Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Curtain Call Challenge - Totally Tassel Reminder

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Totally Tassel!  You have until May 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!
 
 
We have a wonderful returning sponsor, Newton's Nook, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Totally Tassel!  A randomly selected participant in this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to use at Newton's Nook while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

 
 This week I was inspired by the gold tassel in the inspiration photo and wanted to create a fun way to package a graduation present.  Gift cards and $$ are always a hit.  This small vellum treat bag is the perfect size to tuck a gift card into.  I love how festive it turned out!  

 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Vellum, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (SU!), Gold Glitter Paper; Stamps: Strictly Sentiments 5 (WPlus9); Ink: Versamark; Tools: Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax, 1 3/4" Circle Punch (EK Success), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die (SU!), Embossing Heat Tool; Other: Sheer Ribbon, Gold Washi Tape (K&Company), Gold Fine Embossing Powder (Stampa Rosa), Scor-tape, Foam Tape
 
 

The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #201

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

It's time for a NEW sketch over at the
 
This week I created a Thank You card featuring stamps & dies from Paper Smooches.
  I love butterflies and just had to add this one to my collection!
 
 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Crumb Cake CS (SU!), Vellum, The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine 6x6 pad (My Minds Eye); Stamps: Salutations (Paper Smooches); Ink: Black (Simon Says Stamps); Tools: Notebook Scallop (Paper Smooches), Butterflies 3 Dies (Paper Smooches),  Pierced Circle Stax (Die-Namics), Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax (Die-Namics),  Fishtail Flags Stax (Die-Namics), Scor-pal, Corner Rounder, Paper Trimmer; Other: Twine (Hemptique), Rhinestones, Foam Tape, ATG Tape
 
 
I also played along with Paper Smooches:
 
http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-17-23-anything-goes-wk3-challenge.html   http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-17-23-anything-goes-wk3-challenge.html
 
Make sure to check out was the DS Girls have been up to this week!!
 
 
Happy Stamping!!
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge No.106


I'm back with my second post as a guest designer for the Lawnscaping ChallengeChallenge No. 106 is all about trying a NEW technique.  I don't know about you but I have a list of techniques that I would like to try and this is the perfect opportunity to pick one.
 

This challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn and you can win a free stamp set of your choice!

 

 I saw this fun tutorial for White on White Die Cuts With a Pop of Color.    This technique is super easy and allows you to use your dies in a whole new way. 

My card features Lawn Fawns super sweet Float my Boat stamp and coordinating dies!  I love how the one Anchor really pops...think I will give this card to my hubby.

Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Real Red CS (SU!); Stamps:  Float My Boat (Lawn Fawn); Ink: Night of Navy (SU!); Tools: Float My Boat (Lawn Cuts), Hearts (Lawn Cuts), Scor-Buddy; Other: Natural (Lawn Trimmings), Glossy Accents (Ranger), ATG Tape, Foam Tape

float my boat    float my boat - lawn cuts 

hearts - lawn cuts
                                
Make sure to head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge for more inspiration!  Hope you will join the fun!

Happy Stamping!!

The Pink Elephant Challenge #299

 

We are challenging you with a:

 "Graduation"

For this weeks challenge I created a little gift bag that is the perfect size to tuck a gift card or small gift into for that special grad in your life.  You can find the tutorial here.  They are easy to put together and can be decorated for any occasion.
 
 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Black CS (Recollections), Silver Glitter Paper, Black Tie Optional - Black Diamonds (imaginisce); Stamps: Strictly Sentiments 5 (WPlus9); Ink: Black (Simon Says Stamps); Tools: Tag Me (Confetti Cut), Donut You Know (Confetti Cut), Pretty Panels Stars (Confetti Cut), Oh My Stars (Confetti Cut), Class Act (Confetti Cut), Scor-Pal, Paper Trimmer; Other: Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Cord, ATG Tape, Foam Tape

Make sure to stop by The Pink Elephant Blog to see what Ella's Girls have been up to this week!!  

 Happy Stamping!!
 

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Curtain Call Challenge - Totally Tassel

It's that time again...Curtain Time!!  We are excited to present a new
challenge, Totally Tassel.


We have a wonderful returning sponsor, Newton's Nook, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Totally Tassel!  A randomly selected participant in this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to use at Newton's Nook while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!


I was inspired by the aqua and gold color combo along with the tassels in this weeks inspiration photo.  With grad season upon us I thought that I would create a Graduation shaker card.

 
 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Aqua Mist CS (Papertrey Ink); Stamps: Strictly Sentiments 5 (WPlus9), The Big The Bold and You (WPlus9); Ink: Versamark; Tools: Love Mom Layers Die (WPlus9), Mortarboard & Tassel Die (Sizzix), Embossing Heat Tool, Scor-buddy; Other: Detailed Gold Embossing Powder (Stampa Rosa), Brad, Sequince, ATG Tape, Foam Tape

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge - Best of 200

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

It's time for a NEW sketch over at the
This week we are having a Best of Challenge! Pick your favorite sketch from the last 200 sketches and create a card or layout.   You can find all the sketches {here}.  One person will be selected to be a Guest Designer!  Good Luck!

My card features goodies from Lil' Inker Designs and sketch DS121.

 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Happy Day 6x6 Pad (My Minds Eys); Tools: Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Stitched Sentiment Flag Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Of The Heart Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Scor-buddy; Other: Button, Twine (Hemptique), Glue Dot, Glue Pen, ATG Tape, Foam Tape


I also played along with:

http://shoplilinker.blogspot.com/2015/05/monthly-meetup-challenge.html

 Make sure to check out was the DS Girls have been up to this week!!
 
Happy Stamping!!
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Card Concept Challenge #35

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

It's time for a new challenge over at The Card Concept ChallengeI was inspired by the flowers and woodgrain backdrop in this weeks inspiration photo...so I made sure to include flowers, woodgrain and tulle on my card.
 
Here's my Classy & Elegant take.
 
 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Pink CS (Bazzill), Yellow CS (Bazzill), Velum, Dolled Up (My Minds Eye); Stamps: Big Greetings (My Favorite Things); Ink: Black (Simon Says Stamps); Tools: Royal Rose (Die-Namics), Royal Leaves (Die-Namics), Corner Rounder, Scor-buddy; Other: Tulle, Rhinestones, ATG Tape, Glue Dots, Foam Tape
 
 
Head over to the Card Concept blog for more details on how to play along with tons of inspiration from the design team.  Hope you are inspired and will join us!

Happy Stamping!!
 
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