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Hello, everyone.  I have 2 cards for The Paper Players’400th Challenge:

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I do love the Paper Players challenges – lots of variety and fun.  Happy 400th Challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

-Ally

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Birthday Balloons

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While I do love a pretty floral stamp, I also love balloon stamps.  I really have a hard time restraining myself whenever I see balloon stamps.  I have used the Balloon Adventures stamp set from Stampin Up for this card, and also the Direct Messages stamp set by Papertrey Ink:

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This is for the CAS(E) This Sketch #258 challenge.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.
-Ally

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A Little Bit of Creativity

Hello.

I know – I appear here at the most random times, right?

We have had the month of June off from lessons, with other events crowding out the time for now.  I spent the first few days of the spare time organizing and cleaning my little heart out.  PincessA is now finished with elementary lessons, so I’ve also spent a lot of time researching junior high lesson options.

Today, though, nothing would suffice but to (finally) turn on my favorite playlist of beautiful classical music and create a card.  It was nice to do something creative.

I used the Paper Players challenge #301 for a little inspiration boost.

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These little cakes from Reverse Confetti are so adorable and fun to work with, and I also love the Taylored Expressions Skinny Mini dies.  I made a set of 4 cards in coordinating colors, while I was at it.

I hope you are all doing well.
-Ally

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Stamps:  Candles ‘n Confetti (Reverse Confetti); Garden Starter (Newton’s Nook)

Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink); Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up); Copic Markers; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Paper:  Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Striped Digital Paper (Baer Designs on Etsy); Misc Glittered Cardstock

Dies:  Skinny Mini Party Borders (Taylored Expressions); Candles ‘n Confetti (Reverse Confetti); Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle)

Tools:  Tulip Border Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up)

Bright and Bold

I love bright and bold color combos, which may surprise you a little.  I don’t often use them, because I’m never sure of my ability to get them on a card in appropriate balance.  But I do love them.

Here is a little something I put together with a couple of bright and bold colors:

TY-015-01The red panel is the result of my attempt at sponging a background.  The word die cut is the result of my attempt at blending Copic markers to achieve the ombre effect, which I think is harder than it sounds with Copic markers!

TY-015-4in1This is one of my favorite cards.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Black & White Striped DP (KHDigi on Etsy)
Inks:  Copic Markers; Red Ink (Stampin Up, I think?? but I don’t remember which one)
Embellishments:  Silver Sequins
Tools:  Many Thanks Die (MFT);  Polka-dot Impression Plate (PTI)

Stamping Instead of Coloring

Just stopping in this week with a couple of creations I made a few weeks ago.

In my crafting, I tend to rely on die cuts and colored images when making my cards.  But I purchased a MISTI a month or so ago, which has encouraged me to do more stamping, rather than only using sentiments with die cuts and colored images.  I have to say, I absolutely LOVE the MISTI.  It is so easy to stamp in the exact spot where I want it.  I am much more likely to pull out layering stamps now, rather than passing them by because they are too difficult for me to align by eye or with the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Anyway.  I recently pulled out my PTI Embellished Elegance stamp set to play around with the images in it.  I only used the MISTI for the vines, which didn’t turn out very much aligned, funny enough!  Then I stamped some of the smaller images, trying to cover up the misalignment.  Here is how it all turned out:

BDAY-037-01It was so nice to pull out some of my Lemon Tart cardstock – it’s the only yellow that I really love!  Fun, to experiment a little bit.

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Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Embellished Elegance, Graceful Greetings (PTI)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections)
Tools:  Tulip Border Embossing Folder (SU)

Simple Vertical Thanks

A creation for the CAS(E) This Sketch #129 challenge.  A very interesting sketch!  I’m not sure this is really clean and simple enough for the challenge.  I tried to keep it simple, and I know it has a few layers, but I really love this card and had such a fun time creating it. TY-016-01I love these colors.

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Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
129Supplies Used
:
Stamps:  Simple Sprig (Waltzingmouse)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow (PTI); Regal Rose (SU)
Inks:  Regal Rose (SU)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections)
Tools:  Songbirds Die (PTI); Thanks Card Die (Simon Says Stamp); Simple Sprig Dies (Waltzingmouse); Guide Lines Grid Impression Plate (PTI)

Hello There, Yellow and Blue

Not sure why I felt the need to try the ColourQ challenge #296 color scheme, but I gave it a go.  I also used Freshly Made Sketches #192.  Just having some fun, creating.

MISC-004-01MISC-004-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
ColourQ-296-and-Freshly-MadSupplies Used
:
Stamps:  Hennah Elements (Altnew); Fancy Flourishes, Scripted (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Enchanted Evening Striped DP, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Harvest Gold, Enchanted Evening (PTI); Marina Mist (SU); Copic markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones, Enamel Dots (Recollections)