9/15/14

2 Cute Ink - Fall

This week at 2 Cute Ink, we are celebrating with fall and we have had some beautiful fall weather here in Toto-land! What about you, fall weather or still super hot temps? Hope you will take the time to join the fun this week.

I am using Heidi's new Fall Celebrate Apple Basket, love this image and I went to town with LOADS of 3D dimension! The image was printed on Neenah 80 lb card stock 3 times. The flags were mounted with 2 layers and the apples were mounted with 3 layers, lots of glossy accents and clear Wink of Stella were added. The image was colored with Copics and the individual pieces cut out for layering.

The Kraft and newspaper-like DP were mounted with dimensional tape to spotlight the basket of apples.

Layout comes from MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #193. (MFTWSC193) I colored a wood piece with Copics and tied on some hemp cord; hemp cord was also used for the flags of the basket. Each apple was accented with a white gel pen.


L@@K at all that dimension, sparkle and shine - SWOON!
Thanks for stopping by, we can't wait to see your fall creations. Have a great week.

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Ice Celebrate Fall Basket and PTI's Everyday Classics
Papers: Neenah White 80 lb. card stock, PTI Kraft and Scarlet Jewel, MFT Whip Cream
Ink: MFT Hot Fudge (sentiment)
Accessories: white gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, nesties, wood chip, Copics, glossy accents, hemp cord, MME enamel dots

Challenges:
 MFTWSC193
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 Moving Along with the Times - add texture (hemp cord, glossy accents, multiple layers)

9/14/14

TPE267 + SSSC235

Hi there!

I have an order for 88 cards and if you've followed my blog for long, you know I DO NOT like to make the same card twice. :D But I loved the inspiration from The Pink Elephant this week (see below); pink, yellow and black - scrumptious! AND a fabby sketch from Karen last week, SSSC235 (see below).

I made a set of 4 note cards using just those colors and the gorgeous LJD Grand Peaceful Wildflowers from MFT. They came together quickly - I pulled various MME designer paper and a small bit from Echo Park and went to work cutting, distressing, stamping, die cutting and then put them altogether. One pink and 3 black/smokey grey. Fun, quick and simple!




Thanks for stopping by; I hope you have a great week!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: MFT LJD Grand Peaceful Wildflowers
Papers: PTI True Black, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, DP by MME and Echo Park
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart, MFT Cotton Candy
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool, MFT Stitched Circle Die, MFT Mini Tabs Quartets

Challenges:
 TPE267


 SSSC235

9/12/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Fave Color Combo

Hi friends - welcome back to another recipe challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity! This week, we want to see you create something - anything - with your favorite colors (must use at least two colors)! I, like many others, really like the 'pool' color - light blue/aqua color. Most the time I do something with chocolate (the color - LOL) thrown in, but this time, I used some red with a touch of that aqua color and made 3 super fast cards.

Just for playing along with us, one person will win 3 free digital images from Michele at Crafts 4 Eternity! Did you know she has a store? Sure enough, check it out HERE!


The layout comes from CAS(E) this Sketch #90 (CTS#90) - fun! I actually used a BG Copic on the bottom portion of the "hello" for an ombre effect but next to impossible to see in the photos. :( I added a layer of clear Wink of Stella to the stamped flowers, great sparkle IRL!

Anywho, thanks for popping in - hope you have a GREAT weekend! Ours will be busy - cross country meet and volleyball tournament, start times are the same...in two different cities. :( I hate missing any event!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Stampin' Up Upsy Daisy
Papers: MFT Whip Cream, PTI Aqua Mist, notebook DP by MME, floral red DP by TE (super old)
Ink: MFT Red Hot 
Accessories: Copics, MFT happy hellos die, Janome Sew Mini, PTI Notebook Die, EK Success border punch (inside)

Challenges:

9/9/14

LCI - take II

Remember THIS big announcement from last week? Remember how I said I made 4 cards all alike just changing up the background papers and stripes? First off, here's #1 and now here's #2 below. AND don't forget the insanely crazy sale going on at Ladybug Crafts Ink - perfect time to stock up on those clear stamps or digis you've been eyeing, prices don't get any crazier than this!



Thanks for stopping by; I'll be back soon!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Make A Wish Nikki
Papers: GKD 110 lb. white, Tim Holtz water color paper, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice 
Accessories: watercolor crayons, Copics, clear embossing powder, Espresso Dimensional Pearls, Distress Markers, MFT Blueprints 15, MME enamel dots

Challenges:

9/5/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Digital

Hello friends!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we're playing with digital  - we challenge YOU to use a digital image, element or even an all digital project! One lucky participant will 3 free downloads from Stamping All Day!

I'm using this super cute digi image from 2 Cute Ink - Tulip Chick. My card was super quick and easy - completely CAS (clean and simple). White base card with some MME dotted yellow paper, some washi tape, a sweet little 'hello' sentiment and that's it!


Hope you'll join the fun this week at Crafts 4 Eternity and show us your digital images, embellies or digital project; we love when you play along.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Tulip Chick
Papers: GKD 110 lb. white, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice 
Accessories: Copics, MFT stitched circle die, washi tape 

Challenges:

9/2/14

Ladybug Crafts Ink - SAY WHAT?

Hi friends!

Ladybug Crafts Ink is closing its doors - I know, I'm sad too! The design team and MANY past designers are joining together to showcase their favorite image - clear cling or digi. I have made 4 cards, all the same, just mixing up colors - they are totally CAS but I love them all.

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And with all going out of business news - there is a sale too; MEGA SALE which runs through the end of September so you have PLENTY of time to shop, but don't miss out, once September 30 is here, the doors will close forever. :(

I am using Make A Wish Nikki; like I said, 4 cards, all the same just switched up the colors. Each has a lot of wonkiness going on - love that! I'll share each one over the coming weeks.


Thanks for peeking in; hope you'll stop by the Challenge Blog and see the long list of amazing creations, then pop over to Ladybug Crafts Ink and pick up your favorite stamps, digis, or embellishments...and then take some time to join the fun and send LCI off in style!

Hope you have a great week!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Make A Wish Nikki
Papers: GKD 110 lb. white, Tim Holtz water color paper, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice 
Accessories: watercolor crayons, Copics, clear embossing powder, Espresso Dimensional Pearls, Distress Markers, MFT Blueprints 15, MME enamel dots

Challenges:
 V's Sweet Ideas - Circles and Dots (on the smaller stripes of designer paper)
 Loves Rubberstamps - anything goes
 Melonheadz Friends - 2 or more dies

9/1/14

2 Cute Ink - Anything Goes

Happy Monday my friends - and for some of us, IT'S A HOLIDAY; yippee, a glorious 3 day weekend!

This week at 2 Cute Ink, we're showing off anything goes and boy does the design team have some amazing projects for you! Check out all their amazing work HERE.

This week I'm playing with Ice Fishing Penguin - I love this image and totally used it for something besides a winter themed image. You know, "collecting birthday fishes (wishes) for you!"; fun play on words. You can see all Heidi's images HERE.

The image was printed on Neenah white card stock and colored with Copics; I used a white gel pen to highlight the water. The bucket and fish were printed twice, the 2nd one cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I added glossy accents to the fish for a more realistic finish - you know, slimy fish! HA! I added some clear wink of stella to the cute little penguin.



The rest is straightforward and simple. Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great week! Find some time to create and join along with our Anything Goes challenge - we can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Ice Fishing Penguin
Papers: Neenah White 80 lb. card stock, PTI Black, Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice (inside)
Accessories: white gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, nesties, Copics, Janome Sew Mini, MFT Blueprints 15

Challenges:

8/29/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Tic Tac Toe



Hi friends - it's a great weekend to join us over at Crafts 4 Eternity where we are playing Tic Tac Toe!
One lucky person will win 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments Designs! So come along and play, this is an easy recipe! :D You can choose any three in a row - vertical, horizontal, or diagonal...just not 3 random squares!

I used the upper left to the lower right - something old, the color blue (teal) and something new. My old could be a couple things - the falling hearts stencil or the Project Life Cards. My new is the silver thread and the heart dimensionals - they're cute eh? My blue...well, a few colors of teal, aqua, blue.


I stenciled using the falling hearts stencil, layered on a wad of silver thread (wad - sounds pretty technical! HA!), layered a couple Project Life cards, added some doodling with my white gel pen and a few heart dimensionals and voila - a completely clean and simple card - not to mention quick!

Hope you'll join the fun this week; we love seeing your creations!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: PTI Signature Greetings
Papers: GKD 110 lb. white
Ink: MFT Spearmint
Accessories: silver thread, white gel pen, heart dimensionals, falling hearts stencil

Challenges:

8/22/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Seaside

Greetings friends - hope you are having a great week! Our youngest 2 started school and our oldest moves to college TOMORROW; needless to say, it's been an emotional week. Haven't shed a tear though! :D Yeah me!!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, our recipe challenge is projects with a seaside theme or element - perfect for what I created!! And don't forget, just for playing along, one person will win their choice of 2 images from Stamping Boutique. I used to design for them, they have FABULOUS images; hope you'll join the fun!

Our oldest will be living in a 2 x 2 suite at college, we had already made a gift for her roommate but then the girls decided to get a little something for their suite mates. Therefore, I made these little gifts which say "just cruising by" and on the inside, "to say hi!". What a fun treat!





The bags are filled with whipped cream soap and nail polish, the school colors are purple, grey and white, so I thought the 2 different colors of nail polish would be perfect! I colored the sail boats to match the bags and used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners cutting the smaller tag from PTI's Hawaiian Shores with the score line just past the crease to it created a card tag; then cutting it again with one pass through PTI's Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst. I then cut circles from the pink card stock, added a white nestie circle in which I stamped the sail boats. I colored the images with Copics and added some white gel polka dots to the one image. The pink layers are mounted with dimensional foam so I could add the waves, also from Taylored Expressesions.

Lots of fun; hope the girls enjoy them and thank YOU for popping in - have a great weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Pirate Mouse
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow, Copic XPress It, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice
Accessories: MFT stitched circle dies, Janome Sew Mini, clear Wink of Stella, gold sparkle gel pen

Challenges:
  Digit Sketch Challenge - Summer Fun

8/18/14

Arrrr Matey!

Hi friends!

Welcome back to a surprise release from 2 Cute Ink! Heidi has created some ADORABLE pirate images - you can see all the images as well as the design team creations at the blog - HERE. We're also having a recipe challenge - RED, ORANGE, and BLUE.

I am using Pirate Mouse - cute, cute, cute eh? And I do not like mice, but seriously, who would not love this image! I colored the image with Copics and a sparkly gel pen for his hook, the layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #231 (SSSC231). The papers are from MME (Cupid's Arrow) and are actually love themed - you'd never know it huh? They worked perfectly for my little mouse.



Thanks for popping in; hope you check out all the creations and images at 2 Cute Ink.

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Pirate Mouse
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow, Copic XPress It, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice
Accessories: MFT stitched circle dies, Janome Sew Mini, clear Wink of Stella, gold sparkle gel pen

Challenges: