Sunday, April 19, 2015

Happy New Baby

Hello Again!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Make Your Own Background.



I made my background 'quilt-style'. Using 4 different Designer Papers I cut 12 squares and then adhered them all down on a piece of card stock in a pleasing pattern.  As we don't know the sex of the baby as yet, I went with the neutral color of green, seemed like a safe bet!  Sizzix Wildflower die topped with Button and Jute Twine layered on Spellbinder's Heart and Scallop Circle dies.  EK Success Tag Punch, which has been cropped and tied with Baker's Twine.  Stamp set is by Gina K Designs, Mommy To Be Diva set.  Images colored with Copic Markers. 


 
I hope to hear what they will be having soon, so I can make a pink or blue card too!  Look at that baby, super cute!!!
 
Thanks for popping in!
 
Enjoy~~


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Window Box 2

Good Morning!

Another Window Box Card which will be entered into the Challenge at Dies R Us, April Showers Bring May Flowers.  And I am thankful for that!!!


I created this card when I made the other Window Box card, so the instructions are the same for the first part;

I started by creating my wood grain background to mimic the house or shed you might find this window box hanging on. I used Distress Inks in, Antique Linen and Weathered Wood, and then some White ink as well.  I used an EK Success Border Punch to create the box portion, 2 rows of this particular punch.

The flowers were made using a Martha Stewart punch, but this particular punch is a bit different in it punches out only portions of the flower, so I hand cut them out, just had to snip a little bit away from the center on each petal.  I don't think I have ever used it properly.  I'll have to look that up.  lol  Sizzix Branch With Leaves die and Copic Marker colored Adhesive Pearls. 
 

The sentiment is from Gina K Designs, One In A Million, stamped in Garden Green ink.
 
I really enjoyed making these Window Box cards.  They make me HAPPY!
 
Thanks for coming by!
 
Enjoy~~
 


Friday, April 17, 2015

Window Box 1

Good Afternoon!  Hope you all have some fun plans for your upcoming weekend! My daughter, soon to be son in law, and grand fur baby are coming down........wedding stuff!  YAY!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Curtain Call, Bouquet.

 
I wanted to go BIGGER than a bouquet and made a whole window box!  I started by creating my wood grain background to mimic the house or shed you might find this window box hanging on. I used Distress Inks in, Antique Linen and Weathered Wood, and then some White ink as well.  I used an EK Success Border Punch to create the box portion, 2 rows of this particular punch.  The flowers are from PTI's Daydreamer set, and were stamped in Stampin' Up! inks in Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Garden Green (grass on the inside).   I stamped off on some of the flowers to create different shades.  All fussy cut out---but I just ordered the die set last night at 10 p.m. lol  Sizzix Branch With Leaves die.  Some of the flowers have been popped up on 3D dots to create dimension. 
Sentiment from Gina K Designs, One In A Million stamp set.  Now if I could only get my window boxes to look like this!
 
If I am not playing in the dirt, I will be stamping an instant garden!
 
Enjoy~~


Time For A Cuppa

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!

Well for some reason I thought there was a Challenge out there in the atmosphere where you had to use a Tea Cup.....but I was incorrect, it was just a lovely inspirational card creation.  Oh well. My card does use a tea cup!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Mod Squad Blog, Wheel In The Color, hosted by my very good friend, Judy Woodland and for the MFT Sketch



 
 
 
I used the colors from this section of the Color Wheel; Yellow-Green, Blue-Green & Red Columns.  The image is from the Grab A Cup stamp set from Flourishes (because I thought I was doing a Tea Challenge lol) colored with Copic Markers.    The Designer Paper is by S.E.I, Dill Blossom.  MFT Double Dot Border used inside and out.  A wee bit of ribbon, and a layer of Vellum, which gives the cup of tea a steamy effect.    

 
A simple little card, flat.....for easy mailing, gotta love that!
 
Enjoy a cuppa whatever to get you going.
 
Thanks so much for coming by.....the kettle is still on!  ;)
 
Enjoy~~
 
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

War Of The Roses

Good Afternoon!

I have 2 cards to share with you today!  I have been in a flower stamping mood!  It's SPRING!!!

These cards will be entered into the Challenges at Stamp TV, Let's Go To The Movies (where your card should represent any movie at all) and for Simon Says Monday, In The Middle.

My movie is War Of The Roses.....a craaaaaazy little movie from the 80's.  My roses, leaves and pearls are in the middle.


I used the stamp set, A Year Of Flowers 2 and Designer Paper, Watercolor Garden both from Gina K Designs.  Roses colored with copic markers as well as the adhesive pearls.  Leaves fussy cut out.  Corner Punch.
Pink Rose

   Yellow Rose
 
VERY simple cards, yet pretty!
 
Thanks so much for coming by, appreciate you doing so!
 
Enjoy~~

Monday, April 13, 2015

Enjoy Your Birthday

Hello!  I am HAPPY to say Spring has finally showed up.....YIPPEE!

 
I created another chipboard anchor using a Qickutz anchor die # DS0321 (I previously called it a Sizzix die).  The Designer Papers are by Cloud 9, Wild Indigo.  Spellbinder's Classic and Scallop Circle dies.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  MFT Blueprints #12 dies, Harlequin border die, on the inside.  Sentiment from Gina K Designs, Enjoy The Sunshine. Eyelets for accents.
 

 
This card will be entered into the following Challenges:
 
 
MFT, Sketch
 
 
MFT, Color
 
 
 
Dies R Us, One For The Boys
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Enjoy~~


Saturday, April 11, 2015

CAS Butterfly

Good Morning!

Quick post.  This simple little card will be entered into the Challenge at the Mod Squad, Butterfly Focal.


 
Using a Spellbinders Classic Circle die,  I made a mask and stamped the 'wordy' stamp from Gina K Designs, Botanicals stamp set into the circle.  The sentiment is from her One In A Million set. The butterfly is an EK Success 3 part punch.  I used purple and glitter card stocks and Vellum for the layers.  Added a trail of rhinestones and a larger one to top off the butterfly.
 
This card is already winging it's way west!
 
Thanks for coming by.
 
Enjoy~~