Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Balloons

Good morning! Stopping by with another challenge card this morning!




For some reason this card was tough for me! I am happy with how it finally came out - but it took a bit of head-scratching to get it figured out! I started off by stamping the cute balloons from Lawn Fawn's Year Four stamp set. I added the musical notes from the same set, and colored the balloons with Copic markers, and added some Wink of Stella. That is where I ran into trouble - all my previous plans covered up too many of the balloons, and seemed like wasted effort for all that stamping and coloring! Finally found this stamp from Chit Chat that was a perfect fit! I stamped and heat embossed it in black 3 times, fussy cut out, and adhered with foam adhesive over the top of the balloons. PERFECT! Finished off with a card base of blue MFT cardstock.  


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hello Cute Panda!

Good morning! I have yet again, another catch up post this morning to share from last year! This is actually one of the cards I sent in for World Card Making Day the end of last year - one of my other cards actually ended up winning - but I think this was my favorite of all the cards I made to send in! It uses some fun Mama Elephant stamps and dies:


I started off with a Prima stencil, and cut a circle mask - then applied the embossing paste through the stencil and circle so it only ended up on that round shape. I then die cut the Hello Script word, covered it with lots of Wink of Stella, and glued it on my card front. The panda from Pandamonium was stamped and heat embossed on vellum, then fussy cut out, and finally adhered with tiny dots of foam adhesive to look like he was standing on the top of the hello! Stamped the rest of the sentiment, added enamel dots, then matted in black before mounting on my orange cardbase.


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What's Up?

Good morning! Super excited to share a card with you this morning - totally inspired by a challenge, and one of those ones that just came together absolutely effortlessly! That happens so rarely - and I always LOVE it when it does happen!


Here is the lovely challenge photo - beautiful, isn't it? It is for the current Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge:


I used a new stamp set I hadn't had time to ink up yet from Altenew called Geometric Menagerie, and a bit of simple watercolors. I thought it was a perfect stamp for the geometric feel to the inspiration photo! I added some pattern paper from Basic Grey, a circle of vellum (to capture the circle in the inspiration photo) cut with a Lil' Inker's die, and a few randomly trimmed pieces of MFT cardstock. Finished off with a few large sequins from a Theresa Collins pack I picked up a while back at Joanns, and a little splash of coral Heidi Swapp Color Shine to finish it off!


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Friday, January 23, 2015

City Skyline Birthday

Good morning again! Stopping by once again this morning, this time to share a challenge card! 


I made this for the current My Favorite Things Sketch 212 Challenge:

I used the Die-namics Skyline border, and selectively punched some of the windows out. Used some yellow and blue cardstock, and punched the bottom of the blue by using just half of the (retired, I believe) squiggle border die. Stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from LJD Celebrate You, and added a few of the tiny stamps from that set (they kind of remind me of fireworks!) using some white pigment ink. Finished off with some Hemp Cord, and mounted with foam adhesive on my card base.


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This Girl Loves You - Unity FWF

Good Friday morning! Can you believe it is the last Friday of January already?!?!? Wow...how the time does fly! After getting used to Wyoming (SUPER COLD) winters, it has been strange to be having such a mild winter back here in Washington state. It has rained quite a bit (no surprise there!) - but has been surprisingly warm. So...with us back in the rain state, I absolutely ADORED this image in the new January Kit of the Month from Unity - LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Just knew I needed to make something with it! So, here is my card for this week's Unity Friends with Flair:


I am also linking this up with the current Curtain Call Challenge (for the colors, and also for the winter accessory of choice - I used scarves in Wyoming, an umbrella would be more fitting here in Washington!):


Also linking up with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Have a Heart (see those tiny hearts in her hands in that image?)


I will probably use this image again with watercolor (because that seemed like the perfect fit!) - but it had been a while since I had pulled out my Copics and done some coloring, so I started there. I did it in a very sporadic and artsy style - not fully coloring the image, but leaving the colors a little blotchy on purpose. Added some Glossy Accents, selectively applied to give it a wet look, and used some distress ink on the edges to blend the white cardstock in better with my Crate Paper pattern paper. Added a line of machine stitching, a doily, and a sentiment from an older KOTM - December 2012


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Precious Remembrances - New Stamp Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Good morning! Excited this morning to be guest designing and hopping along with the Precious Remembrances shop to share their new release! You should have arrived here from Rosemary Dennis, and I'm the last stop on the hop today.

I loved the fun handwritten fonts in these sets - so I decided to play with those and make a one layer card:


I used the large hello from This Moment, stamping it once in white pigment ink, then several times MFT Persimmon Dye ink on Persimmon cardstock for a tone on tone effect. Added the hearts, little arrows, and "good times" from Love Coupon, then added a strip of black before mounting on my white cardbase and leaving a thin border.


Here is a look at the new sets in their entirety:



And here is the blog hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman - Guest Designer (you are here)


Giveaway Details:

- Leave a comment to the shop's blog post and each designer's blog and show us some love!:) Goodluck!:)
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  •  Two lucky winners of the stamp sets will be chosen randomly. ( 1 winner for Love Coupon Stamp, and 1 winner for This moment Stamp Set)
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  • Giveaway will end on Sunday January 25, 2015.


Here for you Always

Good morning! The daily catch up post coming your way! This is another card I made for the last publication call at PC magazine - the one that never made it to acceptance emails! 


Also linking this up with this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart:


For my card, I used the super adorable Unity Stamp HERE for you Map. I stamped it once on my woodgrain pattern paper (trimmed at an angle), then stamped and fussy cut it out of my pattern paper. The sentiment and heart were paper pieced on top, then coated heavily with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. I adhered that with foam adhesive, slightly offset to give a shadow effect. Added some MFT glimmer mist, and a few enamel dots to finish it off! 


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