Friday, April 17, 2015

Back to the Basics...

TGIF, TGIF, TGIF!!!! Today you will find this card here and on the Blog, and I am taking us all back to the basics of cardmaking.  Now when I say basics I wants to remind you that the basics are beautiful not boring.  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in trying new techniques and adding so many embellishments that I lose site of why I really love cardmaking... for the stamping.  So I have created this little beauty with nothing but some good ol stamps, ink, markers and foam adhesive...

Supplies Used:

I was inspired by the following challenges while creating this beauty..
MarkerPop: Anything Goes Challenge
AAA Cards: It's Spring Time

Hope to see you join in the Challenge: Pink going on now!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hey Friend! Layout

Hi!  Today I'm popping in to share this fun and bright layout I've created with one of the newer DCWV Stacks called Chic Chat... this stack can be found now at Michaels...

I love how bright and fun this collection is, not to mention the canvas paper, hello yummy!  I love my DCWV stacks because they do all the work for you when it comes to mixing and matching, and with the canvas paper I also don't have try and think about texture either!  With some fussy cutting and creative die cutting I was able to create my own embellishments out of paper.

Supplies Used:

View blog post for supplies

This layout was inspired by the Sketches in Thyme Sketch #143
and the SWAT Mood Board: Spring!

And finally in the Paper Issues: Prints Charming's Beautiful Paper

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Groovy baby...

Oh I just LOVE the new Alley Way Stamp Feeling Groovy Stamp Set... it is soooo fun to play with!  And as soon as I saw this van image I had to play...

So fun, right?!  Best part about this card? It's one layer baby!!! (well if you don't count the paper piecing that is!) I started this card by stamping the van in the center of my cardbase.  I then masked it off and went covered the front of the card with a stencil and distress inks.  Next I removed the mask, colored various areas with Copics, paper peiced a floral design.  Stamped the sentiment in the corner from the Freebie Stamp Set of the Month, Far Out, with every $40 spent, and added an enamel dot in the center! :)

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: In the Middle ( my little van is right in the middle of one groovy background hehehe!)
Virginia's View: Cards with Dimension/Layers - I actually have 3 layers on this one layer of sorts card (confusing, right?!) I have a stencil background, a stamped image and some paper piecing on top!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Your Kindness...

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Today I'm popping in to share a card I've created for several challenges...

The biggest inspiration for this card was this month's Altenew Challenge Photo:

I drew my inspiration from the shapes and colors in the photo and just let things come together!  I started by mixing various distress inks on watercolored paper, blended with water and a paint brush and then splattered with gold spray mist.  Finally I stamped my floral and leaf images randomly on the paper and fussy cut.  The gold vellum circles were left over from a previous project and matched perfectly with the gold circles in the photo.  I love the look of the bright red in the photo and at the top it has a chevron look so that is why I placed the red die cut border at the top.  I finished my card with a sentiment and some clear sequins.

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: April Showers/ Spring Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

All About That Washi...

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card on the Nani Ke Ola Blog that shows off the yumminess of Pinkfresh Studio's washi tape ( washi tape can totally be yummy, right?! )...

I really love the way the washi lines up so perfectly when laid side by side, don't you?  I then added some embellishments layered together and added the wood strip as my sentiment.  Finally the black enamels were added to "ground" my embellishment cluster and tie in with the black on the sentiment.
All supplies can be found here at Nani Ke Ola Scrapbooking

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by!

I am entering this into the Virginia's View Challenge: Cards with Dimension
and in Clique Kits: April Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Crafting!

You Brighten My Day...

Hi, and Happy Monday!  I am popping in here to share a card that you can also find on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, that is just bound to make someone happy...

This little guy is from the new Phone Home Stamp Set... the little creatures in this set are so fun to play with!  I had fun stamping and fussy cutting him, coating him with glossy accents and them sticking some googly eyes on top hehehe!  Oh and I colored in his mouth a little too.  The sentiment comes from the More than Words Set.  These colors are not something I normally work with, but I LOVE it!  I usually go to pintrest for color mixing inspiration, but this time I was inspired by the colors in the paper pack itself! (Studio Calico)

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge: Anything Goes use a die ( I used two :) )
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Super Mom Blog Hop *Giveaway Too!*

Hello amazing readers and welcome to our Super Mom Blog Hop based on the new Super Mom Stamp Set now available at V's Sweet Ideas!!!

I'm showing you a super fun shaker card that's going to have any Mom smiling...

I just love the sentiment in this set and the fun graphic images too!  This set would be great for the little crafters you might have in your life as well, since Mother's day is coming up hint hint.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: DCWV  My Sunshine Stack and Birthday Wishes Stack

Now onto some Giveaway Details... woot woot!!!

Two winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop. Winners will receive the stamp set "Super Mom" and a few other goodies.

1. Two winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop. Winners will receive the new Super Mom stamp set.
2. Deadline: You have until midnight EST on Friday, April 17th to leave a comment.
3. Please check V’s Sweet Ideas Blog on Saturday, April 18th to see if you are a lucky winner.

Your next stop is the incredibly sweet and amazing Nicole!!!

Here is the full hop order:

Vanessa (V's Sweet Ideas)
Thanks for hopping and Happy Crafting!