Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop


Today I am sharing a card I made for the Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop.

Here is the inspiration photo:

When I saw the inspiration picture a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to recreate the heart shaped wreath because it was so lovely. This is where it took me forever to get moving on the project!!  I stamped several different flowers, etc and after some trial and error, I settled on the single rose from the newest Make It Market kit, Wonderland. I stamped and die cut many of these and put them aside.

I returned home from Atlanta today and realized I forgot about the hop!

I die cut a heart shape out of white card stock and stamped several leaf shapes in different colors around the outline of the heart. Then I glued down the roses.

The inside sentiment was stamped on champagne vellum and embossed with gold.

I adhered the vellum down to the card stock and then added foam strips to the Fine Linen to allow a little light to shine through it.

I finished by adding to bright pink card stock and sprinkled around some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Party Time.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday # 307 Faux Stained Glass

Hi There!

I created this card for the Papertrey Ink MIM #307 Faux Stained Glass challenge.

Laurie shared a video this week about using vellum to create a faux stained glass.

After making the stained glass piece, I really wanted the shine to come through so I cut a smaller square out of the white card base.

You can see the inside here:

I just love that snowflake!

Here is what the card looks like when you open it in light:

I chose a platinum colored vellum instead of plain to give it some more shimmer.

Everything was going well until I stamped my sentiment and got a smudge of ink on the left bottom of the card! So a few snowflakes helped disguise the oops!

Thanks Laurie for the challenge!!

Have a great day!

I am entering this card in the challenges:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Sentiment with The Stamps of Life

SSS Monday Challenge : Christmas/Winter HolidaysHi there!

I wanted to share a card today featuring a beautiful scripty sentiment:

I made the background using an older stamp -  Santa Claus is coming to town -  and stamping it all over light green card stock.

I used the holly leaves and berries from the Sizzix Stocking Fold It Set next. The berries were cut from red Glitter Paper. It is amazing paper - no loose glitter but give you a beautiful look. 

You can see the shimmer below:

I added a couple of pieces of patterned paper to the bottom and mounted it all on a Gingersnap card stock base.

The final step was to color the holly leaves with green Wink of stella for the perfect shine!

I am entering this card in the challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays
WAW #312-313 Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Santa2stamp with The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I wanted to share a card featuring Santa Claus!

I stamped Santa in black archival ink and stamped his hat in red dye ink. I thought he was too plain so I added some green and white Nuvo for texture and interest. I like how he turned out.

The ornament was cut in a lighter green and embossed with gold. I added it to patterned paper and finished it with some twine.

All supplies from The Stamps of Life.

I am entering this card in the WAW #312-313 Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Let it Snow with The Stamps of Life


Today I have winter on my mind (as we are currently experiencing 70 degree weather!).

I began by embossing the sentiment, Let it Snow, in gold on watercolor paper. The Tim Holtz stamp platform made this job much easier and straighter!!! 

This stamp came from a previous card kit from The Stamps of Life.

I added 5 shades of blue watercolor and let it dry. During that time, I die cut a circle tag and stamped Warm Wishes in Midnight ink. I added gold Nuvo to the wooden stars and tied it on with a navy ribbon.

The watercolor panel was added onto a piece of gold glitter paper from DCWV

The card base is Midnight card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Blessings with The Stamps of Life


I have been working on this cute squirrel card and today I got it finished!

I did some Copic Coloring on the squirrel and after die cutting him out, I filled his cart with presents! 
The Santa hat was stamped with Strawberry ink and die cut. I added some sparkle to the packages and his hat with a Clear Wink of Stella Marker.

The sentiment comes from the Christmas Sentiment Dies set. I absolutely love these dies, the script is so beautiful and bold!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Anything Goes and 4 Crafts Chicks #379 Anything Goes challenge.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ho Ho Ho Box card with The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I created a Box card today for the blog. I used the new Sizzix Box Die set designed by Stephanie Barnard.

This is a fun set! You can design what edge type you want (scalloped, straight, etc) so there is a lot of flexibility. 

The stamp and die set in the box are from a retired stamp set but I really wanted to use some winter themes in the warm, red Christmas color box to create some interest. 

The best part is this card will fold flat for mailing!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Make It Monday #304: Photo Ornaments


I created this ornament for the Make It Monday #304 Photo Ornaments challenge by Lexi over at Papertrey Ink.

Here is the front:

I didn't think I would have time to participate this week, but today the girls dressed up in their new reindeer onesies and I snapped a photo (with our cat Hobbs, of course!).

I printed the picture on photo paper sizing it to 3 inches x 3 inches. I die cut the card stock and the picture and then embossed Pure Poppy using the branch from the What the Doodle Ornament Mini set as well as the Believe sentiment from Dash Away All.

I wanted to use the reindeer die cut on the back. There isn't a lot of room to stamp so I hand wrote their names, age and the year.

This new ornament die made this so simple!!!

Thanks Lexi for the inspiration.

Supplies Used:
Pure Poppy and Kraft Card Stock
Tag Sale #12
Green String from the Make It Mini Tag Along Set
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving today. I wanted to share a card I made today. These pilgrims are from The Stamps of Life and just ridiculously cute.

We are getting ready to stuff ourselves full of turkey and dressing and yummy pie!

I am so grateful for all the many blessings in my life.

I am so grateful to have this beautiful red maple in my yard today. It that has been sharing with me this gorgeous show of color this year.

Some cheerful pumpkins on my porch:

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the WAW #310-311 Anything Goes Challenge and SSS Wednesday Food an/or Drink challenge.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Crayola Model Magic Meals

Hi there!

One of my sweet daughters, Sarah, made this amazing selection of "meals' using Crayola Model Magic. I just had to share them today on the blog.

One of Sarah's teacher at school has a stuffed hamster called Hammy. Hammy wears little outfits, etc so she decided to make some "meals" for him.

She is 11!!!

Closeup of the details:

Ice cream:

And a cookie of course!!

Look at the dimension~

Monday, November 13, 2017

Create Along with Us - Papertrey Ink


I wanted to share a card I made for the Create Along with Us challenge over at Papertrey Ink.

I was inspired by Melissa's blog post that featured the Psalm stamp. Here is my take on it:

Supplies used:
Fine Linen Card Stock (PTI)
White Linen Card stock (PTI)
Birch Paper and preprinted die cuts from Make It Market Wonderland (PTI)
Inspired: Jesus mini stamp set (PTI)
Rose Red and Lost Lagoon ink (Stampin' Up!)
Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen
Red and White Twine (Avery Elle)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Merry Christmas with The Stamps of Life

Hello there!

I received my new Stamps of Life Stamp and Die set and I couldn't wait to use it!

The coffee mug is so cute and was created to be hot chocolate but I think you could create coffee drinks, too!

I die cut the mugs from patterened paper and added each one to the white card stock shadow.

I stamped sentiments on each and added twine and bling. These are from previous Card kit stamp sets.

The Kraft card stock was embossed with an older Snowflake folder from Sizzix.

Thanks for reading today!

I am entering this card in the WAW # 306-307 Anything Goes challenge.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Good Times with The Stamps of Life


Another busy week has gone by here but I do have a cute card to share.

I used patterned paper from this month's Card Kit from The Stamps of Life. The die is also from the same card kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday #306-307 Anything Goes.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Birthday with The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Just wanted to share a card I made using the latest The Stamps of Life  card kit. Each month includes a paper pad and I am crazy about this print!

The large sentiment came from the Sizzix Die Front Drop In set.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Make It Monday #301 Matting with Glitter

Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's MIM #301 Matting with Glitter.

I have been very short on time the last few weeks so I am happy I was able to get any crafting time!

I didn't use loose glitter for my mat. I decided to use glitter paper because I wanted the whole mat to show through the snowflake mat.

You can really see the shine of that glitter paper in this photo:

I decided to make my Joy circle with gold embossing powder to add a little warmth to the cool tones.

Thanks Lizzie for the great tutorial!