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August 2015

Can You Case It #84 - Sketch Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! I'm here today to share another sketch challenge from Can You Case It. I missed last week as I was on a vacation, but I'm back today for all the fun!

Here is the cute sketch. Elizabeth from our Design Team contributed the sketch for this week!



I'm hanging onto summer with all my strength, so I decided to use the Garden In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set for my card. I used Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi for this card. In order to get the lighter colors for the first layer, I sponged the ink onto the stamp and then stamped it. Then, the second layer (the more detailed layer) were stamped in full strength ink. This gives a lot of variety in the saturation of the colors as well. I splattered some Melon Mambo ink watered down onto the card front to give the background some interest.



For the butterflies, I sponged on Calypso Coral and then stamped Melon Mambo full strength. Then, I stamped the outline in Versamark ink onto Vellum Cardstock, and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Then, I trimmed out the butterflies by hand and adhered the centers over the stamped butterflies. I used Crumb Cake Cardstock to layer the panels, and Soft Suede to stamp the greeting with. Some white sequins finish off the front.



I decorated the inside too, with the other half of the saying and some more stamped images. It's really simple, but makes the inside more interesting I think.



Well, that is all for today. I hope you'll join us at Can You Case It with your own creation inspired by this sketch! Thanks for stopping by.

Can You Case It #82 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today with another Can You Case It Sketch Challenge.




For my background, I sponged Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi, overlapping each color a bit. Then, I die-cut the "thanks", heat embossed it in clear, and glued it back into the background piece. I think this is called an inlay die-cut technique. It's hard to catch the shine of embossing in this photo, but it looks nice in real life.



I finished it off with the rest of the sentiment, some punched flowers (from some more Melon Mambo sponged cardstock) and a few rhinestones. Pretty simple, but I love how it turned out.



Well, it's a short and sweet post from me today. I hope you'll join us over at Can You Case It with your own creation inspired by our sketch. Thanks for stopping by!

OSAT Blog Hop - Back to School in August

Hello and welcome back! Today several of us from the One Stamp At a Time Facebook group are joining together to share some back to school themed projects. So what is a single gal with no children supposed to do for a back to school theme? Well I'm glad you asked. I made a card and a school year calendar for a teach friend of mine. Hopefully when she sees a new saying every month, she will smile!


I used Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise and Perfect Plum. I heat embossed the greetings in black embossing powder onto the backside of watercolor paper, and then watercolored the designs. The card has some patterned paper and washi tape to complete it.





Here are the calendar pages. I made the calendars in Microsoft Project, printed and trimmed them out. Both the calendars and the watercolor sayings are on 3.5" wide by 3" high pieces of cardstock and watercolor paper. The background cardstock piece is 3.75" wide by 6.25" high.



And, here are all the calendars! I used the some polka dot and striped black and white washi tape to add just a little decoration to the calendars.







I even included a greeting for her birthday month!



Well, that is all for today. Please click the next button below to get to Kim's blog, or you can follow along on the list below to make your way through the Hop. Thanks for stopping by!


Here is the full list for the hop!

1.  James Weber --

2.  Holly Stene --

3.  Ginger Pelfrey --

4.  Elizabeth Jeanne --

5.  Wynne Grob --

6.  Marisa Gunn --

(^You are here^)

7.  Kim Smith --

8.  Lori Mueller --

9. Megan Thompson --

10. Tina Riddle --

11. Andrea Pancrazio --

12. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

13. Martie Pollard

14. Diane Squires

15. Maggie Mata --

16. Eva Bussom -

17. Justin Krieger --




Playing along with TGIFC Throwdown Challenge #3

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the TGIF Challenge Blog. It's their Throwdown Challenge, which involved making a project with a limited ingredient list! It's a lot of fun. Sometimes it easier to create with a limited list because there aren't too many decisions to make!



So, here is my card. I stamped off once before stamping the larger flowers.



I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper, a piece of a doilie and some white baker's twine to complete the card.


Well, that is all for today! Thanks for stopping by.





Playing along with TGIFC15 Color Challenge, Again

Hello and welcome back! I have one more card to share for the TGIFC #15 Color Challenge.



I used the new Thick Whisper White Cardstock to make a one layer card. This time I used the striped mask to watercolor stripes through, and kept them in the middle of the card. I used the Silhouettes and Script Stamp Set for this card. I stamped the "hello" greeting in Basic Gray ink, stamped off once and then placed randomly between the stripes.


I stamped the sun and trimmed it out, and layered it over a piece of Vellum Cardstock sponged with Daffodil Delight ink with some of the new Metallic Gold Thread layered in as well. Three gold sequins are the last finishing touch.



Well, that is all for today. I have a few more cards to share this week, and a blog hop to be part of on Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!

Playing along with TGIFC15 Color Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today I'm playing along with the TGIF Challenge Blog using their latest color combo.



I decided to break out my favorite Ray of Sunshine stamp set again, and chose the baby congratulations stamp which I hadn't used yet. I made the background polka-dots by watercoloring Pool Party ink into the polka-dot mask. The card base is Pool Party Cardstock. The white I used is the Shimmer White Cardstock.



I stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight and the greeting in Basic Gray. Some Basic Gray Baker's Twine (retired) and 3 gold sequins complete the card. The sun layer was applied with Stampin' Dimensionals.



Well, that is all for today! Thanks for stopping by.

Can You Case It #81 - Color Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! I'm here to share our next color challenge from Can You Case It. For this challenge we were to use any shade of blue, green and purple along with white.



And here is my card. I applied my three inks (Wild Wasabi, Lost Lagoon and Rich Razzleberry) to a clear block, spritzed it well with water, and then applied the inked block to my paper. Next, I die cut the "thanks" using the Greeting Thinlits Dies. I applied Versamark Ink to the greeting, and then heat embossed it with clear powder. I also die cut 3 more "thanks" from Basic Black Cardstock, and glued them together with the watercolor greeting on top. The background piece was mounted to a piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.



I added in a torn piece of Vellum Cardstock and some white sewing thread below the greeting. Then I completed the card with white round and green star sequins, and popped it up with a layer of Vanilla Coaster Board.



I had so much fun with my color combo, that I made another simple card with it. For this one, I used my new Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the same colors of ink. I used Black Memento ink for the butterfly body and the greeting.



To complete this card, I added some Basic Black Baker's Twine and some Rich Razzleberry Candy Dots. I popped the top layer up with Stampin' Dimensionals this time.


Well, that is all for today. I hope you'll join us at Can You Case It with a colorful creation of your own! Thanks for stopping by.


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Playing along with TGIFC14 Remix Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today I'm here sharing a card I made for the TGIFC #14 challenge, a remix of their 4 most recent challenges. I chose the "Brand New" and the "Clean and Simple" challenges to use. I think I'm pushing the boundaries of clean and simple, but I have it on good authority that the judging panel isn't too strict. ;-)




So, here is my card for this week. I used the brand new Garden In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2015-16 Stampin' Up catalog. Instead of using the flower filler stamps, I used the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set to add color to the flowers and a little extra green.



I split the main panel, popped it up on a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, heat embossed the greeting in white, added black thread and some Copic colored rhinestones to complete the card. I really like how it turned out!



Well, that is all for today. I'll have more to share later this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Can You Case It #80 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm back to our weekly challenge after a short break for the annual Stampin' Up! Convention called "Inspire. Create. Share." It was a great few days of vacation in Salt Lake City, and now I'm back to my normal routines. This week is a sketch challenge over at Can You Case It.



I used a new stamp set called Your Presents from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. It's a pretty versatile set, and could also be used for weddings, babies or birthdays as I've done here. Just change up the color of the gift packages that you stamp, and you've got several occasions covered! I also used the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack for the Bermuda Bay and balloon patterned papers. The color combo is Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.



In addition to the cute stamps, I also used Whisper White Baker's Twine and Silver Sequin Trim. Two of the packages were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.



The greeting was created with the Washi Label Punch and the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.



Well, that is all for today! I have a couple of additional cards that I made at convention with this stamp set, so I'll be back to share them later this week. Thanks for stopping by!


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