Friday, February 23, 2018

Two Challenges for Waterfront

Tonight's card features the Stampin' Up!'s "Waterfront" stamp set. And although over at Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #138 they asked us to use our favorite set, and this is the first time I'm using this, I know that it's going to be a favorite! I love the versatility of it. It can be a beach or mountain scene, and it's perfect for a guy card too.

My inspiration for the layout came from Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #283.

In addition to that stamp set, my supply list is:

Memento Summer Sky Ink
Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Memento Desert Sand Ink
Memento Dandelion Ink
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder Ink
Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Ink
Patterned Papers from Jen Hadfield and Peebles

Thanks to both of these great challenges for the inspiration, and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My "Kinda Eclectic" Dotty Background

Tonight's card was made especially for two challenges: Retro Rubber's  Challenge 80: "We're Dotty for You" and Simon Says Stamp's "Make Your Own Background."

Here's my supply list:

Stampin' Up!'s "Kinda Eclectic" Stamp Set (2014)
Memento Dandelion Ink
Memento Pear Tart Ink
Memento Tangelo Ink
Memento Lady Bug Ink
Memento Lilac Posies Ink
Memento Bahama Blue Ink
Memento Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Card Stock
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
Sequin from Walmart

Thanks so much to both of these challenge blogs for helping me create something new and different tonight!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Send A Smile Teen Challenge

Today's card is made especially for a teen guy. Send A Smile 4 Kids sends out lots of cards and has great challenges . Teen guy cards have a special place in my heart since I think they must be the ones that are submitted the least.

This card is made with Stampin' Up!'s "Epic Celebrations" set. It's stamped on Crumb Cake card stock and colored with Copics. The card base is Soft Suede card stock.

It's my hope that this card will brighten a guys day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Little Super Hero Card

This little card was made for a little super hero that I heard needed cards as she recovered from a hospital visit.

I used Darcie’s “Super Day” stamp set for the girl and sentiment and and Stampin’ Up’s “Everyday Hero” for the red designs (what are they called anyway!?) around the edges. It’s colored with various Copics.

I really hope this brings a lot of cheer to the little hero this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Michelle Perkett's Birthday Cupcake

Today was cleaning day, and while digging through an old box of photos I came across this cupcake that I had colored a long time ago. I bought the digital image from a wonderful designer named Michelle Perkett. I couldn't find this cupcake for sale any more, and her Etsy shop only has one item in it. :(

Cherishing this even more now that her work is scarce, I finished this card today. I used various Copics and patterned paper to make the cupcake pop and finished it off with Star Dust Stickles for the center of each flower. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

I sure hope I can find more of her wonderful work again soon!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a blessed day!

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Paper Players Color Challenge (PP380)

I'm getting this challenge in with just minutes to go before the deadline. While organizing a lot of blog challenges on my blog, I stumbled across this color challenge from The Paper Players and fell in love with it! Problem was, having to go to work this morning. (And I need to keep doing that to keep buying stamping supplies!)

I chose to do the sneakers in red because my daughter used to wear red Converse sneakers as a Dr. Who fan. I actually used two shades of craft paper to give the card a more interesting look. Here's my complete supply list:

Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake card stock & ink
Misc. darker craft card stock
Stampin' Up! Real Red card stock & ink
Misc. dotted embossed card stock
Versa Mark Ink
Deep Red Sneakers Stamp
Hero Arts CL342 (sentiment)
Stampin' Up! Background Stamp
Stampin' Up! Brads

I really enjoyed making this card because it's always a challenge making guy cards, and these colors seem to be a good match.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a blessed day!

Stampin' Up! Only Challenge 194: Case a Card

Once again a challenge has encouraged me to take a closer look at designs and create a card that I otherwise would have surely missed out on making.

In today's challenge over at Stampin' Up! Only Challenges we are encouraged to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) a card from one of the three current SU! catalogs.

I noticed on page 150 of the annual catalog that the set "Sheltering Tree" is done with embossed white, not green, leaves. I thought that was a really cool idea, so that's what I did. I left out some of the other elements there so the tree would be the focal point.

My supply list is:

*Pool Party Reinker
*Marina Mist Reinker
*Soft Sky Reinker
*Pear Pizzaz Reinker
*Soft Suede Ink
*Pear Pizzaz Ink
*White Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Ink
*Watercolor Paper
*Marina Mist Card Stock

Theirs is on a bag, but a card was real easy to make too. I love how the embossing looks. (Why didn't I think of that!?)

I'll have to look through the catalogs more closely to find other cards that I can case. I feel like I've been missing so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Masculine Sponged Birthday Card

This card is a result of goofing up a YouTube video and trying something different. Sometimes mistakes lead us to better places!

I had a lot of fun making this, and although the shading isn't as nicely transitioned as so many other cards, I like the ruggedness of this one. After creating the background I thought it would make a nice guy birthday card.

Using assorted colors of ink, I stamped the words using Stampin' Up!'s "Layered Letters." (As a note, there is no apostrophe in the set, so I cut the @ symbol to make one since I thought I'd never use it.)

Lastly I sponged the edges with Night Of Navy ink and added some stars from a very old Stampin' Up! Set called "Starstruck."

Even when our cards aren't perfect, getting experience (and relaxing by creating something fun) is what crafting is all about.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a blessed day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Amazing Painted Petals

This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s “Painted Petals” set with Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Perfect Peach and Old Olive inks.

The circles and scallops are cut with dies from Spellbinders.

That’s it! So simple!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Super Fast Punched Petals Card

This set, Petite Petals from Stampin’ Up! and coordinating punch has been around for a while, but it’s still one of my favorites. It’s so easy to throw together a nice card in very little time.

For the flowers, I colored them in with the following Copics: R81, B91, R22, BV01, YR12 and Y15.

Thanks for stopping by my blogtoday! Blessings!

Heart Happiness Anniversary Card

I’m kinda done with Valentine’s Day, although I still have a couple more cards to make. But I couldn’t resist playing with this new Stampin’ Up Set called “Heart Happiness.” I just loved coloring this with various Tombow markers, and after I was done it looked more like an anniversary card.

The sentiment is from one of my favorite sets called “Everyday Sayings” from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: It Must Be Love

This card was made especially for the title challenge over at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge.

In addition to "Love" as a theme, the spotlight is on their brand of products, and I used two of them on this card:

-SSS "Mosaic Heart" Stencil
-SSS "Loving Heart" Stamp Set

I just really love that sentiment!

Anyway, for the rest of the card, I used:

-Papertrey's Hibiscus Burst Card Stock
-Stampin' Up!'s Real Red Ink
-Papertrey's Hibiscus Burst Ink
-Memento's Angel Pink Ink
-White Embossing Powder
-White Gel Pen
-Gemstones from The Paper Sutdio

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!