Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Color Throwdown #448 using MFT Beautiful Blooms

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have the card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #448.
The colors this week are Purple, Hot Pink, Mint and Teal.

I wanted to use my new floral builder set from 
My Favorite Things called Beautiful Blooms to make a thinking of you card for my mother in law. 
I hate even calling her my mother in law....shes my Mom.

I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Broken China.
I stamped using the inks and then went over them with a water brush to fill in. 
When all done I used Black Soot Distress Ink to add some splatter. 

I die cut the piece using the rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics.  I matted it onto black card stock.

The sentiment came from the same set and I white heat embossed it onto some black card stock. I then popped it up with some foam tape. 

I used the same flowers to add onto the envelope. I then added some Glimmer mist onto the card and envelope to add some sparkle. I admit I was a tad heavy handed with it on the envelope. Luckily was the envelope and not the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and 
I will see you next Wednesday for another Color Throwdown Challenge!


Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Sushi Date Birthday Card

Hey Guys!

I just loved the March release from My Favorite Things.,, put them together....Uber Love!

This card was fun to make because gave me a chance to do a lot of coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers. I still need some practice but I am happy with the outcome.

I literally stamped, die cut and colored every image from the stamp set. 

I ink blended the background with worn lipstick Distress Oxide ink and then splattered with water to get the splotchy effect. I attached the lantern to the bamboo with some light grey embroidery floss so that it looked like it was hanging.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder onto some black card stock.

I used the remaining images on the inside and stamped the Happy Birthday from the MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set in Versafine Black Ink.

See you next time!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #447 using SSS Emma Background and Distress Watercoloring

Happy Thursday!

I couldn't make my card yesterday for the throw down since I went to  U-pik farm and picked a ton of veggies. I am not kidding I was washing, prepping and freezing all day long. 

I was so tickled on Monday because I was recognized for the card I made for Challenge #446.  
Who me? That just made me so excited and spurred me to keep doing these challenges!

The Color Throwdown Challenge #447 this week is Navy, Aqua, Light Blue and Kraft. 

I was a tad stumped this week but decided to go back to what I love and do some water coloring onto a embossed background. 

I white heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Emma background onto some Bristol Smooth Card Stock.

I tried 3 times to do on water color paper and failed each time. I was careful to not use too much water on the Bristol and had no issues with pilling. 

I used quite a bit of distress colors to mix up the brown and the light blue. I used Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy.

I cut out the background using the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics rectangle stitched die.

The sentiment is the SSS Happy Birthday Die. I cut it out twice and added Glossy accents to add some dimension and shine. I finished up by using some sequins to add some sparkle. 

 Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

MFT Sketchy Flowers Kit You are Fantastic Watercolor Card

Hey Guys,
Happy Saturday! 

I got some time to play with the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers Card Kit.

I stamped the two flowers randomly on a piece of watercolor paper with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I then watercolored with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. 

I used the large rectangle die from the Blueprints 13 Die-namics set to cut out the background piece.

I used the black watercolor to make a washy looking gray to then cut the scripty You Die die. 

I also used some dark gray card stock to cut the banner from. The sentiment also comes the kit names All About You. I heat embossed it with Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder. 

Thanks for coming over and soon I will have another card I made from this great kit!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #446 using the MFT Sketchy Flowers Card Kit

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have my submission for The Color Throwdown Challenge #446.

The colors for this week are Green, Yellow and Coral.

I have been playing with the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers Card Kit a bunch lately and just had to use it for this challenge.

I watercolored the flowers with Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. 

I also used Black Soot Distress Ink to do the splatter.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped up a couple with some foam squares.

The sentiment banner, sentiment and You is also from the card kit. 

The wood pattern paper is from a Joannes. It is from ms. sparkle & co. wood paper pad. It is a great pad and only $1.99!

I also used a white gel pen to add some dots to the flowers centers. 

You can't tell in the pics but I used a Wink of Stella  glitter pen on the flowers and the YOU. 

Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next week!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Simon Says Blissful June Card Kit

Welcome Back!
Today I have a card I made using the Simon Says Stamp Blissful June Card Kit

A lot of people have been doing ones that show the flower cluster on both ends but they looked so good and had to do one myself

I stamped the images with the SSS Barely Beige ink that came in the kit. 

I used a water brush and watercolored with the Daniel Smith Watercolor Palette in the kit. I only used this little palette for all the watercoloring, I had to mix some together to get different tones but it was a nice collection of colors to use. 

I then took a piece of the watercolor paper and heat embossed Ranger Princess Gold onto it. I used the same powder to emboss the sentiment onto the black card stock.

The sentiment on the outside and inside was from the included SSS Floral Bliss Stamp Set. 

I then put the watercolor piece onto a piece of the Echo Park Wedding Bliss Collection paper pack. 

I stamped the flower cluster inside with the same SSS Barely Beige ink and then heat embossed the sentiment with the same Ranger embossing powder. 

I then used the SSS Metallic Ivory Envelope and heat embossed the floral cluster to match the card. 
Now I just need someone to get married! 

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Color Throwdown # 445 using Altenew Hennah Elements

Happy Color Throwdown Wednesday!

The colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #445  are Navy, Light Pink, Gold and White

I first used a piece of Navy card stock to emboss the flowers and flourishes from the Altenew Hennah Elements stamp set.  I used Ranger Embossing Powder in Princess Gold. 

I then embossed the larger flower and leaf with the same embossing powder onto some Bristol Smooth card stock. I also used some Wink of Stella on the flower to add some sparkle.

I colored them in with Spectrum Noir markers:
Flower: PP1 and PP3
Leaf: BT1 and BT4

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder. 
To add some interest I did a backing of velum on that white strip.

The flower is popped up with some foam dots to add some dimension. I put onto a piece of patterned paper to give that light pink background.

I made a envelope out of some white card stock  and again heat embossed a different flower from the set. I colored it in with the same Spectrum Noir markers as the flower on front. 

Thank you for visiting and I will see you next week for another challenge!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Avery Elle Shine Bright Birthday and Sympathy Cards


Today I have two cards using the fantastic Avery Elle Shine Bright stamp set
with the coordinating dies.

I got the set cause my Mother in Law loves lighthouses and knew would be perfect for her. 

I blended  Distress Ink in Seedless Preserve for the sky , Fossilized Amber for the light coming from the lighthouse and a mixture of  Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean for the water.
I stamped the waves from the set also using distress ink in Broken China .

I used Tea Dye distress ink for the sand section and stamped with the same color for the rock like images.

I used the same colors for the water but added Chipped Saphhire to make it more of a nighttime sky.
I made the "light" more subdue but was also using Fossilized Amber but just no as heavy and was onto of the Seedless Preserves. 

I used the following Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to color in all the images.  

I made a coordinating envelope for the birthday card to make it a fun addition to the card. 

I left this envelope plain due to being a sympathy card but
loved the dark teal color to go with the card. 

These were my first cards using my new set of Spectrum Noir Markers and I fell in love with them!

Thank you for visiting and I will see you next time!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MFT You Trio Die-namics and All About You Shaker card for the Color Throwdown #444 Using MFT

Happy Thursday!

I have another card for the Color Throwdown Challenge. 

This weeks colors are Green , Grey and White. 

I wanted to try my hand at what Jennifer McGuire showed 
with using strips of card stock to make your own pattern paper. 

I first used Distress inks in Pine Needles and Hickory Smoke to ink blended onto some Bristol Smooth paper and then spritzed some water to get the splotches.

I then cut it up in random sizes and attached to a card base with some tape adhesive. 
I then cut it out with the large rectangle stitched die from the MFT Blueprints 13 set. 

I cut out the YOU using the You Trio Die set from the MFT Sketchy Flowers Card Kit.

I also used the free with $60 banner dies to heat emboss the sentiment onto.
 I also used the All About You stamp set from the same card kit. 

I made the YOU be the shaker part and filled with some random white sequins, seed beads and silver chunky glitter. 

Thank you so much for visiting and I will see you next week for another challenge!!

Simon Says Stamp Flora Background and Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Card

Hello Again!

Today I have a card that was a result of me just playing with some new stuff I got.  My birthday was in April and I had gotten me some fun things from Simon Says Stamp and Honey Bee Stamps.

I had gotten some Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
on clearance at Hobby Lobby and just had to use it. 

I used versa mark to stamp the SSS Flora Background stamp onto some Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed with that beautiful Platinum Embossing Powder.

I then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the water colors. i would just add some color and pull out with a water brush. 

I then used some Velum to die cut the shadow of the Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Die,
which was cut from black card stock.

I just love the colors of the watercoloring with the black and platinum.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Color Throwdown #443 using MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes Dienamics and Welcome Baby Stamp Set

Happy Wednesday and welcome back to another Color Throwdown Challenge.

Unlike last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to use when 
I saw that the colors were Turquoise, Grey, Yellow and White for challenge #443


I have been waiting for Simon Says Stamp to get the Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics set back in stock and like fate..the package arrived today. 

The background was made with Distress Inks

Clouds: Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die set & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Grass: Mowed Lawn Distress Ink 

Sun: Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil 

I die cut all the baby clothes and line using the MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics and my random stash of pattern paper and card stock.  I also used some glossy accents onto the stars.

The sentiments on the inside and outside were stamped with Versafine and I used Recollections Clear Embossing powder for the one on the front of the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopefully I will see you next week for another challenge!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams Mother's Day Card

Happy Friday!

I have another card using the Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams layering stamp set.
Daffodils are my favorite flowers so I loved playing with this set.

This is my first layering set and I really thought I would have to use a  different color for each layer.
Through playing I found that is not necessarily true.

This stamp has three layers to them and found that if I stamped twice
 with the same color it made it out like I used a third ink color!

Guess what? Unlike last time, I know the Memento Dew Drop ink colors I used in this card.

First Layer: Dandelion
Second Layer: Stamped twice with Dandelion
Third Layer: Cantaloupe

The leaves were stamped with Pear Tart and New Sprout.

I used the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13 for the the stiched rectangle white base.
 I then used the MFT Rectangle Peek a Boo Window Dienamics to make a focal window. I then put some glittery tulle behind the window and then another piece of white card stock behind it.
I tucked the flowers that I fussy cut out behind the bottom of the window. 

I used some pattern paper from my stash for that yellow border and then added some iridescent sequins for some sparkle.

The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set.

I also used the dandelion on the envelope  but since the envelope was so yellow I used Cantaloupe as the first two layers and Tangelo as the third layer.

Thank you so much for coming by to check this card out
and I will see you next time!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MFT Forever Friends for the Color Throwdown #442

Hello There!

I am back with my second time trying my hand at the Color Throwdown Challenge

The challenge colors are Kraft, Aqua, Gray and Yellow. 

The card is cute but I am not sure how great for the challenge it is. 

I had gotten my first cloud dies and I really was dying to use them. I also had the MFT Forever Friends stamp set and figured I would combine the two. 

I knew the sky will complete the aqua bit and the bear would be the gray, 
I ink blended mustard seed and a tad bit of twisted citron distress ink. 

I was trying to stay in the guidelines with yellow but now i think it looks like dying grass instead of like a field or pasture which is what I was going for. LOL 

Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die set
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Green Gray, Light Gray, Light Carmine Zig Clean Color Markers

Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks

I stamped a sentiment for the CZ Design Simple Sentiments stamp set in versafine and colored a heart with a Zig Clean Color Marker in Green Gray. 

I matted it onto the kraft card stock then popped up with foam tape onto a white card base. 

I think it is cute though uber simple even for me but I really liked how the clouds came out.

Thank you for stopping by and have a awesome day!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams Birthday Card

Welcome Back!

Today I bring to you a birthday card I made for my friend Tiffany!
I had ordered the Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams layering stamp set and I had to play!

Yeah every flower is a different color but you know...I was ok with that and I know my bud Tiff would be too. I was playing with different Memento Dew Drop Inks and got these creations.

Are you asking what colors are used on each flower? I am too. lol

To be honest, I can not remember the combo for each but I used
Cantaloupe, Dandelion and Tangelo at some point on them.

Yeah I know, not uber helpful, I promise I am better on the next card I make with this set. 

For the leaves I used Pear Tart, New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves.
Those are also Memento Dew Drop Inks.

I stamped the stems  and all the leaves but the front leaf onto the white base that I cut using the MFT Wonky Stitched die set.  I then fussy cut the flowers and leaf. I liked the idea of the one leaf being raised and adds dimension.

I used the sentiment from the set and heat embossed in white on black card stock.  I used some pattern paper to have just a peek of green around the edge.

I then added some sparkle with iridescent sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a awesome day!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Engagement card using Simon Says Stamp Cora Background Stamp

Happy Saturday!
Today I have a Engagement card I made for my sis in law and soon to be brother in law.
I thought the SSS Cora background would be great since all those hearts in the background

I heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder and then wanted to do some water coloring with Distress Inks. 
I was making the card for both of them so I did not want the colors to be overly girly.

The colors I used were:
Abandoned Coral
Hickory Smoke 
Mowed Lawn 
Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean  (mixed on craft mat)

I do not have any Engagement stamps so I spelled out the sentiment 
using the Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned Stamp Set. 
I popped it up on some foam tape and placed the whole piece onto a grey card base.

I wanted the envelope to look special too and used the SSS Sending Flowers Stamp Set . I made the envelope from the same Michaels Recollections card stock as I used in the card base.

I hope you have a great weekend and I will see you next time!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Emma Background and Distress Watercoloring

Happy Wednesday! 

Today I am sharing my first ever attempt at a Color Throwdown Challenge. 
I am in Mother's Day card mode so of course that is what I made today. 

The colors for this weeks Color Throwdown #441 are
 pale purple, aqua and light pink. 

I used Versamark to stamp the Simon Says Stamp Emma Background Stamp and heat embossed with Ranger white embossing powder onto some  Bristol Smooth cardstock. 

I then watercolred it with Distress Inks. I used Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender. 

The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set.  
I again heat embossed in white and water colored with the same Distress inks and popped up with some foam tape onto the background after matting everything in black to make it all pop! 

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wild Beauty Birthday Card

Hello Again.

I got inspired by Amy R from Prairie Paper and Ink and had to make a version of her awesome card.
Here is the link to her blog post:

I can't lie I was intimidated by this Simon Says Stamp Wild Beauty set since all the parts are separate and I had to make the scene.  I followed Amy's design and man it gave me so much confidence that I can not wait to try more on my own.

I stamped them all using Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, Blue China and Peeled Paint.  I used a water brush to pull out the ink and then I splattered some Black Soot Distress Ink onto the background.

 I used a piece of pattern paper to add a border on the left and
put all onto a Neenah Solar White card base.
I stamped the center of the flowers and inside sentiment in Versafine Ink. 

I love the dainty sentiments that come in the stamp set.

I also decorated the inside and the envelope with some of the same flowers in the same inks.

Thank you so much for stopping by and will see you next time!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Concord and 9th Say Hello Birthday Card

Hi Again!!

Todays card came straight from the Concord and 9th Inspiration for the Say Hello set.

A co worker of mine said her fave color was pink so I went all out for her Birthday card.

I blended Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar for the background.
I sprinkled some water to get the wonderful splotchiness that distress ink creates so great.

Once it was totally dry I clear embossed a bunch oh the sentiments all over the background piece.

I then die cut the Hello out from it and I also die cut from some white card stock and some that was inked with only the Picked Raspberry to give all those layers in the Hello portion.

I inked the Happy Birthday with Versafine Black ink and popped up with some foam tape and added some clear sequins for some sparkle!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Neat and Tangled Topography Going Away Card

Welcome back!

Today I have a card using this awesome Neat and Tangled Topography Stamp set.
I just love that background set and adds so much interest and perfect for the going away card I made.

I first stamped the background in Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
I then ink blended it with Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and sprinkled water.

I used my W Plus 9 stitched rectangle dies for the center part and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in Versafine Ink. I accented with some Nuvo Jewel Drops.

A very simple card but really accenting that wonderful background stamp!

Thank you for visiting and have a awesome day!

Personalized Birthday Card using the Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned and Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Sets

Happy Hump Day!

Easter is over and now back to other cards.
Today I have a Birthday Card I made for my co worker Jennifer.

I first did some ink smoothing with Distress Inks onto some watercolor paper
 for the background piece.

I then stamped the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Sentiment using Memento Dye Ink in similar colors. I wish a had a 'Dear" stamp to make it like the song but oh well.  I got inspiration from Jennifer McGuire's card that she used the same idea of the repeating sentiment.

I put both pieces on some black cardstock and then accented with these Nuvo Jewel Drops. 

I really loved how all the colors look on that black background. She had told me she loved bright colors and especially red and oranges and I was so happy when she opened it and really liked it!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Galaxy Card using Distress Oxide Blending

Today I have a fun colorful card for you!
I made this card for my Father in Law's birthday. 

I am a sucker for galaxy anything and I wanted to play with the Distress Oxides and make a galaxy background.

These inks just blend so nice and made the background so easy to put together.
I used Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks and then I used Black Soot Distress Ink along the outside.

I then spritzed water to it to give the faded out spots and then flicked some cheap-o white acrylic paint to create the stars.

I made this a while ago but I'm 99% sure the sentiment is one I got from the Silhouette Design store. After I cut it I put some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen to it. I smoothed versa mark onto it and then coated in Recollections Clear Embossing Powder to make it shiny. 

I made a matching envelope for it and of course used a Star Trek stamp to mail it off!

Do you love a galaxy look as much as I do?

Thank you for stopping by!
See you next time!