Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hello Papercrafters,
As it turns out I'm a day late with my stepped up version of the Papaya collage greeting, there was too much to do to prepare for the softball tournament, I'm very happy to say my daughters team won 2 of 3 games and came very close to winning the won they lost, so they will play again tomorrow, thankfully we don't have to be there at 10am, it was 7:15 this morning and it's only a 15 minute drive so we get to sleep in a little :-)

Today I have a stepped up version of the card I posted a couple of days ago. I used the same layout, different colors, fancier tag, more stamping and a little bling.  I actually did 3 versions of this greeting, all different colors, but the wisteria wonder and lucky lucky limeade are my favorite. Overall the stepped up greeting is my favorite version of the greeting,  so experiment with your color combinations,  every change I made lead me to another idea.

If you would like to see the the original version just scroll down to the previous post or click on the post titled Papaya Collage greeting.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

French Scrapbook Sketches in Thyme# 80

Hello Papercrafters,
I have a scrapbook page to share today, I created it using the Sketches in Thyme #80 sketch. I love this DSP, it's so easy to fancy up, it already looks partially embellished.  I just had to use this color scheme so that I could use my pompom ribbon, this ribbon is so cool I want more colors :D I also used the lace roller stamp, this is also a cool tool I already love, no matter what color you ink it up with it turns out gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow I will have the stepped up version of yesterday's card, be sure to stop by!
Have a great day,

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spring Papaya Collage greeting

Hello Papercrafters,
Hope your all having a good week so far, we're half way through now the weekend is getting closer :-) My 10 yr old has another Softball Tournament, hopefully the last,  although I did hear her coach talk about maybe another tourne :/......I'm ready for a break, seems like I've been going non-stop since winter break was over in January, lol.

Today I have a quick and easy simple greeting to share, I've done this layout in 3 different color combo's, and I'm using one of the combo's for a swap I'm participating in with some of the other Glitter Queens.

On Friday I'm going to share my 3rd color combo of this card ( and my favorite) only it will be a stepped-up version of the greeting, which just means a little fancier and more bling, but in my opinion the 3rd color combo is the best, I'm going to use it in a Class I'm currently planning for next month. 

I apologize for the photo, not sure what happened, must of moved a bit while taking the pic :/

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop by Friday to see my stepped-up version of this greeting :D
Have a great day!

Monday, June 25, 2012

July 4th Greeting

Hello Papercrafters,
I hope your having a good start to your week, after the busy weekend everyone is tired but we had a great time. My oldest daughter hit a home-run during one of their games and I actually captured it on tape, most of the time I'm just not taping at the right time, lol.  Right now my girls are all at my 10 yr. olds practice, they have a tournament this weekend, thankfully it's fairly close by so the commute will be fast.

Today I have a card that I created for the 4th of July, going to be here soon, it's a fairly simple card to create, I used the blue base and found the red-wood dsp in my xmas paper stack, seemed all-american to me :) I used the 'schoolbook serif' set to stamp the word in white staz-on. The stars were stamped with the 'wanted' set but if you don't have that you could swap with any star. I used the pennant die for the big shot, but drew the number 4 freehand then color with SU marker 'midnight muse'

Thanks for stopping by......


Friday, June 22, 2012

Postage Stamp Card

Good morning Papercrafters,
I hope everyone is having a happy friday, I have much to get ready for the weekend softball tournament my girls are playing in, it's been really hot here in sunny Cali, so I'm filling and taking an ice chest so I can keep up all plenty hydrated.  I haven't had much time for creating anything new lately, too much going on, plus I had a cold.......but I'm trying to get back to my daily blogging :) so bear with me these tournaments are almost over, yea! the last weekend in June and were done!  

So I created this lovely card with a new set I recently obtained,  called 'Postage Due', I love this set!!!!  Awesome for summer scrapbooking and summer cards, now I need to get the postage punch which I don't already have :(   The new IBC is full of lots of fabulous stamps, accessories,  tools, CS and DSP  omg I have the longest wish list, lol. I've also seen the new mini, which will be available soon, it's also fabulous, much bigger than our past mini's!  If you are interested in getting your own copy of the new mini just contact me  and I will send one your way, if you would like a copy of the new IBC contact me and I'll let you know how you can get one.

After stamping the large image I used watercolor pencils to color in the flower,  I used markers to color the postage stamps before stamping, then I added lots of embelli's, my fave is the pom pom ribbon, so cute.

Have a wonderful weekend, I'll be back next week with more fun creations!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

cQc 142 Challenge Blast off birthday

Hello Papercrafters,
I didn't realize it had been so long since my last post, with my girls being in the All-Stars were busy all the time,  then I caught a cold from my oldest,  then there was the baby shower for my nephew and his girlfriend so I was also busy making the favors and table decorations.  But now I'm feeling better and less busy, lol, and thankfully All-Stars will be over the end of June!!!,  so I decided to check out some challenges and found one at cQc.  Here is the colour palette:

I did something different, most of my work is girlie, lol, and I have all girls, but I also have lots of family and friends with boys so when I saw the 'Blast Off' stamp set in the the SU IBC I just had to have it!  I'm a celestial girl,  love looking at the sky and the planets and stars, so this was a set I knew I could really have fun with.

I started by creating the moon, which I just cut free-hand out of vanilla cs and then I used the crushed curry to color the edges.  I added some dazzling diamonds to the space ship to add a little sparkle, I continued the starry sky on the inside with the sentiment.  What fun! can't wait to surprise some special little guy with this one :)  Thanks colour Q!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Milk carton Baby Girl Favors

Hello Paper Crafters,

I haven't posted for a couple of days because I've been trying to get these favors done for my nephew and niece's baby shower next week. As you can see they are having a baby girl, and being the family papercrafting queen, lol, I was requested to make the favors.

 I don't have many stamps for baby showers but I love this little onesie stamp, its so cute I love it on the front.  I made the favor using what card stock I had on hand, so we went with an array of pinks. I think it will look nice when there altogether, one shade of pink wouldn't have the same pizzazz and instead of sealing them shut I used the mini clothespins to close, then they open easily so the recipient can keep the favor, and you know they'll want to keep them, there so sweet :)  As I've said before I love this milk carton die, there's so many uses,  it also has ample room inside for a treat.

I'm also working on creating some centerpieces for the tables, making some cute pinwheels, I will be posting pictures when I get some finished, so check back.
I'm having a June Stamp Set Blog Candy Giveaway, leave a comment for a chance to win! Every comment in June will be entered, you can also Win a stamp set for ordering from my SU shop!, see details on the left side bar. 
Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Papercraft Star Aqua Challenge

Hello Paper Crafters,

While I was about looking at some challenges, I found that Papercraft Star had an Aqua Challenge. I've always loved aqua in fact aquamarine is my birthstone I'm a Pisces :), so I knew I wanted to participate. I found some dsp I liked, actually 3 different ones, so instead of choosing only 1 or 2,  I decided to use them all.  With the top layer of dsp I thought I would create a scene. I recently learned a new way to make little rosettes from a fellow Glitter Queen- Dee Slater, thanks Dee! So I made several of them up, daubed them with aqua on the edges and added pearls to the centers. For the leaves I just hand cut the shapes added vein lines with a marker and daubed the edges. The flowers are fun to make, I'm going to have to try some other colors, I love the way they turned out.

My daughter has a softball scrimmage tomorrow morning so I'll be busy watching her play, and my cupboards are bare so we need to do some grocery shopping. Thought I would post this tonight so I don't miss the deadline. Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for the challenge Papercraft Star!

Just for you cQc139

Good afternoon Paper Crafters,

I was super busy last week with our Glitter Queens Blog Hop and my daughters Softball Tournament, so I did not get to participate in last weeks cQc color challenge. So with the hop and sports behind me for the time being, I ventured out to see what was going on in the challenge world.  At cQc here is this weeks colour palette:

It's a nice combination, crumb cake is one of my new favorite colors, so I started with it and one of my new fave stamps, I need the bigger wheel of this stamp design, not sure why, but I really like it. I used the new label dies to frame up the sentiment, it's a simple but sweet design.

I'm having a June Blog Candy extravaganza!!! See the details near the top of the left side of my blog!!

 Thanks for stopping by!