Monday, November 24, 2014

Glittery Argyle Hello


Time is ticking down to Thanksgiving, and I am woefully unprepared.  The holidays always sneak up on me, and maybe it's because I am still in denial that my beautiful summer is gone, and I am freezing to death!  No amount of hot beverages can warm me.  Ah 'bout a card, that always makes me happy!  

I used the Argyle Backdrops stamp set for this, which is still available in the i {heart} papers store, using Versamark, and heat embossing it with Wow Ebony embossing powder.  I then added color with Distress Makers, and blended it with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen.  Such a cool glittery effect!

I used the Simply Said: Hello die cut, and added Glossy Accents to it.  Last, I added a few black pearls.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Gradient Thank You

Hey there crafty friends!

I have a card share today that features stamps from the i {heart} papers store.  This set has been sadly neglected since I got it some months back, but I am doubling my efforts to use those stamp sets that haven't seen ink yet!  Mark my words...

I got out the Argyle Backdrop set from Lawn Fawn, and inked it up the solid section in a gradient, using Soft pink, Bubblegum, Raspberry Jam, and Grape Juice from Hero Arts.  I then over stamped with black ink.

I used a lovely sentiment from the Fabulous Florals set from Avery Elle, and finished it off with a few enamel dots.

Hopefully, I will be back soon.  I have quite a few cards to share in the coming weeks!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

RIC #72


It's another Runway Inspired Challenge coming your way!  This pic is super fun, with lots of possibilities to stretch your creativity.  I used the colors from her dress for my card...

Here's what I did.

I started by stamping this big bloom from Impress, in Bubblegum ink from Hero Arts.  Using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I was able to line it up onto my card base.  I stamped the greeting from this Winnie & Walter set in Gold Delecata ink, and then clear embossed it.

I also used the Big Bang Confetti set to add some dots, and adhered a few gold enamel dots.

Our fabulous sponsor is Ellen Hutson, so play along!  We can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 7, 2014

You Are Awesome!

Hello, hello!

I have to admit, I love this card...I made it for a submission call, it didn't get taken, and then sent it away for the World Card Making day contest.  It didn't get chosen.  Oh well, I thought it deserved to be shown here on my ol' blog.  Doncha think?

So, it's no secret, I looove Altenew stamps, and Sohcahtoa, as well as Label Love have to be two of my favs.  I drew a line on my panel, and stamped my triangles in Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Soft Vanilla, and Mint Julep.  I then stamped a mirror image of the triangles using a gray ink.

I waded up some string, and secured it under my stamped sentiment, adding a few enamel dots to finish it.  So, there you have it.

Thanks for visiting!  Catch you soon.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Season's Greetings

Hey, hey!

This week is getting away from me for sure!  I am stopping by to share an i {heart} papers Christmas card using the fun set by Winnie and Walter, called A Tree for All Seasons.  I also used some of Lawn Fawn's Snow Day 6x6 paper pad.  I love that Kate now carries W&W!!

I started by stamping the large circle onto the center of the card using Soft Brown ink.  I then stamped the birdhouse onto paper, colored it in with Copic Markers, and trimmed it out.  I added the sentiment, as well as the string and little bow.

To finish it, I adhered my patterned paper in wonky strips.  How are your Christmas cards coming along?  Yeah, I am waaaay behind this year, lol!  

Thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

RIC #71

Hey there!

Time flies, because it is time for another Runway Inspired Challenge!  The fashion world recently lost an icon, Oscar de la Renta, in late October, and for this reason, the team has picked their favorites from his recent collection to inspire our card designs.  

I chose this lovely and simple dress, and came up with this card.

I started with a pink card base, and stamped the Hero Arts Plaid background onto it using Bubblegum ink.  I then took a piece of white cardstock, and trimmed it to fit at an angle, stamping and gold heat embossing the flower from the Pretty Peonies set from Wplus9.

I finished it off with a sentiment from Altenew's Magnolias For Her set.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to play along, so many inspiring outfits to chose from and a prize for a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp is up for grabs!  We can't wait to see what you make!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Believe In Yourself


I am popping by to share a card inspired by the newest Virginia's View Challenge #9!  Check it out.

 I love using gold and silver on my projects, more gold than silver I thought I would do the latter for this one.

Taking a white panel, I trimmed my cardstocks into strips and adhered them, die cutting a speech bubble using Paper Smooches He Said, She Said right out of the panel.  I the stamped the sentiment to fit within it, and popped my panel up using foam adhesive.

I added a few Studio Calico star wood veneers, along with their clear stars from a previous kit.

Well, that's it.  Thanks for visiting me today!   Have a great start to your week!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

AEIHeartU Challenge #18

Hello, hello!

Today is a new challenge over at the Avery Elle challenge blog!  We are getting our holiday on, and making those festive cards for the season.  I broke out the Noel set, and created this.

I started with a white card base, and gold heat embossed my greeting onto it.  I then took a piece of aqua cardstock, punched a large circle out of it, and stamped the berry image repeatedly, coloring in the berries with a red Copic marker.  I then popped it up onto the card base with foam, so that my sentiment was centered.

To finish it off, I stamped, gold heat embossed, and trimmed out the dove, adhering it to the panel.

I hope you can play along!  I would love to see what you make!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Cardinal Christmas and a SALE!

Hey, hey!

Are you having a good weekend so far?  I spent a most enjoyable time with some of my crafty gals, yesterday.  Love that!  I have a little card to share, but before I get to that, i {heart} papers is having a sale!  I love sales, seriously, and there is good reason for this one, it's their 6th birthday!  WOOT!  Happy birthday IHP!! 

Kate has a load of fabulous stamps in the store right now, this one included.  Isn't that cardinal the cutest?  Using Joy To the Woods, I stamped the birch tress in a gray ink onto a white panel, which I then heat embossed my greeting in gold powder.  I stamped the cardinal and colored it in with Copic markers, trimmed it out, and popped it up.

I then adhered a bit of gold foil cardstock and layered my panels over it with foam adhesive.  Super easy, and full of glitz!

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to the store to see all of the fun new products!  They won't last long!

Friday, October 24, 2014


Happy Friday!

I have a little card to share using products from the i {heart} papers store. It's taken me awhile to ink this set up, but I finally did.

Using the Pretty Peonies set from Wplus9, I took a white panel, and stamped a large outline flower, and two small ones.  I then added color using the solid image, along with the stems and leaves.  I left the centers white, as I liked the contrast.

I took the Strictly Sentiments 5 set, and stamped Smile in Onyx Black ink, and adhered a bit of black stripped patterned paper to the side.  I then adhered the panel to a Kraft card base with foam, and affixed some black pearls.

I finished off the inside with the outline flower images, as well as a continuation of the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great one!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Take Two Thursday


My friend Katie and I are back today with another installment of Take Two Thursday.  This time we are focusing on the The Underground card kit from Studio Calico.  I ended up making two cards with it, and they are quite different too!

I started by adhering a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 pad included, to a white card base.  I then took a panel of cardstock and die cut a frame out of the middle, and attached it to the card base with foam.

I then stamped the circles with Versamark, and gold heat embossed them, but them out, and layered them onto the open area on the front of the card.  I then took a piece of black cardstock, and trimmed it down after stamping and embossing my sentiment onto it.  Lastly, I adhered some of the gems.

For this card, I chose to use the striped pumpkin image, and inked it up with orange ink, as well as rolling the edges in a darker shade to get some dimension.  I then took a piece of typing paper, punched a medium circle shape from it, and stamped it, making it a smaller version.

I stamped the stem and added some of the orange string included.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment over the pumpkins!

Please stop on over to see what Katie made!  It is always neat to see her designs using the same kits.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RIC #70

Hey all!

Thanks for stopping by!  I have the latest Runway Inspired Challenge for you!  This one is fun, so I hope you give it a try.  Here is what I did.

I started by die cutting the Retro Arrow Die from Paper Smooches, and adhering the large pieces onto a white panel.  I added a black cardstock strip, and then stamped a sentiment from Altenew's Sohcahtoa set, by selectively inking the sentiment.

I popped up the heart, fitting it back into the slot, and added black dots, and a bit of Wink of Stella glitter to the chevrons.  I hope you've enjoyed, and be sure to check out the other ladies creations!  They are amazing!

Our sponsor this week is Ellen Hutson, and you could win a $25 store credit!  Wahoo!

Have a great one!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Be Brave

Happy Saturday!

I have had this sweet image designed by Kristina Werner, sitting around for a week plus since taking the Copic Online Card Class.  Which, btw, is awesome!  I finally got around to putting it on a card.

I colored her with a variety of markers, and trimmed her out very carefully.  I took an old Studio Calico stencil, and added a bit of texture to the card base using embossing paste, before adhering her to the front with foam.

I took a sentiment set from Paper Smooches, and black heat embossed it onto vellum, and then attaching it under her leg.  To finish it off, I die cut a few hearts using the Finished Frames Elle-ments set from Avery Elle, and added glossy accents to them for some shine.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!