Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Card Concept Celebration! #17

Good morning all! I am so thrilled and excited to be a new Design Team member for
My assignment is  'Classy & Elegant' designs.  I’ll be trying my best to make my creations simply classy and elegant. Thank you, Lesley Croghan, for the honor of having me on the Team!

The inspiration photo looks like a celebration to me. Fresh clean bedding and a bright cheerful pop of color with the white is wonderful. I made my card to celebrate anything that makes someone happy; weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and for me a good night's rest.

I looked for anything in my stash that reminded me of the pattern of the big blossom. I've used a Spellbinders Lotus pendant die cut under the panel with a similar pattern. The small bouquet is added to make the clean simplicity in the photo into classic elegance.

Make sure you stop by The Card Concept to check out what the design team's presenting and to add yours as well!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Masculine Birthday Game #16 AAA Cards

Card Ingredients: Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" Medallion, cut out clock face dp, brown ribbons, WPlus9 sentiment, Lil' Inker stitched rectangle die.

It's our turn to case Jane's sweet and very lovely birthday card! I love this bright and sunny card but I love her design also. I wanted and needed to make a masculine card because I have four brothers, a son-in-law and etc... Here's my masculine version using Jane's sketch. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sweet Summer - AAA Cards Game 15

I have lots of favorite summer foods; fresh corn on the cob, beef steak tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and sweet watermelon is near the top. I have a feeling you can tell even without the editorial. This is my take on summer food. 
SHOW ME YOURS! Join us at AAA Cards this week.

Card Ingredients: Lil' Inker Designs "On the Diagonal Die and Swirls cover up die for seeds, 
Verve sentiment, twine, black button.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Watercolored Hollyhocks AAA Cards Game 14

It's BACK! Creating with watercolor techniques sure is fun. This week I've used Derwent Inktense water soluble ink pencils. I die cut the hollyhocks out of watercolor paper and partially colored areas of the blooms. I use the aqua brush to move the colors around for blending. When I was finished with the sections I flicked the brush on the card base. Let's call it hollyhock pollen. Anyway, it was fun.

I hope you join us at AAA Cards this week for some watercoloring too!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Under Da Sea - AAA Cards Game 13

AAA Cards Game 13

When I think of shaker cards I think of fish. Okay, I don't think of shaker cards this is my first, but the fish sure do like it! (I hope) I started with the memory box small circle burst die which made me think of ship portholes. Still with me... I die cut a variety of colors with the memory box "school of fish" die and added the little beads (I don't know what they are). And, I'm using an Impression Obsession "shaker clear self adhesive card pouch". 

It all seemed to work so here's a view of the ocean! My background is sponged in Distress Inks - shabby shutters and tumbled glass with a Camille Mini Pattern Stencil. 

Link up your CAS shaker cards at AAA Cards!

My fish are swimming amuck. When you shake them up they get a little dizzy. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Here's the Long and Skinny of it...

 Now, you know that you have an ample supply of #10 envelopes (9.5" x 4"). Why not make a long/skinny card for them. It's super easy. I cut a sheet of card stock down to 8"x 7" and scored to make an 8"x 3.5" card. The flowers is a conjoined strip - QuicKutz 12" long cookie cutter Flowers border die (That I don't think is available anymore). I added some different colors of scrap designer papers to the centers and die-cut again. I then glued the colors to the extra white center circles and popped up. The black polka dot panel is 8"x 2.5". The card took 10 minutes to make and two days to photograph. 

Please come and show us how you are inspired with your creation.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Bird's Eye View

Good morning all! I'm so honored to be guest designer this week. I love playing in the challenges when ever I can and this week is PET! Well, I never had a canary as a pet but have always loved the intricate design of bird cages.  I'm using a dollar wooden one from Michaels that I painted with white gesso. The designer paper in the background is to represent wallpaper. It's a bird's eye view!

Hey There, I want OUT! 

Please check in at CASology to see what the rest of the Design Team has to offer.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birthday Present Game 11

Here we are at Game 11! My, how time flies when you're having fun and being challenged! 
I decided to just go with the four window box squares Sizzix movers and shapers window panes 4 die as a gift box. It's a good way to use up pretty designer paper scraps. Add a pretty die-cut corner bow from memory box and voilĂ ! 
Bluemoon Scrapbooking also carries memory box and Sizzix products

Come on over to AAA Cards and show us your take on this weeks sketch challenge!

Our challenge this week is sponsored by BlueMoon Scrapbooking. Win a $20.00 shopping spree.You can visit and shop at BlueMoon Scrapbookings online store! They are quick to answer questions, have LOTS of cool crafting products and always have a terrific sale going!