{9.22.2012} TCS#4 triangles

This week,  The Cameo Spotlight challenge is all about arrows.  I had a new embossing folder arrive and what perfect timing!!!  The green panel has a subtle embossed triangle pattern.  I love it!!!  And I added one more triangle as a tab at the top.  I had a square scrap of yellow I was about to throw away when it hit me to fold it in half to make one more arrow.   My Cameo file is the little notebook paper.  I love that I can resize it to ANY size I need.  And the fishing image was trimmed out of the patterned paper used in the background.

We also have an amazing sponsor for this challenge.  Lettering Delights has generously offered a $25 Gift Certificate to our winner this week.  So exciting.  You can find all the deets for the challenge HERE.

I am also linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World


{9.11.2012} tuning in

This is a quickie post.  You might have seen this fun card on the Paper Made Bakery blog last week.  Well, I love it so much, I just had to enter it into the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Everything in the card is positioned to make the microphone on the cork the star.  Even the papers lead your eye there.  Initially, I wasn’t going to include any patterned paper until I had an oops moment.  When you stamp on cork, it takes a long time to dry.  Well, I flipped my stamped cork over on top of my card to add some pop dots.  Yeah, I got ink all over the front of my card.  GAH!  Insert patterned paper (which looks way cooler than my initial plan).  LOVE that!

PS… everything used to make this card was included in this month’s Paper Made Bakery kit.

{9.8.2012} how about a little color

Bring on the COLOR for The Cameo Spotlight challenge.

I had fun with this color combo!  Perfect colors for a guy card.  I’ve had this mustache file from the Silhouette store for awhile, so it was about time I tried to cut one out.  Mustaches are still trendy in my book.

I’m also going to link this up to the Gallon/Quart/Pint Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

You can find all the challenge deets over on The Cameo Spotlight blog.
Hope you will play along!


{9.2.2012} sparks in motion

Jump Start

I haven’t stamped in over 2 weeks!  Thus, I needed a small jump start and turned to one of my favorite challenges for help.  Paper Smooches has their Picture Perfect SPARKS challenge up this week.

Check out this awesome inspiration:

Crazy pattern right?  I was stumped on this one for a little bit.  Then, I started to look at the layers of colors and squares and used that for my inspiration.  Instead of squares, I used circles and picked out a few of the colors in the photo.

This was a quickie card.  I really didn’t have time to craft today, but it had been so long I needed to get my brain ready for tomorrow.  I have quite a few deadlines to meet and my crafty brain is on a bit of a vacay.  Time to practice.  Ha.  I had fun layering the circles and the colors.  It is an unusual color combo of gray, dark blue, magenta and green.  But I like it.  I carried over the colors of the circles to the balloon to help balance out the white space.

I am also entering this into the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  For me, the movement starts at the top with the circles, pulls your eye down to the sentiment and over to finish off at the little balloon.  Movement is so much fun to create with the stamps.  Hope you try this technique out, Cath has a perfect explanation on the MFW post.

{8.23.2012} you color my world

Hip Hoppin’

We are Hip Hopping along today with the Unity design team.  If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop, make sure you head over to the Unity blog.

Paper and ink… pure and simple… just my style.
Can you guess where all these stamps came from???
You betcha, the amazing August 2012 kit of the month.

My favorite time of the year is AUTUMN and when the leaves change color.  Now, mind you, that does not happen where I live.  We have to drive up north to see any leaf action.  But it is gorgeous and worth the drive.  That is what I thought of when combining this sentiment with the leaf.  Autumn really does color my world in the sweetest way.

I am also entering this into the Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  I love mint and decided to create a minty leaf changing into the beautiful yellows and oranges of autumn.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing RENEE next!!!!