Friday, August 22, 2014

She dances, speaks, and loves - Unity FWF

Good morning! Just wanted to share a card I made for Unity Friends with Flair today. I have had this Angie Girl from Unity for a while, and just waiting for the chance to ink it up! In between different design team assignments yesterday, I took a few minutes to put this together. Coloring in something I love, but don't always take time for - this was very relaxing for me!


The stamp I used is called Whitney Girl - I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! I stamped it on Copic blending cardstock, and took my time coloring it in before cutting the image out. I used some ombre pattern paper from MME for the background, then added the pattern paper on the front from Crate Paper with a bit of machine stitching on the top. Stamped the sentiment on a strip of vellum and folded it around on the back to secure it. Finally, I attached my colored image with foam adhesive over the top.


Also linking this up as one more entry to this weeks Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes:


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful day - and the start of a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cowgirl Birthday

Good morning! Stopping by with the very similar, but girl version of my card from yesterday:


I also thought I would link this up again with this week's Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes:


Also linking this up with the current Shop Pumpkin Spice Challenge: Children!

Like yesterday's card, I colored the image with Copic markers on a oval cut with my Lil' Inker's stitched ovals die, and used lots of distress ink on the edges to make it a bit more rustic.


Added some pattern paper from Crate Paper, some jute twine, and heat embossed the sentiment on a dark brown banner that I cut with My Craft Spot's Straight Banner Die.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cowboy Birthday

Good morning! I actually made this card (and the little girl version that I will share tomorrow!) a little while back and never got it shared! I don't pull them out as often as I would like to, but I still really love the sweet Pure Innocence line from My Favorite Things stamps.


I also thought I would link this up with this week's Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes:


Also linking this up with the current Shop Pumpkin Spice Challenge: Children!

I colored the image with Copic markers on a oval cut with my Lil' Inker's stitched ovals die, and used lots of distress ink on the edges to make it a bit more rustic.


Added some pattern paper from Crate Paper, some jute twine, and heat embossed the sentiment on a dark brown banner that I cut with My Craft Spot's Straight Banner Die.


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you again tomorrow - I will share the girl version of this card! :-)

Monday, August 18, 2014

MCS Challenge - Bags and Boxes

Good morning! Happy Monday - even happier because it is time for a new challenge at My Craft Spot! This week the challenge is Bags and Boxes. This is something I don't make that often - I'm kind of a card girl primarily! - so it was fun to have the challenge to break out and make something fun! Since we just started our homeschooling last week, I thought it would be fun to make some cute boxes to hold some fun treats to give my daughters to celebrate a successful first week. 


I cut these boxes using my Silhouette Cameo and a file from the online store using some Echo Park two sided paper. I obviously haven't filled them yet - but I love the stripes on the inside as well! I stamped my sentiment using My Craft Spot's Bon Appetit stamp set and heat embossed it on some gray Simon Says Stamp cardstock that I hand trimmed into a tiny banner shape. Finished off by attaching the top with some Sheer Black Ribbon from My Craft Spot.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Winnie and Walter - Leading Lady Post 3 - and Giveaway!

Good Saturday morning! I'm excited to be back on the Winnie and Walter Blog again this morning to share some more fun projects with my Winnie and Walter stamps!

Today I broke out the amazing chevrons from Scenery: V for cheVron stamp set and made 4 completely different styles of cards! First up - I so love watercolors right now, so I had to used the chevrons for that technique!


 For this card I used the solid medium sized chevrons, stamped them on watercolor paper in two different colors of My Favorite Things dye ink side by side a total of 3 times, then softened the lines with a waterbrush. I took some deep gray ink and pressed it onto my nonstick mat, added some water, and then used a clean brush to flick some black splatters across the card. Added a couple different sentiments from Bubble Talk on the bottom, then placed on a kraft card base.


For the next one, I wanted to go with a fun and random pattern, and make it masculine. I was trying to make sure everything did NOT line up perfectly, but I think a few things I got too close to straight, so it looks like I meant to make them straight and just failed! Oops! 


Anyway, used an assortment of My Favorite Things inks for this one as well, and added the speech bubbles and "DUDE" from Bubble Talk, the rest of the sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the You, and the stars from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant.  


Next up, I just had to use those lovely large chevrons too! 


First up I used the solid large chevron and MANY colors of My Favorite Things ink, and overlapped the chevrons randomly - some of them just a little, and some of them a lot. LOVE the way the inks blend together to make new colors! Then I stamped the outline, also randomly over the top - sometimes just inked one side of it, sometimes both of them. Added a sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the You, a row of random machine stitching, and a few black enamel arrows.


And finally, another one with the large solid chevron - this time a completely one layer card, but with lots of the appearance of dimension all the same! 


I also used My Favorite Things ink for this one, and left a slight gap between chevrons so you can see the white card base underneath. Added a sentiment combined from The Big, the Bold, and the Fun and Bubble Talk as well as a few of the stars from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget you have a chance throughout the month to win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter just for leaving a comment! 

Thanks so much Shay and Julie for giving me this fun opportunity! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hope is the thing with Feathers - Unity FWF

Good Friday morning! Just sharing a quick card this morning for Unity Friends with Flair:


Also linking this up with Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Blue, since I used some SSS Blue cardstock:



I used the gorgeous feathers and sentiment from the July 2014 Kit of the Month for my card. I first stamped the sentiment, masked it off, then stamped the feather over the top before removing my mask. Colored in with watercolors, then added some machine stitching and some card stock from Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baby Block Shower Invitations

Good morning! I'm over on the My Craft Spot blog today sharing some sweet baby shower invitations that I made recently by request of my sis-in-law in Hawaii! 


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the baby blocks, then split a sentiment from My Craft Spot's New Arrival stamp set to add the "It's a" and "Shower" to the front. I attached the baby blocks with foam adhesive, and inked the edges of the card with white pigment ink to soften them a little.


I attached some lace trim along the bottom of the card, then wrapped some Natural Jute String over the top of my lace and tied in a bow to finish it off.


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