Flower Shop Hello

It’s time for another awesome sketch by Margaret Moody for the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week!  I don’t usually get too excited over circles, especially more than one, but I saw my Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating Pansy Punch coming to the rescue!

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This is a quick-n-easy, fun and contemporary greeting card.  I played up to the black and white by adding texture with the Argyle Embossing Folder.  The little banner strip is from a piece of DSP from the Back to Black Collection with a string of Strawberry Slush Baker’s Twine wrapped and tied into a bow.

Two black Neutrals Designer Buttons trimmed with circles of Silver Shimmer Paper add dimension and shine to the “textile” flowers.  A simple “hello” sentiment was perfect for this clean and whimsical card.

I hope you’ll come play along with us and Margaret’s fun sketch this week at Pals Paper Arts!

 

 

 

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FMS145 – With You…

I’m back after a short “time-out”.  My husband had a week’s vacation for the first time since his new job (two years), and I ended up getting totally off schedule, so I ended up taking the week off with him, with the exception of a class that we had Saturday.  Ahhhhhh.  Much needed.

I love the sketch that our uber-talented Narelle created for us to play with at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!  I’ve declared Narelle the Queen of Flowers, Colors, Patterns, Layering, Fussy-Cutting and Bow-Making, just to name a few of her titles.  I can’t wait to see what she’s done with this sketch, and I hope you’ll come check out the ‘Clean Team’s’ creations and play along with us!

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I chose to use the circle element to highlight the adorable image from For the Birds.  I didn’t ink the sentiment for the main image, but then inked it in three parts for the banners.  This was my first chance to use the new Blendabilities, even though I wasn’t intent on a lot of blending or fussy-coloring, but I will say that I really love these already!  Can’t wait to get into some real coloring and blending with them!

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This was a super-simple quick-n-easy card.  The Flowering Flourishes always make a quick tone-on-tone background, with the use of a little VersaMark, and I took it up a notch with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing.  You may have noticed that this card is void of many embellishments, and that’s because it’s for my best friend and husband.  I was really pushing my luck with the Flowering Flourishes and a single Pearl and Rhinestone.  :)

FMS145 - Narelle

 

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PPA210 In Big Ways, Small Ways

The colors for this week’s color challenge at Pals Paper Arts are fabulous!  The combination of Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon and Pool Party conjure up many summery themes like sunny blue skies and seaside retreats.  Ahhhhhhh.PPA210-Elegant-Butterfly

This was a really simple card to make. A few punches and an embossing folder make quick-work out of this design.

The larger flower was stamped with a stamp from Papillion Potpourri in black ink on Pool Party Cardstock, cropped with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and then embellished with Rhinestones and Silver Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue.

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The smaller butterfly was cropped with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and embellished with Silver Dazzling Details.

Bitty-Butterfly-Punch

The Label Brackets Punch works wonderfully as a background piece with this sentiment and a circle punch. The Labels Bracket Punch is on this week’s Weekly Deals at 25% off!  See the weekly deals here.  Only available while supplies last.

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The interior, with the second half of the sentiment from Something to Say, along with a few more butterflies gives the inside a beautiful finish!

PPA210 Basic Gray Lost Lagoon Pool Party

I hope you’ll take a moment to stop in at Pals Paper Arts to see what wonderful creations the Resident Artists have designed to inspire you!

Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Daydreaming

Yes, I must have been daydreaming!  I forgot to send my sister-in-law a card for her birthday, hence, the belated birthday card.  Thank you, Stampin’ Up!.  The belated birthday message is in the Remembering Your Birthday set (ironic name, don’t you think?), and this set must be for me!

FMS143-Remembering Your Birthday

Daydream Medallions was not an intention choice to go with the belated theme, but it does work.  I guess you could say I was daydreaming when I let that birthday come and go!  Daydream Medallions coordinates with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits, and therefore, makes a card like this a breeze to make.

Daydream-Medallions

The colors for this card were picked out of the gorgeous Retro Fresh Washi Tape:  Coastal Cabana, So Saffron and Tangerine Tango.

Remembering Your Birthday

I love how the flower’s center is on the inside of the card, so the inside is beautiful, too!

This week’s awesome sketch was created by the talented designer, Cindy Lovell, for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I loved working with this sketch, and I think you will, too.  I hope to see your creation in our gallery this week!

FMS143 - Cindy LovellThanks for stopping by!

 

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Man-Card Alert!

This is not at all the card that I went in my craft room to make.  Not at all.  The second I saw the graph paper in the Moonlight Paper Stack, the card began its life.  This card was created based on this week’s sketch for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and it was made for us by the super sweet and extremely talented ‘Clean Team’ Designer, Jen Brum.

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I think that the holes make this a little more interesting for a guy.  Just use your paper piercing template and paper piercing tool to mark where you want the holes cut.  I used my Crop-a-Dile to make these.  The gray circles were cut with a regular paper hole punch.

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Using Crystal Effects on the closely cropped words make them bolder and more of a statement!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card, and I know you’ll love what the ‘Clean Team’ at Freshly Made Sketches has created to inspire you this week!  I hope we see you in the gallery this week!

 

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Good Thoughts for Pals Paper Arts!

You are going to LOVE the sketch for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge!  Margaret Moody must have a magic wand when it comes to creating sketches, and I want one!  This sketch is so clean and simple; I literally whipped this card up in less than 30 minutes.

PPA208

Well, you’ve heard it from me before, but I have to say it again.  I LOVE the new 2014-2016 In Colors.  ALL of them!  I love the Moonlight DSP Stack, too; such great colors and prints for cardmaking!

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The Arrows Embossing Folder made it simple to add two Rhinestone arrows pointing to the focal point (sentiment).

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More favorites:  Perfect Pennants stamp set gave me the perfect sentiment for the banner, and also provided the border of dots at the top of the banner.  The new little flower in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack along with a few Crushed Curry Candy Dots (Regals Collection) created some dimension and a happy feel to this fun and easy card.

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Be sure to stop over at Pals Paper Arts to see what the Resident Artists have created to inspire you to run (not walk) to your craft space!  I hope we’ll see your creation in the gallery this week.

 

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SUPPLIES:  Stamp Set:  Perfect Pennants;  Paper:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White;  Ink:  Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry;  Tools and Accessories:  Big Shot, Arrows Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Regals Candy Dots, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

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Thank You – By The Tide

I’m excited!  I’m hosting Freshly Made Sketches this week!  I remember when that used to terrify me, but now I know it’s just all about having fun, and, hopefully, inspire you to have some fun, too.  Maybe you can tell by my sketch that I was crazy about geometry in school.

FMS141---By-the-Tide

Stamp sets used for this tropical thank you card are By the Tide, Another Thank You (Photopolymer) and Work of Art.  I masked off the center square to do the stamping and then removed the mask and glued down the panels around it.

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The seahorse and shell were given the sparkly sheen by first inking the stamp with VersaMark, then lightly picking up the Crisp Cantaloupe (Baked Brown Sugar for the seahorse) with one quick tap on the colored stamp pad.  Then it was heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

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Burlap Ribbon was used for the “ocean floor” and pulled cords from the ribbon were tied around the sentiment banner.

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I really hope you’ll come play along with my sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  And, don’t forget to hop over to the blog first to see what the ‘Clean Team’ has created to inspire you.  Hope to see you in the gallery.  I want lots of choices for my pick for Queen of Clean!  C’mon, make it difficult for me!    :)

 

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