A Few Challenge Cards!

Hi, everybody! Just stopping in today to share a few cards that I made for the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, the Deconstructed Sketch and the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog.
My first card is for Sweet Sunday Sketch #177, and features a super adorable digi by Whimsy & Stars Studio. I printed him a little big, I think, so he got cropped a bit for my card. 
Supplies: digital stamp (“Valentine’s Little Boy” –  Whimsy & Stars Studio), patterned paper (“Devoted” mini pad – Carta Bella), sentiment stamp (“Daily Designs” set – PaperTrey Ink), metal die (“Whatnots Seasons Set One” – Your Next Stamp), watermark ink, white embossing powder, white marker, sewing machine, Copic markers.

Here’s the sketch that my card is based on:

All the details for this challenge can be found at “The Sweetest Thing.”

My second card is for Deconstructed Sketch #86. There’s no time limit for submitting a card based on this sketch, so I wanted to make sure that I posted it! You might recognize some of the papers from my first card…I love that paper pad!

This card features another digi stamp from Whimsy & Stars Studio. I am so happy that I design for Mabelle’s company…I love coloring her images!

Supplies: digital stamp (“Valentine Bear” –  Whimsy & Stars Studio), patterned paper (“Devoted” mini pad – Carta Bella; “Dots and Stripes – Homefront” – Echo Park), sentiment stamp (“Daily Designs” set – PaperTrey Ink), metal dies (Spellbinders circles, classic and scalloped hearts), watermark ink, white embossing powder, white marker, sewing machine, Copic markers, Liquid Applique, heat embossing tool, foam tape, Stickles.

Here’s the sketch that my card is based on:

My third card is for the “Trend Watch” challenge at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog. The inspiration for this challenge is a picture of a polka-dot purse:

So, I made this little “get well” card by paper piecing the pink and green paper onto the stamped image :

Patterned paper (brown polka dot – SEI, Bo Bunny Double Dot – Soft Assortment mini pad), Paper Smooches stamp sets (“Chubby Chums“(cow/bull),  “Chilly Chums” (ice bag/hat),  “Boob Tubes” (thermometer), “Sentiment Sampler” (get well), “Alphadot“; ink (Tsukineko Memento & Brilliance Graphite Black), Copic markers, twine (The Twinery).

All of the details on this challenge are at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog. The deadline for this challenge is Sunday, February 10th at 10:59pm EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these cards!

Christmas Card Challenges – Rolled Flowers

Happy Sunday! It’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge! This week, we’d like for you to use rolled flowers on your entry!

All of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and leave you some love!
It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!
Here’s my card:
Supplies: card base, patterned paper (Echo Park – Winter Park Mini Pad), image stamp (Ellie Loves Lattes – Your Next Stamp), sentiment stamp (Snowbunny Lucy Set – Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps), flower die (memory box), Copic markers, ink (Brilliance Graphite Black).
(I’m also entering this card in the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!)
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to see the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaBrigitteCandaceCorinneDeeKatieMargoMichelePat and Stephanie!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week & don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #131

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by to get a closer look at the card I made for this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I don’t often make Halloween cards, but I couldn’t resist making one with this sketch!

Here’s my card:

Supplies: card base, patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket’s Matilda), image stamp (Broomstick Lucy – Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps), sentiment stamp (Stampin’ Up!), border punch (American Girl Crafts), adhesive gems, Copic markers.
and here’s the challenge sketch:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
For all the challenge details, and to link up your entry, please visit “the sweetest thing” blog!

Challenge Cards: CPS, Sweet Sunday Sketch & Cupcake Inspirations

Today’s post will be a batch of three cards that I’m submitting to various challenges this week! 
First up is my card for this week’s CPS challenge, sponsored by Want2Scrap, and is based on this sketch:
Here’s my card! It was inspired by my niece, Olivia, who dressed up as Supergirl a few Halloweens ago!
Supplies: patterned paper (Jillibean Soup), stamps (Lizzie Anne Designs), cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), Copic markers, ink (Tsukineko Brilliance), card base, silver glitter pen.
My second card is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:
and here’s my card! I picked this stamp up at the Lizzie Anne Designs clearance sale.
Other supplies: pink striped paper (Echo Park Dots & Stripes), glitter brads, cardstock (Bazzill), card base, Copic markers.

I don’t have any tattoos, but there was a time when I wanted to get a small one near my ankle…I don’t think I’d be brave enough to get one this big, though! I like the pairing of this stamp with the paper from Basic Grey’s Out of Print collection!
My third card is for this week’s {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge. Here is the sweet inspiration for this week:
I was inspired by the colors on the cupcakes and the frog to create my entry:
Other supplies: patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket Pixielicious – polka dot; Basic Grey Sweet Threads, My Mind’s Eye – yellow gingham), card base, cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), Spellbinders Lacey Circles die, flower (Prima), brad (Basic Grey), Copic markers.
The frog image and sentiment are from the new Stampin’ Up set, “Turtle & Co.”
If you’d like to participate in any of these challenges, here are the deadlines (you can visit each blog for all of the contest guidelines and details):
CPS runs through Saturday July 23 at 8pm Central Time
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge runs until Friday at 10 PM Mountain Time
{Cupcake Inspirations} runs until Saturday at noon CST

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sweet Sunday Sketch #125

Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look at my entry for this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge! Here’s the sketch for this week:

And here’s my card!

Supplies: patterned paper (Basic Grey), typed sentiment, image stamp (Swimming Lucy – Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps), button & twine, Copic markers, Glossy Accents.
Thanks again for stopping by! 
This challenge runs until this Friday, July 15 at 10PM Mountain Time, when one card will be randomly selected to be featured on Saturday at “The Sweetest Thing” blog! Visit the SSSC blog for all the details!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #123

Hi! Thanks for stopping by to look at the card I’m entering for this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (#123)!

I colored this Birthday Josh stamp from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps while we were on vacation a few weeks ago, and thought he’d be great to use with this week’s sketch:

Here’s my card:

Other supplies: paper (My Mind’s Eye Out of the Blue paper pad), sentiment stamp (Stampin’ Up!), Copic Markers, adhesive gems.

Thanks again for stopping by! Don’t forget to visit “the sweetest thing” blog to check out the entries for this week!