Monday, February 8, 2016

This birthday card for a soon to be 8 year old was made with the #stampofapproval kit by +Catherine Pooler .  This is the first time I've purchased this kit, but I don't think it will be the last.  What a fun bunch of stamps/dies.  Really easy to bounce from kid to adult cards.

I took an A2 card panel in white, stamped a bunch of the balloons, and then added a bunch of confetti/streamer stamps randomly  Stamped the big sentiment in the middle, and then used the scalloped rectangle die in the kit to cut down my panel.  Mounted it to a white card base, and added some snow flake acetate to the frame portion, popped it up with dimensional tape, filled the center with Happy Birthday confetti, stars, and frosted sequins, and popped the frame on to the base to make a shaker card.

I messed up stamping the star below (color cross contamination), so re-stamped it, cut it out, gave it a smiley face, and popped it up over the messed up one.  (There are no mistakes - only room for more embellishments.)

Thanks for looking, and be sure to make something pretty today.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Be Mine..

I really do love combining companies.. I embossed Gina K Designs card stock with a Stampin Up heart folder.  To that I attached a shaker using Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy red, a doily die cut, and some shaker bits from Gina K, and Pretty Pink Posh.  Framed it with a My Favorite Things stitched circle frame, and popped a die cut layered Lala Land banner across the top.  My sentiment is from Verve Stamp's Hearts on Fire set, and my cute little raccoon is from a Gina K kit called Friends Til The End (also appropriate for Valentines Day and/or Love themes).

Thanks for looking.  Now go make something pretty.  :)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

This is my attempt at trying to make a Valentine's Day card for a guy to give a girl.  I guess it sort of worked.  The foiled balloons are actually the candy heart die from the Tim Holtz Crazy Things set, which is how this whole card started.  I wanted foiled balloons.  The bird, hat, and candy were colored using my Zig Clean Color pens and a bit of water.  The background panel was made using a new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Outlined, in black, and PTI poppy red, and then attached to a black panel where I used a Spellbinders edge die for the heart border.  Mounted the whole thing to a PTI poppy red card base, and done.

Go make something pretty.  :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hello, Beautiful!

The color scheme for this card comes from the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval box, and is the basis for a challenge that I'll be entering this in to.  The challenge has 3 requirements: Color, Friendship, and must be mailed out.  If you would like to enter, you may do so here: January Friendship Challenge Album

This was made using Altenew's Beautiful Day set, and a sentiment created from My Favorite Things Label Maker Love. The background splatters are also from My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns. Sequins and card stock are Papertrey Ink.  The pink flower is stamped with Gina K Designs Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, and Passionate Pink. The turquoise flower is stamped with Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, and Aqua Mist.  The orange flower is stamped with Papertrey Ink Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, and Orange Zest.  The leaves are stamped with Gina K Designs Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus.

Flowers and leaves were cut out with my Brother Scan n Cut (Have I mentioned enough times how much I love that thing yet??)

Have a fantastic day, and go make something pretty.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Today, I decided to play with Ken Oliver Color Burst powdered watercolors in Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, and Pthalo Green.  Fun, but messy.  After my watercolor background dried, I used a stencil, and some Ranger Texture Paste in transparent gloss, mixed with a bit of Crystal Glitter Ritz in Warm Highlight.

The Hello die is Lawn fawn, popped up on some fun foam, and glittered with some random glitter from either Walmart, or the Dollar store - I forget.  "Friend" is part of a sentiment from a Close To My Heart set called Fabulous You - I simply taped off what I wanted for my own purposes.  These were put on a paper heart doily and attached to my watercolor panel, which was then attached to a Gina K Designs heavy base weight white card base.

And of course my new handy-dandy name stamp for the back.  :)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy Heart Ombre Day

Today's card is for an Ombre Challenge over at Mod Squad.  I love combining brands; your options become even more endless.  We have a little bit of Papertrey Ink, Gina K Designs, My Favorite Things, Stampin' Up, and misc. contents of bins, boxes, hangers and jars from my dungeon.

First I embossed light pink card stock with a heart embossing folder, and flipped it over for a de-bossed look.  Then started building my layers with stitched scallop dies and patterned paper.  My ombre effect is the intentional light stamping of the black rectangles, I also used 3 different pinks underneath (Angel, Bubblegum, and Passionate) to give a striped pattern, and used a heart stencil on top with Bubblegum Pink, and Passionate Pink.  Watercolor Words by Stampin Up was used for the focal sentiment, as the stamp itself gives a bit of an ombre effect as well.

After I had the entire thing put together and finished, I smudged black ink from my finger, so as a last ditch attempt to save it, because it was right in the middle, I hauled out my MFT splatter stamp, and tried to cover it up.  Success!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This card is for Judy's "Anything But..." challenge over at Mod Squad.  Her challenge was to make anything but a Christmas card.  My card consists of one of the pretty trees from KSS.  My dies are from Spellbinders, and Cheery Lynn Designs, and my papers and ink (Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, and Dark Chocolate) are from Papertry Ink (Scarlet Jewel may well be my new favorite color.  The picture doesn't do it justice, and it's indescribable.  Not red.  Not pink.  Not purple. Not burgundy.  Not rose.   Somewhere in between.  Love it.  Love the challenge.. (...and now, since I just remembered I have it, I'm going to run and put the cute little tire swing, also by KSS on my tree!)