Mystery Challenge at SSInk

Hey gang! It’s the weekend! Hope you have something fun planned for you or your family. We have a full schedule the next few days, celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and helping th teenager in the house get to her various activities. She’s a great kid and has a very full schedule!
I was able to get some crafting time in and played along with the monthly Mystery Challenge over at SSInk. With so many elements to choose from  it was a little hard to decide which direction I should go.
Here is what I came up with!
I used the wet wash watercolor technique on this card for the layer with the sentiment. It is so quick and easy, can be used for any color combo and gives such a soft look in this case. 
Underneath that layer I used three different embossing folders for the three different colors of paper. There are lots of textures going on here and I love they way they all worked together. 
The glimmer paper heart adds a little amount of bling and the sequins are from January’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the look they bring!
I encourage you to try out any of the challenges I post here on my blog. They really help me get my into my stamp stash and use all of the wonderful products we sell at Stampin’ Up! 
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Fresh colors for Spring

Hello again from sunny Boise! The weather this week is almost spring like and it has been so nice! Yard work is happening all around us and I think the trees and flowers are going to be easily tricked if this keeps up. This weather makes the challenge from Stampin’ Royalty super easy for me!
And here is my card:
These colors remind me of some yummy ice cream but the soft new shoots of green leaves and cherry blossoms were also coming to mind. I decided to go that way this week with my card. Sheltering Tree is such a great set and I do not use it enough. I love the versatility it offers. the small little pink flowers under the hearts hint at the beauty that is coming soon when the tree is in full bloom. The hill of light green grass is so inviting, isn’t it! Maybe grab a book and a blanket and settle in for the afternoon.

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Inspired by Strawberries

Hello my crafting friends! It has been quite a few days since I have posted a card for you. Winter camp took me down for an extra day or two but I am back and happy to craft again.
Today I am playing along with the inspiration challenge over at SS Ink. The inspiration we were given was this:

And my card:

I absolutely {{LOVE}} how cute these hearts are! They are as on point as I could image to represent the strawberries and the hand cut sections of brown are great as chocolate!  This is going to be such a fun card to give away next month!

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SR #312 – One Layer Cards

Hello again friends! I am on my way home from an amazing weekend with the high school youth from church but never like missing the fun of stamping! So, it’s time for a super fun challenge over at Stampin’ Royalty. This week we get to make one layer cards! I love how challenging this really is, because you want it to be WOW but that is harder than it seems when you are limited to only one layer.
My card:
I knew the Botanicals for You set would be perfect for this! I love how big and bold the greeting is. The entire card is done in the 2014-2016 In Colors. I want to play with these as much as I can before they disappear later this year. There are tiny rhinestones on the center of each flower but they are a big hard to see in this photo. Sorry about that!!
I would love to challenge you to make a card using only one layer and then email me a copy of it or leave it as a comment over on my Facebook Business page. 
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SIP Challenge 30!

Happy Friday Friends! Today I am playing along with the color challenge over at Stamps, Ink, Paper. They have a great color challenge for us!
And here is my card. I love the heart clouds that coordinate with the airplane. How cute is that??
 I also wanted to show you a close up of the awesome gold thread I used on the banners. It is so fine and delicate.

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SSINK Sketch Challenge

It’s time for another fun challenge over at SSInk! This week we are playing along with the sketch challenge. It is quick and easy which is just what I like!
And my card:
 This new embossing folder is amazing and stirs my heart and my love of travel!
I love how it can be a background or a main image. The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set Going Global.
 I added some Wink of Stella along the edges of all the continents, latitude lines and longitude lines. 
The sparkle give the card just a slightest shimmer and is so pretty. You could leave them off if you were going to give this card to a guy. This sketch and folder lend itself to a manly theme very easily.
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TGIF Sketch Challenge

Hi crafters! I am excited to be participating in the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenge! This week, we were given his layout

and this is what I came up with
This card was inspired by a card that Dena Rekow did and when I saw it, I knew I had to try it!
The technique I used for this card was a watercolor wash and I will be teaching it at my monthly technique class on Jan. 23rd. You can RSVP via email or Facebook – I would love to have you. Each class features 2 techniques; One using ink and one using paper. Cost is only $15 and includes 4 cards, envelopes and a 6X6 take home instruction sheet so you can practice what you learn.
The stamp set is the brand new Botanicals for You that is available for FREE when you place a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. If you would like to place an order you can shop 24/7 at my online store.
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Inking Everything Facebook Hop

Happy Monday! Today we are having a Facebook hop with the gals from Inking Everything! I wanted to share details about my card here and then encourage you to head over there and check out the rest of the amazing creations that the ladies have made.

For our hop we made a card and a coordinating project. First I want to show you my card.

With
Valentine’s Day coming I thought it would be great to get a head start
on the holiday! The stamp set featured is the Bloomin’ Love set and the
gorgeous paper is from the coordinating stack called Love Blossoms. I
used our newish whisper white card stock and it is amazing! What a
sturdy base it created!

Next I created a coordinating box to hold a yummy treat!
This
box is the perfect size for a little treat to give to someone special. I
love how quick and easy it is to decorate for any occasion. The
honeycombs are the perfect size for this project. Isn’t it just
adorable!
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Inking Everything Facebook Hop

Happy Monday! Today we are having a Facebook hop with the gals from Inking Everything! I wanted to share details about my card here and then encourage you to head over there and check out the rest of the amazing creations that the ladies have made.

For our hop we made a card and a coordinating project. First I want to show you my card.

With Valentine’s Day coming I thought it would be great to get a head start on the holiday! The stamp set featured is the Bloomin’ Love set and the gorgeous paper is from the coordinating stack called Love Blossoms. I used our newish whisper white card stock and it is amazing! What a sturdy base it created!

Next I created a coordinating box to hold a yummy treat!
This box is the perfect size for a little treat to give to someone special. I love how quick and easy it is to decorate for any occasion. The honeycombs are the perfect size for this project. Isn’t it just adorable!
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SSINK Color Challenge

Hello crafters! Welcome to another fun month of color challenges over at SSInk. This month we have a fun winter palette to play with. 

I have to admit that I was a bit aprehensive about these but once I got started I loved them! Here is my card.
I love this new stamp set called Blooming Birthday. It is going to be a favorite for sure. I encourage you to go check out the challenge and play along!

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