Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Punch Today

How could I resist getting this set with its kick-ass unis?  Gah!  So cute!  I masked the background and overlapped colors for a spotlight effect.  I then spattered with water before stamping the unicorn.

The Details:  AALL and Create Rocking Corns, Hero Arts to Seize or Not to Seize, Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Saturday, July 28, 2018

SOSS #115 - J is for Junk

Oh, man, our challenge this fortnight at the Sisterhood is J is for Junk.

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I have to admit I struggled with it so.  There are so many things you can upcycle and recycle I was overwhelmed until I saw a piece of acetate on my desk.  I rescued a box of old school transparencies from a place I used to work and now use it for getting inky, shakers, and now as water!
I used the fat tip of my Copics to create the water then die cut the waves.  The inked side goes toward the card because it is possible to rub the ink off. I love that the water is shiny and transparent so you can see the scene without a lot of layers.

Oh, to all you fellow IBS-ers out there, this card is for us!

I'm entering this in TIME OUT #114 Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration

The Details:  Picket Fence A Dose of Vitamin Sea, Love Cynthia Happy Girls Gone Bad, MFT Ocean Waves, Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, Ranger Glossy Accents, Copics

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Plaid Ice Cream

Another quick and easy make 'n' take. I don't often use purple but I think I should change that. Love that heart journal card. I also love that the gals who make this can tailor it to their own style a bit by changing the journal card color, the plaid and the position of the cones.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Lawn Fawn I Scream You Scream and Perfectly Plaid 6x6 Paper, SugarPea Designs Notched Heart Journal Card, MFT Chill Wishes, Distress Oxide, Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Topflight - Katzelkraft

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today with a yummy CAS card. Do check it out!

The Details:  Katzelkraft Tea TimeKatzelkraft Carpe Diem, CZ Design Simple Sentiments 1, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black and Love Letter, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

I Eely Like You

This card is such an easy, cute and fun one!  The coral is part of the die cut so it looks fussy but so isn't. I sponged the card base with a couple shades of Distress Oxide then adhered it after coloring the coral a bright red. Isn't that eel cute peeking out from behind? Who knew they could be made cute? I always think of moray eels which are, if anything, so ugly they're cute. LOL.

I'm entering this in Tuesday Throwdown #402 Heatwave (Use Hot Colors), The Paper Players #402 CAS Using Negative Space, Simon Says Wednesday Use a Die or Punch

The Details:  Lawn Fawn You Are Sublime, Memory Box Underwater Collage, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Underwater, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Monday, July 23, 2018

Sweet Treats

I made a couple of really easy peasy cards this weekend, starting with the one below then an even simpler one for the girls to do as a make 'n' take. I may hate pie (crust is eww) but I love this set!

I'm entering this in House of Cards Popsicle, Food or Colors

The Details:  Hero Arts You're Sweet as Pie, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

The Details:  Hero Arts You're Sweet as Pie, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black and Love Letter, Versamark, Ranger Fine White Embossing Powder

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Positive Vibes

Crazy fun weekend with lots of crafting. Woo hoo!

This card was super easy--just a bit of coloring with Copics. I did fussy cut and raise the llama's head because I had intended to make it a Wobble then changed my mind. He's just so cute as is!

I'm entering this in AAA CAS #120 Rainbow, Simon Says Wednesday Use a Die or Punch

The Details:  Aall and Create Positive Vibes, Doodlebug Grass Washi, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hey, Darlin'

I just received this adorable cowboy set from Doodlebugs!  It was hot as Hades when I was making it but all that literal elbow sweat was worth it!

I started by sponging scrap cardstock with Distress Ink and Oxide Vintage Photo which I spattered with water and die cut. While that was drying I sponged the card base with clouds then colored up the figures. I used denim spritzed with Copic 0 to create the texture on his chaps--love that weathered look. From there I assembled the card, stamping the sentiment last. It's just too cute!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Use a Die or Punch, Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More #301 Anything Goes

The Details:  MFT Saddle Up and Celebrate, Mini Cloud Stencil, Spring Scene Builder and Gingham Galore 6x6 Paper, Craftin Desert Divas Desert Border, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Salty Ocean, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Greatest Adventure

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today with a simple and colorful steampunk card. Do check it out!

The Details:  Carabelle Studio The BirdsVisible Image Destination Unknown, TCW stencils, Distress Oxides, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine Black embossing powder

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cards in Envy On the Beach

Time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge!  This time we'd like to see anything related to the beach. Man, I wish I were on one. Heck, even near a nice one would do me. LOL.

For my cards I watercolored the background quickly with Zig markers.  While that was drying, I created a sandy white beach and colored up the other elements of the scene. I really love the look of the palm tree. The coconuts are enamel dots colored with Copics.

The Details: MFT Mermazing, Yvonne Creations Palm Tree, Memory Box Marina Sailboats and Cheerful Crabs, Copics, Zigs, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Doodlebug Design Enamel Dots

Weekend Challenges

I played along with some challenges this weekend. Fun!  This is my personal favorite of the three. I'm entering this one in Simon Says Wednesday Fun in the Sun and Just Add Ink #417 Just Add T.

The Details:  MFT Polynesian Paradise, Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves, Distress Oxide Twisted Citron, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

I'm entering this one in CAS(e) This Sketch #280.

The Details:  MFT Bubbled Over with Joy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

This one I'm entering in Lawn Fawn #32 Color Inspiration.

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

Saturday, July 14, 2018

SOSS #114 - C is for Coloring

Time for a more-or-less anything goes challenge with SOSS #114 coloring! Come join in the fun!

I used no line coloring and am quite pleased with how my card came out, particularly his face although his teeth turned out a bit caveman. And oh my effing god, I can so relate to him. I imagine a lot of you can too. I can just hear that damn yammering bird going on and on while the lion sits calmly (for a lion--let's give him some credit). Of course, we cat lovers know his tail is doing the slow whip and that bird doesn't have much longer in this world.  LOL.

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The Details:  Katzelkraft Jungle Animals, Ranger Dylusions People . . . Not a Fan, MFT Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black and Toffee Crunch, Copics (primarily E30-9, E27, YR24, YR27, YG13, YG17, YG67)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Pop Art Happy Birthday

I showed this card to a coworker who saw the profile of a bird rather than a tilted face.  How about you?  And while you're at it, why don't you tell me about your mother.

The Details:  Stampers Anonymous Classics #5, Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy, Memento Dandelion, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue and Love Letter, Versafine Onyx Black, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Love Cynthia Bookmarks

I received a request to make some bookmarks.  I personally have switched to e-books for the sake of convenience but I do remember paper fondly. :)

The Details:  Love Cynthia Find a Reason to Smile and Donut Worry, MFT Mini Cloud Edges, Distress Oxides, Copics, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Glaze, Strathmore 140lb Mixed Media Paper

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Topflight - Christmas in July

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps Blog today with a fun Christmas card!

The Details:  PaperArtsy JOFY 57, MFT Black and White Stripe 6x6 Paper, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder, Copics

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

May All Your Wishes

I played with one of my birthday presents yesterday.  Love this set so.  I remember doing this when I was a kid and rubbing the dandelion flowers beneath our chins and if it left yellow it meant something or another.  Fun times!

I started by sponging cardstock in green then using the LF grassy hillsides dies to cut them out.  For the back hill, I used the negative of the die to sponge grass directly on the card base for added depth. I then colored the sky with my Copic air brush and B00. I set that aside as the water spatters dried. I next used by Scan N Cut to fussy cut the animals, coloring them with Copics.  Turned out so cute!

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday without optional sequin topping

The Details:  Mama Elephant Dandelion Wishes, Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides, Distress Oxides, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Fine White Embossing Powder, Versamark

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sweet as Ice Cream

A little thank you card using some new goodies. Of course, now little ol' lactose-intolerant me craves ice cream. Plus it's summer. Yum!

The Details:  Waffle Flower Sweet Ice Cream, Lawn Fawn I Scream, You Scream and Dotty Coverplate, Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves stencil, Distress Oxides, Copics, PTI Banner Die, Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina Marie Scalloped Rectangle die, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Topflight - Tickled Pink

I'm over at Topflight Stamps today with my first post as a DT member.  I'm so tickled pink to have joined the team!

The Details: Katzelkraft Farm Animals, Hello Bluebird Farmyard Little Bits (sentiment), Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Inkadinkado Masking Paper

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tropical Popsicles

I was inspired by the reports of the heatwave elsewhere to make this card. I'm still wearing a coat here in the PNW so it's a bit hard to relate.  Give us another few weeks then we'll be right there with you.

I'm using up a Distress Oxide background I had created a while back and assume I used at some point because there was a piece cut out although I don't recall what became of it. I used a wet wipe and the NN Stencil to create the bleached leaves.  Pretty cool.  Heh heh.  I made a punny.

I'm entering this in Make My Monday #74 Ice Cream, CAS(E) this Sketch! #278, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Lawn Fawn I Scream, You Scream; MFT Down Slope, Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves stencil, Sizzix embossing folder, Distress Oxides

Monday, July 2, 2018

Good Days Start with Coffee

Oh, my goodness. I almost missed entering this in Mod Squad Coffee, Tea and Summer! Whew! 

I'm also entering this in Cute Card Thursday CAS and Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Love Cynthia Coffee Addict, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders, Doodlebug Design Cream and Sugar 6x6 Paper, Copics, Ranger Glossy Accents, AMuse Studio Polka Dot Cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Cards in Envy Twinkle Little Stars

Time for the latest Cards in Envy Challenge which is all about stars!

I hadn't intended to go USA patriotic with my card since I am so NOT all about that but ant at a picnic, July, summer--it all just came together that way.

I started by diecuting the base panel with a Hero Arts star cover plate--I cut another panel and taped the stars from behind for the sentiment to be stamped on.  Beneath I added red gingham (picnic!) and use other coordinating papers and washi to create a focal point for the Let's Do Lunch to try to abscond with the world's smallest apples.  Or the world's largest ant!

The Details:  CDD Let's Do Lunch, Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies and Stitched In Circle Dies, Doodlebug Design Patriotic Picnic 6x6 Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Hero Arts Cover Plate

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Puffer Fish Birthday

I love love love puffer fish.  They're so creepy cute!  I masked and created a cluster of puffer balloons being hauled along by another puffer. The googly eyes are like icing on the cake. Mmm . . . icing.

I'm entering this in The Paper Players #400 Celebration, Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

The Details:  Hero Arts I'm a Puffer for You, Craftin Desert Divas Ocean Borders, stencil made on my Cameo ages ago, Distress Oxides, Darice Googly Eyes, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics and Multiliner 0.3, Ranger Glossy Accents