Friday, February 27, 2015

Thinking of You

I love the sketches that Tonya Gibbs creates for  the die-namites blog challenges.  This is my take on the July sketch. The sentiment is a Cheery Lynn die.   The leaf flourishes Die-Namites, and the feathers and flowers are Spellbinders,


Simon Says Monday Challenge

Simon Says Wednesday

Simon Says Work it Wednesdays

Friday, February 20, 2015

Paper Takes Its Tole

Cheery Lynn's challenge this week is a shaped card.  I used a Sue Wilson die set for the shape of the card.  I love it because the outside die can be used to cut the  card shape. I folded a piece of card stock  and  ran it through the Big Shot stopping short so the back and front are connected.  For the outside panel I used lavender card using the outside cutting die and the the decorative die.  I left the lavender card in the die and added a piece water color paper that I created with Tim Holtz distress inks and sprayed with Perfect Pearls pewter mist which gave it some shine. I cut and  embossed both the water colored layer and the lavender card which gives the water color paper more dimension behind the card stock. The picture does not  show the pretty background very well.   The iris is a Heartfelt stamp that I stamped three times colored with Spectrum Noir markers  and layered different parts.    I added some flower soft to the middle and on some of the petals for extra texture.  I topped the card with a hugs die from Cheery Lynn.  The pretty easel is a gift from a special friend. 

Scrappyland  Splat  Use sprays ink or paint

Cheery Lynn Designs - Hugs Mix & MatchSue Wilson Designs - Austrian Collection - Vienna

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pop-Up Hydrangea

This is a birthday card for my sister-in-law who loves to garden.  I cannot tell a lie. I spent a ton of time on it, but she is worth every minute.   The flower pot is from Buds and Vases by Melanie Muenchinger. I watched a video on how to color a flower pot and then  I stamped and colored it and then fussy cut it.  The hydrangea is an IO die. After I sponged the little flowers to get a variety of colors, I glued all the small flowers onto the base flower.  I cut a hole in the top of the pot so I could put the hydrangia in the flower pot. Then I covered the hole with some grass.  The grass die cut with Easter eggs is from Die-Namites. I used some designer paper from ODB for the background. The actual pop-up is from Sizzix.  I cut it from heavy card and the designer paper and glued them together, I added another piece of pp with a sentiment from Theresa Momber that is embossed with black powder to make it stand out.  For the outside of the dard I used a chicken wire stencil that I made from a MFT die and stenciled it with cantaloupe and angel pink inks.  Then I stamped the hydrangea collage on top and colored it. I cut it with a Spellbinder die.  I layered the card base with some decorator paper that I had in my scraps drawer and added a chicken wire die cut in lavender.  I used some pop dots on the focal image to give it some dimension.  Her birthday is not until April, but I always do them way ahead so I don't have to rush.  I want their special cards to be as special as they are.
I will enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Pink gingham

This is a quick and simple card that I made for the IO Challenge, It Must be Love.  I stamped white card with the cover a card gingham stamp then cut it on a diagonal.  I layered the diagonal on pink card and then embossed some leaves and the sentiment in white.  I glued the heart flourish die cut on the diagonal.

I used the following IO products
Die 126U
Silhouette 7 - B5557
Cover a Card Gingham CC006

I will also enter it in the Dies R Us Challenge20 Flourishes

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tickled Pink

I wanted to try a  feminine version of the Die-Namites Sketch and Dare Challenge. I used some pretty paper by ODB for the heart but it does not show up well in the photo.  The humming bird is a Cheery Lynn Die. I also used Sizzix dies for the hearts and a cover plate from MFT.

I will enter this in the following challenges.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Beach Box

The Mod Squad Challenge this week is to create a pop- up card.  This comes at a good time because I have several birthday cards to make and I love pop-ups because they are so appreciated.  My niece loves the beach so I made this card in a box for her birthday.  I used sunny colors because that is her personality.  She is so full of energy and so fun to be around... but when she leaves you feel like you were in a tornado.... in a good way, of course.  Most of the dies are from IO and I wrote a note for her on the back.  I made the sand castles out of sand paper and used some flower soft in the sand colors to give it more texture.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hummingbird and Hearts

I made this for the Challenges at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog where we were to use water.  I made some water colored paper an then cut some hearts.  I will also enter this in the Simon Says Challenge where we were to use Red or Pink and the challenge at Stamp TV to use a heart but not in a Valentine card.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hubby's Valentine

I combined some of my hubby's favorite  things for this card: clocks, silver, and gold. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on black card stock.  Then I covered it with Inca Gold in the silver color.  Love the effect I got.  I used embossing powder on some kraft and then cut a heart from it and embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The clock is a Mona Pendleton (first time to use it) design from MFT.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs cut out with MTF fish tail dies. The gears are alos MFT.   I used two Die-Namites dies for the embellishments under the clock. Leafy flourish and the Cattails

I will enter this in these challenges: Die-Naiites Sketch and Dare http://www.die-

Simon Says Monday Challenge The Letter H

Dies R U Challenge  Add a Heart

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hearts and Butterfly

I have so many products that I have not used yet.  I was so busy making Christmas cards that iIjust put my new stamps and dies in a folder to use after Christmas.  Then I hurt my back and could not sit at my craft table for over a week, but now I am trying out some of my new goodies.  I have used most of these dies, but I have not used the Dynamics Blueprints 11.  I cut the center section from white and a floral pattern.  I cut the white strip in half so I could make a border for the floral strip and mounted these on some coordinating paper from an ODB paper pack.  I used some flourishes from Die namites and Dynamics.  A Cheery Lynn butterfly is mounted on the flourishes.  Added a few hearts for embellishments. I will enter this is the following challenges.
Dies R US
Cheery Lynn Add a Flourish
Simon Says the letter H

Die-namics Blueprints 11

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Pretty Paws

I made this for the challenge at Stamp TV.  The challenge is to use an image the starts with the same letter as your first name, I had a hard time thinking of a K image until I went through my stamps and saw this kitten. This is the first stamp set I bought because my daughter loves cats. I have used this stamp set for her birthday for the last four years. I am still adapting to a new camera and editing program so the colors are not true in the photo. I also used Botanicals from Gina K Designs for the script background along with the paws and sentiment from the Purrfectly Delightful set. Alas, this is one of those cards that was prettier in my mind than the way it turned out.   I will also enter this in Simon Says Anything Goes 
and Mod Squad It's All About  Animals.