Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thanks For Everything! Make It Monday and a Retro Sketch




I am playing along with this week's  Papertrey's  Make It Monday Challenge.  This week's challenge is Water Splats.  

I combined three colors: pure poppy, orange jest, and harvest gold then added the water spats.    I sort of got carried away with the splats.  LOL!  It was fun to sort of make a mess and be creative at the same time.   I used  the Wet Paint stamp set for the sentiment.   I used Background Basics:  Inspiration stamp set in pure poppy behind the focal panel.    I used MFT Blueprints 12.   I finished with the little tab and harvest gold button threaded with some red/white thread.   

I combined this challenge with this week's Retro Sketches.  Love this CAS design.   This is a 4.5 squared card.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Crazy 4 Challenges with a Sketch!




Happy Saturday!  We have a new and fun challenge for you this week at Crazy 4 Challenges!   Check out the C4C blog for more challenge details at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C232).  



This week's challenge is 
a sketch!




Color combo #pillows 

For my card I using Verve's Scripture Medley 2, Dream Big, and Making a Statement stamp sets.  I combined Verve's Loopy Blooms and Dreamy Leaves die sets.  I die cut the loopy bloom flower and colored with alcohol markers.  I added some color coordinating glitter to the center with a glue pen.  I found my color inspiration from a Pinterest photo.  I am using MFT card stock sampler and Blueprints 11.



Check out what the rest of the team did with this week's challenge!




As always thanks so much for stopping by!  


Betty


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Birthday! Color Palette with a Sketch!




Happy Thursday!  I am so enjoying my Spring Break doing absolutely nothing!  We were going to go to the beach, but it got cold so we decided to stay home and do stuff around the home.  Trust me that is enough to keep us busy for longer than a week.   Yard work like house work is never ending.   I am okay with that since it gave me crafty time, too!

So, the other day I posted a card using some MFT stamps and dienamics.  I was shocked at how little I had in my stash.  I really thought I had more.  I got on the MFT site and ordered me a few goodies and they came today! Already?  What?  Happy Dancing!  I jumped in my crafty space and unwrapped my package and started stamping.  I was thrilled to try MFT card stock.   I got me a pack of the Card Stock Sampler since I had none.  WOW!  What an amazing assortment of colors! 

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I decided to play along with this week's MFT Get Sketchy Challenge and the monthly MFT Color Palette Challenge.    
MFTWSC172I am using MPD  Blooming Roses with matching Rose Bouquet dies and LJD Pretty Poppies sentiment and scripted background.  I die cut the Razzle Berry and Blu Raspberry using Fishtail Flag Stax dies.  I just cut off the fishtail portion on the BR panel.  I already had those...luv!  I needed a chubby oval to fit my sentiment so I opted to use the  Rounded Banner Stax that I already had.  I just flipped it around to create a double ended "chubby oval."     I improvised with the inks, but they are definitely on my wishlist!  I decided to keep this sketch somewhat CAS!  I did have to turn it, though!  ;0)

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So Happy For You!




Happy Tuesday!  Popping in with a card to share.  It has been a rainy cloud covered day.  The thunderstorm system coming through has brought with it  COLD temperatures.     I just spent Saturday putting away winter clothing and breaking out the spring and summer clothes.  Oh, well!    Oh, the bright side, when it is rainy out, it is a fabulous time to craft!  


http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef01a51193d2d0970c-piApril 14 Betsy SSI am playing along with this week's Papertrey's Make It Monday and Papertrey's April Inspiration Archive.  The MIM challenge is to stamp and emboss on small die cuts.    For my card I combined the colors, layout, various PTI stamp sets to create the finished project.  For the stamping on the small die cuts, I do not actually own the stamps that come with the dies, so I improvised with some background images.  I like the finished look.  I love playing with colors, however, I find it truly challenging to incorporate this many colors onto one card and find a balance.  I am actually impressed that I used these colors without a single flower anywhere on the card.  Now, that is truly a challenge for me!  I am also playing along with this week's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!   Love the inspiration picture!

As always thanks  so much for stopping by!

Betty

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Favorite Peeps! Crazy 4 Challenges and a VLV Sketch!


Happy Saturday!  We have a new and fun challenge for you this week at Crazy 4 Challenges!   Check out the C4C blog for more challenge details at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C231).  



This week's challenge is 
Get Your "Egg On"


For my card I using Verve's Egg-stra Special and Chicks Rule stamp sets.  I colored the image with a mixture of alcohol markers.  I added some decorative strips tags using Verve's Banner Bundle and Flag It dies.  I finished the card with a sparkly yellow heart balloon using the Wavy Heart die.  I am using this week's VLV Sketch for April Week 2.

Check out what the rest of the team did with this week's challenge!




As always thanks so much for stopping by!  


Betty