Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paris Lady Card with a Little Lace

Hi Everyone,
Happy Thursday. The weather is perfect here today in Michigan. I am in a lacey and beady kind of mood. So, I made this card using the Stampsmith stamp, Paris Eiffel Dress. I stamped the image on white glossy paper with black dye ink. I colored the image with Copics. I layered with black CS and some DP. I stamped a shadow square with Sage Shadow ink and stamped over top with an Eiffel tower and cut out. I added some velvet ribbon, black and cream lace, and lots of beads.

Product list:

Stamps: Paris Eiffel Dress from The Stampsmith; Shadow square and Eiffel tower from My Sentiments Exactly.

Inks: Tuxedo Black from Memento; Sage Shadow from Stampin' Up.

CS: Sage Shadow and black from SU

DP: K & Company, My Minds Eye.

Lace, velvet ribbon, and beads.

Detail shots so you can see the beads close up.

And, one more just for fun.

Oh, I guess that's all for me today. Don't for get that the first Stampsmith Challenge is on October 1st!!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

News Flash!! New Challenge Blog

Hi Challenge Addicts,
This post is for you! The Stampsmith has a brand new Challenge blog. There will be a new challenge announced every 1st and 15th of the month. You may use other stamps and Stampsmith (if you have some) for the first challenge of the month and only Stampsmith stamps for the second. And, there will be prizes...oh yes there will. Challenges are so fun. I am totally addicted to them. Oh, by the way, I was selected to be on the Design Team for the new Stampsmith Challenge blog. The first challenge will be held on October 1. And, you have to wait until them to find out the theme. I know, but I can't tell you. Sorry. You have to wait. I can assure that it is a fabulous theme. See more details on the new blog.

Okay, that's it for me. Have a great day!


State Your State Challenge DesignTeam Card

Hello again,
I have another fall color card for you today. This is a design team card for the State Your State challenge at the Stamping Vacation Challenge Blog.

The state for this State Your State Challenge for this month is....ARKANSAS and here are a few facts to help you along..

Arkansas is from the Quapaw (Sioux) word "acansa," which means "downstream place" or "south wind." which is the State Nickname
The Natural State-State Bird - Mockingbird
State Mammal - white tailed deer
State Flower - Apple Blossom
State Gem - Diamond
State Dance- square dance
State instrument - fiddle

You have until October 28th to complete this challenge. All challenge entries qualify for the monthly gift certificate drawing.

I was inspired by the State Mammal - the white tailed deer. Here is my card.

I stamped the image onto fall themed DP and then watercolored it with inks and a wet brush. Used a Spellbinders die to cut the shape. And, then added some ribbon.
Materials List:
Stamps: Deer from Blue Ridge Impression, Sentiment from Sweet and Sassy.
CS: Close to Cocoa
DP: Me & My big Ideas
Ribbon: Offray
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Rubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves from Memento: Chocolate Chip from SU
I added a really nice sentiment from Sweet and Sassy on the inside.

And here is a detail of the Deer.

Challenges for the Fall Deer card:

My Time To Craft: Looks like Autumn

Tuesday Taggers: Her Comes Autumn

Incy Wincy Designs: Anything goes

Another of my fall cards done. I have about 10 more to do. Lots of rain here today. We sure need rain after that hot dry summer. Have a great day!


Blog Hop Winners!

Hi Everyone,

The list of all the winners from the "Homemade With a Hop" is complete. All winners were chosen with random generator. You have until Oct 3rd to claim your prizes. If we don't hear from you, another winner will be selected.
Congratulations to all the winners.

For those of you who won the gift cretificates on my blog please email me.

Those of you who won on the other Design Team Member blogs, please email them. Here is the list:

From Dreaming And Creating (Karen- That's Me)

Stampsmith Gift Certificates go to:

Ira of Ira's Crea Corner


Did not have blog you recognize yourself Kay?

Janet of Life Full of Sunflowers

Kym’s Crafty Cards

From Stamping Vacation (Denise):
NEETI of "Potpourri of Art Decor" wins the prize from Ooh-la-la!
JOANNE GILCH of "Cardology Etc" wins the grand prize of a gift certificate tothe store of her choice! Joanne visited every blog so she will receive a $50.00gift certificate!
From Crafty By Nature (Danielle)
Andrea - Prize from Little Claire
Christi Hicks - Prize from the Cutting Cafe
Pat - Prize from SkyBluePink
From All Things Crafty (Stacie):
Practicing Creativity Design (stamp set of winner's choice) goes to Kay from
First $10 Rubberstamp Ave. gift certificate goes to Lois B from
Second $10 Rubberstamp Ave. gift certificate goes to Becky B from
From Free-4-Ever (Corry)
Die Cuts from Die Cuts Dreams Store is Ruthie of "Gotta Find a Cool & funky Name"
Prairie Fairy images is Rhonda of "Rhonda's Creative Spirit"
From Life is Beautiful (Audrey)
Kym´s Craft Cards wins the $50.00 gift certificate from Sunflowers and Dragonflies
Karen B from Memories Unleashed wins the stamp set of her choice from Sparkle and Sprinkle.
From Aspiring to Creativity (Dana)
The Pixie Cottage gift certificate: Margreet(
Lawn Fawn stamp set: B-Jo
From Merrymade Cards and Crafts
$25 Sticker Store gift certificate to Lou Lou Shive of
$25 Sticker Store gift certificate to Jennifer of
£10 voucher for Lili of the Valley to Janet of
Emu Creations (Annmaree)
4 Meljen Images - Joanne Gilch
$10US Certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon - CrafterGM
Coldwaters2 (Lorraine)
Christi of wins digital images from Glitterbabe's Art
JLJ Designs of wins a $25.00 gift certificate from Victorine Originals
Congrats Ladies and enjoy your fabulous prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hop and for making it so much fun. Thank you for all the thoughtful comments. And, thanks to those who became followers of this blog! Get to emailing to claim your prizes!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Vintage Card

Hi Everyone,
Great blog hop over the weekend. I will post the list of winners on Tuesday. I have been making a few fall themed cards. I like to send out fall cards for all my friends and family. I usually send out about 20 cards. I figured I had better get to work on some before fall has turned to winter. LOL. I used an Artistic Outpost stamp for this card. And, of course lots of fall colors.

Materials List:
Stamps: Bird image-Artistic Outpost, Leaf and Crosshatch background stamp- Stampin' Up
CS:Really Rust -SU
DP: K & Company, Harlequin paper- TPC Studios
Ink: Chocolate Chip Dye and Bravo Burgundy Pigment- SU, Vintage Photo-Ranger
Paper Doily, brown brad, large bead
And some detail shots-

Challenges For Fall Memories:

Alphabet Challenge: V is for Vintage

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Seasons Change

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Distressed/Sanded

Design Dollies: Lots of Leaves

Cards for Men: Autumn

Stamping Vacation: Embellish It-Use a leaf

Pratical Scrappers: Use your stash-stamps

Check back tomorrow for the list of Homemade with a Hop winners!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Take a ride in the Time Machine: Design Team Card


Hello Friends,
The year is 1917. And a lot of things were happening. The author, Carson McCullers and jazz great, Dizzie Gillespie were born. Some things were not so good. Of course WWI was still raging. And that was the year the United States began Conscription (or the draft). And to publicize the conscription, the artist James Flagg, designed the famous "I Want You" Uncle Sam poster.

So, that is the topic I used for my Time Machine Challenge Design Team card. The challenge is happening over at the Stamping Vacation Challenge blog where there is a different challenge everyday. And, each entry will qualify you for the monthly drawing. This month the prize is a $25 gift certificate to Flourishes!!!

Uncle Sam wants You!

I think this would make a great July 4th card. I used a digital image of the poster, Real Red and Night of Navy CS (Stampin' Up). And I had some gingham DP from DCWV in my stash. I received the brads as a gift with purchase from Addicted to Rubber Stamps - so they came in handy. And I added some shinny ribbon. Okay, now what can your Time Machine come up with...join in the challenge and share your projects. Look forward to seeing your projects!

Love ya,


Saturday, September 25, 2010

It is Blog Hop Time!

It's here: The Stamping Vacation blog hop we have all been waiting for.

Homemade With A Hop.

Welcome to your 7th stop of 10 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop: Homemade with a HOP! This blog hop starts September 25th at 9 a.m. and ends September 26th at 9 p.m. (US Central time) We're focusing on different homemade embellishments for paper crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on every single blog.
My blog is being sponsored by The Stampsmith Stamps. And there are Four $10 Gift Certificates to The Stampsmith Store up for grabs!! And to win one of the Gift Certificates become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) and leave a comment below this post.
If you have a favorite handmade embellishment mention it in your comment. Winners will be announced Tuesday, Sept 28.
PLUS,one grand prize winner will receive a gift certificate to the sponsor of their choice for $5-$50 depending on how many blogs they've commented on! There are 10 blogs to hop on so you can win up to a $50.00 gift certificate to the sponsor of YOUR choice! So be sure to comment on every blog!
A full list of prizes and blog hop stops can be found here.

You should have hopped here from Corry's blog.
If you have gotten lost along the way, return to the beginning here.

My handmade embellishment is a flower made from Tulle. To make the
flower start with a long, narrow strip of Tulle (about 2 x 30 inches). Using long running stitches gather up the long edge.

When you get to the end it should look like this:

Now pull the thread tight and it should look like this. Do not cut the thread at this point . Take a few stitches to hold the two short ends together. Make several knots and now cut the thread. Adjust the gathers so they are evenly spaced.
Die cut two flowers and grab a fabric covered brad.

Stack the die cuts and brad. Add a little adhesive to hold together. Layer over the tulle flower and push the brad's prongs through the tulle. I like to punch the prongs through the card too. That seems to help hold the flower to the card. So here is your tulle flower.

You can use your flower to decorate a card, a scrapbook page, or a gift package. I used mine on a card . Here is my finished project.

I used an Audrey stamp -The Audrey Hepburn Set from The Stampsmith.
Sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
Papers: GCD Studios, SEI- Bissette Collection, Glossy White CS, and green Vellum from the Paper Comp.
Sizzix Die Cut- Flower Layers #3.

And of course, some detail shots for you.

YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP IS DANA'S BLOG. So hop on over and check out Dana's handmade embelly and her prizes! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget that Stamping Vacation has a different challenge everyday for all the challenge-a-holics out there. I include myself in that group. LOL.

Have fun and good luck on all the drawings.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Attention Attention- The Blog Hop is Coming Tomorrow

This post will stay at the top of blog. Please scroll down for new posts. Thanks a bunch.

Blog Hop is this weekend! Sept 25 & 26!!!

Stamping Vacation Challenge blog is hosting it's first Blog Hop!!
It is called Homemade with a HOP! Yes, a blog hop featuring homemade embellishments!
Will there be prizes? You bet there will! Over $300 worth of prizes!!!
So far we have a winner's choice stamp set from Practicing Creativity Designs,
2 gift certificates from the Sticker Store,
2 digital images from Glitterbabe's Art,
L15 gift certificate and free digital image from Ooh-la-la Creations,
prize from Sunflowers and Dragonflies,
prize from Meljen Designs,
prize from Sky Blue Pink,
from DieCut Dreams,
digital images from Prairie Fairy Designs,
four $10.00 gift certificates from The Stampsmith
and a stamp set from Lawn Fawn ,
$10.00 gift certificate from Really Reasonable Ribbon,
a $25.00 gift certificate from Victorine Originals
AND a gift certificate from $5.00 to $50.00 (depending on how many blogs the winner visited) to the company of the winner's choice! This is going to be a HOPPIN HOP! Be there starting at 9 am on Sept 25th through 9 pm Sept 26th (US central time)
Come by and check out all the fabulous creations by the Design Team. See you there.

Clean And Simple Birds

Hi Everyone,
Today I have two Clean and Simple cards. I had to reign myself in for this one. I usually like to layer and layer. I used a bird stamp from Hero Arts. The sentiment stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly! The first is pink and girlie and the second uses fall colors.

I stamped the bird on Cameo Coral CS (SU) and paper pieced the wings. I die cut the oval and dry embossed the white CS. The card base is Blush Blossom CS (SU). I added some pearl stickers and a big white bow. Here is a detail.

Pink and Girlie Bird Card is in the following Challenges:

Caardvarks: Clean and Simple

Oldie But A Goodie: Pink and Girlie

Stamping Vacatiton NO NO Challenge: No Sparkle

Stamping Vacation: White Space Challenge

The second card is made the same way using Fall colors and I omitted the bow. The yellow paper is from Crate Paper and the card base is Certainly Celery (SU).

Fall Color Bird is entered in the following challenges:

Stamp Somthing Stamp Challenges: Something with Fall colors

Stamping Vacation Home Sweet Home: Rustic

Well, that's about it for me today. Hope everyone has a super sweet day!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thinking of you, Denise

Happy Wednesday!
Yesterday I said I would be back today with a card that had a hidden agenda. Well, that was kind of a play on words. I have a card today that is a hinged card with a hidden message. And, the reason for the card has been kept secret all week. All the Design Team Members at the Stamping Vacation Challenge blog got together and decided to make Thinking of You cards for our Team Leader, Denise Clark. So, this is your card Denise!! We all want to let you know how much we appreciate you. And, that we hope you have a lovely day today!

For the card, I used a Magenta stamp called Bird Tile. I watercolored it with H2O's and sprayed with Shimmer Mist. CS: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up); Light and Dark Aqua. Dp: DCWV. The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps. Here is a detail of the Birdie stamp.
The hinge is hidden below the bow. Here what it looks like opened up.
And a detail of the hidden message.

The card opens up in the regular manner with another little sentiment inside and a hand written message to Denise. I have also put this card in the snail mail for her to enjoy.

All my fellow design team members will be posting "Denise" cards to their blogs too. If you would like to check out their creations, here is a list of their blogs. And, join us by posting your own "Someone who needs a hug" card in the "To Who" Stamping Vacation challenge and be eligable for the $25 certificate to Flourishes.

Design Team Members

And, don't forget to come back this Saturday for the "Homemade with a Hop" blog hop. I have gotten some sneak peaks at all the handmade embellishments and they are fab! And the prize bucket has climbed to over $300!!

Challenges for Hinged Birdie Card:

Stamping Vacation:To Who - someone who needs a hug

Practical Scrappers: Ribbon

Paper Take Weekly: Animals

Anything Challenge: Cute

Spoonful of Sugar: Anything goes

Polly Craft: Cute and Cuddly

The Pink Elephant: Color Aqua, Dp, and an Embellishment(I used ribbon as my embelly.)

Tuesday Taggers: It Takes all sorts. With a Fab new Sponsor Ribbon Oasis

Flutterby Wednesday: This week only-all winged things.

Have a great day Denise and everyone else too!!!

Love ya,


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another Publication Update

Hi Friends,
I also have a Winter themed card in the Dec issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts.

I will be back tomorrow with a pretty card that has a hidden agenda.

See you tomorrow!

Love ya ,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Published Fall 2010

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick post to let you know that you can find more of my work in the following Magazines. In Just Cards! Holidays, my card is a Mother's Day card.

In Just Cards!, my card is a Christmas card in the new "Interior Design" section. This section features the fronts and the insides of the cards.

That's it for today. Have a lovely day!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Stampsmith Celebration!

Hi Everyone,
I am celebrating today! What is she celebrating you ask? I have been asked to join the Stampsmith Design Team. Hooray!! I will be designing cards and having fun with the ladies over at the Stampsmith Blog. And you have to check out the fabulous art stamps at The Stampsmith online store . I have used them in several of my previous postings, so scroll down and look for the Audrey and Coffee Gal cards. If you like movie stars, you will love their stamps too. Check them out. They have some new vintage Christmas sets that are to die for.

Okay, so my cards for today were made for the Stampsmith Yahoo Group's RAK's (random acts of kindness). I used the Ballerina stamp (another of Chris' Mother's stamps (thanks Elaine). I made a series of four cards with the same image and used different colors and papers. All the Ballerinas are stamped with black dye ink (Memento). The first uses lavender cs (Stampin' Up) and purple dp (Provo). I distressed all the layers with white and pink pigment inks (Color Box). I distressed the image with Vintage Photo (Ranger) and black inks. And added some purple brads.

The next three cards are all done in browns and a little green. I heavily distressed the edges of the Ballerina image with Vintage Photo for the pieces I used with the brown papers. Dp is from K & Company.

Dp is from Stampin' Up and I added a sheer brown ribbon.

This card uses a leopard print shopping bag I got from somewhere and thought would be cool to save. I did a lot of things that were framed and liked to use unusual papers for the dust cover on the back. But, I used this one for my card. I added mustard brads.

All the cards have a birthday sentiment on the inside and will be sent out. Since they are all being mailed, they are all standard A2 size. I enjoyed making some smaller cards for a change. I seemed to have been making lots of very large cards. So, don't forget to come and see me over at the Stampsmith Blog. They will be introducing me today or tomorrow.

Challenges for the Ballerinas:
ABC - Challenges: D is for Distressing
Belli Challenge: B for Brads (old mustard brads)
Alphabet Challenge: U for unused Stash- Leopard print bag, Dk brown CS
Res- Q - Challenge: Music inspiration piece, Inspiration #1
Stamping Vacation: Home Sweet Home - Retro Style
Stamping Vacation: NO NO Challenge - no sparkle- the brown cards have no sparkle.

Guess that's all for me today. I have to run some errands and stop at the craft store. The weather is lovely and cool here. It is such a relief after that horrible hot summer. Now, you make me happy by having a great day. And, make someone else happy by sharing a smile.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Funniest Challenge Theme Yet

Hi Gals,
Okay, what is the funniest challenge theme yet??? It is to make your own tombstone. I thought it was funny. My husband thought it was kind of creepy. I wrote on my tombstone what I hope mine would some point in the very very distant future. LOL. Where is this challenge, you might be asking yourself. At Stamp It Crazy challenge blog. I colored the tree with Copics and added the night sky with Night of Navy (Stampin' Up) and black inks. I wrote on the tombstone with a white gel pen.
Stamps: Candy Corn Tree - Impression Obsession; sentiment - GCS Artstamps
Edge Punch: Martha Stewart
This card qualifies for no other challenges. LOL.
Short and sweet today. Have a great day!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pretty Fairy with Basic Grey

Hi Everyone,
I had a nice birthday yesterday. Lots of phones calls from friends and family with happy wishes. So sweet of them. And, today I have a pretty card with a Stamping Bella stamp. Love their stamps. Her name is Anise Ketto and she is paper pieced. I pieced her dress, wings, the centers of the flowers, and leaves of flower on right. I stamped her on a solid DP and layered with another. I sprayed this with Shimmer Mist for a bit of glitter. I cut strips of a printed DP and glued them down on the dark purple paper. I distressed the center image and the strips with distress ink.

Materials List:

Stamps: Anise Ketto - Stamping Bella; flower - Print Works Collection

Ink: Stazon; Fired Brick - Ranger

DP: Basic Grey Kioshi and Wisteria Collections

CS: Pale Plum - Stampin' Up

Shimmer Mist

Metal Dots

Detail shot. Can you see the shimmer mist? And you can see how I used different paper for each part of the image.

Anise Ketto's Challenges:

Basic Grey Challenges: Paper Piecing and Basic Grey paper

Flutterby Wednesdays: Pink and a butterfly, angel or fairy

Crafts and Me Challenge: Sparkle and gems

Crafty Our Days Away: Girly and glitter

Stamping Vacation: Get the music in me challenge - Black Magic Woman

Well, that's about it for me today. I have to get the stuff together to make 40 Thanksgiving cards for Card Ministry on Monday. I have to cut everything then the gals with stamp and assemble. I have already designed the card so I just have to do the prep. Oh, and I have to come up with a few anniversary cards too. Have a great day friends!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Very Vintage Design Team Card

Hey Everyone,
Today is my Birthday. Happy Birthday to me. I am fifty years old today. Some would wonder why I would want to celebrate such a thing. Well, I am happy to have made it this far and I will carry on living each day to the fullest. And, what makes me feel fulfilled? Need you ask? Vintage! LOL. The Happy Birthday post is a Very Vintage Design Team Project for The Stamping Vacation Challenge Blog.

So get distressing everyone. The Very Vintage challenge theme is: POSTCARDS (You can use an entire post card, pieces of a postcard or a postcard stamp)
This challenge is due by October 7th.

All entries qualify as an entry in the monthly gift certificate drawing - $25 from Flourishes!!!

My project is not a card. It is a framed piece. I strayed from the card format because I needed more "scope". I just knew that the card would end up being gigantic because I wanted to put so many things on it. The framed piece is a "traditional" collage. Layer, layer, and layer. So of course, this project requires lots of photos. I don't want you to miss any of the details. LOL. Here is the full shot. You can see that I used a wood frame. I rubbed some stain on it to freshen it up. I just thought it needed that great big bow on the top. I actually do have this project displayed on a side table in my living room.

Okay, so how did I make this?? Well, I started with a Mustard piece of CS. I stamped various vintage images and tore them out. (If you follow my blog you may remember my trip to Florida this spring. The one where Chris and stayed with her mom. There images are some more of the ones I stamped while staying there. So, thanks again Elaine.) I arranged the images so that they overlapped. They were glued down with Decoupage medium and left to dry. When dry go over with one coat of Decoupage Medium. To unify the images, distress with Vintage Photo ink. Then stamp over the whole thing with Scratches cover-a-card using Cajun Craze pigment ink. Heat set. Trim to desired size and add all the lovely accents you can find!

Hint: Do not be tempted to add the accents with glue dots. You will be very disappointed every time you walk in the room and see another one on the floor. Wisdom speaks from experience. Use a good craft glue like Tacky or Fabri Tac.

Materials List:

Stamps: Large Travel Image and Milano -Treasure Cay; Lady w/ big Hat - Acey Duecy; Post Card - Stamping Sensations; Buttons and Lady - Acey Duecy; Scratches Cover-a-card- Impression Obsession.

DP: Brown Script - DCWV; Music - Penny Black;

Royal Decoupage Medium

Inks: Vintage Photo and Iced Tea - Ranger; Cajun Craze Pigment - Stampin' Up.

Accents: Clock - Blue Moon; beads, vintage jewelry, buttons, frame - all stuff I had laying around.

So, since I have so many jewels on this piece I also entered it in the

My Time To Craft Challenge- Jewels.

Creatalicous Challenge - Vintage

So dig through you stash and make your own Post card project. Hope you enjoyed my Birthday post and go ahead and celebrate too. We all need more reason to celebrate!!

Love ya,


Monday, September 6, 2010

Penny Black Sweetness

Hi Friends,
I am on a roll and no one can stop me!! This is my third post for the day. My Husband was at band practice all day yesterday so I got lots of cards done.

If you are looking for the Stamping Vacation Color Combo DT card, please scroll down. Thank you!

I pulled out some of my Penny Black stamps to make a sweet little card. I stamped part of a larger stamp to make the floral background and then paper pieced the main image. I used the color scheme from Penny B Friends Saturday Challenge which is: Purple, Cream, and Brown. I used lots of punches and added a brown gingham ribbon.

Materials List:

Stamps: All Penny Black

DP: Basic Grey

CS: Cream, Dark Brown

Punches: Fiskars, Edge Punch Martha Stewart


Flowery Mouse is entered into the following Challenges:

Penny B Friends Saturday: Purple, Brown , Cream

CES Challenge: Floral Frenzy

Penny Black at All Sorts: PB stamp and punches

7 Kids College Fund: recipe- 1 stamp they carry, 2 DP's, 3 flowers, 1 sparkly item

Well, I had better go spend some time with Don now. Tomorrow is my B-day! I am ancient!! The big five-o.


Vintage Arch Tag

Hi Girls,
I'm going vintage again! Just love it and can't help myself. I have a vintage project today that stresses distressing. LOL. I used an arch template to cut the tag. I stamped and stamped on it and then rubbed it with gold Perfect Pearls. I used two different stamps under the Lady stamp. I layered CS and lots of lace. I added s0me hardware and pearls. Take a look.
Materials List:
Stamps: Medallion and Crosshatch - Stampin' Up (all on the tag in subtle colors to add to the distressed feel.) Music Collage - Hampton Arts
DP: Music - Hot Off The Press
Dye Inks: Chocolate Chip - SU Distress Inks - Ranger
Pigment Inks: Cajun Craze and Almost Artichoke - SU
Edge Punch: Martha Stewart
Perfect Pearls: gold
Black Chantilly Lace
Pink Lace
I did lots of detail shots in an effort to capture the sparkle of the Perfect Peals. I hope you can see the shimmer.

All the Lovely Challenges for Vintage Arch Tag:

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Show your layers

Sir Stamp A Lot: Distressed

Stamptacular Sunday: Distressed

A Different Challenge A Week: Arches and Lace

Our Vintage Affair: Vintage Tag

Nice and rainy here today. Have a super Holiday. Hope you all have the day off!!


Color Combo Design Team Card

Hi Gals,
I have another Design Team card for you today. It is for Stamping Vacation's Challenge Blog Color Combo. The colors this month are:
Click over and check it out. (And, become a follower and mention my name.) If you make a card for this or any other challenge (there is a different one everyday!!!) you will be entered in the monthly drawing.

This month the prize is a $25 certificate to Flourishes!! Have you ever seen any of their stamps??!! They have some really great images. They are carry a full line of supplies too. Okay, so here is my Design Team card using the required colors.

I used a technique I just love.....Stamping right on the Decorative Paper. I love the effect you achieved by doing this. It is so dreamy. I stamped the butterflies and a few flowers on the DP. Then cut the DP to size and layered. I added some tulle, a vintage button and some beads.
Materials List:
Stamps: Butterflies - Serendipity Stamps; Flower - Stampin' Up; sentiment on inside of card- Custer's Last Stamp, Inc.
DP: K & Company
CS: Perfect Plum and Black - SU
Ink: Perfect Plum, Not Quite Navy, Taken With Teal - SU
black tulle
Vintage Button

I added a detail shot where you can see the vintage button and beads.

I decorated the inside following the same theme and used a sweet sentiment.

Isn't that a sweet sentiment??!! It is great for me because I use a lot of butterfly stamps. Okay, so don't forget to make your challenge card. The Color Combo sounds difficult, but once you pull out some papers, the colors really go together easily. And, you could win the Flourishes gift certificate. And, you can check out fellow Design Team Member, Lorraine's card. It is Fab!

News Update:

Stamping Vacation will be holding a Blog Hop On September 25 and 26. There are over 10 Sponsors lined up. So you know what that means??!! Lots of prizes!! Put it on your calendar and hop along with us. We will all be showcasing our favorite handmade embellishments.

Have a great day!