Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge April 26-May 2

The challenge for Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge  this week is a Designer Drafts Challenge.

This is the April Sketch for the challenge.

This is what I did with the sketch.

This was created with Paper Smooches Woofers and Tweeters stamp set. The images are so sweet! To create a background, I used Versamark ink and the bone stamp in the set to create a pattern, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the paw prints on black cardstock and heat embossed in white, and cut them out.  I stamped all the images, colored with Copics, and cut them out.  I used glossy accents on the dog's noses, and accented the eyes and muzzle with a  black glaze pen and white jelly roll pen.  I wanted it to look like the little dog is waiting to play with the other dog at the top of the hill, so stinking cute!! The sentiment is heat embossed on black cardstock.  I saw on a blog earlier this week that a card maker used serrated scissors to cut the end of the tag and  I really liked the look.  I may be using this a lot. :)

I hope you like this card as much as I do, because I am in love with the dogs!!

Copics: Dogs-N0, W1, W5, B000. Bones-E71,E74,E79

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge

The challenge for CAS(E) this Sketch #120 features this sketch.

I love this sketch and had a lot of ideas.  Here is the card I made....

I used a wash of blues and greens on watercolor paper for the card front.  I used a Technique Tuesday stamp for the lettering over the wash then I die cut it. The images are from a  Penny Black stamp set.   I colored  with Copics, fussy cut them, and mounted on foam squares to the card front.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  This stamp set has a lot of different flower and container images, and all of them are lovely.  Also I remembered to write down the Copic colors I used, they are listed below.  I know when I see an image colored with Copics I always want to know the colors used, so I will try to remember from now on. :-)

Supplies Used: Stamps: Technique Tuesday Verbose (I think this is discontinued though), Penny Black A Bunch.  Dies: Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp borders. Copics: Jar-B000, BG011, BG013, Flowers-R27, R89, Leaves-YG00, YG03, YG63.

See you soon, and thanks for visiting. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015



I will be needing a few wedding/congratulations cards soon, so I decided to make one today.

I used Paper Smooches Lovely Thoughts stamp set on this card.  There are a lot of different sentiments on this stamp set that can be used on many card types.  The flower stamps have three parts and I ink stamped those and one of the parts is an outline stamp which I heat embossed with gold. I cut them out and used foam squares to mount them. There is a little stamp of three dots that I also heat embossed with gold on the card front.  On the tag I used a striped background stamp.  I inked it up with embossing ink and laid the tag crosswise on the stamp and then heat embossed with gold. I used fun foam to mount that to the card. The ampersand is also heat embossed with gold. I guess I used a lot of gold on this card. :) 

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges.
Paper Smooches Anything Goes April 19-25

and Freshly Made Sketches #183 which features this sketch.

 Supplies Used: Stamps-Paper Smooches Lovely Thoughts, Hero Arts Striped Background, Inks-Hero Arts Butter Bar, Dies-Avery Elle Tag, Embossing Powder-Ranger Gold

Thanks for coming by.  Gonna babysit my granddaughter tomorrow, yay!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge

Lawnscaping Challenge # 104 features this sketch.

To me, this sketch just said shaker card. :)  This is what I made.

I used Lawn Fawn's Milk and Cookies stamp set on this card.  The images are so cute!   I die cut the windows and then made it into a shaker card.  All of the images are Copic colored and then cut out.  I stamped the glass of milk twice, once on card stock and once on vellum.  On the vellum I embossed the image and cut a slit in it to insert the straw and then adhered it to the card stock glass of milk.  I think this will be a cute birthday card.

Glad you came by and I'll see you soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Challenge-CAS(E) this Sketch

CAS(E) this Sketch #119 features this sketch.

This sketch reminded me of fall, so I turned it into spring!! :)  Here is the card I made.

I used a stencil and different distress inks to create this image. I also colored embossing paste and applied it to some of the leaves for texture.  I added a few sequins and used black embossing powder on vellum for the banner. 

Supplies Used: Stencil-Simon Says Stamp, Ranger Distress inks-Shaded Lilac, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Sequins-Pretty Pink Posh, Stamp-Hero Arts

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Apr. 12-18

Paper Smooches challenge this week is a Picture Perfect Challenge.

When I saw this photo I got so excited.

This is the card that I made:

I used Paper Smooches Bold Blooms on the card front.  I applied distress ink on the stamp and then I spritzed it with some water and stamped it on watercolor paper.  To stamp the centers I used distress ink without spritzing it to get more color. The frame I water colored separately in similar colors.  I applied Ranger Liquid Pearls to the center of the flowers.  The sentiment is from PS Fancy Frames Icons stamp set which I heat embossed with Ranger Platinum powder on vellum. 

Today was quite a day for mishaps in my craft room.  I misplaced the flower stamp from the Bold Blooms set, seriously like three times.  I kept finding it stuck to other things on my desk. lol.  I opened a drawer and realized I must have left the top to one of the compartments in my sequin storage open, and yes, the sequins were everywhere!  Ugh!  I spilled embossing powder alllll over the desk, me and the floor.  Somehow I still managed to get this card done and am quite happy with the results.  :)

Supplies used: Distress Inks: Ranger Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss. 

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #181

The challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week features this sketch.
I made this card for the challenge. This stamp is from  Docrafts Simply Gorjuss Urban Stamps.  I have several Gorjuss stamps that I absolutely adore. :) I watercolored this image with Ranger Distress Inks on watercolor paper. 

I used vellum for the sentiment strip. I heat embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder and used a Sakura glaze pen to add the dots on the strip.    This image (to me) just looks so forlorn, like she is missing someone very much.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #103

Lawnscaping Challenge #103 is all about Dimension.

I love dimension, sometimes too much. :)  Anyway my next door neighbors' love to camp, and I decided to make a card to give them the next time they go on a trip.

First I heat embossed stars on the card front using the stars from Lawn Fawn's Winter in the Park stamp set. Then I used Ranger Distress Inks-Pumice Stone, Dustry Concord and Chipped Sapphire to create a night sky.    I created the hills with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Border dies.  The camper and trees were stamped with LF's Happy Trails, colored with Copics and then die cut. I cut out the windows of the camper and inserted a piece of cardstock behind them that I had colored with distress ink.  I mounted the camper and trees on foam squares for dimension.  I added the banner that was stamped with Lawn Fawn's Claire's ABC's. I think this looks like a pretty peaceful campsite. :)

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

The April 5-11  challenge at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge is Anything Goes.

My daughter needed a baby congrats card and asked if I would make one.  This is what I came up with.

In my house I have family pictures hanging all over the place, that is what gave me the idea for this card.  I had such a good time making it.  :-)  I water colored the background, and cut it to fit the frames, which were stamped in black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  'Mom', 'Dad' and 'baby' were colored with Copics.  I added a bowtie on 'Dad' and a flower on 'Mom'.  The frames and greeting are mounted on foam tape.

Stamp Sets Used: Paper Smooches-Fancy Frames, Spring Fling, Woofers & Tweeters, Sentiment Sampler.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #117 Challenge

I liked the sketch for the challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch #117 this week.

So I decided to participate with this card:

 I water colored the background using distress inks, then used a faux stitched rectangle die cut to frame it.  I die cut the little onsies from different patterned papers and added embellishments. The greeting is die cut three times, adhered together for dimension and then heat embossed with platinum embossing powder. 

Supplies Used: Dies: Papertrey Ink(congrats), Avery Elle(onsie). Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Worn Lipstick,  Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw  Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder.     


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