Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Happy Birthday

I can't resist a good sketch, so today I'm playing along with the most recent Sunday Stamps Challenge.

Here's the sketch:


And here's my card:


I absolutely LOVE this image from Erin Lee Creative! It's so detailed and totally gorgeous! I made sure I kept my design extremely CAS so that the image would be the star of the show :) 


Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Aztec Antlers (Erin Lee Creative), sentiment from Sugar Rush (Winnie and Walter), Interlocking Backdrops (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: E00, E30, E31, E33, E44, BG72, BG75
Cardstock: White and Ocean Tides (Ink To Paper)
Dies: Aztec Antlers Coordinating Dies (Erin Lee Creative), A2 Layers Die (Waffle Flower), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake) 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Camo Happy Birthday

Today I'm playing along with two challenges: Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown.




Here's my card:


This will be heading to our nephew who's in the Marine Corps and will be celebrating his birthday later this month. I found this piece of camouflage patterned paper when I was cleaning and organizing my studio recently---so perfect for this occasion :)

The "drop shadow" banner is die-cut from gold sparkle cardstock (tough to see that in the photo). I thought the touch of gold was appropriate---symbolic of the naval aviator wings he's pursuing.

I hope you like my creation for today! And hope my nephew likes it too!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Happy Happy (Lawn Fawn), Splatter (DeNami Design)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Kraft (Ink To Paper)
Patterned Paper: (Found in my stash)
Specialty Cardstock: Gold Sparkle (MFT)
Dies: Happy Happy Happy (Lawn Fawn), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn), Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn) 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Time To Trim The Tree...

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with the most recent Addicted To CAS Challenge:


I love giving little gifties to my neighbor girlfriends and decorating them with handmade tags! Just a little something for them to find in their mailbox and to hopefully make them smile :)

This year I designed some tree tags to decorate the gifts with:


The tree die is one that I received for free with an order from MFT. I love it! Makes for super simple multiples :) And the tag die is one of my favorites (from Studio Katia)!

I decided I was going to give each of my girlfriends a cute Swedish dishcloth from Three Bluebirds. If you're not familiar with them, you can check them out HERE. Swedish dishcloths are eco-friendly, machine washable, biodegadable, etc. One dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels. Given all of this...I came up with a fun sentiment for the back of the tags, "Time to TRIM THE TREE (usage)" ;)


Here's a photo of one of the gifts all wrapped up and ready to be delivered:


I hope my friends get a kick out of these!

Thanks for visiting!

 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Snow Friends

 
Today I'm playing along with Tracey McNeely's super fun and totally festive 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

My tag for today was inspired by Eloise Blue's adorable snowman tags on Day 7. You can see those HERE. And here's a look at my tag:


I stamped the sentiment on the back:


I kept the design simple because I needed to make 21 of these to attach to holiday treat bags for Pepper's puppy friends in the mountainhood :) We love delivering surprise gifts to neighbors' mailboxes throughout the year and especially during the holiday season! So much fun!!!


Thanks for visiting!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Snow Friends (Mama Elephant), snowflakes from Beary Happy Holidays (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Unicorn (Hero Arts), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: E30, E31, RV13, RV14, E25, E93, YG05, YG09, N4, N6
Cardstock: White and Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer (Nuvo)
Dies: Snow Friends (Mama Elephant), Scalloped Circle Stackables (Lawn Fawn), Snow Drifts (MFT)
Baker's Twine: Pink Sorbet (The Twinery)
Adhesive: Connect Glue (Gina K), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn) 
 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Holidays


The current theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Anything Goes," so today I'm sharing a holiday card I created using some fabulous products from Taylored Expressions.


The images are from the Fluffy Friends - Holiday set by Taylored Expressions :) Aren't they totally adorable?!?!!! I think it's my favorite set from their October release!

The ink blended square in the background was created using the new masking stencils at Taylored Expressions. Oh my! Have you seen these stencils? The concept was developed through the combined efforts of my sweet friends, Taylor of Taylored Expressions and Laurie Willison. These stencils are amazing and are a must-have!!! I was so lucky to receive the square and rectangle versions of the stencils as a gift at a recent crafty retreat (THANKS, TAYLOR!!!!) and now I absolutely MUST get my hands on the oval and circle ones ;)

I was really happy with how this card turned out, so I made a second one and changed up the color combo a bit :)


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating today!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Fluffy Friends - Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: White and Hawaiian Shores (PTI), SnoCone (MFT)
Ink: Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink (Ranger), Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink (Ranger), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Stencil: Masking Stencils - Square (Laurie Willison for Taylored Expressions)
Copic Sketch Markers: E30, E31, E33, E23, E25, R20, Y32, Y35, C1, C4, R22, R24, RV13, RV14, YG05, YG09, BG13, BG11
White Gelly Roll Pen 08 (Sakura)
Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer (Nuvo)
Other: White Acrylic Paint
Dies: Fluffy Friends - Holiday (Taylored Expressions), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Tape (3M) 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Dashing Through The Snow


Happy Saturday! Today I'm playing along with the most recent Christmas Kickstart Challenge: Snow!

I absolutely adore the darling little Holiday Fluffy Friends from Taylored Expressions!!! And I pulled out an oldie but goodie, Woodland Winter from Taylored Expressions, to create the trees in the background :)


I was so excited about how this turned out that I made another one in pink ;)


A BIG THANK YOU to my friend, Jen, who let me borrow this stamp set and coordinating dies at a recent craft retreat!!! I had so much fun putting these cards together!

 
Thanks for visiting!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Fluffy Friends - Holiday (Taylored Expressions), Woodland Winter (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (PTI), SnoCone (MFT)
Copic Sketch Markers: E31, E33, C1, R20, C4, BG10, RV13, RV14, YG05, YG09, R22, R24
White Gelly Roll Pen 08 (Sakura)
Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer (Nuvo)
Dies: Fluffy Friends - Holiday (Taylored Expressions), Snow Drifts (MFT), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Moose

Quick post today to share a card I made using the sketch over at the most recent Global Design Project Challenge.




We saw quite a few moose on our property and in our mountainhood over the summer and early autumn. They are such incredible creatures!

Thanks for visiting!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Woven Plaid Background (Concord and 9th), Wood Pallet Background (Altenew)
Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko), Unicorn (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: White (Neenah), Kraft/Soft Stone/Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Dies: Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Woodland Silhouettes 2 (Taylored Expressions), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn), Scene It: Mountain View (PTI)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Connect Glue (Gina K), Foam Tape (Gina K)