Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Flashback: Confetti

Man, I was doing really good this week with having posts written and scheduled the day before they were to go up, but I think I'm coming down with something right now :(  So I made my card yesterday but didn't get the post done.  Anyway, welcome to this week's Friday Flashback, which features the background stamp set Confetti!

Also features Baby Tees, Sweet Essentials
There are six stamps in the Confetti stamp set, and I love that little alphabet one for baby cards.  I don't know why I think that baby stuff should have the alphabet on it?  But I do.  Hey, I like the layout on this card, I should use that again.

Also features Fintastic
If you click on that pic to see it bigger, you'll see the little polka dot bubbles on the background paper on this one.  I think that's about the only time I used Fintastic, but I was super excited to get it and I'm sure I'll use it again somewhere else.

Also features Baby Bundle
One last baby card for the Flashback part, I'm not sure how all my projects with Confetti ended up being baby-centric, but as it turns out my new card is also baby-riffic as well!

I did try to let Confetti be the star of the show on this one, with the polka dots on the Pistachio Pudding piece and the heart background underneath.  I used the sweetheart punch to cut a heart out of the Pistachio layer so you see the card base through it.  The "baby" is from All-Year Cheer II and I just hand-wrote "hey" next to it.  Seems like everyone I know is having boys right now, but sooner or later the pendulum will spring back and someone will have a girl and I'll have this card all ready and waiting.

I used the color combo from Colour Me...!

And the awesome sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, super easy to work with this week:

So there's your Friday Flashback for this week!  Hope you have a great weekend, peeps.  Cheers!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Confetti, All-Year Cheer II
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Rose Red
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Accessories:  Sizzlits labels (I think they're retired), Sweetheart punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Totally Busted

I love to participate in card challenges, which I'm sure you've figured out if you've spent any amount of time here at Snapdragon Stamps.  When it comes to scrapbooking, though, I prefer to just do my own thing and not try to fit my photos into challenges.  My scrappy muse is temperamental.  Every once in a while, though, a challenge just speaks to me, like this one from Cupcake Inspirations:

I have the perfect set of photos for a comic book scrapbook layout, so I set to work.

The pictures are from when my family came out to visit us and this was their last day in London; they got involved in an undercover police operation and helped subdue some dude who was high as a kite after he ran from the po-po and crashed into Laura.  You can read the whole story here or maybe if you click on the photo it might be big enough to read on the layout.  The border on the left page was cut off some patterned paper I bought, and the red mat on the left page is part of the piece that the Avengers came out of on the right page.

My color palette, and I think this might be the first time EVER that I've used Yoyo Yellow!  What's funny is I'd picked out these four colors, then went to the craft store to find some appropriate comic book paper.  Is it bad that I ignored the four sheets of Superman paper I had in my stash to go find something with the Avengers on it?  I'm more a Marvel girl than DC, though DC does have Wonder Woman and I love her.  Not that I read many comic books anymore, but I'm a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC just hasn't done that great with Superman lately, and they haven't done anything with Wonder Woman yet, so Marvel is where it's at for my money.  Anyway, I picked out these colors, then went out shopping, and happily for me the colors worked with the paper I brought home.  Yay!

That's it for me today, peeps.  Have a great day...Pow!

Supplies, mostly SU!
Stamps:  Well-Worn Alphabet, Calling All Heroes
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Island Indigo, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Yoyo Yellow, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Marvel's Avengers paper from Sandylion
Accessories:  None

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Spring

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  It sure is spring here in 'Bama, we've had quite a few thunderstorms the last several days.  I actually missed them when I was in England; I like a good thunderstorm.  So anyway, let's go for a spring card today:

Yep, these bright colors make me happy.  They're kinda like Baylor colors, so I think I know who I should send this to :)  I used the sketch from Retro Sketches:

Here I thought I had a good handle on the sketch and was following it pretty well, but somehow I ended up with the larger border on the bottom of my main image instead of the top.  Whoops.  I tried!

I also used the inspiration photo collage from Stampin' Celebration!:

This might be the first time I've ever played along over there, though I've lurked for a long time.  I just loved that one pic of the daffodils, those definitely remind me of England.  In the springtime, daffs would pop up all over our village, including our backyard.  Good thing they pretty much take care of themselves because I've got a black thumb.  I do love flowers, though!

Anyway, that's it for me today, peeps.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Painted Petals
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Whisper White, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Accessories:  Hello You Thinlits, On Film Framelits

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nachos: Love You More than Chocolate

Hey, Nacho fans!  What was up last week, where was everyone?  We only had two players for last week's fun color challenge.  This week the Nacho Average Challenges crew has a fun sketch for you, so I hope you can carve out some time to get stampy.

Remember, you don't have to use circles.  You could use flowers, or hearts, or butterflies, or seashells, or whatever else your little heart desires.  So here's what I made:

See, only one of my elements on here is a circle :)  This is going to a friend of mine who got some not-so-fun news (not necessarily *bad* news, but just not what she was hoping for) so I'm going to send her this card with some brownie mix, because sometimes you just need brownies.

That's it for me today, peeps.  Your homework assignment is to make a card with this sketch and post it on the Nacho blog...there might be a quiz later.  ;)

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lovely Amazing You
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Accessories:  Circles & Deco Labels Framelits, Sweetheart punch, Dimensionals, Brights Candy Dots

Monday, April 13, 2015

Attempting the Impawsible

Scrappy Monday, peeps!  Today I'm sharing a layout that features my two adorable little black dogs, plus their cousins.

Last year, the hubs and I sent our two dogs back to Texas to spend a couple months with my parents before we left England so they could travel before it got too hot.  And then when we got to Texas it was a big happy hairy reunion :)  The other dogs belong to my brother and his wife, and the spotted one is my dad's, and all of these pictures are my attempt to get all five dogs looking in the same direction at the same time.  Impossible.

Closeup of the title.  Once that pun occurred to me, I just couldn't help but make it my page title.  I just hand-drew the little paw prints on the cutout letters so I wouldn't have to cut out the insides of the letters.

I think I use basically this same color combination on all my doggy layouts:  Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar (on the non-SU! patterned paper from my stash), Riding Hood Red, and Pacific Point.

Anyway, it's a new week and I'm hoping to get lots of scrappin' done, so I'm outta here.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, mostly SU!
Stamps:  None
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, non-SU DSP (I forget the company and the logos are both glued to the page base)
Accessories:  Lettering template from Deja Views, Hearts Framelits

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Flashback: Outlined Occasions

Happy Friday, peeps!  Every once in a while, I draw a stamp set name for the Friday Flashback that is all virgin today.  Outlined Occasions was a Sale-a-Bration set in 2012 (so at least it was free) that I had never inked up before today.  So here's my one and only card for today's Friday Flashback!

The set has two other pairs of sentiments, Thanks/so very much and Love/be mine.  It is pretty cute so I'm not sure why I never used it before, other than maybe Sale-a-Bration is such a short window that I sometimes run out of time to really play with all the schtuff.  Like I know I have at least one SAB set from this year that I haven't inked up at all.  So back to today's card, I stamped the bigger stamp in Night of Navy ink and then dumped some clear EP on it.  I'm not sure much of it actually stuck, but after I heated it up, it did keep the NON ink from running when I used blender pens to color in the letters and confetti, so I'm calling that a win.

Anywha, I used the very awesome color combo from Create with Connie and Mary:

Love it, and that the Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry are both found in the Best Year Ever DSP.  This card was super fast to put together thanks to this color combo and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And that's it for me this week, peeps.  Hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Outlined Occasions
Ink:  Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP
Accessories:  Clear EP, Regals Candy Dots

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Heart Day

Howdy, folks!  Have I got a quick and simple card for you today.

Sometimes you need a card that goes together in just a couple minutes.  This one was also great for using up scraps of patterned paper.  I started with the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

And this inspiration picture from Just Add Ink:

The pattern on the straws in the lower right corner made me think of chevrons, so I went with that.  The colors in the inspiration pic also dovetailed nicely with the color challenge from Pals Paper Arts:

I already missed the deadline to enter the challenge over there, though.  Oh well, it happens.  That's it for me today, I'll see you tomorrow with the Friday Flashback.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Yippee-Skippee!
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP, Pistachio Pudding DSP
Accessories:  Sweetheart punch