Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Pink Elephant #38 Recipe & Color Challenge 242

Yep! Two posts in one day! I actually had two sessions in the craft room today! Yeah! Finally I felt inspired to work on some fun challenges out here in blog land! This card is for two challenges, I love combining challenges, sometimes it makes creating a little easier, and sometimes it adds another layer to the challenge itself. Today, for me at least, the latter is the case for me.
The first challenge is from The Pink Elephant, a recipe challenge in which we are to use *The color Black, * Hardware, and *Distressing. The second challenge is the color challenge at splitcoast stampers, which calls for Basic Black, Mambo Melon and Kraft.
The Details:
Stamps: My Little Ballerina (CDStamps)
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, SU dsp (cant remember the name)
watercolor paper
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Close to Cocoa (dont have kraft ink)
Tools/Accessories: Circle nestie, swirly paperclips, silver circle,
dimentionals, sponge, aqua painter
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Patchpal Fun! 2 challenges in 1

Hi Everyone! Happy Thursday! I love thursdays because all our shows are on and it means that tomorrow is friday! Today I have two challenges in one project to share with you. The first is for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, where Shawne is the hostess! She designed the sketch and part of the challenge is to use one of the stamps she has designed for Clear Dollar Stamps. I chose to use the adorable Patchpal Elephant and Patchpal Messages stamps both from Shawne's studio 313.
The second challenge is The Color Throwdown #66 where this week they challenge us to use Elegant Eggplant, Bordering Blue & Rich Razzleberry in our projects. When I got these colors out I just could not see how they could possibly go together! But as usual, the card took on a life of its own and this is the result.
The Details:
Stamps: Patchpal Elephant & Patchpal Messages (CDStamps)
Paper: Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry,
Razzleberry Lemonade dsp
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Spots & Dots embossing folder, silver brads, circle nesties,
Rich Razzleberry ribbon, circle paperclip, aqua painter
Techniques: Watercoloring, Paper Piecing, Embossing
Thank you for stopping by my blog today and thanks for saying "HI!" Your comments really do make my day! Dont forget to check out my blog candy (see link on right side) I am giving away some fun embellishments and papers, you have a couple more days to enter!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Color Dare #40

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another week of The Color Dare! This week we DARE you to use the following colors on your project: SOFT SUEDE, ALMOST AMETHYST & PUMPKIN PIE.
Challenging, right? Exactly. Admittedly, I found these colors quite difficult. I sat them out on my craft table for over a week before I was finally struck with an idea! Sometimes, it is those cards that turn out to be favorites of mine. I hope you like it as well!
Stamps: A Walk in the Park (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Paper: Soft Suede, Almost Amethyst, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Throughly Modern dsp
Ink: Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie & Almost Amethyst
Tools/Accessories: Moroccan Screen embossing folder, Labels 9 nestie
Dew Drops, Sponge, ticket corner punch

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Card Preview #3

Here is my third set of Christmas Cards. I think I will just need one more set of 10 to be set for this holiday season. These cards came at a real struggle... Me and this stamp set did not get along my first couple attempts at these cards. In the end, I won and after alot of coloring, some cutting and a lot more cuttlebugging, this is what I came up with.
The stamp set is called Holiday Nutcracker from Clear Dollar stamps. As usual, I had a totally different layout pictured in my head when I started, and once again, I am happy with the results. I used different selections dsp from the same dsp family, Merry Moments dsp (SU).
I embossed the smaller of the Labels 9 nesties with the Moroccan Screen embossing folder for some added texture and interest. I used dimentionals to make the nutcrackers stand out just a little bit more.

This year, I have been sure to stamp the inside of the cards to make sending them out a bit easier. My goal is to have the cards not only made, but signed, addressed, stamped and ready to go in the mail by the first of December since my husband will be coming home from Iraq for a visit around mid-December.
Stamps: Holiday Nutcracker (CDStamps), Christmas Scriptures (inside)
Paper: Merry Moments dsp, Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Stazon JetBlack, Not Quite Navy
Markers: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange
Tools/Accessories: Labels 9 Nesties, Moroccan Screen Embossing Folder,
Modern Label punch, Old Olive or Not Quite Navy Brads, Dimentionals
Thank you for stopping by and for saying HI! Your comments really do make my day!

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #42 Pink Winter Friends

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! The best part of the begining of the weekend is the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at PaperCraft Planet! This week, our hostess is the super talented, inspiration to many, my BFF, Cassie. She has challenged us to get creative with Chocolate Brown, Lime Green, and Pink. Specifically, I chose Chocolate Chip, Green Galore & Melon Mambo.
This morning, I sat and sat, looking at these colors and my clear dollar stamp sets, searching for inspiration. I found my inspiration in the great snowflakes on the dsp and my new favorite stamp set called Snowman Wishes from Clear Dollar Stamps. I decided to incorporate the sketch challenge from PaperTake Weekly . I like how the circle from the sketch mirrors the circles that make up the snowmen. After much thought and deliberation, this is what I came up with.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for saying HI!
Stamps: Snowman Wishes (CdStamps)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Stazon JetBlack
Markers: Green Galore, Only Orange
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Green Galore, Merry Moments dsp, Jolly by Golly dp
Tools/Accessories: Large Circle Nesties, Melon Mambo ribbon, Chocolate Chip ribbon,
White large brad, Flower soft polar white, sponge

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Christmas Card Preview #2

Hi Everyone! So I have completed my second batch of Christmas cards. This layout was inspired by the layout I did for the PaperBlooms challenge this week, the challenge was to make a circle card. For this batch of Christmas cards, I decided to make a squared for the card vs a shaped card since I was doing a mass production. I used three different prints from the Holiday Lounge Dsp (su) paired with the adorable snowman from the Snowman Wishes stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. As an afterthought I added the little birdie, it just seemed to need something there. On this grouping of cards as well as the last, I remembered to include the inside of the cards in my stamping. I am also glad I remembered to include the inside in my pictures! ;p
Stamps: Snowman Wishes (CDStamps) & Christmas Scriptures (CDStamps)
Paper: Sahara Sand or Kraft, Taken With Teal, Ruby Red,
Whisper White, Naturals White, Holiday Lounge dsp
Ink: Taken With Teal, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand
Tools/Accessories: Large Scalloped Nestie, Circle Nesties, aqua painter, Sponge
Techniques: Watercoloring
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! And thank you so much for your comments, they do really make my day! Dont forget to stop by my blog candy post!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Circles Circles everywhere PaperBlooms Challenge

Hello Everyone! Welcome to another great PaperBlooms Challenge! For the next two weeks, we challenge you to make a Circle card! This leaves the door open for SO many possibilities!
For my card, I chose to back my circle with large scalloped octagons to give it some depth and wanting to continue the circle theme, I used this circle patterned piece of Holiday Lounge dsp and a snowman with his cute little round head from the Clear Dollar Stamps Snowman Wishes stamp set. And as a final touch, I added some "saraha sand-ish" handmade embellishments from Leah's Esty Shop, PaperBlooms.
Remember, you do not have to use Leah's PaperBlooms on your project in order to play along, but, they are available by clicking on the link above AND she takes custom orders! Need a certian color to go with your Christmas cards? Just check out PaperBlooms!
The Details:
Stamps: Snowman Wishes (CDStamps)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Taken With Teal, Holiday Lounge dsp,
Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Taken With Teal, Stazon JetBlack
Tools/Accessories: Large Circle & Large Scalloped Octagon Nesties,
Sponge, Aqua marker, Ruby Red Brad, Paperblooms
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Monochromatic challenge of the last two weeks! You all inspired me with your great creations! I cant WAIT to see what you all come up with this week! Circle Away my friends!

The Color Dare #39

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday! It is time for another Color Dare! This week we DARE you to use Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry & Perfect Plum in your project! I think these colors compliment each other so nicely, I cant WAIT to see what you all come up with!
I dusted off this old reliable stamp set, Treat Yourself, it just seemed perfect with these colors! Also I mirrored the circle "gumballs" in my ribbon, dsp, and embossing folder. Hope you find inspiration in these colors as I did!
Stamps: Treat Yourself (SU)
Paper: Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry,
Whisper White, Pink Flamingo dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Perfect Plum
Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum
Tools: Labels 4 Nestie, Ticket corner punch, bubbles embossing folder
1/2 " circle punch, word window, modern label punch
Accessories: Crushed Curry ribbon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Color Throwdown #64

Hi Everyone! I hoping you are enjoying your Sunday... I have , despite this annoying headache.. This project is for the challenge at the Color Throwdown blog where they challenge us to use Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip or Basic Black. I chose Chocolate Chip, I just love this color combo! (great job color throwdown DT!)
This is actually a little photo album book with 24 slots for pictures. I found it super cheap at Marshalls for like 50 cents.. and I love to alter books, journals ect, so when I find them on clearance, I pick up a bunch and stash them away for a later day, and today was the day for this album! 80)
I just love this little monkey! He is so fun to paper piece and you just cant help but smile when you see him!
Stamps: Sock Monkey (SU)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand dsp, Baja Breeze dsp & CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools/Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, Peony Nesties, Word Window, Hemp Twine
Technique: Paper Piecing
Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and thank you for saying HI! Your comments really do make my day! Also, scroll on down or click on the right side link and check out the blog candy I am giving away!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!! DP & Embellishments Fun!

Hi Everyone!
So, I thought it would be fun to do a little Blog Candy Giveaway! What I have for you here is a variety of fun embellishments and a dragonfly stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps. To include a sampling of some Basic Grey DP, a variety of brads, SU flower eyelets, SU clear buttons, ruffley ribbon from Clear Dollar, two sizes of chipboard flowers, adhesive chipboard alphabet (from Target) and adhesive pearls (from Target).
Want a chance at all this embellishment fun? Well, just leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
With the arrival of autumn fast upon us, we are reminded the holidays are just around the corner. What you are most thankful for this Season of Thanks, Thanksgiving?
*It is not required for you to become a follower of my blog in order to qualify, but, hey! The more the merrier, right? ;)*
I will leave this blog candy giveaway open for two weeks, from now, Oct 17 to Oct 31 at 9am MDT. I will come up with a fair & scientific way to choose a winner, and announce that winner here on my blog Oct 31 no later than noon mdt.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so excited to get to share some great embellies!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #41 Pink Pink and Pink

Good Evening Everyone! Happy Friday! All week long I look forward to the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge at PaperCraft Planet, and this week is no exception. Our hostess this week is the lovely, talented and kind hearted Lisa, and her challenge for us this week is to Think Pink, use any or all shades of pink with a neutral of black, grey, white and or vanilla. So, I finally made it into my craft room, and as soon as I started looking through my clear dollar stamps, I was inspired by a tool set that I saw at Target yesterday..( click HERE to check out my inspiration) A pink lawnmower? Sure .. now what gal who likes yard work as much as I do wouldn't love a Pink Lawnmower!?!

The Details:

Stamps: Yard Yabbers (CdStamps)

Paper: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, Basic Black, watercolor paper

Ink: Pink Passion, Stazon JetBlack

Tools/Accessories: Large curved rectangle nesties, watercolor pencils & aqua marker, spots & dots embossing folder, sponge

Thank you for stopping by and for saying **HI**

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

**Sweet RAK!**

Dont 'cha just love mail? Well, not when it's addressed to "occupant" or if it says "balance due", but there is nothing like opening up the mailbox and finding a suprise from a friend! Yeah!
Yesterday, I got this sweet RAK stamp set from my good friend Leah. She is so thoughtful and this little gift really made my day! Thank you so much Leah! :0)
I made this card using my Basic Grey RAK stamp set. I was inspired by the circles on the trees and mirrored those circles witn my Rose Red dsp, Circle nesties and Spots & Dots embossing folder. I almost used the polka dotted side of the soft suede ribbon, but thought that might be a bit much and went with the solid side.
Stamps: Basic Grey
Paper: Soft Suede Textured, Bermuda Bay, Rose Red dsp, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay
Tools/Accessories: Sponge, Circle Nesties, Soft Suede Ribbon,
Spots & Dots Embossing folder

The Color Dare #38

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday! It is time for another color challenge at the Color Dare challenge blog! This week we DARE YOU to use Taken with Teal, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry in your card/project.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with! I come away inspired after every week's challenge!
Stamps: Sock Monkey & Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade dsp, Holiday Lounge dsp, Basic Grey
Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Taken with Teal
Ink: Basic Black, Taken with Teal
Tools/Accessories: Hemp twine, loop corner punch (martha stewart crafts)
word window punch (SU), dimentionals
Technique: Paper Piecing
Thanks for stopping by and for saying *HI!*

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Just wanted to share this ...

Good evening everyone! So, I love to alter things with dsp, my bff Cassie and I often say, "we are on a quest to cover the world in dsp" or something to that effect. Anyway, I am always have my eye on the clearance racks for journals, books, or other items I can cover with dsp and make into something special. This list book I found at Marshalls for .70 cents! Sweet deal! I snapped up all they had (only 3 - bummer) I just love the 3 1/2" x 7 3/4" size, I wish they had more, they make great gifts and will fit nicely into a drawer. LOL - that is a joke* Cassie and I share.
This book I made for a friend who could probably use some cheering up, even though she may not want to admit it.... :0)
The Details:
Stamps: Love Matters (SU)
Paper: Tea Party dsp
Ink: Basic Grey
Markers: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Certianly Celery
Accessories/Tools: Leah's PaperBlooms, Rhinestone Brads,
Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Certianly Celery Ribbon, So Saffron Ribbon
*the joke is that in the past I have made things for a few different people and later I find out that even with all the love and hard work that goes into the project it still ends up in a drawer. So we tease each other about things ending up in drawers. lol...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #40 Layer Much?

Hi Everyone! The time has come again! The best part about the weekend, the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at PaperCraft Planet! Yeah! This weekend, our hostess is the lovely and talented Lisa and she has challenged us to use Bermuda Bay, More Mustard, & Silver with an optional Pumpkin Pie OR Certianly Celery and White for our neutral.
Challenging enough for ya? Is for me! I chose to choose pumpkin pie for my optional color, which was a suprise to me! lol .. Luckily, my BFF Cassie included a piece of silver cardstock in a recent package, so I was able to take the silver challenge on!
It did take me quite awhile to choose out my exact paper and my stamp and layout.. I thought this robot from the Bitty Bots (CDstamps) set would be fun with these colors, and so after stamping him on watercolor paper, I paper pieced silver onto his head, body, hands and feet leaving the rest to watercolor.
At first, these colors were a bit intimidating, but after wrestling around with them this morning, I am happy with the result! Hope you guys like it too!
Stamps: Bitty Bots (CDStamps)
Paper: More Mustard, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Silver, Storybook specialty dsp
Ink: Stazon Jetblack, Bermuda Bay, More Mustard
Accessories/Tools: Mosaic embossing folder, Silver large brads, sponge
Large pinking circles & large octagon nesties, aqua painter
Techniques: watercoloring & paper piecing

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christmas Card Preview

Hi Everyone! Yesterday, Happy Mail arrived - aka my new Clear Dollar Stamps order - and so I found myself inspired to get a start on some Christmas cards. In comparison to some other people I know, I do not have a long Christmas card list, but I always like to get an early start. And this year, since my DH will be coming home for a visit in December, I want to be sure to not only have these cards made, but signed, addressed and ready for the post office, well before he arrives home. For this batch of cards, I was inspired by my new nestabilities, Labels 7 combined with my Christmas Scriptures stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. I love how the Labels 7 looks like an open book, and the simplicity of the scripture being the main focus of the card. I mean, really, shouldn't God's Word be our main focus Everyday? (Yes, I am reminding myself of that very point)
With the same sketch, I used a different dp all from the Merry Moments (su) dsp and two of the four Scriptures that are included with the stamp set simply because they fit the labels 7 best. I plan on using the other scriptures with my other Christmas cards.
Usually I ignore the inside of my cards, just dont think about it, but I have been inspired by so many of you adding detail to the inside of your cards, that I did go ahead and do a little something, but of course, I forgot to take a picture of said insides.. But I simply sponged Old Olive and then stamped "Merry Christmas" in Real Red leaving plenty of room for a personal note and signature.
Stamps: Christmas Scriptures (CDStamps)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip,
Merry Moments dsp
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Tools/Accessories: Labels 7 Nesties, Sponge, Real Red dotted ribbon,
Old Olive Ribbon, Vanilla satin ribbon (from cdstamps),
Ticket corner punch,
Old Olive brads/Chocolate Chip brads
Thank you so much for stopping by, I would LOVE to hear what you think about these Christmas cards! I have two more Christmas stamp sets that I plan on turning into Christmas cards, so I hope you will stop by later on to check those out too!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Baking with Charliene - Color Throwdown #63 & Papertake Weekly #24

My new Clear Dollar stamps came in the mail today, so I was anxious to get at least one of them inked up this afternoon! I chose out Baking with Charliene from Clear Dollar Stamps and after looking over some of the recent challenges, I decided to go with the color challenge at Color Throwdown where they challenge us to use "Kraft, Olive Green, Dark Brown & Dark Yellow". I interpreted to be these stampin up colors: Kraft, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & Summer Sun. I also was inspired by sketch challenge #24 at PaperTake Weekly (from about 2 weeks ago), and here is the end result. Admittedly, not my favorite creation of late, but it will do. I think my sinuses are inhibiting my creativity just a little bit, and no, I am not admitting to having a cold, nope, just a little sinus inconvienence. lol.. (the power of positive thinking myself into a stronger immune system) -- if that makes any sense at all.. I am not even drugged up because I am not even sick! lol..
Thanks for stopping by, and Thanks for saying HI! Hope to see you again!
Stamps: Baking with Charliene (CDStamps)
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive dsp, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools: Old Olive Marker, scallop punch, D'vine Swirls embossing folder, dimentionals
Accessories: Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, aqua painter
Technique: Paper Piecing, Watercoloring

Monochromatic Mania! PaperBlooms challenge

Hi Everyone! It is time once again for another great challenge from Leah & the PaperBlooms challenge blog design team! This week, our challenge to you is to make a monochromatic card! Fun, right? Yep, and way more challenging than I thought it would be! lol .. I once again, made my card kind of backwards, first completing the entire focal point before even planning out my layout.. lol..
Before I get into the details of this card, I want to extend a big THANK YOU! to everyone who participated in our sketch challenge from the last two weeks! It has been so inspiring to see everyone's unique take on the same sketch!
For this project I chose to use my new stamp set from My Favorite Things, called How Sweet it is. I paper pieced pretty much the entire stamp! I had my doubts, but went ahead and completed it. Mainly it was the recliner that I didnt like, but if you look at it from a distance, it looks okay.. lol.. Paper piecing is probably my favorite technique, although sometimes I wonder what I was thinking when it gets so detailed! ha ha..
This challenge has an infinate number of possibilties! I cant WAIT to see what you all come up with! Remember, you do not have to use Leah's beautiful blooms to participate in our challenge, but if you would like to check out the elegant and gorgeous blooms Leah has to offer, please check her Esty store by clicking HERE. Not only are her creations gorgeous, but she takes custom orders! What more could you ask for?
STAMPS: How Sweet it is (MFT)
PAPER: Whisper White, Rose Red, Rose Red dsp
INK: Stazon JetBlack, Rose Red
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS: Labels Trio nestie, sponge, Rose brads,
Circles embossing folder, watercolor pencils
TECHNIQUE: Paper Piecing

The Color Dare #37

Hello all and welcome to another week of the Color Dare! This week we dare you to create a project using the following colors: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke & Creamy Carmel. The perfect colors for October, right?? I think so! For this card, I dusted off my very first stamp set, Loads of Love (SU) still one of my favorites. I also utilized my new Blooms 2 nestie, which also reminds me of fall! I used the sketch from a Card Patterns sketch from a couple weeks ago. I hope you find yourself inspired by these colors, just as I was, I cant wait to see what you all come up with! Here's wishing you happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mojo Monday 107 - Whirls of Wishes

Hello Everyone! Today I decided to work on the sketch challenge at the Mojo Monday challenge blog where they always have awesome sketches to challenge our brains! Today, I first chose out my dsp then which colors I wanted to focus in on and finally the image. I tend to do some things backwards sometime.. what that says about me, I am not sure. lol
I chose this super cute stamp from the "My Little Ballerina" set designed by Shawne Arnold
at Clear Dollar Stamps. She has some super adorable and fun stamps, check out her collection by clicking on her name. I thank you so much for stopping by today and for saying Hey! I love comments! They really do make my day :0)
The Details:
Stamps: My Little Ballerina (CDStamps)
Paper: Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Certianly Celery, Whisper White
Tea Party dsp (SU)
Ink/Markers: Basic Grey, Certianly Celery, Almost Amethyst,
Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Tools: Circle & Dahlia Nesties, Ticket corner punch, sponge
Accessories: medium Rhinestone Brads, Certianly Celery ribbon

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Card Patterns #35 sketch challenge & Pile it On #18 & OCC!

Good Evening Friends! I really have alot of fun with the pile it on challenges. And tonight's was no exception. And like alot of the time, I start out with one idea and end up with another, and that is pretty much always okay. Today, I intended on using the colors from this week's color throwdown, which are: Rich Razzleberry, Really Rust, Old Olive & Basic Grey. A very interesting and challenging color challenge, but the Really Rust and Basic Grey were just not meshing with the project at hand. I decided it would be fun to use chipboard since the Pile it On Challenge blog calls for a 3-D project, using something like buttons, flowers, ect and I really wanted to make a journal. The second challenge I piled onto the 3-D challenge is a sketch from the Card Patterns Challenge Blog. I turned the sketch on its side to accomodate the dimentions of my journal. A third inspiration for my pile it on project is the journals on the Our Creative Corner blog. I was inspired by the natural feel of those journals, and brought that feel with a "Christi Twist" to my project.
Stamps: Friendship Flowers (su)
Paper: Cottage Wall dsp, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Tools: Sponge, Labels 9 Nestie, MS loop edge punch
Accessories: Cheep Talk Chipboard, Summer Sun corduroy buttons,
Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry Ribbon
Below is another journal I created with the same dsp but a totally different look. This second one is not part of a challenge, I just wanted to share it with you!

Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies (CDStamps)
Paper: Cottage Wall dsp, Watercolor paper, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories/Tools: Modern Label Punch, Handmade butterflies from Leah's Esty shop
Rhinestone Brads, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry Ribbon
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for saying HI! It really does make my day!!

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge #39 Biggest Wishes

Wow! Hi Everyone! Where has this weekend gone already? Yesterday we spent the day out at Biggs Army Airfield at the "Amigo Airsho" (that's how they spell it -- no W?) And that was alot of fun. Connor really had fun watching the stunt planes, checking out the helicopters, the F-15's and especially the jet powered school bus. That was pretty stinkin cool... And today I made myself get some chores done before sitting down to my craft table... so that is why my entry for this weekend's Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge at PaperCraft Planet is so late! This weekend our hostess is the inspriational and talented Shawne and she has challenged us to use the colors Orchid Opulence, Only Orange & Green Galore with White or Black as our neutral. As soon as I sat down with these colors, I knew which set I wanted to use, Biggest Wishes illustrated by Shawne herself. I have used this set for several cdswcc, and although I do have more stamps, this one just fit for me. These colors just say "happy birthday" to me!
Stamps: Biggest Wishes (CDStamps)
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange
Markers: Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Only Orange
Accessories/Tools: Orange Ribbon (CDStamps), Labels 4 Nesties,
Spots & Dots Embossing folder
Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi!