Sunday, January 29, 2017

Valentine Love

There is still time to sign up for the give away. Please see the post in the upper right corner of my blog. I will be announcing the name on February 1st.

Today's Featured Stamper challenge is the brilliant gallery of snowqueen. I love so many wonderful creations in her gallery. I found this beauty: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=118730 and love the simplicity of the card. I am finishing up the cards for my nieces Valentines for her class and this design was perfect.

Rather than adding layers to the oval I die cut out the oval on my owls. Then added embossing around the opening. Finished off with a couple of green duck embellishments. For the bottom two I left the ovals out and just embossed the layers with different embossed hearts as Carolyn had used hearts on her card.

Valentine Love

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Thankful Dog

Wonderful inspiration challenge today at I found this fun t-shirt Image. It made me think of this fun dog from Tim Holtz.

Colored the dog with copics. Then I grabbed my stash of scrap papers and found all these fun patterned papers that all seemed to coordinate. Mounted them on a brown CS and added a sentiment and a punched leaf.

Copics used: C0, C3, C5, C7, C9, R20, R24, R29 & R32

Thankful Dog

Koala Note

Super fun challenge on SCS. We went Down Under

Did the Smack & Squirt technique that Miss Susie (susie australia) refers to on her cards. I finally got it to work. Thank you Miss Susie for all your help. It finally worked. Once dry I stamped leaves over the BG. Added the DP and ribbon stamped the image and mounted. Finished off with some 3D leaves, flowers and bird.


Copics used: C0, C1, C3, R30, E31, E35 & Y 35


Koala Note


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bear Thanks



These darling images are from Green Duck Sales. They have a great fan club program that you can check out:  www.diecutclub.com  or you can follow them at www.facebook.com/DieCutClub. Check out my exciting news on the give away. You have until February 1st to get entered.


Today's newest Featured Stamper is Lynne Jardine, known around here as Ruby-dooby-doo! Lynne has a wonderful gallery with fun designs & fabulous colors. I found this wonderful CARD. I loved the title so I did the same, used scraps.

Cut down the scraps I had to do a very similar layout. Added texture to them and mounted the pieces. Added dimensionals to the Green Duck embellishment and finished off with homemade candy dots.

Bear Thanks

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Snowy Holidays!



These darling images are from Green Duck Sales. They have a great fan club program that you can check out:  www.diecutclub.com  or you can follow them at www.facebook.com/DieCutClub. Check out my exciting news for the Green Duck above. Still time to get entered for the drawing!


IC581 - It's the Oh So Beautiful Paper website. I found this wonderful SNOWFLAKE. I got this snowflake die cut just after Christmas and thought it was perfect to use from my inspiration. Die cut the snowflake and mounted. Added a sentiment on a punched ornament and added an additional snowflake and gem on the ornament.

CCC17FEB is adding people on our cards. I thought this wonderful Green Duck embellishment was perfect to add to my card. I added a gem to his ornament as well. Working on my Christmas cards for 2017 as I was way behind last year.


For a list of the die cuts used please visit my SCS link: Snowy Holidays!

Birthday Love

A good friend of mine asked me for a tennis birthday card for his mom and this fun lady just needed some sun because she sure looks like she brings sunshine where ever she goes.

Stamped image colored with copics. Cut straight line down fun tennis girl and fussy cut around the leg, visor and punched out the tennis ball. Sprayed red, orange and yellow through the sun stencil and mounted the birthday girl.


Copics used: E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, R24, R43, R46, R59, C0, C3, G14 & FYG1


For a list of the stencil or stamp I used please visit my SCS link:
Birthday Love


Skiing Joy

Super fun challenges this week on SCS. I created this card for 4 challenges including 2 Christmas card challenges. I am hoping to get my Christmas/Holiday cards done much earlier this year so I am not scrambling at the end of the year. :) Wish me luck.

LC621 - And the Whole World Smiles

CAS412 - Freeze!

SCSCCJAN17, CCC17JAN - Getting Started on my Christmas Cards for 2017

Stamped the image and colored with copics. Doodled the border and added some snow and the sentiment. Finished off with doodling the smile on the mittens because who does not love happy mittens and stickles on the snow.


Copics used: Y13, Y17, R20, R22, R24, E08, E31, E33, E35 & B00.


For a list of the stamps used please visit my SCS link:
Skiing Joy


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Quilted 4 You!

Today's Featured Stamper Twila Davis aka tjdstampsalot has a fantastic gallery. I found these GEMS!

I loved the wonderful use of all the different patterned papers. It is a great way to use up some scraps as we all have them. I pulled out some of my patterned papers and most were not enough to do the long strips so I cut them down to squares. I turned mine on an angle and added my sentiment strips to the top rather than the bottom as Twila had on her cards. I finished mine off with some texture once I pieced the cards together.

Quilted 4 You!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Quilted Note Card

Wonderful inspiration challenge today on SCS it is the fantastic Etsy shop of The Altered Diaries. I found this stunning Diary.

I loved the colors. Using my quilt die cut and several DPs with the colors I pieced the quilt cards together. Finished off with the tatted butterflies to mirror the crown in the center of the diary and the sentiment.

Quilted Note Card

Friday, January 13, 2017

Key to My Heart

Today's challenge on SCS is called Key to My Heart.  The key to my heart is my nieces and nephews. I lived away from them for 10 years and recently moved back and love having them over.







These darling images are from Green Duck Sales. They have a great fan club program that you can check out:  www.diecutclub.com  or you can follow them at www.facebook.com/DieCutClub.


My 10 year old niece came over last Sunday and helped me create more Valentine cards for her to give to classmates. She loved using the Big Shot to do some fun textured BGs and loved playing in the sequins to add some sparkle to the cards. We layered the papers then added the Green Duck embellishment and some sequins and ribbon.

Thank you for looking at the cards my niece helped me create.

Check out my exciting news above on these fantastic Green Duck Embellishments!!!

Key to My Heart

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Black Beauty

Today's super fun Ways To Use It challenge we are making our own stamps.WT618 - Make a Stamp

So my barbed wire came out great and worked like a charm and I got three great stamps out of it. I was going to do the entire panel and a setting sun BG but I had to set it aside for a bit. When I got back to it I found that one of my sweet fur babies had taken off with it. One might think with the bright green foam I used I could find where they hid it but I have looked high and low and that stamp is no where to be found. So I used part of it in the upper left corner and have another piece left over for another card. My girls love to play with foam. Just goes to show why I have to keep my craft room closed. LOL!

Die cut barbed wire on foam and stamped with Versamark on white and heat embossed with copper. Added a sunset color by sponging yellow, coral, light blue, dark blue and purple to the barbed wire panel. Embossed the white panel with stars. Stamped the horse and colored with copics then mounted on dimensionals on the black. Finished off with some twine and a button.

Horse Stamp used is Inkadinkado. Darcie Star Embossing folder used on the panel.

Copics used:  C1, C3, C5, C7, G12 & G14

Black Beauty

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Valentine Lions

I am excited to announce I have an extra set of this month's Green Duck Embellishments to give away! Please follow my blog. I will be selecting using a Google Random feature to select the lucky winner for the FREE set. To qualify you will need to follow my blog and on February 1st I will draw the one lucky winner and add your name to a post. You will need to email me your address so I can mail you the super cute set from Green Duck. 

Today's featured stamper is Pam aka wearestampers. She has a fantastic gallery. I found this wonderful card: HERE.

My 10 year old niece came over after she saw my SC card this week and helped me create more Valentine cards for her to give to class mates. We used the BG of the FS card as a starting point for this lion card on the left. We layered the papers then added the Green Duck embellishment and some gems. She liked the DP paper and created the other lion card finishing that one off with sequins.

Thank you for looking at my 10 year old nieces cards.



These darling images are from Green Duck Sales. They have a great fan club program that you can check out:  www.diecutclub.com  or you can follow them at www.facebook.com/DieCutClub.
 
Valentine Lions

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lost Pets

Great inspiration today on SCS of I don't wear dresses. I found this very stunning DRESS.

I loved the stark black embroidery on the white dress. Using the Spellbinders cat and dog dies as they look so whimsical like the dress I placed them on white CS. Added gems to the eyes and stamped a sympathy pet stamp. I used a stitched border and mounted them on black CS.

Lost Pets

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hexi Hello

I used a hexagon die cut to die cut out for the sentiment. Then used it to die cut the DP. Added the sentiment and some dash marks around the sentiment and finished off with some punched red flowers filled with liquid pearls.

Hexi Hello

Oh Girl!

 WT617 - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something old - The die cut flowers are always on my desk I use up old scraps of paper and have tons of these from years ago, die cut leaves I used an old scrap of left over paper from about 2 years ago & Crystal Effects was one of my first purchases from SU about 20 years ago. I use it sparingly.
Something new - Prismacolor Pencils DH got them for me at Christmas
Something borrowed - The stamp from my Elisabeth (Shoe Girls Niece) She was given them by Jan (Precious Kitty) and I asked her if I could borrow them to play with them. I am sure she is going to come pick them up soon I might need to stamp a few off before sending it out the door.
Something blue... I LOVE BLUE! :)

Stamped the image and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. Added some Crystal Effects to the pearls. Die cut some flowers and added liquid pearls to the centers.

Oh Girl!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Valentine


I am excited to announce I have an extra set of this month's Green Duck Embellishments to give away! Please follow my blog. I will be selecting using a Google Random feature to select the lucky winner for the FREE set. To qualify you will need to follow my blog and on February 1st I will draw the one lucky winner and add your name to a post. You will need to email me your address so I can mail you the super cute set from Green Duck.

I am hoping my niece will let me make a few cards for her friends at school for Valentines day.

I made these today to see if she will like them with some of the super cute embellishments from Green Duck Dies. They have a great fan club program that you can check out:  www.diecutclub.com  or you can follow them at www.facebook.com/DieCutClub. One is using today's sketch on SCS.

Valentine