Monday, July 10, 2017

Magical Dragons - "Birthday" Card

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made using the adorable Magical Dragons Stamp Set from My Favorite Things, and my new Distress Oxide Inks...yep I got them...got them all!  I made this card for the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch challenge - sketch 340.  



Here is my card...

I created the background using distress oxide inks which I sprayed with water.  T water was fused with some silver perfect pearls, so it's sparkling!  I colored the dragons with my kuretake zig markers, and went over the green with a green spica glitter pen.

I die cut clouds using "stitched cloud" dies from MFT,  adhered them to silver paper, and then cut out the clouds/paper layers using a circle die.  I trimmed off the bottom of the circle to finish it off.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from MFT's "Up in the Air" stamp set.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
My Favorite Thinks - Wednesday Sketch Challenge 340


Peony Bouquet - "Congrats" Card

Hi Everyone!

Spring/Summer means a lot of engagements, bridal showers, and weddings!  I've been making some "congrats" cards just for that.   Here is a recent one...


I created the flowers using the layering Peony Bouquet stamp set from Altenew...gorgeous set!  There were 4 layers to the peony, but I used 3 layers for mine.  I used the "congrats" stamp from Honey Bee Stamps, and topped it off with some gems.  I layered it on top of some pink glitter paper, and then adhered it to the card.  I realized afterwards,  that I didn't stamp leaves lol....next time!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Circus Themed Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made using Lawn Fawn's "Wild for You" stamp set.  These animals are SO STINKIN' CUTE!  

Here is my card...



I created the background using distress inks and striped stencil from Heidi Swapp's mixed media stencil set.  I stamped the images onto neenah white cardstock and colored them in using copic markers.  The stamped images and sentiment ("Scripty Sayings") are from Lawn Fawn.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

20 Years of Harry Potter

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made that was inspired by 20 years of Harry Potter!  I can't believe it's been that long since Harry and his friends were introduced to us.  

The Sweet Stamp Shop has the cutest stamp sets and I fell in love with this one when it first came out. 

Here is my card...



I created the purple and black background on the right flap, by stamping/embossing a star stamp and then using the smooshing technique using distress inks.   I also used yellow patterned paper on the left flap. The cute stamped images and sentiment is from the Sweet Stamp Shop, and were colored in using my zig color brush markers.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog - User Patterned Paper (6/28)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy National Pink Day!

Hi Everyone!

Happy National Pink Day!  As most of you know, it's my favorite color.  Love it and all of the different shades it comes in.  Had to share this card with you today, as it's fitting.




I used a digi stamp from Stamp-N-Doodle (Lynne Crosskill's) 'Summer Pippa'Stamp. I printed this one out atl east 4 years ago, and found it while I was organizing.

I used copics to color her in, and used some colored cardstock and patterned paper for the layering.  

"PINK is my signature color."

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie - Cookie Challenge #71 
Inspired by all the sun fun cards!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"National Selfie Day"

Hi Everyone!

So happy to be back.  I haven't been actively posting as I've been taking time to organize my crafts.  I unfortunately don't get to spend a lot of time at the craft table, so my time is divided between organizing and crafting.  

Getting organized and pre-planning a bit has helped me out a lot!   I plan out my project before I get to the table.  Once there, it's all about pulling out the right items instead of having to search for them through piles, which I did for a long time.   

I've been organizing my stamps, stencils, and embossing folders, swatches for my copics, zigs, and inks, and trying to find systems that work for my other craft stuff.  Not completely organized, but getting there.  

I created this card last week and was able to post to Instagram yesterday for "National Selfie Day."  I'm waiting for a couple of items to arrive for a small giveaway.  Will post to my Instagram soon, so do stop by!   

Here is my card...



I created the background using distress inks and a stencil from MFT.  The stamped image is from Love Cynthia, and was colored in using copics.  The "love" sentiment die is from MFT.  I topped off the card with Nuvo drops. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:



Friday, April 7, 2017

Princess Jasmine Card

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card I made using the cute Jasmine stamp from the Sweet Stamp Shop.  I'm really loving this layout and will have to make a few more cards with similar layouts.  

Here is my card...


I created the background using distress inks and a stencil from Heidi Swapp...love this one in particular.  I went over the design with perfect pearls to give it some sparkle.  I used Lawn Fawn Hillside Dies to cut out the front bottom flap of the card.  The stamp is from the Sweet Stamp Shop, and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday



Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Coffee & Friends" Card

Hi Everyone!

Here is my second post and card for today.  Gift cards from Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks are great "thank you" gifts, so I wanted to make a few "coffee" themed cards using the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for February...love this kit! 

Here is my card...



I used the sketch from Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge #489.  


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Layer it Up


"For You" Card

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I have two cards to share today. 
Here is my first card that I made using the sketch over Paper Craft Crew Challenges.

Here is my card...




I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


Thursday, March 23, 2017

"Hello You"

Hi Everyone!

It's my first day back to work, so this is a scheduled post!  I think I'll be scheduling more often, as I'm back to work after maternity leave.   I feel so blessed to have been able to be home with my babies for the last few months.   It's also nice to be able to get back to work and have more adult conversations.  The next week is going to be a long one, but I look forward to getting busy so that the days go by quickly...wish me luck!

I made another card using a "happy girl." 

Here is my card...

I again used both the sketch and color palette from the Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #60.  


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Layer It Up (3/28)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use more than one Die or Punch