Friday, May 22, 2015

Sending Love on Your Birthday

Got a chance to play with this adorable set again along with some other new craft goodies I recently got and joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of using Stencil along with Seize your Birthday of "Anything Goes".
Here is my card: 
Love this adorable stamp set called: Lila's Heart from the SSS Falling For You collection and wanted to use my distress inks once again to create this background. Afterward, used the Falling Hearts stencil along with white embossing paste. Started with the Blueprints 20 to get a white scallop base and than went on to create this frame.

Frame was created by first stamping Tiny Alphabet background stamp using white pigment ink and black licorice card stock which was cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies by Simon Says Stamp which I love. Added foam mount to pop it up. 

Colored this adorable girl along with the balloons using Copic Markers but for her dress, I used distress ink to try and match with the background created and also popped her up using foam mount. Added the sentiments from the same stamp set along with "Happy Birthday" from the stamp set: Circle Sayings also from the SSS Falling For You collection.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonder ideas and inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Lila's Heart (SSS), Circle Sayings (SSS)
Card stock and Paper: Neenah White, Black Licorice (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice Hybird (MFT), Black (Hero Arts) for sentiment, Unicorn Ink (Hero Arts), Distress Ink
Accessories: Blueprint 20 (MFT), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Texture Paste (Ranger) Falling Hearts Stencil (SSS), Foam Mount

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sending Smiles and Hugs on Your Birthday

When I saw the new challenge over at Sparkle and Shine with this photo inspiration and challenge #6 I thought it would be perfect to use some of my new crafty stuff I bought myself for a Happy Birthday card I need to send out. Also, joining Seize the Birthday this week
Here is my card:
I love this paper from My Mind's Eye (Fancy That) and since I had it out on my crafty table, I thought it would be perfect to use for this card. Also, used the new In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaway along with vellum and gold foil paper. 

For the sentiments, I used the new Friends Cutaways along with Cream colored card stock from my May SSS Kit.  
Since I wanted to pop up the flower, I cut out 4 more vellum base roses and stacked them together. This way the adhesive doesn't show and adds some dimension to the flower. For the words, I stacked two together to raise it just a bit. Final touch added some gold sequins.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: The Big, the Bold and Friends (Winne&Walter),
Card stock and Paper: Neenah White, Cream (SimonSaysStamps), Fancy That paper (My Mind's Eye), Vellum, Gold Foil
Inks: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Blueprint 15 (MFT), In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways (Winnie&Walter), The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways (Winnie&Walter), Sequins

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MFTWSC227 - Hello with Sweet Heart Bouquet

Such a cute sketch over at the MFT Card Challenges so I didn't want to lose out on a chance to play with this week MFTWSC227. Plus one more chance to join the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge of "Let get sentimental".
Here is my card:
As you can see, I played again with some new stamps I recently got. This stamp set is called the Heart Bouquet. Started with Blueprints 15 using the Steel Blue card stock. Next used my new ink color Tickled Pink along with this beautiful background stamp called: Flourish
 
Colored using my Copic markers once again and than went on to create these flowers using the Modern Blooms set. For the sentiment, I die cut the word 3 times and stacked them up to add some more dimension. Top layer is Cotton Candy card stock.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Heart Bouquet (MFT), Modern Blooms (MFT)
Card stock: Smooth White, Steel Gray, Summer Splash, Kraft, Cotton Candy(MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Banana Split (MFT), Lemon Drop (MFT),Certainly Celery & Old Olive (SU), Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprint 15 (MFT), Stitched Fishtail Flags (MFT), Pierced Fishtail Flags (MFT), Happy Hellos Die-namics (MFT), Modern Blooms Die-namics (MFT), White Sharpie Pen, Wink of Stella, Foam Mount

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day to My Sister

Was able to finish this card for my super sweet sister for Mother's Day and also joining the 

Here is my card:
I must say, I've been wanting this set for a long time from Mama Elephant called: Photo Bomb and thrilled to color all of these little boys and girls. I will admit it took me some time to color them and trying to decide what colors, but as you keep going, you see this come to life and smile when done.
 
Here I created my own little square frame since I wanted stitching around it so I pulled out the Simon Says Stitched Square frames to help me. These dies provide a stitched look on the outside as well as on the inside, so I also ran the die again using black. Added foam mount to pop up the frame.

Added the sentiments from the set called: Happy Everything using Ripe Raspberry ink and than white embossed the smaller words.

As always, if you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Happy Everything (Mama Elephant), Photo Bomb (Mama Elephant)
Card stock: Smooth White, Black (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Ripe Raspberry (MFT), Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprint 13 (MFT), Stitched Squares (Simon Says Stamps), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Button, Foam Mount

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MOJO Monday 396 - Happy Mother's Day using new set Lila's Heart

Wanted to play with some of my new stuff and was able to finish another Mother's Day card I needed using the MOJO Monday 396 sketch designed by Julee Tilman. Also, joining the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge which is to use a sentiments.
Here is my card
Love this paper called Fancy That when I received the May SSS kit and wanted to create a Mother's Day card for my daughter so used one of the new sets from the Simon Says Stamps Falling For You collection called: Lila's Heart.

Colored her with my copic markers and than paper pieced the heart using gold foil paper. Loving the new Diagonal Stripes background from SSS which I embossed in gold to use for the bottom slant area of the sketch.

For the sentiment, I used the Mini Doily Circles from MFT and grabbed another SSS stamp set called: Sparkle and Shine for the saying "You're the Best". I must say my daughter saw this and loved all the gold and cute little girl.

As always, if you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.


Monday, May 4, 2015

MFTWSC226 & SSS - Happy Mother's Day

Trying my best to recover from an injury I had causing lots of pain and was hard to make cards laying down so went missing for a bit on card making, so please bare with me while I get back to 100% and getting there to catch up to speed.

Moving on to better things, joining this week's MFTWSC226 over at MFT Card Challenges along with SSS Work It Wednesday April 2015 to incorporate something yellow and joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Anything Goes".
Here is my card:
Got some new stuff so decided to play and came up with this card for Mother's Day since it's coming around the corner and need to get a move on it. Here I started with Blueprints 13 along with some Grout Gray card stock. 

Next, I used one of the new colors I received called Summer Splash along with Simply Circle Background and went with a tone on tone look. 
Colored in these gorgeous tulips from the set: Spring Tulips using my copic markers and than went on to create this tag. Die cut a stitched tag in white and than used the same tag to cut a smaller portion using Tickled Pink

Pulled out my stitched scallop border die and used it on the pink to give it a decorated edge look. For the sentiment, I used the set: Smitten with You since I wanted to create a Mother's Day card. Added some hemp and clear button to finish off this card. 

As always, if you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.  

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Spring Tulips (MFT), Smitten With You (MFT)
Card stock: Smooth White, Summer Splash, Ticked Pink, Grout Grey (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprint 13 (MFT), Stitched Rectangles (MFT), Stitched Tags (MFT), Stitched Scallop Borders (MFT), Spring Tulips Die (MFT), Hemp cord, Button, Foam Mount

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MFTWSC224 - Happy Birthday Sunshine

Wanted to play with some NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) that has been sitting around so pulled out this cute stamp set called: Everyday Is A Picnic and playing with the MFTWSC224 sketch over at MFT Card Challenges and one more card for the Simon Says Stamp Wed challenge of backgrounds.
Here is my card:
Changed up my color combination again and this time using some Grout Grey with Orange Fizz and Sour Apple. It's always good to experiment and see how colors change a scene and design. As always, used my Blueprints 13 for the base stitched mat. Also used Blueprints 5 for the center rectangles.

To create the background, I wanted a tone on tone look so used Grout Gray ink and Gingham Background stamp as my base and than used my Copic markers to color in some sky and grass for the middle. 

Used some foam mount under this cute little girl to add some dimension and Glossy Accents on the flowers. The sentiment is from the set: Birthday Greetings (Another NBUS). Always good to go through stamp sets and see what hasn't been used yet.

As always, if you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Every Day Is A Picnic (MFT), Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Card stock: Smooth White, Sour Apple, Orange Fizz, Grout Grey (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprint 5 and 13 (MFT), EveryDay Is A Picnic Dies (MFT), Glossy Accents, Stitched Scallop Borders (MFT), Foam Mount