Thursday, May 26, 2016

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

     Here is to the beginning of a lovely Memorial weekend.  Hope if you have big plans, that they go off without a hitch.  Mine is going to be a bit hectic, so I wanted to get a post up before I don't get back here.

     This is a birthday card that I created for my very best girlfriend's birthday, last week.  We have been friends for 41 years now.  If it were not for her and her DH, I would have never met my hubby!  She is the best, and is that person you can count on at the drop of a hat.

     This was made with all scraps of paper, and even the ribbon is a snip.  I used a small SB die for the sentiment panel and the sentiment is from D.O.T.S..  Do you remember them?  Probably one of the very first stamps I bought!  I outlined inside the die with a Marvy marker.  As for the balloons, they are SU! stamps from a set called Balloon Celebrations, and they were punched with the new balloon punch from SU.  I added a few coordinating sequins for sparkle.  I am truly in love with this color combo.

     I will be taking this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes.
Also to Pixie's Snippets Playground #230, where it is all snippets, all the time!

     Thanks for the visit, and have a great, safe holiday weekend.

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Unity Girl Card

     The Show and Tell Challenge on FB for Unity, this week, is to use any Unity girl stamp.  This pretty lady is from the December of 2014 Kit of the Month.

     I stamped her on watercolor paper using Stazon , and went to town coloring her with my water  color pens from Spectrum Aqua.  The card base is Bazzill with a layer of designer paper from MME.  I added punched hearts, aqua brads, some delicate lace and a touch of Stickles for a frosty feel.

     Am I crazy for working with a chilly weather stamp?  Hey the way it has been going, you just don't know!  I appreciate the visit.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blooming Fun!

     I try to do Little Red Wagon's Challenge whenever I can, and this week it is #342, Blooming Fun.  It says to use flowers all different ways, including floral paper and embellishments.  That is exactly what I did.  I started with a kraft base, added a scrap of a pretty floral designer paper from my bin, and added 2 rows of a soft plaid, satin ribbon to break it up.  My large embellishment is a gift from my dear friend Carol, and is made by Prima.  My sentiment are Tim Holtz word dies and I inked them with Distress Ink for a faded look.

     I see sun outside, so this may be a good day.  The gloomies have had everyone in a funk!  If you took the time to visit, I appreciate it.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Let's Do Show & Tell

     The challenge sponsored by Unity Show & Tell, this week, is a photo inspiration.  It has to do with pretty colors and butterflies!  Ohhhh, so pretty!

     This card started with a base of Innocent Pink card from Gina K. Designs.  I did a white layer that is embossed with a Darice frame folder.  The stamp set used is June of 2014 the Kit of the Month from Unity.  I used a large floral stamp from the kit on a panel of Rich Cocoa, using Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts.  Next, we have a SB die called Beaded ovals.  I used a butterfly diecut to stencil butterfly wings with Distress Ink.  I then stamped my sentiment and pretty butterfly for the KOM.  With a water brush and the Unicorn ink, I added white highlights.

     Have a great Monday.....yes, I used great and Monday in the same sentence!  LOL!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Feels like Christmas!

     Here I have a card I created using the SU! set called Winter Wishes.  I stamped using Versamark, heat embossed with white detail EP, and then created my background using 3 different Distress Inks.  I used scraps of kraft and blue card stock and designer paper to create my card base.  I used a simple embellishment of hemp twine.

     This will be entered over at 52 Christmas Card Challenge, for the May Color Challenge.  See the insert below!

     Well now that was fun!  I was so inspired by the weather person speaking of snow on the 15th of May.  Yikes, this is some fickle weather!  Hope you are have a great start to your week.

Friday, May 13, 2016

For the Boys!

     Here is a card I made for a the husband of a dear friend.   It was another way of using up all the small pieces of designer paper that accumulate on my desktop.  I used an octagon punch from SU!, and a set from Raisin Boat called Birthday Brewing.

      I would like to enter this at Little Red Wagon called "Let's Hear It For The Boys!".
This would also work well at Pixie's Snippets Playground Week # 228, where it is using snippets all the time.

     Everyone around here is into micro-brewing, so I figured this would be a great set to own.  Hope all is well in your little part of the world.  Have a great start to your weekend and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Stencil It!

     This weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is called Stencil It.  I  made this fun card a few weeks ago and it has been propped on my desk.  I looked up when I was checking out SSS this week, and there it was!  Yay!  I just had to play once my TH Crazy Birds arrived.  The stencil is called mini bricks from The Crafter's Workshop.  I used my favorite little AI grass stamp, a funny sentiment by Unity Stamps, and a bottle and flute punch from years ago.  Washi is my only other addition.  Coloring is Copic Marker and sponging of Smoky Slate t form the bricks.  Oh, I almost forgot the fussy cut top hat which is from a Dylusions stamp set called Mini Couture.Yes, the fun hats in that stamp set can be cut to fit that famous flock of goofy birds!

     Hope you like what I made and enjoy the rest of your day.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Color Throwdown

     This morning I got a jump on a Father's Day card.  I saw this great color combo, so I figured I would give it a try.

     This is for the Color Throwdown #390 to use navy, yellow and white.  I did a cut edge using a Hot Off the Press Design Tool Kit.  That let me apply 3 rows of chevron washi tape, and a strip of yellow scrap.  I used 2 SU! sets to create this.  The first one was Going Global for the compass rose and sentiment, and the second was Hello, Sailor for the tiny anchor.  My inks are Pacific Point and Hello Honey, also from SU. I also used an SU punch for my sentiment and a Gina Marie stitched circle die for the compass.

    Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Put On Your Sunglasses!

     Okay folks, this is a bright one!  This week the Unity Show and Tell Challenge is to use one of Unity's Itty Bitty stamp sets.  The set I have used, is one of my very favorites, which is called "Feel the Joy".  I embossed my yellow background layer with a Cuttlebug folder.  I then created a watercolor layer using the smoosh technique and Distress Inks.  It was cut down and mounted on black to form a thin edge.  Next came the flower stamps from my Itty Bitty.  There were vellum quotes in a little booklet, on my desk.  I cut the phrase in strips and applied them over my background.  My last touch were some clear melon sequins.  Tell me what you think!

     Have a great second half of your Sunday.  The rain seems to have slowed, but it is heading back in later this evening.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sunshiny Days

      I use to think I was addicted to paper, but now I do believe a die addiction has taken over.  You can not only use the die cut, but also the negative to stencil backgrounds and such.  Okay, maybe it is both!

     The challenge over at Little Red Wagon is #339, Sunshiny Days.  Here is how I created this:

Papers:  Bazzill and Gina K. Designs
Stamps:  SU! Stem Silhouettes 2007 which I used for the background and sentiment
Dies:  Gina Marie Dragonfly and Stitched Fishtail dies.  (Yes, they are new)
Punch:  1" circle stenciled with a negative die cut sun
Inks:  Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo
Embellishments:  gem eyes for my dragonfly and enamel dots from SU!

     So happy you dropped by.  Hope to do lots of creating this weekend since most of it will be a wash out.

Friday, April 29, 2016

A 2 Fer Today!

      My folder for cards to post is getting out of hand, so I thought maybe today I would double up on my post.  My first card is one that I designed and created for my DS's 32nd Birthday.  I found this really cool scrap of outdoor paper and I just ran with it.  We both love nature, and I was pleased with the masculine feel that it had when completed.

Papers:  Bazzill Basics Aspin cardstock, Designer paper unknown,
Dies:  Memory Box deer family, Lawn Fawn stitched leaves
Stamps:  Sentiment from Unity,
Inks:  Distress Ink old paper, SU ink wild wasabi
I used the SU piercing mat and added a scrap of green woven ribbon.

    This card will also be taken over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

     My second card is an Easter creation that just did not get posted.  This weather has been so crazy, that the lilacs are just now popping open here.  Add that to the fact that Easter was so dang early this year, and we have my slowness to post.  Just saying......

     I found a fantastic post with this inspiration photo that drew me in.  So happy that I saved it now!

     For this one, I rounded the corners of my base card, added a layer of shimmering lavender card, and then my stamped top panel.

     I used the two step Lilac stamps from SU!, an unknown sentiment, added a square doily and a gemstone butterfly by Recollections.

     I will be entering this at the Card Concept 54 which is spring flowers, and this inspiration photo!

Thanks for visiting and making your way through this long post.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Anything Goes!

     I made this card for a doggie-lover friend at work.  The poor thing came down with shingles.  They are so painful.  Anyhow.......

     My card starts with a white base and a layer of designer paper from Basic Grey called Aurora.  My sentiment and pooch stamps are from Inky Antics.  The dies used are a stitched oval from MFT, and a word die from Sizzix/Tim Holtz. Punched stars are from SU with Diamond Stickles added.  A few turquoise sequins are added for a special pop.

     I would like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where it is Anything Goes.
There is also an Anything Goes at Tuesday Throwdown #291, so I will be taking this over there.

     Hope your week is perking along.  Around here, there have been a few ups and downs, but we are hanging in there.  Just keep smiling!  Thanks so much for the visit.