Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Baby, Baby, Baby

Hi friends!  I needed a baby girl card for a friend who is expecting right before Christmas.  I wanted to do some copic coloring, but that wasn't working for me last night.  Next choice was watercoloring a background.  I first embossed this gingham background stamp with white embossing powder on watercolor paper, then used some distress ink and watercolored over it.  I settled on just die cuts for the rest of the card.  It was getting late and I was running out of ideas! Each one is stacked with three layers of cardstock and shimmered with a spectrum noir pen.  The bow was done in the same manner.  I added sequins (of course!) and rounded the corners.
I should be making more Christmas cards!  I need quite a few and only have about five!  One will be posted on Thursday for the Time Out challenge.  Hope to see you then!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Gingham background (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, watercolor paper
Ink:  Versamark, picked raspberry distress ink
Accessories:  Wonderful Words: Baby die (PTI), Basic Bow Embossing die (TE), spectrum noir crystal clear pen, sequins, fun foam


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Just Us Girls #372 - Word Week

It's Word Week over at Just Us Girls and Nancy chose an appropriate one for this time of year...Christmas Tree.
An easy one, but the tough thing was which Christmas tree do I use from my stamp and die collection?  THAT was a tough one!  I settled on this tree die from Paper Smooches.  I die cut it from white glitter paper.  I also wanted to make a tag to play along in the Tag You're It challenge.  I used a piece of Distress Specialty Stamping paper and sponged Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers on it.  Then I spritzed it with water.  I love how it looks like snow falling or even lights glimmering.  I stitched the parts of the tag together with twine and added the sentiment.  I tied it off with satin ribbon and more twine.
Here's the link to the Tag You're It challenge.
You can see more from the JUGs design team on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Tiny Tag Sayings (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Distress Specialty Stamping paper, white cardstock, white glitter paper
Ink:  Twisted citron, peacock feathers, Archival jet black ink
Accessories:  Evergreens die (Paper Smooches), Stitched Tag die (PTI), twine, ribbon


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hello friends!  Just Us Girls has a great photo challenge going on and this is the lovely photo we have to inspire you this week!
I took some inspiration from Kay Miller as well in this post.  I created a simple box and then die cut the gift box from purple checked paper and the bow from silver paper and adhered it to the box.  The sentiment was die cut three times and layered to make it more dimensional.  Easy peasy!
You can see more fabulous inspiration from the JUGs design team and our November guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper:  Irresistibly Yours (SU), Gingham linen rainbow petite prints (Doodlebug), silver shine (MFT)
Accessories:  Wrap It Up die (PTI), Season's Greetings die (SSS)


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Time Out Challenge #71 - Theme Challenge

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!  I hope you are all stuffing yourself with delicious food and spending quality time with your loved ones!  I know that's what I'll be doing today!
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The new challenge over at the Time Out blog is a Theme Challenge.  The theme this time is Christmas with the optional twist of using glitter and/or shimmer.  I love glitter and shimmer!

I made a very simple card today.  I started by die cutting this ornament die from white glitter paper.  I adhered it to a red piece of cardstock that was run through an embossing folder.  Then I added some clear sequins and was done.  I was going to add a sentiment, but I liked it the way it was:  simple and elegant!
You can see more from our Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Valentyna, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper:  White, red, white glitter paper
Accessories:  Peyton Ornament die (SSS), Quilted embossing folder (We R Memory Keepers), sequins


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Congratulations on Your Engagement

Hi friends!  I have a very special card to share today.  My niece Stephanie got engaged over the Columbus Day weekend.  Her now fiancĂ©, Chris, proposed to her at the top of a ski hill in a popular ski resort just outside of Buffalo, NY.  They rode the chairlift up and when they got up there, he said that this would be a great place for a wedding or an engagement.  It was so beautiful in the fall with all the beautiful leaves changing.  He then got down on his knee and proposed.  He's such a sweet guy and perfect for Stephanie.
Today we are celebrating their engagement with a dinner at Stephanie's mom's house.  I bought them a pretty Kate Spade frame to house their engagement or wedding photo.  I of course had to make a card.  Stephanie wants to get married next fall and wants royal blue as her theme color.  So I thought I'd use some blue foil to create this card.  I ordered the foil and this stamp set from SSS and it just arrived yesterday!  I had to stamp it on cardstock and take it to Office Max to have them copy it on  their laser printer (I don't have one).  Then I was able to foil it.  It's difficult here to see the shine of the foil.

You can see the shine of the foil in this photo.  I just added more shimmer with sequins and a silver heart.  I matted the main panel on navy cardstock, and that's mounted on fun foam for some dimension.

I also stamped the envelope with the same flourish and a sentiment that says "Mr. & Mrs. to be".
Here's a great photo of Stephanie and Chris.  They usually take goofy photos together (I'm worried about the wedding photos!  LOL!).  I wanted to print one of the goofy photos and put it in the frame, but I didn't think of it before the store I bought the frame from wrapped it!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps:  Mr. and Mrs. (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White, night of navy
Ink:  Night of navy
Accessories:  Audrey Cutaways (Winnie & Walter), foil, mini Minc, sequins, fun foam


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Just Us Girls #370 - Color Week

Hey everyone!  It's color week over at Just Us Girls and we have some very pretty colors to work with.
I chose to work with this mosaic stencil and purple and teal inks.  I used a metallic gold pen to draw the strings the ornaments are "hanging" from and some pretty shiny bow die cuts.  I also spattered some gold water color on the card front.  Not sure how I like that, but it was either that or sequins (which I use on every card!).
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our November guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Believe
Paper:  White, Lovely Lilac, shiny gold
Ink:  Versafine oynx black, high dive, wisteria
Accessories:  Audrey cutaways die (Winnie & Walter), Basic bow embossing die (TE), mosaic ornaments stencil, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor, gold metallic pen

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wishing You a Happy Anniversary

Hello friends!  The Just Us Girls challenge this week is to use metallics.  I created a few things with metallics for this challenge for my design team card, so here's another that I created.
My best friend's sister and brother-in-law celebrated their 45th anniversary, and I made this card for them.  I started by die cutting the gold piece and adhering it to a white card base.  I love this gold paper from MFT!  It's so shiny!  Then I pulled out some older Spellbinders dies and cut the black and white pieces.  I added the sentiment and sequins and was done.  They loved the card!
You can still play along with the JUGs challenge until Thursday. 
Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be posting tags I made using metallics soon!
Stamps:  Wishing You (PTI)
Paper:  White, black, gold shine (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Wrappers Delight: Lattice die (Lil Inkers), Spellbinder dies, sequins, dimensional tape


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