It's CASE-ing Tuesday! My friend, Brenda Quintana, hosts a weekly challenge where we CASE (copy and share everything) a card from the catalog. This week, the challenge was to CASE this very cute card from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, which features theChristmas in the Making stamp set.
Brenda's challenge is to recreate the card, changing as much or as little as you like, and the post a picture in the Facebook Group. When I saw the design, I immediately thought of the Moon Baby stamp set. So, at 6:30 this morning, I was up in my studio, designing a card for this CASE-ing challenge. It was a great opportunity, too, to use my new Stampin' Blends Markers! Now, to see if I know someone with a baby girl on the way!
November is such a busy month! Between Stamp Camp, my birthday, my mother's birthday, and Thanksgiving, there's also a trip to Salt Lake City for OnStage and Boston to teach at Selene's retreat. With all of this, there's just so much to be thankful for! So, I'm having a Birthday/Thanskgiving/Travel special. From now (11/7/17) through the end of the month, (11/30/17), any qualifying online order will receive a special thank you from me
**This special birthday month offer is sponsored by me, not by Stampin' up! Offer good until November 30th.
Base: Powder Pink, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at
4 1/4", and embossed with the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing folder
Layer 1: Burlap Ribbon, 4 1/2"
Layer 2: Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon
Layer 3: Crumb Cake, Largest Layering Circle Scallop
Layer 4: Very Vanilla, Largest Layering Circle
Email me to Register: Michelle@MakingMemorieswithMichelle.com
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I'm just thrillled to participate in the Inspire. Create. Challenge today. Today's challenge was to use 3 colors - Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, and Whisper White - to create a card to share. I hadn't used this color combo since late last spring and was happy to bring theses three together again.
After spending more time than I probably should have trying to go through my stamps, I decided to keep things simple for this first challenge, and chose my favorite, the Colorful Seasons bundle. The design is simple enough for a masculine card, and the Thinking of you sentiment is perfect for just about any occasion.
Base: Basic Gray: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Calypso Coral, 5 1/4" x 4
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Calypso Coral 3 1/8" x 2 1/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 2 7/8" x 2"
Layer 5: Calypso Coral, cut with leaf die
1. Stamp leaf image in Basic Gray onto Layer 4, and sentiment (also in Basic Gray) onto right hand corner of Layer 2.
2. Adhere Layers 1 & 2. Wrap a 6" piece of Basic Gray 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon around it. Secure with glue dots and add a blow. Adhere to base.
3. Adhered Layers 3 & 5 and add to card with dimensionals.
4. Add leaf die overlay using a Fine Tip Glue Pen.
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My Spooky Night designer series paper came in! I'd accidentally left it out of my [first] pre-order and And I couldn't be happier that it's finally here. It's a great mixture geometric patterns and Halloween prints - black and orange cats, witches' hats, jack o'lanterns, potions, and even a fabulous spooky tree. Even if you're not a big fan of Halloween, this paper has some lovely backgrounds perfect for fall crafting.
And for fun, I added two new black embellishments...the black rhinestones and vintage crochet trim! The trim is only 1/4" wide, and is perfect for tying bows. It's quite delicate and I can't help but think of the black lace caps worn by the cast members at Disney's Haunted Mansion.
Before we get to today's tutorial, there are a few important reminders to share with you.
Today's Spooky Tutorial:
So, as a tribute, I decided to use this design as this week's Stamping Bee card challenge. I wanted to be original, but the Be Merry Designer Series Paper pack has red and white striped paper!!! I knew I just had to use it. What do you think? From Cracker Jack's to Christmas card in no time flat!
I'm giving away this card, too! All you have to do is leave a comment here, on the blog, or on my Facebook page. I'll do a random drawing next Friday morning and send this card in the mail. (You must leave a comment to enter my drawing).
And now...to announce last Friday's winner!
Congratulations to Shawn Poe!
I'll be sending you these two lovely cards in the mail.
Isn't he just the cutest thing? Oh my goodness...I think it's just cuteness overload. As soon as I choose the sketch for today's Stamping Bee Sketch Challenge, I thought, "Piggies!" I had such fun creating this, because, what is better than piggies? Watercoloring, of course! Plain watercolor paper was, well, too plain, so I used my aqua painter and Soft Sky ink to do a nice blue wash. The piggy then watercolored with Blushing Bride, with Old Olive and Crumb Cake for the grass and dirt. The little strip of leaves is from the new designer series paper stack, Delightful Daisy.
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