Wednesday, May 28, 2014

JustRite Friday Challenge#121~Color It Pretty!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the Card & Envelope Set I've made for the
JustRite Friday Challenge #121 - "Color It Pretty"!!
I had so much FUN working with the New JustRite Stitched Flowers and Vintage Tags Stamp Set I won on the JustRite Blog for a different Challenge!! =) I decided it would be FUN to use some WOW Glitter Embossing Powder to put on my Images after I stamped them!! I LOVE the Glitter and Glimmer it gives!! I then fussy cut all of my images out after I had colored them all in using my Colored Pencils and Gamsol to blend them out!! I Layered the Flowers for a REALLY Neat 3-D effect and I LOVE the way they look!! I added two of the Labels layering them together for a really Large Label and then added the Layered Flowers to the center!! I added the leaves and then I Die Cut a Spellbinders Frame for the Card Front Base!! I wanted to add it to my main Card but I thought it needed some color so I colored it using the same Turquoise Colored Pencil and then I used the Gamsol to Blend it all out!! I inked the edges with some Black Ink to make it pop and attached the Main Card Front Panel using some Foam Tape!! I wanted to make a coordinating Envelope to send it in so I stamped the same Flowers on the Front and the Back of the Envelope and added the same Embossing Powder and then colored them and used the Gamsol to Blend it out!! LOVE how BEAUTIFUL this is going to be to send in the Mail!! =)

 On the inside of the Card I used the same Label and stamped the sentiment and then I added a Butterfly that I stamped added the Embossing Powder to then Fussy cut from cardstock and Vellum!! I colored them both with Colored Pencils and Gamsol and then the wings have some depth!! I LOVE it!! =)

What do you think!!??

I'm also entering this into the Colour Q Challenge#243!! I LOVE this color combo!!
Hope you'll go and check out ALL of the AMAZING entry's this week for BOTH of these FUN Challenges!! WOWWOWOWOWOWOW!! There are some AWESOME Creations for sure!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gallery Idol Round 2 Card Challenge~My Entry for FUN!! =)

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So I thought it would be FUN just to play along and create a Card for each of the ROUNDS of the Gallery Idol Contest that is going on NOW over on the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Blog!!
In fact if you haven't VOTED yet, you MUST finish Voting for Round 2 at noon (MDT) on Thursday, May 29. The results will be tallied shortly after and the Top 15 will be announced right HERE on Friday, May 30th!! I was sort of BUMMED that my 1st Round entry didn't win a spot in the TOP 20 as I'm sure ALL of the entries that didn't get chosen were, but I KNOW that my style isn't really the style they tend to pick so I'm fine with that!! =) I wanted to PUSH my self though and I decided that there wasn't ANYTHING Preventing me from playing along anyway, the only difference is I WON'T be winning any prizes or the Title of Gallery Idol Winner 2014!! I still thought it would be FUN to play along with the Challenges so for Round 2 the Challenge was Die Cutting and they said~that means we want to see your very best cards that feature die-cutting! Think innovative, out of the box, extraordinary, cool!!
So after looking through my Stash I thought it would be AWESOME to use one of my NEW Lil' Inker Design Dies and create a FUN Lattice effect with some MAJOR help from one of their dies!!
I die cut 2 of the Stitches & Stripes Cover Up Die Cuts from Black Licorice Bazzil Cardstock and I wove them together to create a Really NEAT Woven Background Design!! I LOVE the way it looks!! I used an Avery Elle Rounded Edge Die to create a Rounded Top and inked the edges and Stamped a Sentiment from one of my New Favorite Sentiment Stamp Set by Paper Smooches called I Blank You!! I then took my FAVORITE Memory Box Tilth Floral Die and created a FUN layered Die Cut Flower!! I added a Button with some May Arts Black Burlap Twine and a Few Sequins scattered around to finish it off!! I LOVE the way it came together!!
 Image of Cover Up Die - Stitches & Stripes     


So there you have it!! I hope you'll let me know what you think!!?? Does my card match up with the Competition!!?? I also HOPE you'll go and VOTE HERE for the Round 2 Gallery Idol Winner 2014 and that maybe you'll take my lead and play along with the different challenges of the contest too!!?? I'd LOVE to see what you've made so if you decide to play along Please leave me a LINK so I can come and check it out!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEK!!


Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI May Blog Hop Aqua & Melon!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the FUN Card I made for the PTI May Blog Hop!! The Challenge was to use the colors Aqua & Melon!! LOVE these COLORS together and separately!! So I couldn't wait to create something!! I wanted to use some of my New PTI Ink Goodies from the May Release too so I Inked up the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set along with the coordinating Butterfly Dies and the Wet Paint III Stamp Set!! LOVE these!! I KNEW I wanted to play with some Water Colors so I played along with the PTI Make It Monday Challenge #165 as well!! =) Boy OH Boy is Betsy Veldman AWESOME!!  =) I know MANY of you already KNOW this, but if you don't you should seriously go and check her Blog out!! =) After I watched the Video on the PTI Blog I Knew I had to give the Artsy Background Water Colors Technique a try!! Then I ended up making SEVERAL Cards because I was having SO MUCH FUN!! =)
I stamped the Butterfly two times using both Ocean Tides and Melon Berry PTI Dye Inks!! I offset them alittle to create a FUN Shadow Effect for my Butterfly Die Cut!! I then pulled the color away from the image alittle using the technique that Betsy shared in the Video for the Make it Monday Challenge!! I had also seen an AWESOME tutorial over on the WPLUS9 Blog showing how to create a Marbled Fingernail Polished Water Color Paper that you can use for Die Cutting and I had been wanting to try that technique out, so I mixed together a couple of my Turquoise, Melon and Black Fingernail Polish Colors and created some AWESOME Water Color Paper and I Die Cut the coordinating Butterfly from it!! LOVE how it looks!! I will be doing this again!! =) I then cut the Decorative top layer from some Vellum!! I layered them altogether and added some Black Gems for a body!! I added the Water Colored Splatters and then I stamped my Friend sentiment in Black and the rest of my sentiment in Ocean Tide Ink!! I glued down just the Body of the Butterfly to the center of the water colored shadow and my card was finished!!

Don't you LOVE it!!??  =)

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEK!!


Friday, May 23, 2014

#10 INKY PAWS CHALLENGE with Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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This is my Second Post for today!! For the Paper House & Xyron Travel the World Co-Hop Post PLEASE Scroll Down!! THANKS!! =)
Happy Friday and its the first day of
 #10 Inky Paws Challenge!!  
This month's challenge is a Texture Challenge!!
For this challenge you can choose to add Wood, Cork or Metal to your card - or go nuts and do all three!  The choice is yours! We thought this would be fun as you're probably preparing Father's Day cards right now too! Deadline to enter is Friday,  June 6th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, June 9th.
Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 
I decided o use a Wood Veneer Piece that I had and layered it ontop of some Die Cut Paper Pieces that were die cut using the Lil' Inker Paper Die Cut and the Paper Smooches Paper Die Cut Die!! I then created my own Washi Tape using some Ranger Metal Foil Sheets and a Crate Paper Decorative Paper Scrap!! I LOVE this idea!! =) Then I stamped the SWEET little Tape Dispenser from the Newly Released Newton's Nook Designs Around the House Stamp Set!! Oh how I just LOVE this Set!! =) Then I paper Pieced it!!
                                               Around the House Stamp Set | 4x6 photopolymer Stamp set | Newton's Nook Designs

I added the Sentiment and then some FUN Metallic Sequins!! The NEW Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Sequins and the 10mm Studio Calico Color Theory Sequins!! Such an AWESOME look!!
Here's my Card!!

I hope you'll play along with us over on the Newton's Nook Designs Challenge Blog!! I'd LOVE to see you're creations!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Paper House & Xyron Travel the World Co-Hop!! =)

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Xyron Travel Co-Hop

WOW!! I'm SO EXCIT$ED to be here for the AWESOME Paper House & Xyron Travel the World Co-Hop today!!
I KNOW you have been INSPIRED ALL Week with some pretty AMAZING Creations shared by all of the other DT Members and I'm SUPER EXCITED to share the MAGNETIC TRAVEL ACTIVITY BOOK I've made for today!!
I had a BLAST Creating it and I hope you'll ENJOY it as well!!

Supplies Needed:
Xyron Sticker Makers
Xyron Permanent Adhesive Refills
Magnetic Sheets
PHP Papers and Stickers
Card Board Mini Book with pages
Cutter Bee Scissors
(other items to help personalize the book)
I've used some PTI Word Banner Dies and a LifeStyle Crafts Polaroid Die along with a Post-It Notebook and a Pen)
Cut down PHP Papers to the desired Sizes and Ink the Edges of all
Back them with the Magnetic Sheets using your Xyron Sticker Maker
Adhere them to the Card Board Mini Book Pages using Xyron Sticker Maker
Cut out Images from PHP Papers, pick your Favorite Stickers and Adhere them to the Magnetic Sheets making sure you use the right side so they will be magnetic  =)  using your Xyron Sticker Maker
You'll then Fussy Cut al of the Magnetic Stickers/Images away from the Magnetic Sheets
You'll use the desired PHP Papers of Choice to create Polaroid Frames and any other Decoration for your book!! Then use the Xyron Sticker Maker to Adhere them to the Magnetic Paper Fronts as Desired!!
The last page of the book I adhered a Post-it Notebook so they can Draw and Play Games or write down stuff they want to remember!! You could add any other activities to make your book even more personalized!!
For this Co-Hop, we are giving away some great Xyron prizes. Today's prize is;

Sticker Maker Friday
Just comment on THIS post for your chance to win! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for some more great projects and another chance to win a great prize.

Now, just Hop on over to Xyron's blog to win some more great prizes, and make sure to like them on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all their fantastic products and events!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS FRIDAY and WEEKEND!! =) My Baby Sister is getting Married this Weekend so we will be Celebrating all weekend!! I'm so EXCITED!!


Monday, May 19, 2014

My Gallery Idol Entry with SSS & ME!! =)

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I hope your weekend was AMAZING!!?? Mine was BUSY!! Almost a BLUR it went by SO FAST!! With my Baby Sister's Wedding this Saturday and Graduations in full swing along with the Baseball and Softball Season off an running we have been SUPER BUSY!! =) Infact, Beckett has his first T-Ball Game tonight and his last day of 1st Grade is TOMORROW!! Then we'll have ALL SUMMER to have FUN!! =) I don't know where the year has gone so FAST!!??

Anyway, I'm here to share a card I made for the Gallery Idol Contest over on the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Blog!! I'll be HONEST, I wasn't even going to enter anything!! Mostly because I have been just too BUSY and didn't want to stress myself out trying to make something that would be GOOD ENOUGH to enter!! Also, I pretty much KNOW that my Style of card making isn't what they tend to be interested in so my chances of being one of the TOP 20 just isn't realistic!!
Then if you factor in ALL of the TALENTED Ladies that they seem to PUBLISH 24/7  entering the Contest it doesn't take a Brain Scientist to know that the ODDS are TOTALLY STACKED against me!! =) Now I'm not trying to be SNOTTY or RUDE either!! I'm just a REALIST and I KNOW and UNDERSTAND just how much talent there is out there!! I'm TOTALLY HAPPY with that!! =) I could try to CHANGE who I am as a Designer to fit that "CERTAIN MOLD" they are looking for, but that DOESN'T make me HAPPY!! I CREATE because it makes me HAPPY and I LOVE the Network that is Created amongst this World of Card Making/Stamping!! So I continue to do what I LOVE and hope that I can INSPIRE a FEW People with what I have to share!! =) Isn't that why we ALL Create/Blog!!?? =)  I LOVE IT!!

When we got Home last night I wasn't planning on making a Card, but I came across the Crate Paper Decorative Tape: Stylboard!!
 An idea came into my head and I just had to give it a go!! =)
So I covered a card Front Panel with the Decorative Tape creating a really AWESOME Kraft and Metallic Gold Diagonal Striped Pattern!! I then covered another piece Lining it all up exactly the same way so they were identical!! After planning out my Design I stamped and Die Cut ALL of the Stamped and Colored Flowers using the New SSS & Mama Elephant Garden Flower Stamp and Die Set!!

Simon Says Stamp Flower Garden Stamp and Die Set with Mama Elephant!!

Now I'll admit this was TOTALLY time consuming!! =) So worth the look though!! =) Beings the Tape has a Metallic Finish when it is Stamped on it acts as a Resist!! Which Resulted in a REALLY AWESOME Half Stamped Stripped Image!! I LOVE the way it looks!! I colored the Images using my Colored Pencils and some Gamsol to Blend the colors!! I wanted a Soft Color and I really LOVE the Contrast against the BOLD Gold Metallic Strips!! I then used an Avery Elle on the Angle Die and created the Angled Panel!! I Lined up all of my Flower Images and Layered them using Foam Tape on some of the Flowers for an added Stair Stepped Dimensional Design!! I used some Silhouette Black Gems in 16m& 20m sizes to mimic the Stamps Originally designed Centers!! I really like the look!! My sentiment was stamped from the same Stamp Set and I think it finishes it off Perfectly!!
So what do you think!!?? Isn't this Tape AWESOME!!?? I LOVE it!! I can't wait to play with it some more!! Well that is my Entry!! I'm in LOVE with it Win or Lose!! I think it will be SO FUN watching the Gallery Idol again this year!! I entered a couple cards last year for the First time and I ENJOYED watching and voting for all of the Different Stages of the Contest!! This will be my Second Year Watching and Playing along!! I can't wait to be INSPIRED!! It ALMOST makes me GIDDY just thinking about all of the different Projects that are going to be created during the Contest!! =)
If you haven't checked out the Gallery Idol Flicker Gallery yet it's SO worth the Visit!! AMAZING~AMAZING~AMAZING is all I have to say!!
I'm also linking this up for the
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
The Theme this week is Die Crazy which this card defiantly is!! =) If you'd like to play along you have until Wednesday May 21st at 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to Link Up your Creations for a chance to win and $50.00 Gift Certificate!! YIPPEE!! =)

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)


Friday, May 16, 2014

PS Celebrate Card for Runway Inspired Challenge!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the card I've made for the Runway Inspired #59 Challenge!!
I LOVED the look of this Dress and thought it would be FUN to create a Card with both Hard Lines and also Softer Lines!! After looking through my stash I decided the New Paper Smooches Retro Arrow Die was a PERFECT fit!! When you look at the Top of the Dress you'll see a Similar Double Arrow with the lace and the Black representing the Background!! I LOVED that it matched so well!! =)
Then I wanted to add something more Delicate for the rest of my Design and the PS Flirty Labels and the coordinating PS Duo Die!! I LOVED the Shape and the FUN Design that made me think of the flowing fabric of this Dress along with the FUN Design on that Lace Insert!! I stamped it in Black and then used some Distress Ink in Bundled Sage!! I then used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to go around all of the lines in the Design for a touch of Shimmer!! For my Sentiment I stamped it in Black an then decided it would be FUN to do a Water Colored Shadow!! So I stamped it again in Bundled Sage Distress Ink and stamped it off set then used a Paint Brush with Water to make it Bleed alittle!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! I then colored over the sentiment s with the Clear Wink od Stella Glitter Marker to make it pop and then added a little more Distress Ink to finish it off!! I added foam tape to the Background Die and the Label Die and added them to my card base!!

Don't you just LOVE how it turned out!!?? =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
I'm also linking this up to the PS Guest Designer Post!!