Monday, February 29, 2016

Pawsitively Awesome

Hi everyone!  I have a super quick card to share with you today, using the sketch from the current Share Joy challenge #24...

Here's my quick card...

One of my favorite co-workers had a birthday recently, and she's a dog lover so a card using the Birdie Brown You Make My Tail Wag stamp set was perfect.  Again, just super simple for this card (yes, I was in a hurry!) with an added sentiment from the Birdie Brown You Have My Heart set, both from My Favorite Things.  The papers I used are from an old Simple Stories 6x6 pad.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Flippin' Awesome

Hi friends!  I have a simple card to share with you today using the current Color Throwdown colors, and the current sketch from My Favorite Things...

My youngest daughter's boyfriend is currently in culinary school, and over the Valentine's Day weekend he and Kelsey went to the awesome West Side Market in Cleveland and did some shopping, then came to our house and he cooked us dinner (which was also AWESOME!)  So I had no choice but to order this sweet Birdie Brown Recipe for Happiness stamp set to make a thank you card for Chuck!  Other supplies used include the BG Gingham background, BG Small Brick background, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-Namics, and the Recipe for Happiness Die-Namics.  The black and white diagonal stripes at the bottom is just an old piece of patterned paper.  (I even gave the chef a red mustache, since Chuck is a ginger!)

That's all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Ridiculously Amazing

My daughter’s sweet friend (who’s like an extra daughter to me!) has a birthday today.  And nothing other than the Amazing stamp set and matching Die-Namics from My Favorite Things would be good enough for her card!


On a black card stock panel, I stamped the BG Roses All Over background with Versamark, then embossed with detail white embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment on Smooth White card stock with Versafine ink, then clear embossed.  And with the “amazing” die, I cut two from Razzle Berry card stock, and one from Smooth White, then layered them and applied a layer of Glossy Accents.  I added a few sequins, and mounted to a Smooth White card stock base. 

I used black, white and a single pop of color on my card for the Colour Q challenge #329 for this week.


Happy Friday, and thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Birthday Flower Wrap

Oooh, I got happy mail today in the form of new stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti!  And since I needed a card for a co-workers birthday tomorrow, I got busy using that happy mail!

Here’s my card using the new Flower Wrap Confetti Cuts dies…

Birthday Flower Bunch

I die cut the wrapper with some natural card stock, and die cut another piece from vellum to put some “tissue” inside the wrap… hard to see though with all the posies I added!  I used the colors for the current Colour Q challenge, adding a gold tag on the flower wrap.  For the sentiment, I used the Fancy Words Confetti Cuts, and got the “HAPPY” sentiment from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  This was fun to make… I know you’re going to be seeing more of this Flower Wrap die!

Happy, happy Friday and happy (almost!) Valentines Day!

Valentine Treats

I decided to surprise some of my co-workers today with some Valentine treats!  My oldest daughter graciously helped me make some chocolate, and sprinkle -covered pretzels last night, and then we bagged them up in cello bags, and tied on some tags I've been working on for a few weeks!  Here's a sampling of the tags with product links under each photo!  For all the tags, I used the Pierced Traditional Tags STAX and the Traditional Tags STAX Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.

("Love Struck" sentiment from a retired set)

Hearts background and "xoxo" are retired from MFT.
(Thanks for the loan, Kirsty!)

The "love" and "sweet" dies are Lovey Words Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti, with Lovey Words Coordinates stamps, as well as the Double Heart Garland Confetti Cuts, and the Whole Lotta' Hearts stamp set.  Also used here are stitched clouds from the Rainbow & Clouds die from Lil' Inker Designs.
I'm feelin' the love!  :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Birthday Cards

I have two cousins with birthdays this week… one who is very special because she shares a birthday with my daughter Kelsey!  And since these days I’m still feeling a lack of stamping motivation, I chose to CASE a few designs for my cards this past weekend.

This first card was a CASE of this fantastic card by Debby Hughes…

Birthday Posies

I pretty much copied the flowers just as Debby used them on her card, because why mess with perfection, amiright?  These flowers are from the Wplus9 Design Studio stamp set for Simon Says Stamp called Many Thanks, and the sentiment comes from the Simon Says Sending and Wishing stamp set.  I added a few ink splatters to the card, and embellished with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

My second card was inspired by this awesome card made by Laura Bassen…

Birthday Hugs

On this card, I used the Grid Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp embossed with white embossing powder, then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers  to watercolor the squares, putting down just a small bit of color on one side of the square, then drawing the color out with an aqua brush.  The sentiment combines the Best Hugs stamp set, and the Scripty Big Hugs die.  I added a bundle of silver thread, and some more sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  The colors on my card were inspired by the color challenge this week at My Favorite Things.


AND I’m happy to be joining in again this month with Kathy Racoosin and The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge!  And since I used my Zig markers for the above card, I’ve got day 1 in the bag!

Have a great week… thanks for stopping by!