Friday, July 3, 2015

Lift Up Your Eyes

Good morning! Just dropping by this morning to share a card I put together last night with one of the brand new releases at Unity Stamp Company - there are so many sweet new images releasing - and lots of fun sales for the weekend! Today is also Friends with Flair - a chance to play with your Unity stamps and link up your creations, and leave some love on everyone else's for a chance to win a random grab bag of Unity stamps. 

This one image just jumped out at me though - it's called Lift Up Your Eyes:

I kept it pretty sweet, soft, and simple. Colored with Copics, added a scrap strip of pattern paper, rounded a corner, and mounted on a kraft card base with a layer of foam in between.

Also linking up with the current Simon Says Monday Challenge - Summer:

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Black and White Without You

Good morning everyone! I'm posting this morning on the Butterfly Reflections Blog. Today I'm sharing a fun one layer card - colorful, and yet simple and easy to put together!

I used a favorite technique of mine - ink smooshing - to create this card. I squished a couple colors of distress ink (it really doesn't matter what colors you choose - or how many!) on a piece of acetate, spritzed with water, then "smooshed" onto my white cardstock. Once that dried to create a pretty background, I stamped the images and sentiments from Waffle Flowers Monochrome stamp set over the top using Versafine Onyx Black ink (great for a nice dark impression!). Finished off with a layer of pattern paper from an Amy Tangerine 6x6 Stitched paper pad.

Also linking this up with the new Virginia's View Challenge - 100% Stamped:

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

Rain or Shine - Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Good morning! YAY for a new challenge at the Sparkle and Shine Challenge Blog - this week we have a beautiful photo inspiration, and a prize sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh! I pulled out some new Mama Elephant goodies I had been dying to play with to make a cute little scene on my card:

Here is the photo inspiration we have to play with this time around - fun to use for something fitting for Fourth of July, or use the colors, or find some other inspiration!

I die cut an oval panel with Lil' Inker's Stitched Oval Mats out of watercolor paper, then stamped my scene using Mama Elephants Chance of Rain. I used Zig Clean Color Brush Tip Pens and a waterbrush to color my scene, then added some woodgrain paper from MME, a sprinkle of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and  splash of white Mister Huey's Mist, then adhered everything together with foam adhesive for dimension.

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

You Shine Bright - Winnie and Walter Rerun

Good morning! It's time for another fun Rerun at Winnie and Walter!

This month the featured stamp set is The Big, the Bold, and the Fun:

I made a super bright and happy card using this set, as well as the more recently released True stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment on watercolor paper in black, then stamped the stars in gray dye ink - actually stamping them twice and just slightly offset for a bit of a double effect. Watercolored around the outside of them with my Zig Clean Color Brush pens, blending with a waterbrush, then covered the stars with Glossy Accents. Once that dried, I added some splatters of black Heidi Swapp Color Shine, then mounted at an angle with some pattern paper from Glitz Designs and black cardstock on a white cardbase.

Make sure and stop over to the Winnie and Walter blog to check out more inspiration using this set, and find info more info on the Rerun feature and how you can play along!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sweet Birthday Scene

Good afternoon! I took a little time between this morning and this afternoon to make this cute card for my sweet little niece whose very first birthday is today! Something special like that just calls for a special card, right? I also hadn't had much opportunity to play along with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge that ends today, due to traveling and being busy working ahead for DT projects, so I thought I'd try to play along for the last day as well:

I used a bunch of fun Mama Elephant goodies on this card - starting with Landscape Trio dies to use as a mask to ink up the background with MFT dye ink. I used Sunday Stroll to create the scene, and built the cute sentiment from Sunday Sentiments and Three Amigos. Lots of foam dimension for adhesive, and strip of Lawn Fawn pattern paper on the side, and lots of sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to add a fun finishing touch!

Also linking up with a couple other challenges - first up, the Mama Elephant June Challenge - White Space.

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Have a great day!!! 

Glad we met - some happy news!

Good morning! A little fun bit of news is finally being shared - I have been keeping it quiet for a little while and excited that it doesn't have to be a secret anymore! You can read it all HERE! :)

Yep - I was super excited a little while back to get an email from Savanna asking me to join the Paper Smooches SPARKS Design Team! I served a term a while back and LOVED it! Such a fun team, and I love Paper Smooches stamps, so of course I jumped at the opportunity! So...even though it's only been online, I made this little card to celebrate "meeting" all the wonderful members of the team! A little watercolor paired up with Super 2 Dies and Lovely Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment, and a few sequin stars from Pretty Pink posh to finish it off.

Also adding this to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my happy news! Have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

you light up my life - Unity SOTW

Good Sunday morning! There is a new Stamp of the Week at Unity Stamp Company - and this is definitely a cute one! 

The day I made this, for some reason my crafty creativity just wasn't working with me. Doesn't happen very often, but when it does it always seems horrible! Took me a couple hours to make this (and two of them ended up in the trash - after being shredded a bit violently in my frustration!) Anyway - I was happy to finally be able to make something I was happy with - a little Copic coloring, some foam adhesive and dimension, a bit of Mister Huey's white mist, and a few silver star sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off.

In case you haven't heart about the Stamp of the Week from Unity - for $5.79 a week (which includes shipping!) - you get a new and exclusive stamp set delivered to you. A little bit of happy in the mail every week! Here is the stamp set - darling isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll stop by and check this out, as well as all the other new releases and fabulous sales going on this weekend! Have a great Sunday!

I'm also linking this up with the current Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stamp and Mist: