Sunday, May 1, 2016

Star Birthday

Happy May, friends! This weekend, I had a little time in the studio. I'm sharing one of the cards I made for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SplitcoastStampers. Vicki, aka Basement Stamper, was our featured stamper FS482. She has a fabulous gallery & has been making cards for quite some time. I remember her work from before my hiatus & loved it then as I do now. I chose her Confetti Birthday card to case. As you might know with the FS Challenge, you change some elements & keep other elements. You can see her card here: I changed the confetti to stars by using a star stencil from Simon Says Stamp (SSS); I think it was in one of the monthly kits a while back but it hadn't seen ink. I also changed the colors to Real Red, Midnight Muse and Marina Mist. I punched three balloons; one in each color & popped up on dimensionals. I hand drew the balloon string. I kept Vicki's idea of a die cut happy but I used the "Express Edges" Happy from DieVersions in Midnight Muse & then stamped birthday in Midnight Muse using PTI's Everyday Happiness. Last I added a few wooden stars colored with a red marker. Have a great week!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fast & Fab Trio

Hello there, friends! In between household chores and errands, and making cards for my monthly stamp club card swap, I made this card for a few of the Splitcoast Stampers' challenges. Our SU stamp club has a total of twelve of us so I design and make 16 identical cards (4 extra for my stash or my give away, gift box). I didn't get done, so I can't show you yet, but I got the design and the cutting completed, so I'm well on my way. Anyway...back to this card...I made it for several challenges-
The first challenge was the USE IT 2016- check it! The whole goal is to use your stash. My studio is busting at the seams with product so I will definitely be playing this challenge more often!
The second challenge was the Color Challenge (CC578)- Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant. 
The third challenge was the Featured Stamper (FS489). I Barbara's Baily Flower card. 
Thanks for taking a look!
Hugs, Marilyn

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Birthday Elle

Happy Saturday! And Happy Spring!
Even though it's on the colder side in the Lou (St. Louis), the bright sunny day and the flowers & trees blooming make for a marvelous day. Today I am sharing my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch challenge

This card was also made for the SSS Wednesday Challenge, Happy Birthday.
 Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
I've vowed to start using my stash, so my papers are from retired SU! A Walk in the Park. The blue is Baja Breeze which I wish never retired, but I feel that way about every blue. The cute elephant is Avery Elle.
Hope you like it! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Marilyn