Wednesday, May 03, 2017

New Blog

I have started a new blog and for those of my followers who wish to continue following my posts I have posted the link to it below.  I will be leaving this blog up for continued reference and inspiration, but no new posts will be put up on it, those will all be on my new one.  Thanks!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Birthday Wishes

How about a clean and simple card today?

The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.

The black background is 4 1/8"x2 7/8."  I used one of the Border Dies from Jaded Blossom to cut the scallop at the bottom.  I cut a white rectangle at 2"x4" and then used six different Distress Inks to create the ombre effect in the background.  I used: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, dried marigold, carved pumpkin, candied apple, & fired brick.

The dog silhouette is a stamp from Paper Smooches.  It is from the Paws for a Cause stamp set.  I heat embossed it on the white rectangle before I created the ombre background.

The sentiment is also from Jaded Blossom.  It is from the Dog-Gone Awesome stamp set.

I made this for the following challenges:
Less Is More: three adjacent color wheel colors
Pile It On: fire or red/orange color scheme
Crazy 4 Challenges: use an animal
CASology: youth
Cardz TV: anything goes

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Tons of Fun

This fun shaped card is for my godson's birthday, which is coming up at the end of the month.

The card was made by using an elephant from "ZooBalloo" to create the base.  I cut two of the shadows and adhered them together at the top.  

The balloons are from "Birthday Bash."  I used foam tape to adhere them at the top and regular glue to adhere them under the trunk.  The flag is from "Create a Critter."  I hid the face on the flag and then stamped my sentiment on the flag.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Mini Messages set.  I used foam tape to adhere the top part and regular glue to adhere the stick under the trunk.  I added a bow from "The First Few Years" to finish off the front.

I used two different stamps to create my sentiment on the inside.  The top part is from Jaded Blossom, the Party Animal stamp set.  The bottom part is from My Favorite Things, the Adorable Elephants set.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sugar & Spice

I just had to play with this adorable little stamp from Jaded Blossom!

I used the new Sweeter Than Candy stamp set for the image and the sentiment.  I colored her with Chameleon markers.  The candies all have either Wink of Stella or Stickles to add some shimmer and glitter.  I covered all the candies and her eyes with glossy accents. 

I used metal dies to cut out the mats.  The red mat is from the Scallop Rectangle Dies 1 and the white mat is from Rectangle Dies 1.

I made this for the following challenges:
Cardz TV: sketch challenge (sketch #8)

Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: something fun

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Monochromatic Birds

Wow, I haven't been around in a while!  The holiday season was pretty busy, then my husband and I went to Washington to visit some friends for a week.  I came back from vacation with a nasty cold so that laid me out for a bit.  I also started school shortly after I got back, so I have been trying to get my schedule figured out with class, work, and homework.  I think I am finally a little settled and I had today off from work, so I decided to do a little crafting.

I got these new stamps by Tim Holtz and wanted to play with them a little, so I created four monochromatic cards in different colors.  The birds are all stamped on white card stock, then cut with my Brother Scan 'n' Cut.  I colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  The cards are 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and I used the Card Mat Dies from Jaded Blossom to cut each polka dot mat for the cards.  I also used the Stitched Hexagon Dies for the hexagon mats.  The sentiments are from Supersized Birthday Greetings.  I finished each card with some coordinating gems.