Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 Happy Birthday Beautiful You



Just got Beautiful You by SU a week or so ago.  I was so anxious to get it and had spent lots of time on Pinterest looking for ideas, then decided to go with my own.  I love the DP I had in a stack, already decorated with some pretty florals for me.  Colored the girl with copic markers, added some glitter, some die cut embellishment and a bling flower that I have had forever.  Hope you had a Happy Birthday Dear Friend.

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 Happy Birthday



This is the card I made for my great daughter, sweet Bella for her 4th birthday, she is my great grand daughter and what a blessing she is.  For her birthday Mom and Dad took her to see Disney on Ice, well what princess doesn't need a Cinderalla dress to wear for the occasion - so Grandma Hotop got her outfit and accessories.  Then coming up with a matching card - aren't digis a time saver, I found a Cinderalla digi, allcolored, just had to size, fussy cut and make my card. Happy Birthday Bella. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17,2017 Valentine Boxes


Most of you know I am NOT I repeat NOT very good at making boxes but - recently had a class at Hobby Lobby with a BFF instructor Patti and gave us so many hints, instructions, and ideas for boxes that I came home and got busy.  The small boxes have Ghiradelli chocolates one was a dark spicy chocolate) a bit too spicy for me but my son loved his, and the larger box has Little Debbie Valentine cakes. These were mailed out in Chemo buddy boxes as well as boxes to the grandkids last week.  Thank you Patti for all the encouragement in making the "perfect" box.    

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15, 2016 Photo Inspiration The House that Cards Built




I had to think about this photo challenge inspiration for oh maybe a minute and things started coming together.  I knew flowers - FLOWER POWER FRAME  10202-Q from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS,  Stamped on watercolor paper - colored with a light watercolor and waterbrush.  I have a small envelope diecut from  Amuse which I cut with Kraft paper and then die cut a series of tiny flowers also from AMuse.  Filled with envelope with pink/purple flowers - added some Nuvo centers and then a bit of bling.  I decided this looked like a spring card - only 5 weeks away so I used the sentiment HAPPY SPRING 1301-F.
Hoping this card will cheer up my senior buddy who lives in the "cold cold" part of Canada. 

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the Photo or Color inspiration
and enter it in The House that Stamps Built challenge   
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions.  
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
    
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2013 POTW - OMBRE MONOCHROMATIC FRAMES


Good Morning - this week it is my turn over at The House that Stamps Built  to show you how to do a fun, and easy technique for a WOW card.  I call it ombre monochromatic frame ombre - fading shades of the same color family, "frame"

We all have pieces of 1-2 inch cs  laying around on our desk or scrap basket - well dig through those and find four pieces of the same color family.

Here is a picture tutorial for this technique.

You will need your strips of cardstock, a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, a paper trimmer, glue runner, die cutter, and dies.

Cut at least 4 strips of cardstock in 1 inch strips at least 5 1/2 inches long.

Glue/or use tape runner to apply your color strips onto white cs - making sure that the edges are butted up against each other with no gap and I started with darkest color and worked my way down to the lightest.


Select two dies - one large and one smaller - make sure the smaller one is large enough to accommodate the stamp you want to use, I taped mine in place just to make sure they didn't move around  


You will end up with two pieces, - Use the largest piece and mount on either white/or contrasting color - your focal image will go in the oval space.  Stamp your image in the oval piece, color with your choice - I used colored pencils.
I then cut the sentiment out of the small oval piece I had left and then made my card.


I used Ship 9508J from Repeat Impressions found here , and sentiment Wind in my sails 3918F found here.  I had a nautical die which I used for the anchor out of the darkest blue on my card.  Talk about easy - and WOW.

But wait if you will look on your desk/work space you will see you have aother piece left - don't let it go to waste.


Again  mount this on white and stamp your focal image in the open space,


For this card I used Cape Hatteras Light 3003K found here. the darling little birds in flight Gulls in Flight 3412C found here and and sentiment A Happy Hello.  Tied on the perfect ribbon - (I won this in a blog candy give away) and it works well to tie this all together.  

Try this fun technique - it works with so many stamps from Repeat Impressions

  

Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 More Valentine Monsters



These monster Valentines were so fun to make - I totally CASE'd the idea from our Card and Coffee social with a great friend and SU demonstrator.  I thought the monster (second picture) which was a SU image was to cute, well I remembered that I had some digi monsters from Gerda Steiner.  I printed them out on white cardstock then again on pattern cardstock - fussy cut and mounted  the monster on a white doily.  I then punched out several hearts and put one in each "hand" some heart washi tape, sentiment and then the cute eyes made this card complete.  Totally a fun fun card to case.  

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

February 8, 2017 Tic Tac Toe at the House that Stamps Built




This is one of my favorite new challenges at The House that Stamps Built and it is the Tic-Tac-Toe - you choose just like the game up, diagonal, down, or across.  Well I choose Embossing, pink and pearls.  I used Repeat Impressions 4903-F
Love Post  and embossed in a satin pearl embossing powder, then using some raspberry distressing ink colored it and cut out with postage scissors.  I didn't keep many of my fancy scissors but this was one I did keep.  I popped it up on a pink heart doily layered it on some pink/white heart paper and then had some precut borders that I used on the bottom and used my pearls there.  

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the theme Tic-Tac-Toe and enter it in The House that Stamps Built challenge   
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions.  
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
    
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Challenges:
     The Paper Girls - with heart
     Everybody Art - for the girls or Valentines
     Brown Sugar - Pink and Pearls
     Crafting from the Heart - anything goes