Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Retail Therapy


 
                                                                 A close up:




This adorable little elephant is Ellie from Sparkle N Sprinkle Ellie Retail Therapy, is she not just the cutest?

I paper pieced her with Amuse card stock and dry embossed my main card with a Darice honeycomb embossing folder.   All cardstock and doily by Amuse.  Scallop die cut by Spelllbinders. Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle (awesome glitter). Gems from my stash.  My Copic colors ( C00-C3-C5-C7,V01 B02, B05)


 This card went to a dear friend last week who need a bright spot to her week. The inside sentiment was  "Why are you just standing there holding this handmade card?  Jump up and down or something!"

A few fun challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: Exotic Animals
Glitter N Sparkle #126: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: Sketch 350
Sparkle N Sprinkle March Challenge: use loose glitter
The Pink Elephant: Girly Girl



Sunday, March 1, 2015

House of Cards March Challenge

MARCH 2015
Use Enamel Dots
 
What a fun challenge as I had never used enamel dots before.  Lilian, one of many talented design team members has shared a video on how to make enamel dots and it looks so easy, be sure to check this out, Toni and Dana will also be posting video's on the 11th and 18th, and also go to House of Cards and join our fun challenge!
 
 

I immediately thought of flowers when I saw enamel dots so I picked a pack up at Micheal's (before learning how easy they are to make).  I pulled out my new basket die by Impression Obsession, my Sizziz/Hero Arts Stamp and Die set, and this is my card!  So much fun and I've been using enamel dots on lots of cards since, such a quick, easy embellishment that adds so much to a card!  Hope you join us at House of Cards for this fun challenge!

A few fun challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #135: Anything Goes
Cuttin and stamping: Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps#140: Use Ribbon and/or Lace
The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl March Challenge: Add flowers

Friday, February 27, 2015

Beautiful Day

 
 
 
 

I decided to make a couple CAS cards last evening with a new set a dear friend gave me for my birthday.  The background and saying is from Beautiful Birthday set by Amuse (thanks Shirley), and the flowers were in my stash forever (by Paper Inspiration). This set makes the cutest backgrounds and has the best saying in it!  Butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

And of course a few fun challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays: The CAS Challenge
Meljen's Designs: Seeing Spots
Scrapbooker PhD: CAS (use a stamp)
Throwback Thursday Challenge #TTCOOL
Word Art Wednesday #172: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Our annuals girls stamping weekend had to be rescheduled due to ice and snow so I spent some time in my craft room and  made up several anniversary cards to have on hand. This stamping up owl punch is so versatile. The cards are all just slight variations of this one.  I thought they turned out  cute.
Some fun challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog: "Love is in the air"
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique: Hearts


 
 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Victorian Collage



I have this stamp set forever and pulled it out because I wanted to make a card to go with this embellishment!  The stamp set is Eloise Cottage from Red Rubber Designs, papers KI Vintage Charm.  The embellishment is made from a used dryer sheet.  I saw this on Pintrest (gabriellepllacco.blogspot.com) and had to try it, I did make several changes to personalize it.  You can hand cut circles, I used my scallop die cut, cut two of each size, placed them on waxed paper, misted lightly with Walnut ink, patted with paper towels to dry most of the way, then put glitter glue on the edges.  You are supposed to wait for it to dry but of course I went ahead and put my brad in the center right away and put it on my card, what is crafting without a little mess.   Let me know if you try this embellishment, I'd like to see your cards. I would like to enter this in Sketch Saturday: Sketch 348

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Baptism

 
This is for my great nieces Baptism next Sunday.  I have made a similar CAS card before and felt it was just right for a Baptism so just changed it up a bit with the die cut and embellishments.  Looking forward to the day with family.  Also have our annual stamping girls event next Friday and Saturday so have been getting my projects ready for that, looking forward to that time with good friends, stay tuned to see those projects!  Hope everyone had a special Valentines day/weekend!
A few fun challenges:
As you like it challenge: Favorite CAS or Fussy
CAS(E) this sketch: #110

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Winter Wonderland


It is in the mid 60"s here in St. Louis, Missouri and here I am posting a Digi from Sparkle and Sprinkle called Winter Wonderland!  I colored this up a few days ago when we did have ice and snow on the ground!  This was such a fun image to color  with Copics and then add glitter, glitter glue and use my snow pen. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, thanks for stopping by!
A few fun challenges:
Addicted to stamps #97: Lots of layers
Crafting by designs: February Anything Goes
TTCRD: Feb 3-9: Anything Goes