Friday, August 23, 2013

Fab Friday 25 Challenge

Hello Dear Friends!

Time for another Fab Friday Challenge, brought to by Mindy:

Fab Friday: Fab Friday 25

This week's is a layout challenge.  Here it is:

Here is my card.  I used a slightly different fold, so I will show you how it looks in multiple pictures.

Pictures show the card closed, then partially open so you can see the cute sentiment under the flap on the right, then inside where I decided to stamp on the inside layer.

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Lovely Little Labels
Paper: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Curly Label Punch, Sponges

However you score your card base, make sure the size it is when folded equals the size you want for the envelope. 

The embossing was lightly sponged with ink, one of my favorite ways to make an embossed image stand out.

Thanks For Reading!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fab Friday 24 Challenge, with a little Fab Friday 23 too!

Hello Friends!  Happy Friday!

I stayed up late to work on this Fabulous Friday Challenge!  Since I missed the last one, I decided to use this week's color combination, which is lovely, and combine it with the last week's layout!

Here is this week's color combination:

And last week's layout:

Here is my creation! I am giving you an upright view, plus a slightly closer view so you can see all the details!

Lots of "Fussy Cutting" Aka: cutting around all the stamped images.  The Flourish was particularly interesting to cut, but one manages. ;-)

The Flower was stamped onto Watercolor paper in Crisp Cantaloupe, then watercolored with a blender pen using So Saffron and Crisp Cantaloupe inks to the center and edges of the flowers.  This paper watercolors so beautifully!

Smooch Spritz adds that little extra bling along with the glimmer paper near the bottom.  Even if you spritz a little too much, as I did, it still looks fabulous!

Stamps: Everything Eleanor

Paper: Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper, Crisp Cantaloup, Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Champagne Glimmer, Watercolor Paper

Ink: Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron

Accessories: Blender Pen (for watercoloring), Dimensionals, Large Scallop Edgelit, Gold Smooch Spritz, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Trim.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fab Friday 20 Challenge

Hello Friends!

Looking forward to July and Convention with my friends!  Also, we just began a new Catalog, so we are showing off new products!

Another wonderful Fab Friday challenge!  Find more info here: Fab Friday 20

This week's challenge is using our new fabulous in colors!

Here is my Submission!

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: In Color 2013-2015 Stretch Ruffle Trim (all 5 colors), Itty Bitty Punches, Basic Pearl Jewels, Dress Up Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Oval Framelits, Dimensionals

I had A TON of fun with this one!  I just got these cute new ribbons, and I knew I wanted to see dress ruffles! I love adding a cute little sweater to complete the ensemble, and a corsage.  :-) Thanks Fab Friday for giving me a chance to use all these colors!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fab Friday 19 Challenge Post

Hey, whaddya know, for the second week of this challenge in a row I have managed a post!

Here is Mindy's fabulous Fab Friday Blog

The challenge is a layout, and here it is:

Here is my card:

Stamps: Best of Butterflies
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories/Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Distress tool, Corner Rounder punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, gingham Garden Washi Tape, Dimensionals

I sponged the woodgrain to make it stand out, and layered the washi tape on a strip of white to bring out the color. Butterfly stamped and cut out, glued at body and raised up with dimensionals on the wings.

Hope You like it!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fab Friday 18 Challenge

Hello Stamping Friends!

Ok it has been a while, I admit to being terrible about posting blogs here. SO, thought I would once again participate in Mindy's Fab Friday challenge.  Here is the link for Fab Friday 18 Challenge.

The Challenge is using the following colors:

So lovely, as usual she picks fabulous colors and layouts everytime!

Here is my creation!

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases, Family Reunion
Paper: Print Poetry DSP, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Adorning Accents Framelits and Embossing Folder, Label Framelits, Oval Framelits, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Crocheted Lace Trim, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fab Friday 13

Hello Friends! Long time no post!

It was time I did another Fab Friday Challenge, from Mindy's Challenge Blog Here . Uses the attached sketch.

I also created this for my Stampin' Up! Team page, for a Friday challenge they have going on. Twofer!

I hope you enjoy! The dress is created with the Elegant Butterfly punch as the top of the dress. I adhered an inverted large punched heart beneath the inverted butterfly. I layered pieces of scallop oval punch, then turned over and trimmed along the edge of the heart for the dress line.

All Products Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Ridinghood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Sahara Sand (to accent dress)
Accessories: Apothecary Accent Framelits, Oval Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly and Scallop Oval punches, Pearls

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fab Friday 08 Challenge

Another Fabulous Fab Friday Challenge, to be found here.

The challenge uses these colors: Primrose Petals, Rose Red, Pool Party, Gumball Green, Whisper White. I have to admit I was skeptical of these colors, but they truly are FAB!

I have been having a lot of fun with these Merry Mini punches. And I came up with a super fun layout that goes perfect with these colors.

Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Rose Red, Pool Party, Gumball Green
Ink: Gumball Green
Accessories: Merry Mini Punches, Postage Stamp Punch, Word Window Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Chevron Embossing Folder, Gumball Green Ribbon

Thanks for reading! :-)