492, SIP133

Hi stampers!  Today's card is a product of the newest Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #492.  This is a really nice color combo.  All I could think of was flowers when I looked at these colors, so that's where I went.  I used Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge #133 to help me out too.  

I stamped the flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Memento Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then colored them in with my Calypso Coral, Old Olive and the Light Night of Navy Stampin' Blends.  I like the look achieved when using the Blends on Crumb Cake cardstock.  The colors are a bit more subtle.  
The DSP is from Merry Little Christmas.  I'm trying to use up my stack and not be such a hoarder.  I'm glad the patterns aren't necessarily just for Christmas.  This one in particular feels springy to me!

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Night of Navy Stampin' Blends markers
Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Calypso Coral ribbon, Decorative Ribbon border punch, pearls

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happiness ♥ Coffee ♥ Friend ~ HSS281, MTS211

Hello stampers!  We've got a new inspiration challenge for you at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  This one is all about hearts.  I don't really have any good Valentines stamps...none that inspired me I chose to use the colors in the upper left hand picture.  I went with my Coffee Cafe set and used Match the Sketch Challenge #211.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Distressed Dots
Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Versa Mark
Paper: White, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Linen Thread, White EP, Circle Thinlits

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lots of (Yellow) Lavender ~ CCMC492

Hello Stampers!  Another week has passed and it's time for a Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge!  As you can see I flipped the sketch on it's side.
I went with a new set from the Sale-a-bration catalog called Lots of Lavender.  I stamped the bouquet in Memento ink and colored it with Stampin' Blends markers.  I know the flowers are supposed to be lavender, but purple isn't my favorite color to work with.  I think the Daffodil Delight Blends markers are such a nice color, so I went with that.  I love it paired with a red ribbon.  I also thought the black and white sided paper from Merry Little Christmas DSP would compliment the stamp nicely.   

I hope you all can play along with us!  Just upload your card to the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Beautiful Peacock Friend ~ CCMC491, TGIFC140

Hello stampers and welcome to another color challenge for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge site!  Isn't this a wonderfully rich combination?  At first I was not a fan of these colors but as I started to brainstorm about them I decided that they might fit nicely with the new Beautiful Peacock set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  I think I was right!  I started out by inking the bottom half of the tail feathers in Peekaboo Peach and then the top half in Berry Burst.  I took a sponge dauber, dipped it in the Berry Burst ink and then blended the colors together on the stamp.  I gave it a good huff before I stamped it on my cardstock.  I did the same thing with the swirly tail feathers.  I stamped the body in Bermuda Bay.  
I CASE'd designer Tami Hewlett's card from TGIF Challenges 140 to help me with my card.  I turned my card vertical but kept the same sketch.

For the background I used some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  I tied in the gold by added three little gold faceted gems.
I actually love the way this card came out!  I really thought I would struggle with these colors, but this came together fairly quick!
I hope you'll find time to play along with us!  Just add your card to the CCMC Facebook page!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Beautiful Peacock
Paper: Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, White, Fabulous Foil Designer acetate
Ink: Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Gold Faceted Gems, White Bakers Twine, Layered Leaves Dynamic Folder

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Pink Roses and a Blue Bird ~ HSS280, SSC169

Hello stampers!  I've had a chance to play with new goodies again for Hand Stamped Sentiments' first challenge of the year!  This challenge is a neat sketch!  I chose to go with the color scheme for Sunday Stamps Challenge to help me out!  I love these colors together and that sweet little blue bird is just the cutest!  
I've been having so much fun using my Stampin' Blends to color these images.  The sky's the limit with them!  

I hope you have time in the next two weeks to play along with us at HSS!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Petal Palette
Ink: Stampin' Blends markers in Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, and Crumb Cake, Memento Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy, Something Borrowed DSP, White
Accessories: Petal and More Thinlits, Layered Leaves EF, Glitter Enamel Dots

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Petal Palette Blends Bird ~ CCMC490

Hey stampers!  Christmas is over and now it's time to look forward to the new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration!  I'm giving a little sneak peek in the latest sketch challenge for Create with Connie and Mary.  My card this week features the new stamp set Petal Palette and matching framelits Petals and More. I colored the images with our new Blends markers, which are so fun to play with and then used a little piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP, since it was still laying on my desk...left over from Christmas!

I hope you'll find time to join us in the CCMC sketch challenge this week!  Just add your card to the facebook group!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Petal Palette
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive Blends, Daffodil Delight ink pad
Paper: Merry Little Christmas DSP, Daffodil Delight, Black, White
Accessories: Petals & More Framelits

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fresh Fig Jar ~ CCMC489, GDP118

Hello stampers!  Another week has come and gone...can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?  In just a few days we'll be celebrating the birth of our Savior, having Christmas dinner, and spending time with family!  What a wonderful time of year!  
But right now we've got a new Create with Connie and Mary challenge at hand...a color challenge!  Look at these fresh, soft colors.  They remind me of spring, which is the next season to look forward to!  I decided to go with that spring theme and do some pretty fig flowers in a jar.  I mixed in the sketch from Global design project to help me along with my design team card. 

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you can find a little time in the hectic holiday season to play along with our challenge this week!  
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!