May 3, 2015

A Blessing to Me {SSSC267}


Hello there! Happy weekend to you. It is time for another sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - here's a peek:

For this one, I changed up the star element to the Hibiscus Die-namics from MFT. I cut out the blossoms from Persimmon and Orange Fizz card stock and then added some Green Room card stock leaves. I used a stylus to round out the leaves and petals so they have a more dimensional look to them. The flower center is Lemon Drop along with a few little black enamel dots. I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Signature Greetings in Black Licorice ink, and left it at that. I feel like it needs more, but my procrastination on this one is making me leave it as is. Ha! It will have to do.


That's it for me today - please stop over and visit the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog, where you can find card samples from the team and you may link up your project there as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: signature greetings (pti)
paper: smooth white (mft), persimmon (mft), orange fizz (mft), lemon drop (mft), green room (mft), summer splash (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft)
accessories: hibiscus die-namics (mft), black enamel dots (doodlebug designs), foam tape

April 29, 2015

Big Dreams {CTD340}



Hello again! I cannot believe it's already the last Wednesday in April and my time as a guest designer for Color Throwdown is over. Sigh. I had a blast working with all of these amazing color palettes!

We have another pretty palette for you all this week - pretty pink petals and gorgeous green leaves!


Ever since the My Favorite Things team debuted Modern Blooms, I've had my eye on it! And then once in the store, I had to buy some new colors of ink and card stock too. That's how I work. Like when you go into Target for, oh, I don't know - gum - and you come out with a new stackable organizational cubical system. You all know what I mean. Anyway... I was itching to ink up my new pretty petals and this challenge fit the bill!

I started off by stamping this big beautiful sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings Too in Black Licorice ink and then added the Cotton Candy flowers in a scattered patter. Then I added the Limelight leaves and adding all the darker accents last. I'm telling you, go grab a flower building set - they are SO easy to work with and look ridiculously gorgeous when you're all finished.

I popped the panel up with foam tape on to a Summer Splash card front and then added a few enamel dots for dimension.


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Color Throwdown team created for you today:

Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: chalkboard greetings too (mft), modern blooms (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), summer splash (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), razzle berry (mft), cotton candy (mft), limelight (mft), green room (mft)
accessories: enamel dots (mme), foam tape

April 26, 2015

Love Comforts Like Sunshine {SSSC266}


Hello and happy weekend! I'm back with a card for a new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here's a look at the sketch -

As you can see, I flipped the sketch so the sentiment fit the little circle accents better.  I started by cutting out the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics in Smoke card stock and then stamped this beautiful sentiment from Verve's Stronger Love stamp set in black ink. I also stamped the hearts from Borderline in sweet tooth ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.


Be sure to stop by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog for a peek at all the design team cards and you will be able to link up your challenge card there as well. Have fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: stronger love (verve), borderline (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), smoke (sss), fog (sss), berrylicious (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), versa mark
accessories: stitched circle stax die-namics (mft), birthday girl enamel dots (doodlebug design), white detail embossing powder (judikins), foam tape

April 22, 2015

Happy Birthday {CTD339}


Hello and happy Wednesday! It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge and this week it a dramatic color palette - take a peek!


Gorgeous, right?! I loved the daisies on the cell phone cover and wanted to use those on my card too. I cut out a few of the Plentiful Petals Die-namics in Smooth White card stock and then added some shimmery yellow card stock in the center (with some black enamel dots too, of course). I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Love the look of the white lettering on black. Yummy!


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Color Throwdown team created for you today:
Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: big birthday wishes (sss)
paper: smooth white (mft), black licorice (mft), yellow pearl shimmer (crafters companion), sunshine yellow (sss)
ink: sweet tooth pigment (mft)
accessories: plentiful petals die-namics (mft), black enamel dots (doodlebug designs), white embossing powder, foam tape

April 19, 2015

Bloom & Grow {SSSC265}


Hello, hello! It's Sunday! Time for a new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  Here's a look at this week's layout:


As you can see, I changed it up a bit and used the Classy Label Die instead of a rectangle, I thought  it would be fun to switch up the straight lines. I added the sentiment from Bloom & Grow and then stamped some of the flower and leaf images from that set as well. Love those leaves!


Please head on over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog for a look at all the design team cards, and you can add your project to the linky there as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: bloom & grow (verve), love notes (verve), diagonal stripes background (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), grout gray (mft), kraft (mft), sno cone (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), kraft (mft), sweet tooth pigment (mft), jellybean green (mft), blu raspberry (mft), nightshift blue (mft)
accessories: classy label die (verve), elegant leaves die (verve), floral circles dies (verve), fishtail flags stax die-namics (mft), birthday girl enamel dots (doodlebug design), foam tape