Monday, July 9, 2018

Encouraging Cards #5 & The Color Throwdown #500

Hey there!  Today I have a card for the 500th challenge over at the Color Throwdown!  I've loved that challenge since it's inception and have played along whenever it was possible for me.  It's always a great challenge to get my crafty mojo going :)  The colors for this week's challenge were navy, light pink, a gold color, and white.  I used the Hero Arts Goldfish set for my card, and also made it for my Encouraging Cards Series that I have going on over at my YouTube channel.  Here's the video if you're interested in checking it out:

And here's another close up picture of the card.

Stamps:  Hero Arts Goldfish
Paper:  navy from my stash, Neenah white 
Ink:  SU Crushed Curry, SU Regal Rose, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Sizzix dots embossing folder, foam tape, Wow Coral Reef embossing powder, SSS Ultra Fine Gold embossing powder

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Encouraging Cards Series -- Card #4

Hey there!  Welcome back for another card for my Encouraging Cards Series!  Today I made a card that is quite winter themed, lol.  I know that seems crazy considering we are in the midst of summer, but I couldn't resist this super cute image from Mama Elephant called Me & My Yeti.  Besides, I'm sending this to someone who could use a cool down due to the extreme heat they are in :)

If you want to see how I made this card I do have a process video you can check out:

Stamps:  Mama Elephant Me & My Yeti, SSS You Got This
Dies:  SSS Painted Hugs die, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Mountain Tops
Inks:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac, & Tattered Rose, Versamark ink
Paper:  Canson XL Watercolor paper, Neenah Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, black cs
Accessories:  SSS White Detail embossing powder, Xyron Sticker Maker, foam tape, Enchanted Stickles
Copics:  BV20, BV02, BV04, colorless blender

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Altenew Build-a-Flower Gardenia -- lots of glitter or a little glitter

Hey there!  Today I have a couple of cards to show you.  One uses a lot of glitter and the other uses just a little.  They are obviously both a similar layout, but both look fairly different.  The flower used is from the Altenew set called Build-a-Flower Gardenia.  The background stamp is called Good Reading from Simon Says Stamp, and the sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp set called Floral Bliss.  I love how both of these turned out, and if you'd like to watch the process video, here it is:

and here are a couple of close ups of the cards themselves.

Stamps:  Altenew Build-a-Flower Gardenia, SSS Good Reading Background, SSS Floral Bliss
Ink:  Altenew Green Fields set, Altenew Warm Gray set
Paper:  SSS Fog cs, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  Altenew Build-a-Flower Gardenia die, Labels 11 Nestabilities, fine purple glitter, Scar-Tape, foam tape, Enchanted Stickles, SSS Moonshine Confetti

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Encouraging Cards #3 & a Coupon Code

Hey there!  I have another card for the Encouraging Card Series that I started doing.  I started this because I know so many people that could use encouragement.  Whether it be in their day to day activities, they are dealing with something difficult, or just because, I thought it would be good to start making and sending encouraging cards.  After all isn't that so much of the fun of making cards?  Who doesn't love a little encouragement from time to time and especially in the form of handmade kindness :)

I made this card using the Altenew stamp called Hug Me.  It's not new, but it was new to me, and I love the little images in the set.  If you'd like to receive a 10% off coupon code from Altenew, just click on this link:  ALTENEW.  

I also have a process video of this card if you're interested in checking it out.

Stamps:  Altenew Hug Me
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow, yellow cs
Accessories:  Altenew Hug Me die, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Heart die, foam tape, Copics

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Friday, June 22, 2018

CTD #498 Ocean Pals

Hey there!  I've made a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week, and the colors were peach, pale pink, hot pink, and green.  I needed a birthday card for this weekend, so I pulled out my MFT Ocean Pals set, and inked her up to watercolor.  Now that I'm looking at it, wouldn't it be cute with some google eyes?!  I did make a process video for those that are interested.

Stamps:  MFT Ocean Pals
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Forest Moss, Versamark
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, black
Accessories:  MFT Ocean Pals die, Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil, foam tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in 4mm & 6mm

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Encouraging Cards Series: Card #1 Be Brave

Hey there!  I've started a new series on my YouTube channel called the Encouraging Card Series.  I have a process video and I talk more about the series here in this video.

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Yes You Can
Ink:  Versamark, Distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Sunflower Archival Ink
Paper:  Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, black & orange from my stash
dies:  SSS Picture Book Lion
Accessories:  Stamp Platform, white embossing powder, Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in Black, Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Chihuahua

Hey there!  Today I'm back with a card for the Just Add Ink color challenge, which is the colors Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Wild Wasabi.  The only one of those colors I actually used was the Wild Wasabi.  I don't have the others in cardstock, so I just had to grab from my stash of stuff.  I made a process video of for this card for those of you that are interested.

There was a lot of die cutting involved in the making of this card, so I used my Xyron sticker maker quite a bit in order to assemble this card easily.

Stamps:  SSS You Got This, SSS Gingham Background
Ink:  Versamark, SU Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, ivory, light green, dark Pink, SU Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  foam tape, white embossing powder, PPP Whimsical Forest sequins in 4mm & 6mm, Xyron sticker maker

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Haul

Hey there!  I just wanted to share with you all for those that are interested in a haul video, that I just put one up.  I LOVE to watch peoples haul videos. . .I don't know why, but I love hearing the excitement in their voices and hearing the ideas.  Anyway, here it is:

A list of the items in the video:

Lawn Fawn inks in Cilantro & Forget-Me-Not
Hero Arts Foliage Bold Prints
Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti stamp
Mama Elephant Sentiments from a Yeti stamp
Mam Elephant Puffy Holiday Greetings stamp
Altenew Crafty Lines stamp
DCWV No Prob Llama 6x6 patterned paper

Simon Says Stamp:
Taco Party stamp
Picture Book Monkey die
Picture Book Fox die
Moonshine Confetti
Painted Hugs die
Yes You Can stamp
You Got This stamp
Gingham Background
Reverse Polka Dot Background
Moroccan Background
120 lb white cardstock
Fog cardstock

Neenah Desert Storm cardstock

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

SSS May 2018 Card Kit | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Part 2

Hey there!  I'm back with Part 2 of my series where I feature the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit.  These are the last 5 cards, and I still have lots of goodies left over from the kit.  

The kit is no longer available, but Simon Says Stamp stocks the goodies individually.  So be sure to head there if you're interested in any of the supplies you see here.

Check out the process video if you'd like to see how any of these cards were made.

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SSS May 2018 Card Kit | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Part 1

Hey there!  I have the first 5 cards to share with you from my 2 part series using the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit.  As always, I had so much fun making these cards.  I'm late posting them, only because we were out of town this last weekend.  

This kit is jammed with lots of great products, and even though it's not available anymore, the products are available individually over at Simon Says Stamp.  It has 2 stamp sets:  Everything Together & Take Heart.  It also features some great products from Pinkfresh Studios: Let Your Heart Decide puffy stickers, patterned papers, & epoxy heart stickers.  It also came with the SSS Heart wafer die, and lots of papers to make your cards.

I used a couple of different techniques while making these cards.  I watercolored and also did some ombre stamping.  After watching the video it seems that most people like the ombre stamping.

If you're interested in the process video, I will link that down below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Let's Make 8 -- Part 2 of 2 -- SSS Mother's Day Card Kit

Hey there!  I'm back with the second part to my Let's Make 8 Card series, where I show 8 cards using the Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Mother's Day 2018 Card Kit.  Today's cards are the last 4 from this series.

The kit is no longer available, but all of the supplies most likely are over at Simon Says Stamp.  I have a process video for you if you're interested in how these 4 came together:

Now I'm pretty well set on Mom cards. . .if you can ever have enough.  I know my mom could get a card every day, and it still wouldn't show my appreciation for all that she's done for me.

I hope these gave you some ideas on how to use this kit if you got it, and if you didn't then I hope you were inspired anyway.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Let's Make 8 -- Part 1 of 2 -- Simon Says Stamp Mother's Day 2018 Kit

Hey there!  I feel like it's been a hot minute since I've posted, but it has definitely been a hectic week. I did, however, manage to make 8 cards with the Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Mother's Day 2018 Kit.  It's no longer available, but the kits contents are still available at Simon Says Stamp.   

I have a process video for these 4 cards.  I'm calling it Part 1 of 2.  I'll have Part 2 for you shortly. Check out the process video if you're interested:

Each of these cards using the contents of the kit, with the exception of grabbing some cardstock for bases and using a few tools.

Be sure to check back to see Part 2.  There will be 4 more cards using this Limited Edition kit.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Altenew: Build-a-Flower Gardenia

Hey there!  I'm finally getting my card up for the Color Throwdown challenge #488, which is the colors yellow, green, aqua, and white, and this card is also for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to add some texture.

I used a new to me set from Altenew called Build-a-Flower Gardenia.  I have to say, I may be getting hooked on these flowers!  They are fairly effortless and look so beautiful when all stamped out.  I have a process video if you'd like to check it out:

I really am happy with how this card turned out, and I loved the color challenge.  The added texture just adds to the design, so I will be putting this design in my memory banks.

Paper:  Neenah Solar White, blue patterned paper from my stash
Ink:  Altenew Green Fields pack: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, & Jet Black, SU Barely Banana, SU So Saffron, SU Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Altenew Gardenia die, Taylored Expressions Dotted Lattice embossing folder, Nuvo Neptune Crystal Drops, foam tape

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Altenew Ninja Invasion

Hey there!  I made a card for a friend today to give a little encouragement.  He just found out he's sick, so a ninja 'you got this' card seems like the thing to send.  I know I'd want a little humor and encouragement all rolled up into one fun card.  I'm using a new to me Altenew set called Ninja Invasion.  If you're interested in watching the process, check out the video down below.

I know this set is going to be making lots of appearances.  It's just too cute to sit on my shelf for too long.  And with the added Simon Says Stamp Mini Spring to make him kick, he's a win.

Stamps:  Altenew Ninja Invasion
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, blue from my stash
Ink:  Altenew Jet Black, Mustard Seed Distress Ink, SU Blush Blossom, SU Real Red
Accessories:  Stamp Platform, SSS Mini Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

CTD #487 -- Made Especially for You

Hey there!  I've finally uploaded a card today for the Color Throwdown #487, which is the colors Mint, Red, and Pink.  I love this color combo for sure!  I've had the card done, but I ended up getting pretty sick over my 40th birthday of all days. . .flu maybe, but it's been awful.  I still have something, but stuff still needs to get done, so no rest for me ;)

I made my background with some modeling paste and a stencil, and I filmed the process if you'd like to see how I made this card:

I really enjoyed making this card, and that Stamp Platform makes it a dream to stamp those solid images.

 Stamps:  MFT Kitschy Kitchen & You Bake me Happy
Ink:  LF Jet Black, SU Pool Party, SU Real Red, SU Regal Rose
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  brick stencil from Prima, Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, foam tape, MFT Kitschy Kitchen die, MFT Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip, Tonic Studios Stamp Platform

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