Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy Birthday Celebration

Hello, today I'm playing along with this weeks CAS(E) This Sketch #304.

 I opted to make a boys birthday card, as I usually am out of those in my stash of cards.  I stamped everything on white cardstock, and colored the present with markers.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Cupcake Sprinkles, Happy Birthday, Make a Wish - Close to My Heart
Ink: Pacifica - Close to My Heart, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, White - Papertrey Ink

Friday, January 11, 2019

Many Thanks

Hello.  Today I'm playing along with two challenges, one sketch, one color.  The sketch is this weeks sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #370.  For far to long, I've been collecting stamps, punches, dies, paper, etc.  So, now that I am settled in my new craft room, I'm challenging myself to use what I've been collecting.  The Six-Sided Sampler from Stampin' Up is one of those sets.

 I love the color combination for this weeks Color Challenge with My Favorite Things.  I really wanted to give it a try.  Alas, I apparently don't have a light blue ink, so I got as close as I could with what I had on hand.  I needed a few "thank you" cards, so I pulled out the All Occasion Sentiments from My Favorite Things.
Here is my card:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler - Stampin' Up!
All Occasion Sentiments - My Favorite Things
Hexagon Punch - Stampin' Up!
Inks:  Sky, Breeze, Brown Bag, Citrus Leaf - Close to My Heart
Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Born to Ride

Hello, today I am playing along with this weeks Color Throwdown #525.  The colors this week are white, black, and brown.

This combination made me think of a stamp set I've been wanting to breakout to make a card for my dad.  I opted to use Kraft cardstock for the brown color.  The banner is die cut from the Stampin' Up! Bunch of Banners Framelits die set, the sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I adhered it to the card using foam dots to give it some dimension.  The motorcycle is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder to give it some shine, dimension, and greater interest.  Here is the card I created:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: One Wild Ride - Stampin' Up!
Dies: Bunch of Banners - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy Beeday

Today I'm playing along with the newest Cupcake Inspirations CIC #461 Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The challenge was also Something New, so we needed to use a new stamp, technique, idea.

 I ordered some new stamps from Honey Bee Stamps just before Christmas.  I'm excited that I finally get to use some of them, the Bee Hive set is adorable.  I noticed that the challenge image had some sparkle and black in it, so I tried to incorporate those elements into my creation.

I die cut "happy" from black cardstock.  The cute little bee hive and bees were die cut from white cardstock.  I colored them using Copic markers.  "Beeday" is stamped with versa mark and heat embossed using black embossing powder.  I touched the wings of the bees with a Glaze pen to give them a touch of shimmer and dimension.  The polka dot paper has copper dots for some additional shine.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Bee Hive and Hi Honey - Honey Bee Stamps
Dies: Beehive Honey Cuts - Honey Bee Stamps
          Happy - Taylored Expressions
Paper: Spring Time Foils - Stampin Up!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Unicorn Celebrate

Hello, it's been a long time since I've posted.  We bought my husbands grandparents house on the farm and have spent the past year remodeling it.  I just moved into my new craft room this last week, so I was excited to create something in my new space.  My daughter had a recent birthday, now that the kids are back in school, we needed to pass out invitations for her party.  She wants a unicorn themed party.  I decided to create a quick, post card style card for her to hand out at school.  I used this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch #303 as the pattern, its a retro sketch #251.  Here's the sketch:

Here is the invitation:

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Ocean Mist and white - Gina K.
Embossing Folder:  Cloudy Day - Stampin' Up!
Stamps and Die:  Dreamer - Tailored Expressions
                             Say it in Style - Close to My Heart
Punch: XL Curly Label - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tuxedo Black - Memento
Jelly Roll and Glaze Pens

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Farewell Mojo Monday

Hello!  I needed to create Father's Day cards this week, so I eagerly went to the Mojo Monday site to print off the new sketch.  When I read the post, my heart sank.  This is their final sketch, they won't be continuing.  As a mom of young children, I understand why Julee is simplifying and ending Mojo Monday.  However, as a paper crafter, I am sad.  Mojo Monday has been my favorite challenge,  I've been playing along since I started my blog.  I could always count on a sketch to get the creative juices flowing, and when I needed a place to start, Mojo Monday was my go to.  Here is the final sketch:

I used Stampin' Up's Crumb Cake to make a card base, and cardstock and some old patterned paper from Close to My Heart on the card.  I thought I had a fun Father's Day stamp set, but I must not have purchased it and only thought about it (a great excuse to go shopping!).  So I ended up combining two stamp sets for the sentiment, which I stamped in Close to My Hearts Chocolate ink.  I stamped "Happy" from Concord & 9th's Happy Words set, and "Father's Day" from Close to My Hearts June Word Puzzle.  

Thank you Julee for all of your hard work and wonderful sketches!  You have made me stretch and grow as a paper crafter.  Best of luck!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Magic Color Peony

Hello!  For today's creation, I couldn't wait to create something using Lawn Fawn's new die set Magic Color Slider.  I was intrigued by the tutorial they posted on Youtube, I just had to give it a try.  I chose the Peony Bouquet set from Altenew, I just love that the peony flower has 4 levels of stamping, it gives the image so much depth and detail.  Also, on the Altenew blog, their June Inspiration Challenge is White on White Focal Point.  I thought it would be fun to make the magic color slider using this challenge.

I played along with this weeks Color Throwdown, we were to use navy, pink, gold, and white.

I made the slider pocket using Papertrey Ink's Enchanted Evening cardstock.  I stamped the outline of the peony with Versamark ink onto a clear sheet, and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I stamped the next three layers of the peony stamp on white cardstock using Close to My Hearts Blush, Hollyhock, and Tulip inks.  I stamped the Pull Here tab using Lawn Fawn's new Push Here stamp and Tuxedo Black ink from Memento.  I wanted to create a card that I could sent to someone in our church family, so I used the Inspired: God stamp and die from Papertrey Ink to create the sentiment.  I found a piece of gold metallic paper to die cut the name God from.  I assembled it on a simple card base with a subtle pink pattern from the Madison Avenue paper pad from My Mind's Eye.