1/15/18

You're not old...you're vintage!

I have been so so so sick; no words for how sick I have been. It's been difficult to work each day and by the time I get home, it's typically a breathing treatment and bed! I started an antibiotic Friday night and Saturday morning I was definitely chipper, but that DID NOT last long. Goodness, I sure slept a lot this weekend!!

Anywho, one of my boss's - my main boss - turns 87 today!!! Yes, tis true AND he comes to the office just about every single day, even on the weekend sometimes. That's pretty amazing if I do say so myself. I really wanted to make him a birthday card; he's typically traveling on his birthday so it was rare he was going to be in the office today. But, re-read the first paragraph, I knew I was pretty limited and it would need to be easy. This really old MFT set 'Just My Type' was perfect for the occasion (hopefully this link works, it's to the stamp and die on Pinterest)!



I used some scraps of paper, distressed everything - including the balloon - with Old Paper distress ink, stamped the pieces and quickly put it together. I used some new to me inks from Altenew (Sea Shore) and man did they work GREAT!! After I had the card completely assembled and had taken pictures, I added glossy accents to the balloon. I love how the twine is tied to the balloon and then to the typewriter. :D

That's it, easy peasy lemon squeezy!! Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!

HUGS!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: MFT Just My Type (discontinued), PTI Scene It Celebration
Inks: PTI Dark Chocolate, Altenew Sea Shore, Old Paper Distress Ink
Papers: PTI Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Kraft, dp by MME
Accessories: MFT Just My Type die, glossy accents, twine, MFT Blueprints 15

Challenges:
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1/9/18

Thank U - Pink

Same card as posted HERE and HERE; just done in pink this time!

I pulled out the little chick delivering an envelope, Reverse Confetti Cuts THANKS, the U from Verve Visual's You and I set (looks like it may be discontinued - sorry), the thin stripe background stamp from Impression ObsessionTHIS and THIS die and some paper scraps - I have those galore - and set about making a few different color combos. Today I wanted to show you the blue one; next up will be the pink one - they are all identical; the green one just had a smaller piece of pattern paper for the front. ;)

Here's a group shot I shared on Instagram.

I had the toughest time finding a way to make the 'thank' part work - as you can see from the Confetti Cut, I only used a small portion of the die; I finally ended up cutting it from vellum and layered it (slightly offset) on to True Black (2 cards) and Smokey Shadow (1 card). The U was stamped with the thin striped stamp mentioned above. The chick was colored with Copics, I added a white highlight and glossy accents to the heart of each. Super fun, super simple.





Thanks for stopping by!

HUGS!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Stamping Bella Valentine Chicks, Impression Obession Thin Stripe Background
Inks: Versamark
AccessoriesConfetti Cuts Thanks, Verve Visual You and I die, Valentine Chicks dieglossy accentswhite gel pen, MFT Stitched Rectangle Die, PTI A2 die, Copics, washi tape (inside), MFT BlueprintsWink of Stella clear

Challenges:

1/4/18

Thank U - Blue

Same card as posted HERE; just done in blue this time!

I pulled out the little chick delivering an envelope, Reverse Confetti Cuts THANKS, the U from Verve Visual's You and I set (looks like it may be discontinued - sorry), the thin stripe background stamp from Impression ObsessionTHIS and THIS die and some paper scraps - I have those galore - and set about making a few different color combos. Today I wanted to show you the blue one; next up will be the pink one - they are all identical; the green one just had a smaller piece of pattern paper for the front. ;)

Here's a group shot I shared on Instagram.

I had the toughest time finding a way to make the 'thank' part work - as you can see from the Confetti Cut, I only used a small portion of the die; I finally ended up cutting it from vellum and layered it (slightly offset) on to True Black (2 cards) and Smokey Shadow (1 card). The U was stamped with the thin striped stamp mentioned above. The chick was colored with Copics, I added a white highlight and glossy accents to the heart of each. Super fun, super simple.



Thanks for stopping by!

HUGS!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Stamping Bella Valentine Chicks, Impression Obession Thin Stripe Background
Inks: Versamark
AccessoriesConfetti Cuts Thanks, Verve Visual You and I die, Valentine Chicks dieglossy accentswhite gel pen, MFT Stitched Rectangle Die, PTI A2 die, Copics, washi tape (inside), MFT BlueprintsWink of Stella clear

Challenges:

1/2/18

Thank U - use ALL the companies

This post is all about using a zillion companies to make a card - HA!! Not really!

I had a co-worker ask about thank you cards and I had just recently received these adorable chicks from Stamping Bella and I saw THIS card and ideas started running amok!

I pulled out the little chick delivering an envelope, Reverse Confetti Cuts THANKS, the U from Verve Visual's You and I set (looks like it may be discontinued - sorry), the thin stripe background stamp from Impression Obsession, THIS and THIS die and some paper scraps - I have those galore - and set about making a few different color combos. Today I'll show you the green one; then over the next few days I'll show you the blue and pink cards - they are all identical; the green just has a smaller piece of pattern paper for the front. ;)

Here's a group shot I shared on Instagram.

I had the toughest time finding a way to make the 'thank' part work - as you can see from the Confetti Cut, I only used a small portion of the die; I finally ended up cutting it from vellum and layered it (slightly offset) on to True Black (2 cards) and Smokey Shadow (1 card). The U was stamped with the thin striped stamp mentioned above. The chick was colored with Copics, I added a white highlight and glossy accents to the heart of each. Super fun, super simple.





Thanks for stopping by!

HUGS!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Stamping Bella Valentine Chicks, Impression Obession Thin Stripe Background
Inks: Versamark
Accessories: Confetti Cuts Thanks, Verve Visual You and I die, Valentine Chicks die, glossy accents, white gel pen, MFT Stitched Rectangle Die, PTI A2 die, Copics, washi tape (inside), MFT Blueprints, Wink of Stella clear

Challenges:

12/29/17

More joy - CASE from Carissa

Hi there - I'm back with the cursive JOY from SSS; see previous card HERE; these cards were CASE'd from Carissa Wiley (Sprinkled with Glitter)!






I stamped the paint strips with various Distress Inks, die cut the joy but then also cut it multiple times from white card stock to make the two cards. The leaves and berries are from Hero Arts Christmas Trimmings set. I stamped the leaves and berries with THIS background stamp; also used it on the side of the green card base.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT weekend ahead!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
PapersNeenah 110 lb. white and 80 lb. white, misc. designer paper, MFT Sour Apple and Pure Plum, PTI polka dot vellum and True Black
Ink: Ranger Oxide Inks, Ranger Distress Inks
Accessories: SSS Joy die, white embossing powder, PPP sequins, washi tape, Hero Arts Christmas Trimmings Dies

Challenges:

12/27/17

JOY

Hi friends - I have a few more holiday cards to share...

This is the JOY die from SSS, it comes with the large JOY as well as a small cursive 'joy' which you will see a little later this week!

I didn't plan this card too well as when I finished, it was too large for a standard A2 envelope - HA; I'm forever doing things like that.


I sponged on the background then went scrounging for some designer paper that would match - kinda backwards, but it worked just fine! I spritzed the background with water and splattered on some white paint.

Once I die cut the letters from designer paper, I cut them several more times from black card stock and adhered all the layers together. I thought it would be fun to add some embossing - kinda like snow on the edges...see it or am I lost? :D

A white frame was added; the leaves and berries are from Hero Arts Holly Days set and leftover from Christmas 2016 - TRUTH!! I added a strip of black/white paper and silver glitter paper. The additional sentiment comes from Mama Elephant with the initial joy masked off.

Thanks for stopping by; hope your holiday season is full of JOY!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Mama Elephant Merry Christmas Wishes, Hero Arts Holly Days
PapersNeenah 110 lb. white and 80 lb. white, misc. designer paper
Ink: Ranger Oxide Inks, Versamark
Accessories: SSS Joy die, silver embossing powder, MFT pierced square dies, Hero Arts Holly Days die, white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes

Challenges:

12/24/17

Christmas Tag V

I am back with the final Christmas tag in the group photo I posted HERE.

Each is just a little different!



For all the poinsettia tags, I did some combination of zig clean clear markers, Copics, and oxide inks on watercolor paper before stamping and die cutting the images. The leaves and were stamped on watercolor paper colored with oxide inks. I aded some white translucent paste to this one and a button to the center of the poinsettia. Some jingle bells and ribbon finish it off. Thanks for popping in to see my Christmas tags; these were part of a gift given to a dear, dear friend that I know will use them and just loves handmade things such as this!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIENDS!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: SSS Believe in the Season or Penny Black Snowy
PapersSSS FogTim Holtz WatercolorNeenah 80 lb. white, PTI Raspberry Fizz or Pure Poppy, Vellum from PTI (I don't see it listed on their website, sorry)
Ink: SSS Intense BlackSalty Ocean and Broken China distress oxide inks
Accessories: SSS Believe in the Season dies, Heidi Swapp holiday washi tape, PTI ribbon-Fresh Snow, white paint, Copics, glossy accentswhite texture pastetranslucent texture paste, Tim Holtz mixed media dies, jingle bells (Michael's), Memory Box Distressed Tag, white gel pen

Challenges:

12/22/17

Christmas Tag IV

I am back with the fourth Christmas tag in the group photo I posted HERE; and it's the ODD ONE OUT from all the others. :D

It's Snowy; I absolutely ADORE this image from Penny Black!




I stamped Snowy in SSS Intense Black onto fog card stock and colored directly on the card stock with Copics, then added LOTS of snow! Sooo simple; tied on some jingle bells and ribbon to finish it off. Stay tuned, next tag coming up soon!

Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: SSS Believe in the Season or Penny Black Snowy
PapersSSS FogTim Holtz WatercolorNeenah 80 lb. white, PTI Raspberry Fizz or Pure Poppy, Vellum from PTI (I don't see it listed on their website, sorry)
Ink: SSS Intense BlackSalty Ocean and Broken China distress oxide inks
Accessories: SSS Believe in the Season dies, Heidi Swapp holiday washi tape, PTI ribbon-Fresh Snow, white paint, Copics, glossy accentswhite texture pastetranslucent texture paste, Tim Holtz mixed media dies, jingle bells (Michael's), Memory Box Distressed Tag, white gel pen

Challenges:

12/20/17

Christmas Tag III

I am back with the third Christmas tag in the group photo I posted HERE.

Each is just a little different!



For all the poinsettia tags, I did some combination of zig clean clear markers, Copics, and oxide inks on watercolor paper before stamping and die cutting the images. The leaves and berries on this one were stamped on Queen and Company designer paper, some shading was added with a grey Copic. I added a strip of acetate that has some brushstroke greens that match the leaves - hard to see in the photo!

Some jingle bells and ribbon finish it off. Stay tuned, next tag coming up soon!

Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: SSS Believe in the Season or Penny Black Snowy
PapersSSS FogTim Holtz WatercolorNeenah 80 lb. white, PTI Raspberry Fizz or Pure Poppy, Vellum from PTI (I don't see it listed on their website, sorry)
Ink: SSS Intense BlackSalty Ocean and Broken China distress oxide inks
Accessories: SSS Believe in the Season dies, Heidi Swapp holiday washi tape, PTI ribbon-Fresh Snow, white paint, Copics, glossy accentswhite texture pastetranslucent texture paste, Tim Holtz mixed media dies, jingle bells (Michael's), Memory Box Distressed Tag, white gel pen

Challenges:

12/18/17

Christmas Tag II

I am back with the second Christmas tag in the group photo I posted HERE.

Each is just a little different!




For all the poinsettia tags, I did some combination of zig clean clear markers and oxide inks on watercolor paper before stamping and die cutting the images. The leaves are purely oxide ink on watercolor paper shaded with a gray copic; I added some translucent texture paste to the upper and right hand side, sponged on some oxide ink beneath the flower, some jingle bells and ribbon finish it off. Stay tuned, next tag coming up soon!

Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: SSS Believe in the Season or Penny Black Snowy
PapersSSS FogTim Holtz WatercolorNeenah 80 lb. white, PTI Raspberry Fizz or Pure Poppy, Vellum from PTI (I don't see it listed on their website, sorry)
Ink: SSS Intense BlackSalty Ocean and Broken China distress oxide inks
Accessories: SSS Believe in the Season dies, Heidi Swapp holiday washi tape, PTI ribbon-Fresh Snow, white paint, Copics, glossy accentswhite texture pastetranslucent texture paste, Tim Holtz mixed media dies, jingle bells (Michael's), Memory Box Distressed Tag, white gel pen

Challenges: