Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Katey

I made this card for my friend Katey. She loves pink and her new favorite color is sea blue. I didn't have that color so used what matched. I hope my card doesn't look like it is for a young child.

The cake is cut from my Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. That cartridge has some really cute images. I just love this one.

I used this sketch except the two side columns.

The first picture posted is with the flash, the second is without.  The card  is hot pink in real life, not red pink.

Papers: Neenah, Colorboc, DCWV (glitter), Bazzill
Stamps: Sizzix (came with dies)
Accessories: Cricut, Simply Charmed cartridge, Cuttlebug, W R Memory Keepers ef, bling, Nestabilities, SU scallop circle punch, washi tape (chevron and line), pop dots
Inks: Memories
Techniques: sketch

Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Janice

This card is for my coworker. She's going through a lot right now so I sent an email to ask the whole team to bombard her with cards for her birthday. Her favorite color is teal so I tried to add as much in as possible. She has a dog and treats that dog like her child.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, SU night of Navy, DCWV Hippie, The Paper Studio, Recollections.
Stamps: Recollections, SU Garden Greetings
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU happy die, homemade acrylic dots, bling.
Technique: paper piecing.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy Birthday Kim

I made this card for my friend Kim's birthday. I pinned this card on Pinterest, with the intention to use it as my inspiration for Kim's card. Then Kim pinned it shortly after. I knew it had to be at that point. The Christmas tree and the birthday hat were the same shape. I didn't make my center image as large as in this card though. Kim and I do that kind of thing a lot. We will text or talk and pretty much say the same things or if we are out shopping separately,  we'll often ask the other I'd they want this and it's the same thing. That's so weird when that happens. We joke that we're twins from other parents.

It felt strange to make a card and not have any restrictions. Just fun. The hard part, is that my craft room is near disaster stage and I kept losing my supplies. I set the paper pack down and couldn't find it for 15 minutes. That's just crazy.

I had to make the cupcake chocolate because that's my favorite and the cherry on top is a homemade acrylic dot.

Without the flash:

With the flash so you can see all the glitter in the papers and cupcake. In real life, it is more the colors in the card without the flash. It's very bright and cheerful.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, SU chocolate chip, The Paper Studio - Eat Cake.
Stamps: Fiskars, SU - Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Stickles (on cupcake), homemade acrylic dot, bling, Cricut, Celebrations cartridge.
Technique: inspiration card, paper piecing (cupcake).

Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

I started this birthday card last week and finally finished it.

I used this Sweet Sunday sketch (#179) that I found on Pinterest. Because I was making this card for a guy,  I didn't want to add a bow. The colors came from me taking very few papers to my neighbor's for craft day.

For this card, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig on the main panel. I watched Lynn do some random stamping so had more of an idea on how to use it. Normally, I find it easier just to stamp, but it did help line everything up. I did have to redo this panel a second time though add I didn't space the happy Birthday out properly before. I added clear ep to the green galore happy birthday sentiment.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Canvas Corp.
Stamps: Studio G, Stampabilities
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents, SU clear ep, pop dots dots
Inks: Memories, Copics,  Spectrum Noir, Stampin up green galore
Techniques: sketch, making own background

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happily ever after - Vaughn & Katy

My great friends Wendy and Vance's son got married last night.  I made this as their card. I actually made this so fast for me.  It only took me a little more than an hour yo make. The colors of the wedding were celedon and silver. I even used some paper from my stash.  10 year old paper I bought when I worked at Recollections. Scrapbook walls by Chatterbox.

I used this Taylor's Expression - 6th share joy sketch  for my design. This sketch worked perfectly for a wedding card. I used it exactly.

I showed Wendy the picture and she loved it. She said,  "of,  they will love that,  and you even used their wedding colors". Of course I did!

I took one picture with the flash and one without. I like the one with the flash the best.

Papers: Neenah, SU going grey, SU basic grey, Bazzill, Chatterbox
Stamps: Cricut
Accessories : Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Darice ef, bling, pop dots
Inks: Memories
Technique: sketch, DTP

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hey there cupcake!

I finished this card I started at the May crop at the September crop.  Talk about crazy life lately.

I just love this stack of papers. They are so colorful and bright. I love the scrapbook layout I used as inspiration. Of course, I found it on Pinterest. I think I'll use this again because it has so much versatility. I was going to use a smaller sentiment, but forgot I had the other one. This is a little different for me since I stamped right on the patterned paper.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections, SU tempting turquoise, SU pixie pink, SU pool party, Embellish by Dana - Little Azalea
Stamps: CTMH
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn heart dies, Nestabilities, pop dots
Inks: Memories
Technique: paper piecing, sketch

Happy Halloween - eye of newt (googlie eyes)

I made this at the September crop. Of course, with  my super slow crafting style, I didn't get a whole lot of cards made. I found this My Art - C mason jar stamp and die set while out shopping one day. Right then, I had the idea of filling my mason jar with googlie eyes. Adding the eyes really finished off the card. They aren't glow in the dark but are aged a little so worked perfectly. I created the jar label with the intention of adding and sticking the different sized eyes under it to look as if they are solid in the jar. I gave this card to my great friend Kim since she loves Halloween so much. She loved it.

Paper: Neenah, Bazzill (patterns and cardstock)
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Art - C stamp & cut stamps and die, Googlie eyes, black rhinestones by Zra, American Crafts ribbon, pop dots.
Ink: Memories
Technique: DTP, googlie eyes.

Monday, July 27, 2015

GCC0727 - Zombie Crossing

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Since it is the last Monday of the month, our theme is Anything Goes.

This week is bittersweet for me. It is my last week as a Design Team Member on the Outlawz for now. Since I changed companies, my work is becoming more and more busy and I know the next few months will be hectic. To be fair to the team, sponsors, and to me, I felt I needed to resign for now. I may be back soon at some point once work is normal again.

 The Sponsor this week is: SLS lines. and the image I chose is: Zombie Crossing. Hop on over to SLS Lines and grab yourself some great images. I really enjoyed this image.

I was asking my friend "can I use this, can I use this?" He said, "no, those are all Halloween items. You have to use Zombie items -  they come back from the dead". I embossed the black background with my large wood grain embossing folder but turned it sideways to give it more dimension and make it look like it is wind in the dark night sky. I inked the edges of the tree, the hand, and the grave stone to make them look aged, and I dipped the fingers on the hand, in versa mark ink, and used red embossing powder to make the blood look more dimensional. I think I'm going to send this card to my dad's wife. She just loves the Walking Dead show. The second picture is a close up of the bottom portion so you can see all the dimension and how many different things are popped up on pop dots. Be sure and click on both pictures to see the dimension and all the elements. I tried to post a few different shots so you can see different things.

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Bazzill (black, red and darkest grey - tree), SU (basic grey - grave stone, going grey - hand).
Stamp: SLS Lines - Zombie Crossing
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug large wood grain ef (black panel), Nestabilities, Cricut, Pumpkin Carving cartridge (hand), Cricut Trick or Treat cartridge (tree), Create a Critter 2 cartridge (grave stone), red ep, pop dots.

Monday, July 20, 2015

GCC0720 - Happy Birthday

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

The Sponsor this week is: Kenny K Designs. and the image I chose is: Cupcake Celebration. The theme this week is to use patterned papers and buttons. I can't believe I found a button that is the same color as the dots on the paper. I happened to find two paper packs that have the same colors. Must have been lucky because they are the same manufacturer. I love the polka dot papers with the muted blues and greens on the rest of the card. Originally, I had intended to make the image the entire size of the panel, but I didn't really think about it not being that big until after I had it all colored. I printed it just a little larger than I normally do and should have gone 2 or so inches larger.

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Colorbok (2 different packs), SU Night of Navy.
Stamps: Kenny K Designs - Cupcake Celebration, Studio G.
Accessories: Buttons, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi.

Monday, July 13, 2015

GCC0713 - Birthday Wishes for Ceylan

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

The Sponsor this week is: A Day For Daisies and the image I chose is Ballet Slippers. The theme this week is to use chalk. This was tricky for me. I used my chalk, but also used my aqua blender so it would stay on. It wasn't saying without the water and I didn't want to spray anything on it.

I may give this to my friend Ceylan for her birthday. She owns a dance school so this would be appropriate for her.

I used the Retro Sketches #172 sketch for this card. I may rework this a little.

Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock,SU basic grey, The Paper Studio, Embellish by Dena (Little Azalea pack.
Stamps: A Day for Daisies - Ballet Slippers , SU  .
Accessories: Chalk,Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Homemade acrylic dots pop dots (two thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch

Monday, June 29, 2015

GCC0629 - Thanks a lot

It's Monday and the last of the month, so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. It's an anything goes challenge this week for being the last Monday of the month.

The Sponsor this week is: Lacy Sunshine and the image I chose is Steampunk Rory.  Isn't she just the cutest? I haven't ever worked with anything steampunk so thought I'd give it a try. This card didn't really turn out as I had envisioned in my head. I wanted to use more die cuts but kind of ran out of space. I used a silver ink pad over the gears in the background to make them stand out more. Initially, I wanted to have a layer over the gear piece with the tie (what seems to be a big steampunk item) but I couldn't get it to work as I had intended so I added the tie on the side of the image panel. I even used eyelets. I almost forgot how to set eyelets it's been so long. It's really odd for me to not use patterned papers and only use cardstock. I had two papers set aside but couldn't make them work with the design.

Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Bazzill, SU basic grey.
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Steampunk Rory, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut, Paper Lace 2 cartridge, Cuttlebug, Darice ef, eyelets, Making Memories eyelet setter, ribbon, pop dots (two thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Silver, Memories.
Techniques: digi, cricut, eyelets

Monday, June 15, 2015

GCC0615 - hello Summer

It's Monday. So you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

This week,  the theme is Happiness is or Summer.

The Sponsor this week is: Melonheadz Illustrating, and the image is: Surf's Up.

Come along and join in on the fun.

Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections.
Stamps:  Melonheadz Illustrating - Surf's Up, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug  ef, The Paper Studio ef, Cricut,  Small Talk tags & frames cartridge, Phrases cartridge, Life's a Beach cartridge,  homemade enamel dots, Glossy Accents,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics,  Spectrum Noir,  Memories.
Techniques: digi.

Monday, June 8, 2015

GCC0608 - here's a huge hug!

It's Monday again so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. This week, the theme is embossing.

The Sponsor is: Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and the image is: Scardey Duck.

 I embossed all the strips (three different embossing folders), background, and the yellow frame all are embossed.

I used  this Let's Get Sketchy sketch from Pinterest. The duck and the main panel is all on pop dots for dimension.

I may be sending this card to my Aunt Judy. She's very ill and maybe this will help lift her spitits, if even for a small second.

Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, SU daffodil, Sonborn, Pebbles, Inc.
Stamps: Dr Digis - Scardey Duck, Fiskars.
Acccessories: Cuttlebug, SU large polka dot ef, Cuttlebug polka dot ef, The Paper Studio small dots ef, Sizzix heart frame thinlet, Lawn Fawn heart dies, felt,pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Tehniques: digi, sketch

Monday, June 1, 2015

GCC0601 - Y'ALL

It's Time for a new Monday challenge over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is Sports.

The Sponsor is: Creative Bug Digis and the image is: Cowbee Greetings.

My sport is Rodeo and thought the bee lassoing the flower would fit perfectly. I used this sketch from Pinterest for my design.

I added Stampin Up dazzling diamonds on the wings and red glitter Stickles on the hat to add some sparkle. I have provided a picture with the flash and one without.


Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, SU Night of Navy, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Creative Bug Digis - Cowbee Greetings
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug gingham ef, Cricut, Martha Stewart Sesonal Cakes Seasonal cartridge, Lawn Fawn heart dies, felt, SU dazzling diamonds glitter, pop dots, homemade enamel dots
Inks: Copics
Techniques: digi, sketch

Monday, May 25, 2015

GCC052415 - hello fabulous

It's Time for a new Monday challenge Over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is anything goes because it is the last Monday of the month of May.

The Sponsor is: A & T Digital Designs and the image is Mille the Snail.

I used this sketch from Pinterest. I ran out of room to add the banner at the top. The snail was paper pieced. I started to color the image but the ink was not dry and it smeared so I went ahead with my original idea of paper piecing.

Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Colorbok, Recollections, SU Mellon, SU Limeade.
Stamps: A&T Digital Designs - Mille the snail, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU label punch, Lawn Fawn dies, MFT cover up die, homemade enamel dots, felt, pop dots.
Inks: Memories.
Techniques: sketch, digi, paper piecing.