ColourQ #148

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As soon as I saw this photo that Arielle selected as color inspiration I knew I wanted to use the hexagon cover plate to mimic the design.

I hope you'll join us this week and create something with these juicy summer colors!
I can't wait to see it!

Today is also the lat day of the month.  The last day of the month is when we post The 12 Kits of Christmas post.  Check it out here.  Christina put together a great kit!

Cardstock: White, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush, Orange Zest
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics I, Happy Hexagons
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush
Dies: Mat Stack, Lil' Inker Small Bow, Hexagon Cover Plate
Other: Flower

12 Kits of Christmas {July}

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's time again to share with you what we have created with our kits.  This month Christina put together this wonderful kit.  I was so inspired and had so much fun creating with the contents!

July Kit Contents

This month we decided to also CASE a favorite card from a previous kit and share it in this month's post.  I decided to CASE Suzanne's card from April. 

My CASE of Suzanne's card.

If you'd like to see all of the 12 kits cards in one place for inspiration, Renee created a Pinterest pin board here!  Thanks, Renee!

Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, SU! Old Olive, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Authentique Wonder
Stamps: PTI Fresh Alphabet, Holly Jolly, Waltzing Mouse Big Bloom Poinsettia, Vintage Labels 18, Hero Arts Big Pine Bough, Inkadinkadoo Holiday Words Tree, Practicing Creativity Retro Christmas, Wplus9 Poinsettia Patterns, Winter Wishes
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, SU! Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Memento Black
Dies: Spellbinders Label 18 Dies, PTI Photo Finishers, Memory Box Perched Reed Bird, Twigs and Berries
Other: Ribbon, Twine, Paper Leaves, Goosebumps, Pearls

Little Love Notes

Monday, July 30, 2012

I used the piece I made for my blog header to make a little card for Ryan.  Every now and then I like to leave him a little note on his night table. 
 I know he likes them:).

Have a great Monday!

Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, White
Stamps: Natural Beauties, Life Is Sweet
Ink: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate
Other: Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

Life Is Sweet

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Life Is Sweet! 
 Now that I have this new stamp I see a new blog header in my future.

I used Maile's tip about cutting 1/4inch off the width of this card to give it more of a long, lean appearance.  I like the effect it gives.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Carstock: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Soft Stone, Spring Moss Paper
Stamps: PTI Life Is Sweet, Tin Types
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Soft Stone
Dies: Half and Half, LL Ovals

Friday Inspiration File #78

Friday, July 27, 2012

I've added some great projects to the File...#78
I hope you find some time for yourself this weekend to create something beautiful!

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On my background piece I used a SAF technique that Nichole showed us for creating a tie-dye effect.  After doing that, I stamped and heat embossed leaf images and spritzed with a sparkle spray!  Love the effect.  I covered most of it up, but it does add depth to the background that I really like.

Enjoy the Hop!

Cardstock: Lemon Tart, White, Bitty Box Paper
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Turning a New Leaf, Movers and Shakers
Ink: Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Versamark Ink
Dies: Rosie Posie, Limitless Layers Ovals
Other: Melon Berry Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Sparkle Mist

ColourQ #147

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How great are these colors?
I really needed to make a card for my nephew for his 11th birthday.  Loved the colors, but not sure how he'd feel about pink!  I just added the smallest amount....can you see it? 
I think it works and I doubt he'll notice it ;)

Have a super week. 
 I hope you'll join us!

Cardstock: White, Blueberry Sky
Stamps: Star Prints, Think Big Favorites, Banner Builders
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush, Memento Black
Dies: Banner Builders, Cuttlebug Star Dies

Make Your Own Embellishments

Sunday, July 22, 2012

At it again!  I should be getting ready to go to a Baptism, but I had to finish All of the challenges!!
For this last one, Homemade Embellishments, I decided to make one of Melissa's bows.  I loved the impressed butterfly die technique so much I used it again.

Ok, gotta go! 
 I look forward to checking out and commenting on your SAF projects tonight!

All products PTI except Recollections Resin Rose.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Well, my craft room is certainly a mess after today. 
 Who am I kidding...I already cleaned it up!
I have to say I had a great time, but I have to throw in the towel.  I'm beat.  The last challenge, Homemade Embellishments, will have to wait until tomorrow.

Card Set Challenge

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I chose to duplicate Jess's set because it is beautiful and truly quick and easy.  I loved embossing the butterfly.  After watching her video I saw the exact sandwich she used and tried it.  Worked perfectly for me! 

All I did was change out one of the colors and the packaging.  I don't sew so I just needed to make it work for me.  Love the idea of including the stamps too.  And the stickers for the envelope cute:)

Almost at the end.  Are you tired?  I am.
I have had a lot of fun today. 

Follow link to Jess's video for supply list:)
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