Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Welcome Home Bird Tag

Hello, hope the week is treating you well!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Stamp TV, You Have Me In Stitches.  Hosted by the one, the only Leslie Turner.

I pulled out an older Gina K Designs stamp set, Home Tweet Home.  I was horrified when I realized I am missing the sentiment stamp that actually says Home Tweet Home  :(  Bummer!

I stamped several leaves from the GKD set, Stipple Nature in Antique Linen and Always Artichoke.

MFT has this great die set, Stitched Traditional Tags, perfect for this Challenge and that stamp image!  Who doesn't love a tag.....on a card?!?!  lol
Images colored with Copic Markers.  Eyelet, Baker's Twine and Enamel Brads for added interest. 
This little gem will be winging it's way to Pennsylvania.
For those of you who showed some interest in yesterday's Joy Fold Card here is a wonderful Video by Beate! 
Thanks so much for dropping in.  Now run on over to Stamp TV  and get your craft on!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fence With Flowers.....Joy Fold Card

Happy Tuesday! 

Back on the Great Impressions Blog!

My card for today uses the fabulous GI Stamps;  G527 Fence With Flowers and C270 Butterfly Trio.

I initially wanted to make this card a 'gate fold' and use the fence as the gate portion, but when I saw a 'joy fold' card I knew this would work just as well.  The base of the card measures 4.5" x 7" and is scored at the 5" mark.  The insert measures 3.5" x 7" and is scored at the 3.5" mark.  The butterfly in the top right is mounted on Classic and Scallop Circle dies, then pop dots were added to the top portion, this lets the corner of the focal image tuck right under and keep closed.

Images colored with Copic Markers.  Hi-lights were given to the flower centers and butterflies using Sakura Glitter and Glaze Pens.

Border Punch and Corner Tabs used for accents.  The Butterfly Trio were masked and stamped separately, all 3 were used.
What I love about this Fence With Flowers image is that you can control the season by adjusting your colors.  Summer brights, the warm colors of Fall, add some snow for a winter scene.  It's all possible!
Thanks for joining me today.  Remember our Great Impressions Monthly Challenge , For The Kids, has begun.  When using our wonderful Great Impressions stamps don't forget to link your creations up to our Customer Gallery!
This card will also be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, Autumn Is In The Air, Penny Black, Warm Autumn Colors and Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wishing You.....Happy Holidays

Good Afternoon! 

Although this is my first Christmas card of this Season, I am not very fond f it.  It was one of the first cards I made coming back from the 'Wedding Hiatus'.  Mo and Jo were shy then.....but since I have made several cards and I think they are back in the groove of it all.  Phew!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Power Poppy, WCMD Sketch and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

You had to use this Sketch, non-traditional colors for a Holiday card and add some Bling!

I know blue and white or red and green are commonly used for Holiday cards, but  decided to go with different hues of blues and greens, together.  I tried to make the top portion look like an actual gift by using the Flourishes stamp set, That's A Wrap, bow was fussy cut out.  I also cropped the sentiment from the Power Poppy stamp set, Short Stacks.  It originally said; Wishing You a day filled with All The Things You Love!

Spellbinders Pendants and Classic Circle dies and MFT Blueprints #12 die.  Inks in Not Quite Navy and Wild Wasabi.  Rhinestones. 
One down 456 more to go, or so it seems.
Thanks for popping in, so happy you did!

It's Party Time!

Good Monday Morning!  I should be working, but I have postponed that til later in the week.  Seems like a good idea today, I'll let you know on Friday if it actually was!  ;)

My card for today will be entered into the Challenges at MFT Sketch, Power Poppy, Bits & Pieces, and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

I used the Power Poppy stamp set, Short Stacks and cropped the top tier off the gift stack, using the cupcake and pitcher full of beautiful tulips, pink ones in this case.

Spellbinders Captivating Squares dies as well as MFT Blueprints #12 die and the sentiment from Martinis On Me!  Corner Rounder, Vellum, Sequins for accents.  I left the ends of the Vellum and Sentiment Banners unattached, kind of like how they wave.  Images colored with Copic Markers.
Thanks so much for coming by on this 'workless' Monday!  ;)

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Good Afternoon!

Still in the craft room making cards, out what fun I have been having!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says; Monday's Ombre and Wednesday's Anything Goes!

I used Papertrey Ink's Flower Favorites stamp set and the Swoosh stamp and die set.  I was going to make the Lupines Ombre but decided just to used the different shades of pink card stock to achieve my look.  Inks in Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi.  Ribbons and sequins for accents.

Pink Party Ducks

Good Morning!  Happy Sunday! 

And it's time for a brand new Monthly Challenge at Great Impressions  This month's theme is For The Kids.

I decided to make a gift bag for a little girl.  Instead of coloring these fun loving Great Impressions stamps G458 Party Ducks.  yellow I went with shades of pink, perfect for a little girl celebrating her birthday.

I used a Kraft bag and added a 'belly band' of purple card stock.  Topped that off with a Fanciful Lattice die cut in pink card stock.  Then stamped my cute image on white card stock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I also added pink and purple dots all over.

LOTS of polka dots!

E791 Sweet Sentiments added to a Traditional Stitched Tag die.  I also spattered pink and purple craft paint all over the bag.  Pink and purple ribbons and bows to dress it all up and tie it together.

GI Monthly Challenge starts today!!!  Although you do not have to use Great Impressions Stamps to play along, we would LOVE it if you did!  And when you do, please link your GI creations up to our Customer Gallery, because come year end you will be in the running to win some awesome prizes!

Thanks so much for popping by!



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Things With Wings

Hello again!  Still in my craft room!  Shocker!!!

This sweet little card will be entered into the Challenges at Mod Squad, Anything With Wings and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

Talk about Clean And Simple!  Wow!  I used PTI stamp sets, Swoosh and Flower Favorites (butterfly).  Inks in Melon Mambo and Tuxedo Black.  'Randomly' placed sequins--you know how hard it is to get them just right.....randomly lol 
That's it.  End of post.  ;)