Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Christmas Card w/NBUS

I've got another card to enter into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12.  The link for the info is HERE.

I'm also starting a stash of Christmas cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  This is so awesome as it is to collect cards for the elderly in nursing homes.  Get all the info HERE.  I love this as it gives me a specific reason to make more Christmas cards. I just may also come up with a design for my card for friends and family next year.  I only mass produce about 20 cards, so I like to come up with one design to start next summer.

Here is my card that I made using Sunny Studio's Holiday Style stamps, Merry Sentiments, and Merry Word die.  There's lot of sparkle and glossy accents that don't totally show up in the photos, but it's really quite sparkly!!



I certainly do appreciate you taking a look!  Thank you!

Monday, October 2, 2017

You Are the Best!

I really enjoy challenges as they give me a direction and inspiration in my card making!  Darnell's NBUS challenge is so great as it gets you to go through your "never before used stuff"...and USE it!!

Get the info HERE
I really enjoyed coloring all these little die cuts into autumn leaves.  This die set is my NBUS!



Love the dimension of the leaves and acorns!
I really appreciate those of you that take a look at my blog!  Thank you for that!

Supplies:
Spellbinders Die of the Month September 2017 (NBUS)
Hero Arts For Your Kindness (sentiment/banner)
Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs
Sizzix 3-D embossing folder:  Leaves





Saturday, September 30, 2017

Buzzing By to Say...

I'm using some of my favorite stamps from Honey Bee Stamps here.  I'm entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge where we are challenged to use supplies that haven't been used.  I'll note which ones fall into that category below in the supply list.  

The details are HERE
It's been a busy month and haven't had so much time for creating and coloring as I'd like.  Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker has also been hosting her 30-day coloring challenge.  I've posted some other things on Instagram (see my link in the right side bar) but not nearly as much as I'd like.  This counts as I colored the flowers and bees with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Yay!  :)







Don't know what it is about these bees, but I think they are just too cute!  Thanks so much for taking time to look!

Supplies:
Honey Bee Stamps:  Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments; Busy Bees; Build-A-Bee; NBUS: Bee Hive card die; Bee Hive Stencils, Hexagon Bunches
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers; Sparkle pen in clear

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thank You Times 2

I have two cards for this post!  The challenge by Inspired by All The Little Things is a beautiful inspiration photo with teal/copper as the main colors.  I just love this photo and the "country" feel it has!  I had more inspiration from the current challenge #13-Ink Only at Where Creativity Meets C9.  I thought Concord & 9th's stamps were perfect for this!



Both of these cards came together so quickly (for me who usually takes FORever to decide on the details) and these are some of my favorite colors too!  My supplies are listed below.





I love having specific things for inspiration and these two challenges really helped my cards come together!!  Thank you so much for taking a look!

Supplies:
Stamps: Concord & 9th: Flower Turnabout; Petals & Pallets
Inks: VersaMark; Simon Says Stamp High Dive & Jelly Bean; Memento New Sprout
Sparkle N Sprinkle copper embossing powder

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hello There!

A new to me challenge blog, Inspired by All the Little Things, has a challenge this week hosted by one of the kindest bloggers I've "met"--Darnell Knauss ( her blog is link HERE.)  She is the host of this week's challenge.  Here is the inspiration for this weeks challenge:

Details for the challenge are HERE.
I totally love these colors and wanted to participate to honor Darnell.  She is always so very encouraging and, as a bonus, quite entertaining on her blog posts!  :)  So very glad our paths crossed on the big world-wide internet!

So my card here uses the colors of the inspiration along with the script and burlap you can see when you look closely at the photo.  I used NBUS Wild Garden dies by Ellen Hutson and Burlap Background stamp and Script Background stamp by JustRite.  I recently got Altenew's Layered Medallions Cover dies and used die B here.

For the flowers and the cover die, I had fun using Distress Oxide inks to get the different colors.  I used Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Candied Apple and Wild Honey.  These inks are really amazing in how you can create various layers!




I finished it off with some splashes of Gansai Tambi Starry Colors yellow gold paint and Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins.

Thanks so much for taking a look!!







Friday, September 8, 2017

Party Animals Art Impressions Style

I've had these cute little animal stamps from Art Impressions that have been a free gift when I've purchased their stamps at various shows.  I've always wondered what I would do with them, when I finally thought of creating a little scene with them!

I'm entering this into Art Impressions current challenge, "Off Kilter".
Details HERE
After a previous attempt that flopped, much much masking and indecision on colors etc. I have this cute card!  Seriously, took me about three days of pondering, piddling, and diddling off and on to come up with this!



Thanks so much for taking a look!

Supplies:
Art Impressions stamps:  Freebie pig, fox, giraffe, turtle, panda; WC Birds set
My Favorite Things products: Celebrate You stamps; Plaid Patterns paper, Cloud stencil
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks
Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Summery Flowers Thank You

The Ton Stamps current challenge is a "summer" theme.  For me, summer certainly is about flowers, as I do love planting them and enjoying the colors during our long growing season here.  I'm entering this into the challenge and the details can be found by clicking HERE.



I made this shaped card by using the coordinating die for Wishful Wildflowers.  I did "partial die cutting" along the top and bottom, and both sides.  I only had a little bit to hand cut after.  I stamped the image after the die cutting.  There are plenty of explanations on how to do this if you web search that are much better at explaining than I am.  :)


I really love how this turned out with the shape of the card and the bright summery flower colors!  Was very easy once I figured out my die cutting!  Thank you so much for taking a look!

Supplies:
The Ton:  Wishful Wildflowers stamps/dies; Happiest of Peonies stamps for the sentiment
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Versafine Onyx Black ink