Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's the day to wear green and everyone can be Irish today!
This card was made with a pre-colored digital print by Diane's Daydream Designs, and I added a greeting on the vase with a SU! teeny tiny wishes sentiment as well as another tiny sentiment "for you" on the card. The embossing was done with an older Spellbinders M-Bossability folder and I used dark and light green cardstock of course.

Have a happy and safe St. Patrick's day everyone and may you all have good luck on this Irish day of celebration!


Friday, March 16, 2018

A Pooch Wearing the Green

I found this adorable print (artist unknown) on Pinterest and printed it out to make a St. Patrick's Day card. That puppy is just too cute! I die-cut the print with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle and matted it with celery green, then die-cut what I THINK is an artichoke green card base with another stitched rectangle die. The medallion was also a digital print (no name) that had a shamrock in the center with a smiley face. I covered up the smiley face with a MFT stitched circle die-cut in matching celery and also die-cut the digital image with a larger stitched circle die, placing a Taylored Expressions die-cut shamrock in the center. I die-cut a matching scalloped circle with a SB die to mat it and called this one done.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Easter Card

Today I have a quick and easy card made with a digital bunny image and a stitched circle die. The background paper is from a very old paper stack with a missing cover, so I don't know who makes it. The Happy Easter sentiment was done with an Echo Park die from snippets of bright pink and turquoise blue. I added a few punched mini flowers and dotted them with clear Nuvo drops and added some glossy accents to the pads and ears of the bunny for a little shine.

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is an Easter Inspired challenge with a mood board.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Easter Bunny & Egg

I really gave my Big Shot a good workout in making this Easter card! My friend loaned me this cute and fancy Easter Egg die which I cut with turquoise and lined with some graphic 45 dsp. I went searching for some pastel coral cardstock to coordinate with it, but the only thing I found was this dark coral piece of CORE-dinations so I embossed it with a CB swiss dots ef. The lower panel was a snippet of celery green cardstock which I embossed with a SU! square lattice ef. The bunny is  a die by Lil Inker and I added a twine bow and some liquid applique fuzz for his tail - along with a tiny black gemstone for an eye. The greenery was made with an unbranded die I received as a gift from a thoughtful and generous friend, and I added a bit of darker green color with a Copic. The sentiment is a digital print from Sans Design which I colored with Copics and then matted with celery and turquoise - again using my Big Shot and some SB circle and scalloped circle dies. The final touch was adding some tiny pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty and I called this one done.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - must have a critter on your creation

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Wednesday whatever you do!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

TMS #444

Hello and since another Tuesday has rolled around, it's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #444. This week we have a sketch designed by our own Melissa.

You can already see that I've taken liberties with the sketch by eliminating the hearts and bow and turned my card into a masculine Father's day card.
The left side of the card is composed dsp panels from My Mind's Eye "on the bright side" paper pad. I chose masculine patterns and die-cut them with MFT stitched vertical dies. The black embossed panel was done with a Cuttlebug Cape Code ef which looked rustic to me in a way. The Kaisercraft stag die was cut in black and a wood-grain cardstock, and I placed the black die into the wood-grain negative and added some golden nailhead stickers. The sentiment is from the now-closed Mark's Finest Papers store.

This week there's a great prize up for grabs that everyone (including myself) would love to have! Check the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for details and while you're there, check out my DT member's cards for some wonderful inspiration too! Or, you can click below to see each one..

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with the sketch! Have a good day while you're at it too :)


Monday, March 12, 2018

Jar of Candy Kisses

I wanted to play along with the DCC37 "Just Jars" challenge and decided to use a "goody jar" digital image which I've had for a long time. The artist has closed her store, but this has always been a favorite of mine, so I digitally added some candy kisses to the jar and added a little silver stickles on the labels for some sparkle. I made a tiny bow for the jar top and colored the background with some Copics, adding a daffodil mat that was die-cut with a SB labels eighteen die. The background paper is from a very old DCWV luxury pearl stack and it has swirls of pastel blue and gray. The silver heat-embossed sentiment is by Lawn Fawn and the panel was die-cut with MFT fishtail banners.

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


Sunday, March 11, 2018

It's All About the Dress

I wanted to play along with the SOS #344 National Dress Day challenge so here I am sliding in just hours before the challenge closes! I dug into my stash and found remnants of a very old retired SU! Secret Garden scrapbook kit and pulled out some groovy guava, river rock and old olive cardstock along with a couple snippets of matching dsp. I used a retired SU! dress up die set to cut the dress and dress form, and added a pearl necklace with a liquid pearl pen. I made some bodice trim for the top of the dress along with a matching belt by cutting a strip of guava dsp and placing a tiny sticker from the kit in the center of the belt. I added a border done with a MS doily lace punch and added some stick-on rose embellies I've had for eons, adding a smaller one to the belt. The sentiment is SU! teeny tiny wishes and the tiny border strips are stickers from the kit that added just the right amount of color to balance the card.

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


Friday, March 9, 2018

Mosaic Christmas Angel

I recently made this Christmas card with bits of some leftover SU! dsp that were too small to use for anything else. I started with a piece of cardstock run through the Zyron to coat it with adhesive, then placed those bits randomly, leaving spaces between. After all the snippets were placed, I heat-embossed with gold ep and then die cut the panel and card base with Lil Inkers stitched rectangles. I added a cherry cardstock oval done with a GMD stitched oval die, then made the angel. The angel is a GMD die that I cut from foiled gold and vanilla and inlaid the vanilla negatives back into the gold. The sentiment is a portion of the Peace on Earth die done with a Die Versions die.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

the Snippets Playground #321 - must use snippets
CHNC #375 - Christmas anything goes - optional vintage or shabby chic

Oh, and if you're wondering what I did with the snippets from making this card, I made a 2nd card...

I noticed in the photo that I need to make some adjustments on the gold inlaid pieces on the angel but that's minor. The word Peace was die cut with a MB die and the mosaic frame is the piece leftover from cutting the rectangle on the first card. I used it to frame this card.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great kick-off to the weekend!


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gray Mother's Day Card

I combined a few challenges to make this card, and although I'm not sure about the colors, I'm glad to have dug into my stash and used some long overlooked supplies. I found a partial pack of Prism paper cardstock in white, gray and black that I've hoarded for years and used the gray to die-cut the SB nested ovals with my Big Shot. I wove some SU! retired silver and white ribbon between the ovals and attached a little bow. The white panel was die-cut with a GMD stitched oval die and I placed a few clear gemstones on the upper right. The dsp is from the DCWV Luxury stack of pearlized papers and I used a matching Prism papers card base. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado and was stamped with Smoky Slate ink by SU!. I keep wanting to add a touch of pink somewhere because it's a mother's day card, but for the time being I'll leave it as is.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Double D challenges - "when skies are gray" - make a card using mostly gray

Cuttlebug Mania - ribbons and bows

Our big Noreaster fizzled out for the most part, but I am not complaining by any means! Bring on spring now and I think we've had enough "onion snow" as the farmers call it :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day whatever you do! Enjoy the sunshine!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketch #443

It's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #443 and this time it's all about the circles.

My card began with some distress inks smeared on a craft sheet. I used Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and Tumbled Glass. I spritzed them with water and dabbed the wc paper into the inks, twisting and turning to pick up the colors. I put it aside to let it dry and began stamping images from a SNSS Hello Spring stamp set, then die cut them all with MFT stitched circles. I colored the images with Copics and glaze pens, and sponged distress inks in coordinating colors around the edges, and finally I added some Taylored Expressions enamel dots.

Here's the prize up for grabs for this week's challenge and it's just in time for making your Easter cards.

We'd love to have you join us for this challenge and to help get you inspired, check my DT members cards by clicking these links:

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great week. We are bracing for yet another heavy snowstorm with numerous power outages possible for tonight into tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we don't lose power like we did with last week's wicked storm! There are still some 40,000 people in the surrounding area without power and here comes another heavy hitter less than a week later! The long range forecast calls for the possibility of snow again next Monday into Tuesday as well! Old man winter is holding onto this year for dear life it seems, but look at this.....

Yep! That's Spring just around the corner!!!!