Monday, April 24, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Monday April 24, 2017
 
I was asked to make a sympathy card by a friend.  I recently made a card for myself to give to a friend and now another friend asked if would make her one.
 I used some masking tape to block the center sentiment area and then using Paper Trey ink stamps and Simon says stamps to created the flowers, leaves and dots. I used Ranger/Altnew inks. I hope it's not to bright.. But who says sympathy cards need to be drab. I think it's bright and comforting.  I used a white gel pen on the blue flowers. I then stamped with Hero Arts the sentiment. I used Hero Arts Prayers die and cut it out 4 times and layered it. I then embossed it with Stampin Up grey powder. I embossed it about 4 times to make it thick and shinny. I added a few clear Nuvo drops.  
 
 
Challenges:
As you like it - favorite colors and why (teal, yellows and gray- like the spring happy feeling of bright colors)
Jo's scrap shack #185 - anything goes
Brown sugar #247 - use a die cut
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Allsorts wk. 412- I spy "b" (blooms, black, blue, brown, bling)
Glitter 'n' sparkle #236 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
Simon work it Wednesday - flowers
Crafting from the heart #156 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes







Sunday, April 23, 2017

Congratulations - grad

Sunday April 23, 2017
 
I wasn't going to post this card because I have been making a lot of graduation cards.. But I thought this is a little different than the others.. Still same with tag and being able to put a gift card or money behind tag.. but I did an embossed background using a Stampin up embossing folder.. I had a request from a friend to make her brother a green/yellow graduation card.. So I hope she likes. I did the water color smooshing Ranger ink water color tag. I used Marianne tag die and a bronze brad.. I embossed the Paper Trey ink congratulations and used Impression Obsession grad silhouette.
 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Make my Monday #44 - embossing/wet or dry (background and sentiment)
Crafty sentiments - men/boys
Cards und more #182 - monochrome
Jo's scrap shack #185 - anything goes
Brown sugar #247 - use a die cut
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Pause dream enjoy # 169 - tag
Allsorts wk. 412 - I spy "b"  (boy, black, brad)
Glitter 'n' sparkle #236 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy mother's day

Saturday April 22, 2017
 
Hope you're having a happy weekend.
I was playing in my craft room and thought I better get some mother's day cards made..
My mother passed away 9-1/2  years ago.  It's really hard making mother's day cards. But I was thinking of her when I made this. She loved pinks and pastel colors. 
I stamped the Simon Says flowers, leaves and hearts and embossed with white embossing powder. I then used my copics to color them in. You really cant see it too well but I used a light blue copic behind the flowers to give some depth. Guess I should of used a little darker one but was afraid it would over take the flowers. I added some Nuvo drops and then colored a strip of paper with copic color used for the flowers and heat embossed the sentiment in white. I layered the card.
 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Cards in envy - pretty pastels
Make my Monday #44 - embossing/wet or dry (sentiment and flowers/leaves)
Shopping our stash #299 - a rose by any other name
Cards und more #182 - monochrome
Simon Wednesday - showers and or flowers
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
Simon work it Wednesday April - April showers bring May flowers
 As you like it - favorite colors and why (pink and greens - great fresh colors and happy colors together)
Starln my pocket - spring /Easter
Jo's scrap shack #185 - anything goes
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Colour crazy wk. 16 - anything goes







Friday, April 21, 2017

Together forever, never apart, - Catch the bug - Free Friday

Friday April 21, 2017
 
Are you ready for another Free Friday from the Bugaboo Store?? You can see inspiration at Catch the bug the design teams cards using this fun image.. It's a favorite of mine.. Boy Bear..
 
 
 

 
So for this card I wanted to have a colorful background.. So dug through my OLD gelli plate lost but found papers.. I found this awesome colorful paper.. I backed it with some brown card stock and added to Kraft card base. I chose a Mama Elephant sentiment and embossed it in white. I added some twine next to the sentiment. I used a Spellbinder die and cut out the bear and colored Boy Bear with copics. I didn't like the plain background around the bear so I colored it in light blue (also in the gelli plate paper) and then took Tim Holtz stickle stencil and Ranger ink green (picks up the colors in the background gelli paper).  I liked the look. I added the image using foam dots to the Gelli paper. I added some clear Nuvo drops around the card. I like how the clear drops pick up the color behind the drops..
I hope you pick this cute free image up.. You will enjoy playing with this cute bear. To get inspiration head over to Catch the bug. 


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #42 - anything goes
Creatalicious #113 - anything goes/opt. birthday
The ribbon girl - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Make my Monday #44 - embossing/wet or dry (sentiment)
Crafty sentiments - men/boys
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number






Wednesday, April 19, 2017

thank you berry much - Aud Sentiments #178

Thursday April 20-May 1, 2017
 
April is almost over and days are longer
(I hope they get rid of day-light savings time)
I have my usual three day Ladies Retreat to Cannon Beach (which is in Oregon) I live a couple hours away. It's next week.. It's a beautiful time. It's through my church and I always go with my best friend Karen.. It's a spiritual, crying, snacking, singing, hugging, snacking, learning, eating, lessons, walks on the beach, shopping, praying, snacking ladies fun time. I always come back refreshed.
Very blessed time.
 
Well on to the new challenge at Aud Sentiments #178
 
USE A RUBBER OR CLEAR STAMP FOR YOUR SENTIMENT. 
 
Our sponsor is Inspired by Stamping
 

I am using Stamp Rosa House Mouse.. I love this mouse.  I can identify with eating strawberries and feeling so full.  Hay - how do you eat your strawberries?  If they are fresh and just eating I make up some sour cream and add brown sugar and stir it together and then swipe my strawberry through it and eat.. YUMMM. so good.  I love strawberries on waffles.. In smoothies (I usually use frozen ones for smoothies)..   Ok back to my card. I colored my card with copics. I then took My Favorite Things embossing edges and embossed the white, red and kraft edges. I love the look it gives. I then added some twine to the left side and an old button I had.  I left it off for a while and kept looking at the card and it just needed something. I tried different buttons and my hubby and I settled on this one. Oh and the rubber/clear stamp is Paper Trey Ink "green thumb" stamp. It's perfect for the image. Its a hand deliver card.. button is thick. 
I hope you like my card and get inspired. Please see the DT's cards to get more inspiration.
Thank you.. And Thank you for all the nice complements on my card over the years. It really inspires me as I make my cards.  Hugs everyone.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #88 - buttons
Colour crazy wk. 15 - anything goes
My time to craft #343 - no dp
A bit more time to craft #42 - anything goes
Creatalicious #113 - anything goes/opt. birthday
The ribbon girl - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #146 - not a square card
Crafting from the heart #155 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Creative moments #116 - anything goes/opt. spring
Crafty gals #119 - embellish it
As you like it - favorite colors and why (red and kraft. Like the contrast of colors, the richness it gives)




Caution - mood swing in progress - Catch the bug Humor Wed.

Wednesday April 19, 2017
 
Ok- I am not a golfer so I wouldn't know it but did you know yesterday was National Golf Day?
 
 
 
Wednesday is Humor Wednesday at Catch the bug. I am using the Bugaboo image called AKV golf bag.
I used a Stampin Up embossing folder and lightly ran white ink over the raised part. I thought it gave a golf ball look. I colored the image with copics and then used "0" copic clear and put it on a piece of denim fabric and laid it over the golfers pants and golf bag. I like the texture it gives.  I embossed the sentiment with SU black embossing powder and cut it apart.  I love the play on words with mood swing and golf swing.. I don't golf but I have seen on TV golfers can have mood swings for sure.. LOL
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
Crafty catz #366 - anything goes/opt. animals
Colour crazy wk. 15 - anything goes
My time to craft #343 - no dp
A bit more time to craft #42 - anything goes
Creatalicious #113 - anything goes/opt. birthday
Crafting from the heart #155 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Make my Monday #44 - embossing/wet or dry (background and sentiment)
Crafty sentiments - men/boys
Creative moments #116 - anything goes/opt. spring





Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wishing you a one-of-a-kind birthday - Stampavie and More #285

Wednesday April 19 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Stampavie and More #285
 
Our challenges run for two weeks and the theme for this challenge
 is SPRING..  I'm sure we are all ready for SPRING so get out your thinking cap and have fun
 
 
This is my card.. I was watching a video a few months back and I saw a card design similar to this so thought yes that will work for this card.  I changed it a little to make it mine but the three circles ideas are from the video. I used the Simon Says stitched die and cut the circles out of the Kraft base. I then took a larger circle from My Favorite Things and cut three circles for the background. I wiped my Ranger Oxide inks over the circles and then sprayed with  Mr. Huey shine and let it dry. I stamped out the three animals from Mama Elephant and colored with copics and using the die for each animal. I added the circles and images. I stamped the birthday sentiment from Clear Design.. I then added Washi tape down the two sides and then added the Kraft card stock which is on foam tape. I went around the circles in a few places with my white gel pen. I used some EK stickers to help with the spring feel.  This card is so cute in real life. I hope you like and it inspires you to play along and load your SPRING card over at Stampavie and More..
If you want more inspiration head over to Stampavie and More and see the DT inspirations. 


Challenges:
Crafty gals #119 - embellish it
Moving along with the times #43 - birds and feathers
Crafty catz #366 - anything goes/opt. animals
Creative fingers #128 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Just us girls #389 - color challenge
Inkspirational #132 - spring
A bit more time to craft #42 - anything goes
Creatalicious #113 - anything goes/opt. birthday
Addicted to stamps #146 - not a square card
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Ooh la la #226 - birthday
Cards in envy - pretty pastels
Creative moments #116 - anything goes/opt. spring