Sunday, July 20, 2014

Art Impressions Challenge "Big Birthdays"

Today's card is for my mom's birthday.  We actually celebrated it today with my dad's.  One is in July the other in August, so it's easier to do them together, so everyone came over for some lunch and cake.  I'm using the Art Impressions stamp set called "Fire Out".  I colored her with Copics, added some Glossy Accents to the glasses & Stickles to the pompom on her party hat.  The papers were from DCWV The Birthday Wishes Stack and the banner was cut using the Ribbon Banner from Simon Says Stamp.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Blog - Big Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spots & Dots

Have a great week...

Friday, July 18, 2014

PTI Make It Monday Challenge - Rainbow Medallions

This week's Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink is using your stamps to make rainbow medallions.  Dawn Mcvey has a video showing different and creative ways to use your stamps that you might not have thought of.  For my card I used the PTI set Ribbons & Bows.  I inked up only the bow section of the stamp and left off the tails.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy sentiment & die.  The outer white panel was embossed using an embossing folder from Darcie.

Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Shake It

Before I get to my card, I like to share a pic my husband took the other day.  We live in a very rural area, so we have lots of deer.  But this one decided to bed down in our front yard right next to the driveway.  At first we thought maybe it was hurt since it laid there for so long, but it eventually got up and left.  We see them once in a while bedded down in the tall grass, but never on the lawn.  It's a little blurry, since he took it through the window, but you get the idea.

My dad's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I pulled out the Art Impressions stamp set called Lawn Ranger.  He just got a new riding lawn mower, so I thought this would be a perfect fit.  Since the theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Shake It  I thought I would pull out my shaker dies that I got from Papertrey Ink.  They were part of a kit from Betsy Veldman.  The sunburst in the corner was also from the kit and the sentiment was computer generated. The paper was from the Basic Grey 6x6 pack called Shine On.  I used green sequins & glitter for the shaker.

Shaker cards are always fun and the design team at Simon Says Stamp has some really great creations for inspiration.  I haven't had a chance to check out all cards entered in the challenge, but looking forward to see what everyone comes up with.  Thanks for stopping by.