Thursday, October 8, 2015

Holiday cheer

Hi everyone! I just got these dies and stamps in the mail from Paper Smooches and had to play with them using the challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. The want a clean and simple Christmas card and this fits the bill.

I used some Stick it! adhesive on the back of silver foil cardstock when cutting these out. Sponged on the ink colors using a finger dauber and then stamped the sentiment, which is also from Paper Smooches.

I initially used a piece of post it note tape to mask the bulb, but it left a line that I wasn't liking. Went back and added more ink and the now I'm not too happy with the green and red bulbs. Isn't it funny how picky we can be with our own work?

OK, at this point it is what it is. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Eeek! Little dracula

Hello! The Paper Players is having a theme challenge and this time around it's Halloween. Here is what I did with it.

This is a digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl that I've had for a bit. I just love this little guy and he is so fun to color.

Below you will find the Copic markers I used to color him. I have a mixture of Ciao and sketch markers. The blue is 93,95, and 97. The red is lipstick red. I used Gina K's 80# cardstock this time around instead of the X-press it blending paper.

Designer paper is from DCWV. I used the blue print die set #21 to cut it out and add the pin dots. I found the torn piece of red cardstock sitting next to my cutter and used that behind the main image. Fishtail banner used to cut the green which matched his shirt. The Eeek! stamp is an old one from the former Angel Company.

I also dug out my deckled nesties for this one.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Silhouette sympathy card

Hi everyone! I combined a few challenges today with this sympathy card. It's another sympathy card for the Just Us Girls word challenge.

Flower silhouette and sentiment are from My Favorite Things. The Dragonfly is from Impression Obsession that I've surgically altered.

I used jewel toned water colors to create the back ground based upon the Less Is More color challengeThe Friday Mashup! also wanted some color in the back ground to go with a silhouette. Done on both accounts.

I added three black rhinestones below the sentiment to add a bit of interest and dimension. The panel is cut out with the largest stitched rectangle die from MFT. I ended up layering it in black so that it would stand out a bit more on the white card base. It's also popped up with foam tape.

That's it for today. Off to finish the Cinderella chores. Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

With Sympathy

Hello again! Here is my take on the word challenge of sympathy going on over at Just Us Girls.

Poppy stamp is from My Favorite Things. I stamped them with archival ink and then water colored them using gelato's. Water color paper is from Tim Holtz.

The sympathy sentiment is also from another stamp set from My Favorite Things. Rectangle stitch die used to cut out the main image and the sentiment panel, which is also from MFT.

The sentiment panel is popped up using small square foam tape. I wanted to give it a bit of dimension since I pretty much kept this clean and simple.

That's it for now. See you again soon!

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Hello! I've been making cards for the plethora of World Card Making Day challenges that is happening all over blogsville today.  Here is one for CAS(e) this sketch and winnie & walter.

Celebrate sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink and stamped in versamark then heat embossed using gold embossing powder.

The confetti stamp is from savvy stamps. I also stamped it in versamark and heat embossed with gold.

Added it onto a layer of gold metallic cardstock then attached it to a black card base.
I like this sketch as it allows for so many CAS possibilities. Winnie & Walter's challenge was to use gold/metallic.

More to come in a later post. Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, October 2, 2015

Get well wishes

Hello! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch!

I just got the new fall leaves dies from My Favorite Things in the mail and had to play with them. I used distress inks to create the fall colors.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. I did use different sizes of thickness in the foam tape to pop up these leaves with. I really like the embossing of the veins in the leaves that these dies provide. Gives it a more realistic look.

Distress inks used:
Vintage photo, scattered straw, spiced marmalade and festive berries.

Kept this very clean and simple which I think would work really well for a masculine card.

Ok, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by. 

Also entering this into:
WIW September Anything Goes Challenge
Fusion card challenge - falling leaves
Simon Says Stamps - Anything goes challenge

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall birthday card

Hi everyone! Here is a card I put together following the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players. This also works for the Friday Mashup! and Sugarpea Designs falling for you challenge. Whew!

Pumpkin/crow stamp is from Plum Purdy and colored with Copic's. I did heat set this with clear embossing powder prior to coloring.

Black and white gingham designer paper is from A*Muse Studio. I also paired it with the stitched scalloped border die from Pretty Pink Posh.

I made the frame using larger sizes of rectangle nesties so that it would just a bit different. I started with a white one and switched to black as it stood out more and framed the main image well.

Button from American Crafts and paired it with some waxed twine tied into a triple bow. All cardstock is from PTI.

 That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Shiny hello

Hello. Here is my take on the recipe week over at Less is More. They want something shiny and over at Simon Says Stamps, they don't want us to use designer paper. OK, here is what I did with these two challenge.

I used one of the smaller flower stamps from Wplus9 (spring blooms) and stamped it in canary ink from Colorbox. I went back and stamped the centers then cover it all with clear embossing powder and heat set it. Gives it a really nice shine.

The "hello" die is from Savvy Stamps and I cut it out of shiny gold paper. Used the new Stick it! adhesive on the back to get it to stick to the paper.

Added that to a black card base and called it good.
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, September 26, 2015


Hello. I just returned from a business meeting in San Diego and I'm glad to be home. I ended up missing 3/4 of a day because of something I ate. It's not fun being nauseous in a business meeting, that's for sure! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch, which I also paired with the photo challenge over at Just Us Girls.

No stamping on this one! Gasp! Just lots of die cuts.

My Favorite Things for the flowers and fishtail banner. Papertrey, Ink on the leaf, which I cut apart. The word "thanks" is cut out three times and glued together to give it a bit of depth.

Designer paper is from the Reflections line from M's. Flower centers are from Queen&Co.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Ho Ho Ho

Happy Monday! Here is what I did with the sketch from this weeks Sunday Stamps challenge.

This is a digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl and colored with Copic's. I used X-press it blending cardstock to print this cute little Santa up. I just love his "wink" and how flirty he is. I cute him out using the stitched die from Lil' Inkers Designs.

Red polka dot paper is from Bazzill Basics. White enamel dots are from Queen & Co. and the Ho Ho Ho sentiment is from Plum Purdy. 

Well, that is it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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