Friday, May 31, 2013

Color Blocking Note Cards

Inspiration Challenge 391 ~ Anything Preppy 

Today's challenge at Splitcoaststampers takes us to the site:

 It's filled with fun, bright and fresh colors for summer! 
I was inspired by the colors and color blocking, as well as the festive prints and patterns.

Card Ingredients: Pink and orange card stock scraps, memory box Hibiscus Flower die,
gem stones, glitter dust, Hampton Arts sentiment

Card Ingredients: Creative Memories wavy paper trimmer, Sizzlits Sea Animals -Crab,
Hero Arts sentiments, Stampendous "Class a' peel" stickers

Card Ingredients: Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil cutting plate, ek success daisy punch, Hero Arts sentiment.
Inspiration photo here: Wristlet Bag

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Graduate

For the Sketch Challenge 438 Splitcoaststampers

Graduation cards are always needed this time of year.  
My card today can serve anyone; high school, college, grad school and etc... 
I use two Spellbinders classic squares, made a tassel, rolled some paper and tied a black and white twine bow and stamped a background with a perfect sentiment (I think) for a high school graduate. 
Life is a Journey and graduating is another step.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Soft Colors of Spring!

 May Flowers 

For the Ways to Use it Challenge at SCS the challenge hostess ask for cards with flowers. I almost don’t know how to make a card without flowers.

My heart easel congrats card can be used for a variety of occasions. I may use it as a graduation card, or perhaps I'll change the sentiment to Happy Birthday. I can never have enough Birthday cards.

Card Ingredients: Heart shapes die cut with Sizzix Bigz Die "Heart Bag",
The Rose is Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone, a dollar doily stamped on vellum and fussy cut, 

Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay, Regal Rose, Neutral of Choice Dessert Option: Words of Wisdom, Encouragement or Best Wishes

I started by stamping a Penny Black Letter Background on white card stock, embossing in white embossing powder, daubing with Tim Holtz' Distress Stains in tattered rose and shabby shutters and mounting rectangles. The Verve sentiment was stamped onto vellum in white ep and backed with white card stock. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013


For the Inspiration Challenge at SCS the website featured is Wedding Decor

I chose two frames as inspiration for my card:Geometric Lattice and the Cala Lily Photo Frame

We traveled to Italy this time last year and the Poppies where blooming all along the highways and hill towns. Just a carpet of red in the field and farm land. I substituted the Lilies of course, but I love the placement on the frame.

I used the Taylored Expressions Quatgrefoil cutting plate to place in the square opening that was cut with Spellbinders classic square. The card measures 5”x5”.  Also, I used memory box's  “Prim Poppy" die and mb's wood mount sentiment stamp.