Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Hugs for Lawn Fanatics #25

Hey there!  I'm back after a wonderful weekend away to watch my baby (who's 16) play some volleyball in Albuquerque, NM.  It was super fun and she played great, but I missed getting crafty.  So as soon as I got back and unpacked, I inked up this Lawn Fawn set called How You Bean? for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #25, which is a color challenge.  I have a process video below if you're interested :)

I definitely learned some things in making this card, but those little jelly bean faces were so worth it!  I can't wait to ink up this set again :)

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn How You Bean?
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Versamark
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, LF Perfectly Plaid, various colors of cardstock from my stash
Accessories:  LF How You Bean? die, LF How You Bean? shaker die, LF Scripty Hugs die, Xyron Sticker maker, Nuvo drops, Copics in BG10, BG23, T3, T5, foam tape

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CTD #484 -- Sweet Succulents

Hey there!  I have a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge #484 today.  The colors are green, eggplant, and white for this week, so I decided to use a medium that I haven't messed with in quite a while.  My Prismacolor Pencils were feeling a bit neglected, so I gave them some love :)

 I have a process video if you're interested in how this card came together.  I'd love it if you checked it out!

After coloring these images I definitely plan to use my Prismacolors way more often.  That was so relaxing, and this particular color challenge had me excited.  When I saw the colors together I got giddy, hehe.

Stamps:  MFT Sweet Succulents
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, SU Concord Crush
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Versamark, Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn & Dusty Concord
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils, MFT Sweet Succulents die, foam tape, white detail embossing powder, Fine Tec Pearlescent Watercolor, MFT Blueprint Sketch  #24 die

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SCS Color Challenge -- Masking

Hey there!  I had some time today while my kids have to car to make a card for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge #678.  The challenge was to use the colors Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, and Melon Mambo, which happen to be by Stamping' Up!  If you don't have those colors, they just ask that you use something similar.

I love when an idea in my head ends up being successful.  While it was successful, it was a bit long of a process because it involved lots of masking and cleaning and stamping.  I talk a bit about it in the video below.  I'd love it if you checked it out, maybe liked it and even subscribed to my channel :)

I'm having so much fun creating these videos, and I hope you like them to :)

 Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp My Kind of Peep (no longer available) & Big Birthday Wishes
Ink:  SU Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, patterned paper from my stash
Accessories:  Tonic Studios Stamp Platform, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Sequins in 4mm & 6mm, foam tape, Tombo Mono Multi glue, tape runner, Crystal Katana, SSS My Kind of Peep die

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Fine Tec Pearlescent Watercolour

Hey there!  I don't have a completed project for you, although this will end up as a journal cover, but I did want to show you the end result of some painting.  I wanted this on some black cardstock from my stash.  It has some texture, but otherwise it is just some plain black cardstock.  I used the Fine Tec Pearlescent Watercolours.  I really, really like how these look.  I made a process video for those that are interested in learning a little more about these.

Ink:  Versamark Ink
Paper:  black cardstock from my stash
Tools:  Stamp Platform, SSS Ultrafine Gold embossing powder, coffee filters, Simply Simmons watercolor brush, Fine Tec Pearlescent Watercolours set of 12, Distress spray bottle, heat gun

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 9, 2018

SSS Wednesday Challenge -- Beauty & and Altered Notebook

Hey there!  I have a fun project I'm sharing today for yesterday's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which was Girl Power.  I needed a notebook, because I have to make lists or things don't get done, and I found a notebook at Target in the clearance section.  One of my favorite things to do is alter notebooks, since I use them so frequently.  I have a process video to share on how I made it, so please check it out :)

I really love how it turned out, and that sentiment is just so perfect 'beauty is being the best possible version of yourself'.  How true is that?!

 Stamps:  Unity Stamps by Donna Downey -- Windows to the Soul-Large & Imperfection is Beauty
Ink:  Distress Oxide Inks -- Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, & Peacock Feathers
Paper:  Canson XL 140lb Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  notebook, Distress Sprayer, 1/4" hole punch, Tonic Studios Stamp Platform, Craft Mat, Uniball Signo White gel pen

Most items can be found at either Simon Says Stamp or Amazon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

CTD #483 -- Meow You Doin'?

Hey there!  I have another card for you today for the Color Throwdown Challenge #483.  The colors for this week are coral, green, and kraft, so I had to pull out some Lawn Fawn goodies.  I have a process video below.

I even share a fun little story about my cat, Nik, who tends to be the star of most of my cat cards ;)  I hope you'll check it out, and maybe even become a subscriber.

Stamp:  Meow You Doin'?
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Versamark
Paper:  X-press It, Neenah Desert Storm
Copics:  E81, E84, E87, R01, YR02, G21, G94
Accessories:  acetate sheet, Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin'? die, Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider die, Pretty Pink Posh sequins 4mm & 6mm Metallic Rose Gold & 4mm & 6mm Whimsical Forest, foam tape, multi medium matte glue, Crystal Katana, Tonic Studios Stamp Platform

Most of these things can be found at either  Simon Says Stamp or Amazon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lawn Fawn You're a Legend

Hey there!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  Mine has been a bit chaotic, but I've still got a card for you today.  I made this for the Lawn Fanatics challenge #24 - Fun with Dies!  I tried something that I call inlay stamping.  I'm not sure if it has another name or if that is actually the technical name.  I just know it's not new, but I enjoyed doing it.  I made a video so that you can see what I mean.

Hopefully you learned something new or got inspired!  I've really been enjoying making these process videos, and I appreciate you all checking them out.

Stamps:  Lovable Legends
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lawn Fawn Noble Fir, Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Paper:  green cardstock from my stash, Neenah Solar White 110 lb, X-Press It
Copics:  E81, E84, E87, RV11, RV14
Accessories:  Tonic Studios Stamp Platform, Lovable Legends die, foam tape, Scor-buddy, Tim Holtz Stars Stencil, mini ink blending tool

Most of these products can be found at Simon Says Stamp or even Amazon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Spring Hello with Copic Coloring & Distress Ink blending

Hey there!  I had so much fun creating this card for a couple of different challenges.  I was inspired by the Scor-Pal All Things Bright and Beautiful challenge and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge of anything goes.  

 I did a lot of fun stuff with this card like ink blending with the Distress Inks, and Copic coloring on my images.  I have a video if you're interested in checking out the process.

 I love the vibrancy of all of those colors together. . .that background sure pops, and it may be a new favorite color combo for me ;)

 Stamps:  SSS Showers & Flowers
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, and Wilted Violet
Paper:  Bristol Smooth cardstock, X-Press It Copic paper
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Grass Border die, Scor-buddy, Carta Bella Spring Market stickers, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in 4mm & 6mm, Crystal Katana

Most of these items can be found at Simon Says Stamp or even Amazon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Color Throwdown #482 : I Love Donuts

Hey there!  I took the opportunity with some free time I had to make a card for the Color Throwdown challenge #482.  The colors are pink, gray, and kraft, so I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp set called I Love Donuts.  This card uses some ink smooshing and watercolors, and I even made a video for you to check out if you're interested.

Haha, I just love the pun. . .'DONUT know how you do it!'  It makes me chuckle

Stamps:  I Love Donuts
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Hickory Smoke, & Brushed Corduroy
Paper:  Neenah Desert Storm, Canson XL Watercolor paper 140lb
Accessories:  MFT Blueprints 24 die, Distress Water Sprayer, Black Velvet Silver #4 watercolor brush, foam tape, heat tool, Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen, mini misti

Most of these supplies can be found at Simon Says Stamp or even Amazon for a few.  Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Plant Smiles Card using the March 2018 SSS Card Kit

Hey there!  I'm back today with another card featuring products from the Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit.  Unfortunately that kit is now sold out, but the items in the kit are still available, and I will link what I used down below.  If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I love card kits.  I actually used to be on a card kit design team a couple of years ago, so you know I love to dig into a good kit.  This one is definitely an amazing kit, because it comes with two stamp sets as well as lots of other goodies to get your creative juices flowing.

I went ahead and filmed the process it took to make the card.  I'd love it if you checked it out.  Feel free to like the video and even become a subscriber.  I plan on making more videos, and thankfully I can only get better at making them. . .practice makes perfect, or at least better ;)

Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Paper:  Carta Bella Spring Market, Neenah Desert Storm, Neenah cream
Copics:  R20, R22, R24, Y02, Y15, YG03, YG67, E23, E27
Accessories:  Carta Bella Spring Market Stickers, Uniball Signo White Gel pen, Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss, foam tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 26, 2018

MFT Springtime Critters Friend Card

Hey there!  Long time without posting, I know, but I'm trying something new.  For quite a while my focus has been on making sure my kids' schooling has been taken care of.  That's still a priority, but they are older and getting ready to fly the nest, so my focus can shift some now.  I'm giving the whole making videos thing a try, so bare with me as I find my groove.  Let me know what you think, and don't be afraid to subscribe ;)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hedgehugs for a Happy Falliday

Hey all!  I have a few more cards to share for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest!

This first one is definitely one of my favorites of all the ones I've made.  It's probably because it has that darling hedgehog on it!  It's from the MFT Happy Hedgehogs set.  I also used the MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX die.

The second one is a very simple patriotic thank you.  The die was a free with purchase from Taylored Expressions.

My third card uses a set called Sheepish from The Cat's Pajamas.  I also used an embossing folder called Cable Knit from Taylored Expressions.

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

More cards for Falliday Fest

I have more Falliday Fest cards to share for Splitcoaststampers!  

This first card was sooooo much fun to make!  I did a lot of distressing and splattering with this card. I used the Mega Leaves die from Taylored Expressions, and an older set called Vertical Greetings from MFT.  

 Here is a very simple monogrammed card I made using only dies from Taylored Expressions: Twiggy Branch and Tall & Skinny Alpha.

This final card is from a There She Goes stamp set.  Sadly, they are no longer in business, so I will just cherish the few sets I have from them.  

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

Sending some Yeti hugs

 Good morning all!  I'm back with a few more cards for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest challenges!  I hope you are getting a chance to play along!

My first card today is for Bev's 'smear, smudge, & shine' challenge.  I used a new set that I just had to have from MFT called Beast Friends.  That set is to die for, it's just so cute!

My second card is for Holly's 'Happy Holly Days' challenge.  I used the free with a $60 purchase die from MFT, 'Merry Christmas'.  

 My last card for this morning is for Sonja's 'Birthday Card with Wrinkles' challenge.  I used another MFT set called Llama Love along with the Scenic Safari Die.  

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Fallidays over at Splitcoaststampers

Hey all!  I'm not sure if you know, but over at Splitcoaststampers they are celebrating the Fallidays!  Each day there are new challenges to get your creative juices flowing, and I've been having such a blast making cards.  We've been incredibly busy with volleyball and life, but I'm almost all caught up!  Here are the first few that I've made.

 This first one is for Lydia's challenge to 'Start Spreading the News'.  I used a few dies from Taylored Expressions:  City Skyline and Mini Leaves.  The set is called In & Out Birthday.  

 This second card is for Dina's 'Masquerade' challenge.  It uses a masking technique with those same Mini Leaves dies from Taylored Expressions.  The 'Sending Hugs' die is from MFT.  

My final card to show you tonight is for Lori's challenge of 'may your joy be as countless as the golden grain'.  I used the Count My Blessings die from PTI, and the stamp set is from a company that is no longer in business.  

I'll have more to show each day.  If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments!