Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Blessings

Hello there!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at Mod Squad, Easter and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

I used the Roses Are Red stamp set from Flourishes.....of course I didn't color any of them red.  lol  The sentiment is from GKD, Basket Of Happiness set.  Flowers colored with Copic Markers.  Spellbinders Classic and Scallop Oval dies, MFT Blueprints #12 Banner die, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, ribbon and Vellum for accents.

Easter is coming early this year, April 5th.....just enough time to get this in the mail.
Thank you so much for coming by, appreciate you doing so.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Happiest Of Birthdays

Good Afternoon!

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!    I also entered into the March Release Challenge at Stamp TV.
I was inspired by a card on Pinterest.  The stamp sets are from Gina K Designs, Eclectic Summer and Spring Parade.  I stamped my images on one piece of card stock and colored them with Copic Markers, then I cut them into 3 panels and adhered it to a piece of black card stock to add borders and make the colors POP!  Added a bit of Sakura Glitter pen, an enamel brad and several adhesive pearls.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Vellum with a backing of white card stock.
A simple little birthday card.
Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Good Afternoon!

I thought I would play along in the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge today, how fun! 

My card will also be entered into the Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes Challenge. 

Such a pretty little inspiration photo.

PTI March 2015 Blog Hop Inspiration Photo
I have completely fallen in love with this PTI stamp set, Daydreamer!  Oh My Word!
Using a few of the many flower styles I created my Spring me when I say these will be the only flowers I see for a very long time, as my yard still has 2 feet of snow on it....2 feet!!!  Oy Vay! 
Inks in Antique Linen, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Soft Sky
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Punch and some Vellum for accents.  Just a sweet little Spring like card to give me HOPE!  lol
This is the first time I have participated in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop......YAY!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Be Happy In Pink And Green

Good afternoon!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at PTI, Stamping And Mixing Patterns and Simon Says Monday, One Stamp, Many Ways.

I found this photo on Pinterest as my inspiration.

I used several stamp sets from Papertrey Ink, City Scene, Happy Hexagons, Pretty Petals, and Uncorked.  I made 3 different small panels of Designer Paper using inks in Melon Mambo, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi.  
I also used an MFT Mini Tab die and an EK Success (3 layer) Butterfly Punch.  Pink and green ribbons, eyelets, Vellum and a few rhinestones for accents.
So fun to make your own Designer Paper. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

You Color My World

Hello Again!

This card will be entered into the Challenge at the Mod Squad, hosted by my online BFF, Judy Woodland.  The Challenge is appropriately titled Magazine Madness. 

O. M. Gee!

My card initially started with flowers.  They were crumpled up and tossed.  Then I went with starfish and seashells......yup they also were crumpled up and tossed. 

Color....I just went with color! 

Using Papertrey Ink's Hexagon Cover Plate, I cut out a black frame and then all the different shades of colors in pink, yellow, orange, green, teal, blue and purple.  Then I glued the black frame and all of the little hexagon colors onto chipboard to give it a little more oomph!

The sentiment is from A life She Loved, stamp set by Taylored Expressions.  Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, background lightly colored with a BG10 Copic Marker, Cool Shadow.  The word COLOR also uses Copic Markers and is topped off with a bit of Dazzling Details from Stampin' Up!  Their 'brand' of Stickles.  I poked 2 holes to add some plain white knotted ribbon and also left the inside a blank white, thought the contrast might stand out.
This was very challenging for me.....but I think I am happy with my result.
Thanks so much for coming by.

Have A Lovely Day

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the MFT, Bonus Sketch Challenge, they have teamed up with PageMaps for this one.

I literally followed the sketch.  Designer Papers by Authentique, The Gathering Collection.  I made a hand cut tag, rounded corners, punched out the top portion with an EK Success label punch, I used a Spellbinders Small Labels die for the bottom portion. 
You can see the sequins here.
 I wanted to do something with that bottom window, so I covered it with Vellum, then I decided to make a little shaker box.  Cut a frame using fun foam and 2 of the Spellbinders dies, which makes it so easy to create a shaker, then filled it with orange sequins and bronze glitter.  It's hard to see because of my Vellum layer, but you can hear it for sure!  

Using MFT's Blueprints #12 banner die, I cut out 2 banners, one in Ivory card stock one in the Designer Paper.  I also used another punch from the EK Success label punch.  Got out my little Janome Sewing Machine and sewed the seam down the middle and the 2 tags in the upper left corner.  Popped up the tag with 3D dots and adhered my tag, topped with a sentiment from MFT's Sweet Roses stamp set, a few scattered sequins and some Baker's Twine. 
Thanks so much for coming by, I really appreciate you doing so!
Enjoy and have a lovely day!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Birthday Wine

Good Morning!  Yes we have more snow, yes the calendar says it's Spring and yes it is snowing again, RIGHT NOW!  Yes, these are the reasons I make so many cards, I just lock myself away in my craft room!

Today's card will be entered into the MFT Sketch Challenge.

This was a great sketch to play with.  I started with some pretty background paper, Teresa Collins, Hello, My Name Is.   I found a package of cork paper I had in my stash and cut that out using a Spellbinders Classic Circle die and topped with a Scallop Circle in white card stock.  The stamp and matching die set is Uncorked by Papertrey Ink.  MFT products, Blueprints #12, using the banner die and the 2 little dot dies (which I used under the 3 enamel brads).  Some vellum layered on both wine glasses  and over the long panel which is popped up on 3D dots. 

Inside Sentiment

If this weather continues, I see a lot of wine in my future!  lol
Thanks for coming by, hope you are all actually experiencing a real Spring like day!