Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nothing Echoes Like An Empty Mailbox

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to a new Monthly Challenge at Great Impressions Use your Favorite Stamp!

I know as crafters and card makers we all adore getting and sending HAPPY MAIL!  My card reflects this wonderful feeling!
I used the Great Impressions stamps; G465 Mailboxes and D447 Empty Mailbox sentiment to create my card.  Images were colored with Copic Markers. 
A few added accents; flourish, button, twine, enamel dots and ribbon.
You don't have to use Great Impressions Stamps to play along, but if you do that would be totally cool!  AND if you do use them, please link up to our Customer Gallery, for an added chance at the end of the year, to win some awesome prizes as a THANK YOU to all of our loyal customers!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by.....may your mailbox NEVER echo!  ;)

Live In The Sunshine....

Today's card will also be entered into the Challenge at the Mod Squad Blog, Pattern Paper and Simon Says Wednesday, We're Going Dotty.
My Designer Papers are Indigo Blue by Cloud Nine Designs.  I mixed and matched several of the prints to achieve this 'woven' look.   Gina K Designs stamp sets, By The Sea and By The Sea 2.  Spellbinders Classic and Scallop Oval dies, enamel brads for accents.  The lighthouse was hand cut.
This is a big (almost) square card measuring, 5.25 x 5.5 inches.
It was so nice of you to come by, appreciate you doing so!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Gardening Fun

Hello Again!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at the Mod Squad Blog, Pattern Paper.

There is nothing more that I enjoy more than crafting.....BUT gardening is a very close second!  If it's Spring, Summer or Fall and I have the time you will probably find me in my gardens.  I LOVE it!

Typically I look more like Pig Pen when gardening, but that's okay!  The stamp set is by Gina K Designs, Green Thumb Diva.  Images colored with Copic Markers.  Core'dinations Pattern Papers, MFT Bracket Edge Duo Border Dies, Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Tonic Corner Punch.
Before heading to the Adirondack chairs and sipping adult beverages, you'll find me in the gardens.
Thanks so much for popping in!

Happy 4th Of July From The Beach

Good Morning!  Hope you all enjoy today!

My card will be entered into the Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Adding Color To Cover Plates.

Using various shades of greens and blues I covered my Chevron Cover Plate.  I then swiped a white ink pad over the entire thing to soften the look.  The photos really don't do it justice, looks so much nicer in real life.

The sentiment is embossed using white glitter powder and die cut using Spellbinders Label 2 die.  The chairs were die cut and stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  Stamps and Dies are the Love Notes sets.  Plain white ribbon adorned with teal Enamel Brads and topped off with a teal sheer bow.  Inside uses a border die for accent.
We actually may act out this card this afternoon sipping a cool adult beverage!
Happy 4th of July to safe!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer Posies

Good Morning! 

Today's card will be entered into several Challenges;

MFT, Sketch
Simon Says Monday, Summer (Posies, Designer Papers And Colors Used)
Dies R Us, Stars & Stripes (Striped DP, Star Sick Pin, MFT Blueprints #12 Dies)
Mod Squad, Pattern Paper (Echo Park, Summer)
Simon Says Wednesday We're Going Dotty (Swiss Dots Embossing Folder)

My sweet little girl image and sentiment is by My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence, I Pick You.  Isn't she so cute standing there offering you her pretty little summer bouquet?  I wanted to make you feel the flavor of summer by using these bright, bold, happy, summer colors.  They remind me of lemonade and watermelon, 2 of summer's delights!

While my sweet girl is hand cut, the dies I used are also from My Favorite Things, Blueprints #12, this die set has so many wonderful dies, all very versatile, circles, banners, flags, flowers, leaves, etc.  Images colored with Copic Markers and accented with Sakura Glaze & Glitter Pens.  Melon Mambo Ink.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  Sheer Ribbon, Pink Ribbon Bow and White Star Stick Pin to jazz it up a bit.  I also added a little circle of Vellum to the circle die cut, adds a bit of mystery.  And a few dotted stars to the inside border. 
Thanks so much for coming by. 
Today kicks off the long Holiday Weekend.....mine starts at about noon today, after work.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy News!!!

Good Happy Morning!

I finally get to share some EXCITING news with you all!!!

I have just been made a Design Team Member for GREAT IMPRESSIONS STAMPS!!!  Whahoo!  I am beyond thrilled and honored!  I am so fortunate to be among this talented group of gals!!!

Here's a little introduction of the newest members (including moi!!!)  New Design Team and their FUN and FABULOUS Blog.

I hope you check them out and their wonderfully illustrated stamps and support me in this new wild adventure!  :)

Thanks so much!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sweet Baby Girl

Good Afternoon!

Just a sweet little baby card to share with you today, using the Triple Time Stamping Technique.  My dear and wildly talented friend, Judy Woodland is hosting the Stamp TV Triple Time Revisited Challenge this week!   A crazy fun technique for sure!

This card will also be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

Here is my card:

I used the stamp sets A Year Of Flowers 2, Basket Blessings and Pretty Patterns 2, all from Gina K Designs.  I have tried this technique before, but using 3 different sized rectangles, this version, with squares and rectangle and the words were a bit more tricky!  BUT I do like the outcome.  Copic Markers to color images, Pink Gingham Ribbon, thin Jute Twine, Wooden Heart accent (also colored with a Copic Marker) Sakura Glaze Pen and an Adhesive Pearl in a pink stripe.   

This Baby Card is a bit different than your typical one, but it conveys all the love just the same! 
Judy shared Sheri Whitfield's Video for instructions.  I like this Gal she is talented and fun! 
Thanks so much for stopping by, love it when you do!