Monday, May 2, 2016

Sending Daffodils on Your Birthday

Surprise....I'm back again today with another Birthday card as one more of my sweet instagram friends celebrated her birthday. So I created another shaker card and also joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Anything Goes"  and "SSSflickrchallenge#44" where the theme is Mother's Day card, a card with flowers, or combine both. 
Here is my card:
For this card, I pulled out lots of fun stuff, but started it off by coloring these daffodils from the Friendship Blooms set from Simon Says Stamp using my copic markers

Next, I pulled out one of my favorites, Storybook 1 from Pretty Pink Posh and die cut using white card stock and than to add a more decorative look around the borders, I added the Scallop Frames using Kraft cardstock. It was a perfect frame with the detailed stitching and inverted scallops. 
For the shaker element, I used acetate along with white fun foam vs. foam mount tape. Than came the fun part of adding these Woodland Beads from Pretty Pink Posh which has wonderful shades of green and was perfect as I wanted to create a grass effect. 

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wishing You a Beautiful Day

I'm back again today with another Birthday card to celebrate another one of my sweet Instagram friends birthday.  For those that have been wondering, my cold that I thought was going away took a turn for the worse and into bronchitis and wanted to say I appreciate those that have sent emails which I'm catching up on....so thank-you! 

Good news is that I have this card to share with all of you today and created another shaker card which I love to do. Also, joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Anything Goes"  So let's start the fun part........
Here is my card:
For this card, I used the Hero Arts monthly April kit which came with this beautiful flower set along with water coloring dots of paint from Daniel Smith. Here, I used Quinacridone Pink for the flower and Green Gold for the leaves.   

I wanted to try out something new by creating a split look on the shaker card so I pulled out this beautiful Scallop Oval die from Pretty Pink Posh and ran it through the die cut machine twice using two different colors, Kraft and white. Also, If you run both the smaller and larger die at the same time, you get the white oval shape which is between the two dies.

Next, I knew I wanted to add a sentiment across the shaker card and put on top of the oval, so I thought about creating the split. To create a split, I first die cut the fishtail banner using black card stock and than cut the same shape using white fun foam just slightly smaller. 

Than, I added the white fun foam piece inside the shaker portion and against the acetate. Next, I added some beautiful 6mm Royal Garden Mix sequin from Pretty Pink Posh on the bottom and upper portion of the oval.   

To add some more dimension to the flower, I popped it up using some foam mount tape and than added some 4mm clear droplets, to create a rain drop effect onto the leaves and one drop in the center of the flower. 

For the background, I used the grid stencil along with some ink blending to add some color behind the sequins and inside the shaker card. For the sentiment, I used the same stamp set and embossed it using white embossing powder 
Last but not least, I wanted to add a little cute bird sitting on top of the sentiment, so I pulled out the Birdie Friends set and water colored this adorable little guy. As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sending Flowers on Your Birthday!

Hope all is well with everyone! I'm back again today with another Birthday card to celebrate another one of my sweet Instagram friends birthday and to wish her a wonderful day! This one is a belated birthday card as I'm trying to get over this miserable cold of mine. 

This time around it wiped me and hope no one gets this cold and stays healthly. Also, joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Happy Birthday Theme" as they are celebrating 7 years.

Here is my card:
For this card, I wanted to use this beautiful Decorative Tag from Pretty Pink Posh along with some gold foil card stock as my focal point as I love how this die cuts all the details out so amazing. Also, I once again used this cute mini scallop border from the new Stitched Borders 4 collection, also in gold.

Next, I played with the Vintage Roses set where I stamped several of the flowers using the 
Cool Summer Nights ink collection from Altenew which made it easy to create this layered look for the flowers. For the leaves, I used the Green Fields ink collection.   

For the sentiment, I used the Birthday Greetings set, also from Altenew and love the various fonts to choose from. To add some dimension, I added foam mount under the middle rose.

Last but not least, I wanted to add some sparkles and shine, and what better way to do that, is add some beautiful clear sequins in both 4mm and 6mm from Pretty Pink PoshAs always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy Birthday to a Sweet Friend

I'm back again today with another Birthday card to celebrate another one of my sweet Instagram friends, Giorgia @ciocioscrap birthday and to wish her a wonderful day! Also, joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with anything goes, "SSSflickrchallenge#41" and Seize The Birthday

Here is my card:
Lots of fun stuff and as you know I love playing with sequins so I created this shaker card using this adorable Stitched Duo 3 die from Pretty Pink Posh as my focal point where I added a mix of Iridescence sequins: 6mm Lavender Moon and 6mm Ballerina Pink to add lots of sparkles.

For the base, I used a different color combination this time around and went with purple theme and once again used the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp and placed it on top of the Perfectly Plaid paper from Lawn Fawn. 

Next, I added several Birthday Balloons from MFT stamps using different colors of card stock along with a few stitched clouds from Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die collection.

Lastly, I added this adorable bunny from the set called: Melody's Easter from Simon Says Stamp and colored the images using my copic markers and popped it up using foam mount. Also, added some Wink of Stella on the little flower and ears. 

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there. 


Friday, March 25, 2016

Wishing you Spring Greetings!

Spring Greetings to all! With Easter coming up, I wanted to create a spring themed card and thought this set would be perfect. Also, joining the fun again to participate in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge of "SSSflickrchallenge#41" with Anything Goes.
Here is my card:
For this card, I played with this adorable set called: Melody's Easter from Simon Says Stamp and colored the images using my copic markers. Next, I wanted to add in some texture, so I cut a 1 1/8" strip of Doll Pink card stock, pulled out the falling hearts stencil along with some texture paste by Ranger.

For the background, I grabbed the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp and die cut a large base rectangle and added some Perfectly Plaid paper from Lawn Fawn 

From there, I once again reached for this beautiful Window Frame from Pretty Pink Posh as I have fallen in love with it to add the sentiment. Here, I'm using the smaller window frame. Next, I added a small strip of Green Apple card stock and this cute mini scallop border from the new Stitched Borders 4  collection from Pretty Pink Posh. Let me say, it has amazing stitching detail.

Last, but not least, I added in some favorite sparkles, 4mm and 6mm Sparkling clear sequins and Wink of Stella to the flowers.  As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sending Hugs & Prayers

I'm back today with another card I created to send to someone who needs some hugs and prayers! Plus, it gave me a chance to play with this new flower set as I was so inspired by Laura's card when it was first introduced. Entering this card over at Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge of "SSSflickrchallenge#41" with Anything Goes.
Here is my card:
When first creating this card, I wanted to have the center as the focus so I used this beautiful Window Frame from Pretty Pink Posh as it has the most incredible stitching detail along the outside and inside of the window frame. Plus, I love the size! Here I'm using the largest one.

To create the framed look, I once again used the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp and placed the Window frame in the center using Sea Glass card stock.  

Next, I embossed almost all of the images from the Spring Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp using white embossing powder from Ranger. I do love ink blending for backgrounds, so when I saw Laura's video and card, I got inspired to try it out with images and use some of my favorite inks from Simon Says Stamp. Sentiment is from Friendship Blooms 

Afterwards, I did take my copic markers on a few images and added some darker shades in some areas such as the yellow and peach flower. All inks are from Simon Says Stamp and one from Altenew

For the leaves, I used Jellybean and Green Leaf 
Flowers: Teeny Bikini, Hot Mama, and Melon along with Mango ink from Altenew
Copic: E93 & YR23 on top of the Melon color and Y15 and Y17 on top of the yellow

Last, but not least, I added in some favorite sparkles, 4mm and 6mm Sparkling clear sequinsAs always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there. 


Monday, March 21, 2016

Go Get Carried Away on Your Birthday!

This weekend we celebrated my little grand daughters birthday so I wanted to make her a fun shaker card she could play with as she really loves crafting. Also, joining this weeks challenge over at Seize The Birthday. This week they have a topping of "The Great Divide", but you can also do just a Birthday Theme.

Here is my card:
I just love this Stitched Banner Duo from Pretty Pink Posh, so I used that as a focal point to create this shaker card using some Kraft card stock. For the background, I got to play with the new Perfectly Plaid paper from Lawn Fawn along with Creative Cuts (Basic) die set from Mama Elephant for the scallop rectangle and banner for the sentiment which was embossed using white powder. 

This Carried Away stamp set from Mama Elephant was perfect to use as my grand daughter seemed to enjoy when I was coloring them with my Copic markers. Than, I added in this fun 4mm Spring Flower Sequins mix and added some more Spring flowers on top of the acetate. Can you tell, I can't stop using these cute flowers. They are just so cute!

Last but not least, these stitched clouds are from Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die collection where I added some blue around them using my copics.  As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there.  

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