Monday, October 20, 2014

Recessed Window

Hello Again!  This card, which I just had to share, is my 1600th card loaded on to My Gallery At Stamp TV.  WHAHOO!!!  For those of you about to ask, yeah I do not have a life!  lol  I just love to make cards.  And one of the great things about my little obsession is, I SEND 90% of them out too!  Yay me!  I love mail, I love getting mail, I love sending mail and I hope all that receive my cards love getting them too!  Okay enough blowing my own horn!

This card was made for the October Release Party Challenge at Stamp TV, to make a Recessed Card.  I will also be entering it into the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Anything Goes.

I was on Pinterest yesterday and saw this Gorgeous card, thought I would use it as inspiration, clicked on it and arrived at the Blog for instructions.  I was surprised when I recognized the author, Theresa Momber.  You will find her beautiful card there and her easy to use instructions!  That post was from 2009, and it's still valuable today, 5 years later.   WOW!!!

Here is my creation: 
 
 
I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets Stamper's Favorites, Take Flight, Tropical Leaves.  I really like this recessed window design, I think I have made one before, it has so much depth.   Adhesive Rhinestones and Stickles on leaves and butterfly make this card shimmer and shine! 
 
 
 
Using Distress inks in Antique Linen and Peeled Paint I stamped tropical leaves on the insert.

 
Sentiment stamped on a little flag banner, rhinestone accent.  Top leaves are a Sizzix Die.

 
 The butterfly is on 2 layers of chipboard, which I stamped and fussy cut out.  The leaves are also cut out.  All colored with Copic Markers.

The Blog instructions also have a link to the VIDEO at SplitCoastStampers......check it out!

Thanks so much for joining me this busy Monday!  I have to go grocery shopping but you know I will be hitting the craft room afterwards!

ENJOY~~






The Stockings Were Hung.....

Back again with another Christmas card.  Sometimes when the mood strikes you have to run with it!

This card will also be entered into the Challenge at Stamp TV, Christmas Comes Early and the Challenge at Simon Says Monday, Anything Goes (although as of this writing they haven't put up that little 'linkie thing'.....hmmmm).

 
Gina K Designs stamp set, Wishing You Joy.  Designer Papers by Michael's Recollections, Christmas Sugar Plum.  The card consists of 3 panels.  Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circle Dies.  Brown and Green thin ribbon, images and Adhesive Pearls colored with Copic Markers. 
 
Thank you for popping in, hope you are starting your Christmas cards too.....it will be here before you know it.....EGADS!!!
 
Enjoy~~


Happy Holidays & Buttons

Good Monday Morning!  Had such a fun and productive weekend with the kids and wedding planning.  The weather was just perfect to scout the venue and meet with caterers.......it's COMING!

So, now of course, it's time to make some Holiday cards! 

This card will be entered into the Mod Squad Challenge, Who's Got The Button?, Simon Says Monday, Challenge, Anything Goes and the Challenge at Stamp TV, Christmas Comes Early.

 
The Designer Papers are Nordic Holiday, by Basic Grey.  Card stock and stamp by Gina K Designs, Let It Snow set.  EK Success Border Punch, Baker's Twine, Buttons, and Copic Marker colored Adhesive Pearls, and a little 'piping' using a Sakura White Glaze Pen.
 
Love this look and was inspired by cards on Pinterest.
 
Hope you all have a great start to the week!  Thanks for coming by.
 
Enjoy~~


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Who's Got The Button?

I have a quick and easy card for you today, one that will be entered into the Mod Squad Blog Challenge, Who's Got The Button?

 
Gina K Designs stamp sets used, Buds And Vases and Holiday Basket, as well as her Designer Paper, Parisian Garden and her card stock, Lovely Lavender and Vibrant Violet.  I folded a doily in half and used that as my focal pointLayering it with flags and a heart die cut, button and twine.  I stamped random flowers and added adhesive pearls to the centers, colored with Copic Markers.  Corner Punch also used.  A simple little card, but I love that sentiment.
 
Hope you are doing something you love today.....thanks for stopping by.
 
Enjoy~~   


I'm So Excited I Wet My Plants

A fun little card with a fancy little fold.  This will be entered into the Art Impressions Challenge, Fancy Folds.


I used Art Impressions, Gardeners set.  Super cute old couple, love them!  All images colored with Copic Markers.  Sakura Glitter pens added to glasses and bee wings and trail.  Border and Corner Punches used. 


Top fold look.


 
Back fold look. sentiment reads, I'm So Excited I Wet My Plants!
 
Thanks for coming by.
 
Enjoy~~


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy Hydrangea

I'm back again with another card.  This will be entered into the following Challenges:

Curtain Call, Burlap Banner, MFT, Sketch Challenge, and the Simon Says Wednesday, Color Coordinates, black, slate, orange peel, green apple and lavender.

 
And here is my card:
 
 
I used the Hydrangeas stamp set from Flourishes.  Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circle Dies used.   Images colored with Copic Markers.  Small Hydrangea fussy cut out. 
 

 
Small holes punched out at the bottom and then backed with green card stock.  Thin green ribbon and green rhinestones for accents. 

 
Tag dies from My Favorite Things, Blueprint #12.  Sakura Orange Glaze Pen for flower centers.  A simple and fun card.
 
Thanks so much for coming by, come back soon! 
 
Enjoy~~




Black & White & Loved All Over

Happy Weekend!  Looks like another fabulous Fall day!  Life Is Good....Knock On Wood!

Today's card I am entering into the Challenge over at Poppy Sketch, #17, With A Pop Of Pattern, Houndstooth.

 
And here is my card:
 
 
 
I used one of my older sets from Gina K Designs, Vintage Borders, and the sentiment and snowflake are from the Wishing You Joy set.  I stamped the multi lingual Merry Christmas 3 times, creating the background, which is popped up on the card base to add dimension.  
 

I also stamped the scalloped border adding rhinestones to each center.  The sentiment is stamped in black ink while the snowflake was stamped in light grey and then traced using a Sakura Clear Star Glitter Pen.  A border of  Houndstooth Designer Paper is the backdrop for the sentiment tag.  One additional large rhinestone was added to the snowflake center. 
 
I like the non traditional colors (or lack thereof) of this Christmas card, I wonder how the recipient will react to receiving a black and white Christmas card?!?!
 
Thanks so much for coming by, appreciate you doing so.
 
Enjoy~~