Friday, August 29, 2014

Shake It Real Good!!

Good Afternoon Everyone! Let's just say my day hasn't gone as planned. Anyway, I wanted to quickly post my card because today is Friday. Our Friday Mashup challenge this week is hosted by Lisa.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a Project using "Animals". 
  • Create a "Shaker card" project.
  • or Mash it up! and create a "Shaker Card with an Animal". 

Isn't that little panda cute? Well here is my little shaker card.

So my shaker is kind of small, but it was fun to use the star framelits to make it a different shape. Also, the little croc is so cute. Now I challenge you to head over to the Friday Mashup and "shake" the challenge.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Mashup #174-Bokeh!

BOKEH! That's right, some of you may be thinking I've found some new slang, but actually, it's a new technique that is super fun to try!
This week at the Friday Mashup, Holly is stretching our paint brushes and challenging us to try something new.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with the "Bokeh Technique".  Go to the website for a link to a tutorial.
  • Create a project with "Die Cuts".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Bokeh project using a Die Cut". 

I thought this was a lot of fun. Here is my project!

Ok, so my color combo was inspired from a sunset. I love the colors orange and purple together especially when you look out across the sky and see them mixing during a beautiful sunset. I also love this stamp set FLOWER PATCH. The sentiment, "Be You (tiful)" is one of my favorite sayings.

The steps to making my card were pretty simple.
1. I did the Bokeh technique as my background.
2. I took my die cut from "FLOWER FLAIR" and cut out the different flowers.
3. I stamped the flower center from FLOWER PATCH in the center of the flowers.
4. I embellished with some pearls and little punched flowers.
5. Last, but not least, I used dimensionals to raise the "Bokeh" part up off the white part. Hope that makes sense.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Let it Snow! and Strrrrrriiiike!!!

Good Morning Everyone! Today is a double header! We have two different posts to look at. The first is Friday Mashup! Since school is around the corner, Cindy thought it would be fun if we went back to our Alma Maters and used them for some inspiration!

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with " a School theme". 
  • Create a project with "Your School Colors".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "School themed project with your school's colors". 

Now some of you may be looking at this card and wondering, "What does this have to do with school?" or "Those colors aren't exactly 'snow' colors" Well, here's a little sneak into my past. I went to Snow College in Ephraim, Utah! It was some of the best two years of my life!!! It's located in this small little town, the class sizes are small and I guarantee that it will be some of the best education, your child will have.

As you can tell from the card, their colors are orange & navy. In the end, I thought it turned out to be a cute little card. Now I challenge all of you to head over to the Friday Mashup and bring back those old college mememories!


Stampin' Celebration also has a new challenge starting today!! It's a sketch. Anita created this sketch and I think it's a super fun one.

Since my boys are baseball kids, I thought I would get a head start and create a layout for the baseball pics. Two of my most favorite things on this page are the alphabet stamp set, METRO TYPE and the little guy at the bottom holding the bat SIMPLY SPORTS. It's so fun to use stamp sets to create your backgrounds. Now take a few moments to check out the other DT projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Mashup #171

It's time for another Friday Mashup!

Today's challenge is so cute! I didn't "mash" things up this week, I just focused on the "punch art" aspect but I can't wait to try to pom pom thing. So here goes this week's challenge.

 Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with "Pom Poms". 
  • Create a project with "Punch Art:.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Punch Art project with Pom Poms on it". 

Now I admit, I am cheating a little bit here. I made this card for my daughter's birthday, but it is my one claim to punch art fame and I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

My daughter absolutely loves Minnie Mouse. So I took a picture of Minnie from a book that we have a tried to recreate it the best I could. I don't profess to be great at punch art, but I am pretty happy with how this turned out.

Now everyone needs to take the opportunity to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and check out the other design team members stuff. I get to create with such talented ladies.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

SC #84 It's School Time!

Happy August 1st everyone!! Can you believe we are already here? The kiddos start back to school in a couple of weeks and then Summer if officially over :(     Now don't get me wrong, I love the beginning of a new school year. I know I'm a little weird but it's so exciting to get new clothes, new school supplies (sigh!!!) and meet all the new friends you're going to make! To help us kick the school year off, 
Stampin' Celebration is helping is out. We have a new challenge for the month.

Now my project for this challenge is a little different than my normal project but I thought, hey why not get two things done at once. 

Ok, so this is my MDS push for the month. I don't use MDS very often, but when I need something cute, I use this wonderful program to help me out. We just did a luncheon for our teachers as they are getting ready to head back to school. I wanted to give them a little "party favor" and what teacher doesn't need pencils?  I made this cute little tag, created it to be the perfect size to punch out with a 2" circle punch and then tied it to a bundle of pencils.

It says " You're Just "Write" for our school" ! I know isn't it cute? Now everyone needs to head over to the Stampin' Celebration Blog and see what you are inspired to make for "School" this year.

Happy Stamping!!