Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another challenge! Woo hoo!

I decided to also play along with the sketch challenge over at Technostamper.  Mary Jo always has some sort of fun sketch challenge going on.  This week is no exception!

Here's my card:

I love the great color combos found in the Park Lane Designer Series Paper pack!  The coral dots found on the Elegant Butterfly, is actually just the back side of the Daffodil Delight floral print I used in the background. 

Did you know that the Elegant Butterfly is actually part of the Weekly Deals right now?  That means this lovely punch could be yours, at a 25% discount!  Weekly Deals run Tuesday -Monday.  Don't miss out!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy my card!

Here's what I used on this card:

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge 316

I saw this fun color challenge on the Create with Connie & Mary blog - and knew right away I wanted to play along!

I was immediately sure that these colors would play well together.  I quickly got out my Perfect Blend stamp set and got to work.  Would you believe that I hadn't used this set yet?  (Which is even worse, when you learn that it was also the first set I bought out of the 2013/2014 catalog.)

Here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!  I hope you enjoyed it!

Here's what I used to make this card:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Can you Cast It? Challenge #132

I've never participated in the challenges for this blog before.  I recently met a few of the designers, at Stampin' Up!'s annual convention.  Also, we are on a the ICS blog hop group together.  You can check out their fun challenges, and play along here:  Can You Case It?

When I saw this challenge posted, I thought it'd be fun to give it a try!  

I decided to CASE the card from page 120 of the annual Idea Book & Catalog.  I later found out that this wasn't exactly what the challenge was for - but I was nearly finished with my card at that point.  So, I decided to still just go with it.  

Here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like my card.  Have a great day!

Be sure to check out what kinds of events are coming up, that you could join in on!  They can be found on the "Upcoming Classes" tab at the top of this page! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Inspire. Create. Share. Blog Hop

Welcome to the August edition of the Inspire. Create. Share. Blog hop!  This month we have a Black and White theme going.  This theme is so far out of my comfort zone - I wasn't sure I could do it.  We also used this theme for our swap at Stampin' Up!'s annual convention in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago.  I must say - it was easier than I thought, and the cards were all amazing!

Here is a group photo taken at convention of about half of our ICS Blog Hop Group.  From Left to Right we have:  Darla, Jen, Olivia, Tina, Eva, Deb, and that's me on the far right.  For my swap card, I really wanted to use the new Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, so my card ended up being Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  For the blog hop though, I wanted to go with Basic Black and Whisper White, so I made a new card.

Here is my card for this month:

I love the simplicity of this card.  I feel like it is dressed up enough for a wedding, but still simple.

I hope you enjoyed my card - and that it will inspire you to make a card of your own.  Next up on the hop is Deb Naylor.  She always has something great to share!  Be sure to go and see what she has this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


Here's a list of all of our Hoppers this month: