Thursday, January 17, 2013

Clean and Simple 223

I wanted to play along with the cute sketch that Clean and Simple had up on their site and there were a few new supplies calling to me as well. 

The sketch . . .

And my design . . .

Love these colors! 

All supplies Stampin' Up. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - Thank you

A little something clean and simple for the Cas-ual Friday Challenge.  The challenge was to make a thank you card.

Clean and simple, but a little dimension.   I love embossing folders! 

All supplies used Stampin' Up.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Getting Ruffly w/The Play Date Cafe Challenge

So I was at my LSS, New England Scrapbook Co. the other day and saw the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Ruffled Crepe paper.  How I could work there and not have known it was there is beyond my capacity to understand, because it has been there for quite a while and is quite unique.  But when I saw the colors, I knew they were perfect for The Play Date Cafe Challenge and I was compelled to find a use for this interesting product that had escaped me for so long.

So the inspiration from The Play Date Cafe was . . .

 And the Dear Lizzy Ruffled Crepe Paper looks like this . . .

When I first saw this . . . I laughed.  I toyed with buying a few and using my Tim Holtz Tiny attacher to fashion me a skirt.  It was actually the bottom rung that was just calling to me for this challenge.  So, here is my design . . .

Love the "champagne" colors for this challenge.  It all came together quite nicely, and I can't wait to make more ruffles (I ended up buying the yellow and white version of the ruffles as well).

And the inside of my card . . . 

 The sentiment is under the vellum.

And I liked this card yesterday . . . but I love it today!  I don't always LOVE my stuff.

Thanks American Crafts!  That was fun.

Supplies Used:   Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Pattern Paper, Ruffled Crepe Paper and Vellum, Stamps from Cas-ual Friday, Ink from Close To My Heart, Ribbon from my stash. 

Mojo Monday #274

I rarely go square or round . . . envelopes are a challenge!  But in the hopes that there is this super cool envelope gadget coming out soon, I decided to go square this week with the Mojo Monday Challenge.  

The sketch . . .

And my card . . .

Supplies Used:  Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Pattern Paper and Stickers, Ribbon from Stash, Stamps from Cas-ual Fridays, Ink from Close To My Heart, Rhinestones from Queen & Company, We R Memories Corner Chomper

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Game Strategy - 2013

I made the card below for the My Favorite Things weekly sketch.  I'm still using up scraps from some layouts that I did. 

So I was thinking . . . isn't the year kind of a like a game.  It is all about strategy and chance.  You roll the dice, spin the wheel and make your moves.  One move can impact the next.  

Let's hope 2013 is "Lucky 2013."  Hope your game is a winning game! 

Supplies Used:  Bazzill Cardstock, DCWV Pattern Paper, My Favorite Things Die-namics Game Night Stamp/Die, Close To My Heart Ink, Paper Smooches Stamp