Thursday, June 25, 2015

Stretch on a Sketch

When I do a sketch challenge, I usually try to match it exactly,but this time I decided to take some liberties.   I used three feathers instead of fishtail dies and string instead of leaves and the border is at the top of the card instead of one third of the way down.  This card came together as I was cleaning out a box of scraps. When I first got the PTI feather stamp,I experimented with it and stamped and embossed it in different colors on various colors of card. The top border was scraps left over from a cover plate die. I just glued two of them together.  The white background was left over from a set of note cards I made for a friend(I always die cut a couple of extras in case I make a mistake). I did cut, emboss,and sponge the kraft layer and cut a kraft card base. 

Cardabilities Sketch  Here
Scrapy Land Color Combo (Kraft and White) Here
My Favorite Things  Anything Goes Here

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Butterfly in Blue

My friends know how I love butterflies and this die from IO is fabulous. I cut it from glitter paper and black card and layered them to get a 3d effect.   I had the scraps of paper and the tools still out from yesterday's project so used the same papers with a different layout and butterfly for the IO challenge, Celebrate You. This cards celebrates things I love most on a card: butterflies, layers and dimension.  I used a tip from Jennifer Mcquire and each of the layers is popped up with fun foam.  I just cut the foam with the size smaller die and adhered it with score tape.  You can't see the dimension very well,but there are five layers that are popped up. The Scrappyland chllenge is favorite color combination.  I have many colors I love using, but I am a monochromatic gal.  I love seeing bright bold contrasting colors in a design, but when I try it, the results are shaky.

I used the following IO products 

Open Scroll Butterfly

The Sentiment is CL43

I will enter the following challenges.

IO Celebrate You Here
Scrappyland Favorite Color  Combinations  Here
Simon Says Anything Goes  Here

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rule of Thirds

The first lesson was a composition lesson on applying the rule of thirds.  I used a vertical and horizontal line and had them intersect and put the focal point there.  The paper is from PTI  the leafy flourish is Die Namics and the the butterfly is Cheery Lynn.  

This is Kimberly Crawford from MFT example. 

Beyond Happy for You Card by Kimberly Crawford featuring the Totally Happy stamp set, Roses All Over background stamp, and the Upsy-Daisy and Happy Hellos Die-namics #mftstamps

This is my attempt. 

I will enter these challenges. 
Cheery Lynn Challenge Here
MFT Here

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Father's Day

I wanted to participate in the Mod Squad Happy Father's Day Challenge this week because my talented friend, Judy Woodland. is hosting, and because the prize this week is a $25 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I have a great many of their sets on my wish list so I would be over the moon if my random number is selected.  Either way,I will spend a chunk of this month's craft budget in their store. As for the card, I am sure most of you will look at it and wonder if I lost my design sense,but believe it or not, this card will make perfect sense to my husband and he will love it. 

Go check out the Mod Squad Challenge and the fabulous example Judy created Here.

Time to Celebrate

I used Die-Namites Beautiful Flowers  Beautiful Flowers for the Sketch and Dare Challenge
Here  The dare part was to make it manly.
The Die-Namites Sketch and Dare Challenge Here

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tagging It

My uber talented friend, Barbara Campbell is hosting the challenge at Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week.  She has challenged us to make a tag.  I don't have a tag die(must get one) so I used this Spellbinders die. I used another Spellbinders cover plate and cut the focal panel.  The butterfly is Cheery Lynn.

Cheery Lynn    Keep it Krafty   Here
Mod Squad Challenge  I am Tagging You  Here

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sam's BD

I made this pop-up card for my great-niece's birthday.  Sam turns seven this year and I bought this MFT stamp set with her in mind. I did not get a good picture of the card, but you can still get an idea of the design. I cut PTI paper with the Lucy Label  and mounted it on PTI spring rain card stock. I stamped several super gals and colored them with Spectrum Noirs in different colors and then layered them on and around the Lucy Label .  Sam is in the top center with the shades and S on her costume.   The sentiment says "You're Unstoppable". 

The front of the card uses PTI  paper with MFT Blueprints 11.  


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  Friends or Superheros. Here

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wishing You Happiness

For this card I combined peacock feathers and mowed lawn  distress inks to create the water colored background.  The die cut and sentiment is from Betsy Veldman's Make it Market Mini  Gild  Kit available from PTI and the hummingbird is from Cheery Lynn.  I added a few pearls for embellishment and adhered it onto a Hawaiian  Shores  PTI card base.

Cheery Lynn  Creative Corners  Here

DRU   Love Birds Here

Scrapy Land Anything Goes  Here

Monday, June 8, 2015

On Your Birthday

I have a good friend who is having a birthday so I decided to make her a card using the new sketch from Cardabilities. I used a Spellbinders Enhancing Elements to get the border.  The wreath is from Die Namites.  I added a few flowers from IO Hydrangia die and some side flowers are from Petaloo. the sentiments are from Gina K and PTI.  I have lots of birthdays this month so I may be using this sketch again.

I will enter this in
Cardabilities Sketch Here
Scrapyland Anything Goes  Here
Simon Says For the Love of Plants Here
Mod Squad Birthday Here

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Red. White and Blue Birthday

One of the things I have learned from watching Jennifer McQuire is to make two cards at a time especially if you have leftover parts. I made a card for a different challenge last week and I had the left over die cut designer paper so I cut another MFT chevron cover plate in white and then alternated the leftover dp  in the white  die cut and then I then adhered it to a navy card base.  It was on my desk when I saw that Cheery Lynn's challenge this week is red, white, and blue so I had my background done.  I used a PTI  phrase play die for the focal image.  I cut it once from white and once from navy and trimmed the white one and adhered it to the navy one. I added the Cheery Lynn birthday to the navy and added a couple of MFT stars. 

I will enter this in
 Cheery Lynn Red, White, and Blue Challenge Here
Mod Squad Birthday Here
Simon Says Wednesday  Masculine Here