Sunday, May 1, 2016

Great Impressions: May Challenge: Blinged Birthday


It's time for another monthly challenge at the Great Impressions blog, and this month we're looking for blinged up birthday cards!  Take a peek at my FLASHBACK card...


I originally posted this card back in August 2014, but I'm bringing it out of the vault!  I used two fabulous stamps from Great Impressions on this card--E846 Flag Banner and H257 Someone Like You. This sentiment is totally fabulous--it is TOTALLY possible to use just this stamp to create some amazing birthday cards! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you come and join our challenge this month--I can't wait to see what you create!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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House of Cards: Vellum or Acetate


Hi, all!  It's time for another monthly challenge at House of Cards, and this month we're asking you to use vellum, acetate, or some other clear/translucent paper!  Take a peek at my creation...


I used a sentiment from the Stitched Sunflower set by MHKDesigns and printed it onto vellum to satisfy the challenge parameters.  I added it to a panel with some papers from the Sunflower Sampler pack and punched clouds.  A few blue rhinestones add a splash of color.


To complete my "scene", I used some paper sunflowers made by my teammate, Cohenna!  I LOVE the amazing texture she added to the centers!  Some die cut grass and punched leaves add the green that is needed.  I drew lines on the leaves with a Versamark pen for more texture.


I then added my focal panel to the card base.  The paper on the card base is from the Party Hardy paper pack.  I also added cheesecloth for even more texture.  I really love the way this card turned out, and I hope you like it, too!  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


Thanks for stopping by today, friend!  That's all for me today, but I hope you take some time to join the fun with us at House of Cards!  Don't forget to stop by and show some love to the other gals on this team--they ALWAYS come up with amazing creations for your creative viewing!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, all!  

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kennedy Grace Creations: Lovely Little Layers


Hi, all!  I have a CAS layered card to share with you today.  It uses some of the *NEWEST* products from the Kennedy Grace Creations store, and I decided to keep it relatively monochrome.  Take a peek...


This beautiful image is from the *NEW* Grace's Little Notes stamp set.  To create this effect, I layered three pieces of white cardstock.  I used removable adhesive to keep the smaller pieces in place, then stamped the floral image in black ink.  I then matted each piece and layered them with permanent and dimensional foam adhesives.  The centers were jazzed up with glitter, and a few sequins from the *NEW* Paris in Spring sequin mix add a bit more sparkle, shine, and finish to the image panel.


I wanted to keep the image the only important part of the card, so I chose to keep with black and white layers.  I used a subtle white glitter paper for just a bit more texture and shine.  I really love the way this turned out!  I hope you like it, too!  Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!


Thank you so very much for stopping by today!  I hope you go grab these beautiful products from the Kennedy Grace Creations store today--they are a beautiful addition to any stash!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Great Impressions: Spring Meadow


Hi, all!  It's time for me to share another creation using some fun rubber stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Take a peek at my offering today...


I used F496 Meadow Border and A55 Bee to create a fun springtime scene at the bottom of my focal panel.   I colored the images in with glitter gels pens, then added a faux stitched border.


The sentiment is D466 Time for Yourself.  I stamped it, matted it, then added it to the focal panel with dimensional foam.  A few blue glass bubbles were added for a bit more finish.


I think this is super fun and fresh!  What do you think?  I would love for you to let me know by leaving a comment below!


That's all for me today, friends.  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I also would love for you to come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Birthday!


Hi, friends!  I'm back today to share a fun birthday card made using some fabulous products from The Stamps of Life!  Come and see...


I used the Quirky Number Dies to create a fun background.  I added some patterned paper behind to add more color to this card.  I love the way it looks with the light blue matting--so pretty!


The sentiment is from the ribbonbanner2stamp set.  I LOVE this fun font with the number dies!  The styles go together perfectly!  I added some ribbon, baker's twine, bling, and a button to highlight this part of the card, as well.


I super adore the way this card turned out!  I hope you like it, too!  What are your thoughts?  I can't wait to read them in the comments below!


I'd like to enter this card into these fabulous challenges~






Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  That's all I have today, but I hope you take some time to craft and join in the fun with these fabulous challenge!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

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