Tuesday, May 31, 2016
I used my Zig watercolor markers to color the panel, using bright color (especially purple!) that I knew Kelsey would love. I kept the design fairly simple, just mounting the panel to a piece of black card stock for a pop, then mounting it to a white card base.
That’s all for me today… thanks for stopping by!
Monday, May 30, 2016
Hey there! I have to hurry today and get my card uploaded for the current Color Throwdown challenge! I actually made this several days ago, when my order came from Simon Says with this DARLING new stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn! As soon as I saw this new So Smooth stamp set and dies, I HAD to have them! Here’s what I came up with…
I knew the pink would be just perfect for the “smoothie” then I added a little bit of red with the strawberries, and some blue from the blueberries! (Actually, if I was blending strawberries and blueberries, my smoothie would probably be more purple than pink, I suppose! LOL) I added a little more blue with the milk carton and the diagonal stripes in the border, and some more red with a few enamel dots. This is definitely going to be a fun stamp set to play with!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I used the Vintage Flowers stamp set from Altenew to make some beautiful pink roses, and layered them over a gray card stock panel that was stamped with the BG Wood Plank background from My Favorite Things. The sentiment was created by using the Simon Says Sending die, die-cut from two layers of dark gray card stock, and the Best Hugs stamp set. I embellished with a few pewter sequins.
Now, if only I could actually get this in the mail! I always say I’m good at making cards… not so good at sending them! Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Way back in January, I saw this DARLING card created by Amy Rysavy and I just knew I HAD to have that little bear stamp set and die! So I headed over to Simon Says Stamp and quickly purchased the Bear Necessities stamps and matching dies! I know, right? TOO stinkin’ cute! And then, as usual, I never got around to using them… until a few weeks ago, when I was at a retreat! And for inspiration, I just decided to CASE Amy’s card. Why mess with perfection?
There’s a little girl at our church who is very, very sick and so this was made to send to her. The background is watercolored, and I added my own splatters in addition to borrowing Distressed Patterns from My Favorite Things from a friend (thanks Kirsty!) For the sentiments, I used the Best Hugs stamp set, and Scripty Big Hugs dies from Simon Says.
Now that I’ve used this sweet bear, I must not neglect him/her! It’s just too cute!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Have you seen the newest Color Throwdown #392? I spotted it yesterday afternoon on Facebook and was instantly intimidated. If you know me well, you know I don’t work well with blue! But I also spotted this card by Kimberly Crawford that I had saved to one of my Pinterest boards, and my wheels got to turnin’! So here’s what I came up with…
On a piece of Cement Gray card stock from My Favorite Things, I stamped the BG Thin Chevron background, then die-cut with Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-Namics. Then I pulled out some Reverse Confetti products and die-cut "birthday" two times for dimension from the Fancy Words Confetti Cuts from Lush Lagoon card stock. Then I used my Leafy Confetti Cuts and die-cut two branches from Sweet Tooth and Kraft card stocks. I added the word "wishes" (from what stamp set I can't remember!) and embellished with a few black enamel dots!
Thanks to the Color Throwdown girls for another great challenge... I miss you, chicas! Thanks for stopping by today!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Hi friends! I have another card to share with you today that was made this past weekend. I was lucky enough to get the brand new End of the Rainbow Die-Namics from My Favorite Things recently, and paired this new die with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch #235 to make this card…
I die-cut rainbow colors and layered them on a white card stock panel, then die-cut the panel using the Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics from MFT. I used the Radiant Sun Die-Namics cut from Lemon Chiffon card stock, and die-cut the cloud from vellum to layer behind the sentiment banner. The sentiment is from the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set, and the Color the Rainbow Die-Namics. I freakin’ LOVE this new Rainbow die!!!
Happy Tuesday… thanks for stopping by!
Monday, May 9, 2016
Hello friends! I hope you had a great weekend, and to all the mothers out there, I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day! I can honestly say that my kids treated me like royalty! And I had time on Saturday getting crafty with friends and I got quite a few cards made this weekend! Here are a few I’d love to share with you today!
My first card was made with a really fun Comforted by Carrots stamp that I picked up from Rubbernecker when I was at the Adventures in Stamping convention a few weeks ago. I just found this sentiment to be so hilarious! Thanks to my sweet friend Katie, I was able to add some die-cut carrots to this card by borrowing her Rooting for You stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn…
Ha! Don’t you love it? That sentiment made me burst out laughing in the RN booth, so I had to buy it! The layout for my card was inspired by the current sketch #71 at The Challenge, and I added some emerald green for Barbara’s current challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges.
Unfortunately, in the last two weeks I’ve needed three sympathy cards so here are two more I made this past weekend…
For this first card, I used the current challenge #171 at CAS(E) this Sketch, and the current color challenge #340 from the Color Q. I stamped the two smallest flowers from the LJD Scribble Roses from My Favorite Things in Versamark, heat embossed them in white, then watercolored in shades of rose and red. I added a Polaroid frame behind the flowers, and the With Sympathy die from Simon Says Stamp.
My second card uses my new favorite stamp, the Bunch of Tulips from Rubbernecker, and my layout was inspired by the current sketch #235 from Freshly Made Sketches. I used Ranger Distress inks on the tulips, and again used the With Sympathy die from Simon Says Stamp.
Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by today!