Monday, August 24, 2015

Golden Poppies

Playing along this week. I decided to make some "Golden Poppies". I guess just because fall is on my mind. The flowers are stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Butter Bar from Hero Arts. I double stamped the leaves in two colors, Cottage Ivy by Memento and Green Hills from Hero Arts.The top flower center is colored in with a Copic Y35 (Maize) then has some clear wink of Stella placed on it to some spark.The watering can is die cut out in in a gold metallic paper with some Gold threads from DMC spool.I love the way it pulls that corner in. 
Dies and Stamps/ My Favorite Things: Cross Stitch Ovals,Spring Garden, Blueprints 20,  Pretty Poppies Stamp Set
Card stock/ PTI: Harvest Gold
Happy Crafting 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Back to School Lunchbox

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Back to School
I made a lunchbox shaker card for "Back to School" challenge. Just love the fall. Can't wait for all that pumpkin flavored stuff:)!
Dies and Stamps/ My Favorite Things: Lunchbox; Accent It- School Daze {Apple}
Studio Calico/ Scissors
Patterned Paper/ Echo Park :Paper & Glue/ A is for Apple
Varied Sequins from the Stash
Happy Crafting

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Brighter Days

An anything goes challenge! Well this was to go on the last week post but missed the deadline so I just decided to post on anything goes. All while I making this card I was thinking of my friend who is nearing the end of her cancer treatments and struggling a bit more now but looking ahead.
For this card I inked the clouds in Memento Summer Sky Ink, masked the kite and clouds. Stamped the sun and heart in Memento Dandelion Ink. The rest is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I paper pieced the kite with some Enchanted Evening patterned Paper and colored the surrounding clouds around the kite in clear Wink of Stella.Copic were used to color in the kite ties. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps/ Paper Smooches: Cosmos, Cut Loose
Ink/ Memento: Summer Sky, Dandelion, Tuxedo Black
Twine/ May Arts: Navy
Die/ Paper Smooches: Tag
Zig/ Wink of Stella: Clear
Copic/ Y21
Happy Crafting

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sew Sorry You're Hurt

I am using My Favorite Things stamp set  and dies Stitched With Love. Such a sweet set. Even better with the MFT Cross Stitched Circle dies ...just saying!
The papers I think are from Cosmo Cricket small left over pieces from "that" basket of papers so they just seem to fit today. The thimble and side stitching are stamped in Delicata Gold Ink. I die cut out the needle and button in gold paper. Of course that cute little hanger is from Tim Holtz. All placed on some craft card-stock by Neenah.Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Papertrey Ink MIM #219: Textured Kissing

Papertrey Ink
Make It Monday #219 with Lizzie Jones
Textured Kissing

For this week challenge, I stamped up balloons from Birthday Style and texture kissed them from the Hello Sunshine Set. There was a small sun burst that fit the balloon perfectly. So sweet!
All rest of the stamps and dies are from the Birthday Style set. I used PTI /Hibiscus Burst Ink and Nautical Blue by Memento . Those are dew drops by Robins Nest. The patterned paper is from      PTI Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Red White and Blue Thanks

Memory Box July Challenge
Red White and Blue
Taking a second entry on this challenge. A non 4th of July card. I found some inspiring papers from Doodle Bug/ Stars & Stripes 6 by 6 paper pack, love that festive create paper look! Using a double die cutting technique to inlay the poppy then popped it up on some card stock layering over the pattern paper. A small amount of liquid glue was needed around the edges to hold flower in before tape rolling the back side in place. The small thanks was placed on the vertical stem completing the card.
Happy Crafting

Friday, July 17, 2015

Happy Camper

For this week fun little challenge I turned the My Favorite Things Camper into a card. It so cute and few friends are doing the summer camping / trailer thing. It will make fun note pass along at next reunion or picnic. The inside is lined with some papers from Lily bee Design/ Destination. You can see a tiny piece that I flipped for the window.
I added the small banner from Memory Box. Sentiment is also from My Favorite things an older set called Let's Picnic.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PTI Create With Us / Release Week Challenge-Thanks

Since there is no Make It Monday Video due to release week at PTI, so another creative mind came up with a fun plan that we can pick something that that is going to released/ made by the designers/ as your inspiration... to make a card then post. Of course post what inspired you also!
As you can see these Vintage Linen Papers inspired my card. Can you tell which one? I really love this look and whole idea (Dawn Mc Vey) of vintage table clothes so pretty and fresh.Oh and buying the paper will really save you loads of time but these stamped flowers are over the moon gorgeous:)
For my card I picked the flower set Beautiful Brushstrokes stamps and dies. These are layered stamping flowers starting with lighter colored inks moving to darker tones for the lines.My larger flower inks: PTI/ Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy. The smaller flower inks: Simon Says Stamp/ Cotton Candy, PTI/ Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz. Leafs/  PTI/New Leaf paper stamped with Ripe Avocado. Sentiment/ PTI/Wet Paint Word Die/ Thanks cut in Raspberry Fizz 3 times. PTI/  Hawaiian Shores Polka Dot Paper. Edged in Hero Arts White Unicorn Ink.Sequins/ Clear from Stash.
Happy Crafting

Friday, July 10, 2015

Coffee Wins!

Ok... I love coffee that totally hands a winner for me. I will though show up for a formal tea anytime. Really we must be flexible:)! This MFT sketch was just waiting for something! I went the MFT cell phone die displaying thanks.The set had those tiny heart banners so I clustered 4 together. For my border I used the Cross Stitched Rectangle Die.
 All the stamps are from Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe collection except for the heart.. On the coffee steam I did a second generation stamping to give it a fuller look. The heart was from Paper Smooches Woofers and Tweeters set (she has  many random cute hearts in lot of sets to pick from) its  hard tell but I did put clear Wink of Stella on it to add some sparkle. 
Pattered paper is from Bo Bunny Aloe collection.
Inks/ Memento - Love Letter; Rich Cocoa 

Happy Crafting 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Doghouse Birthday

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Furry Friends

I must when the Simon challenge came out my first thought was going to go for something Paper Smooches! So here is where I landed! Ended up making a little doghouse shaker know one thing just led to another thing and could not stop. I know one friend or two that will love this so I will at least be ready.

Dies and Stamps/ Paper Smooches- Woofers and Tweeters; Birthday Buddies  Dog Icons
Simon Says Stamp- Balloons
Ink/ Memento-Tuxedo Black; Love Letter
Markers/ Copic- E55, E57, E59, B41, W1, R30, R29
Twine/ Doodle Bug-Blaclk and White
Sequins, Plastic Window Cover from stash

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Papertrey Ink MIM- Creating Your Own Custom Border

PTI- MIM #217
Creating Your Own Custom Border

I made this lovely flower creation using the Bigger Blooms Stamps and Die set...have no no soccer balls:) I was inspired to use the scoring concept on my project on the vertical and horizontal at  1/4 inch intervals. Once I found something to use for this concept this is great idea. Going to be making a few more of these since I have so many beautiful flowers stamped up! (or I could glue them in my drought ridden garden which needs major color!!)
Inks/ PTI- Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, New Leaf
Stamps and Dies/ PTI-Bigger Blooms
Gemstones/ Bo Bunny-Double Dot Think Pink Jewels
Happy Crafting

Monday, July 6, 2015

Be Happy

Ellen Hutson-Mix It Up Challenge
In the Classroom
Mix Essentials by Ellen with Paper Smooches 

Paper Smooches Challenge
Anything Paper Smooches Goes

Well at Ellen's they are really Mixing it up with stamps and dies ! So for my card I picked the happiest bee of all time stamped in Versafine  from Paper Smooches; from the Giddy Bugs Set. My center square die is also from Paper Smooches; from the Stitched Frame Set.   The sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen from the Merry and Bright collection. At first I thought I would have to make a Christmas card but after looking a little harder I realized those sentiments stretched little further than I thought. The patterned paper is from the stash , Copic color used on the bee is YR 12. A bit of Metal Stickers in Black to finish it off.
The entire card is popped up using foam,
Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nautical Baby

So guess what kind of card I needed to take to the DIL and son?!!!! Yes just found out baby #2 is on the way!!! It is a girl ... they kept it under wraps till they knew the sex of they baby. She loves all things nautical so could pass up chance to pair up something for her. 
I used the MFT congrats die layered 3 times to give it presence. The circle is a MFT porthole from the Nautical set. the anchor is from another MFT travel set, which had to be used due to the smaller size. I placed cut out dotted vellum under the center circle to focus on the sentiment. 

Straight Stitching Dies/  Paper Smooches
Cotton Candy Card Stock/ Simon Says Stamp
Dotted Pattered Paper/ Echo Park
Sentiment{Congrats}, Baby Pin, Porthole Die, Anchor Die/ My Favorite Things

Happy Crafting

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th!

Memory Box Challenge- July
Red White and Blue

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
We're Going Dotty

 Well could not resist at least one 4th of July card! Red White and Blue all the way!!!
I used the Small Circle Burst Die layered over an inky Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink. Die cut the Happy from "Happy Script".  The 4th is from Parker Numbers and Lower Case Alphabet Set. I did trim the 'th' a bit to fit. A few stars from Starform.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Papertrey Ink MIM 216- Adding Color to Cover Plates

Papertrey Ink
MIM 216: Adding Color to Cover Plates

For my cover plate I used Text Block Horizontal Birthday Die. I went all out Happy Birthday bright and happy! Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores Inks for my backgrounds (they really did smooth on like butter once I got the hang of it!!). This was fun and a good idea ...should do this more often!:)
I used some Copics to color in the text block. added some Starform Sticker tiny stars.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop Challenge

PTI  Blog Hop- Inspirational Photo

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Anything Goes

These little shoes cute and strange all in some kind of way. I went a little bit C&S. The really good thing was it inspired me to actually make a card and play along! Then I cracked open that Bigger Blooms stamp and Die set ...then like ever so impressed of way it stamped up and cut out:)! I double stacked the sentiment to make it stand out a bit better.
PTI Ink : Terra Cotta Tile, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Classic Kraft
PTI Dies: Horizontal Cover Plate, Super Swoosh Die/ Thanks,  Bigger Blooms Dies and Stamps
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PTI MIM: Open Flower

Make It Monday #215
Bring the outside in was her theme for this week video. I used Beautiful Blooms 2 die for my opening and the flower itself for the base; smaller one has the sentiment on it (Heart to Heart #4). For my layer over sentiment I pulled out the Grand Curvy Greetings Hello die in Tropical Teal card stock. I used patterned paper for my stamping... making it so easy!(Basic Gray /What's Up patterned paper). Tiny dots are from Starform.
Now I will make five more of these so I can hand out them a Card Club.
Happy Crafting

Monday, June 22, 2015

Garden Butterfly

Memory Box June Challenge

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge
Favorite Product Dies

Memory Box just started a Monthly challenge on their blog! Ok so they are one of my favorite things/ products. Have lots of them. Well have lots of dies for that matter because well aren't they all just so  cute!
Memory Box Dies- Thank You, Kaleidoscope  and Moonlight Butterfly Dies
Patterned Papers-Pebbles/ Garden Party
Solid Card stock- PTI/ Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Hero

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Friends or Superhero Cards

I made this a hero card for this week challenge blog. So I was thinking my hero coming out the fog just missing lighting! Anyway will be used for fathers day for the "sidekick" in my life.I decided to use the negative on this background die from SSS using the 'press and seal' method to the pieces aligned.I added Copic grays to the SSS fog gray paper.
Paper Smooches-Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Full Card Die
Memory Box- City Dies

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

OWH Miss You

Operation Write Home
June Our Daily Bread Designs Monthly Challenge
Miss You Cards

I must say I will certainly miss Operation Write Home. I read Sandy all the time and laugh, learn,  shop (to donate of course;), and read about all the crafty news she shares through OWH. Let alone all wonderful women who spend a lot time and effort to make and send cards. I will still follow her but it will be a change just like everything else that has been happening!
 For my card I used a Simon Says Stamp Die ' Balloon Bouquet' cut out in two different colors from scraps. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. My heart is punched from the mini Stampin Up heart punch.
Happy Crafting

TV Dad

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
Masculine Cards
I made a fathers Day card out of the Simon Says Stamp TV die. It is supposed to be a shaker but I decided on this one to just make a it a regular card with a sentiment. The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp the Father's Day set which packs a bunch great stamps. Papers are from Basic Gray Max & Whispers collection.
Happy Crafting

Monday, June 8, 2015

Latte Thanks

Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop
Here is my card for the hop. For the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp 'What's Brewing'. I made the spoons from Paper Smooches Dies then masked the sentiment in pieces then stamped them out. The long image of coffee cups is from Great Impressions.
Happy Crafting