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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Triple Birthday Petals

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 386 - Primrose Summer Breeze and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 388 - Triple Stamping/Seamless TiersI stamped the Pretty Petals background after inking with Primrose Petals on my 3 tiers of Summer Starfruit cs then matted the tiers with primrose petals cs. My sentiment is from "It's Your Birthday" SU set and is stamped in baja breeze on white, punched with the SU Large oval punch then matted on baja breeze punched with large oval punch.  I added some glitter on the flower petals with my spica glitter pen.
Now let's go to work.
Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Petty Petals
Paper: white, baja breeze, summer starfruit, primrose petals
Ink: baja breeze, primrose petals
Accessories: large oval punch, dimensionals, spica glitter pen
Techniques: triple stamping, seamless tiers, 3D

Monday, July 30, 2012

Triple Filigree Perfectly Penned

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 388 - Triple Stamping/Seamless Tier. I layered my 3 tiers then inked up the Filigree Background image with Midnight Muse then stamping the tiers all at once. I matted the top 2 with midnight muse cs. I cut and embossed the tag from Nesties Tag Trio die set and stamped the sentiment from Perfectly Penned SU Set in midnight muse ink then ran some midnight muse ribbon through it and behind the middle panel.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Filigree, Pefectly Penned - SU
Paper: white, midnight muse
Ink: midnight muse
Accessories: ribbon, Nesties Tag Trio Die set
Techniques: Seamless Tier, Triple Stamping

Monday, July 23, 2012

Curvy Reasons To Smile

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 387 - Pleated or Ruched Ribbon and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 180 - Sketch by Darsie.
I have always had such a hard time with pleated ribbon and today was no exception to this rule but I left it as it was. I also folded a couple of strips to make leaves.
My flower was stamped in Momento Cantelope and SU Daffodil Delight. My sentiment and flower center was stamped in soft suede.
Stamps: Reason To Smile (2012), Curvy Verses
Paper: white
Ink: momento cantelope, SU Daffodil delight, soft suede
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: pleated ribbon

Friday, July 20, 2012

Beach bound all year round

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 126 - Weather or Not. My fav weather is sunshiny with a light breeze lay out at the beach and not have a heat stroke. LOL.
This is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 384 - Hit The Beach, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 386 - Let's Make a Beach where I tore some crumb cake cs then sponged the torn edges and randomly added dots using the matching marker for faux sand.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 394. There was NO way Tuesday's color combo was going to work with these beachy scenes so I could not include it :( LOL.
My dp is from The Paper Studio "A Day At The Beach" stack. I used the Nesties Inverted Circles die and Spellbinders "Surf's Up" Shapeabilities dies. I tried to do poppin' pastels on the beach ball but I am not sure I like how that turned out. The ball and umbrella are up on dimensionals. My sentiment is from All Year Cheer II and is stamped in momento tuxedo black.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: All Year Cheer II
Paper: vanilla, white, TPS "A day at the beach"
Ink: momento tuxedo black, crumb cake
Accessories: dimensionals, Spellbinders Surf's Up Shapeabilities, Nestie Inverted Circles, sponges, marker

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bootiful Christmas

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 394 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 384 - Vanilla Cherry Gumballs with a dessert of Christmas.
I just got this darling SU set and could not wait to get it dirty. Whoo Hoo. I love these darling boots in this set, especially this one. I stamped the image twice on vanilla and once on cherry cobbler. I cut the boot out from the cherry cobbler and the top and balls on the end of the ties from one of the vanilla stampings, popped them up on dimensionals, then paper pieced it all together. LOVIN' how it turned out.
I guess I was in a faux stitching mood huh? cause I did it on all layers. Oh well, hope that means it will stay together longer.
I used a piece of The Paper Studio "Persnickety" dp for the strip across and Marvy Scallop Mega Circle and Marvy Giga circle punches.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Bootiful Occasions - SU
Paper: vanilla, cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, TPS Persnickety dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black, cherry cobbler, Spica black Glitter pen, SU Basic Black & Cherry Cobbler Markers
Accessories: Marvy Mega & Giga Circle Punches, dimensionals.
Techniques: 3D, paper piecing

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christmas in July

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 384 - Vanilla Cherry Gumballs with a dessert option of Christmas Theme and so how could I resist with these colors? I couldn't as you can see.
Yesturday I wanted to do the CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 179 - Twine but could not find a way to make it work so I added it today.
I used my Nesties Layered Poinsetta die and used 1/16 dimensionals between each layer. I stamped the sentiment from All Year Cheer I in cherry cobbler.
Hope you like it
Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: vanilla, cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Ink: cherry cobbler
Accessories: dimensionals, Nestability Layered Poinsetta, baker's twine
Techniques: CAS, Christmas

Monday, July 16, 2012

Three Little Beachy Words

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 386 - Make Your Own Beach. I used soft sky and crumb cake cs and tearing the edges. I sponged crumb cake on crumb cake and curled the torn edges on soft sky followed with stickles to simulate the enourmous waves we saw this past weekend at Fernadina Beach.
I stamped the sentiment in momento rich cocoa on crumb cake. I used my marker to make some sand dots. I cut and embossed the flip flops from Nesties "Surfs Up" die then colored with SU Markers Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point.
I have been at the beach for the past 2 weekends and going again next weekend. I LOVE the beach.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

So Many Sayings

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - In Stitches, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 393, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 383 - Raspberry Pirouette Cakes.
I used some Paper Studio dp from Persnickety and a Fiskars border punch used for the raspberry ripple cs. My sentiment is from SU So Many Saying stamped in raspberry ripple on pink pirouette cs and faux stitching around the sentiment matted on crumb cake. My base is also crumb cake. Hope you like it, now off to work I go.
Stamps: So Many Sayings - SU
Paper: raspberry ripple, pink pirouette, TPS Persnickety
Ink: raspberry ripple
Accessories: paper piercing tools, SU Marker, gold cording
Techniques: Faux Stitching

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Three Little Words of I love You

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 393 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 383 - Raspberry Pirouette Cakes.
I have such a difficult time with angles I almost passed out when I saw the sketch. LOL. But I did give it a try. I used some dp from The Paper Studio "Love You" stack, crumb cake base, pink pirouette inked with raspberry ripple and embossed using Provo Crafts Script EF, gold cording and a Fiskars flower punch.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Three Little Words
Paper: crumb cake, pink pirouette, raspberry ripple, TPS "Love You" dp
Ink: raspberry ripple
Accessories: cuttlebug, dimensionals, TPS Script EF, Flower punch, gold cording
Techniques: dry embossing, Cuttlebug - The Negative Effect

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Short & Sweet Serene Silhouettes

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 383 - Raspberry Pirouette Cakes. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 249.
I embossed some raspberry ripple cs using my cuttlebug, my base is pink pirouette. I sponged some pink piroutte then raspberry ripple ink on white then stamped the image in crumb cake. It turned out a little lighter than I would have liked but I was afraid it would.
Anyway off to work I go so I can buy more stuff. LOL
Stamps: Short & Sweet Serene Silhouettes
Paper: white, crumb cake, raspberry ripple, pink pirouette
Ink: crumb cake, raspberry ripple, pink pirouette
Accessories: cuttlebug, intrecate EF, sponges, MS border punch
Techniques: sponging

Monday, July 9, 2012

Ariel on a Pedestal

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 385 - Pedestal Pop up Card and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 178 - Fairy Tales.
One of my granddaughters never gets in the pool without asking Nana to sing "the mermaid song" so now it is stuck in my head for the day. lol.
I stamped the images in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics. I cut the focal image without cutting off her tail using out of the nestie technique.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Disney Images
Paper: white, soft sky
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: copics, Nestie Scallop Oval
Technique: Pedestal Pop Up Card

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Love & Sympathy CAS

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 382 - White Crumb Corals.
I think my mojo has gone bye bye :-(
I did use all 3 stamps in this gorgeous set I just got from Stampin Up. I inked the flower image in versa mark then heat embossed with Ranger White detail EP then stamped the sentiments in calypso coral (one on the inside and one on the outside).
Stamps: Love & Sympathy
Paper: crumb cake
Ink: calypso coral
Accessories: marker, heat emboss tool, white detail embossing powder
Techniques: heat emboss, CAS

Monday, July 2, 2012

Only Oval Sunburst

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 384 - Let Your Sunburst Shine.
I am challenging myself this week to 1 challenge per creation and if you know me you know that is a challenge for me. I am not sure I am happy with my results today but it is what it is and with the computer issues I am having I am lucky to get this loaded.
I used a 4x4 size Always Artichoke card base and cut strips from crushed curry. My sentiment is from Only Ovals and stamped in peach parfait ink.
Stamps: Only Oval, SU
Paper: white, always artichoke, crushed curry
Ink: peach parfait
Accessories: dimensional
Techniques: sunburst, 3D`