Sunday, March 31, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Butterflies

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a great Easter weekend! This week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge is all about....
 
 
Butterflies!!!
 
I was not only inspired by the butterfly theme but I also drew a little inspiration from the colors and the layout of the fun picture Kim chose for the week.

 
I used stamps from Whirligigs, Cuteasaurus plus Butterfly 1 Dies and Due Die 1. :)
 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can find time to play in the fun challenge!
 
Check out more inspiration from....

 


Saturday, March 23, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #14

 
I had an idea for a card and when I saw the current 10 minute craft dash it was a perfect fit! I pulled out all the stamps sets and paper I wanted to use and got my inks ready. 10 mintues went FAST but I was flying. :) I love stamping, I really do. My table was a mess and my hands were super inky (no time to clean, right?) but I did it. 9 mintues 34 seconds. Success.
 

 
All the "coloring" was done by inking the back of the stamps. A fun way to add quick color. :) All the stamps are from Lawn Fawn (So Much to Say, Year Three and Interlocking Backdrops).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #32

Hi Everyone! I've always enjoyed checking out the Runway Inspired Challenges but haven't had the chance to play until now...
 

 
The inspiration photo is so cool!
 
 



And here is my take... I didn't have any sparkly silver paper or embellishments but with the newest Paper Crafts call fresh in my mind I went out on a limb and used....foil! Ha! Fun stuff. I wrapped a piece of foil around a strip of card stock for some instant shine. :)


 
The stamps are Mini Blooms from Papertrey Ink (amaaazing set Maile!) and one of my all time favorites Interlocking Backdrops from Lawn Fawn. :)
 
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Cool Shades

Hi Everyone! Its the start of a new Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge! This week its all about these fun colors...
 

(tangerine, deep orange, lime, lemon)
 
Here is my take...
 

 
I used Metropolis to create this trendy city scene. Just a few quick tips... First, I masked off the bottom line of the city stamps so I could make the building appear taller. Second, I trimmed one of the buildings on the dark orange level to add a little variety to the scene.
 
Hope you join in the fun this week!
 
AND don't forget to check out the other Sparks DT cards...


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ME Sketch Challenge #2

Hi Everyone! Before I dive back in to magazine submissions I thought it would be fun to stop and play in a challenge. I'm a BIG fan of Kryssi and Mama Elephant stamps so I decided to play with this sketch.
 

Here is what I came up with...
 
 
I used Trifecta and Good Times. Thanks for the challenge Kryssi! Here is LINK to the challenge if you'd like to play along. :)
 
 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Smiles

 
Yay! Its another Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. This one will make you smile, are you ready?!
 
 
This week is all about using SMILES. :) Here is my take on the challenge. I used Sugar Rush, Birthday Sampler and two amazing dies Due Die 1 and Streamers. I LOVE layering the Duo Dies. So fun!
 
 
You can find even more inspiration from the rest of the Sparks DT!