Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Paper Smooches Feather Love

Good morning! We are still busily working on redoing the floors in our house - so I haven't had much crafty time, but thought I would share a card I made a little while ago:

I did something similar a while ago using a couple of Paper Smooches stamp sets. I used Positive Strokes to make my feathers, then just hand drew in the centers with a black pen. The sentiment is from Scripty Sayings.

Used Hero Arts Shadow ink for the feathers, added some washi strips, some Heidi Swapp color shine in gold, and some enamel dots to finish it off.

Linking this up to a couple of challenges as well!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Little Hedgehog - Unity FWF

Good morning! So excited to share a card with you this morning for Unity Friends with Flair, as well as the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Animal Antics:

I fell in love with this little stamp, and purchased it a couple weeks ago during one of Unity's fabulous weekend sales - it is called Harrison Hedgehog. Eek! Even the name is cute!

I colored it up on Copic blending cardstock, then carefully fussy cut it out. I stamped him again on my pattern paper then glued the colored version down on top. I added a tiny enamel dot for his nose too - just a dab of extra cuteness! I also added some Wink of Stella to his darker parts, and covered the little heart with Glossy Accents - you can see that a little better here in this photo:

Pattern paper is all random from my scrap stash, sentiment is stamped on a folded banner cut with a Simon Says exclusive Die, and I added a couple strips of washi tape to ground the cute hedgehog. A little jute string tied in a bow is the final finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Light Bulb Thank You Card

Good morning! Whew...it has been a crazy week here! We had the privilege of hearing Ken Ham speak in Jackson Hole the last 3 evenings - 1 1/2 hours away from us. If you don't know who he is, you can check out this website HERE. We had a wonderful time...but 3 nights in a row of leaving home around 4 in the afternoon and not getting home until 11 had us pretty tired! We are usually early to bed people - so staying up that late kind of threw us all off schedule!

Anyway - that is why things have been so quiet around here the last few days! I thought this morning I would share a card I made a few weeks back and hadn't posted yet.

This was another card I made for the friends who wanted a bunch of masculine cards. For this one I used a couple of Unity stamps - as well as a little Avery Elle freebie that I got in an order a while back. The two Unity stamps are Lightbulb Moment for the image, and Country Pumpkin Chowder for the sentiment - I thought they went so fun together!

Stamped in black on kraft, matted in black, and added some pattern paper from Studio Calico. And then refrained from the feminine temptation to add anything more! Always so hard!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have had a wonderful week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jar of Happy - MCS Monday Challenge

Good Monday morning! Hard to believe that it is Monday already! But, since it is - it also means it is time for a new challenge at My Craft Spot! This week the challenge is Banners or Tags - I decided to use a tag for my jar of butterflies:

I used the Jar Basics stamp set, and coordinating Metal Dies to stamp and cut out my jar using some pattern paper. I used Jar Full of Flowers to stamp the butterflies on the inside. I inked them up them stamped them a few times to get darker and lighter butterflies.

Next, I used Tiny Tags Dies to cut a tag, and stamped a sentiment from Tiny Tags 3 Stamp Set. Tied it on with some Natural Jute String. Added some white cardstock that I used my PTI Linen Impression plate on, and some pattern paper from DCWV, and added some machine stitching to finish it all off. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your day is full of happy!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Avocado Arts April Cards

Good morning! I'm up on the Avocado Arts blog this morning with a few cards using the new April stamp sets. First up, I have a couple cards with this set - full of so many amazing options for the beautiful women in your life! With Mother's Day right around the corner - this is the perfect time to make use of these:

For this first card, I heat embossed the flower on vellum with some pink Zing embossing powder, then heat embossed the sentiment in black. 

Tucked some fun pattern paper by Crate paper behind it, then added that adorable bird paper clip with a bit of jute twine tied on it. 

Finished off with some pink cardstock that I embossed with my Cuttlebug for some texture, and a generous sprinkling of bling!

Next up, I decided to stamp one of the flowers on some pattern paper from Crate paper. 

I also added a jewel bling to the center of the flower, stamped my sentiment, mounted it on a mat of cork paper, then added two colors of jute twine tied around it. 

Mounted it with foam adhesive on my pattern paper, also by Crate Paper.

And next up, I made a card with this new set - LOVE it so much! I can think of so many fun things to make with this:

For this, I stamped the triangle border several times with Versafine black ink on watercolor paper, then colored over it with watercolor paint. 

I used my paintbrush to flick some additional paint over the card, then stamped a sentiment from Wishes and Kind Thoughts (see below) and watercolored over it as well. 

I also added some Glossy Accents to a few selected triangles for some interest, before mounting it on some blue cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Red Scooter - Unity FWF

Good morning! Popping in with a nice and bright card for Unity Friends with Flair today - as well as Virginia's View Challenge #2 - Stencil, and the Styling with Stencils Challenge in the Moxie Fab World:

I came across this image on Pinterest, which is where I got my color inspiration - it was just so bright and fun!

I used one of the adorable new itty bitty stamps I got last weekend (during one of Unity's always amazing sales) called Take off Together. I heat embossed the image and sentiment with Zing embossing powder on vellum, added a strip of washi, backed it with white cardstock, then matted it with a scrap of green pattern paper from my stash.

My background I created with a stencil and embossing paste, but on black cardstock - LOVE the striking look it gave! I added a tiny clothespin with some jute twine and some enamel dots to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Vellum and Veneer Congrats

Good morning! I'm sharing a card this morning over at My Craft Spot using some of the fun metal dies available. I love using metal dies on lots of different materials - like the wood veneer and vellum on this card:

For this card, I started off with some Avery Elle white woodgrain cardstock, misted with Seafoam and Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine, then added some splashes of Coral as well. 

Once that dried, I added some gold thread in a bundle, then cut one of the new Tiny Doilies 2 Metal Dies out of vellum and adhered that. Finished off by cutting one of the Big Words Metal Dies out of Wood Veneer and adhering that over the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!