Saturday, July 25, 2015

VC Rocks Blog Hop

Hi Stampers,

I've been busy with so many projects and just general things to do that I'm behind on my blog.

This week I join the blog hop from group I belong to named VC Rocks.  Here's the card I'm submitting for the challenge, "Celebrate Birthdays".

I really wanted to make a birthday card with this flower because the stamp and punch are both new to me.

The base of the card is the new Tip Top Taupe in color and so is the square section in the center.  The inside also has the same sentiment and a small fern.

Here are the items I used to make this card:

Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Beautiful Bunch, and Petite Petals
Paper: Whisper White and Tip Top Taupe
Inks: Tip Top Taupe, Blackberry Bliss, and  Old Olive
Punches: Petite Petals and Fun Flower
Embellishments: Large Basic Pearl

My inspiration came from the Techno Stamper, number 332.
Check back soon. I'll have pictures from June and July's Paper Pumpkin.

Hop on over to VC Rocks and see all the great cards submitted by other in the group.

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Things

Hi Stampers,

I'm sorry it's been such a long time since my last post. Wow! I looked back and it's been almost a month! I generally post around mid month with pictures made from my Paper Pumpkin, but mine came late, and then I was in the midst of making cards for swaps.

This is one of the swaps I'm involved in. Actually, it's a virtual swap because it's all on-line! It's called a Blog Hop.

The blog challenge was titled "CELEBRATE THE NEW".
The challenge was to use new Stampin' Up! products for our cards.
I was able to use almost all new products for my card, but I did have to fall back on the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (whisper white) from the last Occasions catalog.

Here is the 'recipe' to make this card:

Stamp Set:
Sprinkles of Life

Tip Top Taupe
Watermelon Wonder

Designer Paper:
Cherry on Top 6 x 6 pack

Crushed Curry
Early Espresso

Accessories: Whisper White cotton twine and Dazzling Details

I used the Watermelon Wonder and a blender pen to color the 2 side cupcakes, but the photo doesn't do the color justice. The color is brighter and pinker then as it appears. It's also hard to see, but I used the dazzling details on the flames of the candles. (I used a color pencil to color the flames.)

In a week or so, I'll post pictures of other cards that I made for other swaps, but first there is another new thing in my life. I have to (get to!) visit my newest granddaughter.

Enjoy all  the new things that are happening in your life and hop on over to the other blogs to see some more great cards!  Click here: VC Rocks! to connect to the blog hop.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sketch challenge #188

It's time for another Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.
I find sketches are great place to start when you need a card.

For this card, I needed a birthday card for my sweet granddaughter who loves pink. (She is turning 4!)

I used the Cheerful Critters stamp set with Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Old Olive cardstock. For the flowers, I used the Petite Petals punch and the flower from Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack.

I extended the olive below the flowers because it reminds me of the grass. I added dazzling details to the center of the flowers. I thought about adding texture to the pink background, but decided against it.

Here is the sketch that I based the card on.

Inspiration comes from many places. In my case, I needed a birthday card, I knew she loves pink, and Freshly Made Sketches posted this sketch. Everything I needed to make a special card for my granddaughter.

Where do you find your inspiration?