Monday, August 31, 2015

Going Wild on Skates :)

Today I have a fun card using Deedee's Digis Go Wild digital stamp set. Deedee's Digis is sponsoring the Outlawz Greeting challenge which is "anything goes with a sentiment." I love this zebra image on roller skates! Ha! The sentiment just adds to the fun for me!  I used some red polka dot dsp, along with a strip of animal print that matches the zebra, and added a piece of red & white polka dot ribbon to finish everything off.

Don't forget about Deedee's progressive challenge which will earn you a free digital stamp set if you play along each month!  I hope you snagged your free basket digi already, but if you didn't, it's still available! You can find the details HERE on Deedee's blog. The new September challenge begins today!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is starting off with a smile :)


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sympathy in Vanilla

When I saw this week's MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #277 was to make a sympathy card, I immediately went to work making one. My stash of sympathy cards is just about depleted.

I went for an elegant look with this one, using a HA sentiment embossed in gold and placed on a SB labels 25 die cut, edged with a gold paint pen. The MA ribbon was done up in a big bow with the Bow Easy, and I embossed the background with a TH/Sizzix damask ef. For the final touch, I added some gold mini hearts randomly to break up all the vanilla color.

 We'll be watching the national/international championship game of the Little League World Series finals today, and we're so proud of the RedLand team from PA for winning the national championship game last night! They'll face Japan today after they defeated a wonderful little team from TX yesterday. The coaching, talent and sportsmanship between PA and TX was phenomenal and so much fun to watch! The attendance for yesterday's game was over 46,000 - more than some major league ballparks! Awesome!!

Go RedLand!


Saturday, August 29, 2015

More Colorful Days

I used the same Sweet 'n Sassy (SNSS) sentiment to make my card yesterday and decided to use it again, so I pulled out my MFT stitched quilt die and made a couple more cards. This one made use of lots of colorful snippets, a very old paper flower and flower brad. I added a little "stitching" with a Lil Inker diagonal stitched die, by just cutting one side of the sentiment panel at a time, turning and then doing the other side.

Here's another one with some brighter colors and the only difference is that I heat-embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

I'll be sharing these over at a fun place to play - the Snippets playground #192.

Here's wishing YOU a colorful day and a great weekend at the same time!


Friday, August 28, 2015

A Colorful Card Just Because...

Today I have a card that uses a technique called "Paper Batik." I found the tutorial here and just had to try making one of my own.

I stamped the SU! summer silhouettes images in versamark and then sponged on pear pizzazz, peacock feathers, and pretty in pink inks. The panel was cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die and placed on a black cardstock base. The sentiment is from SNSS and was embossed with white ep on black and one end was punched with a SU! mosaic punch to make it a little decorative. I added some turquoise/white twine, along with some tiny turquoise, green and pink gemstones placed randomly on the panel. (Click picture to enlarge for detail)

I'm entering this into the Little Red Wagon #304 challenge to use the colors of turquoise, green, and pink.

I'm also sharing it over at the Tuesday Throwdown #259 "Just Because" challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a colorful day too!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Water Colored Birthday Wishes

I have a birthday card today that includes a water-colored background, along with a water-colored flower. For the background I scribbled wc crayons on wc paper and bled them together with an aqua brush; allowing it to dry before cutting it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle. The SU! blended bloom flower was stamped and heat embossed with clear detail ep before water coloring with Derwent wc pencils and an aqua brush, then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. I hand cut some leaves from snippets of green cardstock, folding them in half and running them through a paper crimper. I added some punched ferns done with a MS punch, and one tiny orange gemstone. The big black brad and sentiment are both from SU!

I'm sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #191 where the only requirement is to use snippets.

I'm also entering it into the Shopping our Stash #216 where the challenge is "splish splash" or in other words; to use a wet medium. I used water coloring.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Good luck to the little league baseball team from Lewistown, PA - they're going to play in the World Series Little League championship finals on Saturday afternoon! Woo hoo!!! We're rooting for you!!!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Christmas Candle Two Ways

I stamped this SNSS candle image and colored it with Copics, then added some Glossy Accents for some shine. After matting it with dark green and red, I matted it with a piece of Authentique dsp, and added a KaiserCraft Merry Christmas diecut sentiment done with shimmery gold cardstock. I added 2 gold round brads for a little balance and interest at the top.

I made this one slightly different, adding striped dsp along with some gold ribbon on the sides that perfectly match the gold sentiment. The accents are square gold brads.

I'm entering these over at the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #276 which is to use a candle, and I'm also entering them into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is anything goes.

Merry Christmas everyone :) It'll be here sooner than we think!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August Rudolph Days

It's the 25th of the month and that means it's time for the Rudolph Days August challenge, where you have until the end of August to enter your Christmas card.
This card was designed around the ribbon snippet I found in my stash. It wasn't big enough to tie into a bow, but I was determined to use it so it became the border for this card. The background was done with a Hero Arts stamp in versamark, then heat-embossed with silver ep. I cut the 2 MB leaping deer from white, and placed them on top. The sentiment is by Northwoods and was also embossed in silver. I added a couple of tiny black gems for the eyes and this card was done!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great Tuesday!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Cute and Cuddly

This cute little dachshund image was cut from a magazine quite a while ago. I loved the sweet expression on it's face, so I cut it out and had it hanging by my craft table just for fun. I fussy cut the photo, layering it on some Lawn Fawn polka dot paper, cutting it at an angle to accommodate the "love" sentiment by Technique Tuesday. I added a stitched heart from Lil Inker in coordinating tiny heart patterns from the same Lawn Fawn paper pad, and stamped some dog bones and colored them with markers.

I'm sharing this over at the Cards in Envy "Cute and Cuddly" challenge, as well as the Snippets playground #191 challenge.

I hope you're inspired to smile today too! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Golden Birthday

A friend of mine is celebrating her birthday today, so I got her a gift card and made her a little treat box of candy to go along with the card. Everything but the ribbon is by SU! on both the card and fry box. I got some Lindor white chocolate truffles because they're wrapped in gold foil papers, and I wanted to keep everything in keeping with the golden color theme. I forgot to photograph the card before I sealed it in the envelope (DUH) but I'm not going to open it now! LOL The white ribbon has gold stripes in it, and the larger ribbon was recycled from a food gift someone gave us last Christmas.

Here's a close up of the fry box (made with a SU! frybox die) which includes 3 tiny tags tied onto the ribbon.

Here's wishing you a happy weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Thanks X's 2

Today I have a couple thank-you cards that were sent in my last box to OWH but never posted. I was trying to use up a BG paper pad that I've had for ages and just wasn't sure what to do with the graphic patterns. I paired the paper up with some Razzleberry cardstock, an OWH sketch, and a Unity thank-you stamp and thought it looked like a good masculine thank-you card, so I decided to make another one with a different color..........

I used the same sketch with some Midnight Muse blue cardstock for this one. I made a few more of this design in other colors and tucked them into the box before mailing it off to OWH before they closed earlier this month.

I'm entering these into the Unity FWF challenge ......and......

the SOS #215 "Layer it On Me" challenge since these cards have a few layers of paper and cardstock.

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me, and I wish you all a wonderful weekend ahead!