Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I fell for You ...

Good afternoon. Today I'm popping in to share some inspiration for the NEW Rubberneckers Stamps Challenge #4 ~ St. Patti's Day or Green.


Today's card I'm sharing a Sneak Peak at one of the NEW Stamp Sets (#3004) that will be Releasing in Mid-March. The NEW Sets are Clear Stamps and they come with Coordinating Dies! Awesomeness!!!

To start, I stamped the fishing vest with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and colored the vest with my Copic Markers. I then created a background with the hooks/fishing lours onto Rustic White cardstock using Memento Cottage Ivy. This was layered onto Green cardstock, and then on my Rustic White cardbase. Using the vest die I cut one out of the Rustic White cardstock and Green cardstock, and then layered my color vest on top. Using 1 of the 4 sentiments in the set, I stamped it in Cottage Ivy and cut it out with my MFT Pierced Rect. STAX die, and then also cut one in Green, and layered them together. The vest and sentiment were adhered with 3D Foam Squares.

Here's a Sneak Peak of the NEW Set ...


We have some awesome inspiration for the NEW Challenge over at the Rubbernecker Blog. The prizes are amazing so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
Until next time ... Enjoy!




Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy Spring ...

Good morning! Today I'm back after taking a week off for some me time during the lovely Spring-like weather we had in Northern Illinois last week.


My card features this lovely  Happy Spring Squares (G415) stamp from Great Impressions Stamps. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Copic Markers were used to color the squares, and then I cut them out. I embossed some white cardstock with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, tied on some yellow ribbon, and added it to my Lemon Whip card with 3D Foam Tape. I then added the squares to my design with 3D Foam Tape. The final step was to add White Opal Liquid Pearls to the center of each flower.

Here's a closer look at the Happy Spring Squares (G415) ...


Challenges entered:
 - Alphabet Challenge ~ Y for You Choose (clean and simple)
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #239 ~ Anything Goes
 - Crafting By Design Challenge ~ It's Almost Spring
 - Simon Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!




   
  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fluttering by ...

Good afternoon. I'm back today with another card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I love the beautiful Ballet Dancer (675-03), and had a great time coloring this beauty with my Copic Markers. Once colored I fussy cut her out and put her on the side. I created a CAS background by adding a floor for our Ballet Dancer. Then I stamped one of the sentiments from the Butterflies Are Free Set (538), layered the background on black cardstock, and then onto my white card. Before popping the Ballet Dancer on my card with 3D Foam Squares I used a Zig Wink of Stella Pen on her outfit.

The coloring of the white behind the Ballet Dancer is off in the next picture, but you can see the shimmer on her dress.


The shimmer on her dress looks so much better in person.

Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #3 ~ All about Animals went live yesterday. Such an easy Challenge, and there are amazing prizes so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
 - Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #229 ~ Clean & Simple
 - Tuesday Morning Sketch #390 (shown below) ... I took some liberty with sketch, flipped it horizontally and vertically, and left out the ribbon.

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Me and You ...

Good afternoon. Today I'm popping in to share some inspiration for the NEW Rubberneckers Stamps Challenge #3 ~ All about "Animals".


I once again used the adorable Pup (895-09) for this fortnights challenge. He's perfect for Valentine's Day cards or just about an FUN occasion, but I just had to make another V-Day card since today is Valentine's Day. 💖

To start I stamped the adorable Pup with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and then I created a mask of the Pup. Once the mask was placed I stamped the heart from the Love Set (545) with Memento Love Letter Ink over the masked Pup. I also stamped one of the sentiments from the Love Set (545) with the same ink. Once this was done I colored in the Pup with my Copic Markers, then stamped another Pup to color so I could pop up his head. A dauber was used to apply the Love Letter Ink around the edges of my card. The final piece to was to add the red enamel dots around the sentiment.


We have some awesome inspiration for the NEW Challenge over at the Rubbernecker Blog. The prizes are amazing so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
 - Addicted to CAS Challenge #104 ~ Pets
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #141 ~ Love
 - Aud Sentiment Challenge #173 ~ Valentine or Love Sentiment
 - Cards in Envy Challenge ~ Be My Valentine
 - Come and Get It Challenge ~ Love is in the Air
 - Dare2BArtzy Challenge ~ All You Need is Love
 - Just Us Girls Trend Week Challenge ~ Hearts
 - The Cutie Pie Challenge #108 ~ Simply Love

Until next time ... Enjoy!




Monday, February 13, 2017

Tri-fold Money Birthday Card ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a Birthday card featuring stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.


I wanted to create a Birthday card to put money inside. To start I took a 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock, scored the long side at 3-1/2" and 7", folded it and put it on the side. Next I cut a panel for the cover, stamped the Stacked Presents (H178) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored the image with my Copic Markers. I then stamped the Wishes Sentiment (D361), masked off the Stacked Presents, and used a dauber to apply a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the image and sentiment.

I then cut out 2 more panels. The first panel is for the cover of the inside flap of the card. I stamped the Sparkles Sentiment (F312) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and applied distress ink to match the cover.


For the second panel I stamped the Fun Balloons, which is a Retired GI Stamp, in three different colors. I added distress ink after masking the image leaving room to write a personal note inside.


Here's a picture of the card partially open.


I then added the Stacked Presents to the envelope to coordinate with my card, used twine that matches one of the presents to tie the card closed. It slips off and on very easily for easy access to the inside.


Challenges entered:
 - Scor-Pal Challenge #34 ~ More than One Fold/DT Call

Until next time ... Enjoy!




   
  

Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card featuring stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.


I stamped the Cupcakes with Hearts using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock, colored the cupcakes with my Copic Markers, used a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen for the 3-tiers/glass shelves, and used a silver pen to go over the iron frame. I cut out the colored image with my MFT Pierced Rectangle Die and put it on a red mat. I created the background using brown cardstock and design paper from MFT which I layered on a red card base.

I cut the Valentine's Day sentiment into 2-pieces and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock, cut it down to create the tag, and applied red distress ink around the edges. Final step was to add the panel, sentiment and enamel dots to the background I created.

Challenges entered:
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #141 ~ Love
 - The Paper Players Challenge #330 ~ Theme: Valentine's
 - Pink and Main Challenge #18 ~ Theme: Love

Until next time ... Enjoy!






   
  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

You have a piece of ...

Good morning! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog. This month we have a Sketch that I created for you to play with. As always we have an amazing Prize for the Winner.


My card features the lovely Heart Puzzle (F572) and My Heart Sentiment (C461). I stamped the Heart Puzzle with Memento Rich Cocoa onto white cardstock, and on design paper. I cut the white heart out with my MFT Pierced Square Die. Next, I fussy cut the heart and puzzle piece out and used a brown marker to color in the shadow part of the image. I paper-pieced the heart using my Xyron Sticker Maker, and the puzzle piece was applied with 3D Foam Squares.

Working with the sketch I pulled out brown cardstock and more design paper to create the background. Once the background was finished and layered on my card base, I added the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa, popped on my Heart panel, and added the enamel dots.

Here's a look at the sketch I created ...



Until next time ... Enjoy!




 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sending you Thanks ...

Good afternoon. Today I running late in sharing my Thank You card that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


My card features the adorable Lulu (891-16) who I paired up with the Sending You Thanks Sentiment (732-05). We all need Thank You cards in our collection and Lulu is so adorable that I couldn't resist making one with her. I stamped Lulu with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored her in with my Copic Markers, and then cut her out with my MFT Pcd Rectangle Die. I then applied distress ink for the ground and sky.

With February being the month of "Love" 😉 I went with a pale pink background, and clean and simple stripes that include hearts. I stamped the sentiment and added my Lulu panel. The final step was to apply White Opal Liquid Pearls to the center of the flowers.

Our Second Card Challenge went live yesterday at the Rubbernecker Blog. The prizes are amazing so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
 - Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #227 ~ Make Your Mark
 - Inky Chicks Challenge #78 ~ Clean and Simple

Until next time ... Enjoy!