Mean Green Flying Machine

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

(For my Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge post, scroll to the next post, or click here.)

My very favorite color ever is green, or to be more precise, Pear--hex #d1e231. Seriously, it is that specific. But, I love all shades of green. At Christmas every year, I decorate with pear green and dark brown, most of the interior of my house is sage green, and much of my wardrobe, including my bowling shoes, is green. It is nature's neutral--everywhere, and beautiful in any setting. Shoot, if God has a favorite color, I wouldn't be surprised one bit, if it was green! So, in honor of my favorite color, I decided to make a green card today.
I colored the balloon and cloud images with Copics, adding some white Sharpie and gel pen highlights. The Green Apple straw originally was green and white. After flattening it in my Vagabond, I used Champagne Inka Gold, to turn the white stripes yellow, then I sprinkled Watermelon mix, Sugar Sprinkles, and Gold sequins around the card. The centers of the sequins and random pearl dots are made with a gold Pearl pen. The distressed sentiment layer was stamped with a Crackle Background, and the sentiment is a retired Taylored Expressions stamp.
On the inside, I used the same Crackle Background stamp for the sentiment panel, and cut a patterned strip out of scrap from the front of the card. 

So, what about you? Are you a fan of green? What's your favorite color palette? 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a colorful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve August 2015 Week 4 Sketch Challenge (Turned sideways)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Trio of Colors (Green/Brown/Yellow Copics)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #139: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #98: Use a Sentiment

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This summer just flew by! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second place, if for no other reason than I love the colors! Even though I live in North Georgia, and am privileged to see the leaves change color every year, just by looking out my window, the beauty of it still blows me away.

For Paper Sweeties' September Inspiration Challenge, I used warmer versions of the red, yellow, and green color palette to give me my first autumn card of the year.
I used a Viva la Verve sketch for the card design, and these Paper Sweeties stamps and Sweet Cuts die sets:


The beautiful sparkly gold flower-shaped sequins are from Paper Sweeties, too!
I edge-punched scraps for the inside of the card, and colored the cute heart divider stamp with Copics.


I just love the inspiration photo for this challenge! And, my teamies have some seriously cute cards to inspire you:


Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve August 2015 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #139: Anything w/ Optional Twist CYOC--A2/Birthday/Sequins
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #98: Use a Sentiment
RRR Challenge #124: Autumn Colors with Ribbon or Trim

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Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Time for a Paper Sweeties Rewind, where we mix new releases with older stamps and dies. Since all of Paper Sweeties stamps work well with each other, this is always fun. And, as I've done for all the cards for this release, this is a celebration card, in honor of Paper Sweeties' 3rd birthday.
For my card today I went Big and Bold, with bright yellow designer paper, and three different Washi tapes, then I paired the lollipop image from the Let's Party stamp set with the cute watering can from an earlier set called Showering You With Love. The images are colored with Copics and I used the out of the box technique to cut the rectangle around the watering can and leave the lollipops intact. You can't see it in the photo, but I heat embossed both lollipops with clear embossing powder to create a shine like a clear cellophane wrapper. The Wish Big sentiment is from the So Sweet of You sentiment stamp set. Three different sequin colors were the perfect finishing touch: Cookie Dough, Robin Egg, and Peppermint.
The sentiment on the inside of the card is made up from all the sentiments in the Wishing You stamp set except "Birthday." I left that off so this card could be used for any celebration.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the newest Paper Sweeties Stamps and Sweet Cuts Dies this week, and that you'll play along with us...especially since there are so many awesome prizes to give away!

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Food and/or Drink
613 Avenue Create #137: Anything Goes

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Paper Sweeties August Release Party!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

It's Release Day at Paper Sweeties, and all the yummy new stamps and dies are available in the shop now! I used several of them on my card today.
Sophie is wearing her newest dress, from the Wishing You stamp set, for Paper Sweeties 3rd Birthday Party. After paper piecing it from a piece of patterned paper, I used a Souffle pen to give it some blue accents, and added Stickles for some celebratory glitz. I even gave her a "Diamond" Stickles necklace and bracklet. My daughter had some interesting comments to make about Sophie's purple hair, but I was in the mood for something besides blond, brunette, or red hair, and I think she totally owns her new do! I love being able to add a little something to an image that makes it unique, and I did that here with Sophie's eyes. I'm still learning to add facial features, and it took me three Sophie images before I got this one good enough. For the balloons, which are from the new Happy Cake Day stamp set, I heat embossed them with black onto watercolor paper, die cut them with the coordinating die, then used my watercolors. I also watercolored the background layer, too. (I finally got my own watercolors, and the colors are so much more vivid than my daughter's watercolors!) The sentiment is also from the Wishing You set and is heat embossed as well. After some zigzag stitching, I finished the card with a few Jellybean sequins.
For the inside I die cut a frame, watercolored it to match the front of the card, and stamped a simple Happy Birthday sentiment.

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Be sure to visit the rest of the DT for more birthday fun inspiration:


And, there's still time to enter this month's Happy Birthday Challenge, too! BIG prizes up for grabs!

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I'll have one more card tomorrow that incorporates new and old stamp sets together. Hope you'll come back and check it out!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #136: Anything Goes
Art Impressions Challenge #166: Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons #107: Bright and Beautiful

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Paper Sweeties August Release Countdown!

Friday, August 14, 2015

I'm back with another Paper Sweeties sneak peek card. This one was super simple to make.
I used the new Let's Party and Wishing You stamp sets, and the coordinating Let's Party Sweet Cuts die set to create the gifts. I heat embossed them in white on watercolor paper, watercolored them, and added some white dots to the yellow package. The sentiment is embossed with white EP, and I used a white Sharpie marker to doodle around the edge of the card. Finally, I tied a Raspberry twine bow and sprinkled a few Tuti-Fruiti sequins around, filling the center of each one with a white Pearl Pen.

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More sneak peeks await at each of my teamies' blogs:


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Paper Sweeties began with Sweeties Girl stamps, and my sneak peek for the Release Party tomorrow features Sweetie Girl Sophie in her newest party dress. See you then.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #136: Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamp Challenge: Die Cuts

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