Monday, June 16, 2014

MFTWSC180 - Have a Super Day

Love these sketches and happy to have time to create another card. This one is MFT Weekly Sketch 180 over at My Favorite Things.

Here is my card:
Playing around with more new stuff I haven't had a chance to get and it was fun. Started with the fishnet stencil and embossed the Kraft cardstock for my background. Since I wasn't sure what images I was going to use from the stamp set: You're Super, I used the matching die-namics and cut them all out and played around.  

Here I did some second generation stamping with the building and love how it came out and than used the Sun Ray stencil to complete my background scene. Colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and at the end added some basic rhinestones and added the cute sentiment from this set. Enjoying these colors and card stock.

Here are the markers I used:
Hair - CT2, CT3, GB5, GB4 
Skin - FS2, FS4, FS7, CR3
Cape and Boots - PP5, PP4, PP2
Skirt - IB1, IB2, IB3
Cuffs - CT2, GB5

Don't forget to check out the MFT Sketch challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: BB You're Super (MFT), Lrg Scale Backgrounds (MFT)
Cardstock: Sweet Tooth, Blu Raspberry, Razzle Berry, Kraft, X-Press Blending Card
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Daffodil Delight (SU)
Accessories:  Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Fishnet Stencil (MFT), Sun Ray Stencil (MFT), BB You're Super Die-namics (MFT), Basic Rhinestones, Stampin Dimensionals

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SPDSS05 & Curtain Call- Thanks A Bunch

So happy to get some crafting time in and wanted to use one of my new stamps from the Sugar Pea Designs called: Love You Bunches and join in the challenge over at the Curtain Call with this cute inspiration photo. Here I used the sketch from the challenge SPDSS05 over at the Sugar Pea Designs.

Here is my card
I used one of my favorite papers called: Chantilly and went on to color this cute little girl for a Thank-you card for my niece along with some of my favorite dies from MFT using the inspiration photo for colors.

This was so much fun coloring and I used my prisma pencils to add some more details with her hair and cheeks. With the inspiration photo, I decided to create a flower using the Hybird Heirloom Rose from MFT and used stampin dimensionals to pop her up.  

Here are the markers I used:
Hair - FS4, TN9, TN7 
Skin - FS2, FS4, FS7, CR3
Shirt - PP5, PP4, PP2
Pants - IB1, IB2, IB3
Grass - DG2, DG3

Don't forget to check out the Sugar Pea Designs challenge as they have cute sketches and stop over at the Curtain Call challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Love You Bunches (Sugar Pea Designs)
Paper: Chantilly - (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Black, Cotton Candy (ctmh), Blu Rasberry (MFT)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Pencils
Accessories:  Die-namics Hybird Heirloom Rose (MFT), Dispersed Dots (MFT), Oval Dies (Spellbinders), Scalloped Dies (Spellbinders), Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

VLVApril2014 & Curtain Call - Welcome Little One

Saw this fun sketch over at Viva La Verve, week2 and thought it would be perfect to create a little baby card and also join the Curtain Call - Confetti Crush which I've been wanting to do and saw I still have some time to join the fun.

Here is my card below:
I needed to create a baby girl welcome card and since I had the stamp set: To The Moon (Verve) out on my desk, I thought perfect!! Now looking at it, it could be for a little girl or boy with the colors. Also, my idea was to only use the Crumb Cake and Pink color scheme, but I just couldn't resist but to add in some more color.

Sequins seem to be in a trend right now and when I saw the challenge of Confetti Crush over at the Curtain Call Challenge, I knew I had do use some of my pastel sequins mix (Verve) for this card. Plus got inspiration from the cute photo and incorporated polka dots using the Seeing Dots embossing folder and the DSP paper stack - Subtles (SU).

Here are the markers I used:
Giraffe - CT2, CT3, CT4, TN7 

Don't forget to check out the Viva La Verve challenge as they always have cute sketches every week and stop over at the Curtain Call challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: To The Moon (Verve)
Paper: Designer Series Paper Stacks - Subtles (SU)
Cardstock: White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake (all SU)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers 
Accessories:  Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Circle Punch 2 1/2 (SU), Tear Drop Circles (Spellbinders), Starry Die (A Cut Above Verve), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), Seeing Dots EF (Cuttlebug), Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Monday, April 21, 2014

MFTWSC172 - For You with A Daisy on Your Birthday

So happy to get another card done and enjoyed playing with more goodies I recently bought. This one is for the MFTWSC172 challenge over at MFT. Normally I take my pictures outdoors but tonight I took it indoor which I haven't found the best location yet.

Here is my card:
During the April release, MFT came out with new hybird inks and I was so excited to see how well they work, so obviously I had to buy some. At the same time, I purchased their sample card stock to go with the inks since I wasn't sure how they would match up to what I had. This way, I couldn't go wrong. The great thing about the sample card stock is that it contains 1 sheet of all the colors plus a reference sheet with the names.  

From there, I printed out some clear labels and added them to the bottom of each sheet. This way if the card stock gets mixed around and/or I have scraps, I know exactly what color it is. As you can see in the photo, I used Lemon Drop for the Daisy. This helps me stay organized especially when I also have SU and CTMH card stock.  Really loved the card stock and will be playing more with it along with the new hybird inks.

Back to the card: 
For the background, I used the fishnet stencil and embossed it using Whip Cream. Love the pattern and the look. Next, I cut out a fishtail flag using Electric Red and pulled out Pretty Poppies stamp set to emboss the words in white.

The Gerbera Daisy was so much fun and used foam mount to pop it up and in between. The sentiment came from the stamp set: Blissful Butterflies and I added liquid pearl (Onyx) for a border around the oval. Basic Pearls were added as a final touch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Pretty Poppies (MFT), Blissful Butterflies (MFT)
Cardstock: Whip Cream, Black Licorice, Electric Red, Gumdrop Green, Lemon Drop
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Gerbera Daisy Die-namic (MFT), Fishnet Stencil (MFT), Die-namics Leaf Filled Flourish (MFT), White embossing powder, Liquid Pearl (Onyx), Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals

VLV April week 3 - Little Chicks Rule with some Chevron

What a cute fun sketch over at Viva La Verve designed by Laurie Schmidin and wanted to create something for Easter as well but only now had a chance to post this up. This one is for April 2014 week 3

I also saw the Chevron Chic challenge and thought to try and combine both elements into one card and have some fun playing with stamps and dies. The chevron butterfly is from the set: Chevron Love by Verve and inked up with Melon Mambo ink.

This cute set is called: Chicks Rule by Verve and has so many adorable images and sentiments which I had to pull out and play along with some retired DSP called: Beau Chateau (SU). Lots of fuzzy cutting on this one but loved how it came out.

Fantastic image to color and have fun. Again I used my Spectrum Noir markers plus the Charming Banner Die for the sentiment using Early Espresso ink.  

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Chicks Rule (Verve), Chevron Love (Verve), Bloom & Grow (Verve)
Paper: Beau Chateau (SU)
Cardstock: White, Island Indigo (SU), Crumb Cake (SU), Ultra Smooth White Cardstock (Crafter's Companion)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Gumball Green (SU), Island Indigo (SU), Melon Mambo (SU)
Accessories:  Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT), Charming Banner Die, Elegant Leaves, All Aflutter (A cut above die by Verve), Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Framed Tulips EF (SU), Foam Mount

Monday, April 14, 2014

MFTWSC171 - Birthday Sentiments

Joining this week sketch challenge over at MFT MFTWSC171 and loving the layout! At the same time, decided to use this month's color palette challenge#4 at MFT.

Here is my card below:
For the color palette challenge, I didn't have any MFT cardstock so I had to best match with what I had and used SU cardstock since I find that I use it more often so I used Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, and Gumball Green.

For the base and fishtail, I used my new Blueprints 13 and than used Blueprints 3 for the flower and circle. I must admit it's fun to have a variety of blueprints and combine different dies to create a card.
For the sentiment, I used the stamp set from MFT called: Birthday Sentiments and added the leaves using the Die-namics layered leaves which I love the layered look. Final touch was to add a white button with blue hemp cord and than colored 2 basic pearls with my Spectrum Noir Markers to match the flowers.

To join the weekly challenge, MFTWSC171 click here to go directly there and for the color palette challenge,click here. Most of all have fun!! Let me know what you think?

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Birthday Sentiments (MFT)
Paper:  Designer Series Paper Stacks - Neutral (SU), DSP Gingham Garden (SU)
Cardstock: White, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green
Inks: Island Indigo (SU)
Accessories:  Blueprints 12 & 13 (MFT), Die-namics Layered Leaves (MFT), Button, Hemp Cord, Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MOJO Monday 340 & Diva Dare - Welcome Little Boy

Trying to get back into the swing of what I love most which is creating cards and let me tell you it felt good to create. This one is for the MOJO Monday 340 sketch challenge and the Diva Dare for the month of April 2014.
Here is my card: 
Had some fun with this cute stamp set from Verve called: To the Moon which has lots of fun baby items and sentiments. Therefore, it was perfect to also join this month's Diva Dare which is to create a baby or kids themed card.

Using some of my paper, this one called Fan Fare (ctmh) and combined it with Sunny Yellow, Holiday Red, Sky, and Pacifica cardstock (ctmh). For the base, I used Blueprints 13 from MFT and Blueprints 12 for the sentiment. This also gave me another change to play with coloring! Don't want to forget, for the stars I used the Starry Die from Verve.

Here are the markers I used:
Bear: TN7, TN5, TN2  
Giraffe - CT2, CT3, CT4, TN7 
Elephant - IG5, IG3, BGR1, IB1

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: To The Moom (Verve)
Paper: Fan Fare (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Sky, Sunny Yellow, Holiday Red, Pacifica (ctmh)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers 
Accessories:  Rectangle STAX (MFT), Blueprints 12 & 13 (MFT), Starry Die (Verve), Spellbinders Circles Dies, Stampin Dimensionals (SU)