Merry Fish-MAS!

I was looking for some inspiration for a masculine card and remembered that Scrapbooker's Paradise always has cool challenges so I went to take a peek at what their Friday challenge was. It was perfect... a sketch!

So here's what I did with the sketch...

To a Reel Great Guy

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; patterned paper, KaiserCraft; cardstock, Flourishes (cream), Bazzill; edge punch, Fiskars; die cut tag, Spellbinders; ink, Memento, Copic, Ranger; other, twine, thread, Glossy Accents by Ranger.

Stop on by and play along. Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings always has cool challenges!
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Stamps & Scraps! ~ Dear Santa...

It's that time of month... time for Stamps & Scraps over at Flourishes!

This month is all about dear ol' St. Nick! Click the image below to take you to my article over on the Flourishes blog today!

I hope this inspires you to create a layout with stamps! They're not just for cards you know!

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Opposites Attract!


This week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge involves opposites. For the challenge you had to create 2 cards that were opposites in their appearance using the same exact image.

Here's my sneak peek...
The image I chose to use is the evergreen & roses image from the Flourishes "Petals & Peace" stamp set.

My first card is a nontraditional coloured Christmas card. I used pinks, teals and white as my colour palette. I rounded all of my corners. I water coloured my white embossed image using Tattered Angels' mists. I also used a pin and some bingy flowers!

A Rosy Christmas

Supplies: stamps, Flourishes; die cuts, Spellbinders; branch punch, Martha Stewart; flowers, Jesse James; pin, Maya Road; inks, Tattered Angels Mists, Ranger, Versamark; cardstock, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill; other, thread, ribbon.

For my second card, I decided to remain monochromatic. So I embossed my image with silver embossing powder and left it uncoloured. I did add a little bit of ink around my edges and then created a layered look with simple white rustic cardstock from Papertrey Ink.

Silver & White Christmas

Supplies: stamps, Flourishes; die cuts, Spellbinders; inks, Ranger, Versamark; cardstock, Papertrey Ink; other, ribbon.

As you can see I'm a card making machine! I'm trying to catch up on all the holiday cards I have to make and send today! Thanks for stopping by!

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Amaryllis Beauty

The final noon hour challenge for Flourishes is to use the image above as our colour inspiration. So for this I used the amaryllis key hole image from the Flourishes November release...

Amaryllis Beauty

Supplies: stamps, cream cardstock, green trim, Flourishes; black cardstock, Bazzill; die cut pieces, Spellbinders; patterned paper, Crate Paper; ink, Ranger, Copic; other, twine.

Here's a close up of my focal image. I cut out 3 layers of amaryllis flower (and a couple of bells) to make the center POP!

Come on out and try one of the December release challenges! They're a blast! You have until 5pm EST to win! You can ever WIN by leaving comments on the designer blogs! See the Flourishes blog for details!

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Night & Day

To celebrate Flourishes December release, they have a fun "Night & Day" challenge up. For this you must create to showcase a day or night scene in your card or creation! SO COOL!

Here is the card I came up with for this challenge...

Snowy Night


Come out and join in the release week fun over on the Flourishes blog!

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I've Got Flair!

This Flourishes challenge is all about lace, pearls and flouncy ribbons!

Here is the card I created for this Flourishes challenge...

Dress Form Fabulous

Come and join the Flourishes team with this challenge! It was a fun one!

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