Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thinking of you

Wowza, two posts in one day! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch!

I've had the leaf background stamped up and sitting in my "to make" pile for a while. I cut it down to work with this sketch. Same with the butterfly - sitting in that same pile.

The stamp and die is from Memory Box. I used some wire for the antennae and popped it up using a foam square. 

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. Bazzill green cardstock used to layer the leaf image.

OK - I think that's it for today! Better get back to my chores!

Entering this into SSS anything goes Wednesday challenge too. Thanks for stopping by!

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Masculine B day card

Hi everyone! I saw the sketch over at CASe This Sketch and thought it would be perfect for a masculine birthday card.

I had to flip it just to be a bit different. The chevron's are done with a stencil, finger dauber and gumdrop green ink from MFT.

Birthday sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink and the green candy dots are from Doodlebug Designs. Ended up using some dark green cardstock from Bazzill as the card base for this.

Love how quick and CAS this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, May 25, 2015


Hello again. Hubs is downstairs watching a movie that I have no desire to see, so that left me with either playing games on FB or trying to see if I could find the mojo.

Less is More recipe week is to use some metal on your card. Well, how about a 2 x 5.5 inch of metal sheeting?

Used the gear embossing folder from Provo Craft and then proceeded to grunge it up using distress products.

Started off with alcohol inks in Latte, Ginger and Copper then added some black soot paint, wiped if off a bit and ended up with this. I could've gone a bit further with adding more definition on the bottom but resisted. With my luck today, figured I would've just ruined it.

Backed it onto some black cardstock and then stuck that whole lot onto a kraft card base. Birthday sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

This makes a great masculine card for my stash! Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: Adding this to AAA cards game #40 for the guys.

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Ack! Where is my mojo?

Hello! Struggling to find my mojo today to create a sympathy card for a subordinate. Nothing was working. You would think that starting off with a really nice sketch from The Paper Players would make things go easy, but no.....This is the third attempt at it that I'm now showing you. I'm done! ;-) Ever have one of those days?

Flower Stamp is from Rubbernecker. It's done using some markers directly on the stamp and then misted with water to get the look.  Tim Holtz water color paper from Ranger used here. Lil' Inker rectangle stitched die used to cut it out.

Sympathy stamp is from PTI. I like the bold simplistic font on it. Colored some small satin ribbon using a Copic marker that was close in color to the flowers and added it on top of a wider piece of black satin. Tiny black pearls from Michael's used per the sketch.

I think I'll go get some Cinderella chores done instead since my creative mojo is absent. Thanks for stopping by!

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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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