December 19, 2012

IBSIC #39 - Christmas Photo

Hi Everyone!

I'm here to share a card for this week's IBSIC - Christmas Photo.  We were asked to use Sage Green, Red and White/Cream:


IBSIC39

My card:




The card base is Whisper White, followed by Sage Green cardstock.  I wanted to keep my card clean and simple.  The pretty paper on top is from Recollections Home for the Holidays.  The red cardstock was embossed with SU Snow Burst (retired).  I stamped the beautiful ornament with Real Red ink and added some small rhinestones for some shine.  I couldn't resist not adding a bow. 

Thanks so much for stopping by,




December 18, 2012

Dynamic Duos #33

Hello my friends,

First off, I would like to thank Erna for choosing my card as one of the Dynamic Darlings from last week's challenge.  You can see my card HERE.

This week. it's all about Gold and Black with the Option of Music:



My card:


The card base is Very Vanilla, followed by pretty paper from Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Collection.  SU! Stocking Builder Punch (retired) is by far my favorite punch!  The Music Paper is also from Graphic 45.  I added a strip of Gold ribbon across the back of the stockings.  3 Gold bows atop each stocking was the finishing touch.

This is the final challenge for 2012.  I would like to wish everyone over at Dynamic Duos Happy Holidays!

Thank you so much for stopping by,





December 10, 2012

Dynamic Duos #32 - Monochromatic Pinks

Hello my friends,

I was super excited this weekend when I saw my card, chosen by Christina, as one of the Dynamic Darlings for last week's card challenge!  Thank you, Christina!  You can see my card HERE.

This week, we were asked to use Pretty in Pink and Rose Red.  These colors are pefect for a Valentine's card, but I wanted to create another Christmas card.



My card:



The card base is Very Vanilla, followed by Rose Red cardstock.  The next layer is Pretty in Pink, which I embossed with the Snow Burst folder (retired).  I kept my card clean and simple.  The pretty Christmas tree is from SU Contempo Christmas Stamp Set and added small pink pearls.  The Rose Red cardstock is embossed with the Square Lattice Folder and I ran a Pretty in Pink ribbon over it and added a bow.  I wanted to use the Adorning Accents Edgelits, and I thought this was the perfect card for it!  For the final touch, I added pearls to each of the 4 corners.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

 


December 4, 2012

Merry Monday Any Past Sketch Will Do! & The Play Date Cafe 'Color Splash' Challenge #159

Hello my friends.

Happy Tuesday!  I would like to thank Leslie and the design team members for choosing my card as the Top Pick!  I almost fell off my chair, I couldn't believe it!  You can see my card HERE.

Today, I created a card for this week's Merry Monday - Any Past Sketch Will Do!  I chose Challenge #33 Sketch:



I used the combo colors Black, White and a "Splash" of Maroon from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #159:



My card:



The card base is Very Vanilla, followed with Cherry Cobler and SU Festival of Prints.  The gorgeous Christmas Tree is from SU Snow Swirled Stamp Set.  I added some rhinestones to the tree and a thick black ribbon in the middle.  I also incorporated red ribbon and made a pretty bow on top.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Noel Christmas Ornaments.  This stamp set has 15 different sentiments. I love it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,







December 2, 2012

Dynamic Duos #31

Hello my friends!

The weekend is almost over and is back to work tomorrow!  I'm here to share with you a card for this week's Dynamic Duos #31 Challenge.  We were asked to use Light Green and Red - Christmas colors!



My card:


The card base is Very Vanilla, followed by pretty Christmas paper from SU Scrapbook Kit (retired).  The bottom portion is also Very Vanilla embossed with Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder - my favorite for Christmas cards.  The Christmas ornament and sentiment is from Just Rite Noel Christmas Ornaments Stamp Set.  I stamped the ornament using Real Red ink and the sentiment in Certainly Celery ink, and used some dimensionals.  Lastly, I added a pretty red bow and two red rhinestones on the bottom of the card.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by,






November 30, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #63

Hello my friends,

Happy Friday!  I have a card to share with you for this week's Freshly Made Sketches #63. 



My card:


I've been neglecting Rudolph, so I decided to dust him off and make him the focal point of my card.  I used Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and festive paper from SU Festival of Prints.  I embossed the 2 stripes of Cherry Cobbler with Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, and added some Soft Suede cardstock for the 2 mats.  The sentiment is from Just Rite's Noel Christmas Ornaments.  I'm not sure if you can see it, but I added a small pearl, colored it in with a red Copic Marker for Rudolph's nose and added 2 small rhinestones. 

Thanks so much for stopping by,






November 27, 2012

Merry Monday #43

Hello my friends,

I have a card to share for this week's Merry Monday #43.  I love this week's sketch:



My card:


I didn't have any Christmas stamps small enough for the circles. so I decided to make 3 small poinsettias using the Layered Poinsettia Spellbinders.  The Christmas paper is from SU Scrapbooking Kit (retired).  The green cardstock was embossed with SU Petals-a-Plenty Folder.  I thought it would go well with the poinsettias.  The sentiment is from Just Rite's Noel Christmas Ornaments Stamp Set. 

This is the final Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for 2012!  I would like to wish everyone over at Merry Monday a Happy Holiday Season!

Thanks so much for stopping by,





November 25, 2012

Dynamic Duos #30

Hello my friends,

I have another card today - this one is for Dynamic Duos #30 Challenge:



My card:


The card base is Whisper White, the next layer is Midnight Muse and then some retired SU Navy Blue DSP.  I used SU Stocking Builder Punch (retired) to cut out 2 stockings, and added a small bow.  I also added silver edges using an EK Puncher.  The sentiment is from the SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by!






IBSIC Sketch #36

Hello my friends,

Happy Sunday!  I have a card to share with you for this week's Inspired by Stamping challenge.


IBSIC-#36


My card:


I've been enjoying making Christmas cards, and here is another one!  The base card is Very Vanilla, followed by Whisper White and pretty paper from SU Festival of Prints.  The bird image is from the Beautiful Season Stamp Set.  I used copic markers to color it in as well as the 3 rhinestones on the top right hand corner. 

Thanks so much for stopping by,










November 21, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #62 & CR84FN67

Hello my friends,

I made a quick card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches #62.  This fabulous sketch is by Jen B.




I used the beautiful colors from this week's CR84FN Color Challenge;





My card:


The base of the card is Whisper White, followed by Crumb Cake cardstock.  The plum paper is from Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection and the 2 pretty gold papers are from Webster's Pages Clean & Simple.  I added velvet-purple ribbon in the middle of the card (even though it looks black) - it also has gold on the edges.  The Christmas ornament is from SU Delightful Decorations.  I used SU Perfect Plum ink to stamp the ornament and added 3 tiny gold rhinestones.  The card looked very simple at the top so I decided to add some big gold rhinestones.  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.


Thanks so much for stopping by,








November 19, 2012

IBSIC #35 & JAI #144

Hello my friends,

I have a card to share with you for 2 separate card challenges.  This week, at Inspired by Stamping , we were asked to use pink, gold and white, as the main colors.  Below is the photo inspiration:


IBSIC #35


I found this new card challenge, Just Add Ink #144, so I decided to play along and incorporate "Music" to my card:



The base card is Whisper White and the next layer is pretty paper from Webster's Pages' Clean & Simple.  I added gold and pink ribbon across the card.  I cut out a tag using music notes from Graphic 45.  Using the Layered Poinsettia Spellbinders, I cut a pink poinsettia and distressed the edges using Spun Suger Distress Ink by Jim Holtz (not sure if you can see it) - now that it's getting dark earlier, the lighting is not that great.  I adhered a small pink button to my tag and some more gold ribbon.  The sentiment is from Just Rite's Noel Christmas Ornaments Stamp Set.  Lastly, I added some pink rhinestones to the bottom of the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!



November 17, 2012

Dynamic Duos #29

Hello my friends,

It's raining here in L.A. and I love it!  I stayed home all day, did some scrapbooking and created a card for this week's Dynamic Duos #29 challenge.  I love this week's color combo, it's the perfect combination for a Snowman's theme!



My card:



The base of the card is Whisper White, followed with Black cardstock then Marina Mist cardstock(embossed with Snow Burst Embossing Folder).  I kept my card clean and simple, not adding any ribbon or bling - I wanted to do something a bit different.  The cute Snowman and the words "Snow Much Fun!" is from the same title, SU Snow Much Fun Stamp Set.  This was my very 1st Stamp Set I purchased from SU that was Christmas theme, and it's one of my favorites!  I just love all the cute images.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color the Snowman.  At the last minute, I decided to only use the words "Snow Much Fun" instead of the entire phrase, so I cut 3 squares for each word and added black cardstock. I also matted each word with orange cardstock and skewed them so they would stand out! 
Thanks so much for stopping by,




November 15, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #61

Hello my friends,

It's almost Friday, and I can't wait!  Before I go to bed, I want to share a card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches #61.  This fabulous sketch is from Jennifer T.:



My card:




The base of the card is Whisper White, Bashful Blue for the next layer and pretty Christmas paper from Recollections.  I purchased the digi stamp at Whimsy Doodle and colored with copic markers.  The sentiment and snowflakes are from SU Snow Swirled Stamp Set.  I used Bashful Blue ink and Chocolate Chip ink for the images and embellished the snowflakes with some bling.  In the middle of the card, I added silver cardstock and Bashful Blue ribbon from SU (retired). 

Thanks so much for stopping by!




November 13, 2012

Merry Monday #41 & Dynamic Duos #28

Hello my friends,

I would like to share a card that I made for 2 challenges:


Merry Monday #41                                                                                                                                                    

           



My card:


The card base is Cherry Cobbler, and the next layer is Sahara Sand.  I also used some pretty paper from SU Festival of Prints DSP.  I stamped the Santa hats using Cherry Cobbler ink and added mini pom-poms to each hat!  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes.  To make it look more festive, I added small bows to each Santa hat!

Thanks so much for stopping by!






 

IBSIC #34

Hello my friends,

I have a card to share with you for this week's Inspired by Stamping Challenge #34

IBSIC-#34


My card:


The base card is Whisper White and the layer is from Authentique Bundle Collection: Wonder Paper Pad.  The Santa Claus that is matted with black cardstock is from Bo Bunny.  I thought both papers would look good together!  Instead of a sentiment, I added 2 small poinsettias using the Layered Poinsettia Spellbinders.  I decided to lower the bow so it wouldn't cover Santa's face.  Lastly, I added some rhinestones (a bit hard to see). 

Thanks so much for stopping by!










November 8, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #60 and Color throwdown #217

Hello my friends,

Happy Thursday!  The weekend is almost here!  Today I'm sharing a card for 2 separate challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches #60:





My card:



The card base is Whisper White, Night of Navy and pretty paper from the Festival of Prints DSP.  The Christmas tree is from SU Contempo Christmas Stamp Set (retired), and was stamped with Lucky Limeade ink.  Using my Circle Spellbinders, I added black and Lucky Limeade cardstock for the background.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.  Lastly, I added a silver snowflake and a rhinestone to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by,