Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Christmas Cheer in the Lost Lagoon

This weeks Challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Sketch Challenge! 

I find that sketch challenges are the easiest :o)
I was able to put this card together fairly quickly once i knew which materials i wanted to use.
The colors are Lost Lagoon, and Soft Sky. I am using a sneek peek new paper from the upcoming Stampin Up Holiday Catalog, which, by the way, makes me want EVERYTHING in it!  I did use a retired stamp and die set to create the snowflake, but snowflakes never go out of style, right?  When i look at this card, it kind of reminds me of snow falling in the hills....
be sure to make something using the sketch and play along with us over at Stampin' Royalty!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stampin' Up Convention 2014

I had SOOOO much fun at the Stampin' Up Convention this year! My fellow Stampin' Royalty Goddess, Carrie Rhoades, and I, took on Convention 2014, and had a Rockin' good time! 
She and I and another fellow demonstrator shared a room for the weekend, and Carrie left us these amazing and super awesome gifts filled with all kinds of goodies each evening! they were little surprises left on our pillow!  aren't they just super cute!! She makes such fantastic things! 

and just a quick note about convention itself, i just have to say, it is jam pack-filled with things to do and see and experience! you end each night with a head full of ideas, even though you might be a bit exhausted when it is all over...I basically wish there was another one next month!

Here are a few pictures from my adventures:

 During one of the classes...

the main foyer behind me...

Main Stage looked awesome!

This picture does not do justice to how big this room is, how many people are in it, and how the energy was flowing!

me, in front of Main Stage :o)

Some awesome swaps!!

 here is Carrie and i loving our new paper that we all got during a giveaway!!

Got my face painted at the Awards Night After Party! so much fun!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sparkle and Shine

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is a Picture Inspiration Challenge...
(see picture above)  :o)
after embossing the sparkles on the background piece, I just used some scrap strips adhered slightly askew for added interest to create a backdrop for the main sentiment cluster. the banner is also embossed in gold. I added a few sequins for some more shine, then added the sentiment on top of it all.  Pretty easy, but trendy and cute! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet Cupcakes!

The challenge this week at Stampin' Royalty is ANYTHING GOES!

I created the 'argyle' portion of the card by punching out small squares and orienting them in a diamond shape to create a pattern.  i punched out the cupcakes and put them together. This card mostly explains itself, and really wasn't that difficult to put together.  :o)

Stamps - 
Cardstock - Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White.
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Accessories - White Chalk Marker, Small Square Punch, Owl Builder Punch (for the hearts), Cupcake Builder Punch, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Pearls, Small flower punch, Stripes Embossing Folder

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anchors Away!

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is Keeping it Simple!

I have kept this card pretty simple, even though there seems to be a lot going on...
I used a few different inks to make a sponged strip down the side of the cardbase, then used my Night of Navy marker and a Ruler to outline it, then i stamped the ship image and cut it out, then stamped on a strip that i made into a banner, glued a half circle to one end, put in a brad, then stamped the anchor off to the side to finish it off!
I really like the way it turned out and ill probably make more!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Big Picture...

This week at Stampin' Royalty, we are having a Picture Inspiration challenge! 
(here is the picture)

Almost everything on this card was made with a punch. The sunflowers are made with the little hearts, the medium, and biggest hearts from a retired triple heart punch from Stampin' Up, but you can substitute similar hearts :o)
I made the fence by cutting strips and cutting the tops using the corner of a square punch. Then i used the 'confetti' portion of the Cupcake Builder punch to make the 'nails'.  I had cut the stem of the flower.  

Cardstock- Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Old Olive
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Cupcake Builder Punch, Square Punch, and the 1-3/4 circle punch, 1-1/4 circle punch,White Embossing Powder, Retired Triple Hearts punch 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fill My World with Color

This week over at Stampin' Royalty, we are doing a Color Challenge!
If you have been reading my blog for ANY length of time, you will notice i always revert to birthday cards :o)
so why stop now! haha...
this card is pretty easy to figure out, but i will explain how i did the faux brads...
i used my Cropadile to punch out some small circles, glued them on, then put a generous blop (that is a technical term, by the way..) of Crystal Effects on each of them and let them dry. Voila! brad-like elements! in any color you need! and you can use..... SCRAPS! (love it!)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Good Old Days...

The challenge at Stampin' Royalty this weeks is Masculine projects, and since Fathers Day is fast approaching, i thought i would make a card for the upcoming occasion :o)

My dad is very much into photography, and luckily, one of the images in the new Traveler stamp set, is this cool old camera! 

for the background panel, what i did was take a regular panel, and cut it exactly in half diagonally, then skewed it slightly on the Early Espresso panel, to give it kind of a modern feel. the whole thing kind of reminds me of old stuff like leather and wood boxes or carrying cases, etc.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


The Challenge at Stampin' Royalty this weeks is a Picture Inspiration! 

Above is my take on the fun image!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Do!

This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is Weddings!
for this card, i wanted to keep it fairly simple, but have enough interest. I don't have the shiny gold paper, so i used my embossing powder to make a sheet of embossed gold, then punched out some circles.. after i glued them on to the Whisper White panel, ran it through my Big Shot using the diagonal stripe embossing folder.  i punched the heart out of Silver Glimmer Paper, and surrounded it with pearls.  I embossed the sentiment in gold