Sunday, June 19, 2016

Masculine Bike & Washi





I knocked out a masculine card, much to my surprise.
 
When we tinker, it happens...you know how it goes.
 
 
(stamps:Sizzix Framelits Hero Arts Bike, Waltzingmouse (no longer in business) sentiment  dies:My Favorite Things Die-namics Horizontal Stitched Strips,Sizzix/Hero Arts Bike  other:washi)
 
 
 
 
 I started with this sketch:

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/06/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-285.html
 
 
 
I lay down some washi and die cut with a Horizontal Strip, then cut a second strip.

The bike is in place of the circle.


Before I knew it, I had a masculine card for a young man who is moving soon.

Yay me!

 
http://casology.blogspot.com/2016/06/week-202-masculine.html
 
 
(stitched dies/washi tape)
 
 
 Thanks for stopping by during your busy summer!



 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rainbow Paperclip Ribbons





So, paperclip ribbons...



I think they'd be fun to gift.




I went with a rainbow theme~


 (die:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo,Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle  stamp:Inkadinkado Friendly Advice  other:washi,sticker pocket,paperclips,ribbon)


I created this card with paperclip goodies for the


 

http://prettypinkposh.com/2016/06/rainbow-challenge.html


Yana's fun rainbow stripes and clear window inspired my design.


The rainbow banner was designed with washi stuck to cardstock/die cut with the banner in the Pretty Pink Posh Banner Duo set.

As for the holder of the paperclip ribbons, 


I found these useful sticker pockets while waltzing into Target...





  race you to the store to get more!!! :)


I could see these holding gift cards or incorporated in a shaker card.


Whatever makes my creating faster...I'm all for it!


Thanks for stopping by friends~





Create Along With Us June 2016




 

(stamp:Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens  die:Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings)


Today's card was inspired by Amy Sheffer's lovely creation:


http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/2016/06/forget-me-not-notes.html
 

I love the combo of colors she selected!

I lay black and white striped washi on vellum and Berry Sorbet cardstock and cut two sentiments out with the same die.

After stamping and layering my panels, I wanted to add a bit of ribbon.

I created a paperclip bow to clip on the top panel.

This is my new go-to embellishment!

If you google, you'll find a multitude of looks you can accomplish with paperclips and ribbon.


Bows and I aren't the closest of friends~so I LOVE this technique of ribbon treatment.


Thanks for stopping by during your busy summer~


 




Friday, June 17, 2016

Rainbow Stripes & Confetti




I picked up some washi yesterday and now I've got most of the colors for a rainbow.



(stamp:Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Grunge Elements  die:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo  other:Confetti,washi)



I simply lay the colors down and cut out sections with the Stitched Banner Duo Square.



I was inspired by the challenge here:



http://prettypinkposh.com/2016/06/rainbow-challenge.html



I went with Shannon's fun card...where she reinforced her rainbow with sequins.

I added my confetti to its matching color for a 3D effect.



I'm also submitting this to 




 Thanks for stopping by friends~



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Missed Another Birthday



Man, I am always missing my niece's birthday!

It falls within my busiest time of the year~wrapping up school.


I whipped up a card fairly fast...




(stamps:Verve Borderline sentiment,Papertrey Ink City Scene street  dies:Papertrey Ink Bubble Talk other:Sesame Street stickers)


The inspiration photo at







steered me toward multiple windows~which inspired me to use this sticker set my sister passed on to me.


I'm also submitting this to


The happy butterflies are the smilies this card needed for a 'lil one.


Thanks for stopping by!


 




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GORJUSS Stamps and Purple Hair




Guys.....


I am SMITTEN with a line that I stumbled upon recently.


First of all, here's what I made.



(stamps:DoCrafts Gorjuss The White Rabbit,WORD sentiment  dies:Simon Says Stamp Greeting Blocks,My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Oval,Newton's Nook Darling Hearts  other:striped washi)


Sorry 'bout your eyes...


I should have warned you that brightness was happenin'!


You may not be able to see the purples I added to her hair.


You know how sometimes fiction can't quite grasp real life?


Well, in this case, it's true.  This character's hair is a little more mild than my daughter's hair~which I colored recently.



Gurlfriend is BRAVE to let momma color it, but just so you know, we were going for solid, not tie-dye.


That's what happens when you're tired and don't know what you're doing~annnnd adding bobby pins in the process gives off this look too.


Fortunately for me, she LOVES my mistake and has gotten so many compliments...esp coming from a little 4 year old that shyly told her she looked like Ariel.

Oh. my. word. 

She said it was WORTH this fun color with that type of sweetness.

Anyway, I went a little more discreet with my stamped girlie.

Can I just brag a little on the packaging with these Gorjuss products?




 
 I've never seen anything like it!!!!

sigh.


I am entering this in Simon Says (Monday):World Traveler.


This particular stamp I used is called The White Rabbit~I'm thinking it's loosely based on Alice in Wonderland (which is why I picked this stamp up).

I loosely interpreted this challenge as "another" world travel~by adding my own "it's time" sentiment which I typed on my computer and die cut.

I pictured all the travels and unusual colors that Alice (which I LOVE in BRUNETTE style) encounters.

 
 Thanks for taking the time to travel to my corner of the web~