Saturday, April 21, 2018

Inspired by all the little things 84

Hey  friends, It's Challenge 84 at Inspired by all the little things! Look at that cake! Yummy. 

I am sitting out of challenge this week because I've been busy preparing for my Daughter's Baby Shower this weekend. My younger Daughter is having her first baby and it's a GIRL! 
I already have a wonderful Grandson and now I'll have a Granddaughter soon! 

Stop by the blog and see the rest of the design team's cards as well as our Guest Cat Craig.
see you next time!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Seize the Birthday Vibrant Colors

Hey Friends, how are you this fine day? It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge! This time our "topping" is Vibrant Colors! Or you can always choose "anything goes" if you wish. 
I had to pick up this cute monster stamp set and dies for cards for my Grandson. This was his card last month. 
I colored the adorable MFT monsters with Copic Markers and highlighted them with white gel pen. I coordinated my images with this cute polka dot paper to tie them together. By using a lot of white card stock, the monsters are greatly showcased. It was very fun to make, especially for my favorite boy.

I'm enjoying being a guest for Seize the birthday. Thanks for visiting.

The Toppings -Vibrant Colors

Party Guest -That's me!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Inspired by all the little things 83

Hi Friends, Today for Inspired by all the little things we have some pretty flowers to inspire you. The possibilities are endless. I wanted to have my flowers all in a line like the photo.

 I used Hero Arts CL476 stamp set for my flowers. The design of this card is a little off because I didn't use common design principles like "using odd numbers" and the "rule of thirds". I struggled with this and tried many times to get what I wanted. In the end I just die cut the panel with a wonky stitched die, added some wood veneer hearts and call it a day. 

Our guest this week is Cat Craig! Come by the blog and check us all out.
See you soon!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Seize the Birthday -Use a Bird or Birds

Hi There, This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is to use "a bird or birds" on your card. It's the perfect chance for me to use my new Pretty Pink Posh "Hummingbird Thanks" stamps and dies. I also used PPP "Pretty Petunias". The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Thoughtful Messages" set, which was white heat embossed on black card stock.

For the bird and flowers I stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black on Bristol CS and colored with Zig watercolor markers. I enhanced them a bit with white gel pen.

The background panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Birds and Swirls, I believe.
I had a hard time with the bird, just wasn't sure how to color, but worked it out. Next time will be better! 

or Anything Goes

Other Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inspired by all the little things 82

Hi, Friends, It's time for Inspired by all the little things #82. We have a GORGEOUS floral photo to be inspired by this week. I was inspired by the flowers and silverware. 

I stamped and die cut the beautiful WPlus9 Summer Southern Florals 2. I used many Momento Inks for that. I also die cut a white CS circle to set them on. I stamped my background with SSS gingham cling background stamp using the Misti for great coverage. 

I die cut the sentiment with SSS Sending/Wishing die with silver paper on top and 2 layers of white underneath. Instead of using the minuscule dots for the "i", I used tiny silver half pearl-type embellishments. Then I silver heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on white CS. 

Our guest this month is Kelly Lunceford. Come visit the blog and see what she and the rest of the talented team have made!
Thanks for stopping by.

Other challenge links below.

Simon says Stamp Wed. Challenge Easter Inspired (The colors on my card are easter-like)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seize the Birthday-Teal and White

Hey Friends, Seize the Birthday has a great new challenge for us! "The Toppings" is to use the colors Teal and White. Who doesn't love a pretty teal, aqua turquoise-y color? It's my favorite after pink. 

I used a Newton's Nook "Newton's Birthday Bash" stamp for this. It only occurred to me after the card was done that I should have put some clouds or ground at the bottom to give him a reference point. Oh well! (Rookie move, haha)

I colored the image with Zig watercolor markers, masked it with masking paper and sponged on some distress ink in an ombre fashion. I then splattered it with water and more distress ink, set it on a teal card base and added some sequins and tiny MS confetti. Lastly I added a healthy dose of glossy accents on the balloon. 

I had so much fun with this card esp. pulling the mask off and seeing the image and background together. It never gets old! 
Come play with us this week, won't you? 

The Toppings are Teal and White! or you can always use Anything Goes. Your choice.

I'm guesting for March and April! WooHoo!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics-Fun with Dies #24

Hey Peeps! How are you? I decided to play in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge since I needed a baby card. This set is older but I haven't used it that much. The ducks are so darling! 

I started by Copic coloring the little ducks and clouds and I paper pieced the umbrella. All are from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamps and dies. 

My arched die cut panel die is from Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Duo 3). I sponged it with Tumbles Glass Distress ink and die cut some grassy hills with Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper. I Stamped the raindrops from the same LF set with the same ink and set the ducks on top. 

I prepared my white card base by adding more LF patterned paper and stamped the sentiment. Darice twine finishes it off.

It's been a while since I made a card that was not for a design team. It was fun!
Thanks for visiting.

Other Challenge below!

Crafting by Design March Anything Goes