Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just wanted to Brighten you day

Here is a card that I made using a fairy from the Paper Shelter along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I love sunflowers so this fairy appealed to me, Fairy Emma.  When I go to the store and they ask, "Is there anything that we can help you find?"  I always answer, "An elf, to clean my house."  Maybe I have to change my answer since I never get one to a fairy.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sunnyside
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up; Recollections
Stamp:  The Paper Shelter - Fairy Emma (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Just wanted to brighten your day
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Simplicity

Challenges
The Paper Shelter - Ch. 304 Blooming Days
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
Di's Design Challenge - Flower Fancy
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 186 Fairies & Sentiment

Newton's Gondola

I have a interactive card that I made using the Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set from Newton's Nook.  I made the water of watercolor paper and put on Distress Oxide Inks.  It is raised on foam tape so the image can slide.  I turned the sketch sideways.




Patterned Paper: Paper Studio
Watercolor Paper:  Artist's Loft
Cardstock: Recollection
Stamp Set:  Newton's Nook - Newton Dreams of Italy (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China & Faded Jeans
Foam Tape
Dies:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 52 Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 355 Interactive Card
Alphabet Challenge - K for kinetics
Incy Wincy - No Words

Friday, August 11, 2017

Love is all around

I got this stamp from Art Impression when they had their birthday sale and I have finally used it.  I did some cleaning, and couldn't find my Memento ink pad so I used my Versafine which I think was too muddy.  I used my dies from My Favorite Things that were just retired and put pop dots behind the pink ones.  The image is two side so there is a front and back and I put a piece of patterned paper in between the image and the inside of the card.






Patterned Paper:  SEI - Fair - day
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  Art Impression - Love Spinner
Die:  Art Impression; My Favorite Things
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles; Grand Circle
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hemptique
Pop Dots

Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 214 Showered with Love
CHNC Patterned - August
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 355 Interactive Card
Alphabet Challenge - K for kinetic
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes

So sorry for the loss of your furry friend

My Best Friend's Mother lost her dog the other day, so I made this card for her.  Her Mother is 87 years old and now she is so depressed because she is at that age where she wants a companion, but is afraid to have another critter in case she herself would pass away.  For this card I embossed some pawprints in the cardstock as well.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Newton's Nook Furrever Friend
Ink:  Distress - Stormy Sky,  Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge
Divine Twine
Gems:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 52 Sketch
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon/Twine
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 490 Embossing
A Snowflake Promise - Ch.43 Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 87 Embossing wet/dry

For My Flower Girl

I just love this Mo Manning image and couldn't help making this card. I made it as an easel card. I used several Distress Inks to create the splattered look of the background paper.  I have been enjoying doing this to match the colors.  The sentiment is in the inside and is also from Mo Manning.





Patterned Paper:  American Craft; Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Mo Manning - For the Flower Girl
Ink:  Distress - Peacock Feathers; Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick & Cracked Pistachio
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  American Craft
Button:  My Favorite Things
Jute:  May Arts

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 304 Blooming Days
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 206 Card for a child
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 41 BINGO
(2 DP, free, flowers) (Button, free, sentiment)
Dream Valley - Ch. 160 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednedsday Challenge - For a Child

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Weirdo!

Here is my card using the Stamp of the Month for Gerda Steiner, Birthday Monster.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create, which I thought would be appropriate for a few of my friends, hehe.  I wanted to make sure that I didn't wait until last minute for this so I actually am getting it in at the beginning of the month.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner:  I didn't eat yet - Birthday Monster
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - HOG WILD
Punch:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollections
Ink:  Memento - Angel Soft
Gems:  Mark Richards
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - August Challenge
Color Throwdown - Ch. 455
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 200 Birthday Wishes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 490 Embossing

Butterfly Floral Sympathy

I wanted to make a card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge since I love the colors of this week.  I used a pre-colored image from Image that Digistamp called Freda's Flower Basket.  This is a great set because it comes with three patterned papers, four sentiments as well as the black and white image to color.  This sentiment is from another set called Sentimental Thoughts and I inked the edges.  I always like to have some sympathy cards on hand for when the occasion arises since you don't like to make them when you are emotional in time of need.






Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Image That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Image That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die:  Sugar Pea
Punch:  Fiskars
Twine:  Darice

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - August
CRAFT - Ch. 428 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 93 Add a butterfly
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Heart Happy Anniversary

It was my brother and sister-in-law's Anniversary on Tuesday, and this is the card that I made for them.  I pulled out some dies from My Favorite Things and finally put them to use.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections; Core-dinations:  Bazzil
Dies:  My Favorite Things - retired Pierced Hearts  & arrow sentiments
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Prima

Challenges
Come & Get It - Time to Die
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 171 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 294 - 295 Anything Goes
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 43 Anything Goes

It's Your Birthday Milk it for All it's Worth

My brother in law's birthday is today and here is the card that I made for him using an image from QKR which now I can't find on the new site and the sentiment is also from QKR.  I made this as a tri-shutter card.  I put lots of buttons on it since it is a  masculine card.  The sentiment is on the back so there is no sentiment on the front of the card.







Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  QKR digi 7808 & 11202
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Twine:  Divine Twine & Hemptique
Buttons:  Sewology & JHB
Star:  
Bling stars: Recollection

Challenges
QKR - Ch. 255 Make it humorous 
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 178 More than one fold
Word Art Sentiment - Ch. 294 - 295 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 262 3 or more paper & ribbon (twine)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Flocks of love on your Birthday!

Imagine That Digistamp has a new stamp set that was just released called Flamingo Birthday.  I colored the image with Copics and then added Glossy Accents to the balloons and some Stickles to the hat and gift bag.  I distressed the sentiment with ink.
If you love these flamingos like I do...look at the great bundle called the Tickled Pink Bundle where you can get all the sets and a paper pack all for $9.00 for a limited time!!!





Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
        Distress - Tim Holtz - Tattored Rose & Dried Marigold
Stickles
Glossy Accents
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections
Doily:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Offray & Michael's

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 171 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 294 - 295 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 200 Birthday Wishes
Polkadoodles - Wk 31 Anything Goes
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 160 Anything Goes

Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons!

Imagine That Digistamp has a new release of this beautiful image, called Flamingo Beach.  I made this a side step card.  If you love these flamingos as much as I look look at the Tickled Pink Bundle which is available for a limited time.  Have fun with these wild birds and check out what my other teammates came up with for this release!






Patterned Papers:  Craft Smith
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Flowers:  Prima
Gems:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Crazy for Challenges - C4C397 Summer Bright and Cheery
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 178 More than one fold
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 294 - 295 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 31 Anything Goes

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Season's Greetings from our flock to yours

Today is the start of a new Challenge at Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground.  It is Anything Goes, and if you use an image from Imagine That you will get this wonderful set from Imagine That called Flamingo Dress Up.  I made a Christmas flamingo.  Watch for some sentiments and papers that will be coming out later in the week, hint, hint.  I added some liquid applique to the hat.  I made this a  center step card.




Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp Tropical Breeze
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp Flamingo Dress Up (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp Flamingo Christmas
Ink:  Memento - Sea Breeze
Liquid Applique
Flowers:  Recollections
Washi Tape:  Target

Challenges
CHNC Extra - August
Crafting from the Heart -  Ch. 170 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 178 More than one fold
Dream Valley - Ch. 160 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 63 Christmas in July
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 250 Things with Wings

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chillin' with you

Here is a card that I made as a Thursday Inspiration for Imagine That Digistamp using the Poolside Penguins.  I made the background by blending Distress inks on Watercolor paper and then spraying water on it.





Watercolor Paper:  Artist's Loft
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Distress - Tim Holtz - Frayed Burlap, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon
Die: Die-Namics

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 294-295 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 170 Anything Goes
Digistamp 4 Joy - Ch. 139 Anything Goes with optional summer
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 250 Things with wings