Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MFTWSC212 - Sending Love on Your Birthday

Another weekly sketch over at at MFT Challenges with MFTWSC212 and wanted to play around with some more dies and a little bit more coloring. 

Here is my card:
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Started once again with Blueprints 13 as my foundation base using Steel Grey card stock and than embossed white card stock using the Diagonal Stripes stencil which adds a little bit more texture. 

I was intrigued to see if I could get this "LOVE" die to fit inside the oval die and so happy it worked out. Plus I got to use this new Cherry Crisp color card stock which I love. Behind the oval, I added a 1" strip card stock using Berrylicious along with 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Pink.

I couldn't resist but to use this cute little image from the set called: You have my Heart and color her in with my copic markers. Added some Stitched Scallop Border on the bottom and added these little tiny hearts from the Blueprints Tag Builder 3 using Shimmer White card stock. As always, I did use foam mount under the oval and under the little girl.

Again, don't forget to stop over at the challenge sites and see all the wonderful inspiration. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: You Have My Heart (MFT),
Cardstock: Smooth White, Steel Blue, Cherry Crisp, Berrylicious, Shimmer White card stock (Crafters Companion), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black Licorice, Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprints 13 (MFT), Blueprints Tag Builder 3 (MFT), Sitched Oval Stax Dies (MFT), Oval Dies (Spellbinders), Stitched Scallop Border Dies (MFT), Love Die (MFT), Diagonal Stripes Stencil (MFT), 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Pink (SU), Foam Mount

Sunday, January 25, 2015

SPDSS18 - Happy Super Birthday

I don't have many masculine cards so I challenged myself to make one and thought it would be perfect to use the Sugar Sketch Challenge SPDSS18 and at the same time make another card in celebration of their 1st. Birthday Bash.
Here is my card:
 
I love this little image from the stamp set: My Hero and thought it would be perfect for my little grandson on his upcoming birthday. I started with Blueprints 15 and Kraft card stock as my base since I love the stitching around it. 

Pulled out this cute DSP paper called: Typeset (SU) and used the grid pattern which worked out perfect for masculine theme. First time using this paper and first time using the stamp set, so another card done towards my goal. My grandson said he wants me to color the dragon from the set You Blow Me Away next.

Here I used Night shift Blue and combined it with Cherry Crisp cardstock and added some stars using Lemon Drop card stock. Once again, I did use my Copic Markers to color this guy in and was writing down the color combinations to add to the post but it appears my grandson got to it first and used dark markers to color over my notes.

He loves to play with all of my stuff and even knows to clean the stamp after stamping and only 3 years old but he pulled out his big markers when I wasn't looking and saw paper so he figured he could do his coloring. At least this is what he told me when I asked how he got the paper. Now he wants his art on the wall...so cute of him.

Don't forget to check out the Birthday Bash the Sugar Pea Design is having since it has so much inspiration as well as their sketch challenge (if you haven't already).

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: My Hero (Sugar Pea Designs) 
Paper: Typeset DSP (SU)
Cardstock: Smooth White, Kraft, Nightshift Blue, Cherry Crisp, Lemon Drop, X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring) 
Inks: Black (Memento), Copic Markers, Midnight Muze (SU)
Accessories:  Blueprints 15, 14, 18 (MFT), Pinking Stax Dies (MFT), Black Zig Pen, White Sharpie, Foam Mount 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

MOJO Monday 381 - Warm Winter Wishes

Having more fun again and this time joining a few challenges with this card using this cute MOJO Monday 381 sketch designed by Teresa Kline and photo inspiration of the Curtain Call - Soft Scarf. Plus Sugar Pea Designs is celebrating their 1st Birthday celebration and wanted to join the fun in celebrating.

Here is my card:
I did switch the MOJO Monday sketch upside down as you can see by having the strip across at the bottom verses at the top, but I suppose that's obvious enough. Than I saw the Curtain Call Challenge with these adorable colors and thought of winter and Bo Bunny's Altitude Collection of papers I had.
Than I saw the Sugar Pea Designs was celebrating their 1st. Birthday celebration and after viewing the wonderful blog hop, it inspired me to pull out this cute set called: Have an Ice Day and come up with this Birthday Card.

Here is the inside of the card where I kept it simple with the sentiment using Rich Razzleberry ink and stamped this cute penguin again using Memento black ink since I wasn't sure if I was going to color the inside or not.
Lots of fun stuff on this card and it gave me a chance to play with these cute papers from the 
Bo Bunny Altitude Collection and once again play with my Copic Markers, but better yet, pulled out this cute stamp set that I've been wanting to color in and use some Never Before Used Stuff as part of my goal this year.

Used some Sno Cone ink to add a sky background using my sponge dauber and added some snowflakes using the Simon Says die called Abby and silver glitter enamel dots to add some sparkle to finish the card off. Foam Mount was used under this big circle to add some dimension. 

Again, don't forget to stop over at the challenge sites and see all the wonderful inspiration. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Have an Ice Day (Sugar Pea Designs) 
Paper: Bo Bunny's Altitude Collection
Cardstock: Smooth White, Nightshift Blue, X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring), Velvet (Bazzill), Smoke Gray (Simon Says)
Inks: Black (Memento), Copic Markers, Rich Razzleberry (SU), Sno Cone (MFT)
Accessories:  Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Snowflake Abby (Simon Says), Silver Glitter Enamel Dots, Sponge Dauber, Foam Mount 

Monday, January 19, 2015

MFTWSC211 & NBUS - Thank-you for School with Class Act

Another weekly sketch over at MFT Card Challenges MFTWSC211 which was so fun to work with plus another chance for me to use up some NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) that I've had in my stash but just now pulled out which is this cute stamp set called: Class Act along with this stencil.


Here is my card:
This is such a cute stamp set and perfect for a school theme with pencils, school bus, and cute sentiments. Here I started with the Jumbled Letters stencil and used some texture paste on black card stock and set it aside to dry. Cut out two oval circles and stamped the white card stock with the Writing Tablet background set using Sno Cone ink.

For the top and bottom strips, I used Wild Cherry card stock along with Fine Check background stamp. Colored this cute little girl and pencils with my Copic markers and used a Fishtail Flag in Berrylicious across underneath her. Lastly popped her up along with the pencils using foam mount and added some enamel dots.

Again, don't forget to stop over at the challenge sites and see all the wonderful inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Class Act (MFT), Writing Tablet Background Stamp (MFT), Fine Check Background Stamp (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White, Black, Banana Split, Berrylicious, Wild Cherry (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black Licorice, Copic Markers, Sno Cone, Wild Cherry (MFT)
Accessories: Oval Stax Dies (MFT), Sitched Oval Stax Dies (MFT), Jumbled Letters Stencil (MFT), Texture Paste (Ranger), Enamel Dots, Foam Mount

MFT Color Challenge#13 - Overflowing Joy

After seeing all of the wonderful inspiration from the design team as well as the entries already entered at the MFT Card Challenges, I figured to give this color challenge #13 a go and see what I could come up with. Also, this is My Favorite Things new blog site for their Wednesday weekly sketch and color challenge so go check it out if you haven't already.

Here is my card:
I must say I do love their new colors such as the Tropical Teal and Persimmon. Plus I'm awaiting more new colors they just released any day now. Every time a new blueprint is released, they provide four sketches for that blueprint, so I decided to use one of the four sketches from Blueprints 20 to come up with this card.

Here I started with the Tropical Teal card stock and than used the Happy Birthday Background Stamp along with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and Lemon Drop card stock. Colored in this cute little girl from the PI (Pure Innocence) collection called: Overflowing Joy with my Copic Markers which I than popped her up using foam mount. Also used foam mount under the Lemon Drop card stock.

To finish the card, I added a few enamel dots. Again, make sure to stop over the challenge site over at MFT Card Challenges to see all of the creativity and inspiration. Plus have fun in the process.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Overflowing Joy (MFT), Happy Birthday Background Stamp (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White, Tropical Teal, Sour Apple, Lemon Drop, Persimmon (MFT)
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black Licorice
Accessories:  Blueprints 20 (MFT), Enamel Dots, Foam Mount

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Simon Says Wed Challenge - Sending Thanks

This week Simon Says Wednesday challenge is to create "something new" in which they are show casing their exclusive stamp sets this week. Therefore, it was perfect to pull out the January Simon Says Kit and see what I could come up with since this is new stash for me.
Here is my card:
For this card, I wanted to create something new for me which I haven't done which is color blocking. Therefore, I pulled out the Horizontal Stitched Die from MFT and cut out several colors using the kit's card stock . Really love these colors that came in the kit Velvet, Shimmer Glitz, Fog, and Smoke
Here you can see the new Stitched Circle Wafer dies from Simon Says which I love how you can get a double stitching effect. Here is what I did...first I cut all of the circle dies together without separating any dies to get a variety of sizes with this double stitch look and figured out which one would fit my sentiment.

Next, I placed one circle over the color block panel where I wanted the sentiment to go and placed the double stitch circle over the opening. Than I die cut the word "Sending" and added it above the word "thanks" before adhering the color block panel with foam mount underneath.   

Last but not least, I added a few enamel dots in different colors to finish it off. Don't forget to check out the challenge and see what the design team came up.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Hand Lettered Winter Wishes (Simon Says), 
Cardstock: White, Velvet (Bazzill), Smoke (SS), Fog (SS), Shimmer Glitz (Bazzill)
Inks: Black (Hero Arts) 
Accessories:  Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT), Sending Die Script (SS), Stitched Circle Wafer Dies (SS), Enamel Dots, Foam Mount

Monday, January 12, 2015

MFTWSC210 - Happy Birthday with a Banner

One more Happy Birthday card done using the weekly sketch over at MFT Card Challenges MFTWSC210 . This is a new blog site MFT started this year which will have more challenges and looks like it will be a lot of fun and inspiration so make sure to check it out if you haven't already.

Also, joining the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Something New" which in this case is stamp set and new color card stock.
Here is my card:
Started with Blueprints 15 along with the Happy Birthday Background stamp using Sweet Tooth pigment ink and set it to the side to dry while I worked on the rest of this card. Pulled out some new card stock Tropical Teal along with Banana Split card stock as a mat behind it for the rectangle.

I've been dying to use this stamp set called:: Happy Banner since I think it's so adorable and love how she is holding up the banner with the words "HAPPY". I also used the matching die to cut it out and than colored her with Copic Markers. Next, I cut a Fishtail Flag using Pink Lemonade card stock and than went on to make this cute flower using the Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose

Please make sure to stop over at the challenge site as they have talented design teams which always have beautiful cards and inspiration. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Happy Banner (MFT), Happy Birthday Background (MFT)
Cardstock: White, Kraft, Pink Lemonade, Banana Split, Tropical Teal, X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprints 15 (MFT), Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose (MFT), Enamel Dot, Foam Mount.