Monday, August 11, 2014

Color Throwdown

Got to break open my new SU ink pads...and matching paper! Used the color combo of Bermuda Bay, Real Red & Smoky Slate for the CTD304 Challenge over at Color Throwdown. Also used Sketch MFTWSC188 over at My Favorite Things. I originally was going to use dp from Authentique, but it didn't match the SU Colors EXACTLY, and I really wanted to use my new SU stuff, so I opted for making my own background paper with some old flower stamps I had. I don't have any of the SU Neutrals, so my slate is the background paper which is from Authentique. I'm sending this to a friend who is celebrating her 50th...I think she will appreciate the fact that I didn't emphasize that number in her card! TFL!

While I was at it, I did manage to make a second card. I am in love with those little butterflies!

Paper: SU Bermuda Bay & Real Red, Authentique Collection: Celebrate
Stamps: Fiskars Friendly Flowers, Heartfelt Creations Botanical Floral Sets 1 & 2, Stamps By Judith: Dots, TSOL crazy4daisies HB sentiment
Dies: SU Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Rose Creations Shapeabilities 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sugar Rush Birthday

Once again I have been using 'scraps' that I found while reorganizing my craft space..It was fun to use some sweet cupcakes again. 

I'm entering this card in the challenge at Die Cuttin Divas which uses this sketch:


Supplies Used:
Paper: Bella Blvd: Birthday Girl
Dies: Scalloped Circles, Classic Circles
Stamps: TSOL 
Other: Swiss Dots EF, Sticker Sentiment, flower punch

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sweet Hello

I just love this paper pad from Prima called Hello Pastel. The colors are just so sweet! I'm happy that I utilized several little scraps in this card - it almost justifies me saving all those tiny pieces...I have such a hard time getting rid of anything! This card was quick & easy to make (no stamping!) but it did take me like forever to choose all the details. I had a second card base out so that I could make two cards at once, but I somehow forgot all about it....sigh. I must work on my efficiency!! Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Prima's Hello Pastel
Other: Matching Journaling Stickers
Candy Dots By Recollecions
EFs: Swiss Dots & Medium Polka Dots
Scallop Scissors
Nestabilites Scalloped Circles
Ink: SU Pool Party 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sparkly Brush Strokes

I'm entering today's card into the Encouragement Challenge over at a2zscrapbookingblog and also for the Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers (CC490). I just received two sets of Stampin' Up Ink Pads and I was very excited to use them! Had to use the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to add a bit of shine...TFL!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts Brush Strokes & Truly Appreciated, TSOL Butterfly
Inks: SU Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi & Real Red
Other: Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Friday, August 1, 2014

Celebrate with Glitter!

In this card, I got to use my new Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. I bought a clear one but when I tried it, I was disappointed to see that it really looked gold, not clear. But then the other day I came across someone else saying the same thing, and I found out that it only looks gold when you initially get the ink flowing. After a few swipes, it does come out clear and now I know why everyone is so in love with these pens. The glitter adds such a cool shimmer! Check out the smaller photos below - you can really see those stars shine! TFL!
Dies: Sizzix Stars #2, Edgeabilities Classic Edges One
Ink: Copics & Memento Paris Dusk 
Stamp: We R Memory Keepers
Other: Washi Tape, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen