Monday, August 3, 2015

A Basket Filled with Summer Wishes


Today kicks off the August Digi Challenge of the month over at Deedee's digis blog. She has a brand new set called Seasonal Baskets which you can buy for a reduced price for the month of August - or - if you played along last month, you've already received this image for free! PLUS, Deedee's Digis is celebrating it's third birthday this month by offering a free download of one image from this set right HERE on the blog! You may choose the colored version as well as one you can color yourself, so there's no excuse not to come and play along!! 

I used a pre-colored image from the set with a summer theme, and used some red, white and blue colors with a snippet of some red and white checkered dsp that reminded me of a summer picnic tablecloth. I die cut all the panels with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die set, and added a plastic clip to the top with a smiley sunshine face just for fun. I also added some Spica glitter pen accents to some of the elements in the basket just to make them a little darker.


Since I used a couple snippets on my card, I'll be sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #188 too.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great week!

Carol

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pinky and Porky


Here's my entry for the August Penny Black Saturday challenge which is to use "hot summer colors." I colored Pinky and Porky up for summer, using bright summery colors and used some BG colorful dsp for the background. I added a Casual Friday's sentiment and layered this on black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your weekend is going well so far!

Carol



Friday, July 31, 2015

The Sky's the Limit!


Here's a card that I made for the HMFMC199. I used some SU! cardstock and coordinating designer paper to create the mosaic background. I had quite a few small snippets of the designer paper left, so I cut them into random shapes, and adhered them in a random pattern on a sheet of sticky paper. (I made the sticky paper by running it through my Xyron machine) After placing the pieces on the sticky sheet with gaps in between, I added some gold embossing powder and heat set it, giving the mosaic effect. I tied some matching twine around the top, and added a pre-printed sentiment I had in my stash. The little bunny was colored with Copics and Tombow markers to match the colors of the card base.

I'm also going to share this over at the Snippets Playground #187.

That's it for me today, but thank you for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous Friday!

Carol

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Butterflies


I have a card today that I'm sharing over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "anything goes." They're featuring Penny Black products, so I used this cute little PB image that I colored with Copics. I added some Glossy Accents to the boot for a little patent-leather shine! I made a herringbone background from some red, yellow and aqua dsp strips and then embossed the whole panel with a Hero Arts/Sizzix Chevron ef. The hedgie was looking up, so I gave him 3 turquoise butterflies to watch, done with a Punch-a-Bunch. The butterfly centers are negatives from a Simon Says Stamp Pinpoint Border die. The card base and image mat are turquoise and the image panel was cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're staying cool wherever you are. It's sweltering hot here in PA, so we're chilling in the air conditioning today! 

Carol

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ohhh Noooo


I have another Minion card to share today! I forgot to draw a mouth on this little guy now that I see it finished. Oops! I used a popsicle brad and some stickers for the sentiment. I've seen the commercial where a minion gets off of a transport vehicle and drops his ice cream on the ground and moans a fun little "ohhhhhh" so that's where the idea came for this card. I used scraps of dsp from my stash along with an old CB embossing folder for the background, cutting all the panels with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. The minion was made from the SU! owl punch, using snippets of yellow, navy, black and white.

I'm sharing this one over at Pixie's Snippets Playground 187

Keep smiling and have a happy day!

Carol

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Silhouette Dogs


I had a recent request to make a birthday card for someone who loves and fosters dogs, so I pulled out the SNSS Puppy Love set along with my Lil Inker stitched rectangles and made a card. I stamped the images with versafine black onyx ink, then heat embossed them with clear ep. I sponged some ranger peacock feathers ink, along with some memento lulu lavender, and finally pool party ink at the top. It's done on a card base of GinaK designs wild lilac, and I added a Lil Inker diagonal stitched panel in white to break up the dark colors a little bit. The sentiment is from another SNSS stamp set and it was layered on stitched circles from Lil Inker, along with 2 matching mini brads.

That's it for me today, but thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!

Carol

Edit: Someone asked in a comment what SNSS means. It stands for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
If you have questions you want answered, please leave a way for me to contact you :)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christmas Quilt Card


I've made another Christmas card using traditional colors along with some blushing bride pink for the base color. I used the MFT stitched quilt die and made use of some retired SU! snippets of Christmas dsp, along with a Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake duo. The base of the quilt is the back of a paper pad cover. I like the definition of a thicker frame as opposed to regular cardstock, plus it makes use of something else that would just be tossed in the trash. The sentiment is from PTI done in early espresso ink, and I added a  pink Geo sparkler sticker to the center to keep this one flat for mailing.

I'm sharing this over at the July Rudolph Days as well as Pixie's Snippets Playground #187.

Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol


Friday, July 24, 2015

Beachy Birthday


I made a birthday card for my SIL with this unknown stamped image I had in my stash. I lightly colored the image with pastel pink and blue Copics, and added some pink and blue pearls and gems for fun. The papers are all from a Graphic 45 paper pad called Tropical Travelogue, including the word "beach." I used Lil Inkers stitched rectangle dies along with a SNSS sentiment done in Island Indigo ink. My SIL loves the beach so this one will make her smile I'm sure.

I'm sharing this over at Marks Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #271 which is to create a beach scene.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shine Like a Rock Star


Here's a card made for a teen-age girl using colors of orchid, pink and purple. I made use of some assorted strips of dsp with a diagonal design, and added a silver heat-embossed sentiment star, matted with pink. The background was done with a spatter stamp in versamark, then heat embossed with silver ep. Mixed in with the silver embossing are some assorted shapes of pink geo sparkler stickers and tiny silver star and snowflake stickers to add some sparkle. Teen girls love sparkle, right?

I'm sharing this over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to make it "sparkle and shine."

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Carol


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nutcracker Christmas Card


I have another Christmas card today that includes retired SU! dsp and a long-retired SU! image. This little stamp is from a SU! set my DIL sent me when I first began stamping many years ago. It has lots of small Christmas stamps, and I've used the nutcracker/toy soldier image with some Lil Inker stitched circles of cherry cobbler and gumball green. The sentiment is by Northwoods done in cherry cobbler on a white CS base.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Cards4Guyz#80 - Christmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown#254 - Christmas in July
Snippets Playground #186 - must use snippets

Merry Christmas everyone! (I hope that helps you think cool in this heat!)

Carol