Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry and Bright

This is most definitely "Merry and Bright!" Used some holly accents from Essentials by Ellen "Merry and Bright" by Julie Ebersole on this Clean and Simple design. Loved the "Merry and Bright" stamp by Hero Arts for the Minc foiled sentiment on my card here:

Used the "Minc Pen" by Heidi Swapp to "ink" up my Hero Arts stamp going direct to rubber and then stamping it on white 80 pound card stock. Used gold foil through my Minc (mini) machine to glam up the sentiment. Thinking the "Lucky Clover" distress ink gives it a fun look. The "Shape and Tape strip on the edge pulls that vintage fling together!   

Hope your weekend is "Merry and Bright!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wishing you JOY - Reverse Confetti

These Winter Words dies from Reverse Confetti are wonderful! I love the nice thick scripty style and when you "MINC" them up, they are glamorous! Every month there is a new sketch to try over at Reverse Confetti. My take on the current sketch here:

The foil reflects off the light and is a bit difficult to catch the intensity of the shine in the photo but, I die cut my Winter Words "JOY" and ran it through my Minc machine to foil it up in gold. Also used the same process with the Holly Confetti Cuts.  The background pieces are die cut from the Straight Stripes Confetti Cuts and my little flag accent is from a Doodlebug Design 6x6 pad.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with much JOY!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Elegant Christmas

Hero Arts "Coloring Layering Christmas Tree" is perfect for a classic and elegant look. Match that with techniques from both Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire for a perfect look!

This week Kristina Werner and Julie Ebersole are teaming up with many guest artists for inspiring ideas and fun techniques with Online Card Classes Holiday Style.  

Day 3 features classic and elegant styles with many different and beautiful designs. The one Kristina did was the inspiration for my card. Jennifer McGuire recently shared a video tutorial how she used the Hero Arts Layered Tree using Ombre Inks. I combined that style with the inspiration from Kristina for this look here:


Platinum embossing powder for the glitz and glam on the card edges, sentiment and the layer of "snow" on the tree.  Distress inks for ink blending around the border and Hero Arts Ombre ink in "Pool" for the tree.  

Not usually my "go to" style however, it was exactly the "look" I was hoping for for the Classic and Elegant Holiday Style!  

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Inspired by...

My SOCKS! I purchased these fun socks a year ago when my favorite local boutique "HER TERN" had a Hansel by Basel sock event. I've had a sock crush ever since. (Note: one good thing about winter.)

Here they are: 

See? Aren't they the cutest? So I looked at them all last winter and thought, I need to make a card. Inspiration can come from anywhere, right?  So I finally did! Because, it's cold and I'm wearing socks again.  So Lawn Fawn penguins to the rescue! 

Love this Toboggan Together set by Lawn Fawn! The heart was one I had stamped for a previous project and was on my desk, so not from this set. 
 I loved the gray card stock and my NEW "LITTLEB" Washi from EllenHutson LLC.  The festive red stripe on the washi is metallic! 

So, the socks nailed it!  What inspires you?  

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wishing you...PEACE

Reverse Confetti Cuts "Winter Words" for my card today. Love using a soft color scheme for a wintery card and the "peace" Confetti die cut is the perfect sentiment! 

The Wreath Confetti Cuts is die cut in two different colors for dimension and off set just slightly. 

The backdrop for my card is the "English Wall" stencil from a recent My Favorite Things release. The inspiration for my card was one seen on this blog from Barbara Anders "Paper Pursuits"  I loved Barbara's soft color scheme and the English Brick stencil she used from a recent release from My Favorite Things.

Eclectic sequins from my stash and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter as accents.   

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

You're a Friend Like No One ELF!

What a cute FRIEND! MFTStamps released this adorable ELF set along with many other fun seasonal images and products! Did not even BOTHER trying to resist them, I just filled my online shopping cart and closed my eyes! Teamed the little elf up with the Tag Builder Blueprints 4 set for a fun "Shaker" style card.  

I like to use an acrylic block as a pallet and for watercoloring my elf I used some watercolors that I had already sitting on my block. Who knows what colors they were! Waste not, want not! The sequins are my own mix of what I had in my stash, some Taylored Expressions, some Pretty Pink Posh, and a splash of some sequins from Little Things from Lucy's cards.  

Thank you for stopping by!  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Jolly Holiday Wishes - Reverse Confetti

Yesterday was a happy mail day! One of the packages in my mailbox was from Reverse Confetti! Lots of fun goodies from their brand new release.  I love this Jolly Holiday set that also has matching "Confetti Cuts" dies.  So I grabbed the Reindeer from that set and got to work.

The set includes a fun Santa and his bag of toys, some flakes and some very sweet sentiments.  It's a versatile set for tags, cards and scrapbooking happy winter memories!   I colored my "deer" with Copics and distressed my snow drifts and gave them a little Stickles sparkle.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and decorative background paper from BasicGrey. More from my Reverse Confetti happy mail in the next few weeks, I'm sure!