Sunday, May 19, 2019

Looking Sharp

Hello, and welcome to my blog. My second card today was created for the latest The Paper Players card challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of olive cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then stamped the cacti image from the Unity Stamp Company's June 2018 KOTM We Can Rise stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the entire image using my alcohol markers and then cut it out using a Spellbinders oval die. I die cut a white panel using a textured embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and adhered that down onto the olive cardstock. I added some black dashed lines around the outer edges of the oval panel and adhered it straight onto the card panel. To finish off my card I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto some olive cardstock using Versamark ink and some Recollections snow white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down into a small strip and adhered it across the card. I love this fun, masculine card and hope you do too!


Happy Birthday

Hello and happy Sunday! I've been so busy with work and running/weight lifting that I've literally not had time to sit down and get crafty all week. I forced myself to get inky this morning though. Today's card was created for this week's Just Us Girls photo inspiration challenge. To create my card I started by layering an embossed panel onto my white A2 card base that I had embossed using a Lifestyle Crafts decorative embossing folder. I then layered a thin decorate strip of patterned paper from the Bazzill Basics Antique Aged Papers 6x6 paper pack at the center of the card to help break up the white a bit. I then die cut and stamped the roses using the My Favorite Things MPD Rose Bouquet stamp set and coordinating dies and some beautiful inks from Altenew to coordinate with the inspiration photo. I die cut a circle using a My Favorite Things pierced edge circle die and some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP and adhered it directly to the center of my card. I then layered the roses and leaves around the center to create a nice balanced cluster. I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Stamp Shop's Just The Basics stamp set using Versamark ink and some Recollections white detailed embossing powder in snow. I popped the sentiment up off of the card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares and that completed my card. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hey, Smartypants-W2CB May challenge

Hello and welcome to another W2CB challenge! May 8 is National Teacher Appreciation Day so this month's word challenge is "The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.-The Smith Family" I will confess that I don't have many teacher stamps, but I thought this fun image from Sugar Pea Designs seemed appropriate. To create my card I started by stamping the focal image from the Sugar Pea Designs I Like Big Books stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using my Memento tuxedo black ink and then colored the image using my alcohol markers. I then layered some fun patterned papers from the We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I die cut the speech bubble using a The Cat's Pajama's die and stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and mounted it directly onto the patterned paper. I then popped the focal image up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and mounted it onto the card to finish this fun creation off! I hope you like my card and be sure to pop on over and see what my fellow design team members have created!


Sunday, April 28, 2019

You're So Special


Hello and happy Sunday! Not sure what's going on with Mother Nature lately but it's late April and my region is still getting chilly, winter weather but I need to mow my lawn. Go figure! Anyway, on to crafty things. My card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the Hero Arts Leaf & Floral Background stamp onto some white cardstock with Versamagic and heat embossed with clear embossing powder by Zing. I heat set the panel and then inked it using my Tim Holtz round blending tool and ocean mist and edible eggplant inks from Gina K Designs. I wiped the panel down with a clean tissue to ensure that none of the ink was left standing on the embossed areas and then mounted up off of my white A2 card base using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I stamped the sentiment and the peacock from the Hero Arts Beautiful Peacocks stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and then colored the peacock using my alcohol markers and the inspiration colors. I die cut the image using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things and adhered it directly onto the background panel. For a little sparkle and shine I added some shimmer to the peacock using my Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen and added a few Recollections clear rhinestones around the sentiment. Thank you for popping by my blog today.  

Thanks-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and happy Sunday! For the April Coffee and Cards Collaboration Debra and thought it would fun to use a stenciled background. I won't lie, this was a bit out of my wheelhouse. I'm more of a patterned paper girl but my good friend Becky has a ton of stencils and background stamps and is in love with the idea of making her own patterns and backgrounds. She inked this panel up sometime ago using the Hero Arts Glorious Petal stencil and Tim Holtz distress ink in picked raspberry and gave it to me. I have been hoarding it since before Christmas and decided it was time to use it. To compliment the panel I mounted it onto some black Stampin' UP cardstock and adhered it directly onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut a butterfly using a My Favorite Things two part die and inked the top layer in the same distress ink to match the panel. I die cut the sentiment using a Lil' Inkers Thanks die and some more of the same black cardstock twice and glued them together. I adhered the butterfly down to the card base by using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares on the back of the wings and some glue dots on the center of the body to give it some nice dimension. To finish my card off I glued the sentiment to the center of the butterfly and added some clear sequins in 4mm and 6mm around the card base. 
As for my coffee selection this month I opted for a nice toasty pistachio latte from Gloria Jeans. It was beyond delicious! Now be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and see what she created this month and be sure to leave a comment if you like what you see. I appreciate them and I know Deb does too!


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Hello and thank you for popping by my blog today! Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players card challenge. To create my card I started by debossing a pierced edge circle into my focal panel using a My Favorite Things circle die. I then die cut a smaller circle using a Spellbinders circle die and some pretty patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6x6 paper pad and paper pieced it into the center of the circle. I stamped the sentiment from The Cat's Pajama's Shake, Rattle, & Roll stamp set underneath using Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the sentiment again onto some patterned paper from the same paper pad and paper pieced the scroll onto the sentiment. I then stamped the sweet baby bunny from the same stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it in using my warm grey alcohol markers. I paper pieced the bunny's diaper, nose, and rattle from the same patterned paper pad and adhered those onto the bunny.  I fussy cut the bunny out, mounted it onto the focal circle using some Scrapbook Adhesive foam squares and added some sweet pastel Simon Says Stamp Gelato confetti around the panel for some added interest and color. To complete the card I popped the entire panel up off of the card using some inexpensive fun foam I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I hope you like my card!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Celebrate

Today's card was created for my good friend Freda's upcoming birthday. I will be entering this card into the Cards 4 Galz card challenge. To create my card I started with some gorgeous patterned papers from the American Crafts Stay Colorful 6x6 paper pad, and layered them onto my A2 white card base by cutting them down using a stitched curved edge die from Paper Smooches and added a lacy border using a Simon Says Stamp eyelet border die. I then stamped the beautiful girl image from the Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Posh Has A Present stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored her in using my alcohol markers in colors that coordinated with the papers. I fussy cut the image out using my detail scissors and popped her up onto my card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam dimensionals. To finish my card off I rounded the bottom corners using my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, stamped the sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink, and added a few turquoise sequins from The Ton around the card. Love how beautifully this card turned out. I know my friend will like it.