Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 24

      The latest challenge at Sparkle and Shine is to use this inspiration photo.  The sponsor is Right at Home, a wonderful online store!                


My take on this photo is below.  I loved the chevron pattern and bight splashes of color, so I incorporated those elements into my card.
I used the following Pretty Pink Posh items:
Scalloped Frames Dies
Stitched Speech Bubbles
Stamptember Exclusive Friends Balloon stamp and die set 
Iridescant star confetti
Also, Create a Smile Happy Birthday sentiment

The card is a little busy, but I like it because it is fun - will be great for a dog lover or child!
Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Challenge

Here's a second entry for the PPP Valentine Challenge.  I used the same basic design as my first entry, changing up the sentiment and making the center heart a shaker.
The following are the inspiration cards:

I used a combination of Lisa's heart and Liz's shakers for this one.

Items used:
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die, wishing die and sentiment
Create a Smile arrows background stamp
Spellbinders Original Heart die
Martha Stewart red and gold embossing powder
Pretty Pink Posh red and gold heart confetti

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 23 and PPP Valentine Challenge

There's a beautiful inspiration photo for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge 23. It makes me very hungry for cookies and milk!!  (I think I'll bake some tonight)
This challenge is sponsored by Create a Smile Stamps - be sure to check out the wonderful items in their online store!

My version is very similar, using the red and white color scheme, hearts and envelopes.
I cut two "Sending" sentiments, one of the red cardstock used for the scalloped heart and one of shimmer silver cardstock.  I thought using them with a shadow effect stood out more than either of them alone.  The card front is popped up off the card base, as well as the red banner and "Sen" of "Sending" (to keep it flush with the rest of  "Sending").  Otherwise the profile is lower so I can send it easily through the mail.

Items used:
Simon Says Stamp: stitched rectangle die, Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set and coordinating die
Sizzix Tipsy Hearts Originals Die: white center heart
Marvy Uchida Craft Punch: scalloped heart
Create a Smile Stamps:  arrows background stamp
Martha Stewart:  sterling and lady bug embossing powder
Pretty Pink Posh:  red heart confetti

I would also like to enter this into the Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Challenge

Lisa's heart card was my inspiration