Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving (again!)

Good Morning!  Just want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I just stopped by Mary's Blog, VeryInkyFingers, ink to paper to fingers,  and she made this gorgeous Christmas card using a napkin and Dazzling Diamonds.....which reminded me of the VIDEO I saw and was inspired to make a card as well.  Although I did not use a napkin, I did use this gorgeous photo my daughter took of the view from her front yard.  Isn't it glorious?

And here is my card:

I used a wood mounted stamp by Rubber Stampede A2430F, which has 5 bare winter trees.  I stamped the tree line twice in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then twice again on acetate, which I then stamped onto the white card stock, upside down, lining it up under the first tree line, to mimic the reflection on what would become my water.   I shaded several different colors of Distress Ink onto my scene, depicting sunset, sky, and water.  And then began the FUN part!  I covered the entire image in Versa Mark Ink and then covered that with Heat And Stick Powder, heated it all the way through and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds all over that.  Heated that, to seal it all together!  Both of those products are by Stampin' Up!  and are incredible!  The Dazzling Diamonds not only dazzle but they blind, it is THAT sparkly!!!
This card wasn't for any Challenge, I just sent it off to my Daughter and Future Son In Law so they could have it.....of course they 'got it' immediately!  lol
As always thank you all so much for stopping by, I appreciate you doing so.
May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving as safely!
Oh and Happy 300th Post to me!  ;)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all enjoy your family and friends and a fabulous feast!

Today's card has nothing to do with the Holiday, well not this one anyways.  I have moved on to Valentine's Day and am happy to do so!

This card will be entered into the Mod Squad Challenge, Timed Challenge, One Layer Card and the Papertrey Ink Challenge, Stamping A Plaid Background.

Now you know I LOVE my layers, but I must say I really LOVE this Love Card!  The plaid background was fun to create.  Once again I did not have the correct types of stamps so I used another road stamp from PTI's City Scene set.  Worked like a charm!  I used Memento Inks in; Angel Pink, Lilac Posies and Pear Tart and a Colorbox Ink in Moss Green.  The word Love is a One Liner also from PTI (thanks again Barbara!) and I colored it a deeper pink to match the card.  I added a bit of thin pink Washi Tape to make a border for the plaid background, and then just 'randomly' tossed a few pink sequins all around.
My time was 12:14.....but worth it!!!  Heck I have spent 2 days on a card before!  True Story!  ;)
It's nice and bright and happy!  Love it!
Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Favorite!!!

Good Day!

Awhile back I won a gift card to Stampendous and when I browsed their site I saw this gorgeous Red Cardinal stamp that I knew I had to have, Cardinal Elements.  If you know me you know I just adore Red Cardinals!!!

My card will be entered into the Inspired By Stamping Color ChallengeWhite, Green, Red and Kraft, IBSIC88. 

The stamp is gorgeous and has lots of details.  The wing detail reminds me of stained glass.  I stamped the entire image, which includes the background music sheet, in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, shaded the white card stock with Antique Linen, Distress Ink, then colored the image with Copic Markers.   Stamped a second wing, colored and fussy cut out, added some white glaze using a Sakura Pen and popped it up on dimensions.  The Designer Paper is by Echo Park, Season's Greetings.  Put many layers under the entire image and set it off kilter for a little different look.....kind of love it that way.  Added a few dots of Liquid Pearls in Flamingo and some red and green accents using Sakura Glitter Pens.  Used an MFT Dotted Scallop Die for the inside border.  A bright red ribbon to complete the look.
Isn't he just glorious???
Hope you are creating something you love today....or tomorrow....or this weekend.....whenever you can!

Sweet Little Flower Girl

Hello Again!

Today's card will be entered into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Thanks/Thanksgiving.

I used the sweet little image, Flower Girl from Great Impressions Stamps. Sentiment from Flourishes, Hydrangeas set.  Colored with Copic Markers and accented with Sakura Glitter Pen.  The Designer Paper is from Authentique, Gathering Collection.  A little bit of lacy ribbon and Enamel Dots for accents.  I think she is adorable!
Thanks for popping in, you know I love it when you do!

Friday, November 21, 2014

I Love You.....

.....To The Moon And Back!

Today's card was such a labor of love.....truly!  This card was made for my daughter's birthday and will be entered into the Simon Says Monday Challenge, To The Moon......

I made my very first Screen card, so easy and they really pack a WOW!!!

This may be the VIDEO I watched.

I'll let my photos explain my card.


Closed With Belly Band
Panel 1

Panels 2 & 3
Panel 4


Envelope Note And Gift Card Holder
I will try list all of my supplies here, it's quite lengthy!

Inkadinkado,Butterfly Flourish # 97901
Flourishes; Hydrangeas, Just My Type
Gina K Designs, Signs Of Spring

Punches & Dies:
Martha Stewart Border Punch
EK Success Butterfly Trio Punch
Spellbinders; Labels #4 (for 'legs'), Classic & Scalloped Ovals
Envelope Punch Board

Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock, All Spruced Up and White
Gina K Designs Designer Paper, Parisian Garden
Copic Markers, Sakura Glitter & Glaze Pens, Enamel Dots, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine.

Thanks so much for coming by, love seeing you!


Valentine Tags 3

And my last post of Valentine's Tags....I think.

These will also be entered into the Stamp TV Challenge, All Things, Great And Small.

Chip board jars and small tags cut out using my Cameo.  I used the stamp sets, Buds & Vases and Simple Hearts from Gina K Designs.  Jar image stamped on card stock and then on Vellum.  Stamped heart images on the card stock and then covered with the Vellum to create my jars, then glued them to the chip board jars.  Decorated with ribbon and Jute Twine, button and chip board button and Baker's Twine.  I stamped the circle hearts onto card stock and then cut out using Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die.  I also stamped xox onto the little tags. 

 I really need to find a 12 step program!  lol  
Thanks so much for coming by.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Valentine's Tags 2


Here are my next 2 Valentine's Tags, also entered into the Stamp TV Challenge, All Things, Great And Small.

Using my Cameo I cut out the chipboard jar shape and the little itty bitty tags.     I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets, Buds & Vases, Home Tweet Home, Simple Hearts and Stamp It Big.  I stamped the jar image twice, once on card stock or Designer Paper and then on to Vellum, fussy cutting each out.  I then stamped my images inside one jar and on the small tags.  I glued the Vellum jars to the card stock ones, then I glued those down to the chipboard jars.  Decorated each with ribbons and Jute Twine, and a chipboard heart and Baker's Twine on one and some small Designer Paper hearts punched out on the other one.   Added some Stickles to the little heart on the little tag.  Again, these will be so sweet with a box of chocolates or other Valentine Trinket.
Thank you so much for dropping by, I appreciate you doing so!