Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bring on the Minions!

I lifted this idea for making minions from Pinterest! I used the SU! owl punch, along with lots of snippets of blue, yellow, & yellow cardstock, and the Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies. The googlie eyes were covered with Glossy Accents after assembling, and the mouth was hand-drawn with a marker. The sentiment and shadow were done with an Inky Antics stamp set.

This minion is grinning and the sentiment is from stamps by Judith.

I put this minion down in the corner just to make each card a little different. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

And I made this little guy so happy his eyes are crossed! This sentiment is from G Studio.

I'm sharing these over at the OWH April Mid-Month Throwdown which is to add stitching to our cards.

I'm also taking them over to the Snippets Playground #173 since I used so many snippets to make minions :)

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend with lots of smiles :)


Friday, April 17, 2015


Today I have a card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #31 - "J is for just kidding." This is a digital image by someone named Marlene who no longer blogs, but she shared lots of funny digi images that I still use. I paired this fisherman with an AI dog image, and added a row of mini punched fish. The dsp is retired SU! and the sentiment is one of those gems I borrowed from my friend Mary Anne. I sponged in some clouds and added a pawprint brad along with a brass mini brad. I added some white gel pen coloring to the fish, and dotted some eyes with a black marker.

Hoping you have a very happy Friday with lots of smiles and chuckles along the way :)


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gone Fishing

I found this PB stamped image in my overflowing box of previously stamped images I'm trying to work through, and decided it was time to color it and make a card with it. I also pulled out a bunch of small pieces of dsp from my nearly depleted Echo Park Country Drive paper pad and decided to use them up too. I cut them into 1/4" strips and made a herringbone background, embossing the finished panel with a Cuttlebug Decorative Tiles ef to add more texture. I didn't add a sentiment, because I think this could be used for many different occasions. I'm really liking the refreshing spring colors that seem to go along with the fishing image! I colored this with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - "make your own background"

Snippets Playground #172 - "must use snippets"

Shopping our Stash #197 - "lost and found"

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful Thursday!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Animal Antics

Deedee's Digis is sponsoring the Crafters Cafe Challenge #112 this week, and that challenge is "Animal Antics." I used one of Deedee's fun pre-colored images called "Cow Are You" for my card today. I added some glitter pen detail work on the tail bow, and added some Candi Dots for accents. I split the sentiment (included in the set) into 3 separate words and matted them with matching cardstock just to add a fun touch to this cute image. The papers were from my stash, and I think they're BG, but I'm not sure as they were just loose in the bin. I die cut the panels with Lil Inker stitched rectangles and used a card base of Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Deedee's April progressive challenge is underway right now, and if you haven't played along before, you can get all the details right here. Everyone likes free digital images, right? Click the link above to find out how you too can earn free digis every month if you play along with us!

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me, and I wish you a great day!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gold Embossing for a Hero Card

There's a challenge going on over at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #257 which is "gold embossing." I made this card for an OWH hero, and heat-embossed the retired SU! image with gold ep on a snippet of black cardstock. I knew I was going to mat with red, so I took a red colored pencil and lightly colored the background for a subtle touch of color. The larger gold mat was white cardstock, embossed with the same gold ep and matted with a red card base. I added 6 black brads for accents and hand-wrote a message inside to thank one of our heroes for serving.

I'm also sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #172 because all of the mats were snippets of cardstock.

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me today! Make it a great Tuesday!


Monday, April 13, 2015

OWH Sketch Challenge #252

Here's my take on the OWH sketch challenge #252, using some SU! washi tape, along with an AI image. colored with Copics. I added some tiny hearts done with a Lawn Fawn stamp, and colored them in with a metallic gold marker to match the gold in the washi tape. The brown metallic cardstock is from the Paper Co and I used SB circles and scalloped circles for the focal image. The sentiment is from Casual Fridays.

Have a happy Monday, and thanks for checking in today!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Masculine Birthday

I love this Rubbernecker tractor image because it makes great masculine cards, so today I made a card loosely based on the Crooked Stamper Sketch challenge #3
I started with early espresso and kraft cardstocks, stamping the tractor with Memento black ink, and coloring it with colored pencils for a rustic look. The grass was stamped with 2 stamps by Judith in wild wasabi and handsome hunter greens. The sentiment is by SNSS and the panels were die cut with my Lil Inker stitched rectangles. ( I can't seem to make a card without them lately it seems)

Have a great Sunday, and may your skies be filled with lots of sunshine too!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Masculine Birthday

Today's creation was made for the OWH ODBD April challenge which is to make a masculine card. I'm using some beautiful metallic papers from the Paper Co. in gunmetal and pewter colors. The photo didn't capture the subtle shimmer, but it's just elegant. I embossed the grey panel with a CB ef, and the narrow strip was done with with one of those strip ef's in my stash. The sentiment is from MFP, done in basic grey, and the bird was done with an IO sea birds set in white. This was very quick and easy to put together so I'm making a few more for my next OWH box.
If there are 50 entries in this challenge, ODBD will donate the shipping costs for 2 boxes of cards to our heroes, so I always make sure to enter a card every month.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend! The gloomies are finally gone here in PA today and the sun is shining again. Yay!!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Lilacs for Spring

With Spring about to finally get here, I made this card because I can almost smell those wonderful lilacs now! I colored this House Mouse image with Copics, and matted with black, green and lavender cardstocks. The sentiment is from G Studio and the embossing was done with a SU! square lattice ef. Let's hear it for spring and that sweet lilac aroma we're about to experience again soon!

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "April showers and/or spring flowers."

I'm also sharing it over at the House Mouse HMFMC191 which is to use a birthday theme or anything goes. I went with the anything goes theme.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful spring weekend ahead!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Butterfly with Burlap

With spring just around the corner, I thought I'd make a card with a butterfly. I die-cut the Memory Box Darla and Vivienne butterfly and colored the solid panel with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, then cut the overlay piece from island indigo blue. I punched lots of tiny flowers with a SU! itty bitty punch, adding gemstones to the centers and butterfly. The flourish is from Cheery Lynn, and the purple burlap was a find from my LSS. I had a vision that purple and teal would look good together, but now I'm not so sure! LOL.

I'm taking this over to the Mod Squad challenge which is to make a butterfly the focal point of your card.

Happy Thursday everyone - thanks for stopping by!