5/16/15

Crafts 4 Eternity - Wood

Hi friends - welcome back for another fun and easy challenge from Crafts 4 Eternity...WOOD. We want to see any project featuring wood (embellishment, paper, theme (trees)), so break out those crafty supplies and join the fun!

One lucky participant will win 3 free images from Sassy Studio Designs.

I went with wood embellishments - the arrow and the heart. Both were colored with Copics, the heart was covered with Bo Bunny glitter paste for some extra sparkle - then I let the thread run wild!! :D

The main panel is smooshed with distress inks onto water color paper. The sentiment is from Lil Inkers, Paint Your Canvas. This quote has been our youngest daughter's favorite for YEARS! Had to buy the set for that sentiment alone; I hope to make her a note pad with that quote on every single sheet.


I used a couple pieces of cardstock to enhance the smooshed colors and embossed some backgrounds - MFT's Damask Designs and On the Diagonal. That's its, sweet and simple. Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join the fun at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Lil Inkers Paint Your Canvas, MFT Backgrounds: Damask Designs, On the Diagonal
Papers: Neenah white, SU! Real Red, PTI Lemon Tart, Tim Holtz water color, PTI vellum
InkDistress Inks: Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Faded Jeans
Accessories: misc. thread, wood embellishments, Copics, Bo Bunny glitter paste, Lil Inkers Stitched Mats, sharpie

Challenges:
  SSSC268

5/8/15

Crafts 4 Eternity - Sepia Tones

Hi friends - we are back this week at Crafts 4 Eternity with a super fun challenge - sepia tones (use cream and brown colors).

And one lucky participant will win 4 free images from Sassy Studio Designs.

I wanted to play with lots of different things on this card. I started with a scrap piece of PTI Kraft card stock and began stamping various Verve Visual flowers (Kind Words and Because of You) in MFT Natural, Kraft and Hot Chocolate inks. I then added a text sentiment also from Verve Visual (Text Objects) in MFT Kraft along the bottom third but it wasn't showing up quite enough so I decided to stamp the same text sentiment in PTI Vintage Cream. I wiped off some of the ink in different places each time I stamped to add more dimension. The "thinking of you" sentiment was stamped in MFT Hot Chocolate with a shadow stamp in PTI's Vintage Cream. I also stamped the background with MFT's linen background.



I added the large flower I have had forever; sponged it lightly with Antique Linen and MFT Kraft and added some additional distress glitter. I then distressed all the edges of card stock and sponged on more MFT Kraft and Antique Linen. I added a pearl pin as well as some stand alone flat-back pearls.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you take the time to join us with your sepia tone creations! And be sure to check out all the amazing design team creations; I promise you WILL be inspired!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Text Objects, Because of You, Kind Words
PapersPTI Kraft, Fresh Linen, Dark Chocolate
InkVintage Photo Distress Ink, MFT: Hot Chocolate, Kraft, Natural, PTI: Vintage Cream
Accessories: misc. flower, distress glitter, Heidi Swapp Distressor, pearl stick pin, flat-back pearls

Challenges:

5/7/15

SSSC267 + Lawn Fawn Year Four

Hi friends - I haven't played along with the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge in ages! I already had these Lawn Fawn images colored from Kathy's 30-day coloring challenge so I quickly die cut each piece and made a card with the current sketch (image below).

Simple card; lots of card scraps and these super sweet images. The pink polka dot layer is on PTI's Smokey Shadow card stock that was colored with a black Wink of Stella pen for some extra sparkle.



Thanks for stopping by; I'll be back Friday morning with a completely different style card, come on back to visit! Hope to see you again soon; have a great day!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Year Four
PapersDP by Echo Park and MME; PTI Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow
InkMFT Black Licorice
Accessories: Copics, Lawn Fawn Year Four dies, white gel pen, black Wink of Stella

Challenges:

  SSSC267

5/3/15

Retro Sketches 163

Here's a super CAS (clean and simple) card using a new Bosom Buddies stamp set from Paper Smooches and the matching "friend" die cut from gold card stock. Simple sewing and a cute little vellum flag tucked into the lower portion of the 'f'. The gold card stock really stands alone and is gorgeous!

The sketch comes from Retro Sketches 163 (photo below).



Hope you're having a great weekend; take care!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Paper Smooches Bosom Buddies
PapersMFT Spearmint, DP by MME, gold card stock, vellum
InkVersaMark, MFT Spearmint, PTI Berry Sorbet
Accessories: Paper Smooches 'friend' die, Janome Sew Mini

Challenges:

 Retro Sketches 163

  613 Avenue Create - anything goes (feminine optional)

5/1/15

Crafts 4 Eternity - Inspired by Nature

Happy Friday friends - or Saturday - depending when you see this! :D

How was your week? Mine was good; very busy, but good; really looking forward to the weekend.

I love the challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity - it's all about INSPIRED BY NATURE! One lucky participant will win 3 free digital images from Crafts 4 Eternity shop - Michele has some great images, check them out HERE!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago actually at the request of a friend; she needed a pick-me-up card for someone very dear to her. I thought bright colors and beautiful flowers would be perfect!



The background is PTI's Smoky Shadow, I layered on Memory Box's textured mini dots and slathered on some modeling paste colored black with black enamel accents - LOVE the dimension this created. The flowers are from Verve Visual's Great Friend set. Each flower was stamped onto Tim Holtz water color paper and colored with Inktense Pencils; I used a distress marker for the inside "pink" lines, just free handed. the largest flower is mounted with dimensionals and I cut a few leaves from PTI's Simply Chartreuse using MFT's Layered Leaves. I also added some shading to the leaves with a distress marker. The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark on vellum and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you are INSPIRED BY NATURE and join the fun! See you soon; have a great weekend!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Great Friend
PapersPTI Smoky Shadow, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart, Time Holtz Watercolor Paper, vellum
InkMFT Black Licorice, VersaMark
Accessories: modeling paste, black enamel accents, Inktense Pencils, Distress Markers, black embossing powder, MFT Layered Leaves dies

Challenges:

  TPE206 - Anything Goes
  SSS - Anything Goes

4/24/15

Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes

Hi friends - happy, happy Friday. Hope you have a relaxing weekend to look forward to! Ours will consist of an all-day track meet and lots of yard work!

I'm back this week with a challenge that everyone loves - ANYTHING GOES - over at Crafts 4 Eternity! One lucky participant will win a $12 voucher to Di's Digi Downloads and since it's ANYTHING GOES, everyone can play along. Hope you will join us!

I had a wee bit of crafting time this week and joined two  other challenges along with the Crafts 4 Eternity challenge - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #265 (SSSC265) and Just Us Girls #289 (JUGS289). The image is from The Cat's Pajamas, Forget About the Cake - I colored it up during Kathy's 30 day color challenge and finally put it to use on a card using Kraft, Dark Chocolate, and a pop of yellow. I embossed the Dark Chocolate with a birthday embossing folder and stamped the Kraft card stock with MFT's On the Diagonal background stamp using MFT's natural ink. Simple Copic color; I did allow the bunny's ears to hang over the square die cut - fun - I often forget to do that. :D



That's it, thanks for popping by; I love when you stop by!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas, Forget About the Cake, MFT On the Diagonal background stamp
PapersPTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Copic Xpress
InkMFT Hot Fudge, VersaMagic Wheat
Accessories: embossing folder, Copics, MFT's pierced square dies

Challenges:

4/15/15

Miss the tag team of Tammy / Michele?

Hi friends - Tammy and I took a little break from our challenges because sometimes life is just too insanely busy!! BUT...we are back this week with a super simple challenge - GIRLY. Can't get much easier right?

Be sure to check out what my dear friend Tammy - at Highland Homemade has made this week.

I used this adorable, and new to me image, from Stamping Bella - Uptown Girl Fiona Loves Flowers. I took a lot of time to color the image using both Copics and water color pencils ON water color paper. I had never used Copics on water color paper. :D I colored almost exactly like the sample on the website - HA HA; why not, that coloring is so awesome and it helped with the shading and details. I used a white water color pencil for some additional highlights in her hair. The outside is very simple; I added the quote which comes with the image to the inside and strips of black/white washi tape across the top and bottom of the inside pink panel - very striking.

sneak peek inside


That's it, thanks for stopping by - hope you have a GREAT week. Don't forget to check out what my sweet friend, Tammy at Highland Homemade, created!!

Take care!

PS - if you'd like to share your GIRLY creations with us; we'd love to see them, just link up below!! AND let others know of this fun challenge, you KNOW the more the merrier!! :D

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Stamping Bella Fiona Loves Flowers
Papers: PTI Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz, Tim Holtz water color paper
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black
Accessories: MFT blueprints, washi tape, butterscotch dimensional pearls, water color pencils

Challenges:







4/12/15

Crafts 4 Eternity - Texture

Hi friends! Hope you are having a GREAT weekend; I'm a little late to the Crafts 4 Eternity party but hey, better late than never right?

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we're playing with TEXTURE! Use anything you want to add texture - modeling paste, material, embossing - wet or dry - you name it; one lucky participant will win 4 free images from Sassy Studio Designs.

I went with tinted modeling paste using distress inks going for a rainbow color! I used Memory Box's textured drip rings stencil; I adhered the stencil to my paper and smoothed on the tinted modeling paste; I placed it aside to dry and worked on the individual letters. I used a white tag, scribbled on ink tense pencils in rainbow order and smoothed it all out with water.



I then cut the HELLO using MFT hello dies - 5 times from black card stock and 1 time from the tag I had previously colored. But the letters were super pastel, so I added MORE color from the Inktense pencils and  spread the color with a clear Wink of Stella pen. LOTS of shimmer and a much brighter rainbow, I coated each letter with a heavy layer of glossy accents.

Simple yet super fun and sparkly - perfect for a little pick me up!

Thanks for popping in; have a great week!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Doodled Occasions (inside)
PapersPTI True Black and Winter Wisteria, misc. white tag
InkMFT Hybrid Black ink (isnide, Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed
Accessories: Memory Box Drip Rings Stencil, modeling paste, glossy accents, clear Wink of Stella, MFT Hello Dies, MFT Blueprints 

Challenges:

  Stamps and Stencils - anything goes
  Simply Create Too - no digis or stamps
  Papertake Weekly Challenge - words, words, words

4/3/15

Hello Baby, Baby

Yeah, YOU just thought I was calling you my baby...yes? LOL

Sorry, I vanished but I have been working in my studio several nights per week - just nothing to show YOU yet. Sorry...but come back soon, I will be back to a more regular schedule very, very soon.

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity we want to see your projects related to BABY - featuring a baby image, baby animals, you name it - get creative and let us see what you make! One lucky participant will win 3 free digital images from Crafts 4 Eternity, Michele has some great things, you can see them HERE.

I have a box of store bought cards that are actually "thank you" cards - right there in the middle amongst all those polka dots! You'd never know right? I bought the box and made some monogrammed note cards as a gift quite some time ago and I KNEW the colors would be perfect for a little baby card. The sentiment and baby carriage image are from Verve Visual's Treasured Words set, the die cut is also from Verve, Scalloped Rectangle. I cut the die twice, once from PTI's Dark Chocolate and once from PTI's Spring Rain. I wanted to add a bunch of things to the card, just for fun (stars, thread, embossing paste)! :D

I used light modeling paste colored with espresso dimensional pearls, looks like scrumptious frosting! The stars are from one of MFT's blueprints set and I tossed on some thread behind the focal point. The checkered piece you see below the card is the envelopes that come with the set of cards. Nice way to alter a store bought set of cards.


Thanks for popping in; I hope you have a GREAT weekend and a blessed Easter. Our youngest daughter and I will be gone all weekend long at a National Qualifier tournament, sadly one of our players is out for the season and another is injured...not sure what the weekend will hold, but we're determined to have fun! Hope you have some fun too!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Treasured Words
PapersPTI Dark Chocolate and Spring Rain
InkMFT Hot Fudge, VersaMark
Accessories: MFT Blueprints, thread, Verve Visual scalloped border die, modeling paste, espresso dimensional pearls, foam tape

Challenges:

3/21/15

More Scribbled Circles Meets Retro Sketch

Happy Saturday friends - hope this post finds you all doing great and enjoying the weekend!

Retro Sketch #156 time frame to play along was extended - yeah for me, so I set to work just having fun using the sketch. I pulled out some older MME paper, PTI Scribble Circles and a heart die from MFT. The medium scribble circle was cut 4 times from SU! Real Red card stock and once from PTI's vellum - tiny polka dots. The heart was cut 7 times from misc. white card stock and the top heart embossed 3 times with Liquid Enamel embossing powder. Once the embossing cooled, I added Clear Wink of Stella and a thick layer of glossy accents. I also embossed the small space (line) with Liquid Enamel - man that color is gorgeous.


LOTS 'O LAYERS!
Layered it all together, added some thread, a double-ended fishtail flag of a larger polka dot vellum from PTI and some sequins - and that's it! Fun time playing.

Hope you have a great weekend! See you again soon!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: NONE
PapersSU! Real Red, DP by MME, misc. white card stock, MFT Grout Grey
InkNONE
Accessories: PTI Vellum, clear Wink of Stella, liquid enamel embossing powder, sewing thread, foam tape, Verve Visual sequins, glossy accents

Challenges: