Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Showers

I used DCWV's Sky's the Limit stack to design this card using this month's Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge.

I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the circles. I added Crystal effects to the umbrella and handle.  The DCWV has glittered raindrops that added texture and fun.  I added a rhinestone droplet and 2 rhinestone flowers.

Looking forward to Springtime showers and May flowers.  Paulette

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Take Ten Giveaway Winner

This card was published in the Spring 2015 issue of Take Ten Magazine.  My Giveaway Contest sponsored by Stampington ended today.  I put the names of those who commented either here on my blog or on Facebook into a hat and drew a name.  The winner of the copy of Take Ten Spring 2015 is Deb Smith.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

An Udder Year

The April Reader Art Quest over on the Unruly PaperArts blog this week uses "Animal Instincts" as a prompt and the beautiful colors of these gorgeous birds in the photo below:

My card uses two Penny Black stamps.  I stamped with black Stazon ink and colored with my Prismacolor pencils.  I gave the balloons some dimension by adding some Crystal Effects.  I embellished the sentiment with blue Stickles.  I added the Prima flowers, some half pearl centers and punched leaves.

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Here Comes Patsy Cottontail

Here comes Patsy Cottontail.  She's decorated a bunch of eggs and is getting ready to fill the Easter baskets.  Patsy is a Whippersnapper Designs stamp.  The designer paper is by We R Memory Keepers.  The rectangle frame die is from Ellentina.  The stamp was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I added an organdy bow.

Also while you are here, check out my GIVEAWAY sponsored by Stampington.  

Thanks for stopping by.......Happy Easter...........Paulette

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Take Ten Giveaway Contest

In my blog post on Feb. 17, 2015 I posted that I had four cards published in the Spring 2015 issue of Stampington's Take Ten magazine.   Stampington is allowing me to host a Take Ten giveaway on my blog.  Three of the cards I submitted and that were published in this issue demonstrated both "Variation On a Theme" and were designed in response to one of Take Ten's Design Challenges.  These are two features in the magazine I find very interesting.

On my page you can see my theme was golf.  The Design Challenge was to use stripes---a long horizontal one above the focal point and a shorter one directly under the focal image.

Sharon Bridges designed cards featured in the "Different Point of View" section of the magazine.  She uses the same stamp in 3 different ways.  This is another one of my favorite features in the magazine.  You can see Sharon's cards below:

I love doing challenges and I have been having fun participating in the daily challenges on Splitcoaststampers as well as submitting cards for publication.  It's so validating to receive comments from fellow stampers and reaffirming when a card gets published.

And now to get to that GIVEAWAY:  
Take Ten magazine is all about making a card in 10 minutes or less.  Comment below with an answer to the question:  Do you find it easy or challenging to complete a card within a time limit of 10 minutes?  If you have difficulty posting a comment here, you can post your comment on my Facebook page.  I will choose a winner on Tax Day, April 15th.  Winner will be chosen by random drawing.  

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to your comments and good luck in the drawing.

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