Monday, May 28, 2012

Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge

Welcome!  Today is the very first Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect challenge!  The Picture Perfect challenge will always begin on the 4th Monday of the month and be accompanied by an inspirational photo.
Here is the inspirational photo for this challenge.  Don't you love the color of that piano?!!
For my card, I took inspiration from the colors, patterns and layout of the photo.  Here is what I made:

(My cake is actually the same color as the piano from the inspiration photo IRL, but for some reason my camera doesn't translate the deep teal color very well!)

  I used several Paper Smooches stamp sets for this card.  I love to mix and match images from different stamp sets!  I used Hubby and Wifey, Hang Ups (hearts), Perpetual Bliss (let's), and Sugar Rush (celebrate).

We would love to have you play along with us this week over at the Paper Smooches Sparks blog, but first, check out what the other design team members created this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge: Clean and Simple

 This week's challenge over on the Lawnscaping Blog is to go Clean and Simple.  This card is definitely simple.  I just stamped the drum, colored it and added a bit of stickles around the drumsticks.  I kept wanting to add some texture or pattern to the pink card base, but since the challenge is to keep it clean and simple, I just decided to leave it plain.  I mounted my focal point with some dimensional adhesive and added a simple ribbon and some buttons.
There is still one more day to play along with this challenge if you are interested.  The prize is a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Lawn Fawn's Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum stamp set
Copic Markers
PTI cardstock, ribbon, and buttons

Monday, May 14, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge-Designer Drafts

                     Hello! Welcome to the first Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts challenge!
Here is the sketch we are working with this week:

As soon as I saw this sketch, I had an idea to make a Hawaiian lei card.  First, I wrapped twine around my card base in the same pattern as the sketch.

Then I stamped, cut and colored about 15 flowers using the Get Outta Town stamp set by Paper Smooches (only after all that did I decide that I only wanted to use 8 of them!).  I added some liquid pearls to the flowers and then punched a tiny hole in the center of each flower.  I then cut between two of the petals (on each flower) up to the center hole so I could string the flowers on my twine.  To help fill in the area between the flowers, I added some adhesive pearls to the twine. I did have to put a mini glue dot on each of the pearls to make them stick to the twine-they weren't quite sticky enough on their own.  The Aloha sentiment was made using Alphadot.   I was going to stamp the sentiment directly on the card, but instead I stamped it on another piece of paper, trimmed it, and popped it up with some dimensional adhesive so it would stand out a little more.  Here is my finished card:
I am so glad you stopped by today!  Be sure to check out the other Sparks desingers' blogs to see what they did with this sketch and don't forget to play along with us!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Make It Monday

The challenge this week over on the Papertrey blog is to make a background pattern using patterned paper scraps.  To make my patterned background, I chose to use scraps from my PTI 2008 Bitty Dot Basics pad and a Creative Memories hexagon punch that I had forgotten I even owned!  I then used PTI's Sweet As Can Be stamp set to create the ice cream cone focal point.  I decided to keep the focal point simple since the background is so busy. 

That's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by!