Thursday, December 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Good morning!  Today's card is a birthday card for a dear friend of mine from highschool.  We live many, many miles apart, but stay connected by sending cards and chatting on Facebook.   I found a couple of challenges to help me with my mojo and I think I nailed it!    I am participating in my first challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I took a little bit of liberty with the sketch, but I think it works.  

The second challenge that I'm entering the card in is for Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Their challenge this week is a color challenge using Blushing Bride, Real Red, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz.  

Here is my creation: 

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Pool Party, Shimmery White
Ink:  Pool Party, Blushing Bride (marker)
Stamp Set:  Swirls and Curls Verses
Accessories:  Lattice Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Subtle Designer Button, White Embroidery Floss, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

If you have any questions about my card, please email me at  Thanks for stopping by today!!!

~ Angie

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Paper Players Challenge 75

Tonight I worked on a card for The Paper Players Challenge # 75.   The object is to create a holiday project using non-holiday stamps or colors. 

I chose to pull out some retired colors and stamp sets for this challenge that I really love and use them to create a holiday card with a non-traditional color palette.  I also applied a couple of techniques to the card - heat embossing and paper piercing.   Here is my entry:

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Pacific Point, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Pale Plum, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets:  Snow Burst, Lots of Thoughts

Accessories:  heat tool, white embossing powder, circle punches, snowflake brad, kiwi kiss ribbon, paper piercing tool, dimensionals, basic rhinestones, snail adhesive, sticky strip

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  For more inspiration, be sure to check out the design team's samples. 

~ Angie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One More Card For The Pals

I really loved the color challenge this past week at Pals Paper Arts so I whipped up one more card before the collection closes today.    I used the same stamp set, The Sounding Joy, but added some sparkle:  silver embossing on the word Joy and some silver glimmer paper.  

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Specialty Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set:  The Sounding Joy
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  silver embossing powder, heat tool, eyelet border punch, basic pearls, dimensionals, snail adhesive, sponge, pine colored twine

Here is a close up of the silver embossing:

I love silver embossing - especially on Christmas cards!  Just seems to add the right touch to holiday projects. 

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

~ Angie 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Anything But A Card Challenges

Today's project is a Christmas tree ornament that I am entering in two blog challenges.  The first challenge is for Hand Stamped Sentiments HSS Anything But A Card Christmas Ornament Challenge #95 and the second challenge is for Stampin' Royalty's Anything But A Card Challenge #100.   With Christmas decorating fully underway at my house, it's a great time to design an ornament using some of the fabulous stamps and designer series paper that Stampin' Up released this fall.  Here is my creation:

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy
DSP:  Frostwood Lodge
Ink: Whisper White (Craft)
Stamp Sets: Tags Till Christmas, Short & Sweet
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Mini Jingle Bells, Scallop Edge Punch, Ornament Punch, Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive,  Two Tags Die(cut 2), Basic Pearls, Silver Thread

Lots of little details, but I love how it turned out! 

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog today.   Enjoy your day!

~ Angie

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Color Challenge for PPA122

The first week of the month brings a color challenge at Pals Paper Arts.   The design team invited the very talented Angela McKay to their challenge this week as a guest designer.  The challenge is to use Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Always Artichoke on a card, scrapbook page, or 3D project.   These colors looks gorgeous together and I invite you to visit the blogs of the design team to get your creative juices flowing.   Here is my entry for the challenge: 

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set:  The Sounding Joy
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Antique Brads, Dimensionals, Mono Adhesive, Sponge, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Scallop Trim Border Punch

That's all for now....I'm off to a wedding reception!

~ Angie