9.03.2015

FUSION - Back to School:

Happy Thursday all!

We have a new FUSION challenge for you - enjoy and have fun!!!!!  We have some GREAT challenges for you this Fall and Winter, I can't wait to see all the creations =)





PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.



I was inspired by the sketch and I did try to take elements from the inspiration photo, but for reals, I wouldn't know what to do with an actually "back to school" card so I went with a birthday theme =)


Card ingredients to come - I promise!  My husband is requesting a date and I can't disappoint him =)


Don't forget you can check out the rest of the team's creations.  Just click on their names below:









8.31.2015

Merry Monday 170:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  It's the last day of August today - isn't that just crazy!!

This week at Merry Monday, Karren has chosen the theme of using HOLLY on your Christmas card:





Holly may not be the "star" of my show but it's all I had.  Note to self - buy a big holly die cut =)


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Old OliveStampin' Up! Real RedCanson XL Watercolor paper
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13, 
MFT Vertical Stitched Strips, Reverse Confetti Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Reverse Confetti Branch Out Confetti Cuts, Avery Elle Simply Said: Happy
Stamps - Avery Elle Simply Said: Happy
Inks - VersaMark Watermark

Paper - Doodlebug Santa Express (retired)
Others - Tsukineko Clear embossing powderAmerican Crafts twineStudio Calico clothespin


I created this card for the following challenge:

Can You Case It


















As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!



8.30.2015

Hello:


Happy Sunday all!  I do hope you enjoyed your weekend.  It is back to school next week and boy did I find out the hard way!  I went to Walmart on Friday afternoon and apparently so did 2000 college, high school, and elementary students with their parents.  I went for milk.  I do not have children.  I should have left but I didn't.  Wow - busier than Christmas!!!  Speaking of Christmas, I saw some Christmas lights on the shelves - I won't lie, I was a little giddy =)

What do I like *almost* as much as Christmas??  Flowers!


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral, Stampin' Up! Mint Macaron, Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Stampin' Up So Saffron

Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 24, My Favorite Things MPD Tropical Sensations (retired), Reverse Confetti Woodgrain Confetti CutsReverse Confetti Double Edge Scallop Border
Stamps - My Favorite Things MPD Tropical Sensations (retired), 
My Favorite Things LJD Pretty Poppies

Inks - Stampin' Up! So Saffron, Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral, Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder
Others -  My Favorite Things Polka Dot stencilRanger Texture Paste

I created this card for the following challenges:


Just Add Ink








Freshly Made Sketches














The Paper Players
(circle-embossing-mint macaron)














Well that is it for me today - enjoy the last bit of the weekend.  Cheers all!!



8.29.2015

Chik Chak:


Happy Saturday all!  Where on earth did this week go... in fact, where on earth did August go??

I had planned to enter my card in the monthly Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try, but unfortunately I was shy by 12 hours.  Again, where did August go?!?!?


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Lost Lagoon, Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze, Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango, Stampin' Up! Pool Party, 
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 24Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts, Reverse Confetti Woodgrain Confetti Cuts, Reverse Confetti Circle 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts
Stamps - Reverse Confetti Posted Note Sentiments
Inks - Stampin' Up! Lost Lagoon

Others - American Crafts twineStudio Calico clothespinDoodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles

I created this card for the following challenge:


Colour Me...!
















Have a super fantastic Saturday - cheers all!!!  Thanks for the visit!






8.23.2015

Flower Power:


Today I am "kickin' it old school."  I had received this stamp and die set from Mona Pendleton herself a number of years ago (I do believe she was guesting and sponsoring a DT I was on??).  So today was the first time I actually inked these beauties up.  Hmmm.. what on earth was I waiting for?  I love them!





Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Basic Gray, Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight

Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 24, My Favorite Things MPD Tropical Sensations (retired), My Favorite Things Die-namics Cross-Stitch Circle STAX 
Stamps - 
My Favorite Things MPD Tropical Sensations (retired), My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments
Inks - Stampin' Up! Real Red, Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Stampin' Up Bermuda BayStampin' Up! Daffodil Delight, Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder

Others - Stampin' Up! Candy DotsMy Favorite Things Polka Dot stencil

I created this card for the following challenges:


MFT Wednesday Sketch















colourQ
















Thanks for the visit!  Enjoy your Sunday all!!!  Cheers!






Beyond:


Hi all!  It has been a crazy week here and I just haven't been able to get into the craftroom - but alas, today is the day to get creative!


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Basic Gray, Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Canson XL Watercolor paper

Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 24, My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts
Stamps - 
My Favorite Things LJD Pretty Poppies
Inks - VersaMark Watermark, Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight

Others - Tsukineko Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Up! Candy Dots

I created this card for the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches - #200!!!!


















Colour Me...!













Enjoy your day - cheers all!!!


8.17.2015

Merry Monday 169:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  

This week at Merry Monday, Debbie has chosen the theme of using LIGHT and DARK GREEN and RED on your Christmas card:




(Don't forget this is a two week challenge!)
I kept my card rather simple and tried to mimic the M&Ms in the photo.




Ingredients:

Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Old OliveStampin' Up! Real RedCanson XL Watercolor paper
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Die-namics Cross-Stitch Circle STAX
My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 2
Stamps - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Inks - VersaMark Watermark

Others - Tsukineko Clear embossing powder, Doodlebug Winter Sparkly SprinklesDoodlebug Limeade Sprinkles




As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!




8.16.2015

Reward Yourself:


Hi all!  This is my secound card of the day - yay me =)

Upon looking at my card, I wish that green rectangle was straight, but alas (again) I glued it on WAY TOO good to move ;)


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Real Red, Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride, Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder, Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi, Canson XL Watercolor paper

Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 24Reverse Confetti Big Chevron Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts Avery Elle Simply Said: Happy
Stamps - 
Avery Elle Simply Said: Happy
Inks - VersaMark Watermark
Others - MFT Stencil Arrows Abound, Ranger Texture PasteTsukineko Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Up! Candy Dots

I created this card for the following challenges:


Sunday Stamps














Can You Case It














Enjoy the rest of your Sunday - Cheers all!!!






Spicy Goodness:


Happy Sunday all!  I had another great day in the craft room.  AND I finally cleaned it up, and I mean a good dusting, scrubbing and organizing.  It never ends, does it?

I also made time to do a little crafting too.



Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay, Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie, Canson XL Watercolor paper

Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 24, My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 2My Favorite Things LLD Coffee Cup, My Favorite Things Die-namics Cross-Stitch Circle STAX 
Stamps - 
Reverse Confetti Be A Barista
Inks - VersaMark Watermark
Others - Tsukineko Clear embossing powder
My Favorite Things Stencil Grid, Ranger Texture Paste, Doodlebug Primary Sprinkles

I created this card for the following challenges:


colourQ













Just Add Ink













As You See It














Thanks for the visit - cheers all!!!






8.15.2015

Those Things:

It's storming outside which presents the perfect craft date.  It has finally cooled down which makes life so much more lovely!

I painted this bloom with inks and a wet paintbrush.  I then did a quick spritz with my water bottle to give it more movement.  I like movement =)


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Cucumber Crush,  Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango, Canson XL Watercolor paper
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 2
MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 20MFT Vertical Stitched Strips
Stamps - My Favorite Things LJD Pretty Poppies
Stampendous! Jumbo Peony set (retired)
Inks - Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango, Stampin' Up! Tangelo Twist
VersaMark Watermark
Others - Tsukineko Clear embossing powder


I created this card for the following challenges:


Freshly Made Sketches











Colour Me...!














Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for the visit!  Cheers all!!