Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Favorite Things Sketch challenge #186

hello hello!
back again with another sketch challenge card. Played along with the latest Wednesday sketch challenge on the MFT blog, here is he fabulous sketch:

and my interpretation of it:

I used stamps from the Simply Fabulous Sayings set, and it seems that I can't get enough of these bold Heidi Swapp papers lately ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

Monday, July 28, 2014

Simon Says Stamp: Emboss It Wednesday Challenge

greetings & salutations! happy to have had the opportunity to get crafty this weekend and play along with another Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, this weeks' challenge was "Emboss It". I don't have all of the latest and greatest new supplies, so I made do with what I do have, which was a polka dot embossing folder and ink. Yes, it's a rather old technique to ink the embossing folder before running it through the machine (Cuttlebug, in my circumstance), but it was a technique that I had never tried, so at least the challenge inspired me to 'give it a go'! Here is my result....
In addition to the polka dot embossing folder and PTI ink, I also used some cardstock scraps, an old Michael's $1 rubber stamp, some random sequins, and a camera fussy cut from patterned paper. I am so glad that I have challenges like these to turn to to encourage me to use the supplies that I have hoarded over the years. Trust me, I would be using current product if I could, but I just don't have the budget to stay current! :(
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Viva la Verve sketch July week 3

I am LOVING these Viva la Verve weekly sketches.... they have been instrumental in helping me try to find my mojo!! This week's sketch is a great one:

I was inspired to make a card for my cowgirl friend, whose favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11

Hope she likes it!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!!
xoxo
rae

Monday, July 21, 2014

lots and lots of dots ... lovey dots

greetings friends!
if you know me, you know that i L.O.V.E. polka dots. especially black and white polka dots, but really any kind of dots will do.
I was inspired (yeah, just a *little* bit inspired,  ha!) by the Spots & Dots Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.... I just couldn't stop creating this weekend, as you will see in the series of posts..... 

LOVEY DOTS....

I had a polka-dotty blast with this challenge, my first at Simon Says Stamp, and am so grateful that I was able to participate!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
And thank YOU for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

lots and lots of dots .... hello graphic dots

greetings friends!
if you know me, you know that i L.O.V.E. polka dots. especially black and white polka dots, but really any kind of dots will do.
I was inspired (yeah, just a *little* bit inspired,  ha!) by the Spots & Dots Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.... I just couldn't stop creating this weekend, as you will see in the series of posts.....


GRAPHIC DOTS...

I had a polka-dotty blast with this challenge, my first at Simon Says Stamp, and am so grateful that I was able to participate!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
And thank YOU for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

lots and lots of dots... baby girl dots

greetings friends!
if you know me, you know that i L.O.V.E. polka dots. especially black and white polka dots, but really any kind of dots will do.
I was inspired (yeah, just a *little* bit inspired,  ha!) by the Spots & Dots Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.... I just couldn't stop creating this weekend, as you will see in the series of posts.....

BABY GIRL DOTS....

I had a polka-dotty blast with this challenge, my first at Simon Says Stamp, and am so grateful that I was able to participate!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
And thank YOU for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

lots and lots of dots.... little boy dots

greetings friends!
if you know me, you know that i L.O.V.E. polka dots. especially black and white polka dots, but really any kind of dots will do.
I was inspired (yeah, just a *little* bit inspired,  ha!) by the Spots & Dots Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.... I just couldn't stop creating this weekend, as you will see in the series of posts.....

LITTLE BOY DOTS.....
I had a polka-dotty blast with this challenge, my first at Simon Says Stamp, and am so grateful that I was able to participate!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
And thank YOU for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

lots and lots of dots... trendy bold dots

greetings friends!
if you know me, you know that i L.O.V.E. polka dots. especially black and white polka dots, but really any kind of dots will do.
I was inspired (yeah, just a *little* bit inspired,  ha!) by the Spots & Dots Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.... I just couldn't stop creating this weekend, as you will see in the series of posts..... 


TRENDY BOLD DOTS....

I had a polka-dotty blast with this challenge, my first at Simon Says Stamp, and am so grateful that I was able to participate!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
And thank YOU for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

Thursday, July 17, 2014

14 and fabulous!

greetings!!
My sweet daughter Lauren just celebrated her 14th birthday
I made a card that suits her *sparkly* personality....
her favorite color is Tiffany blue, she is trendy and spunky so I chose the black and white stripes and touches of gold... I really like how it turned out :)

thanks for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

Monday, July 14, 2014

My Favorite Things Stamps sketch 184

Soooo glad to have found some time to create this weekend.... it was truly good for the soul!!!

I was thrilled to have found this fantastic sketch by My Favorite Things Stamps (#184)

It was the perfect starting point to use my 'new-to-me' MFT stamps, specifically the beautiful Words of Inspiration set!

I chose to use vivid papers, I think they are from Authentique, some Heidi Swapp acrylic hearts, and mustard colored hemp cord. I really like how this one turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae

Viva la Verve - July week 2 sketch challenge

me again.... sick of me yet?

I also made a card for Viva la Verve July week 2 sketch challenge:


I used my (new to me) Verve stamp Proverbs 31:25 Plain Jane, and chose a vivid color palette for my card:

I used papers from Heidi Swapp's 'Sugar Chic' collection, and some of her mistable die cuts too. Rather than follow the sketch exactly with the three separate circles on the right, I chose to view them as three separate elements, and sort of combined them or stacked them instead.

This was a fun one to play with!! Thanks for the inspiration, Verve!!!

And thank YOU for popping in!!
xoxo
rae


Viva la Verve - July week 1 sketch and color challenge

I'm baaaccckkkk...... lol!!!!
I've been feeling creative lately and since I have amassed quite a 'large' collection of paper crafting products over the years, as well as some recently acquired new-to-me stamps, I thought I'd put them to some good use and play along with some challenges!

First up, this very inspiring color and sketch challenge, Viva la Verve July week 1 sketch and color challenge:




I fell in love with the summery feel of the colors and it was the perfect excuse to use my new Verve stamp!


I cut thin strips of cardstock scraps and adhered them to mimic the sketch. I die cut an oval from a scrap of aqua cardstock, stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and adhered it behind the oval die cut. I hand placed bling around the perimeter of the oval. Then I wrapped some brown hemp cord around the cardstock piece and added a wood Studio Calico anchor to the bow, and adhered the piece to the card front with foam tape.

I just love this sentiment, and I am really happy with how this card turned out. I think I am just happy to be getting my 'mojo' back!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!
xoxo
rae