Thursday, July 31, 2014

MCS Summer Mini Release - Daisy Flower Dies

Good morning! Today and tomorrow we are celebrating a fun summer mini release at My Craft Spot - two fun metal die sets. Today we are showcasing a new Daisy Flower Die set - so pretty and fun! Here is what I made with it:

Here are the two new dies - the first one I used today, and the other one we will be sharing samples of tomorrow. They are both available for purchase now at My Craft Spot!

I also used Fancy Edges 2 Metal Dies (the pinked edge), Big Sentiments stamp set, and Metallic Sequin Mix on my card. My pattern paper is from a Basic Grey paper pad, and I used DCWV glitter paper to cut out my leaves. Added some enamel dots to finish it off! 

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave - Kimberly will be picking a comment left on all the DT blogs to win a $15 gift certificate:

Also, Kimberly will pick a winner from customer orders for a $20.00 gift certificate.

Gift Certificate - $20

Thanks for stopping by! See you again tomorrow for the next sneak peek!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eyelet Outlet Sketch Challenge

Good morning! There is a brand new sketch challenge starting today over at Eyelet Outlet! I hope you will come play along with us - here is what I made:

Here is the sketch to use as inspiration:

I used some pattern paper from Crate Paper, Sassy Boots from Unity Stamp Co colored with distress markers, and a sentiment from the Unity July Kit of the Month. The Star Brads are a brand new release at Eyelet Outlet, and I added some Green Enamel dots as well.

Hope you will come and join us! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mini Release with My Craft Spot

So excited to let you know there is a mini release coming to My Craft Spot! The Design team will be hopping with giveaways to showcase 2 new metal die sets !  You are going to LOVE the new sets and you only have to wait until Thursday to see them!  You will also be able to purchase them from the very first day - no waiting!

Can't wait to see you then and share my projects with you!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy

Good morning! I'm sharing a card this morning over on the My Craft Spot blog. Seems like I have had a lot of requests for sympathy cards this year - definitely given me a great opportunity to stretch my efforts on those. Here is one I made recently:

The beautiful With Deepest Sympathy stamp set from My Craft Spot helps make sympathy cards so much more simple! So many perfect sentiments, and beautiful fonts as well:

I used a beautiful floral image from the Unity Stamp Company May 2014 Kit of the Month, lightly watercolored it in, then added some Stickles to the center of the flowers. Applied distress ink to the edges, rounded a couple of corners, and added some Ivory Jute Twine. Finished off by mounting with foam adhesive to some pattern paper from Basic Grey.

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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cowboy Birthday Wishes

Good morning! I recently had someone request a birthday card for a guy with a cowboy theme - it was on short notice, and I'm really happy with how this came out with less than a half hours work!

This is also perfect to link up with the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss it:

I stamped the boot image from Unity Stamp Company's Brave Girl Boots (love that they aren't ALL feminine!) and heat embossed with clear powder - then ran some Tim Holtz distress stain over the top of it. I used some pattern paper from My Mind's Eye, then picked an angle for my boots to rest at, trimmed it to size, and used my Tim Holtz distress tool on the edges. My sentiment is from a MFT Pure Innocence sentiment stamp add on that I had in my stash, and I added some enamel dots, some staples on the side, some jute cord, and a bit of washi tape to finish it off.

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

Be Strong and Take Heart

Good morning! I found myself needing a couple of encouraging cards for my stash, and since I was dying to use the feather from the Unity July Kit of the Month, it seemed like a good place to start:

I pulled my inspiration from this weeks Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge:

This feather is such a fun image to color in, and yet completely gorgeous left plain and simple too! I colored it with Copic Markers, rounded a couple of corners, then mounted on some older American Crafts pattern paper from my stash. Heat embossed my sentiment from an older Unity set called Faith on vellum in white, and mounted that over the top. Finished off with a couple enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Sunshine Girl - Unity FWF

Good morning! Hopping along with Unity Stamp Company's Friday Friends with Flair this morning with a card I put together yesterday:

I used this month's Unity {be inspired} sketch:

And also playing along with the current Simon Says Monday Challenge - A Mid-Summer's Challenge:

The Simon Says Monday Challenge is also perfect- Emboss it!

Finally, linking up with the Frilly and Funkie Cool Water Challenge - the dots around this beautiful girl make it look to me like she is standing on an ocean pier, with the ocean spray flinging up behind and around her!

I wanted this project to have a soft, romantic, and vintage feel to it. I embossed the image from the Unity July Kit of the Month on kraft paper, then trimmed and distressed the edges. I added some pattern paper from Crate Paper (floral) as well as Glitz Designs (stripe) then heat embossed my sentiment from the same stamp set in black on vellum, trimmed to a banner, then attached with a tiny staple. Used My Craft Spot's Fancy Edges die on the right side, attached to my cardbase, and added a couple of enamel dots to finish off.

Hope you are having a wonderful Friday! Thanks for stopping by!