Saturday, December 24, 2016

Peace on Earth

Hello! My card today is a shimmery card using sprays and stencils and I'm submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make it Sparkle.

Here's a detail pic:

I took the mask of the deer and sprayed Perfect Pearls Mists in Antique Gold. Once dry, I took a snowflake stencil and sprayed Perfect Pearls Mists in Perfect Pearl. I used watercolor paper to prevent warping from all the spraying.

Thanks for visiting! Please be sure to check out my Christmas Card Showcase post here for more inspiration! Happy Holidays!

Ingredients: STAMPlorations Christmas Reindeer stencil, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting dies; Echo Park paper Snowflakes Stencil #1; Reverse Confetti Winter Words (dies and stamps)

Christmas Card Showcase!!!

Hi all! With my hectic schedule this year, I didn't much time to submit cards to challenges so I'm showcasing the cards I made this year that I haven't posted before. Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Thank you for visiting my little old blog!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Merry Christmas Deer

I love making masculine Christmas cards - mostly because I can put a deer on a card - which has been my obsession for the last 2 years. Today's card is no exception! I am submitting this card to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #224: Masculine Christmas.

Here's my card:

Thanks for visiting! 

Ingredients: Winnie & Walter Winter Wonderland; We R memory Keepers Antlers die; WPlus9 Woodland Wreaths (bow); Reverse Confetti pattern paper

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Joy to the World Christmas card

Back with another Christmas card! Todays' card is being submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: O' Christmas Tree. This card is very simple so it's easy to mail! I love the C9 Joy die and am so glad to have it in my collection. This is my second card using this die and surely not my last.

Here's my card:

I adore this tree die set from Reverse Confetti and loved using it in place of the "O". Cute and simple!

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Concord & 9th Joy (stamp and die); Reverse Confetti Branch Out

Monday, November 28, 2016

Yeti Joy Christmas card

Like many of you - I am in full Christmas card mode! YAY! Christmas cards are my most favorite card to make. I make about 2 dozen individual cards every year and today I am showcasing a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas to Die For

Here's my card:

I love this Yeti stamp from Lawn Fawn - he reminds me so much of the Bumble from the Rudolph christmas special! Ah nostalgia! 

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Lawn Fawn Yeti Set Go; Reverse Confetti Wreath Confetti Cuts; Concord & 9th Joy; Doodlebug patterned paper

Friday, November 18, 2016

Autumn Blessings Thanksgiving Card

I'm back again with one last Thanksgiving card! Today's card is being submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving.

The trees are die cut from DCWV cork "paper" and I did a swirly ink blending look for the sky.

Thanks for visiting! Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!

Ingredients: PTI Winter Woods cover plate, Spring Woods, Stylized Autumn

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Another Thanksgiving card

Today I have another Thanksgiving card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving.

The card base is stenciled with a woodgrain stencil to add to the woodland feel.I love this leaves cover panel - so unique!

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Reverse Leaves Cover Panel; PTI Stylized Autumn, Autumn Pumpkins, Double Ended Banners, Keep it Simple: Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Give Thanks Mixed Media card

Back with another Thanksgiving card! I love mixed media and I love how today's card came out! I am submitting today's card to 2 challenges: the Mixed Media Card Challenge #29 - Thanksgiving and to STAMPlorations' Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Here's my card:

I created my background with Brushos and then took my leaf stencil and used Tonic's Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cosmic Brown. Once dry, I cut the panel out and added the other elements.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: STAMPlorations Leaf Prints stencil, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting dies; Reveres Confetti Wreath Confetti Cuts; PTI Stylized Autumn, Fabulous Frames, Autumn Pumpkins

Owl Thanksgiving Card

With Thanksgiving around the corner I've been busy working on my cards for my favorite food holiday! Today's card is being submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Leaves Cover Panel; Paper Smooches Spookalicious; PTI Double Ended Banners, Keep it Simple: Thanksgiving; Spellbinders Circles; Doodlebug woodgrain pattern paper

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween Card for SSS Wednesday Challenge!

Today I am playing in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes! I have a cute Halloween card featuring Reverse Confetti stamps.

Here's my card:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Too Cute to Spook, Best Witches, Fright Night pattern paper; MFT Spooky Scene Die-namics; STAMPlorations Crazy Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Anniversary Card

Today I have an anniversary card for my parents that I made with some new goodies I bought.

I love Brushos and wanted to create a fun colorful background for my card. I sprinkled the powder on dry water color paper and then spritzed with water to activate and blend. Love how it turned out!

I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It!

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Papertrey Ink Spring Woods, Mat Stack #4 stamp set; Reverse Confetti  Wreathes 

Zinnia Card

I have a friend who had surgery and will be homebound for about a month so that's the perfect opportunity to make and send some cards! I wanted to send something bright and fun and use some new stamps I got from STAMPlorations.

Here is my card:

The background was created with Hero Arts' Bold Daisy Stencil and distress inks. The zinnia image was stamped onto watercolor card stock and then I used my Lukas watercolors to color in the image.

I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It and the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Challenge.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Hero Arts Bold Daisy stencil; STAMPlorations Framed Zinnia, Big Greetings

Monday, July 25, 2016

Farewell SAF 2016!

It's time to say goodbye to PTI's Stamp-a-Faire!

So many fun techniques! Awesome inspiration! Although I didn't get a chance to make cards for each of the challenges I had a blast! I look forward to incorporating my newly learned techniques in my card making! PTI never disappoints! Let the countdown to SAF 2017 begin!

Here is a pic of the all cards I made:

As you can see, I love breaking out old and new PTI goodies and using them together!  Thanks PTI!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

SAF Pointillism Play

More Stamp-a-faire! Time for another SAF challenge. 

This time Heather shows us how to recreate the look of pointillism though stamping.

This technique was fun to try and I'd try it again for sure!

Here's my card.

Here's a detailed pic:

Ingredients: PTI Friends til the End, The Skinny, Mega Mat Stack 

Thanks for visiting!

SAF 2016 Masterpiece Inspiration

Hi! I have another card for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2016

The challenge is to be inspired by a masterpiece selected by a design team member. Here is what I chose:

And here is my card:

I used the same color scheme to create a CAS/One Layer masculine card.

Ingredients: PTI Circle Scribbles, Wet Paint III

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016 - Master Color Recipes

I'm back with a card for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2016. The first challenge is Master Color Recipes and this is the recipe that I chose!

I love the bold colors and design. Here is my creation!

Ingredients: PTI Ombre Sentiments: Birthday, Tipped Tops, Make a Wish Additions

Thanks for visiting! 

PTI Stamp-A-Faire 2016!

It's here! PaperTrey Ink's annual Stamp-a-faire! This year it's all about the Masters in Art!

Being an Art History major, this is right up my alley! 

To kick things off, PTI asked us to show off our masterpiece - a project we are most proud of!  Here is mine - which I originally posted here.

I made this card as part of a class.  I have a lot of clear card stock but rarely use it - this class helped me see ways to incorporate it more in my card making. I loved how perfectly simple, yet stunning this card is and that's why I'm so proud of it.

Happy Stamp-A-Faire! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Father's Day Card #3!

Back with one last father's day card. I am submitting this card to 2 challenges: the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Father's Day/For a Guy and the CAS Mix Up June Challenge.

For the CAS challenge, I added (Black) Embossing Paste to my design.

Here's my card:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Cornish Heritage Farms Scrapblocks Distressed Circles background stamp; MFT Masculine Graphic Tee; Memory Box Texture Mesh stencil; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge; My Thoughts Exactly Father's Day Subway Art

Father's Day Card #2

Back with another father's day card! I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Father's Day/For a Guy.

The background is embossed in black and I blended some distress inks to fill in the holes. The "dad" die is cut from foil paper and then embossed with the Canvas side of the Impression plate.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Lil' Inker Designs Dad Word die; Cornish Heritage Farms Scrapblocks Distressed Circle background stamp; Skipping Stones Design Grunge 2; MFT Sentiment Strips; PTI Linen/Canvas Impression Plate