Monday, April 28, 2014

PP193 - Congratulations

Hi all! Here is another sketch that caught my eye over the weekend from The Paperplayers #193.

The poppy stamp is from Gina K Designs. I stamped it in Versamark and then heat embossed it using white detail embossing powder. Then I took a white pigment stamp pad and a water brush and painted on a layer of white. After it dried I came back and colored over it with Prismacolor pencils. I also ended up using a paper stump to blend the colors together a bit. You can see the details in the smaller photo.

Tag die is from PTI and so is the congratulations sentiment. I took the picket fence distress marker and drew around the sentiment banner so that it would stand out a bit more.

Green dot designer paper is from Memory Box and the yellow cardstock is from Hot Off The Press.

Yellow gingham ribbon tied onto the tag is from my ribbon stash. I left off the bling in the top right corner on purpose to keep this a bit more CAS.

 Here is the sketch! Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

LIM Sketch #12 - Winter wishes

Hi everyone. Here is my take on the sketch over at Simply Less is More.

The funny thing about this sketch is that it's a wonderful clean and simple sketch that had me pretty stumped yesterday.

I finally had that ah ha moment when I was looking at my image stash area. That's the area where I keep images that I've colored or stamped just waiting to be made into a card. I had this mitten pair colored out in red and cut into a circle tapped onto the drawer and when my eyes finally settled on it, the creative juices started flowing.
The mitten stamp is from Verve. It is stamped in Versafine, heat embossed with clear embossing powder then colored with B34 and B37 Copic markers. I fussy cut them apart and popped them up using foam tape.

The snowflakes and sentiment are from Papertrey, Ink. I stamped the snowflakes in white pigment ink and then heat embossed them using white EP. Next, I sponged on some blue ink and then wiped off the excess on the snowflakes with a paper towel. Dark navy cardstock used to layer the circle.

White scrappers floss used to tie the mittens back together. 

Also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - keep it clean and simple.

Thanks for stopping by! Off to clean house and do laundry. Yuk, I'd rather be stamping!

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

FMS#133 - Thanks for making my day

Hi everyone! What a busy week! Had to fly to San Diego for three days of meetings and that put a crimp in my creative time! Thank goodness for weekends! Here is my take on this weeks FMS #133.

Sentiment stamp is from My Favorite Things.

Designer paper is from Authentique and I used the newest blueprints 14 dies from MFT to cut out the flower, button and leaves.

Yellow bakers twine used to tie the bow and the card base is vintage cream. I did pop up the square panel with foam tape to give this a bit of dimension. 

That's it for now, off to see what else I can create. Thanks for stopping in!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just because

Hello! I'm sharing a card I'll be sending to my Administrative assistant as a big thanks for all she does for us.

This turned out to be a clean and simple card using the Phlox dies from Memory Box.

I cut out the petals using lavender and purple cardstock from Bazzill. I highlighted the center of each with a bit of white pigment ink before putting it all together. I cut the leaves out using green cardstock from my scrap pile.

To put this all together I just used a Zig glue pen rather than monomulti glue. I just felt it was a little easier to really adhere the glue right where I wanted to with the pen. I just hope it stays!

Sentiment is an old one from the former Angel Company.

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

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

LIM168 - Party Chick!

Hi everyone! It's theme week over at Less is More and this time it's something that "makes you smile."

This little party chick just makes me do that every time I see her. I think its the way she's standing and the look on her face and paired with the sentiment, it just works!

I stamped this Studio G $1 gem with Versafine ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Colored with Copic's and I also used a Sharpie white paint pen to add the accent to the balloon.

The border's are created using the notebook border die from MFT. I just used the negative cut out instead. Polka dot paper is from PTI.

ETA: Forgot about entering this into SSS Wednesday challenge - Animal antics.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday Mashup #156 - Ombre

Hi everyone! I saw the ombre and sketch challenge over at The Friday Mashup and decided to give it a try.  Here is the sketch.

Pretty easy clean and simple sketch and doing something in ombre seemed to work within the sketch.

I already had this image from Gorjuss Urban stamps sitting in my pile waiting to be colored. I used the following Copic markers to color her.

Skin - E00, E51, E53 and E93
Dress and Ombre background - B34, B37
Hair - YR21,YR23, E37

The picture frame die is from Papertrey, Ink. and so is the Happy Birthday sentiment.

I got out my air compressor to air brush on the blues. I really like how it came out.

Added the blue rose that I picked up in the $1 bin at Michael's and tied a length of navy bakers twine to finish off the sketch.

The Gorjuss stamps are just wonderfully packaged and so much fun to color. I found them through a card that was posted on Pinterest.  I linked up this set above.

Thanks for stopping in!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

FMS132 - Fly away with me

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. I also combined this with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge and this week it's Animal Antics.

Butterfly is a die from Memory Box and it's cut out using black and aqua mist cardstock. I ended up using a tiny strip of foam tape to pop it up on the card so it looks like it's in flight.

Sentiment is from PTI and the designer paper is from Bazzill's 6 x 6 patina patterned paper pack.

I have a three day weekend and I think I need to spend sometime cleaning and organizing the office/craft room. I have stuff every where!

Have a Happy Easter and thanks for stopping in!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mojo #341 - you are always

Hi all! It's been ages since I participated in the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I just can't seem to find the time early in the week with having to do my day job. However I carved out an hour today and came up with this.

Stamps are from Powerpoppy called Azalea and colored with Copic's. I colored this up for another sketch challenge and didn't end up using it, so I was able to work it into this week Mojo sketch. I like how it ended up! I added a bit of liquid pearls onto the stamen but then ended up crushing it when I ran it through the cuttlebug.

Designer paper is from the Old World stack from DCWV and the coral cardstock is from PTI that I didn't even know I had. WooHoo it matched wonderfully with the Copic markers I used. Copic marker used to color the satin ribbon to match as well.

Every time I see this sentiment I always think of Willie Nelson and then that song is stuck in my head! Ugh!

Ok, off to make something for dinner! Thanks for stopping by!

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A different way

Hi everyone! I made this CAS thank you card a while ago and never got around to posting about it. It was a quick and fun card to make using a technique from Judith over at Stamps for Judith.

I used the dot stubby stamp from SBJ and stamped numerous dots in two different blue inks. You have to remember to twist the stubby a bit each time you stamp so that all the dots are not all globbed together.

The small leaves are from the small shadow hydrangea stamp set from the former TAC company. Sentiment from Verve.

The burlap is from DCWV - I just picked up their 6 x 6 paper pack and love it.

Banner dies are from My Favorite Things. Green and blue cardstock is from Bazzill.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping in!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

LIM - one layer card

Hi all - here is my take on week 167 less is more one layer card. It's all about shadow stamping this time around.

I've actually have two cards to show but this first one is sorta of my favorite.

Stamp is from Stampendous and it's stamped in Versamark and the heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I then daubered on some white pigment ink and then yellow chalk ink.

I'm not sure what to call the paper that I chose to stamp this on - variegated? I picked it up a while back ago at my LSS and it seemed to fit with this stamp and what I had in mind for the challenge. Sentiment is from Verve.

This one is done using the SU best blossoms leaf stamp. I used MFT ink in gumdrop green to shadow stamp the leaves and then on the sentiment as well. Sentiment is from PTI.

I used some chalk ink in yellow to highlight the leaves and don't know if I like it or not now.

Oh well, there you have it - two very different one layer shadow stamped cards.

Thanks for stopping in!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

FMS131 - May you have enough

Hi everyone! Well, I'm back from my week adventure (all business) in Alaska and I'm glad to be home. That dry cold is brutal to my skin - I can't stop iching!

Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

It was kind of rough finding the mojo today and I'm still not real happy with how this turned out. But on to bigger and better things.

Stamps are from the CTMH set called Treasure Life. I used Memento markers to stamp the flowers. Green gingham paper is from A*Muse and the candy dots are from Studio Calico.

Green and yellow cardstock is from Bazzill.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm heading outside to enjoy the sunshine - glad to be able to enjoy the warmth!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Get well soon

Hi all! Ok, I'm playing around with this one and need some feedback. Here is a die cut from Memory Box that I got a little creative with.

I cut it out of white cardstock then added color to the stems and leaves by using a sponge dauber and green ink. To get the black around the flower I used my black Copic marker.

The petals are cut out of harvest gold cardstock from PTI. Card base is a mid green from Bazzill.

Sentiment is from Verve.

So, opinions please. Do you like it or not?

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