3/13/22

Color Throwdown 683 - flowers

I love the Color Throwdown blog, the colors can be so inspiring and this week was a great example. I made a slimline card using a, new to me, stamp set from Reverse Confetti, Poppies. I chose several distress oxide inks as well as a few TE inks. I die cut 7 flower combos and then stamped in assembly line style mixing and matching inks. Once dry, I spritzed with water, then added white splatters and when those were dry. a couple coats of Nuvo shimmer.

 

I layered the flowers onto TE Sea Salt and blended some leftover broken china oxide ink. I splattered on TE Earl Grey ink (same color used for the outline of the flowers). This was layered onto a TE Cupcake panel, a white panel and finally the card base, also from Earl Grey. I added some Twisted Citron oxide ink to a few areas of the white panel. One flower in the lower right-hand corner is mounted with foam squares, the rest are adhered flat to the panel; the Sea Salt layer was mounted with foam tape. I finished it off with an embossed sentiment from the same set and some Bits and Pieces dew drops.


Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great weekend!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: Reverse Confetti Poppies

CHALLENGES: 

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2/13/22

Full Front Shaker Card

Hey friends - how are you doing?

I'm doing good, I've been creating a lot but haven't had time to photograph much! I recently made this full front shaker card - what a learning experience! It was for my boyfriend who turned 6, 😁, and loves elephants. There are 5 elephants in the shaker front and then the 6th is on the front. He also wears blue glasses, so I made sure to include those on each elephant. What I didn't realize was, with the the glossy accents on the glasses, they were 'thicker' and kinda stuck together, didn't shake as much as I would have hoped.😐


 

It's okay; he loved it and that's all that matters! The full front shaker pockets are from Tonic Studios; they are super easy to use; I'm anxious to try them again!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you are doing well!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

 

2/2/22

Hello, old friend!

 Hey - I remember you, do you remember me? 😁

I won't get into the details but on December 31 the lovely Covid finally found me and beat the living shizzz out of me! I was sick for an entire month; I FINALLY turned the corner January 31. Once I was getting well, the fatigue was brutal; I would go to bed as early as 7:30 pm some nights. It was rough; I hope anyone else that gets it, has a MUCH easier time than I did.

Therefore, I have not been creating BUT I did set some creative goals this year and I want to try to complete them. One was a birthday card for our son, our youngest baby turned 22 this year - MY FAVORITE NUMBER!! But goodness, I feel old!!

His fave color is orange and has been since he was itty bitty, so I made sure to make his card about as orange as possible! I used some new products from Concord & 9th (links below), several Distress Oxide inks. He might eat orange sherbet for ice cream, but it's not his first choice - but seriously, how could I choose anything else? 😃 Some stripes of various orange card stock (Taylored Expressions, TE), brown splatters, glossy accents ,candy corn glitter (TE), and that's it. 



BTW, he loved it! 💯 Thanks for popping in; here's hoping you are doing well!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

 

CHALLENGES:

12/1/21

JUGS - Photo Week

Goodness, I LOVE the photo at Just Us Girls (JUGS) this week (below) and I love my card BUT when you leave home before daylight and arrive home after daylight, what do you do? You make the best of it and snap a photo in the very large flower pot outside the office. 😁

I had a lot of fun creating this one! I started with a kraft piece of cardstock (reminded me of the grocery sacks in the photo); stamped THIS shiplap background in TE Sugar Cube - very faint on the kraft. I then used the Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp and added some red splashes of text. I then die cut the entire panel using two of The Greetery's Nordic Frames dies. I decided to take the leftover outside border - just a thin rectangle and coat it with TE Mocha ink to represent the darker wood you see in the photo. The innermost panel of the Nordic Frame was mounted with fun foam.

I die cut then stamped the Rustic Wreath from The Greetery in two different greens; I added a twine bow and Altenew enamel dots to finish it off. The final piece was foiling the JOY (I chose a color that looked similar to the faucet) and adding the embossed sub sentiment on vellum, both from The Greetery's Opposites Attract Holiday stamp, die and foil set.


Thanks for stopping by!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: The Greetery Rustic Wreath, Opposites Attract Holiday, Tim Holtz Script Ledger, TE shiplap background
Papers: PTI Kraft,Vintage Cream, vellum,

CHALLENGES: 

Mix It Up Challenge - Black and White + One Color

Hi friends! Welcome back to the final challenge for Mix It Up; I'm not sure if/when the blog will return. I have immensely enjoyed working with Leslie - owner - so be sure to leave her some love while checking out our projects!

I absolutely love this shiplap die by The Greetery; it oftentimes makes a great backdrop for cards. I cut it multiple times from white card stock and blended on a soft grey ink, varying the pressure on each piece; I then adhered each piece on my card base staggering each row. I cut the Rustic Wreath from black card stock, then cut twigs from both TE Mushroom and MFT Gravel Gray and layered together. I left some of the top twigs loose towards the end to provide lots of dimension. I added a couple different colors of Altenew Enamel Dots. I finished the card with the beautiful hot foil words from The Greetery paired with this Spellbinder's Prism hot foil


Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll find time to join us this month. And please, leave some love for Leslie and this blog; it's always been a fun one!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: NONE

CHALLENGES: 
 

Love to Scrap Challenge - BINGO

It is our very last post for Love to Scrap; I'm not sure when/if the blog will return. Leslie - owner - is incredibly amazing, I have deeply enjoyed working for her!

Our last challenge is a fun one - BINGO! Here is the BINGO challenge we are using:

 
I went with G: gold, red, emboss, charm, green. I cheated on two, 😕, I actually have debossing on my tags and I don't own any charms, so I added some bells, because who wouldn't love a tag on their gift with jingle bells!
 
The tags were made using the Tag Team Duo dies, foil plate, and stamps. This was my first time working with my hot foil machine...boy did I learn A LOT; the right foil makes all the difference. I tried a million times, maybe more 😃, to use one of the prism foils; I tried shims, no shims, different papers, I tried all sorts of things and NEVER got a solid transfer; but I switched to this solid gold, and voila, the tags turned out magnificently. 
 


I hope you have time to join us this busy month; we would love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: The Greetery Tag Team Duo
Accessories: The Greetery Tag Team Duo Dies, Altenew Enamel Dots, Hot Foil, jingle bells, gold cord, red velvet ribbon

CHALLENGES: 
 

11/28/21

JUGS - Chic of the Week

YIPPEE - I was chosen as Chic of the Week for Just Us Girls (JUGS); I love their challenges and this one really spurred me on to do these tags; I love the color combo.

Thanks for choosing me ladies!!


11/25/21

JUGS #611 - Color Combo

Hi friends! For those celebrating Thanksgiving, I want to wish you and your loved ones a beautiful day!

I am in love with the color combo at Just Us Girls this week (image below) - swoon! My hubby left town today, so it was our oldest daughter, our son, and myself in town. We were invited to spend the day with our son's girlfriend's family - follow that? They have been dating just over 2 years so we have been around them a few times but today was ALL THE PEOPLE and so much fun! AND so much food!

I made 12 of these gift tags for the mom and gave them to her with a large candle. I'm told she likes candles as much as I do!

I used a ton of different products on these tags, a couple different stencils and an embossing folder for the front of the tags. I created birds in both Aqua Mist and Confetti Cake; I used PTI Vintage cream and TE Sugar Cube (mainly Sugar Cube) inks to sponge the tags - either directly on the 3D embossing or through stencils. 





I added shading to the birds and stamped all the leaves, flowers, and berries using various TE inks, my definite go to inks! Before assembling, I added some die cut sprigs in vellum and some Mocha script ledger to each tag. 

I added a blank tag and some additional stamping on the back side. Thanks for stopping by!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: The Greetery Speed Tagging, Tim Holtz Script Ledger
Papers: PTI Kraft,Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, TE Confetti Cake, Vellum (the polka dot vellum is from PTI, no longer carried), MFT Chantilly Cream

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11/1/21

MIUCB - 3D Project

Hi friends - hope you are doing great! Thanks for popping over today; the Mix It Up team is showcasing 3D projects. I recently purchased The Greetery Stationery Box which I used to hold these 3 amped up Christmas cards (amped up = lots of dimension)! I always think 3D projects that you have to assemble can be a bit tricky...and this remained true. 😆 I didn't get the 2nd side adhered perfectly so I had to do a tiny bit of trimming. 

Once assembled - yes, after the fact - I remembered I wanted to lightly stencil the front. Sheesh! I also added some stenciling to the 'lid / flap'; hard to see, but it's there, it goes straight up and down, whereas the box is at a diagonal. After photographing, I went back and added more of the Moonshine sequins.

The cards all feature new products from The Greetery too. I mixed up colors for the flowers / berries, but kept the leaves the same. 

 










Thanks for stopping by; hope you are doing well! And don't forget to join us at Love to Scrap!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Inks: All inks (except for base card) from Taylored Expressions, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks used on the card base

CHALLENGES:

LTSCB - Anything Goes

Only two more Love to Scrap challenges this year and this is one that everyone loves, ANYTHING GOES! We hope you will join us!

This is another card front that I worked on during a crafty retreat, this brings together all 3 flowers from the Sketchbook Flowers set. Again, I tried to mimic water coloring by using Copics. The background is a brick stencil, I sponged on TE Poppyseed ink in various spots. I didn't have any thin twine, this one is kind of bulky, but I made it work! Once home, I layered onto a card base.


Thanks for stopping by; hope you are doing well! And don't forget to join us at Love to Scrap!


WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: TE Floral Sketch and Field Notes
Accessories: Copics, TE brick stencil, misc. twine, The Greetery crimp frame die

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