Sunday, August 31, 2014

To Thine Own Shelf

Hello friends. Hope you are having a great day. 

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Simon Says Stamp September card kit. I absolutely without a doubt love this kit this month. Okay I think I say that every month but this time it is really true! Everything about it is so much fun! 

If you want to find out more about this kit, please click the picture to be taken to the website. 

I see cards all the time that are simple. This girl has a hard time with simple. I like embellishments.
I like ribbon, buttons, sequines, etc. The more I can put on a card the better. I did something simple. 

And I love it. Love it so much. 

Here is my recipe:

1. Cut kraft card stock to 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 and scored at 5 1/2 making it a top folding card. 
2. Cut Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Pacific Point card stock into 1/4 strips and adhere them diagonally to a scrap piece of paper.  
3. Use the rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp Frame and cut it using the Big Shot. 
4. Next cut a white piece of paper to 4 x 5.25 and place the stripes around it. 
5. Stamp the shelf, sentiment and plant base in Versafine Onyx Black ink. 
6. Stamp the plant in Old Olive ink.
7. Stamp books in Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks. 
8. Tie linen thread around white stamped piece and tie in to a small bow. 
9. I popped up the white stamped piece on foam dimensionals and adhered to kraft card base. 
10. Stand back and admire your very cute card :)

Now I will admit I wanted to add sequins to all that white space but I just wouldn't allow myself to walk over to the sequins. Out of sight, out of mind. 

There's a color challenge going on over at Color Throwdown right now and it helped me choose these colors for my card. These are colors that I never would have paired together any other time. 

Hope this inspired you to create something out of your comfort zone like I did with a color combo. As always, the supplies used will be listed below. 

Happy Stampin, 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Let Me Take A Selfie

Hi and welcome to my blog! For today I am sharing a fun card. It's not a card for a design team or for a challenge. It's just simply for fun because I was in a funny mood and because I love these stamps!!

I was browsing on Pinterest last night and there was this hilarious e-card about selfies. I literally laughed out loud. Now let me confess, I have taken my fair share of selfies. I don't take them every day but if there happens to be a day I feel special I may flip that camera around and take one.

A selfie never hurt anyone. Well, maybe someone but no one that I know. They should be harmless. As for my card today they are totally harmless. These are just adorable!

Such a silly but extremely fun card! I just love these Halloween characters. I just received this stamp set from Mama Elephant on Monday and I've already used it three times! The princess just looks like she posing for a picture. Dracula definitely is and Mummy doesn't have a choice! Hee Hee!

There really wasn't much to this card in the end. Coloring in the characters probably took the most time and don't even get me started on why. I cut the selfie frame from a Silhouette store file. I hadn't used my machine in so long and was determined to make something today!

Hopefully this made you giggle and maybe even inspired you to create something fun today. Let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment. I love reading what you have to say.

Have a great day and happy stampin!


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Monday, August 25, 2014


Hello and welcome. Thanks for stopping by today.

For this post, I am sharing my card for the Sunday Stamps challenge going on right now. This time around is a color combo challenge and boy did this one challenge me!

I don't do well when the color pink is involved. I have 2 boys and I don't use the color often. I actually have never been a huge pink girl so I get a little nervous when I have to use it. As you will tell in my card, I used pink more than others to try and challenge myself.

I started off with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White card stock to make the card base and scored it to make a top folding card. I then took another piece of Whisper White card stock and cut at 4 x 5 1/4. I used the smallest star in the Stampin Up Stars Framelits dies to cut stars going from the top left to the bottom right. I then cut out the same size stars from Old Olive, Marina Mist and Pink Pirouette card stock. I added the Whisper White piece to the card base with foam tape so it would have some dimension. To give some added texture, I stamped lines from a circle stamp in the Hello Darling set  in Old Olive on 2 of the stars and placed them at the top and bottom. I laid the blue and green stars inside their cut outs but placed the pink ones randomly on top.

I finished it off by punching out tiny pink flowers from a retired punch (Itty Bitty Punches) and put a rhinestone in the middle of each. Then I heat embossed the word hello from the same Hello Darling stamp set in silver embossing powder from Ranger. It helped tie in the rhinestones and I love the way it looked.

It turned out far better than I thought it would in the beginning. This card started out as something totally different and then I scrapped that one and started on this one. Hope this inspired you to head over to the Sunday Stamps blog and join us in this challenge.

Here are a few of our rules:

  • Feel Free to use any brand of Product you have. 
  • Please create a new project with the colors above and provide a link to our challenge or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
  • Please limit the number of combined challenges to no more then 5 including ours. 
  • Have fun!!! 
  • The Challenge is open for 2 weeks and the Linky will close on Friday Sept. 5th @ 6pm EST.

We can't wait to see what you create.... Also check out what the Design Team created to help get you started!

Have a great day and happy stampin!


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