Sunday, January 18, 2015

SIT. STAY. HEAL.- My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things exploded with excitement starting the New Year off with an announcement that Susan Opel would be filling the Creative Ambassador position, a wonderful launch of new products and now a fun Sketch Challenge here:

Sketch challenges are fun and usually can be followed exactly or interpreted loosely, depending on your creative inspiration.  I got things going with a MFT "Raindrops Stencil" for my background, using Distress Inks I colored up the raindrops and covered them with translucent embossing paste for the glossy raindrop, 3D look.  Added a MFT die, "Flat Bottom Clouds." The image of the adorable little girl and her pup is from the You Have My Heart set (BB-11) which is perfect for Valentines and dog lovers! Sentiment is white embossed on 40lb vellum.  Glitter paper from Cosmo Cricket finishes the card with sparkly gold borders.

Participation in My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge gives you a chance towards a gift certificate at the MFT store so go make a card!

Happy Sunday!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bee Mine!

Another Valentine card! This one has a little "action" wobbler under the beehive.  Just love me a good beehive!  This one from Pink Ink Stamp Company is called "Honey Pot." It plays so nicely with Lawn Fawn's bee and the sentiment from their "Bee Mine" set.

I love using action wobblers.  One fits nearly perfect under the beehive (I did a little trimming) and it's wobble is sooo cute!

And now a shot of it standing still and not wobbling :)

I popped up the little Lawn Fawn bee's with some Kool tak clear foam adhesive.

I'll be back with another fun Valentine card!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Whale You Be Mine? Whale?

Valentine momentum gathering speed with Lawn Fawn's "Whale You Be Mine?" images.  Shaker cards were very popular some time ago and recently have had some reappearing! Used some pretty Seaglass paper from Simon Says Stamp along with sparkly sequins from their "Crystal Reflections" and "Moonshine" collections.  Fun foam available at Simon Says Stamp and other suppliers makes it super simple to put together a Shaker card!  Lots of easy, video tutorials out there.

On the inside, I repeated the sentiment, "Whale?" Super fast and easy card that will make your Valentine smile!

Shake it up!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Another year goes down in history, 2015 is brand spanking new, and Alaskan's are thankful for more sunlight each day!  It was a very busy Christmas holiday season with our youngest graduating from TCU's Nursing Program and then off to Austin to celebrate with our whole family!

One of the gifts I opened was this cute little HERO ARTS wood mounted stamp (D5302)" Heart Owls." I wanted to start off the New Year using as many different companies products as I could on a card and still have it look relatively simple. I'm thankful for so many different products available that help card artists and crafters expand our expression!

 I used Bazzil Taffy card stock which is embossed with the Sizzix "Dots" embossing folder. I then used the Simon Says Stamp "Circle on a Line #111301 die for the cutout; repeating the cutout again adding some definition and color.  Memory Box "Twigs & Berries" die provided a nice branch so my Owls weren't just hanging in mid-air. Lawn Fawn for the cloud die, (cut from my favorite decorative 6 x 6 pad) and the sentiment from a new Mama Elephant set "Purrfect Pair." Sentiment is on 40 lb vellum, inked with Versamark with Hero Arts white embossing powder set off by a heart punched from EK Success heart punch.  Owls colored with Copic markers.  Remembering to count Copic Markers as a company, I think I counted nine different companies (manufacturers) for my card!

So grateful for a community of crafters that encourage each other and for companies that make fun things for us to "play" with!

MORE CARDS in 2015!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Love

Christmas mice with a sweet little Lawn Fawn "Love" greeting.  A quick and easy Christmas card, where the Impression Obsession images are stamped on white card stock, die cut using Lawn Fawn's Journal card, and images colored in with Copics.  A Lawn Fawn snowflake image added to the background. Looking for a final touch and seeing a random, glittered snowflake on my desk, I grabbed that, tied it up with a little twine and ready for mailing!

Perfect for a little Christmas card or Anniversary or just because!  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Blog Hop Thanks!

Change is a bittersweet thing. With it comes all the sweet memories that are because, it was. Happy to be part of an enormous group of people saying good bye to a magazine that has been tops in inspiration for Paper Crafter's around the world. I was a fan of the paper version although enjoyed my digital copy as well.  But, more important than any inspiration, new product features, or any super creative card or project were the people that made it all come together.

People that I may never meet in real life who made me smile, laugh out loud or inspired me in a special way to create something I may have never thought of without their inspiration.  So for you.

A simple "thanks."

Keep Hopping:  Hop to "Sooner Rather than Later" - Miriam Prantner 
You hopped here from: "dkcardcreations" - Darnell J Knauss

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Have a Sweet Christmas - Clearly Besotted

Hoping you enjoy a sweet Christmas!  This seasonal greeting from Clearly Besotted Stamps and my first set of their collections.  This one from their "Naughty or Nice" set.  I love the quick and easy solid cottage that is my focal point on my card here:

Using Hero Arts "Soft Sand" I inked up my cottage, masked it with Inkadinkado Stamp Masking Paper and filled in a sky and grass background with Distress Inks.  MFT Pierced Circle Stax is used for the circular cutout in paper from Doodlebug, Santa Express papers.  The Clearly Besotted tree image is stamped in Hero Arts "Forever Green, along with part of the sentiment which is finished off in Hero Arts "Red Royal." All makes for a quick and easy fun Holiday card!