Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge-June 29-July 5

This week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge is Anything Goes.  I just got Paper Smooches Botanicals 2 and I really, really wanted to use it. :)

So I made this:
The  background was stenciled with distress inks.  I also used Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler and Green Thumb. The watering can was stamped, cut out and adhered it to the card base.  I used some Pretty Pink Posh Springmix Sequins, these have been out of stock for awhile and they arrived the other day.  Yay!  Love this mix so much. :) The stamping was done with Hero Arts inks. 

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge July 29-July 5

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday-June 2014

Hello again,

Simon Says Stamps Work It Wednesday Challenge for June 2014 which really has no theme. :)  I made this card because I love hydrangeas, my husband says I can't plant anymore, there is no more room. ;)  LOL So I guess I have to be satisfied with making them!

This is what I made:
I water colored the background and used an Impression Obsession Hydrangea set to stamp the stems and flower. I used the matching die to cut out the individual flowers and glued them to the stamped flower.  The jar is from Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, I embossed it with Ranger Platinum on vellum.  I added some sequins, and Diamond Stickles to the flowers for shine, but they really don't show up well

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge June 2014

Happy Crafting!

Case Study Challenge #197

Case Study Challenge #197 inspiration is:

Here is what I made:
I used Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walters, The Big, the Bold & The Happy and Hero Arts inks were used.

Case Study # 197

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fun Challenges

I recently got this stamp from Art Impressions and I just love the many ways you can color it and change the way it looks. 

I watercolored the background and the image with distress inks and applied some sequins. I die cut Doodlebug Sprinkles vellum for the background.  I also added Wink of Stella to different sections.  This weeks challenge at AI is Sequins, so I plan to enter it there.  You know the little dots that come out of the middle of sequins?  I really love those,  I wish they sold those. :)   I had a few on here but some fell off, oh well. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes so I will enter it there too. 

Have a great day and happy crafting.

Art Impressions Inspiration Sequin' Challenge
 Simon Says Stamp 'Anything Goes' Wednesday Challenge

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge June 22-28 Designer Drafts Challenge

I am entering the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge June 22-28 with this card:

All of the stamping is from one stamp set, Paper Smooches Perky Plants stamped on a tag,colored with distress markers and mounted on foam dots.
The June Sketch for inspiration was:

All information for the challenge can be found here: Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge June 22-28

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-You Gotta Have Friends

Today's post will be a submission for the SSS Wednesday Challenge-You Gotta Have Friends.  Art Impression stamps have a category that is called AI Friends.  Their stamps are so clever and funny, I just love them.  I water colored this stamp with Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils. 

I just imagine these ladies sitting on the couch, gossiping away to each other.  This is one of my favorite AI Stamps.  I think I will send this to my girlfriend, I know she will get a kick out of it!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-June 18

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge June 15-21-Anything Goes

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge for June 15-21 is Anything Goes.  I am submitting this:

The background is stenciled and I used Paper Smooches Snowdudes (tree, hearts), Magical Spring(bird)and Sentiments stamps for this card.  I applied Wink of Stella on the hearts.  

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge June 15-21

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

SSS Wednesday Challenge-Stencil It

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Stencil It this week.  Details are here: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.   I took an Online Card Class in stenciling a few months back and it was a great class, I learned a lot of great techniques.  This is what I created:
This is a Tim Holtz stencil and I blended distress inks to create the rays.  I splattered some distress ink on the front.  I also added some Mr. Huey's shine and sequins, to the card front.  The sentiment is from SSS.  I thought the letters were kinda dull, so I highlighted with a white gel pen.  I added some glitter paper to the bottom of  the white cardstock to pop it a little, although it is kinda hard to see. :)
It is cloudy and rainy today so no natural light to be able to  photograph all the shiny product I used on this card.   :/

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS: June 8-14 Picture Perfect Challenge

Hi there,
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge for June 8-14 Picture Perfect Challenge uses this photo for inspiration:

This is what I created:
I used Paper Smooches Hullabaloo for the balloons  and then I colored in with Copics. I also drew the strings and the white highlight on the balloons with a white gel pen.   The sentiment is also stamped from Hullabaloo.  The birdie (adorable) was stamped from Spring Fling. I stamped him two times, once on the card front and then another I cut out, colored, mounted on foam squares and added a googly eyes.  Seriously if I can add googly eyes to something I will, it is an obsession. :)

Details are here for the challenge Paper Smooches June 8-14 Challenge.

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Simon Says Stamp-Work It Wednesday Challenge May 2014

This card is for the SSS Work It Wednesday Challenge May 2014.  I just got a bunch of SSS products, including dies and stamps and I was itching to use them.  :)  And since that was theme (using SSS products) of this months challenge, I created this:

The enamel dots and vellum are from a recent SSS card kit.  The die is SSS Tall Flowers die and the sentiment is from SSS Friendship Messages.   I just love the beautiful font in this sentiment set.  The die is cut from craft cardstock and colored with copics and I added some jewels to the centers and applied some Wink of Stella to the leaves and flowers.

Details for the challenge are here:

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting. 

I am going to enter this in Case Study #194

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Paper Smooches-Anything Goes Challenge June 1-7

I am going to submit this next card to the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge for the week ending June 7th.  The challenge is Anything Goes and  I always enjoy these because you can do your own thing with Paper Smooches products. Details here:  Here is my card:

I used Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Green Thumb and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets on this card.  I embossed the jar and the tomatoes with white embossing powder.  I colored the tomatoes with copics. 

Happy crafting!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Fathers Day/Masculine

Today's card will be an entry into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Fathers Day/Masculine, details are here:

SSS suggested using Ranger products if possible.  I created this using Ranger Silver Embossing powder.

I used SSS Tri Circles die to cut out the circles and stamped the dots using Papertrey Ink Bits & Buttons.  D-A-D was stamped with SSS Sketchy Alphabet letters  embossed on vellum,  and placed behind the circles.

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