Friday, April 17, 2015

Celebrate with Winnie and Walter

Good morning! I'm excited to be sharing again over on the Winnie and Walter blog this morning! I think one of my favorite things about Winnie and Walter is their amazing large word fonts - and all the tiny little words for sentiment building. You can truly stamp out almost any possible sentiment combination!

Today I used The Big, the Bold, and the Party together with The Big, the Bold, and the Party Cutaways. to make my card. I used glitter paper for the large word, layered together a several pattern papers from a Pebbles paper pad, tucked in a doily, and used machine stitching to hold all the layers together. Finished off with some white and black Mister Huey's to add a bit of artsy splatters.

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

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Good morning! Stopping by today with another catch up card from last year on the Splitcoast Stamper's Dirty Dozen team - and playing along with Unity Friends with Flair:

I heat embossed my sentiment from Everything Wonderful in two parts - the frame in sliver, and the sentiment in white. I attached it with some machine stitching to some Crate Paper floral pattern paper, and added some scallops underneath with Lil' Inker's Stitched Scallop Border Die (one of my all time favorites!), some MME woodgrain pattern paper, and a few scraps of paper trimmed into banners and attached with a tiny Tim Holtz paper clip. Finished off with an enamel butterfly from Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Let's Celebrate - Gossip Column Challenge!

There is a brand new fun monthly feature over at Winnie and Walter, in case you hadn't heard about it yet! It is called the Gossip Column, and written by the fabulous and trendy Taheerah Atchia! It includes a fun challenge, and I couldn't resist the challenge to play along! 

This month she focused on Colour Crushes - such a fun and informative article - you definitely need to go check it out!

The challenge was to select your own palette of colors from these choices - adding black as a neutral just for a sentiment if needed. I decided to incorporate as many as possible, so I used Glacier Grey, Marsala Red, Custard Yellow, Classic Blue, Lucite Green, and Scuba Blue.

I used the little starbursts and sparkle rings from the free set from the birthday bash release called Sparkle (which I hear will be available for purchase soon as well!) - and a few borders from Scenery: Stripes and Scenery: The Party Hangover, as well as a sentiment from The Party. I used several MFT dye inks that were as close as I could manage to the color palette. Added some sparkly silver sequins and a spritz of clear sparkle mist (although I really wish I could take that part back now - but it was too late once I sprayed it!). 

Thanks for stopping by today - and if you haven't already, go check out Taheerah's Column, and join in with the Challenge! Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bright Happy Birthday - Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Good morning! It's time for a new challenge over at the Sparkle and Shine Challenge Blog - this week we have a sketch challenge sponsored by Winnie and Walter! I made a bright and bold birthday card - totally not in my usual range of design and color, but it just sort of happened! I'm surprised myself - but I like it!

Here is the sketch we have to play with this time around - love how simple and adaptable it is!

I used some bright and happy American Crafts pattern paper, and layered up with some black cardstock that I cut with my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 Die. Added some balloons and streamers (using the same ink and second generation stamping for a softer color) from Winnie and Walter's The Party. Added a sentiment from Sugar Rush heat embossed on a banner cut with Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. Finished off with a streamer cut with Goldie Trim Cutaways, a and sprinkling of sequins from the exclusive Pretty Pink Posh 1st Birthday Bash sequins (especially made for Winnie and Walter).

Our amazing sponsor this time around is Winnie & Walter. The winner will receive:

I hope you will join in and play along! Looking forward to seeing your creations! Have a wonderful day!!!

Sweet Friend - MFT Challenge Guest Designer

Good morning! Posting again this morning as guest designer over at the MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog! I'll be posting along with the design team every Wednesday this month for the sketch challenges.

Here is a peek at my card for today's sketch - head over there to see the full card, and what the design team has made for the sketch! I went monochromatic this week!

Here is the sketch for this week as well:

Thanks for dropping by - have a great day! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Celebrate - Happiest Birthday Wishes

Good morning! Oh how I love the adorable elephants that keep coming out from my favorite stamp companies! They just never get old - and neither do watercolors, so it was a no-brainer to pair the two together!

I made this for the current AEI{heart}U Challenge - Watercolor:

I stamped the cute elephant, balloon, and bunny from the sweet Ellie stamp set, and added a sentiment from Cake & Candles underneath. I used MFT dye inks to watercolor - smooshing them on my nonstick mat, then picking up with a wet brush. Added a bit of clear Stickles for some sparkle, as well as a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Used some PTI and MFT cardstock for my cardbase.

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stuck on You

Good morning everyone! I'm posting again this morning on the Butterfly Reflections Blog - this card using some Lawn Fawn, Crate Paper, and Hero Arts goodies:

I had tried the new Hero Arts Ombre inks right when I received them, but for some reason I didn't love them at first. I was determined to try again - and SOOOO glad I did, because I am officially in LOVE with them! They were so fun to use on this card! I pulled out Lawn Fawn's Stitched Journal die to cut my background, them used Lawn Fawn's Stuck on You stamp set to stamp everything out. Added a bit of a shadow under the pots with a couple Copic markers, then layered lots of pattern paper from Crate Paper's Craft Market 6x6 paper pad underneath, curling up some of the edges for extra dimension, then attaching the front panel with foam adhesive. Added some jute twine, and a few enamel dots to finish it off!

Also linking up with this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge - Dimension:

Thanks for stopping by this morning! If you haven't checked out the Butterfly Reflections Ink Store before - I hope you'll go take a peek! Tell Vanessa I sent you over! :)

Have a wonderful day!