Monday, March 21, 2016

Day 6, Smoosh Resist

Haha!  Love the title for this day's class in Altenew Academy!  I really think I set a personal record for how quickly this card came together!

I used the same Distress Ink colors that Laura Basson did in the lesson.  I used the gorgeous flower from Altenew"s Beautiful Day.  The sentiment is from that set too.  The clear dew drops (that's what I call them :) are from Pretty Pink Posh  and are officially called droplets.

This was really fun to make and I thought it turned out pretty good.  My test is always "would I send it to someone".  LOL!

Thanks for taking a look!

Day 2, Generation Stamping

I've enjoyed Altenew's Altenew Academy, Clean, Simple and Colorful Techniques in spite of having forgotten about it until yesterday.  (Wish there had been an email reminder.)  But it is a fantastic class!  How could you not like it with the fabulous, enjoyable, and talented Laura Bassen teaching us these fun techniques.

For Day 2 I needed a geometric shaped stamp.  Well, seriously, the only thing close was from a stamp set by Sunny Studio called Birthday Smiles.  I actually used the ice cream cone stamp for my generation stamping.  I highlighted one of the stamps by finishing it with the layering stamp for the cone.  My biggest hurdle was finding inks to do the generation stamping with.  I really don't have a lot of quality dye inks.  I know there are some fabulous ones out there---but how to choose?!!

Anyway, here's the card with some Wink of Stella and a few sequins added.  I really like it when I'm reminded to look at my stamps differently!   Thanks for looking :)

I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "food and drink".

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tweet Friends Thank You card

I've made a thank you card with two of my most favorite stamps by My Favorite Things called Beautiful Blooms and Tweet Friends and their coordinating Die-namics by the same names.  I also used the perfect handwritten sentiment from Joy Clair from the Thank You for Everything stamp set.  The checked tablecloth was made with a cute gingham stamp from Lawn Fawn called Gingham Backdrops.

I inked a bit of a background yellow with Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade.

I just love how this card turned out.  It was quite the challenge to get all of the flowers and stems that I stamped situated just right! :)

I'm entering this into Joy Clair's Monthly Challenge for March titled Spring.   I think this card fits the bill with all of the soft spring colors!

  Thanks so much for taking a look & for any comments you would like to leave!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lasting Hearts Card Drive cards

I wish I'd had more time to make more cards for this awesome card drive.  I first read about it on Jennifer McGuire's blog post here.  She is one amazing, talented, and very caring blogger and designer.

Here are the cards I made.  Thanks for taking a look!

Altenew Beautiful Day stamps (card inspired by May Sukyong Park, click HERE for blog post.)
I used Spellbinders Die D-Lites called Flower Surprise along with some patterned paper in my stash.  The embossing folder is We R Memory Keepers.
Left:  Mondo Hydrangea by Julie for Ellen Hutson w/JustRite Three In a Row die; right:Altenew Beautiful Day stamps colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers

This is a piece I watercolored in the Online Card Classes for Card Makers Intermediate Techniques.  Was glad to find a way to use it for a card.