Thursday, April 19, 2018

CDD April Release Recap 3


Actually, maybe the CDD April Twinkle, Twinkle set is my favorite of the bunch. So hard to choose!  Here I've done a Brushos background for the planet and used the silver mirror board circle leftover from this card for the moon as well as a sprinkling of the leftover stars. Talk about stretching my dies!

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Twinkle, Twinkle, Star and Moon Dies, Shake It Up Dies, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Brushos, Copics, Copic Opaque White






Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CDD April Release Recap 2


Go on, girl!  Shake that hair!  I love the stars and confetti flying from the CDD April High Heels girl's hair dryer. So so cute! I've used gold embossing paste on the stencil but found it impossible to take a picture that showcases the gold. Trust me. It's lovely and ever so blingy!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas High Heels, Star Galaxy Stencil, Shimmer Sequins, Bubblegum Sequins, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CDD April Release Recap


Another inspiration card for you for the CDD April release. Look for Stars is my favorite stamp set this round.  How about you?

I first sponged the Cloudy Sky Stencil using Distress Oxides then layered the town and tree layers for visual depth. I love it when the moon is so full it's like you're standing on it so I kept that in mind. That little napping bear is sooooooo cute. The whole card is soothing to me and makes me ready for my own nap!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Look for Stars, Cloudy Sky Stencil, Play Time (sentiment), Fall Border Dies, Scenery Dies, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics









Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cards in Envy Birthday



We can never have enough birthday cards on hand so I was so happy that our Cards in Envy challenge this time is all about the birthdays! I just want to squeeze that chubby whatever-it-is death.  Bear? Cat? The legendary catbear?

The Details:  Brutus Monroe Birthday Bear, Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, MFT Black and White Stripes 6x6 paper, Zigs, Stamplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies

Naughty or Nice #50 - Anything Goes Reminder


My nice card for the very last Naughty or Nice Challenge #50 Anything Goes. Help us celebrate a great run by joining along!

This one is really simply done with a diecut that I colored with Copics on top of that fab embossed background.  I love how distressed it is (duh, Tim Holtz). The hummingbird is also colored with Copics.  I embossed the sentiment white on black for some oomph and balance to the card. The hubs says this is a card he would pick at a card shop--yes, he is old. LOL

The Details:  Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks, MFT Bitty Bears (sentiment), Memory Box English Rose Bouquet, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Versamark, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Friday, April 13, 2018

CDD April Release Day 5

 

We're on the last day of the CDD April release which is sad but also great because the products are available today in the shop.  Woo hoo! Here I've done something a bit different by leaving the cutie from High Heels uncolored so that she really pops against that bold background. I inked her up in VersaFine Onyx Black to make the lines a really bold black. The sentiment is the new Hello Beautiful Dies stacked to create a shadow.  I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the sentiment as well as to the dots on the flowers for some shiny interest.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I'm Crushing Your Head


I couldn't resist creating a snarky card using my new MFT Rain or Shine set along with some classics.  Any Kids in the Hall fans out there?  "I'm crushing your head!"  LOL. My current plan is to use this as a graduation card at the end of the summer when one of our students will be graduating.

This is a better example of how I created the cloud background with the base layer of a blue Distress Oxide then using the cloud stencil with more Oxide blues. I love the effect. I used the Spring Scene Builder dies because they're scaled smaller than the girl so she looks Gullivarian compared to the trees and road. That poor little Lilliputian.  LOL

While I'm at it, don't forget about the current Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #107 Umbrella challenge.  As always, snark is optional!

I'm entering this in Time Out #107 Spring without One Layer Twist, Addicted to Stamps and More #287 Make Your Mark, Watercooler Wednesday #165 All About Occasions

The Details:  MFT Rain or Shine, Soda Pop, Mini Cloud Stencil and Spring Scene Builder dies, Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti, Lawn Fawn Spring Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Distress Oxides

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CDD April Release Day 3


We're mid-way through the CDD April Release and I'm loving every minute of it!  Remember how I talked about the versatility of the Star and Moon die the other day? This time I cut out the entire die so the cute bunny could swing from it. O. M. G. So cute!  The background uses the new Cloudy Sky stencil and Distress Oxide.  I love the combo of pink and gray, even using gray for the sentiment.

I just realized this totally works for the CDD April Mood Board Challenge too!  Join our Gallery or tag #cddmonthly to play along!


The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Look for Stars, Twinkle Twinkle (sentiment), Star and Moon Die, and Cloudy Sky stencil, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Morning Mist, Recollections Silver Mirror Board, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics

Monday, April 9, 2018

CDD April Release Day 1


I'm over on the Craftin Desert Divas blog today sharing a card for the April Social Media Moodboard Challenge (join our Gallery or tag #cddmonthly to play along) using the upcoming release goodies, Twinkle Twinkle, Star and Moon Die, and the Star Galaxy Stencil


The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Twinkle Twinkle, Star and Moon Die, Star Galaxy Stencil, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Recollections Silver Mirror Board, Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Brighter Days


Took a moment to play with my new goodies today!

To create the clouds I first masked the card base then brushed on a base layer of Distress Oxide Salty Ocean. Then I stenciled the clouds by using Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans before spattering with a touch of water.  Once that was dry, I stenciled the sun rays.

I wanted lots of yellow so decided to paper-piece the umbrella with a fun dotty paper; I did create some shading with Copics on it. Next I colored up rest of the image along with a couple of adorable ducks. Soooo cute! I added a diecut strip of grass but left it white for simplicity.

I'm entering this in MFT Sketch #379, Inkspirational 158 Rain, Addicted to Stamps and More #286 Anything Goes


The Details:  MFT Rain or Shine, Puddle Jumper, Mini Cloud Stencil, and Radiating Rays, Distress Oxides, Doodlebug Springtime 6x6 Paper, Copics, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die

Saturday, April 7, 2018

SOSS #107 - U is for Umbrella


Time for the new the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #107 - Umbrella! Again, your card doesn't have to be snarky but it must feature an umbrella which is perfect for this time of year up in these parts. Actually it's pretty much needed year-round in the PNW!



I have been wanting to use this umbrella stencil for ages and the sentiment for even longer. I brushed various Distress Oxides to create a rainbow then spattered it with water.  While that was drying I colored up the Brutus Monroe Be Unique Bunny which I adore. The cut the ME cloud then stamped the R and Co sentiment before trimming it down to suit. A few more raindrop sequin sprinkles and done!

I’m entering this in Inkspirational #158 Rain Photo, Addicted to Stamps and More #286 Anything Goes, Tuesday Throwdown #386 Rainbow Colors


The Details:  Brutus Monroe Be Unique, Riley and Co sentiment, Distress Oxides, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Dies, Copics, Stampendous Dreamweaver Lynell Harlow Brass Stencil, Ranger Glossy Accents and Multi Medium Matte

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sudsational Twofer

I've made two cards using new stuffs--woo hoo!  I love these bubble bunnies (bubble butt, bubble but, something something something--LOL).  Each features a sponged Distress Oxide background, easily one of my favorite ways to create a focal point, and a frame. I flipped the PPP frame die for each and played around with bunny placement.  The second card is my favorite. Soooo cute!


I'm entering this in AAA Cards #112 Favorite Technique, Mod Squad Simply CleanAddicted to Stamps and More #286 Anything Goes


I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Birthday, SIP #144 BirthdayWatercooler Wednesday #164 Feminine Anything Goes




The Details:  MFT Bubble Over the Joy, Pretty Pink Posh Mini Storybook 1 and Clear Sequins, Distress Oxide Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

With Sympathy


I've had a need for sympathy cards at the office recently and had run out so worked up this one last night when a coworkers grandmother passed away, expectedly but not.

I CASEd myself. I'm glad I had that post to refer back to.  Getting the sun and sky to my satisfaction took some reminders about soft sponging.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, The Male Room #82 Watercolors

The Details:  Sheena Sheltering Tree, Stampin' Up Wonderland and Rose Wonder, Inkadinkado Little Pine Trees, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxides and Inks

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cards in Envy Get Negative!


Another Cards in Envy Challenge for you--let's get negative!  That is, use the negative space created by a diecut.  For my card I used a circle die to create an aperture behind the basket for a shaker. Super easy and fun! I love that the shaker circle complements the circles found in the flowers. My sense of symmetry is complete.  Ohmmmmmmm.

The Details:  MFT Bitty Bears (sentiment) and Pierced Circle Die, Craftin Desert Divas Flower Border Die, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio, Doodlebug Designs Black/White Washi, Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter Mix, Recollections Tiny Heart Sequins, Darcie Cloud Embossing Folder, Marianne Designs Bicycle Die, Savvy Grass Die

Naughty or Nice #50 - Anything Goes


Lordy lord, I am so feeling this today but at least it's not quite yet Monday! I do hope you'll join in the current and, unfortunately, last Naughty or Nice Challenge #50 Anything Goes where you can choose any of the past challenges to be inspired by. I've enjoyed playing along with this challenge myself and am so happy I was able to guest design.  Thanks again, ladies!

The Details: Tim Holtz Hipster, Brutus Monroe Witch, Please, Hero Arts Cloud and Raindrop Fancy Die, Doodlebug Lily White Glitter, Scor-Tape, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Zigs, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Clear Droplets, Ranger Glossy Accents

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mini Joy


I am finally using the minis from one of my fav holiday sets last year!  They're so cute, aren't they?  The background is done with Distress Oxides, spattered with water, then spattered with Copic Opaque White.  Lots of great depth to it.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesday #163 All About Christmas

The Details:  Pretty Pink Posh Joy Shaker Die, Mama Elephant Me and My  Yeti, Yeti Sentiments, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron, Copic Opaque White, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sparkle On

A very fun surprise from a friend this weekend. Love the new stamp set so much I've already made two cards and a make n take!




The Details:  Love Cynthia Sparkle On, Darling!, Craftin Desert Divas Bright Horizons Stencil, Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Dies, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 Paper, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black


The Details:  Love Cynthia Sparkle On, Darling!, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, MFT Large Cloud Stencil, Simon Says Stamp Big Hugs Die, Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Glitter, Scor-Tape, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, March 26, 2018

CDD March Mood Board 2


I'm over on the Craftin Desert Divas blog today sharing one of my favorite Distress Oxide combos as well as tips on how I made this cutie!

You'll find that the CDD March Moodboard utilizes some of the colors I used in my card. I was also inspired by the letters and cake stand. I hope you have a chance to play along (#cddmonthly or https://www.facebook.com/events/2065925523645867/)


The Details:  CDD Yeti to Party, Stitched Alphabet Dies, Hearts Galore Stencil, Distress OxideMemento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

http://craftindesertdivas.com/yeti-to-party/?aff=79

http://craftindesertdivas.com/stitched-alphabet-dies/?aff=79

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Fairy Sweet


A simpler card using the fairies that I will also have as a make n take next weekend.  These fairies are killing me with cuteness!

I'm entering this in Addicted to Stamps and More #284 CAS

The Details: The Greeting Farm Fairy Happy, Avery Elle Pixie Dust (sentiment), SImon Says Circle of Leaves die, Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Rasperry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Impress Sequin Flower Kit, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Gmund Savanna Limba Coverstock

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #106 - N is for Need Coffee


Time for SOSS #106 N is for Need Coffee! This sort of subtle snark on my card is my absolute favorite. Viagra. "Coffee" spatters. Suggestive sentiment. BUT, the sentiment on the inside? Even better: "Hope you perk up soon."  LMAO.


The Details: Altenew Coffee Talk, Stamplorations After Coffee, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Copic 0.3 Multiliner

Friday, March 23, 2018

Fairy Happy


I've had this box card in mind since I saw the latest Greeting Farm release which arrived in the mail yesterday. Those fairies!  They are really tiny--like a quarter--and are adorable. But tiny as they are, I did use my thickest 100# coverstock to diecut the greenery. Some of those stems are so delicate they collapsed when I tried my usual 80#. Argh. The pic doesn't do the stenciled cloud background on the back panel justice. It's the perfect backdrop.


I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Floral Frenzy, Mod Squad Ready for Spring

The Details: The Greeting Farm Fairy Happy, Craftin Desert Divas Box Card die, Outdoor Landscape 2 die and Flower Border die, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring 6x6 Paper, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Memory Box Floral and Greenery dies, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Small Cloud Border stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hellllllllo


I got some new goodies the other day so had to play a bit. Our hobby is such a great way to unwind, isn't it? I think when I have the girls do this for a make n take in a couple of weeks, I'll leave off the initial masking and just have them cloud the whole background.

  1. Mask the card base and sponge clouds
  2. Color and cut out the images
  3. I used a swatch of denim and Copic 0 to create the mountain texture)
  4. Diecut the cityscape
  5. Stamp and mask the sentiment

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Yeti to Party, Simon Says From the Rooftops, Impress Seattle Skyline die, MFT Mini Cloud stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter 2018 Cards

I got off my butt and made Easter cards for some of my greats. It is odd to think that due to the age difference between my older siblings and me, I might actually meet my great great great nieces and nephews. Here's to a long, healthy life!


I'm entering this in Make My Monday #67 Easter Fun and Moving Along with the Times #67 Easter


I'm entering this in  Simon Says Wednesday Easter Inspired


I'm entering this in Just Add Ink #400 Inspiration


The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Jellybean KissesStitched In Circle DiesFlag Banner Dies, and Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Ranger Distress OxideRanger Multi Medium MatteMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx Black, mystery designer paper, Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 Paper (second card), Gina Marie Designs Argyle die, Lawn Fawn Portrait Stitched Cloud die, Copics