Friday, October 24, 2014

Pink and Gray Christmas

Today's card was not difficult, but let's just say, I'm a red, kraft, and green kind of gal. Especially for the Christmas Holiday.

Merry Monday Christmas challenge#131 was to create a card using non-traditional colors. I played with several color combos and even stamps, and the card below was my final decision. I actually like it quite well and even have a recipient in mind.  Are gray and pink your colors?

Stamp: Wondrous Wreath w/ matching framelit
Paper: Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Confetti Celebration DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Basic Gray
Project Life Cards and Labels framelit
Apothecary Accents framelit
Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder - this was used on the sentiment and the flower
Stampin' Dimensionals - Lots of those!

I hope you make this Friday a great one, enjoy your weekend AND stay CRAFTY my friends!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Best Kid Ever!

I'm back again today with another little guy birthday card.  This one is being sent to my grandson, Kempton , who will be 4 years old in about 3 weeks. 

I used the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set again. The color combo in the paper is Old Olive and Basic Gray which are the colors in this piece of Santa & Co. DSP.  I did notice later in the evening that I used Slate Gray for stamping the image instead of Basic Gray. Ugh! I thought about changing the panel, but decided against it. I'm sure Kempton won't notice. ;}

I  decided to play along with the new MOJO Sketch#368 this week.  Actually, the moment I saw this sketch, I knew what stamp set I would use.  I just love when that happens! That's why I LOVE sketches. They just seem to jump start my creativity a good share of the time. Do they have the same effect on you?

Side view /inside of card
Stamp: Boys Will Be Boys
Ink: Smokey Slate
Paper: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Whisper White, Santa and Company DSP
Starburst Framelit
1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch
Large Polka Dot EF
Neutrals Candy Dots

That's about it for me today. I am going to attempt to create a Christmas Card for Merry Monday before I start "stuffing"  our churches Worship Guides for this Sunday.  It's not a hard task, but usually takes about 2 1/2 hours. So, I better get this posted and START!

Go do something CRAFTY my friends!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

I'm delighted to be the guest this week at the Color Throwdown315 challenge!  Here are the fun, Fall colors that we have to work with:

I originally thought I would use the colors from Color Throwdown for a more Fall inspired card. As I played with different papers and the provided color combos, I had an "eureka moment".  Why not use these colors for a masculine birthday card? As you know, I'm always in need of those and sometimes they are hard to create. I really think this worked perfectly not only with the colors, but the sketch. What do you think?

Also, when I saw this sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, I knew I had to combine the both challenges. I think they worked perfectly together. Don't you?

Stamp: Geometrical
Paper:  Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Banners framelits
Button/twine - unknown

I hope your day will be all that you planned and as always, stay CRAFTY my friends!