Friday, May 22, 2015

masked tulips

Hi everyone! This month has been such a busy one! I've been tied up with trying to settle my Dad's estate (this will take a long time) and normal everyday work that I've not had a lot of time to get creative! Ack! I'll try to do better!

Here's a card I made a while ago that I never got around to posting.

This one will be going out to one of my co-workers who has a birthday coming up!

Stamps are from My Favorite Things and as it says in the title, I did some masking with this. Masking is so easy but not something I do a lot.

Tulips are colored with Copic's. Stitched fishtail banners are also from MFT.

We are heading out to do a bit of camping in the new RV this Memorial Day weekend. Need a bit of a mini-vacation to reset my mind and body! Hope your long weekend is wonderful and thanks for stopping by!



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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Girly thank you

Hello! Here is my take on this week's challenge over at The Paper Players. It's clean and simple girly thanks.

Flower stamps and dies are from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the flowers in Pink Lemonade from Fresh Ink by Impress Rubber Stamps. I used Copic Opaque white in the centers so that they would stand out a bit. The flowers are also popped up using thick foam tape mini squares.

Leaf die is from Memory Box and it's cut apart here and there to tuck under the flowers.

That wonderful pearl border in the back ground is from The Ribbon Girl in the UK. Got that as a part of my winnings from Less is More. Designer paper is from Making Memories that I found in my stash of papers. Rustic white cardstock from PTI used as the card base. Thank you sentiment is from MFT.

OK - Back to laundry. Thanks for popping in!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

A little something

Hi everyone! Sorry to be MIA this week. I've been very busy dealing with work and family issues. Here is a card I put together for my Administrative Assistant for their day of recognition that I never got around to posting last month.

Stamps are from Clearly Besotted and so is the vase die I used to cut it out with. I did color the vase with Copic's in B93, B95 and B97.

White satin ribbon and the banners on the side are colored with RV10. Used the bow easy to get that tiny bow tied right the first time.

Little Inker's rectangle stitched die used to cut the image out. Tiny pink pearls used in the center of the flowers. Click on the picture to get a better look of those cute polka dot flowers.

That's it for today. It's gonna be a busy day tomorrow, but hopefully I'll get around to playing in a few of my normal challenges. Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

One layer water scene

Hi all! Here is my take on this weeks Less is More challenge. It's one layer week and they want to see water!

Stamps are from Gina K Designs called By the sea 2. I've used this set many many times so it well worth the money.

Stamped the pier and pelican in Jet Black archival ink. the water is made using my cheap water color set and Copic opaque white paint. I just used a stylus to get it out of the jar and squiggle it on like it was froth from the sea.

I did the sun using a circle stencil and yellow and canary ink and a finger dauber. I chose not to fill in the sky and keep it CAS with lots of white space.

To get the shadows and on the pier and under the pelican's perch, I just got out my black primsa colored pencil and drew it on.

Adding this to the Addicted to CAS challenge of Birds, too.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, May 8, 2015

from the gang!

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. Also paired it with the SSS let's get sentimental challenge.

Stamps are from Mama Elephant. I stamped the gang in Versafine and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Copic's used to color. I'm looking at this while I'm typing and coming to the conclusion that I need to find a good Copic combo for blonde and red hair. Not liking my choices. Oh well, it is what it is.

Green cardstock is from Bazzill smoothie line and the polka dots are from PTI.  Both the white panel in back and the gang are popped up for dimension using foam tape.

That's it for today! Thanks for popping by! If you have a good combo for red or blonde hair, please leave me a comment.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Enjoy the ride

Hi everyone. Had some time on my hands yesterday and put this together for three different challenges.

Stamps are from the former Angel Company. I stamped the scooter in Versafine and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Copic's used to color. I also added a bit of Wink of Stella in silver for the chrome accents on it. Fussy cut the scooter out and popped it up using foam tape.

Designer paper is new from Papertrey, Ink. I liked that it even though it's "paper" based it worked as a road in this case. 

Less is More challenge is to use opposites on the color wheel.

The Paper Players has a word challenge up and that is Transportation.


The sketch is from Sweet Sunday Sketches seen below.

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





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Friday, May 1, 2015

Congratulation flowers

Good afternoon! Here is my take on the sketch over at CAS(e) this Sketch.

Of course I had to be a bit of a rebel and turn the tag upside down. Flower and vase stamps and dies are from Clearly Besotted. Tag die is from Papertrey, Ink. Yellow tiny pearls used in the center of the flowers are from Kaisercraft.

Sentiment is from Tim Holtz and I cut it out using the smallest fishtail banner from MFT. Once I cut it out, I stuck it back in to the die to cut the other end. 

Added the clear candy drops at the last minute as I thought this was missing something down in the left hand corner.  I also resisted adding a tie, bow or punching out the hole mainly due to liking the little pop of color it provides. But who knows, it might stick out like a sore thumb. What do you think?

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Butterfly thanks

Hey everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. Also adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes!

Butterfly die is from Memory Box. The leaf vine is a new die and I can't remember for the life of me who makes it.

Thanks sentiment is from Wplus9 and stamped using jet black archival ink.

White panel and the butterfly is popped up using foam tape.

Sending this out virtually to all of those who sent condolences on the loss of my father! Thanks!


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Purple thanks

Hello everyone! Had some time on my hands today and decided to play along with the Sunday Stamps sketch.

Stamps are from Simon Says Stamps but from two different sets.

Stamped the flowers using Fresh Ink in lavender, mojito green and black.  I sort of got better lining the outline stamp as I went along! snort. But I kind of like the difference it makes in the overall theme.

Designer paper is from Kaisercraft which I cut out using the fishtail banners from My Favorite Things. The lavender ribbon is from Ellen Hutson. She usually sends out a little snippet of ribbon as a "thank you" when you order from her. I tied the bow using the bow easy.

Here is the sketch below. Thanks for stopping by!








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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Congratulations tag

Hi all! Here is my take on this weeks Less is More challenge. It's recipe week and we're to add a tag to our card. Here's mine.

Sentiment and Flower stamp is from Avery Elle. I stamped it in the color Sugar from Fresh Ink and then highlighted the petals with a RV10 Copic marker.

Round tag die is from Papertrey, Ink. I love that it adds a deep round embossing around the inside when cutting this out. White satin ribbon colored with copic's and then tied on.

The cool corner dies are new from Memory Box. I cut them out of a 4 and 5.25 white cardstock then popped it up onto a white card base with foam tape.

Added the three pink sequins and called it done.
Thanks for stopping by!

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