Saturday, September 30, 2017

Week of 9/24/17

FS555 - the incredibly tallented gallery of Beverly aka ruby-heartedmom. I found this wonderful Card.

I love that darling chick and his expression. I don't have that image but I have this chick on the House Mouse image. Colored with copics and did the layout. Finished off with a button and bakers twine.

Where Did He Go?

SC664 - Today's sketch

Stamped the darling Pink & Main image & Colored with copics. Pun on dimensionals and used a grass due cut in the oval and on the bottom. Finished off with some punched flowers and hearts.

In Love

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WT655 - DIY Decorations

Stamped this darling Unity image and colored her with pencils and gamsol. Die cut the edge and layered if over a stitched DP. Die cut the buttons with some scraps that matched the colors in the DP and added crystal effects to the buttons. popped the pink one on dimensionals and tied some bakers twine. Added the sewing sentiment and some dash lines to complete the sewing theme.

My MIL is a quilter and is always in need of sewing related cards and this one went to her stash.
Thank You Sew Much

F4A397 - Your Happy Place

MIX244 - Sneek Peek Window

Super fun challenges today. Stamped this fun AI stamp because these images really do bring happiness to the recepients. Colored her with copics, fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals. Cut down the layers and cut apart the top to insert the acetate. Finished off with some Nuvo drops.

This sea paper I have had forever and this image was just perfect for it and to really show it off I thought it would look great through the window of the card.

Today is my mom's birthday and when I saw this fun AI stamp I just had to have her because she seriously cracks me up. I really hope she brings a big smile to my mom.

*Update my mom loved the card and got a kick out of it. She really loves the AI stamps. I will pass along the birthday wishes to her.

Going for a Swim

Copics Used:

IC617 - the wonderful Beau-Coup where I found this Image. 

I received the coffee cup and sentiment from Jan (Precious Kitty). I colored the coffee cup with pencils and cut down the sentiment. The stripped paper came from an old gift card that a friend of mine challenged me to use on my cards. Well every year for Christmas I make a card with a strip from the strips of glittery paper and send them to her. This will be her 2017 Christmas card.

Cup of Cheer

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week of 9/17/17

FS554 - the very talented Beth (scrapbook4ever). I found this amazing Card.

I did not use her sketch I created a scene with die cuts.

Merry Christmas Deer

SC663 - Today's Sketch

I used today's sketch and cut out white panels and embossed them. Then added a poinsettia over the top and a sentiment.

The poinsettia colors were sponged on with pink and red, the stamen is yellow and orange and the leaves are 3 greens. Then I brushed on a shimmer on the flower. It is hard to photograph but it is snowing on the bottom petal.

Christmas Poinsettia

WT654 - School Days

This darling Unity image is a RAK from Carla. I colored her with pencil and used all scraps to create this card. Finished the card off with the single gem on the red heart.

Love Books

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week of 9/10/17

IC615 - an incredible Pintrist board My New House Idea. I found this Image. I needed a masculine birthday card and the pool table was a perfect inspiration for a masculine card.

The image on my card is my own drawing. I hand drew this about a year ago and scanned it to my computer so I could print it out to reuse it for cards. The number is a stamp from a set of numbers so I can change it out for any pool ball. Colored the image with copics and added the sentiment on dimensionals. Finished the card off with Nuvo drops in the corner.

Hand Drawn Pool

WT653 - Lighthouse

This wonderful lighthouse image was sent to me in a Teapot challenge. I colored it with copics and die cut it with an oval stitched die cut from ODBD. The wave die cuts are from Heartfelt Creations and I left them in the die cut and sponged the blue.

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SC662 - today's sketch

Stamped the Unity girls image and colored with copics. I love the girl with blue hair, I colored her hair like my little guy has recently done with his hair.

Stamped the sentiment and layered the card on some DP. Finished off with some black Nuvo drops and ribbon.

Be Beautiful <3 

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week of 9/3/17

FS552 - the incredible Chris Smith {aka inkpad}

I found this wonderful CARD nad it reminded me of this Gina Marie die I got.

I love doing motorcycle cards for friends and seem to get a lot of requests for them so I just had to get this die cut. I did the flame EF then sponged on red, orange and yellow. Finished off with a birthday sentiment.

Born to Ride Birthday

TLC121, TLC654 - Speedy Cards for Good Causes

These cards are super fast, I cranked out 10 cards in an hour. I make sympathy cards for a friend that has a small mom and pop pet shop. They send cards to their clients who lose pets.Quick card die cut the paper, layered, stamped the sentiment and the paw print is a sticker. These friends are so giving of their community donating time and efforts to many pet organizations and this is my way of giving to them and their efforts.
Sorry for Your Fur Baby Loss 

CAS445 - Go West
TLC654 - Speedy Cards For Good Causes

Super fast card to send to a friend that loves horses who is always there for her friends.

Stamped this horse and colored with copics. Cut the jeans paper and layered with some black & white layers. Die cut the boots and added some sponging. Finished off with some Nuvo drops.

You're The Best Cowgirl

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SC661 - this weeks sketch

CCC17APR - some kind of creature

I am pushing myself to get my Christmas cards done. I am way behind where I should be and will be creating a lot here soon.

This darling Hobby House image comes already stamped. Colored him with pencils and gamsol.

Used a snow EF on the top and tied a ribbon. The sentiment was stamped and popped on dimensionals.

Penguin Holidays

WT652 - Oldie but Goodie

CCC17SEP - trees, Christmas or just snowy trees, and outdoor scenes

I have had this stamp set since 2002 and never used this image on a card - GASP! I could never get a good impression of the image with all the detail until I took it off the block and put it in my Misti. I love how it looks and am so thrilled I did not give up on it and give it away. I had a ton of fun coloring all the detail to bring this to life.

Once colored I added some coordinating Christmas DP and embossed the top finished off with ribbon.

Old Fashion Christmas

Copics Used:

IC614 - the wonderful Design Seeds site where I found these COLORS.

I needed a quick sympathy card and those colors just spoke to me for a neutral sympathy card. I loved the scroll work in the image as well so I used some precut lace paper to incorporate the details and used a detailed die cut for the frame to mount the cross.


FS553 - the super talented Rachel (aka stampinrachel), I found this fantastic Card.

CCC17DEC - Anything goes to get them done

Using the great layout that Rachel used I changed it to Christmas and coffee cups rather than the honey. Popped the image on dimensionals and put the sentiment on dimensionals and a banner.

Holiday Coffee

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Week of 8/27/17

IC613 - Moleskine

I found THIS journal.

Used painters tape to tape off a section on the cards. Then used distress inks to add the colors in the strips. Die cut some fun dogs and cats in black.

I love making pet cards. I have a friend that has a small mom and pop grooming business and I make them cards to send when one of their animals passes that they groom.

Cats & Dogs 
F4A393 - Spread your wings

This stunning angel from Unity was sent to me from my friend Jan (Precious Kitty). I colored her with copics and added some stickles. Die cut the frame with a Gina Marie die cut and left it in the frame to sponge the center. Finished off the image with some twine wrapped flowers.Believe
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WT651 - ways to use threes or thirds

Stamped this super cute Penny Black image and colored with copics. Punched out the balloons and the numbers 3 and 0 from gold DP. Stamped the birthday sentiment and popped it on dimensionals. The image is cut in a square and fussy cut around the flowers.

I have a ton of black die cut circles on my desk and as a fun way to use them I cut one in half and attached them to the photo to make it look like they are holding the photo to the card. The balloons are on dimensionals and bakers twine wrapped around them.

This card is for my nephew. He and his daughter share a birthday. I will make her a card just for her but we are always joking with my nephew that his birthday is no longer about him it is about her which is why I thought this picture was perfect for his card and I colored one of the balloons pink for her. He will love this and the symbolism in the card.

Copics Used:
Birthday Boy or Girl
SC660 - this weeks sketch

MMTPT475 - Kneesaknockin Farmers Market

Stamped the apple image and colored with pencils. cut out of the box and framed with DP. Finished off with a sentiment and sponged leaves.
Fall in Love 
CAS444 - National Bow Tie

These panels with the stamped wheat and sentiment were a RAK sent to me. I die cut them with a Gina Marie die then used a yellow CS as a matting that was run through an EF. Finished them both off with stickles on the wheat and a yellow bow with a gem.
FS551 - Today's featured stamper is Christine Alexander aka calex and she has a wonderful gallery that I really loved viewing. I found this stunning CARD.

Keeping my card CAS I embossed the panel rather than the paste. used this pink dragon fly sent to me by Jan (Precious Kitty) and added some white dash lines. the embossed panel is on dimensionals and I finished the panel with some ribbon with dash marks.