Saturday, May 24, 2014

May Challenge - Lots To Show!

I know we have one more Saturday this month, but I'm too excited not to post all of the great cards made for this challenge!  Here's the sketch and colors:
 First up is the first of three cards Regina made for this challenge.  The sketch is Regina's and we all love it!  Isn't this a cute card?  I love the textured looking background from stamp and love the whimsy of the rest of the card.  To see more about this card, please check out Regina's post here.
 Here is Regina's second card using the sketch and colors.  I love the twine behind the focal stamp.  It's so much fun!!!  The chevron designer paper looks great as the background with the polka dotted paper against it.  This is a super cute card too!  To see more about this card, please check out Regina's post here.

Here is Regina's third card for this challenge.  She really did such a great job on this challenge!  I love the textured background on both of the pieces.  The staples add such a fun touch.  The little flowers on the sides of the main sentiment really add just that extra something - love it!  To see more about this card, check out Regina's post here.

This next card is by Lisa Schneider.  She's on the same team as Regina - love our friends from Germany!!!  Isn't this card cute and doesn't it just scream summer?  I think Lisa did an amazing job.  If I am understanding correctly, this is her first attempt at a challenge.  She totally nailed it - amazing!!!  I think the simplicity of the card with color is fantastic.  I also love the "stitching" around the banner.  Love this card, Lisa!  Thanks so much for joining us this month.   We hope you'll join us more often :)  To see more on this card, please check out Lisa's post on her blog here.

Next up is Michelle!  The stamped image was made for this challenge, no?  I love that this card looks so clean and neat.  The textured background gives it some whimsy.  The ribbons add such a classy touch.  I love this card, Michelle - nice, nice, nice job!   Here are the recipe ingredients to Michelle's card: 
---Stamp sets: Serene Silhouettes, Fabulous Phrases
---Accessories: Daffodil Yellow Stitched ribbon, Tempting Turquoise ribbon, Pearls, Decorative Dots embossing folder,Spellbinders Big scalloped circles large & circle punch

Here we have Debbie Naylor's first card for this challenge!  Isn't this beautiful?  Debbie just has a way with colors, in my opinion.  I love how she puts them together.  It's funny because we are sisters and so different!  Debbie keeps things clean and simple.  I tend to overdo everything!  LOL!  I do love Debbie's take on this card.  It really makes the sentiment untrue - this card is perfect :)  To read more about this card, please visit Debbie's post on it here.

Debbie also made another card using the sketch because she loved this sketch so much (great job, Regina!)  I think this card is also beautiful, in that clean and simple way.  Love that use of DSP!  Debbie also made a video showing how she made this card.  Please check out her blog post and video here!

Last up is my card.  You know I love DSP and ribbon!  The ribbon is actually what helped me decide with paper to use.  I love the polka dots on the ribbon and decided to match it with the DSP.  The banner framelits sure do make this sketch easy!  I haven't used this flower stamp yet and thought it would be the perfect focal point.  I stamped the image in all three colors and then used the coordinating punches for each piece.  I popped each piece up using dimensionals.  

Thanks to all that participated this month.  If we get any others, I'll certainly be happy to post them.

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day and weekend.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Fabulous Building Block Card

Better late than never!  Look at this fabulous building block card my sister, Debbie Naylor, made for the April challenge.  Isn't it beautiful?  Our mother is going to love it!

Debbie modified the instructions to have 3 building blocks inside her card instead of 4.  She's pretty ingenious that way!  I would never have been able to figure that out.  But, I love how she did that and was able to cater this card for Mother's Day!
 Here is a picture of the building blocks.  Fabulouso, right?  To read more about this and other creations by Debbie, please visit her blog here.
I love the card, Debbie!  Thanks for still doing the challenge :)

I wish you all a very lovely day!  Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Challenge

Happy May!  Please join us in the first of four creative design challenges created by Regina!

I love this design and can't wait to get started.  Please join us!