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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sweet Sunday....It's Your Day!


Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Time for another new sketch challenge over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog,

This week is PICK A FAVORITE, find a sketch from the past that you would like to rework and give new life


You can find all the past sketches HERE

I picked sketch #246



A couple of weeks ago I colored up a couple of these flowers from the Stampin Up Best Thoughts Hostess stamp set, you saw one of them yesterday that I did in purples and this one is done in pinks.

I colored using Strawberry Slush ink and my aqua painter.
I LOVE, LOVE LOVE coloring this flower, I think this set is my favorite of the new catalog, so far anyway, there always seems to be one flower set that I love to color. :)

This one I actually colored twice and cut out and popped up with a few dimensionals.
the flower head anyway, the leaves are just cut and glued to the base leaving the bottom portion of the leaves unglued to allow me to curl them a bit.




The base of the card is Naturals card stock and then a layer of Strawberry Slush
and then the flower panel. I rounded the top corners using the corner rounder on the envelope punch board.
The sentiment is from the Fabulous Four stamp set, I added a pink button, retired I think, and some of the fun new metallic thread looped around and behind the button.
Now be sure and head over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to see what the rest of the girls did with this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

HAPPY STAMPIN!!!!

Vicki



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges....Monochromatic


Happy Saturday Peeps! 

Time for a new challenge over at Crazy 4 Chalelnges.

It is a new month so we have a new challenge hostess for the month.

Karen Aicken  is the Hostess this month
 ,and her guest designer is the uber talented Kelly Booth. 
  You can find here blog here:  Livin The Life I Color.

Here is the challenge this week
: "MONOCHROMATIC Use two or more shades of the same color. Neutrals such as kraft, grey, black or white can be added in small amounts."



I had colored up a couple of this flowers in different colors and decided I would use one on this challenge card (you will see the other one I colored tomorrow).
I colored this one using Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum using my aqua painter. The leaves are colored with Old Olive. I used some crumb Cake to shade around the flower.

The base of the card is Perfect Plum and then a layer of Wisteria  and then another layer of Plum that I embossed with the Elegant Dots EF.


The DSP I used is from a retired pack. 
I matted the image with Perfect Plum card stock.
I added the image onto the base at an angle with some dimensionals,
The sentiment come from the  Cottage Greetings stamp set.
I added a button and twine to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

HAPPY STAMPIN!!!!

Vicki




Friday, July 3, 2015

Hoo-Ray Treat Pails!!




Happy Friday Peeps!!

Popping in here quickly to share some cute little treat pails I made.
 My wonderful friend Wendy form WeeBeeStampin4Fun challenged me a while back to use these pails again, (you may remember our challenge back in February with these pails, you can see THAT POST HERE). 

So challenged accepted, even tho I was down to the very last minuted doing these, I think they turned out cute. 
I have a lot to live up to with Wendy, I feel she is the queen of the treat makers, she makes treats for all the holidays and they are always sooooo cute!!

So anyway, I went off to Michael's and found me a few more of these pails to decorate.
I just got these three done, I used Real Red and Night of Navy and the striped paper is some from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.

The stamps are from the Be the Hero stamp set. such a fun set with the stars and cute sayings.

On the first one I used the Night of Navy card stock and embossed it with the Lucky Stars EF.
I added the string of stars around the top, which is also from the same Paper Pumpkin kit that the striped paper came from

To all the pails I made a little key chain type sentiment holder using the Hoo-Ray stamp and added it to the bottle cap with some dimensionals.  I used my Crop a dial to punch the hole for the chain and the pails come with a little washer that is used to open the lid on the pail. It is on the chain as well.


This one used the Real Red card stock  that is embossed with the Lucky Star EF as well.


This one has the striped DSP and the celebrate is from the Endless Birthday Wishes set.



I made pom poms for the top of these with red, white and blue yarn and I added a bow to each one using some of the silver 1/4" ribbon.
The stars are stamped and added with dimensionals as well. I layered more stars over the top of a couple and stamped stars on one of them, all from the same stamp set.


Another little shot of all three:
I didn't have any chocolates on hand (they are a no-no for me right now) but I did find some of these cute little red and white striped mints in the cabinet and they fit the theme so win, win!!!



Be sure and head over to Wendy's BLOG to see what she did with this creative challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today 

HAPPY STAMPIN!!!


Vicki





Thursday, July 2, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches....Birthday Butterfly


Happy Thursday Peeps!!
Today I sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at the  Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.


This was a fun sketch and I am sure I will use it again.
I decide to use another new set the Stampin Up Watercolor Wings set.
I stamped the butterfly with Mint Macaron and Lost Lagoon ink. A really pretty combo, both of these are in colors. I fussy cut out the butterfly and then used one of the Bold Butterfly dies to cut out the layer using some glimmer paper. 


The base of the card is Lost Lagoon card stock and then the layers are white and more lost lagoon. For the little side element I used a piece of Mint and embossed it with the new Elegant Dots EF.
I used a strip of the In Color Envelope Paper across the bottom, which is a bit to thin for layering but I like it anyway.
The sentiment is fromm the Cottage Greetings stamp set, I really like the fonts in this set. and then I used another fave for me this year the little squiggly lines come from the Tin of Cards stamp set. Aren't the just the cutest?????
I used some twine to make the antennas and that was all the embellishing I did on this one.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki





Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Paper Players.....Happy Birthday




Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at The Paper Players.
This week is a sketch:


I love a sketch and I still have new goodies so I had to play along!

I started with a base of white card stock. I then used a layer of one of the new in colors. Mint Macaron. I then used more white and embossed with the Brick Wall EF, I can not tell you how much I LOVE this embossing folder.
I stamped a few flowers and leaves from the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set and colored with Mint Macaron ink. The centers are Delightful Dijon. 




The sentiment is from the tin of cards stamp set. I used a strip of Mint across the bottom and the other piece is from the In color Envelope Paper. I cut out the flowrs and layered them around the circle. I cut the leaves apart and tucked them around the flowers. I used one of the In Colors Blossom Accents in the center of the middle flower. I placed three silver sequins around and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki





Monday, June 29, 2015

Fab Friday on Monday


Happy Monday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge 
this week at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog.

I think this is the first time for me to play along with this challenge. 


The challenge this week is to use the new In-Colors. Use a few or use all.



I ended up using four of the five colors. You may remember this card, I made awhile back using one of the butterfly dies. At that time I thought of making some just with some bright pretty colors inlaid into the die cuts and this was the perfect excuse to do that.
I guess it would be easier to just lay a black cut out butterfly over the colored cardstock I wanted to use, but that is not the look I was going for.
I die cut three black butterflies using one of the Bold Butterfly dies and then die cut again with three of the in colors I was using.
I glued the black butterfly down to some scrap white card stock and then inlaid the colored pieces.
I used Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron 



The base of the card is the Tip top Taupe and I embossed one of the layers with the Brick Wall EF.
The sentiment on here is from the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set.
I added some twine for the antennas and three little pearls down the body.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vicki





Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweet Sunday.......Happy Birthday


Happy Sunday Peeps!


Here is the sweet sketch for this week:


I pulled out my new Timeless Love stamp set. I am always a bit intimidated by sketches with repetitive elements like this, so I had to resort to my comfort zone, FLOWERS!

This is a fabulous new set and I LOVE it.

I stamped three images of this flower and colored them up
I then hand cut out all those babies! :)
Super sweet I think 


I used another new item, the Brick Wall EF, love that this EF is bigger to accommodate a larger piece of paper
The sentiment is from the Hostess set called Happy Birthday Everyone. Love that big pretty font.

Be sure and head over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog to see what the rest of the girls did with this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki