Thursday, June 13, 2013

Taking Direction

I joined the Retro Sketches challenge this week, and I had a little helper making my card.

It's a Father's Day card for my son to give his dad. He was in charge of picking the stamp set and choosing a main color.  It's like have a mini art director at home with me! I had to have him approve the sketch and my ideas, but the smile on his face when he saw it all come together
was awesome!

This particular stamp set, Moving Forward, is retired now, but it was the Stampin' Up! Ronald McDonald House Charities set. For every set purchased, SU donated $3 to RMHC. This year's set is a really cute group of tag stamps called Tag It, and again SU will donate $3 for every set purchased. Check it out below. You can order your set through my store.

© Stampin’ Up!

 Card Recipe
Stamps: Moving Forward (retired)
Colors: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade (retired)
Paper: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, DSP Summer Smooches (retired)
Accessories: Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Stripes embossing folder

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Challenging Myself

I'm back, and I've figured out how to add a few more blog features plus I have a new card to share with you. Determined to create my own card creations more often, I decided to play along with a few card challenges, Fab Friday and The Paper Players. Some times it's helpful to have a piece of the puzzle started for you like the colors or a sketch. They can kick start your creativity if you need a little focus.

I liked the sketch challenge at Fab Friday because I have been wanting to try the Out of the Box technique where your stamped image comes outside the edge of shape. I just wish I had let more of them pop out. What can I say it was my first attempt! Next time, there will be more.

And, I can't lie... I'm a sucker for any color combo that has Pool Party so The Paper Players was right up my alley this week. I was the girl who was so excited when Pool Party became a permanent color this year. It's my favorite!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Trust God
Colors: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron and Early Espresso
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Antique brads

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Getting My Feet Wet

I've talked about having a creative blog for so long. I've finally found some time to actually make it happen.  There is still a lot I want to add to it, but let's call it a diamond in the rough. You have to start somewhere, right?

Enjoy the card below while I figure out a little more about this blogging stuff. I'll be back, I promise!