Saturday, July 26, 2014

Chickaniddy Crafts: Focus on Brads

The other day was my day over on  Chickaniddy Crafts! I'm featuring Chickaniddy Crafts brads!

Supplies:  Paper (DN14OS02)  Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04)  Mini Sticker Banners (DN14EB03)  Mini Sticker Sentiments (DN14EB05) Brads (DN14EB06)

I'm a huge fan of brads and I love Chickaniddy's!  I mixed metal rimmed with a diecut embellished brad.  

For added interest, I've stacked the brads on cork circles.

TIP:  Look at household goods to supplement your craft supplies.  Today's card uses cork that is marketed to adhere on the bottom of your furniture legs/feet.

I love the movement of the Date Night Dance School paper.  You simply cannot go wrong with mint + navy!

This card measure 4.25 x 4.25.  

I love to make smaller scaled cards so that the embellishments pack a punch!

How about you, what is your favorite card making size?

Friday, July 25, 2014

CFC134: Hello

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We're back with a new CAS-ual Friday challenge!

CFC134: July 25-August 22
Theme: Choose a tic tac toe row (down, across, diagonal) and create something uber cool using those prompts. · 

Remember to keep your projects Clean & Simple!

This is a pretty special's the last one for this Design Team term and the last one for 2014.  No worries, the challenge will be back in 2015!  Please be sure to pop over to the CAS-ual Friday Challenge blog for all the deets!

A big shout out to Michele and the AWESOME team that I had the privilege of working with!

Okay, onto my project!

I picked

Sequins *Emboss*Twine

cardstock:  pti  paper:  amy tangerine plus one  stamps:  cas-ual fridays wallfower  ink:  paper source picante embossing powder  other:  whisker graphics chevron bitty bag, divine twine solid white, studio calico wood veneer, neat & tangled tangerine/mermaid tail sequins

I had a TON of fun putting together this shaker card!   Although the focal point is quite busy, I managed to include a bunch of white space.

Make sure you check out my teamies:

Before you go...each of the Girl Friday's has a give-a-way:

To be eligible:

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Extra bonus if you play along with CFC134 (be sure to leave me a comment to tell me that you linked up!)

papertrey ink July 2014 hop: reason to smile.

Click HERE for CAS-ual Friday Challenge 134, the last one for 2014 & a Give-a-way!

It's that time again, the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop!

Check out the inspiration photo:

So, I should start by saying that I love that red/white gingham...a lot.  I even started cutting strips of cardstock to do some paper weaving and then ditched the idea.

I tend to always fall back on the Phrase Play collection:

cardstock:  PTI pure poppy/vintage cream  paper:  Echo Park for the record  stamps:  PTI phrase play #1  ink:  hero arts hues  other:  PTI phrase play #1 die, impress wood button, may arts twine

So here goes:

gingham:  switched it up and used green/white gingham
red/cream colors:  used it with phrase play #1
doily:  check
floral bouquet:  check
buttons:  check
wooden spools:  wooden button
thread:  twine

I can't wait to see how everyone else was inspired!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chickaniddy Crafts: Focus on Brads

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Today's my day over on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog!

Here's a sneak peek of my project:

I'd love for you to pop over there and check it out!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Case Study #201: hello

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...and I'm back with Week 4 Guesting over at CASE Study!

In case you missed it, I'm guesting along with Awesome Tenia Nelson!  This month's muse is the FABulous  Shari Carroll!

Here's this week's inspiration:

Oh boy, what a great design, eh?

Here's how I was inspired:

cardstock:  pti  stamps:  neat & tangled gifts for you, hero arts/basic grey highline chalkboard background, winne & walter the big, the bold, and the happy ink:  hero arts hues, memento tuxedo, impress fresh ink provincial gray/melon, various copics

I picked up the Highline Chalkboard Background at Impress last weekend.  I love it so much and knew that I wanted to incorporate it into my design for this week.

See that sweet girl?

She's from the new Neat & Tangled Gifts for You set...isn't she adorable?

The hello is Winnie & Walter.

Make sure you pop over to the CASE Study blog for TONS of inspiration!

CASE Study 4th Anniversary

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

hippo birdie to danny♥

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Happy Tuesday!

paper:  carta bella hello again  stamps:  lawn fawn/year four  ink:  stazon black, various distress markers  other:  lawn fawn speech bubble border, lawn fawn year four lawn cuts

Sadly, this is the first time I've inked up that cute Lawn Fawn Year Four set.  I watercolored the hippo & birdie with distress markers and my aqua painter.

When I read about sweet danny, (thanks Stacy!) I knew that I wanted to use that cute hippo set:

Read the article here.  He's celebrating his 5th birthday on Friday, July 25th.  He's battling an inoperable brain tumor and wants birthday cards.

Come on peeps...we can do this!

Danny Nickerson
PO Box 212
Foxboro, MA  02035


Linking up my card to Lawnscaping Challenge

Monday, July 21, 2014

Curtain Call Anything Goes Reminder: lemonade

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cardstock:  pti  stamps:  lemon/impress, jar/savvy, reverse confetti fresh 'n fruity sentiment ink:  hero arts hues, fresh ink mint/lemonade, copics, other:  pinkfresh gold/coral alpha made into straw

Don't you love that Reverse Confetti sentiment?

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  You have until July 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

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and that's not all!
We have loads of sponsors for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  Check out all of the amazing prizes that our sponsors are giving away to YOU, our randomly selected challenge participants!  A LEAD and several SHOW STOPPERS will also be named from the Anything Goes challenge gallery!

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Store Credit

choice stamp set

$25 Gift Voucher

Say Cheese Lawn Cut Die

$20 Gift Cerfificate

$20 Gift Certificate

£15 Gift Certificate

$25 Voucher

12 x 12 Scrapbook Kit

Swag Bag

 £15 Gift Card

$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

$30 Gift Certificate

I had the pleasure of spending my Saturday morning at Impress.  That shop not only carries a bunch of FABulous stuff but their card samples are ALWAYS inspiring.  

My card was inspired by one that I saw loved...they used a different sentiment, a real straw and oranges lemons {love that}.

My jar is by Savvy Stamps, the lemon is by Impress.

I made the straw by cutting apart a PinkFresh gold & coral alpha.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Be sure to pop over to Curtain Call on July 31st for the Lead and Show Stoppers from this challenge.

Then come back on August 1st for the next challenge!

Poppy Sketches #9: life is good

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Hello & Happy Monday!

It's Poppy Sketches day on my blog!!  This is the final challenge for this term.   Where has the time gone?

Okay, let's get to the challenge, shall we?

Our Super Sponsor is

I'm a super BIG Fan of Jane's's how I was inspired:

paper:  basic grey kioshi/porcelain  stamps:  jane's doodles tearrific/life is good  ink:  hero arts hues  other:  lawn fawn journal die, freckled fawn arrow, folkart enamel gold paint, glossy accents, wink of luna, clothespin, confetti cuts by reverse confetti, dcwv cork

I rotated the sketch!

I tend to always fall back on my older Basic Grey paper pads when it comes to color challenges.  There is always something that fits perfectly.

The violet panel is from the Kioshi collection and the seashell pink is from Porcelain.

Can you tell that I brushed wink of luna on the clothespin?

The glittery gold is from the Freckled Fawn arrow.

The hearts are a mixture of gold enamel acrylic paint and glossy accents.

I managed to use 2 Jane's Doodles sets:

 I can't wait to see how the challenge inspires you!

Make sure you check out the Poppy Sketches blog and my Teamies:

I wanted to give a big shout out to Laura!  Thank you so much for asking me to be part of your new challenge blog.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time and have always been inspired by my teamies!