Thursday, February 27, 2014

Classy Cards n Such Pinterest Inspiration Challenge

Hi, Joy here, letting you know about a Classy Cards n Such Inspiration Challenge.  Here is our inspiration.

And here is my card:

This was made using the Honeycomb die to cut out octagons from a paper pad called Lady Rose and some scrap paper.  They were cut out, glued down while the frame was temporarily taped onto the front of a card.  After they were in place, the frame was lifted up and they were lined up perfectly!  The little flowers are from the Cherry Lynn die called Build a Flower #1, the leaves are Petals and Leaves #1 and the Border is Allison's Ribbons.  The stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs and is called Ornate Frame Sentiments.  In this set there is a great variety of stamps from Happy Birthday to God Bless You.

It would be so much fun for us if you would join in the challenge - make a project using these colors and post it on Beverly's blog.  Be sure to read all the specifics of the challenge on her blog.

Here is the recap of the supplies I found at Classy Cards 'n Such to make my card.

Honeycomb Die
Build a Flower #1
Petals and Leaves #1
Allison's Ribbons
Lady Rose 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad
Ornate Frame Sentiments Stamp

Thanks for looking at my stamp - looking forward to seeing what you create - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge

Hi!  Today at Repeat Impressions, one of the Rock Stars - Karen challenged us to make a project with the colors of Black and White, plus one other color.  What a great challenge, Karen!  Eeeek.... I had to do a little thinking on this one.

Here is my card.
I used one of my favorite images (I know, I say that all the time) because when you stamp this image, it has a little tiny texture in the wings that is beautiful!  The image is from the Summer Series and the sentiment is from Big Boys Toys - this series has some fabulous sentiments and great images.  The paper is from my scrap mountain!  I colored the wings with a few copic and then went over all of it with a Clear Spica Glitter Pen.  If you have never tried one of these pens - this would be a wonderful opportunity.  I love these pens and use them on almost all my cards.  The little sparkle that they add makes a big difference in your projects.  I just wish I knew how to photograph the sparkle!

Ok, now head on to look at the other Rock Star Design Team Members projects.  Then make one and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and you could be the randomly drawn winner of a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Joy ~  you are here

Thank you for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge

Today at Papertrey Ink, Dawn McVey challenged us to make a card or two using two watercolor techniques.  She has a great video demo here.

Great techniques that are REALLY quick and easy - I needed a couple of cards to mail today so this was perfect for me!  I even have plenty of time to write in them before the mailman comes.

Here are my cards:
I used the stamp sets called Think Big Favorites #3 and Mini Blooms.  The polka dot paper is really a pretty deep purple called Royal Velvet.  The "hello friend" is on watercolor paper and the "thinking of you is on Stampers Select.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Repeat Impressions Sketch Day!

Today is sketch day at Repeat Impressions.   Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us to this sketch.
and here is my take on the sketch
I used the background stamp called Genealogy.   It is my favorite for background stamping.  The sentiment is from Wendy's series called Big Boys Toys.  I love to use it with butterfly stamps or, in this case butterfly designer paper.  Below is the list of members of the Rock Star Design Team who have made projects to inspire you as you take on Wendy's challenge.  Link your project to her blog, The House That Stamps Built and you might be the randomly drawn name for a fabulous gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Joy ~  you are here

Thank you for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Classy Cards 'n Such and Twinkling H2Os

Hi, it's Joy today showing you a couple of cards I made using some great supplies I found at Classy Cards 'n Such.  
I wasn't sure what the big deal was about Twinkling H20s, but with this challenge -- I now understand!  THESE are fabulous paints to use with cards.  As soon as they are completely dry, the colors just sparkle and shine - I'm painting chipboard frames this afternoon and then I'm going to look for other things to paint!

I used two very different techniques.  On the first one, after wetting the Twinkling H2Os,  I mounted a stamp from a set called Black Eyed Susan by JustRite and painted directly onto it.  Water was lightly spritzed onto the painted stamp and stamped onto watercolor paper.  It made a flowing watercolor type of image - I love this technique.  After it was completely dry, the sparkle just popped out!  The ribbon was colored by putting a little of the color into the Spritzer Bottle and sprayed onto Chalk White Seam Binding and when it dried - it was so shiny! The butterfly from Black Eyed Susan stamp set was stamped, painted, cut out and popped up with Joy Foam Dots.  The green background paper is from The Lake House by Kaisercraft.
 For the next card Twinkling H2Os were used just like regular water colors with a Tim Holtz Water Brush after the same image was stamped on watercolor paper.  The sentiment was cut out using Spellbinders Vintage Labels Five and popped up with Joy Foam Dots.  Again the butterfly was stamped, painted, cut out and popped up with Joy Foam Dots.  The pretty green Designer paper is called Harvest Lane by Simple Stories
I just wish you could see the sparkle - is amazing!  Oh, dear, I've got a new habit.  I now want every color.  Beverly, owner of Classy Cards 'n Such describes them as "delightful little pots of color with a touch of sparkle" - and they are!!

Colors:  Twinkling H2Os
Other:  Spritzer Bottle
             Tim Holtz Water Brush
             Chalk White Seam Binding
             Joy Foam Dots 
            The Lake House by KaiserCraft

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Reverse Confetti February Color Challenge

Do you like card challenges as much as I do?  Well, then head over to Reverse Confetti's blog and take a look at their February Color Challenge - gorgeous colors this month!
Here are the colors:

Here is my card:
These are great colors!  I used the stamp set called Lots to Say.  I love these stamps, they are clear and stamp so clean!  Check out all their stamps here.  Wouldn't you like to win a gift certificate from them?  Just make a card and link it on the blog and they will soon announce a "Fetti Fav" and that person will get a really nice gift certificate.  Be sure to check out all the details here.

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

Today at Papertrey Ink, Heather showed us how to layer pigment and dye inks and the results is a technique called "velveteen stamping".  You can see the video at this link.  Here is my card:
I used the stamp sets called Pretty Peonies and Turning a New Leaf.  The Pretty Peonies is last year's anniversary set.

I like seeing what others do with these Make It Mondays, why don't you watch the video and post a card?  Thank you for looking at mine - have a HAPPY stamping day!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Cast Your Cares Card

Hi, Joy here today showing you a card I made from supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I have loved the 6.5x6.5 paper pad called The Lake House - I giggle because I have loved this pad so much I've already gone thru 2 of them.  This is from some left over scraps.  These scraps will soon be gone!

This is for a friend who is going thru a difficult time and I'm hoping this will encourage her,  The dark green filigree mat is from Decorative Labels Eight with a sentiment from a set by Flourishes called Cast All Your Cares stamped on a Vintage Labels Two.

I placed a 2x2 square in the middle of a mat and then arranged scrap strips around that square.  On top of that I popped up the dark green filigree die and then on top of that I popped up the sentiment.  So this card has a lot of depth to it.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Many Thanks Card

Hi!  Joy here, posting a thanks card using products from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I'm still writing a few thank you notes for goodies sent to me at Christmas.  Here is one that uses some scraps of my favorite 6.5x6.5 paper pad called The Lake House.  The filigree corner is from Decorative Blossom Corners by Spellbinders.  This is the smaller one in the set.  The sentiment is from Impressive Obsession's Thanks Sentiment Stamp Set.

This was an easy card to put together.  I cut strips of paper measuring about 1inch, lined them up, making sure that my sentiment would be on one with a light background.  Cutting the filigree corner was so easy when wax paper was put between the paper and the die before running thru my Vagabond.  These were placed on a black mat and then placed on my folded white cardstock.

I appreciate you looking at my card. Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Papertrey Ink 17 minute Challenge

This week Papertrey Ink is celebrating it's 7th Anniversary.  Each day there will be a celebration with a challenge and a give way.  Check it out here

Today the challenge was to gather 7 supplies in 7 minutes and then make a card in 17 minutes.  Whew....Usually I'm a slow card maker so for me, this is a REAL challenge.
Here is my timer and my collected supplies:

Here is my card and timer!  I CAN NOT believe I made it.  Teaches me that I can do quick cards.  But you should see the desk - I was throwing stuff around and scrambling like crazy - but my was it fun!!

My inspiration is from a card by Melissa Phillips which can be found at this link on Pinterest.  
1.  Paper:  Maja Designs
2.  Stamp:  Mini Blooms
3.  Ink:  PTI Autumn Rose
6.  Ribbon:  vintage from my stash
7.  Flower:  from my stash

Why don't you join the celebration and make a card and link it on Capture the Moment - Nicole's blog.

For the second challenge I participated in, this was the sketch I used:
And here is my card:
Stamps:  Turning A New Leaf
               Big Bold Wishes
                Beautiful Blooms II

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Repeat Impressions Sketch Time!

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has one of her great sketches she would like for you to try.  Here is the sketch:
Great sketch Wendy, with lots of possibilities!  Here is what I did:
I love the little feathers stamp called Falling Feathers, because there is so much detail in them.  The sentiment is In All Things of nature...

We would love for you to show us what you would do with this sketch.  Just make a project and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and she will have a random drawing for a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Here is the Rock Star Design Team that have made a few projects to inspire you.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do have some - show them off  and your name will go in twice for that gift certificate!
Joy ~  you are here

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Think Pink at Classy Cards 'n Such

THINK PINK is the challenge today at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Easy - easy since I love pink so much. Another thing I like is tags so for this challenge this one was easy-peezy!

Tag was layered using a die cut called Quinn Flourish cut from some of the paper from Key To My Heart, and a Spellbinders scalloped heart die layered on another heart die.  The Happy Valentines Day sentiment is from Hugs & Kisses by JustRite and was stamped on some pink paper from the Key To My Heart pad.  There is a little tiny gold scallop piece behind the heart and is a corner cut from a Romantic Rectangle Spellbinders die. This touch of gold gave the tag a little bright spot of interest.  Before layering all the pieces I used a little Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the edges of each piece.  The twine at the top is Doodle Bug twine (on sale right now).

Key To My Heart paper
Quinn Flourish
Hugs & Kisses Stamp Set
Spellbinders Classic Scallop Heart Die
Romantic Rectangle Die (for tiny corner piece)
Doodlebug Twine

Thank you for looking at my card. Have a HAPPY stamping day!


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