Sunday, December 9, 2018

Happy Birthday, Dude!

Inspired the "Happy Birthday Dude" prompt at Shopping Our Stash, I created a masculine card from a card kit that is my go to for masculine cards.  The stamps, dies and paper just lend themselves to cards for guys.


I love creating metal objects from a die cut using metallic embossing powder.  My shiny metal sailboat started as just white paper.  


And yes . . . ribbon isn't masculine, but the right color and how it's used makes a difference for sure. 

Go create!  :) 


Supplies Used - Happy Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  Sailboat2Stamp and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit
Other: Ribbon and Epoxy Star Stickers (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Pattern Paper Embossing

I was inspired by two challenges to pull out some supplies and create a few cards. The supplies came from an old Simon Says Stamp card kit, and I wanted to do some heat embossing onto pattern papers to create some simple cards. 

This first one was inspired by the prompt "thank you" at Always Fun Challenges.  For this one I stamped the border and the sentiment in Versamark and embossed in white, and then used some white snowflake sequins and pearls. 


My second card was inspired the photo inspiration at Just Add Ink



I was inspired by the snow in the scene and the consistent look the trees. 


 For this card, I used silver embossing powder and silver snowflakes. 




Supplies Used - Thanks Snow Much
Stamps and Dies:  Hand Lettered Winter Wishes (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Altitude Collection (Bo Bunny)
Other: Pearls (Simon Says Stamp)

Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps and Dies:  Hand Lettered Winter Wishes (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Altitude Collection (Bo Bunny)
Other: Silver Snowflake Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Offray Ribbom

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Presents for Addicted to CAS

Did a little paper piecing for Addicted to CAS, inspired as well by an inspirational photo at StampNation (my favorite crafty place).


Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques for using pattern paper.  These little guys were so tiny!  


Hope you find some time to get inked up today!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Christmas Wishes
Stamps and Dies:  Merry & Bright (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice Ink  (The Stamps of Life); White Enamel Accents (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp), Pattern Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Sequins and Beads (Lucy's Little Things), Red/White Twine (The Twinery);

Merry & Bright Greetings

Played around with some blues for Cardz 4 Guyz challenge . . . Winter Blues! 


I used the Gina K Wreath Builder stencil to create my focal piece.  




Supplies Used - Merry & Bright Greetings
Stamps and Dies:  Merry & Bright (Simon Says Stamp);  Wreath Building Stencil (Gina K Designs)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Misty Sky and Iced Silver EP (Wow); Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper: Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp)
Other: Sequins (Lucy's Little Things)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Beautiful Heart

Created a CAS card with some layers for CASology this week . . . the cue this week was "compliment". 

Here is my card, and I created it in a few colors.  The compliment . . . "You have the most beautiful heart." 


The first and last one are the same ink colors, but I stamped off on this first one to get a lighter color.  I think it's my favorite.  And this next one is definitely brighter! 


And again, same colors as that first one, but achieved a lighter version by doing some second generation stamping.  


Love the two step stamping.  Fun stuff!  


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Stamps and Dies:  Beautiful Heart Stamps (Altenew)
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Seafoam, Spruce, Polished, Mandarin Spice, Rose Petals, Peppermint Scrub (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Premium White (Catherine Pooler); Black (Bazzill)
Other: Epoxy Dots (The Stamps of Life)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kindness Changes Everything

A little bit of kindness for AAA Cards


One layer cards are usually tough for me, and only a sentiment on this one.  But the focal word packs a punch with two layers of color.  

I had a second card with one additional layer of color.  I think less is more . . . preferred the first one.  But always fun to experiment. 



I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Kindness Changes Everything
Stamps and Dies:  Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Mint to Be; All that Jazz; Skylight, Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler);
Other:  Sparkling Clear and Black Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Sunday, October 21, 2018

You've Got This

Sharing this card I created using paper and epoxy stickers from a card kit in my stash.  The colors did lend themselves to breast cancer awareness, so I pulled a stamp from CAS-ual Fridays


 The colors in the pattern papers did lend themselves to breast cancer awareness, so I pulled a stamp from CAS-ual Fridays and had to use that "Don't quit" puffy sticker. 


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Don't Quit
Stamps:  Calling All Sistahs (CASual Fridays)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs); Slate Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Live More Collection (Pinkfresh)
Accessories:  Live More Collection Puff Stickers (Pinkfresh); Pewter Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Choose Kindness . . . Just Us Girls Color Inspired

Sharing a card inspired by the colors at Just Us Girls.

For this one, I started by creating a colorful watercolor background with some emboss resist. 



 The purple and green can get a bit muddy, so I had to be careful to keep them a bit separate. 
 


And that "kind" stamp and die . . . LOVE it.  

I hope you find some time to create.  

Supplies Used - Choose Kindness
Stamps and Dies:  Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Three of a Kind Dies, Angled Squares Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  All that Jazz; Grape Fizz and Lime Ricky (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder (Wow);
Paper: Slate Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Watercolor (Canson);
Other: Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Enjoy the Little Things in Life

Enamel dots were the challenge element at Use Your Stuff.  Oh but what to do . . . use enamel dots with adhesive, or create my own. 

I do love my enamel accents.  I've used them to color, which creates dimension on items.  Today I used a stamp from Pretty Pink Post that has guidelines for dots.  You can use whatever you want to fill the dots, or I suppose not fill them at all. I used my enamel accents to fill mine and suffice for the challenge.  Or is that cheating. 

 

Little dots . . . with a reminder to enjoy the little things.  I had to keep a steady hand. 


I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Little Things
Stamps and Dies:  Sparkle Dot Pattern 1 (Pretty Pink Posh);
Ink & Embossing:  Black (Hero Arts);
Paper: White Dot Cardstock (Bazzill); Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Other: Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Monday, October 8, 2018

Stencil Inspired

Sharing two cards created for World Card Making Day and using a stencil, which was inspired from Little Red Wagon.  


This one was inspired by brick, and I used some new, cool product that was in my stash to give it a metallic look.  


My second card was also created using a stencil.  This one used distress oxide inks. 



This one is a bit simpler, but was perfect for a sympathy card.  

I hope you find some time to create very soon. 

Cheers! 


Supplies Used - Imaginary Neighborhood
Stamps and Dies: City Stacks Stamp Set (Concord & 9th); Postage Stamp Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah);
Other: Mini Bricks Stencil (The Crafters Workshop); Pearl Luster Metallic Gliding Paste (Creative Expressions); 

Supplies Used - With Sympathy
Stamps and Dies: Salutations (Paper Smooches);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks); Forest Moss and Stormy Sky Distriess Oxides (Ranger);
Paper: Desert Storm (Neenah) and Brown Cardstock (Bazzill);
Other: Espresso Jewels (Pretty Pink Posh); UFO Stencil from my stash;

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown . . . For a Cause

Please . . . choose kindness. 

I have a number of causes, and one of my tops is Colon Cancer.  My bro lose is battle to colon cancer and one of his causes was kids . . . and kindness . . . and so my cause for this challenge is bullying.  I see bulling in the workplace, and of course, I know that it definitely happens in environments for teens and kids. So I celebrate my bro by touching upon one of his causes. 

The card below was inspired by Tuesday Throwdown, and also by a challenge at StampNation for World Cardmaking Day! 

The color combo and gold embossing came from photo inspiration there.  



I hope you found some time to create today!  

Please . . . Choose Kindness!  It's so simple.  

Supplies Used - Choose Kindness
Stamps and Dies: Kaleidoscope Background Stamp, Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Three of a Kind Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides (Ranger); Versamark; Gold Rich and Ebony EP (Wow!);
Paper: Desert Storm (Neenah); Licorice and Gold Glitter Paper (The Stamps of Life



Dies and Punches for Always Fun

The challenge at Always Fun this week was Dies and Punches.   I focused on a pattern paper and some circle punches for my card . . .


 No stamping, but lots of cutting and pasting! 



I hope you find some time to create! 


Supplies Used - Awesome
All supplies from May 2017 Cheerful Collection (The Stamps of Life Card Kit)

Smile Inspired Card

My card this morning is a combination of two challenges.  One is from the Muse challenge (#285 to be exact). 


And the second is from my favorite crafty place, StampNation, where World Card Making Day is upon us, and I was inspired by photos from Hungary.  The foliage!!!!


Lots of leafy goodness here.  And a stacked sentiment in a matching ink color using direct to paper! 





Supplies Used - Smile
Stamps and Dies: Ovals and Flowers Dies, Smile Die, Leave Me in Pardise Stamps (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Eucalyptus, Sauna, Shea Butter and Green Tea (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper:  Premium White (Catherine Pooler)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Card Making Day Inspiration

Sharing a few cards inspired by World Card Making Day over at my favorite crafty place, StampNation

Here are two card inspired by challenges there . . .


 I used gold glitter paper, a stencil, and black embossing paste for that left panel. 


And then my card below was inspired by the waters of Hawaii along with the Color Throwdown challenge. 


I created that background piece using distress inks and some Wow! embossing powder.  



If you are ever looking for an amazing crafty community, I highly recommend StampNation

I hope you find some time to create today! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Focus on the Good
Stamps and Dies: Focus on the Good Floral Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Metallic Gold Rich EP (Wow!); Matte Black Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver);
Paper: Licorice and Gold Glitter Paper (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Pattern of the Rings Stencil (Winnie & Walter from SOA Friendship Collection); Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);


Supplies Used - Aloha
Stamps and Dies:  Fearless Pursuit Dies, Canvas Grunge and Tropically Yours Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Faded Jeans, Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink (Ranger);
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life); Watercolor (Canson);
Other:  Charcoal Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Neptune EP (Wow!);

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Just Chicken In - Stripes for Just Us Girls

I've got some stripes to share for Just Us Girls.  This one is headed off to a coworker who has been out a while on disability . . .



I adore that little chicken . . . and my grass and sky are where my stripes come into play. 


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Just Chicken In
Stamps and Dies:  farmanimals2stamp Stamps and Dies and Grass Die  (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice, Lemonade, Strawberry and Tangerine (The Stamps of Life);
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life August Card Kit
Other: Wood Embellishment from the Stamps of Life August Card Kit



Saturday, September 22, 2018

Seas the Day - Cardz 4 Guys

Was inspired to make a card for Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog, the theme of which was All at Sea.  I immediately went for my anchor die and supplies from an old card kit. 


And yes - I might have included some ribbon . . . but don't sail boats have "ties" that have to tie on those sails?  Completely masculine!  


I created my anchor using a die and putting several layers of silver embossing powder.  Layering of metallic embossing powders is a great way to make an embellishment. 

Hoping you all find some time to create. 

Cheers.

Debbie


Supplies Used - Seas the Day
Stamps and Dies:  Sailboat2Stamp and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice Ink (The Stamps of Life); Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit
Other: Ribbon and Epoxy Star Stickers (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Snoopy . . . Life is Better with Friends

The challenge this week at Use Your Stuff was friendship.  I created this card using an old stamp from my earliest stamping days and used colored pencils to bring my image to life.   Nothing says friendship like a dog, and I just adore Snoopy.


And I love that Snoopy built his own friend here . . . 


It's the weekend.  Go create!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Life is Better with Friends
Stamps and Dies:  Life Words (Stampendous); Snoopy and the Snowman
Ink & Embossing:  Versafine; Versamark; Sand Dunes and Clear Embossing Powder (Wow!); Inktense Pencils (Derwent);
Paper:  Wedding Bliss Collection (Simon Says Stamp); White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Desert Storm (Neenah);
Other: Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Doily Stash for Inspirational

I love doilies . . . have them in my stash . . . don't use them often enough.

Felt inspired by Inkspirational's challenge to use one this week, and here is my card . . .


 Used pattern papers from Doodlebug, along with epoxy candy cane stickers.  But embossed my edges of my centiment die with some sugary goodness. 


Please, please, please!  Go find some time to create.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Wishing you a Merry Christmas
Stamps and Dies:  Decorating Snowman (Inky Antics), Circle Die (Sizzix)
Ink & Embossing:  Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler), Pattern Paper (Doodlebug),
Other: Epoxy Stickers (Doodlebug); Doily from stash; Sprinkled Sugar Stickles (Ranger)


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketch



Created this card using Tuesday Morning Sketch, with a bit of a twist. 



Here is the sketch, and as you can see, I flipped it landscape and instead of a circle, a butterfly.  


Go create! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Hello My Friend
Stamps and Dies:  butterfly2stamp, solids4butterly, sayings4butterfly, and Butterfly Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice, Guava, Tangerine and Bubble Gum (The Stamps of Life)
Paper: Licorice, Powdered Sugar and Tangerine Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit
Other:  Epoxy Heart from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit, Clear Wink of Stella

Merry Christmas - Muse Christmas Visions

I was inspired by Muse Christmas Visions challenge this week, and grabbed some old supplies to create a card. 


As you can see by the Muse photo down with my supply list, I was mostly inspired by the image and the layering of mats.  I only used one tree, and I flipped the sketch a quarter turn.  I stamped and paper pieced my image.  

Find some time to create today!  

Debbie








Supplies Used - Merry Christmas
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing: Midnight (Catherine Pooler Ink)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Colorful Confetti Sequins (Simon Says Stamp); Small Star Glitter from a Nail Art Kit