Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunday Stamps: A Better Place

I had a crafty playdate with my Stampin' Up friend last week.  I always go through her stash and see what she has that I don't.  I found this Starburst Sayings set (I hadn't even noticed it before, but it's great!).  Then I went looking for a challenge and saw that the current challenge at Sunday Stamps would show it off very well.

A Better Place

Not a lot of chat from me today.  It's finals week - again!  In a program with two courses every two months, finals week seems to come around way too regularly.  I have two big papers due Sunday at midnight and I haven't even started (I keep getting distracted by my craft desk!)
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Starburst Sayings, Regarding Dahlias (thank you)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Pool Party, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Retro Fresh dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark (for heat and stick)
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up ribbon, scallop punch, button, twine, starburst dies, heat and stick powder, Ellen Hutson Daffodil sequins

Monday, April 28, 2014

Viva la Verve: Thank U

I seem to have had pastel colors out a lot lately - and I am really not a pastel person.  I just had to get a fix of rich, autumn colors.  So when I decided to play along with this week's Viva la Verve sketch, I immediately went to these gorgeous colors!

Thank U

If I had all the time in the world (and unlimited supplies) - I would find a smaller doily for the background.  I can't tell you how much paper I wasted.  Every doily or decorative circle die that I have was too small or too big - but being a very visual person, I had to cut each of them and try it on the card before I knew it was wrong!  I closed in the space by adding some sequins, but I still feel like my poor little "U" is a little bit lost.

  • Stamps: Verve You and I
  • Paper: My Mind's Eyes Darling Dear 6x6, Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow, Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
  • Accesories: Verve Heart U die, October Afternoon button, Lifestyle Crafts doily, Hemptique 10-lb white twine

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sequin Shaker Blog Hop with Dynamic Duo farewell

This is my second Sequin Shaker today!!!

Yep!  It's fun!  I was pretty convinced that I enjoyed sequin shakers when I posted my first card earlier today for the Sequin Shaker Blog Hop sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh and now I am totally convinced. You'll be seeing more from me!

I had planned to make a more masculine card.  In her Sequin Shaker Video Tutorial, Paulina showed a card using the Pretty Pink Posh Nature Embellishment Kit including the wood stars - it was so cute - and I have the kit.  

But I took a few minutes to catch up on some blog posts from yesterday and learned that Dynamic Duos is shutting down after this 100th challenge.  I had the honor of being on their very first design team starting in May of 2012.  I immediately changed gears with this card and made a card in farewell to Dynamic Duos - I have loved your challenges and will miss you!

Sequin Shaker Love Close

The sequins are flat sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in marshmallow, lemon meringue and aquamarine, along with some tiny 4mm cupped sparkling clear sequins.  The ribbon is also from Pretty Pink Posh - it's the yellow chevron twill ribbon and is wonderfully soft!

Sequin Shaker Love

The card uses the current wanna sketch from Lisa at dahlhouse designs.  Her sketches are wonderfully simple and fresh.

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Wood You Be Mine
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Pool Party and Sent with Love dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Smoky Slate
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Accent It - Celebrate dies (love), Spellbinders square dies, Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate and Soft Stone button, Pretty Pink Posh flat sequins in  marshmallow, lemon meringue and aquamarine, Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm sparkling clear cupped sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Chevron Yellow Twill and White Twine

Sequin Shaker Blog Hop: Panda Celebration

I have avoided shakers.  They feel a little too much like crafting, which I generally define as 3D type art...which any time that I try I end up with blogs of glue and crooked elements and utter frustration.  But my charming friend, Stacey Schafer, talked me into it - and even texted me words of encouragement as I was driving to Hobby Lobby for foam tape.  She also pointed out the Sequin Shaker Tutorial video by Paulina, the Pretty Pink Posh lady (among her many talents).  So I am giving it a try!

The event is a Sequin Shaker Blog Hop.

I went for a smaller shaker but have already realized the flaw with small and curved - foam tape is straight and wide - so it was a bit of a pain to seal up this shaker.  But I have to admit...I liked it...and I'll do it again....maybe even when I finish this post!

Panda Celebration

The blog hop is open until Monday around midnight PST.  After dragging my feet, I have seen the light and would truly recommend that you give it a try and enter!  Even if you don't, be sure to check out the gallery.

I'm off to try again...

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Party Balloons, Birthday Greetings, Mama Elephant Pandamonium
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink
  • Ink: Memento Black, Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix and 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins, My Favorite Things Party Balloons die, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio die (the cloud border), Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Hemptique 10-lb white twine

Saturday, April 26, 2014

MFT Color and Sketch: You Saved the Day!!

I have so blessed to have many wonderful women in my life who routinely save the day!  It may be a frantic call from me asking a favor.  It may be lending a listening ear no matter how long I feel like dumping. It may be coming through as a church volunteer time and time again.  I don't know where this card is headed - but it will find a home with one of these super women!

You Saved the Day

I also wanted to get a card together using My Favorite Things colors to announce my new MFT Copic Color Match chart.  

You can click on the chart, or it will always be on my sidebar.  These are the Copics (and a few Prismacolors) that I use when I am matching MFT cardstock.  You are free to use it - just know that this is based on the paper that I use, my Copics (which are getting older), and my personal preferences!  I also have Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink, and Simon Says Stamp charts on my sidebar.

Something else new on my sidebar is my Color Coordinates chart.  This is something I have personally used for quite some time and finally thought that I would share it.  Right now, my cardstock/ink collection includes Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp.  (There are lots of other gorgeous collections out there, but I have managed to convince myself that I don't need it all.)  This chart shows which cardstocks from each collection match each other- either perfectly or pretty darn close.  I use it because each company has slightly different products.  One example is that My Favorite Things carries matching buttons and ribbon, while Simon Says Stamp doesn't.  Some of their cardstocks are exact matches - so you can splurge on Simon Says Stamp cardstock and ink -  but supplement with some My Favorite Things button!!!  This whole thing is probably way too obsessive for most of you, but I'll bet that someone out there understands my compulsions!

I am playing along with two My Favorite Things challenges with this card.  The Color Palette Challenge...

and the Sketch Challenge (on its side).

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things You're Super
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Blu Raspberry, Gumdrop Green, Razzle Berry, Natural
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Versamark, My Favorite Things Natural
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things You're Super dies and Fishtail Layers dies, Heat 'n Stick Powder and Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter (on mask and star), Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sweet Sunday with PTI Inspiration: In Bloom Thanks

I want to make sure that all of my readers see the updated Copic match charts on my sidebar - so it's a Copic week in my craft corner.  Yesterday, I focused on my new charts for Simon Says Stamp.  Today, it's the updated chart for Papertrey Ink.  You can click on the image to go the download of the full chart - or the charts will always be linked on my sidebar.


If I had all the time in the world - I would switch the blue and the green strip as the colored leaf and dsp merge for a fairly overwhelming blob of green.

The colors on this card come from this month's Papertrey Inspiration Archive

The sketch comes from Sweet Sunday Sketch.

It wasn't a big update on the Papertrey Ink chart - only the addition of Tropical Teal.  If you don't feel like downloading and re-coloring the entire chart, you could simply add the changes at the bottom of your current chart.

The trio selected by Papertrey is G05, G16 and G28 which even they say is on the green side.  I pick BG49 which is on the blue side.  Prismacolor has a decent match with PM185, also on the blue side.  All of these picks actually match the cardstock when the cardstock isn't right up against the coloring.  It just depends on the look that you are going for - are you highlighting the green or the blue?
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink In Bloom, Mini Blooms (sentiment)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush, Fine Linen and Harvest Gold CS, New Leaf and Aqua Mist dsp
  • Ink: Memento Black and Copics
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate, Berry Sorbet button, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Verve sequins, Hemptique 10-lb white twine

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fab Friday: Make a Wish

This is my second post today.

I got to spend the afternoon playing at a friend's house who actually has more stash than I do - and it's all Stampin' Up!  I saw this fun paper called Birthday Basics and thought the patterns would look great with the tall panels on the sketch at Fab Friday.  Then I added a little ruffled ribbon just to sweeten it up.

ETA: So I went over to post this and realized one of the design team members at Fab Friday used exactly the same patterned paper in exactly the same way!  Great minds!!!

Make a Wish

Be sure to check out the new Copic charts on my sidebar.  No updates to Stampin' Up - that will happen when I get my hands on the new in-colors.  Papertrey Ink has the new Tropical Teal in it.  The My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp charts are brand new!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Make a Wish
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Birthday Basics, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon and twine, SU vintage button

Simon Says Stamp: So Stinkin' Cute

I have updated my Copic charts!!!  And the great news is that I have added two new companies!

They are all on my sidebar and can be downloaded and saved for your own use.

The first chart on which I want to focus is the chart for Simon Says Stamp.  It includes all the colors through their brand new Daybreak release.  The chart includes all of my picks for matching Copics - and I have added those that Simon Says has done on their blog with their Color Coordinates posts.  They only do these once a week - so I have also added blank spaces on my chart for you to keep up with their picks. Our picks are not always the same but neither is wrong.  Often color matching is a matter of choice. The picks for Green Leaf are a perfect example.  Shari Carroll does their matching and her Green Leaf pick is fairly muted.  My Green Leaf pick is actually quite bright.  They both coordinate; it just depends what you are looking for, and on which Copics you might already have in your collection.

These charts are always in my sidebar - here's a quick link to the Simon Says Stamp chart.

I made a card using almost all Simon Says product (including two of their gorgeous new grays).  The coloring is done using my Copic matches for Fog, Smoke, Cotton Candy, Doll Pink and Orange Peel.  (The green leaves are done with their Green Apple ink.)

Stinkin Cute

Something else new on my sidebar is my Color Coordinates chart.  This is something I have personally used for quite some time and finally thought that I would share it.  Right now, my cardstock/ink collection includes Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp.  (There are lots of other gorgeous collections out there, but I have managed to convince myself that I don't need it all.)  This chart shows which cardstocks from each collection match each other- either perfectly or pretty darn close.  I use it because each company has slightly different products.  One example is that My Favorite Things carries matching buttons and ribbon, while Simon Says Stamp doesn't.  Some of their cardstocks are exact matches - so you can splurge on Simon Says Stamp cardstock and ink -  but supplement with some My Favorite Things button!!!  This whole thing is probably way too obsessive for most of you, but I'll bet that someone out there gets it!

The chart will always be on my sidebar - here's a quick link.

For my "stinkin' cute" card, I am using the sketch from retrosketches.

And I am playing along with the Simon Says Animal Antics challenge.
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Stinkin' Cute, Flower Friend
  • Paper: Simon Says Fog, Smoke, Cotton Candy
  • Ink: Simon Says Smoke, Doll Pink, Green Apple, Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Simon Says Flower Friend die, Hemptique 10-lb natural twine, miscellaneous enamel cots

Monday, April 21, 2014

Curtain Call Confetti Crush: You Are My Happy

This is my second post for today!

Just a reminder about the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush.  There are four more days to play along.

The design team is playing with products from Reverse Confetti.  It's not a requirement for you to use Reverse Confetti - just be inspired by the fun challenge photo - and if you get the LEAD, you will win a gift certificate to Reverse Confetti!  I have to admit - I was having so much fun playing with my product, that I totally forgot about the actual challenge photo.  I'm not sure how my card relates to the inspiration. Do you see the hints of purple/plum in the confetti - I used purple/plum in my card - for sure that was my inspiration!!??

You Are My Happy

Actually, that wasn't at all my inspiration.  My colors come from the current Reverse Confetti Color Challenge.

The cute little woodgrain heart is part of my very favorite set: Forever Fall.  I do like all things autumn, and this set is particularly cute.  The tag is "Tag Me", also from Reverse Confetti.  It's one of my favorites for its fun shape and the fact that the set comes with this big tag, a smaller tag, the banner and two rings for the top of the tag.

Even though I didn't do well with the inspiration, I do hope I've still inspired you to play along with Curtain Call!!  Bright colors, polka dots or bokeh, a party theme - lots of great inspiration in the photo (even if I didn't use it!!!)  Or...if you have any Reverse Confetti product, play along with their color challenge.
  • Stamps: Reverse Confetti All About You (sentiment), Forever Fall (heart and woodgrain on tag)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding, Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade, My Favorite Things Berrylicious
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding, Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Old Olive (darker on the "you" so it stood out), Versamark
  • Accessories: Reverse Confetti Tag Me die, My Favorite Things Brick Wall Stencil, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Papertrey Ink Lavender Moon button, Wow White Embossing Powder, Hemptique 10-lb natural twine, Hobby Lobby ribbon

Celebration of Faith with Big Balloons!!

Confirmation is a big event in a Lutheran church.  Every Wednesday night for three years, our middle schoolers gather for a meal, worship, lessons and sometimes service projects.  At the end of the program, they have to write a two minute faith statement which they have to read in front of the entire congregation. We think their efforts are worthy of a big party!!  In years past, we have held a formal sit-down dinner for those finishing the program, but this year we started thinking that that dinner was probably more for the families and less exciting for the 8th graders.  So this year, we are having a dance!

Of course, it falls to me to create the invitations for the event.  In this case, I wanted the fun of the dance, but also some formality.  The balloons were an obvious choice because as we were planning how to get the kids to dance, we came up with the idea of balloons all over the dance floor.  The colors come from this week's colourQ challenge which I thought was a perfect mix of fresh and fun colors, yet still grounded and somewhat more formal with the gray.  I do have to make thirty of these - so they aren't overly complicated. The only hard part will be waiting for the embossing paste to dry.

Celebration of Faith

I haven't started the boys' cards yet, but my plan is to change the peach in the sentiment and the second layer to the Baja Breeze.

I also sprinkled a little glitter on top of the embossing paste.

Celebration close-up

The colors are from colourQ.

OK then...I am off to stamp about 90 balloons and smear paste over a hundred little stars!!

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Party Balloons, sentiment is computer-generated
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Basic Gray and Peach Parfait
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Fishtail Layers die, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal glitter, Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil

Friday, April 18, 2014

Catered Crop and Deconstructed: Think Green

It's time for a new challenge at Catered Crop and our challenge is to "think green".

For in the true nature of things, 
if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious
than if it were made of gold and silver.
~Martin Luther

I love green.  I have more different green cardstock and inks than any other color (with blue a close second). And I love trees, so I didn't get particularly creative with my "green" card - I made green trees!  I have an older Papertrey set that has never seen ink - Trendy Tree Tops - and I used it for this bright and cheerful card!

Wishing You Well

I was immediately drawn to the current sketch at Unscripted Sketches because I loved the idea of one tree outside of the box.  They are celebrating their 5-year blog-iversary - that's 252 sketches!  Thanks to the great people at Unscripted Sketches for all of the inspiration.

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Trendy Tree Tops, Framed Out #5
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse CS and dsp, Limeade Ice, My Favorite Things Berrylicious
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice and Dark Chocolate, Simon Says Stamp Khaki
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Trendy Tree Tops die, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio die, Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix sequins, Hemptique 10-lb white twine, Spellbinders Square die

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Lamb of God

I was sorting out Easter cards and realized that I did not have anything quite right for my 6-year old niece. She's all about the bright colors so I went with hot pinks and bright greens and, of course, sequins!

The Lamb of God

The set is Easter Joy from Taylored Expressions.  I have always loved the set for its sweet and simple images.

If I had all of the time in the world, I would remake this with a little less of the green - it feels bottom heavy. I have a terrible tendency to analyze my cards when they are all done and I am looking at the photo.  I don't know why I see things in the photo that I don't see in real life.  I hate to admit how often I go back with fingers crossed that the glue hasn't dried, and do it again.  Not this time - my niece is only six!!
  • Stamps: Taylored Expressions Easter Joy
  • Paper: Papertrey Raspberry Fizz, Doodlebug Springtime 6x6
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, PTI Raspberry Fizz button, Stampin' Up embossing folder, Avery Elle sequins, The Twinery Marigold twine

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!

 photo source:

Can you imagine the fun you will have with this challenge?  Confetti!  Bright and cheerful colors! Dots or bokeh or birthday or any other celebration!  I am excited to see what you come up with!

We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti and the LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!

I do love Reverse Confetti.  All their products work so well together.  The sentiment fonts are so current and fresh. The images are just plain fun.  I put together their Petals 'n Posies set along with Beautiful Banners.

Let's Celebrate

Do you see what I mean about fun and fresh!!?

Confetti close-up

Be sure to check out all the other Confetti Crush fun.  I hope you play along!

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti

  • Stamps: Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies, Beautiful Banners
  • Paper: Simon Says Stamp Khaki and Sunshine, scrap of diagonal stripe
  • Ink: Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink, Orange Peel, Audrey Blue, Green Apple, Versamark
  • Accessories: Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies and Beautiful Banners dies, Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil (appropriate,  huh?!!), Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, Wow White Embossing Powder, misc yellow button and enamel dots

Monday, April 14, 2014

Viva la Verve and ColourQ: Birthday Wishes

I had plans to meet a friend for lunch today.  She's a church pianist, as I was for years, and I wanted to give her a break as she begins Holy H*** Week.  Yes, I'm sure that's blasphemous, but it's a very tough week for the pianist.  Services on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and extras on Sunday.  Usually extra rehearsals for the choir and other musical groups. And the music is "bigger" and harder.  It's tough.  Church pianists don't celebrate Easter until after the last service and a long nap.

Now that I've made you feel sorry for her, let me tell you about the year that she had a baby early.  She called me on that Wednesday morning to share her happy news, which was my worst nightmare as I had to sight-read the music for all of Holy H*** Week's services and rehearsals!  Can you tell that I haven't quite forgiven her for that?

Sadly, I had plans today - she just called to tell me her son was home sick.  But we rescheduled for Monday, right after Easter, with plans to drink heavily!

To top off her long week, it's also her birthday - and I wanted to create something bright and cheerful!  I just got the Lean on Me set from Verve.  I don't know why I waited this long - the flowers are so fun to color!

Bold Birthday Flower

The colors are from colourQ.  Orange/blue or peach/aqua combinations are my all-time favorites!  (I did use a more aqua color instead of the Cool Caribbean simply because I liked the patterned paper.)

I'm also playing along with this week's Viva la Verve sketch.

  • Stamps: Verve Lean on Me (flower), Birthday Surprise (sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist CS and dsp
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: Verve Pointed Flower die, Stampin' Up tag punch, Memory Box Tender Leaves, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Doodlebug sequins, Hemptique 10-lb white twine, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist button

Friday, April 11, 2014

Addicted to CAS: Take 2

Yesterday's card took on a life of its own.  Have you had that happen?  I started out being inspired by a CAS challenge but my card kept evolving to the point where it was not my definition of CAS.  Sadly, I didn't realize what had happened until this morning when I was reading blogs in my blog reader (yes, my own blog is in my blog reader!)  I looked at the card - I still liked it - but I cringed when I realized I had submitted it to a CAS challenge.

So this is Take 2!  The Paper Smooches Scooter set was still out on my desk, but I took it a different direction.

Dude Amazing

I did some surgery on the squirrel just like on yesterday's puppy.  The squirrel is intended to hang normally so his tail actually goes straight down.  I snipped it off and angled it for a little more upside-down, sideways momentum!!

The other fun thing on this card is the Pretty Pink Posh Nature Embellishment Kit.  The mix of sequins, the wood veneer stars and the twine are all part of the kit.  There are also clothespins, ribbon and another twine. I am so totally matchy-matchy, it's nice to have a bag of embellishments that work so well together!

Just like yesterday, this is for Addicted to CAS and Paper Smooches SPARKS.

  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Scooters, Hang Ups (squirrel), Chit Chat (amazing), Word Salad (dude), miscellaneous alphabet set for comma and exclamation point
  • Paper: scrap of diagonal stripe
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: Paper Smooches Scooters die, Pretty Pink Posh Nature Embellishment Kit

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Addicted to CAS: Just Roll With It

Mid-afternoon today, I only had one more thing to do for school this week (yay!) - watch a YouTube video on auditing (boo!).  Then I realized that the video was 2 hours long (double boo!). turned out that the "video" was all talking with a few PowerPoint slides so I didn't actually have to watch - I could listen while I happened to be sitting at my craft desk (double yay!!)

So...what to work on?  I need to re-stock my stash of cards for my guys.  When they have great days or hard days, I like to have something ready.  Lately - given they are both teenagers - there seem to be more hard days than I good, and I am getting very low on cards of encouragement.

I've also had this fun Paper Smooches set calling my name.  "Scooters" isn't a set that I would normally get, but I saw this card and fell in love. ( Be sure you take time to click on that link, I promise that the card will make you grin!)  I don't actually have the cat.  It was in my cart but by the time I got the dies too, that's an expensive purchase to CASE one card!  I thought I'd try a Chubby Chum on the scooter.  I like it, but I think the cat set will go back on my wishlist because that guy's grin will lift anybody's day!

Just Roll With It

I did change this Chubby Chum up a bit.  I cut off one of his ears that was hanging down, then added a different ear so it appeared to be flapping in the wind.

My inspiration for finally creating this card is this week's Addicted to CAS.

And of course, I will add it to this week's Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge.

  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Scooters, Chubby Chums
  • Paper: Lily Bee Design We Are Family 6x6, MFT Nightshift Blue, SU Poppy Parade, PTI Ocean Tides
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Versamark
  • Accessories: Paper Smooches Scooters, Chubby Chumbs and Word Bubbles dies, PTI Ocean Tides button, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Hemptique 10-lb white twine, misc enamel dots

Monday, April 7, 2014

Curtain Call: Baby Booties

The curtain is still up on Curtain Call's Baby Booties challenge.

The design team was able to work with the Winged Wishes set from Newton's Nook.  For the original Curtain Call post I used baby clothes and a thanks banner.  I also wanted to show you that there are also words that work for baby - but could definitely work for other occasions also.

Hello Baby

I stuck with a baby theme because, after all, that's the challenge theme!!  And I also just got the flat pastel sequins and the tiny clear sequins so wanted them to appear on a card.  They are from Pretty Pink Posh.  I was sadly lacking in pastel sequins, then I decided to go a little crazy(?) and I ordered flat sequins.  (It's only "crazy" in that it is different from my usual!)

FYI - if I had time to re-do this, I would straighten out the hello a little.  I was envisioning the look of a banner, but as I look at it in the photo, it just looks crooked!!

  • Stamps: Newton's Nook Winged Wishes
  • Paper: MFT Whip Cream
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Silver Pearl Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Aquamarine, Lemon Meringue, Pink Blush and 4mm Sparkline Clear, PTI Large Scallop Border die and Woodgrain Impression Plate