Monday, July 28, 2014

Super Cameron

When I saw this MFT stamp set and matching die, I knew I had to have it.  I have two great nieces that have a stubborn streak and have been known to stand with their hands on their hips and an attitude that screams "I dare you".  Cameron's birthday is next month so I decided to get busy and make a card.  I will enter it in two challenges at MFT, the color palette and the sketch challenge. I did not have exact matches for the color palette so I matched them as best as I could.  The snow cone is a really pale blue so I used the lightest blue CS that I had and a turquoise CS for the other blue.  The chevron pattern is a MFT die.  You can find the challenges at these web cites.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer Dreams

I will be entering this card in two challenges. Summer's Fun at The Housethat Stamps Built  and A Missummer's Challenge at Simon Says

 The hot air balloons and the sentiment are from Papertrey Ink. the pine tree is a Hero Arts stamp.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Strawberry Basket

I will be entering this card in two challenges, the sketch challenge at MFT and the Mod Squad challenge, A Fruitful Summer" which asked us to use fruit and the colors black, white and kraft.    I started with a  Die-Namics chevron die.  I cut it twice from kraft and white.  I used the kraft for base and filled in with the negatives from the white one. I mounted that on a black base.  The strawberry basket and strawberries are digital freebies from Becca's Place.  I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers.  I fussy cut them and then layered them with pop dots for some dimension. I stamped the sentiment with Versa Mark and used white embossing powder to make the sentiment pop.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Feather Medallion

One of my gal pals, Judy Woodland, created a beautiful feather card a few months back.  In her description, she said the stamp was from Paper Tray Ink. I scurried over to their web cite and began following  their posts and looking at their products.  I finally purchased a few stamp sets and dies and they arrived in time for a current Make-it- Monday Challenge.  Of course, one of my purchases was the fabulous feather set.  Unfortunately, the die that accompanies the stamp set  was out of stock at the time, but it is back now so I will be ordering that soon. The challenge this week is to make a rainbow medallion using a stamp.  I used the smallest feather from the set.  The picture is a bit faded so the medallion is more vibrant than the image shows. I don't normally make square cards,but this particular stamped image seemed perfect for one.  The sentiment is from Melanie Muenchinger's  Buds and Vases available at Gina K Designs.  The scalloped circle and feather are Spellbinders and the embossing folder is Cuttlebug  Mosaic.   If you are interested in this challenge or a great tutorial on the technique,you can find the details here

Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Thoughts

This is a card I made for the IO challenge, The Colors of Summer. I love this little pail from IO and wanted to fill it with flowers. You can see other entries for this challenge at

Impression Obsession Products

Pail - DIE164-A
Square Cutout Border - DIE172-
Leafy Branch - DIE055N
Hydrangea Set - DIE044-Y
CL43 Stamp 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Three Challenges

The challenge I set  for myself this week was to see how many challenges I could enter with one card.  I managed three.  I will enter this in the Stamp TV Monday color challenge, MFT sketch challenge and the Mod Squad Challenge.  The port hole  and fish tail dies are  Die Namics , and the seashell is IO. The lighthouse stamp is from By the Sea and the sentiment is from Dream Catcher both available at Gina K Designs.
The challenge at Mod Squad is called Love that..... Texture.

MFT Sketch

Stamp TV color challenge

Monday, July 7, 2014

Think Pink

I will enter this card in the MFT Sketch challenge.   /    I had so much fun the other day creating water color backgrounds so I used a couple for this card. The sentiment stamp and the circle cut out border are from IO, and the feather is from Spellbinders.  I took some liberties with the sketch and used the feather in place of the fish tale.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Just a Note Mini Card

For this mini I inked up by acrylic block and spritzed it with some water and put the CS on top. Once it dried I cut out one of the feathers from Spellbinders and a circle. I stamped the sentiment from Theresa Momber's  Dogwoods and Butterflies set and used the leaves from Summer Blooms.  Both are available at Gina K Designs. I cut a square from white CS sponged it while it was still in the die. After masking the edges of the square I stamped it with a text stamp. I used black CS for layers, and mounted it on blue CS.  This is the third entry for the Mod Squad challenge.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Blooms

This is my second entry for the Mod Squad Challenge.     I think these mini cards are so cute. I die cut a square and sponged it while it was still in the die.  I used a stamp set from Gina K Designs called Summer Blooms and stamped the leaves,butterfly, and sentiment in black.  I cut three flower pieces using a die set and sponged the edges and filled the center with flower soft.

White Wash Note cards

The challenge at Mod Squad this week is to make mini cards.  These note cards are 3x3. I stamped kraft CS in Versa Mark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I used some water and white ink to fill in the center of the flowers. I left  one white but went over the rest of them with various Memento colors.  The white ink is from Ranger.   The stamp set is from Hot off the Press and the greeting is from Gina K. Designs Thank You duo. You can see the other entries here.