Monday, May 22, 2017

You are in my thoughts ...

Good morning! Today's card features Great Impression Stamps. I love the sweet image and truly enjoyed creating this CAS card.


I stamped the Little Girl in Springtime (F466) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and used Copic Markers to color her. A White Gelly Roll Pen was used in the center of the flowers, and for the band on the hat. Distress Ink was applied to create ground cover and sky. I chose the Thoughts Sentiment (B176) to go with this lovely girl. I then create the border around the image using a 0.35 Copic Multi-Liner.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to CAS Challenge #111 ~ Code Word: Pink
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #170 ~ Anything Goes + Sentiment
 - Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #36 ~ Anything Goes
 - Crafting w/an Attitude Challenge #27 ~ Anything Goes
 - Star In My Pocket Challenge ~ Make it for Mom/Special Lady

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! Today's card featuring Great Impression Stamps was inspired by the Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes.


I stamped the Dump Truck (E636) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using a 0.8 Copic Multi-Liner I drew in a road for the truck to drive on. Copic Markers were used to color in the truck, along with a Silber 1.5 PITT Faber Castell Artist Pen for the fender and grill. I then added the Happy Birthday Sentiment (C340) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and applied distress ink above and below the road to represent dirt. Glossy Accents was added to the windows of the truck to make them shiny, and White Opal Liquid Pearls was used for the headlights.

Challenges entered ...
 - Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes
 - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #350 ~ Kids and Teenage Birthdays

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Birthday Wishes ...

Good afternoon, and Happy Mother's Day to all! I hope you have a marvelous day celebrating with your friends and family!

Today I have a birthday card to share with you featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I recently picked up the Mason Jar Set (727-11) and the coordinating Dies (727-11D) at the Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The reason I love this set is you can use just about any floral stamp sets to create a lovely scene. I chose the Create a Garden Set 3 (3002) and the coordinating Barrel Garden Die Set (3002D), along with the Leaves Stamp Set (3023). I added the birthday sentiment from the Best Friends, Etc. Stamps (3032) along the bottom, used a ruler and black pen to create the frame around my design, and then added the enamel dots in the corner.

Of course, I messed up a bit as you can see. The jars are not lined up properly. 😦 That's what I get for have more than one thing on my mind while creating, and then not having enough time to recreate my design.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Friendship is ...

Good afternoon. I have a friendship card to share with you today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I recently picked up the Neat & Tangle Hoop Die, and new it was perfect for the lovely Create a Garden Set 3 (3002). Using the friendship sentiment from the set I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of a piece of vintage cream cardstock I cut out with a circle die. I cut out the Hoop Die from DCWV Metallics Silver paper, and placed it over the circle panel. I then used one of the flowers from the set and stamped it around the sentiment with Memento Rose Bud Ink. White dots were placed in the center of the flowers with a White Gelly Roll Pen.

Next up was to create the panel for behind my Hoop. Using a Heidi Swapp Stencil I sponged the circles with Rose Bud Ink onto a piece of vintage cream cardstock, and around the edges. I also added a bit of Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The decorated hoop was centered and layered onto the background with 3D Foam Tape, and then I added pink twine thru the hoop and locked it behind my stenciled background. This was then layered onto my Vintage Cream cardbase with 3D Foam Tape.

Here's a closer look at the hoop ...


Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #241 ~ Anything Goes
 - Always FUN Challenge #5 ~ For a Female or Mom
 - Cards und More Challenge #184 ~ Cards for Women
 - Crafting When We Can Challenge #142 ~ CAS
 - Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ It's a Frame Up
 - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Going Dotty
 - The Craft Addicts Challenge #36 ~ ATG/Add a Sentiment

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #9 ~ Friendship went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Congratulations Graduate ...

Good morning! I have two nieces that graduated from college yesterday and made these graduation cards with the Diploma (D309) and Congratulations Graduate Sentiment (E325). The cards are 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" in size, and each have a section to place their graduation money inside. 😃


I pulled the colors from their Graduation Notice and made each card a little different, because they are different ladies. No coloring was required for these cards. I paper-pieced the stars and sponged on some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink on the cards with a tissue.


I also made coordinating envelopes to go with the cards.



Until next time ... Enjoy!