Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bright Birthday Balloon

Hi to all!

I've been caught short (of birthday cards) lately!  There for awhile, I thought that was all I was making, so I slowed down.....unfortunately (or maybe I should say fortunately!)...the birthdays have not slowed down!

This card covers two challenges from last week....Fab Friday #53 Sketch Challenge and Seize the Birthday (with a "topping" of Washi Tape).

Here is the sketch:
I hope the special person I will be giving this card to at the end of the week will appreciate bright colors!  Tangerine Tango really is one of the brighter oranges, but birthdays are a time for celebration, so anything goes!  Flowerpot designer paper is such a fun grouping of papers...and as the name implies, usually is this case I chose bright stripes!

The lines above and below the image are from Gorgeous Grunge and are stamped with Baked Brown Sugar....yummy name!  Accenting the lines are two strips of Retro Fresh Washi Tape in Coastal Cabana.

Below is a closer look at the message created with the Label Something stamp set and punched out with the Artisan Label Punch.

The balloon (punched with the Small Oval Punch and the feet from the owl in Owl Builder Punch) is connected to the message by a sweet string of Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine...

 Three little Tangerine Tango Candy Dots were all that was needed to complete the card!

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Project Life Contest and Video


Some questions for you!  Do you have pictures stored in boxes?  What about all the pictures in your computer or on your phone?  Are they just sitting there while you grimace over them...trying to decide how to free them so you and your family can enjoy them?

There is a that will allow you to express yourself as a crafter without laboring or becoming a "burned-out" scrapbooker!  PROJECT LIFE really is the answer....the stress-free, creative way to provide your family with the legacy that they deserve!

For several lucky winners... Stampin' Up! has a unique offer right here...After you click...scroll down to read Becky Higgins' endorsement of Stampin' Up! as her exclusive partner...THEN click on ENTER NOW to enter your name into the contest!

I hope you win!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

News-Worthy Tuesday


I hope that you have laid your eyes on the Supplement to this year's Holiday Catalog, but if not then here goes!  Just remember that the items in the Supplement are available only while supplies last!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

To You From Me

Hi to all!

This Sketch challenge card card is not only for the Paper Players #219 Challenge!  It is also for a program that I participate in through Ronda Wade called Project Hope....the cards are sent to desperately ill or grieving people who need encouragement.  It is such a worthy cause and has given me a new and refreshing perspective on making cards...

Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I chose to make from three stamp sets...Hello Darling...I Love Lace...and And Many More!  In addition, I stamped the top layer flowers and the message with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver.  

The background, stamped in Smoky Slate, appears rather muted next to the embossed images, but that effect just emphasizes the embossing even more!

Unless light shines on the embossed areas, they appear a bit dark, but when the light shines....Woo-hoo!

I fussy-cut one of the hexagons from the Honeycomb TIEF after dry embossing Smoky Slate card stock and placed a sequin with rhinestone in the middle...and added some Smoky Slate Taffeta Ribbon to the side.

Here are the products I used to make this card:

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