Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hi there!

It's time for a new color palette from ColourQ!
Hope you will play along with us this week!

I wanted to create my own watercolored background. So I taped up a piece of watercolored cardstock and used distress ink in salty ocean....
and you got yourself a watercolored striped background! After the cardstock dried, I used a stitched scallop rectangle die from Mama Elephant to cut the panel.
The die cut flowers are from Simon Says Stamp, Single Roses. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Sentiment Sampler. Black ink is memento, doily is from Michaels, the sequins and clear drops are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I am adding this to CASology

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Hello there!
Kids go back to school in two weeks. So I am just soaking up as much craft time as I can before the craziness begins!
I just received some happy mail from Avery Elle and could not wait to ink them up...
I used the set Sweet Tidings, Avery Elle.  I stamped the images using black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers.  I used R81, R83, R27, R59, BG11, BG13, G03, G05, E40, E25, E70, and E74.  I added some white accents with a gel pen.  I scattered some sequins from Little Things from Lucy's Card Shop. 
I inked up the background with distress ink in antique linen and passion pink from Color Box. It's very subtle and I wish I went a little darker. The frame die is also Avery Elle, Postage Stamp.
I am playing with the theme from 

and Happy Little Stampers...anything goes with dies

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

You Brighten My Day

Hello there!

Just stopping by to share a card with you. 
I was able to link up with a few challenges...
I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch...

and the theme from Addicted to Stamps and More...

I started off with a puffy cloud border die from Lawn Fawn and cut a panel of linen cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I adhered it over blue cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, Watts Up. I used black ink from Memento.
The sun die is from My Favorite Things and the star die is from Lil'Inker Designs.  The rainbow and cloud stamp and die are from Avery Elle, Be a Unicorn. I colored the rainbow with some Copic Markers.
I scattered some sequins and clear drops for the finishing touch!
I am also adding this to Simon Says Stamp...Make for the Border
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

You Were Made for Amazing Things

Hello there!

Time to share the newest color palette from ColourQ!
Hope you will stop by and play along!
The flower stamps and dies are from the set Flashy Florals, My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from Verve, Beautiful Things. I used inks in shades of scarlet from Color Box, black from Memento, soft green from Hero Arts and silver lining from WPlus9. I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Hello there!
Hope you are all able to stay cool with the heat and humidity that has been hitting our area...
Just popping in to share a card with you.
I'm playing along with a few challenges...
Sept. Guest Designer Search

I used a few stamps sets from Paper Smooches, Blossoming Buds, Warm Hearts, Sentiment Sampler, and Giddy Bugs.
I highlighted the candles with some Color Box ink in canary. I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a gel pen and wink of stella to the flames.
The pattern papers and scalloped stitched square die are from My Favorite Things. Lastlr, I scattered some sequins and clear drops from Pretty Pink Posh.
Also adding this to Just Add Ink...
JAI #324...Inspiration!

Thanks for peeking!


August 16: Paper Sweeties August 2016 New Release Rewind!

Hello there!
Final day for the Paper Sweeties August Release!

 Here are the newest products:

Today I used the Sweet Cuts-Window Elements to make baby blocks. 
I used the numbers from Days Until and letters from various sets to embellish the blocks.
The banner is from Sweet Cuts Sweet Borders and the sentiment is from You Are Fab.
The pattern papers are from My Favorite Things, the cord from Michaels, the glitter heart clothes pin is from Recollections.

Come hop along with the design team and check out what they created!

We’d love for you to play along with the August Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What fun inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else? 
I am also playing along with Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge...I used the left column...banner, tiny stamps, clothespin

Thanks for peeking!


Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15: Paper Sweeties August 2016 New Release Party!

Hello there!
Welcome back to day two of the Paper Sweeties August Release!

There are two new stamp sets: Window and Window Elements
along with two new coordinating Sweet Cuts dies
I embellished the window with a few other Paper Sweeties elements, Stitched Tags #2 tree die, Thinking of You ( I used the leaf die to make the poinsettia), Be Happy banner die, Dear Santa stocking die. 
The stamps I used are Dear Santa, Deck the Halls, and Merry and Bright.  I used a piece of acetate for the window glass.
I used a stencil from My Favorite Things and scarlet ink from Color Box to ink up the brick wall background.  White ink is also Color box. I colored the bird with Copic Markers. 

I am adding this card to Pile it On Challenge ( sponsored by PS!)

Hope you will hop along with the designers and check out what they created!
***Nancy Salkeld***GIVEAWAY

Thanks for taking a peek!