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Sunday, April 24, 2016

CYCI#117 Color Challenge


This week's color challenge (picked by Christine) at is cream, black and peach. 

It's getting closer to Mother's Day, so why not play the peach up?  I used the April My Paper Pumpkin stamp set (perfect timing on this one):

My peach is actually a retired In Color (Crisp Cantaloupe).

Stampin' Up! supply list:
Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla and Basic Black Cardstock
April My Paper Pumpkin Happy Mother's Day Stamp
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Crisp Cantaloupe (retired) Ink Pad
Pearl Basic Jewels
Decorative Label Punch
Calypso Coral Dark Blendabilities Marker (Retired)
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today and please make sure you head over to to check out the design team cards and link up your own!


Sunday, April 17, 2016

CYCI#116 A Sketch Challenge


Who is up for a sketch challenge? This week at we have this sketch:

Here's my version:

This card uses a great technique called "faux fresco". My Stamp Club hostess this month chose this technique and I had to go look it up!  I found this great YouTube Video by Understand Blue:

I CASE'd her card for stamp club, and then added the butterflies and rhinestones for this sketch challenge.  I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Calypso Coral, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
April 2016 My Paper Pumpkin All About Everything Stamp Set
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Calypso Coral Ink Pad
Extra-Oval Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
VersaMark Ink Pad
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Heat Tool 
Aqua Painter
Jewel Rhinestones
Mini Glue Dots

Liquitex Basics Titanium White Acrylic Paint
Colored Pencils

Thanks for joining me this week!  Please head over to and link up your creation.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

CYCI#115 Color Challenge

Hey There!

It's a color challenge at this week.  Our colors are yellows, reds and black.

For my red I chose Cherry Cobbler and for my yellow it was Crushed Curry.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products on this card:

Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Typeset Designer Series Paper
Party Pants Stamp Set (retired 2016 Sale-a-bration)
Basic Black Archival Stamp Pad
Bold Butterfly Framelits
Gold Metallic Washi Tape (retired 2016 Sale-a-bration)
Large Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Pearl Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you link up your creation at!

Have a wonderful week,


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ICS Blog Hop #imbringingbirthdaysback

Hello and welcome to the April ICS Blog Hop!  This month it's all about birthdays.  Our theme is ‪#imbringingbirthdaysback inspired by Shannon West, one of the trainers at Stampin' Up!. Shannon posted on her Facebook page in January that social media had ruined the good old fashioned birthday card and she was bringing them back this year! One of her posts said if you wanted a birthday card to let her know.  I'm on the list for this summer!  Woo hoo!

Shannon also hand carved out a stamp to use on her cards. This idea has turned into a movement and Stampin' Up! took that carved stamp and made one we could all have too!

Check out the gorgeous #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp:

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card and piece of cake:

Crushed Curry and Whisper White Cardstock
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black Archival and Melon Mambo Ink Pads
Party Wishes Stamp Set
Sweet Stack Stamp Set
Party Punch Pack
Cutie Pie Thinlits
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear
Thanks for hopping this month and now it's time to check out Jen's (The Stamp Diva) beautiful projects!

 See you in May and thanks for hopping by!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

CYCI#114 A Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends!

This week at we have an awesome sketch to work with!

I had been using the baby wipe technique this past weekend and couldn't resist stamping these adorable polka dot hearts. I think they look like sweet and sour suckers.

 I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this sketch challenge card:

Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Cardstock
Honeycomb Embossing Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sweetheart Punch
Flower Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Party Pants Stamp Set (retired Sale-A-Bration)
Groovy Love Stamp Set
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Crushed Curry Ink Refills
Stampin' Dimensionals
Jewel Rhinestones
Mini Glue Dots

Other:  Baby Wipes and a plastic tub.

Have a great week and don't forget to link up your card at!


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