Thursday, August 27, 2015

For Someone Special

Good Day! 

Gorgeous day here, cooler temps and less work today (well other than my own chores--but I can deal).

This card is titled Someone Special.

I will enter this in the following Challenges; MFT Sketch, Dies R Us, The Great Outdoors, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes! and Simon Says Work It Wednesday.

I think I went quite literal on this Sketch. 
I used the Spellbinders Captivating Squares dies, YOWZA!  A little sponging using Melon Mambo Ink by Stampin' Up!  The Butterfly die is from Cheery Lynn, cut in black card stock and layered beneath with some Vellum.  Gina K Designs, White and Wild Orchid card stock.  

The sentiment is by MFT, Pure Innocence, I Pick You!   Adhesive Pearl and Rhinestone flourish for accent.
For all of MY 'someone specials' out there, I hope you know who you are!!!
And in case you missed my Hubby's latest find.  He's becoming a 12 year old again bringing me all types of creatures, yesterday it was an itty bitty toad.  Who says the romance has gone out of our marriage?  lol

Thanks for fluttering by!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop.

Hello Again!

Today I am participating in the Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop

Here is the Inspirational Photo, gorgeous colors!
And here is my card, Colorful Lupines.
I was inspired by all of those beautiful colors!  I used the Flower Favorites stamp and die sets from Papertrey Ink.  There's a lot of masking going on here as the Lupines are 2 images connected as one stamp.   I stamped a row of them directly to the card stock and then using the dies I cut and stamped several more.  They are such a beautiful flower, some I have grown from seed smuggled out of Nova Scotia where my Mother was born.  Shhhh.  They may be a 'tender perennial' here on Cape Cod as they never seem to last from season to season, bummer!   

Inks used;  Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi
And that sentiment, works on so many levels.  I love it!
Thanks so much for hopping on by, appreciate you taking a peek!

Note Cards

Happy Tuesday!  Back on the Great Impressions Blog!

A couple of little note cards and matching envelopes.

These were created using several Great Impressions stamps, C270 Butterfly Trio, D508 Fun Flower Border and E791 Sweet Sentiments. 

I randomly stamped the flower border image all over on a larger piece of card stock and colored with Copic Markers.  Then I cut it in half creating smaller panels, one for each note card.   I also created 2 panels with texture using a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. 
Added my butterfly image and each sentiment to a piece of card stock, die cut using Classic Circles, layered onto a piece of lime green card stock die cut using the Scallop Circles.  A little bit of ribbon to dissect each panel and a few pretty pink rhinestones for accent.  I may make a few more of these note cards and perhaps a box as a gift set.  Everyone loves those! 
You still have a few days to play along in the Great Impressions Monthly Challenge, Add A Sentiment.   Don't forget to upload any of your Great Impressions creations to our Customer may win some bonus prizes come year end just for being a loyal Customer!!!
Thanks for popping on in, so happy you did!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hogs & Kisses Tag

Good Afternoon!  It's a swampy kind of day here, so why not craft through the fog? 

I made this sweet little tag (no card attached) for the Challenges at Tag You're It, Photo Inspiration and for the Color Challenge at MFT.

I used the MFT die Traditional Stitched Tags.....LOVE these!!!  The stamp sets are all from Gina K Designs, Birthday Hoot, Funny Farm and Signs Of Spring.  Image colored with Copic Markers.  A bit of Blue Raffia, Green Eyelet and Enamel Brads for accents.

I did a little masking with the balloon images and both sentiments to make them all fit better.  So cute!  That face....omgeeee that face, I always feel as if that pig knows something that I don't lol

Thanks for coming by.....hope you can find your way back through the fog.



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lavender And Lace

Good Afternoon!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at Mod Squad, Lavender And Lace, hosted by one of my ever talented BFF's Judy Woodland and Stamp TV, Count Your Layers, hosted by another one of my ever talented BFF's Barbara Campbell.

I started with Lovely Lavender card stock of course and the All Occasion Tags, Dreams, and Lacy Borders stamp sets, all by Gina K Designs.  The tag die is by MFT, Traditional Stitched Tags.  

I layered 2 tags together, the bottom one I used White Embossing Powder and a pretty lacy border stamp.  The top has an image and sentiment stamped using inks in Tuxedo Black  and Wisteria Wonder.  I also added a layered butterfly using the EK Success Trio Butterfly Punch, bottom layers in card stock, top in Vellum accented with 3 small Adhesive Rhinestones.  An eyelet and ribbon threaded through the tags. 

Check out the fine detail on that lacy border stamp, it looks like real lace!
I have counted 10 layers on this card. 
Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Love And Marriage

Good Morning!

Just trying out some ideas for a Wedding card as my daughter's is in 5 short weeks!  Eek!  Their vows will be exchanged under a magnificent Chinese Mulberry Tree.

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Masking Sentiments

I used the stamp set, Love & Marriage from Papertrey Ink, how appropriate!  I made a mask of the sentiment and placed it in the center of my panel.  Then I stamped that beautiful tree right over the mask in Always Artichoke Ink.  Pulled up the mask and stamped the sentiment again using Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder.  I made a frame using the Gold Embossing Powder too and layered the image over it.  Another layer of card stock in Asparagus.
Clean And Simple!
Thanks again for coming by, you know I love it when you do!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Root Beer Float

Good Afternoon!

The other day I took my Mom out for a Root Beer Float and then decided to try and make one.....on a card!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Curtain Call, Mason Jar and at Stamp TV, Count Your Layers and MFT Sketch.


I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets, Buds And Vases and Sweet Strawberries.  MFT Blueprints #12 for flower and sentiment banner, Bracket Edge Duo on inside.  Spellbinders Labels 3 die set. 

I've counted 17 layers.  Spellbinders die cuts were cut first out of a very thick card stock and layered with brown card stock and Designer Paper.  The mason jar stamp was also stamped on to the same thick card stock and then a piece of Vellum.  Both colored using a brown Copic Marker and fussy cut out.  Designer Paper by My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found, Blush.

Glitter added to the flower center and the foam on top.  A Straw, Ribbon, and Enamel Brads for accents.  I also added some drops of Glossy Accents to mimic condensation.
Thanks for coming by.