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Saturday, May 24, 2014

A rainbow of colors

This week's ColourQ challenge had a very bright palate this week.


You know when you have 'that card'?  The one you L. O. V. E. love?  I never, NEVER would have guessed this color combo would make that card, but there ya go!  The layout was from Paper Pals Arts challenge. 


I used my new Work of Art stamp set with a very retired Year by Year stamp set. I wanted a gift image and this one was the perfect size and style. The sentiment is from Remembering your Birthday, cause I needed another birthday set!!!  I love the clean look of the card  and it was  so quick and easy!   This is definitely a flexible card that I will make over and over again. 

New toys at my house!!

Can I just say how much I LOVE the new Work of Art stamp set from the upcoming Stampin Up catalog??!  I am for seeing many many many projects with it in my future. 

I have to admit that there have been a lot of beautiful cards with this set during the demo presales. A LOT. Obviously I'm not the only one who loves this set. I went a different direction, you know, just to be different.  I used the heart stamp as petals, which I like, and the chevron stripe for a background, which I love.


The layout is courtesy of HandStamped sentiments sketch challenge #186 and colors are from the color Throwdown #293. 

As I was making out this post I decided to do a redo to see if I could fix a few little things. 


Minor changes for a little more subtle look. Oh, yes. I will definitely use this stamp set, possibly every day. Whoop!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Graduation days...

A dear teacher of my DD is celebrating her high school graduation this week. She is an amazing girl and we will miss her when she leaves for Texas A&M in August. I chose the color combo from Colourq Challenge #241to tell her how proud we are of her.


Here is a close up of the card:



And the colors:

I have one more post for you with a digital creation that works with Project Life.  That'll be out tomorrow.  Until then, thanks for visiting!

I've been here, but...

I seem to get projects done then I get distracted and just don't get them posted. Sigh. Well, here is one I've been working on.

This color combo is from the Color Throwdown #292

The layout is inspired by Mojo Monday #345


 I had a little piece of metallic silver card stock stashed away so I embossed it with argyle and added matching pewter embossing powder as sprinkles. (Note to self, do the wet embossing BEFORE you glue the punches to the card!). 



Thats the first... one more coming today!


Monday, May 12, 2014

ColourQ #240

ColourQ Challenge colors of the week remind me of my grandmother's china- delicate and pink. I realized I had a box that I made with it earlier this spring and never posted, so here ya go!



The DSP is from many years ago and uses Riding Hood Red, Pink Piruette and Kiwi Kiss.  I added Primrose Pink and Newsprint DSP to the mix. 

The box pattern was found on Pinterest, one of my favorite idea markets :)  I will make the box again, maybe for Father's Day. It really is easy to put together and folds flat in a normal envelope. Very cool!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Teacher Appreciation #3

Last one. My 5th grader has 2 main teachers and wanted a more girly card for her math/science teacher. DD insisted I use some pewter embossing powder on it, so I Gorgous Grunge-d it on. She also wanted a butterfly. As I was coloring the flower with Stampin' Markers I got very excited to try the soon to be released Blendabilities. I have some on order so I will share soon. 




Thanks for visiting and Happy Mother's Day !

Friday, May 9, 2014

Teacher Appreciation take 2


My DS teacher has been so supportive and helpful!  I wanted this card to be a little more masculine because I thought it would be weird for my boy to give a flowery card to her. Maybe it's just me, but anyway. Her favorite color is green so I used Gumball Green with Midnight Muse and Marina Mist. The layabout is inspired by the Case this Sketch challenge 


I am really going to miss Midnight Muse when it retires at the end of the month along with the grid stamp. I will still use them, but have to remove them from 'active' status. Sad, but the new colors are coming soon to freshen the palate... I just ordered mine today as my Mother's Day gift (thanks kids!) so next week I get new toys in the mail. Yeah Stampin' Up!

I have one more teacher appreciation card to post tomorrow. Thanks for visiting!