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
Sakura jelly glitter pen on veils and headpiece
Spellbinder:  Pennant

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

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
Pearly Accents
Twine:  Darice

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

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

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

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

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

There is ALWAYS something to SING about

Here is a card that I made with the image from Sasayaki Glitter for the Progressive Challenge #11 and used a sentiment from TLC.  The music paper is also from TLC, Create and after I printed it, I sprayed it with two different colors of Tattored Angels Spray.  I colored her hair a wild hot pink which I usually don't do I my images.  So I went all out on this card, hehe.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - I will shine; TLC, Create - Carolers in the Snow
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Worldwin; Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  Sasyaki Glitter - Country Girl
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Always Sing
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Spellbinder:  Music
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Tattored Angels Spray

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - Progressive Challenge #11
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 192 Ribbon and/or Lace
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 155 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 339 Photo Inspiration
Come & Get It - It's a Girl Thing
Dream Valley - Ch. 154 All about the hair - different colored hair
QKR - Ch. 239 Anything Goes or flowers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nick Celebrate 30

I have a friend that turned 30 so I made his this birthday card along with some chocolate chip banana bread.  He had a saying that now that he was 30 he would start wearing jeans.  And then at 40 it was a shirt and tie I think and at 50 it was a hat (he was a specific a fedora), and then at 60 it was suspenders.  It was funny how he would tell the story and he is the SIL of my best friend and he laughs with us a lot so he has to put up with a lot.  He shares his beautiful daughter with me and I get to cuddle her which I miss that since my kids are grown.  My baby will be 21 on Saturday.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Be All There
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Celebrate 30
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Button:  Stash
Tim Holtz embellishment

Mojo Monday - Sketch 493
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 88 Buttons & Bows
Creatalicious - Ch. 113 Anything Goes with optional Birthday
That's Crafty - Outnumbered
Seize the Birthday - Two patterned papers
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 189 Buttons, Buttons
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 278 - 279 Anything Goes

Thursday, April 13, 2017

let's do lunch

Kris at Imagine That Digistamp just came out the other day with a new set called Retro Waitress.  It is a great set and I distressed the edges of my paper and sentiment with ink.  I also put some Glossy Accents on the sundae glass.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  Michael's
Gems:  Michael's
Glossy Accents

Allsorts - Ch. 410 Bring on the Bling
International Art & Soul - Ch. 5 Distressing
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 154 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 324 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 278-279 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Newton's dumped flower pot

I usually have a lot of chaos going on, but I don't know if it's the full moon or if some of the stress has gotten to me; however, I had problems following this sketch.  If you are a regular follower of mine you know that I like doing sketch challenges and for some reason.....I didn't do this one exactly as outlined.  I realized it but I still put it together since I liked the background paper that I made by using some splashes of Tattered Angels and Glimmer Mist sprays.  I guess I was more worried about the color challenge for Inky Paws than the sketch.
I also had to do my cat as a Siamese since I have three - actually they have me.  One of them needed a hair cut due to some matts that she had.  With some of the remodeling in my office she found a new bin that I got for some envelopes to hide in.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Newton's Nook - Naughty Newton
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug & We Are Memory Keepers
Pearls:  Paper Studio
Flower:  Recollections
Sprays:  Glimmer Mist & Tattored Angels
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Inky Paws - Ch. 44 Color Challenge
Mojo Monday - Sketch 492
Show us Your Pussies - Ch. 17 Furrything Goes
RRR - Ch. 161 Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 191 Furry Friends
Catch the Bug - Raining Cats and Dogs
Crafty Friends - Ch. 55 Animals or birds
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 188 Outdoor Fun
Dream Valley - Ch 153 Our 4 legged friends
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 15 Anything Goes

I'm only in this for your CUTE BUTT obviously

Here is a bunny card that I made that is NOT an Easter card.  I've had this Your Next Stamp, and finally inked it up.  This stamp is fun because on the inside of the card, you get to see the backside of the bunny.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Rose for youCute Butt
Ink:  Tim Holtz - Black Soot
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Your Next Stamp - Ch. 61
Cutie Pie - Ch. 110 Bunnies & Chicks
Brown Sugar - Ch. 245 Anything Goes
Crazy for Challenge - C4380 Feature an animal
Crafty Friends - Ch. 55 Animals or birds
Dream Valley - Ch. 153 Our 4 legged friends
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 191 Furry Friends

B is for Bunny Hippity Hop

Here is another Easter card using one of the images from the Paper Shelter called Charmy Bunny.  I found that I had this wonderful paper from Recollections that had this gold foil in it that is just so elegant with this image.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  The Paper Shelter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  B is for Bunny
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers:  Recollections

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 458
The Paper Shelter - Ch. 288 Make it Digital
CRAFT - Ch. 410 Color Combo
Alphabet Challenge - B for Bunnies
Cutie Pie - Ch. 110 Bunnies & Chicks
RRR - Ch. 161 Flower Challenge
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 78 Easter
Crafty Catz - Ch. 365 Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 472 Easter