Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hope Today Tickles You Pink

Well hello!

Long days of outdoor activity with the kids? Check! Not enough time in the day? CHECK! For real, though...crafty time has been severely limited. I haven't made a video in ages, and when I am at the table it is to make things for a few special things coming up. Which, I can't wait to share!

BUT, you didn't come here to hear me babble on about busy days, and no crafty time! I have a card, ya'll! The MFT card Challenge blog put out a fabulous color combo, and I had to squeeze time in for it. When I say squeeze in, I mean 5 minutes here, and 5 minutes there. Well, before the toddler figures out that I am gone, and comes looking for me! I digress, though..the color combo is super summery, and super fun!

Veronica inspired the use of the Flamingo from the Tickled Pink set, since I haven't used the die set that much. It was time to give it a place on my card. And, of course, the Modern Blooms set is just one of my favs. I used lime cardstock and a fabulous scalloped frame to border my images. I added my sentiment in a dark gray, and added my die cut flamingo.

I die cut, and stamped the flowers and leaves from Modern Blooms, and finished it off with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. So bright and fun!

Thanks a million for stopping by! I hope next time won't be so long. We shall see...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RIC #88

Hey friends!

I have another fabulous Runway Inspired Challenge for you! Are you ready? Great, cause it's awesome! 

My interpretation is a bit more fuchsia than the colors on her skirt, and could be from bad eyesight. ;0)

I started with a piece of white cardstock, cut from the Finished Frames Elle-ments from Avery Elle, and added Picked Raspberries, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks to it. I then die cut the word Wish from it, using My Favorite Things, Stars and Wishes die set, as well as a few more, from black cardstock, and adhered them all together with liquid glue.

I arranged the panel onto a white card base, and adhered the die cut back into the open area.

I added to the sentiment, using the coordinating stamp set, Count the Stars, in Onyx Black ink, along with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. As a final touch, I adhered black die cut stars from the Lucky Stars die set.

Our fab sponsor is Ellen Hutson, with a generous gift voucher to the store! Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome day!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Have A Beary Special Day

Hey, hey!

I just love a good pun, and Birdie Brown never disappoints. For the latest MFT Sketch Challenge, I wanted to ink up the new Birthday Bears stamp set. I also added a few hearts from the Birthday Wishes and Balloons set!

I started with a white panel, and added Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the edges, and adhered it to a white card base. I then die cut a panel using a stitched rectangle die, and adhered a piece of patterned paper to it, that had been die cut with the same rectangle die set. 

I stamped the bear, and the hearts onto Neenah 110 lb. cardstock, and colored them with Copic Markers, trimming them out, and going around the edges with a black marker. I also white heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock, and trimmed it into a banner, adhering it under the bear.

I hope you've enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Virginia's View Challenge #16

Hi everyone!

Do you find summer slipping through your fingers? I sure do, and I want it to slow down! I found a little time to get crafty, for this month's Virginia's View Challenge, 100% stamped! This challenge theme is right up my alley! I have been drooling over the latest patterned paper pads out there, and then realize, I don't use them. At. All.

Most of the card is stamped, except for the watercolor background, let's take a look.

I began with a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock, and did the smooshing technique using Cracked Pistachio. If you aren't familiar with this technique, I did a video showing how to, here.

While I let that dry, I stamped, and masked the cute cat sitting on the cushion from the Furry Friends stamp set. I then masked off the cushion, and stamped a background from Woodgrain and More set, in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, and sponging on the ink on only the bottom.

I carefully trimmed it out, and popped up the piece onto my watercolored background. Adding a sentiment from the set, as well as a few hearts from the Red and Goldie set, onto the background. For a finishing touch, I added some squirts of Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

RIC #87


It is another Runway Inspired Challenge, yeah! Even after all of these years of playing along with this challenge, I never tire of the fabulous card inspiration I get from these glamorous outfits. What can you do with this one?

I had to use a bit of silver, as well as the blue/purple colors inspired by her skirt, on this card. Sadly, even with all the inks I own, I didn't have a decent Periwinkle color to match, so I improvised. You can watch what I did in the video below.

I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock, and inked up the Classic Fabric Design Background stamp from Hero Arts, using Ranger Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac, and Tumbled Glass. I then spritzed the stamped, and placed the cardstock down onto the stamp. I then allowed it to dry.

Using Avery Elle's Peonies stamp set, I stamped my flowers, using Versamark, onto watercolor paper and heat embossed them with Pewter powder from American Crafts. I trimmed them out, and placed them onto my water color panel. I also heat embossed my sentiment from that same stamp set.

To finish it, I added some Clear Sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, because, Sequins!!

Below is the video of how I created the card. I can't wait to see what you create with this challenge.


As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge #26


Is it really time for another AEIHeartU challenge? It is really hard for me to accept that it is July. The summer is just flying by. So, this month we want to see you sparkle, using Avery Elle stamps, and dies! I went a little crazy and made two cards, with a video. I know...don't be an over-achiever. ;0)

Isn't that word die cut fabulous? Yeah, I think so too. All of the Simply Said stamp sets and dies are among my favorites.

To start this card, I cut strips of glitter paper from American Crafts, and adhered them to a white piece of cardstock. I then took the die, and ran it through, right over the glitter strips. Using Staz-On ink, I added the first part of the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.

I then added a piece of acetate to the back, and adhered foam tape to create a little area for my sequins. I used three different sizes from Pretty Pink Posh to fill the well. I covered it with a piece of cardstock, and adhered the panel to a white card base. To finish it, I adhered a scattering of black pearls. Now, how about a second card?!

I started with the Finished Frames Elle-ments, and a white card base, dry embossing the two frames into the front of the card. I then stamped the two flower images from the Peonies stamp set, onto white cardstock, adhering clear double sided tape over top. I removed the backer and sprinkled on some Martha Stewart fine glitter. I made sure to burnish it really well, and trimmed them out.

After I adhered the flowers, I placed the die cut where I wanted it, and using the Simply Said: Amazing stamp set, added a few words to complete my sentiment.

I will leave you with a little video! Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember, there are two $20 store gift certificates up for grabs to the winner, so please play along!


Supplies used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock 6x6 paper pad
Avery Elle Simply Said: Amazing Stamp Set
Avery Elle Simply Said: Amazing Die
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins 4mm, 6mm, 8mm
Michael's Recollection Black Pearls

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wishing You Nothing Bundt the Best

Hey, hey!

Well friends, I finally got this post up, YEAH! I had planned to do this post three days ago, lol! So, I have been playing with the Avery Elle Bring On the Cake stamp set, again, and had to share what I came up with.

I started with a white panel, and brought in Ripe Persimmon, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks, and then die cut a cute border using the Stitched Borders 3 die set from Pretty Pink Posh.

I stamped my cake twice, colored the base, and the top of the other was glittered up to look like sparkly frosting. You can watch the video to see how I made the frosting!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink MFT
Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink Ranger
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink Ranger
Copic Markers
Stitched Borders 3 Pretty Pink Posh
Rock Candy Glitter Ranger
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Sparkling Clear Sequins Pretty Pink Posh


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hey Cupcake, Make A Wish


This stamp set from Avery Elle is just too cute. I can't stop using it! I had to stamp out the cute cupcakes for this card today, and color them up, rainbow style! 

I started with a white panel, stamping, and masking the five cupcakes across the lower half of it. I then colored them with Copic Markers, and trimmed along the bottom of the cupcakes, and stamped my sentiment.

I popped up the panel on a black cardbase, and adhered a few black pearls to accent the sentiment. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the frosting to spice it up a bit.

Thanks for checking it out, and were inspired! Have a great day!

Supplies used:

White Cardstock Neenah Solar White 110lb
Bring On the Cake Avery Elle
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen Zig
Detail Scissors EK Success

Saturday, June 20, 2015

You Are An Amazing Dad

Hello, hello!

I have a bright and fun Father's Day card to share with you, using Distress Inks, and Avery Elle! I always love seeing what sentiments I can make using sets like these, and by splitting one of them up, I was able to piece together the perfect sentiment for my husband's card. There is even a video showing you how I made it. Yeah!

I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock, and, masking off my strips, applied Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans, with a foam applicator.

I die cut Avery Elle's, Amazing die from the panel, and added the rest of the sentiment from the Simply Said Amazing mini stamp set in Onyx Black ink. To finish it, I adhered a panel of foam to the back, and placed it onto a light yellow card base, and added a few black enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an Amazing day!

Supplies used:

Bazzill Black Licorice Cardstock
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots
Craft Foam

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Make A Wish

Hello there!

I thought I would pop in with a fun birthday card, as a little encouragement to play along with this months AEIHeartU Challenge! Using a rainbow scheme on a card can be a fun way to play up an image, or even a background for one. I decided to make it the focal point of my card.

I started with a trimmed down panel, and stamped the fun plate of cake onto it, from the Bring On the Cake set. I then masked it off, and added Cracked Pistachio, and Peacock Feathers Distress inks. After removing the mask, I added the piece of cake, which I had stamped onto a separate piece of paper, colored with pencils, and cut out.

I stamped my sentiment, and popped up the panel onto a card base, to which I had adhered a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 Everyday Collection paper pad. I then added a few sequins, and called it good! I wish I had a video to share with you, but time escaped me this week. Hopefully there will be another up soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

RIC# 86


I am bringing you the latest Runway Inspired Challenge, and you're gonna love it! I had fun with this one, using the colors, and patterns on the models dress. Hang on till the very end, there is a video of how I made the panel.

I started by taking a white panel, and masking off my strips, and blending in Milled Lavender, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, and Peacock Feathers. I then stamped the outline floral images from the Striped Florals stamp set by Altenew, using Onyx Black.

I popped up the panel onto a white card base, and added a heat embossed sentiment from Label Love, also from Altenew. Lastly, I placed a few black pearls onto the front.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Miss You Floral Card


It is so Monday, but I am hoping to make it brighter with this floral card, using the MFT Sketch Challenge as a jumping off point.

I used the fabulous Watercolor Flowers, and Written In Watercolor stamp sets from My Favorite Things! 

I started by heat embossing my sentiment onto a piece of Woodgrain Paper, popping it up onto a Kraft card base, using fun foam. I then adhered a strip of glitter paper and vellum to the panel, as the sketch suggests.

The flowers were stamped in a mixture of dye inks from Hero Arts, and Wplus9. After I stamped and trimmed them out, I adhered them with adhesive, and foam tape onto the card front. 


I even included a video of how I made it. Be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Kraft Cardstock Wplus9
Woodgrain Cardstock Studio Calico
Glitter Paper DCWV
Vellum Craft Supply
Written In Watercolor My Favorite Things
Watercolor Flowers My Favorite Things
Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Wplus9 Dye Ink
Studio Calico Dye Ink
Liquid Platinum Ranger Embossing Powder