Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday Mood Board #14 + CAS-ual Fridays | Mapquest

Hey there! I have quite a few behind-the-scenes projects in the works, which is why my poor blog has been neglected the past few days. But all good things! And I'm preparing for our trip to Washington next week... flying 3,000 miles with the kids (and no husband!). I'm already having a panic attack just thinking about it!

I have a few cards to share today. First up is a card for this week's Wplus9 Monday Mood Board:

I used Wplus9's cute new Sweets & Treats stamp set for the pedestal, cupcake, and cake topper. The sentiment is also from Wplus9 (Strictly Sentiments 2). 

(Supplies - Stamps: (Wplus9) Strictly Sentiments 2, Sweets and Treats. Ink: (Memento) Tuxedo Black. (Fresh Ink) Slate, Pink Lemonade, Chamomile. Markers: Copic. Doily: Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper: Echo Park 6x6 pad, (PTI) Harvest Gold Patterns Pack.. Cardstock: (PTI) Sweet Blush, Blush. Dies: (PTI) Doily Details Die. (Wplus9) Sweets and Treats. Other: Ribbon, buttons.)

This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is right up my alley: MapQuest! We live so far from our family (and a lot of friends), and I like making "wish you were here" cards for them.  

(Supplies - Stamps: (Mama Elephant) Geotagged. (Stampin' Up!). Ink: (Fresh Ink) Slate. (PTI) Pure Poppy, True Black. Die: (Simon Says) small heart. Cardstock: (PTI) white, Smokey Shadow. Other: gems.)

I LOVE the map from Mama Elephant's Geotagged set. It is the perfect size and the distressed look works for a lot of different projects.

My final card combines several different stamp sets and manufacturers... and I created it "just because". No challenges! The milk jug stamps from Wplus9's Milk & Cookies set also doubles as a lemonade bottle, and I really wanted to create a picnic scene with it. I used PTI's Honey Bees, Little Lady (polka dots) & Comfort Food sets, and a sentiment from Wplus9's Strictly Sentiments 1.

(Supplies - Stamps: (PTI) Honey Bees, Little Lady, Comfort Food. (Wplus9) Milk & Cookies, Strictly Sentiments 1, Sweets and Treats. Ink: (Fresh) Chamomile, Celery. (PTI) Enchanted Evening. (Memento) Tuxedo Black. (Ranger) Archival Jet Black. Markers: Copic. Patterned Paper: (Crate Paper) The Pier. (PTI) Pre Poppy Patterns Pack. Dies: (PIT) Sketches Shapes, Comfort Food. (Wplus9) Milk & Cookies. Impression plate: (PTI) Linen and Canvas.)

This card makes me ridiculously happy. I love how all the elements combine to make a cute scene.

The flower on the green bowl is from Sweets and Treats. I did some masking using a sticky note so the flower appeared to be a decoration on the bowl, and after a couple of (poor) attempts, I finally got a look I like. After I stamped the flower with Memento ink, I colored it in with Copic markers.

That's it from me tonight! I'll be back tomorrow with quite a few new layouts I've completed for Pixels & Co., Karla Dudley Designs, and Scotty Girl Designs. Have a great night!



Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love all your cards--great job! I think the third might be my favorite, I love the gingham tablecloth!

Chris L.

Sylvia Blum said...

WOW Erin, your cards are amazing! All three!!!
But I absolutely LOVE the one with the airplan! GORGEOUS and perfect in it's simplicity!!!
Thanks for playing along in our CAS-ual Fridays "mapquest" challenge this week!
Sylvia xx

sanketi said...

Each one is just perfect!
..thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wow, these are all fabulous, Erin! I love them all...
I have been so tempted to buy that Mama Elephant stamp-- if only I lived in the States! LOL!
And you little lemonade stand is perfect!

Tyra said...

that little plane and heart are very eye catching against the neutral map. Very nice!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow! All three of these cards are awesome! The airplane card is so sweet--I love the color scheme and the heart contrail around the heart. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deepti said...

I have always admired your cards :) and these cards are no exception, love them and am a follower of yours from today. I don't know what was I thinking... it took me so long to follow you ;) Look forward to learn from you

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great collection of crisp, clean cards here! That map of the US is indeed a great size. Love it! So glad to see you at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Pamela said...

Oh mannn I love that travel card. So CAS <3 And that dotted heart <3333333 Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Alice Wertz said...

your work is amazing! fabulous cards! love them all! thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

So much inspiration! I just pinned your card for CFC, just brilliant!!

Erin said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful comments! You guys made my day. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations for the big win at CFC, Erin! So well-deserved for your fascinating card creation!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are AMAZING!!! WOW! I especially LOVE your map card...WOW!