Friday, November 14, 2014

Last Post for the HYCCT Challenge Cards

I am finally posting the last group of 5 cards I made for the HYCCT Challenges this year.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  It is such a nice feeling to create cards for others.

Minty Elegance

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Lacy & Lovely
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Melody, Vellum CS
Ink:  Craft White
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, White Lace Trim, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Pearl, Frost White Shimmer Mist 
Challenge:  Create your own background paper
Miss You

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ain't Love Grand
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Welcome Neighbor DSP
Ink:  Black, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Blush Blossom, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  White Bakers Twine, Oval Nestabilities Dies, Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Hope Soars! (something that takes off)
Tilted and Embossed Layers 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness, French Foliage, Petite Pairs, Canvas
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, More Mustard
Ink:  More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Spritzer Tool, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Tilted Layers (one or more tilted layers)
Always You

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Express Yourself, Banner Blast, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Bitty Banner Framelits, Banner Punch, Paper Lace Doily, Coastal Cabana Stretched Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestone, Sticky Strip, Tombow Adhesive
Challenge:  Sweetly Romantic
Peter Rabbit

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Uptown Ribber Stamps - Christmas at Home
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Ink:  Palette Burnt Umber, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  White Gel Pen
Challenge:  Another Year in the Books (inspired by favorite children's book)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Group # 6

Here are the next 5 cards I created for the HYCCT Challenges.  Only one more day to go.

Emboss Resist Silhouettes
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes, Pursuit of Happiness 
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Black, Versa Mark, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron 
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Post-it Notes
Challenge:  Any Resist Technique
Bokeh Fall Leaves

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sincere Salutations
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Watercolor
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Craft White, Black Staz-on
Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Oval Nestabilities Die, Square Lattice EF, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Designer Natural Button, Linen Thread, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Bokeh Technique

Cheerful Bright Blossoms

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Ballet Blue
Ink:  Black, Ballet Blue
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits, Lattice Chain Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Pearls, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Use Black, Blue, A Sentiment, Circle Layer, Round Gem
Antique Wild Roses
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Elements of Style, I Like You
Paper:  Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink 
Ink:  Versa Mark, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter, Top Note Die, Spritzer Tool, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Thanks x 2 (combine 2 mediums and express thanks or gratitude)
Party Penguin
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Birthday Whimsy
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Black, Summer Sun, Tickles DSP 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Small Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Circle Nestabilities Dies, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Gel Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Use at least 1 pink balloon

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Almost done - Group #5

I'm almost finished posting all of the challenges.  After today only two more groups to go.

Sparkling Teacups
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pattern Love DSP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories:  Dreamweaver Stacked Teacups Brass Stencil, Translucent Embossing Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dots EF, Pink Satin Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Spread it Around (use embossing paste)
Framed Tres Chic
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Tres Chic
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Green Galore, Acetate
Ink:  Black Staz-on
Accessories:  Deco Labels Framelits, Stylized Flowers EF, Green Acrylic Paint, White Grosgrain Ribbon, American Crafts Plastic Flowers, Fire Circle Brad, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Get Smooshed (acrylic smash technique)
Inky Butterfly
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Vintage Verses
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Black
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Paper Lace Doily, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Platinum Ink, Stylus, Spritzer Tool, Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots
Challenge:  Get Inked (drip or spray ink)
Balloon Full of Love

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ain't Love Grand
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Patterns Love DSP
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Rectangle Frame EF, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Show Me the Love (no "love" word)
Tissue Paper Flower

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes
Paper:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Rebecca DSP 
Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities Dies, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Tissue Paper, Scallop Circle Punch, White Seam Binding Ribbon, Brad, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Use Tissue Paper

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Group #4

Here is group number 4 of the cards I made for the HYCCT Challenge.

Step Up for the Cake

 Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Embellished Events
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilities Dies, Rhinestones, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  It's Time to Step Up
Soft Felt Flowers
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Whimsical Words
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Vine Street EF, Flower Fusion Too, Silver Brads, Mini Glue Dots
Challenge:  Soft & Cozy (use fabric, felt, etc)
Washi Tape Trees

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: None
Accessories:  All is Calm Washi Tape, Tree Punch, Decorative Dots EF, All is Calm Snowflake, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Stampless
Sail Away

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sail Away
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals
Challenge: All That Binds Us (bind the spine of the card)
Aged Postcard

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Winter Post, French Foliage, Ageless Adornment, Morning Meadow, Postage Collection
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves 
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip & Old Olive Twill Ribbon, Leaf Straight Pin (JoAnn's) 
Challenge: Keeping Connected (connect the elements on the card)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Group #3

Here are the next 5 cards I made for the HYCCT Challenge.

Hokey Pokey Penguins

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Penguin Paradise, Smarty Pants
Paper:  Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Marvelous Magenta
Ink:  Black, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  Bloom Dot EF, Trio Flower Punch, Dew Drops, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thinking of "U"

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  For the Birds
Paper:  Naturals White, Red Glimmer
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Memory Box Classic Lower Case Alphabet Dies, Heart to Heart Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Somethings Missing
Supportive Chicks
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cheep Talk, For the Birds
Paper:  Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Pink Passion 
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Black 
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Chicks Stick Together
Warm and Fuzzy Scarf
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bundle Up, All Year Cheer I
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Snowflake EF, Square Lattice EF, Fancy Fibers Brights, Rhinestones, Paper Snips, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Warm Fuzzies (warm colors and something fuzzy)
Song Birds

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Of the Earth
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Finial Press EF, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Square Punches, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Heart Song

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Next Group of Challenge Cards

Yesterday I posted 5 of the cards I made for the HYCCT (Hope You Can Cling To) Challenges for 2014 so today I'm posting the next group.

Christmas Cheer

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Endless Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Accessories:  Staples, Rhinestone Brads, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Dimensionals
Challenge:  No Adhesive (except to attach to card base)
Two Flowers

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Fabulous Florets
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pink Passion, Lavender Lace
Ink:  Pink Passion, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Framed Tulips EF, Scallop Border Punch, Banner Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Two by Two, Side by Side (and had to use pink & purple)
Teddy Bears Squared


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Rainy Day Bears by Darcie's
Paper:  Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, DCWV Mat Stack
Ink:  Black, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  Square and Scallop Square Nestabilities Dies, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Teddy Bear for my Sister (use a teddy bear)
Sweet Stuff

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Very Punny
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Ballet Blue, DCWV Summer Glitter Stack
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Gable Green
Accessories:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Spoonful of Sugar (sugary treat)
Teachers are Heroes

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pencils - Lockhart Stamp Co.
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Really Rust, Creepy Crawly DSP
Ink:  Black, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories:  Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities Dies, Scallop Border Punch, Oval Punch, Gold Brads, Dimensionals 
Challenge: My Hero

Friday, November 7, 2014

Busy Time of Year!

I'm not sure how many of you know, but for the past 5 years Splitcoaststampers has partnered with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas for a month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.  If you would like more information click this link.  I have been participating each year and truly enjoy the challenges.  I did not get the opportunity to post each card separately this year so I thought that I would post a few cards each day for the next few days.  I won't go into much detail on each card but I will post supplies used.  Enjoy!


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pun Fun
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Basic Gray, KI Memories DSP
Ink:  Black, SU Markers: Going Gray, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Black
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Paper Tole

You Light Up My Life!


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Aviary, Mini Mates
Paper:  Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Ink: Black, Versa Mark 
Accessories:  Clearlits Scallop Rectangle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Black Embossing Powder, Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim, Black Chain, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Shine On (convey light)
Pink Vespa
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  On the Grow
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Patterns Love DSP
Ink:  Black, SU Markers: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Scallop Border Punch, Dots Embossing Folder, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Hold onto Hope (handle)
Floating in the Pool


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sunny Fun
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, DCWV Summer Stack
Ink: Black, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  Boho Blossoms Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Hope Floats (something that floats)
Stacked Presents

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Moments
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, KI Memories DSP
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Stripping Down (use up strips of paper to create a background)