Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gee, thanks! / CMCC#61

So, I've found another blog with fun creative challenges!  This one is called Colour Me! and their challenge this week is to use just one color, Tangelo Twist (from Stampin' Up!) though neutrals are permitted.  It can be challenging to use just one color, but the results can be pretty and easy on the eyes.  What do you think?
I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Really Good Greetings
Card stock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Tangelo Twist
Inks:  Tangelo Twist, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Embellishment:  Tangelo Twist sequins (leftover from a Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit!)


Thanks for clicking by...set aside some time to do some creating today!!

Smiles,
Denise

Sprinkled with Love / MOJO 387

SNOW DAY TODAY!!  YAY!!!  It's beautiful!  Everything is closed so I was able to stay home and "work" on this post. :)

I'm sharing with you my first entry into a MOJO Monday contest.  In case you aren't familiar with MOJO Monday, they have great card sketches every Monday.  Lots and lots of card makers play along with them.  I've used several of their sketches in designing my cards.  They're a great resource, even if you don't play along.  I really like this particular sketch, so I thought I'd finally try my luck.  Here's what I came up with:
Yes, I did glue each sprinkle on one at a time!!  Time consuming, but too cute not to!

I used a combination of products from Stampin' Up! and My Favorite Things for this card:

Papers, inks, starburst die cut, twine and ribbon:  Stampin' Up!
Stamps, button and background and donut die cuts:  My Favorite Things

Thanks for clicking by, and see you next time!

Smiles,
Denise

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Donut Forget I Love You

Who doesn't like donuts?!  My Favorite Things recently released the most fun stamp set called Donuts and Sprinkles, which has a coordinating die set.  I couldn't wait to start playing with them!  BTW, the papers, ribbon and dots stamp are from Stampin' Up!  Here's my first donut card...more to come! :)
Thanks for clicking by...squeeze in some time to create today!

Smiles,
Denise

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March's Card of the Month

OK, so it's the first of the month, and I'm actually ready with a new Card of the Month!  I hope you like it -- I was going for fun and bold this time!
You can see the inside on my Card of the Month page.

Hope you're enjoying your day and doing some creating of your own!

Smiles,
Denise



Saturday, February 28, 2015

52CCT - February Stash Challenge / Markers

Greetings,

I haven't played along in 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for awhile, and I had some time so thought I'd participate in this week's challenge, which is using markers.  Now you know I'm not too good at coloring so don't laugh!!  But here's my submission:
All products (except the spotted background paper), is from Stampin' Up!  I have no clue where I got that background paper!

Thanks for clicking by, and hope you have some time to create this weekend!

Best,
Denise

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hot Air Balloon Birthday

Hi,

With the weather keeping me inside, I've been able to do a lot of stamping this weekend.  Today I'm just posting a fun birthday card.  All products (except the stitched edge rectangle) are from Stampin' Up!  The stitched edge rectangle is from My Favorite Things.
Hope you find some time to create today!
Smiles,
Denise

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Essence of Love is Kindness

Taking the stamping world by storm are alcohol based markers, because they blend so well.  I've shied away from them because I can't color -- maybe in kindergarten someone laughed at my "art"work, but whatever.  I just don't color  -- it takes too much time and I've never liked the results.  I've always liked the "solid" stamps because the artwork is done, and you don't need to do any coloring.

Yet, the "line" stamps can be so beautiful, or cute, or a lot of things.  Stampin' Up! is now offering their own line of alcohol based markers, called Blendabilities.  I decided to give them a go with this card, and ventured further with this one:
What do you think?  I guess I'm making progress but still have a ways to go!  Many thanks to
Sandra Peters Campbell for giving a Blendabilities Basics class at a Croppin' Queens meeting last month -- she's an awesome teacher and I learned so much!

Thanks for stopping by.  Hoping this bouquet of flowers reminds you that Spring really is just a few weeks away!!

Smiles,
Denise

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spanish Prayer

If you've been reading my blog, you know I have a daughter serving a mission for our church.  She's in Mexico, so is learning and speaking Spanish.  I do send her cards but it takes two months to get there, and I am not kidding.  I try not to send bulky cards because that only complicates things!

I found a stamp from Verses stamp company in Spanish that I thought would be perfect for her.  Here's the card I did with it:
The translation is:  When I make a card for you, I put a prayer inside."  Perfect right?!  Everything but the stamp is from Stampin' Up!

Hope you have a creative evening,
Denise


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Classic Rock

Here's a new addition to the selection of birthday cards you can choose from.  I know a lot of people I will send this to! 
Check out the shop birthday cards page for more details.

Have a creative day,
Denise

Saturday, February 14, 2015

You Float My Boat

Happy Valentine's Day!  I've been waiting for today to post this card, as it's the one I made for my husband.  He is a sailor so I thought this would be perfect.  The inside says "Let's Make Some Waves".  The papers and inks are from Stampin' Up!, but the stamp set ("Sailor Girl") and background heart die are from My Favorite Things

This is the first time I made a card on my own using alcohol-based markers to get that shaded look.  It's a little hard to see, but there actually is some shading in the blue and hair!  I'll have to keep practicing as I'm clearly not that good at it!

Hope you've had a sweet day,
Denise

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Welcome, Baby

Hello, and thanks for visiting!  Here is a card I made for a friend at work.  She doesn't know if she's having a boy or a girl.  No matter -- it's always a treat to make a baby card!  All products are from Stampin' Up!

See you next time,
Denise

Thursday, February 5, 2015

iPhone Hello

OK, these stamps and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things are the cutest!  The papers and one stamp, #IJUSTLOVEYOU are from Stampin' Up!, but everything else is from My Favorite Things.  I've recently discovered My Favorite Things, and wow!!  They have an amazing product line - I want it all!  Wish I had known about them sooner!
Thanks for visiting!  Take some time to create today!

Smiles,
Denise

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

When it's Hard to Find the Right Words

It's hard to know how to comfort someone who has lost a loved one -- everyone's different.  One of the things I do is send a card I've made.  Unfortunately, the past few weeks I've had to send out several of them.  Just posting to give you ideas for when it's hard to find the right words.
Take care,
Denise

Monday, February 2, 2015

I Do Love You

There's no mistaking your message with this card!  You'll also find it on the Love page, where you can see the inside message as well.
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're finding time in your busy life to create!
Smiles,
Denise