Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rainbow Garden

     Think rainbow:


For this card I used: Gina K's "Friends 'Til the End". The sentiment is from "Genevieve Giraffe". I also used Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Hillside Borders".
I thought I would share the rainbow Copics I used. I liked this combo and wanted to put it here as a reminder to myself in case I ever want a good set of rainbow colors.
R22, 24
YR02, 04
Y04, 06
G02, 05
B23, 24
B15, 17
E31 (flower tops)
YG13 (leaves)
C9 (bee's head)
B000, 00 (bee's wings) add clear Wink of Stella


Stamp TV - Colors of the Rainbow - Winner

Monday, May 23, 2016

Relax on Your Special Day

     This card can be used for retirement, Mother's Day, or a birthday. It's always a good day to relax. There are plenty of layers here and even more on the inside.
     The stamps are all from Gina K: "Sending Love", Hello Sunshine", "Frame & Flowers 1", and "Arranged with Love". The paper is from the "Floral Essentials" collection.

     The flowers are colored with Copics: B0000, B45, B41. Clear Wink of Stella was added to each flower. 

Inside of Card


Little Red Wagon - Blooming Fun - # - *
Stamp TV - 5+ Layers/Homemade Patterned Paper - *

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Up and Away Pop Up

     Here is a combination shape/pop up card.  All of the stamping is done with Theresa Momber's "Up, Up, and Away!" stamp set.

     The shape of the card was made using a Silhouette file. The embossed finish of this card stock is enhanced by sanding it to bring out the color under the surface. 
     I used Karen Burniston's pop up mechanism and hot air balloon die cuts. The map paper on the inside is from Carta Bella's "Old World Traveler" collection. The perfect birthday card for a masculine friend. 


4 Crafty Chicks - Fave Era 1900 - #5 -*
Allsorts - Happy Birthday - #58 -*
Cards and More - Masculine - #66 -  *
Craft for the Craic - Step Back in Time 1900 - #15 - 6/1
The Male Room -  Man or Boy - #40 -*
Moving Along with the Times - Man or Boy - #80 -*
Stamp TV - Cards for Men - *

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Relax and Enjoy

     I have a teacher friend that is retiring. I made this card for her. She loves to be in the pool. I've got a feeling she'll be spending a considerable amount of time there soon.
     This card is made with Gina K products - entirely. The stamp sets are: "Sending Love" and Hello Sunshine". The paper is from the "Made with Love" collection.     

     The sandals are colored with Copics: YR15 and BG45.

Inside of Card


Stamp TV - 5+ Layers/Homemade Patterned Paper - *


Monday, May 16, 2016

Gorguss Graduation

     This is what you get when you are traveling with limited crafting supplies. I did have my Copics with me. I had purchased the Gorjuss stamp set called "Hush Little Bunny" and a Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper pad from a clearance rack. Then I realized that a needed a high school graduation card for my husband's niece. I put this together at my in-laws house. I researched to find a quote and used the printer to add it to the card. She actually loved it!!!
   John Lennon  I used this Lennon quote:

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”


Inside of Card


DL Art Thankful Thursday - Graduation - #20 - *
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Something Colored - #54 -*
Penny Black & More - With Stamping - #180 -*
Stamping Sensations - Stamp as Focal Image - #241 -*

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nerdy Owl

     The bigger the glasses the nerdier this owl looks. For this card I made a 3 x 6 3/4" card with a money pocket that is 1 1/2 deep. To make the card base and to see more examples check out Karen Hightower's directions on Stamp TV. 
     For this card I started with a tag collage using Karen Burniston's "Tags Pivot Card" die set. Since some of the tags had a lot of white on them, I distressed the edges of each with the color of the pattern. The sentiment is from Gina K's "Elegant Florals 2". I stamped, fussy cut, and pop dotted this owl from Gina K's "Friends Til The End". I stamped him on the envelope as well. He is sporting Karen Burniston's glasses from "Props 1". 
Inside of Card
     For the inside of the card, I added a strip of pattern paper flush with the top of the pocket. This owl is "Poppy the Owl" -- another Karen Burniston die. The hearts you see here and there come from this die set.
     To complete: Just add money!!!


CAS on Sundays - Color Challenge - #4 -*
Challenge Up Your Life - 2 Scorelines - #3 - *
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Wings - #85 -*
Crafty Catz - Dies/Punches - #64 -*
Cute Card Thursday - More Than 1 Fold - #26 - *
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Graduation - #13 - *
Hand Stamped Sentiment - Colour Palette - #6 *
Penny Black and More - With Stamping - #170 -*
Stamp TV - Cash Card Challenge - *
Stamping Sensations - Stamp as Focal Image - #231 -*
Time Out Challenges - CASE the Colours - #41 - *

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Hello Wildflowers

     This card is the result of a "picture inspired" challenge. I was not looking forward to this. I've never done one before. When I finally sat down to work on it, it just seemed so easy. Here is the picture:

     As you can see there is plenty going on here - so many elements to choose from

     I started by lightly distressing the entire surface with Shabby Shutters. I randomly stamped various florals and leaves. The "hello" and typewriter are from my stash. I painted the sentiment with Americana Bahama Blue paint and used Peeled Paint Distress Stain on the typewriter. I added mossy green twine and blue organza ribbon to the typewriter. The ribbons are direct opposites - shabby and chic (mossy burlap and ecru lace). 
     The die cuts are Our Daily Bread Double Stitched Circles which are pop dotted to the card.  

   Stamps: Gina K - Elegant Florals 2
                               Frame & Flowers 1
                               Birds & Blossoms 1
                               Handmade Botanicals
   Ink: Distress - Shabby Shutters
          Gina K - Dusty Rose
                        Blue Lagoon
          Stampin' Up - Mossy Meadow
                                 Hello Honey

Inside of Card

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes - #43 -*
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes - #174 - *
Mod Squad - April Showers Bring May Flowers - #61 - *
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes - #17 - *
Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes - #48 -*
Stamp TV - Picture Perfect - *

Sunday, May 1, 2016

SPEC - tacular Birthday

    Here is a card with a bit of trash. I used a toilet paper roll to construct an eyeglass case. I first used a brayer to flatten the roll, then painted 3 coats of white Gesso as a primer. I don't know the name of the paper, because it is (was) a scrap. The bottom is closed using a strip of score tape. 

     The spectacles are made using a Silhouette cut file -- "Glasses New Years" by Daniela Moscone. The 2016 is removed but I thought the stars were a nice touch, so I left them. The designer paper on the glasses is "Coral Mica" by Paper Studio. I bought this ages ago (don't remember why) and finally found a use for it.
     The background is Shabby Polka Dot Background using embossing folder and Hickory Smoke distress ink.
     I die cut the letters from a Elizabeth Craft die (Alphabet 1 Caps) and stamped the sentiment on the inside using Gina K's "Massive Messages".

Inside of Card


Alphabet Challenge - Embossing Folder - #22 - *
Come and Get It Challenges - Make Embellishment - #6 - *
Stamp TV - Let's Get Trashy -*
Stamp TV - Video Inspired - *