Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello Sketch

It's a sketch this time around at Hand Stamped Sentiments and I didn't stray a bit!

Here is my card:

These colors were on my desk from a previous project and I love the trio:  Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Calypso Coral. 

I started with a piece of Mambo Core paper.  I used a new emboss folder, sorry name eludes me, that has quickly become a go to.  I chose to use only one design from the Six Sided Sampler set so the card didn't get too busy.

Like I said I stuck to the sketch!  I took out a couple of other framelits and punches for the sentiment and I just didn't like them.  I have to admit this Modern Label Punch was probably cheering to get some use...it's been a while!

I added the Coral bakers twine, but thought it needed something more.  I found this little bubble clip and thought it worked perfect!  Sometimes I don't like how they wiggle around, so I added a glue dot and then another on a Melon button to cover it up.

Now go over and check out the other projects.  I'm off to finish packing for our family trip to the Gulf Shores!  We leave Thursday, and I can't wait!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Dare to Dream

I must have been dreaming when I wrote down this week's color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments:

I made my project with Coastal Cabana rather than Pistachio Pudding.  Sorry Ladies!!  I linked up my project and noticed then.  It's been much too crazy of a day to go back and change now!

Here is my card...yes, card.  I couldn't find a photo that fit, but my husband was pretty impressed by what I came up with so let's see if he was just being nice.

One of the first items I fell in love with in the new catalog was the Butterfly Collection wheel.  I have to admit, none of the rubber stays on the wheel when they make it here.  I find it easier to stamp them using blocks.  This also helped in coloring the butterflies for my background!

From there I really didn't know where I wanted to go.  I had a doily laying on my desk...it was white, my cardstock was Vanilla.  (See Mindy, you're not the only one!)  I laid it on my Cantaloupe ink pad, but then it was too big, so I folded some over.  Yes, I'm a fly by the seat of my pants creator!

Then sentiment?  I recently ordered Loving Thoughts, I know, not sure why it took so long.  Dare to Dream seemed to go with the butterflies.  A couple of butterflies, and some linen thread...because I'm a ribbon or twine to finish a card  kind of person.

SO, other than my big color flub, I'm happy.  Be sure to head over and see what the other ladies have created.  I never look at the  post until my project is done because I don't want to be influenced....I had to giggle when I saw so many butterflies and another half doily.  I knew I loved these Ladies!!