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!

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!


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!


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!


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!


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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