Sunday, September 8, 2019

Long Live Snail Mail

Later this month I'm meeting up with a bunch of girlfriends for a crafty weekend. I'm sooo excited!!! I'm going to take each of the girls a little snail mail package filled with a rainbow assortment of envelopes and some super cute happy mail stickers. Today I'm sharing the little tags that I made to attach to each of the goodie bags.

I made 18 of these (six of each color), and I'm so happy with how they turned out :) Here's a closer look:

I'll share some photos of the finished gift bags once I have them all put together :) I hope the girls like them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Happy Mail (Honey Bee), Angel Policy (Honey Bee)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz/Orange Zest/Bright Buttercup/New Leaf/Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Sugarplum (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Stamped Note Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Hearts (Lawn Fawn)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink of Stella (Kuretake)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)
Other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
** White panel measures 2.25" x 2.75" 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

You're A Bright Spot In My World

Happy Weekend! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the most recent Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. They're celebrating their 400th sketch, and it's a great one!!! Plus, there are awesome prizes up for grabs, so if you haven't played along yet you definitely should!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

This one is going to a sweet crafty friend and will be delivered in person when I see her for some stamping time later this month :) Can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Rainbow Wishes (Concord and 9th)
Ink: Party Dress/Tiara/Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Dies: Rainbow Wishes (Concord and 9th)
Embellishments: 4mm and 6mm Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Adhesive: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Critter Crew Birthday

Popping in today to share a card I created for the most recent CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

I had so much fun coloring this adorable Critter Crew image from Avery Elle! The scalloped strip is cut from silver glitter cardstock. I added some shimmer to their party hats with a clear wink of stella pen and finished the card off with a few silver sprinkle embellishments. After all---what's a party without a bunch of sparkle ;)

Hope you like my card for today and hope you're having a wonderful week! It's been a crazy busy summer jam-packed with road trips, hiking, visits with family, etc. Tons of fun!!! Now we're settling into a new semester and a new routine, so hopefully that means more time in the craft studio :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Critter Crew (Avery Elle), Hello Chum (Avery Elle)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: W0, W2, R20, R22, E30, E31, E33, YR04, YR09, BG10, BG11, BG13, E23, E25, Y32, Y35, E000, YG05, YG09, T1
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: The Brights Collection 6x6 Inch Paper Pad (Avery Elle)
Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Dies: Critter Crew (Avery Elle), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Medium Scalloped Border (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Tape (Gina K), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)
Embellishments: Silver Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Have A Beautiful Day

Painted Flowers is still one of my all-time favorite stamp sets from Altenew, and it immediately came to mind when I saw this month's inspiration photo/color combo!

I was so excited about how this card turned out that I made a set of three to give to a friend :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Stamps: Painted Flowers (Altenew), Mondo Magnolia by Julie (Essentials By Ellen)
Ink: It's A Girl, Party Dress, Tiara, Lime Rickey (Catherine Pooler); Amalgam (Gina K)
Cardstock: White (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)

Saturday, July 13, 2019

You Are...

Playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge today :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

One of my favorite hiking buddies, Abby, has a birthday coming up and this sentiment is so perfect for her! Over the years we've had some crazy, epic adventures together including Long's Peak, Conundrum Hot Springs and Mount Holy Cross.

Here she is doing her signature headstand on top of Mount Holy Cross last summer:

And here's me...right-side-up...hahaha!

I hope she gets a kick out of this card!

Enjoy your weekend!

Stamps: Loved and Admired (Avery Elle), Starry Scene (Avery Elle)
Ink: Amalgam (Gina K), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: YG11, YG13, YG17, R32, C1
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: White and Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Watercolor Wishes (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Starry Scene (Avery Elle), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn) 

Saturday, July 6, 2019


Playing along with The Male Room Challenge.

Our neighbor friend, Luke, is a huge fan of craft beer. His birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I made this card for him :)

I love these blueprint images by Tim Holtz! They're so fun and these ones in particular are perfect for guy cards :) I kept it super CAS and just added a bit of color to the stamped image using a couple of Zig Clean Color Brushes.

I really enjoyed making this card and can't wait to make some more cards using the other images in this set!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Beer Blueprint (Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection)
Ink: Amalgam (Gina K)
Cardstock: White (Neenah), Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Specialty Cardstock: Bristol Smooth (Strathmore)
Patterned Paper: Basics White Paper Pad (Basic Grey)
Zig Clean Color Real Brushes: Yellow, Mid Gray (Kuretake)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Punch: Round Binding Edge (EK Success)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Tape (Gina K) 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Birthday Wishes

Today I'm sharing a card I created using the current sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

The Layer It - Daisy dies from Taylored Expressions are so sweet and look absolutely fabulous in just about every color of the rainbow :) Here I've used PTI's Lilac Grace layered on top of Royal Velvet (a rich purple color). I made the card base out of Lilac Grace cardstock, too. It's fun to have that surprise pop of color when the card is opened up. Thanks to my crafty friend Jen Timko for sharing that idea!

Hope you're having a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Mini Messages (The Stamp Market), Brushed Blossom (Concord and 9th)
Ink: Amalgam (Gina K)
Cardstock: White, Lilac Grace, Royal Velvet (PTI)
Specialty Cardstock: Gold Sparkle (MFT)
Dies: Layer It - Daisy (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)