Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You Are Awesome

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the most recent Just Us Girls Challenge.


At a recent stamping retreat I had the opportunity to try out some alcohol inks. A big THANK YOU to Danielle for providing the inks, paper, tools, and a little mini class on how to use them :) It was so much fun!!!

My experimenting resulted in a couple of different panels, and I just now had a chance to turn one of those panels into a card.


Unfortunately I didn't write down which ink colors I used, but on this panel I squirted drops of alcohol ink and blending solution onto some Yupo paper and then used a tool that you squeeze air out of to move the ink around. (I've also seen videos where people blow through a straw to create a similar effect.)


My youngest brother is turning 40 at the end of this month and I'm heading to Pittsburgh to visit/celebrate with him and my family! This card is for him :) He's an incredible artist, and I've always thought he's pretty darn awesome ;) Hope he likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Totally Awesome (Essentials By Ellen)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: White and Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Awesome (Neat and Tangled), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Other: Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Specialty Paper: Yupo
Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!) 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Celebrate Your Day

 
Happy Saturday! Today I'm playing along with Addicted to CAS Challenge 138. This time around the code word is "rainbow" :)


I absolutely love this Bouquet of Hearts stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio and thought it would look super fun in a rainbow of colors!

 
I'll be hand delivering this to my grandma for her 87th birthday at the end of June :) So excited that I'll get to see her when I visit Pittsburgh.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Bouquet of Hearts (Pinkfresh Studio)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Markers: Copic Sketch
White Gel Pen: Uni-ball Signo
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hope Your Birthday Is A Splash

Hello there, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the most recent Seize The Birthday Challenge.


The "topping" option this time around is patterned paper, which I have a TON of, so I just had to play along ;)

Here's my card:


The Splash! Stamp Set from Avery Elle is totally cute and summery! I put the girl on the floatie on an action wobble, which makes it extra fun! My sweet SIL has a birthday coming up soon and she loves to spend time in her pool, so I'm hoping she'll go bonkers for this card :)


I hope your week is off to a great start!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Splash! (Avery Elle), waves from Hello Chum (Avery Elle)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: R32, R35, Y11, Y15, YR16, YR18, BG11, BG13, E25, E31, E33, N3, YR61, YG05, YG09
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: 110lb Smooth Solar White (Neenah), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: The Everyday Collection 6x6 Inch Paper Pad (Avery Elle)
Dies: Splash! (Avery Elle), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)
Other: Action Wobble (Art Impressions)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)
 

Beautiful Day

Popping in today with another birthday card. This one is for my super cheerful neighbor friend, Kim.


At a recent crafty retreat we were gifted this adorable Beautiful Day stamp set and coordinating dies from MFT :) A great BIG THANK YOU to MFT for their kindness and generosity!!! I thought these flowers would look extra delightful in a rainbow of colors. I colored them, die-cut them out, and then added them to a pre-printed doodle border panel from Taylored Expressions. These panels are super fun and whimsical! HUGE THANKS to the amazingly talented Jen Shults for giving each gal at the retreat a packet of these panels to create with!!!


I'll also be entering this card into the most recent Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.


Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Beautiful Day (MFT)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: R32, R35, YR16, YR18, Y11, Y15, BG11, BG13, V01, V15, YG05, YG09
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: 110lb Smooth Solar White (Neenah), Bright Buttercup and True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Boxed In Basics: Pre-Printed Doodle Borders (Taylored Expressions)
Dies: Beautiful Day (MFT)
Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)
Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Have A Beautiful Day

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the most recent My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:


Beautiful Butterflies is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets from MFT! So perfect for so many occasions!


I'll be snail mailing this card to my sweet friend, Danielle, for her June birthday. She and I met in first grade (nearly 38 years ago) and even though we live 1,500 miles away from each other now she continues to be one of my dearest friends. A true treasure :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies (MFT), You Give Me Butterflies (MFT)
Ink: Bellini and Tutti Frutti (Catherine Pooler), Intense Black (Hero Arts), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: 110lb Smooth Solar White (Neenah), SnoCone (MFT), Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Beautiful Butterflies (MFT), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tu-Tu Cute

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a card I made using the newest sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch:


And here's my take:


The Tu-Tu Cute Stamp Set from Waffle Flower is absolutely adorable!!! And it was the perfect fit for making a card to send to my 5 year old niece who will be performing in her first dance recital in early June!


Thanks for visiting! Have a fantastic day!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Tu-Tu Cute (Waffle Flower)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Distress Oxide Ink: Fossilized Amber (Ranger)
Cardstock: 110lb Smooth Solar White (Neenah), Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Woodgrain (Ms Sparkle and Co)
Copic Sketch Markers: E31, E33, YR61, V01, V15, V17
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Dies: Tu-Tu Cute Coordinating Dies (Waffle Flower), Basic Set (Mama Elephant), banner from Sweet Celebration Dies (Lil' Inker Designs)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Birthday Love


Popping in to share a card I made for the most recent Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use More Than One Stamp.


At a recent crafty retreat we were gifted this super fun Birthday Love Stamp from The Stamp Market! LOVE it!!! BIG THANKS to The Stamp Market for being so awesome and generous!!!

I stamped the Birthday Love Stamp in Onyx Black Versafine ink and then stamped over each line with different paint brush swooshes from MFT's Abstract Art stamp set using a rainbow of colored inks from Catherine Pooler :)

Here's a closer look:

Mailing this off to a crafty friend who has a birthday at the end of this month.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Birthday Love Stamp (The Stamp Market), Abstract Art (MFT)
Ink: Party Dress, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, Flirty Fuchsia (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: 110lb Smooth Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink of Stella (Kuretake)