Saturday, June 16, 2018

Unsinkable Embossed Sailboat

A masculine card created for Cards in Envy challenge . . . "for the boys".  I had a card kit that I knew would be perfect to pull, as I knew it had a masculine feel to it.  


 I used pattern paper for my background, and for the sailboat included a few layers of silver embossing powder on my die.  I do love the way that sailboat turned out.  I think I'll have to create a few more! 


Go create! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - You are Unsinkable
Stamps and Dies:  Sailboat2Stamp and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit
Other: Epoxy Star Stickers (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); ;





One-Layer CAS Card

Sharing this very CAS card created with the inspired colors at Try Stampin' on Tuesday


A one-layer card with a few sequins.  Inspired by these colors . . .


 

I hope you find some time to create!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Thank You for Everything
Stamps and Dies:  For Everything Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink and Embossing:  Orange Twist, Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper:  Premium White (Catherine Pooler)
Other:  Tangerine, Ocean Spray and Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

She Who Leaves a Trail of Glitter

I was inspired to create a card with two challenges in the back of my head.  One was to use a stencil (inspired by a challenge at StampNation), and the other was to create something layered with mixed media for the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media  challenge.  



This is not super mixed media, but I decided to explore the layering effects from distress oxides, and then to layer some glass glitter bead gel over the top.  I love how the oxides layer, rather than blend.  And the glitter bead gel over the top is such a great effect. 

 

Again, perhaps not super mixed media, but fun to explore the layering with some mixed media products.

I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie




Supplies Used - Trail of Glitter
Stamps and Dies:  Trail of Glitter (Riley & Company Funny Bones)
Ink & Embossing:  Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade (Ranger Distress Oxide Inks); Black Onyx (Versafine); Clear Embossing Powder (WOW);
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Yellow Dot Paper (Bo Bunny); Vellum (Bazzill);
Other: Pink Peonies, Marigold, and Aqiuamarine Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh; Glass Bead Glitter Gel (Faber Castell); Zone Art Screens (Color Box)



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Baby Shower Shaker Card for Try Stamping on Tuesday

Try Stamping on Tuesday has a technique challenge out there for a shaker card, so I went to work and created a shaker card for a baby shower.  This one was bigger than my typical A2 card size, as it was for a group of us to sign and I wanted to create a scene through the various windows on this card.


Mamas and their babies were a part of this set from Mama Elephant.  And the babies are in little diapers.  Too cute. 


Shakers are always so fun to make.  There is a certain satisfaction that comes with all that building of layers.

I hope you find some time to create today!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Happy Baby Shower
Stamps and Dies:  Storybook 6 Die (Pretty Pink Posh); New Family (Mama Elephant);
Ink & Embossing:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Various Copic Markers for Coloring;
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Acetate Sheet (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Confetti Sequins and Sunny Days Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Welcome to the World Tag and Bag

It has truly been over a month since I've been creative and posted anything on my blog.  I was away for over two weeks on a cruise, and work before and after was insanely busy. 

Just getting back into the swing and sharing a creation for Stamp Ink Paper . . . a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge where I included a tree, wood and ribbon.  It's not a card, but rather a tag and gift bag.  The tag went into a shadow box gift where she can save items from her new arrival.  The gift in the bag was journal tags, so that the new mom could have a scrapbook made . . . hence the "eat, sleep create" tag on the bag.  


It's great to be back in creative mode.  Hoping to find more time to create over the weekend.  I definitely need to get back in the swing of things. 

I hope you find some time to create!

Debbie




Supplies Used - Gift Bag and Tag
Stamps and Dies:  Woodland Critters Stamp Set (Pretty Pink Posh); Stitched Tag Dies (My Favorite Things); Create Die and Eat Sleep Create Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs); Tag Die (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Black Jack, Midnight, Icing on the Cake, Midnight, Seafoam and Juniper (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Other: Ribbon (American Crafts);

Sunday, May 6, 2018

No Stamps for Merry Monday

The challenge at Merry Monday was not to do any stamping.


 Just dies and Color Bursts used today. 


Sparkly glitter paper for word dies just always makes me smile.  There is something crisp about it. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Ink: Metallic Rose and Metallic Jade (Liquid Metals Color Burst)
Paper:  Marshmallow (Bazzill), Black Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart), Water Color Paper (Canson)
Accessories:  Christmas Tree Die (Paper Smooches)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Soda Pop Creations!

While I mostly make cards these days, I do make scrapbook pages once in a while.  When my layout is complete, I will typically take the leftover supplies and trim them down into card-sized panels and pieces.  I remembered having those supplies, and with two challenges in mind, I went digging through my shoe box of scraps.  I pulled out some pieces to make a card honoring one of my favorite beverages, root beer. I gave up soda a year ago, and man do I miss my diet root beer! 

Again, keep in mind that the paper was leftover from a layout.  The colors in this card were inspired by Club Cool, an attraction at EPCOT at Walt Disney World.

Stamp Ink Paper inspired this first one . . . #146, which is food or drink. 


That colorful strip of paper reminds me of bubbles.   


And a bottle and straw for the inside of the card . . . 





And while this next one is not CAS, I was inspired by the code word "bubbles" from Addicted to CAS.  Perhaps a little busy for CAS, but I was inspired none the less.  And because I had more supplies, I just had to make another.


It has an open bottle . . . and the sequins are like bubbles.  My imagination runs wild. 


Such a fun stamp set to pull back out and play with.  


And remember . . . I said there was a layout where these scraps came from. Created it back in January.  Club Cool!  Soda pop from around the world. 



I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie



Supplies Used - Root-in for You
Stamps and Dies:  Soda Pop Stamp Set (My Favorite Things); Die-namics LLD Bottlecaps and Die-namics LLD Soda Pop Bottles (My Favorite Things);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake and Bellini Ink (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Dot Paper/Cardstock (Bo Bunny); Silver Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)



Supplies Used - Happy Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  Soda Pop Stamp Set (My Favorite Things); Die-namics LLD Bottlecaps and Die-namics LLD Soda Pop Bottles (My Favorite Things);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake and Bellini Ink (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Dot Paper/Cardstock (Bo Bunny); Silver Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Shaker for Just Add Ink

They can be tedious, but I love making shaker cards.  Created this one for the challenge at Just Add Ink.  Wanted my focal to be all about sentiment, so sentiment around the frame and in the window. 


I adore that tiny "Hello" stamp.  

Supplies Used - Beautiful Day
Stamps and Dies:  Stamp Set from November 2017 Kit of the Month and minis4circles (The Stamps of Life); Circle Dies (Sizzix)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper: Cardstock and pattern paper from November 2017 Kit of the Month
Other: Adhesive Foam and Acetate (The Stamps of Life); Sequins from Lucy's Little Things

I hope you found some time to create today!

Debbie


Monday, April 16, 2018

CAS Card Celebrating Mom

Created a little something on the CAS side for Mother's Day, inspired by the challenge at CAS on Sunday.  


 Maybe not a lot of white space, but certainly a lot of kraft space.


Love water coloring on kraft cardstock. 

Now, go create! 


Supplies Used - Happy Mother's Day
Stamps and Dies:  Love You Bunches Stamp Set (My Creative Time)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent);
Paper: Solar White and Desert Storm Cardstock (Neenah)
Other: Enchanted Garden Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Red and White for Merry Monday

I created a simple card for Merry Monday this morning.  The challenge this week was to create a card with red and white. 


I went with a lighter hand on my background stripe, so it would look a bit sketchy.  I split the panel and put my sentiment over the split.  

And I may be off to create a little bit more this afternoon.  Great to be inspired by challenges.  I hope you find some time to create. 


Supplies Used - Eat Drink and Be Merry
Stamps:  Peppermint Stick Background Stamp and Merry Labels Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler); Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)





Birthday Theme for Stamp Ink Paper!

A few weeks back I posted a card using scraps from a scrapbook layout.  I had more scraps in my little side tray next to my craft table, and I couldn't bring myself to throw them out.  It was just a silly strip of Mickey head paper.  So I got out my balloon stamps again and got to work to create another birthday card, inspired by the "birthday" theme this week at Stamp Ink Paper



I went with a kraft background this time, and stamped my balloons in those "mouse" colors. 


My Minnie version from a few weeks back can be found here.  

One more scrap from the scrap pile is gone.  Phew!

I hope you find some time to create today.  


Supplies Used - Happy Birthday Mickey
Stamps and Dies:  Balloon Celebration (Stampin' Up); Mickey Joyful (Character World);
Ink & Embossing:  Tiki Torch, Tiara, Rockin' Red, Midnight (Catherine Pooler);
Paper: White and Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Kraft Cardstock (Close To My Heart);
Other: Red Twine (The Stamps of Life); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Balloon Punch (Stampin' Up)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Two for Heart 2 Heart

I've not joined in on a Heart 2 Heart challenge in quite some time, so I had some fun playing with my CTMH loot today. 

First up is a card for "Going Green" which was middle of the month.  I went with two shades of green for my card.
 

I embossed the edges of that focal piece, but also stamped and embossed the corners, and then stamped and embossed the pattern paper beneath it. 



And then my second card was inspired by the Cut it Out challenge, which was the final one this month.  Of course, I had to use some die that I got during the sale.  Banners!


I went girlie on this one!  Pinks and greens and flowers.  It all works.


Always fun to play with paper and ink.  I hope you found some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Sunshine
Stamps and Dies:  Sunny Thoughts and Say it All Occasions Stamp Sets; Party Banner Dies (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Black Archival (Close To My Heart)
Paper: Chelsea Gardens Pattern Paper and Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Other: Black and White Dots (Close To My Heart)


Supplies Used - 1 Year Older
Stamps and Dies:  Birthday Tine Stamp Set (Close To My Heart); Basic Banners Dies (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Black Archival (Close To My Heart)
Paper: Gimme Some Sugar Pattern Paper and Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Other: Black and White Dots (Close To My Heart)

No Pattern Paper for Cards in Envy

No pattern paper was the challenge at Cards in Envy.  I played around with some card panels and ink that I knew would coordinate well, as it was my original colors from Catherine Pooler inks  They are my go to inks these days.  The first collection released were such a great combo.  

And so, no pattern paper . . .


And I went with no sentiment . . . as I thought this would make a nice note card to send any type of note.



And with the same color combination, always fun to stamp away! Did some splattering on both cards. 




 I hope you find some time to create today! 

Debbie
 

Supplies Used - Floral Card
Stamps:  Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Orange Twist, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Rockin' Red and Midnight (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Premium White and Premium Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


 

Supplies Used - Congrats
Stamps:  Way to Go (Close To My Heart)
Ink: Orange Twist, Rockin' Red, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Black Jack and Midnight (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Premium White and Premium Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)





House Mouse, Adorbs!

Sharing a card today inspired by House Mouse's challenge, which was "anything goes" with the option to add a ribbon or a bow.

I went with an image that included a bow.


 I absolutely love how this one turned out.  The pattern paper was the perfect compliment to my stamped image, and that doesn't always happen.  


And those darn House Mouse images . . . adore them.  Obsessed with them. 

Cheers!  And I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Whoops
Stamps and Dies:  Whoops Stamp Set and Word Die (Lil' Inkers); House Mouse Cheesy Gift (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Versafine; Clear EP (Ranger); White Pigment Ink (Simon Says Stamp); White EP (Wow!); Distress Inks for Watercolor (Ranger);
Paper: Cardstock Base and Brown Cardstock (Bazzill); I'd Rather Be Crafting (Echo Park); Canson Watercolor;

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Wish Big

This week's Muse Challenge was a fun one with balloons . . . I couldn't pass up balloons.  I decided to try out a new die that I had recently purchased. 


 It is a challenge to just have the silhouette of Minnie Mouse . . . but it was gun given that I was going for just those Disney mouse colors . . . black, white, red and yellow! 


I hope you found some time to create over this past weekend. 



Supplies Used - Wish Big Minnie
Stamps and Dies:  Short and Sweet Sayings (Close To My Heart); Balloon Celebration (Stampin' Up); Minnie Mouse Blissful (Character World)
Ink & Embossing:  Tiki Torch, Tiara, Rockin' Red, Midnight (Catherine Pooler);
Paper: White (Catherine Pooler); Real Red (Stampin' Up); Pattern Paper Scraps
Other: Marigold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Red Twine (The Stamps of Life);

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inspired by Muse Christmas Visions

I was super inspired by the current Muse Christmas Visions. Here is the card . . .


I saw the card, and remembered I had a reindeer stamp.  And so the creativity began, and here is where it landed.


 I was inspired by the reindeer used, and the striped paper.  And if you look below . .  my sequins served as a string of lights all tangled in those antlers. 


Love this little reindeer. 

And I hope you found some time to create today.  (and if not . . . only about 30 minutes to midniight)


Supplies Used - Love, Joy, Peace
Stamps:  Holiday Trimmings (Winnie & Walter)
Ink: Emerald Envy (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Solar White and Desert Storm (Neenah), Licorice (The Stamps of Life), Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Reindeer Die (Paper Smooches); Festive Holly Days and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Twine

Going Green

Created a little something green today, inspired by Cards in Envy's Green Things challenge.  And what is more green than turtles? 


 And a lot of turtles, indeed. 


I love monochromatic cards.  I just find them to be so calming. 

I hope you find some time to create today! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Smile
Stamps and Dies:  Stamp Set from November 2017 Kit of the Month; Scallop Circle Dies (Sizzix);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper from November  2017 Kit of the Month
Other: Ribbon from November 2017 Kit of the Month; Lily Pad Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monochromatic Love for Less is More

I'm a fan of monochromatic creations, so I was stoked to work on this card.  It was inspired by the challenge this week at Less is More


 I'm on this new kick to use supplies I have, so had fun crafting this one.  And I'm loving those Enamel Accents from Ranger. 


Go create something sparkly! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Tons of Love
Stamps and Dies:  Sparkle Dot Pattern 1 (Pretty Pink Posh); Huge Hugs 2 (Paper Smooches);
Ink & Embossing:  Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler);
Paper: Premium White Cardsdtock (Catherine Pooler); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug);  Glitter Paper (Tonic Studios)
Other: Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Big Birthday Balloons

Sharing a card tonight that I made for Seize the Birthday . . . whose challenge this week was "anything goes". 

Went with birthday balloons for anything goes.  Had pulled these stamps and dies out for a friend to borrow, and decided to use them myself before putting them away. 


I made some big balloons and stamped sentiments on two of them, used pattern paper for another. 



 Always fun to play with old product in my stash. 

I hope you found some time to create today! 

Debbie




Supplies Used - Happy Birthday, Wish Big
Stamps:  Make a Wish (My Creative Time)
Ink: Versamark; Zig Black Marker
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up); Basic Black (Stampin' Up); Pattern Paper (Studio Calico)
Accessories:  Twine (The Stamps of Life); Stitched Circle Balloon Dies (My Creative Time); White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp)

Good Egg for Muse Challenge #256

I was inspired to create a monochromatic card for Muse Challenge #256.  Here is the card that was shared, which was created by Anita Bowden


I was inspired by the colors and instead of a die, used a stencil to create my card.  I did add some extra layers as well.  Here is my card . . .


 Love the shimmer of that Nuvo paste.


Now . . . go create!  


Supplies Used - Good Egg
Stamps and Dies:  Some Bunny (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Aquatini (Catherine Pooler Ink)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Bazzill Cardstock; Echo Park Pattern Paper
Other: Easter Egg Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Pure Platinum Mousse (Nuvo)