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!!

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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)

Got 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!