Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy Birthday : The Friday Mashup

Morning friends! 

It's Friday and I couldn't be happier for the weekend to finally be here. Today is also one my oldest and best friends birthday! We've celebrate many a birthdays together over the past 25 years so once again.... Happy Birthday Sherri Jo! 

Today's post is for The Friday Mashup where I am a Guest Designer for the month of April. 

This week's Mashup! Challenge:
  • Create a project using "the sketch".
  • Create a project using the "Bouncing Brayer Technique (tutorial)". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using the Bouncing Brayer Technique and the Sketch". 
The Challenge will close on Wednesday April 22nd @ 6pm EST. Be sure to read the guidelines above under "about the FM" if you are new to our Challenge and Welcome. We can't wait to see what you create with this fun Mash' Up! 

I knew that I needed a birthday card so I pulled out a newer set to me from Avery Elle called Numbered Balloons to use as my focal point on my card. 

I, unfortunately, do not have a brayer so creating the technique I could not do. I used the sketch as inspiration for my balloons and vellum sentiment. The paper is from a newer Echo Park 6x6 paper pad and combined with a scallop die also from Avery Elle called Dotted Borders. The ink matches the paper almost perfectly also from Avery Elle and is called Celery. A few embellishments were added to finish the card along with rounding the top two corners with my corner chomper. 

The card is now on it's way to it's rightful owner who Im sure will love it as much as I do. 

I hope that you will head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see what the design team has created for you! Their projects are amazing all the time! As always, the products used will be listed and linked below. Please leave a comment if you have any questions or would just like to let me know you've stopped by! I do love to hear from you :)

Have a great day!



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sending Smiles : Sparkle & Shine Challenge Four

Hello and welcome back!

This is my second post for today! I have been on a roll this week! Four design team posts going up this week so I've also been busy. A brand new Sparkle & Shine challenge starts today with a sketch!

This is the sketch that we are challenging you to use this time around! You can take the sketch and create with it however you like as long as we can see the sketch somewhere on your card. 

Here is what I came up with to share with you today. 

I used papers from a Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad which I just love and has so many amazing colors and designs. I also used lots of products from Mama Elephant to create my card. I find myself shying away from using my Copics but I know that I'm not going to get any better if I don't practice!

Hop on over to the Sparkle & Shine blog to see what the amazing Design Team created for your viewing pleasure and hoping to give you some inspiration! 

As always, the products used will be listed and linked below. Please leave me a comment if you have questions or just want to let me know you stopped by! I love to hear from you! 

Have a great day,