Friday, February 28, 2014

Paper Smooches Challenge-February Sketch

Hi there,
I have decided to enter the Paper Smooches Challenge-February Sketch.  All the information is here: that explains the rules.  The sketch to follow is below.

I created this card:
I used some border stamps to create the lines on the card.  I stamped and colored the images with Copics, cut them out and mounted them on foam squares.  All of the images are from Paper Smooches, which is one of my favorite stamp companies.  I added some stars and I applied  clear Wink of Stella to the images.  I also added some black dots to the rocket ship. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Paper Smooches Space Cadet (images & sentiment)
Stamp Set: SSS Happy Everything (border stamps)
Inks: Hero Arts

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes With Pearls

In this post I created a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 'Anything Goes with Pearls', well they were calling my name!  I love to add pearls to my cards, well I also like to add sequins, enamel dots, ribbon etc, but that is another story. :)

Sooo I saw Jennifer McGuire demonstrate this watercolor technique in a video the other day.  I looked easy so I thought I would try it.  It was pretty easy!  White emboss the stamp image onto to waterproof paper.  You then run some different color distress markers or any other water based marker across the cardstock.  Then you spritz it with some water and turn the paper so that it runs.  The white embossed image will resist the ink.  I cut a frame from white cardstock and adhered it to Bazzill cardstock (a requirement if you could was to use a Bazzill product). Then came the pearls! I did add some sequins and a bakers twine bow.  I mounted the image panel on some foam squares and set it inside the frame.  I rounded the corners with a 1/4 inch Corner Chomper.

Hope you like!  Thanks for stopping by. 

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Watermelon Sunset, Bazzill Marshmallow White
Markers: Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Frame: Sizzix Scallop Rectangles
Image: MFT Be Your Best Self

Paper Smooches February Blog Hop

Hello there!

Today starts Paper Smooches February Blog Hop all the details are here:

So hop on over and participate and you could win a prize! 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday February 2014

Simon Says Stamp has a Work It Wednesday challenge that is run on the last Wednesday of each month and runs till the next month.  The challenge is to use a Simon Says Stamp product from their new release or one from any of their releases.  I chose to used their Clustered Leaves stencil and die to make this card.

I first stenciled using 2 different distress inks on kraft card stock. For the diecut I used a new technique that I have seen on other cardmaking blogs.  I die cut several layers of the leaves on white card stock and the last layer from patterned paper. I glued all  of the layers together to create dimension.  This way you don't have to use foam squares to get that look.  It is a bit tricky and you need to use liquid glue to make sure you have some time to match up the layers but I really like the  look.  For the birds, I stenciled them using embossing paste mixed with a distress ink to get the blue color .  The 'thank you' was embossed in white on vellum.  I added some green pearls to finish. I used another piece of patterned paper behind the kraft panel and mounted it on foam squares. 

I plan to order some products from Simon Says Stamp's new release and I think I will make another card to enter into this challenge.

Happy crafting and stay well!

Supplies Used:
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves
Die:  Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves
Stencil: Claudine Helmuth Love Birds
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Broken China (Leaves) and Peacock Feathers (Bird)
Embossing Paste: Wendi Vecchi
Sentiment: Hero Arts Greetings

Monday, February 24, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Paste


I am going to enter the SSS Monday Challenge which is Paste!  I love the embossing paste look and recently took the Stenciling Class offered from  Online Card Classes.  I learned quite a bit and like to practice as much as possible.  I made this:

I mixed the embossing paste with some distress ink for the coral color and used a stencil to create the background.  I die cut the flowers, used a clear button for the center and mounted them on foam squares for some dimension.  I colored the bird with Copics  and also mounted it on foam squares.  The black cardstock with the kraft center I just ripped and placed it behind before mounting the flowers. I stamped the sentiment and attached with foam squares. 

Have a great day and stay well!

Supplies Used:
Stencil-Hero Arts Tweed
Embossing Paste-Wendi Vecchi
Die Cut-Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Distress Ink-Ripe Persimmon
Greeting-Avery Elle
Bird-Hero Arts Bird Stamp

Sunday, February 23, 2014

AI Challenge 129-Let's Get Krafty Week Two!

Hi there!

I decided to enter the Art Impressions Challenge 129  'Let's Get Krafty,' which is make a card on kraft paper.  I love kraft paper and AI, so this was a challenge made in heaven for me.

I clear embossed the background of the kraft card stock with a woodgrain block stamp.  I stamped and Copic colored the Art Impressions birdhouse stamp and then framed with frames I had die cut.  I  white embossed the greeting and added a small brad. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Woodgrain Block stamp
Hero Arts Greetings
Spellbinders frame dies
Art Impression Birdhouse Neighborhood

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -2-19-14

I am going to enter this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  Yes, I know it is Thursday but you have almost until the following Wednesday to enter the challenge, so I took advantage of that! :)

I have have had some babysitting duties lately for my new granddaughter, so I have been busy, but it is a good busy!

The theme was Wedding or Anniversary so I chose Anniversary. 

I cut the frame and stamped and colored the image with Copics.  I layered it on a piece of designer paper and sorry I don't know what the name is, it was in a pile that I save when I just use a bit of it so I can use it again.  I added some sequins and pearls.  The sentiment is embossed on vellum and I added a couple of brads to help hold it in place.  No matter how hard I try to get the vellum to not bow when you heat it up it always does! I had wrapped it around and secured it but it still looked like it was bowing out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Unity Stamp-Countryside Blooms
Simon Says Stamp-Postage Stamp Edge Frame
Copic Markers: G94,G99,G40-Leaves

Friday, February 14, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

I am going to enter this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week's Wednesday challenge was to create a card on Kraft card stock and if possible use a Memory Box die.

The stamp set is Doodlee-Do from PTI and the 'thanks' is a a Memory Box die.  I embossed the stamp set and then used liquid pearls to embellish the flowers.  I used a few pearls on the card and outlined the outside in white gel pen. 

Hope you liked as much as I did, stay well.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentines Cards-These Are The Last Ones.....

I guess I had a few more Valentine's cards in me!  I made this:

I bought this Mosaic stencil from SSS when it first came out and had not used it yet.  I like it so much so I knew I had to make a card from it this year.  Both the sentiments are from Winnie & Walters Big Bold and Happy, I can't get enough of this stamp set and since they have a lot of different sentiments I will be able to use it alot!  :)

And then I made this card:

I really like the way this turned out.  I used Tim Holtz Market Place die cut alphabet and Lawn Fawn  Happy Everything for the sentiment.  The heart is the SSS Heart Doily die cut.

I think I will be entering this in Simon Says Stamps We Love Stamps Monday Challenge.

Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Paper Smooches Fun & Cute

Hello again,
Paper Smooches is having a 'Fun & Cute' challenge that runs until February 16th. Create a card that is fun and cute and you could win some Martha Stewart acrylic blocks and a stamp set of your choice!  

Here is what I made:
I created the sentiment from Paper Smooches Alpha Dot stamp set. Then used their Birthday Buddies stamp set for the beaver and colored with Copics.

Thanks for taking a look.

Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Alpha Dot
Copic Markers
Neenah Desert Storm card stock

PTI 7th Anniversary Day 7

I am going to submit this card to Papertrey Inks Anniversary challenge for today.   Today it was to incorporate stripes in some way. 

I created a striped background on kraft paper and a striped background to the sentiment.  I added twine, button and enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Striped Background Stamp
Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Parade stamp set
HeroArts Enamel Dots
Neenah Cardstock

Monday, February 10, 2014

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary 6th Day Part II

Hello Again,

I really didn't think I would be back again today but I got an idea and you know how that goes!  I couldn't get it out of my head so I decided I better make it or think about it all night. I wanted to do another focal point word card for the theme of the anniversary celebration at Papertrey Ink today.  So here it is:

I silver embossed the Doodilee Do stamp set from Papertrey Ink on blue card stock. The 'hello' is embossed on vellum and attached  to the card front. I just added some sequins to fill in empty spaces.

I like the way it turned out and I am glad I did it tonight and didn't wait!

Have a good night.

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary-6th Day

I am going to enter this card into a contest over at Papertrey Ink.  It is their 7th Anniversary and a countdown to their new releases on February 15th.  The idea for today was to use a 'word' as a focal point. The other requirement is that you use a Papertrey product, mine is the candles and flames stamp. 

The 'happy' is a Memory Box die, and I used some postage stamp dies from SSS for the frames, and the A2 die from SSS for the bottom.  I did use some Wink of Stella yellow on the flames, but it is hard to see.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Papertrey Ink Stamps

I created a card using Papertrey Ink's Doodlie-do Stamp Set  that came out recently.  It is the cutest stamp set and the possibilities for creating many different cards is huge.  I really wasn't even going to create a card, I stamped a few of the leaf shapes, colored them with Copics and embellished with some liquid pearls and then I decided well lets see what I can make of it.  This is what happened...

 I stenciled a dot background on kraft paper with Colorbox white ink and added some paper, pearls and twine.  This can be a birthday card, wedding card, graduation card that is what I like about the sentiments with the stamp set, they are very versatile along with the stamps.

Have a great day!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Heart Day

I wanted to post some of the Valentine's Day cards that I made so far this year. 
I used Neena Desert Storm card stock and  SSS  Doily Hearts dies to cut out the hearts.  I used washi tape on the base and then laid the die cut piece on top.  I added some red pearls and the 'love' is from SSS Love This stamp set, I just stamped the Love part of the stamp. 

This is a Purple Onion stamp "Poppy" by Stacy Yakula.  I love her collection.  I stamped and pieced the image and added the heart balloon which is  SSS Only Have Eyes For You stamp set, and heat embossed the Love You on the balloon. 

That's all for now, have a great day!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pretty and Pink

I wanted to try my hand at the embossing paste again.  I just love working with embossing paste there is so much you can do.  I mixed the paste with some Tim Holtz distress ink (Festive Berries) I wanted to get a soft pink color and it worked great. I used the Clustered Leaves stencil from SSS.

The  'Love'  is from  Winnie and Walter, it is their newest release.  I  die cut  vellum with the Clustered Leaves die cut and die cut the hearts with the Large and Small Doily craft dies from SSS. I also colored the vellum with a Tim Holz distress marker in Crushed Olive. I added some sequins and rounded the corners.

I really like the way this turned out and I am going to play some more with embossing paste.

Thanks for stopping by.