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Merry Patterns for PCC259

Hi folks!  As I’m going through all the projects I want to share with you, I came across the Paper Craft Crew’s Inspiration Challenge #259. I was completely drawn to the bright colors, and thought… I can use that!!  So here is the inspirational picture:

I was in the process of getting all the Merry Patterns cards lined up, and decided I could use the colors in the Inspiration picture to make a holiday card in a not-so-traditional fashion. Here is what I came up with:

I love how fun and festive it turned out!  I used the Merry Patterns set (the Hostess special) with some sponge daubers to get the colored letters. I was so excited to finally use the Brightly Lit Christmas set with matching Christmas Lamppost Thinlits for the post and presents. For the background snowflakes I pulled out my go-to set of Christmas Pines – I love how they are just the right size for backgrounds!

I’m not sure what the actual colors in the Inspiration picture are, but I used Real Red, Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Marina Mist for my card. I used my Aqua Painter with a little Smokey Slate for the shadow on the ground. For the sign, I cut out a little strip of one of the darker designs in the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I sponged a bit of Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake around the edge of the sign to blend it to the wood. I think it turned out great, and I’ll have to try this with the signs that come in the stamp set!

The last bit is some bling, because you can’t have sparklie goodness without rhinestones and Wink of Stella. It’s on the presents, and the swirl of the sign. Just be careful when squeezing your Wink of Stella pen… mine was getting towards the end, so I did squeeze it…. and it promptly told me it was NOT empty. All over the swirl. hmph.  So, I wiped some off, and kept going!  LOL. I still think it turned out fine, just a bit extra shiny in some spots. 🙂 Here are the presents all shiny:

I hope you liked this take on a holiday card, and don’t forget you can earn the Merry Patterns set for free, just contact me if you have questions!
Happy Stamping!


PCCC194 – Flowers in new In-Colors

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to a challenge, and this week was a perfect time to catch this one, as I am using the new In-Colors to make a flower card for this week’s theme, and then I’m sending it off for a team swap! Perfect timing! 🙂

You may know every year Stampin’ Up comes out with 5 new In-Colors, and they are good for two years… so there is plenty of time to get to know, love, and use these new colors!  The new catalog starts June 1st, so if you need one, contact me!

The Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch PCCC194 this week is Flowers:

I used all 5 of the new In-Colors and a fancy fold to create my flowery card.
The new names are Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, and Emerald Envy.  Here is a quick look at all of them together:

And…. here is the front of my card, which I had to hold closed for the picture…

I used the Botanical Builder Framelits for all of the flowers and leaves. This is such a cool set of framelits since there are so many sizes and styles of flowers and leaves in it! I sponged a little bit of black around the edges of the flowers. Rhinestones are the centers.

The sentiment is from the B.Y.O.P. stamp set, which is great for pairing with gift cards – but you can see it doesn’t have to be only for that. I stamped it in Versamark on vellum, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The flower paper under the vellum is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the black sheet with little flowers all over it.

Here are some more pics of the card, to give you a better idea how it opens up:
and this is how it looks from the side, to show the gate-style fold:
I hope everyone likes it! This was a fun one to make.

If you missed it, I also have a card class coming up next weekend, and still have room! Take a look at your calendars, and let me know!  I will be featuring some retiring items and have some fantastic deals on my past retired stamps and supplies that I need to pass on to others so I can make room for some new stuff. 🙂

Thanks for looking!

Just Ducky for PCCCS151

Well, good news! Zoie will be coming home any day now!! YAY!!!  Happy dances all around! She’s getting much much better, and back to growling at the vets when they want to bother her for tests or feedings. LOL.

With that good news, I selected the perfect stamp set for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch PCCCS151:


I used the Barnyard Babies set… not just for the animals – and there are many, and super cute, too – but for the quirky sentiments that go with them!
Here’s my card for this one:

Just Ducky!  I found it fitting. I also used the Sheltering Tree set so the little duckies were not out in the bright sun unshaded!
There are a lot of accessories going on in this one, it was fun to piece together…
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Black and White satin ribbons, rhinestones, glimmer paper with the Itty Bitty Accents star punch, Mint Macaron dotted lace trim, rhinestones, and the Decorative Dots embossing folder!
The tree has multiple colors used, all to coordinate with the DSP: Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, and then I added some Mint Macaron in the mix.
I colored the duckies with a blender pen and the ink pads – which is a great tip if you don’t have that color marker (or you just want to make it a little lighter)! I used Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon for the yellows, and Pumpkin Pie for the oranges.  I also sponged a little bit of Cucumber Crush over the embossed paper to make the dots stand out even more.

I hope everyone has a great day, and if you missed it, I added a class for this coming weekend! Let me know ASAP if you’d like to join!

You Are My Sunshine

Hey folks…

It’s been a rough week, as kitty Zoie is still very sick, but the vets are doing everything they can for her. Hopefully she’ll be well enough to come home soon.

For today’s card, I have a bright and cheery design just for her. 🙂
It’s using this week’s sketch over on Paper Craft Crew PCCCS150:


I wanted to keep it colorful.. so I immediately though of using one of the new stamp sets, Over the Rainbow. In addition to plenty of rainbow making stamps, it’s also got the sun.. which is what I used here:

I did a little sponging to get all the colors on the stamps (Gorgeous Grunge was used for the splatter). For the sun, I used Daffodil Delight, and then Pumpkin Pie on the outside edges.  The splatter has many, all from the Brights collection: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Rich Razzleberry. It sounds like a lot, but the effect is so pretty to make my splattered rainbow..
The ribbons are doubled up, there’s both the black satin one and the silver 1/8″. To make the flower, I used the Flower Fair Framelits and added a few rhinestones.

I hope everyone likes it, and continue to send positive thoughts to Zoie, she needs them!

No Bones About It and my cat…

Hi folks… two things going on for this post…

First… I had to share this pic.. since this is what one of my ‘kitties’ thinks is appropriate while uploading pictures of cards (and ignore the Halloween clingy thing on the window, I know it’s June, don’t judge):

You can see she thinks she’s pretty important. Well, Zoie is, and she needs positive thoughts tonite. She’s at the vet for a few days to figure out what’s wrong. She’s definitely sick, and has not been herself. 😦
So, keep those positive vibes flowing this way!

I almost thought I’d miss today’s post, as I was at the vet for quite a while tonite.. but, I was able to make it back in time to share this one for the Paper Craft Crew PCCCS149 Sketch:


I was pretty excited when my package arrived with a few stamp sets in it, one of them being the ‘No Bones About It’ dinosaur set.. This is a cute set! I originally got it for my kiddo, but who says I can’t use it, too!

It’s got Cucumber Crush, Basic Black and Sahara Sand for the base. I used Cucumber Crush for the dino and then Mossy Meadow for the bones. I stamped both of the dinosaur stamps off to make them lighter. The DSP is from the Cherry on Top paper stack. Sahara Sand footprints, Black satin ribbon, and some leaves top it off. Oh, and subtle sponging around the circle with Sahara Sand to give it more depth. 🙂
I hope everyone likes it, and enjoy the week.