Tuesday, August 23, 2011

{Studio Stampers Blog Hop}

Good Morning friends and welcome to the August Studio Stampers Blog Hop! If you started from      the begininning of the hop then you should have arrived here from  Angela Schellenberg.
     As always you are in for a real treat in this months hop! Everything I used to create my card is from A Muse Studio. The stamp set I used is "Doctor's Orders". I stamped the medicine bottle 3 times using Latte, Cherry, and Sky pigment inks. Next I cut them out and paper pieced them to the bottle. I stamped the woodgrain background stamp in latte ink and stamped it onto kraft card stock. I added my layers and added  a double machine stitching border. I LOVE how that turned out! I used the ovals Nestabilities as my focal point, and added the paper pieced bottle, and the sentiment stamped in Versafine ink. To finish off my card I added Sky stitched ribbon.  I hope that you will visit all of the wonderful designers in this months Studio Stamper Blog Hop! I am the last stop on the blog hop but if you just arrived to my blog and would like to start from the beginning  please go to the amazingly talented stampers blog Krystie Hersch.         

           Here is the full list of the Studio Stampers Blog Hop Participants:
Veronica Zalis  <--You are here.
                            Thank you for visiting my blog today and have a wonderful day!


Monday, August 22, 2011

(Apple of My Eye}

    Good afternoon friends! Today has been a great day even though it's Monday and for that I am thankful. I was lucky enough to spend some time in my craft room and I created this card! I used the Paper Trey Ink Fruit Fusion Apple Mini stamp set. I stamped the apple in A Muse Studio Cherry Ink.The stem was stamped in A|S Fern, and French Roast. I used a scrap piece of SU paper that is a few years old. I'm so glad I held onto it! The woodgrain background is also by A Muse Studio and was stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock using French Roast pigment ink. I used the SU scallop border punch and finished off the card with a button tied with A|S toffee twine, and some machine stitching. Today I am playing along with a handful of challenges:

Create: Challenge - Back to School

The Pink Elephant TPE113 - Inspiration Challenge




Friday, August 19, 2011

{Pretty In Pink}

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog! After a short break from blogging I am back and hopefully getting back into the groove. Today I created a card for this weeks
CAS-ual Friday's challenge which was to create a CAS card with embossing - any kind. I added heat embossing using "tinsel" embossing powder. I used a stamp set from "Clearly Inspired" called Brushed Florals. This is an older set but I love love it and it is a stamp set that I will never part with! I used A Muse Studio pigment ink in Shell, and Bubblegum. I love the rich color they leave on any kind of card stock you stamp them on. The card stock I used is from SU, Natural, and Pretty in Pink. The sentiment is from the A|S set "Essential Sentiments" and the heat embossing was created with the SU set "Yummy". The embossing is very subtle, but that is what I love most about it! I added acrylic flowers from the Making Memories "Flutter" collection, and I finished off the card with machine stitching. I love the way my card turned out, and I hope you do to!  Have a great day and thank you for visiting my blog!

Today I am playing along with the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge# 16

Charisma Cardz Challenges #33 - Negative Space

The Pink Elephant TPE112 - Stitching

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Bling


Thursday, August 18, 2011

{Back From a Hiatus}

Hello friends and visitors! I took a short break from card making but now I am back to share a card I created today. Everything I used to create my card is from A Muse Studio, and just in-case you didn't know this already I am an A|S Creative Consultant and there are lots of exciting things that are getting ready to happen so stay tuned to my blog so you don't miss out! I used three different stamp sets to create my card, Mad For Plaid, Contemporary Greetings, and Friend to Friend. The A|S pigment ink pads I used were Shell, Latte, and Lemon Whip. I used the large and small Swallow metal die using craft card stock. I like the soft colors of my card, and I love those pretty swallow's! I thank you for visiting my blog today and if you have any questions about A Muse Studio, or if you would like to join my team and take advantage of the $99 starter kit special please let me know! have a great day!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

{Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger}

The days are just getting away from me lately! I am here this evening to post a card I created for the latest Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. Here is the beautiful trigger picture:

This quilt is so pretty and I was inspired by the pattern, color, and crispness of the over all picture. I hope that I was able to capture all that with my card! To create my card I used the die cut remnant from the card I created a few days ago using the A Muse Studio metal butterfly die that I ran through my Cuttlebug three times. Next I embossed a piece of chocolate card stock and glued the butterfly trio on top of it. (I hope that makes sense.) The patterned paper I used is from lily bee designs. Next I added some matching ribbon that I bought at Costco. I added a sentiment from the A Muse Studio stamp set "Wild Rose" stamped in Versafine black ink. To finish off my card I added a button tied with twine. I hope you like my card and as always thank you for visiting my blog today!


Friday, August 5, 2011

{Designer Birthday}

Good morning friends! Today I was once again inspired by this weeks Color Q Challenge #96  featuring these beautiful and trendy colors:

I just love this color combination!

This weeks Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World inspired me as well!

I love the pattern and color of the blocks!And finally I was inspired by this weeks Create: Challenge - Birthday Cards.  To create my card I used patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket, and more paper from Lily Bee Designs. The gray lace is from Wal-Mart(my store clearanced TONS of lace, ric-rac, and seam binding, SCORE!) I created the butterfly using SU Tempting Turq. and the A Muse Studio Woodgrain background stamp and metal butterfly die. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the SU cling mount set "Something to Celebrate". I added a punched border using the SU Scallop Lace punch, and some pretty bling from Hobby Lobby's Paper Studio line. I love the way my card turned out, and I hope you do to! Thank you for visiting my blog today and stay COOL if you are enduring the terrible heat wave on the south, hot-hot-hot.  Have a great day friends!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

{Just In The Nick of Time}


Wow, I rarely post this late but today has just been a whirlwind! Today I am playing along with two of my favorite challenges:


 This weeks challenge at CAS-ual Fridays was to create a 4x9 card, something I have never ever done. So, I thought I would give it a try. The color challenge at Color Q was beeee-utiful this week so I knew I just had to play along with my favorite color challenge! To create my card I used the A Muse Studio large butterfly die and ran it through my Cuttlebug three times using lily bee designs patterned paper.  I than did the same thing using smallest butterfly die and a piece of patterned paper from the DCWV Lace and Linen stack. I added a strip of Bashful Blue patterned paper that I punched with my Ek Success Abstract Circles punch, and  I also punched a strip of Kiwi Kiss card stock (didn't have Lucky Lime-ade but thought it was a very close match) using my SU Scallop border punch. I finished off the card with a pretty piece of gray lace and a sentiment from the A Muse Studio "Essential Sentiments" cling stamp set. For this being my very first 4x9 card I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I hope you like it to!

ps- sorry for the bad picture, I didn't get a chance to take my picture till after the sun went down, I'll try to take a better pic in the morning.