Friday, April 29, 2016

Virginia's View Impromptu Link-up Party!

Hello, and yeah for Friday!

I actually had some time to craft last night, seriously, it's been forever! Virginia offered up a fun, impromptu challenge earlier this month, to create a friendship card, and I needed to make a card for a friend going through some hard times.


I started with a white card base, and sponged on some blue ink. I then started stamping the flowers, and leaves from Altenew's Peony Bouquet, and die cut them out.


I clustered my images into a an arrangement I liked, and adhered them down with tape runner, and foam.


It was then that I realized I hadn't done my sentiment, and that it couldn't be black, that wouldn't match with all the gold going on! So, I took a big chance and gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Beautiful Day set. Luckily, it didn't warp that bad, but phew! It pays to think ahead! lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Share Joy Joy #33

Hey there!

I am back today, with a new Share Joy Challenge! This week, I went with the color combination, and used my favorite floral dies from Taylored Expressions


I started by die cutting the Basketweave Cutting Plate using Sugar Cube card stock, and adhering it to a card base made from Poppy Seed card stock. Using the coordinating paper colors, I die cut some of the Scribble Flowers die set.


I stamped my sentiment onto vellum using the Simply Stamped: Tulips set, in Versamark ink, and heat seat it with white embossing powder. I finished it off with different sizes of sequins.

I hope you can play along with us! Here is a look at the graphic, info below!


Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hey all!

I am over at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog for my last post as a designer for her. I have had a great time promoting her fabulous store, and will miss it! Thank you, Vanessa, for having me!

For my last card, I used a couple of Winnie & Walter sets, as well as my Copic Markers, to make a Mother's Day card. I hope you will stop by the store blog for all of the details.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Friday, April 22, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hello, and happy Friday! 

I hope you will join me over at the Memory Box blog, where I share this little card. I go into more details about how I made it, over there. 


I am so appreciative that you stopped by, and hope you have a fabulous, crafty day!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #32

Hey there, and happy Thursday!

I have the latest Share Joy Challenge to share with you today, and it's a fun one! Wait, they're all fun! I chose the sketch this week. Check it out:


I just adore the Sit & Chat set, and used it on my watercolor panel to create a funky background. I started by stamping the various images in a random pattern onto a piece of water color paper, and colored them in loosely with the  Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  


Once the panel was dry, I cut it in half, trimmed a little off, and adhered it with foam tape to a light gray card base. 


To finish it, I added a white heat embossed sentiment on black card stock, along with a piece of striped paper, and a big twine bow.

Below is the challenge, and you can choose to do the sketch, or the other side, or both! I do hope you'll join us this week! It is so much fun!


Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hello!

I am up on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today, with this card. I used a fabulous floral stamp set from Jane's Doodles, called Anemone. You know I love flowers, and Copics...so here you go! 


I hope you'll join me over there, and check out the fabulous selection of stamps, and other paper crafting goodness that Vanessa carries in her store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Friday, April 15, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hello!

I thought I would share the card I made for the Memory Box blog for today! The Spring line up of products has a fabulous amount of floral dies, which I looooove.


Thanks so much for stopping in to see me. Have a great day!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #31

Well hello there!

Thursday, again? It sure is, and I am bringing you this week's Share Joy Challenge! I went all pink and green for this one, using my latest fav from Taylored Expressions, Sit & Chat. Seriously, so adorable.


I chose to use the sketch, and replaced the tag with the sofa and lamp, paper piecing those with a combination of card stock, and patterned paper, and their matching dies. I then took the fabulous Basketweave Cutting Plate, and ran it through a piece of water color paper that I did a couple of washes on.


I laid the negative portion of the background die onto a light gray card base, and reinserted the strips. I tied twine around, along with a sentiment white heat embossed onto vellum. I then added my images with foam adhesive. 

So, play along with us! We would love to have you, and you can chose between the sketch, and Tic-Tac-Toe!


Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great one!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hey there!

I am stopping by to share this card, that I have up on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today! I shared a picture of this panel some time ago on my Instagram and this is the card it was made into. 


I hope you'll stop on over there to read about how I created it! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, April 8, 2016

A Memory Box Blog Post

Hello, my crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by today! It. Is. Friday! WAHOO! This week, Memory Box is having their Blog Blitz, showing projects using their newest release. I wanted to give you a little looksie at what I created using a few new dies. 


I hope you'll stop over to the blog, and get the details of what I used, and how I created it. Thank you so much for joining me here! Have a great day.



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #30

Hello!

I am so glad that it is Thursday! Not only is the weekend well on its way, but the start of April's Share Joy Challenges are under way! Yeah! You know I am all about florals, so this weeks I couldn't resist using them on my card.


I started by using the sketch, but it morphed into the inspiration picture...so, I guess it's both? Whatever. I used the adorable Bloom Where You're Planted die set, and created a floral cluster in the coordinating colors onto a white card base, that I had masked and sponged with light blue ink.


I die cut the various flowers from Cupcake, Lollipop, Candy Corn, Potato Chip, Granny Smith, and Salt Water Taffy Card stocks. I sponged on a bit of ink in a coordinating color to the edges of each die cut, and adhered them with foam, and dry adhesives.


I stamped my sentiment, and added a few sequins, and seed beads. I realized I had stamped it in black when I feel it would have been better to do it in brown. Ever do that? Ah, well. It's still fun, and full of floral goodness! 

I hope you'll join us! The graphic and rules are below! See you at the challenge blog!



Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hello, hello!

I just wanted to let you know I was posting over at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today. Stop over to check out the details of my card!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your day is awesome!

A Memory Box Post

Hello friends!

I have a couple of cards to share today, that are on other blogs. This one is up on the Memory Box blog today, showcasing the Spring 2016 release! There are some seriously fabulous dies out! I hope you can score a few!


As always, thank you for stopping in! I will see you in a couple of hours to share my Butterfly Reflections, Ink card!


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #29

Hello friends!

This week is flying by for me! How about you? I had such grand plans to blog more this week, and sadly, it didn't happen. Its either a feast, or a famine! Today, I am bringing you the latest Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge. I used the lovely color palette for my card, along with a simple daisy stamp, and die cut frame. Check it out.


I started with TE card stock in Blue Corn, Sprinkles, Potato Chip, and Peapod, cutting strips in varying thicknesses, and adhered them to a white card base. I stamped the small daisy outline image (from Oops A Daisy) in Versamark, and white heat embossed it onto the colored strips, making sure to keep my heat tool moving, so I didn't warp it.


I then die cut the large frame from the Frame In Frame die set using white card stock, and popped it up onto the card front. To finish it, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same stamp set, in black ink.

Here is a look at the sketch, and the color palette. I hope you find one or both inspiring, and give the challenge a try! I have included what you need to know about the challenge, so you can play along! I can't wait to see what you make. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #28

Hi everyone! 

I totally goofed today, and forgot to bring you this weeks Share Joy Challenge! Well, here it is, and be sure to stop over at the Share Joy Challenge blog to see what my teammates did! 


I used the lovely Simply Stamped: Roses set for my card today. I stamped and masked some of the images onto a white panel, along with the leaves, and blended in a bit of Scattered Straw in the corner.


I stamped my sentiment over top, and highlighted a few spots with a white gel pen to help it stand out. I then adhered the panel to a black card base. 

Here is a look at the sketch! I guess you could say that I did both the sketch, and the clean and simple. Now it's your turn!




Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below by noon PST on February 17, 2015. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hey there, friends!

I wanted to stop by and direct you over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog, because I am sharing this bold Happy birthday card! You can stop over there for all of the details! 


Thanks so much for visiting me today!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Click HERE or scroll down for my Memory Box post!

Hello sweet friends!

I hope you are having a great week, yeah for Friday! Today, I am joining the many others hopping for this years Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I heart coffee..don't we all?


I used some subdued colors for my card today, mint, and Kraft, with a bit of black for contrast. I started by stamping the adorable to go cup from Neat & Tangled's Perfect Blend stamp set onto a white panel, making sure to go off the side, and work in odd pairings. I then adhered a piece of mint striped patterned paper to a white card base, and placed the panel onto it with foam.


I then stamped the cup again onto Kraft card stock, trimmed it out, and adhered it to my center cup, highlighting the cup with a T1 Copic marker to give it some shading. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black card stock, trimmed it out, and popped it up onto the card. I finished it with a few droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.


I hope you were inspired today! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great hop!


Supplies:
Paper- Neenah Solar White; Black Licorice MFT
Patterned Paper- Thick & Thin MFT
Stamps- Perfect Blend Neat & Tangled
Ink- Black Lawn Fawn; Versamark Tsukineko
Embellishments- 4mm and 6mm Droplets Pretty Pink Posh
 
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