Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Create Along With Us: May 2017



I hoard strips of cardstock....
 

(stamp: Papertrey Ink Movers & Shakers Sentiments  die:Papertrey Ink Winter Woods)



So when I saw Wanda's creation for Papertrey's newest release...





 I was inspired~from the sectioned sentiment down to the colorful dots.


I washi-blocked a sentiment from Movers & Shakers and stamped each phrase on a delicious strip.




Hope your day is floating along smoothly friends~

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Faith Card




I assembled a card with bright cutouts that were laying on my desk.

 I'd rather get a card done than stash them away~


(stamp: My Favorite Things Bokeh Builder  dies:Simon Says Stamp Painted Faith,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings butterfly)



This time I stamped the dots~
 



 Have a wonderful weekend, friends!





Friday, May 12, 2017

Because You Make My Heart Happy




(stamps: My Favorite Things Because You  dies: My Favorite Things Because You/Wonky Stitched Circle,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings butterfly)



A water colored circle sitting on my desk needed a card to sit on.


This BRIGHT pack of paper seemed to play well with it.

I die-cut a dotty butterfly and dotty circle for



Hey guys, IT. IS. FRIDAY.


yesssssssss



Monday, May 8, 2017

Hey Sweet Thing!




Hey sweet thing!!!


 

(stamp: Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden  dies: Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden,Die-namics Cross-Stitch Oval)


Hope you are having a fine Monday~

I have a card to share, it's for the


Ellen Hutson May Mix It Up Challenge with Reverse Confetti.

 

http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2017/05/ellen-hutson-may-mix-it-up-challenge-reverse-confetti.html



 I pulled out my Reverse Confetti Fright Night dp for the stitched oval panel~



http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/05/just-add-ink-358just-add-stitching.html


I fussy cut around the sentiment~this font and placement has just the right dips and placement for such a technique.


Thanks for stopping in~




Saturday, May 6, 2017

Watercolor Wash Background



This is probably the best watercolor experience I've had ~thanks to the latest Make it Monday.



(stamps:Papertrey Ink City Scene/Celebrate Big customer appreciation set  die:Papertrey Ink Celebrate Big customer appreciation set)


If you'd like to improve your watercolor wash art...check out the video at Nicole's blog!


 
hosted by Laurie 
 
 
I need a card for a party next month...it's for a traveling friend.
 
 
She's been all over the world and back and there's a celebration to hear all her deets!


I need to leave this card where I can find it in a month....


Take care friends, and thanks for stopping by~
 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mom's Colorful Card




I got mom's Mother's Day card done, because she lives quite a ways away and I need to mail her box.

The Mother's Day stamp set I bought months ago had wandered off, but I found it! 

:)




(stamps:Hero Arts CL334, Verve Beautiful Things/Potter's Clay/Great Friend,Papertrey Ink Palm Prints  dies:Verve Great Kindness/Pottery/Beautiful Flowers,Papertrey Ink Photo Finish Strips/Palm Prints,My Favorite Things Tree-mendous)


Check out the pops of color here at Card Concept!


 

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2017/04/cc72-april-26th-april-showers.html



I couldn't decide on one color~wanted to represent allllll of them on this clean and layered card ;).
 


 The card base came from a pack of polka dot card bases~it represents the boot.



I used the Tree-mendous die for the "egg" the birds are set on.

Hope you have a good one~



Lifts Your Spirits



I've wanted to try out palm prints~




(stamps:Papertrey Ink Palm Prints,free sentiment panel with Verve order-thankyou!  dies:Papertrey Ink Palm Prints)



These colors were perfect~



https://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2017/04/ssc151-spring-citrus.html



I can't even wrap my brain around how quickly Monday got here again.


So far, I'm surviving~hope you are too!

Thanks for stopping by~

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bit of Graffiti



I picked up this lightbulb stamp recently and it's finally been inked.



(stamp:Joy Clair, Papertrey Ink Inspired:Jesus/Grunge Me  die:Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday)




I was inspired by



http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/04/challenge-133-designers-choice-graffiti.html



Thanks for stopping by friends~


Amazing Pineapple





(stamp: Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden  dies:Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden/Verve Amazing Adjectives Word/My Favorite Things Peek-A-Boo Wonky Windows/Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 1)


My card was inspired by this photo~picture a pink pillow on a grey couch.


http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-us-girls-390-photo-week.html



This just-because card will come in handy for any fun celebration.


 Praying you're making it through this week as best you can~

blessings friends.





Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friend Flowers






(stamps: Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do, Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings dies:Winnie & Walter In a Word Friend Cutaway,Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings)



When I started this clean and layered card~I began with this inspirational photo.
 


http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-card-concept-71-fresh-flutters.html



I focused on the white flowers, blue vase and orange butterfly.

After trying to make the focal panel work on a neutral base, I went with a colorful dotted cardbase.


I have a friend who could use a bright, happy card right about now.
 






Thank you for stopping in, friends!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Zappy Background




I finally picked up Zappy Birthday!



I've coveted it for some time now.
 


(stamps: Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday  dies:Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday/Tag Sale #5)


I participated in MIM by stamping a pattern with the dotted "zap" behind a die cut window.


hosted by Dawn




Bumpy washi is fun for texture~





it's got circles AND it's metallic!!!


http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-add-ink-356just-choose-two.html




I already got one "stamp" (ha!) of approval from my daughter who caught a view of this card.

She said "Ooooh, I love superhero fonts like that!!!".


YAYY!! 


Too bad her bday is in March.


I hope I remember.


Thanks for stopping by~






Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Trees




This is literally how our trees look at the moment~tiny blossoms here and there.

Realistically speaking, they sit on bare branches.


But I can do what I want ;).



(dies:My Favorite Things Tree-mendous)




I used sequins to imitate the swirling butterflies hovering over a white face (Time Out's inspirational photo).





http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-81.html









http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/04/challenge-132-word-prompt-spring.html



Thanks for stopping by!



 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Create Along With Us April 2017





Well somebody stepped it up with embossing!


(stamps:Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do/Boutique Borders Sympathy  dies:Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5/Valentine Pin-Ups strip)



Are you proud?

I sure am~I don't know why I don't do this more often!


I was inspired by the challenge at 





Nichole Heady's red and blue double tag project for  
April 2017 Release:Day Two had me smitten.




I started with reds and blues and double tagged it.

Then I ended up creating a card too.

It might be because I'm wearing pajama pants.

I haven't had the luxury to do so all week.

 I'm not worried about getting embossing powder on me, so I went for it!

 I should probably keep embossing while I have the day to do so~

thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Friend Rerun Challenge Card



April showers bring May flowers.


I'm banking on that saying.


Something has to come from all that rain!!!



(stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers  die:Winnie & Walter In a Word:Friend Cutaway)






Instead of the Rerun stamp set, so I went with the inspiration of this lovely card by Shay.



 

 
I stamped the stem from In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers to mimic the wood background.

 Then I "splattered" with a bit of blue watered down ink and stamped some dots from the same set.



 The flowers were stamped and the cutaway added in the same fashion as her creation.


My main colors were from the Color Throwdown.
 





http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/04/color-throwdown-437.html



Thanks for stopping in!


 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rainbow Colors and Sailing in the Storm



I love this sentiment!
 


(stamps:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Waves, Verve Learning to Sail  dies:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Waves,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles)



http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-us-girls-387-word-week.html



'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars'


I went with a rainbow of colors~bouncing from the rainbow circled dp.




I went all girly with sequins and droplets~~~I should do that more often!!!


Thanks for stopping by friends~

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Stand in the Light




Does it feel like spring to you yet?


(stamps:Stampendous Daisy Thanks, My Favorite Things Bokeh Builder  die:My Favorite Things Jumbo Fishtail Banner)



We are starting to get there...little by little!





Work It Wednesday March 2017
Spring Has Sprung



The more I stamp flowers, the closer it feels.


:)


 The more I sneeze, too....



Sunday, April 2, 2017

April Fool's Day


I detest April Fool's Day...I'm an easy mark!!!!


But Darnell's April Fool's Day Challenge makes it less painful.


I posted this card recently...



http://marlenaisfaithfullycrafting.blogspot.com/2017/03/papertrey-march-2017-blog-hop-challenge.html
(stamps:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn/Charmed sentiment  die:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn)



Here was it's predecessor.






It's not HORRIBLE...but  it looks like the leaves are trying to catch the flowers.


 I didn't see it until I took a picture and I couldn't shake the awkward feels.

It was a simple fix...I just attached another bloom.

As my daughter would say...now I feel like I have my life put together.


ha!!!

I know it's the day after April Fool's, but Darnell has this challenge open until the 11th.


There's still time to share your NBUS or bOO bOOs.


http://www.djkardkreations.com/2017/04/2nd-annual-april-fools-boo-boo-hop-and.html




Thank you Darnell, for making April Fool's less intimidating, I look forward to this every year!


 Blessings~

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hugs for a Friend




I created a long distance "hug" for a friend~


(stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers/True sentiment  die:Winnie & Walter In a Word:Hugs Cutaway  other:free sequins with order~thank you!!!)


using these Winnie & Walter March Colors:


http://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2017/03/march-color-combo-with-heather-h.html




Simon Says:Show Us What You Are Working On





This is a just because card~




(stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers,My Favorite Things Because You  dies:Winnie & Walter In a Word:Friend Cutaway,My Favorite Things Jumbo Fishtail Banner)



 for an anything goes challenge.


 Simon Says (Wednesday):Anything Goes


Today we have cozy, rainy weather~
 
 
perfect for staying home and crafting!!!
 
 
 Have a blessed day, friends~

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wheelie Like You



I wheelie like puns!


Throw in a cute critter and I'm sold~
 


(stamps:Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You  dies:Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like you,My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Ovals)


I went with the following inspiration photo~



http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/03/just-us-girls-386-photo-inspiration.html


focusing on lime and teal.

My "butterfly" was created by two strips of scrap paper die cut into a split oval.




Our spring break has been filled with dr appts and such.


We get to sleep in a wee bit~without completely ruining our schedule.


I'm appreciative of the extra crafty time!!!

Have a good one friends~


 



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Beautiful You Butterflies



My niece is growing up so fast!


I wanted to make her a "grownup like" card for her birthday this year.


(stamps:Altenew Halftone Circles/Majestic Bloom leaf,Verve Beautiful You sentiment,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings butterflies  dies:Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings)




I used these colors~
 

https://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2017/03/ssc149-rich-succulents.html






 I might actually get this card out in time.


Yay me!!!!




 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Day Two 2017 Spring Coffee Hop




Do you hear 70s music playing while looking at my card????


cuz I do!


Tie Dye is not just retro, it's my childhood.


😄




(stamp:Verve Rise and Shine digi  dies:My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle/Dienamics Blueprints 11,Avery Elle Dotted Elle-Ments)





 I printed up the pdf that Julee at Verve generously offers up here,

die cut the mug and sentiment and faux "tye dyed" with Copics.




I'm linking up at Verve



and 



http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/03/2017-spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/


May your burdens be light today friends~



 

Papertrey March 2017 Blog Hop Challenge




Yay, I made it to a PTI hop!


 
(stamps:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn/Charmed sentiment  die:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn)






I pulled teal, pink,purples and navy from the inspiration photo here.






Inlaid dies seemed the way to go.


Today is significantly warmer than it's been, and I can almost remember what flowers look like!!!

 Will I sneeze? Probably, but hey, gotta take the good with the bad right?


I say it's worth the flowers~
 

Blessings~



 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Spring Coffee





Whenever I make a coffee card, I have one friend in mind.


She's the first person I knew to own a Keurig and her setup was divine!!!!

I haven't seen her in ages but this gives me an opportunity to send a "thinking of you" card.



(stamps: Verve Coffee helps  dies:My Favorite Things Stitched Squares,Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags,Verve Cup for All Seasons)



Love the spring colors at the Throwdown~


http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/03/color-throwdown-435.html



Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday): Use More Than One Die or Punch




http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/03/2017-spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/




IT. IS. FRIDAY.

happy happy dance ;)