Thursday, February 4, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #21

Hello my friends!

Thanks for stopping by today! It is a new Share Joy Challenge, and I can't wait to show you my card!

I chose the sketch, and worked it into a shaker! I haven't done one in awhile, so it was time. I started by stamping, and die cutting the Mason Jar set from white card stock. I placed it over my white card stock, and made marks onto a panel, where I would do ink blending. After I masked off the area, I added a rainbow of pinks, and spritzed a bit around the area, before forming the shaker.

I added foam tape all around the jar die cut, poured a lovely TE assortment of sequins, called Sweetheart Mix, into the colored area, and adhered the jar. I layered that panel onto some pink glitter paper, and stripes. I stamped a sentiment from the Much Love set, onto black card stock, using Versamark. I then heat embossed it, and trimmed it out. I also stamped the balloons from Love Is An Adventure, and colored them with Copic Markers. 

Here is a look at the graphic, and if you chose to play along, you can pick the sketch OR the lovely color combination. I hope you play along! 

Have a great day!!

Thinking of You - A Memory Box Post

Hi there!

I have a clean and simple card to share over at the Memory Box Blog, and would love for you to stop by! Here is a little peek!

As always thank you so much for visiting! I do hope you'll join me here at 10 am, as I will be bringing you the newest Share Joy Challenge! See you soon!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hey there!

It is my turn over at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today, and I would love it if you stopped by! Here is the card I am sharing..

Thanks so much for dropping by! I'll see you over there!

Monday, February 1, 2016

AEIHeartU Challenge #33


How was your weekend? Did you get any crafty time in? I hope so! We had such nice weather on Saturday, I had to spend it outside. We also built a chicken coop, and got our sweet birds settled in. Yes, you could call me a crazy chicken lady, lol! I will share a pic soon! 

So, you didn't come here to read about my chicken fun, how about this challenge from Avery Elle?! 

So, how about that card?

I used the fun, Tea Time set, masked, and stamped, as well as colored, three of the cups with Copic Markers. I trimmed them all out, and set them aside, while I worked on the watercolor piece. I took a few different Distress Inks, and created a was onto a piece of Watercolor paper. I then die cut it out using the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments.

I inlaid the piece into the paper that I die cut it out of originally, and adhered it to a white card base. I stamped my sentiment from the set, and adhered my cup stack to the card using foam.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you might have a chance to join us for our last challenge, we would love for you to create something! Have a great day!

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Master's Touch Watercolor Paper Hobby Lobby
Stamps: Tea Time Avery Elle
Ink: Black Licorice MFT; Copic Markers; Distress Inks Ranger
Dies: Wonky Stitches Elle-ments Avery Elle

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #20

Hey there!

I am back today with the latest Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge. I did a bit of watercoloring with this one, and channeled the spring vibes. I just need spring...

I started with a panel of watercolor paper, and applied Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the bottom portion. I wet some of the ink down, and flicked it onto the panel, and let it dry. I then took some water, and did the same, blotting it with a towel to take up the color.

I used the Pocket Full of Sunshine stamp set, and die combo, and cut out the Pocket die with watercolor paper. I then applied Faded Jeans Distress Ink (how appropriate) to the pocket, and allowed it to dry. I stamped my flowers in Onyx Black Versafine, and heat embossed them with clear powder. I then colored them in with Distress ink, and adhered the pocket with foam.

To finish the panel, I stamped the Sending You Love sentiment in Onyx Black and embossed it with clear powder, and adhered the panel to a white card base.

I hope to see your fabulous creations using TE products, linked up in the gallery this week! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me!

Have a great day!

Paper: Neenah Solar White; Master's Touch Watercolor Paper Hobby Lobby
Stamps: Pocketful of Sunshine TE
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Tsukineko; Various Distress Inks Ranger
Die: Pocket Full of Sunshine TE

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections Blog Post

Hey there!

I thought I would share the card that I have up at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog, today! You can pop over there for all of the details on how I made it. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 22, 2016

All You Need Is Love

Happy Friday!

I have a little looooove card up on the Memory Box Blog today! I won't go into details here, but if you want to know how I made it, be sure to stop over to their blog. 

I just adore the little Gnome in this stamp set! Ain't he cute? Heehee.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today! I will catch you later!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #19

Hello there!

Today is a new Share Joy Challenge over at Taylored Expressions! Just like that, I am moving on to Valentine cards. These months just fly by...

Speaking of flying, this cutie little airplane is adorable!! It is from the Love Is An Adventure set, which I used last week, too, its that fun. I started with a piece of watercolor card stock, and white heat embossed the airplane. I then added a lot of water to the background, and dropped in some aqua watercolor paint, using the Kuretake Gansai Tambi set. I also painted in the airplane and hearts. 

Once it was dry, I stamped my sentiment in black , and adhered it to vellum using foam adhesive. I then applied the panel to a red card base. The twine was tied in a little bow, and adhered above the sentiment with strong adhesive.

For this challenge, in case it's not obvious, I chose the Tic-Tac-Toe, the far right, Vertical row. What do you say, give it a try? I hope so! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Master's Touch Water Color Paper Hobby Lobby
Vellum Craft Supply Store
Love Is An Adventure Cling Stamp Set Taylored Expressions
Kuretake Gansi Tambi Watercolor Pigment
White Embossing Powder Hero Arts
Onyx Black Versafine Tsukineko
Twine May Arts

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

MFT Color Challenge #37

Hey there!

I thought I would pop back in here tonight, and share the card I made for the latest color challenge from My Favorite Things. It is a lovely blue/green palette, which I have wanted to try, and I have to admit, I had a hard time with these colors.

When all else fails though, I bring out the florals! I adore them, and they always work with color combos! I also really wanted to use the Mini Modern Blooms set, which I just got, but I don't have the dies, and felt way too lazy to fussy cut them out, lol! Pathetic I know, so I just opted for the larger version.

I started with a striped background stamp, that is now retired, sadly, and white heat embossed it onto a panel. I then sponged on some mint ink along the sides, and popped it up onto a white card base using fun foam.

I stamped out a variety of flowers from the Modern Blooms stamp set, and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to my card front in a bouquet, and added a sentiment strip of vellum underneath, which uses the Thanks So Very Much stamp set. I also added some shimmer to the centers of the flowers using the Wink Of Stella glitter pen!

I hope you've enjoyed! Thanks so much for visiting with me. I will "see" you tomorrow for the next Share Joy Challenge!

Neenah Solar White, Vellum Craft Supply
Modern Blooms Stamp set, coordinating dies
Mint Julep, Cornflower Hero Arts; Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans Ranger; Ocean Drive Wplus9
White Heat Embossing Powder Hero Arts

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hey, hey!

I hope you are having a great week! I am stopping by to let you know I have a post up over at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog, today! I thought I would share the card in its entirety here, but for more details on how I made it, stop over there, and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thank you Kindly

Hey friends!

How's it going? Great, I hope! I haven't been able to craft for myself,, I was super happy when I was able to make this card! I always love playing along with the MFT Card Challenges, and this sketch stretched my creativity.

I ended up combining three different stamp sets, and quite frankly, I looove it! I feel like I have trouble making subdued, more muted cards, so, although this isn't totally pastel and soft, it is as close as I can get, lol!

I started by stamping, and coloring the hill image from the new Ewe Are the Best stamp set, onto a white panel, using Distress Inks, and a bit of masking. I also stamped a sentiment from Delicate Pretty Poppies right below. I trimmed it down, and adhered two strips of Khaki patterned papers from the Neutral Dots & Stripes collection before popping the panel up on a white card base, using foam.

I then die cut the bird, tree, and clouds using the London Mouse stamp set, and matching dies. I colored them, and adhered them to my card front with foam. Although it is hard to see in the picture, but I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the clouds, bird, and tree, for a bit of shimmer!

Thank you for stopping in to see! I hope you have a great day.

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pad MFT
Stamps: London Mouse, Ewe Are the Best, Delicate Pretty Poppies MFT
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid MFT, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint Distress Ink Ranger, Copic Markers

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #18


The latest Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge is up! I just loved the inspiration picture, with the gradient colors, the banner, and the wood. 

For my card, I ended up just incorporating the gradient colors, and it was fun!

I used the adorable Love Is An Adventure, along with Distress Inking, and watercoloring. I started with the heart balloon image, black heat embossing it onto watercolor paper. I then watercolored the balloon, and the bucket, using the Kuretake Gansi Tambi pigments.

After I die cut it, I allowed it to dry. I then heat embossed my sentiment in white powder onto a piece of black card stock. I then began working on my ink blending. I started from dark to light using a round sponge applicator. I then adhered the black sentiment strip with foam, along with a strip of gold glitter paper. I attached the heart balloon with foam, as well, and rounded the bottom corners.

What do you say? Give it a go? I hope you do, and I can't wait to see! Thanks so much for stopping by!