Monday, August 10, 2015

Circle of Friendship

A long overdue Challenge Chicks post!  This month, Diane chose our theme, and she picked "Circle of Friendship" make a card with circles, about friends, or both.  I chose both :)!

The circular flowers are from Wplus9 Studio's "Doodle Buds" set, and the background confetti dots are from Papertrey Ink's "Good Times" set.

The sentiment is from Verve's "Text Objects" set.  I like how it had both "sunny" and "around" in it, perfect for the theme!  I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen and Diamond Stickles on some of the dots, as well as some mini orange flower sequins from the PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pink Flower Sketch

Another cool sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!

  I used a lovely flower image from Simon Says Stamps "Artful Flowers"...

The dotted middle panel was stamped with Papertrey Ink's confetti image in the "Good Times" set. The stitched rectangles and the "thank you" sentiment are cut with dies from Simon Says Stamp, too.

A white card with splashes of summer :).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wplus9 Sketch Challenge

WPlus9 is having their second sketch challenge and Joni created this lovely sketch...

I chose to use flowers from Fresh Cut Florals and More Fresh Cuts, along with Ink Splats...

The sentiment is from Doodle Buds.  I added some Wink of Stella pen on the splotches and flowers, and some little rhinestone centers.  Such a perfect sketch for a splash of flowers!

Edited to add!  The ink colors are:
Amuse Studio:  Poppy, Apple, Melon, Marigold
Fresh Ink:  Red Currant, Melon, Chamomille, Celery
Hero Arts:  Butter Bar
Memento:  Espresso Truffle

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Make it Monday...Happy Camper

Danielle Flanders hosted this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink, and her card featured a cute open window bringing the inside of the card to the outside.

Thought it would be a perfect time to use my new Petite Places: Camper set.  Bringing the outside to the outside?!

I have had the "Lakeside" papers from Pebbles for so long and they have such cute plaids and camping themes.  Also used the new Scene It dies for the mountains and trees.  The left side of the card is this cool wood tape that I keep in a safe spot because I don't want to overuse it ;)!

I colored my banner with Copics...may use this for an upcoming graduation party for our neighbor's son!

Fruity sketch

A little time to play along with Freshly Made Sketches this week.  This awesome one is by Jen Mitchell...

Here is my card...

Used the new "Still Life: Summer" set from Papertrey Ink.

Stamped the fruits in A Muse Studio and Fresh Inks then added some mini flowers made with a Memory Box die. A little Limeade Ice peeking out of the side of the A Muse Studio Gingham paper. What a fun sketch this week!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

This month's blog hop theme at Papertrey Ink was to be inspired by this adorable inspiration photo...

I started off making a floral card, but something about those stripes made me want to get out my new "Guiding Lights" stamp set.  

I used the new dies and stamps to make a masculine birthday card that I need for the weekend.

Blended some Hero Arts Butter Bar (yellow) ink and some Tim Holtz Wild Honey to make the sky in the background.  The cardstock is embossed with a striped folder from Sizzix, and the stitched circle is cut with a die from Simon Says Stamp.

Can't wait to visit blogs for the hop, I loved this photo!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Balloon Shakers...two...and three...

Two more shaker cards using the awesome new Balloon Shaker die from Papertrey Ink...

First I used some bokeh paper from American Crafts with the new "Good Times" stamp set from PTI.  Stamped the confetti in white then added some Stardust Stickles on some of the dots and the "Hooray" die cut.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.

Next a floral balloon inspired by Melissa Phillips' balloon card HERE from the release...

I used the crepe banners (LOVE them) and a sentiment from the Hooray set.  The "Enjoy" is from the new Make It Market mini kit.

The inside is filled with sequins and  mini flowers cut with a Memory Box die.  I layered them up to make the two flowers on the outside.  They are dotted with White Opal Liquid Pearls.

I don't think I'm done having fun with this die yet!