Monday, March 26, 2012

Submission for Hand Stamped Sentiments Design Team!

One of my favorite challenge blogs, Hand Stamped Sentiments, is filling spots on their design team. I love how they have theme challenges, that I can use on it's own, or combine with a sketch and or color challenge.

And I love the idea of being part of a group of ladies that inspire each other and others, and having a reason to make at least one card or project each week, to keep my creative muscles working.

So I decided to take the plunge, and hope they like what they see... I couldn't decide if I wanted to do a fun card or an elegant card, so I did one of each. I was also going to do a 3d project (an Easter basket), but ran out of time, so keep an eye on my blog for that to show up soon ;)

Here are my submissions!

I challenged myself to use Regals instead of the Brights I tend to use for fun, kid's cards. I thought it would also be fun to give the dino a party hat and tie some balloons to his tail. Some stitching to add some interest to the wide, simple ribbon, and a few curls here and there tied it all up, so to speak.

This one was a bit quicker and less labour intensive (and doesn't even have a stamp on it), but I really like how it all came together. I spritzed the doily with Soft Suede, to make it pop better, but my favorite part is the ribbon/scallop/rhinestone combo.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Delicious Celebration!

For my niece's upcoming birthday, I wanted to finally try my hand at a card with a Treat Cup. I did this one with the same A La Card Monkey sketch I used for the Mixed Bunch card earlier this week. It definitely turned out fun and tasty... the only regret I have is that Stampin' Up! doesn't make candy to coordinate perfectly with our papers ;) This did alright though...

And the sketch:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mixed Bunch Card and Gift

My mom is celebrating a big birthday, and although she insisted no gifts, I wanted to bring a little more than a card, so I made this pretty little desk organizer for paper clips, etc. I used the Create With Connie and Mary color challenge and the A La Card Monkey sketch.

And here are the challenges...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fishy Rainbow

This is a "Just for Fun" card... I think I'll be doing more of those in the future, just to play with my art and fill my display board with some fresh air! I used the Stampin' Queens sketch and flipped it upside down, and combined the rainbow theme at Hand Stamped Sentiments with the beach them at Just Add Ink...

I just love how bright and cheerful it is! And I can always add a sentiment in white at the bottom right, when I decide to let it go ;)

Here are my inspirations...