Saturday, September 30, 2017

CAS Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!

I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Mine is starting at the laundromat since my washing machine broke earlier in the week and in a family of 5, that is just not a good thing. So, I figured I would take advantage of the free wi- fi available in the facility and post this very simple Birthday card I made the other day. I cut the 4 holes using Circle Wafer thin dies from Simon Says Stamp and then cut some additional circles from patterned paper and layered them as shown. I decided that they needed a little bit of bling to them, so I added a little gold gem sticker to each one.
The simple sentiment is from Verve Stamps and I stamped it with High Dive ink from. Simon Says Stamp.

Have a great weekend and I will see you all again soon!

Challenges:

1. CAS on Friday:  Use Die Cuts
2. Hiding in my Craft Room: Anything Goes
3. Polkadoodles Craft: Anything Goes
4. Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thankful Me

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’re having a great day. I put together a quick Thank You card using some fun bright color stock from Simon Says Stamp including Blue Violet for the base, Island Blue and Green Apple along with some white. I had the design figured out in my head pretty early; but wasn’t sure what I wanted to put in the middle of the individual squares. I didn’t have any Prima flowers that coordinated with the colors, so I decided to make some using an old Sissix die that I have had forever.  I added some sequins to the middle and some faux white stitching lines to make them pop a litle. The sentiment is from an old wood stamp set from Stampin Up that I’ve also had forever. 


Pretty simple card but I really liked how that colors coordinated in the final result. That’s all for me today. Have a great day and I will see you all again soon!

Challenges 
Anything Goes: 



Monday, September 25, 2017

Latte Thanks

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’ve all been well. I’m just popping in really quickly to share a thank you card I made using an older Simon Says Stamp set “What’s Brewing” I layered the card as shown and then stamped the mug in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then colored it in with Prismacolor pencils.


Have a great day and I will see you all again soon.

Challenges:

1. Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes
2. Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
3. Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Watercolor Wash Cards

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I, unfortunately, have caught myself a little bit of a cold, so I kept things rather light and simple, never straying too far from my box of tissues!
Today, I wanted to share with you a few more watercolor cards. If you haven't guessed by now, I did a lot of watercoloring during my blog hiatus in August. Actually, I think I did these cards back in July, I just never got around to posting them. These were super simple, I just did a simple watercolor all along a piece of watercolor paper. I did a basic rainbow gradient and then decided to cut the paper in to three different sections and then attached 2 of them to the bottoms of white note cards and then the last one I changed it up a bit and used craft. I added simple sentiments and some floss and a few other minor embellishments.
Have a great Monday and I will see you all again soon!






Challenges:

1. A Gem of a Challenge: Kraft Paper (wk 2)
2. Artistic Inspirations: AG (2nd entry)
3. Crafting from the Heart: AG
4. Glitter n Sparkle: AG



Friday, September 8, 2017

Watercolor Block Stamping

Hi Everyone!

I hope you've all had a great week. Thanks for visiting me today. I have three cards to share with you inspired by a video I watched from Jennifer McGuire featuring watercoloring using an acrylic block to create a simple, but fun background. I decided to keep the rest of the card simple by just adding a white embossed image to the center of each panel and then attached it to a top folding Neenah solar white card.

For the first card, I used Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw and Peacock Feathers for my color combo. The butterfly is from Verve Stamps and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.


The second card is Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves.  The balloon and sentiment is from


Finally, the last card is Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch. The "Hello" is from Hero Arts and I just punched out some white hearts and added them to the bottom.


Challenges:

1. Polkadoodles
2. Creative Fingers

3. Crafting with Friends

That is all for me. Have a great weekend and I'll see you all again next week!




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It's Your Birthday.

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great day so far. I wanted to share the birthday card I made for my daugher's birthday in August. I used the stripes from Clearly Besotted Basic Stripes set in Weathered Wood, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick. I then added some secondary stamps from a set from Simon Says Stamp in black. The sentiment on the top is from Altenew Birthday Greetings. I added some iridescent sequins around the sentiment and then rounded the top corner before adhering the panel to a top folding Neenah Solar White card base.




That is all for me. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and I will see you again soon!

Challenges:

1. Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
2. Creative Moments: Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp: Stamp It.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Congratulations

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're having a nice Labor Day weekend. I am just popping by for a quick bit to share a shaker card I made during my blog hiatus. I used the WRMK fuse tool to make the shaker pocket. For the background, I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to create a simple watercolor splash background and then just flicked a few drops of water on it. I die cut the letters for the "Congratulations" and just adhered them as shown. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts along the bottom.


That is all for me. Thanks for visiting with me today and have a great day!

Challenges:

1. A Gem of A Challenge: Use Kraft Paper
2. Always Fun Challenges: Shaker Card
3. Artistic Inspirations: AG
4. Crafting from the Heart: AG


Friday, September 1, 2017

Lucky Stars

Hi Everyone!

Well, as you can see I took more than a couple weeks off during August! I'm hoping to be back to blogging a bit more in September. I have few projects already completed that I can share over the next week and then we'll see what happens from there.

Today I'm sharing a thank you card I made using stamps from Hero Arts and I made the stripes at the bottom using stamps from Clearly Besotted. I chose Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers and Festive Berries Distress inks for my color palette. I added some wink of Stella glitter pen to the larger stars and then added some silver star stickers as well.




Have a great weekend and I'll see you all again next week!
Challenges:

1. 4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
2. Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
3. Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
4. Creative Moments: Anything Goes
5  Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
6. Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

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