Sunday, March 30, 2014

LIM - round and round

Hi everyone! I gave the round and round challenge over at Less is More a whirl and this is what I came up with.

I was actually inspired by the quilt that I found on Pinterest seen below. I didn't CASE it 100% but it gave me some ideas on where to start.

Using circle nesties I cut out different sized circles using shades of purple cardstock from Bazzill. To adhere them onto the card base I used K&Company wacky tack.

Flowers are cut from a die from PTI, I also used a Holly die from Sizzix to make the centers of the flowers white. Then I added yellow candy dots from Reflections to it to finish it off. I used a shade purple at first but didn't like the contrast so went with the yellow.

The Hello is from Simon Says Stamp and it was part of a larger saying. I decided to part ways with the other words with a pair of sharp scissors.

Well, that's it for now. Off to clean house and do laundry but hope to get creative in between.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

FMS129 - Thinking of you

Hello! I wanted to share my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch #129.

The green dot designer paper is from Lasting Impressions. To get the yellow dots on the white panel I used a backgrounder stamp from Stamp Camp and light yellow ink from Studio G. Then I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps.

The flower is created using one of the tag dies from SSS, which I cut out of light yellow cardstock. The four petals are popped up using foam tape. White twine is woven through the holes and then tied into a bow.

I kept this very clean and simple with a touch of bright spring colors due to the ugly gray clouds outside my window right now! Ugh!

I sure hope mother nature decides to give us a few more sun breaks this weekend so that they can do a better job of search and rescue in Oso. As you have probably seen all over the news, they are still digging out from that huge landslide in Snohomish County WA. My thoughts are prayers go out to everyone involved in that mishap.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Fusion #7, CFC130

Hello everyone! Here's my take on three challenges today.

Sketch is from the Fusion #7 challenge.

Designer paper is from the Pintery 6 x 6 paper pad from Hobby Lobby. I stamped the dress form from TAC directly onto the dp and then later came back and added a bit of shading with a Copic marker, being very careful not smudge the black ink.

I used two shades of Retro cardstock from Paper Pizazz to layer the black designer paper, the oval and to make the buttons. I used the plain button die from Papertrey, Ink. I added some DMC black floss to tie little bows onto them. This took me as long to do as it did the whole darn card!

CAS-UAL Fridays challenge is to use an oval and this sketch just happen to have one!
I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday anything goes with buttons challenge.

Okay, Mr. Postman just delivered some new stamps so I'm going to go play some more! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge - Red Baron

Hi everyone! Here's my take on this month's Papertrey, Ink blog hop.

It's high gloss or in my case heat embossing to get that shine!

I got out the Fly Away stamp set and inked up the plane with wild cherry colorbox ink from My Favorite Things. Added some clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I stamped the sentiment and banner then colored in the outline using a red memento marker.

So, in order to get the shine on the clouds I first die cut a few out using the cloud dies from PTI. Using a Versamark ink pad I covered the entire die cut with ink and then using UTEE heat embossed them - three times!  I popped them up on the card base with foam tape to give them some dimension.

To create the sky, I used my Picasso stencil, summer sky ink from Memento and a sponge dauber. I used one of the long rectangle nesties to cut and emboss and Bazzill smoothies cardstock in navy and pure poppy cardstock used to layer the scene.

This was such a fun card to create - thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, March 21, 2014

FMS #128 - Happy Birthday

Happy Friday everyone and happy spring too! SO glad spring is finally here.  Here is my take on this weeks sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

I used one of the new spring stamp sets that was just released from Simon Says Stamp. It's called handwritten borders.

Designer paper is from Authentiques Renew 6 x 6 paper pack. 

Copic Coral Sea BG23 is a pretty darn close match to the designer paper and used to color the white satin ribbon. Candy dots are from M's reflection line.

Yes, the picture was a bit crooked and I tried to fix it in PSE but this was the best I could do.  Must get a tiny tripod to attach to my camera to take straighter pictures. UGH!

Off to see what else I can create - have a wonderful weekend!
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LIM week 163 - Wishing you the best

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks challenge over at Less Is More. It's theme week and the challenge is masking/stenciling. Well, I did both on this card.

I cut out the flowers and leaf out of some acetate to act as my stencil. I also used the flower shape as a mask so that I could sponge in the leaves.

Sentiment and dragonfly stamp is from the set Wishing you from PTI. I added some blue glitter from Denami onto the wings of the dragonfly so that it looked sorta translucent.

After sponging on the pink lemonade ink I decided that the flowers needed a center. I stamped off the black ink once onto a piece of scratch paper so that it wouldn't be so dark. The flower stamp is again from PTI.

This ended up being a one layer card, by the way. thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patricks Day

Hi everyone! Quick post to say Happy St. Pat's and show off a Saturated Canary digi.

She's colored with Copic's.

I also took the same green marker and colored a piece of white satin ribbon to make the ribbon accents on the side. Grass Green pearls from Queen & Co add a little more bling.

Designer paper is from my scrap pile and I think it's from Paper Pizazz.

Have a great day and I'm off to drink some green beer.
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Hello! Wow - two posts in one day. Here is a card I created for three challenges!

Starting off with Just us Girls color challenge, CAS(e) this sketch and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Mother's Day/Special Girl.

Mother's day sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. The color paper is printed from the Fancy Pants Park bench digi papers that I just got from Jessica Sprague.

Flowers are cut from a die from Casual Fridays and the leaves are punched from Bazzill light green cardstock using the MS punch. Queen & Co. pearls used in the centers of each flower. I have to say that I like Kaisecraft pearls much better than Queen & Co. The self adhesive doesn't stick to the pearls very well!

My Fishtail dies from MFT got a work out this week with everyone using them in their sketches!

Ok, I think I'm done creating for this weekend, now it's time to clean up the mess I left behind. Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday Mashup - Thanks

Hey there! I got a chance to get a little creative with this weeks Friday Mashup challenge. This weeks FM151 they are looking for a pot of gold.

Here's the Mashup Challenge:

  1. Create a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Create a project with "Rainbows or Rainbow Colors".
  3. Or Mash it up and create a project with the "Sketch and Rainbows or Rainbow Colors".
 Here is what I did with it!
The polka dots are created using the Thinking of You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. The polka dots are just one strip so it allowed me to stamp a line of them in the different colors.

The "thanks" is a stamp from the Stamps of Live. I colored white pearl sequins with R89 and glued them down.

White and pure poppy cardstock is from PTI. Fishtail die is from MFT.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping in!

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Friday, March 14, 2014

FMS#127 - Sending hugs

Hi everyone! Had a few minutes to toss this CAS card together for this weeks Freshly Made Sketch #127. 

I ended up making this card a 5 x 5 square because I made the layers too big to fit on a normal A2 card. LOL!

Designer paper is from Fancy Pants Parkbench digi papers. Sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamps. I stamped it in Versafine and the heat embossed it using clear powder.

Flower die is from Casual Fridays. I added a black pearl for the center from Kaisercraft. I actually cut out three flowers but ended up only adding the one to keep it simple.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Hi everyone! I'm not posting about a card today but something that I altered for my office wall.

I got this "believe" word from Hobby Lobby and it's made out of layers and layers of chipboard. It cost me a whopping $5.99. I've looked at several of the word phrases several times and decided at last to try and alter it. Here's how it came out!

I used Mod Podge and covered it with a pretty thick coat, then set the 6 x 6 designer papers over the top of it. I did use a clean brayer to smooth out things out and make sure that everything stuck down.
Once dry, I used a craft knife to cut around the letters and then sanded down the rough edges using my Basic Grey file set.  Black soot distress ink was applied with a dauber around all letters, nooks and crannies. I used another coat of the matte finish Mod Podge over the top to seal it.

Then I got to embellishing - I added a bit of stenciling with the hexagon, then added some self adhesive black pearls. The lower left line is hiding a seam in the paper that I couldn't get sanded out evenly.  Butterfly is cut out of black cardstock using a Memory Box die.

The dragonfly is metal and I painted it with black soot distress paint and added some amber rhinestones. I had to get the hot glue gun out to get him to stick!

Flowers were purchased at Hobby Lobby but the button is done using some of the designer paper, glossy accents and a clear button. Designer paper is from the Printery Collection that I also got at Hobby Lobby.

Kind of a fun project that fits well on my office wall. Hardest part was cutting the designer paper away and then sanding. Those nooks and crannies were a challenge too! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping in!
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