Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge: Watercoloring

Hey all!

How goes it?  Great I hope!

I have a couple of cards, that will hopefully inspire you to play along with the latest AEIHeartU Challenge: Watercoloring!  We all know how I feel about that, lol!  I did two cards because I didn't want to stop, check them out.

I used the fabulous Get Well set, as well as Handwritten Notes.  I dry embossed a diagonal design onto the base of the card front, and added a strip of cardstock, inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  To create the bouquet, I gold heat embossed my image onto Tim Holtz Watercolor paper.  I added my distress Inks to my craft mat, and painted the flowers, leaves, and wrap.

I cut out the bouquet, and popped it up with foam.  I then heat embossed the sentiment from Handwritten Notes in gold powder onto vellum, and attached it under the flower bunch.

How about another?  Alright!

I took a piece of water color paper and stamped the bouquet image so that just the floral part transferred.  I painted them ink with Distress Inks, and added a light blue wash just above the flowers.

I adhered my panel to some Avery Elle patterned papers, and adhered it to a Kraft card base.  To finish it, I added a few yellow enamel dots.

I hope these inspired you to play along with us.  There is always a great prize up for grabs to the lucky winner!  Thanks for joining me today.  Have a great day!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Somebunny Is Thinking of You


I have a little card to share with you, using the adorable Somebunny stamp set from MFT.  Spring is FINALLY here, and I wanted to cheer someone up with this springy card.

This card has a lot to it, die cutting, masking, coloring..but totally worth it.  I started with a white card base, and stamped and masked my clouds and bunny.  I then inked the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, removed the mask, and colored the bunny with Faber-Castel and Inktense Pencils.  I blended the colors out with Gamsol for a smooth look.

I then die cut the grass with an stitched edge die, and added a few carrots that I colored and cut out.  I finished it off with a popped up frame and some Wink of Stella glitter on the clouds and her clothes.

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello To You

Hey there!

I hava a little Avery Elle card to share with you today, using the Red and Goldie set.  So cute, and so fun to color!

I started with a frame die cut with the Finished Frames Elle-ments, adhering the panel straight to the white card base.  I used a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Everyday Collection paper pad, creating little banners from them, and heat embossing my greeting on it.

I colored the little girl image with Copic Markers, and trimmed her out, adhering her with foam tape over the banners.  Super simple!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RIC #80

Hello, hello!

Spring is on the way!  That makes me so happy!  This outfit does too,'s so fun.  I immediately thought of watercolor, of course.  Here is the latest Runway Inspired Challenge:

I chose a couple of Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough, Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers, and Black Soot to create a background.  I also brought out the fabulous Vintage Roses set from Altenew for that pop of orange!

This past weekend I met up with my crafty gals, and got to use the MISTI stamping tool.  I have to admit to being quite skeptical about its usefulness, as I don't really mass produce many cards.  Well, those roses and leaves didn't stand a chance of being messed up with this I got on my phone, and one is making its way to me as of now.  HAHA!  Never say never, right?  So, after I was done layering my watercolors, I stamped a sentiment from the Get Well set by Avery Elle, with Versafine Onyx Black, heat embossing it in clear powder.

I stamped the roses using my friend Kirsty's MFT dye ink pads, and trimmed them out, layering the up onto my panel.  I attached it to a black card base, and adhered a few black pearls to complete it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you play along, I can't wait to see how you are inspired!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Take Two Thursday: Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit

Hi there!

Here we are, well into March already!  I have another installment of Take Two Thursday to share with you.  If you aren't familiar, my good friend Katie and I choose a stamp set, and see what we can do with it, and post the results on our blogs.  It is inspiring and fun, so I encourage you to go see what she has made!  

So, this time, we picked this month's Simon Says Stamp card kit.  It is packed with grays, and yellows, and this pretty stamp set.  

I decided to make a shaker using the fabulous gold shimmer paper that was included.  I used the fun circle border die that came with the kit, to create all of the circles.

After I created my shaker window, I die cut a circle from the lovely black and white striped patterned paper, and added colorful stamped flowers, trimmed out and layered onto the card.  For my sentiment, I die cut a Thanks from an older Paper Smooches die, and adhered it with a bit of Multi Medium Matte.

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I hope you were inspired, and please go check out what Katie did, she's a card genius!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Feel Better Soon

Hi again!

Today, I am stopping by with a card I created for this months Virginia's View Challenge: All Things Embossed.  I love embossing, whether its dry or heat, it really improves a card design!

For this card, I used the fabulous new Avery Elle's Get Well stamp set.  Love!

I started by clear embossing the floral bouquet onto a piece of water color paper, and coloring it in with distress inks.  After it was dry, I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment.  

I then adhered the panel to a white card base, and adhered a few white enamel dots.

I hope you liked, and were inspired to do a bit of embossing on your project!  Have a great one!

Monday, March 9, 2015

You Are So Loved


I hope you had a good weekend.  I know they always go way too fast, and I just want them to go on a little longer.  I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get a few cards made, emphasis on few here friends!  That just doesn't happen round here.  

I snuck a little glimpse of this on instagram the other day, and am finally sharing it in its entirety.  The Pick of the Litter set from Wplus9 is sooo cute.  I stamped her onto a white panel, and colored her in with Copic Markers.  I am slightly disappointed at her hair, but realized I didn't let the colors dry between layers.  Lesson learned.  However, I think I will try the color combination again sometime.

I stamped my sentiment in Pool ink from Hero Arts, to match her dress, and then the rest of the sentiment in Onyx Black.

I added a strip of cardstock to the top, that I dry embossed with an Avery Elle border die, and added some twine to finish it.

I hope you've enjoyed, thanks sooo much for stopping in today!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Empty Inside


I am so glad you stopped by, because I have a fun card to share that uses this weeks sketch from My Favorite Things Challenge blog.  I can't get enough of the donuts from the Donuts and Sprinkles die and stamp sets, and wanted to play with them again.

My card was heavily influenced by Alice.  Hey, everything she does with paper is magic.  So, I rotated the sketch, and curved the bottom panel by die cutting it with an edge die.  I added a fun strip of brown patterned paper, and of course those yummy donuts!

I heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum, and adhered it with tiny dots of liquid glue, before wrapping it around and tucking it in to the panel.  As a finishing touch, I adhered some fun K & Co. enamel hearts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

RIC #79


I hope you are having a day!  I am stopping by to share my card for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge.  We are gaining inspiration from the fabulous attire seen at the Oscars.  There were so many to choose from, but I went with a simple black and white stunner that Reese Witherspoon had on.  Check it out:

I just love the lines, and sleek flow of this gown.  I couldn't help add some florals to my card, because, why not!

I used the Freestyle Florals set from Mama Elephant, stamping the images in Onyx Black.  I used a sentiment from the Bear Hugs stamp set, and

I added some black cardstock strips, like on her dress, after I masked off the area, and stamped my floral images.  I stamped my sentiment in the open area.

I also added a generous amount of bling, a nod to the shiny watch, Reese is wearing.

So, play along!  There is a Gift Voucher up for grabs from Simon Says Stamp!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge #22: Stripes


I am popping in today, to share my card for this months AEIHeartU Challenge!  Can you believe it is March?  I think I might be able to see the light at the end of this miserable winter tunnel.  Yeesh!  I wouldn't be lying when I say my husband and I are relocating South or maybe west.  ;)

So, for this card, I took a white card base, and stamped a series of color stripes using the Brushed stamp set.  I then took the Thank You die, and cut through my stamping.  I thought about taking it out, and after looking at it more, decided to leave it inlaid.

I added a few dots, and rounded the top left corner, and called it good!  So, grab those AE goodies, and play along with us!  Two winners receive a $25 gift certificate to the store!  Woot!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Get Well Wishes

Happy Friday!

I know its been awhile, and I apologize for that!  Life is happily spinning out of control over here, and I am hanging on for dear life!

Today, I am linking up to another fabulous Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  If you remember, there was a coffee lovers blog hop last fall, as well as a Holiday bloghop.  Spring is supposedly right around the corner, however, in my neck of the woods, I am of the opinion it won't ever come!  With spring in mind, we were encouraged to make a Spring inspired coffee card.  Here is what I came up with.  

I got out my get well die from Paper Smooches, and die cut it from a piece of cardstock, inked up with distress inks, in Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Cracked Pistachio.  I had used a stencil with circles and inked over that on my white panel.

I then die cut the get well from a white panel, and reinserted the die cut into that negative, popping the top panel up onto a white card base.  I stamped wishes from the Lawn Fawn Milk & Cookies set, and then, taking the Love You A Latte set, stamped and die cut out the cute little cup.  I colored it with Copic markers, and popped it up over the "g."  It was supposed to look like tea, but came out like coffee.  Oh well, I love coffee, even when I am ill.  :D

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sprinkled With Fun

Hello again, and happy Friday!  

I have a fun little card to share with you, and I am super excited about it, because it took forever for me to acquire this stamp set (or it seems like it)!  I just couldn't wait to ink it up!  I looove it, and hopefully I won't overuse it, haha!  So, I combined two challenges for this card, the latest Curtain Call, um how perfect!  DONUTS!  And, of course, the MFT Sketch Challenge.  Here are the inspo graphics:

My card:

Instead of the wave like the sketch portrays, I went straight.  I trimmed a white panel, and stamped my sentiment from the Donuts and Sprinkles set, in Onyx Black ink, clear heat embossing it for a shiny look.  I added a bit of yellow chevron patterned paper from the Brights paper pad from Avery Elle, to the bottom of a card, and popped up my panel.

I added a bit of brown cardstock to ground the panel, and then I added the fun elements!  Seriously pinch me, they make me giddy!  I started with cream cardstock, and die cut the large circle donut first, inking the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink to give it a bit of dimension.  I then die cut the frosting from brown cardstock, and then again using the sprinkles die.  I took a piece of pink cardstock, and die cut the sprinkles again, inserting them into the empty spaces on the brown frosting.

I then die cut the smaller donut, and adhered some pink frosting to it, as well as some Rock Candy Distress Glitter, using Multi medium Matte glue.

Yeah, I kinda love it.  I hope you do too!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I am off to do more shoveling, blech!