Friday, August 29, 2014

avery elle challenge #14 - sequins

When I was in high school, my friends and I pulled a "prank" where we cut out a bunch of paper snowflakes, wrote inspiring, positive messages on them and then taped them to every locker in the school.  We didn't sign our names, just spread some good cheer anonymously.  This card I made reminds of the well wishes and heart behind that prank.  A simple, no-need-for-an-occasion, card to say hello.

I'm entering this into the Avery Elle Challenge, where we have to use sequins in our project.

Funny thing is I had every intention on making this a masculine card.  I first choose the colors for the chevrons, die cut and glued them on.  Then I lost control...added hearts, a sparkly sentiment, and then the sequins.  Even though the sequins are navy and metal/grey to match the masculine chevrons, I think this just shows how I have absolutely no self-control.  Haha!

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Avery Elle Modern Leaves; Red and Goldie
Dies: Chevron Border
Other: sequins, colored cardstock

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

cas(e) this sketch 89 - shine bright

Woke up feeling pretty fancy this morning, so I made this before heading off to work.

I'm submitting this into the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge, which used this sketch.

Because I was feeling so fancy, I pulled out some vellum.  Then I got out my Mama Elephant Filigree set, one of the first sets I've purchased from Mama Elephant and sadly one that has been neglected for far too long.  The details of the images are lovely.  So I embossed in black super fine detail powder and then diluted some gold ink with a bit of water, then brushed on.  Yummy.

Then I got to play with a my new Winnie & Walter set, The Big, The Bold and Fun, which I won by leaving a comment on Julie Ebersole's blog.  Hello??! Awesome, awesome.  Meaning, Julie is awesome and so are these stamps.  The bold sentiments stamp out so clean and crisp.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're feeling fancy, too;)

Stamps: Mama Elephant Filigree, Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Fun
Inks: Delicata (golden glitz); Versamark
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Other: embossing powder, sequins

Friday, August 1, 2014

mama elephant and me - watercoloring and birthdays

Happy August to you!  Can't believe it's already so late in the summer.  Now, I'm feeling the pressure to squeeze in as many summer concerts, outdoor movie screenings, and rooftop happy hours as possible.  Hope you're having a wonderful summer, and I hope you can take part in Mama Elephant's August challenge: Watercoloring and Birthdays.

I used one of my favorite sets, Nursery Deco, to watercolor a birthday bear.  The birthday presents were stamped, watercolored, and cut out, using the Cozy Christmas set.  Great way to use those holiday sets year-round! Its a bit difficult to see, but I used watercolors on the star/heart-shaped dies from the Confetti Creative Cuts.

Check out the wonderful inspiration from the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge Team.  My jaw hit the floor several times when I saw them.  Seriously, go take a look for yourself, and then after you pick up your own jaw, come play along with us.

The guidelines:   
  • Your entry must use at least one Mama Elephant stamp
  • Your entry must incorporate the theme: Watercoloring and Birthdays
  • Your entry must link back to the Mama Elephant and Me blog post along with the graphic image
  • Winner will be featured on the Mama Elephant and Me blog and receive a stamp set of their choice
  • Link up your creations using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the Mama Elephant and Me blog challenge post
  • Deadline to submit entries is August 28th
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.  So, have fun, go crazy, and stamp, stamp, stamp!!!
Thanks for looking and can't wait to see your wonderful creations!

Stamps: Cozy Christmas (presents); Honey Bunny (party hat) Make a Wish (sentiment); Nursury Deco (bear and banner); Pandamonium (balloon)
Dies: Confetti