Saturday, July 30, 2011

(Studio Stampers Challenge #2}


Hello and welcome to my blog! I hope your weekend is going well. Today I am posting a card for the Studio Stampers Challenge #2. For this challenge the very talented Kari Bell is being featured and she picked out the beautiful inspiration picture! I knew I had to play along as soon as I saw it.



My card was created using almost all A Muse Studio supplies. The floral stamp is from the "Beautiful Botanicals" set, and was stamped in Papaya ink. The sentiment is from the "Friend to Friend" set. I used the woodgrain background stamped in A|S French Roast. I added a button tied with French Roast stitched ribbon and finished off my card with machine stitching. I hope that you will play along with the challenge if you get a chance! Thank you for visiting my blog today and have a great week!

              I am also playing along with the following challenges:





                                           
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

{Welcome Baby}


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am posting a card that I was super excited to create. I won a handful of adorable digital stamps from Mami Doodles and I couldn't wait to use them! The cutie I used today is "Jamie" and he also comes with his twin sister "Amy" and believe me she is totally adorable to! I colored my little tot using promarkers and copics. I used SU pastels to add some cheek color and a little on his body. The patterned paper I used is "Ducks in a Row" from October Afternoon. I added a row  of buttons and finished off my card with machine stitching. I love this cute little card and I hope you will to! Today I am playing along with the following challenges:









                                                                        
Saturday, July 23, 2011

{Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Perty & Flirty}


Good Evening friends! I hope that wherever you are right now, that you are staying cool! Oh my gosh it was so hot today! Today I am posting a card that I created for the latest Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger . Here is the oh so pretty trigger:


      I was so inspired by the beautiful buttery yellow coat and the soft pink floral background. I found a patterned paper by My Minds Eye that I knew would be perfect for this challenge! To create my card I punched several strips of paper from the Jillibean Mustard Soup collection with my SU ribbon scallop punch. I attached them to a piece of card stock and machine stitched each one to give them a pretty textured appearance. The sentiment is from the Michael's Studio G Ditto cling stamp collection. I love the font on the sentiment! I finished off the card with a large chocolate button that I tied with A Muse Studio toffee twine. I love the way my card turned out and I think I was able to capture the beauty, and elegance of this weeks Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger! I hope you have a great weekend, and thank you for visiting my blog!

                                                         
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{Another Sweet Card}

Today I am posting another "sweet" card for you! I created this card using another stamp set from "Your Next Stamp" called Love Muffin. I loved the fun, whimsicle cupcake, and the sentiment was adorable. I just had to have it! I colored the cuppy cake with promarkers. The DSP is from SU. I used my We Are Memory Keepers "Sew Easy" to add the large stitches. The buttons are from BasicGrey. Today I am playing along with the following challenges:

CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #11 - Sweets and Treats

YNS Challenge #47 - 3-2-1 - 3 embellishments (type or quantity)2 patterned papers 1 image

The Pink Elephant Challenge #108 - Inspiration Picture



                                                                   
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

{Sweet On You}


    Good morning! Today I am posting a CAS card using a stamp set from Your Next Stamp called Sugar Cone. I used a popular color design technique called color blocking to create the mono-chromatic background. I embossed three shades of pink card stock, SU Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and Regal Rose. I added a couple of strips of stitching and then adhered it to my card base. I colored the ice cream cone with matching ink and a blender pen. I added a pretty pink button tied with white floss and the sentiment. I LOVE this sweet little card! Today I am playing along with the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #11- Sweets and treats

Simon Says Stamp and Show some embossing

Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge #62 - Clean and Simple


Sunday, July 17, 2011

{Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #119}


Hello and welcome to another fun week at Cupcake Inspirations! This week we are being sponsored by Anita Be Stampin and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to their store. What a great prize! Our inspiration picture is a princess inspired batch of cupcakes:


They look SO good! To create my card I used a digital image from Peachi Designs. This adorable image was fun to color and would be great for paper piecing as well. I used promarkers to color the little princess. The patterned paper is "Ducks in a Row" collection by October Afternoon. Oh my gosh such a cute collection! The ribbon is from Making Memories and I was thrilled that I finally got to use the pretty ruffled ribbon! I used the Harlequin Background Stamp from A Muse Studio that I heat embossed with white powder, and the princess sentiment is from a Cloud Nine set by Fiskars. I used a gold gel pen to color in her crown and wand, and I added little golden rhinestones to her crown. I finished off the card with three pink buttons. I love this cute card fit for a princess and I hope you do to! Today I am also playing along with the following challenges:






Wednesday, July 13, 2011

{Who said dragon's weren't cute?}


          There are lots of scary dragons out there but who could resist a dragon as cute as Fergus? I fell in love with this guy as soon as I saw him. Today I was in the mood for a little coloring so I decided to create a card using Fergus from "Wild Rose Studio". I colored him using only A Muse Studio pigment inks, and SU Blender Pens. I am in love with my pigment inks and I love the nice rich color you get by using them with a blender pen! I added a small piece of red felt with a stitched miniature heart shaped button for the cherry on the cupcake. The pink patterned paper is from My Minds Eye. I finished off the card with vanilla satin ribbon, machine stitching around the layers and a sentiment from the A Muse Studio stamp set "Contemporary Greetings". I really enjoyed creating this card, and like me, I hope Fergus brings a smile to your face! Today I am playing along with the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant Challenge #107 - Felt

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Stitching

Stampin For the Weekend - Wings and things

Clear it Out Tuesday - Wing it out








Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{Studio Stampers Weekly Challenge #1 )

      I am thrilled that I finally get to post this today! My amazing A Muse Studio up-line and stamping extraordinaire Krystie Lee Hersch is starting a weekly challenge blog Studio Stampers inspired by A Muse Studio stamps and supplies but anyone can play along! ! I have the honor of being the very first featured designer  for this brand new challenge. For my challenge I chose this picture to be this weeks inspiration :




I used the A Muse studio set Wild Rose. I used the rock and roll technique to create the dual toned flowers, and the A|S pigment ink colors I used were Shell, and Bubblegum. I used matching Bubblegum gingham card stock and satin ribbon. We would LOVE for you to play along with our very first challenge! Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful week!
Sunday, July 10, 2011

{A Muse Studio Stampers Blog Hop}

Hello friends and visitors, welcome to my blog! Today I am playing along with our monthly blog hop with several of my fellow A Muse Studio consultants. If you want to see some seriously talented stampers then you will want to hop along with us today! You should have arrived here from the talented Lisa Chapman . Here is my card:


Everything I used to create this card is from A Muse Studio. I used the stamp set "Friend to Friend" to create the main picture. I stamped the leaf stalk stamp several times using Lichen pigment ink, and the flowers were stamped on a separate piece of card stock and colored with sky blue pigment ink and a blender pen. I cut them out and attached them to my card using foam dots. I used the woodgrain background stamp with wheat pigment ink that I stamped on kraft paper. I machine stitched around the layer. I added my main stamped image using foam dots and finished off the card with the sentiment and twine. I seriously love the way my card turned out!  Thank you for visiting my blog today. The next stop along the blog hop is the super talented Ida P. Krause.


Here is the entire list of the blog hop participants:



Kathy Hatzke

Karen Crisp

Kari Bell

Lesa Wolfe

Lisa Wakabayashi

Lisa Chapman

Veronica Zalis <-- You are here!

Ida P Krause

Lianna Vigil

Kristen Watson
 
 
             Today I am also playing along with the following challenges:

Moxie Fab World Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge - stamping is the predominant element



{Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 118}


         Hello and welcome to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #118. This week our challenge is being sponsored by Chi Chi Memories and one lucky winner will receive the "Water Fun Stamp set". Our inspiration picture this week is one of my favorites since I've been playing along with these challenges:


Don't they look amazing!?  For my challenge card everything except for the border punch is from A Muse Studio.

I cut out two sizes of butterflies in three different colors of A|S gingham card stock. I layered the butterflies and placed them on the card stock using foam dots. I added a few layers of border punch strips using the Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch. I added A|S sugar twine, and the sentiment from the "Wild Rose" stamp set. I love how my cute card turned out! I hope that you will play along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! I am also playing along with the following challenges



Saturday, July 9, 2011

{Hi Sweetie}


       Good evening! Wow, I usually don't post this late but today was a busy Saturday! Today I created a card using Papertrey stamps, and super cute matching paper! The set is from the Fruit Fusion: Cherries set. I love fruit stamps and have been using them a lot lately. Today I am playing along with PTI's Make It Monday challenge stamping with ink refills I admit I was a little intimidated at first, but after trying it out I will be using this technique again for sure! The card is pretty much self explanatory. I used the dotted ribbon scallop punch from SU, and the super cute wooden button that I found at our local quilt shop.Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great evening!  Today I amplaying along with the following challenges:

PaperPlay Challenges- Fruity

Simon Says Stamp  - A Stitch in time

Thursday, July 7, 2011

{Together Forever and Happy Mail}

   Hello and welcome to my little paper crafting world! Today has been a great day, I had two projects picked up for the Paper Crafts Magazine Jan/Feb 2012 issue. I am so excited! It's such a thrill to receive an email from Paper Crafts magazine and if you have never submitted to any of the calls I highly recommend it. You never know until you try! Anywho, about my card. I used a set from A Muse Studio called "Together Forever". This set is perfect for wedding, and anniversary cards! The patterned paper is from the Lemon Flower stack by DCWV. I stamped the cake and sentiment in A Muse Studio "slate" pigment ink. I added pretty ribbon from Hobby Lobby, and a button tied with sugar twine from also from A Muse Studio. I hope that you are having a great day, and as always thank you for visiting my blog! Today I am playing along with the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes - Buttons Optional

Crafts and Me Challenge #42 - Favorites
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

{Just For You}


Good Evening friends! I'm still trying to recover from the long "hot" weekend we had, but I was able to spend some time working on a card today! My card was created using the colors from this weeks Color Q Challenge, SU's Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, and Basic Black. I used a stamp from the A Muse Studio set "Polka Dot Patterns". The stamped tag and sentiment is another Ditto by Studio G cling stamp set I picked up at Michael's last week. I LOVE those sets! The twill ribbon is from Cosmo Cricket and I added a punched border using Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch. I finished off the card with matching buttons, and twine from The Twinery. I hope that you are having a great week and as always thank you for visiting my blog today!  I am playing along with the following challenges:


The Paper Shelter Challenge # 21 - Lots of dots

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - A Stitch in Time