Thursday, April 27, 2017

I'm with the bride(s)

I have a wedding to go to this weekend of a same sex wedding.  It is not easy to find such images or sentiments.  For this card, the image is from Just Inked and the sentiment is from Pixel Scrapper.




Patterned Paper: Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Just Inked - Just Married - Brides
Sentiment:  Pixel Scrapper - Wedding Words
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Bling:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Sandpaper
Sakura jelly glitter pen on veils and headpiece
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 156 Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 272 Glitter
Sisterhood of Crafters - The letter "B" (Brides, basket, bling, beautiful)
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 340 Embossing
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 90 It's hip to be square
Allsorts - Wk 412 I spy with letter "B"  (Brides, basket, bling, beautiful)


Wisdom from a Cowboy

I just had to color this adorable image from QKR called Cowboy for the Feathered Friends Challenge.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I kept is rather simple.  I did use Copics and then for the owl I did use Prisma Pencils for the texture of the feathers.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  QKR - Cowboy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Wisdom from a Cowboy
Ink:  Memento - Lady bug
Prisma Pencils

Challenges
QKR - Ch. 240 Feathered Friends
Sisterhood of Crafters - The letter "B" (blue, brown, bird, bandanna, beak)
Allsorts - I spy - letter "B" (blue, brown, bird, bandanna, beak)
CI - Ch. 404 Animals

Give a Crafter a Cookie - Ch. 67 Animals


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thick ice or thin

I wanted to get a few Christmas cards made since I haven't been keeping up with one a week like I wanted to.  For this card, I used the pre-colored image from Imagine That Digistamp called Toasty Penguins and the sentiment that comes with the set, except I cut off the "Happy Anniversary".  I want to be able to give this to my friend for Christmas.  I added some Stickles and Pearly Accents on the image.





Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Eskimo Friends Kit
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Stamp:   Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Snowflake Punch:  EK Success
Stickles
Pearly Accents
Twine:  Darice

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 460
CHNC - Ch. 330 Anything Christmas or for the kids
CHNC Extra - April
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 348 Christmas
CI - Ch. 404 Animals
QKR - Ch. 240 Feathered Friends
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 90 It's hip to be square

Make a wish upon a starfish

I've had this image colored for a long time and in my stash, and finally put this card together.  The image is from 2 Cute Ink and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I dry embossed a piece of velum.  For the star I distressed inked a piece of kraft paper so to get some variations in the colors.




Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollections
Velum:  Recollections
Stamp:  2 Cute Ink - Christmas Mermaid reserved for club members
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Make a wish upon a starfish
Spellbinders:  Fish; pennant; Edge strips
Dies:  My Favorite Things; We are Memory Keepers
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Bling:  Duct Tape
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 330 For a child
CHNC Extra - April
Merry Monday - Ch. 245 Use kraft
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 340 Embossing
Brown Sugar - Ch. 247 Use a die cut
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 348 Christmas

Saturday, April 22, 2017

First Friend Best Friend Forever

My Mother's Birthday is in the beginning of May and I made this birthday card for her using a stamp that I got from Unity.  I had several of there stamps from years ago, but when the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop came out and when a fellow blogger and a past DT member that I worked with Cynthia had a Unity posting I saw some of the newer stamps and fell in love with them.  I picked up this set called, First Friend, Best Friend Forever which is not listed on the site and they recently had it as a freebie if you ordered a certain amount of stamps so I'm not sure if it is still available.  I just love the sentiment, which I put on the inside of the card.  My Mom doesn't come on my blog so she won't see it.  I added some white butterflies and pearly accents to the card besides I used Derwent Watercolor pencils instead of Copics.  I put green bling on the card since her birthday is in May and the birthstone is Emerald and to match the leaves.


inside of card


Cardstock:  Recollections; Bazzil
Watercolor Paper:  Artist's Loft
Stamp:  Unity - First Friend, Best Friend, Forever
Sentiment:  Verve - Simply Amazing
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot; Seedless preserves
Embossing Folder:  We Are Memory Keepers
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Paper Studio
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Dermont Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Water color brush
Pearly Accents

Challenges
Allsorts - Wk 412 I spy something with "B" (Birthday, Bouquet, butterflies, bling, bow, blue, buds)
RRR - Ch. 162 Put a bow on it
Aud sentiment - Ch. 178 Use a stamp for your sentiment
4CC - Ch. 347 Butterflies
DDD - Birthday (Happy 50th to Lisa)
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 474 Birthdays
Creatalicious - Ch. 113 Birthday
The Card Concept - Ch. 71 Fresh Flutters (Clean and Layered)




a note of thanks

This adorable Pen Pal Bear is the stamp of the month for the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner.  I made this card using a sentiment and paper from TLC, Create.  I  plan to give this card to my daughter who is a teacher and gets gifts from her students.  She had a student go to Hawaii and bring her back a fresh flower lei and several other items and I was just shocked.  We went to Hawaii as a family so my daughter was explaining to me the smell of the flowers and I was just picturing it also and thought it was just so sweet of the child and her family.



Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Pencil Paper; Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Pencil Pal Bear
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Punch:  EK Success

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - April's Challenge
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 155 Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - April yellow
Incy Wincy - So so cute
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 278 - 279 Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sorry I overreacted

Here is a card that I made using the wonderful image from the Paper Shelter and Paulette from TLC created a sentiment for me.  I put Glossy Accents on all the glass beakers and vials.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Weird Science
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Shelter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sorry I overreacted
Glossy Accents
Bling:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 290 Sentimental
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 90 It's hip to be square
Come & Get It - It's a Girl Thing
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 278 - 279 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 15 Anything Goes