Friday, July 21, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge:: Congrats

Heat embossing with emboss resit...what an easy, and quick technique! I have a solo post up over on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog today with this card for the latest challenge: Challenge #11: Embossing. There's still time to play, you have until July 29th and we'd really love to see your amazing projects featuring Concord & 9th products!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Challenge 11:: Embossing


There's a new Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge and it's all about creating a project showcasing embossing the amazing products available at Concord & 9th as this challenge is dedicated to the innovative stamp company and their products! You can try any embossing technique: heat embossing, dry embossing, emboss resist, etc.!


There are so many beautiful stamp sets available at Concord & 9th. I chose to work with the delicate and beautiful Wildflowers Stamp Set.

I started with a white cardstock panel where I embossed a few flower images in red and blue, and some foliage in green. I've had these colored embossing powders for years, and barely pull them out to use! I love this Wildflowers Stamp Set for this technique due to its fine, detailed images that can hold their own without coloring. I finished the card by with a black/white panel and then a heat embossed sentiment from Butterfly Beauty.


The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree. The favorite entry will be asked to guest design for a future challenge! The challenge runs until July 29th, so there is plenty of time to pull out your favorite Concord & 9th stamps and die and create an one layer project. Plus, new Concord & 9th products were released TODAY and they are fantastic!

You can find Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge on Facebook here, and their Instragram here!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hello There...From All of Us


As the resident card maker in my office, I like to have a few cards on hand that can be given to an individual from a group of people. Here's one such card, created for the Little Tangles Challenge 82: Masking.
I stamped and masked, stamped and masked, stamp and masked all three of the sweet characters from Better Together onto a white cardstock panel and then did some simple coloring with Copic Markers. The panel was then attached to a light grey card base that had an added detail of a die cut from Tiny Cuts.


I finished with a sentiment tag (although I didn't wish to cover all the sweet faces, I had an oops when masking and ended up with a boot in the face! Then and there I decided to cover it with my sentiment panel.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sending You Strength


It was a nice little cardmaking break I took to spend some time with family celebrating the 4th of July. I'm back today with a card made for the MFT Sketch Challenge 340.


I stamped You Have My Heart on a main focal circle, colored with Copics and then adhered to a kraft card base that was inked using the Radiant Rays Stencil. I then added some grass using the Grassy Hills Die-namics and finished with a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments




Friday, June 30, 2017

BRI:: Hugs to You


I've got a sweet, CAS card up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog as a guest designer, and would love for you to stop by and see the full card! I'm featuring a bunch of products from My Favorite Things... aren't these two the sweetest?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop



I was excited to sneak a moment in to create a card for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. Watching my boys' baseball games and taking care of the garden pulls me away from my crafty area more than I'd like during the summer.

For this card, I started with a pale yellow card base stamped with a coffee ring and a few flowers. I then added a focal panel that was stamped with some blooms and foliage from Super Sponsor's Lil' Inker Designs Best Blossoms Stamp Set and the coffee ring from Skipping Stones Designs Funny Coffee Vol. 1. I added a stamped and die cut coffee mug from Lil' Inker Designs Latte Love Stamps and Latte Love Die Cuts. I then added a die cut sentiment and finished with a coordinating stamped sentiment from Whoops.


I even stamped the inside! Thanks to the coordinators and design team of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, I know it is a ton of work, and hard work, and I appreciate all the fun it provides. If you are new to my blog, welcome! You can check out my other work here on my blog or on my instagram, I also have a facebook page too!





Thursday, June 22, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Kindhearted Layers


Throwing it back, ya'll, patterns, inked edges, paper flowers and the amazing Concord & 9th Kindhearted Stamp Set and Kind Card Frame Add-on Die. I have a solo post up over on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog today with this vintage, layered card for the latest challenge: Challenge #10: Layers. There's still time to play, you have until June 29th and we'd really love to see your amazing projects featuring Concord & 9th products!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MFT Camp Create:: Day 5 and Bonfire


Day 5, Glitzy Glitter, of the MFT Camp Create was a challenge for me! I kind of don't care for glitter and how it gets everywhere, but it was still fun to come up with a CAS idea using it.



I started with a white card base with the bottom corners rounded. I die cut the large word from Twice the Hugs right on the front card, and stamped the sentiment from Lots of Hugs. I used a die cut from another company (Sugar Pea Designs) with glitter paper to finish off the card.


And this is my last card for the MFT Camp Create, for the Bonfire, to dry emboss.


I dry embossed the Starry Circle Die-namic onto a white square card base, and adhered the panel to a dark purple panel and purple cardbase. I then added some Wink of Stella to the stars and silver Nuvo Drops to the dots. I finished the card with a stamped image and sentiment from Snuggle Bunnies.






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MFT Camp Create:: Days 3 and 4


It was a lot of fun to spend time creating this past weekend, and earning more badges for MFT's Camp Create. I've earned my Spectacular Shaker Badge with this card.



I started by creating my shaker with the outside perimeter of the Starry Circle Die and added some cute, cuddly critters from Snuggle Bunnies and a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments. I love the end result, such a fun birthday card, or even a congratulations card.


Day 4's card brings a fun puppy that walks across the grass for the Sensational Sliders!



For this card, I die cut some grass with the Grassy Hills Die-Namics, a fence from Frightful Fence, and clouds from Seaside Seagulls. The dog was fussy cut from Top Dog and adhered to a piece that slides out from the grass, stamped with a sentiment. It makes the dog prance across the card when you pull the piece.

I have a few more cards to showcase tomorrow, to complete all my badges, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Camp Create:: Days 1 and 2


I had some free time on Sunday where there were no baseball games and no pressing gardening chores, so I spent the morning working on some cards for the MFT Camp Create. This first card earns me the Wonderful Watercolor Badge.



I created the rainbow galaxy background following the advice from Stephanie from MFT and teamed it up with the cute Space Explorer stamp set.


This next masculine card is for the second day of camp, Remarkable Resist.



I started by white heat embossing the cacti images from Llama Love onto watercolor paper and then did a watercolor was of greens and browns. I then splattered the background with some dark green, added a colored, die cut llama and funny/punny sentiment.