5/8/21

All the layers - but PINK!

Remember when I shared THIS card and I told you I had made a pink version? Here it is, I love it just as must as the blue one!

I stamped a ton of flowers and greenery using the Signed and Sealed with a Kiss stamp set from The Greetery. The envelope and seal come from THIS set, the postmark comes from THIS set. I die cut the postal frame from heavyweight white card stock and blended on some sprinkles ink; popped up with fun foam onto some soft stone designer paper. The envelope was embossed with white embossing powder, the seal was embossed with liquid platinum embossing powder. I used a 2 way glue pen and sprinkled on glitter

Once I had all the pieces and parts finished up, it was a matter of assembling. Oh yes, I finished the berries off using a variety of Nuvo drops.

PS - why did my font change? 😐😖



See you again soon!

5/1/21

Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! This month at Love to Scrap, ANYTHING GOES - always a favorite!

Remember THIS card? I created another one using different colors and different embossing folder - this one says SPRING to me! Raise your hand if you're ready for some gorgeous temps? 🙋

I also colored this one with Copics, softer colors. I blended Sprinkles ink on the background and a bit brighter blue, Gumball, on the focal point.Very clean and simple; I used Nuvo drops to finish off the berries.


See you again soon!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: SSS + Honey Bee On My Mind
Accessories: embossing folder, Copics,,clear wink of stella, glossy accents, MFT Blueprints

CHALLENGES: 


Layers - all the layers for MIUCB

Hi friends! IT. IS. MAY.

Serioulsy, how did we get here? Goodness, this year is flying by!

This month on the Mix It Up Challenge Blog, we're focusing on layering, I love me some good layers! AND I made two cards pretty much identical, just switched out colors. I'll show you the other one a little later. I guess you could say I am enamored by the sparkle on this card - HA! My cards were inspired by Kelly Lunceford. I stamped a ton of flowers and greenery using the Signed and Sealed with a Kiss stamp set from The Greetery. The envelope and seal come from THIS set, the postmark comes from THIS set. I die cut the postal frame from heavyweight white card stock and blended on some sprinkles ink; popped up with fun foam onto some soft stone designer paper. The envelope was embossed with white embossing powder, the seal was embossed with liquid platinum embossing powder. I used a 2 way glue pen and sprinkled on glitter

Once I had all the pieces and parts finished up, it was a matter of assembling. Oh yes, I finished the berries off using a variety of Nuvo drops.


Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join us this month with some layering cards!

See you again soon!

4/9/21

Color Me Crazy - and yep...I went crazy!

Hi friends! It's another fun coloring creation for Colour Crazy Challenge! For this challenge, I'm using the sweet Purple Balloon from Ching-Chou Kuih.

But boy, do I have a doozie to share with you! I knew I wanted to color this dress in rainbow colors - did that, loved it! Then I did the hair, loved it! Then the eyes and, 😖 THAT'S where it all went wrong. I tried a few things to fix it, but couldn't; however, I still wanted to share the coloring with you, because regardless that it was an ultimate fail, I was proud of the rainbow dress. 😉


Hope you join us at Colour Crazy Challenge, we always love seeing your creations!

See you again soon!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: Purple Balloon (digital)
Inks: None

CHALLENGES: 

4/2/21

More Easter Cards

Hi! I promised to return and show you the detailed Easter cards I made for my friend - these were super fun. You can make this wreath for EVERY season throughout the year and the dies, again like the Bunny Hop dies shown yesterday, offer lots of variety and flexibility. It's not often I enjoy mass producing, BUT when you can change up small details - like the colors of the greenery or mushrooms - it makes it fun. 

I stamped all the wreaths at the same time, changing up colors as I mentioned - and same thing, I die cut them all at the same time. In my head, I wanted a really soft yellow background - don't ask me what happened, but I used watercolor and it turned out SUPER bright. LOL WHY I did not ink blend on the yellow, I will never know. I splattered on some color and then thought about it for a few days and decided to add vellum to tone it down a bit. I sewed the vellum to the water color paper; heat embossed the sentiment and adhered the wreath with fun foam. As you can see, I cut the card layer with 3 different dies; only two shown here - but it added a nice variety to the cards. 




Thanks for stopping by; let's see if I can pop in more than once a month - that's my goal! With the loss of my father, moving my mother - twice in less than 90 days - changing jobs, and regular life, things have been a bit crazy!

See you again soon!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

AccessoriesThe Greetery Bountiful Wreath Dies, various A2 die cuts, Janome Sew Mini, black embossing powder

CHALLENGES: 

4/1/21

LTSCB - Spring Forward

This month at Love to Scrap, we might be springing forward, but I'm HOPPING forward. 😉 Hope you will join us!

I had a friend ask for 10 Easter cards, so I took this chance to use several, new to me, stamp sets from The Greetery. First up, these super fun bunny cards; the die gives you so much flexibiliy, but I took a page directly from Betsy V. and created almost identical cards. I had already made 6 super detailed cards, so I kept these very simple.

Stop back tomorrow and I will show you the detailed cards I made using more fun products from The Greetery!

I used the Bnnny Hop stencils and blending brushes to add the bunnies and kept going from there changing up the greens I used for the greenery - won't these bunnies be great for baby cards too? So fun! And again, like Betsy, I added the eyes and noses with a sharpie. Die cut the inner portion of the bunnies and stamped the sentiment in the middle. The card base is from PTI, Vintage Cream




Bunny bunches - cards and envies

Thanks for hopping by - hope to see you again tomorrow!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Inks: All from Taylored Expressions
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream

CHALLENGES: 
  The Card Concept (Clean and Simple)

MIUCB - No Stamping

 Hi friends! I hope this post finds you and your family doing well!

After 8.5 years; I changed jobs...please note, I AM NOT a young chick; but I DID IT. Totally new industry, but what I do, that isn't all that critical. Anywho, fun adventures!

This month at Mix It Up, we're creating cards with NO STAMPING; I don't think I've ever made a card with no stamping. 😄 I have a couple jars on my desk that hold lots of ephemera and bits and pieces I have stamped but haven't used...yet. I sat down and pulled out lots of things that I liked and started making a little collage. It was all finished, but when I sat down yesterday (several days later), I decided to add the larger rainbow in the upper left. I like all the rainbows and happy colors.

The two sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp and were cut with various dies from The Greetery. In the full picture, you can see how incredibly sparkly the bird is; the wing is actually a heart, but you can't tell until the close up photo! I added a border to the top and bottom with a sharpie.




Hope you will join us this month; we would love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you and yours are safe and healthy!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: NONE

3/1/21

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - it's ANYTHING GOES

 Hi friends! It's ANYTHING GOES at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog; I hope you will join us!

I created two of these cards (I'll show the other one soon) recently and they are very different; they both use the Simon Says Stamp + Honey Bee Collaboration On My Mind; such a beautiful set with so many great sentiments!





I embossed the kraft card stock and brushed on some white ink to help the embossing pop. The image was stamped on water color paper and cut with the matching die. I used Copics to color the image, added some gold stickles and popped the focal point up with fun foam to finish it off. A pretty simple card!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you and yours are safe and healthy!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: SSS + Honey Bee On My Mind
Inks: SSS White. TE Toffee
Papers: Fabriano Watercolor paper, PTI Kraft, Taylored Expression Salt Water Taffy
Accessories: embossing folder, Copics, gold glitter glue stickles, clear wink of stella, glossy accents, MFT Blueprints

CHALLENGES: 

Mix It Up - Inlaid Diecutting

Hi friends! It's a fun one at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We're focusing on inlaid diecutting. I love this technique, but it can easily be forgotten; and...sometimes what you have in your head just doesn't come out the same when finished - HA!

I actually created a different card before this one but just wasn't happy with it, so back to the drawing board with a different die. This is from MFT, Rose Overlay, I love this die and have used it many times - it's perfect for inlaid die cutting.

I used designer paper from Altenew, Celebrate, to inlay with the outer border being Strawberry Milkshake from Taylored Expressions. Once I had everything die cut, I stuck the 'insides' of the rose to a piece of masking paper and used double stencils for the lines and polka dots on the flower. I also used the polka dots on the leaves (that's probably my favorite thing)!! I dripped some distress ink from the top - frayed burlap and worn lipsick - once dry, assembled the card, sponged around the edges and added sequins as the final touch. The main panel is mounted with fun foam.


Hope you will take the time to join our fun challenge this month; we love seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you and yours are safe and healthy!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: SSS Spring Flowers
Accessories: TE mini slip stencil - on the dot, SSS Mega Wrap stencil MFT Blueprints, TE sequins

CHALLENGES: 

2/12/21

Colour Crazy Challenge - Lee Holland Art

Oh goodness, you are in for a TREAT this week at the Colour Crazy Challenge! Lee Holland has the most adorable artwork available on Etsy - check her shop out HERE!! Today I am using this sweet bunny.

I tend to always color flowers pink, so I ventured out and tried some purples - what do you think? I used grays on the bunny - I wanted her (see those eyelashes I added? 😍) to appear white, but I may have added too much gray, particularly to the ears?? I did want the tummy to be gray though!

Once I finished coloring wtih Copics, I cut the image using Reverse Confetti's Grid Stitch Tag (cut twice, adhered back to back). I fancied it up with some white lace, purple ribbon, some sheer white with black polka dot ribbon and some sparkling sequins. Added a banner sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will take time to join us with any project this week - as long as it includes coloring! See you again soon!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Stamps: Lee Holland Bunny with Flower (digital)
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Grid Stitch Tag, misc. white lace, misc. white sheer with black polka dot ribbon, PTI Winter Wisteria ribbon, Copics, Lucy's sequins, white gel pen

CHALLENGES: 

2/1/21

LTSCB - Love Is...

Welcome back to another super fun challenge for the Love to Scrap challenge blog, I think many folks are producing love themed cards this month, so it's a perfect time for you to join the fun!

I had so much fun creating with this new stamp and die set from Papertreyink, Branches of Love. Once again, I was inspired by Kelly's card HERE (scroll down, 2nd card shared). I stamped the branches in TE Earl Grey; die cut the branches and the 'hanging threads', then die cut lots of hearts using the matching die and TE Cupcake card stock. I love that the 4 hearts are all attached in the die package - I left them together and ran it through multiple times. I then used TE Lollipop and Watermelon to shade some of the hearts, added glue in areas and sprinkled on glitter. Goodness, I think they look amazing!

I cut  all 3 of the Skinny Hearts Frames, using the largest heart die as well as the plain white border between the 2nd and 3rd largest die. I used a blending brush to create an ombre look to the heart border, I also added two more plain Skinny Hearts frames behind to add some dimension. I used a piece Bitty Big Soft Stone paper and a piece of scrap ribbon for some contrast.

I die cut the vase from Bitty Big Sweet Blush, I stamped the 2nd layer using TE Cupcake in 2nd generation...but then I stamped it twice, so there was really no need for 2nd generation stamping. 😂

I added a partial doily behind the vase and adhered everything to a white card base - oh yes, I added some super soft pink polka dots using Delightful Hearts mini set too. And not that I recommend this, but once it was completely together, I stamped the sentiment. Living dangerously!!




I added more designer paper to the inside, along with a sweet little heart! Sorry - the photos are not the best, but our weather outside is rain, rain, and a bit more rain - so had to use the office!

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you will join us at Love to Scrap this month!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Accessories: glitter, Lawn Fawn liquid glue, doily, PTI Branches of Love die, misc. ribbon

CHALLENGES: 


MIUCB - Fancy Fold

Oh guuuurrrrl, let me tell you...I am not a fancy fold kinda girl when it comes to making cards, but you know - sometimes you have to venture out. This one got a little crazy (clearly did not think it through 😰, but hey, I made it work)!!

Hope you will venture out and join us this month at Mix It Up where we are exploring fnacy folds and goodness, our design team has some great stuff for you!

I came across THIS tutorial and decided to give it a whirl! Oh...a whirl I did. 😂 I think I'll let the pictures tell the story. The top portion with the cool folds is clear acetate (hence what reminded me about hiding adhesive - HA) and the back two panels were smooshed with ink and water so they were not pretty either AND there really wasn't a place to write a message - hence, my whirly whirly whirl!!

Enjoy the photos!

The full card with all the fancy folds. ;) 

Yes, that's my nail peeking in to hold the card closed! 😂




The final card layer opened up

I was told the recipient likes palm trees, sunshine and anything water related so I went with my no fail stamp set & dies from WPlus9, Flock Yeah! All images colored with Copics.

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

WHAT'S IT TAKE: