Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kiss Winter Goodbye

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  It is hard to believe we are almost  to the end of February, which means spring is coming!  Today's card is a 4-bar card using a brand new set from The Project  Bin called Spring Zen.  I am loving this set.  This will be used a lot for spring and Easter cards.  This didn't come out exactly as I envisioned but I am happy with the end result.  I did a background using my Distress Oxide inks from Tim Holtz.  I used Wild Honey, Picked RaspberrySpiced Marmalade, and Twisted Citron.    I cut my background into three pieces. The tulip is stamped on the Picked Raspberry and Spice Marmalade section and stamped my tulip in Memento Tuxedo black.  I used foam tape to adhere that panel to center of the card.  Then I took the Wild Honey and adhered it to the left side just a little underneath the panel and I did the same thing on the right with the Twisted Citron panel.  I took my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen and did some droplets on the tulip.  I stamped the sentiment in Cracked Pistachio   The sentiment and the card base are edged in the Cracked Pistachio.  I hope you enjoy today's card and check out The Project Bin for this set and ton of  other amazing stamp sets.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You Drive Me Glazy

Hey Stampers! Happy Valentine's Day and my last day in my Valentine's series.  I am sorry that I have been absent but my house was hit with the flu and I have been down pretty much since last Thursday.

So today's card uses Hole Foods from The Project Bin.  I am so in love with these donuts.  Funny story, I was working on these donuts a few weeks ago and I wasn't sure about the colors so I sent pictures to my friend Susan and she helped me pick out the better color scheme and then she says to me "Dang it, now I want a donut!"  I thought that was a pretty good compliment for the coloring if my images made her hungry.  So I colored these using my Copic markers the donut was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black which is a Copic safe ink.  I colored the "donut" with E31,33, and E35.  The frosting was colored with with E37, E39, and E59. I added glossy accents to frosting to give it a shiny glazed look. I used a the same colors to make my tabletop. The plate that the donuts are sitting on is a die from stash that I have no idea where it came from--lol.  Sorry about that. I used foam tape and my ATG to attach the donuts to the card.  The glossy accents made the paper warp so they were a little difficult to adhere. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo black as well and I fishtailed the ends. The card itself is A2 size.  This was a quick card and post as I am just starting to feel better.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great Valentine's Day.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Kinda Sorta

Hey Stampers!   Happy Wednesday.  Welcome to Day 6.  I know I am late but the weekend was crazy busy and I wasn't prepared.  But I am back on the wagon (so to speak) again.  Today's card uses another new set from The Project Bin called Kinda Sorta.  I love this color scheme.  It really shouldn't work but I absolutely love the bright colors!  My card base is A2.  All the solid card stock is from stash.  I purchased packets of paper last year from my local Michael's that had different shades of green, purple, and pink.  I stamped the sentiment and frame in Strawberry Slush from Stampin' UP!

The pattern paper is from Pink and Main, called My Heart.  I recently purchased the die that I used on the pattern paper from Kat Scrappiness, the Fancy Stitched Border die set.  It  comes with the die I used plus four others.  My final touch was some Doodlebug Sprinkles in the same lime green (happy accident there) and glitter pink.  It is a pretty simple card but would be easy to recreate or mass produce.  On the inside I stamped the "xoxo" sentiment from In My Heart which is also from The  Project Bin.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Thank  you for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

With all my heart (Valentines Card Series Day 5)

Hey Stampers!  Welcome to day 5.  Today's card uses an image from Gerda Steiner Designs and it is from the Fall in Love set.  This set also has matching dies.  My image is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink from Memento.  The adorable little squirrels are colored with E33, E35, and E18 Copic Markers.  The heart is colored with R24, R27, and R29.  The sentiment is from the Sending Hedgehugs from Pink and Main which I stamped in Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink.  The card is a standard A2.  Unfortunately, the card base was already made up in my stash from last year's projects so I don't have the patterned papers names but the base is a pink and the layers are framed in black.  On the focal panel I added some clear 4mm droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.  I hope you enjoyed today's card and I will be back on schedule with day 6 on Monday.  Thank you for stopping by. 
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Delay on Day 5

Hey Stampers !  Sorry there won’t be a card for day 5. I lost my aunt this week and as you are reading this I am out of town attending her funeral.

Day 5 will be posted tomorrow.  Thank you for you understanding. See you tomorrow


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

You are my Sprinkles! (Valentines Series Day 4)

Hey Stampers!  Happy Project Bin Wednesday!  The stamp set I am using today is brand new and I LOVE it.  I know it isn't a traditional Valentine card but its donuts and that is love.  As crafters, we sometimes make a card and think bleh but with this card I was happy and smiling the whole time.  I LOVE how it turned it out.  It was like everything fell into place.  This set is called Hole Foods and is available now in the The Project Bin store. I used the donut image and stamped it in Desert Sand by Memento.  I started by stamping a donut in the center and then stamped donuts around it; making sure to stamp off the page a little bit.  One of the stamps in the set looks the "frosting" for the donut and I used that and stamped it using Blushing Bride ink by Stampin' UP!.  The final touch for the donuts was taking the sprinkles stamp and finish off the donuts.  I stamped those in Watermelon Wonder also by Stampin' UP! The sentiments are also stamped in the Watermelon Wonder.  The outside is "If Life's a Donut, You're the Sprinkles on Top!" and on the inside I simply stamped Happy Valentine's Day.  My glitter hearts are from Fun Stampers journey and I will be honest I used those because my Nuvo glitter drops took a bad turn.  LOL!  The image piece is 4 x 5ish.  The patterned paper is from My Heart by Pink and Main.  The sentiment is stamped on a white piece of card stock and fishtailed on the left side.  Then I framed it with a pink piece from my stash.  I used the Pink Champagne Nuvo glitter drops (those didn't go rogue on me).  This card makes a standard A2 card.  I am so in love with this set. Last night when I was making this card, I also colored some to look like chocolate frosted donuts, I have a friend that I always send pictures to so I can get her opinion.  Last night she told me she has to go find chocolate cause she wanted a donut.  I told her that was the best compliment.  So that is my card  for today but before I left you go I wanted to you know about something fun that The Project Bin is participating in.  Word Art Wednesday has bi-weekly challenges that go up on a Wednesday and go for two weeks. This two weeks, The Project Bin is the sponsor and will be providing the prizes.  Here is a link to their blog   I will be participating in this challenge (obviously not for the prize) and I will do a separate blog post for that project.  Hope to see some of your designs.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Sending Hedgehugs (Valentine's Series Day 3)

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3
Card 4

Hey Stampers! Welcome to Day 3 in my Valentine's Series. Today I have for you, four cards using the same stamp set, paper pad, and basic coloring scheme. This adorable set comes from Pink and Main, its Hedgehugs. The paper pad is called My Heart. On card 2, I used the Puffy Heart stencil. I used Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks on a piece of pink card stock from my stash. All the solid color card stock is from my stash, it is card stock I picked up at my local Michael's either when they had the sale on the single sheets or on the packets of card. All the Hedgehogs were colored with Copics: E59, 37, 35, 33, and 31. The hearts were colored with R24, 27, and 29. The cloud and the wings were B10 and B11. The circles were cut using the Wonky Wavy Stitched circle dies from Kat Scrappiness. 

For cards 1 and 2, I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #288 and for cards 3 and 4, I used Reverse Confetti Sketch #52. The only other embellishments were on card 1 and card 4. On card 1, I used some lime green ribbon from stash and on card 4 I used Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls

The sentiment on card 2 was stamped with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink and all the other sentiments were stamped with Oreo from Taylored Expressions.  

So that is my cards for today. I hope you liked and got some inspiration from me. Thanks for stopping by.  Side note for some reason, the text has attached to that last photo, if anyone knows what the heck I did please leave a comment.  Thanks

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