Saturday, August 19, 2017

Happy Holiday Cheer to You!

I have a lot of My Favorite Thing stamps so I decided to do a few of the Camp Create projects today.  Here is one for the day 2 for Masking.  I used Distress Inks to create the background for the fire/sky.  I used a stencil from Newton's Nook for the sky to add the stars.  I heat embossed the sentiment.



Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Toasty Greetings
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  White Stampendous
Spellbinder:  Large Petite Oval
Die:  My Favorite Things
Pearls & Bling:  Recollections
Stencil: Newton's Nook
Ink:  Distress - Scattered Straw; Blueprint Sketch

Challenges
My Favorite Things - Camp Create Day 2 Masking
CHNC - Ch. 347 Anything Christmas optional make it Girlie
CHNC Extra - August
Winter Wonderland - Embossing Wet or Dry
CRAFT - Ch. 429 Christmas

Friday, August 18, 2017

Canine Wisdom

My daughter got a puppy with her boyfriend a couple of months ago, and this is REALLY their baby.  She is so funny on how she treats him and talks about "Gus".  He is a Teddybear because she has a lot of allergies to pet dander.  She is struggling this week here in WI with ragweed.  This is a card that I made for her using an image from Digital Delights called Loving Paws Set and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I included a few pictures of Gus since I tend to get almost daily pictures or videos, hehe.








Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Digital Delights - Loving Paws Set (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Canine Wisdom 1
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Ribbon:  Michael's
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 172 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 296- 297 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 356 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 87 Embossing wet/dry

Snow flies when you're having FUN!

I wanted to make a Christmas card since I've only made one for this month.  I used an image from Bugaboo which I think has been retired.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Snow flies
Hemp:  Hemptique & May Art
Stars:  Dress It Up
Ribbon:  Michael's
Pearls: Paper Studio
Spellbinder:  Small and large petite ovals

Challenges
Come & Get It - Sketch
CHNC - Ch. 346 Anything Christmas optional Nativity
CHNC Extra - August
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 172 Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - August Use Yellow
CRAFT - Ch. 429 Christmas
Dream Valley - Ch. 161 Christmas Animals
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 136 Add a star

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just wanted to Brighten you day

Here is a card that I made using a fairy from the Paper Shelter along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I love sunflowers so this fairy appealed to me, Fairy Emma.  When I go to the store and they ask, "Is there anything that we can help you find?"  I always answer, "An elf, to clean my house."  Maybe I have to change my answer since I never get one to a fairy.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sunnyside
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up; Recollections
Stamp:  The Paper Shelter - Fairy Emma (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Just wanted to brighten your day
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Simplicity

Challenges
The Paper Shelter - Ch. 304 Blooming Days
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
Di's Design Challenge - Flower Fancy
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 186 Fairies & Sentiment

Newton's Gondola

I have a interactive card that I made using the Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set from Newton's Nook.  I made the water of watercolor paper and put on Distress Oxide Inks.  It is raised on foam tape so the image can slide.  I turned the sketch sideways.




Patterned Paper: Paper Studio
Watercolor Paper:  Artist's Loft
Cardstock: Recollection
Stamp Set:  Newton's Nook - Newton Dreams of Italy (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China & Faded Jeans
Foam Tape
Dies:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 52 Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 355 Interactive Card
Alphabet Challenge - K for kinetics
Incy Wincy - No Words

Friday, August 11, 2017

Love is all around

I got this stamp from Art Impression when they had their birthday sale and I have finally used it.  I did some cleaning, and couldn't find my Memento ink pad so I used my Versafine which I think was too muddy.  I used my dies from My Favorite Things that were just retired and put pop dots behind the pink ones.  The image is two side so there is a front and back and I put a piece of patterned paper in between the image and the inside of the card.






Patterned Paper:  SEI - Fair - day
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  Art Impression - Love Spinner
Die:  Art Impression; My Favorite Things
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles; Grand Circle
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hemptique
Pop Dots

Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 214 Showered with Love
CHNC Patterned - August
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 355 Interactive Card
Alphabet Challenge - K for kinetic
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes

So sorry for the loss of your furry friend

My Best Friend's Mother lost her dog the other day, so I made this card for her.  Her Mother is 87 years old and now she is so depressed because she is at that age where she wants a companion, but is afraid to have another critter in case she herself would pass away.  For this card I embossed some pawprints in the cardstock as well.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Newton's Nook Furrever Friend
Ink:  Distress - Stormy Sky,  Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge
Divine Twine
Gems:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 52 Sketch
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon/Twine
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 490 Embossing
A Snowflake Promise - Ch.43 Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 87 Embossing wet/dry

For My Flower Girl

I just love this Mo Manning image and couldn't help making this card. I made it as an easel card. I used several Distress Inks to create the splattered look of the background paper.  I have been enjoying doing this to match the colors.  The sentiment is in the inside and is also from Mo Manning.





Patterned Paper:  American Craft; Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Mo Manning - For the Flower Girl
Ink:  Distress - Peacock Feathers; Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick & Cracked Pistachio
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  American Craft
Button:  My Favorite Things
Jute:  May Arts

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 304 Blooming Days
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 206 Card for a child
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 41 BINGO
(2 DP, free, flowers) (Button, free, sentiment)
Dream Valley - Ch. 160 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednedsday Challenge - For a Child

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Weirdo!

Here is my card using the Stamp of the Month for Gerda Steiner, Birthday Monster.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create, which I thought would be appropriate for a few of my friends, hehe.  I wanted to make sure that I didn't wait until last minute for this so I actually am getting it in at the beginning of the month.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner:  I didn't eat yet - Birthday Monster
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - HOG WILD
Punch:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollections
Ink:  Memento - Angel Soft
Gems:  Mark Richards
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - August Challenge
Color Throwdown - Ch. 455
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 200 Birthday Wishes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 490 Embossing

Butterfly Floral Sympathy

I wanted to make a card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge since I love the colors of this week.  I used a pre-colored image from Image that Digistamp called Freda's Flower Basket.  This is a great set because it comes with three patterned papers, four sentiments as well as the black and white image to color.  This sentiment is from another set called Sentimental Thoughts and I inked the edges.  I always like to have some sympathy cards on hand for when the occasion arises since you don't like to make them when you are emotional in time of need.






Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Image That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Image That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die:  Sugar Pea
Punch:  Fiskars
Twine:  Darice

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - August
CRAFT - Ch. 428 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 93 Add a butterfly
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Heart Happy Anniversary

It was my brother and sister-in-law's Anniversary on Tuesday, and this is the card that I made for them.  I pulled out some dies from My Favorite Things and finally put them to use.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections; Core-dinations:  Bazzil
Dies:  My Favorite Things - retired Pierced Hearts  & arrow sentiments
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Prima

Challenges
Come & Get It - Time to Die
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 171 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 294 - 295 Anything Goes
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 43 Anything Goes

It's Your Birthday Milk it for All it's Worth

My brother in law's birthday is today and here is the card that I made for him using an image from QKR which now I can't find on the new site and the sentiment is also from QKR.  I made this as a tri-shutter card.  I put lots of buttons on it since it is a  masculine card.  The sentiment is on the back so there is no sentiment on the front of the card.







Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  QKR digi 7808 & 11202
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Twine:  Divine Twine & Hemptique
Buttons:  Sewology & JHB
Star:  
Bling stars: Recollection

Challenges
QKR - Ch. 255 Make it humorous 
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 178 More than one fold
Word Art Sentiment - Ch. 294 - 295 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 262 3 or more paper & ribbon (twine)