Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hard Work

I took some time this holiday weekend for a little stamping, just for fun.  I had recently discovered a fun new-to-me challenge that I wanted to play along with… the Time Out Challenge.  This week, the challenge was to be inspired by the phrase “May all your weeds be wildflowers.”  I decided to pull out my Watercolor Doodles panels from Simon Says Stamp to make a card for this challenge.  I’ve had these panels since last Fall, and have never used any until now!  I thought my daughter would like this card… she’s working pretty hard at school, making good grades and keeping her nose to the grindstone so I thought I’d send this to her this week.

Hard Work

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

Color Throwdown #394

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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…

Smooth Birthday

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

Color Throwdown #393

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Broni picked some sweet colors this week for the Color Throwdown #393, so I decided to use them to make a birthday card for my BFF Barbara Anders, who had a birthday last week!  Here’s my card…

Color Throwdown #393

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!  Smile  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Big Hugs Bear

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?

Big Hugs Bear

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

Color Throwdown #392

Hello friends!  Happy Wednesday!

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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…

Color Throwdown #392

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

Sunshine & Rainbows

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…

Sunshine & Rainbows

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

Cards, Cards, Cards…

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…

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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…

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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.

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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!