Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 We Scream

This has been on my shelf for over a month and was just screaming "use me next", so I needed a quick "cute" card to send to a friend this am and knew which set I was going to use.  This is a "new" set that was featured in Amuse monthly special and I just bet it will be in the new catalog - or at least I hope so.  Talk about cute summer cards, kids cards, or just fun cards this set is it - included are three die cuts.  I used AMuse cs and love the way it all coordinated.  I have had the "goo" punch of MS for a long long time and usually just use it at Halloween but I thought dripping ice cream - perfect.  I also had the word bubble punch and these words fit perfect.  Added a few sequins that I got at our local scrap book store, some soft silk ribbon and this card is in the mail this am.  Challenges:

     One Crazy Stamper - anything goes
     Glitter n Sparkle - use ribbon
     Scrappers Delight - anything goes
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015 Laugh

This card is all about using what I have/ what I hoard/and having fun.  I used this darling little penguin stamp from Great Impressions  (which I have had for a while but he had never seen ink).  Then I wanted something fun, summery, and colorful so started looking through my mountains of "old" pattern cs.  This is from Tutti Fruitti (TAC) and it just popped out at me.

  Then I remembered some glitter tape (again which I was saving) and used it to add just a bit of sparkle.  Added some fun sequins and die cut "Laugh" and embossed it with a glittery embossing powder.  Fun card to make.  challenges:
     Sketch Challenge - follow sketch
     Clear it Out - Green Things - glitter tape
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
     Not just cards - anything goes
     Great Impressions - celebrate spring (ice cream)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 with Sympathy

We all have occasion where we need a sympathy card as was the case for me about a week ago.  I had spent some time with my stamping BFF Donna and we both had new product to share.  I had just gotten the new ombre ink pad from Hero Arts and this one was in the greens (if you have not tried them they are awesome).  Using a stencil I sponged the ink with the stencil in place.  I think it makes a great background,.  I also had a new die - well new to me with this set of flowers and I decided to do my focal image in blacks with just a tiny pearl in the middle of each flower, another die cut with sympathy in black and this card was complete with no stamping.  These cards are difficult to send but I hope my friend got a little comfort from it knowing i was thinking about her loss.   Challenges:
     Deep Ocean Challenge - flowers
     Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
     Happy Little Stamper - CAS

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 Tool Time

We have a very good friend that bought a 100+ year old home 2 years ago in the city and he has constantly got a "repair", remodel" or fix it up" project going on.  He is trying to restore the home to as much like the original as possible, his wife has done the research and then Jay is the executor.  and yes they are still married LOL.  He had a birthday recently and when I saw a card very similar to this in Card Maker Magazine I knew what card I was making him for his birthday.  I did a side step card where as the card in the magazine did a template and a cutter.  My friend Patti came over one am and when she left this card was sitting on my cabinet ready to sign and give to our friend.  Needless to say this card was the hit of his birthday party.  This is normally "outside of the box" for me but was very pleased in how it turned out.    People are asking how I did the tools, well all of the tools with the exception of the level are a die cut, the level is original handmade.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 Friends

I have had this image for a while now and decided to color it up yesterday with some Inktense watercolors, - watercolors are such the in thing right now.  I do need to work on my skills.  This card reminds me of all the little coffee shops opening up their patios and people sitting outside for coffee or lunch with friends.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     The Stamping Boutique - use a die cut
     Pennys Paper-Crafty - anything goes
     Avenue 613 - anything goes

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 Antique Card

I haave looked at this set by Tim Holtz several time - ok a lot - and when it was 1/2 off at Michaels it just jumped in my cart.  I don't like everything he does but this one I did.  Made this up for a new 84 year old senior buddy that I recently got, hoping it will make him smile.  Love that it had no coloring to do - and that I could use one of those "thing-a-ma-jigs" that I had in my stash for the ribbon.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
     Crafts Galore - make a card
     Pink Elephant - anything goes

Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 Smile Pinwheel

I am in a swap group from Technique Junkie - it is a 1 for 1 swap (which is very doable), I have always enjoyed doing this technique and when we had our girls weekend in March one of the girls brought a project using this technique.  I wanted to use some fun spring colors so I used this from Doodlebug, yellow glittered brad in the center and cut smile out of green then embossed with kaleidoscope embossing powder.  I am pleased with the way it turned out.  Challenges
     PINspirational Challenge - anything goes
     Stamping Botique - use ribbon or lace
     Simply Papercraft - anything goes