Thursday, June 21, 2012

365 Cards - Day 114 Color Combo


Here we are again, and this time with the end of school in our rearview and lots of summer fun coming up!!  Happy Friday everyone!  That means that it's time for another fantasmic color scheme challenge from 365 Cards!


A very nice masculine or natural color combo for you to play with today! Here is my creation, stamp is from this week's FABULOUS sponsor, DRS Designs!





Here is the official color swatch from 365 Cards:



For your reference, the color equivalents I used on my card are all Stampin' Up! - Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip and Going Grey.  

Alright, that's Day 114 you guys!!  Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog, and visit our sponsor, DRS Designs!  Playing along this week at 365 Cards give you a chance to win a $10 store gift certificate from DRS.  Woot!

Friday, June 8, 2012

365 Cards - Day 100 Colors!

Here we are again, and this time with the end of school in our rearview and lots of summer fun coming up!!  Happy Friday everyone!  That means that it's time for another fantasmic color scheme challenge from 365 Cards!


A very pretty summery color combo for you to enjoy today! Here is my creation, stamps from Paper Pretties (Hang In There):





What a fun one!  Yes, I know I have a fail of the reddish-purple color, but after 10 minutes of digging through my stash of patterned paper, I wanted to STAMP so I just went with these.  :)  Anyway, here you can see the official color swatch from 365 Cards:



For your reference, the color equivalents I used on my card are all Stampin' Up! - Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.  The purple-y color is from a DCWV stack.  

Alright, that's Day 100 you guys!!  Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog

Friday, June 1, 2012

365 Cards - Day 93 Color Challenge


Wow, I have been really bad at keeping up my own blog!!  Sheesh!  I hope you guys are still hitting up the store and challenge blogs to see current cards...


ANYHOO...Happy Friday!  That means that it's time for another fantasmic color scheme challenge from 365 Cards!


A favorite color scheme of my own, personally, this week, to compliment our gorgeous digital papers from Heidi Stock Design!  Heidi is offering 40% off of anything in the store right now as part of the 365 Cards promotion, just enter coupon code 365365 at checkout.  You also have a chance to win 3 paper packs of your choice for playing along with our 365 cards challenges this week!  First off, here is my creation:






What a fun one!  Here you can see the official color swatch from 365 Cards:



I know swatches can sometimes be a little hard to determine based on computer monitor variations, lighting, etc.  That's ok!  Get close and play along with us!  You don't want me getting color challenged all alone do you? For your reference, the color equivalents I used on my card are all Stampin' Up! - Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, and Handsome Hunter.  The first green, on the far left and also on the polka dots on the background paper did not have a cardstock matchup.

Alright, that's Day 93 you guys!!  Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog

Friday, April 13, 2012

365 Cards - Day 44 Color Challenge

Whew, we did it!  Happy Friday!  That means that it's time for another fantasmic color scheme challenge from 365 Cards!


A very classic color scheme this week, to compliment this great image from Robyn's Fetish!  They have sponsored us this week and it's always a treat to play with their digis!  Here is my creation:





What a fun one!  Here you can see the official color swatch from 365 Cards:



I know swatches can sometimes be a little hard to determine based on computer monitor variations, lighting, etc.  That's ok!  Get close and play along with us!  You don't want me getting color challenged all alone do you? For your reference, the colors I used on my card are all Stampin' Up! - Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.  

Alright, that's Day 44 you guys!!  Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog



Friday, April 6, 2012

365 Cards: Day 37 COLORS

Hey stampy people!!!  It's Friday, Friday!  Thank goodness SPRING BREAK week is over (going out tonight with the hubs and some friends, WOOTWOOT), aaaaaand it's time for another fantasmic color scheme challenge from 365 Cards!


Very beachy/earthy this weeks with is PERFECTION, since we are being sponsored by DRS Designs and I chose this perfect-for-a-lazy-Friday-I-wish-I-was-having-one Brush Beach Scene.






And here is the official swatch for the color combo:
I know swatches can sometimes be a little hard to determine based on computer monitor variations, lighting, etc.  That's ok!  Get close and play along with us!  You don't want me getting color challenged all alone do you?  Of course not!  For your reference, the colors I used on my card are PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Sahara Sand, More Mustard and Creamy Caramel.  


Alright, that's Day 37 you guys!!  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog and Happy Easter weekend! 


Friday, March 30, 2012

365 Cards - Day 30

Hey stampy people!!!  It's Friday, Friday!  Thank goodness the week is over, and it's time for another GORGEOUS color scheme challenge from 365 Cards!


Here is the color combo:


LOVE love the purples in this!  And here is my card.  The sentiment is from a company I used to design for that is sadly, no longer in business - the Little Paper Shop.  Julia had such beautiful stamp sets, I kept all of mine and I still like to use them :)





Alright, that's Day 30 you guys!!  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR mad color skills! 


Friday, March 2, 2012

365 Cards - Day 2!

Hey stampy people!!!  It's Friday, Friday!  ANDDDDD it's also a NEW 365 CARDS YEAR! Woo hoo!  We are on Day 2 today and the challenge is Inspired by Sunrise.


Here is my sunrise theme.  I didn't want to overpower the main image with a lot of embellishments so I tried to keep it a bit simple today.  I pulled out this Stampin' Up! stamp set that I HAD to have and used once.  Hey, perfect for today so I guess that was a good call purchase after all!  :)




Alright, that's Day 2 you guys!!  Make sure you give a BIG welcome to the 4 new members of the 365 family!  They will be inspiring you on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.  We are thrilled to have many old favorites still with us as well, it's going to be another fabulous year of daily inspiration!


So, happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR inspired-by skills! 


Friday, February 24, 2012

365 Cards - Day 361: 20 Minutes

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "20 Minutes".  Create a card, any card, in 20 minutes or less.


Now I admit I am not all that fast of a stamper, in general.  Of course when there's coloring involved, most of us probably aren't.  So how do we make a "quickie" card?  I have found 3 ways that I can manage it.  1) use an image that looks ok in just outline form, but dress it up with paper and embellies. 2) use a large sentiment and no "picture" image. 3) use stickers or other pre-made embellishments for your main image(s).  I chose #3 this time, using these cute cardstock stickers from Sassafrass Lass and adding in a small sentiment at the bottom (Paper Pretties)! 




I will admit this took me 22 minutes.  There was an issue with the embellies I chose for the bottom corner originally; they just weren't working right, and I had to dig into the button drawer for replacement options.  I think we can all understand how that would take awhile, right??  :)


Alright, that's what I've got for today!!!  Day 361 you guys!!  Next week will be part of the new 365 year!!  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR quick-card skills! 


Friday, February 17, 2012

365 Cards - Day 354: Prickly

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "Prickly".  Create a card with a texture element that is prickly - nothing smooth or soft.  Pam made me dig DEEP into the stash for this one!!


Here's my contribution, using this pretty flower from Prima, some glittery pine needles from my stash, and this sweet sentiment from Paper Pretties!  I love it when a plan comes together!  




And let's not forgot, you have UNTIL TOMORROW to apply for 365 Cards' design team call!!!  All the details are right here, so check it out!


Alright, that's what I've got for today!!!  Day 354 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR prickly side! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

365 Cards Design Team Call!!

Hello stamping friends!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend!  I just wanted to make SURE you know about the 365 Cards design team call.  Pam is looking for four designers to join us for the next 6 months!!  Yay!  You check out all the details -->>RIGHT HERE<<--, and good luck!  The deadline for application is February 18th.


Friday, February 10, 2012

365 Cards - Day 347: Pop Culture

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "Pop Culture".  Create a card based on a current trend.  Trends can be clothing, beauty, accessories, hair...if it's trending now, it's fair game. 


Here's my contribution, using this AD-OR-ABLE Turtle Love from Bugaboo Stamps.  Hey, it's Valentine's Day next week and now I'm ahead of the game!!  I went for a more masculine look so I can give this to someone in a few days...





Ok, I admit, I am not exactly up on what's trendy these days.  I got a little help from this web article, and decided to work with Color Blocking as my trend.  Paper is from Basic Grey and Scenic Route.  Ribbon from RABOM.  Colored with Copics.  Sentiment is from the Love Birds set by Paper Pretties


Alright, that's what I've got!!!  Day 347 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR pop culture knowledge! 


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PW192 - Texture

Hello blog land!!  I am back with another AWESOME challenge from Paper Pretties!  Don't forget, if you play along with us you could win free stamps or digis from the Paper Pretties Boutique!  Prizes every week!


This week's challenge (keyword:  PWC192) is to add texture to your card.  Yay!  I always have fun with this challenge.  So many options - embossing, clay, embellishments, glitter, flock...the list goes on.  I chose to use SAND for my main texture element on this card.  Yep, that's REAL BEACH SAND, imported from Florida.  :) Thanks Mom!




And that little man right there could be one of mine any time we go to visit!  Check out this great Life Is Good Cooper in the store.  I also added these fantabulouso burlap buttons from Nikki Sivils and some Cuttlebug background for good measure.  TEXTURE ON!


So, to play along just add some texture to a card and link up with us on the Paper Pretties Blog.  You MUST link there for a chance to win.  Please use the keyword when you upload to online galleries.  Have an awesome day friends!


Friday, February 3, 2012

365 Cards - Day 340: Abstract Art

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "So Abstract".  Create an abstract in the background of your card.  It doesn't have to be wild and crazy (although it can!), just make it abstract and it will work.


Here's my contribution, using one of two new sentiment stamp sets from Paper Pretties,
Cursive Greetings II.  How fun are these??  My shapes are from one of the Stampin' Up! sets I've hung on to.  Guess that was a good idea!




Alright!!!  Day 340 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR abstract art! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PWC191 - Ribbon!

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the Prettie Wednesday Challenge?! I bet you are!  If you play along with us you could WIN!   Check out the Paper Pretties Blog for all the details!

For this week's challenge (keyword: PWC191), your challenge is to make a card that includes ribbon (or twine).  To play along, just make a card that fits the challenge, then link up on the Paper Pretties Blog to enter.  Here is my contribution:



As you can see I put in my share of ribbon on this one!  I had fun trying to get creative with it, using our beautiful set "Follow Your Rainbow".  I hope you have fun too!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to head over to the Paper Pretties Blog for a full list of the day's eye candy and all the challenge (and PRIZE) details!  You link up THERE for your chance to win this week's prize!  Happy stamping everyone!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

365 Cards - Day 333: At This Moment

Hello in blog land!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "At This Moment".  At THIS VERY MOMENT, what are you doing?  What are you thinking?  What comes to your mind?  Translate YOUR moment into a card!


I am going to share my moment-inspired card, but I also want to share HOW I came to it.  It's a really great story, I promise!


My amazing little first grader has had a bit of a struggle staying challenged this year in school.  It's been very tough for him as he is SO intellectually curious, he all but demands knowledge.  We've all had our ups and downs with this over the last few months, trying to find a way to balance his need for higher education with his need to be seven, plus the various extra-curriculars, work and home.  Earlier this week he had a visit day at a different school.  He was incredibly nervous!!  (Well, who wouldn't be right?).  We talked it through for days beforehand; he went but he was worried.  I came back at the end of the day and my brave little man had 13 new best friends.  Could not have asked for a better day!  The big bonus?  Today we found out that he has been accepted.  :)  Could not be more proud and excited for him.  Absolutely COULD NOT.  So here's my card, obviously, in honor of my extremely proud mommy moment (I'm sorry the picture is not very good. I think the camera is due for a little checkup):


Alright!!!  Day 333 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR inspirational moment!  

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PWC190 - Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the Prettie Wednesday Challenge?! I bet you are!  If you play along with us you could WIN!   Check out the Paper Pretties Blog for all the details!

For this week's challenge (keyword: PWC190), your challenge is to make a card using Blue, Black and White.  Gotta love a good color challenge!  To play along, just make a card using this combo, then link up on the Paper Pretties Blog to enter.  Here is my contribution:



What a great combo, I do love me some BLUE!!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to head over to the Paper Pretties Blog for a full list of the day's eye candy and all the challenge (and PRIZE) details!  You link up THERE for your chance to win this week's prize!  Happy stamping everyone!


Friday, January 20, 2012

365 Cards - Day 326

Hello in blog land!!  Well I have stamped a bit but I keep forgetting to keep the blog updated!  But without further ado, here is today's challeng from 365 Cards -- "BREEZY".  What do you think of when you hear this word?  Use it as inspiration for your card today!!  Here is my breezy:




Day 326 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see the breezy beauty!