Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Rainbow Thanks

 
Today I'm playing along with the most recent CAS on Sunday Challenge: "Sentiment" (use only a sentiment: no image).

I recently purchased the Hinged Thanks Designer Die from Essentials By Ellen and this was a great opportunity to put it to use! Here's what I came up with:


I adhered colored cardstock strips under each letter to create a happy rainbow. Here's a closer look:



I had so much fun making this one that I couldn't resist making another (very similar---just changed up the patterned paper).



I am totally smitten with this die and can't wait to make more cards (and even some tags) with it! I have several ideas I want to try out.

Hope you liked my cards for today.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Black Mini Dot 12x12 (Pebbles), Day Of The Dead 12x12 (Pebbles)
Dies: Hinged Thanks By Julie (Essentials By Ellen), Dots and Dashes Wise Dies (Paper Smooches), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happier Than A Seagull

Playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch 213:


Here's my take:


I absolutely ADORE that little seagull with the chip in his mouth! And the sentiment: "May you be happier than a seagull with a stolen chip" totally makes me smile. Super fun!

My SIL works for the National Aviary, so she loves all things bird-related. She has a birthday coming up, so I'll be sending this off to her very soon. Hope she likes it!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Stay Salty by Julie (Essentials By Ellen)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Mustard Seed/Spiced Marmalade/Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Copic Markers: N1, N2, N3, Y15, YR16
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Let's Polka In The Dark 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Stay Salty By Julie Designer Dies (Essentials By Ellen), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), circle from Burst Die (Avery Elle)
Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hello there! I'm back for a second time today to share a birthday card I made for my nephew who is about to turn 23 at the end of March. He'll be heading off to the Marines in a couple of months with the hopes of becoming a pilot, so I thought this sentiment was perfect.


I'll also be entering this at Seize The Birthday:


Hope your week is off to a great start!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Wild & Free (Waffle Flower), Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)
Patterned Paper: Watercolor Wishes 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Specialty Paper: Gold Sparkle Cardstock (My Favorite Things)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Fishtail Flags STAX (My Favorite Things)
Adhesive: Permanent Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow), 1/4" Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

With Heartfelt Sympathy


Today I'm sharing a card I created for the most recent Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge---Simon Says: "Bit O' Green"


Papertrey Ink's Through The Trees Stamp Set is an oldie but goodie. I love the simple images and the beautiful sentiments.

Thanks for visiting!

I'll be back in a bit with a birthday card I made for my nephew who's about to turn 23 at the end of this month.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Through The Trees (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Jalapeno and Walnut (Lawn Fawn), Teal Zeal Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream and Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Tool: MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)
Adhesive: Mono Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow)

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Paper Smooches Goodies

I recently purchased the Bear Frog Card Dies from Paper Smooches. They are super duper fun and totally cute!!! Today I'm sharing my first frog card using these new goodies!


Who can resist a polka-hearted frog, right?!?! And I combined a couple of the dies in the set to make a little tongue too! Fun!

Here's a closer look:



My dental hygienist recently had a baby, and I wanted to take along a little gift when I went to the dentist today. This was a perfect card to include with the package! She loved it!!!

I'm also entering this into the March 2017 Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:








Hope your week is off to a great start!!!

Thanks for visiting!




 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Live Wild & Free

Hey there! I made this card using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 274 and the color combo from Color Throwdown 429 and then failed to photograph it and post it in time for either. Oh well. Still thought I'd go ahead and share it here on the blog though.


During Tracey McNeely's "25 Days of Christmas Tags" event I won a gift certificate to Altenew. A BIG THANKS to Tracey and Altenew for the awesome prize!!! One of the stamps I purchased with my gift certificate was this fabulous Wood Pallet Background! I absolutely love it!!! I think you'll be seeing a lot of it on my cards in the near future!

And here are the sketch and color combo that inspired my card:



Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Wild & Free (Waffle Flower), Wood Pallet Background (Altenew), Small Splatter (DeNami Design)
Ink: Peacock/Fake Tan/Carrot/Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Peacock (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Joy To The Woods Coordinating Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)
Tools: MISTI (My Sweet Petunia), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)

 



 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wishing You...

Popping in today to share a card I created using the most recent sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 275.
Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:


The inside says, "a year full of happiness, love and laughter."

Hope you're having a great weekend!!!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Wild & Free (Waffle Flower), Wishing You (Winnie & Walter), Bearing Gifts (Reverse Confetti), Small Splatter (DeNami Design)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White/Soft Stone/True Black (Papertrey Ink), Mermaid (Lawn Fawn)
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Bearing Gifts Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle (Spellbinders), Fishtail Flags STAX (My Favorite Things)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)