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Monday, September 22, 2014

Classy Cards N Such Plaid Challenge

This week our challenge is Cozy Plaids!

The challenge for Classy Cards N Such is to use plaid on your card and use warm fall colors.  You will need to use one product that is sold in the store. The product does not have to bought at the CCNS store.  I know you all have a die in your stash that is listed in the store, come on over and play to win a plaid embossing folder.   We can't wait to see your cards.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Speedy Fox and Friends - Masculine Card with Navy

The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge for this week is to make a masculine card and use the color
Navy.  I think that Navy and white always make a card look classy so you really don't need much else on the card.   I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamps Marsh Selections on my card.  I made a Navy frame to showcase this pretty silhouette stamp.

I hope you will be able to join us for the Speedy Fox challenge this week.

Classy Cards N Such - The Mighty Sea

My card today reminds me of a beautiful summer day at the beach with the waves rolling in and a nice cool breeze from the ocean.   It would be great to be on the beach looking at this wonderful view.

I started out coloring my image with Copics, I added white ink on the waves.  I used the Spellbinder A2 Filigree Delight die to cut my oval, and my frame from Black card stock. I cut a piece of French Country, Graphic 45 paper, to put behind my frame. l really love this paper.

I stamped my sentiment and matted it with the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B die. I had the sand dollars in my stash, but you could use the Shell Set by Impression Obsession.

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Have a great weekend and thanks, for coming by today.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Ruby Falls

The Speedy TV Inspiration  challenge really brought back some memories for me.  The Inspiration pictures are of Ruby Falls and are really beautiful.   My parents took my older sister ( I will hear from her about that comment if she reads this-chuckle) and I to Ruby Falls when I was a freshman in high school.  I remember the gorgeous views with all the colorful lights inside the cave.

My card reminds me of a trip to California to visit my sister.   (yes, the older one)   ~smile~
(I am really getting myself in trouble with my sis, but she must remember I was always the bratty little sister and it is too late to change now.)  She took me on a hot air balloon ride.  It was fabulous floating over the wine country seeing the view.

For my card I chose to use the brand new Mark's Finest Paper  stamp set called "Hot Air Balloon" that will be debuting next week.  The picture I chose is brown and blue.  I needed one more color on my balloon so I chose pink.  (there went my masculine card) 

Here are the pictures:

 I hope you will take time to come over to Speedy TV to join us for the Inspiration Challenge.
Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you enjoyed my card and the pictures of Ruby Falls.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Classy Cards N Such - Santa's Reindeer

The Classy Cards N Such challenge this week is to make a card from the inspiration picture of a snowy reindeer scene.  I have to tell you I would rather see snow in a picture than in yard and on the walkways.  I am not ready for the winter that is upon us.  They are predicting a snowy one. 

I started my card by cutting the white card base.  I layered it with the beautiful
Bluebell Stardream Metallic paper.  I cut white card stock for the snow, added it to my card and added Crystal Ice glitter over the snow banks.

I used the Impression Obsession Small Deer die to cut the deer from white card stock-adhered them to the card.

Next I used the Impression Obsession Pine Branch die to cut branches from white card stock.  I cut two of them, tore off part of the branches, to make them fit correctly,  I used glue dots to adhere them to the bluebell card stock.

I used sheer white ribbon to make the bow with the Bow Easy.  I found the Joy sticker in my stash that had been purchased years ago.

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Thank you, for taking a peek at my card.  Come back tomorrow for more card inspiration from our fabulous design team.  You also still have plenty of time to join us for the challenge.  Find the details

Monday, September 15, 2014

Altered Art Card

Here is an altered art card I made for a monthly card swap.  Altered art has always been difficult for me, but I do like this card.  I used distress inks on glossy paper and then stamped over the top of it with stamps by Red Lead.

Squigglefly - Embossed or Glitter

Todays Squigglefly challenge is to make a card either embossed or with glitter.   I used a Squigglefly image by Niina Niskanen called Dragon's Visit.   I embossed the image.  I added faux buttons with bling.  Be sure and visit the Squigglefly blog to see the other team mates cards or to enter the challenge.