Friday, January 15, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 22

Hi there! I'm excited to post my second card as a Sparkle and Shine design team member. Winter is in full force here. In fact, my back yard looks a lot like the inspiration photo! We have snow on the ground, ice on the trees and ocassionally, a cardinal makes an appearance.

Here is my interpretation of the inspiration photo:

I realized after working on this card that I don't own any cardinal stamps. That is going to change. The mascot of the high school my kids will attend (once they're old enough) is a cardinal. I am going to need a cardinal stamp in the future!

In the meantime, I had to make do with what I had. I found this bird ephemera buried in my stash. It is from a really old Crate Paper kit. The bird was white, so I colored it red with Copic markers and then added some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle. The fence is a die from Paper Sweeties and the white "snow" hill is a die from Simon Says Stamp.

Here is the supply list:

Please visit my design team mates' blogs for more inspiration and then enter the challenge for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the online stare Right at Home, and be asked to join us next month as our Guest Designer. 

Good luck and happy crafting!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Ringing in the New Year with Some Sparkle

Happy 2016! Each new year brings changes. For example, I'm ringing in the New Year with a new design team opportunity. I am excited to announce that I am joining the Sparkle and Shine design team. As a huge fan of cards with bling, I think I will fit in quite nicely.

Here is the inspiration photo for the current challenge:

I took my inspiration from multiple elements. The blue, pearl, silver and purple color palette, the sparkly tinsel and the circular shapes of the balloons and clock.

I encourage you to enter this fun challenge, which is sponsored by Create A Smile Stamps. The winner of our challenge will receive a $25 gift card to the online store and will be asked to be our Guest Designer for next month.  You have until Sunday, Jan. 10 at 11:55 p.m. to enter!

Paper Sweeties January 2016 Inspiration Challenge

Happy New Year!! With a new year comes new changes. One of those changes includes my involvement in the Paper Sweeties Design Team. Today is my last post. I have designed for Paper Sweeties for two years, and I have loved every moment, but it's time for me to pursue new opportunities. Debbie has been wonderful to me. I'm going to miss her and the other ladies on the team, but I know she is in good hands because there is so much talent on that team.

Here is the inspiration for this month's challenge. I just love this color palette.

As you can see, I took my inspiration from the color palette, but also from the pretty snowflakes. Here's a closer look:

Keep hopping along for more inspiration and when you're done, take all those ideas and make your own creation for the challenge.
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
January Guest Designer: Lisa Bzibziak


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