Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kitty Rock - Paper Smooches Challenge

A color challenge . . . I love a color challenge!  So here is Paper Smooches color palette for their challenge this week.  I had a pad of UFO 6 x 6 paper floating around (not sure which company, because there is no cover) and the colors were a match!  

And here is my design . . .

I was going to color the little kitty, but I could not resist the black and white sketch look.  He popped so nicely on that green cardstock in white, and I feared he would be lose if I colored him gray.  So he stayed as is from top to bottom.  

Love that "thanks" die! 

Supplies Used: 

Paper:  Bazzill and Neenah (cardstock)and an unidentified scrap of pattern paper
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Nine Lives, He Said She Said, and Sentiment Sampler
Dies:   Paper Smooches Word Bubbles, Thanks Word, Nine Lives
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Stampin' Up Pearls, Ribbon from my scrap stash!

Summer Colors . . . Meet the Sketch!

I belong to an on-line stamp group - StampNation - and they are kicking off a week celebrating summer with challenges.  I am really trying to get back into my creative groove after a slump due to work changes . . . so I worked on a challenge last night that incorporated this week's Mojo Monday sketch with StampNation's "colors of summer" challenge.  

Here is the sketch . . .

Here is my design . . .

All supplies used are Stampin' Up (mostly non-current items).

I'm off to create some more crafty things! 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sweet Mojo Card

I was on a mission to complete a card and participate in a challenge. So Mojo Monday it was, and leftover supplies from a class layout were still on the table.

First, the layout that inspired my card . . .

Second, the sketch from Mojo Monday . . . 

And finally, here is my design . . . 

And inside, a gift card . . . 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Bazzill (cardstock and pattern paper)
Punch: Ticket Border
Stamps: Stamps of Life
Ink: Stazon
Die: , Cricut (Popsicle)
Other: Woodsie small stick

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Back in my Groove w/Paper Smooches

Today was the day I chose to get back into challenge participation.   I have been so busy at work, was away for a week on  vacation, and what little time I have had I've devoted to creativity for my LSS, New England Scrapbook Company.  But the challenges keep me interested and keep my creativity flowing.  I am so happy to be challenging myself again!  

And so I picked the Sparks Challenge from Paper Smooches.  Here is this week's inspiration photo. . .

And here is my design . . . 

And a closer view . . . 

I paper-pieced the candles using paper from the 6 x 6 Echo Park pad.  Love those little pads for card making.  I created the drip wax by using Ranger InkEssentials White Enamel. The flames are just marker and Stickles.  

Hoping to hit at least two challenges each week.  Fingers crossed!!

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Paper Smooches Stamps, Stazon Ink, Ranger White Enamel, Stampin' Up Ribbon, Stickles, Stampin' Up Marker