Growing Breezes

Nobody fall over from shock – I made and posted and blogged a challenge card ALL on the actual day the challenge was posted! I know – right?!?!

My colors are from this week’s color combo challenge on Splitcoast. And my stamps are from Unity’s Growing in Unity set – how gorgeous is the tree??? I’m keeping this post short, because I am crazy sick and don’t want to give everyone my germs through the computer – yuck. But I do have some important announcements, so listen up:

  • Tomorrow kicks off a new Cards for a Cause Challenge on Splitcoast,  so I’ll be posting the link for that 🙂
  • Lizzie Anne Designs Fall Sneak Peeks start tomorrow, too – so don’t forget to check back over here because I have something DARLING to show you!!!
Stamps: Growing in Unity (Unity)
Paper: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey dp
Ink: same as above
Accessories: Primas, brads, nesties, sponge

Wishing You Cupcakes

This is a birthday card I made for a friend. Pretty simple, and straightforward 🙂

The cupcake is stamped on the Naturals Ivory, and then stamped three more times on Fabriano Medioevalis watercolor paper. I colored and cut out three times the bottom half of it, and just layered them on top of each other. Then I colored the top twice, layered one on top of the Naturals Ivory, and popped the second one up on dimensionals. I’m please with the layot of this one – it has numerous possiblities!

Stamps: LAD Cupcake, Sketched Sentiments
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Natuals Ivory, Basic Grey (Phoebe)
Ink: Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Green Galore
Accessories: primas, large brad, Nestabilities (oval, rectangular – plain and scalloped), paper piercer

Misted Manger

I used the Misting with Markers technique for this card – I like the way it turned out. Non tradtional colors for a Christmas card, I know. But they matched the manger scene, lol!

I left the card really simple, because I like the image used simply. I have absolutely fallen in love with Dew Drops – they are the perfect accent to every card!!

Stamps: LAD Silent Night
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, More Mustard, Cosmo Cricket dp, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: SU Markers, Water bottle, hemp twine, jumbo eyelet, dew drops, sponge
Techniques: sponging

Simplicity

I love a good, simple card. Who doesn’t? I was over the moon when I dicovered Unity’s Gratitude=Joy set last week. Had to have it!

I used dp from American Crafts’ *Play* line – it is full of bold prints, which I adore. I figured I’d try hard to keep the card simple, both because of the sentiment and the *big* pattern on the paper.

Stamps: Gratitude=Joy (Unity)
Paper: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, American Crafts dp
Ink: Whisper White (craft)
Accessories: black prima, black brad, ticket corner punch

A Little Something for My Daughter

A while ago I went shopping with my mother in law at Michael’s, and we found THE most amazing sales. This little box was only $2.00 – can you believe that? We both got tons of other amazing deals. I love it when I come across a crazy good sale!

It did take a bit of work for me to turn it into this. The box came this creamy color, but everywhere it is now pink, it used to be green. I bought some acrylic paint in two different shades of pink, and used a foam brush to apply it. It took a few coats, but eventually it was all sorts of girlie!

I used Black Stazon ink to stamp images from Lizzie Anne Designs’ Once Upon a Time set. My daughter loves it, and it couldn’t be more appropriate – this box is a gift for her for her third birthday, which is Saturday the 27th. She’s been dying for a jewelry box of her own, and this seemed like the perfect idea to me!

I painted all of the images with Shimmerz paint – am I the last person on the planet to discover this wonderful product??? It is not easy to tell in the pictures, but they are all really glimmery and sparkly — I love it!

I’m really excited about giving this to her. She is going to be over the moon, I just know it! Of course, she has more than a few other things. But I just had to give her one handmade gift!

Appealing Daisies

I made this card on Thursday, with Scrappy Sunday in mind. The Ways to Use It Challenge was all about using silhouttes on your card – so it was the perfect excuse for me to ink up the new stamps I got from SU.

My striped cardstock is from a Prima collection, and I didn’t do a thing to it – no cutting, no trimming. It came out of the scrap box the perfect size! I never skew my main images, so this card was hard for me to put together!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Inspired By Nature
Paper: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Apricot Appeal, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, prima dp
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: $1 spot brads, gg ribbon, sponge
Techniques: sponging

Triple Kiwi Cheer

I just love the Limited Supply Challenges over at Splitcoast. I really do. This week Wendy came up with a great one – check it out! I used the Holiday Cheer set from Lizzie Anne Designs. I rock ‘n rolled the trees in Kiwi Kiss and Close to Cocoa. Of course, there is an awesome tutorial on Splitcoast if you neeed a crash course in rockin and rollin’!

My small strips were created with a scrap piece of cardtosck – I didn’t really worry if I cut each one the same width or not. The brads were a $1 spot find at Target – I am for sure ging to look for more tomorrow!!

Stamps: LAD Holiday Cheer
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: SU Marker, brads, cuttlebug (snowflake folder)
Techniques: rock ‘n roll