Bon Chance

Hello folks,

I had to look it up .. Bon Chance means good luck in French. Lately, I feel like my creature comforts are left to chance with this dismal disappearance of Spring weather .. so I need some luck and a warm cuppa sent my way please.

CC Apr 3

Sheena Douglass’s French 50s Cafe stamp collection is just the right set for this card and my mood. I used a digital version of the stamp that the design team has so I was able to manipulate the cup larger – you could do the same by stamping and enlarging it digitally. Cup was also colored with Spectrum Noir markers (PL4, CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4). Patterned papers are from American Craft and Jillibean Soup.

Bon Chance to me and to you too if you need it!

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CHA sneak peeks …

Hello everyone!! (warning: photo heavy post)

This has been a crazy week for me because I’m prepping last minute cards and projects for CHA and it’s also incredibly exciting because I get to leave for CHA this weekend!! Woohooooooo!!

So if you are going to be there – I’m looking forward to meeting you in person and if you’re not going to be there, don’t worry, I promise to do a daily post with lots of photos so you feel like you’re there!! yeah yeah!

Wait – there is more – just like you, I’m also drooling and swooning over the rash of new papers and embellishments coming out and here is a sneak peak of what catches my fancy.

Oh definately these easy to use washi tapes …

 

 

Studio Calico

Crate Paper

Crate Paper

And the huge array of honeycomb pattern papers …

My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye

Hambly

and these back in style iconic images (telephone, bicycles, mason jars, smooch smooch smooooooooch) …

Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490

Jillibean Soup

Studio Calico

Prima

Jenni Bowlin

Jillibean Soup

Cosmo Cricket

and 1st the chevrons, now the zigzags … com’on, give my pocket book a break PLEASE!!

Jenni Bowlin

GCD Studio

What catches Your fancy? curious minds want to know …

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Happy New Year!

May 2012 bring all of my online and real life friends all the peace and happiness you deserve! Thank you for being a part of my life.

And with the close of one year, bring new beginnings. I am very proud to announce that I have been invited to join the Flower Soft 2012 Design team.  I get the privilege to design with these talented and well known ladies:

The 2012 Flower Soft Design Team:
Jen Buck {DT coordinator}
Stephanie Lee (that’s me)

Head on over the Flower Soft Blog – each designer will be introduced individually throughout the month and you will get to know us and see our work. I’m excited to get to know my new friends too!

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Sunday with Crissy Guest Post

Hey everyone,

By now, you would have figured out that I am a huge fan of Crissy Armstrong’s images – they are so achingly adorable, I think. I am extremely proud to be guest designing for her today.

Her challenge this month is “anything goes” – make any card you like and go to her challenge blog, Sundays with Crissy, to play along.

I made 2 cards using her images:

Ain’t Rupert the cutest – I left the card without a sentiment so I could use it for any occasion as it crops up. DP is from Basic Grey (green) and I apologize I cannot remember the manufacturer of the yellow dot paper (it’s from my stash). The butterfly pin is from Jillibean Soup – I have the hardest time finding hat pins so if you know of a place to get them, let me know.

My 2nd card is below:

This little cutie (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) is one of Crissy’s newer releases … even the name is cute. I love that she has these pencil drawing too – make the whole images so much softer. DP is from October Afternoon (black menu) and Lily Bee Designs (yellow dots). Ribbon is from Fancy Pants Designs. Flower is from Kaiser Craft.

There is your dose of cuteness for the day. All of these Crissy’s images that I have used can be found at Whimsy Stamps.

Have a fun kind of day!

Challenges entered:

Moxie Fab World – inspired by kitchen (card #2)

Simon Says Stamp

Mark’s Finest – Fav embellie (why ribbon of course)

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My Favorite Color Combo

Welcome again to another Tuesday Throwdown challenge,

Today’s challenge is to make a card using my favorite color combo and my go-to colors are kraft and red, with a pop of green. Not any green – lime green. I love how trendy lime green is against a conservative kraft and red background. And not too much of it – too much lime green makes me nauseous, just a smidgen is the right amount.

So here is my kraft and red card with a dash of lime green:

My limegreen butterfly is from Jillibean Soup. Die cut is from Spellbinders. Embossing Folder is from Lifestyle Crafts.

Show us your fav. color combo and win some Stitchy Bear Stamps.

Challenges entered:

Stamping Scrapping Central

Mark’s Finest Speedy Cat Challenge

Sundays with Crissy

OSAAT

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