Sunday, September 20, 2015

Stampin' Celebration Challenge.

Hey there, glad you stopped by, because....

It's Stampin' Celebration Challenge time and we have a great sketch for you!  Have you joined my blog from there?  If not you HAVE to stop in there to check out the great inspiration and the details of the challenge.  But first, here is the sketch......

Fun, isn't it?  I love the nice big shape in the center of the card!  I knew right away what I wanted to make and who I wanted to make it for - a giant flower for one of my best friends.  Here is my card....

I was trying for a giant sunflower - how did I do?  I do love how this card turned out even if it isn't quite a sunflower.   lol

I used my Floral Frames Collection to create the two largest flower petals as well as the flower center and I used the Flower Medallion Punch to create the smallest round of petals. 

To add more detail and dimension to my flower, I embossed the center of the flower and I sponged all the petals edges.

For my card colours I used a Sahara Sand card base with a layer of Early Espresso and then a layer of Woodgrain DSP - there are some nice ones in the DSP packages available in the new Holiday Catalogue.  My flower was cut from Hello Honey and sponged in the same colour, and the flower center is cut from Early Espresso. 

My greeting can be found in the And Many More stampset, an awesome set to have in your collection - so many occasions to choose from!

I added some burlap ribbon for behind my flower.  A perfect accent to the sunflower - totally reminds me of fall.

Here is another look at my card.  Please be sure to join us for our challenge at Stampin Celebration Challenge!

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Happy 95th take 2!

Well, hi there!

Happy Monday.  I hope you enjoyed the weekend.  

I have the second of two specialty birthday cards for you - if you remember my previous post - this card was created specifically for someone who is turning 95!  Now, that is really something to celebrate.  lol

So, I took the opportunity to use my Balloon Framelits again - they are perfect for a birthday celebration, don't ya think?

I cranked out 3 balloons, 2 in DSP and one in a solid colour, Calyosol Coral.  To the solid ballon, I added an Early Espresso '95', front and center.

This card is similar to the one I created for the latest Stampin' Celebration Challenge.  By the way, if you haven't uploaded your card to the challenge yet, you still have a few more days!  Be sure to check it out.

Anyway, I wanted to show you how different a card can look with simply changing up the colours.  Not much stamping here just the happy birthday message. 

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy 95th!

Hey there Stampers!

I have a really fun card for you today and I can't wait to share it with you, but first I will share with you how I came to create it.

My good friend, Kyla, opened a flower shop about a year ago and she asked me if I would sell my cards in her store!  I was thrilled and of course said yes!  I have been selling my cards there ever since.  A few weeks ago a customer was looking for 2 specialty cards to give to someone who was turning 95, so she gave me a call.  Yah!  I took down all the details and got to work!

I knew that it was a fall birthday, that she wanted '95' on the cards and she just loved all of the other things that I had made - no pressure!  ;)

So here is one of the cards I came up with.....

I wanted to incorporate a little sunflower (the flower of fall in my mind) some wood grain stamping and some wonderful fall colours - that plaid pattern was a great touch too!

I was really pleased with how it all turned out.  My customer loved it too!

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'


Monday, September 7, 2015

It's Stampin' Celebration Challenge time!

Hello my stampin' friends,

Well, today is the last day of summer vacation and tomorrow is the first day of school for my troops!  I can't believe summer is basically over - they are not at all happy about it! lol

On a happier note, it's time to play along with another Stampin' Celebration Challenge!  Did you join us last time?  We had an awesome sketch.  This time we have a fabulous picture for inspiration!  Be sure to join us, won't you?

Here is our challenge....


Beautiful colours was my first thought, then I focused on the circles and poka dots and then I thought of a baby celebration (see the top of the cake).

So here is my card using this challenge....

How did I do?  I just LOVE this colour combo!  The light blues (Pool Party), dark browns (Early Espresso) and the Crumb Cakes, uh, I mean, tans.  lol  Perfect for a new baby or for a birthday celebration.

I used my large Pokadot Embossing folder to give some texture to my background, perfect for the dots in the inspiration. 
I stamped one solid balloon in Pool Party using the Celebrate today stampset and then stamped the dot detail stamp, also in Pool Party. I used the coordinating framelits and my BigShot to cut out the balloons and then I cut a third balloon out of Pool Party DSP. 
My greeting is from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes!  My all time favourite greeting set - it has a stamp for every occasion - even Halloween!  I punched it out using my Word Window punch and then framed it using the Modern Label Punch.

Be sure to submit your creations over at Stampin' Celebration Challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create!!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Seize the Birthday with Case this Sketch!

Hey there stampers,

So glad you stopped by today!  It is the last week of summer break here in Southern Ontario - we have been gearing up for school to start next week, but my kids don't even want to hear the word school!  They are calling it the 'S'

I have a really fun card to share with you today.  I combined two challenges to get some great inspiration!  Seize the Birthday and Cas(E) this Sketch!  I just LOVE when I can do that!  One has given me a theme to work with and the other has given me the layout - perfect! 

The theme over at Seize the Birthday challenge is...

"The Weather"
(Use a weather element on your card and or project.)


 And the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! is this...

What a fun combo, don't ya think?  Here is what I came up with...

When I thought about using weather, the first thing that came to my mind was using the Sprinkles of Life stampset and coordinating Tree Builder Punch.  The ice cream scoop / cupcake topper also makes the perfect cloud!  Talk about versatile!

I had some left over DSP from last year's Sweet Dreams pack which has little suns on it - way too cute and perfect DSP for this challenge.

Hello You thinlits gave me the word 'happy' and the stampset Celebrate Today for the word 'birthday'.

Hoping you like my card.  Happy Stampin'