Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sending wags your way - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday August 16, 2017
 
So we are half way through August.. where is this month going?? Least the weather is still nice..  and now it's time for another challenge at
 
 
This is the sketch for you to follow

 
So this sketch took me awhile to figure what I wanted to do...
I knew I had a small area to add either a sentiment or an image.. So digging through my stamps I found this cute My Favorite Things dog and the sentiment I chose from the same set fit perfect on my Stampin up scallop punch. The three little paw prints are from Art Impressions.  The teal paper is a scrap of Quick Quote DP. I also distressed the edges with some Quick Quote chalk inks.  I added a little ribbon to the top of the dog piece so it just had a little more interest. Oh and the images are colored with copics.
 
I sure hope you play along and let's see what you come up with..
 

Challenges:
Craft rocket #40 - animal kingdom
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
City crafters #375 - no flowers
(Pin)spirational #197 - animals- dogs
Simon Wednesday - add a sentiment
Fab n funky #361 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 296-297 - anything goes


Mission control we have a birthday - Creative with Stamps #17

Tuesday August 15, 2017
 
Mid month reminder at Creative with Stamps #17
Our theme is Boys to men..  masculine card
 
If you have time now is the perfect time to get those masculine cards done. Birthday, get well, thinking of you, anniversary.....
 
 
Well since I did a MAN card for the August 1st start of our challenge Boys to Men.. I chose to do a  BOYS card for the mid month reminder...
 I chose to use My Favorite Things stamps.. I first used Ranger inks and created the background colors. I did some water spots on the ink.. I then took the silver  Nuvo paste and Simon Says star stencil and created the stars.. I then stamped the images and colored with Copics.  I added some Spectrum Noir to different images. I added glossy accents to the rocket window and space suit helmet. I colored the sentiment paper with Night of Navy by Stampin Up and I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. This set is so cute. I love My Favorite Things stamps..
I hope I inspired you to create a Boys to Men card and play along at Creative with Stamps

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - for a child
Cute card Thursday #490 - embossing
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
City crafters #375 - no flowers
Naughty or nice #42 - on the move





Monday, August 14, 2017

THANKS

Monday August 14, 2017
 
This is my third "THANKS" card.. I started this card by stamping the flowers but I did not like what I created.. SO I closed my craft-room door and walked away.. I was frustrated.. I am sure you have been there a time or two.. Well I made some granola bars and I have an Instant Pot and the night before I made Yogurt and it was at the end of the 8 hours it needed to firm up so I decided to get this finished yogurt jarred up.. I love making my own yogurt and sometimes I like to crumble my granola bar into it.. Oh I also made some Lemon Curd in the Instant Pot... Ok so now that my mind was refreshed I headed back into the craft-room... I cut down the card and got rid of most of the things I did not like.. Still wasn't happy so I then colored the background in blue using Straedtler water color crayons.  Ok it's looking better but still not happy.. So since I needed a "thank you" or "thanks" I looked at the stamps and dies I pulled for these cards.. WELL I saw this "THANKS" die and thought WA-LA.. this is it... and if it didn't work. OK.. cause I didn't like it anyhow.. I then cut fun foam in black and adhered  the colored letters to it. when I started to lay them in the negative spaces.. I fell in love.  I loved the look. This is what it needed. I used Wink of Stella on the flowers. I added Nuvo drops. Oh the flowers / leaves are stamped with Ranger inks. The flowers are the new My Favorite Things July kit of the month..
 

Challenges:
Color crazy wk. 32 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
Ooh la la #235 - flowers



Sunday, August 13, 2017

<< YOU ARE AWESOME>>

Sunday August 13, 2017
 
Ok this is the last card I made using the stamp block, ink, water technique by Jennifer McGuire.. I used a smaller block.
Well that left a big area of nothing.. So I took my Simon Says stripe stamp and stamped in black and cut in small strips. I added them to the card. I added the Tech. Tuesday sentiment and some Nuvo drops.. I mounted it on a piece to teal card stock and attached to a white card base. 
 My hubby didn't like the stripes but the more I look at it I do. I don't know what else I could of done. I didn't want to cut the image down so this was option I came up with.. What would you have done?
 
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Inky chicks #86 - sentiment vs. image
(Pin)spirational #196 - color
Sugar pea design #34 - colors
Dragonfly journeys #98 - neon




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thinking of you

Saturday August 12, 2017
 
Oh MY I AM IN LOVE with this technique. if you saw my Tuesday posting you know that I watched a video
Jennifer McGuire did where she took a stamping block and squished inks on it and then spritzed with water and laid the inked block on water color paper..
Well this is another one I did..
The only issue is trying to find a sentiment and not cover the beautiful inked area. I just stamped the Concord and 9th sentiment and added a few Nuvo drops.  I layered it on black and then on a white card base. CAS..
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Inky chicks #86 - sentiment vs. image
Color crazy wk. 32 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #98 - neon



Friday, August 11, 2017

From my barn to yours - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday August 11, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug Free Friday and you can see what the Design team created with the new image from Bugaboo and the image can be found in the store. The Free image is called Farm critter stack.
 
 
This is my fun card. I love this cute stack of fun critters. I colored the image with Copics and used my cloud template. I cut the image out using Simon Says stitch die. I then stamped My Favorite Things wood box, flowers, nest of eggs and milk can. I colored them with Zig markers and used their die. I then added more clouds to the background using my cloud template and then added the stamped images. The sentiment is from My Favorite things and the stitched arch die. I added some grass with flicks of my copics.  I love how you can use digi stamps and stamps together. They all go along great and I think make great cards. 


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Craft rocket #40 - animal kingdom
Moving along with the times #51 - things that fly
Come and get it - time to die (die cuts)
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Cards in envy - bug me (ladybug on top of birds head)
Creative moments #124 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - hoe-down
Craft rocket #40 - animal kingdom

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Thank you for being in my life - Aud Sentiments #186

Thursday August 10-21, 2017
 
Well we are back with another challenge at
This is a fun challenge.
The theme is Fairy + Sentiment
 


                           Our sponsor for this challenge is

 
This is my card using the fun image.. Fairy mushroom.. I love fairy images and always have fun bringing the images to life. I colored the image with Copics and used my cloud template. I added some grass. I found a fun Technique Tuesday sentiment that went perfect. I embossed it on the background paper and then added the colored image to this red piece. It's done. Oh I went over her wings with Spectrum Noir glitter pen and added white gel pen to the mushroom.



Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #51 - things that fly
Crazy 4 challenges #397 - summer/bright
Crafting from the heart #171 - anything goes
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Cards in envy - bug me
Simon Wednesday - for a child
Creative moments #124 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #490 - embossing



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

a perfect day - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday August 9, 2017
 
Well we went on our vacation.. We went to Montana and spent time with our daughter.. It was a wonderful drive over / back.. We took the two little four legged kids and they were so good. They traveled great and had fun with my daughters little dog. (she also has big ones but they stayed away from them- they are kept outside in a dog area just for them) 
Weather was great and Montana is great.  We live in the country in Washington State and Montana reminds me of home.. It was a nice time.. Long drive but we just took our time both ways.
 
Well welcome to another challenge at Paper Play Sketches.. 
 
 
This is the color challenge for you to follow

 
These are some of my favorite colors..
So this card came together really easily.
 
I used a scrap of Quick Quote green panel wood for the background. This scrap was from a project I made but not all the pieces were there so tore it apart and kept the wood grain panel. I used Stampin up dies and cut the flowers also from  Stampin up papers. The leaves are from scraps I had laying around in my scrap box. I added the metal frame with brads on the ends and added the sentiment.  On the flower centers I added Nuvo drops. 
 
Ok lets see what you came up using these colors..


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges #397 - summer/bright
Inkspirational #140 - photo
Come and get it - time to die (die cuts)
HeARTful stamping - use scraps
Crafting from the heart #171 - anything goes
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Creative moments #124 - anything goes
Pile it on - #133 recycle





Sing your own Song

Tuesday August 8, 2017
 
So in between making "Thanks" cards I was itching to do a technique I saw Jennifer McGuire do a few months back..
 
So I took water color paper and my stamping blocks. I used Ranger ink cubes and squished down some colors on the stamping block. I then took my spraying water container and spritzed the block/inks. I then quickly turned it down onto the water color paper. I laid a heavy object on top and let it be for 5-10 min.  When I removed it and it dried this is what I was left with..
Oh my I love it.. I wanted to add a sentiment but didn't want to cover the inking.. Oh what to do. So dug through some sentiments and chose this one. I added a few Nuvo drops and layered the card on black then yellow.  Oh I have to do more.. I did do three in all and will be posting in the next few days or when I get time to make them into cards. If you have not tried this technique.. You need to. If it doesn't work there is always other side of the paper to create something else. LOL. I know cause I have done that a lot.
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Inky chicks #86 - use sentiment instead of an image
Use your stuff #274 - inspired by quote


Monday, August 07, 2017

thanks

Monday August 7, 2017
 
Well this is the second "thanks" card that I made.. I had this awesome Poppy stamp and die from Technique Tuesday so I embossed in black and used my Zig markers and colored it. I took Ranger ink and created the blue background. I dug through my scrap box and found some great greens so I die cut some Stampin up leaves and used SU inks.  The "thanks" is My Favorite Things die and also a scraps. (I always save small scraps so I can die cut leaves/flowers/sentiments)  I cut it 5 times to give strength and I like the thickness it gives. I then added Wink of Stella. .. it really sparkles in real life..  I completed this with gold Nuvo drops.
I am pleased with how this came out.  
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges #397 - summer/bright
Come and get it - time to die (die cuts)
HeARTful stamping - use scraps
Crafting from the heart #171 - anything goes
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes



Friday, August 04, 2017

Husbands are like lawnmowers - Free Friday Catch the bug

Friday August 4, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug Free Friday and you can see the Design teams creations using the FF image.
You can find the FF image in the Bugaboo Store.   The Free Friday image is called STB lawnmower
 
 
Well you know I love Stella. She is a hoot. What a sassy woman. I love the funny things she says.. Some I don't agree with but some I do.. LOL
I colored her with copics and the frames around her.
The background is one of my Gelli plate creations I did few years ago.  I thought it went perfect cause I wanted a green theme for the card.  I used My Favorite Things banners and added some Nuvo drops to the banners. I added a few Nuvo drops to the lawnmower..
Fun card and sure to bring a smile to someone.. probably not your husband...LOL


Challenges:

Crafting from the heart #170 - anything goes
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Cards und more #190 - dots, dots, dots
Penny's paper-crafty #340 - anything goes
Crafty creations #346 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
QKR stampede #255 - make it humorous

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Thanks

Thursday August 3, 2017
 
I have a friend who requested some "Thank you" cards.. so I will be making her some. This is the first card I made. I wasn't sure what I wanted to create and since she a request  5 that she wants in August that leaves me time to think. So this will be fun to make some "thank you" cards. I need to put on my thinking cap.. She doesn't care for cutesy stuff so we'll see what I can create.
For my first card I used a scrap of Quick quote DP and my Reverse Confetti die. I then stamped Simon Says thanks.. I water colored a piece of water color paper set it aside to dry then didn't want to wait so I used my head gun.. and using the Stampin up butterfly die cut it out twice and laid it on two SU die cut leaves.. I added some Nuvo drops and called it done.
 
Challenges:
Crafting from the heart #170 - anything goes
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Inky chicks #86 - use sentiment instead of image
Penny's paper-crafty #340 - anything goes
Color throwdown #454 - colors
Crafty creations #346 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #51 - things that fly



Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Heard it's been ruff - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday August 2, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at
We have a fun sketch for you.
I cant wait to see what you create. Have fun.
 
 


This is my card using the above sketch. I stamped the Art Impressions sick dog with his teddy. I colored them with Zig water markers. I stamped the box of Kleenex and cup of tea and cut out with a My Favorite Things circle die.. When I went to add it - it covered up too much of the dogs leg so I fussy cut around the top part. This card is sure to make someone feel better.
I hope you play along and link up to Paper Play Sketches.


Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Simon Monday - food or drink
Crafting from the heart #170 - anything goes
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #196 - colors
Penny's paper-crafty #340 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Sisterhood of crafters - boys to men




It's your birthday Rock and Bowl - Creative with Stamps #17

Tuesday August 1, 2017
 
Welcome to another month long challenge at
 
Our challenge for this month is Boys to Men..
make it masculine..
 
 
OH MY I had so much fun making this card.. I knew I wanted to use this fun guy from Art Impressions.. I stamped him first and since he is bowling I needed to make a bowling alley look.. So thought and thought and this is what I came up with.. It's a single layered card except for the bowling pins.. 
 
I used a T- ruler and did the lines at the bottom which turned into the bowling lanes. The dark blue represents the alley sides and then the wood floor. I added a line up from that for the wall border. I then masked off below the red wall border and using my large Stampin Up circle stamp I did the wall decoration. I  colored everything with copics. . To give the back wall some interest I did wavy lines. I colored the man with copics and stamped the sentiment on the wall with Hero arts black. I stamped the bowling pins and fussy cut them out and foam tape on the center pin. I put glossy accents on the bowling ball and pins.  This card took a long time to create but I love it and pleased with the scene. I hope I inspired you to a create a masculine card. Head over to the Creative with Stamps site and see what the Design Team did. Remember to use a stamp on your card.  Have fun 


Challenges:
Brown sugar #261 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 30 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #92 - anything goes
Pile it on #132 - primary colors or something beginning with "S"
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Cards und more #190 - dots, dots, dots
(Pin)spirational #196 - colors
Sisterhood of crafters - boys to men




Friday, July 28, 2017

the earth laughs in flower - Catch the bug - Free Friday

Friday July 28, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug and Free Friday..
You can find the free image at the Bugaboo Store..
 
 
This is the cute image called M Moo Garden... I chose a Simple Stories designer paper with lots of flowers.. I wanted to keep with the brown theme also since the cow was brown. I added blue ribbon to the side.. I usually don't do bows cause I never like them but this said it needed it so I managed to create.. I actually tied the bow and added it to the taped down strip of ribbon.. I cheated but this way the bow lays how I want it to lay and not all wonkie..
I used MFT circle die and the sentiment is from PTI.. I used my cloud template for the background. Colored the image with copics and added SU punched flowers and finished the flowers with half pearls in the center.

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #415 - in the garden
Come and get it - summer time
Stamping from the heart #169 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #184 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
House that stamps built #J2617 - anything goes
Creative moments #123 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #488 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #38 - anything goes
QKR stampeded #254 - down on the farm
Brown sugar #261 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 30 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #92 - anything goes



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Trails to you - Aud Sentiments #185

Thursday July 27-August 7, 2017
 
Welcome to another two week challenge at
 
Our theme this time is quite different.. We always say add sentiment to the front.. well this time it's
NO SENTIMENT ON FRONT - ONLY ON INSIDE...
 
 
You know how hard it is to make a card and not put a sentiment on the front when you are always suppose to have one on the front or at least inside - but I NEVER put sentiments on the inside..  I know with the different DT's I am on I know the rules.. So this was a little different. Especially when I die cut the sign post.. but I saved it by adding an arrow.. I first took Ranger ink and created the background from ground to clouds.. I spritzed with water and dried. I then used Taylored Expressions and added the trees with Stampin up green ink. I then die cut big bear/fire/sign post by Taylored Expressions and the smaller bear from Mama Elephant and arrow from My Favorite Things..I colored them with copics and added them to the front of the card. I then took the Happy Trails to you sentiment  and camper trailer and stamped it on a piece of scrap paper and die cut the camper and sentiment. I distressed the edges of the sentiment and colored in the camper and added to the inside of the card.. I added spectrum noir glitter pen to the fire and arrow.  I think this would be fun for someone going on a camping trip. 



Challenges:
Come and get it - summer time
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #169 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #184 - anything goes
Ooh la la #233 landscapes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
House that stamps built #J2617 - anything goes
Creative moments #123 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #133 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #488 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #38 - anything goes



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Long time, no see - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday July 26, 2017
 
Oh I am so excited. I am now on the design team at
Paper Play Sketches.
I've wanted to be on a sketch DT for quite awhile. I used to be on Unscripted Sketches until they folded.. I love using sketches and color challenges. Thank you PPS for letting me join : ) 
 
 


This is the card I made with the above color challenge. I can see with my computer the bottom color looks more fuchsia .. Hum.

Well this is my card. I did a technique that Jennifer McGuire did awhile back where she painted on water color paper and then used plastic wrap and laid it over the wet painted paper. You just kinda scrunch the plastic wrap. I did it in little folds across the water color paper. You set it aside and let it dry. So I took my Kuretake paints and plastic wrap and this is what I created.

I thought it looks like a great Africa scene so I used My Favorite tree die and the tree greenery is from one of my old Gellli plate creations. The trunk I just used brown paper and I added the wood grain with Paper Trey Ink wood stamp.
I stamped and die cut the giraffes, greenery and colored them with Zig water markers. I stamped the sentiment also from My Favorite Things on teal paper and used the My Favorite Things banner die.
I am loving the way the background came out. If you haven't tried this technique you need to.  You will love what happens. 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #380 - party time/anything goes
Come and get it - summer time
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Stamping from the heart #169 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #184 - anything goes
Ooh la la #233 landscapes
City crafters wk. 372 - something beginning with "S" (sunset)
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
House that stamps built #J2617 - anything goes
Creative moments #123 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #133 - anything goes