1/21/20

Snowy

Penny Black's Snowy has been my favorite snowman for years...and then they released a die and I'm still in love!

I enjoyed using distress oxide inks to blend a background and simply cut some snowbanks for little Snowy. The images were colored with Copics and colored pencils on watercolor paper. I stamped snowflakes in the background with Versamark then embossed greetings from Right at Home (Peace Love Joy).

I also splattered on some white paint and used a white gel pen to add decorations to the scarves, finished it off with some PPP Marshmallow Confetti Mix.





Such fun, colorful holiday cards!

Thanks for stopping by; have a GREAT week!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  RAH Peace Love Joy, Penny Black Snowy

1/6/20

A Little - yet Big - Color Throwdown

I love Colorado Craft Company's Big and Bold stamp line, they have some gorgeous images! I also love inspiration from the Color Throwdown challenge blog; these two begged to be paired.

Now...am I happy with the outcome? Um...not so sure about that, but I'll tackle it again soon! I watercolored the image initially and REALLY didn't like that, so I finished it off with colored pencils and of course, some glossy accents for that scrumptious strawberry!



Hope your week is off to a great start, see you again soon!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Colorado Craft Company Sweet Friendship Cupcake

1/1/20

Love to Scrap #129 - Anything Goes

It's every one's favorite over at Love to Scrap - ANYTHING GOES! These are always such fun, we love seeing your entries!

I didn't create a ton of Christmas cards this year - in fact, I usually don't - life is hectic in and of itself. :D

But for this card, I did have fun adhering various pink and red card stocks at a diagonal and cutting out this adorable merry merry merry die from The Stamp Market and to take it up a notch, I made it into a shaker card; the mixed sequins are from Taylored Expressions (it's a Valentine mix that appears to be sold out, but I've linked to some other options). The Christmas sentiment also comes from The Stamp Market (older set) and is embossed on True Black card stock with Gina K white embossing powder.


Thank you for stopping by; hope you will join us with your OWN creation at Love to Scrap!

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Older Stamp Market set I believe (I'll have to look (insert palm to face))
Inks: VersaMark 
PapersNeenah 80 lb. white, scraps of pink and red paper, PTI True Black
Accessories: The Stamp Market Merry Merry die, Gina K white embossing power, Taylored Expressions sequins, Doodlebug Enamel dots, MFT blueprints

CHALLENGES:

Mix It Up Challenge - Paper Piecing

Welcome back to another super fun Mix It Up challenge where you can enter Anything Goes or a Paper Pieced project. My project is not a paper pieced project, but it's one I absolutely love creating; maybe you will give it a try!

I took a kraft and white polka dot bag, 6.5" x 5", folded up the bottom and stitched around 3 edges; hence creating two pockets. I love using scrap papers to make these gift bags; I used some ephemera I purchased recently and used it to decorate the bottom portion.




I used The Greetery pre-printed speed tagging Christmas sheets and matching die for all the tags; the smaller ones are in the lower pocket and the larger ones are in the top pocket - so fun! And some of the pre-printed sheets aren't 'too Christmas-y' in my opinion, so I added lots of different sentiments. Ultimately, there are 21 tags inside the sack; even better, they can use the tags and hopefully use the sack again to gift something to someone else!


Thank you for stopping by; hope you will join us at Mix It Up this month!

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!
Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  The Greetery Speed Tagging Sentiments and Pine Blossom, MFT Festive Friends
Inks: Variety - but all from The Stamp Market Color Crush set
Papers: Misc. designer paper, kraft sack
AccessoriesLawn Fawn glue, yarn from Hobby Lobby, ephemera from my stash, Speed Tagging die, Verve Visual scallop dies (both sizes, discontinued)

CHALLENGES:

12/30/19

You are Weird...

Oh my gosh; I find this Big Grumpy set from Taylored Expressions absolutely hilarious! Soooo many sentiments for the sign; I love it!

The girls and I are ALWAYS talking about it being 'too peopley' out there (another one of the sentiments); particularly as Christmas was approaching - like trying to go to the mall...with the other 487,439 people in our city! UGH!

A very CAS (clean and simple card) letting Big Grumpy and the sign take center stage and remember, we are ALL weird, never change! :D



Hope you have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Big Grumpy
Inks: Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black, The Stamp Market Blush
Papers: PTI Kraft (appears sold out), Dark Chocolate, The Stamp Market Bloom Street

12/20/19

Prayers

Hi friends - I truly have a ton of cards to share; finding the time to write a blog post is HARD!!

This is a card I actually made months ago - before my shoulder surgery...which was August! A pretty straight-forward card with lots of layering.

The leaves are a die cut from The Stamp Market, the 'prayers' and sentiment are from an older Hero Arts set. I cut the leaves from vellum, left some whole, added half of the leaf back on others; the word 'prayers' was die cut from white card stock and embossed 3 times using Ranger Liquid Platinum powder. I stenciled some flowers in the background, they peek out just a bit.



Thanks for stopping by; here's wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Prayers
Inks: VersaMark 
PapersNeenah 110 lb. white, Misc. deisgner paper, vellum

12/1/19

Vegetable Stamping Gone Wild - MIUCB #32

Check out the UBER fun challenge over at Mix It Up; it's always Anything Goes but if you really want to have some fun - then stamp with vegetables!

I didn't actually 'stamp' with vegetables, but I did use green beans for the background, I thought they sort of match the sweet panda's confetti (I should have made them smaller, then they really would have).

I started with Tim Holtz water color paper and adhered the HAPPY stencil from Heidi Swapp (I have had these frame stencils forever); I blended on some Worn Lipstick Distress oxide ink, then applied my green beans - literally just laid them on the paper.


I used some sprays I have had forever and one didn't really 'spray' but gave a FULL STREAM of color (insert palm to face emoji) - LOL! Once I was done spraying, I let it dry then removed the stencil and stamped 'birthday' in VersaFine ink. I stamped, colored and die cut the panda and added with dimensional foam.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week ahead and can find some time this month to join us!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  SSS Party Like a Panda
Inks: VersaFine, Gina K Amalgam Jet Black
AccessoriesMFT blueprints, misc. sprays, green beans, Party Like a Panda dies, washi tape (inside), white gouache, copics, Heidi Swapp stencil frame

CHALLENGES:

BINGO Tags - LTSCB #128



Oh boy - this is a super fun challenge - so many options playing BINGO; hope you will join us at Love to Scrap! We are sponsored this month by The Paper Shelter!

The Paper Shelter


Just pick a letter, B-I-N-G-O and use at least 3 elements within that letter - see, LOTS of options! I made these tags, 100% CASE'd from Elizabeth (poshtadesign on Instagram); I literally CANNOT wait to make more, I adore how they turned out! OK; here's where my tags fit in the BINGO game:
B = red, die cut, green
N= die cut, blue, silver



On the bottom tag (one full piece), I sponged carious distress inks then stamped 'to' and 'from' from The Greetery Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments. Before adding the sentments on the outside, from the same stamp set, I added glitter to the trees and all over the snowflake; for the ornaments, I added glue and springkled on silver tinsel glitter. 



Sure hope you can join us this month, we always love seeing your creations. Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Inks: Various Distress Inks
Accessories: Lawn Fawn glue (for glitter), yarn from Hobby Lobby, PTI Basic Cut Tag and Christmas Cuts, Clear Rock Candy glitter, Ranger Silver Tinsel

CHALLENGES:

11/6/19

Easiest Water Coloring Possible

Isn't this collaboration image with Gina K Designs and Hero Arts gorgeous? I stamped the image on water color paper and literally splattered on various inks - I kinda, sorta (HA) painted the leaves but let the color run and mix. I sprayed the card stock a bit before splattering ink.

I sprayed the panel with sheer sparkle, added a birthday sentiment, striped paper and sequins to finish it off (forever loving black and white striped paper)!



Thanks for stopping by; have a great week!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Gina K and Hero Arts Friendship Blooms
Inks: VersaMark, Gina K Amalgam Jet Black

11/1/19

Embossed Thank You!

I love this image from Power Poppy; I embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and colored with colored pencils. I don't use pencils often and I didn't want to use gamsol, so I gave it a whirl - still not sure what I think, but I do love the image. :D


The image was embossed on Kraft card stock with some ink blended around the edges for a bit of a vintage look; I added some super colorful pattern paper from The Stamp Market and a small strip of gold glittered cardstock to add a bit more color to the image.




Thanks for stopping by; here's hoping you have a GREAT weekend ahead!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Power Poppy Season's Seatings
Inks: VersaMark, Altenew Coffee Break for the edges and sentiment
Papers: PTI Kraft, The Stamp Market Bloom Street Patternsgold glitter paper
AccessoriesMFT blueprints, Liquid Platinum embossing powder, colored pencils

CHALLENGES:
  Just Us Girls

  
  The Card Concept #122 (Clean and Layered)