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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Muse Card Challenge #114 & Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #17

Hi everyone ~ I have two cards to share for a few challenges. The first is the Muse Card Challenge and this week Marion Vagg has provided us with a card for inspiration. Here is my card:

A rather literal interpretation, but I do love this butterfly die. I used Distress inks for the small panel, and die cut the butterfly from the PTI set 'Life is Beautiful'. I then cut the solid die cut from vellum, and added a few gems and sequins. The card base was embossed with PTI's Linen/Canvas Impression Plate. It's difficult to see the texture (at least on my screen), so here is a close-up:

I'm also playing along with the SSS Flickr Challenge, which is a color challenge. Here is my card: 


For this card, I used my SSS Stencil 'Bouquet of Flowers' and Hero Arts Shadow inks. The sentiment is from the SSS/Mama Elephant stamp set 'Summer Garden' and the die cut banner is by Lifestyle Crafts. I am also entering this card into SSS Wednesday Challenge for the theme, Clean & Simple.

That's it for me...Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Addicted to CAS Challenge #62

Hi everyone,
Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, and this time I will be the Hostess and have chosen Black, White & Gold for the color palette! We are also welcoming back our Guest Designer Pia of Pia's Creative World...Love her fabulous card! Our sponsor for this challenge is Eureka Stamps, and the winner will receive three digital images of their choice!
Here is my card:

I kept it really simple by stamping the outline of the flowers in black and the centers (and sentiment) with Delicata Gold ink. I created masks so that I could add dimension by overlapping the flowers, then a rectangle frame to emboss around the image and a scallop border die from Mama Elephant.
Note: Sentiment is from Avery Elle 'Sentimental Swirls' which seems to be discontinued.

That's it for me today...I hope you'll stop by the gallery to see what my teammates have created and play along with us in the challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by,


Friday, April 24, 2015

a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash & Giveaway!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash!!!  You should be arriving from the a2z Scrapbooking Blog.  If this is your first stop you'll want to begin at a2z Scrapbooking blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun and beautiful creations that our DT is sharing today.

We will be giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store to a randomly selected person who leaves a comment on each blog post along the hop, so be sure to do that! Here is my card:

For my card, I cut the Hero Arts 'Swirly Background' image with my Silhouette and placed the bright teal cardstock from DCWV behind it to add impact. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts/Studio Calico stamp set that I received from a SC class about a year ago. I wanted to keep the focus on the swirly pattern, so I added a few silver stars, and that was it!

Your next stop on the hop is my dear friend Betty who never ceases to amaze me with her talents! I have also provided a link to all of the DT blogs, so if you should lose your way, feel free to stop back here to start hopping again :)

Blog Hop Order:

a2z Scrapbooking
Barb (that's me)

There is still time to play along in this month's a2z Scrapbooking Challenge ~ You may enter up to five times to be eligible to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store with each entry! And, don't forget, you are always welcome to use my Coupon Code BARB15 for 15% off your order (before shipping)!

Well, that's it for me...I want to thank you so much for stopping by, and for leaving such lovely comments for me...I read each and every one of them, and appreciate it very much!




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

You Make My Heart Soar

Hi everyone,
A quick post today to share a card I created for two challenges: CASology Challenge for the cue card Ombre and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the theme Clean & Simple. 

I started by embossing the feather onto a white panel, then stamped it with three PTI inks - Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist. I added a strip of Hawaiian Shores cardstock on each side, stamped the sentiment and placed a few clear sparkly sequins (from an old SSS card kit) to jazz it up...Done and dusted!

It's difficult to see the embossing  around the feather, so here is a close-up:


I hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks so much for stopping by ~