Thursday, November 30, 2017

Golden Christmas

Happy Thursday Y'all!

Inspired by the colorful wreath from the card Concept blog I created this CAS card. I used a beautiful poinsettia image for my focal point but I decided to be a rebel and use pink instead of the traditional Christmas red. And gold to finish the festive feel to it. 

 Paper: Recollections (white)
Stamps: Altenew (poinsettia)
Ink: Ms.Sparkle &co (gold), Versafine(black)
Tools: PTI (merry), Altenew (poinsettia)
Accessories:  gel pencils, pearl stickers, washi, 
comic markers, pencils

Sunday, November 26, 2017

CAS-e this Inspiration

Happy Saturday!

After Thanksgiving and Black Friday crazy and in between waiting for Cyber Monday insanity i managed to find time and make a card! With my new toys!

I am in love with the wooden star from the inspirational photo the Gals over at the Inspired by blog posted. I just had to! And I did! On a white cardstock I smudged (yes, that's an official technique!) my star and on the top I stamped my brand new stamp. And somehow (meaning with quite struggles) I managed to CAS-e the sketch from that other challenge... No, really, you'll see it...just use a LOT of imagination lol.

Well, ready or not Christmas is coming so here it is in all it's glory- the second Christmas card for this year. Oh, I'm so screwed!

Paper: Recollections (white, gold)
Stamps: Recollections (Christmas)
Ink: Hampton ink (pink), Versafine(black)
Tools: Gina-K Dies (stars)
Accessories:  gel pencils, pearl stickers
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Happy holiday season! 
Lets the eating and drinking festivities begin!

The Passion for Promakers Gals reminded us that Christmas indeed is around the corner. Honestly it's hard to tune in, especially if it's 90F outside. It is Warm and Cozy, but just a little differently lol. Nevertheless, I jumped on the Holiday card making wagon. 
This card was inspired by a few challenges.
I chose quite non traditional colors for it- the soft colors of the ginger house really caught my attention. And since we're celebrating- there's gotta be stars!
So here it is!

Paper: Recollections (white, pink, beige)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Merry)
Ink: studio G(pink), Versafine(black), colorbox (gold)
Tools: Gina-K Dies (stars), PTI (Merry)
Accessories:  watercolors, pearl stickers
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Inspired by#73
Passion for Promakers#422

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Color Throwdown Guest Stamper

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

I am beyond thrilled to join the Ladies of the Color Throwdown for this week's challenge!

It is fall season (even though that's not the case in LA with 104F today) so I had to try and do something appropriate... for the season. The colors for this challenge are eggplant, olive and rust, so I immediately thought-autumn leaves. I created a sectional background with some stamps, watercolors and pencils. Focal point opposite from it- and there you have it. Even though it seems like it has a lot of elements I still consider this card Clean and Simple.
I hope you enjoyed it!
Be sure to stop by the Color Throwdown Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team.

PaperRecollections(white,olive green, vellum)
Stamps: Heidi Swapp (Magnolia Jane),TPCStudio (Autumn Harvest),Studio112, Inkadinkado
Ink: s.e.i.(cayenne,cumquats), Versafine(black)
Accessories:  watercolors, pencils, pearl stickers
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Monday, October 16, 2017

CAS Paper Players

A simple and clean card for Halloween

I really wanted to participate in the speed challenge over at the As You see it Blog, not only because it's fun, but also so I can learn to make cards faster-it takes me way too long... So after careful planing, I had an idea and I started. It took 7.5 min. (And only because i glued the rhinestone more on my fingers than on the card. ) So it's do-able!
The colors got inspired by the Colour Throwdown and house of cards. The moon is more orange in real life than on the picture. And not to forget the theme-it's spooky time over at the Paper Players! 

Stamps: Hampton Art(October31), Inkadinkado(All Hallow's Eve)
Paper: Recollections(white
Ink: Versafine (black) s.e.i. (cayenne, cumquats, coral)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), washi tape

Color Throwdown

Trick or Treat, True or Not, Halloween is around the corner!

So, I am making cards for friends and family which gives me the perfect excuse to participate in challenges (not that i need one hehe)
For this one I follower the sketch from the Try Stamping On Tuesday blog and the colors from the Color Throwdown blog. My spiders are Tim Holtz rub on...which I had For-e-vah!!! but I was happy to find the perfect placement for them :)

Stamps: Recollections (Halloween)
Tools: Spellbinders (scallop, circle)
Paper: Recollections(KraftPatterned paper (DCWV)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), Rub-on (Tim Holtz), KopiC markers, twine

Saturday, October 7, 2017

CASe this spooky month

It's the spooky time of the year and I am starting to make my contribution to it. I don't carve pumpkins, but I make treats for my friends and family.

Simon Says Challenge was calling for a walk on the dark side. Well, what more perfect than Halloween theme. I used the colors from the Colot Throwdown challenge and the sketch from CASe This Sketch. Happy Halloween month!

Stamps: Hampton Art(October31), Craftsmart (Flying bats)
Digi Stamp: Bugaboo  (Happy Halloween Cat)
Paper: Recollections(Kraft, white,orange
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), washi tape, Rub-on (Tim Holtz)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Christmas in Pink

It's never too late to start on the Christmas festivities!

So I decided to join the Stamp-A-Faire party and create something. I always admired Yana Smakula's designs, and this time she brings bold and , oh, so beautiful project.

Here is my take on the Iron challenge. I enjoyed that technic quite a bit.

Paper: Recollections(white)
Patterned pepper : Recollection(Christmas), 
PTI(Text-bitty stars basics), MyMinds Eye (Charmes)Heidi Swapp 
Stamps: Hero Arts (Merry)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Tools: PTI (merry)
Accessories: embossing powder, pearl stickers
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, June 2, 2017

Thanks Dad

Happy June to All!

Here's a new card for father's Day I made using the Try stamping on Tuesday challenge.

Simon Says-Anything goes

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday Stamp

Happy Memorial Day!

I am popping in with a little card I made for Father's Day. I used the colors from the Sunday Stamp Challenge blog. I added a few brown stars for contrast. I used a circle for my focal point which was perfect for the Simon Says Monday challenge.

Stamps:Hero Arts (Father's Day)
Paper: Recollections (cream, gray, brown)Pattern paper (Colorbok)

Ink: Versafine (black)
Tools: Spellbinders (circles)Gina-K (stars)
Accessories: hemp string, perl stickers, washi tapes

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Have a Fan-Stache-tic Father's day

Happy Sunday!

Today's card is inspired by the sketch from the Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge blog. I used quite a few dies to participate in the Happy Little Stampers challenge.

Paper: Recollections(kraft, olive, cream, beige)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Tools: Echo Park Paper('stache) , Gina-K (stars)
Accessories: hemp string, pearl stickers
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#1 Dad

Hello and Welcome to the "Father's day is around the corner " race :)

Today I'm introducing my first contestant. Born in the magical land of Mojo Monday Blog it possesses the specific characteristic with it's own flavor of course. The Paper Craft Crew challenges came in and helped with the careful polishing of the specific elements i.e. Bright colors, enamel dots and sparkle.


Paper: Recollections (kraft, ivory, brown),Pattern paper
Ink: Recollections (chestnut), Versafine (black), s.e.i (capuccino)
Tools: Gina-K (Stitched shapes), Spellbinders (circles)
Accessories: washi tape, enamel dots, gel pen

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Color Throwdown

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!

You are a special bunch and I want to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of all the kiddos -we love you!

Now, onto the card- pretty simple , CAS. I used the color formula from The Color Throwdown challenge and the idea for polkadots came from Simon says. 

Stamps:Verve (Because of you), Hampton Arts (Thank you)
Paper: Recollections (kraft, blue, buttercup)
Ink: Recollections (chestnut), Versafine (black)
Tools: Martha Steward punch(Doily lace trim)
Accessories: ribbon, perl stickers

Simon Says-going dotty

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Happy birthday with a frame

I'm joining in today with a quick happy birthday card. It started as a mother's day card, but later turned into a happy birthday. The Mother's day stamp I had wasn't really cooperating with my idea, if you know what I mean :)  A very feminine card for the purposes of Die-cutting divas and the Always fun challenges.
The hint of pink and the frame were perfect for Simon Says challenge and also gave a very soft feel to it.  I was inspired by the sketch from the Sketch File (with a little tweaking of course)

Stamps: Altenew( Botanical garden) PTI(Happy Birthday)
Paper: Recollections(white, copper metallic, black)
InkVersafine (black)
Tools: Spellbinders (frame die)
Accessories: pencils, pearl stickers, watercolors, coPic markers
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"