Get Well/Encouragement

You're In My Thoughts--Featuring Gran's Garden

Hello Everyone!

I'm playing along with the Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge this week.  I'm so excited, because when I saw this inspiration photo I immediately thought of my new Gran's Garden stamp set.  I've been wanting to try it out and the rows of beautiful flowers pictured here are the perfect jumping off point to showcase the set.

 

I paired Gran's Garden with a sentiment from It's the Thought and included a piece of vellum in the background.  This, I thought mimicked the paper that's wrapped around some of the tulips in the photo.  My card base is made from Fine Linen colored cardstock which matches the color of the paper wrapping.  

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My Misti saved the day again in how quickly I was able to stamp all the flowers.  

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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"Sugared" Citrus Card

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a card for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

I was in the mood to make a food card.  I first thought about doing candy or cookies for elements in the sketch, but then I  came across an older stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Lemonade.  The refreshing fruit slices made me think of fun summer drinks.  

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To add some shimmer, I stamped Versamark ink over my fruit slices and heat embossed them with WOW Clear Hologram Sparkle embossing powder.  You could also just brush on some Wink of Stella shimmer pen, but I liked the glossy finish you get from the heat embossing.  It reminds me of those bright, sugary gumdrop  fruit slices you can get at the candy shop.  I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments!  

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Coloring With Spectrum Noir Pens

Hello Everyone!

Wow!  Time has gotten away from me and I'm so glad to get back into my craft room to create. The Card Concept had a great inspiration photo this week.  I have been doing so many bright colors lately, I was excited to try something a little more light and airy.  The colors of this inspiration photo were so pretty,  I decided to use those along with the butterflies to create a clean and simple card.

I wanted to do some kind of white, fluffy pattern against a blue card to mimic the white flowers in the photo and the blue vase.  I originally thought of clouds.  But then, I thought butterflies would most likely be flying around flowers rather than up in the clouds, so I pulled out a stamp set from Hampton Arts. It includes these gorgeous, large, solid flowers that I thought would be perfect for the look I was going for.  I heat embossed them as a border with white embossing powder and then scattered the colorful butterflies all around.  

 

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The butterflies are from Papertrey Ink's You Are a Masterpiece card kit.  To color them, I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.  I use this technique quite a bit to add a watercolor look with some shimmer at the same time.  It's nice because the pens  have a a large color variety so you can add shading.  

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For the sentiment, I've been using a new favorite from My Favorite Things called Boss Babe.  I really like the font and the cute sayings from this set.  To make the sentiment stand out a little more, I first stamped it with Brilliance Ink in Moonlight White, then stamped it again a little offset with black dye ink.  

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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Smile!--Addicted to CAS Challenge

Hi Everyone and welcome back!  

I am participating in the current challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  The code word this time was "Smile" and I was excited for this one because I immediately thought of the perfect stamp for it.

 

How cute are those little smiles?  They're from a set called Faces 4 Stamps from The Stamps of Life.  I did a little ink blending with some Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Green to create a grounding strip for my sentiment.  The hot pink photo frame is offset with some black cardstock to give some dimension.

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Super clean and simple!

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Challenge- May Your Every Dream Come True

Hello!

I'm back with a card for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  This time, we had to create a project without using any die cuts.   

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I paired a sentiment from the Wonderful Words stamp set with a stencil from Kite Stencils called Splash.  Instead of using a sponge dauber, I wanted to try these new stencil brushes I had by Art Alternatives.  I've been seeing a lot of projects using this technique and wanted to try it out.  It really gives a nice, even, soft look.  I like it a lot.  I used my Kaleidacolor ink pad in Blue Breeze to give kind of a dreamy multi color look to go along with the sentiment.  To add sparkle, I heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine Onyx ink and Ranger Black Sparkle powder. 

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 Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Graphic Black and White Card-Just a Note

Hi Everyone!

I have a card today that features a clean and simple, graphic style.  I am entering it in two challenges. The first is Cards in Envy where the challenge was to use only black and white on your project (a small amount of color is ok).  The second challenge is CAS on a Sunday, where the theme was just using a sentiment on your card.  I have a new stamp from Mama Elephant I had been wanting to use, so I thought this would be the perfect project.

 

I first masked an inked rectangle onto a white notecard using Merman ink from Lawn Fawn--The names of their inks are so great!  On top of that, I adhered a die cut rectangle from Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles cut from My Favorite Things 6x6 pad--Dots and Stripes-Neutral.  On top of that, I added another rectangle with my sentiment heat embossed with white powder.  Some white enamel dots added a little interest--you could also try white paint splotches--I'm not brave enough yet :).  Clean and simple--my favorite!

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Later in the week, I will feature another card featuring black and white as the main component.  This look really packs a punch and would be great to make in multiples.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

 

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Paper Smooches-March Release Projects-Whale Done!

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with some more cards for my current Guest Design spot over at Paper Smooches

My first card features the new stamp set and coordinating dies from Huge Hugs along with a sentiment from Huge Hugs 2.  For the water, I masked off a simple stripe and blended some Memento Luxe Bahama Blue ink.  I finished it off with some stars from the Stars die set.

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For my next card, I used the Cat Dog Card Dies set to create this cute little leopard.  

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 The spots are actually an overlay from this We R Memory Keepers pad called Clearly Posh.  The pad contains these acetate sheets with different prints on them.

 
 
You could use any type of patterned paper though, or even a background stamp.  Tiger stripes would be cute too!
 
 
To make the base, I lined up the cat ears die to the very top of a folded 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 notecard I cut from kraft cardstock.  You want to make sure you don't go over, or you might cut off part of the ears.
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I then cut a piece of  the acetate leopard spot paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" using the same die only with a single layer just to cover the front of the card.
 
To adhere it to the card base, I strategically placed medium sized glue dots behind a few of the spots to hide the adhesive.
 
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The cute little eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers completed the look.  To make the whiskers look more realistic, I used vellum.  Stick It adhesive helped to adhere them easily.
 
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Thanks for joining me today.  You can head over to the Paper Smooches blog for even more inspiration.
 
Have a great day!
 
 
 
 

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Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hi Everyone!

I'm joining in the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge for this week.  The challenge was to use colored pencils on our cards either on kraft or dark cardstock.  I was looking forward to using the colored pencils I've had for so long, but never tried LOL!  I chose to use a Smokey Shadow backdrop along with the stamp sets, Life is Beautiful and Happy Trails

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 The color really does look more vibrant on the darker paper and I really like how it turned out.  I will definitely be pulling out my pencils again to experiment.  

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 Thanks for joining me!

 

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Sending Good Vibes

Hi Everyone!

Today,  I have a card I am entering in a few challenges.  For those of you wishing for winter to be over, this may be one for you!  I used the current Color Throwdown Challenge colors as my inspiration.  I am also participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge as well as the current CASology Challenge.

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I took a pink, mint and aqua ink from My Favorite Things along with my Jumbo Sponge Dauber and blended the colors for my background onto a card panel.   I've had this Coastal stamp set from Inkadinkado and have never used it.  I love the retro style!

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For the images, I had the best luck using this Hero Arts Black Dye Ink.  It gave a smooth stamp image with no splotchiness.  My Misti was a huge help too!

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I needed a small word to go with the "good vibes" sentiment, so I just cut apart one of the words  from my Simon Says Stamp Prayers stamp set to get the little "sending".

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Thanks for joining me today.  Have a great weekend!

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

 

 


Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop Challenge.  Our challenge was to use a black background with florals.

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I mixed a few different stamp sets for this one including one from the Make It Market Mini Kit: Garden Guild for the flowers.  Lots of colored embossing powder helped to add texture as well as make the flowers pop against the black background.  I also added an acrylic heart from my stash for some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.