Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hello Spring...please

Hey Stampers. Happy Tuesday. I am bring you a new card Sketch and  challenge. I have the pleasure of  Guest Designing  for Try Stampin’onTuesday. I was very excited when Kaylin asked me to do this. I love card sketches so this is extra fun for me. Sketch 396 had an optional element of flower fun.

I am so ready for Spring. This past weekend we got 9.5 inches of snow and it has been really cold and I am done with winter lol.  As soon as I saw the Sketch I knew I wanted to add flowers of some kind. I used pattern paper from Flirty Floral by Queen & Co. I cut both pieces at the same time, cutting it so they were 4 1/8 by 5 1/4.  I matted it the pieces with a shimmery green from stash. My sentiment comes from a Queen
&Co. kit. I used the “Hello Spring”   The pink flowers were in my stash. I took some Nuvo Crystal Drops for the flower centers, Dandelion Yellow, I used some yellow dots from my stash.

This completes my card for today.  Check out the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog for the link, rules, and prizes for the sketch challenge.  Thank you for stopping by. Come back next week when I will have a new challenge from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hey Chickies

Hey Stampers!  Happy Valentine's Day!  My card today features the new image Chickides from Heartcraft Paper.  I love this image because I feel like they are looking to get a girl in trouble, your three best friends showing up on your doorstep kind of trouble.  My base is textured yellow from my stash.  The green stripes are the Green Mirror Peel Offs from Love from Lizi. 

I colored these little cuties with my Copic markers.  Using the following: 
  chicks: Y13, Y15, and Y08
  beak: YR06
  basket: E41,42, 43.  Used my .03 Sepia multi-liner to create the dot detail on the basket.
 grass: G14 and G24

I added some dew drops and some colored confetti to add some accents.  And that is the card for today.  I hope you will check out the HeartcraftPaper for this image and lots of amazing other things.

Remember you still have until 2/25/19 to enter a project in our current Anything Goes Challenge. You can also join our inspiration group HeartCraftPaper Gallery from the main page of the HeartCraftPaper store. 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I need a vacation!

Hey Stampers!  Welcome to another challenge with Southern Girls Challenge.  This weeks challenge is Animal Antics.  The challenge sponsors are Newton's Nook Designs and Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  For my card today, I used Newton's Summer Vacation

The first thing I did was create my water.  I used Distress Oxide inks for this.  I used Tumbled Glass, then added some Salty Ocean, and finally I used just a little Peacock Feathers.  I used some Nuvo Mousse in Aloe Vera to create my shoreline.  I applied the mousse with my finger.  I used my mini cloud stencil to create the clouds using Tumbled Glass again.  I stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink because it is Copic safe.  I used C3,2,1 and C0 to color my cat.  I used C7 to create the spots.   My tube I used RV34 and RV63.  I used RV69 to color the dots on the tube.  I took my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to add sparkle to the water and one final touch I added some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.  I fussy cut my image out and popped it up with some foam tape.  The yellow paper is from DoodleBug Designs Hello Sunshine.  That is it for my card and I have to tell you I really want to be floating on the water with guy.  If you would like to participate in the challenge please visit the blog for all the details and more inspiration from the design team. 

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Easter Egg-citement

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  Today’s card features another new image from Heartcraft Paper. I used Easter Chick. I colored the image with my Copic markers. The chick is colored with Y06, Y08, Y13, and Y15. Beak and feet are R02 and YR06. The basket is E13,15, and 18 with some white gel pen highlights. The flowers are RV32 and RV63. Eggs are (r to l) BG13,15, and 18. RV63 and 69. The last egg I will be honest I don’t really remember all the colors mostly BV04 and BV08. I did white doodles on the pink and purple eggs.

My background was made using Nuvo Mousse and some Nuvo Glitter paste.  The colors I used are Custard Cream and Pink Flame and the Glimmer Paste is Seaweed Quartz.  I started by applying the Pink Flame in streaks across the card stock and then did the same with the Custard Cream.  I added here and there until I had a blend that I liked and then I added the Seaweed Quartz. For applying both the mousse and the paste, I just used my finger.  I wanted the paste to look like grass under the basket. The mousse also seems to have a little bit of a shimmer so in real life this card sparkles and shines.   The last touch I used was some glossy dots.  I put a small pink one in the center of each of the flowers and then two groupings of three, one yellow and one pink. 

So this is my card for today.  I love how the background turned out and Spring colors.  I hope you like it.  Remember you have until February 25th to enter a project in the February challenge on the blog.   Want more Heartcraft Paper?  Join our Facebook group. 

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Friday, February 1, 2019

24 Carrot Friend

Hey Stampers!  Happy Friday and welcome to the latest release from Heartcraft Paper.  If you are following along with the Release Day blog hop, you hopped over from Tina's blog.  In addition to the new release and the blog hop, the winner from last month's challenge is posted on the Heartcraft Paper Challenge Blog,  This is also the beginning of the blog hop, so if you want to start at the beginning you can.  Let me tell you what I have today.

I used 24 Carrot Friend for my card today.  I love this for several reasons but most especially the versatility of this image.  You could use the image and sentiment and make a friend card like I have here or you could use a different sentiment and make an Easter card.  I live in Iowa and it has been ridiculously cold the last week or so and this card makes me think of Spring days and I can't wait.  So the image comes with the sentiment I used here.  I used my cloud stencil from MFT to create a soft cloud background, I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  I colored everything with my Copics.  This is what I used:  Butterfly: Y06, RV32, V04, 100
Bunny: C3, C5, C7, and C9
Rock: E33, E35, and E37
Grass: G14, G12
Flower Buds: RV63

My card base is some glitter card stock from Queen & Co. My image is framed using Peel Offs from Love from Lizi (I am going to put these on EVERYTHING! I love them), they are Lilac Mirror.
For a finishing touch, I used some Rainbow Confetti from Kat Scrappiness.  I hope you will check out the new release as well as the challenge that goes live today.  If you want to continue on the hop, your next stop is Kelly.  I have the full hop order below for you as well.  If you want more inspiration please consider joining our Facebook group, HeartCraftPaper Gallery.  I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for stopping by.  

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Blog Hop Order


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Believe in Yourself

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday.  Today I have for you a new image from Heartcraft Paper called Fuego Fae.  I love this image.  It makes me think of having a fire burning inside to make your dreams come true.  My base is 6x6 in red that was in my stash. I printed the sentiment that comes with the image and then ran it through my laminator using Red Velvet foil.  I used red glitter, black, and copper mirror peel offs to frame the image.  I also used some Nuvo Glitter drops Golden Sunset and Yellow Bird.   around his flaming wings.  I was to trying to really have a glowing feeling around his wings.  I colored my image using my Copics.

When I started coloring the image, I thought at first that I wanted his hair to mirror his wings and look like a flame.  Well I didn't like that so colored over the Y13 and Y15 with E15 and E18.  I love how the hair looks against the flames.  His tunic is R35 and R37.  His pants are C7, C5, and C3.  For the wings and the little flames, I used R37, R34, YR16, and finished with Y13, Y15.  I took my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and covered the wings and the flames with sparkle and managed to get a decent picture of the sparkle.

So that is the card for today.  I hope you liked my card and will check out Heartcraft Paper where you can find this image and a lot more.  You still have time to enter a project in the Heartcraft Paper Anything Goes Challenge.  Entries accepted until 1/28/19.  Winners announced on 2/1/19.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019



Hey Stampers! Welcome to the first Southern Girls Challenge of 2019.  This is an Anything Goes Challenge. Our sponsors for this challenge are Neat and Tangled and The Paper Shelter. I am using an image from The Paper Shelter called Glittery and Sparkling.  I also typed a sentiment when I printed her. “Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle!” The rest of the sentiment is on the inside of the card.  I colored her with my Copic markers. I used White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops on her horn. I used Bird Nuvo Glitter Drops on the stars and the jewels in her headpiece. Once I was done coloring I took my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to add my glitter and sparkle.  I added some gems for a little more glitter.  

Copics used: 
Skin: E00, E11, and E21
Cloud: B000
Rainbow R27, Y15, R30, and YG17
Eyes G14
Head Piece: V25
Horn: R20
Hair: RV63, RV32, and RV34

I hope you enjoy the card and will participate in the challenge. Thanks for stopping by. 

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