Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hello - just a fun glittery card

Saturday July 23, 2016
 
I have a fun card to share with you.. My friend Karen and I went to a Scrapbook Expo event a couple weekends ago and its not just scrapbook but card making also.. We found at one of the booths this awesome tape called Bazic double sided tape.. It's nice and thin so we both got the special deal of the day so believe me we have enough tape to last a life time and then some.. I took some strips of tape and added all across a 4.5 x 5.5 piece of white paper. Then broke out my Art institute glitter (oh man those are ancient and hardly a dent in the bottles and I have used them a lot over the years) and just added four different colors in sections.. When I was happy with the look.. and lucky for me it was the first time because that glitter is not going anywhere.. I burnished it down.  Then I just let it be for a few days until I figured out what to do.. Well I saw a video from Jennifer McGuire 5 ways to use background dies..   My answer was in that video.. so I took out a Lil inker overall die.. die cut the glitter piece and while it was all still in the die I turned it over and added 89 pieces of foam tape to all of these pieces. Then I took a piece of sparkly black paper and laid it on the back of the die piece /foam and carefully pulled the black/glitter pieces off.. So these are all raised. The photo below kind a gives you the side profile so you can see it raised.. Now how was I going to get the Hello to stick.. glue and glitter don't mix when you are trying to adhere a sentiment.. so I thought ok double sided tape again. I added it to the back of the pink card stock and die cut the hello and pealed off the tape backing and it's stuck like glue.. here I stared singing the song.. by Sugarland.. Stuck like glue... LOL
 


side profile so you can see the raised pieces..

Challenges:
AAA cards #69 -one stash favorite (glitter)
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
Ooh la la #209 - add texture
Make my Monday - sentimental
Craft your passion #321 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #121 - anything goes
Use your stuff #230 - punches or dies
The daily marker - day 18
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #20 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wks. 240-241 - anything goes
Creative moments #98 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #20 - anything goes
Color throw down #402 - color challenge
Kraftin kimmie Wednesday - anything goes
4 Crafty chicks #308 - all that glitters
Simply create too # 114 - lots of sparkle













Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Look for the miracles - Aud Sentiments #160

Thursday July 21 - August 2, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #160
Our two week challenge is
ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

Since we don't have a sponsor this week we can use what we want.. Well it's a new stamp set I got in my monthly Simon Says box.. I think it was a month or two back.. I have been itching to use it..  I think it looks like some summer flowers I have seen in neighbors yards.. loving in the country I see a lot of awesome flowers around peoples homes (there seems to be more yard area vs. city life. Always brings a smile so I like using flowers on my cards so it brings a smile to the person getting it.
I stamped the large flower and then masked it and added the other stamps. I rounded the corners and this card makes me smile.
 

Challenges:
Crafting with friends # 25 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #24 - anything goes
The crafter's café #153 - clean and simple
Crop stop #18 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #185 - anything goes/colors(black/purple/orange)
Glitter 'n' sparkle #197 - anything goes
AAA cards #69 - one stash favorite (simon says stamp)
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
Love to scrap #82 - anything goes
Make my Monday - sentimental
Craft your passion #321 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #121 - anything goes
Crafty boots - photo inspiration - (the flowers)
The daily marker - day 17
Digi choosday wk. 29 - flowers
Word art Wednesday wks. 240-241 - anything goes
Creative moments #98 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #20 - anything goes
Color throw down #402 - color challenge
Kraftin kimmie Wednesday - anything goes










                                                               crafty boots


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hello Summer - Inspiration Destination #95

Wednesday July 20, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #95
It's always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Kenny K
 

This is my card using After party image.. She has some high heels in her hand and I wanted this to be a summer card so I cut the heels off and added some flip flops.. I chose this background as it was kinda summer tropical feel to it.. I added a lemonade drink and some sequins to give some sparkle to the background. I wanted her to look like she just got off work and is heading to the beach..
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #333 - add bling
QKR stampede #200 - by the sea
Polkadoodles wk. 28 - summer
Crafting with friends # 25 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #24 - anything goes
World wide open #12 - anything goes
Crop stop #18 - anything goes
Cupcake inspirations #367 - tropical
613 Ave. create #185 - anything goes/colors (black/red/yellow)
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
Cards in envy - heat wave
Love to scrap #82 - anything goes
Use your stuff #230 - punches or dies
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown # 303 - favorite embellishment (sequins)
Lemon shortbread #20 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wks. 240-241 - anything goes
Creative moments #98 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #20 - anything goes
Color throw down #402 - color challenge
Kraftin kimmie Wednesday - anything goes

 













Birthday wishes - Inspiration Destination #95

Wednesday July 20, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #95 .. it's ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Bugaboo stamps
 

Those that follow me know that Bugaboo is a all time favorite of mine.. that is why I am on their design team.. So I chose to use one of their awesome images.. Called Desiree girl.. I chose this one because she looks like my grand daughter. This will be a birthday card for her this year.
I wanted this to be a bright girly girl card (she is turning 12) and so I chose this awesome plaid and I had some scraps of another designer paper so I punched out some hearts and they work perfect with the plaid paper. I hope you play along and it's ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #333 - add bling
Crafting with friends # 25 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #69 -birthday
Simply paper craft #33 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #24 - anything goes
Not just cards #34 - colors
World wide open #12 - anything goes
Crop stop #18 - anything goes
Glitter 'n' sparkle #197 - anything goes
Come and get it - checks /stripes
The ribbon girl - July any image
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
Love to scrap #82 - anything goes
Craft your passion #321 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #121 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 16
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown # 303 - favorite embellishment (acrylic dots)
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #20 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wks. 240-241 - anything goes
Kraftin kimmie Wednesday - anything goes

 
 






not just cards








Merry Christmas - New release Catch the bug

Tuesday July 19, 2016
 
It's Tuesday and at Bugaboo stamps it's new release day..
This Tuesday we have Christmas bird 001, which is perfect for the holiday season and some blogs are having Christmas in July. We just got done with ours..
 

This is my card using the new image.. I hope you head over to the
Catch the bug blog and see what the other design team members did with this fun image. I used a Stampin up ink splat stamp and colored with Wink of Stella but it's hard to see. I used the Simon says die for the sentiment and Simon says and My favorite things die. 


Challenges:
As you like it - your trademark style and why(I like doing my own background when possible. It gives more texture/and colors that work with the image)
Crimbo crackers #111 - anything goes
Share joy #44 - clean and simple
DRS designs - pets are family too (birds are pets)
Creative fingers #113 - anything goes
Fussy n fancy # 168 - Christmas in July
Simply paper craft #33 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #24 - anything goes
Allsorts #372 - frame it
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #290 - anything goes/cute
Crop stop #18 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra July - anything goes
My time to craft #325 - Christmas in July
Glitter 'n' sparkle #197 - anything goes
Christmas card #33 - anything goes / color
The ribbon girl - July any image
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
Melonheadz friends - Christmas in July
Use your stuff #230 - punches or dies
The daily marker - day 15
Inky chicks #69 - Christmas in summer
Deep ocean #133 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #170 - Christmas in July














Monday, July 18, 2016

The smile on my face doesn't mean my life is perfect - Catch the bug ABC

Monday July 18, 2016

Monday at Catch the bug is ABC - Anything But a Card day..



It's another Journal inspiration page .. Oh my I am loving these and it's awesome to look at each time I open my journal. I am getting quite a collection and I am adding them to each months page. I find quotes that I have seen on facebook, magazines, books and all sorts of places and when I find the image that I want to use.. not necessarily does it go with the quote but a comforting image.. I type the quote above the image and print out. I added the colored image to a piece of scrap card stock and laminate the whole image and punch the holes.  I gave texture to the dog by adding a little colorless blender liquid to a small scrap of terry towel and dab over the colored dog. I love the look it gives. The image I used is called Girl puppy love



Challenges:
Fab 'n' funky #313 - add a sentiment
Kraftin' Kimmie - wonderful Wednesday -anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - animals (human or other)
Crafty girls creations #23 - just for fun
DRS designs - pets are family too
Creative fingers #113 - anything goes
Simply paper craft #33 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #24 - anything goes
Little scrap of pieces - show it off
World wide open #12 - anything goes
Crop stop #18 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #185 - anything goes/colors (black/purple/green)
Robyn's fetish #325 - anything but a card
The ribbon girl - July any image
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
The daily marker - day 14










Saturday, July 16, 2016

A note to say hello - Catch the bug challenge -BINGO

7-16-16
 
It's time for another challenge at Catch the bug.. It's BINGO time and it's pretty simple so I hope you play along and enter your awesome card over at Catch the bug
 

                                                                          Bingo card


This is my card using the Bugaboo image Girlz-flowers..
I used the row.. Button, Flowers, Pearl
The background is a new stencil I got from My Favorite Things.. I love it. I was cleaning off the sponge applicator I have and replacing new sponges to the applicator and so there is a little brown, green, red in the stencil background. I just sponged on the stencil just for fun not thinking I had enough ink on it to make it work... I lifted the stencil up and this is what I saw.. I loved it so used it for this card. I added some button flowers at the bottom and the pearls are the flower centers in the digi image..
 

Challenges:
Crafty cardmakers #168 - bling
Ooh la la #208 - beginning with F - (female/flowers/floss)
Digi choosday wk. 28 - for the girls
Simon Wednesday - create a scene
Fab 'n' funky #313 - add a sentiment
Kraftin' Kimmie - wonderful Wednesday -anything goes
Crafty creations #319 - clean and simple
The crafty addicts #19 - anything goes /flowers
The sisterhood of crafters - animals (human or other)
Ruby's rainbow #133 - make your own background
Crafty girls creations #23 - just for fun
As you like it - your trademark style and why(I like doing my own background when possible. It gives more texture/and colors that work with the image)
4 Crafty chicks #307 - flowers
Crafty catz #333 - add bling
Creative fingers #113 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 28 - summer
A bit more time to craft #24 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 12