Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Stampers' Sampler Market Tote Challenge


Just got my advanced copy of the Stampers' Sampler for Spring 2015.  They published 3 of my cards that I submitted for the Market Tote Template Challenge.


"Create & Inspire" uses word stamps from Stamp N Plus Scrap N.  I down loaded some magazine covers from images on the internet.  The card is a pre-embossed card from DCWV.  I added 2 brads to the handles.



 "I Want It All" was inspired by Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets.  I added a bit of bling and a bit of ribbon.  The white card was a pre-embossed DCWV card.

"Merci" uses a set of Stampin' Up stamps.  The tote was made from Graphic 45 paper and I sponged all the cut edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink by Ranger.  Embellishments include some 3-D roses ribbon, rhinestone flowers and a rhinestone scooter sticker from Hobby Lobby's Spare Parts line.


Thanks for stopping by.......................Paulette

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Watering Can

 The March sketch challenge over on the Die-namites blog uses the sketch below:


The challenge includes using a cut-out.  I created my cut-out from Spellbinders circle and scalloped circled dies.  To create my water can image I used Die-namites Spring Water Can die found HERE.  It's product # DN-1151.  I cut out the water can 4 times in gray, green, pink and lavendar.  I cut various parts out of the different color die-cuts to create the flowers and leaves.  I added silver stickles to the can and yellow and pink to the flower centers.  The sentiment stamp is by Stampin' Up.  The designer papers are from DCWV.

Looking forward to a warm, sunny Spring with lovely flowers....Paulette

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Upsy-Daisy




I designed this card for the DCWV Stack-aholics Challenge for March.  The sketch is pictured below:

You can find the challenge on the DCWV blog HERE.

I used the papers from the Cotton Bloom stack.  The daisies are from K&Co.  The stamp is by Stampin' Up.  The die is from Verve.

As winter comes to an end, I hope this card with its bright colors, pretty flowers and rainbow evokes thoughts of sunshine, showers and Springtime.

Thanks for stopping by...............................Paulette

Friday, March 6, 2015

St. Pat's Cat



This is my card for the March Unruly PaperArts Reader Art Quest.  The inspiration for this month comes from the colors and photo below:


I chose to make a Tent Topper card.  I used Spellbinders dies to cut my circles.  The stamp is fron Stampin' Up.  I used Tim Holtz pine needles distress ink by Ranger.  The pattern paper is DCWV.

Looking forward to celebrating St. Pat's Day with some corned beef & cabbage ...........................Paulette

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Scene in a Circle


For my "scene in a Circle" I used a tent topper card. I fussy cut the Graphic 45 paper scene and mounted it on a pale blue cardstock. I used a 3" circle punch to cut out my circle and outlined the circle with a gold Krylon leafing pen. I used a Spellbinders die to cut me white lacy butterfly circle. The lacy flower was made by gathering some lace. I added some purple silk flowers and added yellow Stickles to the silk flowers as well as the image flower centers. I added a purple rhinestone flower to the white lace flower. An Anna Griffin embossing folder was used to dry emboss the border.
Think SPRING...It's coming soon...Paulette

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's a Ladybug B'Day!



This card reminds me of the Sesame Street Song:  The Ladybugs' Picnic.  I made it for the Inspiration Challenge on SplitcoastStampers.

My inspiration comes from this twinchie: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/396105729696261909/
I used a Sizzix die for the leaves, a ribbon flower and a ladybug applique which was popped up on foam tape.

Have a great day..........................Paulette

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Published in Spring 2015 Take Ten


Just got an advanced copy of Stampington's Take Ten Magazine.  I've been published!  Cards for this magazine should take no more than 10 minutes to make.  The stamps I used for this set of three golf themed cards are from Stampin D' Amour and can be found HERE.  The three cards were published in a section of the magazine called "Variations On a Theme."  The pattern papers are from Graphic 45.  I used a polka dot embossing folder to mimic the dimple in a golf ball for all the white papers I used.   On this first card I used a half pearl as a golf ball.




In the same issue of Take Ten they also published a card I made for a sketch challenge.  The stamp is from Close to My Heart and the paper is DCWV.


While I prefer making more intricate cards, I often submit cards to magazines for publication that challenge me to create outside my usual style.

Thanks for stopping by..............................Paulette