Friday, May 22, 2015

From The Whole Herd


Oh, do I ever love The Whole Herd stamp set from MFT! I had to use it on my card today, based on the sketch for this week. I was inspired by Miriam, and Veronica's takes mostly, creating a scene for my cute animals.

To start, I blended in a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to make a sky. I then took the Rolling Hills die set, and die cut it from light green cardstock, adhering it to my card base. I added a few clouds, and did some fun dimensional stamping for my sentiment.

I then began coloring my animals with Copic Markers. I cut them out, and adhered them in a way that matches the triangles on the sketch.

A side note, the chicken is colored like my Deleware, Marshmallow. She is mostly white, with black and gray neck, and tail feathers. :0) I don't have a pic of her, but here is an image of what they look like.

That's it, thanks sooo much for visiting with me!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Grateful For You


I am back today with my take on the latest Runway Inspired challenge

I went super bold with my card, drawing inspiration from the colors, as well as the geometric pattern on her shirt and shoes.

I started with a white panel, and stamped the triangle border from the Trifecta stamp set by Mama Elephant at the top and bottom. I colored them in with Copic markers, and  stamped a large greeting in the center. The greeting is from an older My Favorite Things stamp set.

I popped the panel up onto a black card base, and added some black round gems to accent my sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed, and decide to play along with us! There is a $25 store voucher up for grabs from Ellen Hutson, yeah! Have a great day!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tickled Pink


I thought I would sneak in today, to play along with the latest MFT Sketch challenge. I have been laying low these last couple days with a horrible sore throat and cold. Blech, I hate being sick. After I started to feel a bit better, I thought I would make a happy, colorful card. :0) 

Using the sketch, I added cardstock strips to the side, and die cut a circle from gray cardstock. I popped it up, and added the fun flamingo from the Flamingos die set. I added a little black gem to his eye, and enhanced his feathers with a pink Copic Marker.

I stamped the big bloom from Modern Blooms in a golden yellow, and added a gray center. I stamped my sentiment in a bold pink, and to finish it off, I added a bit of glitter to the circle frame and rounded the top corner.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of your weekend.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I Love Mew


I have a card to share today, using the I Knead You stamp set from My Favorite Things. I can't get enough of their stamps.

I started with a piece of tan cardstock, and die cut a nested square out of the center. I then die cut a pink piece and popped it up within the square, and reinserted the center.

I stamped the shelf image, and then masked it off, stamping the cat to look like it was hanging there. I colored it with Copic Markers, and cut it out, popping it up within the square.

To finish it, I stamped my sentiment using Black Licorice Hybrid ink, and added a speech bubble. I also stamped the fish bone image repeatedly in a light gray ink for some interest.

Thanks so much for stopping in! I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Just How Much

Hello! Happy Mother's Day!

I just popped a card in the mail for my mother-in-law the other day, and this little number will be hand delivered to my mom today, along with a bouquet of flowers. I used the lovely Modern Blooms set from My Favorite Things, to create this bright floral card.

I did quite a bit of masking, after I curved the front of my card using a curved edge die from Avery Elle. I began stamping my florals in a range of dye inks, and added their corresponding images in darker hues.

Since I don't have any stamps in my stash that pertain to Mother's Day, I used a heartfelt message from Mama Elephant's Bear Hugs, and stamped it in black ink. I added a bit of pale yellow cardstock underneath, and finished it off with some frosted gems.

I hope you enjoy today! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Love You, Gnome Style

Hello, and happy Saturday!

I am playing along with the latest MFT sketch challenge, and I took quite a few liberties with this one. ;0) What can I say, it's how I roll...

I began with a piece of aqua cardstock, and glitter heat embossed a woodgrain pattern onto it. It is so sparkly, I love it! I then die cut the fun LOVE Die out of white cardstock, backing it with vellum. I die cut it again from some gold striped patterned paper, and glued the letter over top of the white ones. I stamped You from the You Gnome Me set in black ink, and popped the panel up with foam tape.

I took the cute gnome, and colored it in with Copic Markers, and positioned him over the small part of the sentiment. I can not seem to stop using this guy! He makes me smile.

I wanted to add more to coincide with the sketch, and decided that I didn't like the way it looked. So, I left it plain. I like it though! I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

RIC #83


It is that time again! Runway Inspired time! This week's dress is gorgeous. I love the black, and pops of color from the flowers.

I started with a panel of Tim Holtz Water color cardstock, and stamped flowers from the Altenew set, Whimsical Flowers. I chose to watercolor them in, and trim a border around the edges. I took a piece of vellum, and gold heat embossed the word Congrats from the Sentiments and Quotes set.

I popped the trimmed panel up onto a black notecard, and slipped a strip of gold cardstock on the left side. 

I couldn't stop at one...

I created a wash of blue on a piece of watercolor cardstock, using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and set it aside to dry. I then stamped the flowers, and their outlines, and added a bit of depth to the centers with matching Copic Markers.

I then trimmed them all out, and layered them onto the panel. I stamped Hello from the Sentiments and Quotes set, and adhered the panel to a black cardbase. I added a strip of gold to tie it all together.

I hope you were inspired, and decide to play along with us. There is a prize up for grabs by Simon Says Stamp! Now, go check out the other lovely ladies blogs for more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 4, 2015



Well, I am not, and neither is my card! Hee! I wanted to share another card I created this past weekend while with my friends, using the latest MFT Sketch. I rotated it, and created a window, totally inspired by the talented Alice.

I started by stamping the adorable Paw Print background stamp, and then die cutting it out with a pierced rectangle. I adhered it straight to the cardbase and added a pink frame from the same nested set on top with foam. 

I stamped, and cut out the A-dorable cat from the I Knead You stamp set, and tucked him into the corner. Did a little stamp splicing, and stamped it in gray. I added twine as a last touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Thank You...for your kindness

Good morning!

I have a colorful card to share this morning, inspired by the latest Color Throwdown. I was able to get together, yesterday, with my crafty gals and Tammy encouraged me to play along. I couldn't refuse of course, but also she's on the design team..who am I to argue?!

I started with a teal card base, and embossed a My Favorite Things wood background stamp in Versamark. I then used clear embossing powder to melt it. Make sure your heat tool is REALLY warmed up, and you won't have as much warping. I tied some twine around the card base, and then moved on to the panel.

For the panel, I die cut a stitched rectangle, and then stamped the floral images from MFT's Modern Blooms. I chose a few Hero Arts inks, and layered the colors to create my flowers and leaves. I added a sentiment from Wplus9's Fanciful Feathers in black and adhered the panel with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

Friday, May 1, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge #24

Hello again!

I am back today to share this months Avery Elle challenge! we are all about Spring! I had fun with this one, because I can't get too much floral, and spring is all about the floral, and cute little critters too! I couldn't forget the cute little critter...who just so happens to look like my Palomino Rabbit, Jimmy. :0)

I started by inking up the Woodgrain and More stamp set, and stamping it in soft brown onto my card base. I took a piece of white cardstock, and ran the top and bottom through with one of the Dotted Borders Elle-ments for a bit of interest. Stamping the leaf image from the Laurels set in Beanstalk and then stamping it off again, giving it a look of a two toned wreath.

I added a sentiment from Fabulous Florals in Onyx black, and then added my stamped and die cut flowers. Some are from the Fabulous Florals die set, and some the Laurels set. Lastly, I stamped and die cut a rabbit from the More Stories stamp set, and colored it in with Copic Markers. I then popped it up with foam tape over my flower cluster.

Thanks for stopping in! I hope you get a chance to join us this month. There are two fabulous gift certificates to the Avery Elle store up for grabs!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gnome One Else

Hey! Long time no see!

I have been busy as a bee over here, getting the house ready to put up for sale, finishing the school year, and chasing the toddler! Card making for the fun of it has sadly been put on the back burner for awhile, until I get a bit more free time. I am sure you can relate. I did have a fantastic weekend down in Berlin with my crafty gals. Time away to sit and craft? YES, please! I made up this card while I was down there, using the You Gnome Me set from My Favorite Things.

I started by stamping the gnome, and masking him off. I then stamped the sentiment, and removed the mask. I then lined up the die using a negative piece, and ran it through partially, trimming away the excess on both sides of him. I then took my colored pencils, and Gamsol, and colored him in.

I used a bit of Avery Elle's Everyday Collection, and adhered a piece to a white card base. I then adhered the gnome piece with foam tape, finishing it with enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today! I hope you have a great rest of the week.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RIC #82

Hi guys!

How's your week going? Mine? Filled to the brim with toddler insanity. Blue Sharpie on my couch (lots of it), tantrums, no sleep, more tantrums. For real, I am beat! I know, they grow so fast, but honestly, I think I will pass on this stage. Want to see the latest Runway Inspired Challenge? It certainly cheers this momma up! Check it out:


Ohhh, I love that dress! Obviously I was inspired by the black and gold, but did you check out the background too? There are so many possibilities to it!

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper, and added Black Soot Distress Ink to it with lots of water. I kept layering the color, drying and layering until I got the look I wanted. After I got done with the panel, I moved on to die cutting the fun wreath from Wplus9 called Spring Wreath Die, from Gold cardstock I had gotten in a Simon Says Stamp card kit. I layered two of those together with foam, and adhered it onto the watercolor panel.

I die cut a hello from My Favorite Things Happy Hello die set, from black cardstock. I added Clear Wink of Stella to it, and coated it in Glossy Accents. I adhered it loosely to the panel, and the tucked in a couple of vellum leaves from Wplus9's Folk Art Floral die set.

I adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock, and added that to a white card base. I hope you enjoyed, and decide to play along! Our fab sponsor is Ellen Hutson, and a generous gift certificate will go to the lucky winner. Check out the other gals cards, always amazing!