Friday, January 31, 2014

Beautiful & Easy Butterflies

I've had a busy few weeks, but I'm back with some great projects!  I still need to share some goodies from Leadership, so stay tuned for that. 

In the mean time, I'm going to share a card we did recently at my monthly Just Cards Class.  We make 3 each of 3 designs, and this was one of the designs.  I knew the second I saw this card that I would CASE it.  I was immediately drawn to the card and the ladies at my class loved making it.  It's beautiful yet simple and any sentiment would work. 
I love this card so much, that I made it in another color combination.  Come back tomorrow to see that version!

Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Sweet Sentiments
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestones 
Punches: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Glitterly Flower Fun & Stampin' Up! Leadership 2014!!

I'm on my way to Houston this week for this year's Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  I'm so excited!  As much as I love Convention, this is my favorite Stampin' Up! Event - I love the business classes and the loads of inspiration that is always around.  Plus, it is so much more intimate than Convention. 

I was lucky enough (and quick enough) to sign up for a high quality swap that I've been wanting to participate in for years.  I combined several things for this card:
  • 1st - another Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenge for January (CCREW0114CF):  All the world is glittery! Show me something with glitter, it can be a glitter technique, glitter sheets, anything that glitters!
  • 3rd - some fun new DSP from the Occasions Catalog.  This catalog went live on Jan 3.  See it HERE now!   Shop HERE.

I hope this card is good enough for the ladies participating in this swap.  I sure enjoyed making it!  Really, the pictures don't do the glitter justice (it's really hard to photograph all the bling!)
Stay tuned for more Creative Crew Challenge projects!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango (Reinker), So Saffron (Reinker)
Stamps: Secret Garden, Lots Of Thanks
Accessories:  Window Sheets, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Secret Garden Framelits, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Circles Collections Framelits 
Punches: Modern Label, 2-1/2" Circle

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year & SCS Creative Crew!!!

Happy New Year!  I can hardly believe it's 2014!!  The holidays came so quickly and were done just as fast.  I'm looking forward to all that the new year will bring.  

First off - I've been a member of Splitcoaststampers (SCS) for a very long time.  It's been a great source of inspiration for me and I've met many virtual friends through this site.  Recently, I was honored to be asked to be on the Creative Crew and post some of my projects based on challenges.  Here is my first project:

The 1st challenge (CCREW0114DF): January in Michigan can be like a Crystal Ball: Icy, Shimmery, White, cool blues, soft pinks, all mixed up with some earthy tones of red berries, evergreens, and tree branches all coated with clear stuff! See an inspiration photo attached (didn't load well, but at least you get the color ideas).  Show us your take on Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, using some cool wintery colors listed above.

I interpreted the challenge a little bit.  I wasn't feeling the new Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (yet!) so I went with the colors in the inspiration photo.  And I used the layout I had used before HERE.  I love this layout.

Stay tuned for more projects from the different challenges!  

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Sweet Essentials
Accessories:  Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Rhinestones
Punches:  Merry Minis Punch Pack


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