Monday, February 20, 2017

Birthday Wishes for SSS Challenge

An emboss resist technique for Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which was "fantastic florals.  I used some old materials from a previous Simon Stays Stamp card kit to create this card.  I also broke out some watercolor paper and Ken Oliver Color Burst inks. 

This is definitely not my typical card.  But the results are pretty cool, the colors mixing and blending. 

If you're anything like me, I know you want to find some time to create today.  Just do it. 


Supplies Used - Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Birthday Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Turquoise, Yellow Ochre, Orange, Alazarin Crimson (Ken Oliver Color Burst) and Versamark
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah), Licorice (The Stamps of Life), and Strathmore Watercolor
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Die (Sizzix), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Rhinestones (Eyelet Outlet)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Easter Card for Cute Card Thursday

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday was a card without pattern paper, so I got those pastel inks out and got all inkified!  Here is my card . . .

 I used an adorable stamp from Sugar Pea Designs to create this card.  Stamping it with snow out my door feels odd . . . but Spring is on it's way. 

I hope you found some time to be creative today.  

Supplies Used -  Happy Easter
Stamps:  Egg-a-licious (Sugar Pea Designs)
Ink: Canary, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear, Sorbet (Close To My Heart), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Whisper White Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Snowflakes for Muse Challenge

A little something for the Muse Challenge.  Here is their challenge card . . .

And here is my card, which while not colorful, has three shades of blue stamped snowflakes and a sentiment embossed on black cardstock. 

Only one ink color was used for this card, but I stamped the image three times to get the gradient ink colors. 

A simple but fun card to create.  I hope you find some time to create today.  

Supplies Used - Warm Winter Wishes
Stamps:  Snowflake and Warm Winter Wishes Stamps (Dab a Little Clear Stamps)
Ink:  Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler); Versamark;
Paper:  Sky, Licorice, Powdered Sugar Cardstock (The Stamps of Life)
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Frosted Crystal and Snowflake Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bright and Shiny for Merry Monday

I had so much fun creating this card for Merry Monday.  Yes, it was a bit more work, but the creative process is my therapy from life, so this one was great therapy!

The challenge was to include a snowman, snow woman or snow family.  I just had to play with this new stamp I had in my stash from Art Impressions.

Certainly not traditional colors, but the pink just made me happy.  I started by using black pigment ink to stamp my images and I put clear embossing powder on them.  Yes, . . . there are two images, because the snowman has a layered piece that is on an action wobble.  So I colored the full image on the water color piece, and then colored the smaller center image to match and put it on with the wobble.  You can see the layering a bit better below.

Those arms and those little gifts shake and shimmy on that wobble.  Super cute.

I hope you are able to find some time to create today!


Supplies Used - Action Wobble Snowman
Stamps:  Snowman Shaker (Art Impressions)
Ink:  Black Pigment Ink (Ranger); Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Paper:  Canson Watercolor; Solar White (Neenah); Candy Cane Lane Pattern Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder; Gold Washi Tape ( Queen & Co.); Snowflake Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Action Wobble

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I'm All Heart Tonight

I created a number of cards today.  They were all inspried by and related to all those "heart" and "Valentine" challenges out here. 

One at a time, and first up is The Card Concept.  This one is a  Clean and Layered Card . . .

A stamped image on the card base, and layered pattern paper with a window over that, and some layers of stamped XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO as borders.  And that raised heart.  Love it.  

And then "Love is in the Air" for "Use Your Stuff" challenge.  Well, when i think of air, I don't think red.  I think blue and white . . . . hearts floating in air. 

And this is all blue and white.  Pattern paper with ink that matches.  

And then finally for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.  Love!

 This one is all red . . . . lots and lots of red. 

I hope you found some time to be creative today, and if not, there is always tomorrow. 


Supplies Used - Me + You
Stamps: Stamp Set from The Stamps of Life January 2017 Card Kit
Ink: Licorice Ink (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Powdered Sugar Cardstock and Pattern Paper (The Stamp of Life January 2017 Card Kit)
Accessories:  Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Pearls from Stampin' Up)

Supplies Used - Sending Lots of Love
Stamps:  Stamp Set from The Stamps of Life January 2017 Card Kit
Ink: Midnight (The Stamps of Life))
Paper:  Powdered Sugar Cardstock and Pattern Paper (The Stamp of Life January 2017 Card Kit)
Accessories:  Puffy Embellishment (The Stamps of Life January 2017 Card Kit)

Supplies Used - Sending Lots of Love
Stamps:  Stamp Set from The Stamps of Life January 2017 Card Kit
Ink: Licorice (The Stamps of Life))
Paper:  Powdered Sugar Cardstock and Pattern Paper (The Stamp of Life January 2017 Card Kit)
Accessories:  Puffy Embellishment and Glitter  Dots (The Stamps of Life January 2017 Card Kit)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Color Throwdown and Time Out

Two more cards to share, inspired by a few challenges. 

First up is a card for Color Throwdown.  Love these colors together.  Here is my card . . .

I used pattern papers and embellishments from Studio Calico.  They came right to mind when I saw the inspiration photo.  I do love that button in the center of the stamped image.  

Second is a card created  for Time Out's challenge which had an inspirational quote:

 "Friends are connected heart to heart, 
distance and time can't break them apart." 

I immediately thought of our ability to send mail to our distant friends, and I used the little heart sequins to show the "heart to heart" love contained in the little envelope.  I stamped this card on Desert Storm cardstock, which was different than the norm for me, but I love how it turned out. 

I'm hoping to find even more time to create tomorrow.  And I hope you do as well. 

 Supplies Used - Just for You
Cardstock:  Bazzill and Neenah*
Pattern Paper:  Studio Calico*
Stamps:  MID for Studio Calico*
Ink:  Hero Arts
Other:  Sequins from Studio Calico*, Badge from Hello Forever for Studio Calico*
*from Studio Calico's Carolina Moon Card Kit

Supplies Used - Sending You Happy Mail
Stamps:  happymail2stamp and patterns4happymail (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Licorice, Artichoke, Cloud, Sky, Gingersnap and Strawberry Ink (The Stamps of Life); White Uniball Gel Pen
Paper:  Cityscapes (Graphic 45); Desert Storm (Neenah);
Accessories:  Heart Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

One-Layer CAS Card for Merry Monday

For the first time in forever, I got the chance to get a little crafty today.  I really have missed getting all inky. 

I do have a few cards to share today for a couple of challenges that inspired my creativity today.  First up is a card for Merry Monday.  The challenge was a clean and simple card.  Here is my card . . .

One layer cards are a challenge for me, but I love how this one turned out.  I used new ink from Catherine Pooler Designs, and one of her stamp sets as well.  I highly recommend checking this ink out.  It is fabulous. 

I hope you all find some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - Happy Holidays
Stamps:  Spot On Stamp Set*
Ink: Rockin' Red, Grass Skirt, Midnight*, Versamark
Paper:  Scored Cardstock*, Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)