Friday, August 25, 2017

Coffee Helps

Happy Friday, Friends!!
My card today is for the Free For All Splitcoaststmpers Challenge, F4A392, National Day of Blank; you fill in the blank. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love coffee, so of course for me, It's National Day of Coffee. I am also making this as my template for my card swap with my scrappy girlfriends. I hope they like it!
Stamp: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Garden Green (SU)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, DSP- Coffee Break (SU); Solar White (Neenah) 
Accessories: Coffee Cups Framelits (SU), Polka Dot EF (Quickutz),  Chocolate Chip 15/16" satin ribbon (retired SU), white cotton twine (retired SU).

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Birthday Color Challenge- CC649

Her' my take on the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC649) to use Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist. I just love this Lemon Lime Twist- so trendy! I hope you like it!
Stamps: Amazing Birthday (SU retired)
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay (SU)
Paper: Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay (SU); Solar White (Neenah); DSP- Fresh Florals (SU); A Walk in the Park (retired SU)
Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/2 Finely Woven Ribbon (SU), Banners Framelits (SU); 1-1/4 & 1-3/8 circle punches.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Figgy Flourish

Hello Friends!
My card today was made for two SCS challenges. First, yesterday's color challenge, SCS CC648, to use Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Fresh Fig and Vanilla. I subbed white for vanilla.
The second was today's sketch challenge, SC658.

It took me a while to get a combination of the sketch and the colors that was pleasing to my eye. I cut the flourish in all three colors, tried the negative, had two different card base colors & multiple color combos of layer 2 and 3.  I just kept trying different arrangements until I came up with this. I have been CASEing most of my cards from Pinterest & so my own design mojo has taken a long holiday. I really enjoyed the process & why I wanted to get back to the challenges. I didn't get even a little frustrated but rather I just enjoyed the organic nature of creating something on my own. My own kind of challenge to resist frustration, if you know what I mean!

Thanks for stopping & have a great day!

Stamps: Happy Birthday (SU)
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Fresh Fig, DSP- Floral Flourishes (SU), Solar White #110 (Neenah)
Paper size: A2
Ink: Fresh Fig  (SU)
Accessories: Flourish thinlits (SU), patterned paper cutter blade 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Prima Pansies

Happy Monday Friends!
I created this card for two Splitcoaststampers (SCS) challenges. The first challenge was last week's sketch challenge (SC657) shown below.


The second challenge is today's Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC651) to emboss ribbon. This technique was a new SCS tutorial found here  & I thought I'd give it a whirl. Here is a close-up of the ribbon. Very subtle, but I like it!
Thanks for stopping! Have a great day!!
Stamps: None; Image from Prima Printables
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Euphoria DP (Basic Grey)
Ink: Copics for coloring 
Accessories: Ribbon-Satin Vanilla (SU); EF-Petal Burst (SU)
Techniques: Embossing Ribbon