Friday, June 14, 2013

What's The Buzz?

I'm sharing a card I did for the Runway Inspired Challenge.  I used the colors and graphic feel as the inspiration for my card.  It's totally outside my usual colors/feel but I had fun with it!  All of the stamped images are from the Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe set.  I just stamped the images, colored the gray cups and added some washi tape and a teeny strip of black cardstock to finish it off.  I didn't even add any embellishments, it's totally clean and simple and one layer.  I'm happy with how it turned out!  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the challenge to participate. 

Paper Smooches Fun

 Just sharing a couple more cards I've created recently.  I just love this fun paper and stamp from October afternoon!  The chevron is so fresh and trendy!  The turtle, hat and saying are all from the Paper Smooches Party Posse set, SO adorable!! I paper pieced his hat and colored the turtle with copics for a vibrant look.  A gem on his hat and a wiggle eye finish him just perfectly.
Love these super cute puppy stamps from the Woofers and Tweeters set from Paper Smooches.  The background was created using many images from the set stamped in Versamark onto gray paper.  It's so easy to create great background paper with your stamps!  

Thanks so much for checking out my cards!! :)

A few new cards....

 Just sharing a few new cards I've done.  I just love these Memory Box dies!  The window, shutters, flower box, vine and flowers were all done using memory box dies, so fun!  The brick wall was done with an embossing folder and some white ink for a vintage feel.  I used papers from authentique for the wallpaper and curtain.  Love the fresh colors!
 This card uses some great papers from Jillibean soup, LOVE 'em!! For the fun ruffle, I've just taken some crepe paper and attached it with scor-tape to add a fun girly feel.  Simple and so easy!
I used a fun new mask from Heidi Swapp for this card.  So easy to create a fun background using some pearl shimmer spritz and the mask onto a white card.  I added these great stamps from Paper Smooches stamped onto the coordinating dies for a quick, CAS card.  Love these vibrant colors!

Thanks so much for looking, and happy stamping!! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Butterfly Wishes and Chevron Fun!

 Just sharing some cards I've made recently with Paper Smooches stamps.  On this first one, I've stamped the butterflies from Flap Happy onto transparency and colored them using alcohol inks.  I fussy cut them and attached them to the card just on their bodies so the wings pop out.  So fun!!  Love these super fabulous stamps, they're so easy to create with!
This card uses Distress Paints from Ranger along with stamps from the Geo-Graphics set and Slang Gang sentiment set.  I simply inked the stamps with the distress paint and stamped, it creates this cool aged look without any extra work!  Works perfectly on rubber or clear stamps and is so easy!  The sentiment was done the same way, just using white distress paint on colored cardstock.  Such a cool look!  I simply attached my background panel to an aqua card and added some sparkle twine and sequins to finish it off.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy stamping!! :)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect Card

This week begins an all new Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!  It's Picture Perfect week, with this fun picture for inspiration!! :)

Here's my take on the challenge photo.  I just loved the super cute colorful tags, so I made my own using the tag from Qwick Qwips.  I added orange twine to the sentiment tag and fussy cut hearts and the coffee to-go cup from the Hot Concoctions set.  Super fun and cheery!  Love it! :)  I had to add glossy accents to the hearts and cup lid for dimension.  

I'm so sad to say that this is my last challenge with the SPARKS Design Team.  These past seven months have just flown by and I've enjoyed every second of this amazing ride!  My fellow SPARKS designers are fabulously talented and it's been a blast working with them all, and Savannah was the most awesome DT coordinator ever, SO helpful and encouraging!!  A HUGE thank you to Kim for asking me to be a part of this dream come true experience!  I feel so blessed and thankful for this wonderful opportunity!!!  Congrats to the new team, can't wait to see your SPARKS creations!! :)

Be sure to go and check out all my fellow SPARKS DT gals.  They're sure to have some awesome creations to share!!! 


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Today starts a fun new sketch challenge over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog.  This sketch is so perfect and fun!  

For my card, I used some awesome new dies from Paper Smooches to create this flower.  I used the Big Bloom dies to cut through 3 layers of sparkly tissue paper and layered them together with a brad.  I fluffed the layers to created this rose like flower.  So easy and fun!  I stamped the hexagon border from Geo-Graphics onto my kraft layer.  The sentiment is from the Salutations set.  For my little flags, I attached some silver washi tape to coordinate with my decorative brad.  I love the simplicity of this sketch, it would work for so many card styles! 

Thanks so much for checking out my card!  Be sure to visit the SPARKS Challenge blog for more info and to share your creation!  

The other SPARKS designers are sharing some fabulous creations as well!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge

Today I'm sharing a card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  It's an Anything Goes challenge, literally create ANYTHING you're inspired to!  How fun?!?!?  :)

My card uses some super fun critters that I stamped onto watercolor paper and colored using distress markers and a waterbrush.  Love these guys!  I drew in the balloon string and added some glossy accents to the images for dimension.  My stamps for this card come from the Chubby Chums, Party Posse, Woofers and Tweeters, Hullabaloo, and Birthday Sampler sets.  I had tons of fun creating this card!  I hope you'll give this challenge a try! :)

Be sure to visit the other SPARKS Design Team member's blogs for lots more stampy goodness!! :)