I hope you are having a lovely start to the week. I have been enjoying an extended long weekend with the family and it's been a busy one, but I found a couple minutes today to accomplish two things: (1) play along with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge and (2) use Silhouette Portrait for the very first time (!). The convergence of those two items resulted in this:
I used the Silhouette to die cut the view finder disc and matted small swatches of cardstock behind each window. I stamped a heart from Spiffy Scooters on each colored window and added an arrow from Teen Scene to the disc.
The sentiment is from Spring Fling. Some gray and white polka dot patterned paper and a bit of black and white twine finished off the card.
Here is this week's inspiration photo:
You have until June 2 to link up your take and play along!
Just popping in today to share a card I made this weekend using some really awesome, or should I say uber cool, Paper Smooches stamps.
I used most of the images from Little Lady to stamp the background. I colored the images using some plain old highlighters I picked up at Target while on an errand run.
While I was in the office supply section, I also picked up a pack of adorable neon post it notes and on a couple of pink and blue post its, I stamped sentiments from Slang Gang. I also stamped the leopard print from Little Lady onto the hot pink washi tape to create a little customized washi. The stamped panel was adhered to a card base covered with adhesive-backed cork.
Well that's all for me today. I do hope that you had an amazing weekend. It was so beautiful here, I don't want it to end!
I got a few minutes in my craft room last night to play along with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge. This week is a sketch challenge and here is my take on this week's sketch:
I rotated the sketch 180 degrees and instead of banners, I used tropical drinks! The drinks and sentiments are from Get Outta Town and I die cut the water using Borders 1. I also used the bird image from Get Outta Town to create the waves. I think that fruity drinks and a sunset view of the ocean would definitely be a happy place.
Here's a look at the sketch:
You have until Sunday night to link up your take on the sketch and play along!
Today, the Little Tangles blog is launching a brand new challenge. The theme this round is Embellish It, so I offer to you a card that is (clear throat) heavy on the embellishments....
I realize that this card has more rhinestones than an Elvis impersonator, but that was what made this card fun and easy to put together! The rhinestones (made by Darice) came on adhesive back strips. I just trimmed the strip to fit across my card and added a sentiment from the new Sparkle and Shine set. I matted the panel on some black card stock before adhering it to a white card base.
You have until Sunday, May 26 to link up your take on this challenge. Visit the Little Tangles blog for more details and to link up your project. I can't wait to see what you create!!
I am spring cleaning my craft room and offering lots of sets for sale at crazy cheap prices. Stamps available are from Papertrey Ink, Waltzingmouse Stamps, The Craft's Meow, Amuse, Stampin' Up. Lawn Fawn, WPlus9 and more!
Here's a sample....
Please click the Spring Stamp Tag Sale tab for a detailed listing of what's available, additional photos and information about payment and shipping.
If you have any questions, please drop me an email at scrappy_diva (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Over the next couple of days I thought I would share some of the other cards that I sent in for Paper Crafts Magazine's Stamping Royalty contest.
This card was created using Neat and Tangled's Just Hello set. I stamped the adorable letter on lots of different colors of card stock, trimmed them out and built a background. I added the sentiment to a die cut speech bubble and a strip of embossed navy card stock at the bottom. The little hearts were created with a Martha Stewart punch and the finished panel was mounted on a kraft card base.
Looking back at this one, I probably could have added some red baker's twine to the card between the white and navy cardstock. I will keep that in mind for next time!
I hope you are having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!
It's Day 2 of Release Week at Neat and Tangled!!! Today, I am showcasing a fun little set called Sunburst.
For my first card, I created a...... wait for it.....sunburst! I stamped the image in yellow ink on a piece of lighter yellow card stock. I added a circle to the sunburst center that I stamped with the smiley face from Sketchy Cupcakes.
The clouds are the thought bubble from Thinking of You (another great mini set) and the sentiment is from the brand new Sparkle and Shine set that we previewed yesterday.
For my second card today, I used the sunburst as the background of my focal point.
I combined the sunburst with another sentiment and stars from Sparkle and Shine set. These sets work so well together.
Danielle is giving away one a Sunburst set today on the Neat and Tangled blog. Be sure to stop by and enter the giveaway and check out more inspiration from the Design Team!!
It's Release Week at Neat & Tangled!! On Wednesday, May 8, Danielle will be releasing 3 brand new sets. Today, we are previewing Sparkle and; Shine. I had so much fun playing with this set and wanted to share a couple cards I created....
First up is a card I created using the light bulb stamp. I stamped the light bulb on various patterned papers, trimmed them out and adhered them to white card stock.
For my second card, I wanted to create a focal point from one of the smaller stamps.
I cut a piece of card stock with a wavy trimmer and used that as a guide to line up the dot stamp. I then stamped the dots repeatedly in rainbow colors on a white piece of card stock. I added the sentiment in black ink and attached the stamped panel onto a white card base with foam tape.
If you haven't already, be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled blog and leave a comment to win this great set. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hi! I am Katie. By day, I am a working mom of 2 awesome girls, and by night, I am a paper engineer, DIY enthusiast and all around crafty gal. I love to try new things and strive to do something creative each and every day.