Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thanks For Your Help with Create A Smile Stamps

Happy Sunday! 

I am so honored and excited to be back on the Create A Smile blog again sharing another card. I always love the part before putting a card together of choosing what stamp set to use. Am I going to make a bright and cheerful card? Am I going to use watercolor? Am I going to use something old or new? Do I need to make a birthday card for someone? There's always at least 5 different things going on in my head at one time. It gets very crowded in there sometimes. Hee Hee!

For today's card, I chose to use an older stamp set called Whimsical Wheels. I picked it up a few months back but like a good bit of my stamps I hadn't used it yet. I wanted to make a cute card for my oldest son so a masculine card was what I had to think about creating. 

Here is what I came up with

I used a couple of patterned papers from the Feel Good paper pack to create the background. Next I stamped three of the race cars on to a piece of white Copic card stock and colored them in using three different colors of red Copic markers. 

I colored a wood veneer from the Word Bubbles collection using the same red Copics to give it some what of a ombre look. I stamped the sentiment from the Whimsical Wheels set on to a piece of black card stock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. 

I hope you've enjoyed the card I created today and were inspired to use an older set that you may have or have purchased and haven't used yet. No judgement here! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and hope you will leave me some love in the comments! 

I've enjoyed filling in and being a part of the blog for this month! Thanks for having me, Christine! 

Until next time, 


Friday, August 28, 2015

Lawnscaping Challeges : FIT August Blog Hop

Good morning! 

It's the last Friday of the month which means its time for another blog hop from the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team and we are going YELLOW!

We are sponsored once again by the Ink Road and you can win a $25 gift certificate. Just leave some love on all the blogs in the hop and you are entered! Please make sure to leave your email address so we can get a hold of you if you are the lucky winner!

Now on to the card I created for you today.

I used the Lawn Fawn set Make Lemonade to create my card. I first stamped the lemon in the set all over the card using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used my ink blending tool to color in the background using distress ink colors Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw. Once the background was complete I laid aside to dry while I worked on my image and sentiment. 

I cut a piece of black card stock and made a banner out of it. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The cute pitcher was stamped in Versafine black onyx ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored in the "lemonade" using Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and my watercolor brush pen. 

I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to color in the lemonade and then used glossy accents to make the ice cube look more like ice. I used a few yellow and sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to sprinkle around the card. Adhered the piece to a white 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card base and called it a day. I absolutely love the yellow white the pop of black! 

Thanks for stopping by today. You can find the rest of the design team inspiration on the Lawnscaping blog. I hope you were inspired and enjoyed the card for today. 

Have a great day, 


Monday, August 24, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200th Celebration

Hello friends! 

I am sharing a card today to help celebrate Freshly Made Sketches 200th Sketch Celebration!! It's a BIG accomplishment and something to celebrate. I've been running my own blog challenge for about 6 months now and it isn't easy! Congrats ladies!!

Here is the sketch they gave us to work with 

and here is what I created

 I love that in the crafting community we all have our own interpretations of how a sketch will look. I checked out all the competition before I started my card and I was blown away!! So many talented people out there and I love being apart of this community!! 

I used Fossalized Amber distress ink to create the solid piece and the same color along with a stencil from MFT called Herringbone Brick. The sentiments are from a new set of mine called All About Ampersand from Lil' Inker Designs and I love, love, love it!! I stamped them in Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a shine. I attached the panel to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 top folding Neenah Solar White card base and rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers corner rounder. Finished it off with a few black enamel dots in two sizes and raised my hands in victory!! Hee hee!

I hope you enjoyed the card for today and were inspired. I'm getting my card entered in the challenge with an hour and ten minutes to spare!! Go ME!! 

Have a great day!!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wish Big with Create A Smile Stamps

Good morning friends! 

I am back on the Create A Smile blog today sharing another card using their amazing products! The card I created looks to be difficult but it really was easy to create. 

I chose to use a background stamp called Arrows and it just happens to be one of my favorite stamps to use for a background. I used watercolor paper and heat embossed the stamp using white embossing powder. Next I used my Kuretake Gansai watercolors to create a wash of color that would resist the embossing and it turned out beautifully. I die cut the card stock down to 3 x 2-1/2 to place it in the middle of a standard size side folding card. I also cut a piece of vellum the same size to place on top of the water colored piece. 

I used the set called Make A Wish to heat emboss my sentiment using Liquid Platinum embossing powder which truly is one of the most beautiful colors!! Once the sentiment was completed, I decided to make the sides of the card the same color and I'm so glad it did! I love, love, love it!! I finished off the card with some gorgeous pink enamel dots called Pretty Cool.

When I started out this card I had no idea where I was going with it but I think sometimes that works in my favor. I get to have fun with the products I have and enjoy the outcome. 

Hope you were inspired today! Thank you again Christine for having me and I'll be back next week with another card for you! Have a great day!


Sunday Stamps Challenge 108 - Happy Birthday

Morning stampin friends! 

Today's post is for the brand new challenge at Sunday Stamps. We have a very simple sketch for you to use this time and it's really not as easy as it looks. Well, not for me....

I have a hard time with simple cards. I want to add watercolor, bling and more bling. For this card, I decided to stick with simple and I think I did a pretty good job. 

I used a strip of striped and solid color paper from an older Echo Park 6x6 paper pad. I stamped my adorable dragonfly from Paper Sweeties in Versafine black onyx ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I colored her in using my Zig Clean Color markers to make her extra pretty. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and adhered them all to the white card base. I sprinkled a few yellow sequins around the card and called it a day. 

It took a lot for me to not add more but the best thing I could do was take the picture, add it to my DT blog and walk away. If not, I know I would have obsessed over all the white space. Hee Hee

Hope you enjoyed the card for today and were inspired. Please visit the blog to see what the rest of the design team created for you today. The challenge will end on Friday, September 4th at 6:00pm EST. 

Have a great day!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Boy Meets Girl with The Greeting Farm

Hello friends! 

I am here today to share a card using stamps and dies from The Greeting Farm. I have a few sets that I have been playing around with this week and will be sharing over the next few days. For todays card, I used the stamp set Flutter Heart. It has a lot of very cute images that can be used for love, marriage, friendship and possibly even Christmas. 

I have a small crush on the distress ink color Cracked Pistachio! There is just something about it that makes me want to use it on every card I make. I resist but it's hard. 

I used a piece of Dove Grey card stock from WPlus9 as my card base and cut to make a top folding card. Next I used a piece of Tim Holtz water color card stock to a apply the Cracked Pistachio with water. After I had it the way I liked it, I stamped the image and sentiment from Flutter Heart using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a shine. 

Once it was all dry, I cut down the piece to slightly smaller than the grey card base and adhered it to some white fun foam and then to the base. I used my white gel pen to make some dash lines along the side and then adhered 2 sizes of Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh using multi matte gel.  

I felt that the card needed a pop of color so I applied a little bit of Abandoned Coral to a piece of white card stock and then die cut a heart from the Beary Cute die set. I adhered it above the sentiment using some liquid glue and then applied a thin layer of glossy accents. 

I hope you've enjoyed this card using the adorable set from The Greeting Farm. I will definitely be using this set more often! 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired by the card and will leave me a comment letting me know what you think. All the products used are listed and linked below. 

Have a great day!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #112 : Embossing

Good morning! 

It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge and this time it's all about EMBOSSING! You can use heat embossing, dry embossing or even texture paste.

I decided to go the heat embossing route on my card today. 

The colorful background was made using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and water. Yep, just plain H2O helped make those beautiful colors. Next I heat embossed the sentiment HELLO using Owen's ABCs and white embossing powder. I loved how the white popped off the card so I decided to also cut the Thinking About You die cut from white paper as well. I finished the card of by adhering some pink, purple and blue iridescent sequins around the card. 

The challenge is sponsored by the amazing Lawn Fawn so one lucky winner will win a free stamp set of their choice! How hard would it be to choose just one stamp set? VERY HARD but oh so fun!!

Hope you were inspired today and enjoyed the card I made! You can find the details and what the rest of the DT created on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

Have a great day!