Saturday, April 30, 2011

Four Challenges in One Card



So I was checking out the newest challenges yesterday and I was completely inspired to create a card incorporating four challenges. Yes, that's right, four challenges! The challenges are:

Pals Paper Arts - PPA91 Elements of Style - CAS - Buttons
Clean and Simple Stamping - 138 Sketch Design
Just Add Ink - JAI66 - Just Add a Flower
DO Stamping with Dawn - DO Stamping Stars Thursday Challenge - Color My World SSC #046

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SSC046
Here's my card:


















Here's the recipe:

CS: River Rock, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Bits, Bring on the Cake
Embellishments: Bitty Buttons
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Wishes

Hi there,

Mother's Day is coming up and both my mom and my mother-in-law love flowers so I've designed this card for them. I've also designed this card with a card challenge in mind. This time I went to Stamping Only Challenges and the theme was Mother's Day cards. I just love how I could create so many different flowers with the Build a Blossom stamp set and the Blossom Petals Punch. I don't think that I'll ever get tired of this set.

Here's the card:















Here's the recipe:

CS: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Stamp set: Build a Blossom, Well Scripted
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Antique Brad
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blossom Petals Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by,

Ana

Monday, April 25, 2011

Butterfly Flight

Hoppy Easter Monday! I hope that everyone has enjoyed celebrating Easter with family and friends. Hopefully you enjoyed some chocolate as well. I have another card in a challenge for today's post. I went to Stamping 411 again for this challenge Stamping 411. I like this sketch and I was happy to finally use my Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper since I've had it for quite a while.

Here's the sketch:




Here's my card:















Here's the recipe:

CS: Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
DSP: Lap of Luxury
Stamp Set: Bliss
Ink: (Stampin' Write Markers) Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Versa Mark
Embellishments: Very Vanila 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Paper Snips

Have a great day,
Ana

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!
Check back next week for some new projects!

Thanks for visiting our blog.
Heather and Ana

Friday, April 22, 2011

Two Challenges in One Card

I'm at it again. I just love creating cards using a challenge, or two. For this card I went to Stamping 411 for a colour challenge. I really like the colour combination in this challenge. It makes me think of Spring! Next I went to Pals Paper Arts for a sketch challenge. I really like the layout of this sketch. I was excited to use the Paisley Petals DSP again. I'm loving this DSP and I might have to order more when it comes out in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. I also couldn't wait to use my Build a Blossom stamp set and the Blossom Petals punch.











Ppa90 sketch















And here's my card:


















CS: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
DSP: Paisley Petals
Stamp set: Build a Blossom
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers (Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango)
Embellishments: Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brads
Tools: Crimper, Mat Pack, Blossom Petals Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Easter card

Happy Easter everyone! I hope that you're enjoying the Easter weekend with friends and family. I'm enjoying having the time off to have a slower pace and I have more time for cards. This is the card I gave to Heather for Easter. The polka dots made me think of decorated Easter eggs. The DSP is retired, but I love the colours in the paper. Actually I'm using a few supplies that are retired. I need to use up my retired supplies so I could purchase some new things from Stampin' Up.

Here's the card:















Here's the recipe:

CS: Whisper White, Temping Turquoise
DSP: Petals & Paisleys (retired)
Stamp sets: Bliss, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rose Rose
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (retired), Temping Turquoise 1/4" gros grain ribbon (retired), So Saffron brads (retired from the Rich Regals brads pack)
Tools: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, paper snips

Enjoy the Easter weekend and I hope that you enjoy lots of chocolate!
Ana

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cottage Splendor

Happy Tuesday,

I hope that the weather is cheery where you are because it's been cold and wet here in London, Ontario. I know the rain is good for the flowers, but we need more warm weather. At least this card makes me think warm summery thoughts. I love how Cottage Wall coordinates with Cottage Garden. I recently received Cottage Wall from my clearance rack order from Stampin Up! and I couldn't wait to use it. It's a bonus that it uses one of my favourite colours - Rich Razzleberry. I don't think I'll ever tire of this DSP or stamp set. For this card I am doing another card challenge. I'm back at The Paper Players for the challenge. I just love the clean lines of this sketch.

Here's the sketch:














Here's my card:















Here are the details for the card:

CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Cottage Wall
Stamp Set: Cottage Garden
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments: Rich Razzleberry ½" polka dot grosgrain ribbon (also from the Stampin' Up! clearance rack), Basic Pearls, Paper Snips
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Monday, April 18, 2011

So happy Monday to you. In London, we got snow yesterday... seriously! April 17th and we got snow!
That being said, I decided to stay warm inside and catch up on my scrapbooking. I've been scrapbooking in the traditional sense since I was 13 or so - but this past year I was introduced to MDS (My Digital Studio) which I have now fallen in love with. MDS is an amazing software put out by Stampin' Up that allows you to make scrapbooks, cards, journals etc. on your computer. You can then either print them out though SU or take them to a local photofinishing place (I usually do Costco because it's so close to where I live)!

This 8 X 8 scrapbook page is a blue vintage inspired. The main colours are Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy. I'm thrilled with how it turned out. For those of you who don't know us personally and have wondered "Who are Heather and Ana???"... Ana is on the left and Heather is on the right!

Click on the picture to see it enlarged and check out the little details!


Hope you enjoyed this MDS page. I'm looking at sharing a few more in the future (now that I've figured out how to upload them!

Have a great Monday!

Heather

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Flower Power

Hello,

It's time for another challenge. I found a new card challenge to do. For this card I went to The Friday Mashup http://www.fridaymashup.com/. I love this challenge because it combines a sketch and colour challenge in one card. Once I went through my Designer Series Paper I noticed that Paisley Petals incorporates all three colours, I knew that I wanted to use that paper. It was love at first sight with this DSP and I ordered it right away with the sneek peak from Stampin' Up!http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryID=792. It will be available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue in July. This challenge uses a scallop circle punch which I don't own. I improvised it using the small circle punch in my Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I just punched out some small circles and then cut them in half. Then I adhered them to the back of the circle et voilà. I saw this technique on a blog. I am also participating in the Pals Paper Arts challenge PPA 89 Fashion Inspiration - Flowers http://www.palspaperarts.com/.


Flowers

And here's my card:



















And the details are:

CS: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
DSP: Paisley Petals DSP
Stamp Set: Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink (Stampin' Write Markers) : Cajun Craze, Marina Mist
Embellishments: Crumb Coat 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Trim Border

Thanks for looking,
Ana



Saturday, April 16, 2011

One Card... Three Challenges!

So I've been a bit MIA lately (not that anyone is counting but it's been 10 days since my last post). Things have been crazy with things at school... DanceFest, ChoralFest, Spring Concert, etc. multiplied by 2 schools (I'm exhausted just reading all this)! It's a great time of the year at school but super busy!

I thought I would be efficient this weekend and create one card that met requirements for three challenges.

The challenges are...

1) Stamping 411 - Saturday Sketch Challenge #199 http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/04/saturday-sketch-challenge-199.html
2) Stampin' Up Only Challenges - # 16 It's Raining Cats and Dogs (Animal Theme) http://suochallenges.com/
3) Stampin Royalty - Challenge #67 Spring Has Sprung! http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/

The card I've created is an Easter Card that incorporates spring colours and a butterfly!



Details please...
CS: Regal Rose
DSP: Nursery Suite
Ink: Marina Mist
Stamp Set: Bliss and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon

Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by,

Heather

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Circle Circus Fun

Hi there,

Another day, another challenge. This time around, I'm participating in the The Paper Players Challenge colour challenge with Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade and So Saffron http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/. These colours are bright and cheery, just like the weather outside today. For this card I was inspired to use my Circle Circus stamp set and create my own DSP. I really like the versatility of this stamp set.


Here's my card creation:















Here are the details for the card:

CS: Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White
Stamp sets: Circle Circus, Bliss
Ink: Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Embellishments: So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Scallop Edge Border punch, Crimper

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birthday Blossom card

Happy weekend to you,

I hope the sun is shining where you are. Today is a beautiful day here in London, Ontario. I hope that the sunny spring weather is here to stay. This card is a combination of two card challenges. I am using the sketch challenge from http://inkspirations-challenges.blogspot.com/ and the colour challenge from April 7 at  http://stamping411.blogspot.com/. I am really loving the Build a Blossom stamp set and the coordinating Blossom Petals punch. There are so many flowers that you could create with them.

Here is the sketch:


















The colours for this card are:
















And here's my card that combines the two challenges:















The details for the card are:

CS: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
DSP: Elegant Soirée
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke
Stamp set: Build a Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments: Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, 2-1/2" circle punch 

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cards for Guys!

I always find creating cards for guys soooo difficult. I created the following "guy" card (generic enough that it could be a birthday, thank you, thinking of you etc. card). I decided to use this card for Father's Day (a little early to be doing this but I was inpsired so why not?).


Details please...
CS: Chocolate Chip
DSP: Day of Gratitude (I've had this paper since the fall because I HAD TO HAVE IT... then couldn't figure out to do with it and havn't used it until now)!
Embellishments: Button Latte
Tools: Paper Crimper, Big Shot, Billboard Letter Die

Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Monday, April 4, 2011

Itty Bitty Flowers - Punch Challenge

Well, it's a new week and I'm participating in a new challenge. I was checking out the Pals Paper Arts http://www.palspaperarts.com/ web site and wanted to create a card for the PPA 87 – Technique Challenge – Punches, but I wasn't sure what punches or what colours I would use. Well, Heather and I were talking about our favourite DSP - Razzleberry Lemonade and I knew that I had to use that. I really love this DSP and I just love the colours in this DSP! I'm sad that it's retired. I also wanted to use the Itty Bitty stamp set with coordinating punches.

Here's the card:















The details for the card are:

CS: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry (retired), Melon Mambo, Whisper White
DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade (retired)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry (retired), Dusty Durango (retired)
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Bits, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments: Rich Razzleberry 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Scallop Trim Border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

I LOVE PURPLE!!!

Purple is one of my favourite colours (along with teal, brown, green, and pink)! I'm obsessed with the SU colour Rich Razzleberry but one of my recent favourites the In Color Concord Crush. It's a super deep purple.

I created this card for a good friend who just got a new job. It combines two of my favourite colours - Pretty in Pink and Concord Crush as well as the Bliss stamp set : )

And drumroll please...... here it is!


Details please...
CS: Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink
DSP: Lap of Luxury
Ink: Concord Crush
Stamp Set: Bliss, A Word for You
Embellishments: Pearl from Pretties Kit
Tools: Stampin' Sponge, Modern Label Punch

Happy Monday to you!
Thanks for stopping by to check out our blog.
Heather

Sunday, April 3, 2011

CASE STUDY #33

OK... so I'm on a roll and thought while I had some time today I'd do one more challenge card.

Check out http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/

They give you an "inspiration card" and your challenge is to create something based the the "inspiration".

I've created a Mother's Day Card


Details please...
CS: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
DSP: Sending Love
Ink: Chocoalte Chip, Pretty in Pink
Stamp Sets: Bliss, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments: Antique Brads
Tools: Stampin Sponges, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Enjoy your day!
Heather

Time for a Challenge... (or two)!

Today I decided to combine two challenges into one project.
I am taking part in Stampin' Royalty's "The Heat is On"  http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
AND
Just Add Ink's "Just Add a Bag or a Box".  http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/

So this project combined heat embossing with making a box! Here is the final product.
Isn't it cute? It's a little pizza box filled with note cards! The flower is clear embossed on bright pink paper and sponged using Rich Razzleberry ink.

Details please?
CS: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink
DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set:: Three Little Words
Embellishments: Jumbo Brads 5/16" Neutrals (Chocolate Chip)
Adheasive: Stick Strip (a must)!

ENJOY the rest of your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by to visit our blog. We've had sooo many visitors from all over the world.
Post a comment and let us know where you are from!

Heather

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Clean and Simple Flower Design

It's challenge time again. I'm getting hooked on doing card challenges. This time I went to http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/ to participate in their challenge. I wasn't sure what stamp set to use with this design until I saw my Cottage Garden stamp set. I just LOVE the flowers in this set.

Here's the sketch:

 

















And here's my card:















Here are the details for the card:

CS: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Cottage Life, Bring on the Cake
Ink: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Embellishments: Basic Pearls
Tools: Paper snips, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
Ana