Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me

My birthday was last week and I got new stampin' stuff to play with. So that's what I did this afternoon.  I used the ColourQ and CAS(E) This Sketch challenges for inspiration.


I'm loving those little triangles in the Trifecta set by mamaelephant.  I stamped them 3 times and then added the sentiment in Always Artichoke.  I really wanted to use my new enamel dots and thought it might add a bit of interest so I added those next.  They are a bit hard to see but I didn't want them to distract too much. The triangle panel is popped up on dimensionals. The white background panel is embossed with the Linen Impression Plate by PTI but you probably have to look hard to see that in the picture. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Trifecta (mamaelephant), Mini Blooms (PTI)
Paper: Always Artichoke solid & Always Artichoke from a retired Pattern Pack, Sent With Love DSP, White (SU)
Ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade & Always Artichoke (SU)
Accessories/Tools: Linen Impression Plate (PTI), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Enamel dots (Teresa Collins), dimensionals

Sunday, March 17, 2013

CTS#19 & Monday Mood Board 5

This card is for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge andWPlus9 Monday Mood Board 5.  I was also going to do the Fab Friday challenge but I forgot to add the Lucky Limeade. Oops!   I wish I'd used a different background for the picture. It looks a bit blah. I was in a hurry as it was getting late in the day and the light was going. Oh well :-)  Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: TeenyTiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, In Color Patterns Stack DSP (SU)
Ink: Calypso Coral (SU)
Accessories: Clear button, Calypso Coral Baker's twine (SU)
Tools: Clear Cut Stackers: Pinking Squares (WPlus9), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Framelits Hearts (SU), Square Nestabilities

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dynamic Duos #44 and Freshly Made Sketches #77

I had some time to play in my stamp room this afternoon and found a couple challenges for inspiration.  I used Freshly Made Sketches #77 for the layout and Dynamic Duos #44 for the colors.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Mini Blooms & Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Night & Day DSP (SU), White
Ink: Daffodil Delight (SU), black
Accessories: 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Daffodil Delight and Basic Black (SU),  Neutral button (SU), My Mind's Eye enamel dot, dimensionals
Tools: Mini Blooms die & Linen Impression Plate (PTI)

Saturday, March 9, 2013


I tried really hard to do both a color challenge and a sketch challenge today. However, I didn't end up with either one. Oh well. I like the card that I did end up with :-)

This is my first card using PTI's Irresistibly Ikat and I used the stamp that I thought I would be least likely to use. I guess you just never know till it's done.  I stamped the image in Calypso Coral and cut it out with an oval Nestability die. Then I ran it through the Big Shot using PTI's linen texture plate.  It is popped up on dimensionals over two fishtail flags cut from Calypso Coral and an old SU pattern pack that had some Crumb Cake in it. I stamped the sentiment, also from the Ikat set, and then I wanted to use my new enamel dots so added 3 of those. I definitely need more colors of those!  That's it. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Irresistibly Ikat (PTI)
Paper: Crumb Cake, White, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake Pattern Pack (ret) - SU
Ink: Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots "Notable", dimensionals
Tools: Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Oval Nestabilities, Linen texture plate (PTI)

Friday, March 8, 2013

New SU Photopolymer Stamps

Stampin'Up has finally added photopolymer stamps to their line of stamps! I've come to love the clear stamps. They are so easy to use and I'm so glad SU has finally come around.  Here are 2 cards I made with their first set "Designer Typeset". The first is a one layer card and the second steps it up using the Case This Sketch challenge layout.  Both are for the Moxie Fab Speech Bubble Challenge.

The arrow placement went pretty quickly but the sentiment bubble took me several tries.  I really am scissor challenged as it took me 3 or 4 attempts to cut the bubble to my satisfaction. And after a couple tries of messing up the "hello" I finally stamped that first and then stamped the bubble around it. Duh!  Finally I popped the bubble Hello up on some dimensionals.  I'm looking forward to playing more with this set! Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Designer Typeset
Paper: Island Indigo, White, Calypso Coral Print DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Pool Party Baker's twine, dimensional,  medium scalloped border die (MFT)



Monday, March 4, 2013

2 Challenges

I just got this Papertrey Ink set because my daughter had the cutest little baby boy 2-1/2 weeks ago.  I thought I would give it some ink for a couple challenges this week - Inkspirational sketch challenge and the ColourQ challenge.

The card is pretty straight forward. The rocket is popped up on dimensionals and then the Caribbean/MM layer under the rocket is also on dimensionals.  I just got the enamel dots and was so glad that I actually had some in the collection that matched Summer Starfruit. (I so do not like that color!)

Stamps: Boy Basics: Out of this World (PTI)
Paper: Midnight Muse, Cool Caribbean, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP (Stampin'Up)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit (SU) (I used both the ink pads & markers)
Accessories: My Mind's Eye "Winter Wonderland" Enamel Dots, dimensionals
Tools: Rocket die (PTI), corner rounder

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