Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Letter B!


The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme, the letter B is brought to us by DT member Terri!

For my card, I used the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set and dies.  B = Bird, Balloon, and Bow!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects that use the letter B with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Frantic Stamper Dads and Grads April Release


This card was created using Frantic Stamper dies from the April Dads and Grads release.

Dies used:
Deckled Rectangles FRA-DIE-10108
Sky's The Limit FRA-DIE-10164
Soaring Paper Airplane FRA-DIE-10165

You can find these dies at the Frantic Stamper, Inc., online store found HERE.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dies R Us Playful Monkeys!



My card is a top-fold card that I used the Poppy Stamps Jungle Vine Oval die to create the opening.
I then die cut three monkeys from the Poppy Stamps Happy Monkey die, and die cut the word smile from the Penny Black Heartfelt die set.

Here's a tip when die cutting a figure that needs to be pieced together - die cut from white cardstock and then color using your markers, pencils, etc., before piecing together.

I colored the tree and vines using alcohol makers and then placed a solid color of designer paper behind the die cut card front.

Here's a close-up of these playful monkeys!

To complete my card I placed the die cut smile in the lower right corner of the card as shown in the completed card at the top.

DiesRUs product used:


Poppy Stamps Happy Monkey

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

PIP Challenge 1717 - Anything Goes!


This week's PIP Challenge is Anything Goes.  The sponsor is All Dressed Up.

For my card, I used this adorable Night Night Little One digi image provided by the sponsor.  I colored the image using Chameleon Markers.

We hope you'll share your anything goes card/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1717.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Lots of Layers!


Friends of Flourishes design team member Kren challenged the team to create a project using lots of layers.

For my card, I used the rabbit image from the Vintage Easter stamp set and the sentiment from the My Funny Valentine stamp set.

Be sure to stop by each design team member's blog for more lots of layers inspiration.

Friends of Flourishes Design Team


You can find the Vintage Easter stamp set and the My Funny Valentine stamp set plus a lot more at the Flourishes, lc online store.



Friday, April 21, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge - Sparkle & Shine!


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge theme is Sparkle & Shine.  
We have two sponsors this week:
and

For my card I used an image provided by Sasayaki Glitter called  Mermaid Texting.  I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the torn paper and the swirl gems is from Spare Parts.  The starfish and lobster were die cut from metallic paper for lots of shine (dies used from Gina Marie Designs).

We hope you'll share your sparkle & shine projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge found HERE.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Going to the Beach




I'm very excited to share my first blog post with you as a DiesRUs Inspiration design team member.


Today, we are going to the Beach with Memory Box and Impression Obsession dies!

First, I'll share with you the process of putting my card together, then I'll put links to the DiesRUs online store of each die set I used.

The card base is 4 1/4 inches square.  I then cut a piece of blue cardstock at 4 1/8 inches to layer onto the card base.

For the next layer used the Memory Box Pinpoint Square Layers dies by cutting the 4x4 inch die in white, then cutting the 3.6x3.6 inch die cut in blue for the image panel.  I die cut each die I plan to use and lay them out on my craft mat as seen below.

I used alcohol markers to color the Memory Box Beachfront Segulls die cuts.

Then I begin the process of adhering the die cuts to my card!  First, I adhere the fence, then the seagrass, then the birds in the sky, and finally the beachfront seagulls.  

DiesRUs Product used:
Memory Box Pin Point Square Layers

Memory Box Beachfront Seagulls

Impression Obsession Beach Fence

Impression Obsession Small Grass

Impression Obsession Sea Birds


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Frantic Stamper April Dads and Grads Dies and Stamps Release


I'm sharing my card created for the Frantic Stamper April Dads and Grads dies release.  For my card I used Large Bob's Old Trick dies and the clouds from the Soaring Airplane dies found in the April 2017 release.

You can find these dies and a lot more at Frantic Stamper online store.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

D2BA April Guest DT - LIve Love Lake


Today I'm sharing another card I created as the Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy.  I used the Live Love Lake stamp set, theTropical D2BA ink cubes, and designer paper from  the Doodles Variety Paper Pack.

The background was created using the acrylic block, ink, water misting, smooshing technique!

Here's another card created using the smooshing technique with the D2BA Flip Flops stamp set and die set:


You can find these stamp sets and more at the D2BA online store.

CWWC Challenge #142 - One For The Girls!


The CWWC Challenge is sponsored by Doodle Digistamps.

Meet Bea and Tea, sweet images from our Sponsor!  I imagine they are sisters having a great time on vacation together.  They are definitely dressed for the beach so I decided they were on vacation!  (the sentiment is from a PTI samp set)

We hope you'll share your "one for the girls" cards/projects with us at the CWWC Challenge #142.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Favorite Color Combination


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme is to use your favorite color combination.  For me, I love using shades of pink and green together!  I used aqua markers to color directly to the stamp, mist it with water and stamp it onto watercolor paper.  I then used apple green aqua marker to create a wash behind the image.

We hope you'll use your favorite color combination and share your creations with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Anything Goes


This week the Friends of Flourishes challenge was brought to us by team member Gloria...anything goes.

For my card, I used the newly released Flourishes, lc Vintage Easter stamp set.  The card base only card was die cut from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles die after I stamped the image.  
The creative fun with the Vintage Easter stamp set is it isn't just for Easter...the images can be used for any kind of card.  My granddaughter likes rabbits, so I'll use the rabbit image to create a birthday card; my grandson likes baby chicks...yep, a baby chick thinking of you card will be on its way to him!  The posibilities are endless!

Friends of Flourishes Design Team

You can find the Vintage Easter stamp set a lot more at the Flourishes, lc online store.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Use Your Stamps!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to get inky and use stamps...not digital stamps!

For my card, I used stamps from the Unity Stamps Company January 2017 KOTM!  I love these kits and don't use them as often as I should!  I stamped the image using Archival Black ink onto 100% cotton watercolor paper and colored using an aquabrush and zig clean color real brush pens.  I die cut the image panel and adhered it to the card base using dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped and die cut using a double fishtail label.

We hope you will share your stamped projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Monday, April 10, 2017

PIP Challenge #1715


PIP Challenge #1715 is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week.

For my card, I used the Giraffe 3 digi stamp.  The cardstock is from my stash, the filmstrip die cut is from Frantic Stamper, Inc.  Embellished using a multi-looped ribbon and two ladybug buttons.

The PIP Challenges are always anything goes and can be found HERE.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy Guest Designer!

I'm excited to share that I am the April Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy!



For my first card this month I used the Butterfly Inspiration stamp set.

To create the background I inked two of the butterfly images using inks from the Dare 2B Artzy Festive and Tropical ink cubes and stamped onto watercolor cardstock.  Using a #9 round watercolor brush and lots of water I pulled the color from the stamped images, then dried the panel using a heat tool.  I stamped the larger butterfly onto the watercolored background using Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink.  Stamped the butterfly again on a scrap piece of watercolor cardstock then smooshed the Festive and Tropical ink cubes onto my craft mat and picked the color up with an aquabrush to color the butterfly, heat set, and then fussy cut it to overlay on the black stamped butterfly image.

Be sure to check out the Dare 2B Artzy online store for lots more beautiful, fun, and whimsical product!  And, the D2BA blog has lots of inspration.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Animals!


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is Animals!

 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is our sponsor this week.

For my card, I used the Kiwi Koala's Watermelon image.  I used a watermelon stamp and die from ODBD to embellish this adorable Koala card.  I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to watercolor the image.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects using the animal theme and enter in The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Purple and Green


This week's Friends of Flourishes Challenge Purple and Green theme is brought to us by design team member Davi.

For my card, I used the Flourishes l.c Thistle stamp set which is part of the Flourishes March/April new stamps release.  I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens; the background panels are green cardstock, and Color Made Easy cardstock from Flourishes.

Be sure to check out the projects created by the Friends of Flourishes Design Team and don't forget to leave a comment while you are there.

Friends of Flourishes Design Team



You can find this stamp set and more at the Flourishes l.c online store.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Flourishes lc March/April Stamp Release


For my card I used Flourishes lc is He Is Risen.

You can find the set at the Flourishes online store found HERE.  Please note, the store and blog links have another hiccup!  Check back later to see if the links are fixed.  :(

I'm sharing my card at
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 276-277 Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Flourishes lc New March/April Stamp Release

Today I'm sharing a card using the new release Flourishes lc Vintage Easter stamp set.

You can find this adorable set at the Flourishes lc online store found HERE.

And, be sure to check out the inspiration from the new release found on the Flourishes lc blog, HERE.

Be sure to check out the projects created by the Friends of Flourishes Design Team and don't forget to leave a comment while you are there.

Friends of Flourishes Design Team


Sunday, April 2, 2017

CWWC Challenge #141 - Animals!



The CWWC Challenge theme is animals!

For my card, I used an image and sentiment from the Stampin Up stamp set From the Herd!

We hope you'll share your animal themed cards / projects with us!  You can find the CWWC Challenge HERE.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Exciting DT news!



I am so very excited to announce that I have been invited to be part of the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog Design Team!  My creations will be posted on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog every third and fourth Tuesday each month.  The Dies R Us online store carries product from all of my favorite die manufacturers!

I'm looking forward to this new creative adventure!

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Use Pastels



It’s my week to host the Friends of Flourishes Challenge.  The challenge theme is Pastels.  Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner.  When I think of spring, soft pastel colors come to mind. Remember when stores used to display colorful, real baby chicks around Easter?  

For my card, I used the Flourishes l.c Vintage Easter stamp set.  The beautiful cardstock is from the Flourishes Color Made Easy New Violet Collection and matching ribbon.  The designer paper is from my stash.

Be sure to check out the projects created by the Friends of Flourishes Design Team and don't forget to leave a comment while you are there.

Friends of Flourishes Design Team



Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Today is the final day to enter the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

For my card, I used a Stampin' Up set called Perfect Blend; I've had this set for quite a while and this is the first time it's been inked.  I'm excited about the background because I really like the way it turned out!  I used some new powders from Lindys Stamp Gang called Magicals.  I used Mad Hatter Mint Green, Tea Pot Purple, and Curiouser Chartreuse from the Mad Hatter collection.  This collection has a mix of flat and shimmer powders.  The background has a beautiful shimmer to it that isn't seen in the photo.  A very FUN and EASY card to create!

I'm entering my card in the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



I really like this stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy called Cup of Cheer and the matching Mug die.  The background paper is also from Dare 2B Artzy Doodles paper pack and this pattern is called Margarita Lime.  I colored the mug using Chameleon Pens.  The "steam" was die cut from vellum cardstock and colored using the clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I added a few sequins from Pink and Main (kind of difficult to see the added sequins as they blend in with the pattern of the paper!)

Entering my card in the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.  Be sure to check out all the awesome sponsors, including Dare 2B Artzy.

I'm entering my card in the Lots of Layers Challenge at Dare 2B Artzy

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



A fun creation for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I used Unity Stamps Kimmie Girl; stamped with Archival Black and colored using Zig Clean Color pens.  Cardstock is 100% Cotton paper for watercolor.

The Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop can be found HERE.